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Amazon Echo Show falls victim to an old flaw at hacking contest

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Nicole Lee/Engadget The latest iteration of the Pwn2Own hacking contest just underscored an all-too-common flaw with smart home devices. The security research team Fluoroacetate hacked into an Amazon Echo Show 5 by taking advantage of its “patch gap” — that is, its use of older software that had been patched […]

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The best home air quality monitor

Engadget RSS Feed By Tim Heffernan This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full guide to home air quality monitors. A good air quality monitor can measure air pollution in your home—though it won’t actually […]

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Google Nest WiFi review: A solid mesh network with built-in Assistant

Engadget RSS Feed Google’s been trying to make the perfect WiFi gear for nearly five years, and Nest WiFi is its third-generation attempt at it. Like its predecessor, Nest WiFi, Google hopes, is pretty enough that you won’t shove it in a cupboard or behind your TV. After all, operating in plain sight is better […]

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Best Buy’s massive Apple sale includes a $250 iPad offer

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Best Buy has already unveiled its Black Friday ad, but if you’re in the market for some new Apple gear you can get your hands on some pretty hefty discounts right now. There are good deals to be had across the board, but its deals on iPads, HomePods and Apple […]

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Amazon discounts some Echo Show devices to their lowest price ever

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Little known fact: today is Alexa’s 5th birthday. To mark the occasion, Amazon is of course holding a sale. And like a lot of the company’s sales, there are a lot of questionable offers (free TP Link Smart Plug with Fitbit Versa 2 smartwatch, anyone?). To save you time, we’ve […]

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Google updates the Nest Hub to sense where you are without a camera

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Cherlynn Low / Engadget If you’ve been patiently waiting for Google to update your Nest Hub or Nest Hub Max with the cool ultrasound sensing feature it unveiled last month, today is the day. According to Android Police and confirmed by Google, the company has started rolling out the feature […]

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The Morning After: A 900HP electric Mustang with a stick shift

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Mustang Lithium Ford Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. This year at SEMA, the stick shift is back, and Xiaomi has taken smartphone megapixel wars to a new level. Also, we’ve reviewed macOS Catalina and Facebook’s Portal TV, and the FCC has given its blessing to the merger of T-Mobile […]

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Ecobee’s eco+ update adds five cost-saving features

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Ecobee Smart thermostat maker Ecobee has just announced a new free update called eco+ that it claims will save you even more money when you use one of its devices. Ecobee is first rolling out eco+ to its latest product, the SmartThermostat. It’ll push the update to its other thermostats […]

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The red Instant Pot Duo is $40 off today

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Instant Pot After discounting the Ultra model last week, Amazon is back with another Instant Pot deal ahead of Black Friday. This time around, you can get up to $40 off the Instant Pot Duo, making the family-sized six-quart model $59.99. According to price tracker Camelcamelcamel, that’s the lowest price […]

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Google’s Assistant-friendly Nest WiFi router is available now

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Cherlynn Low/Engadget You now have your chance to try Google’s latest, Assistant-fueled take on home networking. As promised, Nest WiFi is now available through Google’s store and other channels. You can buy the core router by itself for $169, but the system only really comes alive when you buy Points […]

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