App economy to grow to $6.3 trillion in 2021, user base to nearly double...

The global app economy will be worth $6.3 trillion by 2021, up from $1.3 billion last year, according to a new report this morning from app analytics firm App Annie. During that same time frame,...

Cloudflare launches app development platform, announces $100M investment fund

Cloudflare launched a brand new app development platform today called Cloudflare Apps, and announced the $100 million Cloudflare Development Fund, started by its investors to back some of the better ideas. The platform lets developers...

No Disney remake will be able to top the 1997 ‘Cinderella’ with Whitney Houston...

Sorry, Beauty and the Beast: ABC's 1997 televised remake of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella is the best live-action remake of a Disney film. Yeah, I said it. In the face of the highly anticipated Beauty...

Alexa now takes orders from Amazon’s instant Prime Now and alcohol delivery services

After embedding its Alexa voice assistant into its main Amazon app last week, this week Amazon is expanding Alexa’s functionality yet again: today the company announced that it will now let Prime subscribers order from...

The Galaxy Tab S3 is good, but not $600 good

Samsung is continuing its quest to outdo Apple at the tablet game with the new Galaxy Tab S3. The $600/£599 Android slate improves on the already pleasant multimedia experience that the Tab S2 offered by...

This nonprofit is using innovative storytelling and tech to humanize the water crisis

Image: Courtesy of charity: water For two months out of every year, villagers in Adi Etot live comfortably. Crops flourish in the northern Ethiopian community, and natural springs teem with water. Though the water isn't...

What we love and hate about ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’

A veteran Mass Effect player and a complete novice walk into a bar. This isn't the beginning of a terrible joke: Instead, it's the premise of a conversation between Engadget associate editor Timothy J. Seppala...

Ann Druyan on the new Carl Sagan-narrated Apple commercial

Apple released this lovely new commercial featuring Carl Sagan reading from his magnificent 1994 book Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space, now available as an audiobook. This surprising partnership spurred...

Marbl launches a social network and travel tool for the millennial jet set

Marbl Media wants to be the mobile app that a new, millennial generation of jet setters goes to flip the script on how to share tips and plan trips. Starting with an Instagram platform for...

Samsung unveils productivity-boosting DeX dock for Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphones

The Samsung Galaxy S8 sits snug as a bug in the new DeX dock. The phone as computer companion—or outright replacement—is an idea as old as the smartphone itself. And with today's faster mobile processors,...