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11:14 pm EDT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Engadget Sony Bloggie 3D now available for aspiring James Camerons everywhere
Sure, we'll never see dreams of a 3D Cisco Flip realized, but Sony's offering the next best thing: the Bloggie 3D. The latest addition to the company's line of pocket camcorders was quietly made avail...
10:21 pm EDT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry Bold Touch makes brief appearance on RIM's website
As you may have have been able to discern from the multitude of leaks that have surfaced over the past few months, RIM is apparently getting set to debut a new touchscreen-equipped BlackBerry Bold at ...
09:51 pm EDT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Engadget Amazon launches 69-cent MP3 store for chart-toppers
Those with more obscure tastes may not find much to their liking, but we're guessing Amazon's latest move to sway customers from a certain other music store will please plenty of folks. The company's ...
09:20 pm EDT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Engadget Desk Phone Dock review
With every passing day, more people are ditching their landlines in favor of using their cellular phones as a combination device. Smartphones are no doubt excellent means of contacting other humans an...
08:51 pm EDT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Engadget Square to add encryption to mobile card reader, skimmers put on notice
It's only been a couple days since we first heard about Visa's involvement with Square, but the credit card giant is already making its mark on the mobile payment startup. At the Visa Global Security ...
08:29 pm EDT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Engadget Intel's Cedar Trail gets some specs, combines CPU and GPU on a single chip
That new processor smell has barely started to fade from Oak Trail and we're already getting some tantalizing details about the next generation of Atom chips -- Cedar Trail. As expected, Intel has mov...
08:07 pm EDT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Engadget LCD-equipped Cisco REN301 Residential Gateway stops by FCC, reveals all its dirty secrets
Ah, the all too familiar WiFi troubleshooting dance: the network goes down, you dig through the closet for an Ethernet cable, saunter over to the router, jack yourself in, type in the IP address, and ...
07:46 pm EDT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Engadget Verizon document suggests LG Revolution will have Netflix pre-installed
We didn't exactly need any more evidence that the LG Revolution would be the first Android phone to support Netflix, but a new, seemingly authentic Verizon document posted by an Android Central forum ...
07:00 pm EDT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Engadget Sidekick 4G review
It's been nearly two years since we last reviewed a T-Mobile Sidekick, and it would be a vast understatement to say things have changed. Then, they were designed by Danger and manufactured by Sharp, a...
06:30 pm EDT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Engadget Engadget Podcast 237 - 04.29.2011
As Darren traipses WiFi-free across the Grand Canyon, Myriam and Brian join Tim to bring a previously unheard-of amalgamation of Engadget Podcasters to the fold. As an added bonus, If you don't watch ...
06:11 pm EDT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Engadget Microsoft launches API Mapping tool to help devs point iPhone apps at WP7 libs
If you've spent much time coding in a development environment that has buttons, you know that Microsoft's tools are among the best. In the spirit of helping developers (developers, developers) find th...
05:44 pm EDT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Engadget HBO Go mobile app hands-on
HBO Go has been live on the iTunes App Store and Android Market for just a few short hours, but we've already put it through the paces, poking and prodding on our iPad and iPhone, to see what all the ...
05:44 pm EDT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Engadget HBO Go mobile app hands-on (video)
HBO Go has been live on the iTunes App Store and Android Market for just a few short hours, but we've already put it through the paces, poking and prodding on our iPad and iPhone, to see what all the ...
05:13 pm EDT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Engadget Panasonic, Yahoo, more admit defeat, sign deal with Klausner
It's easy to mock the little guy when he takes a handful of giant corporations to court. Such litigious overzealousness usually gets tangled up or tossed out altogether -- Klausner Technologies, howev...
04:44 pm EDT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Engadget Sirius Satellite 2.0 to include DVR-like features, personalized stations?
The problem with Sirius Satellite Radio? You can listen to hundreds of stations, but only if you tune in live. As it stands, licensing restrictions make it impossible to record Howard Stern asking...
04:11 pm EDT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Engadget Amped Wireless' UA600EX adapter quadruples your laptop's WiFi range when you're on a boat
For every gadget you can use on land, there has to be one you can use at sea, right? Just in time for yachting season, Amped Wireless released the weatherproof UA600EX High Power Wireless-N 600mW ...
03:39 pm EDT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Engadget Xoom Camera Connection Kit makes us lust for Photoshop on Honeycomb
Soon enough you'll be able to transfer photos from your digital camera straight to your Xoom, provided you're willing to shell out $20 for the Xoom Camera Connection Kit. We already knew that the tabl...
03:14 pm EDT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Engadget HBO Go hits iOS and Android, free for subscribers
Don't ditch that premium cable subscription just yet. The long-anticipated HBO Go app just hit the iOS App Store and Android Market, bringing original HBO series and a variety of blockbuster films to ...
03:11 pm EDT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Engadget Verizon says it will put location warning labels on all phones sold
See that rather ominous warning label above? That's a new sticker that will soon be placed directly on the screen of every new device Verizon Wireless sells. Contrary to what you might suspect, ho...
02:59 pm EDT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Engadget HTC ChaChas all the way to the bank with Q1 results
HTC's Q1 results are in, and the company has plenty of reason to dance. The Taiwanese handset manufacturer posted net profits of NT$14.83 billion ($517.21 million) for the quarter -- up nearly 200 per...
02:27 pm EDT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Engadget SIM-sized satellites to lift off with Endeavour this afternoon
They won't be beaming GPS or radio signals back to Earth anytime soon, but these one-inch-square satellites could one day travel to distant planets -- without fuel. Developed over a period of three ye...
02:00 pm EDT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Engadget Xcom Global's international MiFi rentals getting cheaper, Eurotrips making a comeback
No sense in beating around the proverbial bush -- we're huge fans of Xcom Global's business model, and frankly, we're saddened that every single nation in the world isn't yet included in its list of s...
01:33 pm EDT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Engadget Sprint reports Q1 2011 results, adds 1.1 million subscribers
It's financials time and the word hasn't always been rosy for Sprint of late, but this time the company has some good news to share. In this, the first quarter of 2011, Sprint added 1.1 million total ...
01:06 pm EDT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Engadget Alpha Bike concept: free-wheeling fixie for flip-floppers
So Philliebot was a fail, but this chainless bicycle serves as proof that UPenn doesn't always come up short. The Alpha Bike, designed by a group of engineering students, contains an entirely internal...
12:29 pm EDT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Engadget NPD credits Verizon iPhone with stemming the Android tide in Q1 smartphone sales
As much as we were hoping to get some definitive statements from AT&T and Verizon's Q1 2011 financials about the Verizon iPhone's impact on the smartphone market, none were really forthcoming. It'...
12:08 pm EDT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Engadget Panasonic Viera AR Setup Simulator app augments the reality of your TV dream (video)
A cardboard cut-out, really? You pasted a 50-inch rectangle of stiffened paper to the wall in order to preview the flatscreen of your dreams within your new Vitsoe shelving system? For shame. ...
11:35 am EDT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Engadget Formula 1 cars set to go all electric in the pit lane from 2013 onwards, racing purists outraged already
Formula 1, the pinnacle of gas-powered racing, is more often at odds with the eco-conscious electric car movement than in tune with it, but here's an exception to that rule. The FIA, the sport's gover...
10:58 am EDT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Engadget Intel touts 50Gbps interconnect by 2015, will make it work with tablets and smartphones too
Woah there, Mr. Speedy. We've barely caught up with the 10Gbps Thunderbolt interconnect, debuted in the new Macbook Pro, and now Intel's hyperactive researchers are already chattering away about somet...
10:19 am EDT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Engadget Details of Samsung's 'Alex' Chrome OS netbook leaked, Atom N550 in tow
As we approach the expected mid-2011 launch for a few Chrome OS devices, it seems inevitable that some details are bound to slip out ahead of time -- here's looking at you, Acer ZGB and Seaboard. The ...
09:46 am EDT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Engadget White iPhone 4 thickness creates issue for case makers, owners
By now you've probably seen the latest spectacle to consume the white iPhone 4: it's thicker than the black model. The image above illustrates the point using a piece of lead from a mechanical pencil....
08:17 am EDT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Engadget Nexus S 2.3.4 update now available to early adopters via manual install
The Nexus S is due to receive an over-the-air update to Android 2.3.4 over the coming weeks, but Google earned a +1 from eager fans and devs hoping to get the extra Google Talk functionality soon...
07:33 am EDT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S II GPS -- it works, it really works! (video)
The biggest problem facing mankind? No, not really. But when the alien robot sentinels do eventually descend upon our puny green planet, you'll be happy to know that your Galaxy S II smartphone wi...
07:20 am EDT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Engadget Pioneer AppRadio brings apps, iPhone connectivity to your dash
If Pioneer's AppRadio (SPH-DA01) ever sees the light of day, it'll join a long list of integrated and aftermarket products trying to play off of the iPhone's success. According to CrunchGear (and its ...
06:54 am EDT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Engadget Rollin' Justin robot plays catch, makes coffee, aims to replace your dad (video)
With an 80 percent success rate, there's a pretty good chance that Justin here is better at playing catch than you are. This old German Aerospace Agency-designed robot, which we first saw in 2009, lea...
06:12 am EDT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Engadget Nike+ GPS data becomes art, exercise still exhausting
Need a new use for that Nike+ SportWatch GPS you dropped 200 clams on? Interactive media collective YesYesNo has transformed the SportWatch data -- you know, that pristine numerical represent...
05:51 am EDT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Engadget LG's MeeGo smartphone and tablet prototypes to be demonstrated next month
You may have written off MeeGo handsets after Nokia all but abandoned the OS -- LG hasn't. While the company doesn't have any "definitive plans" to release a MeeGo smartphone commercially yet, LG is w...
05:16 am EDT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Engadget Nikon Image Authentication Software validates Photoshop phonies
It's hard to believe that Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Apple man Steve Jobs would get all giggly over a Granny Smith, and that's for good reason: that apple's about as phony as this tiny iPho...
04:12 am EDT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Engadget Logitech's 'disappointing' Q4 results not helped by poor Revue sales; will cut price to $249
There wasn't much good news for Logitech investors when the company revealed its results for the financial fourth quarter, as it fell far below targets for sales and revenue. Most of the blame went to...
03:09 am EDT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Engadget iZettle's chip-reading Square competitor will take your money, no swipes required (video)
Everyone seems to be getting on board with Square's iPhone credit card reader -- Apple started selling the device in its stores last week, and even Visa has taken a financial interest in the company. ...
02:04 am EDT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Engadget Shocker! Free Android apps outnumber free iPhone apps
Good news for Android users who hate paying for stuff: according to new numbers from Netherlands-based mobile analytics group Distimo, there are now more free apps available for Google's mobile OS tha...
01:29 am EDT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Engadget Prague to host world's most powerful laser
To us, Prague will always be the Eastern European capital of roast duck, potato dumplings and tasty, cheap pilsner. But come 2015, the former Soviet Bloc city will also become home to the world's most...
01:01 am EDT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Engadget Sprint starts selling Motorola Xoom WiFi (not WiMAX) May 8th for $600
We've gotten multiple clandestine clues that Sprint would sell the Xoom -- a calendar entry here, an accessory there -- but there was nary a confirming peep from the Now Network itself. Until today, w...
12:37 am EDT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Engadget Researchers build a robot inspired by caterpillars, nightmares (video)
There's a long history of robots modeled on animals, and some researchers from Tufts University have now taken things in a particularly creepy-crawly direction. They've built a robot that's able to m...
11:48 pm EDT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Engadget Android 3.1 gets namechecked by Adobe Flash Player 10.2, will be required to enjoy accelerated 720p video
Remember how Adobe said Flash 10.2 wasn't living up to its full hardware-accelerated potential on Honeycomb thus far? Well, it seems the company's found a solution by the name of Android 3.1. We'v...
11:31 pm EDT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Engadget Motorola Xoom LTE update delayed until summer, same time as Bionic launch
Motorola's just finished giving the news and the numbers on its quarterly financial report, and there was one bit of badness that we just had to share: the Xoom LTE upgrade has been delayed. We won't ...
10:58 pm EDT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Engadget Redbox will offer $2 per day videogame rentals nationwide in June
Kiosk movie rental giant Redbox is finally officially expanding into the games category, announcing today it will offer videogames nationwide starting June 17th. The $2/day game rentals will includ...
10:21 pm EDT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Engadget NFL Mobile apps bring the draft to you live tonight on iPhone, iPad and Android
The first round of the 2011 NFL Draft kicks off around 8 p.m. at Radio City Music Hall but if you're not one of the players collecting racks on racks of cash (assuming there is a 2011 season of course...
09:41 pm EDT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Engadget Motorola Xoom software update brings SSL and Widevine DRM, no LTE quite yet (update: pulled)
Seems like Verizon, Motorola and Google are on a bit of a security bent -- the latest update for the Motorola Xoom lets you take a far more leisurely tour of the internet's walled gardens. There's a W...
09:37 pm EDT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Engadget US Supreme Court says companies can force arbitration on class-acting consumers
Before today, Californian consumers were free to ignore the arbitration clause tucked in the fine print of every AT&T service contract because state law had declared them unconscionable -- which k...
08:50 pm EDT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Engadget Android 2.3.4 heading to Nexus S over the air, bringing video and voice chat to Gtalk
For an update with such a modest name, this is actually quite a major step forward. Google's about to start delivering Android 2.3.4 to Nexus S devices out in the wild, and in among all the bug fixes ...
08:35 pm EDT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Podcast, live at 5:00PM ET!
It's Thursday, and you know what that means: tomorrow's Friday! Also, it's podcast time! The Engadget Podcast kicks off at 5:00 EST, despite Darren being somewhere lost in the desert. Seriously, we're...
08:25 pm EDT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Engadget Microsoft announces record Q3 earnings: $16.43 billion revenue, $5.23 billion net income
Well, it looks like the record quarters from tech companies just keep on coming -- this time it's Microsoft, which just reported $16.43 billion in revenue in its third-quarter results, a jump of 13 pe...
08:18 pm EDT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Engadget Ubuntu 11.04 'Natty Narwhal' brings new Unity UI, controversy to the desktop
It's April, the fourth month of the year, and that means it's time for a new Ubuntu release. (This also true of the tenth month of the year -- those Canonical folks like to keep busy.) Ubuntu 11.04, o...
07:51 pm EDT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Engadget NVIDIA brings SLI support to AMD 990FX, 990X and 970 chipsets
It's not going so far as to expand support as far as AMD has with its CrossFireX multi-GPU technology, but NVIDIA has now at least taken one step in that direction. The company announced today that it...
07:26 pm EDT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Engadget Visualized: Growing up in arcades
If you're anything like us -- and you are -- you can get quite nostalgic (and often downright teary-eyed) when contemplating your geek past. That's why we know you'll just love our latest favorite Fli...
07:02 pm EDT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Engadget Sprint, Google Voice tight integration is live (hands on)
The new integration that lets Sprint users tie their accounts even tighter with Google Voice -- make your Sprint number work through Google Voice without porting it over or just make your Google Voice...
06:39 pm EDT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Engadget Toyota and WiTricity team up for OTA car charging
Some day you'll charge everything wirelessly -- phones, cars, graphing calculators, all using the same basic technology. That's the sort of utopian vision Toyota had in mind when it formed the Wireles...
06:14 pm EDT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Engadget Tweet_Fit tweets while you sweat to the oldies (video)
The Shake Weight it is not, but as 21st century workout solutions go, Tweet_Fit certainly has the potential to get people talking -- or, at the very least, tweeting. Developed by a UK design student, ...
05:48 pm EDT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Engadget Chrome OS machines leaked in bug reports: Acer netbook and touch-friendly Seaboard
Plowing through bug reports is a reliable way to dig up juicy morsels of info, and thanks to that timeless tactic we've got some specs on a pair of unannounced Chrome OS devices. First up is a netbook...
04:44 pm EDT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S II review
If you don't already know all about the Samsung Galaxy S II, where have you been the past two months? The successor to one of the most popular Android handsets to date carries a burden of expectat...
04:39 pm EDT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Engadget Hulu Plus on Xbox 360 launches tomorrow, all members get a free week thanks to beef jerky
It's true, per Major Nelson Hulu Plus will launch on Xbox 360 tomorrow amid a slew of promotions, the first of which will provide free access to the service for all US-based Xbox Live members (free or...
04:18 pm EDT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Engadget Army app store advances, tries to break through bureaucracy's defenses
The Army Marketplace may be mired in bureaucratic muck, but the depot for mobile military apps isn't simply stagnating in a stack of paperwork somewhere. Developers and commanders are still pushing fo...
03:44 pm EDT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Engadget MSI gets a SteelSeries keyboard, builds the GX780 gaming notebook around it
The worst part about buying a fancy new gaming keyboard? It's hard to show the thing off if it never leaves your basement apartment. MSI's newly announced GX780 notebook combines a colorful backli...
03:23 pm EDT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Engadget Verizon says its LTE network is back 'up and running'
Well, it looks like this week's other massive outage is now officially behind us -- Verizon just issued a brief statement to let us know that its 4G LTE network is now "up and running." Details on exa...
03:09 pm EDT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Engadget iPhone turntable concept brings dropped calls to your record collection
Any audiophile worth their weight in 180 gram vinyl will gladly tell you that nothing sounds quite as good as a record. Unfortunately, the format has a few major drawbacks, like a lack of portability ...
02:46 pm EDT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Engadget Brammo taking its electric motorcycles offroad in Vegas next week, puts Zero on notice
You remember the Enertia, right -- that sweet electric motorcycle from Brammo? Well, a few years back the company slapped some dirt bike tires on this silent cycle (seen above) and taunted the wor...
02:16 pm EDT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Engadget Apple's cloud streaming service to be called iCloud?
Okay, so if you had to guess a name for an Apple service that exists in the cloud it's pretty safe to say you'd pick "iCloud," right? Good, now that we're past the obvious, there are some slightly...
01:53 pm EDT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Engadget Mini Cooper Connected app adjusts music based on driving style, stops when airbags deploy
We're always looking for excuses to get behind the wheel, so naturally the new Dynamic Music function in the Mini Connected app made us yearn for a chance to hit the road. Version 2.0 brings this head...
01:28 pm EDT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Engadget IPS and 3D come together in Mitsubishi's new 23-inch display
Looking for the vibrant colors and wide angle viewing of an IPS display and the in-your-face action that only a 3D monitor can provide? Well, Mitsubishi's got you covered with its new 23-inch LED ...
01:05 pm EDT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Engadget NASA collects proposals for space fueling stations
Sometimes rocket science is actually, you know, rocket science. Getting to the moon was tough enough, but deep space exploration poses all manner of additional concerns -- like getting back home alive...
12:31 pm EDT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Engadget WiFi HTC Flyer visits the FCC, leaves behind a line-drawn calling card
That, dear readers, is where you'll be able to find the FCC label on your brand new HTC Flyer -- well, assuming you decide to get in on the company's 7-inch dose of Android, and also assuming that HTC...
12:11 pm EDT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Engadget Samsung Central Station hands-on (video)
The last time we saw Samsung's Central Station in person it wasn't so much of a hands-on moment as a drive-by peep show. Nearly four months later, it's about to go on sale, and Samsung finally let us ...
11:42 am EDT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Engadget Plextor PL-LB950UE Blu-ray burner lands in the US with heady mix of USB 3.0 speed and double-layer storage
Europeans have been able to bag this speedy external writer for a few months now, but it's only just received its Green Card -- turning up in the US with a suitcase full of dreams and a price tag of $...
11:07 am EDT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Engadget Barnes & Noble says Microsoft trying to make Android 'unusable and unattractive,' has a point
At last, Barnes and Noble is defending itself against the Microsoft lawsuit filed back in March claiming that B&N's Android-based "e-reader and tablet devices" are infringing upon Microsoft's IP. ...
10:43 am EDT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Engadget Yamaha doubles down on PAS CITY electric bicycle battery longevity
The biggest problem with electric bicycles? All of that pesky pedaling. Thankfully, some of the world's top engineering minds are innovating all sorts of ways to lighten that load. Like Yamaha Mot...
10:04 am EDT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Engadget Acer Aspire Z5763 all-in-one comes with 3D screen, promises Kinect-like gesture control over movies
Sure, it may look just like any of Acer's other all-in-one desktops, but this one's got a few tricks up its sleeves -- the Acer Aspire Z5763 spits out stereoscopic 3D images to a set of NVIDIA 3D Visi...
09:21 am EDT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Engadget Stephen Elop: Nokia won't build just another tablet
Apple has a tablet. So does RIM. HP Palm too, soon enough. And Android tablets, particularly those running Honeycomb... they're everywhere -- hell, even Sony has a few on the way. That leaves Nokia as...
09:04 am EDT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Engadget Intel SSD 720, 710 and 520 Series leak out, Larsen Creek and Paint Creek bring up rear guard
Remember Intel's Larsen Creek SSD? It's not alone. By the end of the year, it looks like Intel expects to ship five new solid state storage series in total -- some of them even speedier than its c...
08:18 am EDT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Engadget Verizon freezes Droid Charge launch indefinitely, blaming 'unexpected delays'
Can't say we're surprised by this, but turns out Verizon's decided to delay the launch of its Samsung Droid Charge -- originally scheduled for today -- at the very last minute. According to an interna...
08:18 am EDT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Engadget Verizon freezes Droid Charge launch indefinitely, blaming 'unexpected delays' (update: LTE back)
Can't say we're surprised by this, but turns out Verizon's decided to delay the launch of its Samsung Droid Charge -- originally scheduled for today -- at the very last minute. According to an interna...
08:18 am EDT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Engadget Verizon freezes Droid Charge launch indefinitely, blaming 'unexpected delays' (update)
Can't say we're surprised by this, but turns out Verizon's decided to delay the launch of its Samsung Droid Charge -- originally scheduled for today -- at the very last minute. According to an interna...
07:36 am EDT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Engadget Panasonic will layoff 40,000 workers globally
No matter how you slice it, 40,000 is a big number, especially when its forty-thousand humans looking for jobs. The layoffs represent a 10 percent reduction of Panasonic's 380,000 global workforce due...
07:36 am EDT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Engadget Panasonic will layoff 35,000 workers globally (updated)
No matter how you slice it, 35,000 is a big number, especially when its thirty-five thousand humans looking for jobs. The layoffs represent a nine percent reduction of Panasonic's 380,000 global workf...
07:36 am EDT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Engadget Panasonic will layoff 17,000 workers globally (updated)
No matter how you slice it, 17,000 is a big number, especially when its seventeen thousand humans looking for jobs. The layoffs represent a four-percent reduction of Panasonic's 380,000 global workfor...
07:16 am EDT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S II begins quest for 120 country domination
How do you best 10 million in sales of your flagship Galaxy S smartphone? Easy, do what the movie studios do and launch a bigger-budget sequel to an even wider audience. Samsung is holding a media...
06:28 am EDT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Engadget Super Mario gets a Portal gun, you monster (video)
Before Portal 2 there was Portal, and before Portal there was Super Mario Bros. Bring these together and you get a mushroom-chomping Italian plumber ruling the 2D world -- outside the cold confines of...
05:13 am EDT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Engadget Motorola Xoom software update brings SSL and Widevine DRM, no LTE quite yet
Seems like Verizon, Motorola and Google are on a bit of a security bent -- the latest update for the Motorola Xoom lets you take a far more leisurely tour of the internet's walled gardens. There's a W...
03:59 am EDT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Engadget Pioneer HDJ-500T-K cans uncoil, answer your phone calls
That stretchy, coiled headphone cord might be cool for the club, but sometimes you need to straighten up, fly right, and answer a few phone calls. Enter Pioneer's HDJ-500T-K DJ headphones. These cans ...
02:52 am EDT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Engadget Sharp walk-in display over-stimulates 32 guests at a time in Japanese them park
We've seen plenty of building-sized televisions -- like the 80,000-square-foot ceiling screen in Beijing, or that record-breaking monstrosity that the Cowboys installed in Dallas -- but those single-d...
02:52 am EDT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Engadget Sharp walk-in display over-stimulates 32 guests at a time in Japanese theme park
We've seen plenty of building-sized televisions -- like the 80,000-square-foot ceiling screen in Beijing, or that record-breaking monstrosity that the Cowboys installed in Dallas -- but those single-d...
01:47 am EDT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Engadget Square gets financial backing from Visa, asks to see some ID
Everything's coming up Jack Dorsey these days. Last week Apple started stocking Square's iPhone credit card readers in its 235 US retail locations, and now, according to Reuters, Visa has put its plas...
01:06 am EDT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Engadget Intel's Larsen Creek SSDs leak out, courtesy of ASRock's Z68 motherboard
Manufacturers just aren't willing to wait for the eighth of May -- they want to announce their spiffy new Intel Z68 Express motherboards now, dang it, whatever the consequences. Well, we can't really ...
12:22 am EDT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Engadget Sony update on PSN Qriocity outage: 'some services up and running within a week'
As the PlayStation Network / Qriocity outage stretches into its second week, over on the PlayStation Blog rep Patrick Seybold has just posted an updated Q&A based on the inquiries of concerned use...
12:01 am EDT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Engadget HTC job post reveals intention to make a mark on American cars
HTC's been riding high on its smartphone success as of late, and now it looks like its ready to cruise into the automotive market. That's right, the world's third most valuable smartphone manufacturer...
11:17 pm EDT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Engadget MIT's genetically modified viruses boost solar-cell efficiency by herding nanotubes
The wizards of MIT have done it again. Having checked artificial leaves and Operabots off the to-do list, they've moved on to improving the efficiency of solar cells. Their technique combines a geneti...
10:31 pm EDT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Engadget Google Docs gets an Android app, we go hands-on with tiny spreadsheets (video)
Staring at spreadsheets crushed down to unreadable sizes on a 4-inch phone screen is far from pleasurable but, clearly there is a demand. In fact, we've been clamoring for a proper Google Docs app for...
09:47 pm EDT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Engadget Nikon's D5100 impresses, captures children's birthday parties with incredible clarity
We're not the only site to put Nikon's new mid-range DSLR through its paces. Plenty of others have taken the D5100 for a spin and we thought you might like to know: they're all pretty impressed. The n...
08:58 pm EDT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Engadget RIM to launch 6.1 update as BlackBerry 7 OS at BlackBerry World next week?
CrackBerry has just dropped word via "numerous sources" that RIM will be revealing the next iteration of its mobile OS at the fast approaching BlackBerry World conference -- and no, it's still not QNX...
08:34 pm EDT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Engadget Verizon has 'determined the cause' of LTE outage, working to restore service
Yeah, we know, 3G data is so last year. If you've already made the jump to LTE and are totally bummed about today's outage, know that there's a fix coming. We have an official statement from Jeffrey N...
08:02 pm EDT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Engadget Notion Ink Adam review
The saga of the Notion Ink Adam is a tale like many we could name -- it's the story of a tiny company struggling to bring a vision to market, facing friction from investors, factories and the march of...
07:40 pm EDT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Engadget LG Optimus Big brings a 4.3-inch NOVA display and 1GHz dual-core to the superphone party
What's big, mostly white, and set for a Korean launch tomorrow? That's right, the LG Optimus Big! This 4.3-inch whopper, LG's largest handset to date, touts a 1GHz dual-core processor, a slightly ...
07:20 pm EDT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Engadget Rogers announces 150Mbps LTE launch in four Canadian cities this year
Rogers has announced it's lighting up 150Mbps LTE in four Canadian cities this year. Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver are setting the stage for an additional 21 market rollout in 2012. Sure, t...
07:02 pm EDT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Engadget Comcast is first with VOD from all four major networks, still negotiating for early release movies
Starting Thursday, Comcast will add TV shows from ABC and Fox to its video on-demand library, making it the only provider that offers shows from all four broadcast networks (including NBC and CBS) as ...
06:32 pm EDT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Interview: Ford's Alan Mulally talks the future of transportation
The New York International Auto Show has just wrapped up and, for part of our most recent Engadget Show, we were given the opportunity to sit down with one of the biggest players in the automotive ind...
05:59 pm EDT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Engadget Lethal Pro v2 review
A name like "Lethal Pro" invariably creates a certain set of expectations. Namely, that the product in question is suitable for professional use, and that it least looks like it's potentially lethal. ...
05:53 pm EDT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Engadget TomTom user data sold to Dutch police, used to determine ideal locations for speed traps
We like it when the accumulated speed data from GPS devices helps us avoid traffic incidents and school zones. As it turns out, though, there are some other uses for the same stats. Dutch news outlet ...
05:34 pm EDT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Engadget Epix brings its thousands of movies to Google TV; apps for Android, Roku and Playbook on the way
While some video providers are moving away from Google TV, Roku and the Playbook, and Netflix still has yet to officially release its movie streaming app on any Android devices, the Epix channel is go...
05:01 pm EDT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Engadget Google Docs gets an Android app, lets you capture text with your phone's camera
Google's had a mobile-friendly version of Google Docs available for some time now, but it's now finally gone the extra step and released a dedicated Android app. That will of course let you access and...
04:57 pm EDT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Engadget Google launches Chrome 11, flat icon is here to stay
Firefox 4? Too furry. Internet Explorer 9? Too blue. Google's Chrome? Just the right amount of shine -- or is it? The company introduced a flat new logo for the browser and now that lo...
04:43 pm EDT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Engadget Meet Power Matt, Powermat's new pun-based superhero ready to answer your tech questions
The biggest problem with modern society? A lack of good super villains. Seriously, today's superheroes are getting flabby from sitting around, twiddling their powerful thumbs. Look at poor Power M...
04:43 pm EDT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Engadget Meet Power Matt, Powermat's new pun-based superhero ready to answer your tech questions (updated)
The biggest problem with modern society? A lack of good super villains. Seriously, today's superheroes are getting flabby from sitting around, twiddling their powerful thumbs. Look at poor Power M...
04:21 pm EDT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Engadget Cool Leaf keyboard's shiny, buttonless future gets release date
Keyboards get really gross, really fast, especially when you eat around them. It's a problem the backlit, buttonless Cool Leaf doesn't have to contend with, since it doesn't have any pores for crud to...
04:00 pm EDT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Engadget Fring Group Video goes live, enables four-way mobile video calls for free
If you missed the opportunity to get your hands on Fring's limited Group Video beta, fret not, because the free service has just gone live for everyone on this planet. What this means is that all Frin...
03:57 pm EDT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Engadget iPad 2 extends its global reign of terror to Singapore, Japan, 9 other countries this week
Sure, you still may not be able to easily find an iPad 2 here in the US, but you can now sleep soundly knowing that the Japanese pen pal you had in elementary school could be rocking one by the end of...
03:37 pm EDT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Engadget Belkin repackages old wireless routers for its new N-series lineup
This wouldn't be the first time a company repackages old routers for the new year, but to be fair, there haven't been many technological advances recently for them to do much else. Belkin happens to b...
03:10 pm EDT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile G2x lacks quadband HSPA+, shatters dreams
Ever since we first saw it at CTIA, T-Mobile's been advertising its lovely G2x superphone as a quadband HSPA+ capable device. Based on the published specs in press releases and even on T-Mobile's...
02:59 pm EDT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Engadget Samsung RF712 gaming laptop promises ultra-bright 3D, an end to dimness (video)
Dell has already put 3D to good effect in its high-end Alienware models, but Samsung claims the screen on its new RF712 gaming laptop will have industry-leading brightness, helping it to overcome the ...
02:40 pm EDT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Engadget RIM acquires Tungle, might soon bridge your calendar across platforms
The BlackBerry PlayBook may be noticably lacking a calendar app of its own (at least for now), but it looks like RIM could soon have more scheduling options than ever -- it's just acquired fellow Cana...
02:05 pm EDT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Engadget Nikon D5100 impressions, head-to-head with D7000
Nikon has stirred up the camera crowds once again with its newly released D5100, filling the industry with the buzz of a new high-resolution articulating screen. In terms of consumer DSLR options, the...
01:45 pm EDT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Engadget Apple confirms it's working on a traffic service, moving away from Google Maps?
It wasn't the main thrust of its "Q&A on Location Data" this morning, but Apple did also make a bit of news while it tried to ease those privacy concerns about how it's handling your data. The com...
01:18 pm EDT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Engadget Walmart offers custom gaming PCs from iBuyPower, tube socks still only L or XL
How's this for unexpected: you can now pop over to Walmart.com and build yourself a custom gaming rig from iBuyPower. Systems start at $599 (though they're currently on sale for $578), come in a choic...
12:41 pm EDT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Engadget White iPhone 4 releases tomorrow, finally
The rare albino iPhone 4 has been spotted numerous times in the wild, skulking through the trees in the magical United Kingdom, cavorting across the mysterious lands of Vietnam, and most recently stan...
12:36 pm EDT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Engadget Apple officially answers questions on location tracking, says it doesn't do it
1. Why is Apple tracking the location of my iPhone?Apple is not tracking the location of your iPhone. Apple has never done so and has no plans to ever do so.The big hubbub that arose last week aro...
12:35 pm EDT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Engadget White iPhone 4 releases tomorrow, finally
The rare albino iPhone 4 has been spotted numerous times in the wild, skulking through the trees in the magical United Kingdom, cavorting across the mysterious lands of Vietnam, and most recently stan...
12:22 pm EDT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Engadget China unveils space station, launching by 2020
China's been making its mark on the world for years, but there's still one massive piece of real estate where the country's citizens haven't hung their ubiquitous red flag: space. The China Manned Spa...
11:53 am EDT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Engadget Windows 8 settings page suggests tablet compatibility, embraces Metro scrollbars (video)
We're still waiting for Microsoft to blow us away with its strategy for tablet domination but, thanks to the latest build of Windows 8 to drip through onto the internets, we have yet another indicator...
11:19 am EDT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Engadget Verizon's LTE network takes the night off, leaves a bunch of Thunderbolt users bewildered
Is your fancy new phone lacking that certain extra G that makes it special? Worry not, it's not just your device, Verizon's entire LTE network seems to be having problems as outages have been repo...
10:39 am EDT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Engadget Crucial releases m4 SSDs, prices them between $130 and $1,000
Been yearning for more affordable solid state storage built on an even smaller production process? Crucial's now ready to sate your weirdly specific wants with its 25nm NAND flash-filled m4 SSD, w...
10:09 am EDT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Engadget Ad-supported Kindle ships early, fans of grayscale advertising rejoice
Great news for people who love to read but wish the experience involved more advertising: an Amazon executive has announced the ad-supported Kindle, originally slated for a May 3 release, is going out...
09:19 am EDT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Engadget Microsoft Kinect shatters hyper-specific Guinness world record
Microsoft's Kinect is clearly gunning to grab the Guinness record for most Guinness records. Back in March, the hands-free peripheral nabbed a certificate naming it the "Fastest Selling Consumer Elect...
08:29 am EDT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Engadget Nokia transfers Symbian development and 3,000 employees to Accenture, will downsize workforce by further 4,000
Nokia's already done quite a bit to cut ties with last year's big push for Symbian and Qt development, though this is perhaps the biggest step yet. The Finnish company has announced it's transferring ...
07:31 am EDT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Engadget LG brings flicker-free Cinema 3D to computer monitors, Excel will never be the same
LG is bringing its Cinema 3D tech to computers with the new D41P and D42P families of monitors. The 1920 x 1080 displays range in size from 21.5-inches to 25-inches and feature the company's FPR (Film...
06:44 am EDT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Engadget Qik Video Connect gets Android and Apple users seeing eye-to-eye
EVO and MyTouch 4G owners have been able to enjoy the virtues of video calling via Qik for some time, but Skype's latest acquisition is finally letting a few more phones in on the action. Qik Video Co...
05:56 am EDT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Engadget Keepin' it real fake: Windows Phone 7 debuts in China
If smartphone platforms are legitimized by a KIRF manufacturer's tenacity to rip them off, then Windows Phone has truly arrived. Today we're looking at a larger than life "HTC"-branded knock-off of th...
05:10 am EDT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Engadget Sony teases 'Freestyle Hybird PC' tablet slider and next-gen ultra-portable laptop
We're not sure how this slipped past us at the Sony Android tablet event, but turns out the electronics giant also teased a couple of interesting VAIO laptops. First up is a "Freestyle Hybrid PC" that...
05:10 am EDT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Engadget Sony teases 'Freestyle Hybrid PC' tablet slider and next-gen ultra-portable laptop
We're not sure how this slipped past us at the Sony Android tablet event, but turns out the electronics giant also teased a couple of interesting VAIO laptops. First up is a "Freestyle Hybrid PC" that...
03:13 am EDT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Engadget Amarok's P1 electric motorocycle prototype is fast, light, and ready to race
What's fast, electric, and made in Canada? No, not the latest Rush record, it's the P1, a new electric motorcycle prototype from Quebec-based Amarok Consultants. The company -- named after the Inu...
02:27 am EDT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Engadget Motorola promises unlocked bootloaders for future Android phones?
Android users have spoken, and maybe, just maybe, Motorola actually heard -- AusDroid claims to have a statement direct from the mobile phone manufacturer promising unlocked bootloaders later this yea...
02:27 am EDT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Engadget Motorola promises unlocked bootloaders for future Android phones? (update)
Android users have spoken, and maybe, just maybe, Motorola actually heard -- AusDroid claims to have a statement direct from the mobile phone manufacturer promising unlocked bootloaders later this yea...
01:34 am EDT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Engadget Acer Iconia Smart hits the FCC, readies to smack AT&T with 1024 x 480 screen?
Acer promised a 4.8-inch, 1024 x 480 tabletphone would arrive in April 2011, and April's nearly through -- but don't cross off the Acer Iconia Smart yet, because that brushed aluminum frame has just m...
12:59 am EDT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Engadget Hulu Plus comes to Xbox 360 April 29th according to OXM
Here's something to ponder -- will Hulu Plus launch on the Xbox 360 before or after we can sign back into the PSN and change our passwords try out the PS3's latest version? Sony better hurry, sinc...
12:13 am EDT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Engadget SETI suspends search for alien life, E.T. weeps in the silent dark of space
Our progress toward intergalactic fellowship has suffered another blow, as SETI suspended operations of its Allen Telescope Array. Funded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, the array is a collection ...
11:31 pm EDT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Engadget DirecTV asks its customers what they like so much about Netflix, could launch competitor
Just like our friends at TiVo, DirecTV likes to poll its customers occasionally about possible new features and its latest one was all about Netflix. Several tipsters have indicated to us and ZatzNotF...
10:57 pm EDT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Engadget Dell's new powerhouse Precision M4600 and M6600 workstation laptops on sale May 10
We got a dose of details on Dell's new Precision M4600 and M6600 workstations yesterday, and though impressed by their specs, we were left without answers to two very important questions: when can we ...
