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Recent articles by James:

Moflin is the AI emotional support pet we all need right now

It's cute, smart, and sleeps (charges) in a nest. This year's award for "Cutest thing at CES" goes to Moflin. → Read More

NextMind's brain-computer interface is ready for developers

Whether it’s duping Stormtroopers about which droids they are looking for or Professor X’s mutant powers, we clearly hope that magical powers lie dormant within. Time isn’t quite up for the trusty keyboard and mouse combo, but they could start to seem a little quaint, perhaps. → Read More

Akai MPC Live II review: A truly portable all-in-one studio

The follow up the Akai's all-in-one music-making machine comes with built-in speakers, making the already portable device even more flexible. → Read More

The gear to get for your next winter adventure

Here's a list of the best outdoor tech you can buy for the winter, as chosen by Engadget editors. → Read More

DJI's Mavic Mini 2 brings 4K video, RAW photos and double the range

DJI's smallest drone is back, this time with 4K video and over double the range. → Read More

DJI's Pocket 2 handled promises higher quality and mods

DJI revisits the Pocket handheld video camera. Now, the stabilized shooter has a wider lens, a bigger sensor and optional mod accessories. → Read More

Native Instruments Maschine+ review: Freedom in a box

Maschine has a long legacy, and the latest member of the family -- the plus -- is a worthy addition. Now you can make beats, demos and tracks without feeling like you're checking your email. This flexibility comes at a price though. → Read More

Teenage Engineering's OB-4 speaker lets you remix the radio

Take one Bluetooth speaker, add some wild imagination and you basically have the OB-4 from Teenage Engineering. → Read More

High-tech hearing aids for gadget lovers

These days, hearing aids are becoming more like consumer technology. We take a look at two of the latest and greatest to see which one should appeal to gadget lovers the most. → Read More

Petcube Cam is a small, smart way to keep tabs on your furbabies

Petcube makes home cameras designed specifically for animal lovers. The Cam is the latest, smallest and cheapest in the line. → Read More

GoPro Hero 9 Black: Everything you need to know

GoPro just announced the Hero 9 Black, and it's a hefty update, here's everything you need to know, including new features, hardware, accessories and price. → Read More

GoPro's Hero 9 Black is bigger, better and possibly cheaper.

The new GoPro Hero 9 Black is here, and we've put it through it's paces. The new front screen, the improved 5K resolution, extra battery life all add up to an impressive camera that grows beyond its action roots. → Read More

Vava 4K short-throw projector review: Home theater on a relative budget

You might not have heard of Vava, but its short-throw projector is surprisingly good and priced competitively. → Read More

GoPro unveils Twitch-like streaming service for thrill-seekers

GoPro.com will soon be a destination for live action video streams. → Read More

DJI’s magnet-mounted OM4 fixes a major pain point

DJI's next mobile gimbal is called the OM4, and it mounts your phone with magnets. → Read More

Akai introduces 'MPC Beats' music-making software for beginners

If you’re looking for free music production software, Akai might not be the first name that comes to mind, but today it’s announcing exactly that — a streamlined digital audio workstation (DAW) called MPC Beats. You likely know Akai more for its button-mashing production gear like the MPC series, but it does have software chops too. Not only do the higher-end MPCs effectively come with a DAW… → Read More

Rode's updated Rodecaster Pro proves software is the key to good hardware

This week, the Rodecaster Pro became a little more useful. When Rode released the Rodecaster Pro in 2018, it was a boon to budding podcasters. The Rodecaster Pro’s noise gate, for example, can be pretty aggressive. → Read More

Making an indie phone is not for the faint-hearted

You can build your own PC easily, so why not a phone? It's not just the complex internals, there are many more challenges to overcome. Yet some are still trying. → Read More

Akai's MPC Live II is a portable studio with built-in speakers

Today, Akai reveals the MPC Live II. The Live II has one obvious new addition: a pair of “studio monitors” built right in. The speakers sit along the bottom and offer stereo sound wherever you are. → Read More

Nuraloop review: Smart sports buds, elevated

The Nuraloop sports buds offer personlized sound, excellent battery life and active noise cancellation making them worthy Powerbeats rivals. → Read More