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10:15 pm EDT - Sun, October 30, 2011
Engadget Roku adds more games, cleans up the PQ on its latest streamers
Don't think Roku is sitting back on its laurels after rolling out a slew of new hardware including the Roku 2 family and the new, low end Roku LT. As promised, it has issued a firmware update enabling...
08:12 pm EDT - Sun, October 30, 2011
Engadget Volta BCN electric motorcycle announced, set to go on sale in Q2 2012
Your all-electric motorcycle options are getting more and more plentiful these days, and it looks like you'll soon have yet another option consider. Volta Motorbikes officially announced its new Volta...
06:06 pm EDT - Sun, October 30, 2011
Engadget Royal Society opens its archives to the web, is less elitist than the name suggests
Get ready science nerds, you're about to get a lifetime's worth of reading material for free. The venerable Royal Society, the over 350-year-old British scientific organization, has just opened up its...
03:41 pm EDT - Sun, October 30, 2011
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of October 24, 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...
01:23 pm EDT - Sun, October 30, 2011
Engadget Bright House TV app brings rebranded Time Warner Cable TV to the iPad
Congratulations Bright House Networks customers, your off-brand Time Warner Cable experience now includes live TV streaming on your iPad. The Bright House TV tablet app has hit iTunes and is, unsurpri...
11:15 am EDT - Sun, October 30, 2011
Engadget Samsung to offer flexible displays in 2012, challenges Nokia to a twist contest
Flexible displays? Samsung's got 'em, too. A few days after Nokia showed off its Kinetic Device prototype under the blue lights of Nokia World, Samsung made mention of its own plans to unleash some be...
09:13 am EDT - Sun, October 30, 2011
Engadget Telsa Roadster to return in 2014, 3-Series fighter in the works
Didn't have enough time to count 10 million pennies before the original Tesla Roadster went out of production? Well you're in luck, because there'll be a successor. Space cadet and entrepreneur extrao...
09:13 am EDT - Sun, October 30, 2011
Engadget Tesla Roadster to return in 2014, 3-Series fighter in the works
Didn't have enough time to count 10 million pennies before the original Tesla Roadster went out of production? Well you're in luck, because there'll be a successor. Space cadet and entrepreneur extrao...
07:34 am EDT - Sun, October 30, 2011
Engadget Siri port now talking to Apple servers, avoiding Cydia
A little cajoling from a clever developer got Siri talking to the iPhone 4 and the iPad, but Apple's tight-lipped servers kept the conversation effectively one-sided. The last-gen port was still missi...
07:13 am EDT - Sun, October 30, 2011
Engadget Lenovo's upcoming LePhone S2 seen running Android as well as Windows Phone, looks confused
We're not quite sure what's going on here: you see, Lenovo's been cosying up to Android for its smartphones and tablets all this time, so we were a bit surprised when one of its product managers poste...
05:11 am EDT - Sun, October 30, 2011
Engadget Facebook testing 'Trusted Friends' feature, the password unlock we hope you never have to use
Here's a situation: you create a Facebook account. You fall in love with said account. You're on it all day, every single day. And then, your computer explodes. You go to login on a new machine, and y...
02:35 am EDT - Sun, October 30, 2011
Engadget Ask Engadget: best streaming music solution?
We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is coming to us from Katie, who is totally down with...
01:07 am EDT - Sun, October 30, 2011
Engadget myPlex makes streaming your media simple, gives you one queue to rule them all
Plex is one of the more popular solutions to the problem of how to get all that (legally downloaded, of course) media sitting on your home PC to your various devices for consumption. But, like many of...
12:12 am EDT - Sun, October 30, 2011
Engadget Ford's Driver Alert System keeps you in the right lane, recommends java on occasion
It ain't the first automaker to do so, but Ford's taking a step in the 'stay in your own lane!' direction with a new technology package for the Explorer. The Driver Alert System is slated to launch in...
11:04 pm EDT - Sat, October 29, 2011
Engadget Apple reportedly acquires C3 Technologies, iOS Maps overhaul on the horizon?
Last we saw of C3 Technologies' 3D mapping software it was making an appearance on Sony Ericsson's X10, but if 9 to 5 Mac turns out to be right, its next stop could be the iPhone. According to the pub...
10:21 pm EDT - Sat, October 29, 2011
Engadget Not so ultimate Ultrabook: MacBook Air KIRF features mini-HDMI port, 3.5 hour battery life
Hey, who wiped the MacBook Air logo off? Nah, we're kidding -- it's a KIRF. Sure, Apple's svelte 13-incher may have a duo of USB ports and an SD card slot, but this rig adds in a 3-in-1 card reader an...
09:17 pm EDT - Sat, October 29, 2011
Engadget HP's Todd Bradley refutes webOS shutdown rumors
HP's Todd Bradley showed up on Bloomberg last night for a quick round of webOS damage control. Following a report from the The Guardian, saying the company would in fact kill the webOS division, Bradl...
08:38 pm EDT - Sat, October 29, 2011
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 110 - 10.29.2011
Didn't get enough of Myriam on the Classic podcast this week? Yeah, neither did we. Get spooky and join us as we geek out extra-hard with fellow Nokia fanboy Steve Litchfield, won't you?Host: Myriam J...
07:19 pm EDT - Sat, October 29, 2011
Engadget Nokia World 2011 wrap-up
Nokia had something to prove at its annual event, and an eight-month turnaround of its smartphone arm is certainly nothing to be sniffed at. While Nokia's first Windows Phone devices were undoubtably ...
06:11 pm EDT - Sat, October 29, 2011
Engadget Poll: What's broken (or working) for you in iOS 5?
If you haven't updated to iOS 5 by now, let's face it: you never will. It's cool. We get it. Some of us are still using Netscape, too. For the rest of the iOS universe, though, iOS 5 has almost certai...
04:02 pm EDT - Sat, October 29, 2011
Engadget Insert Coin: Ray solar charger adheres to your window, basks in the sunlight
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject lin...
01:33 pm EDT - Sat, October 29, 2011
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of October 24, 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 Octo...
10:51 am EDT - Sat, October 29, 2011
Engadget Jolicloud heads to the actual cloud, Joli OS gets open-sourced
Mum's been the word from the Jolicloud camp over the past few months -- summer vacation, we get it -- but the company has apparently been working quite diligently on what's next: the "new Jolicloud pl...
08:14 am EDT - Sat, October 29, 2011
Engadget Olly: the web-connected robot that converts pings to odors
What if there were a way to add smells to the things you see every single day on the internet? To some, just the thought of that there scenario would induce nausea. To others -- primarily those who sp...
