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Scientist Finds a Hidden Diagnosis in Heart Rate Data From Fitness Watches

An algorithm can diagnose the heart condition that plagued Larry Bird.<p>A human heart beats about 86,000 times per day, accelerating if you drink …

Fibrillation

Hubble just took a brand new photo that will make you feel completely insignificant

We all might be anxiously awaiting the eventual launch of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope — which has been stuck in an endless series of delays …

Universe

How a humidifier can improve your life

Do you ever find yourself waking up with dry skin, cracked lips, a sore throat or nosebleed? This is likely because the air in your home is too dry.<p>The humidity level in your home is dependent upon a number of variables, such as your geographic region, the current season, or whether the heating or …

Dry Skin

The first 6 things to do when you get an Amazon Echo

Congrats, you just got an Amazon Echo ($85 at Amazon.com). Now what?<p>It's time to unbox it and set it up. Amazon will walk you through the setup process, but it won't clue you in to all of the settings that you should deal with first.<p>That's where we come in. Here we'll show you those crucial first …

Smart Homes

The biggest laundry mistake you're probably making

I know. You love how your laundry smells and feels after you use fabric softener or dryer sheets. I totally understand.<p>The problem is, they're not that great for your clothing, towels or dryer. Here's why you should rethink your washing and drying routine.<p>Why dryer sheets are a bad idea<p>Dryer sheets …

Cleaning

Skype previews texting feature for PCs

Skype has given Insiders on Android a sneak peek of an upcoming feature called "SMS Connect." <i>Windows Blog Italia</i> has spotted an option in the latest version of Skype Preview's settings that would allow you to send and receive texts using Skype on Mac or Windows PC. Say, a friend texts you on your …

Android Phones

Tesla eyes cost savings so it can make $25,000 cars in three years, Elon Musk tells MKBHD

Not discussed? “Funding secured”<p>It’s been a hell of a week for Tesla CEO Elon Musk: federal investigations, allegations of drug trafficking, and a tearful interview with the biggest newspaper in the world. So why not cap the week with an interview with popular You Tuber and avowed Tesla fan (and …

Tesla

This is the Moto AI — Motorola's first smart speaker

Thanks to devices like the Google Home and Amazon Echo, smart speakers have exploded in popularity over the last couple years. We've seen companies …

Google Assistant

Remember When Mark Ruffalo Spoiled the Ending of Avengers: Infinity War?

The title up above isn’t hyperbole. Mark Ruffalo, who plays Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, really did spoil the ending of <i>Avengers: Infinity</i> …

Marvel Universe

Can digital weights get you ripped? Tonal thinks so

Every fitness guru will tell you that strength training is a big part of staying in shape. But weight rooms can be intimidating when you're just starting out, which is why I'd rather take a toning class like pilates than step foot in a gym. Plus getting to a gym and back can also suck up a lot of …

San Francisco Bay Area

5 unexpected things you can make in an Instant Pot

The Instant Pot (and other pressure cookers like it) has surged in popularity over the last year. It's assumed the role of the kitchen's Swiss Army Knife -- and rightly so. Instead of having a dozen different gadgets, you can rely on just one tool to get the job done.<p>The thing is, there's likely …

Instant Pot

Apple is rethinking the hearing aid -- and now Android is, too

Google is making life a bit easier for people who suffer from hearing loss -- with official hearing aid support in Android.<p>On Thursday, the company announced that it's working with GN Hearing to bring low-power hearing aid streaming support to future versions of Android. This means people will be …

Hearing Aids

Siri vs. Alexa vs. Google Assistant

Siri now has a dedicated smart speaker to call home, so it's time to consider how Apple's voice assistant compares to Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant. Let's explore the obvious -- as well as more nuanced -- differences between these voice AIs. By the end of it, we'll have a better sense of each …

Smart Homes

10 best smart-home gadgets for newbies

The smart home has never been more accessible, so what's the best place to start?

