Andrew Tarantola, Engadget

Andrew Tarantola

Engadget

San Francisco, CA, United States

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  • Gizmodo

Recent articles by Andrew:

After Math: Who turned the lights out?

If you live in California, the answer to that is our local power company, PG&E. But they're not the only ones unilaterally shutting down their operations, u... → Read More

After Math: When your goose cooks

While many of us were channeling our inner jerks through a troublemaking goose avatar, companies throughout the tech industry were conducting dastardly shenanig... → Read More

How to sell the Brooklyn Bridge in the 21st century

Scammers, fraudsters, and confidence men have existed since we invented commerce. If there's a system of valuation in place, there are angles to be worked and B... → Read More

After Math: The New York AG sues Dunkin Donuts over hacking charges

The New York State Attorneys General office is suing Dunkin Donuts over the fact that thousands of the chain's customers have had their private information impr... → Read More

Facebook lays out its vision of our communal VR future

After all the new products were announced and surprise features revealed at Oculus Connect 6 on Wednesday, Facebook Reality Lab (FRL) lead Michael Abrash took t... → Read More

'Medal of Honor' returns as an Oculus Rift exclusive next year

When Steven Spielberg approached DreamWorks Interactive with his idea for a WWII video game (after wrapping Saving Private Ryan), even he couldn't have predicte... → Read More

Oculus Quest gets gadget-free hand tracking in 2020

Upon taking the stage at the Oculus Connect 6 event in San Jose, CA on Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed hours-old rumors that the Oculus' Touch... → Read More

Watch Sony's State of Play event here at 4PM ET

Sony will be showcasing its latest batch of release trailers and gameplay demos today, Tuesday, September 24th, through its State of Play livestream. Twitch, Yo... → Read More

After Math: Being better than being best

As protesters taking part in the Global Climate Strike shut down cities last Friday, a number of tech industry firms announced their own efforts to decrease the... → Read More

Hitting the Books: Searching for ancient cities from space

Welcome to Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we've done the hard work for you by scouring the internet fo... → Read More

How conservationists are controlling invasive species in the 21st century

When humans colonized islands throughout the Pacific some 2,000 years ago, rats came along for the ride. The introduction of those rodents proved disastrous for... → Read More

After Math: Shut it down, shut it all down

While Moviepass shocked the internet with news on Friday that it would be shuttering its subscription-based service effective immediately, a number of tech comp... → Read More

Hitting the Books: 'Dirty bomb' fears spawned America's nuclear spy force

Welcome to Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we've done the hard work for you by scouring the internet fo... → Read More

Did AI kill off spam and we just didn’t notice?

Thank a machine learning algorithm for the lack of herbal boner pill ads in your inbox. → Read More

Apple's iPhone event by the numbers

Apple had a full slate of announcements ready for its iPhone event in Cupertino on Tuesday. The company showed off updates to its flagship phones and tablets, r... → Read More

Apple’s budget $329 iPad gets a 10.2-inch screen

Apple announces a slightly larger iPad is in the works. → Read More

After Math: The NFL goes full geek

The NFL is matching brains with brawn for its 100th season. Fans will be able to enjoy faster in-stadium internet, deeper insights into their local teams and vi... → Read More

Hitting the Books: Stop pranking your kids to impress Jimmy Kimmel

Welcome to Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we've done the hard work for you by scouring the internet fo... → Read More

After Math: More, more, mooooooore

Woke up this morning with the "more, more, mooooooore" refrain from Lady Marmalade stuck in my head despite not having heard that song in close to a decade beca... → Read More

Hitting the Books: Robots came for our jobs, then they came for our coffee

How many hoops are you willing to jump through to have hot coffee delivered to your door? → Read More