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Four Netflix originals are coming to the Criterion Collection

Sponsored Links Netflix There was a time when you probably wouldn’t even think of Netflix when discussing films that should be in The Criterion Collection. Now, the streaming giant has announced that four of its originals will be part of the film archive. The Irishman and Marriage Story are two of four, which doesn’t exactly …

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Davos, CBDCs, and the Rise of Bitcoin Art

That’s a wrap! The World Economic Forum is over, and the key ideas coming out of Davos for our industry are: 1) a continued “blockchain, not crypto” narrative; 2) a belief in the inevitability of cashless futures (without much concern about the negative implications) and 3) the rise of CBDCs.  On the CBDC front, the …

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Studio Ghibli has embraced streaming, and the world is better for it

The complete works of animation powerhouse Studio Ghibli are expensive. As a teenager, I would save up my woeful Subway paychecks and, every few months, proudly walk into the nearest HMV store to buy another movie by famed director Hayao Miyazaki. It was an agonizingly slow process. But I gradually built up my then-DVD collection …

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These Online Stores Are Bitcoin Only

</header> <strong>The number of stores that accept cryptocurrencies such as <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BTC” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BTC</a> and <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BCH” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BCH</a> is growing. But while such stores will accept bitcoin alongside existing fiat payments, a handful operate in reverse. These online shops are bitcoin only and they’ve no intention of accepting fiat currency …

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What we’re listening to: Big|Brave and Beloved

In this installment of our audio IRL, managing editor Terrence O’Brien sings… er, types the praises of a band and a genre that isn’t for everyone. Senior news editor Billy Steele gets nostalgic for his glory days as one of his favorite bands is back together. Big|Brave Terrence O’BrienManaging Editor Big|Brave traffic in a particular …

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Everything Engadget played to wrap up 2019

Welcome back to Engadget’s Gaming IRL, a monthly segment where we run down what our editors are playing. For the most part, we spent the slow month of December catching up on the great games of the year, including Life is Strange 2, Astrologaster, Hypnospace Outlaw, and Wattam. And thanks to Netflix’s new Witcher series, …

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2016 indie hit ‘Hyper Light Drifter’ is free in the Epic Games Store

Sponsored Links Heart Machine The Epic Holiday Sale is still going, and today’s daily free game is Hyper Light Drifter. The top-down action RPG was crowdfunded a few years ago before it was eventually released in 2016, and now you can try it out yourself for zero dollars. Hyper Light Drifter’s 88 Metacritic score and …

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How AI helps unlock the secrets of Old Master and modernist paintings

Enlarge / Restorers of the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage remove surpeints and reveal the original of “Adoration of the Mystic Lamb” altarpiece by Van Eyck brothers. John Thys/AFP/Getty Images There’s rarely time to write about every cool science-y story that comes our way. So this year, we’re once again running a special Twelve Days …

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The best of Engadget’s Big Picture in 2019

Sponsored Links I love doing The Big Picture series for Engadget, even though it can take a lot of hunting to find a striking photo with a tech angle. I believe in the idea that, by creating some emotion, dramatic images help us grasp heavy concepts in a way that words alone can’t. Another is …

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Richie Hawtin wants you to explore his DJ sets through a mobile app

Sponsored Links Hutton Supancic/Getty Images for SXSW Have you ever wanted to know exactly what DJs are doing during sets besides cuing the next track? You now have a good opportunity to find out. Minimal techno pioneer Richie Hawtin (aka Plastikman, F.U.S.E. and other pseudonyms) has released a Closer app in beta for Android and …

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