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12:00 am EDT - Tue, May 31, 2011
Engadget Turtle Beach Ear Force PX5 review
You like video games, right? If you're the type that takes game-playing more seriously than your average Joe, the PX5 might have caught your eye when we previewed this headset at CES this year. No...
11:38 pm EDT - Mon, May 30, 2011
Engadget LG V300 does multitouch, 3D, all-in-one
A show as packed to the walls will shiny new technology as Computex could surely benefit from a few space saving devices, like, say, this new all-in-one from LG. With the high-end configuration you'll...
11:09 pm EDT - Mon, May 30, 2011
Engadget Linus Torvalds releases Linux kernel version 3 to celebrate 20 years of penguin-powered computing
It's been nearly twenty years since Linus Torvalds let loose Linux on an unsuspecting world, and yesterday he finally updated the open source OS kernel to version 3.0. This third iteration, currently ...
10:44 pm EDT - Mon, May 30, 2011
Engadget Japanese scientists create giant metal cilium, relief for Voltron's giant metal lungs (video)
Why would a group of researchers develop a table full of rods that mimic the movements of microscopic hairs? It's a fair question, and Keio University's Yusuke Kamiyama certainly doesn't offer up ...
10:16 pm EDT - Mon, May 30, 2011
Engadget NGP to be less 'investment heavy,' more 'affordable'
After years of losses in its PS3 division, it's no surprise that Sony's not attempting a fiscal encore. Just the opposite, in fact. Massaru Kato, Sony's Chief Financial Officer, stated recently that t...
09:53 pm EDT - Mon, May 30, 2011
Engadget TransPhone pairs tablet and handset, emerged before ASUS Padfone
While ASUS' Padfone was being launched with much sticker-clad-model fanfare at Computex today, CMIT's TransPhone was apparently enjoying its third day of life, having first appeared on the web as earl...
09:34 pm EDT - Mon, May 30, 2011
Engadget Intel's Ivy Bridge coming Q1 2012, growing festive moss while you wait
If you were religiously awaiting the fruition of last month's Intel leak, brace yourself: we've got another one. Although Intel's updated roadmap hasn't changed anything per se, it does offer a few sp...
09:14 pm EDT - Mon, May 30, 2011
Engadget Modder turns candy canisters into gaming console, retro Pong paddles (video)
This is the second time this week we've covered a modder getting an old-school game to run with the help of some unexpected hardware. And arguably, it's the simpler of the two tales. A fellow named Jo...
08:27 pm EDT - Mon, May 30, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 hits Best Buy's site, decorative Androids fall off in the process
Remember the Android tablet we said might be the first real competitor to the iPad 2 earlier this month? Well, it just made its debut on the Best Buy site, and while the big "Coming Soon" button h...
07:12 pm EDT - Mon, May 30, 2011
Engadget Shuttle tablets at Computex 2011 (hands-on)
Computex 2011 is fast approaching here in Taipei, and today Shuttle introduced a trio of Android-based tablets to complement its fleet of small form factor computers. The 10-inch (WXGA) N10CN12 and 9-...
06:52 pm EDT - Mon, May 30, 2011
Engadget HP Veer gets bricked, disassembled after checking 'Organ Donor' box
There's a saying 'round the webOS world... something to the effect of "it's impossible to brick a webOS device." Turns out, that's hardly the case these days -- the newfangled Touch to Share technolog...
05:53 pm EDT - Mon, May 30, 2011
Engadget Droid X gets genuine Gingerbread update, leaked build floats out for the impatient
Still bothering with that unofficial 2.3 update for your comparatively monstrous Droid X? Good news, eager beaver; right on cue, the bona fide Gingerbread update is rolling out to select Droid X o...
05:13 pm EDT - Mon, May 30, 2011
Engadget Engadget is live from Computex 2011!
Computex 2011 starts tomorrow, apparently. Not that you'd know it with the monsoon of news that ASUS poured upon Taipei today: the all-new capabilities of the Padfone, the extreme thinness of the UX21...
04:39 pm EDT - Mon, May 30, 2011
Engadget Gigabyte's 15.6-inch P2532 laptop arriving in June with Core i7, we go hands-on
Here's a new option for those seeking a desktop replacement with adequate processing power: announced at Computex 2011 today is Gigabyte's P2532, a 15.6-inch laptop sporting Intel's Core i7-2630QM (2G...
03:19 pm EDT - Mon, May 30, 2011
Engadget Antares ATG-6 brings auto-tune to the guitar, can't retroactively save Lil' Wayne's SNL solo
Antares ain't the first company to provide individual control to each string on a guitar (hello, Roland!), but the outfit's new ATG-6 technology takes things one step closer to being acceptable by the...
02:44 pm EDT - Mon, May 30, 2011
Engadget WiMAX PlayBook 4G announcement betrayed by Google search?
Well, we've been waiting for a PlayBook packing something more than WiFi to rear its enterprise-friendly head, and there it is -- sort of. Search Google for "Sprint PlayBook" and the number one (non-s...
02:07 pm EDT - Mon, May 30, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry 'Apollo' gets manhandled on camera (video)
It's not exactly the most exciting device in RIM's pipeline, but the Curve "Apollo" is shaping a solid workhorse of a BlackBerry. The still-unannounced smartphone popped up on Tinh te, with the Vietna...
01:31 pm EDT - Mon, May 30, 2011
Engadget HP TouchPad available at OfficeMax on July 17th?
Here's something to add to your long list of webOS-related rumors: OfficeMax may be getting the HP TouchPad this July. If the above document is to be believed, HP's new 9.7-inch tablet will be availab...
12:57 pm EDT - Mon, May 30, 2011
Engadget ARM hopes to strengthen grip on mobile PCs, take 50 per cent of the market by 2015
We've already heard rumors that chip designer ARM has been trying to get its wares into the Macbook Air. While we can't add anything to that particular story, we do have further evidence that ARM is g...
12:57 pm EDT - Mon, May 30, 2011
Engadget ARM hopes to strengthen grip on mobile PCs, take 50 percent of the market by 2015
We've already heard rumors that chip designer ARM has been trying to get its wares into the Macbook Air. While we can't add anything to that particular story, we do have further evidence that ARM is g...
12:20 pm EDT - Mon, May 30, 2011
Engadget NFC-enabled Angry Birds Magic gets demoed, dares you to find another C7 owner
Okay, so maybe it's not that hard to find another Earthling with a C7, but let's be honest -- finding someone with a Nexus S is entirely more likely. For now, however, it seems as if Angry Birds Magic...
11:55 am EDT - Mon, May 30, 2011
Engadget Mystery HTC Windows Phone sports 12 megapixel goodness, RAW support
Phone cameras still have a ways to go to catch up to the awesome capabilities of your standard DSLR, but the handset captured in the image above would certainly get them headed in the right direction....
10:59 am EDT - Mon, May 30, 2011
Engadget ASUS targets Christmas, Ice Cream Sandwich for Padfone launch (video hands-on)
We just got to spend some quality time with ASUS' newly unveiled Padfone and you can see the smartphone that doubles up as a tablet on video after the break. It's still a mere mockup for now, but ASUS...
10:59 am EDT - Mon, May 30, 2011
Engadget ASUS targets Christmas for Padfone launch, hints at Ice Cream Sandwich (video hands-on)
We just got to spend some quality time with ASUS' newly unveiled Padfone and you can see the smartphone that doubles up as a tablet on video after the break. It's still a mere mockup for now, but ASUS...
10:36 am EDT - Mon, May 30, 2011
Engadget NutriSmart prototype embeds RFID tags directly within food, traces your lunch from start to finish (video)
RFID tags are already used to trace everything from poker chips to hotel towels, but what if these little pellets were embedded directly within your lunch, providing everything you'd ever wanna know a...
09:21 am EDT - Mon, May 30, 2011
Engadget ASUS Eee Pad MeMO to come with glassesless 3D IPS display
Remember how we speculated that the final Eee Pad MeMO may come with a 3D display, courtesy of its teaser? Turns out we were right after all, as ASUS' Jonney Shih has just confirmed a glassesless ...
09:21 am EDT - Mon, May 30, 2011
Engadget ASUS Eee Pad MeMO to come with glassesless 3D IPS display (update: video!)
Remember how we speculated that the final Eee Pad MeMO may come with a 3D display, courtesy of its teaser? Turns out we were right after all, as ASUS' Jonney Shih has just confirmed a glassesless ...
08:29 am EDT - Mon, May 30, 2011
Engadget ASUS announced the Padfone (update: eyes-on!)
If pads and phones are the fastest growing categories in consumer tech, surely a Padfone would be the ultimate combo? That's what ASUS thinks, and it's just introduced its Android smartphone devic...
08:29 am EDT - Mon, May 30, 2011
Engadget ASUS announces the Padfone (update: eyes-on!)
If pads and phones are the fastest growing categories in consumer tech, surely a Padfone would be the ultimate combo? That's what ASUS thinks, and it's just introduced an Android smartphone device...
08:28 am EDT - Mon, May 30, 2011
Engadget Google flight schedule search takes off, helps you figure out when to get aboard
Been wishing you could find flight information the same way you would for a bus or train? Now you're covered with the new flight schedule search feature Google launched last week. By simply typing...
07:59 am EDT - Mon, May 30, 2011
Engadget ASUS outs UX21 ultrathin laptop with up to Core i7 CPUs (video hands-on!)
The thickest part of this new laptop is 17mm, its entire body is built from an aluminum alloy (weighs 1.1kg / 2.4lb), and the CPUs can be specced as high as Core i7. Anything else you need to know bef...
07:46 am EDT - Mon, May 30, 2011
Engadget ASUS brings out extra skinny Eee PC X101 running MeeGo (video hands-on!)
ASUS is starting off its bevy of Computex announcements with the new Eee PC X101, a netbook that gives the 11-inch MacBook Air a run for its ultrathin money, while running either Windows 7 or, wait fo...
07:46 am EDT - Mon, May 30, 2011
Engadget ASUS Eee PC X101 runs MeeGo, costs only $200 (video hands-on!)
ASUS is starting off its bevy of Computex announcements with the new Eee PC X101, a netbook that gives the 11-inch MacBook Air a run for its ultrathin money -- with a 950g weight and 17.6mm thickness ...
07:41 am EDT - Mon, May 30, 2011
Engadget Polymer Vision's latest display rolls up, still doesn't ship out (video)
Despite a litany of missed launch dates, bankruptcy filings, and corporate buyouts, Polymer Vision continues to trudge forward, and we're more than happy to ogle its latest flexible screen. This time,...
07:18 am EDT - Mon, May 30, 2011
Engadget Gigabyte announces S1080 Windows 7 tablet with USB 3.0 and optical drive dock
We're here at Computex's pre-show event to get some hands-on time with a few new products. As expected many tablets are present, and one such device is Gigabyte's S1080 Windows 7 tablet, which we almo...
06:54 am EDT - Mon, May 30, 2011
Engadget ViewSonic ViewPad 10Pro boots an Intel Oak Trail CPU into either Android or Windows 7 Pro
The ViewPad 10 era is over, here comes the epoch of the ViewPad 10Pro. Beyond the introduction of Intel's Oak Trail Z670 1.5GHz processor, the new Windows 7 Pro / Android 2.2 dual-boot tablet throws i...
06:54 am EDT - Mon, May 30, 2011
Engadget ViewSonic ViewPad 10Pro boots an Intel Oak Trail CPU into Windows 7 Pro, virtualizes Android
The ViewPad 10 era is over, here comes the epoch of the ViewPad 10Pro. Beyond the introduction of Intel's Oak Trail Z670 1.5GHz processor, the new Windows 7 Pro / Android 2.2 dual-boot tablet throws i...
06:20 am EDT - Mon, May 30, 2011
Engadget ViewPad 7x aims to become world's first 7-inch Honeycomb tablet, adds HSPA+ for good measure
Guess who's sneakily beating the pack to the title of having the globe's first 7-inch Honeycomb tablet... why, it's none other than ViewSonic! The ViewPad 7x (1024 x 600 resolution) managed to leak ou...
05:27 am EDT - Mon, May 30, 2011
Engadget Samsung teases 4G tablet for 2011, Galaxy S III in first half of 2012
Don't expect a lawsuit or two to keep a good chaebol down. Not if J.K. Shin has his way. The president of Samsung's mobile communication division is telling us to expect an "enhanced" 4G Galaxy Tab (w...
05:03 am EDT - Mon, May 30, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile G2x gets a $50 price bump, still no stock in sight
It looks like the G2x saga isn't over quite yet; after first disappearing from store shelves due to quality concerns "high demand," the dual-core Android smartphone is getting a slight price hike from...
04:00 am EDT - Mon, May 30, 2011
Engadget CUPP PunkThis hands-on (video)
It's not the first time we're run into CUPP Computing's unique ability to blend the x86 and ARM platforms into one device -- at least in prototype form -- and just before the start of Computex 2011 he...
03:59 am EDT - Mon, May 30, 2011
Engadget TomTom working on its own Street View-like service?
TomTom's already seen Google muscle in on its turf in a big way, and it looks like it might now be trying to return the favor. If camera-toting vans like the one above are any indication, it would app...
03:26 am EDT - Mon, May 30, 2011
Engadget Linaro and Samsung roll out Exynos 4210-based Origen development board for $199
You may recall a little group of Linux-loving chums called Linaro, which was formed almost a year ago in the hopes of speeding up Linux development. Today at Computex, the company's taking one step fu...
03:00 am EDT - Mon, May 30, 2011
Engadget NVIDIA's quad-core Kal-El used to demo next-gen mobile graphics, blow minds (video)
You might think yourself too grown-up to be wowed by shiny, glittery things, but we doubt many will be able to watch NVIDIA's new Glow Ball tech demo without a smidgen of childlike glee. Built to run ...
02:00 am EDT - Mon, May 30, 2011
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: hydrogen-powered space plane, Japan's solar surge and urban farms of Ze Future
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. Green transportation took off for the stars this week as I...
01:15 am EDT - Mon, May 30, 2011
Engadget Switched On: Devices designed to disrupt
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.Industry conferences that include competitions among scores of startups generally don't look too kindly upon companies ...
12:53 am EDT - Mon, May 30, 2011
Engadget NVIDIA new wired 3D Vision glasses give up some freedom for a lower price
NVIDIA has been pushing its 3D Vision platform for a couple of years and at this year's Computex it is looking to pull in more PC users with new wired LCD active shutter glasses. The original wireless...
12:53 am EDT - Mon, May 30, 2011
Engadget NVIDIA's new wired 3D Vision glasses give up some freedom for a lower price
NVIDIA has been pushing its 3D Vision platform for a couple of years and at this year's Computex it is looking to pull in more PC users with new wired LCD active shutter glasses. The original wireless...
12:00 am EDT - Mon, May 30, 2011
Engadget NVIDIA refreshes notebook graphics with GeForce GTX 560M, attracts ASUS, MSI, Toshiba and Alienware
If you've enjoyed NVIDIA's fine tradition of merely bumping along its GPUs time and again and affixing a new badge, you'll like the GeForce GTX 560M -- it's much like last year's GTX 460M, but with mo...
11:37 pm EDT - Sun, May 29, 2011
Engadget Skype taken to task by angry users over claimed crapware payload (update: disabled for now)
The Skype forums are a hive of panic and abuzz with accusations that either the company is bundling crapware with its VoIP app or has a serious security problem. Users are reporting that a strange, ne...
11:13 pm EDT - Sun, May 29, 2011
Engadget GTA's Liberty City recreated in Google Street View, reveals your nearest Ammu-Nation
Type "Liberty City" into Google Maps and it whisks you to some place east of Wichita, Kansas. Yup, Wichita, for Pete's sake. No self-respecting Grand Theft Auto fan can stand for an omission like that...
10:12 pm EDT - Sun, May 29, 2011
Engadget Water-cooled, luggable PS3 offers semi-convenient gaming for your on-the-go lifestyle
We've seen plenty of handheld console mods, but only a few laptops -- most impressively, Ben Heck's sleek PlayStation 3 -- and PSHax member Pirate recently finished his water-cooled take on the notebo...
09:09 pm EDT - Sun, May 29, 2011
Engadget Martin Jetpack hits the 5,000 feet milestone, could come to market within 18 months (video)
OK, so the Martin Jetpack may not have gone into commercial production quite as soon as we'd anticipated, but there's still hope on the horizon. Over the weekend, Glenn Martin's flying machine success...
08:02 pm EDT - Sun, May 29, 2011
Engadget Android 3.1 update for ASUS Eee Pad Transformer leaks out
ASUS' official Android 3.1 update should be coming soon enough, but Eee Pad Transformer users that just can't wait now have another option at their disposal. A seemingly final version of the update le...
06:55 pm EDT - Sun, May 29, 2011
Engadget This is the ASUS PadFone
Wow, so our theory and mockup turned out to be pretty much spot on: indeed, the oddly named ASUS PadFone does tuck itself into a shielded docking bay on the back of its companion tablet, and the latte...
06:23 pm EDT - Sun, May 29, 2011
Engadget Skype taken to task by angry users over claimed crapware payload
The Skype forums are a hive of panic and abuzz with accusations that either the company is bundling crapware with its VoIP app or has a serious security problem. Users are reporting that a strange, ne...
05:12 pm EDT - Sun, May 29, 2011
Engadget Metaphor recognition software aims to distinguish friend from foe
While it's only right that people be protected from bad poetry, this could be taking things a tad too far. Intelligence officials at the Office of Incisive Analysis (no, really) have determined that m...
04:10 pm EDT - Sun, May 29, 2011
Engadget Android Market's most popular emulators disappear without a trace (update)
If you're an Android gamer, chances are you've heard of Nesoid, Snesoid, Gensoid, N64oid, Ataroid, Gearoid and Gameboid: they're all video game console emulators developed by yongzh, and many ranked a...
03:04 pm EDT - Sun, May 29, 2011
Engadget RSA SecureID hackers may have accessed Lockheed Martin trade secrets, cafeteria menus
RSA SecureID dongles add a layer of protection to everything from office pilates class schedules to corporate email accounts, with banks, tech companies, and even U.S. defense contractors using hardwa...
03:04 pm EDT - Sun, May 29, 2011
Engadget RSA SecureID hackers may have accessed Lockheed Martin trade secrets, cafeteria menus (update: no data compromised)
RSA SecureID dongles add a layer of protection to everything from office pilates class schedules to corporate email accounts, with banks, tech companies, and even U.S. defense contractors using hardwa...
12:12 pm EDT - Sun, May 29, 2011
Engadget ASUS PadFone shown off in proper brightness ahead of launch?
We've already seen a glimpse of ASUS' "pad or phone" duo -- likely to be named PadFone -- hanging out in their latest teaser pic, and now thanks to the folks over at Notebook Italia, we can finally ga...
12:12 pm EDT - Sun, May 29, 2011
Engadget ASUS PadFone shown off in proper brightness ahead of launch? (Update: new mockup)
We've already seen a glimpse of ASUS' "pad or phone" duo -- likely to be named PadFone -- hanging out in their latest teaser pic, and now thanks to the folks over at Notebook Italia, we can finally ga...
12:08 pm EDT - Sun, May 29, 2011
Engadget Treebot climbs trees, is a robot (video)
Remember when you didn't consider climbing trees a chore? Treebot doesn't -- but then, it wasn't programmed to know boredom. The robot was designed by a team at The Chinese University of Hong Kong...
09:05 am EDT - Sun, May 29, 2011
Engadget Droid Bionic benchmark reports PowerVR GPU, new SOC inside?
A very strange thing popped up on mobile graphic benchmarking site NenaMark the other day -- an entry for the Droid Bionic. Now, it would be very easy to fake this test, and you'd be right to be skept...
06:02 am EDT - Sun, May 29, 2011
Engadget D-Wave sells first commercial quantum computer to Lockheed Martin
Who found ten million dollars to drop on the first commercially available quantum computer? Lockheed Martin, it seems, as the aerospace defense contractor has just begun a "multi-year contract" wi...
03:01 am EDT - Sun, May 29, 2011
Engadget How would you change HTC's Thunderbolt?
We know we're opening a can of worms that can never be resealed here, but it's true: we're desperate to know how you'd change HTC's Thunderbolt if given the chance. Verizon's LTE wunderchild has had a...
02:00 am EDT - Sun, May 29, 2011
Engadget Reserve Power: Stand Off, Part 1
Ross Rubin contributes Reserve Power, a column focused on personal perspectives and products.With handset screens getting larger and applications such as streaming primetime shows and video chat becom...
12:55 am EDT - Sun, May 29, 2011
Engadget Visualized: Samsung wants to see the iPhone 5 and iPad 3
Samsung lawyers recently asked the court to make Apple show them the as-yet-unannounced iPhone 5 and iPad 3, claiming that they need to know what Apple's products will look like ahead of time to avoid...
12:21 am EDT - Sun, May 29, 2011
Engadget AMD ships five million Fusion chips, says it's sold out
Sounds like Notbooks are making a dent: AMD says it's shipped five million Fusion processors since the architecture's debut, according to a report at CNET. In January, the company said the hybrid CPU ...
11:14 pm EDT - Sat, May 28, 2011
Engadget Apple testing A5-packing MacBook Air?
We've seen it put its processing power behind the iPad 2 and heard rumors of its presence in the upcoming fifth-gen iPhone, but could Apple really be considering putting its mobile-minded A5 processor...
09:25 pm EDT - Sat, May 28, 2011
Engadget Google pinpoints shutdown dates for Wave, Translate APIs (amongst others)
'Tis a sad day in the world of Google... at least for developers who use any of a handful of ill-fated APIs. As the search giant's API list has grown in recent months, it's making the decision to cull...
08:37 pm EDT - Sat, May 28, 2011
Engadget 1923 Leica O-series becomes world's most expensive camera, fetches $1.89 million at auction
Just when we thought ancient wooden boxes were all the rage among camera collectors, a compact beauty has shattered our theories -- this 1923 Leica 0-series just sold at auction for €1,320,000, o...
08:37 pm EDT - Sat, May 28, 2011
Engadget 1923 Leica 0-series becomes world's most expensive camera, fetches $1.89 million at auction
Just when we thought ancient wooden boxes were all the rage among camera collectors, a compact beauty has shattered our theories -- this 1923 Leica 0-series just sold at auction for €1,320,000, o...
07:35 pm EDT - Sat, May 28, 2011
Engadget Gigabyte bolts an SSD to a motherboard (so you don't have to)
Gigabyte has decided to simplify matters for those who want the power of an SSD in their desktop, but don't want to deal with the hassle of buying and connecting one. The company's new Z68XP-UD3-iSSD ...
06:25 pm EDT - Sat, May 28, 2011
Engadget Lodsys shifts in-app purchasing target to Android devs following Apple response
We figured Apple's firm response to Lodsys earlier this week regarding its claims against iOS devs would prompt the patent holder to move on to its next target, and sure enough, it looks as if said ta...
05:01 pm EDT - Sat, May 28, 2011
Engadget Tactile Brush uses sensory illusions to let you feel games, movies
Poor arachnophobes -- it's bad enough that 3D movies can make it look like swarms of eight-legged freaks are pouring out of the screen, now Disney wants you to feel the creepy crawlies, too. In a pres...
03:34 pm EDT - Sat, May 28, 2011
Engadget Alaska Airlines ditches paper flight manuals for iPads
The iPad has already gotten the go-ahead from the FAA as a replacement for paper flight charts and maps, and now Alaska Airlines has become the first major US airline to hop on board the paperless ban...
02:06 pm EDT - Sat, May 28, 2011
Engadget Paypal v. Google: a tawdry tale of trade secret misappropriation
Google and its poached Paypal employees got sued for trade secret misappropriation yesterday, but we didn't know the dirty details until now. A peek at PayPal's complaint reveals there's a bit more to...
12:03 pm EDT - Sat, May 28, 2011
Engadget Visualized: a decade of mapping the universe, and all we got was this bloated JPEG
Thousands upon thousands of galaxies. Ten years to complete. A glance at the most complete map of the local universe anywhere in existence. Something tells us Richard Branson's getting a print for his...
09:04 am EDT - Sat, May 28, 2011
Engadget PlayStation announces official wireless cans for PS3, stereo frags coming September
Perhaps Sony deemed the Ultimate Weapon too powerful (or too expensive) for PlayStation 3 owners, but these new wireless cans ought to keep your ears warm, at the very least. The new official PS3 Wire...
06:02 am EDT - Sat, May 28, 2011
Engadget Microsoft manager teams up with teens to build a fusion reactor in his garage (video)
Normally, if a grown man talks about building a fusion reactor and wants your 13-year-old to hang out in his garage, we'd expect you to smile, back away slowly, and perhaps alert the authorities. But,...
04:24 am EDT - Sat, May 28, 2011
Engadget HP expands laptop battery recall, doesn't want you to feel the burn
HP wants to make sure you don't get burned, literally. For the third May in a row, it's issuing another expansion of its voluntary battery recall on laptops produced from July 2007 to May 2008 --...
02:55 am EDT - Sat, May 28, 2011
Engadget Ask Engadget: best sub-$100 5.1 surround sound system?
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 inquiry is coming to us from Greg, who needs 5.1 surround so...
01:12 am EDT - Sat, May 28, 2011
Engadget ASUS Eee Pad Slider going on sale 'soon,' price is still anyone's guess
ASUS' Eee Pad Transformer might still be difficult to track down, but at least all systems are go for the company's other Honeycomb tablet, the Eee Pad Slider. The company confirmed today that the 10....
11:44 pm EDT - Fri, May 27, 2011
Engadget Leaked AMD roadmap reveals Desna APU, bona fide tablet strategy
What's a chip maker to do after successfully hawking five million of its Fusion APUs? Why, expand the line, of course! A leaked slide deck from within the lairs of AMD is showing off quite a bit o...
10:57 pm EDT - Fri, May 27, 2011
Engadget People of Lava invites Android developers to version 2.0 of its app market for TVs
While Google continues to work on an official Android Market for TVs, Sweden's own People of Lava has announced the second version of the app store for its Scandinavia Android TV. With version 2.0 Peo...
10:04 pm EDT - Fri, May 27, 2011
Engadget Arduino, magnet wire, and Android combine to create poor man's NFC (video)
Jealous of your Nexus S-owning friends and their fancy NFC chips after yesterday's Google Wallet announcement? Well tech tinkerer Joe Desbonnet has whipped up what he dubs "poor man's NFC" using a...
09:00 pm EDT - Fri, May 27, 2011
Engadget Engadget Investigates: Samsung Nexus S 4G WiMAX performance issues
In Engadget Investigates, we explore major issues, working with tech manufacturers and service providers to improve your experience with the gadgets we've all come to depend on. If you'd like us to lo...
08:39 pm EDT - Fri, May 27, 2011
Engadget Google Maps 5.5 for Android cops more Latitude, tweaks Places and transit pages
Last month we asked for a "funny pages" display in Google's next release of Maps that shows a thick dotted line depicting where we've traveled, but it appears the folks at El Goog had a different age...
07:59 pm EDT - Fri, May 27, 2011
Engadget Engadget Podcast 241 - 05.27.2011
It's all about doing new stuff, right? This week, we're doing a lot of new stuff: paying for soda pop with our cell phones, reading books on E Ink displays, and waiting for Duke Nukem Forever. OK,...
07:11 pm EDT - Fri, May 27, 2011
Engadget Hurt Locker lawsuit targets a record-breaking 24,583 IP addresses
It's been almost a year since the producers of The Hurt Locker filed a lawsuit against 5,000 alleged pirates suspected of distributing the film via BitTorrent. Now Voltage Pictures has updated its com...
06:38 pm EDT - Fri, May 27, 2011
Engadget Transportation Department to propose mandatory black boxes in passenger vehicles?
A few years back, the Department of Transportation recommended that auto makers give car owners a heads up when they slip event data recorders -- also known as "black boxes" -- into new models. Now, i...
06:03 pm EDT - Fri, May 27, 2011
Engadget WatchESPN app upgraded for iPad, still restricted to just a few TV providers
The free WatchESPN app that lets users tune into the family sports channels (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3.com) has been upgraded to version 1.1 on iOS (also available for Android) and in the process a...
05:34 pm EDT - Fri, May 27, 2011
Engadget Diffus Solar Handbag charges your cell during the day, may actually leave the closet
Sure, solar-paneled bags are occasionally practical and always geeky, but the women in our lives wouldn't dream of letting us walk around with one, let alone using one themselves. That soon may change...
05:01 pm EDT - Fri, May 27, 2011
Engadget ASUS 'PadFone' to be the final name of the phone-docking tablet?
PadFone. Well, as silly as it sounds, the name sure speaks for itself. Unearthed by our friends over at Pocketnow, this USPTO trademark document was filed by ASUS merely four days ago. Such timing sug...
04:00 pm EDT - Fri, May 27, 2011
Engadget HTC Sensation review
A hotly anticipated smartphone with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a "Super" 4.3-inch screen, and a manufacturer-skinned version of Android 2.3 -- we must be talking about the Samsung Galaxy S II, righ...
03:43 pm EDT - Fri, May 27, 2011
Engadget Lenovo IdeaPad K1 tablet hits some online retailers, still not buy-able
Lenovo still hasn't officially confirmed it, but all signs are pointing to an imminent US launch of its Android-based IdeaPad K1 tablet. It just hit the FCC under the "K1" moniker earlier this month, ...
03:29 pm EDT - Fri, May 27, 2011
Engadget ZiiLabs unveils Jaguar family of Honeycomb tablets for OEMs to devour
Just a few weeks after unveiling its ZMS-20 and ZMS-40 StemCell processors, ZiiLabs has now designed a new family of slates to house them. Developed with the OEM market in mind, the company's new Jagu...
02:59 pm EDT - Fri, May 27, 2011
Engadget Telecommuniations device for the deaf gets hitched to a rotary phone, hacked to run Zork
In today's episode of "But will it run Zork?" a chap named Ulysses got the vintage game to run on a TDD (telecommunications device for the deaf) -- a project he built to show off at the Bay Area M...
02:59 pm EDT - Fri, May 27, 2011
Engadget Telecommunications device for the deaf gets hitched to a rotary phone, hacked to run Zork
In today's episode of "But will it run Zork?" a chap named Ulysses got the vintage game to run on a TDD (telecommunications device for the deaf) -- a project he built to show off at the Bay Area M...
02:27 pm EDT - Fri, May 27, 2011
Engadget NASA asteroid mission could explain how life began (and how ours might end)
There's a slight chance that the Earth could get hit by an asteroid in about 170 years, but don't you worry -- NASA's all over it. This week, the agency announced a new mouthful of a mission known as ...
01:51 pm EDT - Fri, May 27, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile G2X experiencing reboot issues, Gingerbread may be the remedy
Ready for a good story? Gather around, kids, we have an intriguing one to share. The T-Mobile G2X is enjoying its share of controversy this week as concerns arose about the phone experiencing rand...
01:51 pm EDT - Fri, May 27, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile G2x experiencing reboot issues, Gingerbread may be the remedy (update)
Ready for a good story? Gather around, kids, we have an intriguing one to share. The T-Mobile G2x is enjoying its share of controversy this week as concerns arose about the phone experiencing rand...
12:37 pm EDT - Fri, May 27, 2011
Engadget Smartphones, not DVRs, are the biggest threat to TV adverts
TV viewers are a famously fickle bunch, which tends to drive TV advertisers crazy. The prevalent theory remains that skipping past ads using a pesky DVR is the biggest enemy of marketers, but new rese...
12:05 pm EDT - Fri, May 27, 2011
Engadget Nokia: iDoalotmore talking about Symbian than a zombie OS deserves
When you've got an OS in the final throes of life, your choices for stimulating interest are a little limited. Having exhausted the usual avenues of introducing pink and gold-plated versions of its ol...
11:25 am EDT - Fri, May 27, 2011
Engadget New Signal Process introduces BreakOut Stereo and Stomp for the most serious of iOS musicians
If your iPad or iPhone is set to play a starring role at your next, sold-out concert, you may want to check out two new, iOS-friendly interfaces from New Signal Process. Pictured above is NSP's BreakO...
10:40 am EDT - Fri, May 27, 2011
Engadget Sony says PlayStation Network will return to Asia, starting tomorrow
Good news, Asia -- the PlayStation Network is finally coming back. Today, Sony announced that it will restore its gaming network across the continent, more than a month after falling prey to a crippli...
10:04 am EDT - Fri, May 27, 2011
Engadget Xperia Play finally lands at O2 UK, available in black or white
It took a while, but that O2-exclusive white Xperia Play is finally with us. Earlier this month, the UK carrier had promised to deliver the Play in June, but evidently things have gone better than exp...
09:03 am EDT - Fri, May 27, 2011
Engadget Another Samsung WiFi Galaxy Tab 10.1 hits the FCC, this time dubbed GT-P7310
This week brought news that Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 would be released into the wild in just a few days. Today, a WiFi tablet from the Korean company made its way through the FCC bearing model number...
08:11 am EDT - Fri, May 27, 2011
Engadget NHK demos Hybridcast streaming, teams up internet and cable TV for superior 3D delivery
With all the hubbub surrounding competing 3DTV technology, it's easy to forget the all important delivery process: how is your TV getting its content, and what does it mean for the viewer? It may ...
07:08 am EDT - Fri, May 27, 2011
Engadget Apple's iCloud music service will automatically mirror your iTunes library using 'high-quality' tracks?
There's been so much chatter about Apple iCloud that you'd think the streaming music service had already been announced and the deals inked. But it's still just a rumor until an Apple executive takes ...
06:02 am EDT - Fri, May 27, 2011
Engadget Cadence's 4-Bit Chrono Watch lets you do business, disguises your inner geek
Glance above and you'll notice a normal, elegant chronograph watch, correct? Not exactly... See, that jet-black dial is rocking 4-bit binary hour-bars in place of numbers, and looking very geek-ch...
04:58 am EDT - Fri, May 27, 2011
Engadget PayPal swiftly slaps Google with mobile payment suit
Just this morning we reported on the rather jovial atmosphere at Google's big mobile payment announcement -- well, it looks like PayPal's prepared to bring an end to the celebration. According to Bloo...
04:54 am EDT - Fri, May 27, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson boosts Xperia Arc and Play to 2.3.3, includes Facebook integration
Well, Sony Ericsson might just deserve a gold star for effort. A week ago we reported that a possible rollout of the long-rumored Facebook integration update would come to select Xperia series phones ...
03:40 am EDT - Fri, May 27, 2011
Engadget ASUS to unveil a phone-docking tablet at Computex?
We love teasers, but the wait can be unbearable sometimes. Luckily, all it takes is a tweak in the URL to uncover ASUS' upcoming Computex teaser pics ahead of time, as discovered by our eagle-eyed rea...
02:29 am EDT - Fri, May 27, 2011
Engadget Sony stands behind its digital projectors, claims the only thing ruining movies is Russell Brand
In case you missed it over the weekend, the Boston Globe published an article stating that the misuse of 3D lenses on Sony 4K projectors is drastically reducing the amount of light and color in digita...
01:25 am EDT - Fri, May 27, 2011
Engadget HTC officially dissolves locked bootloader policy
The homebrew community may mourn HTC's Thunderbolt, Incredible S, Sensation and EVO 3D, but the company's controversial policy of locking bootloaders is no more. Following a tease yesterday, HTC CEO P...
01:02 am EDT - Fri, May 27, 2011
Engadget Netflix updates Android app, expands device support
Tired of content providers bossing you around, telling you what you can do with your own phone? Good, because Netflix is sick of telling you kids to keep off its lawn. Following a recent update, t...
12:17 am EDT - Fri, May 27, 2011
Engadget Windows tablet OS preview coming next week?
We've heard an awful lot about a Windows tablet OS this past year, with stirrings of a 2012 launch -- heck, even Steve Ballmer's fanned the flames of speculation -- and now the rumor mill's been set i...
11:53 pm EDT - Thu, May 26, 2011
Engadget NASA commits to Orion-based Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle for space exploration
There's been a lot of talk of things coming to an end at NASA lately, but there are also some new beginnings, and the space agency has now officially filled in one big gap. It's announced that the so-...
11:22 pm EDT - Thu, May 26, 2011
Engadget Philips GoGear Connect 7 Android tablet launching in China soon?
An Ode to the Philips GoGear Connect 7:It's rumored to be launching soon,Supposedly hitting shelves in June.Instead of picking Honeycomb,Philips decided to go it on its own.Underneath its skin you'll ...
10:51 pm EDT - Thu, May 26, 2011
Engadget Vodafone truck can recharge 2,000 devices at once, is coming to an Isle of Wight near you
Nothing like a dead battery to kill your Foursquare buzz at a summer concert, eh? Vodafone feels your pain and so, in an act of brilliant PR, is rolling out a 40-foot truck capable of charging up ...
10:12 pm EDT - Thu, May 26, 2011
Engadget Researchers boost multi-core CPU performance with better prefetching
Piling on cores is one way to boost performance, but it's not necessarily the most efficient way -- researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new prefetching technique for proces...
09:41 pm EDT - Thu, May 26, 2011
Engadget Elop: Symbian will continue getting updates until 2016, at least
How much does it take to convince Symbian users their OS is doomed? Just the one slide you see above. Now it seems Nokia CEO Stephen Elop is attempting damage control. In an interview with Nokia C...
09:17 pm EDT - Thu, May 26, 2011
Engadget Nook WiFi and Kobo eReader Touch Edition assault the Amazon Kindle fortress: a chart
The e-reader market just got a lot more crowded this week with the launch of the touch-enabled Nook and Kobo eReader Touch Edition. Will either device be able to take down the Amazon's industry defini...
08:45 pm EDT - Thu, May 26, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Podcast, live at 5:00PM ET!
Hey, we're back again, taking a break for our busy liveblogging schedule to bring you another episode of the Engadget Podcast. Tim and Brian will be joined in studio by each other, because none of our...
08:30 pm EDT - Thu, May 26, 2011
Engadget AirStash wireless flash drive (and iOS app) review
We love ourselves extra storage as much as the next guy, and we also happen to hate cables as much the next guy, so whenever a device promises some extra wiggle room with no strings attached, we're al...
08:02 pm EDT - Thu, May 26, 2011
Engadget NVIDIA 3D Vision machines get 3D YouTube video support on Firefox
NVIDIA and YouTube made a rather caveat-heavy announcement today that promises to bring stereoscopic 3D YouTube videos to NVIDIA 3D Vision PCs and notebooks, running Firefox 4. If you're rocking an NV...
06:44 pm EDT - Thu, May 26, 2011
Engadget Amazon launches Mac Download Store with more than 250 titles
Yes, it's another store within a store at Amazon, this time a Mac Download Store. While software downloads certainly aren't anything new for the online retailer, the Mac store does actually boast a wi...
06:32 pm EDT - Thu, May 26, 2011
Engadget Tesla Roadster 2.5 gets 119 MPGe rating from EPA, still as expensive as ever
Move over, Nissan, because there's a new MPGe king in town. Yesterday, the EPA anointed Tesla's Roadster 2.5 with an MPGe rating of 119, making it the most fuel-efficient car on the market. That place...
06:32 pm EDT - Thu, May 26, 2011
Engadget Tesla Roadster 2.5 gets 119 MPGe rating from EPA, still as expensive as ever (updated)
Move over, Nissan, because there's a new MPGe king in town. Yesterday, the EPA anointed Tesla scored its Roadster 2.5 with an MPGe rating of 119, which would make it the most fuel-efficient car on the...
06:07 pm EDT - Thu, May 26, 2011
Engadget Polaroid GL10 instant mobile printer now available for pre-order, Lady Gaga-approved
So you still can't stun 'em in a pair of Haus of Gaga-designed camera glasses, but the Polaroid GL10 instant mobile printer is now officially available for pre-order -- and rumored to be making an ear...
05:42 pm EDT - Thu, May 26, 2011
Engadget Google Wallet vending on Nexus S hands-on
We just got done watching the unveil of how Google is going to revolutionize the way you pay for denim shorts at the mall, and we just got to try it in a slightly different way -- buying a Coke out of...
05:21 pm EDT - Thu, May 26, 2011
Engadget Some Lenovo ThinkPad X220 owners report downthrottling, reduced performance
No matter how much time we spend with a laptop while we review it, there are some things that are just harder to gauge -- namely, what happens once you've owned the thing for a while and the Sandy Bri...
04:08 pm EDT - Thu, May 26, 2011
Engadget Google Wallet mobile payment service, Google Offers announced
It may not be as big a surprise as Google hoped it would be at this point, but the company has now officially announced its NFC-based Google Wallet mobile payment service, complete with backing from a...
03:47 pm EDT - Thu, May 26, 2011
Engadget Live from the Google Wallet press event!
Okay, so we're not totally sure Google will be unveiling its Google Wallet contactless payment system, but we're rather certain that whatever the company has to unveil will have something to do with p...
03:32 pm EDT - Thu, May 26, 2011
Engadget HTC Thunderbolt issues abound, but a fix is on the way
As if the one-call-wonder's battery life wasn't enough, the update pushed out to HTC Thunderbolt owners a couple weeks back has some devices randomly rebooting. Verizon and HTC have said they're worki...
03:11 pm EDT - Thu, May 26, 2011
Engadget Buffalo's 256GB SSD comes with 6Gbps SATA interface, silly price tag
The SSD market is about to get a little more crowded, now that Buffalo has unveiled a new, 256GB fatty. The company's SSD-N256S/MC400 has a SATA 6Gbps interface, supports multi-level cell NAND Flash m...
02:46 pm EDT - Thu, May 26, 2011
Engadget Kenwood's still making Media Kegs, announces bilingual MG-G608 for the Japanese market
We've been covering Kenwood's Media Kegs since the dawn of Engadget, and though we haven't seen one in awhile, there's no question this line of MP3 players is still alive and kicking. The company just...
02:22 pm EDT - Thu, May 26, 2011
Engadget Madfinger announces new Shadowgun game, with Tegra 2 and Kal-El support
Madfinger Games, the Czech Republic-based company behind Samurai II: Vengeance, has just announced Shadowgun -- a futuristic, shoot 'em up game for Tegra 2-equipped Android phones and tablets. Availab...
01:59 pm EDT - Thu, May 26, 2011
Engadget Gadgets convicted of making us miserable, dodgy stats used as evidence
Gadgets need to be rounded up and thrown in a cell right alongside meat glue, child pageants and other notorious public enemies. The crime? Stressing people out, according to researchers at Ipsos ...
