The Morning After: Friday, June 9th 2017

The Morning After: Friday, June 9th 2017 Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. As this week wraps up we're getting you ready for E3, and digging into Boston Dynamics' new owner. Plus: A peek inside the new iMac. Source: Engadget Link: The Morning After: Friday, June 9th 2017

Intel's not very happy about Qualcomm-powered Windows 10 PCs

Intel's not very happy about Qualcomm-powered Windows 10 PCs As its 8086 chip architecture nears 40 years old, Intel has put Qualcomm on notice about recent news that Windows 10 PCs will run Snapdragon 835 chips with x86 emulation. "There have been reports that some companies may try to emulate Intel's proprie… Source: Engadget Link: […]

Softbank buys Boston Dynamics (and its robots) from Google

Softbank buys Boston Dynamics (and its robots) from Google It's been over a year since we heard that Google's parent company Alphabet wanted to sell its robotics company Boston Dynamics, and now it has a buyer: Softbank. The Japanese company has been working on its own robots for years, including the helpful… Source: Engadget Link: […]

Sony is building a full-frame digital camera for pro filmmakers

Sony is building a full-frame digital camera for pro filmmakers If you've ever shot video with a full-frame DSLR, you know how alluring it can be — that large sensor can be perfect for low-light shots and soft backgrounds. However, pro cinematographers have generally had to "settle" for Super 35mm and smaller s… Source: Engadget […]

Android Pay is your new shopping BFF in Taiwan

Android Pay is your new shopping BFF in Taiwan Google has been bringing Android Pay to new regions in an attempt to expand its limited availability. After landing in the UK last year and in Canada more recently, the mobile payment system has now made its way to Taiwan, where you can use it in […]

Hangouts calls on iPhones now appear as regular voice calls

Hangouts calls on iPhones now appear as regular voice calls It took a while, but Google Hangouts has finally followed in Facebook Messenger's footsteps and started taking advantage of iOS 10's Callkit. That means calls you receive on Hangouts will appear as regular voice calls on your iPhones' lock screen –… Source: Engadget Link: Hangouts […]

Major identity manager breach exposes sensitive user info

Major identity manager breach exposes sensitive user info Identity and password management services are, in theory, supposed to improve your security by promoting tough-to-guess passwords and otherwise keeping logins under lock and key. However, the concentration of high-value data also makes them a juicy… Source: Engadget Link: Major identity manager breach exposes sensitive user info

Verizon beefs up its prepaid plans' data allowance

Verizon beefs up its prepaid plans' data allowance Verizon's prepaid plans will look a lot more enticing come June 6th: the mobile carrier has tweaked its current offerings, giving each tier a bigger data allowance. You'll now get 3GB of data instead of 2GB for $40 and 7GB instead of 5GB for $50. The… Source: […]

SpaceX re-launches a Dragon capsule for the first time

SpaceX re-launches a Dragon capsule for the first time SpaceX is no longer limited to reusing rockets — it's reusing capsules, too. The private spaceflight outfit has launched a refurbished Dragon cargo capsule (namely, one last used in September 2014) as part of a resupply mission to the International… Source: Engadget Link: SpaceX re-launches a […]

Computex gave us a glimpse at how computing will evolve

Computex gave us a glimpse at how computing will evolve One thing was very clear at Computex: It's going to be a transformational year for computing. We're seeing several trends from the past few years — like the move towards thinner and lighter laptops, and the rise of mobile computing — evolve in new… Source: […]

Here's updated mapping vehicle paves way for self-driving cars

Here's updated mapping vehicle paves way for self-driving cars It may have been a while since we last we came across a Here 3D mapping vehicle, but that's not to say the company hasn't been using its cars lately. In fact, the Here True collection vehicle is now in its third revision, and I got […]

Recommended Reading: 'Wonder Woman' is timely superhero movie

Recommended Reading: 'Wonder Woman' is timely superhero movie Wonder Woman, Heroine of the Post-Truth Age Megan Garber, The Atlantic Wonder Woman may be set in the time of World War I, but the movie's themes are particularly relevant right now. The Atlantic analyzes how a female superhero rescues a solider o… Source: Engadget Link: Recommended […]

Living a digital dream with Alex Andreev's VR landscapes

Living a digital dream with Alex Andreev's VR landscapes "A lucid dream is a dream during which the dreamer is aware of dreaming," says Wikipedia. Artist Alex Andreev offers that experience with his VR dreamscape paintings by messing with the part of your brain that distinguishes reality from fantasy. "Nev… Source: Engadget Link: Living a […]

Microsoft’s vision for connected PCs gives me hope for Windows

Microsoft’s vision for connected PCs gives me hope for Windows I wasn't expecting a major news announcement from Microsoft's Computex keynote this year — not on the heels of events in New York, Seattle and Shanghai. What else could there possibly be to unveil after the Surface Laptop, Surface Pro and new Window… Source: Engadget […]

Google Photos archiving rolls out with AI-powered suggestions

Google Photos archiving rolls out with AI-powered suggestions The new Archive feature recently spotted in Google Photos is now rolling out to all users, but it has an extra trick. While the Archive button lets you push more mundane photos (scans of receipts, screenshots of a random tweet, or maybe particularly… Source: Engadget Link: Google […]

Robotic shorts can shave minutes off a marathon time

Robotic shorts can shave minutes off a marathon time In marathons, milliseconds matter. A split-second can be the difference between victory and defeat; between setting a record and coming in second. So, it's a big deal when a team of Harvard engineers reveal a pair of shorts that reduce an average mar… Source: Engadget Link: […]

Adding a second pair of arms is as easy as putting on a backpack

Adding a second pair of arms is as easy as putting on a backpack There's only so much you can do with two arms and hands. That's basic science. But what if you could add extras without the need for ethically shady surgery or trading your apartment for a hovel in the shadow of a […]

Inside Grado Labs: A legacy of hand-built headphones

Inside Grado Labs: A legacy of hand-built headphones Grado Labs is a special place. That sounds hyperbolic, but allow me to explain. Behind a graffiti-covered Brooklyn facade, there's a small factory where the family's namesake headphones and turntable cartridges are assembled. When you step inside th… Source: Engadget Link: Inside Grado Labs: A legacy of […]

Andy Rubin's Essential is toying with the idea of smart glasses

Andy Rubin's Essential is toying with the idea of smart glasses Now that Andy Rubin's technology startup Essential has emerged from stealth, there's a healthy amount of interest around what the company plans to do to stand out. We've already had our first look at the Essential Phone and smart Home assistant, but… Source: Engadget […]

The best Z-Wave in-wall dimmer

The best Z-Wave in-wall dimmer By Rachel Cericola This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its wo… Source: Engadget Link: The best Z-Wave in-wall dimmer