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11:13 pm EDT - Sun, February 27, 2011
Engadget Gmail accidentally resetting accounts, years of correspondence vanish into the cloud?
If you've got a working Gmail account, you might want to back it up every so often -- as many as 500,000 Gmail users lost access to their inboxes this morn, and some of them are reporting (via Twitter...
11:13 pm EDT - Sun, February 27, 2011
Engadget Gmail accidentally resetting accounts, years of correspondence vanish into the cloud? (update)
If you've got a working Gmail account, you might want to back it up every so often -- as many as 500,000 Gmail users lost access to their inboxes this morn, and some of them are reporting (via Twitter...
10:36 pm EDT - Sun, February 27, 2011
Engadget PlayBook Android app support mentioned during demo at MWC, old BlackBerrys show up in ShopSavvy's Android logs
As far-fetched as it may seem, rumors that RIM is working on some sort of Android app support for its QNX-based PlayBook tablet have persisted in various forms for months now -- and they've turned up ...
09:50 pm EDT - Sun, February 27, 2011
Engadget Transphorm promises brickless laptop chargers, power savings aplenty
Stop us if you've heard this one before. A mysterious startup company operates in secret for a number of years, raises millions in funding from some of the biggest players in the industry (in this cas...
08:33 pm EDT - Sun, February 27, 2011
Engadget OCZ's consumer-grade Vertex 3 SSD gets benched, SandForce SF-2281 helps it spank competition
We thought OCZ's Vertex 3 Pro was some flaming hot stuff, but solid state storage reviewers have mind-boggling news -- the plain ol' Vertex 3 will bring the same completely ludicrous 550MB / sec read ...
07:13 pm EDT - Sun, February 27, 2011
Engadget Oscar.com offers 'all access' pass to the Academy Awards, for a cost
Sure, you could just watch the Oscars for free along with a bowl of popcorn and your favorite Twitter commentary, but the folks behind the Academy Awards are hoping you'll try something even more "int...
04:18 pm EDT - Sun, February 27, 2011
Engadget Man builds machine to push phone buttons from half a world away (video)
If your ambition was to travel the world, and your job to push the buttons of three cellphones located in South Korea, you might go insane. That seems to be what happened to Mok Young Bak, at least, ...
01:57 pm EDT - Sun, February 27, 2011
Engadget HTC Incredible S, Desire HD, Desire Z and original Desire will all be eating Gingerbread by the end of June
When it launched the Incredible S at MWC a couple of weeks ago, HTC promised the new 4-inch device would be quick to get a Gingerbread update and now it's giving us a definitive schedule for it by say...
01:08 pm EDT - Sun, February 27, 2011
Engadget OnLive offering free MicroConsole with Homefront game purchase
Considering nabbing a $99 OnLive Game System to connect your TV to the company's game streaming cloud? Here's another thought -- pre-order THQ's Homefront on OnLive instead for $50, and get a vouc...
10:39 am EDT - Sun, February 27, 2011
Engadget Nexus S 2.3.3 update adjusts screen's color temperature, we go eyes-on
We've been hearing reports about Nexus S' Android 2.3.3 update adding a yellow tint to the screen and even washing out its colors, but according to Google's Ry Guy, said patch is indeed intended to tw...
07:02 am EDT - Sun, February 27, 2011
Engadget Chinese designer makes Megatron tank a steel-toothed reality
It doesn't move and it certainly doesn't transform, but we're still not sure we'd stand anywhere near this jagged metal contraption ripped right out of the silver screen. The giant Megatron tank repli...
04:29 am EDT - Sun, February 27, 2011
Engadget Archos Arnova 8 and 10 tablets hit the bargain bin (video)
We know, Archos already makes fairly cheap tablets, but believe it or not, the company's going after an even cheaper segment with its new Arnova 8 and 10. The two have been popping up all around the w...
02:32 am EDT - Sun, February 27, 2011
Engadget Nintendo 3DS launches in Japan, populace tears through initial 400,000 unit shipment
You won't be able to snap one up at your local GameStop for a full month, but the Nintendo 3DS had a solid launch in Japan today, reportedly liquidating nearly its entire initial shipment of 400,000 s...
12:39 am EDT - Sun, February 27, 2011
Engadget Mac OS X Lion has TRIM support for SSDs, HiDPI resolutions for improved pixel density?
As you'd expect, developers have wasted no time in tearing apart the Mac OS X Lion preview, and in so doing they've allegedly discovered some intriguing things -- namely, support for the SSD-wiping TR...
10:43 pm EDT - Sat, February 26, 2011
Engadget Researchers debut one-cubic-millimeter computer, want to stick it in your eye
This as-of-yet-unnamed mini computer was fashioned as an implantable eye pressure monitor for glaucoma patients, but its creators envision a future where we're all crawling with the little buggers. Ta...
08:37 pm EDT - Sat, February 26, 2011
Engadget ChaCha sues HTC for Facebook phone trademark infringement
Facebook phone rumors were swirling for quite awhile, then HTC answered a question that seemingly nobody asked by delivering unto the world a phone with a dedicated Facebook button... the ChaCha. In w...
06:32 pm EDT - Sat, February 26, 2011
Engadget Modder turns RROD-stricken Xbox 360 into PS3 arcade controller, awesomeness
In the most recent of Xbox 360 hacks, a modder named Morris has crafted a PS3 controller out of none other than -- as ironic as this may seem -- a dead Xbox 360. That's right, somewhere out there, a P...
04:31 pm EDT - Sat, February 26, 2011
Engadget RIM, Bank of America partnering up for Mobile Wallet NFC trial
We've known for some time that RIM is going all-in on NFC (isn't everyone?), but we didn't realize they were going retroactive, too. A NFC payment trial coming up involving RIM and Bank of America...
02:27 pm EDT - Sat, February 26, 2011
Engadget Windows Phone's new UI and Xbox games are most exciting aspects of Microsoft deal, says Nokia poll
In search for feedback on its momentous decision to dump Symbian in favor of Windows Phone, Nokia has put up the above poll on its Conversations website canvassing opinions about what users anticipate...
12:04 pm EDT - Sat, February 26, 2011
Engadget AOC Aire Black LED-backlit monitors, more of the same, now in black
If this super slim monitor looks familiar, it's for a good reason -- AOC's new Aire Black LED monitors are nearly identical to their white counterparts, save a couple exceptions. As the name suggests,...
10:01 am EDT - Sat, February 26, 2011
Engadget HTC Droid Incredible 2 shows up in Verizon's system
Well, look what we've got here! Seeing that HTC just introduced the Incredible S -- a world phone only available in the UK -- it was only a matter of time before the phone hit the stateside. A trusted...
07:53 am EDT - Sat, February 26, 2011
Engadget Sony indicates all future Alpha models will include translucent mirrors
That satisfying clunk of the mirror swinging up and away, the rapid-fire clatter of DSLRs going into burst mode, could be on its last legs. Well, for Sony Alphas at least. The company has confirmed th...
05:39 am EDT - Sat, February 26, 2011
Engadget Microsoft announces budget-friendly Lifecam HD-3000 webcam, Comfort and Express mice
Digging the 1080p LifeCam Studio but don't feel like spending $100? Or, maybe you don't need all those p's? Microsoft has, for you and you alone, announced the new LifeCam HD-3000. It tops out...
04:32 am EDT - Sat, February 26, 2011
Engadget Microsoft Research shows off next-generation gesture interfaces, Kinect integration, other neato stuff (video)
Leave it to Microsoft Research to show off some cool stuff that may or may not actually happen on any thing you ever actually buy. Check out the video after the break to see the latest, Director of Mi...
04:01 am EDT - Sat, February 26, 2011
Engadget How would you change Panasonic's Lumix DFC-GF2?
We're drowning in interchangeable lens options, but that's far from being a bad thing. For those that finally caved and picked up Panasonic's Lumix DFC-GF2, we're interested to see how you'd change th...
03:35 am EDT - Sat, February 26, 2011
Engadget HTC Freestyle for AT&T hands-on
Last time we checked in with the Freestyle back at CES, we couldn't turn it on -- but things are a little different here at our luxe meetup in San Francisco this evening. Honestly, the phone looks and...
02:38 am EDT - Sat, February 26, 2011
Engadget Visual VoiceMail pulled from Android Market, Google accused of 'pulling an Apple'
Looks like Apple isn't the only one wanting to make sure that app payments are being run through appropriate channels. The Visual VoiceMail app, which has been downloaded about a million times (litera...
02:06 am EDT - Sat, February 26, 2011
Engadget Live from the Engadget reader meetup in San Francisco (live video!)
Have you heard? We're having a party tonight and you are invited! If you happen to be in San Francisco, we'll be here at The Metreon playing with the latest gadgets from loads of companies, includ...
01:52 am EDT - Sat, February 26, 2011
Engadget Visualized: the HTC keyboard slider family
Clockwise from the top left, that's the the Sprint Arrive, the likely-for-Verizon Merge, the Sprint Evo Shift 4G, and the T-Mobile G2. If we had to rate them, we'd say the Arrive has the best key feel...
01:41 am EDT - Sat, February 26, 2011
Engadget Sprint HTC Arrive with Windows Phone 7 copy and paste first hands-on! (video)
HTC also brought along a Sprint-branded Arrive to our San Francisco reader meetup, and while we're already familiar with this Windows Phone 7 slider from our time with the HTC 7 Pro it's still nice to...
01:23 am EDT - Sat, February 26, 2011
Engadget Clash of the Titans sequel will be another 2D-to-3D conversion, and Inception too?
After a poor response to the first Clash of the Titans movie and its substandard 3D effects, courtesy of a rushed conversion process, you'd think they would never try that again, and you'd be wrong. D...
01:15 am EDT - Sat, February 26, 2011
Engadget HTC Merge first hands-on! (video)
HTC just rolled in to set up for our San Francisco reader meetup tonight, and what's this? They brought a brand-new HTC Merge with them. No one's talking about what carrier this interesting Androi...
12:42 am EDT - Sat, February 26, 2011
Engadget HTC Thunderbolt said to have terrible battery life, might explain delay?
We're hearing from... well, let's call them "people familiar with the matter" that HTC's Thunderbolt -- a phone that's supposed to be Verizon's first with LTE -- is experiencing positively miserable b...
11:43 pm EDT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Engadget Intel Oak Trail Atom Z670 tablets to arrive at the end of March
Intel's spent the last nine months prepping its Oak Trail silicon to improve the battery life and performance of Windows 7 tablets, and come the end of next month we should finally have some slates wi...
11:16 pm EDT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Engadget Netflix: 30 percent of Watch Instantly titles subbed with more on the way, plus Xbox & Roku support
It's been a slow climb since Netflix first announced it was adding closed captioning to the PC and Mac in early 2010, but today's blog post indicates its reached 30% of the available titles. So far pl...
