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11:24 pm EDT - Thu, September 29, 2011
Engadget Harman Kardon's MS 150 speaker dock supports multiple devices, $600 pricetag (video)
Some folks get along just dandy with an iPod and a speaker dock, but if you need a rig that'll handle more sources, Harman Kardon hopes to have you covered with MS 150 -- which bears more than a passi...
10:37 pm EDT - Thu, September 29, 2011
Engadget India caps text messages to curb telemarketing, Desi teens plot mutiny
SMS-based telemarketing is a serious problem in India -- so serious, in fact, that the government has decided to crack down in a pretty severe way. As of this week, every Indian mobile user or company...
10:11 pm EDT - Thu, September 29, 2011
Engadget Psystar loses appeal in battle with Apple, told to ditch Mac clones for-ev-ver
We're sure Psystar, its lawyers and its tens of fans, didn't really expect to win the appeal it filed following the permanent injunction handed down against its commercial hackintoshes, but you can't ...
09:46 pm EDT - Thu, September 29, 2011
Engadget Spotify users get a 'private listening' mode, Facebook account still required
It may not be addressing complaints from those bemoaning the need for a Facebook account in the first place, but Spotify is now at least giving folks an easy way to listen to what they like without br...
09:18 pm EDT - Thu, September 29, 2011
Engadget Seven-inch Huawei tablet headed to T-Mobile, priced at $200 on contract?
It looks like T-Mobile is getting a seven-inch stablemate for the incoming Galaxy Tab 10.1. According to these shots from TmoNews, Huawei's dual-core MediaPad will arrive in magenta clothing, though b...
08:56 pm EDT - Thu, September 29, 2011
Engadget HTC Holiday spotted sunning itself on Australian shores
Australian carrier Telstra has revealed this 4.5-inch colossus from HTC, and the above picture from CNET shows it's likely to arrive under its Holiday moniker. This is the first LTE smartphone announc...
08:35 pm EDT - Thu, September 29, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Podcast, live at 5:00PM ET!
With Tim out of town on another exciting mission, Brian has recruited Engadget HD host Richard Lawler and first time guest Terrence O'Brien for this week's episode. Join us live tonight at 5PM ET.Cont...
08:16 pm EDT - Thu, September 29, 2011
Engadget Microsoft announces new $10 Zune Music Pass, expands service to Canada
It may not enjoy quite the same level of buzz that the likes of Spotify, Rdio and MOG have been basking in lately, but Microsoft's Zune service is still kicking, and the company's now working to make ...
07:57 pm EDT - Thu, September 29, 2011
Engadget ZTE Smart Tab 10 makes its way through FCC with Vodafone branding
Just three days ago, the ZTE Smart Tab 7 strolled through the FCC, flashing a Google-branded tramp stamp, and now its older sibling, the Smart Tab 10, is following suit. The probable 10-incher isn't r...
07:35 pm EDT - Thu, September 29, 2011
Engadget Dell confirms XPS 14z will go on sale in the US in the 'coming weeks'
Remember that XPS 14z Dell teased at IFA? Yeah, well, it's coming soon. As in, "the coming weeks" soon. The company just confirmed it's on the cusp of shipping here in the states, and while the outfit...
07:13 pm EDT - Thu, September 29, 2011
Engadget iPhone 5 cases and realistic unibody dummy show off incredible slimness
While we're only five days away from finding out the true appearance of the next-generation iPhone, our good friends over at BENM.AT went ahead and crafted their very own unibody dummy using CAD drawi...
06:53 pm EDT - Thu, September 29, 2011
Engadget Kobo's Vox Android tablet appears online briefly, gets Canadian release date and pricing
A day after another little-known e-reader manufacturer announced a tablet, a new Android slate from Kobo made a brief online appearance on Future Shop's site, only to be quickly taken down. According ...
06:34 pm EDT - Thu, September 29, 2011
Engadget Iceland gets a data center to call its own, still believes in fairies
You say Iceland, we immediately think Eyjafjallajokull -- and no, we haven't had a narcoleptic collapse upon these very keys. It's been over a year since that volcano swept the headlines and interrupt...
06:14 pm EDT - Thu, September 29, 2011
Engadget IRL: Sony NEX-C3, Garmin Forerunner 110 and the Elgato Turbo.264 HD
Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment.It's been a h...
05:55 pm EDT - Thu, September 29, 2011
Engadget Microsoft reportedly adding video from Comcast, Verizon, HBO Go and others to Xbox Live
Microsoft announced new integration with live TV as a part of the Xbox 360's fall update during E3 earlier this year, but didn't name any US pay-TV partners at the time. Now, anonymous rumors recently...
05:34 pm EDT - Thu, September 29, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S available now on Vodafone UK
Can't wait for your high-speed Xperia Arc upgrade? Well, you'll be glad to hear that Vodafone's Xperia Arc S page has now gone live, and we've confirmed with the UK phone network that the curvy smartp...
05:15 pm EDT - Thu, September 29, 2011
Engadget HTC Holiday hits the FCC, ready to deliver AT&T's LTE to 3-percent of Americans
We're not sure how much longer it'll be before the tiny fraction of Americans that can take advantage of AT&T's LTE network will actually be able to put the HTC Holiday in their hands, but we imag...
04:52 pm EDT - Thu, September 29, 2011
Engadget Softbank takes Dell Streak Pro 101DL by the hand, plans January 2012 coming out party (video)
Dell Streak Pro 101DL. Just rolls off the tongue, doesn't it? Clumsy naming aside, this power-laden handset's just been officially outed by Japanese carrier Softbank, where'll it bow sometime next Jan...
04:29 pm EDT - Thu, September 29, 2011
Engadget iPhone 5 to have 21Mbps HSPA+ data? China Unicom says so
We know that Apple won't be unveiling its next superphone for a few more days, but we may have a tasty tidbit about the iPhone 5 ahead of schedule. So the story goes, China Unicom's Deputy Director Hu...
04:00 pm EDT - Thu, September 29, 2011
Engadget Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet review
When Lenovo announced a pair of Android tablets this summer, we didn't even pretend it was the IdeaPad K1 we were most jazzed about. Sure, it was exciting to see Lenovo enter the Android tablet market...
03:35 pm EDT - Thu, September 29, 2011
Engadget Google to build a trio of data centers in Asia, earmarks $200 million for expansion
IT specialists in Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong better start polishing their resumes, because Google is rolling into town. Yesterday, Big G announced plans to build a brand new data center in each o...
03:02 pm EDT - Thu, September 29, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile joins Verizon to support Samsung in Apple patent lawsuit
Verizon was the first carrier to come to Samsung's defense in the company's patent dispute with Apple, but it's not the last. As Reuters reports today, T-Mobile has now also sided with Samsung in the ...
02:41 pm EDT - Thu, September 29, 2011
Engadget Sony to stop paying for movie theater 3D glasses, theater owners fire back
As if going to the movies wasn't getting expensive enough, now theater owners and studios are fighting over the cost of 3D glasses -- again. Sony Pictures sent out a letter indicating that starting in...
02:18 pm EDT - Thu, September 29, 2011
Engadget Skype 2.5 for Android brings video calls to 14 new devices, including Honeycomb tablets
...And then there were 41.Oh, sorry, we're talking about Android devices here. Specifically ones that support video calling over Skype. With the update to version 2.5, the VoIP service has tacked on a...
01:55 pm EDT - Thu, September 29, 2011
Engadget Sharp's Aquos Phone 102SH brings 3D qHD display, 12 megapixel CMOS sensor to Japan
Just a few days after unveiling the waterproof IS13SH, Sharp has come out with yet another beastly submersible, known as the Aquos Phone 102SH. Juiced by a 1GHz TI OMAP 4430 CPU, this Gingerbread-coat...
01:55 pm EDT - Thu, September 29, 2011
Engadget Sharp's Aquos Phone 102SH brings 3D 720p display, 12 megapixel CMOS sensor to Japan
Just a few days after unveiling the waterproof IS13SH, Sharp has come out with yet another beastly submersible, known as the Aquos Phone 102SH. Juiced by a 1GHz TI OMAP 4430 CPU, this Gingerbread-coat...
01:31 pm EDT - Thu, September 29, 2011
Engadget Sprint set to end Bill to Account program on October 5th, all equipment must be purchased outright
Sprint's the last of the big four national carriers to offer a Bill to Account program, which allows equipment purchases to be billed directly to the customer's account (provided they're in good stand...
01:08 pm EDT - Thu, September 29, 2011
Engadget ASUS announces Ivy Bridge PCI-Express motherboards, for early early-adopters
If you get your jollies from things like procuring motherboards months before compatible chips are released, then boy have we some good news for you! ASUS is releasing three PCI-Express 3.0 enabled mo...
12:45 pm EDT - Thu, September 29, 2011
Engadget LaCie's LaPlug turns your USB HDD into a network storage device, for LaPrice of $75 (video)
LaCie has always taken an understated approach to its lineup of boxy network storage devices, and the LaPlug is no different. With this little guy sitting in your living room, you can wirelessly share...
12:22 pm EDT - Thu, September 29, 2011
Engadget HTC Sensation Z710t becomes first smartphone to offer ST-Ericsson's NovaThor SoC
There's a new Sensation on the block that'll be making its way to China Mobile, but rather than rehashing more of the same, this release marks the first smartphone to place ST-Ericsson's NovaThor SoC ...
12:00 pm EDT - Thu, September 29, 2011
Engadget Life of George melds Legos with iOS for 'digital-to-physical' gameplay, captures our hearts
There isn't much that can't be done with some Mindstorming and plenty of Legos, so color us intrigued by the Lego Group's new game, Life of George. Using a free EyeCue-enabled iOS app, players are tas...
12:00 pm EDT - Thu, September 29, 2011
Engadget Life of George melds Lego bricks with iOS for 'digital-to-physical' gameplay, captures our hearts
There isn't much that can't be done with some Mindstorming and plenty of Legos, so color us intrigued by the Lego Group's new game, Life of George. Using a free EyeCue-enabled iOS app, players are tas...
11:36 am EDT - Thu, September 29, 2011
Engadget Huawei Honor gets video run-through, manages to hold the mobile court's attention
Sure, it may not grab headlines like a new iPhone or Google phone but that's not to say we're utterly uninterested in seeing a bit more of Huawei's forthcoming top-drawer handset. Now confirmed to pla...
10:42 am EDT - Thu, September 29, 2011
Engadget The Nokia contraction continues: 3,500 further job losses and more on the horizon
Nokia always said there'd be "substantial reductions in employment" but it's still brutal to see it happen. The manufacturer just revealed it intends to close its massive manufacturing plant in Cluj, ...
09:45 am EDT - Thu, September 29, 2011
Engadget Long live the Samsung Taylor: prototype device to receive Mango?
Keep looking at Microsoft's "where's my Windows Phone update" page, concerned that Mango may never make it to your WP7 device? You may be comforted to hear that even the Samsung Taylor -- the beta dev...
08:58 am EDT - Thu, September 29, 2011
Engadget India's $35 tablet said to ship in October, do dreams really come true?
This mysterious $35 tablet has broken our hearts, crushed our fantasies and even made unicorns cry with delay after delay. Today, HRD Minister Kapil Sibal assured us that the much anticipated slate wi...
08:00 am EDT - Thu, September 29, 2011
Engadget HTC Explorer now official, we go hands-on
This little soldier carries the big responsibility of extending HTC's dominance to the budget end of the Android spectrum, and it must achieve this mission with only a bare minimum of weaponry: a 3.2-...
08:00 am EDT - Thu, September 29, 2011
Engadget HTC Explorer now official, we go hands-on (updated)
This little soldier carries the big responsibility of extending HTC's dominance to the budget end of the Android spectrum, and it must achieve this mission with only a bare minimum of weaponry: a 3.2-...
07:15 am EDT - Thu, September 29, 2011
Engadget Flickr unveils Android app, introduces real-time Photo Session feature (video)
The Android community may be awaiting its very own Instagram app, but at least Flickr has now stepped up to fill the void. Yesterday, the photo-sharing service unveiled its very first Android app, alo...
06:12 am EDT - Thu, September 29, 2011
Engadget RIM details Android compatibility, apps written with NDK see Canadian visas declined
While you're undoubtedly aware that the PlayBook will gain the ability to run Android apps at some point, RIM's come clean with specifics as to which ones will run on the biggest BlackBerry. According...
05:06 am EDT - Thu, September 29, 2011
Engadget OWC updates its Mercury Extreme Pro 3G SSD lineup, offers 30GBs for just $68
Say hello to Other World Computing's latest 2.5-inch SSD, the 30GB variant of its Mercury Extreme Pro 3G series (3Gb/s, of course). This SandForce-driven SSD may not have loads of storage, but priced ...
04:01 am EDT - Thu, September 29, 2011
Engadget Plantronics intros Marque M155, its lightest Bluetooth headset for smartphone users
Along with providing hands-free convenience for mobile users on-the-go, Bluetooth headsets serve a fine purpose for crazies, giving them something to point to when they're rambling incoherently to the...
03:11 am EDT - Thu, September 29, 2011
Engadget Gibson's Firebird X robot guitar finally ready to ship after a very, very long delay
Like the Droid Bionic of the guitar world, the Firebird X was announced almost a year ago, packed with piles of impressive technology, and delayed so many times that practically everyone forgot it exi...
02:05 am EDT - Thu, September 29, 2011
Engadget Panasonic shows us its softer side, intros trio of high-tech robotic helpers
The infirm in Japan have nothing to fear when it comes to assisted care -- except maybe for a robot revolt. From the land that gave us the robo-care bear, comes three new compassionate tech solutions ...
01:08 am EDT - Thu, September 29, 2011
Engadget Disney launches two new Android smartphones, mouse ears not included
Mickey's ditching the steamboat and giving up Fantasia in pursuit of all things mobile as Disney launches the DM011SH and DM010SH -- joining the company's other Android offering. The 4-inch 3D capable...
12:02 am EDT - Thu, September 29, 2011
Engadget Toshiba prepping new 560Mbps TransferJet chip
So, TransferJet hasn't exactly taken off the way many had hoped, especially Sony which crammed the wireless tech into CyberShot cameras and Memory Sticks. But some, like Toshiba, are still holding on ...
11:16 pm EDT - Wed, September 28, 2011
Engadget Kyocera Duramax ready to kickoff Sprint's Direct Connect service on October 2nd for $70
All of the hullabaloo about Sprint's new CDMA-based Direct Connect service was not for naught, as the Now Network has finally confirmed that it will indeed be launching in a limited number of markets ...
10:43 pm EDT - Wed, September 28, 2011
Engadget Star Trek: The Next Generation is coming to Blu-ray, starting in 2012 (video)
It's official, Star Trek: The Next Generation will follow the lead of the original series and be released in remastered HD form next year. The official site reveals 2012 will actually see two TNG rele...
10:03 pm EDT - Wed, September 28, 2011
Engadget a-JAYS One+ earbuds bring in-line remote, Swedish flair to your smartphone experience
JAYS has been dishing out slick looking audio gear for years, but before now it only offered models with inline remotes compatible with iDevices. Good thing the new a-JAYS One+ has arrived to bri...
09:23 pm EDT - Wed, September 28, 2011
Engadget Ice Cream Sandwich gets a two-minute tour, courtesy of a lucky eBay shopper (video)
The one Android update to rule them all -- better known as Ice Cream Sandwich -- is penciled in for an official launch sometime in the next two months, so it's only natural for some shots to leak out....
08:41 pm EDT - Wed, September 28, 2011
Engadget Motorola Xoom 4G LTE upgrade process begins tomorrow, new tablets on sale October 13th
Verizon's dangled a 4G LTE upgrade carrot in the noses of the Xoom-adopting hordes from the start. Now, it appears the carrier's ready to make good on that promise. Starting tomorrow, current owners o...
08:10 pm EDT - Wed, September 28, 2011
Engadget HTC Hero S coming to US Cellular next month alongside Wildfire S and Flyer
Guess what's officially on its way to US Cellular in October? The headline probably gave you a pretty good clue -- it's the HTC Hero S. And it's not coming alone: apparently the new device is big enou...
07:37 pm EDT - Wed, September 28, 2011
Engadget iFixit busts Apple's Thunderbolt Display wide open, no creamy center inside
It's been more than two months since Apple unveiled its Thunderbolt Display, and the gadget sadists over at iFixit are just getting around to picking the thing apart -- quite literally. So what has th...
06:53 pm EDT - Wed, September 28, 2011
Engadget Skype update for iOS adds anti-shake, Bluetooth connectivity and ads for freeloaders
Skype's latest app upgrade brings a few substantial features, some good, one not so. Alongside a new anti-shake video call function (limited to the iPhone's back-facing camera), you can now pair Bluet...
06:31 pm EDT - Wed, September 28, 2011
Engadget Mitsubishi Electric to build world's fastest elevator, usher in the death of small talk
Cheer up, ladies, because Mitsubishi Electric is about to make your elevator ride substantially less awkward. Yesterday, the company unveiled plans to construct what it hopes will become the world's f...
06:12 pm EDT - Wed, September 28, 2011
Engadget A DIY Arduino watch that's actually wearable, still won't win you points with the ladies
Here's a little fashion secret: it's all about the details. Wear cheap square-toe shoes with that $5,000 custom-made suit and people will notice. The same is true of a watch. Your timepiece can say a ...
05:49 pm EDT - Wed, September 28, 2011
Engadget Zeo Mobile turns phones into a sleep clinic, aids in advanced Power Rangers dreaming
Much like hope, love and Coconut M&Ms, sleep is one of those things that is both hard to live with and impossible to live without. But unlike the first three, it's evidently possible to throw math...
05:25 pm EDT - Wed, September 28, 2011
Engadget MetroPCS takes a good look in the mirror, unveils the LG Esteem
It's easy to get caught up in the wireless major leaguers legal kerfuffles, but let's not forget the little guy. MetroPCS is shipping out a "chic," second LTE handset to surf along its contractless ra...
05:04 pm EDT - Wed, September 28, 2011
Engadget ASUS TOUGH 7-inch Honeycomb tablet lands in Japan ready for some corporate abuse
Not content with offering up merely modular Android tablets, ASUS has revealed a new seven-inch tablet that's water and dust resistant -- perfect for a spot of bath-time browsing or... desert rallying...
04:39 pm EDT - Wed, September 28, 2011
Engadget Amazon Kindle family portrait
And golly, don't they look proud. On the left, the new $99 Kindle Touch. On the right, the new $79 Kindle. And, in the middle, the $199 Kindle Fire tablet. So, which would you rather? If you need more...
04:35 pm EDT - Wed, September 28, 2011
Engadget Amazon Kindle (2011) impressions
Price was one of the reoccurring themes at today's Amazon event in New York City, and nowhere was that factor more present than with the new Kindle. At $79, this truly is an entry level device, and ce...
04:10 pm EDT - Wed, September 28, 2011
Engadget Amazon Kindle Touch impressions (video)
One of the three major devices launched at today's Amazon event, the Kindle Touch is aimed firmly at the latest touchscreen Nook and Kobo devices. Like those readers, the new Kindle is based around an...
04:08 pm EDT - Wed, September 28, 2011
Engadget Is a 10-inch Kindle Fire coming? Amazon says 'stay tuned'
We already knew to expect a 7-incher today, and that's exactly what we got in the Kindle Fire. We just asked Amazon Kindle vice president (and thinking man) Russ Grandinetti when we might expect a lar...
04:06 pm EDT - Wed, September 28, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 coming to T-Mobile
See that there? That's confirmation from T-Mobile USA that it'll be stocking the Galaxy Tab 10.1 soon. Unfortunately, there's no word on whether the model it hawks will boast a WWAN module (or if it's...
03:44 pm EDT - Wed, September 28, 2011
Engadget Kindle Fire vs. BlackBerry PlayBook... Fight!
How much does the Kindle Fire look like the PlayBook? it looks this much like the PlayBook.Gallery: Kindle Fire vs. BlackBerry PlayBookKindle Fire vs. BlackBerry PlayBook... Fight! originally appeared...
03:43 pm EDT - Wed, September 28, 2011
Engadget Amazon discounts 'original' 6-inch Kindle Keyboard: now starting at $99
Ready for another new Kindle name to remember? Here it comes! "Kindle Keyboard." That's the name that was bestowed upon the tried-and-true 6-incher today after Bezos unwrapped a touchscreen model and ...
03:25 pm EDT - Wed, September 28, 2011
Engadget Amazon Kindle Fire impressions
Alas, we've not been able to get our hands on Amazon's diminutive new 7-inch, $199 Kindle Fire tablet just yet, but we were treated to a lengthy demo of the thing courtesy of an Amazon rep, answering ...
03:25 pm EDT - Wed, September 28, 2011
Engadget Amazon Kindle Fire impressions (video)
Alas, we've not been able to get our hands on Amazon's diminutive new 7-inch, $199 Kindle Fire tablet just yet, but we were treated to a lengthy demo of the thing courtesy of an Amazon rep, answering ...
03:04 pm EDT - Wed, September 28, 2011
Engadget Microsoft and Samsung sitting in a tree, patent s-h-a-r-i-n-g
Microsoft put on its nicest suit when it invited Samsung to the patent-licensing barn dance. Whatever it whispered as the two snuggled close during the slow jams about rescuing the Korean giant from t...
02:56 pm EDT - Wed, September 28, 2011
Engadget Amazon Silk browser spins a faster mobile web, courtesy of cloud servers (video)
Part of Amazon's new Kindle Fire pitch is its promise of Amazon Silk -- a "split browser" exclusive to the tablet that gets the heavy lifting done on its EC2 cloud servers and promises faster access a...
02:15 pm EDT - Wed, September 28, 2011
Engadget Amazon launches Kindle Touch and Touch 3G: starts at $99, ships November 21st
Oddly enough, the Kindle Fire already feels like yesterday's news. Why? Because Amazon won't stop launching new products. Jeff Bezos just revealed the Kindle Touch here in New York City, noting that t...
02:01 pm EDT - Wed, September 28, 2011
Engadget Amazon reveals $79 Kindle, ships today!
As if a $199 Kindle Fire wasn't enough, Amazon's also launching a Kindle e-reader that'll dip below triple-digits for the first time. You heard right -- a $79 Kindle. According to Bloomberg Businesswe...
01:55 pm EDT - Wed, September 28, 2011
Engadget Live from Amazon's tablet event in NYC!
Okay, so we don't know that we'll be seeing a tablet (or two) today, but that's what we're expecting, and regardless we're eager to see what the company has in store for us. We're getting settled in a...
01:42 pm EDT - Wed, September 28, 2011
Engadget Amazon Kindle Fire tablet unveiled: Android-based, 7-inch display, $199 price tag
Okay, so it wasn't much of a surprise, but Amazon finally has a tablet, and as expected its name picks up where the Kindle left off: Fire. Of course, rumors of an Amazon tablet date back to this time ...
01:31 pm EDT - Wed, September 28, 2011
Engadget Scientists build digital cerebellum for Roborat: to protect, serve and spook
You'd be forgiven if talk about Cyborg Rats made you think about precision gaming mice, but in this case we're yapping about the real thing. A team from Tel Aviv University has found a way to restore ...
01:07 pm EDT - Wed, September 28, 2011
Engadget Lightsquared signs deal with AirTouch, creates its first MVNO
LightSquared added another name to its list of allies yesterday, with a wholesale agreement allowing AirTouch products to dabble in the world of wireless. The phone manufacturer, which makes telecom d...
12:45 pm EDT - Wed, September 28, 2011
Engadget OCZ Z-Drive R4 review roundup: this is what 2,800MBs looks like
Assuming your local laws give you permission to drool, you might want to smack your lips and read on for some expert verdicts of OCZ's enterprise-level 2.8GB/s Z-Drive R4 PCIe SSD. If your statutory p...
12:26 pm EDT - Wed, September 28, 2011
Engadget PSA: Force Windows Phone 7.5 Mango to update, right now
Windows Phone 7.5 has officially landed, but unless you're among a fortunate few, Redmond's tropical getaway might seem like only a twinkle on the horizon. In a wild turn of events, we've now stumbled...
12:01 pm EDT - Wed, September 28, 2011
Engadget Google drops cloud computing lawsuit against US Department of the Interior
Last year, Google filed a lawsuit against the US Department of the Interior, on allegations that the government unfairly awarded a $59 million cloud computing contract to Microsoft without conducting ...
11:28 am EDT - Wed, September 28, 2011
Engadget Ferroelectric transistor memory could run on 99% less power than flash
We've been keeping an optimistic eye on the progress of Ferroelectric Random Access Memory (FeRAM) for a few years now, not least because it offers the tantalizing promise of 1.6GB/s read and write sp...
11:28 am EDT - Wed, September 28, 2011
Engadget Ferroelectric transistor memory could run on 99 percent less power than flash
We've been keeping an optimistic eye on the progress of Ferroelectric Random Access Memory (FeRAM) for a few years now, not least because it offers the tantalizing promise of 1.6GB/s read and write sp...
10:28 am EDT - Wed, September 28, 2011
Engadget iLuv unveils WorkStation docks, turns your iPad 2 Galaxy Tab into a PC, sort of
We've seen all shapes and sizes of iPad cases, with varying degrees of utility. But, if you have use for a desktop PC-style dock / keyboard combo, you may want to check out some of the new offerings i...
09:37 am EDT - Wed, September 28, 2011
Engadget Canonical launches Ubuntu App Developer platform for curious coders
Creating apps for Ubuntu is about to get a lot easier, now that the folks over at Canonical have launched the Ubuntu App Developer platform. On the new site, developers will find guides, tutorials and...
08:46 am EDT - Wed, September 28, 2011
Engadget Bose's CineMate 1 SR and Lifestyle 135 soundbar systems are slim, sleek, not particularly cheap
Bose is offering up two new soundbar systems for folks with a few extra bucks in their bank accounts. The Lifestyle 135 is a single speaker system with a soundbar that can either be laid on a flat sur...
07:50 am EDT - Wed, September 28, 2011
Engadget Toshiba adds 23-inch DX735 to its multitouch all-in-one family
Of all the "TV-like" all-in-one PCs we've seen, this Toshiba is perhaps the most convincing. Something about its glossy black, consumer electronic packaging and Onkyo soundbar just screams (tiny) HDTV...
07:21 am EDT - Wed, September 28, 2011
Engadget OnStar abandons plans to keep tracking vehicles after service cancelation
OnStar found itself at the center of a firestorm after it sent out an e-mail notifying customers that it planned to collect data from vehicles even after service had expired or been terminated. That i...
06:11 am EDT - Wed, September 28, 2011
Engadget MeeGo to be folded into Linux-based Tizen OS, slated to arrive in 2012
The future of Meego has become a little clearer this morning, now that the Linux Foundation has announced that it'll be replaced with Tizen -- a new Linux-based, open-source OS. Samsung and Intel have...
05:14 am EDT - Wed, September 28, 2011
Engadget Microsoft Research celebrates 20 years of crazy innovation
Microsoft Research was founded way back in 1991 as a way of turning cutting edge concepts into products. Over the years, the division has been behind some of the most exciting ideas that have come out...
04:08 am EDT - Wed, September 28, 2011
Engadget Acer Aspire One 522 and 722 hit the gym with faster processors and beefier graphics
Acer's Aspire One 522 and 722 were among the first netbooks to pack AMD's Fusion Ontario APU, debuting with the 1GHz C-50 model and its built-in Radeon HD 6250 graphics inside. However, Acer wanted to...
03:11 am EDT - Wed, September 28, 2011
Engadget Hitachi's 4.5-inch IPS HD display delivers 329ppi on the cheap courtesy of amorphous silicon backplane
It's been awhile, but earlier this year Hitachi unveiled a beautiful new 4.5-inch IPS LCD sporting 1280 x 720 resolution, a 1,100:1 contrast ratio and a retina display-like 329ppi. Well, in the time s...
02:22 am EDT - Wed, September 28, 2011
Engadget TeamWin demos TWRP 2.0 recovery manager for Android, scoffs at your volume rocker (video)
It's pronounced "twerp," but don't mistake TeamWin's Recovery Project for a run-of-the-mill chump. The software is intended as a touchscreen replacement for ROM managers such as TWRP 1.0 and Clockwork...
01:43 am EDT - Wed, September 28, 2011
Engadget Ben Heck cooks up proximity sensor for cyclists, still no substitute for keeping eyes open
Ben Heck's been busy -- again. In the latest episode of his bi-weekly show he puts his considerable brain power to work on cycle safety. He uses Parallax ping sensors connected to an Arduino to measur...
01:00 am EDT - Wed, September 28, 2011
Engadget Kisai's Rogue Touch watch displays dual timezones, is mildly confusing to read (video)
Need to keep track of time for two locations at once? Fret not, because the Tokyoflash-designed Kisai Rogue Touch's dual timezone watch has got your back (if you can read it, that is). Being a Rogue v...
12:41 am EDT - Wed, September 28, 2011
Engadget Sharp's biggest LCD HDTVs get even bigger with a new 80-inch model
When is big not big enough? Apparently when it's Sharp's "spectacularge" 70-inch AQUOS LCD HDTVs that were introduced earlier this year, and have now been surpassed by a new 80-inch model the company ...
12:00 am EDT - Wed, September 28, 2011
Engadget Toshiba announces 7-inch Thrive tablet, we go hands-on (video)
It looks like the AT200 isn't the only Toshiba tablet poised to land in time for the holidays. The company just announced the Thrive 7", a (surprise!) 7-inch version of the original. Like its big brot...
11:53 pm EDT - Tue, September 27, 2011
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 267 - 09.27.2011
This week on the EHD podcast we witness the circle of life, as Sezmi's lights go dark Dish and Blockbuster are proudly showing off Movie Pass. But even with those, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu and Goog...
11:42 pm EDT - Tue, September 27, 2011
Engadget HTC, LG, Motorola, RIM, Samsung and Sony Ericsson to add Isis NFC tech in future phones
Stacking the lineup against Google Wallet, manufacturers HTC, LG, Motorola, RIM, Samsung and Sony Ericsson have been drafted by team Isis, agreeing to implement its NFC technology standard into future...
10:54 pm EDT - Tue, September 27, 2011
Engadget Penclic Mouse pointing device set to roll out in US and Canada
The Swedish-designed Penclic Mouse has already been making the rounds in Europe for a little while, but it looks like it's now finally ready to make the jump to North America. While there's still no f...
10:11 pm EDT - Tue, September 27, 2011
Engadget Bethesda tells Mojang to lay down its virtual guns, lawyer up for a trademark battle
Time was, men could settle their disputes with glinting swords at the ready and their honor on the line. Nowadays, only the cosplaying and Comic Con attending folk alike are likely to burnish (elvish)...
09:34 pm EDT - Tue, September 27, 2011
Engadget Wacom intros new Bamboo line of tablets, carpal tunneled wrists tremble with excitement
Members of the creative class, your input options have arrived. Wacom, maker of the tablet you've spent countless deadline-driven, bleary-eyed nights slaving over, has outed a trio of updates to its B...
09:04 pm EDT - Tue, September 27, 2011
Engadget Nokia Siemens makes multi-carrier HSPA+ hurtle at 336Mbps
It's easy to shrug off technical achievements like this while real-world data speeds still lag so far behind. Nevertheless, the adrenalin junkies at Nokia Siemens Services insist their latest HSPA&plu...
08:31 pm EDT - Tue, September 27, 2011
Engadget Budget-friendly Roku LT pops up at the FCC as the 2400X
Well, this is kinda interesting: a brand new Roku just hit the FCC, sporting model number 2400X. Beyond the fact that we just got a trio of new streaming media boxes from the company, the model number...
08:31 pm EDT - Tue, September 27, 2011
Engadget Budget-friendly Roku LT pops up at the FCC as the 2400X (Updated with pics)
Well, this is kinda interesting: a brand new Roku just hit the FCC, sporting model number 2400X. Beyond the fact that we just got a trio of new streaming media boxes from the company, the model number...
08:00 pm EDT - Tue, September 27, 2011
Engadget Growing Up Geek: Tom Merritt
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 a special guest: journalist and broadca...
07:41 pm EDT - Tue, September 27, 2011
Engadget KDDI launches latest line of skinny big-screened smartphones for Japan
In addition to the already announced Fujitsu-Toshiba Arrows Z, HTC Evo 3D and Motorola Photon, Japanese carrier KDDI has now also confirmed a trio of new handsets. There's plenty of similarities; they...
07:19 pm EDT - Tue, September 27, 2011
Engadget Is a second generation Kindle Fire tablet hitting early next year?
Shortly after information started leaking out about the warmly-named Amazon tablet, gdgt offered up some supplementary details from sources explaining why the Fire looks an awful lot like the PlayBook...
06:56 pm EDT - Tue, September 27, 2011
Engadget Firefox 7 now officially available, promises 'significantly' reduced memory usage
A new version number for a browser release may not be quite as major as it used to be, but Mozilla is promising a few fairly big improvements with the just-released Firefox 7. The biggest of those are...
06:33 pm EDT - Tue, September 27, 2011
Engadget HTC Amaze 4G, Samsung Galaxy S II sign-up pages go live on T-Mobile, 42Mbps speeds within reach
You can buy it on Sprint, snag in on October 2nd at AT&T, or just sit tight and wait for Magenta to get its Galaxy S II release ball rolling. Hot on the heels of yesterday's Mobilize announcement,...
06:14 pm EDT - Tue, September 27, 2011
Engadget DVBLogic's Boxee app brings live TV streaming to the Box
If online video streams and locally stored media aren't providing enough functionality for your Boxee Box, now you can watch regular TV on it too. The Digital Lifestyle mentions DVBLogic has released ...
05:59 pm EDT - Tue, September 27, 2011
Engadget HTC Radar 4G headed to T-Mobile in time for the holidays, chock-full of Mango
Looks like the HTC Radar 4G is the real deal, after all. T-Mobile outed the Windows Phone Mango-sporting handset today, talking up the device's 3.8-inch screen, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, five-megapix...
05:27 pm EDT - Tue, September 27, 2011
Engadget Windows Phone 7.5 Mango review
Let's face it: Windows Phone, as we know it, has an enormous amount of potential, but it's a first-generation operating system. For the first eleven months of its existence, it's lacked many of the co...
05:00 pm EDT - Tue, September 27, 2011
Engadget Windows Phone 7.5 'Mango' update begins rolling out today
It's raining Mango, Hallelujah! Windows Phone 7.5 is now officially ready to get pushed to existing devices, and in a big way. Taking lessons Microsoft learned from the update debacle that was NoDo, t...
04:47 pm EDT - Tue, September 27, 2011
Engadget Early Mango users can upgrade directly to RTM build, won't have to roll back to NoDo
Over the weekend, the folks over at Windows Phone New Zealand discovered the "Mango Friends and Family Bundle: Pre-Cleanup" -- the first in a series of two refreshes that promise to clear away any bet...
04:00 pm EDT - Tue, September 27, 2011
Engadget Xiaomi Phone review
Any seasoned Android enthusiast would have no doubt come across Xiaomi Corporation's MIUI at some point. For those who haven't, here's a quick intro: MIUI is a heavily customizable Android ROM based o...
03:39 pm EDT - Tue, September 27, 2011
Engadget Sprint's LTE build out already underway, new 4G network to launch first half 2012?
At this point, it's pretty much an open secret that Sprint needs to hitch its ride to LTE to stay in the wireless game. CNET caught wind of the operator's intended 4G plans ahead of its scheduled Octo...
03:22 pm EDT - Tue, September 27, 2011
Engadget Apple wants to 'talk iPhone' on October 4th
Well, it's about freaking time! Apple has finally begun sending out invites for its upcoming press conference, and the company's being none too subtle with the hints, offering up some familiar app ico...
02:54 pm EDT - Tue, September 27, 2011
Engadget Nokia Siemens gets into the dongle and router racket, hitches a ride on TD-LTE
At PT/Expo Comm Nokia Siemens officially decided to dip its toes in the 4G dongle and router waters, unleashing the USB-lte 7210, the CPEi-lte 7212 and the CPEo-lte 7210 on the public. The three diffe...
02:32 pm EDT - Tue, September 27, 2011
Engadget SWYP concept printer combines good looks with touchscreen editing
A concept printer from Seattle-based designers Artefact wants to bring those touchscreen editing skills learnt from smartphones and tablets to the not-so-electrifying world of printers. The streamline...
02:10 pm EDT - Tue, September 27, 2011
Engadget Disney Appmates 'Cars' toys mean parents may never see their iPads again (video)
If you're a parent with an iPad, there's a good chance your tablet already disappears for long stretches, only to come back covered in tiny fingerprints. Today's Appmates announcement from Disney will...
02:00 pm EDT - Tue, September 27, 2011
Engadget Reminder: We'll be live tomorrow at Amazon's tablet event in NYC!
Please join us as we join Amazon for an Amazon.com press conference. We don't know for sure what the company will be showing us -- it could be a new kindle -- but with all the tablet talk lately we ha...
01:43 pm EDT - Tue, September 27, 2011
Engadget Telstra's 4G LTE network goes live in Australia, new HTC handset coming next year
Telstra customers woke up to a sun shower of good news this morning, when their provider's new 4G LTE network went live in Australia -- or within parts of it, at least. After months of development and...
01:25 pm EDT - Tue, September 27, 2011
Engadget HTC announces its next party, Beats Audio and 'surprise headliner' in attendance
HTC's Facebook page is inviting fans to a gathering on October 6th at the rock 'n roll Roundhouse in London, ostensibly to celebrate the Beats Audio technology we've been listening to with the Sensati...
01:04 pm EDT - Tue, September 27, 2011
Engadget Steinberg CMC modular USB controllers, stack 'em how you want 'em (video)
The mere mention of the word modular is usually enough to get any self-respecting music geek hot under the collar, so when Steinberg announced its latest stackable collection of dedicated USB music pr...
12:45 pm EDT - Tue, September 27, 2011
Engadget Big publishers to provide fuel for Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet?
So, word on the street is that Amazon's got an Android-based tablet in the works that looks like a PlayBook and will probably be called the Kindle Fire. But, until now, we didn't know what kind of con...
12:24 pm EDT - Tue, September 27, 2011
Engadget China readies its own space station module for launch
Presumably feeling a little left out after being turned down from the global love-in that is the International Space Station, China's decided to go it alone. The ever-expanding nation will be ready to...
12:00 pm EDT - Tue, September 27, 2011
Engadget Sony Video Unlimited-preview brings Gracenote metadata to SEN
Despite one of its execs pegging this Spring's lengthy PSN outage as a "great experience" the folks at Sony have been pounding the pavement to drum up consumer morale. Back at IFA, the outfit unveiled...
11:27 am EDT - Tue, September 27, 2011
Engadget Buffalo adds super secure DriveStation Axis Velocity and rugged MiniStation Extreme USB 3.0 storage lineup
The MiniStation Extreme and DriveStation Axis Velocity aren't exactly ground-breaking products, but they're certainly nice additions to Buffalo's lineup of USB 3.0-packing storage solutions. The Axis ...
10:43 am EDT - Tue, September 27, 2011
Engadget Nokia N9 begins shipping at not inexpensive prices
After months of rumors and pre-orders, the Nokia N9 has finally begun shipping. Today, the Finnish manufacturer announced that its Meego-drenched handsets are now available for consumption, in both 16...
09:54 am EDT - Tue, September 27, 2011
Engadget ZTE T98 tablet with next-gen NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor spotted in Beijing
Until now we'd only come across NVIDIA's Tegra 3 (aka Kal-El) in reference tablets and demos, but here we are finally looking at an actual product revealed at PT/Expo Comm China. It's a 7-inch slate f...
09:11 am EDT - Tue, September 27, 2011
Engadget LG Optimus EX gets official in Korea, sporting 1.2GHz Tegra 2 chip, 700 nits of brightness
So, about that LG Optimus EX we saw last week -- it's now gone official in South Korea and it's looking slightly more alluring. Announced yesterday, this Gingerbread-coated handset is the first to shi...
08:19 am EDT - Tue, September 27, 2011
Engadget Scientists prove that active exploration isn't required to create memories, +1 for 2D learning
In a small victory for gamers and TV junkies everywhere, scientists found that viewing 2D images helped create long-term memories, meaning that visual media can help your learn. To form lasting memori...
07:25 am EDT - Tue, September 27, 2011
Engadget Sprint's unlimited data plans aren't going anywhere, CTO confirms
Sprint may have plenty of changes in store for its upcoming "strategy update," but it looks like one crucial policy will remain in place -- unlimited data plans. Speaking to reporters at Mobilize in S...
06:25 am EDT - Tue, September 27, 2011
Engadget Boeing officially delivers 787 Dreamliner to ANA, future of air travel finally arrives
It's the plane so nice, they unveiled it twice. Boeing once again presented its long-awaited and much-delayed 787 Dreamliner to client All Nippon Airways, but this time the goods were officially deliv...
05:21 am EDT - Tue, September 27, 2011
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S II for T-Mobile proves that unicorns do exist (hands-on video)
After eluding our grubby little paws at its launch in New York and again this morning at Mobilize 2011, we're happy to report that we've finally caught up with T-Mobile's Galaxy S II. To recap, the ca...
04:37 am EDT - Tue, September 27, 2011
Engadget Hands-on with HTC's Amaze 4G for T-Mobile (video)
So how does HTC's Amaze 4G stack up to its European counterpart, the Sensation XE? Pretty well actually. The 4.3-inch qHD smartphone also features Qualcomm's 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon CPU, but bumps...
04:00 am EDT - Tue, September 27, 2011
Engadget Nuance adds WP7 support, gives devs better service with NDEV Mobile developer program
You know Nuance right? They're the folks who make Dragon speech recognition software for Macs, iThings, Blackberrys, Androids and cars. Earlier this year, the company released its Dragon Mobile SDK to...
02:55 am EDT - Tue, September 27, 2011
Engadget Crapgadget: 'it seemed like a good idea at the time' edition
We're sure that most inventors out there are genuinely looking to make the world a better place, but the best intentions don't always produce the best inventions, and while the following gadgets will ...
01:40 am EDT - Tue, September 27, 2011
Engadget Android powered 56 percent of smartphones sold in the last three months
When last we checked in with Nielsen (which was earlier this month) Google's mobile OS had a sizable lead, powering just under 42-percent of smartphones sold, while Apple had cornered a more than resp...
12:10 am EDT - Tue, September 27, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 WiFi hits the FCC in tabtastic glory
It may have gone MIA at IFA 2011 earlier this month due to an ongoing legal battle, but the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 is certainly no figment of our imagination. Far from it: the device, dubbed the GT-P6...
11:46 pm EDT - Mon, September 26, 2011
Engadget ASUS Ultrabooks to arrive in New York City on October 11
The Ultrabooks are coming, and it looks like ASUS' first foray into thin and light computing will officially arrive on October 11th in New York. According to a UX series landing page, we need only wai...
11:12 pm EDT - Mon, September 26, 2011
Engadget The Deleted City visualizes GeoCities as it was, today
GeoCities may be no more, but, unlike some other bits of internet past, its entire contents were thoroughly archived before the site was completely shut down in 2009. That opened up some interesting p...
10:47 pm EDT - Mon, September 26, 2011
Engadget Samsung announces latest Unpacked event, set to kick-off at CTIA
Remember those Samsung Unpacked events from earlier this month and way back in February? Well Sammy is apparently readying something else for the upcoming CTIA, and we've tentatively circled October 1...
10:15 pm EDT - Mon, September 26, 2011
Engadget Galaxy Tab 8.9 hits pre-order, ships October 2nd in US; Galaxy Player 5.0 and 4.0 shipping October 16th
Hot on the heels of a UK release, Samsung has just announced that its long-awaited (and long-delayed) Galaxy Player 4.0 ($229) and 5.0 ($269) will be available for pre-order starting September 27th, w...
10:03 pm EDT - Mon, September 26, 2011
Engadget Spotify on forcing Facebook upon users: 'it seemed logical'
Spotify wants to be the next big thing in music, but a change to its service has created quite the uproar online: users can only get their Spotify on if they have a Facebook account. Of course, we kne...
09:41 pm EDT - Mon, September 26, 2011
Engadget Samsung Focus S snapped in the wild sipping on micro-USB juice
Can't say that we're caught off guard with this one. Only two weeks ago, AT&T announced the first three members of its Windows Phone Mango lineup, charting out an Autumn debut for the handsets, bu...
09:32 pm EDT - Mon, September 26, 2011
Engadget Must See HDTV (September 26th - October 2nd)
After last week's slew of premieres there's still a few new shows popping up this week, as well as season premieres of old favorites (Dexter, Mythbusters). Transformers: Dark of the Moon makes its Blu...
09:02 pm EDT - Mon, September 26, 2011
Engadget Kindle Fire tablet purportedly on tap for Wednesday, set to ship in November
"Kindle Fire." Can't say that's the name we would've thrown together if given five minutes to dwell and assured that we'd take on absolutely no risk at all for it failing, but hey -- who are we to que...
09:01 pm EDT - Mon, September 26, 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're back at our regular time, so take a peek at the live st...
08:45 pm EDT - Mon, September 26, 2011
Engadget London Science Museum undusts Oramics machine, revisits OG electronic music innovation
Practicing its fist pump and channeling its inner Devo, the London Science Museum will be paying homage to electronic music pioneer Daphne Oram by resurrecting her old synthesizer last used in the '70...
08:17 pm EDT - Mon, September 26, 2011
Engadget Start your engines, open your wallets: Fanatec Forza Motorsport CSRs available for pre-ordering
The green flag just waved on pre-orders for Fanatec's line of Forza Motorsport accessories, including the CSR Wheel ($250), CSR Elite Pedal Set ($150) and CSR Shifter Set ($60). To refresh your memory...
07:55 pm EDT - Mon, September 26, 2011
Engadget YouTube to get regularly scheduled channels, tries on traditional TV suit?
What's old is new again. Or, is it that content is still king? We could never keep those Web 2.0 arguments straight, but from the sound of this latest YouTube rumor, ol' Mountain View might be moonwal...
07:55 pm EDT - Mon, September 26, 2011
Engadget YouTube to get regularly scheduled channels, try on traditional TV suit?
What's old is new again. Or, is it that content is still king? We could never keep those Web 2.0 arguments straight, but from the sound of this latest YouTube rumor, ol' Mountain View might be moonwal...
