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11:57 pm EDT - Tue, August 30, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S II family portrait, plus one in a box
With the simultaneous launch of three Galaxy S II phones in one event, a family portrait is a given. Well, except T-Mobile decided that its variant isn't quite ready for the limelight just yet, so wit...
11:20 pm EDT - Tue, August 30, 2011
Engadget Galaxy S II for Sprint, AT&T, and T-Mobile hands-on (video)
If you've been wondering just when you'll be able to get Europe's hottest smartphone from last year, wonder no more: tonight the Samsung Galaxy S II was formally (and finally) announced for US release...
10:12 pm EDT - Tue, August 30, 2011
Engadget Galaxy S II finally lands on American shores for Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T
Well, it's been a long time coming, but you fine folks living in the good ol' U-S-of-A are finally getting blessed with Galaxy S IIs to call your own. Conspicuously missing from the party is Verizon, ...
10:09 pm EDT - Tue, August 30, 2011
Engadget Ford's Evos concept is the cloud-connected hybrid EV of our future (video)
Not ready for the future? Too bad, it's here -- well, at least in concept form. Debuting soon at Frankfurt's international auto show is Ford's Evos, a cloud-connected hybrid EV that serves as a previe...
09:41 pm EDT - Tue, August 30, 2011
Engadget Razer BlackWidow Stealth keyboards keep the mechanical keys, ditch the noise
You know what's great? Mechanical keyboards -- what with their satisfying clicks. You know what's less awesome? Having to listen to that obnoxious racket all day. Razer claims you can have your cake (...
09:14 pm EDT - Tue, August 30, 2011
Engadget Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1... fight!
We've seen it before, but not against one of its chief rivals: the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Now here they are, sharing a little table space -- but not getting along too well. On one hand the Tab 10.1 ...
08:50 pm EDT - Tue, August 30, 2011
Engadget Motorola Pro+ announced with Gingerbread, few other improvements
As it turns out, Plus is becoming the new Moto sequel. Soon after announcing the Defy+, a phone that offers a moderate bump in specs from its predecessor, HelloMoto is back at it again with the P...
08:00 pm EDT - Tue, August 30, 2011
Engadget Cobra Tag review
Phone, keys, wallet. Discovering that you're missing any of these three items could easily trigger a panic attack, yet they're all so easy to misplace. How many times have you spent twenty minutes loo...
07:36 pm EDT - Tue, August 30, 2011
Engadget Xiaomi Phone hands-on redux: dual partition system explained (video)
Not long ago Xiaomi, a Beijing-based company with around 250 staff, shocked the industry with the announcement of its conveniently named Xiaomi Phone. We're looking at a well-built device packing a 1....
07:15 pm EDT - Tue, August 30, 2011
Engadget Samsung Epic 4G Touch training docs leaked, likely to have 4.5-inch display?
Like many other highly-anticipated product announcements, a few bits of information have leaked out mere hours prior to tonight's reveal of the Samsung Galaxy S II. This time, we have a new piece of 4...
06:57 pm EDT - Tue, August 30, 2011
Engadget HP: Limited supply of TouchPads on the way
Still waiting for your bargain TouchPad to ship? Good news, as HP's just confirmed that a "limited supply" of the webOS slates are on their way, and they'll land in "a few weeks." In an update to a bl...
06:35 pm EDT - Tue, August 30, 2011
Engadget Elgato EyeTV Mobile dongle brings live TV to the iPad 2
Sure, Elgato already has an app that lets you stream TV to your iPad -- but that's only if they're being broadcast online. To pull in live TV over the air you'd need a TV-tuner, something that has, un...
06:08 pm EDT - Tue, August 30, 2011
Engadget SUFFER '11 farming robot plays a multitude of roles, takes commands via Wiimote (video)
So much for stereotypes, eh? The future of farming is being painted in a far different light here at NEXT Aarhus, where a team from the University of Southern Denmark brought in the largest Wiimote-co...
05:45 pm EDT - Tue, August 30, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S II LTE heads to Rogers for 4G fall debut
Our neighbors to the north just got a one-two punch of wireless awesome delivered courtesy of Rogers. The operator announced today that its variant of Samsung's heavily lusted after Galaxy S II will b...
05:00 pm EDT - Tue, August 30, 2011
Engadget Samsung Conquer 4G review
It's peculiar how a simple number and letter can cause the price to skyrocket when added to the end of a phone's name. But that's exactly what the term "4G" does -- ultimately, making a phone or table...
04:42 pm EDT - Tue, August 30, 2011
Engadget Dish Network's Tailgater brings you portable satellite TV, won't cool your beer (video)
When it comes to refrigerating beer and grilling burgers, you're on your own. If you're looking for satellite television in the back of your truck before the game (pictured), on the other hand, Dish N...
04:21 pm EDT - Tue, August 30, 2011
Engadget Nsquared's Seamless Computing, Surface + Kinect + Slate + Phone = amazing interface (video)
Sydney's nsquared is calling it "Seamless Computing" -- software which unifies Windows Phone 7, Surface, Windows 7 Slate and Kinect. Begin designing a new home on your phone and then place it on the S...
03:59 pm EDT - Tue, August 30, 2011
Engadget Sony MDR-DS7500 headphones promise 3D sound, will play nicely with your 3D glasses
Are you settling for non-3D sound to go with all of your 3D movies? You should be ashamed of yourself. Thankfully, Sony's looking out for you. The company's new MDR-DS7500 headphones promise 3D surrou...
03:35 pm EDT - Tue, August 30, 2011
Engadget Barobo iMobot teddy bear learns from your commands, will definitely make varsity (video)
Barobo's iMobot modular robotics system just launched earlier this year, and the folks behind it just started shipping the first kits last month. Turns out, they were on hand here at NEXT Aarhus with ...
03:12 pm EDT - Tue, August 30, 2011
Engadget Quantum Phantom program turns your smartphone into a wireless mouse (video)
The last time we saw Ben Wu, he was busy hammering away at Quantum Phantom -- a prototype program that allows users to manipulate their desktops with a simple webcam. Now, the engineer has expanded th...
02:49 pm EDT - Tue, August 30, 2011
Engadget Sharp Galapagos A01SH tablet goes on sale in Japan from $1, comes with a catch
Sharp's 7-inch tablet running Android 3.2? Yeah, it's taking its sweet time arriving stateside, though our friends in Japan can get the Galapagos A01SH now for a starting price of... $1 (¥100). Th...
02:25 pm EDT - Tue, August 30, 2011
Engadget Huawei Honor leaks into the wild, prepares for ascension to the flagship throne?
Huawei's handsets may not get the high-profile, stateside attention other OEMs are subject to, but that's no reason for us to turn a blind eye to the company's efforts. Spotted out in the wild with an...
02:01 pm EDT - Tue, August 30, 2011
Engadget Netgear's WNDR 3800 with ReadySHARE, the roll-your-own cloud service
Netgear's stable of dark gray rectangles of joy has swelled to include the premium edition WNDR 3800, which comes with two features uncommon to most home routers. First is the Clear Channel Selector, ...
02:00 pm EDT - Tue, August 30, 2011
Engadget Jawbone announces Icon HD headset with improved audio, 'Nerd' adapter for making PC-based VoIP calls
It's been the better part of a year since we've seen a new Jawbone headset, and in that time the outfit's clearly been focusing less on brainstorming cutesy names for its Bluetooth earpieces and more ...
01:37 pm EDT - Tue, August 30, 2011
Engadget The Great Big Camera is very big, pretty great
Darren Samuelson made a really large camera -- some might even go so far as to say he made a "great big camera." The thing weighs 70 pounds and takes a lot of maneuvering and math to operate everythin...
01:12 pm EDT - Tue, August 30, 2011
Engadget Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi look to join LCD manufacturing forces
There have been rumors circulating that Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi were going to combine their LCD making efforts. Now, according to Yomiuri Shimbun, that plan seems to be moving forward. The deal does...
12:46 pm EDT - Tue, August 30, 2011
Engadget HP: TouchPad will receive OTA udpate for added 'functionality'
HP may have abandoned the TouchPad, but that apparently won't stop the company from issuing a post-mortem OTA update for its webOS tablet. Yesterday, an HP spokesperson confirmed to CNET that "HP Touc...
12:46 pm EDT - Tue, August 30, 2011
Engadget HP: TouchPad will receive OTA update for added 'functionality'
HP may have abandoned the TouchPad, but that apparently won't stop the company from issuing a post-mortem OTA update for its webOS tablet. Yesterday, an HP spokesperson confirmed to CNET that "HP Touc...
12:21 pm EDT - Tue, August 30, 2011
Engadget World's only turbine-powered Batmobile up for sale on eBay, recession hits Bruce Wayne, too
Remember that Boeing-powered Batmobile we ran across last month? Well friends, it could be yours via eBay auction in about a week. Currently, the highest bid is $620,000 -- which would be enough to co...
11:40 am EDT - Tue, August 30, 2011
Engadget Will Toshiba's next tablet be named the Excite? Trademark filings suggest so
Yesterday, we caught wind of a rumor that Toshiba would be unveiling a new, ultra-thin tablet at this year's IFA. Today, word on the street is that the company's forthcoming slate may be called the "E...
10:52 am EDT - Tue, August 30, 2011
Engadget Samsung Vitality with Muve Music serenades itself to Cricket
If you remember the Samsung Admire at MetroPCS, then the manufacturer's Vitality handset will look mighty familiar. It's coming to Cricket and will join the Suede (a feature phone) as the network's on...
09:46 am EDT - Tue, August 30, 2011
Engadget Wacom Inkling smart pen does drawing the old-fashioned way -- sort of (video)
The latest product from Wacom trades the whole tablet motif we've come to know and love from the company, in favor of some good, old-fashioned pen-on-paper action. The Inkling is a ballpoint that tran...
08:43 am EDT - Tue, August 30, 2011
Engadget LG Thrill 4G will arrive on September 4th, AT&T confirms
Following a series of delays and setbacks, it looks like the Thrill 4G will indeed be coming to AT&T on September 4th. The carrier confirmed the date late last night, in a tweet promising that LG'...
07:38 am EDT - Tue, August 30, 2011
Engadget Samsung announces three Wave handsets, dripping in Bada 2.0 and ChatON
It's shaping up to a be a busy IFA for Samsung. Barely 24 hours after announcing its new ChatON messaging client, the manufacturer is now gearing up to release a troika of new Bada 2.0-powered Wave ha...
06:24 am EDT - Tue, August 30, 2011
Engadget LG HX906TX home theater system promises 3D sound, enviable Super Bowl acoustics
Looking to enhance the audio in your man (or lady) cave? Then you may want to check out LG's new HX906TX 9.1 cinema sound system -- a ten-speaker package claiming to deliver "truly 360-degree sound." ...
04:39 am EDT - Tue, August 30, 2011
Engadget Klipsch intros Image S4A in-ears, lets Android users feel the in-line remote love
There's no question Klipsch's S4 in-ear headphone line has some of the best to be had for under $100, yet aside from its iPhone-compatible S4i variant, mobile phone users wanting an in-line remote's b...
03:44 am EDT - Tue, August 30, 2011
Engadget Switchblade Adroit controller for gamers with disabilities
The Razer-sharp "Switchblade" was first pulled on us at CES, and since then we've been prodded by a new product under the same sharp name from Evil Controllers and AbleGamers. Released as part of the ...
03:09 am EDT - Tue, August 30, 2011
Engadget Sprint Strategy Update coming on October 7th, significant 4G plans likely to be unveiled
Sprint's Dan Hesse told us point-blank back in July that he was penning a "great story around 4G" for this fall, and it looks as if October 7th will be the date that it "all becomes clear." We just re...
02:05 am EDT - Tue, August 30, 2011
Engadget Growing Up Geek: Richard Lai
Welcome to Growing Up Geek, an ongoing feature where we take a look back at our youth and tell stories of growing up to be the nerds that we are. Today, we have our very own Senior Associate Editor, R...
01:32 am EDT - Tue, August 30, 2011
Engadget iTunes Match goes live for iOS developers
Enrolled in the iOS developer program and interested in iTunes Match? Better point that browser towards Apple's dev portal, as Cupertino's just flipped the switch for its upcoming music laundering...
01:32 am EDT - Tue, August 30, 2011
Engadget iTunes Match goes live for iOS developers (updated)
Enrolled in the iOS developer program and interested in iTunes Match? Better point that browser towards Apple's dev portal, as Cupertino's just flipped the switch for its upcoming music laundering ser...
01:04 am EDT - Tue, August 30, 2011
Engadget Photographer goes digital, blows half a million dollars on a 10MP sensor
Ever spent way too much on a luxury watch or handbag? We hear ya -- the Engadget closet is bulging with Balenciaga clutches we hardly ever take out any more. But do you know who we blame for these...
12:01 am EDT - Tue, August 30, 2011
Engadget MOG brings its music streaming magic to Boxee
Do you own a Boxee Box and have an account with a little streaming music service called MOG? Well, soon enough you'll be able to pick and choose from the company's 11.5 million song strong library...
11:34 pm EDT - Mon, August 29, 2011
Engadget Polymer Vision drops the ball on its flexible display, literally
Flexible displays may well be the future, but it's not hard to see that they won't truly be practical unless they're also as durable as they are flexible. Polymer Vision is well aware of that fact, of...
11:09 pm EDT - Mon, August 29, 2011
Engadget Snow Leopard to get iCloud support in 10.6.9 update?
Apparently those of you who aren't upgrading to Cupertino's latest and greatest desktop OS will be able to sling bits through iCloud with the upcoming 10.6.9 update. The screenshot above comes via an ...
11:09 pm EDT - Mon, August 29, 2011
Engadget Snow Leopard to get iCloud support in 10.6.9 update?
Apparently those of you who aren't upgrading to Cupertino's latest and greatest desktop OS will be able to sling bits through iCloud with the upcoming 10.6.9 update. The screenshot above comes via an ...
10:48 pm EDT - Mon, August 29, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry Bold 9900 torn down, put back together for your amusement (video)
Nothing like a little gadget carnage to get your week started off right. This week, DirectFix takes you on an eight-and-a-half minute journey inside a Rogers-branded version of the new BlackBerry Bold...
10:24 pm EDT - Mon, August 29, 2011
Engadget Must See HDTV (August 29th - September 4th)
We're still in a holding pattern waiting for the NFL regular season to start and fall TV shows to premiere but luckily college football is here to save the day. It's not alone though, check out our hi...
10:00 pm EDT - Mon, August 29, 2011
Engadget Olympus PEN E-PL3 Micro Four Thirds camera review
Look, the Olympus PEN E-PL3 is cute. Adorable, even. In fact, those swayed by looks alone may be sold after whisking through our hands-on gallery below. But for those interested in more than a highly-...
09:33 pm EDT - Mon, August 29, 2011
Engadget Quickoffice update brings document editing to the TouchPad
Well, we knew it was coming, and folks, it's finally here -- the promised update to Quickoffice HD that finally brings document editing to HP's slate. Available gratis for TouchPad owners, the overhau...
09:16 pm EDT - Mon, August 29, 2011
Engadget Microsoft details Windows 8 Explorer tweaks, adds ribbon UI
Lots of things are getting tweaked, if not completely overhauled, for Windows 8. That includes the ever-present Windows Explorer. Just like many other Microsoft apps, the file manager will be adopting...
08:55 pm EDT - Mon, August 29, 2011
Engadget TomTom announces Go Live 1535M in all its app-wielding glory, offers dashboard tweeting
If you're a fan of TomTom's Go Live series of nav units, you'll get a kick out of what the company announced today. Hitting retail and online stores in October is "the world's first portable navigatio...
08:29 pm EDT - Mon, August 29, 2011
Engadget Motorola Droid Bionic to include Webtop accessories
Back when we first caught a glimpse of the Droid Bionic, we speculated that the post-Atrix placement of the micro-USB and micro-HDMI ports might make it compatible with the updated Photon Webtop dock ...
08:11 pm EDT - Mon, August 29, 2011
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 5:30 p.m.
It's Monday, and we're still here to help by letting you peek into the recording booth when the Engadget HD podcast goes to mp3 at 5:30 pm. We finally managed to find our regular time on our regular d...
08:11 pm EDT - Mon, August 29, 2011
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 5:30PM
It's Monday, and we're still here to help by letting you peek into the recording booth when the Engadget HD podcast goes to mp3 at 5:30PM. We finally managed to find our regular time on our regular da...
07:54 pm EDT - Mon, August 29, 2011
Engadget DJ Sound Control computer mod redefines luggable
Few would look at Lenovo's decidedly ordinary A700 all-in-one desktop and think: DJ rig, but then you wouldn't be PC modder Chris Blarsky (of the Hulk PC mod fame). After four months of work, he's man...
07:41 pm EDT - Mon, August 29, 2011
Engadget Real life Minecraft block combines cardboard box, Arduino, and a projector (video)
You know how when you were a kid, the box something came in was almost as fun as the toy itself? Well, that doesn't have to change as you get older -- provided you've retained that creative spark....
07:17 pm EDT - Mon, August 29, 2011
Engadget HTC Sense 3.5 caught on camera, gets a manicured walkthrough (video)
It was only a matter of time before leaked screen shots of HTC's Sense 3.5 became leaked video footage. Purportedly running on the OEM's unreleased, ladies-only Bliss handset, XDA.cn has a hands-on of...
06:52 pm EDT - Mon, August 29, 2011
Engadget LG VS920 pushes through FCC with Verizon LTE, could be the LG Revolution 2?
The LTE-toting LG Revolution is still the most recent phone to debut on Verizon's 4G lineup -- at least for another week or so, that is -- but we're already seeing clues to the phone's sequel popping ...
06:52 pm EDT - Mon, August 29, 2011
Engadget LG VS920 pushes through FCC with Verizon LTE, could be the LG Revolution 2?
The LTE-toting LG Revolution is still the most recent phone to debut on Verizon's 4G lineup -- at least for another week or so, that is -- but we're already seeing clues to the phone's sequel popping ...
06:25 pm EDT - Mon, August 29, 2011
Engadget Nintendo's Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and golden Wiimote headed for November 20th release
It's hard to believe Link (read: you) has been saving Hyrule and the kidnap-prone Zelda for 25 long years. To commemorate this video gaming milestone, and its upcoming Skyward Sword installment, Ninte...
05:59 pm EDT - Mon, August 29, 2011
Engadget Olympus PEN E-P3 Micro Four Thirds camera review
Being the gadget hounds that we are, we're still struggling to fully digest the Micro Four Thirds / interchangeable lens camera market. The performance freak in us suggests that one simply buy a small...
05:34 pm EDT - Mon, August 29, 2011
Engadget GScreen's Spacebook begins shipping this November, doubles your laptop editing fun
Twins, like cupcakes, are universally regarded as a good thing. So, it stands to reason that GScreen's attempt to double your laptop's screen size would be an equally appealing idea. Turns out, duping...
05:08 pm EDT - Mon, August 29, 2011
Engadget When two chatbots have a conversation, everyone wins (video)
What did one chatbot say to the other chatbot? Quite a lot, actually -- but good luck making any sense out of it. That's what researchers from Cornell's Creative Machines Lab recently discovered, ...
04:46 pm EDT - Mon, August 29, 2011
Engadget Parrot Asteroid to drive music, Android from your dash this October (video)
We've seen flavors of Android on our tablets, smartphones -- even a microwave oven -- but Parrot's Asteroid receiver is finally ready to park in your car's dash, bringing a tricked out version of Goog...
04:00 pm EDT - Mon, August 29, 2011
Engadget Engadget's back to school guide 2011: accessories
Welcome to Engadget's Back to School guide! We know that this time of year can be pretty annoying and stressful for everyone, so we're here to help out with the heartbreaking process of gadget buying ...
03:59 pm EDT - Mon, August 29, 2011
Engadget iPhone N94 prototype's front assembly leaked, set to be an iPhone 4S?
As we approach the rumored September or October launch date for the next batch of iPhones, the web's been spiced up with photos of alleged parts for an "N94" iPhone prototype. We've been rather skepti...
03:59 pm EDT - Mon, August 29, 2011
Engadget iPhone N94 prototype's front assembly leaked, set to be an iPhone 4S?
As we approach the rumored September or October launch date for the next batch of iPhones, the web's been spiced up with photos of alleged parts for an "N94" iPhone prototype. We've been rather skepti...
03:39 pm EDT - Mon, August 29, 2011
Engadget Google files trademark for 'Spot,' programming language to follow?
It looks as though our old pal in Mountain View might have its sights set on developing another programming language. Avid coders probably recall the company's Go offering that was announced last year...
03:39 pm EDT - Mon, August 29, 2011
Engadget Google files trademark for 'Spot,' programming language to follow?
It looks as though our old pal in Mountain View might have its sights set on developing another programming language. Avid coders probably recall the company's Go offering that was announced last year...
03:18 pm EDT - Mon, August 29, 2011
Engadget Stem's iZON Remote Room Monitor lets you spy on the babysitter from your iOS device
Stem has just come out with a new, wireless camera that could help put parents' minds at rest, while striking fear into the heart of virtually every teenager. Known as the iZON, this room monitor allo...
02:58 pm EDT - Mon, August 29, 2011
Engadget LG gets ready for IFA with a pair of new monitors
LG clearly couldn't wait for IFA to officially kick off to show the world a pair of new 23 inch monitors. The company announced the 7.2 millimeter thick E91, which offers SUPER+ Resolution and a ...
02:35 pm EDT - Mon, August 29, 2011
Engadget More DirecTV Nomad info uncovered, but details are still fuzzy
Even though DirecTV's website is ready to start doling out the information on its elusive Nomad TV box, a post on Gizmo Lovers digs through the available information to show just how much there is to ...
02:18 pm EDT - Mon, August 29, 2011
Engadget Fujitsu to release waterproof Arrows Tab F-01D LTE tablet on NTT DoCoMo?
If you've spent time in the rain recently like many of us, you recognize the value of waterproof gear. And Fujitsu's leaked Arrows Tab F-01D tablet gets it too, packing a 10.1-inch WXGA display, TI IM...
02:18 pm EDT - Mon, August 29, 2011
Engadget Fujitsu to release waterproof Arrows Tab F-01D LTE tablet on NTT DoCoMo (update: confirmed)
If you've spent time in the rain recently like many of us, you recognize the value of waterproof gear. And Fujitsu's leaked Arrows Tab F-01D tablet gets it too, packing a 10.1-inch WXGA display, TI IM...
01:53 pm EDT - Mon, August 29, 2011
Engadget LG 3D Game Converter adds depth to regular 2D games
Spoiler alert! Instead of waiting to surprise people at IFA this week, LG has released details of its new 3D Game Converter for the Optimus 3D early. The software arrives as part of the October mainte...
01:26 pm EDT - Mon, August 29, 2011
Engadget LG Display cuts spending targets for 2012, amid sagging LCD demand
LG Display has decided to drastically cut its expenditure target for 2012, in yet another sign that the LCD market is going through some tough times. Today, the manufacturer announced that it will spe...
12:59 pm EDT - Mon, August 29, 2011
Engadget Toshiba rumored to be announcing ultra-thin tablet at IFA after chunky Thrive did anything but
With a tablet market dominated by the svelte iPad 2, a device with a "chunky design" isn't bound to Thrive. According to Notebook Italia, Toshiba's expected to announce a new ultra-thin tablet at IFA ...
12:34 pm EDT - Mon, August 29, 2011
Engadget E FUN's aPen A3 stylus brings digitized scribbles to Android, BlackBerry users (video)
Students heading back to school this week will have a new stylus to toss in their backpacks, now that E FUN has released its aPen A3 digital pen. The company's latest note-taker is essentially like Li...
12:06 pm EDT - Mon, August 29, 2011
Engadget Touchpad port of CM7 in the works, can barely be called an alpha (video)
Supposedly there are some magical Touchpads out there with Android pre-installed on them, but that won't help you load it up your new collectors item. Thankfully the Cyanogen Mod team is hard at work ...
11:21 am EDT - Mon, August 29, 2011
Engadget AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon give Isis mobile payment network a $100 million boost
How do you compete with Google's new Wallet mobile payment system? Well, a $100 million cash infusion certainly couldn't hurt. AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon have plans to invest just that amount ...
10:39 am EDT - Mon, August 29, 2011
Engadget Samsung's ChatON messaging service brings free texting to Android, iOS and BlackBerry (video)
It looks like Samsung is about to dip its toes in the mobile messaging market, with a new service called ChatON. Slated to debut at this week's IFA, the app brings texting, group chat and image / vide...
09:41 am EDT - Mon, August 29, 2011
Engadget HTC Omega spotted in the wild on Algerian auction site?
Just a few days after its renders first leaked, the HTC Omega has apparently been spotted in the wild, on an Algerian auction site, of all places. French blog Mon Windows Phone claims that the rumored...
08:18 am EDT - Mon, August 29, 2011
Engadget Samsung delays Galaxy Tab 10.1 launch in Australia amid patent battle with Apple
Just a few days after suffering a legal setback in Dutch court, Samsung has now decided to delay the launch of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia, amid its heightening patent infringement battle with Ap...
07:57 am EDT - Mon, August 29, 2011
Engadget Sonnet's Echo brings ExpressCard to Thunderbolt machines
Looking for more stuff to plug into that Thunderbolt port? If you've got a smattering of ExpressCard/34 doodads laying around, Sonnet's upcoming Echo adapter might just fit the bill. Scheduled for...
05:46 am EDT - Mon, August 29, 2011
Engadget New developments in atomic clock technology beat accuracy records, may inspire Ke$ha's next hit
According to a recent Penn State study that uses a new way to calculate time-telling precision, the CsF2 cesium-based atomic clock at the UK's National Physical Laboratory is almost twice as accurate ...
04:07 am EDT - Mon, August 29, 2011
Engadget Xiaomi Phone gets dissected, phone status confirmed
The Xiaomi Phone managed to pique our interest by packing a 1.5Ghz dual-core processor into a fairly sleek, inexpensive package -- and, like all interesting new devices, it's now been torn completely ...
02:22 am EDT - Mon, August 29, 2011
Engadget How would you change Samsung's Droid Charge?
Skipped over the Thunderbolt, did you? If you were waiting for that other LTE phone to come your way, Samsung's Droid Charge may have been the one that caught your eye. For those who settled on it...
01:18 am EDT - Mon, August 29, 2011
Engadget White Galaxy W surfaces, flashes its backside
Samsung's already given us a few tidbits about its upcoming Galaxy W, but none pertaining to color. Lending credence to a bleached variant of the upcoming "Wonder" smartphone are a bevy of shots from ...
12:30 am EDT - Mon, August 29, 2011
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Lighting superbike, kinetic energy generator and vibrating gloves
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.It's been an epic week for environmental news as Inhabitat ...
11:13 pm EDT - Sun, August 28, 2011
Engadget Acer Aspire 3951 photos leaked, new Ultrabooks to launch in September
We don't mind eyeballing a few impossibly clean renders when we get wind of a new toy, but there's nothing like the real McCoy. Today's bones slipped out of a (now pulled) HDblog hands-on of the Acer ...
10:00 pm EDT - Sun, August 28, 2011
Engadget Switched On: The accidental handset company, Part 1
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.Tech company acquisitions often seek to reshape a company or even the entire industry. Buying Applied Semantics catalyz...
08:38 pm EDT - Sun, August 28, 2011
Engadget Eyeborg filmmaker fires up eye-cam to document cutting edge prosthetics (video)
In late 2008 filmmaker Rob Spence, caught our attention when he announced his plan to jam a video camera in his skull to replace an eye he lost to an unfortunate accident. Instead of connecting the ca...
06:07 pm EDT - Sun, August 28, 2011
Engadget HTC HD2 keeps spry with Mango RTM and custom ROM, looks to clear final hurdle (video)
You likely know the HTC HD2 as the phone that just can't be held in the past. While it started life with Windows Mobile 6.5, it's since met better fortunes with Android, Meego, and most recently... No...
04:32 pm EDT - Sun, August 28, 2011
Engadget Galaxy S II LTE and Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE announced, set to debut at IFA
Well, if you thought Samsung was done tweaking the Galaxy S II, you were very mistaken. The Korean company is getting ready to unveil the Galaxy S II LTE at IFA in Berlin this week, alongside an LTE v...
03:05 pm EDT - Sun, August 28, 2011
Engadget Sony PRS-T1 e-reader spotted on Dutch retail site for 165 euros
It's nigh on a month since we caught the WiFi-toting Sony PRS-T1 flitting its way through the FCC. Now the unannounced e-reader has popped up again -- this time on a Dutch seller's webpage with some p...
01:30 pm EDT - Sun, August 28, 2011
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of August 22, 2011
Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging to get updated. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so m...
11:54 am EDT - Sun, August 28, 2011
Engadget Droid Bionic pops up on Motorola site, looks set for September 8 release
Between the leaked ads, blurry photos and walkthrough videos, it seems that we've seen Motorola's reworked Droid Bionic pretty much everywhere but in the hands of consumers. Looks like the company is ...
10:14 am EDT - Sun, August 28, 2011
Engadget Nichicon lays claim to the world's smallest EV chargers with NGQ-202, NGQ-203 models
Although it'll still be hard to misplace in your pile of electronics, a company called Nichicon has launched what it says is the world's smallest chargers for electric vehicles, the NGQ-A202 and the N...
07:06 am EDT - Sun, August 28, 2011
Engadget OWC Mercury Electra 6G SSD lineup updated with smaller 60GB option for $130
Looking for a peppy SSD to turbo charge your workflow and don't need a whole lot of storage capacity? Back in June, Other World Computing introduced its speedy SandForce-endowed Mercury Electra 6G...
04:17 am EDT - Sun, August 28, 2011
Engadget Iced-out diamond planet catches astronomers' eyes
If you thought Kim Kardashian's engagement ring was a ridiculous rock, you haven't seen the ludicrously large diamond planet, J1719-1438. Scientists at the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbou...
02:29 am EDT - Sun, August 28, 2011
Engadget Ask Engadget: best (Windows) Home Server and universal remote solution?
We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is coming to us from Tim, who's looking to take his ...
01:16 am EDT - Sun, August 28, 2011
Engadget Digital Projection debuts new native ultrawidescreen projector
1080p projectors and displays are sweet, but since movie lovers are watching content in ratios closer to 2.35:1 than the 16:9 layout of tradition HD projectors and PJs and wasting precious pixels Digi...
12:26 am EDT - Sun, August 28, 2011
Engadget Samsung pushes Galaxy S II launch back a day due to Hurricane Irene
It looks like you'll have to wait an extra day to learn what you already know: the Galaxy S II -- aka, the Attain, Hercules and Epic 4G Touch -- is about to launch on AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint. Sa...
12:26 am EDT - Sun, August 28, 2011
Engadget Samsung pushes Galaxy S II launch event back a day due to Hurricane Irene
It looks like you'll have to wait an extra day to learn what you already know: the Galaxy S II -- aka, the Attain, Hercules and Epic 4G Touch -- is about to launch on AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint. Sa...
11:19 pm EDT - Sat, August 27, 2011
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 101 - 08.27.2011
After the two most craziest weeks ever in the history of the mobile technology news universe, it's important to step back and just take stock of everything: a survey course, if you will. That's why we...
10:06 pm EDT - Sat, August 27, 2011
Engadget BeBook Club 'S' boosts speed, contrast, leaves off nothing for savings
The respectable, if not exactly mind-blowing, BeBook Club e-reader is getting an update and adding an "S." So, what exactly does the BeBook Club 'S' bring to the party? Well, one of them fancy Pea...
07:29 pm EDT - Sat, August 27, 2011
Engadget MOTOFONE F3, the zombie apocalypse survival phone (video)
You can never be too prepared. Whether you're being chased by brain sucking zombies, hunted down by ruthless killer robots, or -- more likely -- the victim of an earthquake or other natural disaster. ...
06:04 pm EDT - Sat, August 27, 2011
Engadget Google remains committed to TV business, expects more partners soon
Wondering what Mountain View has in store for Google TV -- that half-baked content platform available on only a small handful of devices? Well, it's not going away, apparently, and may even cross ...
04:47 pm EDT - Sat, August 27, 2011
Engadget Exclusive: HTC Holiday for AT&T in the wild -- 4G LTE, 1.2GHz, 4.5-inch qHD display
Looks like AT&T's fall lineup will include at least one slab of irresistible. The so-called HTC Holiday is indeed real, and it'll soon be gracing Ma Bell's airwaves -- and not just the HSPA+ ...
04:00 pm EDT - Sat, August 27, 2011
Engadget Insert Coin: PumpTire self-inflating bicycle tire
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject lin...
03:04 pm EDT - Sat, August 27, 2011
Engadget Microsoft confirms 3D support in Halo: CE remake for Xbox 360
Microsoft has been slower than Sony to jump on the 3D gaming bandwagon -- not surprising considering it isn't the one desperately pushing the televisions needed to experience them -- but today the com...
02:33 pm EDT - Sat, August 27, 2011
Engadget ASUS MARS II gets reviewed, deemed the fastest single graphics card on the market
Well, that insane ASUS MARS II card we got to feast our eyes on back in June has finally started rolling off the assembly line. That means it's time for the hardware fanatics and gaming freaks to star...
01:05 pm EDT - Sat, August 27, 2011
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of August 22, 2011
This week was packed with news on the mobile front, so it was easy to miss a few stories here and there. Here's some of the other stuff that happened in the wide world of wireless for the week of Augu...
11:32 am EDT - Sat, August 27, 2011
Engadget Microsoft patent application details pico projected shared workspace, sounds vaguely familiar
"Combined Surface User Interface" is a cool little patent application filed by Microsoft back in 2010, detailing the creation of a shared workspace stitched together by pico projectors attached to mob...
09:31 am EDT - Sat, August 27, 2011
Engadget Electrowetted insoles charge your strut, The Police stand by for music licensing deal
Every move you make is another ten watts you waste. Which is why researchers at InStep NanoPower are working towards taking that spring in your step, and turning it into juice for your gadgets. Flippi...
06:24 am EDT - Sat, August 27, 2011
Engadget Nokia 701, 700 and 600 get hands-on treatment with Symbian Belle, Nokia proposes NFC love in China (video)
Nokia may be over Symbian in the United States, but the Finnish company is certainly pursuing the Chinese market with ferocity. Engadget China recently sat down with the three new devices from Espoo -...
03:56 am EDT - Sat, August 27, 2011
Engadget MIT's folding CityCar takes a spin on video, still no room for humans
The MIT Media Lab has been working on a folding, stackable electric vehicle for quite a few years now, but it seems those have at least been fairly productive years, as the so-called CityCar has now f...
02:11 am EDT - Sat, August 27, 2011
Engadget Apple patent application keeps your private display private
It always bears repeating that just because a company applies for a patent doesn't mean the thing will ever see the light of day as a real product. But really, it's the outlandishness that makes these...
12:36 am EDT - Sat, August 27, 2011
Engadget Nissan's Leaf rollout speeds up in Chicago this fall
Oprah may have left town and packed up her "You get a car!" philanthropic ways, but that's not stopping Nissan from injecting the windy city with a little auto excitement. Responding to an overwhelmin...
11:44 pm EDT - Fri, August 26, 2011
Engadget Apple stops renting TV shows in iTunes, could be working on a new kind of video service
Apple has pulled the plug on TV episode rentals via iTunes, abruptly leaving customers with only the option of purchasing per episode -- good thing you can watch those on your Apple TV streamed from t...
11:19 pm EDT - Fri, August 26, 2011
Engadget HTC Vigor poses for a couple of spy shots, reveals little
So it turned out that render of HTC's Vigor on a Dutch online store wasn't exactly kosher; but what might be are two spy shots that Droid Life obtained today, providing us with what would seem to be t...
10:38 pm EDT - Fri, August 26, 2011
Engadget Apple patent application imagines iPhones that learn the sweet sound of your voice
Button-loathing Apple really wants people to stop dirtying its devices with sticky fingerprints. That's why it's applied for a patent that should improve the frustrating experience of using iOS's voic...
09:52 pm EDT - Fri, August 26, 2011
Engadget Sony Android tablet details and specs continue to leak, 'S2' is the Sony Tablet P
We've got more info for you on the pair of Android tablets Sony plans to launch next year, as our source indicates the dual 5.5-inch screened clamshell, thus far codenamed the S2, will launch as the S...
08:46 pm EDT - Fri, August 26, 2011
Engadget Trio of US Samsung Galaxy S II models get together for a group photo?
Gaze closely at the above picture. Is this classy-looking bunch of phones the actual trio of Galaxy S II devices we expect to see unveiled at Samsung's press event this coming Monday? If so, our m...
08:00 pm EDT - Fri, August 26, 2011
Engadget Sony NEX-FS100 review
We've been uncommonly keen to get our hands on the Sony NEX-FS100 ever since we first heard about it back in March. You see, this is no ordinary camcorder. Its spec sheet reads like a liturgy of filmm...
07:45 pm EDT - Fri, August 26, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 4:30ET!
Howdy all, it's time to round up all of the crazy mobile topics from the week that was and listen to Myriam and Brad chat the afternoon away on the Engadget Mobile Podcast. For our 101st episode, we'r...
07:30 pm EDT - Fri, August 26, 2011
Engadget Engadget NYC Reader Meetup recap
What can we say? It was an amazing night. We filled the joint to capacity, made about a million new friends, smashed an iPad 2 live on stage, and literally had so much stuff to give away that we r...
07:01 pm EDT - Fri, August 26, 2011
Engadget Droid Bionic gets a silent walkthrough (video)
Sure, there's no sword-wielding lady in a leather blouse, but this silent hands-on walkthrough will no doubt prove exciting in its own right for anyone who has been aching to get their hands on the fo...
06:33 pm EDT - Fri, August 26, 2011
Engadget Microsoft gesture patents reveal possible dual-screen tablet focus
Earlier this year, we heard a slew of whispers promising a late winter launch for Microsoft's Windows 8 tablets -- there was even mention of a tab-specific OS. While it's become clear that Redmond int...
06:00 pm EDT - Fri, August 26, 2011
Engadget IRL: The stuff Engadget editors are using... in real life
Hi, guys! Welcome to IRL, a brand new feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life. One of the reasons we started this column is that we don't necessarily stop evalu...
05:35 pm EDT - Fri, August 26, 2011
Engadget MIT research team improves wireless security, is starting with the man in the middle
Now that they've finished building a robot capable of making cakes, MIT's researchers can get on with the serious business of improving our wireless security. In a new study it reveals a technique dub...
05:09 pm EDT - Fri, August 26, 2011
Engadget HP wants to give you some free apps to go with that new TouchPad
Not that it particularly needed it, but HP is sweetening the deal for owners of its now defunct TouchPad, offering up six webOS apps for the price of free. The pack includes apps normally ranging in p...
04:47 pm EDT - Fri, August 26, 2011
Engadget Commenting on Engadget: a refresher
Hey there, it's time for yet another refresher on the wonderful world of Engadget comments. After the break you'll find our "human's guide" to commenting, a sort of care and feeding guide for your Dis...
04:00 pm EDT - Fri, August 26, 2011
Engadget Razer Blade: hands-on with 17-inches of gaming greatness
Something big's been brewing over in Carlsbad, and the time has finally come for it to be revealed to the world: the Razer Blade. The onyx aluminum beaut before you is the culmination of over three ye...
04:00 pm EDT - Fri, August 26, 2011
Engadget Engadget's back to school guide 2011: laptops
Welcome to Engadget's Back to School guide! We know that this time of year can be pretty annoying and stressful for everyone, so we're here to help out with the heartbreaking process of gadget buying ...
04:00 pm EDT - Fri, August 26, 2011
Engadget Razer Blade: hands-on with 17 inches of gaming greatness
Something big's been brewing over in Carlsbad, and the time has finally come for it to be revealed to the world: the Razer Blade. The onyx aluminum beaut before you is the culmination of over three ye...
03:36 pm EDT - Fri, August 26, 2011
Engadget FCC Fridays: August 26, 2011
We here at Engadget Mobile tend to spend a lot of way too much time poring over the latest FCC filings, be it on the net or directly on the ol' Federal Communications Commission's site. Since we could...
03:11 pm EDT - Fri, August 26, 2011
Engadget LG unveils S430, S530 Aurora laptops for people who like muted hues
LG has added two new stars to its constellation of Aurora laptops, with the LG S430 and LG S530. Both models are powered by an Intel Core i5 processor, with the S430 boasting a 14-inch, 1366 x 768 HD ...
02:46 pm EDT - Fri, August 26, 2011
Engadget Dell Vostro 360 unveiled in China, a decently priced all-in-Yuan
Dell's Chinese site just took the wraps off the Vostro 360 all-in-one, which we already glimpsed in some prematurely released support documents. The product page actually calls it the 'Vostro Success ...
02:01 pm EDT - Fri, August 26, 2011
Engadget Fujitsu LOOX F-07C review
For those who've been dwelling on this planet long enough, you might just remember a category of mobile computers by the name of UMPCs. In particular, think Sony's VAIO UX and the elusive xpPhone. Ala...
01:35 pm EDT - Fri, August 26, 2011
Engadget IBM developing largest data drive ever, with 120 petabytes of bliss
So, this is pretty... big. At this very moment, researchers at IBM are building the largest data drive ever -- a 120 petabyte beast comprised of some 200,000 normal HDDs working in concert. To put tha...
01:12 pm EDT - Fri, August 26, 2011
Engadget Tampa Bay Buccanneers to use iPads as playbooks, not PlayBooks
With the NFL season just a few days away, players and coaches have been busy lifting weights, doing interviews and counting their money. Sometimes, they even get the chance to study their playbooks --...