05:48 am EDT - Sat, October 29, 2011
Engadget The touch, the feel of cotton, the fabric of our... transistors
Transistors of all shapes and sizes form the foundation of just about every electronic gadget under the sun, and similarly, cotton clothing is a key component of a well-rounded wardrobe. It was only a...
03:37 am EDT - Sat, October 29, 2011
Engadget New high-precision eye surgery robot helps doctors stay sharp
A researcher at the Netherland's University of Technology has invented a new type of eye surgery robot designed to steady the ophthalmologist's hands and minimize error -- always a good thing when it ...
02:38 am EDT - Sat, October 29, 2011
Engadget Google gets ready to play traditional TV, preps original YouTube channels
From rumors to reality: YouTube is taking a crack at original programing. Sources close to the Wall Street Journal say that the streaming outfit is partnering with a broad mix of media firms, producti...
01:44 am EDT - Sat, October 29, 2011
Engadget IDC: Samsung, ZTE see jump in mobile shipments, Apple slides to fifth place
Q3 earnings reports have been pouring in over the past few days, which means it's time to check in with IDC on the state of the mobile market. The research firm's latest report, released today, is som...
12:08 am EDT - Sat, October 29, 2011
Engadget HP 'officially' out of TouchPads, Best Buy can still help you out
Looks like the tablet that wouldn't die is finally dead -- well, kind of sort, for now. HP sent out a note to let the world know that it's "officially out of stock" of the zombie TouchPad. It's not al...
11:02 pm EDT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Engadget Nintendo's eShop plans: premium DLC, game demos, smartphone shopping, relevancy
Nintendo's latest earnings report may be a litany of woe, but at least the outfit's semi-annual financial results briefing bore good news: the 3DS eShop is about to get a kick in the pants. Today's 3D...
10:17 pm EDT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Engadget BYD's e6 goes on sale in China, still mulling trek across Pacific
While it has yet to show up stateside as promised, that hasn't stopped BYD from beginning consumer sales of its EV back home in China. Shenzhen citizens are finally getting a crack at owning an e6 aft...
09:33 pm EDT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Engadget LightSquared partners with PCTEL on antenna 'fix' for GPS interference issue
It's the problem that won't go away for LightSquared, and one that has prompted a number of different "fixes" and "solutions." The latest, as announced by the LTE wholesaler last month, is an actual h...
09:01 pm EDT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Engadget ARMv8 detailed: 64-bit architecture, AppliedMicro first in line
Thought Windows on ARM was snazzy? Have a gander at this. The outfit's forthcoming ARMv8 architecture, the first ARM architecture to include a 64-bit instruction set, has just been detailed, with a go...
08:21 pm EDT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Engadget Growing up Geek: Dave Altavilla
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 the Editor in Chief of HotHardware, Dav...
08:00 pm EDT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 5PM ET!
Nokia, Nokia. Who's there? Lumia. Lumia who? Stay tuned this afternoon to learn the answer, even though we're not promising the funniest punchline in the world. What we can promise you, however, is in...
07:41 pm EDT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Engadget Did the Nokia Lumia 710 pass through the FCC?
Lookee here, it's the other new Windows Phone-packing Nokia handset. No, not that one, this is the Lumia 710 -- you know, the budget phone with the 3.7-inch LCD and those colorful backplates. The Mang...
07:00 pm EDT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Engadget Behind the Glass: a detailed tour inside the Samsung Galaxy Note
While the Samsung Galaxy Note might be a behemoth of a phone (or is it a phablet?), momma always taught us that it's what's on the inside that really counts. But first we need to get to know the devic...
06:42 pm EDT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Engadget Samsung Focus S, Focus Flash geared up for a November 6th release
If you've been concentrating on which Windows Phones are coming out this fall, here's two more to add to your meditating mind: the Samsung Focus S and its little brother, the Focus Flash, are heading ...
06:24 pm EDT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Engadget The Guardian: HP shutdown of webOS division said to be 'imminent'
Could the writing have already been on the wall for webOS when former VP of worldwide developer relations Richard Kerris left HP for Nokia this week? While nothing is yet confirmed, The Guardian is no...
06:00 pm EDT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Engadget Apogee Jam guitar adapter review
Musicians have long needed ways to catalog ideas and capture rough recordings of new material without the anchor that is a full-fledged recording setup. Apogee offers just that with its Jam guitar ada...
05:40 pm EDT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Engadget Engadget Podcast 262 - 10.28.2011
Nokia World: it's like Disney World with a funny accent and with higher pixel density. And we've got the whole scoop, with help of the mobi-omniscient Myriam Joire. The Engadget Podcast: dial it up!Ho...
05:21 pm EDT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Engadget White Galaxy Note appears, developers wanted to pen third-party apps for its stylus
We've already inspected every inch of Samsung's big bad phone-tablet hybrid, but a soupçon of extra news has trickled out from the Galaxy Note's bombastic launch event in London yesterday. Thos...
04:55 pm EDT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Engadget Apple's lossless ALAC goes open source, it's like FLAC for iPods
Well, it's not nearly as exciting as a new iPhone, but Apple recently announced a bit of news that will set people in certain circles abuzz. The company's lossless audio codec, ALAC, is going open sou...
04:27 pm EDT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Engadget How Arduino got its start: a behind the scenes revelation
Plenty of tales have cropped up through the years focusing on the roots of Arduino -- a tiny circuit board that holds a special place in the heart of every modern-day DIYer -- but a recent expose from...
04:13 pm EDT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Engadget Xbox Companion app for WP7 shown off at Nokia World, leaks Vudu integration (video)
Even if you're not planning on picking up one of Espoo's latest handsets, Microsoft is also on the scene at Nokia World 2011 giving live demos of the upcoming Xbox Companion remote app for Windows Pho...
03:51 pm EDT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Engadget FCC Fridays: October 27, 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...
03:33 pm EDT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Engadget Ubuntu and Dell rekindle their love, in China
In 2007 Dell started a highly publicized experiment with loading Ubuntu on some of its machines. Suffice to say, it wasn't a resounding success -- despite Michael Dell's ringing endorsement. Though th...
03:00 pm EDT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Engadget Google TV, take two, arrives next week with Honeycomb, Android Market
It has been a long year for Google TV. The first (and only, so far) round of hardware started shipping in October 2010 and at the time, promised the Android Marketplace with its wealth of third party ...
02:25 pm EDT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Engadget MadCatz proves its soul still burns with Soul Calibur V Arcade FightStick Soul Edition
If you're a fan of arcade-style fighting games, you're surely hip to MadCatz's FightStick Tournament Edition for PS3 and Xbox 360. As it's done with Street Fighter in the past, the company is back wit...
