Tucker Carlson Talks Nonsense About U.S. Invading Canada To Remove Trudeau

“Why should we let it become Cuba?” the Fox News host said after suggesting America launch an attack to “liberate” Canada.

PagerDuty CEO Quotes Martin Luther King Jr. in Worst Layoff Email Ever

Considering the steady stream of layoffs coursing through the tech industry, it’s understandable that some CEOs want to take extra care when informing employees that their company will also be cutting jobs. However, calling layoffs “refinements” and quoting Martin Luther King Jr. is not the way to go.

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The Acer Chromebook 516 GE is Fun, But It's No Gaming Laptop

It’s been a while since I’ve been on a Chromebook. I was a dedicated user of the Google Pixelbook when it launched. Its 2-in-1 form factor fit my life surprisingly well, and I even turned it into a podcasting machine on the go. But then the laptop started aging out, and I needed something that could handle video and…

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Engadget Podcast: MacBook Pro M2 review, Samsung Unpacked preview

We’ve finally got new gadgets to review! This week, Cherlynn, Devindra and Engadget’s Sam Rutherford dive into the new 14-inch MacBook Pro with an M2 Max chip. Sure, it looks the same as before, but demanding users may appreciate the performance bump. Also, they discuss where the new M2 Pro-powered Mac Mini fits into Apple’s lineup. And of course, Cherlynn and Sam update us on everything they expect from Samsung’s Unpacked event next week. We’ll get the Galaxy S23, naturally, but rumors also point to new computers too.

Listen below or subscribe on your podcast app of choice. If you’ve got suggestions or topics you’d like covered on the show, be sure to email us or drop a note in the comments! And be sure to check out our other podcasts, the Morning After and Engadget News!



  • MacBook Pro M2 Max review and Mac mini thoughts – 1:26

  • Samsung Unpacked 2023 preview – 13:02

  • Other news: Hacker leaks 2019 No Fly list – 27:14

  • Microsoft announces multibillion dollar investment in OpenAI days after layoffs – 33:45

  • Scientists found a colony of Emperor penguins after tracking poop markings on satellite images – 43:10

  • Formovie Theater UST projector and LG CineBeam projector reviews – 47:30

  • Ayaneo 2 handheld review: Like a Steam Deck, but fancier – 59:00

  • Pop culture picks – 1:06:14


Hosts: Cherlynn Low and Devindra Hardawar
Guest: Sam Rutherford
Producer: Ben Ellman
Music: Dale North and Terrence O’Brien
Livestream producers: Julio Barrientos
Graphic artists: Luke Brooks

Brett Kavanaugh Says ‘There Are Great Relations’ Among All 9 Supreme Court Justices

The conservative justice described last term as a “difficult year at the court” during an appearance at the University of Notre Dame’s law school on Monday.

The Morning After: Will AI be your next lawyer?

In a new study, University of Minnesota law professors used ChatGPT AI chatbot to answer graduate exams at four courses in their school. The AI passed all four, but with an average grade of C+. The University of Minnesota group noted ChatGPT was good at addressing “basic legal rules” and summaries, but it floundered when trying to pinpoint issues relevant in a case.

When faced with business management questions in a different study, the generator was “amazing” with simple operations management and process analysis questions, but it couldn’t handle advanced process questions. It even made mistakes with sixth-grade-level math – something other AI authors have struggled with.

If you’re unsure whether we’re ready for robot lawyers, you’re not the only one. DoNotPay is a free AI-powered chatbot that can draft letters and fill out forms for various legal matters, including appeals for parking tickets. Joshua Browder, the CEO of the New York startup, announced his company’s bot would represent a defendant fighting a traffic ticket in the courtroom on February 22nd. However, he received multiple jail threats from state bar prosecutors if he was to go through with his plan. DoNotPay is postponing its court case. Browder told NPR “The truth is most people can’t afford lawyers. This could’ve shifted the balance and allowed people to use tools like ChatGPT in the courtroom that maybe could’ve helped them win cases.”

– Mat Smith

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Tesla Cybertruck won’t enter mass production until 2024

The electric pickup will only be available in small numbers this year.

During a conference call discussing Tesla’s latest earnings, company chief Elon Musk said mass production of the Cybertruck, its electric pickup, won’t begin until 2024. He still expects manufacturing to kick off “sometime this summer” but warned output would be “very slow” early on. Tesla unveiled the Cybertruck in 2019.

