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Mini review video: Our verdict on the Surface Pro 4 in under a minute

With each generation of the Surface Pro, Microsoft gets closer and closer to fulfilling its promise of a tablet that can replace your laptop. Last year's Surface Pro 3 was certainly powerful enough to take on similarly priced notebooks, but the keyboard wasn't as comfortable, and it wasn't …

Mini review video: Our verdict on the Surface Book in under a minute

Did you read our Surface Book review? We know quite a few of you did -- this turned out to be one of the most popular reviews Engadget has run all entire year. That said, in case you missed it, here's a quick recap: Despite the fact that this was Microsoft's very first attempt at crafting a proper …

Inside the creation of the Microsoft Surface Book

No one saw it coming: The Surface Book, history’s first Microsoft laptop (or notebook, if you prefer). And has there ever been a more apt setting for …

Smoking Doesn’t Kill Them: The Strange Science of the Longevity Gene

Why do some cigarette smokers live to old age while others die young? Scientists are getting closer to an answer.<p>It’s a well-established fact that …

20 Useful Android and iOS Apps that are ready for Download

20 Useful Android and iOS Apps that are ready for DownloadIt doesn’t matter what you’re doing though, because any way you spin it we get the day off …

Mom and Me review: devastating study of motherly love in US's 'manliest state'

<i>All women become like their mothers.</i><i><br>That is their tragedy.</i><i><br>No man does.</i><i><br>That’s his.</i><i><br>- Oscar Wilde</i><p>So opens Ken Wardrop’s deeply affecting documentary Mom and Me, a movie sure to bring sons and their mothers closer together – and further devastate those who have lost theirs.<p>Wardrop’s 2009 feature film …

Middle Age

Nextbit's Robin is an Android phone that never runs out of storage

Can sharp design and free cloud storage help the Robin stand out?<p>No matter what smartphone you have, all of them work within some concrete limitations. The battery can only last so long, the screen can only be so big, and the internal storage can only hold so much data. Some phones let you use …

Mobile Technology

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

Neuroscience

Which families are the happiest?

Although they said they have to deal with comments such as "are they all yours?" or "do they all have the same father?", large families benefit from …

Same-sex Marriage

Why You Should Eat Garlic On An Empty Stomach

Did you know that eating garlic every day on an empty stomach can work wonders for your health? Many people are unaware of all of the benefits of …

The top brain-training apps to keep your mind sharp

As an app released this week claims to improve the memory of patients with schizophrenia, we've taken a look at the best apps for training your brain<p>IQs across the world are experiencing a steady decline, with our collective intelligence <b>dropping by one IQ point in the last decade</b>.<p>According to …

Supermarket Expiration Dates Are a Lie, and Other Food Revelations From John Oliver

It's time to learn the difference between bad food and "expired food," says the Last Week Tonight host.<p>According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, the average American throws away between $28 and $43 in the form of about 20 pounds of food each month. That adds up to about $165 billion worth …

Agriculture

If you want your children to succeed, teach them to share in kindergarten

Kindergartners who share, cooperate and are helpful are more likely to have a college degree and a job 20 years later than children who lack those social skills, according to a new study.<p>Kids who get along well with others also are less likely to have substance-abuse problems and run-ins with the …

Education

Why some ice cream goes by a different name

With summer now in full-swing, I thought it'd be a good time to take a look at the official hot weather dessert: ice cream.<p>The words "frozen dairy dessert" sound far less appealing than "ice cream," which evokes a sense of childhood nostalgia (at least for me) about the satisfying sweetness that …

Ice Cream

Comic-Con 2015: Five questions with geek queen Felicia Day

Felicia Day's star continues to rise in various media -- television, online content, books -- but it probably burns brightest at a place like Comic-Con.<p>When you can boast that you've acted in roles that include a slayer ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer") and a scientist ("Eureka"), and are a bona fide …

Coding by the Book: The 7 Books Every Software Developer Should Read

Just like programming trends and languages, programming books come and go. But these seven classics have stood the test of time. Some are newer than …

Jimmy Kimmel: Watching David Letterman 'Was More Important Than Sleep'

For me, <i>Late Night With David Letterman</i> wasn’t just a show. It was a problem. When <i>Late Night</i> premiered on NBC in February 1982, I was a ninth-grader …

Comedy

Here Are The Premiere Dates For 2015's Summer TV

Set your DVRs for the return of Orange Is the New Black and Hannibal and the debut of Scream and Sense8.<p>Just because some of your regular-season favorites are signing off, that doesn't mean television is lacking this summer. With the slew of season finales also comes the kickoff of brand-new shows …

How to use Samsung Smart Switch to back up your Galaxy phone

While Google's services do a great job of keeping your content in the cloud, it gets a bit trickier when trying to back up certain types of local …

Gear & Gadgets

The Best Android Phones of 2018

Apple's iPhone not up your alley? Here's how to find the right Google-powered alternative, along with our top-rated Android phones.<p>An Android a …

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Avengers Edition has become a reality

With a red color metal and a golden edge, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: Avengers Edition has become a reality.<p>Samsung‘s Mobile Communications Division …

Why do we get sleep in our eyes?

Our eyes fill up with gunk as we sleep, but what is it? As Jason G Goldman discovers, the stuff has a more important job than it seems.<p>The first thing I do when I wake up each morning is look at the long list of notifications that have silently accumulated on my phone as I slept. The second thing I …

Marine Mammals

Mystery solved: Here’s why there’s an ‘S’ in Samsung’s Galaxy S line

Not that it matters very much how each company chooses to name its products, whether they’re smartphones, tablets, cars or tacos, but there actually …

Electronics Industry

Canada now ranked as fifth happiest place on Earth

Canada

Samsung explains why the Galaxy S6’s TouchWiz is better than anything else around

Samsung is far from done promoting the main features of its brand new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge smartphones. After launching a variety of TV …

Phones

How does Samsung let things like this happen?

It’s a universal truth: when it comes to branding and marketing, consistency is key. Tell your potential customers exactly what you want to sell …

One Of These 31 Movies Will Be Summer's Biggest Blockbuster

Summer movie season seems to stretch wider and wider as blockbusters' budgets swell. Just look at this month's "Furious 7," the latest behemoth in a franchise whose first three installments opened in June. That movie is cruising around with summer-style box-office figures, marking the first in a …

Movies

The Dukes of Oxy: How a Band of Teen Wrestlers Built a Smuggling Empire

How a crew of hard-partying Florida teens cashed in on an epidemic and built a multimillion-dollar OxyContin smuggling ring<p>The gutted teddy bears …

Sex differences and vulnerability: how the male-female divide affects health

An interview with controversial evolutionary psychologist Professor David Geary throws up questions about the role of gender in health and wellbeing<p>Recently, I met evolutionary psychologist Professor David Geary at the Wellcome Collection’s ‘Institute of Sexology’ exhibition. The exhibition focuses …

Psychology