01:59 pm EDT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Engadget AUO's flexible e-paper to take on Stretch Armstrong in battle of the bendiest
There's nothing better than unplugging on a Sunday afternoon with a newspaper and a cup of Joe, which is exactly what AU Optronics hopes to facilitate with its 6-inch Rollable Organic TFT E-paper. We'...
01:37 pm EDT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Engadget Samsung claims top spot in global smartphone shipments for Q3 2011, Apple slips to number two
On this edition of As The Smartphone World Turns..., we've got Samsung violently snatching victory from the jaws of Apple, claiming its spot at the top of global smartphone vendors once more. Dramatic...
01:15 pm EDT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Engadget Engadget Distro Issue 10: It's alive! And ready for download
They're creepy, they're kooky, they're your favorite Frankengadgets and they've invaded the latest issue of Engadget Distro. But fear not, this edition of our fine weekly isn't all about chopping and ...
12:54 pm EDT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Engadget Escort's SmartCord Live brings radar detection, KRS-One to your smartphone (video)
Evading the long arm of the law, as we all know, is infinitely easier with a radar detector onboard -- and even easier if said detector is hooked up to a cloud. That's the idea behind the SmartCord Li...
12:33 pm EDT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Engadget Mystery Motorola devices headed for Verizon, could be the long-awaited Xoom 2s?
Is Big Red gearing up for a tag team Moto tablet refresh? From the looks of this internal screen grab (and the oodles of pre-release leaks), that may very well be the case. Despite the lack of officia...
11:59 am EDT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Engadget ITG xpPhone 2 to get some Windows 8 love, starts living large in January
Let's be honest: with the size of a brick and a relatively short battery life, it's no surprise that ITG's xpPhone hasn't quite dominated the smartphone market since its launch back in November. In fa...
11:15 am EDT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note review
Remember the display on your first mobile phone? If you've been chatting on the go for as long as we have, it was probably barely big enough to fit a complete telephone number -- let alone a contact n...
10:10 am EDT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Engadget Korean researchers create stretchy transistors made of graphene
Graphene's greatness comes from its flexibility, both figurative -- you can make everything from transparent speakers to stain resistant pants with the stuff -- and literal. And now researchers in Kor...
09:34 am EDT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Engadget Garmin announces FR70 fitness watches to keep you on track
Looking to keep those New Year's resolutions past the first week of January in 2012? Garmin's out to help you stay the course with its FR70 fitness watches for both guy and gals. Using this trainer's ...
08:19 am EDT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Engadget Pure Music looks to give Spotify a run for its money, but only in the UK
If you're looking to save a little coin on your Adele streaming habits, Pure Music may be worth a look. Beginning in December, you can have millions of songs at your fingertips for £4.99 (about ...
07:15 am EDT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Engadget Warpia's StreamHD Value Edition does wireless USB to HDMI on the (kinda) cheap
Were you intrigued by Warpia's StreamHD, but turned off by its $170 price? Well maybe the new Value Edition (or VE to the cool kids) will make you crack open that piggy bank. At $130 we still wouldn't...
06:11 am EDT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Engadget Microsoft: Windows Phone Mango now being delivered to '100 percent' of compatible devices
We just heard last week that the Windows Phone Mango update was available on nearly every compatible device, and Microsoft has now made things completely official. In a post on the Windows Phone blog ...
05:07 am EDT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Engadget Amazon's gift card restriction patent: puts some thought in your otherwise thoughtless present
We all have that one friend or family member that's nigh impossible to shop for, whether it's because they have everything or like nothing. Gift cards are the quick and dirty solution to this gifting ...
04:03 am EDT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Engadget Murata Manufacturing shows off self-balancing electric walking aid
Walking assistants of the future come in all shapes and sizes -- from exoskeletons to high-tech walkers -- and you can now also this electric walking aid from Murata Manufacturing to the list of possi...
02:54 am EDT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Engadget iHome iW1 AirPlay wireless audio system finally available now, again, sort of
Remember back to September 26th when iHome's iW1 AirPlay speaker was supposed to be available? Curiously, the company's website continually listed the $300 system as "coming soon" (at least the times ...
01:57 am EDT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Engadget Samsung's Q3 2011 overall profit falls despite incredible phone sales
Ready for more dollars and cents earnings news? It's Samsung's turn, and when it comes to phones the news couldn't be better, where it notched an operating profit of $2.3 billion on record sales. Unfo...
01:31 am EDT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Engadget Microsoft cracks open a window to the future, anticipates our laziness (video)
In the future, we'll all be slaves to rectangles. No, really. Well, at least that's the prognosis, albeit sanitized, Microsoft has slickly pieced together in its Productivity Future Vision concept vid...
12:24 am EDT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Engadget $35 Aakash Android tablet gets the hands-on treatment
While everyone was in a tizzy about Amazon's $199 Kindle Fire price point, the Indian government was busily working to help bring out the $35 Aakash Android tablet. The tablet was developed with simil...
12:01 am EDT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Engadget Archon Genomics X Prize offers up $10 million for sequencing 100 human genomes
Sure, we've come to love the X Prize for all of its crazy futuristic car building and moon racing contests, but the latest competition is decidedly smaller -- at least in one sense. For the Archon Gen...
11:35 pm EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget Nokia N8 clicks its heels three times, finds a Symbian Anna service pack update
What's a megabyte and is heading to the Nokia N8? Surprisingly, it's a service pack update for Symbian Anna. It's not too often wonderful things come in small packages, but we appreciate the fast down...
10:57 pm EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget FCC's 'Connect America Fund' redirects phone fees to provide rural broadband
The Federal Communications Commission has just unveiled a new plan that'll overhaul an $8 billion fund that's currently used to "subsidize phone service in rural areas and for the poor," pointing that...
10:31 pm EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget HP to announce ARM-based servers next month, throw Intel a curveball
Sources close to Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal say that HP is primed to help ARM wrestle its way into the server game next month, citing unannounced plans that may challenge Intel's corner on ...
10:06 pm EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget Self-moving robot leads automatons in impending robot apocalypse (video)
Just in time for All Hallow's Eve shenanigans, scientists at MIT's DARPA and Boeing funded Chembots program have just introduced an uber creepy self-propelling robot quite capable of leading the robot...
09:39 pm EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget AMD reports $1.69 billion in revenue for Q3, net income of $97 million
Things were starting to look pretty bleak in Q2 for AMD, but Q3 is an entirely different story. The company reported a revenue of $1.69 billion, up 7-percent from last quarter. More importantly, net i...
09:31 pm EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget Boxee updates iPad app to version 1.2, adds global Spotify support
It's only been a couple of months since Boxee unleashed its much anticipated iPad app, but the company has already come out with that much needed update to version 1.2. With the upgrade, users will be...
