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Xiaomi’s Mi 10 Lite offers 5G for €349

For the most part, taking advantage of new 5G networks has meant buying some of the most expensive phones available on the market. With its latest phone, the €349 Mi 10 Lite 5G, Xiaomi hopes to change that.

Alexa can tell you what to do if you think you have COVID-19

Amazon is joining Alphabet’s Verily and Apple’s Siri in offering a COVID-19 screening tool. If you’re in the US, you can now ask your Alexa devices to assess your risk level for the disease, as well as what to do if you think you have COVID-19. Alexa…

Powerbeats review: Better workout earbuds at a better price

The Powerbeats Pro are some of the best true wireless earbuds I tested last year. They sound much better than any previous Beats in-ear option before and they’re loaded with handy features. However, the sound isn’t perfect and the over-ear hook desig…

Staying social when you’re forced to isolate

As millions of us adapt to new lives in relative isolation, we’re being forced to find increasingly creative ways to keep ourselves entertained. Luckily, social distancing doesn’t mean we have to be lonely. And hanging out with friends doesn’t have t…

Key vote on Alphabet’s smart neighborhood delayed over coronavirus

Sidewalk Labs, the part of Alphabet focused on smart cities, will have to wait a while longer to find out whether its Quayside project can go ahead. Waterfront Toronto, a tri-government organization spearheading the city’s lakeside overhaul, has push…

Engadget Podcast: How games (and Animal Crossing!) are keeping us sane

This week on the show, Devindra and Cherlynn dive into the deserted island life of Animal Crossing and how games can help us all survive being stuck at home. Also, Senior Editor Jessica Conditt describes how Doom Eternal — a literal romp thro…

Dyson to manufacture 15,000 ventilators following UK call for help

Many companies have offered to build much-needed ventilators during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, notably GM, Ford and Tesla. However, Dyson has now stepped up to the plate and the UK company known for vacuum cleaners and fans might have an ed…

The Morning After: Reviewing the iPad Pro (2020)

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

I spent the last few days talking with Huawei, listening to Huawei and (briefly) playing with its new flagship P40 Pro phone. If you’ve been following the company’s progress over recent years, you’ll know it rea…

Google Duo’s group video limit rises to 12 people just at the right time

With many of us cooped up at home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, video calls have become a rare lifeline to friends and family. To that end, Google has updated its popular Duo chat app by increasing the group video user limit from e…

NVIDIA adds ‘Control’ and other games to GeForce Now

NVIDIA’s GeForce Now has expanded its list of supported games with a bunch of new titles, starting with Remedy Entertainment’s and 505 Games’ action-adventure title Control. The supernatural action game supports graphics cards with ray tracing, which…