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11:54 pm EDT - Wed, March 30, 2011
Engadget ECOmove QBEAK EV unveiled, grows a roof but no actual beak (video)
You might expect a car with the word "beak" in its nose to have something of a pronounced proboscis. Not so. It's the ECOmove QBEAK, a little, orange, all-electric car that's now been shown in the act...
11:22 pm EDT - Wed, March 30, 2011
Engadget Skype 5 for Mac continues to frustrate -- how's it treating you?
It's rare that a new piece of software generates only positive feedback, but the world's most popular VoIP app has seemingly frustrated throngs of loyal Mac users, including a number of technologicall...
10:53 pm EDT - Wed, March 30, 2011
Engadget Watch-controlled robo-tot grasps small objects, the meaning of life (video)
It may seem like there's an abundance of robot news lately, but we're just trying to please our mechanical overlords deliver the latest in gadget and technology news. What we've got here is an Arduino...
10:28 pm EDT - Wed, March 30, 2011
Engadget Samsung reportedly installing keylogger software on laptops (update: official response)
We'll start by saying that we've reached out to Samsung for a response here, but as of now, no reply has been given -- neither a confirmation nor a refusal of truth. Why bother mentioning that? If...
10:09 pm EDT - Wed, March 30, 2011
Engadget Researchers show off 'flex' interface for touchscreens
No, it's not an actual flexible touchscreen, but this so-called "flex" interface developed by some researchers at Osaka University is still pretty novel. Rather than simply moving content off the scre...
09:45 pm EDT - Wed, March 30, 2011
Engadget Harvard physicist puts fires out with electrified wand, hopes to share on HarvardConnection
Okay, so maybe Ludovico Cademartiri will be forced to share the good news on Facebook (or ConnectU, if he's into playing the role of rebel), but at least he's bound to see over a couple of hundred hit...
09:23 pm EDT - Wed, March 30, 2011
Engadget Microsoft's 'updated Xbox 360 disc format' to add an extra gigabyte?
As you'll recall from yesterday, there was one small detail that stood out in Microsoft's announcement of a new preview program for the Xbox 360 -- namely, word that the latest system update would bri...
08:55 pm EDT - Wed, March 30, 2011
Engadget This year's hottest pocket mirror is also a USB 3.0 multi-format card reader
We always knew that the worlds of technology and popular culture were on a collision course of epic proportions, and if this isn't proof... well, you might say that proof simply doesn't exist. Brando'...
08:27 pm EDT - Wed, March 30, 2011
Engadget Google to receive regular privacy audits following FTC ruling on Buzz
Well, it looks like the spectre of Buzz will be looming large over Google for some time to come -- the company has just reached an agreement with the FTC that will see it receive independent privacy a...
08:04 pm EDT - Wed, March 30, 2011
Engadget Best Buy Connect takes the 4G leap, now stocking over 20 WiMAX products
Took 'em long enough! Nearly a full year has elapsed between the time that Best Buy announced that its 'Connect' program would support 4G and the time that it actually started stocked 4G gear. In fact...
07:38 pm EDT - Wed, March 30, 2011
Engadget Boxee details next Box update with iPad support and more in May
We refuse to be surprised that the next Boxee Box update isn't actually arriving by the end of March, but just to tide us over CEO Avner Ronen has picked up his blogging pen and revealed many of the c...
07:24 pm EDT - Wed, March 30, 2011
Engadget ASUS Eee Pad Transformer and Eee Slate EP121 get official UK pricing
We've heard a fair amount of rumors and speculation about the impending release of ASUS' latest and, perhaps, craziest new slates, and now its giving us the real details -- for the UK at least. The wi...
07:02 pm EDT - Wed, March 30, 2011
Engadget Vimeo's gratis iOS video editing app punks iMovie in its own house, available now
Still waffling over that bank-shattering $4.99 iMovie purchase? We get it. Thankfully, you've held out long enough for the free market to come and rescue you (again) -- Vimeo has just launched a l...
06:39 pm EDT - Wed, March 30, 2011
Engadget Google adding a +1 button to search results, hopes you Like it
Looks like not even mighty Google itself is able to resist the charms of a bit of widespread internet shorthand. +1, whether used to uprank an Engadget comment or in freehand writing to signify o...
06:10 pm EDT - Wed, March 30, 2011
Engadget HP rolling out webOS 3.0 beta to Early Access developers today
Interested in developing for HP's upcoming TouchPad? Sure you are -- but to play ball, you're going to need access to webOS version 3.0, which the company has announced will be getting delivered a...
06:02 pm EDT - Wed, March 30, 2011
Engadget NoDo Windows Phone 7 update hits the Venue Pro, Dell update to follow
Well, it looks like Venue Pro owners will be getting not one but two software updates in the near future. Dell has just confirmed that the much-anticipated NoDo Windows Phone 7 update has begun rollin...
05:41 pm EDT - Wed, March 30, 2011
Engadget Inside the giant megawatt batteries that will power Russia's Sochi Winter Olympic Games (video)
Clean and constant power is something that we take for granted here in the Americas. Sure, we've seen rolling blackouts in California before, and that outage in the Northeast back in 2003 was decidedl...
05:19 pm EDT - Wed, March 30, 2011
Engadget MetroPCS lays the TapouT smackdown on Huawei's Ascend... gently
Is it really, truly possible to market a Froyo-based smartphone -- let alone one from 2010 -- to a demographic obsessed with Cauliflower ear? MetroPCS seems to think so, and its version of the Hua...
04:59 pm EDT - Wed, March 30, 2011
Engadget Zapd iOS app creates your next website in seconds flat, seriously (video)
Sure, the end result looks like a highly styled Tumblr, but let's repeat this: it's created on your phone. For those who are flat terrified of coding (or simply don't have the time to stay on top of a...
04:20 pm EDT - Wed, March 30, 2011
Engadget Google's gigabit fiber network to be built in Kansas City, Kansas; people of Topeka reportedly crestfallen
We were just wondering what Google was doing with that super-fast gigabit network it promised to set up in one lucky city and here's finally a fresh development. The winner has been chosen and it's Ka...
03:54 pm EDT - Wed, March 30, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc review
Like all good things Sony Ericsson, the Xperia Arc didn't wait for an official announcement to make itself known. First appearing on a set of teasing posters at CES in January, it confounded us with a...
03:24 pm EDT - Wed, March 30, 2011
Engadget Big cable-backed broadband bill soars through NC House, one step closer to stifling ISP competition
We've said it before, and we'll say it again: Time Warner Cable is made up of some insanely shady folks. And frankly, it's not just TWC to blame here -- CenturyLink, Embarq and a smattering of other b...
03:04 pm EDT - Wed, March 30, 2011
Engadget In Idea Man, Paul Allen tells his side of co-founding Microsoft without pulling any punches
These days Paul Allen is largely known for his ridiculously oversized yacht, his lawsuits, and his quest for commercial space flight, but of course it was co-founding Microsoft with Bill Gates that ga...
02:43 pm EDT - Wed, March 30, 2011
Engadget RIM strikes licensing deal with Intellectual Ventures for 30,000 IP assets
We still haven't heard much out of Intellectual Ventures' latest patent offensive against no less than nine tech companies, but the company founded by former Microsoft CTO Nathan Mhyrvold is now makin...
02:22 pm EDT - Wed, March 30, 2011
Engadget Dell's Andy Lark bashes the iPad, points out far-fetched figures instead of actual flaws
In business, there's a right way to take on a rival, and apparently, the Dell way. If you're up for taking a lesson in the latter, look no further than the CIO article down in our source link. There, ...
02:02 pm EDT - Wed, March 30, 2011
Engadget iPad 2 gets wireless 1080p mirroring, fattens up in the process (video)
One might say that AirPlay is pretty nifty for shooting content from your iOS device to your TV, but it only works with a handful of apps, and worse still, maxes out at a paltry 720p. Apple offers an...
01:39 pm EDT - Wed, March 30, 2011
Engadget Microsoft job posting teases Windows Phone Mobile Studio, requires thinking cap to grok
A conclusion for Captain Obvious to draw, this is not. As with most mega-corp job postings, the wording in Microsoft's latest is just obfuscated enough to keep us guessing, but a few key phrases have ...
01:14 pm EDT - Wed, March 30, 2011
Engadget Softbank to offer free phones to earthquake orphans, free replacement for lost iPhones
Following the catastrophic earthquakes and tsunami in Japan, surviving victims from the affected region are going to face a tough time over the coming months, if not years. Many of those who are more ...
12:51 pm EDT - Wed, March 30, 2011
Engadget Star Wars Blu-ray release date set for September 16, 2011
Now you can reserve that Storm Trooper uniform. While the Star Wars: The Complete Saga, Star Wars: Original Trilogy and Star Wars: Prequel Trilogy Blu-ray sets were originally announced with a release...
12:30 pm EDT - Wed, March 30, 2011
Engadget Roku XD player comes directly to Best Buy shelves with no Netgear intervention
After receiving a boost from Netgear it appears Roku's plans for 2011 include hitting retail under its own name, as it's officially announced the Roku XD (no NTV250 branding) is available at Best Buy,...
11:58 am EDT - Wed, March 30, 2011
Engadget Microsoft keeps gunning after Apple's 'generic' App Store trademark, brings in a linguistics expert
We'd say this was getting silly but that would imply that it wasn't already. Microsoft and Apple are still at each other's throat over the latter's trademark application for the term "App Store," with...
11:19 am EDT - Wed, March 30, 2011
Engadget Google Street View invades historic landmarks, makes it unnecessary for you to ever leave the house
The vagabonds of Google's Street View team have struck again, this time conquering classical French and Italian landmarks for their mothership's immense pictorial collection. As of today, you're able ...
10:42 am EDT - Wed, March 30, 2011
Engadget Tesla sues Top Gear for libel, New Stig unavailable for comment (update: BBC responds)
Fans of a particular show featuring three middle-aged men with an unhealthy penchant for cars, plus a fourth individual whose interests are rather more elusive, probably remember a 2008 episode in whi...
09:58 am EDT - Wed, March 30, 2011
Engadget Sony's NC-13 buds cancel noise, RF865 cans transmit across a football field
Given the one-size-fits-few nature of most audio products, it's good to have choices, and Sony happens to have two new pairs of headphones designed for very particular segments of your life. If, say, ...
09:12 am EDT - Wed, March 30, 2011
Engadget Lenovo T420s and W520 notebooks hit the streets, one with Quadro Optimus graphics
You knew they were coming, but today it's time to choose -- will you withstand the temptation of a tricked-out ThinkPad W520 workstation or T420s thin-and-light with Sandy Bridge CPUs? Yes, Lenovo...
08:26 am EDT - Wed, March 30, 2011
Engadget Google Docs now on Jolicloud Desktop, Joli OS
It already has one of the cutest names in cloud computing, and now it has Google Docs, too. Following up on its integration of Dropbox, Jolicloud just added support for the online office suite, which ...
07:37 am EDT - Wed, March 30, 2011
Engadget iPad 2 sliced up again, this time in the name of radio science
By now you've probably watched iFixit's recent iPad 2 teardown video several times while drooling profusely, but we just know you're itching to find out what's different with the innards of the WiFi-o...
06:57 am EDT - Wed, March 30, 2011
Engadget First 'Skype booth' opens at Estonian airport as company reaches 30 million simultaneous users
Phone booths are old hat, we know that much for sure. But Skype booths? Tallinn Airport in Estonia's capital has become the first site to host a dedicated Skype station, which allows you to video ...
01:53 am EDT - Wed, March 30, 2011
Engadget Keyglove ditches QWERTY for one-handed computer control (video)
We've seen some pretty ambitious hand warmers in our day, but we're pretty sure this one takes the cake. Keyglove is an Open Source Hardware (OSHW) project that's intended to eliminate those clunky ke...
01:20 am EDT - Wed, March 30, 2011
Engadget Android Market gets in-app billing, your virtual nickels are now spoken for
Google said they were coming this week, and here they are -- Android apps can now have their own miniature storefronts for in-app purchases galore. You'll find Tap Tap Revenge, Comics, Gun Bros, Deer ...
12:58 am EDT - Wed, March 30, 2011
Engadget Super Pong Table serves up four-way retro play, whole lot of awesome (video)
Sure it's just sliding sticks and bouncing balls, but anyone who grew up playing Atari can tell you that Pong rules. Unfortunately, its earliest incarnation only supported enough 2D fun for two, which...
12:21 am EDT - Wed, March 30, 2011
Engadget Visualized: Mercury
It may look like a spotty, monochromatic water melon, but we're taking NASA's word on this one -- the image above is the very first taken from an orbiting spacecraft of our solar system's innermost pl...
11:38 pm EDT - Tue, March 29, 2011
Engadget IE9 is the most energy-efficient modern browser, according to Microsoft's own testing
Of all the battlefields we've witnessed in the browser wars, this one's never really crossed our minds before: energy efficiency. Yes, the power efficiency of a piece of software, not hardware, is bei...
11:03 pm EDT - Tue, March 29, 2011
Engadget Windows Phone 7 getting NFC payments in next update?
Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 is still catching up to the competition in terms of apps and basic features, but when it comes to mobile payments it might not be left in the dust -- Bloomberg has two anon...
10:53 pm EDT - Tue, March 29, 2011
Engadget Google hires Java founder James Gosling amid Oracle infringement suit - ah, snap!
And the war wages on... We've been reporting on the showdown between Oracle and Google over Java-related patent infringement since its inception, and now El Goog's throwing a little extra excitement i...
10:32 pm EDT - Tue, March 29, 2011
Engadget HTC HD7 finally gets NoDo, WP7 users revel in the splendor of copy paste
Last week, Microsoft released a NoDo update schedule for all of its WP7 devices, and it looks like T-Mobile's sticking to the plan. That's right folks, T-Mobile's HTC HD7 owners are officially the fir...
10:11 pm EDT - Tue, March 29, 2011
Engadget Pioneer's SE-NC31C-K noise-cancelling earbuds are cheap, but are they effective?
Active noise cancellation's the secret sauce that keeps us counting sheep even when surrounded by the cacophony of crying babies and the dull roar of jet engines -- though we often find the bulky form...
09:43 pm EDT - Tue, March 29, 2011
Engadget Videotron parent company tries to push iPhones off its TV network in Quebec
What happens when a giant media company owns both a wireless carrier and a television network? Shenanigans -- or at least that's what now seems to be going on in la belle province of Quebec, where...
09:21 pm EDT - Tue, March 29, 2011
Engadget Coulomb's ChargePoint app now provides EV charging station status
There's unfortunately still no Android version, but Coulomb has now rolled out a fairly significant update to its ChargePoint app for iOS and BlackBerry. In addition to helping you locate EV charging ...
08:50 pm EDT - Tue, March 29, 2011
Engadget Nintendo says 3DS sets day-one handheld sales record, doesn't quantify it
How many Nintendo 3DS handhelds got sold stateside after Triforce Johnson got one? Enough for Nintendo to boast: "U.S. day-one sales numbers for Nintendo 3DS were the highest of any Nintendo hand-...
08:33 pm EDT - Tue, March 29, 2011
Engadget Visualized: awesome, non-functioning 'robot' made from worthless computer parts
It might not actually do anything, and it's certainly in no danger of crawling into (or out of, however that metaphor works) uncanny valley, but Mike Schropp's latest creation sure put a smile on our ...
08:08 pm EDT - Tue, March 29, 2011
Engadget Xbox 360 Update Preview Program begins anew, sign up for your sneak peek now
Once upon a time, the Xbox 360 dashboard looked like the picture above -- then, Microsoft blasted it with yearly updates to transform it into the warm, welcoming interface we've come to know and love....
07:50 pm EDT - Tue, March 29, 2011
Engadget Panasonic, Xpand team up on M-3DI standard for active shutter glasses at home and in theaters
Last year's problem was a complete lack of standards on active shutter 3D glasses but now we might have too many, as Panasonic and Xpand have joined forces with several other companies to push M-3DI ...
07:26 pm EDT - Tue, March 29, 2011
Engadget Gemalto bringing NFC payments to phones of any intelligence with MasterCard PayPass SIM
We're seeing NFC chips showing up and tickling the innards of more and more mobile devices, but at this rate it's going to be ages before we see some proper market penetration. Gemalto may have just j...
06:58 pm EDT - Tue, March 29, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry PlayBook FAQ confirms native email, calendar and contacts apps, just not at launch
The native app situation on the BlackBerry PlayBook has been one point of contention since the device was first announced, and there's still a fair bit of confusion even now, less than a month from la...
06:29 pm EDT - Tue, March 29, 2011
Engadget Novatel's USB551L 4G LTE modem hits Verizon March 31st
Samsung's new LTE mobile hotspot may have managed to sneak out a bit early, but it looks like those opting for Novatel's USB551L LTE modem instead will still have to wait a few days. Verizon has just ...
06:01 pm EDT - Tue, March 29, 2011
Engadget Fujifilm resumes production on X100 cameras, new-age vintage is rolling again
Fujifilm has a hit on its hands with the retrotastic X100 camera, selling for a whopping $1,200 but still flying off shelves. That popularity resulted in some shortages, and a stoppage of production d...
05:30 pm EDT - Tue, March 29, 2011
Engadget A day with deadmau5: LEDs, Super Mario, and techno
Deadmau5 (also known as Joel Zimmerman) is one of the largest names in the electronic and house music scene -- and he also happens to be a major tech head. Recently, the Canadian producer added some i...
05:08 pm EDT - Tue, March 29, 2011
Engadget HTC Incredible S coming to Virgin in Canada for $500?
After reading a heartwarming review of the European-spec HTC Incredible S we're left wondering when we, the colonies, will get ourselves a taste. The US-spec Incredible 2 looks to be coming soon enoug...
04:47 pm EDT - Tue, March 29, 2011
Engadget Future Navy lasers will 'burn incoming missiles,' blast through ominous vessels
The United States Navy has been working on next-gen weaponry ever since the last-gen was present-gen, and if the next next-gen ever actually arrives, well... we don't stand a chance at lasting very lo...
04:24 pm EDT - Tue, March 29, 2011
Engadget Motorola Xoom officially landing in UK next week, still has to finalize pricing and SKUs
As much as we love our rumormongering, a good hard confirmation never goes astray around these parts, and we've just heard directly from Moto that its Xoom tablet will be arriving in the UK next week....
04:00 pm EDT - Tue, March 29, 2011
Engadget Cowon D3 Plenue Android PMP review (video)
One thing's for sure: Cowon's D3 Plenue is vastly different (and superior) to the firm's AMOLED-equipped S9 from 2008, and it's also catering to a vastly different sect of consumers compared to its ul...
03:25 pm EDT - Tue, March 29, 2011
Engadget Firefox 4 for Android launched, ready to Sync and speed up your browsing
It was a release candidate just about a week ago and today it's all ready to go. Firefox 4 for Android has just been released from the Mozilla labs and is now prowling the mobile internet. You can get...
03:14 pm EDT - Tue, March 29, 2011
Engadget Researchers manage 448Gbps on commercial hardware, coming soonish to a trunk near you
We've seen many a theoretical demonstration of lightning-quick networks, but most use some rather special purpose hardware -- like lasers and such that your average ISP doesn't have hanging around. Ho...
02:50 pm EDT - Tue, March 29, 2011
Engadget Japan sends Kounotori 2 spacecraft on suicide mission to study re-entry process
An unmanned cargo ship built by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is set to go up in flames tomorrow in the name of interplanetary research. Along with a load of space station junk, the Ko...
02:27 pm EDT - Tue, March 29, 2011
Engadget German students make life-sized VR Fruit Ninja, declare war on digital produce (video)
Do you enjoy the produce-slashing action that Fruit Ninja affords, but feel constrained by the meager display capabilities of handheld devices? Well, some German students from FH Wedel University ...
02:04 pm EDT - Tue, March 29, 2011
Engadget NASA forced to abandon plans for 3D camera in next Mars rover, James Cameron not losing faith yet
Among the many great feats of his career, film director James Cameron counts the rather unorthodox achievement of being able to convince NASA to use a stereoscopic camera on its next Mars rover projec...
01:42 pm EDT - Tue, March 29, 2011
Engadget O2 scraps mobile tethering surcharges, cheers up a whole United Kingdom
This is weird. UK carrier O2 has decided to do exactly what we've been asking mobile operators to do for donkeys' years -- it's going to allow users to chew through their data allowance in whatever fa...
01:19 pm EDT - Tue, March 29, 2011
Engadget IDC fails to learn from previous mistakes, issues 2015 smartphone predictions
The stat guardians at IDC are among the most reliable sources for keeping track of the latest developments in the smartphone market, but we've got to say their forecasts haven't always benefited from ...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, March 29, 2011
Engadget JBL intros OnBeat iPad iPhone iPod speaker dock, prices it at $150
This planet we call home needs another iDock about as bad as we need another Charlie Sheen running around aimlessly, but no matter -- we're getting one, and it's being delivered from JBL. The company ...
12:33 pm EDT - Tue, March 29, 2011
Engadget Lenovo CEO: LePad's slimmer successor should arrive in September or October
Lenovo may have just launched the much delayed LePad in China, but it's already giddying us with a surprisingly early date for said Android tablet's successor. At last night's opening banquet for the ...
12:00 pm EDT - Tue, March 29, 2011
Engadget Acer slaps $1,200 price tag on dual-screen Iconia-6120 touchbook, lets US and Canada pre-order
Acer's had its fair share of Iconia's land in the past few months, but none are as breathtaking (and potentially world-changing) as the Iconia-6120. Said machine was priced at €1,499 earlier in t...
11:31 am EDT - Tue, March 29, 2011
Engadget Kindle subscription to the New York Times will net you free web access as well
Can't get enough New York Times over your Whispernet? Worry not, dear Kindle reader, for Amazon's on a roll with its announcements today, the latest of which is that a subscription to the NYT on i...
11:03 am EDT - Tue, March 29, 2011
Engadget Shocker! President Obama owns an iPad and computer, won't have to borrow yours (video)
Barack Obama is quite likely the most computer literate president (which isn't saying much) these united states have ever had. So it's really no surprise to hear that the BlackBerry wielding prez also...
10:38 am EDT - Tue, March 29, 2011
Engadget Nokia keeps the lawyers well fed, returns to the ITC with fresh complaints about Apple
Like a desperate suitor unable to take "no" for an answer, Nokia's come back to the ITC with fresh allegations about Apple using its patented technologies without proper authorization. On Friday, the ...
10:05 am EDT - Tue, March 29, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S II shows off motion-zoom option in TouchWiz 4.0 (video)
It's skinny, it's fast, and it can do some seriously fun stuff with its gyroscope accelerometer. Yes, we're talking about the Galaxy S II, Samsung's upcoming followup to one of Android's biggest succe...
09:34 am EDT - Tue, March 29, 2011
Engadget Spotify now streaming over European Onkyo receivers
While Spotify still isn't available to US households, the streaming music service just made its first jump to European audio receivers with the help of Onkyo. Having already made its first move to the...
09:01 am EDT - Tue, March 29, 2011
Engadget Sigma confirms pricing and availabilty for DP2x compact camera: $800, late-April
Sigma provided most of the details for its new DP2x compact camera when it announced it back in February, but it left out two key ones: pricing and availability. It's now finally (mostly) come clean o...
08:04 am EDT - Tue, March 29, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson will let you unlock the bootloader on new Xperia Android phones -- subject to conditions
While one group of Android phone makers is swinging towards locking their hardware down, Sony Ericsson is resolutely headed in the other direction. The Swedo-Japanese consortium has just announced it ...
07:43 am EDT - Tue, March 29, 2011
Engadget Nokia promises strong Symbian devices through Windows Phone transition, major OTA update this summer
Nokia loves telling the world about the 150 million Symbian handsets it will ship in the years to come. Problem is, that's far from a factual statement -- it's a goal, a hope, and something that will ...
07:01 am EDT - Tue, March 29, 2011
Engadget The Thinking Machines flashes back to 1968 for a lesson in computer logic, sideburns (video)
Another dusty gem's emerged from the vintage gold mine that is AT&T's Tech Channel archive, and this one's packed full of useful information and some classic Jetsons-style animation. The Thinking...
06:10 am EDT - Tue, March 29, 2011
Engadget Sprint begins Kyocera Echo reservations, challenges you to a 'dual'
Surely you remember the Kyocera Echo, that dual-screen Android 2.2 phone that Sprint unveiled way back in February. Well, if it managed to pique your interest, then you'll be glad to know that Sprint'...
05:01 am EDT - Tue, March 29, 2011
Engadget Verizon's Samsung LTE Mobile Hotspot goes on sale: $100 on contract
We'd heard March 31st for this thing, but hey -- are we about to complain when it goes on sale early? That would be a definitive "no," and we're happy to report that Samsung's SCH-LC11 Mobile Hots...
04:06 am EDT - Tue, March 29, 2011
Engadget Amazon Cloud Player goes live, streams music on your computer and Android
Oh snap! Look who just ate Apple and Google's lunch here? Minutes ago, Amazon rolled out its very own music streaming service which is conveniently dubbed the Amazon Cloud Player. Existing Amazon ...
03:09 am EDT - Tue, March 29, 2011
Engadget Netflix Canada announces new bandwidth management settings for capped users
The second bit of news for Canadian Netflixers in less than 24 hours deals with the other pressing issue facing the service in the Great White North: bandwidth caps. While they exist in the U.S., many...
02:24 am EDT - Tue, March 29, 2011
Engadget Fujitsu LifeBook AH572 starts shipping, Sandy Bridge and 3D for under a grand
We saw the Fujitsu LifeBook AH572 way back in January at CES, and at the time, we were intrigued by the prospect of Sandy Bridge speed and 3D capability -- it boasts a passive 3D display and dual came...
01:09 am EDT - Tue, March 29, 2011
Engadget HTC EVO 3D coming to Europe, keeping the sexy name and specs
Earlier this year, HTC allowed its previously Verizon-exclusive brand name out to prowl the globe with the Incredible S, and now it's doing the same with the heretofore Sprint-only EVO moniker. The EV...
12:42 am EDT - Tue, March 29, 2011
Engadget Droid X and Droid 2 get unofficial Android Gingerbread 2.3
Is your Motorola Droidphone hungry for some Gingerbread? Well, the lucky little guy can now get its taste with the recently released Android 2.3 builds for Droid X and Droid 2 from My Droid World....
11:57 pm EDT - Mon, March 28, 2011
Engadget Quadrocopters juggle balls cooperatively, mesmerize with their lethal accuracy (video)
You've seen one quadrocopter juggle a ball autonomously while gliding through the air, but how's about a pair of them working cooperatively? Yeah, we've got your attention now. The Zurich-based la...
11:13 pm EDT - Mon, March 28, 2011
Engadget Paul Baran, early internet engineer and architect, passes away at 84
Most of you may not believe it, but the internet as we know it didn't really exist a mere 20 years ago. Paul Baran, an engineer of the ARPANET (an early attempt at a networked information superhighway...
10:28 pm EDT - Mon, March 28, 2011
Engadget Smart Fortwo ED gets official EPA ratings: 94 MPG city, 79 MPG on the highway
Looks like "Team 250" is primed to add a few new members now that the EPA has revealed its official MPGe ratings for Smart's Fortwo EDs. Rated at 94 miles-per-gallon in the city and 79 on the highway,...
10:01 pm EDT - Mon, March 28, 2011
Engadget Tesla Roadsters cover 10M miles, American Chiropractic Association members laugh maniacally
If you've been following the development of Tesla's first production car, the Roadster, you probably already know that it can do up to 240ish miles on a charge -- or an awful lot more in perfectly ide...
09:32 pm EDT - Mon, March 28, 2011
Engadget Students build self-balancing TIPI robot, plan new world order (video)
Remember this guy, the QB robot that was priced at a whopping 15 grand? Seemingly, the webcam wheeler inspired a team of young minds at the University of Waterloo, who've unleashed the DIY in them...
09:01 pm EDT - Mon, March 28, 2011
Engadget Lenovo gets serious with cubicle-approved ThinkStation E30 and ThinkCentre M81 desktops
They're a far cry from being beautiful, but they're also tremendously more powerful than that joke-of-a-machine you're using now. In an effort to help those who live and breathe within Excel experienc...
08:36 pm EDT - Mon, March 28, 2011
Engadget Shocker! Sprint officially opposes AT&T's proposed acquisition of T-Mobile
Yes, you read that right. Sprint is actually going out on a limb and officially opposing AT&T's proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA. Apparently, it thinks that the transaction would "reduce compe...
08:11 pm EDT - Mon, March 28, 2011
Engadget No iPhone 5 at WWDC this year? That's how it looks from here
By now you've seen the announcement for WWDC 2011 (coming June 6th), but what you may not have heard yet is that this one is going to be a little different than some of the dev cons from years past. N...
07:54 pm EDT - Mon, March 28, 2011
Engadget MIT professor touts first 'practical' artificial leaf, signs deal with Tata to show up real plants
A professor at MIT claims to have Mother Nature beat at her own game. Dr. Daniel Nocera says his invention is ten times more efficient at photosynthesis than a real-life leaf, and could help to bring ...
07:17 pm EDT - Mon, March 28, 2011
Engadget Visualized: Google charts the rise and fall of United States revenues
Where would we be without Google? Well, we wouldn't have pretty charts to gawk at, for starters! The Mountain View squad has pulled 10 years' worth of fiscal data from the US Census Bureau and com...
06:55 pm EDT - Mon, March 28, 2011
Engadget American Express challenges PayPal with 'Serve' digital payment platform
American Express may have been lagging a bit behind the likes of Visa and Mastercard with digital payments over the years, but it's making a pretty big play in the field today. It's just announced its...
06:31 pm EDT - Mon, March 28, 2011
Engadget Westone 4 earphones review
Westone isn't exactly a household name, even in the earphone universe. But what the company lacks in recognition, it more than makes up for in quality. If you'll recall, we had a listen to its ES5 cus...
06:05 pm EDT - Mon, March 28, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Show - 019: HP's Jon Rubinstein, Palm TouchPad demo, Nintendo 3DS, Samsung 9 Series
Get ready humans, because we have an all new episode of The Engadget Show that you absolutely don't want to miss. First, Josh sits down with HP's Jon Rubinstein for a long chat about the future of we...
05:46 pm EDT - Mon, March 28, 2011
Engadget Intel rolls out third-generation SSD 320 Series drives
It's had quite a run, but Intel's venerable X-25M series of SSDs has now finally been replaced by the company's new, third-generation SSD 320 Series. Those rely on some brand new 25nm Intel NAND flash...
04:45 pm EDT - Mon, March 28, 2011
Engadget Samsung Series 9 (NP900X3A) laptop review
Back at CES, Samsung pulled out quite a few surprises, and no, we're not referring to its Zoll-infused press conference -- although, that performance still gives us the willies. Of all the Korean comp...
04:00 pm EDT - Mon, March 28, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson Xperia Play review
The PlayStation Phone. We've had quite the intimate history with this gamepad-equipped slider, learning of its secretive existence way back in August and then handling a prototype unit in January, so ...
03:46 pm EDT - Mon, March 28, 2011
Engadget Microsoft's SpecNet promises to seek out unused wireless spectrum
Microsoft's been toying around with hardware for so-called white space spectrum for some time now, and it's now back with another fairly ambitious scheme. Dubbed "SpecNet," the hardware in this case i...
03:24 pm EDT - Mon, March 28, 2011
Engadget DARPA's Urban Photonic Sandtable Display enables 3D battlefield planning without goofy glasses
You probably point and laugh at your friends when they have big, bulky 3D glasses perched on their noses in theaters. That kind of tomfoolery just won't do amongst the military brass, who frown at the...
03:03 pm EDT - Mon, March 28, 2011
Engadget 3DS owners reporting sporadic 'Black Screen of Death,' how is yours treating you?
You've read our Nintendo 3DS review, where we found it to be a generally fun but still somewhat flawed handheld gaming experience. Now it's been released to the world, and to the willing hands of Trif...
02:32 pm EDT - Mon, March 28, 2011
Engadget Netflix nabs exclusive subscription pay TV rights to Paramount movies -- in Canada
So far Canadian Netflix users have had to deal with a far more limited streaming library than their US cousins, exacerbated by the lack of a DVD / Blu-ray library to fall back on, but that's about to ...
02:17 pm EDT - Mon, March 28, 2011
Engadget BrainGate hits 1,000 day mind-control milestone, nearly three years of pointing and clicking
Aspiring Svengalis rejoice! For BrainGate has reached a significant landmark in computational thought-control -- the 4 x 4-mm implantable chip has given a woman with tetraplegia the ability to point a...
01:49 pm EDT - Mon, March 28, 2011
Engadget Red One faces Arri Alexa in high-res, Choose Your Own Adventure-style face-off
Most of the time when one product takes on another in a no-holds-barred face-off somebody walks away with a championship belt. Not this time. Here it's Gunleik Groven, Norwegian filmmaker and photogra...
01:11 pm EDT - Mon, March 28, 2011
Engadget Dell freshens up Inspiron M5030 with Spanish-language keyboard, claims it's first of its kind in US
The Athlon-powered M5030 from Dell hardly looked like a machine that would be bearing an "industry first" label when it launched in September of last year, but now it's doing exactly that thanks to an...
12:45 pm EDT - Mon, March 28, 2011
Engadget Apple's WWDC 2011 kicks off on June 6th
It's five days of developer love in sunny San Francisco, and this year it starts on June 6th. As ever, Moscone West will be hosting Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, and this year we'll be seei...
11:53 am EDT - Mon, March 28, 2011
Engadget SWITL scoops oozy goop with amazing robotic precision (video)
Look, sometimes, not often, but sometimes we'll miss a truly spectacular and mind bending story that requires a double-back. The SWITL robotic hand is just such a case. The patent-pending technology l...
11:10 am EDT - Mon, March 28, 2011
Engadget Twimal the Twitter reader reads your tweets, looks adorable while doing so (video)
If you fancy using Twitter as much as we do, you'll probably scream like a pre-teen when you lay your eyeballs on what toy maker Takara Tomy has conjured up in Japan. Dubbed Twimal, this loveable Poke...
10:29 am EDT - Mon, March 28, 2011
Engadget Silicine might be the new graphene, now that it's been physically constructed
Surely you've heard of graphene, the one-atom-thick layer of pencil lead that has the potential to change the world of computers, batteries and screens? You might want to familiarize yourself with...
09:48 am EDT - Mon, March 28, 2011
Engadget Atrix 4G's 4.1.57 update spruces up a few things, patches known root methods
The HSUPA-enabling update? No, not yet. The voice call quality fix? In the pipeline. The mission-critical Bluetooth multimedia experience improvements? Oh yes, we've got those right here! ...
09:21 am EDT - Mon, March 28, 2011
Engadget Sony and LG price a swath of 3D HDTVs
We're still waiting on LG's ginormous 72-inch LZ7900 to make its debut on store shelves, but the rest of CES's primo 3DTV crop is rearing to ride out, with Sony's HX929, HX820 and HX720 series of LED-...
08:35 am EDT - Mon, March 28, 2011
Engadget ThinkPad Edge E420s now shipping for $699, E220s coming in April
Don't tell us you've forgotten about Lenovo's pair of new Edge machines! Sure, they've taken a while to get to market, perhaps having been inconvenienced by a little hiccup with Intel's Core 2011 chip...
07:52 am EDT - Mon, March 28, 2011
Engadget LG's 3D-shooting Optimus Pad nabs March 31st retail date in Japan as T-Mobile fiddles
Japan's NTT DOCOMO just announced a March 31st retail offering of LG's Optimus Pad. The Honeycomb tablet listed as model L-06C is the same 8.9-inch 1280 x 768 pixel slab known as the G-Slate 'round T-...
06:44 am EDT - Mon, March 28, 2011
Engadget Ainol Honeycomb tablet surfaces with Cortex A9 processor, buttons aplenty
It's been quite a while since Ainol last popped up on our radar, but it looks like the company is now busy preparing a Honeycomb tablet that might actually stand out from the pack -- for better or wor...
05:34 am EDT - Mon, March 28, 2011
Engadget Triforce Johnson gets his Nintendo 3DS first, the legend continues
There are fans, and then there are fans, if you know what we mean, and Isaiah Triforce Johnson has secured his spot in column number two with a Power Gloved fist -- here he is accepting the very first...
04:30 am EDT - Mon, March 28, 2011
Engadget Warner Bros. expands movie rentals via Facebook with five more high profile titles
After dipping a toe in the waters with The Dark Knight, starting tonight Warner is offering five more movies for streaming on Facebook including Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and...
03:58 am EDT - Mon, March 28, 2011
Engadget Android adapter concepts promise to accessorize any headset
Well, here's a bit of a twist -- a concept device designed to actually a fund a Kickstarter-like service for concept devices. While that may not exactly inspire the most confidence, these concepts fro...
03:08 am EDT - Mon, March 28, 2011
Engadget WSJ: Google teams with MasterCard and Citigroup for NFC payments, also files patent app
Ever since the Nexus S and its nifty little NFC chip hit the market, there's been speculation that El Goog was planning a foray into the mobile payment arena currently occupied by the likes of Charge ...
02:16 am EDT - Mon, March 28, 2011
Engadget Hanwha unleashes HDMI USB adapter for iPad, iPhone 4, and fourth-gen iPod touch
Feel the desire to watch your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch (fourth gen) videos on the big screen, but looking for something with a little more girth than Apple's HDMI solution? Hanwha's latest dongl...
01:09 am EDT - Mon, March 28, 2011
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: LAVA's geodesic home, solar skyscraper glass and fear of nuclear power
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 showcased several groundbreaking feats...
12:10 am EDT - Mon, March 28, 2011
Engadget Switched On: The PlayBook polyglot
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.When Apple introduced the iPad, it had but a smattering of third-party applications, but the company stressed its own. ...
11:03 pm EDT - Sun, March 27, 2011
Engadget HTC Flyer headed to T-Mobile, according to marketing scrapbook?
Sprint may not be the only US carrier spreading its wings with an HTC tablet this summer, oh no -- promotional materials obtained by PocketNow point to the HTC Flyer launching with T-Mobile as well. T...
10:41 pm EDT - Sun, March 27, 2011
Engadget Amazon.com lets you play with an Android virtual machine, try apps before you buy them
When Amazon's Appstore rolled out last week, we glossed over one detail that merely seemed neat. Today, we're inclined to saythat Amazon's Test Drive may be the most significant piece of the whole thi...
09:31 pm EDT - Sun, March 27, 2011
Engadget Sonos Controller for Android delayed until April, heartbreak available now
Is it really the end of March? That's debatable, but if you've been wondering where Sonos' Controller for Android app is, well... wonder no more. Rather than cutting it loose within the next wee...