07:31 pm EDT - Mon, September 26, 2011
Engadget ASUS announces trio of new E Series all-in-one PCs
It's already been a fairly busy month for ASUS, but it's not done just yet -- the company has now announced three new E- Series all-in-one PCs, one of which is available starting today. That would be ...
07:12 pm EDT - Mon, September 26, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile: 90 percent of 2011 smartphone sales were Android, 'ball is in Apple's court for iPhone 5'
Here at Mobilize, T-Mobile's CMO Cole Brodman revealed that over 75 percent of his company's phones sold in 2011 were smartphones, with 90 percent of those powered by Google's green little robots (rea...
06:45 pm EDT - Mon, September 26, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile Sonic 4G Mobile HotSpot bringing OLED display, HSPA+ connectivity this October
It feels like just yesterday that we saw T-Mobile's original 4G Mobile HotSpot at CTIA (our review is here), and already the purgatory-presiding US carrier is ushering out a successor. Alongside the G...
06:45 pm EDT - Mon, September 26, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile makes Galaxy S II official at Mobilize: ships on October 12th for $230
Samsung might have already announced T-Mobile's variant of the Galaxy S II, but here at Mobilize the carrier's gone and revealed all the nitty-gritty details. We can now confirm that the 4.52-inch sma...
06:45 pm EDT - Mon, September 26, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile reveals HTC Amaze 4G, flaunts better camera and faster HSPA+
Europe may be enjoying the Sensation XE, but today at Mobilize, T-Mobile's announced that it's getting the exclusive on HTC's Amaze 4G ($259.99 on a two-year contract), while also confirming the hardw...
06:19 pm EDT - Mon, September 26, 2011
Engadget Survey finds BlackBerry developers still profitable, Android Market as the store to watch
Although the BlackBerry app store may be missing a favorite app or ten, according to a report from Evans Data Corp., developers are still making money by creating apps for the OS. Although the survey ...
05:57 pm EDT - Mon, September 26, 2011
Engadget Samsung Series 7 laptop now available for pre-order at Best Buy
About a month ago, we got handsy with a certain 15.6-inch Samsung Series 7 laptop. Now, it appears that svelte, quad-core notebook's ready to flood the mass marketplace. Up for pre-order on Best Buy, ...
05:35 pm EDT - Mon, September 26, 2011
Engadget Toyota breaks compressed air speed record, hits 80.3MPH with Ku:Rin
Thankfully styled like the more dashing cousin in the typically awkward-looking compressed air car family, Toyota's Ku:Rin (meaning Air-Wheel) has smashed the speed record for cars powered by (not nec...
05:14 pm EDT - Mon, September 26, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 gets priced, goes on sale in UK
Sure, it may not be as exciting as those two LTE beasts from Samsung that we saw earlier today, but the Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 has crept on sale in the land of crumpets, Coldplay and some Middleton couple ...
04:53 pm EDT - Mon, September 26, 2011
Engadget ZTE Smart Tab 7 reveals its Google back tattoo for the FCC
Another day, another Android tablet on the FCC's site. This is the ZTE Smart Tab 7 -- or the back of it, at least. We don't know a lot about the tablet, beyond what's available in the above drawing, i...
04:32 pm EDT - Mon, September 26, 2011
Engadget Fujitsu-Toshiba unveils waterproof Arrows Z ISW11F handset with 13 megapixel CMOS sensor
Toshiba may be bowing out of its mobile joint venture with Fujitsu, but not without bestowing this Gingerbread-munching flamingo upon the Japanese market. The Wimax-enabled Arrows Z ISW11F, unveiled t...
04:12 pm EDT - Mon, September 26, 2011
Engadget Google puts the Dead Sea Scrolls in the cloud, promises they won't dissolve when you touch them
You think your finger grease does bad things to your smartphone's touchscreen? Just imagine the horrors it would wreak on some ancient documents. As promised, Google has saved history the heartbreak o...
03:51 pm EDT - Mon, September 26, 2011
Engadget Dish CEO muses about partnerships and acquisitions, possibly Sprint or Clearwire
We've already heard that Dish Network was in the mix for a possible Hulu acquisition (which still isn't off the table), but it looks like the company could also setting its sights even higher. Speakin...
03:32 pm EDT - Mon, September 26, 2011
Engadget ZTE Tania joins Windows Phone Mango brigade, says Ni Hao to Chinese market
With Mango finally on its very official way -- that'd be one day away for certain AT&T owners -- it's hardly surprising to see OEMs jumping on Redmond's mobile bandwagon. ZTE's joined the allied W...
03:11 pm EDT - Mon, September 26, 2011
Engadget Fusion Garage's Grid 4 smartphone sails through the FCC, Grid OS details flow from user manual
Go on, Fusion Garage -- get down with your bad self. While we'd previously heard that the outfit's $399 Grid 4 smartphone wouldn't hit shelves until "closer to Q4," a surprise stop by the FCC this mor...
02:46 pm EDT - Mon, September 26, 2011
Engadget Google Drive could finally be ready for launch, may just be rebranded Docs
GDrive, GDisk, Google Drive - whatever they're calling it these days - is coming. At least according to our friends over at TechCrunch. The service has not just been a rumor, but an actual product sin...
02:23 pm EDT - Mon, September 26, 2011
Engadget Amazon Prime getting Fox content, adding the Bluth family to its streaming offerings
Clearly Amazon chief Jeff Bezos just couldn't wait for Wednesday to tell the world about the company's new streaming deal. The online mega-retailer will be adding 2,000 Fox TV shows and movies to its ...
02:01 pm EDT - Mon, September 26, 2011
Engadget Leaked AMD roadmap reveals Q1 2012 launch for Trinity APU
Some leaked AMD presentation slides are doing the rounds and they look just about arcane enough to be genuine. Assuming they are, and bearing in mind that they're already a few months old, then the ke...
01:43 pm EDT - Mon, September 26, 2011
Engadget Senator Schumer blasts OnStar for 'brazen' privacy violation, calls for FTC investigation
Last week, OnStar issued a privacy notice informing customers that it would continue to collect data on vehicles still connected to its servers, even for those who have already canceled their subscrip...
01:21 pm EDT - Mon, September 26, 2011
Engadget First Nokia app appears on Windows Phone store, suggests you buy more apps
Nokia is still hammering out the hardware for its premier Windows Phone, but here's a taste of what the beleaguered phone giant will be adding in the way of exclusive apps. Posted on the Zune marketpl...
01:00 pm EDT - Mon, September 26, 2011
Engadget Toshiba outs 'new' Canvio 3.0 portable HDDs, extends USB 3.0 to its Basics range
Monday morning is hardly the time for philosophical questions, but here's one anyway: should manufacturers refresh product lines if they're not adding anything new? Toshiba's Canvio 3.0 external HDDs ...
12:42 pm EDT - Mon, September 26, 2011
Engadget Deluxe Power Grip bulks up your 3DS with extended battery life, charges over USB
The Nyko Power Pak+ does an admirable job of keeping Nintendo's 3DS out of the red, but what if you want an extended battery that won't fit in your pocket? Look no further than CTA Digital's Delu...
12:24 pm EDT - Mon, September 26, 2011
Engadget San Diego Supercomputer Center launches world's largest academic cloud storage system
A new cloud storage system may not exactly be big news these days, but it is certainly a bit more noteworthy when it's the San Diego Supercomputer Center (or SDSC) behind it. That new service, simply ...
12:03 pm EDT - Mon, September 26, 2011
Engadget Broadcom unveils smaller, more power efficient 40nm NFC chips
Broadcom is really throwing its weight behind this whole NFC thing. Its new family of BCM2079x chips have moved to a 40nm manufacturing process which cuts power use by 90-percent and board size by 40-...
11:42 am EDT - Mon, September 26, 2011
Engadget Another alleged HTC Vigor leak: HD display, 1.5GHz dual-core, Beats Audio
We know the high-end HTC Vigor exists, but we're still in the dark about its precise specs -- not least because a previous 'leak' turned out to be double Dutch. Now an Italian dude by the name of Fabi...
11:42 am EDT - Mon, September 26, 2011
Engadget Another alleged HTC Vigor leak: HD display, 1.5GHz dual-core, Beats Audio (updated)
We know the high-end HTC Vigor exists, but we're still in the dark about its precise specs -- not least because a previous 'leak' turned out to be double Dutch. Now an Italian dude by the name of Fabi...
11:42 am EDT - Mon, September 26, 2011
Engadget Another alleged HTC Vigor leak: HD display, 1.5GHz dual-core, Beats Audio (update: more pics)
We know the high-end HTC Vigor exists, but we're still in the dark about its precise specs -- not least because a previous 'leak' turned out to be double Dutch. Now an Italian dude by the name of Fabi...
11:15 am EDT - Mon, September 26, 2011
Engadget Samsung's Omnia W: Mango, 3.7-inch Super AMOLED, 1.4GHZ processor
Samsung just took the wraps off its Omnia W, which looks like a non-US variant of the Focus Flash we've already heard about via AT&T. The handset will debut in Italy and start spreading across the...
10:59 am EDT - Mon, September 26, 2011
Engadget Julius Blank, chip-making pioneer and Fairchild co-founder, dies at 86
Somber news coming out of Palo Alto today, where Julius Blank, the man who helped found the groundbreaking chipmaker Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation, has passed away at the age of 86. The Manhatta...
10:19 am EDT - Mon, September 26, 2011
Engadget BMW's Active Sound Design is like putting your head under the hood of the new M5
We know EVs of the future will lose their ability to silently kill, but how about replicating engine noise for the enjoyment of bonafide petrolheads? Eagle-eyed readers will note that's a promised fea...
09:40 am EDT - Mon, September 26, 2011
Engadget Samsung announces Galaxy S II LTE and Galaxy S II HD LTE handsets for Korean market
There's some pretty big news coming out of South Korea today, where Samsung has just announced the Galaxy S II LTE handset, along with its even more alluring cousin, the Galaxy S II LTE HD -- the firs...
08:06 am EDT - Mon, September 26, 2011
Engadget Rover App-Controlled Spy Tank gives your cats another reason to hate your iPad (video)
If the only thing standing between you and the purchase of an iPad is the existence of a large, remote controlled spy tank, we've got some rough news for your bank account. Brookstone is offering up t...
07:10 am EDT - Mon, September 26, 2011
Engadget NYT: Netflix strikes deal with Dreamworks, will begin streaming movies, TV specials in 2013
It looks like those rumors of a streaming deal between Netflix and Dreamworks Animation were as good as advertised. Details are still fuzzy at this point, but the New York Times is reporting that the ...
06:14 am EDT - Mon, September 26, 2011
Engadget Huawei makes Honor official, forgets to mention its other virtues
Sure, we love it when phones and spec lists leak out into the wild, but there's nothing like an official announcement to set the record straight. When we last saw the Huawei Honor, it claimed to have ...
04:28 am EDT - Mon, September 26, 2011
Engadget Google+ app update welcomes iPhone users to Hangouts
Looking for someone to hang out with today? Grab your iPhone and slurp up the latest update to the Google+ app. Released on Friday, this refresh introduces Hangouts functionality to the iOS crowd...
02:32 am EDT - Mon, September 26, 2011
Engadget How would you change HTC's Droid Incredible 2?
It's borderline crazy to think that we posed this very question about the original Droid Incredible in June of 2010, yet here we are again. Same question, different day, and (mostly) different phone. ...
01:18 am EDT - Mon, September 26, 2011
Engadget QReo is for cookie, that's good enough to scan (video)
The medium is the message. That's really all you need to know about this junk food marketing. Integrated ad agency RedPepper, which prides itself on communication via "human-centered, highly-spreadabl...
12:14 am EDT - Mon, September 26, 2011
Engadget Switched On: No new wires, one new caveat
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.In the decade that WiFi has blanketed home networks across the United States, several technologies aimed at using exist...
11:37 pm EDT - Sun, September 25, 2011
Engadget Rogers getting Samsung Galaxy S Glide in time for the holidays
Sure, Rogers will soon be launching its flagship Samsung Galaxy S II LTE, but sometimes you just gotta have a tangible keyboard. That's where the Galaxy S Glide comes in: the folks at MobileSyrup were...
10:01 pm EDT - Sun, September 25, 2011
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Solar Decathlon, hydrogen jet and a solar LED installation
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 an incredible crop of sun-powered prefabricated h...
08:20 pm EDT - Sun, September 25, 2011
Engadget Motorola's Xoom 2 tablets pair up for a portrait, both at around 9mm thick
There's nothing like a family portrait, and the Xoom 2 brothers have paired up for this year's Christmas card shot -- or at least for an anonymous tipster's latest leak. These pictured tablets give us...
08:16 pm EDT - Sun, September 25, 2011
Engadget Murata wants to take couch potatoes by the hand and do the remote control twist
We've seen Murata's marketing future and it involves either Chubby Checker, or that '90s Helen Hunt movie. The Japanese electronics maker's cooked up a flexible sensor device that'll let you twist and...
06:01 pm EDT - Sun, September 25, 2011
Engadget Samsung moves ten million Galaxy S II smartphones, pats itself on the back
Since its debut in April, Samsung claims to have moved 10 million Galaxy S IIs -- not quite iPhone numbers (which sold 20 million units in Q2 alone), but still quite impressive. It's especially notewo...
05:31 pm EDT - Sun, September 25, 2011
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of September 19, 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...
04:07 pm EDT - Sun, September 25, 2011
Engadget Autom lady-bot will help you lose weight, love you regardless
Aw, this little cutie is so adorable -- until she denies you pizza and cheese fries. Autom, the 15-inch talking droid we first caught a glimpse of last year, is back and available for pre-order. Using...
02:00 pm EDT - Sun, September 25, 2011
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 105 - 09.25.2011
A big week, a very big week for sure. Look at all of those phones, look at all of those news items. We've brought along our good-natured, well-rounded, and slightly-pottymouth'd associate Mr. Christop...
11:13 am EDT - Sun, September 25, 2011
Engadget Skytex licenses ExoPC UI for Skytab S Series Windows 7 tablet
ExoPC may not have bowled folks over with its own Slate last year (or met its own promise of some all-in-one PCs this summer), but the company did produce an unquestionably unique UI, which it's since...
08:02 am EDT - Sun, September 25, 2011
Engadget Novatel U679 Turbo Stick delivers 4G LTE to Bell laptop customers for $60, with 3-year contract
Do you live in one of Bell's LTE markets and own a laptop? Do you wish your machine could hitch a ride on the Canadian carrier's 4G waves? Well sir or ma'am, may we submit for your consideration, the ...
04:49 am EDT - Sun, September 25, 2011
Engadget Texas Instruments wraps up purchase of National Semiconductor
In April, Texas Instruments announced its intention to snatch up National Semiconductor for a cool $6.5 billion. Now, almost six months later, the acquisition is complete and TI can tack another few p...
02:35 am EDT - Sun, September 25, 2011
Engadget Ask Engadget: most compatible motherboard components for Ubuntu desktop?
We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is coming to us from Everest, who ain't skeered to d...
01:02 am EDT - Sun, September 25, 2011
Engadget eT-shirt from Espaa looks after your heart, minds its bedside manners (video)
Spain -- the land of pasión, jamón ibérico and flamenco is throwing a stylish solución towards the medical community's way. Researchers at the Universidad Carlos III de Mad...
11:35 pm EDT - Sat, September 24, 2011
Engadget HTC Runnymede spotted in the wild (video)
From leak-town to the wild, HTC's Runnymede's getting a whole lot of pre-release love. This Beats Audio-branded handset's just received the quick and dirty hands-on treatment (or so it appears) on You...
11:35 pm EDT - Sat, September 24, 2011
Engadget HTC Runnymede spotted in the wild (updated with backup video)
From leak-town to the wild, HTC's Runnymede's getting a whole lot of pre-release love. This Beats Audio-branded handset's just received the quick and dirty hands-on treatment (or so it appears) on You...
09:16 pm EDT - Sat, September 24, 2011
Engadget Motorola Xoom 2 evidence mounts -- new photos, rumored specs and a Media Edition?
Talk of a younger, slimmer Motorola Xoom just keeps on coming. A helpful tipster is adding fuel to the rumors of a Xoom 2 with these shots of a similar, but not exactly identical Motorola tablet. When...
08:22 pm EDT - Sat, September 24, 2011
Engadget Motorola LTE handset emerges with qHD Super AMOLED display, questionable identity
Well, what do we have here? According to "trusted sources" over at This Is My Next it's a Motorola Spyder, or a Droid RAZR, or maybe even the Droid HD we peeped back in August. Whatever the name, the ...
06:45 pm EDT - Sat, September 24, 2011
Engadget Pre 3 for AT&T review
This is a review of a phone that was never actually released to the public on AT&T. Despite the unfortunateness of the prior statement, we felt obligated to run this device through the wringer as ...
06:14 pm EDT - Sat, September 24, 2011
Engadget Verizon goes to bat for Samsung in patent war with Apple
Well, it was really only a matter of time before third parties stuck their nose in the ongoing battle between Apple and Samsung. For most of this time others have stood on the sidelines, occasionally ...
04:54 pm EDT - Sat, September 24, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile's FlexPay plan to be eliminated as soon as December?
We've suspected for some time now that post AT&T-Mobile merger, Magenta's FlexPay plan would be on its way out sooner rather than later. The payment plan was originally discontinued for new custom...
02:44 pm EDT - Sat, September 24, 2011
Engadget Giant wall console lets you Game & Watch while you wait
Before there was a 3DS and DS -- heck, before there was a Game Boy, there was Game & Watch, Nintendo's portable, sometimes dual-screened gaming line from the '80s. But while the gaming giant has l...
01:00 pm EDT - Sat, September 24, 2011
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of September 19, 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 Sept...
10:52 am EDT - Sat, September 24, 2011
Engadget ZTE Skate launches worldwide, attempts to stick landing in the US
The ZTE Skate -- spiritual sucessor to the Blade and current flagship -- is pushing on with its global roll-out and it looks like it may reach the US. Now on sale in Hong Kong, Brazil and Spain, the S...
08:46 am EDT - Sat, September 24, 2011
Engadget Magnetic Cello almost makes it cool to play the cello (video)
Say hello to the Magnetic Cello, the perfect companion to your magnetic drum kit. Crafted by college student David Levi (AKA "Magnetovore"), the instrument vaguely represents a traditional cello in st...
06:37 am EDT - Sat, September 24, 2011
Engadget Sony Reader WiFi almost ready to let you (multi)touch it, up for pre-order now
Well, it's been almost a month since we first pinched our greasy fingers across the Pearl E-Ink screen gracing the front of Sony's latest e-reader, and your opportunity to do the same is quickly appro...
04:46 am EDT - Sat, September 24, 2011
Engadget Sezmi's cable satellite alternative TV service to shut down Monday, won't be missed
It's been almost two years since Sezmi launched its hybrid antenna and internet TV service, and now it has announced the dream of pay-TV without cable or satellite is dead. An email went out to custom...
03:33 am EDT - Sat, September 24, 2011
Engadget Is this the Motorola Xoom 2?
Who's looking sleek in angled corners? Why, it's the Motorola Xoom 2 -- at least it might be, according to Droid-Life and the folks that leaked it the above image. The outfit's informant tells them th...
01:42 am EDT - Sat, September 24, 2011
Engadget Sony offers 'adjustment' for NEX-5N camera to reduce clicking sound while recording video
Looks like we weren't the only one afflicted by the Sony NEX-5N camera's annoying click problem. In case you missed it, the camera displayed the annoying tendency of producing an audible click loud en...
12:14 am EDT - Sat, September 24, 2011
Engadget Philips' Android-based GoGear Connect PMP now available for pre-order
Time is slipping away for it to meet its promised September debut, but Philip's Android-based GoGear Connect handheld / PMP is now available for pre-order from at least one online retailer (J&R). ...
11:39 pm EDT - Fri, September 23, 2011
Engadget Czech electric scooter company covers 706 miles in 24-hours, claims world record
A "racing" team for the Czech electric scooter company Akumoto, with the assistance of the energy conglomerate EZ , is claiming the world record for longest distance traveled by such a vehicle in 24-h...
10:47 pm EDT - Fri, September 23, 2011
Engadget Lenovo BT820 wireless speaker triggers impromptu rave at the FCC
At first glance this looks like your average, dime a dozen, AA-powered portable speaker. But then you realize the unannounced device is at the FCC because it's wireless -- Bluetooth in this instance. ...
09:32 pm EDT - Fri, September 23, 2011
Engadget Comcast close to releasing AnyPlay box for in-home live TV streaming to tablets
Comcast has been talking about adding live TV streaming to its Xfinity TV tablet apps for a while, but now this screenshot of a product page from MacRumors indicates it could be launching very soon. I...
08:37 pm EDT - Fri, September 23, 2011
Engadget Growing Up Geek: Zachary Lutz
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 Contributing Mobile Editor...
07:58 pm EDT - Fri, September 23, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 5PM ET!
This week, we're back to the normal bat time and bat channel, with no crazy late-night shenanigans. We're also happy to have on another special guest, Christopher Trout, as he makes his Mobcast debut....
07:30 pm EDT - Fri, September 23, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Show - 025: We ride an electric bike, check out the new Keepon and get serenaded by Jonathan Coulton
We've got a whole lot of show coming at you this month! Tim and Brian start things off by unveiling Distro, Engadget's new weekly greatest hits magazine for the iPad. We also take a look at Sony's new...
07:00 pm EDT - Fri, September 23, 2011
Engadget Angelbird's Wings PCIe-based SSD preview and benchmarks
Storage enthusiasts (yeah, there is such a thing -- what of it?) would probably tell you that PCIe-based SSDs are a dime a dozen these days. But in all seriousness, the prices we're seeing are proof t...
06:34 pm EDT - Fri, September 23, 2011
Engadget US government to beat back botnets with a cybersecurity code of conduct
Old Uncle Sam seems determined to crack down on botnets, but he still needs a little help figuring out how to do so. On Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security and National Institute of Standar...
06:12 pm EDT - Fri, September 23, 2011
Engadget 350Green to install 400 EV charging stations across the US
EV charging stations are still hard to come by here in the US and, while 400 new ones won't exactly blanket the nation, we'll take what we can get. 350Green is teaming up with Coulomb Technologies to ...
05:52 pm EDT - Fri, September 23, 2011
Engadget Scientists manipulate electron, this time everyone wins
Notoriously difficult to pin down, electrons have always been free spirits -- until now that is. According to a paper published by science journal Nature, folk at Cambridge University much cleverer th...
05:31 pm EDT - Fri, September 23, 2011
Engadget Engadget Podcast 257 - 09.23.2011
We kind of don't even know where to start these days! We've all heard about how technology expands exponentially, and this week feels like we are really getting cubed...or something. From the meta to ...
05:09 pm EDT - Fri, September 23, 2011
Engadget Amazon press conference set for September 28th, could this be its long-awaited tablet?
Amazon's been cooking something in a supposed Android-based oven for quite some rumored time. Now, an invite has gone out from the Bezos-backed company for an event on the 28th of this month at 10AM. ...
05:07 pm EDT - Fri, September 23, 2011
Engadget Dish Network, Blockbuster unveil Blockbuster Movie Pass all-inclusive entertainment service
At its "a stream come true" event today, Dish Network finally revealed its plans for a subscription video service called Blockbuster Movie Pass. That includes access to discs (movies and games) by mai...
04:43 pm EDT - Fri, September 23, 2011
Engadget LG Esteem leaked, delivers more LTE respect to MetroPCS
The LG Esteem has been spotted hanging out in several official-looking press shots accompanied by several pages of specification juice at LG's partner portal site. Previously seen under the guise Bryc...
04:25 pm EDT - Fri, September 23, 2011
Engadget Samsung asks Dutch courts to block iPad, iPhone sales
This whole thing is starting to play out like a giant game of patent Risk. As it did in Australia, Samsung is hitting back against Apple in the Netherlands, asking for a preliminary injunction aimed a...
04:00 pm EDT - Fri, September 23, 2011
Engadget Intel's Skoool software brings study materials to healthcare workers in developing countries
When we consider Intel's contributions to developing nations, it's hard not to hone in on the 5 million-plus Classmate PCs it's shipped over the past four years. This time, at least, Intel is leaving ...
03:36 pm EDT - Fri, September 23, 2011
Engadget Splashtop will bring remote desktopping to your TouchPad
There's a burgeoning population of users who can't live without Splashtop's remote Windows app for Mac, iOS and Android. Now there's a new version in the works that'll let you telecompute from your T...
03:13 pm EDT - Fri, September 23, 2011
Engadget SatelliteAR Android app now tracks falling UARS, helps you avoid being smooshed
You may have a better chance of winning the lottery or running into Captain Kirk at the mall, but when it comes to being impaled with pieces of the now defunct Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite as i...
02:51 pm EDT - Fri, September 23, 2011
Engadget Kobo Vox eReader Tablet hits the FCC, shrouded in bookish mystery
What's this mystery e-reader? It's the Kobo Vox, and it just made its debut on the FCC's site. Is it a reworked version of the relatively recently released Touch Edition? Is it a brand new reader from...
02:27 pm EDT - Fri, September 23, 2011
Engadget FCC Fridays: September 23, 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...
02:01 pm EDT - Fri, September 23, 2011
Engadget iOS-controlled iW500 RC car defies gravity, paint job may drive you up the wall (video)
Driving cars on the floor is so passe, which is exactly why you need iHelicoter's wall-scaling iW500. We've seen similar gravity-defying propositions in the past, but this is the first to be controlle...
01:38 pm EDT - Fri, September 23, 2011
Engadget Kyocera Duramax is in the batter's box, launching with Sprint Direct Connect October 2nd
Is there still any lingering doubt that something big's getting cooked up in Overland Park in time for October 2nd? We've already seen leaked screenshots showing that Sprint's aiming to launch its CDM...
01:14 pm EDT - Fri, September 23, 2011
Engadget Microsoft patents modular Windows Phone with swappable batteries, keyboard, and gamepad
We've seen slider phones with speakers, gamepads, and of course, the standard keypad -- but what if you want to swap out your slider accessory for something new? A new patent from Microsoft is explori...
12:49 pm EDT - Fri, September 23, 2011
Engadget Samsung opens 'most advanced' 20nm-class flash memory production line
Samsung's "20nm-class" designations for flash memory production are frustratingly nonspecific, but smallest processes or not it's ready to crank out more chips than ever. Reuters reports the electroni...
12:26 pm EDT - Fri, September 23, 2011
Engadget Former ARRI exec pleads guilty to hacking into rival CEO's e-mail account, faces jail time
There's some Oscar-worthy drama brewing in California, where ARRI executive Michael Bravin has pleaded guilty to hacking into a high-level e-mail account at rival camera maker Band Pro Film and Digita...
12:05 pm EDT - Fri, September 23, 2011
Engadget In-app purchasing fail on iTunes is starting to bug developers
In-app purchases via iTunes have apparently been failing in a big way for the last ten hours and app creators who depend on this heavily taxed income are getting antsy. We're hearing unconfirmed specu...
11:29 am EDT - Fri, September 23, 2011
Engadget Toyota demos Prius' proximity notification system, touts 'futuristic' purr (video)
Silence may be a virtue under most circumstances, but not when you're driving around a leafy, residential neighborhood in your Toyota Prius. That's why the manufacturer came out with its very own vehi...
10:46 am EDT - Fri, September 23, 2011
Engadget Motorola's Atrix 2 (Edison) flaunts qHD display, hands-on reveals no PenTile matrix
It seems that Motorola's successor to the original Atrix has emerged in the streets of Chicago prior to being officially unveiled by AT&T. The crew at The Verge recently scored some hands-on time ...
10:00 am EDT - Fri, September 23, 2011
Engadget CERN scientists discover particle traveling faster than the speed of light, Einstein theory threatened
It ain't over till the LHC says so, which is why researchers at CERN are opening up their most recent OPERA experiment to the scientific community before officially releasing its findings. Why, you as...
09:16 am EDT - Fri, September 23, 2011
Engadget Denon DNP-720AE does network audio and not much else for $660
The DNP-720AE has been hanging around at trade shows for a while, but it's only just been tagged up with a price. And boy, what a price: £429 ($660) for a stereo box that snatches AirPlay, DLNA,...
08:13 am EDT - Fri, September 23, 2011
Engadget Amtrak to finally launch free WiFi on October 1st?
Rumor 'round the Twitterverse has it that Amtrak may finally be implementing free WiFi on October 1st -- finally seeing the bet laid down by various plane and bus companies over the past couple years....
08:13 am EDT - Fri, September 23, 2011
Engadget Amtrak to finally launch free WiFi for regional trains on October 1st?
Rumor 'round the Twitterverse has it that Amtrak may finally be implementing free WiFi on October 1st -- finally seeing the bet laid down by various plane and bus companies over the past couple years....
07:15 am EDT - Fri, September 23, 2011
Engadget Scientists reconstruct images from our brains, plan to do the same for dreams (video)
This is your brain. And now this is your brain on YouTube. By using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) software, researchers at UC Berkeley created a visual representation of what our brains...
06:11 am EDT - Fri, September 23, 2011
Engadget Sprint's Motorola Admiral quietly displayed on YouTube as America watches dancing cats
It may not have quite as many views as Admiral Ackbar, but a chieftan of Sprint's CDMA-based Direct Connect service was officially outed by the carrier via YouTube earlier. Our device in question, the...
05:06 am EDT - Fri, September 23, 2011
Engadget New York City braces for Tuesday's arrival of mobile service on subway platforms
It's hardly a natural disaster, but the landscape of Manhattan is about to change once again with the arrival of cellular signal to a handful of the borough's subway platforms. Both AT&T and T-Mob...
04:03 am EDT - Fri, September 23, 2011
Engadget Wisconsin library loans iPads for at home e-reading
If you thought hitting up the local library was far too Web 1.0 for your avant-garde lifestyle, you may want to check out the Eau Claire public library in Wisconsin -- it's not only lending books, but...
03:19 am EDT - Fri, September 23, 2011
Engadget Card.io launches visual credit card scanner on Android, shares the mobile payment love
Already in use on iOS, Card.io offers a lightweight alternative to Google Wallet, using your phone's camera to glean payment details; and it's now winging its way to your Android phone. It may not hav...
02:32 am EDT - Fri, September 23, 2011
Engadget VIA Technologies sues Apple for patent infringement
Seems like we can't go a week without another patent infringement lawsuit being filed, and this one's no different. Apparently, VIA Technologies, maker of fine computational processors, is mad as hell...
02:04 am EDT - Fri, September 23, 2011
Engadget Xperia Play finally gets HD video capture, catches up with smartphone siblings
The Xperia Play's incoming Android 2.3.4 update appears to add an extra nugget of functional goodness in the form of high-definition video-recording. What, the Xperia Play didn't do so already? Nope, ...
01:14 am EDT - Fri, September 23, 2011
Engadget PBS screens the cultural eye-candy early to Apple devices, ushers iOS users past the public velvet rope
If you're a fan of HBO's Boardwalk Empire, you'll probably want to tune in to PBS' new Prohibition-era doc -- on your iOS device. That's right, the federally-funded public station's hip to our digital...
12:34 am EDT - Fri, September 23, 2011
Engadget Spotify opens up to all in the US with free, unlimited music streaming for six months
It's only been a couple of months since Spotify kicked off its invite-only beta here in the US, but along with announcing new Facebook tie-ins it's finally ready to let the masses into the party. As i...
12:02 am EDT - Fri, September 23, 2011
Engadget KDDI may get iPhone 5, putting an end to Softbank's exclusivity in Japan
The walls of tyrannical exclusivity may soon come crashing down in Japan. According to Nikkei, "officials" in the know have indicated that KDDI is gearing up to release the iPhone 5 on its network, th...
11:09 pm EDT - Thu, September 22, 2011
Engadget America may join the net neutrality parade on November 20th, if the courts let it
Well America, on November 20th you too will finally have net neutrality regulations all your own... provided the anticipated pile of lawsuits don't derail the process. The FCC will publish its "open i...
10:29 pm EDT - Thu, September 22, 2011
Engadget Western Digital rolls out My Passport, My Passport Studio hard drives for Mac users
No rainbow of colors or stylized designs here, but Mac users do now have a pair of fairly sleek and streamlined new portable hard drives to consider from Western Digital. That includes the latest My P...
10:08 pm EDT - Thu, September 22, 2011
Engadget Google TV apps for TNT, TBS leak out briefly, reveal authenticated streaming on the way
We're still waiting for Google TV products to officially get their big update with Honeycomb and access to the Android Market, but compatible apps are already leaking out. NewTeeVee points out a coupl...
09:51 pm EDT - Thu, September 22, 2011
Engadget Cricket takes a great leap forward, expands footprint with a little help from retail friends
After inking a wholesale spectrum agreement with Sprint last year, Leap's going for broke and rolling its "value-driven" Cricket service out nationwide on September 25th. The expansion includes a spri...
09:33 pm EDT - Thu, September 22, 2011
Engadget Hulu Plus cracks 1 million paying subscribers, but what's next?
It's almost the official end of summer and just as CEO Jason Kilar forecasted back in July, Hulu has signed up more than 1,000,000 paying Plus subscribers. He made the announcement at a Goldman Sachs ...
09:33 pm EDT - Thu, September 22, 2011
Engadget Hulu Plus cracks one million paying subscribers, but what's next?
It's almost the official end of summer and just as CEO Jason Kilar forecasted back in July, Hulu has signed up more than 1,000,000 paying Plus subscribers. He made the announcement at a Goldman Sachs ...
09:09 pm EDT - Thu, September 22, 2011
Engadget NTT DoCoMo's mobile accessories smell your breath, tell you to put the burger down (video)
Sick of your friends saying you look fat in those jeans? Apparently, NTT DoCoMo feels your pain and aims to swap out the peer criticism with smartphone objectivity. Shown off in advance of CEATEC Ja...
08:52 pm EDT - Thu, September 22, 2011
Engadget Sprint to launch Direct Connect October 2nd, confirms mobile hotspot capping
The way Sprint's been going lately, we're wondering if there's going to be anything left to announce at its October 7th strategy update. Another screenshot has surfaced, detailing the Now Network's in...
08:30 pm EDT - Thu, September 22, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Podcast, live at 5:00PM ET!
Tim's back from Germany, and we've just finished another fun-filled episode of the Engadget Show. It's time to take a break, you say? Taking breaks is for suckers -- we've got a podcast to do. And thi...
08:06 pm EDT - Thu, September 22, 2011
Engadget HP names Meg Whitman new President and CEO, gives Leo Apotheker the boot
Well, after less than a year on the job as HP's top dog Léo Apotheker is out, and former eBay CEO and one time candidate for California governor Meg Whitman is in. The move was hardly unexpecte...
08:04 pm EDT - Thu, September 22, 2011
Engadget Cellular South renamed C Spire Wireless, becomes Puff Daddy of regional carriers
We were expecting something big to come out of Cellular South this coming Monday, but we definitely didn't anticipate the company going all Ditty Dirty Money on us. Letting the cat out of the bag a fe...
07:53 pm EDT - Thu, September 22, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Interview: Lala and Color founder Bill Nguyen
Bill Nguyen radiates enthusiasm. It's constant and infectious, and when he attempts to sell you on his latest project, it's hard not to get excited -- this alone seems reason enough to want the guy on...
07:29 pm EDT - Thu, September 22, 2011
Engadget Volunteer scientists discover two possible planets, tell NASA it missed a spot
Proving it's not all about edu-mah-cation, a group of casual star-gazers has stumbled upon what might well be a pair of new planets. Following on from gamers' success with complicated medical puzzles,...
07:07 pm EDT - Thu, September 22, 2011
Engadget Mango bumps NoDo, rolls the update train to Dell's Venue Pro
You've had a few months to get cozy with NoDo on the Venue Pro, but don't get too chummy -- Mango's on the way. An official blog post on Dell's site assures owners of the chunky WP7 slider that Micros...
06:23 pm EDT - Thu, September 22, 2011
Engadget Facebook partners up to bring music and videos to your profile through Open Graph
Facebook's f8 developer conference is going on today, and Andy Samberg Mark Zuckerberg has just revealed another part of his master plan for the social network. Open Graph will now integrate many of y...
06:23 pm EDT - Thu, September 22, 2011
Engadget Facebook partners up to bring music, news and videos to your profile through Open Graph
Facebook's f8 developer conference is going on today, and Andy Samberg Mark Zuckerberg has just revealed another part of his master plan for the social network. Open Graph will now integrate many of y...
06:23 pm EDT - Thu, September 22, 2011
Engadget Facebook partners up to bring music, news and videos to your profile through Open Graph (video)
Facebook's f8 developer conference is going on today, and Andy Samberg Mark Zuckerberg has just revealed another part of his master plan for the social network. Open Graph will now integrate many of y...
05:57 pm EDT - Thu, September 22, 2011
Engadget Color abandons app independence for Facebook, hopes you'll pay someone a 'visit'
Color launched to a fair amount of fanfare back in March, and it's not surprising, really -- the company was spearheaded by Lala founder Bill Nguyen, with ten of millions in backing from some top vent...
05:38 pm EDT - Thu, September 22, 2011
Engadget Facebook outs Timeline, gives your profile page a new outfit
Well, Mark's just unveiled Facebook's new look at his f8 keynote, and he's calling it Timeline. The idea is to make it easier to see what you want to see from your past, by placing a, surprise surpris...
05:38 pm EDT - Thu, September 22, 2011
Engadget Facebook outs Timeline, gives your profile page a new outfit (video)
Well, Mark's just unveiled Facebook's new look at his f8 keynote, and he's calling it Timeline. The idea is to make it easier to see what you want to see from your past, by placing a, surprise surpris...
04:54 pm EDT - Thu, September 22, 2011
Engadget We're live from Facebook's 2011 f8 developer conference!
Oh yeah, we're here, live at the f8 developers conference in San Francisco, and we're going to give you a blow by blow of what's in store for all you Facebook-loving folks. The streets is talking and ...
04:54 pm EDT - Thu, September 22, 2011
Engadget We're live from Facebook's 2011 f8 developer conference! (video)
Oh yeah, we're here, live at the f8 developers conference in San Francisco, and we're going to give you a blow by blow of what's in store for all you Facebook-loving folks. The streets is talking and ...
04:43 pm EDT - Thu, September 22, 2011
Engadget iRoom iDock imounts your iPad to your iwall
One sure fire way to make sure you never lose your iPad? Stick the thing in your wall. Now available in North America from Bracketron, the iRoom iDock is a motorized dock for your Apple tablet that ca...
04:21 pm EDT - Thu, September 22, 2011
Engadget Oracle amends complaint against Google to $2 billion, risks the wrath of Judge Alsup
Oracle's damage claim against Google in it's battle over Java patents keeps inching downwards, but not nearly quick enough to please either Big G or Judge William Alsup. The Redwood Shores-based compa...
04:00 pm EDT - Thu, September 22, 2011
Engadget Evoz Baby Monitor lets you spy on your kid from anywhere your iPhone gets a signal
Worried that your bundle of joy might get up to no good during your weekly Hatha class? Not with this monolith by his bedside, he won't. It's called the Evoz Baby Monitor and it takes its job very ser...
03:36 pm EDT - Thu, September 22, 2011
Engadget Pantech Breakout now available to bring LTE to the light-walleted
An LTE handset on Verizon's network that doesn't feature a 4.3-inch display or a price tag that starts with a two or a three? Why, that would be the Pantech Breakout. The latest 4G phone on Big Red ha...
03:12 pm EDT - Thu, September 22, 2011
Engadget RED CEO teases 4K 3D laser projector, bound for theaters and (millionaires') homes
We all love RED -- the company puts out some of the best pro-quality digital video cameras on the market. But, what about the other side of that equation? All of that 4K footage is worthless without s...
02:47 pm EDT - Thu, September 22, 2011
Engadget QNX shows off its versatility, powers failing OnStar accessories as well as floundering tablets
Back in April of 2010, RIM snatched up a little known property called QNX, which primarily powered in-car infotainment systems. As we all know, that little OS eventually became the platform on which t...
02:47 pm EDT - Thu, September 22, 2011
Engadget QNX shows off its versatility, powers OnStar accessories as well as floundering tablets
Back in April of 2010, RIM snatched up a little known property called QNX, which primarily powered in-car infotainment systems. As we all know, that little OS eventually became the platform on which t...
02:23 pm EDT - Thu, September 22, 2011
Engadget Virtu-LIMB lets prospective patients take upgraded Touch Bionics hand for a spin
It looks like Touch Bionics is bringing the classic "try before you buy" racket to the world of bionic hands. Say hello to the Virtu-LIMB, a simulation and training setup for myoelectric upper limb pr...
01:59 pm EDT - Thu, September 22, 2011
Engadget OpenMobile demos ACL for MeeGo, promises 100 percent compatibility with Android apps (video)
OpenMobile is a new company on the application compatibility scene whose primary product, the Application Compatibility Layer, promises to bring Android's large volume of apps to smaller platforms. In...
01:35 pm EDT - Thu, September 22, 2011
Engadget HTC strikes Dropbox deal, will offer 5GB free on Sense 3.5 phones
HTC has now launched itself into the clouds, confirming that its latest Android phones will get an extra 3GB of storage with Dropbox. According to Pocket-Lint, the extra space will extend to all HTC d...
01:12 pm EDT - Thu, September 22, 2011
Engadget 'Mommy Tummy' simulator takes you from normal to pregnant in two minutes (video)
You can test drive a car before buying it, so why not take the same approach to pregnancy? Such is the idea, apparently, behind the "Mommy Tummy" -- a system that gives women (or men) a taste of what ...
12:48 pm EDT - Thu, September 22, 2011
Engadget Two megapixel mini-camera measures in at under a cubic inch, weighs under an ounce
Remember that one-inch Chobi Cam One spotted in Japan earlier this year? Well, its tiny self has now reappeared on US shores, ready to be lost in a sofa or coat pocket near you. Unimaginatively titled...
12:24 pm EDT - Thu, September 22, 2011
Engadget LG Optimus Hub (aka Univa Optimus Two) earns its stripes at the FCC
Okay, we'll totally admit that we've got something of a phone crush on LG's successor to the Optimus One lineup. Sure, it hasn't debuted in the States, and its specs already look a bit tired, but ther...
12:00 pm EDT - Thu, September 22, 2011
Engadget HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio -- we go ears-on (video)
Guess who's back? HTC let us play with the new and improved Sensation XE in London last night and we even managed to find a secluded spot to bop our heads to the integrated Beats Audio and packaged Yo...
12:00 pm EDT - Thu, September 22, 2011
Engadget HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio, we go ears-on (video)
Guess who's back? HTC let us play with the new and improved Sensation XE in London last night and we even managed to find a secluded spot to bop our heads to the integrated Beats Audio and packaged Yo...
11:33 am EDT - Thu, September 22, 2011
Engadget Install Windows 8 onto your HTC Shift today, give it a reason to wake up in the morning (video)
If you've got an HTC Shift sitting around that's collecting dust and not doing much else, it could find a new lease on life with the revelation of its (very unofficial) support for Windows 8. Like the...
11:01 am EDT - Thu, September 22, 2011
Engadget Microbial fuel cell produces hydrogen from wastewater without wasting energy
Back in 2005, Bruce Logan and his team of Penn State researchers developed a microbial fuel cell capable of converting poop into power. Now, Logan has refined his system to the point where it can prod...
10:03 am EDT - Thu, September 22, 2011
Engadget 4G variant of HTC's Radar spotted in the wild, flying a magenta flag
The Radar's arrival in this world was overshadowed by the massive Titan released on the same day. But if a batch of spy shots sent to TmoNews is to be believed, then this mid-specced 3.8-inch Windows ...
09:13 am EDT - Thu, September 22, 2011
Engadget Henry Tirri appointed CTO of Nokia, permanently replacing Rich Green
Not much of a surprise here, but today it finally becomes official: Henry Tirri has been appointed CTO of Nokia, nearly four months after assuming the position on a temporary basis. Tirri, who joined ...
08:14 am EDT - Thu, September 22, 2011
Engadget Nokia's FourSquare-enabled vending machine offers free smartphones, Butterfingers (video)
Sure, it's one thing to hit up the vending machine at work to get your Doritos fix, but free gifts? That's exactly what Nokia's doing at the Skypark in Glasgow for the city's Social Media Week with t...
07:11 am EDT - Thu, September 22, 2011
Engadget UK gets first hydrogen refueling station, Honda lot graciously plays host
UK-based treehuggers can bust out the internet high fives now. Merry ol' Swindon just got the British isles' first ever commercial hydrogen refueling station. Part of a collaborative effort between in...
06:04 am EDT - Thu, September 22, 2011
Engadget Microsoft boots Windows Phone manager following mini-review of Nokia's Mango handset
The man who previously led the development of IE Mobile for Windows Phone is no longer with Microsoft, whose termination followed a series of tweets regarding one of Nokia's unreleased Mango handsets....
05:14 am EDT - Thu, September 22, 2011
Engadget Pioneer's new DJM-250 budget mixer tries not to fade your balance
Sure, two turntables and a microphone might be where it's at, but you'll only get so far before you wish you had a mixer plonked in the middle. Makers of high end DJ finery, Pioneer, has just added a ...
04:23 am EDT - Thu, September 22, 2011
Engadget OCZ debuts Synapse Cache Series SSDs to compensate for your HDD's shortcomings
This really shouldn't come as much of a surprise, given some of OCZ's other offerings, but the company has outed its Synapse Cache SSDs so you don't have to suffer the speed limitations inherent in sp...
03:18 am EDT - Thu, September 22, 2011
Engadget Splashtop Remote Desktop now available for Mac OS X, costs but $10
Not content with creating the possibility of (emulated) Wii gaming on Android tablets, Splashtop continues to spread itself across pretty much anything with a screen, with a Mac-friendly version avail...
02:36 am EDT - Thu, September 22, 2011
Engadget LG Optimus EX bound for South Korea, still won't pay alimony
Despite its rather curious name, the LG Optimus EX (aka the LG SU-880) just might be your soulmate -- provided you live in South Korea. The 9.5mm device appears ready to take SK Telecom by storm with ...
01:51 am EDT - Thu, September 22, 2011
Engadget OnLive's cloud rolls across the pond, UK gamers now welcome
OnLive promised that it was coming, and the company has now brought its cloud-based gaming service to the UK right on schedule. That, of course, is identical to the service elsewhere, which lets you p...