10:44 pm EDT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Engadget Samsung's Google TV delayed by Intel exclusivity agreement?
Samsung's been waffling on Google TV for quite some time -- prototypes aside -- and now Bloomberg thinks it might know the reason why. According to an anonymous source, Mountain View's been requiring ...
10:08 pm EDT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Engadget Verizon CEO claims Apple LTE products are coming, doesn't specify when
Dan Mead, Lowell McAdam's successor at the helm of Verizon Wireless, has told the Wall Street Journal that we'll "see more coming from Apple on LTE. They understand the value proposition of LTE and I ...
09:44 pm EDT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Engadget LetsTalk goes out in a blaze of glory, sells Atrix 4G and Laptop Dock bundle for $250 as AT&T partnership ends
We can totally picture how this went down: AT&T appears to have made it not worth LetsTalk's time (or Wirefly's time) to sell its phones anymore, which means they're parting ways staring next mont...
09:11 pm EDT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Engadget Motorola dragged into court for Xoom trademark infringement
To Xoom or not to Xoom, that is the question -- and Xoom Corporation says Motorola needs to ditch the name of its new Honeycomb-laden slate. That's right, Xoom has filed a trademark infringement lawsu...
08:41 pm EDT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Engadget Windows Phone 7 coming to Verizon in March, starting with HTC 7 Trophy?
With Sprint starting up its Windows Phone 7 adventure on March 20th with the HTC Arrive, Verizon is now said to be matching its CDMA competitor with its own offering, the HTC 7 Trophy. We already knew...
08:35 pm EDT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Engadget Engadget reader meetup tonight in San Francisco at 6:30PM PST! Win a limited edition gold Xoom!
That's right human beings -- it's happening again! The Engadget crew is getting together their best party outfits and shipping out west for another installment of our fabulous reader meetups. Our last...
07:53 pm EDT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S II gets very preliminary, expensive UK pricing
Don't go jumping off the Android sailboat just yet, these are very early numbers, but the Samsung Galaxy S II has been priced by a couple of UK retailers and the category they've placed it in is the d...
07:43 pm EDT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Engadget Square Connect SQ Blaster and SQ Remote review: Home automation, unified
Having already taken our first feverish steps down the path of an automated home, we figured it was time to try and integrate the home entertainment system with the household lighting. Our goal coming...
07:02 pm EDT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Engadget The winners of the 2010 Engadget Awards -- Editors' Choice
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06:36 pm EDT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Engadget World's first robot marathon gets off to a slow start, will likely stay that way
It might take them a good 92 hours longer than the fastest human runners, but a group of five pint-sized humanoids have officially embarked on the world's first full-length robot marathon. The Robo Ma...
06:06 pm EDT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Engadget Google makes rich richer, poor poorer in search results
If you've been paying attention to the state of search as of late, you'll know that Google's between a proverbial rock and hard place right now. Some individuals and companies claim Mountain View's be...
05:34 pm EDT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Engadget Motorola Xoom and Thunderbolt-equipped MacBook Pro get torn down
The Xoom's big attraction may be the ethereal Honeycomb that oozes within it, but it's still a gadget made of metal, silicon and plastic, so we're as keen as anyone to see what its insides look like. ...
04:48 pm EDT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Engadget Sony PSP dips down to $130, wants to be your cheap thrill until the NGP gets here
Sony is treating its portable gaming fans well these days by giving them the one-two punch of having both a world-beating device to look forward to in the future and an affordable one to pass the time...
04:25 pm EDT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Engadget HTC Merge official, coming to 'multiple' US carriers this spring
Boy, we've had so many leaked materials relating to the HTC Merge that we kind of assumed the handset was official by now. Never mind, HTC is taking care of that little oversight now, admittedly much ...
04:07 pm EDT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Engadget Verizon's dropped 911 calls leave one woman trapped in burning house (video)
We're just hearing of a story that makes that 10,000 or so emergency calls that didn't go through over Verizon's network on January 26 look a little more serious. A house in Silver Spring, Maryland ca...
03:09 pm EDT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Engadget Firefox 4 beta 5 for mobile released, available on Android, N900, your computer
Tired of using the default browser on your smart phone to browse Engadget? Got a thing for Firefox? Great, 'cause Mozilla just pushed out the fifth beta of Firefox 4 for mobile. You might be f...
01:11 pm EDT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Engadget Barnes & Noble updates Nook Android app, promises a Honeycomb version this spring
On the heels of the announcement that it's grabbed 25 percent of the US e-reader market, Barnes & Noble has decided to give the world a heap of details on its Android developments. First up, we've...
11:06 am EDT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Engadget GM shows off Terrain SUV with noise cancellation, says silence equals fuel efficiency
GM claims its new Terrain has other SUVs beat when it comes to fuel efficiency, and they're citing active noise cancellation -- a concept near and dear to audiophiles everywhere -- as one of the drivi...
09:04 am EDT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Engadget Microsoft Research teases Windows Phones controlling Surfaces and crazy desktop UIs
Hey, look, at this point, we just want ourselves some good, old-fashioned copy and paste -- but we'll give Microsoft some credit for looking a year (or two, or ten) beyond that watermark at what could...
07:02 am EDT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Engadget Motorola Xoom rooted in two hours flat, sinister transforming exoskeleton jetpack returns in Verizon ad
What's the first thing you're going to do with your Motorola Xoom? If you're Koush, the answer's clear -- install your very own ClockworkMod recovery image and ROM Manager, and grant the latter su...
04:59 am EDT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Engadget Ask Engadget: best (non-ugly) noise-cancelling Bluetooth headset for drowning out office noise?
We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget question is coming to us from Simon, who seems to be not-...
03:33 am EDT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Engadget HTC Incredible S shipping this week in UK, will come with Froyo to start
Though it'd originally been pegged for the second quarter, it seems HTC's bumping that up a smidge with the launch of its new flagship -- the Incredible S -- in the UK this week. Pre-orders are going ...
02:11 am EDT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Engadget Sources: iPad 2 lands in thinner body with spec bump and cameras, SD slot and higher resolution display are out
The Apple rumors game can be a volatile thing. Just as we'd heard about last minute alterations to the Apple TV before it hit the market, we've gotten word from sources that the iPad 2 slated to be an...
01:19 am EDT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Engadget Xtreamer Prodigy features AirPlay support, USB 3, and a GUI that will delight fans of Flash (and fans of GUIs)
Looks like the folks at Xtreamer have a few tricks up their sleeves! Following hot on the heels of the company's Ultra HTPC comes Xtreamer Prodigy, a Realtek 1185-based media player and streamer that ...
12:21 am EDT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Engadget Screen Grabs: Dr. Dre video for 'I Need a Doctor' features HP Touchpad, Pre 3, weird Dr. Dre floating in a glass tube
If you have pleasant memories from your youth of a Dr. Dre in happier times, chilling with Snoop somewhere in LBC doing things we can't discuss on a family-friendly site such as this... well, you're i...
11:51 pm EDT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Engadget ESPN 3D adds the NBA Finals to its broadcast schedule
Take that Mark Cuban. Everyone's favorite HD network owning billionaire called 3D sports DOA after deciding there weren't many people asking about a 3D Super Bowl, but now ESPN's 3D network has queued...
11:33 pm EDT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Engadget Android Market adds e-books; movies and music soon to come?
The Android world's been a-buzz this last week over a few new Android Market URLS, including https://market.android.com/music/ and https://market.android.com/movies/. In case you thought there was not...
10:55 pm EDT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Engadget Intel refutes Apple exclusivity for Thunderbolt IO, LaCie and Promise detail first Thunderbolt peripherals
We can think of a pretty good reason why Apple might have a head-start when it comes to Thunderbolt-capable machines, but Apple doesn't actually have a timed exclusive on the technology, at least acco...
10:43 pm EDT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Engadget Toshiba AC100 smartbook gets Android 2.2 upgrade
Smartbooks may not have exactly caught on as the next big platform, but one of the more notable examples out there is now at least a bit more of an interesting option than it was before. That would be...
10:16 pm EDT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Engadget Official Android 2.3.3 updates for Nexus One and Nexus S unearthed, available to the impatient
Waiting sucks, doesn't it? Yes, yes it does -- which is why we're delighted to see that direct links to the official, final updates to Android 2.3.3 for the Nexus One and Nexus S have both been tu...
09:49 pm EDT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Engadget Apple removes MobileMe from online store, discontinues retail boxes
Need a bit more evidence that there's some big changes coming to MobileMe? Then you don't need to look much further than Apple's own stores, both online and off. The company has apparently now dis...
09:20 pm EDT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Engadget Sprint pulls Epic 4G Froyo update, cites data connectivity and SD card issues
Well, we're not quite sure what the trouble is with firmware updates for Samsung phones this week, but another one's just been pulled days after it was rolled out. This one affects the Epic 4G, which ...
09:19 pm EDT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Engadget Intel Thunderbolt: a closer look (updated with video)
So what's this Thunderbolt stuff, and why is it in your new MacBook Pro? Intel just broke it down for us, and now we'll do the same for you. Simply put, Thunderbolt's a familiar-looking port, a br...
08:53 pm EDT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Engadget Intel promises native USB 3.0 support someday
So, now that Intel's fully revealed its proprietary high-speed interface technology and shoehorned it into Apple's new MacBook Pro, wither the fate of barely-incumbent USB 3.0? Intel says the two ...
08:39 pm EDT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Engadget Space Shuttle Discovery launches at 4:50PM ET today with Robonaut 2 on board
We doubt many of you need a reminder but, just in case, we're here to let you know that Space Shuttle Discovery is set for lift off today, at 4:50PM ET. While all shuttle launches are certainly worth ...
08:23 pm EDT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Engadget HTC Thunderbolt delayed until March 4th, says a Best Buy store with a Twitter account
Wondering why the Thunderbolt isn't in stores yet? Hard to say -- apart from the reeling HTC and Verizon employees might be doing in light of the Apple / Intel news -- but a Best Buy in California...
08:23 pm EDT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Engadget HTC Thunderbolt delayed until March 4th, says a Best Buy store with a Twitter account (update: or maybe March 10th?)
Wondering why the Thunderbolt isn't in stores yet? Hard to say -- apart from the reeling HTC and Verizon employees might be doing in light of the Apple / Intel news -- but a Best Buy in California...
08:00 pm EDT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Engadget Engadget's next reader meetup is tomorrow, February 25th in San Francisco!
That's right human beings -- it's happening again! The Engadget crew is getting together their best party outfits and shipping out west for another installment of our fabulous reader meetups. Our last...
07:48 pm EDT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Engadget Intel Thunderbolt: a closer look
So what's this Thunderbolt stuff, and why is it in your new MacBook Pro? Intel just broke it down for us, and now we'll do the same for you. Simply put, Thunderbolt's a familiar-looking port, a br...
