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11:57 pm EDT - Wed, June 29, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S II gets official for Canada on Bell, Virgin Mobile and SaskTel
We've already had some indication of where and when the Galaxy S II would land in Canada, and three carriers have now finally made things fully official (even if they haven't yet got completely specif...
10:55 pm EDT - Wed, June 29, 2011
Engadget HP TouchPad review
As things get older they tend to get bigger. It's the same for people, corporations, models of cars, budget deficits... and so it is for webOS. As Palm was in the process of being subsumed its great m...
10:26 pm EDT - Wed, June 29, 2011
Engadget Windows Phone Mango ripe for developers to sink their teeth into
We were among the first to check out the upcoming Mango update for Windows Phone, but developers won't be left out of the festivities any longer. Microsoft released the second version of Developer Too...
09:46 pm EDT - Wed, June 29, 2011
Engadget Roku 2 line passes through the FCC with modest hardware updates and a reset button
It hasn't even been a year since Roku last updated its line of streaming media players -- but nine months is a long time in the gadget world. So it was pleasant, though not entirely surprising, to spo...
09:24 pm EDT - Wed, June 29, 2011
Engadget Cisco Cius Android tablet hands-on (video)
In the market for a $750 Android tablet with an IT-controlled closed ecosystem, Atom processor, and a requisite middle man to place your order? Then you probably work for a corporation. Cisco's Ci...
09:00 pm EDT - Wed, June 29, 2011
Engadget Symantec report on mobile security concludes iOS and Android both vulnerable to attacks
In Symantec's bleak, dystopian world, it doesn't matter whether you choose Android or iOS -- you'll be making yourself vulnerable to attacks regardless of the camp you're in. The company just conclude...
08:41 pm EDT - Wed, June 29, 2011
Engadget Department of Justice probe eyes Sony's rechargeable battery business
After the headache-inducing bout of hacking woes that beset the corporation in recent weeks, a new Department of Justice-led investigation into Sony's US electronics division may have the company empt...
08:20 pm EDT - Wed, June 29, 2011
Engadget Apple posts Final Cut Pro X FAQ following backlash, promises multicamera support and other updates
Though Apple took to the pages of The New York Times last week to respond to a chorus of criticism about Final Cut Pro X, it's clear the company is going to have to go a little further in assuaging vi...
07:59 pm EDT - Wed, June 29, 2011
Engadget WiGig hits version 1.1, adds wireless HDMI to its arsenal to celebrate
To this point, not much has come of this whole WiGig thing, but the coalition is marching forward and expanding the standard's capabilities with the introduction of version 1.1. The latest specificati...
07:39 pm EDT - Wed, June 29, 2011
Engadget Visualized: a zettabyte
Remember the good old days when a gigabyte was considered a lot of space? Improvements in hard disk technology have allowed the humble magnetic drive to reach the dizzying heights of multiple tera...
07:18 pm EDT - Wed, June 29, 2011
Engadget HP confirms it's in talks about licensing webOS, Samsung tipped as a possibility
HP CEO Leo Apotheker has already indicated that he's totally open to licensing webOS to other companies, and he's now confirmed that HP has, in fact, been in talks with a "number of companies" about t...
06:59 pm EDT - Wed, June 29, 2011
Engadget HTC Status for AT&T announced on Facebook, risks being tagged in embarrassing pics
The HTC Status (formerly known as the ChaChaCha, the ChaCha, and "the Facebook phone that's not a Facebook phone") is inching ever closer to its AT&T debut. It's already been pictured, sashayed it...
06:39 pm EDT - Wed, June 29, 2011
Engadget NetTalk joins forces with LightSquared, enters the cellular arena
MagicJack rival NetTalk is planning to crawl out of the infomercial doldrums and launch its own, branded LTE wireless service with the aid of LightSquared. See, when the cellular wholesaler is done ta...
06:20 pm EDT - Wed, June 29, 2011
Engadget Alcatel-Lucent's FP3 network processor routes at 400Mbps, handles 70,000 simultaneous HD streams
Looks like the world wide web is seeing a few upgrades this week. Shortly after NC State announced a new methodology for routing fiber optic connections more quickly, in flies Alcatel-Lucent with a sh...
06:20 pm EDT - Wed, June 29, 2011
Engadget Alcatel-Lucent's FP3 network processor routes at 400Gbps, handles 70,000 simultaneous HD streams
Looks like the world wide web is seeing a few upgrades this week. Shortly after NC State announced a new methodology for routing fiber optic connections more quickly, in flies Alcatel-Lucent with a sh...
06:00 pm EDT - Wed, June 29, 2011
Engadget CyanogenMod 7 on the Nook Color hands-on (video)
It's hard not to love Barnes & Noble's Nook Color, especially if you're amongst those who'd rather look at text on a quality backlit screen than an e-paper display. Not only did we enjoy the e-boo...
05:40 pm EDT - Wed, June 29, 2011
Engadget Delkin intros 64GB SDXC card, claims to be the fastest with 45MBps write speeds
We have a sneaking suspicion we've written this post before. Oh wait, we did -- sort of. Months after taking a victory lap to flaunt the world's fastest SDHC card, Delkin is back, this time with a sup...
05:20 pm EDT - Wed, June 29, 2011
Engadget Art Lebedev's Optimus Mini Six enters production, Popularis unsurprisingly delayed
We were a bit skeptical when we heard that the notoriously delay-riddled Art Lebedev Studio would be releasing a follow-up to its Optimus Mini Three keyboard this year, but it looks like the Mini Six ...
05:00 pm EDT - Wed, June 29, 2011
Engadget OnLive CEO reveals 'entirely new approach' to wireless, credits Rearden for toppling Shannon's Law
"In advance, yes -- you're right, it's impossible. But nonetheless, we have ten radios all working at the same frequency, all at the Shannon limit... and there's no interference." You may not fully gr...
04:00 pm EDT - Wed, June 29, 2011
Engadget Insert Coin: Social Bicycles bike sharing system (video)
In Insert Coin, 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 lin...
03:33 pm EDT - Wed, June 29, 2011
Engadget Google Talk video chat finally available over T-Mobile 3G and 4G (video)
Remember how excited we all were when we found out that Android 2.3.4 would bring video chat to Google Talk on the Nexus S? Only to have our hopes and dreams smashed when we discover that it didn'...
03:13 pm EDT - Wed, June 29, 2011
Engadget iRiver's MX100 Android tablet spotted in China? (video)
iRiver has spent the past couple of years testing the e-reader waters, but the company may now be ready to plunge into the deeper end of the pool, with its first Android tablet. A blogger in Korea rec...
02:49 pm EDT - Wed, June 29, 2011
Engadget MSI formally unveils 14-inch CX480 laptop, stops short of naming a price
We know, we know -- many of you just want to see some Llano laptops already, but that doesn't mean the flow of Sandy Bridge systems has run dry. MSI just formally outed the CX480, a brushed metal 14-i...
02:24 pm EDT - Wed, June 29, 2011
Engadget Andy Hertzfeld, 'former Macintosh wizard,' designed the Google+ Project
Google+ looks... a little different. Almost as if it didn't even come from Google. And those drag-and-drop circles? Luscious. Turns out, there's a reason for everything, and he goes by Andy H...
02:01 pm EDT - Wed, June 29, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G up for pre-order from Verizon, finally
For a device so focused on speed, the 4G version of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 has sure taken its sweet time. The LTE-enabled Honeycomb tablet, which was initially set for a June 8th pre-order, is fina...
01:43 pm EDT - Wed, June 29, 2011
Engadget Nokia 700 'Zeta' caught in spyshots, ready to give mobile makeovers
While we're busy recovering from a recent overdose of Nokia eye candy, secret agents are hard at work hunting down more visual goodness for us to ogle at. These shots above are of the Nokia 700 "Zeta,...
01:22 pm EDT - Wed, June 29, 2011
Engadget RFID tags let you share waterpark photos on Facebook without leaving the lazy river
See this happy couple? They're smiling because they're in love, they're at a waterpark, and they haven't contracted E. coli yet. They could also be chuckling with the knowledge that all 700 of the...
12:59 pm EDT - Wed, June 29, 2011
Engadget Porsche ACC InnoDrive handles all the pedals, takes the lead out of your foot
When we took a deeper look into the technology that makes a Porsche a Porsche, we experienced neck-snapping acceleration and yawn-inducing traction control, but never did we get the feeling that the c...
12:35 pm EDT - Wed, June 29, 2011
Engadget Ubuntu demonstrated running on Galaxy Tab 10.1, summarily dubbed 'Tabuntu' (video)
Sure, you can run Linux on robots and on desktops and, apparently, on small cats, and we've also seen it on plenty of tablets before, but this one is a little different. Max Lee over at Galaxy Tab Hac...
12:11 pm EDT - Wed, June 29, 2011
Engadget NC State discovery finds optimal connections 10,000 times more quickly, ResNet admins do a double take
Ever wondered how just one message in an average Chatroulette session finds its way to whatever destination fate may deem suitable? Sure you have. As it stands, every single pulse from your Ethern...
11:41 am EDT - Wed, June 29, 2011
Engadget OCZ's RevoDrive 3 X2 review roundup: SSD melts faces with 1.5GBps read and 1.2GBps write speeds
Did our footage of OCZ's new RevoDrive 3 X2 whet your appetite for more info on the super speedy SSD? Well, your wish is the web's command, and we've got a full roundup of reviews that'll tell you...
11:08 am EDT - Wed, June 29, 2011
Engadget The Elliptical Machine Office Desk: putting the 'commute' back in 'telecommuting'
Quite frankly, you've got it just a bit too easy. You rise 98 seconds before you're scheduled to clock in, you mash a power button, and suddenly, you're at work. PJs still caked to your legs, mouth st...
10:18 am EDT - Wed, June 29, 2011
Engadget ThinkPad Tablet shown off with keyboard-laden folio cover, could ship within a month
Well, lookie here! Seems that ThinkPad Tablet's getting more real by the hour. For what it's worth, Lenovo hasn't exactly done a laudatory job keeping its next major Honeycomb tablet under wraps, but ...
09:29 am EDT - Wed, June 29, 2011
Engadget HP tempts webOS early adopters to buy a TouchPad with $50 rebate
WebOS hopefuls -- especially owners of a Palm Pre, Pixi or their Plus variants -- you there? HP's TouchPad launch is a few days away, and the company's seeking to entice loyalists with a $50 mail-...
08:47 am EDT - Wed, June 29, 2011
Engadget Kaz Hirai to become Sony Computer Entertainment Chairman, leave Andrew House with tough CEO gig
When you've had to deal out as many public apologies as Sony has had to perform over its protracted PSN hacking saga, the typical expectation is that someone somewhere will be getting fired or "reshuf...
08:31 am EDT - Wed, June 29, 2011
Engadget Razer trots out Transformers 3 Edition DeathAdder, Vespula and laptop case
After what we're guessing was a fruitful tie-up with Tron, the fine folks at Razer are back at a similar well; this time, the company's dishing out a limited run of gear that's been splashed with colo...
07:52 am EDT - Wed, June 29, 2011
Engadget Angry Birds lands on Windows Phone 7, ready to explore the third ecosystem
Nowadays, you can't really claim to have a mobile OS worthy of the title if your users can't run Angry Birds on it. Good news from Microsoft, then, as Windows Phone 7 can finally be admitted at the gr...
07:04 am EDT - Wed, June 29, 2011
Engadget Skype gets Congressional approval, will help Representatives stay in touch with the common people
Look, Capitol Hill is a nice place to be, okay? There are interns eager to please, lobbyists keen to buy you dinner, why would you ever want to leave? Unfortunately for US Congressmen and wome...
06:11 am EDT - Wed, June 29, 2011
Engadget Google unveils Swiffy: turns high maintenance Flash animations into HTML5
Still hanging on to those sweet site loaders hoping they'd be of use again someday? Perhaps the time has come -- for some ads and animations, that is. Google Labs has cooked up Swiffy, which takes...
05:18 am EDT - Wed, June 29, 2011
Engadget Oregon engineers roll out cheaper, less wasteful solar cells with inkjet printer
It looks like the push to turn the inkjet printer into the next great manufacturer of solar cells has found another proponent in a team of engineers at Oregon State University. That group of resourcef...
04:29 am EDT - Wed, June 29, 2011
Engadget Office 365 ditches the beta tag, ready to take on Google Apps
We know what you're thinking -- you like the idea of Google Apps, but the Mountain View crew kind of creeps you out. Well, don't worry, Microsoft has your back. After making its beta debut last year, ...
03:51 am EDT - Wed, June 29, 2011
Engadget Silver-ink pen freestyles handmade circuitry, paves way for flexible displays
We've never been the type to appreciate luxury pens, but if said pen was packing a silver-based ink solution that left behind a trail of conductivity... well, our pocket-protector would be very much a...
02:49 am EDT - Wed, June 29, 2011
Engadget Facebook likes, hires iPhone jailbreaker 'Geohot'
He's jailbroken the iPhone and been sued by Sony over alleged hacks, and now George "Geohot" Hotz is grappling with the biggest challenge of his young career: social networking. After about a week's w...
02:01 am EDT - Wed, June 29, 2011
Engadget Xtreamer's Prodigy media streamer gets upgraded internals, shoots 3D video to your screen for "149
Last time we saw the Xtreamer Prodigy, it was shaping up to be quite the slick little media streamer with a Realtek 1185 chipset running at 500MHz, a plethora of supported codecs, and a fancy flash-ba...
01:15 am EDT - Wed, June 29, 2011
Engadget MoviePass wants to be Netflix, but for theaters
Here's a scenario: you'd love to see the latest blockbuster, but aren't willing to fork out a month's wages to do so. Cue MoviePass, a startup seeking to make life cheaper (fiscally, not emotionally) ...
12:29 am EDT - Wed, June 29, 2011
Engadget World of Warcraft Starter Edition lets you reach lvl 20 for free, Night Elf Mohawk still only available to Mr. T
If there was one thing, one thing, keeping humanity safe from total enslavement to the grind of World of Warcraft, it was the fact that you have to pay to play the game for longer than a couple of wee...
12:06 am EDT - Wed, June 29, 2011
Engadget Google+ invite received, we go hands-on
It's hard to argue with Google's track record. The company has scored a hit in nearly every space in which it's dabbled: search, email, ads, office software, etc. There's always been one glaring excep...
11:28 pm EDT - Tue, June 28, 2011
Engadget RIM scraps 10-inch PlayBook to focus on QNX-powered superphone?
BlackBerry PlayBook enthusiasts will want to cuddle up with their favorite blanket and a carton of ice cream, as the 10-inch version of RIM's tablet may have been given the axe. N4BB reports that its ...
10:56 pm EDT - Tue, June 28, 2011
Engadget Apple Thunderbolt cable, Promise RAIDs now available to get your 10Gbps interconnect on
Was it really four months ago that Intel and Apple took the curtains off of Thunderbolt I/O? The MacBook Pro and iMac lines have since been refreshed with the interconnect, but early adopters have...
10:30 pm EDT - Tue, June 28, 2011
Engadget Google starts highlighting content creators, will never forget that music blog you had in college
Google has a lot of pictures of people. Google also indexes a lot of content written by people. Ponder those two facts for just a moment and you'll come upon the search giant's Next Big Thing: highlig...
10:00 pm EDT - Tue, June 28, 2011
Engadget Why is European broadband faster and cheaper? Blame the government
Rick Karr is a journalist and frequent contributor to The Engadget Show. Join us below for a live chat at 9:00 PM ET on June 28th. If you've stayed with friends who live in European cities, you've pro...
09:34 pm EDT - Tue, June 28, 2011
Engadget Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V gets reviewed, deemed one of the best super-zooms around
Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V been available for a little while now, but it's flown somewhat under the radar when it comes to in-depth reviews. Photography Blog's now chimed in with its take on the cam...
09:08 pm EDT - Tue, June 28, 2011
Engadget SEI creates new porous Aluminum-Celmet, makes rechargeable batteries last longer
Quick: What costs hundreds of dollars and dies after four hours? If your answer included anything portable and tech-based -- you guessed right. In fact, most of our magical and exciting gadgetry ...
08:40 pm EDT - Tue, June 28, 2011
Engadget Ericsson takes LTE-Advanced next-level, notches 1Gbps downloads in testing
Smirking as you pull down borderline-criminal speeds on your Droid Charge? Ericsson's doing you (at least) one better. The Swedish company is pushing out-of-this-stratosphere speeds to its testing...
08:14 pm EDT - Tue, June 28, 2011
Engadget Nikon shows off concept cameras in France, says hello to tomorrow
Nikon engaged in a bit of conceptual product show-and-not-as-much-tell at the French Cité des sciences et de l'industrie exhibit, Hello Demain (Hello Tomorrow). The four prototype cameras on di...
07:51 pm EDT - Tue, June 28, 2011
Engadget SureFire's UB3T Invictus flashlight is super-bright, not quite incendiary
SureFire first announced its blindingly UB3T Invictus torch back in 2010, but it took until now for the company to get its 800-lumen flashlight out the door. As a point of comparison, the massive (alm...
07:19 pm EDT - Tue, June 28, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Show - 022: Gadgets get smashed, Rick Karr talks broadband, Peter Rojas and Ryan Block tell us what moved them
The Engadget Show is back! Last time it was gaming, this time we go for something with a bit more variety. The show starts with Tim and Brian taking a quick look over some of the month's biggest gadge...
06:57 pm EDT - Tue, June 28, 2011
Engadget Everything around you is decaying, and this is what it sounds like (video)
Forget that math music nerd debate, there's no controversy here -- only the sweet, sweet sounds of cascading gamma rays. Working with Nuclear Safety and Training Group, KTH and nuclear physicists from...
06:34 pm EDT - Tue, June 28, 2011
Engadget Google launches all out social networking assault with Google+ (video)
Social networking has long been Google's white whale. The company has done plenty of dabbling in the space, snatching up Orkut, which has failed to catch on in the US, and rolling out Buzz to the rela...
06:06 pm EDT - Tue, June 28, 2011
Engadget Intel says Cloverview platform will launch in time for Windows 8
Intel didn't provide much indication of a release timeframe when it first teased its tablet-minded Cloverview platform back in April, but it's now finally starting to dish a few more details (though s...
05:41 pm EDT - Tue, June 28, 2011
Engadget 3M reader concept looks familiar, begs you not to judge an ebook by its cover
This image purporting to be the current concept design for 3M's upcoming ereader looks awfully familiar. In fact, the similarities to the txtr reader we saw a couple of years back are pretty uncanny -...
05:16 pm EDT - Tue, June 28, 2011
Engadget The Royal Society wants kids to make graphene, puts the miracle material in games
If we were more musically inclined we might write a ballad singing the praises of graphene -- the magical material that can be used in everything from super-fast CPUs to ultra-efficient solar panels. ...
04:40 pm EDT - Tue, June 28, 2011
Engadget LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer tablet hands-on (video)
If you have kids and own a tablet, chances are you've passed it to the back seat on occasion, asking your five-year-old to help you navigate to the beach, or to beat an otherwise hopeless level in Ang...
04:00 pm EDT - Tue, June 28, 2011
Engadget Nokia N9 camera: sample images and video
Our first encounter with Nokia's N9 may have been eleven different kinds of awesome, but we knew it was a mere scratch of the high-grade polycarbonate surface. One of the core pieces of functionality ...
03:37 pm EDT - Tue, June 28, 2011
Engadget Gigabyte intros Llano-compatible A75 motherboards for the DIY set (video)
Llano-based PCs are still trickling their way into the market, but if you're the enterprising type you can just up and build your own. Gigabyte just announced a family of seven A75 series of motherboa...
03:15 pm EDT - Tue, June 28, 2011
Engadget Biscuit tins: your greatest defense against industrial espionage?
We don't know what your daily grind is like, but we're constantly warding off the ever-present threat of industrial espionage. For whatever reason, here's something we've yet to try: the ordinary hous...
02:48 pm EDT - Tue, June 28, 2011
Engadget LG's DM50D HDTV promotes a passive 3D lifestyle
LG is talking up its forthcoming DM50D 3D HDTV -- not a lot, mind you, but just enough to get us interested. The company offered up a largely spec-free press release on the forthcoming set, heralding ...
02:48 pm EDT - Tue, June 28, 2011
Engadget LG's DM50D HDTV monitor promotes a passive 3D lifestyle
LG is talking up its forthcoming DM50D 3D monitor -- not a lot, mind you, but just enough to get us interested. The company offered up a largely spec-free press release on the forthcoming set, heraldi...
02:18 pm EDT - Tue, June 28, 2011
Engadget Tag Heuer outs $6,700 Link Phone for those who like alligator skin with their Froyo (video)
As far as most of us are concerned, if we're going to pay a lot for a phone -- you know, like, $350 on contract -- it had better come with the works. We're talking a qHD display, dual-core processor, ...
01:53 pm EDT - Tue, June 28, 2011
Engadget Topcon's IP-S2 Lite creates panoramic maps in 3D, spots every bump in the road (video)
You'd need only a smartphone app to pinpoint every pothole on your block, but to map out more severe structural damage, you'd probably need more sophisticated equipment -- which is where Topcon's IP-S...
01:33 pm EDT - Tue, June 28, 2011
Engadget Google to face "295 million French lawsuit over alleged anti-competitive practices
Google's legal woes are piling up in a hurry. French search engine 1PlusV is suing El Goog over alleged anti-competitive practices, less than a week after the Federal Trade Commission opened a formal ...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, June 28, 2011
Engadget NVIDIA announces GeForce GTX 580M and 570M, availability in the Alienware M18x and MSI GT780R
We know you're going to be shocked -- shocked! -- to hear this, but NVIDIA's gone and refreshed its high-end line of GeForce GTX cards. The GTX 580M takes the place of the GTX 485M, and NVIDIA's bragg...
12:42 pm EDT - Tue, June 28, 2011
Engadget Andy Rubin: over 500,000 Android activations a day, and growing
You may have noticed that Steve Jobs isn't nitpicking anymore over how Google measures the number of Android activations. It probably has something to do with the fact that, no matter how you slice it...
11:50 am EDT - Tue, June 28, 2011
Engadget Sony's new VAIO Z ultraportable laptop with Power Media Dock hands-on
Now that we've seen Sony's new VAIO Z in its luscious press shots, it's time to face reality and lay our itchy hands on this 13-inch ultraportable laptop, along with its eccentric expansion dock that ...
11:50 am EDT - Tue, June 28, 2011
Engadget Sony's new VAIO Z ultraportable laptop with Power Media Dock hands-on (video)
Now that we've seen Sony's new VAIO Z in its luscious press shots, it's time to face reality and lay our itchy hands on this 13-inch ultraportable laptop, along with its eccentric expansion dock that ...
10:57 am EDT - Tue, June 28, 2011
Engadget Fring optimizes its four-way video calling app for smiley iPad 2 owners
Sure, you could have fired up Fring to make four-way video calls from your iPad 2 this whole time, but you'd have saddled with an iPhone-sized interface on your 9.7-inch IPS screen. And, as we say aro...
10:02 am EDT - Tue, June 28, 2011
Engadget Taiwan's revised LUXGEN7 SUV offers THINK+ computer, defends itself from thieves
Tired of the ho hum amenities within your luxury SUV? Us too. Luckily for affluent drivers in Taiwan, the THINK+ in-car computer situated within the comfy confines of the LUXGEN7 MPV offers p...
09:06 am EDT - Tue, June 28, 2011
Engadget California raceway gets 1,600 solar panels, flaunts green track status
As far as sports go, the one where you drive cars around in circles several times is likely not one of the most energy efficient. With that in mind, it's nice to see locations like Northern California...
08:08 am EDT - Tue, June 28, 2011
Engadget Gadmei P83 PMP does glasses-free 3D for $179
A no-name PMP selling for $179 at Brando -- purveyor of all things inexpensive, electronic and often USB-powered -- may not ordinarily make the grade for us, but this so-called Gadmei P83 device has o...
06:53 am EDT - Tue, June 28, 2011
Engadget What do you love, asks Google with a new portal to its many web services
Say hello to your new online friend, wdyl.com. An eagle-eyed TechCrunch tipster spotted this freshly launched Google portal, whose purpose it seems to be to gather up all of the company's multifarious...
06:38 am EDT - Tue, June 28, 2011
Engadget Aston Martin Experience could be the ultimate iPhone accessory, but you're gonna want the car
You probably wouldn't pay $6 for an iPhone app that lets you browse through car models and pump stereo exhaust sounds directly to your drums. But a $6 Aston Martin Experience app that also displays sp...
05:21 am EDT - Tue, June 28, 2011
Engadget Yokohama EV sets new Pikes Peak Hill Climb record, leaves Leaf blowing in the wind
Remember the unmodified Nissan Leaf that dared to take on the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb? No, it didn't win the electric vehicle class, but it did have the honor of playing second fiddle ...
04:34 am EDT - Tue, June 28, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile announces myTouch 4G Slide, aims to take smartphone photography to new heights
Well, we'd seen plenty of pictures of T-Mobile's new myTouch 4G Slide over the past couple of weeks, and now it's official. T-Mo officially pulled the wraps off its newest handset, and it's packing a ...
03:44 am EDT - Tue, June 28, 2011
Engadget Nevermind the Pi music, here's what Tau sounds like
There's a heated debate going on in the exciting world of mathematics that pits notoriously irrational pi against relative newcomer tau. Wherever side of the fence your math club's allegiance may lie,...
03:44 am EDT - Tue, June 28, 2011
Engadget Nevermind the Pi music, here's what Tau sounds like (video)
There's a heated debate going on in the exciting world of mathematics that pits notoriously irrational pi against relative newcomer tau. Wherever side of the fence your math club's allegiance may lie,...
03:19 am EDT - Tue, June 28, 2011
Engadget Sony's ultraslim 13-inch VAIO Z laptop revealed in Europe, packs external GPU for power on demand
Turns out those leaked shots we saw of Sony's new VAIO Z laptop were right on the money as the company showed it off officially today for the European press. The specs reveal a 13.1-inch "ultramobile"...
02:25 am EDT - Tue, June 28, 2011
Engadget HP TouchPad veers into stores early, flaunts its webOS moves (video)
Dying to get your hands on HP's TouchPad before it's available on July 1st? According to Pre Central, a visit to either Best Buy or Walmart may afford you the opportunity. During the past few days...
01:40 am EDT - Tue, June 28, 2011
Engadget Microsoft inks Android patent deal with Itronix, causes more heads to explode
We've already noted our slip into Bizarro World, a strange and topsy-turvy land where -- thanks to patent-infringement claims -- Microsoft strikes licensing deals with Android device makers. Redmond h...
12:59 am EDT - Tue, June 28, 2011
Engadget HP Envy 14 Beats Edition gets a slice of Sandy Bridge silicon, costs $1,050 at Amazon
HP's Envy 14 is quite the looker of a laptop, with its etched aluminum skin beckoning you to explore the capabilities of the Sandy Bridge CPU that lies beneath. For those who prefer the murdered-out l...
12:59 am EDT - Tue, June 28, 2011
Engadget HP Envy 14 Beats Edition gets a slice of Sandy Bridge silicon, costs $1,050 at Amazon (updated)
HP's Envy 14 is quite the looker of a laptop, with its etched aluminum skin beckoning you to explore the capabilities of the Sandy Bridge CPU that lies beneath. For those who prefer the murdered-out l...
12:18 am EDT - Tue, June 28, 2011
Engadget Verizon dominates 'Fastest Mobile Networks' testing, considers calling AT&T to brag
Not all wireless carriers are created equal, nor for that matter is all 4G -- anyone who's ever swapped networks or done any sort of traveling across the country can tell you that. And while it seems ...
11:46 pm EDT - Mon, June 27, 2011
Engadget TomTom's iPhone App gets updated, brings HD traffic updates along for the ride
Hate gridlock? We'd surmise you aren't alone, so pardon our excitement surrounding the latest addition to TomTom's longstanding iPhone app. New in version 1.8 is the addition of HD Traffic, which ...
10:22 pm EDT - Mon, June 27, 2011
Engadget Windows Phone 7.5 Mango in-depth preview (video)
Make no mistake, Microsoft isn't playing coy in the smartphone market any longer. The folks in Redmond are making a significant jump forward in the mobile arena, announcing that the upcoming version o...
09:47 pm EDT - Mon, June 27, 2011
Engadget Acer's AC700 Chromebook coming to the US this month for $350, 3G model arriving later this summer
Samsung's beautiful-but-pricey Series 5 Chromebook too rich for your blood? Fear not, cloud-dwellers. Acer just announced that its Chromebook, dubbed the AC700, will go on sale in the states this ...
09:42 pm EDT - Mon, June 27, 2011
Engadget OliPad 110 video preview makes us wish we'd paid attention in Italian class
Looking for a little more insight into the second tablet from Italy's first consumer tablet manufacturer? Olivetti's product manager Richard Jelmini was caught on camera extensively demoing the Ho...
09:02 pm EDT - Mon, June 27, 2011
Engadget Sprint wants enterprise customers to consider WiMAX, ditch the T-1
Sprint seems to think its 4G tech would make an excellent replacement for the old-school T-1 lines many businesses have been relying on to keep them connected to the web since the 1970s. You may remem...
08:33 pm EDT - Mon, June 27, 2011
Engadget NVIDIA teases a pair of mystery laptop GPUs running Crysis 2 (video)
Did someone say controlled leak? NVIDIA's come clean about the fact that it has some news to share tomorrow, but until then, it's being oh-so demure about what it has up its sleeve. Behold, an unn...
07:59 pm EDT - Mon, June 27, 2011
Engadget Apple's A6 processor may come courtesy of TSMC, Samsung left to wonder why
Apple's fondness for anorexic handhelds knows no bounds, and if this alleged deal with the Asian foundry holds water, expect to see its waistband tighten further. Rumoured back before the iPad 2 launc...
07:27 pm EDT - Mon, June 27, 2011
Engadget Star Wars Operation lets you get to the bottom of the R2-D2 booster rocket debate
Let's face it kids, you weren't going to be a doctor. Time to give up on that dream. But what about the equally exciting and significantly less bloody world of droid repair? We all know that robot...
06:51 pm EDT - Mon, June 27, 2011
Engadget Mitsubishi's new all-in-one set crams 500GB HDD and Blu-ray recorder into tiny package
Mitsubishi's new Real LCD-22BLR500 TV is hardly the first set packed with a built-in Blu-ray recorder and hard drive, but it's certainly one of the smaller ones we've seen. The 22-inch 1,366 x 768 LED...
06:19 pm EDT - Mon, June 27, 2011
Engadget Low-cost Andy Pad tablet spotted in the wild, Andy Pad Pro said to be following
UK-based Andy Pad has been teasing its eponymously-titled Android tablet for a little while now, but it was just recently spotted in the wild for the first time at an apparently private launch event, ...
05:39 pm EDT - Mon, June 27, 2011
Engadget Microsoft-led consortium to trial super WiFi network across the pond
British mobile bandwidth hogs won't have to curb their data enthusiasm anytime soon if a scheduled 'super WiFi' trial minds it manners. Led by Microsoft and backed by the UK's biggest TV providers, th...
05:13 pm EDT - Mon, June 27, 2011
Engadget LaCie introduces Porsche-designed, aluminum-framed USB 3.0 HDDs
LaCie, a company that's no stranger to employing aluminum and high profile designers on its external storage drives, is back at it today with the announcement of a pair of new HDDs. The P9220 Mobile a...
04:57 pm EDT - Mon, June 27, 2011
Engadget African-designed VMK Gingerbread tablet eager to show its face, shipping in September
This is the upcoming tablet from Congolese company VMK -- or, rather, this is the back of the upcoming tablet. We received a note from the company's CEO explaining that, while the Gingerbread slate is...
04:57 pm EDT - Mon, June 27, 2011
Engadget Congolese VMK Gingerbread tablet eager to show its face, shipping in September
This is the upcoming tablet from Congolese company VMK -- or, rather, this is the back of the upcoming tablet. We received a note from the company's CEO explaining that, while the Gingerbread slate is...
04:28 pm EDT - Mon, June 27, 2011
Engadget Boingo teams with Gogo for in-flight internet magic, leaves us wanting more
So, here's the good news: Boingo Wireless has teamed up with Aircell, a company that provides WiFi in the skies. Now, the bad news: it barely matters. At first blush, we assumed a Boingo / Gogo tie-up...
03:57 pm EDT - Mon, June 27, 2011
Engadget US Supreme Court strikes down California law, says video games are protected as free speech
It's already been found unconstitutional by lower courts, and now the Supreme Court of the United States has finally weighed in on the infamous California state law that sought to ban the sale of viol...
03:29 pm EDT - Mon, June 27, 2011
Engadget CSI Virtual MasterCard app bringing mobile payments to iOS, Android and BlackBerry
Shortly after MasterCard announced plans to become entangled with Google Wallet (and a few months after those ambitious Isis plans were shelved), it looks as if the aforesaid company is diving into ye...
03:03 pm EDT - Mon, June 27, 2011
Engadget Singapore military to issue guns and uniforms, iPads to incoming servicemen
Singapore, the country infamous for fining residents caught chewing gum in public, will begin issuing iPads to its army, air force, and navy recruits in November. Considering all able-bodied male citi...
02:38 pm EDT - Mon, June 27, 2011
Engadget Defcon Kids event invites hackers to bring their genetic back-up units
Apparently, kids aren't at all put off by the air of misadventure and notoriety that surrounds hacking. In fact, they're so eager to partake in lock-picking workshops, clue-deciphering seminars and so...
02:13 pm EDT - Mon, June 27, 2011
Engadget London's E-Health Cloud program will send patient records to the stratosphere next month
You'd think that the recent spate of high-profile cyberattacks would've deterred the healthcare industry from sending patient records to the cloud -- but you'd be wrong. Beginning next month, all data...
01:47 pm EDT - Mon, June 27, 2011
Engadget Slim ASUS Eee PC X101 to hit shelves next month
That super thin Eee PC X101 that we manhandled back at Computex is just about ready to make its retail debut. Starting in July you'll be able to pick one up one of these MeeGo-running crimson clamshel...
01:22 pm EDT - Mon, June 27, 2011
Engadget Super Talent USB 3.0 Express RC8 looks like a thumb drive, acts like an SSD
It seems too much to hope for, but Super Talent insists it has the benchmarks to prove it: a USB 3.0 stick that achieves 270MB/s reads and 240MB/s writes under optimal conditions. Unlike your average ...
12:57 pm EDT - Mon, June 27, 2011
Engadget KinectNUI enables Minority Report style interaction in Windows sans gloves (video)
When Microsoft released its Kinect SDK we marveled at the impact it could have on desktop interaction; sure enough, Kevin Connolly's Kinect Natural User Interface has made our geeky pipe-dreams a real...
12:33 pm EDT - Mon, June 27, 2011
Engadget More Mango features uncovered: in-browser audio streams, Xbox Live voice chats, and more (video)
While we wait (rather impatiently, we might add) for Mango to make its official debut others are still playing with test builds, pouring over code, and digging up interesting tidbits about Microsoft's...
11:59 am EDT - Mon, June 27, 2011
Engadget Yahoo! Connected TV watches with you, delivers a more personal ad experience
For a medium heavily ridiculed for its zombie-making capabilities, television is certainly taking on more of an active role courtesy of Yahoo! Connected TV. Coming later this year to select Sony and T...
11:17 am EDT - Mon, June 27, 2011
Engadget Xbox COO sees dedicated handheld market as a 'red ocean,' will let Sony and Nintendo swim in it
Dennis Durkin is COO and CFO for Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business. He's also a dude thoroughly disillusioned with the future of portable consoles. Speaking to IndustryGamers, Durkin expl...
10:43 am EDT - Mon, June 27, 2011
Engadget iOS 5 beta 2 blocks Gevey SIM Unlock, brings photo album curation to iDevices
It's only been a few days since Apple released iOS 5 beta 2, but we've already received a bevy of tips from developers who've spent some quality time with the update and uncovered a few of its more sa...
10:00 am EDT - Mon, June 27, 2011
Engadget HTC EVO 3D landing in Europe next month, two-stage shutter button and all
Up till now, the ranks of 3D-capable smartphones were neatly organized by territory: Japan had the Sharp Aquos SH-12C, the US had the HTC EVO 3D, and Europe had the LG Optimus 3D. Now it's all getting...
09:13 am EDT - Mon, June 27, 2011
Engadget Scientists study orca ears, employ lasers to create hyper-sensitive underwater microphone
There are plenty of reasons to want to monitor what's going on in the ocean, from whale migration, to the recent stylistic resurgence of hot crustacean bands. There are certain inherent difficulties, ...
08:22 am EDT - Mon, June 27, 2011
Engadget Android 3.1 update for Acer Iconia Tab A500 leaks out in China, can be downloaded worldwide
If you have an Iconia Tab A500 and an unbridled passion for running the latest Android software, we've got good news for you. Acer's 3.1 update for the 10-inch Tegra 2 slate has actually slipped out a...
07:57 am EDT - Mon, June 27, 2011
Engadget GetJar gets Cut the Rope exclusive, candy-craving monster makes Android debut
We played this addictive gem of an award-winning app on a friend's iPhone last year and actually considered cutting our friendly ties to Android just to get in on the action. Small wonder then that cr...
05:54 am EDT - Mon, June 27, 2011
Engadget Verizon stores struck by HTC Thunderbolt Wireless Charging Battery Cover
Solid as HTC's Thunderbolt may be from a software perspective, its battery life has proven to be less than striking -- unless you've been rocking it with that ultra-chunky extended battery. In compar...
03:56 am EDT - Mon, June 27, 2011
Engadget How would you change Sony Ericsson's Xperia Play?
It came with a bang, but even Sony Ericsson's Xperia Play seems to have already become yesterday's treasure in a world swamped with dual-core superphones. Still, the Play remains the only Android phon...
02:27 am EDT - Mon, June 27, 2011
Engadget Nokia N9: are you buying one?
Why hello Nokia, we can see you've lost a few buttons and gussied yourself up with a new version of MeeGo. Very nice. That new outfit is a one-off affair, you say? Not to be repeated? We're a ...
01:00 am EDT - Mon, June 27, 2011
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: 'round the clock solar plants, USB camping pot and wave energy farms
Green transportation soared to new heights this week as Inhabitat showcased the world's first true hybrid-electric airplane, and we spotted plans for a zero-emission hypersonic jet capable of travelin...
11:59 pm EDT - Sun, June 26, 2011
Engadget Is this the Olympus E-P3?
There's only one way to make leaked blurrycam images appear even less legit: shoot 'em in black and white. That's exactly what we have here with the claimed leak of a new Olympus camera -- the E-P3, a...
10:30 pm EDT - Sun, June 26, 2011
Engadget Switched On: Light music
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.Last month, Switched On discussed two of the Android expansion initiatives announced at Google's I/O conference -- the ...
08:57 pm EDT - Sun, June 26, 2011
Engadget Nokia's N950 splayed by FCC, 12-megapixel camera lurking within
Our friends over at the FCC have somehow both scored and already torn asunder Nokia's new flagship MeeGo development phone. Slicing and dicing Espoo's latest confirms the watered-down N9 specs we'd pr...
06:38 pm EDT - Sun, June 26, 2011
Engadget Cowon C2 portable media player review
And here you were assuming the tried-and-true PMP was dead. Au contraire. Cowon's not giving up on its dream quite yet, but after the D2 hung around at the company's low-end for the better part of fou...
04:57 pm EDT - Sun, June 26, 2011
Engadget DARPA's XC2V FLYPMode crowd-sourced combat vehicle revealed, now in desert khaki (video)
Okay, so perhaps the specific color here is up for debate, but one thing is clear: the XC2V FLYPMode is one imposing looking vehicle. Also known as the Experimental Crowd-derived Combat Support Vehicl...
03:06 pm EDT - Sun, June 26, 2011
Engadget Lenovo ThinkPad, IdeaPad tablets coming later this month?
Well, what do we have here? From the looks of it, we've got ourselves launch dates for a slate of new Lenovo tablets. A little note from the outfit's Affiliate Program, pictured above, shows the A...
01:01 pm EDT - Sun, June 26, 2011
Engadget Tokyo researchers hijack your hand, help you play the koto (video)
Researchers over in the land of the robot-obsessed have found a new, non-invasive way to control your hand while your brain recoils in horror. Reassuringly named the PossessedHand, this belt of electr...
10:59 am EDT - Sun, June 26, 2011
Engadget OnLive Viewer hits HTC Flyer, ripped and posted for other Android gaming voyeurs (video)
Those of you toting around an HTC Flyer probably just got an update that loaded OnLive Viewer on your 7-inch tablet. Don't get too excited though, the name of the app says it all -- this is a viewer n...
07:50 am EDT - Sun, June 26, 2011
Engadget NextComputing wants you to take your desktop for a stroll, preferably a short one
After watching NextComputing dance around the definition of mobile computing for so long, we're not all that surprised to see the firm tease its first suitcase-desktop sporting an internal battery. Th...
04:48 am EDT - Sun, June 26, 2011
Engadget Solar Sinter solar-powered 3D printer turns sand into glass, renews our faith in higher education (video)
Where would we be without the world's graduate art projects? In the case of Markus Kayser's Solar Sinter, we might never have seen the day when a solar-powered 3D printer would turn Saharan sand i...
02:35 am EDT - Sun, June 26, 2011
Engadget Ask Engadget: best gaming mouse for first-person shooters?
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 Alex, who seems to be sick and ...
01:04 am EDT - Sun, June 26, 2011
Engadget AMP camera records 1080p HDR video, you probably can't have one
We've already seen cameras that let you pretend you live in a radioactive apocalypse shoot HDR video, combining overexposed and underexposed images into one surreal composite. But so far, that kind of...
12:00 am EDT - Sun, June 26, 2011
Engadget Reserve Power: When inventor meets informercial, Part 2
Ross Rubin contributes Reserve Power, a column focused on personal perspectives and products.Last week's Reserve Power took you behind the scenes of technology and infomercials, and this week we're br...
10:09 pm EDT - Sat, June 25, 2011
Engadget Is this the next Sony VAIO Z?
We haven't heard much about Sony's ultra slim VAIO Z in months, but when we have, we've always been left with more questions than answers. We've seen its specs (but not handsome face) splashed on vari...
08:19 pm EDT - Sat, June 25, 2011
Engadget Duke University physicists test first air-based acoustic invisibility cloak
Firmly departing from the Stuff Of Dreams category, Duke University physicists have successfully tested an acoustic cloaking device that fools sound waves while looking nowhere near as scifi as you'd ...
06:48 pm EDT - Sat, June 25, 2011
Engadget Apple product managers respond to Final Cut Pro X criticism
During our call to discuss Final Cut Pro X earlier this week, an Apple product manager boasted about the product's low price, media management, and ground-up redesign. Unfortunately, when starting fro...
05:33 pm EDT - Sat, June 25, 2011
Engadget Fujitsu delays TH40D release, puts slide-out tablet dreams on hold
If you've been eagerly anticipating the arrival of the latest shape-shifting slate, it looks like you're just going to have to wait. Fujitsu's just announced that it will postpone the release of the c...
04:16 pm EDT - Sat, June 25, 2011
Engadget Nokia's Stephen Elop is still over MeeGo, even if the N9 is a hit
An awful lot has been happening in Nokialand over the past week. A few days ago, we spent our first real quality moments with the much discussed N9, and we were pretty blown away by the MeeGo smartpho...
03:06 pm EDT - Sat, June 25, 2011
Engadget Canon 18-55mm lens torn open to expose visuals of Image Stabilization (video)
Hey there, snap-shooter. If you've ever used a Canon DSLR with an 18-55mm lens, you may be horrified to know that the image above is its exposed lens elements. Don't worry, though, it's for science! R...
01:40 pm EDT - Sat, June 25, 2011
Engadget UrtheCast to stream live HD footage of Earth from ISS, like Stickam for space
Space nerds, get your browsers ready -- UrtheCast will soon be streaming HD video of Earth straight from the ISS. The system will actually consists of a pair of cameras, one still and one video, that ...
12:13 pm EDT - Sat, June 25, 2011
Engadget New phase-changing alloy turns waste heat into green energy, exhibits spontaneous magnetism (video)
Looks like harvesting waste heat is all the rage in 2011. Yet another team of researchers -- this time at the University of Minnesota -- has found a way to harness energy from our hot castoffs. The gr...
10:32 am EDT - Sat, June 25, 2011
Engadget Updated Time Capsule opened, server-grade hard drive nowhere to be found?
Well, fancy that -- a teardown of last week's refreshed Time Capsule has revealed a regular, non-enterprise drive lurking within. Curious, as Cupertino's website lists a "Serial ATA server-grade hard ...
08:49 am EDT - Sat, June 25, 2011
Engadget Mountkestrel DuoPod turns your shaky shoulders into a DSLR steadicam (video)
So you've got an expensive new DSLR that can shoot video, and you've seen all of the press about people using the things to make movies and music videos. But really, you're not going to become a DIY K...
