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A weekly news show chronicling our crippling collective addiction to technology.The Engadget Podcast returns!
Get your headphones ready folks, because the Engadget Podcast is back in action! Early next week, Devindra Hardawar and Cherlynn Low will host our first new episode in nearly two years, diving in with reactions to Microsoft’s massive Surface event. After everything that we’ve seen, is Microsoft making better PCs than Apple now? Subscribe now to listen in as soon as it drops.
Coming to a Williams-Sonoma near you.Le Creuset’s Star Wars collection includes a $900 dutch oven
The “Han Solo in Carbonite Signature Roaster” is only $450.
Our dual-screen future is here… next year.Surface Neo and Duo
More stable than iOS 13, too.Apple iPadOS review: More like a laptop than ever
Beyond a handful of visual changes, the platform’s biggest improvements come in the form of desktop-class web browsing in Safari, key changes to Apple’s multitasking tools, a new approach to file downloads and more. According to Chris Velazco, “We’re still not at the point where iPadOS turns iPads into full-blown computer replacements for most people, but the update is a big step down that path.”
Avoid installing strange apps.Google found a serious Android flaw affecting Pixel, Samsung and Huawei phones
Google researchers have discovered an unpatched vulnerability on its own Android OS that affects the Pixel 1 and 2, Huawei P20, Samsung Galaxy S7, S8, and S9. It disclosed the problem just seven days after finding it, as the exploit is a “zero-day” that is already being exploited in the wild. Other devices affected are the Xiaomi Redmi 5A, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, Xiaomi A1, Oppo A3 and the Moto Z3.
This is the series’ first new entry since 2014.Microsoft ‘Flight Simulator’ hands-on
Microsoft is now accepting applications for a pre-alpha Flight Simulator Insider program due to kick off later this year. The full game will launch on PC in 2020 and on Xbox after that. To find out what the ultra-realistic sim has to offer this time around, read Jessica Conditt’s impressions.
“Flight Simulator offers a new perspective on the world, period. Developers are committed to holding a mirror to reality, researching and recreating accurate atmospheres, cockpits, wind patterns, flight maneuvers, weather and locations. Even the stars in the night skies are accurate.”
But wait, there’s more…
- Chevrolet unveils convertible and race car versions of its 2020 Corvette
- Surface Earbuds look weird, but they feel great
- Here’s everything Microsoft announced at its Surface event
- Watch people trying (and occasionally failing) to use Tesla’s Smart Summon feature safely
- Analog Motion’s AMX is a light and affordable e-bike for commuters
- Watch Samsung’s Galaxy Fold fall woefully short of 200,000 folds
- Sony puts PlayStation’s ‘Games of a Generation’ on sale
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