01:27 am EDT - Thu, September 22, 2011
Engadget DirecTV iPad app upgrade adds easy multiroom DVR control, HDUI compatibility
A new update for DirecTV's official iPad app just showed up in iTunes, adding the ability to manage recordings on all of your connected HD DVRs. As seen in the screenshot above, v1.2.6 ties into the c...
12:37 am EDT - Thu, September 22, 2011
Engadget Samsung SHV-E120L comes out of the development dark, is the Xtina to LG's Britney
Brothers from another mobile mother, or just a case of copycat syndrome? We'll let you be the judge, but from the looks of this latest leak, Samsung's SHV-E120L could be sharing some of the LG LU6200'...
11:56 pm EDT - Wed, September 21, 2011
Engadget In case you didn't know, PS Vita will play nice with PSP in ad-hoc mode
Check out this tasty morsel of PS Vita info making the rounds: you'll be able to face your PSP-totin' friends via ad-hoc mode with games you've snagged from the PS Store (so long as the title supports...
11:33 pm EDT - Wed, September 21, 2011
Engadget Windows 8 ditches '80s BIOS boot for streamline UEFI
Every time we reboot our computers, that scrolling code takes us right back to the days of War Games and Tab. Bringing us into the 21st century, Microsoft has decided to ditch the old boot by beautify...
11:11 pm EDT - Wed, September 21, 2011
Engadget 'Monster Cat' 30,472-core supercomputer can be yours for $1,279 an hour
Nicknamed after the magical "Nekomata" cat of Japanese nightmares, Cycle Computing's monstrous new supercomputer can now be yours to rent for the low price of $1,279 an hour. By fusing together the fa...
10:48 pm EDT - Wed, September 21, 2011
Engadget Samsung releases AT&T Galaxy S II kernel source far in advance of the phone's release
Whoever's cranking out the kernel source in Samsung's headquarters has some serious aspirations. Cooking it up for the Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch the day it was released was a rather snappy process, bu...
10:26 pm EDT - Wed, September 21, 2011
Engadget Sprint reportedly capping its mobile hotspot plans October 2nd
If Sprint's myriad policy changes are part of the company's strategy update, perhaps we're not looking forward to October 7th's event after all. The latest bout in a series of gut-punching cost-cuttin...
10:05 pm EDT - Wed, September 21, 2011
Engadget Sony's Tablet S goes under the knife, reveals secrets lurking within
With the Tablet S on sale, it was really only a matter of time before its inevitable teardown, and here to fill our need for splayed circuity is one from TechRepublic. Seeing as most Honeycomb tablets...
09:32 pm EDT - Wed, September 21, 2011
Engadget Micron adds self-encryption to RealSSD C400, protects plans for world domination from prying eyes
Micron may think it's simply "bolstering user security" but, if you ask us, it seems like the company is providing the machines with a tool to protect their plans for insurrection. The RealSSD C400 SE...
09:04 pm EDT - Wed, September 21, 2011
Engadget Squid extract bridges human machine divide, cyborgs to become very real
If we ever manage to capture a live giant squid, researchers at the University of Washington are going to have a field day. Enterprising minds at the institution's materials science and engineering de...
08:32 pm EDT - Wed, September 21, 2011
Engadget Roku announces Disney partnership, YouTube channel in the works
Roku has been charming the pants off Google and the suspenders off Mickey. The media streaming company has shed light on both the development of a YouTube channel and a partnership with Disney. After ...
08:05 pm EDT - Wed, September 21, 2011
Engadget Apple offers Final Cut Pro X update and free 30 day trial, hopes we can all still be friends
Plenty of folks were less than thrilled by the release of Apple's rebuilt Final Cut Pro -- in fact, words like "disgruntled" come to mind when describing the response to the new version of the video e...
07:44 pm EDT - Wed, September 21, 2011
Engadget Twitter opens up photo sharing via text message on some carriers
We're not exactly lacking in ways to share a photo on Twitter these days, but one key area that has been left behind is the venerable text message -- which is pretty important for the millions of peop...
07:22 pm EDT - Wed, September 21, 2011
Engadget Froyo-based ViewSonic V430 smartphone appears in Russia, anonymity almost guaranteed
ViewSonic has revealed its latest Android phone, the V430 -- though you'd be hard pressed to tell who made it from looks alone. Putting the incognito design aside, vital statistics include a meaty WVG...
06:56 pm EDT - Wed, September 21, 2011
Engadget New RED Scarlet to be announced November 3rd
Well, it looks like Canon won't be the only company making a big camera announcement on November 3rd. RED CEO Jim Jannard has also now confirmed that it will also be officially announcing its "new" RE...
06:22 pm EDT - Wed, September 21, 2011
Engadget LightSquared proposes 'simple, affordable solution' to that pesky GPS interference issue
It's not the first "solution" that LightSquared has proposed for the GPS interference issue that's gotten in the way of its LTE network rollout, but the company's now touting a new "simple, affordable...
05:51 pm EDT - Wed, September 21, 2011
Engadget Existing Windows Phones to get Mango update within the next two weeks
We've already witnessed the launch of a Windows Phone with Mango and seen several others announced, so when's the update rolling out to devices still operating on NoDo? According to Microsoft's offici...
05:31 pm EDT - Wed, September 21, 2011
Engadget Poll: Spotify tops two million premium subscribers -- are you one?
The competition may be nabbing most of the headlines these days, but Spotify's got some good news of its own to report. We just got word that the streaming music service has passed two million premium...
05:06 pm EDT - Wed, September 21, 2011
Engadget IRL: WildBlue satellite internet, international charging, a flashing habit and failing to get work done on an iPad
Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment.It's been a w...
04:47 pm EDT - Wed, September 21, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile's BlackBerry Curve 9360 available for $79 on September 28th, swanks it up with merlot variant
Attention power users and devotees of physical portrait QWERTYs, RIM's outing yet another member of its Curve family this month. Running the Waterloo-based company's latest BB 7 OS, Magenta's BlackBer...
04:26 pm EDT - Wed, September 21, 2011
Engadget Willcom unveils its 33-gram WX03A, a phone-accessory phone?
You can't get more niche than a phone accessory that's also a phone, but that's exactly what Japanese network Willcom has got here in the miniscule WX03A "strap phone" -- a candy-bar handset that atta...
04:04 pm EDT - Wed, September 21, 2011
Engadget Eee Pad Slider shipping now, Archos 80 G9 hits pre-order status
It's practically raining tablets these days, and two more just hit the market. Of course, the Asus Eee Pad Slider and Archos 80 G9 were announced some time ago, but now you can finally handover your h...
03:41 pm EDT - Wed, September 21, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S II makes its AT&T debut October 2nd for $199 on contract
You've endured almost a year's worth of Galaxy S II teasing, so what's a few more weeks? AT&T's swiftly sped past its "coming soon" announcement for Sammy's heralded handset, now giving us a firm ...
03:24 pm EDT - Wed, September 21, 2011
Engadget Pandora rolls out HTML5 redesign to everyone, drops 40 hour listening cap
Remember that Pandora redesign that we told you about, way back in July? Well, it's finally done testing, and is ready to bring its HTML5-based goodness to the Internet radio-loving masses. The revamp...
03:03 pm EDT - Wed, September 21, 2011
Engadget Verizon's FiOS on Demand app brings Flex View streaming to iPad, iPhone
It's been in the works for more than a year, but Verizon's FiOS on Demand app has finally arrived to the iPad and iPhone. Available as a free download on the iTunes Store, this tool provides FiOS subs...
02:41 pm EDT - Wed, September 21, 2011
Engadget Amazon lets you check out Kindle books from library websites, asks you to shush yourself at home
Love libraries, but hate having to look at all of those dusty old books? Good news: following the recent Seattle-only launch, it's now possible to check out Amazon Kindle books from some 11,000 librar...
02:29 pm EDT - Wed, September 21, 2011
Engadget Canon enables AirPrint on a trio of PIXMA wireless printers, plans to keep up the trend
Here's the scenario: A., You've been getting your wireless print on with Canon's PIXMA MG8220, MG6220 or MG5320 all-in-one inkjet printer, and B., you own an iDevice. Well, feel free to do a little da...
02:04 pm EDT - Wed, September 21, 2011
Engadget LG Enlighten to achieve retail zen September 22nd on Verizon
There are a number of ways to achieve inner-peace, like years of meditation, for example -- or you could just pick up an $80 Android handset. LG finally made official the release of its Enlighten hand...
01:40 pm EDT - Wed, September 21, 2011
Engadget Edison2's Very Light Car is now very electric, too
When we caught a glimpse of Edison2's Very Light Car earlier this year, we were told to expect an electric version of the X-Prize winning featherweight in the near future. Well, here it is. Known as t...
01:16 pm EDT - Wed, September 21, 2011
Engadget Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook opened up for the FCC, should have showered first
Dark stains aside, it looks like the S3's WiFi and Bluetooth credentials are all in order so we'll hopefully see its skinny 17mm (0.67-inch) form stateside before too long. The regulatory teardown pic...
12:51 pm EDT - Wed, September 21, 2011
Engadget HTC Raider 4G arrives bearing South Korean LTE, looks a lot like the Holiday
HTC has bestowed a sparkly new handset upon its South Korean customers today, with the release of the Raider 4G. Sporting a 4.5-inch qHD display, this Gingerbread-coated device is powered by a 1.5GHz ...
12:26 pm EDT - Wed, September 21, 2011
Engadget AOC's 16-inch portable monitor sucks power, video from your USB port
AOC's latest may not have the IPS viewing angles of recent tablet offerings or high-end monitors, but this portable 16-inch screen connects -- and powers itself -- through just one USB port. Priced at...
12:01 pm EDT - Wed, September 21, 2011
Engadget Facebook adds real-time 'ticker' to overhauled news feed, donates old layout to science (video)
Facebook is about to turn your social life into an online newspaper. That's the takeaway from a new slate of changes the company unveiled yesterday, ahead of its annual f8 developer conference in San ...
11:15 am EDT - Wed, September 21, 2011
Engadget Adobe's launching Flash Player 11, Air 3 bringing HD video and 3D gaming to all
While we've had access to Adobe's Flash Player 11 in beta form for months, the company announced it will finally get official, along with Air 3, next month. Among the many new features included are su...
10:31 am EDT - Wed, September 21, 2011
Engadget Report: Apple to hold media event on October 4th, Tim Cook to unveil iPhone 5
We have yet to receive official word on this, but All Things Digital is reporting today that Apple's next big media event will be held on October 4th, where freshly minted CEO Tim Cook is expected to ...
09:42 am EDT - Wed, September 21, 2011
Engadget SteelSeries Sensei gaming mouse goes up for pre-order, obeys your macro come October
Competitive gaming scored itself a new peripheral vying for the top spot back in August, when SteelSeries unveiled its ambidextrous Sensei mouse. If you'll recall, the Sensei tracks up to 150-inches p...
09:08 am EDT - Wed, September 21, 2011
Engadget Microsoft and Casio enter cross licensing agreement, world wonders if Casio actually makes Linux-based devices
If you happen to be making devices that run on Linux -- of which Android is a subset -- odds are pretty good that you'll be getting a phone call from Redmond at some point. And that's just what happen...
08:24 am EDT - Wed, September 21, 2011
Engadget Google Voice enters internal testing across Europe, international launch on the horizon?
Lather up your vocal cords, Europe, because it looks like Google Voice is on its way over. That's according to the company's European Director of Business Development, Jens Redmer, who told The Next W...
07:53 am EDT - Wed, September 21, 2011
Engadget AT&T launches new global messaging plans, lets you comfortably roam
The largest GSM carrier in the country is popular amongst travelers because you can use nearly all of its phones anywhere in the world. Messaging whilst abroad, however, has always been an expensive h...
07:10 am EDT - Wed, September 21, 2011
Engadget dockBoss+ adapter brings iOS speaker dock compatibility to Android, BlackBerry and WP7 handsets*
A while back, you probably splurged for that insert-iPod-sound-system-here thinking you'd get some pretty good mileage out of it. If you also jumped ship at some point along the way (read: switched to...
06:03 am EDT - Wed, September 21, 2011
Engadget There is now a $4.6 million Tata Nano made of gold
There are people who ask why, and people who ask why not -- and yet others who decide to turn a $2,500 car into a $4.6 million car by covering it with gold and jewels. Yes, that's none other than a lo...
05:13 am EDT - Wed, September 21, 2011
Engadget Switchable graphics solutions duel it out, AMD ends up looking like a chump
At this point, NVIDIA's Optimus switchable graphics are old hat, but AMD is relatively new to the game of packing dual GPUs in a single laptop. AnandTech decided to pit the two solutions against each ...
04:01 am EDT - Wed, September 21, 2011
Engadget Nikon unveils V1 and J1 mirrorless cameras: 10.1MP CMOS, 1080p video, starts at $650
Rumors of a Nikon mirrorless camera have been floating around the web since the middle of last year, and recent leaks have made us wonder not if the company would release a compact ILC -- only when su...
04:01 am EDT - Wed, September 21, 2011
Engadget Nikon unveils V1 and J1 mirrorless cameras: 10.1MP CMOS, 1080p video, ships in October for $650+ (video)
Rumors of a Nikon mirrorless camera have been floating around the web since the middle of last year, and recent leaks have made us wonder not if the company would release a compact ILC -- only when su...
03:18 am EDT - Wed, September 21, 2011
Engadget Kazaa rolls out music streaming app for iOS devices
Kazaa may not have exactly caught fire since it ditched its shady past and went the legit route back in 2009, but the company is still around, and it's now finally released its first mobile app. That ...
02:24 am EDT - Wed, September 21, 2011
Engadget Hulu Plus for Android gets more plusses, adds compatibility to nine devices
Do we want to live in a world where the Vizio Tablet actually has Hulu Plus before our beloved Motorola Droid Bionic or Droid 3? No matter your answer, the fortunate news is that we no longer have to,...
01:53 am EDT - Wed, September 21, 2011
Engadget GeeXboX LiveUSB HTPC Linux distro hits v2.0, adds ARM support for multi-core video decoding
Last time we heard about GeeXboX, Palm was ushering out its first webOS phone, Google was putting the traditional navigation model in the grave and unlimited Skype calling over LTE was but a figment o...
01:27 am EDT - Wed, September 21, 2011
Engadget ASUS' U46SV-DH51 goes up for pre-order, ships to bezel haters on October 1st (video)
Do you despise thick bezels, yet harbor an unnatural aversion to portables from LG and Samsung? We're not here to psychoanalyze, but ASUS' U46SV-DH51 might be more to your liking. The "Brushed Champag...
12:59 am EDT - Wed, September 21, 2011
Engadget Desk Pets' TankBot rolls out with Android and iOS support, is the tiny racer in your hand
Lonely and living in the city, but don't have the patience or maturity for Man's Best Friend? Well, you could always take a TankBot under your wing. Desk Pets' palm-sized four-wheeler first whirred in...
12:30 am EDT - Wed, September 21, 2011
Engadget Yale demos NFC-enabled residential locks, germaphobes rejoice (video)
Assa Abloy has already brought NFC-based door locks to some Swedish hotel rooms, but one of its subsidiary companies is now looking to bring them to your doorstep, as well. Earlier this month, Yale Lo...
12:04 am EDT - Wed, September 21, 2011
Engadget Comcast and FCC partner to give low-income families access to internet, Nyan Cats
Like a giant warlock guarding the gates of the interwebs, financial barriers all too often block our young people from accessing the plethora of awesomeness found in front of those iconic triple-Ws-an...
11:39 pm EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget Verizon continues nationwide LTE expansion tour, edges closer to year-end goal
It appears that Verizon's showing no signs of slowing its LTE expansion efforts, as 26 markets lit up last week and at least another 21 are ready to debut on October 20th. The most recent switching of...
11:26 pm EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget Epic 4G Touch gets 'experimental' Windows-only root, overclockers and undervolters dance for joy
Since you can't upgrade the GPU or add more RAM to your smartphone, there's really only one way to improve upon an already impressive handset like the Epic 4G Touch -- root it. It hasn't been on the m...
09:59 pm EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Show is live, here at 6:00PM ET!
Are you ready for this? If not, too bad, because we're back, and boy have we got jam-packed show this month. The next episode of The Engadget Show starts shooting tonight at 6PM ET, and you can join u...
09:58 pm EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget Introducing Engadget Distro!
Say hello to Engadget Distro. At its most molecular level, it's nothing more than a series of ones and zeros, cobbled together in a compiler and made to look like words and images on Apple's iPad. But...
09:55 pm EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 266 - 09.20.2011
Netflix's surprise split took the top spot this week, so we dug into what this means for the company and its subscribers, especially those who prefer Blu-ray quality over streaming convenience. Closin...
09:36 pm EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget HP's unreleased white TouchPad and Pre 3 for AT&T (hands-on video)
What's this? Some of HP's unreleased WebOS devices? Well yes! Say hello to the white european TouchPad, the black TouchPad 4G for AT&T, the Pre 3 for AT&T, and our very own Veer 4G review unit...
09:25 pm EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Show is live, here at 6:00PM ET! (update: we're done!)
Are you ready for this? If not, too bad, because we're back, and boy have we got jam-packed show this month. The next episode of The Engadget Show starts shooting tonight at 6PM ET, and you can join u...
09:23 pm EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Show is live, here at 6:00PM ET!
Are you ready for this? If not, too bad, because we're back, and boy have we got jam-packed show this month. The next episode of The Engadget Show starts shooting tonight at 6PM ET, and you can join u...
09:08 pm EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget Droid Bionic mod brings HDMI mirroring and Webtop to your car, please drive responsibly
You're cruisin' in your sweet ride when all of a sudden you realize exactly what your set of wheels is missing: Webtop. While the vast majority of us may shrug off the thought, convincing ourselves th...
08:46 pm EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget HTC Rhyme clicks its heels, calls O2 its exclusive UK home
Listen up, all you single ladies, err, people with style -- HTC's charm-dongled handset's about to dash across the pond. Launching as an exclusive on UK carrier O2, the 3.7-inch device'll saunter its ...
08:25 pm EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget Engadget giveaway: win one of five Nexus S 4G phones with $1,000 Google Wallet credit!
We're pretty excited about Google Wallet, but the service is currently only available for Nexus S 4G phone owners, leaving most of you waiting for broader implementation. Well, how would you like to s...
08:03 pm EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget Amazon's Kindle Library Lending service rolls in to Seattle, in full beta regalia
Saddle up, kids, because it looks like Amazon's Kindle Library Lending service is inching its way toward launch. According to the Digital Reader, the retailer's OverDrive-powered feature has begun rol...
07:40 pm EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget Samsung Epic 4G Touch gets torn down, confirms its epic crendentials
The Samsung Epic 4G Touch is a triumph of engineering, jamming oh-so-very-much into an oh-so-little frame. What better way to celebrate its wonderous design, than to tear it all down to its constituen...
07:19 pm EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget Microsoft to offer discounted hardware, software to students from low-income families
You don't need a PhD in economics to realize that times are pretty tough right now -- especially for those at the lower end of the income ladder. Fortunately, though, Microsoft has announced a new ini...
07:00 pm EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2011 wrap-up
We came, we saw, we conquered -- and just like that, Intel's Developer Forum was over. Much like years past, Chipzilla was proudly beating its own drum: we saw demos of Ivy Bridge and Haswell, a healt...
06:44 pm EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile customers would be able to keep rate plans on AT&T after contract expires
The post-merger AT&T&T world is a mysterious one. Nobody knows what it looks like or what the rules will be, and it's quite likely we won't know all of the answers until the acquisition has be...
06:29 pm EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget Huawei gives October shipping date for MediaPad in Malaysia, US and China by year's end
Been wondering when you were gonna get a chance to smear fingerprints all over 7-inches of Android 3.2, courtesy of Huawei's MediaPad? Well, if you happen to live in Malaysia, it should be by the midd...
05:58 pm EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget LaCie ships Little Big Disk Thunderbolt, promises 240GB SSD variant in mid-October
It's taken its sweet time, but folks who weren't exactly keen on the Promise Pegasus finally have a compact option for putting their Thunderbolt port to good use. LaCie has just announced that it's Li...
05:56 pm EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget Motorola Atrix 2 peeks out (again) from the wild, destined for AT&T faux G?
Now that the tidal wave of Bionic hype has crashed upon Verizon's shore, it's time to focus our anticipation on Moto's other beast phone -- the Atrix 2. Leaked shots of the AT&T-branded update cam...
05:56 pm EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget Motorola Atrix 2 peeks out (again) from the wild, destined for AT&T's faux-G?
Now that the tidal wave of Bionic hype has crashed upon Verizon's shore, it's time to focus our anticipation on Moto's other beast phone -- the Atrix 2. Leaked shots of the AT&T-branded update cam...
05:41 pm EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile CMO: no iPhone 5 on our network this year
Hopes and dreams = shot. We've had a sneaky suspicion all along that T-Mobile would likely be the only major network not playing host to an iPhone 5 launch party this year, but we still kept our heads...
05:20 pm EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget Instagram goes 2.0, gets even more filter-happy
Exceedingly popular iPhone photo app Instagram is celebrating its big (version) 2.0 with the addition of a number of new features. At the top of the list is Live Filters, which let you view images thr...
05:03 pm EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget MakerBot's Turtle Shell Racers cruise around our offices (video)
This weekend's Maker Faire in New York City was lousy with 3D printers. Every tent in the outdoor area was packed to capacity with the things, their owners standing beside them, showing off the small ...
04:43 pm EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget Xiaomi Phone to get vanilla Android 2.3.5 next month, Ice Cream Sandwich in January
By now most of you may already know that the attractively priced Xiaomi Phone will support both MIUI and vanilla Android ROMs (though not simultaneously on its dual-partition system); but earlier toda...
04:21 pm EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget Google+ moves from field trial to beta, adds Hangouts on phones, search and more
Well, it looks like the "field trial" is officially over. Google today announced that its Google+ social network has moved up to beta status and, as a result, it's now open to everyone (no invita...
04:09 pm EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Show is live tonight, with Jonathan Coulton, Maker Faire, Keepon, and more!
We're getting closer! We're shooting tonight at 6PM ET, and if you're lucky enough to be in NYC we have a few tickets left over. If you'd like to attend, e-mail jon dot turi at engadget dot com includ...
03:50 pm EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget NVIDIA releases Kal-El white papers, announces a fifth "Companion" core for less demanding tasks
We've known about Kal-El -- the quad-core mobile processor from NVIDIA -- for a fair amount of time, but a lot of the finer details have remained a secret as we've anxiously awaited its debut in table...
03:50 pm EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget NVIDIA releases Kal-El white papers, announces a fifth 'Companion' core for less demanding tasks
We've known about Kal-El -- the quad-core mobile processor from NVIDIA -- for a fair amount of time, but a lot of the finer details have remained a secret as we've anxiously awaited its debut in table...
03:42 pm EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget 'Personalized Wireless' launching September 26th, bringing mysterious vapors to our cellular airwaves (video)
Does America need another wireless operator? Is the MVNO boneyard really due for another? Are you eager for a carrier that adapts to your needs, and magically delivers "stuff" that matters to you? Hav...
03:42 pm EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget 'Personalized Wireless' launching September 26th (update: it's Cellular South, and it'll be regional)
Does America need another wireless operator? Is the MVNO boneyard really due for another? Are you eager for a carrier that adapts to your needs, and magically delivers "stuff" that matters to you? Hav...
03:04 pm EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget HTC Rhyme with Sense 3.5 hands-on (video)
We're here at HTC's swank New York City press event where the mood lighting and floral centerpieces are as unabashedly girly as the Rhyme, its newest handset for lady folk. We just spent a few minutes...
02:28 pm EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget Layoffs underway at HP's webOS division, hundreds of employees may be in jeopardy
HP's webOS-powered devices are riding off into the sunset and so too, apparently, are hundreds of jobs. Sources close to the company tell All Things Digital that upwards of 525 employees at HP's Palm ...
02:08 pm EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget HTC Rhyme official: 3G, 3.7-inch display, single-core CPU, headed to Verizon for $199 on contract
Well, well. Looks like those leaked press shots (and hands-on photos and video walk-through) were on the money. HTC just officially announced the Rhyme -- that womanly handset otherwise known as the B...
01:50 pm EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget HTC Explorer, formerly HTC Pico, is back in black
Anyone turned off by the HTC Pico's blueish guise may be happy to see the phone's dark and serious makeover in these press shots. Now going under the name of the HTC Explorer, the render also gives us...
01:26 pm EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget German engineers want to halve EV manufacturing costs by 2018, seem confident about it
Yearning for an EV that can fit within your budget? You may not have to wait too long, according a group of engineers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), who are aiming to halve plug-in ma...
01:07 pm EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget App developers must play nice with Ice Cream Sandwich if they want a bite
Google's Android developer blog is warning creators of Honeycomb apps to rework their code for Ice Cream Sandwich or suffer unsightly consequences. The 'problem' with ICS is that it gets rid of the ta...
12:40 pm EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget HTC Rhyme preorders said to begin September 22, Plum-colored exclusive at Target?
Ahead of HTC's big announcement, a tipster has leaked this screen-grab from Target Mobile showing the HTC Rhyme (formerly the Bliss), ready for eager fans to pre-order from September 22nd -- apparentl...
12:40 pm EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget HTC Rhyme preorders said to begin September 22, Plum-colored exclusive at Target? (updated)
Ahead of HTC's big announcement, a tipster has leaked this screen-grab from Target Mobile showing the HTC Rhyme (formerly the Bliss), ready for eager fans to pre-order from September 22nd -- apparentl...
12:24 pm EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget Researchers convert soundwaves into electromagnetic energy, silence no longer golden
Researchers in Japan and Germany have converted energy from soundwaves into electromagnetic energy, trapping a magnetic "spin current" between metal layers. In the experiment, when sound waves are dir...
11:59 am EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget iTwin's filesharing USB gets official OS X compatibility, still plays nice with Windows too
Sure, iTwin's USB filesharing drive has had Mac OS X (Lion and Snow Leopard) support in beta for some time now, but things just got official. If you'll recall, the iTwin's a double-sided splittable US...
11:30 am EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget Magisto edits videos automagically, deluges the interwebs with idiot auteur savancy
Oh, the plague of social media and its irrational empowerment of at-home, amateur media moguls. Well, truth be told, not everyone has the tenacity to sit and slog through hours of footage to create a ...
10:32 am EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget VMK Way-C tablet shows off its full figure, on sale for $300 in select countries this October
We got a look at the back of the African-designed VMK tablet awhile ago, and today we got a bit more info about its pending release. The slate, now named the Way-C, is set to go on sale in October -- ...
09:42 am EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget Cellular South files antitrust lawsuit against AT&T over proposed T-Mobile takeover
Sprint and Uncle Sam aren't the only ones taking issue with AT&T's proposed acquisition of T-Mobile, because Cellular South has a bone to pick, as well. Yesterday, the provider filed a lawsuit aga...
08:46 am EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget LG LU6200 spotted in the wild, with 720p HD display taking center stage
If LG's tease routine didn't whet your appetite for the LU6200, these freshly leaked pics might do the trick. Obtained by Korean site Money Today, these in-the-wild images appear to corroborate many o...
08:00 am EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget Logitech's Harmony Link transforms your iOS device or Android phone into a universal remote (video)
Logitech isn't exactly a stranger to universal remotes, and if you've been yearning for an Android or iOS aimed solution from the Swiss company, its new $100 Harmony Link should have you covered. The ...
07:20 am EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget Telus launches Optimus Black in white, doesn't believe in paradoxes
For those who like a good dose of irony with their Cheerios, there's the LG Optimus Black -- now available in white. Like its darker cousin released in Canada earlier this summer, the Black in white (...
06:23 am EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget Samsung taking Bada open source in 2012?
Samsung invited the world to adventure with its own smartphone OS, Bada, almost two years ago and so far most of us have turned down the offer. Of course, that trip could look more appealing if a Wall...
05:27 am EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget Aperion Audio's second-gen Zona Home Audio Link cuts the musical tether for $150
No need for the bookshelf speakers? No problem. Aperion Audio just introduced the second-generation Zona Home Audio Link system, enabling cable detesters to send music from any USB / 3.5mm-enabled sou...
04:34 am EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget Polyamorous Google Wallet adds Visa to its arsenal
To the delight of shopaholics everywhere, Visa has announced that it's jumped on the Google Wallet bandwagon -- giving card users access to the snazzy, new NFC payment system. Much like MasterCard's a...
03:49 am EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget Microsoft locks Metro-style apps to Windows Store, developers and enterprise keep sideloading privileges
Microsoft's battening down its hatches, and restricting distribution of Metro-style apps to its Windows Store. Developers and enterprise customers (as well as Win32 desktop apps) get the slide this ti...
03:12 am EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget Windows Phone Starter Kit for Wordpress hopes to lure developers, beef up marketplace offerings
There's nothing worse than that "womp womp" moment for Windows Phone users when they find out a favorite website doesn't have an optimized mobile app. Seriously. It's proven. Now, however, Wordpress a...
02:39 am EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget Game on: Sony Ericsson Xperia Play 4G ready at AT&T for $50
Just over four months after the unique device hit Verizon stores, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play 4G has now made it past AT&T's front door and onto shelves nationwide. The unique factor on this par...
02:14 am EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget Lion Ultimatum brings desktop-like functionality and file manager to jailbroken iOS (video)
Sure, OS X Lion borrowed many of its design cues from Apple's iOS platform, but now users of jailbroken iPhone and iPod Touch devices may bring much of the desktop Mac's functionality onto their hands...
01:46 am EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget Amazon Appstore goes global: available now in Europe, Australia and India
Amazon's Appstore hasn't set the world on fire just yet -- perhaps due to the fact that it was a US-only store since launch. That could soon change, with a number of Amazon customers reporting that th...
01:46 am EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget Amazon Appstore goes global: available now in Europe, Australia and India (update: not so fast)
Amazon's Appstore hasn't set the world on fire just yet -- perhaps due to the fact that it was a US-only store since launch. That could soon change, with a number of Amazon customers reporting that th...
01:19 am EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget MSI demo's X79 motherboards with PCI Express 3.0 and UEFI BIOS at IDF 2011 (video)
While MSI wasn't quite ready to publicly divulge all the details of its forthcoming X79-based motherboards, it was more than happy to give us a teaser. We were shown three upcoming models from the com...
01:19 am EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget MSI demos X79 motherboards with PCI Express 3.0 and UEFI BIOS at IDF 2011 (video)
While MSI wasn't quite ready to publicly divulge all the details of its forthcoming X79-based motherboards, it was more than happy to give us a teaser. We were shown three upcoming models from the com...
12:57 am EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget Touchstone mod blesses Samsung Epic 4G Touch with inductive charging powers
The Touchstone's future is just as unclear as any other webOS product at the moment, but it's sure getting a fair share of love from the mod community. Not only did we witness the inductive-charging u...
12:26 am EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget Intel: Ivy Bridge GPU to support 4K resolutions
Color us unsurprised that Ivy Bridge is destined to be faster and smaller than its predecessor, but unbeknownst to us is an interesting tidbit concerning the upcoming architecture's GPU. The revamp wi...
12:02 am EDT - Tue, September 20, 2011
Engadget This DIY Daft Punk helmet is way cooler than your DIY Daft Punk helmet (video)
Harrison Krix may never actually be invited to join Daft Punk, but at the very least, he'll likely have the coolest Halloween costume in the room for pretty much the rest of his life. It's true, we've...
11:43 pm EDT - Mon, September 19, 2011
Engadget Harmonix aims beyond the music, wants to get physical
Guitar Hero and Rock Band may have catapulted games developer Harmonix into the spotlight, but the games studio looks set to branch out more into motion-based, Kinect-friendly titles. Talking to our s...
11:21 pm EDT - Mon, September 19, 2011
Engadget Hulu may not sell after all, bidding drama continues
Hulu has been dressed in its Sunday best for some time now hoping to attract potential buyers -- but according to Reuters, a slew of speed bumps have slowed down the process and may even kill all hope...
11:04 pm EDT - Mon, September 19, 2011
Engadget Kapvik micro-rover is the useful sidekick Mars Rovers have always dreamed of
Mars Rovers are big, expensive and prone to damage -- that's why a team from Carleton University is developing the Kapvik micro-rover. Kapvik is designed as a remote-operated sidekick to the primary r...
10:40 pm EDT - Mon, September 19, 2011
Engadget New bomb-sniffing laser could be used to locate IEDs
We've already seen lasers with the potential to spot explosives, and now a team of researchers is focusing its beams on roadside bomb detection. Chemistry professor Marcos Dantus of Michigan State Uni...
10:21 pm EDT - Mon, September 19, 2011
Engadget Gamers pwn University of Washington scientists, solve decade-long simian AIDS protein conundrum (video)
No gamer's escaped the throes of adolescence without hearing the damning refrain, "Video games'll rot your brain." While scientific research into that claim has so far proved inconclusive, it turns ou...
10:08 pm EDT - Mon, September 19, 2011
Engadget Must See HDTV (September 19th - 25th)
It's that time of year again, when the leaves turn colors and a slew of new programming pops up on our HDTVs. We've pushed the series premieres to the top of each day's listing to help you keep an eye...
09:52 pm EDT - Mon, September 19, 2011
Engadget Vuzix Wrap 1200VR video eyewear does 3D with head-tracking for $600, now available
If you scored yourself Vuzix's Wrap 1200 side-by-side 3D video eyewear last month, you may want to know the company's VR variant is now available for $600 (about 100 bones more). With the Wrap 1200VR,...
09:32 pm EDT - Mon, September 19, 2011
Engadget Bionic owners peeved by high-pitched whine, source of the sound still a mystery
Reports have been trickling in for a few days now that Droid Bionic owners were hearing a high-pitched whine when playing media back through headphones. Well, it looks like it's safe to say it's a ser...
09:24 pm EDT - Mon, September 19, 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're back at our regular time, so take a peek at the live st...
09:11 pm EDT - Mon, September 19, 2011
Engadget Canon S100 gets early October estimate from Amazon, likely to ship ahead of November release
Canon's high-end PowerShot S-series is a mighty special breed, so we've been rather excited about the company's new S100, which we were told to expect in November with a $430 sticker price. Now it loo...
08:25 pm EDT - Mon, September 19, 2011
Engadget A week with Google Wallet (video)
Contactless payments have been something of a curiosity in the credit card industry. MasterCard's PayPass has been around for the better part of a decade, but merchants and banks alike seem hesitant t...
07:56 pm EDT - Mon, September 19, 2011
Engadget Sling shows off SlingPlayer app for Honeycomb tablets
Sling's had a SlingPlayer Mobile app available for Android for some time now, but it looks like Honeycomb users will soon have a version tailored just for them. While there's still no word on an exact...
07:38 pm EDT - Mon, September 19, 2011
Engadget Samsung Nexus S 4G updated to support Google Wallet
It looks like the rumors are true, folks -- the long-awaited update that brings Google Wallet to the Samsung Nexus S 4G on Sprint is indeed here, just two days shy of missing the "summer" deadline com...
07:38 pm EDT - Mon, September 19, 2011
Engadget Samsung Nexus S 4G updated to Android 2.3.7, brings Google Wallet support
It looks like the rumors are true, folks -- the long-awaited update that brings Google Wallet to the Samsung Nexus S 4G on Sprint is indeed here, just two days shy of missing the "summer" deadline com...
07:19 pm EDT - Mon, September 19, 2011
Engadget Shogun Bros. updates Chameleon X-1 mouse gamepad, tosses it up for pre-order
Perfection is an undeniably lofty goal, but that's exactly what Shogun Bros. is striving for, with a freshly announced update to its Chameleon X-1 gaming mouse. Available in three different colors, th...
07:00 pm EDT - Mon, September 19, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Show is live tomorrow, with Jonathan Coulton, Maker Faire, Keepon, and more!
Boy, have we got an action-packed show for you tomorrow! Some might say it's a little too action-packed, but not us, man. And yep, we're doing it live again, because that's just how we roll. We're sho...
06:41 pm EDT - Mon, September 19, 2011
Engadget AT&T reportedly talking to rivals about asset sales in effort to save T-Mobile deal
It's far too early to be writing it off, of course, but AT&T's proposed acquisition of T-Mobile is facing some fairly significant hurdles that could throw a big wrench in the companies' plans -- n...
06:22 pm EDT - Mon, September 19, 2011
Engadget Christie offers 4K upgrade kit for 2K projector that you couldn't afford to begin with
For the eight millionaires who've been watching the pre-release of Killer Elite on their in-home Christie CP2230, we've got exemplary news for you: your already-amazing image quality is about to get e...
06:05 pm EDT - Mon, September 19, 2011
Engadget Fusion Micro mod weds PSP and GameCube hardware, but battery won't last the honeymoon
It may not be the first console we've seen modded and squeezed into portable clothing, but we've got to admire the sheer pluck of cramming all the GameCube's goodnesss into PSP hardware. Modder Ashen,...
05:46 pm EDT - Mon, September 19, 2011
Engadget Print your own blood vessels, no need for red toner
Barely 24 hours after we told you about printing your own bones, the franken-science continues with the announcement that blood vessels are next on the body-parts-you-can-print list. Unsurprisingly, y...
05:24 pm EDT - Mon, September 19, 2011
Engadget McConnel's Robocut mower verges on obscene (video)
Woe betide any Appalachian tiger swallowtails who get caught up in this ungodly four-foot flailhead. Moving to higher ground won't save them either, because Robocut's 40hp Isuzu diesel engine and high...
05:00 pm EDT - Mon, September 19, 2011
Engadget Review score review
See that above? That number in the scorecard? That's the last one of those you'll be seeing on Engadget. (The last one for a while, at least -- "never say never" and all that.) Review scores were adde...
04:38 pm EDT - Mon, September 19, 2011
Engadget HP's 7-inch TouchPad Go surfaces on a website that isn't selling it
You're still not any closer to being able to buy one, but HP's mysterious 7-inch TouchPad has now gotten a bit less mysterious. After turning up at the FCC under the TouchPad Go moniker in August, the...
04:19 pm EDT - Mon, September 19, 2011
Engadget Chinese Meizu MX quad-core smartphone gets priced and spec'd
The trickle of Meizu MX news continues: we're on target for a late September release in China, with a price tag of ¥4,999 ($780 converted) for the 32GB quad-core brute and ¥3,999 ($625) for it...
04:01 pm EDT - Mon, September 19, 2011
Engadget Samsung moves to block iPhone 5 in Korea, expands its anti-Apple offensive
Well, since Samsung couldn't get an early peek at the iPhone 5 and iPad 3, the company has simply decided to take a page from Apple's playbook. A senior exec told The Korea Times it plans to file a re...
03:40 pm EDT - Mon, September 19, 2011
Engadget Qantas testing iPad in-flight entertainment, still won't compare to flying Soul Plane
It's official: we're naming 2011 the "Year of In-Flight Entertainment." Starting next month, Qantas will join the throngs of airlines giving passengers more to chew on than honey-roasted nuts, with it...
03:21 pm EDT - Mon, September 19, 2011
Engadget Arduino-modded stoplight makes the bestest server monitor you'll see this week
Keeping an eye on your server health isn't the most romantic of pastimes. That's what compelled modder mkanoap to build a computer-free monitoring system that was as cheerily simple as Xymon's red-yel...
03:01 pm EDT - Mon, September 19, 2011
Engadget Game over: Telstra won't be Gingerbreading the HTC Desire after all
If you're on Australia's Telstra network and you're still clinging to hope of an OTA Gingerbread update for your beloved HTC Desire, then now it's officially time to let go. For a while it looked like...
02:40 pm EDT - Mon, September 19, 2011
Engadget Play Wii games on your Android tablet via network streaming (video)
In case you haven't met him already, Obiwan222222 represents the minimalist alternative to hardcore modding. He's already shown us Wii games running on the PSP and iPod Touch, and now he's pulled off ...
02:21 pm EDT - Mon, September 19, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 WiFi gets US pricing, 16GB model starts at $469
Samsung's latest Android Tab has already gotten the in-box hands-on treatment from the blue shirts at Best Buy, but now we have official word on pricing for the 8.9-inch WiFi-only model, set to hit st...
02:02 pm EDT - Mon, September 19, 2011
Engadget Pantech Breakout finally does just that, available from Verizon starting September 22nd
Adding to Verizon's ever-expanding selection of LTE phones, Pantech's Breakout will be its first sub-$100 LTE handset, sneaking into the mix at $99.99 on a two-year contract and after a $50 mail-in re...
01:45 pm EDT - Mon, September 19, 2011
Engadget Arduino brings the (new) goods to Maker Faire New York, welcomes ARM into the fold
When Arduino unveiled a boatload of new products on Friday, we could have taken the easy route, posted the PR and called it a day. But, since the crew happened to be in town for Maker Faire, with a fe...
01:23 pm EDT - Mon, September 19, 2011
Engadget Stable release of Chrome 14 out now, brings a few upgrades for Lion users
The very latest software goodness from Google has arrived, with Chrome hitting its 14th iteration (celebration, anyone?). This one gives Mac OS X Lion users a little something extra, with access to ov...
01:01 pm EDT - Mon, September 19, 2011
Engadget The Electree: finally, a bonsai tree that uses solar power to charge your gadgets
So you're tres green chic with your solar-charging jacket, and that Ralph Lauren backpack keeps your gadgets energized even off the coast of Martha's Vineyard. But what about stylish photovoltaics for...
12:38 pm EDT - Mon, September 19, 2011
Engadget Brainlink lets you control your toy robots, Roombas, before they control you (video)
Let's be frank for a minute -- we need to gain control of our robots before they get control of us, so why not start with the robots you've already got taking up space on your shelves at home? At this...
12:20 pm EDT - Mon, September 19, 2011
Engadget Keiji Inafune: handheld consoles don't need to fear the smartphone... yet
Yeah, we know that the whole mobile-gaming-is threatening-dedicated-gaming thing has been done to death, but when some of the industry's software MVPs start weighing in on the matter, well... that's w...
11:59 am EDT - Mon, September 19, 2011
Engadget Scientists attempt to give spark of life to all-synthetic metal cells
Just because it hasn't happened yet, doesn't mean it can't; at least that's what a Scottish research group is hoping as it attempts to create reproductive synthetic cells made completely from metal. A...
11:16 am EDT - Mon, September 19, 2011
Engadget Researchers use wireless network to monitor breathing, could save lives
When Neal Patwari and his team of researchers developed a wireless network capable of seeing through walls, we assumed they were simply looking to cultivate their Alastor Moody-like superpowers. Turns...
10:01 am EDT - Mon, September 19, 2011
Engadget Tokyo Game Show 2011 wrap-up
All good things must come to an end, and likewise with this year's Tokyo Game Show which wrapped up yesterday. Despite the PS Vita's dominance and the lack of newly-announced hero hardware at the show...
09:16 am EDT - Mon, September 19, 2011
Engadget RealVNC demos BIOS-based server at IDF 2011 (video)
VNC (Virtual Network Computing) is one of the of oldest remote desktop solutions around, and while its RFB (remote framebuffer) protocol can require a little more bandwidth than the competition, it's ...
08:31 am EDT - Mon, September 19, 2011
Engadget Iomega's TV with Boxee (Box) hitting Europe by 'by mid-October,' or so it says
Forgive our skepticism, but when your product has missed its original ship date by over half a year, we aren't believing anything until we see it. Or, should we say, our colleagues in Europe see it. I...
07:27 am EDT - Mon, September 19, 2011
Engadget LG unveils Optimus Q2 QWERTY slider, slated for Korean launch next week
LG's fleet of Optimus handsets got slightly larger yesterday, with the announcement of the Optimus Q2 -- a follow-up to that LU2300 QWERTY slider we saw last year. Powered by a 1.2GHz Tegra 2 processo...
06:19 am EDT - Mon, September 19, 2011
Engadget Editorial: Reed Hastings' Netflix spinoff isn't about DVD success, it's about hedging the stream
If you've just casually glanced over the mass reactions to Reed Hastings' decision to split the DVD-by-mail business of Netflix into its own brand and company, you've probably been duped into thinking...
05:22 am EDT - Mon, September 19, 2011
Engadget OWC unleashes Mercury Aura Pro Express 6G SSD, peps up your 2011 MacBook Air
So, you've got a 2011 MacBook Air, and you say its SSD's read / write speeds are letting you down? Well, Other World Computing would be happy to quell your woes with its SandForce-equipped Mercury Aur...
04:59 am EDT - Mon, September 19, 2011
Engadget Galaxy Tab 8.9 WiFi shipments arrive at Best Buy, will go on sale September 22nd
See that there? That's a Galaxy Tab 8.9 WiFi, and after months on end of mystery, it seems as if the wait to procure one in the US of A is just about over. Shipments are arriving at Best Buy stores ac...
04:59 am EDT - Mon, September 19, 2011
Engadget Galaxy Tab 8.9 WiFi shipments arrive at Best Buy, will go on sale this week
See that there? That's a Galaxy Tab 8.9 WiFi, and after months on end of mystery, it seems as if the wait to procure one in the US of A is just about over. Shipments are arriving at Best Buy stores ac...
04:33 am EDT - Mon, September 19, 2011
Engadget Netflix spins DVD-by-mail service off into Qwikster, says it's 'done' with price changes (video)
Over on Netflix's official blog, company head Reed Hastings has announced in a surprisingly humble blog post and video (embedded after the break) that it's splitting the DVD-by-mail business away into...
03:39 am EDT - Mon, September 19, 2011
Engadget Reading Rainbow roaring back with RRKidz iPad app, 'disruptive' ebook technology in tow
LeVar Burton may best be known 'round these parts for his role in Star Trek, but he'll soon be known as the guy who made childhood reading relevant again. It wasn't that long ago that today's up-and-c...
02:23 am EDT - Mon, September 19, 2011
Engadget How would you change Dell's XPS 15z?
It's the slickest mainstream machine to emerge from Round Rock in years, and outside of the short-lived Adamo XPS, it might just be the most beautiful Dell laptop from the past decade. It's the XPS 15...
01:22 am EDT - Mon, September 19, 2011
Engadget Sony's SMP-N200 player set to take on Roku, Apple TV for $99 next month
The successor to Sony's underappreciated Netbox was introduced at IFA recently, and now the company has revealed pricing for the SMP-N200 in the United States. It'll be on sale for $99 in October, and...