12:47 pm EDT - Fri, August 26, 2011
Engadget Google TV coming to the UK within six months
Hey! Britain! Guess what? You're getting Google TV! Try to temper your excitement, we know this is a big day for you, but there's still a bit of a wait ahead. According to the Telegraph and the Da...
12:20 pm EDT - Fri, August 26, 2011
Engadget ETRO robot wears its heart on its face, promises to love you
We prefer our robots stick to the household cleaning chores, a little DJing action even, and then go right back to the closet. But, when we first glimpsed this emoting automaton from Korea's Electroni...
11:29 am EDT - Fri, August 26, 2011
Engadget LG and GM team up to build next generation of electric cars
Abbreviation loving multinationals Lucky Goldstar and General Motors have entered into an "Electric Vehicle Cooperation" agreement to build the next generation of EVs. The partnership follows a succes...
10:21 am EDT - Fri, August 26, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy W to launch on Three network in the UK next month
Samsung-thusiasts in the UK will be happy to know that the brand spanking new Galaxy W is coming to the British Three network in September. Just yesterday, we caught a glimpse of this beaut running Gi...
09:30 am EDT - Fri, August 26, 2011
Engadget DirecTV's Nomad teaser page suggests a Slingbox competitor, but little else
It's been a while since we heard anything solid about the DirecTV Nomad unit, but a teaser page recently went live on the satellite company's website showing the device. The tiny pic isn't incredibly ...
08:54 am EDT - Fri, August 26, 2011
Engadget Playbook OS version 2.0 leaked: is RIM really sacking BES?
This one comes with a health warning: even if the leaked screenshot above is legit, it's easy to over-interpret. Nevertheless, it purports to show the account setup page from Blackberry Tablet OS 2.0 ...
07:27 am EDT - Fri, August 26, 2011
Engadget Google shutters Slide, founder Max Levchin moves to greener pastures
It's been barely a year since Google acquired Slide for a cool $200 million, but today comes news that the Mountain View crew has decided to dissolve its social apps unit, and that renowned entreprene...
06:01 am EDT - Fri, August 26, 2011
Engadget JailbreakMe creator Comex joins Apple as an intern
Allow us to extend our congratulations to Nicholas Allegra. He's more popularly known as Comex, the party responsible for crafting the infamous JailbreakMe and Spirit tools that's given Apple so many ...
05:00 am EDT - Fri, August 26, 2011
Engadget Panasonic shrinks its Micro Four Thirds lenses, launches X-series with wide-angle, telephoto zooms
Anyone who's used Panasonic's 14-42mm Micro Four Thirds zoom lens has probably noticed its relatively bulky design, especially when compared to Olympus's counterpart. Today, the company announced the ...
05:00 am EDT - Fri, August 26, 2011
Engadget Panasonic Lumix FX90 point-and-shoot packs built-in WiFi, Android iPhone app compatibility
For many photographers, in-camera WiFi may be an attractive feature before you leave the store, but confusing setup and limited functionality reduce its appeal once you actually go and try to use it. ...
05:00 am EDT - Fri, August 26, 2011
Engadget Panasonic Lumix FZ150 builds on FZ47 superzoom, adds CMOS sensor, 1080p video
Last month, Panasonic's Lumix FZ47 made some (rather subtle) waves with its full manual video mode, lettering you control aperture and shutter speed while capturing in 1080i. Now, the company just ann...
03:12 am EDT - Fri, August 26, 2011
Engadget Xbox 360's ESPN3 app updated with more voice control, split screen and more
The PlayStation 3 may have NFL Sunday Ticket but the Xbox 360 still has exclusive access to ESPN3's slate of games, shows and replays, and today the app was updated with a new look and a few new featu...
01:38 am EDT - Fri, August 26, 2011
Engadget playGo USB does wireless audio slightly cheaper than a Sonos
Audiophiles wanting to wirelessly liberate their music from desktop speakers have a tough choice -- buy a $99 Airport Express, which uses a less-than-ideal 3.5mm line-out jack, or spend big on a Sonos...
12:16 am EDT - Fri, August 26, 2011
Engadget Traktor Kontrol S2 digital DJ system shaves a few inches and bones off its big brother
Look, last year's Traktor Kontrol S4 was pretty damn awesome but, at $1,000 and about the size of your average Williamsburg DJ, it wasn't exactly for everyone. That's where the S2 comes in. Instead of...
11:24 pm EDT - Thu, August 25, 2011
Engadget HTC Omega blessed with renders, revealing its front-facing camera
HTC's decided to throw a similar get-together to rival the kickin' shindig we had tonight, which hopefully means the company will show off the latest and greatest phones soon to grace its lineup. One ...
10:30 pm EDT - Thu, August 25, 2011
Engadget Live from the Engadget reader meetup in NYC
Are you in New York City? We sure are, and we want you to join us! Right now! We'll be at Guastavino's, located just under the Queensboro Bridge at 59th Street in Manhattan, until 10:30pm. Plenty ...
09:58 pm EDT - Thu, August 25, 2011
Engadget Olympus PEN E-PM1 Mini gets a $500 price tag, September release date
Remember that cute little Micro Four Thirds camera that Olympus unveiled in June? Well, we just got word that the PEN E-PM1 Mini will ship next month, with an equally petite $500 price tag -- incl...
09:30 pm EDT - Thu, August 25, 2011
Engadget Personal subtitle glasses from Sony may get trial run in UK next year
It's been quite a while since we've heard any news about those spiffy specs that put private subtitles in your field of view. It looks like they're finally inching closer to reality though, with some ...
09:03 pm EDT - Thu, August 25, 2011
Engadget Fossil's Meta Watch passes the FCC, your magic wristwatch fantasies are about to come true
Fossil's Meta Watch has been beset with delays and defective parts but finally there's good news -- the watches have passed the FCC. The two models (analog and digital) can sync with your Android smar...
08:44 pm EDT - Thu, August 25, 2011
Engadget HTC Sense 3.5 beta screenshots leak, bring tears of joy to weather widget lovers
Now that you've seen high-quality images of the HTC Bliss with the screen turned off, are you curious to see what it looks like when it's on? The same folks at XDA.cn who got hands-on time with t...
08:12 pm EDT - Thu, August 25, 2011
Engadget Samsung's IFA app unveils Galaxy Tab 7.7, Wave 3 and Galaxy Note
We're about a week away from this year's IFA, but that's no reason for the tech teases to dry up. According to a report on This Is My Next, a bevy of product logos from Sammy's Android trade show app ...
07:30 pm EDT - Thu, August 25, 2011
Engadget Drift HD helmet cam review
What a difference a year makes, yeah? 13 months ago, we were giving Drift Innovation's latest helmet cam (the HD170) a run through the gauntlet, and now, we're giving that unit's proper successor ...
07:27 pm EDT - Thu, August 25, 2011
Engadget SignalGuru uses a smartphone camera to help you manage traffic lights, save fuel
Nothing burns fuel (or patience) faster than stop and go traffic, something MIT researchers are hoping to minimize with SignalGuru. The smartphone-based system commands you to slow down or speed up ba...
07:08 pm EDT - Thu, August 25, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson updates Xperia line with the latest Gingerbread goods
Android update junkies are in for a treat from Sony Ericsson. The handset maker's serving up the freshest batch of Gingerbread to its Xperia line of smartphones starting this October. Bundled in to th...
06:46 pm EDT - Thu, August 25, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S II not coming to Verizon after all? (Update: confirmed)
Many of us were holding out hopes that the Function, Verizon's rumored variant of the Samsung Galaxy S II, would be the latest addition to its LTE lineup, but now we're hearing that it may not be comi...
06:00 pm EDT - Thu, August 25, 2011
Engadget Growing Up Geek: Joe Pollicino
Growing up geek? I'm having trouble believing I did. In preparation for this piece I scoured all of my family's photo albums (these stop at around 2004 -- must've been that digital camera craze), ...
05:39 pm EDT - Thu, August 25, 2011
Engadget Verizon to offer Intuit's GoPayment in retail stores, free after rebate
There's nothing worse than missing out on your favorite street meat because you've only got plastic. But even smaller vendors may soon be able to process that dollar hot dog with a credit card, as Ver...
05:16 pm EDT - Thu, August 25, 2011
Engadget Engadget's NYC Reader Meetup is happening tonight!
As a great poet once wrote, "Today is the greatest day I've ever known." Okay, that might be hyping things up a bit, but we're pretty pumped to meet you all tonight. Engadget editors have flown in fro...
04:34 pm EDT - Thu, August 25, 2011
Engadget AMD taps Lenovo's Rory Read to be President and CEO
AMD has finally found itself a permanent CEO. The company today named Rory P. Read to the post, also announcing that he'll serve as President and as a member of the board of directors. Read most recen...
04:00 pm EDT - Thu, August 25, 2011
Engadget Tim Cook: Who is Apple's new CEO?
Tim Cook is no dark horse. He's no outsider either. And while most of us were caught a bit off guard when Apple announced Steve Jobs's resignation last night, none were too surprised when the 50-year-...
03:42 pm EDT - Thu, August 25, 2011
Engadget Sony's Digital Link Sound System brings all-in-one iOS integration to your dashboard
Is your car yearning for more iOS integration? Sony's got you covered, with its new Digital Link Sound System. The company's new audio package is available in two models: the all-in-one XDP-PK1000...
03:21 pm EDT - Thu, August 25, 2011
Engadget Lightning Motorcycles risks neck for an extra 10 MPH on the Flying Banana
Weeks after breaking the electric motorcycle land speed record, Lightning Motorcycles decided it wasn't satisfied with 206.079 MPH. Shunning a well-deserved vacation, its Flying Banana MK. II bike hit...
03:02 pm EDT - Thu, August 25, 2011
Engadget AMD 990FX motherboards from Asus, ASRock and Gigabyte get rounded up and ranked
HotHardware just herded up a trio of new mainboards equipped with AMD's 990FX chipset, which will support those famed 8-core Bulldozer-based processors when they finally arrive, as well as being compa...
02:55 pm EDT - Thu, August 25, 2011
Engadget Alleged HP TouchPad running Android appears, can be yours on eBay (update: and another one!)
In an extraordinarily convenient turn of events, one buyer of a firesale-priced HP TouchPad at Best Buy a couple of days ago claims his came out of the box with an extra special treat -- it's running ...
02:33 pm EDT - Thu, August 25, 2011
Engadget Apple's new CEO Tim Cook addresses employees in staff letter
With less than 24 hours under his belt as the new CEO of Apple, Tim Cook has sent a letter to the company's staff this morning, thanking his predecessor, and predicting bright things for Apple's futur...
02:09 pm EDT - Thu, August 25, 2011
Engadget Acer unveils TravelMate 8481T laptop for the all-business crowd
Globetrotting financiers have a new companion to slot into their briefcases, now that Acer has taken the wraps off its TravelMate Timeline 8481T notebook. Powered by an Intel Core i5 processor and wei...
01:46 pm EDT - Thu, August 25, 2011
Engadget WebKit turns 10, celebrates a decade of speedy, standards-compliant browsing
It's hard to believe but WebKit, the rendering engine inside Safari and Chrome, is now ten years old. The forked child of KDE's KHTML received its first commit of code from Apple back on August 24th o...
01:26 pm EDT - Thu, August 25, 2011
Engadget Motorola rolling out 4G LTE upgrade for select Xoom users?
It's been a while coming, but it looks like some Motorola Xoom users will finally be receiving 4G LTE support, in the very near future. According to a customer service e-mail obtained by Droid Life, t...
01:14 pm EDT - Thu, August 25, 2011
Engadget Sony's AR tool lets you put big screens in small apartments (video)
It may not be a slick as Panasonic's dream-TV AR app, but at least Sony's keeping up with the competition. Live from the company's UK outfit is an online AR tool enabling you, dear reader, to visualiz...
12:55 pm EDT - Thu, August 25, 2011
Engadget SanDisk launches $50 Sansa Clip Zip MP3 player, makes for a cheap workout date
If you've been working out with help from tunes on your Sansa Clip MP3 player or Sansa Clip+, chances are you've gotten a bit trimmer -- and you're not the only one. SanDisk's launched a thinner ...
12:32 pm EDT - Thu, August 25, 2011
Engadget X10 AirPad is a warm slab of Gingerbread for under $200
Couldn't get your hands on a discount TouchPad? It's not quite as cheap, but X10 does boldly claim that its new AirPad is "the best tablet on the market for under $200." It's important to have rea...
12:08 pm EDT - Thu, August 25, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry to run Android apps on future QNX devices?
One of the biggest gripes from BlackBerry users is the lack of apps, which is why RIM hopes to boost sales by adding Android compatibility in future devices -- DroidBerry, anyone? According to Blo...
11:24 am EDT - Thu, August 25, 2011
Engadget Sony Vaio Z gets the in-house teardown treatment (video)
Another official teardown, another predictable revelation: the new Sony Vaio Z's viscera are thinner, flatter and, er, more compressed than those of its predecessor. But at least this dissection is pe...
10:49 am EDT - Thu, August 25, 2011
Engadget CineSkates smooth your camera's roll (video)
Wheels make everything better, right? That certainly seems to be the case with CineSkates. Joby has given a big thumbs up to the Kickstarter project, which help the Gorillapod Focus capture some p...
10:20 am EDT - Thu, August 25, 2011
Engadget Microsoft: front facing cameras, Skype integration coming with Mango update (video)
When Microsoft unveiled the SGH-i937 Mango Windows Phone 7 handset last month, we noticed what appeared to be a front facing camera perched atop the Galaxy S II-like device. Now, the company has confi...
09:33 am EDT - Thu, August 25, 2011
Engadget Facebook sets sights on Instagram users with photo filter integration
What now Instagram? You wouldn't sell to Facebook and now ol' Zucks is moving on without you. That's right, friends... the social network genius himself is scheming alongside his engineers to inte...
08:58 am EDT - Thu, August 25, 2011
Engadget Gunnar Optiks crafts limited edition Modern Warfare 3 specs, keeps the bad guys in clear sight
Serious gaming requires serious gear, and by the looks of this latest Call of Duty marketing tie-in, you should be decked out in your Modern Warfare finest when that third installment hits stores. Pub...
08:02 am EDT - Thu, August 25, 2011
Engadget Talk O' Clock makes alarm clocks more social, strangers more friendly
Alarm clocks have been developing more and more unique ways to wake people up over the years, but being woken up by a stranger has always been something of a difficult proposition. Sure, you can use a...
07:22 am EDT - Thu, August 25, 2011
Engadget Droid Bionic teases boot sequence, LTE prowess to anxious onlookers (video)
That's right folks, the Droid Bionic is back with another leaked appearance. This time it stars in a video clip that reveals the phone's boot sequence, which is followed by an all-important thrill rid...
06:50 am EDT - Thu, August 25, 2011
Engadget Alleged HP TouchPad running Android appears, can be yours on eBay
In an extraordinarily convenient turn of events, one buyer of a firesale-priced HP TouchPad at Best Buy a couple of days ago claims his came out of the box with an extra special treat -- it's running ...
05:28 am EDT - Thu, August 25, 2011
Engadget 3G coverage survey gives British smartphone users little to smile about
The UK has plenty of endearing olde worlde attributes, but its lack of fast mobile data access isn't one of them. The country has yet to enter the LTE era and, according to a crowdsourced survey by th...
04:52 am EDT - Thu, August 25, 2011
Engadget EEE Pad Transformer gains official Netflix support, minor fixes
This may be of no consequence to those of you who frequent XDA Developers, but obviously, not all of us are comfortable rooting Asus' EEE Pad Transformer just to get Netflix support. Now you might nev...
04:52 am EDT - Thu, August 25, 2011
Engadget EEE Pad Transformer gains Netflix support, minor fixes
This may be of no consequence to those of you who frequent XDA Developers, but obviously, not all of us are comfortable rooting Asus' EEE Pad Transformer just to get Netflix support. Now you might nev...
04:01 am EDT - Thu, August 25, 2011
Engadget BBM Music gets official for BlackBerry owners lusting after Spotify
Nothing warms our hearts quite like the thought of corporate suits and government workers pumping out the tunes of Iris DeMent and Amy Martin as they scurry throughout their busy days. As we've previo...
03:29 am EDT - Thu, August 25, 2011
Engadget Fukushima technician gives behind-the-scenes look at the cleanup operation
New details about the robotics deployed to help clean up Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant have emerged, thanks to a series of blog posts penned by an anonymous technician. Known only as 'S.H.', the blo...
02:51 am EDT - Thu, August 25, 2011
Engadget Mango teaches Windows Phone to share, probably still needs carrier permission
Microsoft's budding mobile OS is finally learning to share, just like the big kids. Windows Phone's graduation to Mango comes not only with Twitter integration, SkyDrive music streaming, and multitask...
02:02 am EDT - Thu, August 25, 2011
Engadget Nikon unveils S1200pj and AW100 cameras, we go hands-on
In case you were distracted by all the Sony fuss this morning, Nikon also chose today to announce a gaggle of fresh cameras. Most of the new models are incremental updates that will demand in-depth re...
01:33 am EDT - Thu, August 25, 2011
Engadget TiVo talks cable, satellite deals in Q2 results; DirecTiVo exposed! (video)
TiVo's results for the second quarter are here and there were a few tidbits that let us know where its products are going in the future. Despite reporting a net loss for the quarter, its cash position...
01:01 am EDT - Thu, August 25, 2011
Engadget ITK's Handroid: a softer, gentler robotic hand (video)
Most robotic hands are built with a series of individual motors in each joint, making them heavy, expensive and prone to gripping everything with the subtlety of a vice. Japan's ITK thinks it's solved...
12:13 am EDT - Thu, August 25, 2011
Engadget Steve Jobs's Apple: a timeline
Let there be no question: ours would be a very different industry, were it not for Steve Jobs. Few, if any individuals have had so profound an effect on their given spaces; a unprecedented track recor...
12:13 am EDT - Thu, August 25, 2011
Engadget Steve Jobs' Apple: a timeline
Let there be no question: ours would be a very different industry, were it not for Steve Jobs. Few, if any individuals have had so profound an effect on their given spaces; a unprecedented track recor...
10:35 pm EDT - Wed, August 24, 2011
Engadget Steve Jobs resigns as CEO of Apple
In a shocking development out of Cupertino, Apple CEO Steve Jobs has stepped down, the board naming Tim Cook as his replacement. The company said "Steve's extraordinary vision and leadership saved App...
10:26 pm EDT - Wed, August 24, 2011
Engadget Huawei Sonic reappears at the FCC, ditches AWS 3G and NFC functionality
If this is the same "T-Mobile Sonic" we saw a month back, it's safe to assume Huawei took the Gingerbread slab back to the drawing board and away from a Magenta debut. Popping up, once again, over at ...
09:57 pm EDT - Wed, August 24, 2011
Engadget Ticketmaster's interactive seat map brings Facebook stalking to concert venues
You desperately want to attend Katy Perry's raucous San Antonio concert, but your kid sister has absolutely zero interest in tagging along, and the mere thought of going stag strikes fear into your he...
09:31 pm EDT - Wed, August 24, 2011
Engadget Samsung's GT-19220 shows up in leaked photos, preps for battle with iPhone 5?
If you're a sucker for juicy handset rumors, then this one's for you. A few months ago, a supposed Samsung roadmap leaked, revealing a slew of new Android, Bada and WP7 handsets on the horizon. Today,...
09:31 pm EDT - Wed, August 24, 2011
Engadget Samsung's GT-19220 shows up in leaked photos, preps for battle with iPhone 5? (update: nope!)
If you're a sucker for juicy handset rumors, then this one's for you. A few months ago, a supposed Samsung roadmap leaked, revealing a slew of new Android, Bada and WP7 handsets on the horizon. Today,...
08:57 pm EDT - Wed, August 24, 2011
Engadget Engadget's NYC Reader Meetup happens tomorrow!
We know... this can be something of a sad time. Seasons changing, vacations ending, schools opening, and days shortening. But don't be down, dear reader, because we have a heck of a party planned, onl...
08:57 pm EDT - Wed, August 24, 2011
Engadget Engadget's NYC Reader Meetup happens August 25!
We know... this can be something of a sad time. Seasons changing, vacations ending, schools opening, and days shortening. But don't be down, dear reader, because we have a heck of a party planned, onl...
08:29 pm EDT - Wed, August 24, 2011
Engadget Toshiba Smarbo takes on dirt, Roomba, music playing prowess unclear
Toshiba is just the latest company to enter the robovac fray. Samsung, ASUS and LG have already tested the waters against the mighty iRobot, now it's Smarbo's turn to try its hand at automated vacuumi...
08:01 pm EDT - Wed, August 24, 2011
Engadget Droid Bionic ad has pretty much everything but a phone (video)
The new Droid Bionic ad sure has it all: a Portman-esque lady in an illuminated leather blouse, brandishing a giant sword against a Terminator-looking 'bot shooting lasers from his hands, all taking p...
07:37 pm EDT - Wed, August 24, 2011
Engadget Nokia Nearby tells your S40 where the action's at
Just because you're packing an S40 or S60 device doesn't mean you should have to miss out on the haps. That's why Nokia Beta Labs is debuting a pilot app called Nokia Nearby, a hyper-local search app ...
07:12 pm EDT - Wed, August 24, 2011
Engadget UK Advertising Authority smacks Motorola for misleading Atrix advert (video)
Oh dear. Remember Motorola's advert claiming the Atrix was the "world's most powerful smartphone?" Well it's now been banned in the UK by the Advertising Standards Authority. Viewers complained ab...
06:49 pm EDT - Wed, August 24, 2011
Engadget Sony redesigns PlayStation Home, makes it the game outside the game
Sony updated PlayStation Home in the spring of this year, and gave its virtual world multiplayer support and better graphics. Evidently that update wasn't quite what Sony wanted, so the company will r...
06:27 pm EDT - Wed, August 24, 2011
Engadget HTC Bliss gets its clearest photo session yet, shows off front-facing camera
The HTC Bliss is undoubtedly going through the typical pre-launch routine: it's passed through the ranks of the FCC, received its first Blurrycam session, and now we're finally seeing the upcoming dev...
06:06 pm EDT - Wed, August 24, 2011
Engadget Garmin nvi navigators get refreshed, countless new models for 2012
It's time for Garmin to refresh its lineup and flood the market with a slew of dash-mounted GPS devices. In total there are six new series of navigators, with countless models scattered amongst them. ...
05:47 pm EDT - Wed, August 24, 2011
Engadget Google reaches $500 million settlement with DOJ over drug ads
We had heard that Google irked authorities at the Department of Justice when ads advertising illegal and counterfeit drugs started popping up. But, we didn't realize just how expensive the offense wou...
05:09 pm EDT - Wed, August 24, 2011
Engadget Fujifilm FinePix XP30 hands-on: a week of underwater testing (video)
One thing's for sure: we're utterly thrilled with the direction that ruggedized cameras are heading. Canon's PowerShot D10, while impressive, was more like a small stone than a bona fide P&S, but ...
04:31 pm EDT - Wed, August 24, 2011
Engadget Vizio Tablet gets Hulu Plus, lets you watch your '30 Rock' on the go
Picked up one of those $300 Vizio tablets? Good news: your entertainment options just expanded a bit with the addition of Hulu Plus support. The eight-inch tablet now handles the TV / movie stream...
04:00 pm EDT - Wed, August 24, 2011
Engadget Engadget's back to school guide 2011: bags and cases
Welcome to Engadget's Back to School guide! We know that this time of year can be pretty annoying and stressful for everyone, so we're here to help out with the heartbreaking process of gadget buying ...
03:43 pm EDT - Wed, August 24, 2011
Engadget Microsoft showcases new copy, move, rename functions in Windows 8 (video)
Windows 8 has yet to see the light of day, but new details on the forthcoming OS continue to emerge. The most recent preview once again comes courtesy of Microsoft's Building Windows 8 blog, where the...
03:16 pm EDT - Wed, August 24, 2011
Engadget Adobe Lightroom 3.5 will support Olympus, Panasonic and Sony RAW formats
Possessing a camera with RAW output is great, but working with those data-rich files often isn't -- not least because most manufacturers use proprietary file formats. However, Lightroom fans who updat...
02:51 pm EDT - Wed, August 24, 2011
Engadget Logitech unveils suction cup joystick for the iPad (video)
It is what it sounds like, kids. Logitech, clearly on a tablet accessories tear, just trotted out another toy for the iPad. This time, it's a suction cup joystick that sits on the screen, inviting peo...
02:26 pm EDT - Wed, August 24, 2011
Engadget Sony debuts the Handycam NEX-VG20
Add another model to the gadget deluge that was last night's Sony camera announcements. The electronics giant debuted the NEX-VG20, the followup to the admittedly snazzy NEX-VG10. The new interchangea...
02:00 pm EDT - Wed, August 24, 2011
Engadget Acer loses $234 million in worse-than-expected Q2
It may be the second largest computer manufacturer in the world, but things are not looking good for Acer. The Taiwanese company lost 6.79 billion New Taiwan Dollars (TWD), about $234.1 million, in Q2...
01:22 pm EDT - Wed, August 24, 2011
Engadget Netherlands judge rules that Samsung Galaxy S, S II violate Apple patents, bans sales
A judge in The Hague just issued a ruling in Apple's patent infringement case against Samsung, prohibiting "the marketing of Samsung smartphones Galaxy S, S II and Ace for violation of Apple Inc. EP 2...
01:22 pm EDT - Wed, August 24, 2011
Engadget Netherlands judge rules that Samsung Galaxy S, S II violate Apple patents, bans sales (updated)
A judge in The Hague just issued a ruling in Apple's patent infringement case against Samsung, prohibiting "the marketing of Samsung smartphones Galaxy S, S II and Ace for violation of Apple Inc. EP 2...
12:55 pm EDT - Wed, August 24, 2011
Engadget Nokia announces Symbian Belle running on three new devices
True to Monday's teaser, Nokia unveiled its latest update to the Symbian OS as well as a few new devices. Symbian Belle is indeed coming, and it's heading to the Nokia 700, 701 and 600 in the third qu...
12:55 pm EDT - Wed, August 24, 2011
Engadget Nokia announces Symbian Belle alongside three new devices
True to Monday's teaser, Nokia unveiled its latest update to the Symbian OS as well as a few new devices. Belle is indeed coming, and it's heading to the Nokia 700, 701 and 600 in the third quarter of...
12:27 pm EDT - Wed, August 24, 2011
Engadget Time Warner Cable will pay for your Slingbox, in exchange for love
If you're a faithful Time Warner Cable customer, your next Slingbox purchase could be on the house. Yesterday, the provider announced that it will offer full rebates to any Wideband internet subscribe...
11:58 am EDT - Wed, August 24, 2011
Engadget Engineer hacks a Kindle, creates easy to use prototype for sister with cerebral palsy
This may not be Amazon's next version of the Kindle, but this rad mod does fill a very unique purpose. Glenn, an electrical engineer, created what he's calling the Frankenkindle for his sister, who ha...
11:01 am EDT - Wed, August 24, 2011
Engadget Proposing with portals: how really romantic gamers pop the question
Unless you proposed from orbit, chances are your marriage request was not nearly as elaborate as Gary Hudston's. And, perhaps outside of 2008's homebrew Bejeweled proposal, no where near as geeky eith...
10:17 am EDT - Wed, August 24, 2011
Engadget LG announces LSM-100 Scanner Mouse, saves valuable desk space
You may recall, back at CES, we got our hands on LG's LSM-100 mouse scanner and were able to try it out for ourselves. Well it appears that you may have that same opportunity soon. The company has ann...
09:01 am EDT - Wed, August 24, 2011
Engadget Canon launches PIXMA MG6220 and MG8220 photo printers, trees fear for lives
Canon's not done insulting your Photoshop skillz, as it announces the PIXMA MG8220 and MG6220 Wireless Photo All-In-Ones. These 9600 x 2400 dpi color printer / copier / scanners promise wireless print...
07:53 am EDT - Wed, August 24, 2011
Engadget AT&T's fall and winter 2011 roadmap leaked in spreadsheet glory
Summer is in full swing, but if you happen to take a peek at AT&T's leaked roadmap for the upcoming two quarters, you might just sense the chill of winter in the air. While this doesn't appear to ...
06:54 am EDT - Wed, August 24, 2011
Engadget Samsung debuts new Galaxy lineup, refines naming strategy along the way
Good news everyone, we've got a new batch of Sammy smartphones to feast your eyes upon. Now for the downside: today's announcement is meant only to whet your appetite for their official unveiling at I...
05:01 am EDT - Wed, August 24, 2011
Engadget Exclusive: HTC Puccini in the wild, AT&T LTE support confirmed!
Have a gander. Take as long as you need. That, friends, is the AT&T-bound HTC Puccini, and it'll be the first tablet to hit Ma Bell with inbuilt LTE support. According to our sources, the Android-...
05:00 am EDT - Wed, August 24, 2011
Engadget Sony announces entry-level A65, adds yet another DSLR to the Alpha family
Sony is on a roll with some fairly incredible product unveilings this morning. The Alpha A65 is almost an afterthought when compared to today's NEX-7 and A77 announcements, but this $900 (body only) D...
05:00 am EDT - Wed, August 24, 2011
Engadget Sony Alpha A77 hands-on preview (video)
When it comes to cameras, digital SLRs are a breed all their own. Many DSLR owners don't upgrade their bodies often -- if at all -- and even fewer would consider a switch to a competing camera system,...
05:00 am EDT - Wed, August 24, 2011
Engadget Sony NEX-5N replaces NEX-5, adds 16.1 MP sensor, 25,600 max ISO, OLED viewfinder option (video)
Without a doubt, today's biggest news on the NEX front is Sony's 24.3 megapixel NEX-7. But for photographers looking for a bit less power (and a lower $600 body-only price tag), the NEX-5N delivers so...
05:00 am EDT - Wed, August 24, 2011
Engadget Sony reveals three new NEX E-mount lenses, LA-EA2 A-mount adaptor with translucent mirror
Sony's NEX line of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras (ILC) deliver quite a lot of bang for your buck, but a diminutive lens selection reduced appeal for advanced shooters. Today, the company is ...
05:00 am EDT - Wed, August 24, 2011
Engadget Sony unveils NEX-7: 24.3 MP sensor, OLED viewfinder, $1199 price tag (video)
During our trip to Sony HQ earlier this summer to check out the NEX-C3, company reps hinted that the best was yet to come -- and held true to their word. Today's NEX-7 release breaks a handful of digi...
04:46 am EDT - Wed, August 24, 2011
Engadget Exclusive: HTC Puccini in the wild, AT&T LTE support confirmed!
Have a gander. Take as long as you need. That, friends, is the AT&T-bound HTC Puccini, and it'll be the first tablet to hit Ma Bell with inbuilt LTE support. According to our sources, the Android-...
04:00 am EDT - Wed, August 24, 2011
Engadget Nikon announces Coolpix P7100, AW100 ruggedized, and four S-series point-and-shoots
Camera manufacturers seem to have forgone the straw method for deciding which order to push out their press releases this time around, opting for old-fashioned alphabetical order instead. Yesterday Ca...
04:00 am EDT - Wed, August 24, 2011
Engadget Nikon announces Coolpix P7100, ruggedized AW100 and four S-series point-and-shoots
Camera manufacturers seem to have forgone the straw method for deciding which order to push out their press releases this time around, opting for old-fashioned alphabetical order instead. Yesterday Ca...
03:19 am EDT - Wed, August 24, 2011
Engadget Microsoft: Windows Phone Tango will be minor update, is meant for low-end handsets
It looks like we have our Windows Phone roadmap filled out for at least the next year, as Tango has been confirmed by Microsoft as next year's minor update preceding Apollo (aka Windows Phone 8). As m...
02:39 am EDT - Wed, August 24, 2011
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 262 - 08.23.2011
It's been a bumpy ride, but we're back with a new episode of the Engadget HD Podcast. This week brings multiple CableCARD tuners, iPad apps and even a few new projectors. Naturally, we eventually get ...
02:16 am EDT - Wed, August 24, 2011
Engadget White HTC EVO 3D gets exclusive RadioShack bow on September 9th
If Wall-E's lady friend, Eve, and Spielberg's E.T. were to come together in engineering matrimony, we're pretty sure this white EVO 3D would be the resulting offspring. This "rare and beautiful" unico...
01:28 am EDT - Wed, August 24, 2011
Engadget More details emerge on AMDs Bulldozer for high-end desktops
AMDs Bulldozer is the company's anticipated high-power rival to Intel's Core i7 and the company just released a slew of new information about its internals. Now, pay attention 007 -- the "Zambezi for ...
12:34 am EDT - Wed, August 24, 2011
Engadget New York judge denies government warrant for Verizon location data
Beating the man at his own game on Monday, a federal judge from the Eastern District of New York denied the US government's application asking Verizon Wireless to hand over 113 days of customer locati...
11:42 pm EDT - Tue, August 23, 2011
Engadget Apple granted patents for solar-powered charging, method of video navigation
Lately, Apple's become synonymous with a flurry of hotly-contested patent disputes, but in a nice change of events, the company's actually been granted a bunch by the USPTO. The recently awarded paten...
11:14 pm EDT - Tue, August 23, 2011
Engadget Nokia C3-01 Gold Edition gets blinged out with 1Ghz processor and gold-plated bod
Searching for the perfect accessory to your gold lamé hot pants, gold tooth and gold pinky ring? Then look no further than the Nokia C3-01 Gold Edition. This hunk of sparkly splendor is not...
10:47 pm EDT - Tue, August 23, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S II variant sneaks into American promo video
If you don't pay close attention, you may not even notice it, but Samsung sneaked a preview of an American Galaxy S II variant into a promo video it released earlier today. For the entire clip you sta...
10:12 pm EDT - Tue, August 23, 2011
Engadget China inches ahead of US in PC sales for the first time
We may be living in a "post PC" world according to some, but PCs are unquestionably still big business, and they're now a bigger business in China than anywhere else. That's according to the latest re...
09:41 pm EDT - Tue, August 23, 2011
Engadget Sprint brings short-term data passes to HTC EVO View 4G, the contract-averse silently applaud
Because tablets were made to consume data, Sprint's launching an alternative pay model for those hesitant to enter into long-term contracts. Available now from the Hesse-led carrier, HTC EVO View 4G o...
09:09 pm EDT - Tue, August 23, 2011
Engadget Android still king of the US smartphone hill, Motorola facing a market nosedive
In other obvious news, Android and iOS continue to sit pretty atop the US smartphone market, according to a recent NPD study. The current titans of the mobile industry both saw their pieces of the OS ...
08:42 pm EDT - Tue, August 23, 2011
Engadget US Government offers up $103 million for rural broadband expansion
The US Department of Agriculture announced this week that it will make available more that $103 million aimed at bringing broadband to areas of the US with little or no access to the technology. The m...
08:20 pm EDT - Tue, August 23, 2011
Engadget 3D virtual sound shown off on mobile device, dance party ensues (video)
Nothing beats the head banging bliss of being in the front row of a concert, but if you left your Mötley Crüe t-shirt at home today, you may want to check out this new 3D audio technology fr...
08:00 pm EDT - Tue, August 23, 2011
Engadget Engadget's HD Back to School Giveaway: Win Scarface and The Big Lebowski on Blu-ray!
Whether you're a longtime Engadget HD reader braving the high seas of wonky podcast RSS feeds or an Engadget Classic reader stunned by this alternate universe invasion of Blu-ray, HDTV and home theate...
07:42 pm EDT - Tue, August 23, 2011
Engadget iPhone 5 coming to Sprint, other carriers in mid-October?
Watch out AT&T and Verizon, it looks like there's an iPhone 5 hat-trick coming this fall. WSJ is reporting that the Apple smartphone will hit Sprint at the same time as those other two networks, b...
07:32 pm EDT - Tue, August 23, 2011
Engadget Plastic Logic granted a second life, scores trial in Russian schools
Poor Plastic Logic, one of the early innovators and hype builders in the e-reader race, has never been able to get its act together. But, following an initial investment of $150 million from Russian f...
07:09 pm EDT - Tue, August 23, 2011
Engadget Samsung cites '2001: A Space Odyssey' in Apple case
We always appreciate a good 2001 reference, but we can't say we expected to see one crop up in Samsung's ongoing legal dispute with Apple. As noted by FOSS Patents' Florian Mueller though, that's just...
06:47 pm EDT - Tue, August 23, 2011
Engadget Acer M310 Windows Phone said to have HDMI-out, 8GB storage
We first heard about the existence of the Acer M310 Windows Phone last week, but literally no information was given besides the fact that two test units were discovered on a developer's traffic sheet....
06:15 pm EDT - Tue, August 23, 2011
Engadget East Coast earthquake brings down cell phone, landline service (update: restored)
You've probably already read about the 5.9 magnitude earthquake that affected the Eastern Seaboard of the United States, and now we're hearing reports that the quake brought down some landline and cel...
06:00 pm EDT - Tue, August 23, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Show - 024: We visit Ferrari, take over Times Square, check out the Grid 10, and talk patents with the EFF
It's another action-packed episode of the Engadget Show! Tim, Brian and Dana start things off by taking a look at the latest devices from RIM and discussing the BlackBerry's future -- or lack thereof ...
05:37 pm EDT - Tue, August 23, 2011
Engadget Graft Concepts' fancy Leverage iPhone case is probably fancier than your fancy case (video)
So you spent all of that money on an iPhone 4 -- do you really want to cover it up with some discount protection? Graft Concepts' new case is nearly as snazzy as the handset it was designed to pro...
05:17 pm EDT - Tue, August 23, 2011
Engadget South Korea brings the big guns to the mobile OS knife fight
Publicly, Samsung and LG tersely supported Google's union with Motorola (which we've taken to calling Moogle) -- privately it appears the South Korean giants aren't as thrilled to be at the mercy of M...
04:56 pm EDT - Tue, August 23, 2011
Engadget LG unveils A530 3D gaming laptop, tours the world to showcase its wares
LG is taking its Cinema 3D Gaming Festival on the road and delivering demos of it three-dimensional prowess to 20 different countries. To celebrate, the Korean company is unleashing a brand new laptop...
04:34 pm EDT - Tue, August 23, 2011
Engadget Square app update lets iOS users buy cookies on credit, sans signature
Heads up, card swipers, because Square has just issued an update to its iOS credit card app. Version 2.1 brings enhanced transaction speeds and a streamlined tipping interface to iPhone and iPad users...
04:12 pm EDT - Tue, August 23, 2011
Engadget Buckeyes embed antennas in clothes, couture to improve radio reception?
We like what's in our wardrobe to be multifunctional, and we've seen threads do double duty as keyboards, flashlights and even drum kits in our day. Now, researchers at Ohio State have come up with a ...
03:48 pm EDT - Tue, August 23, 2011
Engadget Samsung Impulse 4G to lead AT&T's 4G LTE charge?
Could the above shot be the first 4G LTE smartphone for AT&T? BGR thinks it just might be. The site nabbed a shot of what purports to be the Samsung Impulse 4G, which may grab that distinction...
03:24 pm EDT - Tue, August 23, 2011
Engadget Verzo teases its first Android smartphone, aims for a late-September launch
Ready to check out a phone brand you've never seen or heard of before? Of course you are. We just got our hands on exclusive photos and details of a mysterious Android handset from Verzo, a newcom...
03:02 pm EDT - Tue, August 23, 2011
Engadget Sony's S1 Android Tablet is the Tablet S, due to arrive in early September
While one consumer electronics giant is unceremoniously exiting the tablet wars, after many teaser trailers we're hearing Sony is finally ready to reveal its entry. We uncovered the S1 PlayStation Tab...
02:42 pm EDT - Tue, August 23, 2011
Engadget Rumor: Nintendo working on 3DS redesign, $10 joystick add-on
By most accounts, the 3DS hasn't quite been the runaway success that Nintendo was banking on. The company attempted to address the lukewarm response with a significant price drop and an accompanying p...
02:18 pm EDT - Tue, August 23, 2011
Engadget N-Control's Avenger for PS3 begins pre-sale, officially debuts November 8th
Been just a teensy bit jealous of your 360-owning, Avenger-toting friends? Well, Playstation owner, that resentment ends now -- sort of. Having promised a DualShock 3 version by the end of 2011, N...
01:54 pm EDT - Tue, August 23, 2011
Engadget Mild-mannered RadioShack employee outs Google Wallet's launch date?
Okay, there's a possibility that our growing anxiousness for Google Wallet is distorting our perceptions. Or, perhaps we're merely days from its debut. Let's put it this way: new information from Radi...
01:29 pm EDT - Tue, August 23, 2011
Engadget Android SDK add-on brings Market one step closer to your Google TV
We knew the Android Market was coming to Google TV and yesterday product manager Ambarish Kenghe announced the tools to make it a reality. The Google TV add-on to the Android SDK has been released to ...
01:03 pm EDT - Tue, August 23, 2011
Engadget SOL Republic intros Amps and Tracks headphone lines, we go hands-on
Oh my is this interesting. Monster Cable's VP of marketing Kevin Lee (a key figure involved with its Beats by Dre headphone line) has co-founded a new headphone company dubbed Soundtrack Of Life Repub...
12:37 pm EDT - Tue, August 23, 2011
Engadget Google Fiber beta test goes live, bathes Stanford in high-speed regularity
When we last checked in on the Google Fiber project, engineers were busy laying the groundwork for a 1Gbps network across both Kansas Cities, while preparing to launch a beta test near Stanford. Now, ...
