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These 3D-printed objects don't need batteries to connect to Wi-Fi

One of the big tradeoffs that comes with the convenience of having smart devices run your home is the hassle of keeping them powered, either with batteries or by plugging them into the wall. But a new project devised by researchers at the University of Washington could one day help guide the …

I didn't like wearing headphones in public... until I tried these wireless earbuds

New York City is never quiet, but most of the city's residents prefer to walk around with their own private soundtrack blaring in their ears. Nearly …

Jeremy Lin reacts to Kenyon Martin’s comments about his hair

Sep 25, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin (7) is interviewed during media day at HSS Training Center. Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY …

Hilton’s New 'Hostel on Steroids' Could Help It Steal Millennials From Airbnb

Seeking to attract the travel-minded millennial generation, Hilton Worldwide is going smaller, cheaper, and more local with what it’s calling a …

The Ring Video Doorbell 2 is the most flexible connected video doorbell

Ring is steadily releasing new products, but the Ring Video Doorbell 2 is the first re-think of its original, core product. The new version of the smart Wi-Fi doorbell that started it all still offers both wired and battery power options, but the batteries are now removable, and it’s got a few …

14 science fiction, fantasy, and horror books to read this August

Space opera, vikings, and epic fantasies<p>Summer is in full swing, which means that there’s plenty of time to grab a book and head outdoors to enjoy the sun and warm weather — at least here in Vermont, where the outdoor temperatures haven’t quite topped 90 degrees yet.<p>I helped cover San Diego …

Former Starwood CEO Frits van Paasschen Is Now Advising citizenM

Frits van Paasschen, former CEO of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide from 2007 to 2015, has joined the advisory board of citizenM hotels. In his …

Genesis owners can now start their engines with Amazon Alexa

Amazon’s Alexa skill set continues to grow, and owners of the Genesis G80 and G90 from Hyundai’s standalone luxury car brand are the latest to benefit. Genesis now uses lets Amazon Echo, Tap, Dot and Fire TV owners use voice commands to remotely start their engine, set climate control, lock and …

Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy discuss making their World War II thriller

Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy sat down with <i>Mashable</i> to chat about acting, Irish affection and their favorite movie-watching treats.<p>The two dapper, …

Engineering management may be the most unnatural act of all

The best management decision I ever made took five seconds. “I can build a better database,” were the words accompanied by a blank but confident stare from the most talented developer I’d ever hired. “Okay,” I nodded, “see what you can do.”<p>It wasn’t our top priority at the time, but five years …

There is a 'game changer' technology on Wall Street and people keep confusing it with bitcoin

Goldman Sachs says the technology "has the potential to redefine transactions" and can change "everything."<p>JPMorgan last month announced it was launching a trial project with the blockchain startup led by its former executive, Blythe Masters.<p>Her company, Digital Asset Holdings, has secured funding …

Blockchain

Presenting the Best of CES 2016 winners!

After several nights debating with one another on which of our many finalists should win our Best of CES awards, we've come to a decision. Below is our list of winners for each category, including our Best of the Best (spoiler: it's a car!) and our People's Choice award winner too. Congratulations …

Service helps startups negotiate with investors

If you’re an entrepreneur, what’s your biggest nightmare? That your billion-dollar idea is really a dud? That your investors paint you in a corner …

Venture Capital

Lemmy Kilmister, Motorhead Singer and Heavy Metal Legend, Dead at 70

Iconic veteran succumbs to "extremely aggressive" cancer two days after learning of diagnosis<p><b>UPDATE</b>: Lemmy Kilmister died of prostate cancer, …

Ozzy Osbourne

18 best places to promote your startup for virtually nothing

When you have launched a startup or prototype, one of the most important strategies to prove is your business concept and gaining early user traction. If you’re like most startup founders, you don’t have much money, nor do you have enough money to hire a PR agency. However, to become a great …

Marketing

43 lessons growing from $0 to $1+ million in revenue, twice

<i>Image credit: dskok</i><p>23. Annual plans are amazing. Implement them ASAP.<p>You offer your users a discount for the year and in exchange, you get approximately 10 months worth of revenue right away (depending on how you discount), rather than one month of revenue each month. That can easily make the …

Product Management

Steve Wozniak discusses his dependency on a MacBook Pro and his affinity for transistor radios

<i>Every week, a new and interesting human being tackles our decidedly geeky take on the Proustian Q&A. This is the Engadget Questionnaire.</i><p>Steve Wozniak pioneered the personal computing industry with the Apple I and II. In a throwback to our 31st issue of Distro, we'll take a very thorough look at the …