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Recent articles by Terrence:

The Pixel 3 has 2018’s best smartphone camera

Let's be honest. We're a generation obsessed with taking and sharing photos. In recent years, our phone cameras have become so capable they've essentially kille... → Read More

Drinkworks Home Bar is a literal Keurig for cocktails

I have seen countless companies claim to deliver the Keurig of (fill in the blank). The "Keurig of cocktails" market in particular is crowded with wannabes that... → Read More

ThinkPad X1 Extreme review: Big on power and price

Full disclosure: I have something of a complicated relationship with ThinkPads. Once upon a time, I was what you might call a "fanboy." Over the course of... → Read More

FL Studio gets its own dedicated music-making hardware

The Akai Fire gives FL Studio the dedicated music-making hardware it deserves. → Read More

Google Podcasts is pretty but basic

Google has a long and disappointing history with podcasts. With Apple and iTunes, they were always an integral part of the experience. For Android, though, it w... → Read More

PicoBrew moves beyond beer to tackle coffee, kombucha and more

You've got to hand it to PicoBrew: The company is ambitious, if nothing else. After years of trying to perfect an automated, counter-top beer brewing mach... → Read More

Fisher-Price’s wearable baby monitor is an unreliable rash machine

Spoiler alert: This does not end well for Fisher-Price. For several months now I've been using the company's Sproutling wearable "baby monitor." And you'll not... → Read More

Democrats are just one vote shy of restoring net neutrality

Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer now says Democrats in the Senate are a single vote away from restoring net neutrality. According to the senator from New Yo... → Read More

Retro tech, accessibility and the latest in the TV wars

There's so much news at CES, it can be hard to filter out the noise and find what matters. Thankfully, Engadget is here to help. A collection of your favorite e... → Read More

FCC Commissioner Clyburn talks about net neutrality at CES

Commissioner Mignon Clyburn has been a vocal defender of net neutrality and even helped author the Open Internet Order in 2015. She was on the ground and Las Ve... → Read More

A robot kicked my ass in Scrabble at CES

Look, there's plenty of boring industrial robots on the floor of the Las Vegas convention center for CES. But I've got to hand it to the Industrial Technology R... → Read More

Lacie's DJI Copilot is the perfect portable hard drive for video pros

Look, it's kinda hard to get excited about a hard drive. But Engadget video producer Kaard Bombe immediately start geeking out hard over the Lacie DJI Copilot.... → Read More

Samsung knows exactly how to sell mobile VR to the public

Mobile VR has a reputation as being a sort of cheap and underwhelming experience. Samsung is rolling into CES trying its hardest to discourage that preconceptio... → Read More

The Huawei VR2 is a stunningly comfortable virtual reality headset

Huawei started off CES by getting a bit of bad news from AT&T. But the company isn't letting the fact that it's phones won't be featured in American stores... → Read More

ASUS' Tinker Board S is a powerful platform for DIY types

Last year ASUS tried to win over DIYers with the Tinker Board. It tried to elbow in on Raspberry Pi's territory. And even made an attempt to upstage it by makin... → Read More

This robot therapy duck comforts kids with cancer

CES is flush with giant TVs, smart fridges, and plenty of other superfluous nonsense. So it was a breath of fresh air when a company called Sproutel and Aflac s... → Read More

Live from CES 2018!

We're on the ground in bright and dry Las Vegas for CES 2018 and ready to get this party started. We'll be stuffing your eyes and ears with all the latest news... → Read More

Julian Assange's Twitter account goes quiet

Late on Christmas Eve Julian Assange's official Twitter account appears to have been deleted. It's initially unclear if the disappearance was a ban or if Assang... → Read More

GarageBand expands its music-making palette

Making music on a phone or tablet is generally an unpleasant experience. It's easy enough to bang out a melody in a cute app like Bebot or whip up some controll... → Read More

Fender Play doesn't judge

If you ask Ethan Kaplan, chief product officer of digital at Fender, about the death of the electric guitar, he gets a bit incredulous. And it's easy to underst... → Read More