Monthly Archives: July 2017

What we’re using: The Razer Blade and switching back to Windows

Welcome to IRL, our series dedicated to the things that Engadget writers play, use, watch and listen to. This week, Features Editor Aaron Souppouris explains his switched to Windows and a new laptop, after an extended stint dedicated to MacBooks … Read the rest of this entry

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Samsung’s latest LTE modem supports faster-than-fiber speeds

If you're in the market for the Galaxy S9 next year, it could have a modem that's faster than your home fiber connection. Samsung has unveiled a co-called 6CA (carrier aggregation) modem that can handle download speeds as high as … Read the rest of this entry

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Genetic engineering creates an unnaturally blue flower

Blue flowers are rare in nature, and for good reason: the color is usually the result of mutations and quirks of acidity levels rather than an actual blue pigment. That makes genetically engineering a blue flower tricky, since you can't … Read the rest of this entry

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Ben Heck’s Super Glue Gun: The first working prototype

Now that the team's making progress with the electronics for the handle design, Ben is working with Autodesk Fusion 360 to create the model for the 3D printer to house the trigger and protoboard. The rest of the glue gun … Read the rest of this entry

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‘LawBreakers’ open beta runs all weekend on PC and PS4

We've had a few cracks at LawBreakers, the futuristic cops vs. robbers game from Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski and Boss Key Productions, but now anyone can play on PC and PS4. An open beta test runs until 10 … Read the rest of this entry

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Netflix’s ‘Castlevania’ showrunner Adi Shankar on nerddom and season two

It's easy to draw a line from producer Adi Shankar's scrappy Bootleg Universe — his slew of short indie films about the Punisher, Power Rangers and other pop culture heroes uploaded on YouTube — to his recent work as showrunner … Read the rest of this entry

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Recommended Reading: Trent Reznor on Beats, Apple Music and more

In Conversation: Trent Reznor David Marchese, Vulture Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor helped craft Beats Music, the streaming service that would eventually become Apple Music after the tech giant purchased the popular headphone brand. On the… Engadget RSS Feed

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YouTube’s fake news course has reached just 500 kids

You've got to hand it to YouTube: despite overwhelming odds, Google's video wing keeps pushing through with its Internet Citizens program. By its count, the video service has educated some 500 people about the dangers of misleading or outright fake … Read the rest of this entry

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‘Destiny 2′ PC beta starts August 28th

We already got a taste of Destiny 2 during the beta test last weekend on consoles, but Bungie is finally revealing when PC gamers (who didn't make the trip to E3) will have their chance . The beta test will … Read the rest of this entry

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Case study finds the drawbacks of Facebook’s ‘free’ internet

Facebook's successor to its Internet.org "web for all" service, Free Basics, has had a troubled rollout. India notoriously shut it out of the country back in February 2016 for violating net neutrality (prioritizing Facebook services), with Egypt bloc… Engadget RSS … Read the rest of this entry

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