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Past articles by Cherlynn:

My AI-moderated video chat with strangers gave me hope

In 2017, artists and filmmakers Lauren Lee McCarthy, Grace Lee and Tony Patrick were tasked with dreaming up the “future of work” for a residency at the University of Southern California. “We called it the Breakdown 2020.” The residency brought the trio together as they “tried to figure out what the hell world-building is,” Patrick said. → Read More

In ‘Searchers’, looking for love on dating apps is a revealing journey

Apps have taken over dating. If you’ve ever sat down with a friend and asked to go through people on a dating app with them, Searchers is a film for you. If you’re one of the lucky people who have never had to use a dating app and are curious about the experience, Searchers is for you. → Read More

Garmin's daintiest watch ever is designed for small wrists

Garmin unveiled its latest wearable today, calling the Lily the “small and fashionable smartwatch women have been waiting for.” The Lily’s bands are just 14mm wide, which is noticeably thinner than 20mm and 24mm versions on most other smartwatches. Aside from its size, there are some other features that the company says make the Lily a “feminine” device, like its T-lug bars. → Read More

Samsung Galaxy S21 review: The best Android phone for the money

The Galaxy S21 is the entry-level model of Samsung’s new trio of flagships, and it offers a compelling mix of features for the price. The Galaxy S21 is a distillation of what most users want and ditches the superfluous stuff. → Read More

Samsung's latest rugged tablet gets a Dex and WiFi 6 update

If you thought Samsung was done with its announcements this month, think again. After showing off a slew of new TVs, the Galaxy Chromebook 2, robots, the Galaxy Buds Pro, Galaxy Smart Tags and the Galaxy S21 series, the company has one more thing to share. The Galaxy Tab Active 3, which Samsung launched in Europe and Asia in September, is now headed to the US. → Read More

Google's Android and TV leads chat Samsung, RCS and CES

Android chief Hiroshi Lockheimer made an appearance at Unpacked today, for example while Sony and TCL unveiled their first Google TV sets. Lockheimer and VP for Google TV Shalini Govil-Pai joined us today to discuss the news this week as well as the future of Android and Google TV. → Read More

The Galaxy S21 Ultra packs two telephoto lenses and supports the S Pen

Samsung's highest-specced S21 smartphone features a quad-camera system and is priced starting at $1,200. It's also the first S series phone to work with the company's S Pen stylus. → Read More

Samsung is making Bluetooth and ultra-wideband tracking tags

Samsung didn’t just have phones and earbuds to unveil at its Unpacked event today, it also has new accessories to show off. According to Samsung, this promotion will go on while supplies last, so it’s not clear yet how widely available these will be, but if you did want to buy them individually, they’ll be available for $30. There will also be a Tag+ model that adds ultra wideband (UWB) and it… → Read More

The home fitness tech that will help us stay active in 2021

It shouldn’t surprise anyone that home fitness surged in popularity in 2020. Exercise equipment went out of stock as soon as the lockdowns started here in the US, and a flurry of fitness apps and videos flooded our feeds. → Read More

Google and Microsoft chat accessibility in tech

Microsoft’s chief accessibility officer Jenny Lay-Flurrie and Google’s product manager for Android Accessibility Brian Kemler join us on our virtual stage at the show to share how they think about accessibility. At what stage in product design is accessibility considered? → Read More

HP and Lenovo discuss the wild side of laptops in 2021

Every CES, we can expect laptop makers like Dell, Lenovo, HP, Acer and ASUS to announce their latest products with the newest chipsets that Intel and AMD tend to announce at the show. HP and Lenovo are typically the two companies that bring us some of these more fascinating products. At Engadget’s virtual stage here at CES 2021, HP’s chief technologist Mike Nash and Lenovo’s chief customer… → Read More

TCL is finally bringing its wearable display prototype to the public

After having shown off its Project Archery concept several times at various tradeshows over the past few years, TCL is finally ready to bring its heads up display to the general public. Currently called the TCL Wearable Display (the company didn’t try too hard there), the headset will be available commercially later this year, though the company still can’t share pricing or launch information… → Read More

TCL's NXTPAPER color paper-like screen arrives on a real tablet

Last year, TCL announced its intriguing NXTPAPER technology that was not only a full color paper-like display, but was also capable of playing video at relatively high frame rates. Now, at CES 2021, it’s finally ready to unveil the creatively named TCL NXTPAPER — an 8.88-inch Android tablet with the new screen. The tablet itself weighs 310 grams, which is lighter than the Amazon Fire HD 8 (363… → Read More

YSL's at-home lipstick maker lets you create thousands of shades

When L'Oreal showed off its Perso Smart Skincare system last CES, it was still just a prototype. Today, the company is announcing that the Perso system will finally be available for consumers to buy under the Yves Saint Laurent brand. Instead of making different formulations of skincare though, the Rouge Sur Mesure will create a new shade of lipstick each time you need it. → Read More

HP's leather-covered business laptop uses a Snapdragon CPU

A few things set the Elite Folio apart from other Snapdragon laptops. Then there’s the Folio’s leather finish, of course, but HP also offers a few of its privacy-centric features here. When you’re typing, you’ll be using the company’s “premium” backlit keyboard that’s spill resistant. → Read More

Samsung's Galaxy Chromebook 2 is cheaper and sports a QLED screen

The company turned heads last CES with the Galaxy Chromebook -- a razer thin, bright red convertible with a 4K OLED screen. This CES, Samsung might be remedying those issues with the new Galaxy Chromebook 2. Despite the lower price, the Chromebook 2 is just as eye-catching as its predecessor, with a sleek 0.55-inch profile that’s a tad thicker than the original (0.39 inches). → Read More

Samsung's new TVs can track your workout reps and form

Or have you ever wished there was something that could accurately keep track of your reps? Samsung’s latest TVs might be able to help. A new feature in the company’s just-announced Q7-series sets called Smart Trainer uses a camera to help count each pushup and analyze your form. → Read More

Two weeks with Apple Fitness+

We spent two weeks with Apple's new Fitness+ service. → Read More

How to make the most of your new Apple Watch

Whether you’re a first-time smartwatch user or just new to watchOS, wearing an Apple Watch can feel like a big change in your daily life. From watch face tips to key reminders, this guide will walk you through how to make the most of your new Apple Watch. Turn on your Apple Watch, hold it near your iPhone and a panel will pop up to take you through basics like pairing, signing in with your Apple… → Read More

Echo Frames review: Alexa on your face is both helpful and annoying

To be clear, though, that’s pretty much all the Echo Frames do; there’s no display or camera. Also, I just wouldn’t listen to music on Echo Frames. Amazon offers a feature called Auto Volume that adjusts the Frames’ volume so you can hear your music over your surroundings. → Read More