Lenovo’s Project Crystal laptop looks like a Star Trek prop

from Lenovo Crystal Project is definitely sci-fi technology brought to life. Currently, there are no plans to turn the laptop concept into a retail product. Again. Instead, its ThinkPad division commissioned an exploration of the potential of transparent microLED panels and, sigh, AI integration. Engadget The most obvious use for a laptop's transparent screen would … Read more

Why Google’s Gemini image generation feature overcorrected for diversity

After complaints that Google's image generator built into its Gemini AI was (ugh) awake, Google explain why he may have overcorrected for diversity. Prabhakar Raghavan, the company's senior vice president of insights and information, said Google's efforts to ensure a broad range of people are generated in images “did not account for cases which clearly … Read more

‘Nanosphere’ paint could reduce a plane’s CO2 emissions

Every gram counts in commercial flying. Materials scientists at Kobe University have discovered “nanospheres» which are almost invisible silicone crystals. Particles can reflect light thanks to very broad and efficient scattering, research published in the Nano material applied by ACS log details. The result could mean covering a surface in bright colors while adding just … Read more

These are the first Xbox-exclusive games heading to Switch and PS5

Yesterday, during the big Nintendo Direct presentation, we heard about two of the four Xbox titles Microsoft said would appear on “other consoles.” One of them is Penmentcoming to Nintendo Switch, PS4 and PS5, finally, today. Microsoft Critically acclaimed Penment is an Xbox, PC, and Xbox Cloud exclusive since launching in late 2022. It features … Read more

Fujifilm updates its TikTok-famous compact camera

Fujifilm's X100V has, for some reason, been a huge hit on TikTok. This made it difficult to purchase, despite its tiny format and retro Fuji appeal. Fortunately, the company is here to make money offer an improved update, the 40.2 megapixel X100VI. While maintaining the same retro shape, it offers much faster shooting speeds, built-in … Read more

Nintendo’s next console may not arrive until 2025


Nintendo's Switch 2 (not its official name) was widely anticipated this year, but that might not happen. Now, the company has reportedly told publishers that the next-gen console is expected to release in the first quarter 2025. If this happens, it would mimic the release of the original Switch, which was announced in October 2016 … Read more

Want to live in NASA’s Mars simulation for a year?

NASA is seeking volunteers for its second year-long simulation mission to Mars, the Crew Health and Performance Exploration Analog (CHAPEA 2). For the duration of the mission, beginning in spring 2025, the four selected crew members will live in a 1,700-square-foot 3D-printed habitat in Houston. It costs money, but we don't know how much. At … Read more

Zuckerberg’s Vision Pro review, and robotaxis crashing twice into same truck.

Sometimes timing ruins things. Take this week, instead of detailing the disgust I feel towards this “meaty” rice, this week's Morning After sets its sights on Mark Zuckerberg, the multi-millionaire who has decided to review technology now. Does he know it's My concert? Meta's boss compared Apple's new Vision Pro unfavorably to his company's Meta … Read more

Mark Zuckerberg thinks the Quest 3 is much better than the Vision Pro

Meta chief Mark Zuckerberg posted his own review of Apple's Vision Pro on Instagram, inexplicably coming for our work here at Engadget. In a video shot directly from a Meta Quest 3 (oh of course), Zuckerberg didn't mince his words. He said he expects the Quest to be the best value for most people because … Read more