The Morning After: The allure of a $600 smartphone

Good morning! As the Engadget team limbers up for both Samsung’s big Galaxy Unveiled event and the world’s biggest mobile phone show (both later this month, we’ve got two smartphones that balance top-end specs with more wallet-friendly prices. Style in spades, but what about everything else? Review: Honor View 20 smartphone Despite a price tag […]

Many teens resist allure of smartphone ‘catnip’ — but some still struggle

The seemingly irresistible draw of social media scrolls on smartphones can be hard to withstand. But some teens are finding ways to strike a balance. Studies have found slight associations between spending five hours or more online and poorer adolescent well-being in surveys.

This Week In Trailers: Psychokinesis, Queer Eye, The Cage Fighter, Allure, Kangaroo

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week […]

The Sweetest Debut: Angie Thomas on Old School Hip Hop and the Allure of Cookie Lyon

Welcome to The Sweetest Debut, a regular installment in which we reach out to debut (or near-debut, we’re flexible!) fiction, poetry and nonfiction authors working with presses of all sizes and find out about their pop culture diets, their writing habits, and their fan-fiction fantasies. Today: Angie Thomas talks about her debut novel The Hate […]