12:17 am EDT - Mon, September 19, 2011
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: sun-powered homes, retro robots and a solar laptop chipset
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.This week Inhabitat shined a light on the future of high-te...
11:37 pm EDT - Sun, September 18, 2011
Engadget Mr Fussy mods Samsung Galaxy S for inductive charging, without frazzling warranty (video)
It's not hard to find a good inductive charging smartphone these days, but German IT student Qian Qin absolutely had to have the feature on his Galaxy S Plus. What's more, it needed to be just right: ...
11:02 pm EDT - Sun, September 18, 2011
Engadget Netflix abruptly yanks unavailable streaming movies from 'saved' view
Netflix's website has suddenly changed (again), removing any queued Watch Instantly titles that aren't currently available from view. Previously they entered the saved section of the queue, keeping a ...
10:00 pm EDT - Sun, September 18, 2011
Engadget Switched On: The great slate debate of Windows 8
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.Just as Windows Phone 7's "touch-only" interface threw away the past to create a streamlined, more approachable experie...
09:14 pm EDT - Sun, September 18, 2011
Engadget Tiny infrared LEDs could find a home in ultra-thin multitouch screens
A company called Osram Opto Semiconductors has created a new infrared LED that can be used in conjunction with detectors to create ultra-thin touchscreens. We've seen infrared used in touchscreens bef...
08:01 pm EDT - Sun, September 18, 2011
Engadget 'What Was Here' project adds a pinch of history to augmented reality
So, it works as such. You dig up ancient photos -- a few generations prior, or even a few decades ago -- scan 'em in, and tag them to their rightful place on Google Maps. Then, folks who visit the 'Wh...
08:01 pm EDT - Sun, September 18, 2011
Engadget 'What Was There' project adds a pinch of history to augmented reality
So, it works as such. You dig up ancient photos -- a few generations prior, or even a few decades ago -- scan 'em in, and tag them to their rightful place on Google Maps. Then, folks who visit the 'Wh...
07:34 pm EDT - Sun, September 18, 2011
Engadget Sony releases XBA balanced armature headphones, eleven times over
This dizzying array might seem like overkill, but Sony's premium "Experience Balanced Armature" (XBA) 'phones are carefully targeted at different price points and types of listener. You've got the ent...
06:53 pm EDT - Sun, September 18, 2011
Engadget Lego's augmented reality at IDF, eyes-on (video)
It's not as cool as Chipzilla's other augmented reality project, but at least this one exists out in the real world. Present at select storefronts, the camera-based AR tech uses image recognition on L...
05:54 pm EDT - Sun, September 18, 2011
Engadget Samsung countersues Apple in Australia, claims iPhone iPad 2 violate its patents
Man. Exciting stuff, here. Stuff like lawyers yelling at each other in varied continents because "your stuff looks too much like my theoretical stuff." The long, winding and increasingly mind-numbing ...
05:24 pm EDT - Sun, September 18, 2011
Engadget LG myTouch phones make brief YouTube appearance?
T-Mobile's myTouch smartphones have -- until now -- been an exclusively HTC affair, but both of the phones captured here appear to be LG-made. Phandroid is reporting that a video posted briefly on T-M...
04:29 pm EDT - Sun, September 18, 2011
Engadget AT&T flips 4G LTE live, nearly 97 percent of America wonders where the party is
According to Ma Bell, AT&T covers 97 percent of all Americans. Of course, that's including those "one bar of EDGE" places that are uncovered so far as reality's concerned, but regardless of all th...
03:19 pm EDT - Sun, September 18, 2011
Engadget CyanogenMod 7 update brings WiFi, sound and accelerometer support to TouchPad (video)
Oh, sure -- HP's webOS may be one of the most sophisticated tablet operating systems in existence, but with a permanently stagnant market, The CM Team has decided that your fire sale TouchPad may be b...
02:04 pm EDT - Sun, September 18, 2011
Engadget Opera Mobile on Android x86 at IDF 2011 (video)
We discovered this little gem hidden deep within the recesses of the show floor at IDF 2011. It's none other than Opera Mobile running on a Honeycomb tablet -- not just any tablet, mind you, but Intel...
01:00 pm EDT - Sun, September 18, 2011
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of September 12, 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...
10:29 am EDT - Sun, September 18, 2011
Engadget Honeywell and Opower team up for cloud-connected smart thermostat
Normally we wouldn't get too excited about a thermostat, even a so-called smart one. But, unlike what normally passes for a "smart" home heating solution, Honeywell's upcoming touchscreen devices are ...
07:17 am EDT - Sun, September 18, 2011
Engadget Canon's 8-inch CMOS sensor can record SPACE at 60fps
For whatever reason, Canon seemed more concerned with showing off its engineering prowess than finding a use for the giant 8-inch CMOS sensor it created last year. Fortunately, the super-powerful snap...
04:23 am EDT - Sun, September 18, 2011
Engadget Samsung Illusion gets pictured on Verizon, convincing us it's not a figment of our imagination
We can't put all of our focus on Verizon's LTE lineup, lest we forget that there's plenty of 3G phones that need some attention too. The one shown above is a leaked image of the Samsung Illusion, also...
02:24 am EDT - Sun, September 18, 2011
Engadget Ask Engadget: best 'real' 11- to 13-inch laptop, with a focus on thin?
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 Raymond, who seems to have the ...
01:11 am EDT - Sun, September 18, 2011
Engadget Hands-on with Toyota's Prius plug-in hybrid (video)
Yesterday we attended Toyota's Green Drive Expo where we were given the opportunity to take the production version of the Prius plug-in hybrid (PEV) -- and its smorgasbord of technology -- for a spin....
12:17 am EDT - Sun, September 18, 2011
Engadget Stepping into the Polaroid Matrix at Maker Faire (video)
Sometimes it's the simplest questions that lead to the most important innovation -- other times it's more that they're just plain fun to answer. Take the one asked by Grand Rapids, MI-artist, Sam Blan...
11:22 pm EDT - Sat, September 17, 2011
Engadget Did a white iPhone 4S just pop up in AT&T's inventory system?
Judging from the clandestine screenshot you see above, it most certainly seems like that's the case. A helpful tipster sent us this tasty morsel, from AT&T's internal system, listing the "iPhone 4...
11:22 pm EDT - Sat, September 17, 2011
Engadget Did a white iPhone 4S just pop up in AT&T's system?
Judging from the clandestine screenshot you see above, it most certainly seems like that's the case. A helpful tipster sent us this tasty morsel, from AT&T's internal system, listing the "iPhone 4...
10:33 pm EDT - Sat, September 17, 2011
Engadget Dean Kamen files patent application for an inflatable, illuminated wind turbine
Inflatable wind turbines may not be an entirely new idea, but prolific inventor Dean Kamen has detailed one of a slightly different sort in a recently published patent application. In addition to gene...
08:59 pm EDT - Sat, September 17, 2011
Engadget LG teases LU6200 with 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, 720p HD display, Gingerbread and 75Mbps LTE
We recently stumbled upon the latest smartphone that LG's preparing for its home country, and wow, this plus-sized beauty is sure to turn some heads in South Korea. The device is known only as the LU6...
07:24 pm EDT - Sat, September 17, 2011
Engadget Frankfurt Motor Show 2011 wrap-up
The 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show is still rolling, but as the throngs of eager German motor enthusiasts fill the halls we're grabbing our passports and fleeing back to the States. This year's show had mo...
06:07 pm EDT - Sat, September 17, 2011
Engadget Evolta robot to take on the Ironman Triathlon, conquer the course in a week
Panasonic's little battery-powered bot that could, the Evolta, has garnered our attention several times over the years. It's already climbed out of the Grand Canyon and walked 500km from Tokyo to Kyot...
04:52 pm EDT - Sat, September 17, 2011
Engadget Shapeways serves up prt--imprimer 3D bones, Lagerfeld stands by for full skeletal replacement
3D printed chocolates? Sure, sounds innocuous enough. But made-to-order 3D printed bones? Now, that's just morbid. For the surgical team at Glasgow's Royal Hospital for Sick Children, however, the tec...
04:00 pm EDT - Sat, September 17, 2011
Engadget Engadget takes over Times Square, courtesy of TS2 (video)
Remember when we took over Times Square last month? Contrary to comments-based speculation, we didn't drop several years' salary to see our names and faces (and pets) up in lights. We were actually sh...
03:04 pm EDT - Sat, September 17, 2011
Engadget Eyes-on with Thunderbolt on Windows at IDF 2011 (video)
Sure, you've seen the announcement of Thunderbolt on the PC, the chips that'll power it and a bevy of compatible accessories, but how about actual proof of Thunderbolt working on Windows? Hidden deep ...
02:01 pm EDT - Sat, September 17, 2011
Engadget ViviTouch haptic technology hands-on: electroactive polymer giving a 'high definition feel'
Haptic feedback isn't exactly something that'd blow people's mind these days, with most mobile devices and gaming controllers already packing a little vibrator to spice up one's gaming experience. Whi...
01:00 pm EDT - Sat, September 17, 2011
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of September 12, 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...
11:56 am EDT - Sat, September 17, 2011
Engadget Kingston's high-performance KC100 SSD is S.M.A.R.Ter than yours
Good news for secure data fans who aren't fond of moving parts: Kingston's shipping a new line of security-focused solid state drives for all your info-hiding needs. Despite being touted as an enterpr...
10:39 am EDT - Sat, September 17, 2011
Engadget Pantech Breakout shows its darling face in the wild
The Pantech Breakout, Verizon's least-hyped LTE phone this side of the Droid Bionic, has seen a fair amount of time splayed out on paper without getting its fair share of closeups. This has finally ch...
09:34 am EDT - Sat, September 17, 2011
Engadget Mix Master Gloves keep your hands warm, control your iPod. Q-bert mitts still MIA (video)
There's plenty of options for keeping your digits toasty while you peruse the music on your iPhone or iPod, but most of those still require you to fish the device out of your pocket to skip that Audio...
08:06 am EDT - Sat, September 17, 2011
Engadget Targus to release new WiFi PAN-equipped Laser Mouse this September, flips Bluetooth the bird
Back in 2008, Ozmo Devices paired up with Intel to get its WiFi PAN (WiFi Personal Area Network) tech into low-power devices. Fast-forward to a few years later, tack on a new partnership with Targus a...
06:44 am EDT - Sat, September 17, 2011
Engadget Oscar winners crowd-sourcing the ocean with The Blu
Love the ocean, but hate holding your for breath for extended periods? Good news: a team of software engineers, composers, Oscar-winning animators and more have come together to recreate Davy Jones' l...
05:55 am EDT - Sat, September 17, 2011
Engadget Tetris played on 6-foot LED matrix, controlled by DDR mat
Watching two people play Tetris against each other is only slightly more entertaining than watching your stoner friends duke it in marathon Tekken sessions (read: not entertaining at all). But, we gau...
04:38 am EDT - Sat, September 17, 2011
Engadget Samsung Focus S wanders through FCC en route to AT&T
Charts, diagrams, charts, measurements, and more charts. This summation of nearly every document that passes through the FCC sounds only slightly more fun than staring at the Matrix all day, yet we st...
03:35 am EDT - Sat, September 17, 2011
Engadget Verizon starts 'optimizing' (read: throttling) network for the most data hungry users
We can't say we weren't weren't warned, since Verizon updated its data policy way back in February, but it's still a punch in the gut to hear its "network optimization" plan went into effect yesterday...
02:39 am EDT - Sat, September 17, 2011
Engadget Splitfish FragFX Shark 360 starts shipping for your first-person shooting pleasure
What better way to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Halo than the release of a new way to first-person shoot people on the Xbox 360? Splitfish today announced that its FragFX Shark mouse / analog sti...
01:51 am EDT - Sat, September 17, 2011
Engadget Taito InvaderCade for iPad brings invasive price tag (video)
Sure, Taito is a veritable grandfather of the arcade world, but ¥15,800 ($209) for a nostalgic iPad Space Invaders box with one lonely einzelkind fire button? Atari also has some standing in this ...
01:02 am EDT - Sat, September 17, 2011
Engadget 4G Samsung Galaxy S II X coming to Telus, still as Herculean as ever
It looks like the Samsung Hercules name won't live on in mobile infamy, after all. Canadian carrier Telus is now the second (and last) company to shed the Greek God title in favor of the more traditio...
12:33 am EDT - Sat, September 17, 2011
Engadget Ex-Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci joins Lenovo as a consultant
We haven't heard much from outspoken former Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci since he left the company back in March of this year, but it looks like he's now ready to get back into the PC business in a sligh...
11:59 pm EDT - Fri, September 16, 2011
Engadget Windows 8 ain't fussy: runs on Macs, Surface, 128MB RAM, banana peel (videos)
Downloaders of the Windows 8 Developer Preview have been proving their mettle the best way they know how: by getting it to run on systems it was never really intended for. Brent and the folks at Codes...
11:37 pm EDT - Fri, September 16, 2011
Engadget Clearwire announces deal with China Mobile to accelerate TD-LTE deployment
The world's largest mobile operator and the heretofore scrappy WiMAX provider have linked arms to accelerate the rollout and adoption of time-division LTE (TD-LTE) across China. While there's little c...
11:16 pm EDT - Fri, September 16, 2011
Engadget New PSN user agreement makes it harder to sue Sony: class actions out (sort of), arbitrations in
Hmmm, wonder what brought this on? Sony's gone and changed the lingo in its PSN user agreement to require binding arbitration to settle any future disputes -- making it much harder for disgruntled cus...
09:45 pm EDT - Fri, September 16, 2011
Engadget Windows 8 on a laptop in-depth preview (video)
Less than 24 hours after it went live on Microsoft's site, Steve Ballmer reported a whopping 500,000 downloads of Windows 8 Developer Preview. That's half a million copies, if not eager Windows fans. ...
09:37 pm EDT - Fri, September 16, 2011
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 104 - 09.16.2011
Manufacturers and service providers are really kicking it up a notch this week! AT&T will hit us with a big dose of speed on Sunday, Microsoft had a slew of mixed/delicious news for us at Build, a...
09:16 pm EDT - Fri, September 16, 2011
Engadget Adobe: yep, your Windows 8 system will support Flash -- sometimes (video)
Flash fans can breathe a collective sigh of relief -- Adobe has confirmed that the next version of Windows will, in fact, support work built on its once ubiquitous web publishing platform. Windows 8 P...
08:43 pm EDT - Fri, September 16, 2011
Engadget Artega SE electric supercar is coming to the US, we go eyes-on
With the Tesla Roadster's tenure drawing to a close and a proper two-seat replacement seemingly just a twinkle in Peter Rawlinson's eye at this point, there's something of a coming void in the world o...
08:00 pm EDT - Fri, September 16, 2011
Engadget Sony MDR-NC200D noise-cancelling headphones review
Anyone who commutes to a big city knows how loud and distracting things can get -- whether it's the whine of a bus engine, a subway car's ca-clank or just that screaming baby seated behind you. Some f...
07:41 pm EDT - Fri, September 16, 2011
Engadget 'Arduino: The Comic' will teach you to stop worrying and love programming
Ever wanted to learn DIY programming on the Arduino, but aren't interested in trawling through stacks of dusty technical manuals? Then pay attention: artist Jody Culkin has produced a paneled primer t...
07:22 pm EDT - Fri, September 16, 2011
Engadget Apple strikes settlement with NYC vendors accused of selling counterfeit products
Remember that lawsuit Apple filed against a pair of Queens stores accused of selling fake iDevice accessories? Well, it looks like it's coming to a close. According to Reuters, Cupertino has reached a...
07:05 pm EDT - Fri, September 16, 2011
Engadget Obama signs America Invents Act into law, makes patent reform a reality
Patent reform's been bandied about on Capitol Hill for years now, and last week we finally got both houses of Congress to agree on the language to make it happen. Today, in what was a foregone conclus...
06:25 pm EDT - Fri, September 16, 2011
Engadget The Engadget eBoy t-shirt shop is officially open, pre-orders start today!
Woo, boy. We've been bursting at the seams to share this one, and it's finally time -- Engadget is teaming up with the one and only eBoy (read our introduction here) in order to open up our very own t...
06:15 pm EDT - Fri, September 16, 2011
Engadget Toyota's production model Prius Plug-in Hybrid gets official unveiling, available March 2012 for $32,000
Prius fans, that long road to a promised plug-in hybrid's coming to an end. Toyota rolled out its production model PHV at the Green Drive Expo, announcing a March 2012 availability for the car, and a ...
06:15 pm EDT - Fri, September 16, 2011
Engadget Toyota officially unveils production Prius plug-in hybrid, available March 2012 for $32,000
Prius fans, that long road to a promised plug-in hybrid's coming to an end. Toyota rolled out its production model PHV at the Green Drive Expo, announcing a March 2012 availability for the car, and a ...
05:41 pm EDT - Fri, September 16, 2011
Engadget Samsung Series 3 350U laptop delivers colorful ultraportable computing to the Korean masses
Sorry folks, this colorful Series 3 lappy from Sammy is for the fine citizens of Korea only, at least for the moment. The 350U weighs in at just under three pounds and 0.8-inches thick, while housing ...
05:25 pm EDT - Fri, September 16, 2011
Engadget Boeing hitches Android to its 787 Dreamliner ride, powers in-flight options with Google juice
Looks like Boeing's decided to get in bed with Android a mile-high in the sky. The aerospace company has exclusively selected Google's mobile OS as the might behind its new class of 787 Dreamliners' i...
05:11 pm EDT - Fri, September 16, 2011
Engadget Nokia now shipping 700 and 701 to retailers, all our Symbian Belle are belong to us
The above tweet says it all, folks -- the Nokia 700 and 701, two of the three Symbian Belle devices promised for a Q3 release last month, are shipping out to various retailers in just enough time to h...
04:50 pm EDT - Fri, September 16, 2011
Engadget Sony Alpha NEX-5N makes clicking sound when moved, renders captured audio useless (video)
We've spent a few click days shooting click with click Sony's new click NEX-5N click click click and were very click impressed with its click still image performance click click but click noticed some...
04:31 pm EDT - Fri, September 16, 2011
Engadget RePro3D is a 'touchable' 3D interface that lets you poke pixies (video)
The illusion of 3D is kind of ruined the moment you reach out and try and grab whatever silly thing is supposed to be protruding from the screen. Researchers at Keio University in Tokyo have started t...
04:00 pm EDT - Fri, September 16, 2011
Engadget Sony DEV-5 Digital Recording Binoculars hands-on (video)
Sony's imaging wing has been on a roll lately, with the brilliant NEX-7 and equally impressive Alpha A77 DSLR simply blowing us away with brand new features and excellent image quality. But these $2,0...
03:38 pm EDT - Fri, September 16, 2011
Engadget Recon Instruments gets NASA Desert RATS eyes-on with Micro Optics Display, lets them see the future
Outer space. The words alone conjure images of high-tech gadgetry and mind-blowing scientific research -- that is to say, the future. But what if we told you our best and brightest cosmic explorers we...
03:16 pm EDT - Fri, September 16, 2011
Engadget FCC Fridays: September 16, 2011
We here at Engadget 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 couldn't pos...
02:55 pm EDT - Fri, September 16, 2011
Engadget Intel's 710 SSDs get announced, bit too rich for the Christmas list (video)
Owning a high-capacity SSD is a bit like having a butler -- it's a lovely option, but so damn expensive. Intel's announcing Lyndonville -- more modestly called the SSD 710, which replaces the less mod...
02:33 pm EDT - Fri, September 16, 2011
Engadget Engadget Podcast 256 - 09.16.2011
This week, the Engadget Podcasters get caught up in the Windows racket--and who can blame them? It was Build week, and while a lot of other things happened too, it's not every day, or week, or even ye...
02:02 pm EDT - Fri, September 16, 2011
Engadget Sony PlayStation Vita battery life: as little as three hours on a charge
We've had plenty of QT with the Vita on the floor at TGS, but battery life is hard to judge when you can't take the device away with you. Back at our earlier hands-on in June we were told that longevi...
01:43 pm EDT - Fri, September 16, 2011
Engadget Verizon preps update for LTE Galaxy Tab 10.1, promises 'enhanced data'
Did you splash out extra on the LTE version of Verizon's Galaxy Tab 10.1 only to suffer the indescribable horrors of an unstable 4G connection? Then listen up: an OTA update including "enhanced data c...
01:20 pm EDT - Fri, September 16, 2011
Engadget Gogo to bring enhanced WiFi to Virgin America, expands video streaming on American Airlines
Virgin America's in-flight perks are getting even perkier. This week, the domestic carrier announced that it's bringing Gogo's ATG-4 service aboard its fleet of aircraft, in a move that promises to en...
01:02 pm EDT - Fri, September 16, 2011
Engadget Parrot Asteroid Android-powered car stereo hands-on
Parrot has been teasing us with its Asteroid head unit for quite some time now, first showing it off at CES way back in January. It's finally coming to the US in October and we got a chance to try it ...
12:40 pm EDT - Fri, September 16, 2011
Engadget Altec Lansing debuts new ultraportable iMT630 speakers for iPhone and iPod
Altec Lansing just debuted a pair of new portable speaker docks for the iPhone and iPod dubbed the iMT630 Classic and Sport. What separates the two? The Classic comes in black, while the sport has opt...
12:22 pm EDT - Fri, September 16, 2011
Engadget AMD Eyefinity eyes-on, prepare to fall for landscape goodness (video)
Sure we've seen it before, but we'd be remiss if we didn't share what we stumbled upon at AMD's Fusion Zone at IDF 2011. Laying before you is a 5 x 1 landscape Eyefinity setup, powered by an upcoming...
12:01 pm EDT - Fri, September 16, 2011
Engadget Corsair Vengeance gaming keyboards, mice, and headsets hands-on (video)
Hold on to your seats gaming enthusiasts, Corsair just unleashed an onslaught of Vengeance series peripherals aimed at helping you dominate that Call of Duty marathon... and we got our hands on all of...
11:36 am EDT - Fri, September 16, 2011
Engadget FCC to test white space database at its own pace
See that faint silhouette lurking on the horizon? That'd be a wave of white space internet, and it's inching ever closer to the US. On Wednesday, the FCC confirmed that it will begin testing a new dat...
11:10 am EDT - Fri, September 16, 2011
Engadget Brain scanner app lets you show off your smarts on-the-go
Forget learning how to open a champagne bottle with a saber, because this smartphone brain scanner probably has it beat for coolest party trick ever. After you pull out that 14-channel EEG headset you...
10:40 am EDT - Fri, September 16, 2011
Engadget Mercedes-Benz F 125! looks like the future, runs on hydrogen
As expected, the feature concept car being shown by Mercedes-Benz at Frankfurt this year was the F 125! But Merc isn't actually calling it a concept, rather a "research vehicle" that will help the com...
10:15 am EDT - Fri, September 16, 2011
Engadget Report: Foxconn's Brazil factory ready for business, will begin shipping iPads in December
It appears that Apple is about to expand its manufacturing operations to Brazil, where a new Foxconn factory is already in place and ready to churn out iPads, according to a report from national media...
09:05 am EDT - Fri, September 16, 2011
Engadget Google expands Voice Actions across Europe, with multi-language support (video)
Android users across Europe are waking up to some bonnes nouvelles this morning, because Google has now expanded its Voice Actions service to France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK. Beginning today,...
08:40 am EDT - Fri, September 16, 2011
Engadget Sony unveils $300 RDP-X500iP speaker dock, gives your iPad some sonic assistance
Sony's churned out plenty of speaker docks for the smaller iDevices out there, but until now, it hadn't given the largest Apple handheld any love. It's a little late to the party, but the company fina...
08:09 am EDT - Fri, September 16, 2011
Engadget Valeo Park4U turns your phone into a valet parking service (video)
Assisted parking's all the rage these days -- because the car parks itself, it seems trivial to remain in the car at all. That, friends, is the crux of why Valeo has produced Park4U: an iOS / Android ...
07:23 am EDT - Fri, September 16, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry Curve Touch 9380 'Orlando' poses for the masses, invites you to look... but not touch
There's a new BlackBerry coming to town, and as you're likely aware, it's the first touchscreen-based Curve from Research in Motion. The folks BGR happened to score a few still shots of the pint-sized...
06:46 am EDT - Fri, September 16, 2011
Engadget Visualized: PS Vita in eight unlikely colors, mockup game cards chill on the sidelines
We found a veritable rainbow of PlayStation Vita prototypes hiding out in the rear of Sony's TGS setup, surrounded by accessories, mock retail packaging, and faux game cards. PlayStation representativ...
06:11 am EDT - Fri, September 16, 2011
Engadget Wooden Sega Saturn laptop sits nicely on your antique dresser
If there's one thing better than a new Ben Heck mod, it's seeing something his army of apprentices has cooked up. This time, Turkish modder c_mon has produced a striking wooden Sega Saturn laptop. It'...
05:12 am EDT - Fri, September 16, 2011
Engadget Samsung Epic 4G Touch now available to all on Sprint.com
Just can't wait to get your Epic 4G Touch order in? You're in luck, as the Sprint version of Samsung's powerhouse Galaxy S II is finally available on its website. It'll cost you a cool $199 with a new...
04:46 am EDT - Fri, September 16, 2011
Engadget New 'subconscious mode' could improve smartphone battery life, supress your WiFi id
Researchers at the University of Michigan have figured out a way to drastically increase your cellphone's battery life, at least while using WiFi. By using what they're calling E-MiLi, or Energy-Minim...
04:09 am EDT - Fri, September 16, 2011
Engadget Nokia: first Windows Phones still shipping by end of year
Somewhere in the world, sometime between October 1st and December 31st, somebody will be able to purchase a Nokia-branded Windows Phone. Exactly where, when, or who is still in question. But Nokia at ...
03:41 am EDT - Fri, September 16, 2011
Engadget CEDIA 2011 odds and ends wrap up: THX, TiVo and plenty of projectors
Another CEDIA is in the books, and if you weren't there, just know the story was -- as it has been in many corners of the country -- the economy. Oh sure, projectors that cost only $10k still seemed v...
03:03 am EDT - Fri, September 16, 2011
Engadget Purdue University grad students give NASA lander tech a boost, do it for the experience
We just learned of NASA's end-of-decade plans to rocket astronauts into deep space for exploratory missions to Mars and beyond. Now, we're getting a peek at the Purdue University-designed lander tech ...
02:34 am EDT - Fri, September 16, 2011
Engadget Boost Mobile to tack $5 onto monthly Android Unlimited plans beginning October 6th
Does the Samsung Transform Ultra quench your thirst for a prepaid high-performance Android handset? That'll be an extra $5 a month, please. Boost Mobile sneakily attached the announcement to the end o...
02:01 am EDT - Fri, September 16, 2011
Engadget Pioneer intros Hello Kitty cordless phone, calls the '90s to brag
Is your passion for cordless phones only matched by your love of Hello Kitty? Boy have we got the product for you. From a technical standpoint, the TF-FN2000 is a largely unexceptional cordless phone ...
01:27 am EDT - Fri, September 16, 2011
Engadget Ca-Fi is an aftermarket Android car stereo that won't fit in your dashboard
Aftermarket infotainment and stereo solutions for cars have largely died off here in the US. Innotrends has cooked up an Android-powered box, called Ca-Fi, that might have you wishing this little in-d...
01:01 am EDT - Fri, September 16, 2011
Engadget PayPal to add mobile payment features, hopes to redefine how we shop (till we drop)
Like the side ponytail craze of the '80s, the newest trend is turning out to be the mobile wallet -- especially as major players like Google, MasterCard, Verizon, Discover and now PayPal board the ban...
12:39 am EDT - Fri, September 16, 2011
Engadget Dublin City University adopts Chromebooks -- time to go streaking through the quad!
Instead of handing out cheap mugs (or iPads... or iPods) and sending students on their merry way, administrators at Dublin City University will be showering incoming freshmen with free Chromebooks -- ...
12:11 am EDT - Fri, September 16, 2011
Engadget Bose unveils SoundLink wireless mobile speaker, fancies up A2DP for a premium (hands-on)
Ah, Bose -- give it an audio product and it'll be sure to add that seemingly unnecessary luxury feel, minus the hard hitting details. If you'll recall, the Massachusetts-based company had quietly push...
11:52 pm EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget Microsoft shows off Xbox Live on Windows 8 (video)
Yeah, we knew it was possible, but knowing and seeing are two very, very different animals. Just before closing the doors at Build 2011, Microsoft's Avi Ben-Menahem took the time to briefly showcase w...
11:42 pm EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget Logitech Revue gets second Honeycomb leak, TV apps sneak into Market
Did you empty your piggy bank for a Logitech Revue after the first Honeycomb sighting about a month ago? If not, there's new fuel for the Google TV set-top box hacking fire... so get your Hamiltons in...
11:14 pm EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget Garmin releases aera 795, 796 flight navigators, private jet not included
The GPS gurus over at Garmin have just launched the aera 796 and 795 -- a pair of new navigation devices designed specifically for pilots who don't enjoy getting lost. As the flagship member of the ae...
10:46 pm EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast late nite special: live tonight at 11:30PM ET!
So here's the deal: our editorial duties are being stretched to the max tomorrow and we're unable to do a live podcast during the weekend, so we're hereby calling an emergency late night edition of th...
10:21 pm EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget Canon plans Hollywood event, ready to roll out the red carpet on November 3rd
Oh, what's this, Canon? You want your turn in the spotlight as well? Well, we suppose a hint of an announcement is better than a non-announcement, so bring it on! The imaging company just sent us word...
09:53 pm EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget Google+ finally gets an API, doesn't do much yet
That Google+ would eventually score an API was a forgone conclusion. And, while things have been far from quiet, we haven't heard much about Moutain View's plans to open up its social network to ...
09:32 pm EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget MasterCard demos Google Wallet, QkR platform for mobile payments
You've most likely heard plenty about NFC-capable smartphones, but little in the way of actual real-world uses for the chip. Well, MasterCard's looking to change all of that, and throw in a few innova...
09:00 pm EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget Samsung Epic 4G Touch review
If you haven't heard about the Samsung Galaxy S II by now, you're definitely tardy to the party. But as the proverbial saying goes, it's better late than never, right? The Galaxy S, its predecessor wi...
08:49 pm EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget Shocker: Verizon director admits to LTE-Advanced future
AT&T took to the stage to announce its LTE network will go live on Sunday, which means today's the perfect day for its fiercest rival to one-up the news. Verizon's director of network technology P...
08:39 pm EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget RIM's Q2 earnings report: $329 million in net income, not enough to fend off critics
The first quarterly earnings report post-Wake Up Call have just been published for Canada's own Research in Motion, and while the cash is still flowing, investors and analysts alike aren't feeling too...
08:28 pm EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget Tango video calling demoed on Mango-based HTC Titan (video)
Looks like Mango's got yet another trick up its sleeve -- at least, a trick that'll be noticeable on HTC's looming Titan. Windows Phone Director Aaron Woodman -- the same Aaron that stopped by our own...
08:19 pm EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Podcast, live at 5:00PM ET!
Man, what week. Our fearless leader Tim is off in Germany, looking at some sweet cars and most of the rest of our staff is split pretty evenly between Build, IDF and the Tokyo Game Show. Brian managed...
08:17 pm EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget Sprint axes Premier program, no more annual upgrades for Gold customers
Well, hope as you might that it was untrue, Sprint has killed off its Premier program and is putting an end to annual upgrades for Premier Gold customers. Premier subscribers will still be able to tak...
08:02 pm EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget Sony outs trio of limited edition PlayStation 3 consoles, keeps it fresh with a few paint jobs
How do you keep selling a five-year old system? You slap a new coat of paint on it and call it a "limited edition," that's how. Which is precisely what Sony's gotten up to with three newly colored ver...
07:46 pm EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget Fraunhofer's STAN: four cameras, three dimensions, no glasses
There are some glasses-free 3D TVs around, but their limited viewing angles and poor picture quality aren't very inspiring -- so Fraunhofer's latest project is a welcome endeavor. It's developed STAN ...
07:29 pm EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget HTC Sensation XE heads to UK October 1st, white HTC Radar inbound too
What can we say -- this retailer's got some ambition. Phones 4U scored a few sweet deals with HTC, announcing that it'll be the exclusive launch partner for the Sensation XE as it becomes available on...
07:12 pm EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget West Virginia's 'Quiet Zone' becomes refuge for those on the run from wireless technology
There's a 13,000-square-mile section of West Virginia known as the Quiet Zone where there's no WiFi, no cell service, and strict regulations placed on any device that could pollute the airwaves. Those...
06:50 pm EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget Koomey's law heckles Moore's in the post-PC world
Around the same time most years, (2007, 2009, 2010), someone heralds the death of Moore's law. This time it's Stanford University's Dr. Jonathan Koomey, who has found that energy efficiency roughly do...
06:32 pm EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget Citrix Receiver comes to PlayBook, RIM maintains enterprise credentials
RIM has always been a business thoroughbred, and this lineage continues with the release of Citrix Receiver for its PlayBook slab. Currently in beta, the remote access / virtualization tool is availab...
06:18 pm EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget MSDN previews Windows 8 touch on Windows 7 hardware
The latest blog from Windows president Steven Sinofsky, ably assisted by Grant George and Jeff Piira, talks about Redmond's testing of Windows 8 touch on current hardware and how touch has changed the...
06:01 pm EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget Samsung Epic 4G Touch user manual leaks, offering 150 pages of glorious diagrams
It may not be available on Sprint until tomorrow, but the Samsung Epic 4G Touch's trusty literary companion has already made its way to our eyes (and hearts). The upcoming device doesn't hold quite as...
05:46 pm EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget Pantech Breakout to make its LTE debut September 22nd?
With a powerhouse like the Motorola Droid Bionic now lodged firmly on Verizon's 4G lineup, we're not expecting very many folks to be downright impressed by the Pantech Breakout. The latest offering on...
05:32 pm EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget Intel reveals 'Claremont' Near Threshold Voltage Processor, other conceptual awesomeness at IDF (video)
Thought Intel was done busting out new slabs of The Future at IDF? Wrong. Justin Rattner, the firm's chief technology officer, just took the stage here in San Francisco in order to showcase a trifecta...
05:18 pm EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget Powermat and Duracell forming joint venture to 'globalize wireless charging'
Duracell has been in the wireless charging business for quite a while now with its myGrid devices, but it's about to make a fairly drastic change of course. Its parent company, Proctor & Gamble, a...
05:16 pm EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget Fisker Karma pushes deliveries back again as it awaits federal emissions certification
It looks like those eager to finally take a Fisker Karma EV home will have to wait a bit longer, again. This time, though, the delay is largely out of the company's hands, as it's simply waiting for f...
05:01 pm EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget Skype 5.4 beta hits Mac with added Facebook integration
Skype brought deeper Facebook integration to its Windows application with version 5.5 this summer, and it's now seen fit to bring the same functionality to Mac users with the beta version of Skype 5.4...
04:53 pm EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget Archos G9 tablets doing the pre-sale thing September 20th
We got our paws on the two upcoming Archos Android 3.2 tablets the other week at IFA -- and now it seems that you'll be able to follow suit in the near future, with pre-sale beginning September 20th. ...
04:45 pm EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget Belkin intros three ways to turn your iPad into a pricey kitchen accessory
Belkin showed off a trio of accessories last night aimed at incorporating your shiny Apple tablet into your kitchen routine. At the top of the list is the Chef Stand + Stylus, a $40 table top sta...
04:31 pm EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget Microsoft's Metro-style IE 10 has seen the future and it's plug-in free
Microsoft seems intent to push things forward, judging by its recent Build 2011 conference and the Windows 8 goods on display. Now, in an official blog post from the Redmond-based company, comes word ...
04:00 pm EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget Sony Alpha NEX-7 hands-on preview (video)
There are some cameras that we would be willing to use in a bind, some that we wouldn't hesitate to shoot with, and a very select few that would motivate a cross-country journey, just for the chance t...
03:59 pm EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget AT&T to officially deploy its LTE network September 18th
Mark this Sunday on your calendars, if you're the kind that still has a paper calendar and a pen lying around somewhere. The magic date has now been declared by AT&T CFO John Stephens to be the of...
03:41 pm EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget Livio Radio outs Bluetooth Internet Radio Kit for iPod, iPhone, but you can just call it 'The Kit'
Livio Radio's Bluetooth Internet Radio Car Kit may not be the most mellifluous product name we've ever heard, but it's certainly an apt one. Known as "The Kit" for short, this plug-and-play device all...
03:23 pm EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget Ad-supported Kindle getting AmazonLocal to distract you from all that pesky reading
Reading's all well and good, but wouldn't you rather be, say, getting a massage or seeing a comedy show? Good news, Amazon is bringing its AmazonLocal service to the ad-supported Kindle With Special O...
03:01 pm EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget Apple '3D imaging and display' patent was cutting edge in 2005
An Apple patent for a "3D imaging and display system" staggers out into daylight after seven years buried in the USPTO. Its eyes steadily adjust to the brightness of a Kinect-dominated world and its h...
02:42 pm EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon roadmap, 2.5GHz CPUs coming early next year
We've been hearing about Qualcomm's next generation of 2.5GHz processors for a few months now, but the company's quad-core future has now become a little bit clearer. Speaking at the Innovation Qualco...
02:00 pm EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget HP Envy 14 review (2011)
The last time we reviewed the Envy 14, we concluded, by and large, that HP got it right. The company succeeded in delivering good performance and graphics punch, all while correcting a teensy overheat...
01:42 pm EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget Canon unveils PowerShot S100 and SX40 HS high-end point-and-shoots
Today, we've got a pair of Canon point-and-shoots to show you. The S100 is the successor to the highly regarded S95, while the SX40 HS takes on the super-zoom market with its 35x lens. Both cameras us...
01:23 pm EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget Samsung Transform Ultra hitting Boost Mobile in October, we goes hands-on
Pay as you go / QWERTY keyboard enthusiasts rejoice -- Samsung today formally announced the Transform Ultra. The familiar-looking Android 2.3-packing slider is destined for the contract-free world of ...
01:23 pm EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget Samsung Transform Ultra hitting Boost Mobile in October, we go hands-on
Pay as you go / QWERTY keyboard enthusiasts rejoice -- Samsung today formally announced the Transform Ultra. The familiar-looking Android 2.3-packing slider is destined for the contract-free world of ...
01:00 pm EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget Piictu survives Google's Photovine, launches out of public beta
There's been a fair amount of news on the Photovine front recently -- none of it particular flattering for Google, or its now shuttered Slide branch. But users of the mobile app-based photo service ca...
12:50 pm EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget Netflix admits it will lose more customers than predicted, mostly from DVDs
Back in July, after announcing it would decouple unlimited movie streaming from unlimited DVD rentals and charge more to keep both, Netflix predicted it would end up with 25 million subscribers at the...
12:50 pm EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget Netflix admits it will end up with fewer subscribers than predicted, shrinks DVD-only count
Back in July, after announcing it would decouple unlimited movie streaming from unlimited DVD rentals and charge more to keep both, Netflix predicted it would end up with 25 million subscribers at the...
12:39 pm EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget Bentley demos 100,000 euro Executive dual-iPad interior for Mulsanne, we take a seat (video)
Lots of people do lots of things to make their cars and interiors more distinctive, but when Bentley does something to make the interior of one of its cars stand out, you know it's going to be special...
12:02 pm EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget Google Goggles Android update makes your vacation photos slightly more interesting
Google Googles' powers of perception have become a little more perspicacious, thanks to a new update for Android users. With version 1.6, tourists can use their smartphones to take a picture of a give...
11:31 am EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget AT&T Foundry innovation center opens its doors in Palo Alto to help devs do what they do
We've heard of keeping up with the Joneses, but this is getting ridiculous. First it was Verizon, then Vodafone, and now Ma Bell -- with an assist from Ericsson -- has built an innovation center in Si...
11:14 am EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget Rdio rolling out free, non-ad-supported version 'in the very near future'
Rdio knows you work hard for your money. That's why the social networky music service announced its intentions to offer users free access to its massive music library without dropping dollar one, turn...
10:58 am EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget 'Phantom sensation' haptic tech recreates the feeling of getting virtually stabbed
When it comes to gaming, the more realistic the better, right? Sure, it's all fun until we start talking about being virtually sliced with a battle axe or pelted with a rocket launcher -- exactly the ...
10:05 am EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget Ballmer: Windows Phones aren't selling very well, but we're not worried
Microsoft's Steve Ballmer was his usual frank self when he met financial analysts yesterday, admitting that the world isn't yet as keen on Windows Phone as he'd hoped. To be precise, AllThingsD report...
09:30 am EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget HTC Bliss to be called the Rhyme, launching September 20?
The HTC Bliss is a phone we've seen so much of that new press renders don't necessarily show us anything we haven't seen before -- there have been enough hands-on photos, walkthrough videos and leaked...
08:48 am EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget Sharp to discontinue original Galapagos e-readers, 7-inch species survives
We're raising our glasses to the original Galapagos e-reader this morning, because Sharp has decided to discontinue it. Today, the manufacture announced that it will stop taking orders for its 5.5- an...
07:54 am EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget Razer unveils arcade fightstick prototype at TGS, looks to gaming community to hammer out the details
It seems like the folks at Razer are taking the company's "for gamers, by gamers" motto to heart, today unveiling a new customizable PC / Xbox 360 arcade stick at Tokyo Game Show that won't even hit p...
07:51 am EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget TomTom announces Z.E. Live navigation system to measure EV battery juice, keeps you truckin'
There's nothing worse than going for a late-night chili dog run only to find your EV sucked dry in a 7-11 parking lot. To reduce so-called "range-anxiety," there's the Carminat TomTom Z.E. Live, an in...
07:28 am EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget Google loads up on IP again, buys 1,000 more patents from IBM
Seems like we've heard this story before -- Google buys a bunch of patents to protect its cute little green baby from all the big, bad patent lawsuits. Only this time, instead of buying a hardware man...
07:04 am EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget YouTube unveils post-production suite, includes Instagram-like effects and shake reduction
Nothing says 'YouTube' like a grainy handheld shot that acts as a catalyst for nausea; sadly, this may all be set to change. The digital home of Home Videos has introduced a suite of new effects that ...
06:44 am EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget Sprint begins iPhone briefings, exact model number remains questionable
Are you a Sprint subscriber? Super stoked about possibly getting your hands on an iPhone? It seems as though you're finally about to be in business. After a chat with a freshly-briefed, forthcoming sa...
06:19 am EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget PlayStation Vita's Torne app pulls in live TV streams served up from a PS3
Need another reason to be interested in the PlayStation Vita? Sony announced during tonight's press conference that it will tie in with the only-available-in-Japan Torne DVR adapter (PlayTV in Europe ...
05:55 am EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget Motorola Admiral outed as mystery Sprint Direct Connect device, strikes a pose for the camera
That unnamed Motorola smartphone coming this fall to help usher in Sprint's new CDMA-based Direct Connect service? It appears to be the Admiral. If the name sounds familiar, its trademarked logo actua...
05:31 am EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget PlayStation Vita's slick augmented reality demoed in Reality Fighters, we go hands-on (video)
Back in January, we caught a glimpse of a hilarious PS Vita title dubbed Reality Fighters, and as the name suggests, it's a Street Fighter-like game that makes use of the device's augmented reality fe...
04:51 am EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget JetStreamHD starts shipping, leaves iPad media streaming vapor trails in its wake (video)
With Pogoplug Video out of the picture, Nuvyyo's JetStreamHD is ready to become your default iPad media streamer. The tower plugs into your router and delivers streaming content like hi-def videos, mu...
04:20 am EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget Sprint changing return policy tomorrow, nixing Premier program at year's end
Sprint's been making mondo policy changes over the last two weeks in the form of increased fees, so what's a few more cuts? We've received tips over the last day or so that suggest the Now Network up ...
04:06 am EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget PlayStation Suite SDK beta coming in November, offering new games in spring 2012
We haven't heard much about the PlayStation Suite for quite some time, but at the TGS 2011 opening keynote today, Sony announced that it'll finally be rolling out an SDK for said cross-platform framew...
03:41 am EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget Nintendo 3DS extended slide pad add-on, first hands-on
Nintendo may be AWOL on the TGS show floor (as usual), but that's not stopping Capcom from strutting the big-N's hardware in its stead -- we dropped by its booth for a gameplay-free handling of the 3D...
03:22 am EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget Yamaha updates AV Controller Android app for its networked devices
Yamaha is now ready to shout about its updated AV Controller app for Android, which it quietly launched on the Market a couple of weeks back. It lets you power up and control networked AV receivers fr...
03:04 am EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget OCZ announces slimmer 7.5mm SSD, confirms one resides in LG's P220 ultraportable
LG's P220 ultraportable has been making the rounds since Computex in June, but OCZ has only just now confirmed that it's using a fairly special new 2.5-inch SSD from the company. Unlike traditional 2....
02:42 am EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget Line 6 Mobile In app turns your iPad or iPhone into a multi-effect amp -- party on, Wayne
No word yet on if the volume peaks at 11, but what Line 6's new Mobile In offerings will do is turn your iPad or iPhone into a pro modeling amp, with a sick range of amplifiers, guitar cabinets, stomp...
02:23 am EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget Sharp FX Plus venturing beyond Walmart this month, we go hands-on
If you haven't heard of the Sharp FX Plus, you must not be the type to troll the halls of your local Walmart. The phone went on sale there a few weeks back, and a PCD rep just confirmed it'll soon ven...
01:59 am EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget Dyson intros Hot AM04, aims to change the home heating game (video)
Leave it to James Dyson to give your ordinary household appliance a new spin. Tonight in New York City, Mr. Dyson took to the stage in order to properly unveil his latest gizmo -- the $399.99 Dyson Ho...
01:45 am EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget ASUS Eee Pad Slider arriving at month's end, starting at $475 (video)
It's been more than eight months since the ASUS Eee Pad Slider was born at CES and since then, we've seen listings online and heard endless promises that it's coming "soon." Today, though, at a media ...
01:26 am EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget LG Marquee for Sprint hands-on (video)
Sprint shone some light on the latest mystery handset from LG earlier today -- and what a bright light it is indeed. The Marquee's four-inch NOVA display is one of the brightest on the market -- it's ...