01:32 pm EDT - Thu, May 26, 2011
Engadget Omnio's WOWKeys keyboard now shipping, ready to dock your iPhone for $100 (video)
Remember that Omnio WOWKeys keyboard we mentioned back in November -- the one that brings full-sized QWERTY functionality to your iPhone or iPod Touch? Well, it's now available for your consumptio...
01:07 pm EDT - Thu, May 26, 2011
Engadget Best Buy Mobile Upgrade Checker reveals other numbers on your Sprint account, invites scaremongering
Some crack reporting from an NBC affiliate news station has revealed a little foible in Best Buy's cellphone upgrade checking utility. If you punch in your Sprint mobile number and ZIP code, you get t...
12:48 pm EDT - Thu, May 26, 2011
Engadget Amphibious Aquapod might be the clumsiest robot ever (video)
It may look like nothing more than a random piece of seaside trash, but that ugly little creature you're staring at is actually known as Aquapod -- an amphibious robot that crawls around by falling ov...
12:11 pm EDT - Thu, May 26, 2011
Engadget Skype goes down globally, investigation underway
There's a pretty widespread outage of Skype going on right this minute, judging by the explosion of tweets relating to it. It's not universal, as we've been able to log in and use the internet communi...
12:11 pm EDT - Thu, May 26, 2011
Engadget Skype goes down globally, investigation underway (update: restored)
There's a pretty widespread outage of Skype going on right this minute, judging by the explosion of tweets relating to it. It's not universal, as we've been able to log in and use the internet communi...
11:44 am EDT - Thu, May 26, 2011
Engadget KDDI haptic smartphone prototype promises up to seven layers of touch, only shows off two
Ah, another possibly vaporous, yet intriguing addition to a long line of haptic patents and prototypes. Today's offering: a KDDI smartphone mockup (utilizing Kyocera display technology) promising to r...
10:49 am EDT - Thu, May 26, 2011
Engadget Yahoo upgrades its email for everyone, puts Facebook updates and tweets in your inbox
Yahoo is the latest in a line of would-be champions to try to topple king Gmail from its perch atop the email mountain. The company's newest Mail Beta (no relation to Gmail Beta) was introduced last O...
10:02 am EDT - Thu, May 26, 2011
Engadget Hasselblad's 200 megapixel H4D-200MS camera now shipping, breaks your bank
Hasselblad's H4D-200MS is yet another upgrade to its H4D camera line that we want badly, but wouldn't have a need -- or a budget -- for. This latest piece of kit is nearly identical to the 50 megapixe...
09:14 am EDT - Thu, May 26, 2011
Engadget Chinese prisoners forced to produce virtual gold, real profits for their guards
The virtual goods economy of massively multiplayer online games may be thriving, but it's also stimulating an undesirable side-effect: exploitation. A former detainee at a prison in Heilongjiang provi...
08:29 am EDT - Thu, May 26, 2011
Engadget Kingmax flaunts world's first 64GB microSD card
In case you'd forgotten (and who could blame you), Kingmax used to have a thing for setting small records -- even if it meant one-upping itself. Four years later, the king is back and he brought a 64G...
07:37 am EDT - Thu, May 26, 2011
Engadget Leica announces $749 V-LUX 30 compact camera
You know the drill: Panasonic introduces a perfectly capable camera, and a few months later Leica tweaks a few angles, paints it black, and slaps its iconic logo on its own version of it -- admittedly...
06:30 am EDT - Thu, May 26, 2011
Engadget Verizon bonanza: Droid X2, Revolution, Trophy, and Xperia Play hit Big Red today
Verizon is seriously diversifying its portfolio today with the official in-store launch of four new smartphones. Three of them roll up in Android gear, though they all have major selling points beyond...
05:56 am EDT - Thu, May 26, 2011
Engadget HTC's 10-inch 'Puccini' Honeycomb tablet still rumored for summer release
What would a morning be without a little injection of rumorjuice courtesy of DigiTimes? Today's tattle has HTC's 10.1-inch LTE "Puccini" tablet hitting mass production in June with AU Optronics an...
04:43 am EDT - Thu, May 26, 2011
Engadget Sony makes good, doles out identity protection activation codes for PSN and Qriocity users
Still feeling burned by Sony's record-breaking PlayStation Network outage? Fret not, promised reparations have arrived: a short form on the PlayStation website is now distributing activation codes...
03:32 am EDT - Thu, May 26, 2011
Engadget Barnes & Noble clarifies battery life on new Nook, calls out Kindle
Wondering which electronic reader reigns supreme when it comes to extreme battery life? If you ask Amazon, it's the Kindle, but Barnes & Noble begs to differ -- and it has some numbers to back...
02:26 am EDT - Thu, May 26, 2011
Engadget Google's NYC partner event happens tomorrow, join the liveblog fun here live
Well, it's certainly been a busy week in the city! First Kobo, then Mango, then Nook, and now... Google Wallet? Yes, it looks like Big Search is coming to contactless payments, finally giving Nexu...
01:36 am EDT - Thu, May 26, 2011
Engadget Google gets creative, names new NFC payment system Google Wallet?
Yesterday, anonymous sources said that El Goog and Sprint would debut a new NFC payment system on May 26th -- otherwise known as tomorrow. Today, a leak allegedly from The Container Store appears to h...
01:36 am EDT - Thu, May 26, 2011
Engadget Google gets creative, names new NFC payment system Google Wallet? (Updated)
Yesterday, anonymous sources said that El Goog and Sprint would debut a new NFC payment system on May 26th -- otherwise known as tomorrow. Today, a leak allegedly from The Container Store appears to h...
12:39 am EDT - Thu, May 26, 2011
Engadget Pioneer AppRadio hands-on
We got a chance to experience Pioneer's iOS-connected in-dash AppRadio in action this afternoon, and even got to see the thing running in a real-deal automobile. So did it meet our expectations? W...
12:39 am EDT - Thu, May 26, 2011
Engadget Pioneer AppRadio hands-on (updated with video!)
We got a chance to experience Pioneer's iOS-connected in-dash AppRadio in action this afternoon, and even got to see the thing running in a real-deal automobile. So did it meet our expectations? W...
11:27 pm EDT - Wed, May 25, 2011
Engadget Comcast will start testing an IPTV service at MIT, new Xcalibur guide coming your way sooner
According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Comcast will start testing a new video delivery system that is completely internet protocol based at the Massachussetts Institute of Technology in "th...
10:40 pm EDT - Wed, May 25, 2011
Engadget ASUS Matrix GTX 580 and MARS II desktop graphics cards revealed, devour PCI slots
With all the talk of ASUS's tablets recently it's easy to forget the company also dabbles in graphics cards, some large enough to blot out the sun. We've got some details on its latest contestants fo...
10:03 pm EDT - Wed, May 25, 2011
Engadget EVO 2 console promises to bring Android gaming to your TV this fall
Remember the Linux-based EVO game console? We can certainly forgive you if you don't, but it did actually end up shipping, and "sold out" according to the company the behind it. Now that company, ...
09:23 pm EDT - Wed, May 25, 2011
Engadget Sony announces VAIO SA series ultraportable, puts VAIO F series up for pre-order
Having trouble keeping Sony's slim VAIO S series laptops straight? It's okay, we are, too, especially now that the company's unveiled the SA series, a 13.3-inch ultraportable that's poised to go t...
08:47 pm EDT - Wed, May 25, 2011
Engadget Pioneer unveils its AppRadio, integrates iOS into your automobile
Rumors regarding Pioneer's AppRadio hit the web last month, promising unparalleled iDevice integration for our automobiles. Pioneer has finally unleashed the double-DIN device, and it's everything we ...
08:27 pm EDT - Wed, May 25, 2011
Engadget Sony announces 160GB PlayStation 3 bundle with Call of Duty: Black Ops
If you still haven't given in to your hankering for a PlayStation 3, you might want to check out this promotion Sony is teasing. The company just announced a limited edition PS3 bundle pairing Call of...
08:04 pm EDT - Wed, May 25, 2011
Engadget Spotify and Facebook partner up, send Europe a friend request?
Spotify may still be in tough negotiations with record labels to bring its streaming music service to the US, but the Swedish company has managed to score a powerful stateside ally, reportedly strikin...
07:42 pm EDT - Wed, May 25, 2011
Engadget Microsoft to launch web-based Windows Phone Marketplace alongside 'Mango'
We're not quite sure why Microsoft didn't make mention of it during its big event yesterday, but the company has now confirmed that its forthcoming "Mango" update will also bring with it another big a...
07:31 pm EDT - Wed, May 25, 2011
Engadget Sprint teams up with Motorola for June 9 event, finally launching a Tegra 2 device?
Sprint and Motorola have a little special something up their sleeves, and are rolling them up to show off their latest "collaborations" at a press luncheon on June 9th. Since big bosses CEO Dan Hesse ...
07:11 pm EDT - Wed, May 25, 2011
Engadget North Korea apparently pumping out state-sponsored PCs
North Korea has already made its mark on the tablet market -- albeit a rather unimpressive attempt -- and even produced a supreme leader-approved OS, and now the DPRK is further proving its tech ambit...
07:11 pm EDT - Wed, May 25, 2011
Engadget North Korea apparently pumping out state-sponsored PCs (updated)
North Korea has already made its mark on the tablet market -- albeit a rather unimpressive attempt -- and even produced a supreme leader-approved OS, and now the DPRK is further proving its tech ambit...
06:43 pm EDT - Wed, May 25, 2011
Engadget Panasonic resurrects Sanyo's pistol-grip camcorders, trots out three new models
Worried that Panasonic would kill off Sanyo's signature pistol-grip camcorders after it bought its rival last year? Fear not -- Panny just went and resurrected Sanyo's ergonomic design with three ...
06:17 pm EDT - Wed, May 25, 2011
Engadget Altec Lansing Mix iMT810 is big, loud, desperately seeking Ione Skye's affection
Altec Lansing popped by our offices earlier today to show off the successor to its oversized Mix iMT800 iPhone / iPod dock. There's not a heck of a lot to talk about in terms of changes with the iM810...
05:43 pm EDT - Wed, May 25, 2011
Engadget Add GPS to your Viewsonic G-Tablet and test your soldering skills
If you picked up one of those G-Tablets, but are now suffering from buyer's remorse after realizing how much you miss GPS, there's a solution -- provided you have a strong DIY streak. It turns out Vie...
05:10 pm EDT - Wed, May 25, 2011
Engadget TweetDeck and Twitter, together at at last
We've been hearing rumors for a while that Twitter was looking to make TweetDeck a member of its flock, and now, the blue bird crew has made it official. All Things D reports that the deal was done fo...
05:10 pm EDT - Wed, May 25, 2011
Engadget TweetDeck and Twitter, together at last
We've been hearing rumors for a while that Twitter was looking to make TweetDeck a member of its flock, and now, the blue bird crew has made it official. All Things D reports that the deal was done fo...
04:41 pm EDT - Wed, May 25, 2011
Engadget Climbing robot can scale walls on a supersonic stream of air, won't leave fingerprints behind
There are plenty of wall climbing robots roaming the Earth, but few can scale heights as gracefully as this little guy can. Developed by researchers at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, thi...
04:00 pm EDT - Wed, May 25, 2011
Engadget Droid Incredible 2 review
It wasn't that long ago that we were jonesing for a Nexus One on Verizon. What HTC gave us instead was the Droid Incredible, with the same 1GHz Snapdragon CPU and gorgeous 3.7-inch AMOLED display -- n...
03:54 pm EDT - Wed, May 25, 2011
Engadget Gingerbread finally coming to Droid X Friday, Droid 2 and Pro to follow?
After several leaks Verizon and Motorola have finally gotten their act together -- Droid X owners, get ready for a little love in the form of Blurified Gingerbread. Verizon just reached out to let us ...
03:23 pm EDT - Wed, May 25, 2011
Engadget Acer Iconia Tab A100 delayed due to Honeycomb compatibility issues?
Acer was already kind enough to give us a heads up that it would not be launching the Iconia Tab A100 in May, as planned. But the company wasn't exactly champing at the bit to explain why its 7-inch, ...
02:43 pm EDT - Wed, May 25, 2011
Engadget TomTom announces Go Live 800 series PNDs for lost Europeans
TomTom's Go Live family got a little larger today, with the unveiling of the company's new 800 series of PNDs. With the purchase of an 820 or 825 GPS, you'll get a year's worth of free access to HD Tr...
02:25 pm EDT - Wed, May 25, 2011
Engadget Xperia Play first in line for mobile Minecraft port
If you want to be the first in your hood to take Minecraft with you wherever you go, you'll have to pick up an Xperia Play. The block-building game where cubed avatars hide from creepers and create vi...
02:25 pm EDT - Wed, May 25, 2011
Engadget Xperia Play first in line for mobile Minecraft port (video)
If you want to be the first in your hood to take Minecraft with you wherever you go, you'll have to pick up an Xperia Play. The block-building game where cubed avatars hide from creepers and create vi...
02:04 pm EDT - Wed, May 25, 2011
Engadget AT&T bringing LTE to five cities this summer
AT&T announced last fall that it would begin its LTE rollout in mid-2011, and it's now finally delivered a few more details. The carrier has just confirmed that five markets -- Dallas, Houston, Ch...
01:51 pm EDT - Wed, May 25, 2011
Engadget KDDI's Swing navigation system helps you find your way around a store, avoid human interaction
GPS can help you get to your favorite bookstore, but once you're there, it probably won't find that Thomas Pynchon book you're looking for. That's where KDDI's Swing navigation system comes in. Taking...
01:31 pm EDT - Wed, May 25, 2011
Engadget MeeGo Conference 2011 sights and sounds (video)
So the MeeGo Conference is winding down here in San Francisco and we have prowled the exhibitor area over the past couple of days to bring you a taste of what's stimulated our eyes and ears at the eve...
01:09 pm EDT - Wed, May 25, 2011
Engadget LG Revolution coming to Verizon tomorrow for $250 on contract
That's right, kids, and we have the press release to prove it: the LG Revolution that we got our hands on at CES is coming to Verizon tomorrow for $250 (with a new, two year customer agreement). Sadly...
12:56 pm EDT - Wed, May 25, 2011
Engadget Getaround car sharing service goes live, rent out your ride with an iPhone app and car kit
We expressed our excitement when we first heard about Getaround, the personal car rental service that enables users to rent out their autos by the hour or day, and at TechCrunch Disrupt the service ha...
12:34 pm EDT - Wed, May 25, 2011
Engadget Cox ditches 3G network infrastructure, sticks with airwaves borrowed from Sprint
Cox Communications had some grand designs on the cellular market, but they're not panning out quite as the company planned -- FierceWireless reports that though Cox already poured cash into rolling ou...
12:12 pm EDT - Wed, May 25, 2011
Engadget Google backs Alta Wind Energy Center, boasts $400 million clean energy milestone
Google announced today that it's throwing $55 million dollars to the wind... energy, that is. A post to the official Google blog said the company has invested the aforementioned amount in the Alta Win...
11:47 am EDT - Wed, May 25, 2011
Engadget NASA abandons Mars rover Spirit, chooses to remember the good times
More than a year after it first lost contact with its Mars rover Spirit, NASA has finally decided to throw in the towel. Yesterday, the agency confirmed that it will end all planned communications wit...
11:13 am EDT - Wed, May 25, 2011
Engadget Samsung's AF315 All-in-One 3D PC targets the sophisticated woman and those who aspire to be one
Say what you will about Samsung's questionable chaebol business practices and KIRFy ways, at least the company's got the stones to openly target a specific demographic with its marketing pitches. This...
10:42 am EDT - Wed, May 25, 2011
Engadget Cray XK6 supercomputer smashes petaflop record, humbly calls itself a 'general-purpose' machine
Sure, IBM's ten petaflop supercomputer may sound impressive, but Cray can do you five better -- the outfit just announced the Cray XK6, an upgradable, hybrid supercomputing system capable of more than...
10:09 am EDT - Wed, May 25, 2011
Engadget ASUS preparing an ultraslim Eee PC 'with a twist' for Computex
ASUS' week of merciless teasers continues today with a silhouette of what the company calls a "super-slim sensation [with] a twist." It's an Eee PC and there are no doubts about it being a netbook, bu...
09:24 am EDT - Wed, May 25, 2011
Engadget Nokia Oro is covered with 18ct gold on the outside, tinged with Symbian regret inside
Nokia has just unveiled a strange new beast of a smartphone. Internally, it's your good old C7 -- 3.5-inch AMOLED screen, 720p video recording, 8 megapixel camera, a pentaband radio, and Symbian as yo...
08:33 am EDT - Wed, May 25, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 may ship with Android 3.1 on board, said to be 'a few days away'
Do you like Android 3.1? Do you like tablets slimmer than the iPad 2? You might want to talk to Samsung in that case, because the Galaxy creator has put those two features together on its Gala...
08:33 am EDT - Wed, May 25, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will ship with Android 3.1 on board, said to be 'a few days away'
Do you like Android 3.1? Do you like tablets slimmer than the iPad 2? You might want to talk to Samsung in that case, because the Galaxy creator has put those two features together on its Gala...
07:47 am EDT - Wed, May 25, 2011
Engadget BT and Everything Everywhere will start LTE trial in rural UK this September
Some of the UK's most remote parts still don't have access to broadband of any kind, but later this year, they might have the sort that makes us look on in envy. BT and Everything Everywhere are plann...
07:14 am EDT - Wed, May 25, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson's Canadian online store hacked, more than 2,000 customers' data taken
The hackers just won't give poor Sony a break, will they? Following the infamous PSN breach last month and an attack on the company's Greek online music service earlier this week, Sony Ericsson ha...
05:49 am EDT - Wed, May 25, 2011
Engadget StreakDroid 2.0.0 gives the gift of Gingerbread to Streak hackers
If you've been following along, you know that a phone enthusiast named DJ_Steve has kept the Dell Streak fresh, thanks to a series of hacked ROMs, dubbed StreakDroid. The latest version, 2.0.0 (or Gin...
04:40 am EDT - Wed, May 25, 2011
Engadget EVO 3D shipping with locked down bootloader, but HTC may reconsider policy
We've got some good news and some bad news. Let's do the bad news first: much like the Sensation, Thunderbolt, and Incredible S, Android Police has confirmed that the upcoming HTC EVO 3D will also be ...
03:06 am EDT - Wed, May 25, 2011
Engadget Ford car seat prototype keeps its sensors on your heart, so you can keep your eyes on the road
Chevy had the whole "Heartbeat of America" thing cornered in the 80s, but now its Ford's turn to get in on the action. The car maker's European research team unveiled a prototype car seat capable of m...
01:59 am EDT - Wed, May 25, 2011
Engadget Visualized: Androidify avatar dance party (video)
Have your YouTube dance videos been lacking something? Can't quite put your finger on it? How 'bout another, more Android-y you to add some diversity to your One, Two Step? The folks who b...
12:51 am EDT - Wed, May 25, 2011
Engadget Kindle 3G gets ad-supported $164 version, basically sells your eyeballs for a $25 discount
It's been one heck of a week for e-readers, with a new $139 touchscreen Nook in town and a $129 finger-friendly Kobo as well. What's Amazon going to do about the newfound competition? Simply lower...
12:33 am EDT - Wed, May 25, 2011
Engadget Windows Phone 'Mango' will be used on first Nokia WP devices (updated: multiple!)
Nokia has noted Microsoft's announcement of the new Windows Phone 7 (aka Mango) with word that the software being demonstrated today will be the one we'll see on the first Nokia with Windows Phone dev...
11:57 pm EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget NHK's flexible OLED is both literally and figuratively green (video)
When it's not pushing Super Hi-Vision, the hopeful 7,680 x 4,320 successor to HD, NHK also dabbles in small, flexible OLED panels. The Japanese public broadcaster recently showed off a 5-inch prototyp...
11:14 pm EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget Google opening seawater-cooled data center, finally glad it applied for that Wave trademark
Google raised a few eyebrows when it purchased a Finnish paper mill back in 2009 -- what, the world, wondered, would the king of cloud services want with reams of tree guts? Space for a data cente...
11:14 pm EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget Google opening seawater-cooled data center, finally glad it applied for that Wave trademark (video)
Google raised a few eyebrows when it purchased a Finnish paper mill back in 2009 -- what, the world, wondered, would the king of cloud services want with reams of tree guts? Space for a data cente...
10:41 pm EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget Splitfish FragFX Shark to surface for Xbox 360, make friends with wired controller
Splitfish is finally bringing its flagship PC and PS3 mouse controller to the Xbox, albeit packing an odd wireless caveat. Although the FragFx Shark 360 is billed as an identical twin to its PS3 count...
10:06 pm EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget Digital Storm's ODE gaming PC brings the heat
It may look like a space heater (in the best way possible, of course), but what you're looking at is actually Digital Storm's very first pre-built gaming system, the ODE. Available in your choice of "...
09:32 pm EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget Dell's XPS 15z goes on sale in the US, shiny aluminum is yours from $999
The Dell XPS 15z may not be the gamechanger we'd hoped for, but it's one heck of a Windows PC, and today the aluminum and magnesium alloy machine is on sale in the United States starting at $999. You'...
08:54 pm EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile's Bobsled voice service returns to Facebook, relationship status now less complicated
We're still waiting for some more news about its promised mobile apps, but T-Mobile's new Bobsled sub-brand has now cleared one big hurdle that was thrust in front of it. The company's initial offerin...
08:21 pm EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget Cydle i30 cradle delivers digital TV to your iPhone, finally lands at FCC
Back in 2010, when we caught a glimpse of Cydle's M7 Android tablet at CES 2010, the company was also touting the i30, an iPhone cradle capable of delivering real-time digital TV to the smartphone. Th...
07:56 pm EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget Gigabyte's ECO600 mouse passes through the FCC, boasts 12-month battery life
Gigabyte's ECO600 wireless laser mouse -- which was introduced last month -- just landed at the FCC, which means it and its tiny 2.4GHz adapter should be in the hands of consumers very soon. As far as...
07:31 pm EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget Duke Nukem Forever goes gold, will meet promised June deadline (really!)
Back in January, Gearbox Software released a Duke Nukem Forever trailer, and our inner 13 year-old -- only a lascivious gleam in his father's eye when the game was first announced! -- thrilled to its ...
07:06 pm EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget Google and Sprint team up to take your digital dollars with new NFC payment system?
There's been rumors of a Google-fied mobile payment system for some time, and now it looks like the Mountain View crew is teaming up with Sprint to finally make it happen. Last month, we heard that th...
07:06 pm EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget Google and Sprint team up to take your digital dollars with new NFC payment system? (updated)
There's been rumors of a Google-fied mobile payment system for some time, and now it looks like the Mountain View crew is teaming up with Sprint to finally make it happen. Last month, we heard that th...
06:52 pm EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget NZXT stops being so sensitive with $40 Avatar S gaming mouse
It seems that the people at NZXT love gamers almost as much as they hate vowels. The company today took the wraps off of the Avatar S, a replacement for the already discontinued Avatar gaming mouse. T...
06:02 pm EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget IBM's Jeopardy-winning supercomputer headed to hospitals. Dr. Watson, we presume?
We always knew that Watson's powers extended well beyond the realm of TV trivia, and now IBM has provided a little more insight into how its supercomputer could help doctors treat and diagnose their p...
05:34 pm EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget New CyanogenMod lets you rule Android app permissions with an iron fist
We've recently seen Google crack down on rogue apps and patch some server-side security issues, but let's not forget Android does have a small measure of built-in security: app permissions. But as wit...
04:43 pm EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget Windows Phone Mango and Bing Vision hands-on
We're done listening, it's time to start doing. Microsoft had a number of Windows Phone Mango devices scattered about after this morning's intimate event concluded. So we grabbed one, went somewhere q...
04:01 pm EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget Sony's new OLED display promises higher quality images, glitch-free brightness
It may not be as flexible as some of the other displays we saw at last week's SID conference, but Sony seems confident that its new OLED panel will deliver high quality images with enhanced, glitch-fr...
03:38 pm EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget Windows Phone Mango augmented reality hands-on
We're still waiting to get our first big bite of the full Mango experience after this morning's liveblog, but we were able to get a quick hands-on with a few of the apps making use of the operating sy...
03:33 pm EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget Samsung's Explore 3D video on demand service hits the US
Well, it looks like folks in the US didn't have to wait that long to get Samsung's new Explore 3D video on demand service after all. Just over a week after launching in the UK, the app has now made it...
03:01 pm EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget Dell curiously missing from Windows Phone 'Mango' hardware partner list, Microsoft says 'stay tuned'
Microsoft this morning added Acer, Fujitsu and ZTE to its stable of Windows Phone hardware partners, but look at that image above and you'll find one name missing. Yes, Michael Dell's surname is a not...
03:01 pm EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget Dell curiously missing from Windows Phone 'Mango' hardware partner list, Microsoft says 'stay tuned' (updated)
Microsoft this morning added Acer, Fujitsu and ZTE to its stable of Windows Phone hardware partners, but look at that image above and you'll find one name missing. Yes, Michael Dell's surname is a not...
03:00 pm EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget Qualcomm confirms its Snapdragon processor will power 'new generation of Windows Phone' devices
We'd heard some rumblings ST-Ericsson might be moving in on its turf with Nokia's Windows Phone devices, but Qualcomm has now reasserted that it's still the main game in town. Following the big Mango ...
02:22 pm EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget Windows Phone 'Mango' will be used on first Nokia WP device
Nokia has noted Microsoft's announcement of Windows Phone 7.1 (aka Mango) with word that the software being demonstrated today will be the one we'll see on the first Nokia with Windows Phone device. T...
02:22 pm EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget Windows Phone 'Mango' will be used on first Nokia WP devices (updated: multiple!)
Nokia has noted Microsoft's announcement of the new Windows Phone 7 (aka Mango) with word that the software being demonstrated today will be the one we'll see on the first Nokia with Windows Phone dev...
02:13 pm EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget Barnes & Noble announces new touch-enabled Nook for $139
Not to be outdone by Kobo which just unleashed it's latest E Ink reader yesterday the folks at Barnes & Noble are back with the latest update to their line of Nook devices. The "all new" Nook is b...
02:13 pm EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget Barnes & Noble announces new touch-enabled Nook for $139 (video)
Not to be outdone by Kobo which just unleashed it's latest E Ink reader yesterday the folks at Barnes & Noble are back with the latest update to their line of Nook devices. The "all new" Nook is b...
02:01 pm EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget Live from Microsoft's Windows Phone VIP preview event!
Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 VIP Preview Event is when you'll finally find what's coming next for Microsoft's biggest little operating system yet. Are you ready? Sure you are. Come, join us at the ...
02:00 pm EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget Windows Phone 'Mango' search offers location-specific results, app integration (video)
Windows Phone's latest iteration (codename Mango) is all about keeping it in the hood. We had a chance to sit down with a Windows Phone rep before today's big reveal, and they let us in on a couple of...
01:16 pm EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget Microsoft announces Windows Phone 'Mango' update, coming in early autumn
Mango may no longer be a secret in and of itself, but we doubt Microsoft would've set up an entire event to preview its big Windows Phone update if there was nothing hidden up that Redmond sleeve. To ...
01:16 pm EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget Microsoft announces Windows Phone 7.1 'Mango' update, coming in autumn
Mango may no longer be a secret in and of itself, but we doubt Microsoft would've set up an entire event to preview its big Windows Phone update if there was nothing hidden up that Redmond sleeve. To ...
01:16 pm EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget Microsoft announces Windows Phone 'Mango' update, coming in autumn
Mango may no longer be a secret in and of itself, but we doubt Microsoft would've set up an entire event to preview its big Windows Phone update if there was nothing hidden up that Redmond sleeve. To ...
01:16 pm EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget Microsoft announces Windows Phone 'Mango' update, coming in autumn (updated)
Mango may no longer be a secret in and of itself, but we doubt Microsoft would've set up an entire event to preview its big Windows Phone update if there was nothing hidden up that Redmond sleeve. To ...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget Sonos now streaming MOG music at 320kbps
If you live in the US and own a Sonos whole-home audio system then the world of streaming audio truly is your oyster. You'd be hard pressed to name a single major domestic audio service not available ...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget NPG, CSU partner for $49 dynamic digital textbooks
The worst part of being a college student? Pricey learning materials... they make even Ramen noodles a fancy meal. This fall, students at California State University will be at least make a step u...
12:49 pm EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget Opera Mini lands on the iPad in version 6.0
Been loving the Opera Mini experience on your iPhone and wishing for it on your larger iOS device? Opera is today turning that desire into reality with the release of v6.0 of its Mini mobile brows...
12:38 pm EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget Toshiba abandoning plans for Windows 7 tablet, Chromebook?
We were expecting Toshiba to launch its Windows 7 tablet during the second half of this year, but rumor has it that the company may be abandoning the slate altogether. DigiTimes is reporting that both...
12:16 pm EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget Seeeduino ADK lets you build Android accessories on the cheap
Not interested in forking over the $400 required for one of Google's recommended Android Open Accessory development kits? Well, then it looks like you now have another considerably cheaper option ...
11:52 am EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget Solar-powered butterfly chandelier is a fluttering mass of art and light
Look closely at that blue blob up above and you'll realize it's made up of 500 butterflies, each one meticulously cut from photovoltaic cells. The hundreds of insects collect the sun's rays as they fl...
11:20 am EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget European Commission regains sanity, cancels "22 million SYMBEOSE project
Last November, to the surprise and dismay of many, the European Commission decided it needed to stimulate some homegrown innovation in the mobile space and pulled together €22 million in a public...
10:54 am EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget Pantech Vega No.5 bringing sexy back to tabletphones, packs 1.5GHz dual-core chip
Yes, tabletphones are coming back! Joining the eccentric Dell Streak 5 is Pantech's conveniently named Vega No.5 (or IM-T100K), a 5-inch Android 2.3.3 smartphone powered by Qualcomm's brawny dual-core...
10:19 am EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget Acer's 10-inch Oak Trail tablet running Android 3.0 rumored for July delivery
Paul Otellini already told us that we'd see new Android tablets running Intel silicon at Computex. Now DigiTimes is quoting loose-lipped upstream component makers who claim that Acer is set to launch ...
09:41 am EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget Windows Phone 7.1 is the likely name for Mango OS update
Microsoft's proper preview event for the next big release of Windows Phone may be mere hours away, but there's still time for a bit of good old fashioned web sleuthing before then. Latest on our radar...
08:48 am EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget AMD Llano quad-core APUs and Zambezi octa-core CPUs get priced, the former listed inside an HP dv6
Don't mistake the relative quietness from AMD on the APU front for inactivity. Ever since announcing the first shipment of its Llano Accelerated Processing Unit in April, the company's been working be...
07:58 am EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget AirPlay for Windows Media Center does exactly what you're thinking it does
This isn't the first time Windows has been invited to the AirPlay party, but Thomas Pleasance's AirPlay for Windows Media Center addin seems to already be one of the smoother combinations we've seen a...
07:03 am EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 priced at "606 by Amazon.de, joined by 10.1 model in a pre-order dance
The US already knows when Samsung will launch its updated Galaxy Tab models and for how much, but that picture hasn't been quite as lucid over in Europe. Amazon.de is doing its best to dissipate the m...
06:32 am EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget Barnes & Noble selling Nooks for $99 on eBay
What do you do just before you decide to upgrade your old device with some new hotness? You sell the old stuff on eBay, right? Well, B&N doesn't seem to have any better ideas than you as i...
05:58 am EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget HP EliteBook 8460w, 8560w, and 8760w mobile workstations all go on sale
If Dell's latest 17-inch powerhouse is too beastly for your next business trip, HP has begun selling its trio of new EliteBook mobile workstations, with screen sizes as small as 14 inches. In the case...
04:56 am EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget IE9 code for Windows Phone 7 complete, adds landscape address bar
Ballmer didn't get specific when he said the Windows Phone Mango update would bring 500 new features, but we'd bet our blue screens that a handful of those additions are wrapped up in IE9. In addition...
04:01 am EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile flips on 42Mbps HSPA+ across 55 markets, launching Rocket 3.0 modem stick tomorrow
Fellow road warriors, we bring you good news: starting today, T-Mobile customers across 55 markets -- including Chicago, Detroit, Honolulu, Pittsburgh, Miami, and many more -- will have immediate acce...
02:49 am EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget Sony shows off, folds up super flexible organic TFT display
E-reader manufacturers are doing their darnedest to get their devices to behave more like the old fashioned books we've all since abandoned, but we won't be happy until we can roll one up and stuff it...
01:52 am EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget i-Buddie Oak Trail tablet makes cameo at Meego Conference 2011
Well what do we have here? We were loitering around the Intel booth here at the MeeGo Conference in San Francisco when we spotted this lonely little device resting unsupervised in the back, so we ...
01:09 am EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget Dell XPS 15z review
For years, Dell's been teasing supermodel-thin laptops, each one flawed out of the gate: too pricey, too underpowered, and with underwhelming battery life. This time, Dell told us we'd get something d...
12:33 am EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget Google releases OTA update for Chrome OS, Cr-48 owners can upgrade now
Google recently rolled out the beta release of Chrome 12, and now Cr-48 owners are getting a matching version of Chrome OS. This latest version, 0.12.433.48, brings bug fixes, Flash 10.2.158.22, a fil...
12:11 am EDT - Tue, May 24, 2011
Engadget Microsoft's Windows Phone VIP preview happens tomorrow, liveblog happens here!
Microsoft has some Mango-flavored updates in store for its Windows Phone operating system, and we're going to be there live to see whether they're really ripe. Really juicy. Steve Ballmer has promised...
11:22 pm EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget Researchers create 26 terabit-per-second connections with just a single laser
Remember that pair of 100 terabit-per-second connections we told you about earlier this moth? Impressive? Sure, but not entirely practical thanks to the massive banks of lasers (370 to be exac...
10:51 pm EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget Dell XPS 15z available in Australia and Asia, fits Sandy Bridge in under an inch of thickness
The XPS 15z, true to Michael Dell's word, is now with us. Provided "now" is May the 24th in whatever part of the world you happen to live in. Laptop shoppers in Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan...
10:17 pm EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget Random Hacks of Kindness brings hackers together for the greater good next month
What could possibly bring hackers in 18 cities around the world together for a weekend next month? Potentially a lot of things, but on June 4th and 5th it'll be the third annual Random Hacks of Ki...
09:46 pm EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget Ballmer: 'next generation of Windows systems' coming next year
The name "Windows 8" may have been tossed around a lot as of late, but Steve Ballmer himself has only just now uttered the name for the first time in public at the company's developer forum in Japan. ...
09:25 pm EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget i3D app brings glasses-free 3D to iOS, tracks your gaze like a creepy portrait tracks Scooby Doo (video)
i3D is a new app that can create a glasses-free 3D display on iDevices, using a technology known as Head-Coupled Perspective (HCP). Developed by the folks from the Engineering Human-Computer Interacti...
09:02 pm EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget Ubiquitous iRemoTap puts your powerstrip in the cloud, turns lights off remotely (video)
It probably won't help you if you leave your oven on, but if you let lights linger after leaving home, Ubiquitous' iRemotTap may help you save a few Kilowatts. This seemingly vanilla powerstip is anyt...
08:37 pm EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget Verizon rolling out LTE coverage in 21 additional markets on June 16th, wins 4G blackjack
This could be just the news your lonely little Thunderbolt has been waiting for. Verizon today announced the addition of 21 new markets to its LTE coverage, starting June 16th. The list includes some ...
08:01 pm EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget Square Register and Card Case hands-on
It looks like Square's little headphone jack-connected credit card reader has some company. The mobile payment startup introduced two new additions to its unique stable of payment options in San Franc...
07:45 pm EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget Apple responds to Lodsys infringement accusations, says developers are not responsible
Apple has responded to developers targeted by Lodsys, a patent holding firm that accused iOS devs of infringing on its intellectual property covering in-app upgrade purchases. In a letter from Apple d...
07:41 pm EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget Sony BMG Greece hacked, company's security woes continue
It's the security nightmare that just won't end, and right now there's got to be plenty of Sony executives beginning to wish someone would pinch them already. After taking quite a PR and financial bea...
07:17 pm EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget Eee Pad Transformer gets overclocked to 1.4GHz, deemed less than stable
While many of you continue your quest for an Eee Pad Transformer, some folks, predictably, have already figured out how to overclock it. Someone in the XDA forum posted a custom kernel allowing hacker...
06:54 pm EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget Toyota to launch social network for people who like to befriend car dealerships
Man, social networks have taken on a loose definition as of late, haven't they? Toyota just announced plans to launch one for its customers, and while our initial reaction was an eye-roll and sigh...
06:32 pm EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget AMD announces new, more energy efficient Embedded G-Series APUs
AMD has just rolled out two new additions to its line of Embedded G-Series APUs, combining Fusion-based processing with reduced power consumption. Both the T40E and T40R rock the same 64-bit x86 Bobca...
06:07 pm EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget Sprint HTC EVO 4G now shipping with Gingerbread? (Update: mistakenly posted)
Lookie here, everyone -- we just pointed our browsers over to Sprint's official online store and if our eyes aren't deceiving us, the HTC EVO 4G is now shipping with Gingerbread. This is definitely ne...
05:45 pm EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget Red Flag Software, others announce MeeGo-based operating systems
We're still waiting for a peek at some new hardware, but today's MeeGo Conference in San Francisco has now produced an announcement of another sort. Four companies -- including Red Flag Software, Linp...
05:37 pm EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget HTC EVO 3D priced at $200 on contract, free pack-ins cost your dignity
You've been able to pre-order an HTC EVO 3D since last week, but it involved a bit of a leap of faith since both price and release date were unannounced. Well, we can now solve at least one of those m...
05:05 pm EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget Kogeto Dot brings bite-size panoramic video recording to iPhone 4 (hands-on)
We've seen panorama add-ons for the iPhone before, but Kogeto's offering is quite a bit more pocketable than other crowd-funded solutions. The Kogeto Dot snaps onto an iPhone 4 in your choice of paste...
04:37 pm EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget Xi3 modular PC reborn as Chrome desktop, promises independence from local storage
Chromebooks a tad too mobile for you? Sensing the market is at last ready for Google's web-based OS, Xi3 decided to ship the ChromiumPC, an updated version of the modular, Chrome-based desktop it ...
04:37 pm EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget Xi3 modular PC reborn as Chrome OS desktop, promises independence from local storage
Chromebooks a tad too mobile for you? Sensing the market is at last ready for Google's web-based OS, Xi3 decided to ship the ChromiumPC, an updated version of the modular, Chrome OS-based desktop ...
04:00 pm EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget Smartphone buyer's guide: the best phones for Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and more!
The world of smartphones changes mighty quickly, and if you blink, you're bound to miss the latest and most delectable devices. That's where we come in, to provide timely roundups of everything your f...
03:42 pm EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget ZMP RoboCar ditches driver, creates own map (video)
How does a self-driving car know where it's going? By using a map, of course -- preferably a self-generated one. In yet another video exemplifying breakneck golf-cart-like speeds, the ZMP RoboCar ...
03:21 pm EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget Somnus Sleep Shirt watches while you sleep, won't be creepy about it (video)
Monitoring sleep patterns usually involves a hydra of sensors that keep track of brain activity, muscle movements and heart rates, but a startup called Nyx Devices has developed a new night shirt that...
03:01 pm EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget Smarter elevators sort riders, stand ready to enforce social hierarchies
While we're still awaiting pneumatic tubes that can whisk us to our destinations, elevators have been gaining a few IQ points. For example, they can be voice-activated or recognize an ID badge and rou...
02:40 pm EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget Droid 3 details leaked: dual-core processor, 4-inch qHD screen, no LTE?
You've probably already seen the leaked pictures of the Droid 3, but what you really want to know is what's going on underneath that chrome trim. TechnoBuffalo claims to have the inside scoop and it s...
02:32 pm EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget Kobo unbuttons for $129 eReader Touch Edition, we go hands-on (video)
Kobo today kicked off Book Expo America with the launch of a new six-inch, one-button touchscreen e-reader -- named, appropriately enough, the Kobo eReader Touch Edition. Priced at $130 -- $10 cheaper...
02:18 pm EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget Amazon's Android tablet coming in 10- and 7-inch models with quad-core Tegra power?
We've pretty much accepted that Amazon will release a proper Android tablet in 2011. The details, however, are still unclear. Enter Silicon Valley analyst, Tim Bajarin, who claims to have some inside ...
01:52 pm EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile lauches new individual and family plans right on schedule
As rumored, T-Mobile overhauled its individual and family plans today and simplified your options to just three tiers of voice service. Individuals can choose between 500, 1,000 or unlimited minutes, ...
01:25 pm EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget Caption Contest: HTC Chairwoman Cher Wang drops by Apple's Palo Alto Store
So what if Apple might be suing your company for millions and billions of dollars? You're Cher Wang and Cher Wang shops wherever she damn well pleases. HTC's co-founder and Chairwoman was recently...
01:05 pm EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget Invisible iPhone prototype puts the 'hand' back in 'handset' (video)
Not too long ago, the invisible iPhone was nothing more than satirical fodder for the Onion. Now, Patrick Baudisch and his team of researchers at the Hasso-Plattner Institute have moved closer to maki...
12:47 pm EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget Entourage shuts down Edge content store, devices reportedly discontinued
It seems natural selection has finally caught up with the Entourage Edge. When we first reviewed the combination touchscreen/E Ink "dualbook," we wondered whether its neither-fish-nor-fowl design woul...
12:26 pm EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget Sony estimates $3.2b loss this year, $171 million cost for PSN breach
It has not been a good year for Sony, which was affected both by the massive earthquake in March and the PSN outage that spanned from April into May. There couldn't be any doubt that those things woul...
12:01 pm EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget Steve Ballmer promises 'over 500' new features in Mango, teases new WP handsets for tomorrow
Just how big of an upgrade will the Mango release of Windows Phone be? Try "500 new features" big. Steve Ballmer revealed that seductively round number in a speech over in Japan today, where he al...
12:01 pm EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget Steve Ballmer promises 'over 500' new features in Mango, teases new WP handsets for tomorrow (updated)
Just how big of an upgrade will the Mango release of Windows Phone be? Try "500 new features" big. Steve Ballmer revealed that seductively round number in a speech over in Japan today, where he al...
12:01 pm EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget Steve Ballmer promises 'over 500' new features in Mango, teases new WP handsets (updated)
Just how big of an upgrade will the Mango release of Windows Phone be? Try "500 new features" big. Steve Ballmer revealed that seductively round number in a speech over in Japan today, where he al...
11:51 am EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget Livescribe Connect upgrade lets you share doodles in several ways, just not wirelessly (video)
Pen pushers who took a chance on Livescribe's note-recording smartpen have benefited from some nice apps, hacks and upgrades along the way. Now the company's latest productivity-booster is a software ...
