Apple TV 4K review: Almost perfect

The Apple TV 4K is the streaming box we’ve been waiting for. It brings together the excellent interface from the 2015 model, along with the long-awaited ability to watch movies and TV shows in 4K and HDR. And perhaps most importantly, it seriously drives down the cost of digital 4K releases. Sure, competitors like Roku and Amazon’s Fire TVhave had 4K/HDR […]

Osmo ‘Mindracers’ puts real Hot Wheels on crazy virtual tracks

Hot Wheels will be celebrating its 50th anniversary soon, and even in an era when kids spend a lot of time on smartphones and tablets, they also still play with little die-cast metal vehicles on plastic orange track. But the venerable toy car brand can also be found on handheld devices, making its entry into […]

The Wirecutter’s best deals: A good time to buy an air conditioner

This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer’s guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn affiliate commissions that support their work. Read their continuously updated list of deals here. You may have already seen Engadget posting reviews from our friends at The Wirecutter. Now, from […]

NVIDIA’s Shield TV is the latest home for Google Assistant

Last month at IFA, we heard that more Google Assistant-integrating speakers and appliances were on the way. Today, NVIDIA’s Shield TV joins the list, adding the search giant’s digital assistant SDK to its retinue of entertainment features. In short, instead of a paltry speaker, you’ll be able to use your entire home theater setup to command your […]

Alcatel Idol 5 hands-on: A decent phone for $200

Alcatel is back with a new Idol flagship that won’t cost you a month’s rent (unlike some other phones we know). The Idol 5 is the latest addition to the company’s line of affordable handsets that offer mid- to high-end specs. The international version made an appearance at IFA earlier this month, but we now have details of […]

Anker crammed a projector into a soda can-sized smart speaker

While every CES brings a new set of smaller and smarter devices, the age of the mobile projector hasn’t quite arrived. But gadget company Anker’s Nebula Capsule, launched today on Indiegogo, makes a strong argument by bundling a speaker and Bluetooth connectability in to the visual package. Even if you aren’t binging TV or showing a […]

Are Samsung’s Smart TVs really spying on you?

Remember when Microsoft revealed Kinect would quietly listen to everything you said, causing the internet to erupt into furious, anti-Orwellian storm? Now it’s Samsung’s turn. A passage from the company’s Smart TV privacy policy has been doing the rounds, revealing a small but concerning detail: “Please be aware that if your spoken words include personal […]

Pebble Watch Creator Now Wants to Keep Your AirPods From Dying and Disappearing

In 2012, when everyone assumed that no one wanted a smartwatch, the original Pebble became the poster-child for the crowdfunding site Kickstarter when it raised just over $10 million from excited backers. Five years later, Pebble is no more, its intellectual assets are now owned by Fitbit, and the company’s CEO is returning to Kickstarter with a new product that […]

Beats Studio3 headphones even kill wind noise

Noise-cancelling headphones are saviours to commuters and jet setters alike, cutting out background babble and creating a calm oasis of tranquility… so that you can listen to Norwegian death metal or Dutch gabba in the peace and quiet these genres truly deserve – nay, demand. But Beats’ wireless Studio3 cans go a step further than […]

The Essential Phone earns one of iFixit’s worst repairability ratingsThe Essential Phone earns one of iFixit’s worst repairability ratings

Cynthia Gil Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone has finally shipped to customers after half a summer’s worth of delays, and that means the teardown experts of iFixit have now had a chance to rip apart the slick slab of titanium and ceramic. The verdict? iFixit gives the Essential Phone a 1 out of 10 on its “repairability” scale, placing […]

Logitech resurrects the trackball mouse with the MX Ergo

The year is 2017, and Logitech is releasing a new trackball mouse called the MX Ergo. Yes, you read that right: the trackball is back, folks. If you’re not familiar, the trackball mouse is an odd relic of a past computing age, when an actual argument took place as to whether or not it was […]