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Here's why 100 qubit quantum computers could change everything

At 100 qubits a single quantum computer processor would, theoretically, be more powerful than all the supercomputers on the planet combined. We may be closer to that milestone than you think and the world isn’t ready.<p>Quantum computers are spooky devices that don’t follow the normal rules of …

Quantum Computing

6 phones to look forward to in the first half of 2018

Mobile World Congress (MWC) is taking place in late February, and it's where some smartphone makers launch their new devices — notably, Samsung is expected to introduce the Galaxy S9.<p>There are also a few devices to look forward to, even after MWC, as well.<p>2018 will welcome newcomers to the …

Phones

Tiny magnetic keyboard delivers touch-typing with just eight keys

The portable keyboard has been reinvented once again, this time as the TextBlade, a miniscule magnetic click-together gadget with multitouch keys.<p>Typing on tablet and smartphone screens isn't everyone's idea of a good time. They're small, it's easy to tap the wrong key and you don't get the …

Intel's Compute Stick puts Windows 8.1 on your TV for $149

Your Chromecast may be able to play Netflix, but can it play <i>Crysis</i>? Intel's HDMI Compute Stick probably can't either, but the tiny device <i>does</i> have enough power to run Windows 8.1 apps on your TV. Intel has rather impressively crammed in a quad-core Atom CPU, 32GB of storage and 2GB of RAM, along …

OnePlus celebrates one year in business with a super-cheap power bank

Exactly one year ago, a little known company by the name of OnePlus arrived on the scene with plans to make "the perfect smartphone." The One certainly lives up to the hype under the hood, but thanks to a flawed invite process, getting your hands on the device hasn't been easy. However, with more …

20 Incredibly Useful Free Apps From Microsoft

Here's a collection of useful free Microsoft apps for all sorts of devices — not just Windows PCs, but also Macs, iPhones, and even Android devices.<p>These apps will help you take photos, share them, give you access to your documents, notes, organize your travel and more.

Apps

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro review: slim and sexy comes with some trade-offs

I haven't reviewed an Ultrabook in months. It's not because I've grown lazy; it's because there just haven't been many new models to test. Nearly every laptop that crosses Engadget's reviews desk these days is a gaming notebook, a Chromebook or maybe one of those super-cheap netbook things. So here …

The Best Gadgets You Can Buy This Holiday Season

Trying to decide on the perfect laptop, tablet, or tech accessory can be overwhelming.<p>Manufacturers release tons of gadgets all year, so sifting through all of your options to find the best fit can be overwhelming.<p>Our holiday gift guide is full of excellent ideas — whether you're trying to find a …

Gear & Gadgets

Forget The Apple Watch — Here Are 15 Hi-Tech Timepieces You'll Actually Want On Your Wrist

The Apple Watch has something left to be desired. It's bright and bulky, and looks like a bad Star Trek prop.<p>Insider Picks has put together a list 15 wearable tech pieces that you'll actually <i>want</i> on your wrist.<p>We know, it sounds unbelievable — but take a look. You may be surprised to see what's …

Wearable Tech

Which is the best tablet for Christmas?

A quick guide to six of the best tablet computers across Android, iPads and Windows to suit all budgets and needs<p>Tablets can do almost anything a desktop computer can and in some cases more. But the number of tablet computers available is dizzying. So here’s our guide to six of the best, covering …

The new Raspberry Pi is the cheapest yet, costing just $20

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>In July, the Raspberry Pi Foundation released the final evolution of the “high-end” version of its low-cost computer kit, the …

Microcontroller

The top 9 tablets you can buy right now

The tablet market hasn't seen the turnover that smartphones have enjoyed, but there's still a steady stream of new and improved slates coming out. However, this time around we've only seen fit to add a couple of new devices to our buyer's guide tablet listing -- for the time being, at least. If …

England v New Zealand: Justin Marshall's player-by-player guide to the All Blacks

Former Kiwi scrum-half Justin Marshall picked up 81 New Zealand caps, and here he gives the lowdown on the current All Blacks side<p>Ahead of <b>New Zealand</b>'s Test against <b>England</b> at Twickenham on Saturday, Justin Marshall guides you through the All Blacks' starting XV.<p><b>15. Israel Dagg</b> – I find it …

Facing margin pressure, Samsung makes cheaper versions of its nicest phones

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>On Thursday, Samsung reported quarterly earnings that indicated its mobile division is headed in the wrong direction, thanks …

Gear & Gadgets

Readdle's PDF Expert 5 Hits iPhone

Almost six months after Readdle introduced a completely redesigned PDF Expert app for iPad, the company has introduced a handful of fresh updates.<p>The latest incarnation of the PDF editing and annotating app introduces one big new feature in particular – iPhone support. The $9.99 app will, of …

TrueCrypt development stopped amid a cloud of mystery

Last Wednesday the SourceForge page for popular open-source disk encryption software TrueCrypt started recommending the use of BitLocker on Windows instead. Visitors were told that the application was "not secure" anymore. Of course, social networks exploded with speculation, with people claiming …

Chrome for Android gets new features, facelift to the start page coming soon | Drippler - Apps, Games, News, Updates & Accessories

For the majority of users of modern Android devices, Google’s Chrome is <i>the</i> browser of choice, so it’s good to see Google constantly tweaking the app …

BenQ ships W1500 projector with wireless 3D video

When projectors are a dime a dozen, they have to do something truly special to stand out. BenQ's newly available W1500 might just pull that off: how does high-quality wireless video sound? The DLP unit is billed as the first projector to offer WHDI over 5GHz frequencies, letting it stream 1080p 3D …