06:45 am EDT - Sat, June 25, 2011
Engadget Spectral Layers promises to let you edit audio Photoshop-style (video)
Visually editing audio files isn't exactly a new idea, of course, but Divide Frame's new Spectral Layers application looks to take things to an even more Photoshop-style extreme than other tools. Whil...
05:23 am EDT - Sat, June 25, 2011
Engadget Verizon Palm Pre 2 gets its webOS 2.1 wings
Good news for Palm Pre 2 owners of the Big Red variety, the endless breath-holding can finally stop -- webOS 2.1 is finally making its way to your handset. Released back in March to the global unlocke...
03:57 am EDT - Sat, June 25, 2011
Engadget Camera-equipped hexacopter turns summer vacation videos into aerial masterworks (video)
Wakeboarding is so 2005. Wakeboarding with a camera-packing six-rotor MikroKopter tracking your every jump and belly flop? Now that sounds like something we can get behind. The folks over at Mikro...
03:02 am EDT - Sat, June 25, 2011
Engadget Potential Hulu deal with Disney increases ads, value to prospective buyers
Now that Hulu's owners have apparently decided the best thing to do is sell it to someone else, long arrangements for content are needed to bring the highest price. Bloomberg is reporting that after c...
01:41 am EDT - Sat, June 25, 2011
Engadget Sprint's 2011 Q3 roadmap leaks, gives a glimpse of our smartphone future?
Sprint finally released its much-anticipated Evo 3D into the wild today, but it turns out that's not the only good news for fans of the Now Network. Courtesy of This is my next, we've got some tasty t...
01:09 am EDT - Sat, June 25, 2011
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 now syncs with your Mac, updated Kies software to thank
You heard right -- Samsung's slimmest slate yet is now on speaking terms with OS X, well over a month after the first ones slipped out to developers at Google I/O. Oddly enough, it looks as if Android...
11:55 pm EDT - Fri, June 24, 2011
Engadget BioBolt brain implant could help the paralyzed walk again
Controlling a cursor with your brain? Yawn. Restoring movement to paralyzed mice? Color us unimpressed. Help a wheelchair-bound man walk again using only his thoughts? Now we're talking. T...
11:00 pm EDT - Fri, June 24, 2011
Engadget Google 'retires' Health and PowerMeter, lets you save your vitals through 2012
Remember that Withings blood pressure monitor for iOS that we went hands-on with last week? It integrated with Google Health. The search giant's health management portal also paired with dozens of...
10:36 pm EDT - Fri, June 24, 2011
Engadget iOS 5 beta 2 now available for developers
Hey iOS developers, guess what? iOS 5 beta 2 is now available for your downloading pleasure, and from what we understand, it ushers in wireless syncing for Macs running iTunes 10.5 beta 2. So hop ...
09:58 pm EDT - Fri, June 24, 2011
Engadget UK students' 1,980 MPG car scores first place in marathon race, by a 1,000 MPG margin
A car that looks like the one above and gets the "equivalent" of 1,980 miles to the gallon (and one gallon only) is certainly impressive enough on its own, but it's all the more so when you consider t...
08:54 pm EDT - Fri, June 24, 2011
Engadget TiVo's retail plans for quad-tuner Premiere DVR revealed in FCC filing
If your TiVo-loving heart was crushed last week when we found out that its new Premiere Q DVR would only be offered by cable companies with no plans for retail sales, allow us to put the pieces back t...
08:12 pm EDT - Fri, June 24, 2011
Engadget Skype for iPad leaked in promo video (video)
If you've lost sleep over the lack of a dedicated Skype app for your iPad, you can rest easy tonight knowing somewhere out there it does exist -- or at least a promo video does. Earlier today, someone...
08:12 pm EDT - Fri, June 24, 2011
Engadget Skype for iPad leaked in promo video
If you've lost sleep over the lack of a dedicated Skype app for your iPad, you can rest easy tonight knowing somewhere out there it does exist -- or at least a promo video does. Earlier today, someone...
07:59 pm EDT - Fri, June 24, 2011
Engadget Conan's editors really love Final Cut Pro X... or maybe they don't (video)
The web is abuzz with talk of Apple's new slimmed-down, low-cost Final Cut Pro X, but Cupertino's beloved video editing platform has also caused quite a stir among professionals, who note its lack of ...
07:18 pm EDT - Fri, June 24, 2011
Engadget NASA lander prototype ditches the manpower for an autonomous flight (video)
Hear that? Those were the giddy giggles of some very happy scientists down at NASA's Alabama-based Marshall Space Flight Center. Besting its previous June record for autonomous flight, this protot...
06:48 pm EDT - Fri, June 24, 2011
Engadget Apple confirms iCloud web apps, impending death of iWeb and iDisk
MobileMe's complete disappearance is still a good ways off, but it's safe to say that the transition to iCloud is well underway at Cupertino (and Maiden, North Carolina, for that matter). A brief FAQ ...
06:00 pm EDT - Fri, June 24, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry Bold 9900 preview! (video)
RIM's BlackBerry 9900 is the device that the BlackBerry diehards have been hoping, wishing, and waiting for since the original Bold launched way back in 2008. However, this time around the company has...
05:28 pm EDT - Fri, June 24, 2011
Engadget Droid 3 headed to Best Buy on July 14th?
Red-eye alert, all ye Droid faithful! A leaked screenshot over at Droid Attic shows Motorola's worst kept secret -- the Droid 3 -- supposedly hitting Best Buy's shelves on July 14th. With all the unof...
04:54 pm EDT - Fri, June 24, 2011
Engadget Fujifilm X100 gets firmware update, 22 tweaks make the best even better
The retro X100 brought out all our kleptomaniacal tendencies when we first went hands-on, and it has since impressed virtually every other lucky soul who's come into contact with its build quality and...
04:00 pm EDT - Fri, June 24, 2011
Engadget Engadget Primed: how wireless and inductive charging works
Primed goes in-depth on the technobabble you hear on Engadget every day -- we dig deep into each topic's history and how it benefits our lives. Looking to suggest a piece of technology for us to break...
03:47 pm EDT - Fri, June 24, 2011
Engadget Microsoft updates Hotmail with signatures, Gmail and Yahoo Mail shortcuts
Okay, it's not as titillating as the time Microsoft added conversation view to Hotmail, but the outfit did just freshen up its email service with a handful of helpful tweaks. Topping the list is an as...
03:47 pm EDT - Fri, June 24, 2011
Engadget Microsoft updates Hotmail with more signature options, Gmail and Yahoo Mail keyboard shortcuts
Okay, it's not as titillating as the time Microsoft added conversation view to Hotmail, but the outfit did just freshen up its email service with a handful of helpful tweaks. Topping the list is an as...
03:25 pm EDT - Fri, June 24, 2011
Engadget Wireless Back-Up Camera for the Magellan RoadMate checks your six
Most of us can get by with occasionally frequently checking our rear view mirror, but many bigger vehicles don't offer quite the same visibility. Hence the market for bumper cams in general and for Ma...
03:02 pm EDT - Fri, June 24, 2011
Engadget WiFi Baby 3G review, or: How we learned to stop worrying and love a surveillance camera
Obsolescence. Its avoidance is the biggest problem facing any gadget nerd. This affliction, this curse that disables so many would-be tablet and smartphone buyers, only intensifies for those of us who...
02:36 pm EDT - Fri, June 24, 2011
Engadget Lustancia's TapNav app takes your iPhone for an AR-assisted spin
For better or worse, it seems that GPS services are rapidly approaching their mid-life crisis. After rampaging through a host of makeovers (see more: here and here) that would make even the most ADD-p...
02:15 pm EDT - Fri, June 24, 2011
Engadget Engadget Podcast 245 - 06.24.2011
This week was like some sort of beautiful patchwork quilt of tech news from all sorts of random corners of the industry: we've got hoardes of tablets, one very tiny camera, a slew of software and mobi...
01:45 pm EDT - Fri, June 24, 2011
Engadget Apple sues Samsung again for copying the iPhone's design, this time in South Korea
As if Apple and Samsung's patent infringement catfight weren't distracting enough, Apple is recreating the legal spectacle in Samsung's home country of South Korea. Apple just filed a suit against Sam...
01:24 pm EDT - Fri, June 24, 2011
Engadget AutoWed vending machine concept offers marriage of convenience, nuptials at $1 a pop
Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to introduce to you perhaps the most outlandish concept we've seen all year. Looking something akin to a Moroccan Barbie accessory, and sporting a small port...
01:00 pm EDT - Fri, June 24, 2011
Engadget Zinio brings Tegra hardware acceleration to Honeycomb tablets
Zinio's smartphone and tablet apps make it easy to bring a lifetime's worth of magazine content with you on the go, but performance has been inconsistent, especially when navigating through pages or z...
12:27 pm EDT - Fri, June 24, 2011
Engadget EVO 3D and EVO View 4G now available to the non-Premier masses
No longer must you be a member of Sprint's Premier Club to get your hands on the EVO 3D. At long last, the poverbial floodgates are open allowing you, dear reader, to rush to your local shop and acqui...
12:06 pm EDT - Fri, June 24, 2011
Engadget LaCie's CloudBox 'hybrid HDD' doubles your backups in the cloud (video)
Tempted by the allure of the cloud? Still not quite ready to give up that local backup at home? Fret not, as LaCie's new CloudBox gives you a pinch of both. The gizmo pictured above may look s...
11:38 am EDT - Fri, June 24, 2011
Engadget Telstra will scrap Sense UI to make room for Gingerbread on the HTC Desire
What's this we spy in the dusty depths of a Telstra software update page? A little sentence that displays some crowd-pleasing logic in bringing Android 2.3 to the hoary old Desire. HTC originally ...
11:05 am EDT - Fri, June 24, 2011
Engadget Volkswagen Temporary Auto Pilot brings hands-free driving to the highway
Would you feel comfortable driving down the highway with a Temporary Auto Pilot (TAP) behind the wheel of your next Volkswagen? A new technology proposed by the German automaker won't take you fro...
10:26 am EDT - Fri, June 24, 2011
Engadget Hyper Ping Pong is like real table tennis, only without the ball, table or opponent (video)
&amp;lt;/iframe&amp;lt;/div&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br /&amp;gt; sMicrosoft and Nintendo might already have the motion-based table tennis simulation market locked down, but there's one thin...
10:02 am EDT - Fri, June 24, 2011
Engadget Mimobot Transformers thumb drives are exactly what meets the eye
Oh, look, Mimoco is back with a couple of new USB flash drives. These particular Mimobots come in the likeness of everyone's second favorite morphing robot rivals -- Optimus Prime and Megatron. (Obvio...
09:01 am EDT - Fri, June 24, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will launch in the UK on August 4th
The Galaxy Tab 10.1, the benchmark Android tablet device at this moment in time, is coming to the UK on August 4th. Samsung's just made the launch date official, announcing that both WiFi and 3G varia...
07:58 am EDT - Fri, June 24, 2011
Engadget Nokia's Android flirtations revealed
We don't know if this device is "super confidential" or not, but we've just come across yet another Nokia N9 lookalike with a non-MeeGo operating system on board. Well, it looks that way, anyhow. Ther...
07:24 am EDT - Fri, June 24, 2011
Engadget Hacker pleads guilty to AT&T iPad breach
Nearly six months after his arrest, one hacker pleaded guilty to charges that he exposed the email addresses of over 100,000 AT&T iPad 3G users. It's been a year since Daniel Spitler and his compa...
06:36 am EDT - Fri, June 24, 2011
Engadget Atrix 4G bootloader unlocked! You can hack it up today or wait for official Gingerbread update
The Atrix 4G is today an eminently more intriguing smartphone than it was yesterday. Leaked code from Motorola's upcoming Gingerbread update for the handset has made its way into the hands of the alwa...
06:36 am EDT - Fri, June 24, 2011
Engadget Atrix 4G bootloader unlocked: you can hack it up today or wait for official Gingerbread update
The Atrix 4G is today an eminently more intriguing smartphone than it was yesterday. Leaked code from Motorola's upcoming Gingerbread update for the handset has made its way into the hands of the alwa...
06:18 am EDT - Fri, June 24, 2011
Engadget Navy blends Jet A and algae-based biofuel, uses it to power Seahawk chopper (video)
Considering that helicopters are entirely dependent on a spinning rotor to remain in the air, an MH-60S Seahawk doesn't exactly seem the most likely candidate for experimental fuel. That didn't seem t...
05:38 am EDT - Fri, June 24, 2011
Engadget Quake turns 15, ready to be ported to a learner's permit
In the ever-changing world of gaming, a 15-year-old title is downright ancient, so there's a lot to be said for the fact that we're still talking about Quake a decade and a half after its release -- a...
04:52 am EDT - Fri, June 24, 2011
Engadget Siemens DA36 E-Star glider takes serial hybrid to new heights
It's not exactly Wonder Woman-ready, but this little glider is already a star. A collaboration between Siemens, Diamond Aircraft, and EADS, the DA36 E-Star, being billed as the "world's first serial h...
04:08 am EDT - Fri, June 24, 2011
Engadget iPad accounts for 97-percent of US tablet traffic online
It's no secret that the iPad commands a serious lead in the battle for tablet mindshare, but comScore's new Device Essentials traffic-tracking service shows just how much that translates into market d...
04:08 am EDT - Fri, June 24, 2011
Engadget iPad accounts for 97 percent of US tablet traffic online
It's no secret that the iPad commands a serious lead in the battle for tablet mindshare, but comScore's new Device Essentials traffic-tracking service shows just how much that translates into market d...
03:34 am EDT - Fri, June 24, 2011
Engadget Card.io SDK takes swipe at competition with camera-enabled mobile payments (video)
In an attempt to edge its way into the crowded mobile payments market, a new credit card scanning system is saying "ah, hell no!" to typing and swiping. Card.io is billed as an SDK that takes advantag...
02:59 am EDT - Fri, June 24, 2011
Engadget Oracle v. Google update: USPTO rejects several patent claims, leaves chinks in Oracle's IP armor
Much ink has been spilled about Oracle's lawsuit against Google for Android's allegedly unlawful use of Java, and rightfully so, considering Team Ellison's seeking to take more than a billion dollar c...
02:59 am EDT - Fri, June 24, 2011
Engadget Oracle v. Google update: USPTO rejects several patent claims, leaves chinks in Oracle's IP armor?
Much ink has been spilled about Oracle's lawsuit against Google for Android's allegedly unlawful use of Java, and rightfully so, considering Team Ellison's seeking to take more than a billion dollar c...
02:26 am EDT - Fri, June 24, 2011
Engadget FTC to put Google under a microscope, try to uncover its anti-competitive ways?
Google's drawn the ire of the Federal Trade Commission before for failing to follow its own privacy policies. Now, however, the Mountain View crew is apparently facing a formal inquiry from the FTC as...
02:26 am EDT - Fri, June 24, 2011
Engadget FTC to put Google under a microscope, try to uncover anti-competitive ways?
Google's drawn the ire of the Federal Trade Commission before for failing to follow its own privacy policies. Now, however, the Mountain View crew is apparently facing a formal inquiry from the FTC as...
02:08 am EDT - Fri, June 24, 2011
Engadget Magellan RoadMate 5175T-LM connects to WiFi, plans your Great American vacation
How do you spice up a standalone GPS in a market that just isn't pining for 'em any longer? If you're Magellan, that's easy -- you take a smartphone, gimp voice and app capabilities and, voila!, y...
01:39 am EDT - Fri, June 24, 2011
Engadget Great Firewall of China getting a small cloud-based silver lining
China, it seems, is getting ready to punch a cloud-shaped hole in its infamous Great Firewall. A massive six square mile office park currently being built in the southwestern city of Chongqing is set ...
01:02 am EDT - Fri, June 24, 2011
Engadget Voltaic Spark Tablet Case powers your pad with the Sun's rays
Voltaic makes tons of solar-charging gear, from laptop bags to backpacks, but what are those living in a post-PC world to do? Well, the company just unveiled its Spark Tablet Case -- a thin, padde...
12:23 am EDT - Fri, June 24, 2011
Engadget Visidon Applock sees your pretty face, grants you Android access (video)
In the event you got lulled into a groovy seat dance by that most excellent muzak above, let us repeat - this app does not protect your lockscreen. That said, Visidon's Applock will prevent the privac...
11:41 pm EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget Panasonic ToughBook C1 gets upgraded with faster processor, better battery life
It may not look any different from the outside, but Panasonic has made some not insignificant upgrades to its rugged, 12.1-inch ToughBook C1 convertible tablet. That starts off with a new Intel Core i...
11:02 pm EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget D-Dalus aircraft lacks fixed-wing or rotor, looks like flying steamroller
Every other year, aviation fanatics gather in the city of baguettes and burlesque to order airplanes, gawk at concept vehicles, and dream about a better future. The D-Dalus, one of the more bizarre co...
10:23 pm EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget Ford's V2V tech talks to other cars, may or may not temper road rage (video)
You know we're headed safely into the future when Ford starts trotting out 'talking car' technology. It's highly unlikely that your next-gen Taurus will start criticizing your outfit selection anytime...
09:53 pm EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget Microsoft details the new Games Hub for Windows Phone Mango
Still not clear on what your gaming options will be like with Windows Phone Mango? Then Microsoft's now got you covered with a fairly extensive overview of its new Games Hub, which has actually be...
09:29 pm EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget Japan creates frankenstein pop idol, sells candy
Sure, Japan's had its fair share of holographic and robotic pop idols, but they always seem to wander a bit too far into the uncanny valley. Might an amalgam composite pop-star fare better? Nope, ...
08:54 pm EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget Google Sites simplifies iOS and Android viewing with automatic mobile rendering
Do you use Google Sites to publish to the web? The search giant just added automatic mobile rendering to make your website more mobile-friendly when viewed on an iOS 3.0 or Android 2.2+ devic...
08:36 pm EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget Mac OS X 10.6.8 update now available
It looks like Apple's getting another fix in before Lion slinks on to the scene. Mac OS X 10.6.8 is now available for download, and brings with it a number of "general operating system fixes," includi...
08:20 pm EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Podcast, live at 5:00PM ET!
It's Thursday, and Tim and Brian are back in our fancy New York City studio for another edition of the Engadget Podcast. We've also managed to track Darren down and are forcing him to stay in one plac...
08:00 pm EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget Dutch parliament passes strict new law regulating cookies -- the non-edible variety
Well, it's certainly been an interesting month for those interested in all things technology-related in the Netherlands. Just last week, the Royal Dutch Mint showed off some new coins emblazoned with ...
07:39 pm EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget Chinese UNISROBO KIRFbot is a not-so-cheap knockoff of NEC's PaPeRo
The KIRFs we normally see are of the cellphone and PMP variety, with the occasional laptop scattered here and there. In fact, this might be the first time we've seen a clone of a serious robot, and no...
07:07 pm EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget Netflix CEO Reed Hastings joins Facebook's Board of Directors
News that Netflix's CEO Reed Hastings is joining the Board of Directors for Facebook should make for an interesting note in the next movie, but beyond that it's unclear what it means for either compan...
06:45 pm EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget Battleship HD app lets you sink ships on your iPad
You sank my battleship! Oh those sweet, sweet words. We've been longing to hear them since we set up camp behind our iPad, and Electronic Arts has just answered our cries. That's right, the Battleship...
06:00 pm EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget Prototype dual-screened 2-in-1 Android smartpad from Imerj preview
From the front it looks like yet another plain smartphone -- dark, nondescript, and maybe a little like an iPhone 4 that's had its right-most extent sliced off. Pick it up, though, and you realize thi...
05:43 pm EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget Viacom sues Cablevision over its TV-streaming Optimum for iPad app
Just as Viacom took a break from courtroom battles over Time Warner Cable's iPad app, the media giant has filed a lawsuit against Cablevision, claiming the Optimum for iPad app does not have the right...
05:15 pm EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget Tesla Roadster nears the end of its production run, company switches focus to Model S
Well, we knew this day had to come eventually: Various sources are reporting that Tesla Motors has announced that production of its Roadster will soon be drawing to a close. "I think there's a handful...
05:08 pm EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget Rotary phone mod tweets your emoticons, heavy soldering still required
File this under 'questionably useful, but darling nonetheless.' ZviZvi over at Instructables needed to update an outdated product for his Industrial Design portfolio, so he took grandpa's old rotary p...
04:46 pm EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget Archos intros 80 GB and 101 G9 Android 3.1 tablets: 1.5GHz CPU, 250GB HDD, 3G-ready
Angling for a new Android 3.1 tablet, are ya? If so, Archos has a new pair emerging from Paris today, the 80 G9 and 101 G9. Predictably, the biggest differentiator between the two is the screen si...
04:46 pm EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget Archos intros 80 G9 and 101 G9 Android 3.1 tablets: 1.5GHz CPU, 250GB HDD, 3G-ready
Angling for a new Android 3.1 tablet, are ya? If so, Archos has a new pair emerging from Paris today, the 80 G9 and 101 G9. Predictably, the biggest differentiator between the two is the screen si...
04:46 pm EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget Archos intros 80 G9 and 101 G9 Android 3.1 tablets: 1.5GHz CPU, 250GB HDD, 3G-ready (hands-on)
Angling for a new Android 3.1 tablet, are ya? If so, Archos has a new pair emerging from Paris today, the 80 G9 and 101 G9. Predictably, the biggest differentiator between the two is the screen si...
04:45 pm EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget Archos trots out Android-based DECT home phone, 35 Home Connect radio
They're hardly as exciting as the company's two new Android 3.1 tablets, but if you're looking for Android in even more places, look no further. Also being unveiled today is the 35 Home Connect, a sel...
04:23 pm EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget Amenbo five-finger mouse has one up on Mickey (video)
If you're using a standard mouse or a trackpad, there's a good chance you've got a finger or two going to waste, and really, what's the point of having all of those digits if you're not going to put t...
03:52 pm EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget Nevada prepares itself for the imminent rise of driverless cars
Driverless cars are still a way's away from hitting the mainstream, but when they do, the glorious state of Nevada will be ready for 'em. This week, the state passed a new law that will require its De...
03:25 pm EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget Google code reveals inner Circles, a social secret weapon?
Nothing livens the day like a blurry screen grab of some Javascript, especially when it hints at the ghostly form of a social networking tool that doesn't officially exist. The code was spotted hiding...
03:07 pm EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget Tokyoflash resurrects readable Rogue watch with combo LCDLED display (video)
Tokyoflash is notorious for selling geek-friendly and borderline indecipherable timepieces but, not every watch the company hawks is unreadable. One of its more easily interpreted wrist clocks, the Ro...
02:41 pm EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget HP announces Pivot for TouchPad, the curated, magazine-like way to find some apps
Finding apps can be tough, especially when your Store or Marketplace is overwhelmed with a daily flood of debutantes. That's not exactly a problem for HP, whose App Catalog for the webOS 3.0 TouchPad ...
02:25 pm EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget EV maker Think Global files for bankruptcy after poor US sales
Not so long ago, we were ready to believe that this plastic EV might stand a fighting chance thanks to its local charm and initial $28,000 price tag. But then the price soared, sales failed to pick up...
02:00 pm EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget Verbalizer: the open-source wireless microphone of your Arduino-loving dreams
Google's Voice Search for desktop is nifty and all, but what it's really been lacking is a worthy way to trigger it into action. The Verbalizer is an open-source dev board made specifically to be used...
01:21 pm EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget Toyota premiers smart charging G-Stations in Japan, world instantly jealous
Recharging tired EVs and plug-in hybrids in Japan just got a little more exciting thanks to Toyota's upcoming G-Station charger, which relies on contact-less smart-cards to identify vehicles and owner...
12:57 pm EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget Genesi's hard float ARM optimizations can hasten Linux floating point operations by 300 percent
You may know Genesi for its ARM-based Smartbook, but a recent software initiative it's undertaken has much broader implications for the Linux ecosystem. Traditionally, the Penguin-powered OS is compil...
12:25 pm EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget Samsung Series 3 hands-on
We were strolling around the Metropolitan Pavilion, enjoying the sights and sounds of Digital Experience, when, lo and behold, we spotted a pair of unfamiliar laptops gracing the thick black tableclot...
12:01 pm EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget Nokia's first Windows Phone: images and video, codenamed 'Sea Ray'
Ok, this one's odd. In fact, we didn't believe the images until a video just surfaced showing Nokia CEO, Stephen Elop, foolishly asking a crowd of people to "put away their cameras" for the unveiling ...
11:18 am EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget Pioneer's AppRadio delivers iPhone integration, automotive and audio bliss for $400
We knew Pioneer's AppRadio car stereo was coming to cozy up with our iPhones, but we didn't know how much its iOS integration capabilities would cost, until now. Turns out 400 bucks buys you one, and ...
10:36 am EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget Ford SYNC AppLink gets rolling in ten new models, still just three apps deep
Back when we gave Ford's SYNC AppLink a test drive in that little green Fiesta, we got word that the Mustang was next in line to receive the service. Well, earlier this year, the auto outfit Linked-up...
09:57 am EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget Genesi i.MX 53 netbooks, nettops to take Freescale machines deeper into the bargain basement
Back in March, Genesi announced its plans to target emerging markets by dropping the price of its Efika MX Smartbook and Smarttop machines. Those devices packed i.MX 51 CPUs, and post-cut price tags o...
09:11 am EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget Bluetooth SIG takes aim at sensor market, adds Apple and Nordic to board of directors
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (aka Bluetooth SIG) has some fairly grand plans for the future of its wireless technology, and it's now recruited some big players to help get it there. The group ...
08:32 am EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget Acer Iconia Tab A500 to get Android 3.1 on 5th of July, at least in Deutschland
The Iconia Tab A500, Acer's "better choice" tablet, is set to join the ranks of Android 3.1 slates on the 5th of July, according to the company's German Facebook page. That's a little later than the J...
08:00 am EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget appBlaster iPhone accessory lets you kick AR alien butt, bubblegum not included
Gun accessories for your Wiimote or Move wands are old hat but, we can't help but be at least a little intrigued by this rifle-like dock for the iPhone. The appBlaster is an accessory from apptoyz des...
07:23 am EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget The Acorn A7000+ portable mod is what your MacBook looks like in an alternate universe
Aside from its attempted rebirth as a laptop manufacturer back in 2006, we haven't heard all that much from Acorn Computers in the past, oh, two decades or so. And if you're not a UK native, there's a...
06:51 am EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget ASUS U36 ultraportable laptop available in UK, 699 for 'world's thinnest standard voltage i5'
ASUS first made that handsome slab of magnesium alloy on the left available to the US back in December, and now the ultra portable laptop will finally grace folks in the UK. If you'll recall, the 13....
06:51 am EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget ASUS U36 ultraportable laptop now available in UK, 699 for 'world's thinnest standard voltage i5'
ASUS first made that handsome slab of magnesium alloy on the left available to the US back in December, and now the ultra portable laptop will finally grace folks in the UK. If you'll recall, the 13....
06:16 am EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget PCI Express cables could take us to 32Gbps speeds by 2013
Thought Thunderbolt was the only superfast interconnect in town? Well, it is and will be for a little while yet, but the PCI Special Interest Group has just held its annual meeting and developer c...
05:58 am EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget OnLive and Juniper team up on cloud-based services for enterprise
OnLive's MicroConsole may not have exactly taken the video game market by storm just yet, but it looks like the company isn't about to wait any longer to expand its cloud-based empire. Today it announ...
05:24 am EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget ASUS rumored to have 13-inch Android laptop on its mind, NVIDIA expected to provide ARM CPU
Some might argue that ASUS already has an ARM-powered Android laptop in its inventory thanks to the Eee Pad Transformer, however the company's now been identified as planning a more spacious 13-inch n...
04:43 am EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget D-Link's Amplifi suite of home networking devices keep you connected throughout your abode
Between our TVs, PCs, game consoles, and even refrigerators, most every room of our homes have devices needing an on-ramp to the information superhighway. To keep these gadgets connected, D-Link has d...
04:43 am EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget D-Link's Amplifi networking suite keeps the whole mansion connected
Between our TVs, PCs, game consoles, and even refrigerators, most every room of our homes have devices needing an on-ramp to the information superhighway. To keep these gadgets connected, D-Link has d...
04:01 am EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget Pentax releases Q, world's smallest interchangeable lens digital camera (hands-on video)
Yesterday, the Sony NEX-C3 was the world's smallest interchangeable lens digital camera. It's not anymore. That title now belongs to the Pentax Q. To achieve the camera's incredibly small body size, P...
04:01 am EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget Pentax intros Q, world's smallest interchangeable lens digital camera (hands-on video)
Yesterday, the Sony NEX-C3 was the world's smallest interchangeable lens digital camera. It's not anymore. That title now belongs to the Pentax Q. To achieve the camera's incredibly small body size, P...
03:38 am EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget Hulu Plus for Android is available now -- for six devices only
The good news is that Hulu Plus for Android is on the market, but the bad news is that outside of a stray Nexus One, none of our phones have been able to install it yet. The official Hulu Blog has jus...
03:38 am EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget Hulu Plus for Android is available now -- for six devices
The good news is that Hulu Plus for Android is on the market, but the bad news is that you may not be able to install it yet. The official Hulu Blog has just been updated with news that six phones -- ...
03:38 am EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget Hulu Plus for Android is available now... for six devices
The good news is that Hulu Plus for Android is on the market, but the bad news is that you may not be able to install it yet. The official Hulu Blog has just been updated with news that six phones -- ...
03:12 am EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget Sony's A77 and A65 spied in leaked image, announcement to follow?
First shown nearly a year ago, what appears to be a leaked official photo might finally mean the forever teased A77 is finally on the horizon. If you'll recall, the high-end Alpha was sporting a svelt...
02:32 am EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget Wyoming wholly commits to Google apps, adds more flare to state's firsts
Milestone-maker may not be the first words that come to mind when you think 'Wyoming,' but consider this: the state lays claim to the first ever national park (Yellowstone), the first national monumen...
02:32 am EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget Wyoming wholly commits to Google apps, adds more flair to state's firsts
Milestone-maker may not be the first words that come to mind when you think 'Wyoming,' but consider this: the state lays claim to the first ever national park (Yellowstone), the first national monumen...
01:46 am EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget Is this the HTC EVO 4G+ (Kingdom)?
Well what do we have here? It looks like this might be the rumored HTC Kingdom that recently visited the FCC -- basically a CDMA and WiMAX-capable Sensation. Considering that the leaked video is t...
01:46 am EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget Is this the HTC EVO 4G+? (update: official!)
Well, what do we have here? Hard to say for sure, but it looks like this just might be the rumored HTC Kingdom (or more likely its doublemint twin Rider that showed up in stills this morning) that...
01:46 am EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget HTC EVO 4G+ official, but is it destined for Sprint?
Well, what do we have here? Hard to say for sure, but it looks like this just might be the rumored Kingdom (or more likely its doublemint twin, the Rider, which showed up in stills this morning) t...
01:14 am EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget Westinghouse first 3D HDTV hands-on (video)
It's official: everyone has a 3D HDTV. No, not every consumer -- not even close -- but with Westinghouse's official entry into the 3D market earlier this week, nearly every television manufacturer, bo...
12:27 am EDT - Thu, June 23, 2011
Engadget Merel Mtouch multitouch table hands-on (video)
Multitouch tables haven't exactly hit the mainstream, but price is likely to be a major factor. Merel's Mtouch table brings that familiar Microsoft Surface-like multitouch functionality for a fraction...
11:39 pm EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget HomePlug and IEEE want our home networks to play nice, talk to each other
HomePlug hasn't exactly struck it big on the home networking scene but, with so many disparate options (none of which play very nice together) it's not hard to see why. The Powerline Alliance is throw...
10:51 pm EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget Listec Video Miniprompter for iPhone hands-on (video)
We record a lot of video, but seldom do we find ourselves shooting in a professional-class studio, with the comforts that go along with it -- namely that ever-so-necessary teleprompter that our broadc...
10:04 pm EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget Hulu reportedly retains investment bankers and renews Fox deal, will go on sale soon
Following yesterday's rumor that Hulu had received an a buyout offer from Yahoo, the usual "people familiar with the matter" have informed the LA Times and a reporter for CNBC that the sale process co...
09:39 pm EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget Rep. Eshoo intros 4G disclosure act, hopes to turn consumers into techies
We're gonna shoot from the hip here -- wireless carriers have gotten a little out-of-hand with their 4G marketing. Even industry standard setter, the ITU, can't figure out a way to keep the story stra...
09:17 pm EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget Apple granted broad patent for 'portable multifunction devices' with multitouch screens
Avid watchers of tech know that Apple is almost as good at requesting patents (though, its record of defending them is somewhat less impressive) as it is at actually creating compelling products. Thre...
09:17 pm EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget Apple granted patent for 'portable multifunction devices' with multitouch screens
Avid watchers of tech know that Apple is almost as good at requesting patents (though, its record of defending them is somewhat less impressive) as it is at actually creating compelling products. Thre...
08:54 pm EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget Vizio, your favorite low-cost TV leader introduces... a light bulb (video)
It's a busy week for Vizio. The budget TV manufacturer flaunted its flashy new tablet in front of our cameras yesterday, and had us hopping across town this afternoon for a chance to go hands-on with ...
08:40 pm EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget Google TV 2.0 'Fishtank' developer kit revealed running Honeycomb and apps
As Google TV gears up for a Honeycomb-based v2.0, the team announced at the I/O event that developers could get access to "Fishtank" hardware for them to test their apps on and here it is, revealed by...
08:14 pm EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget Microsoft's NUAds interactive advertising to harness powers of Kinect, 'change television as we know it'
The folks over at Microsoft Advertising are quite fond of their latest brainchild, so much so that they're calling the Kinect-enabled advertising platform "irresistibly interactive." NUAds -- which sn...
07:49 pm EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget Samsung Series 5 lands in Europe June 24th, starting at 399 euros
The US has already tasted its first piece of the Chromebook pie, and now Samsung's serving up a slice to our friends across the pond. That's right, the Samsung Series 5 will grace European soil starti...
07:36 pm EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget Nokia N950 pictures: a gallery's worth of MeeGo to tell the story
At long (long!) last, the N950 is upon us. While "announced" via a nondescript text document earlier this week, we still had no clear indication of what Nokia's second MeeGo device would truly look li...
07:29 pm EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget BAPCo calls 'liar, liar' on AMD, Intel still its golden prince
Benchmarks can be a bit of a back and forth schoolyard screaming match -- there's plenty of yelling, but not always much brute force to back it up -- so let's take this case of 'he said / she said' w...
07:04 pm EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget Dutch net neutrality first in EU, mobile operators side-eye KPN
KPN may have shot itself in the foot, but the Dutch parliament certainly helped pull the trigger. Following a very public brag earlier this year that the operator was using deep packet inspection to t...
06:45 pm EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget Verizon's 'DataGate' plans leaked in excruciating detail
With each and every passing day, the rumors surrounding Verizon's new "usage plans" are getting tougher to ignore. It's only been two days since we initially heard Big Red was ready to ride its unlimi...
06:23 pm EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget Nokia N9 to ship in Sweden on September 23rd, saith awkwardly translated release
As much as we love Google Translate, we're pretty sure the Nokia N9 won't be packing a side of gorilla flavored desert when it ships later this year -- but that Swedish release date? Sure, we'll t...
06:00 pm EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget MightyText pushes messages and incoming call alerts to your computer (hands-on)
Have you ever missed an extremely important phone call or text because you were too busy finishing those TPS reports on your personal computing machine? There's a Chrome add-on for that. We went h...
05:40 pm EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget Games at Google revealed in job posting, takes a stab at social gaming
Well, one of the few remaining sectors that Google has yet to conquer, gaming, will be Big G free no longer. The tech giant is looking for a product manager to man a new property called Games at Googl...
05:23 pm EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget NetSecure Kudos Payments announced for Canada, is the half-circle to Square
Canada may be moving to polymer-based currency, but mobile payment services like Square -- which cater to classic plastic -- haven't yet taken time to trek to the Great White North. NetSecure is look...
04:52 pm EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget Philips Fidelio Speakers with AirPlay hands-on (video)
Traditional speaker docks are so 2010. This year, AirPlay is in, and Philips was on hand to demo five new wireless speaker models at the CEA LineShows in NYC, set to roll out beginning later this mont...
04:33 pm EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget Verizon's next big LTE push coming July 21st
You can't stop Verizon's nationwide LTE push -- and even hoping to contain it seems like a bit much to ask these days. The company made its last major 4G service rollout just under a week ago, and now...
04:00 pm EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget Editorial: Dear Nokia, you cannot be serious!
At first blush, the Nokia N9 is everything I'd ever wanted from the company: a smartphone with a competitive spec sheet, exquisite industrial design, and a touch-centric UI that looks to push things f...
03:37 pm EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget Samsung denied preview of iPad 3, iPhone 5 in ongoing Apple infringement suit
A US district judge this week handed Apple a victory in its ongoing legal battle with Samsung, denying the former its reciprocal discovery request for a peek at prototypes of the upcoming versions of ...
03:13 pm EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget Marvell Kinoma Play Android app hands-on preview (video)
First unveiled back in February, Kinoma is Marvell's take on a "new open app platform" targeted at everything from mobile devices to desktops to embedded handhelds. Here in New York, the company is fi...
02:52 pm EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget Vizio continues its LCD HDTV sales lead; new 3D, VIA Plus and ultrawidescreen TVs are on the way
We already took a fresh look at the Vizio Tablet due this summer, but the company's main business is HDTVs and there it's on top of US LCD sales again, with more than 20 percent of the market in Q1. O...
02:52 pm EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget Vizio extends its LCD HDTV sales lead; new 3D, VIA Plus and ultrawidescreen TVs are on the way
We already took a fresh look at the Vizio Tablet due this summer, but the company's main business is HDTVs and there it's on top of US LCD sales again, with more than 20 percent of the market in Q1. O...
02:26 pm EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget Augmented reality app concept conjures movie scenes shot in your location (video)
AR technology has been getting seriously powerful recently, but we still need smart little ideas like this to keep us interested. "Augmented Reality Cinema" is a concept which would spot when you're i...
02:01 pm EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget Cloud Engines updates Pogoplug's software-only version with OneView, enhanced iOS support
The smoke from Cloud Engines' Pogoplug Video recall (Pogo-un-plugged?) may still be settling, but on a better note, today the company has announced the first major update to its software-based ver...
01:36 pm EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget Lytro's light field camera captures 'unprecedented' images, lets you choose focus later
Woah, could this really be as game-changing as it seems? A Silicon Valley start-up called Lytro claims it's working on a consumer camera that uses light field technology to radically change the wa...
01:10 pm EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget Free concert in LA this weekend, bring your Apple II
Following the only logical path one can take after building a working 15x scale Atari joystick, Jason Torchinsky is pulling together all the Apple IIs that can be had for a quick concert. Those not al...
12:47 pm EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget Archos unveils bare-bones Arnova 7 Android tablet, priced at $99
We caught a brief glimpse of Archos' new Arnova 7 tablet when it hit the FCC last week and now, we have a few more details on the company's affordable Android-based slate. Though there's no informatio...
12:22 pm EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget HP seeks NFC engineer for 'smartphone and tablet products'
HP's mystery-wrapped Touch-to-share functionality already does something very similar to Near Field Communication, but it looks like the company's not satisfied with its own tech and will be jumping i...
12:00 pm EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget G-Technology's G-Connect offers 500GB of wireless storage, portable WiFi network to smartphone, tablet users
Hitachi's G-Technology unit has already showered us with a slew of external hard drives, but it's taking a slightly more hybridized approach with the G-Connect -- a device that offers both wireless st...
11:21 am EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget FL Studio Mobile lands on iOS, more indie rap albums to be produced while commuting
Dream no longer friends, FL Studio Mobile is here for your iOS device of choice. The iPhone and iPod touch version is being offered for $15, while the more expansive HD edition for the iPad is fetchin...
10:56 am EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget Compromised account leads to massive Bitcoin sell off, EFF reconsiders use of currency
Bitcoin, for those not aware, is a completely digital currency -- one where exchanges between individuals are largely anonymous and secured through cryptography, and one that has seen its hype-meter g...
10:21 am EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget Motorola Xoom gets Android 3.1 update that activates microSD card support outside the US
You know that microSD card slot that's been laying dormant in your Motorola Xoom? Provided you don't reside in the US, that'll be getting activated soon as part of the tablet's Android 3.1 update,...
10:17 am EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget Samsung reveals 'premium accessory suite' for Galaxy Tab 10.1, includes premium prices
Loving your Galaxy Tab 10.1 but just itching for some accessories? Samsung knows you are, and today helpfully unveiled a "premium accessory suite" to soothe your jones for both add-ons and premium...
09:51 am EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget Nokia claims N9 is 'the fastest image-capturing phone' yet
We've already established that the N9 is a delight of a phone, both inside and out, but our hands-on time with Nokia's new flagship gave us only a brief look at its camera performance. Now the company...
09:24 am EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget Pininfarina's stunning tree-shaped Antares EV charging station should be more than a prototype
Despite being first showcased in May, Pininfarina's Antares has just slipped across our desks -- and frankly, it's a concept too gorgeous for us not to share. The beautiful tree-like structure -- comp...
08:54 am EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget Lenovo Ideapad Tablet K1 priced at $500 by OfficeMax, inches closer to release
The Ideapad Tablet K1 is about as well known an unannounced product as there is right now, having been pictured and listed by a couple of online retailers and passed the requisite tests over at the FC...
08:54 am EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget Lenovo Ideapad Tablet K1 priced at $500 by Office Depot, inches closer to release
The Ideapad Tablet K1 is about as well known an unannounced product as there is right now, having been pictured and listed by a couple of online retailers and passed the requisite tests over at the FC...
08:33 am EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget Google working on video chat for Chrome, Skype cowers in fear
Watch out Skype, Google Chrome is comin' for ya. Not long after releasing WebRTC audio and video chat software as open-source, Google has started to integrate these capabilities into its prized browse...
08:06 am EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget i.MX 6 quad-core reference board flexes processing muscle at Freescale Technology Forum
Freescale answered our power prayers with the introduction of its i.MX 6 processor suite at CES earlier this year, but left us longing for a demo. Well, the outfit's just given us all our first glimps...
07:44 am EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget Scientists engineer laser-emitting cells, bring us one step closer to a Laser Cats future
Lasers have enabled us to transmit data at ridiculously high speeds, kill mosquitoes, and, of course, turn boats into flaming ruins. So what's next for these photonic wonders? How about lasers mad...
07:20 am EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget California's zero-emissions rebate program ironically runs out of green
Californians will have to look elsewhere to start receiving cash back for buying eco-friendly vehicles, as the California Air Resources Board has just announced that its ever popular rebate program is...
06:55 am EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget Nokia and Accenture seal Symbian handover deal
The Is have been dotted, the Ts have been crossed with a flourish, and pretty soon Nokia will have very little indeed to do with its formerly beloved Symbian OS. Oh sure, the company promises to keep ...
06:39 am EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget SoftStep KeyWorx controls your PC with your feet, turns browsing into DDR (video)
The SoftStep KeyWorx is primarily being sold by music shops and, while the PC pedal board certainly has a number of uses when it comes to music production, Keith McMillen Instruments has grander visio...
06:16 am EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget Thin film coating makes everlasting energy a piezoelectric possibility
Let's be honest, it's no big secret that we're running out of dead dinosaurs to fuel our lives. And with recent natural catastrophes proving atomic energy isn't what you'd call 'safe,' it's a good thi...
05:48 am EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget Amazon tablet with TI processor shipping as early as August?
For months now, DigiTimes has been fueling rumors of Amazon's first foray into the LCD tablet market. Today it ratchets up the specificity with sometimes contradictory claims that Quanta Computer will...
05:30 am EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget Best Buy puts your music in the cloud, goes where others have gone before
Google, Amazon, and Apple have been hogging the headlines when it comes to storing your tunes in the internet either. That doesn't mean there isn't room for another musically inclined cloud contender ...
05:30 am EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget Best Buy puts your music in the cloud, goes where others have gone before (updated)
Google, Amazon, and Apple have been hogging the headlines when it comes to storing your tunes in the internet ether. That doesn't mean there isn't room for another musically inclined cloud contender -...
04:43 am EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget Zipcar Android app sheds the beta, late-night driverless honking to increase
It may have happened to you before -- you're walking down the street somewhere on a balmy summer night when, out of nowhere, the empty car next to you honks its horn and you spit your skeleton right o...
04:00 am EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget DisplayPort 1.2 adds active cable support: brings longer cords, more logos
It's been a while since we've heard anything from the VESA folks, so it was a pleasant surprise when the organization hit our inbox with a bit of PR announcing an update to the DisplayPort 1.2 standar...
03:14 am EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget Itronix GD2000: a rugged handheld for your skydiving, bullet-dodging, building-scaling lifestyle
Taking a break from BASE jumping to shop for your next rugged computer? If you can't wait for Panasonic's Android Toughbook slate, consider the just-announced General Dynamics Itronix GD2000. The ...