07:18 pm EDT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Engadget 2011's new HDTVs from Samsung, Panasonic, LG start to arrive in stores, pricing leaks out
After they strut their stuff on the CES runway the only thing left for 2011's latest & greatest HDTVs to do is take their act on the road and that's exactly what's happening. CNET's David Katzmaie...
06:52 pm EDT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Engadget Nokia sneaks a look at new Symbian UI during China event
Perched behind Nokia's head of smart devices, Jo Harlow, at a recent event in China is what appears to be a new home screen on an N8, yet more evidence -- hot on the heels of the company's MWC event -...
06:27 pm EDT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Engadget Clicker.com analyzes Amazon Prime Instant Video offerings vs the competition
Amazon's Prime Instant Video service is finally here, and while we know how it works and that, unlike Netflix, it will play nicely with your 'Droid, how does its content measure up? Clicker.com pu...
06:00 pm EDT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Engadget Google pulls Recipe View out of the oven
Okay, so this Google announcement doesn't come with some dessert-themed upgrade, but we guarantee you'll be able to find recipes for cupcakes, gingerbread, and maybe even ice cream. Yep, those always-...
05:41 pm EDT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Engadget iFixit tears down Galaxy S 4G, lights a fire for science
iFixit's teardown of the Samsung Galaxy S 4G doesn't exactly contain a ton of surprises -- until the very end, that is. Apparently, there's been some talk that Samsung used magnesium instead of alumin...
05:14 pm EDT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Engadget Ohio Girl Scouts accepting mobile payments for cookies, your thin mint craving starts now
Short on cash but wishing you could stock up on Girl Scout cookies? Then you no longer have an excuse -- at least if you're in Northeast Ohio -- and as the local Girl Scout group there has teamed ...
04:53 pm EDT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Engadget Sprint allegedly talking to LightSquared over 4G infrastructure deal, Clearwire should be sweating
Bloomberg is citing "three people familiar with the talks" (it's not often that we get a specific number!) as saying that LightSquared is in active negotiations with Sprint to use its network infrastr...
04:30 pm EDT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Engadget MacBook Pro (early 2011) with ThunderBolt hands-on
We just got our new 15-inch MacBook Pro review unit, and although it looks almost exactly the same as the previous MBP, it has that fancy new ThunderBolt icon on the side, which ought to make I/O nerd...
04:23 pm EDT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Engadget IMEC creates flexible microprocessor with organic semiconductors -- computational clothing right around the corner
Organic semiconductors have been teasing us with the possibility of computationally-inclined clothing for years, but until now we could only dream about our pants being the computer. That dream is clo...
03:35 pm EDT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Engadget NEC's razor-thin MEDIAS N-04C Android launched in Japan, gets carefully manhandled
We've already seen product shots of the crazy thin, drool-inducing NEC MEDIAS N-04C, but for a product boasting the "world's thinnest" title, it's always useful to see comparison shots for the sake of...
03:03 pm EDT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Engadget Visualized: Planters gifts Mr. Peanut with a new biodiesel-fueled ride
While you may not realize it, Mr. Peanut's been cruising around in the same ride for decades. Maybe even centuries. Regardless of the specifics, one thing has become abundantly clear to the higher-ups...
02:32 pm EDT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Engadget Barnes & Noble says Nook owns one quarter of US e-book market, we don't doubt it
There are many players in the e-reader world, but few have managed to gain any sort of traction. Though it hasn't achieved Kindle levels of success Barnes & Noble is taking pride in saying that it...
02:02 pm EDT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Engadget Apple refreshes MacBook Pros with Sandy Bridge processors, AMD graphics, Thunderbolt IO tech, and HD cameras
Come on, you knew this was coming! Oh yes, Apple's pulling the curtain off its new MacBook Pro family, and compared to the last refresh cycle, there are a serious amount of updates. Just as we had hea...
02:01 pm EDT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Engadget Apple and Intel unveil Thunderbolt IO technology
So it's perhaps not the most original moniker that Apple and Intel could have chosen, but it's here just the same. After years of waiting Apple has launched its implementation of Intel's Light Peak st...
02:00 pm EDT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Engadget HTC Arrive is Sprint's first Windows Phone 7 device, launches March 20th for $200
Teased since Microsoft's launch event for Windows Phone 7 back in October of last year and recently launched in Europe as the 7 Pro, HTC's Arrive today becomes the very first CDMA device for the platf...
01:36 pm EDT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Engadget Apple pushes out Mac OS X Lion developer preview via Mac App Store
While we're still a good few months away from OS X Lion's official debut, Apple's just released a developer preview for those itching to get their hands dirty on this forthcoming major OS release. Ala...
01:35 pm EDT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Engadget Apple FaceTime for Mac finally out of beta, available on the Mac App Store for $0.99
After a lengthy four-month beta trial, Apple's decided that it's about time to make FaceTime for Mac available to the masses, meaning any Mac user can finally do video chat with other Mac or iOS users...
01:31 pm EDT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Engadget Josh stops by Jimmy Fallon with the Xoom, Pre 3, Veer, and TouchPad (video)
Want to get your hands on the HP Pre 3, Veer, and the TouchPad? Sadly you can't at this point, but you can see them doing their respective things in the video below. Our editor-in-chief Joshua Top...
12:47 pm EDT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Engadget Power Knee motorized prosthetic officially available in US, Europe -- race of cyborgs still in infancy
We reported on Ossur's robotic prosthetic back in 2009, and now amputees in Europe and the United States have become the first official recipients of the Power Knee. According to the company, "the wor...
12:03 pm EDT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Engadget Sony PS2 handheld mod looks downright gorgeous, just needs a battery pack (video)
Oh, sure -- we've seen N64 handhelds and PS3 laptops, but how's about a PS2 handheld? Now that your brain is sufficiently melted, allow us to introduce you to England's own techknott, also known a...
11:19 am EDT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Engadget LOPES rehab robot gets bodies moving -- no relation to JLo (video)
That's LOPES (Lower-extremity Powered ExoSkeleton) -- not Lopez -- and while this rehab robot can get otherwise disinclined parties to move their butts, it doesn't resort to monotonous dance beats to ...
10:42 am EDT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Engadget Apple shutters online store to fill it up with new MacBook Pros
You know the routine by now: Apple's online Store goes down, the Engadget tips inbox explodes with caring netizens informing us of that fact, and a few hours later it sprouts back up with Cupertino's ...
10:11 am EDT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Engadget TomTom's GO 2435 2535 PNDs get quiet teaser, we're left wondering what's new
The very busy folks over at TomTom have just squeezed out two new sets of PNDs sporting touchscreens, voice recognition, and a "new, intuitive user interface," but despite the company's high profile o...
09:09 am EDT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Engadget Visualized: Android activations mapped geographically, chronologically, breathtakingly (video)
Do you ever wish for an easier way to show your uninitiated friends what you mean when you say Android is growing? Well, here's the video for you: a Google-produced map of the world that throbs wi...
08:23 am EDT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Engadget Sony NEX-3 discontinued, probably has NEX-5 to blame
A dark shadow has befallen the Sony NEX-3 interchangeable lens camera, the shadow of being described as "no longer in production" by its maker's official website. Coming out in June of last year along...
07:41 am EDT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Engadget Verizon now offering 7-inch Galaxy Tab for $300 on a two-year contract
Verizon is bringing a nice bit of consistency to its tablet offerings today by introducing a new two-year deal on the Samsung Galaxy Tab. The 7-inch tablet was previously available only on an unsubsid...
06:15 am EDT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Engadget Apple switching to AMD graphics in 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pros?
Back in December, CNET let loose a rumor claiming that Apple would be ditching NVIDIA in favor of Intel and AMD graphics in its future MacBook lineup. Now, here we are with a credible leak showing an ...
04:59 am EDT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Engadget Motorola Xoom now available for purchase straight from Verizon, no data activation required (updated)
Oh yes, the world's first Android Honeycomb tablet really is here now. As Verizon announced earlier, you can snag a Motorola Xoom for $599.99 with a two-year contract, or splash out $799.99 for just t...
04:41 am EDT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Engadget Microsoft details Windows Phone 7 update problem, 'small number' of Samsungs affected
Redmond is opening up and offering a few facts, stats, and tips around its first update to Windows Phone 7 -- an update that didn't go smoothly for everyone -- and it sounds like there are at least th...
04:25 am EDT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Engadget Apple pushes software update for new iPod nano, still makes an iffy wristwatch
If you bought the new iPod nano to wear as a watch, well, more power to you. However, if you're a music junkie and purchased the PMP to actually consume media, you might be interested to know that App...
03:39 am EDT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Engadget Green Goose sensors monitor your life, you earn experience points (update)
We're pretty certain that once embedded wireless sensors catch on, they'll pervade every aspect of our lives, and Green Goose is building a microcosm of that eventuality in the form of a role-playing ...
03:20 am EDT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Engadget Josh hits up Late Night with Jimmy Fallon tonight, new gadgets in tow!
Attention humans! At approximately 12:35 ET, you can tune into our fearless leader's latest performance on national TV! Yes, that's right, Engadget editor-in-chief Joshua Topolsky will astound and del...
03:01 am EDT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Engadget Motorola Xoom will get LTE in 'approximately 90 days,' requires one week for hardware upgrade (updated)
When will the Motorola Xoom, ahem, justify its price point with a dose of Verizon's speedy LTE? According to an allegedly leaked Verizon document at Droid-Life, it seems we'll see it by the end of...
02:00 am EDT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Engadget Motorola Xoom review
As we put rubber to road on our Motorola Xoom review, it's important to note that it was only a matter of time before the Android army delivered a proper iPad competitor. Moto's partnership with Googl...
01:31 am EDT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Engadget Jolicloud 1.1 now bringing old and dusty computers back to life
Okay, so that doesn't quite look like the oldest PC in the world, but it is running Jolicloud 1.1. And now so can many 10+ year old computers. The good guys at Jolicloud have updated the latest v...
01:04 am EDT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Engadget Snoop Dogggg goes 4G to celebrate launch of Samsung Galaxy Indulge, was probably paid more than 4Gs to do it
You laugh, but D-O-Quadruple-G does have a certain ring to it. In fact, it sounds a little like the ringing of Samsung's Galaxy Indulge, which is tucked inside the pocket of MetroPCS' CEO right about ...
12:37 am EDT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Engadget Scosche's goBAT II portable battery pack handles two USB devices at once, including your iPad
We'll just keep it real simple for you: the object you're looking at above is the Revive II charger, but slimmer, and with a rechargeable battery pack thrown in rather than a wall / cigarette adapter....
12:09 am EDT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Engadget DirecTV previews its iPad remote app: no streaming, but very customizable
iPad remote apps are the new Netflix streaming -- any DVR worth its salt has to have one and DirecTV isn't going to let Comcast, FiOS, Dish and TiVo lord over it anymore. It's launched a preview page ...