01:01 am EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget Giinii AudioBulb hands, eyes and ears-on
Alright, so check this out -- that thing above is both a 5W LED light bulb and a 10W wireless speaker. Around the edge is a ring of glowing diodes with a four-stage dimmer, while the center is a 2.25-...
12:39 am EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget European Union extends Beatles' copyright, still gonna have to buy the White Album
If you've been waiting for the hits of the '60s to lapse into the public domain, prepare to be disappointed. The European Union has agreed to extend the term of protection for sound recordings -- whic...
12:19 am EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget Windows Phone Mango demoed by Microsoft in dramatic fashion (video)
Sure we've seen plenty of Windows Phone Mango demos -- heck, we've done a few hands-ons ourselves -- but so far as slickness is concerned, few can compare to this latest offering from Microsoft, which...
12:02 am EDT - Thu, September 15, 2011
Engadget Firefox for Honeycomb nightly builds now available for the brave beta testing few
"Boot to Gecko" this is not, but it's still a tasty morsel for the beta testing hordes. Mozilla's mobile group, which has been hard at working translating its popular browser to Android slates, appear...
11:44 pm EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget Thunderbolt accessories at IDF 2011: Belkin's Express dock, Seagate drives and PCIe expansion cards
Seeing as Wintel fans will soon join in on the Thunderbolt fun, how about a smorgasbord of devices toting the interconnect, conveniently laid out in a two pane vitrine here at IDF? Alongside the usual...
11:44 pm EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget Thunderbolt accessories at IDF 2011: Belkin's Express dock, Seagate drives and PCIe expansion cards (video)
Seeing as Wintel fans will soon join in on the Thunderbolt fun, how about a smorgasbord of devices toting the interconnect, conveniently laid out in a two pane vitrine here at IDF? Alongside the usual...
11:26 pm EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget Sphero the smartphone controlled ball gets ready to roll out, we go hands-on (video)
The plucky little white ball that first rolled its way into our hearts back at CES is back, and now it's getting ready to continue its journey onto store shelves. Sphero is a little plasticLED-lit orb...
11:23 pm EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget New Thunderbolt chips, dubbed Cactus Ridge, coming in 2012
Thunderbolt is certainly taking its sweet time catching on, but Intel isn't about to give up yet. In 2012 the company will be rolling out Cactus Ridge, a replacement for it's current Light Ridge and E...
11:04 pm EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget Viewsonic ViewPad 7e hands-on
The ViewSonic ViewPad 7e isn't exactly what we'd call a barn burner. The 1GHz Samsung chip inside is enough for some basic web browsing and light app duty, but even the ViewSonic reps we spoke to refe...
10:57 pm EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget NASA's Space Launch System to rocket into deep space, unravel the universe's mysteries (video)
The folks in charge of our final frontier have just taken the wraps off their latest rocket design, dubbed the Space Launch System. Unimaginative moniker aside, NASA's prepping the SLS to take future ...
10:34 pm EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget Iomega Mac Companion 2TB hard drive on sale now for $240, we go hands-on
The Mac Companion hard drive that we told you about back in early August has started to ship from Apple's online store and is ready to take its spot beneath your iMac's monitor. We got a little hands-...
10:12 pm EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget We're live from the Tokyo Game Show 2011!
That's right! We're back in Japan for this year's Tokyo Game Show, and obviously we'll be getting intimate with the closer-to-final PlayStation Vita along with, hopefully, some of its just announced l...
10:01 pm EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget McAfee and Intel partner up to put anti-theft tech in Ultrabooks
Intel has long provided hardware-level anti-theft technology, primarily for its enterprise customers. But, as users become increasingly mobile, the need to extend those protections to average consumer...
09:44 pm EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget Volkswagen Nils concept has an HTC Desire HD dashboard, seats one Engadget editor
Audi isn't the only one with a tiny little EV with exposed wheels at Frankfurt this year. Parent company Volkswagen has one too, but this is even smaller. It's called the Nils and it's designed for co...
09:01 pm EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget NVIDIA's Kal-El reference tablet running Windows 8 at Build eyes-on
This may not be the first the world's seen of NVIDIA's Kal-El reference tablet running Windows 8, but it does mark our first up-close and (sort of) personal run-in with the much ballyhooed quad-core A...
09:01 pm EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget NVIDIA's Kal-El reference tablet running Windows 8 at Build (eyes-on)
This may not be the first the world's seen of NVIDIA's Kal-El reference tablet running Windows 8, but it does mark our first up-close and (sort of) personal run-in with the much ballyhooed quad-core A...
09:00 pm EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget Ooma Telo and Telo Air wireless adapter hands-on
Remember the Ooma Telo? It suffered the same fate as most home VoIP adapters: a lifetime chained to the home or office router, bound forever by a freedom-crushing Ethernet cable. But no. No more. The ...
09:00 pm EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget Ooma intros Telo Air wireless adapter, liberates Bluetooth solution to the masses
Heads up, Ooma fans: the equipment that you know and love for free local and long distance calls is now more flexible than ever, thanks to the Telo Air wireless adapter, which adds WiFi capabilities t...
08:37 pm EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget Mophie intros Juice Pack Plus Outdoor Edition for adventure loving iPhone owners (video)
It's been just over a week since Mophie quietly intro'd updated Juice Packs at IFA, and now -- as we've reacquainted with our offices -- the company's given us a sneak peek at its Juice Pack Plus Outd...
08:24 pm EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget MOG FreePlay brings 11 million songs to the web gratis, makes you work for free tunes
Free? Yeah, we all like free, but when it comes to streaming music, there's always a catch. This time it's a FreePlay "tank," which lets you stream any of MOG's 11 million songs from the web without s...
08:11 pm EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget Steve Ballmer touts 500,000 Windows 8 downloads in less than 12 hours
We've already heard that quite a few of you have downloaded Windows 8 since the developer preview became available last night, and it looks like plenty of other folks have as well --- about 500,000 in...
07:49 pm EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget Satechi will LockDown your SATA hard drive, boasts USB 3.0 too
If you keep close watch over your digital belongings like we do, security is an utmost concern for external storage devices. Now you can keep your valuables under lock-and-key with Satechi's LockDown ...
07:26 pm EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget Mercedes-Benz debuts B-Class E-Cell Plus EV concept, the suburban limo revisioned
Family transportation has come a long way since it was all about piling in the back of the humble station wagon -- in particular, we're talking about the new Mercedez-Benz Concept B-Class E-Cell Plus ...
07:04 pm EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget Google launches Flight Search service, Kayak shrugs it off (video)
Google's DOJ-approved acquisition of ITA has finally borne fruit, in the form of Flight Search -- a new tool that aims to streamline the chaos that is online travel booking. The Mountain View continge...
06:41 pm EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget Toshiba's Portege Z830 climbs out of Dell's Inspiron M600 at IDF 2011 (video)
Apple's original MacBook Air may have fit inside a traditional office envelope, but it seems that Intel's got a few tricks up its sleeve, too. Here at IDF 2011, Mooly Eden -- vice president and genera...
06:41 pm EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget Toshiba's Portege Z830 climbs out of Dell's Inspiron 600m at IDF 2011 (video)
Apple's original MacBook Air may have fit inside a traditional office envelope, but it seems that Intel's got a few tricks up its sleeve, too. Here at IDF 2011, Mooly Eden -- vice president and genera...
06:22 pm EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget This is what Intel's Haswell microarchitecture looks like (video from IDF)
Intel already showcased the future of solar-powered computing, but if you're wondering what silicon from 2013 looks like today... well, have a gander! The chip shown above (and in the gallery / videos...
05:51 pm EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget IDT's power-saving Panel Self Refresh tech coming to laptops, Ultrabooks and tablets (video)
We aren't talking Pixel Qi-style savings or anything, but then again, IDT's not asking you to ditch the conventional LCD your retinas refuse to step away from. The company's Panel Self Refresh technol...
05:24 pm EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget AMD Fusion tablets running Windows 8 at Build 2011: hands-on with video
You've already seen our in-depth hands-on with Samsung's Series 7 Slate, boasting an Intel processor and running Windows 8, and now it's time to give the other guys a little love. We got a chance to s...
05:03 pm EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget Intel: Thunderbolt coming to PCs, prototype shown at IDF 2011 (update: video!)
Guess what, Wintel loyalists? "Apple's" Thunderbolt I/O port is coming your way. If you'll recall, Thunderbolt was actually built with Intel's collaboration (Light Peak, anyone?), and sensibly, the ch...
04:59 pm EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget Windows 8 BSoD ditches confusing error codes for uninformative frowny face
As with any version of Windows, the Metro-slathered Win 8 has one of those oh so familiar Blue Screen of Death thingies. But, this time around, there's a change. Gone are the confusing and uninformati...
04:28 pm EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget Windows Server 8 and Azure platform introduced, Metro-style app building starts today
Server and Tools Business President Satya Nadella, amongst others, took the stage at Build today in order to showcase something a bit less consumer-facing: Windows Server 8 and the revised Windows Azu...
04:21 pm EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget Nyko's $30 Zoom for Kinect now shipping to tiny-roomed gamers worldwide
Kinect ownership means you've got to keep a good ten square feet of space totally free to play in, and that's nearly impossible for many inner-city, bedroom and dorm-room gamers. Fortunately for them,...
03:51 pm EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget LG Marquee steps out in leaked press shot, coming this October?
It looks like the LG Marquee's gearing up for its coming out party. We first caught wind of the Optimus Black clone when it surfaced in blurrycam form at a Radio Shack briefing, running what appeared ...
03:51 pm EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget LG Marquee steps out in leaked press shot, coming this October? (updated: it's official)
It looks like the LG Marquee's gearing up for its coming out party. We first caught wind of the Optimus Black clone when it surfaced in blurrycam form at a Radio Shack briefing, running what appeared ...
03:30 pm EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget HP goes display crazy, unveils eight new models, four IPS panels (hands-on)
HP may not have much going on when it comes to cellphones and tablets at the moment, but the company is hardly resting on its laurels. As if to prove it's still got a bit of fire in its corporate bell...
03:07 pm EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget Western Digital launches WD 2go, WD 2go Pro cloud apps, cures PC separation anxiety
Western Digital is no stranger to connected storage, which is why it launched two new mobile apps for maximum My Book Live mobile manageability: the WD 2go and the WD 2go Pro. Both are compatible with...
02:42 pm EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget Poll: Did you download Windows 8?
Downloads have barely been active for half a day, but for the night-owls who burned the midnight oil in order to take the developer preview of Windows 8 for a spin, this is for you. If you're claiming...
02:22 pm EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget Sony's Dash gets a new lease on life, we stop to wonder why
Remember Sony's Dash? That little pseudo tablet powered by Chumby OS that started making the rounds at last year's CES? No, well we almost forgot about it too. But, just as it was finally fading from ...
01:57 pm EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget Cedar Trail-based Classmate PC hands-on at IDF (video)
Looking for a Cedar Trail-powered update to the long running Classmate PC line of netvertibles? Intel's got you covered here at IDF 2011, with a refreshed edition of the very familiar hardware on disp...
01:39 pm EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget Novero's Solana is a Cedar-Trail Inspiron Duo from the future (video)
Have a look at what we found lurking deep within IDF's technical showcase: the Novero Solana. Contrary to what its name might imply, it's not a fancy European shaver, but actually a thinner, more rect...
01:20 pm EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget Gomite Tiltpod magnetic tripod: snapping awkward family photos just got easier
Nothing ruins a Kodak moment faster than taking a timeout to set up a tripod, which is why the folks at Gomite went magnetic when developing its tiny new Tiltpod. Designed for compact cameras or video...
01:00 pm EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget SanDisk's Memory Vault will store your photos longer than anyone cares
According to a survey commissioned by SanDisk, family photos are the first thing people would save in a house fire, after relatives and pets. Personally, we'd rush for our laptop and let the dog take ...
01:00 pm EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget SanDisk outs Extreme Pro SDXC, Mobile Ultra microSDXC, new Cruzer USB sticks
Okay, they're not depicted to scale -- but don't they look sweet? In addition to the Memory Vault, SanDisk also chose today to freshen up its SDXC and USB flash products, which should start appearing ...
12:41 pm EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget Bell begins rolling out LTE network today to trial markets
When we reported that Bell's LTE network would be deploying "soon," the company happily obliged by launching it less than two weeks later. Beginning today, the Canadian carrier will have its next-gen ...
12:00 pm EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget VMWare Fusion 4 brings full Lion support, wants to make Windows act less like Windows
Leave it to VMWare to put the spotlight back on Lion when this is, without a doubt, Windows 8's week. The company just announced Fusion 4, the latest version of its virtualization software, and, as yo...
12:00 pm EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget Netgear unveils NeoTV Streaming Player, takes another shot at the smart TV market
Looks like Netgear is taking what it learned from licensing Roku's tech last year and streamlining its connected TV offerings. With the NeoTV Streaming Player the company is striking out on its own on...
12:00 pm EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget Netgear's N900 dual-band router hits 900Mbps top speed, pats itself on the back
Stopping just short of bundling its announcement with an "Eye of the Tiger" MP3, Netgear's rolling out the hyperbole carpet for its now available N900. Heralding it as "the most advanced wireless home...
11:34 am EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget Panasonic G-series lenses get firmware update, performance boosts aplenty
Jonesin' to shoot some radder-than-usual HD video with that Lumix G-series lens? You're in luck. Panasonic released a firmware update for the family of lenses that gives them a needed level-up -- brin...
10:46 am EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget ZiiLabs unleashes Jaguar3 super slim slate reference design
ZiiLabs' first foray into the tablet market, the ZiiO series, didn't exactly get our gadget senses tingling, but that hasn't stopped the company from churning out reference designs for OEMs looking to...
09:55 am EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget HTC Sensation XE gets official, packing 1.5GHz dual-core CPU and Beats Audio
The rumors can be laid to rest, because HTC has officially announced its Sensation XE handset, replete with some upgraded specs and Beats Audio. Powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, this Android d...
09:31 am EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget Audi's electric Urban Concept says that less is more, really means it
You don't have to by an exotic, race-bred sportscar to get something made of carbon fiber with exposed suspension and racy looks. Thanks to Audi, you can actually go quite far to the opposite end of t...
08:45 am EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget Google outbid itself by 33 percent in Motorola Mobility acquisition, SEC filing reveals
Google's acquisition of Motorola Mobility is already starting to lose that new car smell, but a fresh batch of financial details has now emerged, providing deeper insight into how the deal actually we...
08:00 am EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget Logitech unveils Wireless Headset, Boombox for tablets, smartphones and Radio Raheem
Logitech's family of iDevice-friendly accessories got a little larger today, with the addition of the new Wireless Headset and Wireless Boombox. The former (pictured above) allows users to roam up to ...
07:11 am EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget Sony shows off PlayStation Vita's initial setup process and user interface (video)
While we're still months away from seeing the PlayStation Vita show up in the stores, Sony continues to tease us with more live demonstrations here at the SCEJ press conference -- what we saw just now...
06:50 am EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget Ultrabooks invade IDF 2011, Toshiba Portege Z830 makes cameo (video)
While we've already seen Ultrabooks from a bevy of brand name manufacturers -- Toshiba (which we caught on video below), Lenovo, ASUS and Acer -- ODMs are now joining the thin and light party here at ...
06:12 am EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget Sony announces bucketload of PlayStation Vita launch games, teases PSP downloads for UMD lovers
Wondering how many games the PlayStation Vita will be launched with on December 17th? 26 is the answer, with 100 games in total to be released. Launch titles include Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, Power...
04:25 am EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget Sony PlayStation Vita debuts in Japan on December 17th, partnering with NTT DoCoMo for 3G
Sony's just announced in Tokyo that the PlayStation Vita will debut in Japan on December 17th, and it'll partner with NTT DoCoMo for the console's prepaid 3G service. Customers will have two choices o...
04:25 am EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget Sony PlayStation Vita debuts in Japan on December 17th, partnering with NTT DoCoMo for 3G (updated)
Sony's just announced in Tokyo that the PlayStation Vita will debut in Japan on December 17th, and it'll partner with NTT DoCoMo for the console's prepaid 3G service. Customers will have two choices o...
04:01 am EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget Kensington trots out universal tablet case, BunjeeAir Power for finding your misplaced iPhone
In addition to that three-piece armor case that chains your iPad to a hotel desk, Kensington quietly added three other products to its lineup -- a motley collection running the gamut from a universal ...
04:01 am EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget Kensington's SecureBack case is like The Club for iPads (video)
Kensington already came out and admitted that employees don't actually use the locks handed to them on their first day of work. And yet, it's betting folks will want to swaddle their iPads in a thick ...
03:52 am EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget Asus UX31 vs. UX21... fight! (video)
We'd handled ASUS' UX21 back at Computex, but we'd never gotten up close and personal with its larger brother, the UX31 -- until now. We spotted the 13.3-inch bodacious aluminum beaut just chilling at...
03:26 am EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget DisplayLink announces USB 3.0-to-HDMI adapter, 2560 x 1600 resolution panels get supported
IDF's certainly delivered a few bombshells thus far, but sometimes it's the simpler things that can brighten up your day, like DisplayLink's announcement of its snappily-titled Winstars USB 3.0-to-HDM...
02:40 am EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget AT&T announces $25 monthly GoPhone plan beginning September 18th
With all of the unlimited everything plans dominating the world of prepaid currently, it's easy to forget about the smaller offerings ideally suited for those looking for appetizers instead of the all...
02:12 am EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget Windows Phone Apollo to feature speech-to-text for email, low-end Tango gets split in two
If this hodgepodge of sorta, kinda official confirmation is to be believed, Windows Phone users can look forward to deeper integration of voice command functionality built-in to the Apollo update. Nok...
01:49 am EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 265 - 09.13.2011
Throwback podcast time! We've got lots of DVR news after our FiOS review, Microsoft Mediaroom / Media Center updates and a new box from TiVo. Of course, we also visited CEDIA last week so there's plen...
01:09 am EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget Google planning opt-out option for WiFi data gathering
Privacy concerns have caused Google to back down a bit on its information collection amongst residential wireless networks. Beginning in the fall, the company will allow owners of the WiFi networks to...
01:09 am EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget Nissan downsizes EV quick charger, slashes price while eying US, EU and Japanese markets
Like a hamburger Happy Meal, Nissan's brand new quick-charge station is fast, cheap and easy, thanks to its tasty new electric circuit technology. Nissan claims the 49kW charger takes up less space, i...
12:41 am EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry Bold 9790 Bellagio photographed in the wild, poses for family portrait
If you haven't yet snagged one of RIM's two newly refreshed Bold devices, you might want to hold off for the runt of the litter. Originally leaked back in May, the Bellagio 9790 borrows the bumped-up ...
12:23 am EDT - Wed, September 14, 2011
Engadget Windows 8 developer preview: when and where to download (update: right now, here!)
Got a brain full of Windows 8? Can't stop obsessing about it? Fret not -- as of 8PM PT this evening (just under eight hours from now), you'll be able to download a copy of the Windows Developer Previe...
11:53 pm EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget Flying cops board gyroplane for Big Brother-style eyes in the sky
"Get to tha choppa!" is probably the first thing the Tromball, Texas cops will be shouting now that they're the proud owners of America's first police gyroplane. This type of aircraft is nothing new, ...
11:18 pm EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget Xbox Live functionality confirmed for Windows 8
Microsoft today re-confirmed that it will be bringing Xbox Live functionality to PCs -- a move that will come courtesy of the newly showcased Windows 8. The integration -- titled, simply enough, Xbox ...
11:03 pm EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget Dish Network satellite 129 outage knocks out HD channels nationwide
If your Dish Network-connected TV is claiming total signal loss, then at least take comfort in the fact that you're not alone. While the company hasn't revealed exactly what the problem is, Facebook a...
11:03 pm EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget Dish Network satellite 129 outage knocks out HD channels nationwide (Update: Fix expected overnight))
If your Dish Network-connected TV is claiming total signal loss, then at least take comfort in the fact that you're not alone. While the company hasn't revealed exactly what the problem is, Facebook a...
11:03 pm EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget Dish Network satellite 129 outage knocks out HD channels nationwide - Update: Fix expected overnight
If your Dish Network-connected TV is claiming total signal loss, then at least take comfort in the fact that you're not alone. While the company hasn't revealed exactly what the problem is, Facebook a...
11:03 pm EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget Dish Network satellite 129 outage knocks out HD channels nationwide - Update: Fixed!
If your Dish Network-connected TV is claiming total signal loss, then at least take comfort in the fact that you're not alone. While the company hasn't revealed exactly what the problem is, Facebook a...
10:43 pm EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget My Keepon drops by for a brief hands-on, we can't handle the cuteness (video)
See that little dude up there? That's My Keepon, and it should look familiar if you're a fan Spoon or keeping up with autism and related human interaction research. It was just about four years ago th...
10:17 pm EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget HTC Runnymede and Bliss details sneak out from leak-town
Naming your flagship handset after a small village in Surrey isn't what we'd do, but then we aren't in the handset business. The first full render of the HTC Runnymede has leaked and as you can see, i...
09:44 pm EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget SanDisk working to push SSD power consumption lower, squeeze more juice out of your battery
First things first: we really need to sit down with the tech industry and have a conversation about effectively naming things. Which brings us to our next order of business: SATA DEVSLP. SanDisk is wo...
09:17 pm EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Show returns Tuesday, September 20th -- win a ticket to the taping!
Oh man, do we have another action-packed episode of The Engadget Show coming your way! This time out, we'll be visited by the one and only Jonathan Coulton, who will be treating us to some rock and re...
08:46 pm EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget Verizon intros $50 unlimited plan, takes a swing at pre-paid operators
In a direct shot at its lesser competitors, Verizon Wireless announced today the launch of a new $50 unlimited plan for pre-paid customers. Available starting this Thursday, the unlimited talk, text a...
08:21 pm EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget Apple wants to press pause on patent suits, calls Motorola a lame duck
In what could turn out to be a very expensive lesson in minding one's mouth, Apple plans to use Google's and Motorola's own words against them in court. Over the weekend, Cupertino's lawyers filed two...
08:02 pm EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget NBC, TNT and TBS iPad apps add full-length episodes, won't bring back Steve Carell
What's the point of dropping a few Benjamins on a tablet if you can't watch video on-the-go? Although much fuss has been made of Cupertino's reluctance to add Flash to its line of iOS devices, the kin...
07:45 pm EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget Intel shows off Medfield-based Android tablet at IDF 2011, we (briefly) go eyes-on
Much in the same vein as the smartphone showed off this morning, Intel also teased a Medfield-based Android tablet. But unlike the prototype Andy Rubin whisked with him off stage, we were able to at l...
07:45 pm EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget Intel shows off Medfield-based Android tablet at IDF 2011, we (briefly) go eyes-on (updated)
Much in the same vein as the smartphone showed off this morning, Intel also teased a Medfield-based Android tablet. But unlike the prototype Andy Rubin whisked with him off stage, we were able to at l...
07:44 pm EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget LG Optimus Hub officially outed as successor to Optimus One dynasty (video)
Well, LG's gone ahead and made the successor to the Optimus One all official-like. The device you've previously known as the Univa (E510) has been renamed as the Optimus Hub, and it's set to arrive in...
07:24 pm EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget Logitech Wireless Touchpad hits Windows PCs this month for $50
Windows 8 may be embracing touch in a big way, but Logitech now also has a little something for those looking to make their Windows 7 PC a bit more multitouch-friendly. The company's just introduced a...
07:07 pm EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget Windows 8 details: new features, UI enhancements and everything in between
Today, Windows Division prexy Steven Sinofsky treated Build 2011 attendees to a walkthrough of the various tweaks, subtle or otherwise, Microsoft's made to Windows 8. Staying true to its roots, the ne...
07:00 pm EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget NVIDIA opens Windows 8 developer program with support for Kal-El tablets
Unless you've been living under a rock, you know Microsoft's Build developer conference is going on right now in Anaheim, California, and Windows 8 is the belle of the ball. Earlier today, Windows chi...
06:30 pm EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget Windows 8 developer preview: when and where to download
Got a brain full of Windows 8? Can't stop obsessing about it? Fret not -- as of 8PM PT this evening (just under eight hours from now), you'll be able to download a copy of the Windows Developer Previe...
06:02 pm EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget Intel demos Haswell-enabled, solar-powered computing at IDF 2011
During the IDF keynote today in San Francisco, Intel demoed a solar-powered PC running Windows based on its long-teased Haswell microarchitecture -- complete with labcoats and LOLcats. As a refresher,...
06:00 pm EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget Virgin America and Lufthansa Systems unveil new in-flight entertainment system coming in 2012
Alright, so in-flight entertainment systems aren't exactly the sort of thing that people camp out for days to get first crack at. But, for those who spend a lot of time defying the laws of gravity, an...
05:42 pm EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget Microsoft gives Samsung Windows 8 developer PCs to Build attendees, AT&T throws in 3G service
It's just not a developer conference these days without a big giveaway, and Microsoft's now come through on that front at Build. The company announced that it's giving away 5,000 Samsung-built develop...
05:42 pm EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget Intel hypes Ivy Bridge, leaves poor old Sandy in its wake
Intel reps just can't resist whispering about their 2012 Core i-series. AnandTech is reporting a claimed 60 percent boost in 3DMark Vantage scores from the next-gen integrated graphics compared to San...
05:41 pm EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget Microsoft shows Windows 8 on existing Ultrabooks, acts like it's never seen a thin laptop before
The majority of first-gen Ultrabooks aren't on sale yet -- not even with Windows 7 -- but Microsoft's already showing off tomorrow's best and brightest with Windows 8. We already knew that Windows 8 w...
05:29 pm EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget Microsoft demos NFC-based tap-to-share for Windows 8 devices
There's not a ton of details on this just yet, but Microsoft confirmed during its Build keynote today that Windows 8 devices equipped with an NFC chip will be able to use a tap-to-share feature to eit...
05:29 pm EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget Microsoft demos NFC-based tap-to-share for Windows 8 devices (updated)
There's not a ton of details on this just yet, but Microsoft confirmed during its Build keynote today that Windows 8 devices equipped with an NFC chip will be able to use a tap-to-share feature to eit...
05:10 pm EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget Medfield-based Android phone shown at IDF 2011, future Android builds to be 'optimized' for Atom
Google's Andy Rubin just came up on stage here at the IDF keynote, joining Intel CEO Paul Otellini who was holding a bona fide Medfield-powered smartphone running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)! Hard to be...
05:06 pm EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget Windows 8 Store to sell both Metro-style apps and conventional Win32 programs
Oh, sure -- you've already started digging into the upcoming Windows Store (or, at least what it'll deliver), but Microsoft just revealed a cute little nugget about its future functionality here at Bu...
04:05 pm EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget Windows 8 for tablets hands-on preview (video)
Just last week, we got our paws on Samsung's Series 7 Slate, and it's already making its second debut. This time around, however, it's sporting a much more mouthwatering setup. No, it's not dawning La...
04:05 pm EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget Microsoft launches Windows 8 developer preview, downloads coming 'later this week'
We got a taste of Windows 8 back at D9, but the real bounty is waiting in Anaheim. The company's kicking off its Build conference with a full-on developer preview of its next major desktop operating s...
04:05 pm EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget Microsoft launches Windows 8 developer preview, downloads are live!
We got a taste of Windows 8 back at D9, but the real bounty is waiting in Anaheim. The company's kicking off its Build conference with a full-on developer preview of its next major desktop operating s...
04:04 pm EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget Windows 8 can run on an Atom CPU, 1GB of RAM
Curious what the minimum specifications for Windows 8 will be? As are we. Microsoft's remaining mum on specifics, but the outfit's Steven Sinofsky -- President of Windows and Windows Live -- just conf...
04:03 pm EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget We're live at Intel Developer Forum 2011!
Not ready for a bevy of chip related news from Chipzilla? Tough noogies, because we're here, live at IDF 2011 in sunny / cloudy San Francisco! Go on and prepare yourself for a healthy helping of Ultra...
03:41 pm EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget Rimac Automobili unveils 1,088 horsepower Concept One electric supercar
When you need four digits and a coma to specify the amount of horsepower your car puts down, you know you're talking about something very, very special indeed. Such is the case for the Concept One, th...
03:17 pm EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget Super Pixel Bros is Super Mario for squares (video)
Is the complexity of regular Super Mario Bros. getting you down? Good news: modder Retro Brad has been putting a lot of time into his own version of the game, recreating levels of the original title o...
02:54 pm EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget StayLocked prototype renders your stolen bike unusable, won't buy you another
If you can't ride your stolen bike, neither should anyone else. That's the basic premise behind StayLocked Bicycle -- a prototype that effectively self-destructs whenever someone tries to snatch it. T...
02:29 pm EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget Sony announces Walkman Z PMP: 4.3 inches, Tegra 2, Gingerbread and 'Throw'
We already got some brief hands-on time with this Gingerbread-sporting PMP at IFA, where it went by the name of "Walkman Mobile Entertainment Player." Now it's just been announced as the Sony Walkman ...
02:03 pm EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget Philly newsies to offer Archos Arnova 10 G2 tablet for $99 with subscription bundle
Taking a cue from other publications pushing tablet content, two major Philadelphia newspapers are offering discounted subscriptions bundled with a discounted device to read it on -- the Android-based...
01:45 pm EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget BMW i3 electric and i8 plug-in cars on display at Frankfurt
We've seen 'em as sketches and we've seen 'em having fun on the snow, but now, after getting a few upgrades, they're parked on the stage at Frankfurt. BMW rolled out its new i3 and i8 electric cars, p...
01:22 pm EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget Researchers develop method to measure effects of WiFi attacks
America is built on the principles of life, liberty and WiFi, the latter of which has increasingly become a target for hackers hoping to mess up our chi. To predict what would happen as result of an a...
01:01 pm EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget AMD gets Guiness World Record for fastest CPU with overclocked octa-core FX processor
Speed. It's of paramount importance in evaluating any computer system, and the engine that gives your PC its get up and go is its CPU. The folks at AMD wanted to show off just how awesome (and fast) t...
01:01 pm EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget AMD gets Guinness World Record for fastest CPU with overclocked octa-core FX processor
Speed. It's of paramount importance in evaluating any computer system, and the engine that gives your PC its get up and go is its CPU. The folks at AMD wanted to show off just how awesome (and fast) t...
12:42 pm EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget Nerdy Day Trips guides traveling technophiles, could use your input
It's like DayZipping, tailored for nerds. Nerdy Day Trips has just taken the wraps off of itself, launching a "slightly in development" website that aims to give jetsetting technologists a guide for t...
12:17 pm EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget Fisker Surf plug-in hybrid: five doors of good Karma
Like Fisker's Karma but need a little more room for the kids -- or maybe the dogs? Check out the Surf. Fisker just unveiled this new five-door at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show and, while it's based on...
11:59 am EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget Samsung, NTT DoCoMo to develop smartphone chips in proposed joint venture
Qualcomm may be facing some new competition in the mobile chip space, now that NTT DoCoMo and three other Japanese firms are looking to join forces with Samsung. According to Japan's Nikkei business d...
11:10 am EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget Samsung files French patent complaint against Apple, targets iPhone, iPad
Samsung has retaliated against Apple once again -- this time, in France, where the Korean manufacturer has filed a complaint alleging that Cupertino infringed upon a trio of its patents. Originally fi...
10:30 am EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget Visualized: NASA's Hasselblad photography manual
Sure, that TwitPic you posted was dope, but could it ever be as snazzy as a photo taken from space? Although doubtful, now at least there's the NASA Photography Training Program handbook to help you a...
08:53 am EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget Intel shows disaster management tech at IDF, casts fireballs
Intel put some disaster management tech on display during a pre-IDF event yesterday and lucky for you, we got some hands-on time. The showcase focused on three main areas of disaster management: mitig...
08:00 am EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget Volvo unveils Concept You luxury sedan, dripping with touchscreens (video)
The Frankfurt Motor Show is underway in Germany, where Volvo has just taken the wraps off the Concept You -- a new luxury sedan that features some pretty nifty, touch-based controls. Directly behind t...
08:00 am EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget Wacom Cintiq 24HD hands-on (video)
We've felt a strange attraction this 24-inch slab of professional graphics wonderment ever since we caught it trying to sneak its substantial bulk through the FCC. How do we feel about it now that it'...
07:20 am EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget BMW unveils concept Husqvarna electric motorcycle
There just aren't enough electric motorcycles in the world at this point, so thank goodness BMW just introduced a new one into the world. It's a slinky thing, with a single front fork and a spindly re...
07:20 am EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget BMW unveils concept Husqvarna Concept E-go electric motorcycle
There just aren't enough electric motorcycles in the world at this point, so thank goodness BMW just introduced a new one into the world. It's a slinky thing, with a single front fork and a spindly re...
06:53 am EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget We're live from the Frankfurt Motor Show, 2011!
The show's just about to kick off and already we've seen some unveilings. The Frankfurt Motor Show (aka the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung, the IAA) is one of the biggest auto festivals of the y...
06:53 am EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget We're live from the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011!
The show's just about to kick off and already we've seen some unveilings. The Frankfurt Motor Show (aka the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung, the IAA) is one of the biggest auto festivals of the y...
06:23 am EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget Nintendo 3DS slide pad add-on is official, ships December 10th in Japan
Nintendo didn't say so on stage during the pre-Tokyo Game Show 3DS press conference tonight, but it really is shipping that odd-looking circle pad add-on. The "extended slide pad" is up on the gaming ...
05:47 am EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget Plastic Logic 100 unveiled, set to bring e-textbooks to Russian schools
Well, it's certainly not much in the looks department, but Plastic Logic finally has a product out the door that will at least get some use. The Plastic Logic 100 is the shatterproof descendant of the...
05:14 am EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget Nikon announces that it has announced nothing
Actual report: "Nikon understands that some article appeared in the media regarding Nikon's imaging product. Please note that Nikon has made no announcement in this regards."Translation: "We don't alw...
05:08 am EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget Leeds researchers tout gel-based batteries as better, safer and cheaper
They're some fairly bold claims, but a team of researchers at the University of Leeds say they've managed to develop a new type of polymer gel that could lead to batteries that are safer, cheaper to m...
04:25 am EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget Motorola Electrify coming to US Cellular this month as a rebranded Photon 4G
We shouldn't be completely shocked by the news, but it's great to hear regardless. US Cellular announced the upcoming availability of the Motorola Electrify, which is essentially its rebranded version...
03:36 am EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget Nintendo 3DS to add 3D video capture, upgraded eShop and more
Satoru Iwata just announced on stage at Nintendo's pre-Tokyo Game Show shindig that the 3DS will be getting a few upgrades soon. No word on any hardware changes -- yet -- but owners can expect 3D vide...
03:19 am EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget Nintendo launching 'Misty Pink' 3DS handheld on October 20th
You heard right -- The Big N's own Satoru Iwata just announced that a "Misty Pink" Nintendo 3DS console would be shipping (at least in Japan) on October 20th. Funnily enough, that was just after showi...
02:49 am EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Y coming soon to Vodafone UK's budget lineup
The Samsung Galaxy Y recently appeared on Vodafone's "Coming Soon" page, where Sammy's youth-oriented smartphone will look to carve a niche among the UK carrier's value options. While the handset comp...
02:29 am EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget Exoconcept EXO all-electric jet ski: perfect for lake recon, your next indie action film
Part jet ski, part electric water scooter, 100 percent awesome. That's the Exoconcept Exo -- a new sea-born vehicle for stealth missions and the occasional run-in with Mr. Living Vicariously. The craf...
02:11 am EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget We're live from Microsoft Build 2011!
There's been a lot of speculation surrounding what's going down at this week's Microsoft Build developers conference, and now we're here, in the land of the cartoon mouse (that's right -- right around...
01:49 am EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget Marshall Electronics outs glasses-free Orchid 3D monitor for pro filmmakers
If you're trying to turn your next film into a three dimensional cinematic masterpiece, having a quality camera to record things is a necessity. But, prudence demands that would-be James Camerons film...
01:28 am EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget Chumby NeTV unfurls its web-connected tentacles for the FCC
FCC appearances are usually a good indication of a product's imminent arrival. And with Chumby's NeTV already headed to developers' hands later this month, this Commission filing isn't exactly catchin...
01:04 am EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget Sprint launches Drive First Android app to curb texting and driving, keep chatty teens at bay
Are you concerned that your talky teenager is trying to keep up on the high school gossip whilst behind the wheel? Or are you a more experienced driver looking to get rid of the temptation to update y...
12:51 am EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget Tokyoflash reveals Kisai Night Vision wristwatch, makes telling time fun again
Tokyoflash is on the loose once more, and this time it's introducing a concept that has been in the works for months on end. The Kisai Night Vision -- which was made official moments ago, first appear...
12:41 am EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget NEC LaVie Touch Windows 7 tablet comes packed with DVD-sporting dock
If this nifty little bugger looks familiar, that's because it should. NEC's LaVie Touch sports the same design and specs as the VersaPro model we spotted back in May. The difference here is, it comes ...
12:19 am EDT - Tue, September 13, 2011
Engadget Electrolux kitchen laptop concept disregards grease, common sense
Nothing about this Electrolux concept screams practicality. It's basically an induction powered hotplate attached to a laptop, with a removable cutting board sandwiched between the screen and burner. ...
11:47 pm EDT - Mon, September 12, 2011
Engadget Row 44 gets major studio support for in-flight VOD platform, can't match Gogo's reach
Southwest Airlines passengers now have something better to do on their cross-country jaunts than grip the armrests and pray that the kid behind 'em stops kicking the seat. Row 44 has partnered with Di...
11:24 pm EDT - Mon, September 12, 2011
Engadget Is Samsung's T679 a T-Mobile bound Galaxy W?
Are you a T-Mobile subscriber itching for more "Wonder?" You might be in luck, as Cell Phone Signal notes that the T679's FCC schematic lines up perfectly with the previously announced Galaxy W -- you...
11:04 pm EDT - Mon, September 12, 2011
Engadget Mercedes-Benz's hydrogen-powered F125! concept slips out ahead of Frankfurt
Mercedes-Benz is certainly no stranger to hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles, and it looks like the automaker is now about to show off its latest concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show. That's dubbed th...
10:41 pm EDT - Mon, September 12, 2011
Engadget GameStop offers iPhone, iPod and iPad trade-ins at US stores, just in time for fall titles
Looking to get some green back for that aging iOS device? GameStop's looking to oblige. The famed retailer has announced that you'll be able to trade-in your infrequently used iPhone, iPod or iPad for...
10:21 pm EDT - Mon, September 12, 2011
Engadget Ford Bug Labs partnership makes SYNC look like old news
It's a big day for the forward-thinking folks at Ford. Over in Frankfurt, the American auto giant showcased electric bike and cloud car concepts, and several timezones away at TechCrunch Disrupt in Sa...
10:00 pm EDT - Mon, September 12, 2011
Engadget Pentax crams 18x optical zoom into Optio RZ18 point-and-shoot camera
Guess what, amateur shooters? The superzoom just got shrunk. Pentax has just outed a new compact that touts a downright impressive 18x optical zoomer (25-450mm equivalent), with the snooping lens marr...
09:50 pm EDT - Mon, September 12, 2011
Engadget Must See HDTV (September 12th - 18th)
Summer is coming to an end and that means the disappearance of the few remaining summer TV shows still hanging around on the schedule (LA Ink, we won't miss you). It also means the appears of a certai...
09:38 pm EDT - Mon, September 12, 2011
Engadget Wacom Cintiq 24HD images break cover, we start practicing our stick figures
We've been all giddy since the Cintiq 24HD waltzed through the FCC last month... and now, we have even more reason to be excited. Although unconfirmed, signs continue to point to a 24-inch HD display ...
09:24 pm EDT - Mon, September 12, 2011
Engadget IBM's Watson set to tackle health insurance, takes 'Diagnosis for $1,000'
After tackling your tech support woes, the famed Watson is moving on to mop up the health insurance industry. That's right, the IBM showstopper we all know and love for trouncing trivia kings on Jeopa...
09:13 pm EDT - Mon, September 12, 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're back at our regular time, so take a peek at the live st...
08:59 pm EDT - Mon, September 12, 2011
Engadget ASUS Eee PC X101 now available for pre-order at CDW and Amazon
We've been waiting for ASUS to launch its Eee PC X101 for the better part of a year, and it looks like the wait is almost over. The slim, MeeGo-running netbook has popped up on two online retailers' s...
08:32 pm EDT - Mon, September 12, 2011
Engadget Angelbird's PCIe-based SSD: it's real, it's shipping, it's 800MBs
Remember that 1GB/s PCIe SSD system from Angelbird we covered a year ago? Well, the company just let us know it's finally available. The performance claims are more modest than we saw in the beta phas...
08:05 pm EDT - Mon, September 12, 2011
Engadget Growing Up Geek: Billy Steele
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 Contributing Editor, Billy...
07:41 pm EDT - Mon, September 12, 2011
Engadget Asus Eee Pad Slider up for pre-order at Amazon, starting at $480
Still no official launch date for Asus's funny-looking 10.1-inch hybrid, but we've already seen evidence of a September release and now there's a whole drum-roll of pre-order pages up at Amazon. You'r...
07:23 pm EDT - Mon, September 12, 2011
Engadget Ford electric E-Bike Concept packs a Galaxy S II on the bars, motor in the wheel
Ford already wowed us with the Evos concept, but the slinkiest hybrid we've seen so far here in Frankfurt has not four wheels but two. It's a concept bicycle from Ford called -- wait for it -- the E-B...
07:09 pm EDT - Mon, September 12, 2011
Engadget Samsung pushes Galaxy Tab 10.1 through FCC with T-Mobile AWS bands
Sure, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is great when using Verizon's LTE network, but what if you're looking for something in more of a GSM, magenta-colored flavor? You might be in luck, if a new tablet pu...
06:48 pm EDT - Mon, September 12, 2011
Engadget Ford Evos cloud-connected concept car unveiled at Frankfurt
The 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show doesn't kick off until tomorrow, but already Ford's unveiled the tasty hunk of conceptual automotive design it teased us with a few weeks back. It's called the Evos, it's ...
06:33 pm EDT - Mon, September 12, 2011
Engadget Microsoft's Mouse Without Borders: the KVM that killed the KVM (video)
Until now, running multiple computers with one keyboard and mouse has tended to require KVMs or wormholes, but Microsoft developer Truong Do has a better idea. Working at Microsoft's Garage -- Redmond...
06:12 pm EDT - Mon, September 12, 2011
Engadget Intel reveals January 2012 Gingerbread arrival for the Atom E6xx (video)
Intel wants a piece of the smartphone market -- bad. The company has made no bones about its attempts to break into that booming space. Despite big talk, however, it hasn't really given smartphone man...
05:49 pm EDT - Mon, September 12, 2011
Engadget Dell to fix faulty M11x hinges the world over regardless of warranty status
Are you one of the unlucky Alienware M11x owners who had hinge issues with the laptop, but feared you'd be stuck with a faulty folding mechanism due to an out of date warranty? Well, worry no more, be...
05:15 pm EDT - Mon, September 12, 2011
Engadget Engadget previews Ferrari's future hypercars at the World Design Contest (video)
Ferrari's been one of the most respected car manufacturers in the world since the 1940s, but it hasn't exactly gotten there by being bleeding-edge. In the early '60s, when rear-engined cars were sweep...
04:50 pm EDT - Mon, September 12, 2011
Engadget Pandora's song-finding flair comes to Spotify, IHeartRadio via separate initiatives
Ruh roh. That's the sound eliminating from Pandora's stock price, which has taken a serious beating in the wake of two separate announcements in the past week. First off, Clear Channel and Echo Nest h...
04:05 pm EDT - Mon, September 12, 2011
Engadget Engadget's smartphone buyer's guide: fall 2011 edition
Shopping for a new smartphone is an exciting and arduous experience. It holds the promise of something better and the fear of a two-year commitment. For gadget enthusiasts, it also involves pouring ov...
04:03 pm EDT - Mon, September 12, 2011
Engadget GameStop to bring Android-based gaming tablet to market
No surprises here. GameStop, which announced its intentions to become a technology company earlier this spring, has officially selected Google's Android OS for its upcoming tablet-based "certified gam...
03:39 pm EDT - Mon, September 12, 2011
Engadget Orb Live finally lands for Android: streams video, delivers Hulu without the Plus
Orb may have taken its sweet time, but an Android port of its Orb Live streaming app is finally available. By now you probably know the deal: install the Orb Caster app on your PC then fire up Live on...
03:16 pm EDT - Mon, September 12, 2011
Engadget 3M makes Mary Lou Jepsen's dreams come true, showers Pixel Qi with cash
Chances are you've heard plenty about Pixel Qi's super-efficient, transreflective displays. The odds are equally as high that you've never touched one before, either. Well, 3M aims to change all of th...
02:35 pm EDT - Mon, September 12, 2011
Engadget Fusion Garage hacks $200 off of Grid 10 tablet, aims to play the undercutting game
Looks like we're all indebted to HP in one way or another. Since the TouchPad fire sale began, we've seen a noticeable southward shift in tablet pricing -- it's as if iPad rivals finally figured out t...
02:34 pm EDT - Mon, September 12, 2011
Engadget Sealander amphibious trailer lets you (kinda) rough it on the water (video)
With a name like the Sealander Amphibious Camping Trailer, it's pretty clear what you're getting yourself into. This German-designed trailer does double duty as both a place to rest (for those who thi...
02:09 pm EDT - Mon, September 12, 2011
Engadget Broadcom buys NetLogic Microsystems for $3.7b in cash, hopes to add more processors to lineup
You've probably never heard of NetLogic Microsystems, but you can bet that its technologies may very well end up in your next smartphone, tablet or vehicle. Broadcom has just announced its intentions ...
01:48 pm EDT - Mon, September 12, 2011
Engadget AT&T announces Mango lineup: new phones and updates coming this fall
In the first of what we expect to be many announcements related to Windows Phone Mango devices, AT&T is the first to step up to the plate by unveiling three new handsets that use the new version o...
01:48 pm EDT - Mon, September 12, 2011
Engadget AT&T announces Mango lineup: new Windows Phones and updates coming this fall
In the first of what we expect to be many announcements related to Windows Phone Mango devices, AT&T stepped up to the plate this morning by unveiling three new handsets that use the latest versio...
