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The best cheap compact camera

By Ben Keough This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyers guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutters independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. R...

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The iPhone 8 has a gigabit LTE modem (updated)

At first blush, iFixits tech autopsy on the iPhone 8 didnt reveal anything particularly notable, besides some different screws and a way to remove the glass backing. So far, so meh. But then when it came to the laundry list of chips and modems all...

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EU withheld a study that shows piracy doesn‘t hurt sales

In 2013, the European Commission ordered a euro;360,000 (430,000) study on how piracy affects sales of music, books, movies and games in the EU. However, it never ended up showing it to the public except for one cherry-picked section. Thats possib...

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‘Destiny 2‘ factions will reward you with powerful discount weapons

If youve been playing Destiny 2 for a while, you probably know the fate of the city. Whats set to follow -- as I try not to spoil anything-- is the return of factions. We all love some good in-game tribal battles, and the shooters Faction rallie...

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‘Vincent‘ AI transforms your rough sketch into a Van Gogh

Prisma made AI art style transfer fun for the masses, but a new machine learning app has much bigger ambitions. Applying its vast knowledge of art from the Renaissance to today, Vincent can take your simple sketch and transform it a finished painti...

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The West Coast is finally getting an earthquake early warning system

On September 19th, 1985, Mexico City was devastated by an 8.0 magnitude earthquake that killed as many as 30,000 people and leveled buildings across the city, including the 12-story Hospital Juaacute;rez, one of the oldest hospital institutions in...

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The iPhone 8 is technically a gigabit LTE phone

At first blush, iFixits tech autopsy on the iPhone 8 didnt reveal anything particularly notable, besides some different screws and a way to remove the glass backing. So far, so meh. But then when it came to the laundry list of chips and modems all...

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The Engadget Podcast Ep 43: Hits, misses and leaks

If last weeks episode was overwhelmingly about Apple, this weeks episode includes some partial respite, in the form of another tech titan: Google. For the first half of this episode, senior editor Chris Velazco and I recap his review of the iPhone...

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Apple only allows streaming, not downloading, of upgraded 4K movies

One of the most pleasant surprises out of last weeks Apple event was the announcement that purchased iTunes movies would be automatically upgraded to 4K for free. Well, it turns out its not actually that simple. A support document from Apple tells...

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Apple only allows streaming, not download, of upgraded 4K movies

One of the most pleasant surprises out of last weeks Apple event was the announcement that purchased iTunes movies would be automatically upgraded to 4K for free. Well, it turns out its not actually that simple. A support document from Apple tells...

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Walmart wants to deliver groceries straight to your fridge

Walmart is hoping you trust the company enough to let its delivery drivers into your home even if youre not in. The retailer has teamed up with smart home accessories-maker August Home to test a new delivery method in Silicon Valley, which entails g...

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Xbox One gets third-party camera support for game streaming

If youre serious about video game streaming, you most likely have a PC with a decent capture card, microphone, camera and software like XSplit or OBS. It can be expensive and a little convoluted, which is why Sony and Microsoft are making their resp...

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Netflix adds HDR support for iPhone 8, iPhone X and iPad Pro

Netflix is adding high dynamic range (HDR) support to more mobile devices. A handful of Android handsets are already benefitting from the picture upgrade, including the LG G6, Sony Xperia XZ Premium, and Samsung Galaxy Note 8, among others. Now, than...

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The Chinese Room made a VR parable for Google Daydream

Indie developer The Chinese Room is releasing its first-ever virtual reality game. So Let Us Melt is a sci-fi parable about a machine lost in a paradise of its own making. Exclusively available on Googles Daydream VR platform, the title sees the dev...

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There‘s something called ‘Enhanced HD Voice‘ and EE supports it

Most weirdos people that actually use their smartphones to make calls will be aware of the eerily crisp connections of HD Voice. All major carriers in the UK support the standard at this point, which is technically known as Voice over LTE (VoLTE), si...

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Instagram apologizes after a rape threat is reposted as an ad

Facebooks algorithms have embarrassed the social network once again, this time by highlighting an example of harassment as an advertisement. The Guardian reporter Olivia Solon posted an offensive and threatening message she received to Instagram. On...

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Uber just lost its London taxi license

In a surprise announcement today, Transport for London has confirmed that it will not reissue Ubers private hire operating licence within the city. In a statement, the regulator said that the company operations were not fit and proper and noted th...

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The Morning After: Friday, September 22nd 2017

Its officially iPhone 8 day: Apples newest devices go on sale in stores and start to reach new owners. (Pro tip: To reset the iPhone 8, you have to press volume up, volume down, then hold the power switch for what feels like far too long.) Its not...

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Netflix adds HDR support for iPhone 8, iPhone X, and iPad Pro

Netflix is adding high dynamic range (HDR) support to more mobile devices. A handful of Android handsets are already benefitting from the picture upgrade, including the LG G6, Sony Xperia XZ Premium, and Samsung Galaxy Note 8, among others. Now, than...

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Google pays tribute to ‘West Side Story‘ with VR pics and video

Audiences first got the chance to witness Tonys and Marias tragic love story in Broadway 60 years ago. To pay tribute to the Romeo-and-Juliet-like romance, Google Arts and Culture has launched a virtual museum packed with the history behind West Si...

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Facebook will show ads based on the stores you visit in real life

Some things you do in real life will now have influence on the Facebook ads you see. The social network has introduced new tools for its advertisers that rely on your location and the activities you do on your phone. If youve given the Facebook app...

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Kodak‘s app and chatbot will scour your photos for forgotten gems

If youre like me, you have thousands of photos on your phone, most of which you will have long forgotten. And lets be honest, you probably dont scroll through all of them often, if at all. I certainly dont. Well, Kodak Moments -- the photo-printi...

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Moto G5S Plus goes on sale September 29th for 230

We said the Moto G5 and G5 Plus were still the best budget phones when we reviewed them earlier this year, and now Motorola is rolling out the upgraded version of its larger device. The G5S Plus improves on its predecessor with a larger screen (5.5...

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Run the Jewels‘ video game tour continues in ‘FIFA 18‘

Killer Mike and El-P, collectively known as Run the Jewels, are no strangers to video games. Previously they appeared in Gears of War 4 as multiplayer characters, and now the duo are lending their talents to FIFA 18. Or, at least, their iconography....

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