National Inventors Hall of Fame honors creators of Unix, power drills and more

The National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) joined Engadget on stage today at CES to announce its 2019 class of inductees. While the official induction ceremony won’t actually happen until May 2nd at the National Building Museum in DC, we can tell you that 19 separate innovators representing 12 different inventions will be honored. The […]

The EU’s unbundling directive is reinforcing the power of scale

ANEW YEAR often begins with a headache. For asset managers and brokers, last year’s pain was intensified by the European Union’s revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID 2), which came into force on January 3rd 2018. Among other things MiFID 2 obliged fund managers (the “buy side”, in industry argot) to pay brokers (the […]

Power projection or experimental flight? What Russian Tu-160 bombers actually did in Venezuela

The arrival of two Russian strategic bombers in Venezuela has jangled nerves in Washington and sent western media into meltdown. But the joint drills in the area don’t seem like an actual display of force, one analyst believes. The nuclear-capable Tu-160 strategic bombers, accompanied by two Russian Air Force heavy transport aircraft, landed in Caracas […]

IEX CEO Brad Katsuyama talks about disrupting Wall Street and the power of ‘Flash Boys’ on the upstart exchange

Brad Katsuyama, the CEO of upstart stock exchange IEX, didn’t realize how hard disrupting Wall Street would be. Katsuyama, who came to prominence as the star of Michael Lewis‘ 2014 best-selling “ Flash Boys,” said without the book, “I’m not sure if I’m sitting here for a stock exchange right now.”  Katsuyama spoke on Tuesday at Business […]

‘Fallout 76’ Power Armor Edition buyers will get their canvas bags

Among all of its other issues since launch, some of the most dedicated Fallout fans ran into a surprising issue with their $ 200 “Power Armor Edition” box for Fallout 76. Despite promo materials that promised a “West Tek Canvas Carrying Bag” for the included wearable T-51 helmet, what arrived was a much more cheaply-built […]

Captain Marvel NEW trailer: Brie Larson unleashes her POWER ahead of Avengers 4 trailer

Two days ago Marvel Studios announced a second look at Captain Marvel, much to the surprise of fans. After all, the Avengers 4 trailer is still yet to arrive but now looks likely for Wednesday. Nevertheless, the second Captain Marvel trailer was a surprise treat and shows more of Brie Larson unleashing her cosmic power. […]