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Recent articles by Steve:

Airbnb officially bans all 'open-invite' house parties

Airbnb has confirmed that it will ban all "open-invite" house parties, the company said in a blog post. It also will provide a "clear and actionable enforcement... → Read More

Apple confirms shutdown issue with the 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro

Apple's MacBook Pro issues are still ongoing, as it recently issued a support document confirming an unexpected shutdown problem on the entry-level 13-inch 2019... → Read More

Motorola's bezel-free One Hyper has a 32-megapixel pop-up selfie camera

Lenovo-owned Motorola has unveiled the One Hyper, an ambitious mid-range phone with a near bezel-free display and some pretty nice camera features. It packs a 3... → Read More

Amazon unveils a portable battery-powered Echo

Amazon hasn't built a portable Echo device since the little-loved Tap, but that situation has now changed. The retail giant has unveiled the Echo Input (Portabl... → Read More

Putin signs law requiring Russian apps on smartphones, TVs and PCs

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed legislation that bans the sale of smartphones, computers and Smart TVs without Russian apps pre-installed. The law w... → Read More

Get $750 off Dell's loaded Alienware m15 gaming laptop

Dell's Alienware m15 gaming laptop with NVIDIA RTX 2060 graphics is on sale today only for $1,399.99. → Read More

Engadget readers can get DJI's Osmo Action 4K for just $249

We called DJI's Osmo Action 4K camera "a worthy rival" to GoPro's Hero 7 Black, missing only a few options like a GPS, editing and social features. The action c... → Read More

Get a year of Disney+ for $10 off on Cyber Monday

If you're on the fence about whether to get a Disney+ subscription with access to all the Star Wars movies, Marvel's Cinematic Universe, The Mandalorian and a l... → Read More

Europe's space agency approves the Hera anti-asteroid mission

European ministers in charge of the ESA space agency have approved Hera, a mission that will test whether deflection could save humanity from a rogue asteroid.... → Read More

Fujifilm X-T3 camera update adds advanced gimbal controls

Fujifilm's X-T3 is shockingly good at video while also being a pretty lightweight mirrorless camera, so it makes a lot of sense to stick it on a gimbal. Thanks... → Read More

Nefertiti's bust joins the digital age

Can museums can really "own" the digitization of cultural heritage artifacts? The bust of Nefertiti shown above is a 3D rendering I created myself on 3DS Max fr... → Read More

Intel is losing against AMD

When AMD launched its third-generation Zen 2 Ryzen processors earlier this year, Intel had to be sweating. Its rival had developed an all-new architecture with... → Read More

Oppo's Reno3 Pro is set to become one of the thinnest 5G phones

Oppo has teased a new smartphone, the Reno3 Pro 5G, that follows its tradition of making very slim devices. At just 7.7mm thick, not including the lens, it "may... → Read More

Dota 2’s massive update delivers two new heroes and more

Massive "Dota 2" Outlander update includes new heroes and couriers for everyone. → Read More

Facebook just lost its last fact-checker in the Netherlands

Facebook is all about the fact-checking, except of course when it allows politicians to lie and, you know, affect the course of democracy. That was made clear i... → Read More

Google explains how the Pixel 4 excels at night sky photography

After Google launched its wildly successful Night Sight mode on the Pixel 3, its developers set their sights on an even tougher low-light goal for the Pixel 4:... → Read More

'Final Fantasy 7 Remake' will introduce new bosses

Square Enix has confirmed that work is underway on the second chapter of its Final Fantasy VII Remake, and also unveiled new screenshots and detailed what we ca... → Read More

AMD's 64-core Threadripper 3990X arrives in 2020

AMD appears to have confirmed that it will launch the creator-centric 64-core Threadripper 3990X chip sometime in 2020, as rumored. The company didn't release m... → Read More

Alexa is coming to low-spec devices like light switches and thermostats

Amazon's Alexa voice assistant has migrated to a lot of devices of late, including eyeglasses, ear buds and microwave ovens. Now, the company has revealed that... → Read More

Google Assistant ambient mode turns some phones into smart displays

After first teasing it in September, Google has detailed exactly how its new Assistant ambient mode will work on smartphones. The idea is to make your phone mor... → Read More