08:18 pm EDT - Sun, March 27, 2011
Engadget Panasonic Lumix GH2 review roundup: impressive video recording, murky still images
In case you're still wondering if Panasonic's mirrorless Lumix GH2 is worth your $900, we've rounded up a handful of reviews to provide a pointer for your next big purchase. While most reviewers agree...
07:08 pm EDT - Sun, March 27, 2011
Engadget Nokia continues reinvention, details new fonts and branding
Nokia's current typeface -- Nokia Sans -- feels like one of the great constants in the consumer electronics industry, a design that instantly screams "Nokia" the moment you see it (for better or worse...
05:33 pm EDT - Sun, March 27, 2011
Engadget Verizon's Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot launches March 31st
Though it won't be the first Verizon LTE device to share its white-hot connection over WiFi (that honor goes to the recently-launched Thunderbolt), Samsung's SCH-LC11 -- announced back at CES -- is sh...
04:00 pm EDT - Sun, March 27, 2011
Engadget CTIA 2011 wrap-up: EVO 3D, G2x, skinny new Galaxy Tabs, and more
We just got home from this little massive US mobile industry event you may have heard about called CTIA Wireless. It took place in Orlando this year (instead of Las Vegas as usual) and we can definite...
01:12 pm EDT - Sun, March 27, 2011
Engadget Microsoft asks state lawmakers to make domestic companies pay for foreign firms' software piracy
Microsoft's pirated software police have been going after companies abroad for years, but getting those far-away folks into US courtrooms isn't easy. What is easy, however, is suing the folks in your ...
10:13 am EDT - Sun, March 27, 2011
Engadget Self-strengthening polymer nanocomposite works best under pressure
No one keeps carbon nanotubes down -- especially not these guys. The always popular allotropes have been enlisted by researchers at Rice University to create a composite material that gets stronger un...
07:17 am EDT - Sun, March 27, 2011
Engadget Qatar building fleet of remote control 'clouds' for World Cup 2022
When Qatar, an insanely wealthy Arab emirate roughly the size of Connecticut, won the bid to host the 2022 World Cup, one of the stipulations was that its newly constructed open-air soccer stadiums wo...
04:47 am EDT - Sun, March 27, 2011
Engadget LanSchool iPad application shoots out, sends back test questions
LanSchool's iPad app has been out for a tick, but the latest update adds an extra that should please both teachers and pupils alike. It's a testing feature that enables professors to send tests of up ...
03:11 am EDT - Sun, March 27, 2011
Engadget iMobot creeps, crawls, cranes its way into our hearts (video)
It may not look like much, but this little modular robot's got the stuff to give Keepon a run for its money -- oh yeah, and according to its creators, iMobot's got big implications for the field of ro...
01:35 am EDT - Sun, March 27, 2011
Engadget Samsung's 11.6-inch 9 Series laptop official at $1,199, still comes with 64GB SSD
An Italian demonstrator gave us hope, but now we're empty inside -- the exceptionally thin 11.6-inch version of Samsung's 9 Series laptop will indeed come with a puny 64GB solid state drive. Well, per...
12:08 am EDT - Sun, March 27, 2011
Engadget Scientists improve blue OLED efficiency, don't promise everlasting light
Although this is not the first time we've seen an efficiency increase in blue OLEDs, it's worth noting that their proposed cap of productivity up to this point was a lowly five percent. It's exciting ...
11:04 pm EDT - Sat, March 26, 2011
Engadget FCC proposing data roaming rules, not interested in commonizing carriers
FCC chairman Julius Genachowski briefly mentioned data roaming at CTIA last week, but now he's telling Congress that action is inbound, to ensure rural carriers don't get left behind the rest of the c...
10:02 pm EDT - Sat, March 26, 2011
Engadget Canon Rebel T3 DSLR reviewed: a safe bet for first-time shooters
Are you a true contrarian looking for a camera that befits your nonconformist lifestyle? Well, Canon's latest entry-level DSLR may not be the most unruly camera out, but at least it sports a monik...
09:05 pm EDT - Sat, March 26, 2011
Engadget Harry Winston's Opus Eleven watch: mechanical masterpiece bank breaker (video)
It's been a while since we gave Harry Winston's Opus watch any play, but some timepieces are just too lavish to pass up. Case in point: the Opus Eleven, designed by temporal taste-maker Denis Giguet o...
08:15 pm EDT - Sat, March 26, 2011
Engadget Earth Hour 2011 starts at 8:30PM your local time, wants you to switch off for a bit
In what has become an annual tradition now, the WWF's Earth Hour is presently sweeping across the globe, getting people to switch off non-essential lights and appliances for a sixty-minute kindness to...
08:01 pm EDT - Sat, March 26, 2011
Engadget Kodak and Apple win early victories at International Trade Commission, big bucks hang in the balance
Looks like the US International Trade Commission's had a busy week in tech, as Bloomberg reports the organization has ruled on two longstanding patent wars involving Apple, Nokia, RIM and Kodak. While...
07:00 pm EDT - Sat, March 26, 2011
Engadget iRig Mic review
There's no shortage of ways to get sound into your iOS device, but one thing has been missing from the field up to this point: a handheld accessory to help you hone your Sammy Hagar (or Anderson Coope...
05:55 pm EDT - Sat, March 26, 2011
Engadget HSN details Nook Color update for 'mid-April': Android 2.2, Flash, apps and push email
Spent some quality time watching the Home Shopping Network this morning to hear just how the Nook Color will be improved? That's what we thought... but we bit the bullet and tuned in ourselves to ...
04:49 pm EDT - Sat, March 26, 2011
Engadget iPad, iPad 2 get unofficial CF card compatibility (video)
Given the impressive knockoffs and official camera kits we've seen, we'd say the iPad's definitely got the stuff to help out most shutterbugs, but up until now, uploading content from a CF card wasn't...
03:02 pm EDT - Sat, March 26, 2011
Engadget Atomos Ninja and Samurai HD video recorder monitors bring compression jutsu to pro filmmaking
We all drool over the hi-res video shot by cameras like the RED EPIC, but for indie-film types, processing the massive files produced takes a lot of time (and therefore money) and not everyone has an ...
01:12 pm EDT - Sat, March 26, 2011
Engadget London Underground to get 120 WiFi hotspots in advance of the 2012 Olympics
A big announcement arrived today if you live in or around London: to prepare to the onslaught of data-hungry visitors for the 2012 Olympic games that the city is hosting, 120 WiFi hotspots are being a...
11:08 am EDT - Sat, March 26, 2011
Engadget Film recreation of Soviet cosmonaut Gagarin's historic spaceflight to be shown off next month
If you know anything about the history of spaceflight, you're probably already familiar with the historic journey of USSR cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, who flew around the Earth in 1961, making him the fir...
08:56 am EDT - Sat, March 26, 2011
Engadget Apple looking to 'radically improve' iOS Maps experience, may look to you for help
It's tough to read too much into this, but when Apple publishes a couple of job applications hoping to bring on folks who can "radically improve how people interact with maps and location-based servic...
05:41 am EDT - Sat, March 26, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Player 70 captures vision of Android-ruled world in new promo video
It's getting a bit tough to tell Samsung's various Galaxy Players and their changing names apart these days, but the company has found a fairly unique way to drum up attention for its new Galaxy Playe...
04:24 am EDT - Sat, March 26, 2011
Engadget Slide launches Disco: Google's group texting app comes to iPhone, not Android
When Google acquired Slide way back in August of 2010, when it was warm and sunny and phones only had single-core processors, the plan was to "build a more social web." Now we know a little more about...
04:04 am EDT - Sat, March 26, 2011
Engadget Xtreamer Ultra HTPC grabs a "249 price, May 3rd ship date
We've heard, we've toyed, and we've waited. And now, we're presenting you with two vital nuggets of information surrounding the Xtreamer Ultra HTPC. The Ion 2-based machine is one of the most compact ...
03:03 am EDT - Sat, March 26, 2011
Engadget How would you change OnLive's MicroConsole game system?
The concept of a streaming console has been around for ages, and while Phantom Entertainment never could quite pull it off, the folks at OnLive seem to be onto something. 'Course, only time will tell ...
01:59 am EDT - Sat, March 26, 2011
Engadget Researchers show off scalable architecture for quantum computing, expand our minds
Okay, so we might be chasing the flying unicorn of modern technology here -- and, no, we're not talking about the white iPhone 4 -- but as you've probably noticed, our hunger for a quantum computer is...
01:24 am EDT - Sat, March 26, 2011
Engadget Charge Anywhere update turns Nexus S into full-on mobile payment terminal
Processing mobile payments via an external dongle? That's so early 2011. Charge Anywhere has a less troublesome idea, and if you're the lucky owner of a Google Nexus S, you could soon be accepting...
12:35 am EDT - Sat, March 26, 2011
Engadget AT&T says Atrix 4G, Inspire 4G will have HSUPA enabled in April
We've already seen some hints that something was coming soon courtesy of the FCC, and now AT&T has confirmed to CNET that both the HTC Inspire 4G and Motorola Atrix 4G will have their HSUPA capabi...
11:00 pm EDT - Fri, March 25, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Show Live! with Jon Rubinstein
Humans, keep your eyes tuned to this post -- because at 7:00PM ET, we'll be starting The Engadget Show live with HP's Jon Rubinstein, joining us for a evening of frank, eye-opening and all-around awes...
10:34 pm EDT - Fri, March 25, 2011
Engadget Wham-O's Frisbee Forever iOS app promises to change backyard fun... forever
If there's one thing the iPhone needs -- and we mean exactly one thing -- it's clearly a Frisbee app. Er, Frisbee(R) app. Not a legitimate Gmail app. Not a new notification system. A Frisbee(R) app. A...
10:03 pm EDT - Fri, March 25, 2011
Engadget iPad 2 international launch causes people to line up in line all over again
You may or may not know this, but the iPad 2 became available in 22 countries today, and from the looks of it above (snapped at London's Regent Street store), waiting in line was part of the deal. Now...
10:03 pm EDT - Fri, March 25, 2011
Engadget iPad 2 international launch causes people to line up in line all over again (updated)
You may or may not know this, but the iPad 2 became available in 22 countries today, and from the looks of it above (snapped at London's Regent Street store), waiting in line was part of the deal. Now...
09:17 pm EDT - Fri, March 25, 2011
Engadget Volvo C30 Electric test drive (video)
We've been covering the Volvo C30 Electric pretty closely because, well, let's face it: it's one of the few genuinely good looking electric cars in the pipeline. Sure, the Focus Electric looks fine, d...
08:44 pm EDT - Fri, March 25, 2011
Engadget A series of unfortunate demises: classic arcade game deaths compiled into a tender tribute video
Whatever your flavor of old school gaming, whether you were a future-loving RoboCop killer or a skeleton-slaying Golden Axe swinger, there's a little slice of nostalgia here for you. The guys from Boi...
08:30 pm EDT - Fri, March 25, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Show Live! with Jon Rubinstein (Live Video)
Humans, keep your eyes tuned to this post -- because at 7:00PM ET, we'll be starting The Engadget Show live with HP's Jon Rubinstein, joining us for a evening of frank, eye-opening and all-around awes...
08:18 pm EDT - Fri, March 25, 2011
Engadget Real Racing 2 HD update might just make you get an AV adapter for your iPad 2
Apple's demonstrations may not have exactly made its Digital AV Adapter seem like a must-have accessory for the iPad 2, but the folks from Firemint may well change your mind with their upcoming update...
07:50 pm EDT - Fri, March 25, 2011
Engadget Pioneer debuts new Sound Wing HVT speakers, novel tech touted within
There's a ton of gadgetry that goes into speakers, but the notable thing here is that the Pioneer folks have begun using HVT, or Horizontal-Vertical Transforming technology -- but more on that in sec....
07:24 pm EDT - Fri, March 25, 2011
Engadget Turing machine built from wood, scrap metal and magnets, 'geek' achievement unlocked (video)
We take it for granted nowadays that thumbnail-sized silicon chips can crunch through the most complex of calculations, but early last century, mathematical tasks were still being carried out by human...
06:59 pm EDT - Fri, March 25, 2011
Engadget Is your iPad 2 experiencing intermittent WiFi connection issues?
Some things, they never change. Boys will be boys, free never really is, and iPads will have WiFi issues. If you'll recall, the original Apple slate also had such troubling issues with maintaining a w...
06:34 pm EDT - Fri, March 25, 2011
Engadget Comcast's Xfinity TV app for iOS updated with more streaming and customization
Comcast is back with what it's calling the third major release of its Xfinity TV app for iOS, and while the product team says it's added streaming content from IFC, Adult Swim, BBC and more the key up...
06:12 pm EDT - Fri, March 25, 2011
Engadget Vizio's first 2011 Theater 3D TVs revealed, could ship for less than $500
The one detail we couldn't wrangle out of Vizio about its upcoming 3DTV line at CES was the price, but now a few midrange models have popped up on the company's website early with full information. Th...
05:48 pm EDT - Fri, March 25, 2011
Engadget iOS 4.3.1 released, fixes a few bugs
Apple's just dropped iOS 4.3.1 on iTunes users across the land, fixing a handful of issues related to enterprise apps, AV-out, iPod touch graphics problems, and cellular network connections; not the m...
05:22 pm EDT - Fri, March 25, 2011
Engadget Acer announces UK Iconia Tab pricing: Windows or Android starting at 449
There's still no official word on pricing for the eventual US release, but Acer has now finally confirmed the UK pricing for its new Iconia Tab series of tablets. The WiFi-only versions of both the Wi...
04:53 pm EDT - Fri, March 25, 2011
Engadget Verizon now selling original iPad for as little as $300
We've yet to see any sort of official announcement, but folks have been flooding various deal sites with reports that Verizon is now selling the original iPad for just $299.99 in-store. That's for the...
04:26 pm EDT - Fri, March 25, 2011
Engadget TEROOS robotic avatar gives your long-distance girlfriend a tiny, googly-eyed face (video)
Do you pine for animatronic eyes and robots that whisper sweet nothings in your ear? Well, geeks with distant girlfriends rejoice, because TEROOS, the shoulder-mounted, remotely-controlled telepre...
03:57 pm EDT - Fri, March 25, 2011
Engadget Samsung starts baking 30nm 4Gb LPDDR2 chips, packaging 2GB mobile RAM in April
When it comes to mobile RAM, capacity is often what pops to mind first while we overlook speed and power consumption, but Samsung's latest delivery is worth the extra attention. Earlier this month, sa...
03:36 pm EDT - Fri, March 25, 2011
Engadget AT&T's HTC Inspire 4G gets FCC permission to enable HSUPA
AT&T's teased that some of its existing models will eventually have HSUPA enabled, which should help mitigate the flack they've been taking over branding a network with glacial uplink speeds "4G."...
03:11 pm EDT - Fri, March 25, 2011
Engadget Xperia Play delayed by O2 UK due to software bugs, what are the other carriers doing?
Oh, woe is us. Or, to be more precise, woe is us if we wanted the Xperia Play on the UK's O2 network on the day of its release, April 1st. The British carrier has been candid in admitting it found sof...
02:52 pm EDT - Fri, March 25, 2011
Engadget DIY business card displays your info via persistence of vision, fails to impress Patrick Bateman (video)
Still fancy the age-old business card and enjoy outrageous DIY projects that may or may not make you look foolish? Continue on then, dear reader. The peeps over at Instructables have provided a le...
02:31 pm EDT - Fri, March 25, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Show with HP's Jon Rubinstein tonight!
Attention humans, just a friendly reminder that the Engadget Show is taping tonight at 7:00pm with HP's Jon Rubinstein at The Times Center in New York City! Joshua Topolsky will be sitting down the f...
02:07 pm EDT - Fri, March 25, 2011
Engadget MSI ships Fusion-based CR650 laptop, Wind Top AE2050 all-in-one PC
AMD's Zacate E-350 APU (better known to casual observers as a member of the Fusion platform) has been shocking critics since its long-awaiting introduction earlier in the year, finally giving people a...
01:46 pm EDT - Fri, March 25, 2011
Engadget US satellites successfully track ballistic missile from cradle to grave, don't pay for the flowers
Lasers destroy missiles, missiles shoot down satellites, and soon, satellites may tell both where to aim, as the United States successfully managed to track an entire ballistic missile launch from "bi...
01:18 pm EDT - Fri, March 25, 2011
Engadget Researchers produce cheaper, 'cooler' semiconductor nanowires
Advances in nanowires may occur on a pretty regular basis these days, but this new development out of Germany's Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems could have a particularly big impact on one...
12:49 pm EDT - Fri, March 25, 2011
Engadget MSI's GX680 laptop gets GeForce GT 555M graphics, up to 16GB of DDR3
Mobile gaming rigs don't tend to be particularly upgradeable, so it's important to get all the horsepower you can up front. With that in mind, MSI's latest is delivering a little more oomph than its l...
12:20 pm EDT - Fri, March 25, 2011
Engadget Buffalo reveals slimline external BDXL burner for $275, affiliated media still makes your wallet weep
BDXL is the optical storage medium du jour, but the options for those wanting its capacious quad-layer burning capabilities in a tasty to-go form factor are fairly limited. Previous drives have lacked...
11:39 am EDT - Fri, March 25, 2011
Engadget Xperia X10 to get Android 2.3 this summer, makes us rub our eyes in disbelief
Who's in charge of Sony Ericsson today and what did they do with the old crew? Reversing a previous statement saying there'll be no Android updates for its Xperia X10 family beyond Eclair, SE has ...
11:31 am EDT - Fri, March 25, 2011
Engadget Yosion's second-gen Apple Peel 520 arriving on March 28th, ready to cellularize your iPod touch
Remember the second-gen Apple Peel 520 we saw back in January? Yep, Yosion has now confirmed that this familiar-looking adapter will be available in China on March 28th, which happens to be this c...
10:53 am EDT - Fri, March 25, 2011
Engadget Android in-app billing coming next week, starts developer testing today
Google promised us the ability to buy stuff while inside Android apps, and sure enough, it's now just about ready to deliver it. Eric Chu, responsible for the company's Android Developer Ecosystem, ha...
10:11 am EDT - Fri, March 25, 2011
Engadget iPad 2 gets a magnetic cherry cover to top off its delicious hardware cake (video)
Killing time until the iPad 2 finally becomes available across Europe later today? Well, now you can stoke the flames of anticipation by taking a gander at this here wood cover made specifically f...
09:28 am EDT - Fri, March 25, 2011
Engadget Samsung's CTIA press conference posted online, skinny new Galaxy Tabs shown off (video)
We were there, talking you through the entire thing in our liveblog, but if you want a more personal taste of what Samsung's CTIA Wireless 2011 keynote was like, the company's thoughtfully put it up o...
08:52 am EDT - Fri, March 25, 2011
Engadget BrandFinance declares Google the most valuable brand in the world
Well, it looks Eric Schmidt wasn't far off when he said recently that Microsoft is bigger competition than Facebook for Google -- at least when it comes to overall brand value, that is. According to B...
08:08 am EDT - Fri, March 25, 2011
Engadget Microsoft unites with former exec in building a 'smart city' in Portugal
If you want better cities, goes the theory herein, you'll have to start at their very foundations. Steve Lewis, ex-Microsoftie and current CEO of Living PlanIT, has a vision for how to make our cities...
07:13 am EDT - Fri, March 25, 2011
Engadget ASUS rips off Big Bang Theory for Transformer promo, makes it just as unfunny as the real thing
ASUS' Eee Pad Transformer can alternate between being a tablet and a pseudo-laptop thanks to a keyboard / extended battery dock. It also has a Tegra 2 heart and a Honeycomb mind, but the company's opt...
06:39 am EDT - Fri, March 25, 2011
Engadget Aircell announces world's first 'airborne smartphone'
No, you won't be able to use it on your next flight, but if you're lucky enough to have your own business jet, you will soon be able to get Aircell's new Android-based smartphone designed for aircraft...
05:59 am EDT - Fri, March 25, 2011
Engadget Samsung's original Galaxy Tab 10.1 renamed the Tab 10.1V, thicker Galaxy Tab 8.9 no more than a trade show dummy
Samsung certainly stole the award for best tablet at CTIA this year, but it didn't do so without confusing us a bit. Sure, its new rail thin Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1 are impressive and we're loving tho...
05:16 am EDT - Fri, March 25, 2011
Engadget Festo's SmartBird robot takes off with elegance, doesn't fight seagulls for food (video)
The geniuses at Festo's Bionic Learning Network are well known for their fascination with robotic animals, and their latest creation is no exception. Dubbed the SmartBird, this autonomous bionic bird ...
05:16 am EDT - Fri, March 25, 2011
Engadget Festo's SmartBird robot takes off with elegance, doesn't poop on you (video)
The geniuses at Festo's Bionic Learning Network are well known for their fascination with robotic animals, and their latest creation is no exception. Dubbed the SmartBird, this autonomous bionic bird ...
04:29 am EDT - Fri, March 25, 2011
Engadget Styrofoam touches electrodes to create incredibly fast-charging wonderbatteries
Elon Musk's heart may have already given up on the humble battery, lusting after capacitors, but researchers at the University of Illinois have think there's life in the 'ol cells yet, creating batter...
03:50 am EDT - Fri, March 25, 2011
Engadget University of Twente's new lens reveals the sub-100nm level with visible light
Small is beautiful, but only when you can see it. Specifically, we're talking about nanostructures -- including cellular organelles and nanoelectronic circuits -- around the order of 100nm. The proble...
03:02 am EDT - Fri, March 25, 2011
Engadget Nook Color getting Flash and apps in April update, according to Home Shopping Network
The little e-reader that could is about to do even more -- according to a listing on the Home Shopping Network, the Nook Color will get an update next month that brings Flash support and additional ap...
03:02 am EDT - Fri, March 25, 2011
Engadget Nook Color getting Flash and apps in April update, according to Home Shopping Network (update: official)
The little e-reader that could is about to do even more -- according to a listing on the Home Shopping Network, the Nook Color will get an update next month that brings Flash support and additional ap...
02:24 am EDT - Fri, March 25, 2011
Engadget Ask Engadget: best ergonomic keyboard for a Mac?
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 Andrew, who isn't inter...
01:40 am EDT - Fri, March 25, 2011
Engadget Bing for Mobile portal gets updated, brings HTML5-based fanciness
Whatever Google (and Yahoo!) can do, Bing can do better? It doesn't exactly have that so-called ring to it, but Bing has proven to be a legitimate contender in the search wars -- particularly on t...
12:56 am EDT - Fri, March 25, 2011
Engadget Audible audiobooks now flying onto Kindles via WiFi
Heads-up, Kindle owners -- digging into your next audiobook just got a lot less troublesome. Audible has just announced that over 50,000 of its audiobooks are now available to download directly onto K...
12:17 am EDT - Fri, March 25, 2011
Engadget Copenhagen airport tracks your every move using WiFi signals
Hello, Big Brother! According to the New York Times, Copenhagen International Airport is currently testing a new program that monitors passengers based on WiFi data emitted from devices like laptops a...
11:38 pm EDT - Thu, March 24, 2011
Engadget Samsung Vibrant passes FCC again with AT&T 3G bands: a pre-acquisition tester? (updated)
This is out of left field, but bear with us -- it all makes sense, in a creepy, business-y sort of way. First, the facts: a Samsung SGH-T959P just got FCC approval with 3G support on the 850 and 1900M...
11:12 pm EDT - Thu, March 24, 2011
Engadget Researchers enable tactile feedback for e-readers using real paper, just like the olden days (video)
Brainiacs from Osaka University have created what they've called the Paranga -- a device that fulfills the lack of tactile feedback of page turns when using an e-reader. It's got a built in sensor tha...
10:49 pm EDT - Thu, March 24, 2011
Engadget Google Voice for Sprint hands-on
Remember that Google Voice integration for Sprint we mentioned recently? Today at CTIA we got to see it in action, and it promises to take us one step closer to our robot overlords -- well, those ...
10:49 pm EDT - Thu, March 24, 2011
Engadget Google Voice for Sprint hands-on (video)
Remember that Google Voice integration for Sprint we mentioned recently? Today at CTIA we got to see it in action, and it promises to take us one step closer to our robot overlords -- well, those ...
10:28 pm EDT - Thu, March 24, 2011
Engadget Google Nexus S 4G for Sprint hands-on
We finally got our hands on the elusive Samsung Nexus S 4G for Sprint at CTIA here today and it's pretty much what you'd expect: a Nexus S with its GSM / HSPA radio swapped for a set of Sprint-compati...
10:28 pm EDT - Thu, March 24, 2011
Engadget Google Nexus S 4G for Sprint hands-on (video)
We finally got our hands on the elusive Samsung Nexus S 4G for Sprint at CTIA here today and it's pretty much what you'd expect: a Nexus S with its GSM / HSPA radio swapped for a set of Sprint-compati...
09:56 pm EDT - Thu, March 24, 2011
Engadget Google keeping Honeycomb source code on ice, says it's not ready for other devices
Itching to put some sweet, crunchy AOSP Honeycomb on your hardware of choice? You might have quite a wait, as BusinessWeek reports that Google will not release the Android 3.0 source code in the n...
09:43 pm EDT - Thu, March 24, 2011
Engadget RIM deems BlackBerry OS 6.1 a 'major upgrade,' promises a spring release
We weren't expecting to hear too much about it, but RIM's year-end / Q4 fiscal 2011 earnings call uncovered a good bit of information surrounding BlackBerry OS 6.1. As you've likely learned by now, we...
09:12 pm EDT - Thu, March 24, 2011
Engadget RIM adds Android app support to BlackBerry PlayBook via 'optional app player'
You read that right -- RIM just announced that its forthcoming BlackBerry PlayBook will support both BlackBerry Java and Android apps. That includes native C/C++ development support, HTML5, ...
09:04 pm EDT - Thu, March 24, 2011
Engadget RIM earnings show strong revenue and growth, but weak guidance for the months ahead
Research in Motion just kicked out its year-end and Q4 earnings for fiscal 2011, and while things look fairly rosy for now, shares of the company have sunk around ten percent in after-hours trading. W...
08:44 pm EDT - Thu, March 24, 2011
Engadget Senator Harry Reid calls for DUI checkpoint app removal: RIM's game, Google isn't, Apple's undecided
There's a lot of folks out there drinking and driving, and Congress sees DUI checkpoint location apps as enablers of all that cruising and boozing. Senate Majority leader Harry Reid and his fellow Dem...
08:18 pm EDT - Thu, March 24, 2011
Engadget Spot movie rental kiosks aim to beat Redbox on price and convenience
Since Netflix is experiencing new competition to its popular movie distribution model it only fits that Redbox should too and the most interesting entrant we've seen in the movie kiosk business is "Sp...
07:41 pm EDT - Thu, March 24, 2011
Engadget OMG, FYI, and LOL enter Oxford English Dictionary, foreshadow the apocalypse
In an acknowledgement of the internet's overwhelming influence on the triviality we sometimes refer to as "real life," the Oxford English Dictionary doyens have decided to add a few of the web's favor...
07:17 pm EDT - Thu, March 24, 2011
Engadget Square Enix launches Hippos Lab for smartphone game development
Square Enix isn't exactly a stranger to the smartphone scene, but it looks like the company behind Final Fantasy (among countless other games) is now going to be moving quite a bit beyond ports of its...
06:28 pm EDT - Thu, March 24, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast, live from CTIA at 2:45 ET!
3D HTCs, dual-core LGs, 8.9-inch Samsungs, and a sun-soaking display: needless to say, it's been a fun CTIA Wireless as usual, and that's not even including all the AT&T / T-Mobile madness from la...
06:24 pm EDT - Thu, March 24, 2011
Engadget Lockheed Martin shows off Orion spacecraft, new secret lair
No, that's not the Apollo command module you're looking at up there. What's old is new again in space design, and what's floating weightless above this text is a photo of humanity's next great chariot...
05:45 pm EDT - Thu, March 24, 2011
Engadget Kyocera pictures a world of deeply understanding phones
You know what just doesn't understand true feelings enough? Our phones, that's what. But it doesn't always have to be like that if you ask Kyocera. Sure, the company had its dual-screened Echo on ...
05:23 pm EDT - Thu, March 24, 2011
Engadget Visualized: preconceived notions about personal computer security
See that chart up there? That's a beautiful visualization of a dozen folk models surrounding the idea of home computer security, devised by Michigan State's own Rick Wash. To construct it (as well...
05:01 pm EDT - Thu, March 24, 2011
Engadget Columbia doctors turn to IBM's Watson for patient diagnosis, clairvoyance
Who says Watson's only good for laying the smack down on former Jeopardy champions? In what can only be described as the natural progression of things, Herbert Chase -- professor of clinical medic...
04:40 pm EDT - Thu, March 24, 2011
Engadget KonnectUs cloud-based software makes easy cross-platform sharing a reality, we swoon (video)
Last year, we expressed a yearning for something we called the Continuous Client that would allow us to pick up on one device where we left off on another, and in less than a year we saw the advent of...
04:19 pm EDT - Thu, March 24, 2011
Engadget iRobot debuts 'throwable' 110 FirstLook robot
Sure, just about any iRobot bot is technically "throwable," but the company's new iRobot 110 FirstLook robot is guaranteed to survive that throw and keep rolling, and even stand up to 15-foot drops on...
03:50 pm EDT - Thu, March 24, 2011
Engadget AT&T planning access to Amazon Appstore, sideloading still an open question
Angry Birds developer Rovio announced on its Facebook account a few hours ago that "AT&T is also working on enabling purchases from the Amazon Appstore soon," which would mark a pretty big move on...
03:22 pm EDT - Thu, March 24, 2011
Engadget Rubbery artificial muscles promise to make robots more lifelike
Some robots may already look pretty lifelike, but it's still quite a different story when they're actually moving, when all the mechanical parts inside make themselves known with some unmistakable, ro...
03:01 pm EDT - Thu, March 24, 2011
Engadget Ford Focus Electric hooks up wirelessly with AT&T, incurs jealous looks from T-Mobile
AT&T is keeping up its wheeling and dealing this week, signing an agreement with Ford to provide the built-in wireless connectivity for its upcoming Focus Electric hatchback. The deal's pretty sim...
02:38 pm EDT - Thu, March 24, 2011
Engadget Samsung Apps store crosses 100 million downloads
Alright, so it may have a bit of an advantage being on both cellphones and TVs, but that's not stopping Samsung from boasting that its Apps store has now joined the 100 million download club. That com...
02:16 pm EDT - Thu, March 24, 2011
Engadget Alexander Graham Bell's sketchbook reveals ridiculously wonderful imaginings
The image above is a page from Alexander Graham Bell's sketchbook, a self-portrait from the 1870's, is just one page from the large collection of the inventor's papers, now housed at the Library of Co...
01:54 pm EDT - Thu, March 24, 2011
Engadget Avaak Vue Gen 2 wire-free video monitoring hands-on
Peeping Toms and would-be spies, rejoice! The Vue wire-free video cameras have reached the second generation and now add motion detection and a more rugged outdoor version to the mix. Pricing is a mix...
01:17 pm EDT - Thu, March 24, 2011
Engadget NVIDIA's dual-GPU GeForce GTX 590 emerges, can't slay the Radeon HD 6990 titan
1,024 total CUDA cores, 94 ROPs, and 3GB of GDDR5 RAM on board. Yup, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 is indeed a pair of GTX 580 chips spliced together, however power constraints have meant that each of th...
01:05 pm EDT - Thu, March 24, 2011
Engadget Nintendo 'moving away' from insisting on 3D to play 3DS games, wants them all playable in 2D
The Nintendo 3DS has a slider in its side. A slider that adjusts its namesake feature, three-dimensional imagery, up and down in intensity relative to the user's preference. Now, although the 3DS' scr...
12:42 pm EDT - Thu, March 24, 2011
Engadget Jabra Freeway Bluetooth in-car speakerphone hands-on
Jabra was parading its Freeway in-car speakerphone last night at CTIA so we took a chance to watch the show. So what separates it from the myriad of like devices? Well, for one it sports 3 speaker...
12:13 pm EDT - Thu, March 24, 2011
Engadget Microsoft application creates 3D model using a cellphone, blows our minds
Using your smartphone to take regular, or heck, even 3D images, is so last-gen -- thanks to Microsoft's Interactive Visual Media Group, we shall soon be able to use its new app to generate virtual 3D ...
11:44 am EDT - Thu, March 24, 2011
Engadget ZTE's Style S and LTE tablet coming to the US during the second half of the year
We've long covered ZTE products at Engadget, but hardly ever do we see the company's phones touch down on a US carrier. Well, that's all going to change very soon. While the Chinese company isn't shar...
11:19 am EDT - Thu, March 24, 2011
Engadget Blio e-reading software still alive, will come preloaded on T-Mobile Android devices
Remember Blio? Yes, our memories of this colorful ebook-reading software are starting to fade too, but now T-Mobile's about ready to yank it from the shadows of obscurity with a newly announced pa...
10:47 am EDT - Thu, March 24, 2011
Engadget Mac OS X turns X years old today
Whether it changed everything, made you think different, or was just a sideshow to the Windows centerpiece of your life, there's no denying version X of Mac OS has been the most successful and endurin...
10:17 am EDT - Thu, March 24, 2011
Engadget ST-Ericsson's PM2300 will charge smartphones and tablets twice as fast, speeding to market this fall
We can't say the methods for charging mobile devices have been top of our agenda lately, but when you're talking about speeding anything up by 100 percent, our interest is inevitably piqued. ST-Ericss...
09:49 am EDT - Thu, March 24, 2011
Engadget Sony's NXCAM HD is the NEX-FS100, brings Super 35mm sensor pricetag down to $5,850
Sony may have discontinued the NEX-3, but the future of those interchangeable E-mount lenses seems downright secure -- after all, they'll fit quite nicely on this new NEX-FS100. The NXCAM HD that Sony...
09:18 am EDT - Thu, March 24, 2011
Engadget Microsoft serves up a 'NoDo' update schedule for Windows Phone 7 devices
Where is your Windows Phone 7 "NoDo" update? That's the question Microsoft is aiming to answer with a new spreadsheet it has cobbled together to detail the software status of all WP7 handsets rele...
08:54 am EDT - Thu, March 24, 2011
Engadget Inkling signs with major publishers to bring 100 textbooks to iPad by 2012, no actual ink
Inkling is a pretty cute name for a product, you have to admit, but by the end of the year it could be pretty serious business. It's a company that specializes on publishing textbooks on the iPad, dev...
04:55 am EDT - Thu, March 24, 2011
Engadget Motorola recognizes, investigates Atrix 4G voice quality issues
Experiencing voice quality woes with your otherwise delightful Atrix 4G? You aren't alone, buster. In fact, the issue has become so prevalent and widespread that Motorola itself has taken notice, ...
03:59 am EDT - Thu, March 24, 2011
Engadget TelePresence Tech kiosk to bring virtual shopping to a mall near you, we go hands-on
If Amazon were to venture beyond the web in favor of a more tangible medium to peddle its wares, it might consider something like Telepresence Tech's new telepresence kiosk for the job. We got a surpr...
03:25 am EDT - Thu, March 24, 2011
Engadget Gevey SIM provides janky but jailbreak-free unlock for iPhone 4 on iOS 4.3
If you've updated your iPhone 4 to iOS 4.2.1 or above, you might be aware that there is currently no unlocking software available for the accompanying basebands. Naturally, we'd imagine the Dev-Team w...
02:44 am EDT - Thu, March 24, 2011
Engadget Femto Forum publishes API specification for femtocell apps, places focus on 'awareness information'
As if the world needed one more association to keep up with, CTIA Wireless 2011 is delivering just that. The Femto Forum, which has done an excellent job remaining undercover of late, has just publish...
02:10 am EDT - Thu, March 24, 2011
Engadget Yahoo intros Search Direct, takes on Google Instant with insular effect
Remember Google Instant? Now, Yahoo's got something like that -- it's called Search Direct -- and like Instant, it consists of a search box that quickly and automatically suggests results as you t...
01:20 am EDT - Thu, March 24, 2011
Engadget Voice-controlled Japanese robot assists with eating, makes veggies more fun (video)
Isao Wakabayashi, a student at Chukyo University in Japan, seems to have made the arduous chore of eating easier. Using a customized version of a Robix robot kit, Wakabayashi coded a program that make...
12:33 am EDT - Thu, March 24, 2011
Engadget Wysips wants to turn your phone's display into a solar cell (hands-on with video)
We chatted with a fascinating French startup by the name of Wysips here at CTIA today that's showing off transparent photovoltaic film -- in other words, it generates power from light... and you can s...
11:41 pm EDT - Wed, March 23, 2011
Engadget Samsung sees a Retina Display in your tablet future, and perhaps glasses-free 3D
Samsung gazed into its crystal ball today, and what did it see? The pixel density of tablet screens drastically increasing. Yes, while Apple may not have managed to cram a screen into the iPad 2 w...
11:06 pm EDT - Wed, March 23, 2011
Engadget Original iPad retrofitted to play nice with Smart Cover, magnets largely to thank (video)
Although we don't exactly know how they work, magnets are one of Earth's many fascinations and are used in many gadgets today -- perhaps most notably in Apple's new Smart Covers. As you might have al...
10:36 pm EDT - Wed, March 23, 2011
Engadget TeleNav bringing hybrid navigation to GPS apps, eases reliance on data connection
If there's two things the world needs, it's a complete lack of international roaming charges, and GPS signals that never fade. Oh, and for Slash to not play the last Super Bowl with the Black Eyed Pea...
10:13 pm EDT - Wed, March 23, 2011
Engadget Google HQ gets juiced with Plugless Power EV charging unit
We've seen it adorned with a giant Honeycomb and an oversized Gingerbread man, and now Google's bringing a more practical addition to its Mountain View campus -- specifically, a Plugless Power EV char...
09:50 pm EDT - Wed, March 23, 2011
Engadget Best Buy signs up for LightSquared's wholesale LTE service
First it was Cricket Wireless, and now another piece of LightSquared's puzzle has fallen into place -- it's just announced at CTIA that Best Buy has signed on as a wholesale customer for the yet-to-be...
09:28 pm EDT - Wed, March 23, 2011
Engadget Apple could be licensing AirPlay for video streaming, HDTV integration seems imminent
There's nothing concrete to sink your teeth into just yet, but a couple of people "familiar with the matter" have informed Bloomberg that Apple could be taking AirPlay to the next level. Up until now,...
09:05 pm EDT - Wed, March 23, 2011
Engadget Kyocera launches developer program for dual-screen Echo smartphone
Kyocera promised that an SDK for its dual-screen Echo smartphone would be coming soon when it announced it last month, and it's now delivered that and more. It's just kicked off a full-fledged Android...