11:18 am EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget Nissho starts selling 52-inch, glasses-free 3D TV with Full HD resolution in Japan
Remember Dimenco? A four-man splinter group of former Philips employees, the company has been hard at work refining its glasses-free 3D display tech and today some of the earliest fruit of its lab...
10:54 am EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget Brazil's World Cup host cities first in line to get 4G upgrades
Well, it looks like folks in Brazil that live in one of the twelve host cities for the 2014 FIFA World Cup now have another reason to be glad their city was chosen. The Brazilian government has just a...
10:19 am EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget Dell XPS 15z coming tomorrow for $999?
The thinnest 15-inch laptop "on the planet" is coming tomorrow, costing a measly $999, according to the Wall Street Journal. In a profile of Dell's recent history and forthcoming plans in the consumer...
10:19 am EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget Dell XPS 15z coming tomorrow for $999? (update)
The thinnest 15-inch laptop "on the planet" is coming tomorrow, costing a measly $999, according to the Wall Street Journal. In a profile of Dell's recent history and forthcoming plans in the consumer...
10:19 am EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget Dell XPS 15z coming tomorrow for $999? (updated)
The thinnest 15-inch laptop "on the planet" is coming tomorrow, costing a measly $999, according to the Wall Street Journal. In a profile of Dell's recent history and forthcoming plans in the consumer...
09:31 am EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget BBC HD quietly begins broadcasting in 1080p, but not all Sony HDTVs can handle it
We'd pretty much given up waiting for broadcast 1080p, since other than some video on-demand services you'll generally need to stick to Blu-ray to tick that box, but around the end of March BBC HD cha...
08:49 am EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget ASUS gets Computex 2011 started early with a tablet teaser
Oh ASUS, what are you up to now? The company that brought us the wildly popular Eee Pad Transformer has another new tablet brewing in its design labs, which we're promised we'll get to witness for...
08:49 am EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget ASUS gets Computex 2011 started early with a tablet teaser, asks us 'pad or phone?'
Oh ASUS, what are you up to now? The company that brought us the wildly popular Eee Pad Transformer has another new tablet brewing in its design labs, which we're promised we'll get to witness for...
08:24 am EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget Sony to remaster select PSP titles for PlayStation 3, allow cross-device continuous gameplay
As much as you love your PSP, we suspect that its low graphics definition is starting to bug even the most devoted fans. Sure, you can wait for the almighty NGP, but for the time being, Sony's offerin...
07:59 am EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget HP thinks the TouchPad will be 'better than number one,' if that's even possible
HP's expectations for its new TouchPad tablet are running pretty high -- so high, in fact, that they can only be expressed with a make-believe number. During a recent press conference in Cannes, HP's ...
07:17 am EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget HTC Holiday to be a 4.5-inch behemoth with qHD resolution, 1.2GHz dual-core, and AT&T future
HTC brought in the 4.3-inch craze, but now that that form factor has gone mainstream, it's looking to even larger dimensions. A 4.5-inch HTC Holiday has been dug up by none other than 911sniper, which...
06:27 am EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget iPhone 5 may feature curved glass screen, continue iPod nano legacy
DigiTimes has been canvassing its manufacturing industry sources again, and today it's managed to extract some intel regarding Apple's typically secretive supply chain. Steve Jobs' team are said to ha...
05:05 am EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget Movie theaters could screw up your 2D movies by leaving the digital projector set up for 3D
We generally prefer to do our movie viewing in our own home theaters, but when we succumb to the temptation of public moviehouses we often choose digital projection hoping for a flawless viewing exper...
04:01 am EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget Hulu Plus on TiVo Premiere hands-on
As rumored, Hulu Plus is now officially available on the TiVo Premiere, and according to TiVo, this "further extends its lead as the only one-box solution that integrates in one easy-to-use user inter...
03:08 am EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget Foxconn confirms third death from explosion, earlier watchdog report points at aluminum dust
Following the tragic explosion at Foxconn's Chengdu plant on Friday, the company has now confirmed to All Things Digital the death of a third employee, with nine remaining in hospital. While investiga...
03:08 am EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget Foxconn confirms third death from explosion, earlier watchdog report points at aluminum dust (updated)
Following the tragic explosion at Foxconn's Chengdu plant on Friday, the company has now confirmed to All Things Digital the death of a third employee, with nine remaining in hospital. While investiga...
02:50 am EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget Samsung Germany puts cart before horse: Galaxy Tab 10.1 peripherals on sale now
Like what you've seen of Sammy's slim new slate, but aren't so psyched about typing sans tactile feedback? Well, worry no more, as Samsung Germany is showing off some peripherals for the ten-inch ...
01:33 am EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget Astronomers snap black hole murder in graphic detail (video)
We tend to imagine a black hole sucking everything around it straight into oblivion. The truth, however, is even more gruesome. Astronomers have just captured an ultra hi-res image of our neighbouring...
12:00 am EDT - Mon, May 23, 2011
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: bubble dresses, LEDs galore and otherwordly stadiums
New York Design Week took Manhattan by storm this week and Inhabitat was on the scene at all the design shows to bring you up-to-the-minute coverage of this year's freshest new designs. We brought you...
10:57 pm EDT - Sun, May 22, 2011
Engadget Toshiba Thrive tablet up for pre-order starting at $449, may finally have an official name
Information about Toshiba's Honeycomb tablet has been spotty at best since the company unveiled it amid a sea of like-minded slates way back in January at CES. We've seen it teased and were subjected ...
09:52 pm EDT - Sun, May 22, 2011
Engadget Maker Faire 2011, in pictures: Arduinos, Androids, and angry robots (video)
The rapture has come and gone, but the Maker Faire powers on. Despite warnings of a May 21st doomsday, folks came out in droves for the annual celebration of all things DIY, and we were there to bring...
09:24 pm EDT - Sun, May 22, 2011
Engadget Sony's SmartAR demoed live, raises the bar for augmented reality (video)
Remember Sony's SmartAR? The markerless AR technology that promises reality augmentation without the need for unsightly tattoos? It's back again, showing itself once more after an all-too-brie...
08:23 pm EDT - Sun, May 22, 2011
Engadget Lady Gaga uses Chrome, and here's the 91-second film to prove it
One of the world's most (in)famous names has picked a side in the browser battles -- last night saw the debut of a new Google Chrome commercial, starring Lady Gaga and her "little monsters." Spanning ...
07:20 pm EDT - Sun, May 22, 2011
Engadget Switched On: Adding to Android's army
Android, as Andy Rubin (no relation) has pointed out on multiple occasions, plays a game of numbers. And at Google I/O, the company carrying on its development shared some large ones: 100 million acti...
05:41 pm EDT - Sun, May 22, 2011
Engadget MF Doom Sneaker Speakers are perfect for the supervillain rapper who has everything (video)
Back in March, Nash Money showed off a pair of Nike Air Force 1s that he had turned into desktop speakers -- pretty rad, but hardly flashy enough for a supervillain / rapper. The professional sneaker ...
04:00 pm EDT - Sun, May 22, 2011
Engadget The Protect IP Act: Google's Eric Schmidt squares off against RIAA and MPAA
Protecting intellectual property sounds like such a noble cause that you'd have to be a anarchistic free-market extremist to be against the idea, right? Actually, we don't think Google CEO Eric Sc...
02:17 pm EDT - Sun, May 22, 2011
Engadget Hyperkin's PS3 Remotext weds Blu-ray remote with keypad controller, DualShock 3 frets
With the PSN finally back up, it's time for important things -- you know, messaging your buds for a Black Ops pwning spree or hitting up Netflix. Hyperkin's Remotext for PS3 wants to help you get back...
12:48 pm EDT - Sun, May 22, 2011
Engadget TMS RamSan-70 SSD packs 2GB-per-second throughput, up to 900GB capacity
There are SSDs and then there are SSDs -- the Texas Memory Systems (TMS) RamSan-70 is definitely the latter, packing 900GB of high-speed SLC NAND flash onto a single half-length PCIe card. Boasting an...
11:02 am EDT - Sun, May 22, 2011
Engadget Apple Store celebrates 10th anniversary with 2.0 experience, iPads locked in Lucite (video)
We already wished the Apple Store a happy 10th anniversary, looking back to see what's changed (and what hasn't) in a decade of retail presence. Now Apple's tweaking things even more, launching the so...
09:48 am EDT - Sun, May 22, 2011
Engadget Apple patent application reveals an LCD with switchable, privacy-protecting viewing angles
Don't you hate it when the guy next to you on the subway is looking over your shoulder, watching you screw up in Fruit Ninja? Well, Apple could have predicted your discomfort -- back in November 2...
06:20 am EDT - Sun, May 22, 2011
Engadget NC governor will let cable-backed bill restricting municipal broadband become law
We've repeatedly hammered Time Warner Cable (and its big-cable cronies) for crying to the North Carolina legislature about municipal broadband. TWC claims it can't compete with taxpayer-backed ISPs su...
03:57 am EDT - Sun, May 22, 2011
Engadget Mimics helps you cope with your Sync-less existence (video)
Much as we hate to admit it, we can't all afford a fancy new car with Sync or Mini Connected inside -- I mean, come on, we're not made of money, people. Thankfully, it seems MP3Car has a pretty slick ...
02:17 am EDT - Sun, May 22, 2011
Engadget How would you change Samsung's Galaxy S 4G?
Oh, sure -- Samsung's Galaxy S II should be hitting American airwaves quicker than you can say "Where'd my weekend go?," but we're living in the here and now, aren't we? Now that you've surviv...
11:33 pm EDT - Sat, May 21, 2011
Engadget Google's blocking Android Market movie rentals on rooted devices because of copy protection
Rooting your Motorola Xoom won't stop you from getting an LTE hardware upgrade, but it will throw up a roadblock if you're trying to watch movies rented from YouTube / Android Market. Android Central ...
11:33 pm EDT - Sat, May 21, 2011
Engadget Google is blocking Android Market movie rentals on rooted devices because of copy protection
Rooting your Motorola Xoom won't stop you from getting an LTE hardware upgrade, but it will throw up a roadblock if you're trying to watch movies rented from YouTube / Android Market. Android Central ...
10:01 pm EDT - Sat, May 21, 2011
Engadget US lags in broadband adoption and download speeds, still has the best rappers
U, S, A! We're number nine! Wait, nine? At least according to a recent broadband survey by the FCC, yes. The good ol' US of A ranked ninth (out of the 29 member countries of the Organization for E...
07:37 pm EDT - Sat, May 21, 2011
Engadget Hulu Plus on TiVo promos pop up in stores and online, suggest launch soon
Although TiVo announced it would offer Hulu Plus back in September we're still waiting for it to arrive on those Premiere DVRs. Twitter user @dlayphoto spotted these materials in their local Best Buy ...
06:03 pm EDT - Sat, May 21, 2011
Engadget HP gives TouchSmart 610 a second crack, this time with Sandy Bridge CPU options
HP may have announced its TouchSmart 610 all-in-one just a shade too soon for it to ship with Core 2011 processors, but that doesn't mean the company was above pushing out a refresh just a few months ...
04:00 pm EDT - Sat, May 21, 2011
Engadget Why Apple is trademarking Thunderbolt and why Sony might be left out
Thunderbolt (formerly known as Light Peak) may have been developed by Intel, but it's Apple that's been snatching up all the trademark glory. The company first filed in November of 2010 in Jamaica, th...
02:38 pm EDT - Sat, May 21, 2011
Engadget HTC Evo 3D, View 4G available for pre-order at Sprint
Sprint customers holding out for the HTC Evo 3D can now inch slightly closer to that glasses-free display -- without dropping by RadioShack. The carrier has confirmed that you can reserve the WiMAX ha...
01:01 pm EDT - Sat, May 21, 2011
Engadget Google's CR-48 apparently shipping again, doing the prototype death rattle
Reports are trickling in that Google has begun shipping the CR-48 to eager testers who've thus far been empty-handed after signing up for the units back in December. Could it be? Is the plucky pro...
10:59 am EDT - Sat, May 21, 2011
Engadget HP rolls out budget-minded Pavilion g6s laptop with Sandy Bridge
HP has already rolled out a few new Sandy Bridge laptops this month, but it's now back with yet another: the Pavilion g6s. Like the still-available g6t and g6x, this one packs a 15.6-inch display with...
08:16 am EDT - Sat, May 21, 2011
Engadget Product portal, tweets suggest 'Thrive' moniker for Toshiba's Honeycomb tablet
"What's in a name?" We'd ask Toshiba, but the company hasn't been able to give its upcoming 10.1-inch Honeycomb tablet one in five months -- or has it? If you'll recall, Toshiba registered the...
06:44 am EDT - Sat, May 21, 2011
Engadget Clickfree C2 Rugged hard drive can fall down, backup
There's just something about the phrase "built to strict U.S. military standards" that makes us want to go positively medieval on a rugged device. Sadly, the aforementioned qualifier doesn't mean that...
06:28 am EDT - Sat, May 21, 2011
Engadget Bookeen does real time web browsing and scrolling on standard E Ink screen (video)
Bookeen has already taunted us with an E Ink Pearl display hacked to playback clips of chubby bunnies without so much as a hicup, now it's showing off web browsing and scrolling on the same screen. It...
04:41 am EDT - Sat, May 21, 2011
Engadget Google News Archives stops digitizing old newspapers, picks great day to do it
Ain't like you'll be reading 'em anyway after today's over.Google News Archives stops digitizing old newspapers, picks great day to do it originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 21 May 2011 00:41:00 E...
02:38 am EDT - Sat, May 21, 2011
Engadget Ask Engadget: best extended battery for power-hungry smartphones?
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 inquiry is coming to us from Chuck, who seems to be having a...
01:16 am EDT - Sat, May 21, 2011
Engadget Sharp Aquos Android clamshell tricks friends into thinking you can't afford a smartphone
Looking for a handset that harkens back to simpler, pre-smartphone era, without losing the Googley luster of Android? We've got the perfect phone for you, and all you've got to do is move to Japan...
11:42 pm EDT - Fri, May 20, 2011
Engadget Flyer Friday: Best Buy starts selling HTC's seven-inch slate today
We thought HTC's Flyer wasn't going on sale until May 22nd, but it appears a certain big box retailer has changed its plans. Our tipsters have told us that stores with the device in stock have started...
10:32 pm EDT - Fri, May 20, 2011
Engadget Flottille unfolding origami is anti-nanotechnology, pro-chilaxing (video)
Turn the lights off, crank up your Music for Airports LP, and clear your appointments for the rest of the afternoon -- it's time to get your relaxation on with Flottille, tiny paper snowflakes that un...
09:28 pm EDT - Fri, May 20, 2011
Engadget Screen Grabs: The Mentalist takes the iPad to new heights
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.Well, it sure looks like Th...
08:31 pm EDT - Fri, May 20, 2011
Engadget Comcast's next generation Xfinity Spectrum DVR shows off quad tuners, new menu and apps
It's been about six months since we heard Comcast was running tests of a brand new set-top box platform but now thanks to one of our tipsters we're able to see it in action and find out what's on the ...
07:56 pm EDT - Fri, May 20, 2011
Engadget MeeGo 1.2 lands for netbooks and tablets, leaves handsets hanging on the telephone
Just because Nokia has done everything short of taping a "Dear John" letter to MeeGo's mirror doesn't mean the OS is dead. In fact, Intel's Linux-based baby just got a refresh to version 1.2. So what'...
07:33 pm EDT - Fri, May 20, 2011
Engadget Is this Samsung's first medium format digital camera?
Look closely at that photo above. Those, friends, are digital cameras from Samsung. That's right, even that boxy one that looks quite a bit like an old-school medium format film shooter. This photo wa...
06:59 pm EDT - Fri, May 20, 2011
Engadget MVS California's Volumetric Head Up Display is a 3D laser show for your car's windshield (video)
Your windshield is good for more than just keeping bugs out of your mouth. It's also a big blank canvas waiting to display helpful info like directions, traffic notifications, and safety information. ...
06:23 pm EDT - Fri, May 20, 2011
Engadget iRiver's T9 is the affectionate, all-purpose MP3 player your inner schoolgirl always wanted (video)
Been searching for an MP3 player that can do it all, including whisper sweet nothings in your ear? Behold the iRiver T9, a slim, Barbie pink number with screen savers that say, "I love you" and "e...
05:53 pm EDT - Fri, May 20, 2011
Engadget Fabrice Bellard builds PC emulator in JavaScript to run Linux in a browser
Tired of playing around with Android apps in your web browser courtesy of Amazon's virtual machine? Well, thanks to super hero programmer Fabrice Bellard, you can now try your hand at something a ...
05:21 pm EDT - Fri, May 20, 2011
Engadget Windows Phone 7-style music player for Android arrives from the developer of LauncherPro
Any Android fans that envied Windows Phone 7's Metro UI style can have it for their media player (the launcher has been done before, try Launcher 7 in the Market), thanks to this app released by the d...
04:58 pm EDT - Fri, May 20, 2011
Engadget 4G netbook onslaught imminent as Verizon clears Novatel LTE radio to run on its network
Xoom owners might still be waiting for an LTE upgrade, but it does look like 4G netbooks and tablets could be hitting Verizon's network pretty soon. The carrier, known for its stringent testing standa...
04:34 pm EDT - Fri, May 20, 2011
Engadget 3M announces Cloud Library e-book lending service for '21st century' libraries
Both Amazon and Sony have already hopped aboard the e-book library lending train and now, it looks like they'll have to make room for 3M, as well. Yesterday, the company announced a new Cloud Library ...
04:00 pm EDT - Fri, May 20, 2011
Engadget Engadget Podcast 240 - 05.20.2011
The world: it's always changing. The technology world [a subset of the world]: it's also always changing. From the Beginnings department: The PlayStation Network is reborn in most nations, the Thinkpa...
03:29 pm EDT - Fri, May 20, 2011
Engadget Explosion at Foxconn's Chengdu plant injures several, could affect iPad 2 production (update: video)
An explosion occurred at Foxconn's Chengdu plant earlier today, with reports claiming several workers have been injured. The Taiwanese company has yet to release a statement regarding figures and the ...
03:29 pm EDT - Fri, May 20, 2011
Engadget Explosion at Foxconn's Chengdu plant kills two
An explosion occurred at Foxconn's Chengdu plant earlier today, with reports claiming several workers have been injured. The Taiwanese company has yet to release a statement regarding figures and the ...
02:59 pm EDT - Fri, May 20, 2011
Engadget Intel goes ULV for laptops to combat the oncoming tablet horde
Intel has been talking up its x86-powered smartphones and battery-sipping Atoms for tablets quite a bit recently, but the company hasn't forgotten its roots in traditional PC form-factors. At an inves...
02:32 pm EDT - Fri, May 20, 2011
Engadget PSA: New Nook Color partitioning only leaves 1GB for music, other sideloaded content
If you're planning to pick up a Nook Color, keep an eye out for a little blue dot on the box -- no, they're not defective, but new models with the dot have been tweaked to make sure Barnes & Noble...
02:09 pm EDT - Fri, May 20, 2011
Engadget Creepy new Air Force camera can identify and track you from far, far away
Sure you can do neat things like unlock your iPhone using facial recognition, but the Air Force has far grander visions for the tech. Specifically it wants a camera that can identify and track possibl...
01:37 pm EDT - Fri, May 20, 2011
Engadget Eurocopter X3 hybrid sets new speed record of 430kmh, readies for next search and rescue mission
See that chopper right there? That's the Eurocopter X3, and as of last week, it can cruise at more than half the speed of a commercial jet. Although the helicopter was striving to hit 220 knots, i...
01:37 pm EDT - Fri, May 20, 2011
Engadget Eurocopter X3 hybrid sets new speed record of 430kmh, readies for next search and rescue mission
See that chopper right there? That's the Eurocopter X3, and as of last week, it can cruise at more than half the speed of a commercial jet. Although the helicopter was striving to hit 220 knots, i...
01:05 pm EDT - Fri, May 20, 2011
Engadget Sigma SD1 starts shipping in June for $9,700, has its sights set on medium format lovers
Sigma knows that $9,700 is a lot of money to pay for, well, anything, so it's couching the hefty price tag on its new flagship DSLR, the SD1, in the context of it competing against medium format digit...
12:47 pm EDT - Fri, May 20, 2011
Engadget Paralyzed man can stand and walk again, thanks to spinal implant
Here's an amazing story to end your week on a high note: a 25-year-old paraplegic is now walking again, thanks to a groundbreaking procedure developed by neuroscientists at the University of Louisvill...
12:14 pm EDT - Fri, May 20, 2011
Engadget Dutchman integrates a 4.5GHz water-cooled rig into his d3sk
Cooler Master's 2011 Case Mod Competition looks to be the gift that keeps on giving. After serving up a Tron lightcycle and an architectural marvel, it's now playing host to a mod that redefines the i...
11:26 am EDT - Fri, May 20, 2011
Engadget Mutewatch now in production, set to silently manage your day by July (video)
We first caught wind of Mutewatch AB's eponymous sort of anti-watch -- a personal vibrating time management wristband, equipped with a hidden touch-activated LED display -- when it became available fo...
10:42 am EDT - Fri, May 20, 2011
Engadget Stream Hulu on your Nook Color, ditch Fitzgerald for Family Guy
In case you need still more distraction from using your Nook Color to, you know, read, now you can have Hulu's extensive video library at your fingertips, thanks to a simple 19-step process. Replacing...
10:07 am EDT - Fri, May 20, 2011
Engadget Emoti-bots turn household objects into mopey machines (video)
Some emotional robots dip deep into the dark recesses of the uncanny valley, where our threshold for human mimicry resides. Emoti-bots on the other hand, manage to skip the creepy human-like pitfalls ...
09:28 am EDT - Fri, May 20, 2011
Engadget Microsoft shutters Pioneer Studios, we pour one out for J Allard
It's been about a year since he left Microsoft, but the J Allard era came to a more definitive close yesterday, with the shuttering of his brainchild, Pioneer Studios. Microsoft opened the incubation ...
08:50 am EDT - Fri, May 20, 2011
Engadget Android Honeycomb has hidden Gingerbread interface, enabled by higher LCD density
Google's already indicated that tablets and smartphones won't be sharing the same Android build until Ice Cream Sandwich in Q4, though interestingly enough, it turns out that the tablet-friendly Honey...
08:11 am EDT - Fri, May 20, 2011
Engadget Lexar dual-slot CF SD reader packs USB 3.0, downloads cards six times faster (video)
For professional photographers, every second counts when downloading images on a deadline -- especially when you throw enormous HD video files into the mix. With the $50 Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dua...
07:23 am EDT - Fri, May 20, 2011
Engadget Orange and Barclaycard launch 'Quick Tap' NFC mobile payments in the UK
Yay for the UK, it's now one step closer to catching up to the Japan of last decade. Mobile carrier Orange is today launching the UK's first mobile phone contactless payment service, dubbed Quick Tap,...
06:32 am EDT - Fri, May 20, 2011
Engadget HTC Flyer lands at Best Buy on May 22nd for $500, Magic Pen sold separately
The 16GB-equipped, 7-inch Flyer from HTC is making its way west this week. Best Buy, which gets the honor of exclusively launching the WiFi-only Android tablet in the US, has revealed Sunday as the of...
05:51 am EDT - Fri, May 20, 2011
Engadget Nokia's Windows Phones will feature dual-core ST-Ericsson U8500, says STMicroelectronics chief
As you'll no doubt be aware, Qualcomm currently enjoys a stranglehold on processing hardware inside Windows Phone handsets. Its Snapdragon chip stars in both Microsoft's original and updated chassis s...
04:29 am EDT - Fri, May 20, 2011
Engadget Key pattern analysis software times your typing for improved password protection
The recent pilfering of PlayStation Network passwords and personal info shows that having a strong passcode doesn't always guarantee your online safety. However, key-pattern analysis (KPA) software fr...
03:25 am EDT - Fri, May 20, 2011
Engadget Google to buy Modu patents, hopefully leave Nokia alone
It took complete failure to do it, but it looks like Modu founder Dov Moran finally found that new source of capital he went hunting for last November. In an effort to pay back creditors and unpaid wa...
02:22 am EDT - Fri, May 20, 2011
Engadget Walmart prices HP TouchPad 32GB at $599?
PlayBoy Magazine might not have had the HP TouchPad's price dead to rights, but it also might not have been far off the mark -- if this allegedly leaked Walmart database entry is correct, the 32GB ver...
01:19 am EDT - Fri, May 20, 2011
Engadget Adobe dominates Kaspersky Lab's top ten PC vulnerabilites list
Being number one is usually an honor, but not when it comes to Kaspersky Lab's top ten PC vulnerabilities list. Unfortunately for the software giant, Adobe took top dishonors for Q1 this year, pulling...
01:19 am EDT - Fri, May 20, 2011
Engadget Adobe dominates Kaspersky Lab's top ten PC vulnerabilities list
Being number one is usually an honor, but not when it comes to Kaspersky Lab's top ten PC vulnerabilities list. Unfortunately for the software giant, Adobe took top dishonors for Q1 this year, pulling...
12:37 am EDT - Fri, May 20, 2011
Engadget Galaxy Tab 8.9 keyboard dock spied in Russia, TouchWiz poked on video
Hey, look at that: it's a keyboard dock for the Galaxy Tab 8.9. The folks at mforum.ru caught this guy on camera at the Russian launch of Samsung's latest slates. We don't have a lot of details here, ...
12:03 am EDT - Fri, May 20, 2011
Engadget Google Music Beta invites start rock 'n rolling out
Been on pins and needles since Google unveiled its long awaited Music Beta service at I/O? Good news: it seems that the non-Xoom owners among us are finally getting a crack at the thing. We've rec...
11:34 pm EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget AT&T demos speedy LTE, calls 28.8Mbps downloads realistic for real people
GigaOM got to peek inside inside AT&T's Foundry innovation center in Texas this week, and the tour came with a special treat -- a first glimpse at how AT&T's upcoming LTE network might perform...
11:02 pm EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget Tenacious robot ashamed of creator's performance, shows mankind how it's done (video)
Looks like researchers have made another step towards taking Skynet live: giving robots the groundwork for gloating. A Swiss team of misguided geniuses have developed learning algorithms that allow ro...
10:32 pm EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget Apple patent application suggests partial storage of music to speed up streaming
Could Apple's forthcoming cloud-based music service have a leg up in speed compared to its competitors? It might if a recently published patent application from the company actually pans out. It s...
10:01 pm EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget Microsoft offers free Xbox 360 with back-to-school PC, professors shake their gray, uncool heads
With only the best interests of its younger customers at heart, Microsoft has a new back-to-school promotion: starting May 22, college students buying a new Windows 7 PC can also get a free Xbox 360 4...
09:27 pm EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget Sony unveils flexible color e-paper, new glasses-free 3D LCD displays at SID 2011
We saw some fancy panels and flashy lights on the show floor at SID this week, but Sony decided to keep its latest display offerings tucked away in an academic meeting. We're getting word today from T...
08:45 pm EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Podcast, live at 5:00PM ET!
Has it been a week already? The Engadget Podcast is back for another thrilling installment of live audio streaming excitement. This time out, reviews editor Dana Wollman is going to put down the T...
08:36 pm EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget HTC HD7S coming to AT&T on June 5 for $200
Do we sense just a wee bit of jealousy here? Not to be outdone by Verizon's Windows Phone darling, AT&T swiftly reacted to the Trophy's official launch by whipping the long-expected HTC HD7S o...
08:22 pm EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget Kingston refreshes DataTraveler Ultimate USB 3.0 flash drive, demonstrates the high price of speed
Sick and tired of the Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0's slow-as-molasses 80MB/sec read speeds? Good news, the flash drive has been souped up for a second generation, offering up 100MB/sec read ...
07:58 pm EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget NEC's dual-screen LifeTouch W tablet shipping in Japan this June
NEC caught our attention at CES with a dual-screen Android tablet / e-reader that, at the time, it was calling the LT-W Cloud Communicator. Well, it's since been rebranded the LifeTouch W and it will ...
07:37 pm EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget AMD quad-core A8-3530MX processor for laptops to debut in June?
Turkish website Donanimhaber has correctly pegged some early NVIDIA details in the past, and it's now back with a leak of a new AMD Fusion chip that's said to be a part of the company's upcoming "Sabi...
07:14 pm EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget Willard Boyle, man who revolutionized digital imaging, dies at 86
We have some sad news to share with you today: Willard Boyle, the man who created the imaging technology behind everything from digital cameras to barcode scanners, has died at the age of 86. In 2009,...
06:53 pm EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget XtremeMac InCharge Auto & Home BT chargers stream music, phone calls over bluetooth
There are many ways to get your phone's tunes to your system's speakers, and now thanks to XtremeMac, you have two more. At $80, the InCharge Home BT is just $20 cheaper than an Apple TV, and it only ...
06:33 pm EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, Arc getting Android 2.3.4 update next week, Facebook integration in tow
There's still no confirmation as to when it will be headed to the soon-to-be-released Verizon Xperia Play, but Recombu is reporting that at least some iterations of the phone will be getting upgraded ...
06:33 pm EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, Arc getting Android 2.3.3 update next week, Facebook integration in tow
There's still no confirmation as to when it will be headed to the soon-to-be-released Verizon Xperia Play, but Recombu is reporting that at least some iterations of the phone will be getting upgraded ...
06:07 pm EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget Verizon finally killing unlimited data plans this summer, says it'll get iPhone 5 at same time as AT&T
Verizon's been telegraphing its intent to drop unlimited data plans for nearly a year, and despite the fact that LTE smartphones launched with all-you-can-eat options, those plans haven't changed one ...
05:44 pm EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget Phone Oximeter saves lives, puts Journey's lawyers on red alert (video)
We'll be honest with you, we don't know a lot about marketing healthcare devices to everyday people, so perhaps posting a goofy YouTube video with some re-written classic rock songs is standard practi...
05:21 pm EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget Garmin announces rugged, camera-equipped Montana GPS, trademarks name of another US state
Watch out Oregon, Garmin's getting ready to throw you to the grizzlies. Montana, the GPS-maker's new handheld series, offers three models, including two with a built-in 5 megapixel camera. We wouldn't...
05:01 pm EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget Grace One electric bicycle is ready for purchase, our bank accounts are still preparing (video)
Your average electric bicycle has a basket on the front and a lot of shame in the rear. Not the Grace One. When we first saw it almost two years ago, in the fall of 2009, it looked... well it looked l...
04:32 pm EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget Fujitsu to launch 7-inch Android tablet later this year, might be priced lower than $400
Fresh off the Japanese launch of its LifeBook TH40/D Windows 7 tablet, it appears that Fujitsu is gearing up to release a new seven-inch Android slate. According to DigiTimes, Fujitsu's forthcoming sl...
04:09 pm EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget Nostalgia: Steve Jobs tours the first Apple Store at Macworld 2001 (video)
Since we'd rather not attempt to pick out a birthday present for the retail store that has everything, we're breaking out the home movies to see just how far it's come in the past decade. Here's some ...
03:51 pm EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget Sony reportedly tells developers PlayStation Store will return May 24th
We wouldn't recommend setting aside time to enjoy your "Welcome Back" package just yet, but it looks like we now have our first solid indication of when the PlayStation Store will finally return to Pl...
03:25 pm EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget E Ink shows concepts galore at SID 2011: snowboards, radios, thermostats, oh my!
E Ink's 300ppi 9.7-inch panel -- touting "laser print quality" and a ridiculous 2400 x 1650 screen resolution -- was just the tip of the e-paper iceberg here at SID 2011. The aforesaid display isn't s...
03:06 pm EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget Verizon adds 4G LTE to nine more cities, expands coverage in Chicago, Philadelphia
Verizon Wireless customers will be able to jet on to the LTE network in nine new cities, taking advantage of lightening-fast speeds on their HTC Thunderbolts and 4G mobile hotspots. The expansion incl...
02:42 pm EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget Galaxy S II and Galaxy S screens compared at the subpixel level (video)
One Galaxy S II review not enough for you? Hey, we understand, a dual-core phone deserves at least two goes through the Engadget test chambers. Today marks the publication of our Engadget Spanish ...
02:24 pm EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget HTC Trophy officially set to launch on Verizon May 26th
"Soon" just got a lot more explicit: May 26th. That's when the HTC Trophy arrives on Verizon Wireless, finally bringing some Windows Phone to the carrier and setting up for what will be a very busy da...
02:01 pm EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget Kindle books officially take over print sales at Amazon, pulp starts making retirement plans
The Kindle has been a huge success, no doubt about that, but we are continually amazed at just how big a success it has become. Amazon too, apparently. The company just issued a press release to annou...
01:40 pm EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget Ericsson to manage Clearwire's 4G network as part of cost-cutting deal
Now that Clearwire definitely isn't producing its own smartphone, the company has apparently decided to focus its efforts on maintaining its WiMAX network -- with the help of Ericsson. Yesterday, the ...
01:18 pm EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget Battery-powered 'Black Current' VW Beetle flaunts itself in drag (video)
Electric supercars have been hitting some crazy speeds recently, but this is on another level. The Black Current is a Volkswagen Beetle reborn as an electric drag racer. It hits 135mph and demolishes ...
12:59 pm EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget Mophie Juice Pack Plus iPhone charging case now Verizon-friendly
Until now, Verizon iPhone owners looking for the Mophie battery boost had three options: lugging around a Powerstation plug-in, settling for the Juice Pack Air's measly 1500mAh battery, or slipping in...
12:39 pm EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget Ricoh's new electronic paper promises greater brightness, enhanced color
Color E Ink technology still has some kinks to work out, but Ricoh thinks it may have just taken a big step forward with its latest display. The company's electronic paper, introduced at SID this week...
12:17 pm EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget HP Pre 3 listed for pre-order on Amazon.de: "449 for the best of webOS
We're not dealing with price estimates anymore, here's an honest-to-goodness pre-order for the HP Pre 3. Amazon Germany, a traditionally quick retailer to put device listings up, has added the webOS 2...
12:01 pm EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget BBC shows us what it's like to live with a bionic hand
We've posted a fair share on bionic limbs and their advancements over the years, but rarely have we had the chance to see a video of one in real world use, on a real person. The BBC has shared a video...
11:35 am EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget Intel admits Apple 'helps shape' its roadmap, keeps foot lodged firmly in mouth
We knew Intel and Apple had a close working relationship when it came to developing Thunderbolt, but now an exec from Santa Clara has taken the declarations of mutual admiration to the next level. Tom...
11:13 am EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget Hacked Kinect duo teams up with HD projector to make 360 Snowglobe display (video)
Flatscreen displays? Decidedly old hat; students from Queens University have a better idea: snowglobes. Hacking together a 3D HD projector, two Kinect sensors, and a hemispherical mirror mounted i...
10:32 am EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget Gartner: 1.6 million Windows Phone 7 devices sold in Q1, consumer interest remains tepid
Direct sales figures for Windows Phone 7 handsets have been remarkably difficult to come by since Microsoft's OS reboot at the end of last year, but here come the stat gurus at Gartner to provide us w...
10:14 am EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget Amazon adds electronics to trade-in program, pawns 2,550 gadgets and counting
If you've got some spare gadgets and need to make a quick buck gift card, there are any number of ways -- Walmart, Target, Best Buy and even eBay will instantly quote you a dollar figure these days. N...
09:39 am EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget Sharp shows off the world's first Super Hi-Vision LCD with 16x more detail than 1080p
While Japan's NHK has been working on the successor to HDTV, Super Hi-Vision, for years, there haven't been any direct-view HDTVs capable of showing its full 7,680 x 4,320 pixel resolution until this ...
09:07 am EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget Microsoft rebuts Intel's claims about Windows 8, calls them 'factually inaccurate'
Bad Intel! Microsoft has issued a strongly worded response to comments this week from Intel SVP Renee James describing the future of Windows 8 on ARM as fragmented and backwards-incompatible. Those st...
08:25 am EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget UCube speakers run off USB, are coming to an Amtrak quiet car near you
You can use these USB-powered UltraLink UCube speakers on a bus, on the beach, or on the table at your favorite McDonald's, but please -- for the love of god -- don't. Remember: with great convenience...
08:12 am EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget Logitech outs a pair of keyboard cases, gets into the tablet accessories game
Technically, we suppose Logitech already made a play for the tablet accessories market when it launched a rebranded Zaggmate keyboard case earlier this year, but today the peripheral manufacturer's ge...
07:56 am EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget Facebook granted patent for tagging digital media
It's taken the US Patent and Trademark Office four and half years to consider it, but Facebook now finally has a patent on one of its central features: photo tagging. Applied for in October 2006 and j...
07:12 am EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget Dell Streak Pro Honeycomb tablet pictured, likely to be with us in June
Android Honeycomb OS, 10-inch screen size with 1280 x 800 resolution, and NVIDIA's Tegra 2 (T20) chip on the inside. If those specs sound familiar, it's because most manufacturers already have a table...
06:39 am EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget Comcast brings Xfinity TV VOD to iPhone, iPod Touch, but only on WiFi
Comcast rolled out a v1.5 update today for the iPhone / iPod Touch versions of its Xfinity TV app which allows them to access the video on-demand streaming that has been available on the iPad since Fe...
05:58 am EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget Tron lightcycle case mod is totally awesome, 100 percent 3D
So, we already have a street-legal Tron lightcycle, but why stop there? After weeks of work, Bods Mods just completed its 40-inch long lightcycle PC, complete with ATX motherboard, liquid cooling,...
05:26 am EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget Sony SmartAR delivers high-speed markerless augmented reality, blows minds (video)
Some may agree that over the years, augmented reality's been slowly losing its appeal given its sometimes laggy and unreliable performance -- most implementations require a weird marker to be in clear...
04:38 am EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget Withings WiFi Body Scale enters the living room on Panasonic VIERA Connect TVs
Have you recently considered a Withings WiFi Body Scale only to be dismayed by its inability to display your weight on your living room TV? Well, today's your lucky day (for some of you, at least)...
03:39 am EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget Apple gets cozy with EMI, Universal, and Sony over cloud music licensing
Ah, so it's all coming together now. Following a report on Warner Music inking a cloud-streaming deal with Apple, CNET has followed up with fresh information that sees three more major record companie...
02:51 am EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget NVIDIA driver page outs 3D Vision support for Dell XPS 15z, surprises no one
Michael Dell may aim to tease, but NVIDIA is just giving it away: a recent driver update lists Dell's upcoming XPS 15z laptop as one of several snagging 3D Vision 3DTV Play, scoring prospective buyers...
02:04 am EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget NXP and Cohda teach cars to communicate with 802.11p, hopes to commercialize tech by 2014
Ford promised to give our cars X-ray vision, and this little blue box might be the key -- it's apparently the first standardized hardware platform for peer-to-peer automobile communications. Called C2...
01:29 am EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget Pleo bares it all for FCC approval
Poor Pleo. Everyone fell in love with the little green dino at first sight, but no one actually bought the thing. Undaunted, the adorable fleshy robot made a triumphant return at this year's CES as Pl...
12:56 am EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget Evidence of webOS netbook and keyboard-less phone pop up in developer logs
Well this is interesting: a webOS dev spotted a pair unnamed devices in his log files -- one sporting a 1024 x 768 screen and a non-sliding keyboard, and the other a smartphone with no physical QWERTY...
12:51 am EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget Motorola Droid X2 official at $200: launching online May 19th, in stores May 26th (update: in some stores tomorrow)
Motorola and Verizon have finally stopped teasing us and have made the Droid X2 official. This is a 4.3-inch Android (2.2, to be upgraded to 2.3) smartphone with a qHD screen resolution and a dual-cor...
12:51 am EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget Motorola Droid X2 official at $200: launching online May 19th, in stores May 26th (update: in some stores on 19th)
Motorola and Verizon have finally stopped teasing us and have made the Droid X2 official. This is a 4.3-inch Android (2.2, to be upgraded to 2.3) smartphone with a qHD screen resolution and a dual-cor...
12:33 am EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget HP's Pavilion dv6t and dv7t available with 1080p screens, people who bought three months ago sigh
When HP's Pavilion Quad Edition dv6t and dv7t went on sale three months ago, we couldn't think of too many detractors, but we did take issue with the fact that these 15.6- and 17.3-inch screens maxed ...
12:09 am EDT - Thu, May 19, 2011
Engadget UDC shows off serpentine OLED lamp concept at SID 2011 (video)
We've seen flexible OLEDs and OLED lighting solutions before, but none of them conjured our sweaty club-hopping fantasies quite like this concept from Universal Display Corporation (UDC). The flexible...
11:47 pm EDT - Wed, May 18, 2011
Engadget DirecTV is field testing RVU, will offer satellite TV without individual receivers in October
We've been waiting since 2009 for the RVU Alliance to deliver on its promise of TV service controlled by a main server that streams content to any screen in the home without requiring any set-top boxe...
11:12 pm EDT - Wed, May 18, 2011
Engadget ThinkPad X1's keyboard is spill-proof, not flood-proof (video)
The ThinkPad X1 thought it was safe. It foolishly believed that, having reviewed it in full, we would spare it from further scrutiny at Lenovo's UK launch event this evening. We quite naturally did no...
10:53 pm EDT - Wed, May 18, 2011
Engadget Music Beta invites now flying to Xoom owners, Google's server farms seen weeping in the distance
After 5000 music-lovin' I/O attendees warmed up Google's servers, it appears that the company has now finished its presumed installation of four zillion exabytes of new hard drive capacity. We're exag...
10:29 pm EDT - Wed, May 18, 2011
Engadget LG's new ultra-high resolution AH-IPS displays, simply stunning at any size
The Life's Good gang warned us with the written word about its super fantastic, ultra-high resolution Advanced High Performance In-Plane Switching (AH-IPS) displays. Of course, written resolution clai...
10:10 pm EDT - Wed, May 18, 2011
Engadget Toshiba's in-cell integrated 7-inch capacitive LCD ditches touch layer, extra girth (video)
Samsung's Super AMOLED may have beat Toshiba to the in-cell capacitive touch punch, but we're still happy to see other LCD panels dropping unnecessary layers. Featured in a GPS mock-up, Toshiba's 7-in...
09:49 pm EDT - Wed, May 18, 2011
Engadget Samsung's 10.1-inch plastic LCD showcased in concept laptop, tablet at SID 2011 (video)
Fumble your phone much? Samsung may have a solution for clumsy gadgeteers with screen shatter fears: a lightweight, ultra-durable, plastic LCD screen. Tucked into laptop and tablet concepts at SID...