10:11 pm EDT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Engadget Windows Phone and BlackBerry struggle to attract developer attention
We're taking this with a grain of salt, since it applies only to users of the cross-platform Appcelerator Titanium development environment, but it appears that Windows Phone 7 is facing an increasingl...
09:34 pm EDT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Engadget Nikon D5100 gets the iFixit teardown treatment, camera status confirmed
We've seen plenty of tablets go under the spudger at the iFixit teardown labs, but seldom has a DSLR been gently gutted and photographed for all to see. Today's victim is the $900 Nikon D5100, which j...
08:49 pm EDT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Engadget DARPA's new Space Surveillance Telescope will keep our satellites safe from interstellar debris
What's that in the sky? A bird? A plane? Oh, it's just some junk floating around in space, posing major threats to our military's spy satellites. To help keep an eye on it, engineers at DA...
08:15 pm EDT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Engadget Sony provides PSN update, confirms a 'compromise of personal information'
It's looking like things are just as bad as we feared and that "external intrusion" got a little deeper than we might have liked. In an update on its PlayStation.Blog, Sony just confirmed that the ong...
08:15 pm EDT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Engadget Sony provides PSN update, confirms a 'compromise of personal information' (updated)
It's looking like things are just as bad as we feared and that "external intrusion" got a little deeper than we might have liked. In an update on its PlayStation.Blog, Sony just confirmed that the ong...
07:39 pm EDT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Engadget HP TouchPad hits the FCC
Much of the report expectedly remains confidential, but HP was at least kind enough to repeatedly mention "TouchPad" in its latest FCC filing, which saves us a bit of digging, and presumably means tha...
07:04 pm EDT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Engadget Airpiano on sale now, conduct a symphony of soft synths with the wave of a hand (video)
When last we saw the Airpiano way back in 2008 (ah, the halcyon days when people still cared about Spore) it was just a proof of concept, hacked together by interface design student Omer Yosha. Now yo...
06:01 pm EDT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Engadget Acer Iconia Tab A500 review
Last month, the Motorola Xoom was the only officially sanctioned Android 3.0 tablet available in the United States. Now there are four -- the T-Mobile G-Slate arrived last week, the Acer Iconia Tab A5...
05:42 pm EDT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Engadget Origin EON17-S gaming laptop overclocked to 4.5GHz, up for order
You won't need to compromise much with Origin's EON17-S gaming notebook, though a $3,000 dent in your wallet could severely compromise your purchasing power for the next few months. That's the startin...
05:01 pm EDT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Engadget BPG Werks DTV Shredder test-ride (video)
We first heard of the Shredder back in September, a crazy, treaded contraption that looked fit to appear in the next Starship Troopers film -- or maybe a TMNT reboot at least. It's the product of the ...
04:41 pm EDT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Engadget HP's 3105m is the Pavilion dm1z, rebadged for the business set
We already knew HP had a home run on its hands with the Pavilion dm1z, the first notebook to hit the market with AMD's long-awaited Fusion platform. Well, it looks like consumers agreed, and the compa...
04:14 pm EDT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Engadget Rugged Casio G'zOne Commado official, coming to Verizon on April 28th for $200
We knew it was coming, and now it's official: Casio's macho G'zOne Commando is coming to Verizon on April 28th for a price of $200 on-contract. The Commando strays from a long line of durable dumbphon...
04:14 pm EDT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Engadget Rugged Casio G'zOne Commando official, coming to Verizon on April 28th for $200
We knew it was coming, and now it's official: Casio's macho G'zOne Commando is coming to Verizon on April 28th for a price of $200 on-contract. The Commando strays from a long line of durable dumbphon...
03:51 pm EDT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Engadget Kokuyo's X-VIZ designer calculator is tailor-made for one-armed accountants
We're not exactly sure why anyone would ever want a designer calculator, but for those who do, Kokuyo's got you covered. The Japanese company has just announced the X-VIZ -- a super slim, matte-finish...
03:27 pm EDT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Engadget Nissan Leaf entered in 2011 Pikes Peak Hill Climb, can feel free to just coast back down again
There are many, many tests of automotive performance throughout the average calendar year, yet the Pikes Peak Hill Climb stands out as one of America's most historic and most brutal. Oh, and most puck...
02:59 pm EDT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Engadget Researchers take one step closer to neural-controlled bionic legs for safer mobility
We've seen our fair share of prosthetic arms and computer interfaces operated with little more than the firing of a synapse, but legs? They're a different story: balancing and propelling a sack of...
02:36 pm EDT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Engadget Verizon officially announces HTC Droid Incredible 2: available April 28th for $200
It was pretty clear that a launch was imminent, and Verizon has now finally officialy announced that the HTC Droid Incredible 2 will be available on Thursday, April 28th. It will run you the usual $20...
02:17 pm EDT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Engadget Toshiba reveals 7-inch LCD with integrated touch, just 1mm thick
Remember all that happy fuss over Samsung's Super AMOLED display, and its more recent Super AMOLED Plus? Well now Toshiba Mobile Display has jealously stepped into the ring with its own answer to ...
01:50 pm EDT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Engadget Nexus S 4G launch on Sprint now official: May 8th for $200
You've been able to pre-order the Sprint-ified version of the Nexus S for a good while now, but it's always good to add a concrete date for the end of the anticipation and the beginning of the Android...
01:28 pm EDT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Engadget Qualcomm's next-gen Snapdragon roadmap bumped back a little, expectations remain great
Seems like we just can't get ARM's next-generation Cortex-A15 system-on-chip out of our minds. Having figured as a headline item in LG's ARM licensing deal this morning, it's now shown up on a leaked ...
01:28 pm EDT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Engadget Qualcomm's next-gen Snapdragon roadmap leaks, exhibits great expectations (updated)
Seems like we just can't get ARM's next-generation Cortex-A15 system-on-chip out of our minds. Having figured as a headline item in LG's ARM licensing deal this morning, it's now shown up on a leaked ...
12:57 pm EDT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Engadget Apple gets its white iPhone 4 ducks in a row ahead of launch
Look, we all kinda, sorta know that Apple will finally admit it's springtime tomorrow and let the white iPhone 4 fly the nest. But in order to sell white iPhone 4s, you've got to ship them first, and ...
12:27 pm EDT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Engadget CE-Oh no he didn't!: BMW exec says electric vehicles 'won't work,' but would love to sell you one anyway
Jim O'Donnell, CEO and chairman of BMW North America, recently sat down with the Detroit News to discuss the ActiveE -- an electric version of BMW's 1 Series coupe, available for lease in the US this ...
11:34 am EDT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Engadget Don-8r the panhandling robot set to make the homeless obsolete (video)
Until now, one field has been safe from robotic interference: collecting money on the street. Not for long. A space already overcrowded with guitar playing hippies, dogs in bandanas, and children carr...
10:28 am EDT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Engadget LG licenses ARM Cortex-A15 and Mali-T604 graphics, starts scheming up mobile processors of its own
Some of LG's brightest attractions at the moment are the dual-core Optimus 2X and Optimus 3D smartphones and similarly equipped Optimus Pad tablet. The only problem with them? Those multicore chip...
09:41 am EDT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Engadget Coalition of companies creates WebM Community Cross License initiative
When Google unveiled its WebM open source media format and declared it to be the one codec to rule all others, there were those who decried its usefulness and felt that H.264 should inherit the earth....
08:56 am EDT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Engadget ASUS Eee Pad Transformer goes on sale in US, immediately sells out on Amazon
The US had to wait for its Eee Pad Transformer launch a little longer than the rest of the world, but it's finally gotten its wish today and consumers' reaction seems to have been nothing short of vor...
08:56 am EDT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Engadget ASUS Eee Pad Transformer goes on sale in US, immediately sells out at Amazon
The US had to wait for its Eee Pad Transformer launch a little longer than the rest of the world, but it's finally gotten its wish today and consumers' reaction seems to have been nothing short of vor...
08:24 am EDT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Engadget Visualized: ring around the world of data center power usage
Facebook may have recently boasted about how energy efficient its data centers are, but it is still Facebook, and that means it consumes plenty of power regardless -- more than anyone else, in fact, a...
07:43 am EDT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Engadget Chicago's Adler Planetarium to start projecting 8K by 8K images from this July, put cinema screens to shame
Okay, so it's not quite 8K video, we're not there yet, but the Adler Planetarium and its brand new Grainger Sky Theater are about to show us what 64 megapixel images look like on a big screen. Describ...
06:31 am EDT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Engadget Want a PlayBook that runs Android 3.0? You can get one at MacMall!
Hurry and order yours today -- before they run out of magic dust.[Thanks to everyone who sent this in]Want a PlayBook that runs Android 3.0? You can get one at MacMall! originally appeared on Enga...
05:38 am EDT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Engadget Vibratron plays impossible music with ball bearings, is your new master (video)
First they came for Jeopardy!, then they came for our vibraphones. We still own baseball, but the "humans only" list has grown one shorter now that the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Club has birthed Vibr...
04:11 am EDT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Engadget Sony S1 and S2 dual-screen Honeycomb tablets get official (video)
Sony's hosting a press event in Tokyo today where it just made the first announcement: a pair of Android 3.0 tablets -- yes, the very two Honeycomb slabs we told you about first, back in February. The...
02:16 am EDT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Engadget YouTube ready to start renting video on-demand movies from major studios?
According to entertainment website The Wrap, Google's YouTube has finally locked up all the studio deals to get itself fully into the online movie rental game. The report indicates it could launch as ...
01:53 am EDT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Engadget ChargePoint lets you reserve electric charging stations, cuts down on alternative fueling fistfights
One day in the future, we'll all drive around in electric cars and gas pumps will be replaced by clean charging stations. Also, free ice cream. Until then, get it line -- or better yet, reserve a spot...
01:07 am EDT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Engadget Lego-inspired helmet concept protects your brain, reads comics so you don't have to
Love comic books, but think that reading is for dumb jerks? Jonathan Robson has your back. The Scotland-based designer has created this minifigure-inspired helmet, which will help you make it thro...
12:44 am EDT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Engadget Leica i9 concept pairs $1,000 camera with $200 iPhone
When you think of manufacturers that create products to go hand-in-hand with the Apple iPhone, Leica probably wouldn't come to mind. The seemingly brilliant minds at Black Design Associates hope to ch...
12:03 am EDT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Engadget Asahi's new slim glass substrate for touchscreen displays gives smartphones svelte silhouettes
We all want our handhelds to have copious computing power and bountiful battery life, but thin is in, and most users are looking for a device that's less Marilyn Monroe and more Kate Moss. To keep new...
11:24 pm EDT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Engadget Researchers build synthetic synapse circuit, prosthetic brains still decades away
Building a franken-brain has long been a holy grail of sorts for scientists, but now a team of engineering researchers have made what they claim to be a significant breakthrough towards that goal. Ali...
10:47 pm EDT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Engadget Purdue's Celeritas car scores 2,200MPG from the sun, wins Shell Eco-marathon
With gas prices topping $4.50 per gallon in some parts of the country, a car that costs a fraction of a penny per mile to drive (and looks like it belongs on the road) is sure to get our attention. Th...
10:19 pm EDT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Engadget Shocker! Instant messaging gains popularity as TXTing declines, BBM to blame
Apparently, those young'uns just love their BBM. According to a report by the research group Mobile Youth, young folk (read: those of you between 15 and 24) are increasingly abandoning SMS in favor o...
10:01 pm EDT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Engadget White iPhone 4 coming to Best Buy on Wednesday?
That, friends, is an inventory listing from Best Buy indicating the mythical white iPhone 4 will finally be in stock and for sale this Wednesday, April 27th (just in time to be overshadowed by rumors ...
09:48 pm EDT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Engadget iMac rumor mill suggests new models could be coming next week
This one is obviously still very much in rumor territory, but a couple of separate reports have cropped up today that suggest Apple could be set to debut some updated iMacs as soon as next week. That ...
09:32 pm EDT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Engadget Keepin' it real fake: Nckia's N-Gage knockoff harkens back to a simpler, side-talkin' era
Imagine a world where Nokia's N-Gage is the mobile platform of choice -- there's no iOS, no Android, and Nintendo's 3D ventures ended mercifully with the Virtual Boy. It's a world where the Nckia NG b...
09:09 pm EDT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Engadget Yahoo buys TV companion app developer IntoNow and its database of sounds
Earlier this year IntoNow launched its iPhone app that could identify what TV show you were watching by the audio Shazam-style and then share it with others over Facebook or Twitter, pull in additio...
08:51 pm EDT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Engadget Caption contest: Spike Lee asks Obama to smile for the camera
Just because it can doesn't mean you should...Joe Flatley: "Just a minute, Girl 6 is streaming on Netflix."Richard Lawler: "Give me 20 D Energizers."Terrence: "The only question is: kaleidescope or tw...
08:23 pm EDT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Engadget Today marks 50th anniversary of first silicon integrated circuit patent (and the entire computing industry)
There's little question that the last 50 years have represented the most innovative half-century in human history, and today marks the anniversary of the invention that started it all: the silicon-bas...
07:49 pm EDT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Engadget Dell Precision M4600 and M6600 specs spotted in leaked manual
Since we first peeked the new Sandy Bridge-equipped Dell Precision M4600 and M6600 back in February we haven't heard much about these mobile workstations. We still don't have prices or a release date,...
07:49 pm EDT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Engadget Dell Precision M4600 and M6600 specs emerge in leaked manual
Since we first peeked the new Sandy Bridge-equipped Dell Precision M4600 and M6600 back in February we haven't heard much about these mobile workstations. We still don't have prices or a release date,...
07:24 pm EDT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Engadget Lenovo 7-inch Honeycomb tablet coming Q4 according to leaked PDF, Le OS genetics in tow
Hot on the heels of yesterday's leaked 10.1-inch ThinkPad tablet comes another juicy tidbit about another forthcoming device from Lenovo. This is my next reports that in the PC-maker has a 7-inch Hone...
06:59 pm EDT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile's Bobsled temporarily suspends service in first week
It's a sad day for Bobsled's one-eyed chat bubble monster, as T-Mobile has just announced it's temporarily shuttering the recently launched VoIP service. A statement released on Bobsled's Facebook pro...
06:59 pm EDT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile's Bobsled temporarily suspends service in first week (updated)
It's a sad day for Bobsled's one-eyed chat bubble monster, as T-Mobile has just announced it's temporarily shuttering the recently launched VoIP service. A statement released on Bobsled's Facebook pro...
06:32 pm EDT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Engadget Editorial: Hey Apple, why does it take an hour to put an album on my iPod?
This one's been a long time comin', but the iTunes forced backup / syncing issue is no less real today than it was a decade ago when iTunes began to play a larger-than-life role in the operation of Ap...
06:03 pm EDT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Engadget Commenting on Engadget: a refresher, and how you can help
It's been a little while since we took the time to remind you folks how comments work here -- not that long in human years but, since we've had some changes since then, we thought it was time for a re...
05:37 pm EDT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Engadget Geely McCar comes with an electric scooter for people who hate walking
Find the use of your legs inconvenient? Behold the Geely McCar, an ultra compact, two-door car that still manages to tuck an electric scooter in the back. Geely, the Chinese company that now owns ...
05:08 pm EDT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Engadget Elon Musk says SpaceX will send a man to space in three years, Mars within the next two decades
Elon Musk has never been one to shy from making bold predictions, which is why we're not surprised to hear that he has high hopes for the future of space travel. In a recent interview with the Wall St...
04:43 pm EDT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Engadget Netgear's N750 wireless router Newspeaks its way to 750Mbps
Believe it or not, blazing-fast WiFi routers don't have to look like anti-aircraft weapons. The new flagship device from Netgear, the N750, keeps its array of antennae stashed out of sight. Even witho...
04:01 pm EDT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Show - 020: RIM's Ryan Biden, GDGT's Peter Rojas, Ford CEO Alan Mulally, lots of tablets, Shredder test-drive
Welcome to the latest episode of the The Engadget Show, in which we change things up just a little bit. Everything starts with a trip to the New Mexico desert for a ride on the Shredder, love child...
04:01 pm EDT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Show - 020: RIM's Ryan Bidan, GDGT's Peter Rojas, Ford CEO Alan Mulally, lots of tablets, Shredder test-drive
Welcome to the latest episode of the The Engadget Show, in which we change things up just a little bit. Everything starts with a trip to the New Mexico desert for a ride on the Shredder, love child o...
03:48 pm EDT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Engadget Google Video shutdown halted for now, Google slinging content over to YouTube itself
Seems Google sparked a bit of spirited debate when it decided to pull the plug on Google Video, because the company's put that plan on indefinite hold, telling users that it's looking for "an easier w...
03:25 pm EDT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Engadget Los Angeles pilot program offers up to $2,000 off EV charging stations
You can already get a pretty hefty federal rebate on an electric vehicle, and it looks like at least some folks in Los Angeles can now also save a good chunk of change on an EV charging station. LA Ma...
03:01 pm EDT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Engadget Mitsubishi Blu-ray players have BDXL, 3D support, and a two-faced remote
We don't want to slight these three new Blu-ray players from Mitsubishi -- they've got all the latest features that the kids are clamoring for, like 3D Blu-ray, BDXL, AVCREC, and VOD support. However,...
02:37 pm EDT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Engadget AT&T's new cell tower can fit in a suitcase, help restore networks after natural disasters
Whenever a natural disaster strikes, phone companies are typically forced to patch up their own networks with fleets of trucks that serve as temporary cell towers. It's a process that involves plenty ...
02:06 pm EDT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Engadget Samsung makes sure you know the Galaxy S II is really, really thin with silly new ad (video)
Samsung seems to be killing time until it finally ships the Galaxy S II by making promo videos for its dual-core superphone. The latest in a series of ads for the S II spends a few precious seconds re...
01:33 pm EDT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Engadget B-Squares bring portable solar energy and Arduino compatibility to toy blocks (video)
We've seen plenty of portable solar chargers in our time, but few have looked quite as versatile as B-Squares -- a new collection of 3D modular energy storage devices that can be arranged in various c...
12:52 pm EDT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Engadget Apple signs Warner Music to its cloud-based music service
Need another sign that iTunes will soon be floating your library up to the cloud? Look no further than confirmation of Apple signing Warner Music, a deal that should see the label's music availabl...
12:30 pm EDT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Engadget B&N Nook Color update released, brings Froyo, apps, and Flash, we go hands-on (video)
We've been waiting for this day: our little reader would finally become a big boy tablet -- without having to resort to any sort of hackery. We knew it was coming and, as of now, owners of the Barnes ...
11:56 am EDT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Engadget HP EliteBook 2560p laptop, 2760p convertible tablet surface in more leaked docs
We're not quite sure what it is with companies and their loose PDFs these days, but another pair of documents have now surfaced on HP's servers, which provide the complete specs and our first real loo...
11:19 am EDT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Engadget Panasonic's Gyutto e-bike has room for two, actually even three
Okay, so the pic only shows one child seat on this new power-assisted bike from Panasonic, but the designers reckon you can fit another one on the back. It's called the Gyutto and it packs some nifty ...
10:41 am EDT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Engadget Acer said to be using LG Shuriken display in upcoming laptop -- less bezel, less thickness, more awesome
The zany guys and gals at DigiTimes have a saucy new rumor to start our week off with a bang. A newfangled LG display, dubbed Shuriken, is apparently being recruited in Acer's fight against irrelevanc...
09:32 am EDT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1v available tomorrow for "590, starting with Portugal
Some lucky Aussies might have been able to pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1v ahead of the rest of the world, but it turns out the Portuguese will actually be taking this Honeycomb tablet home fir...
08:53 am EDT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Engadget Nintendo sells 3.61 million 3DS handhelds, but sees 2010 net profit decline by 66 percent
It's a "good news, bad news" kind of a day in Super Mario land, as Nintendo's announcement of a Wii successor has been followed up with the delivery of the company's financial results for fiscal year ...
08:24 am EDT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Engadget Painting with fire, thanks to a cybernetic glove (video)
Fire: the most primal element. "It's a living thing," Robert De Niro once said, "It breathes, it eats, and it hates. The only way to beat it is to think like it." Unless you're an artist - then you r...
07:35 am EDT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Engadget Nintendo confirms next Wii coming in 2012, will preview it at E3
Nintendo has just announced it plans to introduce a successor to its Wii console next year, a "playable model" of which will be shown off at the E3 gaming expo in Los Angeles coming up on June 7th. No...
06:55 am EDT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Engadget Acer Iconia Tab A500 now on sale, $450 for aluminum-clad WiFi-only model
Yearning for some diversity in your hunt for a Honeycomb tablet? Acer's new Iconia Tab A500 doesn't really stray from the Tegra 2 norm when it comes to internal specs, but it does have that brushe...
05:11 am EDT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Engadget James Cameron picks up 50 RED EPIC-Ms, high-fives Peter Jackson
Looks like another director's been on a shopping spree lately, as RED's Jim Jannard's just announced that he sold another 50 EPIC-Ms to one generous customer. Who's this, you ask? Why, it's James ...
03:07 am EDT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Engadget Acer Aspire One Happy gets Easter egg colors, Atom N570 chip
Eager to pick up a new molded-plastic Acer One netbook, but wish it came in PAAS-approved Easter egg hues? Then your day has come, friend. Macles reports that Acer will refresh its Aspire One Happ...
01:30 am EDT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: solar panel roads, floating golf, and the 2,564.8 MPG race car
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. Building technology got a tremendous boost this week as I...
12:15 am EDT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Engadget Switched On: A legacy from the Flip side
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.Last week's Switched On discussed some of the challenges the Flip camcorder faced trying to grow in the marketplace, an...
11:12 pm EDT - Sun, April 24, 2011
Engadget Olympus still loving E-series DSLRs, but teases new Micro Four Thirds lenses to confuse you
The Micro Four Thirds form factor may be a compelling choice for those seeking portability with affordable prices and notable quality, but there's no doubt that many folks are still loyal to the conve...
10:07 pm EDT - Sun, April 24, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile G2x getting Gingerbread 'sooner than you'd expect,' may not be a quad-band handset
We found the T-Mobile G2x to be a gem of a phone, blessed with both a speedy dual-core chip and a near-complete lack of bloatware to keep you from enjoying its raw muscle, but it's hard to deny it wou...
09:05 pm EDT - Sun, April 24, 2011
Engadget Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet leaks out with Honeycomb, IPS screen, optional stylus and keyboard folio?
Remember the ultra-thin Lenovo ThinkPad X1 we detailed just a few hours ago? The document that dished those secrets also mentioned an "X Slate," which made us wonder if Lenovo's LePad was finally ...
07:16 pm EDT - Sun, April 24, 2011
Engadget Startup's headset will bathe your brain in ultrasound, might help fight cancer, too
The scientific community has spent a decade exploring ultrasound as a means of breaking through the blood-brain barrier -- a layer of tightly-packed cells that surround the brain's blood vessels, maki...
05:33 pm EDT - Sun, April 24, 2011
Engadget Lenovo ThinkPad X1 confirmed, faster-charging integrated battery detailed
Yesterday's speculation has turned into today's fact. The ultraslim Lenovo ThinkPad X1 is most definitely real, coming soon, and just so happens to be packing some fancy new battery technology as well...
04:12 pm EDT - Sun, April 24, 2011
Engadget RIM wants Hulu Plus on the Blackberry PlayBook, 'conversations' continue
RIM wants Hulu Plus on the just-released Blackberry PlayBook. It also wants everyone to know it wants Hulu Plus on the Blackberry PlayBook, after the streaming video service unceremoniously blocked ac...
02:08 pm EDT - Sun, April 24, 2011
Engadget HTC Sensation procures online real estate, launches sign-up page
The G2X may be getting all the attention as the current flagship for T-Mobile, but HTC is bound and determined to make sure it doesn't stay that way for long. Curious souls may be happy to learn that ...
10:06 am EDT - Sun, April 24, 2011
Engadget Amsterdam orders 125 public EV charging stations, hastens the death of internal combustion
Amsterdam is known for its affinity for two-wheeled transportation, but the cycling-crazed city is also making a serious commitment to EVs for those Dutch who prefer driving. As a part of a plan intro...
06:02 am EDT - Sun, April 24, 2011
Engadget New radio wave technique could detect alien planets, receive interstellar tunes
Any experienced planet hunter will tell you: finding exoplanets is the real challenge, where hardened professionals go to test their mettle. These tricky bodies stymie conventional methods - like seei...
03:32 am EDT - Sun, April 24, 2011
Engadget How would you change Lenovo's ThinkPad X120e?
It's one of the first Fusion-based laptops out of the gate -- certainly one of the first with a semi-business-oriented shell -- and we found it to be one of the best modern ThinkPads we'd seen when re...
01:25 am EDT - Sun, April 24, 2011
Engadget Visualized: a Foxconn worker walks into an Apple store...
... and thinks, "I should ask for another raise."Visualized: a Foxconn worker walks into an Apple store... originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 23 Apr 2011 21:25:00 EDT. Please see our terms for u...
10:41 pm EDT - Sat, April 23, 2011
Engadget Dell's 10-inch Android and Windows tablets get names, specs, release dates
Well, well, what have we here? A pair of 10-inch Dell tablets, one running Windows 7 on those fancy new Oak Trail chips from Intel and the other pushing Android 3.0 with a Tegra T25. We already sa...
08:59 pm EDT - Sat, April 23, 2011
Engadget HTC Flyer up for preorder for $499 at Best Buy on April 24th
Europeans have been able to preorder the HTC Flyer for months, and now curious Yanks are about to get their chance, too. The tablet will be available for preorder on April 24th (that's this Sunday) fo...
07:01 pm EDT - Sat, April 23, 2011
Engadget PSA: T-Mobile G2x and LG Optimus 2X include two-button screencap function (video)
Taking screenshots on Android has always been an ordeal akin to an emergency visit to the dentist -- you know you have to do it but you just don't want to. The convoluted process involves either insta...
04:53 pm EDT - Sat, April 23, 2011
Engadget Norio Ohga, former Sony chairman and multimedia pioneer, dies at 81
There's more sad news out of Japan this morning, we're afraid -- Sony is reporting that former chairman Norio Ohga passed away in Tokyo yesterday from multiple organ failure. He was 81. You may not pe...
03:53 pm EDT - Sat, April 23, 2011
Engadget Lenovo ThinkPad X1 shows up online, looks freakishly thin
ThinkPad aficionados mourning the loss of the X300 series of ultraportable laptops might have something mighty fine to look forward to in the near future. A ThinkPad X1 has shown up at Swiss e-tailer ...
02:11 pm EDT - Sat, April 23, 2011
Engadget PlayStation Network outage caused by 'external intrusion,' continues for third day
It started on a quiet Wednesday night, with PlayStation gamers finding their Network unresponsive to their login attempts, and now continues well into its third day. Sony has now finally shed some lig...
02:11 pm EDT - Sat, April 23, 2011
Engadget PlayStation Network outage caused by 'external intrusion,' continues for third day (update)
It started on a quiet Wednesday night, with PlayStation gamers finding their Network unresponsive to their login attempts, and now continues well into its third day. Sony has now finally shed some lig...
01:35 pm EDT - Sat, April 23, 2011
Engadget Couple in Atlanta finally gets a LiFe, courtesy of Wheego
Wheego has, at long last, let its first $32,995, 100-mile range LiFe electric two-seater loose on the public, and added another cute little electric car to the US EV collective. By either stroke-of-lu...
12:27 pm EDT - Sat, April 23, 2011
Engadget SLG 3000 scanline generator brings grimy gaming to modern displays (video)
As diligent as we are about keeping you abreast of absolutely every awesome new gadget that hits the market, every once in a while even we miss a real gem. Case in point: Arcade Forge's SLG 3000 scanl...
11:33 am EDT - Sat, April 23, 2011
Engadget FlyNano plane is super-light, pretty cheap, a little scary
Since the dawn of time, man has dreamed of soaring through the clouds, without invasive TSA security checks and having the guy next to him fall asleep on his shoulder, drooling. FlyNano debuted three ...
08:19 am EDT - Sat, April 23, 2011
Engadget GigaPan Epic Pro robotic camera mount gets upgraded to firmware version 171
The GigaPan Epic Pro has been privy to the making of some pretty monumental and highly detailed panoramic images, and now the gigapixel gadget is getting an upgrade. The latest firmware update to the ...
05:26 am EDT - Sat, April 23, 2011
Engadget Mitsubishi i MiEV priced to move, rolls out slowly across US
Mitsubishi promised a fall 2011 launch for the i MiEV here in the US, and we're happy to report the company is right on schedule -- so long as you live in California, Oregon, Washington, or Hawaii. Th...
03:33 am EDT - Sat, April 23, 2011
Engadget Ask Engadget: quickest booting firing point-and-shoot camera?
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 Dan, who is totally o...
01:39 am EDT - Sat, April 23, 2011
Engadget SARbot searches for victims underwater in Japan (video)
Joining the extended family of robots assisting with the relief effort in Japan, the Texas-based Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR) has sent its SARbot to Rikuzentakata. Like some of...
12:19 am EDT - Sat, April 23, 2011
Engadget Ford makes list of the 25 most EV-friendly cities, still likes selling cars to residents elsewhere
So, you saw a Volt, Leaf, or Focus Electric and were convinced to go green, but are unsure whether your local municipality is as eco-friendly as you are. Well, Ford has done your homework for you (wit...
11:53 pm EDT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Engadget Could the iPhone 5 look like a beveled iPod touch?
See that up there? That could be your next iPhone -- or it could be a tear-shaped dream. It's a mock-up of what is said to be the iPhone 5, according to anonymous sources quoted by Joshua Topolsky...
10:47 pm EDT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Engadget DirecTV's iPad, iPhone, Android apps will also have HBO Go streaming May 2nd
Just like the web versions of HBO Go and Max Go are accessible both through their own sites and various provider portals, DirecTV has announced it will include access to them in its own apps on iPad, ...
10:47 pm EDT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Engadget DirecTV's iPad, iPhone, Android apps will (NOT) have HBO Go streaming May 2nd (Update)
Just like the web versions of HBO Go and Max Go are accessible both through their own sites and various provider portals, DirecTV has announced it will include access to them in its own apps on iPad, ...
09:51 pm EDT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Engadget Karotz to start shipping, Nabaztag to return from dead for Easter
Cadbury aside, nothing says Easter quite like a good resurrection tale, and this story's got it -- starring a rabbit, no less. Owners of Nabaztag, the email-reading / weather-forecasting / and general...
09:08 pm EDT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Engadget Archos 7c tablet with Eclair, kickstand now shipping for $220
Well, isn't today our lucky day? Just a week after debuting on video, the Archos 7c Home Tablet is shipping in the US for $220 -- more than a month ahead of its expected June arrival. As a refresh...
08:25 pm EDT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Engadget Carnegie Mellon's GigaPan Time Machine brings time-lapse to panoramas
We've already seen GigaPan technology used for plenty of impressive panoramas, but some researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have now gone one step further with their so-called "GigaPan Time Ma...
07:29 pm EDT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Engadget Exclusive: White iPhone 4 lands at Vodafone UK
Well, would you have a gander at that? That, friends, is Apple's long-awaited, hardly-forgotten white iPhone 4, and so far as we can tell, this is actually the real deal. We've seen retailers maki...
06:51 pm EDT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Engadget Large Hadron Collider smashes beam intensity record, inches closer to discovering God particle
Already a record holder for mashing protons together at 7 TeV (trillion electron volts), the Large Hadron Collider can now add world's brightest beam to its list of accomplishments. Beam intensity is ...
06:09 pm EDT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Engadget '3D Towers' double disk storage capacity, don't require glasses
Here's some exciting news for all you data storage enthusiasts and academics out there: researchers in France have found a way to double the storage capacity of magnetic disk drives by constructing "3...
05:05 pm EDT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Engadget Sony NEX-3 successor NEX-C3, Alpha A35 images leaked?
We were a bit unsettled when Sony suddenly discontinued the NEX-3 after just eight months on the street, but if these leaked images are in fact authentic, then we might just have a worthy successor on...
04:44 pm EDT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Engadget NSA wants $896.5 million to build new supercomputing complex
The federal government may be cutting corners left and right, but that hasn't stopped the NSA from requesting nearly $900 million to help beef up its supercomputing capabilities. According to budget d...
03:59 pm EDT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Engadget Microsoft patent application shows custom Kinect gestures, roaming user profiles
Since Kinect entered the world, modders have been hacking it for everything from playing Tetris to controlling a web browser. And really, Microsoft never seemed to mind. In case it wasn't obvious how ...
03:19 pm EDT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Engadget US Army developing Android-based smartphone framework and apps
The US Army is calling upon Android app developers to help make military life a little less stressful -- and, perhaps, a lot safer. Under a new Army framework known as the Mobile/Handheld Computing En...
02:41 pm EDT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Engadget Logitech's Squeezebox Controller app makes the transition from Android to iOS
After launching the Squeezebox Controller app on Android last month, what could Logitech do next other than release a version for your iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad. The features and interface appear to ...
02:03 pm EDT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Engadget Husqvarna lawnmower remote for iOS: a lot less fun than we'd hoped
Sure, we've been living in a series of safe houses and seedy motels since 1968, but that doesn't mean that you can't have nice things. A two-car garage, white picket fence, and a healthy lawn: that's ...
01:21 pm EDT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile willing to knock $100 off G-Slate, if you ask nicely
Here's a little secret that T-Mobile didn't really intend for public consumption: if you give the company a ring you can nab an extra $100 off a G-Slate. The discount was emailed out to those who sign...
01:06 pm EDT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Engadget DS Lite discontinued at GameStop
We caught wind of an internal GameStop memo this morning announcing the discontinuation of Nintendo's DS Lite. The memo (pictured above) asks employees to remove displays of Crimson, Black, and Metall...
12:48 pm EDT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Engadget Walmart to Sell Samsung Infuse 4G in May for $178.88?
The Samsung Infuse 4G has yet to make its way to market, but when it does, you might be able to find it at Walmart. Rumor has it that the retail giant has been sending around circulars indicating that...
11:44 am EDT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Engadget Self-healing polymer serves up quick fixes under UV rays (video)
As many self-healing polymers as we've seen roll across our screens, we never really tire of them -- chalk it up to our unending quest for perfection, but we like our gadgets devoid of nicks and scrat...
10:48 am EDT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Engadget AMD collects half a billion in Q1 profit, Fusion APUs now account for half of its laptop shipments
AMD's net income for the past quarter was $510 million, generated from $1.61 billion in total revenues. That should make happy reading for a company that's been raising similar gross revenues previous...
09:47 am EDT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Engadget Next generation Wii controller to feature 6.2-inch display, turn living room into giant DS?
E3 is getting close, just two months away now. As such the next-gen Wii console rumors have heated to a boil. One of the most interesting bits of tattle originates from Kotaku. The gaming site's sourc...
09:01 am EDT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Engadget Fujitsu LifeBook S761C and P711C replace optical drives with pico projectors, past with future
Optical disc drives may be passé nowadays, but the enclosures usually reserved for them in laptops need not go to waste. Fujitsu has just rolled out its latest line of portables and a pair of t...
09:01 am EDT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Engadget Fujitsu LifeBook S761C and P771C replace optical drives with pico projectors, past with future
Optical disc drives may be passé nowadays, but the enclosures usually reserved for them in laptops need not go to waste. Fujitsu has just rolled out its latest line of portables and a pair of t...
07:48 am EDT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Engadget SA Photonics high-res digital night vision system makes you look like Hello Kitty's cyborg cousin
Given, it might make you look like the love child of Robocop and a cartoon kitten, but SA Photonics' High Resolution Night Vision System (HRNVS) could mean smoother night flights for the US military. ...
06:52 am EDT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Engadget AT&T's MiFi 2372 gets DLNA update, streams media even without 3G connectivity
Novatel 2372 MiFi owners could always stream tunes from the web, but now they can do it from microSD -- after downloading Maintenance Release 1.0, that is, which finally brings DLNA server functionali...
05:57 am EDT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Engadget HTC Thunderbolt drops to $130 for new Verizon customers at Amazon over the weekend
If the Droid Charge has you thinking that Verizon LTE phones have to cost an arm, a leg, and an extra $100, you'll want to take a look at this. Amazon Wireless is chopping the Thunderbolt, Verizon's o...
05:38 am EDT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Engadget Google IO attendees asked to give their old Android phones to charity
Steve Jobs might not think much of Google's old "don't be evil" mantra, but it's hard to fault a company for using its products' popularity for the common good. In what seems to be a spiritual success...
04:36 am EDT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Engadget Microsoft patents apps that let you buy things, Ballmer to go on licensing spree?
Many of us use apps to buy stuff these days, whether its grabbing the latest e-book from Amazon, or a Groupon for a day of pampering at the local spa. Seems obvious now, but it wasn't (at least accord...
03:08 am EDT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Engadget Samsung strikes back at Apple with ten patent infringement claims
This shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone: in the latest chapter of the Apple-Samsung dispute over their smartphones' resemblance, the latter company has just retaliated by filing lawsuits against A...
02:43 am EDT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Engadget Google ordered to pay $5 million in Linux patent infringement suit
Score one for the little guy. An East Texas jury recently awarded a relatively small computer firm a pretty hefty settlement in a patent infringement suit that named Google, Yahoo, Amazon, AOL, and My...
02:43 am EDT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Engadget Google ordered to pay $5 million in Linux patent infringement suit (updated)
An East Texas jury recently awarded a relatively small computer firm patent troll a pretty hefty settlement (in you and me dollars) in a patent infringement suit that named Google, Yahoo, Amazon, AOL,...
01:56 am EDT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Engadget AT&T tells FCC just how important T-Mobile is, in 381-page redacted document
AT&T has many strategies for trying to convince the US government to let it buy T-Mobile, but the one it emphasized was this -- it would attempt to make remaining carriers Verizon, Sprint and even...
01:23 am EDT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Engadget Razer Hydra motion controller gets summer release, Portal 2 bundle
Remember the Razer Hydra controller that let you materialize portals with a real electromagnetic orb? Those motion sensing sticks will be available for pre-order in May and will go on sale in June...
12:36 am EDT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Engadget Ph.D. student subjects advanced robot to dance, embarrassment (video)
This is Sarcos, a highly-advanced robot capable of balancing on his own two legs. He's also connected to a motion-capture system that allows him to accurately mimic the actions of a human operator. Fo...
11:39 pm EDT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson slaps Walkman logo on X8, renames it W8
Take one Xperia X8, add a dash of color, paint a "W" on it and, voilà, you have the first Walkman phone running Android -- the W8. We're not seeing it on the US Sony Ericsson site yet, but a qu...
10:48 pm EDT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Engadget T-Hawk UAV enters Fukushima danger zone, returns with video
We'd love to head on down to Fukushima with a DSLR and some iodide pills, but that's obviously not going to happen. Sending in a flying robot seems to be the next best thing, though, and that's exactl...