11:43 pm EDT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile bumps myTouch 4G, G2 prices to $250
It started as a leak on TmoNews earlier today, and T-Mobile's now made it official -- the carrier is bumping the prices of both the T-Mobile G2 and MyTouch 4G from $200 to $250 on a two-year contract ...
11:11 pm EDT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Engadget The Daily coming to Android tablets this spring?
Been sick with jealousy over all those people reading The Daily on their iPads? Well, it looks like that could all end some time soon if AllThingD's PKafka has heard correctly. Apparently, News Co...
10:38 pm EDT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Engadget Cellphones are dangerous not dangerous: handsets alter brain activity -- scientists don't know what that means
Cellphones are bad, mmkay? Or at least that is what many want us to believe, what with all these warning labels and studies telling us that mobile users will end up with brain cancer and kidney da...
10:09 pm EDT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Engadget iBike Dash turns your iPhone or iPod touch into a cycling computer
There's not exactly any shortage of ways to mount your iPhone or iPod touch to your bike, but there's decidedly fewer options that actually turn your iOS device into a full-fledged cycling computer th...
09:41 pm EDT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Engadget Leaked Windows Phone 7 ads challenge your phone head-to-head
Microsoft's slowed the pace of Windows Phone 7 ads after saturating the airwaves at launch, but it looks like another campaign is about to begin -- WinRumors has a leak of a new set of "Real Time Chal...
08:45 pm EDT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Engadget Apple tells shareholders North Carolina data center is for iTunes and MobileMe, set to open this spring
Well, it looks like Apple's just put an end to some of the speculation surrounding its massive data center in North Carolina. According to Apple Insider and Electronista, Apple told shareholders at it...
08:17 pm EDT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Engadget YouTube says it's in talks to stream NHL, NBA games, NHL says it isn't
Currently, sports is one of the main things that's tough to stay connected to if you choose not to subscribe to traditional linear pay-TV service like cable or satellite, so it's no surprise there was...
07:56 pm EDT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Engadget Dell rolls out Froyo update for AT&T and Rogers Streak 5 users
Dell already pushed out its Froyo update to users of unlocked Streaks way back in November, and it looks like those that bought their Streak 5 from AT&T or Rogers can now finally get in on the act...
07:28 pm EDT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Engadget AT&T's brewing HSUPA-gate: the inside story
Though it really came to a head with the recently-launched Inspire 4G, users have noticed that there really aren't many phones in AT&T's stable that deliver stellar upload speeds -- the Atrix 4G i...
07:15 pm EDT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Engadget Want to write for us? Engadget is looking for a full-time, New York-based Editor
Yes, it's true, Engadget is hiring. In fact, we're looking for a full-time editor. There are a few requirements which differ from our usual call for applications, so we wanted to state them up front: ...
06:59 pm EDT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Engadget Minecraft coming to Android, too
Have you been considering ditching your Android phone for an iPhone ever since you heard that Minecraft would be heading to iOS later this year? Then you might want to reconsider, as Kotaku has co...
06:36 pm EDT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Engadget Latest Sprint teaser tweet all but confirms February 24th announcement is for Windows Phone 7
How many mobile platforms can you think of that integrate "with your home game console, like Xbox?" Unless we're completely spacing something out, the answer is one: Windows Phone 7. We'd already ...
06:13 pm EDT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Engadget Sharp's Intelligent Power Conditioner works with EVs to make your house a lean, mean, solar-powered machine
So, you've got your government-issued solar panels and you bought a plug-in EV, but being both a budget-minded and green-conscious geek, you're concerned that your home's power generation and consumpt...
05:58 pm EDT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Engadget SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone & iPad updated with video out support
If you have an iPod, iPhone or iPad with the SlingPlayer Mobile app, you now have a Slingbox to go since the app was just updated with support for video out over component cables in high quality mode....
05:36 pm EDT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Engadget The technology of the Porsche 911
Regardless of industry, there are few brands more iconic than Porsche. And, of all the car shapes that have sprung from clay over the years, few are more evocative than the classic 911. It started in ...
05:11 pm EDT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 hitting Vodafone Portugal in March for "699
We've been waiting for the pricing and availability pieces of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 puzzle, and a short press release from Vodafone Portugal seems to at least help fill out the edges. While we t...
04:55 pm EDT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Engadget Motorola Atrix 4G Laptop Dock demo units have multitouch trackpads -- but yours doesn't
We were crestfallen to discover that our review unit of the Laptop Dock for Moto's Atrix 4G didn't have multitouch capability, making scrolling a rather old-fashioned affair -- and considering that a ...
04:32 pm EDT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Engadget Samsung Captivate update to Froyo pegged for tomorrow, February 24th (update: HTC Aria update coming 'very soon')
One false alarm is bad enough, but two would be positively evil, wouldn't it? We're cautiously optimistic that Samsung and AT&T are serious this time about posting the Captivate's update to An...
04:10 pm EDT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Engadget Apple's holding an iPad 2 event on March 2nd... we'll be there live!
Hey look at that! The rumors were true. Apple will be holding a media event on March 2nd... and Engadget will be there live covering the whole thing. As you can tell by the image above (sent with the ...
03:56 pm EDT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Engadget RedEye universal remote launches 'mini' app on iTunes for users who want something simpler
Did you know that red eyes are not directly caused by lack of sleep, but rather from dryness and irritation caused by simply leaving them open for too long? While you ponder that bombshell, if you...
03:31 pm EDT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Engadget BMW Connected hitting 1 Series cars first, lets you tweet your disregard for speed limits
The BMW Connected app has been available for a few months now, following in the footsteps of Mini Connected as it sits there, and taunting you from the App Store. We knew cars supporting the feature w...
02:58 pm EDT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Engadget Square mobile payment system gets simpler pricing, keeps angular shape
If you hate doing math and you run a small business then surely you've looked longingly at mobile credit card systems like Square's longingly. No handling of cash certainly would make life easier, but...
02:34 pm EDT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Engadget Renault's Zoe EV to give Nissan Leaf competition at lower price -- Nissan-Renault alliance forges on
Ever since they struck an alliance back in 1999, Renault and Nissan have been super tight, sharing both a CEO and a goal to make EVs more accessible, but with Renault's Zoe gearing up to hit the marke...
02:05 pm EDT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Engadget Super Talent debuts CoreStore MV, super small, super fast mini PCIe SSD
Super Talent is living up to its name today with the release of the world's "smallest and fastest" mini PCIe SSD. When we last took a look at the company's mini PCIe offerings, they were rocking 40MBp...
01:36 pm EDT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Engadget Blockbuster going up for sale, hoping to live up to its name
Don't think of this as the end of the road for Blockbuster, think of it as a new beginning. After filing for Bankruptcy back in September, big blue and yellow has been working to get its affairs in or...
12:57 pm EDT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Engadget Arcade Table's Stealth brings high design, crazy price tag to tabletop arcade
The tabletop arcade market isn't exactly a crowded one these days, and for the most part we'd say that's for good reason -- remember those Pac-Man-induced neck spasms? Then again, most arcade tabl...
12:23 pm EDT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Engadget Microsoft pulls Windows Phone 7 update from Samsung phones until it can resolve issues
Such a big load of trouble for such a small update. Microsoft's first WP7 firmware refresh has been causing some unfortunate brick-like behavior in Samsung Omnia 7s and the company has wisely decided ...
11:49 am EDT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S 4G now available from T-Mobile
Samsung's Galaxy S 4G might not have the very latest version of Android or too much hardware differentiation from the original T-Mobile Vibrant, but hey, it brings a front-facing camera and HSPA+...
11:09 am EDT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Engadget Apple's Light Peak implementation called Thunderbolt, coming in new MacBook Pros?
The rumor gears are really starting to churn with regard Apple's upcoming MacBook Pro refresh and now we have a purported leak of the upcoming spec sheet for the new 13-inch model. The highlight is a ...
10:55 am EDT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Engadget Android 2.3.3 gives you another reason to want it: WebM support
Our first indication of a delivery date for the Gingerbread iteration of Android came way back in May when we were perusing the FAQ to Google's then newly announced WebM video format. There should be ...
10:28 am EDT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Engadget Toyota to start selling home battery chargers in 2012, sate the electrical appetites of the Prii
We've seen the plug-in Prius (a few times, actually), but what we hadn't seen was how Toyota planned to get the juice from the grid to its car until now. Turns out, the automaker plans to sell home ba...
09:39 am EDT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Engadget Shocker! Apple product placements dominate Hollywood
Something you already knew to be true has just been confirmed by Omnicom's Interbrand brand consultancy division: Apple reigns supreme in Hollywood films. Interbrand's Brandchannel website dug deep in...
09:13 am EDT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Engadget Sprint renames the HTC 7 Pro the Arrive, launching it tomorrow
Punch sprint.com/arrive into your address bar and the above is what you shall find. Not a generic error marker but a URL-specific "coming soon" message that would seem to confirm the existence and ind...
08:29 am EDT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab series expanding with 8.9-inch model by summer
Not much detail here kids, but the Korean Yonhap News Agency is reporting that Samsung has an 8.9-inch Android tablet due in the first half of the year. This, according to a Samsung company spokesman ...
07:59 am EDT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S II first with MHL port for dual-purpose USB or HDMI out (video)
There's a small but important fact about Samsung's newest Android flagship that slipped under our radar last week at Mobile World Congress. The Galaxy S II is the first smartphone to feature an MHL po...
07:34 am EDT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Engadget Drive Bender released, offers to fix your WHS Drive Extender woes
When Microsoft indicated it was killing off Drive Extender tech for its upcoming Vail release of Windows Home Server, many WHS fans poured a 40 onto the lid of their MediaSmart servers. In response to...
06:03 am EDT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Engadget Apple and other music retailers purportedly looking at 24-bit, high-fidelity audio downloads
Digital downloads, at least pertaining to music, have come a long, long way. The iTunes Music Store in particular has surpassed Walmart as America's leading seller of music, and it's evolved from a DR...
05:01 am EDT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Engadget HP gets down to business with redesigned and refreshed EliteBook and ProBook laptops (hands-on)
Two weeks ago "consumers" got totally redesigned HP Pavilion dv and g-series laptops, leaving those poor guys in the conference room with nothing but their "old" Calpella-based machines and sad Excel ...
04:17 am EDT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Engadget Verizon charging for one month's data with Samsung Galaxy Tab, too?
Looks like Verizon's idea of levying mandatory data fees on tablet buyers may be a global thing -- not only will new Xoom owners have to activate and pay for a month of data, but an eagle-eyed tipster...
03:43 am EDT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Engadget Samsung launches five more i-Function NX Series lenses, we long for broader compatibility
Outside of the D3S's ridiculous low-light performance, Samsung's i-Function lenses just might be the best thing to happen to digital photography in the past five years. Sure, some of you are probably ...
