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11:28 pm EDT - Sat, July 30, 2011
Engadget 3DS NES Ambassador Program games will add multiplayer, other features
Nintendo really wants to make it up to those of you who already shelled out $250 for the 3DS, in light of the looming $80 price drop. You probably already knew that you'd be getting a pile of free NES...
10:01 pm EDT - Sat, July 30, 2011
Engadget iPhone price cuts hitting Radio Shack, Target tomorrow?
Let the speculation begin! It may not be a sign of an iPhone refresh, but we've received multiple tips today about an imminent price drop for Apple's flagship smartphone. According to a pair of trusty...
08:36 pm EDT - Sat, July 30, 2011
Engadget DNA-based artificial neural network is a primitive brain in a test tube (video)
Many simpler forms of life on this planet, including some of our earliest ancestors, don't have proper brains. Instead they have networks of neurons that fire in response to stimuli, triggering reacti...
06:42 pm EDT - Sat, July 30, 2011
Engadget BMW unveils new i3 and revamped i8 concepts, we await our automotive future (video)
BMW's been teasing us with its vision for electric motoroing for years, and today, folks, the trend continues. The German automaker has unveiled two concepts from its upcoming i sub-brand: the city-dw...
04:00 pm EDT - Sat, July 30, 2011
Engadget Insert Coin: YouTurn accelerometer-based turn signal system for cyclists
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...
02:33 pm EDT - Sat, July 30, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Retail Mode app makes its debut on a Galaxy Tab 10.1 (video)
Still yearning to find out when the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 will be released worldwide? Aside from Sammy's previously announced September release for the Nordic areas, there's been no other of...
01:11 pm EDT - Sat, July 30, 2011
Engadget RZA unveils branded headphone line, hopes you don't leave Shaolin without them
The other rappers probably spend a lot of time making fun of you when you don't have your own line of headphones. The Wu Tang's RZA can thankfully breathe a sigh of relief as he becomes a member of th...
10:33 am EDT - Sat, July 30, 2011
Engadget CNC mod carves dot drawing portraits for your living room walls
Fancy seeing your mug enlarged to halftone-processed heights? You're in luck, because Finnish modder Metalfusion has a homebrew solution for those Wall Street Journal-style hedcut delusions. Using...
10:33 am EDT - Sat, July 30, 2011
Engadget CNC machine carves dot drawing portraits for your living room walls
Fancy seeing your mug enlarged to halftone-processed heights? You're in luck, because Finnish modder Metalfusion has a homebrew solution for those Wall Street Journal-style hedcut delusions. Using...
07:44 am EDT - Sat, July 30, 2011
Engadget LED coffee table busts a multicolored move (video)
It might look like something out of MJ's Billie Jean, but this colorful LED array won't be under moonwalking foot -- that is, unless the party gets crunk. This colorful grid is actually a table top, b...
05:52 am EDT - Sat, July 30, 2011
Engadget Razer's Electra headphones pump out bass, keep your voice 'inline' for $60
Are you a gamer and bass-lover on a tight budget looking for a new headset? Razer's Electra headphones might just be your ticket for dubstepping through your next WoW raid. These stereo cans sport...
04:23 am EDT - Sat, July 30, 2011
Engadget Google wants to speed up your site, while resisting the urge to sell you stuff
Google has plenty of things going for it, but patience has never really been high on the list -- not surprising, really, for a company that employs scooters to get around the halls of its offices. The...
02:12 am EDT - Sat, July 30, 2011
Engadget Google refines search experience for big-fingered tablet owners
Having trouble selecting those tiny links with your big, ol' digits on that swanked-out slab? Don't you worry, Google's just made some slate-friendly improvements to its bread and butter search si...
12:37 am EDT - Sat, July 30, 2011
Engadget iPhone 4 gets upgraded for NFC payments the hard way
Softbank customers in Japan can simply get an NFC sticker to add some contact-less payments to their iPhone 4, but most folks don't have it quite so easy just yet. There are some alternatives while yo...
11:08 pm EDT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Engadget LauncherPro dev's skinnable UberMusic player finally hits the Android Market
We were thoroughly infatuated with LauncherPro developer Federico Carnale's then-unnamed music app the first time we saw it in beta, bringing Metro UI styled playback to our Android lifestyles. Now Ub...
10:34 pm EDT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Engadget IDC: Nokia, LG see significant Q2 shipping decline, Apple continues to grow
Well, the numbers are in and Q2's proved to be a mixed bag for the mobile market. According to IDC, cellphone makers shipped a total of 365.4 million units last quarter, a year-over-year increase of 1...
10:00 pm EDT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Engadget Engadget's next reader meetup happens in NYC on August 25th!
Oh, hi! How are you? It's been so long! We know, we've been busy, but we're going to be in town soon. Very soon! In less than a month we'll be having a get-together for lots and lots (and lots) of...
09:15 pm EDT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Engadget Engadget Primed: are multi-core chips worth the investment?
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...
09:03 pm EDT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Engadget AT&T announces throttling plans, gently reminds us why the T-Mobile acquisition is so great
AT&T today officially confirmed what so many had expected for some time now: the carrier will be throttling select users' unlimited data plans. The move, which takes effect on October 1st, is a re...
08:30 pm EDT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Engadget Sony VAIO Z review (2011)
We see countless laptops come and go through the seasons, but a rare few have built up something of a following. Make no mistake: the Sony VAIO Z, a skinny ultraportable brimming with cutting-edge tec...
07:58 pm EDT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Engadget Leica D-Lux 5 gets the deluxe Colorware treatment
At $800, Leica's D-Lux 5 is one of the company's more affordable cameras, and it boasts the same trademark, understated style that you'd expect from some of its considerably pricier offerings. Colorwa...
07:28 pm EDT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Engadget System Administrator Appreciation Day is here, show them some love (or suffer the consequences)
Last year, on July 29th, we asked you to show a little love to your sysadmin because, without them, our world would probably come to a screeching halt. We suggested a card, or at least a polite nod in...
07:00 pm EDT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Engadget Zinio 2.0 for iPad adds in-app purchasing, free article preview (video)
If you're reading magazines on your iPad, there's a fairly good chance that you're using Zinio. Released today, version 2.0 of the Zinio app for iPad makes it easier to hand over those newsstand-like ...
06:07 pm EDT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Engadget Growing Up Geek: Brian Heater
That's me above, on the left. I'm Robin, reaping all of the benefits of fighting supervillians on the mean streets of Gotham, without the whole thing about watching my parents brutally murdered by a m...
05:53 pm EDT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Engadget 3D-printed plane takes to the skies, sounds like a Black & Decker (video)
You know what's pleasing about this plastic drone, aside from the fact it flies? It took just a week to design and build from scratch, thanks to the labor-saving wonders of 3D printing. Each compo...
05:30 pm EDT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Engadget Engadget Podcast 250 - 07.29.2011
Yes yes, y'all: it's the Engadget Podcast. We're brimming this week, as usual, with the low down on what's going down with all the new stuff. We've got the killer combo of lots of streaming news and a...
05:03 pm EDT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Engadget Google launches Hotel Finder, finds a way to recycle Google Maps reviews
By now, it should be no secret that Google wants to get up in your online trip-planning business (if it wasn't somehow there already). First, there was the announcement that El Goog would buy ITA, the...
04:34 pm EDT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Engadget Duke University's underwater invisibility cloak stills troubled waters
Everyone's jumping on the invisibility cloaking bandwagon these days, but no one's quite managed to fully deliver on the promise. The same goes for two Duke University researchers who believe their me...
04:02 pm EDT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Engadget Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet gets an August 23rd release
Lenovo had a bit of an issue saving the date for its summer tablet launch, but no longer. Confirmed via a product page on the company's site, its Honeycomb-flavored ThinkPad Tablet will finally hit re...
03:26 pm EDT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Engadget Qriocity video streaming coming to Xperia packing pocket near you
Sony's Qriocity video streaming service is going mobile. The on-demand pay-per-view offering (which is probably best known for its supporting role in the recent PSN outage debacle) is making the jump ...
02:53 pm EDT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Engadget ASUS EEE Pad Slider priced in Portuguese catalog, manhandled on camera (video)
ASUS first showed off its EEE Pad Slider what seems forever ago. That was way, way back at CES, amongst the deluge of tablety announcements. The keyboard-hiding Honeycomb device is finally on its way,...
02:18 pm EDT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Engadget Fusion Garage's Grid 10 tablet clears the FCC, begs us not to call it the 'JooJoo 2'
If at first you don't succeed, discontinue your product, carry on a lawsuit, and then try again. That's the story thus far for Fusion Garage, the company behind the failed JooJoo tablet, an overpriced...
01:39 pm EDT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Engadget XBee grows up, delivers WiFi to DIYers and Arduino enthusiasts
Good news DIYers, XBee now comes in WiFi flavors. The favorite wireless module of Arduino tinkerers everywhere is growing up and adding 802.11n to its normal compliment of RF and ZigBee options. Devel...
12:59 pm EDT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Engadget HP tells developers to start submitting apps for Pre 3, still on track for summer launch?
Summer's whittling away folks, and with it the promised window for Palm's HP's Pre 3. Last we heard, the flagship device would miss its launch window, but a new directive from the company suggests its...
12:01 pm EDT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Engadget British judge doesn't like the cut of Newzbin 2's jib, orders BT to block it
Shiver-me-timbers, it looks like the movie studios' latest legal broadside just scored a direct hit against the big bad pirate ship. A UK judge has ordered telecoms giant BT to block its subscribers f...
11:28 am EDT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Engadget Google's Music Beta gives users two invites, keys to the cloud for their best mates
We probably all know at least one person who is bummed they missed out on the initial round of invites for Music Beta by Google. Well friends, you can be the bearer of good news for those troubled sou...
10:39 am EDT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Engadget Think Geek's Electric Guitar Bag holds your laptop, lets you 'rock' the commute
ThinkGeek's really letting the jams out this time. The company is no stranger to shirts emblazoned with playable instruments -- but a messenger bag? Its new Electric Rock Guitar Bag features 14 bu...
09:56 am EDT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Engadget Alibaba announces 'cloud-powered' Aliyun OS, K-Touch W700 phone
Ready for another mobile operating system? Alibaba certainly is, having just unveiled its Aliyun OS. The new entrant will apparently be "fully compatible" with apps from Android through a propriet...
09:17 am EDT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Engadget Trojan asteroid caught circling Earth, the Greeks deny involvement
Hide your kids, hide your wife, there's an asteroid circling Earth's orbit and we're all gonna... be just fine? Yeah, no need to stock up those '60s fallout shelters folks, this approximately 1,00...
08:36 am EDT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Engadget Cellphones are dangerous not dangerous: little tykes under the spotlight
In the rough and tumble debate surrounding the mobile phone's ability to cause cancer, both sides agree that our young ones -- indeed, some of the heaviest users -- could be at an increased risk for c...
07:49 am EDT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Engadget Spotify sued by PacketVideo for patent infringement
We imagine getting smacked with a lawsuit soon after landing Stateside isn't quite the welcome wagon Spotify had hoped for. Alas, PacketVideo isn't interested in jamming with this musical newcomer, an...
07:20 am EDT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Engadget Toshiba promises cure for Thrive's sleep disorder 'early next week'
In the wee hours of the morning, a not-so-little green pheasant flapped through our open window and disturbed our dreams with an official message from Toshiba: the company has developed a fix for the ...
06:31 am EDT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Engadget Caltech researchers devise acoustic diode that sends sound one-way, could harvest energy
Sound has this habit of traveling in more than one direction -- useful in most circumstances, but not so welcome when a person in one room is looking for a little peace and quiet while someone in the ...
05:52 am EDT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Engadget Dell Streak 10 Pro vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1... fight!
Why look at this! Samsung's very own Galaxy Tab 10.1 decided to stop by in Beijing to greet Dell's latest tablet. As mentioned in our hands-on post, it's clear that the Streak 10 Pro would need to go ...
05:20 am EDT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Engadget Dell Streak 10 Pro tablet makes global debut in China, we go hands-on
There's a Chinese saying that will suit most of our Western readers here: "quenching thirst by gazing at plums." Oh yes, we're talking about Dell's Streak 10 Pro alright. Just as promised, said US com...
05:20 am EDT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Engadget Dell Streak 10 Pro tablet makes global debut in China, we go hands-on (update: video!)
There's a Chinese saying that will suit most of our Western readers here: "quenching thirst by gazing at plums." Oh yes, we're talking about Dell's Streak 10 Pro alright. Just as promised, said US com...
04:21 am EDT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Engadget Did the Samsung Galaxy S II with NFC just hit the FCC?
Hooray, another Samsung phone made it through the FCC, and it looks like it could be another Galaxy S II variant. No, it's not the Tegra 2-clad version. Nor is it the one with WiMAX. Heck, it's not ev...
03:41 am EDT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini measures up to FCC scrutiny
We've already had some hands-on time with Sony Ericsson's pint-sized Xperia Mini, and now it's the FCC's turn. The Android-packing smartphone got measured, prodded, and generally taken apart by the co...
02:54 am EDT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Engadget 'Official-looking' pic of white Galaxy S II leaks, unicorns right around the corner
Albino Nexus S, meet your better specced, bleached out, dual-core nemesis -- the mythical white Samsung Galaxy S II. The leaked snap is certainly timely, coming in only one day after a UK retailer pro...
02:10 am EDT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Engadget Powermat accompanies MyTouch 4G Slide at retail launch, or so the manufacturer says
If you've already misplaced the charging cable for your MyTouch 4G Slide, then it's time to hustle back to your local T-Mobile retailer, where the new QWERTY handset is joined at its in-store launch b...
01:22 am EDT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Engadget Mindscape pulls the server plug on Nabaztag, hands source code to developers
Mindscape's ambient hare progenitors are officially headed off to that matrix briar patch in the sky. Turns out a battle with the server's host has left the company in a sticky financial situation, ef...
12:33 am EDT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Engadget Gmail v2.3.5 for Android adds label-specific ringtones and sync priority mail only options
If you love Gmail and need to access it on the go you probably already know that Google's Android platform is the best way to access it, and with v2.3.5 that just hit it's getting even better. The top...
12:01 am EDT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Engadget Acer Iconia Tab A100 finally available in August for $300
It's been a long and twisted road for Acer's 7-inch Honeycomb tablet, but after all the starts and stops, we've finally got an ETA for the Iconia Tab A100. According to an email sent out to Acer retai...
11:05 pm EDT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Engadget ASUS Eee PC X101 product page goes live, still no release date
ASUS has gone and made its super svelte Eee PC X101 official with a dedicated product page live on its site. We'd already gotten our hands-on with the crimson-colored ultraportable, but now there's a ...
10:15 pm EDT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Engadget Galaxy Tab 10.1 for Verizon, hands-on with the new 4G speed king
By now, you should be familiar with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. We've done countless hands-ons with the super-svelte Honeycomb slate, and even reviewed it... twice! Now it's back, again, and this tim...
09:33 pm EDT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Engadget Motorola Mobility reports $56 million net loss in Q2, $3.3 billion in revenue
Back in the last quarter of 2010, Motorola Mobility predicted a rocky road for future business, and its Q2 earnings seem to be right on track. The company reported total net revenues of $3.3 billion i...
09:33 pm EDT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Engadget Motorola Mobility reports $56 million net loss in Q2, $3.3 billion in revenue, Bionic debut in September
Back in the last quarter of 2010, Motorola Mobility predicted a rocky road for future business, and its Q2 earnings seem to be right on track. The company reported total net revenues of $3.3 billion i...
09:32 pm EDT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Engadget MSI outs its latest GE620DX gaming laptop, orcs prepare for virtual slaughter
Spilled Mountain Dew on your last laptop during that marathon session of Starcraft II? MSI's got your back buddy, with its newly announced GE620DX. There's a serious bit of dedicated gaming punch ...
08:45 pm EDT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Podcast, live at 5:00PM ET!
We're back and reasonably well-rested for another action-packed episode of The Engadget Podcast. This time out, Tim and Brian are joined by our very own Richard Lawler and Dana Wollman to talk about t...
08:31 pm EDT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Engadget Ultra-pure material lets electrons discover each other on the quantum dance floor
These guys aren't Purdue University professors, they're DJs. That thing on the left? It isn't a high-mobility gallium-arsenide molecular beam epitaxy system, it's their decks. It creates an ultra-...
07:43 pm EDT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Engadget Lockheed Martin's HALE-D airship learns to fly, makes a crash landing
Because dirigibles were such a great idea the first, completely non-disastrous time around, Lockheed Martin and the US Army have teamed up to bring the quaint technology back into our hyper-modern era...
07:06 pm EDT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Engadget AUO VP says large OLED TVs won't be feasible for commercial use until 2014
Eager to get your hands on a big-screen OLED TV? Then it looks like you may still have to wait a few more years -- at least according to Paul Peng, the executive vice president of display manufact...
06:33 pm EDT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Engadget Windows Phone Mango Twitter integration shown off, hashtagged (video)
Sadly, Twitter integration wasn't part of the package when we checked out Windows Phone Mango at the end of last month. The feature has finally been rolled out in the latest developer build of the for...
06:00 pm EDT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Engadget Engadget Android app updated, now with Honeycomb support!
An Engadget app? On your Honeycomb tablet? It's more likely than you think. We've heard your e-mails and your tweets and your various requests for an app that will truly make the most of your ...
05:37 pm EDT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Engadget CircuitBee lets you share schematics, like Scribd for soldering aficionados
Instructables is great, don't get us wrong, but if you're just looking for a sweet new Arduino project or a super-charged Atari Punk Console, wading through the piles of Lego swords and wreath-making ...
05:11 pm EDT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Engadget Mango quietly enables music streaming from SkyDrive, hides amongst your spreadsheets
Here's a little feature that Microsoft quietly sneaked into Mango -- you can stream music straight from your SkyDrive account. With the latest WP7 update comes some nice integration with Redmond's clo...
04:47 pm EDT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Engadget Amazon strikes movie streaming deal with Universal, adds 'Fear and Loathing' to free shipping
Amazon today is talking up its new deal with NBCUniversal Domestic TV Distribution, which will make a number of Universal movies available to Prime subscribers at no added fee. The list of movies incl...
04:00 pm EDT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Show - 023: We tour a headphone factory, talk record labels, and look at They Might Be Giants' favorite gadgets
The Engadget Show is back, and this time we're in full-on rock star mode. We kick things off with a trip to the Engadget Laboratories, where Brian and Terrence test out some sub-$100 headphones on a q...
03:42 pm EDT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Engadget Genetically modified mongrel takes drugs, glows in the dark
Labradoodles, Cockapoos and Puggles better make way, there's a new designer breed lighting up the pound -- blacklight-style. Using the same somatic cell transfer technique that birthed the first puppy...
03:26 pm EDT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Engadget Skype 5.5 for Windows now available, complete with deeper Facebook integration
The beta version has been available for over a month, but those that prefer to play things safe can now download the final version of Skype 5.5 for Windows (and Windows only, at the moment). According...
03:04 pm EDT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Engadget Motorola Atrix sequel gets candid with the camera, heading for AT&T?
With all of the hype building for the Droid Bionic's arrival, we can't say we were expecting to see an unannounced Motorola device receive love from the camera instead. But sure 'nuff, we beheld our g...
02:44 pm EDT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Engadget Shocker! British civil servants spend a lot on new PCs
The British government just got put on Supernanny's naughty step for paying too high a price for new PCs. A parliamentary scrutiny committee accused civil servants of being naively ripped off by a "ca...
02:21 pm EDT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Engadget Motorola Solutions hits $2.1 billion in sales for Q2
All said, Q2 wasn't such a bad one for the black logoed Motorola Solutions, with sales of $2.1 billion, up six percent from this time last year. That number includes $1.3 billion for government sales ...
01:55 pm EDT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Engadget Nielsen: Android accounts for 39 percent of smartphones in the US, Apple is the top device maker
Nielsen's just released a study confirming what some other studies have already concluded -- that Android devices account for the single largest swath of smartphone users in the US, with 39 percent OS...
01:28 pm EDT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Engadget Logitech CEO steps down after money losing Q1, Revue price slashed to $99
This is becoming a trend. After a disappointing Q4 saw Logitech reduce the price of its Revue it revealed today that after a net loss of $29.6 million for the first quarter it is cutting the price of ...
01:04 pm EDT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Engadget Sony PRS-T1 Reader wanders into the FCC with WiFi on board
What exactly is a PRS-T1? Well, it's a new Sony Reader and it just so happens to have swung through the FCC with a WiFi N radio in tow. As you can see above, the regulatory label proudly proclaims...
12:31 pm EDT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Engadget HTC Ignite and Prime surface on Dutch e-tailer, may indeed be coming soon
Second time's a charm? Here's hoping. Just months after seeing the so-called HTC Ignite and Prime surface alongside the Pyramid (which already launched as the Sensation 4G), it seems as if the rem...
11:57 am EDT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Engadget RIM releases BBM 6, makes your mobile messaging dreams come true
It's been quite awhile since RIM's mobile chat service got a facelift, but back in April we got a sneak peek of the next BBM build. Since then, millions upon millions have waited with bated breath for...
11:34 am EDT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Engadget Sprint posts Q2 2011 earnings: net subs up, contract subs down, net loss of $847 million
It's another mixed bag worth of earnings for the folks in Overland Park. Sprint just announced its Q2 2011 earnings prior to the market's open today, and while it's obviously doing its darnedest to pa...
11:22 am EDT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Engadget Sony, Sharp and Fujitsu earnings all bring bad news, only Toshiba says something nice
Plenty of Japanese earnings news today and, as with Nintendo, most of it's pretty dire. Sony's hit from the earthquake and PSN outtage has inevitably contaminated this quarter, but it's suffered from ...
11:19 am EDT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Engadget Sprint and LightSquared confirm agreement, 15 years worth of LTE network sharing and more
The rumors were true, but given the long, torrid affair between these two it shouldn't be a surprise. Sprint and LightSquared have confirmed their intentions to the world, stepping into a whopping 15 ...
11:05 am EDT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry Torch 9860 lighting up the FCC?
We're not precisely sure which model this mystery phone is with the neon-green back, but we know it's from RIM, and it looks an awful lot like some of the early leaked shots we've seen of the 9860, ak...
11:05 am EDT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry Torch 9860 lighting up the FCC? (Update: frequencies added)
We're not precisely sure which model this mystery phone is with the neon-green back, but we know it's from RIM, and it looks an awful lot like some of the early leaked shots we've seen of the 9860, ak...
10:07 am EDT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Engadget 25 percent of Netflix users stream on the Wii, think composite cables are just fine
We all know what streaming Hoarders and other guilty pleasures via the interwebs has taken off over the past few years. No news there. However, what may be surprising is that, despite the ability to s...
09:44 am EDT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Engadget UK Advertising Authority takes issue with Atrix's 'world's most powerful smartphone' status
Just about every day we're treated to claims of a device being the "world's first" or "world's biggest" or, indeed, "world's fastest." Typically we file these stories into the "world's least exciting"...
09:12 am EDT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Engadget BBC releases 'global' iPlayer app for European iPads, "7 per month
The wonders of iPlayer are no longer the reserve of the Brits. As of today, iPad users in 11 other countries across Europe can subscribe to the service for €7 per month or €50 per year. That...
08:33 am EDT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Engadget Nintendo 3DS price drops from $249 to $169 August 12th, current owners get 20 free games
The price of the Nintendo 3DS in the US is dropping precipitously August 12th from $249 to $169, with other regions getting a similar price break in their respective currency. If you're one of the 830...
08:33 am EDT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Engadget Nintendo posts earnings, drops 3DS from $249 to $169 August 12th, current owners get 20 free games
The price of the Nintendo 3DS in the US is dropping precipitously August 12th from $249 to $169, with other regions getting a similar price break in their respective currency. Are you one of the 830,0...
08:04 am EDT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Engadget Coby Kyros MID7022 tablet gets teardown and thumbs up from FCC
That's the latest tablet from budget manufacturer Coby lounging around a blue velvety backdrop. The Kyros MID7022 got the customary FCC teardown treatment from the agency in exchange for a little appr...
06:59 am EDT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Engadget Google Fiber puts boots on the ground, begins detail engineering in Kansas Cities
We've come a long way since Google first started taking about launching a fiber-based ISP -- from beta tests, to hopeful communities, to Topeka fools day, to selecting not one, but two Kansas Cities. ...
05:51 am EDT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Engadget Researchers developing software to finger phony reviews
Opinion spam isn't a new version of your favorite meat treat, repackaged for discerning canned ham consumers. According to a team of researchers at Cornell University, it's a growing problem affecting...
04:56 am EDT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Engadget Khepera swarm robots learn to build a mobile quadrocopter landing platform (video)
Last we saw the Khepera swarm robots from the Georgia Robotics and Intelligent Systems lab, they were just beginning to learn how move in formation and spell out "GRITS" on the floor. Well, these bots...
03:58 am EDT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Engadget Pandigital's SuperNova Android tablet gets its FCC on, leaves little to the imagination
Typically, when a new gadget makes its way through the FCC, we have to do a fair amount of digging to get to the juicy details, put Pandigital's latest 8-inch tablet / e-reader, the SuperNova, isn't h...
03:07 am EDT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Engadget Gig. U hopes to bring Gigabit networks and straight cash, homey, to university communities
Familiar with Johnny Appleseed? He who traipsed 'round the country with a sack 'o seeds on his shoulder, planting trees hither and yon leaving apple orchards blooming in his wake? Gig. U is si...
02:19 am EDT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Engadget OOP Tetris cartridge begs you to buy it now for $1 million
It may shock you to know that you're a simple lottery win away from picking up a Like New copy of Tetris for the Sega Mega Drive (that's the Genesis to us Yanks). That's right, for the low price of $1...
01:33 am EDT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Engadget SolarCity gets in the EV charging game, we're still waiting for our Leaf
Tired of trekking down the 101, just to charge your damn Tesla? Must be rough, but at least SolarCity's looking out for ya, as it'll soon install ClipperCreek's EV chargers in your digs, right alo...
12:44 am EDT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Engadget Canon PIXMA iP4920, MG5320 bring filters, 'creativity' to photo printing
Canon's just released a pair of new PIXMA printers that seem to rely on your lack of Photoshop knowledge. For the PIXMA MG5320 Wireless All-In-One and iP4920 Inkjet Photo Printers, functionality is pr...
12:03 am EDT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Engadget SK Telecom's Smart Cart syncs to phones, reminds you to buy milk
Familiar with this scenario? You put off grocery shopping until the weekend, curse your way through the irate Sunday morning hordes, and then schlep your food all the way home only to realize you ...
11:25 pm EDT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Engadget Speaker concept does away with the volume knob by becoming the volume knob
How to solve the problem of controls cluttering up electronics devices? Simple: make the device the controller. That's the simple but elegant solution employed by designer Hironao Tsuboi with the ...
10:54 pm EDT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Engadget HTC Wildfire S swaggers CDMA bands at FCC
True to its namesake, the Wildfire S is preparing to blaze across our native prairies without abandon. After gaining the FCC's nod of acceptance for use on our 1900 / 850MHz HSPA bands -- followed by ...
10:28 pm EDT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Engadget Box pics, price and features leak out for the Best Buy Insignia cTV with TiVo
As we close in on the purported release date for Best Buy's Insignia cTV, more details have come to light about the TiVo menu system (but not DVR) powered HDTV. Zatz Not Funny reports the 32- and 42-i...
09:53 pm EDT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Engadget Ion Piano Apprentice plays nice with your iPad, lights up your life
It's not enough anymore to simply cram a single-octave keyboard into the bottom of a Nintendo DS, effective piano instruction requires at least twice as many keys -- and an iPad. The Ion Piano Apprent...
09:25 pm EDT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Engadget Vonage Extensions makes mobile international calling a free-of-charge affair
Hey Vonage customers, your VoIP service of choice is about to get a bit of a mobile value-add. Announced today, the company's new Extensions service links your existing home internet calling plan to e...
09:03 pm EDT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Engadget NASA iPad app helps you discover life on Earth
Focusing on the extraterrestrial all day can probably make it pretty easy to forget about all that's going on here on Earth. NASA has shifted its focus a bit for its new iPad app, taking a look at the...
08:41 pm EDT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Engadget Verizon just keeps the LTE train chugging, new and expanded markets coming on August 18th
We can't remember a single new WiMAX market being lit up in 2011, meanwhile Verizon just keeps lighting LTE fires all across the country. We've actually given up trying to keep a tally of how many new...
08:17 pm EDT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Engadget Microsoft releases Mango SDK Beta update for developers
Windows Phone developers are getting one step closer to the fresh, fruity tang of Mango's RTM build with a newly released SDK update. The one month-in-the-making "Beta 2 Refresh" tweaks the previously...
07:54 pm EDT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Engadget Ultrabooks to start arriving in September, more expensive than expected
Looks like those skinny Ultrabooks Intel was trying to sell us on at Computex will all be hitting the market at roughly the same time. Despite earlier suggestions that HP would beat ASUS's planned Sep...
07:31 pm EDT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Engadget ASUS confirms Eee Pad Transformer will get Android 3.2 update tomorrow
No leaks this time around, but Eee Pad Transformer users don't have to wait much longer to get their Android 3.2 fix. ASUS has now confirmed that the update will be rolling out tomorrow, July 28th. Un...
07:08 pm EDT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Engadget Motorola considering Nike+ SportWatch contender?
It looks like Motorola might be prepping to give the Nike+ SportWatch a run for its money. An intrepid tipster sent along a screenshot from a recent survey showing off what looks like a tricked o...
07:06 pm EDT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Engadget IBM Selectric Typewriter turns 50, yells at tablets to get off its lawn
Imagine all of the waiting rooms and typing classes it's seen in its half-century on earth. IBM this week is celebrating the 50th birthday of its best-selling Selectric line of office typewriters. Fir...
06:24 pm EDT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Engadget Netflix adds Mad Men in the US today, CBS content in Canada and Latin America later
We're not sure how Don Draper would have sold a 60 percent price increase on your most popular service package but maybe Netflix executives can make a guess after they start watching the first four se...
05:59 pm EDT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Engadget Samsung to roll out Galaxy Tab 10.1 TouchWiz UX update on August 3rd in NYC, and NYC only
Everyone else will get it eventually, of course, but Samsung is once again giving folks in New York City first dibs on its latest Galaxy Tab wares. In this case, it's the previously announced update t...
05:37 pm EDT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Engadget Amazon tablet rumors flare on leaked supplier parts list
Last time on Days of our Rumored Amazon Tablets' Lives: Bezos teased us with a "stay tuned" cliffhanger, but shook his head at the notion of a color E Ink Kindle this year. While DigiTimes spilled its...
05:11 pm EDT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Engadget Verizon's version of the Samsung Galaxy S II will support LTE (update: still unconfirmed)
The jury's still out on when Verizon will get around to releasing the Samsung Function -- its own version of the highly covetable Galaxy S II -- but that hasn't stopped Big Red from whetting our appet...
04:51 pm EDT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Engadget Android Market seen running on BlackBerry PlayBook (video)
We've already seen the Android App Player leak out, and now the BlackBerry PlayBook has taken one more (unofficial) step towards being a full-fledged, psuedo-Android tablet. While it's described as a ...
04:00 pm EDT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Engadget Editorial: Apple's officially over the optical drive, for better or worse
I don't like it. Not one iota. But frankly, it doesn't much matter -- Apple's officially done with the optical drive, and there's no evidence more strikingly clear than the mid 2011 refresh of its Mac...
03:42 pm EDT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Engadget Sony officially outs new A, E, and S series Walkmans
When a company sends a boatload of media players through the FCC, specs and all, it kinds of takes the punch out any official announcement, ya know? Still, it's nice to finally see Sony's spate of...
03:27 pm EDT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Engadget Vodafone axes EVO 3D before it even hits shelves
Keen-eyed observers, or those who registered to be notified about the EVO 3D, may have noticed a sudden dearth of glasses-free 3D phones coming to Vodafone. Apparently, the British carrier's execs are...
03:04 pm EDT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Engadget Olympus launches SP-810UZ, packs 36x wide-angle zoom in a compact camera
Travelers often must choose between carrying a pair of powerful zoom lenses and tackling the weight of a full DSLR kit, or bringing along a point-and-shoot, in turn sacrificing image quality and versa...
02:40 pm EDT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Engadget Android Market update reportedly rolling out to the dessert-themed faithful
Fans of frozen, cultured dairy products and holiday cookies, it's time to get your handsets ready -- that new, not-so-shiny Android Market appears to be making its way to users now. Both our inbox and...
02:18 pm EDT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Engadget Engadget comes to your TV on Boxee, Roku, Yahoo and DivX starting today
Gather round everyone, while you may have gotten used to accessing Engadget via the browser or any one of our mobile apps, starting today we're ready to come home in one more way: on your TV. Launchin...
01:45 pm EDT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Engadget Sprint's Assurant Advanced Protection Pack protects against theft and damage, not alliteration
What's the price of peace of mind, when it comes to the safety of your shiny new HTC EVO View 4G or Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1? How does $13 a month sound? That price will get you a membership in...
01:10 pm EDT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Engadget IEEE brings white space internet one step closer, we almost felt a twinge
Kudos to the IEEE for rushing this new 'super WiFi' standard through so very speedily for the sake of rural communities with poor web access. Designated "IEEE 802.22," it promises to bring speeds of u...
12:30 pm EDT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Engadget Boeing and BAE partner to put a laser on a machine gun, make the world a better place
Automated, computer-targeting machine guns are okay in a pinch, but sometimes putting 180 25mm slugs down range every minute just isn't enough. Sometimes you need a little more energy, and that's when...
11:50 am EDT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Engadget Xperia X10 gets Gingerbread update, gratuitous cookie pictures ensue
Since they're free of preservatives, Android updates tend to get pretty stale pretty quickly. As such, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 has definitely lost its best flavor, but here comes a refresh. The l...
10:46 am EDT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Engadget InterDigital files ITC complaint against Nokia, Huawei, and ZTE for 3G patent infringement
Remember when InterDigital aired its grievances with Nokia before the International Trade Commission several years ago, alleging Espoo infringed a few of its 3G patents? Well, what's old is new ag...
09:50 am EDT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Engadget ASUS Wavi waltzes through FCC, ready to stream from your PC to your TV
Remember when we first encountered the ASUS Wavi just before CES? Well now the wireless streaming device that looks to get your TV and your PC in sync has moseyed on through the FCC, and in the pr...
08:50 am EDT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Engadget LG turns it around, reports profits back in the green
After six months of knuckle-crunching losses, LG can finally wind the window down and turn the radio on to Seoul FM. The electronics giant just reported a net profit of 108 billion ($100 million) in t...
08:03 am EDT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Engadget BookBook iPhone 4 case doubles as wallet, attempts to fool miniature luddites
So, you've finally accepted the reality that smartphones aren't a passing fad, but you're no less concerned that the special tech-hater in your life might get hip that you've abandoned reading books f...
06:50 am EDT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S II with WiMAX stops by the FCC on its way to Sprint
This Sprint-bound Galaxy S II already posed for one candid and now it also appears to have made a tour of the FCC's testing facilities. Packing CDMA and WiMAX radios, along with a design that matches ...
06:13 am EDT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Engadget Aviiq Portable Charging Station does kitsch-free USB juicing in small black bag
We've seen some rather inventive USB chargers in our time, but surprisingly few have managed to make charging while traveling a painless process. Aviiq's new Portable Charging Station, on the other ha...
05:00 am EDT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Engadget Olympus PEN E-PL3 gets a price tag, release date
Last month, Olympus lifted the veil on a trio of 12.3-megapixel Micro Four Thirds cameras, replacing both models in its PEN line and adding the small and light E-PM1. We already knew to expect an Augu...
04:21 am EDT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Engadget Drift Innovation unveils compact Drift HD, still up for your extreme antics (video)
Fan of recording extreme death-defying stunts, yet find your current helmet cam just too darn unwieldy? Drift's creatively named Drift HD might fit the bill, as the firm's managed to cram the 170-...
03:14 am EDT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Engadget Sun CEO's deleted blog post to help end Oracle vs Google patent dispute?
Ever heard of estoppel? The term, sadly, does not denote a new German electronic bus service, but is rather a court-ordered way of telling companies "no backsies" on previously made public stateme...
02:01 am EDT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Engadget Fujitsu Toshiba announces au IS12T, the world's first Mango phone (hands-on!)
Well, we can't say we didn't see this one coming. Fujitsu Toshiba mobile communications -- now there's a mouthful -- just unveiled the IS12T: Japan's first Windows Phone 7 device, and according to Mic...
01:22 am EDT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Engadget Akamai sees internet speeds climb, Asia still dominates broadband arms race
Akamai's annual State of the Internet report is loaded with all sorts of interesting, if not terribly surprising, tidbits about both broad and narrowband connections around the globe. The big news?...