12:06 pm EDT - Tue, August 23, 2011
Engadget Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet now available for order, priced at $500 and up
It's been a while coming, but Lenovo's ThinkPad tablet has finally made its way to market. As expected, the line of Honeycomb slates is now available for order on the company's product page, with the ...
11:41 am EDT - Tue, August 23, 2011
Engadget Blackberry Curve 9300 hands-on
So, the trickle of Blackberry juice is now a flood. Just weeks after RIM launched its high-end Torch 9810, 9850 and Bold 9900 handsets, today it revealed the refreshed mid-range Curve 9300 (aka the 93...
11:41 am EDT - Tue, August 23, 2011
Engadget Blackberry Curve 9360 hands-on
So, the trickle of Blackberry juice is now a flood. Just weeks after RIM launched its high-end Torch 9810, 9850 and Bold 9900 handsets, today it revealed the refreshed mid-range Curve 9360 (aka the 93...
09:59 am EDT - Tue, August 23, 2011
Engadget Apple to release cheaper, 8GB iPhone 4 within weeks?
As the world waits for Apple to release the iPhone 5, Reuters is reporting that Cupertino may be refreshing the iPhone 4, as well. According to two anonymous sources "with knowledge of the matter," an...
09:12 am EDT - Tue, August 23, 2011
Engadget Toyota to take on Nurburgring without a sound, aims to beat EV record
All bets are on as Toyota hits up the Nürburgring next week, hoping to shatter the existing EV speed record over all 12.9 miles of the Nordschleife, affectionately nicknamed "green hell." To brea...
08:10 am EDT - Tue, August 23, 2011
Engadget Canon announces PowerShot SX150 IS, ELPH 310 510 HS point-and-shoot cams
It's not every day that we see a new camera hit the market -- it only feels like it is. And today it's Canon's turn in the spotlight. Beefing up its point-and-shoot lineup with a trio of PowerShots, t...
07:15 am EDT - Tue, August 23, 2011
Engadget ERPLY's mobile credit card reader handles NFC payments on an iPad, obliterates the check-out line
It may look like nothing more than a glorified chip clip, but that dongle at the bottom of this guy's iPad is actually ERPLY's new credit card reader -- the latest addition to a growing field of NFC a...
06:49 am EDT - Tue, August 23, 2011
Engadget RIM launches new BlackBerry Curve (video)
Want to get your BBM on in style without spending a fortune on RIM's latest trio? Say hello to the new 11mm (0.43 inch) thin BlackBerry Curve, now official in 3 variants -- the dual-mode GSM / CDM...
06:26 am EDT - Tue, August 23, 2011
Engadget Simulated monkey typing project is the best, blurst of times
Like many great things, Jesse Anderson's latest project was inspired by a classic Simpsons line. Of course, the cartoon didn't come up with the idea of a lot of monkeys sitting around, banging out som...
05:32 am EDT - Tue, August 23, 2011
Engadget Sharp RW-T107 Android tablet packs NFC reader, will accept payments in Japan
Tools like Square's credit card reader and Apple's proprietary iOS retail system make mobile payments possible in the US, but they're hardly streamlined, or widespread. A new Gingerbread tablet from S...
04:14 am EDT - Tue, August 23, 2011
Engadget Mad Catz Major League Gaming controllers offer swappable thumbstick layouts, fancy arcade buttons
If we didn't already know those cats were mad about customizable controllers, we just got a reminder: the Mad Catz Major League Gaming Pro-Circuit Controllers. These professional-grade PS3 and Xbox 36...
03:33 am EDT - Tue, August 23, 2011
Engadget App logs reportedly confirm dual mode CDMA GSM iPhone 5 in testing
While the world waits to find out what the fifth-generation iPhone looks like, TechCrunch reports an anonymous app developer has pulled information from their registration logs confirming the existenc...
03:05 am EDT - Tue, August 23, 2011
Engadget Ben Heck tackles Android ADK, whips up car trip-simulating baby seat
We've been wondering what would happen if the infinitely resourceful Ben Heck got his hands on the powerful Android ADK. Thankfully, in the most recent episode of the accomplished modder's show, our c...
02:37 am EDT - Tue, August 23, 2011
Engadget ATSC commences 3DTV standard development, better get your glasses ready
The Advanced Television Systems Committee recently commenced development of a 3D broadcast TV standard which would let legacy devices to receive 3D signals without blowing their tiny electronic minds....
02:06 am EDT - Tue, August 23, 2011
Engadget Sony A77 24 megapixel camera teases with more specs and photos
After multiple spec and picture leaks, we seem to have finally hit the mother-lode with even more details of Sony's soon-to-be-released A77 DSLR. With a reported Exmor HD CMOS sensor, the camera is sa...
01:21 am EDT - Tue, August 23, 2011
Engadget Opal: the 7-inch HP tablet that almost was
Shoulda, woulda, coulda, but alas, HP ultimately didn't. Such is the tale of the behind-the-scenes gaffes that almost saw webOS launch on a path to success, and instead, ended in the platform's corpor...
12:38 am EDT - Tue, August 23, 2011
Engadget Intel talks up next-gen Itanium: 32nm, 8-core Poulson
It's been a long time since Intel tried to tempt the world with a new Itanium chip. The VLIW 64-bit processor last received a serious update in 2008, with the 2-billion transistor Tukwila. Now Chipzil...
12:02 am EDT - Tue, August 23, 2011
Engadget Samsung's N102 is an N100 clone, ditches MeeGo for Windows 7 Starter
Were you mostly on board with the N100, but wished Sammy would have held the MeeGo? Those of you in India or Russia are apparently in luck, as Notebook Italia has spotted its Windows-toting twin: ...
11:42 pm EDT - Mon, August 22, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray shows up on Vodafone UK, inches towards launch
If you've been counting down the days leading up to the Xperia Ray's release, get set to add a few more X's to that calendar. A recent product page over on Vodafone UK teases an imminent launch for t...
11:37 pm EDT - Mon, August 22, 2011
Engadget Microsoft promises 'robust' USB 3.0 support in Windows 8
No points for calling this one, but Microsoft confirmed today that Windows 8 will indeed boast support for the USB 3.0 specification, and "robust" support at that. That includes not just the higher tr...
11:04 pm EDT - Mon, August 22, 2011
Engadget DIY CRT is fun, slightly dangerous, won't lead to a home-made TV
Looking for a DIY project with a bit more danger than an Arduino-powered TV muter, but don't have the resources to start building a fusion reactor in your garage? Well, challenge yourself with thi...
10:33 pm EDT - Mon, August 22, 2011
Engadget Oppo's Android-based X903 smartphone gets previewed
We didn't exactly get the most extensive look at Oppo's new Android-based X903 smartphone when the company announced it with Leonardo DiCaprio's help earlier this month, but our pals from Engadget Chi...
10:06 pm EDT - Mon, August 22, 2011
Engadget Must See HDTV (August 22nd - 28th)
It's a pretty slow week while we wait for the fall TV season to get in gear and the NFL preseason comes to an end, but that doesn't mean there's nothing to watch. Check out our top three picks for the...
09:32 pm EDT - Mon, August 22, 2011
Engadget Fossil's Meta Watch delayed once again, clearly has trouble keeping time
If you were planning on outfitting your arm with a new Meta Watch this month, you're out of luck, because Fossil has just announced that the wristpieces won't start shipping until September. The watch...
09:03 pm EDT - Mon, August 22, 2011
Engadget Samsung Admire now on MetroPCS shelves, can be yours for $130
Didn't see any budget phones on our Back to School list that tempt you? Perhaps the Samsung Admire (aka the R720) on MetroPCS might make the grade. Launched today -- earlier than its expected Sept...
08:24 pm EDT - Mon, August 22, 2011
Engadget HP: Pre 3 not destined for US shores
Looks like all of those currently enjoying HP's deep discounts on the TouchPad won't be reaping similar benefits with regards to the Pre 3 -- not in the US, at least. HP broke the news to PCMag, expla...
08:22 pm EDT - Mon, August 22, 2011
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 5:30 p.m.
It's Monday, and we're still here to help by letting you peek into the recording booth when the Engadget HD podcast goes to mp3 at 5:30 pm. We finally managed to find our regular time on our regular d...
07:58 pm EDT - Mon, August 22, 2011
Engadget Verizon Wireless' LTE expansion keeps on trucking, 15 new markets on September 15th
Not content to rest on its milestone-achieving laurels, Verizon's trek towards an America blanketed in 4G continues to plow ahead. Hot on the heels of the operator's last expansion, comes another 15 m...
06:58 pm EDT - Mon, August 22, 2011
Engadget Acer TimelineX AS5830TG-6402 review
When Acer unveiled its first Timeline laptops in 2009, these slim numbers felt like a revelation. Imagine: thin notebooks rated to last hours and hours on a charge and priced well under a grand! Fast-...
06:27 pm EDT - Mon, August 22, 2011
Engadget Nokia to announce Symbian Belle update on Wednesday, crafts a countdown timer
Well, that must be embarrassing: Nokia gets a fancy countdown clock set up on its Facebook page as a teaser for something new on Symbian, and the file it set up still says "belle_fb_TeaserMain" in it....
06:02 pm EDT - Mon, August 22, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry Bold 9930, Torch 9850 go on sale at Sprint for $200, $150
As expected, the BlackBerry Torch 9850 and BlackBerry Bold 9930 went on sale at Sprint yesterday as part of its BlackBerry 7 lineup. Both phones feature 1.2GHz Snapdragon processors and five-megapixel...
05:34 pm EDT - Mon, August 22, 2011
Engadget Netduino and WP7 used to remotely control sprinkler system, show off Microsoft's DIY credentials
Arduino, Android and the iPhone usually get all the DIY love, but Mike Linnen, he has taken the road less traveled by -- turning to Windows Phone 7, Azure and a Netduino Plus to get his home hacking o...
05:03 pm EDT - Mon, August 22, 2011
Engadget HP's Compaq 8200 Elite all-in-one desktop coming to a cubicle near you
If you were in need of HP news that has nothing to do with the sold-out, overnight sensation that's become the TouchPad, then read on. The company's just announced a new all-in-one desktop solution fo...
04:35 pm EDT - Mon, August 22, 2011
Engadget Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Program: now you can find out if you made the cut
Remember the Nintendo "Ambassador Program" for 3DS owners with the price drop blues?Early adopters were offered 20 free games if they signed in to the Nintendo eShop before August 11th, but the so...
04:00 pm EDT - Mon, August 22, 2011
Engadget Engadget's back to school guide 2011: smartphones
Welcome to Engadget's Back to School guide! We know that this time of year can be pretty annoying and stressful for everyone, so we're here to help out with the heartbreaking process of gadget buying ...
03:28 pm EDT - Mon, August 22, 2011
Engadget Iiyama introduces XB2472HD-B and X2775HDS-B VA-based desktop displays
Japanese monitor maker Iiyama just blessed the market with a new pair of panels sporting a 1920 x 1080 resolution, 8ms response and a special ECO mode that reduces power consumption by up to 60-percen...
02:57 pm EDT - Mon, August 22, 2011
Engadget Ford partners with Toyota to share technology, create new hybrid system for trucks and SUVs
Ford of course knows a lot about trucks, and Toyota has a couple decades of hybrid knowledge in its back pocket. So, if you were looking to make a hybrid truck, wouldn't you want to bring these corpor...
02:25 pm EDT - Mon, August 22, 2011
Engadget HP TouchPad tops Amazon US sales, rumored for UK price drop
Well, it's official, the TouchPad is currently the hottest piece of consumer electronics around, and all it took was HP's complete abandonment of its current line of webOS devices. The once maligned s...
01:58 pm EDT - Mon, August 22, 2011
Engadget Amazon grabs two more Kindle related domains, keeps gadget writers in work
Amazon is sending book-loving gadget fans into a frenzy with another round of domain name buys. It registered KindleScribe and KindleScribes.com to go along with the KindleAir and KindleSocialNetwork ...
01:28 pm EDT - Mon, August 22, 2011
Engadget iOS 5 turns Japanese iPhones into earthquake alarms
Following the devastation wrought by the recent Japanese earthquake, Apple has hooked the country's early warning system into iOS 5. The tectonically-volatile nation has the most sophisticated alarm i...
12:59 pm EDT - Mon, August 22, 2011
Engadget Fanatec's ClubSport racing wheel is definitely not for Sunday drivers (video)
The Fanatec ClubSport is coming this winter to steer that fine line between desirable and ridiculous. The wheel rim can be quick-released from the all-metal, ultra-customizable base, allowing you swit...
12:29 pm EDT - Mon, August 22, 2011
Engadget Gemini-Scout robot can scope out mining accidents, may save lives (video)
We've seen robots capable of entering hazardous nuclear plants and dangerous buildings, but engineers at Sandia Labs have now unveiled a new rescue bot that's explicitly designed to enter and investig...
12:03 pm EDT - Mon, August 22, 2011
Engadget Microsoft woos webOS developers with free phones, training
WebOS developers may not have had much good news in the past few days (apart from a slew of new TouchPad owners looking for apps), but they are at least getting some attention. That includes a message...
11:15 am EDT - Mon, August 22, 2011
Engadget Tacit sonar gauntlet gives the blind ultrasonic eyes (video)
Sure, your Arduino project can make a stuffed monkey dance, but is it really doing anything for the greater benefit of mankind? Okay, maybe -- but not to the same degree as Grathio Labs' Tacit glo...
10:30 am EDT - Mon, August 22, 2011
Engadget Comcast's Xfinity app debuts on Blackberry, updated on iOS
It may not have live TV streaming yet, but Comcast has been at the forefront of expanding the cable TV experience to phones and tablets with its Xfinity app and pushed further recently, updating the i...
09:21 am EDT - Mon, August 22, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson unveils Live with Walkman handset for music-loving Android users
Four months after unveiling the relatively bare bones W8, Sony Ericsson has now taken the wraps off yet another Walkman phone, known as the Live with Walkman. Powered by a 1GHz processor, this Android...
07:42 am EDT - Mon, August 22, 2011
Engadget Cedar Trail may be delayed, new Atoms gone 'til November
If you've been waiting to catch a whiff of some Cedar Trail freshness, looks like you're just gonna hold your breath a little bit longer. DigiTimes is reporting that the next-gen Atom chip has been pu...
05:58 am EDT - Mon, August 22, 2011
Engadget Skype adds Groupme to social portfolio, sets sights on mobile market
Sure, we're still waiting for that Microsoft-Skype deal to close, but it looks like Redmond's about to get more than it initially bargained for. Skype announced today that it has reached an agreement ...
04:10 am EDT - Mon, August 22, 2011
Engadget LG sheds light on the Optimus Sol, available mid-September in Europe
The LG Optimus Sol (aka the E730) received the full hands-on treatment a few days ago, and it didn't take long for the mystery device to be officially recognized by LG. Named after the Spanish word fo...
04:01 am EDT - Mon, August 22, 2011
Engadget AMD refreshes E and C-Series Fusion APUs, adds DDR-1333 support, better battery life
Looks like AMD is finally ready to spill the (official) beans on that 1.65GHz E-450 Fusion APU we heard about at Computex, today announcing refreshed chips for its Fusion E and C-series APUs. The upda...
04:01 am EDT - Mon, August 22, 2011
Engadget AMD refreshes E and C-Series Fusion APUs, adds DDR3-1333 support, better battery life
Looks like AMD is finally ready to spill the (official) beans on that 1.65GHz E-450 Fusion APU we heard about at Computex, today announcing refreshed chips for its Fusion E and C-series APUs. The upda...
03:57 am EDT - Mon, August 22, 2011
Engadget iOS 5 beta 6 gets a Sn0wbreeze jailbreak, iPad 2 still stuck behind bars
Apparently, the iOS hacking community is not working for the weekend, judging by the two days it took to crack Apple's latest beta wide open. Available as of this morning, the Sn0wbreeze 2.8 Beta 6 un...
02:45 am EDT - Mon, August 22, 2011
Engadget How would you change Nikon's D5100?
It's been a long, long while since Nikon's full-frame stable saw a refresh, but the company's been keeping it clicking down at the low and mid-range. Take the D5100, for example -- for $900, it offers...
01:32 am EDT - Mon, August 22, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry Torch 9810 available on AT&T today for $50
The wait is over for BlackBerry fans from coast to coast who happen to use Ma Bell, as the BlackBerry Torch 9810 -- the first of three devices in RIM's fall lineup -- is now available at AT&T stor...
12:37 am EDT - Mon, August 22, 2011
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: space pod hotel, Lego LED lamps and the world's largest solar-powered boat
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.Incredible green architecture projects lifted off to the st...
11:11 pm EDT - Sun, August 21, 2011
Engadget Samsung Conquer 4G now ready for your purchase on Sprint
It's August 21st, which equates to good news for hopeful buyers of the Samsung Conquer 4G. The latest device cranking out the WiMAX is available for a Benjamin starting today, both online and at Sprin...
10:35 pm EDT - Sun, August 21, 2011
Engadget Poll: If you snagged a TouchPad on closeout, what are you using it for?
So, you've done the deed. You've purchased an HP TouchPad, despite having no intentions whatsoever to do so just a week ago. But hey -- a $400 discount can change perceptions. Now that you've got one ...
10:16 pm EDT - Sun, August 21, 2011
Engadget Razer teaser reminds us that 'PC gaming is not dead,' neither are viral videos
Looks like Razer's not buying the whole "console > PC" argument. The company just went live with a new website that couldn't possibly be more esoteric. Aside from telling us that "there's something...
09:52 pm EDT - Sun, August 21, 2011
Engadget Switched On: The webOS triangle
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.HP's decision to discontinue production of webOS devices has been widely seen as the final nail in the promising operat...
09:18 pm EDT - Sun, August 21, 2011
Engadget Apple eclipses Lenovo's sales in emerging Chinese market
As if Apple needed further incentive to take a victory lap around its billion dollar war chest, the company can now add greater China to its list of top performing markets. According to the Financial ...
09:01 pm EDT - Sun, August 21, 2011
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 100 - 08.21.2011
We're 100. 100! If you're like us, you totally can't believe it's been more than two years since we first started Mobile Podcasting but you totally can believe it at the same time because that's just ...
07:29 pm EDT - Sun, August 21, 2011
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of August 15, 2011
Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging to get updated. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so m...
06:06 pm EDT - Sun, August 21, 2011
Engadget Momentum and Elevate 4G on sale now, pushes AT&T closer to the LTE era
It's August 21st, and that means that the first batch of AT&T's dedicated LTE devices are officially here. The Momentum 4G and Elevate 4G are now on sale at the carrier's site and in stores for $5...
05:10 pm EDT - Sun, August 21, 2011
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 100 - 08.21.2011
We're 100. 100! If you're like us, you totally can't believe it's been more than two years since we first started Mobile Podcasting but you totally can believe it at the same time because that's just ...
04:06 pm EDT - Sun, August 21, 2011
Engadget Editorial: tablets aren't the 'third device' I'd hoped for... from a productivity standpoint, anyway
Hang tight just a second -- let me preface all of this with a quick reminder that I'm speaking on a personal level, and I'm absolutely certain that slates have a place in this world somewhere. We coul...
01:46 pm EDT - Sun, August 21, 2011
Engadget Griffin's Helo TC cleared for takeoff, we attempt to get airborne in a hands-on (video)
We got to the choppa! It's been nearly a month's time since Griffin introduced its AppPowered Helo TC, a mini RC helicopter for iDevices, and we've been lucky enough to play test pilot for a bit. Fift...
11:38 am EDT - Sun, August 21, 2011
Engadget All Things D: HP kept executives in the dark about webOS decision
If you thought the saga surrounding HP's decision to cease production of webOS devices was over, you may be mistaken. All Things D reported yesterday that key executives -- specifically Todd Bradley o...
09:28 am EDT - Sun, August 21, 2011
Engadget Quantum entanglement could mean completely secure data transfer
By tapping into Albert Einstein's idea of "spooky action at a distance," researchers at the University of Copenhagen's Niels Bohr Institute have discovered what might be the key to completely secure d...
06:54 am EDT - Sun, August 21, 2011
Engadget RIM to unleash redesigned BlackBerry App World 3.0 on August 22nd
Hot on the heels of releasing its new device arsenal, RIM is prepping to roll out a brand spanking new BlackBerry App World. Scheduled to launch Monday, version 3.0 features a retooled interface for q...
05:58 am EDT - Sun, August 21, 2011
Engadget Confirmed: Best Buy US begins selling TouchPads after all, good luck finding one
Those reports we heard about Best Buys in the US selling off remaining inventory of the HP TouchPad? Turns out they're true, and the "fire sale" is taking place nationwide online and in stores. Th...
04:43 am EDT - Sun, August 21, 2011
Engadget Three announces UK's first 21Mbps HSDPA+ hotspot for September arrival
Live in the UK and have a burning desire for faster internet while on the run? Excellent, because Three is taking an important step forward with the announcement of its new Huawei E586 MiFi. It's ...
03:59 am EDT - Sun, August 21, 2011
Engadget Sony's NEX-7 exposed (again), spec list in tow
Having previously caught a glimpse of Sony's upcoming NEX-7, it was only a matter of time before we saw the whole enchilada. Purported to carry the same 24.3 megapixel Exmor sensor rumored to be in th...
02:19 am EDT - Sun, August 21, 2011
Engadget Ask Engadget: best wireless keyboard for tablet use?
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 Pete, who reckons a tablet &plu...
01:03 am EDT - Sun, August 21, 2011
Engadget Verizon strike to come to an end August 23rd
Verizon workers are scheduled to return to their jobs Tuesday, after more than two weeks on strike. Some 45,000 union members left their posts August 7th, after contract negotiation between the Commun...
12:26 am EDT - Sun, August 21, 2011
Engadget HP TouchPad fire sale spurs online sell out, brick-and-mortars may still carry stock (updated)
It's the same old story of genius recognized only after death, and thus is the fate of webOS. If you were amongst the opportunistic hordes scavenging the interwebs for last night's bargain bin $99 HP ...
12:04 am EDT - Sun, August 21, 2011
Engadget Optoma delivers three new projectors, one does 3D for just $1,499
We've said it before and we'll say it again -- you deserve a projector. Watch those tiny LCDs and plasmas if you want, but it's time to go big or go home and Optoma is delivering three new beamers to ...
11:16 pm EDT - Sat, August 20, 2011
Engadget HP TouchPad fire sale spurs online sell out, brick-and-mortars may still carry stock
It's the same old story of genius recognized only after death, and thus is the fate of webOS. If you were amongst the opportunistic hordes scavenging the interwebs for last night's bargain bin $99 HP ...
09:33 pm EDT - Sat, August 20, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry Music to serve up 50 songs for $5 a month?
Well, it looks like BlackBerry's banking on another BBM to pull it out of the enterprise-only lurch, and this one should be like music to your ears. Earlier this week, we reported that RIM was readyin...
07:19 pm EDT - Sat, August 20, 2011
Engadget Fujitsu IS12T Mango phone ready to launch August 25th, already accepting preorders?
When we first learned of the Fujitsu IS12T, the world's first handset sporting Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango," it was rumored to be showing up in the second half of August. Our hopes were crushed, however,...
05:18 pm EDT - Sat, August 20, 2011
Engadget Best Buy stops selling selling the TouchPad, HP offers refunds to owners
Tempted by the promise of a $99 TouchPad, in spite of its imminent demise? Well, it looks like American Best Buys won't be enjoying the same liquidation sale as our neighbors to the north. A coupl...
05:18 pm EDT - Sat, August 20, 2011
Engadget Best Buy stops selling the TouchPad, HP offers refunds to owners
Tempted by the promise of a $99 TouchPad, in spite of its imminent demise? Well, it looks like American Best Buys won't be enjoying the same liquidation sale as our neighbors to the north. A coupl...
02:38 pm EDT - Sat, August 20, 2011
Engadget Caption Contest: No doubt, these two are definitely made for each other
Ah, yes. We all know that couple... the ones that don't speak to each other at dinner because they're too busy playing Cut the Rope or tweeting. You know 'em: the texting while walking or texting whil...
01:00 pm EDT - Sat, August 20, 2011
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of August 15, 2011
This week was packed with news on the mobile front, so it was easy to miss a few stories here and there. Here's some of the other stuff that happened in the wide world of wireless for the week of Augu...
11:21 am EDT - Sat, August 20, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Precedent coming to Straight Talk, seemingly $150 off-contract (video)
Walmart and its MVNO partner, TracFone, are preparing to plunge into the shallow depths of Android with the Samsung Galaxy Precedent. While little is known about the device itself, it appears striking...
08:33 am EDT - Sat, August 20, 2011
Engadget We're In ushers Bing into the location-based social networking game
Are you one of the few out there who thought Latitude was, like, totally awesome, but your heart lies with the boys at Redmond? Well, rejoice Bing fans, because We're In is the location-based soci...
05:41 am EDT - Sat, August 20, 2011
Engadget Apple, Microsoft meet with Turkish minister, may bid to supply 15 million tablets to schools
When it comes to the economy, things appear to be pretty shaky in the land of feta and olive oil, but at least Greece's neighbor to the east is ready to spend, considering a very ambitious (and costly...
03:38 am EDT - Sat, August 20, 2011
Engadget Mobiado's Grand Touch phones ditch the Nexus S plastic for a precious metal finish
Nothing quite screams money to burn like last year's tech gilded in pricey, CNC-machined metals. Purveyor of mobile extravagance, Mobiado, has recently rolled out the red carpet for two new additions ...
01:51 am EDT - Sat, August 20, 2011
Engadget Adidas Wearable Coach prototype promises to help you find the perfect pitch
A gadget that helps with your running or cycling is one thing, but can a device also make you a better pitcher? Designer Sebastiaan Pijnappel thought so, and the Adidas Wearable Coach prototype is...
01:01 am EDT - Sat, August 20, 2011
Engadget Let the liquidation begin -- HP's 16GB TouchPad on sale for $99
Well, that didn't take long. It's only been a day since HP announced its intention to discontinue production of webOS devices, and it looks like the outfit's already throwing its flagship tablet in th...
12:31 am EDT - Sat, August 20, 2011
Engadget Andy Pad Pro makes film debut, shows off bird slinging skills (video)
Still waiting to get your affordable Android tablet on? You've got a little over a week to go, but here attempting to tide you over is a montage of the Andy Pad Pro. First made official in July (a...
11:39 pm EDT - Fri, August 19, 2011
Engadget AT&T enhances network in part of Manhattan you probably won't visit
If you're walking through New York City today, you may notice that your AT&T phone just got a little bit faster. But you probably won't. The carrier activated a new broadband cell site in Manhatta...
10:48 pm EDT - Fri, August 19, 2011
Engadget Elgato HDHomeRun iPad app brings (some) cable channels to the tablet
Whether or not your cable TV provider has decided to offer live TV streaming to your mobile devices, you can do it yourself with the new HDHomeRun iPad app from Elgato. Paired with one of SiliconDust'...
10:07 pm EDT - Fri, August 19, 2011
Engadget Retina Display-equipped iPad 3 looking more and more likely for early 2012
Well, the Wall Street Journal's headline certainly isn't going to surprise you -- Apple Developing New iPad -- that has been a safe assumption since the iPad 2 was announced. Rumors are circulating th...
10:00 pm EDT - Fri, August 19, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Show is live, here at 6:00PM ET!
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09:44 pm EDT - Fri, August 19, 2011
Engadget Sprint's Epic Touch 4G may be first US-bound Galaxy S II, arriving September 9th?
Samsung is expected to unveil its US Galaxy S II lineup on August 29th, and if you have that date highlighted on your calendar for that very reason, this rumor will likely turn you ancy for the next t...
09:05 pm EDT - Fri, August 19, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Interview: HP's Stephen DeWitt discusses the state of webOS
The last time we spoke with Stephen DeWitt, the head of HP's webOS global business unit was on the defensive about the TouchPad. In spite of -- or perhaps because of -- the anticipation of the device,...
08:17 pm EDT - Fri, August 19, 2011
Engadget Motorola's XT531 hits the FCC, ready for its US crossover
Motorola's XT531 has gone through more name changes than a certain rapper-cum-vodka shilling mogul, and the trend might continue as it makes its way to the US. The budget-friendly handset, known as th...
07:47 pm EDT - Fri, August 19, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Show is live, here at 6:00PM ET!
The Engadget Show is live again, tonight, starting at 6:00PM ET! Not only will it be filmed live in New York City, it will be streaming live to you on these very internets. Lock your browser in to thi...
07:00 pm EDT - Fri, August 19, 2011
Engadget Engadget Primed: all mobile displays are not created equal
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...
06:33 pm EDT - Fri, August 19, 2011
Engadget Sprint in alleged talks to acquire Clearwire, cablers huddle 'round for some LTE pie
'Tis the season for patent disputes and wireless industry takeovers, or so a recent glut of moves would indicate. Shedding a little light on Clearwire's recently announced allegiance to LTE, Bloomberg...
06:00 pm EDT - Fri, August 19, 2011
Engadget The 100th Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 5PM ET!
The Engadget Mobile Podcast started in December 2008 with a couple guys and a dream; a desire to bring you the week's best (and worst) mobile haps to keep you up to speed. 976 days and 100 podcasts la...
05:36 pm EDT - Fri, August 19, 2011
Engadget iOS 5 beta 6 fresh out of the oven for your downloading pleasure
Well, it's been less than two weeks, and Apple's already pumping out another iOS 5 beta build. Those of you holding Apple developer credentials can now mosey on over to the source link below, and get ...
05:09 pm EDT - Fri, August 19, 2011
Engadget Hello Kitty, Snoopy lend their brand equity to the cute clamshell phone cause
In Japan, a certain hallowed distinction has been garnered by all ephemera cute and pretty. So, it goes without saying that this pair of oblong flip phones, with their familiar animated sponsors, shou...
04:41 pm EDT - Fri, August 19, 2011
Engadget Engadget Podcast 253 - 08.19.2011
Sometimes, you just can't handle it all. There is so much to learn about consumer electronics every week that you simply can't handle the stress. Don't despair: we, The Engadget Podcasters, are here t...
04:00 pm EDT - Fri, August 19, 2011
Engadget Engadget's back to school guide 2011: fun stuff!
Welcome to Engadget's Back to School guide! We know that this time of year can be pretty annoying and stressful for everyone, so we're here to help out with the heartbreaking process of gadget buying ...
03:31 pm EDT - Fri, August 19, 2011
Engadget 'Retweet,' 'sexting' added to Oxford English Dictionary, alongside words that are actually words
Every so often, Chuzzlewitt, Figglesworth and the rest of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary's Council of Elders gather around a stone in Puddingshire, where they come up with ways to modernize the...
03:02 pm EDT - Fri, August 19, 2011
Engadget Did Apple shrink the Samsung Galaxy S in Dutch lawsuit filing?
We haven't had a chance to head on down to The Hague to have a look-see for ourselves, but Dutch tech site Webwereld spotted some more inconsistencies in Apple's Samsung lawsuit filings. This time the...
02:29 pm EDT - Fri, August 19, 2011
Engadget YouTube adds Google+ Hangout button, lets you share videos with a click
Hangout video sharing is one of Google+'s more appealing features -- not that we use it often, but when it comes to things to do in an online social gathering, watching YouTube clips would certai...
02:00 pm EDT - Fri, August 19, 2011
Engadget FCC Fridays: August 19, 2011
We here at Engadget Mobile tend to spend a lot of way too much time poring over the latest FCC filings, be it on the net or directly on the ol' Federal Communications Commission's site. Since we could...
01:31 pm EDT - Fri, August 19, 2011
Engadget PS Vita to pack 512MB of RAM, support cross-game voice chat
What's the difference between Sony's PlayStation Vita and the PS3? About 256MB of RAM, apparently. In a recent interview with Eurogamer, Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida confirmed t...
01:02 pm EDT - Fri, August 19, 2011
Engadget Canada Post issues BlackBerry stamp, for your less urgent BBMs
The US Postal Service just honored the IBM Selectric typewriter and some other icons of American design with their own postage stamps last month, and now Canada Post has gotten in on the act to recogn...
12:31 pm EDT - Fri, August 19, 2011
Engadget Was WebOS tested on an iPad, done in by its slower hardware?
We're still trying to wrap our heads around yesterday's sounding of what will most likely be the death knell for WebOS. The fine folks over at The Next Web have offered some insight, and it seems that...
12:31 pm EDT - Fri, August 19, 2011
Engadget Was WebOS tested on an iPad, HP done in by its slower hardware?
We're still trying to wrap our heads around yesterday's sounding of what will most likely be the death knell for WebOS. The fine folks over at The Next Web have offered some insight, and it seems that...
12:02 pm EDT - Fri, August 19, 2011
Engadget Corsair adds 90GB SSDs to Force 3 GT lines
Been thinking Corsair's Force SSD lineup was too small at 60GB, but too darn capacious at 120GB? Well Goldilocks, we've got good news, as the company's unveiled two middling models that might be j...
11:14 am EDT - Fri, August 19, 2011
Engadget HTC announces September meetup event on Facebook, new phones on the way?
It looks like HTC may have some news in store for us on September 1st, when the company holds one of its public meetups in London. The folks over at Pocket-Lint noticed the event on HTC's Facebook pag...
10:01 am EDT - Fri, August 19, 2011
Engadget Thrustmaster unveils Ferrari F458 racing wheel and TH8 RS shifter, dares you to get fast and furious
Is that regular ol' Xbox 360 controller leaving you unfulfilled after a marathon session of Forza Motorsport 4? Don't fret, Thrustmaster has announced the launch of its Ferrari 458 (F458) Italia R...
08:45 am EDT - Fri, August 19, 2011
Engadget Apple cracks down on counterfeit products sold in NYC, files lawsuit against Queens vendors
There may be more than a few fake Apple Stores in China, but for the moment, Cupertino's anti-KIRF crusade seems focused squarely on New York City. According to Reuters, Apple has filed a trademark in...
08:24 am EDT - Fri, August 19, 2011
Engadget Glucose sensor skin implant glows when blood sugar spikes
Checking blood glucose levels used to mean a finger prick and a test-strip, but researchers at the University of Tokyo are offering a different approach: a glowing skin implant. After being injected w...
07:00 am EDT - Fri, August 19, 2011
Engadget Sony Digital Recording Binoculars look like military night vision goggles, cost almost as much
How does $1,399 for a pair of binoculars sound? When they also shoot 1080p HD video and 7.1 megapixel stills -- perhaps slightly less ridiculous. Sony's launching a new category of high-end binocu...
06:01 am EDT - Fri, August 19, 2011
Engadget Meet Patty, Microsoft's Surface 2.0 stress test robot
Locked behind a gated fence and unseen by the public until now, lives Patty, Microsoft's Surface 2.0 stress test robot. Designed to see just how much Gates' touchscreen can take, this lady bot uses 80...
04:58 am EDT - Fri, August 19, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry sucks at making fan videos
Wow! BlackBerry just released, and subsequently pulled, an awesome new video (which can be seen in full after the break) showing off its new Torch running BB 7 OS and sporting... an Android home butto...
04:33 am EDT - Fri, August 19, 2011
Engadget Advent Vega gets unofficial, GPU accelerated Android 3.2 port (video)
The surprisingly cheap, Tegra 2-powered Advent Vega just keeps getting better and better, thanks in large part to a dedicated community of developers and hackers. In May the £199 (about $329) ta...
03:58 am EDT - Fri, August 19, 2011
Engadget White Droid Incredible 2 takes Best Buy shelves by snowy storm
Best Buy is clearing shelf space for the new kid in town: the white HTC Droid Incredible 2. Starting August 21st, fans will be able to cop the pearly white phone for $149.99 with a two-year Verizon pl...
02:49 am EDT - Fri, August 19, 2011
Engadget Google Magnifier curates Music Beta tracks, has nothing to do with burning ants
At school, Tim Quirk's friend had an English cousin who sent over new records from the motherland. Now he's paying the favor forward as head of Magnifier, a blog informing Google Music Beta members ab...
01:34 am EDT - Fri, August 19, 2011
Engadget Droid Bionic gets 4.3-inch display, yours for $299 on September 8?
The Droid Bionic may be the most hyped phone in the history of gadgetdom. The latest round of spyshots come from a Best Buy flyer, a tips and tricks manual and a purported shot from Verizon's Minimum ...
12:51 am EDT - Fri, August 19, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Show is live tomorrow, with Ferraris, Fusion Garage, and the EFF!
Got your helmets on? The Engadget Show is coming at you tomorrow -- and eff it, we're doin' it live. We'll be shooting the show tomorrow at 6PM ET, and those who can't make it out to NYC will be a...
12:26 am EDT - Fri, August 19, 2011
Engadget HDHomerun Prime CableCARD tuner hands-on
Looking a little different than the prototype we got our hands-on at CES, the retail version of the CableCARD tuner from SiliconDust found its way in front of our camera today. Those who preordered th...
11:43 pm EDT - Thu, August 18, 2011
Engadget iFixit intros Dozuki, promises 'service manuals that don't suck'
The words "assembly required" shouldn't elicit a horrified shutter. Unfortunately we've all been on the wrong side of at least one connect-A-to-B mishap, which is where iFixit's Dozuki comes in. The s...
10:52 pm EDT - Thu, August 18, 2011
Engadget Editorial: Engadget's take on HP's discontinuation of its webOS devices
WebOS, where did things go wrong? One moment you're worth a "double-down" investment by HP valued at $1.2 billion, and the OS of choice for future tablets, computers and even printers; the next, y...
10:52 pm EDT - Thu, August 18, 2011
Engadget Editorial: Engadget on the death of HP's webOS devices
WebOS, where did things go wrong? One moment you're worth a "double-down" investment by HP valued at $1.2 billion, and the OS of choice for future tablets, computers and even printers; the next, y...
09:57 pm EDT - Thu, August 18, 2011
Engadget Archos A80S shows up at the FCC, keeps its specs hidden
Because good things come in pairs, yet another Archos tablet has popped up over at the FCC shrouded in mystère. Aside from the tab's name, the A80S, and its de rigeur WiFi b / g / n capabilitie...
09:28 pm EDT - Thu, August 18, 2011
Engadget Garmin Edge 200 is a GPS cycling computer for riders on a budget
The Garmin Edge 500 and 800 are pretty sweet GPS-enabled cycling computers, but they're also pretty expensive. The new Edge 200 shaves a cool Benjamin off the price of the aging 500 by cutting back on...
08:59 pm EDT - Thu, August 18, 2011
Engadget Minecraft creator challenges Bethesda to deathmatch for the word 'scrolls'
While Samsung, Apple, HTC and others battle it out in court with lawyers and expansive patent portfolios, one man seems to know how real geeks settle disputes -- with a deathmatch. Markus "Notch" Pers...
08:30 pm EDT - Thu, August 18, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Podcast, live at 5:00PM ET!
We're back with a rare face-to-face Engadget Podcast! Tim and Brian will be joined in the New York City studio by Dana Wollman and Joshua Fruhlinger to talk Google's Motorola buy, the return of Fusion...
08:08 pm EDT - Thu, August 18, 2011
Engadget CNET: RIM in talks to squeeze out BlackBerry music service
Those "sources with knowledge" are at it again, this time stirring the pot over a possible BlackBerry-branded music service. According to both CNET and Reuters, said sources revealed that RIM is in ne...
07:45 pm EDT - Thu, August 18, 2011
Engadget HTC Puccini screens leak (again), to be known as Jetstream on AT&T?
HTC's Puccini tablet is shaping up to be the company's worst kept secret. This latest batch of leaked screen shots over on PocketNow show off the tab's skinned homescreen where a clearly visible AT&am...
07:22 pm EDT - Thu, August 18, 2011
Engadget HP will 'discontinue operations for webOS devices', may spin off Personal Systems Group
And just like that, Palm's baby was abandoned. Among the "other announcements" in today's press release about the potential spinoff of its entire Personal Systems group (PCs, mobile devices, storage) ...
07:09 pm EDT - Thu, August 18, 2011
Engadget A vacation worth a cool million: five days in the CSS space hotel
Boarding the Soyuz rocket, seven hotel patrons will be asked to fork over £500,000 ($825,000) for the flight and another £100,000 ($165,000) for a five-night stay -- who needs family road ...
06:47 pm EDT - Thu, August 18, 2011
Engadget Logitech G300 mouse delivers gaming friendly features on the cheap
Logitech isn't exactly new to the gaming peripheral scene, but the company knows its strength lies not in pleasing hardcore FPS fans, it's in delivering solid consumer products. The G300 isn't a gamin...
06:00 pm EDT - Thu, August 18, 2011
Engadget Samsung W200 waterproof rugged 1080p camcorder review
Samsung slid its 'multi-proof' W200 pocket cam out a couple of months back, and we've spent the past few weeks testing it out in a place that's no stranger to water (read: the Big Island of Hawaii). H...
05:40 pm EDT - Thu, August 18, 2011
Engadget Samsung Nexus Prime serving up Ice Cream Sandwich in October?
The hunt for the next Nexus phone (also known as the Nexus Prime) is on, and it looks like we could see it donning Ice Cream Sandwich in time for Halloween. According to a report in Korea's Electronic...
05:22 pm EDT - Thu, August 18, 2011
Engadget HP may spin off PC business, shift focus to software and services
Word 'round the campfire is, HP may be prepping to spin off its PC business. Though Hewlett-Packard is the world's largest computer company, desktops and laptops are a relatively low profit margin bus...
05:13 pm EDT - Thu, August 18, 2011
Engadget Ceton InfiniTV 4 USB tuner priced at $299, ships September 19th
Once its certification was official we knew a release date for the Ceton InfiniTV 4 USB was just around the corner, and today the company announced it expects to start shipping the external CableCARD ...
