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The Mini SE combines green power with go-gart handling

The EV market continues to expand with more automakers releasing more vehicles. At auto shows, the cars of the future are now shown with electric powertrains instead of giant V8 engines. Automakers have also started looking backward for the vehicles of tomorrow. A few years ago Mini sort of did that. A subsidiary of BMW, …

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Pandora’s Voice Mode is your personal music assistant

Sponsored Links Nathan Ingraham / Engadget Pandora is rolling out Voice Mode to all users today. While you may have used Pandora voice controls on smart products like Amazon Alexa or Google Home, the new feature takes voice commands to the next level. It’s meant to be more like a personal assistant for music, and …

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Watch an electric Ford F-150 tow over a million pounds

Sponsored Links Ford Ford is trying to show its rabid pickup truck fans that EVs aren’t just for latte-sipping Tesla pilots. In an impressive demonstration of torque, an electric F-150 prototype towed 10 double-decker rail cars stuffed with 42 current-model F-150s, weighing over a million pounds (500 tons) in total. That shows promise that it …

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Google will pay $11 million to settle hundreds of age discrimination suits

Sponsored Links JHVEPhoto via Getty Images Following a long legal process that started in 2015, Google will pay out $11 million to settle 227 claims from people who believe they were wrongly denied a career at the company because of their age. The settlement agreement is still waiting for the approval of the judge overseeing …

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Uber tests a $25 Pass that covers Eats and transportation

Sponsored Links lcva2 via Getty Images Uber is testing a subscription option that offers all-inclusive or discounted access to all its services. It’s trialing a few variants of the plan in Chicago and San Francisco. All of them include trips on Jump e-bikes and scooters at no extra cost, free Uber Eats deliveries and a …

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Etsy buys music gear marketplace Reverb to expand its reach

Sponsored Links Artem_Furman via Getty Images Etsy is expanding its online shopping empire, albeit not in the way some would have expected. The company plans to acquire Reverb, one of the largest marketplaces for musical instruments, for $275 million. This is a chance to expand into a “new vertical” with a business that follows a …

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The Morning After: ASUS’ new gaming phone is barely a phone

Sponsored Links Engadget Welcome back, it’s Monday time. Over the weekend, Marvel decided to announce enough superhero TV and movies to keep you going for the next few years, while another Pixel 4 leak suggests some wacky hand gestures might be coming to Google’s next flagship phone. To celebrate the Apollo 11 Moon landing, we …

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Cannondale’s electric mountain bikes offer more power for the trail

Sponsored Links Cannondale Cannondale has electrified a significant chunk of its bicycle lineup, and now it’s determined to conquer the mountain biking world in earnest. The company has unveiled a redesigned Moterra e-bike (above) for the harsher climbs and a brand new Habit NEO (below) that’s designed for “fast and flowy” rides — say, a …

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Tinder rebels against Google Play app fees by taking direct payments

Sponsored Links Guillaume Payen/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Tinder is exploring a different approach to fighting app store fees — it’s simply ignoring what the store operators want. The dating giant has introduced a default payment process into its Android app that skips Google Play’s system entirely, instead taking payments directly. And if you go …

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Android will show a detailed look at your wireless earbuds’ battery life

Sponsored Links Jaybird Google has revealed a handful of new Fast Pair capabilities coming out this year that’ll make compatible Bluetooth headsets better competitors to Apple’s AirPods. One of those features is Android’s ability to display individual battery information for your earbuds and their case, and it’s coming out later this year. It’ll also add …

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