08:44 pm EDT - Wed, March 23, 2011
Engadget Valve's Gabe Newell hints at possible Steam port to iOS Android, may be blowing hot air
We'd recommend taking this all with a healthy grain of salt for now, but according to a fortunate Steam Powered forum member who scored a trip by Valve's headquarters, the company's considering an iOS...
08:22 pm EDT - Wed, March 23, 2011
Engadget Snapkeys keyless keyboard hands-on
Okay, we admit, we were taken in by the video on Snapkey's site showing the keyboard in action before its inner workings were revealed at CTIA 2011. The system is actually quite simple: there are four...
07:51 pm EDT - Wed, March 23, 2011
Engadget Volvo's C30 Electric freezes north of the Arctic Circle, chases elk and loses half its range (video)
There are those predicting doom and gloom for electric cars when temperatures drop, and those steadfastedly saying that frigid batteries will not be the end of the road when it comes to fuel-free tran...
07:29 pm EDT - Wed, March 23, 2011
Engadget Novatel's 2372 MiFi gets DLNA certified, can serve up some beats with those bytes
The humble MiFi from Novatel has, in various guises for myriad carriers, saved our bacon on repeated occasions at press events, feeding up sweet connectivity when 3G USB modems were few or ineffective...
07:08 pm EDT - Wed, March 23, 2011
Engadget Operabots take center stage at MIT Media Lab's 'Death and the Powers' opera
It already had its premiere in Monaco last year, but composer Tod Machover's new opera, "Death and the Powers," has now finally made it to the United States. Why are we reporting on a new opera (rathe...
06:46 pm EDT - Wed, March 23, 2011
Engadget ASUS' K53E laptop gets reviewed, 2.53GHz Core i5-2520M CPU gets praised
Never mind the fact that Intel's outing a mid-range laptop CPU long after the highest of high-end -- the 2.53GHz Core i5-2520M is shaping up to be a lovely option for those who'd prefer a budget choic...
06:22 pm EDT - Wed, March 23, 2011
Engadget Pica-Pic brings retro handheld games back to life, purpose to the internet
Brace yourself. You're about to be guided to the best website in the history of the universe, and if you dare doubt it, your universe may very well be ripped to shreds. Every so often, a new and impro...
06:03 pm EDT - Wed, March 23, 2011
Engadget Linux Foundation announces MeeGo Smart TV Working Group, Intel, Nokia and others sign on
The future of MeeGo may not look quite as bright as it once did, but there's plenty of folks still committed to it, and the Linux Foundation is now starting to place an increased emphasis on one area ...
05:42 pm EDT - Wed, March 23, 2011
Engadget BMW launches DriveNow, the 'premium' car sharing service with a Dell Streak on every dash (video)
If you liked the idea of the Car2go service we profiled a few weeks back, Smart fortwos available for rent by the minute with and some pretty fancy tracking apps to help you find them, but maybe you w...
05:20 pm EDT - Wed, March 23, 2011
Engadget Kingston's Class 10 microSD family gets bigger, stays tiny
Kingston is putting an extra boost the smallest of its tiny memory cards. The popular provider of flash storage is upping its 4GB and 8GB microSDHC cards from Class 4 specifications (up to a 4 MB/s tr...
04:59 pm EDT - Wed, March 23, 2011
Engadget x-Ar exoskeleton arm keeps repetitive tasks from doing you harm (video)
The spring-loaded technology behind the Steadicam has just found another use -- the x-Ar exoskeleton arm, which attaches to your wrists to reduce or eliminate the feeling of weight. Just unveiled at t...
04:37 pm EDT - Wed, March 23, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Show with HP's Jon Rubinstein, this Friday!
Attention humans, just a friendly reminder that the Engadget Show is back this Friday, March 25th at 7:00pm with HP's Jon Rubinstein at The Times Center in New York City! Joshua Topolsky will be sitt...
04:14 pm EDT - Wed, March 23, 2011
Engadget Visualized: life's most basic patterns displayed as color-coded charts
You wake. You eat. You work. You read a few articles on Engadget. You sleep. You attempt to repeat. Life's not always quite so simple, but the mesmerizing image shown above does a great job of showcas...
03:52 pm EDT - Wed, March 23, 2011
Engadget Chrome 11 goes beta with speech-to-text capabilities
Well, it looks like Google is unsurprisingly adding more than just a new logo to the latest version of its Chrome browser -- the just-released beta of Chrome 11 also now boasts speech-to-text capabili...
03:31 pm EDT - Wed, March 23, 2011
Engadget Chumby 8 set to ship on April 5th for $199; pre-orders open today
Remember that newfangled widget display we peeked back at CES? Looks as if Chumby Industries is good and ready to get official with a ship date and price, which means that your disposable income a...
03:13 pm EDT - Wed, March 23, 2011
Engadget NeuroFocus makes first wireless EEG sensor headset, don't call it a thinking cap
It's well known that advertisers track our web-surfing habits to tailor the ads we see, but they'd prefer to know exactly what's going on inside of that brain of yours. NeuroFocus' aptly named Mynd, a...
02:52 pm EDT - Wed, March 23, 2011
Engadget ZTE gets tight with T-Mobile, launches Rocket 3.0 modem and 4G Mobile Hotspot for HSPA+
T-Mobile's 42Mbps HSPA+ coverage is expanding and expanding, and ZTE is helping to bring it back down to earth. The company has launched two new wireless devices especially for the T-Mo's 42Mbps ...
02:31 pm EDT - Wed, March 23, 2011
Engadget Augmenting your 3DS reality just got a little simpler thanks to an Android app
Before we proceed any further, you owe it to yourself to check out our 3DS review or the video after the break in order to fully comprehend what Nintendo's augmented reality cards mean for 3DS gaming....
02:14 pm EDT - Wed, March 23, 2011
Engadget China, predictably, denies Google's accusations of Gmail tampering
On Monday, Google expressed its belief that its email users in China were experiencing "a government blockage carefully designed to look like the problem is with Gmail." Now, as is par for this thorny...
01:53 pm EDT - Wed, March 23, 2011
Engadget Cricket ties up with LightSquared for LTE roaming agreement
Throwing a little caution to the wind over brewing GPS interference concerns, Cricket -- the CDMA budget carrier that specializes in contract-free plans -- has hooked up with LightSquared to deliver a...
01:29 pm EDT - Wed, March 23, 2011
Engadget Alienware M11x R3 specs leaked, brings Sandy Bridge to your next LAN party?
Alienware's laptops first hopped on the Sandy Bridge bandwagon when the company's top-of-the-line M17x got Intel's second-gen Core processors, and now it appears the more budget-conscious M11x may get...
12:57 pm EDT - Wed, March 23, 2011
Engadget Firefox 4 clocks up 7.1 million downloads within first 24 hours, fails to beat Firefox 3 record (updated)
We noted Firefox 3's spectacular eight million downloads in a day when discussing the recent launch of IE9, and that mark shall live on as a record for another day. Firefox 4 looks to have a had a tho...
12:09 pm EDT - Wed, March 23, 2011
Engadget Hacker nets two years in jail after pilfering 7 million in virtual poker chips
Crime, it just doesn't pay. Well, actually it does, to the tune of £53,612, but then you get caught and you have to work off that salary with two years at Her Majesty's pleasure. One Ashley Mitc...
11:39 am EDT - Wed, March 23, 2011
Engadget Tunebug readies the Rumble, adds speakerphone capabilities to its SurfaceSound speakers
Back at CES we took a look at Tunebug's Bluetooth Shake and Vibe speakers, which for those that need a quick refresher, turns any surface into a speaker with SurfaceSound technology. Well, now the com...
10:57 am EDT - Wed, March 23, 2011
Engadget LG Optimus 3D reveals T-Mobile 3G frequencies in visit to FCC
If you're an AT&T subscriber, you'll know this handset as the Thrill 4G. And if you happen to be a T-Mobile devotee (yes, those are two distinct groups until the AT&T&T-Mo merger is comple...
10:33 am EDT - Wed, March 23, 2011
Engadget Asus Eee PC 1015B and 1215B go on sale starting at $289
It seems like just yesterday -- okay, more like three weeks ago -- we went hands-on with Asus' latest additions to the Eee PC family, and now these Fusion-equipped netbooks are getting their very own ...
02:26 am EDT - Mon, March 21, 2011
Engadget Hawaii funding deployment of up to 320 public EV chargers, islander Leafs say 'mahalo'
If you don't have far to go, an electric car can make a lot of sense. You know what group of people doesn't have far to go? People who live on an island, that's who. For this reason we're feeling ...
12:30 am EDT - Mon, March 21, 2011
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: shifting towers, hydrogen beads, and the shockwave engine for fuel efficiency
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.It was a big week for alternative energy as Inhabitat showc...
11:16 pm EDT - Sun, March 20, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile answers its customers' most Frequently Asked Question: no iPhone
Never mind the practicalities of T-Mobile and AT&T using different 3G bands, Apple not having approved any deal for extended distribution of its phone, or the fact AT&T's acquisition of T-Mobi...
10:52 pm EDT - Sun, March 20, 2011
Engadget Mr. Blurrycam bags a silvery striped smartphone -- is this the HTC Pyramid?
Looks like our favorite anonymous globetrotting photographer's spotted something sweet -- it's that alleged HTC Pyramid, comfortably chilling with the 4.3-inch HTC Desire HD. Unfortunately, Mr. Blurry...
10:05 pm EDT - Sun, March 20, 2011
Engadget Creative's 7-inch ZiiO tablet gets Froyo this Friday, 10-inch model to follow suit
If you happen to be one of the handful of Creative ZiiO tablet users, then we have good news for you: come Friday, the 7-incher will be the first of the Ziio duo to receive its Froyo update, whereas i...
09:01 pm EDT - Sun, March 20, 2011
Engadget Ebook sales in the US double year-on-year, paper books suffer double-digit losses
We doubt the world will ever get to a stage where it'll completely ditch ye olde paper books, but the US consumer market seems to clearly have its heart set on the electronic kind right now. Net ebook...
08:04 pm EDT - Sun, March 20, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S II Mini leaks out for Three, plus Nokia X7, Flyer and PlayBook release dates in UK
No, not the Galaxy Mini, that low-end Android sprout -- this looks like Samsung's smaller alternative to the upcoming Galaxy S II superphone. We just got handed UK carrier Three's entire spring-summer...
06:27 pm EDT - Sun, March 20, 2011
Engadget AT&T agrees to buy T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom for $39 billion (update)
Wowzers! AT&T and Deutsche Telekom have entered into a definitive agreement for the sale of T-Mobile USA for $39 billion in cash and stocks. The combined customer base of this upcoming behemoth wi...
06:24 pm EDT - Sun, March 20, 2011
Engadget HTC Arrive now available for $200 from Sprint (update: $50 at Amazon)
It's March 20th and, right on schedule, Sprint has started taking orders for its first Windows Phone 7 handset. The HTC 7 Pro, renamed the Arrive on the Now Network, can now be had for $200 after reba...
06:02 pm EDT - Sun, March 20, 2011
Engadget Intel promises next-gen Atom chips at IDF Beijing
We've yet to get more than a whiff of Intel's Oak Trail chips, but the Cedar Trail CPUs are nearly here -- in fact, it's looking like Chipzilla intends to introduce its latest Atom processor at IDF Be...
04:36 pm EDT - Sun, March 20, 2011
Engadget Mini E field trial ends, for the 40 testers a search for a new car begins
People who love a given car tend to keep that car for awhile, longer than they should sometimes, but that isn't always an option. Sometimes you have to give it back, and such is the case for the 40 "p...
03:11 pm EDT - Sun, March 20, 2011
Engadget Gates, Bosch, and NuVinci combine to make pedal-assist e-bike concept, not Voltron
There's those who want electric bikes that'll hurtle you down the road at 40mph at the twist of the throttle, and there's those who believe pedaling to be enjoyable enough, but would like a less stren...
01:13 pm EDT - Sun, March 20, 2011
Engadget Sneak peek at Archos Gen 9 tablets: 1.6 GHz dual-core A9 processor, 250GB HDD for "400 in June
Word on the street was Archos planned to give us a couple of new tablets at IFA this year, but it turns out the upscale Gen 9 hardware is coming a couple months prior to the September trade show. The ...
11:19 am EDT - Sun, March 20, 2011
Engadget INQ Cloud Touch gets priced in the UK, still MIA in the USA
We've had an affinity for INQ's Cloud Touch since we Poked and prodded the little device back in February, and now thanks to Carphone Warehouse we've got the all important pricetag to accompany the sp...
08:51 am EDT - Sun, March 20, 2011
Engadget Microsoft and ASUS show off all the stylish stylus action you can have on an Eee Slate (video)
It's the year 2011, but it might as well be 2001. The company that Bill built is still going strong in the pursuit of its founding father's dream: a pen-based tablet computer. The latest, and perhaps ...
08:04 am EDT - Sun, March 20, 2011
Engadget Permanent anti-fog coating could mean end to steamy specs
Unless you're blind, or just plain out of the loop, you've probably noticed a proliferation of folks rocking spectacles as accessories of late, but for those of us who wear the things out of necessity...
05:01 am EDT - Sun, March 20, 2011
Engadget Nanoparticle inks print 3D antennas 'orders of magnitude' better than your boring 2D antenna
If you want better cellphone reception it's time to go small or go home, with researchers at the University of Illinois coming up with a nanoscale printing technique that allows for the creation of so...
02:48 am EDT - Sun, March 20, 2011
Engadget How would you change Samsung's Nexus S?
The first phone to ship with Android 2.3 has been kicking around for a solid quarter now, which means it's just about time to roast it here on How Would You Change. The Nexus S didn't provide the same...
12:38 am EDT - Sun, March 20, 2011
Engadget HTC Thunderbolt rooted for real, locked files nearly soured the deal
They thought it would be easy, but they were wrong -- AndIRC developers reportedly spent the last 72 hours readying the new HTC Thunderbolt for custom ROMs. Today, they emerge victorious, but that vic...
11:13 pm EDT - Sat, March 19, 2011
Engadget Sony crafting VAIOs with Chrome OS, external GPUs and Thunderbolt tech?
Sony's top-secret prototype labs must be clocking hours like mad, as Sony Insider reports that the company has two more surprises in store -- in addition to a PlayStation tablet, dual-screen clamshell...
10:12 pm EDT - Sat, March 19, 2011
Engadget Mitsubishi drops LCD HDTVs to focus on 73-inch and above sized displays
That we didn't spot a successor to Mitsubishi's well-received line of Unisen LCD HDTVs at CES 2011 should have been a signal, but now the company has made it official -- it is downsizing TV operations...
08:55 pm EDT - Sat, March 19, 2011
Engadget Dell offers unlocked Streak for $99 with purchase of a new PC
Dell's Streak 5 tabletphone hasn't held our interest much lately, even with Android 2.2 on board, but Dell's got a new deal that may be too good to pass up. If you already had your heart set on nabbin...
07:51 pm EDT - Sat, March 19, 2011
Engadget The dual-core Sandy Bridge laptops have arrived! Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Sony start shipping systems
If your eyes have been glued to Engadget this week, you've noticed that there have been quite a few new laptops unveiled. Sure, Samsung's rail-thin Series 9 stole a lot of the glory, but Dell and ASUS...
06:47 pm EDT - Sat, March 19, 2011
Engadget Some Thunderbolt MacBook Pros causing flicker on Cinema Displays, Apple investigates (video)
In a world of sophisticated electronics these days, there's always risks to being an early adopter. Alas, it appears that our latest victims are owners of Apple's Thunderbolt-laden MacBook Pros. Since...
06:47 pm EDT - Sat, March 19, 2011
Engadget Some Thunderbolt MacBook Pros causing flicker on Cinema Displays, Apple investigates (updated)
In a world of sophisticated electronics these days, there's always risks to being an early adopter. Alas, it appears that our latest victims are owners of Apple's Thunderbolt-laden MacBook Pros. Since...
05:44 pm EDT - Sat, March 19, 2011
Engadget Red Bull Augmented Racing game lets you build tracks with Red Bull cans
Sure, it may all just be an elaborate scheme to get you to buy more Red Bull, but it is a fairly ingenious scheme. In addition to a plethora of in-game advertising, the new Red Bull racing game for iO...
04:37 pm EDT - Sat, March 19, 2011
Engadget webOS 2.1 SDK now available to all comers, teases 'big push' for Veer launch
Though webOS 2.1 has already gone out to Pre 2s (and a handful of Pre Pluses) around the globe, developers not included in HP's NDA-protected Early Access Program have been shut out of the latest vers...
02:55 pm EDT - Sat, March 19, 2011
Engadget Samsung's Central Station wireless monitor appears in Europe as SyncMaster C27A750
Back when we first laid eyes on Samsung's Central Station, we were excited by its wireless docking capabilities, and now it looks like the company's ready to let the monitor loose on European soil, al...
01:14 pm EDT - Sat, March 19, 2011
Engadget HTC Thunderbolt hits $175 price point with LetsTalk -- but only for this weekend
LetsTalk has this morning dropped its price for the HTC Thunderbolt from $200 all the way down to the so-far unmatched level of $175. This applies when bought with the obligatory two-year service plan...
11:54 am EDT - Sat, March 19, 2011
Engadget Beautiful Earth's NYC solar powered EV charger follows the sun to Brooklyn Bridge Park
The solar-powered, green and white Beautiful Earth Group EV charging station, which once found its shipping container internals filled with a Mini E, is no longer. Well, it's no longer where it was, a...
09:36 am EDT - Sat, March 19, 2011
Engadget Tesla opens its workshop, shows off more Model S prototypes
It's expected that when the Tesla Model S hits full production it'll be rolling out of the company's newly acquired facility in Fremont, California -- formerly the NUMMI plant jointly owned by General...
07:35 am EDT - Sat, March 19, 2011
Engadget Theorists get us closer to believing time travel is possible via the Large Hadron Collider
Hard to say if Doc Brown would give this his coveted seal of approval, but our gullible minds have already been made up: time travel is not only possible, but it's well within reach. A gaggle of scien...
05:16 am EDT - Sat, March 19, 2011
Engadget HTC EVO 3D, EVO View 4G specs revealed ahead of Sprint's CTIA announce?
All signs are pointing to a Sprint blowout at CTIA next week -- and we'll be there, of course! But ahead of that, BGR's claiming a few additional details on the headline devices we scooped not long ag...
03:38 am EDT - Sat, March 19, 2011
Engadget Ask Engadget: best PC alternative to 13-inch MacBook Air?
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 Sheikh Adnan Abdullah, ...
01:53 am EDT - Sat, March 19, 2011
Engadget LucidLogix Virtu in action, discrete graphics and Sandy Bridge together at last
At CES, LucidLogix's Virtu software solution promised to get discrete and Sandy Bridge GPUs together in graphical harmony -- giving you both Sandy Bridge's greased-lightning video transcoding and the ...
12:41 am EDT - Sat, March 19, 2011
Engadget ICANN has .xxx domain names? Yes!
The controversial step to approve .xxx domain names has today been taken by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, paving the way for a whole slew of new addresses suffixed by the fa...
11:37 pm EDT - Fri, March 18, 2011
Engadget OnStar's aftermarket mirror to be called OnStar FMV, gets a new microphone
When General Motors used CES to launch a mirror with a blue button that would work in any car it was called, quite simply, "retail product." Perhaps realizing that such a sweepingly vague name for the...
10:48 pm EDT - Fri, March 18, 2011
Engadget Researchers tout self-repairing multi-core processors
The race for ever-tinier computer chips is on, and barring physical limitations, doesn't seem to be slowing anytime soon -- but with chips, as with humans, the smaller they get, the more fragile they ...
10:04 pm EDT - Fri, March 18, 2011
Engadget Google TV Remote app now available for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch
After debuting it on the Android platform in December, the Google TV team has finally released a version of the official remote app for iOS. The interface and features appear to be the same with one k...
09:19 pm EDT - Fri, March 18, 2011
Engadget Lenovo ThinkPad X220 review
Admit it, when you look at the picture above, all you really see is a laptop with a design that hasn't changed much in the last ten years. It's true, based on its professional aesthetic alone, the Thi...
08:30 pm EDT - Fri, March 18, 2011
Engadget HTC Thunderbolt review
At a quick glance, without any background information, your eyes might tell you that the HTC Thunderbolt is little more than a Verizon remake of Sprint's EVO 4G and AT&T's Inspire 4G. After all --...
08:15 pm EDT - Fri, March 18, 2011
Engadget Engadget Podcast 234 - 03.18.2011
Don't front like you had an excuse to avoid listening to the Engadget Podcast before. If you do keep fronting like that, though, just know in your heart of hearts you're missing the very last schedule...
07:23 pm EDT - Fri, March 18, 2011
Engadget Motorola Xoom with Sprint insignia, Nexus S 4G logo leak out
If you've been following these here pages closely, you'll know that a little device named the Nexus S 4G is coming to Sprint's network, with the expectation being that it'll be announced at CTIA early...
07:11 pm EDT - Fri, March 18, 2011
Engadget Google guesstimates release dates for movies and games
You can already do plenty of calculations and conversions right in Google's search box, and it looks like the company's now made it even smarter still. Searching for the title of an upcoming movie or ...
06:57 pm EDT - Fri, March 18, 2011
Engadget AT&T tells customers using unauthorized tethering methods to pay up or stop (update)
Been using an app like MyWi to enable tethering on your jailbroken iPhone? Then there's a good chance you've already received a message like the one above from AT&T, or perhaps an email like t...
06:46 pm EDT - Fri, March 18, 2011
Engadget Carriers at odds with RIM over NFC payment data
We've already heard a fair bit about RIM's plans for NFC-based mobile payments, but it's starting to look like some of those plans don't quite line up with what the carriers have in mind. As the Wall ...
06:28 pm EDT - Fri, March 18, 2011
Engadget Arctic Spas shows off hot tub-controlling iPhone app, waterproof iPhone case sold separately (video)
Frankly, a few things in life are just too hard. Taxes being one of them, and moving from one's spot in a hot tub to adjust the temperature and / or jet pressure being another. In a bid to solve issue...
06:08 pm EDT - Fri, March 18, 2011
Engadget Netflix is getting into the content biz, confirms 'House of Cards' will launch in late 2012
The rumors are true, instead of simply offering old content from others, Netflix is jumping back into the content business by licensing David Fincher's upcoming drama House of Cards for Watch Instantl...
05:47 pm EDT - Fri, March 18, 2011
Engadget Samsung Epic 4G, Galaxy Tab and Transform software updates coming March 21st: Froyo and or Sprint ID in tow
This one isn't quite completely official just yet, but a helpful tipster has passed along the screenshot above which quite clearly suggests that some software updates are coming to a trio of Sprint's ...
05:19 pm EDT - Fri, March 18, 2011
Engadget Mosaid gets into WiFi patent game, sues 17 companies including Dell, Canon, Asus, and RIM
Whether or not you agree with their tactics, lots of companies are finding it quite lucrative business to spend more time in the courts than in the research labs. CSIRO got some tasty settlements back...
04:47 pm EDT - Fri, March 18, 2011
Engadget Super Mario reimagined as a first-person game, conquers the castle of our hearts (video)
You've seen Super Mario evolve from a modest 2D sprite into a 3D world-exploring superhero mechanic, but have you ever seen life through his eyes? Here's your opportunity, as a fanmade animation t...
04:24 pm EDT - Fri, March 18, 2011
Engadget Internet Explorer versions 1 through 9 compared, signs of progress found (video)
Most sane folks will have greeted the arrival of Internet Explorer 9 with a curious click on a download button or a simple update of the browser they were already using, but that's not enough for ever...
04:01 pm EDT - Fri, March 18, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Show with Jon Rubinstein, next Friday March 25th!
Attention humans, the Engadget Show is back next Friday, March 25th at 7:00pm with Jon Rubinstein at The Times Center in New York City, and you can win a free trip for two to the taping! Josh will be...
04:01 pm EDT - Fri, March 18, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Show with HP's Jon Rubinstein, next Friday March 25th!
Attention humans, the Engadget Show is back next Friday, March 25th at 7:00pm with HP's Jon Rubinstein at The Times Center in New York City, and you can win a free trip for two to the taping! Josh wi...
03:40 pm EDT - Fri, March 18, 2011
Engadget Fujifilm FinePix X100 reviewed: a stunning shooter through and through
All we really knew about Fujifilm's FinePix X100 was that its looks (and pricetag) could kill, but Photography Blog has discovered that the gorgeous magnesium machine takes fantastic photographs too. ...
03:19 pm EDT - Fri, March 18, 2011
Engadget Vimpelcom moves forward with $6 billion Wind Mobile merger, intends to hurdle regulatory snags
If you thought Verizon Wireless and Alltel's marriage underwent a good bit of scrutiny, you'll soon be swearing that Vimpelcom and Wind Mobile are on some sort of global watch list. The Amsterdam-base...
02:52 pm EDT - Fri, March 18, 2011
Engadget AT&T tells customers using unauthorized tethering methods to pay up or stop
Been using an app like MyWi to enable tethering on your jailbroken iPhone? Then there's a good chance you've already received a message like the one above from AT&T, or perhaps an email like t...
02:27 pm EDT - Fri, March 18, 2011
Engadget Steampunk USB cufflinks are as awesome as they are pricey
You wouldn't think something classifiable as "wearable storage" would look so darn dapper, but here we are, staring at just about the finest cufflinks we ever did see. Not only are these handmade shir...
02:00 pm EDT - Fri, March 18, 2011
Engadget Flash 10.2 hits Android today, Adobe hopes for viewable 720p playback in a matter of weeks
Today, Adobe Flash 10.2 will hit the Android Market for devices running Froyo, Gingerbread and Honeycomb, and by now you're probably familiar with what it brings -- increased performance for dual-core...
01:41 pm EDT - Fri, March 18, 2011
Engadget NASA's MESSENGER begins orbit around Mercury, will start beaming back science early next month
Mercury, the innermost planet of our humble little solar system, is getting itself an orbital friend. The MESSENGER space probe (known as MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry and Ranging t...
01:19 pm EDT - Fri, March 18, 2011
Engadget Motorola Xoom, LG Optimus Pad, Acer Iconia A100, and ASUS Eee Pad get Euro retailer pricing
The Carphone Warehouse, known under the brand name of Phone House across Europe, has revealed its future pricing for a quartet of Android Honeycomb tablets in the latest version of its device catalog....
12:49 pm EDT - Fri, March 18, 2011
Engadget RSA hacked, data exposed that could 'reduce the effectiveness' of SecurID tokens
If you've ever wondered whether two-factor authentication systems actually boost security, things that spit out random numbers you have to enter in addition to a password, the answer is yes, yes they ...
12:22 pm EDT - Fri, March 18, 2011
Engadget Renault introduces new 'get you home' guarantee for electric vehicles, but there's a catch
European auto-maker Renault wants EV buyers to know that if you run out of juice, it's got your back. Dubbed the "get you home" guarantee, the company will provide you with a loaner while they rechar...
11:57 am EDT - Fri, March 18, 2011
Engadget HTC talks up its Thunderbolt in four minutes of self-congratulatory oratory
The first LTE smartphone to ever grace Verizon's networks finally got released from captivity yesterday, and its maker HTC has decided to mark the event with a little promo video. You won't find much ...
11:30 am EDT - Fri, March 18, 2011
Engadget Dell Streak 7 gets certified in WiFi-only form, shows up on Amazon for pre-order
At about $200 on-contract, Dell's Streak 7 is one of the cheaper ways to get yourself into an Android tablet -- or at least into one made by a manufacturer you've actually heard of before. But, that "...
11:06 am EDT - Fri, March 18, 2011
Engadget AMD's quad-core Llano APUs pegged for Q3 2011 release, Computex unveiling
X-bit labs has a (pretty massive) scoop of AMD info to share with us this week, as it has put together the above chart detailing what it expects the company's APU roadmap will look like for the remain...
10:34 am EDT - Fri, March 18, 2011
Engadget Bell's Motorola Atrix also has HSUPA disabled, Canadians frown upon 400kbps uploads
If you happen to reside just north of the American border, you might have heard that Canadian carrier Bell is now offering the Motorola Atrix from $169.95 on a three year commitment, all the way up to...
09:53 am EDT - Fri, March 18, 2011
Engadget Ericsson delivers HD voice on CDMA, crystal clear calling coming to a network near you
Smartphones continue to improve in the "smart" areas: better screens, faster processors, more memory, etc., but there's not been a lot of innovation in the phone aspect of those devices. HD voice tech...
09:12 am EDT - Fri, March 18, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile G-Slate and G2X dual-core smartphone coming on April 20th?
LG, you big tease! T-Mobile must be feeling a tinge of regret for hooking up with the Korean hardware manufacturer lately, as TmoNews reports both the G-Slate tablet and a new G2X smartphone (believed...
08:17 am EDT - Fri, March 18, 2011
Engadget Kinect meets a Pufferfish display, produces wonderfully creepy all-seeing eye (video)
As Kinect hacks go, this one's not going to bowl you over with its technical complexity, but the effect of what it does is quite dramatic. One of Microsoft's sensor-rich, camera-laden Xbox accessories...
07:38 am EDT - Fri, March 18, 2011
Engadget Evoluce announces 46-inch display with built-in 3D sensors
We've already seen Evoluce toy around with Kinect hacks and multitouch displays, and it's now inevitably managed to combine the two. The company has just announced its new I-Voluce display, which fuse...
06:03 am EDT - Fri, March 18, 2011
Engadget Sprint announces Overdrive Pro 3G 4G mobile hotspot router, available on March 20th
Road warriors riding the Sprint WiMAX truck will be pleased to know that there's a new mobile hotspot device in the house. Dubbed the Overdrive Pro 3G / 4G, users can now simultaneously connect up to ...
04:47 am EDT - Fri, March 18, 2011
Engadget WebM components for IE9 bring further video compatibility to Windows, end to codec conflict?
We've been reporting on the drama over Google's WebM ever since Microsoft compared the video format to Esperanto earlier this year, but despite a war of words, Google and Microsoft seem to be playing ...
03:23 am EDT - Fri, March 18, 2011
Engadget Porsche gives 911 GT3 R hybrid more power, less weight -- swears it wasn't fat or anything
There are two ways to make a car go faster, add power or subtract weight, and Porsche has done a little bit of both to its new 911 GT3 R hybrid racer in preparation for this year's Nürburgring 24...
02:06 am EDT - Fri, March 18, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile demos new Sidekick opening mechanism, promises mobile hotspot and tethering support
So what do you think of the first touchscreen Sidekick? A desperate attempt to keep an archaic brand alive with unrelated hardware or a modern retelling of a successful retail story? Either wa...
01:07 am EDT - Fri, March 18, 2011
Engadget Visualized: Smart Cover magnets can turn your Apple tablet into a FridgePad
Has the iPad 2 not proven its versatility to you yet? Well, buy one of those "don't call it a case" Smart Covers that Apple launched with it and you'll be able to turn your new dual-core slate int...
12:26 am EDT - Fri, March 18, 2011
Engadget Paramount Pictures, BitTorrent team up to distribute feature film (video)
In case you haven't heard, there are websites out there that will let you download movies and software using a little something called the BitTorrent protocol. And while the majority of cinematic fare...
11:34 pm EDT - Thu, March 17, 2011
Engadget Creeper, the first computer virus, is 40 years young today
Forty years ago today is considered by many to be the birthday of the first computer virus. Of course, in the early 1970s they weren't called computer viruses, but that doesn't make Bob Thomas's handi...
10:49 pm EDT - Thu, March 17, 2011
Engadget GM extends OnStar smartphone control to 14 more vehicles
Once solely slated for the Chevy Volt, the OnStar MyLink smartphone app has gained considerable ground -- last July, GM expanded the iPhone and Android remote domination over your horn, door locks, an...
10:03 pm EDT - Thu, March 17, 2011
Engadget 3D fog projection display brings purple bunnies to life, just in time to lay chocolate eggs (video)
Fog projectors have been around for ages, but projecting a 2D image onto a wavy field of 3D smoke doesn't exactly result in the most immersive experience ever. This system from a team at Osaka Univers...
09:11 pm EDT - Thu, March 17, 2011
Engadget New York Times reveals labyrinthine subscription plans, Canadian readers already hitting paywall
We knew it was coming, and now The New York Times has followed through on its promise to erect a paywall for online content, which means no more free news -- kind of. Starting today in Canada and Marc...
08:39 pm EDT - Thu, March 17, 2011
Engadget Toshiba and Hitachi LCD plants damaged, will shut down for a month
You can't have a 9.0 magnitude earthquake without breaking a few factories, particularly ones that produce fragile liquid crystal screens, and this week Toshiba, Hitachi and Panasonic are each reporti...
08:05 pm EDT - Thu, March 17, 2011
Engadget Motorola Xoom WiFi now available for pre-order
Motorola didn't say when pre-orders for the WiFi-only Xoom would be available when it finally announced the device yesterday, but some retailers have now stepped in and answered that question. You can...
07:19 pm EDT - Thu, March 17, 2011
Engadget Lynx augmented reality stunt drops scantly clad angels on terrestrial travelers (video)
It isn't exactly a spring chicken, nor is it particularly new to the advertising game -- Best Buy utilized the stuff back in 2009 to push electronics -- but a new ad campaign from manly body spray pur...
06:40 pm EDT - Thu, March 17, 2011
Engadget FastMac U-Socket review
FastMac's U-Socket may have veered perilously closer to vaporware territory after what seemed like an endless series of delays, but it finally started shipping out back in January to those patient eno...
06:07 pm EDT - Thu, March 17, 2011
Engadget NAVI hack uses a Kinect to let the blind see, wear awesome headgear (video)
They're getting ever more practical, these Kinect hacks. Two days ago it was creating 3D models in free-space, today it's letting the blind see. Well, not really see, but better navigate through and s...
05:24 pm EDT - Thu, March 17, 2011
Engadget Tesla Model S will support third-party apps and text-to-voice, red lights will never be the same
Now that pretty much every gizmo from your smartphone to TV has apps available for it, what's the next logical frontier? Of course, your car! Yesterday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk told Cleantech Forum at...
04:59 pm EDT - Thu, March 17, 2011
Engadget Nokia talking homegrown 'Harmattan' release of MeeGo at May conference, but it's nothing new
Some noise has been made today over the news that Nokia is going to be chatting up its Harmattan platform at May's MeeGo conference in San Francisco, suggesting that Nokia will be releasing Harmattan ...
04:28 pm EDT - Thu, March 17, 2011
Engadget Samsung shows off 55-inch glasses-free 3D TV prototype
Samsung hasn't exactly been as big on glasses-free 3D TVs as some other manufacturers in recent years, but it's now showing one off at the FPD China trade show -- or a prototype of one, anyway. Accord...
03:57 pm EDT - Thu, March 17, 2011
Engadget BMW's all-electric i3 city car gets captured on video
Been wondering when BMW's all-electric i3 city car would turn up on video ever since its bigger, sportier counterpart did its thing last week? Well, here's your answer. The folks from GMotors rece...
03:32 pm EDT - Thu, March 17, 2011
Engadget Western Digital's new My Book Studio Edition II has 6TB on offer, but no Thunderbolt or USB 3.0
If you want a lot of the GBs in not a lot of space, 3TB per disk is about as good as you're going to get. Western Digital has slapped two of its triple-terabyte monsters into a dual-disk enclosure and...
03:01 pm EDT - Thu, March 17, 2011
Engadget Want to write for Engadget? We're hiring mobile, classic, European and reviews editors!
Oh sure, you love gadgets -- but do you have the chops to write about them? We'd love to know if you think you do, because we're looking to actually pay humans to do this stuff. Professional writi...
03:00 pm EDT - Thu, March 17, 2011
Engadget Dell Vostro 3000 updated with Sandy Bridge processors, affordable prices go untouched
Not another business laptop updated with Sandy Bridge processors! We know, it's getting a bit repetitive at this point, but what if we told you this group blends together some awesome features and won...
02:41 pm EDT - Thu, March 17, 2011
Engadget Caribou Android app opens doors over the internet, needs neither permission nor keys (video)
Opening doors with wireless RFID cardkeys is old hat at this point, but opening those doors with a smartphone is rather more intriguing. Doing so without permission of the people who put the locks on ...
02:12 pm EDT - Thu, March 17, 2011
Engadget LCD technology torn down and explained in the most lucid and accessible terms yet (video)
Look, we know you know all about LED backlights, light diffusion, subpixels, and the things that turn them on, but not everybody does. The humble LCD you're most likely reading this on still retains a...
01:48 pm EDT - Thu, March 17, 2011
Engadget Sir Tim Berners-Lee signs up to verily protect UK net neutrality
Here in the US we're still looking for a knight in shining armor to protect our free and open internet, but in the UK they've found their guy. Now they just need some plate mail. It's Sir Timothy John...
01:25 pm EDT - Thu, March 17, 2011
Engadget Nokia C7 rumored for T-Mobile launch under Astound moniker, to cost $80 on April 6th
If you've been listening to the Engadget Mobile podcast lately, you'll know that we don't much like this trend of using verbs as phone names, but T-Mobile clearly hasn't gotten the message, as one of ...
01:00 pm EDT - Thu, March 17, 2011
Engadget Dell Inspiron R refreshed with removable lids and Intel's latest processors
We'll be honest, we've never been the biggest fans of Dell's colorful, patterned lids -- not because some of them are pretty ugly, but because once you choose one hue, you're stuck with it forever (or...
12:33 pm EDT - Thu, March 17, 2011
Engadget Car Connectivity Consortium forms to bring more smartphones to more interiors
Though Terminal Mode has always been an open standard we've never really seen any tech companies outside of Espoo show much interest in the stuff, which lets a car mirror a phone's display. When Nokia...
12:04 pm EDT - Thu, March 17, 2011
Engadget Firefox 4 to be released on March 22nd, download statisticians ready their calculators
Having kicked out a release candidate on March 9th, Mozilla now feels confident enough in version 4 of its well loved Firefox browser and has set a date for its final release: March 22nd. That's next ...
11:36 am EDT - Thu, March 17, 2011
Engadget Dutch researchers dust off X-ray machine from 1896 to compare it to modern equipment
This one is a bit shocking to us. X-rays were discovered in 1896, and recently, a team of researchers at Maastricht University Medical Center in the Netherlands pulled a machine from 1896 off the shel...