09:21 pm EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget Redbox's $1 per night DVD rentals jump to $1.20 October 31st, Blu-ray and games stay the same
While its movie rental rivals Netflix and Blockbuster have struggled for varying reasons recently, it seemed like Redbox could be just the ticket for thrifty renters. That may be tougher now that it h...
08:59 pm EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget University of Minnesota researchers flex the mind's muscle, steer CG choppers
You've undoubtedly been told countless times by cheerleading elders that anything's possible if you put your mind to it. Turns out, those sagacious folks were spot on, although we're pretty sure this ...
08:41 pm EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Podcast, live at 5:00PM ET!
Tim and Brian have escaped another Engadget Show mostly unscathed, and now it's time to get back to the wild, unpredictable world of audio podcasting. This time out, they'll be joined by Myriam, direc...
08:32 pm EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget Motorola Mobility reports $3.3 billion in revenue and $32 million net loss, offers more details on Google buyout
Just in time for the company to acquired by Google, Motorola Mobility is beginning to right the ship, as evidenced by today's quarterly earnings report. The company reported total net revenues of $3.3...
08:07 pm EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget HP will keep PC division, hope alive
There's been plenty of speculation about what the future holds for HP and its Personal Systems Group -- a group that CEO Leo Apotheker seemed intent to shed -- but the crew now led by CEO Meg Whitman ...
08:01 pm EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget Google+ learns about trending topics, photo filters and how to appease Google Apps users
Still having a blast adding people into circles? Well hold on tight, because Mountain View just introduced some worthy upgrades to its social network. First up is a new feature dubbed "What's Hot" whi...
07:38 pm EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget Samsung makes Galaxy Nexus release date official, available in the UK on November 17th
October's dizzying spate of high-end smartphone announcements gave us plenty of pizzazz, but not much in the way of release date meat. Well, that's about to change for those of you craving an Ice Crea...
07:18 pm EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget Electric DeLorean DMC-12 prototype goes round and round (and round) in test drive video
It's already clear that you're selling everything you own in an effort to purchase a 2013 DeLorean DMC-12 EV (and in turn, apply for a home tax deduction when you begin to live out of it), but what ha...
06:55 pm EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget Office of Fair Trading gives thumbs up to Amazon's purchase of The Book Depository
Amazon may have faced stiff opposition to its plans to acquire British online bookseller The Book Depository, but one of those not standing in its path is the Office of Fair Trading. Over protests fro...
06:31 pm EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget NASA's Mars rover Curiosity gains DAN apparatus, new lust for water
"You can think of DAN as a reconnaissance instrument." That's a quote from Igor Mitrofanov of the Space Research Institute, Russia, who is being deemed the "principal investigator" of the Dynamic Albe...
06:00 pm EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget Motorola Atrix 2 review
We've seen a lot of game-changing devices this year, haven't we? 2011 has already witnessed the first Honeycomb tablets, the influx of LTE and the introduction of a boatload of smartphones with dual-c...
05:46 pm EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget Nokia City Scene is Street View for your N9, mostly works in the US where you can't get one
Worried that the lack of Street View functionality is going to spoil your impending N9 honeymoon? Fret not MeeGo fans, as Espoo's Labs outfit is here to save the day with Nokia City Scene. The Navteq-...
05:31 pm EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget Sony PS Vita First Edition Bundle up for pre-order, lets North American buyers snag it one week early
The United States may not be getting the PS Vita at first, but that doesn't mean you can't be the first kid on your block to own one. Sony took to its US PlayStation Blog today, unveiling its First Ed...
05:14 pm EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget Canon S100 hands-on (video)
We managed to sneak in a bit of hands-on time with the Powershot S100 here at PhotoPlus in Manhattan.The followup to Canon's S95 is a fairly slick point-and-shoot. It's not the most compact camera in ...
04:58 pm EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget Logitech Revue on sale promising 'new & improved' Google TV with Android 3.1, Market
Well, well, what do we have here? These Logitech Revue boxes just hit the sales floor of a major electronics retailer, prominently sporting "New & Improved: Google TV with Android 3.1 and Android ...
04:58 pm EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget Logitech Revue on sale promising 'new & improved' Google TV with Android 3.1, Market (Update: Logitech responds)
Well, well, what do we have here? These Logitech Revue boxes just hit the sales floor of a major electronics retailer, prominently sporting "New & Improved: Google TV with Android 3.1 and Android ...
04:42 pm EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget Windows Phone Apollo coming 'middle of next year,' says Nokia VP
A top Nokia exec just confirmed the much-rumored schedule for the next Windows Phone update, codenamed Apollo. Michael Halbherr, Executive VP for Location and Commerce, told us that it'll launch in mi...
04:36 pm EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget Rotor Concept HPQ-1 quadcopter eyes-on (video)
We're here at the PhotoPlus show in New York, and as usual, the stranger products are being showcased on the outskirts of the show. A company called Rotor Concept out of Southern California was showin...
04:23 pm EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget Motorola Droid 4 exposed to our wandering eyes, comes with LTE in tow?
We were just a tad disappointed when the Motorola Droid 3 came out without Verizon's signature LTE logo on the back, but a mere three months later the QWERTY slider is back with a new model that shoul...
04:00 pm EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget Grace One City e-motorbike review
There comes a time in nearly every person's life when they need to get up, get out the door and get to work. Some drive, some walk, some take one form of public transportation or another -- but a nobl...
03:46 pm EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget Nokia's N9 gets its tap-to-pair on with the Play 360 Bluetooth speaker (video)
Oh, Meego, we barely knew ye. Yet, the Finnish OS that could continues to shower us with glimpses of what might've been... more widespread, that is. At least we have the consolation prize of seeing yo...
03:36 pm EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget Richard Kerris moves from HP to Nokia, becomes Global Head of Developer Relations
Well, that certainly didn't take long. Just a couple of days after leaving HP to "pursue an opportunity outside of the company," ex-VP of Worldwide Developer Relations for webOS Richard Kerris has now...
03:27 pm EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget HTC Raider 4G LTE available on Rogers today, Bell's version coming soon
Now that both Rogers and Bell have alive and kickin' LTE networks, it's high time we see a full lineup on them, right? HTC's doing its part, at least, by offering the Raider 4G LTE (aka Holiday), a de...
03:23 pm EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget Future Nokia phones repellent, says water (video)
Nokia's latest "super" hydrophobic coating doesn't take half-measures. This new technology binds a layer of nanotech magic to the surface of its devices that literally bounces liquids away. Although w...
