How much technology can you fit into a 0.8-millimeter-thick credit card? Last November, Coin offered a first taste of what was possible. The device promised to digitally hold eight credit or debit cards and let you choose between them at will. You could swipe Coin in any conventional card reader, and it would notify you Continue Reading →
Oculus Crescent Bay
Usually when we talk about virtual reality on Engadget, we talk about it in terms of entertainment, but it’s important to remember that the technology can be much more than a mere toy. It’s ability to substitute reality for any imaginable experience has been shown to have real, measurable effects on people, to the extent Continue Reading →
Apple TV
The center of a connected smart home could soon be the Apple TV, as Apple’s latest beta software officially brings HomeKit support to its $99 streaming set-top box. As first discovered by AppleInsider, Apple’s own notes for Apple TV Software beta 2 released on Tuesday note that the pre-release build “includes support for Family Sharing Continue Reading →
   While their devices were connecting to their Wi-Fi networks and their modems were connecting to their ISPs, the router and modem seem to be suffering from communication breakdown. The problem is affecting at least Belkin router models in the U.S. and other regions or the world regardless of ISP. Belkin has acknowledged there is Continue Reading →
Blue LEDs
The 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics will be awarded to three inventors — two Japanese and one American — who helped create blue light emitting diode (LED) technology. Blue LED semiconductors paved the way for energy-efficient white LED lighting and enabled LED lighting to get cheaper, produce more high-quality light and break into the mainstream. Continue Reading →
Tesla Motors
Tesla is expected to introduce an all-wheel drive version of its Model S sedan, according to a source familiar with the matter. Tesla calls this feature “dual motor,” which may answer what Chief Executive Elon Musk was referring to in a cryptic tweet last week. The Palo Alto, Calif., electric car maker’s co-founder posted an Continue Reading →