ICYMI: More gadget highlights from CES 2021

  • January 16, 2021
While CES was a bit different this year, we still managed to check out a number of inspiring new devices, apps and services. While we acknowledged the most promising tech in Engadget’s Best of CES awards, there remain a bunch of gadgets that didn’t m…

This AI smart crib gently bounces waking babies back to sleep

  • January 15, 2021
There is nothing in the world more valuable to new parents than sleep. To help with that, Cradlewise developed a smart crib that uses AI and a built-in monitor to help your little one stay snoozing for as long as possible.  A sleekly designed bassine…

Filo’s Tata prevents parents from forgetting kids in car seats

  • January 14, 2021
Since 1998, more than 800 children have died in the United States after being forgotten in cars. The Italian startup Filo has created a Bluetooth-based baby alarm system dubbed Tata that is placed in or on the car seat to prevent these tragic acciden…

Breaking down the AI wizardry of ‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’

  • January 13, 2021
There are some wild stats about Microsoft Flight Simulator. In the sim, all 117 million lakes in the world are rendered in their appropriate places. Each plane has more than 1,000 points that respond to a variety of conditions at any given time, incl…

Presenting the Best of CES 2021 winners!

  • January 13, 2021
As Wednesday draws to a close, so does a grand social experiment: the first-ever online-only CES. In the end, the experience was invariably different. We particularly missed being able to wander The Sands and learn about smaller, up-and-coming startu…

Watch the ASUS CES 2021 keynote in 8 minutes

  • January 13, 2021
While ASUS ROG’s CES presentation was all about PC gaming, its parent company’s keynote was a bit broader in scope. As you might expect, ASUS showed off a number of laptops, including the rugged Chromebook CX9 and the updated dual-screen ZenBook Duo…

Watch the ASUS ROG CES 2021 keynote in 12 minutes

  • January 13, 2021
ASUS ROG is completely focused on delivering products designed for PC gamers, and for CES 2021 the company didn’t disappoint. It revealed the new ROG Flow X13, which is an ultraportable laptop that has extra gaming power when you need it thanks to an…

The home fitness tech that will help us stay active in 2021

  • January 13, 2021
It shouldn’t surprise anyone that home fitness surged in popularity in 2020. Exercise equipment went out of stock as soon as the lockdowns started here in the US, and a flurry of fitness apps and videos flooded our feeds. How should consumers decide…

Sonos on where streaming music is going next

  • January 13, 2021
Coincidentally, home audio and smart speaker company Sonos launched its first foray into original content, Sonos Radio, just as the pandemic took hold in the US. It forced people indoors, and Sonos owners had the chance to use their speakers more tha…

What the NBA bubble can tell us about the future of sports

  • January 12, 2021
Sports leagues are the most public face of the struggle to balance every day comforts with the realities of COVID-19, and the NBA is no exception. The league’s last season finished with an abbreviated slate of regular season and playoff games that ha…