03:02 pm EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget Nokia Drive with MirrorLink on Toyota Touch Life hands-on (video)
Just a few meters from the entrance to Nokia World at London's sprawling ExCel Exhibition Centre, we found a Toyota iQ compact with Nokia branding on the door. And in the dash was Toyota's new Touch L...
02:40 pm EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget HTC Rhyme review
The HTC Rhyme is one of the newest additions to the Verizon wireless line-up, setting itself apart from the rest of the family since it's specifically for women -- or hipsters who like purple. This ti...
02:21 pm EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget Multi-gigabit wireless broadband within our grasp, capped data plans laugh in our face
Bring it on, LTE-Advanced. In case you've been looking for ways to eat up your capped data plan any faster, a researcher from Samsung proclaims that speeds up to 5.5gbps (yes, with a g) might be reach...
01:56 pm EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget UK court orders ISP to block Newzbin 2 filesharing site within two weeks, Hollywood smiles
Pirates just can't catch a break these days. Way back in July, a British judge ordered telecom company BT to block its subscribers from visiting a site called Newzbin 2, on the grounds that the ISP ha...
01:34 pm EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget Nokia Lumia 800 unboxed: we shed some light on what's inside
We managed to grab enough time with the Lumia 800's retail innards here at Nokia World, revealing some welcome extras including a flexible rubberized case for that affectionate lump of polycarbonate. ...
01:14 pm EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget Porsche Design P'9981 BlackBerry provides a long-awaited design jolt, compensates for a lot
Remember that downright futuristic BlackBerry we spied back in September? Say hello, all over again. RIM and Porsche (of all companies) have just taken the official wraps off of the Porsche Design P'9...
01:02 pm EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget Nature Valley creating Street View-style tour of National Parks, chews through countless granola bars to do so
"There's a good reason why Street View is done in cars." That's a quote from Mat Bisher, associate creative director at McCann, who is teaming up with granola connoisseur Nature Valley in order to del...
12:29 pm EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget Sports Tracker racing toward Windows Phone for November release
Love Windows Phone, sweating and tracking personal statistics? Good news! Sports Tracker is celebrating Nokia week by announcing the upcoming availability of its exercise-logging app for Microsoft's m...
12:02 pm EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget Google Music mobile landing page hints tunes are coming to the Android Market
Sadly, we weren't able to replicate the screenshot above but, if it's legit, it could mean that a Google Music store is right around the corner. Reports are coming in that visiting music.google.com on...
11:37 am EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget OCZ RevoDrive Hybrid review roundup: a speedy and spacious storage solution
Ever since we spent some time with OCZ's RevoDrive Hybrid back at Computex, we eagerly awaited its arrival so that it could be put through its paces. Well, the time has come for the $500 storage mongr...
10:49 am EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget Motorola Pro+ 4G rides into Canada November 7th, will kick off shoes and stay a while
We knew it was planning to grace Europe and Asia with its presence this month, but now we're hearing the Motorola Pro+ 4G is ready to make its North American debut at Bell Canada. We're not seein...
09:54 am EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget Samsung's SCH-i929 and SCH-W999 dual-screen clamshell get certified in China
Ready for a heavy dose of Android this morning? Then enjoy this Samsung double whammy freshly delivered from China. On the left we have the China Telecom-branded SCH-i929, a 9.7mm-thick handset featur...
09:14 am EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget Dell Latitude ST tablet gets official with vague press release, dead links (video)
Remember that Latitude ST that Dell gave us a sneak peek at earlier in the week? Well it's slowly inching its way towards an official release, appearing on Dell's Corporate Blog early this morning. Th...
08:28 am EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget Nintendo posts first half loss in earnings report, slashes forecast yet again
Nintendo's latest earnings report may be one of its most forgettable. The company posted a net loss of ¥70.27 billion ($923 million) this morning, in a report covering the first six months of the ...
07:40 am EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget Spotify comes to MeeGo to help keep your N9 company
Looking to bring the gift of song to your new, somewhat limited edition Nokia N9? Good news, Spotify is offering itself up to the MeeGo gods, bringing its music streaming services to the slick handset...
07:02 am EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget Sony to buy out Ericsson's stake in joint venture, call it quits after ten years
We all saw it coming and, sure enough, it's finally happened. After all the rumors and opaque comments, Sony has just bought out Ericsson's share of Sony Ericsson, effectively assuming ownership of th...
06:45 am EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget LSI acquires SandForce for $370 million, looks to step up its SSD game
SandForce has been behind many an SSD in its day, but it looks like it's finally about to settle down, and get hitched. Yesterday, LSI announced plans to acquire the flash storage company, as part of ...
06:25 am EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget Skifta leaves beta, streams media to and from your Android device wherever you may be
When we first saw Skifta back in February, it was a pretty neat app for beaming media on your phone to other DLNA capable devices in your home. Well, now it's left beta and added a new trick to it rep...
05:35 am EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Nexus confirmed to have 'fortified glass,' not Gorilla Glass
For all the talk of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in recent days, there's still quite a few questions surrounding the flagship Ice Cream Sandwich phone. Last week we learned that the phone's 4.65-inch scre...
04:36 am EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget Lumia 710 makes an appearance on Nokia's US site without its Windows Phone counterpart
When Nokia made it known that the Meego-running N9 wouldn't be making any official tour to the US, the sound of crushed dreams could be faintly heard in households across the nation. Would the newly-a...
03:55 am EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget Robot dragon teaches kids language skills, battles impulse to terrorize city
Did you have trouble learning language skills at a young age? It's probably because you didn't have the right teacher. And by "the right teacher," we mean the right robotic dragon, naturally. This cud...
03:17 am EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget Warner pushes 28-day new release delay on Blockbuster, matches Redbox and Netflix
We suppose it's good news / bad news for Blockbuster. The good news is that after going through bankruptcy and being sold, Warner Bros. has decided it's healthy enough to take on the competition on ev...
02:40 am EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget Verizon throws Galaxy Nexus signup page live, claims exclusivity
In case you were still wondering, yes, the Galaxy Nexus is Verizon bound. We certainly didn't need to see another signup page to tell us that, but if you find your way to Verizon's mailing list form t...
02:02 am EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget Angry Birds to ride Russian rockets into space, follow iPads bound for bored cosmonauts
Slingshots and unbridled rage might be enough to launch Rovio's furious fowl across the battlefield, but they'll need some outside help if they hope to break free of Earth's atmosphere -- it's time to...
01:38 am EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget RIM releases BBM SDK for WebWorks, injects some chatting flavor into your apps
This year's BlackBerry DevCon might have come and gone with nary a mention of BBM's flagrant promiscuity, but RIM did give us some other BBM news. The Canuck company's BBM Social Platform SDK is now u...