12:23 am EDT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Engadget Keepin' it real fake: the iPhone 4 has a fan in China (video)
With competition like the Samsung Galaxy S II showing us just how thin a phone can be, the iPhone 4 isn't quite looking as svelte as it once did. How's an Apple-loving gadget fiend supposed to stay fa...
11:32 pm EDT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Engadget Fox restricts online streams of new TV shows to 'authenticated' pay TV subscribers
Starting this fall, for the first eight days after they air, watching Fox TV shows online will require a subscription to Hulu Plus or a participating cable or satellite company. So far Dish Network is...
11:02 pm EDT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Engadget Microsoft renews alliance with SUSE, throws $100 million in pocket change at Linux
Microsoft and Linux haven't always had the friendliest of rapports but, a few years back, the folks at Redmond decided to cozy up to Novell and the enterprise-focused distro SUSE. The German arm of th...
10:24 pm EDT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Engadget Bird's Eye iPad app lets you use Twitter while looking down on it
Spending more and more time on Google+ these days and looking for something to draw you back to Twitter? Then you might want to consider giving the new Bird's Eye app for iPad a whirl. As you...
09:49 pm EDT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Engadget Garmin confirms its acquisition of Navigon is complete
Mergers and acquisitions can sometimes take some unexpected turns, but that's not the case with Garmin's purchase of former rival Navigon. The company said last month that the acquisition would be com...
08:55 pm EDT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Engadget Mass Effect 3 N7 replica gets real world debut for your Spacer pleasure
If you're the type to stock your walls with Lord of the Rings-style elvish daggers (or, you know, build full-scale Portal gun replicas), then you'll love this official Mass Effect 3 mockup commissione...
08:29 pm EDT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Engadget Kingston Wi-Drive for iOS hits stores today, lets you create your own portable music server for $130
Services like Spotify, which had an anything but subtle launch last week, help solve the evergreen issue of limited local storage by streaming millions of tracks to your devices. But streaming service...
08:05 pm EDT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Engadget Chinese government to track users of free WiFi, small businesses react with service cutoffs
Thought Google had a mountain-sized stack of your up close and personal online habits? Think again, because the omnipresent search king's all-seeing eyes are nothing compared to the Chinese govern...
07:42 pm EDT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Engadget Leaked memo slates Xoom 4G upgrade for September, early adopters weep
To say we've been patiently waiting for the Xoom's promised 4G upgrade would certainly be an understatement. It looks like those of you counting on blistering speeds this summer are flat out of luck, ...
07:42 pm EDT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Engadget Leaked memo slates Xoom 4G upgrade for September, early adopters weep (updated)
To say we've been patiently waiting for the Xoom's promised 4G upgrade would certainly be an understatement. It looks like those of you counting on blistering speeds this summer are flat out of luck, ...
07:20 pm EDT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Engadget Microsoft signs off on Windows Phone 'Mango' RTM build
We still don't have a launch date any more specific than "this fall," but Microsoft announced a fairly big milestone for Windows Phone 'Mango' today. It's just signed off on the Release to Manufacturi...
06:59 pm EDT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Engadget 'This American Life' tackles patent trolls, lives to broadcast about it
The financial crisis, DIY cryogenics, the love songs of Phil Collins -- This American Life has taken on a lot in its 15 plus years on public radio. This week the Ira Glass-helmed show tackles a matter...
06:38 pm EDT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Engadget New Xbox 360 Bluetooth headset unlocks business casual achievement (video)
The new Xbox 360 wireless headset has a form factor that ought prove familiar to anyone who has ever watched a businessman chew out his secretary while ordering at latte at Starbucks. The peripheral c...
06:15 pm EDT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Engadget Graphing calculator web browser lets you visit your favorite sine wave fan sites (video)
Graphing calculators: essential tools for math education or low-res Game Boys? The debate rages on. Advocates of non-mathematical applications for the devices have scored a major victory with the ...
05:52 pm EDT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Engadget Walmart brings Vudu into the fold, still can't stream you tube socks
Roughly 18 months after plunking down the cash for Vudu, Walmart has finally made the streaming media service an integrated part of its web store. Fans of digital video can now stop by the discount re...
05:26 pm EDT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Engadget HTC Puccini tablet shots leak out with AT&T branding, may sport stylus functionality
Is this the fabled HTC Puccini tab we recently saw fly through the FCC's embrace? Only time will tell for sure, but BGR has some leaked shots that show the purported tab cozying up to a Flyer-like...
05:07 pm EDT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Engadget DARwin-OP does the up, down, left, right DDR shuffle (video)
Some robots like to help around the house, others fulfill your Pixar fantasies, but this one's just training to boogie. Part of a summer long research project, DARwin-OP is taking a master class in Da...
04:39 pm EDT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Engadget Gingerbread comes to T-Mobile G2x, users feel loved again
Dost our eyes deceive us, or are genuine, bona fide Gingerbread updates for the T-Mobile G2x taking to the airwaves? We're inclined to believe the latter, since the T-Mobile support site announced...
04:34 pm EDT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Engadget Stanford researchers create transparent battery, dream of a see-through iPhone (video)
We've had about all of the transparent displays we can handle. Besides, what good is a screen you can see through if the electronics behind it are as opaque as ever? Thankfully, the fine folks at ...
04:08 pm EDT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Engadget RadioShack ditches T-Mobile for Verizon, switcheroo happens September 15th
Well, it looks like T-Mobile is no longer on friendly enough terms with Radio Shack to call it "The Shack." The retailer announced today that it's ending its partnership with the carrier in favor of a...
03:46 pm EDT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Engadget Mysterious Samsung shows up in dev center sporting Gingerbread and 1280 x 768 screen
Hello, and welcome to another edition of Mystery Cellphone Theater. This week's enigma comes to us courtesy of T Store, a Korean app market, where the Developer Center lists an unannounced Samsung dev...
03:24 pm EDT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Engadget New Sony Walkman pops up on UK retail site
The portable cassette players once nearly universally identified as the Walkman may have seen better days, but their spirit is still alive, so far as Sony is concerned. The company is apparently set t...
03:00 pm EDT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Engadget Netswipe turns your webcam into a credit card reader, brings POS payments to the desktop
Credit card fraud costs the banking industry billions of dollars every year, and with companies yet to find an entirely secure system for processing payments online, there's no end in sight for unauth...
02:36 pm EDT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Engadget HP's AMD-powered Pavilion dm1-3010nr arrives at Verizon with LTE, $600 price tag
It's Verizon Wireless' first LTE-powered laptop, but is it really anything to write home about? The familiar HP Pavilion dm1 -- which emerged last year on Big Red's 3G network -- has undergone a m...
02:14 pm EDT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Engadget Mozilla planning a Chrome OS-like operating system for phones and tablets
The jury is still out on whether Chromebooks will sell like hotcakes (we're guessing not), but no matter to Mozilla. The organization behind Firefox has plans to develop its own operating system for m...
01:52 pm EDT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Engadget Man builds DIY Segway for $434, begins casting 'Arrested Development' fan film (video)
This is Petter Forsberg. He's just like you or me, with one important difference: he built his own Segway for €300 ($434). Granted, it doesn't look quite as slick as Dean Kamen's off-the-shelf se...
01:26 pm EDT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Engadget HTC CFO says it's time to 'figure it out' with Apple
HTC's CFO Winston Yung appears ready to make a deal with market rival and patent nemesis Apple. The Taiwanese company has had some rather harsh words for the Cupertino crew, and it hasn't seemed any m...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Engadget Canon launches X Mark I Mouse Lite, pairs ten-digit calculator and Bluetooth laser mouse (video)
Have you ever looked longingly at your mouse, noting its underutilized input device real estate? Canon has, replacing that excessive unused space with a built-in calculator in its X Mark I Mouse, ...
12:42 pm EDT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Engadget Samsung's LTE-equipped Galaxy Tab 10.1 comes to Verizon on July 28th
It's a Galaxy Tab 10.1, but with 4G. No, not that 4G. Not even that 4G. This 4G. You know, the LTE variety, being spread around like Christmas ham by the folks at Verizon Wireless. Cosmetically, the s...
12:19 pm EDT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Engadget ARM alchemy turns ubiquity into gold, profits up 25 percent
A 25 percent rise in profits might look modest compared to the 167 percent explosion announced at the end of Q2 last year, but we doubt anyone at ARM's UK HQ will be moaning. A typically understated e...
11:45 am EDT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Engadget MIDI Mobilizer II stores your musical stylings, plays nice with CoreMIDI apps
Much music making progress has been made since we first saw Line 6's MIDI Mobilizer -- namely, Apple put MIDI APIs in iOS and iPads started slinging super funky synthesized songs on the regular. In or...
10:31 am EDT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Engadget Fisker Karma boss nabs first set of keys, s'pose we'd do the same
In an old-fashioned display of corporate introversion, the keys to the first production Fisker Karma will be handed not to a real customer, or a profile-raising celeb, or even to a good cause. Nope, t...
09:20 am EDT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Engadget Bang & Olufsen's BeoSound 5 Encore redefines 'affordable,' looks good doing it (video)
It's certainly been a while since Bang & Olufsen's given any love to its gorgeous (but pricey) BeoSound 5, but refining self-proclaimed perfection takes... well, about three years. The more afford...
07:58 am EDT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Engadget SanDisk Ultra SSD heading to retailers, brings youthful exuberance to aging PCs
Who hasn't needed to upgrade their personal workstation when running short on funds? We've definitely been there. As luck would have it, SanDisk offers all of us who are a bit strapped for cash an...
07:09 am EDT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Engadget Verizon's Blackberry Bold 9930 unveiled early thanks to website blunder
Oh boy, we don't envy the Verizon web admin who made this particular mis-click. If you go to VZW's sales page for the Blackberry 9650 and click on the "Explore Features" video, you get an unexpected t...
05:52 am EDT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Engadget Onkyo remote app ushers in a new area of losing Android phones in the couch
Is the devoted remote going the way of dodo? HiFi audio manufacturer Onkyo is certainly hedging its bets with the release of its first Android app, which gives users the ability to control a numbe...
05:52 am EDT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Engadget Onkyo remote app ushers in a new era of losing Android phones in the couch
Is the devoted remote going the way of dodo? HiFi audio manufacturer Onkyo is certainly hedging its bets with the release of its first Android app, which gives users the ability to control a numbe...
04:32 am EDT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Engadget Griffin's StompBox available to order, virtual guitar shredding now a go
Remember that Griffin-made StompBox we showed you back in January? Well, it's finally hit the market, so you can free up those virtuoso hands and get to pedal-pounding wicked sound effects. The fo...
03:13 am EDT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Engadget Avatar Kinect hits Xbox Live, your own virtual talk show starts today
Microsoft has been touting Avatar Kinect, since CES way back in January, and you can now finally it try out for yourself. The Kinect Fun Labs Gadget is available as a free download for all Xbox Live G...
02:05 am EDT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Engadget Apple patent application takes the hard keys out of the keyboard, promises a flat surface solution
Apple's giving us a patent application peek into its post-PC future, and it looks like hard keys will be so 2008. The recently revelead filing shows off a virtual, flat keyboard concept for Cupertino'...
01:01 am EDT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Engadget A new BlackBerry to be unveiled tomorrow, or so Facebook would have us believe
What's made by Research in Motion and is "shiny, new, and social all over?" No one can say for sure, but according to BlackBerry's Facebook page, we're going to find out tomorrow. Might it be the ...
12:17 am EDT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Engadget Clearwire announces $99 Clear Spot 4G Apollo hotspot
We just spotted it at the FCC earlier this month, and Clear customers will now soon be able to get their hands on the company's new Clear Spot 4G Apollo mobile hotspot. Clearwire announced today that ...
11:29 pm EDT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Engadget Ripple updates its Look nettop with Fusion E-Series chip, leaves its handsome design alone
We don't cover nettops a whole lot around these parts, but we were powerless not to gawk when Ripple Korea unveiled the Look, a shapely nettop with a slick paintjob to match. At the time, it packed a ...
10:48 pm EDT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Engadget Scientists prove cosmological speed limit, time travel moves a little further out of reach
The cosmological speed limit remains unbroken. A team of researchers from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, led by Du Shengwang, claim to have proven that a single photon is incapabl...
10:01 pm EDT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Engadget Virgin Media testing 1.5Gbps internet for lucky Londonites
Jealous of Comcast customers with their 105Mbps cable hook ups or those lucky residents of the Kansas cities relishing in Google's 1Gbps service? Well add Londonites to the list of people that dri...
09:32 pm EDT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Engadget Dell UltraSharp U2412M display features 1080p resolution and IPS, doesn't cost $999
Sure, 1080p HDTVs aren't exactly an ultra luxury these days, but a 1920 x 1080-pixel panel on your desk? That's a privilege often enjoyed by stock brokers, graphic designers, and those of us who k...
09:32 pm EDT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Engadget Dell UltraSharp U2412M display features 1920 x 1200-pixel resolution and IPS, doesn't cost $999
Sure, 1080p HDTVs aren't exactly an ultra luxury these days, but a 1920 x 1200-pixel IPS panel on your desk? That's a privilege often enjoyed by HD film editors, graphic designers, and those of us...
08:59 pm EDT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Engadget Snail Mail My Email outsources your emotions to foreign hands
We bet the Britney Spears' classic Email My Heart would take great offense (and potential intellectual property beef) to Ivan Cash's startup, Snail Mail My Email. The 25-year old entrepreneur and love...
08:36 pm EDT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Engadget HTC exec leaves company for 'personal reasons'
HTC is out a top executive with the departure of chief innovation officer Horace Luke. The exec has been gone for some time now, having exited at the end of April. The Taiwanese phone maker formally a...
08:36 pm EDT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Engadget HTC exec Horace Luke leaves company for 'personal reasons'
HTC is out a top executive with the departure of chief innovation officer Horace Luke. The exec has been gone for some time now, having exited at the end of April. The Taiwanese phone maker formally a...
08:19 pm EDT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Engadget Netflix rises to 25 million subscribers in Q2, thinks DVD business has already peaked
If you were still wondering why Netflix chose right now to split apart its unlimited DVD and streaming movie plans you need look no further than the just released Q2 financial report. According to the...
08:05 pm EDT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Engadget Amazon briefly pulls Cosmo Black Nintendo 3DS due to 'inventory issues,' reinstates it moments later
Here's a weird one. Earlier today, we heard (and confirmed) reports that the Cosmo Black Nintendo 3DS was unavailable for purchase directly through Amazon. We followed up with the company to get to th...
07:51 pm EDT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Engadget Sprint details Q4 CDMA Direct Connect launch plans and handsets, quietly waves goodbye to iDEN
We're guessing that this isn't the riveting Q4 announcement that Dan Hesse promised us last week at Sprint's Kansas headquarters, but it's a shock to the system nonetheless. The outfit's legacy iDEN n...
07:32 pm EDT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Engadget Casio's Bluetooth 4.0 G-Shock is water and shock-resistant, FCC-approved
The latest G-Shock watch from Casio boasts the usual array of shock and water-resistant claims, and now it can add FCC acceptance to the list, having passed through that government agency's approval p...
07:11 pm EDT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Engadget Canon's second quarter profits dip 20 percent amid supply constraints, strong yen
Canon had some good news and some bad (but not unexpected) news in its second quarter earnings released today. On the upside, the company has raised its profit outlook for the rest of the year, and sa...
06:49 pm EDT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Engadget Apple releases iOS 4.3.5, inches towards iOS 5
Less than ten days after iOS 4.3.4 parachuted in to fix that nasty PDF exploit, Apple's gone and dropped another. So what'll Cupertino's latest fix today? Build 8L1 -- or 8E600 on 4.2.10 if you're...
05:55 pm EDT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Engadget Mac mini review (mid 2011)
For those familiar with last year's Mac mini, what you're peering at above isn't likely to strike you as jarring. Heck, it may even seem somewhat vanilla at this point. In truth, Apple did exceedingly...
05:36 pm EDT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Engadget ASUS Eee Pad SL101 slides through the FCC, still misses promised May release
Sure, it's not unusual for gadgets to miss their shipping targets, suffering months-long delays as they jump through the varies hoops necessary before a release. Fortunately, ASUS can now check FCC ap...
05:17 pm EDT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Engadget PSA: Apple using slower SSDs in some MacBook Air models (video)
When you head to Apple's online store to configure your MacBook Air, you'll find options to increase processor speed or SSD capacity -- depending on the model you select, of course. There's no mention...
04:56 pm EDT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Engadget Gigabyte G1 Assassin motherboard is a last-gen gamer's dream come true
For a motherboard, the G1 Assassin from Gigabyte sure is gaudy and actually rather interesting. First off, that Killer E2100 networking solution from Bigfoot has been integrated into the board, as has...
04:00 pm EDT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Engadget MacBook Air review (mid 2011)
There comes a time when that giant, corporate-issued laptop stops fitting into your lifestyle. When dragging around a Kensington roller case just won't do. When you start to hear the siren lilt of som...
03:40 pm EDT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Engadget AT&T confirms LG Thrill 4G pricing, release 'in the coming weeks'
Pricing for the LG Thrill 4G popped up on Radio Shack's corporate systems a few days ago, at $80 with a two-year contract. AT&T just shared its official Thrill pricing, however, with the glasses-f...
03:31 pm EDT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Engadget AT&T confirms Gingerbread coming to entire 2011 Android lineup (and Samsung Captivate)
The HTC Status was the only device with Gingerbread on AT&T's lineup for a small slice of time, but that's quickly coming to an end. The carrier has confirmed that Android 2.3 will be pushed to it...
03:20 pm EDT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Engadget Leaked Sprint release table bears a tablet: the unknown ZTE V55
There's a whole batch of previously unsuspected launch dates on this leaked Sprint document, but our looking glass is drawn to the very bottom of the list. Here you'll spot a red arrow, subtly added b...
03:00 pm EDT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Engadget Broadband claims another: France Telecom putting the kibosh on Minitel
'Tis a sad, sad day for fans of all things retro. In a developed nation dominated by high-speed connections, near-ubiquitous 3G and sub-$€300 computers, it's more than a little astounding that th...
02:40 pm EDT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Engadget Google Books, Kobo, more get iOS App Store shakedown
Heat waves aside, this last weekend has proven to be a fairly rough one for e-book sellers. In spite of backing off a bit from its initial demands, there have apparently been some major changes afoot ...
02:40 pm EDT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Engadget Google Books, Kobo, more get iOS App Store shakedown (update: Kindle too)
Heat waves aside, this last weekend has proven to be a fairly rough one for e-book sellers. In spite of backing off a bit from its initial demands, there have apparently been some major changes afoot ...
02:35 pm EDT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Show returns today, July 25th -- win a ticket to the taping!
After a month-long slumber, the Engadget Show is back! We're taping today, on Monday, July 25th at 6:00pm ET! You can read up on what to expect right here, and if you're looking for plans in just a fe...
02:35 pm EDT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Show returns today, July 25th (update: we're booked out!)
After a month-long slumber, the Engadget Show is back! We're taping today, on Monday, July 25th at 6:00pm ET! You can read up on what to expect right here, and if you're looking for plans in just a fe...
02:21 pm EDT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Engadget Qualcomm acquires gesture recognition IP from GestureTek, aims for Snapdragon integration
What's superior to a shiny new Snapdragon, blazing all sorts of benchmarking trails in your next tablet and / or smartphone? Why, a Snapdragon with a pinch of IP from GestureTek, of course! Qualco...
02:00 pm EDT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Engadget Voomote One turns your iPhone into a well organized universal remote
Ok, so the name isn't great, but the Voomote One is actually kinda neat. It's not the first universal remote adapter we've seen for the iPhone and, unlike the Surc IR case, you probably wouldn't want ...
01:29 pm EDT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Engadget Leak: future iOS update to introduce Siri-based voice control
When Apple snatched up Siri back in April, we had to wonder exactly what Cupertino was planning for the voice controlled virtual assistant. The answer, according to a new leak, is unsurprisingly obvio...
12:58 pm EDT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Engadget Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2 beta brings iCloud support, no bug fixes
We know what you're thinking: Mac OS X Lion (10.7) has been out for nearly a week, so why have we yet to hear anything about Snow Lion? Patience friends, Apple will roar soon enough -- but for now...
12:16 pm EDT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Engadget Andy Pad Pro gets detailed while Andy Pad makes film debut (video)
Low-cost Android, actually looking decent? Seems like it. We've caught wind of a few hitting the scene at this point, and there's little question that the Andy Pad folks appear to have something b...
12:06 pm EDT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Engadget RIM axes 2000 jobs, changes managers in effort to halt decline
Just a month after a disgruntled employee accused RIM's managers of failing to make bold decisions, the latter have responded by boldly sacking 11 percent of their workforce. The company says it will ...
11:45 am EDT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Engadget Kinect-driven tactile bodysuit makes you tingle in eight different places
We know the US Army has already experimented with vibrating clothing, and soon it could be our turn. The trendy figure-hugger above is rigged with haptic actuators across the arms and torso, which res...
11:16 am EDT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Engadget HTC Ruby images leak via Flickr, mysteriously disappear
It looks like someone forgot about the HTC Flyer's glossy screen: a series of shots (now pulled) from Flickr reveal what appears to be the backside of a new HTC smartphone. The photo sharing service o...
10:35 am EDT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Engadget Facebook just released a dedicated iPad app, except it didn't
Mark Zuckerberg ruffled some feathers when he said the iPad "isn't mobile" enough to deserve a dedicated Facebook app. But now it's U-turn time. TechCrunch just revealed that not only has Facebook cre...
10:15 am EDT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Engadget Two more fake Apple Stores spotted by officials in China, two get the smackdown
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but that didn't go down too well with the three KIRF Apple Stores in Kunming, China. In fact, after American expat BirdAbroad made her local stores famous ...
09:15 am EDT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Engadget HTC Salsa ditches its Facebook button for Weibo in China
When is a "Facebook phone" not a Facebook phone? When it's in China. While this handset may look like an HTC Salsa at first glace, if you look a little closer you'll notice that the familiar littl...
07:42 am EDT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Engadget Judge tells Oracle to rethink $2.6 billion claim against Google
The war between Google and Oracle is far from over, but the big G keeps racking up tiny victories in what are admittedly modest battles. Now the Redwood Shores-based company has been told to go back t...
05:53 am EDT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Engadget Adobe's InMarket to fade into the sunset, AIR marketplace faces similar fate
Remember Adobe's InMarket? You know, that marketplace where devs can publish once, distribute anywhere -- like on Intel's AppUp. If you're still drawing a blank, fret not, as the software giant pl...
04:00 am EDT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Engadget Sony Cyber-shot TX55 packs 16.2-megapixel sensor, promises 'extremely low' noise in dim light
With point and shoot cameras apparently now up against a megapixel wall, manufacturers are focusing on adding quirky new features to keep you hooked on the upgrade cycle. Sony's new Cyber-shot TX55 in...
02:35 am EDT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Engadget How would you change the Kyocera Echo?
We get the impression that Kyocera's design team had been hacking away at the Echo for years -- largely due to the blocky corners that remained, despite the current market's affinity for curvation -- ...
12:59 am EDT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Engadget Inhabitat's Week In Green: solar-powered stadium, bipod flying cars and biofueled flights
Groundbreaking green architecture projects popped up around the world this week as Herzog & de Meuron unveiled plans for a solar-powered stadium in Bordeaux and a Korean department store prepared ...
11:24 pm EDT - Sun, July 24, 2011
Engadget Sanya Skypump charges your EV, illuminates parking lots using wind and rays (video)
So you're the first person in town to adopt an electric vehicle (EV), even clearing room for that 240v charging station in the garage. But what do you when you venture far from home, edging past the 2...
10:02 pm EDT - Sun, July 24, 2011
Engadget Switched On: A Three-Headed Lion
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.Kerberos, the hound from Hades that lent its name to an MIT-developed network authentication protocol, is often visuali...
08:29 pm EDT - Sun, July 24, 2011
Engadget Samsung Series 3 laptops crop up on Amazon, 12.1-inch model still AWOL
Samsung's Series 3 laptops deliver more performance-per-dollar than the ultra-thin Series 9, at the expense of -- well, ultra-thinness. That said, the 12.1-inch model hardly struck as megalithic when ...
07:08 pm EDT - Sun, July 24, 2011
Engadget SoftEther's sensor-laden QUMA robot demonstrates poses, intimidates your acting coach (video)
A solution in search of a problem, or a solution to a problem that you were too proud to cop to? SoftEther has just revealed what might be the final blow to Barbie's distinguished career: the sens...
05:56 pm EDT - Sun, July 24, 2011
Engadget AT&T Google Nexus S on sale today, exclusive to Best Buy
If you shelled out 600 clams for an unlocked Nexus S, buyer's remorse starts now: the subsidized AT&T version is out today. Available exclusively from Best Buy (and exclusively in black), the AT&a...
04:48 pm EDT - Sun, July 24, 2011
Engadget Apple initiates replacement program for 'small number' of iMacs with 1TB Seagate HDDs
Did you pick up a new iMac between May and July 2011 sporting a 1TB Seagate HDD? You should probably know that the platter might be of the prone to failing variety. No worries though, Apple's anno...
03:19 pm EDT - Sun, July 24, 2011
Engadget Habey USA's 12-inch panel PC brings that rugged look to your home
It's a shame this steel-encased touchscreen PC from Habey USA arrived too late for our violent outburst on the Engadget Show, but at least it has some broadly agreeable specs. The PPC-6512 can reel of...
02:28 pm EDT - Sun, July 24, 2011
Engadget 142 electric vehicle charging stations head to Massachusetts, Nantucket and MV not included
Things are lookin' up in New England -- particularly for those who crisscross Yawkey Way with an electric vehicle. A grand total of 142 EV charging stations are slated to hit The Bay State in the comi...
12:58 pm EDT - Sun, July 24, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile looks to go back-to-back, offers Angels fans tablet rentals
Looking to enhance that in-person baseball experience with one more technological distraction? Well, the wait is over, thanks to T-Mobile and its new tablet rental program at Angel Stadium in Anah...
11:35 am EDT - Sun, July 24, 2011
Engadget BOSS's Micro BR-80 digital multitrack and field recorder fits the band and studio in your hand
Who needs a recording studio -- or even a full band -- for that next demo? Grab your guitar, BOSS' latest portable Micro BR digital recorder and a fistful of ego for a do-it-yourself session that ...
09:31 am EDT - Sun, July 24, 2011
Engadget Wall-E meets his Canadian DJ maker, turns into a real robot toy (video)
What do you get when you cross a dj with a "Canadian roboticist?" An almost true-to-fiction Wall-E, that's what. In this rendition of garbage-bot gone cute, amateur robotics enthusiast DJ Sures (y...
07:18 am EDT - Sun, July 24, 2011
Engadget Samsung SPH-M930 to give Boost Mobile a keyboard-packing Charge?
Like Android, QWERTY keyboards, and paying as you go? Boy, have we got the handset for you. This is the Samsung SPH-M930, a Droid Charge-looking slider reportedly destined for the pre-paid world o...
05:36 am EDT - Sun, July 24, 2011
Engadget Personal Audio sues Apple again, targets iPhone 4, iPad 2 and newer iPods
Thought the Personal Audio / Apple brouhaha was over? Think again, because everyone's favorite patent licensing company is back, hitting Cupertino with another suit. You'll recall an earlier rulin...
03:59 am EDT - Sun, July 24, 2011
Engadget Curiosity rover to land in Mars's Gale Crater to look for life, finally answer Bowie's nagging questions
It's gotten its own photo shoot, some cool animation, and the interest of James Cameron -- and now Curiosity finally has a destination. NASA's pluckily-named Mars rover is set to land next to a mounta...
02:29 am EDT - Sun, July 24, 2011
Engadget Ask Engadget: best USB 3.0 hub on the market?
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 Sam, who couldn't be more excit...
01:02 am EDT - Sun, July 24, 2011
Engadget Apple Store coming to Grand Central Terminal, travel disruptions guaranteed for next iPhone launch
It's one thing for Fifth Ave. to get clogged up each time a new iPhone or iPad gets released, but Grand Central Terminal? Avid NYC commuters best plan their vacation days accordingly, as one of th...
11:15 pm EDT - Sat, July 23, 2011
Engadget CD-shaped mouse is perfect for our physical media-free future
Unless you've got a penchant for going the ultralight route, chances are you've got a DVD or other optical drive in your laptop that you rarely, if ever, actually stick a disk in it. This concept, dub...
08:56 pm EDT - Sat, July 23, 2011
Engadget MSI tablet moseys on through the FCC, exposes its inner secrets
What we have here, is a decidedly low-end Android tablet from the folks at MSI (possibly a member of the Enjoy family) flying through the FCC as fast as its single-core 1GHz Cortex A8 CPU and 512MB of...
07:24 pm EDT - Sat, July 23, 2011
Engadget Gerber Steady multi-tool includes tripod, puts Bear Grylls and Ken Rockwell on common ground
Ever been on a six-mile hike and needed a miniature tripod to snap a picture of you and your fellow explorers? Yeah, we've been there too. As luck would have it, Gerber is throwing the much needed...
05:28 pm EDT - Sat, July 23, 2011
Engadget Mac OS X Lion: what's broken (or working) for you?
Funny -- we (almost) asked this same exact question in August of 2009, just after Snow Leopard had been loosed on the unsuspecting public. But as fate seems to have it, each and every OS overhaul brin...
04:37 pm EDT - Sat, July 23, 2011
Engadget Giant body of water found in space, black hole claims it was just hydrating
Is that an intergalactic wave pool, or just a hungry, hungry quasar? Turns out it's a bit of both -- well, not the wave pool bit, but it's watery. A NASA-funded peep into the farthest reaches of t...
03:51 pm EDT - Sat, July 23, 2011
Engadget Google acquires PittPatt, wants to know you on a face-to-face basis
Google's quietly pitter-pattering its acquisitive ways back into the controversial realm of facial recognition technology. To do that, the company busted out its oversized wallet to fold Pittsburgh-ba...
02:42 pm EDT - Sat, July 23, 2011
Engadget Google Music Manager dusts off tuxedo, makes Linux debut
Odds seem pretty good that, if you're a Linux user who's been aching to give Google Music a spin, you haven't been sitting idly by, waiting to upload your content through official channels. If you hav...
01:15 pm EDT - Sat, July 23, 2011
Engadget Pix-Star FotoConnect HD is a 10-inch digiframe ripe for regifting
Are you ready to meet your next regift? This is the Pix-Star FotoConnect HD, a 10.4-inch, 800 x 600 digital photo frame with a WiFi radio inside. This little display can pull in pics from Picasa,F...
10:26 am EDT - Sat, July 23, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry Bold 9790 Bellagio offers unsanctioned tutorial (video)
Well BlackBerry fans, yet another variation of the Bold is now making the rounds on the internet: it's the 9790, otherwise known as the Bellagio. Although the device was first leaked in late May -- wh...
09:00 am EDT - Sat, July 23, 2011
Engadget LG promises 55-inch OLED TV in 2012, just in time the next b'ak'tun
LG is apparently tired of this tiny OLED stuff. 15-inch TVs and 4-inch cellphones? What is this, 2009? The company has decided it's time to super-size the organically-powered panels and plans ...
09:00 am EDT - Sat, July 23, 2011
Engadget LG promises 55-inch OLED TV in 2012, just in time for the next b'ak'tun
LG is apparently tired of this tiny OLED stuff. 15-inch TVs and 4-inch cellphones? What is this, 2009? The company has decided it's time to super-size the organically-powered panels and plans ...
07:29 am EDT - Sat, July 23, 2011
Engadget Guitar Hero to be resurrected, retooled, and launch reunion tour
Stop mourning wannabe rock stars -- Guitar Hero is coming back. We heard the rumors of its demise were greatly exaggerated, but now word has come straight from Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick tha...
05:24 am EDT - Sat, July 23, 2011
Engadget Purported shot of Nikon's mirrorless mount surfaces, camera remains shy
We've already heard plenty of talk about Nikon's forthcoming entry into the world of mirrorless cameras, and it looks like we now have our first real peek at the actual goods. Unfortunately, it's just...
03:59 am EDT - Sat, July 23, 2011
Engadget Charlie Miller finds MacBook battery security hole, plans to fill with Caulkgun
Those batteries have probably met a worse fate than the white MacBook line they came from. According to Forbes, Charlie Miller's managed to render seven of them useless after gaining total access to t...
02:57 am EDT - Sat, July 23, 2011
Engadget Google celebrates Alexander Calder and spinning things with HTML5 doodle
How to honor the life's work of an artist who has been dead for more than a quarter-century? Why, an HTML5 doodle on the Google homepage, of course. The search giant paid homage to Alexander Calde...
01:58 am EDT - Sat, July 23, 2011
Engadget Atrix gets Gingerbread update, sideloading support, new outlook on life
Its evil cousin the Bionic may be lurking just around the bend, with its too-long sideburns and its crazy eyes, but that doesn't mean the Atrix 4G is ready to hang up its hat just yet. AT&T's wund...
01:03 am EDT - Sat, July 23, 2011
Engadget Samsung studies 3D viewing discomfort, finds out bloggers don't read
Judging by the headlines today, Samsung's 3D R&D department made a huge mistake, just check them out: "Who Could Have Guessed: 3D Hurts Your Eyes", "Samsung-funded study finds 3D video causes extr...
12:18 am EDT - Sat, July 23, 2011
Engadget Apple expands iOS and Mac App Store into 33 new territories, Tuvalu strangely absent
Brought that shiny new unlocked iPhone 4 home to Tanzania, only have your first App Store experience end in tears? We certainly sympathize, and apparently Apple's heard your plea. Interested devel...
11:29 pm EDT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Engadget Panasonic Raboo UT-PB1 e-reader gets official, acts more like a tablet
Panasonic already took its UT-PB1 e-reader out for a step-and-repeat at the e-Book Expo Tokyo this year, but kept some important details under wraps. Now the tablet e-reader is ready for its official ...
10:00 pm EDT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Engadget Toshiba Thrive review
This isn't the first time Toshiba has showed up fashionably to a party. Back in 2009, long after most every other consumer electronics maker big and small had jumped on the netbook bandwagon, the comp...
09:30 pm EDT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Engadget Engadget Podcast 249 - 07.22.2011
Here at Engadget, and here on the Engadget Podcast in particular, we're all about customer service. OK, maybe not all about customer service, but on this episode we've dedicated twenty percent of our ...
09:06 pm EDT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Engadget iOS 5 beta 4 released, we start the next jailbreak timer
Under eight hours. That was the time it took to jailbreak beta 3 of iOS 5, which dropped back on July 11th and was unleashed later that day. Now beta 4 is out and, well, our stopwatches are ticking. A...
09:06 pm EDT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Engadget iOS 5 beta 4 released, we start the next jailbreak timer (update: time's up!)
Under eight hours. That was the time it took to jailbreak beta 3 of iOS 5, which dropped back on July 11th and was unleashed later that day. Now beta 4 is out and, well, our stopwatches are ticking. A...
09:01 pm EDT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Engadget 20th Century Fox to offer digital downloads for Android devices, Blu-ray purchase required
20th Century Fox is dipping its downloading toes into the 21st century's waters, releasing movies on Android in addition to good, old-fashioned Blu-ray. According to the Financial Times, retail discs ...
08:23 pm EDT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Engadget Trapster 3.0 helps you avoid speed traps, encourages safety first
Speed limits, highway patrol, other drivers, it can all be such a bummer -- especially, if you're sitting back in one of these. With a little crowdsourced aid, however, and a free Android app, you can...
08:04 pm EDT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Engadget LG Thrill 4G up for pre-order today at Radio Shack, ahead of August 7th launch?
The LG Thrill 4G was announced at CTIA four months ago , but wasn't given its rightful time in the sun due to a much larger elephant in the room. Now the phone's launch is quickly approaching, however...
07:42 pm EDT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Engadget Comscore: Android's UK market share explodes as Apple overtakes Symbian
Look at the chart above and you'll see two things happening. First, Apple has overtaken Symbian to become the top smartphone platform in the UK (with a 27 percent market share). And secondly, Android ...
07:26 pm EDT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Engadget Did Google's Photovine sprout from Piictu?
"Plant a photo, watch it grow." Photovine's tagline is just as catchy as the concept behind its launch -- a mobile app-based picture sharing service that groups images together using common photo-driv...
06:58 pm EDT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile hawks Micro SIMs for 'free', hopes your iPhone likes EDGE data
Been wanting to stick it to Ma Bell, but have found yourself shackled by those pesky micro SIMs and your inexplicable fear of all things pointy? If you're wielding an unlocked device with a diminu...