09:26 pm EDT - Wed, May 18, 2011
Engadget LG Display's 4.3-inch bistable display concept eyes-on (video)
With all the giant screens throwing around flashy 3D graphics at SID, the smaller offerings like this LG 4.3-inch transparent bistable LCD display can be easy to overlook. Lucky for you, our hawk-eyes...
09:09 pm EDT - Wed, May 18, 2011
Engadget Samsung entices with elecrowetting displays at SID 2011: coming to consumers later this year?
Liquavista has teased us with the potential of its electrowetting displays for years, but we hadn't gotten to peep its panels post-acquisition until now, at SID 2011. In addition to the several screen...
09:09 pm EDT - Wed, May 18, 2011
Engadget Samsung entices with electrowetting displays at SID 2011: coming to consumers later this year?
Liquavista has teased us with the potential of its electrowetting displays for years, but we hadn't gotten to peep its panels post-acquisition until now, at SID 2011. In addition to the several screen...
08:53 pm EDT - Wed, May 18, 2011
Engadget Samsung's 22-inch Transparent BLU LCD TV shipping next week, eyes-on at SID 2011 (video)
We weren't actually allowed to get our hands on Samsung's 22-inch Transparent BLU LCD TV -- the showcase was accompanied by a "Do not touch" label -- but we were able to get our first in-the-flesh loo...
08:41 pm EDT - Wed, May 18, 2011
Engadget D-Wave One claims mantle of first commercial quantum computer
Whether or not D-Wave has actually built a quantum computer is still a matter of debate (though, a study authored by the company and published in Nature claims to prove its success) but, whatever it i...
07:54 pm EDT - Wed, May 18, 2011
Engadget HTC touts early Flyer sales, promises NFC-equipped phone within a year
It's still not dishing much in the way of specifics, but it looks like HTC is at least cautiously optimistic about the success of its Flyer tablet -- or, as the company's top exec in Europe, Florian S...
07:31 pm EDT - Wed, May 18, 2011
Engadget Boxee Box patch fixes surround sound problems, brings back volume control
Good news for those left less than satisfied by their auditory experience after the recent Boxee Box 1.1 update, the company has completed work on a fix and released the v1.1.1 update earlier today. O...
07:07 pm EDT - Wed, May 18, 2011
Engadget OmniVision's new 5 megapixel CMOS sensor shoots 1080p video, is built for 'slimmer' devices
Apple might be poised to ditch OmniVision for its next round of iPhone / iPod Touch cameras, but that hasn't stopped the company from trotting out a fresh crop of sensors. Weeks after unveiling a beas...
06:31 pm EDT - Wed, May 18, 2011
Engadget Asius' ADEL earbud balloon promises to take some pressure off your poor eardrums
Listener fatigue: it's a condition that affects just about everyone who owns a pair of earbuds and one that myriad manufacturers have tried to mitigate with various configurations. According to resear...
06:08 pm EDT - Wed, May 18, 2011
Engadget Toshiba Qosmio X770 gaming laptop surfaces, 3D optional
Toshiba's Qosmio X500 gaming laptop got a modest update earlier this year in the form of the X505, but it's now getting a proper successor with the company's new X770 model. In addition to boasting a ...
05:44 pm EDT - Wed, May 18, 2011
Engadget Fujitsu's LifeBook T901 tablet PC now on sale in the US, starting at $1899
That machine looming large at the top of this page is Fujitsu's LifeBook T901 tablet PC and it's now for sale in the US of A. Powered by an Intel Core i5-2520M processor, the T901 features a 13.3-inch...
05:22 pm EDT - Wed, May 18, 2011
Engadget Google confirms Android security issue, server-side fix rolling out today
No Android security flaw is good news for Google, but the recently discovered ClientLogin issue that left the OS vulnerable to impersonation attacks is surely at least a bit more welcome than some of ...
05:03 pm EDT - Wed, May 18, 2011
Engadget Android-powered LG P930 shows up in XML file with 1,280 x 720 display, we think it's a tablet
Typically, when tidbits about unannounced products start to trickle out, we begin our inquiry with general truths -- say, "this is a smartphone" -- and then work our way up to the nitty gritty. In the...
04:43 pm EDT - Wed, May 18, 2011
Engadget RecognizeMe unlocks your jailbroken iPhone using your face, anyone else's (video)
We don't often jailbreak our iPhones to test apps, but a facial recognition unlock tool seemed a worthy excuse, so we gave it a shot. RecognizeMe uses the front-facing camera in your iPhone 4 (and iPa...
04:00 pm EDT - Wed, May 18, 2011
Engadget The AT&T T-Mobile senate hearing: deciphering the war of words
Over the course of the next year, AT&T and its opponents will be in the ring, duking it out in a war of words in attempt to convince the government that a $39 billion takeover of T-Mobile by AT&am...
03:52 pm EDT - Wed, May 18, 2011
Engadget Some Xbox 360s won't read discs; Microsoft to comp owners with a new system, year of XBL
There may have been a good reason for that wide beta test Microsoft ran to test out its new disc format for the Xbox 360. While it will allow for an extra 1GB of storage space for new games and (it ho...
03:52 pm EDT - Wed, May 18, 2011
Engadget Some Xbox 360s won't read discs; Microsoft to comp owners with a new system, year of XBL (Update)
There may have been a good reason for that wide beta test Microsoft ran to test out its new disc format for the Xbox 360. While it will allow for an extra 1GB of storage space for new games and (it ho...
03:29 pm EDT - Wed, May 18, 2011
Engadget MiLi slims down and shuts up with Pico Projector 2
MiLi's earlier attempts at pocket projectors not pico enough for your tastes? The company has shaved off a few precious millimeters, putting the straightforwardly named Pico Projector 2 at somewhe...
03:07 pm EDT - Wed, May 18, 2011
Engadget Lingodroid robots develop their own language, quietly begin plotting against mankind
It's one thing for a robot to learn English, Japanese, or any other language that we humans have already mastered. It's quite another for a pair of bots to develop their own, entirely new lexicon, as ...
02:44 pm EDT - Wed, May 18, 2011
Engadget Samsung Omnia 7 patch promises brick-free WP7 updates
That latest WP7 update, the post-NoDo tweak dubbed 7392, has apparently been giving some Samsung handsets fits. This time though, the company has taken matters into its own hands and has released a pa...
02:12 pm EDT - Wed, May 18, 2011
Engadget PSN logins exploited again, Sony takes pages offline
This isn't as bad as it could have been -- Sony's PSN hasn't exactly been hacked again -- but what can only be described as a glaring oversight looks to have forced the company into hastily switching ...
02:00 pm EDT - Wed, May 18, 2011
Engadget Mirasol showcases 4.1-inch smartphone concept at SID 2011, promises 'converged e-reader' this year
Another week, another look into the wild, mysterious world of Mirasol. We met with the company for an extended period here at SID 2011, and while the smartphone concept shown above was certainly intri...
02:00 pm EDT - Wed, May 18, 2011
Engadget Mirasol showcases 4.1-inch smartphone concept at SID 2011, promises 'converged e-reader' this year (video)
Another week, another look into the wild, mysterious world of Mirasol. We met with the company for an extended period here at SID 2011, and while the smartphone concept shown above was certainly intri...
01:36 pm EDT - Wed, May 18, 2011
Engadget ThinkFlood WiFi remote for Android goes beta, but still requires iOS
ThinkFlood is best known for its universal remote control systems, but now it might become famous for something totally different: discovering a way to bring peace to the tiresome iOS/Android fanboy w...
01:13 pm EDT - Wed, May 18, 2011
Engadget ASUS ramping up Eee Pad Transformer production, says they'll be easier to find in the 'coming weeks'
We couldn't help but notice that a lot of you want to buy the Eee Pad Transformer; it's just that your quest for one is turning up dry. We asked ASUS for an update on the shortage and the company said...
12:44 pm EDT - Wed, May 18, 2011
Engadget Motorola Droid X2 official at $200: launching online May 19th, in stores May 26th
Motorola and Verizon have finally stopped teasing us and have made the Droid X2 official. This is a 4.3-inch Android (2.2, to be upgraded to 2.3) smartphone with a qHD screen resolution and a dual-cor...
12:35 pm EDT - Wed, May 18, 2011
Engadget Toshiba Write-Erasable Input Display hands-on at SID 2011 (video)
Sure, we've seen oodles of light pen drawing boards, and e-readers that support doodling, but Toshiba's "R&D project" at SID Display Week just... struck us. Weighing far less than the notepad used...
12:12 pm EDT - Wed, May 18, 2011
Engadget Samsung and Nouvoyance show off power-sipping, pixel packed Pentile display (video)
Samsung is seriously stepping up its slate screen game with its 10.1-inch 300ppi panel that we told you about last week. We just got to see the display in person at SID 2011, and can confirm that the ...
11:46 am EDT - Wed, May 18, 2011
Engadget Intel VP confirms ARM versions of Windows 8 will offer no compatibility with legacy apps
We already knew that there would be multiple flavors of the next version of Windows. This is, after all, Microsoft, and if it isn't available in dozens of different SKUs, one for each rung on the ladd...
11:12 am EDT - Wed, May 18, 2011
Engadget Toshiba's tablet-ready, glasses-free 3D display debuts at SID 2011 (video)
The T-Mobile G-Slate may have a jump on the (red and cyan) 3D tablet market, but we can do better, and while strolling past Toshiba's SID 2011 setup, we may have found the slate of the future's killer...
10:33 am EDT - Wed, May 18, 2011
Engadget Next Issue Media brings magazine subscriptions to Samsung Galaxy Tabs, but not all of them
It's been a busy month in the world of e-publishing. First, Time Inc. inked a deal to bring magazine subscriptions to the iPad, with both Hearst and Conde Nast following suit. And now, a consortium of...
09:38 am EDT - Wed, May 18, 2011
Engadget Nanosys QDEF screen technology ships in Q4, slips into iPad at SID 2011 (video)
We dropped by Nanosys' nook at SID 2011, and not only was it showing off its new Quantum Dot Enhancement Film, but had hacked the tech into an off-the-shelf iPad. A company representative presented th...
08:59 am EDT - Wed, May 18, 2011
Engadget Toshiba declares victory in pixel density war: 367ppi coming to a phone this year (video)
We got the lowdown on Toshiba's latest four-inch LCD a couple of days ago, and today at SID 2011 we got up close and personal with the pixel-packed display. It's one thing to read about a 367ppi scree...
08:23 am EDT - Wed, May 18, 2011
Engadget Intel promises more than 10 new tablets at Computex, including Android and MeeGo versions
For all its processing might, Intel is a non-player in the booming tablet space. Consumers, no longer trapped in the WinTel PC juggernaut, are increasingly opting for devices running software experien...
07:52 am EDT - Wed, May 18, 2011
Engadget Bill Gates considers Skype 'a great purchase' for Microsoft, helped make it happen
The aftermath of Microsoft's announcement that it'll buy Skype for $8.5 billion was filled with speculation about why the price was so high, who Microsoft was bidding against, and who inside Redmond w...
07:09 am EDT - Wed, May 18, 2011
Engadget Galaxy Tab 10.1 goes up for pre-order at J&R, makes June 8th seem oh so close
Remember that little GT-P7510 project Samsung seems to have on the backburner? You know, the ultraslim Tegra 2 tablet that makes Honeycomb finally feel ready for public consumption? Yeah, well...
07:09 am EDT - Wed, May 18, 2011
Engadget Galaxy Tab 10.1 goes up for pre-order at J&R, joined by Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 and 4.0
Remember that little GT-P7510 project Samsung seems to have on the backburner? You know, the ultraslim Tegra 2 tablet that makes Honeycomb finally feel ready for public consumption? Yeah, well...
06:30 am EDT - Wed, May 18, 2011
Engadget Apple's MacBook Air duo to receive Sandy Bridge and Thunderbolt upgrade in June or July?
We've already seen Intel's Sandy Bridge processors and Thunderbolt reinvigorating the MacBook Pro line, so it's only logical for the MacBook Airs to eventually follow suit -- presumably they'll pick u...
05:43 am EDT - Wed, May 18, 2011
Engadget Vienna University of Technology builds a 3D printer, 3D prints the key to our hearts
We've all spent a good portion of the past few years imagining what we'll do as soon as we get our hands on our very own 3D printer. Of course, if you're of the particularly crafty, Make Magazine-subs...
04:41 am EDT - Wed, May 18, 2011
Engadget Sprint joins Verizon atop customer satisfaction survey
Sprint is on a bit of a roll recently. Sure, there were some problems with its Google Voice integration and the company is still losing money, but it's adding subscribers at an impressive rate and now...
03:38 am EDT - Wed, May 18, 2011
Engadget Android-based Cellular printer writes text messages on your wall (your real-life one)
Ever wish you could write on people's walls in real life? Behold the Cellular Wall Printer, a collection of felt markers that receives messages via Facebook, Twitter, and SMS, and then transcribes...
02:36 am EDT - Wed, May 18, 2011
Engadget Sprint network is down, no SMS and voice calls for some of you
Uh oh, according to the handful of tips we've received, it appears that Sprint is currently having some technical problems on its cellular network nationwide. Specifically, customers aren't having muc...
02:36 am EDT - Wed, May 18, 2011
Engadget Sprint network is down in some areas, SMS and voice call services affected (updated)
Uh oh, according to the handful of tips we've received, it appears that Sprint is currently having some technical problems on its cellular network in some states. Specifically, customers aren't having...
02:27 am EDT - Wed, May 18, 2011
Engadget Xperia Play shipment to New Zealand stolen, Vodafone launch delayed (update: fake)
As if Sony Ericsson hasn't already had enough headaches with the Xperia Play. here comes Vodafone New Zealand with the announcement that its launch shipment of the gamer-friendly smartphone has been.....
01:33 am EDT - Wed, May 18, 2011
Engadget iDVM Digital Multimeter collects voltage readings on your iDevice, shares them with whoever cares
This, dear reader, is the iDVM Digital Multimeter -- the world's very first iDevice-enabled voltmeter, from Redfish Instruments. Designed with auto technicians, electricians and engineers in mind, the...
12:45 am EDT - Wed, May 18, 2011
Engadget Next-gen Porsche 911 getting hybrid transmission system?
Porsche has already tricked out its racing cars with kinetic energy recovery systems, and now it looks like its more mainstream 911 is getting the hybrid transmission treatment, too. Citing anonymous ...
12:14 am EDT - Wed, May 18, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile 2011 roadmap leaks, lists loads of specific release dates?
Samsung's Hercules was the entree, but there's always room for dessert, and if you'd like to finish off your meal with juicy cellular rumors, This is my next has you covered. The publication now claim...
11:59 pm EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget Nokia N9 gets teaser video, Rick Springfield soundtrack (confirmed: it's running MeeGo)
Sure, we've known of the Nokia N9's existence for some time now, a fact made all the more real by the handset's recent FCC appearance, but is a phone really real until its gets its first dramatic ad s...
11:59 pm EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget Nokia N9 gets teaser video, Rick Springfield soundtrack (update: it's running MeeGo)
Sure, we've known of the Nokia N9's existence for some time now, a fact made all the more real by the handset's recent FCC appearance, but is a phone really real until its gets its first dramatic ad s...
11:36 pm EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget Bing adds Facebook 'friend effect' to search, hopes you 'Like' it
If you'll recall, Google has been pushing social integration into its search algorithm quite aggressively for the past few months; lest we forget the versatile +1 button. Not to be out done by Te...
11:02 pm EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget AT&T sideloading officially a go, designed to allow Amazon Appstore downloads
It's the end of an era, folks. See that block of text up there? That's AT&T's promise not to keep you from installing whatever Android apps you choose. Starting with the Samsung Infuse 4G, you...
10:28 pm EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget Nintendo 3DS to get free WiFi access in Best Buy stores, Best Buy hopes you'll buy stuff
Man, Best Buy really wants you to step foot in its stores. The company just announced a deal with Nintendo whereby 3DS owners will get free WiFi access in more than 1,000 of the company's stores start...
09:58 pm EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget Rescue robots map and explore dangerous buildings, prove there's no 'I' in 'team' (video)
We've seen robots do some pretty heroic things in our time, but engineers from Georgia Tech, the University of Pennsylvania and Cal Tech have now developed an entire fleet of autonomous rescue vehicle...
09:37 pm EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget Apple proposing smaller SIM standard?
It looks like the Micro SIM (announced with Apple's first iPad last year) is destined to shed a few more grams, an Orange spokeswoman said -- contradicting an earlier rumor claiming that Apple is tryi...
09:18 pm EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget HP releases 2011 Q2 earnings early, following leak of foreboding internal memo
HP kicked off this morning's Q2 earnings call citing a leaked company memo that recently popped up at Bloomberg. That memo, which had the outfit's CEO, Leo Apotheker warning of "another tough quarter,...
08:57 pm EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget Unannounced Samsung 'Hercules' headed to T-Mobile, bearing godlike specs?
The Samsung Infuse 4G is a beautiful 4.5-inch tabletphone, but it's not for the spec junkies of the world -- a single-core processor and Android 2.2 just don't impress such folk these days, regardless...
08:57 pm EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget Unannounced Samsung 'Hercules' headed to T-Mobile, bearing demigod-like specs?
The Samsung Infuse 4G is a beautiful 4.5-inch tabletphone, but it's not for the spec junkies of the world -- a single-core processor and Android 2.2 just don't impress such folk these days, regardless...
08:42 pm EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget NVIDIA's GTX 560 desktop GPU fills an exceedingly narrow pricing niche
With Tegra 2 hogging the spotlight, sometimes it's easy to forget that NVIDIA is still primarily in the business of making GPUs for computers. Yet, here it is with the GeForce GTX 560, another graphic...
08:20 pm EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget Garmin nuLink! 2390 torn apart by FCC, put back together again on US site
Last week Garmin announced the latest member of its high-end GPS navigator family, the nuLink! 2390. Sadly, it was a Europe only affair, leaving American consumers wondering why the company was giving...
08:00 pm EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget Orb Audio modular stereo speaker systems review
Hey, do you like things that sound good? That's funny, we do too. In a world jam-packed with mass-produced, perfectly adequate home-theater-in-a-box solutions, it can be really hard to differentia...
07:41 pm EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget Acer Iconia Tab A500 and ASUS Eee Pad Transformer getting Android 3.1 updates in June
Well, that was fast. Almost immediately after Google unveiled Android 3.1, Motorola was first out of the gate with an update, and now, not even a week later, Acer and ASUS are following suit with plan...
07:21 pm EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget KDDI announces Android-based INFOBAR A01 smartphone with glanceable iida UI
There's been a few smartphones exclusive to Japan as of late that we'd like to see available over here, but perhaps none more so than KDDI's just-announced INFOBAR A01, which is set to hit the country...
07:02 pm EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget Nokia N9 gets teaser video, Rick Springfield soundtrack (video)
Sure, we've known of the Nokia N9's existence for some time now, a fact made all the more real by the handset's recent FCC appearance, but is a phone really real until its gets its first dramatic ad s...
07:02 pm EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget Nokia N9 gets teaser video, Rick Springfield soundtrack (confirmed: it's running MeeGo)
Sure, we've known of the Nokia N9's existence for some time now, a fact made all the more real by the handset's recent FCC appearance, but is a phone really real until its gets its first dramatic ad s...
06:43 pm EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget Study finds Netflix is the largest source of internet traffic in North America
In your daily Netflix news, the latest report on Global Internet Phenomena for spring 2011 from Sandvine has called out the movie service as the largest single consumer of bandwidth on the internet in...
06:26 pm EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget LG Revolution finally landing at Verizon on May 26th
We thought it'd be here by now. We thought it'd be the first with Netflix. We thought a lot of things about the LG Revolution, but now we're closer to knowing the truth. According to documents uncover...
06:01 pm EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget Lodsys vs. Apple Devs: EFF helps us dig deeper
The developers targeted by Lodsys's patent infringement accusations last week have been in a sleepless holding pattern, awaiting response from Apple before making their next moves. Electronic Frontier...
05:46 pm EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget Intel promises smartphones in 'first part of next year,' we put fingers in our ears
aAfter Intel's early smartphone ambitions failed to bear fruit, experiencing delay after delay, the company seemingly decided it'd be a bad idea to give reporters so much as a ballpark release date. W...
05:30 pm EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget Google adds Kansas City, MO to list of Kansas Cities covered by ultra high-speed internet (video)
It's gotta be rough being a Kansas City sometimes. It must be a constant cycle of excitement, only to realize that everyone was talking about your identically-named neighbor -- like back in late March...
05:17 pm EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget Nanosys unveils Quantum Dot Enhancement Film for LCDs, promises all kinds of colors
Another day, another step closer to quantum dot reality. Today, Nanosys unveiled its new Quantum Dot Enhancement Film (QDEFTM), marking the first time that the nanotechnology is available for LCD manu...
04:47 pm EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget Sony's Thunderbolt implementation hiding in plain site, uses USB connector not Mini DisplayPort?
Look closely at that picture. See that Type-A USB jack? The one with the blue stripe sandwiched between the round AC jack (with its green light) and VGA and HDMI ports? Yeah, that's Sony's Thu...
04:47 pm EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget Sony's Thunderbolt implementation hiding in plain (web)site, uses USB connector not Mini DisplayPort?
Look closely at that picture. See that Type-A USB jack? The one with the blue stripe sandwiched between the round AC jack (with its green light) and VGA and HDMI ports? Yeah, that's Sony's Thu...
04:00 pm EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Limited Edition review
It may be a bit difficult to pay attention to the spate of Honeycomb tablets that seem to be popping up left, right and center -- you know, now that Ice Cream Sandwich has been officially promised -- ...
03:33 pm EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget ExoPlanetSat nanosatellite to begin search for alien worlds next year
SETI's search for intelligent life in outer space may be on ice for the time being, but the search for alien planets that may possibly support life of some sort is now being bolstered by a number of n...
03:04 pm EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson ST18i and CK15i blurrily leak their way onto message boards
The last time we saw Sony Ericsson's Azusa, it was just a lonely blue line on a bar graph. Now it seems as if our little mystery handset might've actually become a real smartphone. There weren't a ton...
02:41 pm EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget AT&T bringing red HTC Inspire 4G to Radio Shack, purple Evo Shift to follow?
Why, yes, that is a red HTC Inspire 4G you're looking at. A friendly tipster provided us with these dummy unit images, adding that AT&T is planning to launch the jazzy model at Radio Shack. No wor...
02:17 pm EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson Xperia Play hits Verizon for $200 on-contract
It may not have been the first in the world to get it, but Verizon can now at least claim to be the first US carrier to offer the long fabled, oft-leaked PlayStation Phone, otherwise known as the Sony...
02:17 pm EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson Xperia Play hits Verizon for $200 on-contract, in stores May 26th
It may not have been the first in the world to get it, but Verizon can now at least claim to be the first US carrier to offer the long fabled, oft-leaked PlayStation Phone, otherwise known as the Sony...
01:31 pm EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget Fully working Super8 film projector built totally out of Lego, well almost (video)
Projecting Super8 film is a largely unnecessary hassle these days, but those words are clearly meaningless to camera nut Friedemann Wachsmuth. His painstakingly constructed Lego projector runs at a ri...
01:11 pm EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget Fox's latest anti-AllVid FCC filing suggests new pay-TV service is coming to gaming consoles
As one of the media companies trying to convince the FCC that its new AllVid replacement for CableCARD -- forgotten what that is already? Click here for more detail on the standard companies like ...
12:49 pm EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget HTC EVO 3D pre-orders begin today at RadioShack, but launch date remains unknown
As of today, May 17th, RadioShack is starting to take pre-orders for HTC's mighty EVO 3D. You'll have to ask for it specifically, as this won't be an advertised undertaking, and you'll also need to sw...
12:37 pm EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget Blood turbine to power your pacemaker, become legendary band name
Why bother with risky battery-changing surgical operations when your own cardiovascular system can provide all the power your heart-shocking pacemaker will ever need? Engineers at Switzerland's Un...
12:15 pm EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget Crapgadget: 'atrocious amalgam' edition
Sure, it may not be as useful as a combination Bluetooth mouse / phone, but who doesn't need a 3 megapixel camera conspicuously disguised as a magnetic cat? Not your style? Well, surely you ha...
11:48 am EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget Mizzou Professor says nantenna solar sheet soaks up 90 percent of the sun's rays, puts sunscreen to shame
Photovoltaics suffer from gross inefficiency, despite incremental improvements in their power producing capabilities. According to research by a team led by a University of Missouri professor, however...
11:14 am EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget Xperia Play shipment to New Zealand stolen, Vodafone launch delayed
As if Sony Ericsson hasn't already had enough headaches with the Xperia Play, here comes Vodafone New Zealand with the announcement that its launch shipment of the gamer-friendly smartphone has been.....
10:39 am EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget Acer postpones Iconia Tab A100 launch to second half of the year
Looks like Acer's 7-inch Iconia Tab A100 has opted for a fashionably late entrance. We've just been informed by the company that its Honeycomb-sporting, Tegra 2-powered slate will not be arriving, as ...
10:21 am EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget Slingbox inventor releases Crestron R2 Control App for Android, teases something big
Own a professionally installed Crestron home automation system? Then check this out mister moneybags. Former Sling boxer, Blake Krikorian, has turned his home automation hobby into a full-fledged ...
09:43 am EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry PlayBook coming to the UK on June 16th, 16GB model costs 400
Brits eager for a taste of the first 7-inch BlackBerry device have just under a month of anticipation left to go. UK retailers have today revealed the date and prices at which they'll be selling RIM's...
09:18 am EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget HTC Puccini touted as a 10-inch LTE tablet with 1.5GHz processor, Honeycomb flavor
Hey look, the Flyer just got itself a bigger brother. A 10-inch tablet codenamed the HTC Puccini has been revealed by our old buddy 911sniper (who has a habit of finding and leaking HTC ROMs), living ...
08:31 am EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget 10 gigapixel, 360-degree panorama of Wembley Stadium is world's largest for a sports venue
Jeffrey Martin is a busy man. Having already shot an 80 gigapixel panorama of London's skyline and a 40 gigapixel peek inside a Czech library, he has now turned his attention to England's hallowed Wem...
08:31 am EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget 10 gigapixel, 360-degree panorama of Wembley Stadium is among world's largest, most detailed
Jeffrey Martin is a busy man. Having already shot an 80 gigapixel panorama of London's skyline and a 40 gigapixel peek inside a Czech library, he has now turned his attention to England's hallowed Wem...
08:31 am EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget 20 gigapixel, 360-degree panorama of Wembley Stadium is among world's largest, most detailed
Jeffrey Martin is a busy man. Having already shot an 80 gigapixel panorama of London's skyline and a 40 gigapixel peek inside a Czech library, he has now turned his attention to England's hallowed Wem...
07:58 am EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget Pandigital's 7-inch Planet e-reader hits the FCC with Android, virus protection
Pandigital's contributions to the e-reader market may have been largely forgettable thus far, but that hasn't stopped the company from churning out new models and hoping something sticks. The latest i...
07:01 am EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget Slacker intros Premium Radio subscription service, makes Radio Plus look like Basic Radio
Internet radio provider Slacker is bulldozing the thin line dividing itself from subscription-based music services today, with the launch of Premium Radio. The new pricing tier joins the existing grat...
06:17 am EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget Motorola Droid X 2 turns up on Moto and Verizon sites, confirms qHD screen and 1GHz dual-core processor
Hey Motorola, your unannounced phone is showing. The Droid X 2 is spending this morning hanging out on the bright and airy support pages of motorola.com, though you may also spot it sneakily listed al...
05:47 am EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget E Ink and Epson to co-develop 9.7-inch high-res 300ppi electronic paper display
It's pretty obvious that this year's SID Display Week is shaping up to be a stage for the 300ppi extravaganza -- Samsung and LG were first to announce their latest high pixel density LCDs, and then To...
05:02 am EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget GreenChip lighting lets you flip the switch remotely, thumbs nose at IPv4 depletion
Despite the looming IPv4 apocalypse, a new lighting system coming out of NXP Semiconductors promises an "IP address for every light bulb." The GreenChip "smart lighting solution" incorporates NXP chip...
04:01 am EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget Slacker intros Radio Plus subscription service, makes Premium Radio look like Basic Radio
Internet radio provider Slacker is bulldozing the thin line dividing itself from subscription-based music services today, with the launch of Radio Plus. The new pricing tier joins the existing gratis ...
03:14 am EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget Eole concept watch has turbine bezel, shows time when you blow (video)
Traditional electronic watches may be practical, but there's nothing elegant about battery power. With the Eole watch concept, designer Julien Moise envisioned a device that's powered by blown air, di...
02:39 am EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget Philips EnduraLED A21 bulb offers bright light for big bucks
If the expected price tag for Philips' latest LED light bulb is any indication, a brighter tomorrow won't come cheap. The "75W replacement," known as the EnudraLED A21, apparently reduces energy by 80...
01:55 am EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile confirms gratis WiFi calling for the magenta-clad masses
Last week, the online grapevine foretold that T-Mobile users would have complimentary calling over WiFi. Now, the pink provider's powers that be have made good on the gossip and officially made free W...
01:22 am EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget BMW left turn assistant uses lasers to help you avoid running people over
BMW continues to fight the good fight: making sure you hit less people with its luxury vehicles. The German automaker is developing a vehicle warning system aimed at curbing collisions caused by drive...
12:40 am EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget Corsair Force Series 3 SSDs: SandForce speed for modest money
Solid-state storage aficionados are well-versed in the virtues of SandForce controllers, and Corsair's new Force Series 3 drives pack a fresh version of the technology. Like the firm's Force GT, Seri...
12:02 am EDT - Tue, May 17, 2011
Engadget ORNL energy harvester turns heat waste into electricity, converts hot machines into cool customers
We've heard of turning yesterday's lunch into tomorrow's electricity, but a new energy converter coming out of Oak Ridge National Laboratory harnesses the power of a different type of hot waste. The a...
11:37 pm EDT - Mon, May 16, 2011
Engadget Brainchild Kineo joins Kindle, iPad in digital reformation; ships to schools in ten states
Watch out, parents -- if you live in one of a handful of states, your prodigious student-of-the-month may be bringing home something a bit heftier than a tacky bumper sticker. We're looking at the Bra...
11:03 pm EDT - Mon, May 16, 2011
Engadget Samsung Exhibit 4G coming to T-Mobile on June 8th?
It wasn't even two weeks ago that we first glimpsed the Samsung Exhibit 4G for T-Mobile in the wild (and spied its FCC footprint). Now it looks like this Gingerbread phone will go on sale June 8th -- ...
10:37 pm EDT - Mon, May 16, 2011
Engadget Rolling robot learns to fly, plots escape from human captors (video)
Why settle for a robot that can just roll or fly? That's the question some researchers from the University of Minnesota's Center for Distributed Robotics recently asked themselves, and this little...
10:13 pm EDT - Mon, May 16, 2011
Engadget Sony's 'Welcome Back' campaign apologizes to distraught PSN users with free games, good vibes
Remember the recent PlayStation Network outage? You know the one, right? It started in late-April and lasted up through this weekend's phased restoration (and continues on for many un-phased u...
09:50 pm EDT - Mon, May 16, 2011
Engadget Select AT&T Android devices may get app sideloading as early as today
It's a classic romantic tale of "network meets OS, network disables OS," and just like any love story, this one is building up to a happy ending. Fourteen months after AT&T introduced a lineup of ...
09:01 pm EDT - Mon, May 16, 2011
Engadget Lenovo ThinkPad X1 review
For weeks now, Lenovo aficionados have been salivating. Thanks to a series of leaks, more than a few of you have been awaiting the ThinkPad X1, the skinny, girlfriend-proof follow-up to the company's ...
09:00 pm EDT - Mon, May 16, 2011
Engadget Lenovo's ultraslim ThinkCentre 91z All-in-One gets official, starts at $699
Anyone lucid during the past 24 hours won't be particularly shocked to see the arrival of Lenovo's slick new all-in-one -- though the thing is officially becoming official a day before originally anti...
09:00 pm EDT - Mon, May 16, 2011
Engadget Lenovo ThinkPad X1 review
For weeks now, Lenovo aficionados have been salivating. Thanks to a series of leaks, more than a few of you have been awaiting the ThinkPad X1, the skinny, girlfriend-proof follow-up to the company's ...
08:29 pm EDT - Mon, May 16, 2011
Engadget $4,000 Leica lens split in two, sold on eBay as $1,000 piece of art
Discontinued products typically dip in value, but such is not the case with Leica lenses -- unless they're sawed in half. Leica students had an opportunity to "make" cutaways of two Leica lenses as pa...
08:09 pm EDT - Mon, May 16, 2011
Engadget HP x2301 Micro Thin monitor makes other displays feel bloated, insecure
Those new desktops HP unveiled today are little more than humming foot rests without a monitor, so the company also trotted out the x2301 Micro Thin -- a 23-inch, LED-backlit, 1080p display that's an ...
07:47 pm EDT - Mon, May 16, 2011
Engadget Nokia X7 gets approved, undressed by FCC
Is there any faster way for a sexy new handset to lose some mystique than by being torn apart beneath the unflattering lights of the FCC's offices? But while all of these shot juxtaposed with a bl...
07:25 pm EDT - Mon, May 16, 2011
Engadget Nuance voices found in OS X Lion, patent application suggests new iPhone speech text capabilities
Apple's certainly no stranger to speech recognition, but it looks like it may have enlisted a bit of outside help for the next version of OS X, otherwise known as Lion. As Netputing reports, some of t...
07:02 pm EDT - Mon, May 16, 2011
Engadget French basketball team 'trains' with robots, learns how to 'win'
To the list of French accomplishments you may now add "robot basketball training" -- at least if the video above is to be believed. But you probably shouldn't believe it when members of Poitiers Baske...
06:40 pm EDT - Mon, May 16, 2011
Engadget Barnes & Noble logs 1 million Nook app downloads in first week, people are probably playing Angry Birds instead of reading
We were pretty stoked when Barnes & Noble finally made Android apps a legit feature on the Nook Color (lack of Market access be damned) and, unsurprisingly, many of you were, too -- the company re...
06:40 pm EDT - Mon, May 16, 2011
Engadget Barnes & Noble logs 1m Nook app downloads in first week, people are probably playing Angry Birds instead of reading
We were pretty stoked when Barnes & Noble finally made Android apps a legit feature on the Nook Color (lack of Market access be damned) and, unsurprisingly, many of you were, too -- the company re...
06:18 pm EDT - Mon, May 16, 2011
Engadget Microsoft outlines new enterprise features coming to Windows Phone 'Mango'
When Microsoft takes the stage May 24th to preview the next release of Windows Phone, will there be any surprises left for the peanut gallery? In the last week we've seen numerous features announc...
05:46 pm EDT - Mon, May 16, 2011
Engadget Toshiba enters pixel density fray with 367ppi LCDs for cellphones
Toshiba just fired its own salvo in the pixel density wars at SID 2011. The company is showing off a range of LCDs for cellphones that top out at an almost imperceptibly fine 367ppi on its 4-inch HD (...
05:24 pm EDT - Mon, May 16, 2011
Engadget Canadian copyright group pushes for levy on memory cards
As even non-Canadians may recall, there was a big issue in the country a few years back over a so-called "iPod tax" (something that cropped up again in the recent election) and, while it still hasn't ...
05:07 pm EDT - Mon, May 16, 2011
Engadget NEC spits out LaVie L and S Series laptops, ValueStar W and N Series all-in-ones
Like your computers Japanese and fire engine red? You might want to have a gander at the quartet of PCs NEC just churned out, including twin LaVie notebooks and ValueStar all-in-ones. The laptops ...
04:51 pm EDT - Mon, May 16, 2011
Engadget Samsung, RealD announce licensing agreement for new LCD-based 3D panels
Remember that 3D display technology that Samsung and RealD were working on at CES? Today, the two companies announced that they've struck a licensing deal for the panels, which promise to deliver ...
04:35 pm EDT - Mon, May 16, 2011
Engadget Apple offers free repairs for iPhones, other products damaged in Japan quake
Apple customers with Macs, displays, and iOS devices that were directly damaged in the Japan earthquake and tsunami may be eligible for free repairs. The offer, posted on the company's Japanese websit...
04:19 pm EDT - Mon, May 16, 2011
Engadget HP trots out Pavilion p7, Pavilion Slimline s5, and HPE h8 desktops
Lest you think the desktop is an endangered species, HP, at least, begs to differ. The company just unveiled three of 'em: the Pavilion p7, Slimline s5, and the Pavilion HPE h8 -- all festooned with ...
04:02 pm EDT - Mon, May 16, 2011
Engadget Space Shuttle Endeavor lifts off one last time (video)
NASA's Endeavour shuttle marked its final launch today, lifting off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, a fortnight after an initial takeoff was scrubbed over concerns surrounding an auxiliary power unit he...
04:02 pm EDT - Mon, May 16, 2011
Engadget Space Shuttle Endeavour lifts off one last time (video)
NASA's Endeavour shuttle marked its final launch today, lifting off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, a fortnight after an initial takeoff was scrubbed over concerns surrounding an auxiliary power unit he...
03:00 pm EDT - Mon, May 16, 2011
Engadget HTC Flyer review
Over the past couple of years, HTC has rapidly built up an enviable reputation (and bank balance) in the smartphone space with a succession of feature-rich, smartly designed, and innovative handsets. ...
02:44 pm EDT - Mon, May 16, 2011
Engadget Eldar Murtazin: Microsoft will enter negotiations to buy Nokia's mobile division next week
Yes, this is a rumor, and by golly it strains the limits of credulity, but take note of its source. Firstly, the details: according to Eldar Murtazin, Microsoft and Nokia will enter talks next week to...
02:16 pm EDT - Mon, May 16, 2011
Engadget Samsung's free Explore 3D VOD service lands for British Smart TV owners
Americans eager to get their eyes on Samsung's 3D video on demand service are just going to have keep waiting, but our friends across the pond can break out their active shutter glasses and Santana Ch...
01:56 pm EDT - Mon, May 16, 2011
Engadget Lodsys comments on iOS patent infringement, receives hate mail, death threats
We'd typically expect a defendant to remain mum with legal action pending, but in a bizarre twist, Lodsys has taken to its blog to defend its reputation -- or something. You may recall the patent hold...
01:32 pm EDT - Mon, May 16, 2011
Engadget Samsung's 11.6-inch Series 9 now shipping in the US, priced at $1,160
It's been about a month since Samsung's 11.6-inch Series 9 laptop first surfaced for pre-order on Amazon, and now it's finally available for shipping. Touting a $1,160 price tag, this duralumin-enclos...
01:07 pm EDT - Mon, May 16, 2011
Engadget PC modding takes an architectural twist with Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired Usonian
We admit, we're pretty jaded when it comes to PC casemods, having seen everything from the inscrutable Edelweiss to Russian Ark of the Covenant-like monstrosities. Jeffrey Stephenson, though, charmed ...
12:45 pm EDT - Mon, May 16, 2011
Engadget Paralyzed student uses robotic exoskeleton to walk at college graduation (video)
Austin Whitney hasn't been able to walk since a 2007 car crash left him paralyzed, but on Saturday the 22-year-old triumphantly strode across the stage to accept his degree from UC Berkeley. He had a ...
12:23 pm EDT - Mon, May 16, 2011
Engadget Globalscale D2 Plug offers HD video, 3D graphics in little Linux Android machine
So it's not going to replace your big-boy PC anytime soon, but Globalscale's latest plug computer, the D2 Plug, does deliver some decidedly desktop-like traits. The latest lilliputian Linux / Android ...
12:00 pm EDT - Mon, May 16, 2011
Engadget Seagate's GoFlex Satellite portable hard drive streams content over WiFi (review)
Seagate just took the wraps off what's likely the niftiest portable HDD to cross our path in a long, long while. The GoFlex Satellite is part storage device, part wireless media streamer, and it manag...
11:39 am EDT - Mon, May 16, 2011
Engadget Sony makes floating-head telepresence avatars a reality, Sean Connery digs out gun and red speedos
The real world just got a little more Zardoz thanks to Tobita Hiroaki and his colleagues at Sony Computer Science Laboratory, who've built a telepresence blimp that projects the operator's face across...
11:18 am EDT - Mon, May 16, 2011
Engadget Bipedal robots learn to shuffle, evolve toward doing the twist (video)
Yes, some robots are evolving to a point where they can play instruments and swing a hammer. Hilariously, though, bipedal robots are still awful at turning in a tight radius. Several presenters at the...
10:40 am EDT - Mon, May 16, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S II US carrier names revealed: AT&T Attain, Verizon Function, and Sprint Within
Anticipation, thy name is Galaxy S II. Or is it Galaxy S 2 Attain? Perhaps it's Galaxy S 2 Function or Within, it all depends on what carrier you prefer, really. You see, the sleuths at Pocketnow ...
10:12 am EDT - Mon, May 16, 2011
Engadget NEC MEDIAS WP N-06C announced in Japan, shows off slimness with waterproof body
Seriously, why does Japan get all the fun toys? The leaked brochure of this crazy thin NEC MEDIAS N-06C already got us all giddy last month, and now we have a launch date: fans of NTT DoCoMo will ...
09:33 am EDT - Mon, May 16, 2011
Engadget Netflix seals deal to stream Miramax movies, starting in June
Netflix has just gone and scooped up another big content deal for itself. The movie streaming service has tied the knot with Miramax on a multi-year agreement to allow streaming of films from the latt...
08:50 am EDT - Mon, May 16, 2011
Engadget Samsung Droid Charge gets minor update to Media Hub, Verizon extends free Thunderbolt hotspot offer
Wondering why your barely-out-of-the-box Droid Charge is already getting a software update? Wonder no more, as it's merely a tweak for Samsung's Media Hub application that disables downloads over ...
07:58 am EDT - Mon, May 16, 2011
Engadget HTC Sensation 4G hitting mid-June for $200?
Oh, the sweet smells of summer: surf, sunscreen, barbecue, Gingerbread. We've known all along that HTC's Android 2.3-packing smartphone was set for release at the "beginning of the summer," and thanks...
07:26 am EDT - Mon, May 16, 2011
Engadget Nokia slams door on Ovi label, rebranding everything to Nokia Services
Nokia's Ovi Store, Ovi Maps, and Ovi everything else will soon be getting a name change. The Finnish company has announced that it's "evolving" its software brand identity by renaming its service offe...
06:55 am EDT - Mon, May 16, 2011
Engadget Lenovo adds ThinkPad X1 to laptop comparison guide, outs IPS screen, USB 3.0, and optional SSD
If you've somehow not heard of the ThinkPad X1 yet, you join us at a good time. The well leaked laptop has shown up at an X Series comparison site, put together by Lenovo itself, where yet more specs ...
