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False alarm: Emergency alert in Hawaii claims ‘missile inbound‘

A few minutes ago, phones across Hawaii received the above alert claiming a ballistic missile threat inbound, but according to state officials it isnt true. Its unclear what caused the message to go out, but well have more information as it beco...

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Zap your brain for a better you

Squirt some conductive gel on your skin, place a lightweight headset on your noggin and, according to a number of companies at CES, theres barely a limit to the types of self-improvement you can achieve. You can improve your sleep or your athletic p...

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Windows 10 adds ‘Do Not Disturb‘ feature

If youre part of the Windows Insiders Fast Ring (or have opted to skip ahead), youll find the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17074 available to download. Of note is the addition of Quiet Hours, which functions similarly to the Mac Do Not Disturb...

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Amazon‘s flop of a phone made newer, better hardware possible

Amazon devices have taken root in our homes with almost alarming speed, but the tech giant hasnt gotten everything right. Back in 2014, Amazon released the Fire Phone, an ambitious smartphone that remains the companys biggest hardware flop to date....

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The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. CES 2018 is over, and the Engadget team is heading home. Keep an eye out for wrap-up coverage this weekend, but first, take a look at some of Fridays highlights and other prominent stories from last week.

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Taking Arcimoto‘s three-wheeled EV for a spin

The rise of the electric car promises a cleaner future. Arcimoto CEO Mark Frohnmayer believes that we can do more to reduce our footprint by not just removing trash from our air but also using smaller vehicles built using fewer materials. The 11,900...

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Bathrooms are getting smarter, for better or worse

Getting up from the toilet after a satisfying bowel movement, you walk right over to the sink and start washing your hands. Alexa, flush my toilet, you say while reaching for your toothbrush. Your mirror starts displaying your schedule for the day,...

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New bill seeks to ban Huawei from any US government contracts

Mere days since Huawei lost a deal with ATamp;T to sell its flagship phones in the US due to security concerns, the Chinese tech company faces a new challenge to its US expansion plans. Congress has just proposed a bill that prohibits any government...

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Bitcoin was briefly legal tender at KFC Canada

Say what you will about its heart-stoppingly tasty chicken -- KFC is willing to get weird. Whether its a zany VR cooking experience, suggesting orders based on your face or chicken-flavored nail polish, the chain has pulled its share of stunts over...

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Prototype satellite makes way for 4K ‘Earth observation‘

British company Earth-i confirmed the successful launch of a prototype satellite earlier today. Called the CARBONITE-2, its an early test version of a planned constellation (the Vivid-i) that will be the first network bringing full color, full motio...

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63 games and apps on Google Play served porn ads

If you still havent made it a habit to inspect Google Play applications before installing them, then maybe this will make you rethink your ways. Security firm Check Point has discovered a new malicious code hiding inside 63 games and apps on Google...

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Bezos family donates 33 million to Dreamers scholarship program

A number of tech companies and executives have voiced support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. But Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie have just given 33 million in support to DACA recipients, also known as Drea...

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Mexico‘s CES 2018 presence is the start of something big

For many technology entrepreneurs and startups, CES is where dreams are born. Its the place where their concepts and products are showcased to the masses for the first time ever, all with the hope to make a dent in one of the most thriving industrie...

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Toyota insists its e-Palette is more than a concept car

Theres one thing that keeps Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda up at night. Its not a traditional car company like Honda, Ford or Nissan. Or what hes going to have for breakfast the next day. Its technology juggernauts like Facebook, Google and Apple and wha...

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Schwarzkopf‘s smart salon personalizes your hair care regimen

As a woman whose long, thick hair has undergone several chemical treatments, Ive always been concerned about the health and quality of my tresses. When I heard about Schwarzkopf Professionals new hair analyzer, I was naturally intrigued by its pote...

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