Readers compare and contrast the Galaxy S20 lineup

By engadget, feature, galaxy s20, galaxy s20 plus, galaxy s20 ultra, gear, Samsung, samsung galaxy, thebuyersguide, user review, user review roundup, user reviews, userreview, userreviewroundup, userreviews

Samsung updated its flagship lineup with three models earlier this year: the S20, the S20+ and the S20 Ultra. When Engadget put them through their paces as part of our official reviews, editor Cherlynn Low liked the screen, refresh rates and c…

Read More

A closer look at Luna, Amazon’s cloud gaming service

By Amazon, amazon2020, app store, apple, cloud gaming, engadget, entertainment, feature, game streaming, gaming, google, luna, Play Store, Streaming, Twitch, ubisoft

Luna is what happens when you take the subscription model of Prime Video, mash it up with Twitch, plug that into Amazon Web Services, and wrap it all in an Alexa-powered gamepad. In short, Luna is Amazon’s cloud gaming platform, and the latest…

Read More

The best wireless earbuds you can buy right now

By AirPods Pro, anker, apple, commerce, earbuds, elite 75t, engadget, feature, galaxy buds, galaxy buds plus, gear, google, jabra, momentum true wireless 2, pixel buds, Samsung, sennheiser, Sony, soundcore, spirit dot 2, thebuyersguide, true wireless, true wireless earbuds, wf-1000xm3

Over the span of about two years, true wireless earbuds made a massive leap. Companies figured out the battery life equation while also coaxing better sound out of smaller, more comfortable designs. You no longer have to worry about charging d…

Read More

The PlayStation 5 vs. the Xbox Series X and Series S

By comparison, engadget, feature, gaming, gear, Microsoft, playstation 5, playstation 5 digital edition, playstation 5 event, playstation5event, ps5, Sony, thebuyersguide, xbox, xbox series s, Xbox Series X

We finally have a price and release date for both models of the PlayStation 5, so it’s time to take another look at how the new Sony console generation measures up to the competition. Last week we found out about the cheaper, lower-specced Xbo…

Read More

The new Apple Watch models vs. the competition: Below the surface

By apple, Apple Watch, apple watch series 6, applewatch2020, comparison, engadget, feature, galaxy watch 3, galaxy watch active 2, gear, Samsung, thebuyersguide

It’s September again, which means it’s time for another Apple event. But not iPhones this time. Today we’re getting a peek at new tablets and watches. Yes, that’s right, “watches” plural, because the company is releasing a budget-minded model …

Read More

The iPad Air vs. the competition: Does this new 10.9-inch tablet measure up?

By Amazon, amazon fire hd 10, apple, applewatch2020, comparison, engadget, feature, galaxy tab s7, gear, iPad, iPad Air, Microsoft, surface go 2, thebuyersguide

With so many adults and kids working at home, new iPads really couldn’t have come soon enough. And Apple more than delivered today with the announcement of the 8th-generation iPad and the latest iPad Air. There are plenty of great visual impro…

Read More

Hitting the books: How China uses AI to influence its 1.4 billion citizens

By benbella books, China, engadget, feature, hitting the books, hittingthebooks, michael kanaan, surveillance, t-minus ai, tomorrow

The battle for international hegemony didn’t stop with the fall of the Reichstag in 1945, or of the Soviet Union in 1991 — it has simply moved online. Today, states and their actors are waging a digital cold war with artificial intelligence sy…

Read More

Share your memories and reviews of the last iPod Classic

By apple, calltoaction, engadget, feature, gear, ipod, ipod 6th-gen, ipod classic, thebuyersguide, user review, user reviews, userreview, userreviews

This week marks an anniversary of sorts for the 6th-generation “classic” iPod. Not its release date (September 5th, 2007), but the date it was officially discontinued: September 9th, 2014. That day Apple stopped producing non-touchscreen mobil…

Read More

Hitting the Books: Lessons learned from gaming with the King of Sweden

By david polfeldt, engadget, feature, grand central publishing, hitting the books, hittingthebooks, king of sweden, Sweden, the dream architects, tomorrow, ubisoft, video games

Video games have come a long way from their dim arcade origins. No longer a mere niche diversion for pasty, maladjusted youth, gaming is now an integral part of modern pop culture standing shoulder to shoulder with “classical” forms of media l…