06:27 pm EDT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Engadget HTC Status review
For many smartphone users, a quality keyboard is the only feature that truly matters. These passionate devotees will proudly live and die with their thumbs blazing, and for of all RIM's recent trouble...
05:55 pm EDT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Engadget RIM brings video editing service JayCut into the BlackBerry fold
If it's going to try and compete in the tablet world, whether or not it wants to be known as the enterprise-friendly slate, RIM will have to step up its multimedia game. The company clearly understand...
05:00 pm EDT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Engadget Sprint readies Nexus S 4G update with improved WiMAX performance, we go hands-on (video)
How would you feel about a little Android 2.3.5 (!) action on that Nexus S 4G of yours? What about some WiMAX performance improvements? You should be getting all that plus WiFi connectivity an...
04:22 pm EDT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Engadget NTT DoCoMo's Fujitsu F-07C now available, marries Windows 7 and Symbian at last
Calling the Fujitsu LOOX F-07C an eccentric device is not a stretch -- in fact, it's one of the more unique smartphones we've seen in a fair length of time. Now available on NTT DoCoMo, the dual-booti...
03:54 pm EDT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Engadget Visualized: this gel-filled Sprint head is testing all sorts of futurephones
Chamber testing is most certainly nothing new for your average carrier -- every one of the big boys here in the States already does something similar to this -- but it's not often that we're given an ...
03:25 pm EDT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Engadget Toshiba Regza 32BC3 HDTV features power saving button, destined for Japanese shores
The latest member of Toshiba Regza family of HDTVs, the 32BC3, just had it's pretty little IPS face revealed in Japan. Unlike most sets you see these days, this 32-incher sports only a 1,366 × 7...
02:48 pm EDT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Engadget Lenovo's 7-inch IdeaPad caught by Mr. Blurrycam?
We spied a mystery FCC listing just the other day, filed under a no-name company but bearing some unmistakable Lenovo markings. Now we have another unidentified device bearing the same branding and, a...
02:21 pm EDT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Engadget Toyota's new crash-avoidance technology takes control of the wheel
Crash-avoidance technology in cars is hardly anything new, of course, but Toyota's gone a bit further than most with its latest effort. While complete details are still a bit light (including any word...
01:49 pm EDT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Engadget Android App Player leaks out on to BlackBerry PlayBook
Back in April, when we put the PlayBook through its paces, we were disappointed to find it lacked the previously promised, and eventually teased, Android Player. Well, the time has finally come -- at ...
01:18 pm EDT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Engadget Lodsys adds Rovio, Atari, EA and others to patent suit, makes birds even angrier
If you thought Lodsys was done making a spectacle of itself and dragging app developers to court, you were sorely mistaken. The king of the patent trolls has amended its original complaint against mob...
12:43 pm EDT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Engadget Android Market embraces fragmentation, allows multiple APKs for a single app
Google wants to keep its third-party app developers 'appy by letting them upload multiple APKs to the Android Market under a single product title. This means developers can subtly offer different vers...
12:23 pm EDT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Engadget Verizon is on a roll, posts another $27.5 billion in Q2 revenues
Hot on the heels of AT&T's happy earnings tidbits yesterday, VZW's latest figures also show that it's raking the money in nice and regular. Total operating revenues in Q2 were $27.5 billion -- tha...
12:23 pm EDT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Engadget Verizon has best quarter since 2008, thanks largely to iPhones and LTE
Hot on the heels of AT&T's happy earnings tidbits yesterday, VZW's latest figures also show that it's raking the money in nice and regular. Total operating revenues in Q2 were $27.5 billion -- tha...
11:59 am EDT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Engadget Verizon promotes Lowell McAdam to CEO, Ivan Seidenberg stays on as Chairman
Ivan Seidenberg, the man who took the helm as Big Red steered its ship into the iPhone's waters, is stepping down as CEO effective August 1st, the completion of a succession plan that's been underway ...
11:46 am EDT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Engadget Vizio Tablet tiptoes into retail, starting at Costco
We know it's been a long wait since CES, but after getting pawed at by both Blake Griffin and yours truly, the Vizio Tablet is starting to show up in stores right about on schedule. Frequent Engadget ...
11:16 am EDT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Engadget Android deals just got weird: free phones for pants, free flights for phones
Next time you're trying on a pair of (non musical) jeans, why not snag a free Android phone to help fill their roomy pockets? And while you're shopping for that big trip you've got planned, you ca...
10:28 am EDT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Engadget Google says goodbye to browser toolbar, drops support for Firefox 5
Google Labs isn't the only thing winding down in Mountain View, it seems Google's Firefox toolbar is also kaput. Citing exponential growth in the browser space, the outfit declared that the Google too...
08:29 am EDT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Engadget Droid Bionic's secrecy betrayed on Amazon, by simple dock listings
We had our hands on a raw version of the Droid Bionic way back at CES, but two listings on Amazon for desktop and car docking stations, uncovered by Android Central forum posters, may give the cleares...
07:35 am EDT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Engadget IBM rig doesn't look like much, scans 10 billion files in 43 minutes
Someone ought to gift these IBM researchers a better camera, because their latest General Parallel File System is a back-slapping 37 times faster than their last effort back in 2007. The rig combines...
06:22 am EDT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Engadget Wolfram launches open CDF format, adds visual pizzazz to charts and graphs
Amazon's Kindle DX and RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook were supposed to be the business world's answer to an on-the-go office. Turns out, PDFs viewed in e-ink or on a tethered slate don't offer much in the ...
04:52 am EDT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Engadget Nintendo Video app for the American 3DS appears with four videos in tow
After some will they / won't they drama, Nintendo snuck out its new Video app for the 3DS, giving owners of the handheld a little something to enjoy in 3D between gaming sessions. That said, we hope y...
03:49 am EDT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Engadget Libratone's AirPlay-enabled soundbars want to cozy up with your iOS wares
Been on the prowl for an audio solution with AirPlay to compliment your iDevice or Apple TV? Bid hello to Libratone's ultra-chic Lounge and Live soundbars. Last year, the company introduced its ey...
03:00 am EDT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Engadget Laser Pitch Detection system turns your axe into a luminous, latency-free MIDI machine (video)
Here's a fact you should remember about lasers: they make everything better. Even musical instruments. Anyone who has ever tried to use their trusty six-string as a MIDI controller knows the pain of t...
02:18 am EDT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Engadget New Mac mini gets iFixit teardown treatment, leaves space for 2nd hard drive
What do you do the day after an arsenal of new Apple products are announced? Why, take them apart as soon as you can get your hands on them, of course! Wouldn't ya know it, iFixit is at it again -...
01:20 am EDT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Engadget Nokia N9 arrives at FCC, opened up to see where all the MeeGo comes from
That most heavenly hunk of MeeGo, the Nokia N9, has passed through our government's most holy of hallways, delivering full external and internal photos to show us what's happening at every level. If y...
01:03 am EDT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Engadget Fluorescent nanosensor tattoo monitors glucose under the iPhone's glare
Unless you're a True Blood diehard, the idea of bleeding yourself intentionally shouldn't really seem all that appealing. So imagine how most diabetics feel when they're forced to prick their thumbs t...
12:01 am EDT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Engadget Apple tops Android in enterprise; little green robot still gunning for corner office
BlackBerry used to rule the boardroom, but over the past few years we've seen a steady uptick in the number of enterprise users switching to their OS of choice. So who's going to be the successor to t...
11:03 pm EDT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Engadget Nokia's N5 makes Symbian-powered procession through the FCC
There's something bittersweet about watching a Symbian phone march through the FCC knowing that Nokia is slowly thinning the herd. This particular model, the N5, made its requisite Mr. Blurrycam debut...
10:36 pm EDT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Engadget iFixit tears down new MacBook Air, beholds the miracle of backlighting
Warranties be damned, iFixit got its hands on the newly announced MacBook Air and immediately did its thing, digging into the super-thin laptop like a kid at Christmas. Not all that much to see from t...
10:02 pm EDT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Engadget AMD earnings continue to drop despite record CPU sales, GPU business loses $7 million
Poor AMD. While Chipzilla just keeps shattering its own earnings records, the little company that could from Sunnyvale is struggling to chug its way uphill. Its total revenue of $1.57 billion represen...
09:47 pm EDT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Engadget Nintendo Video's 3DS app plays coy, is is not launching in the US today
Is Nintendo Video launching in the US, or is it just coming soon? Someone over at the house that Mario built needs to make up their mind -- Reggie knuckle sandwich, anyone? The application was...
09:13 pm EDT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Engadget J.K. Rowling, Google to bring Pottermania to your e-reader
Having a hard time parting ways with a certain plucky, lightning-scarred orphan? J.K. Rowling feels your pain (as she counts her money) and has teamed up with Google to help you fall in love with ...
08:48 pm EDT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry PlayBook receives certification for US government use
The BlackBerry PlayBook may not have exactly won over consumers en masse, but it looks like RIM can now at least put a feather in its cap when it comes to one of its key customer bases: government age...
08:31 pm EDT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Engadget Apple: One million Lion downloads in first day
You told us a lot of you had already downloaded Lion, but now Apple's gone ahead and put any doubts about this $29.99 update's popularity to rest. A cool one million downloads of Lion have been regist...
08:30 pm EDT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Podcast, live at 5:00PM ET!
Things are a little more manageable this week, after last week's Partycast. This time out, Tim and Brian are joined once again by Dana Wollman, who will recount her McDonald's drive-thru experiences f...
08:20 pm EDT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Engadget Microsoft Q4 FY11: revenue, earnings, and profits all up, beating expectations
The news wasn't so good for Nokia this morning, but its new bedmate is in much, much better shape. Microsoft's Q4 earnings for the 2011 fiscal year have been posted, showing revenue of $17.37 billion ...
08:02 pm EDT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Engadget 2degrees users overloaded with random late-night texts -- the alcohol apparently not to blame
When we send out an embarrassing text message at 2am, at least we can -- in the words of Jaime Foxx -- blame it on the a-a-a-a-a-alcohol. Unfortunately for New Zealand mobile carrier 2degrees, pinning...
07:38 pm EDT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile makes HTC Wildfire S official, available August 3rd for $80
True to earlier reports, the HTC Wildfire S finally has a home at T-Mobile. The carrier-phone relationship was formalized today as the magenta-colored mobile provider announced its availability on Aug...
07:14 pm EDT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Engadget KDDI's Mi-Look watches your elderly parents, treats them like prisoners (video)
KDDI's looking out for Japan's elderly, or putting them under house arrest -- it's hard to tell which. Hitting stores this September in the land of human-assistive tech, the Kyocera designed Mi-Look i...
06:41 pm EDT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Engadget Netflix patch arrives for rooted Asus Transformers, it's okay to be happy
If you've seen this handsome screen on your Asus Transformer, it means you've finally managed to root it. Congratulations. And yet, it's all so... anticlimactic. What was the point of it? In fact,...
06:23 pm EDT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Engadget Microsoft reveals Droid-themed Xbox 360 bundle for Star Wars Kinect
Yes, that's an R2-D2-themed Xbox 360 and accompanying gold C-3PO controller, which are both part of a new Star Wars Kinect bundle that Microsoft officially announced at Comic-Con today. Also included ...
06:05 pm EDT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Engadget Poll: Did you download Mac OS X Lion (10.7)?
Apple confirmed Lion's big day during the company's Q3 earnings call this week, and Mac OS 10.7 hit the App Store right on schedule yesterday morning, allowing us to give Snow Leopard the boot and mak...
05:44 pm EDT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Engadget Apple outpaces Nokia in global smartphone shipments
Today's "clearly disappointing" news from Nokia just got even more clear in its disappointment. As touched on during an earnings call this morning, the Finnish handset manufacturer's smartphone shipme...
05:07 pm EDT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Engadget Eliza is a doe-eyed, graceful dancing machine, lacks maniacal quality on the floor (video)
Unlike the last batch of bots we've seen, Eliza is actually quite graceful. The cartoonish humanoid got its start as a guide, shuttling people around shopping malls and the Guangzhou Asian Games 2010 ...
04:46 pm EDT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Engadget Dell quietly pulls the Streak to perform an update, might bring it back next month?
What Dell can give, it can taketh away. That's the story with the Streak, which has quietly vanished from retail as well as the outfit's online storefront. We first got wind of this when a tipster wro...
04:00 pm EDT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Engadget Motorola Droid 3 review
The third installment of a trilogy is typically the most satisfying. The Empire Falls, Frodo destroys the ring, Cinderella goes back in time. (Okay, that's a stretch.) Our protagonist in this tale is ...
03:42 pm EDT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Engadget Verizon flips the switch on 28 new LTE markets, Louisville Sluggers now available with 4G
3G wireless is now less a privilege than a right, and and with any luck our 4G networks will be similarly self-evident soon. Verizon is doing its part, flipping the switch on 28 new LTE markets today....
03:15 pm EDT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Engadget AT&T Nexus S coming to Best Buy July 24th, available for $100 with contract
The Samsung Nexus S has been available with AT&T-compatible 3G bands for quite some time, but not everyone's keen on shelling out $600 for getting some NFC goodness and Rethinking Possible at the ...
02:53 pm EDT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Engadget Researchers use graphene to draw energy from flowing water, self-powered micro-robots to follow?
What can't graphene do? The wonder material's been at the heart of a stunning number of technological breakthroughs of late, and now it's adding oil exploration to its long list of achievements. A...
02:28 pm EDT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Engadget Samsung's ultralight N100 delivers Atom-powered MeeGo to the Indian masses
MeeGo machines are a little hard to come by here in the states, but our friends in the Indian subcontinent are getting some cartoony Linux love from the fine folks at Samsung. The company's new N100 n...
01:52 pm EDT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Engadget Acer buys iGware, makes a $320 million bet on the cloud
There's no question that cloud computing has hit the mainstream -- even the US federal government, which isn't typically a front-runner when it comes to tech adoption, has taken the plunge. Now, Taiwa...
01:21 pm EDT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Engadget Mystery Lenovo Tablet tries to sneak through the FCC, 7-inch IdeaPad on the way?
Tell Sally Kimball to grab her bike, looks like we're gonna have to leave Idaville to solve this mystery. What appears to be a brand new tablet from the fine folks at Lenovo just tried to sneak its wa...
01:03 pm EDT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Engadget AT&T 'confident' T-Mobile deal to close in Q1 2012
AT&T this morning offered up some earnings tidbits, and there's some good news in there for the iPhone-wielding mobile network. In its best-ever second quarter for smartphone sales, the company mo...
12:41 pm EDT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Engadget Peek calls own internet-only devices 'collector's items,' heads to India with the cloud
Nokia? Samsung? LG? Those jokers are all 'old world' has-beens. The future -- according to Peek's latest email campaign -- is Indian featurephones. Well, at least MicroMax's latest, the Q8...
12:09 pm EDT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Engadget Sony's A77 continues to tease, brings A65 and NEX-7 along for the ride
Still waiting for August? Don't fret, the Sony rumor mills are still a churnin'. We begin with another official-looking leak of the oft-teased A77 -- this time accompanied by its bodacious portrai...
11:36 am EDT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Engadget SwiftKey X keyboard app is free today on Amazon, be swift or pay $3.99
After plenty of hands-on time with SwiftKey X, we reckon it's probably the best virtual keyboard you can get for Android phones. And, for the next 21 hours or so, it's even better than that -- because...
10:52 am EDT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Engadget Nokia Q2 2011: operating profit down 44 percent since Q1, challenges prove 'greater than expected'
With Nokia still yet to fully dive in to the Windows Phone swimming hole, you had to know it was going to be another ugly quarter's worth of results. And it is. The company just posted its Q2 2011 num...
10:52 am EDT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Engadget Nokia Q2 2011: 'clearly disappointing' results as challenges prove 'greater than expected'
With Nokia still yet to fully dive in to the Windows Phone swimming hole, you had to know it was going to be another ugly quarter's worth of results. And it is. The company just posted its Q2 2011 num...
10:00 am EDT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Engadget Space Shuttle Atlantis touches down in Florida, won't be going back up again
You already know how we feel about the Space Shuttle program coming to a close, but of course that was just a little premature. Now it's all done except for the mothballing, with the Atlantis touching...
09:04 am EDT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Engadget Rogers listens, bumps data caps, lets you stream a few extra Netflix movies a month
Rogers hasn't exactly made a lot of fans with the rather draconian caps on its cable modem service. But the company wants you to know, it has heard your complaints and doesn't want to cut you off from...
07:41 am EDT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Engadget Dell Venue Pro firmware update silences WiFi woes
We wouldn't say it was delivered with lightning speed, but Dell's firmware update for the Venue Pro is at least on schedule. The outfit's Lionel Menchaca tweeted that the refresh, which brings a fix f...
07:41 am EDT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Engadget Dell Venue Pro firmware update silences WiFi woes (update: delayed)
We wouldn't say it was delivered with lightning speed, but Dell's firmware update for the Venue Pro is at least on schedule. The outfit's Lionel Menchaca tweeted that the refresh, which brings a fix f...
06:09 am EDT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Engadget Google 'winding down' Labs, likely due to meddling older sister
Google Labs, that breeding ground for the wacky, sublime, and sometimes useful experiments that Mountain View's scooter-loving employees are so fond of, is getting ready to "wind down." The software g...
05:00 am EDT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Engadget Panasonic reveals Lumix FZ47 superzoom, lets you shoot 1080i video with full manual control
Sure, these days nearly all digital cameras can shoot video, but only a small handful give you the power to manually select aperture and shutter speed while doing so. The Lumix FZ47 is Panasonic's lat...
04:24 am EDT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Engadget Nissan expands Leaf's US availibility, makes seat warmers standard
Hey Leaf owners -- that's right, all 4,000 of you -- it looks like Nissan took your complaints feedback to heart and is making a few standard additions its EV auto line. Prospective owners of the yet-...
04:24 am EDT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Engadget Nissan expands Leaf's US availability, makes seat warmers standard
Hey Leaf owners -- that's right, all 4,000 of you -- it looks like Nissan took your complaints feedback to heart and is making a few standard additions its EV auto line. Prospective owners of the yet-...
03:33 am EDT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Engadget Verizon's Xperia Play now on sale for $100, Crash Bandicoot spins in celebration
Getting your PlayStation-certified gaming fix on just got 50 percent cheaper. Verizon's cut the price of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play in half on its website, selling for $100 with contract only four ...
02:38 am EDT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Engadget GE's new holographic storage burns 500GB discs at the speed of a Blu-ray
Holographic disc storage may not have worked out so well for InPhase, but the folks at General Electric are still trying to make HVD work. Their latest breakthrough, shown off today at an IEEE symposi...
01:40 am EDT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Engadget US federal government to close 800 data centers, walk into the cloud
Sure, it's been just a few months since the National Security Agency asked for a $900 million supercomputing complex - you know, to help out with all that internet wiretapping. But concern about defic...
12:29 am EDT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Engadget MIT's Backtalk project art exhibit traces the unseen life of discarded gadgets
Sooner or later, the device you're reading this on will either be sold, donated, recycled or otherwise disposed of; and unless you're particularly nostalgic about old gadgets like us, you likely won't...
11:46 pm EDT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Engadget Western Digital now shipping 2.5-inch 1TB Scorpio Blue HDD in standard height
Be still, our hearts! Could it be? One thousand twenty-four gigabytes of spinning Scorpio Blue fixed disk finally sized for standard height? If you'll recall, the line of laptop-oriented HDDs ...
11:01 pm EDT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Engadget Hitachi announces high-res 4.5-inch IPS display for smartphones with improved glasses-free 3D
There's still no word as to when it might actually land in some phones, but it looks like glasses-free 3D could soon see some improvements courtesy of Hitachi's latest 4.5-inch IPS display. Not only d...
10:46 pm EDT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Engadget Netflix app on Android updated to work on 24 models including Galaxy S, Droid 3 (Update: tablets too!)
The number of Android devices officially compatible with the Netflix streaming app has more than doubled in v2.3, growing from 9 to 24. Last night the description was updated with a new list of device...
09:50 pm EDT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Engadget Apple OS X Lion (10.7) review
Never one to shy away from dramatic hyperbole, Steve Jobs declared ours a "post-PC world" about this time last year, acknowledging a move away from personal computers as smartphones and tablets become...
09:25 pm EDT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Engadget Intel delivers record earnings yet again in Q2 -- let the boardroom bragging begin
We know, you've heard it all before, but the chip maker's once again reporting record revenues, reaching a whopping $13.1 billion in Q2 2011. If you're keeping track, that's up $2.3 billion, or 22 per...
08:59 pm EDT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Engadget Word cloud hack connects to your TV, closed captioning provided by Arduino (video)
Ever get the feeling that those TV talking heads are caught in an endless loop of mind-assaulting rhetoric? Now you can prove it with the aid of a trusty Arduino and an instantly updating word clo...
08:26 pm EDT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Engadget Galaxy S II expected to land in the US next month, someday, somewhere
Ever since it first peeked its sizable Super AMOLED face out from behind the curtain, anticipation for the Galaxy S II has been tough to tamp down. As the months have worn on though, Americans have si...
08:02 pm EDT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Engadget Mad Catz gears up for Gears of War with branded audio gear... gear.
When Gears of War 3 lands in September you'll be able to pick yourself up a special edition Xbox 360. If you've already got an Xbox though, you don't have to skip out on the branded accessories game c...
07:18 pm EDT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Engadget Olivetti's Olipad 110 and 70 tablets stop by Brazil, say ciao (video)
Olivetti's no carioca. It's a bonafide Italiano electronics company, but that didn't stop its latest round of tablets from making an appearance south of the equator. Shown off at the 2011 Eletrolarsho...
06:35 pm EDT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Engadget Netflix app on Android updated to work on 24 models including Galaxy S, Droid 3
The number of Android devices officially compatible with the Netflix streaming app has more than doubled in v1.3, growing from 9 to 24. Last night the description was updated with a new list of device...
05:38 pm EDT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Engadget iTunes and iWork updated for Lion, add full-screen support, and resume
What good is an OS update without some software that can take full advantage of all its fancy new features? Naturally, Apple's got your back, and today you'll be getting some spiffy new versions o...
04:56 pm EDT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Engadget Cakes of nanotubes may measure terahertz laser power, not years wasted
Terahertz lasers sure are awesome but, there's one big problem, we have no reliable way of measuring their power -- a pretty important piece of data to have before you start bombarding people with the...
04:28 pm EDT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Engadget Amazon Prime Instant Video is adding CBS TV shows, including all of Star Trek
Looking for a Netflix alternative once the price for streaming and discs combined jumps in September? Amazon Prime Instant Video is becoming an increasingly appealing option, especially now that i...
04:05 pm EDT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Engadget OLPC XO-3 cases may sport solar panels, satellite internet, grant three wishes
We'll give Nicholas Negroponte one thing, he's nothing if not ambitious. The OLPC founder always has some pie-in-the-sky vision for the XO line of child-centric computers, including dual-screens and h...
03:30 pm EDT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Engadget Tango brings video calling to desktop PCs -- giant baby head not included
Back when we first laid eyes on Tango, the startup was sticking strictly to mobile, serving up free video calls over 3G, 4G, and WiFi to both iOS and Android devices (with front-facing cameras, of cou...
03:01 pm EDT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Engadget Chromium OS running on a MacBook Air: somewhere, a mad scientist cackles in the night
Does it hurt your brain to look at the picture above? That'd be Chromium OS -- running on a MacBook Air! Pretty much the definition of "worlds colliding," this feat is brought to you by Hexxeh, wh...
02:35 pm EDT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Engadget HP Movie Store arrives on the TouchPad, cup-holder accessory to follow?
HP had us slightly worried at the crude-looking beta release of the Play music platform, but its new Movie Store app for TouchPad owners looks reassuringly polished and gleaming. The Roxio-powered ser...
02:07 pm EDT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Engadget Google doodle marks birthday of the pea meister, Gregor Mendel
Once in a while we see a Google doodle we just have to cover. This one marks the 189th birthday of Gregor Mendel, the father of genetics, whose vital discoveries about inheritance patterns in pea plan...
01:38 pm EDT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Engadget Gingerbread heads to T-Mobile myTouch 4G starting today, won't stop anytime soon
Looking to spice up your myTouch 4G? Don't move a muscle. Starting today, T-Mobile will begin taking Gingerbread out of the oven, so to speak, for a limited number of users, with the the majority ...
01:04 pm EDT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Engadget The MacBook drops from Apple's Store (update: confirmed)
What's wrong with this picture? Looks like Apple may have dropped one important product from its store during today's new product rush. It seems as if there may indeed be some meat to those recent...
12:59 pm EDT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Engadget Apple rolls out 27-inch Thunderbolt display with FaceTime HD camera, built-in speakers
In search of "the ultimate docking station" for your Mac notebook? Look no further than the new Thunderbolt display, a single 27-inch model packing a 2560 x 1440 res 16:9 IPS display, one of Apple...
12:45 pm EDT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Engadget Apple updates Mac mini: Core i5 and i7, Thunderbolt, AMD Radeon HD
Need a miniature desktop to match that petite MacBook Air that Apple just refreshed? Well, there's a Mac for that. The new Mac mini packs an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, Thunderbolt, AMD Radeon ...
12:45 pm EDT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Engadget Apple updates Mac mini: Core i5 and i7, Thunderbolt, AMD Radeon HD, no SuperDrive
Need a miniature desktop to match that petite MacBook Air that Apple just refreshed? Well, there's a Mac for that. The new Mac mini packs an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, Thunderbolt, AMD Radeon ...
12:41 pm EDT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Engadget Apple refreshes MacBook Air with Sandy Bridge, Thunderbolt, and backlit keyboards
They say Apple updates its products like clockwork, releasing something new at the same time in the same place every year. Not so with MacBook Airs anyway. The outfit's gone and freshened up its 13-in...
12:38 pm EDT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Engadget Apple Mac OS X Lion available now in the App Store
For 'developers' willing to shell out $99 for an annual membership in Apple's group of Mac OS app creators, Lion is old news already. But the rest of you can finally download Apple's latest operating ...
12:00 pm EDT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Engadget Sony Alpha NEX-C3 review
Traditionally known as DSLRs, interchangeable lens cameras (ILC) have always promised excellent image quality, speed, and versatility. But their enormous size and weight, lofty price tags, and intimid...
11:35 am EDT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Engadget Isis adds Visa, MasterCard, American Express to mobile payment lineup
Isis hasn't shown us much more than a logo and a black and white rendering of its NFC-powered mobile payment system, but the outfit proved today that it has all of its ducks -- or, rather, major credi...
10:47 am EDT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile unveils flexible new Value plans: unlimited talk, text, and or data for any device
We'll give T-Mobile credit, it isn't afraid to shake things up to try to gain ground on Big Red and Ma Bell in the cellular arms race. Mere months after rolling out new prepaid options for its custome...
10:03 am EDT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Engadget Saitek flight gear replicates Cessna 172 Skyhawk, lets you simulate lazy Sunday flyovers
Sure, some flight-sim junkies want to imagine themselves dogfighting with an F-16, afterburners screaming as they climb into the sky. But for virtual pilots less interested in white-knuckle air warfar...
09:33 am EDT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Engadget Apple store goes down, all is quiet before the Lion roars
And so it begins. The Apple Store has been taken down for updating and it probably won't reappear until it's rocking the hotly awaited $30 Mac OS 10.7 upgrade. We'll have a full review of Lion later i...
08:32 am EDT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Engadget Klipsch's AirPlay-enabled Gallery G-17 Air pleases ears sans cords for $530
No, that's not some oversized Kinect KIRF. What you're looking at is Klipsch's latest soundbar, the Gallery G-17 Air. Seem familiar? If you'll recall, back at CES it was known as the Gallery Studi...
08:32 am EDT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Engadget Klipsch's AirPlay-enabled Gallery G-17 Air soundbar pleases ears sans cords for $530
No, that's not some oversized Kinect KIRF. What you're looking at is Klipsch's latest soundbar, the Gallery G-17 Air. Seem familiar? If you'll recall, back at CES it was known as the Gallery Studi...
08:04 am EDT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Engadget The ultimate KIRF: fake Apple Store spotted in China
This Apple Store looks so real we still can't quite believe it isn't. The KIRF-ers have excelled themselves this time: mimicking or at least reinventing everything from the Brave New World posters dow...
07:00 am EDT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Engadget Viber's free, no-registration 3G VoIP app officially launches on Android
Hey there, friends. Do you have the voice-calling blues, wishing for a better way to talk to your friends -- without using your minutes? Consider Viber, a free VoIP app that launched for the iPhon...
07:00 am EDT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Engadget Sonos Play:3 compact streaming media Hi-Fi gets official for $299, we go ears-on
Chances are you've already seen the Sonos Play:3 thanks to the leaktacular thing we call the internet. Now the tiny streaming Hi-Fi system is official and ready to start beaming that shiny new Spotify...
06:16 am EDT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Engadget Contour brings viewfinder app to Android, goes with you where we won't
What do extreme sports, helmet cams, and little green robots have in common? Not much before today, but Contour's gone and changed all that by releasing an Android version of its iOS app -- you kn...
04:46 am EDT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Engadget Viliv, UMPC and MID proponent, reportedly exiting the ultramobile game
Last we heard from Viliv, one of the OGs of the MID and UMPC world, it was throwing its hat in the tablet arena with a pair of Android slates and a Wintel slab at CES. Now, rumor has it, the company i...
04:02 am EDT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Engadget Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet and Keyboard Folio case hands-on (video)
Two Lenovo tablets in the same evening? Nah, it's not the midsummer sun melting your cerebrum, but the same result just might happen after you ingest this one. True to rumors, the ThinkPad Tablet ...
04:01 am EDT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Engadget Lenovo intros 10.1-inch IdeaPad Tablet P1 with Windows 7, should've waited for Windows 8
We know, we know -- Windows 8 isn't splashing down on consumer devices for a good long while, but seriously, how's a boy to get excited about something that's already old hat? And moreover, someth...
04:01 am EDT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Engadget Netflix to stream natively from HDMI-equipped tablets (updated)
You read that correctly -- Netflix streaming is about to get really real on impending Honeycomb tablets. One of the nuggets that makes Lenovo's newly unveiled IdeaPad K1 so special is the internal DRM...
04:01 am EDT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Engadget Lenovo's Android 3.1-powered IdeaPad K1 tablet hands-on (video)
Is the next major Honeycomb tablet play seriously coming from Lenovo? Sure looks it, as the company has just taken the (final) wraps of its IdeaPad K1. For all intents and purposes, the K1 is a Le...
03:16 am EDT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Engadget Roku 2 HD, XD, and XS officially launch: same price, smaller size and Angry Birds
Roku has gone from a barely known streaming media box manufacturer to a retail darling in a remarkably short amount of time (the last hardware revamp launched less than a year ago) and it's back with ...
02:44 am EDT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Engadget ChevronWP7 Labs to unlock your Windows Phone 7 handset for $9, hackers not welcome
Need a little extra unlocked WP7 incentive to keep you from buying those oh-so-distracting iOS and Android devices? Well, that official homebrew love is going to cost you -- $9 to be exact. We alr...
01:38 am EDT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Engadget Sprint's Fared Adib: we made a conscious decision to scale back bloatware on smartphones
If you've ever wondered what companies take your advice (read: complaints) to heart, here's yet another one that is: Sprint. Recently, HTC received oodles of praise from a minuscule-but-passionate gro...
01:32 am EDT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Engadget Hands-on with the Star Wars Blu-ray: Early Access iOS app
We know, we know. You're fit to be tied waiting for the complete Star Wars collection to be released on Blu-ray in September, but there's good news for impatient iPad owners here in the US. You see, s...
11:43 pm EDT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Engadget Baidu Browser tips hat to old Steve Jobs' quote, steals Chrome's special sauce
Could this be a case of Baidu's browser in Chrome's clothing? The Wall Street Journal seems to think so and the Chinese company isn't exactly dismissing the KIRF claims. Announced back in April, t...
11:43 pm EDT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Engadget Baidu Browser tips hat to old Steve Jobs quote, copies Chrome's special sauce
Could this be a case of Baidu's browser in Chrome's clothing? The Wall Street Journal seems to think so and the Chinese company isn't exactly dismissing the KIRF claims. Announced back in April, t...
10:52 pm EDT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Engadget Modder attaches PS3 controller to VAIO UX UMPC, forgoes PlayStation Certification
Sony's VAIO UX UMPC may have been a bit of a tough sell at $2,500 back in its heyday, but those still hanging onto one (or able to find one cheap) do now at least now have plenty of mods to consider i...
09:59 pm EDT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Engadget Dan Hesse: Sprint's not following Virgin's tiered data movement, but 'nothing is guaranteed forever'
Without a doubt, it's the 800 pound gorilla in the carrier realm: will Sprint follow AT&T, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless down the woeful tiered data route, laced with pain, confusion and gener...
09:11 pm EDT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Engadget Apple: Mac OS X Lion to hit the App Store tomorrow
Well it looks like the cat's finally out of the bag virtual box. Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer just confirmed during today's earnings call that Mac OS 10.7 is due to hit the Mac App Store tomorrow, maki...
08:52 pm EDT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Engadget Sprint's Dan Hesse: significant 4G plans to be announced this fall
We're here at Sprint's monolithic campus in Overland Park, and part of our day was spent speaking directly with CEO Dan Hesse. Amongst other things, the bigwig confessed that it had been awhile since ...
08:33 pm EDT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Engadget Apple's Q3 earnings exceed estimates: $28.57 billion revenue, $7.31 billion profit, 20 million iPhones sold
If you've been waiting for Apple's earnings to come in shy of analyst estimates, you're about to be disappointed yet again. Cupertino just reported its best quarter ever, with earnings of $7.79 per sh...
08:10 pm EDT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Engadget LaCie's Rugged Mini is rugged, also mini (video)
Got a knack for all things rugged, rubberized and orange? Then you're undoubtedly familiar with LaCie's robust line of drives, which the firm's been pandering to abusive storage lovers since 2008....
07:35 pm EDT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Engadget University of Birmingham researchers develop antibacterial stainless steel, mysophobes clap from within their bubbles
Answering the call of germphobes and their Stepford ladies-in-waiting everywhere, researchers at the University of Birmingham have devised a silver-infused technique of warding off unwanted bacteria. ...
07:01 pm EDT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Engadget Microsoft Explorer Touch Mouse coming in September for $49.95
It's already been rather unceremoniously leaked, but now the Microsoft Explorer Touch Mouse is all sorts official. Granted, it's kinda tough to get excited about a mouse, but Redmond's latest point...
06:00 pm EDT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Engadget iRiver Story HD review
When it was unveiled back in January, the Story HD, iRiver's first entry into the US e-reader market, boasted all manner of exciting technologies, including an "HD" display and a souped-up (in e-reade...
05:33 pm EDT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Engadget Sony's latest tablet teaser plunges deeper into the rabbit hole, still tells us nothing
Ready for yet another S1 / S2 teaser video that tells you more about the marketing team's potential extra-curricular indulgences and absolutely nothing new about the tablets? Well, drop those tabs...
05:07 pm EDT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Engadget Samsung camera patent application adds simulated depth-of-field to point-and-clicks
High-end DSLRs are pricey and a tad complicated for the everyday user, but that doesn't stop most folks from wanting to take professional-looking shots of their own. Enter Samsung with a patent applic...
04:36 pm EDT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Engadget CE-Oh no he didn't!: Google's Eric Schmidt says competitors are 'responding with lawsuits' instead of innovation
Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt may have primarily been at Google's Mobile Revolution conference in Tokyo to talk about the company's ambitious goals for Asia, but it turns out he was also quite ready...
04:00 pm EDT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo review
Not every smartphone needs to be a Samsung Galaxy S II. There's plenty of room in the market for a reliable workhorse that delivers smooth productivity and media without maxing out your credit limit. ...
03:59 pm EDT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Engadget Google+ app for iPhone now available
Google promised that iPhone users would soon be getting a Google+ app of their own, and it's now here. Not surprisingly, it looks a lot like the Android app, including views of your main stream a...
03:02 pm EDT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry PlayBook update brings zip extraction, more storage options for attachments
RIM sure is working fast to bring its 500,000-strong BlackBerry Playbooks up to functional par. The tablet's been on the market for three short months and is already set to receive its fourth software...
03:02 pm EDT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry PlayBook update brings zip extraction, more storage options for attachments (updated)
RIM sure is working fast to bring its 500,000-strong BlackBerry Playbooks up to functional par. The tablet's been on the market for three short months and is already set to receive its fourth software...
02:31 pm EDT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Engadget Fujitsu wants to push out location-based apps, pull them back again
Maybe, just maybe, this wireless technology in development at Fujitsu makes some sense. When you walk within range of an NFC sensor or GPS coordinate, the cloud-based system takes the liberty of pushi...
