Tech Week in Review

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

The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Letter from the Editor<p>It's been a banner week for Nintendo fanboys and girls, what with the company's new console finally making its way into reviewers' hands -- and giving Nintendophiles their first extended look at the Switch. Naturally, Engadget editors were among the chosen to get some quality …

Nintendo

The Morning After: Friday, February 24 2017

Good morning. We spent two days with the Nintendo Switch and we have feelings. Amazon is citing the First Amendment in defense of its robot Alexa, and we look forward to transforming into cups and bananas in Bethesda's forthcoming <i>Prey</i>.<p>Nintendo still has to prove itself.<br>48 hours with the Nintendo …

First Amendment

The Morning After: Thursday, 23 February 2017

Good Morning After. NASA's big announcement could offer us a future among the stars, Apple's own 'spaceship' gets a boring name and another Instagram feature you might never notice.<p>And they're relatively close<br>NASA discovers multiple, possibly inhabitable, Earth-sized planets<p>Ata news conference in …

AT&T

The Morning After: Wednesday, February 22 2017

Welcome to your Wednesday. And maybe the future. NASA has a big announcement today, Qualcomm is promising phone chips that'll gulp down data faster than your current fiber connection, and more immediately, your next iPhone might pack a depth-sensing camera. Yes, we all find excitement in different …

Milo Yiannopoulos

The Morning After: Tuesday February 21 2017

If you thought the Galaxy Note 7 saga was over -- we wish it was -- you'd be wrong. Samsung might bring refurbished devices back. Kind of. We also toured the New York Toy Fair for its high-tech toys and games, and fell in love with PS4-exclusive <i>Horizon Zero Dawn</i>.<p>Welcome to Tuesday.<p>If you thought …

Samsung

The Morning After: Monday, February 20 2017

Welcome to the week. The Pacific Ocean might be hiding a whole other continent, Bill Gates wants to tax the robots, and some other robots crash in the midst of a road race. A pretty thrilling Monday morning, we'd say.<p>Funds could help humans find new work when automation takes over. <br>Bill Gates wants …

Robots

The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Letter from the Editor<p>We live in a time when what previously would have been surreal is now reality. And I'm not even referring to the fact that our president fails to see the need to secure his smartphone, nor that the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency is probably less concerned with …

ISRO

The Morning After: Friday, February 17 2017

Hey, good morning! We made it to Friday. But what about yesterday? Some poor soul got their hands on Nintendo's new console two weeks in advance -- but has no games to play on it, Apple is tinkering with a 4K TV box. Oh, and if you'd like some bedtime reading, may I suggest Mark Zuckerberg's …

Google Fiber

The Morning After: Thursday, February 16 2017

Welcome to the return of iPhone rumors. It's already that wonderful time of the year as leaks, rumors and supply chain-side intel offer a glimpse into what Apple's cooking. Or not. Global gaming show E3 is starting sooner this year, with Xbox set to reveal its new console on the weekend before it …

iPhone

The Morning After: Wednesday February 15 2017

Welcome to hump day. Expect new Facebook apps on your TVs, home security cameras that just know where your doors are, and the return of the Nokia 3310 -- for some reason.<p>You'll have to subscribe for Nest's latest features.Nest cams can detect your doors automatically<p>Over the next few weeks, Nest …

Nokia

The Morning After: Tuesday, February 14 2017

The unlimited data battles of yesteryear are back as T-Mobile and Verizon offer all the data you might need (with fair usage caveats), and silly Nintendo party games are also making a return on the Nintendo Switch.<p>Big Red vs. MagentaVerizon & T-Mobile do battle over unlimited data<p>Over the weekend, …

Final Fantasy

The Morning After: Monday, February 13 2017

It's Monday, and over the weekend Intel says its chips are getting (predictably) better, although not to a revolutionarily degree. We play with the ultimate, if unofficial, NES, and see a streaming-only album win a Grammy.<p>The ultimate NES comes with an appropriate price tag. <br>The Analogue Nt Mini …

Nintendo

The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Letter from the Editor<p>It's been another eventful week in Trump's America. The Ninth Circuit effectively administered a coup de grace to the president's Muslim travel ban after hearing from most of Silicon Valley about said ban's deleterious effects. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell censored …

Artificial Intelligence

The Morning After: Friday, February 10 2017

Welcome to the end of the week. Read how the new FCC chairman is already making moves when it comes to net neutrality and cable TV reform, Samsung's new (expensive) 4K TVs and how hundreds of thousands of artworks are free online, courtesy of the Met. Oh and the secret to dancing is that it's all …

Net Neutrality

The Morning After: Thursday, February 9 2017

Welcome to Thursday morning. Android Wear 2.0 lands on two new LG smartwatches, Adidas has beef with Tesla, and the next iPhone could be expensive. I mean, more expensive.<p>Faster and easier to use.Android Wear 2.0 was worth the long wait<p>Google's wearable update is the platform's biggest one since …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

