China Tests the Limits of Its US Hacking Truce

For the last two years, America’s cybersecurity relationship with China has been held up as a triumph of digital diplomacy: Since the two countries signed an agreement not to hack each others’ private sector companies for commercial gain in late 2015, that pact has come to represent one of the most effective demonstrations in history …

CircleUp announced $125 million venture fund

CircleUp, what’s been a marketplace for consumer and retail investing, is announcing that it now has a $125 million growth fund to invest in companies directly. Using machine learning technology called Helio, CircleUp Growth Partners says it will be able to identify potential investments using data about companies to predict success. CircleUp co-founder and COO Rory …

Microsoft reveals new spin on the Surface Pro with super-fast modem

At Microsoft’s big Future Decoded event in London this morning the company officially revealed its new spin on the Surface Pro, which comes with cellular connectivity. The official name for this fresh variant of the hybrid is the Surface Pro with LTE Advanced, and it comes with an LTE-A modem, as you might guess. It’s …

The Rylo Camera Makes Everything You Shoot Look Amazing

Alex Karpenko hands me a camera and tells me to run. We’re standing on a pier in San Francisco, and the device in Karpenko’s hand is an unreleased prototype of a new, software-driven video camera called Rylo. Karpenko wants me to see what he and co-founder Chris Cunningham show recruits and investors when they ask …

Engadget giveaway: Win a Fluance Fi50 Bluetooth speaker!

Speakers don’t always need to fit in a backpack or provide a lot of chatter, but you do want them to offer big sound and quality audio output at a decent price. Fluance’s $200 Fi50 Bluetooth speaker is a great example of those core basics. This speaker is powered by a 40-watt amplifier, with aptX …