11:07 am EDT - Thu, March 17, 2011
Engadget Nokia Software Updater for Mac available in beta, lets you update your N97 under OS X
There hasn't always been a lot of love between Symbian devices and Macs, and while Nokia just got awful friendly with Microsoft the company is also extending something of an olive branch to the Apple ...
10:29 am EDT - Thu, March 17, 2011
Engadget BYD Motors sneaks on to American market, could make US debut official by year's end
We've heard rumblings of BYD coming to America before, but it seems it won't be making a big deal of its Stateside entrée -- at least not yet. According to the Los Angeles Times, China's sixth-...
09:46 am EDT - Thu, March 17, 2011
Engadget Android 2.2 is now the dominant version of Google's OS with 61.3 percent of all active devices
Considering that we're about nine months removed from Google's release of Froyo, you'd expect that version of its mobile OS to have been distributed quite widely by now and indeed it has. 61.3 percent...
09:01 am EDT - Thu, March 17, 2011
Engadget US Army to deploy Individual Gunshot Detector, essentially a radar for bullets
Latest in our series of "when video games turn real," here's the US Army's newest addition to the wargadget arsenal. The Individual Gunshot Detector, produced by QinetiQ, is an acoustic monitor attune...
08:04 am EDT - Thu, March 17, 2011
Engadget HTC Thunderbolt now available to buy: $250 from Verizon, $180 at Amazon
Another saga put to rest. The question of just when Verizon will release its first 4G LTE handset was answered yesterday with the word "tomorrow," which makes today that day! Verizon Wireless is now t...
07:06 am EDT - Thu, March 17, 2011
Engadget Will a $200 ASUS Eee PC finally ship with Google's help?
As hard as it tried, ASUS never could get its Eee PC prices down to $200 MSRP as promised way back in 2007 -- a time when Intel-based netbooks still shipped with Linux distros and "tablet PCs" ran a M...
06:34 am EDT - Thu, March 17, 2011
Engadget Apple and Android get drafted, soldier-centric Army apps coming soon
If we referred to an Apple or Android army, you might assume we're talking about a legion of brand-loyal fanboys, with which most Engadget commenters are intimately familiar. Defense contractors, howe...
05:03 am EDT - Thu, March 17, 2011
Engadget iPad 2 online orders start arriving on doorsteps
The old saying goes "the early bird catches the worm," and it certainly appears to be holding true for the insomniacs who stayed up for iPad 2 pre-orders to go live online. We've received our own orde...
03:34 am EDT - Thu, March 17, 2011
Engadget Visualized: classic biplane gets a glass cockpit
Waco's YMF-5D biplane may look like an authentically vintage aircraft from the outside, but it's an entirely different story once you strap yourself into the pilot's seat. The plane is available with ...
02:02 am EDT - Thu, March 17, 2011
Engadget Internet Explorer 9 hits 2.35 million downloads in first 24 hours, we're mildly impressed
Okay, so 2.35 million downloads in a single day is nothing to scoff at, but it's also not a monumental achievement in terms of browser downloads in the first 24. A post to Internet Explorer's official...
12:52 am EDT - Thu, March 17, 2011
Engadget Zediva mashes up Netflix and Redbox for $1.99, four hour-window DVD streaming rentals
Netflix and Redbox have been the new hotness in rentals for the last few years but both have significant drawbacks. With Redbox, it's the box and the morons who are constantly standing in front of it ...
12:16 am EDT - Thu, March 17, 2011
Engadget iPhone Personal Hotspot transmitting GPS information to tethered iPads?
You may not have known this, but besides missing a 3G radio, the WiFi-only iPad also lacks the A-GPS chip that enables exact GPS positioning versus less-accurate WiFi triangulation. Well, according to...
11:34 pm EDT - Wed, March 16, 2011
Engadget BMW promises 5 Series 'New Energy Vehicle' for China
There's an unfortunate lack of details on this one at the moment, but it looks like BMW has something a little special in store for China at the Shanghai Motor Show next month. It will be showing off ...
10:59 pm EDT - Wed, March 16, 2011
Engadget RIM issues PSA following Pwn2Own exploit: turn off JavaScript on your BlackBerry
It's not just desktop web browsers getting hacked at this year's Pwn2Own challenge -- mobile browsers have also been targeted for vulnerabilities, and a fairly big one has now been found in RIM's brow...
10:31 pm EDT - Wed, March 16, 2011
Engadget HTC Shooter appears for Sprint with Android 2.3.2, qHD screen and dual-core CPU?
We still haven't heard what happened to the HTC Glacier, but the GLBenchmark database brings word of another mysterious high-end phone from Taiwan -- the HTC Shooter, which is very likely equipped wit...
10:00 pm EDT - Wed, March 16, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Podcast, live at 6:00PM ET!
Your eyes don't deceive you. The Engadget Podcast is back -- and for this next, greatest episode, Josh, Paul, and Nilay will be sitting down to weigh in on all issues technology related. That's right,...
09:59 pm EDT - Wed, March 16, 2011
Engadget GE's new phase-change based thermal conductor could mean cooler laptops -- literally
It's no secret: if your laptop sits atop your lap for an extended period of time, you're going to get burned -- okay, so maybe not burned, but you're definitely going to feel the heat. Luckily GE has ...
09:34 pm EDT - Wed, March 16, 2011
Engadget Web apps found to be lacking Safari's speed bump in iOS 4.3
Well, it looks like you weren't imagining things if you thought in-app browsers or web apps saved to your iPhone's home screen seemed slower than Safari itself. Ars Technica has now confirmed that pag...
09:07 pm EDT - Wed, March 16, 2011
Engadget TWCable TV iPad app struggling with high demand, angry cable channels
Time Warner's TWCable TV iPad app could only serve 15 of the originally announced 32 channels (which curiously did not include BBC America, despite its appearance in these screens from iTunes) due to ...
08:42 pm EDT - Wed, March 16, 2011
Engadget Sprint 'Project Leapfrog' rumors claim LTE network upgrade is underway
If we had a dime for every time Sprint CEO Dan Hesse (or spectrum partner Clearwire) has talked about a possible migration to LTE, we'd have... well, at least several dimes. A new rumor that's popped ...
08:18 pm EDT - Wed, March 16, 2011
Engadget University of Central Florida's miniature laser diode aims to speed up networking
The use of laser as a means of data transmission is hardly anything new, but the current crop of laser diodes can only handle so much stress, provided that they don't fail in the first place. Luckily,...
07:53 pm EDT - Wed, March 16, 2011
Engadget Motorola Droid 3 for Verizon breaks cover once again
Want some more Droid 3 eye candy? If you just recently bought a Droid 2, the answer is probably "no, please, no" -- but nonetheless, we've got some for you. A couple more shots of the rumored refr...
07:37 pm EDT - Wed, March 16, 2011
Engadget O2 Germany says HP Veer is coming in May
The tweet above just about says it all for this one -- well, in German, anyway. According to O2 Germany, the HP Veer will be launching on the carrier sometime in May, which presumably means it will al...
07:09 pm EDT - Wed, March 16, 2011
Engadget Ubisoft's Rocksmith aims to prove anyone can play guitar
Well, it looks like Ubisoft still thinks there some room left in the rhythm game genre. It's just announced that it will be releasing Rocksmith for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 sometime this fall, which...
06:41 pm EDT - Wed, March 16, 2011
Engadget LunchCommunicator films your every single bite, saves relationships
Ever wanted to tell your loved ones how grateful (or ungrateful) you are for your packed lunch, but not keen on having an awkward face-to-face dialog about it? Well, now you can! A research group ...
06:15 pm EDT - Wed, March 16, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Podcast returns today, live at 6:00PM ET!
Your eyes don't deceive you. The Engadget Podcast is back -- and for this next, greatest episode, Josh, Paul, and Nilay will be sitting down to weigh in on all issues technology related. That's right,...
05:56 pm EDT - Wed, March 16, 2011
Engadget NEC's ArmKeypad lets you play charades to control your media player (video)
Okay, two words, sounds like... wait, it's one word? Okay, two words in one. First word, three letters, sounds like "arm." Oh, it is "arm." Okay, second word. You're typing. Typing on keys. It's k...
05:34 pm EDT - Wed, March 16, 2011
Engadget Samsung announces availability, pricing for 2011 HDTVs, Blu-ray players and HTIB
It's coming a little late in the game since many of these models have already started shipping, but Samsung has finally seen fit to reveal prices and approximate shipping dates for its 2011 HDTVs (bot...
05:08 pm EDT - Wed, March 16, 2011
Engadget Sun.com, the twelfth oldest domain on the internet, will be decommissioned on June 1st
Sun Microsystems, one of the original gangsters responsible for supplying all the electronics and infrastructure we now know as the internet, ceased to be Sun Microsystems in January of last year. Ass...
04:45 pm EDT - Wed, March 16, 2011
Engadget Sprint Direct Connect will replace iDEN with CDMA, launch late this year
Wait, didn't they try this already? Looks like Sprint is gearing up to take another shot at its seemingly unsinkable (but aging) iDEN push-to-talk network that it inherited from its Nextel acquisi...
04:22 pm EDT - Wed, March 16, 2011
Engadget TomTom puts its HD Traffic service data in a browser, lets everyone use it for free
We've gotten lost and found our way home again courtesy of many a navigation system over the years, but if ever we're battling not just confusing roadways but also unpredictable traffic patterns it's ...
03:59 pm EDT - Wed, March 16, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Player 4 and 5 to arrive in the US this spring
Remember the Galaxy Player (or Galaxy S WiFi) we saw back at MWC? Sure you do, it basically strips out the 3G and calling functionality of a Galaxy S phone and leaves you with a Android 2.2 media ...
03:32 pm EDT - Wed, March 16, 2011
Engadget Samsung serves up Series 2, Series 4, and Series 6 laptops for serious, professional types
Okay, so Samsung's newest business laptops may not be as slim or light as their Series 9 brother, but they actually don't look half bad. First up is the Series 2, and as you may expect, the 12.5- and ...
03:31 pm EDT - Wed, March 16, 2011
Engadget Samsung Series 9 laptop hits tomorrow for $1,649, 11-inch version coming in April
Sure, we saw some pricing leaks of the super slim Series 9 this morning, but Samsung is finally coming clean now with all the official details. Starting on March 17th (yep, tomorrow!), the 13.3-inch l...
03:30 pm EDT - Wed, March 16, 2011
Engadget Samsung's QWERTY flip Smart TV remote is official along with new TV apps and Megamind Blu-ray 3D pack-in (updated: hands-on!)
Samsung's 2011 product showcase is underway in New York City and while most of these products we got a peek at during CES, it's only finally ready to show off the new QWERTY flip remote for its smart ...
03:03 pm EDT - Wed, March 16, 2011
Engadget China tightens grip on VPN access amid pro-democracy protests, Gmail users also affected
If you've been struggling to get your dose of Facebook or Twitter in China recently, then you're probably one of the many Internet users who've had their VPN access -- either free or paid for -- block...
02:36 pm EDT - Wed, March 16, 2011
Engadget Nokia Beta Labs debuts Shoot and Tag scene app for your mobile phone
Say what you will about Nokia, the company has never had a shortage of ideas. And the latest from the kids at Nokia Beta Labs? Why, that would be a little something called Shoot and Tag. An app av...
02:05 pm EDT - Wed, March 16, 2011
Engadget Samsung Series 9 laptop priced at $1,649, makes our wallets gently weep
The feature-rich and utterly gorgeous Series 9 laptop from Samsung has just received its US pricing and unfortunately it's a bit of a whopper: $1,649. For that outlay, you'll be getting a 13.3-inch sc...
01:20 pm EDT - Wed, March 16, 2011
Engadget Motorola makes WiFi-only Xoom official: $599 on March 27th
Sanjay Jha and various leaks already told us as much, but here's the official word: the WiFi-only Motorola Xoom is launching on March 27th for $599. Retail availability will be truly widespread, with...
01:09 pm EDT - Wed, March 16, 2011
Engadget Twitter adds 'Always use HTTPS' option, makes cyberterrorists FOF
One small checkbox for your mouse pointer, one giant leap for your Twitter account's security. The microblogging site that every techie knows, loves, and occasionally loathes, has added a new option t...
12:40 pm EDT - Wed, March 16, 2011
Engadget NVIDIA SLI faces AMD CrossFire in a triple-GPU shootout
Place your bets, folks, because this one's gonna get ugly. On your left: a thunderous triad of AMD Radeon HD 6950 cards running in CrossFire. On your right: the terrorizing threat of triple NVIDIA GeF...
11:58 am EDT - Wed, March 16, 2011
Engadget Google Search app for iPhone introduces new side-swipe toolbar and other UI tweaks
What you once knew as the Google Mobile App has been rechristened the Google Search app, signifying a renewed focus for Google's primary iOS application. Having formerly served as a multifunctional ac...
11:19 am EDT - Wed, March 16, 2011
Engadget Google buys Green Parrot Pictures, looking to make YouTube vids easier on the eye
If you can't fix it, buy someone who can. That must be Google's rationale behind this latest acquisition, as the proprietor of YouTube has just bought Green Parrot Pictures, a company concerned solely...
10:39 am EDT - Wed, March 16, 2011
Engadget Seagate Pulsar XT.2 and Pulsar.2 SSDs target enterprise, reliability-obsessed consumers
Seagate has just taken the wraps off a slew of fresh enterprise storage drives, highlighted by a pair of new Pulsar SSDs. The MLC NAND-equipped Pulsar.2 is capable of 6Gbps speeds over SATA, while the...
09:52 am EDT - Wed, March 16, 2011
Engadget EaTheremin utensils add an eerie soundtrack to dinner (video)
Besides the constant worry, the worst part of being a parent to small children is the noise -- oh the noise, noise, noise, noise. Dozens of cheap disposable toys squabble over the attention of your to...
09:06 am EDT - Wed, March 16, 2011
Engadget Samsung launches 3D VOD service in Korea, tells US and Europe to get ready
Samsung's promised 3D video streaming service has gotten the official go-ahead in the company's home nation today, bringing to fruition a content partnership with DreamWorks Animation and breathing ne...
08:02 am EDT - Wed, March 16, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile Jet 2.0 HSPA+ modem lifts off March 23rd?
Two rumors do not make a USB dongle, but things certainly seem to add up -- one leaked document told us T-Mobile would get its first 21Mbps HSPA+ WWAN modem in March, and now a second one (once a...
06:41 am EDT - Wed, March 16, 2011
Engadget Range anxiety gets real: Nissan Leaf drivers run out of juice on the road
Fears of range anxiety have loomed over EVs since their inception, and those fears were validated courtesy of a couple unfortunate souls whose Nissan Leafs apparently died on them while driving. The d...
05:34 am EDT - Wed, March 16, 2011
Engadget Netflix for Android leaks out, doesn't seem to stream video right now
This prototype LG Revolution may be the only Android phone actually capable of streaming Netflix at the moment, but there's nothing keeping you from giving it a go -- some enterprising hacker extracte...
03:44 am EDT - Wed, March 16, 2011
Engadget Publisher starts annual e-book licensing for libraries, attempts blood extraction from stone
Public libraries are en vogue again now that e-readers and e-books are so popular, and publishers are wary of the trend. To the dismay of many and the surprise of few, HarperCollins Publishers has set...
02:06 am EDT - Wed, March 16, 2011
Engadget Cobra iRadar detection system coming to Android next month
iPhone users have been able to avoid radar speed guns using Cobra's iRadar system since late last year, and it looks like Android users will soon finally be able to get in on the act as well. Cobra us...
01:23 am EDT - Wed, March 16, 2011
Engadget Harman rolls out AKG GHS-1 gaming headset
Harman didn't exactly manage to impress us that much with its most recent pair of wireless headsets, but it's now already back with something a bit different: a PC gaming headset. Available in your ch...
12:53 am EDT - Wed, March 16, 2011
Engadget Netflix rumored to spend $100 million or more outbidding cable networks for one new TV show
While Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has suggested the company would avoid getting into the content business, Deadline Hollywood reports it outbid cable channels like HBO and AMC for a new David Fincher dr...
12:23 am EDT - Wed, March 16, 2011
Engadget Staples' slate of slates leaks out, corroborates Samsung 8.9-incher and the HP Opal?
For over a month, we've held onto a document -- allegedly a Staples tablet guide -- that's been looking increasingly wrong as the days fly by. Tablet release dates were too soon, and prices were far t...
11:51 pm EDT - Tue, March 15, 2011
Engadget Internet Explorer 9 gets WebM support with 'preview' plug-in from Google, internet video gets more friendly
Google has released an early WebM plug-in for Microsoft's latest and greatest browser, IE9 -- stepping in to fill a gap that Microsoft itself refused to fill. You may remember the firm's decision to n...
11:17 pm EDT - Tue, March 15, 2011
Engadget Piracy is a problem of 'global pricing,' not enforcement, claims new report
The smart cookies at the Social Science Research Council have spent three years researching media and software piracy in so-called emerging economies -- countries like Brazil, Russia, India and Mexico...
10:44 pm EDT - Tue, March 15, 2011
Engadget Hylas 1 completes testing, Europe's first broadband satellite to start serving customers next week
It hasn't exactly been all that long since Avanti Communications' Hylas 1 satellite blasted off at the end of November, but it's now almost ready to start spreading some wireless broadband across 16 c...
10:15 pm EDT - Tue, March 15, 2011
Engadget Verizon offers unlimited LTE data plan for HTC Thunderbolt, don't expect it to stick around
Verizon execs have been clear as crystal that unlimited smartphone data will follow the dodo -- perhaps as soon as summer of this year -- but in the meanwhile you can drink your fill of the best as th...
09:39 pm EDT - Tue, March 15, 2011
Engadget Fix for Apple TV screen flickering issue said to be on the way
One thing leads to another. First we get a slew of reports of screen flickering from folks using an HDMI to DVI adapter with their Apple TV, and now an Apple rep has confirmed on the company's support...
09:08 pm EDT - Tue, March 15, 2011
Engadget RIM's BBM Social Platform goes to open beta, lets devs bake BBM into BlackBerry apps
Announced at BlackBerry's 2010 Developer Conference last fall, BBM Social Platform has just become available to interested third-party devs in beta form. Of course, you might be hoping that it opens B...
08:43 pm EDT - Tue, March 15, 2011
Engadget Student thwarts face detection software with 'CV Dazzle' makeup
Not interested in having yourself automatically identified in photos across the internet? Then you might want to take a cue from Adam Ant (or Blade Runner's Pris, if you prefer), as Adam Harvey, a...
08:17 pm EDT - Tue, March 15, 2011
Engadget Lexar now shipping 128GB and 64GB SDXC cards from the future straight to your door
One of the great many announcements of CES 2011 was Lexar's new pair of Class 10 SDXC memory cards, one sized at 64GB and the other touting a spectacular 128GB capacity. The two performance -- minimum...
07:52 pm EDT - Tue, March 15, 2011
Engadget Verizon waives Xoom and Galaxy Tab activation fees on contracts from March 1st in a limited time offer
In an unforeseen act of generosity, Verizon has decided to scrap the $35 activation fee it charges with purchases of the 3G-equipped Motorola Xoom and Galaxy Tab tablets, leaving customers' wallets a ...
07:44 pm EDT - Tue, March 15, 2011
Engadget Roxio debuts $100 Game Capture device to record your console heroics
Looking to record some of your marathon Call of Duty sessions for posterity and (potential) internet fame? Then you likely won't find a much cheaper or easier solution than Roxio's new Game Captur...
07:16 pm EDT - Tue, March 15, 2011
Engadget RoboTouch brings a wired NES controller to a wireless iPad (video)
Oh Arduino, is there anything you can't do when put in the right hands? The hands in this case belong to a guy named Joven of ProtoDojo, and they whipped up the contraption you can see in the vide...
06:49 pm EDT - Tue, March 15, 2011
Engadget Online news overtakes paper, and nearly half of it is mobile
Wait, this is just now happening? The Pew Project's 2011 report on mobile devices' effect on media was published this week; it's a fascinating read from end to end that reveals a wild swing in the...
06:14 pm EDT - Tue, March 15, 2011
Engadget Nokia collects design patent for a tablet, evokes N8 aesthetics (update: there's another one!)
It's no secret that Nokia's been casting an interested eye over the tablet market and now we have a bit of extra evidence to show its intent, courtesy of the United States Patent and Trademark Office....
05:51 pm EDT - Tue, March 15, 2011
Engadget HTC Ignite, Prime, and Pyramid renders surface?
Even before the Incredible S was announced as the company's new top-of-the-line set back in February, the rumored Pyramid was the upcoming HTC phone that was capturing everyone's imagination thanks in...
05:30 pm EDT - Tue, March 15, 2011
Engadget Motorola Milestone achieves Android 2.2 milestone at last, Froyo update ready for download
The road to Android 2.1 may have been a long and treacherous one for Milestone users, but the one to Android 2.2 wasn't even certain of reaching its goal. Thankfully, Moto has managed to conclude its ...
05:23 pm EDT - Tue, March 15, 2011
Engadget Microsoft says Zune isn't exactly dead, that it doesn't want to go in the cart
Microsoft is still offering neither a firm confirmation nor a denial of yesterday's Bloomberg report citing those "familiar with the decision" that Zune-specific hardware, a la the Zune HD, is dead. N...
04:52 pm EDT - Tue, March 15, 2011
Engadget Nintendo posts first 3DS advert for the US, whets growing appetites (video)
For the last few remaining souls in North America not aware that the Nintendo 3DS is coming later this month, the Japanese company has rolled out its first US commercial. Shockingly enough, it doesn't...
04:22 pm EDT - Tue, March 15, 2011
Engadget SoundBite dental hearing aid receives European approval
We've already seen the principle of bone conduction be applied to headphones, but Sonitus Medical is taking the idea to a whole new level with its SoundBite dental hearing aid, which has just received...
03:53 pm EDT - Tue, March 15, 2011
Engadget LikeLight lights up your likes with Legos, Arduino (video)
How long has it been since someone lit up your life? Since someone gave you hope, to carry on? As it turns out all you need for that is a box of Lego, an Arduino board, and a bit of your time....
03:21 pm EDT - Tue, March 15, 2011
Engadget Kinect + homemade Power Gloves = 3D modeling in free-space (video)
The Kinect hacks keep rollin', and we just keep on lovin' every one of 'em -- despite most being decidedly non-practical. This one actually is, created by Sebastian Pirch at 3rD-EYE, a media productio...
02:49 pm EDT - Tue, March 15, 2011
Engadget 11 The Beautiful Game is to foosball tables as Vertu is to basic Nokias (video)
Foosball, it's the game of champions too afraid to step outside and get their boots muddy. If that's a sentiment you can relate to, you'll have no trouble understanding why a team of Dutch designers ...
02:18 pm EDT - Tue, March 15, 2011
Engadget iPod touch showing freaky graphical glitches after iOS 4.3 update? (video)
Another issue appears to be plaguing those who've upgraded to iOS 4.3, though thankfully this one won't make them late for work. We're seeing dozens of reports online of iPod touch users, particularly...
01:20 pm EDT - Tue, March 15, 2011
Engadget NVIDIA sends GeForce GTX 550 Ti into the $150 graphics card wars
It wasn't that long ago that we were commending ATI on the stellar regularity of its product launches while NVIDIA was floundering, yet now the roles are reversed and we're seeing NVIDIA flesh out its...
01:07 pm EDT - Tue, March 15, 2011
Engadget TWCable TV app for iPad now available, but Dish has something to say about being 'first with live streaming'
Announced yesterday, Time Warner Cable's iPad app arrived via iTunes as scheduled this morning to meet the rest of the pay-TV provider apps sporting its one key feature: live TV streaming of 32 cable ...
12:46 pm EDT - Tue, March 15, 2011
Engadget Verizon Wireless stops being coy, confirms HTC Thunderbolt for March 17th at $249.99
We said it'd be coming on the 17th, but you didn't believe us. Why didn't you believe us? No matter, Verizon's finally fessing up and letting us know the good news: the HTC Thunderbolt drops on Ma...
12:37 pm EDT - Tue, March 15, 2011
Engadget Mini disks with slanted edges could save your data, not the music industry
No, not those MiniDiscs. The ones we're talking about, created by researchers at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, are much, much smaller -- less than 300 nanometers across. The tiny disks of ...
11:54 am EDT - Tue, March 15, 2011
Engadget William Shatner explains what microprocessors are and do... from way back in 1976
For a man that spent the best part of his acting career representing a savvy dude from the future, William Shatner looks pretty well at home in the past as well. This video, dusted off from AT&T's...
11:02 am EDT - Tue, March 15, 2011
Engadget Cyberdyne demos lower-body HAL exoskeleton for helping the disabled, not eradicating mankind (video)
Cyberdyne's HAL (Hybrid Assistive limb) robotic suit has been kicking (stumbling?) around for years now, and at this year's Cybernics International Forum, the company demoed a couple of new iterat...
10:18 am EDT - Tue, March 15, 2011
Engadget HP TouchPad with rear-facing camera truly augments reality (video)
Besides the fact that it isn't shipping, HP's TouchPad also can't shoot video or take flash pictures out its backside. Fact is, the TouchPad announced back in February only has a single 1.3 megapixel ...
09:24 am EDT - Tue, March 15, 2011
Engadget Google said to be preparing NFC checkout trials for San Francisco and New York City
Google does not sell hardware, Eric Schmidt told us as much, but the company has few qualms about buying the stuff up. Bloomberg is reporting, on the authority of a pair of well informed sources, that...
08:44 am EDT - Tue, March 15, 2011
Engadget Samsung 'TangoView' vacuum surveillance camera will bring you to your knees
In a new milestone testing the limits of convergence, Samsung has just released a WiFi-connected robotic vacuum cleaner with an integrated "TangoView" home monitoring system onto the unsuspecting fami...
08:03 am EDT - Tue, March 15, 2011
Engadget Adobe finds 'critical' security hole in Flash Player, won't fix it before next week
Oh, here we go again. Adobe's kicked out a security bulletin for users of its Flash Player on "all platforms" -- that'll be the entire population of the internet, then -- warning them that a new criti...
07:49 am EDT - Tue, March 15, 2011
Engadget Philips' new camcorder comes with 23x zoom and WiFi, but no price or release date
Philips makes plenty of audio / video equipment for use when consuming our content, but until now, the company didn't offer many options on the creating end. Well, Philips fanboys (they exist, don't t...
06:55 am EDT - Tue, March 15, 2011
Engadget Motorola Droid 3, Droid X 2 and LTE-equipped Targa pictured?
The Motorola Droid 2 and Droid X are both headed toward their one-year anniversaries this summer, which has pretty much become the culling hour for a smartphone of any creed these days. Their successo...
06:02 am EDT - Tue, March 15, 2011
Engadget 'Soul by Ludacris' headphone series priced from $69 to $299, shipping in May
You know what they say -- if you can't Beat 'em, undercut 'em. Signeo's Soul by Ludacris headphone series -- which made its debut a couple of months ago at CES -- has just been priced, and sure enough...
05:21 am EDT - Tue, March 15, 2011
Engadget In lasers we trust: NASA researches 5kW galactic trash disposal system
Space junk is a growing problem -- 200,000 pieces and counting -- and as the amount of earth's orbital debris increases, so does the chance some satellite will be involved in a cosmic collision. As th...
04:01 am EDT - Tue, March 15, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile Sidekick 4G from Samsung announced, coming 'later this spring'
Sure, Danger's servers are going away, but the Sidekick brand belongs to T-Mobile -- and that particular component of the teen-friendly smartphone ecosystem pioneer isn't going anywhere. Of course, th...
03:08 am EDT - Tue, March 15, 2011
Engadget OCZ buys Indilinx, probably has designs on building its own SSD controllers
Indilinx, the company responsible for designing the Barefoot SSD controller, has today agreed to hand its future over to the capable lads and ladies of OCZ Technology in exchange for $32 million in co...
02:15 am EDT - Tue, March 15, 2011
Engadget HTC Arrive up for $50 pre-order at Wirefly, requires new Sprint account and two-year contract
HTC's first Windows Phone 7 QWERTY slider handset is a mere five days away from its launch on Sprint, but already there's an online retailer keen to undercut everyone else for your business. Wirefly i...
01:42 am EDT - Tue, March 15, 2011
Engadget US Navy explains basic mechanical principles of a fire control computer -- in 1953 (video)
Bits, bytes and silicon transistors? Boy, you have it good -- back in 1953, state-of-the-art computers were made of gears, sprockets, chains and cams, and we trusted them to accurately wreck lives...
12:55 am EDT - Tue, March 15, 2011
Engadget Jon Bon Jovi accuses Steve Jobs of putting a shot through the heart of music
Steve Jobs, according to musical legend Jon Bon Jovi, is "personally responsible for killing the music business." This strident (and economically false) accusation comes from an interview he conducted...
12:30 am EDT - Tue, March 15, 2011
Engadget Internet Explorer 9 launches tonight, we've got your early look
Yes, we know it's PI day, but don't tell the guys and gals at Microsoft -- we hear they're celebrating something a little different. That's right, the long-awaited IE9 browser is finally coming out of...
12:30 am EDT - Tue, March 15, 2011
Engadget Internet Explorer 9 launches tonight, we've got your early look (update: it's live)
Yes, we know it's PI day, but don't tell the guys and gals at Microsoft -- we hear they're celebrating something a little different. That's right, the long-awaited IE9 browser is finally coming out of...
11:57 pm EDT - Mon, March 14, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson's Xperia Play ad: gross human thumbs stitched onto robots, drugged clubgoers, not much more we can say
Is this the creepiest ad ever produced to introduce a new video game console? That's a high bar to pass -- but is it the creepiest ad for a new smartphone? Perhaps. The minute-long spot for So...
11:28 pm EDT - Mon, March 14, 2011
Engadget Wirefly: 'no Skype' on Thunderbolt, but simultaneous 3G voice and data is a go; ships on March 17th
Wireless retailer Wirefly is pushing ahead with pre-orders for the beleaguered HTC Thunderbolt starting at midnight Pacific Time this evening with the promise that they'll start shipping this Thursday...
10:57 pm EDT - Mon, March 14, 2011
Engadget "sir's Yves Bhar-designed phone starts at just "7,250, plenty left for mortgage on the summer home
Okay, okay, €7,250 (about $10,150) sounds positively exorbitant for a phone with a microscopic 2-inch display that dares to boast of "200 calendar entries" as a "feature," but hear us out -- that...
10:22 pm EDT - Mon, March 14, 2011
Engadget ASUS Eee Pad Transformer passes through the FCC
Well, it hasn't reached Eee PC levels of confusion just yet, but it looks like ASUS's Eee Pad line is well on its way to filling store shelves with numerous different models. One of those has now hit ...
09:41 pm EDT - Mon, March 14, 2011
Engadget HP TouchPad coming June, webOS for PC beta by year's end
We may have to wait until summer to purchase a webOS slate, but it won't be summer's end -- PreCentral reports that the company has confirmed a June release date for the HP TouchPad. At the enterprise...
09:29 pm EDT - Mon, March 14, 2011
Engadget Kinect hacked to control Tesla coils from a safe distance (video)
Just how does one come up with the bright idea to control Tesla coils with a Microsoft Kinect? In a pub, of course.Kinect hacked to control Tesla coils from a safe distance (video) originally appe...
09:02 pm EDT - Mon, March 14, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson Spain confirms Xperia Play for "649 on April 1st
Apparently in an effort to reduce confusion and settle the situation once and for all, Sony Ericsson's Spanish outpost has taken to the wires today to clarify the pricing and availability situation of...
08:38 pm EDT - Mon, March 14, 2011
Engadget Microsoft reportedly kills off Zune hardware, will focus on software instead
Details are still emerging on this one, but it looks like Microsoft has finally killed off the Zune -- or the hardware side of things, anyway. According to Bloomberg, a "person familiar with the decis...
08:12 pm EDT - Mon, March 14, 2011
Engadget HTC Thunderbolt tipped to launch March 17th, again
Well, it looks like the seemingly unending saga of the HTC Thunderbolt launch could really, finally be drawing to a close. Following up a fairly solid hint earlier today, we now have some actual tangi...
07:41 pm EDT - Mon, March 14, 2011
Engadget Time Warner Cable's iPad app will be the first with live TV streaming - Update: 32 channels, launches tomorrow
Tablet apps from cable, fiber and satellite TV providers are suddenly a dime a dozen but despite promises of live TV streaming from several companies, the AP reports Time Warner Cable is finally ready...
07:22 pm EDT - Mon, March 14, 2011
Engadget Kyocera Echo hits Sprint on April 17th for $200
Hey, that's just $100 per screen, right? Sprint has just announced that Kyocera's unusual dual-display Echo clamshell will be launching on April 17th for $199.99 on contract, though you'll be able...
07:14 pm EDT - Mon, March 14, 2011
Engadget It's Pi Day. Do you know what 3.1415926535897932384626433832795 sounds like?
It may not be marked on most calendars, but if you're a math nerd (or a nerd in general -- of which we count ourselves, obviously), you know what March 14th is. It's 3/14, otherwise known as the first...
06:47 pm EDT - Mon, March 14, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile CEO Philipp Humm issues non-denying non-confirmation of Sprint buyout discussions
Did last week's rumors of a T-Mobile merger with Sprint leave you wondering what color you'd get if you mixed magenta with yellow? T-Mo CEO Philipp Humm has stopped short of digging out his mixing...
05:51 pm EDT - Mon, March 14, 2011
Engadget Apple patent woos with tales of ultra-slim audio connectors for lusciously thin devices
We're still a long way from reaching the point where our gadgets can't get any thinner and, while the 8.7mm iPod Shuffle is just about king of the hill for the moment, Apple is already envisioning a f...
05:02 pm EDT - Mon, March 14, 2011
Engadget Android and Marvell to join forces in the Nixeus Fusion XS media streamer
Android's has already hit the set top box world with the Google TV, but that isn't true Android. This is, packing Android 2.2. Or, at least, it will be when it ships sometime toward the middle of the ...
04:24 pm EDT - Mon, March 14, 2011
Engadget Car2go test drive: RFID, GPS, and mobile apps make for a smarter Smart
As you read this (assuming you're reading this sometime before March 20th) zillions of music, movie, and tech mavens and moguls have descended on Austin, Texas for SXSW. We made a run through the city...
03:56 pm EDT - Mon, March 14, 2011
Engadget MIT's Junkyard Jumbotron turns your motley collection of devices into one large display (video)
Got a handful of mobile devices layin' 'round when what you actually need is one large display? The kids at the MIT Center for Future Civic Media got you covered! The Junkyard Jumbotron, designed ...
03:19 pm EDT - Mon, March 14, 2011
Engadget Angry Birds Rio will be exclusive to Amazon Appstore on Android launch
Think you'll be heading to the Android Market to get your next fix of Rovio Mobile's insanely popular Angry Birds? Think again. The next installment in the aviary vengeance saga, Angry Birds Rio, ...
02:50 pm EDT - Mon, March 14, 2011
Engadget Apple's iPhone iPod touch daylight saving time woes continue
If a broken clock is right twice a day, Apple's is off twice a year these days -- once each time Daylight Savings Time needs to be calculated in territories that depend on it. iPhone and iPod touch us...
02:33 pm EDT - Mon, March 14, 2011
Engadget Berkeley Lab scientists create nanocrystal hydrogen storage matrix, could make for H2 batteries
If you could run your celly on hydrogen you'd have power for days and days -- but, you'd also need to lug around a high-pressure tank to store the stuff. That's no fun, and that's why we're still usin...
02:05 pm EDT - Mon, March 14, 2011
Engadget Google VP lays down mobile stats, boasts 150 million Maps users
Care for a cup of Google data, anyone? At SXSW, the vice president of location services, Marissa Mayer, stated some interesting facts about the state of all things mobile at the Goog. Most notably...
01:24 pm EDT - Mon, March 14, 2011
Engadget Japanese quake will likely affect our supply of gadgets
Devastating. There are no words to effectively convey the human catastrophe suffered in Japan. Engadget would like to express our sincere condolences to those readers personally affected by recent eve...
01:24 pm EDT - Mon, March 14, 2011
Engadget Japanese quake will likely affect the global supply of gadgets
Devastating. There are no words to effectively convey the human catastrophe suffered in Japan. Engadget would like to express our sincere condolences to those readers personally affected by recent eve...
12:57 pm EDT - Mon, March 14, 2011
Engadget GE kicks off EV Experience Tour, promises WattStations for all
Last week, GE kicked off its EV Experience Tour in San Francisco, to "bring GE experts together with local businesses, industry leaders, and public sector stakeholders for educational workshops, test ...
12:35 pm EDT - Mon, March 14, 2011
Engadget How to enable multitasking gestures in iOS 4.3
Unfortunately we knew that iOS 4.3 wouldn't end up shipping with those nifty four- and five-finger gestures, but what we didn't know was how easy it'd be to enable them. That's right, getting even mor...
11:59 am EDT - Mon, March 14, 2011
Engadget Artega SE electric sports car lines up to challenge Tesla Roadster
The Tesla Roadster may not have many competitors that you can actually buy at the moment, but it looks like it can count on a bit of a challenge from German automaker Artega. It debuted its new Artega...
11:18 am EDT - Mon, March 14, 2011
Engadget First fine for libel via Twitter issued against politician by British court
British politician and former Mayor of Caerphilly, Wales, Colin Elsbury, has been ordered to pay a fine for the charge of libel against an opponent. The lawsuit was filed by Eddie Talbot, an independe...
10:40 am EDT - Mon, March 14, 2011
Engadget AT&T makes calling Japan free until the end of March
We imagine that many of you, like us, have been making frantic calls to friends and family in Japan over the last few days without regard to the costs. Now, in the face of otherwise devastating news, ...
10:40 am EDT - Mon, March 14, 2011
Engadget AT&T makes calling Japan free until the end of March (update: Verizon and Sprint, too)
We imagine that many of you, like us, have been making frantic calls to friends and family in Japan over the last few days without regard to the costs. Now, in the face of otherwise devastating news, ...
10:09 am EDT - Mon, March 14, 2011
Engadget RED EPIC-M stars in gorgeous vid, RED ONE jealously shoots the footage (video)
By now you're probably familiar with the $58,000 RED EPIC-M and what it can do, but it's hard to properly admire its hand-machined beauty from a distance. We can't ship you a unit, of course, but we'v...
09:27 am EDT - Mon, March 14, 2011
Engadget UK charity opens gaming visitor center handicapped gaming gadget incubator
Handicapped gamers currently form a small, but growing portion of the gaming community, and the folks from the UK's SpecialEffect video games charity are seeking to get a lot more disabled folks gamin...
