personal computing

ASUS ZenBook S review: Just a decent laptop

ASUS has cranked out so many laptop variations over the years that it's a little hard to be surprised by a new traditional clamshell notebook. But the ZenBook S represents an intriguing combination of portability, power and design. It's extremely… Source: Engadget | ASUS ZenBook S review: Just a decent laptop

Apple announces repair programs for iPhone X, MacBook Pro problems

As it tends to do, Apple has chosen a Friday evening to announce programs that will replace flawed components on a couple of its devices. First up is a display module replacement program for the iPhone X. Some owners have been reporting touch issues… Source: Engadget | Apple announces repair programs for iPhone X, MacBook …

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Mac mini teardown uncovers all of the tiny desktop's updates

The long-overdue Mac mini update looks similar on the outside, but how much has it changed on the inside? Quite a bit — though you'll be glad to hear some things have stayed the same. iFixit has torn down the diminutive desktop, and it's evident t… Source: Engadget | Mac mini teardown uncovers all of …

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Apple MacBook Air review (2018): A good buy and a tough call

I'm going to let you in on a secret: In the lead-up to Apple's big Mac-and-iPad event last month, Team Engadget had a pre-written story ready to go in the event that Apple finally killed off the Air line. Needless to say, that article never saw the l… Source: Engadget | Apple MacBook Air review …

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Xiaomi's UK launch is an important step in going global

In some parts of the world, Xiaomi is a household name. And in others, it's almost unknown, discussed only in whispers amongst tech journalists and enthusiasts. The Chinese company launched its first smartphone seven years ago, and since then it's gr… Source: Engadget | Xiaomi's UK launch is an important step in going global

iPad Pro 12.9 review (2018): The future of computing?

The iPad Pro line has been around for three years now, and Apple has been adamant that it embodies the company's vision for the "future of computing." That's as big a claim now as it was when Tim Cook first made it, but with the release of the ne… Source: Engadget | iPad Pro 12.9 …

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'Destiny 2' for PC is free until November 18th

Bungie and Activision aren't going to stop at handing out free copies of Destiny 2 to console gamers. Right in time for the launch of BlizzCon, they're making the base PC version of the shared-world shooter available for free from now through Novemb… Source: Engadget | 'Destiny 2' for PC is free until November 18th

Experimental AI lie detector will help screen EU travelers

In the future, you might talk to an AI to cross borders in the European Union. The EU and Hungary's National Police will run a six-month pilot project, iBorderCtrl, that will help screen travelers in Hungary, Greece and Latvia. The system will have… Source: Engadget | Experimental AI lie detector will help screen EU travelers

Intel i9-9900K explained: The road to 5GHz

Intel has released its new line of desktop processors, including the i9-9900K, an eight-core CPU which can boost up to 5GHz. These chips are certainly fast, but they also showcase some of the challenges Intel and entire chip industry has had in… Source: Engadget | Intel i9-9900K explained: The road to 5GHz

Engadget giveaway: Stay protected and connected courtesy of Kaspersky Lab!

Kaspersky Lab, has been a familiar name in infosec for quite some time, uncovering malware and espionage tools all along the way. These finely honed skills are also available to help everyday people protect their data and manage their digital lives…. Source: Engadget | Engadget giveaway: Stay protected and connected courtesy of Kaspersky Lab!

Google's new reCAPTCHA doesn't require a click

Google first launched its bot-detection reCAPTCHA system in 2007, which means that for over 10 years we've been deciphering garbled text, identifying street lights and clicking tiny boxes in a bid to prove we're human and subsequently access the site… Source: Engadget | Google's new reCAPTCHA doesn't require a click

Google pledges $25 million toward AI solutions for social issues

Google isn't just backing away from its military AI contract, it's promising to use that computational power for more positive purposes. The company has launched an AI for Social Good program that will unify engineering and research efforts dedicated… Source: Engadget | Google pledges million toward AI solutions for social issues

With Khashoggi, tech confronts its blood money

In 2015 we laughed at Hacking Team for getting hacked. Their profit-driven facilitation of human rights abuses around the world was somehow barely competent, but notorious. They sold illegal hackware and surveillance tech to brutal regimes and traine… Source: Engadget | With Khashoggi, tech confronts its blood money

Snap is bringing augmented reality Lenses to the desktop

Fresh off its Q3 2018 earnings report, in which it broke a revenue record, Snap Inc. is making another major announcement. Meet Snap Camera, a standalone application that will bring the company's popular augmented reality filters, aka Lenses, to the… Source: Engadget | Snap is bringing augmented reality Lenses to the desktop