Smart Homes

SNES Party lets you play classic ROMs with friends online

Nintendo promised online play for the retro games it'll make available via the Switch's online service, but if you'd rather not wait until this September for that, there's an unofficial way to play games of yore over the internet. It's through an emulator called SNES Party. "SNES Party is an …

Retrogaming

The best electric toothbrush

<i>By Casey Johnston, Tracy Vence and Shannon Palus</i><p>This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full electric toothbrush guide here.<p>(image-01)<p>To find the …

Dentistry

Mylo Electric Scooter first ride review: The future is unfolding

<i>By Greg Rasa</i><p>You look like a circus bear." That's the kind of snarky assessment only one's own teenager can deliver, but it summed up my last time on an electric "mobility device," commuting to work on <i>Autoblog's</i> Urb-E scooter: Big guy, tiny vehicle, cue the circus music. Now, after loading a …

Batteries

'Star Wars Resistance' trailer shows off its anime style

Star Wars' latest animated series, <i>Rebels</i>, ended its four-season run this spring -- but fans didn't have to wait long to get a tease of details for the next show. While the last was set between the prequels and original trilogy, Star Wars Resistance explores what happened before The Force Awakens as …

Prequels

Watch This Terrifying New Footage of California's Fire Tornado

The Carr Fire is in the record books as one of California’s largest and most destructive fires. But it will also forever live in nightmares for …

Northern California

FDA Finally Approves a Cheaper, Generic Version of the EpiPen

A life-saving but increasingly expensive treatment for severe allergic attacks is poised to become cheaper.<p>On Thursday, the Food and Drug …

Pharma

One company overtakes Samsung in India, or does it?

India became the second largest smartphone market in the world, after China. It surpassed the United States at the end of last year, according to a …

Mobile

In 'Iron Fist' season two, Danny must battle a familiar enemy

The second season of Marvel's <i>Iron Fist</i> will hit Netflix in a few weeks, and to whet your appetite here's the first full trailer for the latest batch of episodes. It seems Danny's personal issues intensify this time around, as his old friend/rival Davos returns and insists they have "family matters …

Comics

ZenBook Pro 15 review (2018): The touchscreen touchpad is no gimmick

With the ZenBook Pro, ASUS is finally starting to out-innovate Apple. Mostly, that's because of the ScreenPad, a display that's tucked beneath the ZenBook Pro's trackpad. It's a similar concept to the MacBook Pro's TouchBar, but it can actually be used as a tiny second monitor for basic …

MacBook Pro

Epic iPhone X, Galaxy S9 Plus, Huawei P20 Pro, Pixel 2 camera showdown

Leica is to the photography world what Rolex is to watches. It's synonymous with a heritage of high-quality cameras, lenses and romanticised photographic experiences in exotic locales.<p>It's also a name that the Huawei P20 Pro phone proudly bears on its back. In 2014 the two companies partnered to …

Mobile Photography

Moto P30 looks like an iPhone X with a glamorous splash of color

Motorola's new high-end Moto P30 6.2-inch phone has launched in China, looking uncannily like the Apple iPhone X -- but with a cool ceramic and glass gradient back that helps it stand out from the notch-filled crowd.<p>Top-of-the-line for Motorola, a budget-phone biggie, means something different to …

Mobile Technology

Google One cloud storage is now live, with 100GB for $2 per month

Now Google One's cloud storage is open to all. Google One is the new way you'll buy online storage from Google, taking over from the company's previous Google Drive storage plans.<p>While Google One was announced back in May, it was previously only available to people with paid Google Drive plans. …

Google

London's taxi drivers send Uber a message

Uber has been trying its best to develop its own self-driving vehicle platform, in the hopes that it can do away with all those pesky human drivers and their foolish needs like living wages and insurance. And while it's made some progress, some investors allegedly think the company is better off …

Taxicabs

Android 9 Go means a $30 phone may get Pie before you do

Google is bringing its Android 9 Pie update to even more phones with Android Pie Go edition this fall, the company announced today. Ironically, that means a $30 phone might get it before you do!<p>Google's Android Go program is designed to bring fast and smooth performance to entry level phones all …

Android News

BedJet 3: Heat your sheets with Alexa

BedJet is back with the third iteration of its temp control system for your sheets. Like the previous versions, BedJet 3 is powered by a small engine that should fit under most beds and neatly next to the rest. The engine blows hot or cold air through a hose attached to a nozzle that fits under …