Engadget logo Engadget

  • Watch PlayStation's E3 2016 event in a movie theater

    11m By Jon Fingas
    It's almost E3 time, and that means something big for theater-going PlayStation fans: Sony's PlayStation E3 Experience is back. This year, you can watch the company's gaming presentation on June 13th at over 85 theaters in not only North America, bu...
  • Up close with the ASUS ZenFone 3 series

    1h By Richard Lai
    Much like previous Computex shows, ASUS announced a bunch of new smartphones that won't bust your wallet; only this time, the best-looking device turns out to be the base model: the ZenFone 3. We managed to get some hands-on time with this $249 devic...
  • Catch up with Computex 2016: Day one

    2h By Joseph Volpe
    Computex is typically ASUS' show. Every year, the Taiwanese company takes to Taipei to unload a host of its wares and, in the process, steal the lion's share of the show's headlines. Well, 2016 is no different as ASUS has taken the wraps off a slew o...
  • Real-world 'Pong' might just beat the video game

    3h By Jon Fingas
    If you miss the days of playing Pong with old-school dial controllers but would rather not track down a vintage console or arcade cabinet, today's your lucky day. Daniel Perdomo and crew have built a real-world Pong machine that replicates the pionee...
  • Australia to auction off confiscated bitcoins this June

    12:00pm By Joseph Volpe
    Australia has plans to sell off a considerable amount of bitcoins, the cryptocurrency favored by shady online folk, this June. 24,518 bitcoins confiscated by police will be auctioned off by financial services firm Ernst and Young in 2,000 blocks, an...
  • Can 'Warcraft' break the curse of the video game movie?

    11:00am By Joseph Volpe
    There's a special place in cinema hell for video game movies. From 1993's cringeworthy Super Mario Bros. -- a high-profile abomination that even Nintendo wants to forget -- to the basic-cable-worthy schlock that was Mortal Kombat and even the underwh...
  • Hands-on video with ASUS ZenBook 3: so, so thin

    10:00am By Devindra Hardawar
    We didn't expect much from yet another ASUS ultraportable, but the ZenBook 3 is seriously impressive. Weighing in at 2 pounds and 11.9mm thick, it's both thinner and lighter than Apple's already crazy portable MacBook. It also packs in speedy Core i5...
  • The bible has been translated into emojis

    9:03am By Joseph Volpe
    It was inevitable: The bible has been updated for the 21st century with a new... emoji translation. According to The Guardian, an anonymous translator, who prefers to be identified only by 😎, reworked the King James Version of the bible using unicode...
  • ASUS ROG unveils Avalon, a hassle-free approach to a DIY PC

    7:00am By Nicole Lee
    If you're a serious enough gamer, you've likely looked into building your own PC for the ultimate gaming experience. But the process can be a little tedious, especially if you're new to figuring out where all the different components fit. ASUS's ROG...
  • ASUS upgrades its crazy ROG liquid-cooled gaming laptop

    7:00am By Mat Smith
    ROG, ASUS' well-respected gaming PC arm, likes to unveil a barrage of weird systems at Taipei's Computex -- and this year is no different. To start with, its insane liquid-cooled GX700 gaming laptop is coming back for another round. The GX800 still h...
  • ASUS' me-too VR headset sure looks fancy

    5:36am By Nicole Lee
    Well, look at what we have here. Tucked away in the corner of ASUS' Computex event is what looks like a VR headset, and a particularly fancy-looking one at that. The goggles part of it is a shiny silvery metal and its straps seem to be made out of le...
  • Researchers create high-speed electronics for your skin

    5:34am By Matt Brian
    Make no mistake, today's wearables are clever pieces of kit. But they can be bulky and restricted by the devices they must be tethered to. This has led engineers to create thinner and more powerful pieces of wearable technology that can be applied di...
  • ASUS' Zenbo robot walks, talks and controls your home