03:02 am EDT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Engadget Motorola Atrix 4G gets the teardown treatment, fourth G nowhere to be found
If our review of the Atrix left you hungering for more, you can now feast your eyes on the guts of Motorola's new Android powerhouse. Thanks to the folks at iFixit, its teardown reveals a familiar ran...
02:23 am EDT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Engadget Google disables contact sync in Facebook for Android, but only Nexus S for now
You know that Android 2.3.3 update that's trickling out to Nexus S smartphones right now? Google's decided to take this opportunity to push its data portability agenda with regards to Android. Sim...
02:11 am EDT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Engadget Scratch that, the Lenovo ThinkPad X120e is on sale now
We know, last week we told you that Lenovo's ThinkPad X120e wasn't going to be avilable until March 8th, but we guess you could call us liars, since the new AMD Zacate-powered, 11.6-inch laptop is up ...
01:36 am EDT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Engadget Nexus S and Nexus One get Android Gingerbread 2.3.3, which fixes random reboots and writes NFC
Your Nexus One is a second-class citizen no more: Today, Google's rolling out Android 2.3.3 to both its premier smartphones. The latest build, still referred to as Gingerbread, brings even more NFC go...
01:19 am EDT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Engadget Tiny EGO pseudo-submarine for the super rich is aptly named
Imagine you are so rich you want your own underwater pleasure vehicle, and you don't mind dropping what is likely to be a boatload of cash get it, today may be your lucky, lucky day. A company called ...
12:44 am EDT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Engadget Hasbro hops on the 3D bandwagon with Transformers Cine-Mask 3D glasses
Have any kids that want to see Transformers: Dark of the Moon this summer? Then you'll likely want plan on adding $10 to the cost of each ticket, as Hasbro has come up with the ingenious idea to p...
12:11 am EDT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Engadget Intel to show new technology on Thursday, Light Peak rumors swirl
We know Light Peak is ready, at least in its 10Gbps copper form. We think that Apple will be the first to use it, possibly in a set of new MacBooks. Now, this Thursday, Intel has invited journalists t...
11:46 pm EDT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Engadget Razer's Chimaera 5.1 wireless Xbox 360 surround sound headset up for pre-order, ships in April
We were told back at CES that Razer's Chimaera 5.1 would soon be on sale, and sure enough, the company's keeping its word with today's launch. As of... oh, right about five minutes ago, the wireless X...
11:20 pm EDT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Engadget Spring Design Alex dies, forever remembered as the one that looked like the Nook
The Spring Design Alex, introduced in late 2009, died today. The causes aren't exactly known, but it is said that the company's investor "stopped the money." We surmise its $399 price point at least p...
10:54 pm EDT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Engadget Motorola bucks its own trend, leaves Xoom bootloader unlockable
Pretty much everything coming out of Moto these days is saddled with a tightly-locked bootloader paired with one tamper-resistant scheme or another, making custom kernels -- the lifeblood of the phone...
10:30 pm EDT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Engadget Android 3.0 Honeycomb SDK now available to all, API level literally cranked to 11
You've heard that it was en route, and you've seen the preview. Now, it's time to enter the wild, wacky world of Android 3.0 for yourself. Honeycomb's SDK is now available for all developers to downlo...
10:06 pm EDT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Engadget Netflix signs up some TV shows from CBS' library for Watch Instantly streaming
Let's be honest, as much as we all like to play film snob, we're thinking more of you watch Family Ties, Star Trek and Cheers than the works of Bergman and Kurosawa. As long as that's the case, perhap...
09:43 pm EDT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Engadget Motorola hands out gold Xooms to Oscar hosts, nominees
Motorola may only be offering the Xoom in basic black to the general public, but it's cooked up something a little extra special for the Oscars this Sunday. It will be handing out these limited editio...
09:19 pm EDT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Engadget Samsung creates first full-color quantum dot display, threatens to make Dippin' Dots obsolete
We haven't been serving up quantum dots news for quite as long as we've been regaling you with tales of quantum computers, which is just as good because we're about to tell you the technology is still...
08:56 pm EDT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Engadget Dell rolls out updated XPS 15, XPS 17 laptops
Well, it's not the promised thinner and lighter replacement for the XPS 14, but Dell has just announced two other new XPS laptops: updated versions of it XPS 15 and XPS 17. Both of those are available...
08:35 pm EDT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Engadget Wintek workers still experience effects from n-hexane exposure, Apple issues a report
It's been a few months since we checked in on the workers at Wintek, where they manufacture touchscreens for the likes of Apple. As you might remember, the former company was facing a lawsuit for chem...
08:12 pm EDT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Engadget Adobe promises Flash Player 10.2 for Honeycomb tablets 'in a few weeks,' Xoom gets namechecked
We found out yesterday that Motorola's Xoom would be shipping sans Flash support on Verizon Wireless, and while Big Red claimed that an update would be doled out this spring, the folks at Adobe are po...
07:49 pm EDT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Engadget V-Moda's Crossfade LP Custom headphones drop the Beat, make you the superstar
Why break Dr. Dre, Justin Bieber, 50 Cent or Ludacris off a 'lil somethin' somethin' when you can endorse yourself? That's a question that the engineers at V-Moda have found themselves centered on...
07:26 pm EDT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Engadget Engadget's next reader meetup is this Friday, February 25th in San Francisco!
That's right human beings -- it's happening again! The Engadget crew is getting together their best party outfits and shipping out west for another installment of our fabulous reader meetups. Our last...
07:03 pm EDT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Engadget The winners of the 2010 Engadget Awards -- Readers' Choice
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06:54 pm EDT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Engadget First Windows Phone 7 update not going smoothly for some Samsung handsets (update: Microsoft suggests temporary fix)
So this is why they do phased rollouts, eh? If Twitter is the font of truth and reality that we suspect it to be, it sounds like users of some Windows Phone 7 models by Samsung are struggling with...
06:40 pm EDT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Engadget Windows 7 SP1 (and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1) now available for public download
Microsoft told us to clear our pipes for a hefty download on the 22nd of February, and sure enough, the software giant is delivering. Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 is now availab...
06:16 pm EDT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Engadget Apple holding iPad 2 event next week?
We're all hotly expecting new MacBook Pros on Thursday, but it sounds like Apple might have an even bigger announcement soon: Kara Swisher at All Things Digital says the iPad 2 will be revealed on Mar...
06:05 pm EDT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Engadget VIC Ltd NaviSurfer II UBU-3G in-car PC gets built-in GPS -- finally
It's been a while since we've heard anything about the NaviSurfer II, but for those patiently awaiting the update of this commuter computer, VIC Ltd. has just given the thing a pretty hefty overhaul. ...
05:42 pm EDT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Engadget iGrow promises to regrow hair with lasers, accessorize any wardrobe
Laser combs? Old news. The latest in laser-based hair rejuvenation is the iGrow, a stylish new wearable device from Apira Science that packs 21 laser diodes and 30 LED lights. According to the com...
04:56 pm EDT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Engadget Beep-It optical theremin for the masses makes sci-fi sound anybody's game (video)
We've seen theremin mod after theremin mod, but those seeking that distinct sci-fi sound without the physical labor or hefty price tag haven't had much of an outlet until now. Meet Beep-It, a $35 anal...
04:33 pm EDT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Engadget Motorola Atrix root found to be signed, hacking might not be so easy
That the Atrix got itself rooted before it was even available made us wonder just how... receptive it would be to the caresses of the hacker community at large. Sadly we're finding it's perhaps a bit ...
04:10 pm EDT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Engadget Smithsonian Museum will have a video game gallery next year, wants you to vote on what's in it
Nobody tell Roger Ebert, but the Smithsonian Museum has announced plans for a new exhibition, called The Art of Video Games, which will run between March and September next year. Charting the 40-year ...
03:47 pm EDT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Engadget Autoblog drives the 2012 Fisker Karma, deems it 'best handling large premium car'
Karma, in a religious sense, is the sort of divine retribution or cause for your deeds or misdeeds. In an automotive sense it's a $95,900 plug-in luxury performance car that Fisker has been teasing si...
03:26 pm EDT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Engadget PlayStation hackers reportedly able to unban selves, ban others, turn tables
Just last week Sony said that those found to have hacked their PlayStation 3 consoles would have their PlayStation Network access "terminated permanently." Harsh words that, unsurprisingly, weren't to...
02:55 pm EDT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Engadget Verizon announces Xoom pricing: $600 on contract, $20 per month for 1GB data
Verizon just filled in the rest of the Xoom pricing story -- in addition to the $800 off-contract version that's already up for pre-order at Best Buy, you'll be able to sign a two-year data contract a...
02:49 pm EDT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Engadget Amazon Prime Instant Video hands-on
Amazon has just turned on its Prime Instant Video service, letting paid Prime subscribers (sorry, students) in the US (sorry, foreigners) stream any of 5,000 movies and TV shows directly to their mach...
02:33 pm EDT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Engadget Nomad capacitive brush turns your iPad into an art canvas for $24 (video)
We didn't have much luck using the oStylus as a paint brush, but even the creator confessed that it was never intended for such chores. Thankfully, the Nomad Brush was concocted specifically for those...
01:27 pm EDT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Engadget Smart shows off Forspeed electric roadster concept
We've got some good news and some bad news for folks eager for a sportier, all-electric Smart vehicle. The good news is that parent company Mercedes-Benz has just taken the wraps of its brand new Smar...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Engadget Sony VAIO CA and CB pack the latest Core i5 power for those who can look past the neon
We're aware, the "exclusive" green and orange neon color of Sony's VAIO CB and CA laptops can make your eyes bleed, but Sony's pretty excited about the aesthetic and the way it radiates light around t...
12:44 pm EDT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Engadget Windows 8 beta for tablets at September PDC?
You don't need us to tell you what you already know in your gut to be true: Redmond is working hard on its tablet strategy. How embarrassing is it for Microsoft, the company that pioneered tablets and...
12:26 pm EDT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Engadget Amazon launches Prime Instant Video, unlimited streaming for Prime subscribers
We heard it was coming and now here it is. Amazon has flipped the switch on its "free" video streaming for Prime members, the service we've been hearing about for the past month or so. If you've alrea...
12:02 pm EDT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Engadget Verizon dropped 10,000 emergency calls during January snowstorm in Maryland, FCC finds it 'alarming'
Uh oh, Verizon's got itself into a bit of hot water with the old FCC. An outage during a snowstorm last month has reportedly resulted in a whopping 10,000 calls to 911 not being connected by the big r...
06:05 am EDT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Engadget Minecraft for iOS confirmed, the hunt resumes for free time to squander
You know all of that time you've been wasting on Angry Birds HD? Looks like your flying friends may have company when it comes time to, um... kill time, as Markus Persson has confirmed to Gamasutr...