12:56 am EDT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Engadget FingerFlux system uses magnets to add tactile feedback to touchscreens
We've seen a number of efforts that promise to make touchscreens more tactile, but none quite like this so-called FingerFlux system developed by a team of researchers from Germany's Aachen University....
11:52 pm EDT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Engadget SMK's touchscreen registers your gloved swipes, won't acknowledge the bad touch
Somewhere in an underground ice lair, Jack Frost's prepping to nip at noses and keep covered hands from touch devices. But SMK Corp's got a capacitive solution set to thwart old man winter's digitus i...
10:46 pm EDT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Engadget Sony limits PS Vita game save options, memory card definitely not optional
We say proprietary and you think, Sony. Isn't that how it usually goes? For the electronic giant's latest reVitalized foray into portable gaming, the same old custom solution is in tow -- now, with li...
10:07 pm EDT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Engadget Computer components may one day recycle their own wasted heat
Imagine a computer that isn't just designed to "deal" with the heat produced by its components, but one that actually uses that wasted energy to power some of its high-tech internals. That's the poten...
09:21 pm EDT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Engadget ASUS Transformer Prime shots leak out, apes the Tao of Zenbook design
Who's ready for a little gadget pr0n? ASUS head honcho Jonney Shih gave AsiaD attendees a first peek at the Transformer's successor just last week. Apart from that distant, dais-based reveal, we now h...
09:02 pm EDT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Engadget Adidas miCoach Speed_Cell measures your dunking prowess and serving skills
When it comes to sports gadgets, runners seem to get all the good stuff: the Nike+, the Motoactv and even the FitBit. For all the footballers, basketball players and aspiring tennis stars out the...
08:28 pm EDT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Engadget Maingear and Origin PC shove Intel's Core i7 2700K into gaming rigs, overclock it beyond 5GHz
Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock were both unavailable for comment, but we're guessing the pair would be quite pleased to see that the tech world's Need For Speed is hardly fading. Maingear and Origin ...
08:00 pm EDT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Engadget IRL: Kingston Wi-Drive, Dyson DC35 and being an Ubuntu fanboy
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.The lively co...
07:27 pm EDT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Engadget Nexus One denied Ice Cream Sandwich, becomes official relic of Android's yesteryears
If you're still clinging fast to Google's first ever Nexus device, now might be the time to start eyeing an upgrade. While the search giant's solidly confirmed an Ice Cream Sandwich destiny for owners...
06:58 pm EDT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Engadget DirecTV's iPad app updated with live TV streaming, as long as you stay at home
DirecTV debuted its iPad app in February with an impressive suite of remote control and content browsing options, but one of the few missing features was the ability to watch TV on it, which has now b...
06:41 pm EDT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Engadget Mythical snow-white N9 spotted at Nokia World
Is it possible to improve on something as minutely refined as the Nokia N9 simply by adding another color variant? Well, that depends on what color were talking about. Sure, we already have black, cya...
06:24 pm EDT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Engadget British man's prosthetic arm doubles as Nokia C7 dock
Smartphones have changed our lives, sure, but for those with only one arm, the touchscreen-centric devices can be a downright nuisance. Trevor Prideaux of Somerset, England has worked out of a solutio...
05:57 pm EDT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Engadget Pioneer PotterNavi: a 3G bike GPS that encourages you to meander
A GPS that encourages meandering won't be the dish of the day (month, or year) for hypermilers, but might do well in the slightly more genteel world of cycling. Pioneer's PotterNavi sits on the handle...
05:33 pm EDT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Engadget The Engadget interview: Peter Skillman talks design
Peter Skillman knows a thing or two about making beautiful devices. He's Palm's former VP of design, and he's the man behind Nokia's glorious N9 -- its look, feel and user experience. We bumped into h...
05:33 pm EDT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Interview: Nokia's Peter Skillman talks design (video)
Peter Skillman knows a thing or two about making beautiful devices. He's Palm's former VP of design, and he's the man behind Nokia's glorious N9 -- its look, feel and user experience. We bumped into h...
05:12 pm EDT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Engadget Insert Coin: PhaserTape turns your smartphone into a rangefinder (video)
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject lin...
04:50 pm EDT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Engadget Nokia's kinetic future: flexible screens and a twisted interface (video)
Hidden within Nokia's Future Lounge, this very flexible display offers up a glimpse of what sort of thing we could possibly be dealing with when we roll up to Nokia World in 2021. The prototype Nokia ...
04:29 pm EDT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Engadget Tango video calling service for Windows Phone Mango set to roll out November 7th
We've already seen Tango video calling demonstrated on a Windows Phone Mango handset, and the company has now confirmed that it will indeed be the first video calling service available for the OS. The...
04:01 pm EDT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Engadget Hisense Series XT710 TV helps you exercise your La-Z-Boy sans remote
You might feel like the king of the couch, but let's face it -- picking up the remote can be exhausting. Hisense is hoping to lighten your load with the launch of its new Android-based Smart TV with h...
03:40 pm EDT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Engadget Droid RAZR pre-orders go live on Verizon tomorrow, ships to Blur fans before November 10th
Who said there's no such thing as a second chance? After resurrecting the RAZR brand just last week with Motorola's newly minted Droid member, Verizon's now gearing up for a pre-order deluge on the 27...
03:40 pm EDT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Engadget Droid RAZR pre-orders go live on Verizon tomorrow, ships to Blur fans before November 10th (updated)
Who said there's no such thing as a second chance? After resurrecting the RAZR brand just last week with Motorola's newly minted Droid member, Verizon's now gearing up for a pre-order deluge on the 27...
03:19 pm EDT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Engadget Nokia Lumia 800 hits UK carriers this November, Xbox 360 used as bait
Nokia fanboys and girls across the British Isles are getting the Lumia 800 love as early as November. Confirmed on a trio of carriers earlier today, Espoo's "first real Windows Phone" is slated to hit...
02:51 pm EDT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Engadget RIM confirms PlayBook OS 2.0 delayed until February, still no BBM in sight
Well, we hope you weren't expecting to have PlayBook 2.0 up and running on your BlackBerry tablet any time soon, cause it's been officially delayed till at least February. Word has come straight from ...
02:22 pm EDT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Engadget Nokia Asha brings Angry Birds to the developing world, Mighty Eagle soars (video)
Well we're pretty Angry ourselves, being that Nokia nearly foiled our liveblog plans and made it all but impossible to transmit photos and video thanks to an absolutely miserable attempt at providing ...