01:48 pm EDT - Mon, September 12, 2011
Engadget AT&T announces Windows Phone Mango lineup coming this fall, existing devices to be updated
In the first of what we expect to be many announcements related to Windows Phone Mango devices, AT&T stepped up to the plate this morning by unveiling three new "4G" handsets that use the latest v...
01:40 pm EDT - Mon, September 12, 2011
Engadget Wacom Inkling digital sketch pen hands-on (video)
Wacom's new digital pen can't help but stand out from the competition. It's a specialized device that makes no apologies for catering to graphics enthusiasts at the expense of casual note-takers. More...
01:09 pm EDT - Mon, September 12, 2011
Engadget HTC chairwoman Cher Wang: we might buy a mobile OS, if it feels right
Samsung seems to the go-to company these days when it comes to mobile OS acquisition rumors, but now it looks like HTC's on the proverbial hot seat. According to an interview by The Economic Observer ...
12:48 pm EDT - Mon, September 12, 2011
Engadget Cowon D3 firmware hits 3.5, gives your Gingerbread PMP a spit shine
The Cowon D3, equal parts stunning and frustrating, got at least incrementally better in July when it finally scored a heavily skinned version of Gingerbread. Now, with version 3.55 of the media playe...
12:26 pm EDT - Mon, September 12, 2011
Engadget Crickey! Nokia's N9 goes up for preorder in Australia
Looks like Espoo's making good on its earlier promise: Nokia's elusive N9 is now up for preorder on Australia's Harvey Norman. Offered in 16GB and 64GB variants, all that stands between you and your f...
12:00 pm EDT - Mon, September 12, 2011
Engadget Sinch takes aim at headphone tangles, we go hands-on
The Sinch is not much to look at, we'll give you that, but it is rather an interesting little thing. Intended to keep your headphone cable a little more tidy, it's just a couple of slender magnets enc...
11:33 am EDT - Mon, September 12, 2011
Engadget White PS3 coming to Europe and Australia in November
There's nothing a like an (almost) fresh and exciting color variant to make us totally forget about the PS4. Besides, this little dazzler will come with a 320GB HDD and two equally white Dualshock con...
10:30 am EDT - Mon, September 12, 2011
Engadget Smartphones out-ship feature phones in Europe, Samsung leads the way
It was probably gonna happen sooner or later, but a new report from IDC confirms it: smartphones are now out-shipping feature phones in western Europe. According to the company's statistics, only 20.4...
09:02 am EDT - Mon, September 12, 2011
Engadget Paraswift climbs buildings, jumps, lives to tell the tale (video)
Looks like not even our parachuting jobs are safe from the robot onslaught. Disney Research and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology have joined forces to bring the world Paraswift, a plucky litt...
07:33 am EDT - Mon, September 12, 2011
Engadget Amazon to launch Netflix-style service for digital books?
Details are still sketchy here, but the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Amazon's looking to launch a Netflix-like subscription service for digital books, much to the chagrin of some publishers. ...
06:03 am EDT - Mon, September 12, 2011
Engadget AirPlay-enabled Music Tap systems touted by Pioneer, free us from living room control
Had your eye on an AirPlay accessory for your iPhone or iPod touch? Well, Pioneer is looking to help you pull the trigger on one. The company has announced a new set of AirPlay Music Tap systems that ...
03:59 am EDT - Mon, September 12, 2011
Engadget HP TopShot LaserJet Pro M275 scans 3D objects but only prints in 2D (video)
For some reason, HP thinks your small business really needs the ability to scan 3D objects -- which is why it is releasing the TopShot LaserJet Pro. "TopShot" is the fancy name for the all-in-one's ov...
02:27 am EDT - Mon, September 12, 2011
Engadget How would you change Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1?
It's been around in a few different hues, and has since grown into a TouchWiz UX kind of outfit, and we're guessing it's about time Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 found its way into our weekly HWYC feature...
01:04 am EDT - Mon, September 12, 2011
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: 911 Memorial designs, an electric helicopter and laser headlights
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.Today a day of reflection dawns in New York as the city rec...
12:05 am EDT - Mon, September 12, 2011
Engadget Acer Iconia Tab A501 with HSPA+ hits AT&T on September 18th: $330 on contract
As promised, the Acer Iconia Tab A501 is hitting AT&T just before summer draws to an official close. The carrier just announced it'll start selling the 16GB model next Sunday, September 18th for $...
11:17 pm EDT - Sun, September 11, 2011
Engadget Switched On: A toy for the smartphone gaming generation
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.The first thing worth noting about Sifteo Cubes -- which recently became available for pre-order at $149 for a starter ...
10:41 pm EDT - Sun, September 11, 2011
Engadget Yamaha YAS-101 walks into a soundbar, orders a stiff glass of 7.1
What can you get for $300 these days? A bunch of stuff, probably, including the latest soundbar from Yamaha. The YAS-101 Front Surround System offers up 7.1 sound, a built-on 60-watt subwoofer and sup...
09:25 pm EDT - Sun, September 11, 2011
Engadget Sony Tablet S arrives at Best Buy, ready to be touched, pre-ordered
Sure, you could pre-order your Tablet S direct from Sony and wait until the 16th for your slate, or you could skip over to your local Best Buy and play a round of early-release roulette. Our local sho...
07:54 pm EDT - Sun, September 11, 2011
Engadget Is Motorola joining the Facebook phone bandwagon with its EX225?
A funny thing just happened over at the Bluetooth SIG's website: the group may have just outed Motorola's first Facebook phone. As Unwired View rightfully points out, the EX225 is likely a feature pho...
06:26 pm EDT - Sun, September 11, 2011
Engadget Scout Observer replaces military SATCOM, is powered by the iPhone 4
If you need to channel your inner MacGyver, there's a tool for that... predictably, it's powered by your smartphone. By connecting an iPhone 4 to the Scout Observer's Toolkit, it's transformed into a ...
05:01 pm EDT - Sun, September 11, 2011
Engadget All Samsung Wave phones will get Bada 2.0, if they can handle the upgrade
Bada 2.0 won't just be riding the Wave 3, Wave M and Wave Y, but according to a tweet from Samsung, it'll be available on all older Wave models as well. The company did warn that the OS could run "dif...
03:24 pm EDT - Sun, September 11, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S II 'coming soon' to AT&T, sign up page goes live
So a regional carrier from the home of Palin and moose meat beat 'em to the punch, but AT&T's at least showing signs that it's ready to get the Samsung Galaxy S II train rolling. While it still lo...
02:00 pm EDT - Sun, September 11, 2011
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of September 5, 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...
12:39 pm EDT - Sun, September 11, 2011
Engadget Touch Vision Interface employs AR to control screens from afar
We're not exactly lacking in ways to interact with a screen from afar, but the folks at Teehan+Lax have now put an augmented reality-enhanced spin on things with their so-called Touch Vision Inte...
11:01 am EDT - Sun, September 11, 2011
Engadget Mysterious BlackBerry surfaces on forum, possibly 9900 prototype
Whoever got a hold of this device over at MaxPDA seems to think it's the BlackBerry Bold 9980. We're more inclined to believe it's a prototype of the still reasonably fresh 9900, given that it sports ...
11:01 am EDT - Sun, September 11, 2011
Engadget Mysterious BlackBerry surfaces on forum, possibly 9900 prototype (update: a limited luxury edition?)
Whoever got a hold of this device over at MaxPDA seems to think it's the BlackBerry Bold 9980. We're more inclined to believe it's a prototype of the still reasonably fresh 9900, given that it sports ...
08:03 am EDT - Sun, September 11, 2011
Engadget Artists hack Sony Ericsson's Xperia phones to see the unseen universe, use fire as a flash
For most of us, cellphones are for texting, calling and maybe the occasional tweet, but what happens when you hand them over to some of the world's most creative minds? Giving hackers, artists and int...
04:59 am EDT - Sun, September 11, 2011
Engadget Cowon's iAudio 10 does "Color Therapy," won't charge you per hour
After a bit of teasing, Cowon's finally ready to show the world the iAudio 10. The skinny new portable media player offers up a three-inch 240 x 400 display, mic-in, TV out, an FM radio, support for a...
02:36 am EDT - Sun, September 11, 2011
Engadget Ask Engadget: best sub-$400 desktop graphics card on the market?
We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is coming to us from Jamie, who just so happens to b...
01:18 am EDT - Sun, September 11, 2011
Engadget Transformers: Dark of the Moon Blu-ray due September 30th, 3D version later
Besides being a lightning rod for the Blu-ray vs. HD DVD wars, the Transformers series also racked up some of the biggest HD sales ever, and now we'll see if the latest entry, Dark of the Moon, keeps ...
11:49 pm EDT - Sat, September 10, 2011
Engadget Ecko Zip earbuds pump tunes through a functioning zipper, let you drop your fly in public
We already knew that New Jersey was a hotbed for personal audio innovation, so it certainly came as no surprise when the Garden State's ECKOUNLTD (Ecko Unlimited, with a hint of Jersey Shore) hit us u...
10:15 pm EDT - Sat, September 10, 2011
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 103 - 09.10.2011
Phones. Phones, phones, phones, phones, phones! There are SO many of them out there right now, and this week brings another flood of releases to add to the pool. Listen closely and Breakout of your ig...
09:02 pm EDT - Sat, September 10, 2011
Engadget Carnegie Mellon robot jumps up, jumps up and glides down (video)
We can handle the imaginary terror of UFOs and nightmarish, flying mammals. But, robots that can jump like a human and then glide like a colugo? Now you're just filling Mr. Spielberg with even more sc...
08:32 pm EDT - Sat, September 10, 2011
Engadget Spotify to lay down beats for Ford
It's only been two months since Spotify made its stateside debut, and it's already getting in bed with an American staple. No, it hasn't struck a deal with Beyonce or Britney, but the fine folks at Au...
08:32 pm EDT - Sat, September 10, 2011
Engadget Spotify to lay down beats for Ford (update: it's a hack)
It's only been two months since Spotify made its stateside debut, and it's already getting in bed with an American staple. No, it hasn't struck a deal with Beyonce or Britney, but the fine folks at Au...
07:58 pm EDT - Sat, September 10, 2011
Engadget Sharp Aquos SH8298U 3D smartphone goes under the knife, comes out in China
Same phone, different market -- that's pretty much what we're looking at above with Sharp's "new" 3D Aquos SH8298U. We first got our hands-on this device's twinner -- the Aquos SH-12C -- back at Compu...
06:41 pm EDT - Sat, September 10, 2011
Engadget Smozzy dodges T-Mobile data plans, delivers mobile web over text
Paying for your mobile internet data can be such a drag on the wallet. Luckily, there are Android apps like Smozzy that'll get you away from the pricey tiers, and onto the information highway via text...
05:52 pm EDT - Sat, September 10, 2011
Engadget FPV servo controlled plane grabs epic vacation footage, puts old family videos to shame (video)
By the time winter rolls around, Alistair Roberts will probably remember his summer vacation a heckuva lot better than the rest of us. Why? Because he brought an FPV plane to record his mountain bikin...
04:46 pm EDT - Sat, September 10, 2011
Engadget AT&T files response to DOJ suit, says regulators just don't understand
It's no secret or surprise that AT&T is unhappy with the DOJ's decision to try and block its merger with T-Mobile. But issuing public statements is one thing, officially filing papers in court is ...
04:00 pm EDT - Sat, September 10, 2011
Engadget Insert Coin: Teagueduino solderless electronic board
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...
03:02 pm EDT - Sat, September 10, 2011
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of September 5, 2011
This week, as always, 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 ...
01:54 pm EDT - Sat, September 10, 2011
Engadget mLogic mDock blocks select MacBook ports while extending others, leaves us mBaffled
If you're trying to make a name for yourself in the incredibly crowded portable storage space, you can innovate and create something totally awesome, or you can do this. The mDock from mLogic is an ex...
01:54 pm EDT - Sat, September 10, 2011
Engadget mLogic mDock extends your MacBook ports, steals your Thunder(bolt)
If you're trying to make a name for yourself in the incredibly crowded portable storage space, you can innovate and create something totally awesome, or you can do this. The mDock from mLogic is an ex...
12:11 pm EDT - Sat, September 10, 2011
Engadget Judge rules in favor of employees fired over Facebook post, orders them back to work
The National Labor Relations Board has weighed in on the role of social networking at the office, determining that employees can't be fired for what they post on Facebook -- as long as they use the pl...
09:58 am EDT - Sat, September 10, 2011
Engadget Scientists build WiFi hunter-killer drone and call it SkyNET... Viene Tormenta!
You'd think scientists would proscribe certain names for their inventions -- you wouldn't be taken seriously if your supercomputer was called HAL 9000, WOPR or Proteus IV would you? Well, a team from ...
07:47 am EDT - Sat, September 10, 2011
Engadget UK book seller Waterstone's to enter the e-reader race
Waterstone's isn't exactly the biggest name in book sales (at least not stateside), but it knows that to survive in this market it's gonna have to get on the e-book train. The British company's managi...
05:28 am EDT - Sat, September 10, 2011
Engadget Big Big Cursor: the tablet stylus that's also a fridge magnet
The stylus, as you might have noticed, is making a slight comeback this year, and it's now also moved into throwback territory with the Big Big Cursor. Available in both arrow and pointer varieties, t...
03:24 am EDT - Sat, September 10, 2011
Engadget New Mediaroom clients to bring Microsoft's TV platform everywhere this year
The days of being tied to a traditional TV to watch your favorite shows is becoming less and less of a dream -- at least for Mediaroom 2.0 users, like those who subscribe to AT&T U-Verse. It hasn'...
02:05 am EDT - Sat, September 10, 2011
Engadget Corsair Flash Voyager, GT, Survivor get a USB 3.0 boost
Call us jaded, but most USB flash drives just don't get the juices flowing like a new tablet or smartphone. Nonetheless, they've become a critical component of many a workflow, and for a device where ...
01:02 am EDT - Sat, September 10, 2011
Engadget LG Marquee caught on candid camera, is this Sprint's Optimus Black?
Is this a case of smartphone identity crisis, or just a repurposed chassis? Whatever the case may be, LG's got a Marquee handset ready to shore up Sprint's future line-up. The leaked shot comes courte...
12:07 am EDT - Sat, September 10, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman Android phone gets busted open by the FCC
Somebody's not wasting anytime. Just last month we reported on the musically minded Android handset, and now what looks to be a decidedly darker version of Sony Ericsson's Live with Walkman has made i...
11:17 pm EDT - Fri, September 9, 2011
Engadget Nintendo on price reduction: no glasses required to see 3DS sales boost
The Big N has today confirmed our suspicions: people buy more things when they're cheaper, and in turn, the laws of economics are still sound. The longer version is after the break.Continue reading Ni...
10:33 pm EDT - Fri, September 9, 2011
Engadget ICANN's .XXX domain names have arrived, Frankie says relax
Let's try to be sensible about this. When one or more persons love each other very much -- no, erm, let's start again. The controversial move to segregate websites of an adult nature to the .XXX domai...
10:20 pm EDT - Fri, September 9, 2011
Engadget Now showing: Netflix 1.4 brings playback to 'all Android 2.2 and 2.3 devices'
You heard right, film aficionados -- Netflix has just updated its Android app in order to bring one major, major change: "expanded support for phones." Previously, the app only worked on a smattering ...
09:45 pm EDT - Fri, September 9, 2011
Engadget One last hurrah? HP TouchPad on sale at QVC, sans complimentary steak knives
Still looking for an ever-elusive HP TouchPad? Good news, you need look no further than that bastion of high technology, QVC. The slate hit the channel's website today, and you can pick up your very o...
09:25 pm EDT - Fri, September 9, 2011
Engadget Alibaba to launch English version of Aliyun OS this month, tablet by November
Alibaba is just beginning its long and arduous journey into the field of mobile domination, but it's already looking to expand its sphere of influence beyond China to tackle the OS giants. Merely a fe...
08:43 pm EDT - Fri, September 9, 2011
Engadget Adobe unveils new software tools, adds iOS-compatible streaming video option
At the International Broadcasters Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam yesterday, Adobe unveiled a slew of new software solutions, including Adobe Pass, Flash Access 3.0 and Flash Media Server 4.5. Pass allo...
08:00 pm EDT - Fri, September 9, 2011
Engadget Growing Up Geek: Kevin Wong
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 Contributing Editor, Kevin...
07:45 pm EDT - Fri, September 9, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 5PM ET!
The mobile world is never normal, but at least things are back to the usual routine. Host Myriam Joire has wandered out of the desert and back to the big city, and she's ready to go over the weekly ha...
07:21 pm EDT - Fri, September 9, 2011
Engadget ASUS N55SF, N75SF multimedia laptops are back... in piano black
If your laptop spends more time spinning Netflix hits from yesteryear than yomping around campus, you'll probably love these new offerings from ASUS. It's launching the 15.6-inch N55SF and 17.3-inch N...
06:58 pm EDT - Fri, September 9, 2011
Engadget IRL: Nexus One, Sansa Clip Zip, DeLorme PN-60 and the HP TouchPad
Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment.Welcome back ...
06:43 pm EDT - Fri, September 9, 2011
Engadget Bose BT2 Bluetooth headset cruises through the FCC, unsurprisingly mum on specifications
We're surmising that Bose has at least one other thing on the docket for its September 15th press event, but for those who still think Bluetooth headsets are must-have accessories... well, this guy ou...
06:27 pm EDT - Fri, September 9, 2011
Engadget HTC invites us to 'celebrate in style,' we try to squeeze into our prom tuxedos
Well, we know where we'll be on September 20th -- hanging out with HTC in our classiest threads. The handset manufacturer sent out an invite for an upcoming event in NYC. So, what's on the agenda? The...
06:11 pm EDT - Fri, September 9, 2011
Engadget LightSquared faces Congressional hearing over proposed 4G network, submits revised plan
The LightSquared Express rolled in to Washington yesterday, where the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology held a hearing on the company's proposed 4G LTE network and its potential impact ...
05:55 pm EDT - Fri, September 9, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S II now shipping for $100 in America... on Alaska's GCI
Leave it the regional folks to spoil the thunder of the Big Four. While we were all led to think that Sprint's Epic 4G Touch would be the first subsidized Galaxy S II to officially land in the US of A...
05:35 pm EDT - Fri, September 9, 2011
Engadget Kaleidescape adds iPad control, ultrawidescreen support to its media servers
Two years after launching its iPhone remote, Kaleidescape has brought a new iPad app to CEDIA 2011 that gives owners of its media servers full control of their media from anywhere in the house. Users ...
05:00 pm EDT - Fri, September 9, 2011
Engadget LG Thrill 4G review
Just a few weeks after the LG Optimus 3D got placed in the hot seat at our European offices, we're ready to give its American counterpart its fair share of warmth. Better known in the states as the Th...
04:41 pm EDT - Fri, September 9, 2011
Engadget Vodafone Xone R&D center opens its doors in Silicon Valley, wants to help startups grow
Verizon's doing it, so why not Vodafone too? That's right, folks, the big red telco from abroad has decided to get into the swing of things in Silicon Valley with its new Vodafone Xone R&D center...
04:22 pm EDT - Fri, September 9, 2011
Engadget ZTE Sprint International Mobile Hotspot does CDMA in US, GSM abroad
We love mobile wireless hotspots, and we especially love when they work internationally -- which until today, has left Sprint's CDMA/WiMAX devices out of the mix. This latest variant gives some love t...
04:00 pm EDT - Fri, September 9, 2011
Engadget Xbox Live Fall 2011 Dashboard update preview: Bing search, voice control, and a Metro overhaul
Autumn is fast approaching -- and you know what that means: it's round about time for an Xbox Dashboard update. Sure, we got a peek of Microsoft's upcoming harvest back at E3, but the good folks from ...
03:49 pm EDT - Fri, September 9, 2011
Engadget HTC Vigor hits the FCC with a dose of Verizon LTE
Verizon's LTE lineup just keeps looking better and better all the time. The oft-rumored HTC Vigor is the latest device to pass through the halls of the FCC whilst sporting Big Red's 4G frequencies, al...
03:30 pm EDT - Fri, September 9, 2011
Engadget Engadget giveaway: win a white T-Mobile G2x prototype!
We just wrapped up a couple of crazy giveaways in August, so that means we're done throwing free stuff at you for a while, right? Wrong! LG's hooked us up with a white T-Mobile G2x prototype, and we'r...
03:05 pm EDT - Fri, September 9, 2011
Engadget Engadget Podcast 255 - 09.09.2011
As a lover of all things nostalgic and good, you'll certainly appreciate the dulcet tones of Peter Rojas, Engadget founder, major proponent of All Things Good With Tech, and the original voice of the ...
02:45 pm EDT - Fri, September 9, 2011
Engadget iFixit picks the Droid Bionic to disassembled pieces
What do you do with a shiny and new dual-core LTE phone? You rip it to shreds and then poke around in its guts, like any respectable techie would. At least, that's what the folks over at iFixit got up...
02:21 pm EDT - Fri, September 9, 2011
Engadget Sprint rumored to retain unlimited data with iPhone 5 launch, prove unicorns are indeed legit
Here's the word straight from Bloomberg's unnamed sources: Sprint's not only getting the elusive iPhone 5 -- it's keeping an unlimited data plan around just to sway buyers who may otherwise spring for...
02:00 pm EDT - Fri, September 9, 2011
Engadget FCC Fridays: September 9, 2011
We here at Engadget 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 couldn't pos...
01:25 pm EDT - Fri, September 9, 2011
Engadget Droid Bionic gets extended battery treatment, proudly struts its freshman 15 (video)
As you're aware, the Droid Bionic features a 1735mAh battery that provides a slight bump in capacity over its competition -- namely the Droid Charge and Thunderbolt. Still, if you plan to push this LT...
01:22 pm EDT - Fri, September 9, 2011
Engadget Apple tops J.D. Power customer satisfaction survey, grim reading for RIM and Nokia
Not only is Apple shipping the most smartphones, it's also shipping the best smartphones -- if you believe the stats in J.D. Power and Associates' latest US customer satisfaction survey. It gave the i...
12:59 pm EDT - Fri, September 9, 2011
Engadget Apple tops J.D. Power customer satisfaction survey, grim reading for RIM and Nokia
Not only is Apple shipping the most smartphones, it's also shipping the best smartphones -- if you believe the stats in J.D. Power and Associates' latest US customer satisfaction survey. It gave the i...
12:58 pm EDT - Fri, September 9, 2011
Engadget Droid Bionic gets extended battery treatment, proudly struts its freshman 15 (video)
As you're aware, the Droid Bionic features a 1735mAh battery that provides a slight bump in capacity over its competition -- namely the Droid Charge and Thunderbolt. Still, if you plan to push this LT...
12:40 pm EDT - Fri, September 9, 2011
Engadget Fring launches Playgrounds for group video chat with friends or randoms (video)
We all remember kicking it in anonymous chat rooms masked behind the safety of a screen name, but today Fring announced a new way to engage with randoms -- this time with video. Playground lets users ...
12:19 pm EDT - Fri, September 9, 2011
Engadget Google set to introduce Dart, a new structured programming language
It's a bird, it's a plane -- it's Dart, Google's soon-to-be-released computer language for structured web programming. Having hoarded dart-related URLs for the past couple of months, Google's confirme...
11:55 am EDT - Fri, September 9, 2011
Engadget Bit.ly quantifies internet impatience, old links get no love
Oh internet, we love your animated GIFs and sad Keanu websites, but how much attention are we really giving each link? According to a recent study by URL shortener Bit.ly, a standard link is clicked f...
11:05 am EDT - Fri, September 9, 2011
Engadget German court upholds injunction against Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Apple wins nationwide ban
A German court has weighed in on Apple's seemingly interminable patent battle against Samsung, and it isn't looking good for Galaxy Tab users. In a ruling issued today, a Düsseldorf Higher Region...
10:01 am EDT - Fri, September 9, 2011
Engadget Dell jams a terabyte of SATA3 SSD storage into Precision M6600 laptop
Dell is tweaking some of the options offered on its Precision M6600 and M4600 mobile workstations. You can now choose to add 512GB SATA3 SSD drives and (in the case of the M6600) a 4GB NVIDIA Quadro 5...
09:07 am EDT - Fri, September 9, 2011
Engadget Superconducting sapphire wires are as cool as they sound
Copper wire's relatively cheap, pliable and can conduct electricity, but it's hardly ideal. Powering cities requires cables meters wide and the metal loses a lot of energy as heat. Fortunately, a team...
07:45 am EDT - Fri, September 9, 2011
Engadget Windows 8 boot time to be drastically reduced, shown off in video
Watch the above video closely, because you might just miss the moment: according to the latest post on MSDN's Building Windows 8 blog, Microsoft's next-gen desktop OS will see a hugely improved boot t...
07:45 am EDT - Fri, September 9, 2011
Engadget Windows 8 to feature drastically reduced boot time, shown off in video
Watch the above video closely, because you might just miss the moment: according to the latest post on MSDN's Building Windows 8 blog, Microsoft's next-gen desktop OS will see a hugely improved boot t...
07:31 am EDT - Fri, September 9, 2011
Engadget US Senate passes patent system reform bill, Obama expected to sign into law
Think it's time to change our patent system? So does Congress. Yesterday, the Senate approved the America Invents Act by an 89-8 vote that could bring about the most drastic changes to the US Patent a...
07:01 am EDT - Fri, September 9, 2011
Engadget Movea MoveTV platform delivers motion control options to TV and set-top makers
In case you've been living under a rock: motion controls are all the rage these days. And it's not just console makers who want in on the action. ASUS, Philips and Hillcrest Labs have all launched the...
06:05 am EDT - Fri, September 9, 2011
Engadget Google details its carbon footprint in new report, makes you think twice about Rickrolling someone
The folks in Mountain View have always been obsessed with performance, but until now, Google had never come clean with the nitty-gritty surrounding power usage. A new report published by the company t...
05:14 am EDT - Fri, September 9, 2011
Engadget Auckland amps up free WiFi for Rugby World Cup
Just in time for play-by-play tweets about the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, Auckand has instituted a fully-integrated WiFi network across its Link public transit system. According to officials, bus...
04:37 am EDT - Fri, September 9, 2011
Engadget Sprint's BlackBerry Curve 9350 will be delayed until October
Well, it looks as if Sprint's going to miss tomorrow's launch date for the BlackBerry Curve 9350. A representative of the Now Network confirmed the news to us today, stating that the phone will not ar...
03:58 am EDT - Fri, September 9, 2011
Engadget LG Univa pictured in the wild, may be the Optimus One's young Padawan
You, kid, have got what it takes. The LG E510 -- also known as the Univa -- may be the apprentice of the massively-popular Optimus One, learning the tricks of the trade and mastering the art of winnin...
03:32 am EDT - Fri, September 9, 2011
Engadget AppSpeed Monster Truck is controlled by your iPad, iPad, iPad (video)
What Dexim's tiny AppSpeed Monster Truck lacks in actual car crushing prowess, it makes up in Apple device compatibility -- and that's gotta account for something, right? The little RC car can be cont...
03:04 am EDT - Fri, September 9, 2011
Engadget Google acquires Zagat: good news for foodies, bad news for Yelp?
Long before Yelp, there was Zagat -- a point-based restaurant rating guide, compiled from the best (or worst, depending) crowdsourced reviews. Today, Google has acquired the brand and plans to integra...
02:37 am EDT - Fri, September 9, 2011
Engadget Opel shows off all-electric One Euro Car concept
It's saving most of the details for the Frankfurt Motor Show next week, but GM subsidiary Opel has now offered up the first glimpse of its all-electric One Euro Car, which seems bound to turn a few he...
02:13 am EDT - Fri, September 9, 2011
Engadget Motorola throws Italia a smartphone curveball with splash-resistant Wilder (video)
Ciao bambini! Motorola just lifted the veil on its latest ruggedized phone, the Wilder, which is destined for Italian shores later this month in all its underpowered glory. The GSM dual-band phone pac...
01:51 am EDT - Fri, September 9, 2011
Engadget Google Maps update adds top-rated reviews, photos to Places
Updates can be somewhat of an addiction to the Android faithful -- just peep those XDA forums. And even though this particular Google upgrade isn't exactly the Ice Cream Sandwich of our Autumn dreams,...
01:27 am EDT - Fri, September 9, 2011
Engadget Sony brings new media streaming box and updated Google TV hardware to CEDIA
Yesterday was the big day for Sony's 4K projector (still no exact price, but reps mentioned it would be sub $25k -- we know you can afford that) and the US debut of its funky 3D helmet, but now that t...
01:06 am EDT - Fri, September 9, 2011
Engadget Samsung High Fidelity Position app gives Mango GPS a Russian boost
Using your phone's GPS to guide you down city streets can sometimes be a harrowing experience, especially in signal blackspots (or when there's a mild breeze). Fortunately, there's a fancy new solutio...
12:44 am EDT - Fri, September 9, 2011
Engadget Robopocalypse coming soon to a theater near you, Spielberg to smother it in PG
The Robopocalypse is coming -- just not in the way you'd feared. DreamWorks and Twentieth Century Fox have joined movie-making forces to reanimate Daniel H. Wilson's fictional (for now) literary accou...
12:21 am EDT - Fri, September 9, 2011
Engadget Vestel, Extent bring Android games to TVs, with 'all-you-can-eat' subscription service
Just last week Vestel was busy showing of its BitTorrent Certified Television, and now the company's teaming up with Extent to deliver Android games to your boob tube -- and it's doing so by playing o...
12:03 am EDT - Fri, September 9, 2011
Engadget Windows 8 will deliver Hyper-V virtualization tech to all, power users rejoice
Hear this nerds? Windows 8 will ship with Hyper-V virtualization software integrated into the OS. Until now Hyper-V was limited to Microsoft's server products, but now consumers (whether they care or ...
11:47 pm EDT - Thu, September 8, 2011
Engadget Cricket intros the Samsung Vitality, the first Android to offer Muve Music
If executed properly, Muve Music could be a pretty nifty idea. But up until now, the all-you-can download music service from Cricket Wireless has been offered on the Samsung Suede featurephone... and ...
11:25 pm EDT - Thu, September 8, 2011
Engadget Tursion TS-102 is an Android computer disguised as a pico projector
This pico projector is more than meets the eye. Underneath that bland, plastic exterior the Tursion TS-102 is actually a dual-core Android computer. That pair of 624MHz cores is pushing the surprising...
11:11 pm EDT - Thu, September 8, 2011
Engadget G-Technology demos dual-drive 8TB G-RAID HDD, with a dash of Thunderbolt
Not to be outdone by Seagate's 4TB GoFlex Desk, Hitachi's G-Technology unit has now unleashed a jumbo-sized external HDD of its own, with the 8TB, dual-drive G-RAID. Demoed at this week's IBC conferen...
10:50 pm EDT - Thu, September 8, 2011
Engadget JVC shows off projectors with 4K precision, but not quite 4K pixels
JVC first brought 4K home with its $175k DLA-RS4000 and now it's back with four new models with greater than HD resolution at much easier to swallow prices. You'll note the term used is "with 4K prec...
10:20 pm EDT - Thu, September 8, 2011
Engadget Google Music Beta crosses the aisle, launches for iOS via web app (hands-on)
We know, we know -- you're anxiously awaiting the public launch of iTunes Match, but what if you're one of those people? You know, the crowd that dips their toes into both Google and Apple offerings. ...
10:14 pm EDT - Thu, September 8, 2011
Engadget Fujitsu's waterproof Arrows Tab LTE F-01D to launch on DoCoMo next month
First rule of expensive electronics 101 is don't get'em wet. For the Japanese, however, a waterproof gadget option's a welcome value-add to time spent soaking in that ofuro. We first got a sneak peek ...
09:50 pm EDT - Thu, September 8, 2011
Engadget AOptix e-Gate could improve global airport security, replace ID checks with iris scans
You're certainly not alone if you think that the current airport security process is far from ideal. AOptix hopes to streamline and speed up security procedures by replacing manual boarding pass and I...
09:35 pm EDT - Thu, September 8, 2011
Engadget Nike unveils the 2011 MAG shoe, to auction off 1500 pairs of the coolest kicks in Hill Valley for charity
You remember the first time you saw Back to the Future II, don't you? We all dreamed of a world filled with hoverboards and self-lacing shoes, and now Nike's made the latter a reality... sort of. Mart...
09:13 pm EDT - Thu, September 8, 2011
Engadget Synrgic preps its T100 handset for the beast phone race
Synrgic may not be a brand name that resonates with mobile-obsessed statesiders, but that's no reason to shrug off the nascent electronics maker's efforts. Known primarily for its tablet PCs in China,...
08:43 pm EDT - Thu, September 8, 2011
Engadget Epson launches five 3D, 1080p home theater projectors for serious cinephiles
New projectors quietly slip on to shelves almost every day, but Epson's new PowerLite Pro Cinema 6010, and updated Home Cinema series certainly caught our attention. They combine 1080p images with act...
08:22 pm EDT - Thu, September 8, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Podcast, live at 5:00PM ET!
Tim is back in NYC, Brian is back in the US and gdgt's Peter Rojas is back on the podcast. So, so many reasons to celebrate another Thursday evening edition of The Engadget podcast, tonight at 5PM ET!...
07:51 pm EDT - Thu, September 8, 2011
Engadget Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition adds even more flair to an already audacious case
OK, so the Level 10 GT was a significantly more practical than its BMW designed fore-bearer, but it lacked a bit pizzazz that the OG version brought to the desk. The Snow Edition restores some of its ...
07:29 pm EDT - Thu, September 8, 2011
Engadget Electrified bacteria army kills uranium, gives Captain Planet a run for his money
A certain type of "hairy" bacteria may just be the answer to cleaning up radioactive spills. Scientists at the University of Southern California found that under certain circumstances, Geobacter sulfu...
07:06 pm EDT - Thu, September 8, 2011
Engadget LaunchPort wirelessly charges iPad 2, infects users with glee (video)
Shiny, happy people staring at iPad 2s? Why, it must be the power of inductive charging, or just hyper-enthusiastic marketing. Revealed at CEDIA 2011, Dana Innovations' recently announced LaunchPort s...
06:48 pm EDT - Thu, September 8, 2011
Engadget Western Digital, Seagate and Hitachi square off in 3TB hard drive roundup
We've seen 3TB hard drives trickling onto the market for the better part of a year, but it's only now that we're seeing more UEFI-equipped motherboards that can actually handle all that storage capaci...
06:24 pm EDT - Thu, September 8, 2011
Engadget Viewsonic abandons plans for Boxee-powered TV
You may have suspected that something was up after Viewsonic failed to meet its promised "early Q2" ship date for the Boxee-powered TV it showed off at CES, and you would have suspected correctly. Gig...
06:03 pm EDT - Thu, September 8, 2011
Engadget Smart Bar from eAccess combines Gingerbread with traditional numpad for old-school enthusiasts
Well, you don't see this too often. A new phone dubbed the Smart Bar is set for sale in Japan on September 22nd that combines the retro styling of a candybar with a modern 3-inch touchscreen. We're un...
05:44 pm EDT - Thu, September 8, 2011
Engadget Viewsonic's $200 ViewPad 7e Android tablet now available for pre-order
Viewsonic has been at the low-cost Android tablet for some time now, and it showed no signs of letting up on that effort at IFA last week, where it debuted its new ViewPad 7e. If that managed to pique...
05:21 pm EDT - Thu, September 8, 2011
Engadget ASUS Eee Slate B121 slabs it up for the enterprise market
Temper that excitement. This isn't the rumored quad-core, Kal-El running Transformer 2. Still, ASUS is doing its best to port the tab buzz to the enterprise set with its quietly introduced Eee Slate B...
05:05 pm EDT - Thu, September 8, 2011
Engadget Scientists develop blood swimming 'microspiders' to heal injuries, deliver drugs
Scientists at Penn State would like to release tiny spiders into your blood -- no, it's not the premise for a new horror movie, but rather, it's a medical breakthrough. The spider-like machines are le...
04:33 pm EDT - Thu, September 8, 2011
Engadget Audio-Haptic Navigation Environment makes music the hands-free way (video)
You've heard of pianists, flutists and organists, but have you heard of Thereminists? The title, originally applied to players of another hands-free instrument from the 1920s, has been repurposed for ...
04:00 pm EDT - Thu, September 8, 2011
Engadget Engadget's massive back to school 2011 sweepstakes ends tomorrow... find out how to win!
We really, really love gadgets, but nothing brings us greater joy than to see our readers unbox a new toy, especially when it can help improve your experience at school. So this year we're giving away...
03:05 pm EDT - Thu, September 8, 2011
Engadget ESPN's new Monday Night Football deal includes 3D broadcasts, WatchESPN app
Just hours before the 2011 NFL season kicks off, the ESPN and the NFL announced a new eight year extension for Monday Night Football that runs from 2014 to 2021 and most notably to us, includes a prov...
02:30 pm EDT - Thu, September 8, 2011
Engadget Droid Bionic review
It's been said that absence makes a heart grow fonder, so it was with very willing and eager hands this week that we received the Droid Bionic, Motorola's latest high-octane, robot-themed assault in V...
02:05 pm EDT - Thu, September 8, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson's Xperia Play 4G hitting AT&T on September 18th for $50 on contract
We knew good and well it was coming, and come it has. Sony Ericsson's Xperia Play has made the natural GSM shift in the States in order to grace Ma Bell's airwaves, and despite the "4G" naming convent...
01:27 pm EDT - Thu, September 8, 2011
Engadget Microsoft adds Acer, ViewSonic to patent licensing list
You can go ahead and add Acer and ViewSonic to Microsoft's long list of patent licensees. This morning, Redmond announced a pair of new licensing agreements with the two companies, just a few months a...
01:00 pm EDT - Thu, September 8, 2011
Engadget ContourRoam waterproof camera takes hands-free filmmaking underwater
Contour has already produced a handful of imagers for football players and cyclists, but the company has now come out with a solution for underwater explorers, as well, with its first waterproof camer...
01:00 pm EDT - Thu, September 8, 2011
Engadget NuForce's Icon iDo amp improves iPod sound, costs more than a Classic
Ever feel the temptation to run your iDevice straight into a set of 250-ohm Beyerdynamic or Sennheiser cans? You could, but the resulting sound would hardly rock you. Thankfully, NuForce's colorful Ic...
12:42 pm EDT - Thu, September 8, 2011
Engadget Chumby NeTV turns any HDTV into a Chumby that's hard to hug (video)
Existing HDTV owners cursing because they don't have a Smart TV will soon catch a break from Chumby. It's developing the NeTV, turning any TV (geddit?) into a giant, unhuggable Chumby that connects in...
12:22 pm EDT - Thu, September 8, 2011
Engadget Single-chip DIMM stacks integrated circuits like shingles for greater DRAM efficiency
Cellphone screens may be getting bigger, but the push to shrink all other computing components continues unabated. Invensas is well aware of this, and has come up with new, multi-die memory that promi...
12:01 pm EDT - Thu, September 8, 2011
Engadget Adobe rolls out cloud-based Carousel photo service for Apple devices
Looking for another way to store your photos that doesn't involve a shoebox in your closet or a hard drive on your desk? Then you now also have Adobe's new cloud-based Carousel service to consider, wh...
11:29 am EDT - Thu, September 8, 2011
Engadget Citrix's GoToMeeting app now freely available for Android, comes pre-loaded on Droid Bionic
Motorola and Citrix have already teamed up to pre-load the latter company's GoToMeeting and Citrix Receiver apps on the Droid 3, and they're now back doing the same with the long-awaited Droid Bionic....
10:40 am EDT - Thu, September 8, 2011
Engadget Kokuyo's CamiApp brings paper back to note-taking (video)
Between Samsung's Galaxy Note and the Boogie Board Rip, a mini-trend emerged at IFA last week with companies attempting to bridge the gap between paper notebooks and digital devices. Japanese office s...
09:57 am EDT - Thu, September 8, 2011
Engadget Belkin announces a trio of new products to help your HDTV get its stream on
Belkin today unveiled a handful of new products aimed at making your TV a bit more streamy. The ScreenCast AV 4 lets you stream content from devices like Blu-ray players to an HDTV without the need fo...
08:53 am EDT - Thu, September 8, 2011
Engadget Michael S. Hart, e-book inventor and Project Gutenberg founder, dies at 64
There's some sad news coming out of Illinois today, where Michael S. Hart, the e-book inventor who founded Project Gutenberg, has died at the age of 64. Hart's literary journey began in 1971, when he ...
07:53 am EDT - Thu, September 8, 2011
Engadget Apple sues Samsung in Japan over alleged iPhone, iPad patent violations
It looks like Apple's patent spat with Samsung has now reached the land of the rising sun. Reuters is reporting that Cupertino is taking the Korean manufacturer to court in Japan, over alleged patent ...
07:02 am EDT - Thu, September 8, 2011
Engadget Marvell debuts first single-chip LTE world modem for smartphones, tablets and more
There are LTE modems and there are LTE modems. Marvell's latest is of the latter sort -- the kind you don't see (or lose in your bag) but are glad to have inside your device. It's also a first, packin...
06:10 am EDT - Thu, September 8, 2011
Engadget Kodak dons cape for a Google Cloud Print-compatible Hero all-in-one printers
Looks like HP will be getting some company in Google's print cloud. Kodak today announced a new line of Cloud Print-friendly all-in-one devices, which let users print documents without all of those pe...
05:35 am EDT - Thu, September 8, 2011
Engadget Motorola Droid Bionic finally available on Verizon, angels sing in chorus
Nine months and three days. That's the length of time between Verizon's official unveiling of the Motorola Droid Bionic and its actual release. The poor device suffered through countless delays and a ...
04:53 am EDT - Thu, September 8, 2011
Engadget Nike teases Back to the Future shoes, creepily leaks the contents of Marty McFly's closet (video)
What's this? Nike is rounding up shoe-nerds (and Back to the Future fans) to tease them with futuristic metal shield glasses, 1980s candy, and a personal messages from Doc Brown? Could this shoe-fille...
04:01 am EDT - Thu, September 8, 2011
Engadget HP refreshes the Pavilion dm1 with a new design, optional Intel ULV Core i3 CPU (video)
Eight months is dog years in the world of consumer electronics and yet, we still have a soft spotfor the HP Pavilion dm1, a dirt-cheap 11.6-inch ultraportable that ushered in AMD's long-awaited Fusion...
03:32 am EDT - Thu, September 8, 2011
Engadget LG Optimus Note slider emerges from South Korea as dual-core Tegra 2 contender
Samsung certainly had its moment in the sun last week, but it appears that another alluring smartphone will soon emerge from South Korea -- this time as the Optimus Note from LG -- which presents itse...
02:44 am EDT - Thu, September 8, 2011
Engadget New Mexico's science ghost town: bands won't play no more, too much fighting on the dance floor
Pegasus Global Holdings (us neither) wants to build "The Center" -- an ominously named ghost town on the New Mexico plains. The 20 square mile development will be theoretically capable of housing 35,0...
01:59 am EDT - Thu, September 8, 2011
Engadget AMD A4-3300 and A4-3400 APUs ready to ship, take on Intel for your budget PC dollar
That's right folks, AMD's A4 APUs are here and ready to take on Intel in a battle for the bottom end of the mainstream desktop market. These dual-core desktop parts pack integrated graphics courtesy o...
01:13 am EDT - Thu, September 8, 2011
Engadget Arduino hack imitates Pixar's living lamp, disses IKEA in the process (video)
Oh, look -- it's Pixar's iconic lamp brought to real-world Frankenlife. Okay, not really, but the automated, voice-enabled mod is as close to the movie studio's icon as a hacking kit and five euros in...
12:46 am EDT - Thu, September 8, 2011
Engadget Sony launches party pack of noise-cancelling headphones, your personal discotheque awaits
To the joy and delight of babysitters everywhere, Sony announced a boatload of new noise-cancelling headphones and earbuds to keep you sane in loud situations. Leading the pack are the the $200, on-ea...
12:04 am EDT - Thu, September 8, 2011
Engadget Fisker's shooting brake Surf EV to make waves at Frankfurt
Frankfurt's ready to hang ten as teaser images of Fisker Automotive's new "shooting brake" electric whip dropped in just in time for the city's automotive show on September 13th. Affectionately nickna...
11:35 pm EDT - Wed, September 7, 2011
Engadget LG's 55-inch LW9800 3D HDTV earns THX certification, our home theater respect
Let's face it. We live in a world chock full of entertainment options. With more means of accessing the visual goods, comes less reason to leave the house. Well, LG's aiming to make the cinema experie...
11:16 pm EDT - Wed, September 7, 2011
Engadget Delta intros WiFi-enabled regional jets, Christina Ricci absent from flight launch
You've probably flown the friendly skies surfing along intermittent WiFi, but a hopper flight with the same amenities? Not until now. Delta's continuing its commitment to in-flight WiFi by rolling the...
10:47 pm EDT - Wed, September 7, 2011
Engadget Sony announces a 4K projector for the home at CEDIA, prices HMZ-T1 3D viewer
There's a new king atop Sony's line of ES projectors: the VPL-VW1000ES. Presented at CEDIA this afternoon, it bypasses all the beamers Sony's delivered for home use so far -- including the recent VPL-...
10:47 pm EDT - Wed, September 7, 2011
Engadget Sony announces a 4K projector for the home, prices HMZ-T1 3D head mounted display in the US
There's a new king atop Sony's line of ES projectors: the VPL-VW1000ES. Presented at CEDIA this afternoon, it bypasses all the beamers Sony's delivered for home use so far -- including the recent VPL-...
10:34 pm EDT - Wed, September 7, 2011
Engadget Blu e-cigarettes alert you when another smoker's nearby, hope to add social networking
We've seen them before, blu Cig's electric cigarettes designed to offer users a "healthier" way to get their daily dose of nicotine without resorting to the classic cancer stick. These smokes can now ...
10:34 pm EDT - Wed, September 7, 2011
Engadget Blu e-Cigs finally launches new 'Smart Pack' for social smoking, tweakable nicotine intake
blu Cig's electric cigarettes are already designed to offer users a "healthier" way to get their daily dose of nicotine without resorting to the classic cancer stick. Now, they've launched the long-aw...
