Tech Week in Review

By Engadget | Bookending the week with a look at our top stories from the past 7 days.

The Morning After: Friday, May 26th 2017

Welcome to Friday morning. In the last 24 hours, we gazed at SpaceX's latest rocket tests and heard about major financial companies involving themselves in bitcoin. Meanwhile, Microsoft's Twitch competitor has (sort of) relaunched with a new name and the ability to broadcast all your buddies …

Elon Musk

The Morning After: Thursday, May 25th 2017

Hey, good morning!<p>Welcome to hump day, and the Nokia 3310 is back for another round. Meanwhile, we explain why the legal system is ill-prepared for the future intersection of sex and technology, and take a look at a foundation planning for a future that's 10,000 years away.<p>When a feature phone gets …

Nokia 3310

The Morning After: Wednesday, May 24th 2017

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.<p>Microsoft stripped the numbers from its new Surface Pro hybrid, and we talk the future of fashion, as well as why the perfect prosthetic hand is still many years way. Meanwhile, Google's AI-powered Go player beat the world's best human Go master. There are, …

Surface Pro

The Morning After: Tuesday, May 23rd 2017

The newest TV technology is a stretchable OLED display, a patent troll lawyer meets karma, and this week we're talking about Tomorrow. No, not Wednesday, the conceptual one.<p>It bends both ways. <br>Samsung's extra-stretchable display can survive dents<p>Samsung's Display arm has a few new prototypes to …

Red Dead Redemption

The Morning After: Monday, May 22nd 2017

Hey, good morning! Over the weekend, you might have missed the (legal) consequences of emoji, Microsoft's holographic display that could squeeze inside your glasses, and how drones and AI are battling poachers.<p>A smiley isn't just a smile for everyone. <br>Israeli court says emoji can signal your …

Wind Power

The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.<p>Welcome to the weekend. We're looking back at all the big Google I/O news, as well as an easy way to fix WannaCry.<p>It was a long week.Google I/O 2017<p>Android in cars, laptops, VR and, oh yeah -- on phones too. AI-powered everything and Google Assistant everywhere. …

Google I/O

The Morning After: Friday, May 19th 2017

Google's big annual conference has wrapped up, while the FCC has voted to roll back net neutrality protections made under the last US government. Less (more?) importantly, Apple has designed, patented and made a pizza box to ensure your crust doesn't get soggy. Progress.<p>The battle has only …

Android O

The Morning After: Thursday, May 18th 2017

Google's annual conference touched on all the zeitgeisty terms you'd have expected: More voice assistant features, artificial intelligence, visual search powered by deep learning and a whole lot more.<p>Here's what you missed<br>Google I/O 2017 recap<p>The opening day of Google's developer event focused on …

Android O

The Morning After: Wednesday, May 17th 2017

Welcome to Wednesday. We're in peak developer conference season. Microsoft wrapped up last week, Apple is coming soon, and Google is, well, today! We'll be reporting live from the I/O keynote, which starts this afternoon. We also take a look at the origins of the sex robot.<p>Nexus Q 2?<br>Google I/O 2017 …

MacBook Air

The Morning After: Tuesday, May 16th 2017

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.<p>Squeezable smartphones, perhaps our first look at the glass-backed, iPhone 8 (don't worry, unrelated), and the death of the graphing calculator? All this, and we're only on Tuesday morning. Oh, and Toyota is musing on flying cars.<p>But can it play Drug Wars?Desmos …

Google I/O

The Morning After: Monday, May 15th 2017

Good morning. It's 2017, and Redbox is setting up more DVD rental kiosks. It's 2017 and we're discussing a <i>new</i> Windows XP patch that's battling a very invasive cyberattack. Meanwhile, Clippy is inspiring Microsoft's Story Remix video-editing app. Oh, Clippy.<p>1,500 more machines despite the whole …

Microsoft

The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.<p>Welcome to the weekend, where we close out Microsoft's Build 2017 event with some big news about Windows... XP? Also, this week we met Amazon's touchscreen-equipped Echo Show and it's time to say RIP to MP3.<p>It's that bad.'WannaCrypt' ransomware attack squeezes a …

Microsoft

The Morning After: Friday, May 12th 2017

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.<p>Welcome to the end of the week. Microsoft's second day of its annual conference was a more interesting one.It's trying to bridge your PC and phone, and we get to see what's next for Windows 10. Meanwhile, a Russian blogger was given a suspended jail sentence for …

Microsoft

The Morning After: Thursday, May 11th 2017

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.<p>It's Thursday, which in this case means we're prepping for the second day of Microsoft's Build 2017 conference, and it's one you probably won't want to miss. Take a look through Wednesday's highlights, then check back for our live blog of the keynote speech …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

The Morning After: Wednesday, May 10th 2017

Welcome to your midweek. How's it gone so far? Microsoft's big annual conference kicks off today, and we've sniffed out what you can expect. We also get the full reveal of Amazon's Echo-with-a-screen. It's not pretty, but it does sound pretty smart.<p>Windows 10 updates, more Cortana and new …

