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 […]

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 […]

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

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… […]

'The Simpsons' celebrates 600 episodes with a VR couch gag

'The Simpsons' celebrates 600 episodes with a VR couch gag Even if you think The Simpsons has lost its spark, there's no denying that the show does a great job at keeping up with popular culture and technology. It's already taken on Apple (and its leader Steve Mobs), parodied Google Glass and let us watch […]

Tesla moves its 'unexpected' product unveiling to Wednesday

Tesla moves its 'unexpected' product unveiling to Wednesday Tesla was set to reveal an "unexpected" product today, but you'll have to wait a few more days to find out what it is. In a tweet early this morning, CEO Elon Musk said that the announcement has been postponed until Wednesday (October 17th), because… Source: Engadget […]

Samsung tested its Galaxy Note 7 batteries in-house

Samsung tested its Galaxy Note 7 batteries in-house The batteries that power Samsung's smartphones (including that Galaxy Note 7), are tested in a lab that's owned by the company. While it tests to ensure its phone batteries are certified by US wireless industry group the CTIA, Samsung's certified lab… Source: Engadget Link: Samsung tested its […]

President Obama calls for a plan to deal with extreme space weather

President Obama calls for a plan to deal with extreme space weather As President Barack Obama's administration enters its final stages, he's paying more attention to what's going on way, way above us than expected. Just days after the president outlined his vision for landing humans on Mars by the 2030s, he issued an… Source: […]

AT&T's insurance plan will soon repair busted phone screens

AT&T's insurance plan will soon repair busted phone screens If you have insurance on your phone and smash the ever-loving tar out of the screen, you normally have to file a claim, pay a deductible and wait for a replacement device. Bleh. AT&T and its insurance provider Asurion, however, are trying somethi… Source: Engadget Link: […]

German officials: Tesla shouldn't say 'Autopilot' in its ads

German officials: Tesla shouldn't say 'Autopilot' in its ads Just days ago, Germany's Federal Motor Authority sent letters to Tesla owners warning them that their cars' "Autopilot" feature is strictly there for driver assistance, not driver replacement. As it turns out, those letters were just the opening salv… Source: Engadget Link: German officials: Tesla shouldn't […]

Tencent to debut live-streaming WeChat drone at end of month

Tencent to debut live-streaming WeChat drone at end of month Tencent, the Chinese tech giant that owns League of Legends, Supercell Games and WeChat, the most popular messaging app in China, announced on Friday that it will release a consumer quadcopter by the end of October. Source: Engadget Link: Tencent to debut live-streaming WeChat drone […]

US bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on all flights

US bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on all flights In the wake of Samsung's global recall of the Galaxy Note 7, the US has now banned the device on all aircraft, even if they're turned off. Previously, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) only issued a warning to have passengers keep the phones… Source: Engadget Link: […]

Samsung introduces a gilded, more powerful Galaxy TabPro S

Samsung introduces a gilded, more powerful Galaxy TabPro S While your smartphone is headed back to meet its maker, Samsung is rolling out a flashier Gold Edition of its already svelte Galaxy TabPro S tablet. It's been less than a year since the PC replacement debuted, and Samsung is already jumping on the go… Source: […]

Germany urges Tesla owners to use extreme caution with Autopilot

Germany urges Tesla owners to use extreme caution with Autopilot Tesla's "Autopilot" feature (a driver assistance tool rather than something that truly lets the car drive itself) has come under fire in recent months. Earlier this year, a car using Autopilot was involved in a fatal accident, causing a host of inves… Source: Engadget Link: […]

The Wirecutter's best deals: Save $100 on an iPad Pro 9.7

The Wirecutter's best deals: Save 0 on an iPad Pro 9.7 This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read their continuously updated list of deals atTheWirecutter.com. You may have already seen Engadget posting reviews from our friends atThe Wirecutter. N… Source: Engadget Link: The Wirecutter's best […]

4Chan may have wiped Clinton campaign chief's iPhone

4Chan may have wiped Clinton campaign chief's iPhone Hillary Clinton's campaign chief, John Podesta, might be having a particularly lousy week. In the wake of WikiLeaks dumps revealing Podesta's email and the sensitive account details inside, intruders (apparently from 4Chan's /pol board) claim to have… Source: Engadget Link: 4Chan may have wiped Clinton campaign chief's […]

Pandora's iMessage app lets you share songs and stickers

Pandora's iMessage app lets you share songs and stickers Yesterday, Pandora unveiled a new brand image, but today they're actually putting some new features into the app. iOS users now have access to an iMessage app that easily lets you share what you're listening to with your friends. Of course, since Pan… Source: Engadget Link: […]

Apple reportedly wants to use changeable E Ink keyboards

Apple reportedly wants to use changeable E Ink keyboards Apple's plans for advanced laptop controls may extend beyond that rumored OLED touch strip. Both 9to5Mac and TrustedReviews report that Apple has been in talks to use a laptop version of Sonder Design's dynamic keyboard technology, which uses E Ink t… Source: Engadget Link: Apple reportedly […]

Smart trash can helps educate reluctant recyclers

Smart trash can helps educate reluctant recyclers France and recycling go together like hammers and fromage frais, which is why the country has some of the worst recycling rates in Europe. Local startup Uzer is hoping to encourage better habits with Eugene, a smart trash can that'll tell users what… Source: Engadget Link: Smart trash […]

Tile unveils a smaller take on its original bluetooth tracker

Tile unveils a smaller take on its original bluetooth tracker In the three years since it first introduced its Bluetooth trackers, Tile has accepted that less can be more and worked to reduce the profile of its location-aware squares. Less than two months ago, we saw the launch of the Tile Slim — a thin […]