09:27 am EDT - Mon, March 14, 2011
Engadget UK charity opens gaming visitor center gaming gadget incubator for the disabled
Disabled gamers currently form a small, but growing portion of the gaming community, and the folks from the UK's SpecialEffect video games charity are seeking to get a lot more of them gaming. Special...
08:43 am EDT - Mon, March 14, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 showcased on video, doesn't look all that inadequate to us
We have no small amount of respect for Samsung for coming out and admitting that its Galaxy Tab 10.1 slate won't necessarily be the best thing since sliced Apples, but we wouldn't go so far as to desc...
07:36 am EDT - Mon, March 14, 2011
Engadget iPhone 5 won't have NFC, say insiders at UK carriers
The Independent is starting our week off on a sour note with the information that Apple's next iPhone won't have NFC hardware built in. Near Field Communication has found itself coming to the fore thi...
07:02 am EDT - Mon, March 14, 2011
Engadget HTC's Thunderbolt coming March 17th: survey says... yes!
After being jilted on Valentine's Day, you'd think we would learn. But having tasted the goods, we couldn't help but get suckered in by every HTC Thunderbolt launch date rumor -- only to have our hope...
05:01 am EDT - Mon, March 14, 2011
Engadget ASUS U30S appears overseas with Sandy Bridge and NVIDIA GT520M graphics
You know who has been relatively quiet on the Sandy Bridge front? ASUS. Sure, it's released some new gaming rigs with fresh Core i7 CPUs, but we haven't really heard a peep out of the company when...
03:30 am EDT - Mon, March 14, 2011
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Brain-shaped bulbs, houses that fly, and hydrogen bolts from the sky
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 showcased several hot new eco vehicles ...
02:00 am EDT - Mon, March 14, 2011
Engadget Switched On: A screen too far
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.This January, Vizio became the second major TV manufacturer to announce its support for Google TV at CES 2011. Samsung ...
12:45 am EDT - Mon, March 14, 2011
Engadget iPad 2 jailbroken, no ETA on public release
You knew this was coming -- it was only a matter of time -- and here it is, Apple's latest creation sans the iOS 4.3 chains. The development community credits @comex with installing Cydia on this whit...
11:43 pm EDT - Sun, March 13, 2011
Engadget Google adds EV charging stations to Google Maps, but you still have to drive to them yourself
If electric cars are ever going to replace their gas-guzzling ancestors, we'll inevitably need a few more places to plug in and charge up. Cue Google, who's just added a database of EV -- that's elect...
11:05 pm EDT - Sun, March 13, 2011
Engadget AT&T will cap DSL and U-Verse internet, impose overage fees (update)
Ladies and gentlemen, the days of unlimited broadband may be numbered in the United States, and we're not talking wireless this time -- AT&T says it will implement a 150GB monthly cap on landline ...
10:24 pm EDT - Sun, March 13, 2011
Engadget Apple's Phil Schiller confirms: white iPhone to be available 'this spring'
Whoa, Nelly. Ready for another round? The elusive white iPhone -- spotted only in the hands of Woz and occasionally in those of our own Richard Lai -- may ship after all. After hearing from Apple ...
10:18 pm EDT - Sun, March 13, 2011
Engadget AT&T will cap DSL and U-Verse internet, impose overage fees
Ladies and gentlemen, the days of unlimited internet may be numbered in the United States -- AT&T will reportedly implement a 150GB monthly cap on DSL customers and a 250GB cap on subscribers to U...
10:17 pm EDT - Sun, March 13, 2011
Engadget Google adds EV charging stations to Google Maps, but you still have to drive to them yourself
If electric cars are ever going to replace their gas-guzzling ancestors, we'll inevitably need a few more places to plug in and charge up. Cue Google, who's just added a database of EV -- that's elect...
08:46 pm EDT - Sun, March 13, 2011
Engadget Katamari Hack rolls across your favorite websites, leaving swath of HTML5 destruction in its wake
Google Chrome may have come out of Pwn2Own unscathed, but you can rip through any website it (or another HTML5-compliant browser) displays -- just pull out your handy Katamari Damacy ball and wreak ha...
07:33 pm EDT - Sun, March 13, 2011
Engadget iPad 2 shipping estimates now three to four weeks, retail availability hit and miss
Already get your iPad 2? Then consider yourself lucky, as anyone trying to get one now will likely require quite a bit of patience. As you may have noticed, Apple's shipping times for online order...
06:19 pm EDT - Sun, March 13, 2011
Engadget WiFi-only Xoom headed to Staples for March 27th release?
If you're still holding out for a Motorola Xoom, here's some good news. The folks at Droid Life snagged a picture of a Staples ad depicting March 27th as the targeted release date for the slate. In ad...
04:56 pm EDT - Sun, March 13, 2011
Engadget Google ships last Cr-48 laptop 'for now,' partner Chrome OS devices still on track for summer
The very same gentleman that introduced us to Google's Cr-48 laptop, Product Management VP Sundar Pichai, has disclosed the unfortunate news that Google has shipped the last of them, at least "for now...
03:21 pm EDT - Sun, March 13, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S II hits the FCC, potentially ready for AT&T 3G
Surely you remember the Samsung GT-i9100, colloquially known as the Galaxy S II? Sammy's been tight-lipped about which US cellular carriers might offer it, but the Federal Communications Commissio...
01:39 pm EDT - Sun, March 13, 2011
Engadget iPad 2 installed in Ford F-150 truck, does FaceTime while you roll over stuff (video)
SoundMan Car Audio's done it again, and this time on day one -- they've stuffed an iPad 2 into the dashboard of an unsuspecting vehicle, in this case a 2010 Ford F-150 pickup. While that doesn't sound...
11:40 am EDT - Sun, March 13, 2011
Engadget Researchers claim discovery of lost city of Atlantis, conveniently located in southern Spain
We had to do a double take when we read this headline from Reuters, but sure enough, it's not April1st yet and its writers don't seem to be joking: the location of the lost city of Atlantis has finall...
10:06 am EDT - Sun, March 13, 2011
Engadget American Prius V to get old-school batteries, Japanese version to get fancy Li-ion ones
We'd rather see a more interesting Prius before we see a bigger one, but it's the bigger one that comes first. The taller Prius V that was unveiled in Detroit is said to begin hitting Japanese showroo...
07:03 am EDT - Sun, March 13, 2011
Engadget Northwestern University researchers route photon qubit, make quantum internet possible
Big brains across the globe continue to unlock the secrets of the qubit and harness it for myriad uses -- quantum hard drives, quantum computers, and even quantum refrigerators. The internet may be ne...
04:59 am EDT - Sun, March 13, 2011
Engadget Adobe Flash Player leaks for Motorola Xoom, we go hands-on (update: more video!)
March 18th may seem like an eternity if you expected your Motorola Xoom to come with Adobe Flash on day one. But you know what? If you put your trust in a mysterious file floating about the intern...
04:57 am EDT - Sun, March 13, 2011
Engadget YikeBike extender battery backpack keeps you riding in, um, style for six more miles
Okay, so you'll probably still look like a circus bear on a penny-farthing when you hop on the YikeBike, but with the introduction of the new extender battery backpack, you won't have to stop every si...
03:10 am EDT - Sun, March 13, 2011
Engadget Hulu for Android coming soon, destined for 'select' phones with Android 2.2?
Since the dawn of Flash on Android -- yes, that was just ten months ago -- Google smartphone users been largely unable to access their favorite Hulu programs on the go. At CES 2011, we heard that Hulu...
02:05 am EDT - Sun, March 13, 2011
Engadget Sprint's Dan Hesse differentiates between unlimited and 'unlimited' in latest TV spot
We're not the biggest fans of new tiered data plans that are slowly but surely becoming the norm, and if the latest ad from Sprint is any indication -- that particular carrier isn't either. CEO Dan He...
01:01 am EDT - Sun, March 13, 2011
Engadget iPad 2 specs discerned, 900MHz dual-core ARM CPU and PowerVR SGX543MP2 GPU blow away graphical benchmarks
iFixit may have physically uncovered Apple's latest silicon, but it's the processor gurus that have discovered what's truly inside -- using software benchmarks, they've unearthed the speeds and feeds...
11:07 pm EDT - Sat, March 12, 2011
Engadget Hello, I must be going
It's hard to believe that I'm currently writing the words I seem to be writing, though a casual stock-taking of my senses dictates that it must be true. Here I am, at my computer, typing letters one ...
10:36 pm EDT - Sat, March 12, 2011
Engadget HTC Droid Incredible 2 smiles pretty for the camera, shows off its fresh VZW tat
It hit Verizon's system a few weeks ago and now it's hitting a white corner for some pictures, showing VZW branding no less. It's the US-spec version of the Incredible S, said to be running Android 2....
08:22 pm EDT - Sat, March 12, 2011
Engadget New phase-change memory gets boost from carbon nanotubes, puts PRAM claims to shame
We've been hearing about the potential flash killer for years, and now a team of University of Illinois engineers is claiming that its new phase-change technology could make the PRAM of our dreams loo...
06:21 pm EDT - Sat, March 12, 2011
Engadget Chris Bangle, former BMW designer, bringing his deconstructivist ways to Samsung devices?
That's the E65 7 Series up there, considered by many to be as ugly a car as they come. It's the product of one Chris Bangle, Chief Designer at BMW for most of the '90s and '00s, who strove to give car...
04:38 pm EDT - Sat, March 12, 2011
Engadget Panasonic shows off solar-powered wireless charging table
Why settle for a simple solar-powered table when you can have a table that's solar-powered and a wireless charger? While you can't get one just yet, Panasonic will apparently be selling this styli...
03:10 pm EDT - Sat, March 12, 2011
Engadget Researchers create microscopic disposable camera to see up in your guts
It's true, a team of researchers have created a one-cubic-millimeter throwaway camera, and if they have their way, it could be peeking inside you in the next year. The new tiny shooters, which sport a...
01:33 pm EDT - Sat, March 12, 2011
Engadget Is your iPad 2 backlight bleeding? (video)
Now that many of you have collected and used your second generation iPad tablets for a few hours, we're starting to see the inevitable reports of defects. Thus far, two issues have bubbled to the surf...
11:50 am EDT - Sat, March 12, 2011
Engadget Foursquare tries out an NFC-based check-in system at its HQ
There's not exactly a lot of details on this one, but Business Insider discovered something of a surprise while touring Foursquare's New York headquarters for launch of Foursquare 3.0. It turns out th...
10:23 am EDT - Sat, March 12, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab's WiFi-only version rumored to cost $399, arrive on April 4th
Shocking as it might be, we still haven't had a Galaxy Tab from Samsung that rocks nothing but the WiFis, though that seems about to finally change. The 3G-deprived 7-inch Tab, promised for Q1 2011, h...
09:37 am EDT - Sat, March 12, 2011
Engadget Visualized: Schumacher's F1 racing Mercedes, exploded drawing style
Even if you're not into race cars, well, you can appreciate the museum-quality beauty of this, can you not? Hit the source for more photos.Visualized: Schumacher's F1 racing Mercedes, exploded dra...
07:39 am EDT - Sat, March 12, 2011
Engadget Xoom gets USB host functionality, no thanks to Motorola or Google
The Xoom may have gotten a slight software update last night to prepare it for its long-awaited Flash playing capabilities, but some of the folks over at SlateDroid have an even more impressive -- tho...
06:09 am EDT - Sat, March 12, 2011
Engadget How would you change Dell's Inspiron Duo?
We aren't ones to knock a company for throwing convention to the wind, and frankly, we were downright excited to see how Dell's Inspiron Duo would revolutionize our mobile lives. During our own review...
04:54 am EDT - Sat, March 12, 2011
Engadget Twitter to developers: we want to own the pipes, water, and faucets, but feel free to make soap
An announcement by Ryan Sarver, a member of the platform team at Twitter, could spell bad news for makers of third-party apps that access the growing social network and new ones looking to get in on t...
03:38 am EDT - Sat, March 12, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry PlayBook launch-date palooza: tablet to finally drop in mid-April?
A round of leaks today has potentially pinpointed the second week of April as the launch window for RIM's slick seven-inch PlayBook. An email purportedly sent out by Sears up in Canada confirms earlie...
02:51 am EDT - Sat, March 12, 2011
Engadget Windows Phone 7 marketplace hits 10,000 apps, WP7 updates still way outnumbered
It's a milestone in the life of any OS: the day you reach that magical 10,000 app number. Windows Phone 7 is the latest kindred soul to achieve the feat, accomplishing the task in just over four and a...
02:51 am EDT - Sat, March 12, 2011
Engadget Windows Phone 7 marketplace hits 10,000 apps, Microsoft WP7 updates still way outnumbered
It's a milestone in the life of any OS: the day you reach that magical 10,000 app number. Windows Phone 7 is the latest kindred soul to achieve the feat, accomplishing the task in just over four and a...
01:49 am EDT - Sat, March 12, 2011
Engadget Survey shows the many advantages of virtual offices (beyond the ability to work sans pants)
Those of us who do almost all of our work from the comforts of our homes will not be surprised by what follows, but the rest of the world should take note. A new survey of directors of 600 small to me...
12:45 am EDT - Sat, March 12, 2011
Engadget iPad 2 shipping in two to three weeks
If you've been dying to get your hands on an iPad 2, but didn't have the forethought or wherewithal to stand in line for one, then get ready to wait, because Apple's online store is showing delays of ...
12:10 am EDT - Sat, March 12, 2011
Engadget iFixit has an iPad 2, and they're ripping it apart
It only took a few short hours for iFixit to get its hands on an iPad 2 (the WiFi variety), and of course, they immediately started to tear it apart. It's a necessarily delicate task, but they're maki...
12:10 am EDT - Sat, March 12, 2011
Engadget iFixit has an iPad 2, and they're ripping it apart (video)
It only took a few short hours for iFixit to get its hands on an iPad 2 (the WiFi variety), and of course, they immediately started to tear it apart. It's a necessarily delicate task, but they're maki...
11:48 pm EDT - Fri, March 11, 2011
Engadget NASA and Ad Astra team up to test VASIMR plasma rocket in space
Plasma propulsion may very well be our ticket to visit those little green men on Mars, which is why NASA is becoming besties with Ad Astra, makers of the VASIMR VX-200 plasma rocket. After success...
10:48 pm EDT - Fri, March 11, 2011
Engadget Xbox 360 IPTV rumors ride again with 'Project Orapa'
Just because Microsoft's Mediaroom IPTV service is finally supported on the Xbox 360 after years and years of expectations (as seen above) doesn't mean the rumor mill stops, with rumors surfacing of a...
10:31 pm EDT - Fri, March 11, 2011
Engadget Smithsonian captures 201,000 wild photos with automated cameras
We have this big, fang-filled, claw-sharpened big cat all up in our grill thanks to the researchers at the Smithsonian, who have created a new database filled with over 201,000 pictures of elusive ani...
10:04 pm EDT - Fri, March 11, 2011
Engadget AT&T says it's testing HSUPA on Atrix 4G, will turn it on eventually
A communique from a "Customer Appeals Manager" at AT&T in response to a Better Business Bureau complaint regarding slow uploads on the Atrix 4G has surfaced over on xda-developers, and it looks to...
09:32 pm EDT - Fri, March 11, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile's rumored 10GB data plan goes up a few dollars
It looks like those new webConnect plans from T-Mobile are still slated to go live this Sunday, but TmoNews -- which reported the original rumor -- has circled back with a minor bummer: the biggest of...
09:32 pm EDT - Fri, March 11, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile's rumored 10GB data plan goes up a few dollars (update: confirmed)
It looks like those new webConnect plans from T-Mobile are still slated to go live this Sunday, but TmoNews -- which reported the original rumor -- has circled back with a minor bummer: the biggest of...
09:10 pm EDT - Fri, March 11, 2011
Engadget Researchers experiment with drug-delivering robot... implanted in an eye
If the notion of a tiny robot swimming around in your eye leaves you a bit uneasy then, well, you might want to stop right here. For the rest of you, though, you may be interested in some new tests no...
08:47 pm EDT - Fri, March 11, 2011
Engadget Twenty pilot programs to bring off-campus broadband to low-income school districts
The FCC announced on Wednesday the approval of a plan that will ramp up twenty pilot programs in fourteen states. The program -- called Learning On-the-Go -- will bring wireless broadband connections ...
07:30 pm EDT - Fri, March 11, 2011
Engadget iPad 2 line watch: the few, the proud, the soaking wet
Last night you couldn't walk down the street in New York City without becoming seriously soaked and breaking your umbrella, but you didn't really think that would stop those crazy Apple fans, did you&...
07:30 pm EDT - Fri, March 11, 2011
Engadget iPad 2 line watch: the few, the proud, the soaking wet (updating)
Last night you couldn't walk down the street in New York City without becoming seriously soaked and breaking your umbrella, but you didn't really think that would stop those crazy Apple fans, did you&...
07:01 pm EDT - Fri, March 11, 2011
Engadget Apple TV update reportedly causing screen flicker issues with HDMI to DVI adapters
We've seen reports of strange video behavior with Apple TVs before, and it looks like a new problem has now cropped up with the most recent update. According to a growing number of reports on the Appl...
06:39 pm EDT - Fri, March 11, 2011
Engadget VocaLive, iRig Mic, iPhone conspire to create vocal talent where none exists
When you think about it, an iPhone-based rig that lets anyone carry a decent vocal effects rig around in their pocket sounds like a recipe for disaster. Just look at that gentleman in the promotional ...
05:46 pm EDT - Fri, March 11, 2011
Engadget Sony Xperia Play hits the UK on March 31st, thumbsticks coming never
Readers in the British Empire get ready for Sony Ericsson's biggest UK marketing campaign ever. That's in the lead-up to the release of the Xperia Play, a phone that we've been hearing about for so l...
05:05 pm EDT - Fri, March 11, 2011
Engadget Symbian UI overhaul scheduled for the fall?
While Symbian might be good as dead to most Engadget readers, Nokia must continue supporting the millions of S^ wearing faithful until it can fully transition to a Windows Phone smartphone shop in 201...
04:47 pm EDT - Fri, March 11, 2011
Engadget Flash 10.2 beta hits Android Market on March 18th, supports Honeycomb, Gingerbread and Froyo (update)
Contrary to reports floating about the web, the Motorola Xoom isn't getting Adobe Flash Player 10.2 today -- rather, the tablet is getting updated to support Flash, which will actually arrive in one w...
04:24 pm EDT - Fri, March 11, 2011
Engadget Read it Later Pro hits Android, we go hands-on
We've all been there, cruising through some news in a browser only to think "Man, I don't have time for this whole article." At that point you have two options: type "tl;dr" in the article's comments ...
04:04 pm EDT - Fri, March 11, 2011
Engadget Kinect hacked for home automation, does your mood lighting for you (video)
Microsoft's Kinect has become quite the hacking hotbed -- the fields of medicine, music, and even shadow puppeteering have all benefitted from the peripheral's incredible versatility. And now, to the ...
03:19 pm EDT - Fri, March 11, 2011
Engadget Microsoft's OneVision Video Recognizer can detect, identify, and track your face on video... so smile!
Here's your classic case of "just because you can, doesn't mean you should." Microsoft's Innovation Labs have just demonstrated a OneVision Video Recognizer algorithm that's powerful enough to perform...
02:56 pm EDT - Fri, March 11, 2011
Engadget Mindstorms NXT battle bot shoots bricks, breaks hearts (video)
There's so much to love about Martijn Hellemans' Mindstorms NXT battle tank: it sports independent suspension, cruise control, LED headlights, laser sighting, and a high velocity brick cannon. What's ...
02:31 pm EDT - Fri, March 11, 2011
Engadget Nintendo rolls a 3DS Demo Pod across US, gets gamers salivating for March 27th launch
The perks of living in a big city, eh? Citizens of Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco are being treated to some three-dimensional March madness from the guys and gals at Nintendo. Fo...
02:07 pm EDT - Fri, March 11, 2011
Engadget Sony, Subaru, and Toyota close factories in wake of earthquake, other companies check in
Our thoughts this morning are with the folks in Japan and the other Pacific areas affected by the massive 8.9 earthquake that struck about 230 miles East of Tokyo. Reports of damage are flooding in fr...
02:00 pm EDT - Fri, March 11, 2011
Engadget Klipsch speakers coming to Alienware's 3D-enabled M17x gaming laptop
Altec Lansing does it, as does Harman Kardon. Oh, and lest we forget about Beats. We're talking about companies that have gone the extra mile (and paid a certain price) to get their speakers into the ...
01:33 pm EDT - Fri, March 11, 2011
Engadget BMW i8 prototype caught on video having fun in the snow
Grainy pictures are pretty neat, but spy videos of an unreleased car in motion are a little more titillating. That's what we have this morning, video of the BMW i8 concept car motoring around in the s...
12:59 pm EDT - Fri, March 11, 2011
Engadget Google reacts to Japanese tsunami with a Person Finder tool
Now this is the sort of activity you'd expect from a true search giant. Instead of sitting on its hands during the tsunami that has stricken Japan today, Google has put together a Person Finder tool w...
12:40 pm EDT - Fri, March 11, 2011
Engadget PlayStation Suite coming to Tegra 2 devices
NVIDIA's Tegra Zone app, freshly launched this month, has become the source for a nifty little bit of Sony-related news: the PS Suite that is currently slated to deliver PlayStation One games to the X...
12:17 pm EDT - Fri, March 11, 2011
Engadget Purdue researchers make solar cell manufacturing cheaper, more efficient with lasers
Is there anything lasers can't do? We only ask because they seem to be improving everything from microphones to railroads, and now researchers from Purdue University have leveraged the power of li...
11:41 am EDT - Fri, March 11, 2011
Engadget EX trike powered by dual electric screwdrivers, designed by eccentrics
We've seen some pretty wild-looking means of transportation in our day -- the FOF-inducing BMW Flymag concept and Airbike 3D-printed nylon bicycle, for example -- and now comes a vehicle that practica...
10:39 am EDT - Fri, March 11, 2011
Engadget Hanson Robokind puts a familiar Frubber face on robotic research (video)
He did it! As promised way back in 2007, David Hanson has turned his little Astro Boy-like Zeno robot loose upon our delicate planet. But Zeno is just one of four face options available for the Hanson...
10:10 am EDT - Fri, March 11, 2011
Engadget Intel Turbo Boost is MIA on new 13-inch MacBook Pro? (update: negatory)
If you were expecting your new 13-inch MacBook Pro's Core i7 CPU to Turbo Boost its way north of that default 2.7GHz clock speed, we might suggest discontinuing your anticipation. Two separate reviews...
09:32 am EDT - Fri, March 11, 2011
Engadget LG woos Sony while it battles with Samsung over which 3D is best
The fight between the active shutter glasses 3D technology favored by TV manufacturers like Samsung, Panasonic and Sony against the Film Pattern Retarder (FPR) passive glasses 3D technology being push...
08:38 am EDT - Fri, March 11, 2011
Engadget Sony readying NGP for November 11th European release?
Sony's Jack Tretton told us the company intended to launch the Next Generation Portable in "at least one territory" by the end of 2011, and now we might know which one -- MCVUK reports that the quad-c...
07:37 am EDT - Fri, March 11, 2011
Engadget EVGA GeForce GTX 460 2Win has 'double the win,' becomes NVIDIA's first dual-Fermi graphics card
Why, it was only yesterday that we were eyeballing a dual-GF104 board from Galaxy, presuming it an artifact of a 2010 project that went nowhere, but there's at least one NVIDIA partner that's going to...
06:46 am EDT - Fri, March 11, 2011
Engadget Apple doubles down on in-app purchasing security in iOS 4.3, password now required
As you might recall, a certain game was racking up credit card bills because of its in-app purchases -- something which probably resulted in some angry parents (or as the folks in Sweden say, "birds")...
05:44 am EDT - Fri, March 11, 2011
Engadget Bridgelux silicon LED could mean bright future for solid state lighting
While Democrats and Republicans squabble over the future of the incandescent light bulb, a Livermore-based company has produced an LED that they claim could lead to brighter, more affordable solid sta...
04:40 am EDT - Fri, March 11, 2011
Engadget Yahoo Mail gets IMAP patch, Windows Phone 7 data consumption catches a break
Yahoo had been pegged a few weeks ago as the culprit behind excessive data usage on Windows Phone 7 devices, sending far more information in replies to requests from the phone than necessary -- not re...
04:00 am EDT - Fri, March 11, 2011
Engadget Ask Engadget: best home backup solution?
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 Michel, who seems to be h...
03:27 am EDT - Fri, March 11, 2011
Engadget Motorola Xoom update rolling out starting tonight, brings 'required enhancements' for Flash 10.2
In the spirit of issuing software updates with the sole purpose of preparing for more software updates, Motorola says there's about to be some brand new firmware for the Xoom, which will cross the Ts ...
02:48 am EDT - Fri, March 11, 2011
Engadget GM looking to offer lower-cost, shorter-range Volt?
We've certainly had some complaints about the Chevrolet Volt, including mediocre highway mileage, but far and away it's that $41,000 MSRP keeping it from being a real contender for mass adoption. Now ...
01:58 am EDT - Fri, March 11, 2011
Engadget Sony working on a Cyber-shot camera with 3G cellular connectivity?
If the warm, soothing waves of IEEE 802.11 are beaming down on your location, there are certainly several ways to send pictures directly from your camera to the cloud, but Sony's reportedly prototypin...
01:22 am EDT - Fri, March 11, 2011
Engadget Canon 'excited' about Intel Thunderbolt IO, makes no promise to support it
Would you like a Canon professional video camera that blasts footage to an editing rig at up to ten gigabits per second? How about a consumer-grade camcorder that transfers files to your home comp...
12:45 am EDT - Fri, March 11, 2011
Engadget NASA says International Space Station is now 'essentially' complete
The news got a bit overlooked among the hubbub of Discovery's final flight and the first humanoid robot sent into space, but the recently completed shuttle mission also marked another significant mile...
12:25 am EDT - Fri, March 11, 2011
Engadget Suzuki Burgman fuel-cell scooter approved for EU public consumption
Battery power gets a lot of publicity these days, what with YikeBike and Yogo EVs tooling around. However, that doesn't mean other kinds of ecofriendly propulsion, like fuel cells, won't be part of ou...
11:50 pm EDT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Engadget iPad 2 launch day: everything you need to know
You know what tomorrow is right? Yep, Friday, but it's also iPad 2 launch day! After months of rumors and a pretty impressive launch event, Apple's releasing the second iteration of its popular ta...
11:12 pm EDT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Engadget Microsoft taking 'extra time' to make sure Windows Phone 7 copy and paste update is solid, targeting late March
Eric Hautala -- the cog in the Microsoft machine responsible for Windows Phone 7's update mechanism -- has taken to the company's official Windows Phone blog today to deep-dive on some of the concerns...
10:35 pm EDT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Engadget Best Buy knocks Nexus S down to $100 on contract for two weeks only
Had your eyes on a Nexus S but still haven't taken the plunge? Then it looks like that indecisiveness has finally paid off, as Best Buy has now knocked a full $100 off the phone for a limited time...
10:01 pm EDT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Engadget FCC going after cellphone jammers, could land users in the slammer
The FCC has put a bounty on the heads of all the cellphone-hating vigilantes out there. These GPS and signal jammers are particularly popular amongst theaters, quiet restaurants and in many school sys...
09:39 pm EDT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Engadget Aircell releases GoGo tech roadmap: EV-DO Rev B in 2012, global satellite coverage by 2015
Aircell started putting its air-to-ground (ATG) mobile broadband technology in planes about three years ago, and its GoGo in-flight internet's reach has grown ever since -- all the way up to the home ...
09:17 pm EDT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Engadget Clearwire CEO Bill Morrow resigns
Citing "personal reasons," Clearwire boss Bill Morrow has rather suddenly stepped down from his positions both as CEO and executive board director. Replacing him on an interim basis will be John Stant...
09:00 pm EDT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S 4G review
It's only been six months since Samsung launched its highly successful Galaxy S assault upon the US market with a series of carrier customized phones: the Vibrant and Captivate GSM twins for T-Mobile ...
08:39 pm EDT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Engadget IDC: 18 million tablets, 12 million e-readers shipped in 2010
We've already seen Apple boast that it's sold 15 million iPads in 2010 and commanded more than a 90 percent market share, but IDC has now come in and provided a broader picture of the tablet market as...
08:16 pm EDT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Engadget GarageBand and iMovie come to iPad, iPhone gets iMovie refresh
If you occupy the planet Earth, you're probably aware that last week saw the unveiling of the iPad2. During said reveal, Steve Jobs made a couple of other, perhaps not as monumental, but no doubt nota...
08:05 pm EDT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry PlayBook hits FCC in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB flavors
No surprises here, just the straight-up news that RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook is one small step closer to retail: it's gotten FCC clearance. Well, at least the WiFi-only version has -- no sign of the Wi...
07:54 pm EDT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Engadget Fujifilm announces shortage of X100 camera, targets late March early April US release
Planning on dropping $1200 for one of those gorgeous Fujifilm FinePix X100 cameras? Unfortunately, you won't be able to get your hands on the 12.3 megapixel fixed-lens beauty as early as anticipat...
07:31 pm EDT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Engadget Pure Luxury takes DARWINmachine's Hammerhead PC, adds primo parts and lifetime warranty
Does this badass gaming rig look familiar? It should -- it's basically a DARWINmachine Hammerhead HMR989 with some sweet, sweet cherries on top. In an attempt to live up to its name, Pure Luxury's...
07:07 pm EDT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Engadget Square's Jack Dorsey calls VeriFone's vulnerability claims 'not fair or accurate'
We had a feeling that Square wouldn't let VeriFone call it out without issuing some sort of statement, and CEO Jack Dorsey has responded to the claims of a gaping security hole in the form of an open ...
06:44 pm EDT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Engadget iPad gets Flash yet again with iSwifter app, Android version coming soon (hands-on)
Ever since Skyfire brought Flash to the iPad with its server-side solution, we've had a feeling that others would try to emulate the experience and satisfy the general public's desire for the venerabl...
06:21 pm EDT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Engadget Olivetti Olipad 100 gets unboxed and handled in italiano (video)
If the extent of your mastery of the Italian language entails adding an unnecessary "a" after every other word and gesticulating with your hands, like Jen in that episode of The I.T. Crowd, you may no...
05:57 pm EDT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Engadget Visualized: Overturned ink-carrying tractor-trailer paints the town red... literally
What you're looking at in the psychedelic photograph above is the result of an overturned tractor-trailer in Peabody, Massachusetts that was carrying a load of -- you guessed it -- printer ink. Fortun...
05:34 pm EDT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Engadget Court rules in Sony's favor against LG, PlayStation 3 free to enter Europe again
Well, it looks like there won't be a widespread PlayStation 3 shortage in Europe anytime soon -- the Hague's civil court of justice has just ruled in Sony's favor in its dispute with LG, and ordered t...
05:19 pm EDT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Engadget Self-balancing Domo-kun WobblyBot looks drunk, won't tip over (video)
He may look like he's had a few too many sake bombs, but this animated Japanese superstar is actually built to teeter about. The Domo-kun WobblyBot comes to us by way of Eastern Geek and uses a relati...
05:01 pm EDT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Engadget House subcommittee votes to block FCC's net neutrality rules
They may face an uphill battle given the numbers in the Senate (not to mention a Democratic President), but it doesn't look like the House Republicans will be softening their opposition to the FCC's n...
04:49 pm EDT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Engadget Computer learning and computational neuroscience icon Dr. Leslie Valiant wins Turing Award
We've seen recently that computers are more than capable of kicking humanoids to the curb when it comes to winning fame and fortune, but it's still we humans who dole out the prizes, and one very brai...
04:28 pm EDT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Engadget 2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 gets Tegra-powered multi-function displays (video)
Lamborghini supercars have traditionally never been known as sophisticated beasts, bullish logo proof positive of that, but that's all changed since the company fell in under the Volkswagen Group bann...
04:07 pm EDT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Engadget LG Revolution passes through the FCC, four Gs intact
We managed to see plenty of the LG Revolution at both CES and Mobile World Congress, and it's now finally cleared one of the final hurdles on its way to availability. While there's unfortunately none ...
03:47 pm EDT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Engadget MIT Media Lab gets a multiplicitous new logo (video)
Logos can be surprisingly divisive things, so the MIT Media Lab has decided to cheat a little bit with its new identity: it won't have just one logo, it'll have 40,000. You heard / read / imagined tha...
03:26 pm EDT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Engadget Joli OS 1.2 available now, we go hands-on
Oh, remember when Jolicloud told us yesterday that it was going to release its Joli OS 1.2 sometime in the future? Well, the future is now! That's right, you can download the OS or test out the we...
03:02 pm EDT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Engadget RED EPIC shoots birds at 96fps, no dog needed to retrieve them (video)
Forgive us if we take a moment every now and again to relish in some resolution overload courtesy of a RED EPIC, but we just can't help ourselves. The video below (and picture above) come courtesy of ...
02:40 pm EDT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Engadget Clement Valla's Postcards from Google Earth blend 3D with 2D, look freaky
The satellite imagery used in Google Earth is captured in 2D. The terrain that it covers is rendered in 3D. Sometimes those disparate layers don't line up, and sometimes those results can be quite com...
02:18 pm EDT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Engadget Microsoft researchers show off intuitive stylus, don't know how to hold a pencil (video)
At this week's Microsoft promotional bonanza, otherwise known as TechFest 2011, a team of researchers debuted a rather shabby looking capacitive stylus that switches between functions based on your gr...
01:49 pm EDT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Engadget iPad 2 goes on sale tomorrow: 5PM local time in stores, 1AM PT online
For those living under a rock or in a place with really terrible connectivity, Apple has just dished out a reminder with the full details of its iPad 2 launch tomorrow. Yes, it's in stores tomorrow. T...
01:23 pm EDT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Engadget OpenFeint and The9 will stimulate devs to port their games to Android with cold hard cash
Are you a developer seeking the widest and most profitable distribution for your mobile software? The traditional platform for achieving such goals over the past couple of years has been Apple's i...
12:56 pm EDT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Engadget Safari and IE8 get shamed at Pwn2Own, Chrome still safe... for now
Ahead of the most recent Pwn2Own, Google made a rather proud challenge: it'd pay $20,000 to any team or individual who could successfully hack Chrome. Two takers signed up for that challenge -- and th...
12:19 pm EDT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Engadget Lifelapse app promises to turn your iPhone into a life-logger
We've seen a few dedicated "life-logging" devices that let you record your every waking moment, but why spend a couple of hundred bucks on something when you're already carrying around a perfectly cap...
11:46 am EDT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Engadget Fiskar's '88' headphone amplifier concept touts bombastic knobs, oodles of style
There are headphone amplifiers, and then there's Fiskar's 88. Designer Edouard Urcadez took the liberty of utilizing the Fiskar brand on this here concoction, which features an unorthodox form factor,...
11:04 am EDT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Engadget Visualized: NVIDIA's dual-Fermi card that never was
PAX East 2011, which kicks off tomorrow, is widely expected to finally deliver a dual-GPU solution from NVIDIA's Fermi family of graphics chips, a PCI Express-saturating single-card workhorse to be kn...
10:25 am EDT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Engadget Fusion-io IPO filing discloses list of prestigious clients, led by Facebook
Before last week, we'd gone well over a year without discussing solid state storage purveyors Fusion-io -- and their extremely expensive and expeditious flash drives -- but things seem to have been ti...
09:48 am EDT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Engadget Nintendo can remotely brick your 3DS after flash card use?
Bad news for those that plan on using a flash card with their 3DS -- if Nintendo detects that you've been dabbing with one, the company might send a firmware update that could possibly brick your syst...
09:06 am EDT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Engadget Beyond Oblivion cloud-based music service: you play, they pay (video)
iTunes is the 600-pound gorilla of the digital music world, but that hasn't stopped other folks from trying to get a piece of Apple's sizable sonic pie. The latest challenger, Beyond Oblivion, has qui...
08:24 am EDT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Engadget NASA's Global Hawk completes unmanned airborne refueling simulation, will do it for real next year (video)
While some bot makers are busying themselves designing AI to simulate humans' natural and distinct lack of intelligence, it's nice to see there are still old-fashioned researchers out there keeping th...
07:42 am EDT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Engadget Apple patent application for 'Dynamically Generated Ring Tones' could make magical videos of your friends
Ever wish life was like a movie, that theme songs went to highlight your every dramatic action? This patent application from Cupertino isn't quite like that, but it's close, basically creating dyn...
07:06 am EDT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Engadget Sony's Kaz Hirai consolidates power as likely CEO successor to Howard Stringer
Sony's in the midst of yet another realignment this morning. Most notable is the promotion of Kazuo "Kaz" Hirai to Representative Corporate Executive Officer and Executive Deputy President, effective ...
06:28 am EDT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Engadget CEA kicks off process to standardize active 3D glasses
This one's still in the earliest stages, but it looks like the Consumer Electronics Association (a.k.a. the CEA) is doing its part to add a bit of order to the wild world of active 3D glasses. To that...
05:47 am EDT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Engadget UCSF's robotic pharmacy automatically distributes medication, scrutinizes human error (video)
Robots are slowly taking over the world, right? Well, their latest conquest is the pharmacy. The UCSF Medical Center has implemented three robotic pill-dispensing machines that handle and prepare...
05:01 am EDT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Engadget Intel and Lenovo release the Classmate+ PC for the kids
Thinking that netbook up there looks exactly like Intel's latest Classmate PC with a Lenovo sticker smacked on? Well, you'd be entirely correct. Lenovo and Intel have teamed up to bring out the C...
04:49 am EDT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Engadget PS3 firmware update v3.60 live, adds cloud storage and turns off controllers at intervals of your choice
If you're rocking a PlayStation Plus subscription and can't wait to boot your savegames into the cloud, you'll be happy to hear that the System Update enabling that -- firmware v3.60 -- is available f...
04:37 am EDT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Engadget Nyko solves your 3DS battery concerns with Power Pak+
If you took the time to peruse our early review of the Nintendo 3DS, and it sure looks like a lot of you did, you're probably well aware that battery life is a serious concern. We managed just over th...
04:09 am EDT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Engadget Teradek Cube brings livestreaming to any camera, just don't tell Charlie Sheen
Livestreams have become a part of daily life here at Engadget, and the Teradek Cube aims to make any camera livestream-capable without additional software or materials. It's is a card deck-sized box t...
03:37 am EDT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Engadget BMW's i3 and i8 prototypes caught on camera in garish atire
It was just a few weeks ago that BMW launched its new brand, simply called "i," and pledged two new electrified cars would be coming to save us from both the perils of pollution and the danger of bori...