Read More

Real users give feedback on the Fitbit Charge 4

By engadget, feature, fitbit, fitbit charge 4, gear, thebuyersguide, user review, user review roundup, user reviews, userreview, userreviewroundup, userreviews

This year’s Fitbit Charge 4 was supposed to solve many of the troubles that afflicted the Charge 3: It brought back onboard GPS, streamlined the design and even threw in NFC payments for good measure. While our reviewer Valentina Palladino lar…

Read More

How some early adopters feel about Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip

By engadget, feature, foldables, galaxy z flip, gear, Samsung, samsung galaxy z flip, thebuyersguide, user review, user review roundup, user reviews, userreview, userreviewroundup, userreviews

While there are several folding phones that have recently come to market, the Z Flip was the first one to actually feel like a finished product to our reviewer Chris Velazco. Thanks to its fast and reliable performance, quality build and decen…

Read More

Hitting the Books: This $80 prosthetic has helped millions walk again

By accessiblity, engadget, feature, gear, hitting the books, hittingthebooks, penguin random house, prosthetics, sara hendren, what can a body do

The modern world around us — from the spaces we inhabit to the furniture we perch upon to the gadgets, tools and devices we hold in our hands — is implicitly designed for humans that fit within a specific bell curve of shape and ability. If yo…

Read More

Hitting the Books: Volcanoes, mortal enemy of the mighty telescope

By astronomy, emily levesque, engadget, feature, hitting the books, hittingthebooks, science, sourcebooks, space, telescopes, the last stargazers, tomorrow, volcano

Humans are, as a species, hardwired to explore. We conquered the planet thanks to untold generations of people needing to see what lay over the next hill or around the next river bend and our infatuation with the stars is no different — we’ve …

Read More

Huge video game companies are exposing Apple’s iOS hypocrisy

By antitrust, apple, cloud gaming, engadget, Epic Games, epic games store, feature, fortnite, gaming, ios, mobile gaming, monopoly, STADIA, xcloud

Tim Sweeney finally made good on his word. Epic Games is suing Apple over anticompetitive practices, after a calculated act of disobedience forced the App Store to block Fortnite from the iOS platform. On August 13th, Fortnite developers intro…

Read More

Apple fans: Tell us how you feel about the Magic Keyboard

By apple, apple magic keyboard, calltoaction, engadget, feature, gear, Magic Keyboard, thebuyersguide, user review, user reviews, userreview, userreviews

Apple’s strategy with tablets has been moving in a clear direction: Make the slates just as indispensable as a traditional laptop setup. One of the things that helped move the devices in that direction was the new Magic Keyboard with an integr…

Read More

Hitting the Books: Why we’ll never see the edge of the universe

By astrophysics, engadget, feature, hitting the books, hittingthebooks, katie mack, observable universe, scribner, the end of everything, tomorrow

Death comes for us all, even on the cosmological scale. Our universe started off with a bang, and a rather large one at that, but how it will end remains a mystery. Will entropic effects cause it to cool and sputter out like a guttering flame …

Read More

The best games on Google Play Pass

By 7 days, 80 days, best games, bestgames, card thief, engadget, feature, forgotton anne, gaming, google, Google Play, Google Play Pass, holedown, lichtspeer, mini metro, reigns, reigns: her majesty, stardew valley, the gardens between

When Apple Arcade launched last year, Android users probably felt a bit left out. For only $5 a month subscribers were getting unlimited, ad-free access to over 100 games for iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV — even a few exclusives. However, And…

Read More

Our readers get real about their issues with the AirPods Pro

By airpods, AirPods Pro, apple, apple airpods pro, earbuds, engadget, feature, gear, Headphones, thebuyersguide, true wireless earbuds, user reviews, userreviewroundup

When senior editor Billy Steele gave the AirPods Pro a spin last November, he praised their refined design and improved sound quality, along with their new marquee feature: active noise cancellation. Sure, they’re pricer than the standard AirP…

Read More

The Galaxy Note 20 vs. the competition: A real handful

By comparison, engadget, feature, Galaxy Note, galaxy note 20, gear, iPhone 11 Pro Max, pixel 4 xl, Samsung, thebuyersguide, unpacked2020, vsthecompetition

Today we got our first look at the new Galaxy Note 20 devices, and they’re certainly impressive. Between an improved S-Pen, Windows integration and 8K video recording, there’s a lot of power on deck. And then there’s the screen — the regular G…

Read More

Nothing to see here :)

© 2017