01:59 pm EDT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericcson Xperia Pro slides through the FCC, gets turned inside out
It's been a long road for the Xperia Pro, but the little sliding QWERTY phone from Sony Ericsson finally appears to be nearing release. After getting manhandled, posing for a few glamor shots, and goi...
01:59 pm EDT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro slides through the FCC, gets turned inside out
It's been a long road for the Xperia Pro, but the little sliding QWERTY phone from Sony Ericsson finally appears to be nearing release. After getting manhandled, posing for a few glamor shots, and goi...
01:30 pm EDT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Engadget CM Storm Sirus gaming headset hands-on
CM Storm -- Cooler Master's gaming-centric spinoff -- is best known for PC cases, precision mouse-pads, and PC gaming mice with catchy names like "Inferno," and "Sentinel." There's more to PC games th...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Engadget Turtle Beach unveils limited edition Modern Warfare 3 headsets, Simon Riley would've approved
Listen up, soldier. Engadget HQ was dismayed when lieutenant Simon "Ghost" Riley -- along with his skull balaclava and mondo communications headset -- saw an arguably unjust demise in Modern Warfare 2...
12:32 pm EDT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Engadget China's Baidu licenses music from major US record labels for streaming and downloads
In a move suggesting they might be ready to accept the realities of the internet era, major US record labels have reached a deal with Chinese search engine company Baidu. The agreement between the sea...
12:00 pm EDT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Engadget Victorinox Swiss Army Slim, Slim Duo USB drives begin shipping, won't get you into trouble with the TSA
For frequent business travelers, the days of carrying around a Swiss Army knife on your keychain were gone even before the TSA was born. Well, that familiar pocket multi-tool is back, in the form of V...
11:28 am EDT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Engadget Samsung pulls controversial Anymode Smart Case, says it never received certification
The Anymode Smart Case for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 may bear a suspicious resemblance to Apple's iPad 2 Smart Cover, but Samsung insists it had absolutely nothing to do with it. In a blog post published to...
10:45 am EDT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Engadget OnStar FMV available at Best Buy July 24th for $300
Perhaps you recall hearing, back at CES, about GM's aftermarket mirror that would make the OnStar service available to most cars, including those from its most hated rival in Dearborn. No? Don't w...
09:40 am EDT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Engadget ITC patent ruling against Apple will stand, Kodak nods approvingly
July is shaping up to be a pretty good month for Kodak. Just a few weeks after granting the camera-maker a second wind in its ongoing patent battle against Apple and RIM, the ITC has issued yet anothe...
08:34 am EDT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Engadget Toshiba acknowledges Thrive's sleep addiction, fix apparently in the works
Has your Thrive been acting more like sleeping beauty, and less like the tablet you paid for? Before embarking on a mythical tale, whereupon you eventually find its more charming compatriot, know ...
07:30 am EDT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Engadget Nokia 'Sea Ray' WP7 handset revealed on a factory floor? (Video)
Stephen Elop himself spilled the beans about Nokia's first WP7 handset, codenamed Sea Ray, when he told a large live audience and some whirring video cameras that he wanted the phone to be kept "super...
07:03 am EDT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Engadget Six Fisker Karmas roll off the production line, coming soon to a city near you
It's been months since the first Fisker Karma came forth from the factory, and in the time since, the sleek saloon's production timeline experienced a delay or two along the way. Yet, here we are, and...
06:07 am EDT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Engadget Sony London Studio chief talks 3D lessons, promises VR headsets
Haven't settled in to 3D PS3 gaming just yet? Too bad because Sony's ready to leapfrog that industry buzzword with another once-vaunted, immersive tech of yore -- virtual reality. Announced ahead ...
03:55 am EDT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Engadget Verizon's Galaxy Tab 10.1 may pack Micro SIMs, force Charge owners to break out the scissors
There were some mumblings that T-Mobile's OG Galaxy Tab would come packing a Micro SIM, but that rumor never came to pass. Now a similar tale is being spun about Verizon's LTE-sporting Galaxy Tab 10.1...
02:05 am EDT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Engadget Star Wars Blu-ray extras revealed early by iOS app launching at Comic-Con
We're still a few months away from the Star Wars movies release on Blu-ray, but dedicated fans can get a preview of the set this week in the Early Access app for iOS. Set to debut in time for Comic-Co...
01:01 am EDT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Engadget Arduino-based GVS1 video sampler is like a DIY MPC for pixelated clips
Sweet merciful tech gods do we love the Arduino. Seriously, it seems there's almost nothing this little MCU can't do. The latest arrow in its quiver of awesomeness is this little sampler, called the G...
11:51 pm EDT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Engadget Acer debuts WiDi-equipped Aspire 5755 laptop
Intent on buying a new Acer laptop but not satisfied with the just-announced TravelMate 8481 thin-and-light? Then perhaps you'll find the company's new and slightly larger Aspire 5755 model more t...
10:35 pm EDT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Engadget Anymode's Galaxy Tab 10.1 case cops Apple's fashion sense
What's the difference between a case and a cover? The Korean company Anymode is provoking just that question with a Galaxy Tab 10.1 case (cover?) that looks awfully familiar. The Smart Case, a...
10:35 pm EDT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Engadget Anymode's Galaxy Tab 10.1 case cops Apple's fashion sense (updated)
What's the difference between a case and a cover? The Korean company Anymode is provoking just that question with a Galaxy Tab 10.1 case (cover?) that looks awfully familiar. The Smart Case, a...
09:32 pm EDT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Engadget Make's Redpark Breakout Pack lets you build iOS apps with Arduino assistance
In the mood for some homebrew iOS app-building fun? Well, Make's got a kit just for you that bundles the Redpark Serial Cable for iOS with an RS232-to-TTL board and the 60 plus component Minitroni...
08:22 pm EDT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Engadget Robot band covers Marilyn Manson, renders sullen teenagers obsolete (video)
Sure, we've seen robot bands before. But even when insecure and egotistical, they never quite capture the youthful disaffection we want from our mechanical pop stars. Until now. End of Life is a robot...
07:20 pm EDT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Engadget Droid 3 disassembled by iFixit Jawas
It's time for the squeamish to avert their eyes. The latest entry in Motorola's popular Droid line has taken a trip to internet Tatooine, getting the classic teardown treatment from the folks at iFixi...
06:31 pm EDT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Engadget It's official: Motorola Titanium coming to Sprint July 24th, mil-spec Eclair can be yours for $150
The Motorola Titanium has certainly made itself no stranger to us, as it was officially announced by Sprint all the way back in May. At the time, no pricing or availability dates were known, so we wer...
05:31 pm EDT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Engadget HTC's Puccini tablet passes through the FCC, has AT&T written all over it
Remember that HTC 10-inch Puccini tablet we spotted in May? It just passed through the FCC's gates with the model number PG09410 and from the looks of things, is headed straight for AT&T's net...
05:24 pm EDT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Engadget Suzuki unveils Every electric van, bead curtains sold separately
Just when you thought the electric van couldn't get any more stylish, Suzuki went out and raised the bar even higher, with its Every van -- a prototype plug-in that has state felony written all over i...
05:00 pm EDT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Engadget Poll: Spotify is finally available in the US. Now what?
We waited and we waited and we waited some more, and now Spotify has finally arrived in the US. As announced earlier, the popular European music streaming service will offer up the free version that h...
05:00 pm EDT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Engadget Poll: Spotify is finally available in the US. Now what? (update)
We waited and we waited and we waited some more, and now Spotify has finally arrived in the US. As announced earlier, the popular European music streaming service will offer up the free version that h...
04:46 pm EDT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Engadget There's a web browser hiding inside the iriver Story HD, but it's pretty shy
Looking for a way to surf the web on your new iriver Story HD? The Digital Reader's got you covered, with a nifty, albeit not totally satisfying hack. As it turns out, the Story HD's much-ballyhoo...
04:23 pm EDT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Engadget CNN starts streaming 24 hours of 'news' online and on your iPhone
Still trying to scratch that itch left by the slow fade out of the Casey Anthony drama? Well, good news kiddies, CNN is pointing its 24-hour news hose straight at your face over a little thing we ...
03:59 pm EDT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Engadget Nokia RM-670 swans through the FCC, gives us another 'Zeta' portrait to admire
We first saw the Nokia RM-670 (aka the N7 or 700 Zeta) in a batch of unflattering spy-shots, then in some leaked publicity poses, and now we also have an exquisite line drawing courtesy of the FCC. Su...
03:36 pm EDT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Engadget Amazon rolls out textbook rentals for Kindle, promises discounts up to 80 percent
Students can already save a few bucks by opting for a digital version of a textbook over a hardcover, and they can now save even more courtesy of Amazon if they aren't too intent on hanging onto the b...
03:11 pm EDT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Engadget Asus updates Xtion Pro motion sensor, makes it even more like Kinect
Remember the Xtion Pro and Wavi Xtion motion sensors that Asus showed off at CES? Well, fast-forward six months and there's already an updated model on the market: the Windows- and Linux-compatibl...
02:50 pm EDT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Engadget Motorola XT860 4G is the Droid 3's curling loving cousin for Bell
Looks like someone took the Droid 3, slapped a new name on it, and shipped it north to our friends in Canada, but added one neat twist -- it's now rocking an extra "G." Officially known as the XT860 4...
02:26 pm EDT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Engadget Human-derived gelatin spares the livestock, confuses vegans
Vegans are going to be super-conflicted by this one. Researchers at Beijing University's College of Life Science and Technology are pioneering a four-legged creature friendly method for cranking out t...
02:00 pm EDT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Show returns next Friday, July 25th -- win a ticket to the taping!
After a month-long slumber, the Engadget Show is back! We're taping in just over a week, on Monday, July 25th at 6:00pm! Tim Stevens and Brian Heater will be your guides through the world of all thing...
02:00 pm EDT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Show returns next Monday, July 25th -- win a ticket to the taping!
After a month-long slumber, the Engadget Show is back! We're taping in just over a week, on Monday, July 25th at 6:00pm! Tim Stevens and Brian Heater will be your guides through the world of all thing...
01:33 pm EDT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Engadget Grundig Digta 7 stakes claim as world's first Bluetooth dictation device, period, line break
Grundig reckons its customers still prefer "dictating with a professional dictation device," rather than merely "recording" themselves with a smartphone. Say what? Nevertheless, the company's new...
01:00 pm EDT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Engadget Ideum's MT-55 'Platform' multitouch table goes ultrathin, demands but $18,000
It's been a hot minute since we've heard from the fine folks at Ideum, but when the image above floated into our inbox... well, it's safe to say our interest was piqued. We last heard from these guys ...
12:35 pm EDT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Engadget Bomb-sniffing crystals may save us from nuclear Armageddon, tea leaves agree
Worried that a nuclear attack might wipe out all of American civilization? You needn't be, because the scientific community's crystal ball says crystal balls may save humanity. Last week, the Depa...
12:08 pm EDT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Engadget KDDI's mind-reading Android app monitors your brainstorms, or lack thereof... (video)
Ready for an epic brainwave dance-off between Jobs' Jets and Rubin's Sharks? Well, put down your shivs and get back to that alpha state because it's gonna take a little while. Developed by KDDI's ...
11:19 am EDT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Engadget Lego folding farm fights cancer, looks good doing it
Sure, this Lego monstrosity isn't as cute or agile as some other plastic brick creations we've seen, but can those works of snap-together art cure cancer? OK, this folding farm might not actually ...
10:31 am EDT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Engadget Archos G9 tablets priced: $300 and up, ship in September
If you're still waiting to pull the trigger on an Android 3.1 tab, decision day may be coming soon. Back in June, Archos revealed two G9 models: the 8-inch 80 and the 10-inch 101. Well... in case you ...
09:23 am EDT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Engadget Versetta iPad cases promise form and fashion, deliver something else
When we first got wind of Versetta's line of iPad-toting totes, we were immediately intrigued. Handbags and cases that deliver form and fashion you say? Well, we took the extra two seconds to scro...
08:12 am EDT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Engadget Sonos S3 Play:3 all-in-one speaker system pops up at Amazon for $300, gets yanked post-haste
Sonos has proven to be quite the tease in its handling of the Sonos S3 (or is it the Play:3?). The wireless all-in-one speaker system made its first clandestine appearance at the FCC earlier this ...
06:03 am EDT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Engadget Polyphonic Spree melds music video and Choose Your Own Adventure in new iOS app
Anxious to get your ears on new tunes from The Polyphonic Spree? Join the crowd. For those in possession of an iOS device, you can have a listen at the freshest of the fresh ("Bullseye"), while en...
04:00 am EDT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Engadget Want to write for Engadget? We're hiring in Tokyo, Japan!
Oh sure, you love gadgets -- but do you have the chops to write about them? We'd love to know if you think you do, because we're looking to actually pay humans to do this stuff. Professional writi...
03:36 am EDT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Engadget Roku 2 launch could be just around the corner
If the Roku 2 hardware spied passing through the FCC and lounging around a few beta tester's pads piqued your interest we have good news, it may be about to launch very soon. So far all we know is wha...
02:28 am EDT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Engadget How would you change Nokia's E7?
Hard to believe the last great Communicator was launched but a few months back, huh? In the time since, Nokia has bestowed upon us the first image of its forthcoming WP7 handset, rolled out the Me...
12:14 am EDT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Engadget Russia's RadioAstron telescope finally set to launch, blanket space with its radio eye
Considering all the space nostalgia we've been swimming in recently, it's somewhat appropriate that a Cold War-era telescope is gearing up to make its maiden voyage, after more than three decades of d...
10:54 pm EDT - Sun, July 17, 2011
Engadget Spotify teams up with Chevy to announce invites, not integration
Still waiting for that Spotify invite? If you're hip on getting some Chevy Sonic-colored spam, you can snag another ticket in the invitation raffle: the carmaker recently declared itself Spotify's...
10:19 pm EDT - Sun, July 17, 2011
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: solar-powered Supertrees, hydrogen racecars and LED-studded shoes
The hot summer sun sparked blazing advances in solar energy this week as Inhabitat reported that a crop of incredible solar-powered Supertrees sprouted at Singapore's Gardens by the Bay conservatory. ...
09:38 pm EDT - Sun, July 17, 2011
Engadget Switched On: The bedeviled bezel
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.One of the few homages that the Palm Pre paid to the Palm Pilot was the gesture area, a separate part of the display fa...
08:03 pm EDT - Sun, July 17, 2011
Engadget Orphiro's electric motorcycle: like a Harley, just not obnoxiously loud
It's certainly not the first electric motorcycle to (quietly) crisscross our desks, but the self-titled Orphiro is surely one of the classiest. Designed over in Holland as a wide-body alternative to p...
06:41 pm EDT - Sun, July 17, 2011
Engadget iUsers frees your iPad of monogamy, enables multiple user profiles
Share an iPad? A new tweak is on its way to that other app store that should make your life a little easier: user profiles for iOS. The mod, dubbed iUsers, adds a user login button to the iPad's l...
05:13 pm EDT - Sun, July 17, 2011
Engadget Singbox SV-606's MP3 milkshake brings the portable audio love to your yard
See that line up of multi-colored, chromatic doodads above? Those are not, in fact, a host of shiny USB-powered kazoos. Le sigh, we know -- maybe next time. What are they, then? Try the super ...
04:02 pm EDT - Sun, July 17, 2011
Engadget Toshiba Thrive experiencing sleep wake reboot issues?
Toshiba's Android-powered Thrive just started shipping to end users during the past couple of weeks, but already we're seeing an alarming amount of bug reports crop up over at the outfit's own site. S...
04:02 pm EDT - Sun, July 17, 2011
Engadget Toshiba Thrive experiencing sleep wake reboot issues? (updated)
Toshiba's Android-powered Thrive just started shipping to end users during the past couple of weeks, but already we're seeing an alarming amount of bug reports crop up over at the outfit's own site. S...
03:01 pm EDT - Sun, July 17, 2011
Engadget ViewSonic ViewPad 10Pro hits the FCC, feds don't mind its split personality
Who ever said multiple personality disorder was a bad thing? Certainly not ViewSonic, whose Oak Trail powered ViewPad 10Pro -- which does the dual OS dance with Windows 7 and virtualized Android 2...
02:08 pm EDT - Sun, July 17, 2011
Engadget Windows Phone 7 Connector now puts your Home Server in your hand
Ok, Windows Server Solutions Phone Connector doesn't exactly sound exciting but, if you're one of the few people out there rocking a Windows Home Server 2011 machine and a WP7 handset, you're probably...
01:04 pm EDT - Sun, July 17, 2011
Engadget Apple leaks Cinema Display refresh, teases dual-monitor Thunderbolt setup?
The cat Apple is out of the bag, apparently. Thanks to a leak on its website, there's evidence that Cupertino's readying a formal introduction of Thunderbolt to more devices. Keen eyes from MacRumors ...
10:34 am EDT - Sun, July 17, 2011
Engadget Acer TravelMate 8481 lands late August, 700 price tag in tow
Back in May, we caught a glimpse of Acer's TravelMate 8481, rocking an extra thin bezel and 13 hours of battery life for the road-weary sojourner. At the time, Acer was touting a mid-June launch, but ...
07:27 am EDT - Sun, July 17, 2011
Engadget Vitamin Water bus-stop ad lets devices juice-up before the commute
Battery running low during the rush-hour commute? Glacéau's Vitamin Water Energy Bus Shelter by Crispin Porter & Bogusky wants to help you get charged while you're waiting to board. The...
04:22 am EDT - Sun, July 17, 2011
Engadget Aquapulse heart rate monitor finally ships, misses out on Michael Phelps fervor
It's not often that a product takes two full years to go from announced to shipped, but such is the case with Finis' Aquapulse. For those who weren't exactly paying attention in April of 2009, the afo...
02:19 am EDT - Sun, July 17, 2011
Engadget Ask Engadget: best dumbphone on the market?
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 Jibben, who isn't exactly hip w...
01:02 am EDT - Sun, July 17, 2011
Engadget Alienware M14x review roundup: a lovely blend of poise and power
Know what happens when you split the difference between an M18x and an M11x? The M14x, of course! We managed a bit of hands-on time with Alienware's middleman back in April, and now the web at lar...
11:24 pm EDT - Sat, July 16, 2011
Engadget US Army runs smartphone trial, could see 'limited deployment' later this year
Sure, the US Army could continue to develop expensive proprietary gadgets for use in the field, or they could make the switch to (relatively) inexpensive off-the-shelf smartphones. It's a change that'...
10:01 pm EDT - Sat, July 16, 2011
Engadget Android trash can robot begs the question: 'Why are you hitting yourself?' (video)
We've seen robots that look like they've had one too many, but we're pretty sure this little guy needs to check into rehab. Despite its absolutely adorable appearance, this Android seems hell-bent on ...
08:51 pm EDT - Sat, July 16, 2011
Engadget Fujitsu to launch first Windows Phone Mango handset in... August?
Say it ain't so -- not only is a phone not delayed, it's actually planning to come out earlier than its quoted launch window? This particular miracle is the exception much more than the rule, but ...
07:44 pm EDT - Sat, July 16, 2011
Engadget Shaw Cable's Netflix competitor bypasses bandwidth caps on its way to the TV
While US residents seethe over increases in Netflix's pricing, our neighbors in Canada are upset by the competing Movie Club package Shaw Cable is offering. The $12 per month service offers unlimited ...
06:41 pm EDT - Sat, July 16, 2011
Engadget Orange UK offers daily 30MB for 3 roaming option for fee weary travelers
Oh Orange UK customers, you lucky dogs, your carrier is giving you a bit of a break as we enter globe-trotting season. No longer are you chained to absurd per-MB roaming charges or unecessary monthly ...
05:37 pm EDT - Sat, July 16, 2011
Engadget Light bulb efficiency passes through US House, incandescent bulbs flicker in celebration
Not like Congress has anything more pressing on its plate right now, but the suits on Capitol Hill have somehow found time to poke their noses in yet another minute aspect of our personal lives -- lig...
04:47 pm EDT - Sat, July 16, 2011
Engadget Pandora Radio's HTML5 redesign hands-on
Earlier this week, Pandora announced that it would finally be dropping its longtime support for Flash in favor of HTML5. The move is one piece of a big redesign for the site, one which will begin roll...
03:33 pm EDT - Sat, July 16, 2011
Engadget HP TouchPad goes on sale in the UK, starts at 399 for 16GB WiFi model
Here's an interesting titbit: HP's TouchPad has already begun to ship to speciality shops in the land of untamed energy usage and a holier-than-thou attitude, but for the pernickety among us, you may ...
02:13 pm EDT - Sat, July 16, 2011
Engadget Hotmail adds 'My friend's been hacked!' feature to finger phishers
Hotmail's spent the past few years playing catch up with the competition, but for the most part, it hasn't done anything particularly groundbreaking with its services. Earth shattering might not be t...
11:29 am EDT - Sat, July 16, 2011
Engadget Crowdflow tracks 880 iPhones across Europe, wants to put you on the map
Do you have dreams of becoming a digital firefly, flitting back and forth across Europe? The folks at Crowdflow can help with that -- all you need to do is use your iPhone, and adopt a share-alike...
09:14 am EDT - Sat, July 16, 2011
Engadget Plick hitches an elastic ride on the DIY robotics train (video)
Man, we hope Gumby's collecting some royalty checks for this one. One part incredible-stretching toy, and one part DIY robotics kit, the Plick project takes the traditional hobbyist approach to brick-...
07:42 am EDT - Sat, July 16, 2011
Engadget Microvision's SHOWWX+ pico projector gets HDMI upgrade
Look who finally decided to join the HDMI game. It's Microvision's SHOWWX+, now aptly named the SHOWWX+ HDMI. It's still bringing the brightness with 15 laser lumens, a 5,000:1 native contra...
05:52 am EDT - Sat, July 16, 2011
Engadget Scientists find less damaging defibrillation method, heart tissue relieved
Good news, aging Earthlings: a team of researchers have found a way to shock a coding patient's heart, while leaving other organs and tissues undamaged from the defibrillator. The device send a single...
04:12 am EDT - Sat, July 16, 2011
Engadget iOS 4.3.4 jailbroken with PwnageTool on iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad 1
We're less than 12 hours clear of iOS 4.3.4 hitting the streets, and already posters at Redmond Pie claim to have a PwnageTool 4.3.3 bundle that unlocks it. Ready to roll on every device except for th...
04:12 am EDT - Sat, July 16, 2011
Engadget iOS 4.3.4 jailbroken with PwnageTool on iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad 1 (redsn0w update)
We're less than 12 hours clear of iOS 4.3.4 hitting the streets, and already posters at Redmond Pie claim to have a PwnageTool 4.3.3 bundle that unlocks it. Ready to roll on every device except for th...
03:59 am EDT - Sat, July 16, 2011
Engadget Wall-E gets a LEGO Mindstorms NXT makeover, tears up the dance floor (video)
Alright, let's all be upfront here. When you saw this Pixar masterpiece you caught yourself thinking, "Destruction of the Earth? Not so bad... if that means I get my own Wall-E." It's ok, other mo...
02:40 am EDT - Sat, July 16, 2011
Engadget GScreen's dual-screen SpaceBook touts twin 17-inchers, now up for pre-order
Look out, ThinkPad W700ds -- there's a new dual-screen beast in town, and it's not settling for second best. After first appearing in September of 2009, we hadn't heard a peek from GScreen save for on...
01:37 am EDT - Sat, July 16, 2011
Engadget LG takes Gingerbread-sporting Optimus Net and Pro out of the oven
Gingerbread is not just for the high-end folks -- even the entry-level guys need a little rhizome flavored love now and again. LG understands that, and it's why the company is introducing a pair devic...
12:46 am EDT - Sat, July 16, 2011
Engadget WiFi hacker lands 18-year prison sentence, sex offender status for campaign of cyber vengeance
Look, we understand that being accused of pedophilia is horrible but, if you're not keen on spending time in the pokey, it's probably not best to exact your revenge by hacking and framing your accuser...
12:17 am EDT - Sat, July 16, 2011
Engadget Foursquare promised for N9, updated S40 variant looks to tide you over (video)
Been too long since your last MeeGo fix? Foursquare's stepping in to hold you over with a video of the popular location-based service on Nokia's upcoming N9. While waiting to get your grubby paws ...
11:22 pm EDT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Engadget LaCie's Thunderbolt-equipped Little Big Disk sees apparent shipping delay
Remember way back in February when Thunderbolt was unveiled? Shocking though it may be, a 10Gbps interconnect is useless without peripherals, and thankfully Promise and LaCie also announced compat...
10:27 pm EDT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Engadget Android 3.2 SDK now available, new features get detailed
And just like that, it's official. After hearing about the next incremental step in Honeycomb's journey by way of Huawei's MediaPad, we've seen breadcrumbs about its functional differences. Today, we'...
09:55 pm EDT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Engadget Report: 3.5 million 3D Blu-ray discs 'sold' in first year, half were bundled with hardware
If we're looking at sales figures of 3.5 million units in the first year for a new laptop, smartphone, or camera, then we might be impressed. But 3D Blu-ray discs? When half were included in the b...
09:23 pm EDT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Engadget ITC finds HTC guilty of infringing two of Apple's patents, appeal expected in 3... 2...
Talk about a sting to start the weekend. The International Trade Commission has just made an initial determination in the ongoing patent infringement case between HTC and Apple (not to be confused wit...
08:59 pm EDT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Engadget Arduino delivers Android and Ethernet toys for all the good little DIYers
It's like Christmas in July Arduino fans. The Italian open-source hardware platform just scored a number of new add-ons and a pair of fresh iterations that are sure to keep you tinkering and hacking f...
08:32 pm EDT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Engadget Best Buy Insignia cTV with DVR-less TiVo built-in launches July 31st
Best Buy and TiVo announced they were forming a "broad partnership" two years ago, then revealed a connected HDTV product last year, and now it's apparently just days from being released. This informa...
08:18 pm EDT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Engadget Groupon offers KIRF iPad for $248, proves it's the best deals site in the universe
Why does one thumb its nose at a $6 billion offer from Google? 'Cause you can make a mighty fine sum from hawking Android-equipped KIRF iPads, apparently.Groupon offers KIRF iPad for $248, proves ...
07:41 pm EDT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Engadget Nexflix coming to Spain and the UK next year?
File this one in the unconfirmed-but-hopeful file, as Variety has it on good authority that Netflix could be making its first foray into European waters as early as Q1 2012. After taking Latin America...
07:41 pm EDT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Engadget Netflix coming to Spain and the UK next year?
File this one in the unconfirmed-but-hopeful file, as Variety has it on good authority that Netflix could be making its first foray into European waters as early as Q1 2012. After taking Latin America...
07:40 pm EDT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Engadget Microsoft Store to expand retail presence by 2014, makes shopping for a PC redundant
Microsoft really wants to hang with the cool kids at the mall. Or, at least park its retail derriere next to the likes of Apple's sleek boutiques -- to the tally of 86 stores by 2014. We know most of ...
07:13 pm EDT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Engadget E-Lite electronic cigarette review: no one ever said healthy was delicious
I have the unfortunate distinction of being what people disgustedly refer to as a "smoker." Personally, I prefer tobacco inhalation enthusiast -- but idiot works just as well. For more than half of th...
06:48 pm EDT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry Torch 2 slides through the FCC, bound for AT&T?
We've already gotten our grubby little mitts on it, and it looks like soon enough you too will be able to wrap your QWERTY-loving digits around a Torch 2. It looks like the display-centric BlackBerry ...
06:17 pm EDT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Engadget Engadget Podcast 248 - 07.15.2011
Don't panic! That's not a herd of horses about to parade through your living room, but it is the noise that only 10 Engadget Podcasters can make as they run through your WiFi and into your speakers fo...
05:52 pm EDT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Engadget Apple releases iOS 4.3.4, sends you back to jail, does not offer $200
Apple has just pushed a new version of iOS, 4.3.4, and it looks to have "fixed" the PDF exploit that has been so notoriously exploited of late. In a summary of what's changed, Apple indicates that a f...
05:34 pm EDT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Engadget Apple considering TSMC mobile chips?
We hope you're ready for a heaping helping of Apple speculation, because Reuters is serving up a nice big slice of rumor pie today. According to the ever-present "source with knowledge of the matter,"...
05:10 pm EDT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Engadget Droid 3 on sale now at Verizon Wireless
Big news for Big Red-eyed fans -- the Droid 3's finally made its dual-core, 3G surfin' ways official at the carrier's retail outlets. You can pick this QWERTY slider up now for $199 on a two-year cont...
04:46 pm EDT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Engadget Automated shoulder surfing makes it easier to steal passwords, isn't very tubular, brah (video)
Here's something mildly terrifying to chew on: researchers in Italy have developed a way to automatically harvest anything you type on your smartphone's touchscreen, using only a camera placed over yo...
04:00 pm EDT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Engadget Engadget Primed: Using benchmarks
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...
03:43 pm EDT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Engadget EAFT's MagicTile Marathon tablet gets priced, opens up the floodgates of Froyo nostalgia
Hey, remember 2010? Lady Gaga was all over the radio and all the kids were crazy excited about the upcoming Deathly Hallows movie. And then there was Froyo -- it was never designed to be a tablet ...
03:24 pm EDT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Engadget Fujitsu TH40D tablet finally sliding out in Japan on July 22nd?
Last thing we heard about the old TH40/D involved Fujitsu pushing back the sliding tablet's late-June release date. It's mid-July now, and things have been mostly quiet surrounding the 10-inch tablet'...
03:04 pm EDT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Engadget Microsoft snatches up a pair of Sony related domains, internet runs amok with rumors
Companies snatching up domain names to protect their brand is nothing new, nor is it particularly interesting (unless that company happens to be Bank of America, and the domain in question is BrianMoy...
02:49 pm EDT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Engadget Google Maps brings live traffic coverage to 13 European countries, makes work weeks even shorter
The next time you head out for a leisurely Sunday drive along the autobahn, you might wanna take a minute to consult Google Maps' live traffic feature, now available in Germany and 12 other nations ac...
02:27 pm EDT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Engadget Sony not giving up on Readers, new models expected in August
Word has come, straight from the mouth of Sony's vice president of digital reading, Phil Lubell, that the company has some new Reader models in the pipeline. According to Bloomberg the latest Kindle c...
02:06 pm EDT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro 'slides' through FCC with photos in tow
It looks like Sony Ericsson needs to juice up the invisibility cloak. Not only has the handset maker been pushing a decent number of phones through for Federal approval, it's splayed out most of them ...
01:45 pm EDT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Engadget Gresso flaunts $30,000 white iPhone 4, holds more ice than a skating rink
Sure, you probably waited longer than you should have to get the elusive white iPhone 4. But, you know what's better than a boring regular model? One with diamonds, crystals and pearls... of cours...
01:23 pm EDT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Engadget HTC Desire Z Gingerbread update rolls out in the land of the Bratwurst
The HTC Desire family used to be close-knit, but then the Gingerbread update came along and gave preferential treatment to the Desire HD. Harmony may soon be restored though, because a number of Desir...
01:00 pm EDT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Engadget Zinio adds full Froyo and Gingerbread support, now available for all Android devices
Earlier this summer, Zinio released its reader app for a small handful of Android tablets, bringing more than 20,000 full-format magazine titles to the Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, and a ha...
12:40 pm EDT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Engadget Verizon LTE: no roaming, even if you want to
Several companies are hopping on the LTE bandwagon, but it's turning out to be more isolating an experience than we hoped. According to PCMag, a Verizon spokesperson confirmed that its fourth-generati...
12:26 pm EDT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Engadget Apple intros App Store volume purchasing, businesses enthused
Got iOS devices deployed across your enterprise? Listen up. Apple's just announced the Volume Purchase Program, enabling businesses to procure applications from the US App Store en-masse. Upon reg...
12:00 pm EDT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Engadget Microsoft leaks Tulalip internal project, planning to launch social search... thing?
Google's Social Search may have to make room for an extra guest at the table, now that Microsoft has leaked the homepage for what looks like a new social service -- of some sort. Fusible first discove...
11:29 am EDT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Engadget Samsung study finds no link between cancer and work conditions, might not be released in full
Samsung has finally wrapped up that investigation into alleged cancer risks at its chip facilities, but it might not share the details with the rest of the world. In the study, which the company commi...
11:01 am EDT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Engadget Sanyo's Mirai Sanzo robot brings the extra emotion your household craves
First we had the spherical drone and now we have the spherical butler. Sanyo's Mirai Sanzo robot won't do housework unfortunately, but it will interpret your voice commands and relay them to your home...
10:15 am EDT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Engadget Eee PC 1215P 12-incher spotted with mammalian Ubuntu
Looks like Asus might be expanding its range of Linux-based netbooks for our delectation. In addition to the Meego and Ubuntu 10-inch models we've already seen, an Italian retailer is pushing a new 12...
09:48 am EDT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Engadget Surc combination iPhone 4 case and IR remote now shipping for $75
Mashed Pixel's Surc iPhone 4 case is finally ready take on the challenge of making Apple's slab a universal remote now that it's on sale for a mere $74.95. That's pricier than the RedEye Mini Dongle b...
08:40 am EDT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson posts surprising Q2 loss, blames Japanese earthquake
Many analysts and market watchers were expecting a strong Q2 earnings report from Sony Ericsson today, but the company took them by surprise, posting a net loss of some €50 million (about $70.5 m...
08:21 am EDT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Engadget Dell Latitude XT3 convertable tablet hits the FCC, sneaks in with Broadcomm filing
Well, look what we have here: the Dell Latitude XT3, fresh from the all-seeing eyes of the FCC. It wasn't under federal inspection on its own, mind you, but was merely tagging along with a Broadcom WL...
08:21 am EDT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Engadget Dell Latitude XT3 convertable tablet hits the FCC, sneaks in with Broadcom filing
Well, look what we have here: the Dell Latitude XT3, fresh from the all-seeing eyes of the FCC. It wasn't under federal inspection on its own, mind you, but was merely tagging along with a Broadcom WL...
07:07 am EDT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Engadget Spazzi dancebot can't teach you how to Dougie, but it's got the robot on lock
It looks like somebody's got some competition. So, Spazzi's probably not going to dethrone the reigning King of Cute, but judging from what we've seen of its moves, it could give Keepon some competiti...
06:12 am EDT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Engadget Motorola Photon 4G gets the bargain bin treatment at Wirefly, Walmart
Pew pew. Those are the sounds we instantly hear whenever we come across Motorola's Photon 4G. Sadly, the soon-to-be dual-core star of Sprint's smartphone lineup won't come pre-loaded with a laser soun...
05:57 am EDT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Engadget Cisco Cius headed to Verizon late summer, IT departments celebrate
Usually the trumpets blare when a new Android-based slate hits the town, but the IT-friendly Cisco Cius isn't really the type to get all hot and bothered over. We've had plenty of signs that this dece...
05:03 am EDT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Engadget Chevy Volts invade NYC police fleet, give cops all new ways to taze bros
New York's boys in blue will soon be able to creep up on evildoers with even more subtlety, thanks to some new electrified vehicles the city unveiled yesterday. As part of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's en...
03:59 am EDT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Engadget Robots for Humanity help around the house, scratch your itch (video)
Robots for Humanity? That certainly doesn't jibe with our notion of the upcoming cyborg apocalypse. And it shouldn't, considering this joint effort's noble aim is to assist the disabled with the e...
03:04 am EDT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S II may be destined for Bell July 21st for $150
Time to break out the peanut butter and syrup, folks, because Bell is waffling. The Canadian mobile provider looked all set for a July 21st launch of the highly-coveted Samsung Galaxy S II, according ...
02:03 am EDT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Engadget Sony's CMT-CX5BiP HiFi system takes a style cue from the S2
Leave it to Sony to deliver odd-ball futuristic designs. The company's latest CMT-CX5 "HiFi" system sure is a looker, and could easily be mistaken as the lovechild of its S2 tablet and B&W's Zeppe...
01:26 am EDT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Engadget SpaceX breaks ground at Vandenberg Air Force Base, continues preparation for 2013 Falcon Heavy launch
End of the US space shuttle program got you down? It doesn't seem to have phased SpaceX, which is still chipper and chugging right along with plans for its bodacious Falcon Heavy. The company rece...
12:48 am EDT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Engadget RunCore outs T50 6Gbs mSATA SSD, SandForce speeds included
It's finally here: a 6Gb/s mSATA SSD, rocking those highly coveted SandForce speeds. RunCore's new T50 series offers maximum sequential reads of 550 MB/s and writes of 470 MB/s, with the help of SandF...
12:09 am EDT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Engadget AMD Bulldozer prototype gets benchmarked, could give Sandy Bridge some competition
So AMD's Bulldozer has been chugging along at a snail's pace when it comes to actually making it to market, but if these benchmarks are any clue, the sluggishness stops there. Donanim Haber recently o...