10:02 pm EDT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Engadget Apple Stores stocking Square credit card readers
Jack Dorsey's über-popular credit card readers got a big thumbs-up from Cupertino this week. Square's devices are hitting Apple's 235 US retail locations and Apple.com for $9.95 a pop -- plus the...
09:17 pm EDT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Engadget Samson Meteor Mic review
Look at this guy! What a cutie! It's like Elvis' microphone cross-bred with some sort of weird alien USB bumblebee. Samson's Meteor Mic is unquestionably shiny, but its competition is an increasingly ...
08:40 pm EDT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Engadget Reuters: Apple set to launch cloud-based music service ahead of Google
It's the rumor that wouldn't die, and Reuters is now reporting that Apple is finally set to launch a cloud-based music service -- presumably putting its massive North Carolina data center to some real...
08:40 pm EDT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Engadget Reuters: Apple set to launch cloud-based music service ahead of Google (update)
It's the rumor that wouldn't die, and Reuters is now reporting that Apple is finally set to launch a cloud-based music service -- presumably putting its massive North Carolina data center to some real...
08:24 pm EDT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Engadget iriver Story HD e-reader hits the FCC, US retailers next?
We haven't heard much about iriver's Story HD e-reader since it quite literally landed in our laps at CES back in January, but it looks like it might now finally be nearing a US launch. The e-reader h...
07:56 pm EDT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Engadget Acer's Web Surf Station looks like a monitor, acts like an all-in-one
We'd say we're pretty well-covered when it comes to devices that turn on instantly to let you surf the web, scan your Facebook feed, and browse photos. But if you crave that immediacy and a larger, mo...
07:27 pm EDT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Engadget Amazon updates Kindle app for Honeycomb, shows that tablets really do exist
If you've done any Kindling on your Xoom or your G-Slate or your Transformer or whatever little slice of Honeycomb you're calling home, chances are you've noticed the app isn't exactly optimized for t...
07:06 pm EDT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Engadget PSP Go to America: I'm not dead (yet)
It looks like proclamations of the PSP Go's demise may have been a bit premature. While it does appear that Japan and Europe are giving up on the downloadable content-only device, Sony of America told...
06:47 pm EDT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Engadget Hair transplant robot gets FDA approval, men with straight brown hair rejoice
Back in 2007, we told you about Restoration Robotics, an upstart research team using robots to perform hair transplants -- a project whose details (you know, like how it works) were shrouded in secrec...
06:24 pm EDT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Engadget Arbonata Light Table classes up LEDs and dining rooms
Here's a solution for adding a little techno-flare to your furniture that's a bit more subtle than cramming computer parts into a coffee table. The Arbonata Light Table, available from nKcharms at the...
05:56 pm EDT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Engadget Sharp announces WiFi-enabled Freestyle Aquos portable TV for Japan
The phrase "portable TV" may conjure up images of a handheld device or luggable 5-inch CRT for most folks, but it looks like Sharp is intent on changing that perception. It's just announced its new Fr...
05:31 pm EDT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Engadget Verizon CFO suggests next iPhone will be a 'global device'
We're guessing it wasn't on the company's agenda for its earnings call earlier today, but Verizon CFO Fran Shammo let slip one other interesting iPhone tidbit in addition to its news of 2.2 million iP...
05:19 pm EDT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Engadget Hulu blocked on the BlackBerry PlayBook, Android fans say, 'told you so'
In news that should surprise no one, Hulu has blocked videos from playing in the BlackBerry PlayBook's native browser, adding the tablet to a long blacklist of devices. But where there's a will, there...
04:56 pm EDT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Engadget Motorola Xoom, Nexus S 4G hitting Sprint in early May?
Sprint service the only thing standing between you and a Motorola Xoom? Good news -- a tipster passed along an internal calendar showing an April 25th employee training date for the Honeycomb tabl...
04:55 pm EDT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Engadget PlayStation Network down for a long count, what's up Sony? (update: down for 24+ hours!)
We've been hit by a big batch of dismayed tips from PlayStation gamers this morning, who are finding themselves unable to log in to the PlayStation Network (again). Sony's response has been to acknowl...
04:34 pm EDT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Engadget Samsung's LTE-enabled Droid Charge coming to Verizon on April 28th for $300 on contract
Ready for the era of $300 superphones? We know, we aren't either, but the addition of LTE seems to be justification enough for Verizon Wireless and Samsung to toss a $299.99 subsidized price on th...
04:27 pm EDT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Engadget Protean Electric in-wheel motors have the stuff to make an F-150 turn green
An energy efficient Ford F-150 certainly sounds like an oxymoron, but the folks at Protean Electric have proven that even this gas guzzler can go green. So how'd they do it? Well, with in-wheel mo...
04:06 pm EDT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Engadget Panasonic Chargepad wirelessly juices up mobile chargers, nothing else
We've seen plenty of wireless charging solutions that employ inductive power and other technologies to charge devices directly (heck, your next car may even have a Powermat in its console), but Panaso...
03:46 pm EDT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Engadget The iPhone tracking fiasco and what you can do about it
By now you've no doubt heard about a certain iOS database file called consolidated.db. It made quite a splash yesterday when a pair of researchers, Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden, from O'Reilly Media ...
03:16 pm EDT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Engadget Nissan recovering from quake, ramps up Leaf deliveries
We have some good news from the Land of the Rising Sun -- a fresh batch of Leafs are on their way to American shores. At the New York Auto show, Nissan announced that the first shipments of post earth...
02:51 pm EDT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Engadget Toshiba's waterproof Camileo BW10 does 1080p video, 5 megapixel stills for $150
Flip might have died an untimely death, but spring is here, the birds are chirping, and the march of vacation-ready pocket cams continues -- Toshiba just announced the Camileo BW10, whose rubberized c...
02:27 pm EDT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Engadget Verizon reports 'strong' Q1 earnings: $27 billion revenue, 2.2 million iPhone activations
Yesterday was AT&T's turn, and today it's Verizon revealing its earnings for the first quarter of 2011. The company has reported $27 billion in consolidated revenue from its wireless and wireline ...
02:07 pm EDT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Engadget Augmented reality Tetris game uses Kinect hack, Wiimote, smooth jazz (video)
What does it take for a gaming classic to survive in a world ruled by titles like Portal 2 and Homefront? A Kinect hack, a Wiimote, and some electronic elbow grease, apparently. Trinity College st...
01:42 pm EDT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Engadget Ideum releases MT55 HD multitouch table for hands-on museum-goers (video)
Ideum has taken the wraps off the latest addition to its growing family of multitouch tables, with the release of the MT55. The table, originally announced late last month, boasts a handsome 55-inch L...
01:04 pm EDT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Engadget PlayStation Network down for a long count, what's up Sony?
We've been hit by a big batch of dismayed tips from PlayStation gamers this morning, who are finding themselves unable to log in to the PlayStation Network (again). Sony's response has been to acknowl...
12:49 pm EDT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Engadget Amazon launches German Kindle Store with 650,000 titles and lots of long words
After having already penetrated the UK's e-book market last year, Amazon has now launched the German Kindle Store, bringing more than 650,000 titles to Europe's most populous country. With today's lau...
12:29 pm EDT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Engadget Universe expansion: dark matter's out, anti-gravity's in, matter and antimatter still can't get along
Dark matter, we barely knew you, but before we ever found out if you were, in fact, the invisible hand pushing the cosmos apart, an Italian scientist ginned up a new theory that has anti-gravity doing...
12:02 pm EDT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Engadget iHub gets shut down by the iPolice
What happens when you decide to sell a device that brazenly features an apple logo you're not allowed to use? Well, not much actually, the robocops don't come busting through your door or anything...
11:32 am EDT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Engadget ECOtality announces Blink Mobile EV charging app
It's fast becoming apparent that no electric vehicle is complete without an accompanying smartphone app to help you find places to charge it, and it looks like ECOtality isn't about to let that trend ...
10:57 am EDT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Engadget Nokia and Microsoft sign definitive agreement, bring Windows Phone handsets closer to realization
Microsoft and Nokia's industry-altering announcement of a strategic alliance back in February has today been bolstered with the signing of a definitive agreement between the two companies. In announci...
10:35 am EDT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Engadget Amazon to take on Apple this summer with Samsung-built tablet?
You really should pay attention when Engadget's founder, Peter Rojas speaks about the tech industry. Especially when he leads into a story like this: It's something of an open secret that Amazon is wo...
10:15 am EDT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Engadget Nokia's Q1 2011: smartphone share down to 26 percent, 'more challenging' times ahead
Nokia has just published its first quarterly results in the era of its Microsoft partnership and things aren't looking too bright. Smartphone market share, which had been at 41 percent this time last ...
09:41 am EDT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Engadget iCade arcade cabinet for iPad starts selling at $100, already on backorder
Humans, they just love mixing the old with the new. To wit, the iCade gaming cabinet for the iPad, an April Fools' joke that was just a fun idea this time last year, has gone and turned very real, rep...
09:19 am EDT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Engadget Google shutting down most of Google Video, urges you to back up your greatest hits now
Google Video, the vestige of Google's in-house efforts at sharing moving pictures before the YouTube acquisition, is being closed down almost entirely. Everyone that isn't involved in the Google Video...
08:50 am EDT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Engadget Qualcomm reports record quarterly revenues, boasts 100th Snapdragon device
Qualcomm's back again with yet another set of impressive numbers. For the second quarter of this fiscal year, the chip giant saw record earnings of $3.88 billion, up 46 percent from the same quarter i...
08:09 am EDT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S II to arrive in UK on April 27th, but only through Phones 4u
UK phone retailer Phones 4u has scooped itself a short-term but enviable exclusive -- it'll be the only place in the UK where you'll be able to buy Samsung's Galaxy S II in April. The 1.2GHz dual-core...
08:01 am EDT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Engadget ASUS Eee Pad Transformer hits US on April 26th for $399
We recently deemed the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer the "best Honeycomb tablet yet." Admittedly that was before we got our hands on the T-Mobile G-Slate, but it's still an awfully nice hunk of glass, and ...
07:42 am EDT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Engadget Verizon starts delivering long overdue Froyo update to Fascinate users
Rejoice, brothers and sisters, for the Froyo has been delivered! Verizon's Fascinate was up until today weirdly stuck in its Android 2.1 gear, but the carrier has finally figured out whatever needed f...
07:07 am EDT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Engadget SanDisk and Toshiba announce world's smallest NAND flash memory chips
20 nanometer manufacturing processes, you say? We say pshaw, be gone luddite. Sandisk and Toshiba just announced the latest product from their joint venture: a 19nm 64Gb (8GB) X2 memory chip; aka,...
07:07 am EDT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Engadget SanDisk and Toshiba announce world's smallest NAND flash memory chips for tinier gadgets
20 nanometer manufacturing processes, you say? We say pshaw, be gone luddite. Sandisk and Toshiba just announced the latest product from their joint venture: a 19nm 64Gb (8GB) X2 memory chip; aka,...
06:33 am EDT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Engadget BiliBot combines Kinect, iRobot Create and gripper arm for affordable ROS fun (video)
The Personal Robotics Group at MIT may have already strapped a Kinect to a iRobot Create, but BiliBot did them one better by adding an arm to the mix -- not to mention this cherry-red frame. Better ye...
05:39 am EDT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Engadget Buick, GMC getting IntelliLink smartphone connectivity
Back in February, General Motors debuted its MyLink smartphone integration for the Chevy Volt and Equinox on the Engadget Show, letting drivers control their iOS, Android, and BlackBerry smartphone ap...
04:36 am EDT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Engadget Yahoo to retain search data for 18 months, says it's in your best interest
We've heard this one before: a seemingly well intentioned corporation makes promises to uphold user anonymity, but when market pressure proves too much to handle, it's left to weigh the benefits of pr...
03:33 am EDT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Engadget HTC Sensation 4G launching on June 8th, because Google AdWords says so
We already knew the dual-core Sensation 4G will be showing up in the states "beginning this summer," though HTC and T-Mobile have been mum on an actual date -- or so we thought. If you look up said ph...
02:50 am EDT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Engadget Fujifilm FinePix XP30 reviewed: average ruggedized cam, with GPS
With this ruggedized, GPS-equipped FinePix XP30 from Fujifilm, you won't have any trouble proving to your friends that that penguin photo your grandmother uses as her "screen saver" really was taken i...
01:47 am EDT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Engadget Eye-tracking microdisplay delivers Terminator vision, distracts joggers
The folks at Fraunhofer IPMS have done it! After years of tireless research and promises of Borg-like eyewear, the group has delivered a prototype of the world's first bidirectional, eye-tracking OLED...
12:44 am EDT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Engadget UPenn's PhillieBot throws out first pitch, Skynet calls for a reliever (video)
We'll hand it to the University of Pennsylvania -- mixing robotics and sport definitely isn't easy. But in the heart of Citizens Bank Park today, the so-called PhillieBot came close to generating a un...
12:21 am EDT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Engadget Google helps electric car owners find battery charges, peace of mind
The biggest challenge of owning an electric vehicle aside from having to awkwardly pal around with Ed Begley Jr. all of the time? Finding a place to charge it, of course. The ever-green folks at G...
11:38 pm EDT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Engadget Beats by Dr. Dre get the ColorWare treatment, minus the color (video)
Now, you'd think ColorWare would be working furiously to release some flashy iPad 2s, but that's not what we're getting today -- instead we now have a pair of Monster headphones to complement that eve...
11:20 pm EDT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Engadget Verizon Wireless: we might sell the BlackBerry PlayBook, if we feel like it
Frightened by the mere thought of picking up a partially-baked BlackBerry PlayBook? So is Verizon Wireless, it seems. Despite a March 22nd press release (embedded after the break for convenience) ...
10:58 pm EDT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Engadget KnightHawk 3G network-in-a-box breaks soldiers' backs, helps them get online anywhere
While it's easy enough to envision soldiers scaling battlegrounds with portable hotspots in tow, it's a useless solution for warriors deployed to remote areas that have patchy service to begin with. E...
10:35 pm EDT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Engadget Houston grandmother becomes host of first 'super WiFi' hotspot, proves you're never too old for wireless
This ain't your grandma's WiFi -- that is, unless your grandma is 48 year-old Leticia Aguirre. The Houston woman became the host of the very first "super WiFi" hotspot, earlier this week -- the new ne...
10:12 pm EDT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Engadget Virgin Media to test 1.5Gbps broadband on London's Silicon Roundabout
Just last week we reported on Fujitsu's plans to get in on the gigabit broadband game, and now Virgin Media is taking things a step further by announcing its intention to test internet speeds up to 1....
09:49 pm EDT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Engadget Nissan Leaf Nismo RC all-electric race car eyes-on
When Nissan announced the Leaf RC we, naturally, were expecting a little radio controlled version of the battery-electric sedan that's making its way to driveways now -- slowly. We certainly didn't ex...
09:19 pm EDT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Engadget ThinkPad Edge E220s available now for $749, runs spreadsheets like the wind
Lenovo has been on a bit of a tear recently. Heck, it was only yesterday that the sleek and powerful X220 and X220T went up for sale online. Today it's the ThinkPad Edge E220s getting some "buy now" l...
08:35 pm EDT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Engadget Apple beats estimates with Q2 earnings: $24.67 billion revenue, $5.99 billion profit
Apple just announced its earnings for the second quarter of the year, and it's once again beat estimates, with it reporting earnings of $6.40 a share, a total of $24.67 billion in revenue, and a net p...
08:32 pm EDT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Engadget Samsung announces 'multi-proof' W200 Pocket Cam with 1080p recording
Cisco may not have seen a bright future in the pocket camcorder business, but it seems that Samsung would be to differ -- it's just announced its new W200 Pocket Cam, which it proudly boasts is "multi...
08:04 pm EDT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Engadget External voice box prototype helps cancer, stroke sufferers regain speech
A team of UK scientists has developed a headset that can bring voices back to those who have lost their speech due to injury, cancer, stroke, and other maladies. They hope the prototype -- which uses...
08:03 pm EDT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Engadget Fisker Karma production slowly ramping up, first deliveries expected in June or July
The company is insisting it can't "really be interpreted as a delay" given that it's gone from prototype to production in just 37 months, but Fisker is now saying that the first all-electric Karma lux...
07:34 pm EDT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Engadget Eye-Fi Direct Mode is here, turns tablets and smartphones into must-have camera accessories
Eye-Fi promised that its Direct Mode for beaming photos straight from your camera to your smartphone or tablet would land this week, and we're pleased to announce the company has kept its word. Just p...
06:36 pm EDT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Engadget Final Audio Design's Piano Forte earphones promise concert hall sound at bank-breaking prices
Behold Final Audio Design's latest high-end earphones: the Piano Forte X-VII Series. Each of the four models that comprise the series features a large neodymium magnet driver, nestled inside a rigid m...
06:12 pm EDT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Engadget Niyari brings back Atari 400 nostalgia with USB keyboard, brown never looked so good
We never got around to reviewing the Atari 400 back in 1979, but it was probably for the best -- according to Technabob, the game console's membrane keyboard was more of a finger torturing tool. But i...
05:49 pm EDT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Engadget Sony rolling out PlayStation Home 1.5 update with real-time multiplayer support
Earlier this morning, Sony lifted the floodgates on its 1.5 update for PlayStation Home, bringing with it real-time multiplayer support, improved physics and more realistic graphics, among other goodi...
05:26 pm EDT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Engadget Toyota Entune and Prius V hands-on
This year at CES we got our first glimpse of the Toyota Entune infotainment system, and then a week later at the North American International Auto Show we got our first close-up look at the bigger, ha...
05:02 pm EDT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Engadget Apple sues Samsung: here's the deal
So we all know that Apple's suing Samsung alleging myriad IP infringements, but you may not know what all the fuss is about. On one hand, the lawsuit is surprising because Apple gets much of the goodi...
04:42 pm EDT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Engadget Chinese robotic triceratops skeleton packs Linux, no horns
FROG has a long way to go before it can become a real dinosaur. It's skinny, it's awkward -- in fact, the camouflaged robot is downright timid when compared to, say, the horn-wielding matador's nightm...
04:21 pm EDT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Engadget Minuscule PicoHD5.1 media player looks like a card reader, acts like a media streamer
What if your media streamer was as small as your media card reader? What if your list of "what ifs" shrunk by one this evening? And what if, by chance, said media streamer shipped with a remot...
03:45 pm EDT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile G2x review
It's only been a few weeks since the Optimus 2X crossed the desk of our European review bureau as the first known dual-core smartphone in the universe. Now LG's wunderkind has made its way across the ...
03:27 pm EDT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Engadget Laser tripwire does Hollywood-style security on the cheap, precious jewels not included
Sure, you could opt for a laser tripwire that puts intruders on blast via Twitter, but there's something to be said for the simplicity of the latest security system to come from Instructables user Eng...
03:03 pm EDT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Engadget Researchers find evidence iOS 4 records all your travels, again (updated)
If you didn't already think your smartphone knows too much about you, here's a handy reminder. A duo of UK researchers have uncovered a potentially worrying (and oddly enough, undocumented) feature in...
03:03 pm EDT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Engadget Researchers display evidence that iOS 4 records all your travels, again (updated)
If you didn't already think your smartphone knows too much about you, here's a handy reminder. A duo of UK researchers have uncovered a potentially worrying (and oddly enough, undocumented) feature in...
02:39 pm EDT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Engadget Apple awarded design patent for iPhone 4
Apple could probably plaster most of its Cupertino campus with patents and patent applications if it wanted to, but we're guessing there's few that make it more happy than a design patent for a flagsh...
01:50 pm EDT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile G-Slate and Sidekick 4G now on sale, Android overload imminent
That delectable G-Slate we just reviewed is today shaking off the cobwebs from its long journey westward and is making itself available for purchase directly through T-Mobile. The price is still a dau...
01:29 pm EDT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Engadget Kindle Library Lending will let you take books out on your e-reader or Kindle app, launching in US this year
We love books. We just don't love carrying more than one of them around. It's great to hear, then, that Amazon has figured out a new Kindle Library Lending feature, which will allow US customers to ch...
01:10 pm EDT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Engadget Skype for Android update adds US 3G calling, fixes personal data hole
Verizon Android users have had 3G Skype calling since this time last year, but the latest app release -- v1.0.0.983 for those of you keeping tabs -- brings 3G calling to the masses, without the need f...
12:17 pm EDT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Engadget AT&T reports best-ever first quarter for smartphone sales with 5.5 million, 60 percent of them are iPhones
We've been waiting for this one, the first indicator of the mythical Verizon iPhone's impact on the fortunes of the formerly exclusive Applephone carrier, AT&T. As it turns out, business is rollin...
11:44 am EDT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Engadget That hotel towel you're stealing might have an RFID chip in it
For many travelers, stealing hotel towels or bathrobes is more pastime than petty crime. Hotels, on the other hand, apparently take it more seriously. So seriously, in fact, that some have begun embed...
10:54 am EDT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Engadget Confirmed: The PSP Go is no more
The Sony PSP Go is today being reported to have "completed" its production and shipment in Japan, seemingly foreshadowing a worldwide discontinuation of sales. Such is the word from Impress Watch, whi...
10:40 am EDT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Engadget ARM predicts dual-core Cortex-A15 devices in late 2012, quad-core variants 'later on'
Smartphones and tablets, the two hottest categories of consumer devices right now, are dominated by ARM processor designs, so when the company speaks up about its product roadmap, we're inclined to li...
10:16 am EDT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Engadget Toshiba Qosmio T851 can do simultaneous 2D and glasses-free 3D, arriving in Japan this July
Glasses-free 3D on your laptop is now just a couple of brief months away. Toshiba has set loose details of its new 15.6-inch Qosmio T851, and this fella promises to not only dispense with the unstylis...
09:55 am EDT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Engadget EU investigation to take a closer look at net neutrality
The EU has commissioned an investigation into how European ISPs handle traffic and manage their networks, in a move that could lead to new legislation on net neutrality. The investigation, to be condu...
09:24 am EDT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Engadget Intel porting Honeycomb to its tablets, laments loss of Nokia
Corporate earnings calls can be tedious affairs. But sometimes, if you listen closely enough, you'll be treated to a nugget of product strategy in between those bursts of mind-numbing financial data. ...
09:24 am EDT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Engadget Intel porting Honeycomb to its tablets, Medfield smartphones on the way
Corporate earnings calls can be tedious affairs. But sometimes, if you listen closely enough, you'll be treated to a nugget of product strategy in between those bursts of mind-numbing financial data. ...
09:02 am EDT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Engadget New laser sighting system enlists electronic sensors to make sure snipers hit their marks
Anyone who's ever picked a flea off a dog's back with an automatic weapon knows there's a fine line between a crushed bug and a bloody mutt. Fortunately for flea-bitten K9s, a team of researchers are ...
08:11 am EDT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Engadget YouTube starts transcoding all new uploads to WebM, already has a third of its library ready
Google's resolve to bring WebM video streaming to the masses doesn't seem to have been weakened by a general lack of interest from the rest of the tech world, and the company's announced that each and...
07:27 am EDT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Engadget iPhone nano may not exist, but this KIRF does
While the folks "familiar with the matter" continue to debate over whether or not we'll actually see a real life iPhone nano at some point in our lifetime, the crafty KIRFers in China have taken matte...
06:41 am EDT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Engadget Visualized: what Motorola Android users want
16,611 votes and counting. We sure hope Motorola is getting the hint here.[Thanks, Arjen G.]Visualized: what Motorola Android users want originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 20 Apr 2011 02:41:00 ED...
05:56 am EDT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Engadget Toshiba's 10.1-inch Regza AT300 Honeycomb tablet hits Japan in June
Toshiba's first Honeycomb tablet, which we first laid hands upon back in January, has finally been priced with an honest to goodness ship date. Unfortunately, this 10.1-incher with 1,280 x 800 pixel d...
05:42 am EDT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Engadget Korg Monotribe has 1978 sound, modern mobility (video)
Meet the latest in Korg's analog revival, dubbed the Monotribe -- a portable, battery-powered groovebox with an old heart. This eight step sequencer expands on last year's Monotron, using the same cl...
04:55 am EDT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Engadget Next-generation iPhone coming in September?
Ok, so you won't be getting an iPhone refresh this summer. But according to a trio of sources speaking to Reuters, the next-generation iPhone should be shipping in September -- as we've heard before -...
03:14 am EDT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Engadget Official White House Android app attempts to quash OS inequality
They may not be able to please all of the people all of the time, but President Obama and gang are doing their best to reach across the OS aisle with a new Android app. Like the iPhone edition that ca...
02:12 am EDT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Engadget Google's Map Maker is a clone of Maps, except you can scribble local data all over it
Google may have stashed the locations of every WiFi access point and convenience store goodie the world over, but there are things that even 360-degree cameras, massive algorithms and self-driving car...
01:09 am EDT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Engadget Researchers show off DLC projector screen viewable in bright lighting conditions
One of the knocks against projectors has always been that they're not able to perform to their fullest unless the room is completely dark, but that may finally change if some researchers from Japan's ...
12:24 am EDT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Engadget Intel shocks everyone, including itself, with record Q1 earnings
This is starting to get a bit repetitive, but we're sure Intel will never tire of hearing it: the chip maker just had its best quarter ever. The company expected to pull in roughly $11.6 billion, topp...
11:41 pm EDT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Engadget Philips GoGear Connect gets Gingerbread and some new threads, we go hands-on
It's been a while since we last saw Philip's GoGear Connect PMP, and in the meantime it's acquired a new look and a new flavor of Android. The new GoGear has gone from white to black, lost its trackba...
10:58 pm EDT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Engadget GSM-flavored Xoom passes FCC muster, bound for AT&T?
It appears Motorola is taking a page from the Samsung playbook and making the Xoom carrier-agnostic. Verizon and Sprint are already marching along and, according Wireless Goodness, an AT&T version...
10:24 pm EDT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Engadget ASUS' bamboo-plated U43SD laptop graduates to Sandy Bridge, so does plain-jane U41SV
When we reviewed ASUS' first bamboo laptop, we raved about more than just its unconventional looks -- we were also impressed with its solid performance. So we're pleased, although not at all surprised...
09:53 pm EDT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Engadget AMD elevates the low-end with trio of sub-$100 cards: Radeon HD 6670, 6570, and 6450
Graphics card companies don't live and die by the enthusiast market alone. That may be where the glory is, but it's the budget cards that really bring in the bacon. For the entry level, AMD just unlea...
09:21 pm EDT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Engadget Vonage offers unlimited VoIP calling to mobile phones in 42 countries
It's been a while since we've heard much from the ever-embattled VoIP provider, but it looks like Vonage might still have a couple tricks up its sleeve. The company's latest service plan, known as Wor...
08:54 pm EDT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Engadget NASA awards $270 million to SpaceX and other commercial spaceflight ventures
NASA has given its seal of approval (and a lot of money) to SpaceX and three other private companies, as part of its Commercial Crew Development (CCDev2) initiative -- a program designed to spur the d...
08:29 pm EDT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry PlayBook pried open, gyroscope and other goodies discovered
What's in a PlayBook? No, literally, what is in that thing? Well, most of the specs were known ahead of today's release, but there was a bit of confusion about whether RIM's 7-inch tablet did ...
08:09 pm EDT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Engadget Motorola delays Droid Bionic launch until summer to make 'several enhancements'
There's not a lot of details on this one, but the Wall Street Journal has just confirmed with Motorola that the launch of the Droid Bionic will be delayed until summer, and that it might not be availa...
07:52 pm EDT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile's Bobsled brand launches with free Facebook voice calls, much more promised soon
Looking for another free VoIP calling option? Well, you've now got one anyway -- T-Mobile has just announced its new Bobsled brand, and it's kicking things off with a Facebook application that wil...
07:25 pm EDT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Engadget Acer releases Aspire One 722 netbook, tries to make molded plastic happen
It looks like that funky Acer netbook with the dented lid that we spied at MWC wasn't a one-off. The company just released the Aspire One 722, an 11-inch mini with the same aesthetic (and a likely suc...
07:03 pm EDT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Engadget Trademark filing, domain names suggest Toshiba's tablet might be named 'Thrive'
Could Toshiba's nameless Honeycomb tablet finally have a proper name? Thanks to a helpful tipster, we now have our clearest indication yet. Toshiba just filled a trademark application for the name...
06:40 pm EDT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Engadget DirecTV's $30 per rental premium video on-demand service launches Thursday
If the actual trip to the movie theater was the only thing preventing you from checking out Adam Sandler, Brooklyn Decker and Jennifer Aniston in Just Go With It, you can still check it out before it ...
06:15 pm EDT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Engadget AT&T affirms: Windows Phone 7 NoDo rollouts start today for Focus and Quantum owners
What's this, a rollout hitting as planned? Believe it or not, the leaked memo we spotted a few days back has now proven true, with Microsoft's long-awaited NoDo update (complete with copy-and-past...
05:54 pm EDT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Engadget USB iHub is the perfect knockoff accessory for your Apple-centric existence
So, you waited in line for an iPad 2, snatched up an iPhone 4, and even bought one of those unofficial white conversion kits. You work all day on a MacBook Air with a Steve Job figurine sitting next t...
05:26 pm EDT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Engadget Alienware M18x and M14x first hands-on!
Now that Alienware's latest gaming notebooks have broken free from their classified captivity, perhaps you'd like to know how their form factors stack up? Well, we just so happen to have gotten ou...
04:59 pm EDT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Engadget Sprint to pay at least $1 billion to use Clearwire's 4G network through 2012
Although it might not make a difference to consumers, the 4G network ripping through Sprint-branded devices such as the EVO 4G doesn't actually belong to the carrier. Rather, Sprint rents use of Clear...
04:39 pm EDT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Engadget Acer's Jim Wong named Corporate President, will head new Touch Business Group
The changes just keep on coming at Acer these days -- following a shakeup at the top and a new, friendlier logo, the company has now announced that longtime company exec Jim Wong will be stepping up t...
04:19 pm EDT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Engadget Microsoft's Ashley Highfield says no dedicated tablet OS until the time is right
In an interview with Pocket-lint, Microsoft UK's Ashley Highfield said the company won't be delivering a dedicated OS for tablets anytime soon. "We won't do anything in the tablet market unless we can...
03:59 pm EDT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Engadget Maxell's Vibrabone HP-VBC40 earbuds can rattle your skull, if you'd like
Maxell has taken a slightly different approach to the bone conduction trope with its new Vibrabone HP-VBC40 earbuds - headphones that combine standard stereo drivers with the same bone-rattling, vibra...
03:32 pm EDT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Engadget Otomata sequencer creates generative music for the melodically challenged (video)
It won't bring you the success or adoration that Brian Eno's enjoyed, but the Otomata sequencer could have you making noise like the Roxy Music alum in seconds. Way back in 1996, Eno espoused the idea...
03:20 pm EDT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Engadget Alienware M18x, M14x and M11x R3 finally official, world can now move on
Last week, we received a top-secret communique from Dell's Alienware division, bidding us attend a San Francisco event -- where, we were told, we'd be privy to some highly classified announcements. Of...
03:04 pm EDT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry Bridge not available for PlayBook users on AT&T, unofficial workaround available
We're not sure why this was never mentioned before the BlackBerry Playbook launch, but it looks like AT&T customers opting for RIM's new tablet won't be able to take advantage of one key feature, ...
02:42 pm EDT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Engadget Bang & Olfusen's BeoVision 4-85 TV combines 3D and Full HD with superfluous sleekness
Bang & Olfusen's new BeoVision 4-85 isn't just another run-of-the-mill 3D TV for the unwashed masses. It's a really pretty 3D TV, for the refined and the opulent. The 85-inch plasma screen comes ...
02:42 pm EDT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Engadget Bang & Olufsen's BeoVision 4-85 TV combines 3D and Full HD with superfluous sleekness
Bang & Olufsen's new BeoVision 4-85 isn't just another run-of-the-mill 3D TV for the unwashed masses. It's a really pretty 3D TV, for the refined and the opulent. The 85-inch plasma screen comes ...
02:19 pm EDT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Engadget Amazon beats Dell to the punch, quietly ships WiFi-only Streak 7 in the US
If you've been impatiently waiting for that $380 WiFi-only Dell Streak 7 you pre-ordered, you can stop your fidgeting because it looks like Amazon, at least, has quietly started to ship them out to ea...
01:54 pm EDT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Engadget Lenovo ThinkPad X220 and X220T now shipping, starting at $849
Laptop makers seem to enjoy making our lives difficult by sneaking "buy now" labels onto their latest products and Lenovo has kept up that tradition by making its 12.5-inch ThinkPad X220 available wit...
01:34 pm EDT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Engadget Sony's MDR-DS6500 wireless headphones serve up surround sound in style
We've seen some rather homely cans in our time -- wireless and otherwise -- which is why we were delighted to see that Sony's latest set of 7.1 channel headphones doesn't sacrifice form for function -...
01:12 pm EDT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Engadget White iPhone 4 used to demo new multitasking, Spotlight search in 'test version' of iOS? (video)
We've just laid eyes on a video from the prolific leaksters over at Tinhte, who claim they not only have a white iPhone 4 from Apple, but it's one with a "test version" of iOS that nobody else has yet...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Engadget Sonos adds AirPlay support as Android Controller app hits the Market
For months we've been wondering aloud how Sonos would respond to Apple's September AirPlay announcement. After all, Apple's promise to "stream music throughout your entire house" steps all over Sonos'...
12:40 pm EDT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Engadget Dish Network takes over 500 Blockbuster locations for some reason
Earlier this month, when Dish Network announced that it would be taking over Blockbuster's remaining assets, we openly wondered about what the deal would mean for the thousands of (mostly) empty renta...
12:20 pm EDT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S Gingerbread update pulled 'by Google,' needs a little more work
Come on, this is Samsung we're talking about here -- you didn't think a software update from Korea's leading smartphone maker would go without a hitch, did you? The Gingerbread build that made its...
11:31 am EDT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Engadget Sony said to have stopped PSP Go production, curiously fails to deny it
Oh, what tangled webs of non-denials we all weave. A Japanese blogger working for an official Sony retail partner has reported intel from the PlayStation maker that production of its PSP Go handheld h...
11:21 am EDT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Engadget Philippines launches electric tricycles, reignites your infatuation with Big Wheels
The lowly tricycle: occupying some hazy middle ground between car and bicycle, all too often it's dismissed as a novelty, a lark suitable only for children and dedicated iconoclasts - see, for example...
10:47 am EDT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Engadget Ziiiro Aurora and Orbit watches tell time with color, orbs of wonder
Time: how does it work? Well, the physicists are still trying to figure that out. And while they're tinkering with bosons and quarks and dark matter (oh my!), the designers at Ziiiro are working o...
10:03 am EDT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Engadget Erase a CD like a boss (video)
And here we thought that electricity was only good for reanimating monsters.Continue reading Erase a CD like a boss (video)Erase a CD like a boss (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 19 Apr...
09:41 am EDT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Engadget HBO Go app set to stream its way to iPhones, iPads and Android devices
Are you familiar with the HBO Go online streaming service that lets subscribers catch up on HBO's award-winning and ass-kicking TV content? Well, 'appy news for you, dear reader, for it's about to...
09:04 am EDT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Engadget Samsung sells HDD division to Seagate for $1.375 billion
We're firmly of the belief that SSDs are our future and Samsung would seem to agree. The Korean electronics giant has just announced that it's selling its hard disk drive-manufacturing arm to Seagate ...
08:58 am EDT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Engadget Panasonic chains Toughbook to a snowmobile, shows signs of life post-torture (video)
We've never questioned the rigidity of Panasonic's Toughbook line -- after all, we've been shown just how rugged these things are time and time again -- but a new video from the company is just too cl...
08:06 am EDT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Engadget Apple spent nearly $5.7b on Samsung parts in 2010, faces 'strong' response to its patent suit
Want some numerical context to last night's revelation that Apple is suing Samsung Electronics for copying the iPhone and iPad? How does $5.7 billion sound? That's how much Apple spent on buyi...
07:17 am EDT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Engadget HECTOR insect-inspired hexapod walking robot is a smooth operator (video)
We've seen some rather nightmare-inducing robots inspired by insects, but, once again, the folks at Germany's Bielefeld University have managed to turn something inherently creepy into a rather lighth...
06:34 am EDT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry PlayBook now on sale in the US and Canada, starting at $500 with 16GB of storage
Today is the day in BlackBerry land. The wait for a dual-core device with an up-to-date operating system and that stylized BB logo is now over, and a vast array of stores in the US and Canada are now ...
05:59 am EDT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Engadget Gigabyte motherboard with Intel Z68 Express chipset on sale in Taiwan ahead of schedule
Intel's Z68 Express chipset and its SATA 6Gb/s connections, CPU and memory overclocking, and SSD caching capability weren't supposed to hit store shelves until the eighth of May. But, at least one Tai...
05:38 am EDT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Engadget Tabula scores $108 million to bring cheap, programmable chips to the masses
If you were to pry open your laptop, microwave or TV you'd find they're all loaded with an array of highly-specialized silicon. Designing, manufacturing, or just purchasing these chips is a major cost...
05:15 am EDT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Engadget Galaxy Tab 10.1v up for pre-order at Vodafone Australia, shipping to start May 1st
Oh, sure -- it's pretty much an ultrathin Galaxy Tab 10.1, but then again, it's an ultrathin Galaxy Tab 10.1. The newly-christened Galaxy Tab 10.1v has finally found itself a pre-order host over at Vo...
04:01 am EDT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile G-Slate review
The tablet wars are building, petty disputes that will soon lead to bloodshed. Products will be launched into battle only to be gunned down straight out of their boxes, crying for their fabricators as...
02:58 am EDT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Engadget Fastec's DSLR-sized TS3Cine does 720p at 720fps for $30,000
For years, consumers have been able to shoot slow-motion videos -- mostly with the help of Casio's line of slightly gimmicky point-and-shoots. But Fastec's TS3Cine aims for a more discerning customer ...
01:55 am EDT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Engadget redsn0w untethered jailbreak updated for iOS 4.3.2, still no love for iPad 2
Good news for all iOS jailbreakers: turns out the latest 4.3.2 update is still vulnerable to the same untethered hacking method used by redsn0w for 4.3.1, so Dev-Team's @i0n1c simply had to port his c...
01:31 am EDT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Engadget Alienware M14x laptop now available to order... in Malaysia
Well, it looks like those eager to get their hands on Dell's much-leaked Alienware M14x laptop now finally have at least one option, although it might not be the most convenient one. The gaming laptop...
01:31 am EDT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Engadget Alienware M14x laptop now available to order... in Malaysia (update: M11x too)
Well, it looks like those eager to get their hands on Dell's much-leaked Alienware M14x laptop now finally have at least one option, although it might not be the most convenient one. The gaming laptop...