04:54 pm EDT - Thu, August 18, 2011
Engadget Google Maps adds current weather conditions for those who hate being rained on (video)
Here's a nice little addition to Google Maps -- current weather conditions. The feature is live now on the site, accessible by clicking the weather layer on the upper right hand corner of a map. Selec...
04:27 pm EDT - Thu, August 18, 2011
Engadget Bionic leg anticipates wearer's movements for more natural motion
Vanderbilt University researchers have debuted a new prosthetic leg that promises a more natural walking experience. Built-in sensors monitor the wearer's movement, data which is sent to a microproces...
03:59 pm EDT - Thu, August 18, 2011
Engadget Verizon Wireless promos $20 plan for the data reluctant
For those of you living close to our nation's circle of political puissance, Verizon's got a promotional offer that'll help you feel like one of the data-dependent elite. Available starting today and ...
03:35 pm EDT - Thu, August 18, 2011
Engadget Wacom Cintiq 24HD approved by FCC, makes us wish we went to art school
Few devices make you reassess your career choices, but the Wacom Cintiq is one of them. The interactive pen display device makes us wish you'd gone to art school and learned how to draw (instead of li...
03:12 pm EDT - Thu, August 18, 2011
Engadget Yahoo gets Android handset in Japan, renews hope for long-awaited AltaVista phone
Mobile operating systems, it seems, make strange bedfellows, so perhaps it's not a major surprise that Yahoo, a top traffic presence in Japan, is getting its own Android handset in that country. The s...
02:49 pm EDT - Thu, August 18, 2011
Engadget Windows 8 App Store officially announced, we're all shocked
Windows president Steven Sinofsky has confirmed that Windows 8 is getting an app store. He casually dropped the scoop whilst listing the software's dev teams as if he was listing the week's groceries....
02:31 pm EDT - Thu, August 18, 2011
Engadget Logitech announces $130 fold-out keyboard for the iPad, we go hands-on
Since that whole Revue thing didn't go over so swimmingly, it looks like Logitech's going back to its accessory roots, with a manic hope that tablet add-ons are the future. The company just announced ...
02:06 pm EDT - Thu, August 18, 2011
Engadget IBM's cognitive computing chip functions like a human brain, heralds our demise (video)
After having created a supercomputer capable of hanging with Jeopardy's finest, IBM has now taken another step toward human-like artificial intelligence, with an experimental chip designed to function...
01:42 pm EDT - Thu, August 18, 2011
Engadget Razer's latest Tiamat headset delivers 7.1 sound straight to your ear canals
Is the new Razer Tiamat the first true 7.1 surround sound headset, as the company claims? Maybe, but more impressively, it's the world's first set of cans with 10 discrete drivers -- that's five i...
01:19 pm EDT - Thu, August 18, 2011
Engadget Google Street View heads to the Amazon, enables virtual river excursions
If being able to see the Colosseum of Rome or trek around Stonehenge from the comfort of your La-Z-boy is your cup of tea, Google has another living room adventure for you. Pretty soon, you'll be able...
12:52 pm EDT - Thu, August 18, 2011
Engadget Kodak shopping its IP wares, looks to cash in on the patent buying craze
Pssssst... wanna buy some Kodak patents? The venerable photography firm has decided to unload a fair chunk of its IP -- 1,100 patents, give or take -- to boost its bottom line. You see, Kodak's go...
12:26 pm EDT - Thu, August 18, 2011
Engadget Kanex ships dual-link DVI-to-Mini Displayport Adapter
Already living the high life with a swank Mini Displayport monitor as your daily? That's all fine and dandy, but what happens when your desolate friends come over with machines that only tote DVI&...
12:00 pm EDT - Thu, August 18, 2011
Engadget ThinkFlood releases RedEye remote control app for Android, makes it even easier to sit around
Nearly two years after releasing their Red Eye app for iOS users, the convenience enthusiasts over at ThinkFlood have now brought the universal remote control to the Android community, as well. The ap...
11:33 am EDT - Thu, August 18, 2011
Engadget HP unveils 64GB TouchPad, spurns America (and freedom)
Guess it's official yanks: HP loves the old continent more than you. A mere 24 hours after beginning sales of the Pre 3 -- still unavailable to US folk -- comes wind of another treat for residents of ...
10:22 am EDT - Thu, August 18, 2011
Engadget Microsoft patent application points to fast-booting streaming OS
While Microsoft is busy readying the much talked about Windows 8 for release, a new patent application has popped up that could reveal even bigger -- or at least faster -- things to come. According to...
09:48 am EDT - Thu, August 18, 2011
Engadget Symbian Anna now available for download on Nokia N8, E7, C7 and C6-01
Just a day after popping up on NaviFirm, Nokia's Symbian Anna has finally arrived for download, right on schedule. Available for N8, E7, C7 and C6-01 users, the new OS brings a fresh new UI and a virt...
09:14 am EDT - Thu, August 18, 2011
Engadget Lenovo nearly doubles net profits in Q1 earnings report, not so certain about 'mainstream' Ultrabooks by end of year
Lenovo's enjoying a bright and sunny Thursday in Hong Kong today, where the company has just unveiled a Q1 2011 / 2012 earnings report that's full of rosy news. According to the report, Lenovo's reven...
08:16 am EDT - Thu, August 18, 2011
Engadget Cadillac Converj hits production as ELR, escapes concept purgatory
If you're not already familiar with the story of the Cadillac Converj, take this quick primer: the Converj is the Chevy Volt's luxurious, canceled cousin. The up-and-coming concept suffered an early d...
07:09 am EDT - Thu, August 18, 2011
Engadget Nokia gifts Museum of London with NFC tags, makes you tap for more info (video)
Make sure to grab your C7 next time you visit the Museum of London. Nokia took the liberty of installing NFC tags at the museum's coolest attractions (like the Lord Mayor's coach and a sweet medieval ...
06:03 am EDT - Thu, August 18, 2011
Engadget Samsung Series 7 700G7A targets gamers with monstrous size and specs
Samsung has never really tried to court gamers with its laptops, but a glimpse its new Series 7 family indicates that may be changing. German sites, NewGadgets.de and netzwelt.de, scored the deets on ...
04:52 am EDT - Thu, August 18, 2011
Engadget MSI X460 and X460DX make their slim and shiny debuts
MSI took the wraps off of two similarly named slim notebooks today. The X460 and X460DX both pack 14-inch displays, two USB 3.0 slots (and one 2.0), and shiny multitouch trackpads into 4.3 pound frame...
03:39 am EDT - Thu, August 18, 2011
Engadget Interactive Robotic Painting Machine begs the question: Art for art's sake, or for its master's? (video)
If Warhol were still around, we're pretty sure the man would've snatched up this contraption as a Factory-approved objet d'art. Born from visual artist Benjamin Grosser's existential musings regarding...
03:02 am EDT - Thu, August 18, 2011
Engadget AT&T streamlining individual messaging plans August 21st, leaving unlimited as the sole survivor
Do not adjust your computer screen, because the screenshot you're seeing above is real. Confirmed by multiple sources, we've exclusively learned that AT&T -- the protagonist of choice -- is trimmi...
02:42 am EDT - Thu, August 18, 2011
Engadget SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft to dock with the ISS later this fall
With the Space Shuttle program now boldly going nowhere, it's up to NASA partners like SpaceX to deliver on the interstellar milestones. Scheduled for a launch on November 30th of this year, the Elon ...
01:36 am EDT - Thu, August 18, 2011
Engadget Google Reader Android app updated with new UI, Honeycomb support
Well, it's taken long enough, but Google has finally updated its Reader app for Android and added support for Honeycomb. That's right RSS addicts, you can now peruse your feeds in full two-pane glory ...
12:47 am EDT - Thu, August 18, 2011
Engadget Android gets a TiVo Premiere remote app with TiVo Commander
We're still waiting for a version of TiVo's official remote to come to Android, but now there's a homebrew option available in the meantime. TiVo Commander is a free open source app that just hit the ...
12:33 am EDT - Thu, August 18, 2011
Engadget Yahoo experiment tests six degrees of separation on Facebook, cries out for Kevin Bacon endorsement
It may not be hard to trace, say, Rhea Perlman back to Kevin Bacon, but what about you? If the age-old theory holds water, we should all be no more than six degrees away from cuttin' Footloose wit...
11:44 pm EDT - Wed, August 17, 2011
Engadget Apple snags MagSafe patent for iOS devices
We've all tripped on power cords, sending laptops or other precious items tumbling to the ground. With the introduction of the MagSafe connector, back in 2006, Apple fixed the problem for clumsy MacBo...
11:44 pm EDT - Wed, August 17, 2011
Engadget Apple snags MagSafe patent for iOS devices (update: it's a movable magnetic coupling)
We've all tripped on power cords, sending laptops or other precious items tumbling to the ground. With the introduction of the MagSafe connector, back in 2006, Apple fixed the problem for clumsy MacBo...
11:19 pm EDT - Wed, August 17, 2011
Engadget Samsung Hercules gets its Telus on in leaked glamour shots
Looks like Sammy's Android 2.3 demi-god is just about ready to touch down on this side of planet Earth. Spotted out in the wilds of Canada once again, the much anticipated Hercules handset -- a confir...
11:04 pm EDT - Wed, August 17, 2011
Engadget Lenovo LePad A1-07 tablet makes Chinese debut in beach-ready attire
Lenovo's been playing coy with the A1-07, giving us little to go on since we first caught wind of it at the FCC last month. Well, it appears it's time to ditch those Blurrycam photos for some real-dea...
10:23 pm EDT - Wed, August 17, 2011
Engadget The 100th Engadget Mobile Podcast Giveaway: win an HTC Flyer!
Hitting a full hundred podcasts is certainly no small feat, and we have you -- the listener -- to thank for your continued support. And what better way to show gratitude than by giving out free stuff&...
10:10 pm EDT - Wed, August 17, 2011
Engadget Scosche BoomCan ups your mobile device's sound for $25, annoys anyone near you
Sure, you could use the built-in speaker on your tablet or cellphone to crank your tunes on the bus or at the office, but Scosche's BoomCan may be the ticket for those looking to pump out a bit more v...
09:58 pm EDT - Wed, August 17, 2011
Engadget HTC Pico gets pictured, looks like a Wildfire S with a case of the blues
We're just getting accustomed to the HTC Wildfire S in the US, but the Taiwanese company appears to be prepping another device with similar specs for other parts of the world. The HTC Pico is a newcom...
09:44 pm EDT - Wed, August 17, 2011
Engadget Skype WiFi is the new Skype Access, comes with iOS app in tow
We would never enter a foreign land without packing a rented MiFi from XCom Global, but what if you're not a data junkie and only require a sliver of internet access for your device? You're undoub...
09:34 pm EDT - Wed, August 17, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile announces deal to sell prepaid at Family Dollar, costs more than a dollar
A Radio Shack lost is a Family Dollar gained. Now that T-Mobile's ended its allegiance with The Shack, the carrier's looking for a few new companies willing to hoist its prepaid service up on a pedest...
09:15 pm EDT - Wed, August 17, 2011
Engadget Editorial: Google, Microsoft and the incredible shifting mobile landscape
In two years, we'll mark the thirtieth anniversary of the first commercially available cellphone -- built by Motorola, incidentally. Given this week's big news from Google, and other big events that w...
08:52 pm EDT - Wed, August 17, 2011
Engadget DirecTV brings NFL Sunday Ticket to Android tablets and the PS3 this fall
Last year DirecTV started offering NFL Sunday Ticket To-Go access even to those who couldn't / wouldn't get their satellite packages, and it's upping the ante this year by bringing its slate of footba...
08:34 pm EDT - Wed, August 17, 2011
Engadget Verizon further expands LTE network, says it now covers more than half the US population
Verizon's latest LTE network expansion may be a tad small compared to some previous ones -- encompassing 15 new markets, plus some additional coverage in ten existing ones -- but it was enough to push...
08:05 pm EDT - Wed, August 17, 2011
Engadget 3G MacBook Pro auction pulled, MagSafe antenna detailed
Remember the prototype MacBook Pro on eBay that included a SIM card slot and retractable antenna? Bids for the laptop had reached an eye-watering $70,000 before, inevitably, Apple blocked the auct...
07:40 pm EDT - Wed, August 17, 2011
Engadget Amazon Web Services' GovCloud puts federal data behind remote lock and key
Uncle Sam's been making his way into the cloud, spurred on in part by the inherent billion dollar cost efficiencies, and Amazon's looking to help with the move. The Seattle-based company recently anno...
07:21 pm EDT - Wed, August 17, 2011
Engadget Introducing mini-posts, plus integrated HD and Mobile content!
You might have noticed a few changes this morning. Starting today, content from our HD and Mobile sites will appear right here in the main flow, respectively highlighted in red and magenta. It'll help...
06:56 pm EDT - Wed, August 17, 2011
Engadget Nokia 800 and Acer M310 caught on Windows Phone dev's stats, likely in testing
The fact that Nokia and Acer are busily preparing Windows Phones is no secret, but Sea Ray and W4 may not be the manufacturers' only projects. Elbert Perez, a Windows Phone game developer with a keen ...
06:31 pm EDT - Wed, August 17, 2011
Engadget MetroPCS partners with Rhapsody to offer unlimited music in its rate plans
Now this is our idea of innovative competition. MetroPCS is partnering with Rhapsody to add another "unlimited" to its all-you-can-eat plan: music. Rather than being charged a monthly subscription cha...
06:06 pm EDT - Wed, August 17, 2011
Engadget Photovine grows out of private beta, begins sprouting on iPhones everywhere
It popped up in private beta earlier this summer, but Slide's Photovine is now open to the public, available as a free download on Apple's iOS App Store. Surprisingly there's no Android app yet -- a c...
05:47 pm EDT - Wed, August 17, 2011
Engadget Researchers grow crops on super thin film, do away with that pesky soil stuff
Here's the problem with plants: they require dirt which is, well, dirty. Japanese researchers at Mebiol have figured out a way to grow small crops of Earthly flora on clean sheets of hydrogel (commonl...
05:00 pm EDT - Wed, August 17, 2011
Engadget Toshiba Qosmio X775-3DV78 review
When NVIDIA played its signature GPU number-bump card back in May, it made a point to throw around some big names. Alienware, MSI and ASUS each announced notebooks with the outfit's new GeForce GTX 56...
04:45 pm EDT - Wed, August 17, 2011
Engadget South Korean Apple tracking suit is 27,000 plaintiffs strong
That whole iPhone location tracking kerfuffle hasn't been making that many headlines here in the States as of late, but things a bit different over in South Korea. Back in July, Kim Hyung-suk was awar...
04:00 pm EDT - Wed, August 17, 2011
Engadget Engadget's back to school guide 2011: desktops
Welcome to Engadget's Back to School guide! We know that this time of year can be pretty annoying and stressful for everyone, so we're here to help out with the heartbreaking process of gadget buying ...
03:40 pm EDT - Wed, August 17, 2011
Engadget ASUS' next gen Eee Pad Transformer to be first Kal-El device?
Earlier this year, NVIDIA teased us all with the promise of its forthcoming Kal-El SoC, indicating an August debut. Well, we're currently in the thick of that hot and hazy month with no clear sign of ...
03:20 pm EDT - Wed, August 17, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile BlackBerry Bold 9900 available on August 31st, on presale to business customers today
There's a good chance you've already heard a thing or two (or a hundred) about the BlackBerry Bold 9900 series, so by now you have a good idea whether or not you'll want to pick one up. So if you're l...
02:57 pm EDT - Wed, August 17, 2011
Engadget Apple adding DisplayPort to iOS devices?
Not content with just building offices in the shape of UFOs, Apple is on the hunt for a "Signal Integrity Manager." That's an engineer who balances the noise that chips and circuit boards emit -- whic...
02:32 pm EDT - Wed, August 17, 2011
Engadget HP Touchstone Audio Dock passes FCC on the way to anonymous launch
If your grandest dream involves HP releasing a Touchstone dock that could stream music over Bluetooth, you probably suffer from the same lack of ambition that caused it to meekly push the Pre 3, unher...
02:08 pm EDT - Wed, August 17, 2011
Engadget HTC files trademarks for Enamor and Rhyme, keeps on hustlin'
We've seen a few leaks from HTC lately, and now we've got the scoop on two more. And get this: one is being developed just for aspiring hip-hop moguls! Okay, not really... but a couple of new names we...
01:44 pm EDT - Wed, August 17, 2011
Engadget Logitech's Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 for Mac brings Appletastic keys, pastel hues
Yearning for the ideal keyboard to pair with your suddenly revitalized Bondi Blue iMac? Good thing you've the patience of Job. Windows users were treated to a K750 solar keyboard of their own last...
01:22 pm EDT - Wed, August 17, 2011
Engadget AP, Google offer $20,000 scholarships to aspiring tech journalists, we go back to school
Love technology? Love journalism? Well, the AP-Google Journalism and Technology Scholarship program might be right up your alley. The initiative, announced earlier this week, will offer $20,00...
01:22 pm EDT - Wed, August 17, 2011
Engadget Dell's S2330MX Ultra-Slim monitor makes rival LCDs hit the treadmill
Was it really only a month ago that Dell released the remarkably priced U2421M? The folks at Round Rock are already at it again with another impressive widescreen -- the unromantically named (yet ...
12:56 pm EDT - Wed, August 17, 2011
Engadget Dell's S2330MX Ultra-Slim monitor makes rival LCDs hit the treadmill
Was it really only a month ago that Dell released the remarkably priced U2421M? The folks at Round Rock are already at it again with another impressive widescreen -- the unromantically named (yet ...
12:56 pm EDT - Wed, August 17, 2011
Engadget AP, Google offer $20,000 scholarships to aspiring tech journalists, we go back to school
Love technology? Love journalism? Well, the AP-Google Journalism and Technology Scholarship program might be right up your alley. The initiative, announced earlier this week, will offer $20,00...
12:34 pm EDT - Wed, August 17, 2011
Engadget Nintendo to release streamlined Wii in the UK, at reduced, holiday season price
It may be a while before we see the Wii U hit the market, but it looks like a refreshed version of its predecessor will be hitting the UK market just in time for the holiday shopping rush. According t...
12:11 pm EDT - Wed, August 17, 2011
Engadget Third generation Smart Fortwo ditches Tesla powertrain, gains two wheeled cousin
Time and tide wait for no man, folks. Nearly nine months after delivering the first electric Fortwos to snuggie-toting yanks, Daimler's gone and announced its faster and longer-lasting successor. It's...
11:46 am EDT - Wed, August 17, 2011
Engadget NYC to trial mobile payment parking system, Lovely Rita looks for a new gig
Tired of burning your hard earned cash on parking fines? You might wanna move to New York City, where the Department of Transportation will soon begin testing a "pay by phone" parking system. The ...
11:21 am EDT - Wed, August 17, 2011
Engadget Symbian Belle download leaked to N8 community, quickly pulled from site (update: Anna available on NaviFirm)
For a very short period of time there was pure bliss for Nokia N8 users with a knack for tinkering around; Symbian Belle, a coveted update to the still-unreleased Anna, was spotted in a user forum, le...
11:00 am EDT - Wed, August 17, 2011
Engadget Samsung's 6Gbps SSD gets a consumer label, October release date
Many SSDs could easily blow away that legacy spinning drive in your notebook, but there's always room for a performance boost when it comes to tech. Announced last week, Samsung's 830-series SSD packs...
10:08 am EDT - Wed, August 17, 2011
Engadget WikiHouse promises printable homes, work for the world's idle CNC routers
If you want something done right, do it yourself. That includes building a house, but that's a project out of reach for many DIYers. Enter WikiHouse, a community for open-source home designs. There yo...
09:09 am EDT - Wed, August 17, 2011
Engadget Intel to finally issue firmware fix for faulty 320 series SSDs
When Intel first unleashed its third generation 320 series SSDs, we were thrilled with their prices that were 30 percent lower than Chipzilla's previous offerings. The love fest didn't last long, howe...
08:12 am EDT - Wed, August 17, 2011
Engadget Motorola's new Droid HD makes cameo alongside Droid Bionic
We've just received a fascinating set of photos from a sharp-eyed tipster, who sent along images of what appear to be Motorola's Droid Bionic and, most alluringly, that rumored handset known as the Dr...
06:31 am EDT - Wed, August 17, 2011
Engadget HP Pre 3 now available for purchase on official European store
Pop quiz: what's the best way to launch a phone that's left us waiting with anticipation for seven months? HP's answer is to quietly release it on its European store without any pomp or circumstan...
05:54 am EDT - Wed, August 17, 2011
Engadget Space radar captures echoes of Perseid meteor shower (video)
We all know lasers make a "pew pew" sound, but shouldn't there be a sound effect button for high-speed burning meteors? Well, the US Air Force Space Surveillance Radar in Texas just recorded its o...
04:38 am EDT - Wed, August 17, 2011
Engadget Nano-structured glass creates new type of computer memory
We've sure come a long way since frying ants with a magnifying glass. Researchers at the University of Southampton used nano-structures to create millimeter-sized "monolithic glass space-variant polar...
03:33 am EDT - Wed, August 17, 2011
Engadget Logitech's clip-on tablet speaker latches onto your slate for dear life, doubles as a stand
We can swear we feel hints of fall creeping in already, but Logitech just announced a product we would have loved to see at the start of beach season: a speaker bar that clips onto the back of any tab...
02:29 am EDT - Wed, August 17, 2011
Engadget Mozilla officially releases Firefox 6, wants to show you how it's done
You may have caught wind of one sly fox unofficially popping up over the weekend. Well, as we reported, that fox -- specifically Firefox 6 -- is now officially ready for your downloading pleasure. If ...
01:42 am EDT - Wed, August 17, 2011
Engadget ADATA's SH14 hard drive packs a stylish yet rugged punch
Always thought ruggedized storage had to look tough and utilitarian? Think again, because ADATA's latest looks more like a fashionable disco-futon than the outwardly brawny externals we're used to...
12:57 am EDT - Wed, August 17, 2011
Engadget Tesla Model S and Roadster play nice on video
Vroooooom.... well, more accurately, shhhhhhh. That's a Tesla Model S and its sibling the Roadster (looking rather dashing in red, we might add) above, carving corners together as a family. What actua...
12:20 am EDT - Wed, August 17, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry Curve 9360 going to Bell August 29th, T-Mobile September 14th
We have to hand it to Research in Motion. No matter what feelings you may have for (or against) the company, it's sure doing a great job staying in the news day after day. After unleashing a bevy of r...
12:19 am EDT - Wed, August 17, 2011
Engadget George Devol, creator of the first industrial robot arm dies at 99
He may not be a household name like Henry Ford, but it's arguable that George Devol's (above, right) work was even more influential in shaping the modern manufacturing landscape. In 1961, roughly seve...
11:38 pm EDT - Tue, August 16, 2011
Engadget Verizon embraces Google's Moto Mobility deal, hopes for an end to patent disputes
Android's always had a best friend forever (or, for the time being) in Verizon. Together, the two companies were able to establish Andy Rubin's mobile OS as a serious platform competitor, fighting bac...
11:04 pm EDT - Tue, August 16, 2011
Engadget Google Catalogs iPad app digitizes catalogs, no more coasters
We all know what catalogs are good for: starting fires in the fireplace, light reading in waiting rooms and makeshift placemats. Oddly, Google has decided to take these perfectly useful glossy dead tr...
10:37 pm EDT - Tue, August 16, 2011
Engadget PlayStation Vita getting social networking apps, 'winning' hashtag making a comeback next year
Wondering how you'll be able to most efficiently brag to far away friends about your new PlayStation Vita? Sony's got the answer in the form of newly announced apps for its next generation portabl...
10:02 pm EDT - Tue, August 16, 2011
Engadget Hands on with Fusion Garage's Grid 10 tablet and Grid 4 smartphone
Yesterday we gave you the lowdown on Fusion Garage's second foray into tablet computing, the Grid 10. While its tablet world topping pixel density, Tegra 2 silicon, and fresh to death OS certainly sou...
10:02 pm EDT - Tue, August 16, 2011
Engadget Fusion Garage Grid 10 tablet and Grid 4 smartphone hands-on
Yesterday we gave you the lowdown on Fusion Garage's second foray into tablet computing, the Grid 10. While its tablet world topping pixel density, Tegra 2 silicon, and fresh to death OS certainly sou...
09:40 pm EDT - Tue, August 16, 2011
Engadget HTC drags on the patent war, files yet another complaint against Apple
Sweet jumping jehosaphat, the patent suit madness just won't end. Only a month after the ITC sided with Apple and HTC offered a standard-issue plea for cooperation, the Taiwanese company has filed its...
09:24 pm EDT - Tue, August 16, 2011
Engadget Dell's Q2 earnings fall short of estimates: $890 million net income, $15.66 billion revenue
Shares of Dell were down nearly eight percent in after-hours trading after the Texas-based PC maker posted lower-than-expected second-quarter results. Still, the company's revenue was up one percent o...
09:12 pm EDT - Tue, August 16, 2011
Engadget Lion 10.7.1 lands, packs plenty of bug fixes
While you wait for 10.7.2 to deliver iCloud compatibility to your Mac, you can at least enjoy a few bug fixes, courtesy of today's surprise Lion update. 10.7.1 doesn't boast any new features, but it d...
08:53 pm EDT - Tue, August 16, 2011
Engadget The Big Lebowski Blu-ray celebrated by cast reunion tonight, watch the live stream here
Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that The Big Lebowski Special Edition Blu-ray disc came out today, and to mark the occasion Universal has brought much of the cast together in New York...
08:39 pm EDT - Tue, August 16, 2011
Engadget HTC Ruby to be dubbed Amaze 4G, come with 1.5GHz CPU and 4.3-inch display?
The white shell of the HTC Ruby exudes a "ghostly" quality, which seems to explain its ability to appear and disappear at will. This time the smartphone's popped up in reports highlighting a couple im...
07:47 pm EDT - Tue, August 16, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Interview: Fusion Garage's Chandra Rathakrishnan
The most telling moment of our conversation with Chandra Rathakrishnan came at the end, just before the recording device shut off. The interview wrapped, and we politely thanked the Fusion Garage CEO ...
07:19 pm EDT - Tue, August 16, 2011
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 261 - 08.16.2011
Back with very little delay, it's another episode of the Engadget HD Podcast. The shocking news of the week is certainly Google's deal to purchase Motorola Mobility, so we brought on our good friend a...
07:10 pm EDT - Tue, August 16, 2011
Engadget ASUS Eee Pad Transformer resists Canadian coins, does not survive slings and arrows (video)
ASUS hasn't really had to twist consumers' wallet-carrying wrists to get its Eee Pad Transformer off retailers' shelves and into homes -- the tablet practically walks itself. Which makes the company's...
06:45 pm EDT - Tue, August 16, 2011
Engadget HTC Vigor with 1.5GHz dual-core CPU and Beats sighted in Dutch online store
Not much is known about the HTC Vigor, but if the above image is accurate, we have more than a wagonload to look forward to. A supposed render and spec list of the new superphone showed up on The Phon...
06:37 pm EDT - Tue, August 16, 2011
Engadget Sony announces WiFi-less PSP model, hits Europe this fall for "99
Sony had more than just PS3 price cut to reveal at its Gamescon press conference today: it also announced that it will be releasing a new budget-priced PSP model that sports a new design and curiously...
06:37 pm EDT - Tue, August 16, 2011
Engadget Sony announces WiFi-less PSP E-1000, hits Europe this fall for "99
Sony had more than just PS3 price cut to reveal at its Gamescom press conference today: it also announced that it will be releasing a new budget-priced PSP model that sports a new design and curiously...
06:29 pm EDT - Tue, August 16, 2011
Engadget Sony drops PS3 price to $250 in US, "250 in Europe
Sony just wrapped its Gamescon 2011 keynote with this juicy nugget: base PlayStation 3 models will run you just $250 in the US, €250 in Europe, and ¥24,980 in Japan. Announced at the same sho...
06:22 pm EDT - Tue, August 16, 2011
Engadget Enough Already Arduino mutes TV's overexposed celebrities, frees you to live again (video)
Are you besieged by celebrities? Sure, you could try turning off the TV, but now there's a more complex, DIY solution: Enough Already, an Arduino box that mutes your television at any mention of c...
06:00 pm EDT - Tue, August 16, 2011
Engadget AT&T postponing the LG Thrill 4G to September 4?
Are you excited that a 3D phone is coming to AT&T? If you answered yes, sit down and think happy thoughts, because we're now hearing that the Thrill 4G -- aka the LG Optimus 3D -- may be delay...
05:56 pm EDT - Tue, August 16, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry Colt to launch before end of 2011?
The BlackBerry Colt -- RIM's presciently named round three handset entry, or last gasp at smartphone dominance? You'll have to wait until the end of the year to decide, as this latest bout of insi...
05:33 pm EDT - Tue, August 16, 2011
Engadget Oppo announces X903 smartphone, leaves Leonardo DiCaprio confused (video)
Oppo, beloved maker of a variety of electronics rarely released outside of China, is jumping into the smartphone business with an Android-powered slider called the Oppo X903. Take the following specs ...
05:09 pm EDT - Tue, August 16, 2011
Engadget Why is LTE equipment being installed in an Apple Store?
Well, this is certainly interesting. While rumors of an LTE-enabled iPhone had died down for a little while, they sprung back to life yesterday with a report that just such a device was being tested b...
04:54 pm EDT - Tue, August 16, 2011
Engadget Nokia chimes in on Google's Moto deal, reaffirms its dedication to WP7
All the major Android players were, at least publicly, supportive of Google and its move to snatch up Motorola Mobility yesterday, and so is Nokia it seems. The company released a statement saying:"Th...
04:39 pm EDT - Tue, August 16, 2011
Engadget AT&T USBConnect Momentum 4G and Mobile Hotspot Elevate 4G scheduled for August 21st launch
With it having been in the works for so long, it's easy to forget that AT&T is ready to flip the switch on its sparkling-new LTE network virtually any second now. But Ma Bell is happy to remind us...
04:22 pm EDT - Tue, August 16, 2011
Engadget Saygus VPhone finally wins approval from Verizon, not so high-end anymore
Hey, you folks remember the VPhone? Honestly, we had forgotten about it too. The debut handset from Saygus first started making the rounds in late 2009 sporting, what were at the time, high-end fe...
03:59 pm EDT - Tue, August 16, 2011
Engadget Lightning Motorcycles electric bike blazes past 2010 record, joins 200 MPH Club
Bonneville, home to the world's fastest lawnmower record, has just added another notch to its land speed belt -- this time for electric motorcycles. When last we left Utah's salt flats, Mission One ha...
03:35 pm EDT - Tue, August 16, 2011
Engadget Orange exec welcomes Google's Motorola buy with open arms
Motogoog, Googorola -- whatever phrasing you've landed on, yesterday's giant bit of industry news is sure to draw strong opinions on both sides of the fence. Thus far, we've seen a largely positive re...
03:09 pm EDT - Tue, August 16, 2011
Engadget HTC Bliss spotted frolicking in the blurry wild?
We haven't heard much about the HTC Bliss since it popped up on a Verizon roadmap earlier this month, but the folks over at PocketNow have obtained photos of what could be the handset's first public a...
02:49 pm EDT - Tue, August 16, 2011
Engadget Samsung halts TouchWiz UX updates to prevent bricking issues?
Are you a Galaxy Tab 10.1 owner still waiting to upgrade your slate to TouchWiz UX? Well, prepare to be disappointed -- Samsung has pulled the update. It's remaining tight-lipped on the subject bu...
02:25 pm EDT - Tue, August 16, 2011
Engadget German court lifts ban on some European Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales
A Dusseldorf, Germany regional court has partly lifted a preliminary injunction issued last week banning Samsung from selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Europe, the day after Webwereld noticed inconsisten...
02:00 pm EDT - Tue, August 16, 2011
Engadget Minecraft Pocket Edition hits Android Market, only Xperia Play users need apply
Just a couple months after making its grand debut at this year's E3, Minecraft has finally made its way to the Android Market, much to the delight of cube enthusiasts and time-wasters everywhere. With...
01:01 pm EDT - Tue, August 16, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry Bold 9930 review
It's been something of a long time coming, this emboldened Bold. We got our first glimpse of the thing in February, spent some quality time with it back in June, and since then have sat around eagerly...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, August 16, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry Torch 9850 review
Monza. It's a beautiful part of Italy, a majestic park split by one of the most historic racetracks in the world, and it was also the codename for this rather more homely looking phone. This is a hand...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, August 16, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry Torch 9810 review
In the fall of 2010, AT&T stores nationwide installed a mysterious shroud housing some sort of exhibit. Even employees didn't even know what was inside, and anyone caught tampering with the makesh...
12:33 pm EDT - Tue, August 16, 2011
Engadget Microsoft closes the book on MS Reader app
We're wishing a heartfelt farewell to Microsoft Reader today, because the folks at Redmond have decided to pull the plug on their e-book application, more than a decade after it first launched. Pre-da...
12:01 pm EDT - Tue, August 16, 2011
Engadget ViewSonic ViewPad 10pro: a Windows 7 tablet that also runs Android -- sort of
Life would be so much easier if you could just switch operating systems depending on what you need, wouldn't it? That's the thinking behind ViewSonic's ViewPad 10pro, a "dual OS" tablet that runs ...
11:30 am EDT - Tue, August 16, 2011
Engadget Samsung Hercules, HTC Ruby available from T-Mobile on October 26th?
We knew that the Samsung Hercules and HTC Ruby were both making their way to T-Mobile, and now, it looks like they'll be doing so in tandem. The folks over at Tmo News have obtained a leaked back to s...
10:48 am EDT - Tue, August 16, 2011
Engadget Leaked FCC document details AT&T's 4G LTE rollout plans, talks up T-Mobile merger
On Friday, a law firm accidentally posted a letter to the FCC website, detailing AT&T's confidential 4G LTE rollout plans and explaining how they would be bolstered by a merger with T-Mobile. Arno...
10:04 am EDT - Tue, August 16, 2011
Engadget Xiaomi Phone hands-on (updated with video)
In case you're still skeptical about the $310 Xiaomi Phone, our brief hands-on with a prototype just now suggests that little should be worried about this Foxconn-made device (not Motorola as previous...
09:13 am EDT - Tue, August 16, 2011
Engadget Apple's OS X Lion USB sticks now available online, for $69
After more than a week's worth of rumors and speculation, Apple has finally released its OS X Lion USB thumb drive, available now at its online store. This little stick offers a physical media alterna...
08:33 am EDT - Tue, August 16, 2011
Engadget Xiaomi Phone with MIUI OS: a $310 phone with 1.5GHz dual-core SoC and other surprises
If you've already seen the Xiaomi M1 announcement about a month ago, well, forget it, because Xiaomi has already made some significant changes since then. What we've just learned from today's Beijing ...
08:33 am EDT - Tue, August 16, 2011
Engadget Xiaomi Phone with MIUI OS: a $310 Android with 1.5GHz dual-core SoC and other surprises
If you've already seen the Xiaomi M1 announcement about a month ago, well, forget it, because Xiaomi has already made some significant changes since then. What we've just learned from today's Beijing ...
07:19 am EDT - Tue, August 16, 2011
Engadget HP's Pre 3 goes up for pre-order in Germany, shipping in '1 bis 2 Wochen'
Remember the Pre 3? The portrait slider HP promised it'd be hawking to webOS fans by the end of summer? Well it might barely make its launch window, but only if you live in the land of the aut...
05:57 am EDT - Tue, August 16, 2011
Engadget Nokia's N9 coming to Kazakhstan on September 9th, gets its own billboard
Well, the list of places that won't be seeing Nokia's N9 seems to be growing larger everyday. And, while it won't bring comfort to the poor souls in the US, UK or Germany, we can confirm that the fine...
04:38 am EDT - Tue, August 16, 2011
Engadget CyanogenMod founder joins Samsung Mobile, promises to make Android 'more awesome'
We already knew Samsung loved the guys at CyanogenMod, but we didn't think they'd start absorbing parts of its development team. According to Steve Kondik's Facebook page, the Android facade's head sc...
03:27 am EDT - Tue, August 16, 2011
Engadget Will Intel's Core i7 Sandy Bridge-E CPUs ship without fans or heatsinks?
Over the past few months, we've peeked Intel's roadmap more than once, but all told we've been treated to scant few details about its high-end desktop line, Sandy Bridge E (that's "E" for enthusiasts)...
03:27 am EDT - Tue, August 16, 2011
Engadget Will Intel's Core i7 Sandy Bridge E CPUs ship without fans or heatsinks?
Over the past few months, we've peeked Intel's roadmap more than once, but all told we've been treated to scant few details about its high-end desktop line, Sandy Bridge E (that's "E" for enthusiasts)...
02:22 am EDT - Tue, August 16, 2011
Engadget AT&T confirms $49.99 price tag, August 21st launch date for '4G' BlackBerry Torch 9810
Anxious RIM fans tired of waiting for that app to download will be happy to know that AT&T has confirmed August 21st as the official launch date for its "4G" BlackBerry, the Torch 9810. Although t...
01:10 am EDT - Tue, August 16, 2011
Engadget Telefonica iPhone stock being recalled in time for September 12th launch?
Well folks... looks like we're finally getting some meat to all the iPhone 5/4S rumors that have been swirling around for months. We got some interesting news from a vigilant tipster today: beginning ...
12:06 am EDT - Tue, August 16, 2011
Engadget MABEL running robot snags bipedal speed title, cue 'Rocky' theme (video)
MABEL the running robot has been training hard, grabbing the title of "fastest bipedal robot with knees." Like any great sports star, it's been plagued by many dream-crushing obstacles and injuries, b...
11:13 pm EDT - Mon, August 15, 2011
Engadget Google's Moto Mobility deal may have had Microsoft roots, comes with $2.5 billion break-up fee
Is Microsoft preparing to fill in Google's old mobile boots? It could very well be, now that the search king has firmly committed to the hardware side of the mobile business. According to a report...
10:27 pm EDT - Mon, August 15, 2011
Engadget Sprint's BlackBerry Bold 9930 and Torch 9850 land on August 21st for $250 and $150
Hav you been waiting for some more details about those BlackBerry 7-sporting handsets coming to Sprint? Well, wait no more friend -- August 21st will be the day of days for WiMAX fans and BBM addi...
09:50 pm EDT - Mon, August 15, 2011
Engadget Dell Vostro 360 inadvertently revealed, shows off all-in-one specs
Are you a fan of grayscale technical drawings? Or perhaps you're in the market for an all-in-one desktop, but don't own an educational institution? Dell's satisfying those key constituencies -...
09:20 pm EDT - Mon, August 15, 2011
Engadget Where IPs go to die: a theoretical look at the belly of the online beast
The key to a secure online world of tomorrow? Why, that would be an internet that spends a bit more time padding its waistline at the protocol buffet. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Techn...
08:43 pm EDT - Mon, August 15, 2011
Engadget Samsung Celox gets its moment in the blurrycam spotlight
Hey, what have we here? If it isn't the GT-I9210, a version of the Samsung Celox that we saw the other week. The Samsung Galaxy II-esque LTE handset got the blurrycam treatment on its way to Korea...
08:11 pm EDT - Mon, August 15, 2011
Engadget Did Apple alter photos of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in its injunction filing?
Previously, on Apple Versus Samsung: Cupertino's finest sued Samsung for making "similar" products -- a legal spectacle that most recently culminated with an injunction blocking the sale of the Galaxy...
07:31 pm EDT - Mon, August 15, 2011
Engadget Editorial: Engadget on Google's Motorola Mobility acquisition
Google's announcement today of its planned Motorola Mobility acquisition may come as a surprise to some, but Moto's dedication to producing Android handsets, along with its recent $56 million Q2 net l...
07:03 pm EDT - Mon, August 15, 2011
Engadget Mojang offers limited edition Minecraft Xperia Play on eBay
There may not be many people willing to pay over $1,000 for an Xperia Play, but it turns out there's at least a few willing to go nuts when there's some Minecraft involved. That limited edition model ...
06:39 pm EDT - Mon, August 15, 2011
Engadget Xbox 360 to go forever matte as glossy is discontinued, fingerprints look for a new home
Say it ain't so! Within the next few weeks Microsoft will be phasing out its 250GB Xbox 360's glossy finish in favor of the murdered-out matte currently found on its 4GB models. Major Nelson recently ...
06:00 pm EDT - Mon, August 15, 2011
Engadget Growing Up Geek: Christopher Trout
Who wants cake? This guy does. Or so says 29 years of photographic evidence. Baked goods loom large in my pictorial history, as does the use and abuse of Dep Gel and even, dare I say it, an affini...
05:43 pm EDT - Mon, August 15, 2011
Engadget Carriers testing LTE-enabled 4G iPhone?
Earlier this year, Verizon CEO Dan Mead all but confirmed that an LTE Apple device would be making its way to Verizon. Eventually. And no 2011 Apple rumor spattering would be complete without at least...
05:00 pm EDT - Mon, August 15, 2011
Engadget Motorola Photon 4G review
It's summer, which means the usual deluge of Android handsets is upon us. The Motorola Photon 4G is Sprint's latest specimen, and follows hot on the heels of HTC's somewhat disappointing EVO 3D. Like ...
04:32 pm EDT - Mon, August 15, 2011
Engadget HTC's bootloader unlock process goes live, Sensation prepares for custom ROM glory
Today is turning out to be a great day for the Android set, what with news of the Google / Moto deal and now -- HTC's unleashing its bootloader unlock tool for the masses. That's right, the company's ...