11:30 pm EDT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Engadget Dell Latitude E6420 adds Verizon LTE option, high price to match high speeds
That Sandy Bridge-equipped, "business rugged" Latitude E6420 that Dell debuted earlier this year just got a little more appealing to data fiends always on the go. That particular model can now be load...
10:59 pm EDT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Engadget Qualcomm launches Vellamo browser benchmark for Android devices
Qualcomm's not exactly a novice when it comes to sizing up phones -- it's already responsible for the graphics benchmark Neocore. Now, it also wants to show you just how much your mobile browser is la...
10:32 pm EDT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Engadget Adobe unleashes Flash Player 11 beta, now with 7.1 surround sound
Another day, another beta. Adobe's latest beta release of its desktop Flash Player -- that's version 11 -- is now available for your downloading pleasure. This particular build brings with it Stage3D ...
10:05 pm EDT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Engadget OCZ, Corsair, Patriot and Crucial butt heads in SATA III SSD roundup
Another season, another SSD roundup. This go 'round, its a six-pack of SATA III units -- the speediest of the speedy -- all angling for your hard-earned greenbacks. The benchmarking gurus over at Hot ...
09:38 pm EDT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Engadget NC State University researchers create soft memory machine, just add water
We're not big fans of the word moist, nor the objects it usually describes. But if you call it mushy, slap some storage capabilities into it and develop it in a North Carolina State University lab -- ...
09:19 pm EDT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Engadget Page: growth on Google+ has been great, over one billion items shared
Wondering why Google+ ran out of disk space? Looks like it might be a casualty of growth: in today's earnings call, Google CEO Larry Page revealed that since its launch, more than ten million...
08:54 pm EDT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Engadget Caption Contest: A heaping helping of wearable music
Is this the new musical Power Glove? Imogen Heap thinks so. The Grammy winner rocked the stylish hand warmers at a TEDGlobal 2011 event in Edinburgh, Scotland, creating gesture-based music during ...
08:30 pm EDT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Podcast, live at 5:00PM ET!
The team is back and surprisingly well-rested, and we're ready for a good, old fashioned partycast. This time out, Tim and Brian will be joined by -- get this -- Darren Murph, Dana Wollman, and Richar...
08:07 pm EDT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Engadget Google announces Q2 earnings: $9.02 billion in revenue, $2.51 billion in net income
It's everybody's favorite time of year. Yup, the Q2 earnings results are coming in, and Google's leading the pack, reporting $9.02 billion in gross revenue for the second quarter of 2011: a 32 percent...
07:42 pm EDT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Engadget Spotify US premium service hands-on
Like The Beach Boys' Smile and Duke Nukem Forever before it, the US version of Spotify has been elevated to a sort of mythological status by collective anticipation. Music nerds and tech geeks all ove...
07:19 pm EDT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Engadget Apple goes patent application crazy with 14 ber dull filings, hinge manufacturers tremble with fear
How's this for patent happy -- this morning a grand total of 14 applications from folks at Apple were published, covering everything from "cable structure for preventing tangling" to an "adaptive audi...
06:59 pm EDT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Engadget Griffin's AppPowered Helo TC is a $50 iOS helicopter for your home's airzone
Get to the chopper! Er, micro-copter. Say hello to Griffin's latest AppPowered gadget, the Helo TC. This indoor-heli lets users play pilot via an iOS app offering onscreen "Touch-to-Fly" or accelerome...
06:59 pm EDT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Engadget Griffin's AppPowered Helo TC is a $50 iOS helicopter for your home's air zone
Get to the chopper! Er, micro-copter. Say hello to Griffin's latest AppPowered gadget, the Helo TC. This indoor-heli lets users play pilot via an iOS app offering onscreen "Touch-to-Fly" or accelerome...
06:44 pm EDT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Engadget Netflix on Nintendo 3DS hands-on (video)
The Nintendo 3DS may be suffering from a slight lack of hot games at the moment, but thanks to a little update it is certainly not suffering from a lack of great movies and TV shows to watch. The Netf...
06:21 pm EDT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Engadget Apple forced to cough up cash over iPhone location tracking in South Korea
You probably thought all the drama surrounding the iPhone location tracking fiasco was over. Oh, how wrong you were. In fact, the controversy seems ripe for a resurgence after a Korean court ordered t...
06:00 pm EDT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Engadget Gogo launches in-air multimedia platform, details international expansion plans
It's at least six months behind schedule at this point, but we guess late's better than even later. We'd known that Aircell Gogo (yeah, it's officially changed!) was aiming to get into the in-flight e...
05:47 pm EDT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Engadget International Atrix unlocked bootloader uncovered, hackers around the globe rejoice
That Atrix unlocked bootloader that leaked last month had one nagging limitation -- it was only for the AT&T version of Motorola's dual-core device. Now, thanks to the tireless folks who haunt the...
05:00 pm EDT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Engadget Olloclip three-in-one lens for iPhone 4 review
The age of lugging around a pricey DSLR kit just to capture casual fisheye, wide-angle and macro photos may be nearing its end -- for some of us, at least. Designed by a startup duo in California, the...
04:42 pm EDT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Engadget iRiver's Vanilla Android phone and tablet leak out, a few cubes short of 80s infamy
Remember that iRiver MX100 we spotted a few weeks ago? Yeah, well it's about to hit Korean retail shelves soon with a new name, more specs and a smaller Android-based smartphone stablemate. The ma...
04:22 pm EDT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Engadget Ten One Design's Fling mini now delivering tactile control to touchscreen gamers
Improved gaming controls or a full-screen view? That's the conundrum you'll soon be able to face if you pre-ordered Ten One Design's Fling mini, which is now shipping. To refresh your memory, the ...
03:58 pm EDT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Engadget Cellphones are dangerous not dangerous: Danish chatterbox edition
Concerned that a decade and a half of regular cellphone will have a long-term effect on your health? Hopefully the latest study conducted by members of the World Health Organization (WHO) will put...
03:35 pm EDT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Engadget Microsoft promises Mango phones in September for Imagine Cup finalists
Another year, another Imagine Cup. The annual competition, sponsored by Microsoft, gives students the opportunity to apply technology to tackle hunger, poverty, and other global problems, thereby maki...
03:13 pm EDT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Engadget Microsoft licenses GeoVector's augmented reality search for local guidance (video)
After the ho-hum AR demonstration of Windows Phone Mango, Microsoft appears to be stepping up its game by licensing a mature set of technologies from GeoVector, (a company previously known for its def...
02:53 pm EDT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Engadget PSA: Got a Nook Color? Then you can get dual-booting Nook2Android
Here comes a public service announcement: Eat slower and you'll feel fuller. Oh sorry, wrong one. We meant: Nook Color owners, you can now dual-boot your slate using the specially-created Nook2Android...
02:34 pm EDT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Engadget Keepin' it real fake: Xiaomi M1 melds iPhone and Galaxy S II with custom MIUI ROM
Granted, what you're looking at is nothing more than a skillful render, but if Apple and Samsung ever made beautiful babies, this is what would be bestowed upon the world -- pesky lawsuits notwithstan...
02:34 pm EDT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Engadget Keepin' it real fake: Xiaomi M1 melds iPhone and Galaxy S II with custom MIUI ROM (update: no, not really)
Granted, what you're looking at is nothing more than a skillful render, but if Apple and Samsung ever made beautiful babies, this is what would be bestowed upon the world -- pesky lawsuits notwithstan...
02:18 pm EDT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Engadget Car2go brings North America's first all-electric carsharing program to San Diego
When we tried out car2go's carsharing program earlier this year, we knew it was only a matter of time before the service rolled out to other parts of the country. Little did we know, however, that it ...
02:02 pm EDT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Engadget Verizon's Innovation Center opens its doors to LTE product development
Not sure if you've noticed, but there's an LTE race going on and VZW's wasting no time sprinting to the lead. Despite rival AT&T's February launch of a similar R&D space in Texas, Verizon's cu...
01:41 pm EDT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Engadget Sony outs water-resistant Walkman NWZ-W260, is about to launch new high-end models
As far as unusual designs go, Sony's been having one productive week. First the tablet team showed off the funky S1 (and funkier S2) and today Walkman's managed to grab our attention. The outfit just ...
01:23 pm EDT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Engadget Sony exec says PSN hack was 'a great experience,' apparently means it
The following are what most humans would call "great experiences": eating gelato on a hot summer's day, riding a tandem bike with Anthony Hopkins, or, in the case of Sony executive Tim Schaaff, having...
01:00 pm EDT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Engadget SwiftKey X virtual keyboard launches for Android tablets, we go hands-on (video)
We're no strangers to SwiftKey here at Engadget HQ, and today TouchType is launching a major new version of everyone's favorite Android virtual keyboard -- SwiftKey Tablet X for devices running Honeyc...
12:55 pm EDT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Engadget Nintendo confirms Netflix on the 3DS hitting today
Last night's Netflix / 3DS news was more than just empty promises -- and now we have the official press release to prove it. Starting today, Netflix subscribers with unlimited streaming plans will be ...
12:47 pm EDT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Engadget Jawbone branches out from audio products, teases "Up" wristband that keeps tabs on your bad habits
According to our calendar, this is one of the least timely days of the year for us to harp on New Year's Resolutions, but that's no matter to Jawbone. The company, best-known for crafting those high-e...
12:21 pm EDT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Engadget It's here! Spotify lands in the US (video)
We knew it was coming, but Europe's beloved music service just officially launched stateside, bringing with it 15 million tracks with on-demand access, MP3 import, an offline mode, and social media in...
12:01 pm EDT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Engadget IDC and Gartner: US PC sales still sluggish, Apple, Toshiba see jumps in market share
IDC and Gartner have once again released dueling reports on the state of the PC market and, according to their numbers, the landscape's looking a little different. Gartner estimates that overall PC sh...
11:28 am EDT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Engadget NASA robotic gas station successfully installed -- our Jetsonian dreams (almost) fulfilled
So we won't be zipping around with wife and kids in a flying car anytime soon, but NASA brought us ever closer to a Jetsonian future, yesterday, with the installation of its Robotic Refueling Mission ...
10:51 am EDT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Engadget Man builds turbine-powered Batmobile, brags about having the only one (video)
So you think you're a huge fan of the Dark Knight, huh? Not so fast. Do you own a full-sized Batmobile? Yeah... we didn't think so. But, auto restoration guru Casey Putsch does, and to launch ...
10:09 am EDT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Engadget Apple actually not looking for additional iPad manufacturers, still BFFs with Foxconn?
Earlier this week, DigiTimes alleged that Apple was considering an additional manufacturer to produce the supposedly looming -- but really more mythical -- next generation iPad. Fast forward to now, a...
09:24 am EDT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Engadget Select IKEA stores to host Blink electric vehicle charging stations, Volts now suitable for furniture pickup
Need to pick up a foursome of Detolf display cases? Better know a pal with a pickup, bub. Unless, of course, your nearest IKEA happens to be one of ten situated in Arizona, California, Oregon and ...
08:39 am EDT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Engadget Line2 brings phone functionality to iPad for 10 bucks a month (video)
Remember that ridiculous Steven Slater rap video promoting Line2's in-flight texting app? Well, the VoIP company just dusted off the point-and-shoot and hopped back over to YouTube, this time pedd...
07:35 am EDT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Engadget Viewsonic ships 7-inch ViewBook VB730 tablet for $230, sticks with Android 2.2
Looking for something a bit different to replace your Galaxy Tab with? Can't say for sure why such a yearning would be reasonable, but if we just rang your bell, Viewsonic's got a newcomer that's ...
06:22 am EDT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Engadget Twitter for Android gets push notifications, multiple account support
Having a hard time juggling your full-cast reproduction of Harry Potter masquerade Twitter accounts? No worries, the firm just sent out an update to its Android app that will let you switch betwee...
05:34 am EDT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Engadget Hulu Plus Android app is now playing on Evo 4G, Thunderbolt, myTouch 4G and G2
Last month Hulu Plus finally arrived on Android however support was unfortunately limited to just six devices, but tonight the official blog has announced the count has reached double digits. Four HTC...
05:17 am EDT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Engadget Google's Photovine sprouts official teaser, begins rollout later this month (video)
Were you all jazzed up and ready to plant your first Photovine, only to have those gardening dreams crushed by a barren three page teaser? El Goog's Slide team isn't quite ready for you to grab th...
04:15 am EDT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Engadget LG's 20-inch DX2000 3D monitor don't need no glasses to be enjoyed
In our experience, soaking in the third dimension on a panel smaller than 40-some-odd inches isn't exactly a jaw-dropping affair, but if you're residing in cramped quarters... well, your options are s...
03:36 am EDT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Engadget Evolio's Neura making a foolio of other Android tablets (video)
Have you heard of Evolio? Neither have we, but it might be time we all start paying attention to this Romanian start-up if its grandiose claims of tech stardom prove true. Heralding it as the "mos...
02:44 am EDT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile Name ID finally brings true caller ID to your cellphone
If you're still rockin' a landline you probably take caller ID for granted at this point and, if you're a mobile only kinda person, you might not even realize your cellphone lacks it. But, the truth i...
02:05 am EDT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Engadget Nissan plant in Smyrna, Tennessee to start Leaf production by late 2012
No worries Nissan EV fans, more Leaves are on the way -- that's according to Bill Kreuger, the head honcho of Nissan's manufacturing and supply chain division. Kreuger tells Automotive News, the catas...
01:31 am EDT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Engadget Microsoft's Andy Lees on Windows' future: one ecosystem to rule them all
Microsoft has seen the future of personal computing, and it's a world with a single Windows ecosystem. Windows Phone head honcho Andy Lees -- who said that we won't be seeing WP7 on tablets during Mic...
01:03 am EDT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Engadget Judge denies Apple's request to speed up its suit against Samsung
Apple's lawyers in its lawsuit against Samsung are an impatient bunch. First, they asked the court for an accelerated discovery process so they could get their hands on Sammy's forthcoming products AS...
12:59 am EDT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Engadget Sony eyes electric car future, wants to soon sell you Li-ion batteries
Sony must be smelling dolla dolla bills in the EV-charged streets because the company just announced its intentions to fab lithium-ion batteries for the cars mid-decade. The statement, made from its p...
12:37 am EDT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Engadget Google Science Fair winners announced: grilled chicken, ovarian cancer, asthma take center stage
Google's first-ever science fair came to a close yesterday, as 15 finalists, ranging in age from 13 to 18, showed off their smarts at Google HQ. Top honors went to three young ladies -- score one for ...
12:16 am EDT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Engadget HP to ship first Ultrabooks ahead of ASUS?
Remember those Ultrabooks unveiled at Computex? ASUS had touted its UX21 to be one of the first available in September, but there's reason to believe that HP may beat it to the punch -- if you lik...
11:53 pm EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget Acer reschedules Iconia Tab A100 launch for September, Android 3.2 to blame thank?
Drama concerning a 7-inch slate from Acer -- who woulda thunk it? After teasing the world with a (relatively) low-cost entrance back at the start of this year, Acer abruptly informed us that the I...
11:31 pm EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget Sharp's Molecular Beam Epitaxy machine births components in its space-like womb (video)
A machine that builds other machines? Sounds like robot apocalypse time -- except it's not. This component-building, space-mimicking chamber of liquid nitrogen-cooled sterility gives birth to LEDs...
11:07 pm EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget ASUS promises fix for Eee Pad Transformer power drain, keeps the apologies coming
ASUS's mighty morphing Eee Pad Transformer might be a commercial success (even despite early delays) but, it seems, there's something amiss with the shape shifting tablet. Earlier today, the company a...
11:07 pm EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget ASUS promises fix for Eee Pad Transformer power drain, keeps the apologies coming (update: Android 3.2 is coming "soon")
ASUS's mighty morphing Eee Pad Transformer might be a commercial success (even despite early delays) but, it seems, there's something amiss with the shape shifting tablet. Earlier today, the company a...
10:45 pm EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget Spotify launching in the US tomorrow
We just received word from a Spotify representative that the much-loved music streaming service is finally coming to the US tomorrow. Asked about the final hurdles leading up to release, the represent...
10:44 pm EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget Netflix streaming comes to the Nintendo 3DS tomorrow
Ever since Nintendo's GDC announcement in March we've been waiting for Netflix streaming on the 3DS, and it appears tomorrow's eShop update will do the trick. This may be too late for those that follo...
10:42 pm EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget Sprint's Virgin Mobile brand to test throttling while Sprint pokes fun at throttlers (video)
Alanis Morrisette couldn't have possibly thought up something this ironic to put in her hit song. On the same day Sprint launches an ad campaign trashing T-Mobile's "unlimited" plan for throttling i...
10:33 pm EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget Huawei Ascend II on sale now, brings off-contract Gingerbread to Cricket for $180
We gotta say -- we dig where this is headed. Between Virgin Mobile's Intercept, Boost Mobile's Prevail and Cricket's Ascend II, it's getting harder and harder to justify a mid-range smartphone on a po...
10:21 pm EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget Pentax releases limited edition 645D DSLR, covers it in swank
Like what you see above? Well, it could be yours... if you're willing to wait four months. Pentax is giving a very limited edition high-five to its medium-format 645D DSLR. The 40 megapixel stunne...
10:12 pm EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget IDC: Barnes & Noble charges ahead of the e-reader pack, people like a little color with their books
Consumers, it seems, aren't quite ready to declare the devoted e-reader market dead just yet -- according to IDC, the space is set to grow by 24 percent globally in 2011. That's especially good news f...
09:42 pm EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget Motorola rumored to be hard at work on high-res, 4:3 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet
Apparently, when Motorola was trying to figure out why its Xoom has struggled so mightily in against the iPad 2, the company didn't focus on its high starting price or slightly heftier hardware. Inste...
09:20 pm EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget New Netflix, NBCUniversal deal announced; extra $6 a month buys some old eps of The Event
In case you were wondering what the updated rates are buying, Netflix's first step in making its case for your $7.99 a month in streaming fees appears to be a renewal of its content deal with NBCUnive...
08:57 pm EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget Motorola's Photon 4G ships to Sprint July 31st, $200 on contract
Too often, "expected summer launches" translate into "the very last day possible," so we were happy to learn that Sprint's latest collaboration with Motorola, the Photon 4G, will be available July 31s...
08:57 pm EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget Motorola's Photon 4G ships to Sprint on July 31st: $200 on contract
Too often, "expected summer launches" translate into "the very last day possible," so we were happy to learn that Sprint's latest collaboration with Motorola, the Photon 4G, will be available July 31s...
08:45 pm EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget Woman publishes book filled with 12 years of her personal texts
The Most Interesting Man in the World's got nothing on Tracey Moberly. She's either incredibly exciting or is acquainted with plenty of people that are, because over the course of twelve years she's c...
08:25 pm EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget Amazon Android tablet coming before October?
We've heard an awful lot about a forthcoming Android tablet rocking an Amazon logo, including a little teasing from CEO Jeff Bezos back in May, and now The Wall Street Journal's adding flames to the s...
08:00 pm EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget Sony's VAIO Z finally arrives in the US, goes up for pre-order starting at $2,000
Well, it's about time! It's been months since Sony pulled the 13-inch VAIO Z from its website, and since then we've had to sift through vague leaks and watch mournfully as other parts of the world sco...
07:36 pm EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget Wearable lab coat TV packs thousands of LEDs, heads for Burning Man (video)
Sure, we've seen iPad hats and augmented reality tattoos, but a 60-inch display suitable for hours of wear under the hot Nevada desert sun? Well that's just crazy talk. Believe it or not, a one Da...
07:17 pm EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget Sony HD-PG5U USB 3.0 drive puts family first, works best with other Sonys
Plug Sony's new 180g portable drive into your PC and you'll get decent USB 3.0 storage plus some preloaded software that claims to accelerate transfers over USB 2.0. Underwhelmed? Us too. But wait...
06:54 pm EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget PayPal announces phone-to-phone NFC support, cuts eyes at Google (video)
Still eager to do business with a company that'll lock your account on a whim and side with the buyer regardless of the facts? Splendid! If that's you, PayPal would love for you to know that it ha...
06:33 pm EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget RIM aims to launch seven smartphones with BlackBerry OS 7 in 'the coming months'
It may look like it's losing the ongoing smartphone war, but Research in Motion is at least preparing for the next battle with reinforcements. Co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis announced at thi...
06:11 pm EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget Video Time Machine for iOS (hands-on)
What's the first thing that comes to mind when the subject of time travel comes up? If you're like us, you probably think of flying DeLoreans or malfunctioning hot tubs; maybe even the HG Wells ch...
05:44 pm EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget Adobe and Sony create contest to put Air apps on Android tablets
Normally, we don't cover contests, but this Air App Challenge from Sony and Adobe does deserve some special attention. Why? Well, for one, Air hasn't exactly taken off quite like the Flash makers ...
05:19 pm EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget Sony S1 and S2 hands-on
Now that Sony has spilled the carrier-exclusive beans on at least one of its tablets, the S2 clamshell, the company kindly gave us a chance to get some long-awaited hands-on time with both it and its ...
05:09 pm EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget Pandora ditches Flash, opens up the HTML5 box for redesign
Looks like Adobe has lost yet another ally to the silky smooth allure of HTML5. Internet radio service Pandora has traded in the once ubiquitous Flash for the increasingly adopted web standard, citing...
04:47 pm EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget Nokia prepping $120 million ad campaign ahead of Windows Phone launch?
With the dust from its Microsoft partnership having somewhat settled, Nokia is reportedly looking to kick off its forthcoming line of Windows Phones with a major marketing campaign. According to Marke...
04:00 pm EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget Editorial: Netflix was too cheap before, but now it's just wrong
Yesterday Netflix did something pretty big: it cut the umbilical cord on its streaming video offerings. What was once a funny little niche offering, a rag-tag collection of canceled TV shows you never...
03:31 pm EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget Cowon D3 firmware update brings Android 2.3, now treats your fingers as well as your ears
Hey there, high roller. If you splurged on Cowon's beautiful, profoundly expensive D3 Plenue, you've probably wondered when you'd get an upgrade from Android 2.1. Well, that day is today, as the compa...
03:07 pm EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget Sony 3D Experience brings free on-demand movie trailers, sports clips to Bravia TVs
HDTV manufacturers have used a variety of tactics to attract customers to the 3D segment, bundling free glasses, discounting Blu-ray players, and nearly eliminating unsightly bezels, but with content ...
02:42 pm EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget Amazon Kindle 3G gets AT&T-sponsored ad-supported option priced at $139
Good news: now you can pick up an Amazon Kindle 3G for the same price as the Kindle WiFi. Naturally, there's a catch here: ads, ads, ads -- but you've gotten pretty good at tuning those things out any...
02:12 pm EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget Nioncom's pico projector-equipped mini-tablet gets demoed on video
So, Nioncom still hasn't gotten its MemoryKick Vision out the door yet (the company has pushed availability in the the second half of 2011), but the pico projector-equipped "mini-tablet" is still aliv...
01:45 pm EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget Sony's S2 tablet coming to AT&T, price and availability remain a mystery
It's been a few months since Sony made its (tardy) entrance into the tablet market, and since then it hasn't been sharing details so much as teasing them in whimsical, perplexing ads. Finally, the out...
01:24 pm EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget Lenovo IdeaPad K1 begins shipment odyssey, courtesy of Office Depot
The IdeaPad K1's long, crazy journey of near-availability looks to finally be at an end. Lenovo's ethereal Honeycomb tablet has been popping up in online retail sites since May, teasing us with availa...
01:00 pm EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget Apple TV to score Bluetooth support with iOS 5, make search slightly less painful?
Did you know that your second-gen Apple TV has a Bluetooth radio hidden inside it? Well it does but, until now, the only way to access it was with a little jailbreaking and some command line chops...
12:34 pm EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget Haier's HaiPad ships in August, to become the preferred tablet of lolcats everywhere
We thought Haier's HaiPad looked oddly familiar, and a quick trip down memory lane suggests we aren't (completely) bonkers: it's a rebranded Quanta we spied at CES. The 7-inch slate now sports a custo...
12:08 pm EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry App World hits one billion downloads, finally
Discover a world of possibilities? Eh... maybe. But you'd expect a description like that to make BlackBerry App World one of the cool kids, right? Well, sort of. It took a smidge over two year...
11:43 am EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget Virgin Mobile shuffles Beyond Talk pricing, saves BlackBerry owners duckets
Virgin Mobile, the contract-free subsidiary of Sprint, is giving its Beyond Talk plans a pricing overhaul -- with its cheaper choices getting a bit of a bump in the wrong direction. Sprint spokespers...
11:15 am EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget Ford adds operator assist to its SYNC service, lets you scream at a cospecific
Ford is keeping up with the dashboard arms race by beta-testing live operator assistance within its SYNC system. If the voice-controlled navigation fails to capire no matter how loudly you panic, it'l...
10:40 am EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile brings 42Mbps HSPA+ to 56 new markets, now tops 150 locales
True to its promise of bringing 42Mbps service to 150 million Americans by mid-year, T-Mobile will double its 4G speed in 56 additional markets today -- thereby surpassing its self-imposed goal (and l...
10:04 am EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget Report: Touchscreen demand to grow by 90-percent, led by mobile, tablet markets
This just in: people really like touchscreens, and their tastes aren't going to change anytime soon. That's the takeaway from a new report from market research firm DisplaySearch, which predicts that ...
09:34 am EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro won't ship until 'late September' in the UK
When the Xperia Pro first went up for pre-order back in June, we thought it would be available relatively soon. According to Sony Ericsson's page, however, the handset won't start shipping to UK custo...
08:48 am EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget USC computer scientist makes geo-immersion maps, leaves other maps feeling inferior
Google's Maps and Earth services provide us with 3D maps, the means to track St. Nick, and even tools to help us train to wear the maillot jaune. Real-time views of the world are not among Street View...
08:00 am EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget DiaForce film captures your virtuoso performance, could replace guitar pickups
Do you shred it up on the guitar and wish there were a way to capture your one-of-a-kind technique -- every bend, hammer and slide? Well then, get thee to the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engi...
07:17 am EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget Nokia's Live View AR app reveals what's nearby, how to socially ostracize yourself in public
Augmented reality junkie, Ovi Maps fan and S^3 fanboy? Nokia's got you covered with its Live View AR app. The most recent hatchling from Espoo's Beta Labs program brings selectable POI overlays to...
06:38 am EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget Fujitsu's e-reader gets a refreshed look at e-Book Expo Tokyo (video)
Fujitsu got to show off its recent color e-reader flossy flossy at the e-Book Expo Tokyo (the former Digital Publishing Fair) in Japan last week. Besting its previous market entry -- the FLEPia Lite -...
05:54 am EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget First synthetic organ transplant paves way for post-op, immunosuppresive drug-free future
Science can do some wonderful, heartstring-tugging things. Take this for example: surgeons have triumphantly performed the first ever synthetic organ transplant. Cancer-stricken Andemariam Teklesenbet...
05:13 am EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget Clearwire boosts NYC WiMAX coverage by 21 percent, 91,363 people rejoice uncontrollably
Consider yourself a New Yorker? If so, you could find yourself underneath Sprint / TWC / Clearwire's 4G umbrella, as the trio has announced a 21 percent coverage expansion in the greater New York ...
04:32 am EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget Philly papers to offer subscribers discounted Android tablets that make terrible birdcage lining (video)
As the internet has overtaken newspapers as an information source, convincing readers to shell out the dough for online news has proven an uphill battle. Now two papers are trying a new approach: enti...
03:54 am EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget MIT researchers revolutionize solar cell printing, fold the power of the sun into your everyday home (video)
Wouldn't it be neat if you could power a few gadgets around the house with some tastefully chosen, solar cell-embedded curtains? Alright, so this MIT-pioneered tech's not quite that advanced yet, ...
03:11 am EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget Google Voice adds spam filter, lets solicitors get caught in the web
Remember when your legitimate emails were flanked by dozens of grammatically nightmarish blurbs, peddling pills, x-rated services, and Nigerian scams? If you use Gmail, most of that garbage no lon...
02:27 am EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget Intel to owners of failed SSD 320s: we're 'aware of the customer sightings'
We can imagine few things more horrible than booting up your new 600GB SSD and seeing a reported capacity of 8MB. That's exactly the situation reported by users of Intel's SSD 320 series for over a mo...
01:46 am EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget Andy Lees says no to Mango on Windows tablets
Microsoft's Andy Lees quashed dreams of Windows tablets running a Mango-style OS during a talk at the company's Worldwide Partners Conference today, saying the mobile operating system would conflict w...
01:03 am EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget IDC: tablet shipments drop 28 percent in Q1 2011
Whether you believe we're living in a post-PC world or not, there's no denying the overwhelming growth of tablets in the past few years. Just this March, IDC put out figures saying 2010 saw the sale o...
12:01 am EDT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Interview: HP's Stephen DeWitt
HP caught the industry by surprise yesterday, announcing some serious executive reshuffling, with Stephen DeWitt, the company's former head of Personal Systems Group Americas stepping up to fill in th...
11:22 pm EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget SKA radio telescope to pump out more data than the internet in 2020, spot ALF before he lands
Unfortunately for Desmond Dekker fans, this SKA telescope has nothing to do with the Jamaican music sensation. No, the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) radio telescope has much more otherworldly concerns,...
10:53 pm EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget Samsung NC215S solar netbook delayed, won't see sunlight until August
Well, that didn't take long. The sun's only set once since we reported Samsung's solar NC215S netbook was up for pre-order and we're already getting word that it's been delayed. Despite earlier estima...
10:23 pm EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget HTC Status hands-on
As you can imagine, AT&T was eager to show off its newly minted HTC Status at its holiday preview event, right up there along with a blue Xperia Play and the HP Touchpad 4G. If you'll recall, the ...
10:23 pm EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget HTC Status hands-on (video)
As you can imagine, AT&T was eager to show off its newly minted HTC Status at its holiday preview event, right up there along with a blue Xperia Play and the HP Touchpad 4G. If you'll recall, the ...
09:58 pm EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget ViviTouch haptic tech offers range of feedback, aims to reinvent the mobile gaming wheel
When a company touts a product as being as revolutionary as the leap from black & white TV to color, it's either incredibly delusional or it has a damn good product on its hands. And judging by th...
09:33 pm EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget Ramona Fricosu case to determine if decrypted laptop files are safe under Fifth Amendment
So far, we've pretty much decided that the Fifth Amendment of the US Constitution covers those zany thoughts within your skull. But when it comes to more tangible things, it's hardly as clear. In the ...
09:12 pm EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget HP TouchPad 4G for AT&T hands-on (video)
Earlier today, AT&T announced that the HP TouchPad is coming to its 4G network, complete with a processor bump to 1.5GHz (up from 1.2GHz) and an HSPA+ radio. The carrier wasted no time gettin...
08:54 pm EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget AT&T launches Sony Ericsson Xperia Play with Gingerbread, blue color option
Well, looky here. AT&T has very quietly revealed it's going to sell the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. No press release, no splashy press conference a cheesy disco soundtrack. The thing just showed up...
08:47 pm EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget Klipsch Mode noise-canceling headphones tweet highs, woof lows
We've been worried about Klipsch's future since Audiovox joined the picture, but it looks like there isn't reason to fret just yet. Remember the company's first on-ear headphones, the Image One? W...
08:30 pm EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget Google updating Android Market app on phones, adding Movies and Books tabs (videos)
If you're on Android 2.2 or above get ready for an update to your Android Market experience. Google has just informed us that a new version of the app is incoming, a version that will add tabs for eas...
08:30 pm EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget Google updating Android Market app on phones, adding Movies and Books tabs (video)
If you're on Android 2.2 or above get ready for an update to your Android Market experience. Google has just informed us that a new version of the app is incoming, a version that will add tabs for eas...
08:21 pm EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget HTC tells Apple to try competing, rather than suing
Apple has proven, time and time again, that it is not shy about dragging its competitors before the ITC over patent disputes. And, while its fellow smartphone makers have never held back from defendin...
07:57 pm EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget Ballmer: Microsoft will launch Xbox Music this fall
Steve Ballmer revealed a new service yesterday that should be, ahem, music to your ears when it starts spinning this fall. During Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference in Los Angeles, the Windows c...
07:57 pm EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget Ballmer: Microsoft will launch Xbox Music this fall (update: not true)
Steve Ballmer revealed a new service yesterday that should be, ahem, music to your ears when it starts spinning this fall. During Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference in Los Angeles, the Windows c...
07:34 pm EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget Nintendo Video arrives on Japanese 3DS tomorrow, American equivalent and Netflix 'later this summer'
It wouldn't be a Nintendo product if the JDM release didn't get special treatment, and that practice continues here for the 3DS. The Nintendo Video service hits the Japanese version of the parallax-bu...
07:11 pm EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget Microsoft unveils new Windows Phone 7 Mango handsets from Samsung, Acer, Fujitsu and ZTE
Generally Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference is a relatively low key affair, but today it caught a few in the tech world off guard by unveiling not one or two, but four new Windows Phone 7 hands...
06:49 pm EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget Star Trek PADD App is a LCARS-sporting Trekkie's reference bible for the iPad
Gather around the iPad Trekkies, have we got a treat for you -- CBS Interactive has just unleashed the Star Trek PADD App. At its core is a deep database of information about the shows and movies, inc...
06:26 pm EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget Motorola Xoom sees Android 3.2 update, FCC-approved LTE module
Looks like a bona fide twofer when it comes to Xoom news this afternoon. Just as soon as we heard that Android 3.2 was rolling out to select Xoom WiFi tablets (as in, be patient if yours is still stuc...
06:02 pm EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget DARwin-OP, CHARLI-2 humanoids make history at RoboCup 2011, 'U-S-A!' chants ensue (video)
While most American sports fans were busy celebrating a World Cup victory over Brazil this weekend, an indubitably more compelling soccer tournament was drawing to a close in Istanbul -- site of RoboC...
05:40 pm EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget Transparent graphene speakers printed with inkjets, lo-fi musical windows are on their way
Add that magical material known as graphene to the list of things you can make with inkjet printers alongside OLEDs, solar panels, and light-bending metamaterials. Scientists at the Seoul National Uni...
05:18 pm EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget Xbox 360 pops up in Win 8 code, console game compatibility coming to the PC?
It's no secret that Microsoft is planning on integrating Xbox LIVE into Windows 8, but rumors are now swirling that Xbox 360 games might actually be playable on the next version of Redmond's OS. Refer...
05:09 pm EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget Netflix officially separates DVD, streaming pricing; $15.98 and up for both
Netflix hadn't hinted at any upcoming plans to change the services it offers, but NewTeeVee spotted an unadvertised DVD-only plan on its site a few days ago, and an anonymous tipster from within the c...
04:50 pm EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget HP TouchPad 4G coming to AT&T this summer, won't support LTE
Funny what a number can do, eh? Just last month, we heard that a 3G model of HP's TouchPad would be coming to AT&T this summer, and now we're being told that it'll actually be called the Touch...
04:50 pm EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget HP TouchPad 4G coming to AT&T this summer with 1.5GHz CPU, won't support LTE
Funny what a number can do, eh? Just last month, we heard that a 3G model of HP's TouchPad would be coming to AT&T this summer, and now we're being told that it'll actually be called the Touch...
04:32 pm EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget TiVo app jumps from iPad to iPhone, adds support for Series3 and HD DVRs
A magazine ad revealed it was on the way, and today TiVo came through by releasing a version of its remote app for the iPhone and iPod Touch. v1.5 does more than just get the existing iPad interface r...
04:09 pm EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget AT&T becomes the first telco to use energy-efficient Bloom Box servers, will power 11 sites in California
Remember Bloom Energy servers, those low-cost, energy-efficient fuel cells born out of a scrapped NASA project? The company made a splashy debut last year, starting with a spot on 60 Minutes and a...
03:46 pm EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget Google teases Photovine, slides back into image sharing
Remember when Google acquired Slide way back in 2010? A year after coasting smoothly down the chute into Mountain View, the social gaming company has finally begun to make a splash, launching Priz...
03:23 pm EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget LG Optimus Pro surfaces, dressed for your next business meeting (video)
Poor RIM -- everybody wants a piece of the BlackBerry pie, as the company attempts to maintain its position as the face of business-minded smartphones in an era ruled by iPhones and Android devices. I...
03:03 pm EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget Freescale expands its family of i.MX50 chips, goes beyond e-readers this time
We had a feeling that Freescale was onto something when it debuted the i.MX508, a system-on-a-chip that carried the promise of $150 e-readers (and the reality of $129 ones). Given that, we can see whe...
02:43 pm EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry Bold 9930 blows through the FCC, GSM and CDMA on board
It looks like the BlackBerry Bold 9930 just finagled its way through the FCC, indicating the touchscreen, portrait QWERTY handset may be nearing release. This globe-trotting sibling of the 9900 comes ...