12:28 am EDT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Engadget ASUS works Sandy Bridge magic on thin-and-light U31E, U31SD, and U36SD
It appears that ASUS is finally ready to show its line of thin-and-light machines some Sandy Bridge love. Swedish site Technytt claims to have the exclusive scoop on a trio of laptops -- the U31SD, U3...
11:37 pm EDT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Engadget Nokia launches Ovi Maps 3D beta, challenges Google Earth as your virtual tour guide of choice
Still searching for today's internet time sink? Then look no further than Nokia's just launched beta version of Ovi Maps 3D. Thanks to a little help from Navteq's maps and some software wizardry, ...
10:51 pm EDT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Engadget Arduino geiger counter brings open source radiation detection to the geeky masses (video)
Need to detect radiation? We sure hope not -- but if you're looking for a straight-forward, altogether geeky geiger counter, the Libelium gang has your back. En route to the Tokyo Hackerspace as w...
09:53 pm EDT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Engadget Contour Plus helmet cam spied, offers wider view of your extreme antics
If you're the type who likes to risk life and limb in pursuit of pleasure, then you know the best way to document your exploits is with a little helmet cam action. Bike Rumor is reporting that Contour...
09:12 pm EDT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Engadget TI aims to bring wireless charging to more devices with smallest receiver chip to date
Well, it looks like we could be about to see wireless charging spread to more places than ever before -- Texas Instruments just unveiled its next-generation, Qi-compliant wireless power receiver chip ...
08:41 pm EDT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Engadget SRI unveils Taurus, DaVinci's bomb-defusing little brother
This is SRI International's Taurus. Brought to you by the minds behind the DaVinci robo-surgeon, the diminutive (14 x 5-inch) bad boy is used to detect and defuse IEDs. Piggy-backing on existing devi...
08:04 pm EDT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Engadget Apple sues Samsung for 'copying' the iPhone and iPad
Woah! In the world of big-time lawsuits, this must be just about the biggest. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple has sued Samsung Electronics for copying "the look and feel" of its iPad t...
07:44 pm EDT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Engadget MSI rolls out Core i3-based CX640, CR640 laptops
MSI's already had a fairly productive month when it comes to new laptops, but it's not done quite yet -- the company has now also rolled out its new 15.6-inch CX640 and CR640 models, which each boast ...
06:41 pm EDT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Engadget ASUS Eee Pad Transformer (UK edition) review
The world's love affair with tablets may have been bubbling along under the surface for a while, but it really got started in earnest during CES 2010. Back in those wild days, you could see 15-inch ju...
06:04 pm EDT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Engadget Analogue Interactive crafts a Neo Geo MVS from walnut, yours for $649
There's plenty of folks that will sell you a so-called "consolized" Neo Geo MVS arcade system, but you won't find many quite as impressive as this bit of kit from Analogue Interactive. Crafted from 10...
05:39 pm EDT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Engadget Best Buy slaps Blue Label on Sony and Toshiba laptops, packed to the exhaust vents with extras
That fancy new Toshiba E305 we checked out back in January is up for pre-order now, and it's brought along a friend from Sony (the VPCSC1AFM/S) to join the Best Buy-exclusive Blue Label party. In term...
05:01 pm EDT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Engadget White iPhone 4 appears to be ready to order at Three UK for April 20th delivery
Looks like somebody pulled the trigger on an order page for the mythical white iPhone 4 a little early over at Three UK. The phone that had previously been listed on the carrier's site for a long, lon...
05:01 pm EDT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Engadget White iPhone 4 appears to be ready to order at Three UK (update: gone!)
Looks like somebody pulled the trigger on an order page for the mythical white iPhone 4 a little early over at Three UK. The phone that had previously been listed on the carrier's site for a long, lon...
04:23 pm EDT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Engadget iPhone 5 to have 8 megapixel camera and improved antenna, same old design?
To date, we've heard scant few details about the next-generation iPhone, except for a rumor that it may or may not have a bigger screen, and that it almost certainly won't pack an NFC chip. Now, one a...
03:33 pm EDT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Engadget Epic 4G user agent string suggests Gingerbread is on the way?
Samsung's Epic 4G just recently got Froyo, but it might not be too long before the handset bites into another toothsome treat -- a user agent profile at Sprint's own website lists a newer software bas...
02:56 pm EDT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Engadget iRobot Packbots enter Fukushima nuclear plant to gather data, take photos, save lives (video)
iRobot recently deployed a pair of robots to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, where intense levels of radiation have made it increasingly dangerous for human rescue workers to operate. Th...
02:26 pm EDT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Engadget Wacom announces capacitive stylus to replace puny human fingers
Eager to unleash some serious creativity on your tablet computer, but stymied by the meaty nubbins you call fingers? There, there. We know your shame. You need grace and precision: you need a styl...
01:38 pm EDT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Engadget Paul Allen compares working with Bill Gates to 'being in hell' (video)
Paul Allen doesn't give many interviews, but Microsoft's famously eclectic co-founder recently decided to sit down with 60 Minutes' Lesley Stahl, to discuss his juicy new memoir, The Idea Man. It's a ...
01:12 pm EDT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Engadget Verizon brings out LTE-riding MiFi 4510L, asks for $100 on a two-year contract or $270 without
We saw this little guy back at CES in January and then last month heard it wouldn't be long before it started retailing around the good old US of A. That day has now come, with Verizon officially kick...
12:33 pm EDT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Engadget First light wave quantum teleportation achieved, opens door to ultra fast data transmission
Mark this day, folks, because the brainiacs have finally made a breakthrough in quantum teleportation: a team of scientists from Australia and Japan have successfully transferred a complex set of quan...
11:55 am EDT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Engadget Nissan Leaf Nismo RC swaps basic comforts for a carbon fiber body and some racing good looks
Electric vehicles may have that instant torque thing going for them, but they're still a bit behind when it comes to giving heart palpitations to those diehard petrolheads. Hoping to change that perce...
11:19 am EDT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Engadget Samsung's RF4289 WiFi 'smart fridge' gets a dumb $3,499 price
Samsung's RF4289 "smart fridge" has just been dated and priced. Remember, this is the WiFi connected refrigerator with LED lighting and 28 cubic feet of storage that we first peeped back at CES in Jan...
10:15 am EDT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Engadget Motorola Atrix to launch exclusively with Orange UK in early May
Just in time to duel with the Samsung Galaxy S II, Motorola's Atrix is crossing the Atlantic for an early May release in Orange livery. UK carrier Orange has proudly announced it'll be the "exclusive ...
09:59 am EDT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Engadget Samsung promises a dual-core 2GHz smartphone 'by next year'
Are you ready for a scorching-fast future? Samsung sure is, as today the Maeli Business Newspaper reports "a high-ranking" company official has disclosed Samsung's intention to deliver a dual-core...
09:41 am EDT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Engadget Philips sells HDTV business to Hong Kong-based TPV Technology, will sate itself with royalty payments
Philips has been making teevees for over 80 years, but today its new CEO has announced that this storied history is coming to an end. Unable to generate a profit from its HDTV division -- it lost the ...
09:01 am EDT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Engadget The iPad is taking away American jobs, Jesse Jackson Junior's sanity (video)
You know how ebooks are gradually taking over paper books as the most popular format for the consumption of the written word? Well, that's bad, mmkay? Publishers, librarians, and booksellers a...
08:35 am EDT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Engadget iOS and Android continue chipping away at mobile gaming market, consoles remain strong
Let's face it -- smartphones (namely, iOS and Android devices) are slowly chipping away at the portable gaming market. If you recall, Apple took a nice slice of the market-share pie -- and as you'll n...
07:32 am EDT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Engadget Some MacBook Airs sporting faster Samsung blade SSDs?
When Apple released its redesigned MacBook Air in October 2010, much was made of the switch to flash storage using a custom-built Mini PCI Express form factor SSD drive. It took a few weeks but these ...
07:32 am EDT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Engadget Some MacBook Airs sporting faster blade SSDs, probably from Samsung
When Apple released its redesigned MacBook Air in October 2010, much was made of the switch to flash storage using a custom-built Mini PCI Express form factor SSD drive. It took a few weeks but these ...
06:29 am EDT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Engadget NEC's waterproof MEDIAS N-06C to get a sprinkle of Gingerbread and 1GHz power
The MEDIAS N-04C might well be the hotness in the world of super slim phones right now, but if you're looking for something with a little more oomph and protection against water, then NEC's also got y...
05:18 am EDT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Engadget Viewsonic G Tablet gets firmware update with Flash, USB peripheral support
Viewsonic's G Tablet may not have made much of splash when it debuted last fall, but it's certainly been picking up a bit of steam as of late. A recent price drop brought its cost down to just $280, a...
03:54 am EDT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Engadget UAE plans enterprise-class messaging ban for individuals and small companies?
Seems the United Arab Emirates wasn't satisfied with the spying agreements that RIM put in place -- now, the government's Telecommunications Regulatory Authority will reportedly restrict BlackBerry En...
02:46 am EDT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Engadget Meizu MX to be Jack Wong's next dream phone, coming with HDMI-out by year's end
It's only been 109 days since Meizu's remarkable launch of the M9 Android, but as we all know, there's nothing stopping our man Jack Wong from teasing his next flagship phone on his forum. Previously ...
02:46 am EDT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Engadget Meizu MX to be Jack Wong's next dream phone, coming with HDMI-out by year's end (update: HSPA+)
It's only been 109 days since Meizu's remarkable launch of the M9 Android, but as we all know, there's nothing stopping our man Jack Wong from teasing his next flagship phone on his forum. Previously ...
01:30 am EDT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: crazy concept cars, the Milan Furniture Fair, and new solar technology
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. The world of renewable energy received a jolt of innovati...
12:15 am EDT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Engadget Switched On: Flip-flops
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.This week's announcement that Cisco is shuttering its Flip Video business was but the latest twist in the history of th...
11:12 pm EDT - Sun, April 17, 2011
Engadget Screen Grabs: HTC Hero caught running WP7 on Smallville, Tess Mercer due for an upgrade
Screen Grabs chronicles the uses (and misuses) of real-world gadgets in today's movies and TV. Send in your sightings (with screen grab!) to screengrabs at engadget dot com.It looks like Tess Mercer's...
10:10 pm EDT - Sun, April 17, 2011
Engadget ASUS Eee Pad Slider making the jump from Tegra 2 to Atom Z670?
Last we heard, ASUS' Eee Pad Slider would pack a Tegra 2 processor just like its counterpart, the Eee Pad Transformer. There's now some pretty strong evidence suggesting that might not be the case, ho...
09:07 pm EDT - Sun, April 17, 2011
Engadget HP planning Veer launch party for May 2nd, AT&T brings cake for webOS 3.0 devs
We still don't have a solid release date for HP's tiny Veer -- we've been told it's "coming around the corner" and will be here "soon" -- but if we were the guessing type, we'd say that the pint-sized...
07:51 pm EDT - Sun, April 17, 2011
Engadget Samsung's super slender Galaxy Tab 10.1 snacks on some Honeycomb (video)
Honestly, we were a little bit worried that Samsung's rail-thin Galaxy Tab 10.1 was a mockup -- you know, seeing as how Sammy never turned it on -- but fast-forward to today and there's a working prot...
06:40 pm EDT - Sun, April 17, 2011
Engadget Evolve Three's Maestro C tablet has a swiveling bezel stand and a screen-protecting keyboard (video)
Evolve Three's goal of creating the world's most versatile touchscreen tablets seems to be going swimmingly so far -- first the boutique Australian outfit introduced the triple-booting Maestro, and no...
05:29 pm EDT - Sun, April 17, 2011
Engadget RC car runs on soda can rings, Doc Brown approves (video)
Many a future engineer was inspired by Back to the Future's Dr. Emmett "Doc" Brown, and not just because he proved that unkempt eccentrics could truly change the world. No, he also pioneered Mr. Fusi...
03:18 pm EDT - Sun, April 17, 2011
Engadget Nikon D5100 kit hits shelves early at Best Buy for $900
Eagerly waiting for some swivel screen action on the upcoming Nikon D5100? Well friend, you just got lucky, as said camera has just hit the shelves of Best Buy a few days early. The mid-range DSLR...
03:18 pm EDT - Sun, April 17, 2011
Engadget Nikon D5100 kit hits Best Buy shelves early, still costs $900
Eagerly waiting for some swivel screen action on the upcoming Nikon D5100? Well friend, you just got lucky, as said camera has just hit the shelves of Best Buy a few days early. The mid-range DSLR...
01:09 pm EDT - Sun, April 17, 2011
Engadget Panasonic gussies up LED prototypes, invites you to play (video)
How do you get laypeople excited about LED lighting? Make it pretty, of course -- that's what Panasonic Electric Works is doing this week at Salone del Mobile 2011, in Milan. Working with designer...
10:06 am EDT - Sun, April 17, 2011
Engadget Students use Wii Balance Board for kids' physical therapy system (video)
Nintendo's kid-tested, researcher-approved Wii Balance Board has struck at the heart of the medical supply industry yet again -- this time, the Bluetooth-connected scale is being used to help physical...
07:03 am EDT - Sun, April 17, 2011
Engadget Portable brain tumor treatment system kills cancer while you take out the trash
We've seen robots that perform brain surgery and lasers that cook tumors, and now a team of researchers are well on their way to bringing mobility to the battle against brain cancer. The NovoTTF-100A,...
03:58 am EDT - Sun, April 17, 2011
Engadget TALON robot gets declawed, helps Japan sniff out radiation (video)
Robotics experts at the Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory just taught an old war machine some new tricks, namely radiation detection -- a timely acquisition of knowledge, for sure. Swa...
02:01 am EDT - Sun, April 17, 2011
Engadget India wants to spy on Nokia users, BlackBerry fans no longer feel special
Poor Nokia, between having to abandon its Symbian baby and hawk anachronistic wares at a Microsoft event, it's had a pretty rough go of it recently. Now India's Ministry of Home Affairs wants to block...
12:20 am EDT - Sun, April 17, 2011
Engadget Sign of the times: iPad 2 heads to Toys R Us
When we were younger, we lusted after the top-shelf electric train set. The pow-pow-Power Wheels jeep. The Virtual Boy. These days, that rich kid down the street will have a very different sort of toy...
11:16 pm EDT - Sat, April 16, 2011
Engadget Droid Charge shows its colors in Verizon training docs, Droid Bionic gets killed off?
Samsung gave us the basic specs on day one, but Verizon's sparing no detail this week, as it trains employees how to effectively sell the LTE-packed Droid Charge to those of us who live and die by how...
10:11 pm EDT - Sat, April 16, 2011
Engadget HP may bless webOS with cloud-syncing music store
Rumor has it that HP is preparing to enter the cloud-based music storage fray. A reader at PreCentral sent in what purports to be a confidential PowerPoint presentation indicating the TouchPad will la...
09:08 pm EDT - Sat, April 16, 2011
Engadget Kohler's Numi $6,400 high-tech toilet does most of the dirty work for you (video)
We've seen some pretty fancy cans in our time, but perhaps none as tricked out as Kohler's latest $6,400 john. The Numi does just about everything for you, aside from the stuff that, well, only you ca...
08:09 pm EDT - Sat, April 16, 2011
Engadget US government contractor developing 'microwave gun,' Hot Pockets tremble
Ah, the beloved "electronic bomb," able to disable all technology in its vicinity: variations on the concept go way back, but useful prototypes remain tantalizingly out of reach. Into the breach steps...
07:07 pm EDT - Sat, April 16, 2011
Engadget Paper alloy takes shape for biodegradable consumer electronics (write your own origami joke)
So you're anxiously awaiting your biodegradable car and your biodegradable 3D glasses, waiting for the day when everything you own can return to the loam from which it sprang. But, what about the comp...
06:02 pm EDT - Sat, April 16, 2011
Engadget Nintendo Wii on sale at Toys R Us, Best Buy for $169.99
May 15th is still a month away, but the Nintendo Wii's price won't wait -- both Best Buy and Toys 'R' Us already have the motion-controlled console on sale for $170 today. Mind you, this doesn't look ...
04:47 pm EDT - Sat, April 16, 2011
Engadget Intubation bot lets doctors safely shove tubes down unconscious human throats
We've seen all manner of medical robots 'round these parts, from bloodbots to surgical cyborgs. And now Dr. Thomas M. Hemmerling from McGill University Health Centre (who also helped develop the McSle...
03:13 pm EDT - Sat, April 16, 2011
Engadget Desire HD tries on Sensation's Sense 3.0 suit, needs some tailoring for it to fit
So you got all excited after seeing HTC's latest UI on the Sensation, but were dismayed to discover your hoary handset wouldn't be getting the same Sense 3.0 love? As usual, the folks at xda-devel...
01:39 pm EDT - Sat, April 16, 2011
Engadget Galaxy S Gingerbread update now rolling out across Europe
Samsung said its Android 2.3 update for the Galaxy S would come in mid-April and, by golly, it meant it literally. Sometime during the night between the 15th and 16th days of this month, the Korean ma...
12:23 pm EDT - Sat, April 16, 2011
Engadget Discover cardholders can send money to anyone with a cell phone, email address
With NFC payment systems just starting to roll out in the US, it'll be awhile yet before you can cut up those credit cards for good. But in the present, at least, you can use your handset to make sure...
10:51 am EDT - Sat, April 16, 2011
Engadget McTiVia networked streamer slinging PC content to TV screens this May
It's not exactly a minty fresh concept, but if you're bored with networked media streamers slinging content and content alone, Awind's McTiVia might just be the nugget of unconventional that you've be...
08:36 am EDT - Sat, April 16, 2011
Engadget Unity Corporation releases Xtion Pro PC motion sensor in Japan
We're still waiting for some specific US launch details for the Xtion Pro and Wavi Xtion motion sensors that ASUS showed off at CES earlier this year, but it looks like folks in Japan can now already ...
06:23 am EDT - Sat, April 16, 2011
Engadget The World's Biggest Pac-Man game takes over the internet, your life
It's officially the weekend, which means you've got two choices: one, mimic iTr3vor and toss up a YouTube video of yourself dancing in an Apple Store, or two, blow your own mind with the magic of HTML...
04:02 am EDT - Sat, April 16, 2011
Engadget Toshiba's Honeycomb tablet to be dubbed ANT, start at $450?
Feel free to ingest this with a healthy helping of salt for now, but if a spate of Newegg product listings are to be believed, Toshiba's heretofore unnamed Honeycomb tablet will boast a tremendously u...
02:57 am EDT - Sat, April 16, 2011
Engadget How would you change the Verizon iPhone?
It's an iPhone 4... but not the original iPhone 4. Verizon Wireless became the first CDMA carrier in the States to call an Apple smartphone one of its own, and the resulting handset is eerily similar ...
01:43 am EDT - Sat, April 16, 2011
Engadget HP tries to sneak CFast slot by us in EliteBook 8560w
HP must have thought it could sneak this one by us -- and it would have succeeded too, if it wasn't for those meddling tipsters. A close examination of the recently announced EliteBook 8560w's press s...
12:37 am EDT - Sat, April 16, 2011
Engadget Time Warner Cable brings back Discovery, Fox channels to its iPad app
Just a couple of weeks after removing several channels from its live TV streaming iPad app Time Warner Cable has added most of them back again. The notable exception here are networks owned by Viacom,...
11:54 pm EDT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Engadget AT&T's Windows Phone 7 NoDo update coming April 19th?
Looking forward to April 19th? If you just so happen to hold a Windows Phone 7 device on AT&T, you are now. According to a leaked memo posted up over at Winrumors, Ma Bell has just wrapped up ...
11:54 pm EDT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Engadget AT&T's Windows Phone 7 NoDo update coming April 19th? (update: 'scheduling')
Looking forward to April 19th? If you just so happen to hold a Windows Phone 7 device on AT&T, you are now. According to a leaked memo posted up over at Winrumors, Ma Bell has just wrapped up ...
11:33 pm EDT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Engadget Still need an iPad 2? Head to Best Buy on Sunday, Sunday, Sunday
Well now, this is interesting. We've been hearing a lot of chatter about Best Buy and the iPad 2, rumors that the company was sitting on a giant pile of tablets ahead of some great event. Well, now we...
11:01 pm EDT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Show returns next Thursday, April 21st -- win a ticket to the taping!
Attention humans, the Engadget Show will be taping next Thursday, April 21st at 6:00pm! We'll be sitting down with Engadget founder Peter Rojas who will help us wade through the increasingly muddy ta...
10:11 pm EDT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Engadget Newly discovered properties of light promise better solar batteries, really great tans
Are you tired of waking up to the same old semiconductor-based solar array? Do you yearn for a change? We know you do and, thanks again to the wonder and mystery of magnetic fields (they're n...
09:39 pm EDT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Engadget Chlorine could be key to the cheaper, more efficient OLED TV of your dreams
Chlorine -- it's not just for keeping your clothes white and your pool clean anymore! Soon, layers of the stuff, just a single atom thick, could play a pivotal role in OLED manufacturing. Researchers ...
09:06 pm EDT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Engadget White House unveils national strategy for secure internet IDs
This one's been in the works for some time now, but the White House has just today officially unveiled its plans for a national secure internet ID program -- or as it has dubbed it, the National Strat...
08:29 pm EDT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Engadget E-book sales triple year-over-year, paper books decline in every category
We're sure there are still scores of lifelong book lovers whose paper tomes we can pry from their cold, dead fingers, but the evidence strongly suggests that plenty of others are rapidly warming to th...
08:01 pm EDT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Engadget Windows Phone 7 certified microSD cards emerge at AT&T stores: $32 for 8GB
Well, well -- what have we here? For avid users of Windows Phone 7, you no doubt remember the hubbub last year surrounding the so-called difficulties with Microsoft's latest and greatest mobile OS...
08:01 pm EDT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Engadget Windows Phone 7-certified microSD cards emerge at AT&T stores: $32 for 8GB
Well, well -- what have we here? For avid users of Windows Phone 7, you no doubt remember the hubbub last year surrounding the so-called difficulties with Microsoft's latest and greatest mobile OS...
07:39 pm EDT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Engadget Skype acknowledges Android privacy vulnerability, says it's 'working quickly' on a fix
The results were certainly tough to deny, and now Skype has come forward and acknowledged that there is indeed a rather serious vulnerability in Skype for Android that could let malicious third-party ...
07:18 pm EDT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Engadget Sprint plays the green card, drops $10 data surcharge on Froyo-based Samsung Replenish
Sprint's been playing the all-encompassing Eco-Friendly card for some time now, and it looks as if last year's Restore (now available on Virgin Mobile USA for $79.99 off-contract) is gaining an ultra-...
06:49 pm EDT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Engadget Brazilian police live out Robocop fantasies, test glasses that scan for criminals
In advance of the 2016 Olympics (and the thousands of visitors it'll draw), military police in Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro are testing glasses topped with cameras capable of scanning crowds for crimi...
06:02 pm EDT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Engadget Engadget Podcast 236 - 04.15.2011
We're not gonna lie: this week, we're all over the place. PlayBook banter? We got it. Dual-screened Android analysis? Check. Cool Kinect chaos? It's in the bag. And so on and so forth, wit...
05:38 pm EDT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Engadget Cisco's Cius Android tablet now orderable, requisite 'field representative' still MIA
Cool your jets, buster -- Cisco's still no closer to rejoining the consumer realm. If you'll recall, this here Android tablet was actually introduced at the front-end of the year, but it remains one f...
05:02 pm EDT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Engadget President Obama complains White House technology is '30 years behind'
President Obama may be content using a slightly outdated (though admittedly secure) BlackBerry while on the go, but it seems that he's far more disappointed in the technology at the White House itself...
04:41 pm EDT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Engadget Scientists unlock the secrets of bike stability, make riders optional
We've peered back in time to the early days of the universe, just following the Big Bang, and unraveled the mysteries of the human genome -- yet we don't really know how a moving bicycle manages to st...
04:12 pm EDT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Engadget ViewSonic G Tablet overclocked to 1.4GHz, goes on sale to celebrate
The G Tablet hasn't been getting much attention of late, slowly fading into obscurity as newer and fancier slates come floating on down the river. Now, thanks to XDA member pershoot, Viewsonic's Tegra...
03:31 pm EDT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Engadget Kinect-driven 'Jellybean' armchair hands-on (video)
Yes, this is what happens when you combine Kinect with a recliner on a motorized platform -- perfectly normal people doing awesome zombie impersonations! This week at Microsoft's MIX 11 web developer ...
03:01 pm EDT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Engadget Apple patent application reveals more projector possiblities, including a projector-equipped laptop
We've already seen a few patent applications that suggest Apple is at least mulling over the idea of using projectors for one purpose or another, and another newly published one has now offered a bit ...
02:51 pm EDT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Engadget Canada to introduce recyclable, polymer-based 'plastic cash,' dragons and PC users rejoice
See that guy right there? His world is ending. Dragons are swallowing his neighbors, snatching his peoples up. Rather than make an effort to hide his kids, hide his wife or hide his husband (too),...
02:26 pm EDT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Engadget T3 Motion's three-wheeled R3 is real, has in-dash Galaxy Tab (video)
Since 2009, T3 Motion has been waving computer-created images of three-wheeled electric vehicles in our face and taunting us with the idea of a dashboard built around an iPad. Now, it seems the compan...
01:55 pm EDT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Engadget Watch Windows 8's new Metro login while this creepy guy watches you (video)
Remember that leaked build of Windows 8 that hit the torrents just a few days back? Already old hat. That was build 7850. Today we've got a peak at what claims to be a newer build, 7955, of the up...
01:10 pm EDT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Engadget HTC Sensation versus the rest of the dual-core world: smartphone spec sheet smackdown
We got to feeling a bit curious about how exactly HTC's latest Android superphone, the Sensation 4G, stacks up against its fellow dual-core competition, so we did what every geek does in such situatio...
12:45 pm EDT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Engadget LG steps into Nokia void to develop handset version of MeeGo
Sure, Nokia will ship a single MeeGo handset this year. But after that, MeeGo, Nokia's previous strategic smartphone platform, will be pushed into the incubation lab as the team shifts focus to futur...
12:45 pm EDT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Engadget LG steps into Nokia's MeeGo void
Sure, Nokia will ship a single MeeGo handset this year. But after that, MeeGo, Nokia's previous strategic smartphone platform, will be pushed into the incubation lab as the team shifts focus to future...
12:45 pm EDT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Engadget LG steps into Nokia's MeeGo void (updated)
Sure, Nokia will ship a single MeeGo handset this year. But after that, MeeGo, Nokia's previous strategic smartphone platform, will be pushed into the incubation lab as the team shifts focus to future...
12:18 pm EDT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Engadget Students create affordable eye-tracking tablet for the disabled
Disabled users have long been able to control computers with just the flick of an eye, but those hardware and software packages are prohibitively expensive. Heck, the surprisingly accurate Tobii PCEye...
11:19 am EDT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Engadget Windows 8 to feature USB-runnable Portable Workspaces, sales of 16GB thumb drives set to soar
There are endless flavors of "Linux on a stick," tasty downloadable versions of that OS which run from removable storage and let you take Linus' progeny for a spin without dedicating any of your parti...
10:16 am EDT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Engadget Sony ships 50 million PlayStation 3s, eight million Move controllers worldwide
Sony has a couple of sweet, sweet numbers to report with regard to sales of its gaming hardware. The PlayStation 3, that venerable old powerhouse of console gaming, has surpassed 50 million units ship...
09:35 am EDT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Engadget Magellan's eXplorist Pro 10 does GIS data collection for $700, makes Google maps green with envy
It's been quite awhile since we last saw a GIS unit from Magellan, but the company is once again dipping its toes in the cold, clear waters of GPS data collection. Running Windows Mobile 6.5 (so it'll...
08:24 am EDT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Engadget Google video doodle celebrates Charlie Chaplin's 122nd birthday
We had to check but the Charlie Chaplin tribute isn't the first video doodle to grace the Google home page. That honor was bestowed upon John Lennon to celebrate his 70th birthday. His video, however,...
08:15 am EDT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Engadget Nintendo 3DS clocks up 400,000 US sales in opening week, nearly matches month-long total for DS
Now we're talking. After Nintendo slyly told us that the 3DS set a day-one US sales record for its handheld division, it has now been more forthright and actually disclosed some cold hard numbers. 400...
07:46 am EDT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Engadget Kenneth Cobonpue's biodegradable car: time to ditch the Gremlin rusting in your yard
Is there any sadder sight than a 1958 Plymouth Fury rotting in the woods, Christine-style, its dead headlights staring into the gloaming? We don't think so. That's why we're downright giddy over K...
07:09 am EDT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Engadget Neonode's zForce optical touchscreens hitting ASUS tablets later this year
It's been over a year since Neonode coyly said some nameless "Asian companies" would use its multitouch zForce displays in future products. Now one of them, at least, is coming out of the woodwork -- ...
06:21 am EDT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile G2x now available online for $200, hitting stores April 20th
T-Mobile's Android roster is growing in number and sheer benchmarking virility today with the launch of the LG-produced G2X. This handset runs bone stock Android (Froyo today, Gingerbread in the futur...
05:45 am EDT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Engadget RIM: PlayBook email client 'very very soon,' 3G model this summer
Lately, anything goes when a RIM CEO gets in front of the media. Fortunately, it was the other CEO, Jim Balsillie, talking to Bloomberg this time delivering a calm, cool rebuttal to all the lukewarm P...
05:01 am EDT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Engadget Hertz launches hourly EV rentals in London, self-satisfaction comes free
Contract-free cellphones, declining marriage rates and car-sharing services all tell us you're a bunch of commitmentphobes. Lucky for you the world is willing to oblige your wishy-washy ways, and for ...
03:52 am EDT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Engadget Navigon MobileNavigator for iOS updated with augmented reality, safety camera features
Navigon just recently rolled out a stylish iPhone Car Kit for use with its iOS navigation app, and it's now also announced a fairly significant update to the app itself. In addition to all the usual b...
03:28 am EDT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Engadget Cisco's axing of Flip had an additional casualty: the unnannounced FlipLive streaming camera
So Flip Video's last offering wasn't terribly amazing, but we had faith that the USB pocket camcorder would get back to its simplistic roots -- you know, until Cisco axed the whole division, along wit...
03:28 am EDT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Engadget Cisco's axing of Flip had an additional casualty: the unannounced FlipLive streaming camera
So Flip Video's last offering wasn't terribly amazing, but we had faith that the USB pocket camcorder would get back to its simplistic roots -- you know, until Cisco axed the whole division, along wit...
02:38 am EDT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Engadget Ask Engadget: best Android smartphone with a physical keyboard?
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 Michael, who needs a p...
02:02 am EDT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Engadget Skype for Android vulnerable to hack that compromises personal info
If you didn't already have enough potential app privacy leaks to worry about, here's one more -- Android Police discovered that that Skype's Android client leaves your personal data wide open to assau...
01:31 am EDT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Engadget Spiroscout inhaler uses GPS, WiFi to track asthma attacks
Back in 2009, we told you about a University of Wisconsin-Madison scientist using GPS to tag asthmatics in an effort to better understand what was triggering their attacks. Two years later, David Van ...
12:51 am EDT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Engadget Kyocera Echo available right now for Sprint Premier customers, tests your patience
If you're a Sprint Premier customer and are planning to purchase the company's eccentric dual-screen Android smartphone, listen up. Yes, it's due to launch in just three days, but the wireless company...
12:12 am EDT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Engadget Hulu Plus, Kinect updates for Xbox 360 caught on camera
Our friends at Joystiq have obtained screenshots showing off Hulu Plus in action on the console, as well as a shot of the Kinect Hub with Hulu and Netflix apps included. According to their tipster the...
12:12 am EDT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Engadget Hulu Plus, Kinect updates for Xbox 360 caught on camera (update: video!)
Our friends at Joystiq have obtained screenshots showing off Hulu Plus in action on the console, as well as a shot of the Kinect Hub with Hulu and Netflix apps included. According to their tipster the...
11:35 pm EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget Wii HD rearing long-rumored head at E3 2011?
Another year, another chance for Nintendo to deliver what it's alternately denied and teased since day one -- a successor to the Nintendo Wii capable of displaying games in high resolution. Will Ninte...
10:57 pm EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget Intel and Micron announce new 22nm NAND Flash manufacturing process
You didn't think Intel and Micron would just rest on their laurels after starting 25nm flash production last year, did you? The two are now back with an even more impressive 20nm process, and an 8...
10:57 pm EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget Intel and Micron announce new 20nm NAND Flash manufacturing process
You didn't think Intel and Micron would just rest on their laurels after starting 25nm flash production last year, did you? The two are now back with an even more impressive 20nm process, and an 8...
10:28 pm EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget Google expands NFC check-ins, clutters more restaurant windows
Google's love affair with NFC continues to blossom, and QR codes are starting to feel like a neglected stepchild. After a successful trial run in Portland, the once-upon-a-search company is expanding ...
09:56 pm EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget Magnetic fields shut down speech, permit love songs (video)
You already know the strange powers of Stephin Merritt, but today we're talking about real magnetic fields. Powerful electromagnets, it turns out, can do remarkable things to the brain -- in this case...
09:27 pm EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget Verizon FiOS TV 1.9 software update adds an HD guide, DVR enhancements
Originally projected to launch in Q4 of 2010, Verizon has finally started pushing out version 1.9 of its Media Guide software to set-top boxes in Buffalo, Syracuse, Albany and Harrisburg. Other regi...
09:14 pm EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget Google announces Q1 earnings: $8.58 billion gross revenue, $2.3 billion net income
Well, it looks like Larry Page had a bit of good news and some bad news to deal with on his first quarterly earnings call as CEO of Google. The company has just reported $8.58 billion in gross revenue...
08:53 pm EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget BMW and Siemens partnering for wireless-charging EVs, cutting the cord this May
Back at CES we were dazzled by Fulton Innovation's vision of the future of wireless power, which included an inductively-charged Tesla Roadster. Now, someone's actually making it a reality. Siemens an...
08:34 pm EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget MSI's Fusion-powered X370 laptop gets $579 price tag, hits Amazon and Newegg
Our story about MSI's X370 ultraportable getting a dose of AMD Fusion ended on a cliffhanger -- the company stopped short of revealing just how much the thing would cost. Well, now we have our answer:...
08:15 pm EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Podcast, live at 5.00PM ET!
For those of you who religiously start your weekends on Thursday, we salute you. But in the effort of keeping you in the loop, we're asking you to delay your impending veg-out session to have a listen...
08:15 pm EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Podcast, live at 5:00PM ET!
For those of you who religiously start your weekends on Thursday, we salute you. But in the effort of keeping you in the loop, we're asking you to delay your impending veg-out session to have a listen...
07:52 pm EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget Editorial: Dear RIM, I'm your customer and I don't wear a suit
Like Joanna shamelessly admitted in her editorial a few months back, I was a BlackBerry addict. I'm also a 20-year old college student / tech-head whose phone serves every purpose from communications ...
07:29 pm EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile blesses contract-averse with Rocket 4G modem and better data plans
If you're waiting impatiently for the ability hook your laptop in to T-Mobile's blazingly fast 42Mbps HSPA+ network, you are going to have hold tight just a little bit longer. But here's some goo...
07:11 pm EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget Spotify announces new limits for free service, hopes you'll consider its premium options
No, it's still not saying anything about the eventual US launch, but Spotify is now causing a minor ruckus across the pond, where it's just announced some changes to the free version of the music stre...
06:48 pm EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget New York City marks April 16th as Foursquare Day, Mayor feeling good about his chances
16 is the product of squaring four, so naturally the date of April 16th is the most logical one to be called Foursquare Day. Just why such a celebration should exist is less obvious. As it turns out, ...
06:32 pm EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget ASUS debuts, showcases new 3D and IPS-based Designo displays
If it ain't broke, don't fix it; ASUS has taken this old adage to heart, offering up some moderate, but worthwhile changes to its latest consumer and 3D monitor lines. Retaining the award-winning sty...
06:11 pm EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget TiVo survey hints at multiroom companion box, four tuner DVR in the future
If you were wondering what is next for TiVo, another leaked customer survey may give some indications. ZatzNotFunny has a few screenshots, and the questions ask customers about their interest in a com...
05:50 pm EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget Microsoft confirms IE10 won't run on Vista, millions of IE9 users shrug
If you're part of the dwindling group still using Windows Vista, you'll have to wait until your next upgrade to take IE10 for a spin -- Microsoft has confirmed that the latest version of its browser w...
05:21 pm EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget iOS 4.3.2 now available to download, fixes iPad 3G and FaceTime woes
If you're hankering to be riding the very latest mobile software from Apple, hit up your iTunes, for version 4.3.2 of iOS is now available for downloadin' and updatin'. Fixes for occasional "blank or ...
05:21 pm EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget iOS 4.3.2 now available to download, fixes iPad 3G and FaceTime woes (update: jailbroken!)
If you're hankering to be riding the very latest mobile software from Apple, hit up your iTunes, for version 4.3.2 of iOS is now available for downloadin' and updatin'. Fixes for occasional "blank or ...
05:21 pm EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget iOS 4.3.2 4.2.7 now available to download, fixes iPad 3G and FaceTime woes (update: jailbroken!)
If you're hankering to be riding the very latest mobile software from Apple, hit up your iTunes, for version 4.3.2 of iOS is now available for downloadin' and updatin'. Fixes for occasional "blank or ...
05:04 pm EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget Microsoft's latest WP7 chassis spec includes second-gen Snapdragon, optional gyroscope
The minimum specs for Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 OS have taken a nice bump upwards, it has been revealed at this year's MIX. Current WP7 handsets are all running the Qualcomm MSM8x50 Snapdragon, the ...
04:49 pm EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget South Pacific's Vanuatu grabbing fiber internet connection, sidesteps 'remote' stereotype
Ever been to Vanuatu? Neither have the vast majority of the world's inhabitants -- particularly those who simply can't function off the grid. For ages, the island archipelago has relied on sluggis...
04:26 pm EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget Archos flashes 7c Android tablet, brags about its 1.2GHz clock speed
After taking a breather from cranking out new tablets, Archos is at it again, this time with the Archos 7c Home Tablet, a 7-inch number that ARMdevices.net caught on camera during a visit to the compa...
04:03 pm EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget OmniVision's new 12MP CMOS sensor shoots RAW pics and 108060p video, looks for smartphone home
So what if Apple looks set to abandon OmniVision in favor of Sony with its next round of portable device cameras? The company that currently provides the none-too-shabby 5 megapixel imager inside ...
03:43 pm EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget Netflix for Xbox 360 updated with Kinect support, everybody wave!
The next time you hit the Netflix app on your Xbox 360 the update we heard about at CES will be waiting, bringing Kinect owners the ability to flick through their videos (like ESPN3 and Zune have sinc...