05:53 am EDT - Mon, May 16, 2011
Engadget Japan won't allow Sony to turn PSN back on until it's assured it's safe
Sony may be busy flipping the PlayStation Network switch back to the "on" position around the globe, but one locale where it won't be doing so just yet is its homeland of Japan. The Dow Jones newshoun...
05:08 am EDT - Mon, May 16, 2011
Engadget Official: Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab getting Gingerbread update in mid-May
After encountering a little hitch with its mid-April Gingerbread delivery, Samsung is now ready to boot up Kies for another try. The company has this morning released word that it intends to update it...
03:57 am EDT - Mon, May 16, 2011
Engadget NTT DoCoMo's Fujitsu LOOX F-07C goes official, coming with Windows 7 Home Premium
Yes, 'tis quite a shock for a Monday morning, but it turns out the dual-booting Fujitsu LOOX F-07C smartphone is indeed legit. According to NTT DoCoMo's preliminary spec sheet, this 7.69-ounce landsca...
03:57 am EDT - Mon, May 16, 2011
Engadget NTT DoCoMo's Fujitsu LOOX F-07C goes official, dual-boots to Windows 7 and Symbian (updated)
Yes, 'tis quite a shock for a Monday morning, but it turns out the dual-booting Fujitsu LOOX F-07C smartphone is indeed legit. According to NTT DoCoMo's preliminary spec sheet, this 7.69-ounce landsca...
03:01 am EDT - Mon, May 16, 2011
Engadget Lenovo ThinkCentre Edge 91z leaks out, a 21.5-inch all-in-one desktop with optional boot drive
If you're looking for a sleek, angular slab of an all-in-one desktop computer, Lenovo may have the machine for you, as we've just intercepted plans for this unannounced ThinkCentre Edge 91z, and she's...
03:01 am EDT - Mon, May 16, 2011
Engadget Lenovo ThinkCentre Edge 91z leaks out: a 21.5-inch all-in-one desktop with optional boot drive
If you're looking for a sleek, angular slab of an all-in-one desktop computer, Lenovo may have the machine for you, as we've just intercepted plans for this unannounced ThinkCentre Edge 91z, and she's...
02:00 am EDT - Mon, May 16, 2011
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: floating trains, dead bees, dirt-powered phones and Cornish pasties
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. Did you know that the cell phone in your pocket could be c...
01:00 am EDT - Mon, May 16, 2011
Engadget Switched On: Chrome alone
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.About a year after the debut of the first Android handset, Switched On discussed the threat that Chrome OS posed to And...
12:05 am EDT - Mon, May 16, 2011
Engadget NVIDIA CEO disappointed by Android tablet sales, blames pricing and poor app selection
It won't have escaped your attention that just about every Honeycomb tablet shipping in the first half of this year features, or will feature, NVIDIA's Tegra 2 hardware. Unfortunately for NVIDIA, rece...
11:02 pm EDT - Sun, May 15, 2011
Engadget Windows Phone 7 'Mango' to bring Office 365, Facebook Chat, more Xbox Live integration?
The Windows Phone Dev Podcast unearthed some seemingly legit Windows Phone 7 screenshots last week that revealed a few new features apparently headed to the mobile OS, and it's now back with another b...
10:08 pm EDT - Sun, May 15, 2011
Engadget Latest Boxee Box update leaves surround sound speakers silent on stereo sources
It wasn't long after the Boxee Box v1.1 update started to roll out that users with surround sound systems found a major issue with it: besides the removal of volume controls (confirmed to return as an...
10:08 pm EDT - Sun, May 15, 2011
Engadget Latest Boxee Box update leaves surround sound speakers silent on stereo sources (Update)
It wasn't long after the Boxee Box v1.1 update started to roll out that users with surround sound systems found a major issue with it: besides the removal of volume controls (confirmed to return as an...
09:03 pm EDT - Sun, May 15, 2011
Engadget HP Touchpad and Pre 3 pricing revealed... by Playboy Magazine (update: just estimates)
Hey, we're growing kind of close to that "summer" release window for HP's marquee mobile devices, aren't we? Playboy Magazine sure thinks so, as its latest issue (June) comes with pricing for the ...
08:06 pm EDT - Sun, May 15, 2011
Engadget WiFi-only Motorola Xoom won't have Movies right away, Canadian Xooms getting SD support someday
If you're the proud owner of a Motorola Xoom, you will get Android 3.1, but we're afraid the timing and features included in that update may depend on where you reside and which one you bought. For in...
06:44 pm EDT - Sun, May 15, 2011
Engadget PlayStation Network restoration spreads to Europe and the Middle East
Now that North America has been thoroughly blanketed in the beautiful green light of a working PlayStation Network, it's time for other countries to sign on too, and the first out of the gate are the ...
06:44 pm EDT - Sun, May 15, 2011
Engadget PlayStation Network restoration spreads across the world (update)
Now that North America has been thoroughly blanketed in the beautiful green light of a working PlayStation Network, it's time for other countries to sign on too, and the first out of the gate are the ...
06:03 pm EDT - Sun, May 15, 2011
Engadget Samsung Infuse 4G and HP Veer 4G now on sale at AT&T (update)
These two smartphones probably couldn't be any different if they tried -- on the left, we've got the tiny 2.6-inch HP Veer with webOS on board, and on the right is Samsung's Infuse 4G, a giant 4.5-inc...
04:12 pm EDT - Sun, May 15, 2011
Engadget YikeBike unveils less-expensive folding electric bike, Jackie Chan dons celebratory tuxedo
Our main complaint with the folding electric YikeBike -- besides the not-quite-catchy name - was the $3,795 price tag. The company's trying to ease the price pain with the Fusion, a new model that'll ...
02:09 pm EDT - Sun, May 15, 2011
Engadget Zen master Zimoun asks: what is the sound of 138 motorized cotton balls rolling on cardboard? (video)
Unlike most of us, Zimoun sees a pile of DC motors, cotton balls, and cardboard boxes and thinks "I can work with this." That, along with his mysterious single name, is what makes him an artist. We're...
12:08 pm EDT - Sun, May 15, 2011
Engadget Samsung's foldable AMOLED display: no creases, even after 100,000 tries
Samsung demoed some fascinating AMOLEDs at this year's CES, including 4.5-inch flexible and 19-inch transparent displays -- neither of which, sadly, will reach the market any time soon. But the innova...
09:05 am EDT - Sun, May 15, 2011
Engadget Samsung updates Galaxy S II, speeds up Swype and fixes auto-brightness issue
Samsung's Galaxy S II superphone didn't have many issues to begin with, and we're hearing there's one fewer annoying quirk today -- Android Community reports that a new firmware update (available via ...
05:59 am EDT - Sun, May 15, 2011
Engadget Samsung Infuse 4G and HP Veer 4G now on sale at AT&T
These two smartphones probably couldn't be any different if they tried -- on the left, we've got the tiny 2.6-inch HP Veer with webOS on board, and on the right is Samsung's Infuse 4G, a giant 4.5-inc...
03:58 am EDT - Sun, May 15, 2011
Engadget Google IO 2011 T-shirt puzzle solved, reveals the droid you've been looking for
If unsolved Google puzzles keep you up at night, you now have one less reason to go sleepless: the Google I/O T-shirt enigma has been unraveled. The picture above contains a series of dots and dashes,...
02:39 am EDT - Sun, May 15, 2011
Engadget How would you change Apple's Thunderbolt-equipped MacBook Pro?
Same 'ole, same 'ole? There's no doubt that Apple's newest MacBook Pro looks awfully similar to the models that have come before it, but the engineers in Cupertino still managed to shake a few thi...
01:10 am EDT - Sun, May 15, 2011
Engadget RIM recalls at least 900 faulty BlackBerry PlayBooks, here are the serial numbers
We found the BlackBerry PlayBook to be a pretty solid piece of hardware, but it seems there was a problem batch -- an inside source tells us that nearly 1,000 faulty tablets were shipped to Staples, a...
01:10 am EDT - Sun, May 15, 2011
Engadget RIM recalls 900 faulty BlackBerry PlayBooks, here are the serial numbers (update)
We found the BlackBerry PlayBook to be a pretty solid piece of hardware, but it seems there was a problem batch -- an inside source tells us that nearly 1,000 faulty tablets were shipped to Staples, a...
11:34 pm EDT - Sat, May 14, 2011
Engadget PlayStation 3 system update 3.61 available now, PSN still not ready for games
Ladies and gentlemen, your PS3 may technically be able to connect to PlayStation Network now, but we're not through the woods yet -- today, Sony is issuing a mandatory System Update (v3.61) which will...
11:34 pm EDT - Sat, May 14, 2011
Engadget PlayStation 3 system update 3.61 available now, 'phased restoration' of PSN begins today (update)
Ladies and gentlemen, your PS3 may technically be able to connect to PlayStation Network now, but we're not through the woods yet -- today, Sony is issuing a mandatory System Update (v3.61) which will...
11:09 pm EDT - Sat, May 14, 2011
Engadget Mopho DJ uses your iPhone to track turntable movement (instead of your movements)
We have to admit, we never thought of this one -- and it's pretty, pretty slick. Instead of using time-coded vinyl to interface your turntable with your computer as with Final Scratch Pro or Serato Sc...
10:03 pm EDT - Sat, May 14, 2011
Engadget Clearwire ditches plans to produce phones, satisfied Sony Ericsson drops logo lawsuit
We thought Clearwire might have had a chance at legal victory against Sony Ericsson, but the wireless carrier has apparently dropped out of the ring. Clearwire told a federal court it no longer plans ...
09:01 pm EDT - Sat, May 14, 2011
Engadget Solar Impulse completes first solar-powered international flight, Captain Piccard returns to earth
We're big fans of charming, ungainly Solar Impulse, and of Captain Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg's quest to circumnavigate the globe in a solar-powered plane. In case you missed the live strea...
08:06 pm EDT - Sat, May 14, 2011
Engadget Power Matt joins the Wireless Power Consortium, gains the power of Qi
Powermat's Power Matt proclaimed his cord-cutting capabilities to the people while bearing a striking resemblance to Superman. And now, just as the Kryptonian joined the Justice League, Power Matt has...
06:44 pm EDT - Sat, May 14, 2011
Engadget Microsoft-approved tool fixes your 'walshed' Windows Phone, helps you get official updates once more
There are certainly advantages to rooting your Windows Phone 7 device, but there's a heck of a downside too -- Microsoft can't update your handset to the latest and greatest build if you've unofficial...
05:27 pm EDT - Sat, May 14, 2011
Engadget FCC reveals Seagate GoFlex Satellite, a WiFi-capable battery-powered external hard drive
For a purportedly doomed manufacturer of magnetic storage, Seagate sure is spinning some interesting ideas these days -- last year, we got modular, upgradable cables, and now the company's testing ext...
03:57 pm EDT - Sat, May 14, 2011
Engadget HTC Thunderbolt inductive charging back hits FCC, makes life with LTE a little easier
That inductive-charging backplate for the HTC Thunderbolt just hit the FCC, which means keeping the battery-devouring device juiced is about to get a little less inconvenient. Instead of having to plu...
02:33 pm EDT - Sat, May 14, 2011
Engadget Caption Contest: you shall not interrupt Gandalf's 3D viewing session
Nobody likes being bothered while they're really getting into a movie, and as we all know you can't really get into a movie unless it's in 3D. Right? Sir Ian McKellen took things a step further, n...
01:40 pm EDT - Sat, May 14, 2011
Engadget HDHomeRun Prime TV tuner officially available for preorders for $249, six tuner version next week
After a false start when it passed certification earlier this month, SiliconDust's three CableCARD tuner HDHomeRun Prime is finally available for preorder from Newegg for $249. The release date is sch...
12:56 pm EDT - Sat, May 14, 2011
Engadget Robot orchestra marries music and machines (video)
It may not be the first go-round for the Karmetik Machine Orchestra, but the automated musicians, fashioned by a group of students at the California Institute of the Arts, took the stage last night to...
11:02 am EDT - Sat, May 14, 2011
Engadget MOPS Shadow T800 brings analog joystick, hearts & spades to Android
Sure, the Xperia Play may have that slick gamepad slider, shoulder buttons, and Sony Playstation's official blessing, but can it hold its own against the Shadow's analog pad? Probably, because des...
09:13 am EDT - Sat, May 14, 2011
Engadget Kinect hack enables psychedelic acupressure, far-out graphics (video)
We've seen the Kinect do some pretty wild stuff, but this "Kinected Massage" thing might just take the cake. Jason Stephens, massage therapist and grad student, has employed the ever-expanding power o...
07:38 am EDT - Sat, May 14, 2011
Engadget LG Optimus Pad coming to Rogers May 17th
It's already made its rounds of the European continent, and now LG's Optimus Pad seems poised to make its North American retail debut via Rogers in Canada. A helpful tipster sent us the above screensh...
05:55 am EDT - Sat, May 14, 2011
Engadget Microsoft Research-backed e-reader prototype can't keep its text to itself (video)
We've seen plenty of dual-screen devices over the past couple of years, and they never fail to make us a little sentimental for Microsoft's stillborn Courier concept. That goes double for this reader ...
04:53 am EDT - Sat, May 14, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile baking fresh prepaid plans May 22, adds more 4G data for flavor
Consumers are flocking to prepaid about as fast as children to an ice cream truck, and T-Mobile is welcoming them with open arms. Pushing out a competitive and timely response to Verizon's Unleashed p...
03:37 am EDT - Sat, May 14, 2011
Engadget Robot arm learns to use hammer, mocks pathetic human's attempt to fight back (video)
This guy had a pretty natural reaction upon discovering that the DLR Hand Arm System has learned to use a hammer: he took a bat to the thing. Rather than curbing the inevitable robotic uprising, howev...
02:33 am EDT - Sat, May 14, 2011
Engadget Ask Engadget: best full-size laptop without an optical drive?
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 inquiry is coming to us from Garren, who isn't ashamed of be...
01:36 am EDT - Sat, May 14, 2011
Engadget Logitech Revue price drops to $199 on Amazon
While we wait for the OTA update that will bring Android 3.1 to existing Google TV devices, Logitech's Revue -- check the official blog post linked below for some of the features being added -- has ap...
12:25 am EDT - Sat, May 14, 2011
Engadget Google IO 2011 keynotes now available on YouTube (video)
Is there anything you don't know about Google's blowout I/O 2011 developer conference? If you've read our recap of happenings over in San Francisco this week, you should be well on your way to bec...
12:25 am EDT - Sat, May 14, 2011
Engadget Google IO 2011 keynotes available on YouTube (video)
Is there anything you don't know about Google's blowout I/O 2011 developer conference? If you've read our recap of happenings over in San Francisco this week, you should be well on your way to bec...
11:33 pm EDT - Fri, May 13, 2011
Engadget Android 3.1 on the Motorola Xoom: hands-on (video)
That Android 3.1 update that Google announced during I/O is slowly rolling out to 3G Xoom owners as we speak. How'd we know such a thing? Why, it just landed on our in-house Xoom, of course! Most ...
10:57 pm EDT - Fri, May 13, 2011
Engadget Screen Grabs: futuristic Nokia smartphone answers the product placement call in Real Steel
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.In the futuristic world of ...
10:14 pm EDT - Fri, May 13, 2011
Engadget Lodsys warns iOS devs, alleges in-app purchases infringe its patent
A handful of iOS developers received letters this week from a patent holding firm claiming that their applications that offer in-app purchases infringe on the firm's intellectual property (IP). The le...
09:32 pm EDT - Fri, May 13, 2011
Engadget Dell teases lithe new laptop to stimulate our gadget senses (video)
Mmmm, there's nothing like some shots of a slim new PC to get our gadget senses all tingly, and Dell's done just that via a new video. Posted on its Facebook page today, Round Rock's latest laptop -- ...
09:32 pm EDT - Fri, May 13, 2011
Engadget Dell teases lithe new laptop to stimulate our gadget senses (update: CEO says XPS 15z)
Mmmm, there's nothing like some shots of a slim new PC to get our gadget senses all tingly, and Dell's done just that via a new video. Posted on its Facebook page today, Round Rock's latest laptop -- ...
08:30 pm EDT - Fri, May 13, 2011
Engadget Samsung Infuse 4G review
We're just getting into the swing of spring, flowers blooming and skeeters biting, but already it's been a great year for Samsung -- if we ignore the whole lawsuit thing. Just a few weeks ago the comp...
07:58 pm EDT - Fri, May 13, 2011
Engadget Workaround brings Netflix to more (rooted) Android users
We've already had some success getting Netflix for Android up and running on an officially unsupported phone (a Droid X), but those not able to get it to work simply by transferring and installing the...
07:38 pm EDT - Fri, May 13, 2011
Engadget New iMac frees you from the tyranny (and convenience) of servicing your own hard drives
Letting Apple control most facets of your computing experience is just a fact of life for the Mac faithful, but the company may have gone too far for some with the most recent iMac refresh. Want to sw...
07:38 pm EDT - Fri, May 13, 2011
Engadget iMac frees you from the tyranny (and convenience) of servicing your own hard drives (update: not exactly a new problem)
Letting Apple control most facets of your computing experience is just a fact of life for the Mac faithful, but if you want to swap out the hard drive for a bigger or faster one with the most recent i...
07:10 pm EDT - Fri, May 13, 2011
Engadget Google IO gaffe: Galaxy Tab 10.1 Limited Edition won't work with OS X, Windows usability is spotty
You know what's cool? Handing out 5,000 Android tablets to your most loyal developers at Google I/O. You know what's not cool? Handing out 5,000 Android tablets that can't have files loaded on...
07:10 pm EDT - Fri, May 13, 2011
Engadget Galaxy Tab 10.1 Limited Edition not seen in Android File Transfer, Windows usability is spotty
You know what's cool? Handing out 5,000 Android tablets to your most loyal developers at Google I/O. You know what's not cool? Handing out 5,000 Android tablets that can't have files loaded on...
06:43 pm EDT - Fri, May 13, 2011
Engadget Shapeways Glazed Ceramics make 3D printed objects you can eat off of
We've seen them spit out fancy glass vases and tiny white strandbeests, and now the 3D thingy makers are pumping out cutesy salt and pepper shakers. Those hyper-glossy white rabbits pictured above are...
06:22 pm EDT - Fri, May 13, 2011
Engadget Engadget app for iPhone and iPod touch updated to 2.2.0, get it now!
Hey there fellow iOS users, just thought we'd let you know that the Engadget app for iPhone and iPod touch has now been updated to version 2.2. What's new, you ask? Well, on top of a stash of perf...
06:00 pm EDT - Fri, May 13, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Show returns Friday, May 27th -- win a ticket to the taping!
After a month-long slumber, the Engadget Show is back! We're taping in two weeks, on Friday, May 27th at 6:00pm! Editor-in-chief Tim Stevens will be joined by special guests Justin McElroy and Chris G...
05:30 pm EDT - Fri, May 13, 2011
Engadget Engadget Podcast 239 - 05.13.2011
Do y'all like Google stuff? If you don't, do you really hate Google stuff? Either way, good. We've got you covered. We'll give you more reasons to gLove them or gHate them, because we've got a...
05:11 pm EDT - Fri, May 13, 2011
Engadget Robotic wheelchair uses 3D imaging to 'see' for visually impaired drivers
You may not be able to control it with your mind, but this robotic wheelchair from Sweden's Luleå University of Technology can still offer something that only a few others can -- "sight." The ch...
04:47 pm EDT - Fri, May 13, 2011
Engadget Barnes and Noble's Nook Android app now supports magazines, tablets, your Cosmo obsession
Barnes and Noble's Nook app for Android just got a bit more bathroom-friendly. Yesterday, the company unveiled an update that supports magazines on devices running Android 2.1 or higher, allowing user...
04:00 pm EDT - Fri, May 13, 2011
Engadget HP Veer 4G review
HP's Jon Rubenstein told us that his company wanted to veer in a new direction, and veer it surely did -- the HP Veer 4G will arguably be the smallest fully-functional smartphone on the market when it...
03:37 pm EDT - Fri, May 13, 2011
Engadget LimeWire reaches $105 million settlement with record labels
It's been a long, slow demise for the once mighty file sharing service, but LimeWire has now taken one last big step towards being a footnote in internet history. The company reached an out of court s...
03:09 pm EDT - Fri, May 13, 2011
Engadget Droid Charge to finally light up on Verizon Wireless tomorrow?
Our testing of the Droid Charge got off to a bit of a rough start thanks to Verizon's wee tiny LTE outage that just so happened to hit at the same time as the phone. Thanks (at least in part) to that,...
03:09 pm EDT - Fri, May 13, 2011
Engadget Droid Charge to finally light up on Verizon Wireless tomorrow (update: official!)
Our testing of the Droid Charge got off to a bit of a rough start thanks to Verizon's wee tiny LTE outage that just so happened to hit at the same time as the phone. Thanks (at least in part) to that,...
02:51 pm EDT - Fri, May 13, 2011
Engadget Apple patent application shows keyboard that doesn't require contact, blows air
We've been generally satisfied with the chiclet-style keyboards that have become omnipresent in laptops and Apple's latest generation of desktop keyboards, but Cupertino feels that these thinner, lowe...
02:23 pm EDT - Fri, May 13, 2011
Engadget Ring Mouse available for $70, just in time for your nerd wedding proposal
Sure, Ring Mouse sounds like something you might catch from an out-of-control rodent population while on vacation in a foreign country. And yes, we'll admit that that the whole concept sounds a bit aw...
01:59 pm EDT - Fri, May 13, 2011
Engadget X-Prize reveals plans for tricorder competition, suspiciously lacking Nimoy endorsement
We could feed you a line about the final frontier or exploring strange new worlds, but we'll just give it to you straight: the X-Prize Foundation has teamed up with Qualcomm to design the Tricorder X-...
01:32 pm EDT - Fri, May 13, 2011
Engadget HTC Sensation looks to have signed bootloader, custom ROMs look to be bummed
Did you think maybe HTC would change its ways after locking down the bootloader on the Thunderbolt and Incredible S? Sorry, no. The upcoming Sensation looks to have been similarly afflicted, with ...
01:09 pm EDT - Fri, May 13, 2011
Engadget Biodiesel can be harvested from leftover food, kids no longer have to clear their plates
The best dishes always contain 30 per cent fat minimum. This doesn't merely ensure a level of hearty satisfaction (Windows 7 Whopper anybody?), it also means the leftovers contain plenty of the gr...
12:46 pm EDT - Fri, May 13, 2011
Engadget ITC judge rules against Apple in patent infringement case, Kodak smiles
The International Trade Commission has weighed in on one half of the ongoing Apple-Kodak legal saga, ruling in favor of the team from Rochester. In a decision handed down yesterday, ITC Judge Robert R...
12:12 pm EDT - Fri, May 13, 2011
Engadget Hands-on with Netflix for Android (video)
Netflix for Android is here... finally. It's been a long time coming and we're thrilled to be able to bring our instant queue with us wherever we go. Though technically only approved for a handful of ...
10:41 am EDT - Fri, May 13, 2011
Engadget Sony and Library of Congress launch streaming National Jukebox, ready to DJ at your local speakeasy
Who's better, Sammy Hagar or The Great Caruso? We know you have every track the Red Rocker ever laid down, but if you haven't upgraded your gramophones of the great Italian tenor, today is the fir...
09:56 am EDT - Fri, May 13, 2011
Engadget Solar Impulse's first international flight is underway (live)
We've been following Captain Piccard's Solar Impulse solar-powered airplane for a few years now. Today, right now as a matter of fact, the pioneering Swiss HB-SIA aircraft with 200-foot wingspan is at...
09:22 am EDT - Fri, May 13, 2011
Engadget HTC Flyer available across Europe today, 600 for 3G, 480 for WiFi-only version
The day every fan of 7-inch Android tablets has been waiting for has finally arrived. HTC has just announced widespread availability across Europe of its 1.5GHz Flyer. Pricing is set at £600 / &...
08:36 am EDT - Fri, May 13, 2011
Engadget Apple patent application suggest iPod nano could become even more of a 'fashion accessory'
There's no guarantee that it will show up in the next iPod nano -- or any iPod nano at all, for that matter -- but a newly published patent application has now offered a few more hints about how Apple...
07:49 am EDT - Fri, May 13, 2011
Engadget Cisco phasing out FlipShare: 30 days to save your videos
Many Flip fans are already sporting black arm bands with little red spots in honor of the dying brand, and the New York Times reports there's more bad news coming. Starting May 12th, all videos upload...
07:01 am EDT - Fri, May 13, 2011
Engadget HP unveils WiFi Mobile Mouse and Link-5 wireless tech to free your USB
We don't usually go wild for wireless mice, but HP has revealed a new rodent that controls your PC pointer via WiFi that's piqued our interest. Dubbed the HP WiFi Mobile Mouse, it's got five programma...
06:17 am EDT - Fri, May 13, 2011
Engadget Samsung and LG to showcase high pixel density LCD panels for tablets at SID 2011
It's a well-known fact that LG's already dominated the pixel density race in the smartphone market thanks to the Retina Display inside the iPhone 4, but we've yet to see similar technologies making th...
05:33 am EDT - Fri, May 13, 2011
Engadget Sprint adds two new 3G mobile broadband plans, unlimited WiMAX for all
Want an unlimited WiMAX hotspot for $45 per month? Sprint's got a new plan that gives you just that, plus 3GB of 3G data. There's also a brand-new 10GB plan for $90 if you need to cruise a bit fur...
04:31 am EDT - Fri, May 13, 2011
Engadget Fujitsu's TH40D convertible tablet slides into Japan, packs Atom Z670 and Windows 7
A slide-out tablet running on Windows 7, you say? Not to be confused with the Samsung Sliding PC, what we have here is the Fujitsu LifeBook TH40/D that's just been announced for the Japanese marke...
03:29 am EDT - Fri, May 13, 2011
Engadget '3 Dreams of Black' is the trippiest WebGL interactive music video you've seen all day
Perhaps you had your fill of WebGL yesterday after playing Angry Birds from dawn till dusk, but there was an even more graphically intensive Chrome browser experience unveiled at Google I/O this week:...
02:27 am EDT - Fri, May 13, 2011
Engadget Motorola Droid X2 ready for May 26 launch?
The skeptics in us are not ready to call this one confirmed yet, but we are beginning to see information trickle in about a possible launch date for the Droid X2. Droid-Life uncovered possible promo m...
01:33 am EDT - Fri, May 13, 2011
Engadget Google's potential $500M fine linked to illegal online pharmaceuticals
When Google revealed it would take $500 million first-quarter charge ahead of "potential resolution of an investigation" by the United States Department of Justice, the company offered few details. A ...
12:37 am EDT - Fri, May 13, 2011
Engadget Reuters: a failed takeover of T-Mobile would cost AT&T as much as $6 billion
AT&T's proposed acquisition of T-Mobile was a big deal as soon as it was announced, but now Reuters has unearthed some more context to lend it even more cruciality. We already knew that in the eve...
12:01 am EDT - Fri, May 13, 2011
Engadget Chromebooks get 3G connectivity via Three UK
Long before Google outed Samsung's Series 5 and Acer's Chromebook, we'd already heard that Verizon would provide unlimited 3G coverage to the Internet giant's netbooks, but our friends across the Atla...
12:01 am EDT - Fri, May 13, 2011
Engadget Chromebooks get 3G connectivity via Three UK (update)
Long before Google outed Samsung's Series 5 and Acer's Chromebook, we'd already heard that Verizon would provide unlimited 3G coverage to the Internet giant's netbooks, but our friends across the Atla...
11:15 pm EDT - Thu, May 12, 2011
Engadget FL Studio coming to iOS (unicorns, leprechans, phat beats to follow)
We thought it was an impossible dream, like world peace or a second season of My So Called Life, but we finally have the answer to the immortal question: "When will FL Studio be available on operating...
11:15 pm EDT - Thu, May 12, 2011
Engadget FL Studio coming to iOS (unicorns, leprechauns, phat beats to follow)
We thought it was an impossible dream, like world peace or a second season of My So Called Life, but we finally have the answer to the immortal question: "When will FL Studio be available on operating...
10:46 pm EDT - Thu, May 12, 2011
Engadget NaClBox brings DOS-based gaming to Chrome along with sweet, sweet nostalgia
Now that Angry Birds has come to Chrome, none of us have any reason to leave the house. But if you like your games closer to 1fps, NaClBox may be more your speed. The Chrome-only emulator revives such...
10:16 pm EDT - Thu, May 12, 2011
Engadget Flexbook concept serves up candy-coated convertible
It seems Fujitsu's got a thing for morphing PCs. Way back in 2006, we saw this mysterious tri-fold concept, which was rumored to be making the rounds inside Fujitsu R&D, and now the outfit's short...
09:43 pm EDT - Thu, May 12, 2011
Engadget Dutch telco KPN using deep packet inspection to monitor mobile customers, throttle services
KPN set off some alarms in Holland last month when it announced a plan to start charging customers separate fees for using VoIP, streaming video, and sending instant messages. But, the question remain...
09:21 pm EDT - Thu, May 12, 2011
Engadget ZeroTouch 'optical multi-touch force field' makes a touchscreen out of just about anything
The rise of tablets and smartphones has made the touchscreen a rather ubiquitous interface, but they aren't everywhere quite yet. A group of students from Texas A&M intend to change that, however,...
09:00 pm EDT - Thu, May 12, 2011
Engadget Insert Coin: Olloclip three-in-one lens for iPhone 4 (video)
Each week we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject line.We t...
08:48 pm EDT - Thu, May 12, 2011
Engadget Flash Player 10.3 hits Android with optimizations, bug fixes aplenty
It's been saying that it was coming "soon" since March, and Adobe has now finally delivered Flash Player 10.3 to compatible Android devices. As expected, it brings mostly bug fixes and optimizations, ...
08:48 pm EDT - Thu, May 12, 2011
Engadget Flash Player 10.3 hits Android with optimizations, bug fixes aplenty (update: desktops too)
It's been saying that it was coming "soon" since March, and Adobe has now finally delivered Flash Player 10.3 to compatible Android devices. As expected, it brings mostly bug fixes and optimizations, ...
08:45 pm EDT - Thu, May 12, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Podcast, live at 5:00PM ET!
Did you miss us? It's all right, you can admit it. We won't judge you. The Engadget Podcast is back for another thrilling Thursday night installment. Tim and Brian are joined once again by Myriam,...
08:31 pm EDT - Thu, May 12, 2011
Engadget Tokyo school takes Facebook Poking to a creepy new level (video)
You've got to hand it to Tokyo's University of Electro-Communications, the school's researchers have presented some truly unique methods for interfacing with our electronics -- fake finger sliding, a ...
08:12 pm EDT - Thu, May 12, 2011
Engadget What stalled negotiations between Google and the music industry? (Hint: money)
It's no secret that negotiations between Google and the recording industry haven't been going very well. Perhaps even less surprising are the reasons behind the stalemate. According to the Hollywood R...
07:49 pm EDT - Thu, May 12, 2011
Engadget WebGL flaw leaves GPU exposed to hackers
Google spent a lot of time yesterday talking up WebGL, but UK security firm Context seems to think users should disable the feature because it poses a serious security threat, and the US Computer Emer...
07:21 pm EDT - Thu, May 12, 2011
Engadget Netflix releases Android app for select HTC phones, Samsung Nexus S
Well, it looks like the LG Revolution won't be the first Android phone to get Netflix after all. The app has just hit the Android Market and is currently available for the HTC Incredible, Nexus One, E...
06:59 pm EDT - Thu, May 12, 2011
Engadget Bezos says 'stay tuned' on potential Amazon tablet
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos didn't confirm a Samsung-built tablet today, but he's not saying no -- in fact, the tell-it-like-it-is founder of the massive e-tailer suggested quite the opposite in an intervie...
06:01 pm EDT - Thu, May 12, 2011
Engadget Next-next-gen Atom will be a system on a chip called 'Silvermont,' pack 3D transistors?
Last week, we were treated to an earful about Intel's plans for its future chips -- most notably, that it's committing to 3D transistors across the board. Well, that trickle of information hasn't run ...
05:44 pm EDT - Thu, May 12, 2011
Engadget Sprint Google Voice integration now available for discounted accounts, still AWOL in sunny Puerto Rico
We've been keeping a close eye on Sprint's Google Voice integration since its troubled release last month, and Sprint has confirmed that many more of you are now able to activate the feature. Previous...
05:09 pm EDT - Thu, May 12, 2011
Engadget Verizon sends out OTA update for the HTC Thunderbolt, lacks fix for LTE
At long last, Verizon's finally giving us that OTA firmware update for the Thunderbolt we caught wind of a few weeks back. Owners of the flagship device can grab it now through a manual download, and ...
04:51 pm EDT - Thu, May 12, 2011
Engadget TomTom sends HD Traffic update to all Live models, extends Traffic Manifesto to US (video)
TomTom CEO Harold Goddijn announced at a NYC event last night that the company's HD Traffic service, previously only included with the Go 2535 M Live, would be available on all U.S. Live models, incl...
04:24 pm EDT - Thu, May 12, 2011
Engadget Bang & Olufsen's 85-inch 3DTV comes to North America for $1,000 per inch
Because the current lineup of 3D capable HDTVs just aren't exclusive enough, Bang & Olufsen has expanded its lineup with the BeoVision 4-85 plasma which will be available to North American buyers ...
04:01 pm EDT - Thu, May 12, 2011
Engadget Google IO 2011 recap: Chromebooks, Music Beta, Movies and more
And that, as they say, it a wrap. We've departed a shockingly sunny San Francisco, but not without a huge helping of Google news to mull over on the long ride home. In typical Goog fashion, the outfit...
03:36 pm EDT - Thu, May 12, 2011
Engadget Mirasol display gets lighting solution for reading alone at parties, bars
How do you solve a problem like lighting a Mirasol display? Sure, the technology provides something of a comprise between traditional E Ink displays and tablet LCDs, with full video and color, low...
03:07 pm EDT - Thu, May 12, 2011
Engadget Pivot Power strip starts shipping, folks who ordered a year ago rejoice
Don't you hate it when you preorder something and it doesn't show up for, like, a year? We know of at least 960 early adopters who can feel your pain. The Pivot Power strip, which lets you rearran...
02:26 pm EDT - Thu, May 12, 2011
Engadget Scarpar off-road powerboard coming December 2011, just in time to replace Santa's sleigh
It's been a little over two years since we first came across Scarpar's all-terrain powerboard, and now it's just about ready to hit the streets, or mountains, or whatever. The Australian startup is cu...
02:13 pm EDT - Thu, May 12, 2011
Engadget Zynga crowns Lady Gaga as FarmVille's newest cash cow
What better way to market a game that isn't really a game than with an artist who isn't really an artist? Such was the rationale, apparently, behind Zynga's recent decision to partner with Lady Ga...
01:44 pm EDT - Thu, May 12, 2011
Engadget World's first GLONASS-enabled tablet unveiled in Russia, plays nice with GPS
After rolling out the world's first GLONASS-enabled smartphone, Russia is thinking bigger -- it's tablet time. This 7-inch Froyo-powered panel runs on a 800MHz processor, and sports 512MB of RAM, a 3....
01:13 pm EDT - Thu, May 12, 2011
Engadget iRobot Ava mobile robotics platform hands-on at Google IO (video)
If you're under the impression that robots were all over Google I/O this year, you'd be right -- after all, it's a only small leap from robot to Android. Yesterday we got some hands-on time with iRobo...
12:59 pm EDT - Thu, May 12, 2011
Engadget Is Comcast blocking the Pirate Bay?
We've received numerous reports this morning from users indicating that good 'ol Comcast is at it again. Word on the web is that Comcast ISP subscribers are unable to access torrent site the Pirate Ba...
12:59 pm EDT - Thu, May 12, 2011
Engadget Is Comcast blocking the Pirate Bay? (updated: it isn't just Comcast)
We've received numerous reports this morning from users indicating that good 'ol Comcast is at it again. Word on the web is that Comcast ISP subscribers are unable to access torrent site the Pirate Ba...
12:29 pm EDT - Thu, May 12, 2011
Engadget Nintendo launching 3DS eShop on June 7, sharing some E3 love with everyone
We know where we're going to be on June 7th: surfing across the sea of concrete better known as Los Angeles, looking at lots of games and wishing we'd packed more comfortable shoes. That's E3 time and...
11:33 am EDT - Thu, May 12, 2011
Engadget Facebook admits hiring PR firm to smear Google
It seems like the ongoing rivalry between Facebook and Google has taken a turn for the subversive. Last night, a spokesman for the social network confirmed to the Daily Beast that Facebook paid a top ...
11:12 am EDT - Thu, May 12, 2011
Engadget Pioneer's Discussion Table gets a thumping $37,000 price tag, taken for a spin (video)
We thought the latest version of Microsoft's Surface was pricey at $7,600, but it's cheapo IKEA compared to Pioneer's WWS-DT101 Discussion Table. We just reported that this beast is due to hit the Jap...
10:36 am EDT - Thu, May 12, 2011
Engadget Contour+ helmet cam goes official, bringing 1080p video with wider viewing angle
Remember that Contour Plus helmet cam teased by a cheeky cyclist last month? Well, this is it, though it turns out the name's actually written as Contour+. Like the ContourGPS, this new image...
09:53 am EDT - Thu, May 12, 2011
Engadget Cisco Cius on AT&T: crystal clear corporate communication coming this fall
Cisco's Cius hopped on Big Red's bandwagon a few months back, and now it's bringing its high-def corporate communications skills to AT&T. And not only will Ma Bell be selling the seven-inch slate,...
08:57 am EDT - Thu, May 12, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S II overclocked to 1.5GHz, used to obliterate benchmarks (video)
What do you do after you've bought the most powerful smartphone to yet grace the Android universe? Some timid folks would urge you to just enjoy it, but if you're like us, you'll probably want to ...
08:00 am EDT - Thu, May 12, 2011
Engadget Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 ups the interchangeable lens ante with fancy new touchscreen
Right on schedule, Panasonic's gone and made its thinly-veiled Lumix DMC-G3 Micro Four Thirds shooter official. The Micro Four Thirds shooter succeeds the G2 with a a 16 megapixel sensor, support for ...
07:40 am EDT - Thu, May 12, 2011
Engadget VIA QuadCore processor combines low-cost and low-power with 'adaptive overclocking'
Computex is coming up fast and with it we're expecting a slew of new gear. The event will also mark the first public showing of VIA's new x86 quad-core processors aptly named, QuadCore (pictured above...
07:10 am EDT - Thu, May 12, 2011
Engadget Google and iRobot team up to put Android apps on Ava telepresence bot
Remember that Ava telepresence bot that we were gaga over at CES? Well Google has decided to lend iRobot a hand in getting the tablet-topped automaton rolling with some Android apps. The two compa...
06:20 am EDT - Thu, May 12, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.3.3 Gingerbread update begins international rollout
Look, we know all this Honeycomb and Ice Cream Sandwich talk can get you down original Galaxy Tab owners. Unfortunately, that's the risk of being an early adopter. Now chin up, Samsung has just starte...
05:49 am EDT - Thu, May 12, 2011
Engadget Samsung's 64Gb toggle DDR 2.0 NAND flash memory with 400Mbps transfer rate hits production
Get ready for it speed freaks, Samsung's toggle Double Data Rate 2.0 MLC NAND chips are now in production -- an industry first. The 64 gigabit flash chips manufactured using 20nm processes boast an im...
05:07 am EDT - Thu, May 12, 2011
Engadget ViewSonic 7x shrinks Honeycomb to 7 inches for the tiny handed
Well, it looks like ViewSonic is finally digging its Android tablets out of the Froyo doldrums and, what's more, it may be first to market with a Honeycomb slate of the seven-inch variety. According t...
04:15 am EDT - Thu, May 12, 2011
Engadget DIY robot is the brooding teenager you've always wanted to slap (video)
Is a robot really a robot if it refuses to act like a robot? That's the question we were asking ourselves after stumbling upon this DIY machine, which may have just seized the crown for World's Bi...
03:11 am EDT - Thu, May 12, 2011
Engadget Lenovo's LePad going global with IdeaPad Tablet K1 moniker?
At last, here's a sign of Lenovo's Android tablet making its way out of the fertile land of China. While there's no direct mention in this FCC application, the speakers at the bottom suggest that this...
02:59 am EDT - Thu, May 12, 2011
Engadget Keepin' it real fake: a Nintendo DS Lite that gets it (mostly) DS right
The death of Nintendo's DS Lite getting you down? Good news: it may have long ago been eclipsed by the DSi and 3DS, but the svelte portable system is still being made -- by someone, somewhere. And...
01:52 am EDT - Thu, May 12, 2011
Engadget Samsung Series 5 Chrome OS laptop hands-on at Google IO!
We never had much doubt about what Samsung would be showcasing at tonight's finale event at Google I/O 2011, but now it's official -- the outfit's first-ever Chrome OS ultraportable is making its debu...
01:52 am EDT - Thu, May 12, 2011
Engadget Samsung Series 5 Chrome OS laptop hands-on at Google IO (update: video!)
We never had much doubt about what Samsung would be showcasing at tonight's finale event at Google I/O 2011, but now it's official -- the outfit's first-ever Chrome OS ultraportable is making its debu...
01:29 am EDT - Thu, May 12, 2011
Engadget Microsoft motion controller concept kicks sand in Kinect's puny face
Think your body's a temple? Turns out it's actually just the antenna the temple's staff uses to watch football when they're done praying. A group of engineers from Microsoft Research showcased a t...
12:34 am EDT - Thu, May 12, 2011
Engadget Danger co-founders reunite with Andy Rubin at Google to focus on Android hardware
In the year 2000, former Apple, WebTV and Philips employees Andy Rubin, Joe Britt, and Matt Hershenson founded a little company called Danger Incorporated, which you may know from such hits as the ori...
11:57 pm EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget Google: 'no plans' for Chrome OS on tablets, any other form factors
Google's second (and final) day of I/O 2011 was all about Chrome, and unfortunately for those yearning for a Chrome OS tablet, it looks as if your dreams will remain unfulfilled. Sundar Pichai, Senior...
11:22 pm EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget Editorial: Google clarifies Chromebook subscriptions, might have just changed the industry
Following Google's second I/O keynote, we were ushered into a room where a number of the company's executives were on hand to field questions from the press. Or in other terms, dodge bullets and tell ...
11:01 pm EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget Third Rail iPhone case has detachable battery, probably won't electrocute you
For humans, coming into contact with the third rail will likely void your personal lifetime warranty, but one accessory manufacturer hopes to apply a similar concept to your iPhone -- in much smaller ...