02:48 am EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget Tilera's new 100-core CPU elbows its way to the cloud, face-melt still included
Hundred core chips might not be breaking news -- especially if the company announcing it is Tilera -- but what if that new multi-core CPU drew an insanely lower wattage and set its sights on powering ...
02:16 am EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget Japanese researchers develop 'swimming' endoscope, we suggest being nicer to your doctor
Sure, pills that survey the wild and nauseating gastric landscape have been done before -- but how about one that can "swim" to input from a doctor-controlled joystick? A team of Japanese research...
01:36 am EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget Hulu rumored to be considering a sale after receiving an offer from... Yahoo?
This afternoon rumors rapidly spread that an unnamed company had offered to purchase Hulu from its media giant owners, and now the LA Times Company Town blog has fingered that entity as Yahoo. Accordi...
01:16 am EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget Russian eclipse enthusiasts launch floating globe to shoot the moon
That globe, which launched June 15th, was attached to a weather balloon, and apparently carried with it a GPS / GSM tracker, two GoPro cameras, two Canon cameras, and one Buzz Lightyear figurine. The ...
12:45 am EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget Cue Acoustics PS1 wireless speakers do audio over DLNA, we go hands-on
Speaker wire is expensive if you buy it at retail, cheap if you just use a spool of electrical cable, but always, always an eyesore. Sure, you can pull it through the drywall, hide it behind some curt...
12:05 am EDT - Wed, June 22, 2011
Engadget SlingPlayer for Boxee Box hands-on (video)
Sling Media teased its SlingPlayer for Connected Devices with a Google TV demo last month, but we had a chance to go hands-on with the TV streaming service on a Boxee Box at tonight's gdgt event in NY...
11:37 pm EDT - Tue, June 21, 2011
Engadget Belkin ScreenCast TV Adapter streaming from a WiDi laptop near you in July
We've already seen Belkin's ScreenCast TV Adapter at its most unflattering, stripped naked for all the FCC to see, so it was a welcome change spotting the streaming media device in a more flattering l...
11:04 pm EDT - Tue, June 21, 2011
Engadget Leica M9-P looks like it costs a fortune, doesn't disappoint
Leica's new M9-P digital rangefinder taps the till at $7,995 -- the same price the original M9 commanded when it was released in 2009 -- but you don't stay in the business of making pricey cameras for...
10:33 pm EDT - Tue, June 21, 2011
Engadget Toshiba's 21.5-inch DX1215 all-in-one can accommodate even the largest fingers
Clearly sick and tired of watching all of the fun other companies have been having with their all-in-ones, Toshiba this week announced the DX1215, the company's first entry in the space for the US mar...
10:08 pm EDT - Tue, June 21, 2011
Engadget Verizon's tiered data plans won't affect grandfathered customers after all?
Yesterday's revelation that Verizon may soon be enforcing usage-based data plans came as a slap in the face to many, but there may be at least one speck of sunlight shining through the dark clouds abo...
09:46 pm EDT - Tue, June 21, 2011
Engadget Self-published Kindle author breaks one million in sales, legs might have something to do with it
Our big, bad digital era's been caught red-handed overturning media industry business models before, so it comes as no surprise that publishing houses have a new headache on-hand. Straight outta sunn...
09:18 pm EDT - Tue, June 21, 2011
Engadget Vizio Tablet gets detailed, we go hands-on (video)
Way back in January at CES, we managed to sneak in a little bit of hands-on time with the Vizio tablet, the TV manufacturer's straightforwardly-named foray into the ever-popular space. The tablet runs...
08:56 pm EDT - Tue, June 21, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry Tablet OS v1.0.6 update brings Flash 10.3 and AIR 2.7 to PlayBook
Nah, it ain't the update that'll bring a standalone email client to your BlackBerry PlayBook, but at least it's some positive news in an otherwise gloomy arena surrounding RIM. Version 1.0.6 of the Bl...
08:38 pm EDT - Tue, June 21, 2011
Engadget AMD resigns from BAPCo consortium, denounces SYSmark 2012 benchmark
It's not uncommon for a company to make a public endorsement from time to time, but AMD today drafted a press release to announce that it's not endorsing a product -- BAPCo's SYSmark 2012 benchmark --...
08:16 pm EDT - Tue, June 21, 2011
Engadget Nexus S hacked and tweaked to slaughter benchmarks, reality be damned
It's always a good idea to take benchmarks with a grain of salt -- their synthetic tests don't always match up with real-world performance. But, we wouldn't blame you if you wrote them off completely ...
07:48 pm EDT - Tue, June 21, 2011
Engadget Carnegie Mellon researchers develop world's smallest biological fuel cell
Cars and other vehicles may be the first thing that springs to mind at the mention of fuel cells, but the technology can of course also be used for plenty of other devices big and small, and a team of...
07:19 pm EDT - Tue, June 21, 2011
Engadget Microsoft upgrades SkyDrive, reminds us of its place in the cloud (video)
Microsoft is sending out a subtle reminder this week that, despite all of the fanfare surrounding its newly announced service, Apple isn't the only game in the cloud. Redmond has unveiled updates to S...
06:52 pm EDT - Tue, June 21, 2011
Engadget Sling sends some users offline with PRO-HD update, issues fix
"Having difficulty with your PRO-HD this week?" That announcement headlining the Slingbox Answers Forum sums it up: a software update pushed last week "caused some Slingbox PRO-HD models to appear...
06:23 pm EDT - Tue, June 21, 2011
Engadget Firefox 5 is officially released, how are you liking it?
Why it seems like only yesterday that our little Firefox had its last major upgrade. As expected, the browser turned 5.0 today, and you can celebrate by downloading it now from Mozilla's site. We'd li...
05:52 pm EDT - Tue, June 21, 2011
Engadget AT&T to offer $50 unlimited prepaid plan, ready to 'GoPhone' June 26th
Boost and Verizon shouldn't have all the fun, right? The latest kid to do a cannonball into the low-cost prepaid pool is wearing a blue-and-orange swimsuit, as AT&T will be ready to start up $...
05:21 pm EDT - Tue, June 21, 2011
Engadget Sputnik 0667 PC mod: perfect for your early 1900s living room
Do ya hate that slick, aluminum unibody design that you just shelled out a thousand plus smackers for? Looking for something that just screams alt-tech, not high-tech? Then please, feast your ...
04:53 pm EDT - Tue, June 21, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 hitting Sprint on June 24th, bring your own 4G
Samsung wouldn't get any more specific than "mid-summer" when it revealed that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 would be coming to Sprint, but it turns out you don't have to wait much longer to pick one via the ca...
04:44 pm EDT - Tue, June 21, 2011
Engadget Seesmic Twitter app drops BlackBerry support, RIM's frown sags even lower
The third-party app experience has always seemed like an afterthought for RIM. Lousy selection and a half-baked install process are just some of the issues plaguing BlackBerry owners and developers, b...
04:17 pm EDT - Tue, June 21, 2011
Engadget USB-IF releases extensions to USB video class 1.1, offloading compression is a go
For those unaware, a USB video class describes a device that's capable of streaming video -- you know, things like webcams, camcorders, TV tuners and even still-image cameras. For the longest time, yo...
03:55 pm EDT - Tue, June 21, 2011
Engadget Dry ice makes graphene cheaper, greener, and by the (relative) boatload
Dry ice isn't just great for keeping steaks cold and filling your bathtub with fog, it may also play a major role in producing the miracle metal graphene. Researchers at Northern Illinois University h...
03:26 pm EDT - Tue, June 21, 2011
Engadget Apple iCloud will halt backups, MobileMe email, when storage limit is reached
Hey there, future iCloud power user, take a gander at the MobileMe email from MacRumors above -- that's what to expect when you approach the 5GB storage limit. Apparently, automatic backups and your M...
03:26 pm EDT - Tue, June 21, 2011
Engadget Apple iCloud to halt backups, MobileMe email, when storage limit is reached?
Hey there, future iCloud power user, take a gander at the MobileMe email from MacRumors above -- that's what to expect when you approach the 5GB storage limit. Apparently, automatic backups and your M...
03:00 pm EDT - Tue, June 21, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Show returns this Friday, June 24th -- win a ticket to the taping!
After a month-long slumber, the Engadget Show is back! We're taping this week, on Friday, June 24th at 6:00pm! Editor-in-chief Tim Stevens will be your guide through the world of technology. It'll all...
02:19 pm EDT - Tue, June 21, 2011
Engadget Kiro robot teaches Korean kindergarten by day, discusses Kandinsky by night
This little girl loves Kiro. Why? Because he's probably the raddest robot teacher she's ever seen. Developed by Korea's Robot Research Institute, the bot recently wrapped up a three week trial per...
01:54 pm EDT - Tue, June 21, 2011
Engadget Eizo industrial monitor does 4K resolution at 36-inches, start saving now
Looking for a display that can do justice to all that 4K footage you've been shooting on your Red One or Arri Alexa lately? Okay, perhaps not. But if you were, then the DuraVision FDH3601 from Eiz...
01:29 pm EDT - Tue, June 21, 2011
Engadget Mitsubishi's latest 23-inch Diamondcrysta fulfills your matte, IPS desktop display dreams
It seems like, if a company isn't hopping on board the OLED train, it's the IPS express that's catching their flat-panel fancy. Mitsubishi is banking the wider viewing angles provided by the in-plane ...
12:51 pm EDT - Tue, June 21, 2011
Engadget Apple Final Cut Pro X now available on Mac App Store
Just as promised, Apple's Final Cut Pro X is now available on the Mac App Store for just $299.99, meaning keen editors can immediately grab hold of this suite to crack on with some real-time 4K video ...
12:48 pm EDT - Tue, June 21, 2011
Engadget Apple unveils updated Time Capsule, bumps storage to 3TB
It's been a good long while since Apple unveiled a new Time Capsule, almost two years since the 2TB model rolled out. At the time that was a volume of storage that you couldn't possibly fill up -- eve...
12:10 pm EDT - Tue, June 21, 2011
Engadget Google TVs pop up in Android Market device listings, still can't download apps
Just days ago, Google snapped up SageTV to bolster its Google TV ecosystem. Now, the team in Mountain View appears to be on its way to making good on its promise to put the Android Market on the platf...
11:32 am EDT - Tue, June 21, 2011
Engadget Sliding Keyboard: it's like Swype, but for Windows Phone 7
In the Android realm, Swype has been life-changing for many; of course, reverting back to the messaging ways of old has been a must when jumping ship to WP7. Now, gesture tracing crosses the aisle, an...
10:50 am EDT - Tue, June 21, 2011
Engadget ClamCase for iPad 2 is a little lighter, suited for picture taking and $149
Just in case you bought an iPad 2 but really needed a netbook, ClamCase is back with a redesigned version of its case / battery powered Bluetooth QWERTY keyboard combo. This one is a hair thinner and ...
09:57 am EDT - Tue, June 21, 2011
Engadget Nokia N9 first hands-on!
The N9 has arrived. Functional units of Nokia's long-awaited MeeGo smartphone have finally landed into our eager hands and we've got a gallery of images to provide you with below. What we can say from...
09:57 am EDT - Tue, June 21, 2011
Engadget Nokia N9 first hands-on! (update: video)
The N9 has arrived. Functional units of Nokia's long-awaited MeeGo smartphone have finally landed into our eager hands and we've got a gallery of images to provide you with below. What we can say from...
09:22 am EDT - Tue, June 21, 2011
Engadget Sigma Design's 'ultra thin' TV box design promises HD in a tiny package
It's not much bigger than many of the wall warts currently filling outlets in your power strip, but this reference design from Sigma Designs could be your next cable box. With HomePlug networking, Z-W...
08:48 am EDT - Tue, June 21, 2011
Engadget Apple AirPort Extreme refresh outed by the FCC, lends credence to Time Capsule rumors
The FCC just trumped Cupertino's plan to sneak out an updated AirPort Extreme wireless base station with the outing of an Apple 3x3 802.11n access point, model A1408. It's not clear what's changed ove...
08:29 am EDT - Tue, June 21, 2011
Engadget Japanese 3DS to get 3D TV service, North America waits with bated breath
3DS owners outside of Japan can look forward to missing out on yet another Nintendo sponsored video service -- at least for now. With the help of Fuji TV, Nintendo's Itsu no Ma ni Terebi (or "SpotPass...
07:38 am EDT - Tue, June 21, 2011
Engadget Intel adds to ULV processor line with 1.8GHz Core i7 and i5 options, one of them to star in ASUS UX21
Intel's so-called Ultrabooks may be a little way off into the distance at the moment, but the company isn't making you wait until its Ivy Bridge rollout to get a taste for ultraslim laptops with some ...
07:00 am EDT - Tue, June 21, 2011
Engadget Monsoon Vulkano Blast launches DVR-to-mobile feature for iPhone, iPad and Android
Monsoon Multimedia is pushing its Vulkano line of set-top boxes to the forefront once again by offering a feature not found on competition from Sling, TiVo or Roku, by adding the ability to make DVR r...
07:00 am EDT - Tue, June 21, 2011
Engadget Monsoon Vulkano Flow, Blast launch DVR-to-mobile feature for iPhone, iPad and Android
Monsoon Multimedia is again advancing its Vulkano line of set-top boxes with a feature not found on Sling, TiVo or Roku, adding the ability to make DVR recordings directly to iPad, iPhone or Android d...
05:59 am EDT - Tue, June 21, 2011
Engadget Android 3.2 shipping this summer for 7-inch tablets, Huawei's MediaPad gets handled
We knew that Android 3.2 was little more than a tailor-made edition of Android 3.1 for 7-inch slates, but even after speaking with Huawei, we weren't exactly sure when it would be rolling out to thing...
05:40 am EDT - Tue, June 21, 2011
Engadget Nokia's N950 developer MeeGo handset gets official: 4-inch display, QWERTY keyboard, same childlike dreams
If it weren't for a book's worth of confirmation text from Nokia, we'd swear the N950 was just as much a unicorn today as it's been every day prior. Even now, the developer version of the newly-announ...
05:40 am EDT - Tue, June 21, 2011
Engadget Nokia's N950 developer MeeGo handset gets official: 4-inch display, QWERTY keyboard, same childlike dreams (updated)
If it weren't for a book's worth of confirmation text from Nokia, we'd swear the N950 was just as much a unicorn today as it's been every day prior. Even now, the developer version of the newly-announ...
05:37 am EDT - Tue, June 21, 2011
Engadget Nokia's Play 360 Bluetooth speaker uses NFC daps to pair with your phone
Nokia's N9 got most of the attention earlier today, but the gang from Espoo also announced a nifty new portable speaker to complement its slice of MeeGo. Called the Nokia Play 360, this little barrel ...
05:15 am EDT - Tue, June 21, 2011
Engadget HTC EVO 3D on sale now to Sprint Premiere customers: $200 on a two-year contract
Settled on an EVO 3D, did you? If you just so happen to be a part of Sprint's Premiere club, it looks as if your floodgates are wide open. A spate of tipsters (as well as our own Richard Lawler) h...
05:15 am EDT - Tue, June 21, 2011
Engadget HTC EVO 3D on sale now to Sprint Premier customers: $200 on a two-year contract
Settled on an EVO 3D, did you? If you just so happen to be a part of Sprint's Premier club, it looks as if your floodgates are wide open. A spate of tipsters (as well as our own Richard Lawler) ha...
04:51 am EDT - Tue, June 21, 2011
Engadget Symbian Anna shipping on N8, E7, C7 and C6-01 in July, download set for August
We've already seen Symbian Anna begin shipping on the Nokia X7 and E6, but this little lady is about to become much more popular. Nokia has announced it will begin distributing its latest OS on the N8...
03:41 am EDT - Tue, June 21, 2011
Engadget Nokia's N9 official: a plastic slab of MeeGo coming later this year
Stephen Elop said that Nokia would unveil its first MeeGo device this year, and he just made good on his word with the N9 (also known as Lankku). Just as we spotted ealier, the N9 is a solid slab of 3...
03:41 am EDT - Tue, June 21, 2011
Engadget Nokia's N9 official: a luscious slab of MeeGo coming later this year
Stephen Elop said that Nokia would unveil its first MeeGo device this year, and he just made good on his word with the N9 (also known as Lankku). Just as we spotted earlier, the N9 is a solid slab of ...
03:17 am EDT - Tue, June 21, 2011
Engadget DirecTV takes the germs out of your hotel remote, bed still questionable
Hotel rooms are gross. Well, some of 'em are. It doesn't take a germaphobe to know that your room's previous occupant may have had less-than-ideal hygienic priorities, so it'll probably come as a grea...
02:34 am EDT - Tue, June 21, 2011
Engadget Hulu adheres to Apple's revised in-app subscription rules, others to fall in line?
A mere eleven days have passed since Apple relaxed its in-app subscription rules, and now All Things D has stumbled upon screenshots of the first major subscription program to comply. A forthcoming up...
01:42 am EDT - Tue, June 21, 2011
Engadget Japan speeding ahead with 500kmh Maglev train
Traveling the 515 km (320 miles) from Tokyo to Osaka by Shinkansen bullet train currently requires 2 hours and 25 minutes (and costs a small fortune, too). Come 2045, travel between Japan's two larges...
12:58 am EDT - Tue, June 21, 2011
Engadget Gigabyte's S1080 Windows 7 slate now up for US pre-order, ships July 1st for $650
After having first gone on sale in Taiwan, and later Australia, it's only fair that Yanks now have a shot at Gigabyte's monstrous Windows 7 slate. You may recall the S1080 for its 320GB drive, dual-co...
12:13 am EDT - Tue, June 21, 2011
Engadget Intel plans exascale computing by 2018, wants to make petaflops pass
Sure, Fujitsu has a right to be proud of its K supercomputer -- performing over 8 petaflops with just under 70,000 Venus CPUs is nothing to sneeze at. Intel isn't giving up its status as the supercomp...
11:30 pm EDT - Mon, June 20, 2011
Engadget Raytheon readying directed energy warheads to fry enemy electronics, cook allied Pop Tarts
Raytheon, the people who brought you the pain ray, are at it again. The defense giant is planning an arsenal of "directed energy warheads" expected to use radio and microwaves to electronically neutra...
10:26 pm EDT - Mon, June 20, 2011
Engadget Toshiba's quad-core Satellite L750D goes on sale for $699 as one of the first available Llano laptops
When AMD came clean with its Fusion A-Series platform, the outfit was quick to admit that some manufacturers have already started slipping these hybrid CPU / GPU chips into their spankin' new PCs. Sti...
09:55 pm EDT - Mon, June 20, 2011
Engadget Mars Express captures Phobos in orbit, has bad video to prove it
Alright stargazers, listen up! You know that video you just watched above? Yeah, well that's not terrible 1995-era CGI, it's actually mind-blowing footage of the Martian moon, Phobos, passing by J...
09:28 pm EDT - Mon, June 20, 2011
Engadget LightSquared announces 'solution' for GPS issue, says LTE network will roll out on schedule
LightSquared may have steadfastly insisted otherwise, but recent tests showing that its wholesale 4G LTE network interferes with GPS have been getting tough for it to ignore, and it turns out the comp...
09:09 pm EDT - Mon, June 20, 2011
Engadget Canon takes a cue from Pentax, starts selling the T3 in assorted colors
Well, looky here, Canon just let its hair down. The company was clearly in an experimental mood, and got the harebrained idea that consumers just might snap up red and brown DSLRs the way they do its ...
08:43 pm EDT - Mon, June 20, 2011
Engadget VZW leak teases HTC Thunderbolt update: Skype Video, Android 2.3.4 coming June 30th?
It's taken Verizon Wireless a painfully long time to get here, but it looks like the HTC Thunderbolt -- the carrier's once flagship 4G LTE device -- might finally be getting the much talked about, but...
08:19 pm EDT - Mon, June 20, 2011
Engadget Zoosh does mobile payments using ultrasound, no NFC chip required
Zoosh. That may or may not be what an ultrasonic payment sounds like to a dolphin, but it is definitely the name of a new mobile wallet technology developed by Silicon Valley start-up, Naratte. While ...
07:51 pm EDT - Mon, June 20, 2011
Engadget Elusive Acer Iconia Tab A100 spotted at Walmart for $349
Typically, the whole fun of spotting products in the wild is that they haven't been officially announced to the world yet, but in the case of the Acer Iconia Tab A100, we're just amazed it's finally h...
07:51 pm EDT - Mon, June 20, 2011
Engadget Elusive Acer Iconia Tab A100 coming to Walmart for $349
Typically, the whole fun of spotting products in the wild is that they haven't been officially announced to the world yet, but in the case of the Acer Iconia Tab A100, we're just amazed it's finally h...
07:51 pm EDT - Mon, June 20, 2011
Engadget Elusive Acer Iconia Tab A100 coming to Walmart for $349 (updated)
Typically, the whole fun of spotting products in the wild is that they haven't been officially announced to the world yet, but in the case of the Acer Iconia Tab A100, we're just amazed it's finally h...
07:23 pm EDT - Mon, June 20, 2011
Engadget Is this Nokia's Lankku?
Well, hello there... beautiful? It's a bit hard to tell, you know, given that shroud of mystery that's veiling what appears to be Nokia's heretofore elusive Lankku. If you'll recall, the outfit's ...
07:01 pm EDT - Mon, June 20, 2011
Engadget Sigma's fixed-lens DP2x reviewed: a 'quirky camera' that 'needs further development'
Most camera owners count low price, a versatile zoom lens, and HD video capture high on the priority list when searching for their next point-and-shoot, but Sigma's new DP2x falls short on all three c...
06:42 pm EDT - Mon, June 20, 2011
Engadget Marshall updates Major headphone with in-line mic for more talkin' between rockin'
Marshall struck solid gold when it lent spare amp parts to Zound Industries (Urbanears) for the Major and Minor headphones, and is now releasing a remixed version of the original smash hit. The update...
06:26 pm EDT - Mon, June 20, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 retail version gets rooted
The limited edition Galaxy Tab 10.1 handed out at Google I/O was rooted in no time, and it looks like owners of the more widely available retail verion can now thank XDA member shep211 for opening up ...
06:01 pm EDT - Mon, June 20, 2011
Engadget Verizon tiered data plans coming July 7, starting at $30?
We were hoping it wouldn't happen, but it appears that Verizon CFO Fran Shammo's summer foreboding of his company's dreaded tiered data plans could be right on the money. Droid-Life is reporting the m...
06:01 pm EDT - Mon, June 20, 2011
Engadget Verizon tiered data plans coming July 7, starting at $30? (update)
We were hoping it wouldn't happen, but it appears that Verizon CFO Fran Shammo's summer foreboding of his company's dreaded tiered data plans could be right on the money. Droid-Life is reporting the m...
05:55 pm EDT - Mon, June 20, 2011
Engadget iCard ECG brings heart monitoring to the iOS device of your choice (video)
AliveCor's iPhoneECG case was pretty sweet but, being a case, could only be strapped to an iPhone 4. Doctors content with their 3GS or patients who prefer to hug an iPad to their chest will be elated ...
05:23 pm EDT - Mon, June 20, 2011
Engadget Sony intros new PS3 Slim in Japan: lighter, consumes less power
Fresh from the Land of the Rising Sun comes news that Sony has updated the original PS3 Slim (CECH-3001B) with a lighter, less power-hungry model. The new Japanese PS3 CECH-3000B weighs in at 5.7 poun...
04:16 pm EDT - Mon, June 20, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 getting Gingerbread in August, can finally show face in public (video)
It's no big surprise that Sony Ericsson's Xperia X10 has some Android 2.3-filled days to look forward to -- heck, we've known that the smartphone would eventually be treated to Gingerbread before it a...
03:54 pm EDT - Mon, June 20, 2011
Engadget Nikko's 3D meat measurement system is enough to make James Cameron's butcher jealous (video)
Not getting the most out of your meat? Then you're clearly not using Nikko's multi-camera 3D meat measuring system. In an attempt to deal with the rising cost of seafood, the Japanese company enli...
03:33 pm EDT - Mon, June 20, 2011
Engadget Toshiba's Regza AT300 tablet for the Japanese market delayed until late July, will ship with Android 3.1
To any of our Japanese readers who've been impatiently awaiting Toshiba's Regza AT300 tablet, you're going to have to hold your breath a touch longer. The 10.1-inch, Japan-only slate is going to miss ...
03:13 pm EDT - Mon, June 20, 2011
Engadget Motorola Xoom appears on Verizon MAP, finally heading to LTE?
The Xoom may finally be getting LTE support, after a mysterious issue prompted Motorola to delay adding access to Verizon's 4G network to the popular tablet. The Moto Xoom recently appeared on Verizon...
02:52 pm EDT - Mon, June 20, 2011
Engadget Samsung NC215S solar netbook will see the light of day in Russia
Anyone who's ever attempted to use a laptop on a sunny summer day can surely tell you that direct sunlight is not your friend -- that's why we like to ride out the season in our dark basement apartmen...
02:32 pm EDT - Mon, June 20, 2011
Engadget HP TouchPad goes up for pre-order starting at $500, will be available July 1
It's true, the TouchPad, HP's inaugural webOS tablet, won't go on sale in the states until July 1, but that doesn't mean you can't claim yours pronto. She's up for pre-order at a long list of retailer...
02:01 pm EDT - Mon, June 20, 2011
Engadget Sharp Aquos SH-12C 3D smartphone hands-on (video)
Towards the end of our recent trip to Taiwan for Computex, just as the hustle and bustle was winding down and we'd settled on a bit of sightseeing, we stumbled upon a rare beast -- a smartphone unicor...
01:31 pm EDT - Mon, June 20, 2011
Engadget HotHardware surveys the Cougar Point motherboard horizon, spots a winner
There's an ocean of possibilities when it comes to choosing the right Socket LGA 1155 board to mother your Sandy Bridge processor. But a roundup review at HotHardware funnels it down to just five riva...
01:00 pm EDT - Mon, June 20, 2011
Engadget Withings Blood Pressure Monitor for iOS hands-on (video)
Withings users not satisfied with only being able to share their weight with the world can now add blood pressure and heart rate to the mix. This iPhone-connected blood pressure monitor made its first...
12:37 pm EDT - Mon, June 20, 2011
Engadget Fujitsu K supercomputer now ranked fastest in the world, dethrones China's Tianhe-1A
Remember the K -- the Fujitsu supercomputer that promised to do a whopping ten petaflops by the year 2012? Well, it hasn't reached that threshold just yet, but according to the latest Top 500 supe...
12:14 pm EDT - Mon, June 20, 2011
Engadget Hybrid rocket seaweed jet ready to fly in 2050, keep emissions above ozone (video)
What's cooler than jetting from Paris to Tokyo in under three hours? Getting there in a biofuel burning hybrid rocketplane. The recently announced superjet, the Zehst (short for "Zero Emission Hyp...
11:38 am EDT - Mon, June 20, 2011
Engadget British Library and Google Books partner up to digitize 250,000 out-of-copyright works
Oh paper, ye olde guardian of human wisdom, culture, and history, why must you be so fragile and voluminous? Not a question we ask ourselves every day, admittedly, but when you're talking about th...
11:13 am EDT - Mon, June 20, 2011
Engadget MSI WindPad 110w listed for $599 pre-order, is brown
Looks like ASUS isn't the only popular netbook maker finally releasing more of its tablets into the wild. We've had various encounters with MSI's 10-inch WindPad 110w this year, but pricing and availa...
10:26 am EDT - Mon, June 20, 2011
Engadget Jack Eisenmann's DUO Adept: a homebrew 8-bit computer built by a high-schooler (video)
We've seen some impressive case mods and some wildly inventive DIY projects, but rarely have we seen a homemade, 8-bit computer housed in what looks like a Tupperware container. Meet the DUO Adept: a ...
09:41 am EDT - Mon, June 20, 2011
Engadget Sega's online Pass hacked, 1.3 million user passwords stolen
Let's bid a bitter welcome to Sega, the latest entrant to the newly founded club of hacked online communities. Sega Pass, the company's web portal, suffered a breach of its defenses on Thursday, which...
09:30 am EDT - Mon, June 20, 2011
Engadget Huawei MediaPad revealed: world's first 7-inch Android 3.2 tablet, dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm CPU
It's here folks -- the planet's first Android 3.2 tablet. Huawei just introduced a downright luscious new slate over in Singapore, with CommunicAsia being the launchpad for the 7-inch MediaPad. It's t...
08:39 am EDT - Mon, June 20, 2011
Engadget Orange Sound Charge T-shirt will juice up your phone while you listen to the bass go boom
Orange UK has a long-running tradition of coming up with quirky ways to recharge your phone while enjoying the Glastonbury Festival every year, and 2011 is proving no different. This time around, it's...
07:49 am EDT - Mon, June 20, 2011
Engadget DARPA setting up a $130 million 'virtual firing range' to help battle cyber attacks
The US government is serious about online security, just ask any one of its cyber commandos. Adding to its arsenal for battling the big bad hackers, Reuters reports that DARPA is working on a National...
06:29 am EDT - Mon, June 20, 2011
Engadget New Windows 8 leak hints at SMS support, feature licensing, geo-location
Considering its adoption of the Windows Phone metro style, its not surprising to hear that Windows 8's latest leaked build sports a metro-inspired virtual keyboard and traces of code that could bring ...
05:04 am EDT - Mon, June 20, 2011
Engadget AUO Sipix e-paper staggers through video at 6 fps, could go as high as 16
We haven't heard from the folks at IRX Innovations in a while, but if this video is any indication, they haven't given up on their e-reader dreams just yet. A wily internet video shows the outfit sque...
03:53 am EDT - Mon, June 20, 2011
Engadget TiVo Android and iPhone apps in the works, Season Passes soon at your fingertips
Sure, it's technically been possible to manage one's TiVo via the mobile web for a half-decade now, but earlier methods were neither intuitive nor enthralling. Earlier this year, the company released ...
02:36 am EDT - Mon, June 20, 2011
Engadget How would you change Nintendo's 3DS?
It took 'em longer than anticipated to sell a cool million of these things, but we're guessing the hardcore among us are in that crowd. The Nintendo 3DS is definitely trying something quite different,...
01:47 am EDT - Mon, June 20, 2011
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: transparent airplanes, photovoltaic subdivisions and a wind-powered yacht
Green transportation soared through the skies this week as Inhabitat reported on Airbus' plans for a transparent airplane, and we showcased a crazy working hover bike capable of flying up to 10,000 fe...
12:33 am EDT - Mon, June 20, 2011
Engadget Scientists restore memory of drugged rats, hope to do the same with people
Is there anything we can't learn from drugged up rats? Researchers at Wake Forest University and the University of Southern California used a group of medicated rodents to demonstrate a method by ...
11:31 pm EDT - Sun, June 19, 2011
Engadget ICANN to vote on domain name expansion, ele.vation and wolf.pack ready to assualt your browser
It may be Sunday where you are, but it's bright-and-early on Monday in Singapore. That's where a monumental vote is about to go down, with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (or I...
11:31 pm EDT - Sun, June 19, 2011
Engadget ICANN to vote on domain name expansion, ele.vation and wolf.pack ready to assault your browser
It may be Sunday where you are, but it's bright-and-early on Monday in Singapore. That's where a monumental vote is about to go down, with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (or I...
11:31 pm EDT - Sun, June 19, 2011
Engadget ICANN passes domain name expansion, ele.vation and wolf.pack ready to assault your browser
It may be Sunday where you are, but it's bright-and-early on Monday in Singapore. That's where a monumental vote is about to go down, with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (or I...
11:20 pm EDT - Sun, June 19, 2011
Engadget webOS Skype integration revealed in screenshots
We know you've all been losing sleep, wondering what exactly Skype integration on webOS will look like. Well, tonight, you should sleep like a baby, knowing you've gotten a solid peak at how the Pre 3...
10:15 pm EDT - Sun, June 19, 2011
Engadget Switched On: e-readers drive to digital distraction
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.Spring proved cruel for the sparse population of products that combine e-paper and LCD displays. Startup Entourage anno...
09:00 pm EDT - Sun, June 19, 2011
Engadget Westinghouse announces its first 3D HDTV, coming to a discount department store near you
Just 18 short months after 3D made its big HDTV debut at CES 2010, Westinghouse is finally ready to make its own entry into the third dimension, with the 47-inch W47S2TCD. Like most Westinghouse sets,...
08:02 pm EDT - Sun, June 19, 2011
Engadget New York Post blocks iPad access through Safari browser, hopes you'll pay for a subscription instead
Well, that's one way to make people pay for puns. The New York Post, that bastion of fair, balanced, and not-at-all sensationalistic reporting, has blocked iPad owners from reading its stories through...
07:19 pm EDT - Sun, June 19, 2011
Engadget Receipt Racer makes printing fun, wastes more paper than you ever thought possible (video)
Sure, you could use your printer to spit out spreadsheets, but how about hooking up a DualShock 3 to play it like a video game? That's exactly what Joshua Noble and the undef duo did during a work...
06:57 pm EDT - Sun, June 19, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide spotted in the clear, sans case
We've already seen it turn up in a few blurry shots, and seen it pictured a bit more clearly inside a case, but we now finally have our first good, unobstructed look at T-Mobile's still unannounced my...
06:28 pm EDT - Sun, June 19, 2011
Engadget Device Analyzer Android study wants to track your every move, if you'll let it
And here we thought folks were concerned about protecting their personal data. As it turns out, however, a sizable chunk of Android users have volunteered to give a group of University of Cambridge re...
05:32 pm EDT - Sun, June 19, 2011
Engadget Senate denies Navy's missile-destroying laser funding, puts the kibosh on annoying Dr. Evil impressions
Leave it to the Senate to crush the military's fragile dreams. All the Navy ever really wanted was a giant ship-based laser that could be used to shoot down missiles. Despite some record breaking stat...
04:59 pm EDT - Sun, June 19, 2011
Engadget Gordon Murray reveals new Batmobile, Dark Knight gets serious about reducing carbon footprint
So you've finished building your Batman Forever-style Batmobile, your Tumbler's up on blocks in the front yard, and you're itching for a new project. It's not too early to start planning a DIY version...
03:16 pm EDT - Sun, June 19, 2011
Engadget Commodore USA begins shipping replica C64s next week, fulfilling your beige breadbox dreams (video)
If you're like us, you've probably been holding your breath in anticipation since Commodore USA announced its replica of the famous C64. It promised a keyboard PC that duplicated the original's retro-...
01:23 pm EDT - Sun, June 19, 2011
Engadget HP TouchPad rumored to lack document editing at launch
The WebOS nuts at PreCentral have received an anonymous tip-off that HP's imminent slate won't be able to edit Office docs out of the box. As much as we'd like to dismiss this as a retaliatory rumor p...
11:51 am EDT - Sun, June 19, 2011
Engadget Spy satellites become reluctant space celebs, get their own paparazzi
Not only do American military satellites have to put up with the constant threat of ultrasonic space droppings, now they must also suffer the prying lenses of a couple of Frenchmen. Thierry Legault an...
08:38 am EDT - Sun, June 19, 2011
Engadget Bushnell BackTrack D-Tour personal GPS takes you home, shows you how it got you there
We've seen our fair share of uncomplicated (and under-featured) GPS units, but the Bushnell BackTrack D-Tour throws in just enough tricks to make our inner techno-mountain-man salivate. The D-Tour doe...
05:42 am EDT - Sun, June 19, 2011
Engadget Google trademarks Photovine, hints at new photo-sharing service
Well, it looks like Google's got the online rumor mill churning with its latest trademark application. Back on June 7th, El Goog filed a USPTO application for the name Photovine, sending sparks flying...
02:48 am EDT - Sun, June 19, 2011
Engadget Ask Engadget: what's the best wireless HDMI transmitter receiver?
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 Allen, who needs to cut the cor...
01:17 am EDT - Sun, June 19, 2011
Engadget Microsoft to malware: your AutoRunning days on Windows are numbered
Beware, malware. The Windows AutoRun updates for Vista and XP SP3 that Microsoft released in February have so far proven successful in thwarting your file corrupting ways. Although Windows 7 was updat...
12:00 am EDT - Sun, June 19, 2011
Engadget Reserve Power: when inventor meets informercial, Part 1
Ross Rubin contributes Reserve Power, a column focused on personal perspectives and products.They come from across the country to a conference room at Telebrands, the Fairfield, NJ-based infomercial m...
11:37 pm EDT - Sat, June 18, 2011
Engadget SageTV HTPC software acquired by Google, next stop Google TV?
In what may be an interesting development for the future of Google TV, the folks at Mountain View have purchased SageTV. The HTPC software has been doing its media center thing on multiple platforms s...
10:14 pm EDT - Sat, June 18, 2011
Engadget ASUS quietly releases G74 gaming laptop, promptly puts it up for pre-order
We're pretty sure someone out there is snapping up gaming laptops with spray-painted red dragons and speaker grilles that look like belt buckles, but we suspect plenty of you just crave something that...
08:23 pm EDT - Sat, June 18, 2011
Engadget Firefox 5 slips out ahead of schedule, gets official June 21st
Mozilla promised a faster refresh cycle for its wily web browser, following the release of Firefox 4, and it's made good on that promise. We got word this morning that the final version of Firefox 5 i...
07:02 pm EDT - Sat, June 18, 2011
Engadget Nintendo says one Wii U controller per console, robs player two of extra screen
Nintendo's tablet-esque Wii U controller raised a few questions when it was announced at E3. Questions like, "What kind of crazy games are going to use that thing," and "How much will a second control...
05:14 pm EDT - Sat, June 18, 2011
Engadget ChevronWP7 Labs will jailbreak your Windows Phone with Microsoft's approval
Microsoft just earned itself a boatload of geek-cred and made Apple and Sony look pretty bad in the process. We knew the Windows Phone team was playing nice with the jailbreakers from ChevronWP7, but ...
04:00 pm EDT - Sat, June 18, 2011
Engadget Insert Coin: Air Guitar Move for iPhone (video)
In Insert Coin, 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 lin...
03:06 pm EDT - Sat, June 18, 2011
Engadget NYU medical center goes sci-fi, scans patients' palms
NYU's Langone Medical Center is getting a jump on that whole 21st-century medical care thing by ditching the clipboards and paperwork for palm scans and digital databases. On June 5th the hospital thr...
01:46 pm EDT - Sat, June 18, 2011
Engadget Sun's coronal ejections caused by magnetic ropes, galactic weathermen to predict solar storms?
Space weather gets nasty when the sun starts shooting plasma into the cosmos, and these solar storms wreak havoc on both satellites and gadgets here on earth. Scientists want to predict the sun's erup...
11:58 am EDT - Sat, June 18, 2011
Engadget Kobo eReader Touch Edition goes on sale in the US and Canada
At the moment, there are two very similar-looking e-readers with black-and-white Pearl E Ink touchscreens on the market, and now, the smaller and less expensive of the pair is up for grabs. The Kobo e...
10:19 am EDT - Sat, June 18, 2011
Engadget Jelly Belly cases make your iPhone smell edible, come in BlackBerry flavor
There are 53 "official" Jelly Belly flavors available at present, few (if any) of which are MP3 compatible -- strange, really, in an era where pretty much everything else is capable of music playback....
08:47 am EDT - Sat, June 18, 2011
Engadget Razer ships $80 Orochi Black Chrome Edition mobile gaming mouse
It's an Orochi, but with 100 percent more gloss. Typically, a new hue on an old critter wouldn't do much for us, but given that Razer's oh-so-diminutive Orochi still remains our favorite travel mouse ...
05:29 am EDT - Sat, June 18, 2011
Engadget Dutch coins feature QR codes, promise 'surprises'
Governments cram all manner of bizarre imagery onto the back of currency, so really, what's a few little QR codes between treasury departments? And heck, who are we to suggest that these new coins...
03:53 am EDT - Sat, June 18, 2011
Engadget Microsoft gets antitrust okay for Skype purchase, readies shockingly large wire transfer
Look out, world -- Microsoft just crossed another hurdle in its bid to swallow Skype whole. Earlier today, US antitrust approval was given on Microsoft's largest (proposed) acquisition, clearing the p...
03:29 am EDT - Sat, June 18, 2011
Engadget Netflix's day: Sony pulls movies, new bandwidth options, no more DVD API access and a lawsuit
In an apparent ode to Rebecca Black, Ice Cube and any number of body switch movies, Netflix has had an incredibly active Friday, so sit back while we get you up to speed. Sony Pictures movies from Sta...
03:29 am EDT - Sat, June 18, 2011
Engadget Netflix's day: Sony movies pulled, new bandwidth options, no more DVD API access and a lawsuit
In an apparent ode to Rebecca Black, Ice Cube and any number of body switch movies, Netflix has had an incredibly active Friday, so sit back while we get you up to speed. Sony Pictures movies from Sta...
01:21 am EDT - Sat, June 18, 2011
Engadget RIM shares hit a five-year low: oh, how the mighty have fallen
There was a time when RIM owned the smartphone space with its revolutionary push email-equipped BlackBerrys. And there are still plenty of folks who can't live without a good physical keyboard and BBM...
12:41 am EDT - Sat, June 18, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 experiencing shipping delays, unavailable at some outlets
So, we knew the Galaxy Tab 10.1 was coming, but it looks like some shoppers eagerly anticipating the tablet's arrival will go home empty handed today. We just received word from a Samsung rep that the...
12:26 am EDT - Sat, June 18, 2011
Engadget Motorola says Droid 2 Global Gingerbread update isn't ready after all
Verizon said otherwise earlier this week, but Motorola has now finally chimed in to say that a Gingerbread update for the Droid 2 Global is not, in fact, rolling out at the moment -- as Droid 2 Global...
11:17 pm EDT - Fri, June 17, 2011
Engadget LightSquared and Sprint reportedly sign 15-year LTE agreement
Apparently Sprint's none too concerned about recent complaints from the likes of John Deere and the federal government about LightSquared's potential interference with GPS signals. A letter obtained b...
10:19 pm EDT - Fri, June 17, 2011
Engadget Time Warner Cable internal docs reveal TWCable TV iPad app, DVR upgrades on the way
Internal documents we've received show Time Warner Cable is planning a major update for both its live TV streaming TWCable TV iPad app and many of its set-top boxes. TWCable TV 2.0 is scheduled to arr...
08:54 pm EDT - Fri, June 17, 2011
Engadget LG Revolution review
The army of high-speed broadband phones is actively seeking new recruits to join its rapidly-growing force, and the LG Revolution is the latest to graduate from boot camp. We've witnessed the emergenc...
07:47 pm EDT - Fri, June 17, 2011
Engadget Alleged shot of Sony Ericsson Xperia Duo surfaces
There's not really much more than the image above to go on with this one, but what you're looking at is purported to be the as-yet-unannounced Xperia Duo, which may or may not be Sony Ericsson's first...
07:02 pm EDT - Fri, June 17, 2011
Engadget Apple expands patent complaint against Samsung to include more devices
Keeping track of all accusations flying back and forth in the ongoing patent brouhaha between Apple and Samsung? Then we're afraid you'll have to update your scorecards again, as Apple has now ame...
06:33 pm EDT - Fri, June 17, 2011
Engadget Qi-Hardware debuts free, open source wireless solution, not a threat to WiFi
Qi-Hardware has a bit of an obsession with free, open source, and underpowered. The latest project from this descendent of OpenMoko is a set of license free wireless boards called atben (for the compa...
06:03 pm EDT - Fri, June 17, 2011
Engadget HP ships free TouchPads to homebrew devs, may want something in return
Like an anxious admirer, HP continues to lavish gifts on the lucky devs over at WebOS Internals. This time it's sending them pre-release TouchPads as an enticement to get busy and boost the 9.7-inch s...
05:33 pm EDT - Fri, June 17, 2011
Engadget Don't bring your computer viruses to Japan, because they're illegal now
Tired of getting swamped with spam and malware? Just pack your things and catch the next flight to Japan, where computer viruses are now considered illegal. Under the country's new legislation, an...
05:01 pm EDT - Fri, June 17, 2011
Engadget Web-controlled tweeting Roomba is a perfect storm of DIY magic
There are three things that will guarantee your DIY project some attention: slap it on a Roomba, base it on Adruino, or make it tweet. Do all three and, well, you've got a nerdgasm-inducing bit of Mak...
04:26 pm EDT - Fri, June 17, 2011
Engadget Sharp Aquos Phone SHI12 visits the FCC, flaunts its 3D camera in drawings
It's rare that we see Sharp's Aquos phones here in the US, but one model, at least, could be making the long journey stateside. A handset dubbed the CMDA SHI12 just cleared the FCC, and after comparin...
03:57 pm EDT - Fri, June 17, 2011
Engadget Real Racing 2 HD wireless, dual-screen gaming with iOS 5 on iPad 2 hands-on (video)
It's just one week after Nintendo unveiled dual-screen gaming on the Wii U at E3, but Apple's iOS 5 beta is already bringing a very similar experience to the living room -- many months before Nintendo...
