White House initiative pushes for more tiny satellites

White House initiative pushes for more tiny satellites Miniature satellites are increasingly a big deal, and for good reasons: they're not only less expensive and easier to deploy than the giant satellites of old, but can cover wider areas. And the White House wants to give them a helping hand. It's la… Source: Engadget Link: […]

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AT&T to buy Time Warner for $85.4 billion

AT&T to buy Time Warner for .4 billion After no small amount of anticipation, it's official: AT&T has announced that it's acquiring Time Warner for the equivalent of $85.4 billion in cash and stock. The move gives one of the US' largest telecoms control over some of the biggest names… Source: Engadget Link: AT&T to […]

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Facebook's Messenger app for Windows 10 now does calls

Facebook's Messenger app for Windows 10 now does calls Facebook has quietly upgraded its Messenger app for Windows 10 with the ability to make voice and video calls, VentureBeat has discovered. No more leaving the app to ring up a friend through a browser. If that new-but-familiar phone or camera icon th… Source: Engadget Link: […]

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Apple's October 27th event is reportedly all about laptops

Apple's October 27th event is reportedly all about laptops We hope you weren't expecting a new iMac or Mac Pro at Apple's "Hello Again" event… you might be disappointed. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (who has a mostly good track record for Apple rumors) now expects that the October 27th media gatheri… Source: Engadget Link: […]

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Six futuristic designs that will change public transportation

Six futuristic designs that will change public transportation By Cat DiStasio As the world's urban centers grow, getting around them becomes increasingly difficult. In some cities, traffic is congested all day long and rush hour can last for several hours. Fortunately, there are a number of innovations in publ… Source: Engadget Link: Six futuristic designs […]

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The bottom line: Our quick verdict on the Lenovo Yoga Book

The bottom line: Our quick verdict on the Lenovo Yoga Book There's nothing quite like the Lenovo Yoga Book. It's a small, lightweight clamshell device running your choice of Android or Windows 10 as an OS. Take a tour of the hardware and you'll find a 360-degree hinge, a screen and, uh, no keyboard. That's […]

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Plum is a smart but expensive gadget for the wine-obsessed

Plum is a smart but expensive gadget for the wine-obsessed Wine has a culture all of its own, steeped in tradition and practices passed down over the years. But wine experts will tell you it's also a science, with precise measurements and conditions required to make that perfect bottle. The new Plum wine fri… Source: […]

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Razer's Blade Stealth and 'Core' add up to the gaming laptop I always wanted

Razer's Blade Stealth and 'Core' add up to the gaming laptop I always wanted For as long as I can remember, I've dreamed of a computer that didn't exist: something that could get me through the work day but also transform into a gaming powerhouse at home. It's taken decades, but that old fantasy is […]

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The Morning After: Weekend Edition

The Morning After: Weekend Edition Letter from the Editor Welcome to the very first edition of The Morning After, Engadget's revamped newsletter. First, I'd like to congratulate you for subscribing to what is undoubtedly the greatest newsletter you'll ever read. Thanks are also in… Source: Engadget Link: The Morning After: Weekend Edition

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Google Pixel XL's modular components can be easily replaced

Google Pixel XL's modular components can be easily replaced iFixit gave Google's Pixel XL a middling repairability score of 6 out of 10 partly because its display was poorly assembled. Still, the team found a lot of modular components that can be easily replaced when they cracked Mountain View's new flagship… Source: Engadget Link: Google […]

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Amazon Prime now includes a 'Family Vault' for sharing photos

Amazon Prime now includes a 'Family Vault' for sharing photos Slowly but surely, Amazon has built out its Prime subscription to offer access to more online services. Faster deliveries and streaming video often dominate the headlines, but over the past couple of years, the company has also offered unlimited phot… Source: Engadget Link: Amazon Prime […]

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Apple may ditch traditional USB ports on the MacBook Pro

Apple may ditch traditional USB ports on the MacBook Pro Apple reportedly plans to eliminate the USB 3.0 and Magsafe ports on its next-gen MacBook, and kill the 11-inch MacBook Air altogether. That's according to Macotakara, the Japanese rumor site that was among the first to predict the company would kill… Source: Engadget Link: Apple […]

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Audi's all-electric vehicle line will be called the 'E-Tron'

Audi's all-electric vehicle line will be called the 'E-Tron' You won't have a tough time remembering the name of Audi's first electric vehicle, not when the automaker says the SUV will simply be called the E-Tron. That's it — no model designation, no numbers, nothing else. The automaker told Autocar that it's… Source: Engadget Link: […]

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Australia gets first dibs on Gigabit LTE network and router

Australia gets first dibs on Gigabit LTE network and router We're still years away before 5G fully goes live, so for now, Qualcomm continues to build on top of current 4G LTE technology to bridge the gap. The latest development on this end is the launch of the Netgear Mobile Router MR1100, which is the […]

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Watch DARPA's autopilot system fly a turboprop plane

Watch DARPA's autopilot system fly a turboprop plane It'll likely take a long time before DARPA's autopilot system flies military planes on its own, but this latest demonstration proves that it works. Aurora Flight Sciences, the aviation company that's developing the technology for the agency, has succ… Source: Engadget Link: Watch DARPA's autopilot system fly […]

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Qualcomm-powered 5G devices may arrive in first half of 2018

Qualcomm-powered 5G devices may arrive in first half of 2018 As we saw back at MWC, 5G trials are already well under way around the world, and such efforts are recently boosted with support from the FCC plus the EU. Verizon has stated that it's aiming to implement 5G at some point in 2017, but […]

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Razer's THX purchase means cinema-approved VR and laptops

Razer's THX purchase means cinema-approved VR and laptops Longtime cinephiles might be disappointed by the following news: THX will now operate as an "independent startup" under the Razer banner. Yep, the gaming PC and peripherals company. The cinema certification outfit founded by George Lucas will keep it… Source: Engadget Link: Razer's THX purchase means cinema-approved […]

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HP's Elite X3 gets closer to the dream of a Windows Phone as a PC

HP's Elite X3 gets closer to the dream of a Windows Phone as a PC Everything about HP's Elite X3 seems like a gamble. It's the company's first phone in two years, and it's the first major Windows Phone device since Microsoft's Lumia 950 debuted last year. HP is betting big that premium hardware and […]

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SoundHound's voice assistant lives inside its own speaker

SoundHound's voice assistant lives inside its own speaker Alexa and Google Home aren't the only pieces of voice-controlled assistant hardware available this holiday season. Today SoundHound announced the first third-party speaker to harness the power of its Hound platform. Built by Boombotix, the stand-alon… Source: Engadget Link: SoundHound's voice assistant lives inside its own speaker

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Engadget UK giveaway: Win an iPhone 7 courtesy of Casetify

Engadget UK giveaway: Win an iPhone 7 courtesy of Casetify When the mornings are feeling that little bit crisper and the nights are drawing in, it can only mean one thing: Christmas is coming. Okay, it might be a little premature to start thinking about the festive holiday, but thanks to our friends at Caset… […]

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