01:59 pm EDT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Engadget Nokia Asha 200, Asha 300 and Asha 303 hands-on (video)
You know, Nokia wasn't only revealing its first Windows Phone salvo -- there was also a volley of series 40 handsets, with the Asha family. First up is the dual-SIM capable Nokia 200. The phone itself...
01:44 pm EDT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Engadget ANA's Boeing 787 Dreamliner touches down after first international flight (video)
All Nippon Airways' Boeing 787 Dreamliner marked the end of its first international flight today, touching down in Hong Kong. The dreamy flying machine took off from Tokyo and arrived to what looks li...
01:16 pm EDT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Engadget Corning peels back the petals on Lotus Glass, promises low-power, high performance
The glass masters over at Corning are at it again. The same company that unleashed Gorilla Glass upon the world has now come out with a brand new, albeit less ferocious-sounding material, known as Cor...
12:38 pm EDT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Engadget ThinkGeek IRIS 9000 promises to make 2012 a desk-bound odyssey
The comparisons between Siri and HAL 9000 were pretty tough to avoid, and the folks at ThinkGeek have now come through to do what they do best: take things to a ridiculous extreme. In this case, that ...
12:00 pm EDT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Engadget Nokia Lumia 800 vs. Nokia N9: the tale of the tape
Sure, they might look the same, but are they actually the same? Inside that smooth, shapely polycarbonate shell lies internals that are actually significantly different between these two. How differen...
11:44 am EDT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Engadget Sprint announces Q3 earnings: net subs reach five year high, net losses at $300 million
Sprint has just unveiled its Q3 earnings report, and it's looking pretty bittersweet. According to the company, net operating revenues reached $8.3 billion during the quarter (about two percent higher...
10:44 am EDT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Engadget Nokia Lumia 710 hands-on (video)
We've been bedazzled by the higher-end Lumia 800, but here's Nokia's more modest offering: the slightly thicker, less expensively built -- but still distinctly Finnish -- Lumia 710. At 270 Euros ($375...
09:57 am EDT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Engadget Nokia Lumia 800 hands-on (video)
Oh, Nokia. Earth mother and founding father of the mobile industry. At last, we have your newest creation nestled amidst our clammy palms: a 3.7-inch slab of polycarbonate Windows Phone wonderment, fr...
09:30 am EDT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Engadget Nokia Lumia 800 shipping in November for $585, available for pre-order now
Nokia has just announced that its recently unveiled Lumia 800 will begin shipping in November to select markets, for around €420, or about $585. It'll roll out next month across France, Germany, ...
09:25 am EDT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Engadget Nokia unveils Purity HD Stereo Headset with a little help from Monster
Nokia doesn't just have phones on display, check out their new audio product, the Purity HD Stereo Headset by Monster. The line includes headphones and earbuds, whichever tickles your fancy, and with ...
09:07 am EDT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Engadget Nokia announces its Drive navigation, Mix Radio, and ESPN Sports Hub cloud services for WP7
Fancy some turn-by-turn voice-guided navigation, cloud based music or sports highlights on your brand new Nokia smartphone? You don't need an app for that: the Lumia 800 is the only Windows Phone with...
09:06 am EDT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Engadget Nokia's Lumia 710 Windows Phone announced alongside the 800, hitting select markets by end of year
You didn't think Nokia would go through all this hoo hah just for one handset, did you? Nope, the potential audience is far too big to be satisfied with just one device at one price point, so here com...
08:42 am EDT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Engadget Nokia announces the Lumia 800, the 'first real Windows Phone'
Finally, here it is. The flagship device Nokia is counting on to bring a smile to our phone-loving faces, a sigh of relief to its shareholders, and a twinkle to the eyes of Finnish tax collectors ever...
08:42 am EDT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Engadget Nokia announces the Lumia 800, the 'first real Windows Phone' (video)
Finally, here it is. The flagship device Nokia is counting on to bring a smile to our phone-loving faces, a sigh of relief to its shareholders, and a twinkle to the eyes of Finnish tax collectors ever...
08:19 am EDT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Engadget Nokia unveils Asha series: 200, 201, 300, 303
Just as we spied yesterday, Nokia has unveiled the 303, a lower-end featurephone running Series 40 6th Edition and rocking a perfectly respectable portrait QWERTY layout. In addition, it's also announ...
08:19 am EDT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Engadget Nokia unveils Asha lineup, bringing Series 40 to emerging markets: 200, 201, 300, 303
Nokia has unveiled the Asha lineup, a lineup of lower-end devices that run Series 40 and blur the line between featurephone and smartphone. The devices -- named the 200, 201, 300 and 301, are all desi...
07:43 am EDT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Engadget The Nokia World 2011 keynote liveblog!
Sure, you may be fast asleep in your warm comfy bed back stateside, but we're here at Nokia World in London, gearing up for a Windows Phone-packed keynote with CEO Stephen Elop. The excitement begins ...
07:28 am EDT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Engadget Twelve South BassJump 2 USB Subwoofer now available, further bumps your Mac's thump
At a glance, one could confuse Twelve South's BassJump 2 for a 2011 Mac Mini -- don't be fooled though, this USB subwoofer aims for sound that's anything but. Much like the original BassJump, this guy...
07:28 am EDT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Engadget Twelve South BassJump 2 USB Subwoofer now available, further bumps your Mac's thump (update)
At a glance, one could confuse Twelve South's BassJump 2 for a 2011 Mac Mini -- don't be fooled though, this USB subwoofer aims for sound that's anything but. Much like the original BassJump, this guy...
06:48 am EDT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Engadget LG posts a net loss for Q3, loses ground in mobile sales
The Q3 numbers for LG are in, showing its cellphone unit lost money for the sixth straight quarter, with profits coming from the home appliance and air conditioning units. On the home entertainment si...
06:14 am EDT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Engadget Nintendo DSi XL bundles land on November 6th, just time for the holidays
Looking to spring for a new handheld gaming system this Christmas? The Big N is doing its darndest to nudge you in that direction with a new spin on the Metallic Rose and Midnight Blue versions of the...
06:14 am EDT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Engadget Nintendo DSi XL bundles land on November 6th, just in time for the holidays
Looking to spring for a new handheld gaming system this Christmas? The Big N is doing its darndest to nudge you in that direction with a new spin on the Metallic Rose and Midnight Blue versions of the...
05:47 am EDT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Engadget We're live from Nokia World 2011!
You've probably already gathered from our liveblog teaser and early look at one of tomorrow's announcements, but we're just settling in at Nokia World. And it really does feel like we're a world away ...
05:06 am EDT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Engadget Toyota introduces Touch Life smartphone mirroring system, your Prius and iPhone can become one
If you're looking to get your smartphone more in-sync with your car, you may want to consider a new Toyota with the Touch Life infotainment system. Given a compatible smartphone / app combo, it can mi...
