Apple’s iPad drops to $299, plus the rest of the week’s best tech deals | Engadget

Valentina Palladino

Now’s a great time to pick up Apple’s iPad ahead of the upcoming school year. The base, 10.2-inch tablet is $30 off right now and down to $299, which is the best price we’ve seen it. It may not have all the bells and whistles that the iPad Air does, but it’s a solid, budget-friendly … Read more

Galaxy Z Fold 3 Long-term durability report: Here’s what Samsung still can’t get right | Engadget

Here's what Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 3 looks like after a year in the real world.

Foldable phones are still kind of awkward, unproven devices. But over the last three generations (with a fourth presumably on the way), Samsung has made major strides with its designs, paving the way for innovative (though sometimes quite pricey) alternatives to the typical glass brick. And when you combine that with sales of nearing 10 … Read more

What to expect from Samsung’s August 10th Unpacked event | Engadget

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

Samsung is holding its next Unpacked livestream on August 10th, and expectations are running high. The company has used previous summer events to introduce new foldable phones, smartwatches and earbuds, and the company has effectively confirmed a repeat in 2022. Just what will appear this time around, though? Don’t worry — we’ll let you know … Read more

The Morning After: Winamp, your old MP3 software of choice, is back | Engadget

The Morning After

Winamp is the music software that just won’t die. In the first update in four years, the producers described it as the “culmination” of years of hard work, including two teams and a pandemic-dictated hiatus. The result is a lot of under-the-hood upgrades and improvements, but it’s still the music player a lot of us … Read more

The Morning After: Did Microsoft just neg Activision Blizzard? | Engadget

The Morning After

In a recent filing, Microsoft told New Zealand’s Commerce Commission that Activision Blizzard produces no “must-have” games. Weird thing to say when the company plans to spend $68.7 billion to buy the gaming giant behind Call of Duty, Overwatch, Diablo, World of Warcraft and plenty more. In the document, Microsoft said: “There is nothing unique about … Read more

BioLite adds portable power stations and a solar array to its charging lineup | Engadget

Jon Turi

After years of providing off-the-grid camping, cooking and pocketable charger tech, BioLite has moved further into the genre with its newest and more robust power-backup solutions. The company just announced the BaseCharge 600 and BaseCharge 1500 portable power stations, along with an accompanying SolarPanel 100. As with most products of this type, they’re great for … Read more

ASUS’ Zenfone 9 gets a bigger camera in a palm-friendly body | Engadget

Richard Lai

With the launch of its latest smartphone today, ASUS finally bids farewell to its quirky “Flip Camera” feature, but it still believes that there’s a market for compact flagships. The new Zenfone 9 only comes in one size, which has kept the same 5.9-inch screen and 169-gram weight as its predecessor, but packing a bigger … Read more

Google Photos for Chromebooks is getting a video editor and movie maker | Engadget

Nathan Ingraham

Later this year, Google Photos is going to get a significant update that has the distinction of first arriving on Chromebooks. According to a Google blog post, Google Photos will get a new movie editor and video editing features this fall as part of an update to Chrome OS. From the sound of things, it’ll … Read more