Latest in Apple

Image credit:

Daily Roundup: All things Windows 10, cryptocurrency, tiny synths and more!

134 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Microsoft showed off the latest Windows 10 features today and also shook things up with a few other announcements -- like Windows Holographic (!). In other news of note, WhatsApp makes the jump to desktop, we take a stab at explaining cryptocurrency and Teenage Engineering comes out with an adorable set of synths you can fit in your pocket. Get reading for details on these stories and more!

What's new in Windows 10 for PCs? A lot.

Sure, we've known Microsoft's new OS was coming since September, but the company still managed to surprise us with news of universal apps, Project Spartan and its dive into augmented reality gear. Read on for the full breakdown of today's Windows 10 event.

This transforming phone is all heart, no brains

Who needs functionality when you can have an adorable phone instead? Nihon's transforming "Heart" phone weighs in at just 54 grams -- probably because it has no cameras, color displays or Bluetooth capabilities. Unfortunately, it won't be available for purchase in Japan until after Valentines' Day. (Sorry, guys. There's always CVS.)

When did Apple become the boring one?

Apple has made some tiny tweaks and several size adjustments to its arsenal of gadgets lately, but the company is lacking the unique ideas and innovation it had in the 2000s. Read why Aaron Souppouris thinks Apple is falling behind among the likes of Microsoft and Google.

A brief attempt at explaining the madness of cryptocurrency

WTF is "BTC," and should you invest in it? Mariella Moon breaks down all things cryptocurrency and explains how to obtain bitcoin (or something similar), where to store it and how to keep it safe.

WhatsApp finally comes to the web, but doesn't jibe with iOS

Messaging service WhatsApp has launched a web client that allows users to send messages from the desktop version of Google Chrome. Just scan a QR code and you'll be set up in no time -- unless you're running iOS, which is not supported at the moment due to "platform limitations."

Teenage Engineering will put a synth in your pocket for $59

Swedish startup Teenage Engineering is about to launch three pretty, pocket-sized synths at the NAMM trade show tomorrow. Each device in the Pocket Operator (PO) series costs $59 and runs on two AAA batteries, so you can do some 16-step sequencing on the go.

GamerGate target starts online harassment prevention program

After dealing with extreme cyber harassment during the peak of GamerGate, game developer Zoe Quinn has co-founded an online abuse network called Crash Override. The outlet provides support for others who may find themselves the victims of SWATting, doxxing or similar online abuse.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
134 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Lyft buys a startup that runs ads on top of ridesharing cars

Lyft buys a startup that runs ads on top of ridesharing cars

View
'Game of Thrones' duo will co-produce a Netflix series with Sandra Oh

'Game of Thrones' duo will co-produce a Netflix series with Sandra Oh

View
Flat Earth advocate dies after homemade rocket crashes

Flat Earth advocate dies after homemade rocket crashes

View
The best GPS trackers for cats and dogs

The best GPS trackers for cats and dogs

View
After Math: The rule of threes

After Math: The rule of threes

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr