This week, we watched Apple announce iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, reviewed the LG G3, gave Cortana a psych eval and investigated the reality of life with autonomous cars. Read on for Engadget's news highlights from the last seven days. Oh, and be sure to subscribe to our Flipboard magazine!
This week at its 25th annual developers conference, Apple unveiled iOS 8, the newest version of its mobile operating system. Design-wise, it looks a lot like iOS 7, but there's a bunch of brand new features under the hood, including a health app, widgets, and yes, third-party keyboard support!
The G3 may only look like it's made of metal, but we're not holding any grudges. LG's 5.5-inch handset has 10-hour battery life and top-shelf specs, not to mention the nicest display on the market. Assuming it's not too pricey, the G3 could be one of the best Android phones available.
Apple's next desktop operating system is called Yosemite, and will arrive as a free upgrade this fall. Besides getting a few slight UI adjustments, the OS gained a pumped-up version of Spotlight and Safari, as well as a new AirDrop feature that let's you seamlessly transfer work between all of your Apple devices.
Thanks to a recent case between Google and Europe's biggest court, European users have the "right to be forgotten." Read on as our own Matt Brian breaks down the ruling and what it means for you.
This week, Apple unveiled a bunch of new features coming to iOS 8, but many of them didn't make it to the spotlight. Read on as our own Brad Molen uncovers a few of the lesser-known but awesome additions to the mobile OS.
Many companies have tried their hands at home automation and failed to stir things up. Android @ Home ring any bells? With its new HomeKit platform, Apple might have the market power to pull it off, but can it succeed?
Confident, caring, competent: these are just a few of the terms Microsoft's Susan Hendrich uses to describe Cortana, the personal assistant with attitude. Read on as our own Brad Molen investigates the lovable AI's development and the real-life personal assistants behind her demeanor.
What you're looking at is Lian Li's DX-01: a sleek, glass-faced office desk that happens to have a high-powered PC stuffed inside. What's more, you can buy it right now, starting at $990. That's just for the empty case, though -- you'll have to get all the computer bits yourself.
Self-driving cars have the potential to make our roadways safer and more efficient, but what does a world full of AI-controlled vehicles really look like? Read on as our own Sean Cooper explains the reality of life with autonomous cars.
What do devices of the future look like? Intel believes they'll be cordless, portless and won't need any passwords. Read on as our own Dana Wollman investigates the company's vision for 2015 and beyond.
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