03:37 am EDT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Engadget BMW's i3 and i8 prototypes caught on camera in garish attire
It was just a few weeks ago that BMW launched its new brand, simply called "i," and pledged two new electrified cars would be coming to save us from both the perils of pollution and the danger of bori...
03:15 am EDT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Engadget Samsung tries its hand at poaching disgruntled Symbian devs for Bada
We can't help but feel like this is one sinking ship coming to the aid of another, but for what it's worth, Samsung has apparently started emailing Symbian developers in India with a very simple messa...
02:01 am EDT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Engadget iPad 2 review
To say Apple's iPad 2 is an easy tablet to review is somewhat of an understatement. The device, a follow up to last year's wildly successful (and currently market-defining) iPad, is nearly identical w...
01:40 am EDT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Engadget Apple posts iPad 2 guided tour videos
Although the iPad 2 is launching in two days, Apple wants to make sure that you're filled with knowledge for March 11th. Sure, we showed you pretty much everything you wanted to know about the company...
01:13 am EDT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Engadget PlayStation now offers customer service via Twitter, probably won't help you jailbreak your PS3
Got a question about a PlayStation product? Have a Twitter account? If you answered yes to both, then you'd be interested to know about @AskPlayStation -- the official account for all of your ...
12:48 am EDT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Engadget Japanese vending machines to get EV chargers, will quench both thirst and range anxiety
Everywhere you go in Japan there are vending machines. Whether you're in a Buddhist monastery or a botanical garden you're never far from a cold bottle of Pocari Sweat or Gokuri Apple. Soon Japanese d...
12:23 am EDT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Engadget LookTel's Money Reader iOS app helps the visually impaired count money
We may not use cash as often as we once did, but there are still times when it comes in handy or is necessary, and that can pose some problems for the visually impaired. They now have one other possib...
11:57 pm EDT - Wed, March 9, 2011
Engadget Panasonic puts a price (or four) on its 2011 Lumix point-and-shoot lineup
Remember that Lumix line that Panny unleashed back in late January? As Panasonic always tends to do, those guys were let loose without any semblance of a price tag, but all that's being remedied t...
11:32 pm EDT - Wed, March 9, 2011
Engadget Veritas RSIII Roadster Hybrid melds plug-in tech with 600HP
It isn't exactly the hottest hybrid we've ever seen, Porsche's ludicrous 918 RSR still takes that crown, but the Veritas RSIII Roadster Hybrid is certainly no wheezy commuter. It's a tiny, open-topped...
10:51 pm EDT - Wed, March 9, 2011
Engadget Nokia E6 spied again, shows off its touchy Symbian UI
We saw the Nokia E6 first leak a little over a month ago, suggesting that Nokia had plans to add a touchscreen into the portrait QWERTY formula pulled off so well in the E71... but there was a problem...
10:28 pm EDT - Wed, March 9, 2011
Engadget Microsoft France pegs Windows Phone 7's copy and paste update for second half of March
We'd heard "early March" being thrown around for the so-called NoDo update to Windows Phone 7 that includes support for copy and paste (along with performance tweaks and a CDMA stack that'll allow Spr...
10:05 pm EDT - Wed, March 9, 2011
Engadget Acer touch pad Media Center remote surfaces at the FCC
We've already seen Acer include a sleek little touch pad / remote with its Revo 100 in the UK, and it looks like one could also be coming to the US, as a similar device known only as the RMTP-S1Q has ...
09:43 pm EDT - Wed, March 9, 2011
Engadget Peel universal remote adapter for iOS now available, $99 buys you expensive Fruit
You know your product name is clever when not one but two companies go for it. Such is the name "Peel." This offering we're talking about is not the sort that turns an iPod into an iPhone, rather it's...
09:38 pm EDT - Wed, March 9, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry Playbook to feature 7digital's 13 milllion track music store (update: video)
7digital and RIM are back in bed with news that the BlackBerry PlayBook will ship pre-installed with access to 13 million high-quality (320kbps) MP3 tracks from the London-based media company. At laun...
09:38 pm EDT - Wed, March 9, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry Playbook to feature 7digital's 13 milllion track music store (update: PIN seemingly confirmed, too)
7digital and RIM are back in bed with news that the BlackBerry PlayBook will ship pre-installed with access to 13 million high-quality (320kbps) MP3 tracks from the London-based media company. At laun...
09:24 pm EDT - Wed, March 9, 2011
Engadget AT&T says 'new devices and updates to existing models' will be HSUPA-ready
Our digging revealed that the Inspire 4G and other devices in AT&T's current stable are more than capable at the hardware level of using HSUPA for high-speed upstream connections, but for whatever...
09:01 pm EDT - Wed, March 9, 2011
Engadget Simon the robot learns to act like a human, can tell when you're not paying attention (video)
A robot performing a task tends to be something of an attention-grabber, but should you ignore it that 'bot will usually ignore you too, mindlessly continuing on with its job. If that job is building ...
08:39 pm EDT - Wed, March 9, 2011
Engadget Apple TV software update adds NBA League Pass, MLB.tv and Netflix 5.1 audio support
It didn't make it into the iOS 4.3 update notes, but second generation Apple TV owners are experiencing several new capabilities today including the ability to stream baseball and basketball games via...
08:25 pm EDT - Wed, March 9, 2011
Engadget Palm Pre 2 gets official webOS 2.1 update, Classic emulator hacked to work on it
Hey, Pre 2 owners: want the webOS 2.1 action that Germans have been enjoying on their Pre Pluses for a couple weeks now? Of course you do -- and HP's got your back. The new update's been posted wi...
08:12 pm EDT - Wed, March 9, 2011
Engadget ToneCheck's revised email plug-in scans your messages for aggressive, brash overtones
Last year, Lymbix released this so-so software that checked over your typed email messages for signs of "unintended tone." Scumbag. You know, short and explicit phrases that could easily tick somebody...
07:50 pm EDT - Wed, March 9, 2011
Engadget EADS's Airbike is a 3D-printed nylon bicycle, actually looks rather decent
We've seen plenty of neat 3D printing products over the last year or so, though none are as impressive as this bicycle in terms of scale. Unveiled by EADS (European Aerospace and Defence Group), the A...
07:28 pm EDT - Wed, March 9, 2011
Engadget Yamaha VSP-1 ambient noise generator shields your voice, water cooler gossips
It isn't hard to picture the scenarios -- banks, hospitals, pharmacies, etc. -- where you need to spill out some private (and probably embarrassing) details in public, but on the other hand, it's no g...
07:03 pm EDT - Wed, March 9, 2011
Engadget Robot fish get upgraded, keep schooling real-life counterparts
Okay, so they still look like Depression-era bath toys, but Maurizio Porfiri's robot fish have come a long way from the coconut-and-tin-foil look they were sporting last summer. In an attempt to furth...
06:46 pm EDT - Wed, March 9, 2011
Engadget Space Shuttle Discovery returns from final trip, immediately begins search for final resting place
It's a bittersweet occasion, really. Space Shuttle Discovery has just returned from the unknown that we call "space," safely returning six astronauts and one zero Robonaut 2s to Earth after a 13-day m...
06:26 pm EDT - Wed, March 9, 2011
Engadget Microsoft sells 10 million Kinects, 10 million Kinect games
First it was one, then two and a half, then eight, and now we're into double digits. Microsoft has announced that the company has sold its 10 millionth Kinect, surprising us all by making it the world...
06:07 pm EDT - Wed, March 9, 2011
Engadget Apple releases iOS 4.3
Well, it's not March 11th, but you can now download iOS 4.3 for you iPhone, iPad or iPod touch (most of them, anyway). That, of course, brings with it mobile hotspot functionality for iPhones, along w...
05:48 pm EDT - Wed, March 9, 2011
Engadget Sony adds cloud storage for game saves to PSN Plus subscriptions
Alright, it's official, Sony's PlayStation Plus subscription just became a thing worth owning with the new addition of online storage for game saves. It's coming with v3.60 of the PS3 firmware, which ...
05:37 pm EDT - Wed, March 9, 2011
Engadget Harman AKG K830 BT and K840 KL wireless headsets review
Great wireless headphones are tough to do right. There are so many problems in the way, most notably that there are no wires involved. AKG's K840 KL 2.4GHz and K830 Bluetooth on-ear headphones offer t...
05:14 pm EDT - Wed, March 9, 2011
Engadget Lenovo Skylight slate hits the FCC, no longer the LePad?
You remember Lenovo's 10.1-inch, Android LePad tablet, right? Well, we hope you didn't get too attached to its name since according to this fresh FCC filing it appears Lenovo's renamed it the Skyl...
04:54 pm EDT - Wed, March 9, 2011
Engadget Microsoft confirms Internet Explorer 9 will launch on March 14th
We had a hint that Microsoft would be releasing the final version of Internet Explorer 9 on March 14th, and now the company has finally, officially confirmed it. That launch will coincide with a press...
04:30 pm EDT - Wed, March 9, 2011
Engadget VeriFone calls out Square for 'gaping security hole,' publishes sample app to demonstrate
VeriFone, a huge provider of credit card processing systems that's been around since time immemorial, has taken a huge swipe at upstart Square today, branding its free, headphone jack-based credit car...
04:10 pm EDT - Wed, March 9, 2011
Engadget Green Automotive's all-electric Zotye SUV gets closer to US roads
We haven't heard a ton out of Texas-based Green Automotive, but it looks like it's now getting fairly close to actually selling its all-electric SUV in the US. That vehicle is already produced and sol...
03:53 pm EDT - Wed, March 9, 2011
Engadget Super Mario Bros. gets modern sound effects, nostalgia ensues (video)
We can only wonder what'll happen when you reach a certain score -- you know, somewhere above 8000...Super Mario Bros. gets modern sound effects, nostalgia ensues (video) originally appeared on Engad...
03:31 pm EDT - Wed, March 9, 2011
Engadget Motorola Droid X2 is a Droid X with a smaller microSD card? (updated)
You know how it works: people see unusual product names in inventory systems, and imaginations start running wild. We'd been hearing some pretty crazy things about the rumored Droid X2 for Verizon, on...
02:54 pm EDT - Wed, March 9, 2011
Engadget Transportation secretary Ray LaHood: no restrictions (yet) on in-car information
Worried that the fancy-schmancy SYNC system you just ordered up in your Mustang will soon be outlawed? Fret not, speed demon. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will reportedly not push for restr...
02:33 pm EDT - Wed, March 9, 2011
Engadget 64GB iPhone 4 prototype spotted in China? (Updated)
If 32GB just isn't enough to carry your entire collection of Police bootlegs and Greatest Hits compilations, prepare to look enviously upon this bastion of storage salvation. It's a 64GB iPhone 4, a s...
02:13 pm EDT - Wed, March 9, 2011
Engadget China clones the sliding netvertible tablet PC
We'd forgive you for thinking you're looking at a smartphone in the picture above -- seeing how HTC and Nokia owners have enjoyed this form factor for years -- but that's actually a netbook up there, ...
01:51 pm EDT - Wed, March 9, 2011
Engadget Hulu Plus on TiVo apparently being tested, live streaming to iPad apparently being considered
So, an update. Er, a refresher if you will. Back in September of last year, TiVo announced that ingrained Hulu Plus access would be coming to its DVRs "in the coming months," but we've heard precisely...
01:28 pm EDT - Wed, March 9, 2011
Engadget Toyota unveils its Global Vision, pledges 10 new electrified cars by 2015
Toyota's getting serious with this plural Prius stuff. If you still don't buy that Prii is the correct term you'd better hurry up and get over it, as the company just announced its "Toyota Global Visi...
01:00 pm EDT - Wed, March 9, 2011
Engadget VMware View brings virtual desktops to iPad with touchscreen-friendly controls (video)
Remote controlling your personal desktop from an iPad is one thing, but today VMware is offering something a little heftier -- a streamlined app to connect to enterprise-class virtual desktops. Like C...
12:32 pm EDT - Wed, March 9, 2011
Engadget WebOS will be on 'every HP PC' shipping next year, says CEO
You'd think Leo Apotheker, HP's newest CEO, would want to save a bit of thunder for his March 14th event. Instead, the man continues to unleash stentorian quotes with unabashed candor like today's cla...
11:58 am EDT - Wed, March 9, 2011
Engadget NES becomes world's least efficient flash drive (video)
Hold on to your Zapper, because we're about to blow some minds -- this Nintendo Entertainment System has been outfitted with a USB port, and its Tetris cartridge transformed into an 8GB USB flash driv...
11:13 am EDT - Wed, March 9, 2011
Engadget Canonical christens Ubuntu 11.10 'Oneiric Ocelot'
Canonical's still one month away from letting Natty Narwhal (also known as Ubuntu 11.04) out of the cage, but it's already teasing us with another OS flaunting an alliterative mammalian monicker. Like...
01:54 am EDT - Wed, March 9, 2011
Engadget Intel brings vPro to Sandy Bridge CPUs, makes losing your work laptop slightly less painful
Imagine, if you will, business travelers gallivanting across the globe with nary a care in the world -- secure in the fact that should they lose their laptop by hook or by crook, they can disable it w...
01:18 am EDT - Wed, March 9, 2011
Engadget TetherGPS brings GPS navigation to Nook Color, in a manner of speaking
The smart folks over at ComptonSoft are looking to provide GPS receiver to your mobile device in a rather unconventional way. TetherGPS links up your Android phone's GPS to the Nook Color by means of ...
12:38 am EDT - Wed, March 9, 2011
Engadget Microsoft's Ventura could be a cloud music video platform, have something to do with Zune
Zune hasn't gotten much love from Microsoft as of late, but that might change over time -- ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley noticed that the company is staffing up for a cloud-based multimedia project (by a grou...
12:06 am EDT - Wed, March 9, 2011
Engadget Nokia C7 with T-Mobile user's manual hits FCC: is this the Tiger?
Rumors have been circulating the past few days that Nokia would be teaming up with T-Mobile to release the Symbian^3-powered C7 -- right on the heels of the Nuron 2's possible cancellation -- as the T...
11:49 pm EDT - Tue, March 8, 2011
Engadget Instaprint service is the Polaroid of the Instagram generation, no shaking required (video)
Sure Polaroid brought its headline product into 2011 by teaming up with Lady Gaga, but most of us are just fine with using our phones to quickly capture memorable moments. Well, Instaprint aims to rec...
11:07 pm EDT - Tue, March 8, 2011
Engadget H2O Shower Powered Radio blasts the Biebs by way of micro-turbine
Forget the tablet, 2011 is the year of the shower radio! Last week we reported on Toshiba's wirelessly connected water-proof song box and, just as our nerves began to settle from the excitement, someo...
10:42 pm EDT - Tue, March 8, 2011
Engadget Research suggests text messaging could help smokers quit
We've heard plenty about the perils of cellphones in general and text messaging in particular, but are there some instances where it might actually be good for your health? Well, sort of. Some res...
10:18 pm EDT - Tue, March 8, 2011
Engadget Verizon CTO: 'working through issues' with LTE phones, still on track for first half launch
No blockbusters here -- nothing that's going to give you much insight into an exact launch day for the Thunderbolt -- but Verizon CTO Tony Melone made a few comments about its LTE handset launches at ...
09:56 pm EDT - Tue, March 8, 2011
Engadget Early mid-week shocker: research says we are overly reliant on GPS
Well, this can't be good, but it's certainly not surprising, either. Researchers have concluded that people living in developed nations have become overly reliant on satellite navigation such as GPS d...
09:35 pm EDT - Tue, March 8, 2011
Engadget Asus reveals ET2700 all-in-one desktop, lets you get touchy-feely with all ten digits (video)
After HP dropped its TouchSmart 2, myriad manufacturers jumped on the all-in-one touchscreen bandwagon -- and Asus has a new 27-inch beaut riding shotgun. Unveiled at CeBIT last week and dubbed the As...
09:11 pm EDT - Tue, March 8, 2011
Engadget URL Hunter game takes place entirely in your browser's address bar, courtesy of HTML5
That's right, kids: the tyranny of the browser window is over! Thanks to Corey from ProbablyInteractive (as well as clever use of HTML5 and the Canvas tag), we now have URL Hunter. Using the left and ...
08:48 pm EDT - Tue, March 8, 2011
Engadget Japanese elevators get voice recognition, Japanese elevator rides get even more awkward
We here at Engadget are all about helping the less fortunate, so Mitsubishi Electric's latest innovation in elevator tech has us all warm and fuzzy. The new interface allows for blind users -- and pre...
08:24 pm EDT - Tue, March 8, 2011
Engadget Eyez video recording glasses promise to 'revolutionize' social networking
Could this pair of relatively normal looking glasses "revolutionize" video on social networking sites? That's the bold claim made by the folks behind these so-called "Eyez," at least, which unsurp...
08:01 pm EDT - Tue, March 8, 2011
Engadget Second Sight retinal prosthesis cleared for sale in Europe, a better one already in development
We'd bother with the obvious, but there's no sense in acting exasperated that this thing is finally shipping -- let's just be glad it didn't take a day longer, shall we? Second Sight, a California...
07:37 pm EDT - Tue, March 8, 2011
Engadget Plugable DC-125 dock turns your solitary PC into a multiple workstation powerhouse (video)
We've seen a few docking stations 'round these parts that use the venerable DisplayLink technology to great effect, but nothing quite like this before. Plugable's DC-125 USB 2.0 Docking Client connect...
07:12 pm EDT - Tue, March 8, 2011
Engadget EVOtainment System brings emulation greatness to the HTC EVO on a Wiimote and a prayer
In a world full of cheap, plastic Wiimote accessories, aisles that overflow with flimsy little steering wheels for Mario Kart, one man found purpose. One man found something good to do with them. One ...
07:12 pm EDT - Tue, March 8, 2011
Engadget EVOtainment System brings emulation greatness to the HTC EVO on a Wiimote and a prayer (video)
In a world full of cheap, plastic Wiimote accessories, aisles that overflow with flimsy little steering wheels for Mario Kart, one man found purpose. One man found something good to do with them. One ...
06:48 pm EDT - Tue, March 8, 2011
Engadget Networked 'On Air' light illuminates when webcast begins, dims when it ends (video)
We won't get into the myriad ways to impress one's audience while engaging in a live video podcast, but here's one that slides into the 'surefire' category. The crafty folks over at MAKE decided to co...
06:25 pm EDT - Tue, March 8, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile's new data plans detailed, launching March 13th
As it turns out a 20 percent discount isn't all that's in the cards for T-Mobile webConnect subscribers. We now have what looks to be full details on the new data-only plans for laptops and other devi...
05:59 pm EDT - Tue, March 8, 2011
Engadget Chrome gets a performance boost, simplified settings interface
It was just a month ago that Google brought Chrome up to version 9 with various performance upgrades and other improvements, but it's now already back with version 10, which is fresh out of beta today...
05:21 pm EDT - Tue, March 8, 2011
Engadget Nintendo 3DS review (Japanese)
It's been almost a year since Nintendo revealed the 3DS to the world, trotted it out at E3, held proudly by a flotilla of genetically-cloned and identically-dressed ladies. Of course we knew about it ...
05:00 pm EDT - Tue, March 8, 2011
Engadget Phosphor Reveal wristwatch hands-on (and giveaway!)
It usually takes a very particular type of personality to buy a crystal-encrusted object of any sort, much less something that you'd drape across an exposed body part like your wrist. That said, the p...
04:46 pm EDT - Tue, March 8, 2011
Engadget Philips doubles up with both passive & active 3D TVs, new Blu-ray players in Europe
We got a peek at what the Philips/Funai combo has in store for North America during CES, but at today's Philips Pulse event in Barcelona it showed off even more of its 2011 plans. Most distinctively...
04:24 pm EDT - Tue, March 8, 2011
Engadget ViewSonic's dual-booting Android Windows 7 ViewPad 10 tablet now shipping
It sure took 'em long enough, but ViewSonic's dual-booting ViewPad 10 has finally, really, actually made it to America. A few days after the iPad 2 most likely sucked any remaining wind out of its sai...
04:02 pm EDT - Tue, March 8, 2011
Engadget Konect USB watch concept is awe-inspiring, hard to tell time on (video)
We've seen some pretty interesting and insanely unique watches in our time, and just when we thought we'd seen it all, artist Olivier Demange whips up this timepiece concept -- dubbed Konect -- that p...
03:41 pm EDT - Tue, March 8, 2011
Engadget Alaska's Iditarod sled dog race gains GPS, cellphones and live streaming
We were actually pretty shocked at just how stellar the AT&T coverage was during a recent jaunt to Anchorage and Fairbanks, but we're guessing it'll take a satellite phone or two to make calls fro...
03:20 pm EDT - Tue, March 8, 2011
Engadget Jolicloud renames operating system 'Joli OS,' promises new web and Android apps
Well, it doesn't involve the company's Jolibook laptop, but it looks like some fairly big changes are indeed in store for Joliclould's upstart operating system. In addition to confirming that version ...
02:59 pm EDT - Tue, March 8, 2011
Engadget Apple finds another AirPlay partner in Pioneer's VSX-1021 AV receiver
You may have laughed off the assertion made by BridgeCo's VP of Sales and Marketing back at CES, but the man's looking downright prophetic now. Apple has just nailed down yet another major player in i...
02:31 pm EDT - Tue, March 8, 2011
Engadget Deutsche Telekom thinking of merging T-Mobile USA with Sprint?
It ain't as crazy as you may think. If you'll recall, we actually heard last month that Deutsche Telekom was mulling the idea of spinning off T-Mobile USA from its portfolio, and now it looks as if on...
02:30 pm EDT - Tue, March 8, 2011
Engadget Immersion releases SDK to put haptics in Android, helps smartphones move what their makers gave them
About a month ago, we told you about Immersion's MOTIV dev platform to design Android apps with tactile feedback, and today its release has finally arrived. The SDK comes with predesigned haptic effec...
02:03 pm EDT - Tue, March 8, 2011
Engadget GumPack wearable vitals monitor: the new MedicAlert bracelet?
It may not have the charm or good looks of, say, the uBOT-5, but a new wearable vital signs monitor could cut back on doctor's visits for the chronically ill. Produced by a Kansas State University stu...
01:36 pm EDT - Tue, March 8, 2011
Engadget Next New Networks purchased by yesterday's old YouTube, more custom content on the way
Tired of the unprofessional, poorly-lit, generally unfunny clips that get uploaded to YouTube by the thousands every day? How about some rather more professional looking but still potentially unfu...
01:01 pm EDT - Tue, March 8, 2011
Engadget Opera Mobile Store launches, has lots of apps for lots of phones
Amazon is set to be launching its own little Market for Android sometime this month, but Opera just flinched first, flipping the switch on the Opera Mobile Store. It's an online clearinghouse for apps...
12:35 pm EDT - Tue, March 8, 2011
Engadget Android's everywhere! Xtreamer PVR to serve up a heaping helping of Froyo in your home theater
We got to check out Xtreamer's Prodigy media player and go hands-on with its Ultra HTPC at CeBIT last week, but it turns out that the company has another nifty device set to debut this year. After tak...
12:03 pm EDT - Tue, March 8, 2011
Engadget JBL's On Air Wireless AirPlay speaker dock gets official, unavailable to purchase
When we first peeked this AirPlay-enabled speaker dock, we were admittedly excited to see how things would turn out after it made rounds through the FCC. JBL just tossed up the splash page for the On ...
11:28 am EDT - Tue, March 8, 2011
Engadget Optical tweezers manipulate microscopic objects using an iPad, raw brainpower (video)
Okay, so maybe the whole brainpower thing is a distant second to the iPad itself, but still -- being a rocket scientist probably doesn't hurt when manipulating microscopic objects via a multitouch dis...
10:56 am EDT - Tue, March 8, 2011
Engadget Philips Fidelio SoundSphere WiFi speakers get AirPlayed
Add one more to the list of manufacturers supporting Apple's AirPlay. Philips just announced its Fidelio SoundSphere speakers that support WiFi music streaming over Apple's new media sharing "standard...
10:32 am EDT - Tue, March 8, 2011
Engadget HTC seeks EVO View 4G trademark, all but confirming WiMAX tablet for Sprint
Not that we were doubting the veracity of our tipster's info, but here's a nice fat slice of pseudo-official confirmation of what we were told a couple of days ago. HTC has laid claim to the trademark...
09:50 am EDT - Tue, March 8, 2011
Engadget Microsoft goes on a hiring spree for new Xbox hardware devs, staffing up for next console push?
Before you go leaping to any conclusions, do remember that Microsoft plans on keeping the Xbox 360 going until at least 2015 so we're not really talking imminent changes here. Nonetheless, the softwar...
09:22 am EDT - Tue, March 8, 2011
Engadget PlugShare app lets you share your plugs with other EV drivers
Are you the sort that doesn't mind letting random people pull up in your driveway to recharge their electric vehicle? Then you might want to consider using the new PlugShare app for iOS devices th...
08:49 am EDT - Tue, March 8, 2011
Engadget Sony's see-through Alpha DSLR gets the hands-on treatment, probably won't get a launch date
We've been teasing you with images of this see-through beauty since Sony announced plans to bring its translucent mirror to the A77. Unfortunately, we've still yet to get our dirty paws on its hard sh...
08:06 am EDT - Tue, March 8, 2011
Engadget Adobe Flash Player 10.3 enters beta before Q2 release on desktop, mobile to follow soon after that
Adobe's Flash Player 10.2 is (somewhat infamously) still absent from mobile devices, but the company is bravely promising that its brand new desktop beta of version 10.3 will be coming to both desktop...
07:32 am EDT - Tue, March 8, 2011
Engadget Samsung HDD manages 1TB per platter, areal-density enthusiasts rejoice
Solid state drives are the geek storage of choice, what with their quiet nature, blazing fast speed, and stunning good looks. However, the limited capacity and sky-high price of SSDs keeps many of us ...
07:01 am EDT - Tue, March 8, 2011
Engadget Boeing's new unmanned X-37B launches into orbit, won't come home until it finds Major Tom
Model X-37B might look familiar to you -- it was the name of an autonomous space vehicle that took flight just about a year ago, orbited for a whopping eight months, and then successfully returned to ...
06:27 am EDT - Tue, March 8, 2011
Engadget HP's Omni Pro 110 all-in-one aims to please the business set
HP's been cranking out all-in-one's for quite a while now, but the company's latest offering -- the Omni Pro 110 -- attempts to be a real hit with the business crowd. Behind that 1600 x 900 20-inch an...
05:55 am EDT - Tue, March 8, 2011
Engadget Adobe outs experimental Flash-to-HTML5 conversion tool, calls it Wallaby
Ah, if only we could flip a big happy switch and convert all the web's Flash content into (functional) HTML5 code. It's a dream shared by many and, funnily enough, the company pushing to make it a rea...
05:43 am EDT - Tue, March 8, 2011
Engadget Warner Bros. starts renting movies via Facebook
If you were looking for something more worthwhile to spend Facebook credits on than virtual trinkets for some game, Warner has an idea: all those movies you said you "liked." Starting today it is test...
05:02 am EDT - Tue, March 8, 2011
Engadget AMD launches Radeon HD 6990 powerhouse for $699, maintains 'world's fastest' title
If you're scoring at home, NVIDIA currently holds the lead in single-GPU graphics cards with its GeForce GTX 580, but ATI's dual-chip Radeon HD 5970 has been holding down the absolute speed crown for ...
05:01 am EDT - Tue, March 8, 2011
Engadget Lenovo ThinkPad X220 and X220 convertible tablet official, 24 hours of battery life promised
Come on, you knew this one was coming! Yep, that leaked Lenovo ThinkPad X220 with all its SSD and display options is now the real deal, and it's one heck of an ultraportable. Just as we saw from that ...
04:02 am EDT - Tue, March 8, 2011
Engadget Kinect hack turns Arduino-controlled delta robot into aggressive claw crane (video)
Candy crane, teddy picker, claw machine, whatever you call it, this arcade mainstay was robbing children of their golden tokens long before we slid into our first pair of Hammer pants, but despite the...
03:09 am EDT - Tue, March 8, 2011
Engadget Android Honeycomb's music app extracted, brings cloud sync and streaming to phones
Those who are familiar with Android Honeycomb might have already come across its music player's cloud syncing feature, though previous attempts to port said app to phones hadn't been successful. Whate...
02:28 am EDT - Tue, March 8, 2011
Engadget Cisco's Umi and TelePresence video calling systems: now with work at home and home at work
It was only a matter of time before Cisco's Umi and TelePresence services got together for some HD video calling synergy, and the company has finally enabled "full interoperability" between the two. N...
01:46 am EDT - Tue, March 8, 2011
Engadget Nao robot gets a new charging station, Kinect Wiimote controls
Robots that are able to find a charger and plug themselves in may not be that unique anymore, but most of those chargers tend to leave the robot with little to do while it replenishes its batteries. N...
01:02 am EDT - Tue, March 8, 2011
Engadget Editorial: Facebook, single identities, and the right to be anonymous
Here in the small but intense world of writing for tech blogs, trolling and spam are a daily nuisance. In fact, on a highly commented-upon blog such as Engadget, dealing with them (i.e., deleting comm...
12:34 am EDT - Tue, March 8, 2011
Engadget Skeletonics exoskeleton stars in thrilling demonstration video
This so-called Skeletonics exoskeleton may not have any motors or hydraulics like most of its powered counterparts, but that doesn't mean it isn't still plenty capable -- as a new, elaborately produce...
11:59 pm EDT - Mon, March 7, 2011
Engadget SNAK Facebook keyboard features custom hotkeys for all your trolling, poking, and cyber-stalking needs
Sometimes you have to keep tweaking a concept until you have a winner. Do you really think that Robert Amato, CEO and founder of Social Keyboards, quit when his dedicated Classmates.com keyboard flopp...
11:32 pm EDT - Mon, March 7, 2011
Engadget Canon's Rebel T3i 600D reviewed: not exactly a compelling upgrade
Shocker of shockers -- the T3i really isn't a monumental upgrade from the T2i that came before it. Granted, you could probably glean as much from the raw specifications list, but at least we've got a ...
11:06 pm EDT - Mon, March 7, 2011
Engadget Sensor-laden surfboard collects gnarly statistics, finally quantifies 'tubular, dude!'
Oh, sure -- it ain't the first time an array of data-collecting sensors have found their way into a surfboard, but the goal with this one is quite different than the one crafted last year at UC San Di...
10:09 pm EDT - Mon, March 7, 2011
Engadget Nokia E7 up for pre-order in the states with presumed April delivery
Dedicated stateside Nokia watchers, we have good news: the E7 is up for pre-order on the company's American storefront for a hearty $679. Set to ship in the beginning of April, this bad boy has been k...
09:46 pm EDT - Mon, March 7, 2011
Engadget Bloomberg: Microsoft to pay Nokia 'more than $1 billion' to make Windows Phones
Though neither Nokia nor CEO Stephen Elop ever said there was an exchange of billions of dollars as a part of the company's tie-up with Microsoft for the Windows Phone platform, Bloomberg is sourcing ...
09:24 pm EDT - Mon, March 7, 2011
Engadget ComScore: Android leapfrogs BlackBerry among US smartphone subscribers to take first place in market share
Last time we checked in with ComScore's report on smartphone platform market share among US subscribers three months ago, Android was doing a little happy dance as it overtook iOS for the number two s...
09:02 pm EDT - Mon, March 7, 2011
Engadget N64Boy Advance is one fine lookin' Nintendo 64 handheld
If you head on over to the Modded By Bacteria message boards you'll find that forum member Hailrazer has put together a little somethin' that he likes to call the N64Boy Advance. And like all successf...
08:42 pm EDT - Mon, March 7, 2011
Engadget Tesla Model S pricing and delivery details confirmed
Tesla took the opportunity just before CES to reassure potential buyers that its Model S wouldn't follow the competition by creeping up in price ahead of release, and now we have what looks to be fina...
08:14 pm EDT - Mon, March 7, 2011
Engadget JVC's GS-TD1 3D camcorder now available for $1,700
JVC promised back at CES that its new consumer-grade GS-TD1 3D camcorder would be available in March and, well, it's now available. While that may not be a surprise, JVC has shaken things up a bit wit...
07:53 pm EDT - Mon, March 7, 2011
Engadget Heads of Google, eBay, Facebook and Twitter will advise G8 summit on how to search, sell, poke and RT
So what if Barack Obama managed to bring the vast majority of US tech leaders in for a private meeting recently? Nicolas Sarkozy can do it too! The French président and soon-to-be host of t...
07:31 pm EDT - Mon, March 7, 2011
Engadget ExoPC set to release two all-in-ones in June, bringing its UI to MeeGo
Last we left off in the ExoPC story, the company had just brought its tablet to Microsoft retail stores, and while the startup's CEO Jean-Baptiste Martinoli says the sales have been strong (in the 10,...
07:09 pm EDT - Mon, March 7, 2011
Engadget NEC turns your arm into a touch-sensitive remote control
You may ask yourself, why bother tapping touchscreens or physical buttons when an accelerometer can be strapped to the wrist, turning any ol' arm into a wireless touch panel? That's the claim that...
06:45 pm EDT - Mon, March 7, 2011
Engadget Google Maps Navigation for Android adds real-time traffic re-routing
Google Maps Navigation becomes more of a threat to the traditional in-car GPS business seemingly on a daily basis, and they're taking another stab at it today with the addition of traffic re-routing c...
06:24 pm EDT - Mon, March 7, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson Windows Phone 7 device said to be just an 'old prototype'
Get your hopes up about that Sony Ericsson Windows Phone 7 slider that surfaced over the weekend? Well, then we're afraid we've got a bit of bad news. According to Mobile Review's Eldar Murtazin, ...
05:59 pm EDT - Mon, March 7, 2011
Engadget Skype to start serving ads in US, Germany and UK ahead of upcoming IPO
It's a common problem, not having as much cash as you want to, and Skype's solving it with a common web solution: advertising. It may come as a surprise to hear that the eminently popular voice and ch...
05:37 pm EDT - Mon, March 7, 2011
Engadget Pay-as-you-go shocker! CDMA iPhone 4 makes its way to Cricket Wireless (via jailbreak)
As any astute follower of the "pay-as-you-go" world knows, there are quite a few back alley Cricket dealers (and quite a few main street ones as well) that will happily flash any phone you give them f...
05:14 pm EDT - Mon, March 7, 2011
Engadget Samsung demos ambient light-powered transparent LCD
Wirelessly-powered TVs are nice, and transparent displays are cool and all, but what about an ambient light-powered transparent LCD? Well, that's nothing short of awesome. Samsung showed off just ...
04:53 pm EDT - Mon, March 7, 2011
Engadget Enzyme found to make fading memories fresher, old wounds painful again
There's something of a saying that you can only remember the things you try to forget, but if you'd prefer to hang on to those photographic moments from Thunder Mountain back in 1991, a gaggle of guru...
04:31 pm EDT - Mon, March 7, 2011
Engadget Fremont Motors shows off Fido electric scooter prototype
Most scooters are generally a bit offbeat in appearance, but Seattle's Fremont Motors has truly gone the extra mile with its new, all-electric Fido prototype. That eye-catching design also incorporate...
04:09 pm EDT - Mon, March 7, 2011
Engadget Intel's 1.66GHz Atom N570 slips into refreshed HP Mini 110 and 210
Remember that elusive Atom N570 that popped up here and there in machines debuting last month? At long last, the spec wizards over at Intel's headquarters have seen fit to divulge a few more detai...
03:47 pm EDT - Mon, March 7, 2011
Engadget Veho's Mimi all-in-one HTPC controller attempts to be a gamepad, looks overwhelming
So you've done it. You've bought a top-of-the line computer and turned your once-scary basement into the home theater of your dreams. But, since the HTPC is well, a computer, you're probably still usi...
03:26 pm EDT - Mon, March 7, 2011
Engadget Nissan Leaf delayed in UK, backup warning signal to blame
Surprise of all wonders, the Nissan Leaf has suffered another delay, but this time there's at least an amusing anecdote to quote while you wait. You see, The Northern Echo quotes a Nissan spokeswoman ...
03:00 pm EDT - Mon, March 7, 2011
Engadget Phosphor's Reveal wristwatch uses Swarovski crystals to tell time, bedazzle you
The Phosphor brand has usually been associated with E Ink watches in the past, but they're taking the off-the-beaten-path timekeeping technology in a very different direction this time around with the...
02:42 pm EDT - Mon, March 7, 2011
Engadget HP TouchPad emerges from the Vietnamese wilds, sporting SIM slot (video)
We've seen the HP TouchPad up close and personal, but only under strict supervision -- and now that we find Tinhte has been playing with a prototype for hours on end, you can only imagine our jealousy...
02:21 pm EDT - Mon, March 7, 2011
Engadget Samsung prices 950 Series 3DTVs in Korea, rest of the world soon to follow
We've been keenly tracking the progress of these 3D displays from Samsung, from their pre-CES tease -- where we were first told they were TVs, then monitors, then it turned out they were monitors with...
01:56 pm EDT - Mon, March 7, 2011
Engadget British property search engine Rightmove will soon list broadband speeds alongside standard home info
The internet, it's kind of a big deal. So much of a big deal, in fact, that UK property search site Rightmove is said to be planning to list broadband speeds as part of its standard information packag...
01:31 pm EDT - Mon, March 7, 2011
Engadget Dell ultra-slim laptop gets Cougar Point tease, Sandy Bridge Inspirons next week
While the Adamo brand might be dead, Dell's quest for the ultimate ultra-slim laptop is anything but buried. The boys from Tejas just let us in on their plans to unveil a new "ultra-slim" consumer lap...
01:00 pm EDT - Mon, March 7, 2011
Engadget Sony VAIO S arrives stateside, brings along an advanced extended battery
Oh, you were worried Sony wasn't going to release its new VAIO S ultraportable in the US? Okay, so it has taken the company a bit longer to prep the 13.3-inch laptop for its American debut, but it...
12:35 pm EDT - Mon, March 7, 2011
Engadget Western Digital drops $4.3 billion to acquire Hitachi GST, enter staring contest with Seagate
Yow. Western Digital -- the company responsible for shipping the planet's first 1TB 2.5-inch hard drive way back in 2009 -- just announced a monstrous deal to acquire one of its primary competitors, H...
12:11 pm EDT - Mon, March 7, 2011
Engadget Judge in Sony vs. Geohot orders YouTube and others to give up users' personal info
Remember when Sony sued Geohot and demanded that YouTube hand over the user info of all the folks who posted comments to Geohot's PS3 jailbreak video? Well, score a victory for SCEA, as the judge ...
11:40 am EDT - Mon, March 7, 2011
Engadget Microsoft's Windows Phone 'mango' update to miss 2011 target? (updated)
Paul Thurrott has been a trusted insider on all things Microsoft for as long as we can remember. As such, it's worth paying attention to a recent article he published on Windows IT Pro that calls for ...