02:41 pm EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget AT&T revamps global data packages, gives international travelers (slightly) more for their money
Let's face it: roaming internationally, particularly when it comes to mobile data, is a terrible decision. And we've got the breakdown to prove it. Thankfully for you, said decision just became margin...
02:20 pm EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget Netflix DVD-only unlimited plan appears, price for streaming and discs could jump to $16 per month
Netflix hadn't hinted at any upcoming plans to change the services it offers, but NewTeeVee spotted an unadvertised DVD-only plan on its site a few days ago, and an anonymous tipster from within the c...
02:00 pm EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget Zoom H2n portable recorder touts five internal mics, adjustable recording range
We'd hazard a guess that just a couple of things evolved in the portable audio world from the year 2007. That's when the original Zoom H2 SD launched, and it's become somewhat of a staple in the years...
01:45 pm EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget Samsung Romania's Twitter account either leaked the next Nexus or just reposted some blog rumors
So far rumors of the next Nexus phone have been mostly whispered and unverifiable, but they appeared to get a strong confirmation when confirmation and specs were spotted on the Samsung Romania Twitte...
01:30 pm EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget AT&T shipping HSPA+ LTE USBConnect Momentum 4G and Elevate 4G this summer
So, summertime it is. Not only is the livin' e-zee, but staying connected at an even higher rate of speed should be as well for those situated on Ma Bell's network. AT&T has just confirmed that a ...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget Panasonic intros rugged Toughbook H2 tablet, steps up to Core i5 and full-sized ports
When Panasonic unveiled the Toughbook H1 tablet last year, it at least got the tough part down pat. This Windows 7 slate had a magnesium alloy chassis and met the military's MIL-STD-810G standards for...
12:09 pm EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget Ben Heck's Xbox 360 automatic disc changer mod targets lazy gamers (video)
The latest creation from modder extraordinaire Benjamin J. Heckendorn? This mashup of an Xbox 360, Maker Faire-provided Arduino board and a Sony CD changer lets gamers play their entire collection...
11:43 am EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget It's official: Nortel patent sale approved by US and Canada
Nortel was just looking for some quick cash when the company put its 6,000 telecommunications patents up for auction. Then Google decided that IP would make a mighty fine troll deterrent, and started ...
11:43 am EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget It's official: Nortel patent sale approved by US and Canadian courts (updated)
Nortel was just looking for some quick cash when the company put its 6,000 telecommunications patents up for auction. Then Google decided that IP would make a mighty fine troll deterrent, and started ...
11:19 am EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget Bowers & Wilkins C5 iPhone headset oozes luxury into your ear canals for $180
Maybe you've wanted to step up your iPhone listening-game with Bowers & Wilkins P5 headphones Maybe its $300 price tag or supra-aural fit just weren't appealing. Well then, maybe you'll be pleased...
11:19 am EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget Bowers & Wilkins C5 headphones ooze luxury into your ear canals for $180
Maybe you've wanted to step up your iPhone listening-game with Bowers & Wilkins P5 headphones Maybe its $300 price tag or supra-aural fit just weren't appealing. Well then, maybe you'll be pleased...
10:02 am EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget Tokyoflash's Kisai Kaidoku LCD watch arrives 12 years too late for Neo, Trinity
There's something to be said about someone who'd rather strap an LCD full of words on their wrist instead of a tried-and-true pointer-based timepiece. Comically enough, that description is likely to f...
08:18 am EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget Social x-ray glasses can decode emotions, make your blind dates less awkward
You may consider yourself a world-class liar, but a new pair of "social x-ray" glasses could soon expose you for the fraud you really are. Originally designed for people suffering from autism, these ...
07:17 am EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget Pew: Smartphone owners increasingly ignoring other devices to get online
Some more fun phone facts from the folks at Pew: 83 percent of American adults own a cellphone, 35 percent have a smartphone, and 87 percent smartphone owners use their handset to browse the internet ...
06:14 am EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget Panasonic debuts UT-PB1 e-reader tablet, spices it with Android flavor (video)
Listen up, bibliophiles. Current e-readers don't have enough pizazz for ya? Panasonic's Japan-bound prototype e-book reader tablet may just be your fancy. According to DigInfo, the UT-PB1 was rece...
05:17 am EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget Cryptex flash drive uses combination lock sleeve, brings a whole new meaning to hardware encryption
256-bit AES not doing it for ya? Now you can replace that dedicated-processor encryption with actual mechanical hardware, thanks to the Cryptex flash drive and its five-wheel combination lock slee...
04:41 am EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget iOS 5 beta 3 already jailbroken, new features come to light
Who needs sleep, right? Rather than putting in the tried-and-true "eight hours" that your mum still insists that you get, you're going to be doing something a bit more adventurous this evening. So...
04:22 am EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) starts rolling out to Verizon's Droid Incredible 2
Messin' with hacked ROMs? Fuhgetaboutit. HTC's Droid Incredible 2 is finally getting the Android 2.3 it has long deserved, with the luckiest of Verizon Wireless subscribers seeing the update pushe...
04:01 am EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget AMD announces the Radeon HD 6990M, has some pointed words for NVIDIA
Here are five words you've heard before: "the world's fastest notebook GPU." Why, NVIDIA made just that claim two weeks ago, when it touted the GeForce GTX 580M as the nimblest card this side of Pluto...
03:17 am EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget Id co-founder: mobile devices will be as powerful as today's consoles within two years
Id Software has taken that whole "can it play Doom" challenge to heart in recent years, embracing the mobile space in a big way. Given the explosion of phone-based gaming, it's not hard to see why -- ...
02:44 am EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget Apple seeks patents for 3D and 'physics metaphor' gesture controls
aDeep in the stodgy bowels of the USPTO sits a folder full of Apple patent applications specifically for gesture controls. A few more pages from that expanding tome were just made public, and the conc...
02:19 am EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget PROTECT IP Act called unconstitutional by bipartisan group of law professors
Turns out Eric Schmidt is not alone in his vehement opposition to the PROTECT IP Act, and the resistance is hardly partisan. A group of over 100 law professors signed a letter (jointly authored by Mar...
01:41 am EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget Fossil won't ship the Meta Watch until August, Dick Tracy wannabes get antsy
Some of you with a James Bond complex might have been waiting on Fossil's Meta Watches, a duo of wristpieces that use Texas Instrument's CC2560 Bluetooth radio to pull in emails, Facebook updates, wea...
01:00 am EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget Maingear Clutch-15 gets upgraded with NVIDIA Optimus graphics switching
It's been a while since we last laid eyes on Maingear's fine looking Clutch-15, and while it's still rocking that sexy exterior, the latest iteration has a little surprise for you under the hood. With...
12:12 am EDT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Engadget NTT DoCoMo to power cellphone towers with renewable energy, tenderness
When they're not busy carving handsets out of teak (or rockin' out with their pupils), the folks over at NTT DoCoMo apparently focus their efforts on saving the environment. Next year, the Japanese pr...
11:30 pm EDT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Engadget Georgia Tech engineers pull energy out of atmospheric hat, go on electromagnetic scavenger hunt
Mankind's about to plunge into the depths of a wireless sensor-powering ether binge -- braincell annihilating vapors not included. Spearheaded by Georgia Institute of Technology's professor Manos Tent...
10:43 pm EDT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Engadget Bing Indoor Maps and Visual Voicemail shown in latest WP7 Mango demo videos
Steve Ballmer may have confessed during today's WPC keynote that Windows Phone 7's market share is still "very small," but it's obvious the team is doing monumental things with Mango. As the mobile OS...
10:19 pm EDT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Engadget Samsung's NC215s solar netbook up for pre-order at $399, NC110 follows at $329
It's hard to forget a face like this one, and if Samsung's NC215s solar netbook has been tickling your brain for the past few weeks, you'll likely be delighted to hear that you can pre-order one now f...
09:55 pm EDT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Engadget Mini Space Invaders arcade cabinet big on nostalgia, small in size
Always wanted an 80's arcade cabinet for your living room, but the square footage in your studio apartment won't cooperate with your gaming plans? Well, a master mini craftsman has created a seven...
09:33 pm EDT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Engadget Acer AC700 WiFi goes on sale, is your $350 ticket to the Chromebook club
Good niches don't come cheap, but while $350 isn't exactly a steal, Acer's new AC700 will, at the very least, get you into the wonderful cloud-based world of Chrome OS for a good deal less than, say, ...
09:06 pm EDT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Engadget Google Talk to use SRI technology for stabilizing video chats, revive Chatroulette
Okay, so maybe it's not the only reason that Chatroulette is due for a revival, but it certainly won't hurt matters. SRI Technology has just announced that it'll be providing image stabilization softw...
08:40 pm EDT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Engadget HP's Stephen DeWitt to lead webOS global business unit, Jon Rubinstein stepping aside
It's looking like there's a little shuffling happening at HP in the wake of the TouchPad's release -- and its somewhat less than flattering reception. The company has announced that Stephen DeWitt wil...
08:33 pm EDT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Engadget iDJ Live gives your iPad two turntables, microphone not included
Looking to get a more realistic feel from your Djay iOS app? Yeah, we suspected as much, and now Numark's giving you the ability to boost your street cred while spinnin' tracks in the club... or, ...
08:11 pm EDT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Engadget Apple may be looking to add another iPad manufacturer
We've heard that the next iteration of the iPad will be thinner, have a Retina Display, and will bring peace to the Middle East. Here's a rumor that's a little more mundane, and much more likely to be...
07:58 pm EDT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Engadget Sprint text messaging down, subscribers' thumbs left feeling unfulfilled
Having issues sending text messages today from your Sprint-enabled device? You're most certainly not alone. We've received a number of complaints from users indicating they can't TXT, while the co...
07:58 pm EDT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Engadget Sprint text messaging down, subscribers' thumbs left feeling unfulfilled (updated: back up)
Having issues sending text messages today from your Sprint-enabled device? You're most certainly not alone. We've received a number of complaints from users indicating they can't TXT, while the co...
07:27 pm EDT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Engadget HP Play music syncing service hits beta, bring your USB cable
Hey, wouldn't it be great if you could sync your music collection across your HDD and all your mobile devices? Ahem, we know what you're thinking. Nevertheless, HP clearly feels the need to play a...
07:12 pm EDT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Engadget Comcast Xfinity TV app updated for Honeycomb Android tablets, Gingerbread phones and on iOS
Comcast's Xfinity TV app made its tablet debut on the iPad last year and now it's finally ready for Android tablets too. The most recent update on the Android market adds a Honeycomb version with remo...
06:51 pm EDT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Engadget Google introducing 'zoom to fill screen' option on a 'near-future' version of Honeycomb
Having a big, 1280 x 800 10.1-inch screen is just no good if your favorite old Android apps haven't been updated to use it. Ideally all devs would tweak their products to properly light up those pixel...
06:29 pm EDT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Engadget iOS 5 beta 3 comes out of the oven, brings new fixes and toggles to the table
Ready for a newly refined recipe for the next flavor of iOS? After dropping iOS 5 beta 2 on us on June 24th, Apple has now unleashed beta 3, meaning those with sensitive taste buds (and developer ...
06:22 pm EDT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Engadget Microsoft's Steve Ballmer says '400 million Windows 7 licenses sold'
So much for not keeping pace, huh? We heard back in June of last year that Microsoft had blown through 150 million Windows 7 licenses, and just a few months later, it had surpassed 240 million. At...
06:12 pm EDT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Engadget NASA's Cassini can hear it when lightning crashes on Saturn
Some folks can fall asleep to the calming pitter patter of gentle rain. Yeah, we're not those people. But we could be swayed into a somnolent stupor if those sounds came from epic storms -- on Saturn....
05:50 pm EDT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Engadget HTC Status ships July 17th, currently in a pre-order relationship with AT&T
Following the usual leak + wait-and-see saga, AT&T has today confirmed that it'll be the exclusive home to one half of HTC's Facebook-infused duo. The so-called Status will be making its way ...
05:34 pm EDT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Engadget Cisco boosts stadium WiFi, makes MLB slightly more tolerable for the internet-obsessed (video)
Anyone who's been in a packed stadium or concert venue knows better than to expect to be able to browse the web or even check email, unless of course your device happens to be compatible with a certai...
05:10 pm EDT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Engadget Android-friendly Samsung CTO abandons ship for Citigroup
Android lost a major ally at Samsung Mobile this week, with the departure of Omar Khan. The CTO is leaving the hardware manufacturer for the industry analyst side of things, joining Citigroup's mobile...
04:45 pm EDT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Engadget iRiver Story HD becomes first Google eBooks-integrated e-reader, won't be the last
We aren't exactly lacking for digital bookstores, but Google's eBooks offering is indeed one of the slickest around. And evidently, it's not in nearly as many places as the marketers in Mountain View ...
04:23 pm EDT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Engadget 3G ASUS Eee Pad Transformer spotted online, priced starting at 499 euros
By this time, hopefully, all of you who were on the hunt for a Transformer finally got your mitts on one. If you were holding out for the 3G version, though, you can stop fidgeting -- it's already bee...
04:10 pm EDT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Engadget Google+ runs out of disk space, floods inboxes with notification spam
If you're one of the lucky ones who landed themselves a Google+ account, you might have felt a little less fortunate when your inbox was bombarded by repeated notifications. Vic Gundotra, the Goo...
04:09 pm EDT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray swings through FCC donning AT&T bands
We've known it as both the Urushi and the ST18a, but Sony Ericsson's latest handset was just "accepted" over at the FCC as the Xperia Ray, getting the fed green-light with a full set of photos to boot...
04:00 pm EDT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Engadget Google+ runs out of disk space, floods inboxes with notification spam
If you're one of the lucky ones who landed themselves a Google+ account, you might have felt a little less fortunate when your inbox was bombarded by repeated notifications. Vic Gundotra, the Goo...
03:37 pm EDT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Engadget British researchers design a million-chip neural network 1100 as complex as your brain
If you want some idea of the complexity of the human brain, consider this: a group of British universities plans to link as many as a million ARM processors in order to simulate just a small fraction ...
03:05 pm EDT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Engadget Apple files second ITC patent infringement complaint against HTC
Nothing like a little legalese to take the edge off on a Monday, eh? Just months after Apple smacked HTC with an ITC complaint, it looks as if the company's doing the same thing again. As if one o...
02:54 pm EDT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry Internet Service 4.1 coming October 8th, priming inboxes for the greater good?
To some it's just a point release, but to others it's much, much more. If the leaked documentation gathered by N4BB.com is correct, the 4.1 release of BlackBerry Internet Service is coming down the pi...
02:03 pm EDT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S II gets torn down, found to be just as beautiful on the inside
Here's a tidbit of interest: it took the moving of three million Galaxy S IIs before we saw a bona fide teardown. But hey -- maybe this thing's just too darn delightful to crack open for the sake of c...
01:09 pm EDT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Engadget Archos sends the A70S2 tablet through the FCC, tells us nothing in the process
You'd think after unveiling a duo of Android 3.1 slates along with a bare-bones model Archos would have washed its hands of tablets for at least a couple months, right? Of course not -- the French...
12:00 pm EDT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Engadget Alienware adds jitter-killing Killer Wireless-N technology to M18x, M17x, M14x and M11x
And this, friends, is how you make the leap into the mainstream. Bigfoot Networks has been toiling away in an effort to get its gaming-optimized networking guts into just about everything -- there's a...
12:00 pm EDT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Engadget Clickfree trots out C6 Easy Imaging backup hard drives, takes 'em to 2TB
Your favorite no-touch backup company's coming back around again, this time with yet another HDD to tempt your paranoia. Clickfree's newest backup solution is the C6 Easy Imaging, capable of holding b...
11:13 am EDT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Engadget Calling for tech support? IBM's Watson might be on the other end
Watson may have Jeopardy! and the medical realm under lock, but retail / service industries? Not yet, but soon. Very soon. According to a new piece in Hemispheres Magazine, IBM's now looking to sh...
10:45 am EDT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Engadget Clear Spot 4G sails through the FCC, heading to WiMAX territories soon
Remember that Clear Spot 4G that was unveiled a fortnight or so ago? Hello, again! The so-called WIXFMM-122 has just made its way into the FCC's blossoming database, boasting 4G-only hotspot funct...
08:27 am EDT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Engadget Steve Jobs impersonator officiates mock keynote, hawks Taiwanese tea (video)
Well, there's clearly no better way to legitimize any new product than to have a faux Steve Jobs hawking it on-stage, in front of dozens of applauding mock journalists, with a 20-foot iPad 2 projected...
06:39 am EDT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Engadget NTT showcases next-gen 802.11ac wireless LAN solution, hopes for near-term commercialization
NTT DoCoMo's never been one to back down from the future, and some might say this carrier is actually already living in 2012. You know -- Land of the Rising Sun and all. At any rate, its latest foray ...
05:15 am EDT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Engadget Acer's C110 and C112 pico projectors aim to please, travel well
Ah, the pico projector. An idea that flourished if but for a moment, but never really hit that critical mass that CE companies yearn for. Evidently that matters not to Acer, who has decided to kick ou...
03:58 am EDT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Engadget iMAME4All gains experimental support for iCade, iOS gamers gain infinite happiness
Guess what, emulation junkies? iMAME4All, a staple amongst retro iOS gamers, can now support iCade. Thanks to one Todd Laney, there's now a 3.5MB download that'll bring the joys of iCade to a rela...
02:31 am EDT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Engadget How would you change HTC's Arrive?
We know, we know: Mango. But outside of wishing for Microsoft's most significant update yet to Windows Phone 7, we're curious to know how else you'd change the HTC Arrive. Your pickings are slim for W...
02:15 am EDT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Engadget HTC rolling out unlocked bootloaders to select phones in August
HTC is rocking the world this Sunday evening with an announcement on its Facebook page, stating that, as promised, it's ready to begin rolling out unlocked bootloaders to the global HTC Sensation in A...
12:28 am EDT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Engadget Lenovo U1 tablet arrives at FCC, finally
Well, hello there little guy. Did you get lost on your way to production? Many, many moons since we got our first hands-on with the thing it looks like the Lenovo U1 has found the way to retail re...
11:03 pm EDT - Sun, July 10, 2011
Engadget Microsoft Explorer Touch Mouse quietly revealed, touts BlueTrack and haptic feedback
Microsoft's Touch Mouse? Yeah, you've heard of that. But have you caught wind of its Explorer Touch Mouse? Nah, we didn't think so. In fact, neither had Pocket-lint, but they stumbled across t...
10:15 pm EDT - Sun, July 10, 2011
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: bionic eyeglasses, renewable energy island, and a hybrid Popemobile
Technology wired the human body in incredible new ways this week as Inhabitat reported that a paralyzed Japanese man embarked upon an adventure through France with the aid of a robotic exoskeleton. We...
09:34 pm EDT - Sun, July 10, 2011
Engadget Switched On: Wanting webOS
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.The last Switched On discussed why HP could have more success licensing webOS than Palm or PalmSource ever did with wit...
07:28 pm EDT - Sun, July 10, 2011
Engadget European Space Agency creates one billion pixel camera, calls her GAIA
When we hear the name GAIA, our memory automatically zooms back to the Whoopi Goldberg-voiced Mother Earth from Captain Planet. This isn't that GAIA, but it does have to do with planets. Back at the t...
06:17 pm EDT - Sun, July 10, 2011
Engadget Google pulls co.cc subdomains from search, brings our global malware nightmare to an end
Google's been on a creative tear lately, rolling out new products and revamping older ones. But there's a reason the phrase "search giant" is synonymous with Big G, and it's always working to return b...
06:11 pm EDT - Sun, July 10, 2011
Engadget Nyko Zoom gives space-limited Kinect users more room on August 23
Maybe you're one of the lucky few who have plenty of space where 65-inch televisions are barely big enough to outfit your palatial estate. If so, we hate you (not really). Or perhaps you're like us at...
05:27 pm EDT - Sun, July 10, 2011
Engadget HDMI group reportedly putting a stop to Mini DisplayPort-to-HDMI adapters
If you've been thinking about buying a one piece Mini DisplayPort-to-HDMI cable to bring vids from your Macbook to an HDTV, you may want to get it now. According to a report from TechRadar, the group ...
04:00 pm EDT - Sun, July 10, 2011
Engadget Insert Coin: Prosthetic eye digital camera (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...
01:00 pm EDT - Sun, July 10, 2011
Engadget Pokemon headed to iOS, Android, Nintendo still doesn't give a Jigglypuff about casual gaming
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata made no bones about his disdain for casual mobile gaming during his keynote at GDC earlier this year. According to the executive, Nintendo will sustain itself with the ...
10:28 am EDT - Sun, July 10, 2011
Engadget Element5's Mini L Solarbag brings eco-friendly energy, protection to your iPad
Modern day solar bags are more about looks than utility -- the energy conversion rates on those things aren't exactly jaw-dropping -- but if it comes between a generic satchel and one that's Ma Earth-...
07:00 am EDT - Sun, July 10, 2011
Engadget Objet260 Connex makes 3D printing cheaper, feasible for cramped offices
Waiting for a 3D printer you can actually -- you know -- afford? Well, unfortunately the wait isn't over, but we're certainly getting closer with Objet's 260 Connex. The latest offering can still ...
03:58 am EDT - Sun, July 10, 2011
Engadget Fukushima plant operator uses modded robot vacuum to suck up radioactive dirt (video)
A few months ago, back when Japan was freshly reeling from that devastating earthquake and tsunami, it became obvious that robots could help survey radiation levels in Fukushima, even if they were pow...
02:43 am EDT - Sun, July 10, 2011
Engadget Ask Engadget: does any gaming laptop have decent battery life?
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 Patrick, who needs to help his ...
12:44 am EDT - Sun, July 10, 2011
Engadget New Kurt Vile video shot with Windows Phone handset (video)
This certainly isn't the first music video we've seen shot with a smartphone. And whether or not it's the first one shot entirely on a Windows Phone device is almost beside the point. What really make...
10:09 pm EDT - Sat, July 9, 2011
Engadget Curtis Boirum's robotic car makes omnidirectional dreams come true (video)
Let's face it: you've probably never met a hemispherical omnidirectional gimbaled wheel that you didn't like. Neither has Curtis Boirum, a grad student at Bradley University. The aforesaid whiz kid ha...
09:31 pm EDT - Sat, July 9, 2011
Engadget Nao robot grabs a head-mounted camera, puts your photographic skills to shame
You see, herein lies the problem. At a glance, Nao looks humane. Even kind. In fact, it's bruited that he's helped on a few missions in his day. But underneath, he's a cold-blooded talent snatcher, an...
08:35 pm EDT - Sat, July 9, 2011
Engadget Apple coughing up $8 million to Personal Audio in iPod playlist settlement
Ah, the Eastern District of Texas. Home to tumbleweeds, free range cattle and boatloads of patent trolls. Personal Audio, a patent licensing company with a highfalutin' facility in Beaumont, Texas has...
06:15 pm EDT - Sat, July 9, 2011
Engadget Kingston Wi-Drive wireless storage for iOS review (video)
With nearly 350,000 apps and counting, the iPhone's maximum capacity of 32GB doesn't allow you to even scratch the surface of the App Store's catalog. Throw in an HD movie, some TV episodes, hundreds ...
04:00 pm EDT - Sat, July 9, 2011
Engadget Nike+ GPS social update may make people run from your Twitter, Facebook accounts
Nike this week rolled out updates to its Nike+ GPS app, including bug fixes and an auto-calibration feature, which should help improve the accuracy of your run. Also on-board are social features,...
02:03 pm EDT - Sat, July 9, 2011
Engadget Crescent's Immersive Digital Entertainment VR: it's like a Virtual Boy that you wear
From what we've gathered in the video just below the break, the graphical capabilities aren't terribly impressive on Crescent's Immersive Digital Entertainment VR system, but really -- who cares? ...
10:49 am EDT - Sat, July 9, 2011
Engadget Pioneer's SE-CL331 earbuds are just begging to be washed
The first-ever earbuds designed to be drenched they aren't, but they just might be one of the first to actually be "washable." Sure enough, Pioneer's new SE-CL331 headphones ($59.99) -- available in w...
08:22 am EDT - Sat, July 9, 2011
Engadget Joseph Holmes photographs punctilious texters in NYC, encourages you to have a peek
Have you ever texted? Have you ever been photographed while texting? Were you in the vicinity of New York City, USA? If so, you may be one of the crowd in Joseph Holmes' newest art composi...
06:04 am EDT - Sat, July 9, 2011
Engadget Verizon pushes latest Thunderbolt update: solves reboot issues, kills free mobile hotspot
Don't act like Verizon didn't warn you: for Thunderbolt owners who see an available software update pop up on their phone this evening, they'll be placed squarely between a rock and a towering boulder...
05:23 am EDT - Sat, July 9, 2011
Engadget Nokia Perks leaked, ready to take on Groupon (video)
If you're looking to score deals and discounts online you've got plenty of choices -- Groupon, LivingSocial, GiltCity, Google Offers -- and yet, Nokia seems to think the world needs one more such serv...
05:00 am EDT - Sat, July 9, 2011
Engadget Electronic Instant Camera at least gets the 'electronic' and 'camera' parts right (video)
It's hard to imagine in this era of instant electronic gratification, but patience used to be a virtue, and sitting still for three or so minutes while a magic box printed up an image of our likenesse...
03:46 am EDT - Sat, July 9, 2011
Engadget Kinect hack promises you'll wear flowery skirts, and you'll like it (video)
Don't be shy now: which of you doesn't love raiding your mother's closet and trying on her paisley dresses and velour tracksuits? That's more or less the idea behind Virtual Dressing Room, a Kinec...
03:46 am EDT - Sat, July 9, 2011
Engadget Kinect app promises you'll wear flowery skirts, and you'll like it (video)
Don't be shy now: which of you doesn't love raiding your mother's closet and trying on her paisley dresses and velour tracksuits? That's more or less the idea behind Virtual Dressing Room, a Kinec...
02:25 am EDT - Sat, July 9, 2011
Engadget Sony MiniDisc Walkman to stop spinning in September (video)
Aside from with a handful of stateside early adopters (and a few million others in Japan) eager to embrace any new technology, Sony's rather extensive line of MiniDisc Walkmans never had a chance to d...
01:32 am EDT - Sat, July 9, 2011
Engadget Turtle Beach Xbox Chat Adapter gets the hands-on treatment, admirably untethers talkative gamers
Back at E3, Turtle Beach unveiled its wire-ridding Xbox 360 Bluetooth Chat Adapter bundled with its XP500 headset (a re-badged PX5), but there were no accounts of how the dongle performed. That's now ...
12:47 am EDT - Sat, July 9, 2011
Engadget Spotify may launch next week in US, finally stop crushing hopes and dreams
After countless teases and broken dreams, Spotify finally seems about ready to launch here in the US. Earlier this week the streaming media service debuted a landing page for hopeful American customer...
12:01 am EDT - Sat, July 9, 2011
Engadget Dell Peju tablet leaked, docking station and all (video)
Well, well -- what have we here? If you'll recall, we heard that Dell was scheming to one-up its own Streak line with a so-called Peju introduction sometime in 2011. Looks like we're drawing ever ...
10:41 pm EDT - Fri, July 8, 2011
Engadget Space shuttle's final voyage will include recycling urine into sports drink, crafting hilarious brand name
Just because the space shuttle Atlantis is on its final mission, that doesn't mean NASA's run out of cool experiments. Its latest example? A shiny silver bag -- consciously inspired by the "stills...
09:36 pm EDT - Fri, July 8, 2011
Engadget Swype unofficially makes its way to iOS, slides in via Jailbreak radar
Did you finally use JailbreakMe to free your iPhone? Well, if you're also sick of pecking at its virtual keyboard, then Andrew Liu's new Swype iOS port may pique your interest. Although the app's...
09:36 pm EDT - Fri, July 8, 2011
Engadget Unofficial Swype port makes its way to iOS, slides in via Jailbreak radar
Did you finally use JailbreakMe to free your iPhone? Well, if you're also sick of pecking at its virtual keyboard, then Andrew Liu's new Swype iOS port may pique your interest. Although the app's...
08:49 pm EDT - Fri, July 8, 2011
Engadget Verizon: unlimited 3G customers can upgrade to 4G, keep data pack and grab $30 tethering
Good Great news for those who managed to snag one of Verizon Wireless' unlimited data plans before they took off into the night earlier this week: if you're rocking a 3G smartphone, you can eventually...
08:27 pm EDT - Fri, July 8, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry PlayBook gets arrested, finds itself toggling light bars in a police car (video)
Look, there's no question that Canada looks out for its own, but if you reckoned that it also let everything slide... well, think again. One D&R Electronics has apparently thrown a BlackBerry Play...
07:04 pm EDT - Fri, July 8, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile's myTouch 4G Slide shows off its camera chops (video)
We've known since its recent announcement that T-Mobile's myTouch 4G Slide will be a mobile photographer's delight and now we get to see the camera UI in action on video. As a quick reminder, the carr...
05:48 pm EDT - Fri, July 8, 2011
Engadget AT&T launches USBConnect Force 4G USB modem, offers it for zilch on contract
You'd better be darn sure AT&T's data service is solid in your neck of the woods before making the leap, but if you've managed to survive this long sans a USB WWAN dongle... well, here's your chan...
05:02 pm EDT - Fri, July 8, 2011
Engadget Droid 3 sadly shipping with locked bootloader
Well, we hate to be the bearers of bad news but, looks like the Droid 3 will not be shipping with the unlocked bootloader Motorola promised us. According to a Motorola support forum manager the latest...
04:08 pm EDT - Fri, July 8, 2011
Engadget Apple seeks to spruce up the real world with interactive augmented reality, has the patent apps to prove it
When we go somewhere new, we wish we could spend more time taking in the sights and less time looking at our phone for directions and info about our surroundings. Apple's well aware of this conundrum,...
03:00 pm EDT - Fri, July 8, 2011
Engadget The end of an era: what the space shuttle means to Engadget
It's hard to even believe these words, but they're true: the last scheduled US space shuttle launch happens today. What started as a frenetic race to another world has ended as program that will forev...
02:00 pm EDT - Fri, July 8, 2011
Engadget Engadget Podcast 247 - 07.08.2011
BW, LON is our new favorite abbreviation. In addition to kind of looking like something you'd type into a graphing calculator, it also means means big week, lots of news: in the hardware department, w...
01:12 pm EDT - Fri, July 8, 2011
Engadget ISP's agree on Copyright Alert System, plan to notify you to death for piracy infringements
Too little, too late, we're afraid. For the past decade or so, the RIAA (amongst others) have spent every waking hour figuring out how to best sue and frighten every internet-connected human that even...
12:34 pm EDT - Fri, July 8, 2011
Engadget Pioneer's AVIC-ZHO9-MEV, the first satnav for hypermilers
Are you the switched-on environmental type who plans your Prius journey around how much air resistance you're likely to encounter on the way to Whole Foods? Rejoice! Now you can stop worrying and ...
11:47 am EDT - Fri, July 8, 2011
Engadget ASUS delays Eee Pad Slider, stretches the definition of 'soon'
That promised May release for the Eee Pad Slider shifted to a rather more ambiguous "soon" a little over a month ago, and now we're sad to report it's moving further back still. ASUS has an update on ...
11:16 am EDT - Fri, July 8, 2011
Engadget Western Digital's My Book Studio jumps to 3TB, dons Mac-approved brushed aluminum garb
Hard to say how long WD's going to keep its My Book line a-churnin', but when you've got a good thing going.... The outfit has just announced a gently refreshed version of its My Book Studio, now avai...
10:23 am EDT - Fri, July 8, 2011
Engadget Crayola ColorStudio HD app for iPad swipes its way to your child's heart
The iPad is not childproof. It's fragile and expensive and we can't imagine why you'd want to hand it over willy nilly to your kids. That said, if you've got money to burn and don't mind letting small...
09:08 am EDT - Fri, July 8, 2011
Engadget Toshiba unveils new CMOS sensor, flaunts smaller pixels
Hoping your next smartphone will have more megapixels while being even thinner than the last? Us too, but we're not known to skimp on image quality -- an unfortunate conundrum of squishing more pi...
07:54 am EDT - Fri, July 8, 2011
Engadget Mitsubishi i-MiEV goes cheaper and further in Japan, scores 112 MPGe in the US of A
We're still waiting for our first i-MiEV deliveries here in the US and in Japan they're already prepping new variations on the tiny electric car for the 2012 model year. One, the M, goes the budget ro...
06:41 am EDT - Fri, July 8, 2011
Engadget YouTube Cosmic Panda experiment adds darker UI, lots of spit and polish
It's a more rounded and sports a little more chrome than Google's recent redesign efforts, but the new YouTube Cosmic Panda experiment does bring the darker UI elements and polished feel of Google&plu...
05:33 am EDT - Fri, July 8, 2011
Engadget LG slashes sales targets, struggling in the smartphone market
LG has had a rough go of it recently. Its phones haven't exactly wowed reviewers, and even the ones that do impress turn out to have major bugs that send customers running to other manufacturers. In t...
04:12 am EDT - Fri, July 8, 2011
Engadget Ultrawideband tech could connect your body to doctors, bring Tricorders to the mainstream
The academic paper 'Experimental Characterization of a UWB Channel for Body Area Networks' won't reshape your mental state, but that's because academic papers are rarely titled 'OMG. Tricorders!'. A t...
03:17 am EDT - Fri, July 8, 2011
Engadget Google+ recommends that businesses hold back for now, says current offering is consumer-focused
So, Johnson & Johnson -- you're a male, right? If you've tried looping your business into Google+, you may have noticed that it's not exactly setup for that right now. In case you didn't,...
02:07 am EDT - Fri, July 8, 2011
Engadget LightSquared creates rural America intitiative, promises to be more help than hindrance
With GPS interference issues now resolved, LightSquared's going back to the farm to reassure rural America it means no harm. The wholesale-only 4G LTE service that already signed up a plethora of part...
02:07 am EDT - Fri, July 8, 2011
Engadget LightSquared creates rural America initiative, promises to be more help than hindrance
With GPS interference issues now resolved, LightSquared's going back to the farm to reassure rural America it means no harm. The wholesale-only 4G LTE service that already signed up a plethora of part...
01:14 am EDT - Fri, July 8, 2011
Engadget Lenovo IdeaPad K1's videos pair easy listening with helpful how-to's (video)
Know what really sells a Honeycomb-based tablet? No, not its 10.1-inch display, Tegra 2 processor, nor those 32GBs of storage space -- it's the background music, man. Someone in Lenovo's marketing...
12:29 am EDT - Fri, July 8, 2011
Engadget Navy tests bacteria-powered hydrogen fuel cell, could start monitoring your underwater fight club
Microbial fuel cells aren't exactly new, but microbial fuel cells scouring the ocean floor? Now that's an initiative we can get behind. The Naval Research Laboratory is currently toying around wit...
11:49 pm EDT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Engadget Kingston's iOS-lovin' Wi-Drive wireless storage device hops into FCC database
You know what that means, right? It means that Kingston's on track for keeping its "July" release promise for the above-pictured Wi-Drive. For those who missed our preview last month, this is esse...
11:03 pm EDT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Engadget Augen mysteriously dies, dirt-cheap Android tablets can't keep it afloat
Tragic. Just tragic. It seems like just yesterday we were dashing to our local Kmart in hopes of securing one of the hottest, most demanded products on the market. First, it was the $99 GenBook, and d...
10:39 pm EDT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Engadget Motorola Titanium coming to Sprint on July 24th for $149, still stubbornly rocking Eclair
When Motorola took the wraps off it's rugged Titanium in May it left out a pair of pretty crucial details -- namely price and release date. Thankfully, our friends over at Sprintfeed scored some detai...
10:17 pm EDT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Engadget Toshiba Thrive in stock at Newegg, is ready to ship free to your door
You'll need to wait until Sunday to get your hands on a Toshiba Thrive at Best Buy, but the Honeycomb slate is ready to head out Newegg's door, with free shipping to boot. $430 nets you an 8GB tablet ...
10:17 pm EDT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Engadget Toshiba Thrive in stock at Newegg and Amazon, is ready to ship free to your door
You'll need to wait until Sunday to get your hands on a Toshiba Thrive at Best Buy, but the Honeycomb slate is ready to head out Newegg's door, with free shipping to boot. $430 nets you an 8GB tablet ...
09:50 pm EDT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Engadget Facebook Vibes outed in video calling code, related music service seems a lock
You never really know what you're onto until you look, but who knew "looking" involved "digging through source code?" Software guru Jeff Rose had his curiosity piqued yesterday with the proper lau...
