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Amazon Sidewalk will be enabled by default on Echo devices

Last year, Amazon announced Sidewalk, a shared network designed to keep your smart devices connected beyond the reach of the typical WiFi router. In order to do that, it’ll utilize certain devices as “Sidewalk Bridge” connections, such as Ring cameras and Echo products. Sidewalk isn’t live just yet, but the company has started informing customers last week that existing Echo devices will have… → Read More

The best board games to gift this holiday season

Here's a list of the best board games to gift this year, as chosen by Engadget editors. → Read More

Hulu to increase live TV bundle by $10 a month

The new $10 increase in the Hulu + Live TV bundle will go into effect on December 18th. → Read More

Squarespace now lets customers add paywalls to their sites

The “Members Area” is available now as an add-on to any Squarespace subscription, with plans starting at $9 a month. → Read More

Dell’s UltraSharp U2720Q 4K monitor is a welcome addition to my WFH setup

Every month, Engadget features what our editors are currently into, whether it be video games, podcasts or gadgets. This week, Senior Editor Nicole Lee tells the tale of one of her latest pandemic purchases: a Dell UltraSharp 4K monitor. The monitor was a clunky CRT model whose brand I can’t even remember. → Read More

Smart home gadgets and kitchen tech that make great gifts

Here are the best smart home gadgets and kitchen tech that you can gift this season, as chosen by Engadget editors. → Read More

Amazon Echo Dot (2020) review: Well-rounded in every sense

The new Echo Dots are here along with a striking new design. → Read More

Lenovo Smart Clock Essential review: Basic doesn't mean bad

The latest smart alarm clock from Lenovo is a lot simpler. → Read More

Impossible Foods is working on plant-based milk that tastes like the real thing

During a press conference this morning, Impossible Foods announced that it’s branching out from just faux meats and is planning on producing a plant-based milk alternative called Impossible Milk. According to the company, it is not designed to be just another soy milk or nut-based milk. Instead, it’s designed to function and behave just like the animal-derived cow’s milk. → Read More

'Where Cards Fall' is coming to PC and Nintendo Switch in early 2021

One of the highlights of last year’s Apple Arcade launch was Where Cards Fall, a slice-of-life puzzle game where you would create houses of cards to guide your character through an artfully geometric landscape. It was an Apple Arcade exclusive at the time, and was certainly one of the more compelling reasons to subscribe to the service. Now, however, it will finally be arriving for the Nintendo… → Read More

U.S. charges Russian government hackers for NotPetya cyberattack

The United States has officially filed criminal charges against six Russian intelligent officers for releasing the NotPetya ransomware virus as well as disrupting Ukraine’s power grid. The NotPetya ransomware virus has reportedly affected banks, an airport and various businesses in Ukraine, Russia and abroad, causing billions of dollars in damages. The accused hackers are members of the Russian… → Read More

Apple revives MagSafe with new wireless chargers and cases for iPhone

Apple has long retired its MagSafe power ports, but apparently it has yet to let go of the name. The company has just announced new wireless chargers that have inherited the MagSafe moniker: the MagSafe Charger and the MagSafe Duo Charger. → Read More

Chromecast with Google TV review: What a difference a remote makes

The original Chromecast that debuted in 2013 was a simple $35 dongle. Not only do a lot of TVs now come with built-in apps, Roku and Amazon developed their own streaming sticks over the years — both of which have remote controls and visual menus for easy navigation. Google’s Chromecast soon seemed outdated by comparison. → Read More

Slack is experimenting with 'Video Stories'

Slack has announced Slack Connect Direct Messaging, Verified Organizations, plus a couple of experiments like Video Stories and an optional audio feed. → Read More

Teracube's latest phone is cheaper, more eco-friendly and easier to repair

Teracube 2e is a mid-range Android smartphone with a user-replaceable battery, biodegradable case and four-year warranty. → Read More

Google's latest smart speaker is the $99 Nest Audio

Google’s Nest Audio was all but revealed already when it appeared in a Walmart a week ago, but now it’s official. As you can tell from the pictures, the Nest Audio is a fabric-clad speaker similar in style to the company’s Nest smart displays except, of course, there’s no display this time. According to Google, the new Nest Audio has a 19mm tweeter, a 75mm mid-woofer, all of which will result in… → Read More

iOS doesn’t need to be more like Android, it just needs more Google

Apple’s iOS 14 has taken some heat for copying Android features. Another big change is the introduction of the App Library, a decluttered app screen that’s suspiciously similar to Android’s app drawer. This one feature, more than any other, is what I feel is a key factor in preventing me from switching to Android. → Read More

A growing list of everything Amazon is announcing today

Every year, Amazon holds an event where it announces a litany of new devices at once. Whether it be new Echos, new Ring devices or simply just more Alexa gear, expect a whole lot of Amazon news. It has a built-in home hub, Bluetooth, and compatibility with Amazon Sidewalk. → Read More

'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' won't arrive until 2021

Marvel fans awaiting the debut of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will have to wait a little longer than expected. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was supposed to be the first official Marvel Studios TV show to debut on Disney’s streaming service. → Read More

Fully’s Jarvis standing desk is good, but its customer service is even better

It's a great standing desk, but the customer service was above and beyond what I expected. → Read More