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Rancho Cucamonga, CA, United States

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Recent articles by James:

Researchers develop E. coli strain that 'eats' carbon-dioxide

While you're stuffing turkey leftovers in your belly, the last thing you want to think about is E. coli. But spare a thought for the bacterium, it's not always... → Read More

Roland MC-101 review: Beats, bass and batteries

If you think Roland's nostalgia-infused music gear is a new thing, think again. As far back as the mid-'90s (and maybe beyond), the company was cashing in on th... → Read More

DJI Mavic Mini review: A tiny drone with big ambitions

What a difference four years make in the world of drones. If you spot someone with an iPhone 6s today, you'd barely flinch. But if you see someone rocking a Pha... → Read More

GoPro Max review: Much more than a 360 camera

360-degree video has not caught on. GoPro knows this, and honestly, I don't think the company is really trying to change that. At least in the context of viewin... → Read More

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