Google’s upcoming security upgrade is only for its high-risk users

Google is readying special security tools for its high-profile users, reports claim, going beyond mere two-factor authentication. The development comes as investigations into the political impact of alleged Russian hacking during the US election in 2016 continue, alongside other high-profile attacks on data. However, according to insiders, Google plans to target its new system at a specific subset of users. … Continue reading

Defakto’s Vektor strikes a great balance as a minimalist, slim automatic watch

 Defakto is a small German watchmaker that has made a name for itself over the years thanks to the unique, but classic designs it boasts thanks to mark founder Raphael Ickler. The latest watch from Ickler and Defakto, the Vektor, continues this tradition of smart, minimalist looks, but adds a very slim case thanks to use of a Miyota 9015 automatic Japanese movement, and brings some extra… Read More

Ask Engadget returns (and you should send us your questions)!

A long time ago in a far-away land called 2013, we used to run a feature called “Ask Engadget” where you — our readers, fans, followers and critics — could ask us for our advice, opinions and recommendations on everything from cheap laptops and sta…

YouTube Live playthroughs are now a no-no for Nintendo Creators

Nintendo has updated its Creators Program’s rules to add a new entry: members can no longer broadcast on YouTube Live. The gaming titan has long been extra protective of its properties and regularly issues takedown notices for videos that use its gam…

Country All-Stars To Stage Benefit For People Affected By 4 Hurricanes

The funds will go toward helping people in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.

An Updated ‘TRL’ Gets Ready For A New Generation Of Music Fans

The music video request show that closed up shop in the age of on-demand internet is angling for a comeback.

Why Jerry Seinfeld Can Still Listen To Bill Cosby And Stephen Colbert Can’t

The two shared opposing viewpoints on Cosby’s tattered legacy.

Apple Watch Series 3 review: A good watch, a so-so phone replacement

With each generation, the Apple Watch’s purpose has seemed to shift. The first one demonstrated what Apple thought a wearable should be, and the second tried to be the perfect workout companion. When it came time to build the Series 3, though, Apple…

Elgato's Cam Link turns your DSLR into a souped-up webcam

Most of the time, I buy cameras for specific purposes. My DSLR exists to capture vacation photos and product shots for Engadget reviews. When I go on hikes or long bike rides, I pull out a GoPro Hero4. For some reason, however, I just can’t bring mys…

Recommended Reading: Streaming is changing the sound of music

Uncovering How Streaming Is Changing the Sound of Pop
Marc Hogan,

You don’t have to look far to find evidence of how streaming services have dramatically changed the way we listen to music. But it’s not just the consumption that’s been a…