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Misfit's new hybrid watch looks better than its true smartwatch

Misfit launched a new hybrid smartwatch today called the Command. Similarly to its earlier hybrid watch, the Phase, it tracks steps and calories and can notify wearers of calls, texts, or whatever else is happening on their phone. It doesn't have an LCD display because it's hybrid, so instead, …

Wearable Tech

This Company Brings Free Mobile Internet To 40 Million People Globally

Large parts of the world are connected, they just can’t afford to use their data. Jana takes advertising money to pay the data charges of people who use its mobile browser–and it’s growing incredibly fast.<p>When Facebook tried to offer a version of free internet in India, it didn’t go very well. The …

Project Loon

The iOS 11 privacy and security settings you need to know about

Chances are that you haven't purchased the iPhone X yet, but you're probably already running the shiny new iOS 11. And yup, this is a great …

iOS

A Notch Above

Thoughts on the iPhone X<p>The other day, I picked up the iPhone X and felt nothing. Not in the literal sense, more in the philosophical sense. It was …

iOS

This is the best tablet deal in history

For an impossible $99.99, you can get a 10-inch HD tablet with oodles of bells and whistles. Game, set, match, Apple. Plus: a super-fast mobile charger.<p><i>CNET's Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on</i> …

Tablets

Matrix PowerWatch: The smartwatch powered by your body heat

I have a habit of losing my charger or forgetting to charge my devices. That’s why I like the idea behind the PowerWatch. Built by startup Matrix Industries, the PowerWatch is charged by your own body heat. As long as it is touching your skin, it needs no charge.<p>After almost six years of research, …

Wearable Tech

Lenovo Yoga 920 review

Flippin’ out<p>The Lenovo Yoga 920 is the direct sequel to Lenovo’s Yoga 910 convertible laptop. Before every Windows PC company was making 2-in-1 computers, it was Lenovo’s line of 360-degree hinged laptops that pioneered the form factor, which combines a laptop design with some tablet …

Laptops

Hands-on with Microsoft’s high-end Surface Book 2

Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 is the most powerful mobile Surface device yet. It easily blows away the Surface Pro, Surface Laptop and, of course, the old Surface Book. It’s also one of the odder devices in the lineup, though. It’s not just a Surface Pro with a rigid keyboard. It’s a relatively heavy …

Laptops

This simple AirPods hack can dramatically improve the sound quality

And they still fit in the charging case<p>Apple’s AirPods have always struck me as peculiar. Not just because of the shape, which is definitely odd, but the fact that so many owners rave about their $159 earbuds, despite admitting to mediocre sound. Surely the most important feature of any headphones …

Headphones

Your new iPhone X will last longer than 2 days on a charge with this $40 battery case

Apple’s hot new iPhone X is such a great phone that it’s difficult to find anything to complain about. The design is incredible, the display is the …

Gear & Gadgets

Moment photo cases bring a shutter button to the iPhone X

Compatible with the new wide, tele, superfish, and macro lenses<p>Moment, the company known for its cases and detachable lenses for mobile phones, is releasing two of its costly yet beloved cases for the iPhone X. The Photo Case and Battery Photo Case both contain mounts that allow Moment's lenses to …

iPhoneography

Zyl is a photo management app with a few AI-powered tricks

Meet Zyl, a smart photo app to view, manage and share all your photos. Formerly called Comet, the French startup is now using deep learning to go beyond the endless grid of photos and replace the default Photos app on your phone.<p>While Zyl started as an app to create collaborative photo albums, the …

Artificial Intelligence

After a Year-Long Delay, the Nokia Steel HR Hybrid Smartwatch is Now Available for Pre-Order

Nokia has announced that its Steel HR hybrid smartwatch will ship in time for the holiday season, almost a year after it was supposed to launch under the Withings moniker.<p>The watch was first announced in September 2016, but its scheduled launch the following month never happened as Nokia began …

Wearable Tech

For deals or just the latest designs, these are the best shopping apps out there

Whether you’re looking to snag some great deals, stay on top of the latest trends, or just browse, we have an app for that. In honor of the …

Shopping

The Apple Watch can accurately detect hypertension and sleep apnea, a new study suggests

A new study out from health startup Cardiogram and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) suggests wearables like the Apple Watch, Fitbit and others are able to accurately detect common but serious conditions like hypertension and sleep apnea.<p>Cardiogram and UCSF previously demonstrated …