03:34 pm EDT - Fri, June 17, 2011
Engadget Acer announces Predator G5910 for the UK with up to 8TB of storage, 'combat-machine' design cues
Acer's been mighty busy the past few days, trotting out laptops, desktops, a media streamer, and a multitouch monitor, to boot. But the company wasn't ready to call it a week just yet -- the outfit al...
03:14 pm EDT - Fri, June 17, 2011
Engadget Verizon video shows an unannounced tablet, could it be the Xoom 2? (update: it's back!)
Oh Verizon, did you just spill confidential information all over your YouTube channel? The guys over at Droid-Life spotted a VZW ad starring a mysterious new Honeycomb tablet, which to our ninja-t...
03:01 pm EDT - Fri, June 17, 2011
Engadget Ping iPhone cradle can lower your handicap, but you're still on your own with the gophers (video)
Finally, a reason to use your cellphone on the course that won't earn you icy stares around the old clubhouse. Golfing accessory manufacture Ping this week announced an iPhone / iPod touch cradle that...
02:41 pm EDT - Fri, June 17, 2011
Engadget Vizio tablet fits Walmart into its hectic schedule, shipping in just six weeks
Looks like Blake Griffin will have to find some other unreleased gadget to wave in front of our noses, because his beloved Vizio tablet will soon be available to all the little people who shop at Walm...
02:10 pm EDT - Fri, June 17, 2011
Engadget Engadget Podcast 244 - 06.17.2011
Right before our interview with Ron Howard, we talk about eReader evolution, gaming execution, and a 3D phone revolutions. Was that a haiku? We're not sure because we forgot how to count, but we h...
01:48 pm EDT - Fri, June 17, 2011
Engadget Cloud Engines recalls potentially flammable Pogoplug Video
Looks like sharing videos over the cloud may be a risky task -- if you're using the box shown here on the left, that is. The Pogoplug Video hit the retail scene about two months ago, but Cloud Engines...
01:48 pm EDT - Fri, June 17, 2011
Engadget Cloud Engines recalls potentially flammable Pogoplug Video (update)
Looks like sharing videos over the cloud may be a risky task -- if you're using the box shown here on the left, that is. The Pogoplug Video hit the retail scene about two months ago, but Cloud Engines...
01:25 pm EDT - Fri, June 17, 2011
Engadget HP ships $50 WiFi Mobile Mouse, gives your Bluetooth radio a break
If you've been waiting oh-so-patiently for HP's $49.99 WiFi Mobile Mouse to ship, take heart -- the aforesaid critter is now ready to free up one more valuable USB port at your workstation. As mention...
01:03 pm EDT - Fri, June 17, 2011
Engadget Strawberry Tree brings free, solar-powered charging to Belgrade's BlackBerrys, more (video)
Dead battery in Belgrade? Head to the city's Obrenovac district, where a group of students has developed the world's first public charging station powered entirely by solar energy. Known as the St...
12:08 pm EDT - Fri, June 17, 2011
Engadget Wii U dev kits to be updated to latest prototyping hardware in the coming weeks
Nintendo couldn't have put all those glorious names of third party developers up alongside its Wii U announcement earlier this month without giving those companies at least a glimpse at the actual har...
11:29 am EDT - Fri, June 17, 2011
Engadget Nokia Windows Phones will launch in six European nations first, Finland not among them
Nokia VP Victor Saeijs has this week disclosed the six launch markets for the vanguard devices born out of the Microsoft-Nokia partnership. France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, and the UK w...
11:06 am EDT - Fri, June 17, 2011
Engadget Galaxy S II coming to SaskTel next month, we embark on northward migration
The Samsung Galaxy S II has yet to make its US debut, but it looks like our neighbors to the north will be getting it as early as next month. Yesterday, Canada's SaskTel announced via Twitter that it ...
10:14 am EDT - Fri, June 17, 2011
Engadget Scent generator threatens to waft Odorama into the 21st century
Finally, an invention John Waters can get behind. When the harbinger of filth brought the odiferous experience to screenings of Polyester, he took the scratch-and-sniff route -- including scents like ...
09:21 am EDT - Fri, June 17, 2011
Engadget Redbox starts renting out video games nationwide, charges $2 for your Xbox 360, PS3 or Wii pleasure
Exactly as promised, Redbox is today inaugurating a new branch to its media-renting venture with the introduction of video game rentals at $2 a day. There's a pretty rich and fresh selection on offer,...
08:34 am EDT - Fri, June 17, 2011
Engadget Pulled Verizon video shows an unannounced tablet, could it be the Xoom 2?
Oh Verizon, did you just spill confidential information all over your YouTube channel? The guys over at Droid-Life spotted a VZW ad starring a mysterious new Honeycomb tablet, which to our ninja-t...
07:32 am EDT - Fri, June 17, 2011
Engadget PowerSkin battery case pumps juice to HTC Inspire 4G, Desire HD
When it comes to battery-boosting power sleeves, we'd say the iPhone's covered, but what of the little green monster? Well, at least two Androids can now get juiced by way of a new charging case f...
07:10 am EDT - Fri, June 17, 2011
Engadget Motorola Droid 3 official in China under Milestone 3 moniker, packs 4-inch qHD display
The Droid 3 is upon us! Well, it is if you live in China and don't mind calling it the Milestone 3. A new XT883 model has just been made official by Motorola during China Telecom's CDMA Summit, toutin...
06:25 am EDT - Fri, June 17, 2011
Engadget Sony tablet teaser video is breathtaking, not very informative
Woosh. Plonk. Snap. Like a highly atmospheric scene from your favorite film noir, Sony's teaser video for the S1 and S2 tablets starts off with isolated sounds and a bit of quick motion before settli...
06:25 am EDT - Fri, June 17, 2011
Engadget Sony tablet teaser video is breathtaking, not overly informative
Woosh. Plonk. Snap. Like a highly atmospheric scene from your favorite film noir, Sony's teaser video for the S1 and S2 tablets starts off with isolated sounds and a bit of quick motion before settli...
05:58 am EDT - Fri, June 17, 2011
Engadget Microsoft decides to pass on WebGL over security concerns
Well, it looks like Microsoft is taking those warnings about WebGL pretty seriously. The company has decided not to support the web-based 3D standard because it wouldn't be able to pass security muste...
05:58 am EDT - Fri, June 17, 2011
Engadget Microsoft decides to pass on WebGL over security concerns (Update: iOS 5 supports WebGL, sort of))
Well, it looks like Microsoft is taking those warnings about WebGL pretty seriously. The company has decided not to support the web-based 3D standard because it wouldn't be able to pass security muste...
05:02 am EDT - Fri, June 17, 2011
Engadget Motorola's WiFi Xoom gains access to Google Movies, just in time for the weekend
Hard to say why Google chose to roll its Movies app out first to 3G-packed tablets sporting Android 3.1 (a smaller testbed, perhaps?), but it looks as if it won't matter for much longer. We've rec...
04:29 am EDT - Fri, June 17, 2011
Engadget LG's Optimus 3D officially launched, debuting in Europe with dual lens and dual core CPU
The long wait is finally over! Joining the likes of HTC EVO 3D and Sharp SH-12C is LG's very own Optimus 3D aka Thrill 4G for AT&T, which we first got our hands on back in February and again in Ma...
03:01 am EDT - Fri, June 17, 2011
Engadget Comcast Cable Show 2011 demo features 1Gbps cable modem speeds, new Xfinity TV UI
As promised, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts treated Cable Show 2011 attendees to a quick demo of the company's latest and greatest tech earlier today. The presentation consisted of the new Xfinity TV platf...
01:27 am EDT - Fri, June 17, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson signs deal with NFC chip maker, gets ready to do the Xperia pay
If Google ever hopes to lead the mass exodus away from credit card transactions with Google Wallet, a lot more NFC-packing handsets will need to hit the market. Thus far Sony Ericsson hasn't exactly l...
12:09 am EDT - Fri, June 17, 2011
Engadget Alan Haberman, barcode advocate, dies at 81
A man whose impact on the world is nearly unfathomable died Sunday. Alan L. Haberman, supermarket-executive-turned-barcode-champion, died in Newton Massachusetts from complications of heart and lung d...
11:18 pm EDT - Thu, June 16, 2011
Engadget UK mobile companies take aim at Google Wallet, want in on the NFC action
Oh Google, you didn't think you were going to have all the mobile payment fun did you? While you're beta testing in New York and San Francisco some big names across the pond are looking to dominat...
10:34 pm EDT - Thu, June 16, 2011
Engadget Blackberry Bold 9900 coming to Three UK in August
We got the lowdown last month on the Blackberry Bold 9900: 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor, 640 x 480 capacitive touchscreen, and looks that say "it's business time." Back then RIM said we could snag a sv...
10:34 pm EDT - Thu, June 16, 2011
Engadget Blackberry Bold 9900 coming to Three UK in August (updated: coming in September))
We got the lowdown last month on the Blackberry Bold 9900: 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor, 640 x 480 capacitive touchscreen, and looks that say "it's business time." Back then RIM said we could snag a sv...
10:34 pm EDT - Thu, June 16, 2011
Engadget Blackberry Bold 9900 coming to Three UK in August (updated: coming in September)
We got the lowdown last month on the Blackberry Bold 9900: 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor, 640 x 480 capacitive touchscreen, and looks that say "it's business time." Back then RIM said we could snag a sv...
09:42 pm EDT - Thu, June 16, 2011
Engadget Tilto personal transporter looks like seated Segway, does donuts in Argentine parking lot
Remember how the Segway revolutionized personal transportation? Neither do we, but this Tilto single-person electric vehicle is really gonna go places. Like, around the parking lot -- "manos libre...
09:23 pm EDT - Thu, June 16, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 hits US retailers tomorrow, TouchWiz UX coming in future software upgrade
Folks in NYC may have been able to get their hands on one a bit early (not to mention those that attended Google I/O), but everyone else will finally be able to pick up a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 start...
09:02 pm EDT - Thu, June 16, 2011
Engadget 2012 plug-in Prius to include selectable EV mode, full battery regeneration
We already know to expect Toyota's Entune infotainment system in the dash of the 2012 Prius, but the hybrid's monster EV batteries will be powering much more than a touchscreen and apps. According to ...
08:52 pm EDT - Thu, June 16, 2011
Engadget RIM announces Q1 earnings, says it's shipped 500,000 PlayBooks
RIM's just announced its Q1 earnings, including $4.9 billion in revenue and $695 million in profit. It's also announced that its "shipped" around 500,000 BlackBerry PlayBooks during the quarter, while...
08:52 pm EDT - Thu, June 16, 2011
Engadget RIM announces Q1 earnings, says it's shipped 500,000 PlayBooks (update: 4G PlayBooks delayed)
RIM's just announced its Q1 earnings, including $4.9 billion in revenue and $695 million in profit. Perhaps even more anticipated than those numbers, however, are the ones involving actual devices, an...
08:31 pm EDT - Thu, June 16, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Podcast, live at 5:00PM ET!
It's Thursday evening, and you know what that means, right? It's time for another Engadget Podcast! This time out, Tim and Brian are joined by Myriam Joire, to discuss all that the mobile world ha...
08:13 pm EDT - Thu, June 16, 2011
Engadget Nokia E6 hits Amazon unlocked, loaded, and available for pre-order
It isn't easy being a US-based Nokia fan in 2011. The Finnish handset manufacturer just doesn't get a lot of love from stateside carriers. Thankfully, however, the company's phones do pop up unlocked ...
07:55 pm EDT - Thu, June 16, 2011
Engadget California stops automatic phone book delivery following pressure from Verizon
We've long known paper books are on the decline, but now we're seeing the first death knell for the fattest of them all. California's public utilities commission has ruled that it will no longer deliv...
07:34 pm EDT - Thu, June 16, 2011
Engadget OWC Mercury Electra 6G SSDs boast big speeds, price to match
Other World Computing may specialize in upgrading aging Macs, but you don't have to own one to jam one of its new Mercury Electra 6G SSDs in your computer. The high-end SandForce Driven line of NAND d...
07:15 pm EDT - Thu, June 16, 2011
Engadget India's oft delayed $35 tablet ready to ship, unicorns shed tears of joy
India's unfortunately-named Sakshat tablet began life as a $10 laptop way back in early 2009 and, in the years since, has had more than its fair share of delays and difficulties. But, after repeatedly...
06:56 pm EDT - Thu, June 16, 2011
Engadget Panasonic unveils Android Toughbook slate for Q4, sledgehammer sold seperately
Tired of handling your tablet with kid gloves? Go ahead, take them off -- a Toughbook slate is heading your way. Strutting its stuff at InfoComm this week, Panasonic's Android Toughbook tablet boa...
06:37 pm EDT - Thu, June 16, 2011
Engadget PFU outs faster, quieter Type-S Happy Hacking Keyboard for overachieving typists
It goes without saying that you have to be a pretty accomplished typist to use one of PFU's letterless Happy Hacking Keyboards. But for the laser-focused overachievers out there, PFU just started sell...
06:11 pm EDT - Thu, June 16, 2011
Engadget Don't tell us where you're going, Nissan Leaf driver, we already know (video)
That cute little bugger above certainly looks innocent enough, but it might have been spreading some pretty detailed gossip behind your back. Leaf-driver Casey Halverson was playing around with the RS...
05:40 pm EDT - Thu, June 16, 2011
Engadget Adobe Air bids adieu to Linux, shifts focus to mobile
Well, Linux users, say goodbye to Air. Adobe has announced that version 2.7 will be your last official release and, going forward, you'll have to rely on kind-hearted souls willing to fire up the Linu...
05:13 pm EDT - Thu, June 16, 2011
Engadget Harvard's Kilobot project does swarm robots on the cheap (video)
We've certainly seen plenty of swarm robots before, but few of those are cheap enough to let you easily build something that can truly be called a "swarm." These so-called Kilobots developed by Harvar...
04:51 pm EDT - Thu, June 16, 2011
Engadget Google helps you manage your online identity, justify those vanity Alerts
You know that Google Alert you set up to ping you every time someone mentions your name on the internet? Don't worry, that wasn't self-centered or anything, you were just protecting your online id...
04:30 pm EDT - Thu, June 16, 2011
Engadget Kinect for Windows SDK beta launches, wants PC users to get a move on
We've been waiting for confirmation on yesterday's rumor, about Microsoft's motion-sensing Xbox 360 peripheral coming to PCs, and now we have it. MS has just now released a software development kit (S...
04:03 pm EDT - Thu, June 16, 2011
Engadget Deep Shot transfers open websites from desktop to mobile, sans wizardry
When we first read about Deep Shot, we were admittedly dumbfounded, but equally impressed. The "technology" allows you to "capture" the current state of a website on your desktop and transfer it to a ...
03:42 pm EDT - Thu, June 16, 2011
Engadget Apple patent application highlights location-based social networking, encourages intimate pinging
Making friends is hard. Apple knows this. In fact, the company outlined such difficulty in a newly surfaced patent, highlighting the sort of "long and awkward conversation" sometimes required to disco...
03:23 pm EDT - Thu, June 16, 2011
Engadget Dolby sues RIM over alleged patent infringement, seeks injunction in 7.1 surround
There's a new patent war brewing on both sides of the Atlantic, now that Dolby has filed a set of lawsuits against RIM. At issue is the audio compression technology RIM uses in its BlackBerry phones a...
03:01 pm EDT - Thu, June 16, 2011
Engadget Fujitsu releases F-022 flip phone for women who like to smell good
Because they're brutish and sweaty, most men don't have a problem with their phone's naturally metallic musk, but "20 to 40 year-old women with a well-developed sense of fashion" apparently do. That's...
02:37 pm EDT - Thu, June 16, 2011
Engadget JVC Kaboom adds a guitar input, dares you to get the band back together
New audio input capabilities are nothing new for JVC, but soon you'll be able to show off your guitar chops alongside whatever bands you choose to idolize -- so long as you're kosher with rocking a bo...
02:14 pm EDT - Thu, June 16, 2011
Engadget Parrot AR.Drone floats into damaged New Zealand cathedral, returns with haunting video
Whenever disaster strikes, robots are among the first to scope out the damage. Rarely, however, do they return with footage as eerie as what this Parrot AR.Drone recorded in Christchurch, New Zealand....
01:49 pm EDT - Thu, June 16, 2011
Engadget Caption Contest: iPad hat is so last season
Fashion genius or major faux pas? Obviously the latter. Really, who would be seen in public wearing last year's iPad on their head? This woman, apparently, who donned a particularly feathery c...
01:13 pm EDT - Thu, June 16, 2011
Engadget NC State builds self-healing structural stress sensor, moves on to other alliterative projects
"Sensor, heal thyself," goes an old saying, and North Carolina State University researchers have given it a new spin. Structural stress monitors can break during, say, an earthquake or explosion: just...
12:48 pm EDT - Thu, June 16, 2011
Engadget Adafruit's iCufflinks pulsate with the power of your Mac love
Men have struggled for millennia to find the most immediate visual signifiers for their wealth and status. Adafruit Industries has now added to their list of choices with a set of iCufflinks that disp...
12:25 pm EDT - Thu, June 16, 2011
Engadget IBM turns 100, brags about bench pressing more than companies half its age
IBM is quite possibly the only tech company around that might have genuine difficulty whittling a list of its industry defining contributions down to a mere 100. And it's an impressively diverse colle...
12:00 pm EDT - Thu, June 16, 2011
Engadget Acer unveils Aspire Ethos laptops built to please eyes and ears in the US and Canada
We got acquainted with Acer's new Aspire Ethos 8951G and 5951G laptops a week ago, and told you all about its hot hardware and its £999 price in the UK. Well, now these marvelous multimedia mach...
11:36 am EDT - Thu, June 16, 2011
Engadget Siloheutte-spoiling USB host adapter arrives for the Galaxy Tab 10.1
Hot on the heels of Honeycomb 3.1 and its USB hosting capabilities, Samsung's US site has just listed a $20 USB adapter for the Galaxy Tab 10.1. The stubby add-on won't do anything for your Tab's slen...
11:36 am EDT - Thu, June 16, 2011
Engadget Silhouette-spoiling USB host adapter arrives for the Galaxy Tab 10.1
Hot on the heels of Honeycomb 3.1 and its USB hosting capabilities, Samsung's US site has just listed a $20 USB adapter for the Galaxy Tab 10.1. The stubby add-on won't do anything for your Tab's slen...
11:07 am EDT - Thu, June 16, 2011
Engadget Lenovo ThinkPad tablet coming in summer with Android, Windows slate later in the year
So we already know Lenovo has designs on bringing the LePad westwards in the form of the IdeaPad K1, but now the company's also revealed plans to deliver a Think-branded Android slate to the market, a...
10:33 am EDT - Thu, June 16, 2011
Engadget Dual-screen LG Android phone shows up in the wild, poses more questions than it answers
A little shindig held by Orange in the UK has unearthed a T-Mobile-branded LG device that we've never seen before. It features a display of moderate size and resolution, which slides up to reveal a sp...
10:01 am EDT - Thu, June 16, 2011
Engadget O2 UK spurns BlackBerry PlayBook, cites issues with 'end to end customer experience'
Today is the PlayBook's official launch day in the UK, but one of the island kingdom's biggest mobile players won't be taking part. O2 has apparently been reaching out to subscribers who've expressed ...
09:21 am EDT - Thu, June 16, 2011
Engadget Polk enters the headphone game with sporty, generic ear-speakers
It seems the Polk folk have had their fill of iPod docks, shower speakers, and soundbars, and are hungry for a new market: headphones. The outfit aims to "change the sonic landscape" (their words) for...
08:28 am EDT - Thu, June 16, 2011
Engadget Toshiba SCiB to be used in Mitsubishi i-MiEV, recharge to 80 percent in just 15 minutes
Toshiba's SCiB (Super Charge Ion Battery) technology has long been the source of great hope and anticipation in electronics circles, but it's never quite delivered the world-changing retail products t...
07:49 am EDT - Thu, June 16, 2011
Engadget Griffin's Beacon for iOS devices now shipping, post-remote living for just $80
Sure, you could get a Peel Fruit to turn your iPhone into a universal remote, but if you want a totally wire-free solution Griffin's Beacon is finally available as an alternative. If you'll recall, th...
06:54 am EDT - Thu, June 16, 2011
Engadget Intel's 710 'Lyndonville' and 720 'Ramsdale' SSDs see full spec leak well ahead of release
You may recall Intel's 710 "Lyndonville" and 720 "Ramsdale" enterprise SSDs outted by a leaked roadmap back in April, but details were as thin as high mountain air. Luckily, German site Computer Base ...
06:00 am EDT - Thu, June 16, 2011
Engadget Yahoo App Search, AppSpot make sense of App Store and Android Market
It's a common problem, really. You crack open your app haven of choice, stumble around for a few moments, and back out in frustration -- it's yet another round of Angry Birds instead of toying with so...
03:37 am EDT - Thu, June 16, 2011
Engadget ITRI touchscreen technology lets you pinch-to-zoom boob tubes of any size (video)
Turning a plain old display into a multi-touch affair isn't exactly a groundbreaking feat, but we're still drooling over the Industrial Technology Research Institute's (ITRI) latest touchscreen enable...
02:31 am EDT - Thu, June 16, 2011
Engadget Kinect for Windows SDK beta to roll out tomorrow?
Microsoft's been talking up its forthcoming Kinect for Windows SDK for quite a while now, and it looks like developers might soon finally be able to get their hands on it. According to WinRumors, Micr...
01:28 am EDT - Thu, June 16, 2011
Engadget Sony Music Unlimited hits Android, hopes you don't know why 'Qriocity' sounds so familiar
Sony didn't make a big to do about the arrival of its Music Unlimited service on Android -- perhaps it's the fact that the market for streaming music on mobile devices is getting a bit crowded these d...
12:43 am EDT - Thu, June 16, 2011
Engadget Toshiba adds 19 incher to battery-powered TV line, squeezes in 1Seg tuner
So, those 32- and 24-inch, battery-packing Power TV sets were a little too unwieldy for you, huh? We understand, and so does Toshiba, that's why the company is downsizing its outlet-independent li...
11:41 pm EDT - Wed, June 15, 2011
Engadget HTC EVO 3D review
The first time we saw the rumored Supersonic we were blown away. HTC and Google had just wowed us with the Nexus One, and here we were looking at something even better -- a 4.3-inch phone with WiMAX w...
11:35 pm EDT - Wed, June 15, 2011
Engadget HTC EVO View 4G review
It's not often that we feel a keen sense of déjà vu while writing a review, but here we are. The EVO View 4G ($399.99) is a first, but also something you've most definitely seen before. ...
11:31 pm EDT - Wed, June 15, 2011
Engadget Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V reviewed, scores top rating on Photography Blog
With PSN issues abound, April and May were certainly not banner months for Sony. Things are looking up for the electronics maker in June, however, with well-received PlayStation Vita and NEX-C3 camera...
11:01 pm EDT - Wed, June 15, 2011
Engadget Sony S1 and S2 tablets hitting Europe in September?
Last time we heard talk of a Sony tablet, the company was confirming our suspicions aboutthe existence of the S1 and S2, giving the distinctive Android devices a broad global release time frame of thi...
10:43 pm EDT - Wed, June 15, 2011
Engadget Columbia's Omni Freeze Ice tech cools you down when the weather heats up
Air-conditioning in cars and houses keeps us comfy in the summertime, but once we step into the great outdoors, it's much harder to beat the heat. Columbia, which gave us electric jackets and boots to...
10:01 pm EDT - Wed, June 15, 2011
Engadget Archos Arnova 7 hits the FCC, brings new hope to penny-pinching tablet enthusiasts
For those who like their Android tablets cheap, it looks like Archos is ready to unleash yet another budget-friendly addition to the Arnova family stateside. The Arnova 7 slate has just graced the FCC...
09:36 pm EDT - Wed, June 15, 2011
Engadget Google Sync adds mail server search, appointment confirmation to native iOS apps
Google Sync has pushed Gmail messages, calendar updates, and contacts to iOS since its launch in 2009, but this half-baked solution previously lacked some key functionality. Beginning today, users can...
09:09 pm EDT - Wed, June 15, 2011
Engadget Samsung Exhibit 4G and Gravity Smart coming to T-Mobile on June 22nd, Dart available today
Not a lot of surprises here, but T-Mobile has just confirmed a pair of earlier rumors surrounding three different Android-based phones from Samsung. That includes the Samsung Exhibit 4G and Gravity Sm...
08:47 pm EDT - Wed, June 15, 2011
Engadget Sony updates Vaio C series with subtler shades, E models go Sandy Bridge
Sony's mainstream E and C series of laptops are getting a bit of an update with some new color options and updated processors in the case of E series. The 14-, 15.5-, and 17.3-inch Vaio E models are f...
08:25 pm EDT - Wed, June 15, 2011
Engadget HTC Sensation 4G now available at T-Mobile, $150 if you order online
Walmart shoppers may have been able to get their hands on the phone a few days early but, as promised, everyone else can now snag the HTC Sensation 4G direct from T-Mobile. What's more, while the list...
08:06 pm EDT - Wed, June 15, 2011
Engadget DataBot mouse and HDD concepts give weight to files, encourage data purges (video)
Mice have been a computing mainstay since pretty close to the dawn of the PC, but they don't offer much in terms of information about the on-screen data you're interacting with. What if they featured ...
07:43 pm EDT - Wed, June 15, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry PlayBook hits UK one day ahead of schedule
We already knew that RIM's PlayBook was on its way to the UK on June 16th, but antsy BlackBerry fans can now get their hands on the tab one day early. Phones 4u has just announced that it's stocking t...
06:55 pm EDT - Wed, June 15, 2011
Engadget Shenzhen mobile phone market: going deeper inside Huaqiangbei
It's safe to say that most of our readers are accustomed to phone shops that are well lit, fairly spacious, and not peppered with KIRF products. But if you're feeling adventurous and want to take a di...
06:32 pm EDT - Wed, June 15, 2011
Engadget Samsung Series 5 Chromebook now shipping in Arctic White -- Titan Silver edition still to come
We already knew it was coming -- Samsung hasn't been particularly shy about its teasing -- but the big day has finally arrived, and the Series 5 Chromebook is now officially shipping to those eagerly ...
06:10 pm EDT - Wed, June 15, 2011
Engadget Battery-less transmitters pave the way for wireless baby sensors
The radio waves that saturate the air around us may, or may not, give us headaches and cancer, but we can tell you for certain they're capable of powering tiny wireless chips. Renesas Electronics Corp...
05:51 pm EDT - Wed, June 15, 2011
Engadget US DOJ greenlights Google's $900 million bid for Nortel patents; Apple, RIM also interested
It looks like Google will be able to bid on Nortel's patent portfolio after all, now that the Department of Justice has weighed in on the matter. According to the Wall Street Journal, El Goog's $900 m...
05:21 pm EDT - Wed, June 15, 2011
Engadget LG trots out ultraslim Nano Full LED TVs, polarized Cinema 3D sets
The never-ending battle between active and polarizing 3D alternatives still isn't anywhere near its impossible-to-determine finale, but it's pretty clear that LG's intent on supporting the latter. Tho...
04:53 pm EDT - Wed, June 15, 2011
Engadget Elusive Galaxy Tab 8.9 hitting Nordic countries in September
Samsung today issued a slew of press releases announcing the arrival of new tablets in Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and Norway. The news, naturally, focuses on the company's flashy Galaxy Tab 10.1, which...
04:31 pm EDT - Wed, June 15, 2011
Engadget Olivetti's OliPad 110 tablet runs on Honeycomb, olive oil
Just a few months after unleashing what it called Italy's first tablet, Olivetti is turning its attention to what might be Italy's first tablet upgrade -- the OliPad 110. Much like its predecessor, th...
04:00 pm EDT - Wed, June 15, 2011
Engadget Console vs. PC redux: how mobile gaming will reshape the industry (again)
They're a growing threat, these simple games with their simple designs, simple controls, and simple graphics. They don't offer the full, premium experience that the real gamers want. They aren't hardc...
03:39 pm EDT - Wed, June 15, 2011
Engadget HP messes with our brains, files six new TouchPad trademarks
HP has filed a bunch of TouchPad-related trademarks all in one go, and they must something, right? The USPTO database shows a TouchPad7, TouchPadGo, TouchPadFlex, TouchPadTwin, TouchPadGeo and Tou...
03:11 pm EDT - Wed, June 15, 2011
Engadget Best Buy adds $50 dock to its collection of HTC Flyer accessories
Surely by now you've recouped that $80 you begrudgingly forked over for your Flyer stylus, right? Good. Because the parade of accessories for the 7-inch slate continues. Now, Best Buy's selling a ...
02:49 pm EDT - Wed, June 15, 2011
Engadget Google and Slooh Space Camera make today's lunar eclipse viewable worldwide
As you may or may not be aware, there's a lunar eclipse today, and it turns out Google's decided to do something a little special this time for those not able to see it outside for themselves -- or th...
02:49 pm EDT - Wed, June 15, 2011
Engadget Google and Slooh Space Camera make today's lunar eclipse viewable worldwide (video)
As you may or may not be aware, there's a lunar eclipse today, and it turns out Google's decided to do something a little special this time for those not able to see it outside for themselves -- or th...
02:22 pm EDT - Wed, June 15, 2011
Engadget Verizon prolongs its free hotspot party on 4G LTE phones, but then what?
If you've been maxing out on Verizon's mobile hotspot offer that came with your new Samsung Droid Charge, HTC Thunderbolt or LG Revolution, then do carry on. The offer has been extended again, letting...
01:54 pm EDT - Wed, June 15, 2011
Engadget Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11.5 updates your Facebook, turns your iPhone into a wireless mic
All your sci-fi dreams of being able to talk to your gadgets and have the do your bidding are slowly becoming a reality. Nuance, the company behind Dragon NaturallySpeaking, has been at the forefront ...
01:33 pm EDT - Wed, June 15, 2011
Engadget HTC Kingdom soars into FCC's database, WiMAX radio signals a Sprint release
Up until now, all we've had to go on were leaked Blurrycam photos and a few morsels "from the inside." Now, however, HTC's going to have an awfully difficult time denying the existence of its so-calle...
01:00 pm EDT - Wed, June 15, 2011
Engadget Shazam adds LyricPlay, lets you act like you knew the words to that song all along
Remember the song that was playing at the bar last night that you just had to know the name of? You busted out the iPhone and fired up Shazam to tag that sucker, and now that you've got it in your...
12:49 pm EDT - Wed, June 15, 2011
Engadget HTC pulls a 180, now says Gingerbread is coming to Desire
So, here's the tally: as of June 14th, there's just "not enough memory" in the Desire for Gingerbread to run properly. As of the 15th, however, there is. We won't pretend to understand what changed so...
12:49 pm EDT - Wed, June 15, 2011
Engadget HTC pulls a 180, now says Gingerbread is coming to Desire (updated)
So, here's the tally: as of June 14th, there's just "not enough memory" in the Desire for Gingerbread to run properly. As of the 15th, however, there is. We won't pretend to understand what changed so...
12:20 pm EDT - Wed, June 15, 2011
Engadget Wii U will not play DVDs or Blu-ray, Iwata says
Planning to replace that aging Blu-ray player with a Wii U? Not so fast. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata says the gaming console won't play DVD or Blu-ray discs, due to patent licensing fees.Wii U...
12:10 pm EDT - Wed, June 15, 2011
Engadget Microsoft's ergonomically alliterative Comfort Curve Keyboard makes a contoured comeback
Like a vinyl record left out in the sun too long, Microsoft's Comfort Curve Keyboard has returned, albeit slightly more warped than before. The ergonomic peripheral is an attempt to improve the comfor...
11:36 am EDT - Wed, June 15, 2011
Engadget Acer lowers forecast for tablet, notebook shipments, blames limping European economy
Acer had high hopes for 2011, but it looks like its expectations may have been a bit too optimistic. Today, the company issued revised forecasts for shipments of its tablet PCs, predicting to move bet...
10:42 am EDT - Wed, June 15, 2011
Engadget Starbucks rolls out mobile payment app for Android users, java junkies
After having already introduced its own iOS app, Starbucks has now decided to bring mobile mocha payments to Android users, as well. With the free Starbucks for Android app, all you have to do is add ...
09:57 am EDT - Wed, June 15, 2011
Engadget DIY Virtual Boy arcade cabinet costs only a headache to play
As you may have noticed, we have a bit of a soft spot for Nintendo's other 3D device, the Virtual Boy -- despite its many, many flaws. So, it seems, does DIYer Tighe Lory, who liked the oddball consol...
09:15 am EDT - Wed, June 15, 2011
Engadget Windows Phone beta app plays nice with WHS 2011, streams media from your network
Fancy accessing your Windows Home Server directly from your Windows Phone? Then you might want to experiment with the Phone Connector add-in for WHS 2011 beta (aka Vail). This lets you connect you...
08:26 am EDT - Wed, June 15, 2011
Engadget Warner brings Pay-Per-View, Video on Demand to China, hopes people will actually pay for it
Piracy may run rampant in China, but that hasn't stopped Warner Bros. from launching the country's first national Pay-Per-View and Video on Demand service. Under the program, movies like Harry Potter ...
06:59 am EDT - Wed, June 15, 2011
Engadget Droid 2 Global gets Gingerbread, customizable dock and more in latest update from Verizon
Droid 2 Global users, your moment in the Gingerbread sun has arrived. Verizon's put up a page with download instructions for a 103MB update, taking your QWERTY slider from version 2.4.330 to 4.5.600. ...
06:59 am EDT - Wed, June 15, 2011
Engadget Droid 2 Global gets Gingerbread, customizable dock and more in latest update from Verizon (update: US version, too)
Droid 2 Global users, your moment in the Gingerbread sun has arrived. Verizon's put up a page with download instructions for a 103MB update, taking your QWERTY slider from version 2.4.330 to 4.5.600. ...
06:25 am EDT - Wed, June 15, 2011
Engadget Western Digital Nomad case protects your My Passport drive from falls, spills, and curious lizards
It's possible -- likely, even -- that you're reading this while jumping out of a plane, wrestling a mountain lion, or having some equally hardcore adventure. If so, you're just the type of active cons...
05:12 am EDT - Wed, June 15, 2011
Engadget Nintendo Wii U console shown off in its bright, minimalistic entirety
Nintendo hasn't been too keen on letting us mere mortals stroke the Wii U, as no amount of coins could unlock the console's cabinet at E3. Surprisingly though, Inside Games managed to get up close and...
03:47 am EDT - Wed, June 15, 2011
Engadget D-Link MainStage WiDi 2.0 adapter puts your laptop on the TV, is less dangerous than it sounds
It was only a matter of time before D-Link entered the WiDi fray. Even though Intel is pushing manufacturers to pack the wireless display tech into practically every laptop (and even a few tablets), o...
02:16 am EDT - Wed, June 15, 2011
Engadget N-Control Avenger Xbox 360 attachment makes it look complicated, we go hands-on (video)
At first glance, the N-Control Avenger looks like the fevered dream of a quirky lunatic, destined for fame and failure as a legendary crapgadget. When one showed up on our doorstep, we were admittedly...
12:47 am EDT - Wed, June 15, 2011
Engadget DXG 3D camera costs 70 bucks, or just three easy payments of $23.99
Oh, so your infant's first words were "3D camera," were they? Now you can reward your little princess with her first cam without needing to switch to store-brand baby food -- after turning off the...
11:20 pm EDT - Tue, June 14, 2011
Engadget AI competition pits Ms. Pac-Man against ghosts in the Manichean struggle of our time (video)
While the world breathlessly awaits the Pac-Man reality TV show, the University of Essex held a programming competition starring that other yellow chomper. The Ms. Pac-Man vs. Ghost Team contest pitte...
10:17 pm EDT - Tue, June 14, 2011
Engadget Brando's iPad 2 telescope is perfect for watching the next Apple keynote
If you're like us, you've spent entirely too much time wondering how the movie Rear Window might have played out differently, had someone just handed Jimmy Stewart's character an iPad to play with. Wi...
09:49 pm EDT - Tue, June 14, 2011
Engadget Comcast to show off new Xfinity guide with Facebook tie-ins Thursday (video)
Thanks to one of our readers getting an early install, we've already dug deep into Comcast's next generation Xfinity TV DVR, but on Thursday Brian Roberts will show it off in full (along with "new bro...
09:49 pm EDT - Tue, June 14, 2011
Engadget Comcast to show off new Xfinity TV guide with Facebook tie-ins, Intel CPU Thursday (video)
Thanks to one of our readers getting an early install, we've already dug deep into Comcast's next generation Xfinity TV DVR, but on Thursday Brian Roberts will show it off in full (along with "new bro...
09:17 pm EDT - Tue, June 14, 2011
Engadget 23-Inch NEC MultiSync EX231Wp makes desktop displays a little bit greener
If you remember last year's EX231W (note the lack of "p") then you pretty much know all you need to about the company's latest business-class 23-incher, the EX231Wp. It's got the same 14.6mm bezel, 25...
08:47 pm EDT - Tue, June 14, 2011
Engadget Shocker! Gamer behavior is actually quite predictable
Isn't it curious how you always crack open a beer before settling in for some GTA? Or how you tend to put an anxious hand over your wallet when logging onto PSN? No soldier, it is not curious....
08:17 pm EDT - Tue, June 14, 2011
Engadget Nintendo's Iwata talks about Wii U's place in the living room
Nintendo took some inspiration from the TV remote for its Wii controller, and it apparently thinks its new Wii U controller could well be the "TV remote of the future." That's just one tidbit from All...
07:44 pm EDT - Tue, June 14, 2011
Engadget Keepin' it real fake: Xperia Arc KIRF has KIRFy dual-core processor (video)
Is that 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8255-powered Xperia Arc just too darn fast? We may have just the KIRF you're looking for. A simple phone with a simple name: the "DR." This petite pretender shaves 0.2-inc...
07:14 pm EDT - Tue, June 14, 2011
Engadget Garmin to purchase Navigon, plans to complete acquisition by late July
News of Garmin's plans to acquire Navigon leaked out earlier this month, but we now have official word that the GPS giant will bring the smaller German company under its wing beginning in late July. P...
06:42 pm EDT - Tue, June 14, 2011
Engadget Apple retail chief Ron Johnson takes his empire-building genius to J.C. Penney
You may not know the name Ron Johnson, but you're definitely familiar with his work -- this is the man who built Apple's retail empire. Eleven years ago Jobs brought Johnson on to create the first App...
06:09 pm EDT - Tue, June 14, 2011
Engadget Astro MixAmp 5.8 review
We all know that cabled cans are king when it comes to tonal accuracy. The convenience of cord cutting can't be denied, however, and there are ways to free your headphones from their physical bonds. A...
05:32 pm EDT - Tue, June 14, 2011
Engadget Google announces Search by Image, Search by Voice for desktop
Google's done a ton of talking about search at its Inside Search event today, and two of the biggest new developments are on the desktop. It's just announced that Android-style Search by Voice is head...
05:32 pm EDT - Tue, June 14, 2011
Engadget Google announces Search by Image and Voice Search for desktop, revamped mobile search
Google's done a ton of talking about search at its Inside Search event today, and two of the biggest new developments are on the desktop. It's just announced that Android-style Voice Search is headed ...
05:26 pm EDT - Tue, June 14, 2011
Engadget New York Times, OpinionLab sue Lodsys seeking declaratory judgement
Indie developers turned to the Web hours after receiving warning letters from Lodsys last month, but larger devs took a more traditional approach, leaving the communication and finger-pointing to lawy...
04:53 pm EDT - Tue, June 14, 2011
Engadget HTC Desire tries to catch Gingerbread, can't keep up
After months attempting to bring the Desire up to speed with Android 2.3, HTC is throwing in the towel, and it doesn't have much more than a comments section full of disappointed handset owners to sho...
04:24 pm EDT - Tue, June 14, 2011
Engadget Wii U has last-gen Radeon inside, still more powerful than PS3 and Xbox 360
Slowly, but surely, we're starting to piece together what's going on inside that mysterious white box known as the Wii U. IBM was a little coy about the multi-core CPU it was providing, but did tantal...
04:24 pm EDT - Tue, June 14, 2011
Engadget Wii U has last-gen Radeon inside, still more advanced than PS3 and Xbox 360
Slowly, but surely, we're starting to piece together what's going on inside that mysterious white box known as the Wii U. IBM was a little coy about the multi-core CPU it was providing, but did tantal...
03:59 pm EDT - Tue, June 14, 2011
Engadget USB power pot uses excess heat to charge your gadgets
Most stoves produce heat that far exceeds the temperature necessary to boil water, but TES NewEnergy has found a way to convert that excess energy into power, which can subsequently be used to charge ...
03:29 pm EDT - Tue, June 14, 2011
Engadget Arris' cable technology teases us with 4.5Gbps download speeds
Think your cable connection's fast? Arris thinks it could be a lot faster. At today's NCTA Cable Show in Chicago, the company will demo a new system that can support download speeds of 4.5Gbps, an...
02:44 pm EDT - Tue, June 14, 2011
Engadget In Iceland, constitutions are written on Facebook
Ah, Iceland -- home to the Blue Lagoon, Sigur Rós and, most recently, crowdsourced constitutionalism. With its economy still reeling from the 2009 financial crisis, the country has begun hammer...
02:07 pm EDT - Tue, June 14, 2011
Engadget Batcopter UAV observes anti-collision bat behavior, crashes into ground (video)
If you wander out into a gaggle of fellow humans in total darkness, chances are you're going to bump into one or two. Such is not the case for bats, which do much of their hunting after the sun sets. ...
01:26 pm EDT - Tue, June 14, 2011
Engadget Sony tears down Bloggie 3D, iFixit helps (video)
We all knew it would come to this, right? Tech corporations have apparently taken a cue from the blogosphere and started tearing down their own devices for all the world to see. Sony's in-house ga...
12:57 pm EDT - Tue, June 14, 2011
Engadget Toshiba's Camileo P100 and B10 continue their world tour, arrive stateside
We're pretty sure that most of the attention Toshiba receives today will center around the handful of laptops it unveiled this morning (particularly this handsome guy). But the outfit also managed to ...
12:28 pm EDT - Tue, June 14, 2011
Engadget Kobo eReader Touch does more than words, handles Sudoku and web browsing on the side (video)
The Nook WiFi may have been rooted to play Angry Birds, but Kobu's competing eReader Touch Edition can apparently show off its gaming capabilities with factory settings. It turns out that aside from t...
11:59 am EDT - Tue, June 14, 2011
Engadget Blake Griffin gets Vizio Tablet before you can, proves famous people get special treatment
Being Blake Griffin has its perks -- he's NBA Rookie of the Year and a millionaire, plus he's got the adoration of millions and the ability to posterize fools with prodigious power dunks. He also got ...
11:59 am EDT - Tue, June 14, 2011
Engadget Blake Griffin gets Vizio Tablet before you can, proves famous people get special treatment (updated)
Being Blake Griffin has its perks -- he's NBA Rookie of the Year and a millionaire, plus he's got the adoration of millions and the ability to posterize fools with prodigious power dunks. He also got ...
11:09 am EDT - Tue, June 14, 2011
Engadget Huawei MediaPad debuts in weird, confusing video ad
There's a fine balance to be struck when you want to drum up interest in a device but not release too much information before its official launch. Huawei did that very nicely with its first MediaPad t...
10:48 am EDT - Tue, June 14, 2011
Engadget Comcast invites Skype into its cable boxes, mobile apps
The latest announcement at the 2011 Cable Show comes from the seemingly unlikely pairing of Comcast and Skype, who have arranged to enable video calls through the cable box. All it takes is a camera, ...
09:57 am EDT - Tue, June 14, 2011
Engadget Project Blox is like any other toy that comes with 300 pages of documentation (video)
If your kid (or inner kid) turns their nose up at those delectable Sifteo Cubes, it'll obviously be because they want open source smart building blocks instead. So oblige the budding geek with Project...
09:01 am EDT - Tue, June 14, 2011
Engadget Sony PlayStation Vita's removable memory looks like it's an SD card, but it isn't
Sony's seen fit to tell us many of the PlayStation Vita's specs, how much it'll cost ($249 for WiFi, $299 for 3G), and who gets it (everyone). Amidst all the hullabaloo at E3 2011, however, we missed ...
08:12 am EDT - Tue, June 14, 2011
Engadget Logitech lets loose HD webcam C615, $80 gets you video chatting in 720p
So, you're looking to up your video chatting game using SkypeHD, but found that little camera in the lid of your laptop can't cut the mustard? Good news, friend, because Logitech's latest HD webca...
08:00 am EDT - Tue, June 14, 2011
Engadget Logitech lets loose HD webcam C615, $80 gets you video chatting in 720p
So, you're looking to up your video chatting game using SkypeHD, but found that little camera in the lid of your laptop can't cut the mustard? Good news, friend, because Logitech's latest HD webca...
