Qualcomm just announced the biggest chip acquisition ever

Qualcomm just announced the biggest chip acquisition ever The smartphone world is starting to slow, and the companies that make the chips that go inside them are teaming up to stave off dwindling profits. Perhaps that's why Qualcomm today announced that it's picking up NXP Semiconductor for $47 billion, in… Source: Engadget Link: Qualcomm just […]

Twitter will fire around 350 employees in hunt for profits

Twitter will fire around 350 employees in hunt for profits Twitter's not had a great time of it lately, with several would-be suitors deciding that they didn't want to buy the burgeoning social network anyway. Now, the company has announced its latest financial results and a restructuring plan in the hope of… Source: Engadget Link: […]

Cisco says it can cut live pirate video streams

Cisco says it can cut live pirate video streams It's relatively easy for content providers to take down pirated videos when they're uploaded to the web, but stopping live streams is another matter. Just ask anyone who has watched a bootleg stream for a pay-per-view boxing match or the Super Bowl… Source: Engadget Link: Cisco […]

Doctors relax rules on letting babies watch screens

Doctors relax rules on letting babies watch screens Ever since 1999, many pediatricians have clung to one main recommendation about kids and gadgets: you shouldn't show screens to any child under 2 years old. However, they've just loosened that once-firm policy. The American Academy of Pediatrics has… Source: Engadget Link: Doctors relax rules on letting […]

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: […]

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 […]

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: […]

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: […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]