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If you tend to work in Google Docs, you already know about it being down for hours on Wednesday, but only AT&T users had the pleasure of realizing their phones also didn't work for a good portion that same day. To fix it, AT&T told users…

The checkout line’s death knell | The Future IRL

We're all only about ten years away from sauntering into stores, grabbing whatever it is we want, then quick-stepping out like we stole it.

It'll be possible because many shops will be ringed with machine vision-enabling cameras and sensors, that ke…

Earbud translators will bring us closer: The Future IRL

The moment Google Pixel Buds were used earlier this month to demonstrate real time translation from Swedish to English, people started freaking out about potential use cases for this kind of technology. But the thing is, Google isn't the only company…

Twitter: From microblogging to the president’s mouthpiece

For the social media obsessed, Twitter's rise into the very fabric of our daily political lives might seem natural. But when you realize the site itself has only been around since 2006, Twitter's near-daily headlines in major news organizations i…

The Future IRL: Robot farmers do the dirty work

The US is facing an agricultural worker shortage, along with aging farm owners, at the same time it juggles demand in food from a global population boom. If we're being blunt, those elements added together would mean farmers and production are straig…

ICYMI: Control D-ing this show

Today on In Case You Missed It: When this show was announced on Engadget two years ago, we promised to find you the offbeat tech and science news you might have missed while following the previous day's big headlines. I've felt a great responsibi…

ICYMI: The evolution of car safety and a tiny search and rescue robot

Today on In Case You Missed It: While we're all focused on cars becoming autonomous and electric, automakers have also been making important advancements in safety. No where is that more apparent than in a collision between a 1998 Toyota Corolla…

ICYMI: Skydiving from drones while Lowe’s exoskeleton does heavy lifting

Today on In Case You Missed It: Latvian UAV company, Aerones, which specializes in heavy-lift drones, has made publicity stunts an annual tradition and this year is no different. They perched a man atop a 330 meter electrical tower, then sent the…

ICYMI: A ‘Back to the Future’ jacket and the super-secret space shuttle returned

While manned shuttle missions ended back in 2011, the US government is still sending reusable spacecraft into orbit. This past weekend the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle returned from its super-secret two year mission. Speculation about what the craf…