Why deep oceans gave life to the first big, complex organisms

Why deep oceans gave life to the first big, complex organisms

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Why deep oceans gave life to the first big, complex organisms In the beginning, life was small. For billions of years, all life on Earth was microscopic, consisting mostly of single cells. Then suddenly, about 570 million years ago, complex organisms including…

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The Pixel 3 has 2018’s best smartphone camera

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The Pixel 3 has 2018’s best smartphone camera Let’s be honest. We’re a generation obsessed with taking and sharing photos. In recent years, our phone cameras have become so capable they’ve essentially killed point-and-shoots. This year, Huawei released a phone with four…

What social stress in monkeys can tell us about human health

What social stress in monkeys can tell us about human health

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What social stress in monkeys can tell us about human health Research in recent years has linked a person’s physical or social environment to their well-being. Stress wears down the body and compromises the immune system, leaving a person more vulnerable to…

Degrading permafrost puts Arctic infrastructure at risk by mid-century

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Degrading permafrost puts Arctic infrastructure at risk by mid-century Seventy percent of the current infrastructure in the Arctic has a high potential to be affected by thawing permafrost in the next 30 years. Even meeting the climate change targets of the Paris…

John Romero gifts ‘Doom’ 18 new levels for its 25th birthday

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John Romero gifts ‘Doom’ 18 new levels for its 25th birthday Romero Games Ready to feel ancient? The original Doom is 25 years old — and co-creator John Romero wants to make sure you know it. He’s preparing an add-on for the…

50 years ago, ‘the mother of all demos’ foretold our tech future

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50 years ago, ‘the mother of all demos’ foretold our tech future SRI International Innovation usually happens in slow, measured steps over many years, but a demo in 1968 transformed the world of personal computers in just 90 minutes. In a presentation…

Behind the quest to control a wheelchair with a smile

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Behind the quest to control a wheelchair with a smile HooBox Robotics / Flickr Facial recognition software has earned a difficult reputation over the past few years, what with its massive privacy implications and ease of being misused by governments and retailers…

‘The Stanley Parable’ is coming to consoles in 2019

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‘The Stanley Parable’ is coming to consoles in 2019 Galactic Cafe The Stanley Parable was a memorable experience (even if you didn’t play it for years), but what if you wanted to play it on a console, or just an additional fix?…

Klipsch R5 Wireless targets the fitness buffs

Klipsch R5 Wireless targets the fitness buffs

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Klipsch R5 Wireless targets the fitness buffs Klipsch Klipsch’s newest addition to its R5 line is one for the fitness buffs. The R5 Wireless takes some elements from last year’s leather-clad Klipsch R5 Neckband, including the 5mm micro-driver and its memory foam…

Indie hit ‘Gone Home’ is coming to iOS December 11th

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Indie hit ‘Gone Home’ is coming to iOS December 11th Fullbright Company / Annapurna Interactive Gone Home, one of the most acclaimed indie games of the last few years, is making its way to iOS. Just a few months after hitting Nintendo…

Indie roguelike ‘Below’ has a release date: December 14th

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Indie roguelike ‘Below’ has a release date: December 14th Capybara Games More than five years after its original reveal, Capybara Games is ready to deliver Below, a much-anticipated indie title. Engadget spoke to co-founder Nathan Vella a few months ago about the…

The Snapdragon 855 is a 7nm CPU primed for 5G, AI and more

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The Snapdragon 855 is a 7nm CPU primed for 5G, AI and more As we hurtle towards 2019, Qualcomm has been busy introducing the world to its latest products that are likely to drive next year’s biggest trends. At the first keynote…

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 chipset will power your next flagship phone

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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 chipset will power your next flagship phone Next year’s high-end Android smartphones will use (you guessed it) Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 855 chipset. Qualcomm SVP Alex Katouzian didn’t dwell on the chipset for very long after announcing it at the…

Microsoft rumor points to a Chromium replacement for Edge

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Microsoft rumor points to a Chromium replacement for Edge Three years after arriving along with Windows 10, Microsoft’s Edge browser has added features and showed some good statistical results, but it hasn’t pulled many users away from the competition. Now, Windows Central…

‘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…