The Morning After: Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.<p>It's the middle of the week, and we're here to help. Besides a brand new episode of The Future IRL, we have a new record broken by Tesla and a 5,000-year-old beer recipe.<p>Super sharp, super slowSony's latest smartphone camera sensor is capable of 1080p 1,000fps …

Tesla Model S

The Morning After: Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.<p>Did you watch the Super Bowl on a Vizio TV? There's a chance it may have been watching you too, while LG drops some more G6 hints and Google keeps tweaking Maps.<p>If you have a Vizio TV, it's probably snitching on what you watchFTC fines Vizio for not telling …

TV

The Morning After: Monday, February 6 2017

Welcome to the week. We saw Amazon's brief and disgusting teaser for its delivery drones, China becomes the biggest producer of solar energy in the world, Windows Cloud (unrelated) and how Elon Musk scratches his <i>Minecraft</i> itch.<p>The country doubled its solar capacity last year.<br>China is now the …

Elon Musk

The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Letter from the Editor<p>"Fail fast, fail often" has become something of a Silicon Valley cliché. And yet, despite best efforts to embrace that mantra, our latest president has managed to make an enemy of many of the Valley's most influential players. The tech industry's biggest names spent the week …

AT&T

The Morning After: Friday, February 03 2017

Welcome to Friday. Snapchat makes a move to become an even bigger business, Uber's CEO bows out from President Donald Trump's advisory council and hey! There's the long-awaited, brand new Engadget app!<p>It could be the biggest IPO since Alibaba in 2014<br>Snap Inc. officially files for IPO<p>So far, …

Travis Kalanick

The Morning After: Thursday February 2nd, 2017

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.<p>Another day, another Boston Dynamics robot. Also, Tesla made a name change and "shared reality" is a thing.<p>Moving forwardTesla pulls an Apple, drops 'Motors' from its name<p>Reflecting the company's ambitions for solar and electric energy in more places than just …

Nintendo

The Morning After: Wednesday February 1st, 2017

Welcome to February, we're glad you made it...<p>...even if Beme and <i>Asheron's Call</i> didn't. In yesterday's news, we have Apple's latest earnings report (expect to hear from Facebook this afternoon) and that sketchy app Adoptly is as fake as it was outrageous.<p>Be careful where you use itThat Apple/LG 5K …

The Elder Scrolls

The Morning After: Tuesday, January 31 2017

Over the last 24 hours, you might have missed electronic glasses that auto-focus for you, Google's $4 million contribution to immigration organizations, and Gap's augmented reality dressing room app.<p>An infrared distance meter adjusts the malleable lenses in just 14 milliseconds.<br>Electronic glasses …

Intel Corporation

The Morning After: Monday, January 30 2017

Welcome to Monday morning. Needles in eyes, strict immigration orders, and survival horror in virtual reality. Today has some bite.<p>Boss Sundar Pichai asked employees to fly back to the US ASAP.<br>Google recalls staff following Trump immigration order<p>The President's executive order that bans almost all …

Virtual Reality

The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Letter from the Editor<p>A week into the Trump administration, and it seems that many of the president's actions are courting disaster -- at least if you're a fan of open government or the environment. Meanwhile, Samsung appears to have recovered from its self-created catastrophe known as the Note 7. …

Electric Vehicles

The Morning After: Friday, January 27 2017

Welcome to Friday! In the last 24 hours you might have missed Pokemon cheaters getting punished, even more Facebook security if you need it, and for some reason, the first ever viable human-pig embryo.<p>Why do I have to put in $5 to spend $1? <br>PlayStation is still getting away with 'minimum funding' …

Time Warner

The Morning After: Thursday, January 26 2017

Welcome to the Morning After. Oculus (and Facebook's own) VR efforts have a new leader: Hugo Barra, the former Googler who just announced that he was leaving China's Xiaomi. There are also brightly-colored astronaut suits of the future, and a cheaper way of making flexible screens for your next …

Xbox One

The Morning After: Wednesday, January 25 2016

You're here, in the middle of the week. Over the last 24 hours, you may have missed that Sprint is buying a huge chunk of Tidal, how Samsung's Note 7 debacle came and went, and the mixed future of games for both the Xbox One's Kinect and Nintendo's 3DS.<p>Choppy waters in the world of streaming …

Kinect

The Morning After: Tuesday January 24, 2017

Prepare for a busy Tuesday, where we're expecting an earnings report from Verizon, details on Blizzard's new <i>Overwatch</i> expansion and oh yeah, our new show 'The Future IRL<i>'</i> debuts at 9AM ET. But first up are the things you may have missed, like a massive update for Google Voice, the name of the new</i> …

Google Voice