09:51 pm EDT - Wed, September 7, 2011
Engadget HTC sues Apple with help from formerly Google-owned patents
There's a fresh new twist in the never ending Apple / HTC patent battle. The Taiwanese handset manufacturer is hitting back against Cupertino using newly obtained firepower: nine patents picked up fro...
09:02 pm EDT - Wed, September 7, 2011
Engadget Magma ExpressBox 3T gives you 3 external PCIe slots over Thunderbolt
Laptops aren't exactly renowned for their expandability, especially those beautiful slivers of aluminum from Apple. (Simply upgrading the RAM on your Air requires you break out the soldering iron.) Ma...
08:26 pm EDT - Wed, September 7, 2011
Engadget Eric Schmidt: Ice Cream Sandwich coming in October or November
Got your sights set on the next version of Android, codenamed Ice Cream Sandwich? We knew it was coming near the end of the year, but we now at least have a slightly more specific time frame straight ...
08:00 pm EDT - Wed, September 7, 2011
Engadget Atari Arcade is the $60 answer to iCade (review)
Yearning to relive the classics (Lunar Lander, anyone?) on your iPad, replete with that authentic arcade feel? It wasn't long ago that we reviewed ThinkGeek and Ion's formidable iCade, but at $100, it...
07:23 pm EDT - Wed, September 7, 2011
Engadget Steam Trading steams out of beta in a cloud of, er, water vapor
Steam Trading's emerged from the hot wet clouds of beta after more than a million in-game items were swapped in the first month of testing. Purchased in-game objects can now be bartered between all pl...
07:01 pm EDT - Wed, September 7, 2011
Engadget Opera promises cross-platform apps for Smart TVs, gives us little to complain about
Opera has some guts going up against the likes of Samsung in the emerging realm of Smart TV apps. Then again, its new storefront brings something different to the table: namely a dashboard that strict...
06:36 pm EDT - Wed, September 7, 2011
Engadget AMD ships 16-core Bulldozer chips for servers, makes consumers wait their turn
AMD's Interlagos, its server-styled Bulldozer chip -- Mr. Opteron 6200 to you and me -- is being pushed out to retailers and OEMs ready for an October launch. AMD is calling it the first 16-core x86 p...
06:00 pm EDT - Wed, September 7, 2011
Engadget Verizon FiOS HD DVR review (1.9)
It seems most have never learned to truly appreciate a DVR, instead thinking of it merely as a tape-less VCR. If you're like us, you love your DVR, but wait with bated breath for the next -- that migh...
05:44 pm EDT - Wed, September 7, 2011
Engadget Orange Deezer strike mobile music streaming deal
When it comes to music subscription services, Spotify isn't the only game in town -- but you knew that already. Here in the States we've got Rhapsody and Rdio to name but a couple, and in Europe, Deez...
05:24 pm EDT - Wed, September 7, 2011
Engadget Iridium AxcessPoint turns your satellite phone into a mobile hotspot
Hello there traveler. Have you discovered that you sorely miss being connected to the internet while wandering the desert or adrift at sea? Sure, you could buy a satellite modem, but after dropping a ...
05:02 pm EDT - Wed, September 7, 2011
Engadget Sony's F65 CineAlta 4K camera now available for a paltry $65,000
Sony's F65 CineAlta camera now has a price tag to match its name -- and its girth. The imager, which was first unveiled at this year's NAB Show, has now been officially released ahead of this week's I...
04:41 pm EDT - Wed, September 7, 2011
Engadget iCloud Communications drops lawsuit against Apple, decides to change name instead
iCloud Communications seemed mighty confident back in June, when it filed a lawsuit against Apple over the name of Cupertino's online storage service. But the Arizona-based company has now dropped the...
04:22 pm EDT - Wed, September 7, 2011
Engadget Velocity Micro Cruz T410 Gingerbread tablet will run you a penny under $300
Looks like the T408 has company. Velocity Micro today announced the Cruz T410, the bigger brother to the recently unveiled eight-inch T408. The 10-inch tablet rocks similar specs as its smaller siblin...
03:59 pm EDT - Wed, September 7, 2011
Engadget IBM and 3M join forces to fab 3D microchips, create mini-silicon skyscraper valley
3D hype is fast wearing out its welcome, but there's at least one area of industry where the buzzed about term could usher in true innovation. Announced today as a joint research project, IBM and 3M w...
03:37 pm EDT - Wed, September 7, 2011
Engadget Did Netflix just start limiting users to one movie stream at a time? No
Over the last couple of days, some Netflix users have reported getting error messages whenever they tried to view Watch Instantly video streams on two different devices at the same time. While some re...
03:00 pm EDT - Wed, September 7, 2011
Engadget MSI's GT683DXR and GT780DXR shred pixels with NVIDIA's GTX 570M (hands-on)
We might still be smitten with a certain svelte ebony beaut, but we're aware some of you require absolute maximum performance from your "portable" gaming rig. Here to heed your call for blistering fra...
02:45 pm EDT - Wed, September 7, 2011
Engadget AT&T introduces Huawei Impulse 4G, available September 18th for $30
If the Impulse name sounds familiar but you just can't put your finger on it, allow us to break out the iron and get the confusion straightened out. Two weeks ago we reported that a rumored device cal...
02:21 pm EDT - Wed, September 7, 2011
Engadget Google Takeout comes to Voice, get your SMS and voicemail to go (video)
Those militant leftists at the Data Liberation Front are at it again, bringing their tool for fomenting revolution, Google Takeout, to Google Voice. With the information emancipating service, users wi...
01:59 pm EDT - Wed, September 7, 2011
Engadget Velocity Micro Cruz T408 8-inch tablet gets its FCC credentials, goes on sale at $240
The T408 has been loitering around pre-order pages for a while now, but without a nod from the FCC it was going nowhere. Fortunately, it's just been given a clean bill of 802.11 b/g/n health and can b...
01:37 pm EDT - Wed, September 7, 2011
Engadget Sonnet announces RackMac mini Xserver, makes Apple desktop IT life seem more legit
We're sure a few of you have made that recently revamped Mac mini your office server, but now you can give it the look of a grown-up server room. Thanks to Sonnet, you'll soon be able to rack mount yo...
01:34 pm EDT - Wed, September 7, 2011
Engadget LG, Sharp and Philips to build developer's kit, create Smart TV app standard
A triumvirate of television titans -- LG, Sharp and Philips -- are joining forces to create a development kit, defining a common standard for their Smart TV apps. The power play addresses the problem ...
01:08 pm EDT - Wed, September 7, 2011
Engadget Sonnet announces RackMac mini Xserver, makes Apple desktop IT life seem more legit
We're sure a few of you have made that recently revamped Mac mini your office server, but now you can give it the look of a grown-up server room. Thanks to Sonnet, you'll soon be able to rack mount yo...
12:30 pm EDT - Wed, September 7, 2011
Engadget Droid Bionic arrives at Verizon tomorrow, we go hands-on today (video)
It's been a very, very long time since Verizon and Motorola together announced the Droid Bionic -- the better part of a year, in fact. Since then the phone's gone into hiding, perhaps hitting the gym ...
12:09 pm EDT - Wed, September 7, 2011
Engadget HP announces an avalanche of all-in-ones, slims down its TouchSmarts (video)
At some point earlier this year, all-in-one desktops became a thing. Companies like Toshiba and Lenovo that had never before taken an interest in the space suddenly started selling 'em, beefing up a m...
11:47 am EDT - Wed, September 7, 2011
Engadget Shareholder calls for RIM to sell itself or its patents, in critical open letter
Things just keep getting bleaker for RIM. With its revenues stagnating and smartphone market share dwindling, the BlackBerry maker is now facing new financial pressure from Jaguar Financial Group -- a...
10:58 am EDT - Wed, September 7, 2011
Engadget MSI X370 with AMD E-450 upgrade arrives stateside
Strip out the old E-350 Zacate APU from MSI's thin-and-light X370, replace it with a brand new 1.65GHz E-450 Llano engine with around 20 percent higher CPU and graphics benchmarks, and what do you get...
10:01 am EDT - Wed, September 7, 2011
Engadget Flybus consortium puts the brakes on energy waste, throws it back to the asphalt
For anyone who's logged time city bus surfing, you know there's a heckuva lot of power in those screechy stops and starts. So, it stands to reason there'd be a way to harness that kinetic energy and s...
08:45 am EDT - Wed, September 7, 2011
Engadget Google's South Korean offices raided over alleged antitrust violations
Google's South Korea offices have been raided by federal authorities once again -- this time, over alleged antitrust violations. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Korean Fair Trade Commission ...
07:49 am EDT - Wed, September 7, 2011
Engadget NVIDIA CEO sees major growth in mobile processing, quad-core tablets coming this year
During a sitdown with reporters yesterday, NVIDIA Chief Executive Jen-Hsun Huang discussed his company's near- and long-term financial outlook, while providing some insight into the chipmaker's quad-c...
06:42 am EDT - Wed, September 7, 2011
Engadget Is this Nintendo's 3DS joystick add-on?
Reports from the Japanese end of the internet are claiming that Famitsu magazine has the scoop on that Nintendo 3DS analog add-on we heard about last month. A page from the magazine (above) shows a ra...
06:07 am EDT - Wed, September 7, 2011
Engadget MSI's reverse fan tech keeps dust out, graphic cards chilled
We've all been there, trying in vain to remove dust caked onto the fans of componentry inside our rigs. It's mostly a fruitless endeavor, but here to save us from the horde of dust bunnies invading ou...
05:21 am EDT - Wed, September 7, 2011
Engadget Silverback's Starke city bikes charge your gadgets, firm your thighs
Cyclists have a lot to be proud of -- what with their terrific gams, above average lung capacity and eco-friendly locomotive choice. But tech isn't exactly an area that falls under their outdoors-y pr...
04:01 am EDT - Wed, September 7, 2011
Engadget TiVo Premiere Elite will bring quad tuners, 2TB storage to retail this year
When TiVo announced its first quad tuner DVR, the Premiere Q, fans were devastated to learn it would only be available via cable operators, and that it featured a smallish 500GB hard drive. Fortunatel...
04:01 am EDT - Wed, September 7, 2011
Engadget Seagate plays the 4TB card with its GoFlex Desk external HDD, shipping now for $250
That tangled mess of a backup solution feeling a little cramped? Yeah, join the crowd. Seagate's looking to give you a dash of capaciousness -- a dash that you could desperately used -- with its newes...
03:04 am EDT - Wed, September 7, 2011
Engadget Samsung Stratosphere makes its obligatory FCC visit, confirms membership in Verizon's LTE club
We know, the image above is hardly as detailed as the ones we glanced at this morning, but it has its measure of significance nonetheless. It's a rough diagram of the Samsung SCH-i405 -- a phone known...
02:18 am EDT - Wed, September 7, 2011
Engadget AT&T may get a discount if T-Mobile bid concessions prove too expensive
When the DOJ blocked AT&T's deal to snatch up T-Mobile, did you think Ma Bell would end up shelling out some ridiculous sum to lock things up? Well, the opposite may be the case -- according to Bl...
02:02 am EDT - Wed, September 7, 2011
Engadget Angry Birds speakers are too adorable to slingshot
Okay, we admit it, we want one of these Angry Birds speaker docks from Gear4 seen on the floor of IFA here in Berlin. They're available in both iPod dock varieties (pigs) and as plug-and-play speakers...
01:38 am EDT - Wed, September 7, 2011
Engadget Researchers demo full-duplex wireless: double the throughput with no new towers
Back in February researchers at Stanford first taunted us with the possibility of simultaneous, two-way data transmission on the same frequency. Now some folks at Rice University are edging full-duple...
12:29 am EDT - Wed, September 7, 2011
Engadget How to turn a spare LCD panel into a working monitor for $33
We know how it is. You have a laptop or monitor that's finally bought it, so you decide to salvage it for parts that you'll use someday. Well, here's one decidedly inexpensive option for any spare LCD...
11:33 pm EDT - Tue, September 6, 2011
Engadget Scientists develop the world's smallest single-molecule electric motor
Bigger is certainly not better when it comes to the world's first single-molecule electric engine, which measures in at one nanometer wide -- for perspective, that lash hanging from your left eye is a...
11:08 pm EDT - Tue, September 6, 2011
Engadget THX Media Director coming to Star Wars Blu-ray discs
While you were tastefully voicing your concerns over the latest changes to the original trilogy, THX exec Rick Dean let slip that the upcoming Star Wars Blu-ray release will feature the company's new ...
10:38 pm EDT - Tue, September 6, 2011
Engadget NEC's MultiSync P241W Monitor packs more 'e' than your LCD
We know, it's kind of tough to get excited about yet another 24-inch IPS panel. But, what if we told you that NEC's MultiSync P241W was packing something special... namely, the letter 'e.' No wait, do...
09:59 pm EDT - Tue, September 6, 2011
Engadget File Expert Android app taps NFC to hasten your Bluetooth data transfers
What may seem like technology thought up for insert-some-Bond-flick-here, the File Expert Android app has added NFC functionality to its latest build -- making single-tap transfers a new reality. Like...
09:37 pm EDT - Tue, September 6, 2011
Engadget Vizio rolls out Tablet software update, promises performance boosts aplenty
No, it's still not Honeycomb, but Vizio has just rolled out an update for its 8-inch Tablet that promises quite a few improvements, including better graphics performance, faster UI navigation, and bet...
09:17 pm EDT - Tue, September 6, 2011
Engadget AT&T fires back against Sprint over T-Mobile acquisition suit
Well, that didn't take long. Sprint today revealed that it has filed a suit against AT&T's proposed T-Mobile purchase -- and now AT&T is hitting back with some less than flattering words. An A...
08:52 pm EDT - Tue, September 6, 2011
Engadget HP TouchPad gets multitouch drivers for Android courtesy of Team-Touchdroid
TouchPad mania has been in full effect since the slate went on blue-light special a few weeks ago. Yet, with the future of webOS in flux, crowds have clamored to get Google's green bots on the woebego...
08:34 pm EDT - Tue, September 6, 2011
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 264 - 09.06.2011
This week's Labor Day podcast is here, squeezed between IFA last week and CEDIA this week. Of course, all those balls in the air gave us plenty to talk about, not the least of which included definitiv...
08:01 pm EDT - Tue, September 6, 2011
Engadget Nuance Dragon Dictate 2.5 for Mac review
Voice recognition. Or, more specifically, speech recognition. It's one of those technological wonders that we all seem to take for granted, while simultaneously throwing laughter its way for not being...
07:42 pm EDT - Tue, September 6, 2011
Engadget Maylong M-260 tablet gets torn asunder by FCC, budget internals exposed
Well, well, well, what have we here? Looks like a successor to Maylong's M-250 budget Android tablet, just made it through the FCC. We can't tell much from the filing, outside of the fact that the M-2...
07:19 pm EDT - Tue, September 6, 2011
Engadget Maingear intros redesigned Vybe gaming desktops, stuffs 'em with updated internals
If you've been hunting for a new Windows 7 gaming rig, we've got good news: Maingear's just stepped up its line of Vybe desktops and it sure looks appetizing. Like before, there's a trio of pre-fabric...
06:44 pm EDT - Tue, September 6, 2011
Engadget Hitachi Deskstar and CinemaStar drives dish up 1TB on a single platter
No self-respecting drive head wants to travel further than is strictly necessary to fetch that bloody MP3 you just clicked. That's why Hitachi's effort to cram 1TB onto a single platter with a cosy 56...
06:21 pm EDT - Tue, September 6, 2011
Engadget Intel adds 16 CPUs to Sandy Bridge stable, slashes prices on some older silicon
It's been a few months since AMD threw down the gauntlet on Intel with its lower-priced Llano lineup, and now Chipzilla's responded with some new bargain basement Sandy Bridge silicon. The refresh inc...
06:03 pm EDT - Tue, September 6, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry Torch 9850 officially coming to Verizon September 8th for $200
After over a month of speculation and rumors, Verizon is ready to get the BlackBerry Torch 9850 into the hands of eager customers. At a cost $50 higher than its arch CDMA nemesis (not to mention a cou...
05:42 pm EDT - Tue, September 6, 2011
Engadget Native Instruments Maschine Mikro just wants to make the world dance, forget about the price tag
Besides looking like the illuminated dance floor in our favorite club, the Maschine from Native Instruments also inspires envy among the MIDI brigade for its wealth of features and reasonable $600 pri...
05:22 pm EDT - Tue, September 6, 2011
Engadget Sony adds lenticular sheet to laptop for webcam-enhanced glasses-free 3D
It looks like those not fond of 3D glasses will soon have another means to add an extra dimension to their laptop. Sony's now showing off a simple lenticular sheet that can be placed on top of a stand...
05:05 pm EDT - Tue, September 6, 2011
Engadget Sprint files suit to stop AT&T T-Mobile merger
Looks like the US government isn't the only party looking to stand in the way of AT&T's proposed acquisition of T-Mobile. Sprint today announced that it has filed suit in federal court in the Dist...
04:39 pm EDT - Tue, September 6, 2011
Engadget RIM officially trots out BlackBerry App World 3.0 to 7 OS devices
Better late than never, ey? RIM finally got with the program and rolled out their official version 3.0 upgrade to BlackBerry App World. The updated application portal had already been available to Bet...
04:39 pm EDT - Tue, September 6, 2011
Engadget RIM officially trots out BlackBerry App World 3.0
Better late than never, ey? RIM finally got with the program and rolled out their official version 3.0 upgrade to BlackBerry App World. The updated application portal had already been available to Bet...
04:00 pm EDT - Tue, September 6, 2011
Engadget Growing Up Geek: Joseph Volpe
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 Associate Editor, Joseph V...
03:41 pm EDT - Tue, September 6, 2011
Engadget ASRock Vision 3D 2nd Gen HTPC leaks with Sandy Bridge on board
The tiny box that AnandTech called, "the best SFF HTPC [they had] ever reviewed, hands down," is finally joining the Sandy Bridge brigade. A tipster was doing a little Google-fu when he came across a ...
03:40 pm EDT - Tue, September 6, 2011
Engadget Acer's Liquid Mini gets Ferrari-fied, doesn't get any faster
Acer's Liquid Mini won't be breaking speed records anytime soon, but at least it can look like a red hot racer, now that it's received the Ferrari treatment. Following in the Liquid E's skid marks, th...
03:21 pm EDT - Tue, September 6, 2011
Engadget ASRock Vision 3D 2nd Gen HTPC leaks with Sandy Bridge on board
The tiny box that AnandTech called, "the best SFF HTPC [they had] ever reviewed, hands down," is finally joining the Sandy Bridge brigade. A tipster was doing a little Google-fu when he came across a ...
03:01 pm EDT - Tue, September 6, 2011
Engadget Sony Alpha NEX-5N on sale, NEX-7 available for pre-order
Our network of eagle-eyed tipsters have given us the heads-up that Sony's $700 NEX-5N is ready to buy online, and curious camera fans can check out last month's hands-on before deciding to part ways w...
02:39 pm EDT - Tue, September 6, 2011
Engadget White Galaxy S II lands at Vodafone, ignores post-Labor Day etiquette
Summer may have drawn to an unofficial close, but that clearly hasn't stopped the Galaxy S II from wearing all white. Today, the albino version of Samsung's Gingerbread handset officially made its way...
02:18 pm EDT - Tue, September 6, 2011
Engadget Amazon's 7-Eleven lockers are very real, very gray, slated for Friday activation
After an arduous expedition that must've lasted hours, an intrepid frontiersman in the Seattle area has finally unearthed the Holy Grail of convenience store cubbies -- Amazon's elusive delivery locke...
01:58 pm EDT - Tue, September 6, 2011
Engadget Philips Fidelio DS3801W, another ring-shaped AirPlay speaker, does the FCC tango
Those of you who kinda dug JBL's On Air, but wished it was just a tad more wheel-like, will probably love this AirPlay-enabled speaker from Philips that just passed through the FCC. Burdened with the ...
01:37 pm EDT - Tue, September 6, 2011
Engadget Unannounced Nokia Symbian Belle handset is a mysterious phone within a phone (video)
Half the fun of trade shows is when unexpected beans get spilled at PR stalls and here, my dear Watson, we have another intriguing example. A TechBlog.gr pundit picked up a new Nokia 700 at IFA and wa...
01:16 pm EDT - Tue, September 6, 2011
Engadget Fujitsu's waterproof Arrows Tab F-01D sails through FCC, frolicking beach advertisement films itself
Oh, sure -- Fujitsu's highly intriguing waterproof Arrows Tab may have an LTE future on Japanese airwaves, but what about the Yanks? Based on an FCC filing that just went public today, it looks as if ...
12:55 pm EDT - Tue, September 6, 2011
Engadget Sony nabs former U.S. Department of Homeland Security official
Sony spent a fair deal of time at last week's IFA press conference assuring the press and consumers that it's doing its darnedest to stay on top of the security issues that have plagued it over the pa...
12:37 pm EDT - Tue, September 6, 2011
Engadget Nokia wants you to create its next iconic ringtone, if you have what it takes
On the streets, in crowded restaurants, and even in movies, you've likely heard the same song ad nauseam for the last seventeen years: the rockin' default ringtone used on virtually every Nokia device...
12:11 pm EDT - Tue, September 6, 2011
Engadget Gamer stuffs PS3 and Xbox 360 consoles into one case, clears shelf space for the trifecta
Sure, we've all thought about how nice it would be to have our PS3 and Xbox 360 consoles in the same enclosure. But, as many similar thoughts go, we left it at that. Not content with letting a good th...
11:32 am EDT - Tue, September 6, 2011
Engadget BMW developing laser headlights, officially over LEDs
We know, our whip doesn't have LED headlights either, but that's not stopping BMW from pressing on with its laser powered successor. Purportedly ready "within a few years," the updated beams boast an ...
11:05 am EDT - Tue, September 6, 2011
Engadget Samsung Stratosphere aims to be Verizon's first QWERTY-packing LTE device
Verizon's LTE network may be praiseworthy for its blazing-fast mobile broadband and high-end devices, but there's one area of the carrier's 4G lineup that's always needed improvement: variety. From re...
10:00 am EDT - Tue, September 6, 2011
Engadget Baidu, Dell join forces to produce line of smartphones and tablets in China
Just a few days after introducing its own Android-like OS, Baidu is now looking to expand its mobile reach to the hardware front, with the help of Dell. According to Reuters, the Chinese search giant ...
09:11 am EDT - Tue, September 6, 2011
Engadget LG developing slimmer Optimus 3D handset, might be ready for 2012
The LG Optimus 3D certainly isn't the slimmest smartphone we've ever seen, but it looks like the chunky handset is about to get seriously streamlined. In an interview with Pocket-Lint, LG developer Dr...
07:38 am EDT - Tue, September 6, 2011
Engadget Samsung Epic 4G Touch available for pre-order on Wirefly, early adopters get a $50 price break
There's nothing new whatsoever about high-demand phones becoming available for preorder, but it's not every day that you get a discount for being the first kid on the block to get one. As if there's a...
05:32 am EDT - Tue, September 6, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note tops benchmarks, price sheets (video)
We had a feeling the Samsung Galaxy Note would be a hit on the benchmark scene, but now its unsurprisingly speedy results are documented. Greek site TechBlog installed Quadrant Standard on one of the ...
03:41 am EDT - Tue, September 6, 2011
Engadget Wicked Lasers' S3 Krypton laser is bright enough to blind astronauts (video)
If you ever plan to lead a PowerPoint presentation projected on giant white board orbiting the Earth (we'll leave the logistics of that one up to you) there's only one laser pointer that will get the ...
02:06 am EDT - Tue, September 6, 2011
Engadget Verizon's Pantech Breakout rendered, is four inches of LTE goodness
Verizon's LTE lineup will soon be expanding like a balloon. With this week's launch of the Motorola Droid Bionic and eventual release of the Samsung Stratosphere and LG Revolution 2, 4G shoppers will ...
12:39 am EDT - Tue, September 6, 2011
Engadget New York Times' magic mirror helps you get dressed, puts the 'wall' in 'paywall' (video)
Forget crosswords and Krugman, because the New York Times has created a new bathroom companion that looks infinitely more entertaining than either of them. Like some of its Snow White-style predecesso...
11:52 pm EDT - Mon, September 5, 2011
Engadget Soulo karaoke mic for iPad coming to a thin partition wall near you
We've just seen First Act's wireless karaoke kit for the iPad passing through the FCC, suggesting it may be on track for a fall launch. The hardware will count for nothing if the accompanying app from...
11:11 pm EDT - Mon, September 5, 2011
Engadget Amazon CEO's flying water tank crashes, leaves dent in his space travel dream
In a moment of profound candidness, Amazon billionnaire Jeff Bezos has revealed that the mid-air failure of his unmanned spaceship 11 days ago was "not the outcome any of us wanted." The searing truth...
10:52 pm EDT - Mon, September 5, 2011
Engadget Must See HDTV (September 5th - 11th)
Check out our highlighted picks of the week right here, followed after the break by our weekly listings of what to look out for in TV, Blu-ray and videogames.Sons of AnarchySAMCRO is back in action. T...
10:31 pm EDT - Mon, September 5, 2011
Engadget Nokia: N9 coming soon to Mexico
Still bummed that Swedes, Kazakhs and Swiss peeps get a shot at Nokia's N9, but you don't? Well Southwestern yanks with gratuitous access to cheap transportation might soon be in luck, as the Mexican ...
10:31 pm EDT - Mon, September 5, 2011
Engadget Nokia N9 coming soon to Mexico, passport-totin' San Diegans
Still bummed that Swedes, Kazakhs and Swiss peeps get a shot at Nokia's N9, but you don't? Well, southwestern yanks with gratuitous access to cheap transportation might soon be in luck, as the Mexican...
09:44 pm EDT - Mon, September 5, 2011
Engadget HTC Jetstream hits AT&T store, gets benchmarked
Thinking about picking up an (inconceivably expensive) HTC Jetstream? After all, it just slipped into AT&T's online store this weekend. We'll just leave this link to HotHardware in the source belo...
09:36 pm EDT - Mon, September 5, 2011
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 6PM
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 6PM. It's not our regular time, but it's a holiday anyway right? So t...
08:47 pm EDT - Mon, September 5, 2011
Engadget Toshiba Qosmio DX730 all-in-one brings Regza styles to your desktop
Here's one that momentarily escaped our attention during all the IFA hullabaloo: the Qosmio DX730, which Toshiba says borrows both its design and 'Resolution+' picture processing technology from ...
08:12 pm EDT - Mon, September 5, 2011
Engadget BAE's infrared invisibility cloak makes tanks cold as ice, warm as cows
Warfare's constantly evolving. Daylight battles became late-night duels, and pre-noon skirmishes shifted to sundown slaughters -- some might say we're just getting lazy, but either way, thermal imagin...
07:38 pm EDT - Mon, September 5, 2011
Engadget IFA 2011 wrap-up
As with the end of any massive and absolutely chaotic consumer electronics trade show, it's with mixed emotions that we pack up our gear and prepare to depart IFA. We hope you've enjoyed our countless...
06:59 pm EDT - Mon, September 5, 2011
Engadget Andy Pad, Andy Pad Pro now available within Europe, for not a lot of money
If you've been twiddling your thumbs in anticipation of the Andy Pad's arrival, twiddle no more, because the budget-friendly Android slate is now available across most of Europe. Both the 8GB model an...
06:28 pm EDT - Mon, September 5, 2011
Engadget KT's Spider Concept phone is also a laptop, a tablet and a game console (video)
You probably thought Motorola had a lock on this whole docks for your phone thing, but Korean company KT quietly launched an assault on the Atrix manufacturer at IFA. Rather than a single (and underwh...
05:51 pm EDT - Mon, September 5, 2011
Engadget Sony Tablet S now available for pre-order, shipping September 16th
Sony's Tablet S may not have been quite fit for consumers' hands when we previewed it last week, but we can only presume that the company's now finally gotten things sorted out, as the tablet is avail...
05:18 pm EDT - Mon, September 5, 2011
Engadget Medion announces LifeTab P9514 tablet, mysterious Android smartphone at IFA
Medion enjoyed a pretty eventful weekend at this year's IFA in Berlin, where the German PC maker unveiled a new Android tablet and a rather obtuse Gingerbread smartphone. Known as the Lifetab P9514, t...
04:53 pm EDT - Mon, September 5, 2011
Engadget HTC Amaze 4G gets snapped with the lights on, confirms 1.5GHz dual-core CPU
The only images we've seen of the upcoming HTC Ruby Amaze 4G, the high-powered smartphone inbound for T-Mobile, have left us eager for more substance; few pictures show the phone powered on, and even ...
04:21 pm EDT - Mon, September 5, 2011
Engadget The coolest thing I saw at IFA: LG's passive clip-on 3D glasses
Berlin's Internationalen Funkausstellung is by no means an unexciting consumer electronics show. Sure, there aren't nearly as many new gadgets to play with as you'll find at even the tamest year of CE...
03:52 pm EDT - Mon, September 5, 2011
Engadget Netflix lands in Brazil, 43 other Latin American countries within the week
Netflix promised our friends in Central and South America would soon be able to enjoy the pleasures of Watch Instantly. Starting today with Brazil, and with 43 other Latin American countries to follow...
03:23 pm EDT - Mon, September 5, 2011
Engadget Baidu announces Android OS alternative, confirming its mobile aspirations
At present time, Baidu's a desktop web browser / search engine based in China that's meant to mimic Chrome (though it's actually wrapped around IE code). The company, however, has its sights set on co...
02:15 pm EDT - Mon, September 5, 2011
Engadget Vestel shows off a prototype BitTorrent Certified TV at IFA
Far from sneaking in to the living room, Vestel had a BitTorrent Certified television on display at IFA 2011 this past week. That official stamp means it packs the usual suite of connected TV features...
01:04 pm EDT - Mon, September 5, 2011
Engadget Gateway TP Series A60 tablet pops up at Future Shop, cops Iconia Tab A500's style
We weren't exactly thrilled with Acer's 10.1-inch Iconia Tab A500, but that hasn't stopped Gateway from re-skinning the Honeycomb slate and claiming it for its own. Appearing to be a re-branded versio...
12:42 pm EDT - Mon, September 5, 2011
Engadget Modern Warfare 3 limited edition Xbox 360 set ushers in last wave of marketing hype
Call of Duty certainly knows how to wear out its merchandising welcome. After announcing a line of eye strain-reducing glasses and a series of branded headsets, Activision's juggernaut franchise is st...
11:04 am EDT - Mon, September 5, 2011
Engadget Gateway TP Series A60 tablet pops up at Future Shop, cops Iconia Tab A500's style
We weren't exactly thrilled with Acer's 10.1-inch Iconia Tab A500, but that hasn't stopped Gateway from re-skinning the Honeycomb slate and claiming it for its own. Appearing to be a re-branded versio...
09:14 am EDT - Mon, September 5, 2011
Engadget WiLAN lawyers up, picks patent fight with Apple, Dell, HP, HTC and others
You know what the tech world needs? More patent litigation, which is why WiLAN is at it again in the rocket docket of the Eastern District of Texas. This time, instead of suing cable companies, it's g...
07:07 am EDT - Mon, September 5, 2011
Engadget ASUS G74SX-A1 gaming laptop gets rated, loves a bit of Battleship
The 1982 Lockheed Sea Shadow may be rusting away in Suisun Bay, but its Commie-spooking contours haven't been forgotten. They apparently inspired the design of the Asus G74SX-A1, which just won a HotH...
05:04 am EDT - Mon, September 5, 2011
Engadget New program makes it easier to turn your computer into a conversational chatterbox
We've already seen how awkward computers can be when they try to speak like humans, but researchers from North Carolina State and Georgia Tech have now developed a program that could make it easier to...
02:49 am EDT - Mon, September 5, 2011
Engadget How would you change HP's Veer 4G?
We know, there isn't much point, but folks who sank untold Jacksons on one of HP's final webOS devices deserve a chance to vent. And that's exactly what we're giving them. Barring a total 180, there w...
01:03 am EDT - Mon, September 5, 2011
Engadget Sony's new internet TV box, projector and Blu-ray player make an appearance at IFA
They didn't earn highlights during Sony's IFA 2011 keynote, but it did slip out a few more pieces of home theater hardware that are more likely to end up in your living room than its outlandish 3D hel...
12:30 am EDT - Mon, September 5, 2011
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: magnetic highways, MoMA tech exhibit and lasers in the sky
Renewable energy supercharged our transit system this week as Inhabitat showcased Vycon's plans to tap speeding subway trains for immense amounts of kinetic energy, and we took a look at an innovative...
11:31 pm EDT - Sun, September 4, 2011
Engadget Altec Lansing shows off an iPod dock, AirPlay speaker, plus headphones for the ladies
Altec Lansing is showing off a handful of updates to its line of audio accessories this week at IFA in Berlin. At top of the list is the newly revealed inAir 5000, a hefty tabletop AirPlay speaker tha...
11:03 pm EDT - Sun, September 4, 2011
Engadget Haier's transparent organic TV eyes-on (video)
What's the worst thing about your TV? If you said "opaqueness," boy have we got the set from you. This is a 22-inch transparent organic TV from the folks at Haier (you know, the ones who also showed o...
10:00 pm EDT - Sun, September 4, 2011
Engadget Switched On: The accidental handset company, Part 2
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.Last week's Switched On discussed why Google's ownership of Motorola is unlikely to bring major changes to the balance ...
09:16 pm EDT - Sun, September 4, 2011
Engadget Acer W4 hands-on (video)
Hey, it's our old pal, the Acer W4. We've heard tell of the device and seen our share of mockups, and this week at IFA, we actually got to play with the thing. The 3.6-inch handset is fairly compact, ...
08:21 pm EDT - Sun, September 4, 2011
Engadget LG's 'Dual Play' TVs let gamers share a single screen, different perspective
Challenging Sony's PlayStation 3D display, LG's new LW980T "Dual Play" TV lets Xbox users see two different views on the same screen -- ditching the standard split gaming view. Spotted this week at IF...
07:33 pm EDT - Sun, September 4, 2011
Engadget Mophie cuts the price on the Juice Pack Boost and Powerstation, raises the battery capacity
Most companies here at IFA figured if they were going to haul it all the way to Berlin, they might as well unveil their products on a stage -- you know, with some prepared remarks, a press release and...
06:32 pm EDT - Sun, September 4, 2011
Engadget Elgato EyeTV Mobile eyes-on (video)
Elgato's been experimenting with live TV on the iPad for over a year now, but until now, that meant streaming programs that were already broadcast online anyway -- a mighty large limitation, wouldn't ...
05:29 pm EDT - Sun, September 4, 2011
Engadget Zero1 VooMote Zapper remote control for iOS hands-on (video)
Are you one of those old-school types who still watches TV programs on an actual television? Then you probably also own one or fifteen of those cordless channel changer contraptions -- you know, the k...
04:27 pm EDT - Sun, September 4, 2011
Engadget Tango video calling en route to Windows Phone Mango?
Good news, folks -- Tango is about to reach Windows Phone. No, not that Tango. We're referring to the video calling service that's already popular on iOS and Android devices, but has had absolutely no...
03:19 pm EDT - Sun, September 4, 2011
Engadget Pico Dolly replaces homemade roller skate tripods for smaller camera productions (video)
Instead of precariously perching your DSLR on a skateboard in the name of film, perhaps it's time to invest in something a little more stable -- like the extremely affordable Pico Dolly. Machined from...
02:03 pm EDT - Sun, September 4, 2011
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of August 29, 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...
01:04 pm EDT - Sun, September 4, 2011
Engadget Philips GoGear 3 Android PMP hands-on (video)
One of the fun things about attending a show that's open to the public like IFA is that you tend to get the same pitch from companies as folks walking in off the street. And the pitch with the latest ...
12:07 pm EDT - Sun, September 4, 2011
Engadget Amazon, 7-Eleven team up to bring delivery convenience to your corner store
Allow us to set the scene: It's late Friday night. You've just finished working and decide to hit up the local 7-Eleven on your way home for a Slim Jim, Mountain Brew and... your Amazon package? Why, ...
11:01 am EDT - Sun, September 4, 2011
Engadget Solar-powered rollerblading robot carries you to work on a chariot of humiliation (video)
Bob Schneevis is at it again. The man who turned George W. Bush into a robotic Roman warrior has now developed something he calls the Solar Electric Robot Chariot. Showcased at this year's Maker Faire...
09:27 am EDT - Sun, September 4, 2011
Engadget Apple wins German injunction against Samsung, Galaxy Tab 7.7 pulled from IFA
Apple's ongoing patent battle with Samsung has taken yet another twist, now that Cupertino has won an injunction blocking German sales of the recently unveiled Galaxy Tab 7.7. According to FOSS Patent...
08:29 am EDT - Sun, September 4, 2011
Engadget LG Thrill 4G officially arrives at AT&T for $100, fairy tales can come true
C'mon, admit it -- you didn't really think the LG Thrill 4G would ever be released, did you? After several weeks of unexplained delays, the AT&T-branded Optimus 3D is truly, honestly available on ...
06:06 am EDT - Sun, September 4, 2011
Engadget Final Cut Studio on sale again via Apple telesales, video editors worldwide breathe sighs of relief
If you're one of the many Final Cut Pro users unhappy with Apple's latest version -- and you haven't been lured into Adobe's open arms -- today brings good news. According to MacRumors, Cupertino will...
04:34 am EDT - Sun, September 4, 2011
Engadget RED EPIC-X starts shipping to lucky shooters with deep pockets
It's been almost two years since we first got a peek at the specs on RED's EPIC-X, and the 5K-shooting, roughly $30,000 rig is just now shipping out to customers. That's not terribly shocking consider...
03:27 am EDT - Sun, September 4, 2011
Engadget Ask Engadget: best desktop OS for kids?
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 Ryan, who can't wait to get his...
02:01 am EDT - Sun, September 4, 2011
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 102 - 09.03.2011
While Myriam explores the boundless mysteries of the Nevada desert, Dante Cesa and Zach Lutz join Brad Molen to explore the boundless mysteries of the week in mobile technology news.Host: Brad MolenGu...
01:03 am EDT - Sun, September 4, 2011
Engadget Nokia 701 hands-on
Living in the States, it's easy to forget just how large a global presence Nokia has managed to maintain, in spite of some difficulties keeping up with the likes of iOS and Android. The company certai...
12:13 am EDT - Sun, September 4, 2011
Engadget Team-Touchdroid dual boots Android on TouchPad -- touchscreen not included
The race to get Android working on the now budget-friendly HP TouchPad is on. We've already heard rumors of the little green robot coming pre-installed on the ill-fated slate and we've seen the first ...
11:26 pm EDT - Sat, September 3, 2011
Engadget Haier's mind control TV prototype hits IFA, we go foreheads-on (video)
The remote control revolutionized the way we watch television, doing away with the need for frequent trips to the set in order to change channels. One prototype in Haier's portfolio makes the whole re...
10:12 pm EDT - Sat, September 3, 2011
Engadget XtremeMac showcases the Soma Stand, Soma Travel and more at IFA (video)
There were lots of cool Apple-centric products to been seen around XtremeMac's extremely orange booth at IFA this week, proving that there's still interesting things to be done in the world of iPhone ...
10:11 pm EDT - Sat, September 3, 2011
Engadget Griffin announces 'Stylus + Pen + Laser Pointer,' gives up on creative product names
Multitasking business executives are going to love this. Whether you're taking notes on your tablet, pointing out graphs in a presentation or just signing reports, Griffin's new "Stylus + Pen &pl...
09:23 pm EDT - Sat, September 3, 2011
Engadget webOS global business unit split outlined in leaked HP documents
It's been just over two weeks since HP announced plans to discontinue production of its webOS devices, and speculation over the future of the platform is still going strong. Just this week, Samsung CE...
08:32 pm EDT - Sat, September 3, 2011
Engadget TomTom iOS app update invites iPads to the party, provides directions
Have you been navigating that cross-country trip via the recently updated TomTom iPhone app while carrying along an iPad on the excursion as well? Soon, you'll be able to find your way by slate alone,...
07:17 pm EDT - Sat, September 3, 2011
Engadget Pocketbook A10 hands-on (video)
PocketBook, primarily known for its e-readers, introduced the A 10 this week at IFA -- that's "A" for Android and "10" for 10-inches (well, 10.1 inches). The Android in this case is Gingerbread, nothi...
05:51 pm EDT - Sat, September 3, 2011
Engadget North American Eagle project pumps out WiFi, takes aim at land speed records
Most folks would be content if their jet-powered vehicle did nothing but break land speed records, but not so with the team behind the North American Eagle project. They've gone and also stuffed some ...
04:43 pm EDT - Sat, September 3, 2011
Engadget Galaxy Tab 7.7 disappears from IFA floor, not a trace left behind
Just two days after Samsung unveiled it's Honeycomb-sporting Galaxy Tab 7.7, the slate (along with all traces of its existence) has vanished from the IFA floor. All demo models have been yanked from S...
04:07 pm EDT - Sat, September 3, 2011
Engadget Fujifilm X10 hands-on (video)
We really like Fujifilm's X100 -- it's a solidly-built camera, with an APS-C sensor, f/2 lens, and a rather unique hybrid optical / electronic viewfinder. But the X100 carries a $1,400 sticker price, ...
03:08 pm EDT - Sat, September 3, 2011
Engadget Sense 3.5 comes to the HTC Desire HD, unofficially
After seeing the screenshots and the video walkthrough of Sense 3.5, do you feel like you're missing out? Us too. Well, lucky folks in possession of HTC's Desire HD don't have to wait another minute, ...
02:03 pm EDT - Sat, September 3, 2011
Engadget S-Walker Electric Transporter hands-on (video)
In an IFA galaxy far far away lives the China Pavilion. And on the far side of the outer ring of the China Pavilion, buried amongst a plethora of steamers, curling irons, and television mounts, you ma...
01:00 pm EDT - Sat, September 3, 2011
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of August 29, 2011
This week, as always, 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 ...
11:43 am EDT - Sat, September 3, 2011
Engadget Zotac unveils palm-sized ZBOX nano AD10, packing AMD Brazos APU
The box looks more like Zotac's VIA-powered mini-PC, but inside the AD10 falls right in line with rest of the AD series, packing an AMD E-350 APU alongside a Radeon HD 6310 chip. You're also looking a...
09:48 am EDT - Sat, September 3, 2011
Engadget Princeton neuroscientists map your brain, play words with subjects
Don't speak. Princeton researchers know just what you're saying -- kind of. Alright, so the Ivy league team of neuroscientists, led by Prof. Matthew Botvinick, can't yet read your minds without the he...
07:45 am EDT - Sat, September 3, 2011
Engadget Doom now approved for sale in Germany, 17 years later
Doom may run on just about everything these days, but one place it hasn't been very accessible during the past 17 years -- regardless of the device -- is in Germany. That finally changed this week, ho...
05:42 am EDT - Sat, September 3, 2011
Engadget Google Voice for Honeycomb tablets now officially available, no sideloading necessary
Want in on some Honeycomb optimized Google Voice action without going through all the trouble of sideloading? Today's your lucky day; the boys of El Goog silently pushed out Google Voice 0.4.2.36 to t...
05:23 am EDT - Sat, September 3, 2011
Engadget DirecTV's new HD UI revealed to testers, is prettier and faster than the current one
While DirecTV may tossing an old standard def look on the new DirecTiVo, beta testers got a treat tonight when their boxes downloaded a brand new user interface. It's the HD UI that was mentioned duri...
03:49 am EDT - Sat, September 3, 2011
Engadget DirecTV adds AMC-HD next week, too bad Mad Men is still six months away
After slowing its pace of adding HD channels dramatically as of late, DirecTV has finally satisfied one of the loudest and longest running customer requests by announcing AMC-HD will come to its satel...
02:57 am EDT - Sat, September 3, 2011
Engadget Researchers wed quantum processor with quantum memory, quaziness ensues
Quantum computing has a long way to go before becoming truly mainstream, but that certainly hasn't stopped us from indulging in dreams of a qubit-based existence. The latest bit of fantasy fodder come...
02:02 am EDT - Sat, September 3, 2011
Engadget Audi announces A2 electric concept car, uses lasers to ensure safety of future humans
Lasers make everything better, including (but not limited to): microphones, kidneys and Audi's electric A2 concept. This newest flight of fancy uses a laser diode as the rear fog lamp, which projects ...
01:12 am EDT - Sat, September 3, 2011
Engadget Archos 80 G9 and 101 G9 hands-on (video)
So, so many tablets this week at IFA. Archos's pair of Honeycomb slates may not have garnered the same sort of excitement as, say yesterday's Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 or Toshiba AT200, but there are a l...
12:13 am EDT - Sat, September 3, 2011
Engadget Visualized: an interactive timeline of the web
Ever wondered what the World Wide Web's illustrious history would look like if plotted in timeline form? Well, thanks to Google's "Evolution of the web," you won't have to. The delectable chart traces...
11:19 pm EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget Microsoft confirms Media Center will be in Windows 8
Windows Media Center fans can finally breathe again. After seemingly endless will they / won't they speculation Steven Sinofsky, the President of the Windows Division has confirmed in a blog post that...
10:29 pm EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget PIGORASS quadruped robot baby steps past AIBO's grave (video)
Does the Uncanny Valley extend to re-creations of our four-legged friends? We'll find out soon enough if Yasunori Yamada and his University of Tokyo engineering team manage to get their PIGORASS quadr...
10:01 pm EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget HP's 12c calculator hits middle age, copes by releasing Anniversary edition (video)
HP's tablet ship may have sailed, but at least you can still count on the outfit for your next reverse Polish notation calculator. That's right, HP's 12c just hit the big three-oh. The classic calcula...
09:42 pm EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget London Philharmonic Orchestra goes cover band with tribute to video game themes
If you've ever caught yourself humming the Angry Birds theme song, then perhaps you should check out tonight's London Philharmonic Orchestra's video game tribute concert. The group will play more than...
09:21 pm EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget HTC Flyer Honeycomb ROM leaks, not for the timid tableter
One of the biggest knocks against the HTC Flyer when it launched (besides the extra $80 the stylus would cost you) was that it shipped with a Sensed-up version of Gingerbread, instead of the more tabl...
09:04 pm EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget Amazon tablet coming in November for $250?
Much ink has been spilled in the rumor mill about a coming Amazonian tablet, and now those rumors look to be confirmed. TechCrunch has apparently gotten some time with Amazon's forthcoming slate, and ...
