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Save $199 on Apple’s latest 13-inch MacBook Pro at Amazon

Sponsored Links Dana Wollman / Engadget Apple’s 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro is less than a month old, but you can already save on some models. Amazon has discounted the 8th-generation Core i5, 512GB model to $1,300, down from $1,499. The company has also reduced the price of the 10th-generation Core i5, 1TB variant to $1,800, down from …

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The best gifts for dad under $50

When buying gifts for a loved one, it’s easy to fall into the trap of spending big. This is especially true for tech-competent parents who always seem to have the best tech that money can buy. But that doesn’t always need to be the case, so we’ve put together a list of gift suggestions for …

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The first Atari VCS units should be ready by mid-June

Sponsored Links Atari Atari’s repeatedly delayed VCS console is nearly ready two years after its announcement. The team has revealed that the first 500 (or so) Atari VCS production models should leave the factory by mid-June. That will still leave the majority of Atari’s 11,597 crowdfunding backers waiting, but the team “cautiously” expects that production …

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Image bricks some Android phones when used as wallpaper

Sponsored Links Chris Velazco/Engadget Never mind a text character crashing your phone — if you’re on Android, your choice of wallpaper could be a larger problem. Users have discovered (via Android Authority and 9to5Google) that an innocuous landscape photo is “soft-bricking” some Android phones when it’s used as a background. Your phone isn’t completely dead …

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Arlo Video Doorbell now takes commands from Google Assistant

Sponsored Links Arlo You no longer have to live in an Amazon-focused household for Arlo’s Video Doorbell to make the most sense. Arlo has introduced Google Assistant support to deliver notifications and send commands. If you’re worried about the ruckus outside, you can ask Google to “show me the front door” and get a video …

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Apple Watch Series 5 is on sale for $300 at Amazon

Sponsored Links Chris Velazco/Engadget Amazon just made it much easier to consider the Apple Watch Series 5 if you’re looking for a wearable to track your workouts or keep in touch with others. The internet retailer is selling the 40mm GPS model with a Sport Band for $300, or a solid $100 below the official …

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Samsung’s next Galaxy Watch gets spoiled by the FCC

Sponsored Links Engadget If Samsung was hoping to keep plans for a Galaxy Watch sequel under wraps, it’s probably disappointed. Droid-Life (via 9to5Google) has discovered a series of FCC filings that not-so-subtly reveal the next version of Samsung’s flagship smartwatch. It’s superficially similar, complete with 5ATM water resistance, GPS and LTE models. However, Samsung is …

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Amazon sellers use ‘collectible’ label to dodge price gouging rules

Sponsored Links jahcottontail143 via Getty Images Amazon’s measures to prevent price gouging have a relatively simple workaround. The Verge has learned that some third-party sellers are marking products as “collectible” to evade Amazon’s automated price controls. The internet retailer reportedly has price ceilings that normally kick in when a product is listed as “new,” but …

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OnePlus and McLaren have ended their phone partnership

Sponsored Links Richard Lai/Engadget OnePlus will no longer release McLaren editions of its phones in the future. The phonemaker and the British auto manufacturer have ended their partnership, a McLaren spokesperson has confirmed to Android Authority after reports about their split came out. Word started going around that the two were parting ways, because OnePlus …

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Microsoft cuts dozens of staff as it shifts to AI for MSN news stories

Sponsored Links AFP/AFP via Getty Images Workforce automation is about to cost dozens of news contractors their jobs. The Seattle Times and The Guardian report that Microsoft is letting go of dozens of news contractors (about 50 in the US, 27 in the UK) after June 30th due to a shift to AI news production …

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