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ICYMI: Boston's book cleaning machine and Disney's new SFX tricks

Engadget - 10 min 4 sec ago
Today on In Case You Missed It: We take a look at the Boston Public Library's novel method of keeping its archives clean. Hint: it involves pushing them through a portable vacuum cleaner. The Depulvera book cleaning machine, as it's called, can s...

Acer's new Predator gaming laptop may actually be portable

Engadget - 42 min 4 sec ago
What's the point of getting a powerful laptop if you can't drag it to a gaming party? Acer's latest back-to-school update for its Predator series of laptops, the Triton 700, may actually be portable enough for those trips. It packs the latest NVIDIA...

Acer is making yet another fitness wearable

Engadget - 56 min 4 sec ago
After a series of underwhelming attempts at making fitness wearables that track uncommon metrics, Acer is at it again with its new Leap Ware watch. Not many details have been shared yet, but one thing the company was happy to mention? The Ware will m...

Acer unveils a slew of new Switch laptops and detachables

Engadget - 1 hour 14 min ago
At the IMAX theatre in New York's Lincoln Center, Acer CEO Jason Chen showed off his company's upcoming back-to-school lineup of products, including new Switch laptops and detachables, as well as a fanless all-in-one. The new Swift 1 and Swift 3 lapt...

24 hours with Sony's A9 full-frame mirrorless camera

Engadget - 1 hour 40 min ago
Sony has one clear goal with its A9 full-frame flagship camera: to make professional photographers forget about their DSLRs. These are high expectations, sure, but the company's new mirrorless shooter seems to tick all the right boxes in terms of spe...

Razer claims its wireless mouse is good enough for eSports

Engadget - 1 hour 40 min ago
For pro gamers, wired mice have always been the only option, but now it looks like Razer is trying to change that. Following in the footsteps of Roccat, the peripheral company is releasing Lancehead - a wireless mouse which it claims is the most reli...

Google has already lost the hardware chief it poached from Amazon

Engadget - 2 hours 10 min ago
You probably have food that's been in your freezer longer than David Foster (nope, still not the composer) stayed at Google after leaving Amazon. After six months, Foster is vacating his position as vice president of Google's vice president of hardwa...

Why Amazon wants to replace your mirror with a camera

Engadget - 2 hours 40 min ago
Years ago, if someone told you she was buying a camera for her bedroom, you'd imagine she was planning something naughty. But times have changed, and Amazon believes you'll spend $200 on a camera that's both an extension of your smart home and the ul...

Uber hopes to silence critics with more UK driver benefits

Engadget - 2 hours 49 min ago
Uber has long argued that its drivers are independent contractors, not employees. While that distinction has been argued in the courts, the company has been upping driver perks to try to keep them on side and silence critics. Its latest effort in the...

Nintendo's hardware visionary is calling it a day

Engadget - 2 hours 56 min ago
Alongside today's impressive earnings report, Nintendo announced that long-serving employee Genyo Takeda is stepping down as company director this June. Holding the title of representative director and also sitting alongside Miyamoto as "Technology F...

Cassini probe survives first dive between Saturn and its rings

Engadget - 3 hours 17 min ago
NASA's Cassini probe has emerged unscathed after its first dive between Saturn and its rings. The spacecraft's ground team had to spend 20 hours wondering whether the probe was doing well or whether it plunged to its death a few months too early. Tha...

Atlus has change of heart over 'Persona 5' streaming restrictions

Engadget - 3 hours 38 min ago
Since launching last month, Persona 5 has already comfortably earned its place among the JRPG greats. Yet for streamers, this highly acclaimed title has become more of an archaic headache than a gaming highlight. Upon launch, developer Atlus forbade...

Gboard on Android makes it easier to type and tweak your text

Engadget - 4 hours 11 min ago
Google has made a few seemingly minor tweaks that could make Gboard on Android much easier to use. The keyboard now comes with a new text editing mode with arrow keys that you can use to quickly go to the part of your text that you want to edit or de...

Inmates used smartphones to swap child porn in prison

Engadget - 5 hours 25 min ago
Prosecutors have charged a group of inmates at a federal prison in New Jersey for downloading child porn from the dark web to their smuggled phones, according to NBC News. They even stored videos and photos that show kids, including babies and toddle...

UK ebook sales flounder as interest in print copies rebounds

Engadget - 5 hours 57 min ago
Book sales in the UK are on the rise, but not because of ebooks. Figures for 2016 released by the Publishers Association show a 7 percent rise over 2015, the largest year-over-year growth in a decade. Physical book sales were up 8 percent, however eb...

BlackBerry KEYone reaches the US on May 31st

Engadget - 6 hours 35 min ago
To say that the launch of the BlackBerry KEYone has been protracted would be an understatement. BlackBerry and TCL teased the high-profile phone in January, dished out proper details in February, and has left people wondering about a specific US rele...

The Morning After: Thursday, April 27th 2017

Engadget - 6 hours 40 min ago
TV dinners for foodies? The beginning of the end for net neutrality? Someone beating up a poor robot? Must be a Thursday. We also hear more on the next Call Of Duty title and Amazon's new fashion camera. Really.

NASA is running out of functional spacewalk suits

Engadget - 7 hours 28 min ago
NASA already spent over $200 million on developing a next-gen spacesuit, but it's still years away from conjuring up a working unit. That's a bigger problem than you might think, because according to NASA's Office of Inspector General (OIG), the agen...

Two men admit involvement in the TalkTalk 2015 hack

Engadget - 7 hours 36 min ago
Two men involved in 2015's TalkTalk hack have pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey court in London. Matthew Hanley, a 22-year-old from Tamworth, Staffordshire, admitted to three offences under the Computer Misuse Act, including the TalkTalk hack itself a...

B&O puts its smallest speaker in your pocket for $169

Engadget - 8 hours 40 min ago
What's next for high-end audio company Bang and Olufsen following last year's handheld BeoPlay A1 speaker? Making a smaller model, of course. The Beoplay P2 fits in the palm of your hand and perhaps more closely resembles an earbud case than it does...

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