Instant Pot Ultra cookers are 50 percent off at Amazon for Memorial Day

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Save over $100 on this portable personal air conditioner

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Scientists Are Racing to Save These Sea Stars From Extinction

Photo: Dennis Wise/University of Washington Since 2013, a disease exacerbated by overheating oceans has been decimating sea star populations, especially those of one particularly striking variety: sunflower sea stars. Over the course of three years, the illness killed off nearly 91% of the sunflower species’ global population. Now, scientists are fighting to restore the beautiful…

Sigma fp L hands-on: Tiny camera, big sensor, enormous compromises

Sigma created some buzz with the original 24-megapixel FP thanks to the cool, diminutive body and high-end video capabilities including RAW recording. Now, it has introduced the $2,500 fp L with the same body but a much higher resolution 61-megapixel sensor. Along with the camera, Sigma unveiled an external electronic viewfinder, which was the original…

I Gave Up Fighting Incessant Spam Calls and Let Charizard Take the Wheel

Fight off those spammers with your favorite Pokémon.Photo: Florence Ion/Gizmodo No matter how many times you decline the call or add your number to Do Not Call lists, the spammers are ultimately going to find you. They will stop at nothing to remind you of your expiring car warranty. Advertisement Even with the Google Pixel…

Xiaomi says it can fully charge a phone in eight minutes

In the saturated world of smartphones, charging speeds have become another way for manufacturers to stand out from the crowd. Records have been smashed and milestones achieved by companies jostling for attention. Today, China’s Xiaomi has put its new fast charging system to the test and beaten world records in wired and wireless charging in…

The Movement to Protect Your Mind From Brain-Computer Technologies

Recording memories, reading thoughts, and manipulating what another person sees through a device in their brain may seem like science fiction plots about a distant and troubled future. But a team of multi-disciplinary researchers say the first steps to inventing these technologies have already arrived. Through a concept called “neuro rights,” they want to put…

The best 60-percent keyboards you can buy

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Gaming keyboards are plentiful and diverse right now. You can buy them in black or white, wired…

The Morning After: A surprising cloudy day on Mars

NASA’s Curiosity rover has been able to register something which, while unremarkable on Earth, is an interesting phenomenon for Mars — cloudy skies. The agency has shared images of “shining” clouds, able to form on a planet that has a relatively thin atmosphere. Nothing has been confirmed just yet, but they could be naturally formed…

Google says it won’t build Privacy Sandbox backdoors

Google is attempting to assuage concerns that it will somehow bypass the privacy-friendly rules it’s introducing in place of third-party cookies in Chrome. With the changes expected next year, the company recently told apprehensive advertisers that it will be beholden to the same techniques it is imposing on others. “We’ll be using these [Privacy Sandbox]…