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LG Made Its Rollable Keyboard More Useful By Adding a Fifth Row of Keys

All the predictive text and auto-correct tricks in the world can’t make a touchscreen keyboard as usable as a physical set of keys. LG has updated …

Here’s How A Month Of Exercise Affected My Brain

It’s been long known that physical activity produces mental benefits, but are all exercises equal when it comes to brain boosts?<p>Recently the <i>New York Times</i> reported on a Finnish study published in the <i>Journal of Physiology</i> that found, as long thought, that physical exercise could have a positive …

Exercise

Articles about how bungalow went bland brilliant on Dwell.com - Dwell

When artists Ramona Trent and Anthony Pearson teamed up with architects Escher GuneWardena for a full-scale renovation, they...<p>This generations-old spicy, sweet, sour concoction can both fight the flu and level-up a...<p>When Jason Ro and Zac Rockett of Ro | Rockett Design began plotting an addition …

Trends

Panasonic's Lumix GX85 is a compact camera that packs a punch

The Lumix series is expanding with the GX85, an interchangeable lens mirrorless camera featuring a compact body and impressive specs. Panasonic says this shooter combines the best of its GX8 and GX7, but with some improvements over both. For starters, the Lumix GX85 sports a 16-megapixel Live MOS …

Samsung has a giant 18-inch tablet because of course it does

Don’t ask why, but Samsung has a <i>huge</i> new tablet: the 18.4 inch Galaxy View, which features a handle on the back because it’s so ridiculous.<p>The oversized screen runs Android and is positioned for “content watching” at home with 1080p, stereo speakers and a “video centric” interface.<p>What’s cool is …

Mitsubishi Is Developing Projector Turn Signals To Give Early Warning to Pedestrians and Drivers

Positioned at all four corners of your vehicle, turn signals are usually more visible to other drivers on the road than pedestrians trying to cross …

How to peel a delicious potato in five seconds

Peeling potatoes is a tedious task. They’re slippery. The skin breaks. Potatoes are also typically piping hot which means you’re going to burn the …

Ditch The Faux Hoverboard And Commute With Gi FlyBike, A Foldable Electric Bike

Forget electric skateboards and faux hoverboards. One startup is trying to convince commuters to stick to the good old-fashioned bicycle. Meet the Gi FlyBike, a folding electric bike that can travel up to 40 miles on one charge.<p>The bike, which is now available on Kickstarter, will also be for sale …

Electric Vehicles

Samsung's supersized Galaxy View tablet looks like this

It's hard to visualize how big an 18.4-inch tablet is without reference. Nevertheless, if you want to see Samsung's upcoming enormous device called the Galaxy View up close, check out the images above, courtesy of evleaks. The South Korean manufacturer first gave us a glimpse of the tablet back in …

Microsoft Spinning The Surface Book Story To Fight Apple

As Microsoft’s Surface Book goes on sale in the US and in Canada, Wired’s David Piece has posted an excellent article on ‘The Inside Story of Surface Book.’ Not only does it illustrate how Microsoft went about designing its first laptop, it also shows the mindset that Microsoft is taking in …

MacBook Pro

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 …

Kangaroo is an amazing $99 Windows 10 portable PC

InFocus today debuted the Kangaroo, a $99 Windows 10 portable PC that “goes anywhere and works with any screen.” The term “mobile desktop” may seem like an oxymoron, but that really is the best description: Picture your typical desktop PC tower shrunk down to the size of a phablet sans screen; just …

Hydration Trackers Are Going Straight To The Source

On Wednesday, Fitbit announced it would be tracking hydration but not through sensors from its fitness tracker.<p>Instead, it announced a partnership with Thermos for a so-called “smart” water bottle. A sensor tube on the lid detects how much water is consumed throughout the day and syncs with the …

Fitbit

19 tricks stores use to make you spend more money

From supermarkets to department stores, retailers employ clever techniques designed to get you to spend more.<p>Stores are carefully engineered, and every aspect of the design has a highly specific purpose — from the background music to the interior wall color.<p>To become more of a savvy shopper — and …

eCommerce

Lenovo's flagship Yoga 900 laptop is an improvement in every way that matters

The Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro was one of our favorite laptops of 2014, but mostly for impractical reasons: At 2.62 pounds and half an inch thick, it was exceptionally thin and light, even for an ultraportable, but it suffered from relatively short battery life and performance that trailed some rivals. …

