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World's quickest laser pulse can track electrons in slow motion

World's quickest laser pulse can track electrons in slow motion

The race to produce ever-faster laser pulses has set a new record, and it could lead to breakthroughs in our understanding of atom-level physics. A team at ETH Zurich has shortened an X-ray pulse to
Amazon is adding Audible support to its entry-level Kindle

Amazon is adding Audible support to its entry-level Kindle

The cheapest Kindle is getting the best feature for those who'd rather listen to books than read them. Based on its listing (as found by The Digital Reader), Amazon is rolling out Audible support for
Nintendo expects Switch will beat Wii U lifetime sales in a year

Nintendo expects Switch will beat Wii U lifetime sales in a year

Nintendo has announced it's sold a further 2.93 million Switch consoles over the latest quarter, reaching just shy of 8 million units total. After another strong quarter, the company is now aiming to
The Morning After: Monday, October 30th 2017

The Morning After: Monday, October 30th 2017

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.This Monday, you're waking up to Nintendo's hit console on track to outsell its predecessor's lifetime sales in a single year, rigid region-based search from
Nintendo expects Switch will beat Wii U lifetime sales in a year

Nintendo expects Switch will beat Wii U lifetime sales in a year

Nintendo has announced it's sold a further 2.93 million Switch consoles over the latest quarter, reaching just shy of 8 million units total. After another strong quarter, the company is now aiming to

Samsung Gear Sport review: A versatile fitness-first smartwatch

As the holiday season approaches and New Year's and its inevitable fitness-related resolutions draw near, wearables makers are scrambling. Major brands like Apple and Samsung have realized that
Stanford’s ‘accelerator on a chip’ could revolutionize medical care

Stanford’s ‘accelerator on a chip’ could revolutionize medical care

When the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford first opened its doors in 1966, it had already earned the distinction of housing the world's longest linear accelerator: A 3.2 kilometer

The only Sony division to lose money this quarter was Mobile

Kaz Hirai's slimmer, fitter Sony hasn't just turned a corner, it's well on its way to earning its highest annual profit in years. The latest update on the company's financial health revealed that it
The Morning After: Tuesday, October 31st 2017

The Morning After: Tuesday, October 31st 2017

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Happy Halloween (and Día de Muertos)! We've been talking about the AI that makes photo-realistic (non-existent) celebrity faces, PlayStation's big Paris showcase
The Morning After: Tuesday, October 31st 2017

The Morning After: Tuesday, October 31st 2017

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Happy Halloween (and Día de Muertos)! We've been talking about the AI that makes photo-realistic (non-existent) celebrity faces, PlayStation's big Paris showcase
Kindle Oasis review (2017): Cheaper, waterproof and a bigger screen

Kindle Oasis review (2017): Cheaper, waterproof and a bigger screen

Amazon's last Kindle Oasis felt like an e-reader meant for the very rich. It was astoundingly thin and light, but its $290 price made it a tough sell. The new Oasis is still the company's most
Engadget giveaway: Win a Fluance Fi50 Bluetooth speaker!

Engadget giveaway: Win a Fluance Fi50 Bluetooth speaker!

Speakers don't always need to fit in a backpack or provide a lot of chatter, but you do want them to offer big sound and quality audio output at a decent price. Fluance's $200 Fi50 Bluetooth speaker
Sony shows off  'Doom VFR' and the rest of the PSVR holiday lineup

Sony shows off 'Doom VFR' and the rest of the PSVR holiday lineup

While the gaming world's eyes are all set upon the start of Paris Games Week, Sony demo'd a number of upcoming titles for the Playstation VR, many of which will be released in time for the holidays.

Sony shows off 'Doom VFR' and the rest of the PSVR holiday lineup

While the gaming world's eyes are all set upon the start of Paris Games Week, Sony demo'd a number of upcoming titles for the Playstation VR, many of which will be released in time for the holidays.
Rylo’s 360-degree camera lets you decide what shots you want later

Rylo’s 360-degree camera lets you decide what shots you want later

There are quite a few 360-degree cameras on the market now and they cover a range of needs. For professionals and major VR buffs, there's the Samsung 360 Round and for more casual videographers there

Best Buy stops selling full-price iPhone X following backlash

Last Friday, when the iPhone X became available for preorder, would-be Best Buy customers found that to buy the phone upfront through the retailer, they would have to pay $100 more than what Apple

Android ‘Fast Pair’ will quickly connect Bluetooth devices

Android devices now have a new option to quickly sync with smartphones. Today, Google developers announced Fast Pair, a process that quickly discovers using Bluetooth Low Energy and connects over
The Morning After: Wednesday, November 1st 2017

The Morning After: Wednesday, November 1st 2017

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.November is here, and Sony's pet robot is back. Before we play with Aibo, however, we're preparing for an afternoon news deluge. That includes Razer's 'biggest
The Morning After: Wednesday, November 1st 2017

The Morning After: Wednesday, November 1st 2017

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.November is here, and Sony's pet robot is back. Before we play with Aibo, however, we're preparing for an afternoon news deluge. That includes Razer's 'biggest

Apple Watch Series 3 can stream up to seven hours of music over LTE

Yesterday, Apple released watchOS 4.1, allowing Apple Watch Series 3 users to stream music from their entire iCloud Music Library or through Apple Music rather than limiting them to tunes from