Diabetes

Linksys has a new tri-band range extender to eliminate WiFi dead spots

If you're not shopping for a new router but still need something to cover far-flung areas of your home (have you tried aluminum foil yet? Seriously.) check out the latest hardware from Linksys. This "Max-Stream Tri-Band AC3000 Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE9000)" brings all the bells and whistles needed …

Wi-Fi

Nike is releasing a limited edition Midnight Fog Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE

Nike announced today that it’s releasing a limited edition Midnight Fog Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE that’s designed to match its upcoming Air VaporMax running shoes. The Watch will be available tomorrow at nike.com and in retail stores for $399, while the Air VaporMax will sell for $190 starting …

Smartwatches

The best smartphones and tablets to give as gifts

Let's be real: Smartphones are pricey and as far as gifts go, they're hard to keep a surprise. But there's also a good chance someone in your life is due for an upgrade, and as the holiday season approaches, you're likely to spot some good deals. For Engadget's 2017 holiday gift guide, we recommend …

Tablets

Is the Surface Book 2 a worthy sequel to the original? Here’s how it compares

Microsoft introduced the Surface Book in October of 2015, expanding its 2-in-1 lineup with a clamshell notebook that can detach its display to be …

Laptops

Bose's new Noise-masking Sleepbuds may change your life

In an unusual move for Bose, the company has launched an Indiegogo campaign looking for testers for its upcoming totally wireless sleep-aid earphones.<p>Bose has been quietly introducing some unconventional products over the last few months, including its Hearphones and Soundwear Companion Speaker, …

Headphones

Apple Pay Cash launches in beta today, letting you send and receive cash in Messages

Apple is soft launching direct person-to-person payments in an iMessage today with the Apple Pay Cash beta. The feature, which was announced earlier this year, allows you to send and receive cash inside the Messages app on iPhones.<p>The program is launching in public beta today on iOS 11.2, and you …

Banking

Warby Parker’s app is cleverly using the iPhone X’s face mapping to recommend glasses

The iPhone X has only been out for a few days, but we’re already seeing people take advantage of the face mapping technology on the phone in numerous ways. Some, like Animoji karaoke are more entertaining than useful, but others — like Warby Parker’s new app — are a little more useful (as spotted …

Augmented Reality

Samsung's hardy Galaxy S8 Active comes to Sprint and T-Mobile

It used to be that getting one of Samsung's toughened-up Active phones meant signing up with AT&T. What if you'd rather not switch carriers just to make sure your phone can survive a hiking trip without a case? As of now, you (probably) won't have to make that choice. Samsung has confirmed that the …

Samsung

Music junkie? Here are the 25 best music apps for consuming and creating tunes

If you lump them all together, there are probably no fewer than a zillion different music apps between Google Play and the App Store. Those aren’t …

Google Play Music

The Verge Holiday Gift Guide 2017

<b>For as long as</b> <b>gift</b><b>-</b><b>giving</b> <b>h</b><b>as been a tradition, there’s also</b> <b>been the inability to come up with good gift ideas.</b> Whether it’s for your mom, dad, sister, brother, partner, friend, colleague, they, them, him, her, cat, dog, secret Santa, or for a White Elephant party, it can often be tricky to select …

Shopping

Samsung Experience 9.0 beta brings Android 8.0 Oreo to Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

Samsung is launching an update to its flagship phones. The company has announced the Samsung Experience 9.0 beta, a big part of the Samsung beta …

Samsung

Album+ organizes photos with AI that runs on your phone, not in the cloud

A new iOS app called Album+ is taking advantage of the increased AI capabilities and GPUs in modern iPhones to help people better manage their photos. The app’s features are similar to those found in something like Google Photos — it also can de-duplicate photos, for example, as well as categorize …

Google Photos

The iPod Shuffle for Spotify can actually shuffle your songs now

Mighty is basically an iPod Shuffle for offline Spotify playback, but when I reviewed it over the summer it was missing that namesake feature. Well, not anymore. Thanks to a software update for the compact device, Mighty can now shuffle through the songs of a playlist rather than having to go …

iPod

B&O’s Beoplay E8 totally wireless earbuds really are the total package

Bang & Olufsen’s headphones tend to stand out from the crowd, and their new fully wireless mode, the Beoplay E8, is no exception. The E8 is easily the best totally wire-free headphone I’ve used thus far, with comfortable earbuds that should fit your regardless of your ear shape, good battery life …

Headphones