10:12 pm EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget Cornell's Ranger robot walks 40.5 miles on a single charge, doesn't even break a sweat (video)
A few years ago, engineers at Cornell were rejoicing when their Ranger robot set an unofficial world record by walking for 5.6 miles without stopping. Since then, the 22-pound bot has only built up it...
09:36 pm EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget NEC's VersaPro VK15VTM-C looks like a tablet, runs like a netbook
If you've been looking in vain for the right Windows tablet, you might want to have a gander at NEC's VersaPro VK15V/TM-C, a pad that looks like the slate it is, but packs some netbook-like specs -- n...
08:58 pm EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget Google TV shows off new Honeycomb UI, plans for Market, SDK
Google I/O is still ongoing and at the session for teaching developers how to build Android apps for Google TV the team has just shown off a quick peek of the new Honeycomb-based UI that will be relea...
08:58 pm EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget Google TV shows off new Honeycomb UI, plans for Market, SDK; opens up remote app source code
Google I/O is still ongoing and at the session for teaching developers how to build Android apps for Google TV the team has just shown off a quick peek of the new Honeycomb-based UI that will be relea...
08:58 pm EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget Google TV shows off new Honeycomb UI, plans for Market, SDK; opens up remote app source code (video)
Google I/O is still ongoing and at the session for teaching developers how to build Android apps for Google TV the team has just shown off a quick peek of the new Honeycomb-based UI that will be relea...
08:41 pm EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget Industrial robots do Star Wars better than Lucas
At the International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Shanghai, industrial robot company Yasakawa equipped a couple of its manufacturing machines with lightsabers and choreographed a violent b...
08:09 pm EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget Nokia N9 hits the FCC, packs more bands than a rubber tree
Last we heard, the Nokia N9 rode Stephen Elop's burning platform into the sunset, never to be seen again. Today, there's a FCC filing that begs to differ. Wireless Goodness spotted that RM-680 in the ...
07:41 pm EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 leaked, expected to launch tomorrow
Panasonic is rumored to be launching the Lumix DMC-G3 tomorrow, the update to its Micro Four Thirds G2. According to 43 Rumors, the new cam will be 25 percent smaller than its predecessor, and will in...
07:18 pm EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget Google announces new ways to discover apps on Android Market, more tools for developers
Android Market may have a lot going for it, but most would surely agree that it could use some improvement when it comes to discovering apps that you aren't specifically looking for. Thankfully, it se...
07:05 pm EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget Pioneer's Discussion Table takes on Surface in Japan this July
Microsoft hasn't exactly set the market ablaze with Surface, but Pioneer still wants its share of the extremely limited action. The company's Surface competitor, the WWS-DT101 Discussion Table, we spo...
06:42 pm EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget Swiss rocketeer jetpacks above Grand Canyon, lives to tell the tale (video)
There's "crazy" and then there's "craaazy." Crazy is going swimming five minutes after eating, or wearing white after Labor Day. Craaazy, on the other hand, is Yves "Jetman" Rossy -- a Swiss flight fa...
06:18 pm EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget OpenPaths lets you visualize your iPhone location data, donate it to science (video)
What use could science possibly have for your iPhone location data? Well, you won't be curing cancer, but you could theoretically be contributing to epidemiology, land use surveys, or a study prov...
05:37 pm EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget Google adding Netflix, Hulu support, offline Gmail, Calendar and Docs to Chrome OS this summer, prices hardware at $20 per month
Google's currently in the process of detailing Chrome OS' latest improvements and there are a couple of big 'uns: Netflix and Hulu support will be available right out of the box for the pair of new Ch...
05:36 pm EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget Google teases Samsung-built Chromebox, desktop version of Chrome OS
In among all the hard news of today's second Google I/O keynote, we were treated to a tease of a Google Chrome OS nettop, which to our ears sounded like it was called a Chromebox. What we've no doubt ...
05:26 pm EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget Google unveils Acer Chromebook: $349, 11.6-inches with 6.5-hour battery
Google just showed off a new 11.6-inch Chromebook from Acer at Google I/O with specs promising an eight second boot time with instant-on, two USB ports, webcam, HDMI and a 6.5 hour battery life. It's ...
05:24 pm EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget Official: Samsung reveals Chrome OS laptop -- the Series 5
Rumors told us what, when and even how much to expect, but Google just made it official on stage -- Chrome OS netbooks are finally here, and Samsung is leading the way. This is the Samsung Series 5 Ch...
05:23 pm EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget Google unveils Acer Chromebook: $349, 11.6-inches with 6.5-hour battery
Google just showed off a new 11.6-inch Chromebook from Acer at Google I/O promising an eight second boot time with an Intel Atom N570 CPU, 16GB SDD, instant-on, two USB ports, webcam, HDMI and 6.5 hou...
04:55 pm EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget Angry Birds gets a web version, demonstrates it in Google Chrome
Yet another platform has been conquered by the angered aviaries: the web! It's built in WebGL, so presumably browsers other than Google's Chrome should be able to run it as well, and even if you can't...
04:55 pm EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget Angry Birds gets a web version, coming to Chrome Web Store
Yet another platform has been conquered by the affronted fowl: the web! Angry Birds' web client is built in WebGL, so presumably browsers other than Google's Chrome should be able to run it as well, a...
04:53 pm EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget Google makes Chome Web Store available worldwide, adds in-app purchases and flat five percent fee
Google has just announced that it's making the Chrome Web Store available to the "entire userbase of Chrome," and in 41 different languages no less. It seems that those outside the current markets wil...
04:53 pm EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget Google makes Chrome Web Store available worldwide, adds in-app purchases and flat five percent fee
Google has just announced that it's making the Chrome Web Store available to the "entire userbase of Chrome" -- all 160 million, according to the company's latest numbers -- and in 41 different langua...
04:23 pm EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget Live from Google IO 2011's day 2 keynote!
No, you aren't losing your mind. You're really tuned in to the second Google keynote in as many days, and if we had to guess, we'd say Chrome and / or Chrome OS will take top billing. Things haven't s...
04:12 pm EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget Motion Computing's CL900 tablet now available for order, starting at $899
It's been a while since we first laid eyes upon this rugged little guy, but Motion Computing's CL900 tablet is finally available for orders, starting at $899. Designed with enterprise markets in mind,...
03:53 pm EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget LifeFitness exercise bike interfaces with Nexus S, makes fitness marginally enjoyable (video)
LifeFitness may have taken one too many creative liberties with its Cyberbike Wii accessory, but it did a laudable job of redeeming itself at Google I/O this week. The outfit brought a USB-equipped ex...
03:09 pm EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget LG Optimus Black review
If you asked us to design our ideal Android phone, it might well end up looking like LG's Optimus Black. The handset that was once known under the codename "B" features a clean, elegant and exceedingl...
02:58 pm EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget Motorola Xoom WiFi to get Android 3.1 update within the 'next several weeks'
Google said yesterday that the new limited edition Galaxy Tab 10.1 would be getting updated to Android 3.1 in the next couple of weeks, and it looks like it will be a similar situation with the WiFi-o...
02:44 pm EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget Shell opens America's first pipelined hydrogen-fueling station in Southern California
Residents of SoCal's Torrance should consider themselves lucky, as they're now living in America's first-ever city to have a pipelined hydrogen-fueling station. You can thank Shell and Toyota for pick...
02:27 pm EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget Google's Arduino-based ADK powers robots, home gardens and giant Labyrinth (video)
Sure, it looks just about like every other Arduino board found at Maker Faire, but this one's special. How so? It's Google-branded, and not only that, but Google-endorsed. Shortly after the search...
02:08 pm EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget Lenovo ThinkPad X1 coming May 17th, with Gorilla Glass screen and spill-proof keyboard (video)
Man, Lenovo isn't even trying to keep the ThinkPad X1 under wraps anymore. The slinky new MacBook Air competitor has just slipped out in a video commercial on the company's own YouTube channel, where ...
02:00 pm EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget Google Music Beta walkthrough: what it is and how it works (video)
We made a few predictions about Google's (then-presumed) music service in our streaming roundup last week, and thanks to the inability of an undisclosed amount of labels to take a whiff of whatever El...
01:59 pm EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget Boxee Box v1.1 update includes improved browser, playback controls and more
Early previews of a new update for the Boxee Box mentioned a couple of different version numbers, but now the company has settled on v1.1 for the software update (sorry, still nothing for PCs) it's ro...
01:44 pm EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget Touch pad prototype works without movement, makes fingertips feel like they're sliding (video)
This comes from the same touchy-feely Kajimoto lab in Japan that brought us the tactile kiss transmission device and we totally see where they're going with it: maximum sensation, minimum effort. You ...
01:31 pm EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget Schizophrenic computer may help us understand similarly afflicted humans
Although we usually prefer our computers to be perfect, logical, and psychologically fit, sometimes there's more to be learned from a schizophrenic one. A University of Texas experiment has doomed a c...
12:51 pm EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget Editorial: [email protected] is the best worst thing that could happen to home automation
As the resident Engadget home automation nerd, Google's [email protected] announcement rocked my little low-powered RF world yesterday. Seeing a brand like Google get behind home automation is the stuff I'...
12:29 pm EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget Blu e-cigarettes help you make friends, light up when you're near another Blu smoker
Oh, that old adage: smoke, be cool, make friends. Die. Well, e-cigarette manufacturer Blu is now trying to resurrect that image, albeit perhaps without so much of the death bit, by making its packagin...
12:02 pm EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget Charlotte Motor Speedway, Panasonic flip the switch on the world's largest HD screen
Charlotte Motor Speedway and Panasonic held an event yesterday to celebrate the completion of the new world's largest HD screen, which measures at 16,000 square feet (200 feet wide and 80 feet tall). ...
11:35 am EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget Sand-swimming robot gets vertical manipulation via doorstop-shaped head (video)
So it looks like a half-stuffed sock -- and it is, sort of -- but this sandfish-inspired search and rescue robot has the potential to change the way machines maneuver through disaster zones. Playing o...
10:58 am EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget YouTube brings human-enabled closed captioning to live video for Google IO
If you were glued to your computer during the live broadcast of the Google I/O keynote this morning, you might have noticed a new feature accompanying an otherwise recognizable YouTube video. The onli...
10:20 am EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget Lighting Science demos Android @ Home bulbs, promises dead-simple home automation (hands-on)
'Tis amazing what a partnership with Google can do. Unless you're a frequent patron of Home Depot, there's a slim chance you'd ever heard of Lighting Science prior to this week's opening I/O keynote. ...
09:45 am EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget Hasbro's experimental Nexus-powered robot toy hands-on at Google IO (video)
Are you ready to welcome our experimental toy robot overlords? They're adorable, and they're taking no prisoners here at Google I/O. Hasbro and Google are collaborating to bring these little critt...
09:08 am EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget Sharp Aquos Phone SH-12C has 3D cameras, qHD resolution, Gingerbread filling
The HTC EVO 3D and LG Optimus 3D just got themselves a new buddy in the three-dee picture-taking arena in the shape of Sharp's Aquos Phone SH-12C. We know, that name just rolls off the tongue. What's ...
08:19 am EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget ZiiLabs outs dual-core ZMS-20 and quad-core ZMS-40 for Honeycomb tablets, clocks 'em at 1.5GHz
For now, the HTC Flyer can console itself for not having a second core (like all the other guys) by noting that its 1.5GHz clock speed is faster than any other tablet. Pretty soon, however, the choice...
07:53 am EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget First piece of SBIRS missile defense system launched, not shot down
No need to worry about that loud, fiery exploding noise in Florida last week -- that was the sound of us all becoming a little bit safer. An Atlas 5 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral on Saturday, ...
06:59 am EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget Google Music Beta walkthrough: what it is and how it works (video)
We made a few predictions about Google's (then-presumed) music service in our streaming roundup last week, and thanks to the inability of an undisclosed amount of labels to take a whiff of whatever El...
06:46 am EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget RoboDynamics Luna: the 5-foot tall personal robotic platform that retails for $1,000
It's a new era for personal robotics. Meet Luna, the full-programmable robot companion platform that will retail for $1,000. As a platform, RoboDynamics -- a Santa Monica-based company previously grou...
06:46 am EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget RoboDynamics Luna: the 5-foot tall personal robotic platform (updated)
It's a new era for personal robotics. Meet Luna, the fully-programmable robot companion platform that will ship this year. As a platform, RoboDynamics -- a Santa Monica-based company previously ground...
06:46 am EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget RoboDynamics Luna: the 5-foot tall personal robotic platform (update: video)
It's a new era for personal robotics. Meet Luna, the fully-programmable robot companion platform that will ship this year. As a platform, RoboDynamics -- a Santa Monica-based company previously ground...
05:45 am EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget Android 0-click NFC sharing demonstrated in Ice Cream Sandwich (video)
Ready to get your bump on? You'd better be because Google's planning to bring peer-to-peer NFC sharing to the Ice Cream Sandwich release of Android. Imagine it: 0-click contact, web page, and YouT...
04:58 am EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget Microsoft's Rock and Rails touchscreen lets you massage your photos with both hands
If you ever get tired of poking away at your smartphone's screen like a doorbell, you're not alone. The forward-looking folks over at Microsoft Research have been working away at a new touchscreen sys...
03:46 am EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget Another Pre 3 at the FCC, coming to Verizon for you and me?
Last month, a device (model number HSTNH-F30CN) that we surmised to be a Pre 3 hit the FCC rocking AT&T band GSM radios. Now, its brother HSTNH-F30CV is seeking federal approval to ride CDMA (850 ...
02:35 am EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget Google to offer $20-a-month 'student package' for a Chrome laptop?
Just as we're wrapping up day one of Google I/O 2011, Forbes received an interesting piece of information regarding Chrome OS. According to an unnamed senior Google executive, tomorrow's keynote will ...
01:46 am EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget Google IO 2011 continues tomorrow, get your (second) liveblog right here!
Had enough Google for the week? We thought not. We're still cranking on content from the (admittedly momentous) first day, but we'll be taking a break just after lunch tomorrow to bring you blow-b...
12:47 am EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget Fossil Meta Watch wrists-on at Google IO (video)
Today at Google I/O we got a chance to play with Meta Watch, Fossil's wearable development platform, which allows developers to extend the interfaces of devices and applications to the wrist. Both wat...
12:19 am EDT - Wed, May 11, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile snaps up 'SnapPad' trademark and domains, inadvertently teases tablet?
Companies register trademarks and domain names all the time to throw us off the scent, but somehow this one feels different -- DotWeekly reports that T-Mobile's made a bona fide landgrab for the word ...
11:47 pm EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget All 2014 Prius hybrids to roll with plug-in and 2011 pricing, Hoitz and Gamble rejoice
Hybrid cars are sleek, efficient, and even occasionally sexy. Cheap they are not, however, though Toyota hopes to stir up the market in 2014, with affordable plug-in models that also boast much-improv...
11:47 pm EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget All 2014 Prius hybrids to roll with plug-in and 2011 pricing, Hoitz and Gamble rejoice (update: not true)
Hybrid cars are sleek, efficient, and even occasionally sexy. Cheap they are not, however, though Toyota hopes to stir up the market in 2014, with affordable plug-in models that also boast much-improv...
11:00 pm EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget Google's Prediction API lets Fords learn all about you, tell you where to go
Earlier today, Google revealed plans to make our abodes more efficient and user friendly through Android automation, and it turns out they're helping Ford to do the same for our automobiles. You see, ...
10:34 pm EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget Eyes on with the VT30, Panasonic's flagship 3D plasma
The latest and greatest (and largest) 3D plasmas from Panasonic are finally shipping, including the flagship, THX-certified Viera VT30 sets with their single sheet of glass panels and Infinite Black P...
09:51 pm EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget $211,000 Apple-1 up and running, wants to know what this 'cloud' thing is all about
Wondering whatever became of the Apple-1 that sold at Christie's for $211,535? Turns out the extremely limited edition system wasn't destined for airtight museum displays -- not for the time being...
08:49 pm EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget Editorial: Engadget on Google Music and Movies for Android
Google dropped an amazing amount of stuff on us this morning, up to and including using your phone to turn off a lamp and a tablet to control a giant wooden labyrinth. Move past the flash, though, and...
07:41 pm EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget Google Music Beta versus the titans of the streaming music space: a chart
It feels like just yesterday we charted the streaming music landscape, but it's already changed in a big way -- Google is muscling in on the likes of Rhapsody, Pandora and particularly Amazon with its...
07:13 pm EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget Touchscreen prototype brings fake insects to life with tactile sensations (video)
The laboratory that taught us all to love again via kissing machine is back, and this time, thankfully, it's got its mind on other things. Kajimoto Labs at Tokyo's University of Electro-Communications...
06:44 pm EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget Purported seventh-gen iPod nano spotted, complete with 1.3 megapixel camera
Is this Apple's next iPod nano? It is if you believe the folks from Taiwan's Apple.pro website who, as you may recall, also recently got their hands on a purported next-gen iPod nano chassis that ...
06:24 pm EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget YouTube and Google Movies rentals can be consumed on either platform
Remember those 3,000 movies from Universal, Sony and Warner Bros. that were added to YouTube yesterday? Turns out, that same library is also being pushed to Google's newly announced Movies service...
06:12 pm EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget Google clarifies 18 month Android upgrade program, details far from solidified
We're camped out here at Google'e executive Q&A session, and Andy Rubin and co. are spitting out answers to questions from curious minds. While mentioned briefly in the outfit's keynote earlier, t...
05:48 pm EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Limited Edition (white) hands-on from Google IO!
Google just announced that every attendee of I/O 2011 would be getting a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Limited Edition, and being that we're here in both mind and body, we were able to get our paws around o...
04:53 pm EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 launching 'in about a month,' Google gives 5,000 away to devs at IO
Hey, who said we'd only get software news at Google I/O? The Android maker just narrowed down the launch for Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet (the thin version) to some time over the next month. A...
04:53 pm EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget Google gives away 5,000 Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets to devs at IO
Hey, who said we'd only get software news at Google I/O? The Android maker just reminded us that Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet (the thin version) will be launching in a month's time, and to whe...
04:44 pm EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget Google announces Android @ Home framework for home automation
Want more Android in your house? How about Android in your house. Google wants to think of "every appliance in your home" as a potential accessory for your phone. The opportunities are seemingly e...
04:40 pm EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget Google announces Android Open Accessory standard, Arduino-based ADK
Google's really not leaving any stone unturned at IO today -- it's now also announced a brand new Android Open Accessory standard, which promises to effectively be its own version of "Made for iPod." ...
04:35 pm EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget Google partners with OEMs and carriers to guarantee timely Android updates
We're here live at Google I/O, and the folks from Mountain View have just shared something rather sweet -- a coalition of manufacturers and carriers committed to making sure their Android devices rece...
04:25 pm EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget Google Music to stream 20,000 songs for free, official! (updated)
It's not quite official but there's little doubt that Google will launch its Google Music service at its big I/O event later today. While the Wall Street Journal couldn't get a Google spokesman to adm...
04:25 pm EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget Google Music Beta to stream 20,000 songs for free, official! (updated)
It's not quite official but there's little doubt that Google will launch its Google Music service at its big I/O event later today. While the Wall Street Journal couldn't get a Google spokesman to adm...
04:20 pm EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget Android Market launches movie rentals, thousands of titles available to your PC, phone or tablet
Google just announced movie rentals in the Android Market at its I/O conference. Chris from the Android services team just hit the stage at Moscone and demonstrated renting movies on the Android Marke...
04:14 pm EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget Google announces Ice Cream Sandwich for Q4 2011, for smartphones and tablets alike
"One OS that runs everywhere." There you have it, folks! Google intends to meld its Honeycomb tablet wares and Gingerbread smartphone software into one delicious Ice Cream Sandwich. Maybe that's why t...
04:14 pm EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget Google Ice Cream Sandwich coming in Q4 2011 to smartphones and tablets alike
"One OS that runs everywhere." There you have it, folks! Google intends to meld its Honeycomb tablet wares and Gingerbread smartphone software into one delicious Ice Cream Sandwich. Maybe that's why t...
04:13 pm EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget Google TV getting Android 3.1 and Market this summer; Sony, Vizio, Samsung and Logitech onboard
Google just announced at I/O that the Google TV will be upgraded to Android 3.1 this summer (existing devices will get an OTA upgrade) with access to the Market coming "soon." According to Mike Cleron...
04:01 pm EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget Google announces Android 3.1, available on Verizon Xoom today
Google has just announced Android 3.1, and it's rolling out to Verizon Xoom 3G customers today. It brings with it resizeable widgets, and a new host mode that will let you import photos to your tablet...
04:00 pm EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget Live from Google IO 2011's opening keynote!
We're camped out on the corner of Howard and 3rd, but Google I/O 2011's opening keynote hasn't started quite yet. You're still in the right place, though -- bookmark this very page and return at the t...
03:59 pm EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget Google reaches 100 millionth Android activation, 400,000 Android devices activated daily
36 OEMs, 215 carriers, 450,000 Android developers all over the world, Google wants to say "thank you!" Android has recently crossed its 100 millionth activation milestone, and is also growing at its f...
03:43 pm EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget Live from Google IO 2011's opening keynote!
We're camped out on the corner of Howard and 3rd, but Google I/O 2011's opening keynote hasn't started quite yet. You're still in the right place, though -- bookmark this very page and return at the t...
03:42 pm EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget Google Music to stream 20,000 songs for free, launches at IO later today (updated)
It's not quite official but there's little doubt that Google will launch its Google Music service at its big I/O event later today. While the Wall Street Journal couldn't get a Google spokesman to adm...
03:40 pm EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget PLAN emergency alert system going mobile in NYC and DC this year, nationwide in 2012
If you live in the U.S., you've probably seen those anger-inducing emergency alert system test messages that interrupt your favorite programming on a weekly basis. Most of us have never seen the syste...
03:37 pm EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget DoubleTwist's latest trick is NFC-based MP3 sharing between Androids
After adding AirPlay to AppleTV support to its Android media player app over the weekend, DoubleTwist's followup is a page out of Microsoft's Zune squirting (R.I.P.) handbook as it has implemented the...
03:24 pm EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget OCZ unveils Agility 3 and Solid 3 SSDs for thrifty speedsters
Now that OCZ has shifted its corporate focus away from the DRAM market, the company has begun deepening its lineup of solid state drives with two new additions: the Agility 3 and Solid 3. The pair of ...
03:02 pm EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget Atoms rumored to ditch Intel graphics for PowerVR
When Intel wanted to take a serious stab at the tablet market it turned to PowerVR, the company already providing the graphical muscle for its embedded chips that power the Logitech Revue and other se...
02:39 pm EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget Senate committee hearing on mobile privacy now underway, watch live
You might want to put on a pot of coffee for this one, but the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearing on mobile privacy and locating tracking is now underway, and you can watch it live at your choice o...
02:21 pm EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget Lian Li PC-U6 Cowry case: an aluminum seashell to keep your PC looking stylish
It takes quite a bit to get us excited about desktop case designs these days, but Lian Li's voluptuous new PC-U6 Cowry would seem to qualify pretty easily. It's fashioned after a seashell, giving it a...
02:02 pm EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget Security firm claims to have hacked Chrome's sandbox
It didn't manage to do it during the most recent Pwn2Own challenge, but VUPEN Security is now claiming that it has finally managed to hack Google's Chrome browser and crack its so-called "sandbox." Ac...
01:31 pm EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile leak divulges return of unlimited WiFi calls, may add Name ID and Voicemail-to-Text
What's shaping up to be an epic week in tech news may be about to become even more exciting for T-Mobile fans. Internal employee docs are giving out some serious vibes that the company is ready to pus...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget Panasonic launches semi-rugged Toughbook CF-53, with optional LTE and CircuLumin touchscreen (video)
Panasonic's been slimming down the ToughBook lineup as of late, but today it goes state-of-the-art -- today, the company's finely replacing the venerable Toughbook 52 with a 14-inch machine sporting I...
12:15 pm EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget Microsoft's acquisition of Skype for $8.5 billion becomes official
It was pretty much known about since last night, but Microsoft and Skype have now obliterated any lingering doubt in the matter: the Redmond-based software giant will acquire the internet telephony co...
11:27 am EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget Bee venom used to create ultra-sensitive explosives sensor
We knew that well-trained bees were capable of sniffing out dynamite and other explosives, but researchers at MIT have now come up with a slightly less militant way to use our winged friends as bomb d...
10:43 am EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget Scaled Composites and Northrup Grumman's new Firebird spy plane: pilot optional
Scaled Composites is best known for creating commercial spaceships for Sir Richard Branson, but it turns out the firm can construct more conventional flying machines, too. The company has joined force...
10:43 am EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget Scaled Composites and Northrop Grumman's new Firebird spy plane: pilot optional
Scaled Composites is best known for creating commercial spaceships for Sir Richard Branson, but it turns out the firm can construct more conventional flying machines, too. The company has joined force...
09:45 am EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget Internal emails reveal Google's desperation over Skyhook's Android deal with Motorola
While Skyhook's lawsuit against Google has been ongoing since September, we've yet to hear the latter's side of the story to fight back anti-competition claims. That's all changed now that a Massachus...
09:18 am EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget Graphene-powered web could download 3-D movies in seconds, give MPAA nightmares
Graphene, is there anything it can't do? Researchers are already trying to put it in processors, fuel cells, and batteries -- now your internet connection might get ten-times faster thanks to the ...
08:19 am EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget Powercolor expected to unveil double-barreled Radeon at Computex
An unnamed, undressed dual-GPU prototype of AMD's latest in southern-island graphics cards surfaced over the weekend. Flaunting twin Bart chips with 1,120 stream processors a pop, this card totals up ...
07:22 am EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget Portal turret replica has real laser, insatiable bloodlust
You might not remember Ryan Palser by name, but you'll surely recall the good gent's homemade Fallout 3 plasma rifle. He has since stepped his game up to bigger and badder video game weapon replicas, ...
06:15 am EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget Google Music to stream 20,000 songs for free, launches at IO later today
It's not quite official but there's little doubt that Google will launch its Google Music service at its big I/O event later today. While the Wall Street Journal couldn't get a Google spokesman to adm...
05:01 am EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget Advent's Vega tablet gets a little sweeter with the addition of Android 3.0 (video)
There's plenty of Android tablets out there, but you could certainly do a lot worse than the Advent Vega with its Tegra 2 innards and £199 ($326) asking price. You may take issue with its outdat...
03:42 am EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget Marines field test solar panels by day, watch Gomer Pyle by night
United States Marines are among the best-equipped soldiers on the planet, but more gadgets mean extra batteries to haul, adding dozens of pounds on extended missions. Troops in Afghanistan recently pu...
02:14 am EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget Microsoft close to buying Skype for more than $7 billion?
Following rumors of Facebook and Google eyeing on a deal to acquire Skype, we now have a new contender who is none other than the beast from Redmond, Microsoft. According to the Wall Street Journal's ...
02:14 am EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget Microsoft close to buying Skype for more than $7 billion? (Update: announcement tomorrow)
Following rumors of Facebook and Google eyeing on a deal to acquire Skype, we now have a new contender who is none other than the beast from Redmond, Microsoft. According to the Wall Street Journal's ...
02:06 am EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget Electric Land Rover makes it way easier to sneak up on cowardly lions
It's likely impossible to go on safari in Africa without having any environmental impact at all -- particularly on the ones where shooting things is involved -- but this is certainly a step in the rig...
01:47 am EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget HP unveils Elite L2201x: super slim 22-inch monitor
During our Monday morning HP deluge, we managed to overlook this rather slender 22-inch monitor. Buried beneath a slew of other announcements in the outfit's latest press release is the Elite L2201x: ...
01:11 am EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget Pioneer's AVIC-ZH09 GPS navigation systems take augmented reality on the road
While it may not be the first GPS navigation system we've seen sporting augmented reality, Pioneer's latest in-dash series may offer the first built-ins to bring AR to the open road. Using a windshiel...
12:40 am EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget Google IO 2011 kicks off tomorrow, get your liveblog right here!
It's been quite a year for Google already, but in truth, things haven't even truly begun. The outfit's annual tech extravaganza kicks off in the morning at San Francisco's Moscone West, with an untitl...
12:00 am EDT - Tue, May 10, 2011
Engadget App review: TweetComb for Honeycomb tablets
Until now, Honeycomb users looking to get their social networking fix have had to rely on blown up smartphone apps that don't make particularly good use of the additional screen real estate. Then, the...
11:27 pm EDT - Mon, May 9, 2011
Engadget AIM integrates with Google Talk for cross-platform chatting, teenagers worldwide shrug
For eons two realms have been divided: AOL Instant Messenger and Google Talk. AIM debuted among American Online employees in 1995; Google Talk premiered just a decade later. By 2007 you could combine ...
10:51 pm EDT - Mon, May 9, 2011
Engadget GRASP Lab quadrocopters learn to follow the leader and fly in formation
The University of Pennsylvania's GRASP Lab has already recklessly taught its autonomous quadrocopters to move in packs, fly through hoops and build things on their own, and it's now for some reason de...
10:13 pm EDT - Mon, May 9, 2011
Engadget Novel Concepts' ThinSink claims title of world's thinnest air-cooled heat sink
Heat sinks may not ordinarily be the most exciting sort of component -- but the world's thinnest air-cooled heat sink? That's... something. According to the folks at Novel Concepts, their new cred...
09:43 pm EDT - Mon, May 9, 2011
Engadget Xbox 360 spring update coming May 19?
If you've run out of beef jerky and had your free Hulu Plus trial go bust, you're certainly not alone. Don't get bored: more bits of new hotness are coming to your console, and they're coming soon. An...
09:02 pm EDT - Mon, May 9, 2011
Engadget Xplore Technologies' iX104C5 tablet PC is built for abuse
Sure, we all drool over the slender lines of the latest slates, but there's no shortage of folks in the field who dig the tablet form factor and need a more durable device than anything running Androi...
08:29 pm EDT - Mon, May 9, 2011
Engadget Peg lamp lets us spend less time screwing in light bulbs, more time talking about them (video)
We know what you're thinking, but the Jolly Green Giant didn't drop something on the way to hang out his laundry. Designed by Steffi Min for her industrial design senior thesis, the Peg lamp looks and...
08:05 pm EDT - Mon, May 9, 2011
Engadget WatchESPN app is now on Android, go-anywhere live TV streams still restricted to just a few providers
The WatchESPN app is now available for Android devices, bringing the same live video streams of ESPN channels it featured at its debut on iOS last month. The interface appears to be equivalent, howeve...
07:39 pm EDT - Mon, May 9, 2011
Engadget Planex capacitive stylus mocks Steve Jobs, all the way to the bank
In the past, our coverage of Planex has largely been relegated to storage devices and wireless access points, but now the company has entered one of the most exciting businesses of all: breaking poor ...
07:23 pm EDT - Mon, May 9, 2011
Engadget YouTube will add 3,000 streaming movies for renting, but won't say which ones (yet)
In the midst of a blog post welcoming us to "the future of video" head of YouTube Salar Kamangar confirms that starting today it will add around 3,000 new movie titles for rental in the US, along with...
07:23 pm EDT - Mon, May 9, 2011
Engadget YouTube will add 3,000 streaming movies for renting (Update: NBC Universal, Sony and Warner are on board)
In the midst of a blog post welcoming us to "the future of video" head of YouTube Salar Kamangar confirms that starting today it will add around 3,000 new movie titles for rental in the US, along with...
07:23 pm EDT - Mon, May 9, 2011
Engadget YouTube adds 3,000 movies for rental from Universal, Sony, Warner Bros. (Update: they're live)
In the midst of a blog post welcoming us to "the future of video" head of YouTube Salar Kamangar confirms that starting today it will add around 3,000 new movie titles for rental in the US, along with...
07:11 pm EDT - Mon, May 9, 2011
Engadget Comcast will open up its video on-demand to TiVo Premiere DVRs and offer them for installation
One of the downsides to bringing your own DVR is usually giving up access to any access to your cable company's video on-demand programming, but TiVo has worked out a deal with Comcast to bring its Xf...
06:47 pm EDT - Mon, May 9, 2011
Engadget Microsoft's Bill Buxton exhibits gadget collection 35 years in the making
You don't get to be Microsoft's Principal Researcher without a strong sense of technology and design history, and Bill Buxton certainly has plenty of evidence to show he's well qualified in that respe...
06:18 pm EDT - Mon, May 9, 2011
Engadget Microsoft's next major release of Windows Phone will be previewed on May 24th, and we'll be there live!
Been jonesing for more news about Microsoft's upcoming Mango OS update? So have we, and now all of us, VIPs and commoners alike, can circle the 24th of May as the date when Redmond will dish the f...
06:00 pm EDT - Mon, May 9, 2011
Engadget Toshiba Satellite E305 (S1990) review
Now in its third year, Best Buy's Blue Label program is something of a time capsule for fickle consumer tastes. Being the behemoth that it is, the retail giant hands PC makers a wishlist of specs, des...
05:39 pm EDT - Mon, May 9, 2011
Engadget Visualized: Porsche's GT3 R Hybrid has its very own boost button
Sure, it may seem like any old Formula 1 steering wheel, but take a closer look. See that big red button sitting on the left side, just begging to be pressed? That, friends, would be a boost butto...
05:16 pm EDT - Mon, May 9, 2011
Engadget Six-rotor drone counts trees, not kills
Relax everybody, unlike its antonymous quadrocopter cousins, this six-rotor drone isn't here to kill, only to count plants. Researchers from Oregon State University are hanging cameras from reasonably...
04:47 pm EDT - Mon, May 9, 2011
Engadget Framed 40-inch digiframe for galleries, cafes, the insanely rich (video)
If a 7-inch photo frame is perfect for grandma, think of Framed as an art display for the rest of us. (Assuming the rest of us have sky-high art budgets.) This 40-inch giant is based on a Samsung LED ...
04:00 pm EDT - Mon, May 9, 2011
Engadget Apple iMac (spring 2011) review
The heaviest of heavyweights in the all-in-one field has seen another update, another batch of new internals to liven up the aging (but still classy) chassis. Apple unveiled its latest iMac refresh la...
03:27 pm EDT - Mon, May 9, 2011
Engadget ASUS Eee PC 1015PX netbook now shipping, Atom N570 included
Heads up, netbook enthusiasts: the ASUS Eee PC 1015PX is now available for stateside delivery. Essentially an upgrade to last year's 1015PEM, this puppy rocks a 10.1-inch, 1024 x 600 display and house...
02:54 pm EDT - Mon, May 9, 2011
Engadget PQI USB 3.0 flash drive is world's smallest, easiest to misplace
Storage in the cloud has limited the appeal of previous-generation flash drives, but until we can beam 32GB video clips across the web in less than a minute, there's always room for a USB 3.0 "traveli...
02:14 pm EDT - Mon, May 9, 2011
Engadget NVIDIA acquiring wireless chip manufacturer Icera, doubling-down on the post-PC era
NVIDIA, a company once focused entirely on giant graphics cards for home computers, has already quite successfully re-positioned itself as a player in the mobile graphics world. Now it's poised to rea...
01:35 pm EDT - Mon, May 9, 2011
Engadget Conde Nast brings The New Yorker to iPad, seven other magazines by month's end
Yet another print powerhouse is bringing its wares to the iPad, all lining up neatly ahead of Apple's upcoming WWDC. First it was Time, then it was Hearst, and now Condè Nast is joining the fun...
01:17 pm EDT - Mon, May 9, 2011
Engadget GameCube Fusion portable brings Wii aesthetics, GBA design to Nintendo's boxiest console (video)
It seems like there was a time, not that long ago, where we saw another new hand-crafted portable console every week, each one smaller and more impressive than those before. Those days are, sadly, gon...
12:53 pm EDT - Mon, May 9, 2011
Engadget Audio battlefield would prepare troops for combat or a typical Slayer concert
Ever wondered how well playing Call of Duty at maximum volume mimics a real combat experience? Researchers at the Missouri University of Science and Technology must have asked a similar question, ...
12:29 pm EDT - Mon, May 9, 2011
Engadget WiMAX sleeve brings 4G speeds to the iPhone 4 in South Korea
This is exactly how we humans got out of the trees five million years ago. We spot a problem, like the iPhone 4's lack of 4G data, and we solve it. In fact, Korean Telecom's new Egg sleeve not only br...
12:05 pm EDT - Mon, May 9, 2011
Engadget Hyperkin 3DS Powerplus covers your handheld in battery-extending goodness
Nintendo 3DS users will soon have another way to extend their system's notoriously limited battery life, thanks to Hyperkin's new 3DS Powerplus. Slated for release this summer, the 2.2-ounce accessory...
11:31 am EDT - Mon, May 9, 2011
Engadget CTA's translucent Kinect steering wheel, for when you absolutely, positively must see the road
Steering wheels: sure, they're fun and functional, but why do they have to be so opaque? It's like you can't see through them at all! Our friends at CTA Digital -- purveyors of such fine gaming pe...
10:36 am EDT - Mon, May 9, 2011
Engadget HTC's Facebook phones, ChaCha and Salsa, get Amazon pre-order with June 26th delivery
Feeling the need for a phone with a dedicated Facebook button? HTC's got two to offer you, and now Amazon's UK bureau is ready to take pre-orders for the new Salsa and ChaCha handsets for a June 2...
09:38 am EDT - Mon, May 9, 2011
Engadget 'Miraculous' Aeros airship set to fly by 2013, thanks to DOD funding
Are you nostalgic for a time when the word "zeppelin" stood for leisurely intercontinental travel for the rich and famous, rather than bass-heavy portable sound and MotoBlur phones? Take heart, as...
08:42 am EDT - Mon, May 9, 2011
Engadget Fujitsu's Stylistic Q550 business slate up for US pre-orders, starting at $729
We're still not sure what's stylistic about Smart Card readers, fingerprint scanners and TPM modules, but you won't find them in many slates, so if you've been considering the Fujitsu Q550 -- which ha...
07:29 am EDT - Mon, May 9, 2011
Engadget ASUS Sabertooth P67 motherboard sheds its skin, feels better without it
There's no denying the ASUS Sabertooth P67 motherboard looks fantastic, and The Tech Report didn't spare praise for its military-grade components or five-year warranty in a recent review, but the publ...
07:02 am EDT - Mon, May 9, 2011
Engadget Apple brand valued at $153 billion, scoots ahead of Google for first place
What is the world's most valuable consumer-facing brand? If you'd asked the guys behind the BrandZ survey at any point over the last four years, they'd have told you "Google," but in 2011 their an...
06:36 am EDT - Mon, May 9, 2011
Engadget Brammo delays flagship Empulse electric motobike to 2012, teases new transmission tech
Bad news for Brammo's electric bikers: according to Asphalt and Rubber, word has it that the company's flagship Empulse motorbike will now be delayed to 2012, citing CEO Craig Bramscher's decision to ...
06:36 am EDT - Mon, May 9, 2011
Engadget Brammo delays flagship Empulse electric motorbike to 2012, teases new transmission tech
Bad news for Brammo's electric bikers: according to Asphalt and Rubber, word has it that the company's flagship Empulse motorbike will now be delayed to 2012, citing CEO Craig Bramscher's decision to ...
05:13 am EDT - Mon, May 9, 2011
Engadget Samsung's 75-inch D9500 3D TV announced for Korea, doubles as wind shield
3D is best served on a large plate, which is why Samsung's latest HDTV got us all dribbling over our TV munchies. This 75-inch platter, dubbed D9500, has stolen the short-lived crown off LG's 72-inch ...
05:13 am EDT - Mon, May 9, 2011
Engadget Samsung's 75-inch D9500 3D TV announced for Korea, doubles as wind shield (updated)
3D is best served on a large plate, which is why Samsung's latest HDTV got us all dribbling over our TV munchies. This 75-inch platter, dubbed D9500, has stolen the short-lived crown off LG's 72-inch ...
04:01 am EDT - Mon, May 9, 2011
Engadget HP launches DataPass to sell prepaid 3G data plans, service piggybacks on Sprint's network
It looks like HP is getting into the prepaid data game. The company just announced DataPass, a solution that lets you purchase 3G service from your laptop. The service is HP-branded, and that isn't ju...
04:01 am EDT - Mon, May 9, 2011
Engadget HP intros the ProBook 5330m, EliteBook 2560p, and EliteBook 2760p tablet
After announcing a trio of consumer laptops, you didn't think HP had forgotten about its business line, did you? The company also trotted out three lightweight models for the corporate set, includ...
04:01 am EDT - Mon, May 9, 2011
Engadget HP unveils the Pavilion dv4, Envy 14 with Sandy Bridge, and a redesigned Mini 210
With a Sandy Bridge refresh, a new 14-inch mainstream laptop, and a redesigned netbook, HP's latest crop of consumer systems offers a little something for everyone. First up, there's the 14-inch Pavil...
04:01 am EDT - Mon, May 9, 2011
Engadget HP Mini 210 hands-on (video)
Truth be told, we liked the Mini 210's not-too-glossy design when we reviewed it last year, but compared to the latest generation, it manages to look frumpy. The made-over version (starting at $299) h...
02:56 am EDT - Mon, May 9, 2011
Engadget Windows Phone 7 updates Bing to find music and barcodes, provide turn-by-turn directions and send speech-to-text SMS?
Developers are getting plenty of toys alongside Windows Phone 7's "Mango" release, but there may be extra baubles for regular users, too -- Microsoft will reportedly add a few features to Bing in the ...
01:45 am EDT - Mon, May 9, 2011
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Cities of the future, the Aqua Star, and 0-60 in 3.4 seconds... with a go-kart
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. What will the high-tech city of the future look like? ...
12:30 am EDT - Mon, May 9, 2011
Engadget Switched On: RIM's shot
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.Much like their home countries, Apple and RIM share much in common, but contrast in important ways. Both companies are ...
11:12 pm EDT - Sun, May 8, 2011
Engadget Poker chip-sized device non-invasively measures brain temperature, intrigues Le Chiffre
Do you ever feel like Portal 2 is making your brain overheat? You should get that checked, and thanks to researchers in Norfolk, Virginia, there's an easier way to do so. The Children's Hospital o...
10:14 pm EDT - Sun, May 8, 2011
Engadget Comscore report finds widening Android lead in US smartphone market, largely at RIM's expense
The percentage shift in the chart above tells most of the story here. According to Comscore's latest report, Android's share of the US smartphone market grew an impressive six percent in the three-mon...
08:56 pm EDT - Sun, May 8, 2011
Engadget Nexus S 4G on sale today: $200 at Sprint, $150 at Best Buy
It looks the same, it works the same, and though it's three-tenths of a millimeter thicker than the original, Sprint's Nexus S 4G has one major difference: it sports a WiMAX radio. Today, the freshest...
