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Watch a 3D printed neighborhood spring up from nothing

May 15th, 2019 at 3:42 am » Comments Off

  We’ve already seen a 3D printer construct a house. Now we can watch one build a whole neighborhood. On Thursday, housing nonprofit New Story shared a video that shows how it plans to build what it calls the “world’s first 3D-printed community” — a futuristic application of 3D-printing technology that could bring affordable housing […]



Thermomix introduces a small appliance that can do it all

March 21st, 2019 at 11:14 am » Comments Off

Remember those commercials for kitchen appliances that can do it all? “It slices, it dices, makes julienne fries!” Well, here’s an appliance that actually does do just about everything you could ask for when you’re in the kitchen. The Thermomix TM6, the latest smart appliance from Vorwerk, is here to save you counter space and […]



LG’s SnowWhite is like a Keurig for ice cream

March 18th, 2019 at 10:24 am » Comments Off

Or at least it might be. SXSW 2019 isn’t just about films, politicians, designers and social media founders. There are also gadgets here to check out. Enter LG’s SnowWhite, a concept machine designed to let you easily make ice cream at home. The SnowWhite is basically like a Keurig, featuring a pod-based system that allows […]



The home of the future isn’t smart — It’s ‘Living’ and green

February 8th, 2019 at 1:35 am » Comments Off

The varied universes of science fiction often offer inspiration for emerging technologies, or at least fitting leads for articles to describe them. Take the spaceship Moya from a sci-fi series called “Farscape,” which follows the adventures of a ragtag team of aliens very much in the spirit of “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Moya is a […]



iRobot unveils Terra, a Roomba lawn mower

February 6th, 2019 at 12:31 pm » Comments Off

  iRobot is best known for making vacuum cleaner robots: the infamous Roomba lineup. But the company also makes mopping robots (Braava lineup), pool cleaning robots (Mirra lineup), a bot to help clean gutters, and even programmable robots (Create lineup). So, what’s next for your home? A lawn mower robot. Queue the “get off my […]



Ford’s noise-cancelling doghouse keeps pups calm during fireworks

January 25th, 2019 at 1:08 pm » Comments Off

Rover can stay relaxed during the holidays. Many dogs and other pets are terrified of fireworks, and for good reason — their more sensitive hearing makes that pleasant popping turn into a cacophony of sounds. Ford, however, might provide some relief. The company (which is no stranger to high-tech beds) has built a doghouse that […]



Presenting the Best of CES 2019 winners!

January 12th, 2019 at 1:31 pm » Comments Off

Several hours of discussions and debate later, Engadget’s editors have decided who among our finalists should win our Best of CES awards. Below is our list of winners for each category, as well as Best of the Best and People’s Choice. Congratulations to all winners and finalists!



More than 100 million Alexa devices have been sold

January 12th, 2019 at 12:39 pm » Comments Off

More than 100 million devices with Amazon’s Alexa assistant pre-installed have been sold, the company said Friday. The new metric, revealed by Amazon devices SVP Dave Limp in an interview with The Verge, showcases just how quickly the company has crammed the voice assistant into disparate hardware devices and shoved them out the door. The […]



Weird CES: The bizarre things we didn’t expect to see

January 11th, 2019 at 11:39 am » Comments Off

  The Consumer Electronics Show is one of the biggest technology events of the year where brand new devices and products are shown off to the world, sometimes for the very first time. As such, you’ll see some of the coolest and most exciting things at CES. However, at CES 2019 we saw some things […]



Japan’s latest home robot isn’t useful — it’s designed to be loved

December 24th, 2018 at 12:16 pm » Comments Off

A pair of Lovot robots at their unveiling this week. Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images It’s not been a great year for home robots, with two high-profile projects — Jibo and Kuri — shuttering operations. But a new competitor from Japan is entering the market with a different approach. Lovot, created by Kaname Hayashi, a […]



This $1,500 mirror streams live fitness classes to compete with Peloton and ClassPass

December 8th, 2018 at 2:08 am » Comments Off

Another at-home fitness company is making its debut today. Mirror is coming out of stealth mode with the introduction of its eponymous device. It’s a mirror atop a 40-inch, 1080p vertical display that plays live or prerecorded fitness classes. The idea is that you can stand in front of the mirror, follow a trainer’s instructions […]



Natural gas firms have a proposal to convert home heating to hydrogen

December 7th, 2018 at 1:18 am » Comments Off

Three companies want to test out a pilot project in Northern England by 2028. Three natural gas distributors issued a report this week detailing plans to convert the UK’s residential gas system to a hydrogen delivery system. UK firms Northern Gas Networks and Cadent, as well as Norwegian gas firm Equinor, wrote that the proposal […]



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