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Boring Company steers its latest machine with an Xbox controller

It might not be all that exciting to dig tunnels, but The Boring Company may have a way of livening things up a bit: give the operators a gamepad. The Elon Musk-owned outfit has posted a video showing a test that used an Xbox One controller to steer… Source: Engadget | Boring Company steers its …

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Instagram's emoji shortcuts help you comment in record time

If you can't post comments without tossing in at least one emoji to make your feelings clear, you'll be glad to know that Instagram has your back. After months of testing, Instagram has introduced an emoji shortcut bar on Android and iOS that offers… Source: Engadget | Instagram's emoji shortcuts help you comment in record …

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DJI Mavic 2 Review: Two fantastic drones, one tough choice

The wait is over. DJI recently announced the sequel to the immensely popular Mavic Pro, and it looks like the new version has almost everything a Mavic fan could want. The new Mavic 2 comes in two variants, the "Pro" — which features a Hasselblad… Source: Engadget | DJI Mavic 2 Review: Two fantastic drones, …

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BMW will release its in-car voice-controlled assistant next year

BMW unveiled its Intelligent Personal Assistant at TechCrunch Disrupt today, which will give drivers voice control over their vehicle's settings, alert them to issues and let them check in on their car's health. It's scheduled to roll out in March of… Source: Engadget | BMW will release its in-car voice-controlled assistant next year

Reason Compact puts a free music synthesizer on your phone

While Propellerhead's Reason is a staple editing tool among many musicians, you've never really had access to it on the phone — just narrowly-focused apps. The company is giving you something a little more powerful this time around, though. It's l… Source: Engadget | Reason Compact puts a free music synthesizer on your phone

'Until Dawn' creators return with 'The Dark Pictures Anthology'

Until Dawn developer Supermassive Games is back with another branching horror game, but it's breaking from tradition in more ways than one. It's launching The Dark Pictures Anthology, a collection of self-contained titles that touch on various horro… Source: Engadget | 'Until Dawn' creators return with 'The Dark Pictures Anthology'

Chris Pine wants to reclaim Scotland in Netflix’s ‘Outlaw King’

Netflix released a trailer today for its historical film Outlaw King. Starring Chris Pine, the film tells the story of Robert the Bruce and his effort to reclaim control of Scotland from the King of England. In the trailer, we see Robert the Bruce in… Source: Engadget | Chris Pine wants to reclaim Scotland in …

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Elon Musk says Tesla could build $25,000 EV in about 'three years'

When Elon Musk unveiled Tesla's second master plan, the $35,000 Model 3 represented the price floor. It wasn't set in stone, but you couldn't realistically expect more. However, the dream of a truly affordable Tesla EV just got a little more tangib… Source: Engadget | Elon Musk says Tesla could build ,000 EV in about …

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The redesigned Lincoln Navigator is ready for regular folks

The Lincoln Navigator luxury SUV (starting at $72,555) is unapologetically huge. That could create a bit of an existential crisis for some. Here are some of the issues I thought about while driving the Navigator: Where do you park something t… Source: Engadget | The redesigned Lincoln Navigator is ready for regular folks

Ben Heck's Atari 800 handheld, part 2

Will Pie Face be defeated at last? Does the Atari 800 portable work? Do we get to see more soldering? Find out in this episode of The Ben Heck Show where Felix and Ben put the finishing touches to the custom printed circuit board and design a las… Source: Engadget | Ben Heck's Atari 800 …

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Harvard's robot arm can grab squishy sea animals without hurting them

As you might imagine, you can't just grab extra-soft sea creatures like jellyfish or octopuses when you want to study them. Not if you want them to remain intact, anyway. Thankfully, researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute have a far more delicate… Source: Engadget | Harvard's robot arm can grab squishy sea animals without hurting them

Tesla's Model 3 Performance has an experimental 'Track Mode'

Tesla's Model 3 is very quick, especially if you spring for the dual-motor Performance variant, but it's still tame for safety's sake. What if you want to launch an all-out assault on a race course? You might have that option soon. YouTuber Marque… Source: Engadget | Tesla's Model 3 Performance has an experimental 'Track Mode'

All the Fantastic Cosplay We Saw at San Diego Comic-Con, Day 2

Things just keep getting better at San Diego Comic-Con—especially with the cosplay! io9 is on the con floor and scouting all of San Diego in search of the coolest cosplay we can find, and the Friday crowd definitely raised the bar. We’ve got Black Panther, Star Trek: Discovery, Disco Darth Vader, and many, many, many…Read …

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