07:55 am EDT - Tue, June 14, 2011
Engadget Apple starts selling unlocked iPhone 4 for $649
Not that it'll do you much good in the US -- an unlocked iPhone 4 will still only work on AT&T's network -- but Apple has just started selling its prized smartphone without any carrier partiality ...
07:44 am EDT - Tue, June 14, 2011
Engadget Airbus' plane of the future will harvest energy from passengers, earn Agent Smith's approval (video)
Airbus has been consulting its crystal ball recently and its findings have now been shared with the world in the shape of a new concept plane. Looking entirely detached from the economic and physical ...
07:00 am EDT - Tue, June 14, 2011
Engadget Toshiba outs blingtastic Qosmio X770 for the US market, new P, C, and L series laptops
See that refined beast? You're looking at the Toshiba Qosmio X770 -- that European gaming behemoth we ogled from afar last month -- and in a matter of weeks, it'll continue its world tour to land ...
06:34 am EDT - Tue, June 14, 2011
Engadget HP upgrades 11 Pavilion and ProBook laptops to AMD Llano APUs
Llano laptops are like buses. You wait two years for just one to arrive and then eleven come out at once. Yep, AMD's long-awaited hybrid CPU / GPU has finally gone official today and HP is wasting no ...
05:08 am EDT - Tue, June 14, 2011
Engadget Apple and Nokia patent litigation ends in Nokia's favor
It's over. The patent battle between Nokia and Apple just ended not with an injunction, but with a press release citing a license agreement and payments from Apple to Espoo. The specifics of the agree...
05:08 am EDT - Tue, June 14, 2011
Engadget Apple and Nokia patent dispute ends with license agreement, Apple payments
It's over. The patent battle between Nokia and Apple just ended not with an injunction, but with a press release citing a license agreement and payments from Apple to Espoo. The specifics of the agree...
04:01 am EDT - Tue, June 14, 2011
Engadget Acer intros revamped desktops, 23-inch multitouch display for kids with ginormous dorm rooms
Last week, Acer unveiled a handful of back-to-school laptops, and today, the outfit's showing off gear for kids who've got a teensy bit more room in the dorms. The company just trotted out a pair of d...
03:43 am EDT - Tue, June 14, 2011
Engadget AMD's Fusion A-Series chips official: 10.5-hour battery life, DirectX11 graphics, and USB 3.0 support (video)
AMD's Llano platform has been on our radar for more than two years, and finally, the company has come clean with its latest class of hybrid CPU / GPU chips, officially dubbed the Fusion A-Series. Unli...
03:43 am EDT - Tue, June 14, 2011
Engadget AMD's Fusion A-Series chips official: 10.5-hour battery life, DirectX 11 graphics, and USB 3.0 support (video)
AMD's Llano platform has been on our radar for more than two years, and finally, the company has come clean with its latest class of hybrid CPU / GPU chips, officially dubbed the Fusion A-Series. Unli...
03:01 am EDT - Tue, June 14, 2011
Engadget Swype 3.0 gets Honeycomb support, intense promo video (video)
The folks at Swype sure know how to get our attention. The Android keyboard app has always inspired us to get a bit dramatic, but we had no idea that predictive text and moveable QWERTY pads were this...
02:02 am EDT - Tue, June 14, 2011
Engadget More iOS 5 features get their moment in the beta testing sun
Steve Jobs and co. showed off all kinds of cool new features during the debut of iOS 5 at WWDC earlier this month. We had the chance to take a few of them for a spin, when we tested the beta build of ...
01:17 am EDT - Tue, June 14, 2011
Engadget Nintendo finally sells millionth 3DS unit in Japan, lives in the shadow of older brother
A million in (Japanese) sales is a far cry from failure, but even big daddy Satoru Iwata admits the 3DS isn't quite living up to expectations. Nintendo's tenderfoot handheld finally hit the mark after...
12:33 am EDT - Tue, June 14, 2011
Engadget Panasonic plans to expand GF line, return to serious shooter roots
We know some of you have been a little disappointed in Panasonic's GF line of Micro Four Thirds cams as they've shed advanced features and become more "consumer friendly" -- terrifying words for any s...
11:53 pm EDT - Mon, June 13, 2011
Engadget Motorola Televation turns cable TV into IPTV streams for the whole home
Motorola's latest wares are on display at the 2011 Cable Show (we suspect the sluggish cable boxes actually in service right now are rarely mentioned) including this "Live Streaming Device" aka Televa...
11:27 pm EDT - Mon, June 13, 2011
Engadget Metamaterial printing method inches us closer to invisibility cloaks
In theory, metamaterials are all kinds of awesome -- they can boost antenna strength, focus lasers, and create invisibility cloaks. But, they've been limited to day dreams lab experiments because prod...
10:42 pm EDT - Mon, June 13, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab spreads wings, flies to premium seats on American Airlines
Move on over, Delta. The 200 iPads at your JFK terminal may entertain some folks waiting to board, but before the years out, American Airlines will start switching out 6,000 in-flight entertainment sy...
10:01 pm EDT - Mon, June 13, 2011
Engadget MSI's SteelSeries keyboard-equipped GT780R, GX780 gaming laptops now available
MSI managed to turn a few heads back in April by building a gaming laptop around SteelSeries keyboard with its GX780, and it's now announced that both it and the higher-end GT780R model are available ...
09:45 pm EDT - Mon, June 13, 2011
Engadget SugarSync adds mobile device management, lets you push digital delights directly to iOS (video)
Apple's iOS is great at displaying content already on a device, but transferring documents from your computer to your iPhone or iPad has traditionally been a tedious, inefficient process. SugarSync's ...
09:23 pm EDT - Mon, June 13, 2011
Engadget $99 Etymotic mc2 earbuds claim market-beating noise isolation, full platform ambivalence
Etymotic specializes in putting inexpensive moving coil drivers inside noise-isolating buds that can, as an optional upgrade, be individually molded via the company's international "Custom-fit" progra...
09:01 pm EDT - Mon, June 13, 2011
Engadget Rotobot mice: the best use of typewriter keys since the typewriter
These fully-functional wireless Rotobot mice from designer Aaron Ristau will make you look seriously cultivated when people drop by your apartment. In our eyes, that means they officially join the est...
08:39 pm EDT - Mon, June 13, 2011
Engadget Researchers shield implants from hackers with wireless charm of protection
Everything can be hacked -- that's an important detail to keep in mind as we start cramming wireless radios into our bodies attached to medical implants. Researchers have been working on ways to prote...
08:11 pm EDT - Mon, June 13, 2011
Engadget NEC makes content addressable memory to take data deposits sans power, RAM green with envy
Wouldn't it be great if system memory was super speedy like RAM and non-volatile like flash? Well, NEC and Tohoku University's new content addressable memory (CAM) has accomplished the trick -- it...
08:11 pm EDT - Mon, June 13, 2011
Engadget NEC makes content addressable memory that takes data deposits sans power, RAM green with envy
Wouldn't it be great if system memory was super speedy like RAM and non-volatile like flash? Well, NEC and Tohoku University's new content addressable memory (CAM) has accomplished the trick -- it...
07:46 pm EDT - Mon, June 13, 2011
Engadget Microsoft job listing hints at annual Windows Phone updates
From the looks of it, a job posting on Microsoft's career site has informally confirmed that Windows Phone is on track to receive "major yearly releases." The idea of pushing a hefty Mango-sized packa...
07:12 pm EDT - Mon, June 13, 2011
Engadget Motorola Droid Milestone 3 gets previewed, Verizon release finally nearing?
The Motorola Droid 3 hasn't exactly been doing the best job of staying under wraps, and it (or the international Milestone 3 variant, to be specific) has now landed in the hands of Chinese website xda...
06:39 pm EDT - Mon, June 13, 2011
Engadget Moneta Onyx phase-change memory prototype can write some data 7x faster than traditional SSDs
As file sizes for many data types continue to grow, smaller chunks are also becoming more ubiquitous, particularly on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, and search tools like Google. These ...
06:00 pm EDT - Mon, June 13, 2011
Engadget Kobo eReader Touch Edition review
When it first announced the launch of its eReader Touch Edition late last month, Kobo referred to itself again and again as the "David" in a reader market full of "Goliaths." It's not difficult to see...
05:41 pm EDT - Mon, June 13, 2011
Engadget Brando's Bombshell MP3 player gives the TSA something new to balk at
Nah, grenade and bomb-shaped PMPs aren't anything new, but we'll confess to never seeing anything quite like this. Hosted up at the always-unpredictable Brando website, the USB Bombshell MP3 Player ac...
05:17 pm EDT - Mon, June 13, 2011
Engadget Sony, Panasonic, others to launch cross-platform e-book service, later this year
Don't look now, but there's some major synergy going on in Japan's e-book market, now that Sony, Panasonic, Rakuten and Kinokuniya have all joined forces on a new digital quest. Today, the quartet of ...
04:49 pm EDT - Mon, June 13, 2011
Engadget YouTube subtly adds HD preview images, logoless playback option
It ain't nearly as monumental as the day that YouTube actually started supporting high-def videos, but it'll certainly make those who routinely upload HD content a bit happier. We're talking about two...
04:23 pm EDT - Mon, June 13, 2011
Engadget HP reportedly in talks with major labels over cloud-based service
We've already seen some rumors of a cloud-syncing music store for the HP TouchPad, not to mention talk of "Music Synergy," and it now looks like there could be some more movement on that front. Accord...
03:54 pm EDT - Mon, June 13, 2011
Engadget ASUS to ship 300,000 Eee Pad Transformers in June, surpass all non-iPad tablet sales
ASUS has had a hard time meeting demand for its Eee Pad Transformer since the device's launch earlier this year, but we clearly don't have component shortages to blame. Jerry Shen, the Taiwanese compa...
03:31 pm EDT - Mon, June 13, 2011
Engadget Boxee users without a Box on PC, Mac or Ubuntu are getting a fall update, open source release
Ever since the Boxee Box was released fans running the software on their PCs have been left by the wayside, but as we expected that changes this fall with updates for the PC, Mac and Ubuntu versions. ...
03:11 pm EDT - Mon, June 13, 2011
Engadget Shocker! The internet is not egalitarian, popular forum posters have it easy
Researchers at the University of Georgia analyzed six years' worth of Usenet posts, and you know what they discovered? Life ain't fair. The most popular two percent of posters who started discussi...
02:44 pm EDT - Mon, June 13, 2011
Engadget Fits.me imitates ladies of all shapes and sizes, tries clothes on for you (video)
Unless you're in the rather strange habit of going to stores, trying on clothes, and returning home to purchase them online, you never know how they look on you until the package arrives on your doors...
02:18 pm EDT - Mon, June 13, 2011
Engadget TiVo Premiere Q and Preview boxes are official along with an updated iPad app
An early release over the weekend took any surprise out of the news, but now TiVo has officially announced its plans for the new TiVo Premiere Q and TiVo Preview set-top boxes and an update for its iP...
01:54 pm EDT - Mon, June 13, 2011
Engadget Autodesk 123D solid modeling software hits beta, hobbyists cheer $0.00 pricetag
If you've spent any time whatsoever in SketchUp, there's a better-than-average chance you'll have a ball within Autodesk 123D. The new Windows-based program -- which quietly slid into beta a couple of...
01:29 pm EDT - Mon, June 13, 2011
Engadget The Xsens ForceShoe watches your step, helps you walk better
The technology-laden Xsens ForceShoe might better be described as a sandal. However, if you're the type of bipedal perfectionist who wants to analyze your gait using an array of 6DoF force sensors and...
01:08 pm EDT - Mon, June 13, 2011
Engadget Jaybird JF3 Freedom Bluetooth stereo headset shipping next week, enhanced with new cushions
Jaybird's been pretty quiet about its latest Bluetooth offering. In fact, the company actually sneaked a few of its JF3 Freedom sports headphones into some stores back in April, but they quickly ran o...
12:47 pm EDT - Mon, June 13, 2011
Engadget Sharp begins Eco House evaluation in Japan, aims for eco-friendly tech mecca
Looking at vacation homes in Osaka, are you? If you happen upon a blueprint that looks anything like the crib shown above, we're guessing that it'll cost you a pretty penny. Er, yen. Sharp has jus...
12:24 pm EDT - Mon, June 13, 2011
Engadget Bill Gates' kids 'aren't deprived,' they have Zunes
Bill Gates doesn't give too many interviews, but the Daily Mail's Caroline Graham sure managed to get a lot out of him during their recent sitdown. Gates spent much of the time discussing his global h...
11:56 am EDT - Mon, June 13, 2011
Engadget Logitech G400 optical gaming mouse available for pre-order, wants to replace your aging MX518
It's been almost a decade since Logitech introduced the now revered and oft-imitated MX518 optical gaming mouse, and this mainstay peripheral is finally getting a well-deserved upgrade as the new G400...
11:20 am EDT - Mon, June 13, 2011
Engadget Nintendo 3DS has resistive touchscreen for backwards compatibility, what's the Wii U's excuse?
In case it somehow snuck in under your radar, E3 just happened. The LA-based gaming extravaganza is where Nintendo introduced its next generation of home console, the Wii U, also served as the locatio...
11:01 am EDT - Mon, June 13, 2011
Engadget Scientists produce laser light from human kidney cells, we get in touch with our inner Cyclops
Scientists have just created living laser light out of a human cell and some jellyfish protein, but it's not quite as terrifying as it sounds. Developed by Malte Gather and Seok Hyun Yun at Massachuse...
10:11 am EDT - Mon, June 13, 2011
Engadget Sky Go consolidates live TV streaming on UK PCs and iOS devices next month
Over in the UK, Sky TV is streamlining its efforts to serve up TV channels away from the TV by launching the new Sky Go service July 6th. It combines and replaces the existing online Sky Player and Sk...
09:13 am EDT - Mon, June 13, 2011
Engadget Toshiba Thrive pre-order now live, starts at $430 and ends up in your hands in mid-July
As promised, Toshiba is marking June 13th with pre-order availability of its Thrive Android (3.1!) tablet, a device whose life aspiration and name happen to coincide perfectly. This 10-inch Tegra 2 po...
08:36 am EDT - Mon, June 13, 2011
Engadget PhoneIt-iPad available via Cydia now, claims it'll turn your iPad 3G into a phone (video)
They hacked Facetime onto the iPhone 3GS, and now they've done it again -- the iPhoneIslam team's bringing cellular calling and texting to your jailbroken iPad 3G. We haven't been able to test it for ...
08:03 am EDT - Mon, June 13, 2011
Engadget Codemasters website hacked, 'tens of thousands' of personal accounts compromised
This must be the season of the hacking witch as we've now seen yet another company's online security walls breached. Independent UK games developer Codemasters, responsible for titles like Dirt 3 and ...
07:31 am EDT - Mon, June 13, 2011
Engadget KinectShop concept is ready to televise your shopping revolution (video)
Does anybody actually enjoy the laborious process of trying out clothes? The sheer physical effort, the risk of breaking a sweat... it's just not for us. We're much more comfortable with virtual r...
06:49 am EDT - Mon, June 13, 2011
Engadget Sonic.net starts trial of 1Gbps fiber-to-the-home internet in California, asks just $70
You'll be forgiven for not being intimately familiar with Californian ISP Sonic.net, though we get the feeling you'll also wish it operated a little closer to your abode by the time you're finished re...
06:01 am EDT - Mon, June 13, 2011
Engadget HP rolls out the YouTube carpet for TouchPad slate, prices accessories (video)
Now that HP's TouchPad has a confirmed July 1st release date, the company's going to do its darnedest to make sure you're excited for the slate, and the company's starting off rather well if you ask u...
05:00 am EDT - Mon, June 13, 2011
Engadget Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 official: 12.1 MP, 1080i video, no hot shoe in sight (hands-on)
Last week, we caught a glimpse of the Lumix DMC-GF3, a new addition to Panasonic's ever-growing family of Micro Four Thirds shooters. Turns out, the camera we spied in that YouTube video was legit: th...
05:00 am EDT - Mon, June 13, 2011
Engadget Panasonic Lumix GF3 official: 12.1 MP, 1080i video, no hot shoe in sight (hands-on)
Last week, we caught a glimpse of the Lumix DMC-GF3, a new addition to Panasonic's ever-growing family of Micro Four Thirds shooters. Turns out, the camera we spied in that YouTube video was legit: th...
04:01 am EDT - Mon, June 13, 2011
Engadget Acer ships AMD-powered Revo RL100 HTPC to Americans: $499 and up
Acer actually popped out its Revo RL100 media center right around six months ago, but for those unable to make the trip to Asia, today's the day for getting jovial. Said player is now shipping to the ...
03:53 am EDT - Mon, June 13, 2011
Engadget Droid Charge update brings personal hotspot back in time, adds improvements
Boy, it sure has been a fun ride for Samsung Droid Charge fans. Since the beginning of this month, said LTE phone's been plagued by a rather silly bug: its mobile hotspot feature only works if you set...
02:33 am EDT - Mon, June 13, 2011
Engadget Robots make breakfast for scientists, bide time (video)
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for a growing robot -- it's also an easy and relatively quick way to lull a group of scientists into a false sense of security. Now, we're not saying th...
01:15 am EDT - Mon, June 13, 2011
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: solar train tunnels, refillable battery goop, and the world's first 3D-printed bikini
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. This week green transportation left fossil fuels in the du...
12:44 am EDT - Mon, June 13, 2011
Engadget Marco Tempest's magic show uses iPods to deceive and delight
Marco Tempest calls himself a "technoillusionist" -- he combines magic tricks with the technological artistry (and occasionally the black-turtlenecked panache) of Steve Jobs. We last saw him hacking t...
12:00 am EDT - Mon, June 13, 2011
Engadget Switched On: Apple's cloud conundrum
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.It is hard to believe that Apple has been trying its hand at the Internet services space since the year 2000, when it l...
11:18 pm EDT - Sun, June 12, 2011
Engadget Mac OS X Lion beta reveals "Restart to Safari" browser-only mode
MacRumors was digging through the latest developer beta of Mac OS X Lion when it found a rather intriguing new option -- if you choose "Restart to Safari" on the user lock screen, the computer will re...
11:18 pm EDT - Sun, June 12, 2011
Engadget Mac OS X Lion beta reveals "Restart to Safari" browser-only mode (update: honeypot)
MacRumors was digging through the latest developer beta of Mac OS X Lion when it found a rather intriguing new option -- if you choose "Restart to Safari" on the user lock screen, the computer will re...
10:44 pm EDT - Sun, June 12, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile G2 quietly discontinued, Z-Hinge's future remains unclear
We'd had some indication that the T-Mobile G2 was nearing end of life status, and it looks like that inevitable milestone has already come to pass. According to TmoNews, the HTC-built device was offic...
09:35 pm EDT - Sun, June 12, 2011
Engadget SceneTap app analyzes pubs and clubs in real-time, probably won't score you a Jersey Shore cameo
So, here's the skinny -- when SceneTap launches in a month or so, it'll provide Android and iOS users with a frightening amount of analysis before you hit the town. As the story goes, the startup will...
08:42 pm EDT - Sun, June 12, 2011
Engadget TiVo Premiere Q, Preview boxes bring quad-tuner or non-DVR options to the lineup
In an early preview of TiVo's plans for The Cable Show this week in Chicago, TMCNet has posted information on two new set-top boxes that will be offered by cable operators RCN and Suddenlink. As sugge...
07:29 pm EDT - Sun, June 12, 2011
Engadget DIY iPad photo booth captures the moments you might be too drunk to remember
Tired of the same old PC-enabled photo booth popping up at every wedding, Bar Mitzvah, and Secretary's Day celebration you attend? Well, you're not alone -- a German photographer named Rocco has t...
06:25 pm EDT - Sun, June 12, 2011
Engadget Soundcast's OutCast 3.4 multi-room speaker is so fresh and so clean, clean
Hard to say if there's any real connection between the thing you see getting washed up in the image above and the Dirty South, but does it really matter? The OutCast 3.4 multi-room, multi-source w...
05:21 pm EDT - Sun, June 12, 2011
Engadget HTC Flyer drops by the FCC again, this time with T-Mobile friendly GSM bands
The WiFi-only HTC Flyer tablet touched down last month without a peep from Carly and pals, but those magenta-tinted marketing plans are looking far more likely now -- a GSM-based Flyer just hit the FC...
04:18 pm EDT - Sun, June 12, 2011
Engadget US funds shadow networks, builds 'internet in a suitcase' for repressed protesters
Whether a repressive government, a buggy DNS server or a little old lady is behind your internet outage, it can't be much fun, but the US government sympathizes with your plight if you're dealing with...
03:11 pm EDT - Sun, June 12, 2011
Engadget Post-it sized computer does dual HD decoding (video)
We've seen some tiny PCs, but the (deep breath) Habey SOM-6670 E6XX Tunnel Creek QSeven computer module (phew...) has managed to impress even this crew of jaded tech bloggers. The tiny, Post-it sized ...
01:07 pm EDT - Sun, June 12, 2011
Engadget Spotify signs UMG, only Warner stands in the way of US invasion?
Six months ago, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek couldn't tell us when his subscription streaming music service might launch in the United States, and that won't change today, but apparently there's not much lef...
11:07 am EDT - Sun, June 12, 2011
Engadget Verizon teams with Payfone for one-click mobile web purchases
Verizon's already partnered with AT&T and T-Mobile on the Isis network, but it has fingers in another mobile payment pie -- the Wall Street Journal reports that the carrier's working with Payfone ...
11:07 am EDT - Sun, June 12, 2011
Engadget Verizon teams with Payfone for one-click mobile web purchases (Update: Official)
Verizon's already partnered with AT&T and T-Mobile on the Isis network, but it has fingers in another mobile payment pie -- the Wall Street Journal reports that the carrier's working with Payfone ...
08:01 am EDT - Sun, June 12, 2011
Engadget Virgin Mobile lets Android run Blur-free on the Motorola Triumph
Motorola hopes to rescue its tarnished MOTOBLUR UI with a name-change. We, however, think the rust runs deeper than that -- and it seems we're not alone. Virgin Mobile has decided to give its prepaid ...
05:10 am EDT - Sun, June 12, 2011
Engadget iCloud Communications sues Apple for obvious reasons
You probably know the drill by now -- Cupertino introduces a new product with a name that ostensibly belongs to someone else, and for better or worse that someone decides to take Apple to court. Today...
03:25 am EDT - Sun, June 12, 2011
Engadget Ask Engadget: best (non-gaming) wireless headphones?
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 reader Conception, who has a pr...
02:02 am EDT - Sun, June 12, 2011
Engadget Apple boots Sandy Bridge-based MacBook Air into mass production?
Concord Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is starting to build a bit of a reputation for accurate Apple rumors, so you may be able to take this with a slightly smaller dose of NaCl: Kuo told AppleInside...
02:02 am EDT - Sun, June 12, 2011
Engadget Apple boots Sandy Bridge-based MacBook Air into mass production? (update)
Concord Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is starting to build a bit of a reputation for accurate Apple rumors, so you may be able to take this with a slightly smaller dose of NaCl: Kuo told AppleInside...
12:37 am EDT - Sun, June 12, 2011
Engadget Russian ATM uses voice analysis to tell when you're lying
Credit card applications via automated teller are all the rage abroad these days. That's why Russia's Sberbank is using Speech Technology Center's voice recognition system in its new ATM to tell when ...
11:31 pm EDT - Sat, June 11, 2011
Engadget Heart-rate monitoring belt marks Bluetooth 4.0 milestone, stops to rest for Bluetooth 4.0 phones
Some firsts represent truly monumental achievements. Others, like the world's first production-ready Bluetooth Low Energy heart-rate chest belt, are just a mouthful. This little black belt claims to b...
10:11 pm EDT - Sat, June 11, 2011
Engadget Apple recalls a few Verizon iPad 2s, citing connectivity issues
Several 9to5Mac readers noticed a rather peculiar phenomenon this last week -- their freshly-ordered Verizon iPad 2 units shipped all the way from China just fine, only to boomerang back to sender rig...
10:11 pm EDT - Sat, June 11, 2011
Engadget Apple returns a few Verizon iPad 2s to sender (updated: some got through)
Several 9to5Mac readers noticed a rather peculiar phenomenon this last week -- their freshly-ordered Verizon iPad 2 units shipped all the way from China just fine, only to boomerang back to sender rig...
09:02 pm EDT - Sat, June 11, 2011
Engadget Detroit DIYer cooks up stronger, lighter steel, shames scientists
You'd be forgiven for dismissing an amateur metallurgist if he claimed to have improved upon the presumably perfected technology of steel making. But Flash Bainite, the creation of Detroit entrepreneu...
08:04 pm EDT - Sat, June 11, 2011
Engadget Chevy drops Volt base price by $1,000 for 2012, makes saving the world slightly more affordable
Chevy wants to know what it can do to get you into one of its plug-in hybrids today. A $1,000 price drop? You got it. The carmaker announced this week that the 2012 Volt base price will come in a ...
07:01 pm EDT - Sat, June 11, 2011
Engadget Samsung to finally roll out flexible AMOLED displays for public consumption in 2012?
Samsung's been a frequent source of frustration, teasing us with its fabulous flexible displays for years, while never giving us a date when we could buy one for our very own. However, word on the web...
06:05 pm EDT - Sat, June 11, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S II for AT&T ratted out by its own HDMI dock
Oh, we've been fairly certain for a while now that we'd see the sexy Samsung Galaxy S II saunter on over to AT&T, but now we've attained what appears to be the first official photo of the handset....
05:00 pm EDT - Sat, June 11, 2011
Engadget Sony NEX-C3 hands-on (video)
Sony announced the successor to its NEX-3 digital camera earlier this week, so we decided to take a post-E3 road trip down to the electronics maker's US headquarters in San Diego to check out the NEX-...
03:03 pm EDT - Sat, June 11, 2011
Engadget Portable electronic devices may may not make your plane fall out of the sky
We've all no doubt mocked an in-flight call to shut off all portable electronic devices at some point -- heck, we've all probably had a saucy flight attendant who's done the mocking for us. After all,...
01:26 pm EDT - Sat, June 11, 2011
Engadget Bing Mobile updated, news and maps get minor facelifts
How can you "be what's next" without having what's next on your phone? Bing is here to help you fulfill its tagline by updating its mobile site for any device that runs HTML5. If the update had a ...
11:33 am EDT - Sat, June 11, 2011
Engadget iPhone rides Atlantis into space, where no one can hear its ringtone scream
Smartphones have been going to space for a while now -- well, technically near space in most cases -- but in decidedly DIY ways, including a "shuttle" made out of Styrofoam beer coolers. But the actua...
08:32 am EDT - Sat, June 11, 2011
Engadget ASUS slipping Eee Pad Slider and Transformer 3G into UK hands this August
Oh, ASUS -- what a teaser. Especially when it comes to the release dates and exact prices of your latest keyboard-packing Eee Pad 10.1-inch Android tablets. The word remains mum regarding final pricin...
05:34 am EDT - Sat, June 11, 2011
Engadget Panasonic's new suite of colorful camcorders hits stores this July, gets priced right now
When Panasonic introduced us to its Skittles-like array of candy-coated camcorders, they gave us a taste of the little things, but left us hanging on price and availability. Well, if you've been slobb...
04:03 am EDT - Sat, June 11, 2011
Engadget Vuzix Star 1200 headset augments your reality, not your bank account
Be honest, you've been waiting for an affordable augmented reality headset ever since Schwarzenegger rocked the robot vision Terminator 2. And while $5,000 still seems like a lot for consumers to pay ...
02:39 am EDT - Sat, June 11, 2011
Engadget Roger Ebert's Great Movies app hits iOS devices, pulls you from your Netflix-recommended slump
Struggling to decide on a few movies to watch this weekend? Then you can always peruse the solid suggestions offered by Roger Ebert's ongoing Great Movies series, which is now available in conveni...
01:43 am EDT - Sat, June 11, 2011
Engadget New LG P330 laptop has it all: brains, brawn, and beauty
Well, look what we have here. It's the LG P220's big brother, the P330, and, as you can tell, good looks run in the family. Glancing at the spec sheet (after the break) it's pretty clear this guy has ...
12:21 am EDT - Sat, June 11, 2011
Engadget HTC invades Belgian train stations with miniature Android army
The master of bizarre marketing ploys, HTC, has employed a more militant approach to its latest PR stunt. In a move apparently aimed at promoting the launch of a bunch of new Android phones (specifica...
11:31 pm EDT - Fri, June 10, 2011
Engadget Government report finds LightSquared's LTE interferes with GPS -- color us surprised
No one said bathing the great United States in LTE would be easy, but the hits just keep on coming for Falcone and co. Following up on reports and concerns about LightSquared's possible interference, ...
10:41 pm EDT - Fri, June 10, 2011
Engadget Vizio's VTAB1008 tablet hits the FCC: your $349 slate now one step closer to shipping
Vizio hasn't had much to say about its tablet plans since it entered the fray at CES in January, but it looks like things are now starting to pick up again, and fast. We just got wind a listing for a ...
09:59 pm EDT - Fri, June 10, 2011
Engadget Datamancer Steampunk Laptop now available for anacrhronistic pre-order
We really hope you've haven't grown tired of Steampunk over the years. Over-saturated? Passé? Perhaps, but there's still something undeniably alluring about the blend of Victorian-era m...
09:59 pm EDT - Fri, June 10, 2011
Engadget Datamancer Steampunk Laptop now available for anachronistic pre-order
We really hope you've haven't grown tired of Steampunk over the years. Over-saturated? Passé? Perhaps, but there's still something undeniably alluring about the blend of Victorian-era m...
09:26 pm EDT - Fri, June 10, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Limited Edition gets Android 3.1 update, that much cooler
Nothing like a little software update to get the weekend started right... right? Just days after Samsung shipped the first consumer units of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 (you can find our review here), the...
08:51 pm EDT - Fri, June 10, 2011
Engadget Windows XP users will finally need to upgrade to enter the iCloud
This got a bit lost amid all the WWDC 2011 hubbub earlier this week, but Apple quietly delivered a bit of bad news to steadfast Windows XP users with its iCloud announcement. Unlike its MobileMe servi...
08:19 pm EDT - Fri, June 10, 2011
Engadget Tennessee law bans 'distressing images,' opens your Facebook inbox
Congratulations Tennessee! Governor Bill Haslam, has put your state in the national spotlight and, for once, it has nothing to do with Bonnaroo or how bad the Titans are. The republican executive of t...
07:46 pm EDT - Fri, June 10, 2011
Engadget HTC EVO View 4G tries to sneak through FCC, gets caught
We're only a fortnight away from Sprint's launch of the HTC EVO View 4G, and we were beginning to wonder if we'd see the WiMax tablet wander into Washington, DC anytime soon. Today is the day, friends...
07:14 pm EDT - Fri, June 10, 2011
Engadget Panasonic Toughbook 19 scores upgraded internals to match its mighty shell
If it ain't broke, don't fix it -- words Panasonic has clearly taken to heart with the Toughbook 19. It's time for the rugged, 10-inch convertible tablet to get its annual refresh and not much has cha...
06:43 pm EDT - Fri, June 10, 2011
Engadget Microsoft talks Xbox Live integration in Windows 8, says service will be 'pervasive' across devices
Microsoft's already brought Xbox Live integration to Windows Phone 7, and it looks like you can count on some similar, if not deeper, integration in Windows 8 as well. Speaking to The Seattle Times, M...
06:00 pm EDT - Fri, June 10, 2011
Engadget Samsung Chromebook Series 5 review
Lest you thought Chrome OS was DOA, it's time for you to eat crow. For almost two years now, Google's been talking up the idea of always-on, always-connected laptops based on a version of its Chrome b...
05:30 pm EDT - Fri, June 10, 2011
Engadget Engadget Podcast 243 - 06.10.2011
This week is all about stuff we knew was happening actually happening: we got a big ol' slice of Apple pie raining down from the clouds, a new way to control your Nintendo fever, and...a bunch of not-...
05:11 pm EDT - Fri, June 10, 2011
Engadget iTunes Match not coming to the UK until 2012?
Music collectors in the US will be able to subscribe to Apple's iTunes Match service this fall, but it looks like our friends across the pond will have to wait a little longer before lofting their lib...
04:42 pm EDT - Fri, June 10, 2011
Engadget Three suspected members of Anonymous arrested in Spain
The long arm of the law may have finally caught up with some of the hackers behind the recent (and seemingly endless) PSN outage. Authorities in Spain say they have arrested three members of the hackt...
04:00 pm EDT - Fri, June 10, 2011
Engadget Engadget Primed: What is NFC, and why do we care?
Primed goes in-depth on the technobabble you hear on Engadget every day -- we dig deep into each topic's history and how it benefits our lives. Looking to suggest a piece of technology for us to break...
03:39 pm EDT - Fri, June 10, 2011
Engadget Apple files motion to intervene in Lodsys patent lawsuit
Apple's already made its position on the whole Lodsys situation pretty clear, and it's now taken things one step further after the patent holder hit iOS developers with a lawsuit at the end of last mo...
03:17 pm EDT - Fri, June 10, 2011
Engadget Redsn0w 0.9.8b1 released for Mac, brings tethered jailbreak to iOS 5
Your patience has paid off. The planet's first openly accessible jailbreak is now available for those who've taken the plunge with iOS 5 (beta), and if you just can't go another day without access to ...
03:00 pm EDT - Fri, June 10, 2011
Engadget AT&T bringing WiFi to 20 NYC parks, Weiner envisions all new places to tweet from
For better or worse, AT&T's hampered 3G blanket in New York City may indeed save you from sending out a few tweets that would be better off unsent, but thanks to this new initiative, it looks like...
02:39 pm EDT - Fri, June 10, 2011
Engadget Japanese ball drone knows how to make an entrance (video)
Japan's Ministry of Defense is pretty good at its hovering drones, but we're not entirely convinced that this one will be fit for purpose. The RC reconnaissance scout reminds us of a spherical Iain M....
02:07 pm EDT - Fri, June 10, 2011
Engadget E3 2011 wrap-up: Wii U, PS Vita, and a whole lot of motion gaming
This year's Electronics Entertainment Expo was pretty amazing, featuring plenty of fresh new hardware and some... innovative titles for serious consoles. Sony renamed its NGP to PlayStation Vita, whil...
01:20 pm EDT - Fri, June 10, 2011
Engadget Volvo kicks off C30 Electric production for 2012 delivery, promises V60 plug-in hybrid for the US later
Not enough electric vehicles in the market, you say? Well, at least there'll be a new candidate rolling out from Volvo next year. Earlier this week, the car maker announced that it's just started ...
12:44 pm EDT - Fri, June 10, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry PlayBook rolling out internationally over the next month
Here in the US and Canada, we're already worrying about things like recalls, while the rest of world is still waiting for its crack at the original BlackBerry PlayBook. RIM today announced that its en...
12:21 pm EDT - Fri, June 10, 2011
Engadget Google Voice lets you change your digits, keep the old ones for $20
Remember when Google Voice assigned a number to your account with no option to port or integrate with Sprint? Oh how much simpler things were way back in Q1. When those new features first popped u...
11:39 am EDT - Fri, June 10, 2011
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy Tab 8.9 troubled by screen issues, chubbier version the result?
Everyone 'round here knows that Samsung has a lusty 10.1- and premature 7-inch version of its Galaxy Tab tablet. But we've heard nary a peep from Samsung about that $469 8.9-incher announced alongside...
11:10 am EDT - Fri, June 10, 2011
Engadget Smug alert: Google says it has largest corporate EV charging network in the US (video)
Things are just getting greener and greener over at Google. Yesterday, the company triumphantly declared that its Mountain View campus now boasts the largest corporate EV charging network in the US, w...
10:27 am EDT - Fri, June 10, 2011
Engadget Android Market web store now checks which apps are compatible with your devices
Google has already made some tough moves to tackle fragmentation, but it's clearly still wary of the problem. It's just tweaked the Android Market web store to show users which apps are compatible wit...
09:40 am EDT - Fri, June 10, 2011
Engadget VLT Survey Telescope snaps out-of-this-world photos with 268-megapixel camera
The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has just released the first batch of shots taken by its VLT Survey Telescope (VST), and, given the results, we'd say the thing's got a bright future in photogra...
09:02 am EDT - Fri, June 10, 2011
Engadget Bird Electron EP-15V charges your MacBook Air from eight C-type batteries
Remember those thick C-type batteries you used to toss in your flashlights before the age of LEDs? Well, they're not likely to overtake the disposable battery market anytime soon, but they did jus...
08:14 am EDT - Fri, June 10, 2011
Engadget Microsoft releases Android developer poaching package for Windows Phone 7
Microsoft's App Guy has quite a job on his baby-soft hands: to boost Windows Phone 7's numerically-challenged Marketplace by encouraging developers to port apps across from other platforms. The little...
07:32 am EDT - Fri, June 10, 2011
Engadget Conductive nanocoating could lead to flexible, wearable devices, Lady Gaga sticks with meat suit
Flexible is the new rigid in the gadget world, from OLED panels and e-paper displays to, of course, the adorable PaperPhone. Now researchers at North Carolina State University are hoping to take flexi...
06:29 am EDT - Fri, June 10, 2011
Engadget SteelSeries Diablo III headset and mouse: demon slaying flair for your skull and desktop
Sure, there are plenty of great gaming goodies to be found on the floor at E3, but some of the best stuff is much harder to find. For example, SteelSeries' new Diablo III Mouse and headset, which were...
06:05 am EDT - Fri, June 10, 2011
Engadget Sanyo expands Eneloop battery offerings with Pro for more power, Plus for less heat
If you love Sanyo's ever-so-practical Eneloop rechargeable batteries, you'll be smitten with its two latest AA additions. First into the battery compartment is the 2400mAh Eneloop Pro; it's loaded wit...
05:03 am EDT - Fri, June 10, 2011
Engadget BinCam posts photos of your trash on Facebook, shames you into recycling (video)
We're not sure how comfortable we are with everyone online being able to examine our, as the Brits would say, "rubbish." But our friends across the pond are apparently ok with it, seeing as it's the h...
03:58 am EDT - Fri, June 10, 2011
Engadget MOTOBLUR name phased out due to public feedback
The first rule of MOTOBLUR is do not talk about MOTOBLUR. Not in public at least. We got a bit of a mixed message on the matter, while discussing the newly announced Motorola Photon 4G with the compan...
02:44 am EDT - Fri, June 10, 2011
Engadget Wi-Fi Sync developer says he was 'fairly shocked' by Apple's similar Wi-Fi Sync feature
Wirelessly syncing a smartphone is hardly a new idea, but the developer of the Wi-Fi Sync app for iOS devices apparently thinks Apple's similar new feature in iOS 5 -- also called Wi-Fi Sync --is just...
01:43 am EDT - Fri, June 10, 2011
Engadget Microsoft loses $290 million patent battle, begins searching couch cushions
We've diligently followed the Microsoft v. i4i Limited Partnership patent dispute as it wound its way through the courts, and now comes the day of reckoning: by a unanimous decision, the US Supreme Co...
12:58 am EDT - Fri, June 10, 2011
Engadget Xbox 360 Wireless Speed Wheel hands-on
Okay, so the U-shaped contraption you see above won't get a motorsports enthusiast's blood boiling quite like the Fanatec CSR Elite wheel we tested earlier, but for a lot of gamers the CSR is a bit to...
12:16 am EDT - Fri, June 10, 2011
Engadget Adorable CanBot chills in your fridge, quietly biding its time (video)
What's the point of a robot disguised as a tank or, uh, a clothes dryer? If you really want to infiltrate human society, you need robots that can hide in plain sight. Thankfully for would-be robot...
11:38 pm EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget Netflix, Foursquare, and LinkedIn Android apps expose your password
Here's a little tip for app developers: encrypt everything, especially passwords. Security firm viaForensics fed some popular iPhone and Android apps through its appWatchdog tool and found that Netfli...
11:38 pm EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget Netflix, Foursquare, LinkedIn, and Square apps expose your data
Here's a little tip for app developers: encrypt everything, especially passwords. Security firm viaForensics fed some popular iPhone and Android apps through its appWatchdog tool and found that Netfli...
11:04 pm EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget Kudo Tsunoda doesn't tell us a thing about Windows 8 support for Kinect
Microsoft asked us to drop by at E3 to chat up a generically identified "Xbox executive," imagine our surprise when we found Kudo Tsunoda hiding behind door number six. Wearing his signature shades, K...
10:32 pm EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget Nox Audio Admiral Touch prototype preview redux: now with more clever ideas and some bass
It's been fully six months since Nox Audio's everything-but-the-kitchen-sink Admiral Touch headset prototype wowed us at CES 2011, and boy, have things changed. That ugly metal band is gone, replaced ...
10:01 pm EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget Xfinity Home Security makes home monitoring and management Comcastic (video)
It looks like Comcast's trial bubble has been something of a success, and now the company is announcing that its Xfinity Home Security Service will be branching out beyond Houston to arm alarms, dim l...
09:26 pm EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget Deadmund does it right: PlayStation Move and 1:1 swordplay, hands-on (video)
Medieval Moves: Deadmund's Quest may be built on the mini-game mechanics of last year's Sports Champions, but its whole is greater than the sum of its parts. We hit up Sony at E3 2011 to see if Deadmu...
09:04 pm EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget Sony reveals midrange VPL-HW30ES 3D projector on the way next month
We all know you deserve to live the projector lifestyle, but fitting Sony's first home projector with 3D -- the $10k (MSRP) VPL-VW90ES that launched last fall -- into one's budget might be a little to...
09:04 pm EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget Sony reveals midrange VPL-HW30ES 3D projector on the way next month (Update)
We all know you deserve to live the projector lifestyle, but fitting Sony's first home projector with 3D -- the $10k (MSRP) VPL-VW90ES that launched last fall -- into one's budget might be a little to...
08:38 pm EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Podcast, live at 5:00PM ET!
It's been another crazy week here at Engadget HQ, but we've managed to find enough time to regroup for another podcast -- well, assuming that the internet connection in Tim's LA hotel room holds up it...
08:24 pm EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget GE announces hybrid power plant of the (near) future
GE's legacy dates back over a century, but, despite its old age, the company's got a fresh outlook on the future of energy production (at least according to its PR department). Earlier this week, the ...
08:00 pm EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget Vodafone UK bids adieu to Galaxy Tab 10.1v, likes its slates skinny
Back in February, it looked like Vodafone UK was more than happy to get its hands on the original Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1v, but with the impending UK release of a younger, slimmer model, the carrier i...
07:44 pm EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget Samsung and Acer Chromebooks now available for pre-order at Best Buy and Amazon
Some folks have already gotten their hands on a Samsung Series 5 Chromebook thanks to an early sale at Gilt, but everyone else can now finally get their order in at a couple of more traditional source...
07:33 pm EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget Sony's 24-inch PlayStation 3D 'dual-view' monitor: here's how it works
Sony's got some wonderful ideas here at E3 2011, but the company's left quite a few threads for journalists to sew up -- what's the battery life like? How much will continuous client gameplay cost...
07:22 pm EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget Madfinger demos and dishes details on its forthcoming Shadowgun game
Shadowgun looked good when we saw footage of it last month, and at E3 2011 we got to chat with the game's creators about the Tegra-optimized title. Madfinger, the game's creator, worked closely with N...
07:00 pm EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget IBM outs integrated circuit that's made from wafer-size graphene, smaller than a grain of salt
Lest you don't care what your circuits are made of, listen up: graphene's the thinnest electrical material, comprising just a single atomic layer. In addition to its electrical, thermal, mechanical, a...
06:41 pm EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget Replay XD1080 promises to capture your exteme activities without weighing you down
There's certainly no shortage of options available for those looking to record their death-defying (or not-so-death-defying) adventures, but Replay XD has now rolled out what it claims is the "smalles...
06:17 pm EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget Sony answers more PlayStation Vita questions: no to video output, yes to region-free
We heard earlier at E3 that the PlayStation Vita might be able to do video output via the multiport on the bottom of the handheld, but it's now looking like that won't be the case -- at least accordin...
05:58 pm EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget Motorola Triumph for Virgin Mobile hands-on (video)
We're live here at Motorola / Sprint's press event in New York City, and while most of the folks are swarming around the newly minted Photon 4G, we wanted to give some love to the Motorola Triumph, th...
05:55 pm EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget Web browser found hiding in latest Nook, no root required (video)
We're expecting to see plenty of new features crop up for folks that have rooted their new Nook WiFi, but it looks like those not willing to go that far can still expand their options a little bit. As...
05:33 pm EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget Apple iCloud brings previously purchased apps back from the dead
Lamenting the time you restored your iPhone and lost that beloved VLC app because it's no longer available on the App Store? Cheer up, there's an iCloud for that. The service allows you to re-down...
05:11 pm EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget Hands-on with Nyko's Zoom Kinect and extended battery packs for the 3DS
We gave you a glimpse of Nyko's 2011 accessories lineup earlier this week, and today we got some quality time with the company's gear at E3 2011. We tried out Zoom Kinect, a set of lenses for Microsof...
