James Trew, Engadget

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Rancho Cucamonga, CA, United States

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Gnarbox 2.0: Portable media management for the outdoor crowd

The original Gnarbox was intriguing. On the one hand, it was a rugged portable drive. On the other, it was a mini PC without a display. Via the companion app, y... → Read More

Skydio’s next self-flying drone is ready to take on DJI

When Skydio revealed the fully autonomous R1 drone, it was truly impressive. This thing could follow you like no other drone before, or since. You didn't need t... → Read More

GoPro Max is the company’s second take on a 360 camera

If you're looking for a new GoPro, you are probably eyeing up the Hero 8 (read our full review here). But there's a new camera in town, and it's possibly just a... → Read More

Aspirational action: How GoPro makes you want a GoPro

"We'll get about 10 feet from the beach, and it's an easy swim to the shore," the captain of our small boat chirps confidently. It looks more like 60 feet to me... → Read More

GoPro Hero 8 review: A minor redesign with a major pay-off

Typically, each year's flagship GoPro touts a marquee feature. In the past, that's included 4K/30fps video (Hero 4), built-in waterproofing (Hero 5) and r... → Read More

Teenage Engineering's 'rumble' module puts haptic bass in the OP-Z

Teenage Engineering's quirk OP-Z now has a "bass" module. → Read More

The Atari Lynx’s 30th birthday gift is a bunch of new games

The Atari Lynx celebrates turning 30 with a bunch of new games. → Read More

The best personal EVs for any commute

My commute isn't too bad. I have to walk a mile or so to the metro, ride it for about 25 minutes, and then it's a short walk from the station to the office.... → Read More

How to shoot your next adventure like a pro

Make sure your adventure videos and vacation shots don't suck. → Read More

Engadget’s guide to all the outdoor gear you need this summer

A guide to gear and gadgets for the trail, backyard and beyond. → Read More

Petcube's Bites 2 and Play 2 are smart speakers in disguise

Unsurprisingly, most smart-home gadgets are fairly human-centric. But what about all the furbags that live with us? Don't they deserve a little slice of the con... → Read More

Boosted’s Rev scooter is an inconveniently fun powerhouse

Boosted made its name by becoming the de facto electric skateboard. When rumors emerged that the company was working on a scooter, I had mixed feelings. I worri... → Read More

Omura's Series 1 cannabis vaporizer uses 'flower cartridges'

Cannabis vaporizers have come a long way. As weed becomes legal in more states, companies are free to devise new methods to administer the herb. Enter Omura and... → Read More

DJI Osmo Action review: A worthy GoPro rival

DJI's first action camera comes with two displays. → Read More

The next frontier for cannabis vapes: mood-specific formulas

"In New York, my bicycle messenger really had two types of cannabis. It was either green or brown." Michael Ray is the CEO of Bloom Farms, a California-based ca... → Read More

Amazon Kindle review (2019): The Paperwhite gets a run for its money

Amazon's cheapest Kindle should be a crowd-pleaser. → Read More

Dispatches from MWC: Six things that don't fold

Did you hear? They're making foldable phones now! Yes, it's the unavoidable bendy trend of the show for sure, but there's plenty more going on here in Barcelona... → Read More

GoPro Plus now offers unlimited uncompressed video storage

When GoPro launched Plus -- it's subscription service for cloud storage -- it was a modest offering. For $5 a month, you could store a bunch of your photos and... → Read More

Now there's a handheld filter to kill your massive vape clouds

If you made the switch from "analog" tobacco to e-cigarettes, congratulations, you've likely done your lungs a solid. The rest of the world? Not so much. Despit... → Read More

Native Instruments’ Traktor DJ 2 breaks free from the iPad

Last fall, Native Instruments gave its DJ and production hardware a significant refresh, especially at the entry level. Today, the company is introducing a seco... → Read More