09:25 pm EDT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Engadget Xperia Arc hits the US unlocked and ready for action
The Xperia Arc is one the best handsets we've seen from Sony Ericsson, but US consumers have had to sit by and watch as the thing popped up in other markets around the world -- until now, that is. The...
09:01 pm EDT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Engadget Apple iOS 4.3.4 software update may fix iPhone hole, block PDF jailbreak
Remember that PDF exploit from last year that JailbreakMe 2.0 was using to unlock your iPhone with just a few taps? Well, Apple patched it. And now it's apparently back. According to the Wall Stre...
08:30 pm EDT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Podcast, live at 5:00PM ET!
Engadget founder Peter Rojas had such a blast on the last episode of The Engadget Show that he's taken up Tim and Brian's offer to lend his voice to this week's podcast. We'll be talking more about th...
08:16 pm EDT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Engadget Roger's first LTE network is live in Ottawa, aims to become fastest in North America
Good news for those of you waiting for Roger's first LTE network launch in Ottawa, Canada: it happened. Ottawa's LTE debut now puts Rogers firmly at the top of the heap amongst its chief rivals Bell a...
08:16 pm EDT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Engadget Rogers' first LTE network is live in Ottawa, aims to become fastest in North America
Good news for those of you waiting for Rogers' first LTE network launch in Ottawa, Canada: it happened. Ottawa's LTE debut now puts Rogers firmly at the top of the heap amongst its chief rivals Bell a...
07:49 pm EDT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Engadget Motorola's LTE-infused Xoom 2 tablet caught skipping through the FCC?
There's nothing but a photo, a few dimensions and confirmation that LTE / CDMA radios are onboard, but it's sure looking like the device linked down in the source is Motorola's elusive followup to the...
07:26 pm EDT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Engadget Visualized: 130 years of GE innovation, accentuated with 130-year old Instagram filters
It may not pay any taxes, but General Electric sure knows how to use an iPhone 4 to upload photos to Tumblr. Hit the source link for a boatload of other shots that probably are as old as they look. Bu...
07:14 pm EDT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Engadget HP TouchPad parts analyzed, manufacturing cost similar to the iPad 2
We know what's inside the TouchPad and we know just what it's like to live with the culmination of those parts, and now Isuppli is doing its best to figure out just what those individual components se...
07:00 pm EDT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Engadget iPhone 5 4S: the rumor roundup
It's July, there is no new iPhone, and the analysts are restless. This time last year, Apple had already announced and begun shipping the iPhone 4 -- in fact, every single previous model has been anno...
06:42 pm EDT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Engadget MSI's Brazos-powered WindPad 110w tablet officially up for pre-order, ships August 1st
It happened once before, but now it's in stone: MSI has just come clean with its WindPad 110w pre-order, with $599.99 grabbing you a place in line. For those who've forgotten, that price premium nets ...
06:20 pm EDT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Engadget Apple files ITC request to block import of select Samsung devices
And with that, yet another punch is thrown. The slugfest that is Apple vs. Samsung is getting uglier by the minute, as each one pushes the other's buttons in a presumed effort to get paid (or get the ...
05:57 pm EDT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Engadget Cornell University's microscopic camera makes photos with mathematics
Megapixel, megaschmixel -- we're more impressed when camera tech goes the opposite way and shrinks down. A happy byproduct of his neural mapping research, Patrick Gill and his Cornell University team ...
05:24 pm EDT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Engadget iPhone 4 SLR Mount lets you shoot 5-megapixel photos with your $3,000 lens
So you flew around the world for a photo assignment, camera bag packed full of high-end lenses, but forgot the DSLR on the kitchen counter. Not to worry! You never leave home without your iPhone 4 and...
04:56 pm EDT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Engadget Apple patent apps describe 'smart' pens for notetaking and long-distance doodling
Apple's knack for filing patent applications has struck again, offering a pair of digital pens that could become a competitive one-up for HTC's Scribe pen. Both filed apps revealed by the USPTO involv...
04:22 pm EDT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Engadget Samsung Series 3 and new Series 9 available for pre-order at J&R
We haven't even seen an official announcement yet regarding Samsung's Series 3 laptops and, already, one has popped up for pre-order at J&R. When we manhandled the 12.1-inch model at Digital Exper...
03:56 pm EDT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Engadget WiFi Xoom sheds $100, could stand to lose a few more Benjamins
Oh Xoom, you're but a few months old -- still only a babe -- and Motorola already has you on a diet. Sure, maybe it was a mistake to jump right into the deep end where big boys play, but you had to tr...
03:33 pm EDT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Engadget Samsung's Q2 profit drops 26 percent due to sluggish TV sales, demand for phones explodes
You may or may not have noticed, but we're once again in the thick of earnings season, and today Samsung's in the hot seat. The company has reported that its second-quarter profit fell 26 percent year...
03:03 pm EDT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Engadget Verizon's automated SMS alerts will remind you of your newly tiered mobile lifestyle
It's clear that after killing off unlimited smartphone data plans, Verizon realized it had a walloping PR mess to clean up. Alas, the carrier isn't budging on its decision to impose usage-based plans,...
02:47 pm EDT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Engadget Aluminum Keyboard Buddy Case cloaks your iPad 2 in a MacBook Air duvet
Your friends may think that's a MacBook Air sitting on your coffee table -- but they'd be wrong and would deserve to be ridiculed. Taking its aesthetic cue from the Zaggmate, MIC's new Aluminum Keyboa...
02:18 pm EDT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Engadget iPass wants a world of interconnected WiFi, a roaming 'renaissance'
Some ideas are undeniably sensible, and zero-click WiFi roaming across carriers and countries is one of them. That's why iPass has set itself the unenviable but likely profitable task of convincing gl...
01:56 pm EDT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Engadget Acer starts rolling out Android 3.1 update for the Iconia Tab A500
Almost on schedule, Acer has started pushing out an update for its Iconia Tab A500 that will upgrade the 10-inch slate to Android 3.1. If you'll recall, the update actually leaked late last month, but...
01:31 pm EDT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Engadget Leaf sales outpacing the Volt, winning the fight for American garage space
According to Automobile, Nissan is winning the race to put the most electric cars in American driveways, selling 3,875 Leafs in the first six months of 2011, while Chevy only managed to put 2,754 Volt...
01:05 pm EDT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Engadget App Store hits 15 billion downloads, $2.5 billion paid by Apple to developers
It's hard to believe that the App Store has only been around for three years, but it's easy to believe that its successes are many. Very, very many. Apple has just announced that it has rolled over th...
12:44 pm EDT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Engadget Nintendo 3DS accused of infringing on two-dimensional Tomita patent
Watch out, Mario, the Lawyer Bros. are after you again. This time it's Tomita Technologies and the patent in question is number 7,417,664, "Stereoscopic Image Picking Up and Display System Based Upon ...
12:20 pm EDT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Engadget Steve Ballmer to deliver CES keynote, Windows 8 will be the real star
It's hard to believe, but with the show still six months away, we're already getting bombarded with CES-related e-mail. We do have one piece of intriguing news to report at this early stage of the gam...
12:00 pm EDT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Engadget Gateway updates its ID and NV laptops with USB 3.0, Sandy Bridge and Llano internals
Acer's had its day (or two) unveiling back-to-school laptops, and now it's its sister brand Gateway's turn. The outfit just announced the 15.6-inch NV series and the 14-inch ID47, both of which includ...
11:31 am EDT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Engadget Time Warner Cable iPad app hates jailbreaks, loves gratuitous quotes
If you're one of the proud and the brave who have sampled the latest wares of the crew behind JailbreakMe on your iPad, you'd be well advised to not update your TWCable TV app. We received the above s...
11:31 am EDT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Engadget Time Warner Cable iPad app hates jailbreaks, loves gratuitous quotes (updated)
If you're one of the proud and the brave who have sampled the latest wares of the crew behind JailbreakMe on your iPad, you'd be well advised to not update your TWCable TV app. We received the above s...
10:43 am EDT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Engadget Apple's request for preliminary injunction denied, Amazon's Appstore needs no alias
Remember when Apple sued Amazon, claiming the online retailer was infringing its "App Store" trademark? To stop Bezos and his boys from using the "Appstore" moniker for their Amazonian Android Mar...
10:14 am EDT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Engadget Nielsen: majority of US app purchases are games, iOS users play twice as long
Apparently, folks in the US love gaming on their mobile devices and really don't mind forking over dead presidents to do so. That's according to a recent 30-day study by Nielsen pertaining to apps acr...
09:34 am EDT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Engadget Motorola Droid 3 up for order, helps to usher in Verizon's new data plans
What better way to open a new era of limited, tiered data plans than to bring it on back to the QWERTY slider that had a huge part in starting the Android revolution? That phone was the original D...
09:05 am EDT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Engadget Plush camera lens pillows get you through the night, koala hug approved
Here's something you can curl up with after those long winter... photoshoots? Straight out of the there's something for everyone department comes a trio of plush toy camera lenses -- in Nikon 35mm...
08:12 am EDT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Engadget MSI unveils Z68A-GD80 (G3) PCI Express 3.0 motherboard
The long-awaited debut of PCI Express 3.0 is finally here, and it's come aboard MSI's Z68A-GD80 (G3) motherboard. Rocking Intel's latest design standard, this board's packing two PCIe 3.0 -- one x16 a...
06:46 am EDT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Engadget Panasonic's Viera Connect developer portal opens to eager TV app creators
Panasonic has already lured some big names to its Viera Connect platform, like MLB and Hulu, now the company is opening up to smaller devs who want to see their creations blown up for the big screen w...
05:22 am EDT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Engadget Microsoft tells Japanese gaming division to try, try again
Turns out, the home of Mario and Sonic is still a tough world to penetrate for Microsoft's gaming division, despite its near-decade presence in the market. While homegrown Nintendo and Sony products r...
04:07 am EDT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Engadget Not for sale: Every PlayStation 2 game ever made, sealed and in mint condition
Did you buy Zone of the Enders just to get at the demo version of Metal Gear Solid 2. Did you summon half your street to join you in a game of TimeSplitters? Wouldn't you have enjoyed your PlaySta...
03:06 am EDT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Engadget HTC acquires S3 Graphics and its prodigious patent portfolio, dares you to sue
Flush with cash, but not a fan of spending it on litigation? We hear you, and apparently so does HTC. The Taiwanese firm announced today it'll purchase S3 Graphics and its patent portfolio from VI...
02:14 am EDT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Engadget Air Pick finally lets you ditch that dumb guitar
Every guitar player in history, no matter how cool he or she might be, has had one fatal flaw -- that goofy stringed instrument. Finally, one brave company is liberating rockstars from their leash-lik...
01:13 am EDT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Engadget Japanese TORo II gallops ahead at a mechanical snail's pace (video)
Snails with benefits? Our salt shaker might disagree. But some enterprising engineers over at Japan's Chuo University managed to turn this garden-variety pest into fodder for mechatronic inspirati...
12:09 am EDT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Engadget BlueAnt branches out from Bluetooth, puts its wired Embrace headphones up for pre-order
We suppose it's not every company that can stake their reputations on Bluetooth headsets alone. BlueAnt, a brand best known for its voice-controlled earpieces, is getting ready to ship a headset of th...
11:14 pm EDT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Engadget Amazon Cloud Player hits iPad, adds unlimited storage, scoffs at constrained competition
20,000 songs? Not nearly enough. $24.99 a year? Way too spendy. Unlimited and $20 a year? That's a little better, at least, and that's what Amazon just moved to. Taking a step up from its ...
10:55 pm EDT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Engadget Screen Grabs: Engadget makes its prime time TV debut on XIII
Screen Grabs chronicles the uses (and misuses) of real-world gadgets in today's movies and TV. Send in your sightings (with screen grab!) to screengrabs at engadget dot com.It's been a long time comin...
09:57 pm EDT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Engadget Google Maps Transit Navigation beta for Android hands-on (video)
Earlier this afternoon, Google pushed Maps v5.7 to the Android Market. The app's Transit Navigation (beta) feature brings GPS stop-by-stop nav to public transit systems in over 400 cities around the w...
09:06 pm EDT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Engadget JVC's UX-VJ3 and UX-VJ5 speaker docks play (elegant) host to iPad and iPhone
There's not much you can do to spice up speaker docks at this point -- they're pretty much old hat. But what if that dock allowed you to plug in your iPad and iPhone, or iPod simultaneously? Ah, n...
08:39 pm EDT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Engadget ViewSonic ViewPad 7x rebranded as Camangi Mangrove 7, lands in Japan mid-August
One of the front-runners for the title of the world's first 7-inch Honeycomb tablet finally has a release date, and a prospective price, but it might not make it out of the gate as the ViewSonic ViewP...
08:15 pm EDT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Engadget Bing introduces Lasso for iPad app, does cut and paste the cowboy way
How's hog-tying search terms sound as an alternative to plain old cut and paste? Well, according to Microsoft, it sounds mighty fine. The software giant just announced Lasso, a new touch-friendly ...
07:48 pm EDT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Engadget WebCL scores first demos, GPU accelerated apps headed to your browser
Look, WebGL is great and everything but, in the era of general-purpose GPU computing, we know our 3D chips are capable of much more than just pushing pixels. WebCL is a new standard that brings OpenCL...
07:15 pm EDT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Engadget Facebook video chat and Skype 5.5 beta hands-on
Earlier today, Facebook and Skype got a little friendlier, making it easy to find your Facebook friends in Skype and -- more importantly -- video chat with your Facebook friends in Facebook, a service...
07:02 pm EDT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Engadget New Commodore C64 gets stacked against the original, deemed a worthy successor (video)
We know a few of you have been waiting with bated breath for the retooled Commodore C64 to arrive, so we're not at all surprised that the first people to claim one are wasting no time putting its tact...
06:38 pm EDT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Engadget Taco Bell to serve up free WiFi and in-store TV, keep you LOL'ing through Fourthmeal
The border runners at Taco Bell have fallen behind the ginger clown and his posse of hamburger-loving friends in terms of connectivity, but the fast food franchise will soon rectify that with the intr...
06:16 pm EDT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Engadget Redesigned Droid Bionic wants to fight you, shows up in leaked Best Buy ad
Motorola has sure been taking its sweet time with the Droid Bionic. But hey -- better late than busted, right? We got some hands-on time with the LTE handset way back in January, only to get word ...
05:57 pm EDT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Engadget Coca-Cola's green billboard consumes carbon dioxide like so much sugary soda
Sure, we've seen plenty of cool billboard features over the years, from facial recognition to interactive Pong games, but few have managed the dual feat of promoting a popular soft drink and making th...
05:24 pm EDT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Engadget Skype comes to Facebook, and Facebook comes to Skype
It ain't the first time Mark Zuckerberg has taken the stage to announce... something, but today's shindig is resulting in "something" that's a bit more exciting for the average user. As rumored, the w...
05:24 pm EDT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Engadget Skype comes to Facebook, and Facebook comes to Skype (update: available now!)
It ain't the first time Mark Zuckerberg has taken the stage to announce... something, but today's shindig is resulting in "something" that's a bit more exciting for the average user. As rumored, the w...
05:10 pm EDT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Engadget Google Maps 5.7 for Android brings Transit Navigation beta, updated access to directions
Good news, jetsetters -- those of you relying on Google Maps Navigation will now find it even harder to wean yourself off of it. Not like we'd ever recommend that, though. The navigators in Mountain V...
04:48 pm EDT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Engadget D-Link brings the Boxee Box remote to PC, Mac users
Boxee users on PC and Mac should no longer feel ignored, with promises of updated software on the way and now the option to use a Boxee Box remote from D-Link. The two sided QWERTY design is unchanged...
04:26 pm EDT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Engadget Spotify is coming to the US, invites are open now
It's happening. The music streaming service that has won over the collective heart of Europe is finally making the puddle jump that we've been waiting for. Spotify just threw up a US landing spot, inv...
04:25 pm EDT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Engadget iPad makes up one percent of global web browsing, magic
This is surely the sort of thing Apple likes to see -- it might not be the prettiest graph in the world, but it certainly drives home the fairly consistent growth of the iPad's global web browsing sha...
04:00 pm EDT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Engadget Soundfreaq unleashes Sound Step wireless speakers for audio-loving multitaskers
Soundfreaq made quite the first impression last year with its Sound Platform SFQ-01 audio system, which is why our ears perked up when we heard about the company's newest creations -- the Sound Step a...
03:53 pm EDT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Engadget 500,000 surveillance cameras to oversee Chongqing, China
Whoa, Nelly -- this one's not going to sit well with a certain sect. While the Chinese city of Chongqing has been planning this initiative for some time, we're just now starting to understand the shee...
02:58 pm EDT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Engadget Spotify partners with Virgin Media to stream music to UK TVs, smartphones
Spotify, the Rhapsody of Europe, may still be an unfamiliar brand stateside, but the service just inked a deal with Virgin Media to bring streaming music to Virgin's broadband customers, set-top boxes...
02:32 pm EDT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Engadget Prototype glasses use video cameras, face recognition to help people with limited vision
We won't lie: we love us a heartwarming story about scientists using run-of-the-mill tech to help people with disabilities, especially when the results are decidedly bionic. Today's tale centers on a ...
02:07 pm EDT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Engadget Google+ sneaks NFC into its Android app, gets caught red-handed
NFC is gradually turning to the social side, thanks to new functionality found within the Google+ app for Android. Software developer Ridzuan Ashim discovered that, when used on an NFC-enabled de...
01:42 pm EDT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Engadget Microsoft's Patriot Act admission has the EU up in arms
Last week, Microsoft quietly confirmed that cloud data stored on its European servers can still be handed over to American investigators -- and the EU is none too pleased about it. As it turns out, th...
01:16 pm EDT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Engadget HTC does the whole record profit thing again for Q2
Another day, another record profit from the folks at HTC. Surely even the Taiwanese handset manufacturer must be bored of reporting this endless stream of good news, right? Yeah, probably not. The...
12:50 pm EDT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Engadget Another Galaxy S II passes through the FCC, possibly rockin' a Tegra 2
What we have here appears to be some variation of the Samsung Galaxy S II, with support for 850MHz and 1900MHz GSM frequencies, making its way through the FCC. Now, we know what you're thinking, "didn...
12:24 pm EDT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Engadget Sony's S1 and S2 tablets pose for the cameras again, show off more angles (video)
Sony's S1 and S2 Honeycomb tablets have been very coy in front of the cameras since their initial unveiling. Aside from two visually pleasing short films and a tease of a hands-on, we haven't seen muc...
11:58 am EDT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Engadget Flush with success, Microsoft hopes Samsung will be its next Android patent bounty
Wistron? Check. HTC? Double-check. Velocity Micro? Been there. Itronix? Done that. Microsoft has found plenty of corporate entities willing to be wooed with its patent-waving ways, and...
11:14 am EDT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Engadget Sony brings PSN back online in Japan, wants us to forget about all that hacking nonsense
Is it over? Is it finally all over? Sony would certainly like to think so, finally bringing its PSN service back online for gamers in its home country of Japan as expected. PlayStation players...
10:38 am EDT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Engadget WTO says China's rare earths export controls violate international rules, US applauds
China's monopolistic approach to the rare earths market is in violation of international trade regulations, according to a new ruling from the WTO. The verdict, issued yesterday, covers exports of nin...
09:51 am EDT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Engadget Google, MapQuest, Microsoft and Aol sued for allegedly infringing 3D mapping patent
The saga continues for Google's voyeuristic mapping service, but this time Microsoft Streetside and Aol's MapQuest 360 View may be the Bonnie to Street View's Clyde. Transcenic, Inc. is suing the tech...
08:36 am EDT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Engadget Google+ to require that profiles be visible to all, will boot private profiles after July 31st
Don't want anyone searching for you on Google+? No problem! Just leave your profile marked as private and Google will punt your page from the cloud after July 31st. If you still want your pro...
07:38 am EDT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Engadget JailbreakMe for the iPad 2 is finally live not live, just keep refreshing
We just mashed our refresh button about a million times to get the screenshot you see above, but it was worth it. JailbreakMe 3.0 with support for the iPad 2 is finally live, and we're already getting...
07:38 am EDT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Engadget JailbreakMe for the iPad 2 is finally live not live, just keep refreshing (update: video)
We just mashed our refresh button about a million times to get the screenshot you see above, but it was worth it. JailbreakMe 3.0 with support for the iPad 2 is finally live, and we're already getting...
07:16 am EDT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Engadget Chocolate printer makes 3D molds of your edible visions
3D has become an industry buzzword du jour. Tack that little epithet onto a consumer-facing product and voila!, you get to charge higher prices for its virtual premium. Well, it looks like a bunch of ...
06:12 am EDT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Engadget The XFX WarPad hopes you never see the top of your desk again (video)
Sick and tired of your pathetic little mousepad? Why not check out the WarPad? It's a massive 16.97 by 13.98 inch surface designed to rid your gaming marathons of mousing friction and the vagu...
05:19 am EDT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Engadget Project MGS table reads your iPhone's media, gets you hands-on (video)
We know what you're thinking -- an iPhone interfacing with a Surface? The gods must be crazy. Well, it isn't and they're not, so relax. This custom-built, multitouch table of Apple interactivity c...
04:03 am EDT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Engadget Hotmail turns 15, checks spam folder for misfiled birthday wishes
This Monday marked the 15th anniversary of the birth of Hotmail. That July 4th launch date is no coincidence -- the service's founders intended its release to highlight the symbolism of its independen...
03:09 am EDT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Engadget SK Telecom and LG U+ launch LTE in Seoul, fellow South Koreans seethe with envy
Frustrated by a lack of choice amongst LTE carriers? We sympathize, so join us while we ponder a relocation to Seoul where not one, but two major telcos -- SK Telecom and LG U+ -- have enable...
02:27 am EDT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Engadget Picasa, Blogger to get renamed: now with more Google?
Google's reportedly trying to put all of its product eggs into one self-branded basket. According to Mashable, two of its most popular services -- Picasa and Blogger -- may go under the branding knife...
01:39 am EDT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Engadget Toshiba Thrive tablet on display at Best Buy, possibly on sale too?
Yes, what you're looking at is a shackled Toshiba Thrive tablet out in the wild at Best Buy -- not just waiting caged in a cardboard confine in some dreary stockroom. Though the device most likely won...
01:02 am EDT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Engadget Wii U landing after April 1st 2012, may stream video to controllers
Try as you might to maintain your nonchalant demeanor, we know you're fired up about the potential of the Wii U. Well, we won't spill your secrets, but we thought you might like to know that Reggie Fi...
12:17 am EDT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Engadget Nokia 700 'Zeta' gets classy, dresses in white for leaked press shots
Representing a letter of the Greek alphabet can be a daunting task. The Nokia 700 "Zeta," however, is busy getting primed for the massive duty on hand, indicated by a pair of possible press shots that...
11:32 pm EDT - Tue, July 5, 2011
Engadget Netflix for Android gets first HD streaming certification, Texas Instruments accepts your applause
Texas Instruments just called First!... on Netflix, that is. The Watch Instantly app for Android has an HD streaming future coming soon to OMAP 4-equipped devices thanks to the SoC's inbuilt security ...
10:49 pm EDT - Tue, July 5, 2011
Engadget Microsoft, Baidu strike China search deal
When it wanted to increase its search market share in the US, Microsoft sought out a partnership, resulting in a Yahoo-branded engine with Bing-flavored results. So, it seems natural that the company ...
10:08 pm EDT - Tue, July 5, 2011
Engadget Qualcomm Snapdragon roadmap leaks, Krait slithering on the scene soon
We've gotten a few peeks at Qualcomm's next-gen Snapdragon chips, codenamed Krait, but now we've got a proper roadmap, including time frames for release, model numbers, and even details about the memo...
09:32 pm EDT - Tue, July 5, 2011
Engadget Lenovo launches 11.6-inch ThinkPad x121e for Europe, the Japanese market
It's a curious thing about consumer electronics: they often disappear as fast as they hit shelves. That's kind of what happened with Lenovo's ThinkPad x120e: months after our glowing review, it vanish...
08:55 pm EDT - Tue, July 5, 2011
Engadget Insert Coin: Triggertrap open source automatic camera release (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...
08:25 pm EDT - Tue, July 5, 2011
Engadget Qbo, the open-source robot, interacts with people, makes adorable mistakes (video)
A while back we got a detailed look at the innards of Qbo, TheCorpora's open-source robot. But we haven't gotten to see the little guy in action -- until now. His handlers recently let him loose to ru...
07:56 pm EDT - Tue, July 5, 2011
Engadget Microsoft and Wistron come to terms in royalty agreement, Android and Chrome OS now targeted
We're seeing a heavy surge in Microsoft's relentless pursuit of licensing deals in light of recent patent-infringement claims. Wistron Corp, a spinoff of Acer, is the latest company to make an agreeme...
07:24 pm EDT - Tue, July 5, 2011
Engadget Netflix bringing instant streaming Latin America, global domination plan on track
Soon enough, most of the western hemisphere will be able to enjoy Netflix Watch Instantly without the need for proxies and work-arounds. Later this year the company will add 43 countries in Central an...
06:52 pm EDT - Tue, July 5, 2011
Engadget VEA's Sportive mobile watch is for those with money, calories to burn
When you go for a run, the less you've got to carry on your person, the better. Think of VEA's new Sportive mobile watch as something of a digital fannypack: it looks goofy, but it'll help you consoli...
06:22 pm EDT - Tue, July 5, 2011
Engadget Galaxy Tab 10.1 demo video shows TouchWiz on Honeycomb, Mini Apps
Surely by now you're mighty familiar with Samsung's Android-conquering Galaxy Tab 10.1, but we're still here waiting on that slate's promised TouchWiz update. Now it's on display, courtesy of an offic...
06:00 pm EDT - Tue, July 5, 2011
Engadget Verizon speaks up, confirms usage-based data plans are coming July 7th
The leaks about Verizon's usage-based plans have become so abundant that it's been nearly impossible to shake off with any amount of skepticism, but one key ingredient's been missing from the saga: of...
05:33 pm EDT - Tue, July 5, 2011
Engadget Veho's Bluetooth headphones fold up, kickout the wireless jams
Bluetooth headphones are a dime a dozen these days. Well, not really -- they're certainly plentiful, but cost quite a bit more than a piece of Bazooka. Veho's entry into the reasonably saturated marke...
05:02 pm EDT - Tue, July 5, 2011
Engadget PS4 production to begin later this year?
We're still waiting on that globe-like PS9 (aren't you?), but seeing as how wireless head-to-console gaming isn't yet available or ethical, we'll make do with PS4 rumors. Based on nothing more tha...
04:00 pm EDT - Tue, July 5, 2011
Engadget HP TouchSmart 610 review
Is it just us or do all-in-ones seem to be having a moment? Over the past two months, we've seen Toshiba make a belated jump into the market, while Lenovo went and added one to its family of Think...
03:30 pm EDT - Tue, July 5, 2011
Engadget Sprint updates Samsung Galaxy Tab to Gingerbread, gets over post-holiday blues
Samsung Galaxy Tab owners in the US have been anxiously waiting for their prized possession to get an update to Honeycomb and its tablet-optimized wonders, only to be warmly greeted by crickets for mo...
03:01 pm EDT - Tue, July 5, 2011
Engadget Canon restores camera production in Japan, hints at mirrorless model in 2012
There's no question that Canon and Nikon still dominate the interchangeable lens camera (ILC) market, but with Olympus, Panasonic, Sony, and now Pentax all launching compact, inexpensive, mirrorless m...
02:28 pm EDT - Tue, July 5, 2011
Engadget Sony's new tablet teaser is just as hypnotic as the first (video)
Before stumbling back to work this morning, you might wanna take a minute to give your neurons a well-deserved massage with this new teaser for Sony's S1 and S2 tablets. Much like last month's spellbi...
01:58 pm EDT - Tue, July 5, 2011
Engadget Google+ iOS app already submitted for Apple's approval, employee says
Whereas Android users were able to get their hands on a Google+ app as soon as the social network launched, iOS users have thus far been left out in the cold, with nary a soul to "hang out" with....
01:05 pm EDT - Tue, July 5, 2011
Engadget Google temporarily suspends Realtime search, thanks to expired Twitter deal
If you noticed a distinct lack of tweetage in your Google search results yesterday, you weren't alone. Turns out, the company has temporarily suspended its Realtime search feature, as part of its ongo...
12:31 pm EDT - Tue, July 5, 2011
Engadget Microsoft offers up 'managed driving' source code, gets back to location-based business
WiFi-sniffing -- all the major tech giant's are doing it. But it's for your own better-targeted, location-based good... they swear. It's a familiar story that saw Google get served in France and the U...
11:48 am EDT - Tue, July 5, 2011
Engadget Canadian scientists scan your brain, know how you want to hold your hand
O Canada -- your wacky scientists are at it again. And this time, the bright minds over at the University of Western Ontario have their third eye set on a certain precognitive prize. Avoiding the mess...
11:02 am EDT - Tue, July 5, 2011
Engadget Google Maps-powered training bike simulates Tour de France, refuses to speak English
Poor France. The nation known mostly for its food and wine only has a few major sporting events to call its own, yet we -- great, fat and lazy America -- have pwned its most iconic one for seven years...
10:17 am EDT - Tue, July 5, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson's Xperia ray up for UK pre-order, ships in August?
Do you hate proper capitalization, live in the British isles, and have a spare £350? Excellent, because Sony Ericsson's Xperia ray has just gone up for pre-order on Play.com. Scheduled for r...
09:15 am EDT - Tue, July 5, 2011
Engadget Toshiba reveals the Qosmio F750 glasses-free 3D laptop, we go hands on (video)
Toshiba just unveiled what it claims is the world's first glasses-free 3D laptop, the Qosmio F750. It's a heavy-set beast dedicated to gaming and movies, with a 15.6-inch Full HD lenticular screen tha...
09:04 am EDT - Tue, July 5, 2011
Engadget Corsair's speedy, flaming red Force GT SSD goes on sale this month for $149 and up
Corsair's Force GT solid-state drives caught our eye earlier this year, and their fire engine-red shells were only half the reason. These bad boys also promise up to 85,000 random write IOPS and are r...
08:02 am EDT - Tue, July 5, 2011
Engadget Terrafugia Transition aircraft gets DOT roadworthiness sign-off, can now drive you to the airport
For most experimental aircraft, earning an airworthiness certificate is enough of a challenge. But the Terrafugia Transition is a unique type of flying machine, requiring approval not only from the FA...
07:11 am EDT - Tue, July 5, 2011
Engadget Google slides Prizes into beta, helps you get real paid
Come on down! You can be the next contestant on the Prizes site. That was overkill, we know, but it's a necessary introduction into a new world of online solution-based social gaming pioneered by the ...
05:28 am EDT - Tue, July 5, 2011
Engadget TouchPad homebrew patches surface in Preware, devs keep on giving
Earlier this month, we told you about the free TouchPads being custom wrapped for the devs at WebOS Internals. It seems that those fortuitous webOS junkies have upheld their end of the deal, as the fi...
04:09 am EDT - Tue, July 5, 2011
Engadget Hasselblad acquired by Ventizz Capital Fund, will explore 'brand new markets'
Change may be afoot over at Hasselblad, now that the high-end camera maker has been acquired by Ventizz Capital Fund IV -- a private equity firm based in Switzerland and Germany. Neither party disclos...
03:04 am EDT - Tue, July 5, 2011
Engadget HTC Flyer now includes stylus at Best Buy, you can hang on to your 80 bucks
Pinching pennies so you can buy the HTC Flyer and the optional $80 stylus? Give your thumb and index finger a rest for a while. Best Buy, which originally sold the Scribe digital pen as an additio...
02:03 am EDT - Tue, July 5, 2011
Engadget LG Optimus 3D now available SIM-free for 500 at Carphone Warehouse
It's been mere weeks since we got the full specs on LG's Optimus 3D (also known as the Thrill 4G for AT&T), and here it is, as promised, popping up across the pond. Yup, everyone's favorite misnom...
01:01 am EDT - Tue, July 5, 2011
Engadget Japanese scientists discover massive rare earth deposits, China bristles
China's control over the rare earths market hasn't faced too many challenges over the past few years, but that may be changing, thanks to a major discovery in Japan. Geologists say they've uncovered e...
11:37 pm EDT - Mon, July 4, 2011
Engadget HP Pavilion Dv6z Quad laptop sports AMD Llano, beats Intel on price
AMD's Llano platform might not satisfy everyone's power-lust when housed in a desktop, but stick one of these all-in-one beauties in a laptop and you're good to go. The new HP Pavilion dv6z Quad noteb...
11:37 pm EDT - Mon, July 4, 2011
Engadget HP Pavilion dv6z Quad laptop with AMD Llano innards goes on sale starting at $650
AMD's Llano platform might not satisfy everyone's power-lust when housed in a desktop, but stick one of these all-in-one beauties in a laptop and you're good to go. The new HP Pavilion dv6z Quad noteb...
10:51 pm EDT - Mon, July 4, 2011
Engadget Google Videos rental app makes fleeting cameo in Market, portends of an imminent release
The original Google Videos is going to be mighty huffy about this. Not only has it endured repeated attempts on its life following Big G's acquisition of YouTube, but now its very identity has been hu...
10:07 pm EDT - Mon, July 4, 2011
Engadget HTC sales up nearly 88-percent from last year, analysts still skeptical on stock
Despite having moved into the number five slot on IDC's list of the top handset makers world wide -- beating out RIM and just behind Apple -- HTC has actually seen its share prices drop 19-percent sin...
09:21 pm EDT - Mon, July 4, 2011
Engadget Strange clues hint at a new Samsung Galaxy S II running Windows Phone 7
The image above is unfortunately just a Photoshop special, designed to sucker you in. But there is evidence to suggest that a WP7 version of the overwhelmingly popular Galaxy S II might be just around...
08:35 pm EDT - Mon, July 4, 2011
Engadget Leaked HP presentation hints at faster 64GB TouchPad in August, Pre 3 in fall?
Go grab the Morton -- you're gonna need a grain or two. According to a "confidential HP product brief" sent anonymously to PreCentral, HP is on track to launch a new 64GB TouchPad next month, complete...
07:47 pm EDT - Mon, July 4, 2011
Engadget iriver P8 player pops up on Russian site, packs prodigious battery life
It's been a while since iriver last updated its P series of large-screen portable media players, -- so long in fact, that we thought the series had simply been retired. Imagine our surprise, when this...
07:02 pm EDT - Mon, July 4, 2011
Engadget AT&T to offer standard insurance for iPhone owners starting July 17th
If you have an AT&T iPhone in your possession, there's a good chance you've quickly glanced at available insurance options and noticed they're... well, a tad on the spendy side. Big Blue's only so...
06:07 pm EDT - Mon, July 4, 2011
Engadget Leaked AMD roadmap reveals next-gen Fusion tablet chips
Until recently, AMD has kept pretty mum on its tablet plans, with it only officially entering the fray last month. It's clear that the first batch of Z-Series chips, codenamed Desna, are are not terri...
05:04 pm EDT - Mon, July 4, 2011
Engadget Apple to allow license-free virtualization with OS X Lion, developers roar with delight
Developers and IT managers have reason to smile today, because it looks like Apple is changing its approach to virtualization. According to Mac Rumors, users who download the client version of OS X Li...
04:00 pm EDT - Mon, July 4, 2011
Engadget Sony PSN 'Welcome Back' promotion extended... for one more day
Welcome back. Again. Chances are, anyone planning to grab those PSN freebies took their share when the promotion launched last month, but just in case you've been holding out, Sony's giving you anothe...
03:02 pm EDT - Mon, July 4, 2011
Engadget Google Circles knockoff hits Facebook courtesy of unofficial plug-in
Have a bad case of Google+ envy? Here's a little something that should help hold you over until the site fully opens its flood gates. Circle Hack is a self-described "one-night experiment wit...
01:51 pm EDT - Mon, July 4, 2011
Engadget Windows Phone 7 Foursquare app re-released, tweet counts rise rapidly
Bummed about the myriad issues surrounding the original Foursquare app for Windows Phone 7? The troublesome program was pulled due to lacking features and a rather sub-par user experience, leaving...
12:52 pm EDT - Mon, July 4, 2011
Engadget SleepWell forces WiFi to wait its turn, keeps gadgets well-rested
Ever feel like your WiFi devices' battery-lives are better off when not surrounded by peers and passersby? According to Duke University grad student Justin Manweiler and assistant professor Romit ...
12:52 pm EDT - Mon, July 4, 2011
Engadget SleepWell forces WiFi to wait its turn, keeps gadgets well-rested (update)
Ever feel like your WiFi devices' battery-lives are better off when not surrounded by peers and passersby? According to Duke University grad student Justin Manweiler and assistant professor Romit ...
11:47 am EDT - Mon, July 4, 2011
Engadget Zune Originals shut down, humans revert to being average and uncreative
Hard to believe that Microsoft's been offering consumers the ability to customize their Zune purchases for the better part of four years now, but as they say, all unbelievable things must one day face...