04:11 pm EDT - Mon, August 15, 2011
Engadget TabCo reveals itself as Fusion Garage, unveils Grid 10 tablet and Grid 4 smartphone
After months of teasing, TabCo finally revealed itself to the world -- as suspected, the brand is, in fact a reboot of Fusion Garage, the company that gave the world the much maligned JooJoo tablet. C...
04:11 pm EDT - Mon, August 15, 2011
Engadget TabCo reveals itself as Fusion Garage, unveils Grid 10 tablet and Grid 4 smartphone (update)
After months of teasing, TabCo finally revealed itself to the world -- as suspected, the brand is, in fact a reboot of Fusion Garage, the company that gave the world the much maligned JooJoo tablet. C...
04:00 pm EDT - Mon, August 15, 2011
Engadget Engadget's back to school guide 2011: tablets
Welcome to Engadget's Back to School guide! We know that this time of year can be pretty annoying and stressful for everyone, so we're here to help out with the heartbreaking process of gadget buying ...
03:48 pm EDT - Mon, August 15, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry Curve Touch 9380 gets the silent video treatment, confirms NFC rumors (video)
Looking like the runt of RIM's newest BlackBerry litter, the Curve Touch 9380 has recently surfaced on a German site starring in its own silent movie. The video, taken by MacBerry.de, shows off the mi...
02:48 pm EDT - Mon, August 15, 2011
Engadget Is TabCo releasing the JooJoo 2?
All right, TabCo. We admit it. You've grabbed our attention with all of this swirling tablet mystery over the past few months. And yes, we'll be watching today at noon when you make the big reveal. Bu...
02:26 pm EDT - Mon, August 15, 2011
Engadget Verizon wants you to upgrade to a smartphone, offering $100 gift card in exchange?
How much is Verizon willing to pay you to switch from a basic phone to a smartphone? A cool $100, according to rumors. The provider is reportedly gearing up to launch a new offer aimed at encourag...
02:00 pm EDT - Mon, August 15, 2011
Engadget Motorola Defy+ leaves the gym, coming this fall with slightly more muscle
You'd be hard-pressed to find many phones that look relatively stylish, are thin and light enough to carry comfortably in your pocket, and can hang out underwater for ten minutes. That's why, we suppo...
01:36 pm EDT - Mon, August 15, 2011
Engadget Windows Phone 7 turned into Windows 7 controller, 3D mice put on notice
You can pack all the gyroscopes, accelerometers and other motion-detecting sensors you want in your desktop -- it's still not going to be any good at playing Eliminate: Gun Range. That's the motivatio...
01:08 pm EDT - Mon, August 15, 2011
Engadget Gundam robot statue returns to Japan, looking worse for the wear
After a brief hiatus, that giant Gundam statue we spotted a couple years ago has once again returned home to Tokyo -- though he clearly didn't make the voyage in one piece. Rather than reconstruct the...
01:08 pm EDT - Mon, August 15, 2011
Engadget Gundam robot statue returns to Japan, looking worse for wear
After a brief hiatus, that giant Gundam statue we spotted a couple years ago has once again returned home to Tokyo -- though he clearly didn't make the voyage in one piece. Rather than reconstruct the...
12:37 pm EDT - Mon, August 15, 2011
Engadget The Intel Upgrade Service: Once again charging you $50 to do stuff your CPU already does
Fans of creative nickel-and-dime schemes will love this: Buy an Intel i3-2312M, i3-2102 or Pentium G622 and it just isn't powerful enough, you can grab a $50 upgrade card. Enter the card's code online...
11:42 am EDT - Mon, August 15, 2011
Engadget Google acquiring Motorola Mobility
Happy Monday to you, and happy Monday to Motorola Mobility, which Google has announced is about to become its next acquisition. This comes hot on the heels of a $56 million Q2 net loss for Moto -- and...
11:15 am EDT - Mon, August 15, 2011
Engadget M-Disc holds your data 'forever,' we go hands-on for a few minutes (video)
It was two years ago when we last wrote about Millenniata and its Millenial Disc for ultra long-term data storage of somewhere between "1,000 years" and "forever." If you'll recall, it works using a "...
09:36 am EDT - Mon, August 15, 2011
Engadget Space Elevator conference gets theoretical, says lift won't not happen in 150 years
With the shuttle program being mothballed, we're going to need a new way to get off this rock. How about that old space ladder concept? You know, the one riddled with issues that nearly trump its ...
07:29 am EDT - Mon, August 15, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry Bold 9930 now available from Verizon for $250, on contract
We've already seen Verizon's BlackBerry Bold 9930 rear its head in a leaked video and now, it looks like it's finally gone all official on us. The slim, QWERTY-equipped handset has just popped up on V...
05:34 am EDT - Mon, August 15, 2011
Engadget Prototype MacBook Pro with SIM slot surfaces on eBay, unicorns actually exist
Always dreamt of a Apple notebook with built-in WWAN? Looks like today's your lucky day: a prototype MacBook Pro just surfaced on eBay, replete with a SIM card slot and retractable antenna in tow....
03:29 am EDT - Mon, August 15, 2011
Engadget How would you change T-Mobile's G-Slate?
Splurged on a T-Mobile G-Slate, did you? Here's your opportunity to voice your opinion to LG (and anyone else who'll listen). Sporting an unorthodox aspect ratio and an affinity for a carrier that...
01:33 am EDT - Mon, August 15, 2011
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: electric airplanes, CO2-storing bricks and solar-powered bags
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.This week green architecture boldly went where no buildings...
12:52 am EDT - Mon, August 15, 2011
Engadget HTC Holiday prototype shows up on Craigslist, gives us reason to celebrate
This isn't something you see up for sale on Craigslist every day, but what you see here may very well be a true-blue HTC Holiday. According to the XDA thread, the person responsible for the pictures n...
12:52 am EDT - Mon, August 15, 2011
Engadget HTC Holiday prototype shows up on Craigslist, gives us reason to celebrate (update: AT&T-bound))
This isn't something you see up for sale on Craigslist every day, but what you see here may very well be a true-blue HTC Holiday. According to the XDA thread, the person responsible for the pictures n...
12:52 am EDT - Mon, August 15, 2011
Engadget HTC Holiday prototype shows up on Craigslist, gives us reason to celebrate (update: AT&T-bound)
This isn't something you see up for sale on Craigslist every day, but what you see here may very well be a true-blue HTC Holiday. According to the XDA thread, the person responsible for the pictures n...
11:53 pm EDT - Sun, August 14, 2011
Engadget Citrix app opens Windows for Chromebook owners
Google hasn't made any bones about its desire to position Chrome OS as a presence in the business space. But for plenty of users, the relatively limited functionality of Chromebooks doesn't quite get ...
10:00 pm EDT - Sun, August 14, 2011
Engadget Switched On: TabCo's tease
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technologyTomorrow, we will find out whether TabCo is a FabCo, a DrabCo, or a skunkworks LabCo, ending the best guessing game to h...
07:56 pm EDT - Sun, August 14, 2011
Engadget Telex anti-censorship system promises to leap over firewalls without getting burned
Human rights activists and free speech advocates have every reason to worry about the future of an open and uncensored internet, but researchers from the University of Michigan and the University of W...
05:22 pm EDT - Sun, August 14, 2011
Engadget Take Tesla's Model S for a spin this October, if you can get past the velvet rope
Tesla's been showing off its Silicon Valley-bred saloon for months now, from the touchscreen-laden console to the mechanical bits beneath its shapely skin. We even got a spread of a road going Model S...
05:22 pm EDT - Sun, August 14, 2011
Engadget Take a spin in Tesla's Model S this October, if you can get past the velvet rope
Tesla's been showing off its Silicon Valley-bred saloon for months now, from the touchscreen-laden console to the mechanical bits beneath its shapely skin. We even got a spread of a road going Model S...
03:16 pm EDT - Sun, August 14, 2011
Engadget ASUS Eee Pad Slider shows off its specs, may launch in September
ASUS' Eee Pad Slider is fast becoming just as mythical as the flying horse the company's named after. We've had several encounters with potential release windows for the slate, only to see it continua...
01:33 pm EDT - Sun, August 14, 2011
Engadget Swarm robots attack your bookshelf, win AAAI Oscar
What's more frightening than a swarm of robots? An award-winning swarm of robots trained to raid your library -- that's what. This SciFi-worthy outfit of mechanized literature swindlers, known as ...
12:30 pm EDT - Sun, August 14, 2011
Engadget Orange UK's official HP Pre 3 support page goes live, still not available to purchase
If you haven't been paying close enough attention to the matter, you'd think the HP Pre 3 had already been released. After all, it's been myriad months since it was originally announced and the Veer a...
10:41 am EDT - Sun, August 14, 2011
Engadget OEMs to spend more on semiconductors for wireless devices than computers in 2011
Well, if you didn't believe that we live in a post-PC world before, the latest report from IHS iSuppli should help persuade you. According to its research, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) will...
07:31 am EDT - Sun, August 14, 2011
Engadget Zynga's Pioneer Trail is like The Oregon Trail without the typhoid
Zynga has finally released The Pioneer Trail, the long promised sequel to FrontierVille on Facebook. Those familiar with The Oregon Trail will be right at home here but there's no indication as yet th...
04:24 am EDT - Sun, August 14, 2011
Engadget Windows Phone Mango RTM leaks into the wild, offers tropical sweets for the daring
For those who've longed for Twitter integration and multitasking capabilities on your Windows Phone, the folks at xda-developers have a weekend project you're bound to flip over: the final version of ...
02:29 am EDT - Sun, August 14, 2011
Engadget Ask Engadget: best 1TB+ USB 3.0 external drive on a budget?
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 can't wait another...
12:23 am EDT - Sun, August 14, 2011
Engadget Visualized: the Apple mothership
We've already caught a glimpse of Apple's proposed science fiction museum new campus in Cupertino, but screen grabs just don't do this behemoth justice. A recently released set of renderings of Apple ...
10:14 pm EDT - Sat, August 13, 2011
Engadget Sony announcing three NEX lenses on August 24th?
Last month we fell in love with a camera. Specifically, the Sony NEX-C3. We were so enamored with its lilliputian body and stunning image quality that we gave it a "9," declared it nearly perfect and ...
08:09 pm EDT - Sat, August 13, 2011
Engadget Amazon axes copied content, duplicate Kindle Store ebooks get the boot
If we take a can of Spam and call it "Engadget's precooked pork meat product," you'll still know it's the same mystery meat you ate for lunch, right? Under the idea of "private label rights," auth...
06:14 pm EDT - Sat, August 13, 2011
Engadget Firefox 6 breaks out ahead of schedule, gets official August 16th
It looks like the sly fox is ready to make its worldwide debut a few days early. In typical Mozilla fashion, a complete build of Firefox 6 is now unofficially available for your downloading pleasure, ...
04:00 pm EDT - Sat, August 13, 2011
Engadget Insert Coin: 6dot Braille labeler (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...
02:11 pm EDT - Sat, August 13, 2011
Engadget Sony LA-EA2 lens adapter gets ready for its close-up in 'leaked' render
Hey Sony, you hear that? Sounds like you might have another leak on your hands. We got our fourth unofficial look at Sony's Alpha A77 this morning, and now it's time for a little accessorizing. Wh...
11:55 am EDT - Sat, August 13, 2011
Engadget Comscore finds 6.2 percent of smartphone users scan QR codes
QR codes may be turning up in more places than ever these days, but are people actually using them? According to market research firm Comscore, at least some of them are -- 14 million in June in t...
09:17 am EDT - Sat, August 13, 2011
Engadget Goodyear's self-inflating tires could improve gas mileage, leave Schrader valves unsatisfied
Reminiscent of Ghostbuster's Marshmallow Man, new Goodyear tires might just Stay-Puft on their own. The company is developing Air Maintenance Technology (AMT) tires with built-in pumps to keep themsel...
07:05 am EDT - Sat, August 13, 2011
Engadget 'Kraftwerk Who?' Pioneering '50s Synthesizer unearthed in French Barn
So there Dr. Mick Greierson was, wandering around a French barn, minding his own business when all of a sudden he happened upon an antique: one of the earliest modern synthesizers. Greierson, a profes...
05:41 am EDT - Sat, August 13, 2011
Engadget UK teen arrested for illegal BBM, social media crackdown gains steam
Lending further gravity to the proposed crackdown being bandied about in British parliament, an Essex teen has been arrested for sending a BBM that ran afoul of the Serious Crime Act of 2007. The 18-y...
03:52 am EDT - Sat, August 13, 2011
Engadget EES packs circuits into temporary tattoos, makes medical diagnostics fashionable
Flexible circuit pioneer John Rogers and his team are at it again. This time he's developing a wearable, ultra-thin circuit that attaches to your skin just like a temporary tattoo. The Epidermal Elect...
02:58 am EDT - Sat, August 13, 2011
Engadget Droid Bionic spotted in the wild, again, blurrycam still in full effect
We're getting tired of all this teasing without any payoff, but when it comes Motorola's forthcoming dual-core Droid, we can't help ourselves. Just days ago we saw the Bionic's guts when it passed thr...
02:37 am EDT - Sat, August 13, 2011
Engadget Cyclone Display exemplifies 'multi-colored expression,' totally heading to a nightclub near you (video)
Ever heard of Yoichi Ochiai? You have now. Hailing from Japan's University of Tsukuba, this whizkid was on hand here at SIGGRAPH to showcase one of his latest creations -- and it just so happened ...
01:33 am EDT - Sat, August 13, 2011
Engadget Bay Area transit operator cuts cell service to thwart protest, activists abandon cause for Angry Birds
It looks like not even good old civil disobedience can survive without decent reception these days. In a seemingly successful attempt to shut down a protest of BART -- the Bay Area's answer to a subwa...
12:31 am EDT - Sat, August 13, 2011
Engadget Apple patent application proves that Steve Jobs hates fingerprints as much as you do, probably more
Steve Jobs doesn't like fingerprints any more than you do, and given the man's focus on aesthetic perfection, we suspect that smudged displays are the sort of thing that keeps him awake at night. Appl...
11:49 pm EDT - Fri, August 12, 2011
Engadget Audi A0 monocycle concept takes you for a jaunt around the park (video)
Segways can be tiring, what with all that required standing, but now even the laziest among us can enjoy the self-propelled fun with a sitdown solution. The Audi A0 concept, developed as a joint colla...
11:17 pm EDT - Fri, August 12, 2011
Engadget Netflix dons its square pants with 'Just for Kids' section trial
Worried that Netflix isn't doing enough to appeal to the under-10 set? Good news, the movie rental giant has begun testing a "Just for Kids" section, rolling out the feature to a limited number of...
10:43 pm EDT - Fri, August 12, 2011
Engadget Microsoft patents new type of mobile slider, puts keyboards and screens on equal footing
Patents are the currency of the realm these days, and companies accrue them however they can -- whether filing for their own or buying someone else's. Microsoft's no stranger to the patent game, and i...
10:11 pm EDT - Fri, August 12, 2011
Engadget The NYC Engadget Reader Meetup is less than two weeks away!
Hey, listen, do you smell something? That's the sight of a reader meetup coming over the horizon, fast! As we told you a few weeks back, we're having a bit of a party on Thursday, August 25th at G...
09:45 pm EDT - Fri, August 12, 2011
Engadget Shot glass lens set likely won't improve your photography
Find your Nikon or Canon lens mug a little too big for some other beverages you may enjoy from time to time? Then you might want to consider stocking your cupboard with a few of these lens shot gl...
09:10 pm EDT - Fri, August 12, 2011
Engadget Telecommunications Industry Association gives AT&T T-Mobile merger a big thumbs up
The Telecommunications Industry Association claims amongst its ranks some of the biggest names in the tech space, including the likes of Apple, Intel, Microsoft and Nokia -- so when the organization t...
08:37 pm EDT - Fri, August 12, 2011
Engadget Ferrari president Luca di Montezemelo doesn't believe in electric cars, Santa Claus (video)
As saucy as some of them may be, today's electric car is definitely a novelty. Still, it's not too hard to imagine a future where the majority of autos run on electrons -- whether they're pushed from ...
08:11 pm EDT - Fri, August 12, 2011
Engadget Looking back at a year of Android Malware
Wow, has it really been a year a year since we first witnessed the arrival of SMS.AndroidOS.FakePlayer.a? It seems like only yesterday when everyone was first scrambling to describe the text messa...
07:47 pm EDT - Fri, August 12, 2011
Engadget HAPMAP navigational system keeps your eyes on the prize, your hands on the route (video)
Alternative navigational systems aren't exactly new, but the concept shown here just might have wings. HAPMAP was one of a handful of projects selected for demonstration at SIGGRAPH's E-tech event, ai...
07:21 pm EDT - Fri, August 12, 2011
Engadget Will RIM's PlayBook get WiMAX? The Now Network says no
Whoa there, RIM -- not so fast. Despite an earlier commitment from Sprint, the Wall Street Journal reports that the Now Network has cancelled its plans to bring WiMAX to the BlackBerry PlayBook, leavi...
07:21 pm EDT - Fri, August 12, 2011
Engadget Will RIM's PlayBook get WiMAX? The Now Network says no (update: RIM focusing on LTE)
Whoa there, RIM -- not so fast. Despite an earlier commitment from Sprint, the Wall Street Journal reports that the Now Network has cancelled its plans to bring WiMAX to the BlackBerry PlayBook, leavi...
07:08 pm EDT - Fri, August 12, 2011
Engadget TiVo Premiere Elite quad-tuner DVR detailed, doesn't support OTA broadcasts
Earlier this summer, we got wind of TiVo's plans to release its Premiere Elite DVR -- a retail version of the company's quad-tuner Premiere Q, which is only available directly through service provider...
06:42 pm EDT - Fri, August 12, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile: overages on 200MB data plan in, throttling out
Bad news T-Mobile fans: AllThingsD just confirmed that throttling on the 200MB plan is going the way of the dodo, with the carrier opting to charge overage fees instead. Under the new entry-level plan...
06:00 pm EDT - Fri, August 12, 2011
Engadget Growing Up Geek: Zach Honig
Growing up in the 80's, many kids used their Little Tikes easels to sketch their homes, or their families, or a football or two. Mine was littered with pictures of ceiling fans. But not just the ceili...
05:31 pm EDT - Fri, August 12, 2011
Engadget IBM exec says PC is 'going the way of the typewriter,' kills our birthday buzz
Well, this is awkward. As the IBM PC celebrates its 30th birthday today, one of its original designers is already mulling the end of its reign. In a blog post penned this week, Mark Dean, IBM's CTO fo...
05:00 pm EDT - Fri, August 12, 2011
Engadget Engadget Podcast 252 - 08.12.2011
You might think the Engadget Podcasters are a bunch of dudes and dudettes who sit around and obsess over consumer electronics all day for a living. Aaaaaaannnnd.......you might be right. That's why we...
04:30 pm EDT - Fri, August 12, 2011
Engadget HTC Bliss stops by the FCC dressed in Verizon red
Looking for a little FCC Friday rapture? HTC's rumored "women only" smartphone, the Bliss, just passed through the Commission's gates for a bit of strut and tell. Sporting the model number PI46110...
04:30 pm EDT - Fri, August 12, 2011
Engadget HTC Bliss stops by the FCC dressed in Verizon red (update)
Looking for a little FCC Friday rapture? HTC's rumored "women only" smartphone, the Bliss, just passed through the Commission's gates for a bit of strut and tell. Sporting the model number PI46110...
04:00 pm EDT - Fri, August 12, 2011
Engadget Engadget's back to school guide 2011: headphones
Welcome to Engadget's Back to School guide! We know that this time of year can be pretty annoying and stressful for everyone, so we're here to help out with the heartbreaking process of gadget buying ...
03:37 pm EDT - Fri, August 12, 2011
Engadget The IBM PC turns 30, we hurt our hands giving it birthday punches
Thirty years ago today IBM officially ushered in what many consider to be the modern computing era with the 5150. What ultimately became known simply as the IBM PC was the first machine to run a Micro...
03:13 pm EDT - Fri, August 12, 2011
Engadget Slim new HP TouchSmart AIO highlighted in leaked promo video
A tipster sent in what looks to be a video of a forthcoming HP all-in-one. The TouchSmart 520 is a slim device, propped up by two "sweeping support arms," which allow the PC to be adjusted, much like ...
02:49 pm EDT - Fri, August 12, 2011
Engadget Visualized: A gadget graveyard
Wonder where your old SDTV went to die? Wonder no more.Visualized: A gadget graveyard originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 12 Aug 2011 10:49:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Perma...
02:27 pm EDT - Fri, August 12, 2011
Engadget Samsung plans August 29th mobile launch... Galaxy S II finally landing in US?
Well, we have few other details beyond what you see in that invite above, but you better believe we'll be in New York City on August 29th. We're definitely expecting Samsung to announce a Galaxy S II ...
02:07 pm EDT - Fri, August 12, 2011
Engadget Cirque's GlidePoint NFC trackpad makes online shopping even lazier (video)
We've seen NFC technology pop up in everything from smartphones to windshields, but a company called Cirque has now expanded it to desktops, as well, with its GlidePoint trackpad. Cirque's system is r...
01:42 pm EDT - Fri, August 12, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 European ban hearing to be held August 25th
No one was all that surprised when Samsung announced plans to fight the injunction granted by a German court that banned the sale of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Europe -- what is perhaps surprising, howeve...
01:22 pm EDT - Fri, August 12, 2011
Engadget Vection Field controls traffic at SIGGRAPH, fictional cities from the future (video)
So, let's set the stage. You're walking down a semi-busy street in a semi-foreign city. You're curiously hanging close to the middle of the sidewalk. You bust out your smartphone and figure out that y...
12:53 pm EDT - Fri, August 12, 2011
Engadget Quantum Phantom prototype lets you control your computer screen with a webcam (video)
A guy named Ben Wu sent us this video recently and it sort of blew our minds. Wu, an engineer and self-described dreamer, has spent the past year developing a program he calls Quantum Phantom -- an Ir...
12:29 pm EDT - Fri, August 12, 2011
Engadget Lenovo aims new ThinkPad Edge laptops and ThinkVision monitor at business weaklings
Lenovo's come to the aid of road-weary business users who want a second screen for their laptops but think a Spacebook is a little excessive. It's just released the 14-inch ThinkVision Mobile Monitor ...
12:00 pm EDT - Fri, August 12, 2011
Engadget Acer Iconia Tab A100 review
It's been nine months -- nine months! -- since Acer first announced it was getting into the tablet game, with a promise of both 7- and 10-inch slates. Well, the 10-inch Iconia Tab A500 has been on the...
11:58 am EDT - Fri, August 12, 2011
Engadget Jeff Bezos drops phone, has eureka moment, patents mini airbags
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos must have time on his hands and butter on his fingers. Why else would he have personally signed this patent application for a horrendously complicated "damage avoidance system...
11:20 am EDT - Fri, August 12, 2011
Engadget SteelSeries Sensei mouse points at the moon, we concentrate on its finger
It's been more than two years since SteelSeries unveiled its Xai and Kinzu gaming mice, but the peripheral maker has now returned with a brand new sword in hand -- the sleek and presumably sage Sensei...
10:38 am EDT - Fri, August 12, 2011
Engadget Sony Alpha A77 caught sunbathing on a beach, courtesy of mysterious YouTuber (video)
Look away now if you're desperate for a beach holiday, because the above video features a Sony camera chilling out in the sand, before some lucky fella picks it up for a quick snap of the calm sea. No...
10:29 am EDT - Fri, August 12, 2011
Engadget LG P220 ultraportable specs and shipping date revealed, still no price tag
We didn't have a great deal of info about this ultraportable when we went hands-on at Computex 2011, but we knew we liked its thin bezel and Air-like (though plastic) design. LG has now revealed the f...
09:40 am EDT - Fri, August 12, 2011
Engadget V-Moda remixes headphone lineup with Crossfade M-80 supra-aurals, yours for $230
V-Moda's been in a vampire swing recently, sinking its design teeth into some True Blood branded headphones. It's finally seen the light though -- one of its existing on-ear headphones, the V-80, has ...
08:59 am EDT - Fri, August 12, 2011
Engadget Wrist sensor turns the back of your hand into a meaty haptic interface (video)
We're all intimately familiar with the backs of our hands, so why not use them as a haptic interface to control our gadgets? That's the idea behind the device pictured above -- a nifty little wris...
08:04 am EDT - Fri, August 12, 2011
Engadget CompuLab introduces Trim Slice H mini Tegra 2 computer, keeps desks clear of PC clutter
If you were impressed by CompuLab's Trim Slice that was released a few months back, wait'll you get a load of the new model that's on its way. Available near the end of August, the new diminutive desk...
06:57 am EDT - Fri, August 12, 2011
Engadget Samsung's speedy 6Gbps SSDs shreds bits, blows minds
For most of us, the decision to move to flash-based storage has been one wrought with compromise: suffer through a year of ramen to afford a capacious SSD, or splurge on steak and settle for a cramped...
05:41 am EDT - Fri, August 12, 2011
Engadget Philips Sonicare DiamondClean USB toothbrush to stay fresh at your desk
For the modern dental enthusiast, we present to you the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean USB toothbrush -- because keeping your stank breath fresh at your computer is essential for early morning Skype ca...
04:38 am EDT - Fri, August 12, 2011
Engadget Panasonic GF3 reviewed: aging 12 MP sensor, good upgrade for current compact users
When the Lumix GF1 was released less than a year after Micro Four Thirds first made its debut, it made a huge splash for its size, image quality, and versatility. Problem is, Panasonic set the bar ver...
03:47 am EDT - Fri, August 12, 2011
Engadget SETI comes back from the financial dead, gets a check from Jodie Foster
Roswell devotees, dry those tears -- the search for alien overlords frenemies is back on. Four months after going into financial "hibernation," SETI's Allen Telescope Array has been temporarily resusc...
02:43 am EDT - Fri, August 12, 2011
Engadget Dell quietly kills Streak 5 while nobody's looking, mourns end-of-life status
The Dell Streak 5 has always been an outlier, and it's traveled a bumpy road ever since the unveiling when Dell insisted its smartphone was in fact a portable tablet. From the delayed launch in the US...
01:51 am EDT - Fri, August 12, 2011
Engadget DARPA's Maple leaf Remote Control drone takes first flight (video)
After five years behind locked doors, researchers at Lockheed Martin's Intelligent Robotics Laboratories in New Jersey have emerged with a working prototype of the "Samarai," a tiny DARPA-commissioned...
01:12 am EDT - Fri, August 12, 2011
Engadget iPad case helps you get into Bernie Madoff's pants
You know the old saying about not judging a man until you walk a mile in his shoes? Well, those who were quick to pass judgement on Bernie Madoff might want to try John Vaccaro's new iPad cases on...
12:37 am EDT - Fri, August 12, 2011
Engadget Zediva puts the brakes on its streaming service, soothes your fears with monkeys
Zediva fought the law and the law shut it down. The unique DVD rental service, sued by the MPAA and Hollywood studios for running afoul of licensing and distribution agreements, has temporarily closed...
12:12 am EDT - Fri, August 12, 2011
Engadget Audi's Urban Concept heads to IAA Frankfurt, tickles our EV sensibilities
The Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) Frankfurt looms on the horizon, meaning its time for another round of bodacious concept cars we want, but sadly can never have. We've already seen BMW's ...
11:48 pm EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR packs photo navigation, augmented reality in a 16 MP digicam
GPS, a 16 megapixel CMOS sensor, 15x optical zoom -- we've seen it all before. But a feature that displays places of interest on the camera's 3-inch LCD? Well, that sounds a bit like augmented rea...
11:25 pm EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget Android Ice Cream Sandwich pictures leak, leave us slightly cold
Well what do we have here? It looks like Ice Cream Sandwich might have escaped from Google's freezer a little early. Let's be clear here -- we're not 100 percent sure this is the next major versio...
11:12 pm EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget Archos Arnova 7b G2 makes its way through the FCC, we play the name game
We just saw Archos' Arnova 7 G2 make its debut in Hong Kong, and now a tablet carrying a strikingly similar appellative is popping up at the FCC. It might carry a familiar moniker, but the Arnova 7b G...
10:40 pm EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget iTableous is a white iPhone 4 fit for a giant (video)
If you like flying unicorns, you probably love giant flying unicorns, right? Well, the white iPhone 4 has officially gone from myth to reality, but it seems some folks are still chasing the dream ...
10:20 pm EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget UK Prime Minister exploring social media crackdown in wake of London riots (video)
As Londoners continue to pick up the rubble and carnage from this week's riots, UK Prime Minister David Cameron is exploring new ways to maintain order -- including, apparently, a government crackdown...
10:02 pm EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget Microsoft Surface-controlled robots to boldly go where rescuers have gone before (video)
Ready to get hands-on in the danger zone -- from afar? That's precisely what an enterprising team of University of Massachusetts Lowell researchers are working to achieve with a little Redmond-sup...
09:46 pm EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget Nokia N9 gets axed in Germany, global tour looks even more meager
Like slowly waking up from a sweet dream, the Nokia N9 is gradually slipping away from our conscious mind before it's even released. We knew Stephen Elop & Co. didn't have high interest in the one...
09:29 pm EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget Vuzix Wrap 1200 brings anaglyph 3D to the glasses for $500
3D glasses are nothing new -- we've been tossing on RealD specs at the theater for at least a couple of years. But in typical Vuzix fashion, the Wrap 1200 brings a pair of displays directly to the gla...
09:29 pm EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget Vuzix Wrap 1200 brings 3D to the glasses for $500
3D glasses are nothing new -- we've been tossing on RealD specs at the theater for at least a couple of years. But in typical Vuzix fashion, the Wrap 1200 brings a pair of displays directly to the gla...
09:14 pm EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget Virgin Galactic, XCOR land suborbital contracts with NASA
Have $200,000 to spare for a ticket to space? NASA does, apparently, a few times over. Following the retirement of its Space Shuttle program, the US agency just announced two-year contracts with s...
08:58 pm EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget FCC details plans to bring texting, photos and video to 911 service
The FCC started talking about its intention to allow for 911 texting (and even photos and videos) last year, and now Chairman Julius Genachowski is out with a detailed plan for a "next generation" 911...
08:50 pm EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Podcast, live at 5:00PM ET!
Tim is back and well rested, and Brian is getting over a nasty little head cold -- and not a moment too soon. This week we're joined Howard Stern Show executive producer and all-around tech head, Gary...
08:44 pm EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget Google brings games to Google+
It may not have been the best kept secret around, but Google's now made what's surely the biggest addition to Google+ in its short lifespan: games. Unlike a certain other social network, Google s...
08:37 pm EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget Apple pico projector patent application makes shared workspaces fun again
Really, there's nothing new in Apple's patent flirtation with the world of projection, but the latest application does take things to a whole new level, with pico projectors connected to the iPhone, i...
08:22 pm EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget Intel Ultrabooks get $300 million investment fund, prep for low-carb diet
Intel Capital has stumped up $300 million to "drive innovation" in the burgeoning Ultrabook market. The cash will go to projects that refine user interaction (hint: more touchscreens), reduce power co...
08:06 pm EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget Hitachi's 50-inch P50-GP08 3D TV could be its Japanese swan song
If the P50-GP08 is indeed Hitachi's last domestically produced TV, it would make for a pretty worthy finale. Unveiled today, this 3D TV features a 50-inch plasma screen capable of beaming images in fu...
07:51 pm EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget BMW's Ultimate Drive app lets you share your favorite routes, crowdsources day tripping
Are you driving to get somewhere, or are you driving to drive? That's the fundamental question behind BMW's Ultimate Drive -- a new app that allows iPhone and Android users to share and rate their...
07:25 pm EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget Surround Haptics could bring force feedback to vests, coasters and gaming (video)
Haptics and gaming have gone hand in hand for centuries it seems -- well before the Rumble Pak made itself an N64 staple, we vividly recall snapping up a vibration jumpsuit for our Sega Genesis. 'Cour...
07:00 pm EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Podcast, live at 5:00PM ET!
Tim is back and well rested, and Brian is getting over a nasty little head cold -- and not a moment too soon. This week we're joined Howard Stern Show executive producer and all-around tech head, Gary...
06:40 pm EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget Dell announces Vostro V131 with USB 3.0, Core i3 and i5 CPUs and a chiclet keyboard
There's a fine debate going on as we speak about Dell's back-to-school consumer laptops, but personally, we've always had a soft spot for Dell's small business-focused Vostro line. The outfit's just a...
06:00 pm EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget Samsung Gravity Smart review
In this age of ever-expanding screen real estate, dual-core processors, and 3D cameras, the push to pack more features into every smartphone seems an irresistible force. But this technological ratchet...
05:44 pm EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget Nokia still ahead of Apple in smartphone sales, according to Gartner
Whoa there, Apple, we know you're starting to feel pretty darn good about besting Nokia and Samsung for the title of world's largest smartphone manufacturer, but hold on for just one minute. Gartner h...
05:30 pm EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget Sony's Face-to-Avatar blimp soars through SIGGRAPH, melts the heart of Big Brother (video)
Telepresence, say hello to your future. Humans, say hello to the next generation of Chancellor Sutler. All jesting aside, there's no question that Big Brother came to mind when eying Sony Computer Sci...
05:21 pm EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget Sanjay Jha hints at Motorola's plans to collect patent royalties from Android competitors
If you haven't noticed, the mobile patent wars have been heating up lately, and Motorola hasn't exactly been sitting quietly on the sidelines. In the past year, the company's been in the courtroom wit...
05:10 pm EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget Apple's carrier ranking patent application hints at global iPhone
Apple may be hard at work creating the one phone to rule them all (around the world), if this latest patent application is any indication. The filing, first submitted in April of last year, describes ...
04:50 pm EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget FTC reportedly focusing on Android, search placement in Google probe
We've known since late June that Google has found itself the target of an FTC probe, but until now we haven't had any indication about exactly what the FTC was probing. According to a report from The ...
04:29 pm EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget Beats Electronics' Jimmy Iovine: "we have got to get to the phone"
The HTC teleconference announcing its $300 million partnership with Beats Electronics just wrapped, and we were able to grab a few tidbits that weren't so clearly evident in last night's press release...
04:29 pm EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget Beats Electronics' Jimmy Iovine: 'we have got to get to the phone'
The HTC teleconference announcing its $300 million partnership with Beats Electronics just wrapped, and we were able to grab a few tidbits that weren't so clearly evident in last night's press release...
04:00 pm EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget Mad Catz Cyborg Rat Albino first hands-on
Mad Catz' aggressively named "Rat" mouse line already looks like an exploding space ship of awesome in the form of a humble human interface device, but why not give it a hint more futuristic edge?...
03:40 pm EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget Researchers use children's toy to exploit security hole in feds' radios, eavesdrop on conversations
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have discovered a potentially major security flaw in the radios used by federal agents, as part of a new study that's sure to raise some eyebrows within...
03:20 pm EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy app coming to the iPad, Don't Panic decal not included
Canadian indie developer Hothead Games is producing a Hitchhikers Guide app, aiming to replicate the titular guide itself (rather than the novels). When it arrives this fall, we can expect beautifully...
02:53 pm EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget NL ruling on Apple vs. Samsung dispute due on 915, courtroom antics catalogued
Apple has succeeded in getting the Galaxy Tab 10.1 blocked from import into most of Europe -- but not the Netherlands. Today the initial proceedings in the legal dispute between the two companies ther...
02:20 pm EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget Pandora connects to Sony's in-dash receivers, adds iOS, Android and BlackBerry support
Just two short years after announcing its plans for in-car music streaming, Pandora has finally begun to trickle its way into in-dash receivers. The digital music service can now be accessed through f...
01:56 pm EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget Dell intros slimmed-down Inspiron 13z and 14z laptops with aluminum lids, USB 3.0
Can you blame Dell for deciding its laptops needed a makeover? After suffering some serious market share losses and earning a reputation for bland designs and questionable customer service, we can...
01:20 pm EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget Walmart, Target jump the gun on Nintendo 3DS price drops
Can't wait for August 12th for Nintendo's 3DS price drop to take effect? Good news, neither could two giant retailers, apparently. Walmart reportedly got the ball rolling yesterday, cutting the as...
12:55 pm EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget MoleBot interactive gaming table hooks up with Kinect, puts Milton Bradley on watch (video)
Looking to spruce up that nondescript living room table? So are a smattering of folks from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. At this week's SIGGRAPH E-tech event, a team from...
12:30 pm EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget DARPA's Falcon HTV-2 hypersonic aircraft launches today, does New York to LA in 12 minutes
All eyes are on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California today, where DARPA's Falcon HTV-2 unmanned aircraft is scheduled to launch into space at hypersonic speeds, as part of a critical test flight. M...
12:30 pm EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget DARPA's Falcon HTV-2 hypersonic aircraft launches today, does New York to LA in 12 minutes (update: lost in flight)
All eyes are on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California today, where DARPA's Falcon HTV-2 unmanned aircraft is scheduled to launch into space at hypersonic speeds, as part of a critical test flight. M...
12:05 pm EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget InteractiveTop brings tabletop gaming to SIGGRAPH, doubles as Inception token (video)
MoleTop a little too passive for you? Fret not, as a team from The University of Electro-Communications popped by this year's installment of SIGGRAPH in order to showcase something entirely more v...
11:40 am EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget Minesweeper, Sudoku now available for Windows Phone users, procrastinators
Got a Windows Phone 7 and an addictive personality? Well then today's your lucky day, as the Xbox Live versions of both Minesweeper and Sudoku have now landed in the US Marketplace. With these new...
11:13 am EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget Visualized: Objet's 3D printer breathes plastic life into Hollywood creatures, layer by layer
It ain't easy being plastic, you know? Objet -- the 3D printing house that aimed to replace your office's all-in-one Epson back in July -- brought a few of its snazziest pieces here to SIGGRAPH, a...
10:46 am EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget HTC Mazaa's awarded in dev contest, winners promptly splay (and auction) them to world
What would you do if you'd won an unannounced smartphone that sported Windows Phone Mango? Naturally, we hope you'd first send us the dirt, but what if you were a college student and knew the week...
10:11 am EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget Dell's Latitude XT3 goes up for pre-order, swivels your way September 22nd
Are you a fancy suit, known to occasionally dabble in the fine art of scribbling? Have a seat bud, because Dell's gone and put up a pre-order page for the touchscreen convertible that you've been ...
09:36 am EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget Sharp's energy-efficient LED ceiling lights are hip to be square
If you live in Japan and are looking to lower your household electricity bill, you might have to empty your bank account first. Sharp recently introduced its new line of ELM-branded LED ceiling lights...
09:04 am EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget Ford teams with SunPower, offers EV owners $10,000 solar charging system
We might not know how much Ford's expecting for the Focus Electric, but it's already put a hefty $10,000 price tag on one of its accessories. The company announced today that it has teamed with SunPow...
08:37 am EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget 3D glasses vending machine lets you be fashionable in the dark
There are certain things worth paying to upgrade: earbuds, perhaps, and maybe even Spotify. But when it comes to buying fancy 3D glasses for the sole purpose of looking cool in a pitch-black theater -...
08:01 am EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget Archos' Arnova 7 G2 and 10 G2 tablets launch in Hong Kong, taste like Gingerbread
It looks like Archos' summer of the sequels is just heating up. Less than a week ago, we spied the outfit's 8-incher at the FCC, and now our brethren at Engadget Chinese are offering up a hands-on wit...
07:55 am EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget Willow Garage slashes price, arm with PR2 SE robot
Looking to build your own Bakebot using Willow Garage's PR2 robot development platform but can't quite scrape together the necessary $400k? Then we've got some good news for you. The company's now...
07:29 am EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget OnLive crosses the pond, lands in the UK September 22nd
OnLive's done pretty well here in the States, and we knew it would eventually venture across the ocean to merry old England. But, we didn't know exactly when it would bring its streaming services, Mi...
07:08 am EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget Blackberry Bold 9900 spotted in the British wilderness, bang on schedule
A tipster just spotted the Bold 9900 at a Carphone Warehouse in the UK, days before operators there and in the US expect to launch the device on August 16th. We can't be sure if it's actually for sale...
06:34 am EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile to begin charging overage on its 200MB plans on August 14th?
Say it isn't so! T-Mobile, flooded by larger-than-expected demand on data, may be just a matter of days away from making a polarizing change to its 200MB internet plans. As the feature currently stand...
06:01 am EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget LG, Sony drop patent infringement lawsuits, strike cross-licensing agreement
The testy patent battle between LG and Sony has finally come to an end, now that the companies have decided to lay down their arms and call a truce. In a statement issued today, an LG spokeswoman decl...
05:28 am EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget Revved up USB 3.0 carries 10 times the power of Thunderbolt
Wow. Those rockstars at the USB 3.0 promoter group haven't taken the threat of Thunderbolt lying down. They've been working long into the night (we imagine) screaming "More Power!" and "Liiiiive, damn...
05:03 am EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget Photovoltaic polarizers could make self-charging smartphone dreams come true
There's nothing worse than losing the charge on your iPhone at the company picnic. But fear not, you won't be stranded Twitter-less next to the potato salad if UCLA's new energy recycling LCD technolo...
04:31 am EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget Samsung i927 clears the FCC hurdle, AT&T-bound at last?
Yeah, the Samsung i927 definitely exists -- and the FCC's flaunting the docs to prove it. That doesn't mean we're allowed to know all its deep, dark secrets yet; sadly, the Galaxy S II-esque device do...