10:58 am EDT - Mon, March 7, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Pro combines 2.8-inch touchscreen with a portrait QWERTY keyboard, modest specs
Samsung has just taken the veils off yet another Android handset in its rapidly expanding portfolio, this one targeting those BlackBerry-addicted portrait QWERTY keyboard lovers. The Galaxy Pro squeez...
10:32 am EDT - Mon, March 7, 2011
Engadget Nokia sells Qt commercial licensing and services business to Digia
Now that Nokia has shifted to a Windows Phone-centric smartphone strategy, it's only natural for the company to divest itself of responsibility with regard to the Qt framework at the heart of Symbian ...
09:32 am EDT - Mon, March 7, 2011
Engadget Lenovo posts ThinkPad X220 specs online, includes IPS display, SSD, and 23-hour battery options
Go to Lenovo's online store looking for an X Series laptop to call your own and you'll be greeted by the familiar X201. But go to Lenovo's spec sheet repository and you'll find a lush PDF file detaili...
09:01 am EDT - Mon, March 7, 2011
Engadget Superheadz Necono 3 megapixel kitty camera might tolerate you (video)
Wait, this isn't a crapgadget, although you couldn't be blamed for thinking as much about this three megapixel Necono digital camera from Japan's Superheadz. Hell, that's what we thought before diggin...
08:04 am EDT - Mon, March 7, 2011
Engadget ODROID-A tablet fits 1366 x 768 res on a 10-inch screen, dual-core Exynos inside transparent shell
Samsung might not have quite enough Exynos 4210 processors to sell a tablet of its own based on that Cortex-A9 dual-core beastie, but it's found a few to hand over to Korean partner Hardkernel for thi...
07:02 am EDT - Mon, March 7, 2011
Engadget VeriFone puts money near mouth, says it'll include NFC in all new POS terminals
Well, here's a bold step forward for NFC -- payment solution provider Verifone says its new batch of point-of-sale terminals will come standard with the touch-to-pay wireless technology. That's the wo...
05:19 am EDT - Mon, March 7, 2011
Engadget Denmark professor crafts a robotic twin: behold the Geminoid-DK (video)
Uncannily realistic telepresence humanoids aren't just for the Japanese -- this week, it was revealed that Denmark is home to a brand-new Geminoid -- the Geminoid DK. Modeled after professor Henrik Sc...
05:19 am EDT - Mon, March 7, 2011
Engadget Danish professor crafts a robotic twin: behold the Geminoid-DK (video)
Uncannily realistic telepresence humanoids aren't just for the Japanese -- this week, it was revealed that Denmark is home to a brand-new Geminoid -- the Geminoid DK. Modeled after professor Henrik Sc...
03:47 am EDT - Mon, March 7, 2011
Engadget Sprint's Nexus website is 'coming soon'
Just to throw a little more fuel on the fire, it turns out that directing your browser to now.sprint.com/nexus takes you to an landing site where you're told that "this page will be ready soon." Certa...
02:00 am EDT - Mon, March 7, 2011
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: ice castles, cardboard columns, and the Geneva Auto Show
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 showcased several jaw-dropping feats of...
12:30 am EDT - Mon, March 7, 2011
Engadget Switched On: Padded Windows
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.At the launch of the new iPad - superior for video chat, group presentations, and cutting cake -- Apple didn't miss a ...
11:24 pm EDT - Sun, March 6, 2011
Engadget D-Link outs hybrid powerline wired wireless router, does Atheros proud
Many moons ago, Atheros had a dream, of a future where a single device could simultaneously extend Ethernet, WiFi and powerline connectivity to any part of your home. Well, gents, the future is now, a...
10:06 pm EDT - Sun, March 6, 2011
Engadget Plug In Launcher for Android makes things happen when you connect USB or headphones
Plug In Launcher is a free Android app that does just one thing, and it does it well -- it launches any app of your choice when it detects power or a connected pair of headphones. In fact, it can pair...
08:50 pm EDT - Sun, March 6, 2011
Engadget Sprint announcing Nexus S 4G, EVO 3D, and EVO View tablet at CTIA?
The media -- yours truly included -- has been trying to figure out why Sprint has booked an insane two-and-a-half hour slot at CTIA later this month. That's not the kind of event you throw together ju...
07:38 pm EDT - Sun, March 6, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson Windows Phone 7 prototype caught in the wild?
Sony Ericsson was named a Windows Phone 7 partner a year ago, but -- like another we could name -- seemingly scrapped plans to produce a device and chose another OS instead. Or did it? Pictures of...
06:19 pm EDT - Sun, March 6, 2011
Engadget Google flips Android kill switch, destroys a batch of malicious apps (update)
When 21 rogue apps started siphoning off identifying information from Android phones and installing security holes, Google yanked the lot from Android Market, and called the authorities to boot. But w...
04:42 pm EDT - Sun, March 6, 2011
Engadget J.D. Power: Verizon has best call quality nationwide, T-Mobile consistently below average
J.D. Power, that well known arbiter of human opinion in the United States, has just released its latest study on customer satisfaction with wireless carriers. It addresses such things as (the lack of)...
03:06 pm EDT - Sun, March 6, 2011
Engadget Let there be light! Keyport Slide gets a LED insert
Okay, so maybe it's just the natural evolution of things, but it seems as if the purveyors of the Keyport Slide have finally given owners of the $80 key vault a LED-tipped insert so they can more easi...
01:29 pm EDT - Sun, March 6, 2011
Engadget AT&T and Cisco have WiFi on the cable box backwards
Adding WiFi to a cable set-top box is probably something every geek has thought would be a great idea, but we suspect you and AT&T aren't on the same page. You were probably thinking it'd be cool ...
11:47 am EDT - Sun, March 6, 2011
Engadget Electric car sales watch: 281 Volts and 67 Leafs sold in US during February
Neither Chevrolet nor Nissan have felt proud enough of their EV sales numbers to list them on their latest press releases, but our colleagues over at Autoblog Green have dug those numbers up anyhow. T...
10:30 am EDT - Sun, March 6, 2011
Engadget Motorola will upgrade your Xoom to 4G LTE -- even if you've rooted it
Happy news for Android tinkerers everywhere -- Motorola has officially confirmed it will attempt to perform its 4G upgrade on all Verizon Wireless-riding Xoom tablets it receives from users, whether t...
09:12 am EDT - Sun, March 6, 2011
Engadget Olivetti launches OliPad tablet, second coming of the typewriter?
It's a sign of the times: a company originally known for typewriters, and struggling to find its place in a tech-driven market, turns to manufacturing tablets. This week, Olivetti announced the releas...
06:34 am EDT - Sun, March 6, 2011
Engadget Teachers-in-training to get pointers, CIA updates via wireless headsets
Okay, so maybe there's no actual guarantee that headset-wearing teachers will be able to tune into top secret broadcasts from the nation's capitol, but once the infrastructure is in place, it's just a...
04:46 am EDT - Sun, March 6, 2011
Engadget Havok physics engine comes to Android 2.3, demoed on Xperia Play (video)
Great graphics are often a component of great video games, but fancy physics can help too, and last week Havok announced that it was bringing those to Android, along with all of the requisite developm...
03:16 am EDT - Sun, March 6, 2011
Engadget Earbud alarm clock takes the comfort out of sleeping
Love sleeping with earbuds in? Hate setting your smartphone in its alarm dock before you go to bed? The folks at Thanko have unveiled a little something called EARINALM which may be right up y...
02:10 am EDT - Sun, March 6, 2011
Engadget Skyhook brings location-awareness to the Sony NGP, including WiFi-only models
The news got a bit overshadowed by some augmented reality demos and a little game called Uncharted, but Sony also talked a bit about the NGP's location-aware capabilities at GDC this past week, which ...
01:08 am EDT - Sun, March 6, 2011
Engadget West Penn Allegheny Health System creates an emergency responder app, placing your life in far better hands
Creating a health-minded application for those who are unconscious, dead, or creeping awfully close to death might not do much good, but creating a health-minded application for those who care for the...
12:01 am EDT - Sun, March 6, 2011
Engadget Seagate ships 7,200RPM 3TB Barracuda XT internal hard drive, we wonder what took so long
We've been hearing about Seagate's plans to offer an unencumbered 3TB hard drive since May of last year, but despite promises of a 2010 launch and the release of similarly large HDDs from companies l...
11:11 pm EDT - Sat, March 5, 2011
Engadget Samsung says Galaxy Tab 10.1 is still on schedule, iPad 2 be darned
Samsung may have been humbled by Apple's iPad 2, but the company's apparently not letting that affect its plans -- without directly refuting statements by a Samsung VP that the upcoming Galaxy Tab 10....
10:22 pm EDT - Sat, March 5, 2011
Engadget Motorola Atrix docks literally and figuratively torn apart, hack enables Webtop over HDMI port
Motorola's got a fine smartphone in the Atrix 4G, but a mildly unsatisfactory pair of modular docks. Good thing, then, that you can gain the most intriguing functionality they add without buying one! ...
09:37 pm EDT - Sat, March 5, 2011
Engadget Aquafairy AF-M3000 might finally make consumer fuel cell charging a disappointing reality (video)
We've been promised portable fuel cells for ages, now. Ages! Finally one is only months away from release -- but its performance seems so limited we're not sure we care anymore. It's the Aquafairy AF-...
08:49 pm EDT - Sat, March 5, 2011
Engadget Redpark Console Cable gives iDevices an RJ-45 connector, not Ethernet access
Ever find yourself wishing your iPad iPad 2 was free from the fickle whims of wireless internet connections? Neither do we -- but, if you're the cable-dependent type, your prayers may not go unans...
08:02 pm EDT - Sat, March 5, 2011
Engadget RIM's chief marketing officer resigns
We won't read too much into this, but it comes at an interesting time -- with only a month left before RIM is expected to debut the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, the company's chief marketing officer ha...
07:05 pm EDT - Sat, March 5, 2011
Engadget PSP Go price cut quietly slinks away, now priced at original $200 MSRP
When Sony hacked $50 from the PSP Go's price earlier this week, it didn't exactly trumpet the news, and now it's looking like a permanent $150 MSRP for the UMD-less handheld was too good to be true. T...
06:03 pm EDT - Sat, March 5, 2011
Engadget Internet access blocked across much of Libya
It's sort of becoming the "thing to do" when people are revolting: find a way to cut people's access to the internet. This happened across most of Libya yesterday, according to various traffic monitor...
04:24 pm EDT - Sat, March 5, 2011
Engadget Handheld millimeter microwave camera to see through walls, your underpants (video)
You know those scanners that peep your naughty bits at the airport? Well, a team of researchers have been working on a handheld camera that sports the same technology, and while they're touting it...
02:22 pm EDT - Sat, March 5, 2011
Engadget Google Docs: now supporting mobile editing in 45 languages
Never mind the fact that you'll need to have a basic grasp of English to even understand this report -- if you're an avid user of Google Docs on your Android 2.2+ phone, you can now edit in 45 la...
12:19 pm EDT - Sat, March 5, 2011
Engadget Kayak to provide travel and flight search results within Microsoft's Bing
Bing Travel just so happened to be the one major aspect of Bing that kept us coming back, and now it's about to get even more irresistible. The famed Kayak flight search engine will soon be powering M...
10:38 am EDT - Sat, March 5, 2011
Engadget Archos planning to launch high-end tablets at IFA later this summer?
Over the years we've certainly seen that Archos can do some decent things on limited hardware, but of course the real money is to be found on the higher end, where your iPads and your Xooms play. Acco...
08:12 am EDT - Sat, March 5, 2011
Engadget Kinect hacks, performance art edition: pin boards, puppets and RoboThespians
Tired of Kinect hacks yet? We hope not, as the frequency and ingenuity of them only seems to be increasing with each passing week. The three in this latest group all fall more or less under the ba...
07:21 am EDT - Sat, March 5, 2011
Engadget Lensbaby goes practical with aperture-adjustable Sweet 35 Optic
We love a Lensbaby lens as much as the next hipster, but if there's one thing the Optic Swap system isn't, it's fast. Switching out aperture plates is a royal pain, and for those looking to simply cap...
06:27 am EDT - Sat, March 5, 2011
Engadget Russia's major mobile operators join hands for unified LTE rollout
Ringo and co. said it best, and now Beeline, Megafon, MTS and Rostelekom are getting a little help from their friends. Er, friend. Or maybe it's the other way around? At any rate, the first four h...
05:24 am EDT - Sat, March 5, 2011
Engadget AT&T to allow grandfathered unlimited iPad data plans on iPad 2, your weekend rave to continue
Good news, iPad 3G owners. If you were lucky enough to snag one of those coveted unlimited data plans with your original AT&T iPad, you won't have to toss it when upgrading next week. The carrier ...
04:50 am EDT - Sat, March 5, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 steps out with an FCC certification
Not much to look at, is it? Still, though, if you squint and use the most overactive parts of your imagination, you can kinda see how this is the Honeycomb-powered Galaxy Tab 10.1 that Samsung is ...
03:31 am EDT - Sat, March 5, 2011
Engadget How would you change Jolicloud's Jolibook?
Jolicloud's Jolibook may not be the hottest selling netbook in the universe (or maybe it is, and we just don't know it), but regardless, it's certainly quite the eye-catcher. For those who diverted fr...
02:31 am EDT - Sat, March 5, 2011
Engadget Behold Corsair's Force GT SSD -- flaming red shell and 500 MBs read and write speeds
Feast your eyes upon the latest and greatest SSD from Corsair, the Force GT. Aside from its flaming red façade, the Force GT also promises snappy 520 MB/sec read and 500 MB/sec write speeds tha...
01:26 am EDT - Sat, March 5, 2011
Engadget N64oid brings Nintendo 64 emulation to Android devices
There's not exactly a shortage of video game emulators for Android devices, but there has been one notable, 64-bit exception. That's finally been rectified with the just-released N64oid application, h...
12:42 am EDT - Sat, March 5, 2011
Engadget Microsoft kicks off effort to rid the world of Internet Explorer 6
"Friends don't let friends use Internet Explorer 6." A quote from any random web developer over the past ten years? Nope, that's from Microsoft itself, and it's featured on the Internet Explorer 6...
12:00 am EDT - Sat, March 5, 2011
Engadget National Day of Unplugging 2011 starts now, but only after you tweet about it
Darren Murph was scheduled to write about the National Day of Unplugging 2011, which spans from sundown on March 4th to sundown on March 5th. Unfortunately, this post was delegated to him too late in ...
11:09 pm EDT - Fri, March 4, 2011
Engadget Gizmo5 shutting down on April 3rd, credits can be transferred to Google Voice
Google may not have offered too many details when it acquired VoIP outfit Gizmo5 back in November of 2009, but it's not like any of that matters now. Gizmo5 customers around the globe are receiving an...
10:37 pm EDT - Fri, March 4, 2011
Engadget Sirius XM to debut Tiger Blood Radio: all Charlie Sheen, all day long
Charlie Sheen has a pretty impressive track record: in addition to a twenty-five-plus year movie career, he's brought tacky bowling shirts to the forefront of American consciousness, earned a Golden G...
10:04 pm EDT - Fri, March 4, 2011
Engadget NeuroSky shows off MyndPlay, we control movies with our brainwaves (video)
Would you pay $100 to control the outcome of a movie with the power of your mind? That's what NeuroSky and Triete Labs are banking on with MyndPlay. Simply put, it uses NeuroSky's $99 Mindwave hea...
09:36 pm EDT - Fri, March 4, 2011
Engadget Apple confirms $100 refund for those who recently purchased an original iPad
Much like the company did when it suddenly dropped the price of its original iPhone, Apple is giving $100 back to those who purchased an iPad up to a fortnight before the March 2nd unveiling of the iP...
09:00 pm EDT - Fri, March 4, 2011
Engadget MacBook Pro review (early 2011)
Apple might say we're in the post-PC era, but hey -- turns out they still make Macs in Cupertino, and the new MacBook Pro is actually one of the more aggressive refreshes in the machine's history. Not...
08:32 pm EDT - Fri, March 4, 2011
Engadget CBS & Turner Sports are streaming all the March Madness games to PCs, iPhones & iPads for free
Every year CBS has enhanced its March Madness On Demand experience, from HD VOD on cable boxes to HD streaming on PCs before adding PiP and paid mobile access last year. For 2011, a new deal has broug...
08:10 pm EDT - Fri, March 4, 2011
Engadget Google Maps routes itself to v5.2, gets hotpot tweets, Latitude 'pings' and better search results
We're still waiting for someone to one-up Google Maps Navigation, but until that fateful day shines down upon us, it looks as if we'll have to once again point our attention to El Goog. Google Maps ha...
07:47 pm EDT - Fri, March 4, 2011
Engadget Verizon hosts its own iPad 2 notification portal, no last-minute mention of LTE to be found
We knew good and well that both Verizon Wireless and AT&T would be getting their own 3G iPad 2, and while the latter is still trumpeting the original iPad on its site, VZW has gone ahead and put u...
07:24 pm EDT - Fri, March 4, 2011
Engadget AT&T Mobile Hotspot for iPhone 4 limited to just three WiFi devices (update: it's an iOS 4.3 thing)
Say it ain't so! According to this here slide, which details a bit of insidery AT&T information about the impending release of iOS 4.3, Ma Bell's iPhone 4 will have its Personal Hotspot restricted...
07:04 pm EDT - Fri, March 4, 2011
Engadget Coda sets target of 50,000 electric vehicles sold by 2015, mostly in the US
Upstart Coda Automotive may not have met its original goal to start selling its all-electic sedan in California by the end of 2010, but that's not stopping it from making some other fairly bold projec...
06:41 pm EDT - Fri, March 4, 2011
Engadget New SteelSeries gaming headsets come to CeBIT, now iPhone compatible
As you might have heard, a little something called CeBIT is going down in Hanover, and all the usual suspects are there. And that includes the kids at SteelSeries, who are debuting three more headsets...
06:19 pm EDT - Fri, March 4, 2011
Engadget EasySign iPhone app halts the print sign email cycle, trees everywhere celebrate
All together now: "flippin' finally!" For anyone in the business world who has been blocked from receiving information due to the inability to locate a printer, ink pen, scanner, publicly available PC...
05:56 pm EDT - Fri, March 4, 2011
Engadget Conan O'Brien produces a more honest iPad 2 promotional video
Feeling a little underwhelmed by this week's iPad 2 launch? This promotional video recently unearthed by Conan O'Brien goes some distance in explaining why this might be... and why you're probably...
05:34 pm EDT - Fri, March 4, 2011
Engadget USB 3.0 shocker! Supersonic Magnum thumb drive rocks 200MBs read times, sure to be rather pricey
You thought the 70MB/s write speeds were wild? The kids at Patriot are making the scene at CeBIT with the successor to the Supersonic USB thumb drive we first saw at the tail end of last year, and...
05:16 pm EDT - Fri, March 4, 2011
Engadget POV.HD camera review
It's time for another new entrant into the increasingly crowded pov camera fray, a high-end selection for current or budding professionals -- or well-heeled amateurs. It's the POV.HD from V.I.O. and, ...
04:51 pm EDT - Fri, March 4, 2011
Engadget Better Place swappable EV batteries priced, Renault is definitely onboard
It's going to be a little while before you're able to recharge your battery-electric EV as quickly as you can refuel your gasoline-powered machine. Until then there's Better Place, offering a suite of...
04:27 pm EDT - Fri, March 4, 2011
Engadget Intel's SSD 510 reviewed, measures up well against Vertex 3
Been wondering how that new 6Gbps SATA interface and Marvell controller have been treating Intel's latest SSDs? The answer, it turns out, is really rather nicely. Faced off with OCZ's awesomely qu...
04:04 pm EDT - Fri, March 4, 2011
Engadget Columbia Omni-Heat Circuit Breaker Softshell electric heated jacket review
Back when old man winter was first starting to bear down here in the States for the 2010 - 2011 Winter Season, we dropped by to check out a few toasty newcomers from the folks at Columbia. Pleased as ...
03:42 pm EDT - Fri, March 4, 2011
Engadget Harman-Mercedes Map Pilot modular built-in nav system becomes reality
A little over two years ago, we opined on the lack of decent built-in nav systems, hopelessly waiting for Harman and Mercedes to make good on their promise of an easily upgradable in-dash setup. Well,...
03:20 pm EDT - Fri, March 4, 2011
Engadget Elfoid is the human-shaped phone from Japan that tickles when it rings (video)
The Telenoid R1 achieved a new level of creepiness on the Japanese robotic front -- quite an achievement given the country's long history of oddball automated creations. Elfoid takes the cake, though....
02:56 pm EDT - Fri, March 4, 2011
Engadget ASUS' Jerry Shen pledges 3D tablet, MeeGo and Android netbooks, plus a 2012 Windows Phone
ASUS (A-seuss) CEO Jerry Shen is rarely a man without a good quote or two for journalists and this year's CeBIT has been no exception. Sitting down for a chat with some Russian scribes, Shen outlined ...
02:31 pm EDT - Fri, March 4, 2011
Engadget LTE iPhone noise builds steam with a grain of Wang
Has it got the fourgees? Well, if you're talking about Apple's iPhone and believe what you hear from China Mobile Chairman Wang Jianzhou, it very soon will. Following in the well publicized footst...
02:07 pm EDT - Fri, March 4, 2011
Engadget Smartphones and tablets still have a long way to grow
Anyone who believes we're nearing some sort of saturation point with the two hottest device classes of the moment -- smartphones and tablets -- ought to check out this latest data from investment bank...
01:42 pm EDT - Fri, March 4, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile getting ready to roll out new webConnect broadband plans, offer 20 percent discount
Already a T-Mobile subscriber? Been thinking about adding a mobile broadband plan to go along with it? Hold on to that credit card for a little longer, as we're hearing that the company is abo...
01:15 pm EDT - Fri, March 4, 2011
Engadget Toshiba shows off dual-core-powered Z2 HDTVs, Regza app for Android
Toshiba always likes to push the boundaries of TV technology -- Cell TV, Media Center extender TVs and its more recent glasses free 3D efforts come to mind immediately -- but there's always room for m...
12:34 pm EDT - Fri, March 4, 2011
Engadget Samsung finds parts of Galaxy Tab 10.1 'inadequate' compared to iPad 2, reconsiders pricing
Whether you love or loathe Apple, you have to be happy with the company's aggressive upgrade of the iPad. It has led to Samsung, purveyor of an Android 3.0 tablet by the name of Galaxy Tab 10.1, to lo...
12:13 pm EDT - Fri, March 4, 2011
Engadget Apple working on unlimited downloads of purchased iTunes music, setting MobileMe free?
You know all that rumor and speculation about Apple launching a subscription-based streaming music service? Forget it -- at least until the next rumor comes along. Bloomberg is citing three people...
11:35 am EDT - Fri, March 4, 2011
Engadget Japanese researchers weave capacitive touch into large-area textiles, want to make them wearable (video)
Conductive fibers, yo, they're the future. Japan's AIST is back with yet another quirky idea, this time integrating capacitive touch sensors into 1-micron thick nylon fibers. The results is a big old ...
10:36 am EDT - Fri, March 4, 2011
Engadget HP shows off Metal Watch concept (video)
Give yourself a cookie if you can still remember as far back as August 29th of last year. That was the day when HP's Phil McKinney teased the world with images of three new prototypes being developed ...
09:48 am EDT - Fri, March 4, 2011
Engadget Researchers find flaws in neodymium magnet crystalline structure, still in love with its personality
Given China's status as the worlds largest producer of rare earths and its recent proclivity for reducing exports of the stuff, everyone else is looking for ways to reduce dependency on rare earths or...
09:01 am EDT - Fri, March 4, 2011
Engadget Updated Windows Phone 7 update isn't updating some Samsung phones for March update
Man, talk about a flustercuck. After missing a cycle with its mobile phone strategy, the last thing Microsoft needed was a support fiasco related to its very first Windows Phone 7 software update. But...
08:09 am EDT - Fri, March 4, 2011
Engadget Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace returns to theaters in 3D February 12, 2012
It's time to mark your calendar Star Wars fans, whether you plan to be first in line to check out the new 3D-converted editions of each movie, protest their rerelease in a new format or just avoid the...
07:25 am EDT - Fri, March 4, 2011
Engadget VIA says Eden X2 is world's most power-efficient dual-core processor
Following close behind the low-power Nano X2 comes the Eden X2, or what VIA is calling "the world's most power-efficient" fanless dual-core processor. While we've yet to see any official numbers, the ...
06:44 am EDT - Fri, March 4, 2011
Engadget Multi-core voltage regulator uses fast voltage scaling to curb your processor's wasteful habits
Your processor may be able to react to your every, fickle demand when it comes to churning out the numbers that make the magic happen, but when it comes to managing its own power it's a bit more lazy....
06:05 am EDT - Fri, March 4, 2011
Engadget New Chrome OS update finally fixes the Cr-48's touchpad issues
Google's Chrome OS, and thus the Cr-48, has seen a lot of updates and big fixes since we took a hard look at it back in December, but the wonky touchpad, which we seriously struggled with, hasn't exac...
04:57 am EDT - Fri, March 4, 2011
Engadget WiFi-only Motorola Xoom appears at Sam's Club, bearing $539 price?
You might have seen Motorola's WiFi-only Xoom popping up at European e-tailers, but it's reportedly flying the red, white and blue today, having materialized at Sam's Club in the good ol' USA. Droid-L...
03:58 am EDT - Fri, March 4, 2011
Engadget Ask Engadget: what's the best iPad keyboard case?
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 Courtney, who obviously thi...
03:04 am EDT - Fri, March 4, 2011
Engadget Google's self-driving cars take TED attendees for a wild ride
Google gave folks a brief glimpse at its super secret self-driving cars last fall, but nothing like what it's just showed off at the TED conference that's happening this week in Long Beach, California...
02:01 am EDT - Fri, March 4, 2011
Engadget Microsoft tablet OS not coming until fall 2012?
We've caught wind of many whispers about a Windows designed specifically for tablets, but the latest scuttlebutt states we won't get to add them to our mobile arsenal anytime soon -- Bloomberg's anony...
12:56 am EDT - Fri, March 4, 2011
Engadget Editorial: It's Apple's 'post-PC' world -- we're all just living in it
On Wednesday, Apple introduced the world to the iPad 2. A beautiful device, to be sure. Feature packed? You bet. Soon to be selling like hotcakes? Absolutely. But the introduction of an iterat...
12:40 am EDT - Fri, March 4, 2011
Engadget Netflix for iPad updated with a new custom UI but loses features like DVD queueing
While its page on iTunes doesn't show any change, HackingNetflix points out Netflix for iPad was updated today with a new version of the app that gives it a customized interface instead of just pullin...
12:10 am EDT - Fri, March 4, 2011
Engadget Samsung's Exynos 4210 flexes 3D gaming muscle at GDC 2011 (video)
What might Android gaming look like on a Samsung Galaxy S II? You're staring it in the face right now. We spotted Samsung's Orion / Exynos 4210 at GDC 2011, showing off the power of its dual-core ...
11:30 pm EDT - Thu, March 3, 2011
Engadget ASUS U36Jc review
At this point, it feels like almost every laptop under the sun is being described as "thin and light," but the thinnest and lightest with a standard voltage processor? Well, that's a new distincti...
10:58 pm EDT - Thu, March 3, 2011
Engadget Sony celebrates PS3 success at GDC, 41 million sold worldwide
It's tough to get solid numbers out of Sony for hardware sales, usually they're cloaked behind a vague "shipped" figure, but at GDC this week the company gave us one rather impressive number: 41 milli...
10:14 pm EDT - Thu, March 3, 2011
Engadget Ford SYNC goes global, 2012 Focus will accept commands in 19 languages
For a long time Ford kept its best cars in Europe and Australia, leaving Americans to make do with the Tempo or teasing us with a Focus that wasn't nearly as good as those elsewhere in the world. That...
09:31 pm EDT - Thu, March 3, 2011
Engadget CTIA exec promises 'significant' new tablet launch at trade show next month
A trade show executive attempting to generate interest in his own trade show may not exactly be news, but CTIA vice president Rob Mesirow has made things a bit more interesting than usual by promising...
08:41 pm EDT - Thu, March 3, 2011
Engadget Sony's PSP Go officially drops to $150
It may not be the first time you've been able to snag a PSP Go for $150, but you can now rest assured that you'll never pay anything more than that, as Sony has officially knocked another $50 off the ...
08:13 pm EDT - Thu, March 3, 2011
Engadget Apple iOS 4.3 GM available now to developers
That's right, kids! The Golden Master version of iOS 4.3 has become available -- it's seeding as we speak. If you do any development on the iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, and you're ready to get to parta...
07:44 pm EDT - Thu, March 3, 2011
Engadget Fogale Nanotech takes the 'touch' out of 'touchscreen smartphone' at CeBIT
French sensor manufacturer Fogale Nanotech -- historically more of an industrial supplier than a consumer-facing one -- was demonstrating its non-contact capacitive sensors at CeBIT this week and how ...
07:16 pm EDT - Thu, March 3, 2011
Engadget AT&T to offer mobile hotspot on iPhone 4 starting March 11th, requires usual $45 data plan
Though it was kind of implied during the iPad 2 event yesterday when we learned that the GSM (that is, non-Verizon) version of the iPhone 4 would be getting iOS 4.3 with mobile hotspot capability on M...
06:48 pm EDT - Thu, March 3, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile offers Sidekick owners half off Samsung phones or waived ETFs
Well, we knew T-Mobile was promising an "easy transition" for Sidekick owners once Danger's long-running cloud service was shut down later this spring, and we now finally have the details on exactly w...
06:24 pm EDT - Thu, March 3, 2011
Engadget Galaxy Indulge microSDHC card regularly reports back to MetroPCS (but hey, you get Iron Man 2 for free!)
If you're the kind of person who buys phones based on Hollywood tie-in deals (and for your sake, we hope you're not) you'll be pleased to know that the Samsung Galaxy Indulge comes pre-loaded with Iro...
06:00 pm EDT - Thu, March 3, 2011
Engadget iPad 2: are you buying one?
iOS 4.3 is getting itself a pretty snazzy launch vehicle in Apple's brand new iPad 2. The thinner, lighter, faster Apple tablet now comes in a choice of black or white, has cameras on front and back, ...
05:28 pm EDT - Thu, March 3, 2011
Engadget Jam guitar input for Mac and iOS devices gets your axe into GarageBand
Hello Cleveland! Or, you know, wherever you are. Are you ready to rock? No? Oh, well, maybe just a little jam session, then? Apogee Electronics (no, not the company that brought you all th...
05:06 pm EDT - Thu, March 3, 2011
Engadget Intel Core i7-990X reviewed: best performance ever, but far from best value
As T-Pain once so wisely proclaimed, "it ain't hardcore unless it's hexacore." Intel should have no worries with its Core i7-990X, which has enough processing units to satisfy even the most demanding ...
04:43 pm EDT - Thu, March 3, 2011
Engadget Visualized: US smartphone market share, by manufacturer and platform, made pretty
They say a picture is worth a thousand words -- but in this case, a picture is worth tens of billions of dollars in market share. Nielsen has broken down its US smartphone market share stats between N...
04:18 pm EDT - Thu, March 3, 2011
Engadget Sony announces Move.me application for researchers and hobbyists, promises improvements to PlayStation Home
The PlayStation Move may not have proven to be as instantly hackable as Microsoft's Kinect, but it looks like Sony is now trying to change that -- it's just announced its new Move.me server applicatio...
03:53 pm EDT - Thu, March 3, 2011
Engadget Charting the upgrade path from DOS 5.0 to Windows 7 (video)
If you're old enough to remember tweaking your Autoexec.bat and tackling IRQ conflicts, days when launching Windows required typing "win" at a command prompt, prepare for a blast of nostalgia. YouTube...
03:27 pm EDT - Thu, March 3, 2011
Engadget AT&T introduces new post-paid plan for tablets, for those who prefer paying ex post facto
Month-to-month billing is a great way to go for those who aren't going to be traveling with their tablets all the time. If you'll be a more frequent mobile data user, but still don't want to get stuck...
02:59 pm EDT - Thu, March 3, 2011
Engadget RIM preparing to bring BBM to iOS and Android, change everything again?
Woah, now here's a juicy rumor to start your Thursday morning off with. BGR reports word from multiple trusted sources that RIM intends to take its BlackBerry Messenger outside the cozy confines of th...
02:39 pm EDT - Thu, March 3, 2011
Engadget Imagination Technologies' PowerVR SGX543MP2 really is faster, better, stronger (video)
You may have heard of the PowerVR SGX543MP -- you know, the GPU behind Sony's NGP and possibly on its way to the iPad 2 and iPhone 5 -- but chances are, you've yet to see it working up close. Well, fe...
02:06 pm EDT - Thu, March 3, 2011
Engadget Disgruntled Android developer sounds battle cry, rallies troops, demands Market tweaks from Google
A dude making a living writing Android apps -- who, by all appearances, is an upstanding guy with actual quality software in the Android Market -- is taking Google to task this week for what he calls ...
02:06 pm EDT - Thu, March 3, 2011
Engadget Disgruntled Android developer sounds battle cry, rallies troops, demands Market tweaks from Google (updated)
A dude making a living writing Android apps -- who, by all appearances, is an upstanding guy with actual quality software in the Android Market -- is taking Google to task this week for what he calls ...
01:31 pm EDT - Thu, March 3, 2011
Engadget BBC iPlayer will cost 'fewer than $10' a month for international subscribers
As you know, the BBC's iPlayer online video catchup portal is about to strap its boots on and go international via the iPad some time this year, a subscription service which has now been priced at "fe...
01:02 pm EDT - Thu, March 3, 2011
Engadget Apple iPad 2 Smart Cover vs. InCase Convertible Magazine Jacket... Fight!
By now you've seen Apple's Smart Cover, right? The mind blowing cover (don't call it a case) pretty much stole the show during yesterday's iPad 2 press event, causing children to weep at the sight...
12:37 pm EDT - Thu, March 3, 2011
Engadget Toshiba's TY-WSD9 wireless waterproof speaker gives Japanese shower singers an upgrade
Bath-time belters rejoice, for the folks over at Toshiba have bestowed unto you a 21st century solution to the waterproof radio. Okay, so it's not the first shower-ready speaker we've reported on, and...
12:05 pm EDT - Thu, March 3, 2011
Engadget Ball-throwing robot seal has a talent for basketball, embarrassing humans (video)
You pick up your first tan leather roundball at the age of 9, you practice religiously for a decade before you can even feel worthy of calling yourself a basketball player, and then you find a video o...
11:31 am EDT - Thu, March 3, 2011
Engadget Opera browser gets an over-17 rating in Mac App Store, reacts in good humor
You might not yet be aware of this, but Apple's policy towards web browsers is to treat the entire internet as their content. As a result, all browsers on the iOS App Store come with a minimum age req...
11:01 am EDT - Thu, March 3, 2011
Engadget Motorola Xoom 3G arrives in UK for 600, gets enigmatic listing on Amazon.de for "700
Yesterday we saw the WiFi-only Xoom get its UK pricing straightened out at £500 via PC World, and today Carphone Warehouse is putting up pre-order availability of the 3G-equipped version at a ni...
10:40 am EDT - Thu, March 3, 2011
Engadget LG Optimus Pad listed on Amazon.de for a slightly less crazy "899
Shortly after our first hands-on encounter with LG's Optimus Pad, we came across a press release from the company announcing the price for its 8.9-inch Android Honeycomb tablet in Germany: €999 (...
10:01 am EDT - Thu, March 3, 2011
Engadget HTC Merge rolls into FCC with mentions of Verizon
It's not much of a secret that the Merge is destined for Verizon -- but for some reason we can't put our finger on, HTC has been very careful not to mention the carrier by name since the phone's revea...
09:07 am EDT - Thu, March 3, 2011
Engadget Confirmed: Tegra 2-equipped Samsung Galaxy S II is coming
We've confirmed with our own sources what was almost an established fact already: there will be a version of Samsung's 4.3-inch Galaxy S II Android smartphone relying on a dual-core Tegra 2 chip for i...
08:34 am EDT - Thu, March 3, 2011
Engadget Microsoft resumes WP7 update for 'bricked' Samsung handsets
After much brouhaha and rigmarole, Microsoft appears to be back on track with its inaugural Windows Phone 7 software update. An update that wasn't actually supposed to do anything but prepare that fir...
08:10 am EDT - Thu, March 3, 2011
Engadget CE-Oh no he didn't!: NGP will be 'dead on arrival,' says ngmoco boss
In all honesty, you would expect the leader of a team concerned exclusively with producing games for smartphone platforms like iOS and Android to be dismissive of a new dedicated handheld console's ch...
07:09 am EDT - Thu, March 3, 2011
Engadget Zero XU electric motorcycle makes in-apartment EV charging a reality
The (newly updated) range of electric motorcycles from Zero Motorcycles is certainly tempting for those urban dwellers looking for a fun way to launch themselves over short commutes. But, for garage-l...
04:36 am EDT - Thu, March 3, 2011
Engadget Sony's NGP at GDC 2011: more video of the quad-core marvel in action
The headline just about says it all -- we've got some new footage (as opposed to what we've seen before) of Sony's NGP for all you gamers to drool over. Today at GDC 2011, we saw a live demo of Unchar...
02:56 am EDT - Thu, March 3, 2011
Engadget Sneaker speakers kick out the jams
We've seen homemade speakers crafted from all sorts of unusual objects, but these new sneaker speakers built for a design competition by professional sneaker customizer Nashmoney might just be the new...
01:41 am EDT - Thu, March 3, 2011
Engadget HP TouchPad shoots down planes, shows off next-gen Snapdragon's GPU (video)
We're willing to bet Qualcomm's dual-core Adreno 220 GPU is an abstract concept to most readers, but we can put it into perspective real quick -- here it is in the HP TouchPad, pumping pixels and mapp...
12:44 am EDT - Thu, March 3, 2011
Engadget Apple's iPad 2 keynote video ready for your viewing delight
Missed Steve Jobs' surprise reappearance to unveil the iPad 2 this morning -- or perhaps, are you an Apple fan who just can't get enough? Well, it just so happens that Apple taped its latest magic...
12:06 am EDT - Thu, March 3, 2011
Engadget TruPrint brings proper printer support to iOS if you brought the jailbreak (video)
AirPrint is great in theory, but in practice your chances of finding a supported printer in the copier room are roughly equivalent to spotting a yellow-eared parrot in the wild. TruPrint boosts those ...