05:01 am EDT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Engadget Lenovo trots out new ThinkPad T, L, and W series laptops
It feels like just yesterday that Lenovo unleashed a serious amount of Sandy Bridge laptops at CES, but left out of the bunch were the more traditional ThinkPad T, L and W models. Well, Lenovo's got t...
04:13 am EDT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Engadget Minecraft documentary gets a 20 minute preview, needs you to chip in for the finished product
Do you love Minecraft? Wait, don't answer. We know the answer. Well, we know how you feel -- and so do the folks at 2 Player Productions, the documentarians that brought you the extra-special chip...
03:51 am EDT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Engadget Samsung Epic 4G's Froyo update now available, no need to wait for OTA
Samsung apparently decided it's made Epic 4G owners wait long enough and beat Sprint's planned OTA release schedule to the punch by a few hours, posting the EB13 build that will update their phones to...
03:20 am EDT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Engadget Cornell University scientists use 3D printer to engineer human ear made of silicone
Welcome to the future, where scientists can print body parts. No, seriously: researchers at Cornell University have used 3D printing technology to engineer a human ear out of silicone. This should one...
02:31 am EDT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Engadget Engadget Podcast 233 - 02.21.2011
Our program today is XXXXXL heavy in a lot of different ways, and most of those ways lie under a big robotic green umbrella. Get it? It was a weather-related Android allusion; please forgive us. I...
02:20 am EDT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Engadget New high-res imaging could make biopsies obsolete, doctors still cutting up in meantime
So maybe a true-to-life Innerspace is still a few years off, but a professor at the University of Rochester has developed a way to take high-resolution 3D images under the skin's surface, potentially ...
01:15 am EDT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Engadget Robonaut 2: the trailer
In a world where the space shuttle program was in its last days... one robot answered the call to serve... persevered... and found that... just maybe... he had the right stuff too. Now... the mission ...
12:31 am EDT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Engadget Activision and Sega show off Wappy Dog dogbot Nintendo DS game at Toy Fair 2011
Toy Fair 2011 isn't quite as big a deal as say, CES or MWC, but it still has its fair share of nifty plaything gadgets. One jewel of the show is Sega's Wappy Dog toy that interfaces with Activision's ...
11:54 pm EDT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Engadget Zune Insider reminds that Zune isn't dead, announces Zune HD launch in Canada
We still have only an official non-denial from Microsoft about the continued livelihood of the name "Zune" as a brand, but now we have Zune Insider saying "Zune is not dead." Indeed we already knew th...
11:23 pm EDT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Engadget ASUS' 24.1-inch PA246Q P-IPS LCD now covering 98 percent of Adobe RGB, on sale for $500
This here monitor surfaced months ago, but it looks as if ASUS has just now started to ship it stateside. As far as 24-inch monitors go, this one's fairly well specced, and it's got a mighty tempting ...
10:59 pm EDT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Engadget The eCRP 1.4 electric race bike revealed, captured screaming around the track (video)
Another tasty electric race bike has been unveiled, this one with a lovely promo video -- and an opportunity for you to ride one. It's the eCRP 1.4, an evolution of the company's 2010 eCRP 1.2 and poi...
10:31 pm EDT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Engadget Zotac's Fusion-based Zbox AD03 Blu-ray HTPC gets reviewed, smiled upon
While AMD's Zacate E-350 APU has managed to find its way into a number of laptops, it's not exactly simple to find a desktop based on Fusion right now. Thankfully, Zotac was champing at the bit to be ...
10:08 pm EDT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Engadget Visualized: Motorola Xoom rolls into Best Buy
Sure, you've probably seen plenty of the Motorola Xoom by now, but have you seen a stack of them being rolled into a Best Buy? Didn't think so. Well, you can now rest assured that they are indeed ...
09:45 pm EDT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Engadget Sprint tweet makes February 24th launch sound like Windows Phone 7 -- is the HTC 7 Pro ready?
Announced late last year, Sprint's version of the HTC 7 Pro has been stuck in a holding pattern (along with Verizon's Trophy) while waiting for Microsoft to wrap up its first big software update for W...
09:22 pm EDT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Engadget Ford Focus Electric confirmed to not support fast charging, EV fragmentation looms large
Thought that fragmentation was reserved for the mobile OS realm? Think again. With the first (and second) waves of electric vehicles dribbling out to the streets, an obvious problem is becoming ev...
08:54 pm EDT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Engadget Samsung's Super AMOLED Plus displays dispense of maligned PenTile pixel configuration
As crisp and vibrant as AMOLED and Super AMOLED smartphone displays are, they roll off the assembly lines with a pretty big design compromise: most of the components in the marketplace right now make ...
08:32 pm EDT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Engadget Readability: Apple's new subscription policy 'smacks of greed'
Apple's new subscription policy has already drawn plenty of criticism -- not to mention the eye of the FTC and DOJ - but that doesn't make the missive issued by Readability today any less pointed. As ...
08:11 pm EDT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Engadget Microsoft to release Kinect for Windows SDK this spring
Looks like we're not the only ones enjoying all those Kinect hacks being dreamed up and implemented by hardworking enthusiasts the world o'er. That's right: it was rumored early this year, and now it'...
07:50 pm EDT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Engadget PlayStation Move, turntable used to track the Earth's rotation
The above pictured contraption, called Copernitron, features a PlayStation Move controller, a turntable, and a homebrew Helmholtz coil (you know, for canceling out interference caused by our planet's ...
07:27 pm EDT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Engadget Apple patent application opens the door to free-form acoustic gesture commands
Another Apple patent application has come to light that's making us stop the daily grind for a moment and ponder the possibilities. This one talks about scattering a bunch of acoustic transducers (bas...
07:04 pm EDT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Engadget Facebook Messenger iPhone app gives you yet another VoIP option, Zuckerberg yet another good idea
Think Facebook chat is cool? How's about a billion Facebook chats... with your voice. A company by the name of Crisp App has just pushed out an iOS program that may or may not be pulled at any tim...
06:40 pm EDT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Engadget AT&T's HTC Inspire 4G can do HSUPA, has it disabled for some mysterious reason
There's a story going around the past couple days that HTC's Inspire 4G for AT&T -- a phone that you would assume to be wicked fast on both uploads and downloads in light of the name -- doesn't su...
06:18 pm EDT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Engadget US Navy's free-electron laser breaks another record, takes aim at missiles next
The US Navy's free-electron laser has broken a few records already, but it's just plowed through another fairly big one -- one that its creators say could put it on the fast track to actually being us...
05:49 pm EDT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Engadget Twidroyd and UberTwitter (now called UberSocial) back online
We know you had a rough weekend, managing your micro-bloggin' and social networkin' with a web interface of all things, so we'll keep this one short and sweet: the kids at UberMedia have their once-ba...
05:32 pm EDT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Engadget Microsoft pushing small update to Windows Phones to prepare for copy and paste update later on
Don't get too excited when you see this update notification pop up -- as far as we can tell, it's got nothing users will notice -- but we've just been told by Microsoft that the company is getting rea...
05:21 pm EDT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Engadget Toyota decrees the plural of 'Prius' is 'Prii,' your Latin teacher looks on admonishingly
The world faces many challenges and concerns when it comes to the future of transportation, but one of the biggest hurdles to a utopian future has finally been overcome. Toyota, using the might of its...
04:51 pm EDT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Engadget Anaheim school district handing out GPS trackers to chronically absent students
So, it's like this -- if you're a California gang member, you're assigned a GPS tracker. And if you're on track to become a California gang member, you're also assigned a GPS tracker. Lovely. Accordin...
04:16 pm EDT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Engadget Screen Grabs: Dell Streak serves as seismograph on Fringe, Android nowhere to be found
Screen Grabs chronicles the uses (and misuses) of real-world gadgets in today's movies and TV. Send in your sightings (with screen grab!) to screengrabs at engadget dot com.It ain't the first time Del...
03:49 pm EDT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Engadget Palm Pre Plus to get webOS 2 after all?
We won't lie: we did feel a little put out when our pal Jon Rubinstein told us that webOS 2.0 wouldn't be coming to the Palm Pre Plus -- something about the older hardware not having the necessary "oo...
03:27 pm EDT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Engadget Man will run Tokyo Marathon with dizzying array of gadgetry, amazing lack of shame (video)
There are some activities that you'll simply never be able to get your friends to come along for, and for most groups of social cohorts running 26 miles certainly falls into the "you have fun with tha...
03:02 pm EDT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Engadget Exclusive: Sony 'S2' dual-screen Android clamshell and 9.4-inch Windows 7 VAIO slider due this year
So, by now you've seen the PlayStation Certified Qriocity tablet known within Sony as the "S1." But that's not the only tablet the venerable Japanese company is preparing to launch in 2011. We've been...
02:31 pm EDT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Engadget BMW launches new 'i' brand focused on electrification, lower-case letters
BMW already has one of the shortest names on the auto front, but it's about to get shorter. The company has just launched "i," a sub-marque much like the company's M cars but, rather than focusing on ...
02:13 pm EDT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Engadget GammaTech's Durabook S15C is deceitfully rugged, unashamedly mobile
Shopped for a rugged laptop of late? If so, you've probably become overwhelmed with grief, likely due to the fact that 99.95 percent of them are both a) huge and b) unsightly. GammaTech's got a be...
01:47 pm EDT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Engadget Volvo releases more details on 124MPG V60 plug-in, shows off iPhone app (video)
Current gasoline-powered hybrids can barely manage to keep ahead of small diesels in the mpg wars that will shape our future transportation structure, but in theory a diesel hybrid would rule the roos...
01:12 pm EDT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Engadget Xtreamer Ultra HTPC launching with Ion 2, "100 price point
Name recognition? Ah, who cares? Particularly when you're hawking an Ion 2-based media PC for €100. Xtreamer -- the same folks responsible for the e-TRAYz NAS -- is gearing up to unveil i...
01:12 pm EDT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Engadget Xtreamer Ultra HTPC launching with Ion 2, 200 Euro price point
Name recognition? Ah, who cares? Particularly when you're hawking an Ion 2-based media PC for €100 €200 Xtreamer -- the same folks responsible for the e-TRAYz NAS -- is gearing up to...
12:35 pm EDT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Engadget NEC's MEDIAS N-04C is only 7.7mm thick, has Android 2.2, NFC, and no ambition to leave Japan
It's only been three months since the last avalanche of NTT DoCoMo phones, but that's not stopping the Japanese carrier from scheming up another hardware refresh. Leaked out ahead of what's expected t...
11:51 am EDT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Engadget Motorola Xoom will ship without Flash support on February 24th, expects it in 'Spring 2011'?
Verizon's webpage dedicated to the Xoom has just gone up and one of our eagle-eyed readers has already spotted a disquieting bit of small print: "Adobe Flash expected Spring 2011." You don't sit aroun...