03:12 pm EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget Editorial: RIM, we've been here before
By now you've no doubt read or at least heard about the New York Times interview where RIM's co-CEOs wound up asking most of the questions and challenged conventional wisdom about the company, or seen...
02:55 pm EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget Trexa's EV platform comes out of its shell, reveals its true torque-tube nature
We liked what we saw when we first set eyes upon Trexa's EV platform, but the company decided to ditch the skateboard façade for a slimmer, cylindrical form factor. After stripping away that so...
02:34 pm EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget Verizon Guy gets let go, turns out that wasn't his name anyway
You won't be able to hear him for much longer, folks. Paul Marcarelli, aka "Verizon Guy," is being let go. As it turns out that wasn't even his character's name, VZW settling on "Test Man" when script...
02:12 pm EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget Kogan's Agora Internet TV Portal promises Android Market access, our LCDs remain skeptical
Believe it or not, we're still rooting for Ruslan Kogan and the rest of his Aussie compatriots, but the company's announcement today of an Android 2.2 set-top TV box with full Market access is, as usu...
01:50 pm EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget Samsung's 11.6-inch Series 9 lands an Amazon pre-order at $1,149
Samsung may have priced its slinky new laptop at a buck under $1,200, but you know Amazon likes to dance to its own tune. The online retailer is now listing the 11.6-inch Series 9 at $1,149, saving yo...
01:42 pm EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget Hisense unveils new consumer WHDI accessories, cable haters rejoice
Hisense is still betting on the WHDI horse for wireless HD. The standard's standard-bearer AMIMON announced its chips would be powering a new line of accessories from the Chinese manufacturer at the G...
01:18 pm EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget Comcast Extreme 105 serves up 105Mbps internet speeds for home users with deep pockets
We first caught wind of Comcast's 105Mbps broadband plans back in May of last year, but the time since then has been filled with silence until this very moment, when the service has gone official. Nei...
12:43 pm EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget Chip Yates goes 190MPH on an electric motorcycle, takes you along (video)
It's amazing what an electric motor and some lithium-ion junk in the trunk can do. For the SWIGZ team, which earlier bested some internally-combused competition on the track, the results are 190MPH fr...
12:16 pm EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget Tweetbot might replace your iOS Twitter client (video)
We awoke this morning to a deluge of hype surrounding Tweetbot, the version 1.0 Twitter client from Tapbot. So we sucked down some legal stimulant and ponied up the entrance fee to give it a go on an ...
11:43 am EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget HTC Sense 3.0 will only support Sensation, EVO 3D, Flyer and newer devices, older hardware left behind
Unfortunate news for anyone who saw HTC's Sense 3.0 UI and started dreaming about seeing it on their Desire HD, Incredible S or any other handset that doesn't ship with it preloaded. HTC has said that...
11:43 am EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget HTC Sense 3.0 will only support Sensation, EVO 3D, Flyer and newer devices; older hardware left behind
Unfortunate news for anyone who saw HTC's Sense 3.0 UI and started dreaming about seeing it on their Desire HD, Incredible S or any other handset that doesn't ship with it preloaded. HTC has said that...
11:19 am EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget What is 'ix.Mac.MarketingName' and why is it listed as a supported device for iOS apps?
On today's session of "things to ponder before lunch," we have a strange new text string added to the iTunes preview of some iOS apps, which identifies an "ix.Mac.MarketingName" as one of the compatib...
10:41 am EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget LG Optimus 2X to be upgraded to Gingerbread in June or July, says Danish support site
Other than saying Gingerbread will be forthcoming for its dual-core Optimus 2X Android handset, LG has been pretty mum on the subject of software updates. It's good, therefore, to finally extract a ti...
10:06 am EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget IDC's latest PC shipment stats show why Acer needed to make a strategic change
Gianfranco Lanci's departure from Acer last month came as a bit of a surprise, but looking at some fresh PC shipment data from the IDC, we can now understand why it had to happen. In Q1 of 2011, Acer ...
10:06 am EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget IDC and Gartner's latest PC shipment stats show why Acer needed to make a strategic change
Gianfranco Lanci's departure from Acer last month came as a bit of a surprise, but looking at some fresh PC shipment data from the IDC, we can now understand why it had to happen. In Q1 of 2011, Acer ...
09:37 am EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget Dell's WiFi-only Streak 7 goes Euro-trippin', now available in the UK for 299
With one of the original 5-inch Streak's chief downsides being that it was considered too small to be a proper tablet, Dell did the sage thing this January and introduced a 7-inch variant in the Strea...
08:56 am EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget New silver-packing transparent conductive film could mean more durable touchscreens
We first heard of the wonders of silver ink back in 2009, but it wasn't until earlier this year, with talk of 3M's new capacitive touchscreens, that we experienced its real-world potential for display...
08:07 am EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget Intel to support USB 3.0 alongside Thunderbolt, coming with Ivy Bridge in 2012
We were just pondering this very thing yesterday -- would Intel dedicate itself to Thunderbolt and give USB 3.0 the cold shoulder -- and now we have our answer from the Santa Clara crew, albeit delive...
07:29 am EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget Nokia W7 and W8 tipped as first Windows Phone models
If you can accept what we're about to tell you as rumor, and nothing more, then we'd like to let you in on the latest scuttlebutt surrounding Nokia's first dip into the shallow Windows Phone waters. E...
07:07 am EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget Conceptual Fujitsu Lifebook X2 folds into quarters, makes regular notebooks look lame
Being that doomsday and the robotapocalypse are nearing quickly, now seems an appropriate time to gaze into the future of laptop design, right? Well, maybe those anomalies aren't actually around t...
07:07 am EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget Conceptual 'Fujitsu Lifebook X2' folds into quarters, makes regular notebooks look lame
Being that doomsday and the robot apocalypse are nearing quickly, now seems an appropriate time to gaze into the future of laptop design, right? Well, maybe those anomalies aren't actually around ...
06:17 am EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget Google funds project to teach computers regret, sadly won't lead to apologetic machines
We've seen a rather creepy array of robots programmed to mimic human emotions, but teaching a machine to feel regret? Now, that's a new one. With funding from Google, a team of Tel Aviv University...
05:34 am EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget Motorola and Huawei drop pending lawsuits, enter into new info-sharing agreement
After months of fighting on the playground, Motorola and Huawei have finally come to an agreement to settle their differences once and for all. Both parties have now dropped their pending lawsuits, wi...
04:47 am EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget European R&D advances 'internet of things,' hastens our Phildickian future
Why can't our refrigerator fire off an urgent email when the milk has gone lumpy? And the toilet paper dispensers warn us it's empty - before we sit down? And when will our microwaves run BitT...
04:01 am EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget Acer brings HN274H and HS244HQ 3D monitors to the US, motorbikes not included
In case you're looking for some more options in the 3D monitor market, Acer's just announced a couple of new models for the US that might do the job. First up is the HN274H pictured above, which claim...
03:33 am EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget iPhone-controlled Sphero ball gets a chariot for roving FaceTime sessions, office races
A tiny robotic ball able to be controlled by a smartphone doesn't exactly need any more selling points, but Orbotix's Sphero now has an extra one nonetheless. It's been outfitted with a chariot that c...
02:54 am EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget iCade hits FCC, gets torn asunder
The Ion iCade, our favorite April Fools' joke turned actual product, has just passed through the FCC and moved one step closer to retail reality. The arcade cabinet for your iPad had all its Bluetooth...
02:16 am EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget This is Windows Phone Next -- developers take notes (video)
Microsoft delivered a big batch of mobile happiness at its annual MIX developers' conference this morn, promising a host of major features including multitasking, background audio, push notifications ...
01:00 am EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry PlayBook review
The words "play" and "book" are a bit of an odd choice for RIM's latest attempt at consumer relevance, a tablet that, at its core, runs one of the most hardcore and industry-friendly operating systems...
12:42 am EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget Bridgestone builds world's largest e-paper tablets, shuns consumers (video)
If you thought the Kno was unwieldy, check out these A4 and A3 paper-sized AeroBee terminals from Bridgestone. The company, best known for its tire commercials featuring adorable animals about to get ...
12:21 am EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget NASA animation depicts Curiosity's soft landing on Mars, courtesy of a 'sky crane' (video)
Sending a rover to a distant planet is no small feat, so we might as well make the landing even more spectacular, right? That's exactly what NASA has in mind for its Curiosity Mars rover, albeit ...
12:02 am EDT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Engadget NewSight Japan uses film, software to give the iPad a 3D display... sort of (video)
Given Apple's track record of adopting newfangled technologies -- you know, like SD slots -- we're going to go ahead and assume Steve Jobs & Co. aren't planning on adding a 3D display to the iPad ...
11:40 pm EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget Gigabyte's pricey S1080 tablet goes on sale in Taiwan
As far as tablets go, Gigabyte's S1080 is about as far as you can get from the iPad, with its dual-core Atom N550 processor, 320GB hard drive, and Ethernet port. (And, you know, the fact that it runs ...
11:18 pm EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget Galaxy S II benchmarked, makes other phones cry in shame
The first benchmarks of Samsung's 1.2GHz Galaxy S II -- we saw the 1GHz variant tested previously -- are rolling in, and it's fast. Almost suspiciously so. Its speedy dual-core Exynos CPU pulled off a...
10:57 pm EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget ASUS apologizes for Eee Pad Transformer delay it won't detail, US launch pegged for end of April
Well, as far as delays go, this is looking like one that ASUS is willing to accept. As the company explains on its Facebook page, demand for the Eee Pad Transformer has apparently been so high that th...
10:33 pm EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget Screen Grabs: iPhone messaging app spotted on a RAZR in Traffic Light
Screen Grabs chronicles the uses (and misuses) of real-world gadgets in today's movies and TV. Send in your sightings (with screen grab!) to screengrabs at engadget dot com.The iPhone was indeed the h...
10:14 pm EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget Leaked sign confirms Droid Incredible 2 will be a world phone, launch is likely imminent
We already had a pretty strong inkling that HTC's poorly hidden Droid Incredible 2 would be a world phone, and now we're even more certain (if that's even possible), thanks to this sign / billboard / ...
09:55 pm EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile cancels Even More Plus unlimited plan on eve of launch?
Just when we thought T-Mobile was about to rock the world by offering bring-your-own-phone customers an insanely cheap unlimited plan, we're hearing that the company has strangled the $60 unlimited ve...
09:33 pm EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget Sharp's new 70-inch LCD HDTV is definitely bigger than the one your friend just bought
At its "Spectacularge" press conference today Sharp announced its new 70-inch LC-70LE732U is the largest LCD HDTV on the market . It sports Quattron four color pixels, full LED backlighting, Netflix, ...
09:10 pm EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget Microsoft's Kinect navigates the universe thanks to Windows SDK (video)
Microsoft's WorldWide Telescope -- a collaboration with NASA that explores high-resolution photos and 3D renders of the cosmos -- was already pretty cool, but Redmond upped the ante to incredible with...
08:52 pm EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget Toshiba's Wipe HDDs render data useless when you get online in a strange place
Self-encrypting drives are hardly new, but that doesn't mean researchers aren't still looking for ways to give those IT folks behind the curtain more ways to lock down sensitive intel. Toshiba just la...
08:30 pm EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget AMD beats Intel to the punch, confirms USB 3.0 support in future chipsets
When a leaked document strongly suggests that Intel's upcoming Panther Point chipset will support USB 3.0, AMD's not going to take that cheery news lying down. Not even a day later, the underdog chip ...
08:09 pm EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget Jerry Lawson, creator of cartridge-based video game consoles, dies at 70
Gerald "Jerry" Lawson, the man who invented the video game cartridge, died Saturday morning of a heart attack at a Mountain View, California hospital at the age of 70. His brainchild, the Fairchild Ch...
07:50 pm EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget IBM shows off Smarter Traveler traffic prediction tool
Traffic alerts on GPS devices may be old hat at this point, but there's obviously still plenty of room for improvement, and IBM now says it's managed to do just that with its new "Smarter Traveler" tr...
07:27 pm EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget Caption contest: Nokia stand at MIX 11
We were wandering about here at MIX 11 -- Microsoft's annual web developer event -- when we stumbled upon these lovely people at this tiny Nokia stand peddling several Symbian phones. Judging from the...
07:04 pm EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget Android adds carrier billing option for Sprint users, just in time for them to load up the EVO 3D with apps
Keeping up with the AT&T&T-Mobile (future) juggernaut, Sprint has just added a direct carrier billing option for its Android customers. The same courtesy has already been extended to T-Mobile ...
07:02 pm EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget IBM shows off Smarter Traveler traffic prediction tool
Traffic alerts on GPS devices may be old hat at this point, but there's obviously still plenty of room for improvement, and IBM now says it's managed to do just that with its new "Smarter Traveler" tr...
06:41 pm EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget Motorola to begin beta testing rugged Android tablet, steps up enterprise efforts
We've been keeping our eyes on Motorola's plans to sink its claws into the enterprise market for at least the past couple of months, and it looks like the company is ramping up its efforts with a rugg...
06:22 pm EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson's Android bootloader unlocking site goes live, modders rejoice
As promised, Sony Ericsson has just flipped the switch for its Android bootloader unlocking service, meaning those with an unbranded Xperia device from 2011 and onwards -- Play, Arc, Neo, and Pro so f...
05:59 pm EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget RIM's BlackBerry Torch 9860 makes blurry video debut
Storm 3? Torch 9860? Touch 9860? Monza? Monaco? The latest all-touchscreen BlackBerry has more names than RIM has leaks, as evidenced by this hands-on video out of Thailand. We're ...
05:36 pm EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget Elitegroup S10 Windows tablet graces the FCC, could still use a makeover
Little-known Taiwanese manufacturer Elitegroup managed to make our friends at Engadget Spanish do a double-take at CeBIT, where the company was showing off the fast (and chintzy-looking) Elitepad S10....
05:36 pm EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget Elitegroup Elitepad S10 Windows tablet graces the FCC, could still use a makeover
Little-known Taiwanese manufacturer Elitegroup managed to make our friends at Engadget Spanish do a double-take at CeBIT, where the company was showing off the fast (and chintzy-looking) Elitepad S10....
05:10 pm EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget Grace Digital's rugged Eco Terra iPhone dock: because nature's too quiet for you
"I'm on a boat."Continue reading Grace Digital's rugged Eco Terra iPhone dock: because nature's too quiet for youGrace Digital's rugged Eco Terra iPhone dock: because nature's too quiet for you origin...
04:59 pm EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget Microsoft wants you to help set a Guinness world record for the biggest ever virtual sprint
Microsoft's Kinect has already claimed one Guinness world record, and the company's now asking for your help in setting another -- don't worry, though, you don't have to buy anything else. It's asking...
04:54 pm EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget Microsoft details Kinect SDK for Windows PC, promises 'robust skeletal tracking' (update)
Sure, a lack of first-party tools never kept you from bending the Kinect to your diabolical whim, but Microsoft's taking some time out at MIX 11 to talk about the official Kinect SDK for Windows and s...
04:41 pm EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget Microsoft's Joe Belfiore confirms: Skype coming to Windows Phone 7 'this fall'
You heard right -- Skype just went from "nowhere near" Windows Phone 7, to "on the roadmap," to "definitely coming this fall." That last tidbit is courtesy of Microsoft's own Joe Belfiore, stating tha...
04:21 pm EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget Windows Phone adds multitasking, deep phone integration, and sensor access to dev platform
We knew it was coming, and today at MIX 11, Microsoft showed off its developer platform for the next version of Windows Phone, which developers will be able to get their hands on for free in May. The ...
04:21 pm EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget Lenovo's metallic IdeaPad Z570 finally goes on sale, starts at $699
Of the nearly 20 consumer laptops Lenovo unleashed upon the world at CES, the IdeaPad Z570 was billed as the multimedia notebook with the least flashy design. (Okay, we're paraphrasing a little.) Curi...
04:21 pm EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget Windows Phone adds multitasking, deeper OS integration, and sensor access to dev platform
We knew it was coming, and today at MIX 11, Microsoft showed off its developer platform for the next version of Windows Phone, which developers will be able to get their hands on for free in May. The ...
04:00 pm EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget Microsoft details Kinect SDK for Windows PC, promises 'robust skeletal tracking'
Sure, a lack of first-party tools never kept you from bending the Kinect to your diabolical whim, but Microsoft's taking some time out at MIX 11 to talk about the official Kinect SDK for Windows and s...
04:00 pm EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget Microsoft details Kinect SDK for Windows PC, promises 'robust skeletal tracking' (update)
Sure, a lack of first-party tools never kept you from bending the Kinect to your diabolical whim, but Microsoft's taking some time out at MIX 11 to talk about the official Kinect SDK for Windows and s...
03:47 pm EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget FRIDA 'concept' robot will solve all of Foxconn's problems by replacing its workers (video)
Don't be fooled by the "concept" label that ABB has affixed to its new robot. There can be only one logical conclusion to this endeavor: FRIDA and its ilk will one day replace the millions of young Ch...
03:25 pm EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget Guitar Hero said to not be dead yet, will continue to rock from beyond the grave
It was with heavy heart that we reported in February the Guitar Hero franchise was dead, done in by an addiction to half-baked sequels and a growing tolerance of commercialization. It felt like the se...
03:03 pm EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget Velve OLED lighting panels cover a broader spectrum (video)
The University of Michigan may boast the best blue, but Mitsubishi subsidiary Verbatim is showing off OLED lighting of a different color; several of them, actually. Demonstrated this week at the Fu...
02:45 pm EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget Addonics SATA adapter turns six CF CFast cards into one SSD
This isn't the first time we've seen a CF-to-SATA hard drive adapter, but Addonics' CF / CFast Drive is definitely the biggest. The thing sports six separate slots, which means you can use it to turn ...
02:24 pm EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget iRobot agrees to provide US Navy with bomb disposal and recon bots in a deal worth up to $230 million
iRobot may still be best known as the creator of the homely Roomba vacuum-cleaning drone, but savvy readers will know the company's endeavors span a pretty broad range of robot-related activities. One...
01:59 pm EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget External batteries benchmarked, the portable juice is loose
A lot of portable PC power cells last for only four or five hours, after which you'll find yourself chained to a wall socket. Good thing there are external batteries to keep us in current when a plug'...
01:31 pm EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget HP rolls out EliteBook 8460w, 8560w and 8760w laptops for the business-minded
It's still not saying anything about the lightweight EliteBook 2560p and 2760p models that leaked out last month, but HP has now gotten official with three new slightly less portable laptops: the 14-i...
12:57 pm EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget Lenovo hoping to launch 23-inch tablet this year, your lap may never be the same
Dual 14-inch touchscreens not big enough? 21-inches of touch sensitivity still failing to sate your fingers' need to roam wild and free? Maybe the 23-inch behemoth of a tablet that Lenovo is p...
12:57 pm EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget Lenovo hoping to launch 23-inch tablet this year (update: debunked)
Dual 14-inch touchscreens not big enough? 21-inches of touch sensitivity still failing to sate your fingers' need to roam wild and free? Maybe the 23-inch behemoth of a tablet that Lenovo is p...
12:22 pm EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson sets up its own channel in Android Market, relegates 'My apps' link to a menu item
Open up Android Market on your Android device today and (most of) you will see a familiar set of three headings -- Apps, Games and My apps -- bidding you welcome. Do the same on your Sony Ericsson And...
11:52 am EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget Beta 1 for webOS 3.0 leaks, lets you touch the TouchPad a little early (video)
You don't have to be a coder to appreciate the wonders that a software development kit can contain, especially when there's a nice emulator tucked in there to give an early taste of things to come. Th...
11:08 am EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget Windows 8 leaked, caught looking a lot like Windows 7
You had to know it was a matter of time before Windows 8 showed up on these great internets for all to download -- illegitimately. An early version (6.1.7850) has been making the rounds at manufacture...
10:23 am EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget Motorola Xoom sees MicroSD card support enabled in latest version of Tiamat kernel
Aside from shipping without Adobe Flash Player preloaded, the Motorola Xoom also has the ignoble distinction of having a non-functioning MicroSD card slot. We're assured by the company's reps that the...
09:58 am EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget Razer Switchblade headed to China with help from Intel and Tencent
Remember the Razer Switchblade? It's that 7-inch multitouch gaming device with a fully tactile and adaptive keyboard that first stole our attention as a Windows 7 concept before we got hands-on wi...
09:21 am EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget Fujitsu to build 1Gbps fiber optic broadband network in the UK, but needs BT to play fair first
Good news for anyone feeling left behind by the broadband revolution just because of their post code: Fujitsu has just announced a joint venture to deliver fiber optic connectivity to neglected rural ...
08:39 am EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget Intel Thunderbolt dev kits coming this quarter, hopefully ushering in more 10Gbps-capable devices
Intel has just announced it will soon be making development kits available for its new Thunderbolt interconnect. The cable that can carry 10Gbps (in both directions!) has so far only seen itself insta...
07:41 am EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget Four Grammy Awards renamed to include 'video games music,' underline its growing importance
Video games have never had a problem sitting alongside movie DVDs and music CDs (back when such things were distributed physically) in stores, so it's frankly overdue to see them pop up in a mainstrea...
07:09 am EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget Zoom H4n audio recorder goes mainstream, now available at Best Buy
Until now, Samson's Zoom H4n digital recorder has been a staple in niche music equipment stores like Sam Ash, Musician's Friend, and Sweetwater, but a no-show in more mainstream retailers. Now the two...
06:29 am EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget Hannspree SN10T1 tablet hits Europe, SN10T2 and SN10T3 to follow later this year
We haven't heard much about Hannspree's 10.1-inch HSG1164 tablet since it turned up at the FCC back in December, but a seemingly identical SN10T1 model has now surfaced in Italy, and it's apparently a...
05:45 am EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget PCTV's Broadway 2T streams TV to your iPad when you're outside the Old Country
We've seen apps that ensure you don't miss the next episode of Jersey Shore, but with the exception of Sling's, there aren't many that stream TV to a mobile device. PCTV's new Broadway 2T does that --...
05:02 am EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget Visualized: the National Ignition Facility in a pannable, spherical panorama
Hopefully your brain has recouped from the explosion it endured when you first laid eyes on some glorious shots of the NIF out in Nor-Cal. Now, xRez Studio's imaging gurus have provided the common fol...
04:01 am EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget Kyocera Echo review
It's not exactly difficult to put into words what the Kyocera Echo is -- it's a dual-screened Android phone, after all -- but it's a wee bit more challenging to wrap your head around who exactly it's ...
03:39 am EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget DARPA's next-gen wearable display: augmented-reality, holographic sunglasses
The US military seems to adore the idea of wearable displays, hence its continued efforts to make them a reality. We know it seems like just yesterday that DARPA tapped Lockheed Martin to build low-po...
02:57 am EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget IBM touts new Power7 systems, still no mass market Watson
IBM's latest announcement probably won't get us any closer to securing our very own in-house version of Watson, but the firm is boasting a new line of Power7 products that includes an upgraded version...
02:16 am EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget Apple announces Final Cut Pro X, rebuilt from ground up with 64-bit support
Apple's just announced Final Cut Pro X at NAB, and Chief Architect of Video Applications Randy Ubillos is demonstrating a beta release as we speak. The "rebuilt from ground up" video editing suite -- ...
02:16 am EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget Apple announces Final Cut Pro X, rebuilt from ground up with 64-bit support (update: $299 in June)
Apple's just announced Final Cut Pro X at NAB, and Chief Architect of Video Applications Randy Ubillos is demonstrating a beta release as we speak. The "rebuilt from ground up" video editing suite -- ...
01:56 am EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget Researchers use GPS, accelerometers to boost smartphone data rates
Well, this might be a good reason for The Powers That Be to know your exact whereabouts. According to a team of MIT researchers, speeding up data rates on mobile devices could be as easy as tapping th...
01:12 am EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget Nintendo cutting Wii price to $150 on May 15th?
Nintendo's miniature white monolith has sold like gangbusters for long enough that we're wary it'll ever get cheap, but a trusted source tells us a price cut is indeed headed our way -- and that the N...
12:35 am EDT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Engadget Korg Wavedrum Mini makes music from your nervous tics (video)
Can't stop banging out Rebecca Black's oh-so-infectious jams on your knickerbockers? Korg's Wavedrum Mini won't make Friday any less awful, but it could make your inexcusable actions a wee bit les...
11:59 pm EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget iTable iPhone dock looks like a smartphone, acts like a stereo (video)
We've seen enough iPhone docking stations to last a lifetime -- we've even seen our fair share of tables that take style cues from the smartphone -- but we have to admit, Kyle Buckner's iTable is in a...
11:21 pm EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget Chumby 8 gets reviewed, dubbed 'best and biggest Chumby yet'
The Chumby has never exactly been a device for everyone, and that's not likely to change with the new Chumby 8 that's recently started shipping. Those that do want a Chumby, however, aren't likely to ...
10:49 pm EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile's new plans get official: starting at $60 for unlimited everything, throttling included
T-Mobile's just gone official with the new unlimited plans we caught wind of a few days ago, and while they are truly unlimited by numbers, they're not completely unlimited in functionality. For $59.9...
10:19 pm EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget Iogear's USB-to-HDMI adapter brings a soundtrack to the DisplayLink party
DisplayLink adapters are a-dime-a-dozen these days, dutifully displaying our desktop environments on other displays not connected via traditional monitor interfaces. Pumping out video content to the b...
09:52 pm EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget Andi-One universal remote runs Android 2.1, does more than change channels
Like many universal remote controls, the Andi-One boasts compatibility with thousands of devices; unlike most, however, it runs on Android 2.1. This 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen clicker can check e...
09:28 pm EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget Pieceable Viewer lets devs share iOS apps, personal feelings through a browser
For developers not quite ready to offer their iOS creations in the App Store, a new service promises to suck the grunt work out of bouncing works-in-progress off others. Pieceable Viewer is the magica...
09:05 pm EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget Intel Roadmap charts rollout dates for Ivy Bridge, Cedarview, Sandy Bridge E-series
What's that? You can't get enough of Intel? Well, it's your lucky day, because we just got our hands on the chip maker's roadmap for 2011 and 2012. According to the leaked slides, we can expec...
08:41 pm EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget Adobe finds another 'critical' flaw in Flash, Steve Jobs smiles smugly
Hey, guess what? Adobe has found yet another serious security flaw in Flash. Surprised? Neither are we. And we can already hear the iOS fanboys warming up their commenting fingers. The vulnera...
08:22 pm EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget Sony keeps OLED hope alive with 'budget' monitor line (video)
It was just two short months ago that Sony had us drooling over its latest OLED monitors. But, at the double-take-inspiring price of $16,000, its safe to assume the company isn't moving too many of th...
07:58 pm EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget Intel teases 32nm Cloverview tablet processor, 22nm Ivy Bridge CPU
It hasn't even been a week since Intel rolled out Oak Trail, and it's already teasing us with yet another tablet-ready chip called Cloverview. What's more, we're also seeing unofficial details emergin...
07:36 pm EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget Opera 11.10 launched with company's 'most expensive ad ever'
Opera has always been the little browser that could, and the company is now embracing that spirit more than ever with its new ad campaign for the just-released Opera 11.10. To that end, it's launched ...
07:12 pm EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget Updated MeeGo interface gets shown off on Atom Z670-based reference tablet
Well, here's something of a surprise. Not only has Netbook News managed to get its hands on a reference tablet based on Intel's brand new Atom Z670 processor at IDF Beijing, but one running a new vers...
06:49 pm EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget Alienware's M18x: a beautiful beast for the gamer on the go
A sneak peek from the Great White North showed us Alienware's new mobile gaming flagship, but now we've got the real specs and a whole gaggle of pretty pics for you to drool over. It turns out the M18...
06:27 pm EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget Leaked BlackBerry PlayBook training manual appears online, Bill Belichick yells 'innocent!'
Twiddling your thumbs in anticipation now that you've placed your PlayBook preorder? Why not put yourself to good use by teaching that dusty cranium how to use it? At first glance, this guide ...
06:04 pm EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget Garmin intros the Forerunner 610, its first touchscreen GPS watch for runners (video)
Over the years, Garmin's beefed up its line of Forerunner GPS watches, offering something for everybody with graphs and even a dash o' pink. But the new, slimmed-down Forerunner 610 is the first to fe...
05:42 pm EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget Intel's Panther Point to include native USB 3.0 support, Z68 chipset to launch May 8th?
We just saw some fairly big official news about some new Intel silicon yesterday, and we've now got a bit more news of the unofficial sort. According to the seemingly authentic slide above that we've ...
05:19 pm EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget The Collector concept turns unused microSD cards into a refillable thumb drive
Digging through our drawers here at Engadget there is one thing we're clearly not in desperate need of: USB flash drives. We also happen to have a plethora of microSD cards in 1GB an 2GB sizes, left o...
04:54 pm EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget Visualized: IE10 and Windows running on ARM
Well, what do we have here? It's IE10 and Windows 32-bit running on a 1GHz ARMv7 chip... live, right here at MIX 11!Visualized: IE10 and Windows running on ARM originally appeared on Engadget on T...
04:54 pm EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget Visualized: IE10 and Windows running on ARM at MIX
Well, what do we have here? It's IE10 and Windows 32-bit running on a 1GHz ARMv7 chip... live, right here at MIX 11!Visualized: IE10 and Windows running on ARM at MIX originally appeared on Engadg...
04:15 pm EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget Microsoft pushes out preview build of Internet Explorer 10 (update: Windows on ARM!)
Happy with your shiny new copy of Internet Explorer 9? It's already out of date -- Microsoft just announced Internet Explorer 10 at its MIX developer conference in Las Vegas, and if you're running...
04:01 pm EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget Intel's first Medfield-based smartphone to be a ZTE?
It wasn't that long ago that Intel pulled a Dell, Anand Chandrasekher showing off a fancy new thing then quickly hiding it away out of sight. That was a Medfield-based smartphone, an Atom-powered mobi...
03:36 pm EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget Froyo-based LG Thrive becomes AT&T's first prepaid smartphone, ships April 17th alongside Phoenix
A G2x they ain't, but AT&T's newest duo from LG should certainly satisfy the cravings of less-demanding Android loyalists. Along with every other carrier in the world, Ma Bell has decided to pick ...
03:14 pm EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile 4G Mobile Hotspot hitting stores tomorrow, just as expected
Don't ya just love it when a plan comes together? As expected, T-Mobile has confirmed that its 4G Mobile Hotspot will be hitting stores tomorrow. The ZTE-sourced sliver of plastic and OLED will be...
02:51 pm EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget HTC Sensation versus Incredible S and Desire S... a family scuffle
We just so happened to have our review units of HTC's Incredible S and Desire S on hand during today's Sensation launch event, so what else to do with them than to throw them in with the new 4.3-inche...
01:59 pm EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget HTC Sensation first video hands-on!
You saw the specs confirmed a little earlier today and you even got to glimpse HTC's new Sensation in the flesh. Now it's time to watch this 4.3-inch Android device strut its stuff on video. We've got...
01:32 pm EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget Cisco killing Flip line of camcorders, shakes fist at HD-capturing smartphones
Oh Flip, how far you've come. And, of course, how far you've fallen. Once a spunky upstart with oddly shaped camcorders, you got snapped up by Cisco in Spring of 2009 for a hefty $590 million in stock...
01:32 pm EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget Cisco killing Flip line of camcorders, axing 550 employees in restructuring effort
Oh Flip, how far you've come. And, of course, how far you've fallen. Once a spunky upstart with oddly shaped camcorders, you got snapped up by Cisco in Spring of 2009 for a hefty $590 million in stock...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget HTC Sensation 4G official: 1.2GHz dual-core, qHD display, and Sense 3.0
We've known about the so-called HTC Pyramid for months, long before the Vodafone leak this morning. Now the long-rumored Android phone is official and coming to T-Mobile under the moniker HTC Sensati...
12:49 pm EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget Sprint Music Plus app gives users yet another mobile jam portal... if you're cool with RealNetworks
Tired of waiting for Google Music? How tired? If you've been pushed to your wit's end, and you're willing to give RealNetworks one last chance to actually impress you, Sprint's got a new servi...
12:41 pm EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget HTC Flyer begins shippping on May 9th across europe
It's official: the HTC Flyer will begin its journey across Europe on May 9th. That's quite a bit more specific than the Q2 global release announced back in February. Now if only we had a date for Hone...
12:41 pm EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget HTC Flyer begins shipping on May 9th across Europe
It's official: the HTC Flyer will begin its journey across Europe on May 9th. That's quite a bit more specific than the Q2 global release announced back in February. Now if only we had a date for Hone...
12:30 pm EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget Live from HTC's April 12th event!
Alright, so the cat may already be out of the bag (thank you, Vodafone!), but HTC still has a swanky London venue booked for today and the show, as they say, must go on. What's more, there's no reason...
12:19 pm EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget Motorola XOOM available soon at Sprint, shipping with WiMAX on-board?
We received a tip earlier today that Sprint stores were finding boxes of Motorola Xoom accessories this morning, ahead of what would presumably be a launch of the tablet on that carrier. Now BGR has s...
12:00 pm EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget Toshiba puts its business laptops on a diet, intros the Portege R830, Tecra R840, and Tecra R850
Toshiba's thin-but-full-powered Portege R700 was such a hit among business types that the company is now designing other machines in its svelte image. Tosh just unveiled the Tecra R840 and R850 -- bot...
11:13 am EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget Alienware M18x appears on Dell's Canadian site, glares at you from afar
We've been hearing rumors of an 18-inch addition to the Alienware line for some time, and now its big-eyed visage is making an appearance -- in Canada. The M18x configuration page has gone live on Del...
10:15 am EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget Audi's A3 e-tron gearing up for 2013, should hit 90 miles per charge
You may live your life a quarter-mile at a time, but let's face it -- you still care about the environment. To that end, you've patiently awaited Audi's hybrid Spyder, even with the company playing co...
09:01 am EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget HTC Sensation leaked by Vodafone: 4.3-inch qHD SLCD and 1.2GHz dual-core processor are go
Would you look at that, HTC's latest worst kept secret is live on Vodafone UK's website. So here's the scoop: 4.3-inch qHD (540 x 960 pixel) SLCD display, 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera augmented b...
09:01 am EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget HTC Sensation leaked by Vodafone: 4.3-inch qHD SLCD and 1.2GHz dual-core processor are go (video)
Would you look at that, HTC's latest worst kept secret is live on Vodafone UK's website. So here's the scoop: 4.3-inch qHD (540 x 960 pixel) SLCD display, 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera augmented b...
08:47 am EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget Nokia E6 first hands-on!
That crazy new 326ppi device that Nokia busted out this morning has finally made contact with our eager hands. The E6 is extremely compact, stainless steel accounts for its back cover and camera bezel...
08:47 am EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget Nokia E6 first hands-on! (updated with video)
That crazy new 326ppi device that Nokia busted out this morning has finally made contact with our eager hands. The E6 is extremely compact, stainless steel accounts for its back cover and camera bezel...
08:20 am EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget Nokia X7 first hands-on!
The Nokia X7, everybody! Like the E7, this is a 4-inch AMOLED handset with an 8 megapixel EDoF camera, though unlike its more buttoned-down business-oriented sibling, this is an entertainment handset ...
08:20 am EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget Nokia X7 first hands-on! (updated with video)
The Nokia X7, everybody! Like the E7, this is a 4-inch AMOLED handset with an 8 megapixel EDoF camera, though unlike its more buttoned-down business-oriented sibling, this is an entertainment handset ...
08:00 am EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget Nokia E6 official: a 326ppi portrait QWERTY handset optimized for business
A VGA resolution on a 2.46-inch display equals 326ppi. Talk about pixel density! Nokia's Symbian "Anna" update has found itself a delightful little carrier to market in the new E6. This business-centr...
08:00 am EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget Nokia announces Symbian 'Anna' update for N8, E7, C7 and C6-01; first of a series of updates
And now it's completely official: the new and freshened up version of Symbian we saw leak out over the weekend is indeed coming to Nokia's latest batch of handsets. The N8, E7, C7 and C6-01, the phone...
08:00 am EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget Nokia E6 official: a 326ppi portrait QWERTY handset optimized for business (video)
A VGA resolution on a 2.46-inch display equals 326ppi. Talk about pixel density! Nokia's Symbian "Anna" update has found itself a delightful little carrier to market in the new E6. This business-centr...
08:00 am EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget Nokia announces Symbian 'Anna' update for N8, E7, C7 and C6-01; first of a series of updates (video)
And now it's completely official: the new and freshened up version of Symbian we saw leak out over the weekend is indeed coming to Nokia's latest batch of handsets. The N8, E7, C7 and C6-01, the phone...
07:42 am EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget Official: HTC Sensation features a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon CPU (video)
The HTC Sensation (aka, Pyramid) handset doesn't officially exist. But hey, if you're Qualcomm, why let a partner's own marketing plans interfere with your own need for self-promotion? What other ...
07:19 am EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget Nokia X7 with Symbian 'Anna' now official on Three UK
So, it's official. The Nokia X7, unfit for a US launch, has finally found a home with Three in the UK. The heavily leaked stainless steel handset runs an updated Symbian^3 "Anna" OS that finally intro...
07:19 am EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget Nokia X7 with Symbian 'Anna' now official on Three UK (Updated)
So, it's official. The Nokia X7, unfit for a US launch, has finally found a home with Three in the UK. The heavily leaked stainless steel handset runs an updated Symbian^3 "Anna" OS that finally intro...
07:00 am EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget Eye-Fi launching new 8GB wireless SD card today, kicking out Direct Mode for iOS and Android next week
Remember how Eye-Fi was cooking up some software to let their WiFi-enabled SD memory cards sling photos directly to your tablet or phone? Here's some sweet news -- starting next week, Direct Mode ...
06:38 am EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget Fujitsu and DoCoMo's new dual-boot handset: Windows 7 and Symbian together at last?
Ever wished you could have a Microsoft main course with a side of Symbian? We haven't either, but if the rumors are true, Fujitsu and DoCoMo are teaming up to unleash a dual-boot device this year ...
05:56 am EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget Mobee's Magic Bar brings inductive charging to your Apple bluetooth keyboard and Magic Trackpad
The wise folks who brought us the inductive Magic Charger for the Magic Mouse are now back with a new trick up their sleeves. This time we have the Mobee Magic Bar, which can energise either an Apple ...
05:18 am EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget G-Technology crashes NAB with portable, Thunderbolt-equipped RAID arrays
The Thunderbolt goodness just keeps on rolling out at NAB. G-Technology just announced it will be adding support for the high-speed connection to its line of RAID devices for those who spend their day...
04:01 am EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget Vudu starts streaming movies to the browser, but only in SD
Vudu's movie service is already available on 300-odd set top boxes and HDTVs including the PS3 and Boxee Box, but now it can add your personal computer to the list since it will start streaming its en...
