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Dell 2-in-1 has an unknown Intel and AMD 'Pro' graphics chip

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 07:31:00 -0400

(image) Dell has unveiled its new professional PC lineup, and among them was the intriguing 15-inch Precision 5530 2-in-1. Dell calls it the "world's smallest 15-inch 2-in-1 workstation," and it packs a lot of nice specs into a small, 4.36 pound body. Most i...

Twitter sees another profit as user numbers grow

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 07:12:00 -0400

(image) Three months ago, Twitter was able to tell the world that, for the first time in its 12-year life, it had made a profit. The company can now say that those good numbers weren't a blip, since the company has notched a first quarter net profit of $61 m...

YouTube Remix could mean the end of Google Play Music

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 07:01:00 -0400

(image) Google will reportedly shutter Google Play Music as part of a long-rumored audio and video cleanup. According to Droidlife, the subscription streaming service — a rival to Spotify, Apple Music and others — will be replaced by YouTube Remi...

The Morning After: Gmail gets an overdue redesign

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 06:30:00 -0400

(image) It's the middle of the week? Already? Well, we advise you take a peek at Gmail's new look and get ready for a slew of earnings reports later today that will include Facebook, Twitter, AT&T and LG. We're upgrading Engadget's daily newsletter and...

The latest Harry Potter mobile game puts Hogwarts in your pocket

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 06:00:00 -0400

(image) In Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, which launched today for Android and iOS, players create their own character and progress through seven years of rigorous tutelage at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. They must choose their preferred...

Amazon renews 'Jack Ryan' months before it premieres

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 05:02:00 -0400

(image) Amazon is confident that Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan will be a success -- so confident, in fact, that it's not waiting for initial viewings to declare it a hit. The company has already renewed Jack Ryan for a second season despite a months-long wait for P...

Opera's 'Flow' keeps its new mobile and desktop browsers synced

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 04:00:00 -0400

(image) Opera continues to lag behind Chrome and its other rivals, but it's not out of the browser game just yet. The company has launched a brand new mobile browser, an updated one for desktop and a way to keep them synced and connected even without logging...

Gmail’s big redesign helps you spend less time in your inbox

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 03:01:00 -0400

(image) We probably don't need to tell you that Gmail has become the email service of choice for innumerable people since it first went live in 2004. New features have been added at a steady clip ever since, but we haven't really seen a big redesign since 20...

OnePlus 6 will make its debut on May 16th

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 03:00:00 -0400

(image) OnePlus hasn't exactly been shy about hinting that its next phone is right around the corner, and now you know just when to expect it. The company has announced a OnePlus 6 launch event in London on May 16th at 5PM BST (that's noon Eastern). And to...

Hulu cancels Aaron Paul-starrer 'The Path'

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 01:31:00 -0400

(image) We're afraid some of the Meyerism Movement's unanswered secrets will forever remain a mystery, now that Hulu has chosen not to renew The Path. The streaming platform has canceled one of its most high-profile originals after three seasons -- the third...

Xbox One update can automatically put your TV in game mode

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 00:23:00 -0400

(image) Starting today, Microsoft is rolling out its"Spring Update" for the Xbox One, but it isn't done adding new features for the season. The update that all users will get over the next few days adds "auto low latency mode" which works with compatible TVs...

BMW’s Concept iX3 dials back the futuristic styling

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 22:55:00 -0400

(image) As we enter the BMW Group Research and Innovation Centre (also known as FIZ) in Munich, Germany, I'm asked to give up my ID. Guests are rarely admitted and journalists are almost never allowed inside. The automaker is about to show me its latest conc...

Researchers digitize writing with cheap, touch-sensitive paper

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 22:03:00 -0400

(image) Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a paper that can track touch, which, among other applications, could lead to an inexpensive way to digitize writing. They're presenting their work this week at the ACM CHI Conference on Human F...

LG G7 ThinQ will come with a super bright display

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 21:08:00 -0400

(image) LG, as per its tradition of teasing its upcoming flagship smartphones, has yet again dished out some tidbits about the G7 ThinQ ahead of launch next month. Specifically, the latest tease is all about the device's display, which will come in at 6.1 in...

Samsung's 970 series SSDs provide the write speeds you crave

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 20:38:00 -0400

(image) Few would call Samsung's 960-series SSDs slow (or indeed, most any NVMe SSD), but that isn't stopping the company from refining the formula. The newly launched 970 Evo and 970 Pro drives take advantage of Samsung's developments in its 64-layer 3D fl...

Facebook was a bulletin board for identity theft sales

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 19:54:00 -0400

(image) Cybercriminals have been advertising stolen information like addresses, credit card numbers, dates of birth and social security numbers on Facebook, Motherboard reports today, and they've been doing it unchecked for years. Security researcher Justin...

Amazon confirms the existence of a 'Fire TV Cube' (update)

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 19:03:00 -0400

(image) The next-generation Fire TV might take on a cube-shaped form. AFTVNews has discovered a page on Amazon's website where you can sign up to receive more info about a certain "Fire TV Cube." While the page is pretty much empty other than the words "What...

Snapchat backtracks on its redesign to highlight friends' Stories

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:25:00 -0400

(image) When Snap unveiled its giant Snapchat redesign in fall 2017, it was emphatic that your friends' content would remain separate from superstars and media giants. The company might be having second thoughts about that strategy, though. Snap has confir...

NVIDIA's AI fixes photos by recognizing what's missing

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:55:00 -0400

(image) Most image editing tools aren't terribly bright when you ask them to fix a photo. They'll borrow content from adjacent pixels (such as Adobe's recently demonstrated context-aware AI fill), but they can't determine what should have been there -- and...

Sports Illustrated's standalone streaming service is now available

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:34:00 -0400

(image) Sports Illustrated's television offering (SI TV) launched last November on Amazon Channels for $5 per month. Plans to expand the service to Roku, iOS, Android and web browsers have been in the works, and it's available on the web now, with other plat...

WhatsApp will require users in Europe to be at least 16 years old

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:16:00 -0400

(image) As we get closer to the launch of Europe's new GDPR privacy standards, a number of companies are announcing some changes that will affect European users. Today, Sky News reports that WhatsApp has changed its age requirements in order to comply with t...

'Destiny 2' Warmind add-on puts a horde event on arctic Mars

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:55:00 -0400

(image) Bungie had teased that the second DLC for its sci-fi shooter Destiny 2, named Warmind after the game's humanity-defending mega-AI, would come out May 8th. In a livestream today, the company finally released details. In addition to a brand-new area in...

'Sense8' finale will debut on Netflix June 8th

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:37:00 -0400

(image) We're still wondering what happened to Wolfgang on head-scratcher sci-fi series Sense8, and it sounds like our answers might arrive sooner than expected. Netflix today announced that the wrap-up movie for the Wachowskis-created show will premiere on...

Hobbyist builds the first Sony E-Mount film camera

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:18:00 -0400

(image) Sony is the one major imaging company that has never built a film camera, having leaped straight into DSLRs in 2006 after buying Minolta. A hobbyist named Alexander Gee has just pulled off a neat trick then, by creating what might be the world's firs...

Senate bill would require clearly worded terms for online data privacy

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:59:00 -0400

(image) Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John Kennedy (R-LA) have introduced a new bill aimed at protecting consumers' online data privacy. They announced plans for such a bill earlier this month after Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress. "Every day c...