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Laser wormhole art is as dazzling as it is dangerous

When an artwork in features both high-intensity lasers and a carbon fiber sculpture meant to keep spectators back, you know its not going to be dull. Rita McBrides Particulates art installation at the Dia Art Foundation in Chelsea, New York feature...

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‘Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp‘ is now available, a day early

This week, Nintendo announced that the mobile installment in its popular Animal Crossing franchise, called Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, would arrive on iOS and Android devices around the world on November 22nd. But it turns out that the game is here...

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The unconventional analogies of ‘Your Hands Are Feet‘

Last week, we held the first Engadget Experience in LA, where Your Hands Are Feet was one of five immersive art projects to debut. The virtual reality experience drops you into a surreal world, full of experiential metaphors. Experiences like, for in...

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Sonos One now supports voice control of Spotify with Alexa

The Sonos One is the companys first voice-activated speaker, letting users control their music via Amazons Alexa assistant. When we reviewed it back in October, editor Nathan Ingraham called it the best-sounding smart speaker you can buy. But when...

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Android has tracked location info regardless of privacy settings

When you tell your phone to stop sharing your location, you expect it to honor your request, dont you? Unfortunately, that hasnt been entirely true with Android as of late. Quartz has confirmed that, starting in early 2017, Android phones have be...

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Leica‘s CL gives an iconic design the modern tech it deserves

Up until recently, Leica built lovely, expensive cameras that no-one ever called state-of-the-art. The TL2, however, recently marked a change in direction. Not only was it relatively cheap for a Leica at 1,950, but it was endowed with modern featu...

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Now you can send PayPal invoices over Facebook Messenger

PayPal has spent the last few months adding more integrations to make sending money easier. Sure, some are gimmicky (like friendship gift cards), but a new feature to keep track of group purchases is nifty. The platform also started allowing folks...

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Misfit‘s latest hybrid smartwatch focuses on classic style

If it wasnt already evident that Misfit is on a fashion kick with its smartwatches, it is now. The Fossil-owned badge has unveiled a new hybrid smartwatch, the Command, that promises to track your fitness while looking appropriate for formal wear. I...

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‘Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition‘ is coming to PC

BioWares Dungeons amp; Dragons-based RPG Neverwinter Nights (NWN) is getting an enhanced edition for PC. The revamped game from Beamdog -- a studio that cut its teeth on remasters of PC classics, such as Baldurs Gate and Planescape: Torment -- wil...

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Dish customers can no longer access CBS TV channels

If youre looking forward to watching the NFL this Thanksgiving you might find yourself stuck watching holiday reruns instead, as CBS is making good on its threat to black out dozens of channels in response to its ongoing subscription feud with Dish....

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UK government issues advice on what makes ‘Kodi boxes‘ illegal

While streaming services like Netflix and Spotify have provided easy (and affordable) ways for Britons to enjoy legal content in their homes, the UK government is still waging war against what it calls illicit streaming devices. This week, the Inte...

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The Morning After: Tuesday, November 21st 2017

Hey, good morning! This Tuesday, were testing concrete speakers, blissful Dreamcast games reimagined in VR, and a robot that will copy your moves.

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‘Pokmon Go‘ players catch 500 million Pokmon in under two days

Spurred by Pokeacute;mon Gos latest event, players have caught 500 million pocket monsters in less than two days. Developer Niantic kickstarted the Global Catch Challenge on Sunday (inviting fans to collectively catch a whopping 3 billion Pokeacut...

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Google‘s Gboard app gets more languages and built-in stickers

After catching up with iOS, Googles keyboard app for Android is now racing ahead, courtesy of an update that packs 40 additional languages (including Japanese), and built-in sticker packs. Although Google already has a keyboard for non-Latin script...

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Toyota‘s T-HR3 robot mimics your movements

While Hondas ASIMO has taken much of the attention for automaker-built robots, Toyota has been working on humanoid helpers of its own for years, and now its unveiling a third-generation model. The THR-3 expands on previous models built to test spec...

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Toyota‘s T-HR3 robot mimics your hand, arm and foot movements

While Hondas ASIMO has taken much of the attention for automaker-built robots, Toyota has been working on humanoid helpers of its own for years, and now its unveiling a third-generation model. The THR-3 expands on previous models built to test spec...

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The FCC‘s plan to undo net neutrality is about to be revealed

Back in April, new FCC chairman Ajit Pai outlined a plan to undo net neutrality protections implemented during the Obama administration, before taking public comments. Millions of messages in response crashed the FCCs website for a time, but despite...

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GE hub connects its smart lights to Alexa and Google

When GE introduced its latest C-series smart light bulbs, the focus was on affordability -- as they talked directly to your phone through Bluetooth, you didnt need a bridge device. That kept them out of touch of voice assistants, however, which mean...

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What‘s on TV: ‘Godless,‘ ‘Marvel‘s Runaways‘

As we get ready for the holiday later this week, there are plenty of new streaming options in case youve already cleared your DVR. Hulu premieres its new Marvel series Runaways, while Netflix offers its western Godless and Spike Lees Shes Gotta Ha...

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Hulu lawsuit centers on lack of audio options for blind users

While captions help deaf and limited hearing viewers enjoy video content, a separate audio track describing actions helps blind watchers understand whats going on. But not all content platforms have the latter feature. A group of blind and visually-...

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‘Bait!‘ brings an ice fishing expedition to Facebook‘s social VR

Facebook launched its social VR Spaces beta last April, finally showing us a compelling experience that helped put the social media companys acquisition of Oculus in the first place. Recently, Oculus showed off a little ice fishing game from casual...

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Amazon Echo is the latest device to benefit (RED)

Want to get a smart speaker while contributing to an important cause? Amazon has you covered: it just unveiled a Product (RED) version of its second-generation Echo. As you might expect, buying the crimson-hued device will contribute 10 percent (in t...

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DOJ slaps AT&T with antitrust lawsuit over Time Warner purchase

The US Justice Department has filed an antitrust lawsuit against ATamp;T to block the massive communications company from purchasing Time Warner, one of the worlds biggest entertainment conglomerates. ATamp;T released a statement calling the move...

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FanDuel‘s co-founder leaves to create an eSports company

FanDuel co-creator Nigel Eccles has been toying with startup ideas ever since his company proposed a merger with DraftKings, and hes taking action now that the merger has fallen apart. Eccles has stepped down from his CEO and chairman positions to h...

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