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New in our buyer’s guide: The Galaxy S8 and Gear VR controller

Last month we updated our buyer's guide with a bunch of stuff and whaddya know: six days later we published our glowing review of both the Galaxy S8 and S8+. With scores of 91 and 92, respectively, both deserved a spot on our shortlist. And those are...
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‘Angry Birds’ will celebrate its 10th anniversary with another movie

How will you celebrate the 10th anniversary of one of Finland's biggest exports? No, I'm not talking about electrical machinery or oil -- I mean Angry Birds. Well, Columbia Pictures and Sony are doing so with a sequel to the furious fowl's silver scr...
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Welcome to Tomorrow, the home of stuff that hasn’t happened yet

It was just about a month ago that Christopher Trout put up a post on Engadget introducing himself as our new editor-in-chief. Since then, we've been busy drilling down into the areas we cover best: consumer electronics ("gear"), gaming and entertain...
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The Morning After: Monday, May 22nd 2017

Hey, good morning! Over the weekend, you might have missed the (legal) consequences of emoji, Microsoft's holographic display that could squeeze inside your glasses, and how drones and AI are battling poachers.
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Check out the Destiny 2 gameplay trailer

 As we inch closer to E3, games are top of mind. The Destiny 2 gameplay trailer was finally released earlier this week, which you can check out below. But as Forbes pointed out, there is still a hint of mystery and a dash of disappointment when it comes to the Destiny 2 PC port. For one, Destiny 2 for PC is not officially slated for the same September 8 release date as its PS4 and Xbox One… Read More
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Recommended Reading: Inside Apple’s new spaceship campus

One More Thing Steven Levy, WiredApple's so-called spaceship campus, or Apple Park, has been in the works for a while now, but this week Wired gave us a big update on the progress. The obsessive attention to detail, tunnel entry, modular "pod" se...
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The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to the weekend. We're looking back at all the big Google I/O news, as well as an easy way to fix WannaCry.
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‘Nex Machina’ brings co-op robot slaughter to the couch June 20th

Developer Housemarque's ode to Robotron: 2048, Nex Machina, finally has a release date: June 20th on both PC and PlayStation 4. And if you were a fan of what you played in the beta but thought it was missing something, maybe that je ne sais quoi was...
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The only thing worse than the fidget spinner craze is fidget spinner apps

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In a matter of weeks, fidget spinners went from something almost nobody had ever heard of to the must-have toy of the season. The anxiety-reducing handheld spinners are so ubiquitous that dozens of developers are trying to cash in on the phenomenon with fidget-spinner themed mobile apps.

People are into it, apparently. So into it that the top game in the iOS app store is a virtual fidget spinner that doesn't do anything but spin.

The app is called Finger Spinner and it lets you swipe a virtual fidget spinner. You get five swipes to get it to spin as many times as possible, and you earn coins based on how many spins you get. The coins are used to improve the stats of your spinner, and spinning unlocks new spinners that all act the same but are aesthetically different. Read more...

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The only thing worse than the fidget spinner craze is fidget spinner apps

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In a matter of weeks, fidget spinners went from something almost nobody had ever heard of to the must-have toy of the season. The anxiety-reducing handheld spinners are so ubiquitous that dozens of developers are trying to cash in on the phenomenon with fidget-spinner themed mobile apps.

People are into it, apparently. So into it that the top game in the iOS app store is a virtual fidget spinner that doesn't do anything but spin.

The app is called Finger Spinner and it lets you swipe a virtual fidget spinner. You get five swipes to get it to spin as many times as possible, and you earn coins based on how many spins you get. The coins are used to improve the stats of your spinner, and spinning unlocks new spinners that all act the same but are aesthetically different. Read more...

More about Tech, Mobile, Gaming, Apps And Software, and Fidget Spinner