gadgetry

Ultrasonic bracelet jams the microphones around you

Smart speakers and other microphone-equipped devices aren't supposed to listen all the time, but there might be a solution if you aren't willing to take any chances. University of Chicago researchers

Love at first fold: 24 hours with Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip

I'll admit it, when Samsung teased the Galaxy Fold at its Developer Conference in 2018, I wasn't sold on the concept. Sure, the technology was impressive, but it just seemed gimmicky to me. The only

The Morning After: Motorola Razr review, and the end of HQ Trivia

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.After an explosive launch in 2017 that had millions of people tuning in to play live on their phones for cash prizes, HQ Trivia has shut down. Its downfall

Galaxy Z Flip teardown video looks inside Samsung's latest foldable

Now that the Galaxy Z Flip is available (even if it's in very limited qualities) of course someone is in a hurry to pull it apart. While iFixit hasn't published a teardown of the device to follow

It doesn’t matter if China hacked Equifax

On Monday the FBI and AG Barr announced "an indictment last week charging four members of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) with hacking into the computer systems of the credit reporting

Engadget Podcast: Breaking down the Samsung fest and MWC mess

A bunch of things in tech got the proverbial nails slammed into their coffins this week. Andy Rubin's Essential phone company shut down, MWC got canceled due to fears over coronavirus and the Motorola

The best podcasting gear for beginners

Starting a podcast is easy. Making one that actually sounds good is another story entirely. We can't help much with the bigger problems facing would-be podcasters -- finding a good topic and getting

The Morning After: You can finally buy a 'Nintendo PlayStation' prototype

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.If you can outbid Palmer Luckey then maybe you can get one of the rarest items in gaming history: a working "PlayStation" unit with a CD-ROM and SNES controller.

Sony could have a new PSVR headset in the works

We already knew that the PS5 would support Sony's PlayStation VR headset. That makes sense: the new console will be backwards compatible with PS4 software, which presumably includes every VR-enabled

Sony could have a new PSVR headset in the works

We already knew that the PS5 would support Sony's PlayStation VR headset. That makes sense: the new console will be backwards compatible with PS4 software, which presumably includes every VR-enabled

NVIDIA cuts its outlook by $100 million due to 2019 coronavirus

NVIDIA has published its earnings report for fiscal year 2020, and in it the chipmaker has revealed how much it thinks the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) would affect its business. The

Bidding for the 'Nintendo PlayStation' prototype is already over $200k

This "Nintendo PlayStation" occupies a special place in gaming history, as one of fewer than 200 prototype units ever produced, and now it's up for auction. Its current owners explained how they came

Bidding for the 'Nintendo PlayStation' prototype is already over $200k

This "Nintendo PlayStation" occupies a special place in gaming history, as one of fewer than 200 prototype units ever produced, and now it's up for auction. Its current owners explained how they came

Wirecutter's best deals: The Fibaro Motion Sensor drops to $50

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Yamaha’s tiny wireless guitar amp gets everything right but the price

With the original THR line of guitar amps, Yamaha basically invented a new product category: the connected desktop amplifier. It filled a need that honestly many guitar players didn't even realize

Motorola's foldable Razr is unsurprisingly hard to repair

Motorala's contemporary take on the Razr has been quite publicly panned by testers. CNET, for example, wanted to see if the device could withstand 100,000 folds -- it only made it to the 27,000th fold

Researchers find a way to 3D print whole objects in seconds

When you think of 3D printing, you probably imagine a structure being created layer by layer, from the bottom up. Now, researchers from Switzerland's Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

The Morning After: Mobile World Congress 2020 is officially canceled

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.The world's biggest phone show isn't happening -- canceled roughly 10 days before it was meant to start. The coronavirus outbreak has put a stop to the Mobile

Samsung makes too many damn phones

Samsung unveiled three flagships this week: the S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra. It also showed off a new foldable called the Z Flip, which honestly looks and feels far superior to the incredibly similar
The Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid works as promised, but only for small batches

The Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid works as promised, but only for small batches

The Instant Pot has garnered a huge fan base in recent years, and for good reason. Yes, it replaces your slow cooker and you can make yogurt in it (in some models anyway) but its real claim to fame is