Samsung Q9 TV review: Expensive LCD takes direct aim at OLED

Samsung Q9 TV review: Expensive LCD takes direct aim at OLED

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Samsung Q9 TV review: Expensive LCD takes direct aim at OLED The fight at the top of the TV market has never been tighter. In one corner, the challengers are flagship LCD-based TVs like the Samsung Q9 reviewed here, the Vizio P-Series Quantum…

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2019 Subaru WRX review: All-wheel-drive fun, all the time

2019 Subaru WRX review: All-wheel-drive fun, all the time

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2019 Subaru WRX review: All-wheel-drive fun, all the time Getting behind the wheel of this 2019 Subaru WRX is like reuniting with a good friend. This generation of the WRX, after all, launched in 2014 and has had only mild changes since….

‘AmalGAN’ melds AI imagination with human intuition to create art

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‘AmalGAN’ melds AI imagination with human intuition to create art Alex Reben Don’t worry, they only look like the Pokemon of your nightmares. The images you are about to see are, in fact, at the very bleeding edge of machine-generated imagery, mixed…

Puma revives its 1986 smart shoe for the modern era

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Puma revives its 1986 smart shoe for the modern era Puma Smart shoes may sound like a recent innovation, but they’re really old hat — Puma’s RS-Computer shoes were tracking your running stats in 1986, well before wearable tech was a hot…

Pornhub’s year in review defined by ‘Fortnite’ and Stormy Daniels

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Pornhub’s year in review defined by ‘Fortnite’ and Stormy Daniels Pornhub Like Twitter before it, Pornhub is crowning its biggest trends of 2018. There’s no mention of its parent Mindgeek’s age verification tool for the UK — which could see it become…

Engadget UK giveaway: Win a smart heating system courtesy of Tado

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Engadget UK giveaway: Win a smart heating system courtesy of Tado There’s something ever so satisfying about milling around in your PJs at home when you need to wrap up like a mummy to set foot outside. But making repeated trips to…

Leviton’s smart plug is a decent WeMo alternative

Leviton’s smart plug is a decent WeMo alternative

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Leviton’s smart plug is a decent WeMo alternative If you’re in the market for a smart plug, you’ve certainly got plenty of good options. I like to stick with established names with a good history of supporting their products and keeping things…

Just like Lyft, Uber has confidentially filed for its IPO

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Just like Lyft, Uber has confidentially filed for its IPO BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI via Getty Images On Thursday we learned Lyft filed papers for an initial public offering set to take place in 2019, and Friday evening some “people familiar with its plans”…

Microsoft says the rural broadband divide is worse than you think

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Microsoft says the rural broadband divide is worse than you think Pekic via Getty Images Politicians and regulators like to say they’re increasing access to broadband in rural areas, but the reality might be far less rosy. Microsoft has conducted a study…

‘Quake Champions’ cribs from ‘Fortnite’ with a paid Battle Pass

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‘Quake Champions’ cribs from ‘Fortnite’ with a paid Battle Pass id Software/Bethesda Even the developers of a back-to-basics shooter like Quake Champions can’t resist the siren’s call of Fortnite‘s business model, it seems. Bethesda and id Software are rolling out a December…

Secret Service will test facial recognition around the White House

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Secret Service will test facial recognition around the White House Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images Like it or not, facial recognition is creeping into more public spaces. The US Secret Service has quietly started testing the technology in and around the White…

New dataset expands understanding of Arctic Spring Bloom

New dataset expands understanding of Arctic Spring Bloom

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New dataset expands understanding of Arctic Spring Bloom Understanding how the ocean works is like putting together a million-piece puzzle. There are many questions; finding answers takes time, resources, and opportunity. But even when scientists believe they know how the pieces fit…

‘Friends’ won’t be there for you on Netflix after 2018

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‘Friends’ won’t be there for you on Netflix after 2018 NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images Friends has felt like a staple on Netflix for years, but you won’t get to take it for granted for much longer. Visit the show’s page…

Salt-evolved zooplankton grow too slowly to block salt-induced algal blooms

Salt-evolved zooplankton grow too slowly to block salt-induced algal blooms

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Salt-evolved zooplankton grow too slowly to block salt-induced algal blooms Small animals at the base of the freshwater food chain can rapidly adapt to salt pollution — from sources like winter road deicing, agriculture, and mining — but at a price. In…

NVIDIA teases the Titan RTX, its upcoming flagship GPU

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NVIDIA teases the Titan RTX, its upcoming flagship GPU Andrew Ng A bunch of social media personalities have teased the Titan RTX, NVIDIA’s next flagship GPU, in what looks like a coordinated campaign. Google Brain co-founder Andrew Ng showed off the card…