BMW’s plug-in hybrid 745e delivers tech and luxury at a price

The buyers of electrified cars and SUVs typically purchase those vehicles to save money or to have a lower impact on the environment. The BMW 745e plug-in hybrid is a bit different. With a starting price of $95,550, it's definitely not catering t...

HP Spectre x360 13-inch review: Stylish, powerful and flexible

HP has been treating its premium Spectre line like fine jewelry for several years now, with an emphasis on flashy designs and thinness. They've looked good, especially for HP laptops. But now with the latest Spectre x360 13-inch, the company fina...

Audio-Technica ATH-CKS5TW review: Long battery life at a decent price

Now that companies are on at least their second or third generation of true wireless earbuds, many of them are worth recommendations. A lot of these new models address earlier issues like poor battery life, connectivity issues and subpar sound qualit...

Nikon Z50 review: A great handling camera with a mediocre sensor

Today's camera landscape is ultra-competitive and not terribly lucrative, so it takes a lot of guts to launch a new system. Nikon has done that (again) with the 20.9-megapixel Z50, its first ever APS-C mirrorless camera. Unlike rival Canon, Nikon...

Facebook pledges $130 million for its content oversight board

Over the past year, Facebook has been working to put together a content oversight board. We've heard Mark Zuckerberg's vision, and Facebook shared a charter outlining its rules. Now, Facebook is committing $130 million to the effort.

Skydio 2 review: The best self-flying drone is now a great all-rounder

Around a year and a half ago, Skydio blew my mind. The then-unknown company presented the R1 drone to the world, and it was quite special. Typically, follow features and obstacle avoidance aren't very effective, or only work in certain modes (i.e. wi...

Master & Dynamic MW07 Plus review: Improved, but still pricey

In 2018, Master & Dynamic joined the true wireless fray. The company had been making headphones for years, including a number of wireless models, but it had yet to jump on the latest earbud bandwagon. With the MW07, M&D was able to bring its...

LG Gram 17 review: The oversized thin-and-light no one asked for

Apple's MacBook Pro 16-inch may be big, but there's a bigger laptop in town. Okay, so there are plenty of bigger laptops around, but the LG Gram 17 is not only larger, but it's also much lighter. It offers a gorgeous, gigantic 17-inch screen that you...

Elektron's Model:Samples groovebox is $100 off for the holidays

Elektron's synths, samplers, drum machines and grooveboxes are known for their top-notch sound and unique sequencing features. Once thing they're not known for, though, is being affordable. The Model:Samples is the big exception to that rule. And it'...

The Echo Flex is Amazon’s Alexa gateway drug

One of Engadget's favorite smart speakers over the past few years has been Amazon's Echo Dot. It's small, easy to use and incredibly affordable at only $50. Sure, there are speakers offering better audio, but if all you wanted was a cheap way to get...

The Echo Flex is Amazon’s Alexa gateway drug

One of Engadget's favorite smart speakers over the past few years has been Amazon's Echo Dot. It's small, easy to use and incredibly affordable at only $50. Sure, there are speakers offering better audio, but if all you wanted was a cheap way to get...

Google's Nest Mini vs. Amazon's Echo Dot: pick your assistant

When Google introduced the Home Mini two years ago, it was playing catch-up to Amazon's Echo lineup. The Echo Dot, a tiny and affordable version of the larger Echo smart speaker, had been on sale for more than a year and a half, and Google was clearl...

Google's Nest Mini vs. Amazon's Echo Dot: pick your assistant

When Google introduced the Home Mini two years ago, it was playing catch-up to Amazon's Echo lineup. The Echo Dot, a tiny and affordable version of the larger Echo smart speaker, had been on sale for more than a year and a half, and Google was clearl...

mTiny robot review: Screen-free coding for kids

My five- and seven-year-old constantly fight over who gets the iPad first. We have one, and they get to use it in tiny doses, usually when I'm at my wit's end. Their favorite app? ScratchJr, MIT's go-to coding tool for kids. They like to code. No. Th...

Surface Laptop 3 review (15-inch): Bigger, but not always better 

The 15" Surface Laptop 3 is a bit of a chameleon. It looks a lot like 13" Surface Laptop that we know and love, but under the hood it's another story entirely. Microsoft worked together with AMD to create a custom Ryzen chip with Radeon RX Vega g...

Surface Laptop 3 review (15-inch): Bigger, but not always better 

The 15" Surface Laptop 3 is a bit of a chameleon. It looks a lot like 13" Surface Laptop that we know and love, but under the hood it's another story entirely. Microsoft worked together with AMD to create a custom Ryzen chip with Radeon RX Vega g...

The Organelle is a music computer that can do almost anything

Not long ago, "portable" was basically a synonym for "toy" when it came to keyboards and synthesizers. Sure, a classic Casio like the VL-1 is not without its charms. But it's not exactly a serious musical instrument. That's changed a lot in recent ye...

Beats Solo Pro review

Both Apple and Beats have benefited greatly from their relationship over the last five years. Since Apple bought the headphone company in 2014, Beats has improved its gear on all fronts, from design to audio quality and even adding useful features. T...

Uber may have to pay Waymo or redesign its self-driving software

In 2017, Waymo accused Uber of stealing its autonomous driving trade secrets. You may have thought the Uber-Waymo legal battle was over when, in 2018, the companies reached a settlement and Uber agreed to pay around $245 million. But as part of the s...

Sony A6600 review: A rare misstep for Sony's cameras

As Sony's new flagship APS-C camera, the 24.2-meagpixel A6600 has a lot to live up to. First of all, it had to follow the A6500, launched in 2016 with innovative features like 4K 30 fps video, fast 11 fps shooting speeds, in-body stabilization an...