04:41 pm EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget Motorola's 4.3-inch Photon 4G brings Tegra 2, kickstand magic to Sprint (video hands-on)
You know something big is about to go down when you can get the CEOs from two major tech companies to sit down together for lunch. As suspected, today's Sprint / Motorola event, presided over by Dan H...
04:40 pm EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget Virgin Mobile welcomes 4.1-inch Motorola Triumph, brings Froyo to the prepaid side
Fear not, pay-as-you-go fans -- Virgin Mobile saw a hat tip of its own at today's Sprint / Motorola event in the form of the Triumph, a middling 4.1-inch Android 2.2 handset that perhaps doesn't quite...
04:22 pm EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget Forza Motorsport CSR and CSR Elite wheel and pedals hands-on
If you're a console racer and you own an Xbox 360 then you know Forza Motorsport is among the best, but you also know that your selection of compatible controllers has left a bit to be desired. At thi...
04:00 pm EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget Samsung's 30nm DDR3 DRAM boosts speeds, cuts power consumption
Samsung has been taunting us with the promise of 30nm DRAM for quite sometime, and when the tiny chips went into mass production last year it was the world's servers that got first dibs. The average c...
03:42 pm EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget Ecotricity looks to break 100 mph barrier with Ion Horse electric bike, at Isle of Man TT (video)
More than two years after breaking the world land speed record with its wind-powered Greenbird, Ecotricity has its eyes set on the record books once again. This time around, the UK-based green energy ...
03:17 pm EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget Condiment transporting SWITL robot arm gets a gig moving meat, packing boxes (video)
Way back in March, we spotted video of the SWITL, a robotic hand with a penchant for picking up globs of condiments without changing their shape. Neat, yes, but what sort of applications might such a ...
02:49 pm EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget Magellan's iOS RoadMate GPS application gains free lifetime maps, Google local search
Magellan's RoadMate GPS app has always struck us as one of the better options within the App Store, and it just got a heck of a lot better with v2.0. One of the main reasons for sticking with Google M...
02:13 pm EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget The under-appreciated hard drive gets torn apart and explained (video)
We don't know about you, but we generally don't give much thought to our hard drives or how they work. And that's a shame because, as you'll find out in the video after the break, they're veritable mi...
01:48 pm EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget InFocus Mondopad is a 55-inch multitouch display with an identity crisis (video)
What do you get when you mix buzzwords like "cloud" and "tablet" with an enourmous multi-touch monitor? The InFocus Mondopad, that's what. The company anticipates that this 55-inch 1080p high-defi...
01:18 pm EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget Official: HP TouchPad ships July 1st in US, 3G model coming to AT&T 'this summer'
Amazon may not be shipping HP's first webOS tablet until July 17th, but why wait? The outfit itself just affirmed that the long-awaited TouchPad will go on sale to eager Americans on July 1st, wit...
12:57 pm EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget Japan trying out roadside service vehicles capable of charging EVs, soothing range anxiety
No matter how hard Nissan tries to convince folks that driving an EV won't leave them stranded on the side of the road gagging for electricity, that pesky range anxiety issue continues to permeate dis...
12:27 pm EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget Apple gives in to publishers, changes policy on in-app subscription prices
It looks like Apple has decided to make some pretty major changes to its App Store Review Guidelines -- and, in particular, to its controversial in-app subscription policy. Under the new guidelines, p...
12:12 pm EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget Improv Electronics updates Boogie Board writing pad lineup, gives notes more ways to get down
Love doodling but hate wasting paper? Improv Electronics' latest suite of optimized Boogie Boards may delight you -- just don't also try to go water skimming with one. To jog your memory, these dr...
11:48 am EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget Apple to drop DUI checkpoint apps like a bad habit
In a move that's bound to get at least a few MADD moms smiling, Apple's officially decided to block apps that encourage drunk driving. Section 22.8 of the newly revised App Store Review Guidelines rea...
11:16 am EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget Ricoh unveils waterproof, dirt-resistant PX camera for outdoorsy photographers
Just a few months after releasing its outdoorsy, G700 point and shoot, Ricoh has taken the wraps off yet another rugged digital camera -- the waterproof, shockproof and dust-resistant PX. This small w...
10:43 am EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget T-mobile, WildTangent to bring 25-cent game rentals to Android devices, harken back to arcade days
Test driving an app isn't entirely unheard of -- Apple introduced its lackluster "Try Before You Buy" system last summer and the Android Market's got a 15-minute return policy. Now T-Mobile's teamed u...
10:14 am EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget Panasonic, AT&T team up for connected cars, rule out extra-long Ethernet cables
High-end automakers like BMW and Audi have already demoed their takes on the "connected car," and even Intel's gotten into the game with its safety-first, egg-shaped iteration. Now Panasonic and AT&am...
09:41 am EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget iOS 5 imposes minor feature limitations on iPhone 3GS, 3G owners still bitter
The unveiling of iOS 5 at this year's WWDC keynote brought a wonderful feast of features, but it left us wondering if the iPhone 3GS would be updated with a few cards short of a full deck -- the same ...
09:06 am EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget CE-Oh no he didn't! Stephen Elop says 'Apple created Android,' the conditions necessary for its existence
Nokia's freshman CEO is speaking at the Open Mobile Summit right now. As expected, he's covering the same ol' ground, explaining why Nokia ditched Symbian and MeeGo to build the "third ecosystem" with...
09:06 am EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget CE-Oh no he didn't!: Stephen Elop says 'Apple created Android,' the conditions necessary for its existence
Nokia's freshman CEO is speaking at the Open Mobile Summit right now. As expected, he's covering the same ol' ground, explaining why Nokia ditched Symbian and MeeGo to build the "third ecosystem" with...
08:20 am EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget Nintendo bringing 'Red Flare' 3DS, new Wii package to Japan this summer
Now that we're all sitting on summer's doorstep, Nintendo has decided to add a little heat to its 3DS lineup, with a new 'Red Flare' handheld, coming to Japan next month. Offering a sanguine alternati...
07:52 am EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget Digital games distribution earned $3.8 billion in 2010, a quarter of entire video game market
Alright, so technically all video games are digital, but what we're talking about here is the stuff that you don't buy on physical media -- downloadable games, add-on content, mobile apps, subscriptio...
07:19 am EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget Rich Green, Nokia CTO, takes leave of absence for 'personal reasons'
Rich Green's only been with Nokia since 2010, making his way onto the leadership team in February when the Elopcalypse rolled through Espoo. As CTO, the former VP of Sun Microsystems is charged with d...
06:39 am EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget Sony Pictures breach affects 37,500 users, far less than Lulz Security claimed
Well, Lulz Sec may have overstated its level of success by declaring it had stolen 1,000,000 passwords from Sony Pictures -- turns out the number is closer to 37,500. Now granted, any breach of user d...
06:04 am EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget Dell Streak 10 Pro tablet to launch in China this summer, US may get it next year
John Thode, Dell's Vice President for mobile devices, has shared a Honeycomb-flavored snippet of his company's tablet roadmap with CNET. The 10-inch Android tablet that we saw at CES and suspected cou...
05:41 am EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget Live transit updates in Google Maps help you plan your romantic bus-catching sprint
Brooklynites on their way to the latest Reggie Watts show have long had real-time bus-tracking information, but public-transit aficionados in six other cities now have one less reason for BK envy. Wit...
05:03 am EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget Google doodle lets you play a recordable guitar ditty in honor of Les Paul
Have you been to Google's home page recently? Do it, you've got less than 24 hours to check out its guitar-inspired doodle celebrating the birthday of Les Paul. The "Google" script is highly inter...
04:19 am EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget Microsoft, Facebook, RIM, and others write to the FCC in support of AT&T-Mobile merger
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has mail. It's only a page and a paragraph long, but the letter he's received this week has much gravitas attached to it, coming as it does from a select group of the t...
03:28 am EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget Netflix.com's new look is focused on streaming, cribs UI elements from connected TV apps
Do not be alarmed, your Netflix.com experience has been updated today "with a new look and feel to make it easier for you to find something to watch instantly." While the header introduced late last y...
02:42 am EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget PlayStation Vita title 'Ruin' connects to PS3 for continuous client gameplay, we give it a swing (video)
Cross-platform gaming is a wonderful idea, but Sony's showing off something even more impressive at E3 this year -- a game that you can play on either PS3 or the PlayStation Vita handheld and immediat...
02:00 am EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget Samsung Spinpoint M8 puts 1TB drives on a diet, just in time for bathing suit season
The trouble with high capacity hard drives is that they're about the size and weight of a brick, and just as bad for throwing in glass houses or ultrathin laptops. Samsung is slimming up the beastlies...
02:00 am EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget Samsung's 2.5-inch Spinpoint M8 1TB drive fits in your laptop, no cramming necessary
The trouble with high capacity hard drives is that they're about the size and weight of a brick, and just as bad for throwing in glass houses or ultrathin laptops. Samsung is slimming up the beastlies...
01:13 am EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget Amazon ad confirms HP TouchPad release date?
Palm HP still hasn't told us exactly when the TouchPad is going to be shipping, but that's okay. We have a pretty good idea. We earlier had a tip from OfficeMax stating July 17th and, while this morni...
12:30 am EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget Exclusive: Dell's prototype 7-inch tablet touts slide-out split QWERTY keyboard
Whoa. Every so often, a giant in Round Rock pokes it head up above water long enough to put forth a truly mesmerizing design, and while it's no Adamo, this is most definitely the freshest take we've s...
12:30 am EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget Dell's prototype 7-inch tablet touts slide-out split QWERTY keyboard (update: just a concept)
Whoa. Every so often, a giant in Round Rock pokes it head up above water long enough to put forth a truly mesmerizing design, and while it's no Adamo, this is most definitely the freshest take we've s...
12:28 am EDT - Thu, June 9, 2011
Engadget Aiken Labs brings 9-axis modular motion sensing to Android, we go hands-on (video)
We already had a chance to try out Immersive Motion from Aiken Labs at CES, but now the nine-axis modular sensing system is making its way to Android and other mobile platforms, including iOS and Wind...
11:44 pm EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget THQ uDraw GameTablet goes HD, we go hands-on (video)
Nintendo's Wii U controller is a gaming display, video conference device, and yes, a stylus-toting tablet, but no such tool has been announced for those other consoles, so PS3 and Xbox 360 owners who ...
10:59 pm EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget TriMount turns your Wii, Kinect, and PlayStation sensors into a video game Eye of Sauron
All right, we get it. You love motion gaming. You fell so hard for your Wii that you had to run out and buy the Kinect and PlayStation Move the minute they hit stores. And now you've got a lot of sens...
10:34 pm EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget DarbeeVision teams with Sunflex to launder your HDMI video, give your picture added depth and clarity
DarbeeVision's Visual Presence technology has been sprucing up moving pictures for ages, but until now, its greater visual depth and detail could only be added in post-processing. However, there's a n...
10:08 pm EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget Turtle Beach XP500 and PX3 gaming headsets hands-on
Not ready to take the $250 plunge to snag a pair of Ear Force PX5s, but still want in on Turtle Beach's preset-powered super hearing? The big boy's baby brother, the Ear Force PX3, just might scra...
09:44 pm EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget Razer totes Hydra sticks and 6400dpi dual-sensor mice to E3 2011, we go hands-on
Razer's Sixense electromagnetic orb threw around plenty of intradimensional portals at CES, but sadly the company wouldn't let us play. Today at E3 2011, however, we were finally handed the reins. Tho...
09:21 pm EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget Samsung Series 5 3G Chromebook gets iFixit teardown, lays bare its telling internals
It's already made an early debut, just to sell out in a matter a hours, and now Samsung's answer to the Chromebook, the Series 5, is getting some attention of a more destructive sort. The folks over a...
09:08 pm EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget HP TouchPad to be available June 22nd, starting at $500 for 16GB?
We've learned to take possible TouchPad release dates with a grain of salt at this point, but enterprise vendor Synnex has now provided yet another possible one, as well some additional confirmation o...
08:47 pm EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget Real Racing 2 HD beats Wii U to the wireless, dual-screen gaming punch
Hey, guess what? That Real Racing 2 HD update that combined your iPad and TV for dual-screen gaming action will soon be able to ditch the wires and use AirPlay to beam every turn and crash to your...
08:22 pm EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget Periodic Table welcomes two new, ultraheavy elements, jury still out on the names
If you bump in to the Periodic Table of Elements today, be sure to give it a hearty Mazel Tov, because it's just welcomed two new members to the family. Yesterday, the International Union of Pure and ...
08:01 pm EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget Google rolls out 'safer and snazzier' Chrome 12 web browser
The latest version of a Chrome browser may not be quite the event it once was since Google switched to a six-week release schedule, but the company seems to be plenty pleased with the just-released Ch...
07:39 pm EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S II said to be Verizon-bound in July
Absence makes the heart grow fonder, so when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S II, our tiny American hearts are getting rather sick of all the love we've been experiencing lately. Computerworld's lates...
07:39 pm EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S II said to be Verizon-bound in July (update: just a miscommunication)
Absence makes the heart grow fonder, so when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S II, our tiny American hearts are getting rather sick of all the love we've been experiencing lately. Computerworld's lates...
07:13 pm EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget Star Wars: The Old Republic scores Razer promotional peripherals (update: eyes-on)
A long time ago, in a boardroom far, far away... a designer (flanked by marketing execs) pitched an idea for a set of Star Wars: The Old Republic branded peripherals, and the CEO of Razer told his tro...
06:44 pm EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget Netgear's Universal WiFi Range Extender now available for balding home networks
Few things in life are more aggravating than WiFi dead spots -- especially when you've just settled in to stream the latest Game of Thrones episode, after a long and excruciating week of tech blogging...
06:00 pm EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget HP ProBook 5330m review
We always have to chuckle when laptop makers talk about making business systems look more palatable to the employees toting 'em. After all, it's not like we're going to walk off the job because we don...
05:26 pm EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget Google Maps Navigation to go offline this summer? Garmin and TomTom on notice
Dutch tech site All About Phones claims that Google Maps Navigation will get a true offline mode later this summer. In December the Android app received an update that cached routes and the surroundin...
05:26 pm EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget Google Maps Navigation to get offline mode? Garmin and TomTom on notice
Dutch tech site All About Phones claims that Google Maps Navigation will get a true offline mode later this summer. In December the Android app received an update that cached routes and the surroundin...
04:59 pm EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget New 'semi-solid' battery for EVs could recharge as fast as pumping gas
Researchers at MIT reckon they've struck oil. In fact, you're looking at what they call "Cambridge crude" -- a substance that could halve the weight and cost of EV batteries and make them quicker to c...
04:59 pm EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget New 'semi-solid' battery could recharge EVs as fast as pumping gas
Researchers at MIT reckon they've struck oil. In fact, you're looking at what they call "Cambridge crude" -- a substance that could halve the weight and cost of EV batteries and make them quicker to c...
04:34 pm EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile MyTouch 4G Slide spotted trying on some cases
We've already seen some blurry pictures of T-Mobile's forthcoming MyTouch 4G Slide running Gingerbread, and we now have our best look yet at the phone itself (or a dummy unit, anyway) courtesy of an u...
04:06 pm EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget Mad Catz brings Mac support to R.A.T. gaming mice
Mac users certainly have quite a few more gaming options these days than they once did, and they can now also add Mad Catz's series of Cyborg R.A.T. gaming mice to that list. The company finally relea...
03:43 pm EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget Corsair recalls its 120GB Force 3 SSD due to 'stability issues'
Living amongst us right now, on our street, metro carriage, or section of highway, there are people who have recently bought a Corsair 120GB Force Series 3 with product code CSSD-F120GB3-BK. If you're...
03:00 pm EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 review
When we met with Samsung in late May, company representatives didn't seem entirely sure that the company would meet the rumored June 8th ship date here in the US, but lo and behold, it's done just tha...
02:46 pm EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget Microsoft details SkyDrive integration with Windows Phone Mango (video)
We already knew Windows Phone Mango would include SkyDrive functionality, but Microsoft has now released a few more details on some of the cloud storage features we can expect to see when the update r...
02:23 pm EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget Pioneer DDJ-T1 review
Another day, another digital DJ interface: hardware controllers for Traktor and other mixing software occupy an expanding market, to be sure, and Pioneer's latest entry into the upmarket side of the f...
01:59 pm EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget IATA's Checkpoint of the Future uses biometric IDs to separate do-gooders from terrorists (video)
This, ladies and gentlemen, could be your Checkpoint of the Future -- a new airport security prototype that promises to move away "from a system that looks for bad objects, to one that can find bad pe...
01:41 pm EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget Panasonic's 1.4 GHz dual-core Smart TV chip is industry's fastest, should load Netflix quicker
The next step for Panasonic's UniPhier family of processors for HDTVs and Blu-ray players has been unveiled, taking form as a 1.4GHz ARM Cortex-A9 based design that it claims is the industry's fastest...
01:23 pm EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget Samsung brings Van Gogh 'paintings' to Korea via Smart TV, makes us reach for the absinthe
This is sort of strange. People in Korea are looking at masterpieces of Western art on a TV screen -- and not from the comfort of their laptops. It's all part of something called Rêve et R&eacut...
01:05 pm EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget Sony's new VAIO L all-in-one thinks it's a 3D TV
The folks at Sony clearly couldn't decide whether they wanted to give the world a new 3D HDTV or desktop PC -- and thus the latest addition to the VAIO L all-in-one line was born. The newly announced ...
12:42 pm EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget Microsoft eyeing own-brand Windows 8 tablet for end of 2012?
There's little doubt that the launch of Windows 8 will bring with it a wave of new tablet devices from all sorts of manufacturers and vendors. But did any of us expect to see one bearing Microsoft's o...
12:16 pm EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget BBC picks Wimbledon for its first 3D broadcast in July
More than three years after testing out 3D production during a Rugby Six Nations match the BBC is ready to send out its first 3D broadcast during the men's and women's singles finals at Wimbledon. UK ...
11:49 am EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget Kinect integration in Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, hands-off (video)
Microsoft's E3 keynote may have exploded with deeper Kinect support, but nothing caught our eyes quite as sharply as Ghost Recon: Future Soldier's rifle-exploding Gunsmith demo. A Ubisoft representati...
11:23 am EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget Boxee hits London with updated iPlayer app, Blinkbox video and new Media Server
Boxee threw a meetup in London last night where it revealed the return of its BBC iPlayer app and upcoming addition of streaming movies and shows from Blinkbox. This continues a trend that has seen th...
10:47 am EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget Nintendo admits its Wii U highlight reel was spiced up with PS3 and Xbox 360 footage
Nintendo's E3 2011 keynote yesterday gave the world its first official look at the all-new Wii U hardware plus (we thought) a glimpse at the graphical capabilities of its next console. As it turns out...
10:22 am EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget GPS stations trace nuclear explosions, summon end to underground mushroom clouds?
A team of researchers recently revealed findings that could turn GPS stations into tools for detecting illegal nuclear explosions. According to a report, being presented to the Comprehensive Nuclear-T...
09:48 am EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget Rooted Nook WiFi loaded with Angry Birds, soars then stalls (video)
That was fast. The Nook WiFi just hit the streets and already it's been rooted for less reading and more gaming -- with Angry Birds, no less. YouTuber JFreke has posted the results of loading a custom...
09:11 am EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 on sale at NYC Best Buy today, up for pre-order too
The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is finally among us. At noon Eastern Time today, Best Buy's New York City store at Union Square will start selling Samsung's extra-slim 10-inch Tegra 2 tablet, with the first 200 b...
09:11 am EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 on sale at NYC Best Buy today, pre-orders now open
The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is finally among us. At noon Eastern Time today, Best Buy's New York City store at Union Square will start selling Samsung's extra-slim 10-inch Tegra 2 tablet, with the first 200 b...
08:44 am EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget Today's World IPv6 Day: Google, Bing, Facebook and others test out new addresses for 24 hours
Described as a "test flight" of IPv6, today marks the biggest concerted effort by some of the web's marquee players to turn us all on to the newer, fancier web addressing system. Internet Protocol ver...
08:32 am EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget Replicating Reality demos 3D virtual reality system powered by pixel-rich microdisplays
Kopin's a company known for diminutive displays destined for duty as electronic view finders in camcorders and digicams. At E3 this year, the company's subsidiary Forth Dimensions Displays has unveil...
08:00 am EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget Logitech's Touch Lapdesk holds your notebook, provides a pull-out multitouch surface
After relieving our wrists, buffeting our ears and cooling our notebook down, there was only one likely way for Logitech would update its Lapdock lineup -- add a finger-friendly digitizer to the equat...
07:15 am EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget Steve Jobs reveals Apple's new spaceship campus, calls it the 'best office building in the world' (video)
Shortly after taking the stage at WWDC, Steve Jobs made an appearance before the Cupertino City Council to pitch the local governing body on Apple's ambition to build a new campus. The site for the cu...
06:35 am EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget Financial Times web app debuts for iOS, more tablets to come (video)
It's not often that we get the opportunity to mention the Financial Times and Playboy Magazine in the same sentence, but the two publications do have at least one thing in common: App Store aversion. ...
06:02 am EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget Samsung shows affection to CyanogenMod, gives its devs a free Galaxy S II
Let's see if we're grokking this: Samsung is not only telling the dev community it's okay to place custom ROMs on its flagship device, it's actually encouraging the practice by handing out free phones...
06:02 am EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget Samsung shows affection to CyanogenMod, gives its devs a free Galaxy S II (update)
Let's see if we're grokking this: Samsung is not only telling the dev community it's okay to place custom ROMs on its flagship device, it's actually encouraging the practice by handing out free phones...
05:01 am EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget Blast at Intel's Arizona plant injures seven, investigation under way
Yesterday afternoon, a blast occurred at Intel's Arizona plant just outside Phoenix, injuring seven people with one suffering from severe burns. According to Phoenix Business Journal, the incident too...
04:00 am EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget Sony announces NEX-C3 and Alpha A35 cameras, new macro lens
We've been (impatiently) waiting for Sony to update its NEX line of digital cameras since the NEX-3 was discontinued earlier this year, and it looks like a worthy successor has finally been named. Ann...
03:32 am EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget HTC Sensation goes to FCC for a second helping, flavored with AT&T bands
At the risk of toying with our ever-so-fragile hearts, the HTC Sensation took a second spin through the hallowed halls (or labs) of the FCC. This time, however, it went through with slightly different...
02:58 am EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget Microsoft's Joe Belfiore kicks off iOS5 'we did it first' contest, sarcasm meter hits 11
Joe Belfiore is hardly average, you know -- he's Windows Phone Program Director at Microsoft. And you don't scale those heights by being the kind of wimp who would just lie down and be trampled over b...
02:23 am EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget AMD resurrects its 'FX' brand for speed freaks, lexicon lovers
We saw AMD's old "FX" moniker repeated on a leaked price sheet recently, but we couldn't be sure of its significance. Now AMD has confirmed that it is indeed bringing back the FX brand to denote hardw...
02:01 am EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget Mad Catz co-branded Xbox 360 Tritton headsets: eyes-on, ears-off
You don't nab the exclusive rights to create Xbox 360 branded headphones and not put some theoretical hutzpah into it: at E3 this week, Mad Catz is showing off a trio of co-branded Tritton / Xbox 360 ...
01:42 am EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget Acer unveils two new Aspire Ethos laptops for multimedia enthusiasts, street fighters
It's been more than a year since Acer first launched its Aspire Ethos line of laptops -- a family that got a bit bigger today, with the announcement of the 8951G and 5951G. These rambunctious little e...
12:56 am EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget Inbox Influence Gmail plug-in outs the closet teabaggers in your life
Our parents always told us there were two topics we should never discuss in polite company: money and politics. Lucky for us, a new Gmail plug-in, called Inbox Influence, has made it so we don't have ...
12:56 am EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget Inbox Influence Gmail plug-in outs the closet lobbyists in your life
Our parents always told us there were two topics we should never discuss in polite company: money and politics. Lucky for us, a new Gmail plug-in, called Inbox Influence, has made it so we don't have ...
12:22 am EDT - Wed, June 8, 2011
Engadget Minecraft Pocket Edition on Xperia Play hands-on (video)
Sony Ericsson's Xperia Play is clearly all about gaming, so we weren't surprised to see a fair amount of E3 footage dedicated to the PlayStation Phone. Minecraft was among the 20 odd games on display ...
11:51 pm EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget Vizio Tablet (VTAB1008) priced at $349 within Walmart's system
Wait, Vizio's concocting a tablet? For those with chronic short-term memory loss, you may have forgotten that America's so-called low-cost TV leader branched out a bit during this year's Super Bow...
11:29 pm EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget Kinect Graffiti creates neon tags with the wave of a hand (video)
Are you tired of Kinect hacks yet? We didn't think so -- good thing too 'cause we're not done bringing 'em to you. The latest one to hit our tips box comes from artist Jean-Christophe Naour, a 3D ...
10:44 pm EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget Hyperkin SupaBoy portable SNES console hands-on (video)
Sure, all the morning's news may have been surrounding a vowel-augmented console from Nintendo, the Wii U, but a certain other Nintendo console that has fewer vowels is also seeing some well-deserved ...
10:11 pm EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget OnLive Player app for iPad and Android tablets meets the public at E3
We already got a chance to try out OnLive on the HTC Flyer early but now the company has made its plans official at E3, announcing a Player app will bring internet-streamed gaming to the iPad and Andr...
10:11 pm EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget OnLive Player app for iPad and Android tablets meets the public at E3 (update: hands-on)
We already got a chance to try out OnLive on the HTC Flyer early but now the company has made its plans official at E3, announcing a Player app will bring internet-streamed gaming to the iPad and Andr...
09:41 pm EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget Europe's first solar powered train tunnel goes live on Belgian high-speed line (video)
The train ride from Paris to Amsterdam may not be the most scenic of European railway routes, but it's the only one capable of harnessing the awesome power of the Sun -- for two miles, at least. Yeste...
09:13 pm EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget Japan scores official Bluetooth PS3 keyboard for 5,000
Yesterday, Sony took the wraps off a PlayStation-branded 3D TV and gave us our first serious look at the Vita, but our friends across that big wet thing we call the Pacific scored an extra little hard...
08:46 pm EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget Walmart clearing off shelf space for $599 HP TouchPad?
Hey now, what's this? Looks like Walmart has made some space on its crowded shelves for the HP TouchPad. An eagle-eyed tipster sent in a shot from his local Wally World of a tag and some room just...
08:23 pm EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget RSA offering SecurID replacements following Lockheed Martin attack
We'd already had a pretty clear indication that information obtained in the massive RSA hack back in March was used in the attack on Lockheed Martin last month, and RSA has now confirmed that itself f...
08:00 pm EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget Sony's PlayStation Vita: a closer look (updated with video!)
We told you what Sony's PlayStation Vita felt like, but here it is in the glossy plastic flesh -- all five-inches of vibrant OLED display, two cameras, dual analog sticks, twelve buttons, two capaciti...
08:00 pm EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget Sony's PlayStation Vita: a closer look (update: burning questions answered)
We told you what Sony's PlayStation Vita felt like, but here it is in the glossy plastic flesh -- all five-inches of vibrant OLED display, two cameras, dual analog sticks, twelve buttons, two capaciti...
07:32 pm EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget Walmart temporarily drops iPhone 4 price to $147, not that you'll be able to find one
Quick! Someone tell Walmart Black Friday isn't for another five and a half months. With no new iPhone in sight, the retailer is selling the 16GB version for $147 on contract -- the kind of stunt we'd ...
07:04 pm EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget Kinect Star Wars hands-on: Engadget and Joystiq get in touch with the Force
We've been waiting for nearly an entire year to carve up battle droids with a Kinect-controlled lightsaber, and we got the chance last night, donning virtual Jedi robes alongside our friends at Joysti...
06:39 pm EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget Nintendo Wii U console eyes-on
Sadly we weren't able to get our hands-on the new console that's going to come along with the Wii U controller. Every operational unit is clad in shimmering Lucite and locked away. But, from what we c...
06:37 pm EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget Toshiba Thrive hands-on
Toshiba didn't exactly jump into the tablet market head first, but now that it's come clean with the Thrive, its first pad for the US market, it's wasting no time -- we just got some hands-on with the...
06:37 pm EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget Toshiba Thrive hands-on (video)
Toshiba didn't exactly jump into the tablet market head first, but now that it's come clean with the Thrive, its first pad for the US market, it's wasting no time -- we just got some hands-on with the...
06:21 pm EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget IBM puts Watson's brains in Nintendo Wii U
Nintendo's new console, the Wii U, was finally unveiled to the world today at E3 2011, and we got a glimpse of its graphical prowess at the company's keynote. Details were scarce about the IBM silicon...
06:20 pm EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget Looxcie 2 wearable camcorder slims down, adds some accessories
The original Looxcie may not have quite made wearable camcorders as ubiquitous as Blueooth headsets, but the company's not giving on that dream, and it's now back with its all new Looxcie 2. As you ca...
05:58 pm EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget Nintendo Wii U controller, first hands-on!
We just elbowed our way through the crowds and managed to get our first hands-on time with Nintendo's revolutionary new controller, the Wii U. As you can see in the images, it's a rather different thi...
05:58 pm EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget Nintendo Wii U controller, first hands-on! (video)
We just elbowed our way through the crowds and managed to get our first hands-on time with Nintendo's revolutionary new controller, the Wii U. As you can see in the images, it's a rather different thi...
05:31 pm EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget Motorola clarifies position on Android apps, is still cool with developer community
Being an outspoken executive often involves a steady diet of crow. So, when Sanjay Jha seemingly threw Android developers under the proverbial bus with last week's comments, it seemed only a matter of...
04:46 pm EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget The Wiiu controller, revealed!
Woah! The rumors turned out to be true: a 6.2-inch screen will be built into the controller of Nintendo's next-generation console. A microphone, a gyroscope, dual analog controls, shoulder buttons, a ...
04:46 pm EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget The Wii U controller, revealed! (video)
Woah! The rumors turned out to be true: a 6.2-inch screen will be built into the controller for Nintendo's next-generation Wii U console. It'll also feature a microphone, a gyroscope, an accelerometer...
04:45 pm EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget The Wiiu, Nintendo's next console
Coming in 2012, Nintendo's next home console will deliver "deeper game experiences" that aim to offer "something for everyone." And it'll be called the Wiiu! A variety of new controls will be made ava...
04:45 pm EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget The Wii U, Nintendo's next console (video)
Coming in 2012, Nintendo's next home console will deliver "deeper game experiences" that aim to offer "something for everyone." And it'll be called the Wii U! A variety of new controls will be made av...
04:45 pm EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget The Wii U, Nintendo's next console (update: graphics powered by AMD)
Coming in 2012, Nintendo's next home console will deliver "deeper game experiences" that aim to offer "something for everyone." And it'll be called the Wii U! A variety of new controls will be made av...
03:41 pm EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget Live from Nintendo's E3 2011 keynote!
Another day another liveblog, but not just another company. Today it's Nintendo that will be keeping us rapt with anticipation, and with any luck the big man, Reggie Fils-Aime, will be taking us on qu...
03:37 pm EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget Nintendo announces gold Wiimote for Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Nintendo just announced at E3 that The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword for Wii is "finally done," and it also revealed that it'll have something of a surprise to mark its release this holiday season: a...
03:36 pm EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget Sony S1 Honeycomb tablet slips through the FCC with AT&T frequencies and HSPA+ broadband module
Ah Sony, your S1 and S2 tablet secrets are safe with trusty ol' Engadget. Take these new SGPT113JP/S and SGPT114JP/S tablets that just passed through the FCC. We won't tell anyone that they're actuall...
03:22 pm EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry PlayBook gets updated with new power menu, better Facebook app, and more
The PlayBook isn't even two months old yet and it's already scored a second update to its QNX-based OS. First up from BlackBerry Tablet OS v1.0.5 is an upgraded Facebook app, which is now a preloaded ...
02:59 pm EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget RED Scarlet captures Hollywood-style street scene at 120fps (video)
The bad news is that the RED Scarlet is a still a prototype two and a half years after it was announced. The good news is that the folks at RED have shot some stunning test footage with the 8x fixed l...
02:33 pm EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget SSI's rugged Spark S9T brings trial-screen computing to power-hungry road warriors (hands-on)
A portable desktop tower with three LCDs mounted on its side, you say? Why yes, there is such a thing. At Computex, we spotted SSI's camouflaged booth demoing this eccentric Spark S9T rig: a rugge...
02:33 pm EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget SSI's rugged Spark S9T brings triple-screen computing to power-hungry road warriors (hands-on)
A portable desktop tower with three LCDs mounted on its side, you say? Why yes, there is such a thing. At Computex, we spotted SSI's camouflaged booth demoing this eccentric Spark S9T rig: a rugge...
02:11 pm EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget New and improved Droid Bionic getting a 4.5-inch display and docking connection?
Since Motorola delayed the launch of the LTE-equipped Droid Bionic to carry out "several enhancements," we've debated if this might entail swapping out Tegra 2 in favor of a PowerVR GPU. But now leake...
01:54 pm EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget Apple patent app sheds light on wireless charging dreams, NFMR love affair
Apple threw quite the wireless party by introducing PC Free and iCloud at yesterday's WWDC keynote, but it seems that the engineers in Cupertino may have even more tricks up their sleeve. Judging by a...
01:31 pm EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget ViewSonic announces $250 ViewBook 730 tablet, steps on Nook Color's turf
Does that bulky black plastic surround look familiar? It's becoming standard uniform for Android tablets at the $250 price point like the Nook Color and now ViewSonic's latest offering, the ViewBo...
01:01 pm EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget Turtle Beach's XP500 headset brings totally wireless 7.1 to the Xbox 360, PX5 is mildly jealous
Turtle Beach's PS3-oriented PX5 performed great in our recent review, and just after we've arrived at E3 the company has announced another new release for the show: the XP500 for the Xbox 360. It's es...
12:31 pm EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget Antimatter gets trapped for 15 minutes by CERN scientists, escapes unharmed
Antimatter particles are elusive little critters that tend to disappear moments after being spotted. Unless, it turns out, you trap them in a "magnetic bottle" and turn the temperature right down to a...
11:55 am EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget iTunes (in the Cloud) 10.3 beta available for download, we go hands-on
If you live in the US or Canada then the iTunes 10.3 beta is ready to rumble. Automatic downloads and access to your purchase history is limited to iOS 4.3.3 users on the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 (GSM onl...
11:23 am EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget Skype goes down globally again, Microsoft starts wondering if it bought wisely
Uh oh, Skype's experiencing its second big outage in the space of just a couple of weeks, as we're hearing reports from the UK, Netherlands, and yes, even Bulgaria, claiming the online communications ...
10:51 am EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget Tesla Model S is almost production-ready, does photo shoot to prove it
You're looking at an unlikely picture: two Tesla EVs on the same street. The Silicon Valley carmaker is hoping to become more mainstream, however, when it releases its Model S sedan next year to compl...
09:58 am EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget iOS 5 jailbroken
See those Cydia and iSSH icons? How about the Reminders and Newstand apps, see those? What you're looking at is the harmonious coexistence of hacks and Apple's virgin iOS 5 beta release runnin...
09:46 am EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget Delorme's inReach two-way GPS Communicator receives txts on mountains, teenage hikers rejoice
Until Delorme's inReach two-way GPS Communicator, sending text messages over satellite signals was mostly a one-way affair. This 4.78 by 2.85 by 1.73-inch battery-powered minibeast pairs with either t...
08:51 am EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget HTC sales in May reached $1.42 billion, more than double last year's total
We're seriously considering just reposting the same bit of text every time HTC's earnings come up for discussion. The story never seems to change. Taiwan's premier smartphone maker has once again blow...
08:14 am EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget Gears of War limited edition Xbox 360 paints the town crimson, coming September 20th for $400
The E3 2011 announcements from Microsoft just keep on coming, though this one's a little more superficial than the rest. An Xbox 360 console, specially refashioned with a set of blood-red Gears of War...
07:33 am EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget Atrix 4G available for $100 from AT&T, just 50 bucks per Tegra 2 core
We're not going to mince words, the Motorola Atrix has a number of urgent software issues that make it tough to recommend, but at least AT&T is pricing the Blur-saddled smartphone into the realm o...
07:02 am EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget Xbox 360 Wireless Speed Wheel will arrive in early October for $60, give you something to hold on to
Microsoft's Kinect motion controls may be infiltrating all sorts of games at this year's E3, but the Xbox maker isn't neglecting those in need of a more tangible control scheme. A new Wireless Speed W...
05:21 am EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget Nintendo 3DS system update is live, grab your free copy of Excitebike now
True to its word, Nintendo has released a system update for anxious 3DS owners. The free update over WiFi delivers an internet browser and the eShop digital store to your multidimensional handheld. As...
05:13 am EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget Zotac unveils new ZBOX mini-PC, powered by VIA's dual-core Nano X2
We covered lots of ground at this year's Computex, but here's one gem that slipped past our radar: the new Zotac ZBOX mini-PC, powered by VIA's latest dual-core processor. Measuring 12 x 12 x 4cm, thi...
04:02 am EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget Sony's 24-inch 'PlayStation' 3D display first hands-on!
We knew you were dying to know what Sony was planning with those stereoscopic multiplayer display patents last year, so we took a look at Sony's new PlayStation-branded 3D display, just for you. True ...
04:02 am EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget Sony's 24-inch PlayStation 3D display first hands-on!
We knew you were dying to know what Sony was planning with those stereoscopic multiplayer display patents last year, so we took a look at Sony's new PlayStation-branded 3D display, just for you. True ...
04:01 am EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget Acer announces redesigned Aspire TimelineX Series laptops, prices start at $599
If Acer's current Aspire TimelineX notebooks look a little too dull for your tastes, have a peek at that industrial-looking number in the picture above. The company just redesigned its line of skinny ...
03:30 am EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget Sony's PlayStation Vita: first hands-on impressions
We've seen Sony's PlayStation Vita, and more importantly, what it can do -- but this evening, we touched that Next Generation Portable for the very first time. How does it compare to its single-sticke...
03:06 am EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget 441 drops of water carefully printed for a very wet work of art (video)
Pe Lang's Positioning Systems, from his Falling Objects collection, is bit of a curiosity -- it's a work of art that's equal parts printer and science experiment. A machine squeezes single drops of wa...
02:10 am EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget Apple iOS 5 hands-on preview
iOS 5 won't be ready for the masses until this Fall, but lucky developers -- and eager tech bloggers -- are able to get in on the action right now. We just got done downloading the 730MB BETA, and hav...
01:49 am EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget Sony sells 70 million PSP units worldwide, still firmly in DS' rearview mirror
Sony's PlayStation Vita is obviously the company's handheld of tomorrow, but it's the PlayStation Portable that's being credited with the assist. The PSP has been a flagship device for Sony since Dece...
01:31 am EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget Sony's PlayStation Vita official: $249 for WiFi, $299 for 3G
Details about Sony's new handheld have been trickling out for months in the form of spec sheets and fantastic footage of its quad core capabilities. But we didn't know how much it would cost or when w...
01:15 am EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget Apple iOS 5 hands-on preview
iOS 5 won't be ready for the masses until this Fall, but lucky developers -- and eager tech bloggers -- are able to get in on the action right now. We just got done downloading the 730MB BETA, and hav...
12:44 am EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget Sony introduces PlayStation-brand 3D monitor and 3D glasses, bundle available for $499
Jack Tretton just announced PS3 gamers can get into the 3D game for much less this fall when the company launches a 24-inch monitor and active shutter LCD glasses under the PlayStation brand. $499 get...
12:37 am EDT - Tue, June 7, 2011
Engadget Sony's PS3 claims the lead in Netflix streaming, adds VOD from Best Buy's CinemaNow
Sony planned the PlayStation 3 from the start as a movie playing powerhouse, but it may not have predicted so many would end up using it for Netflix streaming. CEO Jack Tretton just hit the stage at t...
11:45 pm EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget Live from Sony's E3 2011 keynote!
The world hasn't been kind to Sony as of late, but today is Sony's day to shine -- we're reporting live from E3 2011 this evening, where the company is about to show off its latest toys. There's littl...
11:34 pm EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget HTC Flyer quietly gets over-the-air software update, promises to 'improve system performance'
No, it's not an upgrade to Honeycomb, but the HTC Flyer is getting some tweaks nonetheless. Over the weekend, owners of the 7-inch tablet should have seen a prompt for an over-the-air update making th...
11:06 pm EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget Waiting for a taste of the iCloud? Check your iPhone
The waiting, a great man once said, is the hardest part. And while seeing all of today's WWDC promises come to fruition will certainly take patience, iPhone owners can take some solace in the fact tha...
10:38 pm EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget Mozilla's Webian Shell interface will cloak your OS in a browser (video)
With Google's fleet of Chromebooks making their way to market, Mozilla has decided to release a similarly browser-based desktop interface, known as the Webian Shell. As of now, the prototype app consi...
10:00 pm EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget Editorial: Engadget on iCloud and iTunes Match
Today, Steve Jobs revealed a great many things, but the biggest bombshell was this -- Apple's iCloud, which promises to sync all your content, automatically, even wirelessly, to Apple's new server far...
09:40 pm EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget Apple WWDC keynote video now viewable in the cloud
Did you miss out on today's thrill-a-minute WWDC keynote? Good news: now you can relive all of Steve Jobs's magical cloud-based magic. OS X Lion, iTunes in the cloud, PC-free syncing, iCloud, and ...
09:00 pm EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget Nyko cures Kinect's farsightedness, brings bountiful battery life and alarm clock capability to the 3DS
E3 2011 is upon us, and you know what that means, a heaping helping of new gaming gear from Nyko. Zoom for Kinect is a set of clip-on specs that lets you get 40 percent closer to the sensor bar with n...
08:46 pm EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget Huawei teases MediaPad, gives its other tablets a complex
Huawei stopped just short of using the word "magical" when it sent out a note teasing its forthcoming MediaPad tablet (it's probably for the best, we're told some other company has that market cornere...
08:21 pm EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget Xbox Live adds cloud saves, 'beacons' that tell friends what you want to play
These may not have made the cut to appear in Microsoft's E3 keynote earlier today but gamers will probably appreciate two new features mentioned in a letter from Xbox Live General Manager Marc Whitten...
08:00 pm EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget Engadget's post-WWDC keynote broadcast, live!
This morning we had a little fun prognosticating about what we'd see at today's WWDC keynote address. We'll, now we've seen it, so join us for some post-event analysis from just outside the event cent...
07:43 pm EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget ASUS MS248B 24-inch display does it all with one cable, thank you USB 3.0
USB-powered monitors started out small but are finally getting big enough to serve as a main display. The 24-inch ASUS MS248B is brought to life with a single cable courtesy of USB 3.0's extra current...
06:45 pm EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget Apple announces iTunes in the Cloud, iTunes Match
Apple has just announced its long-awaited cloud-based music service: iTunes in the Cloud. It will let you download any music you've purchased to all of your devices at no additional charge, which Stev...
06:20 pm EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget iCloud unveiled at WWDC, free for all 9 cloud apps, MobileMe RIP
Apple tipped its hat early, but now we have the details from the man himself. "iCloud stores your content in the cloud and wirelessly pushes it to all your device. It automatically uploads it, stores ...
06:15 pm EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget Apple's iOS 5: all the details
Scott Forstall has just taken the WWDC 2011 stage and details about the changes and improvements in iOS 5 are flowing thick and fast. Keep one tab in your browser locked to this post as we update it w...
06:14 pm EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget Apple unveils iMessage, its BBM competitor, at WWDC
It's here, the moment BlackBerry owners been waiting for since the original iPhone launched: iMessage. Apple has just announced its new data-based push messaging service at WWDC, which looks to be a f...
06:12 pm EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget Apple adds camera shortcut to lock screen, volume up shutter key, and other enhancements to iOS 5
Apple's just announced that iOS 5-enabled iPhones (and likely iPads and iPods, too) are getting a camera shortcut on the lock screen, the ability to snap pics by pressing the volume up button, AE / AF...
06:12 pm EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget Apple adds instant camera access from lock screen and volume-up to shutter button to iOS 5
Apple's just announced that iOS 5-enabled iPhones (and likely iPads and iPods, too) are getting a camera shortcut on the lock screen -- a feature that got Camera+ temporarily banned from the App ...
06:12 pm EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget Apple iOS 5 adds instant camera access from lock screen and shutter release to volume-up button
Apple's just announced that iOS 5-enabled iPhones (and likely iPads and iPods, too) are getting a camera shortcut on the lock screen and a shutter button in the form of the volume up key -- a feature ...
06:08 pm EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget Apple turns iOS 'PC Free' with OTA updates and wireless sync
Love your iPhone, but hate all of the PC-based tethering it entails? Apple has some good news: the company is taking its "post-PC" stance a step further, letting you activate your smartphone strai...
