Category Archives: Gadgets

Kindle Paperwhite review (2018): A classic, updated

Until now, the Kindle Paperwhite had three mortal enemies: water, airplane seatback pockets (just me that keeps leaving them on planes?) and book snobs. While there's no hope for the latter, one of those issues isn't long for this world, as this year…

The Morning After: ‘Detective Pikachu’ and real-life Iron Men

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. The lines between reality and fantasy are blurring in odd ways this morning, whether it's due to superhero-like stunts inspired by characters from the mind of Stan Lee (RIP) and Marvel, or a Roger Rabbit-like ne…

Quantum ‘compass’ promises navigation without using GPS

GPS is vital to modern navigation, but it's extremely fragile. Never mind coverage — if a satellite fails or there's a jamming attack, it quickly becomes useless. Scientists may have a much more robust answer, though. Scientists have demonstrated…

Ask Engadget: Which drone should I buy for my kid?

The support shared among readers in the comments section is one of the things we love most about the Engadget community. Over the years, we've known you to offer sage advice on everything from Chromecasts and cameras to drones and smartphones. In fac…

The Morning After: MacBook Air and iPad Pro reviews

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to your weekend. Microsoft's big Xbox event is scheduled to kick off at 4 PM ET, but until then you can check out our reviews of the iPad Pro, MacBook Air and BMW i8. Also, Tesla's updates have delivered…

Apple announces repair programs for iPhone X, MacBook Pro problems

As it tends to do, Apple has chosen a Friday evening to announce programs that will replace flawed components on a couple of its devices. First up is a display module replacement program for the iPhone X. Some owners have been reporting touch issues…

The New York Times taps Google’s AI to find stories in old photos

The New York Times has somewhere in the realm of five to seven million physical photos in its enormous archive, many of which date back more than a century. The images document vital moments and contain valuable records of our recent history, but the…

Gaming guide creator Prima Games is shutting down

Prima Games, the company that's been creating physical video game strategy guides for the past 28 years, is shutting down according to Publisher's Lunch. Prima's publisher DK's CEO Ian Hudson sent out an internal memo saying it was an "extremely diff…

Apple plans to sell more of its products on Amazon

Apple and Amazon have come to an agreement to stock the online retailer's shelves with more Apple products, according to CNET. The deal will expand Amazon's direct access to Apple products, including the latest models of the iPhone, iPad and Apple Wa…

BMW’s i8 Roadster is a daily driver in supercar’s clothing

I'm a firm believer that cars can be art. Rolling pieces of design that are a snapshot of a point in time. Very few vehicles do that more right now than the BMW i8 Roadster. A supercar that's got one foot in the future and the other in the now. E…