Christopher Trout, Engadget

Christopher Trout


Oakland, CA, United States

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Past articles by Christopher:

Teledildonics gave me the gift of long-distance sex with a stranger

On an otherwise normal Friday afternoon in late March, I found myself sitting on my bed, completely naked in front of my laptop. It was a position I'd been in m... → Read More

The truth about sex robots: Panic, pleasure and a candlelit dinner

Dr. Oz isn't happy about the future of sex. The day I'm scheduled to appear on his show, the television physician and Oprah protege has assembled a cast of... → Read More

A fond farewell to our sister sites in Germany and Spain

When I started at Engadget in 2010, I saw the site as an opportunity: a publication with millions of readers that would pay me to write for a living. After mont... → Read More

Don’t call it a dildo: Kiiroo and OhMiBod on the future of sex toys

CES may have a complicated relationship with sex, but one company has made it its mission to destigmatize doing it at the world's largest technology conference.... → Read More

There’s a new sex robot in town: Say hello to Solana

It's been just short of a year since I locked eyes with Harmony, RealDoll's first sex robot, at her home in Southern California. It was an arresting experience... → Read More

BDSM 2.0: Castration and extortion in the digital age

It's a mild but muggy September day in Beverly Hills, California, when Harley and I meet at her new neighborhood nail salon. Today, the 6-foot-tall Silicon Vall... → Read More

'Dance with flARmingos' in a mixed reality mating ritual

Flamingos rule everything around her. Her clothes are covered in them. Her workspace is littered with representations of their spindly legs and hot-pink plumes.... → Read More

A mirror exposes AI’s inherent flaws in ‘Untrained Eyes’

In July 2015, Google's public-relations machine was in full-on crisis mode. Earlier that year, the search giant announced Photos, an AI-driven app that used mac... → Read More

‘Dinner Party’ relives an interracial couple’s alien abduction in VR

On the night of September 19th, 1961, Barney and Betty Hill were the victims of the first widely publicized alien abduction in US history. The Hills, an interra... → Read More

'Your Hands Are Feet' puts you inside a psychedelic egg yolk

Sarah Rothberg is obsessed with the bright-red silicone sponge she bought at Sur La Table. As a sponge, it's worthless -- it's too flimsy to be abrasive, and yo... → Read More

What to expect from the Engadget Experience, our immersive art + tech event

New mediums like augmented reality, virtual reality and artificial intelligence are pushing the boundaries of art, entertainment, gaming and performance -- but... → Read More

Nonny de la Peña, Eugene Chung illuminate the Engadget Experience

Virtual reality captured the mainstream's imagination in the 1990s, but ultimately failed to deliver on the the medium's potential. Fast forward more than two d... → Read More

The surprisingly lackluster rise of VR porn

"It's like being inside of a womb or a particularly immaculate throat, all gently pulsating, mucus-y pink flesh." NSFW Warning: This story may contain links to... → Read More

The grantees of Engadget’s $500,000 immersive arts program

Dance with flamingos in augmented reality, experience America’s first alien abduction in VR, and explore the world of rap through an interactive map this November. → Read More

Inside the Mill’s mind-bending alternate reality art showcase

I stepped inside a small, dark room in a large, airy loft space in New York's Soho district early Wednesday morning. Our host fitted me with an HTC Vive and tol... → Read More

Google Lens resurfaces questions about AI and human identity

Today at the company's annual developer conference, Google CEO Sundar Pichai uttered a phrase that will no doubt be repeated in corporate board rooms across the... → Read More

Blow-up dolls, vibrators and the sex robot’s uninspired origins

Just a few days before Christmas 2015, I found myself staring down the silicone mouth hole of the "world's first blowjob robot." I'd set out to find the future... → Read More

We're giving away $500,000 to foster art and technology

The Engadget Experience explores the future of art, entertainment and technology during a one-day event in downtown Los Angeles. → Read More

A letter from your editor: Changes ahead

My name is Christopher Trout, your new editor-in-chief. You may not recognize my name, but chances are you've read something I've written. When I arrived at Eng... → Read More

RealDoll's first sex robot took me to the uncanny valley

During my four-hour visit to the birthplace of the RealDoll, the frighteningly life-like full-body sex toy, I've seen mounds of silicone vaginas, sheets of deta... → Read More