08:49 pm EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget AR.Drone control finally comes to Android, lazy quadrocopter enthusiasts rejoice
The folks at Parrot have been promising us an Android app for the AR.Drone since pretty much day one. Well, it certainly took long enough (it's been over a year since the app was demoed at Google I/O)...
08:27 pm EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget Archos A100S tablet hits the FCC, does the opposite of a full reveal
It looks like the folks at Archos are keeping our friends at the FCC busy this summer. Following in the footsteps of the mysterious A70S2 tablet and the coy A80S, the A100S internet tablet is now maki...
08:11 pm EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget Dish reportedly launching Blockbuster movie streaming service next month
Dish Network already has its DishOnline streaming service for its own paying customers, but it looks like it's now set to take direct aim at Netflix with a standalone subscription service that will be...
08:00 pm EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 5PM ET!
We're not going to let a Burning Man get in the way of our weekly podcast, are we? That's a negatory, as the Engadget Mobile Podcast lives on in Myriam Joire's absence. Co-host Brad Molen is still beh...
07:21 pm EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget Toshiba FlashAir WiFi SD Card will make your Eye-Fi's water
Eye-Fi's wireless cards push photos straight from digital cameras without cables, but what if you want to pull some pics back the other way? Toshiba's solving that problem with the two-way FlashAir, a...
07:21 pm EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget Daimler Smart Forvision: a solar-powered roof with plastic wheels never looked so good
No, it's not a Micro Machine -- it's the Daimler Smart Forvision. Daimler paired up with chemicals giant BASF to improve Smart's flagship EV after being soundly trounced by the Nissan Leaf's longer ra...
07:02 pm EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget Jarre AeroSystem One's music makes the audiophiles come together
We've all got that one friend who just cannot believe you'd listen to 128kbps MP3s. Well, forget the rent, slap a handful of Benjamins down, slot this AeroSystem One next to your IKEA furniture, and t...
06:43 pm EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget Android 2.3.6 begins rolling out to Samsung Nexus S, fixes voice search concerns
If you've been one of the unlucky folks who've been experiencing issues with the voice search on your Samsung Nexus S, fortune may be coming your way this weekend in the form of an OTA update. Android...
06:43 pm EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget Android 2.3.6 begins rolling out to Samsung Nexus S, fixes voice search concerns (update: breaks tethering, too)
If you've been one of the unlucky folks who've been experiencing issues with the voice search on your Samsung Nexus S, fortune may be coming your way this weekend in the form of an OTA update. Android...
06:00 pm EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget Growing Up Geek: Sean Buckley
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 Associate Editor, Sean Buc...
05:33 pm EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget Creative Zen X-Fi3 hands-on (video)
This tiny thing in our hands above is the latest PMP from Creative. Portability is clearly the thing here -- the Zen X-Fi3 is extremely tiny and light. It has a little color screen on it, as well, but...
05:00 pm EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget Crux360 iPad 2 keyboard case review
Yeah... we know. At this point you're probably clutching your funds tightly, eagerly anticipating the release of the iPad 3. But for those of you who recently purchased version 2.0, or perhaps just di...
04:39 pm EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget Verizon launching Droid Bionic September 8th, giving some away through an AR scavenger hunt
It's been a long and tortuous road for the Droid Bionic. From our first taste of its dual-core potential at CES, to the stream of leaked specs, shots and release dates of the phone in the months since...
04:39 pm EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget Verizon launching Droid Bionic September 8th, giving some away through an AR scavenger hunt (update: it's already arriving in stores)
It's been a long and tortuous road for the Droid Bionic. From our first taste of its dual-core potential at CES, to the stream of leaked specs, shots and release dates of the phone in the months since...
04:29 pm EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget LG Hom-Bot 2.0 Smart Robot Vacuum Cleaner hands-on (video)
Smile, you're on Vacucam! LG's Hom-Bot (RoboKing in the US) was zipping around its own special playpen on the stage at the company's IFA booth today, picking up the occasional speck of dust and using ...
04:04 pm EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy Tab 8.9 goes LTE for T-Mobile at IFA
What secret could this Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 hold? Check out the little LTE logo hiding out on the back of the device. Yep, T-Mobile's aggressively magenta-ed out IFA booth was showcasing this beauty...
03:43 pm EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget Fisker inks BMW deal, Nina EVs gain Ultimate Driving Machine DNA
Fisker Nina -- sounds more like a Bolshoi ballerina to us, but these codenamed, future EVs are now on course for a German heart and soul infusion. BMW has recently inked a deal that will see its four...
03:25 pm EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget Engadget Podcast 254 - 09.02.2011
We like to call this edition of the Engadget Podcast The Engadget Podcast Without Borders because we just don't care where the news comes from. If it smells like news, we'll be there, no matter where ...
02:58 pm EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget Dell S2330MX ultra-slim monitor reckons it's gorgeous, actually just 'above average'
Dell's much bragged-about skinny 23-incher just got put through its paces by the bods at HotHardware. Their conclusion? The 1080p display sports glossily good aesthetics and scores major points for it...
02:36 pm EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget LG E2391VR LED LCD Monitor hands-on
When it comes to having the world's slimmest display, competition is fierce, and technicalities abound. One manufacturer in particular makes that class-leading claim more often than others, however, s...
02:19 pm EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget Sony SA-NS500 HomeShare speaker knows how to work a room
Finally, a HomeShare speaker with built-in AirPlay for wireless streaming from your iThing or Apple TV. It'll cost you though: when the NS500 arrives in stores around late October or early November yo...
02:02 pm EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget FCC Fridays: September 2, 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...
01:45 pm EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget LG PZ850 Pentouch Plasma TV hands-on (video)
Samsung took IFA by storm yesterday with its now-legendary "S Pen" (that Galaxy Note comes bundled), so it's only fair that LG gets its chance in the spotlight with a pen of its own. The company's Pen...
01:40 pm EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget Samsung CEO refuses to never say 'never' to webOS
Honestly, it never made much sense to begin with. Between Android, Windows Phone 7 and Bada, what could Samsung possibly want with another mobile OS? Yet, the rumors persisted that Sammy was going to ...
01:40 pm EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget Samsung CEO says 'never' to webOS
Honestly, it never made much sense to begin with. Between Android, Windows Phone 7 and Bada, what could Samsung possibly want with another mobile OS? Yet, the rumors persisted that Sammy was going to ...
01:24 pm EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget Jabra Sport bluetooth headset lets you work the Thigh Master durning concalls
If you're secretly wearing Spandex bicycle shorts underneath your suit for on-the-fly workouts between conference calls, then perhaps Jabra's new Sport bluetooth headset is for you. Of course it allow...
01:24 pm EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget Jabra Sport bluetooth headset lets you work the Thigh Master during concalls
If you're secretly wearing Spandex bicycle shorts underneath your suit for on-the-fly workouts between conference calls, then perhaps Jabra's new Sport bluetooth headset is for you. Of course it allow...
01:04 pm EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget Vonage launches Android app for free international calling, still no service to Brodo Asogi
Just in time for Tante Lulu's birthday in Gstaad, Vonage launched its Extensions app for free long-distance calling from your Android phone. With a quick download, homesick relatives can tap into thei...
12:43 pm EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget Mobee intros Magic Numpad for your Magic Trackpad, glittery dust not included
Is the act of crunching numbers a daily task for you, and do you use a Magic Trackpad? Well, if actual keys or a calculator / mouse hybrid just aren't magical enough for you, then Mobee's Magic Numpad...
12:25 pm EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget White House's 'We The People' e-petition website provides a more perfect venue for trolling (video)
Citizens! Following a tradition set down by the British, the White House will soon launch its own e-petition website. "We The People" will work like this: anyone 13 or older can set up a petition -- b...
12:04 pm EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget UK plans White Space mobile internet by 2013, while analog TV gently weeps
As if there weren't enough reasons to move to Britain. Free from the wrangling that has dogged things in the States, Ofcom has released plans to make the UK the first country in Europe to implement wh...
11:46 am EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget Sony's golden NINOKUNI 'Magical Edition' PlayStation 3 heads for Japan, Criss Angel's mind
Not that Sony's PlayStation 3 hasn't been touched by Midas before, but this is the first time we've seen the new(ish) form factor doused in such official fashion. Per usual, it'll be the homeland that...
11:18 am EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget LG Optimus Sol hands-on
The Nokia 500 wasn't the only fresh handset that popped up at the Vodafone booth here at IFA, this morning. We also managed to sneak in some time with the Optimus Sol. The device is reasonably slick f...
11:06 am EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget Nokia 500 hands-on
What's this, then? It's the Nokia 500, hanging out in the Vodafone booth. The 3.2-inch handset is awaiting an official release on the European carrier, which should be hitting around the October time ...
11:00 am EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget Samsung outs new Blu-ray and media hub drives, dammit, the ODD still lives
You've seen our musings on the continued relevance of optical drives and it seems Samsung agrees entirely: it's just announced two external spinners to keep pace with our "evolving mobile entertainmen...
11:00 am EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget Samsung outs new Blu-ray and media hub drives: dammit, the ODD still lives
You've seen our musings on the continued relevance of optical drives and it seems Samsung agrees entirely: it's just announced two external spinners to keep pace with our "evolving mobile entertainmen...
10:46 am EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy R, Wave M, M Pro, W, Xcover, and Wave Y hands-on (video)
Samsung's Galaxy S II still reigns supreme in the eyes of many smartphone aficionados, but it's now joined by a healthy collection of lesser Galaxy devices, including (in alphabetical order) the R (Ro...
09:20 am EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget Acer Aspire Ultrabook S3 hands-on
If you haven't heard, Acer's gone and (officially) jumped on the Ultrabook bandwagon, announcing the 13mm-thin Aspire S3. We're here live at IFA in Berlin and just got some much-anticipated hands-on t...
09:20 am EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget Acer Aspire Ultrabook S3 hands-on (update: video!)
If you haven't heard, Acer's gone and (officially) jumped on the Ultrabook bandwagon, announcing the 13mm-thin Aspire S3. We're here live at IFA in Berlin and just got some much-anticipated hands-on t...
09:07 am EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget Acer Aspire Ultrabook S3 officially announced, starts at 799 euros
And the march of the Ultrabooks continues. Following on the heels of Toshiba and Lenovo, Acer just announced the Aspire S3 at its IFA press conference -- confirming that unequivocal leak we spotted ea...
08:41 am EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget Foxconn posts $943 million net profit for first half of 2011, 20 million iPad 2s coming for Q3?
It looks like 2011 is shaping up to be a solid year for Foxconn. Earlier this week, the hardware manufacturer announced net profits of NT$27.38 billion (about $943.72 million) for the first half of th...
07:45 am EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget Dell teases XPS 14z, says it will be available 'later this year'
If you liked the look of Dell's inch-thin XPS 15z but are of the mind that a 15-incher isn't quite portable enough, listen up: here at its IFA press conference, the company just teased a 14-inch versi...
06:56 am EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget AT&T willing to make concessions to save T-Mobile merger, sources say
Now that the US government has moved to block its merger with T-Mobile, AT&T is gearing up for a long and potentially pricey legal battle with the Department of Justice. According to Reuters, howe...
06:25 am EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget Frogger Decades leaps into App Store, still going strong after 30 years of being hit by trucks
My, how time flies. Can it really be 30 years since the original Frogger was released into arcades in 1981? To celebrate the anniversary, Konami has unleashed a new version of the game into the App St...
05:48 am EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget Scientist creating rain-making lasers, Weezy and Fat Joe await royalty checks
We've heard of "making it rain," but actually making it rain -- with lasers, no less -- now, that's something to write home about. A team of researchers at the University of Geneva is coming ever clos...
05:09 am EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget Kyocera Milano coming to Sprint September 9th for $50, looks nothing like Alyssa
The Samsung Conquer 4G may be appealing to a lot of folks craving a mid-range Android device with WiMAX, but what if that extra G just isn't all that important to you? Sprint has a little extra room t...
04:27 am EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget Philips Fidelio for Android speaker docks get your little green robot bumpin'
Philips' line of smartphone-connected sound systems has been all up on iOS for quite sometime, but now Fidelio's ready to show Android some love. The outfit just outed three new Android-ready speaker ...
03:54 am EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget HTC Runnymede 2 looks to lay down the law with 4.7" display and Beats audio
Beginning today, when mobile enthusiasts think of Runnymede, it won't be the Magna Carta that immediately comes to mind, but rather one of first phones to emerge from HTC's collaboration with Beats. U...
03:26 am EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget Volvo and Siemens team up to build better electric engines
Electric cars are finally starting to make a dent in the market, but they've got a long way to go before you'll find one in every driveway. Thankfully companies like Volvo and Siemens are working hard...
02:43 am EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget PowerDVD Mobile for Android brings streaming media to your Honeycomb tablet
Heads up, PowerDVD fans, a new streaming solution is in the Android Market that's designed specifically for your Honeycomb-powered tablet. It's known as PowerDVD Mobile for Android, but don't let the ...
02:17 am EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget Bell prepping its LTE network, Samsung Galaxy S II LTE and Tab 8.9 to be offered at launch?
We've known that Bell's intended to make the jump to LTE for nearly three years, but the Canadian carrier has kept incredibly silent about when or how it was going to leap. If we're to believe an unna...
02:01 am EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget LG goes big with stylus-equipped PenTouch plasma TVs
It's a good time to be a stylus fan. Not only has Samsung debuted its handwriting-friendly Series 7 Slate and Galaxy Note tablets, but LG is also bringing the stylus into the living room with its new ...
01:24 am EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget Starz ends renewal negotiations with Netflix, will pull movies from streaming in February
Starz has apparently decided it can live without the hundreds of millions of dollars a renewal of its content licensing deal with Netflix was expected to bring and announced an end to negotiations tod...
12:50 am EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget Tivoli Audio announces PAL+ and Model 10+ clock radios, we go ears-on
If those clock radios up there look familiar, it's because their maker, Tivoli Audio, has been spitting out pretty much the same thing for the past 11 years. Their innards, at least, have changed with...
12:18 am EDT - Fri, September 2, 2011
Engadget Nielsen confirms Android on top, buyers split on next smartphone
In a recent report from Nielsen, Google snagged 40 percent of the smartphone market, while Apple captured approximately 28 percent -- up just barely .01 percentage point from last year. This report co...
11:43 pm EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget DARPA harvests energy from cyborg beetles to keep them brainwashed
Beetles packing cybernetic implants that control their brains make a cheaper and more useful micro-air-vehicle than a fully robotic one -- but due to the weight of the battery packs required, developm...
11:11 pm EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget Dyson unleashes DC41 Animal vacuum cleaner for pigpen apartments
We normally wouldn't leave our housework in the hands of an animal, but Dyson's new DC41 Animal vacuum cleaner may force us to reconsider. The company's latest Ball-based sweeper uses Dyson's propriet...
10:41 pm EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget WikiLeaks cables shed light on Apple's battle against counterfeit wares
Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but if you're Rolex, Gucci or Apple, you probably aren't very interested in being flattered. Due to Apple's intense popularity, an entire industry has ...
10:14 pm EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget Samsung to sell limited edition, crystal-studded Series 9 laptops
Well, a very merry early Christmas to you too, Samsung. At the tail end of of the company's PC-focused press conference here at IFA -- an event primarily devoted to the Series 7 Chronos laptop and Win...
09:41 pm EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget Olympus Pen E-PM1 hands-on (video)
Joining the family of Olympus Pen products is the lovingly nicknamed "PEN Mini," or E-PM1. Compared to its big brothers the PEN E-PL2 and E-PL3, this little guy packs some serious punch in a tiny body...
09:18 pm EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget AT&T discontinues A-List feature for new customers, effective today
Nearly two years after AT&T introduced its A-List with Rollover plans to become more competitive against the likes of T-Mobile, Alltel and Verizon, the carrier has decided to nix the feature as of...
09:02 pm EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget OCZ RevoDrive Hybrid merges 100GB SSD with 1TB HDD for $499
We heard about OCZ's clever crossbreed a few months ago, but couldn't be sure about pricing for this premium model. Turns out, it's significantly less than we'd guessed: $499 for a 100GB SSD and 1TB H...
08:46 pm EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget Xcom Global opens LAX service center, the jetset get data without borders
We've sung Xcom Global's praises to the heavens before, and that's because it's made our always-on internet addiction an easy fix abroad. Well, prepare to add the international wireless convenience t...
08:30 pm EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Podcast, live at 5:00PM ET!
Sorry about that. We had this thing last week and, well, we just couldn't make the podcast happen. This week, well, stuff's happening again, but with so much going on we just couldn't go another week ...
08:19 pm EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S II LTE ready for your reservation on Rogers
There was much rejoicing Stateside upon Tuesday's unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S II, but it's Canadian fans that are getting the party favors ready. A reservation page for the Galaxy S II LTE -- es...
08:01 pm EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget Samsung announces Galaxy S WiFi 3.6 handheld
It got a bit overshadowed by the Galaxy Note and Galaxy Tab 7.7 earlier today, but Samsung also quietly introduced a new basic handheld / PMP at IFA: the Galaxy S WiFi 3.6. As you can probably surmise...
07:43 pm EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget Pirate Bay founders launch 'copyright respecting' BayFiles sharing site, still dream of a life on Sealand
It ain't often that the hated few have a genuine change of heart, but it sounds as if the folks who founded The Pirate Bay are tired of sailing the same seas. After years of turning a blind eye to con...
07:21 pm EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget Nexus S takes to space aboard Atlantis, does astronauts' dirty work
The last time Google's jet-setting smartphone took to space, it wasn't exactly flying in style. Well, the Nexus S has ditched its styrofoam trappings for more respectable digs -- specifically, NASA's ...
06:58 pm EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget Nokia N9 coming to Australia in October on three carriers
The Nokia N9 will be considered a rarity in the US, UK and Germany when it's released, but at least fans Down Under won't have to look very far to get their hands on one. Espoo's officially announced ...
06:30 pm EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget HTC Titan and Radar WP7 Mango phones revealed, we go hands-on
HTC just threw two new Windows Phone handsets down on the table and politely requested that we be impressed. The high-end Titan (previously leaked as the 'Eternity') is indeed an awe-inspiring brute, ...
06:07 pm EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget Boogie Rip eWriting pad stylus-on (video)
Hey, remember that new product from Improv Electronics that we told you about yesterday? We managed to sneak in some time with the device today at IFA, and we have to say, we like what we see. The Rip...
05:43 pm EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget Invoxia NVX 610 desktop VoIP phone for iPhone and iPad hands-on (video)
If we're going to spend $599 on a phone for our phone, it needs to offer unparalleled audio quality, absolutely seamless device integration, and a drop-dead gorgeous design. Invoxia, a new entrant to ...
05:25 pm EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget Meizu tablet case patent application hints at slate plans
Like most other mobile companies out there, it appears Meizu is looking to branch out from cellphones to tablets. It's a little too early to say for sure what the manufacturer's plans are, but a recen...
05:03 pm EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget Pogoplug Mobile hands-on
The cloud is huge (well, infinite, really), and everybody wants their piece. Pogoplug has been a player since the beginning, albeit with a somewhat convoluted setup process, so it's no surprise that t...
04:48 pm EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget Toshiba updates STOR.E external hard drives for PCs and TVs
Toshiba's STOR.E line of hard drives just got a bit of a refresh, and a dash of color, at IFA. It's CANVIO models come in sizes up to 1TB and sport one those spiffy USB 3.0 connectors, while weighing ...
04:32 pm EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget Toshiba announces Camileo Clip, X200 and X400 camcorders
Not surprisingly, Toshiba is covering all the bases at IFA today, with it now also announcing its latest batch of camcorders. That includes the Camileo Clip pictured above (which actually has a clip '...
04:14 pm EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget Samsung i727 shows off at the FCC, confesses its AT&T LTE secrets
Looks like Sammy's prepping to bring one of its big Galaxy guns to AT&T's 4G race. The mystery handset, bearing the model number SGH-i727 and FCC ID A3LSGHi727, just popped up on the Commission's ...
04:00 pm EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget Lenovo announces IdeaPad A1, the $199 Android tablet, we go hands-on (video)
If you thought you couldn't get a real Android tablet from a brand you've heard of for less than $200, think again. Lenovo's just announced the IdeaPad Tablet A1, a 7-inch Android unit that we got a s...
03:38 pm EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget Parallels Desktop 7 plays nice with Lions and cameras and developers, oh my!
Today sees the release of Parallels 7, the newest version of its popular, competition beating virtualization software. This edition plays nicely with Lion, runs multiple virtual machines and has recei...
03:28 pm EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget Toshiba AT200 hands-on (video)
Toshiba knew what we wanted at today's IFA press conference, and naturally, it saved the best for last. The company unveiled its AT200 tablet at the show today, and really, as predicted, the thing doe...
03:22 pm EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget ViewSonic launches ViewPad 7x and 10pro, budget-friendly 7e to follow in Q4
Viewsonic has been taunting us a slew of slates for months, one of which we even got to manhandle way back in February. It seems the company is finally ready to deliver its ViewPads to the public thou...
03:00 pm EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget Lenovo announces U300s Ultrabook, U300 and U400 IdeaPads, we go hands-on (video)
The unchallenged reign of the MacBook Air on the thin-and-light domain is nearing an end -- the Ultrabooks are coming, and the Lenovo U300s looks to be one of the strongest competitors we've yet seen....
02:56 pm EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget Toshiba's glasses free 3D TV launches in Europe as the ZL2 this December
If you've been waiting for someone to take the glasses part out of the current 3D TV viewing experience, Toshiba has finally put a launch date on its glasses-free 3D TV. The world's first to be availa...
02:40 pm EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry Bold 9900 now available on T-Mobile, still late to the 7 OS party
We knew this day was coming, so there are no surprises here. BlackBerry's latest addition to its portrait QWERTY family, the Bold 9900, is on sale now at T-Mobile stores. The chrome trimmed, 14.4Mbps ...
02:34 pm EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget Toshiba's Portege Z830 is an ultraslim, ultrasexy Ultrabook
Ready for your first helping of Ultrabook? Because it's here. Behold: Toshiba's Portege Z830. Checking in at 2.5 pounds and 0.63 inches thick, the 13.3-inch magnesium-clad beaut that lies before you i...
02:20 pm EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget Toshiba announces AT200 tablet, 10.1-inch display and only 7.7mm thick
Looks like the Galaxy Tab 10.1 might finally have some real competition on its hands, with Toshiba announcing the AT200 tablet -- which we've been hearing rumors about for the past few days. It's a 10...
02:01 pm EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget Creative doles out Sound Blaster gaming headsets, Recon3D audio platform sound cards
Creative isn't nearly the aural force it once was, but it's still a respected name when it comes to headsets and -- gasp! -- sound cards. Here at IFA, the outfit has busted out a new range of Sound Bl...
01:40 pm EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget Amazon's @author lets you tweet, pester your favorite writers via Kindle
If the Amazon Kindle's passage-sharing Twitter integration wasn't social enough for you, the outfit just unleashed a new option: @author. The new feature uses Twitter as a springboard to connect write...
01:19 pm EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget iHome's AirPlay iW1 wireless speaker system available on September 26th, for $300
It's been a while since we first got our hands on the iW1 AirPlay, but it won't be too much longer before iHome's wireless speaker system hits the market. Yesterday, the company announced that the iW1...
12:55 pm EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget Sprint to double Upgrade Fee to $36 starting September 9th?
It's time to either find your favorite teddy bear or pinch a few hundred pennies. In today's second bout of unfortunate news coming from Overland Park, SprintFeed is reporting that we should brace our...
12:29 pm EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget Creative keeps stabbing at the MP3 market, reveals bantam ZEN X-Fi3
Another IFA, another minuscule ZEN X-Fi media player. And somehow, they manage to get less and less impressive with each passing year. This go 'round, we're looking at the ZEN X-Fi3, equipped with a 2...
11:59 am EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget Samsung Wave 3 hands-on (video)
Had enough Samsung this morning? Well, how about a little more Samsung, then. Also on the company's laundry list of new devices is the Wave, which was announced earlier this week. The Wave 3 is the hi...
11:37 am EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note hands-on (video)
How excited is Samsung about the new Galaxy Note? The company is convinced that the device heralds a whole new space for the industry, something in between the smartphone and the tablet. And what's th...
11:18 am EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 hands-on (video)
Samsung may have been talking up the Galaxy Note as the hottest new piece of hardware for this year's IFA, but it's the Galaxy Tab 7.7 that's got us really excited. The device is the latest entry in S...
09:01 am EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget Live from Samsung IFA 2011 press event
Another day, another IFA live blog. We're here, and the place is positively packed -- people are literally pushing their ways through the door to get the best seats. This is easily one of the hottest ...
09:00 am EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget Samsung's Smart TV update will feature YouTube 3D videos
Today at IFA 2011, one of Samsung's many announcements is an update to its Smart TVs that will place YouTube's library of 3D videos front and center for users to stream. So far one of the major issues...
09:00 am EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget Samsung MV800 MultiView camera hands-on (video)
There's nothing all that exciting about most point-and-shoot cameras. You point, they shoot, end of story. But Samsung has been shaking things up as of late. First, the TL220 and TL225 added a second,...
09:00 am EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget Samsung's NX200 camera: 20.3 megapixels, interchangeable lenses, full HD video
Samsung continues its camera announcements today with the NX200, a 20.3 megapixel interchangeable lens system using the company's proprietary APS-C CMOS sensor. It also features a high-speed continuou...
09:00 am EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget Samsung unveils WB750 camera, with long zoom for all your paparazzi needs
Sometimes a photographer needs to get really, really close to his or her subject. And sometimes that requires a little help from a friend. Samsung has just that situation in mind with its new WB750, w...
09:00 am EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note announced: 5.3-inch display, built-in-stylus, custom 'S Pen' apps
Until a few days ago we'd heard surprisingly little about the Galaxy Note, a handset rumored to be launching alongside the Galaxy Tab 7.7 and Wave 3 at IFA. It's ironic, really, because of all the pho...
09:00 am EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 official: dual-core 1.4GHz CPU, Android 3.2, HSPA+
Here it is, official as official gets: Samsung just announced the Galaxy Tab 7.7. As the name suggests, it has a 7.7-inch (1280 x 800) display -- specifically, a Super AMOLED Plus panel. Like so many ...
08:58 am EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget Live from Samsung IFA 2011 press event
Another day, another IFA live blog. We're here, and the place is positively packed -- people are literally pushing their ways through the door to get the best seats. This is easily one of the hottest ...
08:25 am EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget Global Internet Speedup pushes DNS opimization, wants to bring content closer to you
When you think of factors affecting Internet speed, domain name servers probably don't top your list. But a consortium including Google, OpenDNS and a number of content delivery networks believes othe...
08:25 am EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget Global Internet Speedup pushes DNS optimization, wants to bring content closer to you
When you think of factors affecting Internet speed, domain name servers probably don't top your list. But a consortium including Google, OpenDNS and a number of content delivery networks believes othe...
07:40 am EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget Zero1.tv's Voomote Zapper brings remote-controlled universality to iOS users
Back in July, we caught a glimpse of the Voomote One -- Zero1.tv's universal remote adapter for iPhone and iPod Touch users. Now, the company has just announced a slimmer, iPad compatible successor to...
06:32 am EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget Redsn0w 0.9.8b7 gets tutorial for jailbreaking iOS 5 beta 6, iOS 4.3.5 and 4.2.10
Just like the Sn0wbreeze project, redsn0w recently added support for a tethered jailbreak of iOS 5 beta 6. While support for the iPad 2 still isn't in the mix, the latest version -- 0.9.8b7 -- adds ad...
05:00 am EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget Fujifilm announces X10 camera with 12 megapixel CMOS sensor, optical viewfinder, f2 lens
Retro designs seem to be the latest thing when it comes to high-end point-and-shoot cameras, and Fujifilm is helping to lead the pack with its rather limited (and pricey) X100. The company's just-anno...
04:35 am EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget Hulu launches streaming in Japan for about $20 US monthly
Hulu may not have a new owner yet, but it does have an international presence now that it launched a subscription service in Japan today. Hulu.jp brings "hundreds of premium feature films and thousand...
04:07 am EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi confirm plans for government-backed LCD joint venture
We had a pretty clear indication that some official word was coming soon, and Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi have now confirmed that they intend to pool their LCD manufacturing efforts and form a new joint...
03:29 am EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget Boogie Board Rip eWriting pad lets you jot down notes, save and export them too
It's been a few months since Improv Electronics updated its line of Boogie Board eWriters, and tomorrow at IFA the company's set to show off its latest variant, dubbed Rip ("Record. Image. Preserve.")...
02:17 am EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget Toshiba's rumored ultra-thin tablet plays peek-a-boo at IFA?
Well, would you look at that? It appears someone just can't manage to stay out of our field of vision. The shot you see above is apparently the same ultra-thin tablet we ran across two days ago in wha...
01:51 am EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget Revo K2 is a mountainous slab of music-blasting aluminum
Revo's K2 can pull in FM, DAB and DAB+ broadcasts, stream internet radio and tunes from Last.fm. Not enough? Well you can hook up your iPod, iPhone or iPad too, and pull in music wirelessly from ...
01:28 am EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget Netflix price hike kicks in tomorrow, but you may not have to change right away
The time is running out on August, and with it goes the existence of Netflix's streaming and disc services as a single package for $7.99. Keeping both (on the 1-disc plan) will require a $15.98 payout...
12:56 am EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget New York Times envisions Microsoft Surface kitchen table, just don't spill your OJ (video)
Long since gone are the days of sitting at the breakfast table, drinking a cup of coffee and sharing the Sunday paper... or are they? The New York Time's R&D Lab is developing a "kitchen table" ba...
12:17 am EDT - Thu, September 1, 2011
Engadget UCLA creates portable microscope that uses holograms, not lenses
Instead of lugging a heavy microscope into the field, doctors and nurses in remote regions may have a more portable choice -- a lightweight microscope that replaces lenses with holograms. Researchers ...
11:45 pm EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget Windows 8 Start Menu caught on camera, shows off high-contrast design
Most anyone who's paid attention knows Windows 8 will feature some fancy tweaks, including a revamped Windows Explorer and new copy, move and rename functions. But now Redmond's given us a blink-and-y...
11:23 pm EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget iOS 5 beta 7 goes live for developers
Well, you can't say Cupertino isn't being consistent. Just like last time, Apple's gone and released a new beta of iOS 5, less than two weeks after the last one. Not much of interest pops out of build...
10:54 pm EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget EnergyHub's energy management system on sale now to American planetlovers
Those Smart Meters may not have went over so well in San Francisco, and Google may have shuttered PowerMeter just a few months ago... but that doesn't mean that Ma Earth is doomed to live a life a few...
10:36 pm EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget HTC working on Sensation special edition with Beats and 1.5GHz dual-core CPU?
Looking for a way to listen to some sensational beats? Soon, we hope to do so using a Sensation with Beats. According to a document leaked to CNET, HTC is planning a revised Special Edition of its pop...
10:12 pm EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget Movie Mount turns your iPad 2 into a serious video-making machine
We're sure there's at least one person out there who has been itching to shoot boat-loads of video with their iPad 2. Perhaps even a short film or two. After we pointed out how crazy you are, we might...
09:53 pm EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget Growing Up Geek: Richard Lawler
This picture was taken in 1985 and despite the time that's passed, the excitement I felt then holding that Atari joystick returns each and every time I plug in, boot up, or log on to find something ne...
09:31 pm EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget Sony's new A, E, and S series Walkmans to get Music Unlimited freebie
For those that haven't yet gone down the iFaithful portable media player route, there's always the Walkman. Sony officially unveiled updates to its A, S and E series line of players just last month, a...
09:09 pm EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget Nintendo's 3DS Ambassador Program line-up revealed, games available September 1st
Early 3DS adopters, your smorgasbord of throwback make-goods is now only a day away. Nintendo recently announced via its Twitter account the full line-up of ten Famicom / NES virtual console games hea...
08:48 pm EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget HTC pushes a Windows Phone through FCC, Mango launch close at hand?
Phones approved by the FCC are seldom so upfront about the OS they run on, but HTC decided to go against the status quo in its latest filing to the government agency. A quick perusal of the FCC filing...
08:27 pm EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget Toyota smashes EV record on Nurburgring, speed rivals gas-powered cars (video)
Last week, Toyota's racing team set out to break the current EV record on the Nordschleife track, part of Germany's infamous Nürburgring -- and they've done it, clocking a swift 7:47.79 seconds w...
08:08 pm EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget Google offers free calls home from Gmail for American military
Google knows how valuable our service men and women are, and how hard it is to be away from home on long tours of duty. The company is giving back where it can, by offering free calls within Gmail to ...
07:53 pm EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S hands-on (video)
The only way you missed Sony Ericsson's Xperia Arc S at today's IFA press conference, is if the slim handset happened to be turned sideways at the time. The 4.2-inch phone was the one of the bigger an...
07:28 pm EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget Toshiba Thrive to land in UK September 1st, now known as the AT100
If you're a loyal citizen of the UK anxiously awaiting a Toshiba Thrive, your sleepless nights are nearly over. The less-than-slender tablet, rebranded as the AT100, will hit the United Kingdom on Sep...
07:09 pm EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget HP promotes '$40 billion' PC business spin-off with new series of ads
Before today, HP had only expressed that it "will consider a broad range of options" for the future of its Personal Systems Group; and now, said company's released a series of ads to confirm its inten...
06:53 pm EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget Sony Walkman Mobile Entertainment Player hands-on (video)
You may well have missed it in today's deluge of Sony product announcements, but the company showed off the latest device to carry its age-old Walkman brand. The 4.3-inch handset runs Android Gingerbr...
06:46 pm EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget Offline Google Mail hands-on
One of the things that made Google apps the web-based productivity suite to beat was the ability to access your information offline using Gears. When that experiment was killed, many of us let loose a...
06:34 pm EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget Kanex's MHL HDMI adapter brings your smartphone content to an HDTV near you
Want to get content from your Samsung Galaxy S II to your HDTV, but don't want to shell out for the fancy new Toshiba Regza? Shortly after yesterday's announcement of the Australia-only WL800A, Kanex ...
06:17 pm EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget Openwave sues Apple and RIM for patent infringement
Add one more to the tally of patent lawsuits involving Apple and RIM. This time it's Openwave Systems using the license-by-litigation technique, and it's alleging that multiple devices infringe five o...
06:07 pm EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget Hands-on with the Sony Reader Wi-Fi (video)
The Sony Reader doesn't have all that large a presence here in the States, where the market is largely dominated by Amazon, and, to a lesser extent, Barnes & Noble. The Sony Reader Wi-Fi does go a...
05:58 pm EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget Skype outs Freetalk Connect-Me Home Phone Adapter, does VoIP for old fashioned handsets
If you're still sporting a landline as your main connection to the outside world, Skype's now offering a more up-to-date way to use that dusty old handset. The VoIP platform has just introduced two ne...
05:39 pm EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget CNBC: Facebook to launch music service on September 22
The headline's about all we know at the moment, but CNBC is now confidently reporting that Facebook is set to launch a music service of some sort on September 22nd, which conveniently lines up with th...
05:39 pm EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S II logs confirm NFC support for AT&T, none for Sprint
What's the point of investing $100 million in a mobile payment system if you don't have the goods to back it up? AT&T may be adopting this philosophy, beginning with the Galaxy S II. With the aid ...
05:34 pm EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget Sony HMZ-T1 headset hits IFA, we go hands-on (video)
Easily the most unusual highlight of today's Sony IFA press conference, the HMZ-T1 goes where many other companies have tried and failed. The head-mounted display, first introduced as a prototype back...
05:21 pm EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget Acer's Ultrabook S3 up for pre-order on Italian site, is this the Aspire 3951?
We caught a sneak peek of Acer's Aspire 3951 Ultrabook in the wild a few days ago, and now we have some unofficial specs and pricing to complement the svelte laptop. A report over on Notebook Italia p...
05:00 pm EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget Sony VAIO S Series review (15-inch)
It's sad to say, but most of you who are going back to school have probably already returned by now -- though if you're in class right this moment you should probably be paying attention. If you manag...
04:46 pm EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget Samsung's Series 7 Slate PC hands-on
And you thought Samsung was finished showing off its Series 7 line of PCs. Joining the gaming rig and its smaller laptop brethren is a brand new Series 7 Slate running Windows 7. It sports a 340 nit, ...
04:43 pm EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget Gmail, Google Docs and Calendar finally regain offline access
Since the death of Gears we've been, rather impatiently, awaiting the return of offline access to our Google apps. Well that day has finally come -- provided you're a Chrome fan. The fine folks in Mou...
04:00 pm EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget Engadget's back to school guide 2011: gaming
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 ...
03:41 pm EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget Sony announces VAIO L Series all-in-one PC
Sony didn't exactly dwell on it during its IFA keynote, but the company also expanded its desktop PC offerings today with its latest VAIO L Series all-in-one. This one packs a 24-inch multitouch displ...
03:12 pm EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget Sony's new Reader Wi-Fi is the world's lightest 6-inch e-reader with multitouch screen
Sony's just been showing off its Reader Store for the Android-powered Tablet S and Tablet P, but it hasn't forgotten its more eye-friendly options. Announced at IFA just now, the self-explanatory Read...
03:12 pm EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget Sony's new Reader Wi-Fi is the world's lightest 6-inch e-reader with multitouch screen (update: powered by Android)
Sony's just been showing off its Reader Store for the Android-powered Tablet S and Tablet P, but it hasn't forgotten its more eye-friendly options. Announced at IFA just now, the self-explanatory Read...
03:01 pm EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget Sprint bumps early termination fee to $350, wants to play with the big boys
Never count the little guy out. It seems Sprint's ramping up its game in preparation for the possible three-way carrier brawl lurking just out of view. In an email to PhoneScoop, the Hesse-led company...
02:36 pm EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget US government files to block proposed AT&T T-Mobile merger
You heard right. Bloomberg is reporting that the United States government (!) just filed court papers in Washington, D.C. to block the much ballyhooed tie-up between AT&T and T-Mobile USA. Oddly e...
02:36 pm EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget US government files to block proposed AT&T T-Mobile merger (update: AT&T responds!)
You heard right. Bloomberg is reporting that the United States government (!) just filed court papers in Washington, D.C. to block the much ballyhooed tie-up between AT&T and T-Mobile USA. Oddly e...
02:36 pm EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget US government files to block proposed AT&T T-Mobile merger (update: AT&T and Sprint respond!)
You heard right. Bloomberg is reporting that the United States government (!) just filed court papers in Washington, D.C. to block the much ballyhooed tie-up between AT&T and T-Mobile USA. Oddly e...
02:36 pm EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget US government files to block proposed AT&T T-Mobile merger (update: companies respond)
You heard right. Bloomberg is reporting that the United States government (!) just filed court papers in Washington, D.C. to block the much ballyhooed tie-up between AT&T and T-Mobile USA. Oddly e...
02:31 pm EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson announces Xperia Arc S at IFA, coming in October
Sony took to the stage at IFA 2011 to unveil its latest handset, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S. It appears to be a refresh of the original that was launched earlier this year. The super-slim device j...
02:30 pm EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget Sony Vaio S line gets mild refresh with second-gen Core CPUs
That slinky 13.3-inch Sony Vaio S is getting itself something of a refresh. Not much is changing about the sub-four-pound notebook -- you're looking at the same 4GB of RAM and superb battery life, eve...
02:30 pm EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget Sony Tablet S preview
Even back when it was just a sketch we were suitably intrigued by Sony's Tablet S. Then it was the "S1," a name that, indistinct as it was, still had more character and mystery than the unfortunately ...
02:30 pm EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget Sony officially renames the S2 the Tablet P, opens up about the software (video)
Compared to the S1 tablet -- make that the Tablet S -- Sony's dual-screen tab remains something of an enigma. AT&T hasn't said how much it'll cost on contract, nor do we know when it'll finally go...
02:23 pm EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget HTC's 10-inch Puccini tablet gets official as Jetstream, brings LTE and laughable price to AT&T
It's like AT&T just wants its consumers to only buy the 3G iPad. Just days after we snuck out leaked shots of the HTC Puccini, said tablet has gone official as the HTC Jetstream. As predicted, it'...
02:13 pm EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget Netgear announces Universal Push2TV HD, dual-band WiFi adapter for Blu-ray players and TVs
Not due for a laptop upgrade anytime soon? For those of you carrying on without Intel Wireless Display, Netgear just trotted out a so-called universal version of its Push2TV HD adapter that brings wir...
01:44 pm EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget Live from Sony IFA 2011 press event
What better way to kick this year's IFA conference in beautiful Berlin, Germany than a good old fashioned Sony press conference? We're getting ready to get things started here, so sit down, grab a bev...
01:31 pm EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget Panasonic shows off twin-lens 3D camera prototype, announces HDC-Z10000 3D camcorder
We're here in Berlin, covering IFA 2011, and Panasonic's getting things started by showing off a concept camera, its first with a twin-lens capable of shooting 3D stills and video. Alas, the company's...
01:03 pm EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget We're live from IFA 2011!
Guten tag, Berlin! We'll be sending you live updates from the German capital all this week as we explore IFA, the country's absolutely monstrous consumer electronics trade show. This year, 3D, smartph...
12:59 pm EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget Siemens shows off iPad-controlled homeConnect appliances
You use your mobile device for pretty much everything these days, right? So why not the kitchen? That was part of Siemens' pitch today at IFA -- the ability to control your cooking and dish washing fr...
12:31 pm EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget Windows Phone 7 Mango will play nicer with Macs, update your Connector app now
Windows Phone 7.5 will be wearing more Mac-friendly pajamas when it comes. Microsoft's Connector app just got updated to Version 2.0 and it enables both Marketplace support and ringtone transfers for ...
12:00 pm EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget Xbox 360 modders claim CPU hack, make it party like an N64 (video)
The security system built into the 360's motherboard has more layers than an onion, which is why previous hacks have generally focused on the optical drive instead. But a couple of circuit breakers na...
11:00 am EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget Garmin launches StreetPilot onDemand iPhone app, offers transit schedules
Garmin is best known for its in-car navigation systems, but today delved deeper into the realm of personal navigation with a brand new iPhone app for the eternally lost. For a dollar, you'll get stand...
09:22 am EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget Toshiba's new Regza WL800A HDTV hooks up with your smartphone via MHL
The MHL Consortium wants to banish HDMI ports from our phones in favor of its Mobile High-Definition Link connection, and the tech has found its way into handsets like the GSII and the EVO 3D. But unt...
08:09 am EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget ComScore calls Android top dog, Apple pulls further ahead of RIM
According to ComScore, out of the 82.2 million people in the US with a smartphone (up ten percent from last quarter), Android came in first as the biggest platform yet again, capturing a whopping 41.8...
06:55 am EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget iPad dock shopping cart keeps footie fans and their other halves happy
British football fans agree on very few things: how much everyone likes Jimmy Bullard, Arséne Wenger's need to buy a proper centre-half and how painful it is to be dragged out shopping just bef...
06:00 am EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget Scosche's RDTX-PRO for iPhone and iPod touch detects radiation, funds charities
Scoshe already offers a fairly impressive range of mobile accessories, but its now branched out into some uncharted territory with its latest offering. The company has just announced its new RDTX-PRO ...
05:29 am EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget Sony's head-mounted 3D visor is real, HMZ-T1 arrives in Japan November 11th
Remember that crazy wearable 3D display concept Sony was showing off at CES 2011? Turns out the company is actually going to make it, and the HMZ-T1 is scheduled to be released in Japan on November 11...
04:54 am EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget Samsung launches YP-R2, YP-Z3, MP3 HD compatible PMPs
Samsung has had its sights set on a PMP with MP3 HD support for some time now -- first announcing (and later killing) the IceTouch in 2010, and now launching the YP-R2 and YP-Z3 in markets including R...
04:02 am EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget Hillcrest Labs\' Scoop Pointer is decidedly less loopy than its predecessor
\n\nRemember the ringtastic Loop that motion control manufacturer Hillcrest Labs introed back in 2009? The Scoop Pointer is its more straightforward followup, an in-air mouse with six-axis control, ni...
04:02 am EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget Hillcrest Labs' Scoop Pointer is decidedly less loopy than its predecessor
Remember the ringtastic Loop that motion control manufacturer Hillcrest Labs introed back in 2009? The Scoop Pointer is its more straightforward followup, an in-air mouse with six-axis control, nine p...
03:38 am EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget Firefox for Honeycomb UI shown off, inching closer to a tablet near you
The Mozilla team has been quietly toiling to bring Firefox to a mid-sized screen near you. It's already a perpetual favorite on the desktop and has made a bit of a splash on Android phones, now the gr...
03:02 am EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget Acer's Aspire 5749 MeeGo notebook gets a Sandy Bridge core, hails from Deutschland
MeeGo running on an Acer notebook? Hardly surprising stuff. Pairing that OS with a Sandy Bridge CPU, however, is something to take note of. Contradicting Acer's past claims that the company would only...
02:33 am EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget Samsung GT-i9220 confirmed as smartphone with dual-band WiFi, specs remain in rumorville
Samsung's GT-i9220 has been swirling through the rumor mills for a while now, and we've seen tons of conflicting reports regarding this little monster. While its specifications remain shaky at best, a...
02:00 am EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget Samsung unveils Series 7 laptops, we go hands-on
One of Samsung's Series 7 laptops was outed not long ago, but that PC was made for fragging, while the rest in this line of laptops is meant for more pedestrian purposes. The new members of the family...
01:14 am EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 263 - 08.30.2011
We had plenty to talk about on this week's Engadget HD Podcast but first we had some internal business to attend to with our BTS giveaway (you're entered right?) and Fantasy Football trash talking. Af...
12:57 am EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget Nissan Leaf mod offers more accurate battery status, less streamlined interior
Car mods come in many forms -- including, even, a piece of cardboard with some switches and an LED display. The car being modded in this case is the Nissan Leaf, and the mod in question (still in its ...
12:35 am EDT - Wed, August 31, 2011
Engadget LG launches 'RoboKing Triple Eye' smartphone-controlled vacuuming robot
You won't have to leave your post on the couch, but you will have to lift a finger to your smartphone in order to tidy up with LG's 'RoboKing Triple Eye' VR6180VMNV robot vacuum. Unlike it's purple co...