VLC update adds Chromecast and HDR support

If you're any kind of media nerd you know about VLC, the software video player that can handle just about any format or codec you throw at it. It's also on a ton of platforms, like macOS, Windows, Linux and even Xbox One. Now the ubiquitous app has a…

Night Out: An Evening With Nas Means Caribbean Food and Heavy Beats

The rapper is back in New York, and his long-awaited album is almost done. “Two weeks,” he said. “I always say I’m two weeks away from finishing.”

Your WD networked drive is vulnerable to remote attacks

If you have one of Western Digital's My Cloud nstorage drives, you might be particularly vulnerable to internet attacks. Exploitee.rs has discovered a number of unpatched security flaws in most My Cloud models that let remote intruders bypass the log…

Tapping Nas’ former fund manager Manhattan Venture Partners launches MVP All-Star fund

rashaun-steph-curry-andre-lou Rashaun Williams, a former fund manager at Queensbridge Venture Partners, the venture capital firm made famous by the hip-hop legend Nas, has joined boutique merchant bank Manhattan Venture Partners to leverage his proximity to star power for a new secondary investment fund. Read More

Engadget giveaway: Win a smart home surveillance kit courtesy of Synology!

What's the cat doing? Did I leave the window open? Who's been eating my cereal? Keeping track of your pets and home security is easier than ever, and with Synology's latest Surveillance Station software running on one of its NAS products, there's mor…

Matternet To Test The First Real Drone Delivery System In Switzerland

Screen Shot 2015-04-23 at 8.04.27 AM The Swiss postal service, Swiss Post, is going to attempt drone deliveries for the first time ever using Matternet, a company working on perfecting drone-based delivery systems. The first tests will happen in Switzerland this summer as proof of concept to “to clarify the legal framework, consider local conditions and explore the technical and business capabilities of the… Read More

ArtsBeat: SummerStage Expands Its Schedule, Beginning With a Concert by Tedeschi Trucks Band

SummerStage, the annual free concert series organized by the City Parks Foundation, will celebrate its 30th season this year.

Product Hunt Wins Best New Startup Of 2014

IMG_8504 Product Hunt, the online community where members submit and vote up the best new tech products, has been taking the industry by storm as founders, investors, early adopters and other tech enthusiasts now check the site on a daily basis. Today, the company also has the honor of winning the Crunchie award for “best new startup,” beating out runner-up Shyp to take home the trophy. Read More