USB-powered Sega Nomad gives you near-endless game time

USB-powered Sega Nomad gives you near-endless game time Sega's Genesis Nomad was always something of a compromise (it was running 16-bit console games on mid-1990s handheld tech), but the battery life was a particularly sore point: it took six AA batteries just to get 3 hours of play time. Wouldn't it be… Source: Engadget Link: […]

Conch shells hold the secret to impact-resistant armor

Conch shells hold the secret to impact-resistant armor The conch shell is made of the same material as chalk, but unlike the crumbly rock, it's one of the toughest materials out there. If we can understand why it's so tough, we can mimic it to create nearly unbreakable materials that can be used for safe… […]

Sony's latest E Ink tablet comes to the US in June

Sony's latest E Ink tablet comes to the US in June Did you see Sony's second-generation Digital Paper and realize you found your dream e-reader? If so, you'll get to do something about it very soon. Sony has announced that its latest 13.3-inch E Ink tablet (the DPT-RP1) will reach the US sometime in… Source: […]

The best bike lock

The best bike lock By Duncan Niederlitz This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its wor… Source: Engadget Link: The best bike lock

After Math: That took long enough

After Math: That took long enough It's been a big week of things finally happening. Uber's making good on the backpay it owes its drivers, Target settled its data breach lawsuits and some semen that spent nearly a year in space proves to still be viable. Numbers, because how else wil… Source: Engadget Link: After […]

Sana's smart sleep goggles for insomniacs will be out in 2018

Sana's smart sleep goggles for insomniacs will be out in 2018 These sleep googles by a company called Sana Health cost a lot more than your typical mask, but it promises peaceful sleep 10 minutes after you put them on. That's because they more than just block the light: they have mechanisms inside that chunky,… […]

Researchers find a more effective way to test self-driving cars

Researchers find a more effective way to test self-driving cars It's tricky to test self-driving cars. Even if you have hundreds of thousands of miles under your belt, it's still difficult to account for every possible real-world peril. Researchers think they can fast-track that experience, however. They've devel… Source: Engadget Link: Researchers find a more […]

Google says it would cost too much to gather wage gap data

Google says it would cost too much to gather wage gap data The Department of Labor will have to keep bugging Google for the salary records it's been asking for, because the tech titan keeps refusing to hand them over. Those records might be able to prove once and for all whether Mountain View truly […]

Google's AlphaGo retires from competition

Google's AlphaGo retires from competition To say that AlphaGo had a great run in the competitive Go scene would be an understatement: it has just defeated the world's number 1 Go player, Ke Jie, in a three-part match. Now that it has nothing left to prove, the AI is hanging up its boots and… Source: […]

'Shadow Brokers' threaten to release more hacking tools in June

'Shadow Brokers' threaten to release more hacking tools in June An exploit that the "WannaCry" malware used to encrypt computers worldwide first appeared in a leak from "The Shadow Brokers," a group that claims to have stolen a number of tools from the NSA. Now the Shadow Brokers are back with a new blog post […]

Twitter wants you to slide into its DMs for account help

Twitter wants you to slide into its DMs for account help Ever wanted to have a private chat with Twitter to settle your burning questions? At last, you can. As hinted a few weeks ago, Twitter has started offering both tips and account help through direct messages to @support. You're talking to a chatbot… Source: […]

Samsung sold over 5 million Galaxy S8 phones

Samsung sold over 5 million Galaxy S8 phones Samsung was quick to crow about Galaxy S8 pre-orders, but it was easy to be skeptical without real numbers to back up the bragging. Flash forward a few weeks, though, and it's a different story. The company now reports that it has sold 5 million Ga… Source: […]

Bragi's Dash Pro earbuds pack improved audio and AI smarts

Bragi's Dash Pro earbuds pack improved audio and AI smarts If tapping your cheek to ask Siri a question isn't futuristic enough, Bragi's new "wireless ear computers" might impress you. The headphone maker has announced two new versions of its high-end Dash earbuds, the "Dash Pro" and the "Dash Pro tailored b… Source: Engadget Link: […]

DJI streams drone footage to your television

DJI streams drone footage to your television Just a few months after GoPro threatens to close its entertainment doors, DJI is ready to step in. The drone-cum-camera company has just announced that it's launching a Smart TV app that'll stream plenty of aerial content and 4k videos captured from… Source: Engadget Link: DJI streams drone […]

You can't get an LG Watch Sport on Verizon after all

You can't get an LG Watch Sport on Verizon after all We hope you weren't dead set on picking up Verizon's edition of the LG Watch Sport. The carrier has confirmed that it cancelled its take on the Android Wear 2.0 flagship device, yanking the smartwatch from its store. LG has pulled the wristwear from… […]

Amazon is planning push notifications for your Echo

Amazon is planning push notifications for your Echo Amazon has been updating its line of voice-assistant devices to make them more user-friendly for a while. The Tap no longer needs a physical touch to activate it and your Echo devices can make calls and leave messages. Better yet, they'll will soon b… Source: Engadget Link: […]

Lowe's exoskeletons help workers carry what you can't

Lowe's exoskeletons help workers carry what you can't Exoskeletons aren't just for shipyard workers or people with limited mobility. If Lowe's has its way, they'll help store staff fetch your giant bucket of paint. The home improvement retailer has partnered with Virginia Tech to test prototype passive… Source: Engadget Link: Lowe's exoskeletons help workers carry […]

Synthego aims to simplify CRISPR editing for genetic researchers

Synthego aims to simplify CRISPR editing for genetic researchers You've probably heard a lot about CRISPR, the gene editing technique that's already being used in experimental therapies for things like sickle cell disease and cystic fibrosis. It's something plenty of researchers are jumping on already, but Syntheg… Source: Engadget Link: Synthego aims to simplify CRISPR […]

Samsung's The Frame TV blends in with the art on your wall

Samsung's The Frame TV blends in with the art on your wall In 2015, Samsung took a minimalist approach with its Serif TV, a 4K television designed to blend in with your furniture at home or office. That product is part of the company's efforts to make TVs look and feel less obtrusive, all without […]

Facebook stays online in Thailand — for now

Facebook stays online in Thailand — for now Last week, Thailand's government told Facebook that it had to take down 131 web addresses the country saw as threatening state security or insulting to its king, Maha Vajiralongkorn. There was an understandable groundswell of concern that Thailand wo… Source: Engadget Link: Facebook stays online in Thailand […]