10:19 am EDT - Mon, July 4, 2011
Engadget Cellphones are dangerous not dangerous: cancer experts say 'What, me worry?'
If you haven't already gotten whiplash from the ongoing cellphone-cancer debate, a freshly released scientific review might just do the trick. In the paper, published Friday, a panel of experts from B...
09:37 am EDT - Mon, July 4, 2011
Engadget PlayStation Store, Qriocity returning to Japan this week, completing global PSN restoration
Sony's 'Welcome Back' campaign may have drawn to a close a bit early, but the PlayStation Network won't make its full return to Japan until later this week. As of July 6th, Japanese gamers will once a...
08:44 am EDT - Mon, July 4, 2011
Engadget Caffenol turns Folgers into DIY film developer -- decaf won't do (video)
We knew instant coffee was good for something. The folks at Make just demoed a rather novel method for developing negatives from a roll of black and white film -- you remember film, don't you? Kno...
06:30 am EDT - Mon, July 4, 2011
Engadget Toshiba Thrive WiFi tablet hitting Best Buy on July 10th?
Toshiba's Thrive -- the Honeycomb tablet that went so long without a name -- has evidently snagged itself a July 10th street date courtesy of Best Buy's inventory database. If you'll recall, pre-order...
05:01 am EDT - Mon, July 4, 2011
Engadget Quadrocopters reined in by Kinect leash, we feel safer already
It seems like the folks over at the Flying Machine Arena are finally starting to catch on -- those quadrocopters are going to kill us all. Thankfully, after teaching them to juggle and tap out some tu...
03:39 am EDT - Mon, July 4, 2011
Engadget LG RoboKing vacuum bot can self-diagnose, ask for help after colliding with your Roomba
Sick of all those one-way chats with your Roomba 700? LG's got you covered with its latest self-diagnosing robotized cleaning assistant. The newest RoboKing -- the VR6172LVM -- will set you back ...
02:25 am EDT - Mon, July 4, 2011
Engadget How would you change Samsung's Series 9 laptop?
We know, Samsung already took the wind out of your "price cut!" sails, but hey -- we're pretty certain you've still got a few things you'd like to see changed on the altogether lovely Series 9. Sammy'...
01:07 am EDT - Mon, July 4, 2011
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: IKEA's massive solar array, climate-controlled clothing and ultra-green yachts
The summer sun supercharged green technology this week as Inhabitat reported that IKEA flipped the switch on a massive 65,000 square foot solar array and designer Markus Kayser unveiled an awesome sel...
12:11 am EDT - Mon, July 4, 2011
Engadget Galaxy Tab 10.1 update coming soon, ushers TouchWiz into the Honeycomb era
That "future software upgrade" Samsung promised us for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is "coming soon" according to the company's site, though, when exactly "soon" might be is anyone's guess. When it does start ...
10:59 pm EDT - Sun, July 3, 2011
Engadget Switched On: webOS wherever
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.This week's release of the HP TouchPad, the first device other than a handset to feature webOS, aptly demonstrates the ...
10:25 pm EDT - Sun, July 3, 2011
Engadget iPhone 4 prototype surfaces on eBay: A+++ condition, would buy again
And with that, the tradition continues. Every year or so, it seems that an iPhone prototype of some description manages to find its way onto eBay, and just over a year after the first iPhone 4 prototy...
08:50 pm EDT - Sun, July 3, 2011
Engadget Kinect iPad hack should help you get Obi-Wan's attention (video)
You know the old story, right? You come into possession of plans for the Empire's moon-sized space station, and now they've come to capture you. What to do? Well, if you've got access to a Kin...
06:14 pm EDT - Sun, July 3, 2011
Engadget Nexus S mini-game adds whimsy to list of must-have specs
In an effort to help force your ambivalent hand at the checkout, Google's taken a decidedly whimsical approach to Nexus S marketing. The end result: an interactive, YouTube-hosted mini-game that lets ...
05:04 pm EDT - Sun, July 3, 2011
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S II becomes company's quickest selling phone: three million in 55 days
Samsung sold three million of its original Galaxy S phone in 85 days. A few months later, a full ten million had been moved. Now, it looks as if the superphone's proper successor may put that latter s...
03:19 pm EDT - Sun, July 3, 2011
Engadget Quadrocopters: blooper reel edition
We have a gut feeling this is the video that'll be playing when 'the hive' takes over -- a sentimental, 'look how far we've come' victory reel for the Quadrotor nation. But for now, let's just keep th...
01:20 pm EDT - Sun, July 3, 2011
Engadget Droid Bionic seemingly clears the FCC, may finally be headed for (US) glory
Is this the Droid Bionic, eager to make its US debut at long last? After a false start, it's looking more and more like Motorola's next superphone could be inching ever closer to that elusive "sum...
10:39 am EDT - Sun, July 3, 2011
Engadget South Korea plans to convert all textbooks to digital, swap backpacks for tablets by 2015
Well, that oversized Kindle didn't become the textbook killer Amazon hoped it would be, but at least one country is moving forward with plans to lighten the load on its future generation of Samsung ex...
07:28 am EDT - Sun, July 3, 2011
Engadget PlayStation magazine lets you look at Japanese actresses in 'ultra-high' resolution
What's killing the magazine industry? Could it be the lack of PlayStation compatibility or maybe the absence of "ultra-high" resolution? These are the questions Lucent Pictures Entertainment p...
04:34 am EDT - Sun, July 3, 2011
Engadget Skype 2.0 hotfix enables video chat on Sprint's Nexus S 4G
Looks like some of the Skype crew might've had a sleepless night to please owners of the Nexus S 4G. If you'll recall, June 30th saw a major update to its Android app enabling video chat on four devic...
02:19 am EDT - Sun, July 3, 2011
Engadget Ask Engadget: best prefabricated gaming desktop?
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 Wilfred, who needs a new gaming...
12:09 am EDT - Sun, July 3, 2011
Engadget Google bids pi for Nortel's wireless patent stash, brings comedy to places you never thought possible
Enabling surfers to play Pac-Man instead of actually initiating the search they showed up to complete? Taking a stroll through an episode of Burn Notice? Throwing internet on a magical Indian ...
10:28 pm EDT - Sat, July 2, 2011
Engadget Games for Windows Marketplace, Xbox.com becoming one big, game-obsessed family
Games for Windows Marketplace will no longer have to drift through life alone. Microsoft announced this week that the Steam competitor will be absorbed by Xbox.com -- a seemingly logical merger, given...
09:02 pm EDT - Sat, July 2, 2011
Engadget Facebook to launch in-browser video chat powered by Skype?
Microsoft's $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype hasn't closed yet, but it looks like Redmond is already working behind the scenes to make the service even more ubiquitous. According to some anonymous so...
07:35 pm EDT - Sat, July 2, 2011
Engadget Verizon data charges leak continues, $30 tethering for 4G customers
The scan above purports to show a Verizon customer brochure that will appear in stores next Thursday, revealing nothing beyond the detailed leaks we've already reported but at least providing some rea...
05:56 pm EDT - Sat, July 2, 2011
Engadget Samsung drops counter suit against Apple -- Apple's still got a bone to pick
Back in April, Samsung slapped back at Apple's claims of patent infringement with a healthy helping of ten claims of its own. Now Bloomberg is reporting that Samsung quietly dropped its counter suit a...
05:56 pm EDT - Sat, July 2, 2011
Engadget Samsung drops Apple countersuit -- Apple's still got a bone to pick
Back in April, Samsung slapped back at Apple's claims of patent infringement with a healthy helping of ten claims of its own. Now Bloomberg is reporting that Samsung quietly dropped its countersuit ag...
05:22 pm EDT - Sat, July 2, 2011
Engadget Livescribe axes developer program to focus on the cloud
For the past several years one of the strangest and most interesting platforms with an app store all its own was the Livescribe series of smart-pens. Now, it's just another ditch to be dug in the deve...
03:57 pm EDT - Sat, July 2, 2011
Engadget MoviePass gets kicked out of theaters before it can get a ticket
Here's a bad idea: announce a beta run for your discount subscription movie ticket service, but neglect to inform the 21 San Francisco-based theaters listed that they're part of the fun. That's essent...
02:04 pm EDT - Sat, July 2, 2011
Engadget Apple seeks preliminary injunction on Infuse 4G, Galaxy S 4G, Droid Charge, and Galaxy Tab 10.1
Drama. Rather than leaving well enough alone -- at least long enough for its lawyers to properly enjoy the Independence Day weekend -- Apple has seemingly kicked its ongoing legal battle with Samsung ...
11:38 am EDT - Sat, July 2, 2011
Engadget iPad 2 jailbreak available now? (video)
Can't say it happened at Mach 3, but the iPad 2 jailbreak that we saw teased back in mid-March seems to have made its way out into the wild at long last. According to the video hosted up just past the...
11:38 am EDT - Sat, July 2, 2011
Engadget Leaked iPad 2 jailbreak available now? (updated: better wait)
Can't say it happened at Mach 3, but the iPad 2 jailbreak that we saw teased back in mid-March seems to have made its way out into the wild at long last. According to the video hosted up just past the...
10:32 am EDT - Sat, July 2, 2011
Engadget Modder outfits Nexus One with an Arduino-powered, pager-style display -- of course
Not satisfied with a Sony Ericsson LiveView as a secondary display for your Android phone, or a dual-screen device like the Kyocera Echo? Then you might want to consider something like this decide...
08:32 am EDT - Sat, July 2, 2011
Engadget California carpool exemptions expire, quashing yellow-sticker envy
It looks like it's time to kiss that sweet HOV goodbye for lone California hybrid drivers. No, there hasn't been a spike in Clean Air Vehicle sticker thievery -- this time it's official. According to ...
05:41 am EDT - Sat, July 2, 2011
Engadget Kodak granted reprieve in its ITC battle with Apple and RIM
Kodak scored a small victory this week in its International Trade Commission (ITC) case against Apple and RIM for their devices' infringement of Kodak's patent on picture previews. Back in January, an...
03:53 am EDT - Sat, July 2, 2011
Engadget Screen Grabs: Google Street View car rolls on to set of Burn Notice
Screen Grabs chronicles the uses (and misuses) of real-world gadgets in today's movies and TV. Send in your sightings (with screen grab!) to screengrabs at engadget dot com.It looks like somebody's go...
02:40 am EDT - Sat, July 2, 2011
Engadget Droid 3 leaks reveal manual, confirm July 7th and 14th release dates
The oft-leaked Motorola Droid 3 is dripping information yet again, this time over on Droid-Life where an internal flyer confirms it will be available at retail locations July 14th, with direct fulfill...
01:34 am EDT - Sat, July 2, 2011
Engadget Cincinnati Bell brings Froyo to Milestone XT720, holds your hand through rooting process
Rooting is the dark side of the Android platform. It opens your phone up to a world of unsanctioned opportunities and typically has carriers swatting you back with illegal network usage fees. So you'l...
12:57 am EDT - Sat, July 2, 2011
Engadget Barnes & Noble offers 30 free e-books to switch to Nook -- that's one expensive carrot
It seems dangling deals to lure consumers away from competitors is all the rage these days, and Barnes & Noble has jumped on the make-the-switch bandwagon, offering $315 worth of e-books to prospe...
11:23 pm EDT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Engadget Nokia pulls out of Japan: once more, with feeling
Okay, we've played this game before, but that was almost three years ago. This time, Nokia's really leaving Japan, and they're taking their fancy luxury phones with them. Actually, Nokia's high-end Ve...
10:59 pm EDT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Engadget Quantum dots could coat the world in nano-sized solar panels
We've long believed in the mystical power of quantum dots, so it makes perfect sense to us that one day they'll be used to fully harness the Sun God's rays and thereby save the planet. The nano-partic...
10:03 pm EDT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Engadget Facebook, Hulu partnership accidentally clicks 'security breach' instead of 'Like'
Even though there's a For Sale sign in the window Hulu isn't taking a break and today it unveiled a new partnership with Facebook to make its library of TV shows and movies more social. Adding Faceboo...
09:00 pm EDT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Engadget Rugged gadgets put to the test in Engadget labs, wanton destruction ensues
Lets be honest, we've all had those moments where we've wanted to hit our phone with a hammer or throw our laptop against the wall. Generally though, we resist those urges, knowing full well that it w...
08:10 pm EDT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Engadget Adobe lures unhappy Final Cut Pro X users with half-price video editing tools
To say the latest version of Final Cut Pro wasn't well received, would be a major understatement. Well, Adobe hasn't wasted any time taking advantage of consumer discontent, and is now offering dissat...
07:31 pm EDT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Engadget Samsung refreshes 13-inch Series 9 laptop, adds two 11-inchers to the mix
It's only been three months since we drooled over the thin, powerful, expertly built -- and expensive! -- Samsung Series 9. Of course, that's dog years in the world of consumer electronics -- the comp...
07:05 pm EDT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Engadget Toyota Scion iQ EV plugs-in for official 2012 launch
The Scion iQ, Toyota's tiny EV car that could, got an official 2012 launch yesterday at the automaker's annual dealer meeting in Vegas. The quiet, though far from specific launch announcement frees th...
06:31 pm EDT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Engadget HAL exosuit takes a Cybernic approach to disabled tourism
Cybernics -- it's not a typo, it's a completely new field that mixes cybernetics, mechatronics, and informatics with an all-human core. Pioneered by Tsukuba Univeristy designer Yoshiyuki Sankai, the H...
06:12 pm EDT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Engadget French pilot sets big speed record in tiny electric airplane (video)
It may not be all that fast in the broader world of aircraft speed records, but French pilot Hugues Duval still has a fair bit to boast about with his latest accomplishment. Not only did he actually f...
05:47 pm EDT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Engadget Apple 'petabyte' server is open-source, keeps doctors away
What's this? Looks like the Internet Archive, everyone's favorite repository for online antiquities, has gotten its hands on a fancy new apple "petabyte" server. The new prototype device is open-s...
05:05 pm EDT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Engadget Vizio Tablet goes up for limited pre-order, starts shipping mid-July
Can't wait to get your hands on Vizio's upcoming budget tablet? Good news, beginning today, you can put your $400 where your mouth is, by pre-ordering the device straight from the company's site, ...
04:57 pm EDT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Engadget Scientists develop algorithm to solve Rubik's cubes of any size
A computer solving a Rubik's cube? P'shaw. Doing it in 10.69 seconds? Been there, record set. But to crack one of any size? Color us impressed. Erik Demaine of MIT did just that, developin...
04:35 pm EDT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Engadget AT&T to enable BlackBerry Bridge support before sundown
Most tablets function just fine on their own, but RIM's BlackBerry Playbook introduced a unique, yet restrictive interface that limits Bluetooth tethering to a similarly-branded handset. This feature,...
04:07 pm EDT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Engadget Sony rolls up the PSN 'Welcome Back' mat this Sunday, takes free entertainment with it
Four weeks ago today, Sony announced its 'Welcome Back' campaign following the weeks-long PSN outage that began in April. Now, the program is entering its final weekend, giving you just two more days ...
03:45 pm EDT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Engadget EVO 3D at the FCC redux: coming to T-Mobile?
Well, what have we here? Another HTC EVO 3D, aka the PG86300, has landed on the FCC's doorstep -- only this time it's packing radios similar to those seen in the phone's European edition. This one...
03:45 pm EDT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Engadget EVO 3D at the FCC redux: now with AWS 3G (update)
Well, what have we here? Another HTC EVO 3D, aka the PG86300, has landed on the FCC's doorstep -- only this time it's packing radios similar to those seen in the phone's European edition. This one...
03:22 pm EDT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Engadget World of Fourcraft brings battle of the boroughs to Foursquare
There's a war on in New York City. The lines of loyalty were drawn way back in 1898 and, ever since, it's been battle for borough superiority. A team of hackers has ushered this county rivalry into th...
03:00 pm EDT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Engadget The Engadget app for Windows Phone is here
25,000 apps? Make it 25,001. The Engadget app for Windows Phone is here. Finally. Now your HD7 or Surround or Trophy or Omnia can get some native news in a format that's so Metro it doesn't even h...
02:30 pm EDT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Engadget HTC EVO 3D torn down, three-dimensional magic revealed (video)
So, it turns out that when you crack open the EVO 3D, pixie dust doesn't pour out of the thing -- disappointing, sure, but such is life. Thankfully, there are some interesting things to look at, howev...
02:00 pm EDT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Engadget Engadget Podcast 246 - 07.01.2011
Get up, wake up, wake up: it's the first of the month, and it's also a Friday, so gather the fam 'round the glowing laptop by the fireplace and fire up the 246th edition of this, the Engadget Podcast....
01:34 pm EDT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Engadget Toyota Prius Project's concept bike lets you shift gears with your mind
Got mind control on the mind? Check out this new concept bike from Deeplocal -- a Pittsburgh-based design house that's adding a neurological twist to the art of cycling. As part of Toyota Prius Pr...
01:05 pm EDT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Engadget Windows Phone Marketplace now populated by 25,000 apps, speeding up rate of growth
It's not just Apple's App Store striding past milestones today, Microsoft's Windows Phone Marketplace has also rounded a notable marker in its development. Specifically, it's now reported to have pass...
12:36 pm EDT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Engadget Robert Morris, man who helped develop Unix, dies at 78
We have some somber news to bring you this morning: Robert Morris, the cryptographer who helped create Unix, has died at the age of 78. Morris began his work on the groundbreaking OS back in 1970 at A...
12:09 pm EDT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Engadget Droid 3 accessories leaked, Moto's new slider gets wireless charging back plate and more
So, you've read the rumors, scoped out the leaks, and circled multiple dates on your calendar -- just to cover all of your Droid 3 bases. You can now add a catalog of accessories to the stack of intel...
11:39 am EDT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Engadget Denmark lands Europe's first Better Place EV battery swapping station
Better Place continued on its quest of global EV-battery-switching domination, Tuesday, bringing its special drop-and-swap charging solution to the fine folks of Gladsaxe, Denmark. An automated robot ...
11:05 am EDT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Engadget Skype 2 video chat unofficialy enabled on the Galaxy S II, Sensation, and others
The latest Skype update for Android is available to everyone, but it only enables video chat on four specific handsets. Fortunately, impatient modders have gone some way to correcting this profound in...
11:05 am EDT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Engadget Skype 2 video chat unofficially enabled on the Galaxy S II, Sensation, and others
The latest Skype update for Android is available to everyone, but it only enables video chat on four specific handsets. Fortunately, impatient modders have gone some way to correcting this profound in...
10:30 am EDT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Engadget Screen Grabs: Nokia X7 scores cameo in third Transformers movie, joined by N950 lookalike
Screen Grabs chronicles the uses (and misuses) of real-world gadgets in today's movies and TV. Send in your sightings (with screen grab!) to screengrabs at engadget dot com.Nokia's hookup with the new...
09:48 am EDT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Engadget GSM turns 20 today, still rocking the world
Happy birthday, dear Global System for Mobile Communications! 20 years ago today, on July 1 1991, the world's first GSM call was made by Finnish Prime Minister Harri Holkeri. The historic call used No...
09:10 am EDT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Z: Galaxy S II's 'affordable little brother' now ready for pre-order
Been lusting after the Galaxy S II, but aren't willing to break the bank? We hear you, and apparently Samsung does too. Up for pre-order today, on the Swedish arm of Three, is the Galaxy Z -- bill...
08:26 am EDT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Engadget Lenovo IdeaPad K1 up for Amazon pre-order, still toting $500 price tag
The IdeaPad K1 is really living up to its name these days, existing merely as an idea and a visualized concept, but not a real deal purchasable commodity. That's changing ever so slowly, however, with...
07:47 am EDT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Engadget iPad passes the 100,000 apps milestone, rest of the tablet world looks on in disbelief
A year and change after its launch, Apple's iPad has established itself as both the progenitor and dominant entity in a new category of device: tablets. A large part of its success has undeniably been...
07:06 am EDT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Engadget Google Takeout promises radical left wing-themed data extraction for Circles, more (video)
A team of khaki-clad Google engineers, calling itself the Data Liberation Front, has taken up the cause of freeing your data from the restrictive confines of El Goog's servers. Google Takeout, as the ...
06:05 am EDT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Engadget Official: Ricoh set to acquire Pentax camera brand and business, get serious about digital imaging
Reuters is reporting a bit of board room activity in Japan this morning, which could, by the end of today, result in Ricoh purchasing the Pentax brand and camera business from current owner and propri...
05:25 am EDT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Engadget Consortium including Apple, EMC, Ericsson, Microsoft, RIM and Sony snags Nortel patents for $4.5 billion
News that Google had competition for a bundle of patents being sold by bankrupt Nortel Networks surfaced a week ago and now it's official; a consortium of companies including Apple, EMC, Ericsson, Mic...
04:43 am EDT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Engadget GMC showroom app tells you where to pick up your dream SUV, doesn't help with down payment
Ever felt the need to customize vehicles and search dealer inventory, right from the comfort of your smartphone? Us neither, but here's the General with another app to whet our appetites. While ce...
03:47 am EDT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Engadget Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories' builds a 555 chip you can rest your feet on
A 555 timer chip may be pretty versatile as far as integrated circuits go, but when it comes to helping you take a load off, well, it's a little... small. The opposite is true of this version built by...
03:47 am EDT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Engadget Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories builds a 555 chip you can rest your feet on
A 555 timer chip may be pretty versatile as far as integrated circuits go, but when it comes to helping you take a load off, well, it's a little... small. The opposite is true of this version built by...
02:40 am EDT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Engadget Edge HD2 Mini PC is an HTPC that hides behind your TV
When it comes to home theater PCs, size matters -- and it doesn't get too much smaller than Sapphire's original Edge HD mini PC, pictured above. In fact, Sapphire saw no reason to fiddle with the Edge...
01:50 am EDT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Engadget Google says less is more: Gmail and Google Calendar to sport a more spartan look
Does Gmail's current look seem chaotic and claustrophobic to you? Are you overwhelmed by the myriad mailing options, labels, and chat windows? We aren't either, but apparently Google sees thin...
01:16 am EDT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Engadget Chess engine creator disqualified for cheating, forgot to say thank you
That familiar death-knell typically confined to Bobby Fischer's favorite pastime is taking a very real step outside the chessboard to corner one of its own. In a sweeping decision from the Internation...
12:30 am EDT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Engadget RIM gets handed open letter from disgruntled employee, quickly responds in kind
One of the blessings -- and curses -- of this World Wide Web is that it creates a forum for open discussion, where we can communicate anything that our heart desires and feel like someone is listening...
12:11 am EDT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Engadget Pic3D sheet brings glasses-free 3D to iPhone for $25
Many of us are perfectly content viewing only 2D content on our mobile devices, but if you've been dying to add a bit more depth to your smartphone's display, Global Wave may have just what you're loo...
11:30 pm EDT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Engadget Acer planning a sliding Android tab for the holidays, won't fit in your stocking
Rumor has it that ASUS wont be the only company with a sliding Android tablet this holiday season -- DigiTimes claims to have it on good authority that Acer will be launching its own 10.1-inch slate w...
11:00 pm EDT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Engadget Crapgadget: 'money to burn' edition
Gadgets can radically alter our lives -- they can save us time and money and improve our health. And then there's the crapgadget, a breed of technology seemingly designed for little more than draining...
10:10 pm EDT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Engadget Chromebook boards Virgin America, checks-in at Ace Hotel for summer vacation
How do you solve a consumer education problem like the Chromebook? You put it into the idle hands of urbanite travelers -- that's how. The fast-booting neither laptop, nor netbook entity with negl...
09:45 pm EDT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Engadget 3G-equipped Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 hits the FCC with bands for AT&T
Samsung's mid-sized Galaxy Tab 8.9 has been a bit elusive as of late, but it's now landed in the spot where all devices go to prepare for their big debut: the FCC. What's more, this particular model i...
09:13 pm EDT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Engadget Microsoft shuts down utility monitoring service, proves you can't go Hohm again
Is there anything more tragic than a broken Hohm? Microsoft announced this week that it will be shuttering its utility monitoring service at the close of May 2012, citing a lack of consumer adopti...
08:55 pm EDT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Engadget Sharp sends another Galapagos tablet through the FCC, keeps all the pertinent details to itself
Over the past six months, we've gotten scant few details about when, exactly, Sharp's Galapagos tablets will at last make the long trip stateside. When they do, though, it might be an even bigger fami...
08:33 pm EDT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Podcast, live at 5:00PM ET!
Tim and Brian have finally recovered from the smashing success that was The Engadget Show and are ready to get back to the rough and tumble world of podcasting. This time out they're joined once again...
08:13 pm EDT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Engadget Sony's S1 tablet spotted in the wild, S2 captured briefly on video
We've already seen press shots and teaser videos of Sony's S1 Honeycomb tablet and dual-screen S2 (and had our eyes on them ourselves), but Germany's Golem website managed to spend a bit of time with ...
07:52 pm EDT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Engadget MediaMall's PlayLater brings DVR to internet video
Aching to ditch your cable box, but can't bear to let go of that sweet, commercial-skipping DVR? If the folks behind PlayOn get their way, you won't have to. MediaMall launched the beta for PlayLa...
07:30 pm EDT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Engadget Solar Cross e-bike soaks in the sun, powers your pedals
Ah, the bicycle -- that first symbol of locomotive independence from our youth. How we've often wished you came with a motor, solar power and some rechargeable batteries to make that ride less... taxi...
07:07 pm EDT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Engadget ZTE Skate dubbed 'Monte Carlo,' will be classing it up on Orange in the UK soon
Odds are that mentions of the Skate caused your mind to immediately wander to roller derbies or marine biology, but that's clearly not the sort of imagery ZTE is looking to evoke with its forthcoming ...
06:42 pm EDT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Engadget Google+ code reveals intent to unleash Games and Questions to the social world
Having a difficult time getting your honeydew list checked off because you're trying to level up in Mafia Wars? You may want to just chuck the whole sheet of paper in the trash. Buried deep in Goo...
06:22 pm EDT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Engadget Robotic armpit sweats you out of harm's way, Uncanny Valley just got a lot stinkier
London-based designer Kevin Grennan has a particular stance on the yet-to-be-fought Robots vs Humans war -- it'll stink, literally. Mocking a part of our bodies we spackle to stop secretions, this Bri...
06:00 pm EDT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Engadget AMD Llano desktop APU gets reviewed: the best integrated graphics in town
AMD is due to release a batch of new Llano APUs next month that are specifically tailored to desktops rather than laptops. The most powerful among them will be the 2.9GHz A8-3850, which has already ca...
05:43 pm EDT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Engadget Hanako 2 robot acts like a human dental patient, makes us say 'aah' (video)
No, she's not in a state of shock, nor is she hunting for plankton -- she's simply waiting for the dentist to polish her pearly whites, just like any other conscientious robot. Known as the Showa Hana...
05:25 pm EDT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Engadget Fuel-electric hybrid air car wants to take flight, needs funding to do it
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a... fuel-electric hybrid air car? Well, yes actually, but right now it's more ready-to-go concept than airborne reality. This brainchild of Trek Aerospace designer...
05:05 pm EDT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Engadget Microsoft: European cloud data may not be immune to the Patriot Act
If you thought you could evade US intelligence by moving to Europe and storing your dirty little secrets in Microsoft's cloud service, guess again. During this week's launch of Office 365, Gordon Fraz...
04:45 pm EDT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Engadget Sprint updating the Samsung Galaxy Tab with Gingerbread on July 5
It's hard out there for a Samsung Galaxy Tab owner, watching Honeycomb slates hit the market by the bushel, with a lucky few stepping up to Android 3.1 and its resizeable widgets. Sprint, at least, is...
04:22 pm EDT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Engadget Apple Thunderbolt cable gutted, a dozen other things found within
You know the rigamarole by now -- product gets introduced, product takes forever to ship, and at long last, product hits the hands of a few lucky souls. And then, the fine folks over at iFixit rip sai...
04:02 pm EDT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Engadget Samsung announces 32GB microSD card capable of 12MBps write speeds
Go shopping online for a microSDHC card and you'll find that while manufacturers don't hide the speed specs, they're not exactly crowing about 'em either. Make no mistake, though: Samsung is mighty pr...
03:44 pm EDT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Engadget Nokia shutters online and retail stores in UK, US web store
Nokia will be entering Q3 free of any direct-to-consumer sales channels in the US and UK. The Finnish smartphone maker shuttered its remaining UK retail stores earlier this month (with the exception o...
03:22 pm EDT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Engadget Moto mysteries abound: Droid HD posts to Flickr, new blurry cam pics
Gadget news, like dating and crate digging, is all about the thrill of the hunt. Sure, big press events where you get to manhandle the objects of your desire are fun, but give us Mr. Blurry Cam and so...
03:02 pm EDT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Engadget VeriFone's new Payware Mobile Enterprise for Tablets looks a little Square
VeriFone added a new wrinkle to its ongoing battle for mobile payment supremacy yesterday, with the announcement of Payware Mobile Enterprise for Tablets -- a peripheral that will allow retailers to p...
02:41 pm EDT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Engadget Wii Cyberbike gives you a workout, costs more than the system itself
We've seen this sort of preposterousness before from BigBen, and we're no closer to falling in love now than we were back in 2009. This behemoth allows you to get the full experience in the console's ...
02:20 pm EDT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Engadget Olympus PEN E-P3, PEN E-PL3, and PEN E-PM1 hands-on
Earlier today, Olympus announced its loosely veiled PEN E-PM1 (in the image above), along with the PEN E-P3 and PEN E-PL3. Our Chinese bureau had a chance to go hands-on with the trio of Micro Four Th...
01:59 pm EDT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Engadget HTC Eternity leaked: 1.5GHz processor, 4.7-inch display, front-facing camera
As the world runs short on snarky phone titles (and in fact, starts using a couple of the gems on more than one occasion), we're left to overlook the moniker here while focusing on what's important: t...
01:35 pm EDT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Engadget Google+ for Android app (hands-on)
Given the number of apps Google's made available for smartphones, it shouldn't be much of a surprise that it's taken its suite of social networking services direct to the mobile world as well. As soon...
01:09 pm EDT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Engadget Sony intros G-Series micro HiFi iPhone iPod systems, blends retro looks with modern features
Sony's got a reputation for pumping out forwardly-designed wares, but its new G-Series micro HiFi systems are a blast from the past -- at a glance, anyway. Both rigs are MP3 and iPhone / iPod-compatib...
12:43 pm EDT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Engadget LED Moon shines message of hope, no dark side to see
Scale models of manmade wonders are usually the stuff of gimmicky travel souvenirs, but could you resist a faithful replica that was a topographic clone of our closest celestial body? We didn't th...
12:21 pm EDT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Engadget HP TouchPad torn asunder, no palms found hiding within
When we reviewed the HP TouchPad we found it to feel a little hollow, as if it were rather more cavernous inside than the immediate competition. Now we're getting to peek beneath the screen and, look ...
12:00 pm EDT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Engadget Acer announces Aspire One Happy 2 netbook for the US market, shows its commitment to pastels
Given that it's not 2008 and all, it's not every week that we tell you about a new Atom-powered-netbook -- not that any of the usual suspects seem likely to throw in the towel anytime soon. Acer just ...
11:32 am EDT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Engadget HP TouchPad going on sale in UK on July 15th starting at 399
HP's TouchPad may not have quite lived up to our lofty expectations, but that's not stopping the world's first webOS tablet from going global. UK availability for HP's 9.7-incher has been revealed as ...
11:16 am EDT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Engadget Roku 2 HD struts its stuff in the wild along with a new remote
Sure it already posed for the FCC's unflattering cameras, but now we can observe the Roku 2 HD -- with packed in MicroSD card and lightly refreshed remote -- in its natural habitat. Our tipster didn't...
11:16 am EDT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Engadget Roku 2 HD struts its stuff in the wild along with a new remote (Update: new comparison pics)
Sure it already posed for the FCC's unflattering cameras, but now we can observe the Roku 2 HD -- with packed in MicroSD card and lightly refreshed remote -- in its natural habitat. Our tipster didn't...
10:51 am EDT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Engadget MacBook in short supply, stirs rumors of imminent refresh, rebirth of white plastic?
We've already seen the MacBook Pro sporting new specs, and heard rumblings of a MacBook Air refresh coming soon, and now reports of dwindling supplies of Apple's great white hope have the internets ab...
10:13 am EDT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Engadget 1996 Corvette converted into a 2011 electric odyssey (video)
A supercharged Chevrolet Corvette may have been all the hotness back in 1996, but times and tastes change and now people are all about the electric boogaloo. Today we get to witness one modern man's t...
09:21 am EDT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Engadget Skype 2.0 brings two-way video calling to Nexus S, Desire S, Xperia Neo and Xperia Pro
The latest update to Skype's Android application has just been rolled out and a big part of its goodie delivery is two-way video calling. Only a quartet of phones are supported right now: Google's own...
08:41 am EDT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Engadget Wimbledon NetMix lets you turn down on-court grunts in favor of staid commentary
Wimbledon, typically a quiet leafy suburb in the great urban sprawl of London, tends to get a little noisier around this time of the year as the world's top tennis players descend upon it with a grunt...
08:18 am EDT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Engadget Nokia's N950 demos MeeGo Harmattan in marathon video
Still obsessing about Nokia's N950 -- you know, the sexy developer-only MeeGo device you can't have? Before you let Elop rain on your parade, indulge yourself with an exhaustive 17 minute video fr...
07:42 am EDT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Engadget HTC EVO 3D gets Netflix under the table courtesy of EVO 4G's APK
So, you just bought HTC's EVO 3D for its three dimensional display and delectable dual-stage camera key, and you're loving its buttery smooth Sense 3.0 software. Yet, you were dismayed to find that th...
06:59 am EDT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Engadget Yamaha's TNR-i app lights up iOS with its musical stylings, dashing looks
We've seemingly unearthed a whole lot of alternatronica in the past few days (not that it's a bad thing), so you'll understand when we enter yet another combatant into this abstract ring. Looking more...
06:35 am EDT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Engadget Best Buy sucks at product recognition: Wireless Keyboard for TouchPad, iPad sold separately
Oh, really Best Buy --you don't say? Too bad... that $69.99 price tag would be so much easier to swallow if you threw in the whole kit and kaboodle.[Thanks, Kevin]Continue reading Best Buy sucks a...
06:07 am EDT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Engadget Specific Media buys MySpace, already has one friend named Tom
To be honest, we weren't entirely surprised to hear rumors back in February that News Corp. was looking to hand off MySpace -- after all, most of the luster seems to have left the once-mighty social n...
05:20 am EDT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Engadget Olympus reveals PEN E-P3, PEN E-PL3, and PEN E-PM1 interchangeable lens cameras
You won't be coloring us surprised at the launch of the E-PM1, but those other two? Well, let's just say we've always been big fans of the elusive trifecta. Olympus just went live with the PEN E-P...
04:52 am EDT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Engadget US Army testing haptic belt that nudges soldiers in the right direction
Haptic belts and other wearable devices that can guide you may not exactly be a new idea -- we've even seen some DIY attempts -- but the US Army testing them? Well, that's something worth noting. ...
04:01 am EDT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Engadget IBM develops 'instantaneous' memory, 100x faster than flash
You've got to hand it to IBM's engineers. They drag themselves into work after their company's 100th birthday party, pop a few Alka-Seltzers and then promptly announce yet another seismic invention. T...
03:19 am EDT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Engadget Game Gear mod has five-inch screen, rechargable batteries, two pounds worth of memories
Are Nintendo and Sony's portable gaming offerings not doing anything for you? Yearn for the days of Hedgehog-based adventure? You're not alone -- though, unless you're as crafty as "lovableche...
02:34 am EDT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Engadget Olympus E-PM1's petite frame outed before launch
On the eve of its rumored launch, we've spotted what looks to be a leaked press shot of Olympus' new teensy micro-four-thirds camera. According to the folks at 4/3 Rumors, the miniature shooter is peg...
01:48 am EDT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Engadget Google+ users can now send email invites, brag about being into the service before it was cool
Google's exclusive little club just got a little less exclusive. As promised, the search giant's shiny new social network Google+ has opened up, giving users the ability to invite friends via ema...
01:08 am EDT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Engadget Microsoft inks Android patent deal with Velocity Micro -- sound familiar?
Further proving that patent infringement claims are incentive enough to drum up licensing deals, yet another Android device maker has signed on the dotted line to pay up to Redmond. Following up on Mo...
12:35 am EDT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Engadget Panasonic Lumix GF3: sample photos and video
We already gave you some hands-on impressions of Panasonic's new Lumix GF3, but we just had a chance to shoot video and stills with the Micro Four Thirds cam at an event in NYC, leaving with a couple ...