04:02 am EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget NYPD creates social networking unit to pick perps, not poke them
You've heard of the Special Victims Unit, but what about the Social Networking Unit? The time has come for criminals dumb enough to boast about their exploits on Facebook and Twitter to pay the pr...
03:24 am EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget HTC to buy a chunk of Beats Electronics, keep Dr. Dre in a lab with a pen and a pad
HTC's been making money hand over fist lately, and it looks like all that cash is burning a hole in its pocket. First, the Taiwanese company bought cloud services firm Dashwire and now it's looking to...
03:13 am EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget Kinect Arduino hack makes stuffed monkey dance for your amusement
Just when you thought that people had squeezed the last drop of creativity out of Microsoft's Kinect, something like this comes along. It's a stuffed monkey with a robotic skeleton that can mimic the ...
02:47 am EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget Watch out Farmville, Kno's bringing Textbooks to Facebook
Now this is clever. Adorable education / tech company Kno may not have had the best start in life, what with its large (and largely unsuccessful) dual-screen tablet and the subsequent sell-off of its ...
02:16 am EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget Nokia's Chris Weber promises US-centric push for Windows Phone 7 devices
Nokia's US prexy Chris Weber's been making the media rounds lately, talking up the company's Windows Phone near-future and offering a peek at the marketing blitz to come. In an interview with VentureB...
01:46 am EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget Researchers demo 3D face scanning breakthroughs at SIGGRAPH, Kinect crowd squarely targeted
Lookin' to get your Grown Nerd on? Look no further. We just sat through 1.5 hours of high-brow technobabble here at SIGGRAPH 2011, where a gaggle of gurus with IQs far, far higher than ours explai...
01:22 am EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget LetterBomb does game-free Wii hacking for System Menu 4.3
The myth of the unhackable Wii has long since been put to rest, but that hasn't stopped intrepid homebrew enthusiasts from coming up with new exploits. Case in point: LetterBomb. This particular Wii h...
12:48 am EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget GameFly to launch 'Unlimited PC Play' download service, offer less incentive to leave the house
GameFly hasn't wasted any time jumping into the digital download waters after acquiring IGN's Direct2Drive platform a little over two months ago. Set to launch September 8th in beta form, its new "Unl...
12:17 am EDT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Engadget Verizon opens Application Innovation Center in San Francisco, we go eyes-on (video)
Verizon's made good on its promise to open an Application Innovation Center in San Francisco, and kindly invited us down to have a gander. It's much like its sister facility in Boston, except it esch...
11:21 pm EDT - Wed, August 10, 2011
Engadget Sifteo Cubes up for pre-order tonight, gaming gets tangibly-cute this September
Want a game for the tabletop with on-screen pop, and a sprinkle of adorable? Sifteo is officially set to get your gears going when its interactive Cubes, up for pre-order by the end of today, ship...
10:50 pm EDT - Wed, August 10, 2011
Engadget PocoPoco musical interface box makes solenoids fun, gives Tenori-On pause (video)
Think SIGGRAPH's all about far-out design concepts? Think again. A crew from the Tokyo Metropolitan University IDEEA Lab was on hand here at the show's experimental wing showcasing a new "musical ...
10:13 pm EDT - Wed, August 10, 2011
Engadget Sony WhiteMagic LCD promises magic formula of better brightness, lower power
How do you make a brighter LCD without murdering battery life? Simple. Add a white pixel to each RGB trio, creating an RGBW panel that pumps out more nits without recourse to the backlight. We've ...
09:44 pm EDT - Wed, August 10, 2011
Engadget Cablevision and Viacom settle lawsuit over live TV on iPad
Well, that was anticlimactic. Viacom quickly sued Cablevision after the Optimum for iPad (now on iPhone and iPod Touch) app launched and allowed cable customers to stream the entire channel lineup on ...
09:21 pm EDT - Wed, August 10, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson enlists hippies to unleash the flower power of the Xperia Arc
Is the AMOLED screen of Sony Ericsson's Xperia Arc really bright enough to make a flower bloom? Not something we considered while reviewing SE's flagship, yet the company's gone and answered that ...
08:54 pm EDT - Wed, August 10, 2011
Engadget Clearwire: Erik Prusch to take over as CEO
Precisely five months since the last time Clearwire had a permanent CEO in place, a new boss has been selected to take the place of Bill Morrow. Being promoted to the position is Erik Prusch, the comp...
08:32 pm EDT - Wed, August 10, 2011
Engadget Kyocera Echo resumes rollout of Gingerbread, without the bricking
It goes without saying that updates are intended to improve our phones' user experience, but the Gingerbread refresh on the Kyocera Echo had exactly the opposite effect. After a small but significant ...
08:09 pm EDT - Wed, August 10, 2011
Engadget Hulu goes international, will launch in Japan later this year
Rumors of international expansion seem to follow every streaming media company and Hulu has finally revealed plans to launch in Japan later this year. There's not many details, but it appears the free...
07:48 pm EDT - Wed, August 10, 2011
Engadget HP TouchPad 4G hits FCC on the way to AT&T
There's a lot to be said for timing. Earlier today, HP quietly rolled a permanent price drop on the first generation TouchPad, and now it seems that the 4G version of the webOS slate has paid a visit ...
07:26 pm EDT - Wed, August 10, 2011
Engadget Acer Iconia Smart arrives in September, doesn't apologize for being late
Five months is a very long time to wait for the large-handed smartphone addict, but finally there is some good news, everybody! We previewed Acer's massive 4.8-inch phone / tablet hybrid back in Febru...
07:01 pm EDT - Wed, August 10, 2011
Engadget PS3 firmware update v3.70 adds auto-save cloud storage for subscribers, updates XMB and 3D support
As if saving your PS3 games to the cloud wasn't convenient enough, Sony's gone and automated the process for PlayStation Plus subscribers. The v3.70 software update offers an automatic sync option for...
06:38 pm EDT - Wed, August 10, 2011
Engadget HP TouchPad price drop goes permanent?
Pricing has long been one of our biggest concerns with HP's webOS-tastic TouchPad. So, when the company offered up a $100 discount on the slate, things certainly seemed headed in the right direction. ...
06:38 pm EDT - Wed, August 10, 2011
Engadget HP TouchPad price drop goes permanent (update: confirmed)
Pricing has long been one of our biggest concerns with HP's webOS-tastic TouchPad. So, when the company offered up a $100 discount on the slate, things certainly seemed headed in the right direction. ...
06:00 pm EDT - Wed, August 10, 2011
Engadget Sony VAIO SB Series review
We hate to break it to you, dear readers, but we're in the throes of back to school season. In a few short weeks, lots of wide-eyed freshmen will be setting up their dorm rooms and begging off name ga...
05:41 pm EDT - Wed, August 10, 2011
Engadget Visualized: 3D3 Solutions scans our face in two seconds flat
See that bloke? That's Darren Murph. Well, a digital representation of the human version, anyway. That image was captured in two painless seconds at the hands of 3D3 Solutions, which was on-hand h...
05:20 pm EDT - Wed, August 10, 2011
Engadget AT&T: no LTE smartphone until late 2011
Not exactly a huge surprise here considering that the carrier is still just getting its LTE network off the ground, but AT&T has now confirmed that it won't be offering any LTE-capable smartphones...
05:00 pm EDT - Wed, August 10, 2011
Engadget Logitech trots out another keyboard case, this time for the Galaxy Tab 10.1
You might have noticed that accessory makers have a habit of churning out stuff for iDevices first and everything else second. Specifically, though, we're noticing that in the world of tablets, the Ga...
04:29 pm EDT - Wed, August 10, 2011
Engadget Meizu MX now aiming for end-of-September launch, coming in dual-core and quad-core flavors
We weren't expecting to hear anything about the Meizu MX so soon, but as always, CEO Jack Wong loves surprises. Earlier today, our main man quietly mentioned on his forum that his upcoming 4-inch Andr...
04:29 pm EDT - Wed, August 10, 2011
Engadget Meizu MX now aiming for end-of-September release, coming in dual-core and quad-core flavors
We weren't expecting to hear anything about the Meizu MX so soon, but as always, CEO Jack Wong loves surprises. Earlier today, our main man quietly mentioned on his forum that his upcoming 4-inch Andr...
04:00 pm EDT - Wed, August 10, 2011
Engadget Engadget's back to school guide 2011: televisions
Welcome to Engadget's Back to School guide! We know that this time of year can be pretty annoying and stressful for everyone, so we're here to help out with the heartbreaking process of gadget buying ...
03:31 pm EDT - Wed, August 10, 2011
Engadget Apple's Samsung complaint reveals it's also suing Motorola over the Xoom
Yes, we've now reached the point in the ongoing Apple v. Samsung brouhaha where we're having lawsuits revealed within lawsuits. As spotted by FOSS Patents' Florian Mueller, Apple's recent complaint ag...
03:02 pm EDT - Wed, August 10, 2011
Engadget TabCo answers your tablet questions with more questions
How to differentiate your tablet in an already severely overcrowded marketplace? Well, you could simply launch the best device out there -- or you could embark on a mystery campaign, answering a c...
02:37 pm EDT - Wed, August 10, 2011
Engadget Organic Motion's OpenStage motion capture system grabs 200FPS, no backdrop required (video)
At just under $40,000 for an eight camera setup, we're hardly in hobbyist territory here, but Organic Motion's new OpenStage 2.0 motion capture system could certainly make do in the average basement. ...
02:13 pm EDT - Wed, August 10, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy XCover gets uncovered in Germany, dares us to drop it in mud
The Samsung Galaxy lineup has become so diverse that nearly every demographic has at least one selection to choose from, with one clear exception: we haven't seen a rugged version. Samsung's hoping to...
02:13 pm EDT - Wed, August 10, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy XCover gets uncovered in Germany, dares us to drop it in mud (update)
The Samsung Galaxy lineup has become so diverse that nearly every demographic has at least one selection to choose from, with one clear exception: we haven't seen a rugged version. Samsung's hoping to...
01:47 pm EDT - Wed, August 10, 2011
Engadget HDI 3D to ship new line of 3D projectors next year, we mortgage our homes
We were pretty impressed when we got the chance to gaze at HDI 3D's silky smooth, 43-inch 3D LCD last year, which is why our eyes widened when the company announced that it's begun producing a new lin...
01:21 pm EDT - Wed, August 10, 2011
Engadget Nintendo to release Flame Red 3DS console next month, sunglasses not included
Better dust off your finest pair of shades, because this Flame Red Nintendo 3DS is on its way to the States. The console, which launched earlier this summer in Japan as the Red Flare, will hit stores ...
01:00 pm EDT - Wed, August 10, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy R officially announced for Europe and Asia, nobody surprised
That Samsung Galaxy R we've heard about? Yep, it's real. Not that it's much of a surprise to us, considering we've seen leaked press renders and even a four-minute video about the device, but Sams...
01:00 pm EDT - Wed, August 10, 2011
Engadget Panasonic outs Toughbook S10 with Sandy Bridge, USB 3.0, and 12.5-hour battery life
If you were Panasonic and had already whittled a 12-inch laptop down to three pounds while keeping the optical drive in tact, what would your next move be? If you guessed make it manilla envelope-...
12:36 pm EDT - Wed, August 10, 2011
Engadget Runco announces LightStyle LS-1 DLP projector, shines 1080p on your wall for $4,000
Runco is known for some seriously high-end projectors and this is its first foray beneath the $4,000 mark in order to reach a "previously untapped" market. The company is wrong if it thinks we don't a...
12:10 pm EDT - Wed, August 10, 2011
Engadget Robot skin captures super detailed 3D surface images
Remember those awesome pin art toys where you could press your hand (or face) into the pins to leaving a lasting impression? Researchers at MIT have taken the idea one (or two) steps further with ...
11:11 am EDT - Wed, August 10, 2011
Engadget Australia's first mobile network celebrates 30th birthday with a quiet night in
Why is this phone staring at the ground in dismay? Because it can't believe that it's been 30 years since it made history. On this day three decades ago, this 14 kilogram beast was used to place t...
10:48 am EDT - Wed, August 10, 2011
Engadget SandForce demos 24nm flash from Toshiba, cheaper SSDs on the horizon
SandForce, the company behind the companies that make some of the best SSDs on the market, is at it again -- this time demoing 24nm NAND flash from Toshiba at the Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, C...
09:55 am EDT - Wed, August 10, 2011
Engadget Unreleased Sony Alpha A77 already nominated for Good Design Award, reveals several new features
Sony may have yet to officially announce its upcoming Alpha A77 camera, but thanks to a nomination page ahead of this month's Good Design Expo, we can finally get a glimpse of what this imager will pa...
09:36 am EDT - Wed, August 10, 2011
Engadget New Nokia WP7 handsets either leaked or faked, it's hard to tell (video)
This is a tricky one. You're looking at a grab from a slightly shaky video that was emailed to Jay Montano and MyNokiaBlog. The tipster claimed to be a Microsoft insider, but used a .ovi email address...
09:17 am EDT - Wed, August 10, 2011
Engadget Amazon releases web-based Kindle Cloud Reader app, optimized for iPads
Amazon may have changed its Kindle iOS app to comply with Apple's revised in-app subscription policy, but the retailer has now come out with its own, web-based alternative, known as the Kindle Cloud R...
08:19 am EDT - Wed, August 10, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile myTouch 4G designer Donn Koh unveils the process, how he brings the heat
Have you ever wanted a look inside the mind of a mobile handset designer? Of course you do, and so do we, for that matter. Donn Koh, lead designer of smartphones like Sprint's Evo 4G and T-Mobile'...
07:24 am EDT - Wed, August 10, 2011
Engadget SATA-IO outs new SATA Express and Embedded SSD standards, acronyms abound
It's a big day for SATA-IO, as the organization has just announced not one, but two new SATA standards. The first of these, the SATA Express specification, gets the latter half of its name from the 'e...
06:46 am EDT - Wed, August 10, 2011
Engadget Vudu starts streaming movies to the iPad, chooses the web app route
Now that Vudu has started streaming movies to PCs over the web, we're not surprised that starting today, it's moving to the iPad as well but what is surprising is the decision to stream over the web a...
06:16 am EDT - Wed, August 10, 2011
Engadget Walmart to shutter its online music store, somewhere Steve Jobs is smiling
It seems like only yesterday that Walmart was doing its best to beat Apple at the digital music game by delivering us DRM-free digital music. Alas, the inexorable might of iTunes has, at last, become ...
05:21 am EDT - Wed, August 10, 2011
Engadget Lenovo's ThinkCentre M71z business desktop keeps your productivity up for $599
Ready to revamp your company's computer systems once the summer's heat is a mere memory? Come this October, Lenovo's letting loose its 20-inch ThinkCentre M71z all-in-one desktop, priced starting ...
04:32 am EDT - Wed, August 10, 2011
Engadget Apple puts PCs on free recycling party list, opens doors to iPads, iPhones
After being forced to pay off the door man to get into Apple's electronics recycling party for years now, PCs are finally getting in for free -- VIP style. Apple has revised its Reuse and Recycling Pr...
03:41 am EDT - Wed, August 10, 2011
Engadget Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha talks Ice Cream Sandwich, future tablets in Oppenheimer keynote
You live, you learn -- or so Alanis and Sanjay Jha would have us believe. The Motorola CEO delivered a keynote speech early Tuesday morning at the Oppenheimer Annual Technology and Communications Conf...
03:03 am EDT - Wed, August 10, 2011
Engadget Windows Phone 'Tango' may be Mango's successor, geared toward less-expensive handsets
Windows Phone's Mango update was released to manufacturers for testing two weeks ago, and you know what that means -- it's time to speculate on what's lined up after the still-unreleased refresh. Mary...
02:22 am EDT - Wed, August 10, 2011
Engadget IBM and Portland team up to see into city's future
Is it possible to see into a city's future? Perhaps, if you're backed by a company like IBM. The computing giant has teamed up with Portland, Oregon for its Systems Dynamics for Smarter Cities pro...
01:40 am EDT - Wed, August 10, 2011
Engadget Scosche myTrek sends workout vitals to your iPhone, starts shipping now for $130 (video)
With a variety of portable power accessories, most Scosche products are designed to keep gadgets up and running, not to get our own blood flowing. The company's new Bluetooth myTrek pulse monitor pair...
01:07 am EDT - Wed, August 10, 2011
Engadget Nintendo opens 5,000 free WiFi hotspots across the pond, connects your 3DS to The Cloud
Still fuming over that 3DS price drop despite the Big N's conciliatory make-goods? If you happen to be a resident gamer in the UK, tack some 5,000 free WiFi hotspots onto the company's apology. Ac...
12:31 am EDT - Wed, August 10, 2011
Engadget Microsoft's designing women want to dress you up in wearable tech love (video)
Microsoft's no slouch when it comes to market expansion, with personal computing, mobile and even gaming under its Redmond wing -- but fashion? Well, it's time for pigs to fly because two of MS' v...
12:06 am EDT - Wed, August 10, 2011
Engadget Perceptive Pixel shows world's largest projected capacitive display at SIGGRAPH, we go hands-on (video)
Perceptive Pixel wasn't kidding around when it launched the planet's biggest projected capacitive display here at SIGGRAPH -- all 82 inches of it were here on display, and naturally, we stopped by to ...
11:28 pm EDT - Tue, August 9, 2011
Engadget Netflix Watch Instantly streaming now works on ChromeOS, when it's working
It didn't make launch as was originally promised, but today the Netflix Twitter account officially announced streaming access is operational on Chromebooks (when it's not suffering an outage, like it ...
11:07 pm EDT - Tue, August 9, 2011
Engadget Big box earbuds put to a blind 'taste' test in the Engadget Labs
Hello, and welcome to yet another installment of Engadget Laboratories. This time around we're taking a pseudo scientific look at sub-$100 earbuds. We've all been caught out, headphoneless, and desper...
10:25 pm EDT - Tue, August 9, 2011
Engadget Near Times Square? Come see Engadget on a really big screen
If you're on the island of Manhattan and are anywhere near Times Square, check out this lovely display of lights. For the next half-hour or so you'll be able to check out Engadget on one heck of a big...
09:50 pm EDT - Tue, August 9, 2011
Engadget NVIDIA, Fusion-io and HP drive a dozen 1080p streams on four displays at SIGGRAPH (video)
A dozen uncompressed 1080p video feeds, simultaneously running off a single workstation. Yep, you're looking at it. NVIDIA's showcase piece here at SIGGRAPH was undoubtedly this wall -- a monster that...
09:37 pm EDT - Tue, August 9, 2011
Engadget Amazon snatches up Kindle related domains, Kindle Air rumors start circulating
Honestly, we're not sure what to make of all the rumors and leaks surrounding Amazon recently. It's safe to assume the company is working on a tablet, and we're long overdue for an update to E-Ink Kin...
09:05 pm EDT - Tue, August 9, 2011
Engadget Bluelounge MiniDock for iOS cuts the cord, declutters your life
Forget about that Klimt print and your torn John Belushi Animal House poster, if you've got a few of those Jony Ive-crafted iSlabs lying around, you should flaunt'em -- according to the designers at B...
08:35 pm EDT - Tue, August 9, 2011
Engadget Xperia Play spins original PlayStation One ISOs via emulator hack
Android developer Yifan Lu has reverse engineered the Xperia Play's native PlayStation emulator to make it run ripped PSX ISOs. That means you're no longer limited to Crash Bandicoot or the handful of...
07:53 pm EDT - Tue, August 9, 2011
Engadget Facebook introduces separate Messenger app for iPhone and Android
It's not clear if its recently acquired group messaging firm, Beluga, had anything to do with it or not, but Facebook has branched out further into the increasingly crowded messaging space today with ...
07:47 pm EDT - Tue, August 9, 2011
Engadget Plug-in Prius pulling into American driveways in February or March of 2012
Good new PHV fans, the plug-in Prius you've been promised should start pulling into American driveways in February or March of 2012 -- at least according to a startup date chart at Donlen. The fleet m...
07:23 pm EDT - Tue, August 9, 2011
Engadget Sixaxis Controller Android app makes firing off hadoukens easy as pie (video)
N900 owners have been able to press their Sixaxis controllers into service on their handsets for quite sometime, but Android tablets have been stubbornly stuck to a USB tether. That is, until now. Dan...
06:48 pm EDT - Tue, August 9, 2011
Engadget Microsoft's KinectFusion research project offers real-time 3D reconstruction, wild AR possibilities
It's a little shocking to think about the impact that Microsoft's Kinect camera has had on the gaming industry at large, let alone the 3D modeling industry. Here at SIGGRAPH 2011, we attended a Kinect...
06:22 pm EDT - Tue, August 9, 2011
Engadget Nokia to retire Symbian in North America, going all-in on Windows Phone
We know that Symbian isn't dying any time soon, but here in the US of A the little OS that couldn't quite captivate our picky buyers will soon be mighty hard to find. Speaking with All Things D, Chris...
05:52 pm EDT - Tue, August 9, 2011
Engadget Tokyoflash's Kisai 3D Unlimited watch turns time into a colorful ice cube (video)
The folks over at Tokyoflash tend to come up with some pretty inscrutable watches, but their latest creation, the Kisai 3D Unlimited, looks refreshingly... simple. Its cube-like, "3D" time display may...
05:29 pm EDT - Tue, August 9, 2011
Engadget Microbots do heavy-lifting, self-repair, dance aquatic ballet (video)
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory are talking up a type of millimeter-sized microbots that can swim and use their "jaws" to move around objects multiple times their ...
05:08 pm EDT - Tue, August 9, 2011
Engadget German Apple suit ruling blocks Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 sale in Europe
The plot thickens yet again in the seemingly endless patent war between Apple and Samsung. A new ruling by a regional court in Dusseldorf, Germany has granted Cupertino a preliminary injunction, block...
04:45 pm EDT - Tue, August 9, 2011
Engadget IBM and NCSA end their Blue Waters affair, go back to just being supercomputing friends
It seems that IBM and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois have hit a snag in their once fruitful relationship. After nearly four years of partnering for t...
04:00 pm EDT - Tue, August 9, 2011
Engadget Westone lab tour: how in-ear monitors are made, from impressions to impressing (video)
You probably don't think "top-tier audio" when you ponder the wonders of Colorado Springs, but sure enough, one of music's best kept secrets is headquartered there, camped out slyly in quite the nonde...
03:37 pm EDT - Tue, August 9, 2011
Engadget FCC halts AT&T's acquisition of Qualcomm spectrum, bundles it with T-Mobile merger review
AT&T's LTE spectrum acquisitions just hit a minor bump in the federal road. In a recently released FCC statement, Wireless Bureau chief Rick Kaplan announced the decision to stop the 180 day revie...
03:17 pm EDT - Tue, August 9, 2011
Engadget Panasonic's DY-PS10 Pocket Server streams music to your iPhone, fits in your pocket as advertised
How to get all of the entertainment content you want onto your iPhone? If you live in Japan, have a free pocket, and don't mind shelling out the ¥14,800 ($191), Panasonic's Pocket Server DY-PS...
02:52 pm EDT - Tue, August 9, 2011
Engadget Cablevision's Optimum app hits 2.0, brings cable TV streaming to iPhone, iPod Touch
Cablevision took a major step into the future back in April when it opened up its full channel lineup for viewing on the tablet with Optimum for iPad, and now it's bringing that experience to other iO...
02:30 pm EDT - Tue, August 9, 2011
Engadget Nokia: the N9 isn't coming to America
If you've been eagerly awaiting September 23rd so you can grab your very own Nokia N9 in America, the company's first (and last) MeeGo smartphone may not be shipping in your region after all. We've be...
02:09 pm EDT - Tue, August 9, 2011
Engadget ASUS Eee Pad Transformer stand and adapters surface on Amazon Germany
We feel like if you're going to buy an Eee Pad Transformer, you may as well spring for the $150 docking station -- you know, the thing that makes the tablet so noteworthy. And we don't need to remind ...
01:47 pm EDT - Tue, August 9, 2011
Engadget Delkin's CF cards handle all weathers, so quit yo' jibber jabber
Delkin sneers at wimps who sit around all day debating whether it's worse to be too hot or too cold. Its new 32GB and 64GB rugged CompactFlash cards relish both extremes, with a claimed operating temp...
01:22 pm EDT - Tue, August 9, 2011
Engadget iOS 5 beta 5 finally gets its jailbreak, rides home in a gangster limo
Numero cinque took a lot longer to crack than the previous betas. Are the Dev-Team guys beginning to struggle, or are they just out enjoying the sunshine? Either way, it's still tethered-only and ...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, August 9, 2011
Engadget Boxee launches iPad app, new Box update, media server and bookmarklet today
The long awaited Boxee for iPad app is finally ready to launch, and coming with it is a fresh update for the Boxee Box, plus new Media Manager software for your PC or Mac to make streaming locally sto...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, August 9, 2011
Engadget Perceptive Pixel unveils an 82-inch multi-touch LCD, TV news anchors overcome by giddy hands
Perceptive Pixel has been no stranger to massive multi-touch screens ever since it got over being so Frustrated. At this year's SIGGRAPH the company is showing off a whopping 82-inch projected capacit...
12:22 pm EDT - Tue, August 9, 2011
Engadget Spotify reported to have 175,000 paid-up Americans, valued at $1.1 beeellion
Seems like America's doors are still wide open to new musical immigrants, because Spotify's stateside foray has just boosted its overall valuation to $1.1 billion. That's based on its two most recent ...
11:57 am EDT - Tue, August 9, 2011
Engadget Microsoft Touch Mouse to take center stage at UIST Student Innovation Contest
It's August, and that can only mean three things: vacations, back to school shopping, and another UIST Student Innovation Contest. Taking center stage this year is Microsoft's Touch Mouse -- a multito...
11:29 am EDT - Tue, August 9, 2011
Engadget Acer's Aspire 3951 leaks with MacBook Air-like specs, available in October?
It looks like Acer may be dropping down to the lightweight laptop division, now that images of its so-called Aspire 3951 have leaked out of Vietnam. An ostensible rival to the recently refreshed MacBo...
10:50 am EDT - Tue, August 9, 2011
Engadget AMD intros Radeon-branded RAM, gives gamers that coordinated component look
Have an inexplicable lust for all things AMD? Better sit down for this one folks, as your favorite chip company is back, this time peddling Radeon-branded RAM in exchange for your hard earned doug...
10:00 am EDT - Tue, August 9, 2011
Engadget NASA finds DNA components in meteorites, says they originated in space (video)
So, this is kinda wild: scientists at NASA have uncovered new evidence that DNA components found in meteorites can originate in space, lending new credence to the theory that life on Earth may have ar...
09:18 am EDT - Tue, August 9, 2011
Engadget Barnes & Noble offers back to school Nook deal, adds more to your reading list
Thinking about getting an e-reader before you head back to school this fall? Barnes & Noble surely hopes so, and to sweeten the deal it's offering 12 free classics along with study guides and ...
08:45 am EDT - Tue, August 9, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S II LTE phone surfaces in Korea, codenamed Celox?
There's a new Samsung Galaxy S II rumor circulating the web today -- this time, it's emanating from South Korea, where specs and images of an LTE smartphone, reportedly codenamed "Celox," have just su...
08:04 am EDT - Tue, August 9, 2011
Engadget Ben Heck splits and condenses a pair of Xbox 360 controllers for the disabled
That crafty Ben Heck is always up to something, like whipping up an Xbox 360 disk changer for the laziest of gamers. But, on the latest episode of his hacking and modding show, Mr. Heck is back to hel...
07:11 am EDT - Tue, August 9, 2011
Engadget CERN lets us play with the Large Hadron Collider in the cloud
"You break it, you bought it," came to mind when researchers at the Centre for European Nuclear Research (CERN) announced the [email protected] 2.0, giving us regular Joes access to the Large Hadron Collider. ...
07:11 am EDT - Tue, August 9, 2011
Engadget CERN's [email protected] 2.0 project simulates a Large Hadron Collider in the cloud
"You break it, you bought it," came to mind when researchers at the Centre for European Nuclear Research (CERN) announced the [email protected] 2.0 project, giving us regular Joes access to the Large Hadron Co...
06:13 am EDT - Tue, August 9, 2011
Engadget Light Blue Optics touch interface pico projector passes through the FCC
Last time we saw Light Blue Optics' Light Touch, it was deep in the bowels of CES, where we got to play with its touch-sensitive projections. Well, the little laser pico projector has finally made its...
05:08 am EDT - Tue, August 9, 2011
Engadget Elektrobit's Specialized Device Platform tailors Android devices for security-minded markets, won't hem pants
The defense industry may already have its share of deadly high-tech toys, but when it comes to the latest in mobile, it's often left to watch from the highly-secured sidelines. Enter Elektrobit Corpor...
04:07 am EDT - Tue, August 9, 2011
Engadget Leakster names Sprint's latest: Samsung Epic 4G Touch, HTC EVO Design 4G, and Motorola Admiral
We love starting the week with a good leak, and thanks to an anonymous tipster, we're swimming in a flood of juicy names. First, it appears the Samsung Within is getting a new alias, and without delay...
03:15 am EDT - Tue, August 9, 2011
Engadget NVIDIA's Project Maximus takes multi-GPU mainstream, 'Virtual Graphics' takes it to the cloud
NVIDIA just wrapped up an intimate press briefing here at SIGGRAPH 2011, where -- amongst other things -- it officially took the wraps off of two major initiatives. Project Maximus and Virtual Graphic...
02:49 am EDT - Tue, August 9, 2011
Engadget Vizio tablet now shipping nationwide, priced at $300
Well friends, if you've been waiting to get your hands on the 8" Vizio tab (and don't live near a Costco), your time has come. The company announced today that its slate has begun shipping to retailer...
02:27 am EDT - Tue, August 9, 2011
Engadget Vision Research's Phantom v1210 and v1610 do slow motion in style (video)
No matter how fast that piece of Jell-O landed on the floor, you'll be able to review the journey in all its slow motion glory with the newly announced Phantom v1610 and v1210 cameras. Vision Research...
01:32 am EDT - Tue, August 9, 2011
Engadget Apple releases Lion Recovery Disk Assistant, asserts its dominance over Snow Leopard
Distributing your OS digitally certainly makes for an easy upgrade, but what happens when your hard disk spontaneously combusts -- taking Lion's recovery partition with it? Unless you planned ahea...
12:43 am EDT - Tue, August 9, 2011
Engadget Rich Decibels Brainwave Disruptor scrambles your head, not your eggs
Child of the '80s? Then you'll most likely remember those notorious PSAs about your brain and eggs, and the dangers of turning yourself into an omelette. Yeah, well turn off your inner Nancy Reaga...
11:57 pm EDT - Mon, August 8, 2011
Engadget BBC iPlayer app gets a new look on the PS3 now, other devices later
While we keep waiting for the BBC to release a version of its iPlayer on this side of the Atlantic, it's already upgrading UK PlayStation 3s with a brand new interface. Designed to be navigated by any...
11:21 pm EDT - Mon, August 8, 2011
Engadget Chromium's experimental touch UI demoed on video, made for meaty fingers
Google was pretty adamant at I/O that Chrome OS would not be coming tablets, but that hasn't stopped its open-source cousin from adding some touch friendly features. Chromium (the browser, not the OS)...
10:37 pm EDT - Mon, August 8, 2011
Engadget Erasable e-paper shown off, erased, shown off again (video)
Researchers at Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute are giving the world a peek at i2R, a new type of easily erasable e-paper. The technology uses a thermal printer and cholestric liquid ...
09:53 pm EDT - Mon, August 8, 2011
Engadget Windows Phone GM Charlie Kindel leaves Microsoft to launch startup
A senior executive leaving Microsoft may not always be the best of signs for the company and / or the exec, but it appears that Charlie Kindel's just-announced departure is an amicable one for all inv...
09:27 pm EDT - Mon, August 8, 2011
Engadget Google+ iOS app now supports iPad and iPod touch, still not optimized for iPad
Google curiously chose not to make its iOS app for Google+ a universal app when it first released it last month, but it's now finally letting iPad and iPod touch users in on the act as well. Unfo...
09:03 pm EDT - Mon, August 8, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Show returns Friday, August 19th -- win a ticket to the taping!
Get ready, because the latest episode of The Engadget Show is coming at you soon. We'll be bringing it to you Friday, August 19th at 6:00PM. Tim Stevens and Brian Heater will be taking you around the ...
08:37 pm EDT - Mon, August 8, 2011
Engadget Panasonic, Sony, Samsung and XpanD finally team up for an active 3D glasses standard
The lack of a universal standard for active shutter 3D glasses became painfully clear during our 3D TV shootout last year, and gave plenty of reasons for buyers to skip the pricey specs altogether. Ni...
08:12 pm EDT - Mon, August 8, 2011
Engadget Lenovo's ThinkPad Tablet visits the FCC, meeting described as business-like
This isn't a case where an FCC appearance offers our first hint of an imminent release, but those holding out for Lenovo's ThinkPad Tablet instead of the company's more consumer-minded IdeaPad K1 can ...
07:51 pm EDT - Mon, August 8, 2011
Engadget Jailbroken Apple TV plays HTML5 Blackjack, iOS gambling rings can't be far behind
It was all the way back in October of 2010 that a few ingenious devs jailbroke the second gen Apple TV. Since then, we've seen a weather app, web browser, and finally a port of XBMC, but there hasn't ...
07:24 pm EDT - Mon, August 8, 2011
Engadget Optical 'diode' lends hope to photonic computing, rayguns
The trouble with pesky Photon, at least as far as ultra-fast optical computing is concerned, is that he keeps coming back. If a data-carrying beam of light collides with reflections bouncing around be...
06:57 pm EDT - Mon, August 8, 2011
Engadget Lockheed Martin's SMSS autonomous vehicle wins Army competition, ships off to Afghanistan (video)
The US military's fleet of unmanned vehicles may soon get some extra support, now that Lockheed Martin's Squad Mission Support System (SMSS) has received the Army's official blessing. Designed to supp...
06:32 pm EDT - Mon, August 8, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry Colt may be RIM's first QNX smartphone, will lack BES support out-of-box?
To many, a colt is a representation of rebirth and a symbol for youthfulness. Research in Motion appears to be in desperate need for exactly that -- a regeneration. It seems appropriate, then, that RI...
06:00 pm EDT - Mon, August 8, 2011
Engadget Growing Up Geek: Michael Gorman
"Weak! Eye! Double-eye cry! Cheap, to the weak, to the la-la land!" That bit of condescending gibberish was the haunting chorus of victory (or defeat) of many of my childhood football and basketball g...
05:35 pm EDT - Mon, August 8, 2011
Engadget Crapgadget: 'after school special' edition
School can be tough, especially when you're different. So what better way to keep the bullies at bay than to get your craptastic accessory freak on. In this special back to school bonanza of creeper t...
05:00 pm EDT - Mon, August 8, 2011
Engadget Bowers & Wilkins C5 in-ear headset review
Bowers & Wilkins has seriously been ramping up its consumer audio game in the past few years -- notably, with products like its Zeppelin speaker systems for iDevices and its MM-1 desktop speakers....
04:35 pm EDT - Mon, August 8, 2011
Engadget Skype for Mac updates to 5.3, adds Lion and HD video call support
The good folks over at Skype have been mighty busy recently. In the last month (give or take a day) the company has announced integration with Facebook, launched a new version of its Windows client to...
04:00 pm EDT - Mon, August 8, 2011
Engadget Engadget's back to school guide 2011: speaker docks
Welcome to Engadget's Back to School guide! We know that this time of year can be pretty annoying and stressful for everyone, so we're here to help out with the heartbreaking process of gadget buying ...
03:38 pm EDT - Mon, August 8, 2011
Engadget HTC Developer site goes live: OpenSense SDK and kernel source offered aplenty
HTC's flipped the switch on its development website, which was designed to be a "one-stop shop" for a wide variety of SDKs and other resources for developers. As promised, the manufacturer's OpenSense...
03:17 pm EDT - Mon, August 8, 2011
Engadget Sony intros 200-pound battery to power businesses, government agencies during a blackout
In the five months since a tsunami and 9.0 magnitude earthquake hit Japan, we've seen various technology companies struggle to get their manufacturing operations back in order, but Sony appears to be ...
02:55 pm EDT - Mon, August 8, 2011
Engadget Cam-wielding RC car used to investigate roadside bomb, saves lives in Afghanistan
The US military spends billions of dollars each year beefing up wartime tech, but a low-budget hacked RC car recently served as an unlikely hero, saving six soliders' lives in Afghanistan. The home-bu...
02:33 pm EDT - Mon, August 8, 2011
Engadget Smugglers use zip line and slingshot to sneak iPads into Shenzen
Chinese smugglers turned to a rather low-tech method for getting a pile of decidedly high-tech iPads and iPhones across the border to Shenzen, in a scheme to make money off of regional tax differences...
02:33 pm EDT - Mon, August 8, 2011
Engadget Smugglers use zip line and slingshot to sneak iPads into Shenzhen
Chinese smugglers turned to a rather low-tech method for getting a pile of decidedly high-tech iPads and iPhones across the border to Shenzhen, in a scheme to make money off of regional tax difference...
02:11 pm EDT - Mon, August 8, 2011
Engadget Apple faces infringement lawsuit over fast booting patent once owned by LG
Apple's facing yet another patent infringement lawsuit -- this time, in Florida, where a company called Operating Systems Solutions (OSS) is taking aim at OS X's fast booting operation. According to c...
01:49 pm EDT - Mon, August 8, 2011
Engadget Huawei Vision hits the FCC, assaults the senses with a promo video
Huawei this morning offered the world a video sneak peak of the Vision, its "most stylish smartphone yet," and like clockwork, the thing has popped up -- albeit less flashily -- on the FCC's site. The...
01:30 pm EDT - Mon, August 8, 2011
Engadget China loses partial access to Windows Phone 7 Marketplace, Great Firewall to be blamed?
It's a well-known fact that China's Great Firewall isn't particularly friendly with certain foreign online services, and sadly, it appears that we may now have a new victim joining the likes of Facebo...
01:09 pm EDT - Mon, August 8, 2011
Engadget Discount education-only iMac appears, makes you wish you'd opened that institute of higher learning
A new $999 iMac popped up on Apple's site this week -- great news if you or someone you love owns an educational establishment. The cheap education-only all-in-one boasts a 21.5 inch display, a 3.1GHz...
12:49 pm EDT - Mon, August 8, 2011
Engadget US Cellular Q2 results bring higher revenue, despite small customer loss
With the upcoming introduction of its LTE network and vast fall smartphone lineup, US Cellular's a regional carrier with a lot to look forward to. But its efforts over the second quarter, paired with ...
12:26 pm EDT - Mon, August 8, 2011
Engadget 3D-printed Mario Kart turtle shells race to rescue American economy
As soon as you see these little RC Koopa shells, you know that life can't be that bad. In fact, they've already had a hallelujah-inducing impact on the world of the 3D-printing genius who created them...
12:00 pm EDT - Mon, August 8, 2011
Engadget Seagate's GoFlex Turbo portable hard drive touts USB 3.0, built-in SafetyNet
Another week, another external HDD from the folks at Seagate. This go 'round, it's the GoFlex Turbo taking the stage, positioned somewhere between the GoFlex Slim and Satellite in terms of depth. It's...
11:29 am EDT - Mon, August 8, 2011
Engadget Boeing presents first Dreamliner 787 to ANA, flights start in September
After years of delays, hacker vulnerabilities, and technical hiccups, Boeing is finally reaching the finish line -- the 787 Dreamliner is ready. The first of the firm's fantasy flyers was presented to...
10:34 am EDT - Mon, August 8, 2011
Engadget HP TouchPad 4G surfaces for pre-order on Amazon, wearing $700 price tag
It looks like the HP TouchPad 4G is inching its way closer to the market, now that the webOS tablet has made a pre-order appearance on Amazon. According to the listing, the 32GB slate will retail for ...
09:39 am EDT - Mon, August 8, 2011
Engadget Blackberry Bold 9900 up for pre-order at Vodafone UK, due by August 16th
RIM was tight-lipped about pricing and availability when we went hands-on at the official launch of their OS 7-equipped Bold 9900, Torch 9810 and Torch 9860 handsets. We still can't be sure exactly wh...
09:39 am EDT - Mon, August 8, 2011
Engadget Blackberry Bold 9900 up for pre-order at Vodafone UK, first official price tag
RIM was tight-lipped about pricing and availability when we went hands-on at the official launch of their OS 7-equipped Bold 9900, Torch 9810 and Torch 9860 handsets. We still can't be sure exactly wh...
09:11 am EDT - Mon, August 8, 2011
Engadget FBI's Child ID app helps iPhone users find their missing children
The FBI has just released its very first mobile app, aimed at helping parents deal with their worst nightmare -- a missing child. Known as Child ID, the application allows users to store their kid's p...
08:23 am EDT - Mon, August 8, 2011
Engadget Tiny RFID amulet stores medical records, makes paramedics' lives easier
Using RFID to store medical records, ultimately making the jobs of paramedics and doctors that much easier, is hardly a new concept. But, for the most part, such devices have been limited to clinical ...
07:33 am EDT - Mon, August 8, 2011
Engadget HTC Ruby shows its T-Mobile skin, Android aspirations
Well folks, now we know. It looks like the HTC Ruby that was leaked via a series of hyper-sensitive office photos is headed to T-Mobile. You know the one -- a couple weeks back, when someone underesti...
06:18 am EDT - Mon, August 8, 2011
Engadget Android Network Toolkit lets you exploit local machines at the push of a button
Defcon 2011 is in full hacking swing, and Itzhak Avraham -- "Zuk" for short -- and his company Zimperium have unveiled the Android Network Toolkit for easy hacking on the go. Need to find vulnerabilit...