07:25 pm EDT - Sun, May 8, 2011
Engadget HP EliteBook 2760p tours the FCC, shows up online starting at $1,499
HP isn't really trying to keep its 12.1-inch EliteBook 2760p convertible tablet a secret these days, but honestly it might not matter even if the company tried -- the ever-reliable FCC made plenty of ...
05:55 pm EDT - Sun, May 8, 2011
Engadget AUO's 71-inch ultra-wide 3D LCD panel eyes-on
While strolling around Shenzhen earlier today, we decided to stop by at the China Optoelectronics Display Expo to feast our eyes on AUO's "world's largest" 71-inch 21:9 3D LCD panel. Phew, what a mout...
04:21 pm EDT - Sun, May 8, 2011
Engadget DoubleTwist upgrade features AirPlay support for more Apple Android miscegenation
Add another notch to DoubleTwist's Apple ecosystem integration belt, now that its Android app has added AirPlay streaming to the list of features. As of version 1.4 it will stream music, videos or pic...
02:20 pm EDT - Sun, May 8, 2011
Engadget Nearly half a million customers left T-Mobile in Q1 2011
Not even promises of a new Sidekick can keep T-Mobile from hemorrhaging customers, it seems, as the company reported significant losses in its Q1 statement for 2011. According to reports, 471,000 cont...
12:11 pm EDT - Sun, May 8, 2011
Engadget Space Adventures will shoot you (and your ego) to the moon for $150 million
Y'know, there are only so many pristine beaches and spectacular slopes one can see before terrestrial tourism becomes blasé. That's why Space Adventures -- who lets folks vacay in space via sub...
09:08 am EDT - Sun, May 8, 2011
Engadget Eton's Soulra XL solar-powered iPod boombox will cost $300, now ready for your pre-orders
Summer's nearly here, the sun shining bright -- wouldn't you like to share your tunes with friends with friends while basking in the light? That's what Eton's counting on as it prepares to ship th...
06:05 am EDT - Sun, May 8, 2011
Engadget LG Optimus Black debuts in Europe 'this month,' rest of the world settles for dual-core crumbs
LG told us to expect the ultra-slim Optimus Black handset globally in the first half of the year, and at least one continent will receive the device as planned -- the company just announced that the 9...
05:03 am EDT - Sun, May 8, 2011
Engadget Snail concept rolls out Braille-to-speech translation
A new concept that fits nicely in the things-you-never-knew-you-wanted category is determined to make speed readers out of the visually impaired. Snail -- deceptive name aside -- uses a pressure-sensi...
03:28 am EDT - Sun, May 8, 2011
Engadget How would you change Motorola's Xoom?
Two Motorola products in a row here at HWYC? Say it ain't so! A week after throwing the Atrix 4G out for discussion, Moto's Xoom tablet is on the docket next. As the world's first commercialized H...
02:27 am EDT - Sun, May 8, 2011
Engadget Amazon Cloud Player streams tunes to iOS, following silent update
Amazon Cloud Player has been laying low following its scuffle with Sony Music, but that hasn't kept the company's developers from rolling a crucial new feature out -- support for Apple's iOS devices, ...
02:27 am EDT - Sun, May 8, 2011
Engadget Amazon Cloud Player streams tunes to iOS, following silent upgrade (update)
Amazon Cloud Player has been laying low following its scuffle with Sony Music, but that hasn't kept the company's developers from rolling a crucial new feature out -- support for Apple's iOS devices, ...
02:27 am EDT - Sun, May 8, 2011
Engadget Amazon Cloud Player streams tunes to iOS, following silent upgrade (updated)
Amazon Cloud Player has been laying low following its scuffle with Sony Music, but that hasn't kept the company's developers from rolling a crucial new feature out -- support for Apple's iOS devices, ...
01:15 am EDT - Sun, May 8, 2011
Engadget Tor to fork Firefox for simplified anonymous browsing, doesn't think you're paranoid
Soon political dissidents, whistle blowers, and those trying to cheat MLB.TV's blackout restrictions will have an easier way to protect their privacy thanks to a dedicated Tor Browser. For those of yo...
12:11 am EDT - Sun, May 8, 2011
Engadget Samsung Exhibit 4G for T-Mobile caught on camera, passes through FCC
Someone left a little gift for the folks at TmoNews -- spy shots featuring the Gingerbread-toting Samsung Exhibit 4G, which also just passed through the FCC as the SGH-T759. We can tell from the photo...
10:09 pm EDT - Sat, May 7, 2011
Engadget iPad 2 light leakage due to faulty LG panels?
We don't have official word from Apple on the subject, but we're hearing rumors that might explain why some iPad 2 backlights tend to bleed -- according to Digitimes' anonymous sources, LG Display was...
10:09 pm EDT - Sat, May 7, 2011
Engadget iPad 2 light leakage due to faulty LG panels? (update)
We don't have official word from Apple on the subject, but we're hearing rumors that might explain why some iPad 2 backlights tend to bleed -- according to Digitimes' anonymous sources, LG Display was...
09:06 pm EDT - Sat, May 7, 2011
Engadget Tachyon launches OPS and OPS HD helmet cameras, not as durable but way more tiny
We can't say we've ever been particularly impressed by the video quality delivered by the Tachyon line of helmet cameras, but they're a good choice for those who need a recorder that can take one heck...
08:01 pm EDT - Sat, May 7, 2011
Engadget Modder miniaturizes 5.25-inch disk drive, brings microSD support to Atari 400
You aren't looking at a retro microSD card reader, you're looking at an Atari-compatible serial disk drive that just happens to use microSD in lieu of 5.25-inch floppies. In a Zork inspired fit of nos...
07:02 pm EDT - Sat, May 7, 2011
Engadget Screen Grabs: Kyocera Echo goes back to the alternate-reality future in Fringe
We liked the Kyocera Echo quite a bit, but perhaps the dual-screen tabletphone concept is a mite ahead of its time -- here it is fifteen years from now, helping the Fringe team pull up security bluepr...
05:55 pm EDT - Sat, May 7, 2011
Engadget US Cellular announces 4G, plans to light up LTE by end of year
Just when we're finally basking in the warmth of spring and picking May flowers, US Cellular finds a reason for us to look forward to the cold and dark winter to come. The carrier announced plans to d...
04:51 pm EDT - Sat, May 7, 2011
Engadget Microsoft patent details a 3D desktop interface with a room for your windows
Many have tried and failed to bring a 3D desktop interface to an otherwise 2D operating system, but that certainly hasn't stopped others from trying. The latest example to crop up comes courtesy of no...
03:47 pm EDT - Sat, May 7, 2011
Engadget Rand McNally's TripMaker RVND 5510 promises RV-easy navigation, Robin Williams at extra charge
Are you a mild-mannered California beverage executive tired of having your family vacations degenerate into antics? Do you feel like every time you try to clean the sewage system of your Recreatio...
02:42 pm EDT - Sat, May 7, 2011
Engadget BeBook Live tablet delivers the goods for Froyo diehards
It's pretty fitting that BeBook chose the word "Live" for its new product, because until we got a note from a member of its staff earlier today, we weren't entirely sure it was still kicking. The comp...
01:37 pm EDT - Sat, May 7, 2011
Engadget Acer Aspire One 722 caught in the wild (video)
If that offbeat Acer Aspire One 722 we told you about last month caught your fancy, well, we still don't know when you'll be able to buy it or how many pretty pennies it'll cost. In the meantime, the ...
12:34 pm EDT - Sat, May 7, 2011
Engadget Smithsonian announces titles for Art of Video Games exhibit, snubs Mario Paint
GoldenEye 007 is certainly a fun way to waste your childhood...but is it art? According to the Smithsonian American Art Museum, yes. The game was one of 80 selected for an upcoming exhibit, The Ar...
10:57 am EDT - Sat, May 7, 2011
Engadget Lenovo ThinkPad X1 priced at 1,292.52 by Amazon, shipping May 20th
The leaks should've already told you most of everything you need to know about the Lenovo ThinkPad X1, but here's some affirmation of perhaps the most relevant bit of info, the release date. Amazon ha...
10:57 am EDT - Sat, May 7, 2011
Engadget Lenovo ThinkPad X1 priced at 1,293 by Amazon, shipping May 20th
The leaks should've already told you most of everything you need to know about the Lenovo ThinkPad X1, but here's some affirmation of perhaps the most relevant bit of info, the release date. Amazon ha...
09:02 am EDT - Sat, May 7, 2011
Engadget Robots learn to march spell, still not capable of love (video)
Here's hoping there's more than a few military-style marches standing between us and a complete robotic takeover. If not, we've got some dire news: these are not simply miniature Roombas as they may a...
07:18 am EDT - Sat, May 7, 2011
Engadget Sony misses promised PlayStation Network and Qriocity restoration date, begs for more patience
Whoops. If you'll recall, Sony held what can only be described as an emergency press event in Japan a week ago in order to issue a number of assurances about the resumption of service as it relates to...
06:07 am EDT - Sat, May 7, 2011
Engadget Frisbee Forever app hits your iPhone screen, doesn't crack it
You can toss it on a plane. You can toss it on a train. You can toss it in a car. You can toss it near and far.Kiloo's new Frisbee(R) app for iOS gives geeks a safe environment to toss the disc (so no...
04:02 am EDT - Sat, May 7, 2011
Engadget Pix4D turns your 2D aerial photographs into 3D maps on the fly (video)
Assuming you own a Sensefly Swinglet CAM or some other high-res camera-equipped UAV, you could be just minutes away from turning your plain old 2D aerial photos into comprehensive 3D maps. Pix4D, a ne...
02:29 am EDT - Sat, May 7, 2011
Engadget Ask Engadget: best mini stereo for use with AirPort Express
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 inquiry is coming to us from Gaurav, who can't seem to co...
01:27 am EDT - Sat, May 7, 2011
Engadget Eight-core Intel Sandy Bridge E chips listed on, pulled from eBay
What's this? A listing for an unreleased Intel chip on eBay? This purported eight-core, hyper-threaded Sandy Bridge E-series processor is apparently a third party tester unit, hence the cloak ...
11:55 pm EDT - Fri, May 6, 2011
Engadget Visualized: Google searches around the globe
You've already seen Android activations mapped around the globe over time, now how about some Google search volumes? Using WebGL and different color crayons for each language, the coders at Mounta...
11:13 pm EDT - Fri, May 6, 2011
Engadget Johnny Depp, star of 3D 'Pirates' movie, can only see 2D
Johnny Depp's eccentricities extend beyond a propensity to show up at British elementary schools dressed in pirate garb. The actor is part of a small segment of the population that can't process three...
10:11 pm EDT - Fri, May 6, 2011
Engadget Comcast launches Xfinity 3G 4G MiFi for $25
Comcast teamed up with Clearwire to bring WiMAX to the masses a couple of years ago, and now the company is jumping on the bandwidth-sharing bandwagon by offering a mobile hotspot. It's the same Novat...
09:10 pm EDT - Fri, May 6, 2011
Engadget Google and Sprint respond to Google Voice integration issues
You may recall from yesterday that early adopters were having a variety of issues after activating (or attempting to activate) Sprint's new Google Voice integration feature. Well, a full day has passe...
08:11 pm EDT - Fri, May 6, 2011
Engadget MSI CR650 review
It was a long time coming, but when it finally arrived, AMD's highly anticipated Fusion APU ripped through the laptop market like a bull on steroids. Just this month, the chipmaker announced that the ...
07:44 pm EDT - Fri, May 6, 2011
Engadget Lenovo-funded eBox gaming console renamed iSec, still can't shake Kinect comparisons
Coverage of Eedoo's eBox has thus far largely focused on the China-only game console's similarity to Microsoft's Kinect. Perhaps seeking to shift in perception, the system this week was reintroduced t...
07:14 pm EDT - Fri, May 6, 2011
Engadget App review: Planetary for iPad
The iPad's music player hasn't changed much since its debut, and unlike its desktop counterpart, it also lacks a built-in music visualizer for your mesmerization. Luckily, for the folks who are seekin...
06:49 pm EDT - Fri, May 6, 2011
Engadget Sleek Audio terminates agreement with 50 Cent, puts over-the-ear plans on hold
You may remember our brief run-in with 50 Cent back at CES, where he announced a partnership with Sleek Audio for Sleek by 50, a pair of "wireless hybrid" headphones with built-in Kleer technology. To...
06:34 pm EDT - Fri, May 6, 2011
Engadget Impossible announces PX 680 Color Shade film for Polaroid 600 cameras, shows Instagram how it's really done
Fortunately for photography buffs, Impossible's mission to revive Instant Integral film hasn't proven, well, impossible. And the company's latest film stock, PX 680 Color Shade, reminds us of those Hi...
06:02 pm EDT - Fri, May 6, 2011
Engadget Editorial: A less tactile future, and how to avoid it
For the past few weeks, I've been doing most of my typing on a Matias Tactile Pro 3 -- a mechanical keyboard that's much like the original Apple Extended or IBM Model M keyboards, in function, if not ...
05:34 pm EDT - Fri, May 6, 2011
Engadget LG trots out XE1 and XE2 USB 3.0 drives for the Korean market
If you've been on the hunt for a USB 3.0 drive to pair with your newly minted notebook, the list of options just keeps on growing. LG just released the XE1 and XE2, a pair of 2.5-inch HDDs available i...
05:06 pm EDT - Fri, May 6, 2011
Engadget Lenovo ThinkPad X1 spotted in the wild
We've already seen it pictured and detailed, but Chinese website Mydrivers.com has now scored what appear to be the very first in-the-wild shots of Lenovo's new super-slim ThinkPad X1. As you can see ...
04:43 pm EDT - Fri, May 6, 2011
Engadget Engadget Podcast 238 - 05.06.2011
We'll tell you what: if you even blink these days, you're gonna miss a special guest on the Engadget Podcast. This week we've got Joystiq's Chris Grant in the house to shoot the shizzle on Sony's netw...
04:00 pm EDT - Fri, May 6, 2011
Engadget Streaming music breakdown: how Google Music and iCloud will impact today's options
Gone are the days of going to the music store, finding a vintage CD or cassette tape, happily unwrapping it and thoroughly perusing the cover art as you listen to your new album for the very first tim...
03:37 pm EDT - Fri, May 6, 2011
Engadget Algorithm places September 11th victims next to friends at 911 Memorial
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. The brilliant memorial (partially shown above) to be unveiled that day is radical not only as a result of on-site electronics, but a...
03:15 pm EDT - Fri, May 6, 2011
Engadget OtherOS++ brings Linux back to the PS3, taunts Sony
Mourn no more PS3 owners: what Sony hath taken away, the hacker community has given right back. The team at Gitbrew.org have returned Linux to the Cell-based gaming console with OtherOS++, w...
02:53 pm EDT - Fri, May 6, 2011
Engadget Fanscooter is the world's slowest extreme sport (video)
What do you get when you get when you combine a fan and a scooter? If you said "Scooterfan," you should be ashamed. Really ashamed. The correct answer, clearly, is Fanscooter, the latest project ...
02:31 pm EDT - Fri, May 6, 2011
Engadget HTC Flyer stylus on sale at Best Buy for $80, because matching gadgets should cost more
If you ordered the HTC Flyer because you're keen on scribbling notes and doodling over screenshots, well, today's your lucky day -- the matching stylus is now on sale for a cool $80. That's fairly out...
02:31 pm EDT - Fri, May 6, 2011
Engadget HTC Flyer stylus on sale at Best Buy for $80, because matching gadgets should cost more (updated)
If you ordered the HTC Flyer because you're keen on scribbling notes and doodling over screenshots, well, today's your lucky day -- the stylus is now on sale by itself for a cool $80. That's fairly ou...
02:09 pm EDT - Fri, May 6, 2011
Engadget ASUS: Eee Pad Transformer delays due to demand, not component shortages
We're sure you heard the rumors when hanging out in your ASUS fanboy haunts, wearing your ASUS logo hats and medallions, talking your crazy ASUS lingo with your fellow ASUS scenesters. Or maybe you th...
01:47 pm EDT - Fri, May 6, 2011
Engadget redsn0w untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3.1 works with 4.3.3, still no iPad 2 support
Apple released iOS 4.3.3 on Wednesday, but as it did with 4.3.2, neglected to patch the untethered jailbreak exploit in redsn0w 0.9.6rc9 (since updated to rc15). Looks like that's a hat trick for the ...
01:26 pm EDT - Fri, May 6, 2011
Engadget World's biggest CMOS sensor could help doctors detect and treat cancer
Move over, Canon, because scientists at the University of Lincoln have just seized the crown for world's biggest CMOS image sensor with their new Dynamic range Adjustable for Medical Imaging Technolog...
01:04 pm EDT - Fri, May 6, 2011
Engadget Jaguar will actually build million-dollar C-X75 hybrid supercar in 2013
You know how we said that 780bhp electric pipe dream Jaguar had last year wasn't going to be anything more than a concept? Well, we were wrong. Sort of. You see, the British automaker has just ann...
12:29 pm EDT - Fri, May 6, 2011
Engadget NASA concludes Gravity Probe B space-time experiment, proves Einstein really was a genius
Well, it looks like Einstein knew what he was talking about, after all. Earlier this week, researchers at NASA and Stanford released the findings from their six-year Gravity Probe B (GP-B) mission, la...
11:56 am EDT - Fri, May 6, 2011
Engadget Keepin' it real fake: the 1.2GHz Dell Streak that can make phone calls and run Gingerbread
You know, knockoffs are usually meant to be downgrades from the real deal. In the case of Dell's Streak 7 tablet, its KIRF version actually has a few advantages over the real deal -- it can make phone...
11:03 am EDT - Fri, May 6, 2011
Engadget Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott, and Starwood Hotels reward your loyalty with free WiFi
Free WiFi is practically a given at coffee shops and motels, yet lots of luxury hotels hit you with an extra $10 - $15 a day to ride their waves of wireless internet. Good news is, well-heeled world t...
10:11 am EDT - Fri, May 6, 2011
Engadget San Francisco backs away from cellphone radiation law, will distribute common sense instead
Science! It's the heady stuff that keeps the looneys in check and our feet planted on the earth. Back it up with a powerful CTIA lobbying effort and science can even move San Francisco policy. The San...
09:29 am EDT - Fri, May 6, 2011
Engadget Robots learn to share, try to repair bad rep (video)
We've been told time and time again to fear our mechanical friends, so imagine our relief when we heard that some Swiss scientists had a batch of bots that displayed altruism. What's more, these littl...
08:27 am EDT - Fri, May 6, 2011
Engadget IDC: smartphone market grows 80 percent year-on-year, Samsung shipments rise 350 percent
Smartphones are getting kind of popular nowadays, in case you hadn't noticed. The latest figures from IDC show a 79.7 percent expansion of the global smartphone market between this time last year and ...
07:40 am EDT - Fri, May 6, 2011
Engadget LG Optimus 2X scoops up Guinness World Record for being first dual-core smartphone
LG's Optimus 2X just scooped up official recognition from the Guinness World Records crew for being the very first dual-core smartphone, which sounds like a good thing, but really it kind of isn't. In...
06:39 am EDT - Fri, May 6, 2011
Engadget Kindle joins Nook and Kobo on Walmart store shelves
The tablet market is still a one-horse race, but e-readers continue to ramp, and Walmart wants another piece of that precious pie at big box retail. Starting this week, the online retailer will delive...
05:23 am EDT - Fri, May 6, 2011
Engadget Xerox's Business of Your Brain liberates your inbox from annoying coworkers
If you work in office, odds are your inbox is full of Oscar polls, baby pictures, fantasy football tips, and various other obstacles standing in the way of finishing up those TPS reports. Thanks to Xe...
03:57 am EDT - Fri, May 6, 2011
Engadget Samsung's entire line of active shutter glasses gets a price cut, more money for your popcorn
Following its pledge to make 3D TV experience more affordable, Samsung's just announced a price drop on the rest of its active shutter glasses lineup. As you probably already know, the entry-level SSG...
02:28 am EDT - Fri, May 6, 2011
Engadget Sony offers free Debix identify theft protection for PSN and Qriocity hack victims in US
Sony's "Welcome Back" package of free software and PlayStation Plus subscriptions was a nice gesture, but it won't help you if your credit card gets fraudulently charged in the aftermath of the PlaySt...
01:01 am EDT - Fri, May 6, 2011
Engadget Metal detectors and smartphones make beautiful, mine-sniffing music together
Harvard researchers have married a smartphone to a metal detector to create PETALS, a low cost way to improve mine detection in third-world countries. Traditionally, locating land mines has required a...
12:01 am EDT - Fri, May 6, 2011
Engadget Nuclear fusion startup gets Jeff Bezos backing, won't be dropping any bombs
Here's a phrase we never though we'd utter: Bezos is the bomb! Okay, so maybe a nuke reference isn't exactly appropriate here, considering Jeff Bezos is actually backing a company that's looking to cr...
10:48 pm EDT - Thu, May 5, 2011
Engadget Sprint Google Voice integration has major issues, major lack of support
Have you tried Sprint's new Google Voice integration? We know a lot of our readers have -- and many of them have had problems, writing in to us to express their displeasure. We started investigati...
10:48 pm EDT - Thu, May 5, 2011
Engadget Sprint Google Voice integration has major issues, major lack of support (update: Sprint and Google respond)
Have you tried Sprint's new Google Voice integration? We know a lot of our readers have -- and many of them have had problems, writing in to us to express their displeasure. We started investigati...
10:26 pm EDT - Thu, May 5, 2011
Engadget Google Earth gets optimized for Honeycomb tablets, interior photos hit Google Maps next week
There may have been a slight shortage of Honeycomb-optimized apps to go along with the first round of tablets, but things are now starting to pick up a bit, and Google has now filled in one more gap i...
09:51 pm EDT - Thu, May 5, 2011
Engadget Creative's new Bluetooth speakers sound vaguely familiar
Creative's family of Bluetooth speakers got a few more additions today. The company unveiled the wireless one-piece D80, which for most intents and purposes, is identical to its colorful sibling the D...
09:22 pm EDT - Thu, May 5, 2011
Engadget Samsung Infuse 4G hands-on
We've seen it powered down and had it dangled in front of us and now, four months after its launch, we've finally had a chance to play with a real, working Samsung Infuse 4G. This 4.5-inch superphone ...
09:22 pm EDT - Thu, May 5, 2011
Engadget Samsung Infuse 4G hands-on (updated)
We've seen it powered down and had it dangled in front of us and now, four months after its launch, we've finally had a chance to play with a real, working Samsung Infuse 4G. This 4.5-inch superphone ...
08:59 pm EDT - Thu, May 5, 2011
Engadget Samsung Infuse 4G is AT&T's first 21Mbps smartphone
AT&T has been adding a little dash (and asterisk) of 4G to all its phones as of late, but not all of those handsets are created equal -- the Motorola Atrix 4G, HTC Inspire 4G and HP Veer 4G are te...
08:40 pm EDT - Thu, May 5, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Podcast, live at 5:00PM ET!
The show you've come to know and love is back! That's right, after some refashioning, retooling, and even a little old fashioned rejiggering, it's time for another Thursday edition of the Engadget Pod...
08:29 pm EDT - Thu, May 5, 2011
Engadget Samsung's Infuse 4G coming to AT&T May 15th for $200
We've known Samsung's Infuse 4G was coming to AT&T since the day we got our grubby mitts on one at CES, and now it's finally here. Samsung's svelte superphone with the dazzling 4.5-inch Super AMOL...
08:06 pm EDT - Thu, May 5, 2011
Engadget Bluetooth Thumb Keyboard apes Backflip, may or may not be shipping now
iTablet has found itself on the pages of Engadget before, primarily for vaporware slates and cheap attempts to garner attention with its iMoniker. Now its parent company AHX Global is back with an act...
07:37 pm EDT - Thu, May 5, 2011
Engadget Global rare earth supply deficit should turn into a surplus by 2013, Goldman Sachs says
It looks like rare earth elements are getting slightly less rare. According to a research note released by Goldman Sachs today, the world's rare earth supply deficit will probably reach its apex this ...
07:10 pm EDT - Thu, May 5, 2011
Engadget Dell's stylish new XPS 15z laptop surfaces
We just heard talk of a new 15.6-inch Dell laptop yesterday that was said to be thin and streamlined, and Mobile Review has now scored some pictures of what may be that very same laptop. While there's...
06:44 pm EDT - Thu, May 5, 2011
Engadget Creative debuts compact, Bluetooth-enabled Zen Style M300 PMP
It may not be quite as convenient to wear as a watch, but Creative's new Zen Style M300 PMP does have a leg up on the slightly smaller iPod nano in one key respect: it packs built-in Bluetooth 2.1 sup...
06:17 pm EDT - Thu, May 5, 2011
Engadget Screen Grabs: Cisco Cius plays bad cop on NCIS: Los Angeles (video)
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.Cisco may be aiming for the...
05:33 pm EDT - Thu, May 5, 2011
Engadget DIYer builds his own CNC mill, fabricates a Weighted Companion Cube to show off
So you've built your own homebrew CNC mill and want to test out some recent modifications? That's a question few ever have to ask themselves, but DIYer Jamie Nasiatka recently did, and came up wit...
04:47 pm EDT - Thu, May 5, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini and Mini Pro hands-on
We've just gotten to grips with Sony Ericsson's new compact smartphones, the Xperia Mini and its keyboard-equipped sibling the Xperia Mini Pro, and have a gallery of shots for you below. Hit them up n...
04:47 pm EDT - Thu, May 5, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini and Mini Pro hands-on (update: video!)
We've just gotten to grips with Sony Ericsson's new compact smartphones, the Xperia Mini and its keyboard-equipped sibling the Xperia Mini Pro, and have a gallery of shots for you below. Hit them up n...
04:34 pm EDT - Thu, May 5, 2011
Engadget Continental readies stereo camera system for 'seeing' cars
The idea of cars preventing accidents before they happen isn't novel, but at the end of the day, collision detection systems are only as smart as the information being fed to them. That's the ethos be...
04:07 pm EDT - Thu, May 5, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson announces new generation of Xperia Mini and Mini Pro smartphones
Sony Ericsson has just outed a brand new pair of compact Xperia smartphones. The new Xperia Mini will run Android Gingerbread (2.3) on a 3-inch, multitouch, scratch-resistant display, which comes with...
04:00 pm EDT - Thu, May 5, 2011
Engadget Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air review
What's that, an alien egg? Nope. Memory foam iPillow? No, silly, it's a Zeppelin, a Zeppelin Air more specifically. Bowers & Wilkins brought us the first iPod-centric Zeppelin in the middl...
03:31 pm EDT - Thu, May 5, 2011
Engadget SOFT Rockers combine solar panels and moving furniture to charge your gadgets
Wander through MIT's Killian Court and you'll spot something distinctly modern nestled amongst its classical buildings -- a set of solar-powered lounge chairs called SOFT Rockers. These curved, solar-...
03:03 pm EDT - Thu, May 5, 2011
Engadget Acoustic Alarm ditches the snooze button for strings
There's a long history of alarm clocks that promise a better way of waking you up in the morning, but few quite like this Acoustic Alarm built by designer Jamie McMahon. As you can see, it's not techn...
02:08 pm EDT - Thu, May 5, 2011
Engadget Intel refreshes Wireless Display with support for DRM-protected DVDs, Blu-rays
We were bowled over from the start by Intel's Wireless Display technology, which lets you stream HD content from select laptops to an HDTV (with the help of a small adapter, of course). But while WiDi...
01:37 pm EDT - Thu, May 5, 2011
Engadget Motorola intros dueling portrait QWERTY Android options for Sprint: XPRT and Titanium
It took 'em long enough, but it seems as if The Now Network has managed to snap up Motorola's Droid Pro... just seven months after Verizon Wireless did so. For whatever reason, Sprint's dubbing its ve...
01:14 pm EDT - Thu, May 5, 2011
Engadget Ultra-thin handheld microscope could sniff out skin cancer, forged documents
It may not look like it, but that sleek black thing pictured above is actually a microscope. Designed by engineers at Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF, t...
12:42 pm EDT - Thu, May 5, 2011
Engadget TAT-astic native PlayBook development discussed and demoed on video
Yesterday at BlackBerry World 2011 we were fortunate to sit down and chat with Chris Smith, Senior Director of the BlackBerry Developer Platform, along with Rasmus and Karl from The Astonishing T...
12:14 pm EDT - Thu, May 5, 2011
Engadget Blocklets' Arduino-powered trebuchet could be your cat's worst nightmare (video)
We don't do a whole lot of reporting on ancient weaponry here, because, well, it's a little dated -- but throw in an Arduino and a servo, and you've got our attention. Take, for example, this miniatur...
11:47 am EDT - Thu, May 5, 2011
Engadget G-Form Extreme Sleeve gives new reasons to throw a MacBook out a window (video)
Extreme products make people do extreme things -- take, for example, all of those phones we've dumped in glasses of water and various things we've run over with cars. When it comes to demonstrating ru...
11:20 am EDT - Thu, May 5, 2011
Engadget Clearwire posts Q1 loss amid record subscribers, decides not to sell spectrum after all
You know you're having a wacky quarter when it involves a resigning CEO, lawsuits, and rumors that one of your wholesale partners is courting your potential replacement. But can you still come out on ...
10:49 am EDT - Thu, May 5, 2011
Engadget Facebook, Google rumored to be vying for Skype deal
Like two knights jostling for the hand of a fair maiden, both Facebook and Google appear to be courting the graces of Skype. A source close to Facebook recently told Reuters that CEO Mark Zuckerberg i...
10:01 am EDT - Thu, May 5, 2011
Engadget Gmail now stores up to 25,000 contacts for the insanely popular
Are you quietly proud of the girth of your social circle? Do you think having 146 Facebook buddies is impressive? Snap out of it, saddo. Some Gmail users have thousands upon thousands of conta...
09:15 am EDT - Thu, May 5, 2011
Engadget Apple updates 2011 MacBook Pro firmware to v1.4, fixes stability, Thunderbolt, and external display issues
In spite of the "Pro" in its name, Apple's 2011 MBP got off to a bit of a bumpy start for many users. Some encountered problems when outputting video through the Thunderbolt port to their Cinema Displ...
09:15 am EDT - Thu, May 5, 2011
Engadget Apple updates 2011 MacBook Pro firmware to v1.4, fixes stability, Thunderbolt, and Turbo Boost issues
In spite of the "Pro" in its name, Apple's 2011 MBP got off to a bit of a bumpy start for many users. Some encountered problems when outputting video through the Thunderbolt port to their Cinema Displ...
08:52 am EDT - Thu, May 5, 2011
Engadget The Daily generated 800,000 downloads, $10 million loss in first quarter of operation
It's still too early to pass judgment on News Corp's daring venture into tablet-only newspapers, The Daily, but at least we now have an idea of how much it costs to get a project like this off the gro...
08:09 am EDT - Thu, May 5, 2011
Engadget iOS 5 updates expected to be carried over-the-air, at least for the Verizon iPhone
Having spent a good part of our day yesterday negotiating with iTunes and downloading a whopping 666.2MB file to update our iPhone to version 4.3.3 -- a version, we might add, whose sole claim to fame...
07:40 am EDT - Thu, May 5, 2011
Engadget Samsung SENS-240 Navigation Tablet is strange and familiar
It's been a few years but iriver just released an updated version of its NV GPS navigator with SPINN UI. Wa... wait a second, that's a Samsung logo. Sorry, this is the Samsung SENS-240, a hybrid car n...
07:07 am EDT - Thu, May 5, 2011
Engadget HTC Sensation 4G hits the FCC, shows off T-Mobile-friendly AWS radio
As always, the FCC continues to tease our gadget lust with another upcoming smartphone. This time we have the HTC Sensation 4G, aka PG58100, which is believed to be launching in early June and will ri...
06:22 am EDT - Thu, May 5, 2011
Engadget Keepin' it real fake: Sony NGP with Xbox 360 livery shows up in China
Look away now, Kaz, because it looks like this KIRF NGP is on track to beat the real deal to market. Known as the iReadyGo RG on Chinese forum CNGBA, this shameless rip-off is set to be a near-carbon ...
05:27 am EDT - Thu, May 5, 2011
Engadget Chrome Canary comes to Macs for fearless browser enthusiasts
Until now, Mac users who like to live their digital lives on the edge have had to make do with Chrome's dev channel while their Windows counterparts were flying by the seat of their pants with the Can...
04:13 am EDT - Thu, May 5, 2011
Engadget Acer's 3G-equipped Iconia Tab A100 up for pre-order on Amazon UK for 400
When we first caught wind of the pending release of Acer's Iconia Tab A100 WiFi version, we were amazed by its Amazonian pre-order promise of Android 3.0 for a mere £300. Now, a second version o...
02:53 am EDT - Thu, May 5, 2011
Engadget Surface SDK gets input simulator, opens doors to indie devs
There's one big, table-shaped obstacle to developing apps for Microsoft's Surface: you kind of have to own one. A new Surface 2 SDK, landing this summer, will sidestep that problem with an input simul...
02:20 am EDT - Thu, May 5, 2011
Engadget Harman Kardon's MAS 102 stereo has a petite profile, luxury looks and matching $999 price tag
Harman Kardon has departed from its austere design language on occasion and come up with some questionable aesthetic results, but its latest compact stereo system sports the clean and classic lines fo...
01:49 am EDT - Thu, May 5, 2011
Engadget White Castle offers online ordering but makes you leave couch for pick-up
Do you crave hamburgers but also want to minimize your interaction with fellow human beings? Then your unicorn-riding white knight has arrived, in the form of White Castle's new online ordering se...
01:21 am EDT - Thu, May 5, 2011
Engadget MIT Media Lab develops glasses-free HR3D, supports broad viewing angles (video)
We've already seen plenty of glasses-free 3D HDTVs and portable devices, but a promising new technology called HR3D (High-Rank 3D) has hit the prototype phase. Engineers from MIT's Media Lab, who deve...
12:51 am EDT - Thu, May 5, 2011
Engadget World's tiniest video camera helps doctors see inside of you
The thought of an endoscope entering any orifice is an unpleasant one, even if it's so your doctor can diagnose what ails you. Good thing Medigus made the world's smallest video camera so those medica...
12:24 am EDT - Thu, May 5, 2011
Engadget POLYRO humanoid robot can be built by you, looks more like K-9 than C-3PO
It may bear closer resemblance to an upright dog than a human (check out those ears!), but POLYRO here is the least frightening example of a do-it-yourself robot that we've seen to date. We're not sol...
12:12 am EDT - Thu, May 5, 2011
Engadget Barnes & Noble to release new e-reader, according to securities filing
It's not often that we get word of a new gadget by way of an SEC filing, but Barnes & Noble has broken with tradition with an 8-K report that reveals its intentions to introduce a new e-reader. Th...
10:57 pm EDT - Wed, May 4, 2011
Engadget CRTC sets target of 5Mbps broadband for all Canadians by 2015
The FCC may be sticking with its target of 4Mbps broadband for everyone in the United States, but it looks like the CRTC thinks Canada can do one (megabit) better. The regulatory agency has just set i...
10:23 pm EDT - Wed, May 4, 2011
Engadget Fossil Meta Watch shows you where you can put your fifth screen
When he first showed off the original iPad, Steve Jobs talked up the "fourth screen." But is four really enough? We mean, really? Could the fifth screen really have been on our wrists all alon...
09:49 pm EDT - Wed, May 4, 2011
Engadget Hearst Corp. signs on to sell its magazines through iTunes, bringing more O to the iPad
Esquire, Popular Mechanics, and O are not just for your local bookstore's magazine rack any more -- assuming you still have a local bookstore and that it is still large enough to own a rack. Hearst Co...
09:23 pm EDT - Wed, May 4, 2011
Engadget TrendNet outs first 450 Mbps dual-band WiFi adapter
If you're reading this, we're going to go ahead and assume you've got a computer endowed with its own wireless radio, but that doesn't mean it's powerful enough to handle your non-stop streaming these...
09:01 pm EDT - Wed, May 4, 2011
Engadget Clearwire ditches Rover pre-paid WiMAX service
It's been less than a year since it went live, but Clearwire has now officially dropped its Rover pre-paid WiMAX service, saying that it was simply a way to "test some new pay-as-you-go pricing option...
08:42 pm EDT - Wed, May 4, 2011
Engadget Microsoft confirms WP7 handsets updated using 'unofficial mechanisms' cannot get latest update
In case you were left unsure what a "non-serviceable state" meant when Microsoft warned users to avoid the ChevronWP7 updater, we now have further details. The company is in the process of rolling out...
08:25 pm EDT - Wed, May 4, 2011
Engadget Acoustic Poetry concept turns ambient noise into verse
Modern society invests a lot of time and money attempting to drown out our surroundings, but the inability to hear ambient noise can rob one of a sense of place, which can be a very real concern among...
08:03 pm EDT - Wed, May 4, 2011
Engadget Flexible PaperPhone wants to get bent out of shape (video)
We love our smartphones (in part) because they're flexible, in the sense that they are mighty multitasking machines. Researchers from Queen's University in Ontario Canada, however, want flexible phone...
07:37 pm EDT - Wed, May 4, 2011
Engadget World's smallest Donkey Kong cabinet delivers authentic arcade experience for tiny fingers (video)
This, friends, is a work of art. Above is a stunning, fully-functional recreation of the original Donkey Kong arcade cabinet -- and it's only 8.25 inches tall. The accomplished modder Bender posted hi...
07:18 pm EDT - Wed, May 4, 2011
Engadget Nissan NV200 van named NYC's 'Taxi of Tomorrow,' Travis Bickle cringes (video)
New Yorkers, this is your "Taxi of Tomorrow." After two years of deliberation, Nissan's NV200 was chosen as the city's exclusive taxi yesterday, edging out models from Ford Motor Co. and Turkish manuf...
06:54 pm EDT - Wed, May 4, 2011
Engadget Shocker! College kids like having iPads in the classroom
E-readers may not be good enough for Princeton's hallowed halls, but students and professors at Oklahoma State University seem to have fallen head over heels for their iPads. Last fall, the school int...
06:32 pm EDT - Wed, May 4, 2011
Engadget Altec Lansing's Orbit USB Stereo trumps your laptop's speakers, has split personality
USB speakers aren't exactly headline-grabbing gadgets these days, but the fact remains that most laptops could still use a little help on the audio end. If you're in need of a quick fix for your weak-...
06:11 pm EDT - Wed, May 4, 2011
Engadget HP Pavilion dm4x with Sandy Bridge goes on sale, starts at $730
Those Sandy Bridge refreshes just keep on coming. Today, it's HP's turn, whose 14-inch Pavilion dm4 (which we reviewed last year) now comes standard with a 2.3GHz Intel Core i5-2410M CPU. Curiously, i...
05:50 pm EDT - Wed, May 4, 2011
Engadget American Airlines testing in-flight media streaming, staying curiously mum about content selection
American Airlines would like you to pay for movies and shows you're used to getting for free to give you a new way to keep yourselves entertained at 30,000 feet. The airline is testing Aircell's forth...
05:29 pm EDT - Wed, May 4, 2011
Engadget iOS 4.3.3 is out, location tracking 'fix' in tow
Apple's promised update to iOS to rectify what it perceived as a set of bugs in the system -- namely, an excessively large cache of location information that was backed up to iTunes and hung around ev...
05:00 pm EDT - Wed, May 4, 2011
Engadget Intel will mass produce 3D transistors for all future CPUs, starting with 22nm Ivy Bridge (video)
Looks like 3D isn't just a fad, folks, so long as we're talking about silicon -- Intel just announced that it has invented a 3D "Tri-Gate" transistor that will allow the company to keep shrinking chip...
04:40 pm EDT - Wed, May 4, 2011
Engadget Sony responds to Congress: all 77 million PSN accounts compromised, finger pointed at Anonymous
We've heard Sony explain itself at length regarding the gigantic PlayStation Network breach, but this might be the most useful version of the story yet -- it's the one that Sony's Kaz Hirai is forward...
04:29 pm EDT - Wed, May 4, 2011
Engadget FCC gives the RED EPIC-M its teardown treatment, so you don't have to
Ever wondered what it feels like to tear down a $58,000 professional video camera? Well, unless you're as minted as Peter Jackson or James Cameron, chances are you'll never get close to a RED EPIC...
04:05 pm EDT - Wed, May 4, 2011
Engadget Casio Tryx (EX-TR100) review
Given the sheer quantity of marketing muscle that Casio put behind the Tryx, you'd think the company was gearing up to rival Nikon and Canon in the DSLR space. Instead, out popped the outre device you...
03:45 pm EDT - Wed, May 4, 2011
Engadget E Ink develops flashing displays for cloth and Tyvek, experiments with color FMV (video)
Yesterday, we found out that E Ink Holdings won't be releasing a new electronic paper display until 2012 and now, we know why. Turns out, the Pearl manufacturer has been busy refining its screen tech ...
03:29 pm EDT - Wed, May 4, 2011
Engadget We won some Webby Awards, and now you can win a BlackBerry PlayBook!
It's happened again, we've won a Webby. More than one, even! Last year you voted your hearts out and awarded us the People's Voice award for Consumer Electronics. This year you did it again, but you a...
03:02 pm EDT - Wed, May 4, 2011
Engadget Massachusetts court opens up to social media and live video, Ice-T expected to cameo
This story ripped from today's headlines: the Quincy District Court, just south of Boston, Massachusetts, will now stream live video online. Dubbed OpenCourt, the experiment will also offer WiFi and e...
03:00 pm EDT - Wed, May 4, 2011
Engadget WiFi Galaxy Tab running on an older CPU than its 3G siblings?
If you bought a WiFi-only Galaxy Tab, you probably assumed you were getting the same seven-inch slate that others have been enjoying since November, just without a 3G radio and burdensome two-year con...
02:39 pm EDT - Wed, May 4, 2011
Engadget Massachusetts court opens up to social media and live video, Ice-T expected to cameo
This story ripped from today's headlines: the Quincy District Court, just south of Boston, Massachusetts, will now stream live video online. Dubbed OpenCourt, the experiment will also offer WiFi and e...
02:12 pm EDT - Wed, May 4, 2011
Engadget AT&T officially announces HP Veer 4G, available May 15th for $100
Well, it's a bit past May 2nd, but AT&T has now finally officially announced that it will be carrying the HP Veer -- or Veer 4G, as it prefers to call it. The diminutive smartphone will be availab...