03:33 am EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget Windows 8 app store revealed in leaked screenshots, ready for beta testing?
Over the last few months, Chinese site cnBeta's been busy dishing out alleged screenshots of Windows 8 at its infancy, though few have caught our attention until this new batch came along. Assuming th...
03:33 am EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget Windows 8 app store revealed in leaked screenshots, ready for beta testing? (Updated)
Over the last few months, Chinese site cnBeta's been busy dishing out alleged screenshots of Windows 8 at its infancy, though few have caught our attention until this new batch came along. Assuming th...
02:39 am EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget ASUS' 12x BW-12D1S-U external Blu-ray writer: world's fastest, until the next one
Fed up with the simply unacceptable performance of your external Blu-ray writer? Of course you are. ASUS feels your pain, and it's looking to ease it with the soothing balm of the BW-12D1S-U, a ne...
01:37 am EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget First Orbit offers a glimpse at Yuri Gagarin's spaceflight 50 years later (video)
It's been exactly 50 years to the day -- in some places, anyway -- that cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin's maiden voyage set off an international space race that defined an era, and while only Gagarin knew exac...
12:59 am EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget RCA's line of portable hybrid televisions now available
RCA announced these way back at CES, and it's now finally rolled out its new line of portable "hybrid" televisions, which are able to receive both Mobile DTV and standard digital TV signals. Those inc...
12:25 am EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget MTbiggie is a DIY Surface for the masses
Practical or not, there is no denying the nerd-gasm inducing wow factor of Microsoft's Surface. Of course, Surface is expensive -- like, unless you're a millionaire you're probably not buying one for ...
12:25 am EDT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Engadget MTbiggie is a DIY Surface for the masses (video)
Practical or not, there is no denying the nerd-gasm inducing wow factor of Microsoft's Surface. Of course, Surface is expensive -- like, unless you're a millionaire you're probably not buying one for ...
11:49 pm EDT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Engadget JetBlue to bring Ka-band high-speed internet to the friendly skies by 2012
Despite Boeing's early efforts to make satellite service the go-to option for in-flight internet, the rather costly connection solution never really took off. It seems, satellite connectivity is about...
11:09 pm EDT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Engadget Matrox strikes at NAB, first to market with Thunderbolt products
Word out of NAB is that Matrox, known best for enabling day-traders to run an excessive number of monitors off a single graphics card, will be the first company to market with peripherals designed to ...
10:41 pm EDT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Engadget Bluetrek releases lightweight Carbon: World's first carbon fiber Bluetooth headset
When this rather smashing little piece of gadgetry made its way through the FCC last week, we didn't have a whole lot of details to share about the "World's first carbon fiber Bluetooth headset." Well...
10:06 pm EDT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Engadget Skype with video calling leaks for HTC Thunderbolt, celebrations unsurprisingly erupt
Verizon may have left it out from the get-go, but it looks as if eager HTC Thunderbolt owners needn't wait another day to test out a video-enabled version of Skype. For those outside of The Loop, ther...
10:06 pm EDT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Engadget Skype with video calling leaks for HTC Thunderbolt, celebrations unsurprisingly erupt (update)
Verizon may have left it out from the get-go, but it looks as if eager HTC Thunderbolt owners needn't wait another day to test out a video-enabled version of Skype. For those outside of The Loop, ther...
09:43 pm EDT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Engadget HTC Thunderbolt gets an FCC-approved teardown
We've already seen the HTC Thunderbolt hit the FCC, but it's just now getting to the good stuff now that the phone has actually been released. While it's not exactly to iFixit levels of detail, the ag...
09:12 pm EDT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Engadget Ad-supported Kindle to ship May 3rd: saves $25, includes lot of enticement
Here's a scenario: what if we told you that your next Kindle could be had for $25 less than retail? What if we told you it came from the rear of a nondescript white van? Or what if we told you...
08:56 pm EDT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Engadget Sharp suspends production at its two largest LCD factories following Japanese quake
Toshiba, Hitachi, and Panasonic already said they would shutter their liquid crystal display plants for a month following the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami that struck the country on ...
08:34 pm EDT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Engadget Logitech's wireless Touch Lapdesk hits the FCC
There's not exactly a lot of details on this one, but it looks like Logitech may be getting set to introduce some new company for its speaker / lapdesk contraption, the Speaker Lapdesk. A device known...
08:11 pm EDT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Engadget Xbox 360 Update Preview discs are in the mail
If you signed up the Xbox 360 preview program it's time to start camping out by your mailbox and pestering your delivery person -- the update discs are shipping. A few lucky gamers now have their snea...
07:47 pm EDT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Engadget Sony shoots out CineAlta F65 4K camera and PMW-TD300 3D camcorder at NAB
The current trend in the world of home theater may seem like 3D cinematography is all the hype these days, but Sony's latest imager in its CineAlta family begs to differ. Unveiled at the 2011 NAB Show...
07:25 pm EDT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry Bold Touch 9930 gets the hands-on treatment, complete with elevator music (video)
Have the leaked specs and tutorial video got you yearning for more BlackBerry Bold Touch coverage? Well, today's your lucky day, RIM-o-philes, because we've got new some moving pictures with real,...
07:03 pm EDT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Engadget Leaked docs suggest Verizon Droid Incredible 2 will be a world phone
HTC's Droid Incredible 2 for Verizon hasn't exactly been the best kept secret over the past few months, and it looks like some of the remaining few details about the phone have now also been cleared u...
06:34 pm EDT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Engadget Acer changes its logo, hopes to start afresh
Over in Acer HQ, it's out with the old and in with the new. Having bid ciao to former CEO Gianfranco Lanci, the Taiwanese company is now slapping a fresh coat of paint and a softer typeface upon its c...
06:27 pm EDT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Engadget Intel rolls out Atom Z670 Oak Trail processor for tablets
Well, it's a bit past the end of March, but Intel has now finally gotten official with its new Atom Z670 processor for tablets, which you might know better by its Oak Trail codename. Built using a 45n...
06:05 pm EDT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Engadget Google Latitude, now with 100 percent more check-in deals
A couple of months back, Google brought check-ins to Latitude, its location-sharing service, through Google Maps 5.1 for Android. Naturally, iPhone users only recently received the same functionality,...
05:44 pm EDT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Engadget HP demos Citrix running on Touchpad, tries to make webOS corporation-friendly (video)
Lest you thought HP's Windows 7 slate was for large businesses and its upcoming webOS ones were reserved for consumers, not so fast. In a video (embedded after the break for your viewing pleasure), HP...
05:21 pm EDT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Engadget Transformer rooted before ASUS can get it out the door
When ASUS dumped the source code for its 10.1-inch, Honeycomb powered Transformer tablet online we knew it was only a matter of time before someone cracked it open and bent it to their will. Before it...
04:56 pm EDT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Engadget OSCar eO will bring EVs to the Dakar rally (video)
The Dakar is the most grueling race in the world and, while that historic location is no longer the destination, the race itself still serves as the most brutal punishment a car (or bike) can take. If...
04:34 pm EDT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Engadget ShairPort emulator cracks open the door for more unofficial AirPlay streaming options
There's already a few unofficial AirPlay applications out there, but looks like developer James Laird has now gotten right to the heart of the matter and enabled a whole host of new streaming possibil...
04:18 pm EDT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Engadget SCEA vs. Geohot: Sony wins a not-quite flawless victory
Well, after all the talk of TROs, tweets, and YouTube user info, it seems that the SCEA vs. Geohot litigation has come to a rather uneventful conclusion. According to Sony's Playstation Blog, the case...
03:49 pm EDT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Engadget Olion's Moov caught on video beaming an iPhone to a TV using a little WHDI and a lot of magic
Chubby DIY iPad cases aside, there aren't too many options if you want to bring video wirelessly from a mobile device to a wall-mountable TV. The Moov from Olion is one of the few, but sadly it doesn'...
03:26 pm EDT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Engadget Windows 7 closes gap with XP, is poised to steal top market share this month
As recently as a year ago, Windows XP was the kingpin of PCs in the US with 43.1 percent market share. But that's rapidly changing. StatCounter shows that while Mac OS X is creeping up slightly and Wi...
03:04 pm EDT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Engadget Panasonic's AG-3DA1 camera will shoot 3D video, Robonaut vlogs on the International Space Station
NASA's Robonaut 2 is something of a celebrity around these parts, owing to his dashing good looks and insatiable appetite for publicity, which can now be put to good use with a new toy the landlubbers...
02:42 pm EDT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Engadget StripeSpotter turns wild zebras into trackable barcodes
We've heard plenty of stories over the past few years about tagging animals with RFID chips, but we've never been particularly keen on the idea. Well, now a team of researchers has come up with a much...
02:15 pm EDT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Engadget Nokia E7 review
Over the years, we've seen a steady stream of business and messaging-centric landscape QWERTY smartphones come and go, with HTC arguably leading the pack via its collection of Windows Mobile, Android,...
01:51 pm EDT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Engadget Gartner: Apple will dominate tablet space for years, Android won't drink its milkshake until after 2015
The inundation of tablets upon these very pages from day to day should give you an idea that manufacturers see this as a golden opportunity to grab a big chunk of a fledgling market. According to Gart...
01:25 pm EDT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Engadget Apple hires carbon fiber expert to posit composites
If you're going to compete in the consumer electronics business then you'd better have a solid grasp of industrial design and materials science. Otherwise, you're just another manufacturer trying to e...
01:00 pm EDT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Engadget JBL ships AirPlay-enabled On Air speaker dock, charges stiff premium for wireless luxury
It's a familiar face, sure, but there's a key ingredient thrown here that's been lacking on JBL's prior iDevice docks: AirPlay. We're still waiting (and waiting) to see if Apple's going to expand its ...
12:50 pm EDT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S II to be available May 1st in the UK
Samsung has just delivered a most welcome (and concrete) bit of news for British smartphone lovers. Its next do-it-all Android superphone will be available on May 1st in the United Kingdom. The Galaxy...
12:28 pm EDT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Engadget Acer's Windows-powered Iconia W500 up for pre-order for $549, ships April 15th
Acer already announced UK pricing for the Windows 7 and Android Honeycomb versions of its Iconia Tab, and now it's ready to take both stateside. Days after Best Buy started taking pre-orders for the A...
11:52 am EDT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Engadget Ralph Lauren's solar-panel backpack charges your phone in hours, your credit card in seconds
We here at Engadget are in favor of hitting the books from time to time, but we can't have lame gadget-less backpacks hurting our true techie rep. That's why we're excited to see Ralph Lauren outing i...
11:15 am EDT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Engadget HTC Flyer hits UK pre-order status at 600, comes with 3G and 32GB of storage
The one Android tablet that isn't riding NVIDIA's Tegra 2 dual-core chip and Google's Honeycomb iteration (but might still be worth buying) has this weekend become available to pre-order in the UK. Th...
10:45 am EDT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Engadget Rogue modder rips off stingy consumer, puzzles repairmen... all with a USB thumb drive
Welcome to today's episode of "You Get What You Pay For," starring some poor sap in Russia who bought an external hard drive in China for a "very, very low price." It seemed like a bargain, until the ...
09:52 am EDT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Engadget LG adds 'Tweet-TV' enabled Android phone to its list of Mobile DTV prototypes
Whenever mobile digital television broadcasts finally take off LG will be ready and it's latest concept design -- following the autostereoscopic 3D screen shown at CES -- is the Tweet-TV pictured abov...
08:56 am EDT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Engadget Apple reportedly hires top UK gaming PR execs from Nintendo and Activision
As you may have noticed, Apple has been more serious about gaming lately that it was even during its Pippin-fueled haze in the mid-1990s, and it's now offering yet more evidence of just how invested i...
08:07 am EDT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Engadget CyanogenMod 7.0 is now final, ready for your consumption
Is your phone manufacturer's Android ROM not treating you quite the way it should? Worry not, Cyanogen's got your back as usual and has just released the final v7.0 of the CyanogenMod, now based o...
07:16 am EDT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Engadget LG shows off 47-inch transparent IPS LCD with multitouch and Full HD resolution (video)
Where Samsung leads, LG inevitably follows (and vice versa, of course). The Korean electronic arms race has now heated up by an extra few degrees with LG's demo of a crazy new 47-inch display that pac...
06:21 am EDT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Engadget Photoshop Touch apps extend desktop functionality to iPad and other tablets
Any discussion about Adobe and the iPad seems to always devolve into a Flash vs. HMTL5 debate. For today at least, Adobe's hoping to temporarily refocus the conversation on a trio of new tools that ex...
06:21 am EDT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Engadget Photoshop Touch apps and SDK extend desktop functionality to iPad and other tablets
Any discussion about Adobe and the iPad seems to always devolve into a Flash vs. HMTL5 debate. For today at least, Adobe's hoping to temporarily refocus the conversation on a trio of new tools that ex...
04:01 am EDT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Engadget Mushroom TelePorter does HD streaming over cellular, won't beam your on-air talent anywhere
If you need to be live and on the scene but can't be followed around with a remote truck and its retractable 100-foot antenna, you need a TelePorter. The camel-case 'P' should tell you that this is no...
03:14 am EDT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Engadget Game Boy makes music of a different sort (video)
Don't get us wrong, we know that Nintendo's original 8-bit portable can create some killer sounds -- we'd never sell chiptunes short. That said, you haven't truly heard Game Boy music until you watch ...
02:12 am EDT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Engadget Vulkano Flow now available, does 480p placeshifting for under a hundred bucks
Monsoon has announced the "general availability" of a new placeshifting box, the Vulkano Flow. As we learned during CES, this box has a $99 price tag and trims last year's Vulkano to just the placeshi...
01:02 am EDT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Engadget US Navy's solid-state laser sets boat ablaze (video)
See that flaming wreckage in the picture above? A laser did that, mounted on board a second vessel similarly bobbing on top of the ocean last week. Yes, even though the United States Navy told us ...
12:00 am EDT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: NASA's magic skin, Japan's nuclear leak, and the circuit board coffee table
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. As the nuclear crisis at Japan's Fukushima power plant co...
12:00 am EDT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: magic airplane skin, Japan's nuclear leak, and the circuit board table
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. As the nuclear crisis at Japan's Fukushima power plant co...
11:00 pm EDT - Sun, April 10, 2011
Engadget Switched On: Pen again
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. Last week's Switched On discussed how some next wave notions from a decade ago were trying to reinvent themselves. Her...
10:04 pm EDT - Sun, April 10, 2011
Engadget EraThink EraPalm runs like a netbook, looks like a portable gaming handheld
Looking at this odd bird of a device on display at the China Consumer Electronics Fair inspires tired cliches about mating gadgets. But really, it took a wild night between a Windows 7 tablet and a po...
08:36 pm EDT - Sun, April 10, 2011
Engadget Google snags PushLife, will probably use it to push music to your Android phone
At last year's Google I/O we were tantalizingly teased with the idea of music streaming to our mobile devices. Since then, there have been hints and leaks, but nothing official from Google on when or ...
07:28 pm EDT - Sun, April 10, 2011
Engadget New Symbian UI stars in pulled promo vid, takes Three UK for a dizzying spin
Something's going on in Espoo, and YouTube just gave us a very good idea of what it might be -- with only two days remaining before Nokia's London announcement, a new Symbian UI is popping up in promo...
05:30 pm EDT - Sun, April 10, 2011
Engadget HTC Desire S review
This time last year, HTC had two Android smartphones for the mainstream: the 3.7-inch Desire, outfitted with the latest and greatest, and the 3.2-inch Legend, which was humbler in specs but offered th...
04:35 pm EDT - Sun, April 10, 2011
Engadget Samsung to release two Bada 2.0 handsets with NFC in Q4, software update in July?
Some of you Samsungers are probably anticipating the snazzy Wave 578 due out in May or June outside the US, but the sad news is it won't be shipped with the upcoming Bada 2.0 OS. Fret not, though, as ...
03:22 pm EDT - Sun, April 10, 2011
Engadget RIM betas BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing, allows your boss to join his her own concalls
Fresh to BlackBerry's Beta Zone portal, RIM has introduced BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing, an app designed to take the (apparent) mystery out of joining a conference call -- thus putting the jobs of m...
01:51 pm EDT - Sun, April 10, 2011
Engadget Sony's Move.me database used to create gesture-enabled mouse driver (video)
Unless you're into weird promotional mascots, video games, or measuring the rotation of the earth, the PlayStation Move probably hasn't caught your eye. Here's an idea: what if you could wave it about...
12:42 pm EDT - Sun, April 10, 2011
Engadget Robotics merit badge gets official within Boy Scouts of America, Wall-E approves emphatically
Yours truly knows exactly how determined one has to be to achieve the honor of Eagle Scout, but it's getting a heck of a lot easier for the more modern offspring of this world. This month last year, w...
11:26 am EDT - Sun, April 10, 2011
Engadget E-Noa's Interpad Android tablet is nowhere to be found
It's been almost eight months since we introduced you to Interpad's Tegra 2-packing Android tablet, and now we're hearing rumors that the thing might never make it to market. The tablet was originally...
10:03 am EDT - Sun, April 10, 2011
Engadget Plex 1.1 for iOS improves streaming over 3G, pipes video to your TV
If you're not already running the Plex Media Server on one of the twenty-three beige boxes networked across your tiny domicile, you may be sorely tempted to install a copy this week, because the iOS a...
08:22 am EDT - Sun, April 10, 2011
Engadget SparkFun intros IOIO for Android, a hack-free breakout box to get your mind spinning
Meet any seasoned techie, and they'll likely spin whimsical tales of computing's early days, and the challenge of finding a practical use for a device with seemingly limitless potential (you know, lik...
06:37 am EDT - Sun, April 10, 2011
Engadget RV parks offer EV owners respite from the road (and their range anxiety, too)
EVs are pretty great for getting around major metropolitan areas, but many still feel some range anxiety when it comes time to leave the city limits. True, purpose-built charging stations are few and ...
04:45 am EDT - Sun, April 10, 2011
Engadget Mercedes-Benz debuts tablet-packing A-Class concept
As fond as we are of the A-Class, it's never been the best looking Benz in the bunch, but with the introduction of the new A-Class concept, it looks like that could soon change. One of the car's desig...
03:59 am EDT - Sun, April 10, 2011
Engadget NRG's eVgo charging stations hope to catch the eyes of Texas
EV charging station announcements are almost becoming commonplace (keyword: almost), but not so much that we aren't happy to welcome one more. This week NRG Energy unveiled it's first eVgo branded "Fr...
02:55 am EDT - Sun, April 10, 2011
Engadget How would you change Dell's Venue?
Sure, it's lacking the Pro moniker, but it's also lacking a built-in keyboard. A fair trade, we suppose. Dell's Venue is actually nothing at all like the once-titled Lightning, boasting a slate-style ...
01:54 am EDT - Sun, April 10, 2011
Engadget Israeli parody details the rise and fall of Apple's iBoy, humanity as a whole (video)
For those unaware, Eretz Nehederet is effectively the Israeli equivalent to The Onion, and on the 1st of April, they covered the hardest-hitting piece of Apple news to cross their news desk in quite s...
01:08 am EDT - Sun, April 10, 2011
Engadget Samsung Nexus S 4G hits the FCC
Sprint still isn't offering anything more specific than "this spring" for a Nexus S 4G launch date, but it looks like we may now at least be one step closer to a release. The Google-approved phone jus...
12:12 am EDT - Sun, April 10, 2011
Engadget Theater owners ready to fight over $30, 60-day window VOD movies
While we're not exactly in a hurry to spend $30 each on 60-day delayed movie rentals, theater owners are quite upset by the whole premium video-on-demand plan apparently being pushed by Warner, Sony...
11:15 pm EDT - Sat, April 9, 2011
Engadget Engadget interviews Dwyane Wade: the technology behind the Fly Wade (video)
It's not all that difficult to peer at some gadgets without fully understanding the wizardry and magic that assists in driving them from concept to reality. Did shoes ever cross your noggin as being t...
10:21 pm EDT - Sat, April 9, 2011
Engadget Stealth unveils the LPC-670 mini-PC: small in size, vast in price
Stealth has been in the compact computing game for some time, and the company has just rolled out its most powerful pint-sized PC to date, the LPC-670. Packing Intel's Arrandale Core i5-520M, Core i5-...
09:00 pm EDT - Sat, April 9, 2011
Engadget Editorial: Android's problem isn't fragmentation, it's contamination
This thought was first given voice by Myriam Joire on last night's Mobile Podcast, and the simple, lethal accuracy of it has haunted me ever since. All the hubbub and unrest about whether Google is tr...
08:39 pm EDT - Sat, April 9, 2011
Engadget CE-Oh no he didn't!: Sony's Jack Tretton says Nintendo makes 'babysitting tools'
Sony does what Nintendon't? That's the general sentiment from a brief interview that PlayStation chief Jack Tretton gave to Fortune this week, in which he talked up Sony's strengths and played dow...
07:31 pm EDT - Sat, April 9, 2011
Engadget Alienware M14x manuals leak out, confirm the gaming notebook once and for all
Just yesterday Dell's leaky website poured out details about the upcoming Alienware M11x R3 gaming notebook, and it didn't take long for its larger brother to follow suit -- today, we've got the full ...
06:21 pm EDT - Sat, April 9, 2011
Engadget Apple investigating 3G issues on some Verizon iPad 2s, software fix expected soon
Having trouble hooking up your iPad 2 to Verizon's 3G network? Turns out you're not alone, and thankfully, Apple's well aware of this. In a statement to All Things Digital, Cupertino said it's inv...
05:17 pm EDT - Sat, April 9, 2011
Engadget Sprint radar imaging system peeps inside walls, floors to detect bombs, tell-tale hearts
Back in 2005, we reported on a little something called the Prism 200, which allowed its holder to essentially see what folks were doing on the other side of a wall. Since then, we've seen plenty of de...
04:12 pm EDT - Sat, April 9, 2011
Engadget uSolo FX Media player review
This is a picture of a digital media player. It doesn't look quite like an iPod, though, does it? No hint of Zune here either, we don't think. In fact, it looks a lot like a CDJ unit, and that's f...
02:46 pm EDT - Sat, April 9, 2011
Engadget Sprint's Common Cents brand falls into the sofa cushions, replaced by Virgin Mobile Beyond Talk
It was some... curious timing. On May 6th of last year Sprint's new boy toy Virgin Mobile announced the Beyond Talk prepaid plan. Then, just a week later, Sprint launched its own, separate prepaid pla...
01:05 pm EDT - Sat, April 9, 2011
Engadget Packard Bell debuts Liberty Tab Honeycomb tablet, clearly adores freedom
You didn't think that Acer wouldn't be sharing some of its new tablets with its still-kicking Packard Bell subsidiary, did you? The latter has now debuted the Liberty Tab, its own spin on Acer's I...
11:03 am EDT - Sat, April 9, 2011
Engadget Delkin Elite 633 claims to be the fastest SDHC card with 80MBps write speeds
We can't say we're pleased that camera makers still haven't called an armistice in their megapixel war, but a race for the speediest memory card is one battle we can get behind. Delkin says its 32GB E...
08:38 am EDT - Sat, April 9, 2011
Engadget World Bank report finds selling virtual goods in games more profitable than 'real' economy
A report commissioned by the World Bank's infoDev unit has cast fresh light on one of the more fascinating aspects of our brave new interconnected world: the virtual economy. The "third-party gaming s...
06:54 am EDT - Sat, April 9, 2011
Engadget Google preps Android for its corporate interview, adds new encryption and security measures
With over 300,000 devices activated per day, Android's clearly firing on all cylinders from a consumer standpoint, but much like the famed Cheez-It wheel, some would argue that the OS isn't quite matu...
05:18 am EDT - Sat, April 9, 2011
Engadget Aurasma's AR iPhone app to turn everyday objects into multimedia triggers (video)
We've seen augmented reality done what seems like a million different ways, but we've never seen it quite like this. The New York Times reported Wednesday on a forthcoming iPhone app called Aurasma th...
03:47 am EDT - Sat, April 9, 2011
Engadget Download DARPA's sub-hunting sim, help train its ACTUV automaton
DARPA dabbles in all matter of defense drones, and it's no stranger to leveraging the wisdom of the masses to help develop tomorrow's military machinery. The agency's latest program to go the crowdsou...
01:41 am EDT - Sat, April 9, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry Orlando leaks out: say hello to the touchscreen Curve
As if we needed any more signs of where Research in Motion was heading in terms of its 2011 device line, we've just caught wind of yet another touchscreen-equipped Berry. The BlackBerry "Orlando" is p...
01:25 am EDT - Sat, April 9, 2011
Engadget Test subjects with electrode implants use mind control to move a cursor
As trippy as mind-control still seems to us, we've already seen it implemented in everything from wheelchairs to pricey gaming (and car driving!) headsets. But the problem is that they measure brain a...
12:16 am EDT - Sat, April 9, 2011
Engadget IBM shows off 155GHz graphene transistor in the name of DARPA research
IBM might be cautious about touting graphene as a a silicon killer, but that hasn't stopped it from pushing the production of ever faster graphene transistors. With the recent demonstration of a 155GH...
11:07 pm EDT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Engadget Cowon's minuscule C2 PMP picks up where the D2 left off
At this point, Cowon's D2 (and to a lesser extent, the D2+) is getting a bit long in the tooth, and it looks as if the Korea-based outfit will be taking an alphabetical leap backwards in order to...
10:14 pm EDT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Engadget Smithsonian's Spark!Lab gives big ups to robots
We've seen them scoop up oozy goop, shake their moneymakers, and even give birth, but it's rare for us to land solid face time with the robotic superstars we admire so much. If you're in DC over the n...
09:31 pm EDT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Engadget Full specs leak for BlackBerry Bold Touch, 1.2GHz Snapdragon can't overcome ugly
We understand that it's hard to take two steps rather than one, but a solid list of specifications isn't going to make the BlackBerry Bold Touch (Dakota) look any less last-decade. For whatever reason...
09:06 pm EDT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Engadget US DoJ approves Google's acquisition of ITA, but not without stipulations
The United States government may be dissolved tomorrow, but it's certainly taking care of one final piece of business before going into shutdown: this. If you'll recall, Google announced its intention...
08:41 pm EDT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Engadget Verizon Wireless killing one-year contracts on April 17th, assumes you won't even care
Okay, so maybe you'll care, but you'll still opt for the two-year option once your contract is up. That's according -- more or less, anyway -- to a Verizon Wireless spokesperson, confirming to our inq...
08:26 pm EDT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Engadget House of Representatives votes to block FCC's net neutrality rules
Well, it looks like Republicans in the House of Representatives weren't about to let this one slip past a possible government shutdown -- they just passed a measure that seeks to block the FCC's net n...
08:19 pm EDT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Engadget Star Trek series coming to Netflix Watch Instantly in July and October
Just because Netflix has licensed new content we're not always sure when it will be available for Watch Instantly streaming, but TrekMovie.com reports it has the dates for Star Trek content covered by...
07:59 pm EDT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Engadget Samsung's Droid Charge spotted in leaked promo material, multimedia dock in tow
Like it or not, it's a Big Red kind of day. The latest VZW news to splash down in our inbox is the shot you see above -- the first hint of promotional material surrounding Samsung's Droid Charge. If y...
07:50 pm EDT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Engadget Motorola Xoom UK pricing official at 580 for 3G and 480 for WiFi-only
Motorola has now confirmed that the latest round of prices the Carphone Warehouse, PC World and other UK retailers are listing for its Xoom tablet are indeed the officially sanctioned price points for...
07:43 pm EDT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Engadget Leaked Verizon Unleashed pricing sheets detail $50 unlimited talk text plans
Just in case you're still dissatisfied after taking a peek at one leaked Verizon screenshot today, well... here's numero dos. The folks at Droid-Life managed to get their paws on a couple of monochrom...
07:24 pm EDT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Engadget HTC breaks its own sales and profit records, keeps riding the smartphone wave to success
Another quarter, another spectacular set of financial results for HTC. The once-small Taiwanese phone maker reports its net income for the first quarter of 2011 nearly tripled earnings in the same per...
07:11 pm EDT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Engadget Purported Verizon screenshot points to LTE-upgradable 16GB Motorola Xoom
The Motorola Xoom might be starting to look a bit pricey compared to some of its new competitors, but it seems that the company may have a solution in the offing. According to a leaked, supposedly aut...
06:55 pm EDT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Engadget ChevronWP7 updater pulled, places phones into 'non-serviceable state' of mind
We've had our phones in a number of states (Vermont is particularly lovely), but stopping by a "non-serviceable state" isn't exactly high on our list. Sadly, every user of ChevronWP7.updater may have ...
06:31 pm EDT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Engadget Kondo's spring-loaded spider robot creeps on the cheap (video)
The latest in a long line of terrifying (and occasionally adorable) pseudo-arachnid robots, Kondo's upcoming KMR-M6 is doing more with less. Thanks to a unique spring supported linking leg joint, this...
05:57 pm EDT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Engadget Enzo's Pinball gets you all touchy-feely with your phone
We got a hands-on sample of Haptify's haptic-powered apps a couple months back and came away intrigued, but yearning for more. Well, the company is finally ready to sate our penchant for playtime phys...
05:23 pm EDT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Engadget Prototype Tesla-powered RAV4 driven, demonstrates extreme brake regen
What happens when you put the powertrain from a Tesla Roadster into an SUV? You get the Toyota RAV4 EV, an early prototype of which PluginCars got a chance to drive. It referred to a "sophisticate...
04:59 pm EDT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Engadget D-Link does the NAS dance with new ShareCenter DNS-320 and DNS-325 home servers
Many of us have a smartphone, set-top box, and a PC or two, and it's always nice (and sometimes necessary) to have access to your data no matter which gadget you've got on hand. Enter D-Link's newest ...
04:33 pm EDT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Engadget Verizon pushes out update for Galaxy Tab, promises improved battery life, browser performance
Feeling less than enthused with your Galaxy Tab? Verizon is rolling out an update to the tablet, whose forthcoming LTE radio and higher-resolution rear camera took us by surprise at CES. In partic...
04:00 pm EDT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Engadget Engadget Podcast 235 - 04.08.2011
What's that? Oh, it's just the return of the Engadget Podcast, leaner, meaner, and laser-focused on bringing you the freshest jams of the technology blog news universe. Live and direct from their ...
03:41 pm EDT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry Torch 2 gets an early hands-on
We'd already heard that the BlackBerry Torch 2 would basically be a Torch with some significantly bumped specs, and that's now been all but confirmed by BGR, which managed to spend a bit of time with ...
03:19 pm EDT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Engadget Canon's XF305 and XF300 pro camcorders can now shoot in 3D... if you buy two of them
Make no mistake: that whole 3D-everything trend is snaking its way into professional-grade products. Canon has issued a firmware update allowing its year-old XF305 and XF300 pro camcorders to record 3...
02:47 pm EDT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Engadget Novation Twitch touchstrip DJ controller makes the scene at Musik Messe 2011 (video)
We're not professional musicians by a long shot, but when we do get a chance to break away from the relentless torrent of cellphones and tablets, nothing quite hits the spot like a little music apprec...
02:16 pm EDT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Engadget Panasonic gives its in-flight entertainment system an Android makeover, adds 3D displays
Panasonic has been kicking around the idea of a tricked-out Android-based in-flight entertainment system for awhile, and now it's ready for airlines to start retrofitting their livery. The system, dub...
01:49 pm EDT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Engadget Sony accelerates Memory Stick's rate of obsolescence to 50MBps
Only Sony -- the company behind the "Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity" streaming service -- would consider naming its latest flash memory card the "Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX." But once you get pas...
01:14 pm EDT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Engadget The Awesome button is...
Ever struggled to find the perfect adjective to articulate your admiration for a given article of awesomeness? Matt Richardson over at Make felt exactly the same way, so he perfected himself an Aw...
12:44 pm EDT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Engadget Keepin' it real fake: the iPad Smart Cover done wrong (video)
Let's be honest, the only time you're likely to consider Apple's prices for own-brand peripherals reasonable is when someone else is paying for them. It's not unusual, therefore, for folks to look to ...
12:21 pm EDT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Engadget 3DS outsold by PSP in Japan, gets dumped for a dating sim
When a new console launches you expect it to hit the ground with a big "thwomp" that knocks the competition aside. Nintendo's 3DS, however, has had something of a softer landing. It released in Japan ...
12:00 pm EDT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Engadget Acer's Iconia Tab A500 soaks up the WiFi rays, hits shelves April 24th for $450
Ladies and gentlemen, the days of spending $600 for an Android Honeycomb tablet are nearly done -- on April 24th, the Acer Iconia Tab A500 will wash that price away with waves of brushed aluminum. Tha...
11:24 am EDT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Engadget ASUS releases Eee Pad Transformer source code, physical bits to come later
We're still sitting here playing with our Decepticon and Autobot toys, Jetfire and Starscream continuing their battle for airborne supremacy. It's how we entertain ourselves whilst waiting for ASUS to...
10:49 am EDT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo delayed to Q3, Arc and Play facing limited supply due to Japanese quake
There hasn't been much good news coming out of Japan lately and this sadly keeps up with the unhappy trend. Sony Ericsson has officially bumped the broad launch (it's already available in limited quan...
10:26 am EDT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Engadget Motorola's SocialTV app will turn your Xoom or Atrix into a communicative couch companion
Whether you look at stats or your own limitless experience, you know very well that humanity spends too much time staring at tubes, screens, and other unnatural visualizers. Motorola isn't really here...
09:44 am EDT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Engadget 3LiveShop woos you into phone contracts by touching your screen from the other side (video)
Feeling lonely? Got some Swedish kronor to burn? Now you can kill two birds with one stone thanks to Three's Scandinavian arm. Hold up, we're not talking about online dating here; but you coul...
08:57 am EDT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Engadget Nokia sucks at Photoshop
Oh man, is this the new version of Symbian? If so, it looks magical.[Thanks, Jaris]Continue reading Nokia sucks at PhotoshopNokia sucks at Photoshop originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 08 Apr ...
08:24 am EDT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Engadget Intel licensing Kno hardware for partners with manufacturing knohow
A month or so ago, we reported that Kno was looking for a way out of the tablet hardware business and intended to transition itself into a purely software-centric operation. Well, now Bloomberg and Al...
07:40 am EDT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Engadget PSP starts streaming Music Unlimited on April 14th
What started as loose-lipped tattle is now official: the PSP will get a taste of Sony's Music Unlimited streaming music service starting on April 14th. The service, tortuously entitled "Music Unlimite...
07:08 am EDT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Engadget Manual for Alienware M11x with Sandy Bridge confirms NVIDIA GT540M graphics
If the previous Alienware M11x R3 spec leak got you all giddy, then we have some good news for you: according to a manual dug up by one of our eagle-eyed readers, it appears that this year's M11x refr...
06:07 am EDT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Engadget Doom 2 gets ported to PocketBook 360 Plus e-reader (video)
Porting Doom to unexpected devices may be one of the oldest tricks in the game-porting book, but seeing it (or Doom 2, no less) run in a somewhat playable fashion on an e-reader is still a feat worth ...
04:52 am EDT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Engadget NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover stars in its very own photoshoot
NASA's already given us a glimpse at its Mars rover, courtesy of a USTREAM broadcast a few months back, but the crew over at BoingBoing has taken one small step for mankind by going even further in-de...
03:44 am EDT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile G2x shows up on eBay with $799 price tag, tests your bartering skills
We already knew that T-Mobile's dual-core G2x won't be arriving for another week, but it looks like some cheeky monkey managed to nab one early and promptly put it up on eBay. While the seller hasn't ...
03:44 am EDT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile G2x shows up on eBay with $799 price tag, tests your bartering skills (update: sold!)
We already knew that T-Mobile's dual-core G2x won't be arriving for another week, but it looks like some cheeky monkey managed to nab one early and promptly put it up on eBay. While the seller hasn't ...
02:33 am EDT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Engadget Ask Engadget: best wireless keyboard with built-in trackpad?
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 Calvin, who's presumably...
02:02 am EDT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Engadget Dell Panerai convertible tablet leaks at FCC, could be part of Inspiron Duo family?
Since the very first day we saw the Dell Inspiron Duo's crazy swiveling hinge in action, we knew we wanted a laptop that swung that way -- but the Inspiron Duo itself turned out to be a sluggish netve...
01:37 am EDT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Engadget Facebook's Open Compute Project shares plans for energy-efficient data center
We know, you've seen an awful lot of Zuckerberg and crew here lately, and the Facebook news just keeps rolling in. This time the social networking giant is doing some sharing of a different sort by of...
01:07 am EDT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Engadget Nu-Screen HD polishes your screen, doesn't moisturize your lips
If you've ever been concerned about fingerprint smudges compromising your smartphone's password, this might just be a viable solution. Nu-Screen, a company little known around these parts, has launch...
12:32 am EDT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Engadget HTC Droid Incredible 2 struts its stuff in leaked press shots? (Updated)
If you had any doubts about HTC's Incredible S making it to our shores, they're probably dissipating as we speak -- not only has the phone obtained Verizon's shiny red checkmark, it's now got the robo...
11:34 pm EDT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Engadget White Nexus S with AT&T bands hands-on! (video)
Well, what do we have here? Sure enough, it's that coveted white Nexus S with AT&T-compatible 3G that we mentioned yesterday, and we just got our dirty little paws on it thanks to a friendly t...
11:34 pm EDT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Engadget White Nexus S with AT&T 3G bands hands-on! (video)
Well, what do we have here? Sure enough, it's that coveted white Nexus S with AT&T-compatible 3G that we mentioned yesterday, and we just got our dirty little paws on it thanks to a friendly t...
11:02 pm EDT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Engadget Pandora mobile app found to be sending birth date, gender and location information to ad servers
We still haven't heard much more about that Federal Grand Jury investigation into Pandora and other mobile apps over privacy concerns, but an independent security firm has now gone ahead and taken mat...
10:28 pm EDT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Engadget FCC mandates data roaming after 3-2 vote, AT&T and Verizon aren't too happy about it
Good news for small cellular carriers, and bad news for big ones today -- the Federal Communications Commission has decided to mandate data roaming by a 3-2 vote. Simply put, major carriers like AT&am...
09:59 pm EDT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Engadget MyVoice app for iOS and Android enables the mute to talk (video)
Talking is something most of us take for granted, but a new app called MyVoice -- currently available for iOS and coming soon to Android -- is attempting to give the ability back to those who aren't a...
09:17 pm EDT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Podcast, live at 5.30PM ET!
It's time. And by "time," we mean "time to get the gears of the Engadget Podcast churning once again." Your hosts for tonight's festivities are Engadget's freshly inaugurated new Editor-in-Chief, Tim ...
