Edgar Alvarez, Engadget

Edgar Alvarez


New York, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Edgar:

Russia worked hard to recruit social media users to campaign for Trump

We already knew that the Internet Research Agency (IRA), which is essentially a farm of bots and trolls, exposed 126 million Americans on Facebook to Russian-ba... → Read More

The cameras YouTubers love

It's easy to forget that for some of the world's biggest YouTube creators, their rise to internet stardom all started with making videos on a webcam. That's exa... → Read More

The best apps for buying sneakers

Here are the best apps you can use to buy the hottest sneakers. → Read More

Snapchat now lets you play live, multiplayer games with friends

Well, it looks as if the rumors were true: Snapchat is, indeed, launching its own gaming platform. Snap made the news official at its Partner Summit, which is t... → Read More

Snapchat Stories are coming to Tinder

Tinder ditched its Moments feature in 2015, but that doesn't mean the popular dating app is done with giving users access to ephemeral (aka disappearing) conten... → Read More

Facebook will let you know why you're seeing a post on your News Feed

Facebook has just announced a new feature called "Why am I seeing this post?" which will let you know why you're seeing content from friends and others on your... → Read More

Facebook will let you know why you're seeing a post on your News Feed

The company is also getting even more transparent about the ads you see. → Read More

Twitter adds a true dark mode to its iOS app

While Twitter has had a night mode on mobile since 2016, the feature's been missing something essential: a black color scheme. Up until today, Twitter's Dark Mo... → Read More

Apple's redesigned TV app is coming to smart TVs and Macs

The Apple TV app is coming to Macs and smart TVs later this year. → Read More

A week with Twitter's attempt at a more civil internet

Over the past few months, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has been adamant that one of his goals is to "increase the health of public conversation" on the site. Because... → Read More

Twitter's revamped camera is its answer to Stories

There were rumors flying around recently of Twitter working on a "News Camera," which would bring a Stories-style feature to the social network. And, well, it t... → Read More

LG's SnowWhite is like a Keurig for ice cream

LG shows off a concept machine for homemade ice cream. → Read More

Instagram founders on Snapchat and breaking up Facebook

We haven't heard much from Instagram founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger since they resigned from Facebook last September. But on Monday, the pair spoke at... → Read More

Nike designer Tinker Hatfield makes the case for self-lacing shoes

Tinker Hatfield made people jump off their seat at a SXSW 2019 panel. Literally. The legendary Nike designer, who's behind the Air Max and most iconic Air Jorda... → Read More

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez believes we should be excited about automated jobs

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez talked about automation at SXSW. → Read More

Facebook only cares about privacy because it has to

When your reputation is as shattered as Facebook's, all you can do is try to change course. And amid an ongoing crisis caused by its continuous disregard for pr... → Read More

Snapchat is in the middle of an identity crisis

There was a time a year or so ago when, if a friend wanted to send me a meme or a funny selfie, it would be on Snapchat. But I don't remember the last time that... → Read More

Canon’s next full-frame mirrorless camera is the EOS RP

Well, it looks like the recent rumors were spot on: Canon is getting ready to launch a compact version of its EOS R camera. And here it is. Meet the EOS RP, a f... → Read More

Intel’s multi-angle cameras come to three Premier League soccer stadiums

Intel's work in sports can be found across the world's best leagues, from the MLB, NBA and NFL in the US to Spain's La Liga soccer tournament. Over the past few... → Read More

Facebook at 15: The long road to social media dominance

Facebook's come a long way since it launched 15 years ago today, on February 4th, 2004. Known as TheFacebook.com when it was created by Mark Zuckerberg and frie... → Read More