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Recent articles by Nathan:

Google really wants you to game on a Chromebook for some reason

Chromebooks aren’t exactly gaming machines, but Google is trying to remind you that they’re more capable than they have been in the past with a set of announcements this morning. Probably the most intriguing is that Google now has a set of “Works with Chromebook” controllers. Naturally, that includes Google’s Stadia controller as well as Logitech’s F310 and F710 gamepads. → Read More

The next God of War will come to the PS5 in 2021

As with past games, it’s being developed by Sony’s Santa Monica Studios. → Read More

Time's up for the ceramic Apple Watch (again)

Every fall, Apple introduces a new Watch — and the nerds among us keep an eye on what case materials they are using for the luxurious “Edition” models. The first Apple Watch Edition was famously made of 18-karat gold and cost a whopping $10,000, but since then Apple has offered more affordable premium models made of ceramic and, as of last year, titanium. After making ceramic an option for the… → Read More

The Apple Watch doesn't come with a power adapter anymore

If you need one, Apple is still happy to sell you one for $19, and the Watch still comes with the magnetic charging cable you’ll need to power it up. Basically, if you’ve bought an iPhone or Apple Watch in the last decade or so, you should have the power adapter you’ll need already. With that in mind, Apple said during its presentation that removing the power adapter would help it meet its… → Read More

Apple's colorful new iPad Air looks a lot like the iPad Pro

Apple’s most recent iPad Air is about a year and a half old, which means it’s just old enough for the company to replace. The company revealed the 2020 iPad Air at today’s “Time Flies” event, and as expected it has a lot in common with the iPad Pro — at least at first glance. It currently exists as the middle-child between the more affordable iPad and the iPad Pro, with better internals and a… → Read More

'Minecraft Dungeons' on xCloud has been optimized for touchscreens

Microsoft’s long-awaited xCloud game-streaming service officially launches tomorrow with more than 150 games. → Read More

Walmart partners with Zipline for glider drone delivery tests

Walmart has had drone delivery ambitions for years now, and today they’ve announced a partnership with Zipline for on-demand delivery of “health and wellness” products. → Read More

macOS Big Sur preview: five things you should know before installing

Apple first introduced macOS Big Sur back in June, lauding it with all the usual flowery language. The OS ushers in a new design language, which Apple’s SVP of software Craig Federighi described at the time as “the biggest change since the introduction of MacOS X,” way back in 2001. While it’s not final software, there’s enough here for us to understand where Apple is taking the Mac over the… → Read More

Burger King is designing 'touchless' restaurants for the COVID-19 era

Basically every aspect of modern life has been touched by the coronavirus pandemic, and the restaurant industry is probably one that has been most significantly affected. As such, restaurants big and small are thinking about how to make things work for customers in this new reality, and today Burger King announced plans for future restaurants that are focused on modern tech and the car.… → Read More

'Super Mario Bros. 35' turns the classic platformer into a battle royale

In a surprise Nintendo Direct presentation this morning, Nintendo announced a slew of games celebrating Mario’s 35th birthday. One of the most intriguing things on the menu is Super Mario Bros. 35, a battle royale-style reimagining of the original Super Mario Bros. game. Like the Tetris 99 battle royale game Nintendo released last year, Super Mario Bros. 35 doesn’t cost anything to play, but you… → Read More

‘Super Mario 3D All-Stars’ comes to Nintendo Switch on September 18th

Over the span of 35 years, Nintendo’s mainline Mario games have split into two distinct categories: 2D and 3D. The historical 3D games are getting some love today, as Nintendo just announced Super Mario 3D All-Stars, a Switch collection of three of Mario’s most notable adventures. The package includes Super Mario 64 (the first 3D Mario game, originally released for the Nintendo 64), Super Mario… → Read More

Netflix offers a collection of original movies and shows for free

Over the last year, Netflix has faced increasing competition from streaming newcomers like Disney+, so the company is taking the somewhat surprising step of giving away some original content for free. Starting today, you can visit a “watch free” page without logging in to Netflix to watch shows and movies including Bird Box, Stranger Things, Grace and Frankie, The Two Popes and a handful of… → Read More

Diplo previews his new album in the meditation app Calm

This year has been a roller coaster of emotions for a variety of reasons, and as such apps for mental well-being have been in the spotlight quite a bit. Calm, one of the most popular meditation and sleep apps out there, scored a somewhat unexpected bit of exclusive content — massive electronic musician and producer Diplo is previewing his new album through the app right now. The album, titled… → Read More

Star Wars is coming to 'The Sims 4'

In the entertainment world, it doesn’t get much bigger than Star Wars. Likewise, in the gaming world, The Sims is another massive, enduring franchise. It’s a new game pack for The Sims 4 that arrives on September 8th. → Read More

TikTok sues the US government over upcoming ban

As expected, TikTok has filed a lawsuit against the US government to challenge a proposed ban against the service. → Read More

Zoom is down, everyone stop pretending to work

Despite some controversy and security issues, Zoom has become near-essential in the time of coronavirus, with so many companies moving to remote work. As such, it surely shook workers everywhere when they discovered Zoom was down this Monday morning. Specifically, Zoom’s status page says there are issues joining meetings and webinars, which means that the service is basically unusable. → Read More

YouTuber built his own DIY version of Tesla's Cyberquad

Remember the ridiculous unveiling of Tesla’s fabled Cybertruck? You may also remember that Tesla announced a “Cyberquad” as a sort of accessory to go with the truck. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Tesla aficionado Rich over at the YouTube channel Rich Rebuilds got it in his head to take the Cyberquad as an inspiration to build his own from the ground up — and from a video posted to the channel last… → Read More

Spotify songs are only playing for a few seconds before stopping

A handful of Engadget editors have experienced this issue, the reliable Down Detector site is showing problems, and Spotify itself has confirmed the issue on its support Twitter account. → Read More

A look back at some of Toshiba's most memorable laptops

Toshiba officially exited the laptop business last week when it sold the remaining 20 percent of its computer business to Sharp, who had already purchased the other 80 percent back in 2018. While Toshiba certainly churned out plenty of anonymous Windows computers, it also built some machines that were quite ahead of their time. Perhaps the most noteworthy is the T1100, which Toshiba marketed as… → Read More

Apple renames Beats 1 and launches two new radio stations

Say goodbye to Apple Music’s Beats 1 — at least in name. Today, Apple announced it was rebranding its flagship radio station from Beats 1 to Apple Music 1. It’s a logical move, given that “Beats 1” was the only place Beats branding showed up in the Apple Music service. → Read More