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Pacemakers are far more vulnerable to hacking than we thought

Back in January, the FDA has finally acknowledged that some pacemakers and other cardiac devices are vulnerable to hacking. But how vulnerable are they, exactly? A security company called WhiteScope has discovered 8,000 bugs that hackers can exploit...
Published on: Monday, May 29, 2017 | link

Alienware 15 review: Bigger, but not necessarily better

Getting your hands on a bleeding-edge gaming laptop is an exercise in chasing chip architecture. It's sort of a waiting game. You wait for Intel and NVIDIA to upgrade their GPU and CPU standards, you wait for early adopter manufacturers to put them t...
Published on: Monday, May 29, 2017 | link

ASUS' Tango-powered ZenFone AR will hit the US in July

We already knew from Google I/O that ASUS' ZenFone AR, the second-ever Tango phone (and the first to also support Daydream), was getting close to its official launch, and that it's coming to the US as a Verizon exclusive this summer. Thankfully, we n...
Published on: Monday, May 29, 2017 | link

Texas bill could mean jail time for flying a drone over oil facilities

The ebb and flow of legal rules when it comes to flying a drone, whether it's a cheap mainstream model or something a little more intense, is confusing. It also differs depending on country, and even state. When it comes to Texas, both the House and...
Published on: Monday, May 29, 2017 | link

The Morning After: Monday, May 29th 2017

Hey, good morning! Welcome to the new week. Most of you are probably enjoying a three-day weekend, but the show never stops at Engadget. We have a team of reporters settling into Taipei for Asia's biggest PC show, Computex, while we also look at the...
Published on: Monday, May 29, 2017 | link

Silicon-laced diamonds could lead to practical quantum computers

Scientists already believe that diamonds could be a solid foundation for practical quantum computers. You can use atom-scale defects in diamond to store quantum bits that hold contradictory data (say, both on and off) in a way that lets you read the...
Published on: Monday, May 29, 2017 | link

ASUS blew a hole in its newest wireless router

Wireless routers have been, for years, ugly black rectangles that we've habitually tried to bury behind our TVs and bookshelves. ASUS is hoping that you'll think differently about the Blue Cave, its new WiFi router that looks like an electric pencil...
Published on: Monday, May 29, 2017 | link

ASUS ZenBook Pro UX550 is a powerhouse with a 4K touchscreen

It's been well over two years since ASUS announced its original ZenBook Pro, and while it received a spec bump late last year, it's about time for the company to revamp its premium desktop replacement line. Announced at the "Edge of Beyond" event ahe...
Published on: Monday, May 29, 2017 | link

ASUS ZenBook Flip S is the thinnest convertible yet

If you're shopping for a new laptop for the back-to-school season, get ready to be spoiled for choice. At its event in Taiwan today, ASUS showed off a slew of new laptops and convertibles, leading with the ZenBook Flip S, which the company says is th...
Published on: Monday, May 29, 2017 | link

ARM's new mobile processors are built for AI on the go

When ARM showed up at Computex last year, it brought a bundle of smartphone processors that pushed for better mobile VR. As you might've noticed, though, AI is one of the big new trends in mobile this year — is it any surprise that the ARM's pu...
Published on: Monday, May 29, 2017 | link