11:51 am EDT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Engadget Motorola Xoom will ship without Flash support on February 24th, expects it in 'Spring 2011' (updated)
Verizon's webpage dedicated to the Xoom has just gone up and one of our eagle-eyed readers has already spotted a disquieting bit of small print: "Adobe Flash expected Spring 2011." You don't sit aroun...
10:52 am EDT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Engadget Antistatic E-3POD concept wins Citroen design award, job for its student creator
Who says dreaming doesn't pay? A young designer by the name of Heikki Juvonen recently won himself a six-month job placement at Citroen's PSA Design Centre in Paris after producing the most compel...
10:19 am EDT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Engadget Huawei offers to build out London Underground cellular coverage for free
No such thing as a free lunch, is there? China's Huawei has generously offered to pick up the roughly £50 million ($81 million) tab for equipment to line London's sprawling subway system wit...
09:29 am EDT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Engadget Kno looking to sell off ambitious tablet hardware business, focus on software instead
Competition usually giveth, but sometimes it taketh away too. All Things D is reporting today that Kno, the company that aimed to deliver a most bodacious dual-screen tablet to students, is investigat...
08:46 am EDT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Engadget Panasonic's HV200 portable TV is controlled with a wave of the hand
The Fistful of Lard conundrum, heard of it? Probably not because we just made it up. Nevertheless, it's the classic dilemma faced by any home cook: how do you control the counter-top set without s...
08:09 am EDT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Engadget Product placement gets a logo of its own, turns the world inside out
So the UK is finally catching up with the fine money-grubbing nations of this world and allowing product placement in British-made TV programming, starting from next Monday, February 28th. Advertising...
07:02 am EDT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Engadget TI-Nspire calculator: yes, it plays Doom
Sure, folks have ported games over to the good ol' number cruncher for ages, but getting a fully rendered classic like Doom to run on a calculator is a different feat altogether. The folks over at omn...
04:59 am EDT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Engadget Dell XPS 14 discontinued, will be replaced with something thinner and lighter
Sure, it was only about four months ago that Dell released its XPS 14, but unfortunately, those looking to snatch up the Core i5, NVIDIA GeForce 400M-powered laptop today will have a mighty hard time....
03:31 am EDT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Engadget Robot hand hits 20WPM, nearly ready to embrace infinite monkey theorem
Robot hands have been grabbing, crushing, drawing and otherwise actuating for years, but have you ever seen one properly type? That's the primary purpose of a new Virginia Tech design. Engineers b...
02:00 am EDT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: trains speed up, paint improves planes, and the CO2-scrubbing artificial trees
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.This week Inhabitat saw high-speed railways pick up steam a...
01:07 am EDT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Engadget Ixonos shows off windowed UI for Android
When your tablet needs a windowed UI, has it crossed some undrawn, implied boundary that makes it too complex for the kinds of casual tasks you'd want to accomplish on a tablet? Hard to say, but t...
12:00 am EDT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Engadget Switched On: Nokia's Windows of opportunity
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.Perhaps it bore repeating for the shock value to sink in, but Nokia CEO Stephen Elop missed nary an opportunity to defe...
11:03 pm EDT - Sun, February 20, 2011
Engadget Nanocade kit now on sale in the USA, somewhat less pricy at $229
If you asked us to drop $350 for 23 pieces of laser-cut plastic, we'd probably shoo you away, but it's hard to resist the incredible charm of the Nanocade. Besides, designer Rasmus Sorensen's actually...
10:01 pm EDT - Sun, February 20, 2011
Engadget Momentus XT hybrid drive causing headaches, Seagate working to fix
All's not well in hybrid solid state storage land, as owners of Seagate's Momentus XT are facing serious issues with their drives -- despite glowing initial reviews, a number of long-term users claim ...
08:52 pm EDT - Sun, February 20, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Podcast, live at 4:15PM EST!
MWC was insanely insane, and we're going to spend this week's podcast hour just trying to count all the Android phones that were launched. If you're aware of any good whole numbers, we'd love to enlis...
08:31 pm EDT - Sun, February 20, 2011
Engadget Apple patent application points to denser batteries, improved charging technique
Some might think a ten-hour Macbook battery mighty fine, but we're happy to say that Cupertino's not quite satisfied. AppleInsider spotted a pair of Apple patent applications detailing a improved way ...
07:02 pm EDT - Sun, February 20, 2011
Engadget Imperia plug-in hybrid does 0 - 60 in four seconds, looks classy while doing it
If you're tired of hybrids like the Prius or Volt, cars that could easily get lost in a Hertz parking lot, check out the GP. It's the first and only product from resurrected Belgian auto maker Imperia...
05:14 pm EDT - Sun, February 20, 2011
Engadget Kinect hackers give us iOS-friendly dodgeball and Human Tetris
Remember that Microsoft Rally Ball demo from a few days ago that showed Windows Phone 7's integration with Xbox? Well, the gang at Supertouch has stolen a bit of Ballmer's thunder with a new Kinec...
03:36 pm EDT - Sun, February 20, 2011
Engadget Google's Native Client almost 'ready for takeoff,' ready to make ActiveX look visionary
We're almost there, almost to the release of the Native Client we first got wind of last May. It is, basically, a way to run native code within a browser -- low-end stuff capable of delivering perform...
01:44 pm EDT - Sun, February 20, 2011
Engadget Best Buy adding new Apple laptop SKUs to its systems, foreshadows MacBook Pro refresh
Best Buy's laptop discovery tool is doing a slightly overzealous job this morning by listing a set of "new SKU" laptops from Apple Computer before said company has had a chance to announce them. This ...
01:12 pm EDT - Sun, February 20, 2011
Engadget Apple announcing new high-speed interconnect, Light Peak here we come?
There's not a scrap of evidence to back this rumor, but everything seems to line up: CNET reports that Apple will announce "a new high-speed connection technology" soon -- and Intel's Light Peak seems...
10:29 am EDT - Sun, February 20, 2011
Engadget Elite Porsche tuner RUF gets in on the electric game with three eRUF models
If you want a Porsche with a little bit more -- more power, more handling, more brakes, more outrageous styling -- you want a RUF. It's technically an independent auto manufacturer, but every model st...
08:21 am EDT - Sun, February 20, 2011
Engadget Motorola Xoom up for in-store pre-order at Best Buy, $800 for Thursday availability
No more stunt prices, no more premature web appearances, this (we hope) is finally Best Buy's fully official listing for the Motorola Xoom. It brings no great surprises to those who've been tracking t...
07:02 am EDT - Sun, February 20, 2011
Engadget Amazon Appstore for Android will let you buy apps without a device
No Android device? No problem! Turns out Amazon's upcoming Appstore for Android -- which has been in the works for some time -- will allow you to purchase apps even before you receive the device y...
04:34 am EDT - Sun, February 20, 2011
Engadget Archos Arnova is ready to exterminate your clock radio, your Squeezebox too
The consumer electronics company with the phlegmatic name has just dropped its latest device on us, and for once it isn't a tablet or some form of PMP. It's the Archos Arnova, a fancy clock radio, wit...
03:19 am EDT - Sun, February 20, 2011
Engadget US Air Force raises concerns over LightSquared's LTE network messing with GPS
Following a navigation system's instructions without driving into a ravine is hard enough as it is -- can you even imagine how hard it'd be if you kept losing GPS reception every time you drove within...
02:11 am EDT - Sun, February 20, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry Dakota Montana spotted in the wild, sporting threads of carbon
So how's our little leaked friend the alleged BlackBerry Bold Touch doing as Canada's winter continues to rage? Looks like he's all wrapped up and toasty in a tasteful carbon fiber weave. N4BB nab...
01:47 am EDT - Sun, February 20, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S 4G will actually cost $200, unfortunately
Here's a quick heads-up, if you had your heart set on Samsung's Galaxy S 4G: T-Mobile says it'll actually cost $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate. That means you're paying $250 out the door for an HSP...
01:06 am EDT - Sun, February 20, 2011
Engadget AT&T opens up video archives, shares the history inside
Where can you find Orson Welles, Marconi's daughter, Alexander Graham Bell's grandaughter, and inventors of the transistor and television? You might try To Communicate is the Beginning, a 1976 edu...
12:12 am EDT - Sun, February 20, 2011
Engadget Nokia CEO: cheap Windows Phones can come 'very quickly'
We'd raised our own concerns in interviews with both Stephen Elop and Microsoft's Aaron Woodman in the past week that Nokia could have difficulty pushing the Windows Phone platform low enough to fill ...
11:06 pm EDT - Sat, February 19, 2011
Engadget Rolls-Royce electrifies Phantom sedan, tests the waters of luxury (video)
If you have the money to consider owning a Rolls, we doubt you're worried about gasoline, but that hasn't stopped the manufacturer from finally electrifying its Spirit of Ecstasy. Two years after teas...
09:57 pm EDT - Sat, February 19, 2011
Engadget German researchers take mind-controlled car for a carefully-controlled spin
Emotiv's mind-reading EPOC headset may not have changed the face of video games, but it looks like it's proven to be more than adequate for a team of German researchers, who've used it as the key comp...
08:44 pm EDT - Sat, February 19, 2011
Engadget Intel to spend $5 billion on new 14nm fab in Arizona, create 4,000 new jobs this year
When Paul Otellini isn't too busy talking about being jilted by Nokia, he spends his time hosting presidents and splashing billions of dollars on new manufacturing facilities. Intel's CEO is wrapping ...
07:51 pm EDT - Sat, February 19, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry Monaco makes brief video appearance with Verizon branding
Needless to say, the Storm 2's past its prime -- if it ever had a prime -- and if Verizon is going to continue with the touchscreen BlackBerry theme, it needs to re-up fast. That would be where the so...
06:40 pm EDT - Sat, February 19, 2011
Engadget Motorola Atrix 4G already rooted, and it's not even out yet
If you thought the lack of root on the Atrix 4G was going to save you a couple hundred bucks next week... well, we hate to break the bad news, but you're going to need to find another excuse not to bu...
05:34 pm EDT - Sat, February 19, 2011
Engadget GAEMS Xbox 360 traveling case gets sleek redesign, still won't help you spell correctly
The last rendition we saw of the GAEMS console-carrying case looked more like a giant lunch box than a solution to your portable gaming needs. If you're still interested in bringing your Xbox 360 on t...
03:21 pm EDT - Sat, February 19, 2011
Engadget Meka's M-1 Mobile Manipulator, a cuter Cody the spit bath robot (video)
Remember Cody? The robot from Georgia Tech designed to give spit baths to the elderly and crippled? Well, Cody's got an attractive younger cousin named M-1, and for $340,000 this fine piece of...