    2:48am By Mat Smith
    ASUS chairman Jonney Shih took to stage to announce something a little different, if completely on trend: a home robot. "Our ambition is to enable robotic computing for every household," he said before revealing ZenBo the home robot. With the goals o...
  • Make music with the Large Hadron Collider through a web app

    2:32am By Jon Fingas
    Now that music has come to the Large Hadron Collider, it's time for the giant science ring to make some music of its own. Meet Quantizer, a project from students Juliana Cherston and Ewan Hill that turns the ATLAS experiment's many, many particle col...
  • ASUS ZenFone 3 looks and feels twice its price

    2:26am By Richard Lai
    Intel may have already quit the smartphone market, but its buddy ASUS continues to fight the good fight with a slightly different approach this year. At Computex, the Taiwanese giant announced not just one, but three new Android M smartphones: ZenFon...
  • ASUS' latest Transformers take heavy cues from Microsoft's Surface

    2:11am By Nicole Lee
    ASUS has just unveiled a line of new Transformer 2-in-1 PCs that look suspiciously like a certain product from Microsoft. With their touchscreens, kickstands (well, two of them have one at least) and portable keyboards, they do remind us a lot of, yo...
  • ASUS' ZenBook 3 is thinner, lighter and faster than the MacBook

    2:02am By Devindra Hardawar
    How much more can ASUS shave off of the ZenBook, its flagship ultraportable? Apparently, quite a bit. The company's new ZenBook 3, announced today at Computex, clocks in at just 2 pounds and 11.9mm (0.46-inches) thick. In comparison, the previous Zen...
  • Largest-ever math proof chews up 200TB of data

    Sun 11:20pm By Jon Fingas
    You've probably been asked to prove a math solution at some point, but never like this. Researchers have created the world's largest math proof while solving the Boolean Pythagorean triples problem, consuming a whopping 200TB of data -- the previous...
  • ARM prepares for VR in 2017's phones with new chips

    Sun 11:00pm By Devindra Hardawar
    Come next year, ARM has one major theme in mind for its next batch of mobile processors: virtual reality. Its new Cortex-A73 chip and Mali-G71 GPU are, naturally, faster than its current lineup. But more so than the past few years, where incremental...
  • Pope meets YouTube creators from around the world

    Sun 9:40pm By Jon Fingas
    Popes are no stranger to YouTube (Benedict XVI got a YouTube channel years ago), but Pope Francis is stepping things up a notch. He just met with 11 YouTube creators from around the world in a "first-of-its-kind" chat to share perspectives on issues...
  • The new 'Doom' hides sinister images in its soundtrack

    Sun 8:06pm By Jon Fingas
    It's no secret that the new Doom is chock-full of Easter eggs and other surprises, but the latest is one you wouldn't find just by wandering around the game's tortured halls. Intrepid fan TomButcher has noticed that at least one tune in the soundtra...
  • Iran orders messaging app makers to store data inside the country

    Sun 6:34pm By Jon Fingas
    Iran's attempts to stifle dissenting views through online censorship don't usually work all that well, so it's trying a new strategy: bringing more of that data within its own borders. It's ordering messaging app developers to move all their Iranian...
  • 'Catlateral Damage' VR is out on Steam for HTC Vive

    Sun 5:02pm By Mariella Moon
    Smashing pots and vases as a rampaging virtual kitty sounds so much more fun if you can physically act it out, doesn't it? Good thing you can do just that if you have an HTC Vive. Catlateral Damage, that game that puts you in the body of a mischievou...
  • Google won't get a deal on French taxes

    Sun 3:33pm By Jon Fingas
    If Google was hoping that France would give it a UK-style tax break, it's going to be in for a rude surprise. The country's Finance Minister Michel Sapin informs Reuters that there won't be any negotiations with Google over the €1.6 billion in...
  • Tesla hosts a grand opening for its Gigafactory on July 29th

    Sun 2:02pm By Jon Fingas
    Tesla's sprawling Gigafactory has yet to kick into full swing, but that isn't stopping the electric car maker from giving its plant an official debut. It's inviting its biggest fans (including those who referred buyers) to a grand opening for the Gig...