04:27 am EDT - Mon, August 8, 2011
Engadget Laundrino ensures you'll never rely on your washing machine's timer again
We can't count the number of instances we've started a load of laundry in our washing machine and missed the timer go off, only to later find an odorous and damp pile of what should have been fresh ga...
02:33 am EDT - Mon, August 8, 2011
Engadget How would you change ASUS' Eee Pad Transformer?
It arrived but a few months ago, and already ASUS' Eee Pad Transformer has been eclipsed by quite a few of its Android-toting brethren. That said, it's still one of the most uniquely designed Android ...
12:45 am EDT - Mon, August 8, 2011
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: world's largest skyscraper looks down at solar-powered ice-cream truck
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.It was a monumental week for the field of architecture as I...
11:32 pm EDT - Sun, August 7, 2011
Engadget Android's Plan B app: an editorial love story
Plan A, we suspect, is not losing your phone. Plan C is biting the bullet and buying a new one. Plan B, on the other hand, is an Android app that helps you locate a missing handset even if you don't h...
10:02 pm EDT - Sun, August 7, 2011
Engadget Switched On: When apps meet traps
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.They've gone by many names -- "programs," "executables" and "applications" -- and the development of technologies such ...
09:51 pm EDT - Sun, August 7, 2011
Engadget Droid Bionic hits FCC, brings manual
When it rains, it pours, and the latest in the torrential downpour of Droid Bionic news comes straight from the FCC itself: we've got a manual. The user's guide starts by confirming the usual suspects...
09:51 pm EDT - Sun, August 7, 2011
Engadget Droid Bionic loses FCC confidentiality, gets updated with pics and user manual
When it rains, it pours, and the latest in the torrential downpour of Droid Bionic news comes straight from the FCC itself: we've got a manual. The user's guide starts by confirming the usual suspects...
08:47 pm EDT - Sun, August 7, 2011
Engadget Samsung Hercules revealed as a Galaxy S II variant, coming to T-mobile
The picture almost says it all: the Galaxy S II is coming to T-Mobile. Except it's slightly more complicated than that. According to TmoNews, you're actually looking the back of the new Samsung Hercul...
08:47 pm EDT - Sun, August 7, 2011
Engadget Samsung Hercules confirmed as a T-Mobile Galaxy S II variant
The picture almost says it all: the Galaxy S II is coming to T-Mobile. Except it's slightly more complicated than that. According to TmoNews, you're actually looking the back of the new Samsung Hercul...
06:48 pm EDT - Sun, August 7, 2011
Engadget Archos Arnova 8 G2 tablet makes FCC appearance, gets friendly with metal yardsticks
What's the summer without a sequel or two? Archos's latest entry in the eight-inch Android tablet game hit the FCC this week, sporting Gingerbread, 4GB of storage, an SD slot, and a 1GHz processor...
04:56 pm EDT - Sun, August 7, 2011
Engadget Boeing's CST-100 to shoot non-NASA astronauts into space by 2015
Day job just too darn terrestrial? Maybe you should score a gig at Boeing, which'll apparently sling two of its very own into space come 2015. What'll be their chariot? The company's CST-100 -...
03:15 pm EDT - Sun, August 7, 2011
Engadget Caption Contest: Bakebot learns to actually bake things, feed the looming robot army
Aww, look! Bakebot's soooo cute! He's actually cooking things these days, thanks to MIT grad student Mario Bollini, who recently upped the creature's skill level in an effort to grab more calories wit...
01:22 pm EDT - Sun, August 7, 2011
Engadget Samsung brings WNBA-sized Galaxy Tab 8.9 to BlogHer 2011
The release date and pricing info we're waiting on from the Galaxy Tab 8.9 continues to elude us, but Samsung's slightly smaller slate did find time to make a live US appearance at BlogHer 2011 this w...
10:59 am EDT - Sun, August 7, 2011
Engadget Gigantic LED wall provides gaming at Sziget Fest, destroys your cred from miles away
We can't think of a better way to promote your company than with a 30 meter high (10 stories) tower filled with all sorts of tech goodness. Vodafone plans on doing just that, with what will be the tal...
08:01 am EDT - Sun, August 7, 2011
Engadget US judge won't return seized URL to Rojadirecta.com, absolutamente no
Welcome to the homepage of popular sports streaming and p2p site Rojadirecta.com. Why all the birdy logos and harsh words about going to prison? Well, it's a convoluted story, which began when a w...
04:53 am EDT - Sun, August 7, 2011
Engadget Du.static dust-busting concept clears the air, won't vanquish Voldemort
Avada Keduster! That's right Potter fans, magic may not be real (sorry), but if Du.static ever makes it to market, get set to eliminate household dust with the flourish of a wand. Designed by Hongik U...
02:24 am EDT - Sun, August 7, 2011
Engadget Ask Engadget: what should visitors to the USA do for mobile internet?
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 Mustafa, who'd love to visit Am...
01:01 am EDT - Sun, August 7, 2011
Engadget Babalu! Google celebrates Lucille Ball's 100th birthday doodle-style
Well, would you look at that? Two of our favorite entertainers, Lucile Ball and the World Wide Web, share a birthday. Of course, the former Mrs. Desi Arnaz would have about 80 years on the old web...
12:04 am EDT - Sun, August 7, 2011
Engadget Comcast's Internet Essentials offers $10 internet access to low-income families
Earlier this year, when Comcast bought up NBC Universal, the company made a promise to boost broadband access in underserved communities and, with the launch of its new Internet Essentials service, it...
10:58 pm EDT - Sat, August 6, 2011
Engadget NVIDIA's Kepler GPU still (kinda, sorta) on scheduled for 2011 debut
Back in September of last year NVIDIA pledged that the successor to Fermi, Kepler, would arrive in 2011. Since then, things have been rather quiet on the next-gen GPU front. In fact, rumors have start...
10:58 pm EDT - Sat, August 6, 2011
Engadget NVIDIA's Kepler GPU still (kinda, sorta) on schedule for 2011 debut
Back in September of last year NVIDIA pledged that the successor to Fermi, Kepler, would arrive in 2011. Since then, things have been rather quiet on the next-gen GPU front. In fact, rumors have start...
09:07 pm EDT - Sat, August 6, 2011
Engadget WhiteHat Security hacks into Chrome OS, exposes extension vulnerability at Black Hat
It's been a rough Black Hat conference for Google. First, FusionX used the company's homepage to pry into a host of SCADA systems, and now, a pair of experts have discovered a way to hack into Chrome ...
08:09 pm EDT - Sat, August 6, 2011
Engadget Skype 5.5 uses VP8 for video chats, keeps the WebM love aflame
Despite forming a coalition with a bevy of companies, Google's radical WebM video libertarianism has yet to take the world by storm -- unless you're talking El Goog's browser or YouTube. Well, Mountai...
07:02 pm EDT - Sat, August 6, 2011
Engadget Sony's PlayStation Vita goes up for pre-order at Best Buy Canada
It's been a long time coming, but it's finally here -- or at least its pre-order page is. Sony's hotly anticipated PlayStation Vita has been on our minds since January, and now it's making its Canadia...
06:13 pm EDT - Sat, August 6, 2011
Engadget Indian $70 solar slate joins XO-3 and Sakshat in vaporware race
Another day, another phantom budget tablet: today's unnamed low-cost model is manufactured by Bharat Electronics, out of India. The Bharat slate runs Android 2.2, sports solar charging for back-up pow...
06:05 pm EDT - Sat, August 6, 2011
Engadget iOS 5 beta 5 already ready for your downloading pleasure
It's that time of the month again, over at Apple. You know, iOS 5 beta refresh time. Just over two weeks ago, the old Apple released it's latest build, and now iOS 5 beta 5 is ready for devs to downlo...
05:06 pm EDT - Sat, August 6, 2011
Engadget AT&T ramps up voicemail security, say hello to your new pin code
Have anything sitting in your voicemail that you'd prefer the rest of the world didn't hear? When's the last time you went about checking it, anyway? AT&T is now on a mission to save its c...
03:53 pm EDT - Sat, August 6, 2011
Engadget World Wide Web turns 20, finally shakes that acne problem
Happy birthday, World Wide Web! Hard to believe you're turning 20 already. It seems like just yesterday we were hearing the pitter patter of little dial-up, delighting at the words "you got mail," and...
02:51 pm EDT - Sat, August 6, 2011
Engadget Rice University chemists bake graphene out of Girl Scout cookies, redefine low-carb diets (video)
Would you like some cookies? Well, you're gonna have to buy them, and then get thee to a Rice University chem lab, stat! The Texas institution of higher learning recently played host to Girl Scout...
02:06 pm EDT - Sat, August 6, 2011
Engadget Dell's Latitude XT3 tablet PC gets a product page, spins around for your amusement
Well lookee here -- it's the snazzy new Dell tablet PC that we first spotted way back in February. The Latitude XT3 finally has a product page to call its own, yet another hint that it will be swiveli...
12:33 pm EDT - Sat, August 6, 2011
Engadget Spyro peripheral goes on FCC adventure
Spyro has seen a lot of action in his day, but few, if any, of his adventures have been quite so trying as his recent trip to the FCC. The commission took a close look at the Portal of Power periphera...
11:00 am EDT - Sat, August 6, 2011
Engadget Cambrige researchers tout new location-based method to predict friends on social networks
Friend suggestions on social networks may already be a little too eerily accurate for some, but a team of researchers from Cambridge University now say they can do one better. They've devised a method...
11:00 am EDT - Sat, August 6, 2011
Engadget Cambridge researchers tout new location-based method to predict friends on social networks
Friend suggestions on social networks may already be a little too eerily accurate for some, but a team of researchers from Cambridge University now say they can do one better. They've devised a method...
08:43 am EDT - Sat, August 6, 2011
Engadget Android app tethers handsets to Canon cams, live view fanboys rejoice (video)
We're living in a post-pc world, folks. High time you got with the program and junked that heavy and outmoded relic called the computer. But how does one take tethered snaps from a Canon, sans EOS Uti...
06:51 am EDT - Sat, August 6, 2011
Engadget RIM BlackBerry App World 3.0 beta adds home screen search, social media features
How better to celebrate your billionth download than with a brand new app store? RIM just rolled out App World 3.0 beta to its Beta Zone users, bringing with it a redesigned home screen created to...
04:59 am EDT - Sat, August 6, 2011
Engadget Smart Modular's 1.6TB Optimus SSD reads up to 1GBs, claims to be the largest and fastest
We love us a good speed record and today's comes paired with another superlative: biggest and baddest. Smart Modular Technologies just announced the Optimus SSD, a drive with up to a record 1.6TB in s...
03:53 am EDT - Sat, August 6, 2011
Engadget Logitech Revue running Honeycomb caught on camera, looks pretty good
Now that eager hackers have actually managed to shoehorn the latest flavor of Android onto Logitech Revue units, the question is what does it actually look like? We got a few screenshots at Google...
02:44 am EDT - Sat, August 6, 2011
Engadget Droid Bionic teaser page goes live at Verizon Wireless, really just wants your email
Been waiting long enough for the Droid Bionic? Same here, as you can imagine. Although we're looking to September 8th as the official launch date of the LTE-equipped wunderphone, Verizon's teaser ...
01:47 am EDT - Sat, August 6, 2011
Engadget Stanford schooling unwashed masses with free online Intro to Artificial Intelligence (video)
If you fancy yourself a Stanford (wo)man, but lack the requisite dollars to actually attend, now's your chance to collect those collegiate bragging rights. Starting October 10th, you can join Professo...
12:34 am EDT - Sat, August 6, 2011
Engadget Military lightning gun parts sold on eBay, probably built in someone's garage
We're not sure where to start with this one. It's, in a word, unbelievable. Technologist Cody Oliver was digging through eBay for parts to build a robot car that Elon Musk could drive around Burning M...
11:27 pm EDT - Fri, August 5, 2011
Engadget HoodCap Flower concept gives you one less piece of camera gear to lose
We've seen our fair share of camera-related concepts that are decidedly out there, but there's also thankfully some that are considerably more practical -- and sometimes even eventually become actual ...
10:30 pm EDT - Fri, August 5, 2011
Engadget Tesla Model X SUV to launch in December, will be gliding quietly down the highway by 2014
Well, it's not often that we hear about products being ahead of schedule. Telsa CEO Elon Musk presented some forward-looking statements during his company's quarterly earnings call this week, reveali...
09:53 pm EDT - Fri, August 5, 2011
Engadget Nabaztag successor Karotz cracked open by the FCC
We haven't seen anything this heart-wrenching since Pleo last made its way through the FCC. There's just something depressing about watching an adorable little animal robot get torn down in the commis...
09:17 pm EDT - Fri, August 5, 2011
Engadget Black Hat hackers demo Square card skimmer, feed it stolen credit card numbers
Here's some more fun out of Vegas, this time involving Jack Dorsey's Square and a little thing we like to call credit card fraud. Researchers from Aperture Labs (seriously) held two demonstrations at ...
08:45 pm EDT - Fri, August 5, 2011
Engadget DollyCam app lets you stabilize iPhone 4 videos, we go hands-on (video)
Apple's iPhone 4 can serve as a great little camcorder when you're in a bind, but it's never been our go-to cam for video shoots. Not only is its small sensor not best suited for high-quality HD shoot...
08:18 pm EDT - Fri, August 5, 2011
Engadget Ricoh GXR Leica M-mount module gets a September ship date, lets you swap lenses with one sensor
Sure, you've seen cameras with interchangeable lenses -- you might even own one or two -- but a cam that lets you swap out the sensor with the lens? Now that's pretty unique. Ricoh's GXR has been ...
07:43 pm EDT - Fri, August 5, 2011
Engadget RED EPIC scores a Canon EOS mount, Laforet gets some extraordinary footage (video)
We've seen some mind-blowing footage from RED's EPIC, as one might expect from a $39,500 camera with a 5K sensor and up to 120 fps video capture (at 4K). But video shooter and all-around photo wiz Vin...
07:15 pm EDT - Fri, August 5, 2011
Engadget HTC Puccini screens leak, AT&T bloatware and number pad make an appearance
HTC's 10-inch Puccini tab's been poking its head out from the speculative shadows and now we have a few leaked screens to further whet your LTE appetite. The bevy of shots over on Pocketnow show the A...
06:46 pm EDT - Fri, August 5, 2011
Engadget Intel Ultrabooks to sell for under $1000, take a page from ASUS' design book?
Back at Computex, Intel whipped out its magic 8-ball to predict a "you may rely on it" 40 percent share for the upcoming Ultrabooks market. While we can neither confirm, nor deny the company's powers ...
06:00 pm EDT - Fri, August 5, 2011
Engadget Growing Up Geek: Dana Wollman
Until now, I had conveniently forgotten that I collected Magic Cards. Not just collected, mind you, but hoarded -- a feverish obsession harking back to an earlier yen for stickers, pogs, and Happy Mea...
05:40 pm EDT - Fri, August 5, 2011
Engadget Samsung Hercules snapped in the wild, powering its way to Telus soon?
Would demigods feel honored that smartphones are getting named after them? The Samsung Hercules, from what we can tell, seems to fit its given title appropriately; he was, after all, famous for hi...
05:20 pm EDT - Fri, August 5, 2011
Engadget HTC posts record sales (again), getting itself something nice (Dashwire) to celebrate
While the top three smartphone makers (Apple, Samsung, and Nokia) garner most of the press, HTC is quietly becoming a juggernaut. IDC's number five just posted yet another month of record sales, hitti...
04:55 pm EDT - Fri, August 5, 2011
Engadget HP TouchPad now $200 off at Staples -- it's like Christmas in August
If there's still not enough change in your couch to snatch up a $399.99 16GB HP Touchpad, today could be your lucky day -- that is, if you're in the market for a webOS slate in the first place. It loo...
04:32 pm EDT - Fri, August 5, 2011
Engadget Google Dictionary slams shut forever, world unsurprisingly at a loss for words
close   /v. kloz; adj., adv. klos or, for 51, kloz; n. kloz for 59, 60, 63-65, 67, 68, klos for 61, 62, 66/ Show Spelled [v. klohz; adj., adv. klohs or, for 51, klohz; n. klohz for 59, 60, 6...
04:00 pm EDT - Fri, August 5, 2011
Engadget Engadget's back to school guide 2011: printers
Welcome to Engadget's Back to School guide! We know that this time of year can be pretty annoying and stressful for everyone, so we're here to help out with the heartbreaking process of gadget buying ...
03:32 pm EDT - Fri, August 5, 2011
Engadget Gmail's Preview Pane brings 'tablet-like' layout to your browser, but kills Multiple Inboxes
Google's still doing a fine job of ignoring Gcal's inability to routinely provide alerts and notifications to select users (nah, we're not bitter), but at least the Gmail team seems to be firing on al...
03:05 pm EDT - Fri, August 5, 2011
Engadget Engadget Podcast 251 - 08.05.2011
Tim's hanging out on a boat somewhere this weekend, and we know that if he were here he'd try to get us to not make any "inmates running the asylum" jokes, but he's not, so here we go! We're going pod...
02:41 pm EDT - Fri, August 5, 2011
Engadget Sirius XM 2.0 launching later this year, bringing on-demand Howard Stern to your car in 2013
During its quarterly earnings call, Sirius finally gave the world some info about its upcoming Sirius XM Satellite 2.0 service. For those of you who can't get enough Underground Garage and Howard Ster...
02:26 pm EDT - Fri, August 5, 2011
Engadget Samsung Conquer 4G set to raid Sprint on August 21st for $100 on contract
We've known about the Conquer 4G for a while now, in spite attempts to keep it under wraps. Sprint finally came clean on the existence of the handset today, announcing the milestone 25th 4G capable de...
01:49 pm EDT - Fri, August 5, 2011
Engadget Nissan's Android app lets you charge your Leaf from afar, puts the 'ease' in EV
If you happen to be both a Nissan Leaf owner and an Android user, you're in luck today, because the automaker has just released an official app that could make your life a little easier. With Nissan's...
01:22 pm EDT - Fri, August 5, 2011
Engadget Microsoft offers 'mad loot' Bluehat prize to entice security developers (video)
Mere numbers aren't enough to describe cash prizes for Microsoft, it seems. The firm's inaugural Bluehat security competition's introduction video opted for a clearer term: "mad loot, lots of it." The...
12:53 pm EDT - Fri, August 5, 2011
Engadget Viatag NFC system pays parking lot fees with an RFID tag, saves lives
Paying for parking isn't exactly a fun experience, but Germany's Fraunhofer Institute is doing its best to make it slightly less painful, with Viatag -- an NFC system that allows you shell out your ha...
12:27 pm EDT - Fri, August 5, 2011
Engadget NASA's solar-powered Juno mission heads to Jupiter today, Orbiter finds water on Mars? (video)
NASA's Juno mission has been beset by delays for a while now, but the solar-powered excursion is finally scheduled to take off for Jupiter today, in the hopes of making history. Throughout the course ...
11:50 am EDT - Fri, August 5, 2011
Engadget Brando's USB optical mouse doubles as a digital scale, for when you really need it
That shady character on the corner just sold you a plastic skull keychain with fiery orange eyes. He assured you it weighed 25 grams, but how do you know you're not being ripped off? Fortunately, ...
11:04 am EDT - Fri, August 5, 2011
Engadget Pierre Cardin PC-7006 touts itself as UK's first 'designer tablet,' wears last season's Android
It was bad enough when Pierre Cardin's first tablet waltzed into CeBIT 2010 flaunting an outdated processor, but now its little sister is hitting the scene wearing a démodé OS. Admittedl...
10:21 am EDT - Fri, August 5, 2011
Engadget Lenovo targets businesses with LS2221 and LS2421p monitors, ThinkCentre Edge 71
It's surprising how many small stores and offices take good care of their shopfront and interior decor, then spoil it by putting a bunch of dusty old PCs and monitors on show amid a jumble of cables. ...
09:50 am EDT - Fri, August 5, 2011
Engadget Google's Realtime Search will return, probably sans Twitter
Lovers often split up and then get back together. According to Mashable, however, the tiff between Google and Twitter over Realtime Search is taking on a cold air of finality -- even though it seemed ...
09:13 am EDT - Fri, August 5, 2011
Engadget Eco Pod waterproof case keeps your device dry while you're riding dolphins
When we're out on the water, we're constantly longing to take our phones and mp3 players for a swim with us... aren't you? Now we can enjoy a little "I'm on a Boat" when we're actually on a boat -...
08:02 am EDT - Fri, August 5, 2011
Engadget Vibrating glove prototype lets you hold on to that feeling
The secret to increasing tactile sensations? Good vibes, man. Georgia Tech scientists have unveiled a prototype glove that helps improve the feeling of its wearer by adding vibration. The gloves a...
07:09 am EDT - Fri, August 5, 2011
Engadget IOGEAR USB Sharing Station connects to WiFi, cuts the cord on four of your devices
You're so over corded gadgets, but you can't justify replacing every device in the house with a pricier wireless version just because being leashed to a USB printer or external hard drive is a slight ...
05:59 am EDT - Fri, August 5, 2011
Engadget OTA TouchWiz update comes to Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 right on schedule
We were there when a select few got their Galaxy Tab 10.1's loaded up with TouchWiz for the very first time, and we gave you a rundown of what to expect from the newly skinned slate. Now the day has f...
05:03 am EDT - Fri, August 5, 2011
Engadget Vivitar rolls out 690 HD camcorder: waterproof, 720p, $60
Vivitar may have bad-mouthed newfangled digital cameras last year, but that hasn't stopped it from selling them. The company's latest is the 690 HD, a compact, Flip-like camcorder that records 720p vi...
04:11 am EDT - Fri, August 5, 2011
Engadget Mapnificent visualizes public transportation travel time, is more exciting than it sounds (video)
If we could find a browser Mapnificient worked in without problems we'd probably call it the greatest thing to happen to Google Maps since turn-by-turn navigation. Even with it's painfully slow perfor...
03:08 am EDT - Fri, August 5, 2011
Engadget Researcher hacks wireless insulin pump to push lethal doses, gives diabetics nightmares
Thought the demonstration of a Subaru Outback (the official car of suburban weekend warriors) being unlocked and started via text message was terrifying? Wait till you see what researcher and diab...
03:08 am EDT - Fri, August 5, 2011
Engadget Researcher sees security issue with wireless insulin pumps, hackers could cause lethal doses
Thought the demonstration of a Subaru Outback (the official car of suburban weekend warriors) being unlocked and started via text message was terrifying? Wait till you see what researcher and diab...
02:17 am EDT - Fri, August 5, 2011
Engadget Solar panels light up Yosemite National Park, don't spoil your view
Normally we like to keep our technology and nature reasonably separate, but like peanut butter and chocolate, some combinations turn out better than you'd think. In the latest in a long line of projec...
01:21 am EDT - Fri, August 5, 2011
Engadget Intel places $30 million bet on the cloud, opens two new labs at Carnegie Mellon
Have you nerds heard? The cloud is the word, and Intel's ready to put its bank account where the industry's buzzing mouth is. Investing $30 million over a span of five years, the company has partn...
12:39 am EDT - Fri, August 5, 2011
Engadget Rdio's iPad app gets approved by Apple, we go eyes-on
Were you excited to try Spotify, only to be dismayed by the lack of native iPad support? Enter Rdio's latest update to its iOS app, now with gratuitous support for Cupertino's sweetheart. Just lik...
12:11 am EDT - Fri, August 5, 2011
Engadget Waste Landscape installation reminds us why CDs weren't that great (video)
For most people, the term "waste landscape" may evoke images of desolate industrial zones, toxic sewage leaks, or Phish concerts. But architect Clémence Eliard and artist Elise Morin took a sli...
11:47 pm EDT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Engadget Droid Bionic gets friendly with its future roomate for Mr. Blurrycam
We know, we know -- you're ready to be done with the Droid Bionic. After all, we've been lusting after this monstrosity guy for nearly eight months now, so is all of this building up to be a major dis...
11:32 pm EDT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Engadget Nintendo CEO responds to 3DS price drop backlash
Post-purchase price drops are one of a number of curses that plague early adopters. Generally, however, such shifts take time, so Nintendo caught us all a bit by surprised when it announced that it wi...
11:01 pm EDT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Engadget Bite Counter knows how many donuts you devoured, shames you into eating less
Because all you ever really wanted was an $800 bracelet that counts calories... enter the Bite Counter. It's the retro-lookin' lovechild of two Clemson University researchers that helps its hosts appr...
10:27 pm EDT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Engadget Apple now the world's largest smartphone manufacturer, Samsung checks in at number two
We make our own truth. That's how IDC can come up with roughly the same numbers as fellow research firm Canalys and crown Apple the king, when its rival called Android top dog -- it's all about how yo...
10:02 pm EDT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Engadget AT&T: no more unlimited data for illegal tetherers
There's a war on unlimited data being fought as we speak, and Ma Bell is leading the main charge. Just days after AT&T announced it would begin throttling data speeds for the heaviest bandwidth ho...
09:39 pm EDT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Engadget LightSquared's Phil Falcone talks to CNBC, airs his feud with Verizon and AT&T (video)
Time to call in the wireless waahmbulance. LightSquared's billionaire backer Phil Falcone made his television debut on CNBC's Power Lunch to cry foul at the behind-the-scenes lobbying drama that could...
09:17 pm EDT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Engadget Hackers break into Subaru Outback via text message
We've already seen SCADA systems controlled by Google Search, and now the Black Hat Technical Security Conference is offering up yet another slice of cringe-inducing hacker pie. A pair of pros from iS...
08:58 pm EDT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Engadget LightSquared inks multi-year deal with PowerNet Global, quest for LTE domination continues
Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably heard of a little start-up called LightSquared and its ambitious plans to blanket these great states in 4G LTE. You may likewise have caught win...
08:39 pm EDT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Engadget Philips wins DOE's $10 million L Prize for 60W incandescent killer
Put your pig-tail light bulb aversions aside, because Philips has just won the DOE's $10 million L Prize Competition for the creation of a decidedly non-curlicue 60W equivalent LED lighting solution. ...
08:30 pm EDT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Podcast, live at 5:00PM ET!
And we're back! Well, some of us at least. Tim's taking the podcast off this week, but fear not -- Brian will be joined by likes of Darren Murph, Richard Lawler, and Dana Wollman. Tune in -- it's gonn...
08:28 pm EDT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Engadget Google addresses Microsoft's 'patent attack' response, says it didn't fall for its offer
Apple may still be staying out of the fray, but it looks like we now have a full-on back and forth between Google and Microsoft, following the former's blog post yesterday that alleged a "hostile, org...
08:28 pm EDT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Engadget Google addresses Microsoft's 'patent attack' response, says it didn't fall for its offer (update: Microsoft responds, again)
Apple may still be staying out of the fray, but it looks like we now have a full-on back and forth between Google and Microsoft, following the former's blog post yesterday that alleged a "hostile, org...
08:14 pm EDT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Engadget Nintendo 3DS Panda dev model hits Canadian eBay, reminds US how little the dollar is worth
Have $1,929 Canadian dollars to spare? You can swap those loonies for 2,000 all-American greenbacks, or the current bid on a Nintendo 3DS Panda development model, rounding out its final 24 hours o...
07:55 pm EDT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Engadget Debunk: Lion USB sticks are not yet available
Apple clearly considers its new App Store-based distribution model one of the biggest advances in Lion, and to the company's credit, we found the whole thing to be quite painless. But physical media d...
07:27 pm EDT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Engadget Nokia N9 countdown page goes live, 49 days to launch?
Google's powers of awkward PR translation may have been right on the MeeGo-money, judging by this countdown page for the N9. The Swedish site, which just went live today, has begun its 49 days and cou...
07:14 pm EDT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Engadget HP offers $100 discount on TouchPad for one weekend only
Back when we reviewed HP's webOS slate, we said it might be worth your time if it cost $100 less. Well guess what? It does, or will, this weekend. This is a fleeting discount, however, with the sl...
06:55 pm EDT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Engadget Verizon Wireless year-end roadmap leaks, Android and LTE spotted on the horizon?
Nope. There's no mention of a Nexus Prime in this glimpse of VZW future, but don't let that stop you from drooling over the purported goods. The leaked shot over on IGN lays out a back-to-school road ...
06:29 pm EDT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Engadget Gmail for Mobile gets a facelift, now ready for its Retina Display close-up
Gmail for mobile was looking a little tired around the eyes, so Google went ahead and gave the ol' web app a cosmetic lift. The update, announced on the Gmail blog, packs a hat trick's worth of tweaks...
06:07 pm EDT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Engadget Nanowire batteries now as 'small as possible,' could one day be included with nano toys
That black dot isn't a battery, it's an ultra-thin disc containing thousands of individual nanowire batteries. Rice University scientists claim their miniscule wires are "as small as such devices can ...
05:40 pm EDT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Engadget Canon X Mark I Mouse Lite hands-on impressions
It's a calculator. It's a wireless mouse. It's a Bluetooth numeric keypad. It's... really bizarre. Canon's X Mark I Mouse Lite takes everyone's favorite desktop rodent and tries to make it all fancy l...
05:10 pm EDT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Engadget SnapX lets your Macs share a single Cinema Display
Got a pair of Macs laying around, but don't want to shell out for two Apple Cinema Displays? We don't blame you, those things are expensive. A little company called Kanex has a solution for you th...
04:45 pm EDT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Engadget Time Inc. aims to please advertisers and your eyes, making all mags tablet-friendly by year's end
Do you love reading Time magazine on your tablet, but wish you had the same luxury with all of its related offerings? Oh boy, do we have fantastic news for you. As it stands, select Time Inc. publ...
04:00 pm EDT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Engadget Lenovo IdeaPad K1 review
Let's do a roll call, shall we? Who doesn't have a Honeycomb tablet to shill in the states? Acer, ASUS, Motorola, Samsung, Sony, and Toshiba all have something to their names, with Dell possib...
03:42 pm EDT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Engadget AT&T users in New York City suffering partial phone outage (update: restored)
We've been inundated with a flood of tips from Big Applers this morning, and we just confirmed ourselves -- a large sect of AT&T users in New York City aren't receiving calls. Even the ones who ar...
03:39 pm EDT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Engadget External Thunderbolt graphics card for Macs to be developed soon, thanks to Facebook poll
Have you ever let your Facebook friends determine a new product development decision for your company? Well, Village Instruments has, via an online poll in order to gauge interest in an external T...
03:20 pm EDT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Engadget Screen Grabs: BlackBerry PlayBook pops up on 'White Collar'
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.You know those pictures of ...
02:52 pm EDT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Engadget Sharp Elite LED LCD TV hands-on (video)
Earlier today, Sharp re-launched the Elite brand, with its Pro-60X5FD and Pro-70X5FD LED LCD TVs. Both models cater to the high-end home entertainment crowd, with pricing set at $6,000 and $8,500, for...
02:16 pm EDT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Engadget Apple's inductive charging patent application finally puts its earbuds to good use
How seriously is Apple considering the possibility of adding inductive charging to its line of iOS devices? Seriously enough to submit some crudely drawn images to the USPTO, at least. The company...
01:40 pm EDT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Engadget Sharp resurrects Elite line of LED LCD TVs, pricing starts at $6,000
Remember Pioneer's Kuro brand of HDTVs? The high-end plasma line became the benchmark for the home theater market, leaving a rather large void in the hearts of the HD obsessive after it kicked the...
01:40 pm EDT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Engadget Sharp and Pioneer resurrect Elite with line of LED LCD TVs, pricing starts at $6,000
Remember Pioneer's Kuro brand of HDTVs? The high-end plasma line became the benchmark for the home theater market, leaving a rather large void in the hearts of the HD obsessive after it kicked the...
01:25 pm EDT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Engadget Roland TR-808 flash drive takes synth style, leaves music to the pros (video)
Still trying to convince your friends that you're a mad scientist DJ with a shrink ray? Show those heretic doubters you've still got some (miniaturized) old-school cred with this 8GB TR-808 flash ...
12:50 pm EDT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Engadget Germany challenges Facebook on facial recognition, citing EU privacy laws
Facebook's facial recognition feature probably won't find too many smiles in Germany, where federal regulators are challenging the social network to change its ways, or face the consequences. On Tuesd...
12:27 pm EDT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Engadget 7-inch Sharp Galapagos A01SH tablet sees formal introduction, hitting the US 'this year'
How much is that tablet in the window? The one with the 7-inch screen and Android 3.2? Hard to say, but it might be the Sharp Galapagos A01SH you're looking at. The slate, announced in earnest...
12:00 pm EDT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Engadget CTL intros new line of 'super-slim' LED monitors
Last we heard from CTL, the Portland-based company was pushing the rather underwhelming 2goPad SL10. We may not have been impressed then, but CTL's attempting to win us over again, this time with a se...
11:32 am EDT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Engadget $1 chip tests for HIV in 15 minutes flat, fits in your wallet
Getting tested for STDs used to mean a doctor's visit, vials of blood, and days, weeks, or even months of anxiously waiting for results. mChip aims to change all that, while simultaneously ridding you...
11:00 am EDT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile loses 50,000 customers in Q2 2011, revenue dips slightly
T-Mobile USA issued its Q2 earnings statement today and, while the outlook isn't quite as bleak as it was during the first quarter of this year, there's still some cause for concern up in Bellevue. Ac...
10:29 am EDT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Engadget Qbo music player robot responds to hand gestures, challenges DJ Roomba to a dance-off (video)
What's a good way to impress your friends? With a robot boom box that responds to your every hand movement, that's how. Meet Qbo, TheCorpora's open-source Linux robot who we've gotten to know over...
09:51 am EDT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Engadget Sony Playstation Vita handheld will miss Christmas in US and Europe
How can this be? Sony's new handheld console already passed through the FCC and was even leaked on a UK Blockbuster flyer that stated an October release date. Yet apparently these clues count for ...
09:26 am EDT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Engadget Google search opens SCADA systems to doomsday scenarios
Google, the service so great it became a verb, can now add security risk to its roster of unintended results. The search site played inadvertent host to remotely accessed Supervisory Control and Data ...
08:27 am EDT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Engadget Skype two-way video chat finally arrives on more Android handsets
An updated version of Skype just appeared on the Android Market sporting a crucial improvement: it now supports two-way video calling on a wide range of current Android handsets, rather than the meage...
08:07 am EDT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Engadget Pandigital unveils Nova, Planet and Star Android tablets, 'flagship' device coming next month
It's shaping up to be a busy month for Pandigital. Two days after we spotted the Nova at Best Buy, the astronomically-inclined company has decided to officially unveil the Android tablet alongside the...
07:04 am EDT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Engadget Gone in 43 seconds: Tesla's Model S gets teased on the track (video)
We've already seen a short bit of footage of a single Model S on the road, and now Tesla has released an even briefer video of not one, not two, but three vehicles on the track for some alpha-level te...
06:18 am EDT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Engadget Visualized: Boeing 747-8 makes its longest flight to date, writes name in the sky
It's always fun to write your name on things -- chalkboards, diplomas, speeding tickets, yellow snow... you know, the usual. The folks at Boeing couldn't agree more, which is why they tasked 747-8 pil...
05:34 am EDT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Engadget appMobi XDK delivers free cross-platform dev environment to Chrome Web Store
The Chrome Web Store welcomed a new arrival today, and it goes by the name of appMobi XDK. While the addition is targeted squarely at developers, it's entirely free and packs quite a doozy -- cross-pl...
04:49 am EDT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Engadget Sony support site leaks S1 and S2 tablet screens, may run Honeycomb 3.2 (update: pulled!)
Ready to shed a little light on those baffling tablet teasers? Well, it looks like someone over at the company's eSupport site uploaded a troubleshooting doc for the yet-to-be released S1 and S2 t...
04:10 am EDT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Engadget Nokia N8 used to shoot world's largest stop-motion film, 'Gulps' up the competition (video)
In today's rapidly evolving smartphone market, the Nokia N8 seems almost... ancient. But if there's any doubts that its camera is still the gold-medal champion of the bunch, "Gulp" will shut up the cr...
03:41 am EDT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 shows up for pre-order at Amazon.co.uk, ships August 11th
Back when we got word of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 making its British debut on August 4th, Samsung told us that our UK brethren could expect its elusive younger sibling, the 8.9, "later in the year." Well, ...
03:03 am EDT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Engadget Apple offers Find My Mac for beta testing, wants to play Cops and Robbers
Ever misplaced your hard earned MacBook Air or had an entire project vanish at the hands of a dirty thief, only to be gone forever? Well friends, the time is coming soon for the Find My Mac featur...
02:32 am EDT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Engadget Twitter.com for iPad eyes-on, now with 100 percent more HTML5
Even if you weren't waiting for it, it's finally here. Next time you grab your iPad and want to check Twitter sans official app, you'll be able to do it in tablet-optimized form. The San Franciscan co...
02:04 am EDT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Engadget Microsoft Research's .NET Gadgeteer steps out into the light, shoots daggers at Arduino (video)
Arduino, meet .NET Gadgeteer -- your newest homebrew hacking rival. Born from Microsoft Research engineers' desire to build prototypes quickly and easily, the two-and-a-half-years in the making ARM7-p...
01:38 am EDT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Engadget American Airlines rolls out in-flight Entertainment On Demand, lets you continue watching after you land
American Airlines gives its Boeing 767-200 fleet all the love -- first it sends some 10.1-inch Galaxy Tabs through the gate, and now in-flight streaming videos get the all-clear to board. If you'll re...
12:28 am EDT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Engadget HTC explains official bootloader unlock process, asks you to sign away your warranty
You didn't think HTC was just going let you run wild with an unlocked bootloader and not require some sort of trade-off, did you? Of course not, that's why CEO Peter Chou updated the firm's Facebo...
12:12 am EDT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Engadget Virgin Media to roll out free WiFi in London, bums with iPads rejoice
Fancy some free municipal WiFi, London? Yeah, we know, the service has been promised several times before, but that's not stopping Virgin Media from giving it the ol' college try. In his address t...
11:46 pm EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget ASUS' MeeGo-flavored Eee PC X101H goes under the FCC's knife
Back when we introduced you to the MeeGo-packing ASUS Eee PC X101, we noted that its brother, the X101H, would also be available, albeit with Windows 7 on-board. Well, the X101H has just made its way ...
11:22 pm EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget Vonage Time to Call app lets you make international calls from your iPhone, pay through iTunes
Making international VoIP calls from your iPhone just got slightly less complicated, and slightly more expensive. Vonage's new Time to Call app lets you make short, 15-minute calls to 190 countries wi...
10:44 pm EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget Archeologists eschewing traditional whip leather jacket combo for Kinect controllers
The latest must-have piece of technology in the archeological world? The Kinect. Students from the University of California, San Diego are taking Microsoft's much-hacked peripheral on an archeolog...
10:44 pm EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget Archaeologists eschewing traditional whip leather jacket combo for Kinect controllers
The latest must-have piece of technology in the archaeological world? The Kinect. Students from the University of California, San Diego are taking Microsoft's much-hacked peripheral on an archeolo...
10:06 pm EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry Bold 9900 appears in leaked T-Mo docs, reveals August 29th release date and $300 price
If you're an abiding RIM fan who's itching for a new 'Berry addiction, your next fix is soon at hand. After AT&T put its cards on the table -- along with Sprint and US Cellular -- an internal T-Mo...
09:39 pm EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget Hands-on with TouchWiz UX for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Today's Samsung event in New York City was a strange scene -- the company collected Galaxy Tabs from the journalists in attendance and handed back coat check receipts, promising to give the devices ba...
09:16 pm EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget Google slams Apple and Microsoft, claims 'hostile, organized campaign' against Android waged through 'bogus patents'
It, as they say, is on. Google's Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, David Drummond, made an appearance on the company's official blog today with a post not-so-subtly-titled "When patents a...
09:16 pm EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget Google slams Apple and Microsoft, claims 'hostile, organized campaign' against Android waged through 'bogus patents' (update: Microsoft responds!)
It, as they say, is on. Google's Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, David Drummond, made an appearance on the company's official blog today with a post not-so-subtly-titled "When patents a...
08:36 pm EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget Clearwire adding 'LTE Advanced-ready' technology to its holdings, restates commitment to WiMAX
Is it really fall? We can't say for certain that this is what Dan Hesse was referring to when he told us face-to-face that something spectacular would be coming our way a bit later in the year, bu...
08:36 pm EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget Clearwire adding 120Mbps 'LTE Advanced-ready' technology to its holdings, restates commitment to WiMAX
Is it really fall? We can't say for certain that this is what Dan Hesse was referring to when he told us face-to-face that something spectacular would be coming our way a bit later in the year, bu...
08:34 pm EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget Nissan's 'Leaf to Home' system sends power back to your house or the grid
The Nissan Leaf may look like a car, but it turns out it will soon also be an emergency power generator on wheels. The automaker just took the wraps off its new "Leaf to Home" system in Japan this wee...
08:12 pm EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget LightSquared donates phones to North American tribes, keeps the rural connectivity flame a burnin'
It looks like LightSquared's crush on rural America is still ongoing, folks. The firm announced today it'll donate 2,000 satellite phones to the Indian Health Service and other tribal organizations, a...
07:49 pm EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget RIM's BlackBerry Curve 9360 outed -- is this Apollo?
Did RIM forget this budget entry update, or was it pushed aside for this morning's announcements of its higher-end BlackBerry brothers? No matter the case, OneMobileRing got a hands-on with the Cu...
07:38 pm EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget Time Warner CEO talks HBO Go expansion, first UltraViolet digital locker-enabled movies
The second quarter 2011 results for Time Warner came out today and while news of a successful quarter intrigues investors, we're keying in on the always chatty CEO Jeff Bewkes' comments about new tech...