09:09 pm EDT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Engadget Oscium's iMSO-104 turns iPad, iPhone into mixed signal oscilloscopes
We've seen oscilloscopes repurposed as clocks and MAME machines, but we hardly ever see the pendulum swing in the opposite direction. The iMSO-104, however, actually turns your iPad, iPhone, or iPod t...
08:46 pm EDT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Engadget Time Warner Cable takes Viacom to court over its TWCable TV iPad app; Viacom responds
While there's been a lot of talk about whether or not Time Warner has the right to include feeds of cable channels it carries in the new TWCable TV app, besides the company's voluntary removal of seve...
08:26 pm EDT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Engadget Toshiba intros Camileo P100 and B10 pocket camcorders, strays from tried-and-true pistol grip
The seasons come and go, but Toshiba's line of Camileo pocket camcorders tend to look the same, with their pistol grips and flip-out screens. But now, Tosh is getting ready to ship two new models in E...
07:51 pm EDT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry Bold Touch prototype photographed, leaves a good impression
Are video tutorials and leaked presentations still not enough to convince you of the BlackBerry Bold Touch's existence? Well, if not, you can thank BGR for getting its real live hands on an honest...
07:16 pm EDT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Engadget B&N accepting Nook Color app submissions, because you can never have too many app stores
The upcoming firmware update for the Nook Color is shaping up to be a hefty one for the e-reader-turned-Android tablet. Barnes & Noble has now announced that it's officially opening up the device ...
06:47 pm EDT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Engadget Britain's oldest working television goes up for auction
What's 75 years old, made of wood, and largely the result of some secret military radar research? The Marconiphone 702 television pictured above, which is believed to be the oldest working televis...
06:13 pm EDT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Engadget Microsoft releases Bing search app tailored specifically to the iPad
Are you finding the Bing iOS app not quite as tablet-optimized as it could be? Microsoft seems to agree with you, as it's just released a new version of Bing designed to make the most of the iPad'...
05:52 pm EDT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Engadget Droid X2 reappears in the wild, still indistinguishable from Droid X
You've seen it before and now you're seeing it again. The Droid X2 that Motorola seems unwilling to announce has made another unsanctioned appearance in the wild. It's still rocking Android 2.2 and th...
05:49 pm EDT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Engadget ASUS refreshes Lamborghini VX7 with Sandy Bridge, mercifully offers a black option
Just in time for Spring, ASUS has refreshed its Lamborghini VX7, a staple in the company's line of premium notebooks (and fugly smartphones) inspired by the storied Italian car maker. Available in ora...
05:26 pm EDT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Engadget Visualized: jousting on a Segway
Remember the olden days? When honor and valor were the only things that mattered and vast metallic armor suits were less of a laughing matter and more of a practical necessity? Neither do we, ...
05:04 pm EDT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Engadget Naked Florida man opens fire on SWAT bot with AK-47, no kidding
"Investigators say they've never dealt with a naked man attacking a robot before." So starts perhaps the most insane local news story we've ever heard. According to an ABC affiliate in Florida, a disg...
04:34 pm EDT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Engadget US Homeland Security Department planning to use Facebook, Twitter for terrorism alerts
It looks like we finally know what the US Department of Homeland Security plans to use instead of the now infamous color-coded terrorism alert system. According to a draft document obtained by the Ass...
04:13 pm EDT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Engadget Bluetrek Carbon headset hits the FCC, proves hard to damage but easy to disassemble
We've seen Bluetrek's Bluetooth headsets be twistable, touchable, skinny, and smart. Now they're going light -- and fancy. The Bluetrek Carbon has hit the FCC, showing off a carbon fiber boom (picture...
03:44 pm EDT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Engadget Atari's Greatest Hits collection brings 100 classic games to iOS devices
You still can't play them with an iCade cabinet just yet -- though that's coming, in June -- but Atari has now delivered quite a present to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners. The company has just rel...
03:17 pm EDT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Engadget eFun's Nextbook Next5, Next6 now available, likely not the next big tablets
As you might recall, we weren't exactly head over heels for eFun's new line of tablets when we got our hands on the things at CES. Well, we've yet to see much of the sluggish Next4, but both the Next5...
02:45 pm EDT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile's 4G Mobile Hotspot going on sale April 13?
Well, well. Android Central got a hold of a leaked document revealing that T-Mobile's 4G Mobile Hotspot, the first of its kind for the carrier, is slated to go on sale April 13th. We're inclined to be...
02:14 pm EDT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Engadget Location-aware album gives Washington DC dynamically modified soundtrack
Musical duo Bluebrain has taken the guesswork out of listening to music -- their latest album dictates where you can listen to it, what songs it plays, and when it plays them. Take that, playlists! Th...
01:43 pm EDT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile G2X priced at $200, coming April 15th online and April 20th in stores (update: Sidekick 4G date)
The official word has been spoken with regard the T-Mobile G2X. LG's dual-core, pure Android handset will be hitting T-Mo's online outlet on April 15th for $200, and the same price will also apply in ...
01:33 pm EDT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Engadget WatchESPN iOS app lets some people watch live sports wherever they want
Continuing the trend of tying streaming content to the ol' ball and chain that is your pricy cable subscription, ESPN announced the launch of the WatchESPN App for the iPhone and the iPod Touch, with ...
01:15 pm EDT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Engadget Novell's Mono tools let devs create .NET apps for Android devices
If app developers have a pattern of going after the iPhone first and Android second, well, the same is apparently true of the folks who write software for the code monkeys. Novell just announced Mono ...
12:36 pm EDT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Engadget Tobii PCEye brings hands-free control to any PC, can't see eye-to-eye with Macs
We were kind of shocked at just how well the Lenovo prototype laptop with Tobii eye tracking worked at CEBIT this year. It was, frankly, really good, and we're happy to say you no longer have to break...
12:36 pm EDT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Engadget Tobii PCEye brings hands-free control to any PC, can't see eye-to-eye with Macs (update)
We were kind of shocked at just how well the Lenovo prototype laptop with Tobii eye tracking worked at CEBIT this year. It was, frankly, really good, and we're happy to say you no longer have to break...
11:59 am EDT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Engadget Google adding touchscreen-friendly tweaks to Chrome OS, still has tablets on its mind
When a tablet version of Chrome OS was teased back in February of last year, we found it a legitimately exciting proposition. Now that we have Android's Honeycomb iteration designed specifically for s...
11:18 am EDT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Engadget Polaris produces 9300xi Sport poolbot, does your underwater scum sucking for you
Has your cabana boy, Sergio, been shirking his aquatic responsibilities, sipping Mai Tais and tanning instead of skimming leaves? Well, pool possessors, it may be time to fire the laggard and repl...
10:40 am EDT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Engadget Gartner: Android grabbing over 38 percent of smartphone market in 2011 on Symbian's demise
We like, ok, love poking fun at analysts' long term forecasts given the volatility of the smartphone market. Nobody, neither Gartner nor IDC, predicted the meteoric rise of Android and iOS, thus makin...
10:18 am EDT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Engadget Samsung refutes talk of Galaxy S II delays, promises April launch in at least some places
So yesterday we learned that Samsung's planning to speed up the dual-core Exynos processor inside its Galaxy S II to 1.2GHz, but there was also word that the handset may suffer a setback in terms of r...
09:37 am EDT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Engadget Gingerbread update for Samsung Galaxy S to start rolling out in mid-April
Official word from Samsung's Finnish site informs us that local owners of its Galaxy S smartphone will be receiving their Gingerbread fix around the middle of this month. Less direct, but still pretty...
08:48 am EDT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Engadget Our annual data consumption estimated at 9.57 zettabytes or 9,570,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes
The internet is a mighty big place that's only growing larger each day. That makes it a perfectly unwieldy thing to measure, but the traffic it generates has nonetheless been subjected to a rigorous e...
08:08 am EDT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Engadget ZodTTD makes PSX4Droid 3.0 free, claims Google booted him from Android Market
It's been one week since Google pulled the PSX4Droid emulator from the Android Market without warning, and today its lead developer has decided to take a stand -- ZodTTD's made a new version of the ap...
07:20 am EDT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Engadget Nexus S with AT&T bands available in white for $600, headed to Fido and Rogers
It's been a long time in coming, but it looks like Google and Samsung's love child, the Nexus S -- a favorite around these parts -- is finally available with AT&T's 850 and 1900 MHz 3G bands from ...
06:41 am EDT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Engadget HTC's market capitalization reaches $33.8b, overshadows Nokia and RIM
Nokia once said that going with Android was like "peeing in your pants" for temporary warmth. Well, even if that warmth doesn't last forever, it has now helped one of its upstart competitors, HTC, to ...
06:10 am EDT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Engadget PogoPlug Video and Buffalo CloudStor now shipping, streaming your stuff all over the place
Yes, you've seen these guys before, and now the latest PogoPlug offspring are ready to ship. Both PogoPlug Video and its storage-sporting cousin, the Buffalo CloudStor, put their own unique twist on t...
05:16 am EDT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Engadget Telus recruits Leonard Nimoy to help you improve your Facebook status
Sharp has George Takei to tell you about the fourth pixel it can't show you, and now Telus has hired none other than Leonard Nimoy to help out with another difficult task: improving your Facebook stat...
04:14 am EDT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Engadget Toyota sells one million Prii in US alone
Thank you Toyota, for teaching us the plural of Prius, because somehow, "Toyota sells one million Priuples" just doesn't jive. That's right, the Japanese automaker announced Wednesday that it has offi...
03:14 am EDT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Engadget Acer unveils svelte and spiffy Aspire Z5761 all-in-one, on sale in May
Yes, laptops and tablets are all the rage these days, but there's still quite a few of us who enjoy the expansive screen real estate of their sedentary computing brethren. That's why Acer's unleashed ...
02:13 am EDT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Engadget Android chief Andy Rubin tackles open source qualms, says Honeycomb isn't 'one size fits all'
Google got a lot of flak for withholding the Android 3.0 source code, and plenty more when Businessweek sources claimed the company had set aside its open stance to dictate from a throne, but today th...
01:32 am EDT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Engadget Google creating YouTube 'channels', spending $100 million on original content?
You can do quite a lot with a sufficiently large catalog of semi-popular footage, but original content is king, and today the Wall Street Journal is reporting that YouTube will sink $100 million into ...
12:43 am EDT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Engadget Commodore USA puts the new C64 up for pre-sales, unveils far-less-retrotastic VIC-Slim
Now that Commodore USA has sufficiently piqued your curiosity with a revamped Commodore 64 prototype, it's ready to capitalize on the idea. Quite literally, we might add. $595 buys you the basic basic...
12:04 am EDT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Engadget MSI spits out four more Sandy Bridge laptops, including tasteful-looking F Series gaming rigs
If it seems like MSI is dropping a lot of laptops this week, you're not imagining things. The company just announced the FX620DX and FX420 gaming rigs and two mainstream notebooks, the FR720 and FX720...
11:21 pm EDT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Engadget Disney World's Haunted Mansion gets interactive upgrade, digital spooks (video)
It may not be as scary as Walt Disney World's Hall of Presidents, but the Florida theme park's Haunted Mansion just got a ghostly upgrade. The ride's grand finale, which previously positioned hitchhik...
10:41 pm EDT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Engadget Geminoids meet their human doppelgangers for a photo op you'll never forget (video)
Three of the well-dressed individuals above are humans (at least they say they are). The other three are Geminoids -- lifelike robots created by professors Hiroshi Ishiguro and Henrik Scharfe in their...
09:57 pm EDT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Engadget Survey says AT&T drops more calls than Verizon, these bar charts don't lie
Wondering which carrier you should buy your iPhone on? There's a survey for that. ChangeWave Research has released the results of a poll that hit 4,068 users distributed across Verizon, AT&T, ...
09:37 pm EDT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Engadget Sprint launches Novatel MiFi 3G 4G mobile hotspot
This one's been floating around since way back in December, but Novatel's new 3G / 4G MiFi has is now finally available from Sprint -- albeit only via direct ship, Sprint retail channels will get it o...
09:04 pm EDT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Engadget Dell Streak 10 to launch mid-June with Honeycomb, possible name change in the works
Dell's Windows 7 Rosemount tablet may not make it to the beach with you this summer, but that doesn't mean the company won't have an Android alternative when it's time to start applying sunblock. Acco...
08:33 pm EDT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Engadget Samsung confirms WiFi-only Galaxy Tab availability: April 10th, $350
We've already seen it turn up on a few retail sites, but Samsung has now finally officially confirmed the launch details for its WiFi-only Galaxy Tab. It will be available online and at retail stores ...
08:07 pm EDT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Engadget Toshiba's Satellite L Series continues its world tour, adds 2D-to-3D conversion
Back at CES, Toshiba unveiled a batch of low-cost Satellite L Series laptops in the US, and now it's taking its show on the road, with new models on tap for Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. These ...
07:35 pm EDT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Engadget Elderly Georgian lady disconnects Armenian internet for half a day... by accident
A 75-year old lady from Georgia (the country, not the state) has perpetrated an impressive feat of international sabotage in what seems to have been an accident of extremely bad luck. While foraging f...
07:02 pm EDT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Podcast returns... tomorrow at 5PM ET!
The Engadget Podcast. What is it? Is it a living, breathing thing? Is it something that has to be seen to be believed? Is it more than just an hour-long stream of aural intensity, finely h...
06:33 pm EDT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Engadget Dell to trial mushroom-based packaging on servers, hugs IT hippies
We've already seen Dell embracing the bamboo woods to package its products, so what's next for Round Rock's green fingers? Mushrooms, apparently. Unveiled at the Fortune Brainstorm Green conferenc...
05:59 pm EDT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Engadget Survey says AT&T drops more calls than Verizon, these bar charts don't lie
Wondering which carrier you should buy your iPhone on? There's a survey for that. ChangeWave Research has released the results of a poll that hit 4,068 users distributed across Verizon, AT&T, ...
05:28 pm EDT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Engadget DARPA BOLT initiative wants real-time spoken translation, Douglas Adams' ghost says it's about time
Thanks to online tools like Google Translate we're now able to communicate with people in nearly any language -- maybe not perfectly, but well enough to get the general idea across, and livened up by ...
04:32 pm EDT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Engadget Acer releases third-gen Aspire Timeline X laptops with Sandy Bridge, but only in Taiwan for now
If you've been waiting for Sandy Bridge to land on Acer's Timeline X laptops, then today's your day. Well, it depends, as these new machines are only available in Taiwan for the time being. Just a few...
04:04 pm EDT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Engadget Sprint EVO View 4G tablet to launch with Honeycomb, Flyer can't be far behind (update: maybe not)
If you want a 7-inch, 1024 x 600 tablet with 1.5GHz and dual cameras, you want an HTC Flyer. If, however, you want that with WiMAX data and a talk show name, you'll want Sprint's special flavor, the E...
03:24 pm EDT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S II gets upgraded to 1.2GHz, delayed until May or June?
Well, it looks like there's some good news and some bad news for those holding out for a Samsung Galaxy S II. GSM Arena is reporting that Samsung has decided to upgrade the phone's dual-core processor...
03:00 pm EDT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Engadget Samsung's 3D TV experience is getting cheaper: two pairs of glasses packed in, $50 for extras
As the battle between active and passive 3D glasses display technology heats up, Samsung has responded by announcing its cheapest pair of active shutter 3D glasses will cost $50 (previously $130) begi...
02:41 pm EDT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Engadget Bacteria's disciple improves upon technique, crafts N64 handheld capable of GoldenEye split-screen
This isn't the smallest portable Nintendo 64 we've seen, nor the most elegant, creative or complete -- in fact, it's pretty much a straight clone of Bacteria's iNto64, but with a spiffier paint job an...
02:19 pm EDT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Engadget HTC Desire solves dodecahedron Rubik's Cube, will blow your mind (video)
If this image doesn't have you completely dumbfounded, scroll down and watch the video. Sufficiently awestruck? Good. Now, for a little background on exactly how someone got a pile of Legos and a ...
01:54 pm EDT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Engadget Elgato updates EyeTV iOS app, does the AirPlay dance
If you've been longing to use your EyeTV HD to sling content from your AirPlay-enabled iOS device to your designated Apple TV 2 setup, listen up. Elgato has pushed an updated version of the EyeTV iOS ...
01:29 pm EDT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Engadget da Vinci Robot pwns Operation, deems our childhoods forlorn (video)
What happens when a robot with immaculate dexterity comes to grips with a notorious board game from our childhood? Just ask Johns Hopkins University students, who successfully removed the wish bon...
01:03 pm EDT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Engadget Intel rolls out 10-core, 20-threaded Xeon E7s, shows everyone who's boss
Someone deep down in Intel's development dungeons must be laughing a haughty laugh of disdain at us mere mortals getting excited about dual-cores in smartphones. The old Chipzilla has just turned out ...
12:42 pm EDT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Engadget Dish Network wins Blockbuster auction for $228 million in cash
The question of what's next for Blockbuster has been partially answered, now that Dish Network has announced its $320 million bid was enough to win a bankruptcy court auction for the rental giant's re...
12:02 pm EDT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Engadget Sanyo Eneloop Mobile Booster provides $79 of USB power-suck
What was a Japanese-only device has finally made it to the US shores. Sanyo's Eneloop Mobile Booster (aka, KBC-L2) battery supplies 5V 500mA of juice to a pair of simultaneously connected USB devices ...
11:22 am EDT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Engadget Microsoft and Toyota to partner on smarter charging systems for EVs?
Today at 3:00pm EST Microsoft and Toyota are holding a little webcast and, while they're staying mum on just what the topic of discussion will be, we're hearing they've been having some heart-to-heart...
11:22 am EDT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Engadget Microsoft and Toyota to partner on smarter charging systems for EVs (update: yes)
Today at 3:00pm EST Microsoft and Toyota are holding a little webcast and, while they're staying mum on just what the topic of discussion will be, we're hearing they've been having some heart-to-heart...
10:53 am EDT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Engadget Ubisoft's Battle Tag lands at the FCC, we're already out of breath
Remember when we just about passed out from exhaustion following a rather short demo of Ubisoft's nouveau laser tag setup? Well, judging from its appearance over at the FCC, it looks like the RFID...
10:12 am EDT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Engadget HTC Pyramid to launch on April 12th under the name of HTC Sensation?
When HTC extended an invitation our way to come "see what's next" on April 12th in London, plenty of you were already guessing that its long-rumored 1.2GHz Pyramid device would seize that opportunity ...
09:17 am EDT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Engadget Liquid-cooled Wii takes console mods to a ridiculous extreme
There are console mods and there are console mods... and then there's this -- a completely custom Nintendo Wii built from steel and cooled by two liquid-filled containers that would look more at home ...
08:31 am EDT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Engadget Isis NFC payment system gets its first market in Salt Lake City, Utah, launches in 2012
Like 3D on high-end HDTVs, NFC-based payment systems seem set to invade our mobile lives whether we like them or not. Isis, a collaborative venture between AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon and a bunch of b...
07:41 am EDT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Engadget Apple granted patent for a 'reduced size multi-pin connector,' namedrops USB 3.0 and DisplayPort
Apple has just collected the US Patent Office's approval to add another to its vast hoard of patents. This one, numero 7,918,689 in the USPTO annals, describes a multi-pin male plug connector and a co...
07:10 am EDT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Engadget Nikon Coolpix P500 reviewed, zooms to infinity but not beyond
It's been more than a year since the Coolpix P100 hit the review panels, and now it's time for the new kid on the block to step up. The fine folks over at Photography Blog seem to find that the P500 p...
06:13 am EDT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Engadget HP's keyboard-less webOS phone and Verizon Pre 3 leaked?
Our good friends over at PreCentral have just received a couple of juicy scoops, even for this time of the day. According to their proven tipster, what we're looking at here is an upcoming webOS phone...
05:57 am EDT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Engadget NASA makes longer, straighter piezoelectric nanowires in microgravity, no flat iron needed
Piezoelectric nanowires are the stuff that make power-generating pants a possibility, and that prodigious potential has drawn the attention of NASA. You see, self-powered spacesuits are awfully attrac...
04:42 am EDT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Engadget Nokia E7 now shipping from Amazon for $649
Well look here! You can have your cake and eat it too -- and by cake we mean that landscape QWERTY smartphone known as the Nokia E7. The latest and greatest (?) Communicator has caught up with its...
03:59 am EDT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Engadget Mozilla shames developers with list of slow performing Firefox add-ons
We know how Mozilla must feel. It spends every waking hour tweaking and perfecting Firefox to eek out as much performance as possible, only to see it all ruined by lousy add-ons that weigh the browser...
02:33 am EDT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Engadget GoPano Micro brings 360-degree video recording to the iPhone 4 (video)
We've seen still photos shot in the round, but wouldn't it be nice to snag some panoramic moving pictures every once in a while too? Well, the folks at EyeSee360 certainly think so, which is why t...
01:03 am EDT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Engadget Toshiba shows off 2011 HDTVs with the most local dimming LEDs, facial recognition, 3D and more
Toshiba's focus at CES was glasses free 3D displays, but it highlighted more conventional HDTVs today at an event in Rome. Its new TVs and laptops all tie in to Toshiba Places, which sorts out access ...
12:28 am EDT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Engadget Keyport ships Mini-LED, offers Slide in four splendiferous new hues
It ain't a mind-bending concept, but the Keyport Slide solves a problem that far too many humans have. Put simply, this multi-key tool allows users to store both key imprints and digital files in a si...
11:46 pm EDT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Engadget Kinect hack turns tourists into 3D souvenirs (video)
As souvenirs go, a miniature replica of yourself -- striking a pose of your choosing on Barcelona's La Rambla street -- is a far sight more original than a bullfights-and-senoritas snow globe. This pa...
11:05 pm EDT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Engadget Motorola NYXboard surfaces from the dead, XBMC reclaims it
Seven months ago, Motorola unveiled a dual-sided, QWERTY-laden TV remote control: the NYXboard. It was never heard from again. Today, we've learned why -- the open-source community will be selling a v...
11:05 pm EDT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Engadget Motorola NYXboard surfaces from the dead, XBMC reclaims it (update)
Seven months ago, Motorola unveiled a dual-sided, QWERTY-laden TV remote control: the NYXboard. It was never heard from again. Today, we've learned why -- the open-source community will be selling a v...
10:19 pm EDT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Engadget President Obama to appear at Facebook HQ for Town Hall meeting
Looks like President Obama and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg just can't get enough of each other. Just two months after his tech industry schmooze fest, the White House has announced the Commander ...
09:44 pm EDT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Engadget Richard Branson launches Virgin Oceanic to explore the ocean's depths
Sir Richard Branson may have already branded his Necker Nymph aero submarine with the "Virgin Oceanic" moniker, but he's now finally taken things to the next logical (and ambitious) step. He's just an...
09:13 pm EDT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Engadget RFID-enabled vending machine ditches coinage, gets Mario Bros. tone (video)
A Twitter-enabled kitty door it is not, but this RFID-equipped soda machine is by far one of the most practical DIY projects we've seen in sometime. A Canadian tinkerer picked up this pop pusher a few...
08:44 pm EDT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Engadget Apple releases iAd Gallery app: all ads, all the time
Tired of apps always getting in the way of your ads? There's an app for that.Apple releases iAd Gallery app: all ads, all the time originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 05 Apr 2011 16:44:00 EDT....
08:28 pm EDT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Engadget Fiat will lose $10,000 on every 500 EV it sells, still intends to bring it to US in 2012
Any new technology generally costs an arm, a leg, and a bit of your sanity to adopt early, but that's a luxury that the well settled auto market cannot afford. In light of its elastic economics, car m...
08:07 pm EDT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Engadget SpaceX reveals plans for world's most powerful rocket, the Falcon Heavy
SpaceX promised something big, and it's now delivered. The company today revealed its plans for the Falcon Heavy, which promises to be the "world's most powerful rocket." Just how powerful is that?...
06:59 pm EDT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Engadget Panasonic rolls out new apps for its 2011 Viera Connect TVs, we go hands-on (video)
We knew Panasonic was going to unleash a slew of new apps for its Viera Connect televisions, and now it looks like they're finally ready to hit the ground running -- for its 2011 models, anyway. Back ...
06:29 pm EDT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Engadget REETI: the media center PC that's also a robot
Disappointed by the lack of companionship offered by your current media center PC? Then you might be interested in this so-called REETI unit developed by France's Robopec. You see, not only is it ...
05:54 pm EDT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Engadget App review: SPB Shell 3D for Android
As we all know, the beauty of Android stems from the fact that you get a wide variety of choices when it comes to devices and interface, though the latter can sometimes be a double-edged sword. Luckil...
05:36 pm EDT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Engadget Google's new cloud-based Android Music app leaks out
Wondering what Google's answer to Amazon's cloud music player for Android will look like? Then it would seem you now have your answer --the Tech From 10 website somehow managed to receive a develo...
05:14 pm EDT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Engadget Martin Jetpack flies again, sees IPO on horizon but no commercial sales yet (video)
We were all aflutter this time last year when it was announced that the Martin Jetpack was finally available commercially and would be heading out to eager buyers in exchange for $86,000. Regrettably,...
04:46 pm EDT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Engadget Nokia announces Symbian smartphone event for April 12
It looks like Nokia is planning a little get together in London next Tuesday. That is, at least according to the invite posted at Mad For Tech -- and verified ourselves, after a quick call to the comp...
04:23 pm EDT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Engadget App gives HTC Thunderbolt an LTE on off switch
Looking to save a bit of battery life on your Thunderbolt by dialing down those crazy LTE speeds from time to time? Then you now have a relatively easy way to do so courtesy of the new LTE OnOff a...
03:53 pm EDT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Engadget Facebook planning facial recognition for picture uploads?
It is indeed less earth-shattering than that alleged (and, it turns out, false) Google app we heard about a few days back, but one of our loyal readers has stumbled across what appears to be an up-and...
03:53 pm EDT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Engadget Facebook planning facial recognition for picture uploads? (update: yes!)
It is indeed less earth-shattering than that alleged (and, it turns out, false) Google app we heard about a few days back, but one of our loyal readers has stumbled across what appears to be an up-and...
03:25 pm EDT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Engadget KR1 DIY guitar synth makes its debut at Castle Frightenstein
We've seen a few Zoybar-based behemoths since we were hepped to the modular guitar platform way back in '08, but few have caught our fancy like Kevin Rupp's KR1. Featuring a Korg Kaossilator synth, bo...
02:47 pm EDT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Engadget iPod touch prototype with capacitive home button leaked?
Ah, would you look at that. Earlier this year there were rumors about Apple ditching the physical home button on upcoming iOS devices, and now we have what appears to be a new iPod touch prototype mat...
02:19 pm EDT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Engadget Silverlight coming to Xbox, bringing WP7 games along with it?
Silverlight started as just a humble Flash competitor and now, well, it's all grown up. Almost, anyway. It's a fundamental part of the Windows Phone 7 ecosphere and word on the street is that it's abo...
01:50 pm EDT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Engadget Nook matches Kindle by bundling free web access to NYTimes.com with digital edition sub
Adhering to strict alphabetical order, where Amazon leads, Barnes & Noble follows. The Kindle was last week announced to include access beyond the New York Times' freshly erected online paywall as...
01:24 pm EDT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Engadget AT&T bumps early-upgrade prices for all smartphones, reminds that patience is a virtue
The two year contract is a blessing and a curse, but looking at these updated prices from AT&T we're thinking those upgrading early and doing so to a one year contract are quite simply doomed. AT&...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Engadget Altec Lansing's Octiv 650 iPhone iPod speaker dock does video out, brings new meaning to Mood lighting
It ain't drastically different than Altec's iDevice speaker docks from earlier in the year, but if you're looking for a living room peripheral that'll output video from your iPod touch or iPhone, the ...
12:41 pm EDT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Engadget Softbank's CEO donating 10 billion to Japan's quake-affected region
Softbank already stepped up to the plate by offering gratis handsets to earthquake orphans following the horrific events that transpired last month, but now the outfit's CEO is doing one better. ¥...
12:21 pm EDT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Engadget BlueStacks offering Android virtualization within Windows, harmony for one and all
It'd be too easy to simply describe BlueStack's suddenly titillating software as Android's Parallels for Windows, but really -- why try to complicate things? Currently available only in test form,...
12:00 pm EDT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Engadget Seagate starts shipping pencil-thin $99 GoFlex Slim hard drive
Remember that 9mm 2.5-inch GoFlex external HDD that Seagate teased us with back at CES? You're looking at it. The company has just gone official with the newly christened GoFlex Slim, a performanc...
11:32 am EDT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Engadget Sony's Bloggie Duo HD camcorder ships this week for $170
Sony's been mum on its Bloggie Duo HD for the better part of this year, teasing it once at CES and then crossing its fingers that we'd all come searching for it in Q2. Thankfully for those with chroni...
11:04 am EDT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Engadget Dell's 10-inch Windows 7 tablet staying hidden until fall
Dell's Rosemount tablet is similar to the HP Slate in that it's a 10-inch, business-centric Windows 7 tablet whose launch has been bumped back further than originally expected. To be clear, this isn't...
10:33 am EDT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Engadget GoPro ships $99 3D Hero expansion kit, acquires CineForm in its spare time
Remember that 3D Hero expansion kit we ogled back at CES? How would you forget is likely the superior question. At any rate, GoPro has just announced the general availability of that very module, ...
10:02 am EDT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Engadget Thinkflood intros RedEye Pro networked home automation controller
Talk about slamming down on the left of the wheel. Quite frankly, we haven't seen a veering this drastic since ZeeVee decided to shelve its consumer plans in favor of more professionally oriented ware...
09:40 am EDT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Engadget AMO Arm pneumatic prosthetic does mind-control on the cheap
We're no strangers to amputees moving stuff with their minds -- for that matter, a thought-controlled prosthetic isn't really new to us, either -- but the pneumatic arm you see here isn't like other i...
09:02 am EDT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Engadget Just say no: Apple and Intel stop using conflict minerals
While the US government hasn't issued an outright ban against the use of 'conflict minerals' coming from the Congo, it has passed a law that will require companies who use them to tell all of us when ...
08:21 am EDT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Engadget Alienware's M14x revealed: classic middle-child overachiever, none of the simmering sibling resentment
First, Alienware's M17x got a bit of spit and polish with a new Sandy Bridge CPU and a 3D display, then the M11x got Intel's speedy new silicon too. Now, the middle alien child appears to have gotten ...
07:35 am EDT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Engadget Xbox Development Kit arrives with 'significantly reduced price,' Sidecar attachment
What's this, you ask? The next generation of Xbox 360 development, that's what. With a shockingly small amount of fanfare, Microsoft has ushered in a striking new Xbox Development Kit, which is pu...
07:09 am EDT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Engadget Texas Instruments to acquire National Semiconductor for $6.5 billion in cash money
As the saying goes, everything's bigger in Texas, and that includes Texas Instruments' (TI) share of the semiconductor market. The Dallas-based firm announced today that it will pay $6.5 billion for N...
06:47 am EDT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Engadget Radeon HD 6790 sneaks in at under $150, leaves reviewers wanting more for the money
As sure as snow in winter or sun in summer, AMD has yet another refresh to its graphics card portfolio this spring. The Radeon HD 6790 is only a couple of misplaced digits away from the far more illus...
06:15 am EDT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Engadget AMD ships 32nm quad-core Llano APU, expects systems 'later this quarter'
Whoa, Nelly! AMD, a company that has struggled to nail its ship dates in years past, has just pulled the ultimate 180. If you'll recall, we heard last month that its quad-core Llano APU was on track f...
05:30 am EDT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Engadget Cisco goes minimalistic with new Linksys E-Series routers and switches
If you dig the stylish look on the Linksys E4200 802.11n router but prefer something more wallet-friendly, then Cisco's latest range of home routers and switches will likely suit your taste. Gone are ...
05:01 am EDT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Engadget Nokia T7-00 surfaces again, looks like N8 redux
This isn't our first encounter with the Nokia T7-00, but this time around we're getting a whole bunch more info thanks to some detailed pics leaked by PCPop. In a nutshell, the T7-00 appears to be a d...
04:00 am EDT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Engadget Nikon D5100 and ME-1 external mic coming April 21st, we go hands-on (video)
Okay, so Nikon kind of spoiled the surprise with this one, but we can now enlighten you with the full details of its upcoming midrange (or "advanced beginner" as Nikon calls it) DSLR refresh. The D510...
02:56 am EDT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Engadget Federal prosecutors investigating Pandora, other smartphone apps over privacy concerns
Apps collecting users' information without their knowledge may not be anything new, but it's not everyday we see things rise to the level of Federal Grand Jury investigation. That happened today, howe...
01:51 am EDT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Engadget China's dead affected by iPad 2 shortages of a different sort
In life as in death, it seems, getting your hands on an iPad 2 is no easy feat. Reuters is reporting today that paper replicas of the tablet are selling out in parts of Asia, as revelers prepare to se...
12:48 am EDT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Engadget Lensbaby tempts the serious crowd with Composer Pro lens peripheral
We've been big fans of Lensbaby for quite some time, but up until now, its wares weren't exactly ideal for the professional crowd. It seems that the company's angling to change that with its latest re...
11:58 pm EDT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Engadget Nicholas Callaway shifts paper-based empire to app, prays the publishing gods approve
If you've found yourself even mildly obsessed with style, art or design over the past score, there's a better-than-average chance you've got a Nicholas Callaway book on your coffee table. And it'll so...
11:04 pm EDT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Engadget Nikon D5100 DSLR surfaces with 16.2 megapixel sensor, 1080p video recording
Been waiting for a new Nikon DSLR to slide in under that magical $1,000 mark? Then we've got some good news for you, as Digital Home Thoughts has now let slip some official details and pictures of...
10:19 pm EDT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Engadget Sprint says its NFC-based payment service will launch this year, beat other carriers to the cash register
AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon may have all lined up to support the so-called Isis mobile payment system for cellphones, but Sprint has decided to go it alone for various reasons, and it's now saying ...
09:56 pm EDT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Engadget MPAA sues Zediva for streaming DVDs, no one is surprised
We told you to get through that 10 pack of rentals quickly didn't we? As pretty much anyone could have predicted, the Motion Picture Association of America (in case you've forgotten, that's these ...
09:32 pm EDT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Engadget Verizon and MetroPCS objections to FCC net neutrality rules dismissed in case of premature litigation
The FCC wants to put new rules in place ensuring access to the web is, like justice, blind to where a person is coming from and indifferent to where on the web he is going to. Verizon's first reaction...
09:13 pm EDT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Engadget Researchers find graphene transistors cool themselves, silicon counterparts seethe with envy
We've seen graphene promise some pretty slick tricks already: budget-minded bendable batteries, superior stain resistance, and upping ultracapacitors' energy density. We can now add self-cooling trans...
08:47 pm EDT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry Bold Touch previewed in leaked tutorials: prepare to pinch-to-zoom (updated)
A slew of leaked video tutorials for upcoming BlackBerry devices is finally giving us a glimpse into what RIM has in store to keep its diehard fans from ditching the platform. Among some more video of...
08:19 pm EDT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Engadget Twitter finally gets a legitimate search function, lets you filter tweets using smiley faces
Like Google's web search, Twitter started off life doing one single thing and doing it very well. And, just like Google, it's kept adding subtle little enhancements along its way to becoming a mature ...
08:00 pm EDT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Engadget Hello, again
An unfamiliar face I'm not, but you'll be hearing a lot more from myself and Mr. Tim Stevens in the months to come. I've been around these parts since the summer of 2006 -- barely two years after the ...
07:39 pm EDT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Engadget AT&T and Verizon join National Clear Fleet Program, thumb their noses at petrol
Thought the Prez was just kidding about those alternative fuel initiatives? Think again. Just hours after stating that the US government fleet would be 100 percent alternative fuel, hybrid, or ele...
07:18 pm EDT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Engadget Toshiba's P770 and P775 3D Satellite laptops do 120Hz on the go
Toshiba's 3D monocle may have been a joke, but what you're looking at above is not. It's one of the latest additions to its 3D Satellite lineup, now growing to include the P770 and P775 3D. Both inclu...
06:53 pm EDT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Engadget Kyocera Katsura 'gaming tablet' blurs for the camera
This one's about as mysterious as you'd expect from the image above but, according to Android Community, that black slab you see is Kyocera's new Katsura "gaming tablet." Not many other details at the...
06:02 pm EDT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Engadget PlayStation websites, PSN suffer outage: Anonymous claims responsibility, Sony claims 'sporadic maintenance'
Been having trouble with the PlayStation Network or any Sony website today? You're not alone. A widespread outage that started in Europe last night has now spread to North America, and none other ...
05:41 pm EDT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Engadget ASUS claims Transformer is better than a generic tablet, is probably right
ASUS, you naughty tablet maker, you. Not content with giving your Eee Pad Transformer its own sitcom, you're now coming at the US with an aggressive price and some rather eye-catching promo material t...
05:15 pm EDT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Engadget Viewsonic ViewBook 730 7-inch Android tablet hits the FCC, gets the full teardown treatment
It isn't the ViewPad 7 and it sure doesn't look like this seven-inch wild child either, so what you're looking at is another entry from Viewsonic, the e-reader focused ViewBook 730. It's a seven-inch ...
04:50 pm EDT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Engadget Google bids $900 million for Nortel patent portfolio, will use it as shield against patent trolls
Google and Nortel have agreed on the princely sum of $900 million to start off a "stalking horse" auction -- wherein outside parties are still free to outdo Google's bid -- for the acquisition of Nort...
04:50 pm EDT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Engadget Google bids $900 million for Nortel patent portfolio, will use it as shield against patent trolls (update)
Google and Nortel have agreed on the princely sum of $900 million to start off a "stalking horse" auction -- wherein outside parties are still free to outdo Google's bid -- for the acquisition of Nort...
04:00 pm EDT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Engadget Welcome to Engadget
Hello, and welcome to Engadget. I'll be your new host, Tim Stevens, taking over as Editor-in-Chief and leading you through this wonderful land of technology and innovation... maybe checking out a coup...
03:38 pm EDT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Engadget Vizio Theater 3D HDTVs show up on Amazon, confirm rumored pricing
The 32- and 42-inch versions of Vizio's E3D series HDTVs are now listed for preorder on Amazon at $499 and $699 just as our tipster indicated. The E3D320VX and E3D420VX are currently expected to ship ...
03:16 pm EDT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Engadget Bionic eye closer to human trials with invention of implantable microchip
We've had our eye -- so to speak -- on Bionic Vision Australia (BVA) for sometime, and with the invention of a new implantable microchip it's coming ever closer to getting the bionic eye working on re...
02:54 pm EDT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Engadget Brooklyn Motorized looks to bring classic styling to new-age electric motorcycles
One of the most beautiful things about motorcycles is that their styling is rather less restrained than your average automobile. Bikes have covered just about every shape and size, largely ignoring cr...