01:10 pm EDT - Sat, February 19, 2011
Engadget Google Social Search update makes your friends more relevant, difficult to ignore
Google's been talking up its Social Search function for sometime, but up until now your friends' tweets probably haven't made it to the top of your search results -- unless of course you're besties wi...
11:01 am EDT - Sat, February 19, 2011
Engadget Intel CEO Paul Otellini flip-flops, says he 'would've gone Android' if he were Elop
It's hard to say if Intel CEO Paul Otellini was simply misquoted the first go 'round, or if he really had a change of heart in the course of 48 hours. Either way, the most recent quotes coming from th...
08:45 am EDT - Sat, February 19, 2011
Engadget WowWee's Light Strike makes laser tag look more like Paper Jamz
WowWee, the same folks who brought you Paper Jamz, are giving yet another American leisure-time institution a makeover, and this time they've set their sights on laser tag. Carrying over the Paper Jam...
06:59 am EDT - Sat, February 19, 2011
Engadget Samsung wants to sell 10 million 3D TVs this year, LG plans on 5 million
Here's one way to solve a chicken-and-egg dilemma: crank out 15 million chickens. That's seem to be the plan for Samsung and LG, anyway -- Samsung plans to sell 10 million 3D TVs this year, up five ti...
05:31 am EDT - Sat, February 19, 2011
Engadget TwelveSouth Magic Wand brings your keyboard and Magic Trackpad closer together
Kind of crazy that we haven't seen more accessories that combine the Apple Bluetooth keyboard with the Magic Trackpad yet, but TwelveSouth has it covered with the Magic Wand, a simple aluminum half-tu...
04:44 am EDT - Sat, February 19, 2011
Engadget BMW puts a range-extending ICE in its Megacity EV, provides tonic for your range anxiety
When we first left the safe confines of our parents' home, many of us experienced separation anxiety. As we grow older, we suffer from disconnection anxiety -- and no, iPhone owners, that doesn't refe...
03:59 am EDT - Sat, February 19, 2011
Engadget Masdar City's driverless pods now whisking students around on a limited basis (video)
Oh, sure -- Masdar City's driverless pods may not make nearly as many stops as your average metro, but it essentially matches the usefulness of the subway station in Pyongyang. And with a lot less ene...
03:31 am EDT - Sat, February 19, 2011
Engadget How would you change D-Link's Boxee Box?
Yeah, Boxee just gave you all what you've been asking for, but here's the real question: what else does your little heart desire? D-Link's Boxee Box has most certainly shaken up the industry, prov...
02:42 am EDT - Sat, February 19, 2011
Engadget Land Rover develops Range_e hybrid, will show it off at the Geneva Motor Show
You know electric cars are in the ascendancy when even the fearsome 4x4s start looking to add an extra little spark to their energy production and storage. Land Rover has just announced it'll demo one...
01:40 am EDT - Sat, February 19, 2011
Engadget Idapt's $40 i2+ universal charging dock now shipping, patching over divides
Fancy a way to charge his and her phones with a single dock? Idapt's i2+ has you covered -- the multifaceted mobile charging machine that launched at CES is now shipping directly from the com...
12:39 am EDT - Sat, February 19, 2011
Engadget Qualcomm fends off Smartbook AG, can legally write 'smartbook' on the platform's tombstone
It's perhaps a little too little and a little too late, but Qualcomm can now use the word "smartbook" to describe low end smartphone/laptop hybrids -- the sort of machine the company's CEO says have b...
12:10 am EDT - Sat, February 19, 2011
Engadget DARPA-funded Nano Hummingbird spybot takes flight (video)
We were plenty impressed when we saw the initial tests of AeroVironment's robo-hummingbird -- now officially dubbed the Nano Hummingbird -- but we can't say they quite prepared us for the final produc...
11:48 pm EDT - Fri, February 18, 2011
Engadget Ken Jennings talks about losing to Watson, being human after all
In a piece for Slate titled "My Puny Human Brain," former-Jeopardy-greatest Ken Jennings talks briefly through his experience playing against IBM's Watson. If you were hoping for some sour grapes, you...
11:26 pm EDT - Fri, February 18, 2011
Engadget My So-Called Cellphone
My So-Called Cellphone is part of a series of retrospectives where the editors of Engadget detail their first brushes with technology. Join them, won't you?The first laptop was a major life change...
11:03 pm EDT - Fri, February 18, 2011
Engadget Videogame hardware and software sales declining, time to roll out some new consoles?
There was a time when you couldn't go three years without having to shell out $300 for the latest and greatest videogame console, something with mind-blowing graphics and slight refreshes of the games...
10:43 pm EDT - Fri, February 18, 2011
Engadget HTC Incredible S auto-rotating buttons explained? (video)
We were quite bedazzled by the HTC Incredible S after our hands-on at MWC, but it's the auto-rotating icons for the capacitive buttons that left us most intrigued. So we went back to the HTC booth to ...
10:34 pm EDT - Fri, February 18, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Show - 018: GM's Micky Bly, Watson researcher David Gondek, EN-V demo, Atrix 4G
Humans, allow us to present the latest episode of The Engadget Show -- you won't want to miss it. First up, Josh and Tim Stevens sit down with GM's chief electrical engineer Micky Bly for a frank con...
10:21 pm EDT - Fri, February 18, 2011
Engadget CE-Oh no he didn't!: INQ chief says Android is too geeky for 'pretty girls'
Take one dose of improper generalization, mix it in with a heaping of condescension, and then add a pinch of good old sexism. What do you get? This quote, coming from Frank Meehan, CEO of the Andr...
10:02 pm EDT - Fri, February 18, 2011
Engadget Motorola: 28 percent of 2010 revenue came from Verizon
Think the Atrix 4G might be a critical launch for Motorola right now? A fresh regulatory filing by Motorola today revealed that the company got a whopping 28 percent of its cash from Verizon last ...
10:01 pm EDT - Fri, February 18, 2011
Engadget Twitter suspends UberTwitter and Twidroyd for 'violating' its policies (update: apps are fixed, should be live soon)
Without elaborating, Twitter has just posted a help document titled "I'm Having Problems Logging In to UberTwitter or twidroyd" that gives little hope for an immediate fix: turns out the company has o...
09:37 pm EDT - Fri, February 18, 2011
Engadget MacBook Pros may be in for an imminent refresh, about time too
Welcome back to our annual tradition of speculating on just when and how Apple will freshen up its laptop range. AppleInsider is citing multiple sources today in support of its assertion that the MacB...
09:20 pm EDT - Fri, February 18, 2011
Engadget Blue Microphones Yeti Pro review
USB microphones have come a long way in the past decade. We still remember our first experiences with them. Was it the 90's? It was the 90's, and it was a debacle: getting your drivers in line, wo...
08:58 pm EDT - Fri, February 18, 2011
Engadget Xperia Play shows up in Verizon's inventory
By now you should be doubt-free that the Xperia Play exists and is coming to Verizon, but if not, let this clear things up. A well-trusted tipster has just sent us the above screen shot of the Sony R8...
08:52 pm EDT - Fri, February 18, 2011
Engadget Myriad Alien Dalvik hands-on (video)
What if you could run Android apps on other platforms? That's exactly the question Benoit Shillings and his team at Myriad asked themselves before setting out to create Alien Dalvik. The resulting...
08:27 pm EDT - Fri, February 18, 2011
Engadget Motorola Atrix 4G pegged for February 21st pre-order delivery
Current pre-orders appear to be looking at early March delivery, but AT&T has gone on record saying that folks that elected to pre-order the mighty Motorola Atrix 4G by the 17th will receive it on...
08:06 pm EDT - Fri, February 18, 2011
Engadget Obama talked R&D with tech industry CEOs, appoints Intel's Paul Otellini to advisory council
Sure, there may have been some toasts and likely a bit of joking, but it looks like President Obama also got down to a bit of business during his meeting with some of the tech industry's top CEOs yest...
07:44 pm EDT - Fri, February 18, 2011
Engadget Samsung Epic 4G officially signed up for Froyo starting February 21st
Weary Epic 4G owners, wonder no more about your phone's long-overdue update to Android 2.2, because the rumors were true: it's nearly here. Sprint has thrown up a support page detailing the build EB13...
07:14 pm EDT - Fri, February 18, 2011
Engadget Acer's Aspire One D257 attempts to send ripples through MWC
Despite its variety of new tablets, Acer's already told us of its plans to continue on with its Aspire One netbooks, and the new D257 is all the proof we need of that. At this point, we don't know muc...
06:54 pm EDT - Fri, February 18, 2011
Engadget Google, Best Buy, Sony and others form alliance to defend FCC's proposed 'AllVid' standard
We've already seen Sony, TiVo and others come out in support of the FCC's proposed CableCard replacement, known as AllVid, but it looks like they're now stepping up their game considerably. In a lette...
06:33 pm EDT - Fri, February 18, 2011
Engadget inPulse smartwatch turns programmable, and it can almost play Doom (video) (update)
Once upon a time the inPulse was a BlackBerry peripheral, but no more -- now, it's a fully programmable device-agnostic Bluetooth wrist computer. That's because its manufacturer Allerta released an S...
05:58 pm EDT - Fri, February 18, 2011
Engadget Thrustmaster T500 RS review
For a long time -- a long, long time -- Logitech and Gran Turismo have gone together like rubber and asphalt. Like carbon fiber and fender flares. Like drivers' privates and their Nomex underpants. Th...
05:29 pm EDT - Fri, February 18, 2011
Engadget Latest Android Gingerbread release brings NFC and Bluetooth together for tappable sharing
Sending a webpage from an HP Pre 3 to a Touchpad is as easy as tapping them together, a technique we've not previously seen -- but something that's now possible in the latest flavor of Gingerbread: An...
05:12 pm EDT - Fri, February 18, 2011
Engadget House of Representatives votes to block net neutrality
The net neutrality debate was sadly destined to be swallowed up by left-right posturing once the FCC voted 3-2 to impose a compromise set of access rules on the ISP industry, and it appears the ensuin...
04:53 pm EDT - Fri, February 18, 2011
Engadget Huawei IDEOS X3 hands-on (video)
Yesterday at MWC we got our hands on the Huawei IDEOS X3, an Android 2.3 phone slotted right between the IDEOS / Comet we reviewed recently and the X5 we saw at CES. While the original IDEOS took Andr...
04:30 pm EDT - Fri, February 18, 2011
Engadget Caption Contest: Obama has dinner with tech industry CEOs
Barack Obama is a president well known for being in touch with technology, so it's no surprise to see him wining and dining the industry's biggest decision makers. Larry Ellison, Eric Schmidt, Carol B...
04:16 pm EDT - Fri, February 18, 2011
Engadget NoteSlate teased with new product shots, moves one step away from vaporware status
Look, you can't say no to a $99 electronic ink drawing tablet, but to believe that that his here NoteSlate has any chance of retailing at that price you'd also need the naiveté of a child who a...