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The Morning After: Thursday, July 20th 2017

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. How do you do, fellow kids? Our back to school guide is overflowing with laptop and desktop recommendations, theres a smart workout-stick Kickstarter and everyones talking about 911. Also, keep an eye out late...

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Here‘s the ‘Words With Friends‘ TV show you didn‘t ask for

Zyngas Words With Friends is one of those few smartphone games that has survived for far longer than many early mobile titles -- it still has a huge fan base (55 million active games at any one time) 8 years after its debut. And now, the developer w...

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Intel reportedly killed its wearables division

When TechCrunch reported last year that Intel is getting out of wearables, the tech titan vehemently denied it. Now a new report by CNBC indicates that the company is indeed leaving the business behind: the publication says Intel has axed the whole d...

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The OnePlus 5 has an update coming to fix its scary 911 reboot bug

If theres one thing your cellphone really needs to do, its work in an emergency. A couple of days ago, however, one owner of the OnePlus 5 made two attempts to call 911 only to have his phone reboot both times. Other posters on Reddit observed the...

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Lenovo reveals AR headset and other ambitious AI concepts

You might know Lenovo for its laptops and Yogabooks, but the electronics maker is apparently used to conjuring up some pretty far-out concepts much more exciting than a 2-in-1. At its third annual Tech World innovation summit, it has revealed not jus...

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Former Dreamworks exec‘s ‘New TV‘ pitch: 10 minute episodes

Over the years Jeffrey Katzenberg has gotten behind ideas big (Dreamworks 3D animated movies) and small (AwesomenessTV, an online video company backed by Dreamworks and Engadget parent company Verizon), but his next idea combines the two. As profiled...

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Hack into a world of cyberpunk horror next month in ‘Observer‘

If you think things are unendurably awful in the world today, maybe dont play Observer when it hits PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Mac and Linux on August 15th. Observer follows one of the darkest paths at humanitys feet, imagining a 2084 where corp...

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Christopher Nolan is no fan of Netflix‘s movie strategy

Dont expect Christopher Nolan to produce a Netflix-only magnum opus any time soon. In an interview, the Dunkirk director says he chooses not to work with Netflix over what he sees as a bizarre aversion to supporting theatrical movies. The stream...

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See the first ‘Blade Runner 2049‘ VR tie-in at Comic-Con

Its been a good few months for Blade Runner 2049 fans, what with the three amazing trailers already out for the upcoming reboot from director Ridley Scott. Now, weve got a new VR tie-in for the film, as Oculus plans to debut Blade Runner 2049: Rep...

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Microsoft shows off a Nest-like thermostat based on Cortana

Microsoft isnt content to let Amazon or Alphabet dictate the future of the smart home. The software giant has unveiled a smart thermostat from Johnson Controls, GLAS, that promises to one-up what you see from the likes of Nest. The slick-looking con...

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Elon Musk implies SpaceX won‘t land Dragon capsules on Mars

In February, SpaceX admitted its plan to shoot its Dragon capsule (without people) to Mars by 2018 was a little too ambitious, and bumped up the launch date to 2020. But it seems that approach was too uncertain for NASAs -- and Elon Musks -- strict...

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‘Terminator 2‘ UHD Blu-ray comes with a life-size robot arm

Terminator 2: Judgment Day is one of the best action movies of all time. Its also consistently been a great piece of reference material for home theater geeks who like showing off just what their fancy audio and video gear is capable of. Well, this...

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Twitch vs. YouTube Gaming: A ‘Destiny 2‘ snapshot

YouTube Gaming hit the net in August 2015, promising to compete with the live-streaming worlds dominant force, Twitch. Two years later, both sites have evolved. Twitch offers a raft of non-gaming streams -- including anime and 90s-TV marathons, co...

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Self-driving cars could hit US roads before federal laws are in place

A House of Representatives panel just greenlit a measure that, once officially signed into law, would allow thousands of autonomous cars to hit the road while federal legislators draft more comprehensive safety laws. It would be a significant first s...

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SpaceX aims to reuse rockets within 24 hours by 2018

Elon Musk shared more of SpaceXs plans to get its rockets to full reusability today at the International Space Station Ramp;D conference. Those plans include faster turnaround for recycled Falcon 9 rockets and recovery of the rockets nose cone.

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Google‘s safeguard against rogue Android apps is now available

Google is acting on its promise to further guard your Android phone against rogue apps. The company tells us that its rolling out its Play Protect home screen to every Android device running Google Mobile Services 11 or newer. If you see it (its...

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Microsoft takes on Nest with a Cortana-based thermostat

Microsoft isnt content to let Amazon or Alphabet dictate the future of the smart home. The software giant has unveiled a smart thermostat from Johnson Controls, GLAS, that promises to one-up what you see from the likes of Nest. The slick-looking c...

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Nest‘s overpriced IQ camera highlights the faults of facial recognition

Nest burst onto the scene with a thermostat that was easy to use, had a slick interface, came with actual smart features and didnt look like someone just taped an off-white box to your wall. It followed that up with a less exciting, but possibly mor...

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Reebok‘s new foam space boots bring comfy kicks to astronauts

Whether its using corn to make sustainable sneakers, or 3D printing some pretty out there looking footwear, Reebok isnt afraid of taking bold new steps with its shoes. Now, however, it looks like the brand has decided to take one giant leap for man...

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Scientists: Suck CO2 out of atmosphere or face the consequences

We need to start removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as soon as possible. If we dont, future generations will have to choose between biblical weather events or spending trillions of dollars trying to avoid them. This is the grim prognosis fr...

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Amazon‘s Treasure Truck of deals is going on tour

Who doesnt like a deal? Amazon is pretty sure everyone does, so its taking its retail presence on the road this summer with its Treasure Truck stunt. At Treasure Truck, we hand-pick our favorite new, trending, local or delicious items, load them o...

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Rub elbows with music‘s C-list on Vevo‘s Watch Party Live

Vevo launched Watch Party this past March as a way to watch music videos with your friends. You simply invite a bunch of buddies to a virtual room, built a playlist of videos from Vevos catalogue , and everyone gets to watch at the same time. Now, V...

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Final season of Telltale‘s ‘The Walking Dead‘ game debuts next year

Telltales roster of graphic adventure games has slowly expanded over the years to include serious AAA properties, like the Guardians of the Galaxy adaptation they released back in April. But the title that pioneered their wildly successful style whe...

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Take a VR trip with Google Expeditions all by yourself

In 2015, Google launched a pilot program of its Expeditions software that let teachers take their students on VR explorations of various sites around the world. A few months later, it released a beta version of its Expeditions app for certain schools...

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