02:29 pm EDT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Engadget Commodore USA's all new C64 finds a friend in Tron on the road to availability
Been a bit skeptical of Commodore USA's promise to bring back the venerable Commodore 64 with some up-to-date PC specs? We can't blame you, but the company is now finally working to change some mi...
02:04 pm EDT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Engadget SpaceX teases 'something big,' suggests we check back April 5th (video)
Okay, okay, so the last time a company teased "something big," they were exaggerating a tad, but this video here comes from SpaceX, maker of giant rockets. So when the only commercial organization tha...
01:38 pm EDT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Engadget Evoluce releases Kinect-based 'Win & I' gesture interface for Windows 7
We've already seen Evoluce toy around with using a Kinect to control Windows, but it's now taken things one step further with its new "Win & I" software, which promises to let anyone do the same w...
01:12 pm EDT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Engadget Refactr turns whiteboard into giant 3DS AR card, proves bigger is better (video)
If you haven't already seen our demo of the 3DS' rather impressive bag of augmented reality tricks, then let us take this opportunity to show you -- once again -- why we're excited about the thing's A...
12:45 pm EDT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Engadget Larry Page takes over as Google CEO today, ready to show Tim Cook how it's done
The Page-machine, the Larry-meister, the chief of all Google execs. As announced in late January, Google's top decision-making position is today changing hands from the trusty grip of Eric Schmidt to ...
12:08 pm EDT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Engadget webOS VP flies the coop, joins Numenta as marketing guru for imminent product launch
You probably don't know who Joe Hayashi is -- well, unless you skimmed his bio immediately above -- but he just departed one company that you might care about, and went to another one. Hayashi was VP ...
11:27 am EDT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Engadget Panasonic's first rewriteable 100GB BD-RE XL discs launch later this month
For those stuck between the flexibility of HDD storage and the archiving ease of BDXLs Panasonic is finally ready to bridge the gap with its new triple layer BD-RE XL discs, set to arrive April 15th i...
10:46 am EDT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Engadget Blaze's U-Move controls your Wii, makes you jog to play effectively (video)
Now that your Wii Balance Board is safely tucked underneath the couch and you've long ago discovered that every standard Nintendo title can be played with the flick of a wrist, you might be wondering ...
10:15 am EDT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Engadget Visualized: 1,235 potential alien planets
The tiny black dots set against their glowing host stars above represent 1,235 potential alien planets discovered by NASA's Kepler mission. With any luck, at least one of them has never heard of Justi...
09:25 am EDT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Engadget Sony's Howard Stringer confirms Honeycomb tablet in US by summer (update)
Ready for a taste of a sweet Honeycomb tablet with a Sony twist? You'd better be -- Japan's Nikkei is quoting Sony chief executive, Sir Howard Stringer, saying that the company's first Android 3.0...
08:05 am EDT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Engadget Acer's 7-inch Iconia Tab A100 priced at 300 in UK, launching April 20th
Boy oh boy, these Taiwanese companies are seriously gunning to take the bottom out of the Honeycomb tablet market. After we saw ASUS stride forward with very competitive pricing on its 10-inch Eee Pad...
07:26 am EDT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Engadget Kinect used to make teleconferencing actually kind of cool (video)
No matter how hard Skype and others try to convince us otherwise, we still do most of our web communications via text or, if entirely unavoidable, by voice. Maybe we're ludittes or maybe video calling...
06:27 am EDT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide gets PC-assisted Froyo update
Gingerbread may not be a very likely option, but T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide users can now get a dessert of another sort (albeit a slightly stale one), as the phone has finally received an update to And...
05:45 am EDT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Engadget redsn0w untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3.1 released for Windows and OS X, lacks iPad 2 support
If you've been waiting for a nice, easy jailbreak solution for iOS 4.3.1, then today's your lucky day: Dev-Team's just released redsn0w 0.9.6rc9 for both Windows and OS X, allowing us mere mortals to ...
04:51 am EDT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Engadget Next-gen iPod nano chassis leaked with camera?
Here's yet another juicy leak from China to go with your breakfast. Delivered by the same folks who brought us the sixth-gen iPod nano display module leak, this time we have what appears to be a chass...
04:51 am EDT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Engadget Next-gen iPod nano chassis hints at camera?
Here's yet another juicy leak from China to go with your breakfast. Delivered by the same folks who brought us the sixth-gen iPod nano display module leak, this time we have what appears to be a chass...
04:27 am EDT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro successor spotted as SK17i, sports Gingerbread
Looking for your fibrous dose of gadget leak? Look no further than China which has, again and again, outed several spy shots of what appears to be the Xperia X10 Mini Pro's successor. Dubbed the S...
03:03 am EDT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Engadget TDK's new line of Boomboxes and audio gear now officially available
TDK has slowly been rolling out some of its new audio gear since it first showed off the line at CES in January, but it's now finally officially announced that the whole lot is readily available acros...
01:30 am EDT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Renewable art touches the sky, an electric Audi TT, and cryogenic energy
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 renewable energy projects blast of...
12:30 am EDT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Engadget Switched On: Techonciliation
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology."Don't throw the past away. You might need it some rainy day."-Peter Allen, from the song "Everything Old Is New Again"...
11:12 pm EDT - Sun, April 3, 2011
Engadget Rube Goldberg Machine to set new world record, bring forth apocalypse
If you've never seen the rise and fall of humanity as told by a series of pulleys, levers, and CO2 rockets, now's your chance -- a team of Purdue engineers have built a contraption that not only tells...
10:01 pm EDT - Sun, April 3, 2011
Engadget Crucial's M4 C400 SSD reviewed, hitting store shelves in late April for an undisclosed sum
When Micron's RealSSD C300 came out, there were no competitors in sight -- 355MB / sec read speeds and a SATA 6Gbps interface made for an unbelievably spritely (though also finicky) solid state drive....
08:45 pm EDT - Sun, April 3, 2011
Engadget ContourGPS helmetcam Connect View app hands-on
The $350 ContourGPS sits among the top-tier of consumer-friendly helmet cams, but it's always posed one major problem: you can't really tell where it's pointing. Sure, it shoots a pair of wicked laser...
08:45 pm EDT - Sun, April 3, 2011
Engadget ContourGPS Connect View app hands-on
The $350 ContourGPS sits among the top-tier of consumer-friendly helmet cams, but it's always posed one major problem: you can't really tell where it's pointing. Sure, it shoots a pair of wicked laser...
07:34 pm EDT - Sun, April 3, 2011
Engadget Logitech ratchets up the competition with M325 wireless mouse
You know that pseudo-tactile feeling you get when you fondle your mouse's clicky scroll wheel, the one that satisfies your obsessive need to touch everything? Logitech wants to give you more click...
06:21 pm EDT - Sun, April 3, 2011
Engadget Man steers RC car with his hands, not to mention an HTML5-based web app (video)
With the right Arduino board, an R/C race car, a couple paperclips and the MacGyver spirit, we imagine most anyone can hack together a creative remote control these days... but how many can open-sourc...
05:13 pm EDT - Sun, April 3, 2011
Engadget Osborne 1 celebrates its 30th birthday, and that of the portable computing revolution
On April 3rd, 1981 -- thirty years ago today -- Adam Osborne unveiled the Osborne 1 at the West Coast Computer Faire in San Francisco. It had a 4 MHz Zilog Z80 CPU, two single-sided floppy drives, 64K...
04:00 pm EDT - Sun, April 3, 2011
Engadget Nyko Power Pack+ and Charge Base for Nintendo 3DS review
When we reviewed the Nintendo 3DS (both times) there were some things we liked and others we didn't, but one thing stood out as a true flaw: the battery life. Three to four hours on a charge just does...
02:36 pm EDT - Sun, April 3, 2011
Engadget Caption contest: this is why grocery stores shouldn't sell smartphones
"We call it a very nice phone and you can get it on a 12 month contract." Oh, really, Tesco? Nifty! So, how much is that bag of day-old doughnuts... with and without a contract? Don: "Knowing ...
01:02 pm EDT - Sun, April 3, 2011
Engadget Xperia X10 goes on sale for just a dollar on contract, Gingerbread-flavored future makes it appealing
Okay, so a couple of weeks back, we wouldn't have cared if Best Buy was willing to give us money to carry the Xperia X10, we still would have steered clear of its flawed UI and outdated software. But ...
11:59 am EDT - Sun, April 3, 2011
Engadget TiVo email database compromised by Epsilon security breach, spambots stir into action
If you're subscribed to any of TiVo's email-based communiqués, now would be a good time to make sure your spam filters are up to scratch. Epsilon, TiVo's email service provider, has reported th...
11:59 am EDT - Sun, April 3, 2011
Engadget Epsilon breach exposes TiVo, Best Buy email addresses, spambots stir into action
If you're subscribed to any of TiVo's email-based communiqués, now would be a good time to make sure your spam filters are up to scratch. Epsilon, TiVo's email service provider, has reported th...
09:15 am EDT - Sun, April 3, 2011
Engadget Sony kills A33 DSLR production, auctions off unused birthday cake
If you didn't jump on an Alpha A33 when you had the chance, you'll probably be disappointed when your eyes glaze over the next few words -- Sony has discontinued production of the translucent mirror-p...
06:17 am EDT - Sun, April 3, 2011
Engadget Think City's EVs get priced... sort of
Apparently a $34,000 price tag isn't exclusive enough for you to nab one of the first 100 Think City electric vehicles -- fancy that! The aforementioned sticker is meant only for normal retail version...
03:20 am EDT - Sun, April 3, 2011
Engadget Android's in-app billing makes a dent: Dungeon Defenders free on Android Market
Dungeon Defenders: First Wave cost $3 when it first came out. This week, the iOS version will cost you ninety-nine cents. But if you want to play the Unreal Engine-powered tower defense game today, yo...
01:49 am EDT - Sun, April 3, 2011
Engadget Visualized: eBay's iPad 2 sales, thus far
Although eBay figures don't exactly correlate with Apple's sales numbers, it's interesting to note who's buying what, and where. Last year, for example, in the first two weeks after the Apple iPad hit...
12:03 am EDT - Sun, April 3, 2011
Engadget 3DxWare 10 lets 3D mice work in 2D apps, leaves your standard mouse feeling a bit flat (video)
Your standard mouse may do it on the table, but 3D mice do it with extra dimension -- some of the time, anyway. Quit 3ds Max and suddenly you have one axis too many on your hands. After all, the vast ...
10:41 pm EDT - Sat, April 2, 2011
Engadget Zune HD finally gets an e-mail application, still waiting on a future
The future of the Zune as a standalone media player is still a little in doubt, but its future of being able to send crucially important e-mails and, in return, get a boatload of spam is now fully ass...
09:37 pm EDT - Sat, April 2, 2011
Engadget Nike+ SportWatch GPS now on sale, $199 adds geek cred to your workout routine
Wrist-mounted iPod nano not quite the running companion of which you'd originally dreamed? This Nike+ SportsWatch GPS will be happy to take its place. We spotted the TomTom-branded fitness wa...
08:33 pm EDT - Sat, April 2, 2011
Engadget James Cameron ponders 48 or 60fps shooting of future Avatar films, because he's trendy like that
Oh, Jameson. You trendy, trendy trendsetter. After coercing the entire world of cinema to bow down and worship the art of 3D, it looks as if James Cameron will soon be spearheading the effort to back ...
07:31 pm EDT - Sat, April 2, 2011
Engadget SYNC's second version off to a buggy start, Ford fixes with Ctrl-Alt-Delete
With it being ordered in 80 percent of its 2011 models, SYNC's been a boon to Ford's bottom line, but it's not all peaches and cream for the Dearborn crew's connectivity platform. Our friends at Auto...
06:26 pm EDT - Sat, April 2, 2011
Engadget Sony CEO casually mentions he's supplying cameras to Apple
We were tempted to call it an April Fools' joke, but it seems the story's true: Sony CEO Sir Howard Stringer reportedly let slip that his company is producing camera for the next batch of iPhones and ...
05:24 pm EDT - Sat, April 2, 2011
Engadget Gmail Motion April Fools' gag inevitably turned into reality using Kinect (video)
It had to happen. When Google showed off a new and revolutionary Gmail Motion control scheme yesterday, it failed to fool most people, but it didn't fail to catch the attention of some motion control ...
04:53 pm EDT - Sat, April 2, 2011
Engadget Dell achieves AMD Fusion, announces Inspiron M102z notebook
After so many ages of waiting the Fusion devices are upon us, and here's Dell's entry. It's the M102z, rocking an AMD E-350 processor at 1.6GHz and Radeon HD 6310 graphics, 4GB of RAM, and an 11.6-inc...
04:04 pm EDT - Sat, April 2, 2011
Engadget Cablevision Optimum for iPad app now available, streams hundreds of TV channels plus VOD
The new Cablevision iPad app is out, taking on broadcasters (Fox, Discovery, Viacom) attacking Time Warner's live TV streaming TWCable TV app by offering subscribers the same channels as their iO TV p...
02:58 pm EDT - Sat, April 2, 2011
Engadget HP's Zeen tablet gets Android 2.2 Froyo update, finally (video)
If you decided to throw good judgement out the window and buy an HP Photosmart eStation just for the tablet, let us start by saying we told you so. Now that we have that squared away, it looks like th...
01:57 pm EDT - Sat, April 2, 2011
Engadget Japanese spacecraft's 'black box' recorder survives flaming fall to earth
When we reported on Japan's plans to track the re-entry process of its Kounotori 2 spacecraft with a black-box-style recorder, there were still some unanswered questions: specifically, would the REBR ...
12:46 pm EDT - Sat, April 2, 2011
Engadget Diamond-encrusted Lunatik iPod nano watch is as superfluous as it sounds
If you're the type of person who has 99 problems, a satisfactory wristwatch being one, feast your lustful eyes on this diamond-encrusted abomination. ZShock has managed to work its magic -- $18,000 wo...
11:29 am EDT - Sat, April 2, 2011
Engadget CDMA Xperia Play visits FCC, promptly gets dissected
There are few things we enjoy more than seeing the glittery innards of a device splayed before us in the name of science -- especially when it happens to be the CDMA version of Sony Ericsson's Xperia ...
10:01 am EDT - Sat, April 2, 2011
Engadget Qualcomm's 1.5GHz dual-core MSM8660 destroys the competition in majestic benchmark run
Take the 1GHz Scorpion core residing in Qualcomm's current flagship Snapdragon, the MSM8x55, duplicate it, overclock the resulting pair by 50 percent, and give them improved graphics in the form of Ad...
08:39 am EDT - Sat, April 2, 2011
Engadget Hasbro's My3D to turn iPhones into glorified ViewMasters starting Sunday
It's about time the ViewMaster got an upgrade. What's that? It's not a ViewMaster? Well, you could have fooled us, but either way, the thing's finally going on sale exclusively at Target April...
06:27 am EDT - Sat, April 2, 2011
Engadget Minicaster: the pocket-sized hardware-based H.264 live streaming encoder
It's not that you need a hardware-based H.264 live streaming encoder hanging around in your fifth pocket, but if you're looking to capture more of life's moments, why not? Scheduled for a proper i...
03:57 am EDT - Sat, April 2, 2011
Engadget World's first GLONASS-enabled smartphone ships in Russia, GPS ponders a recalculation
Well, would you look at that? The planet's first GLONASS phone is now available, but it looks as if you'll need to soar over to Russia in order to use it. Of course, if you've followed the GLONASS...
02:44 am EDT - Sat, April 2, 2011
Engadget How would you change HP's Fusion-powered Pavilion dm1z?
We know you -- you're that guy (or gal!) who simply can't resist dipping your toes into whatever's next, and in the case of AMD's Fusion, you almost certainly went out and grabbed up an HP Pavilion dm...
02:02 am EDT - Sat, April 2, 2011
Engadget HTC confirms Flyer tablet will get Honeycomb... sometime
HTC hasn't said much on the subject of Honeycomb for its Flyer tablet since its big announcement back at Mobile World Congress, where it said it chose not to use the OS for the tablet because it didn'...
01:09 am EDT - Sat, April 2, 2011
Engadget GameStop details plans for Impulse and Spawn Labs, says it's 'becoming a technology company'
Well, it looks like GameStop's plans following its acquisition of Impulse and Spawn Labs may be even grander than we had suspected. At an investor conference today, GameStop said flat out that it is "...
12:03 am EDT - Sat, April 2, 2011
Engadget Amazon said to be considering NFC-based mobile payment service
As you may be aware, Amazon does actually already make it easier for you to shop at places other than Amazon.com with its Amazon Payments service, and it now looks like it might even be thinking about...
10:51 pm EDT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Engadget Apple patent application reveals plans for external battery pack, spells further trouble for HyperMac
Way back in September of last year, Apple filed a patent-infringement suit against HyperMac, the folks behind these external batteries. At the time, it looked like Apple was protecting its patented Ma...
09:15 pm EDT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Engadget Caption Contest: Russian prez is impressed by iPad 2
In non-Soviet Russia... presidents tend to receive some pretty swanky high-tech gifts. Dmitry Medvedev, leader of the good people of Russia and one of the few men to successfully rock denims with a su...
08:30 pm EDT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Engadget Tesla Roadster 2.5 Sport review
Gadgets come in all shapes and sizes, but it's safe to say this is a big'un. Sure, it isn't exactly portable in the traditional sense, and no 24 month contract is going to make it fit into our budget,...
08:16 pm EDT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Engadget GameStop snaps up Spawn Labs, Impulse game distribution platform
We wouldn't count on its retail business going away anytime soon, but it looks like GameStop is now also betting heavily on a digitally-distributed future. To that end, the company has just announced ...
07:47 pm EDT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Engadget London scraps plans for cellular coverage on the tube, bums Huawei out
Technical complexity and financial naiveté have meant that London's ambitious plans to cover its underground train network with cellular signal by the 2012 Olympics are hitting the scrapheap. I...
07:29 pm EDT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Engadget Frys lists WiFi-only Galaxy Tab at $350, now accepting pre-orders
$399.99 for a WiFi-only Galaxy Tab not low enough to pique your interest? Then perhaps $349.99 will be a bit more to your liking. While there's still no indication of a release date, Frys.com is n...
07:01 pm EDT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Engadget Spiral training Android application turns anyone into Peyton Manning... in theory (video)
Ah, ingenuity. We've seen Google's Android platform used for a host of unorthodox applications over the years, but Ben Kokes' concoction deserves a round of golf claps to call its own. The so-called R...
06:32 pm EDT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Engadget Rogers puts Sony Ericsson Xperia Play and Arc up for pre-order
Well, it's not yet confirming the "late April" launch date that leaked out yesterday, but Rogers has now just started accepting pre-orders for both the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play and Xperia Arc, each o...
06:00 pm EDT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Engadget Peel Fruit and iOS app review: channel surfing of the future
There's no shortage of devices that aim to replace your always-missing remote control with your always-present smartphone, and the Peel is one of the more recent and unique entries into the space. A s...
05:34 pm EDT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Engadget Time Warner Cable's app adds new live TV channels to watch on your iPad
Disputes with Fox, Viacom and Discovery caused Time Warner to pull 11 of the 32 original channels from its live TV streaming TWCable TV app yesterday, but as promised it has brought in some new ones t...
05:05 pm EDT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Engadget TomTom VIA 1435, 1535, 1405 and 1505 navigators start shipping in North America
Remember that line of VIA navigators we peeked back at CES? Looks like today's your lucky day if you were holding off to procure one. TomTom just announced retail availability of the VIA 1505, 153...
04:39 pm EDT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Engadget Full-on electric drum kit shoved within a pair of jeans, subway musicians celebrate (video)
It's a natural progression, really. Way back in the heyday that was 2008, we saw a fully-functional keyboard worked into a pair of jeans. Three years later, those characters have morphed into somethin...
04:10 pm EDT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Engadget Razer Chimaera wireless Xbox 360 headset review
When a product takes well over a full year to go from introduction to release, it's natural for consumer expectations to amp themselves up a notch or two. Such is the case with Razer's Chimaera, an Xb...
03:46 pm EDT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Engadget IEEE approves next generation WiMAX standard, invites you to meet 802.16m
It's a term (and a technology) that has been bandied about for around four years now, but after waiting far too long for the next next best thing, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers...
03:22 pm EDT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Engadget Netflix adds more Fox content to streaming including Glee S1, Ally McBeal
In a nice rebound from last week, Netflix is expanding its non-exclusive agreement with Fox for content, bringing older shows Ally McBeal and The Wonder Years to Watch Instantly for the first time. Al...
03:05 pm EDT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Engadget Skype in the Classroom tears down geographic walls, connects pupils the world over
Cisco's doing it in the boardroom, and soon, your children may be taking notes from kiddos situated in a different continent. Skype in the Classroom is a new online platform that aims to make it easie...
02:42 pm EDT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Engadget MSI slips AMD's Fusion into 13-inch X370 ultraportable, hopes you'll notice
Tired of Intel's Core i5 taking a beating on your X-Slim X360's battery life? Join the crowd. For those less concerned with playing Crysis 2 and more concerned with a solid overall machine, MSI's ...
02:17 pm EDT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Engadget Microsoft removes Imagewind from Marketplace, WP7 gets first bitter taste of rejection
Oh, sure, it was easy to pick on Apple for all those frustrating App Store rejections over the years, but Google's had its own run-ins with apps being pulled under unfortunate circumstances, and now i...
01:54 pm EDT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Engadget Kia Naimo concept EV debuts: 93mph, 124-mile range, and suicide doors
Kia's really been cranking out the cute little concepts lately, and they unveiled another one today at the Seoul Motor Show. Dubbed the Naimo, this four suicide-door EV is trimmed to the nines with te...
01:29 pm EDT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Engadget LG's dual-core Optimus 2X superphone now available from Expansys
The world's most adored across-the-pond mobile retailer has just received its first batch of LG superphones, a gem by the name of Optimus 2X. As you well know by now, the company's playing this up as ...
01:06 pm EDT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Engadget Kinect quadrocopter gets a new mission: 3D mapping (video)
In the future, our flying robot overlords won't just navigate terrain autonomously, they'll also report back to base with detailed 3D maps of everything they've seen -- or at least that's what this ho...
12:35 pm EDT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Engadget Scientists propose a 'journey to the mantle of the Earth'
This particular "journey" may not involve any humans descending into the Earth, but that doesn't mean it isn't still plenty ambitious -- a pair of scientists are now proposing to drill to the Earth's ...
12:02 pm EDT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Engadget Rogers' Xperia Arc and Xperia Play launch details leaked
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee -- in this case "we" being the Xperia Arc imaging flagship and Xperia Play gaming handset. We knew this day was coming, but it now looks like Sony Ericsson's hotte...
11:17 am EDT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Engadget April Fools' Day roundup: Google overload edition
Ah, April 1st. It's that time of the year again when the internet is rife with odd news and pranks. As before, news sites like us end up with a healthy stream of tips throughout April Fools' Day (than...
03:40 am EDT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Engadget Zdenek Kalal's object tracking algorithm learns on the fly, likely to make next 007 flick (video)
Microsoft's own OneVision Video Recognizer may be novel, but if the folks in Redmond are seriously looking to take things next-level, they should probably cast their gaze across the pond. Zdenek Kalal...
02:39 am EDT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Engadget Ask Engadget: best USB headset for Skype calls and on-the-go podcasting?
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 yours truly, who managed t...
01:41 am EDT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Engadget Sony offers sneak peek of new LA store - no fooling (video)
You might see a bunch of fake news on the internet tomorrow, but considering what we've seen of Sony's new LA storefront, we're fairly certain this isn't a prank. That's right, Sony's launching a newl...
01:00 am EDT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Engadget SIM-Drive's SIM-LEI electric car achieves 207-mile driving range in Japan
Manufacturers are constantly optimising the driving range for electric vehicles, and sure enough, a Japanese startup recently made a breakthrough with its first prototype. Dubbed the SIM-LEI, this cut...
12:23 am EDT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Engadget Nanogenerators produce electricity by squeezing your fingers together, while you dance
It's been a while since we last heard about nanogenerators -- you know, those insanely tiny fibers that could potentially be woven into your hoodie to juice up your smartphone. Dr. Zhong Lin Wang of t...
11:41 pm EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget Mercedes' A-Class E-Cell gets taken for a test drive
Mercedes-Benz's new A-Class E-Cell may be a limited production vehicle, but it is a production vehicle, which likely means that some folks will be interested in how it actually drives. Thankfully, the...
11:04 pm EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget Apogee rolls out Duet 2 pro audio interface for Macs
Recently drop $500 on an Apogee Duet audio interface for your Mac after pondering one for all these years? Then we're afraid we've got a bit of bad news for you, as the company has now finally rol...
10:29 pm EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry Touch Monaco gets manhandled, said to get official in May
Our interest in the BlackBerry Touch (codename Monaco) was piqued when we first caught wind of the device, and we had a feeling it'd be making its way into the wild ever since one showed up in Verizon...
10:11 pm EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget Images leak out of Pentax NC mirrorless camera system, makes us long for summertime
At this point, we're guessing that it's just a matter of time before the likes of Pentax and Nikon toss their hat into the ever-expanding mirrorless camera ring, and at least for the former, it looks ...
09:49 pm EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget Time Warner removes channels from iPad app while Cablevision prepares one of its own
Time Warner Cable was the first party to blink in the battle with programmers over its new live TV streaming TWCable TV iPad app, removing channels from Viacom, Fox and Discovery. The company's offici...
09:23 pm EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget Intel posts a short film about SSDs and the folly of not using them
Intel cares about you. It cares that your data is safe and secure in a sturdy storage silo of the solid state variety. In order to enlighten you on the dangers that old and dusty magnetic hard drives ...
09:04 pm EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget Hercules re-invents the netbook again, launches 10-inch Linux- and A8-powered eCAFE
It's perhaps a little too early to be feeling all retro-nostalgic for the netbook, with much of the industry moving on up to your notbooks and your tablets and such, so we'll just say that Hercules is...
08:46 pm EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget Native Instruments rolls out Traktor 2, Maschine 1.6 update
There isn't any hardware that will make you a better (or hell, a good) DJ, although we always seem to forget this whenever we see one of Native Instruments' invariably mind-blowing product demos. If y...
08:27 pm EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget DirecTV, Comcast, Vudu could start offering 'premium VOD' $30 movie rentals in April
Despite the questionable appeal of watching movies two months after they come out in theaters for $30 a pop, The Hollywood Reporter reports Warner Bros., Sony, Fox and Universal are going ahead with t...
08:07 pm EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget PlayStation One games appear in Android Market, predictably restricted to Xperia Play
If there was one thing that bothered us most about the Xperia Play, it was the dearth of original PlayStation games we could, you know, play on it. That's getting a shot in the arm tonight with the in...
07:50 pm EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget HTC Arrive review
Though it was teased late last year -- on the same day that HTC announced its very first Windows Phone 7 devices, in fact -- the company's QWERTY-packing 7 Pro has taken its sweet time to make it to A...
07:27 pm EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget Microsoft details Windows Phone 7 by the numbers: 11,500 apps, 36,000 developers
We've already seen a fair number of Windows Phone 7 stats, but Microsoft's now gone and provided a proper retrospective for the first anniversary of its debut at the MIX10 conference last year. The st...
07:06 pm EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget Sprint dropping Galaxy Tab to $200 on contract starting April 3rd
An early prank this isn't. Based on our sources (and the pictorial evidence above), Sprint's fixing to whack a full Benjamin from the current $299.99 asking price on its Samsung Galaxy Tab starting on...
06:39 pm EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget Google working on a face recognition app that leads to your personal info? (update: Google says 'no')
Before we all get in a huff about this, Google has been very eager to point out that the facial recognition app it's developing will work on a strictly opt-in basis. That means if you don't want it to...
06:17 pm EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget Adobe demonstrates legitimate Photoshop capabilities on iPad, deems it but a concept (video)
So, here's a thought. Why, if you were a dutiful Adobe employee, would you waste countless days and weeks creating what could very well be the next big iPad app, only to deem it a concept and never ac...
05:59 pm EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget Mesmerizing Touch Wood SH-08C ad showcases Japan's beauty, mankind's ingenuity (video)
Sharp isn't apt to sell but 15,000 of its Touch Wood SH-08C handsets, but after watching the ad below, you can bet there will be demand for more. It's a bit baffling to think of the trouble Drill, Inc...
05:25 pm EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget HP enables Google Cloud Print on ePrint printers right out of the box
Man, remember when transferring data to your printer required a big fat Serial cable and physical proximity to your ink spitter? Thankfully, we live in more refined times now and HP and Google hav...
05:14 pm EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget Israel gets its first EV battery swap station, makes charging stations obsolete
Don't get us wrong, we think electric vehicles are totally rad and all, but there's still the whole recharging thing that makes us a little wary. That's why we're stoked to hear that Better Place's f...
04:52 pm EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget World Backup Day reminds you to backup your world, today
It's a bit less silly than the National Day of Unplugging, but unless your weekend starts on Thursday, there's nary a snowball's chance in Hades that you're going to skip tonight's network comedy line...
04:29 pm EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget Vestas unveils massive 7-megawatt offshore wind turbine (video)
Building and putting any sort of offshore wind turbine into place is a fairly impressive bit of engineering, but Denmark's Vestas is truly going the extra mile with its new V164-7.0 MW turbine. Not on...
04:07 pm EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget Intels of Intel's X79 chipset exposed: 14 USB 2.0 ports but not a one with 3.0?
Finally all's well in the Sandy Bridge camp, Intel exorcizing the demons and getting its current generation of hardware flowing smoothly. You know what that means: it's time for the next, a revision c...
03:46 pm EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget Leviton announces Evr-Green 120 portable EV charger, pledges no unsightly shedding of leaves
Lack of public EV charging stations got you down? Range anxiety a frustrating part of life? Wouldn't life be grand if you could just carry around an outlet in your trunk? Smile, friend, be...
03:23 pm EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget Xperia Play meets shipping delays in UK, Vodafone and Three bump launch to next week
Sony Ericsson's Xperia Play isn't having the best of starts in the world, having been delayed by UK carrier O2 due to "software issues," and it's now missing its targeted launch date of April 1st with...
03:01 pm EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget Obama says federal fleet to run on alternative fuels starting in 2015
Chances are the Secret Service won't be ditching its signature black SUVs for these things anytime soon, but if all goes according to President Obama's new energy plan, even the Commander in Chief's a...
02:38 pm EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget ASUS Eee Pad Transformer shows up at Best Buy for $400
Never mind the cringe-inducing advertising, ASUS has given us a much better reason to care about its Tegra 2-toting Eee Pad Transformer: a $400 price. The 10.1-inch Honeycomb tablet (with 1280 x 800 r...
02:38 pm EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget ASUS Eee Pad Transformer shows up at Best Buy for $400 (update: gone!)
Never mind the cringe-inducing advertising, ASUS has given us a much better reason to care about its Tegra 2-toting Eee Pad Transformer: a $400 price. The 10.1-inch Honeycomb tablet (with 1280 x 800 r...
02:19 pm EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget HTC invites us to 'see what's next' on April 12th
Would you look at what dropped in our inbox this morning? Good old HTC is cooking up a little somethin' somethin' for an April 12th launch in London town, for an event kicking off at 1.30PM BST or...
01:55 pm EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget Logitec's new wireless router is crazy-looking, crazy fast
The new Logitec (not Logitech) LAN-WH450N/GR offers four Gigabit Ethernet ports, 802.11a/b/g/n wireless networking that maxes out at a theoretical 450Mbps, and just about the wildest router design we'...
01:34 pm EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget World's largest indoor photograph shows off fancy old Czech library
If you think Google's seven-gigapixel renderings of world famous art museums are impressive, get a load of this: a guy named Jeffrey Martin just produced a record breaking panoramic photo of a reading...
01:05 pm EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget HTC Flyer parades its many unique qualities in latest video from the company
Android tablets, everyone's got one, but none are quite like HTC's 7-inch Flyer. Built out of a single piece of aluminum and a great many chunks of silicon, it struts along at a 1.5GHz pace, carries a...
12:40 pm EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget Galaxy Player 5 stops by the FCC, only takes the easy tests
When you only have WiFi to worry about, testing in the foam rooms of doom at the FCC gets a little bit easier. Or so we'd imagine, anyhow. Samsung's WiFi-only PMP, the Galaxy Player 5 (aka YP-G70, aka...
12:13 pm EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget Delta E4 electric coupe goes out for a spin, carrying lucky humanoid (video)
When was the last time you rode in an electric vehicle almost entirely constructed of carbon fiber and good for 250 miles on a charge? We're laying odds on "never," which is why we turned a shade ...
11:38 am EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget Foxconn reports $218 million full-year net loss, worse than analysts' expectation
Foxconn, the mega-manufacturer behind many popular gadgets, posted a $218.3 million net loss for 2010 yesterday. While the company had previously predicted lower earnings amid suicide-related wage inc...
10:59 am EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S getting a 1.4GHz '2011 edition' next month (update: confirmed)
You didn't think Samsung was going to leave the classic Galaxy S handset in the past, did you? Dmitriy Ryabinin of hi-tech.mail.ru has tracked down the above comparison sheet showing off a new var...
10:38 am EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget UK's first fuel cell-powered black cab hits the streets of London
It may not look much different than your average black cab on the outside (decals aside), but it's quite a different story under the hood of this taxi, which has just been deemed road legal in the UK....
10:07 am EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget Samsung reportedly installing keylogger software on laptops (update: nope)
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...
10:07 am EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget Samsung reportedly installing keylogger software on laptops (update: it's a false-positive)
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...
10:01 am EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget HP EliteBook 2560p and 2760p specs leak out, show Core i7, USB 3.0 and DisplayPort additions
Let's get the hard facts out of the way first: HP has a pair of as-yet-unannounced laptops in the pipeline, to be dubbed the EliteBook 2560p and 2760p. That info comes straight from a PDF document hos...
09:12 am EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget Google tightening control of Android, insisting licensees abide by 'non-fragmentation clauses'?
A storm seems to be brewing over the realm of Android development. Bloomberg's Businessweek spies have received word from "a dozen executives working at key companies in the Android ecosystem" that Go...
08:22 am EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget Acer CEO and President Gianfranco Lanci resigns amid disagreement about company's future direction
Acer's board and CEO don't seem to have been getting along too brilliantly lately and now the situation's come to a point with the resignation of one Mr. Gianfranco Lanci from the company's helm. In a...
07:29 am EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget Microsoft lodges antitrust complaint against Google with European Commission, ignores irony
So Microsoft doesn't like anticompetitive behavior, huh? Since when? Brad Smith, General Counsel for the Redmond rabblerousers, has posted a lengthy blog post outlining Microsoft's concerns wi...
06:57 am EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget Netflix beefing up service center in preparation for globa launch
It's no secret that Netflix has grand plans to expand its global footprint that now feeds media to some 20 million North American subscribers. Hell, the company was boasting of the "significant dollar...
06:57 am EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget Netflix beefing up service center in preparation for global launch
It's no secret that Netflix has grand plans to expand its global footprint that now feeds media to some 20 million North American subscribers. Hell, the company was boasting of the "significant dollar...
06:01 am EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget Lasers let deaf ears pick up what the sonic world is putting down
Not going to front: we've a soft spot in our heart for focused beams of light. We've seen 'em rid the world of its space junk and set the pace of human hearts, and now, they're taking a leading role i...
05:31 am EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget Carbon nanotubes used to more easily detect cancer cells, HIV
Cancer's not slowing its march to ruining as many lives as it possibly can, so it's always pleasing to hear of any new developments that act as hurdles. The latest in the world of disease-prevention c...
04:29 am EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget Samsung mass producing 22-inch transparent LCD, your desktop monitor seethes with jealousy
They said they would do it, and by golly it's nearly here -- Samsung just revealed that its assembly lines are starting to churn out see-thru computer screens that don't require power-sucking backligh...
04:29 am EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget Samsung mass-producing 22-inch transparent LCD, your desktop monitor seethes with jealousy
They said they would do it, and by golly it's nearly here -- Samsung just revealed that its assembly lines are starting to churn out see-thru computer screens that don't require power-sucking backligh...
03:49 am EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget Evigroup debuts Windows-based SmartPaddle tablet
It hasn't been all that long since France's Evigroup upgraded its "Paddle" tablet the Paddle Pro, but it's now already back with another model: the SmartPaddle. This one packs the same Atom N450 proce...
03:08 am EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget Amazon negotiating for Cloud Player music licensing deals after all?
Publically, Amazon wants you to think it doesn't care about licensing the music that it will let you store in the cloud, but privately we're hearing the company is scrambling like mad to work things o...
02:57 am EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget Fruity nanofibers could make for super-strong plastics, banana-flavored body panels
Carbon fiber is still the material of choice for high-end components that need lots of strength without a lot of weight, but wouldn't life be better if those components were made of pineapple? App...
02:36 am EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget MakerBot's Interface Board Kit does PC-less 3D printing, turns your superhero fantasies into reality
If you're like us -- that is to say, wildly popular and devastatingly good looking -- then you're probably wondering why someone hasn't produced an action figure in your likeness yet. Well wonder no l...
02:16 am EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget Android PlayStation emulator PSX4Droid pulled from Market, fingers pointing at Xperia Play
Uh oh, the day has finally come. We just gathered from Joystiq (and confirmed ourselves) that the renowned Android first-gen PlayStation emulator, PSX4Droid, has been pulled from the Market. The reaso...
02:16 am EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget Android PlayStation emulator PSX4Droid pulled from Market, timing pointing at Xperia Play (updated)
Uh oh, the day has finally come. We just gathered from Joystiq (and confirmed ourselves) that the renowned Android first-gen PlayStation emulator, PSX4Droid, has been pulled from the Market. The reaso...
01:02 am EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget More HTC Pyramid pics leak, now with less blurrycam and extra specs
It looks like the steady stream of leaked HTC Pyramid pictures shows no signs of slowing down. While we've recently seen shots of the back and the front of the device, we're now getting the full monty...
12:51 am EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget Kinect dives into anime cyberspace, dares you to catch cute robot tanks (video)
If your foremost dream is to jack into a dystopian cyberpunk reality where hackers play with human brains (and you also happen to love Japanese anime), you'd best book your flight to Tokyo right now -...
12:28 am EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget Fox asks Time Warner to stop streaming its channels to customers iPads
While we'd heard many networks were unhappy with Time Warner's decision to release its live TV streaming iPad app and there have even been whispers of cease-and-desist letters in the offing, Fox has p...
12:28 am EDT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Engadget Fox asks Time Warner to stop streaming its channels to customers' iPads
While we'd heard many networks were unhappy with Time Warner's decision to release its live TV streaming iPad app and there have even been whispers of cease-and-desist letters in the offing, Fox has p...