02:12 pm EDT - Wed, May 4, 2011
Engadget AT&T officially announces HP Veer 4G, available May 15th for $100 (update: HSPA+ confirmed)
Well, it's a bit past May 2nd, but AT&T has now finally officially announced that it will be carrying the HP Veer -- or Veer 4G, as it prefers to call it. The diminutive smartphone will be availab...
02:12 pm EDT - Wed, May 4, 2011
Engadget AT&T officially announces HP Veer 4G, available May 15th for $100 (update)
Well, it's a bit past May 2nd, but AT&T has now finally officially announced that it will be carrying the HP Veer -- or Veer 4G, as it prefers to call it. The diminutive smartphone will be availab...
01:59 pm EDT - Wed, May 4, 2011
Engadget 16GB Zune HD drops to $169, edging closer to EOL?
With Windows Phone 7 offering full Zune functionality and then some, the new mobile OS has clearly created a surplus of lower-capacity Zune HD devices, causing Microsoft to respond with a rather signi...
01:33 pm EDT - Wed, May 4, 2011
Engadget Caption Contest: Samsung hires David Beckham as a global brand ambassador
David Beckham is a man that needs no introduction. Indeed, Samsung hopes he'll be the one making the introductions, as it's just signed up the English footballer to act as its global brand ambassador....
01:10 pm EDT - Wed, May 4, 2011
Engadget Star Wars Blu-ray set ships Sept. 12th16th (worldNA), has 40 hours of special features
LucasFilm has chosen Star Wars Day (May The 4th) to finally reveal more information about the upcoming Star Wars Blu-ray releases, due to hit shelves September 16th. The three editions include The Com...
12:48 pm EDT - Wed, May 4, 2011
Engadget Apple's 2011 iMac undergoes teardown, shows off fancy new upgrades
Yesterday, you saw the new 21.5-inch iMac fully specced out and up for sale on Apple's online store, and you were even treated to the sight of its 27-inch sibling pushing three displays and 11 megapix...
12:29 pm EDT - Wed, May 4, 2011
Engadget NVIDIA losing ground to AMD and Intel in GPU market share
NVIDIA may be kicking all kinds of tail on the mobile front with its ubiquitous Tegra 2 chipset, but back on its home turf of laptop and desktop graphics, things aren't looking so hot. The latest figu...
12:07 pm EDT - Wed, May 4, 2011
Engadget Nokia Chairman Jorma Ollila to step down next year, complete exodus of old guard
Anssi Vanjoki, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, Symbian, and Qt are all either already departed or on their way out of Nokia. It's of little surprise, therefore, to hear that the company's Chairman, Jorma Ollila...
11:44 am EDT - Wed, May 4, 2011
Engadget HTC starts OTA Gingerbread updates for Desire HD and Incredible S
It's true, it's true. HTC is today extending some tender loving care to owners of the Desire HD and Incredible S handsets in the form of an over-the-air update delivering Android 2.3. We've seen the n...
11:28 am EDT - Wed, May 4, 2011
Engadget THQ brings uDraw Game Tablet to the PS3 and Xbox 360, redesigned for big boys
Bored of blowing stuff up on your PS3 or 360? Then take some time out to paint flowers, butterflies, fruit and other lovely things with the uDraw Game Tablet. It's coming to the big boys' consoles...
11:00 am EDT - Wed, May 4, 2011
Engadget Brammo announces Engage and Encite electric motorcycles, taking it to the dirt with six speeds
When we heard that Brammo was hitting the dirt in a Las Vegas motorcross race we had horrific visions of a bright green Enertia with knobby tires struggling in the dirt, pitching its rider over the ba...
10:22 am EDT - Wed, May 4, 2011
Engadget HTC Sensation up for pre-order at Vodafone UK, delivery promised by May 19th
HTC couldn't let Samsung and Motorola have all the dual-core fun in the UK and it's now let Vodafone detail the earliest known availability of its mighty Sensation. That 1.2GHz, aluminum-clad handset ...
10:01 am EDT - Wed, May 4, 2011
Engadget Isis mobile payment system to work with Visa and MasterCard, shelving plans for its own network
When AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon came together to create the Isis mobile payment system, they touted a standalone service, powered by Discover's payment network, that would revolutionize the way we...
09:39 am EDT - Wed, May 4, 2011
Engadget Vudu adds TV shows to its rental catalog, but only some are in HD
Here we go again with a good news / bad news announcement from Vudu, as it's added a nice catalog of TV shows to its library for rent and/or purchase. The bad news however, is that despite having the ...
08:56 am EDT - Wed, May 4, 2011
Engadget ASUS planning quad-core Tegra 3 tablet, yet another Intel slate
The Eee Pad Transformer may be wowing tablet lovers with its unbeatable price-to-features ratio today, but ASUS looks to have its sights set on even mightier devices for the future. DigTimes reports t...
08:23 am EDT - Wed, May 4, 2011
Engadget Pandora gets a case of the giggles, now offers comedy stations
Pandora is letting its hair loose, expanding beyond the realm of music-based radio stations into the world of comedy. The streaming music service will offer more than 10,000 clips from over 700 comedi...
07:19 am EDT - Wed, May 4, 2011
Engadget Nintendo drops Wii price to $150 from May 15th, throws in a free Wii Wheel and copy of Mario Kart
Turns out our snooping was spot on -- Nintendo has just made official its intention to drop the suggested retail price of the Wii down to $149.99, and will additionally include a copy of Mario Kart an...
06:55 am EDT - Wed, May 4, 2011
Engadget Jaguar XJ with BlackBerry integration hands-on (video)
This week at BlackBerry World 2011, Jaguar is showcasing one of its lovely XJ sedans outfitted with a prototype of its upcoming Connect and View technology which the car manufacturer is developing tog...
06:02 am EDT - Wed, May 4, 2011
Engadget Spotify launches music download service with iPod sync, puts iTunes on notice
Look out iTunes, Spotify has just launched its new music download service. What's more, the company that had been synonymous with music streaming will let you sync your downloaded MP3 playlist bundles...
04:48 am EDT - Wed, May 4, 2011
Engadget Dell's ultra-thin laptop will have a 15.6-inch screen, tread lightly on your wallet?
This is Dell's Vostro V13. It looks like a dream, and it's cheap -- but there's not much raw muscle here, and no battery life to speak of. No, this descendent of Dell's iconic Adamo didn't prove a sui...
03:19 am EDT - Wed, May 4, 2011
Engadget Samsung's new Galaxy Tab 10.1 hits the FCC with GT-P7510 moniker
Yes, this is Samsung's latest 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab alright, not to be mistaken with its thicker 10.1v sibling that's gradually rolling out across Europe and Australia. How can you tell? Well, the ...
03:02 am EDT - Wed, May 4, 2011
Engadget Seagate copies Samsung's notes, re-breaks areal-density barrier with 1TB HDD platters
What better way for Seagate to celebrate its $1.375 billion dollar purchase of Samsung's HDD division than to re-introduce the old firm's breakthrough? Seagate took the Samsung's 1TB platter proto...
01:46 am EDT - Wed, May 4, 2011
Engadget Boeing's Phantom Ray soars like a terrifying, unmanned eagle
Boeing's new Phantom Ray aircraft made a covert first flight last week, taking to the skies above California's Edwards Air Force Base. The unmanned airborne system (UAS) reached 7,500 feet, hitting a ...
12:29 am EDT - Wed, May 4, 2011
Engadget Nintendo Wii Vitality Sensor still coming to a hand near you, says Iwata
For a product with the word "vitality" in its name, Nintendo's forthcoming Wii peripheral doesn't seem to have much of a pulse these days. The oddball controller certainly piqued our interest when the...
11:41 pm EDT - Tue, May 3, 2011
Engadget Dual-booting ViewSonic ViewPad 10 gets Android 2.2 upgrade, patient owners join 2010
Good things come to those who wait. If you bought the dual-booting ViewSonic ViewPad 10, Android 1.6 be damned, we have some good news -- the tablet's getting an upgrade to Android 2.2. Just to refres...
10:55 pm EDT - Tue, May 3, 2011
Engadget Olympus' LS-20M boasts dual mics and 1080p recording, split personality
Cisco may have washed its hands of pocket camcorders, but Olympus is ready to dive into the market with gusto. The company, best known for its cameras and voice recorders, just brought those two world...
10:09 pm EDT - Tue, May 3, 2011
Engadget AMD's Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition wears the gigahertz crown
At only $195, it's hard to deny that AMD's new Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition desktop chip is a bargain. Its four cores hum along at 3.7GHz, the fastest base clock speed of any consumer CPU, and the u...
09:34 pm EDT - Tue, May 3, 2011
Engadget ColorWare takes the green from your wallet and puts it on your iPad 2 (video)
Yup, it's here -- the moment all (eight) of you have been waiting for. The Apple iPad 2 finally hit the ColorWare config tool, so you can play around with that palette and make something just as hideo...
09:01 pm EDT - Tue, May 3, 2011
Engadget Plex Media Server launches client for Roku
Plex has been serving up streaming video for more than a minute, bringing content to Macs, iDevices, and even jailbroken Apple TVs (not to mention apps for all sizes of Android). For those who are nei...
08:28 pm EDT - Tue, May 3, 2011
Engadget Latest Windows 8 leaks reveal cloud-based settings, more app store evidence
We're sure Microsoft is going to announce some more official details about Windows 8 one of these days, but until then we'll just have to make do with the seemingly unending stream of tidbits being un...
07:57 pm EDT - Tue, May 3, 2011
Engadget NEX-C3 instruction manual appears on Sony's Czech site, quickly removed
Sony is still staying mum on any official details for the NEX-C3, but the camera's instruction manual has now made a brief appearance on the company's Czech Republic site, offering yet more evidence t...
07:21 pm EDT - Tue, May 3, 2011
Engadget Lasers prove you can't hold a camera still (video)
If you think schlepping a tripod along with your DSLR isn't worth it because you're convinced you can get a clean shot if you just concentrate hard enough, we have to ask... how's that working out for...
06:52 pm EDT - Tue, May 3, 2011
Engadget Nielsen estimates show first drop in TV ownership in 20 years, Mayans nod approvingly
The Nielsen Company has announced that its estimated number of TV households for 2012 is dropping to 114.7 million (96.7 percent), down from 115.9 million (98.9 percent) the year before which is the f...
06:27 pm EDT - Tue, May 3, 2011
Engadget Adobe Photoshop update ushers in new era of iPad compatibility
We've been quite enamored with Adobe's demos of iPad / Photoshop interactivity for some time, and now it looks as if we'll finally be able to take the whole thing for a spin. As promised, the company ...
05:54 pm EDT - Tue, May 3, 2011
Engadget Alienware M18x shipping now, hernia threat level set to high for American delivery men
Here it is tinfoil hat gaming enthusiasts, the Alienware M18x laptop. Sure, you've been told it existed and even seen some photos of a purported prototype, but a savvy person such as yourself wants to...
04:47 pm EDT - Tue, May 3, 2011
Engadget Androids apps on PlayBook eyes-on (video)
We knew it was coming, but today at BlackBerry World 2011 we were treated to a demo of Android apps running natively on the PlayBook. The end result isn't too far removed from what we saw with My...
04:47 pm EDT - Tue, May 3, 2011
Engadget Android apps on PlayBook eyes-on (video)
We knew it was coming, but today at BlackBerry World 2011 we were treated to a demo of Android apps running natively on the PlayBook. The end result isn't too far removed from what we saw with My...
04:30 pm EDT - Tue, May 3, 2011
Engadget LG Optimus Black vs. Galaxy S II and Xperia Arc... fight!
It's time for us to welcome yet another contender in the battle for world's slimmest Android phone: the LG Optimus Black. This 9.2mm-thick handset made its debut to oohs and aahs of admiration at CES ...
03:53 pm EDT - Tue, May 3, 2011
Engadget Apple iMac hands-on, with dual 30-inch displays! (video)
One Thunderbolt port on your new MacBook Pro? Pah. The new 27-inch iMac has twice that many -- two. When we got ours out of the box we just had to do the natural thing: fire up as many pixels as p...
03:22 pm EDT - Tue, May 3, 2011
Engadget Microsoft's home of the future lulls teens to sleep with Tweets (video)
Microsoft Home is a sort of "world of tomorrow" for the computer nerd set where Surface takes the place of video phones and dinner pills. The only difference is that, unlike those World's Fair staples...
02:40 pm EDT - Tue, May 3, 2011
Engadget Stolen Camera Finder promises to find your camera with EXIF data, probably won't
Stolen Camera Finder is a site that promises to find missing cameras, as long as they've been stolen by cooperative criminals. All you have to do is drag and drop a JPG photo taken with your lost came...
01:51 pm EDT - Tue, May 3, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry to integrate Bing services at the OS level
Steve Ballmer made an appearance today at BlackBerry World 2011 and announced a partnership between Microsoft and RIM to integrate Bing into BlackBerry products. This will add Bing search functionalit...
01:27 pm EDT - Tue, May 3, 2011
Engadget Australia trialing new emergency finder system with centimeter accuracy
This year has seen the evil doings of many powerful natural disasters around the world, and while the capable organisations are doing their best to provide relief, many lives could've been saved if th...
01:19 pm EDT - Tue, May 3, 2011
Engadget Wheego needs more cash to produce LiFe EVs, 'living hand-to-mouth' for now
Oh, how the winds of fortune can swirl. Just a few weeks after finally selling its first LiFe electric car to a happy couple in Atlanta, Wheego appears to have suddenly fallen on hard financial times....
01:03 pm EDT - Tue, May 3, 2011
Engadget E Ink dashes hopes of a next-gen display in 2011, but pencils in full-motion video for 2012
E Ink Holdings is brazenly making us wait until 2012 before producing a successor to its popular Pearl electronic paper display. One of the company's VPs dropped into CNET's offices to spill the bad n...
01:03 pm EDT - Tue, May 3, 2011
Engadget E Ink dashes hopes of a next gen display in 2011, but pencils in full-motion video for 2012
E Ink Holdings is brazenly making us wait until 2012 before producing a successor to its popular Pearl electronic paper display. One of the company's VPs dropped into CNET's offices to spill the bad n...
12:30 pm EDT - Tue, May 3, 2011
Engadget Apple iMac refresh official: Thunderbolt and next gen quad-core processors
The last time Apple updated its iMac line we were treated to Intel Core 2010 processors. So it's no surprise -- really, no surprise at all -- to see Apple refreshing the lineup today. Prices start at ...
12:02 pm EDT - Tue, May 3, 2011
Engadget Strandbeests birthed from 3D printer pop out ready to walk (video)
While designer Theo Jansen's dreams of a race of independently multiplying Strandbeests is more than just a little bit out there, it seems he has found a way to streamline production of the rather fas...
11:28 am EDT - Tue, May 3, 2011
Engadget Electronic House crowns iOS-equipped dwelling 2011 Home of the Year
Electronic House just announced its pick for 2011 Home of the Year, and from the look of things, this iOS-enabled abode has the stuff to put your robotic butler out of work. The mammoth craftsman's in...
10:49 am EDT - Tue, May 3, 2011
Engadget Laser steering system uses liquid crystal to destroy the enemy on the cheap (video)
It might look like a poor man's game of Pong now, but a new laser steering system coming out of North Carolina State University could make blowing things up Star Wars-style cheaper and more efficient....
10:14 am EDT - Tue, May 3, 2011
Engadget Vodafone lets Londoners pay for taxis via text message, charge their phones in transit
Mobile payment systems may be gaining only gradual steam in the US, but over on the other side of the pond, Vodafone UK has launched a broad new campaign to integrate smartphone technology where Londo...
09:42 am EDT - Tue, May 3, 2011
Engadget Apple store goes down, iMac refresh on high alert
Details are spotty but Apple special forces have apparently swept into its data center, temporarily disrupting the company's ability to sell anything online. We're expecting official word of the opera...
09:19 am EDT - Tue, May 3, 2011
Engadget Tiny CrazyFlie quadrocopter piloted by Playstation controller, does not run Doom (video)
While autonomous quadrocopters are quietly evolving into Hunter-Killers, there's still one who just wants to be your friend and playmate. Meet CrazyFlie, a tiny (so tiny!) chopper you can hold in the ...
08:27 am EDT - Tue, May 3, 2011
Engadget Nexus One gets Android 2.3.4 over the air, but no Gtalk video calling fun
Good news: Android 2.3.4 is en route to your Nexus One. Bad news: it lacks the Google Talk video and voice chat options that Nexus S users will get to enjoy in their slice of the same Gingerbread iter...
08:00 am EDT - Tue, May 3, 2011
Engadget Logitech's 720p TV Cam lets you get your Skype on your 2011 Viera Connect HDTV
If you have yourself a Skype-compatible 2011 Viera Connect HDTV from Panasonic but still find your living room lacking the optics required to make high-latency VOIP calls that much more interesting, y...
07:11 am EDT - Tue, May 3, 2011
Engadget Dell kills Alienware M15x, government denies it ever existed
This is sort of the gaming laptop version of a politician stepping down to spend more time with his family. We've confirmed with Alienware today that the M15x system is no longer available -- the comp...
06:21 am EDT - Tue, May 3, 2011
Engadget Ubisoft founds motion picture division, vows to keep Jake Gyllenhaal working
Quick show of hands: how many of you like playing video games? And how many of you would like to watch movies based on video games you've played? No doubt slightly more sophisticated market re...
05:33 am EDT - Tue, May 3, 2011
Engadget Amazon tablet shipping later this year according to new tattle
We've got a pretty good inkling that it's coming -- the big question is when will Amazon finally ship an LCD tablet. According to DigiTimes, and its occasionally trusty sources at upstream component m...
04:58 am EDT - Tue, May 3, 2011
Engadget LG's P430 and P530 Blade laptops set out to conquer the world with slim bezels, aluminum bodies, and Core i7
We heard of a bezel-hating LG Shuriken display sneaking its way onto Acer laptops recently, but the Korean company has wisely opted to debut that cutting-edge technology in its own portable computers ...
04:58 am EDT - Tue, May 3, 2011
Engadget LG P430 and P530 Blade laptops bedazzle with slim bezels, aluminum bodies, and Core i7
We heard of a bezel-hating LG Shuriken display sneaking its way onto Acer laptops recently, but the Korean company has wisely opted to debut that cutting-edge technology in its own portable computers ...
04:24 am EDT - Tue, May 3, 2011
Engadget Supply chain issues limit ASUS' Eee Pad Transformer production to 10,000 a month?
So, it seems that ASUS' Eee Pad Transformer has been hard to find, at least in part due to reasons other than customer demand. According to Netbook News, the Taiwanese company is having trouble sourci...
02:56 am EDT - Tue, May 3, 2011
Engadget Working Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 spotted, handled in Germany (video)
We had a chance to peek at a glass-protected dummy version of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 8.9 at CTIA, but the real thing popped up at an event in Germany over the weekend, in all its svelte gadget glory. Ou...
01:28 am EDT - Tue, May 3, 2011
Engadget China joins Better Place on the battery-swapping bandwagon
EV's are great for getting around in a green-conscious way, but plug-in people must practice patience while waiting hours to juice up their ride. Better Place's battery swapping stations offer much fa...
12:29 am EDT - Tue, May 3, 2011
Engadget Sony woes continue as SOE confirms data breach (update: 24.6 million accounts affected)
Are you starting to feel bad for Sony yet? No? Maybe this will change your mind. Sony Online Entertainment has, apparently, been the victim of another breach that has, according to Nikkei.com,...
11:54 pm EDT - Mon, May 2, 2011
Engadget Screen Grabs: Atrix 4G cameos in Vampire Diaries, Klaus utilizes webtop for evil deeds
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.If Vampire Diaries holds an...
11:02 pm EDT - Mon, May 2, 2011
Engadget Man buys Nintendo 3DS, goes wrist-on with augmented reality tattoo (video)
According to his post on I Heart Chaos, Cranberryzero's next logical step after purchasing a Nintendo 3DS was to head down to Blue Flame Tattoo in Raleigh, NC to have the gaming system's augmented rea...
10:30 pm EDT - Mon, May 2, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry Messenger on PlayBook hands-on
We just spend some time with Ryan Bidan, senior product manager for the PlayBook, who gave us a hands-on demo of BlackBerry Messenger on RIM's little tablet. It's not a native app -- it requires ...
10:30 pm EDT - Mon, May 2, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry Messenger on PlayBook hands-on (video)
We just spent some time with Ryan Bidan, senior product manager for the PlayBook, who gave us a hands-on demo of BlackBerry Messenger on RIM's little tablet. It's not a native app -- it requires ...
10:03 pm EDT - Mon, May 2, 2011
Engadget TCO study compares active and passive 3DTV glasses, doesn't really favor one over the other
The debate over active and passive 3DTV glasses has, for the most part, been riddled with biased claims (and more than a little mudslinging) from TV manufacturers on both sides of the aisle. Now, howe...
09:39 pm EDT - Mon, May 2, 2011
Engadget Sony woes continue as SOE confirms data breach
Are you starting to feel bad for Sony yet? No? Maybe this will change your mind. Sony Online Entertainment has, apparently, been the victim of another breach that has, according to Nikkei.com,...
09:12 pm EDT - Mon, May 2, 2011
Engadget AMD debuts first embedded GPU with support for OpenCL and six displays
Disappointed by the lack of support for multiple displays and OpenCL in embedded GPUs these days? Then AMD may have just made your day. It's just debuted its new "desktop level" Radeon E6760 discr...
08:31 pm EDT - Mon, May 2, 2011
Engadget Peugeot EX1 sets new lap record for electric cars at Germany's Nrburgring circuit
Some concept cars may just be for show, but not Peugeot's all-electric EX1. It made its debut at the 2010 Paris Motor Show and has continued to be fine-tuned by the automaker ever since -- work that h...
08:03 pm EDT - Mon, May 2, 2011
Engadget Lenovo's LePad gets LeTeardown
Lenovo's long awaited LePad finally made its Chinese debut back in March, and while we may not ever see the tablet stateside -- not as LePad, anyway -- we can at least get a peak under the hood. Thank...
07:32 pm EDT - Mon, May 2, 2011
Engadget Carriers crack down on Android tethering apps, rain on our mobile hotspot parade
Well everybody, it looks like the free ride is over: carriers in the US have started to seriously crack down on Android tethering apps. Head on over to the Android Market site and try to install an ap...
07:04 pm EDT - Mon, May 2, 2011
Engadget iOS 4.3.3 rumored to be coming within next two weeks with fix for location tracking issue
Apple promised last week that it would address the iPhone tracking issue in a software update in the "next few weeks," and BGR is now reporting that the update is coming within the next two weeks, or ...
06:39 pm EDT - Mon, May 2, 2011
Engadget EnOcean's home automation sensors communicate over TCPIP, play nice with smartphone apps
EnOcean has long been on our radar thanks to its inexpensive light switches and thermostats, which harvest energy from solar cells and thermal differentials and boast peel-and-stick backs for easy ins...
06:15 pm EDT - Mon, May 2, 2011
Engadget MSI trots out 20-inch Wind Top AE2070 with USB 3.0, Wind Touch 4 UI
MSI sure is keeping itself busy with all-in-ones these days. The inexpensive Wind Top AE2050 arrived stateside a month ago, and now the company is back with the Wind Top AE2070, a more tricked-out 20-...
05:53 pm EDT - Mon, May 2, 2011
Engadget Apache's new infrared targeting system spots foes when they fire, doesn't wait for the smoke
It just keeps getting harder for America's enemies to hide from the technological marvel that is the modern US military. A new ground fire acquisition system (GFAS), coming to Apache Attack helicopter...
05:00 pm EDT - Mon, May 2, 2011
Engadget Droid Charge review
We're still shaking our heads and sighing longingly at the performance of Samsung's Galaxy S II, a phone that wowed us in Europe but likely won't be coming to American shores for some time -- and who ...
04:56 pm EDT - Mon, May 2, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry Bold 9900 hands-on (update: video)
So we finally got our dirty little hands on RIM's new BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone here at BlackBerry World 2011. It's basically the old Bold but with a capacitive touchscreen and updated innards i...
04:42 pm EDT - Mon, May 2, 2011
Engadget ING Direct's iOS app adds 'bump' money transfer feature for well-heeled posses
Look, violence doesn't solve everything, but ING Direct reckons a gentle fist bump can help fix financial quarrels between you and your buddies. Recently added to the bank's iOS app is a feature that ...
04:17 pm EDT - Mon, May 2, 2011
Engadget Sn0wbreeze brings untethered jailbreak to Verizon iPhone for Windows users
Verizon iPhone owners, your untethered jailbreaking prayers have been answered. Hacker iH8Sn0w updated the Sn0wbreeze tool, adding support for Big Red handsets running iOS 4.2.7 and finally allowing t...
03:55 pm EDT - Mon, May 2, 2011
Engadget Bonhams' Space History Sale includes spacesuits, memorabilia, and a Game Boy flown in space
Bonhams' upcoming Space History Sale -- happening May 5th in New York -- is filled with items that will make any space geek reconsider their current spending priorities, but we couldn't help but notic...
03:31 pm EDT - Mon, May 2, 2011
Engadget Compulab's Trim Slice on sale, for power users only
Remember the Trim Slice, that Tegra 2-powered nettop that surfaced back in January? Well, it's finally on sale, but the company would prefer that casual consumers hold off on buying. To recap, the...
03:10 pm EDT - Mon, May 2, 2011
Engadget New Zealand paralympian buys first Rex Bionics exoskeleton, takes robot walking legs for a spin
Surely we weren't the only ones to wonder aloud who would be the first come up with $150,000 for a Rex Bionics robotic exoskeleton when the Auckland-based company introduced it last summer. Of course,...
03:08 pm EDT - Mon, May 2, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry Bold 9900 hands-on
So we finally got our dirty little hands on RIM's new BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone here at BlackBerry World 2011. It's basically the old Bold but with a capacitive touchscreen and updated innards i...
02:53 pm EDT - Mon, May 2, 2011
Engadget Supercomputer cracks sixty-trillionth binary digit of Pi-squared, gets beaten up by normal computers
Pencils down, everyone. IBM's "BlueGene/P" supercomputer has beaten you to the sixty-trillionth binary digit of Pi-squared after only a few months -- at one quadrillion calculations per second. Runnin...
02:26 pm EDT - Mon, May 2, 2011
Engadget Time Inc., Apple to offer free iPad downloads to print magazine subscribers
After months of speculation, Time Inc. has finally inked a deal with Apple that will allow print magazine subscribers to access the company's iPad editions for free. Beginning this week, subscribers t...
01:58 pm EDT - Mon, May 2, 2011
Engadget Dell's 17-inch Precision M6600 workstation laptop goes on sale early in the UK
We were promised we'd get Dell's latest Precision powerhouses on May 10th, and that may still be the case for the US, but the company's UK outlet is ready to let you customize and buy an M6600 today. ...
01:31 pm EDT - Mon, May 2, 2011
Engadget Gaming gets immersive thanks to union of pico projector and eye tracking camera (video)
Although in the earliest stages of development, this virtual reality gaming rig already looks pretty intriguing. Engineered by clever kids at the University of Texas at Austin, it hot-wires an eye tra...
01:08 pm EDT - Mon, May 2, 2011
Engadget State Farm app uses iPhone sensors to grade your driving habits, oh joy
Remember when you took your driving test and and had an inspector second-guessing your every stop, turn, signal and lane choice? State Farm's new Driver Feedback app is like having said individual...
12:41 pm EDT - Mon, May 2, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry PlayBook to get Video Chat and Facebook apps in May
Who's going to get the very first "tablet-optimized" Facebook app? Why, it's RIM and the PlayBook! The Canadian company has today revealed it's bringing a native Facebook app to its 7-inch, QNX-ba...
12:41 pm EDT - Mon, May 2, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry PlayBook to get Video Chat and Facebook apps in May (updated)
Who's going to get the very first "tablet-optimized" Facebook app? Why, it's RIM and the PlayBook! The Canadian company has today revealed it's bringing a native Facebook app to its 7-inch, QNX-ba...
12:30 pm EDT - Mon, May 2, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 (Bold Touch) official
We've seen it photographed, videotaped, and even, briefly, up on RIM's own website. Now it's up there to stay, the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 (aka the Bold Touch) have been made official as RIM kic...
12:30 pm EDT - Mon, May 2, 2011
Engadget RIM announces BlackBerry OS 7
The BB OS 6.1 update that grew too big for its name has just been made official by RIM as BlackBerry OS 7. Its ambassador into the wide world of smartphones will be the newly minted BlackBerry Bold To...
12:30 pm EDT - Mon, May 2, 2011
Engadget RIM announces BlackBerry 7 OS with better browser and BlackBerry Balance, but no legacy support
The BB OS 6.1 update that grew too big for its name has just been made official by RIM as BlackBerry 7. Its ambassador into the wide world of smartphones will be the newly minted BlackBerry Bold Touch...
12:09 pm EDT - Mon, May 2, 2011
Engadget Samsung Sliding PC 7 Series now available for $649 Amazon pre-order
Samsung has yet to announce a revised release date for its Sliding PC 7 Series tablet / laptop hybrid, but the 2.2-pound netvertible slider is already available for pre-order on Amazon. According to A...
12:09 pm EDT - Mon, May 2, 2011
Engadget Samsung Sliding PC 7 Series now available for $649 Amazon pre-order (update)
Samsung has yet to announce a revised release date for its Sliding PC 7 Series tablet / laptop hybrid, but the 2.2-pound netvertible slider is already available for pre-order on Amazon. According to A...
11:34 am EDT - Mon, May 2, 2011
Engadget ITC judge sides with Apple in Elan multitouch patent dispute
It's not over just yet, but Apple has now scored a significant victory in its longstanding dispute with Elan Microelectronics. As those with a long memory for patent-related matters may recall, Elan h...
11:01 am EDT - Mon, May 2, 2011
Engadget Dish Network, EchoStar will pay TiVo $500 million to settle DVR lawsuit
Dish Network, EchoStar and TiVo have come to a settlement on their long running patent dispute (since 2006) that will see the satellite company pay $500 million to settle all ongoing litigation. We st...
10:20 am EDT - Mon, May 2, 2011
Engadget Nokia announces pink N8 with Symbian Anna, neglects to give us a release date
It must be hard for Nokia to keep consumer interest in Symbian going while simultaneously developing a whole new ecosystem, so we'll forgive the unimaginative move to just do a pink version of the N8....
09:48 am EDT - Mon, May 2, 2011
Engadget Amar Bose donates majority of Bose Corporation shares to MIT, says thanks for the education
If you haven't heard of Dr. Amar Bose directly, you've surely heard of his eponymous audio equipment company. Late last week, the 81-year old founder and chairman of Bose Corporation announced that he...
08:56 am EDT - Mon, May 2, 2011
Engadget Qualcomm shows off MSM8660's slick video performance on development kit (video)
If you've been closely tracking the development of Qualcomm's 1.5GHz dual-core MSM8660, you would've already seen AnandTech's impressive set of benchmark results back in early April. But of course, it...
07:47 am EDT - Mon, May 2, 2011
Engadget Tactile kiss transmission device finally makes it okay to smooch your computer (video)
They say the vast majority of communication is done physically rather than verbally, but in the realm of technological advances we seem to have rather neglected the transmission of physical contact. T...
05:26 am EDT - Mon, May 2, 2011
Engadget HDHomeRun Prime TV tuner passes CableLabs tests, available for preorder on Amazon
We've been waiting for SiliconDust's CableCARD-compatible HDHomeRun Prime for a little over a year and it seems finally ready to bring its triple tuner TV magic home, having gained CableLabs certifica...
05:26 am EDT - Mon, May 2, 2011
Engadget HDHomeRun Prime TV tuner passes CableLabs tests, available for preorder on Amazon - 6 tuner ships first?
We've been waiting for SiliconDust's CableCARD-compatible HDHomeRun Prime for a little over a year and it seems finally ready to bring its triple tuner TV magic home, having gained CableLabs certifica...
05:26 am EDT - Mon, May 2, 2011
Engadget HDHomeRun Prime TV tuner passes CableLabs tests - Update: Preorder pulled, 6-tuner ships first
We've been waiting for SiliconDust's CableCARD-compatible HDHomeRun Prime for a little over a year and it seems finally ready to bring its triple tuner TV magic home, having gained CableLabs certifica...
03:20 am EDT - Mon, May 2, 2011
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S WiFi 4.0 and 5.0 now rolling out to countries far away from you
While Samsung has yet to announce an actual date for its new Galaxy Players in the US, their international counterparts are already heading towards other parts of the world for a head start. The Galax...
02:00 am EDT - Mon, May 2, 2011
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: sugar-covered lamps, IKEA's solar lamp, and the 30MPH all-wood racing bike
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. Several breakthroughs sent shock waves through the field ...
12:30 am EDT - Mon, May 2, 2011
Engadget Switched On: Honeycomb or the highway
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.During the holiday season of 2009 when netbooks were the hot commodity, Apple lost share in the PC market. It had nothi...
11:14 pm EDT - Sun, May 1, 2011
Engadget HP's Veer gets AT&T logo, two-tone exterior
We suspected HP's diminutive webOS 2.2 smartphone might be on its way to AT&T, and now a handful of leaked photographs rocking a panda-like color scheme have further confirmed our suspicions. As y...
10:02 pm EDT - Sun, May 1, 2011
Engadget Motorola promises more Atrix-like laptop docks for future phones
Motorola's Atrix 4G laptop dock was a seriously sweet concept, which is why we were so disappointed when it failed to pan out. Sounds like Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha is ready to give it another try, thou...
08:02 pm EDT - Sun, May 1, 2011
Engadget Researchers create two 100 terabit per second optical connections, dare us to torrent something
Even a woman with a 40 Gbps internet connection might feel a twinge of jealousy at this news -- Japan has successfully tested two separate 100 terabit per second data links that use a single optical f...
06:17 pm EDT - Sun, May 1, 2011
Engadget Verizon doc suggests BlackBerry PlayBook, HTC Trophy and Xperia Play 'coming soon', prices LTE tablet data and intros 4G netbooks
What happened to the HTC Trophy, long overdue on Verizon 3G? How about the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, mysteriously missing a Verizon release date long before Japan's catastrophe? Will Verizon ...
05:16 pm EDT - Sun, May 1, 2011
Engadget PSA: AT&T DSL and U-Verse landline internet caps begin tomorrow, if you can see this website
Tomorrow is May 2nd, 2011, and you know what that means -- tomorrow is the day that AT&T will impose data caps on DSL and U-Verse Internet, and begin tallying up overage fees. At least, that was t...
03:14 pm EDT - Sun, May 1, 2011
Engadget Screen Grabs: Newly minted Bengals wide receiver AJ Green rocks Dell Streak during NFL draft (video)
A tipster sent us video from ESPN's NFL draft coverage, asking us to identify the giant phone in University of Georgia wide receiver AJ Green's hand. Turns out it's a white Dell Streak, perhaps the on...
02:14 pm EDT - Sun, May 1, 2011
Engadget Screen Grabs: Newly minted Bengals wide receiver AJ Green rocks Dell Streak during NFL draft (video)
A tipster sent us video from ESPN's NFL draft coverage, asking us to identify the giant phone in University of Georgia wide receiver AJ Green's hand. Turns out it's a white Dell Streak, perhaps the on...
12:07 pm EDT - Sun, May 1, 2011
Engadget Gigabyte's S1080 Windows tablet undressed by the FCC
Looks like Gigabyte's S1080 tablet, which landed in Taiwan earlier this month, is getting ready to hit shelves here in the US. The 10.1-inch Windows 7 slate stopped by the FCC, where it got cracked op...
09:03 am EDT - Sun, May 1, 2011
Engadget Nanocones make solar cells more efficient, sinister looking
Going green is de rigeur, so the sun is becoming a much-preferred source of power. However, solar cells' inefficient harvesting of helical energies is a major reason they haven't usurped the power of ...
06:47 am EDT - Sun, May 1, 2011
Engadget Sony promises 'phased restoration' of PlayStation Network and Qriocity starting this week
Sony made quite a few promises this morning about how it intends to deal with the fallout from the PlayStation Network outage and breach -- you can find our liveblog right here -- including improved s...
04:50 am EDT - Sun, May 1, 2011
Engadget Sony's Kaz Hirai will address PlayStation Network hack at 1AM ET, stay tuned
Sony's PlayStation Network has been down for over a week, and it's a royal mess for all involved -- as you've no doubt heard, an external intrusion by unknown hackers compromised the personal informat...
04:50 am EDT - Sun, May 1, 2011
Engadget Sony's Kaz Hirai addresses PlayStation Network hack at 1AM ET, we're liveblogging
Sony's PlayStation Network has been down for over a week, and it's a royal mess for all involved -- as you've no doubt heard, an external intrusion by unknown hackers compromised the personal informat...
04:50 am EDT - Sun, May 1, 2011
Engadget Sony's Kaz Hirai addresses PlayStation Network hack, we're liveblogging
Sony's PlayStation Network has been down for over a week, and it's a royal mess for all involved -- as you've no doubt heard, an external intrusion by unknown hackers compromised the personal informat...
02:28 am EDT - Sun, May 1, 2011
Engadget How would you change Motorola's Atrix 4G?
Motorola's Atrix 4G may have some serious competition from a performance standpoint, but it's still got one thing going for it over all of the other Android superphones hitting the streets these days:...
12:19 am EDT - Sun, May 1, 2011
Engadget Triton 36,000 submarine to plumb ocean's deepest depths, comes in yellow (video)
Richard Branson's not the only one eager to explore that other 70 percent of the world. Triton Submarines has designed a three-passenger sub able to dive 36,000 feet, reaching the deepest part of the ...
11:07 pm EDT - Sat, April 30, 2011
Engadget I-O Data's HDCA-UT3.0K drive offers USB 3.0 and 3TB of storage
If you've been on the hunt for the biggest, fastest hard drive around, it seems your options are expanding. I-O Data just introduced the HDCA-UT3.0K external hard drive, which offers USB 3.0 support a...
10:07 pm EDT - Sat, April 30, 2011
Engadget State Farm app uses iPhone sensors to grade your driving habits, oh joy
Remember when you took your driving test and and had an inspector second-guessing your every stop, turn, signal and lane choice? State Farm's new Driver Feedback app is like having said individual...
09:36 pm EDT - Sat, April 30, 2011
Engadget HTC Thunderbolt getting new radio firmware, according to Verizon doc
Looks like AT&T isn't the only carrier patching cellular connectivity issues this month -- a Verizon document suggests that we'll be getting some brand new radio firmware for the beleaguered HTC T...
08:19 pm EDT - Sat, April 30, 2011
Engadget FCC opens floor for public comment on AT&T T-Mobile deal
Since the world's engineers haven't yet come up with a way to read minds over the internet (or at all, last we checked), we're not sure what you think about the proposed marriage of T-Mobile to AT&...
07:22 pm EDT - Sat, April 30, 2011
Engadget Shocker! Microsoft commands 79 percent of desktop OS market
Everyone knows that Windows is installed on the vast majority of computers, but it's always interesting to be reminded of what a cash cow the OS has been for Redmond. According to Gartner, Microsoft o...
07:22 pm EDT - Sat, April 30, 2011
Engadget Shocker! Microsoft commands 79 percent of worldwide OS revenue (update)
Everyone knows that Windows is installed on the vast majority of computers, but it's always interesting to be reminded of what a cash cow the OS has been for Redmond. According to Gartner, Microsoft o...
05:30 pm EDT - Sat, April 30, 2011
Engadget App review: Seamless for iOS and Mac (video)
If you're the kind of person who's always listening to music and wouldn't be caught dead headphone-less, pause that song for a quick second and check out Seamless. This lightweight app links your iPho...
04:33 pm EDT - Sat, April 30, 2011
Engadget AT&T brings HSUPA to Atrix 4G and Inspire 4G, one requires WiFi to download update
If you're the somewhat-proud-but-feeling-throttled owner of a Motorola Atrix 4G or HTC Inspire 4G, your days of terribly slow uploads are nearly through -- following some preliminary tests, AT&T i...
03:04 pm EDT - Sat, April 30, 2011
Engadget Plex plays nice with your Honeycomb slate after app update
We've praised Plex in the past for delivering us box-free XMBC and for it's prodigious media streaming proficiency. Problem is, its app wasn't optimized for the Honeycomb OS and the upsized screen rea...
01:06 pm EDT - Sat, April 30, 2011
Engadget IdeaPad S205 hits Lenovo webstore, starts at $499
The first of Lenovo's CES-announced S Series, the S205, sauntered into the computer manufacturer's online store this week, albeit lacking the 8GB DDR3 SDRAM option mentioned at its announcement. The b...
10:29 am EDT - Sat, April 30, 2011
Engadget Royal wedding livestream breaks hearts, records
No frogs transformed into princes and no wicked stepmothers were vanquished -- not on camera, at least -- but today's royal wedding managed to capture the world's imagination. Thanks to partnerships w...
07:34 am EDT - Sat, April 30, 2011
Engadget Toshiba's ET100WT100 Honeycomb tablet clears the FCC
Toshiba's forthcoming Honeycomb tablet is already headed to Japanese stores as the Regza AT300, but it's been a bit slower in arriving stateside. Now it seems the company could be close to shipping a ...
04:29 am EDT - Sat, April 30, 2011
Engadget Tesla J1772 mobile connector standardizes Roadster, costs $750
That non-standard charge port on your Tesla Roadster isn't proprietary, it's just outmoded -- but don't worry, a four foot adapter is here to save the day. This new J1772 to Roadster connector bridges...
02:32 am EDT - Sat, April 30, 2011
Engadget Ask Engadget: best network backup solution for multiple computers?
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 Steve, who seems to...
01:38 am EDT - Sat, April 30, 2011
Engadget Computer scientists tackle the hard, long-lasting question of 'that's what she said'
Humor: it's what separates humans from machines, GlaDOS from HAL 9000, and even a good boss from a great boss. For millennia humor was seemingly unlearnable -- either you had it or you didn't -- but t...
12:47 am EDT - Sat, April 30, 2011
Engadget Thermaltake's Level 10 GT enclosure gets reviewed, deemed more practical than its predecessor
If you've never heard the words "form over function" used to describe a computer case, you must've missed Thermaltake's Level 10 last year. Sure, it made us do a double take with its BMW-designed, sup...
12:01 am EDT - Sat, April 30, 2011
Engadget HP webOS keyboard passes FCC smell test, won't zap you to death with radiation
We already got some hands-on time with HP's sleek webOS keyboard, and now it's the FCC's turn. The skinny peripheral -- that's Bluetooth Keyboard KT-1087 to you -- popped up on the Federal Communicati...