07:25 pm EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget Toshiba rolls out fix for Thrive tablet's sleep problems
Toshiba promised that a fix for its Thrive tablet's pesky resume-from-sleep mode issue was coming this week, and the company's now let us know that the remedy has indeed rolled out today. Thrive owner...
07:00 pm EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget Instagram hits 150 million uploads in nine months, still won't talk about Android plans
For better or worse, Instagram's taken the iOS-capturing world by storm. And if you're wondering what our qualification for "by storm" is, well... let's just say The Biebs blasted out his first image ...
06:36 pm EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget iHome's SD63 headphones will satisfy your vague sense of nostalgia
Okay, so iHome's SD63 headphones may not be quite as "retro" as their name suggests, but there are certainly some design elements that harken back to a simpler time of beanbag chairs, black lights, an...
06:17 pm EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget Americans rule in-flight internet adoption -- for now
It doesn't get more American than gnawing on a doughnut sandwich while watching Toddlers in Tiaras, right? Well, apparently, the only thing more American is engaging in these two acts while connec...
05:44 pm EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget Zotac adapter turns your DisplayPort into two HDMI jacks
You can never have enough HDMI ports, that's what we say at least. Heck, what does that gaming rig you just put together have? Two? And that MacBook Pro of yours doesn't have any at all. But, ...
05:20 pm EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget Researchers use graphene and tin sandwich to make better battery electrodes
Graphene, that microscopic chicken wire made of carbon atoms, has a great many theoretical uses. Among these is to improve Lithium-ion battery technologies, and the big brains at the Lawrence Berkeley...
04:58 pm EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget Toshiba's Qosmio F755 delivers glasses-free 3D August 16th, for $1,699
Remember that Qosmio F750 glasses-free 3D laptop we got our greasy paws all over back in early July? Well, it seems like it's gotten minor moniker makeover for its US debut, and is now the F755. T...
04:29 pm EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget Samsung reveals new Galaxy Tab 10.1 accessories: multimedia dock, HDTV adapter, case, and more
Today's Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 event in NYC wasn't just about software -- okay, it was mostly about software, but the company also unveiled a slew of accessories for its slick Android tablet. High at...
04:12 pm EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget Sony PlayStation Vita clears the FCC hurdle, gets tantailizingly close to US release
That label up there may not look like much, but the WiFi test report shown after the break makes one thing exceptionally clear: Sony's PlayStation Vita just cleared FCC testing. For those unfamiliar w...
04:12 pm EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget Sony PlayStation Vita clears the FCC hurdle, gets tantalizingly close to US release
That label up there may not look like much, but the WiFi test report shown after the break makes one thing exceptionally clear: Sony's PlayStation Vita just cleared FCC testing. For those unfamiliar w...
04:00 pm EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget Engadget's back to school guide 2011: E-readers
Welcome to Engadget's Back to School guide! We know that this time of year can be pretty annoying and stressful for everyone, so we're here to help out with the heartbreaking process of gadget buying ...
03:19 pm EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget Samsung details TouchWiz UX update for Galaxy Tab 10.1, OTA rollout goes public on August 5th
We're headed over as we speak to get an early look at what TouchWiz has in store for Tab 10.1-totin' New Yorkers, but in the meantime, Samsung's served up a laundry list of details (after the break) t...
03:06 pm EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget RIM's BlackBerry Torch 9850 goes official for Sprint and US Cellular
What's a BlackBerry launch without a bit of love for RIM's CDMA partners? Infinite sadness, that's what. While the outfit (understandably) couldn't showcase the BlackBerry Torch 9850 at its London...
03:06 pm EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget RIM's BlackBerry Torch 9850 goes official for Sprint and US Cellular (update: Bold 9930 for Sprint, too!)
What's a BlackBerry launch without a bit of love for RIM's CDMA partners? Infinite sadness, that's what. While the outfit (understandably) couldn't showcase the BlackBerry Torch 9850 at its London...
02:49 pm EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget Wii Fit balance board hack takes a virtual Segway ride around Google's mapped world (video)
You can do a lot in seven hours -- fly coast-to-coast, slow-cook a pot roast, create a Google Maps-navigating, Wii Fit-controlled virtual Segway. Wait, what? Yes, that Nintendo-branded, dust-colle...
02:24 pm EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget Qualcomm overhauls complex naming scheme, introduces simpler Snapdragon levels
Say it with us now: "Huzzah!" For years, Qualcomm's Snapdragon brand has been held back from general understanding by one thing: befuddling model numbers. Hearing about an MSM 8255 doesn't really stic...
02:04 pm EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget OnStar Family Link brings loved ones closer together through vehicle tracking
Add this to the ever-growing list of things we're glad we didn't have back when we were teenagers. GM this week announced the release of Family Link, the latest addition to its OnStar service. The new...
01:42 pm EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget OutRun AR project lets you game and drive at the same time, makes us drool
Cool game, or coolest game ever? That's the question we were asking ourselves when we first came across Garnet Hertz's augmented reality-based OutRun project -- a concept car that weds Sega's clas...
01:22 pm EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget Facebook burns a little cash, buys group messaging and digital book outfit
Facebook gone and done some serious damage to the company credit card, but thankfully, it's being used for more than replacing chimneys and repairing pool liners. Zuck's prized possession has just sna...
01:00 pm EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget Editions iPad app: yet another way to ingest your technology news (and Engadget!)
You've seen us on Flipboard, Boxee, Roku and even the world wide web. And now, you can see even more of us, slotted between some of the world's greatest technology sites in Editions. It's a snazzy new...
12:43 pm EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget Google's Chrome 13 brings 'Instant Pages' to the masses, saves precious seconds of your life
Google just wouldn't be Google if it wasn't wringing out every last iota of performance from its products. The latest Chrome release is no different, ushering Instant Pages out of the dev channel and ...
12:22 pm EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget Blackberry Playbook will run Android apps by 'late fall,' later than expected
RIM previously announced that its Playbook tablet would be able to run Android apps by the summer, but we've just heard something to the contrary. A reliable source told us that this highly anticipate...
11:56 am EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget Korean regulator fines Apple $2,800 over iPhone location tracking controversy
The iPhone location tracking saga took yet another twist today, with South Korea's communications regulatory body ordering Apple Korea to pay three million won (about $2,828) for collecting personal i...
11:19 am EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget FCC measures US wireline advertised broadband speeds, fiber dominates cable and DSL
Ever wonder if the speeds your ISP advertises are actually what you're getting while reloading Engadget all day? The FCC did, and decided to team up with 13 major broadband providers in the US to ...
10:44 am EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget RIM launches three new handsets, Torch 9810, Torch 9860 and Bold 9900, we go hands-on!
Here they are folks. Months after we first got our hands on pre-release Torch and Bold Touch handsets, RIM is finally ready to show off its latest hardware. They're all powered by a 1.2GHz processor, ...
10:44 am EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget RIM launches Blackberry Torch 9810, Torch 9860 and Bold 9900, we go hands-on!
Here they are folks. Months after we first got our hands on pre-release Torch and Bold Touch handsets, RIM is finally ready to show off its latest hardware. They're all powered by a 1.2GHz processor, ...
09:45 am EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget Sprint extends 4G coverage to wholesale
Sprint's 4G service is taking a turn for the wholesale -- the company announced this week that it will be offering up some 4G-packing products to resellers. The list of available products includes the...
09:01 am EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget AT&T to launch BlackBerry Torch 9810 this month, Torch 9860 and Bold 9900 later this year
Research in Motion has had better days -- and years, for that matter -- but it's always had a loyal partner in AT&T, a company that's cranked out BlackBerry products faithfully for the past twelve...
08:54 am EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget RIM launches three new handsets, Torch 9810, Torch 9850 and Bold 9900 -- all running BB OS7
Here they are folks. Months after we first got our hands on a pre-release Torch and Bold Touch handsets, RIM has finally made them official. They're all powered by a 1.2GHz processor, have 768MB of on...
07:59 am EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget Verizon announces Android 3.2 update for Motorola Xoom 3G, available today?
It looks like Motorola Xoom 3G owners will soon be able to reap the same benefits as their WiFi-only brethren, now that Verizon has published more details on a forthcoming Android 3.2 update. Accordin...
07:01 am EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget Huawei Vision smartphone: Android 2.3, 1GHz CPU, unibody construction
Is the world's next showstopping Gingerbread smartphone seriously coming from Huawei? The same company that shocked us all with the S7 Slim tablet (and pulled a similar stunt with the MediaPad) ha...
06:27 am EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget Toshiba is dropping out of Fujitsu Toshiba phones while Hitachi considers exiting the TV biz
Fujitsu Toshiba Mobile Communications has only been in existence as Japan's number two mobile company (behind Sharp) for a short time, but it appears even a decent earnings report wasn't enough for To...
05:11 am EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget Sony unveils its fourth tablet teaser video, Rube Goldberg aficionados rejoice
We still aren't sure what Sony's series of teaser videos for its forthcoming S1 and S2 tablets are really all about. What we do know is that we love the films' cheery soundtracks and the wondrous cont...
04:44 am EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget RIM's BlackBerry Torch 9810 emerges on AT&T's website, touts '4G' capabilities
Well, hello beautiful! Can't say we were expecting to see RIM launch a new BlackBerry this evening, but we're sure there's quite a few of you out there that'll take it. The same BlackBerry Torch 2 tha...
04:01 am EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget Groupme 3.0 goes international and cross-platform, questions everything
Groupme, the little group messaging service that made a bit of a splash at Google I/O, turns 3.0 today. There are some shiny new features on board, including a simpler way to exchange private messages...
02:58 am EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget Best Buy dishing out free Nexus S for one day only, ball and chain included
Have you been looking to get your hands on a nice slice of Gingerbread without totally wrecking your wallet? If so... your time has come. Best Buy has announced that starting tonight (August 2nd) ...
02:39 am EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget UK set to legalize CD and DVD copying for personal use
The fact that it hasn't technically been legal may not have stopped many folks in the UK from ripping their CDs all these years, but it looks like there may soon be a tad less anarchy involved in that...
01:58 am EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget Boingo announces streamlined WiFi data plans with support for any two devices
Boingo's WiFi plans may come in handy for frequent travelers, but they haven't exactly been the most straightforward -- especially if you're using multiple devices. The company's gone some way towards...
01:11 am EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget ASUS' next gen Eee Pad Transformer to pack NVIDIA's quad-core Kal-El, launch this October?
Fan of ASUS' affordable, yet competitively specced Eee Pad Transformer, but still haven't committed your credit to its 10.1-inches? Well, if this bout of rumor-mongering proves true, you might wan...
12:29 am EDT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Engadget Bluetooth keyboard mod resurrects Morse code, offers a helping click to disabled (video)
Morse code may have been pushed aside in the pursuit of higher-tech cryptography, but the old dits and dahs of yore are now finding a repurposed life helping the disabled. Modding outfit Zunkworks has...
11:41 pm EDT - Tue, August 2, 2011
Engadget Zediva's DVD rental service ordered to close shop, Hollywood pops celebratory bubbly
Zediva's loophole-exploiting DVD rental service has just been dealt a lethal blow by Judge John F. Walter. The recent court-ordered preliminary injunction effectively halts the company's ability to re...
11:17 pm EDT - Tue, August 2, 2011
Engadget Motorola Droid Bionic specs revealed: TI OMAP 4430 dual-core CPU, Android 2.3.4 on board
Can't wait to get those mitts on a Droid Bionic, but still wondering what lies beneath? Seems as though the Motorola mobile of mystery can't hold its secrets forever, since the specs of the Bionic...
11:17 pm EDT - Tue, August 2, 2011
Engadget Motorola Droid Bionic specs revealed: TI OMAP 4430 dual-core CPU, Android 2.3.4 on board (update: wrong model number)
Can't wait to get those mitts on a Droid Bionic, but still wondering what lies beneath? Seems as though the Motorola mobile of mystery can't hold its secrets forever, since the specs of the Bionic...
10:48 pm EDT - Tue, August 2, 2011
Engadget FCC hails spectrum alliances with Canada and Mexico, seeks to reduce border conflicts
It's not every day that the FCC enters into new multinational agreements, so you'll have to forgive us for getting excited over the latest communique between Chairman Julius Genachowski and his counte...
10:17 pm EDT - Tue, August 2, 2011
Engadget Move over Skype, calling from Gmail now supports 38 languages and cheaper calls
Kon'nichiwa, hola, and bonjour says Google, as it expands Gmail calling to support a total of 38 languages and four currencies including Euros, British pounds and Canadian / US dolla dolla bills y'all...
09:48 pm EDT - Tue, August 2, 2011
Engadget Apple iCloud and iWork beta for iOS hands-on
We've had a few weeks to get accustomed to iOS 5 and Mac OS X Lion, but one headlining feature has been notably inaccessible since it was unveiled earlier this summer. During his WWDC keynote, Steve J...
09:24 pm EDT - Tue, August 2, 2011
Engadget MetroPCS will begin transition to VoLTE early next year
US carriers were quick to acknowledge their allegiance to Voice over LTE (VoLTE), a 4G VoIP-related technology first demonstrated in February. Ever since that time, however, talk of deployment plans h...
09:00 pm EDT - Tue, August 2, 2011
Engadget OCZ's Z-Drive R4 PCIe SSD offers 2,800MBsec, 500,000 IOPS, plenty of thrills
Hard to believe that we spotted OCZ Technology's original Z-Drive at CeBIT 2009. Just over two full years have passed, and already we've seen the 600MB/sec claims offered on that fellow eclipsed by a ...
08:21 pm EDT - Tue, August 2, 2011
Engadget Who should I follow? Engadget editors on Twitter
Twitter's a rad place to hang and scope out the latest debt ceiling debate or find out what's up with Tiger's ongoing caddy search, but sometimes you just need another place to totally nerd out, you k...
08:08 pm EDT - Tue, August 2, 2011
Engadget RIBA-II healthcare robot now stronger, smarter -- still a bear
RIKEN's original RIBA healthcare robot was already fairly adept at lifting patients while not completely terrifying them but, as is the case with such things, it's now been succeeded by a new and impr...
08:06 pm EDT - Tue, August 2, 2011
Engadget Report: data centers accounted for just 1 to 1.5 percent of electricity use last year, Google claims less than 1 percent of that
You'd think, watching companies like Apple break ground on sprawling data centers, that the number of servers powering our untethered lives was on the rise. In a different decade, you might have been ...
07:43 pm EDT - Tue, August 2, 2011
Engadget RIBA-II healthcare robot now stronger, smarter -- still a bear
RIKEN's original RIBA healthcare robot was already fairly adept at lifting patients while not completely terrifying them but, as is the case with such things, it's now been succeeded by a new and impr...
07:23 pm EDT - Tue, August 2, 2011
Engadget SparkFun launches ProtoSnap, pre-wired Arduino kits for beginners (video)
Looking to get your start in the world of Arduino programming, but having trouble with that whole circuit prototyping thing? Well, the crafty guys and gals at SparkFun have whipped up something th...
06:58 pm EDT - Tue, August 2, 2011
Engadget Iomega Mac Companion Hard Drive offers 3TB of storage and a filling station for your iPad
How to get a hefty new hard drive for your Mac without making your other gadgets jealous? Iomega is offering up a solution with the fairly elegant Mac Companion Hard Drive, a two or three terabyte...
06:31 pm EDT - Tue, August 2, 2011
Engadget AMD's market share tiptoes higher, Intel still ruler of the roost
Intel may still be king of the microprocessing hill, but from the looks of IDC's latest market report, scrappy underdog AMD is starting to claim more of the $9.5 billion dollar pie. The semiconductor ...
06:05 pm EDT - Tue, August 2, 2011
Engadget Portable device can sniff out anthrax in an hour, won't bring the noise
Got some mysterious white powder sitting on your coffee table? A new, suitcase-sized device can tell you whether you've got dandruff, or anthrax. Developed by researchers at Cornell and the Univer...
05:41 pm EDT - Tue, August 2, 2011
Engadget iPhone app makes learning to read music even less appealing (video)
From Paul McCartney to Irving Berling, the list of songwriters who famously never learned to read music before hitting it big is a long one indeed. Why? Because it's a hard, mostly. Of course, the...
04:57 pm EDT - Tue, August 2, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide review
Not too long ago, things were pretty simple in T-Mobile's Android land. For us (the nerds, geeks, power users, early adopters, and other misbegotten social deviants) there was the G series of phones w...
04:35 pm EDT - Tue, August 2, 2011
Engadget Autodesk adds DIY site Instructables to its stable
Autodesk has really decided to embrace the DIY community recently. First the company launched 123D, a free design tool for hobbyists, now it's snatched up Instructables, an online repository for every...
04:00 pm EDT - Tue, August 2, 2011
Engadget Engadget's back to school 2011 sweepstakes: we're giving away $3,000 worth of gear... 15 times!
Back when many of us were gearing up to go back to school, the shopping list was filled with notebooks (the kind without a battery), pens (read: not a stylus), and a few dozen pencils (old-school #2s ...
03:41 pm EDT - Tue, August 2, 2011
Engadget New Android trojan can record phone calls, expose your embarrassing fantasy baseball talk
Mobile malware is nothing new, especially for Android users who have trained themselves to navigate the sometimes shady back alleys of the Market. The fine folks at CA Technologies came across an inte...
03:21 pm EDT - Tue, August 2, 2011
Engadget Verizon LTE-packing HP Compaq Mini CQ10-688nr hitting the retail cloud on August 4th
It's the not the first laptop to sport Verizon Wireless's LTE -- the HP Pavilion dm1-3010nr grabbed that title about a week ago -- but the Compaq Mini CQ10-688nr is being touted by VZW as its first ne...
03:01 pm EDT - Tue, August 2, 2011
Engadget LG launches Nano LED backlit LW9800 HDTVs
While LG's 2011 HDTV lineup has been largely a success so far -- we found a lot to like in the LW5600 we reviewed and quarterly earnings seem to justify its 3D and LED technology -- some wouldn't be s...
02:41 pm EDT - Tue, August 2, 2011
Engadget Cosmo For Guys viral marketing video is a head-turner (video)
We don't know iPad Head Girl's name, or what she really looks like under that clever environment-reflecting helmet. What we do know, however, is that our mama didn't raise us to go stroking people's f...
02:10 pm EDT - Tue, August 2, 2011
Engadget Toshiba unveils MQ01ABD HDD series, packs 1TB on a 9.5mm frame
It's been barely four months since Toshiba introduced its MK7559GSXP -- a tightly-packed, 750GB hard drive that, believe it or not, has already been eclipsed by the MQ01ABD series. Unveiled yesterday,...
01:39 pm EDT - Tue, August 2, 2011
Engadget US Army wants thermally adaptive shirts, less of that nasty B-O
War-making apparel is about functionality just as much as fashion. That's why the US Army is offering a cool $1million in research funds to anyone who can help realize its dream of "thermally responsi...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, August 2, 2011
Engadget WIMM Labs introduces tiny wearable computer platform, we go hands-on
Tablets and smartphones might rule the present, but if you ask the folks at WIMM Labs, the future of data consumption is a one-inch by one-inch square. The Palo Alto startup just revealed its new, wea...
12:15 pm EDT - Tue, August 2, 2011
Engadget Kingston HyperX SSDs now shipping, SandForce-equipped for Hyperspeed
Brace yourselves speed freaks -- Kingston Digital is now shipping its latest 2.5-inch HyperX SSD drives, equipped with 6Gb/sec SATA Rev 3.0 and everyone's favorite SandForce SF-2281 controller. You wa...
11:30 am EDT - Tue, August 2, 2011
Engadget Google IO Galaxy Tabs get Google Movies update, VIP treatment
Lucky enough to snag one of those coveted white Galaxy Tab 10.1s from Google I/O? If so, tablet life is about to get a little bit sweeter. Google Movies is now an update away, making video rentals...
10:26 am EDT - Tue, August 2, 2011
Engadget Canalys: Android rules the smartphone world, Samsung could've done better
Thought Android was killing it in the US? Try the rest of planet Earth, bud. The latest from our friends at Canalys has Google's mobile OS on 48 percent of smartphones worldwide, or nearly one out...
09:33 am EDT - Tue, August 2, 2011
Engadget Pandigital's Nova Android tablet hits Best Buy, explodes for $170
Pandigital has added a new star to its growing galaxy of e-readers, with the Nova Digital Reader -- a seven-inch, Android 2.3-powered slate that looks awfully similar to that eight-inch Super Nova we ...
08:27 am EDT - Tue, August 2, 2011
Engadget Samsung will release Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia despite Apple complaint
Samsung has put out a distinctly unafraid-looking statement declaring that a "Galaxy Tab 10.1 for the Australian market will be released in the near future," despite Apple's attempt to halt sales thro...
07:35 am EDT - Tue, August 2, 2011
Engadget GameStop brings digital download purchases to stores, thus completing the retail circle
In some weird alternative universe, this is how retail is done: you walk into a store, buy a voucher for a digital product, and then download it. It's a model that GameStop is embracing by offering di...
06:49 am EDT - Tue, August 2, 2011
Engadget Honeycomb beta update now available for Logitech Revue, only the intrepid need apply
Logitech Revue users are waking up to some exciting news today, because they can finally run Honeycomb on their TVs -- if they're brave enough to try. As expected, the folks over at GTVHacker have lea...
06:24 am EDT - Tue, August 2, 2011
Engadget Windows Phone changes logo, officially hip to be square
What's in a logo? These days, it's everything -- it's one of the most recognizable symbols a company can have, and it appears Microsoft isn't taking its emblems lightly. Over the course of the pas...
05:40 am EDT - Tue, August 2, 2011
Engadget HP TouchPad gets its first OTA update: webOS 3.0.2 brings performance enhancements, untold joy
It's hitting the airwaves a few hours later than promised, but HP's TouchPad finally has the long-awaited webOS update that early adopters have been clamoring for. Wondering what webOS 3.0.2 brings to...
03:57 am EDT - Tue, August 2, 2011
Engadget Evatran's Plugless Power wireless EV charger gets smaller, conscripts Chevy Volts for testing
When it comes to technology, the old adage of "bigger is better" died a long time ago, so it's not a surprise to see "smaller is smarter" thinking apply to products and prototypes across the board. To...
03:22 am EDT - Tue, August 2, 2011
Engadget Skype for iPad is finally out, bringing voice and video over 3G, WiFi
A native Skype app for the iPad has finally appeared, opening up your Apple slate for voice and video chatting with others on Macs, PCs or even TVs. It's not listed as an update to the existing iOS ap...
03:22 am EDT - Tue, August 2, 2011
Engadget Skype for iPad is finally out (update: hands-on) (update 2: pulled!)
A native Skype app for the iPad has finally appeared, opening up your Apple slate for voice and video chatting with others on Macs, PCs or even TVs. It's not listed as an update to the existing iOS ap...
03:22 am EDT - Tue, August 2, 2011
Engadget Skype for iPad is finally out (update: pulled!)
A native Skype app for the iPad has finally appeared, opening up your Apple slate for voice and video chatting with others on Macs, PCs or even TVs. It's not listed as an update to the existing iOS ap...
03:22 am EDT - Tue, August 2, 2011
Engadget Skype for iPad is finally out (hands-on!)
A native Skype app for the iPad has finally appeared, opening up your Apple slate for voice and video chatting with others on Macs, PCs or even TVs. It's not listed as an update to the existing iOS ap...
02:50 am EDT - Tue, August 2, 2011
Engadget Internet Archive founder wants to collect every book ever published
Not depressed enough yet about the impending death of print? This might help: Brewster Kahle, the fellow behind the Internet Archive, is in the process of gathering together every book ever publis...
02:01 am EDT - Tue, August 2, 2011
Engadget Sony's TV reform to begin 'immediately,' could involve partnering with other firms
It's been a year. Particularly if you're Sony. The same company that's staring at a $171 million price tag due to an unforgettable PSN breach and a gamut of bad news detailed in its most recent earnin...
01:04 am EDT - Tue, August 2, 2011
Engadget Apple launches iCloud and iWork betas, confirms pricing for extra capacity
MobileMe's impending demise just got one step closer, folks. Apple's updated iCloud.com to now sport an official login page with what we're assuming is Cupertino's rendition of a CNC-machined aluminum...
12:23 am EDT - Tue, August 2, 2011
Engadget Getting to know you: Comex, the boy behind iOS' JailbreakMe
See that kid above? That's Nicholas Allegra. He's the hackdom Harry Potter to Apple's Ye-Who-Shall-Not-Jailbreak-Our-Wares, and Forbes managed to sniff him out for a little bold-faced exposé...
11:43 pm EDT - Mon, August 1, 2011
Engadget Wireless Power Consortium launches Qi certification lab, cuts power cords for approved devices
The power of Qi has grown and grown since the wireless charging standard was finalized. With cord cutting becoming more desirable -- and dare we say, de rigeur, for many mobile devices -- the Wireless...
11:07 pm EDT - Mon, August 1, 2011
Engadget Carnegie Mellon researchers use photo-tagging to violate privacy, prove nothing social is sacred
Some people never forget a face and the same, it seems, can be said for the internet. With some off-the-shelf facial recognition software, a connection to the cloud and access to social networking dat...
10:35 pm EDT - Mon, August 1, 2011
Engadget Herschel telescope finds first evidence of oxygen molecules in space
It's not every day that scientists get to say they've found something in space for the first time ever, but astronomers working with the European Space Agency's Herschel Space Observatory announced ju...
09:46 pm EDT - Mon, August 1, 2011
Engadget Nokia and Microsoft hosting special event August 17th, both companies likely to give their vows
Between the "accidental" unveiling of the Sea Ray, the announcement of Fujitsu's Mango device, and the less-than-stellar Q2 Nokia had, it doesn't take a lot of crazy speculation to surmise that Stephe...
09:46 pm EDT - Mon, August 1, 2011
Engadget Nokia and Microsoft hosting special event August 17th (update: no new hardware)
Between the "accidental" unveiling of the Sea Ray, the announcement of Fujitsu's Mango device, and the less-than-stellar Q2 Nokia had, it doesn't take a lot of crazy speculation to surmise that Stephe...
09:14 pm EDT - Mon, August 1, 2011
Engadget Sonos Play:3 review
Sonos may not inspire the sort of high-end audio lust that a company like Polk can, but it doesn't draw the ire of serious audiophiles the way Bose does either. It straddles a fine line between respec...
08:45 pm EDT - Mon, August 1, 2011
Engadget Tokyo Institute of Technology's SOINN robot teaches itself to serve humans (video)
Robots have been replacing more and more human workers for quite some time now, but in most instances they're still just being programmed to perform specific tasks. As evidenced by this bot developed ...
08:19 pm EDT - Mon, August 1, 2011
Engadget German geniuses hit 800Mbps with light bulb WLAN
Last year, Chinese scientists showed off some new old-school tech, transmitting data with blue LEDs that flicker faster than the human eye can perceive. This throwback back to the good ol' days of IR ...
07:55 pm EDT - Mon, August 1, 2011
Engadget Kyocera Echo Gingerbread update now rolling out, may brick handsets
Kyocera may have jumped the gun yesterday with word of the Echo's Gingerbread destiny, but today those Android 2.3.4 goods have been made official. Rolling out to users in the next few weeks, the OTA ...
07:55 pm EDT - Mon, August 1, 2011
Engadget Kyocera Echo Gingerbread update now rolling out, may brick (update: rollout pause)
Kyocera may have jumped the gun yesterday with word of the Echo's Gingerbread destiny, but today those Android 2.3.4 goods have been made official. Rolling out to users in the next few weeks, the OTA ...
07:20 pm EDT - Mon, August 1, 2011
Engadget Motorola Triumph review
When we first laid eyes and hands on Motorola's first Android offering for Virgin Mobile, we were pleasantly surprised. The Triumph proved to be one of the better looking and performing pre-paid hands...
06:58 pm EDT - Mon, August 1, 2011
Engadget 4.5 million fps microscope camera powered by ultra-fast X-ray flash
Remember those rugged gadgets we smashed to bits in super slow-mo? Well that spectacular footage was shot at around 1,500 frames per-second. A new camera system being built for the European XFEL (...
06:29 pm EDT - Mon, August 1, 2011
Engadget Adobe's Edge tool promises Flash-like animation through HTML5
Even as plenty have declared HTML5 adoption the beginning of the end for Adobe's once ubiquitous Flash platform, the company has embraced the web standard, through properties like its Creative Suite a...
06:04 pm EDT - Mon, August 1, 2011
Engadget Verizon Wireless to tie American Express' Serve into mobile numbers, keep your credit card holstered
Good news online shopaholics, your tchotchke-buying ways are getting a couple of enablers in the form of American Express and Verizon Wireless. The two titans of industry have teamed up to integrate A...
05:41 pm EDT - Mon, August 1, 2011
Engadget University of Mississippi hands out Galaxy Tabs to honors students (video)
Being an honors student at the University of Southern Mississippi just got a little more awesome. The college is hooking up its highest performers with brand new Galaxy Tab 10.1s, pre-loaded with soft...
05:41 pm EDT - Mon, August 1, 2011
Engadget University of Southern Mississippi hands out Galaxy Tabs to honors students (video)
Being an honors student at the University of Southern Mississippi just got a little more awesome. The college is hooking up its highest performers with brand new Galaxy Tab 10.1s, pre-loaded with soft...
05:17 pm EDT - Mon, August 1, 2011
Engadget Apple TV streams purchased TV shows -- not just rentals -- from the cloud after update
Don't think Apple's forgotten about its little hobby, as the second generation Apple TV is getting an update today that lets users buy TV shows and stream them (in high definition) directly to the dev...
05:00 pm EDT - Mon, August 1, 2011
Engadget Engadget's back to school guide 2011
Welcome to Engadget's Back to School hub! We know that this time of year can be pretty annoying and stressful for everyone, so we're here to help out with the heartbreaking process of gadget buying fo...
04:30 pm EDT - Mon, August 1, 2011
Engadget Maker Faire pony has Wiimote-controlled indigestion, belches fire (video)
There's a good reason why My Little Pony wasn't marketed to boys. Shown off at the 2011 Maker Faire in Detroit, this animatronic, fire-breathing horsie got to spread a little heat thanks to the Louisv...
04:00 pm EDT - Mon, August 1, 2011
Engadget Engadget's back to school guide 2011: digital cameras
Welcome to Engadget's Back to School guide! We know that this time of year can be pretty annoying and stressful for everyone, so we're here to help out with the heartbreaking process of gadget buying ...
03:40 pm EDT - Mon, August 1, 2011
Engadget Nintendo 3DS titles to get in-game purchasing later this year
Nintendo needs to milk more out of its revenue-generating units -- er, that's us -- in order to reassure anxious investors. Hence Satoru Iwata's mention at a financial Q&A of plans to allow in-gam...
03:20 pm EDT - Mon, August 1, 2011
Engadget PhoneGap 1.0 lets devs write apps for six platforms, WP7 not included (video)
Until now, mobile app developers have followed a pretty predictable MO: develop for iOS first, Android second, and everyone else after that. Since last year, many of you code monkeys out there have be...
03:20 pm EDT - Mon, August 1, 2011
Engadget PhoneGap 1.0 lets devs write apps for seven platforms (video)
Until now, mobile app developers have followed a pretty predictable MO: develop for iOS first, Android second, and everyone else after that. Since last year, many of you code monkeys out there have be...
03:00 pm EDT - Mon, August 1, 2011
Engadget Nokia goes with a numbers-only naming scheme, thinks the alphabet is hard
There had been rumblings that Nokia was going to switch up its naming scheme and ditch the letter prefixes. Today, with the launch of the Nokia 500 (previously known as the Fate) that shift in convent...
02:40 pm EDT - Mon, August 1, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson's tiny Xperia Mini and Mini Pro on sale now in Taiwan
They've been announced, manhandled (by us and the FCC), and now they're finally on sale... in Taiwan. That's right, some of the first folks to put Sony Ericsson's latest Android phones in their pocket...
02:40 pm EDT - Mon, August 1, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson's tiny Xperia Mini and Mini Pro on sale now in Taiwan and Hong Kong
They've been announced, manhandled (by us and the FCC), and now they're finally on sale... in Taiwan and Hong Kong. That's right, some of the first folks to put Sony Ericsson's latest Android phones i...
02:18 pm EDT - Mon, August 1, 2011
Engadget Seagate's GoFlex Satellite HDD invites Android users to its media streaming party
When we took a look at Seagate's GoFlex Satellite back in May, we recommended that non-iOS buyers hold off until the company rolled out an app for different operating systems. Android users take note,...
01:54 pm EDT - Mon, August 1, 2011
Engadget Vinci tablet for babies goes up for pre-order, prepares to be hurled across the playroom
When some of us were tots, there was one family computer, and we were lucky if we got our sticky little fingers on it while we were still in diapers. Times have changed, though, and for some parents, ...
01:28 pm EDT - Mon, August 1, 2011
Engadget Bedphones put tunes in your ears, won't come between you and your pillow
There are two types of people in this world -- those who need absolute silence to sleep, and those who need background noise to carry them off to sleepy land. Unfortunately, when these people share a ...
01:00 pm EDT - Mon, August 1, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales halted in Australia by Apple suit
The latest twist in the on-going Apple / Samsung patent soap opera is a doozy, particularly for Android fans Down Under. Samsung will not be advertising or selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia, at...
12:00 pm EDT - Mon, August 1, 2011
Engadget ViewSonic reveals 24-inch V3D245 3D monitor, ships this month for $500
Still lookin' for that perfect 3D display, are you? ViewSonic would be absolutely thrilled to make your short list, with the 24-inch V3D245 making its debut this morning. Unsurprisingly, this one'...
12:00 pm EDT - Mon, August 1, 2011
Engadget Xcom Global's Euro SIM solves your European data conundrum: $13 per day, works in 40 countries
Say it with us: Hallelujah! It's a problem that BMW European Delivery owners (not to mention gap-year backpackers and generic business travelers) have had for eons, and while the EU seems to have the ...
11:19 am EDT - Mon, August 1, 2011
Engadget Verbatim Store 'n' Go USB 3.0 hard drives add color to your otherwise drab storage needs
Our parents always taught us that it's what's on the inside that counts -- and that's why we don't ever take them hard drive shopping with us. Sure these Store 'n' Go drives are pretty standard 500GB ...
10:16 am EDT - Mon, August 1, 2011
Engadget HTC Desire Gingerbread update available, excludes US and comes with long list of caveats
First off, if you own the North American variant of this handset then you're out of luck. Likewise, Japanese, South Korean and some German handsets are also excluded. Still here? Okay then, but yo...
09:15 am EDT - Mon, August 1, 2011
Engadget Foxconn wants 1 million new workers, must be robotic
We saw this coming when we met FRIDA, and now it's apparently happening. According to Xinhuanet, Foxconn's founder and chairman chose a workers' party last Friday night to reveal plans for a surge in ...
09:15 am EDT - Mon, August 1, 2011
Engadget Foxconn wants one million new workers, must be robotic
We saw this coming when we met FRIDA, and now it's apparently happening. According to Xinhuanet, Foxconn's founder and chairman chose a workers' party last Friday night to reveal plans for a surge in ...
09:01 am EDT - Mon, August 1, 2011
Engadget Wireless snooping WASP drone knows you want extra jalapeos, no sliced tomato
This fearsome contraption is the handiwork of a couple of amateur DEFCON-types who reckoned that any self-respecting spy plane ought to be able to impersonate cellphone towers. And that's exactly what...
07:34 am EDT - Mon, August 1, 2011
Engadget ASUS Eee Slider update: 16GB gone, 32GB model in September, 3G edition in 2012
You know, it wouldn't even bother us if it didn't look so amazing. But alas, the Eee Slider from ASUS is easily one of the most anticipated Honeycomb tablets around, and our unending love for the sinc...
07:34 am EDT - Mon, August 1, 2011
Engadget ASUS Eee Slider update: 32GB model in September, 3G edition in 2012
You know, it wouldn't even bother us if it didn't look so amazing. But alas, the Eee Slider from ASUS is easily one of the most anticipated Honeycomb tablets around, and our unending love for the sinc...
05:50 am EDT - Mon, August 1, 2011
Engadget PlayStation Vita out in October, says Blockbuster UK flyer
Blockbuster may have had its share of trouble here in the States, but that doesn't mean its British brother isn't doing well enough to have (and leak) a big-shot release date or two. According to a fl...
04:01 am EDT - Mon, August 1, 2011
Engadget Ford bringing SYNC systems to base trim levels, drops from $395 to $295
Ford's been pushing SYNC in its autos since 2007, but you wouldn't have known it had you opted for the base trim level on your ride. Thankfully for those who appreciate the basics, that's a-changing. ...
04:01 am EDT - Mon, August 1, 2011
Engadget Best Buy launches Insignia connected TVs with DVR-less TiVo
Right on schedule, Best Buy's announced it's good and ready to ship two Insignia-branded connected televisions with TiVo's UI -- minus the whole DVR thing, that is. The two 1080p sets, available in 32...
03:27 am EDT - Mon, August 1, 2011
Engadget Kyocera Echo Gingerbread update bringing WiFi calling, NFC support?
Um, okay? Hot on the heels of rumors that Kyocera's Echo would see its first major Android update on August 1st, in flies an updated page over at the company's own website detailing the impending ...
03:27 am EDT - Mon, August 1, 2011
Engadget Kyocera Echo Gingerbread update bringing WiFi calling, NFC support? (update: sadly not)
Um, okay? Hot on the heels of rumors that Kyocera's Echo would see its first major Android update on August 1st, in flies an updated page over at the company's own website detailing the impending ...
02:53 am EDT - Mon, August 1, 2011
Engadget How would you change RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook?
RIM's 7-inch PlayBook may be lovely to hold, and that gesture area along the bezel is downright genius, but the QNX-powered slate hasn't had the easiest time taking on the likes of Samsung's Galaxy Ta...
01:07 am EDT - Mon, August 1, 2011
Engadget WD's 9.5mm Scorpio Blue 1TB laptop hard drive gets benchmarked
These days, it's hard to shake the urge to pop a solid state drive into your next laptop, but even if you're down with dropping the requisite coin, the restrictive capacity choices may make it darn ne...
11:32 pm EDT - Sun, July 31, 2011
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: photovoltaic trees, a mind-reading Prius bike and solar-powered garb
The summer sun shined a light on several breakthrough solar technologies this week at Inhabitat as Semprius unveiled a powerful micro photovoltaic cell that can fit on a pinhead, and MIT developed a s...
10:00 pm EDT - Sun, July 31, 2011
Engadget Switched On: Desktop divergence
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.Last week's Switched On discussed how Lion's feature set could be perceived differently by new users or those coming fr...
08:38 pm EDT - Sun, July 31, 2011
Engadget Rovi hits Hulu with patent infringement lawsuit
Mo money, mo problems, right Hulu? Seems it, considering the newly up-for-sale content hub has just been slapped with a patent infringement suit. This latest bit of intellectual property beef cent...
07:01 pm EDT - Sun, July 31, 2011
Engadget Microsoft crowns 20 winners in Mango app contest, losers go home fruitless
We thought Mango's nectar was already pretty damn sweet, but a group of young developers recently took up the challenge to make the next generation Windows Phone 7 experience even more delicious. Foll...
05:28 pm EDT - Sun, July 31, 2011
Engadget Logitech officially drops Revue price to $99 today, clarifies 'more returns than sales' remark
Google TV not worth 300 bones to ya? How's about a cool Benjamin? As promised, Logitech has slashed the price of its Revue set-top box from $299 to $99 on its own site and at retailers like Be...
04:00 pm EDT - Sun, July 31, 2011
Engadget LG Optimus 3D review
Cilantro might be the most polarizing thing on this planet. Some people can't eat a fish taco without it, others cry frothy tears of dishsoap at its mere mention. The same may well be true of the LG O...
02:06 pm EDT - Sun, July 31, 2011
Engadget LG's Thrill 4G rumored launch pushed back to August 21st?
Good old Radio Shack just can't seem to keep its hands on internal memos. A little over a week ago, we were treated to a pair of leaked documents, slating an August 7th rollout for the LG Thrill 4G, a...
11:03 am EDT - Sun, July 31, 2011
Engadget Iceland's crowdsourced constitution submitted for approval, Nyan Cat takes flight over Reykjavik
A committee of 25 Icelanders submitted the first draft of a rewritten constitution to the country's parliamentary speaker Friday, and despite our recommendations, Rebecca Black was conspicuously absen...
07:57 am EDT - Sun, July 31, 2011
Engadget Judge shoots down Personal Audio's second Apple infringement case
Talk about swift justice. It's been less than a week since we reported on Personal Audio's second infringement suit against Apple, and an East Texas judge has already put an end to the litigation. In ...
04:48 am EDT - Sun, July 31, 2011
Engadget Netflix plugin for ChromeOS hits v1.0.2, is an official release around the corner?
When Google Chromebooks started arriving without the Netflix streaming we'd been promised we were predictably bummed, but that may be rectified soon. While Chromebook owners attuned to beta channel up...
02:29 am EDT - Sun, July 31, 2011
Engadget Ask Engadget: what's the best deal in prepaid wireless?
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 Alejandro, who's looking to cas...
01:06 am EDT - Sun, July 31, 2011
Engadget Orange Switzerland is expecting Nokia's N9 on September 15th
Release date info for Nokia's sweet slab of Meego has been scarce, but now Orange Switzerland's webpage announces the N9 is coming its way September 15th. Last month Swedish carrier 3 Group promised i...