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Readers relive their experiences with the original NES

10:00 am PDT, September 23, 2019

This week as Nintendo celebrates its 130th (!) anniversary, we've taken a look back at the original Nintendo Entertainment System -- a gaming console that started many life-long love affairs with gaming. Although it's been thirty-six years since the...

The Willow breast pump now has a reusable container

9:42 am PDT, September 23, 2019

New moms who rely on the Willow Smart Breast Pump 2.0 will no longer have to rely on disposable bags. The connected breastfeeding system today announced the availability of a reusable milk container, serving up mothers an alternative to the usual spi...

On Nintendo's 130th birthday, here are five books about its history

9:30 am PDT, September 23, 2019

Today is Nintendo's 130th birthday. No, that's not a typo. The company's been around since before video games or even televisions. It started way back in 1883 making hanafuda — that's a type of playing card with flowers on it. In fact, the comp...

Apple will manufacture its new Mac Pro in Texas

9:11 am PDT, September 23, 2019

Apple hinted that it wanted to manufacture the redesigned Mac Pro in Texas, and now it's official. The company has confirmed that it'll assemble the workstation at the same Austin, Texas plant that has produced the cylindrical Mac Pro since 2013. T...

Google's Play Pass app subscription service is now available

9:00 am PDT, September 23, 2019

Subscription services have taken over music and movies, and now they're coming to games and apps too. In August we heard that Google was in the final stages of testing its new Android app subscription service called Play Pass, its equivalent of Apple...

Hyundai teams with Aptiv to put self-driving cars on the road by 2022

8:46 am PDT, September 23, 2019

Hyundai is getting particularly serious about its self-driving car strategy. The Korean car maker has formed a joint venture with Aptiv to foster Level 4 and Level 5 autonomous technology (that is, completely self-driving in some or all situations)....

Microsoft announces plan to make the Xbox carbon neutral

8:28 am PDT, September 23, 2019

Microsoft has joined other major tech companies such as Amazon, Google and Sony in laying out some new commitments to mitigate climate change. One of the more eye-catching measures it detailed was a pilot project to make 825,000 Xbox consoles carbon...

Get ready for a week of home theater tech on Engadget

8:01 am PDT, September 23, 2019

The home entertainment industry is in transition. Cable companies are reacting to Netflix by trying to become Netflix, launching countless streaming services of their own. YouTube, having taken a huge bite out of TV viewing, now counts TV as its fast...

The best games for PS4

8:00 am PDT, September 23, 2019

Sony's PlayStation 4 is fast approaching its sixth birthday, and that poses a problem. You see, game developers have seen fit to release a game for almost every day the console has been available, leaving you with well over 1,500 titles to choose fro...

Moving the largest high-performance lens ever built

7:30 am PDT, September 23, 2019

Not all the most interesting telescopes need to live in space. The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) will sit on top of a mountain in Chile some 8,800 feet up and snap 3.2-gigapixel (3,200-megapixel) images of the sky every 20 seconds. All told,...

Oprah’s Book Club is coming to Apple TV+

7:19 am PDT, September 23, 2019

Oprah Winfrey is one of the A-list celebrities Apple has enlisted for Apple TV+. Winfrey has already signed on for a series with Prince Harry on mental health, and she's expected to release another documentary, Toxic Labor, about workplace harassment...

Snap's 'Project Voldemort' dossier detailed Facebook's copycat moves

7:11 am PDT, September 23, 2019

Facebook hasn't been subtle about duping Snapchat features and otherwise undermining its competitor. Don't think Snap just shrugged its shoulders and focused on adding and opening up features, though -- apparently, it's been taking notes. Wall Stre...

Samsung will start selling the Galaxy Fold in the US on September 27th

7:00 am PDT, September 23, 2019

After months of drama stemming from flaky review units and questionable design choices, Samsung is finally ready to sell Galaxy Fold in the US. Assuming you have $1,980 at the ready, you can claim your own foldable on September 27th from either AT&am...

How to buy a soundbar in 2019

6:30 am PDT, September 23, 2019

It's no secret that the built-in speakers in most TVs are trash. They don't project enough sound out to the front so you can hear well -- especially subtle details. Thankfully, you don't have to splurge for a five-speaker (or more) surround-sou...

Yahoo’s redesigned Mail app aims to bring order to your inbox

5:00 am PDT, September 23, 2019

The way we use email has changed a lot over the years, evolving from person-to-person communications to an all-in-one depository for newsletters, coupons, travel receipts and (a lot of) miscellaneous junk. This can lead to an overwhelmingly messy inb...

The Morning After: Android is turning 11

4:00 am PDT, September 23, 2019

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Starting this morning, Netflix can add the words "Emmy winner" to the title of its groundbreaking interactive Black Mirror episode. Separately, TiVo has upset some customers with plans to insert more advertiseme...

Google vows to never store Assistant recordings without permission

2:25 am PDT, September 23, 2019

Google has announced that it will do more to protect user privacy for its Google Assistant and confirmed that it doesn't save voice recordings by default. The news comes after revelations that a Google contractor was leaking private user audio record...

24 hours with Huawei’s Mate 30 Pro: Incredible cameras, gloomy future

1:00 am PDT, September 23, 2019

Huawei is at the center of a storm, barracked by sanctions that block it from working with its key partners. Its latest handset, the Mate 30 Pro, runs Android, Google's operating system, but can't access Google's services, so no Google Play, Google M...

YouTube Music counters Spotify with its own 'Discover Mix'

12:10 am PDT, September 23, 2019

Google might not have as many YouTube Music subscribers as Spotify, but it has way more software engineers. It's now applying some of those smarts to better compete against its rival with a new automated playlist called "Discover Mix," spotted by 9 t...

First 'Borderlands 3' event is the Halloween-themed Bloody Harvest

9:57 pm PDT, September 22, 2019

It won't take too long before Borderlands 3 stretches its virtual legs. Gearbox has revealed that the shoot-and-loot title's first in-game event, Bloody Harvest, will go live in late October. To no one's surprise, it revolves around Halloween. You...

Tech industry sets official standard for 8K TVs

8:28 pm PDT, September 22, 2019

The tech industry just took another step to nail down the specs for 8K TV. The Consumer Technology Association has unveiled the official display definition for 8K sets, including a logo TV makers can use. Any model needs to output at a minimum 7,680...

Netflix won an Emmy for its 'Bandersnatch' interactive episode

8:25 pm PDT, September 22, 2019

The 2019 Emmy awards were a highlight run of "TV" shows that you can watch delivered over the internet, with streaming favorites like Amazon Prime's Fleabag and Netflix's Ozark bringing home multiple awards during the broadcast. Netflix's interactive...

IKEA will produce more energy than it consumes by 2020

7:01 pm PDT, September 22, 2019

Many companies are pouring money into renewable energy, but how many can say they're producing more than they need? IKEA thinks it will, at least. Its holding company Ingka revealed that IKEA will generate more renewable energy before the end of 2019...