Nathan Ingraham

    Deputy Editor, News

    Nathan is the deputy managing editor at Engadget, keeping track of the site's daily news operations and covering Google, Apple, gaming, apps and weird internet culture. He's also Engadget's resident Chrome OS expert and has reviewed plenty of Chromebooks and smart speakers over the years. Prior to Engadget, Nathan was an editor at The Verge and has been covering the technology space for nearly a decade.

  • Victrola's Stream Carbon turntable works seamlessly with Sonos, at a price

    Victrola's Stream Carbon turntable is a well-built, expensive device that can stream your records wirelessly to any Sonos speaker. It's easy to set up and sounds great, but the $800 price point makes it a tough sell.

  • 'God of War: Ragnarok' is bigger but not massively better

    The God of War series has thrown nearly everything you can imagine at its protagonist Kratos since the first installment arrived way back in 2005. He's ridden giants up Mount Olympus, murdered the pantheon of Greek gods, come back to life from the underworld (several times) and, in 2018's reinvention of the series, dealt with an unruly pre-teen who just learned he was a god. But God of War: Ragnarok, which arrives tomorrow for the PS4 and PS5, manages to add to that impressive list.

  • The best Chromebooks you can buy in 2022

    Here's the list of the best Chromebooks you can buy right now, as reviewed by the experts at Engadget.

  • Steam for ChromeOS works on more devices and is easier to install

    Google and Valve have announced that Steam for ChromeOS has graduated to beta. The software now works on more devices, has better hardware support and includes a number of usability fixes.

  • Apple iPad Pro review (2022): An impressive stopgap

    Apple just released two new iPads. One of them, the basic 10th-generation iPad, was rebuilt from the ground up. The new iPad Pro, on the other hand, is a much simpler update. The company took last year’s model, swapped the M1 chip for the M2, made a few other small tweaks, and called it a day. The iPad Pro is still ludicrously fast, and it’s still extremely expensive, starting at $799 for the 11-inch model and $1,099 for the 12.9-inch.

  • HP Elite Dragonfly Chromebook review: The best of ChromeOS, but not worth the price

    Google has been making high-end Chromebooks for almost a decade now, dating back to the $1,300 Chromebook Pixel in 2013. At the time, many people saw it as a beautiful but strange device. In the years that followed, both Google and its hardware partners have made premium Chromebooks more and more commonplace. Though, a still-unconfirmed report earlier this year suggests Google is giving up on making laptop hardware, at least for now. The company hasn’t said anything of the sort yet, but the reality is that Google hasn’t made a new Chromebook since the Pixelbook Go in late 2019. Of course, that hasn’t stopped other manufacturers from making Chromebooks with gorgeous screens, great industrial design and powerful hardware. But HP’s Elite Dragonfly Chromebook, released earlier this year, might be the nicest I’ve used in a long time. It also has a jaw-dropping price point, starting at well over $1,000. Much like the original Chromebook Pixel, HP’s latest is a joy to use that is very hard to recommend because of that price.

  • Apple iPad review (2022): An expensive facelift

    A year ago, I thought each of the four tablets in the iPad lineup was differentiated well from the others, and it was fairly easy to see what features you got as things got more expensive. The new 10th-generation iPad throws a wrench in things, though. It’s a complete redesign from last year’s model that cribs heavily from the Air while also bringing a handful of compromises to upsell potential customers on Apple’s more expensive tablets. But the new iPad also contains a few puzzling decisions and a $120 price hike — the base model now costs $449. Muddying the waters further, last year’s iPad remains available at $329. And while I think the improvements Apple made to the 10th-generation iPad are significant, I’m not sure how many people in the market for an inexpensive tablet will find these changes worth their cash.

  • Apple's redesigned iPad is mostly worth the higher price

    Apple's new entry-level iPad has been completely redesigned -- and it costs $120 more than last year's model. It's no longer quite the bargain it was, but the upgrades here are mostly worth the extra cash.

  • The new iPad Pro is ludicrously fast (just like last year's model)

    Evaluating the new iPad Pro is a simpler task than the basic iPad that Apple announced alongside it last week. That iPad has been completely redesigned. But the 2022 iPad Pro is a minor iteration of the model released in early 2021, which was powered by the M1 chip. Now, with M2 Macs out in the wild, Apple decided its best tablet needed one, too. That new chip is by far the most notable change here. Otherwise, the design, screen, cameras, storage options, accessories and price are all the same. That’s not a big problem, though, because the iPad Pro was already an outstanding device — and the Liquid Retina XDR display Apple introduced on last year’s 12.9-inch model is still a simply outstanding screen. There are a couple new tricks here, like the Apple Pencil “hover” feature and the ability to shoot video in Apple’s ProRes codec, but by and large this iPad Pro isn’t angled at people who bought that M1 model. Instead, it’s just a case of Apple flexing its muscles by making the most powerful, spare-no-expense tablet that it can.