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Ayaneo 2 review: A Steam Deck Pro?

A nicer screen, way better performance, but double the price.

For people intrigued by the Steam Deck but want something with a bit more performance, the Ayaneo 2 is a great little (pricey) portable gaming PC, says Engadget’s Sam Rutherford. It features a newer Ryzen 7 6800U CPU that pumps out frame rates between 25 to 40 percent higher than the Steam Deck, while its sophisticated hall sensor joysticks deliver even more responsive controls. The Ayaneo 2 also features a seven-inch bezel-less LCD display with a higher 1,920 x 1,200 resolution and tons of connectivity, thanks to three USB-C ports. Crucially, it’s based on Windows 11 instead of SteamOS, which means it should run practically any game you can think of. The main downsides are somewhat short battery life (about two and a half hours on a charge), the lack of built-in touchpads and a starting price $450 higher than the Steam Deck. Yeah, that’s about double.

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DOJ says it disrupted a major global ransomware group

The agency claims the infiltration has thwarted over $130 million in ransom demands.

The US Department of Justice has spent months infiltrating and disrupting the Hive ransomware group, the agency announced on Thursday. The DOJ says Hive has targeted over 1,500 victims in 80-plus countries, extorting hundreds of millions of dollars in ransom payments. It first infiltrated Hive’s network in July 2022, providing over 300 decryption keys to Hive’s current victims and more than 1,000 keys to previous victims – preventing over $130 million in ransom payments.

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Hacker arrested for trying to sell personal information of nearly every Austrian citizen

The personal data includes full names, addresses and dates of birth.

Dutch authorities arrested a hacker for obtaining and trying to sell the personal information of nearly every Austrian citizen in May 2020 – and the defendant had also offered “similar data sets” from Italy, the Netherlands and Colombia. Authorities say the hacker posted in an online forum the nine million data sets, which police say consists of “registration data” residents must provide to authorities: full names, addresses and dates of birth – but no financial info. “Since this data was freely available on the internet, it must absolutely be assumed that these registration data are, in full or in part, irrevocably in the hands of criminals,” the police said.

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The best VR headsets for 2023

There’s never been a better time to jump into virtual reality.

Headsets have come a long way since the launch of the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive six years ago. The Meta Quest 2 has already been around for two years, and it’s proven to be a very capable portable VR experience. And if you’re looking for a more immersive experience, high-end PC headsets are getting cheaper (and there’s the new PS VR 2 to look forward to). Read on for our top picks.

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Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera Grilled Matt Gaetz On ‘Torturing’ McCarthy And It Got Frosty

Tensions rose over Rivera’s characterization of the far-right congressman to his face.

Samsung's Galaxy Buds 2 are $55 off right now

With the launch of the Galaxy Buds 2 last year, Samsung brought premium features like active noise cancellation (ANC) to its entry-level headphones, while keeping the same $150 price as the Galaxy Buds+. If that’s still too much money, you can now grab a pair at Amazon in multiple colors for just $95, for a savings of $55 or 37 percent. 

Buy Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 at Amazon – $95

The Galaxy Buds 2 received a solid 84 Engadget Review score thanks to a number of big improvements. The biggest is the addition of ANC, along with an adjustable ambient sounds mode. While the ANC doesn’t block external sounds as well as more expensive earbuds, it’s a big improvement over simple passive noise cancellation They also offer improved sound quality, with ample base and balanced sound. It also offers EQ presets and the ability to control features using the Galaxy Watch 4.

They’re 15 percent small and 20 percent lighter than the Galaxy Buds+, making them he company’s smallest and most comfortable earbuds to date. Battery life isn’t incredible at 5 hours (with ANC enabled), but the case holds an additional three full charges and it supports Qi wireless charging as well. Call quality is solid thanks to AI that helps reduce background noise.

All those features make the Galaxy Buds 2 a very solid buy, particularly at the $95 sale price that’s just off the all-time low. They’re designed to work best with Android devices, though so iPhone users will probably want to look elsewhere.

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RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel Fights For Reelection In Leadership Feud

A bitter leadership feud in the Republican National Committee is testing former President Donald Trump’s grip on his own “MAGA” movement.

OOF! Marjorie Taylor Greene Mocked After Her Amendment Fails Spectacularly

Greene’s amendment failed by one of the most lopsided votes you’ll ever see as Democrats and Republicans alike rejected it en masse.