05:58 pm EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget Apple brings deep Twitter integration to iOS
Apple's just announced that it's bringing deep Twitter integration to all of its iOS-based devices, and to many of its own apps, including Camera, Photos, Safari and Maps. That integration also, of co...
05:48 pm EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget Notification Center for iOS 5 announced
Notification Center aggregates notifications for all of your apps, and it's accessed by swiping down from the top. Finally!Gallery: iOS 5 Notification CenterDeveloping...Notification Center for iOS 5 ...
05:43 pm EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget Apple's iOS 5: all the details
Scott Forstall has just taken the WWDC 2011 stage and details about the changes and improvements in iOS 5 are flowing thick and fast. Keep one tab in your browser locked to this post as we update it w...
05:38 pm EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget OS X Lion launching in July for $29.99: all the details
Apple has been talking about OS X Lion for some time already, of course, but it's now filled in most if not all of the remaining key details at WWDC. Dubbed a "major release" with over 250 new feature...
05:38 pm EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget OS X Lion launching in July for $29.99
Apple has been talking about OS X Lion for some time already, of course, but it's now filled in most if not all of the remaining key details at WWDC. Dubbed a "major release" with over 250 new feature...
05:38 pm EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget OS X Lion launching in July for $29.99, Lion Server to run $49.99
Apple has been talking about OS X Lion for some time already, of course, but it's now filled in most if not all of the remaining key details at WWDC. Dubbed a "major release" with over 250 new feature...
05:07 pm EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget Microsoft integrates live TV streaming from Sky TV, Foxtel and Canal on Xbox 360
Microsoft confirmed the recent rumors and announced a new streaming TV implementation for the Xbox 360 today at its pre-E3 2011 keynote. The Kinect and Bing-powered voice search that can pull in conte...
05:07 pm EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget Microsoft integrates live TV from Sky TV, Foxtel and Canal on Xbox 360 -- more providers coming
Microsoft confirmed the recent rumors and announced a new streaming TV implementation for the Xbox 360 today at its pre-E3 2011 keynote. The Kinect and Bing-powered voice search that can pull in conte...
05:05 pm EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget Microsoft's Kinect-based UI for XBL has Bing voice search across Hulu, Netflix, YouTube, and live TV
Quick refreshing of Microsoft's E3 landing page has apparently revealed some of the things it will be announcing within a couple of hours at its E3 press conference, including new features for Xbox Li...
05:05 pm EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget Microsoft's new Xbox 360 UI has Bing voice search across Hulu, Netflix, YouTube, and live TV
Quick refreshing of Microsoft's E3 landing page has apparently revealed some of the things it will be announcing within a couple of hours at its E3 press conference, including new features for Xbox Li...
05:03 pm EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget Kinect support explodes, EA Sports, Mass Effect 3, and more hop on board
Kinect is almost as popular for its hacks as it is for actually playing games, but Microsoft and its third party developers are making a hard push for motion and voice-controlled games on the Xbox 360...
04:55 pm EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget WWDC 2011 liveblog: Steve Jobs talks iOS 5, OS X Lion, iCloud and more!
You're in the right place! Bookmark this page and return on Monday at the times listed below to see Steve Jobs take the stage at Moscone West. WWDC 2011 promises a peek at iOS 5, OS X Lion, the iCloud...
04:30 pm EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget Live from Microsoft's E3 2011 keynote!
With a Guinness World Record-selling peripheral in its pocket and a pretty popular console, too, we're not sure what to expect from Microsoft at E3 2011. That doesn't mean the company won't have some ...
03:44 pm EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget Panasonic GF3 spied by Micro Four Thirds enthusiasts in YouTube vid?
The folks at 4/3 Rumors believe they've spotted Panasonic's successor to the compact Micro Four Thirds GF2 -- the aptly named GF3. The site's eagle-eyed camera fiends noticed an unfamiliar digicam in ...
03:25 pm EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget AT&T's Ralph de la Vega: Windows Phones 'not selling as well' as hoped
We don't envy AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega's job one bit, nor the amount of time he spends on the hotseat. We do, however, admire his willingness to open his mouth and reveal interesting tid...
02:56 pm EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget Xbox.com leaks E3 secrets early: Voice Search and a 'new look' for XBL, two Halo games
Quick refreshing of Microsoft's E3 landing page has apparently revealed some of the things it will be announcing within the hour at its E3 press conference, including new features for Xbox Live like V...
02:56 pm EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget Xbox.com leaks E3 secrets early: Voice Search, 'new look' for XBL, Halo 4, and Halo: CE remake
Quick refreshing of Microsoft's E3 landing page has apparently revealed some of the things it will be announcing within a couple of hours at its E3 press conference, including new features for Xbox Li...
02:29 pm EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget Engadget, broadcasting live from WWDC!
That's right, for the first time we're bringing you a live video feed straight from San Francisco, the heart of Apple's big summer event. What will Apple unveil, when will it ship, and what does it al...
01:58 pm EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget Google's search for future profit targets the Sun, not just the cloud
These humble-looking contraptions were revealed in a Google patent application for a "heliostat control system" that automatically adjusts solar thermal mirrors to their optimal energy-harvesting angl...
01:36 pm EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget Fisker Karma delayed again, but only by a tiny little bit
Yes, that's a Fisker Karma at the Monaco Grand Prix starting line, but no, it won't be taking off just yet, at least not this month. Last we heard from Roger Ormisher, Fisker Automotive's Communicatio...
01:14 pm EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile might launch Samsung Exhibit 4G and Gravity Smart June 22nd?
Millions of schoolchildren may be getting ready for three months of lazy summer days, but T-Mob's just starting to get its hustle on. Samsung's Gingerbread-equipped Exhibit 4G and Froyo-laden Gravity ...
12:52 pm EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget Utechzone Spring eye-tracking system hands-on (video)
In the midst of fiddling with tablets and laptops at Computex, we haven't been thinking much of eye-tracking technologies until we saw Utechzone's booth. What we have here is the Spring, a TW$240,000 ...
12:28 pm EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget France bans Twitter, Facebook mentions on TV, in the name of market competition
The words "Facebook" and "Twitter" are now verboten on French TV, because France thought it'd be a good idea to follow its own laws. Last week, the country's Conseil Supérieur de l'Audiovisuel ...
12:00 pm EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget Engadget is live from E3: get your Microsoft and Sony keynote liveblogs right here!
The Electronic Entertainment Expo, the gaming industry's biggest annual get-together, kicks off in earnest on Tuesday, June 7th. Microsoft and Sony, however, will be getting the party started on Monda...
11:40 am EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget Steve Wozniak calls us all dogs, in a nice way
You can stop worrying about the robot apocalypse now. Steve Wozniak has weighed in on the matter, and it turns out we've pretty much lost. The Apple co-founder / dancing star discussed the subject wit...
11:11 am EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget HTC EVO 3D launches on June 24th for $200, joined by EVO View 4G tablet at $400
The HTC bonanza that Sprint has been cooking up for a while now has its official launch date: June 24th. That will be the day when the 4.3-inch EVO 3D and its tablet buddy, the 7-inch EVO View 4G, lau...
10:37 am EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget MSI's Afterburner Android app makes GPU overclocking as easy as Facebooking
Back in our day, overclocking one's PC was akin to a fine art. It took skill. Precision. Effort. Cajones. These days, it's just about as simple as blinking. Or winking. Or winking while blinking. MSI'...
09:58 am EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget Ten One Design's iPad joysticks set to have a mini Fling with your smartphone
Need more stuff to attach to your smartphone? Good news: Ten One Design managed to shrink down those stick-on iPad joysticks we played with back at CES, bringing the Fling's screen-cluttering gami...
09:10 am EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget Evolve III prices triple-booting Maestro S and swiveling Maestro C tablets, unveils cordless NGen desktop (video)
We knew Evolve III had some major plans in store for this year and now, we've found out a little more about the company's latest creations. First up is the Maestro S -- a triple-booting slate that, as...
08:29 am EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget ComScore: Android grows larger than ever among US subscribers, Apple belittles RIM
The latest ComScore results from the last quarter are in, and the US mobile device wars were hotter than ever as 13% more people reported owning a smartphone. Google conquered most users' territory wi...
07:42 am EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget Sony files for 'PS Vita' trademark in Europe, intends to do something Next Generation with it
The words "PS Vita" and "PlayStation Vita" have just made their way through the EU Trademarks and Designs Registration Office, courtesy of a set of new applications from none other than Sony Computer ...
07:22 am EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget ASUS UX21 to be priced at less than $1,000, says Commercial Times
The ASUS UX21, that 11.6-inch cake slicer that doubles up as an ultrathin laptop, is coming in September with a price tag of less than $1,000. That's according to the Commercial Times, which cites sup...
06:27 am EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget The Sony Ericsson Urushi leaks again: ST18i exposed
Remember that Sony Ericsson that leaked awhile back, the ST18i? Well, here's the Urushi again, all fired up and ready for a few holes of Lets Golf 2. Inside is a 1GHz ARM processor with an Adreno ...
05:58 am EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget Apple brings Twitter integration to iOS
Apple's just announced that it's bringing Twitter integration to all of its iOS-based devices, and to many of its own apps, including Camera, Photos, Safari and Maps.Developing... stay tuned to our li...
05:29 am EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget Google Translate API gets reprieve, servers will accept cash for interpreter duties
Last month, Google said it intended to pull the plug on a variety of APIs, including one rather curious pick -- Google Translate, which had actually been getting so much use that it was allegedly caus...
03:58 am EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget McDonald's interactive Pong billboard brings big-screen elation, tomorrow's lunch
You could enjoy that Big Mac in the peace and artery-clogging quiet of your local McDonald's, or you could just catch the next flight to Stockholm, where Ronald apparently serves his meals with a side...
03:00 am EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget How would you change Fujifilm's FinePix X100?
Photokina 2010 was the launching pad for a relatively new class of point-and-shoot, and Fujifilm's FinePix X100 was just one of the many high-end, zoomless compacts designed to put DSLR-level image qu...
02:00 am EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: hybrid hydrogen hovercraft, amphibious ice cream, and the transparent solar touchscreen laptop of our dreams
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. Solar energy supercharged our power grid and gadgets this ...
01:11 am EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget Adobe's CEO trains to become The Most Interesting Man in the World (video)
Could Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen seriously go toe to toe with the Dos Equis guy? Don't laugh... well, until you watch his training video just after the break. Something tells us he's got quite a f...
12:02 am EDT - Mon, June 6, 2011
Engadget Kno brings textbooks to iPad, millions of children now dread getting Apple tablet for Christmas
You know the old saying, right? If you can't beat them, license your designs to third-party manufacturers and develop an app for your competitor's hardware. Kno's dual-screen tablet had a pretty t...
10:52 pm EDT - Sun, June 5, 2011
Engadget Visualized: Acer's Iconia Tab A500 is 'a better choice' than the iPad
We were making our way through Taipei's sublime metro system this week and what did we see on the side of the stairway? Why, it was a collection of iPad images, but rather than an Apple-funded adv...
10:52 pm EDT - Sun, June 5, 2011
Engadget Visualized: Acer's Iconia Tab A500 is 'a better choice' than the iPad (update: video!)
We were making our way through Taipei's sublime metro system this week and what did we see on the side of the stairway? Why, it was a collection of iPad images, but rather than an Apple-funded adv...
10:00 pm EDT - Sun, June 5, 2011
Engadget Switched On: As Windows loses its windows
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.You say you want a revolution? Well, you know... . you might get one if you're a patient Windows user. With Windows...
09:17 pm EDT - Sun, June 5, 2011
Engadget MasterImage touts 4.3-, 7- and 10-inch glasses-free 3D displays, interest from 'first tier' device makers
MasterImage and its parallax barrier 3D technology have been around for a while. Though nothing major -- excepting the Hitachi H001 in Japan -- has ever come of this company's efforts, it's back at Co...
09:00 pm EDT - Sun, June 5, 2011
Engadget Engadget will be broadcasting live from WWDC!
Yes, of course well be bringing you the full liveblog action from WWDC, and as ever you'll be able to read along as the biggest Apple news of the summer is unveiled. But this year we're bringing you m...
08:14 pm EDT - Sun, June 5, 2011
Engadget InfiniTV 4 CableCARD tuner prices are dropping, down to $256 shipped from $399 previously
Whether it's due to pressure from SiliconDust's HDHomeRun Prime or as a result of simplified hardware is unclear, but Ceton's InfiniTV 4 CableCARD tuner is now available for as little as $256 shipped....
07:19 pm EDT - Sun, June 5, 2011
Engadget Champtron's 65-incher can recognize two-finger touch, make for a decently spacious second screen (video)
If you can never have enough screen real estate while working, you might want to give Champtron's 65-inch behemoth a look. It's a 1080p Sharp panel imbued with the ability to recognize two touch input...
06:14 pm EDT - Sun, June 5, 2011
Engadget Sony VAIO Z21 Series mentioned on various European sites, isn't actually for sale yet
Here in the states, Sony's 13-inch VAIO Z series has been missing from the company's online store for months, but in Europe, at least, it lives on -- a quartet of Z21 series laptops have surfaced on v...
05:33 pm EDT - Sun, June 5, 2011
Engadget Motorola Droid 3 leaks out in tutorial vids, confirms 8MP camera and 1080p recordings (video)
Verizon and Motorola have kept a tighter lid on the Droid 3 than many recent smartphones we've seen, but a nice big leak just sprang from the bottom of the pot -- startup gadget blog PhonePads obtaine...
05:03 pm EDT - Sun, June 5, 2011
Engadget Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3-iSSD motherboard eyes-on
We're not normally all that stoked with motherboards, but Gigabyte's awkwardly named Z68XP-UD3-iSSD just about got our attention at Computex. The highlight here is the Intel 20GB SLC SSD latched onto ...
04:00 pm EDT - Sun, June 5, 2011
Engadget Droid X2 review
Would a Droid X by any other name smell as sweet? When we reviewed that phone last year we found it to be a solid performer in a solid chassis. In short: a very good phone. Now it's back with a ne...
03:11 pm EDT - Sun, June 5, 2011
Engadget Lenovo's IdeaPad U300S flaunts its trim frame at Computex
So-called Ultrabooks were all the rage at Computex 2011, and ASUS, LG and Compal weren't the only ones to stake a claim -- this Lenovo IdeaPad U300S is another contender in the ultra-thin, sub-$1,000 ...
02:09 pm EDT - Sun, June 5, 2011
Engadget Red HTC Inspire 4G now available exclusively at Radio Shack
We'd already had some indication that AT&T would soon let Radio Shack offer an exclusive red version of the HTC Inspire 4G, and that's now been made official (and available). As you can see above,...
12:06 pm EDT - Sun, June 5, 2011
Engadget Motorola Xoom hits 1.7GHz, teeters on the edge of oblivion
Just when we thought the Motorola Xoom had hit its stride at a blazing 1.504 billion operations per second, the trusty Tiamat kernel has strapped on an veritable afterburner capable of 1.7GHz. What ha...
09:09 am EDT - Sun, June 5, 2011
Engadget Dual-armed Teutonic robot plays pool, carefully learns to hustle foolish humans
Sure, we've created interactive pool tables and digitally assisted billiards, but isn't it time we completely outsourced our pool-playing to brutally efficient robots? The Germans obviously think ...
06:10 am EDT - Sun, June 5, 2011
Engadget Newest Kinect hack: a grocery cart that loyally follows disabled shoppers (video)
Microsoft's Kinect is the gift that keeps on giving for hackers, spawning everything from glasses-free teleconferencing to Tesla coil manipulation to uh, well, Android dance parties. But Luis de Matos...
03:59 am EDT - Sun, June 5, 2011
Engadget Ask Engadget: should I get a 7-, 8.9- or 10-inch tablet?
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 Johan, who can't seem to determ...
03:01 am EDT - Sun, June 5, 2011
Engadget Sony's dual-screen S2 tablet hits the FCC, boasting AT&T-ready cellular frequencies
Regardless of how you might feel about the potential dangers of electromagnetic radiation, it came in mighty handy today -- identifying this brand-new Sony S2 tablet headed to the USA. The FCC recentl...
02:08 am EDT - Sun, June 5, 2011
Engadget Mad Catz' exclusive Xbox 360 wireless headphones revealed: integrated voice chat, 5.8GHz base station
Remember how Mad Catz scored the exclusive rights to produce Xbox 360 wireless headphones? Here's the deal: these cans don't need to be tethered to your controller for voice chat or plugged into a...
01:02 am EDT - Sun, June 5, 2011
Engadget Batarang controllers to be thrown at E3, come back in October
If multiple batmobiles, a bat-usb stick, and a bat-puter aren't enough to convince you Bruce Wayne is a vain egomaniac, maybe these Batman: Arkham City batarang controllers will give you pause. In tra...
12:04 am EDT - Sun, June 5, 2011
Engadget Microsoft Wireless Desktop 2000 protects that sensitive area between your peripherals
Microsoft's new wireless keyboard-and-mouse duo aims to thwart keystroke spies with full AES 128-bit encryption on over-the-air data -- an improvement on older wireless models that have proven to be e...
12:00 am EDT - Sun, June 5, 2011
Engadget Reserve Power: Stand Off, Part 2
Ross Rubin contributes Reserve Power, a column focused on personal perspectives and products.Last week's Reserve Power introduced six handset stands for propping up your miniature movie theater. This ...
11:04 pm EDT - Sat, June 4, 2011
Engadget Microsoft Wireless Desktop 2000 protects that sensitive area between your peripherals
Microsoft's new wireless keyboard-and-mouse duo aims to thwart keystroke spies with full AES 128-bit encryption on over-the-air data -- an improvement on older wireless models that have proven to be e...
11:00 pm EDT - Sat, June 4, 2011
Engadget Reserve Power: Stand Off, Part 2
Ross Rubin contributes Reserve Power, a column focused on personal perspectives and products.Last week's Reserve Power introduced six handset stands for propping up your miniature movie theater. This ...
10:05 pm EDT - Sat, June 4, 2011
Engadget Windows logo planted on upcoming Apple Store in Germany (video)
A quick glance at the above photo might have you believing that's the site of a Microsoft Store being constructed; actually, it's an Apple Store. Yesterday, in the Jungfernstieg section of Hamburg, Ge...
09:03 pm EDT - Sat, June 4, 2011
Engadget Mercedes-Benz completes hydrogen-powered F-Cell World Drive, but had to bring its own fuel
At January's Detroit Auto Show, Mercedes-Benz eagerly showed off its hydrogen-powered F-Cell car, vowing to prove the viability of fuel-cell vehicles by driving three of them around the world. And now...
08:04 pm EDT - Sat, June 4, 2011
Engadget MobileNotifier dev snapped up by Apple to work on iOS framework?
We said that MobileNotifier unobtrusive notifications might be the single best reason to jailbreak your iOS device, and it sounds like Apple may agree -- Redmond Pie reports that lead developer Peter ...
07:09 pm EDT - Sat, June 4, 2011
Engadget Eee Pad Transformer caught playing nice with PS3 controller (video)
Earlier this week the Eee Pad Transformer scored itself a sweet upgrade in the form of Android 3.1, and with it came USB host support. When we did our hands-on with the Honeycomb update we couldn't de...
07:09 pm EDT - Sat, June 4, 2011
Engadget Eee Pad Transformer caught playing nice with PS3 controller (update: hands-on video)
Earlier this week the Eee Pad Transformer scored itself a sweet upgrade in the form of Android 3.1, and with it came USB host support. When we did our hands-on with the Honeycomb update we couldn't de...
06:04 pm EDT - Sat, June 4, 2011
Engadget Microsoft outlines new features for Windows Phone Mango's Music and Video Hubs
When Microsoft unveiled Windows Phone Mango last month, the company spent a lot of time walking us through some of the 500-plus changes to the OS -- most notably, conversation threads, people groups, ...
05:05 pm EDT - Sat, June 4, 2011
Engadget iTunes leak suggests 'Automatic Download' over-the-air updates are coming in iOS 5
In the lead-up to this year's WWDC, we so far know three things for sure: Apple will unveil OS X Lion, iCloud, and... automatic, over-the-air app updates for iOS 5, apparently. While searching for upd...
04:00 pm EDT - Sat, June 4, 2011
Engadget Insert Coin: Eyez 720p video-recording glasses (video)
In Insert Coin, 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 lin...
03:01 pm EDT - Sat, June 4, 2011
Engadget Nintendo Wii HD Project Cafe rumor roundup: What will E3 hold for the gaming giant?
We're a few days out from E3, that magical place where dreams are made and fanboys and girls from all walks of life are simultaneously appeased and slightly disappointed. Surprises are expected from a...
02:03 pm EDT - Sat, June 4, 2011
Engadget Radioshack sucks at OS recognition: close, but no Android
"Make it an Android?" Are you trying to tell Elop he chose the wrong OS, Radioshack?[Thanks, Travis]Radioshack sucks at OS recognition: close, but no Android originally appeared on Engadget on...
01:07 pm EDT - Sat, June 4, 2011
Engadget PhotoFast i-FlashDrive does USB on one end, 30-pin dock connector on the other
Apple's iOS devices may lack natively memory expansion, but PhotoFast has now come up with solution that just about bests the official camera connection kit. What you're looking at here is the i-Flash...
12:10 pm EDT - Sat, June 4, 2011
Engadget YouTube embraces Creative Commons licensing, turns your cutesy kitty into mashup fodder
Sourcing material from the mecca of viral video has always been a bit iffy -- who knows which rabid Beyonce fan will bite back when you slice and dice their Single Ladies tribute video. However, YouTu...
11:05 am EDT - Sat, June 4, 2011
Engadget Compal's 'Ultra Mobile' Ultrabook eyes-on
Intel's already teased Compal's "Ultra Mobile" Ultrabook from afar, but when this Ivy Bridge laptop popped up on the show floor after the Computex keynote, we decided to give it a closer look. While t...
09:04 am EDT - Sat, June 4, 2011
Engadget Leadtek AMOR 8218 DECT phone with Tegra 2 Android tablet hands-on
While combing through the show floor at Computex, our fortunate selves stumbled upon a new phone-tablet duo at Leadtek's booth. Oh, don't worry, this isn't yet another phone-in-pad design; but actuall...
07:02 am EDT - Sat, June 4, 2011
Engadget Gigabyte M2432 laptop with GeForce GT 440 graphics card dock hands-on
Gigabyte's no stranger in the field of dockable computing devices, and its M2432 laptop shown off at Computex is yet another example proving just this. Let's focus on the actual machine first: here we...
06:10 am EDT - Sat, June 4, 2011
Engadget Newest Kinect hack: a grocery cart that loyally follows disabled shoppers (video)
Microsoft's Kinect is the gift that keeps on giving for hackers, spawning everything from glasses-free teleconferencing to Tesla coil manipulation to uh, well, Android dance parties. But Luis de Matos...
05:02 am EDT - Sat, June 4, 2011
Engadget Scientist cooks up adjustable strength metals
As you may know, crafting a katana is a delicate process that involves carefully constructing a razor-sharp high-carbon edge around a soft shock-absorbent core. One day though, smiths and forging fire...
03:35 am EDT - Sat, June 4, 2011
Engadget Simple DIY cellbot ditches Arduino, jousts poorly (video)
Want an adorable little Android cellbot to call your own, but aren't quite ready to tackle Arduino code? Darrell Taylor's got you covered with an audio-controlled, jousting cellbot: no muss, no fu...
02:04 am EDT - Sat, June 4, 2011
Engadget Google Apps is moving on, you'll need an HTML5 browser to go with it
HTML5 beckons the world with its dashing logo and also, we suppose, all the clever little things it can do. Desktop notifications in Gmail and folder-dragging in Docs already refuse to work with anyth...
01:08 am EDT - Sat, June 4, 2011
Engadget PSN 'Welcome Back' package is here, our long global nightmare is over
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! Seriously, even a few Engadget editors are chortling in joy. PSN and Qriocity service has been restored in the Americas, Europe, and Asia and to celebrate (and soothe ...
12:01 am EDT - Sat, June 4, 2011
Engadget Kinect hack turns your living room into a crazy one-man laser techno dance party (video)
We've seen it aid surgery, help make smarter robots, and even do some gaming stuff, but honestly, what good is a controller if it can't fuel your crazy techno dance parties? Vimeo user Matt "Namet...
10:52 pm EDT - Fri, June 3, 2011
Engadget Flexible wireless charging sheet could eventually turn your skinny jeans into power pants (video)
If you haven't already heard, wireless charging is all the rage -- cars, cameras, and, of course, cellphones have all benefited from the burgeoning technology. Now a team of researchers at Japan's Nat...
10:17 pm EDT - Fri, June 3, 2011
Engadget Garmin in talks to buy Navigon?
It's hard out there for a company making endangered gadgets. According to Reuters, flailing satnav maker Navigon could be acquired by none other than Garmin, which has struggled itself to maintain str...
09:42 pm EDT - Fri, June 3, 2011
Engadget Introduce yourself to the brand new TUAW!
Do you love TUAW? Well, we do, and not just cause we're legally obligated to cherish our sister (site). If you haven't seen her lately you should stop by and say "hi." She's sporting an entirely n...
09:10 pm EDT - Fri, June 3, 2011
Engadget LG LW5600 3D LCD HDTV review
Much like the format war that once divided us between HD DVD and Blu-ray, a battle between two different types of 3D-capable HDTVs rages on while customers wait to be convinced that any of the new tec...
08:44 pm EDT - Fri, June 3, 2011
Engadget Acer Iconia Tab A100 hits the FCC
It hasn't been an easy few months for anyone holding out for Acer's 7-inch Iconia Tab A100. After being announced without a firm release date, it then went up for pre-order in the UK with a promised A...
08:30 pm EDT - Fri, June 3, 2011
Engadget Syrian internet knocked out as protests fill the streets (video)
The Washington Post is reporting a massive internet outage across Syria today, a fact confirmed by government-backed outlet Syria-News.com. Internet traffic monitoring group Renesys began noting the o...
07:59 pm EDT - Fri, June 3, 2011
Engadget Steve Jobs talks iCloud, iOS 5, OS X Lion and more at WWDC, liveblog starts at 10AM PT on June 6th!
Do love music? Do you love it in the cloud? Are you still trying to figure out if "the cloud" is "your bag?" Regardless of your mixed emotions regarding the impending iCloud service, that'...
07:39 pm EDT - Fri, June 3, 2011
Engadget Panasonic shrinks WiGig for cellphones, sets our hearts a flutter
Tri-band WiGig in a laptop? Yawnsville. Now, put that 60GHz connection in a high-end smartphone and we're all ears (and sweaty palms). Panasonic is the first out the gate with a 802.11ad compatibl...
07:17 pm EDT - Fri, June 3, 2011
Engadget Decoy swarm has the potential to protect attacking jets with hundreds of drones
MALDs (missle air launched decoys), for those of you not up on your wargadgets, are a cross between cruise missiles and aerial drones -- a hybrid used to protect attacking jets by confusing or distrac...
07:00 pm EDT - Fri, June 3, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry Torch 2 preview! (video)
We've already seen the BlackBerry Torch 2 in photos courtesy of Mr. Blurrycam, but a little birdie from Negri Electronics was kind enough to send over a pre-release device for us to get under our own ...
06:36 pm EDT - Fri, June 3, 2011
Engadget Engadget Podcast 242 - 06.03.2011
This was a big, busy week that had the Engadgeteers spread far and wide across the globe getting the down and dirty on every piece of gear that came into the universe. You might feel overwhelmed. And ...
06:17 pm EDT - Fri, June 3, 2011
Engadget Happy EVO 4G owners get Gingerbread update, right on schedule
Right on schedule, Sprint made Gingerbread available to any and all EVO 4G owners willing to check for the update manually (and if you're a fan of this site, we suspect you are). As a PSA, you won't j...
06:17 pm EDT - Fri, June 3, 2011
Engadget Happy EVO 4G owners get Gingerbread update, right on schedule (updated)
Right on schedule, Sprint made Gingerbread available to any and all EVO 4G owners willing to check for the update manually (and if you're a fan of this site, we suspect you are). As a PSA, you won't j...
05:59 pm EDT - Fri, June 3, 2011
Engadget j5 Creates a Wormhole, enables keyboard and mouse sharing with just one cable
There are already plenty of keyboard and mouse sharing solutions out there, but alas, most are not foolproof nor affordable enough for the average Joe. As such, we fell in love with j5 Create's Wormho...
05:37 pm EDT - Fri, June 3, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry PlayBook headed to Sprint on June 5th for $500?
We're still waiting for some completely official word on the matter, but it looks like a Sprint exec has let slip the carrier's launch details for the BlackBerry PlayBook. While the post has since bee...
05:37 pm EDT - Fri, June 3, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry PlayBook headed to Sprint on June 5th for $500
We're still waiting for some completely official word on the matter, but it looks like a Sprint exec has let slip the carrier's launch details for the BlackBerry PlayBook. While the post has since bee...
05:17 pm EDT - Fri, June 3, 2011
Engadget Microsoft sells 55 million Xbox 360 consoles, claims that's console history
If you work for Sony you might want go watch TV right now -- there's something on Discovery about ostriches and sand. Meanwhile, Microsoft just let us know that it's sold 55 million Xbox 360s globally...
04:52 pm EDT - Fri, June 3, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry Bold 9900 delayed until September, IT admins everywhere weep
BlackBerry fans itching to get your touch on: don't reach for your wallets just yet. BGR is reporting that RIM's upcoming Bold 9900 has been delayed until September, which is a bit later than the expe...
04:07 pm EDT - Fri, June 3, 2011
Engadget Babycastles brings its indie arcade action to The Engadget Show (video)
The shuttering of New York's Chinatown Fair back in March marked the end of an era for the city -- a last vestige of a time when social gaming meant more than just logging on to Xbox Live. The arcade ...
03:37 pm EDT - Fri, June 3, 2011
Engadget Archos puttin' on the Ritz for its Generation 9 Honeycomb tablets, coming June 23
We were expecting some news out Archos this month and sure enough, here it is. The company has just announced that it will unveil its new Generation 9 Honeycomb tablets at a Paris event, on June 23rd....
03:07 pm EDT - Fri, June 3, 2011
Engadget EnerJ power-saving system prioritizes CPU voltage, may reduce energy consumption by 90 percent
It takes a lot of energy for computing systems or data centers to patch up critical errors, but what if we devoted less power to fixing less urgent issues? That's the basic idea behind EnerJ -- a ...
02:47 pm EDT - Fri, June 3, 2011
Engadget Motorola's Jha blames apps for poor battery life, says Blur can save the day
Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha took time yesterday to talk business strategy, the advantages of Android, and to take developers to task for poorly optimized apps. At several points during the 50-min...
02:31 pm EDT - Fri, June 3, 2011
Engadget Amateur Copenhagen Suborbitals team about to make launch attempt (update: success)
The "amateur" team from Copenhagen Suborbitals promised that they'd launch a rocket capable of carrying a human into space, and today they're poised to do just that -- minus an actual human, of course...
02:27 pm EDT - Fri, June 3, 2011
Engadget Beacon Power completing construction of 20-megawatt flywheel plant, the world's largest
Remember Beacon Power, that startup using 2,800-pound flywheels to cut noxious emissions? Well, three years later, the company is wrapping up construction of its first plant, a 20-megawatt operati...
02:07 pm EDT - Fri, June 3, 2011
Engadget NHK's automated, animated sign language translator adds gestures to subtitles (video)
We've seen quite a few devices designed to help hearing impaired users communicate via phone or computer, but Japan's NHK Science & Technology Research Laboratories has just announced a new animat...
01:45 pm EDT - Fri, June 3, 2011
Engadget Amateur Copenhagen Suborbitals team about to make launch attempt -- watch live here
The "amateur" team from Copenhagen Suborbitals promised that they'd launch a rocket capable of carrying a human into space, and today they're poised to do just that -- minus an actual human, of course...
01:26 pm EDT - Fri, June 3, 2011
Engadget Honeycomb on Oak Trail gets benchmarked on prototype Compal tablet, numbers ensue
We know that Intel is gunning for ARM with its Oak Trail platform, and indeed there were a few early tablets at Computex following that very path to Honeycomb. The question on everyone's minds, of cou...
01:02 pm EDT - Fri, June 3, 2011
Engadget Tennessee bill broadens scope of 'theft,' wide enough to include web-based subscription services?
This week, Tennessee signed a bill that made waves across the web, with many sites claiming that sharing your log-in credentials for services such as Netflix could soon land you in the slammer. The ac...
12:39 pm EDT - Fri, June 3, 2011
Engadget Microdrones' flying robot films African wildlife, finds peace with nature
Sit back, relax and grab a cold one, because you're about to take an aerial tour of the Serengeti, courtesy of that flying drone you're staring at. Developed by Microdrones, this MD4-100 quadrotor was...
11:57 am EDT - Fri, June 3, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson to showcase over 20 new games optimized for Xperia Play
One thing we criticized in our Xperia Play review was the lack of games specifically adapted to the handheld's controls. So it's only fair to mention that a bevy of new titles is on the horizon -- som...
11:21 am EDT - Fri, June 3, 2011
Engadget Slimmer 5.25-inch internal optical drive gets wolf-whistled at Computex
Fatty internal optical drives have so far been content to sit back and watch their external cousins do all the figure-slimming push-ups. But this low-profile 5.25-inch slot-loader clearly got bored of...
10:44 am EDT - Fri, June 3, 2011
Engadget QWERTY wallet shows off your keyboard appreciation, pays homage to The Shining
Now die-hard QWERTY enthusiasts never have to be away from the keys. This black leather billfold pledges allegiance to the keys with an embossed replica of a QWERTY keyboard wrapping around its exteri...
10:06 am EDT - Fri, June 3, 2011
Engadget Adobe CEO has no beef with Apple, no answer for poor Flash performance on Android (video)
The Adobe-Apple Flash war used to be one of the juiciest catfights around, but, much like two aging boxers, both sides now appear willing to act like adults put it all behind them. Speaking at yesterd...
09:29 am EDT - Fri, June 3, 2011
Engadget Ubuntu to hit Eee PCs, take on Microsoft
Think ASUS netbooks threw Linux out the window? Think again: the Eee PC 1001PXD, 1011PX and 1015PX are about to get Ubuntu configurations. Harking back to when the famous netbook line launched run...
09:02 am EDT - Fri, June 3, 2011
Engadget Sonos S3 Play:3 wireless all-in-one speaker system leaked by the feds
Look what the FCC dragged in: it's a brand new, unannounced all-on-one speaker for inclusion in your Sonos wireless audio system. A mini S5, if you will, that goes by the name "Play:3" according to th...
08:10 am EDT - Fri, June 3, 2011
Engadget HTC EVO 3D walks its WiMAX by the FCC on its way to Sprint
It's looking like we're about three weeks away from our first dose of glasses-free 3D on a smartphone, and Sprint is going to be the one getting you all cross-eyed. But, before you can hold a device l...
07:09 am EDT - Fri, June 3, 2011
Engadget Micron RealSSD P320h can read 3GBps, write 2GBps, impress millions of geeks per second
Speed may be a relative thing, but whatever you choose to compare Micron's new RealSSD P320h series to, you'll probably find them pretty competitive. Coming in 350GB and 700GB capacities, these PCI Ex...
06:27 am EDT - Fri, June 3, 2011
Engadget Qualcomm takes sci-fi one step closer to reality at Computex 2011 (video)
While flying cars are still a pipe dream, other technologies are quickly transitioning from the stuff of sci-fi movies into the very tangible realm of reality. This was definitely the case at the Qual...
05:58 am EDT - Fri, June 3, 2011
Engadget HTC announces OpenSense SDK and HTCdev, offers paradise inside its walled garden
Peter Chou is sharing HTC's graces at Uplinq 2011 with the announcement of OpenSense SDK, where the company hopes to recruit developers willing to create apps specifically for Sense 3.0. With help fro...
04:56 am EDT - Fri, June 3, 2011
Engadget OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 and RevoDrive Hybrid hands-on (video)
We got a chance to spend some time with the lovely folks from OCZ here at Computex for a tour of their latest and greatest SSD products, the RevoDrive 3 X2 and RevoDrive Hybrid. Both are PCIe x4 cards...
03:48 am EDT - Fri, June 3, 2011
Engadget LightSquared and Sprint reportedly close to $20 billion LTE agreement, John Deere watching closely
Well, we already know that a certain tractor manufacturer isn't particularly fond of LightSquared and its GPS-bustin' LTE technology, but other companies with yellow logos apparently harbor a much dif...
02:34 am EDT - Fri, June 3, 2011
Engadget Defamation settlement requires Malaysian man to apologize 100 times on Twitter
The punishment, the saying goes, should fit the crime. When working within the legal system, however, it can be pretty tough to come up with a truly appropriate sentence. Settlements, on the other han...
01:46 am EDT - Fri, June 3, 2011
Engadget Sony NGP soaks up the pre-E3 glitz in official demo videos
With E3 2011 just around the corner, expectations for Nintendo announcements are mighty high, but you can get a glimpse at the heat Sony's packing before another day goes by. The official PlayStation....
12:42 am EDT - Fri, June 3, 2011
Engadget Apple camera patent could stop smartphone bootleggers in their tracks
Apple is always filing patents for strange and fantastic things that never seem to find their way into actual products. But an application published today details some interesting tech that we could a...
11:46 pm EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget Researchers hack Kinect for glasses-free 3D teleconferencing (video)
Since the dawn of Kinect hacking, we've seen cameras strung together (or rotated) to create 3D, video game-like environments, while others have tweaked it for headtracking. Others, still, have used it...
11:00 pm EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget OnLive outs universal wireless controller, seamless Facebook integration and more -- we test the tablet experience on an HTC Flyer (video)
We told you that OnLive was coming to tablets, TVs, and other devices a while back, but perhaps you were vexed by the thought of controlling Duke Nukem via touchscreen or IR remote. Well, worry no mor...
10:54 pm EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget Google admits sensitive email accounts have been hacked, some users knew months ago (update: US says no government accounts compromised)
The Contagio security blog posted evidence back in February of targeted attacks against government and military officials on Gmail. Today, nearly four months later, Google has finally admitted this is...
10:36 pm EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide gets pictured with Gingerbread, may debut next month
We didn't know it was possible, but Mr. Blurrycam just got out-Blurrycam'd. After getting some quality hands-on time with the FCC this week, the T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide had a brief photo shoot showi...
10:18 pm EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget Samsung Smart View shrinks Smart TV down for your Galaxy S II
We're not sure how many of you happen to own both a Galaxy S II and a Samsung Smart TV but, if you do, you'll probably want to download Smart View from the Android market. Like now -- don't worry, we'...
09:47 pm EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget Sony Pictures hacked by Lulz Security, 1,000,000 passwords claimed stolen
Oh, Sony -- not again. We've just received numerous tips that Lulz Security has broken into SonyPictures.com, where it claims to have stolen the personal information of over 1,000,000 users -- all sto...
09:35 pm EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget Apple's iCloud bags last major record label, will cost $25 year to sign up?
We'd heard that Universal was the only holdout, and now CNET says the deal is done -- Apple has reportedly signed all four major record labels for its upcoming iCloud service. We'll be bringing you al...
09:22 pm EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget Zoom R8 8-track recorder promises 'total production to go'
Looking to lighten your load a bit on your audio production job in the field? Then you might want to consider Zoom's new portable 8-track recorder, the R8. Also functioning as an audio interface, ...
08:45 pm EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Podcast, live at 5:00PM ET!
Tim and Brian are done hamming it up in front of the camera, and now it's time to get down to the serious business of podcasting. This week they're joined by Mr. Engadget HD Podcast himself, Richard L...
08:31 pm EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget Palm.com quietly replaced by HPwebOS.com, no wake to follow
It goes without saying that funerals are a downer, but we all deserve a proper sendoff, -- unfortunately for Palm.com, there will be no tearful goodbyes. We reported just a few months ago that Palm wa...
08:09 pm EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget Sony NGP confirmed to be backwards compatible with downloaded PSP games
There was a bit of confusion over what sort of backwards compatibility the Sony NGP would have when it was announced earlier this year, but it looks like that particular mystery's now been cleared up....
07:50 pm EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget Apple wants to make your calendar sensitive to location and traffic, get you there on time
As Apple rushed to allay privacy concerns over its handling of location data, it also let slip that it was working on a "crowd-sourced traffic database". Now a patent application dating from 2009 has ...
07:37 pm EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget Polar RCX5 training computer feels your multi-sport pain
The French didn't only invent the guillotine. They also bequeathed us something even more painful (though that's hard to prove): "Les trois sports", aka the Triathlon. A swimming-cycling-running succe...
07:25 pm EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget Apple iCloud logo revealed... it's a cloud
Apple itself has already confirmed the name, and now Apple Insider has snapped some early pictures at the Moscone Center that reveal the iCloud logo / icon. Shockingly, it's a cloud.Apple iCloud logo ...
07:08 pm EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget Pentax releases O-GPS1 add-on for DSLRs, appeals to astronomy nuts
Pentax's Optio WG-1 GPS point-and-shoot satisfied geotaggers out of the box, but owners of its K-5, K-r and 645D DSLRs have had to make do with third-party taggers like the PhotoTrackr or Eye-Fi. The ...
06:32 pm EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget AT&T confirms its 'working on' a shared data plan, won't commit to a time frame
AT&T CEO Ralph de la Vega just confirmed at the D9 conference today that the carrier is "working on" a shared data plan, but he's not committing to a time frame just yet. He also left no doubts ab...
06:32 pm EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget AT&T confirms it's 'working on' a shared data plan, won't commit to a time frame
AT&T CEO Ralph de la Vega just confirmed at the D9 conference today that the carrier is "working on" a shared data plan, but he's not committing to a time frame just yet. He also left no doubts ab...
06:09 pm EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget RiTdisplay begins producing inexpensive a-Si AMOLED displays for smartphone makers
Sure, you'd expect to find an amorphous silicon backplane behind your LCD, but RiTdisplay has now begun producing a-Si AMOLED displays that, according to the company, are a world's first. Developed in...
05:41 pm EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget Podcasts down in iTunes desktop store
Want to download the latest Engadget Show from the iTunes Store on your Mac or PC? Well, you probably can't -- right now, at least. That section appears to be down for most of us at the moment, wi...
05:41 pm EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget Podcasts down in iTunes desktop store (update: music, movies, App Store too!)
Want to download the latest Engadget Show from the iTunes Store on your Mac or PC? Well, you probably can't -- right now, at least. That section appears to be down for most of us at the moment, wi...
05:41 pm EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget Podcasts down in iTunes desktop store (update: it's back!)
Want to download the latest Engadget Show from the iTunes Store on your Mac or PC? Well, you probably can't -- right now, at least. That section appears to be down for most of us at the moment, wi...
05:36 pm EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget Live from D9: AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega takes the stage
Can you handle one more? Seriously? We're planted here in SoCal for the final day of D9, and we've got one more liveblog comin' your way. This go 'round, it's AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la...
05:31 pm EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget Visualized: the coolest desktop chassis at Computex, literally
Having a gadget encased in ice is always a cool stunt (pun intended), but Fractal took one step further by using blocks of ice cut out of a Swedish river, and then have them shipped all the way to Com...
05:09 pm EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget Qualcomm CEO confirms death of Mirasol e-reader display, looks forward to 'next version'
Remember that Mirasol e-reader display Qualcomm was hoping to release this year? Yeah, it's not happening. Speaking at a press briefing in San Diego yesterday, Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs confirmed t...
05:09 pm EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget Qualcomm CEO confirms death of 5.7-inch Mirasol e-reader display, looks forward to 'next version'
Remember that Mirasol e-reader display Qualcomm was hoping to release this year? Yeah, it's not happening. Speaking at a press briefing in San Diego yesterday, Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs confirmed t...
04:44 pm EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget HTC Doubleshot slides through the FCC
Rumor has it that the HTC Doubleshot, aka the MyTouch 4G Slide, will be popping up in T-Mo shops across the country on July 6th. But, before consumers can turn in that paper they've been stackin' for ...
04:31 pm EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget Toshiba Thrive tablet with Android 3.1 ships in July, starts at $429
That Toshiba Thrive tablet that surfaced on J&R's site last month? Turns out, someone got a little excited -- the company just confirmed the listing went up prematurely and that the price was ...
04:21 pm EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget Garmin's Astro 320 GPS handheld offers nine-mile coverage, keeps your hunting dogs in line
Before you and your pooches head out to hunt innocent ducks this year, you might wanna check out Garmin's new Astro 320 dog tracker -- a handheld GPS device designed to help hunters keep even closer t...
04:02 pm EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget Foxconn plant reopens, resumes operations following explosion
Foxconn confirmed today that its manufacturing plant in Chengdu, China has reopened and resumed operations following an explosion in its iPad 2 production facility last month that killed three employe...
03:41 pm EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile announces June availability for Samsung Exhibit 4G and Gravity Smart
We've heard rumblings that Samsung's Exhibit 4G would be making its way to T-Mob on June 8, but now the carrier has confirmed that the Gingerbread smartphone will be available sometime in June. The Ex...