  • Acer’s cloud gaming Chromebook is a solid laptop, even if you don’t game

    Earlier this week, Google and hardware partners ASUS, Acer and Lenovo announced a somewhat surprising initiative to build Chromebooks expressly for cloud gaming. While many Chromebooks are a riff on the classic 13-inch laptop, the first round of these devices have large, high-resolution screens with fast refresh rates, anti-ghosting keyboards, powerful processors and a few software tweaks to better work with cloud gaming services like GeForce NOW. All these laptops are set to be released by the end of October, but I got a chance to check out a pre-production version of Acer’s Chromebook 516 GE. Over the last week, I’ve played some games with it as well as put it through my daily work routine. I’ll need to test the final version before giving it a proper review, but the Chromebook 516 GE has a lot going for it, whether you play games or not.

  • Google is trying to make Chromebooks built for cloud gaming

    One part of Google may have given up on cloud gaming, with Stadia set to be discontinued in a few months. But on the ChromeOS team, there’s a whole new initiative to try and push back on the whole “you can’t game on a Chromebook” thing. Today, Google — along with a handful of hardware and software partners — are announcing what it calls “the world’s first laptops built for cloud gaming.”

  • Everything Google announced at its Pixel 7 event

    There weren't a lot of surprises in store at today's Google event in Brooklyn — after all, the company started teasing its Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro smartphones, the Pixel Watch and the Pixel Tablet months ago. Regardless, we now have all the details on Google's latest hardware, all of which you can pre-order now in advance of the October 14th launch date (with the exception of the Pixel Tablet, which Google still says will launch sometime in 2023). In the meantime, here's what you need to know about these new phones and watch.

  • The latest iPadOS 16 beta brings Stage Manager to older iPad Pro models

    The latest iPadOS 16 developer beta, which was just released, expands on the Stage Manager multitasking system. Now, the third- and fourth-generation iPad Pro (released in 2018 and 2020, respectively) will be able to use Stage Manager, as well. Previously, it was restricted to M1-powered iPad models.

  • Freewrite Alpha is the cheapest smart typewriter Astrohaus has made yet

    Astrohaus is unveiling a new device that they've been teasing for a few weeks now, the Freewrite Alpha word processor. The most important thing to know is that the Alpha will be priced at $349, or $249 if you purchase via the Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign that starts today. That's still not cheap, but it's half the price of the Freewrite Traveler while still offering the same core features as the other products in the lineup.

  • Victrola made a $799 turntable that can connect to any Sonos speaker

    Victrola, a brand that’s been making record players for more than 100 years, is mostly known at this point for making entry-level turntables with built-in speakers in a variety of vintage-inspired designs. But today, the company introduced the Stream Carbon, a $799 turntable that can directly connect to a Sonos system, which means you’ll be able to stream your records all over your home. Victrola says this is just the first of more planned devices in the Stream lineup, too.

  • 'Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves' collection hits PCs on October 19th

    Sony and developer Naughty Dog confirmed today that its excellent bundle of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy are coming to the PC on October 19th. As announced last year, the Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves collection will bring these two games to the PC for the first time, following the collection's release for the PS5 this past January.

  • The Sub Mini is a much smaller and cheaper way to add bass to your Sonos system

    Sonos has long offered a wireless subwoofer as part of its home theater, a large and powerful product that also costs a whopping $749. For anyone with a smaller room, or a smaller budget, it was a bit of a stretch. Sonos is giving bass-lovers a new option today: the rumored Sub Mini is real — and at $429, it costs a lot less than its bigger sibling.

  • Here's everything Apple announced at its iPhone 14 and Apple Watch event

    As usual, Apple's September event was packed with new hardware, most of which we aren't too shocked to see. The rumor mill correctly predicted the all-new Apple Watch Pro, as well as the more iterative Apple Watch Series 8. And the iPhone 14 and 14 Pro mostly met expectations, as well — including the sad fact that the iPhone mini is no more.

  • The iPhone 14 can connect to satellites for emergency SOS features

    Probably the biggest new features for the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus isn't one you'll use ever day, but you'll be glad you have it if you need it. The new phone has a built-in satellite connection that people can use to send emergency SOS messages in places where there's no available cellular signal.

  • Apple Watch Series 8 has a temperature sensor and crash detection

    As is the tradition, Apple is pulling the cover off of a new Apple Watch at its September event.