Windows 10

The Morning After: Tuesday, May 9th 2017

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.<p>This morning we're expecting big news from Amazon, and we have a finally have a trailer for the new <i>Blade Runner</i> movie. Oh, and there's a spray that can put touch controls on anything.<p>Stay tuned.Amazon's touchscreen 'Echo Show' could be revealed today<p>If these …

Blade Runner

The Morning After: Monday, May 8th 2017

Hey, good morning!<p>Monday's back. But before dealing with that, read about how Facebook may be planning its own TV-like shows, how Android Pay might use your your face, and NASA's plans of where to go next in the Solar System.<p>The ridiculously sharp picture is just one reason.<br>'Guardians of the …

Guardians of the Galaxy

The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.<p>Welcome to the weekend. We have some very familiar presidential election news, plus a leaked pic of Amazon's next big thing. Oh, and Bob Ross is about to become a playable character in <i>Smite</i>.<p>We're not sure about its looksThis is probably Amazon's touchscreen …

Windows 10

The Morning After: Friday, May 5th 2017

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.<p>It's Friday, everyone. Rejoice. Google's offering voice assistants to your next DIY computing project, we review the new BlackBerry phone (yes, it is 2017), and test-ride an electric dirt bike. Vrmm vrmm.<p>Voice commands on your home-made computerGoogle turns …

Gaming

The Morning After: Thursday, May 4th 2017

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.<p>Get any interesting emails lately? Yesterday a fake Google Docs invite turned the internet upside down, but only temporarily. Also: Hulu dives into live TV and Netflix drops its first real trailer for <i>The Defenders</i>.<p>Viral.Someone tried to hijack email accounts on …

TV

The Morning After: Wednesday, May 3rd 2017

Microsoft has announced a new laptop, in addition to a new lighter OS aimed at education (and Chrome OS), all in the middle of the week. YouTube also got a makeover, and we take a look at the most notable VR submissions at this year's Tribeca festival.<p>There aren't any special hinges or kickstands …

Microsoft

The Morning After: Tuesday, May 2nd 2017

Hey, good morning!<p>It was a day of leaks and, erm, green tights. We got glimpses at the next Surface laptop, and that (eventual) Fitbit smartwatch, which, looks like other smartwatches. The first lump of extra <i>Zelda</i> content has been teased in detail: hopefully, you like dressing up like Mr. …

Fitbit

The Morning After: Monday, May 1st 2017

Welcome to your Monday morning. China is making its own giant fighting robot, hackers have pillaged a bunch of forthcoming TV shows, and we explain how <i>The Circle</i> takes anti-tech paranoia a little too far.<p>Monkey King expands the battle between enormous machines.China makes a giant fighting …

Orange Is the New Black

The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.<p>Life imitating art imitating...life? Netflix's series about prison is involved in an actual crime, and Elon Musk is going back into the tunnels. We'll explain.<p>Or, it's a very meta ad campaignHackers release most of 'Orange is the New Black' season five<p>Someone …

Netflix

The Morning After: Friday, April 28th 2017

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.<p>A new Nintendo portable (don't get too excited though), a mobile 3D printer that might be ready for your future Mars homestead, and one of Nintendo's most influential employees is calling it a day. Plus: It's earnings season!<p>Just two DsNintendo's new 2DXL is …

Nintendo

The Morning After: Thursday, April 27th 2017

TV dinners for foodies? The beginning of the end for net neutrality? Someone beating up a poor robot? Must be a Thursday. We also hear more on the next <i>Call Of Duty</i> title and Amazon's new fashion camera. Really.<p>Profits are up, and 'Pokemon' is pretty much a license to print money.<br>Nintendo Switch …

Net Neutrality

The Morning After: Wednesday, April 26th 2017

In case you missed it yesterday, one Google cofounder is making a flying (kinda) car, while the other has a secret blimp, Uber is having a pretty awful year (already), and there's a for-real tricorder. The makers of it reckon it's better than the <i>Star Trek</i> one. Bold claims.<p>It's not even May.<br>Uber's …

Star Trek

The Morning After: Tuesday, April 25th 2017

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.<p>No, you're not dreaming -- flying cars are real, and the Galaxy S8 is selling at a record pace. Also, you might be a still-in-utero neomorph from <i>Alien</i>.<p>Rumorang iPhone 8 might not arrive in September<p>We've heard a few variations on rumors about Apple's next big …

Galaxy S8

The Morning After: Monday, April 24th 2017

Welcome to a fresh new week at Engadget. Over the weekend, you may have missed Uber's latest sketchy tale, a rallying call for truth and science, and a love letter to the Galaxy S8 from a once-Samsung hater.<p>Uber's app could identify iPhones even after they'd been wiped.<br>Apple threatened to drop …

Galaxy S8