03:11 pm EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget Kogan Agora is world's first Google Chromium OS laptop, ships next week
Kogan, the Aussie company behind such gadgets as the fist-sized Bluetooth GPS watch and gesture-controlled IPTV, is adding a Chromium OS laptop to its family of Google-powered Agora products. The 11.6...
02:51 pm EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget LTE Galaxy Tab 10.1 gets official on Verizon, orders start June 8
WiFi not good enough for you? Verizon's here to give you a bit more range. Customers will be able to pre-order an LTE-enabled version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 starting on June 8th, but the c...
02:33 pm EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget LightSquared's LTE breaks GPS in New Mexico trial, angers John Deere
With Best Buy, Cricket, and Leap already signed on as partners, LightSquared has a lot riding on the success of its nationwide LTE network. Unfortunately, the Airforce's concerns about it interfering ...
02:13 pm EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget Fujitsu fingerprint palm reader does large-scale biometric identification, won't tell fortunes
So it can't predict the future, but the latest biometric reader from Fujitsu can tell that you're one in a million -- quite literally. Looking something akin to the love child of Simon and a Polaroid ...
01:53 pm EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget Sony NGP may become 'PS Vita,' give us 100 percent of our RDI of handheld gaming
If you're like us, you've been spending most of your time in the lead up to E3 scouring the source code of gaming company sites searching for clues about next week's announcements. We happened to miss...
01:33 pm EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget AeroVironment to light up I-5 with EV chargers, add 'Oregon Trail' to the Green Highway
Retire your oxen and sell your wagon, the Oregon Trail just went electric. Okay, not the real, historic Oregon Trail, but a respectable 150-mile stretch of Interstate Five. The Oregon Department of Tr...
01:11 pm EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget Crux Loaded case almost turns your iPad into a laptop for $250
Plenty of people are happy using the iPad as Apple intended -- as a tablet -- but some of you have been searching for a way to add a sleek keyboard and trackpad to the device since day one. The Crux L...
12:49 pm EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget TI-Nspire CX graphing calculator now shipping, color officially 'in'
It may have been hard to believe when it was announced back in February, but you can rest assured that Texas Instruments' new color TI-Nspire CX calculator is indeed real, and shipping right now. Assu...
12:21 pm EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 hits NYC Best Buy June 8, nationwide on June 17
Wondering when you can get your own Galaxy Tab 10.1, one that exchanges the cute field of robots on the back for an upgrade to Android 3.1? It appears that day is next week, with the NYC Best Buy ...
11:59 am EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget Does this Xperia Play have HDMI output?
Here's a little intrigue to go along with your morning cuppa. The Xperia Play is a lovely bit of hardware lacking in a few crucial areas -- one being an inability to play games over HDMI. That's a def...
11:59 am EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget Does this Xperia Play have HDMI output? (updated: dev unit)
Here's a little intrigue to go along with your morning cuppa. The Xperia Play is a lovely bit of hardware lacking in a few crucial areas -- one being an inability to play games over HDMI. That's a def...
11:29 am EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget Intel's Museum of Me finally gives your Facebook ego the attention it deserves
You've mastered the art of the high-cheekboned self-shot. Your acute taste in Iranian New Wave cinema is on full display. That leggy blonde who just so happens to appear in all 200 of your Spring brea...
10:58 am EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget HTC EVO View 4G (Flyer) headed to Sprint on June 24th
Are you seeing what we're seeing? That yellow starburst touting a "starting 6/24" promotion date is neatly affixed to the HTC EVO View 4G (aka, Flyer). If the grab above, nabbed from Sprint's inte...
10:37 am EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget Nintendo 3DS eShop to launch on June 6 with internet browser and free Excite Bike
Why wait until June 7th when you can instead get your update on June 6th? That's the question Nintendo has answered this morning, telling us that the coveted eShop update for the 3DS will come a d...
10:18 am EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget Life-size Angry Birds comes with giant slingshot, more realistic explosive death (video)
Angry Birds was designed to be played on a device that fits in your pocket, so playing the game projected on a wall doesn't exactly feel natural. Throw a life-size slingshot into the mix, though, and ...
09:39 am EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget Google admits sensitive email accounts have been hacked, some users knew months ago
The Contagio security blog posted evidence back in February of targeted attacks against government and military officials on Gmail. Today, nearly four months later, Google has finally admitted this is...
09:39 am EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget Google admits sensitive email accounts have been hacked, some users knew months ago (update: China says wha?)
The Contagio security blog posted evidence back in February of targeted attacks against government and military officials on Gmail. Today, nearly four months later, Google has finally admitted this is...
08:54 am EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget Texas Instruments announces multi-core, 1.8GHz OMAP4470 ARM processor for Windows 8
When Qualcomm announced a pair of Windows 8-compatible ARM processors yesterday, we knew Texas Instruments wouldn't be far behind. Sure enough, the company has just announced a new addition to its OMA...
08:11 am EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget NVIDIA Kal-El reference tablet hands-on (video)
As if showing up in two of the first four reference devices for Windows on ARM wasn't enough of an achievement for NVIDIA's quad-core Kal-El superchip, it decided to visit us in person here at Compute...
07:43 am EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget The 'oh sh_t' moment that Nokia decided to abandon MeeGo
Bloomberg Businessweek just published an amazingly thorough piece on Nokia, pre- and post-Elopcalypse. We've long wondered how MeeGo, an OS that Stephen Elop himself said "inspires both confidence and...
07:12 am EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget Nokia Play To adds DLNA streaming to waning Symbian (video)
Still rockin' a Symbian phone from Nokia? Don't let Android and WP7 owners hog all the media streaming fun. Nokia Play To brings DLNA's push features to Symbian^3, albeit in beta form. Hit up the ...
06:28 am EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget FaceNiff makes Facebook hacking a portable, one-tap affair (video)
Remember Firesheep? Well, the cookie snatching Firefox extension now has a more portable cousin called FaceNiff. This Android app listens in on WiFi networks (even ones encrypted with WEP, WPA, or...
05:46 am EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget Qualcomm announces dual- and quad-core Snapdragon processor support for Windows 8
After months of rumors, leaks, and speculation, Windows 8 is finally official on ARM and x86 platforms. Terrific. Now Qualcomm has jumped on Microsoft's coattails with details about the silicon the co...
04:56 am EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget Sony begins full restoration of its PSN and Qriocity services
Can it be? Is Sony's security nightmare finally over? Seems to be for most of the world. On Tuesday, Sony promised full restoration of its PlayStation Network and Qriocity services in the Amer...
04:56 am EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget Sony begins full restoration of its PSN and Qriocity services (update: live in London)
Can it be happening? Is Sony's security nightmare finally over? Seems to be. On Tuesday, Sony promised full restoration of its PlayStation Network and Qriocity services in the Americas, Europe...
04:56 am EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget Sony begins full restoration of its PSN and Qriocity services (update: intermittent issues)
Can it be happening? Is Sony's security nightmare finally over? Seems to be. On Tuesday, Sony promised full restoration of its PlayStation Network and Qriocity services in the Americas, Europe...
03:59 am EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget EVO 4G getting Gingerbread on June 6th (or Friday if you're impatient)
Well, this was inevitable. After Sprint's website snafu outing its Android 2.3 intentions for the EVO 4G, we've received evidence that points to June 6th as its release date. Better yet, if you're wil...
03:38 am EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget Qualcomm unleashes tri-band WiFi and new mobile wireless chipset
Qualcomm might be all juiced up about getting its Snapdragon processor in 250 upcoming devices, but that doesn't mean the company has forgotten its wireless roots. The San Diego-based chip maker annou...
03:19 am EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget Kinect enabled head-tracking previewed in Forza 4 spotlight video, turns heads (video)
Ever since Johnny Chung Lee was snatched up by Microsoft's Project Natal team to work on Kinect, we've been curious to see how his Wii head-tracking skills would come to fruition on the device. This w...
02:44 am EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget Microsoft reveals ARM-powered Windows 8 prototypes
Remember how Microsoft unveiled that whole "Windows 8" thing earlier today? It's back for more: Here at Computex 2011 in Taipei, prototype ARM-based Windows 8 slates and smartbooks are coming out ...
02:44 am EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget Microsoft reveals ARM-powered Windows 8 prototypes (eyes-on)
Remember how Microsoft unveiled that whole "Windows 8" thing earlier today? It's back for more: here at Computex 2011 in Taipei, prototype ARM-based Windows 8 slates and smartbooks are coming out ...
02:00 am EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget Live from Microsoft's Windows 8 preview event at Computex 2011!
Microsoft finally debuted the next version of its Windows operating system, codenamed Windows 8, at D9 earlier today, and now it's hitting up Computex over in Taipei with a partner preview event. We d...
01:53 am EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget HTC EVO 3D gets more RadioShack love, June 24 sticks out as possible launch date
We've been hearing all sorts of details on the HTC EVO 3D as of late, but the only thing that hadn't popped out at us was the launch date. We knew the day was drawing near, evidenced by the phone bein...
01:38 am EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget LucidLogix brings GPU virtualization to AMD notebooks, all-in-ones, keeps sharing the graphics love
Late last year, LucidLogix introduced us to Virtu, the GPU virtualization software that makes disparate GPUs play nice on Sandy Bridge PCs, and now its extending the love to AMD Bulldozer and Brazos m...
01:24 am EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget Bigfoot updates gaming NICs, practices blatant bandwidth favoritism
You didn't shell out on a monster graphics card only to see your YouTube-worthy Black Ops killstreak interrupted by a network slowdown, did you? Well, Bigfoot's tried and tested solution to limite...
12:57 am EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget Creative Live! inPerson HD webcam does onboard processing, doesn't milk your CPU
When Logitech and Microsoft released a bunch of HD webcams last year, Skype refused to certify them for use with its HD video calling service. (That's not to say these webcams won't work with Skype HD...
12:39 am EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget Lenovo buying Medion for up to $907 million, expects to double its German PC market share
It looks like you can expect to see a lot more of Lenovo in Deutschland. The company is buying German consumer electronics maker Medion -- a deal worth up to €629.4 million ($907 million), accord...
12:20 am EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget Sonim's rugged XP3300 Force does not blend
Our old friend Tom Dickinson is back with a brand new edition of Will It Blend?, but it seems his ultra-destructive Blendtec blender has met its match -- the equally rugged Sonim XP3300 Force we t...
12:00 am EDT - Thu, June 2, 2011
Engadget Kingston Wi-Drive wireless storage for iOS preview (video)
Thinking about upgrading your iPad or iPhone just to add more storage for videos, photos and music? Kingston hopes to save the day with its Wi-Drive, a WiFi-enabled battery-powered storage device ...
11:59 pm EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget Live from D9: Nokia's Stephen Elop takes the stage
We know, we know -- you should've left the office hours ago, but if you hang tight for just a wee bit longer, you'll be able to join us on our journey of the last D9 liveblog for June 1st, the year tw...
11:05 pm EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget Microsoft unveils Windows 8 (video)
We're live from Microsoft Windows president Steven Sinofsky's keynote at D9, and there's something rather exciting on stage -- a pair of experimental Windows 8 dev boards running an OS that looks very...
10:50 pm EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget Mitsubishi officially prices 2011 HDTVs including a 92-inch DLP and 75-inch LaserVue
Other manufacturers may say they're living large with their latest HDTVs, but Mitsubishi's "Go Big" slogan is supported by the biggest displays available for 2011. It's finally revealed details on the...
10:42 pm EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget Live from D9: Microsoft's Steven Sinofsky talks Windows and more
Eager for more? We're settled in (again) at D9 here in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, and with HP's boss headed for stage right, it's Steven Sinofsky finding a comfortable spot in the hot seat. ...
10:40 pm EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget Mitsubishi officially prices 2011 HDTVs including a 92-inch DLP and 75-inch LaserVue
Other manufacturers may say they're living large with their latest HDTVs, but Mitsubishi's "Go Big" slogan is supported by the biggest displays available for 2011. It's finally revealed details on the...
10:19 pm EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget More malware in the Android Market: Google removes 26 deleterious app doppelgangers
Ideally, we'd do our smartphone software shopping free from the specter of malicious apps masquerading as useful ones. This past weekend, however, 26 apps in the Android Market were discovered to be p...
10:02 pm EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget ASUS Eee Pad Transformer gets Android 3.1 update right on schedule
It's here! We've received word that owners of ASUS' shape-shifting Eee Pad Transformer woke up this morning to find a nice big hunk of an over-the-air Honeycomb 3.1 update awaiting them. We first caug...
09:42 pm EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget Netcom shows off microSD card with integrated NFC goodness (video)
Here's an interesting idea from a Chinese company called Netcom: adding NFC capability to existing phones via microSD. That's right, rather than relying on external add-ons that occupy ports, Netcom d...
09:29 pm EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget Lian Li PC-U6 Cowry desktop case hands-on
As usual, Taiwan-based Lian Li showed up at Computex with a whole bunch of desktop chassis, and this year's highlight is none other than the eccentric PC-U6 Cowry. From our brief hands-on, we'd say th...
09:11 pm EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget LG W300 all-in-one hands-on at Computex 2011 (video)
The eye-catching P220 ultraportable isn't the only system LG is showcasing at Computex -- the Korean manufacturer is also gracing Intel's booth with the W300, an all-in-one with a few tricks up its sl...
09:11 pm EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget LG V300 all-in-one hands-on at Computex 2011 (video)
The eye-catching P220 ultraportable isn't the only system LG is showcasing at Computex -- the Korean manufacturer is also gracing Intel's booth with the V300, an all-in-one with a few tricks up its sl...
08:55 pm EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget Gecko-inspired water-powered robot scales glass, washes windows (sort of)
We've seen some pretty impressive Spidey-like robots in our time, but honestly, crawling walls isn't always enough to pique or interest. A robot that can scale buildings and wash windows -- now that's...
08:40 pm EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget Stanton's SCS.4DJ Digital DJ Mix Station up for Best Buy pre-order this month, in stores by July
When technology meets music, interesting things can happen -- for better or worse. In the case of Stanton's standalone SCS.4DJ Digital DJ Mix Station, anyone can try their hand at DJing. Notable hardw...
08:22 pm EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget NHK develops ultra high-def camcorder with single 33 megapixel sensor (video)
As still cameras go, a 33MP sensor is rather insignificant, considering you may already be walking around with 200 megapixels on your shoulder. When it comes to camcorders, however, this is the real d...
08:00 pm EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Show - 021: Joystiq's Chris Grant and Justin McElroy, Babycastles, gadgets, gaming
It's another episode of The Engadget Show, in which we keep on keepin' on and give you a taste of what's to come next week. That's when the Electronics Entertainment Expo happens, and we just couldn't...
07:50 pm EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget Notion Ink Adam update overhauls UI, provides a smidgen of extra stability (video)
We'd be lying if we said the Notion Ink Adam tablet wasn't a major disappointment, but the tiny Indian company that brought us the slate hasn't packed it in yet -- this week, Rohan Shravan announced a...
07:32 pm EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget LG P220 ultraportable hands-on at Computex 2011 (video)
What would happen if you took a 13.3-inch MacBook Pro and shrunk it down a notch into a 12.1 or 11.6-inch ultraportable but decided to keep the box shape instead of using a MacBook Air-like wedge desi...
07:20 pm EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget HP's Leo Apotheker totally open to licensing webOS to other handset makers
We just wrapped up our liveblog of HP CEO Leo Apotheker's appearance here at D9, and while he certainly spoke far too frequently about printers, there was one nugget that we just couldn't overlook. Wh...
07:12 pm EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget Lark's silent alarm clock hitting Apple Stores on June 14, promises not to wake your bedmate
Remember the Lark Up, that alarm clock that's likely to scare the bejesus out of you by sending vibrations through your unsuspecting wrist? The company's already taking pre-orders, but come June 1...
06:50 pm EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget BMW, Porsche, others announce support for HomePlug's EV networking spec
The HomePlug Powerline Alliance already wants to tether your entire household to the Internet, and it may soon extend its reach to your garage, as well. At Computex today, the company announced that A...
06:32 pm EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget Live from D9: HP CEO Leo Apotheker takes the stage
D9's rolling right along here in California, and HP's head honcho is on deck. With the Pre 3 and TouchPad just around the bend (right?), we're hoping to hear some pretty potent stuff surrounding t...
06:29 pm EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget Twitter announces integrated photo-sharing service, improved search
Well, it's not exactly a good day for anyone that placed their bets on a Twitter-linked photo service. As expected, Twitter today announced its own integrated photo-sharing service, which will launch ...
06:26 pm EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget HTC ChaCha coming to Phones 4u in the UK, free on contract
Didn't think the HTC ChaCha's 2.6-inch screen and dedicated Facebook button were reasons enough to shell out £249.99 off contract? Well, UK friends, you might want to try this on for size. T...
06:01 pm EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget Samsung Chromebook goes on sale early at Gilt
We can't say we expected Gilt to be the first place to offer Samsung's new Chromebook but, well, here we are. Google's now sending out emails like the one above to at least some folks that were a part...
06:01 pm EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget Samsung Chromebook goes on sale early at Gilt (update: sold out)
We can't say we expected Gilt to be the first place to offer Samsung's new Chromebook but, well, here we are. Google's now sending out emails like the one above to at least some folks that signed up t...
05:35 pm EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget ASUS Mars II and Matrix GTX580 Platinum eyes-on
If you thought the original Mars graphics card from ASUS was a little bit ridiculous, get ready to see what a lot of ridiculous looks like. The company's Mars II that was recently teased alongside a f...
05:21 pm EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget AMD confirms tablet-friendly Z-series APU, next-gen Trinity APU for bigger devices
AMD likes to take its time before stepping inside the ring, but it's turned up at Computex with its gown off and mouthguard in. Its much-leaked Z-series Fusion APU (aka "Desna") for tablet devices is ...
04:49 pm EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget Hulu, Miramax deal means Netflix, Hulu Plus both add Pulp Fiction and more starting today
According to a blog post and press release (after the break) Hulu is bringing Miramax films to its free and paid Hulu Plus services. This is also the same day the Miramax deal kicks in for Netflix, so...
04:07 pm EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget Barnes & Noble Nook WiFi review
Many who follow the e-reader market keep coming back to the same question: how long does it realistically have left? The explosion of tablets and reader apps for smartphones have left their respec...
03:39 pm EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget Next-gen PlayBook to have 10-inch screen, 4G radio, and white color option?
A 10-inch followup to the BlackBerry PlayBook seemed inevitable and indeed, tidbits about a rumored larger-screen version are starting to flow fast and furious. N4BB, which recently managed to spy the...
03:39 pm EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget Next PlayBook to have 10-inch screen, 4G radio, and white color option?
A 10-inch followup to the BlackBerry PlayBook seemed inevitable and indeed, tidbits about a rumored larger-screen version are starting to flow fast and furious. N4BB, which recently managed to spy the...
03:12 pm EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget OTA Gingerbread 2.3 update now available for Droid X
Android 2.3 hit the web for Droid X owners earlier this week, but that update previously required a tethered, manual install. As of today, the update is available over the air, so cable-free purists c...
02:53 pm EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget Mitsubishi creates giant OLED globe for Tokyo's museum-goers, cloud gazers
This year, Tokyo's National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation is celebrating its 10th anniversary -- a milestone that Mitsubishi is commemorating with a giant OLED globe. Comprised of over 10,...
02:30 pm EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry 7 gets an SDK, NFC, AR, other acronyms
BlackBerry 7 OS is coming soon but, to take advantage of all those fancy features like NFC and the digital compass (ok, some of them aren't that fancy), devs are going to need some new APIs -- enter t...
02:01 pm EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget BodyGuard stun-glove leaps out of comic books, into the arms of LA Sheirff's Department
What's better than a seasoned crime fighter? How about a seasoned crime fighter packing a 300,000-volt punch? A new prototype stun-glove is poised to make such Robocop-inspired dreams a realit...
02:01 pm EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget BodyGuard stun-glove leaps out of comic books, into the arms of LA Sheriff's Department
What's better than a seasoned crime fighter? How about a seasoned crime fighter packing a 300,000-volt punch? A new prototype stun-glove is poised to make such Robocop-inspired dreams a realit...
01:44 pm EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget Gemini's FirstMix USB DJ controller now available for novice mixers
Seasoned DJs have plenty of ways to hone their electronica acumen, but for less experienced audiophiles, Gemini has just unleashed FirstMix -- a USB-based controller designed to help the everyman get ...
01:21 pm EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget RevoDrive Hybrid pairs HDD with SSD on PCIe
Popping up in everything from tablets to servers, plain old solid-state drives are becoming as mundane as floppy disks were in the '90s, so it's about time someone got a little creative with the solde...
01:00 pm EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget Turtle Beach announces PX3 and Z6A gaming headsets, set to debut at E3
Turtle Beach impressed the pants off of us last month with its Ear Force PX5 headset, which is why our mouths began watering when we found out that the company has two new gaming products on the way -...
12:25 pm EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget Acer W4 Windows Phone Mango handset eyes-on (video)
It'll be a little while before Windows Phone 7 Mango phones pop up in the shops, but here at Computex, Acer decided to give us a little tease with a mockup of its upcoming W4 handset. Before you get a...
12:22 pm EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget Apple cracks down on MacDefender, prevents malware downloads with daily quarantine list
Preconceptions aside, Apple products do occasionally spread viruses, and not just the biological kind, which is why Cupertino saw fit to equip Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard with a quarantine function to ...
12:00 pm EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget uBeam wireless power startup shows prototype at D9 (video hands-on)
As seems to be the case each year, one or two stars show up to demonstrate new technology here at the All Things D 'Science Fair,' and it just so happens that a pair from the University of Pennsylvani...
11:40 am EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget Nintendo drops DS Lite to $100, makes it easier to (Mario) party
Hot on the heels of a Wii price drop from about two weeks ago, Nintendo has announced that it'll be lowering the DS Lite's price to $100 (from about $130) starting on June 5th. The big N claims that i...
11:18 am EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro now available for pre-order in the UK
Outside of a bit of bootloader talk, we haven't heard much about Sony Ericsson's Xperia Pro since it made its debut at Mobile World Congress in February. The company's now gotten things rolling again,...
10:44 am EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget Microsoft incentivizing chipmakers and tablet manufacturers to form sole alliances?
A trio of sources speaking to Bloomberg have seemingly shed light on Acer's concerns with Microsoft's new tablet strategy. Seems that the boys beneath Ballmer hope to speed delivery of the company's n...
10:44 am EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget Microsoft incentivizing chipmakers and tablet manufacturers to form 'sole alliances'?
A trio of sources speaking to Bloomberg have seemingly shed light on Acer's concerns with Microsoft's new tablet strategy. Seems that the boys beneath Ballmer hope to speed delivery of the company's n...
10:44 am EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget Microsoft incentivizing chipmakers and tablet manufacturers to form 'sole alliances'? (updated)
A trio of sources speaking to Bloomberg have seemingly shed light on Acer's concerns with Microsoft's new tablet strategy. Seems that the boys beneath Ballmer hope to speed delivery of the company's n...
09:54 am EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget Microsoft turns to crowdsourcing service to swat away patent trolls
We've seen the havoc that patent trolls can wreak on tech companies and Microsoft clearly wants no part of it. That's why Ballmer & Co. have joined forces with Article One Partners -- a New York-b...
09:10 am EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget ICE Computer shows off Trinity modular tablet concept, aims for Q1 2012 release (video)
First the ASUS Padfone, then the CMIT TransPhone, and now a third phone-docking tablet but with a little extra spice. Our latest contender comes from a Taiwan-based startup dubbed ICE Computer, who ha...
08:16 am EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget Acer Iconia M500 runs MeeGo on an Atom CPU, coming at the end of this year
Acer's David Lee just hijacked Intel's netbooks and tablets Computex keynote to unveil a brand new 10-inch tablet: the Iconia M500. It's the first in the company's new M Series and runs MeeGo atop an ...
08:16 am EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget Acer Iconia M500 runs MeeGo on an Atom CPU, coming at the end of this year (hands-on video!)
Acer's David Lee just hijacked Intel's netbooks and tablets Computex keynote to unveil a brand new 10-inch tablet: the Iconia M500. It's the first in the company's new M Series and runs MeeGo atop an ...
08:06 am EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget Intel ships 100 million Atoms, celebrates third birthday of netbook CPU
Intel's Atom processor and the rise of the netbook have gone hand in hand, which has to this date resulted in a tally of one hundred million CPUs shipped by Intel. And though netboks are not quite the...
07:35 am EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget Motorola leaks Xoom 2 tablet, Tracy XL watchphone, and Slimline, Zaha, and Pearl handsets
So here's the story: Pocketnow was able to snatch some screengrabs from a page that temporarily appeared on the Motorola Mobility website. The image above (and two more after the break) is what they s...
07:35 am EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget Motorola leaks Xoom 2 tablet, Tracy XL watchphone, and Slimline, Zaha, Targa, and Pearl handsets
So here's the story: Pocketnow was able to snatch some screengrabs from a page that temporarily appeared on the Motorola Mobility website. The image above (and two more after the break) is what they s...
07:10 am EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget Microsoft will talk about 'the next version' of Windows at Computex tonight
Microsoft's Computex keynote today was all about the software giant's expansive portfolio of current offerings, but it started off with a pretty awesome promise: a partner preview event is coming tomo...
06:23 am EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget eGenius electric plane takes flight with Airbus backing
It's been mere months since we introduced you to Deutschland's PC-Aero Elektra One, and now the Germans are at it again with the maiden flight of a new electric flying machine: eGenius. The aircraft s...
05:27 am EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget Roku brings casual gaming to its internet TV platform starting with Angry Birds this summer
Roku's line of boxes have come a long way from being used only to stream Netflix, and now the company has announced a plan to take its talents to casual gaming. Naturally, the first app out of the gat...
05:04 am EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget Robots master delicate art of juggling, prep for clown college (video)
Not to be outdone by their flying cousins, some less mobile bots are taking on the challenge of juggling. After the break you'll find a pair of vids, including one featuring a creation from the Czech ...
04:01 am EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget Memorex intros Nintendo DS game-changing case, other not-so-game-changing accessories
The Nintendo DS line has had many redesigns up to the present 3DS, but one thing that hasn't changed are the tiny, easily lost cartridges. Enter Memorex's $20 Universal Game Selector Case, announced a...
03:48 am EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget MSI X370 to be upgraded to AMD E-450 Fusion APU, we go hands-on
AMD is presently detailing a rather extensive overhaul of its Fusion APU line here at Computex, including the promise of Llano-based computers becoming available in the next few weeks. One of the devi...
03:09 am EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget Google Offers rolling out in Portland, Oregon tomorrow, SF and NYC this summer
If you've been watching our liveblog of Eric Schmidt at D9, you'll know that the Floyd's Coffee ad above isn't just a mockup -- this evening, the Google chairman announced his company's Groupon-like G...
02:14 am EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget Zinio comes to Android tablets, gives you 24 magazine issues for free
The iPad has yet to transform the publishing world as many expected it would, but some healthy competition from Android tablets should help to keep that process in motion. Zinio's reader app is now av...
02:02 am EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile USA to launch HTC Sensation on June 15, hits Wal-Mart 'as early as June 12'
The foremost question in the hive mind of Android power users these days is typically whether to go with HTC's 1.2GHz, dual-core, 4.3-inch Sensation or the similarly specced Galaxy S II from Samsung. ...
02:02 am EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile USA to launch HTC Sensation on June 15th, hits Walmart 'as early as June 12th'
The foremost question in the hive mind of Android power users these days is typically whether to go with HTC's 1.2GHz, dual-core, 4.3-inch Sensation or the similarly specced Galaxy S II from Samsung. ...
02:02 am EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget HTC Sensation available on T-Mobile June 15th for $200, hits Walmart 'as early as June 12th'
The foremost question in the hive mind of Android power users these days is typically whether to go with HTC's 1.2GHz, dual-core, 4.3-inch Sensation or the similarly specced Galaxy S II from Samsung. ...
02:02 am EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget HTC Sensation 4G available on T-Mobile June 15th for $200, hits Walmart 'as early as June 12th'
The foremost question in the hive mind of Android power users these days is typically whether to go with HTC's 1.2GHz, dual-core, 4.3-inch Sensation or the similarly specced Galaxy S II from Samsung. ...
01:13 am EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget Live from D9: Google's Eric Schmidt takes the stage
We're settled in here at D9, and while it's probably past your bedtime back east, a couple of bigwigs are about to say quite a few interesting things at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, Cal...
01:05 am EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget Nokia N8 Pink gets creepy dismembered doll treatment, even more pink (video)
Earlier this month we were rather unimpressed with Nokia's rebranding of the N8 Symbian smartphone -- well, it seems someone took note. Because the promo video for the N8 Pink is anything but unimagin...
12:28 am EDT - Wed, June 1, 2011
Engadget TDK starts mass production of transparent OLEDs, makes texting and walking safer
TDK is taking those transparent OLED screens we saw back in October and putting them into mass production. The 2.4-inch, QVGA (240 x 320) UEL476 display has a transmittance of 40 percent, but obscures...
11:41 pm EDT - Tue, May 31, 2011
Engadget Gingerbread update begins rolling out to Motorola Droid Pro
We'd had some indication that both the Motorola Droid 2 and Droid Pro would be getting upgraded to Gingerbread in the near future, but we can't say we expected the Droid Pro to be the first of the pai...
10:54 pm EDT - Tue, May 31, 2011
Engadget Toshiba announces Oak Trail-based WT310C Windows tablet for Japan
We'd heard some rumors that Toshiba might be ditching its Windows 7 tablet plans to focus on Honeycomb, but it looks like that's not the case -- at least, not in Japan (and not for enterprise customer...
10:34 pm EDT - Tue, May 31, 2011
Engadget Lodsys hits devs with lawsuit, $1,000 offer, and 1,000 words of eloquent prose
Are you sick of hearing from Lodsys? We know devs are, but the rather outspoken patent troll is at it again, hitting the blog to defend its good name. Hidden among today's posts is an announcement...
10:07 pm EDT - Tue, May 31, 2011
Engadget SlingPlayer for Google TV teased on video, beta program opens up soon
We got a hint of Sling's desire to let users catch their video streams directly on TV without a box during CES 2010, and now there's video of the company showing off its SlingPlayer for Connected Devi...
09:42 pm EDT - Tue, May 31, 2011
Engadget Danger's iconic Hiptop fades away the Sidekick is here to stay
At the turn of the millennium, three men formed Danger Incorporated, which went on to create a smartphone perfectly positioned for its time. Those men eventually wound up at Google... after one of the...
09:24 pm EDT - Tue, May 31, 2011
Engadget Nokia's online stores go offline in France and Spain
Nokia's "around breakeven" outlook announced earlier today is discouraging at best, and now it looks like the company has begun shuttering online stores in response to growing competition from reselle...
09:24 pm EDT - Tue, May 31, 2011
Engadget Nokia's online stores go offline in France and Spain (update: Netherlands too)
Nokia's "around breakeven" outlook announced earlier today is discouraging at best, and now it looks like the company has begun shuttering online stores in response to growing competition from reselle...
09:03 pm EDT - Tue, May 31, 2011
Engadget Galaxy S Gingerbread update lands in the UK, better late than never
So, Samsung missed that mid-May target date for the Galaxy S Gingerbread update... after already aborting an earlier push to Google's latest and greatest in mid-April. But, time for some cautious opti...
09:03 pm EDT - Tue, May 31, 2011
Engadget Galaxy S Gingerbread update lands in the UK, better late than never (updated: it wasn't late)
So, Samsung missed that mid-May target date for the Galaxy S Gingerbread update... after already aborting an earlier push to Google's latest and greatest in mid-April. But, time for some cautious opti...
08:40 pm EDT - Tue, May 31, 2011
Engadget Belkin's ScreenCast TV WiDi adapter hits the FCC
Looking for another way to add some WiDi to your TV? Then you can now also add Belkin's ScreenCast TV adapter to the list of options that are available or imminent. It recently turned up on Belkin...
08:19 pm EDT - Tue, May 31, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry finally sees competition within US government
Despite our commander-in-chief's seemingly undying allegiance to BlackBerry, it looks like the federal government could be ready to make a break from RIM. According to a Washington Post article publis...
07:57 pm EDT - Tue, May 31, 2011
Engadget Nova Media's iCON 461 USB modem is unlocked for globe-trotting commitmentphobes
Unlocked 3G modems aren't something you see everyday. Sure, Zoom has been hawking the dongles for some time, but they're primarily of the tri-band variety -- Nova Media's iCON 461 does those one bette...
07:31 pm EDT - Tue, May 31, 2011
Engadget Patent reveals Microsoft's Zune Nano, reminds us of an ambitious past
See that there? That's a hope and a dream, both of which are seemingly situated in a nondescript box six feet beneath the surface of reality. Thanks to a bit of digging by the folks at Techie Buzz...
07:07 pm EDT - Tue, May 31, 2011
Engadget Acer says Microsoft is too 'controlling' of Windows tablets, restrictions 'troublesome'
A web of rumor and suggestion has been spun in recent weeks about a new tablet-oriented version of Windows. But when major players like Acer start moanin' and complainin' about how they're going to ma...
06:43 pm EDT - Tue, May 31, 2011
Engadget Pentagon says cyber attacks are acts of war: send us a worm, get a missle in return?
Well, the Pentagon is finally fed up with hackers picking on its buddies and foreign intelligence taking shots at its computer systems, and has decided that such cyber attacks can constitute an act of...
06:43 pm EDT - Tue, May 31, 2011
Engadget Pentagon says cyber attacks are acts of war: send us a worm, get a missile in return?
Well, the Pentagon is finally fed up with hackers picking on its buddies and foreign intelligence taking shots at its computer systems, and has decided that such cyber attacks can constitute an act of...
06:21 pm EDT - Tue, May 31, 2011
Engadget ViewSonic ViewPad 10Pro and ViewPad 7x hands-on redux (video)
We've already fiddled with ViewSonic's two new tablets at Computex's pre-show event, but we decided to hit the booth earlier today to get a closer look at the ViewPad 10Pro's BlueStacks Android virtua...
05:59 pm EDT - Tue, May 31, 2011
Engadget Cellphones are dangerousnot dangerous: the WHO changes its mind
To say that experts generally don't agree about whether cellphone radiation can fry your brain is an understatement of massive proportions, but amazingly enough, the World Health Organization has come...
05:28 pm EDT - Tue, May 31, 2011
Engadget Quantum effect transistor is the world's smallest, hopes to make a big impact
What's better than billions of transistors? Billions of miniature two-nanometer ones, leaving room for billions more. A team of researchers accomplished just that, using the quantum effect to shri...
04:59 pm EDT - Tue, May 31, 2011
Engadget Garmin announces redesigned line of eTrex GPS handhelds with enhanced geocaching
Lost hikers and outdoorsmen will soon have yet another arrow to add to their navigational quivers, now that Garmin has decided to upgrade its eTrex line of GPS handhelds. The refresh, announced this m...
04:21 pm EDT - Tue, May 31, 2011
Engadget Apple brings iWork to iPhone and iPod touch
It's been available on the iPad since that device launched, and now Apple has finally brought its iWork suite of productivity apps to the iPhone and iPod touch. That, of course, includes Keynote, Page...
04:00 pm EDT - Tue, May 31, 2011
Engadget Ion iCade Arcade Cabinet review
The iCade Arcade Cabinet began as an April Fool's joke in 2010, but this golden unicorn of iPad accessories has actually made it to production, showing up at our door last week. iCade creator ThinkGee...
03:42 pm EDT - Tue, May 31, 2011
Engadget DIY iPad music breakout gives pro-grade stage presence, mixes circuitry with art (video)
If you're thinking this iPad audio breakout dock looks remarkably good considering its DIY origins, then you should know it wasn't put together by any old screwball with a soldering iron. Nope, this w...
03:12 pm EDT - Tue, May 31, 2011
Engadget Eutelsat's Ka-Sat satellite goes into service, provides broadband to 13 million homes across Europe
Europe's already extensive broadband coverage may be expanding even further, now that Eutelsat's Ka-Sat satellite has officially gone into service. The new craft, which launched from Kazakhstan in lat...
02:51 pm EDT - Tue, May 31, 2011
Engadget Chaufr lets you shout searches, yell URLs at Chrome
Generally, shouting commands at the internet isn't going to get you very far but, if you're just yelling a few destinations and search terms, Chrome extension Chaufr can take you where you need to go....
02:27 pm EDT - Tue, May 31, 2011
Engadget Acer TravelMate 8481 series laptop shown off with super thin bezel, or so you think
Remember the rumor about an upcoming Acer laptop housing a super thin LG Shuriken display? Well, here it is at Computex. Thanks to the crazy thin bezel, we noticed this TravelMate 8481 series lapt...
02:06 pm EDT - Tue, May 31, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Player priced on Best Buy mobile app, dares you to rate it
Look at what one curious tipster stumbled upon while thumbing through Best Buy's mobile app -- it's the five-inch version of Samsung's soon to be released Galaxy Player. The PMP is, for most intents a...
01:47 pm EDT - Tue, May 31, 2011
Engadget SanDisk outs faster U100 and i100 SSDs for ultra-portables and tablets, we go hands-on
SanDisk has been pumping out press releases all day thanks to Computex-mania, so we shuffled past its stall to see what all the fuss is about. The biggest news is the U100 range of tiny SSDs for ultra...
01:25 pm EDT - Tue, May 31, 2011
Engadget MTM Snap project lets you build your own CNC machine so you can build more stuff
It may not be quite capable enough to let you build your own Weighted Companion Cube, but those looking to try their hand at a DIY CNC milling machine won't likely find many more straightforward optio...
12:40 pm EDT - Tue, May 31, 2011
Engadget Apple to unveil iCloud, iOS 5 on Monday, June 6
Had some doubts that Apple was heading skyward? Those lingering concerns can now be put to rest. Apple has confirmed that it will be announcing iCloud on June 6th, what it's calling an "upcoming c...
12:24 pm EDT - Tue, May 31, 2011
Engadget Nokia lowers devices and services outlook for Q2, increasingly confident about first Windows Phone in Q4
You know what happens when you tell the world that you're abandoning Symbian for Windows Phone? Right, Symbian sales dry up. No matter how many times you boast about plans to sell an additional 15...
11:52 am EDT - Tue, May 31, 2011
Engadget Thermaltake Level 10 GT modded to the high heavens, shows off spacious interior (hands-on)
We'll readily admit that Thermaltake's Level 10 GT case isn't for everyone. Its exeskeleton-emulating protrusions don't exactly blend in well with living room decors, and the company seems to like it ...
11:10 am EDT - Tue, May 31, 2011
Engadget Samsung's new AMOLED production line should help ease smartphone display shortages
AMOLED displays may be in relatively short supply nowadays, but Samsung is doing its best to bridge the gap. Today, the company's Mobile Display unit announced that its 5.5th-generation AMOLED product...
10:36 am EDT - Tue, May 31, 2011
Engadget Pixel Qi takes aim at Android tablets with higher-res 10-inch and 7-inch reflective LCDs (hands-on)
We've been holding out hope for Pixel Qi devices for years, ever since we first heard that the OLPC spin-off would begin manufacturing its displays for use by any OEM looking for a battery-sipping LCD...
10:04 am EDT - Tue, May 31, 2011
Engadget Android 2.1 update now available for AT&T Xperia X10
Sure, all your friends are rocking Android 2.3. But hey, quit complaining AT&T Xperia X10 owners, everyone knows that eclair is way better than vanilla froyo.Android 2.1 update now available for A...
09:37 am EDT - Tue, May 31, 2011
Engadget MSI WindPad 100A, 110W, and 120W hands-on at Computex 2011 (video)
What's this? It looks like the MSI WindPad 100A that we discovered at CES and the WindPad 110W that we first saw at CeBit decided to make an appearance on the show floor here at Computex 2011. Onl...
08:58 am EDT - Tue, May 31, 2011
Engadget Bronze makes your music collection sound downright lazy
No matter how large your record collection is, there'll always be days when you're sick and tired of everything you own. There are some pretty easy fixes to this, of course -- streaming music services...
07:58 am EDT - Tue, May 31, 2011
Engadget Sony promises global PSN restoration by week's end, except in some parts of Asia
It looks like Sony's long, PSN nightmare is finally coming to an end -- almost. Today, the company announced that it will restore PlayStation Network and Qriocity services in the Americas, Europe and ...
07:42 am EDT - Tue, May 31, 2011
Engadget Intel shows off Oak Trail-based Android Honeycomb tablets, confirms Android Market support
At a time when ARM and Android are dominating the mobile computing world, Intel's only just starting to catch up with some green robot-friendly prototypes, like these Oak Trail-based 10-inch tablets a...
07:30 am EDT - Tue, May 31, 2011
Engadget Nokia X7 and E6 Symbian Anna phones start shipping into obsolescence
While we eagerly await Nokia's first Mango device, millions of others (we're told) have been patiently anticipating shipments of the first Symbian Anna smartphones. Well, today's the day, good sir. No...
07:00 am EDT - Tue, May 31, 2011
Engadget ViewSonic equips 24-inch V3D245wm-LED monitor with built-in 3D emitter
The "ultimate 3D monitor?" Likely a stretch, but who are we to argue with a stalwart like ViewSonic? All jesting aside, those looking to finally bite on the 3D value proposition can get ready ...
06:54 am EDT - Tue, May 31, 2011
Engadget Intel Smart Connect and Rapid Start technologies unveiled, coming by the holidays
As part of its keynote at Computex today, Intel unveiled a pair of new sleep-related technologies, though funnily enough, neither of them is particularly boring. Smart Connect checks up periodically o...
06:17 am EDT - Tue, May 31, 2011
Engadget NASA's new cooling pump doesn't need moving parts, set to chill out in space next month
It's pretty easy to cool down an overheating desktop computer with an extra fan, but what do you do if there's no air? That's the hurdle NASA's engineers are hoping to clear with a new prototype p...
05:24 am EDT - Tue, May 31, 2011
Engadget Xbox 360 250GB Kinect bundle dropping to $299.99 ahead of E3?
The image above is not a mockup. What you're looking at is a screen grab from the Video Game section of Target's online storefront proudly touting "free shipping" on a$299.99 Xbox 360 250GB console wi...
04:55 am EDT - Tue, May 31, 2011
Engadget Intel's convertible Keeley Lake concept laptop shows off Cedar Trail, we go hands-on
Just before Intel's keynote at Computex, we decided to stop by at the chip maker's busy booth to see what it has up its sleeves. Luckily, we spotted a couple of Keeley Lake proof-of-concept convertibl...
04:55 am EDT - Tue, May 31, 2011
Engadget Intel's convertible Keeley Lake concept laptop shows off Cedar Trail, we go hands-on (update: video)
Just before Intel's keynote at Computex, we decided to stop by at the chip maker's busy booth to see what it has up its sleeves. Luckily, we spotted a couple of Keeley Lake proof-of-concept convertibl...
04:20 am EDT - Tue, May 31, 2011
Engadget Sony unveils Japan-only 160GB PlayStation 3 bundle with Tales of Xillia
In the market for a new PS3 but find the portable version a little out of your price / taste range? Then you might consider Sony's just-announced "Tales of Xillia X Edition," which bundles everyon...
03:36 am EDT - Tue, May 31, 2011
Engadget MSI brings sub-$300 Enjoy 7 and Enjoy 10 Gingerbread WindPads to Computex, we go hands-on
MSI has snuck a couple of new tablets into Computex, which we've naturally dug up, dusted off, and covered in fingerprints. The WindPad Enjoy 10 is a 10-inch Android Gingerbread slate with relatively ...
03:00 am EDT - Tue, May 31, 2011
Engadget Intel reveals skinny Ivy Bridge 'Ultrabooks,' Moore's Law-defying Atoms
Intel took the opportunity at Computex to update the tech-loving world on its processor plans, and it looks like those whispers we heard about low power and an accelerated Atom roadmap were spot on. E...
02:19 am EDT - Tue, May 31, 2011
Engadget NTT DoCoMo exhibits on-the-fly speech translation, lets both parties just talk (video)
The race to smash linguistic barriers with simultaneous speech-to-speech translation is still wide open, and Japanese mobile operator NTT DoCoMo has just joined Google Translate and DARPA on the track...
01:38 am EDT - Tue, May 31, 2011
Engadget CNC mill and Sixaxis controller make beautiful DIY music together (video)
Have you ever thought to yourself, "my CNC mill is pretty cool, but I really want to make it more awesomer"? Well, first, "awesomer" totally isn't word, and second, have we got a hack for you! A r...
12:46 am EDT - Tue, May 31, 2011
Engadget Robot Ruby solves Rubik's Cube in 10.69 seconds, still can't beat humans (video)
There are a few robots smart enough to solve a Rubik's Cube in seconds flat, but a group of students at Swinburne University of Technology think theirs may be the fastest on Earth. Their bot, named Ru...