Microsoft briefly tested ads in the Windows 10 mail app
The company claims it was just an experimental feature.
Verily shelves its glucose-monitoring contact lens project
The lenses haven’t been able to reliably measure glucose in tears.
Microsoft’s new experimental app is all about imitating emojis
Emoji8 demonstrates how developers can use Windows Machine Learning APIs.
Google releases gorgeous VR short film 'Age of Sail'
The 12-minute short is worth your time, even without a virtual reality headset.
More companies are chipping their workers like pets
Follow the yellow chip road to HR.
Scoot will add locks to its scooters to combat theft and vandalism
It said more than 200 were stolen or severely damaged in just two weeks.
Microsoft may release a disc-free Xbox One in 2019
You could even trade in discs for download codes.
Researchers want to power pacemakers with cotton-based biofuel cell
It could produce twice as much power as conventional options.
Death by push notification
Turning up my phone's notifications to max shattered my brain.
AI can create synthetic fingerprints that fool biometric scanners
DeepMasterPrints can dupe systems that only compare partial prints.
The best smartwatches and fitness trackers to give as gifts
From the Apple Watch Series 4 to the Fitbit Versa.
Facebook is testing a Watch Party-like feature for Messenger
It’s an internal test for now.
Sports streaming service DAZN adds baseball with MLB deal
A nightly show will feature some live action from around the league.
Samsung's free Galaxy phone themes won't be free anymore
You'll have to give them up after 14 days.
The kilogram has officially been redefined
It will be put into place next year.
Qualcomm reportedly hired crisis PR firm behind Facebook controversy
Its target? Reports say it's none other than Apple.
Engadget will once again judge the official Best of CES Awards
This is Engadget's sixth consecutive year presenting the official best-in-show awards.
Apple Mac Mini review (2018): A video editor’s perspective
The Mini is much improved after a long-overdue update, but limited graphics performance holds it back in certain cases.
The real villain of Netflix's adult thriller ‘Cam’ is big tech
‘First they came for the sex workers…’
Pixel 3 and 3 XL review: Google’s hardware takes a backseat to software
UK public broadcasters want top billing on streaming services
If their demand is met, it could be a major hassle for tech companies.
Watch Boston Dynamics’ SpotMini robot twerk to ‘Uptown Funk’
It's everything you never knew you wanted.
The Kindle Paperwhite is ready for the bath
The upgraded e-reader is lighter, has more storage and comes with six months of Kindle Unlimited.
The Real-Time Motion Capture Behind ‘Hellblade’
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Fujifilm X-T3 review: An X-Series camera that gets video right
Much better autofocus and speed, too.
Hyundai's Kona Electric is ready to hit the road
You'll barely notice the lack of engine noise over all your oohs and ahhs.
Surface Pro 6 review: Still the best 2-in-1 PC
But it's not a huge upgrade over the Surface Pro.