11:32 pm EDT - Wed, March 2, 2011
Engadget Simulated Mars mission simulating return to Earth as we speak, astronauts genuinely overjoyed
We thought the Hundred Year Starship initiative to strand aged astronauts on Mars by 2030 was depressing, and in comparison the European Space Agency's Mars-500 project is little more than a walk in t...
10:54 pm EDT - Wed, March 2, 2011
Engadget 3M's 32-inch display with 10-finger multitouch steps out at CeBIT (video)
Though there are bigger multitouch screens out there -- and ones that can support more simultaneous touch points -- 3M's brand new C3266PW is the company's largest, said to be suited for industrial-st...
10:28 pm EDT - Wed, March 2, 2011
Engadget Barnes & Noble licenses Alex e-reader patents from Spring Design, settles dispute
You can now tack on one more footnote to the end of the Alex e-reader story -- Spring Design has finally settled its longstanding dispute with Barnes & Noble, and granted the company a "non-exclus...
10:00 pm EDT - Wed, March 2, 2011
Engadget iPad 2 arrives at the FCC
Right on cue, the three radio variants of the iPad 2 -- that's the WiFi A1395, GSM A1396, and CDMA A1397 -- have arrived at the FCC's labs for stringent testing. We're sure Uncle Sam's testers will st...
09:48 pm EDT - Wed, March 2, 2011
Engadget Nintendo GDC keynote roundup: Netflix and free AT&T WiFi coming to 3DS this summer!
We survived the keynote address here at GDC 2011, where Satoru Iwata and Reggie Fils-Aime just got done revealing a veritable cornucopia of info about the 3DS. On the video content front, the 3DS will...
09:25 pm EDT - Wed, March 2, 2011
Engadget Apple releases iTunes 10.2
Well, you'll still have to wait a little while before you can use it with your iPad 2, but Apple's already released iTunes 10.2 for those that like to be nice and ready. It brings with it support for ...
09:01 pm EDT - Wed, March 2, 2011
Engadget Apple's Digital AV Adapter also works with iPhone 4, fourth-gen iPod touch, and first-gen iPad
In case you're wondering whether Apple's forthcoming Digital AV Adapter is worth your $39, you might be pleased to know that said HDMI dongle is also compatible with the latest crop of iOS devices bef...
08:41 pm EDT - Wed, March 2, 2011
Engadget CE-Oh no he didn't!: Steve Jobs misquotes Samsung, asks what you're gonna do about it
Hey, remember all the fun last month when Samsung's Lee Young-hee said that Galaxy Tab sales were "quite smooth" but everyone heard "quite small?" Yeah, well, Steve Jobs doesn't. Before unveiling ...
07:58 pm EDT - Wed, March 2, 2011
Engadget iPad 2 vs. Motorola Xoom vs. HP TouchPad vs. BlackBerry PlayBook: the tale of the tape
You might recall we ran this comparison about a month back when HP's TouchPad was announced, but now we're back with a full set of 2011 devices as Apple's brand new iPad 2 has joined the fray. There's...
07:26 pm EDT - Wed, March 2, 2011
Engadget iPad 2 first hands-on! (update: even more video!)
Well there you have it folks -- the absurdly thin new iPad 2. We just got our hands all over the next greatest tablet from Apple and it's... very much the same, save for that new body. There's no ques...
07:25 pm EDT - Wed, March 2, 2011
Engadget iPad 2 vs. original iPad: what's changed?
Shockingly enough, Apple found plenty of things to tweak and update on its spectacularly successful iPad. Alright, so the screen resolution didn't improve and we didn't get that ultra-speedy Thunderbo...
06:25 pm EDT - Wed, March 2, 2011
Engadget Apple slashes original iPad price to $399, iPad 2 not up for pre-order yet
Steve Jobs told us earlier that the new iPad pricing will stay exactly the same as the original iPad -- meaning a base price of $499 for the 16GB WiFi version. Well, even though you can't get an iPad ...
06:15 pm EDT - Wed, March 2, 2011
Engadget The iPad 2
Apple has just made its second-generation iPad official! It features a 1GHz dual-core A5 chip and, finally, cameras, both on the front and rear. The new CPU is said to be up to twice as fast, with gra...
06:14 pm EDT - Wed, March 2, 2011
Engadget Apple iOS 4.3 coming March 11 with iPad 2, includes new AirPlay features and FaceTime
Along with the iPad 2, Apple's releasing the final version of iOS 4.3, which features the Nitro Javscript engine from Safari on OS X, new iTunes Home Sharing features that let you play content from de...
05:58 pm EDT - Wed, March 2, 2011
Engadget Live from Apple's iPad 2 event (update: it's over!)
We're going to be liveblogging Apple's iPad 2 announcement (and whatever else they have in store). Check back at the times below, and get ready to make history together!08:00AM - Hawaii10:00AM - Pacif...
05:53 pm EDT - Wed, March 2, 2011
Engadget iMovie, GarageBand for iPad announced -- $4.99 on March 11th
In addition the the announcement of the iPad 2, Steve Jobs just unveiled iMovie for iPad, so all your tablet video editing dreams are about to come true. So what does this new version of iMovie have i...
05:52 pm EDT - Wed, March 2, 2011
Engadget iPad 2 gets a Smart Cover
We can't say we were expecting to be impressed by a case for the new iPad 2, but Apple's pulled something of a surprise out its hat with its new Smart Covers for the tablet. Available in multiple colo...
05:51 pm EDT - Wed, March 2, 2011
Engadget Apple ships 100 millionth iPhone, 15 million iPads sold in 2010
Apple's been having one record quarter after another lately, so it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that it still has plenty more to boast about when it comes to sales. At it's event today, Steve ...
05:50 pm EDT - Wed, March 2, 2011
Engadget 100 million books downloaded from iBooks, Random House titles added
Apple's kicking off the iPad 2 event with some iBooks announcements. The first thing you need to know is that 100 million books have been downloaded to date from the company's bookstore. That's a lot ...
05:38 pm EDT - Wed, March 2, 2011
Engadget Motorola Xoom returns to PC World UK, this time at 500, promises April 9th delivery
Maybe PC World is trying to sneak the bad news in under the cover of the iPad 2 launch, but it's returned Motorola's Xoom tablet to its pre-order systems with a far less pleasing price than before: &p...
05:37 pm EDT - Wed, March 2, 2011
Engadget Rolls Royce unveils 102EX, the all-electric Phantom (video)
The word "experimental" isn't something you'd often apply to a Rolls Royce, a company with a history that dates back to the beginning of the 20th century and clientele that isn't much younger. However...
05:21 pm EDT - Wed, March 2, 2011
Engadget AIST shows off full-color night vision camera, well lit Bullwinkle figurine (video)
You might know them for seemingly ridiculous innovations like Segway shoes or the HRP-4C pop star robot, but the folks at AIST have put away the gimmicks for their latest invention -- a full-color nig...
05:02 pm EDT - Wed, March 2, 2011
Engadget Visualized: if the iPhone had happened in an alternate reality
This collection of devices -- from Germany's SKS Hinkel, and winner of an iF Product Design Award this year -- is really a video intercom system. But if you use your imagination, from left to right, i...
04:40 pm EDT - Wed, March 2, 2011
Engadget Fabricate Yourself Kinect hack turns you into a 3D puzzle piece
We've been whittling our likeness into bars of soap for decades, but lucky for us someone's come up with a far easier way to render our flawless good looks in miniature. Following in a long line of in...
04:22 pm EDT - Wed, March 2, 2011
Engadget Wistron's WiGO 1 and 2 streamers win iF design awards, presumably for strangeness
Though it could easily be mistaken for a dinosaur egg trapped in some prehistoric block of ice, what you're looking at here is actually a set-top box. A media streamer, to be specific. Details are lig...
04:04 pm EDT - Wed, March 2, 2011
Engadget inPulse Bluetooth smartwatch gets Facebook Places check-in app for Android (video)
Ever since Allerta released an SDK for its well-hyped inPulse smartwatch, it was only a matter of time before we start seeing more practical applications that take this Bluetooth peripheral beyond the...
03:45 pm EDT - Wed, March 2, 2011
Engadget VW's Bulli van concept does iPad integration right, shockingly
After seeing many atrocious attempts, it seemed factory iPad integration was something that simply shouldn't happen. Now, in Volkswagen's Bulli concept, we're seeing something that makes sense -- some...
03:28 pm EDT - Wed, March 2, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry PlayBook to be released on April 10th?
It's a short and sweet disclosure from BGR this morning as multiple sources have apparently informed the news outlet that RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook will make its debut on store shelves on April 10th. ...
03:21 pm EDT - Wed, March 2, 2011
Engadget Bing advances past Yahoo! to become world's second most used search engine -- with 4.4 percent
How far we've come from the heady days when Microsoft was willing to splash $44 billion to acquire Yahoo! Since then, the online portal has done whatever the opposite of going from strength to strengt...
03:03 pm EDT - Wed, March 2, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Interview: Ryan Bidan, BlackBerry PlayBook senior product manager
RIM held a little PlayBook party here in New York yesterday, giving us a chance to hang out with Ryan Bidan, the company's senior product manager for the seven-inch tablet. In addition to chatting wit...
02:41 pm EDT - Wed, March 2, 2011
Engadget Cox breaks return cable upload record with Motorola's help, subscribers still waiting for their cable guy
There's a somewhat narrow category here, but Cox Communications just set a benchmark for bandwidth on its Las Vegas network thanks to an RX48 DOCSIS 3.0 receiver from Motorola. That rate is 356Mbps on...
02:13 pm EDT - Wed, March 2, 2011
Engadget Google adding web-based in-app payments, probably some time in May
It's not enough that you'll soon be able to make in-app purchases on Android, Google wants to give you an outlet for your app spending online as well. The search giant is hard at work turning last yea...
01:57 pm EDT - Wed, March 2, 2011
Engadget Genesi reduces price of Efika MX Smartbook, Smarttop, says it's for greater good
Back in September, we reported on the absurdly overpriced Efika MX Smartbook -- a little computer sporting a 10-inch display and a $349 price tag -- and it looks like somebody took note. The folks ove...
01:29 pm EDT - Wed, March 2, 2011
Engadget Supermicro and Fusion-io team up to deliver new SuperServers
Fusion-io's been in the flash memory game for some time, but until now it has been known primarily for screamingly fast PCI Express-mounted flash storage solutions with wallet-crushing prices. Those ...
12:56 pm EDT - Wed, March 2, 2011
Engadget HTC ChaCha to be known as ChaChaCha in Spain, somebody didn't do enough market research
As it turns out, the word "chacha" is used as a term of disparagement in the Spanish language. Coincidentally, perhaps after somebody hit HTC's marketing genii with a Spanish phrasebook, the HTC ChaCh...
12:22 pm EDT - Wed, March 2, 2011
Engadget Olympus SZ-30MR shoots 1080p video and 16MP stills simultaneously; Tough TG-810 is 'crushproof'
Olympus just loosed a trio of compact cameras. Let's start big with the €329 SZ-30MR. According to Olympus, the 30MR packs a backlit CMOS sensor with 24x (25-600mm) optical zoom and Dual Engine T...
11:48 am EDT - Wed, March 2, 2011
Engadget Google spikes 21 malicious apps with big download counts from the Market (update: Android 2.2.2 and up are immune)
We're sure that the debate of a carefully controlled and curated environment like Apple's App Store versus a free-for-all like the Android Market will rage on for years to come, but here's something t...
11:17 am EDT - Wed, March 2, 2011
Engadget Eizo's 27-inch ColorEdge CG275W has a 2560 x 1440 IPS panel, which will calibrate itself
Calibrating your monitor in order to maximize color accuracy is considered an inevitable chore for graphics professionals, but here comes Eizo with a defiant look on its face and a brand new 27-inch I...
10:42 am EDT - Wed, March 2, 2011
Engadget Shocker! UK regulator finds average broadband speeds are 'less than half' those advertised
You don't have to go to the lengths of compiling a statistical project to know that advertised and actual broadband speeds are two pretty disparate entities, but it does help. Ofcom, the UK communicat...
10:18 am EDT - Wed, March 2, 2011
Engadget NanoPhotonica develops S-QLED, OLED to develop inferiority complex soon
Ahh, the wonders of OLED -- flexible displays, great viewing angles, and low power consumption. However, the folks at NanoPhotonica have "perfected" a quantum dot display technology called S-QLED that...
09:34 am EDT - Wed, March 2, 2011
Engadget HTC Magic T-Mobile G1 gets Honeycomb port, Android past and future fused together (video)
The original gangster of Android, T-Mobile's G1, just refuses to quietly fade into the annals of history. Even in spite of its long overdue end of retail life last summer, the handset continues to see...
06:17 am EDT - Wed, March 2, 2011
Engadget The Charlie Sheen meltdown will be twitterized #Winning #Duh
Put down the search bar and step away from the television. Charlie Sheen's Twitter account has just been certified genuine letting you watch the train wreck at 140 frames per second.Continue reading T...
04:50 am EDT - Wed, March 2, 2011
Engadget NVIDIA's faulty GPU class action settlement challenged, but time's running out
Remember when NVIDIA was caught selling defective mobile graphics chips, and agreed to provide bargain-basement replacement laptops to make a class-action lawsuit go away? At least one gentleman w...
03:35 am EDT - Wed, March 2, 2011
Engadget Emotiv EEG headset hacked into VR trapeze act, lets you fly like Superman (video)
Last year, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute students built a virtual reality contraption that let them soar through the sky, held aloft by a trapeze harness and seeing through HMD-covered eyes. This y...
02:34 am EDT - Wed, March 2, 2011
Engadget $200 'Mini' NMR detects cancer faster and cheaper than full biopsies
Detecting cancer could be on the verge of getting a whole lot cheaper -- and better. Researchers at Harvard and MIT have come up with a device that, using a needle to get a tissue sample, has achieve ...
01:49 am EDT - Wed, March 2, 2011
Engadget Microsoft Windows Embedded Compact 7 now available, may or may not make its way to tablets
Back in June at Computex, Microsoft announced the successor to Windows CE -- Windows Embedded Compact 7 - and it's finally hitting the general availability mark today. The guys in Redmond posted a 180...
01:08 am EDT - Wed, March 2, 2011
Engadget Design project paints city's WiFi networks with light
We've seen WiFi detectors used for various DIY projects before, but none quite like this rather ambitious project cooked up by Norwegian designers Timo Armall, Jørn Knutsen, and Einar Sneve Mar...
11:54 pm EDT - Tue, March 1, 2011
Engadget Older TiVo Series 3 HD boxes will work with the iPad remote app soon
The companion app for TiVo Premiere DVRs worked out well when we reviewed it, but ZatzNotFunny points out it could get even better soon when it will feature "limited support" for Series 3 / HD boxes, ...
11:26 pm EDT - Tue, March 1, 2011
Engadget Prospero the robotic farmer robotically plants seeds, makes humans even more lazy (video)
Let's face it -- humans are lazy, yet incredibly industrious. We've seen everything from a self-making bed, to a channel-changer to even a touchless keyboard. And now, we're blessed with a robot that ...
10:58 pm EDT - Tue, March 1, 2011
Engadget Random House switches e-book pricing models, clears way for entrance into iBookstore
Well, it looks like the last major holdout from Apple's iBookstore could soon be joining its rivals on iOS devices -- Random House announced today that it's abandoning its current pricing model for e-...
10:30 pm EDT - Tue, March 1, 2011
Engadget HP derides BlackBerry PlayBook OS as a 'fast imitation' of webOS, RIM says it's just good UI design
It's not rare to hear talk of other operating systems employing webOS-like elements -- we've been asking to see its elegant notification system in iOS for years -- but RIM's BlackBerry Playbook borrow...
10:09 pm EDT - Tue, March 1, 2011
Engadget Microsoft's Rahul Sood says every PC industry exec should use a MacBook
Voodoo founder Rahul Sood has never shied from controversy -- he famously cut a cake with a MacBook Air during his tenure at HP -- and today he's expressing his love for Apple hardware from his pulpit...
09:46 pm EDT - Tue, March 1, 2011
Engadget Saab shows off Android-based IQon in-car infotainment system
It may not be the first to produce an Android-based in-car infotainment system, but Saab is diving headlong into the fray with its new IQon platform that it's just unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show. I...
09:22 pm EDT - Tue, March 1, 2011
Engadget Google gifts Xoom tablets to game devs at GDC 2011
Google's notoriously generous at developer events, tossing out free devices like candy on Halloween, but here at the Game Developer Conference in San Francisco it's letting them flow like wine. Each a...
08:54 pm EDT - Tue, March 1, 2011
Engadget Comcast releases Xfinity TV remote control app for Android devices
After debuting on the iPad and iPhone, Comcast has finally released its Xfinity TV app for Android. Right now it only supports basic features like remote controlling cable boxes, scheduling DVR record...
08:31 pm EDT - Tue, March 1, 2011
Engadget Trillian gets there first, brings Continuous Client features to latest build
Well this is rather awesome. Cerulean Studios may have just become the first company in the world to implement some of the ideas I hatched in an editorial I wrote about a little something called the C...
08:13 pm EDT - Tue, March 1, 2011
Engadget We're liveblogging from Apple's iPad 2 event tomorrow... be there!
There's really no telling what could happen tomorrow at Apple's little event. Sure, the company could talk about its success with iOS devices, how well the iPad has sold, and then introduce a brand ne...
07:53 pm EDT - Tue, March 1, 2011
Engadget Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 hands-on
Unless you're eagerly anticipating your IT department handing one of these to you, something tells us the Stylistic Q550 isn't the tablet you're looking for. Why's that? Everything about the exper...
07:31 pm EDT - Tue, March 1, 2011
Engadget Verizon targeting mid-summer for tiered data plans, doesn't yet know what kinds of tiers they'll be
Verizon's made no secret of the fact that $30 unlimited smartphone data wouldn't last forever, but CFO Fran Shammo just made things a little more interesting today at the same Morgan Stanley conferenc...
07:08 pm EDT - Tue, March 1, 2011
Engadget Amazon Appstore for Android launching this month?
We've already had some indication that Amazon's own app store for Android devices would be launching fairly shortly, and it now looks like it could be coming as soon as this month. That word comes fro...
06:46 pm EDT - Tue, March 1, 2011
Engadget Panasonic puts pricetags on 2011 Blu-ray players, HTIB & soundbars
Of course, it's not all about new TVs, as Panasonic also took the opportunity today to bust out MSRPs for a slew of other home theater products. As it mentioned at CES, the connected features of its 2...
06:23 pm EDT - Tue, March 1, 2011
Engadget Survey finds a quarter of adults in the US and UK are 'avid' mobile gamers
Just how many cellphone users can be considered gamers these days? According to a new survey from PopCap Games and Information Solutions Group, about a quarter of adults in the US and UK have play...
06:01 pm EDT - Tue, March 1, 2011
Engadget Panasonic celebrates higher plasma TV sales for 2010, sets prices for 2011
After setting its LED pricing for the year to come, Panasonic has finally set its plasma HDTV info in stone. Again matching the information leaked from retailers, the MSRPs (before any retailer discou...
05:38 pm EDT - Tue, March 1, 2011
Engadget Force Dynamics 401cr test drive (video)
If you're old enough to have spent any time in an arcade, surely at some point you splurged an extra couple of quarters to play a game in a seat that moved a bit, shook a bit, made some feeble attempt...
05:15 pm EDT - Tue, March 1, 2011
Engadget AMD compares upcoming Llano Fusion APU with Intel Core i7, puts the heat on Sandy Bridge (video)
So far, AMD's new Fusion chips have been all about the low-end, whether you're talking in terms of price, performance or power consumption, but the company has a vision for its future that has these n...
04:52 pm EDT - Tue, March 1, 2011
Engadget ASUS Eee PC 1015B and 1215B hands-on
Okay, picture an ASUS Eee PC 1015. Got it? Good -- now picture it with AMD Fusion internals. Boom: the 1015B is born. We spied versions in both white and black trim here at CeBIT, promising 1080p ...
04:31 pm EDT - Tue, March 1, 2011
Engadget Xtreamer Ultra HTPC hands-on -- and Prodigy eyes-on
First, the good news: Xtreamer has its lovely little Ultra HTPC out and hooked up here at CeBIT. Now, the bad: the considerably more beautiful Prodigy streamer is under lock and key, and they won't be...
04:10 pm EDT - Tue, March 1, 2011
Engadget Fujitsu and partners show off cord-free display using SUPA wireless power (video)
Cords suck. They tangle, they get lost, they're never long enough, and you never have the kind you need. Indeed, wireless displays are nothing new -- but when you hear "wireless display," you typicall...
03:49 pm EDT - Tue, March 1, 2011
Engadget Panasonic GF2 crashes the Engadget reader meetup, collects a gallery of memories sample images
Our reader meetup this past Friday in San Francisco was infiltrated by a somewhat unusual assailant, Panasonic's GF2 Micro Four Thirds shooter. Sporting a new, significantly thinner, pancake lens prim...
03:27 pm EDT - Tue, March 1, 2011
Engadget Xperia Play goes back to the FCC, this time with GSM (update)
We're all familiar with this handset by now, but what we weren't suspecting (although we have yet to finish our first cup of coffee) to see a GSM version of the Xperia Play come through the FCC this s...
03:08 pm EDT - Tue, March 1, 2011
Engadget Timescape Sci-Fi watch makes you work for the time of day, looks good doing it (video)
If you're like us, you don't mind working that grey matter to tell the time, especially if the watch your wearing looks and acts like something ripped from the U.S.S. Enterprise. The Timescape Sci-Fi ...
02:42 pm EDT - Tue, March 1, 2011
Engadget NVIDIA Tegra Zone officially launched, takes Android to new dual-core heights
It's the first of March, which in NVIDIA land means no longer just talking about Tegra Zone, but actually activating it and letting users see what all the fuss is about. For those who've not yet heard...
02:24 pm EDT - Tue, March 1, 2011
Engadget Chord Electronics builds a Google boombox you can't buy, but wish you could
Do you find yourself uninspired by the staid and predictable aesthetics of today's boomboxes? Well, if you dig the red, yellow, green, and blue look, the folks at Chord Electronics have delivered ...
02:03 pm EDT - Tue, March 1, 2011
Engadget iPad gets approval from FAA to replace paper flight charts and maps
The Federal Aviation Administration is moving with the times, it would seem, as it has just granted the first approval for the use of iPads instead of paper charts for informing airline pilots while o...
01:43 pm EDT - Tue, March 1, 2011
Engadget Panasonic confirms pricing, ship dates for 2011 LCD TV models
Even while its newest plasmas are starting to show up on store shelves Panasonic so far is only issuing a press release with pricing and availability for its 2011 LCD HDTVs so far, confirming much o...
01:16 pm EDT - Tue, March 1, 2011
Engadget Steve Jobs' knighthood rejected by Gordon Brown?
As a loyal iPod user, you'd have thought that Queen Elizabeth II would have seen fit to bestow an honorary knighthood on a certain Steven Paul Jobs by now. After all, Sir Bill received his back in 200...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, March 1, 2011
Engadget Bigfoot brings Killer bandwidth management to laptops via Wireless N module
Good news for the Bigfoot faithful -- the bandwidth management technology that's been making your desktop gaming experience smoother for years is just about ready for the laptop sector. When we spoke ...
12:32 pm EDT - Tue, March 1, 2011
Engadget Scientists figure out how to see through walls, sort of
We all know that light can't exactly pass through solid objects -- unless of course, you're using a laser or something. Yes, X-rays allow us to look into suitcases at the airport and broken bones in o...
12:02 pm EDT - Tue, March 1, 2011
Engadget MSI's Radeon HD 6990-based graphics card looks the part (video)
If you've got a desktop case with a view, we can't think of a better thing to put on prominent display than a giant, red-trimmed graphics card -- and that's exactly what MSI's new Radeon HD 6990-based...
11:37 am EDT - Tue, March 1, 2011
Engadget Shuttle H7 Pro, H3, and XG41 HTPC hands-on
Shuttle's diving headlong into Sandy Bridge to shore up its ever-expanding line of barebones HTPC systems at CeBIT this week, showing off the H3 model (pictured above) featuring support for up to 16GB...
11:06 am EDT - Tue, March 1, 2011
Engadget Panasonic abandons Jungle portable gaming project, probably scared off by the NGP
Panasonic has decided to discontinue development of its audacious Jungle portable gaming console, citing "changes in the market and in our own strategic direction" as the reasons. If we had to guess, ...
10:44 am EDT - Tue, March 1, 2011
Engadget Tobii and Lenovo show off prototype eye-controlled laptop, we go eyes-on (video)
A lot of companies -- including heavyweights like Microsoft -- believe that motion control is the future of the human-machine interface. But it's an awful lot of work to wave your hands around every t...
10:15 am EDT - Tue, March 1, 2011
Engadget Motorola prices WiFi-only Xoom at 450 in the UK (update: "700 in Germany with 3G)
Finally Motorola gives us a chance to say something positive about its pricing of the 10.1-inch, Tegra 2-powered Xoom tablet. UK electronics retailer PC World has just put up its Xoom pre-order page, ...
05:01 am EDT - Tue, March 1, 2011
Engadget RIP, Danger, 2002 - 2011: Microsoft axing service on May 31st, T-Mobile promises customers an 'easy transition'
Oh, come on, you saw this coming: Kin represented what was supposed to be Danger's rebirth under Microsoft's half-billion-dollar umbrella -- and when that failed, there wasn't really a future for thes...
04:21 am EDT - Tue, March 1, 2011
Engadget Barnes & Noble now selling the Nook Color on eBay for $199
Well, this one strikes us as a little... odd. Barnes & Noble is currently selling its Nook Color on eBay (along with plenty of other things). The truly interesting part, however, is that the price...
04:16 am EDT - Tue, March 1, 2011
Engadget Comcast CEO talks about the merger, 'cool new devices' like the iPad and why he doesn't fear Netflix
Now that the world has had a few weeks to get used to the new Comcast/NBC collabo (but not that ugly purple logo), CEO Brian Roberts talked to the Wall Street Journal about plans for the future, incl...
03:19 am EDT - Tue, March 1, 2011
Engadget Microsoft to demo Windows 8 tablet interface in June?
At this point, the only thing keeping Microsoft in the tablet conversation are rumors of its Windows 8 or Windows Next, and lo and behold we've got another one to add to the pile. While we heard last ...
02:26 am EDT - Tue, March 1, 2011
Engadget LG Optimus 2X coming to Europe in March, a little later than planned
European dual-core aficionados were promised their fix way back in January from LG, however the Korean company's delivery schedule evidently slipped a tiny bit as we're today bidding adieu to the mont...
01:41 am EDT - Tue, March 1, 2011
Engadget Bentley Collection iPad, iPhone, and BlackBerry cases are made of rich, non-Corinthian leather
If you'd like to give your iPad the same cosseting your posterior receives when you slot into the sport buckets in your Continental GT then you, good chap, are in luck. Bentley's "luxury leather partn...
12:00 am EDT - Tue, March 1, 2011
Engadget Mac OS X Lion hands-on preview
Apple announced Mac OS X Lion with considerable fanfare at its Back to the Mac event last October, and now it's dropped the first developer preview on the world -- giving us a chance to sample some of...
11:22 pm EDT - Mon, February 28, 2011
Engadget Google restores Gmail access to one-third of affected users
If you've been following the seemingly-massive Gmail outage, you'll know that it's actually not as massive as it sounds. Google's revised its estimate again to say that only "0.02% of Google Mail user...
11:10 pm EDT - Mon, February 28, 2011
Engadget Samsung's 8.9-inch Galaxy Tab likely to launch at CTIA
Torn between the 7-inch and 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab? Well, it looks like Samsung is about to solve that problem for you come March 22nd. According to an invite making the rounds, the Samsung Mobile t...
10:49 pm EDT - Mon, February 28, 2011
Engadget Android 2.3.2 Gingerbread leaks for Samsung Galaxy S
Not every Galaxy S user around the globe even has Froyo yet -- but Samsung's ready to move on, it seems, crafting a ROM based on Android 2.3.2 (in other words, quite recently) for the i9000 model that...
10:21 pm EDT - Mon, February 28, 2011
Engadget Motorola subsidiary 3LM to offer enterprise-class device management for Android; HTC, Sony Ericsson, others on board
Apple's been working hard to chip away at RIM's lead in the enterprise over the last couple years by beefing up iOS' IT policy management chops in ways that traditionally only BlackBerry (and the now-...
09:43 pm EDT - Mon, February 28, 2011
Engadget Tablet shocker! MSI WindPad 100A packs Tegra 2 and will ship with Honeycomb
At this point, MSI has been showing off its 10-inch Android tablet for a good half a year, but at least this time it's coming clean with some specs, and they're actually not half bad. Yep, the company...
09:18 pm EDT - Mon, February 28, 2011
Engadget Sony touts high-speed 17.7 megapixel CMOS sensor for cellphones
It's been over a year since Sony introduced the world's first 16.41 megapixel CMOS sensor for cellphones (pictured at right), but the company's now finally back with another entrant in the megapxiel r...
08:49 pm EDT - Mon, February 28, 2011
Engadget Apple's Tim Cook hints at cheaper iPhone, prepaid possibilities to come?
Apple COO Tim Cook got all buddy-buddy with Bernstein Research analyst Toni Sacconaghi this week, talking about Apple's business strategy -- nothing out of the ordinary there -- but this morning, that...
08:22 pm EDT - Mon, February 28, 2011
Engadget Visualized: Honeycomb statue sweetens up Google's campus
Well, it didn't exactly make the most timely appearance, but Google's statue-makers have now finally delivered a monument to the latest Android release: Honeycomb. As you can see, they've also gone th...
07:54 pm EDT - Mon, February 28, 2011
Engadget Intel outs SSD 510 Series with 6Gbps SATA interface, 500MBps transfer speeds
We didn't think the previous generation of SSDs, topping out at around 280MBps read speeds, were in any way hampered by their celerity, but Intel's bringing the future to us whether we like it or not ...
07:33 pm EDT - Mon, February 28, 2011
Engadget ASUS Eee Pad Transformer shows up wearing Honeycomb to CeBIT (video)
Here's a trend we can get behind: ASUS and others are remixing existing, yet-to-be-released Android tablets with Honeycomb where it makes sense to do so. The Eee Pad MeMO, for instance, is now being p...
07:11 pm EDT - Mon, February 28, 2011
Engadget PlayStation 3 shipments to Europe now being seized after LG wins injunction against Sony
Sony and LG have been going toe to toe with allegations of patent infringement for over a year now, but Sony's now been dealt what's surely its biggest setback to date in Europe. The civil court of ju...
06:48 pm EDT - Mon, February 28, 2011
Engadget Motorola's Sanjay Jha hints at a 7-inch tablet before the end of the year, foresees tablet prices dropping
Motorola's CEO Sanjay Jha had hinted once before that there would be a family of Motorola tablets, but speaking at Morgan Stanley's Technology, Media & Telecom Conference today, he promised that t...
06:46 pm EDT - Mon, February 28, 2011
Engadget Motorola: all our high-end smartphones will have Webtop from June onwards
You know how Motorola's Atrix is unique in having all these docking stations and a Webtop app that collectively turn it into a far more versatile computer than your average superpowered smartphone?...
06:35 pm EDT - Mon, February 28, 2011
Engadget MSI Dual Pad concept eyes-on (video)
Complementing the integrated projector concept introduced at CES last month, MSI brought a new not-for-sale hottie to its CeBIT booth this week in the form of the Dual Pad, which is... well, literally...
06:21 pm EDT - Mon, February 28, 2011
Engadget Nintendo 3DS gets torn apart and hacked a day after Japanese launch
So you just got a Nintendo 3DS following its launch in Japan -- what do you do? While most would be content to simply pass the time with Pilotwings for at least a few days, others are a bit more.....
05:52 pm EDT - Mon, February 28, 2011
Engadget Radeon HD 6990 pictured, GeForce GTX 590 rumored for PAX East 2011 reveal
Multiple cores are old hat, particularly in the GPU world where you can have hundreds of simultaneous processing units working in concert, but multiple GPUs on the same PCB, that's still exciting terr...
05:28 pm EDT - Mon, February 28, 2011
Engadget MSI WindPad 110W eyes-on (video)
Joining its Intel-powered 100W cousin at CeBIT this week is MSI's WindPad 110W, basically an AMD Brazos-powered remix of the original with a slightly different design. You've got an optical pad on the...
04:57 pm EDT - Mon, February 28, 2011
Engadget TI-Nspire graphing calcs get full color displays, 3D, WiFi, and new OS
It's been a good year or so since the TI-Nspire line of graphing calculators got a refresh, but that was nothing compared to what the company's planning for this year. Possibly responding to changing ...
04:29 pm EDT - Mon, February 28, 2011
Engadget Hyundai Sonata Hybrid was delayed into 2011... by 'virtual engine sound' system
Remember how at the end of last year the US legislature decided to make it mandatory for EVs to churn out an audible noise while in motion? It was all in the name of saving pesky pedestrians from ...
04:01 pm EDT - Mon, February 28, 2011
Engadget Dell Venue Pro arrives in the UK at long last: 459 off contract, shipping in 10 days (update: Germany also)
Time for a quick memory check: remember the WP7 slider that Dell announced some months ago? That's right, it's the Venue Pro -- the one that's been struggling to meet demand in the US due to some ...
03:36 pm EDT - Mon, February 28, 2011
Engadget Official DirecTV App for iPad now available, brings touch controls to your satellite box
Apparently that "coming soon" teaser page meant only a few days, as the aptly named DirecTV App for iPad popped up on the iTunes store this morning. The features were pretty well detailed on the websi...
03:09 pm EDT - Mon, February 28, 2011
Engadget MobileNotifier: iPhone alerts improved (video)
If you haven't jailbroken your iPhone yet then MobileNotifier might just push you over the edge -- a place you're probably already teetering upon given Apple's pathetic push notification implementatio...
02:58 pm EDT - Mon, February 28, 2011
Engadget Mega Hurtz paintball robot is the remote-controlled, armor-plated tank you always wanted (video)
For whatever reason, the paths of paintball and robotics development have tended to converge. Latest in maintaining this fine tradition is the Mega Hurtz drone you see above, designed by a chap named ...
02:30 pm EDT - Mon, February 28, 2011
Engadget AT&T will start selling Kindle 3G e-reader in its retail stores from March 6th
AT&T is adding the first e-reader to its catalog of connected devices and, unsurprisingly, it's the 3G version of Amazon's latest-generation Kindle. There's nothing peculiar about this agreement, ...
02:03 pm EDT - Mon, February 28, 2011
Engadget Sprint's Total Equipment Protection app searches out lost Androids and BlackBerrys
Joining AT&T and Verizon in offering some software-based data security for owners of its handsets, Sprint is today introducing its Total Equipment Protection app. Funnily enough, it uses the same ...
01:34 pm EDT - Mon, February 28, 2011
Engadget ASUS Eee Pad MeMO and MeMic hands-on (video)
Though we played with ASUS' Android-powered Eee Pad MeMO back at CES, the company spilled a couple new secrets here at CeBIT today: first, it'll be running Honeycomb by the time it launches in June --...
01:31 pm EDT - Mon, February 28, 2011
Engadget HP's Quad Edition dv6t and dv7t laptops now available, Radeon HD graphics and Core i7 CPUs in tow
First they leaked, then they became official, and now they're at HP's online store waiting for your name, address and credit card information. The new Pavilion dv6 and dv7 laptops borrow liberally fro...
01:00 pm EDT - Mon, February 28, 2011
Engadget We're live from CeBIT 2011 in Hannover, Germany!
Though enterprise software and infrastructure tend to be the focus of the event, CeBIT always yields a few consumer-focused gems -- and with all the tablet action lately, we'd be shocked if we didn't ...
12:36 pm EDT - Mon, February 28, 2011
Engadget Beleaguered Huawei encourages US government to investigate it, quotes two presidents in the process
When you're the second-largest supplier of communications infrastructure in the world and your president is an ex-member of the Chinese military, suspicions of espionage -- warranted or not -- are pre...
12:07 pm EDT - Mon, February 28, 2011
Engadget Fujitsu's Stylistic Q550 Windows 7 tablet: orders kick off tomorrow starting at "699
Expanding on some tidbits fleshed out last week, Fujitsu has dropped all the details on its Oak Trail-based Stylistic Q550 Windows 7 tablet here at CeBIT this week. Along with your choice of 30GB or 6...
11:21 am EDT - Mon, February 28, 2011
Engadget Vodafone's UK network taken down by a break-in (update: some services restored)
Some of our UK readers have woken up to the less than awesome discovery this morning that their phones have lost all connectivity to the outside world. 3G, 2G, SMS, and BlackBerry services on the Voda...
11:06 am EDT - Mon, February 28, 2011
Engadget You Rock strums its way into Rock Band 3 Pro mode
Those seeking the upper echelons of virtual guitar wizardry have a third option now -- the You Rock Guitar, which is now compatible with Rock Band 3's Pro mode. So long as you've also got Mad Catz' MI...
10:09 am EDT - Mon, February 28, 2011
Engadget Under Armour's E39 performance shirt is electric (video)
If athletic events were accessorized with coffee, comfy pajamas, and a particular knack for sedentariness, well, we'd be champs. Alas, sports are more typically characterized by movement which, we're ...
04:00 am EDT - Mon, February 28, 2011
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: SunPower supplants Ford, lava power, and the airlifted eco shelter
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 geothermal power projects pick up s...
03:00 am EDT - Mon, February 28, 2011
Engadget Switched On: Back from the Mac
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.Last week's Switched On discussed Nokia's quest to help Microsoft create a third mobile ecosystem alongside those of Ap...
02:22 am EDT - Mon, February 28, 2011
Engadget Apple adds pattern locking to an iPhone app that you can't have?
The nine-dot pattern lock option is one of those uniquely Android things -- it's been there ever since the G1, and even if you don't personally use it, odds are good that you recognize it. So when we ...
01:17 am EDT - Mon, February 28, 2011
Engadget Gaikai beta goes live, brings Mass Effect 2, Dead Space 2, Sims 3 and Second Life demos to your browser window
Remember Gaikai, the cloud computing service that lets you demo video games in your browser window without downloading a thing? It's live, meaning it's no longer just us tech journalists that get ...
12:12 am EDT - Mon, February 28, 2011
Engadget Motorola Xoom overclocked to 1.5GHz, eats Quadrant and Linpack for breakfast (video)
Hold on to your hats, gents, because things just got real -- that's a Motorola Xoom in the picture above, clocked at a blazing 1.504GHz. While we highly doubt that's a new world record of any sort, th...