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My quest to fix my terrible home WiFi

When I was young — in high school or so — my sister and I had a system worked out. Our Comcast cable internet service routinely seemed to flake out, so she and I would take turns running downstairs to the router, unplugging it, waiting for w…

Sega’s new app lets you remotely win prizes from a real claw machine in Japan

If you’ve ever wanted to play around on a claw machine without all the hassle of leaving your house — or even standing up — technology has come through for you. Sega has launched a new mobile apps, Sega Catcher Online, that lets you do exactly that…

Beats Solo Pro headphones are back to their lowest price on Amazon

Amazon is currently offering two Beats Pro models with a decent price cut, so if you’re in the market for new ear gear now is the time to act. First up, the Beats Solo Pro Wireless Headphones are available in all colors for $250 — that’s $50 off the…

How Weber used decades of expertise to improve smart grilling

The Weber Kettle is arguably the most iconic grill of all time.

There are other companies that have made a name for themselves with novel designs and features. But when you think about charcoal grills, I’ll bet the kettle shape Weber pioneered comes…

Engadget Podcast: Sonos and the inevitable death of connected gadgets

Sonos announced that it’s ceasing updates for several older devices this week, and its loyal customers aren’t taking very kindly to that. This week, Devindra, Cherlynn and Deputy Managing Editor Nathan Ingraham dive into Sonos’ plans, and what it say…

London police begin using live facial recognition tech across the capital

London’s Metropolitan Police Service has begun using live facial recognition (LFR) technology. At key areas throughout the city, signposted cameras will scan the faces of passing people, alerting officers to potential matches with wanted criminals. A…

The Morning After: Sonos tries again, and Tinder’s new tools

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Tinder decided the end of January was the best time to add several new features to its app, aimed at security and the end of catfishing. It’s not exactly your typical Valentine’s Day preamble, is it?

First, it…

Samsung is building its own version of AirDrop called Quick Share

Samsung is working on an AirDrop rival called Quick Share for its Galaxy phones, according to XDA Developers. The publication was able to obtain a copy of the feature’s APK from a source who reportedly has a Galaxy S20+ 5G, if that is indeed the phon…

Boston Dynamics gives its robot dog a developer SDK

Now that Spot is more clever and polite, Boston Dynamics is ready to set it free. The Softbank-owned robotics company announced that it’s making Spot’s SDK available to anyone who wants it via GitHub, starting today. The release will allow developers…

MIT’s new GPS system uses satellite images to put you in the right lane

If you’ve ever used GPS navigation while driving in an unfamiliar place, chances are you’ve had more than one incident with last minute merging — likely because the GPS hasn’t picked up on the number of lanes on the road, or where they lead to. But…