Lenovo Yoga

Meanwhile in the Future: Nobody Cares About Your Gender

Nerf balls are for boys. Dolls are for girls. Romance movies are for women, and action flicks for men. Nearly everything in our world is gendered in …

Pocket-sized personal transporters could soon be seen on the streets of Tokyo

<i>(Reuters)</i> — A Japanese engineer has developed a portable transporter small enough to be carried in a backpack that he says is the world’s first ‘car in a bag’.<p>Twenty-six-year-old Kuniako Saito and his team at Cocoa Motors recently unveiled the lithium battery-powered “WalkCar” transporter, which is …

Pebble Time Steel: metal body and 150-hour battery life is how all smartwatches should be

The new version of the e-paper smartwatch has a premium look and feel – and gets the basics done right, supporting Android and iPhone<p>The Pebble Time Steel is an all-metal version of the crowdfunded iPhone and Android compatible smartwatch – and it lasts for an astounding 150 hours per charge.<p>If the …

Wearable Tech

Lenovo's Yoga Tab 3 Pro can project a 70-inch image on your wall

Lenovo is doubling down on pico-projector-equipped tablets with the new Yoga Tab 3 Pro, which can spit out a 70-inch image. That's a pretty decent step up from its predecessor's 50-inch projector. Otherwise, though, the new Android tablet is just a further refinement of Lenovo's unique tablet …

Gear & Gadgets

ASUS unveils the Intel-powered, Windows 10 VivoStick

Intel generated a storm of interest when it launched the HDMI-based Compute Stick, but is anybody willing to buy a tiny, underpowered PC? Who knows, but ASUS has just launched its own model that trumps Intel's in nearly every way. It's a lot less clunky-looking and one-ups Intel's Atom CPU with a …

ASUS

Polaroid's latest instamatic doesn't use ink to print photos

Cubes, unwieldy squares, bulky cameras of yore. Regardless of form factor, when the Polaroid name is on a camera it means you're getting instant photos. With the company's latest shooter, the Snap, you're getting what looks like a pocketable device that uses proprietary tech to print photos using …

Mobile Photography

SmartThings Unveils A New Smart Home Hub

SmartThings’ smart home devices are getting a lot sleeker — and a lot more powerful — as of today.<p>The company today is releasing a new line of updated home sensors and a new, more powerful hub. In addition, SmartThings is rolling out a more simplified application centered around specific events and …

Home Automation

Up Close With The New Samsung Gear S2

Round watch lovers rejoice! Samsung has finally lifted the covers off its new smartwatch, the Samsung Gear S2, and we got to take a look at it. Samsung product manager David Ng ran us through some of the features and I came away impressed by the new bezel, the unique watch faces, and the general …

Electronics Industry

Asus VivoStick Continues The Trend Of PCs On A Stick

Windows 10 in the palm of your hand<p>The Asus VivoStick is the latest HDMI dongle computer out of the Taiwanese computer maker. The VivoStick offers a Windows 10 machine in the same slim, tiny form factor as a USB drive, or Google's Chromecast. Like the latter product, it seeks to replace the need …

Vector's smartwatch looks like a SkyMall reject, but isn't

There are plenty of smartwatches, but the majority of them scream, "I'm a smartwatch," from every pore. Squared-off devices like the ZenWatch and Apple Watch still have a faint whiff of the pocket protector, while rounder units like the Moto 360 and G Watch R have had to bulk up to accommodate …

Lockitron Releases 3rd Gen $99 Connected Door Lock, Aims To Improve Product Accessibility

If the connected home has struggled with anything over the past few years it’s accessibility. Ease of use has been improving rapidly but most internet-connected devices are still multiples more expensive than their “dumb home” alternatives.<p>Lockitron has been in the smart home space since 2011, and …

Home Automation

Pebble launches its first round smartwatch, priced at $249

Pebble, best known for its Pebble Time and Pebble Time Steel smartwatches, has announced its first circular device, the Pebble Time Round.<p>The device follows the recent trend for circular, rather than square-edged smartwatches – most notably with devices like the Moto 360 and Huawei Watch.<p>The Round …