04:26 am EDT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Engadget Samsung Exhibit II 4G to be shown off for T-Mobile at Walmart tomorrow, official channels November 2nd
The original Samsung Exhibit was a mere blip on T-Mobile's radar screen when it originally launched, being obscured by titans like the HTC Sensation 4G. The sequel, curiously coming out a whole four m...
03:09 am EDT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Engadget Sprint's LTE getting Advanced in 2013, WiMAX's inferiority complex intensifies
Sprint just started building out its LTE network, but being the eager beavers that they are, the folks in Overland Park are already talking about taking the Now Network to the next level. Iyad Tarazi,...
02:19 am EDT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Engadget Mario Kart 7 Steering Wheel for Nintendo 3DS should help you drift past Toadie
It's no secret that Mario Kart 7 is due out in December, but it now appears that a certain 3DS-compatible steering wheel from Hori will be too. (Stoked?) According to Andriasang, Amazon's Japanese sit...
01:40 am EDT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Engadget H2O Wireless brings no-contract wireless broadband with international roaming to Best Buy, prices it into oblivion
And this, folks, is why Engadget will be first in line once the Occupy International Roaming convention gets underway. Truth is, it's not H2O Wireless' fault that its latest mobile broadband launch is...
01:05 am EDT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Engadget Find out if you're in the Xbox Live Update Preview Program right now
We already got an early look at Microsoft's soon-to-launch revision of the Xbox 360 dashboard, but for the general public early access is possible via the preview test program. Those who signed up for...
12:33 am EDT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Engadget Windows XP turns 10, enjoys its golden years and slow transition into retirement
It's hard to believe that it was ten years ago today that Windows XP first hit retail shelves. It's even more astonishing when you realize that it was still the most popular operating system in the wo...
11:52 pm EDT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Engadget Nexus S port of Ice Cream Sandwich is available, if you can stand some rough edges
Why wait to get an official bite of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich when you can load it on your Nexus S right now? After a quick tease a few days ago, an early preview is available to all thanks to a ...
11:24 pm EDT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Engadget Siri shows up on an iPod Touch, no longer plays favorites in the iOS family
That Siri gal is certainly making the rounds these days. When she's not answering your questions on a 4S, she's showing up on iPads and elder iPhones. Not one to play favorites, Siri's now lending her...
11:07 pm EDT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Engadget John McCarthy, AI pioneer, dies at 84
It might be a stretch to suggest that there'd be no AI without John McCarthy, but at the very least, we'd likely be discussing the concept much differently. The computer scientist, who died on Sunday ...
10:29 pm EDT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 271 - 10.25.2011
Now that Netflix has revealed exactly how many subscribers it has lost over the last few months, we're wondering what's next for the video service and its competitors like Amazon. In other pay-TV news...
10:03 pm EDT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Engadget Sprint issues OTA fix for HTC Android handset vulnerability
Earlier this month, we found out that after a software update HTC's Android handsets had a serious security flaw -- any app could gain access to user data, including recent GPS locations, SMS data, ph...
09:45 pm EDT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Engadget Amazon focusing on 'lifetime' Kindle revenue, anticipating record device sales for Q4
Today's Amazon earnings were decidedly split -- the company revealed both a 44-percent increase in net sales and a 73-percent decrease in net income. So, why the discrepancy? It may at least partially...
09:18 pm EDT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Engadget IBM announces Virginia Rometty as new CEO
IBM's board of directors have announced that Virginia M. Rometty will be taking over as CEO of the company in 2012, succeeding current chief Samuel Palmisano. Palmisano will stay on as chairman of the...
09:02 pm EDT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Engadget Freescale joins ARM A5 and M4 cores at the hip for performance and power savings
You may have noticed a trend recently -- pairing slightly less powerful cores that sip power, with more robust ones that can chug through demanding applications. NVIDIA's Tegra 3 will be packing an un...
08:30 pm EDT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Engadget Amazon net sales up, net income down for Q3 2011
Amazon pulled back the financial curtain for Q3 2011, revealing $10.88 billion in net sales for the quarter, a 44 percent jump over this time last year. Net income, on the other hand, decreased 73 per...
08:17 pm EDT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Engadget BYD opens North American HQ in LA, electric bus headed for LAX
China's BYD Motors has been edging its way into the North American auto market for some time, but it's now firmly planted itself here by opening its new headquarters in Los Angeles. That bit of news a...
07:54 pm EDT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Engadget New Samsung Galaxy Note ad: freedom's just a stylus away (video)
Ever wanted to soar majestically through the clouds? Good news, freedom from your earthly ties is a 5.3-inch display and S Pen away. All that and more in the Galaxy Note ad after the break -- though a...
07:31 pm EDT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Engadget BlueBiped robot needs no power to walk for miles, as long as it's downhill (video)
The robots; they're walking -- and this one's doing it under its own steam. This passive robotic frame requires no energy input, and is instead powered by its own weight and a gentle slope. The BlueBi...
07:00 pm EDT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Engadget Pentax Q interchangeable lens camera review
Most of the interchangeable lens cameras we've seen to date seem to follow a standard mold: they have similarly sized bodies, comparable designs and either an APS-C or Micro Four Thirds sensor at the ...
06:41 pm EDT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Engadget LG DoublePlay likely to see single release for T-Mobile on October 26th
What phone has a second screen and split keyboard and is likely to make its debut on October 26th? Why yes, it's the LG DoublePlay, one of T-Mobile's latest oddballs. Of course, this is just a screens...
06:22 pm EDT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Engadget Nokia to announce QWERTY Symbian phone tomorrow?
See those boxes up there? They appear to contain a yet-to-be-announced QWERTY phone, that also seems to be running Symbian. We were able to get a quick glance at the phones from above as Nokia reps we...
06:22 pm EDT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Engadget Nokia to announce QWERTY Series 40 Touch and Type tomorrow?
See those boxes up there? They appear to contain a yet-to-be-announced QWERTY phone. We were able to get a quick glance at the phones from above as Nokia reps were discretely unpacking boxes for that ...
05:54 pm EDT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Engadget Nokia Lumia 800 and 710 Windows Phones slip out ahead of tomorrow's announcement
Nokia's big announcement isn't until tomorrow, but it looks like some of the surprise has now been spoiled by a leak out of Nokia World in London. As you can see in the image above obtained by WinRumo...
05:38 pm EDT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Engadget Ben Heck gets into the pinball business for real, pre-orders begin in January
Benjamin J. Heckendorn, the name likely conjures images of shrunken gaming consoles and specially modified controllers. But the modder extraordinaire also has an unapologetic love for pinball. He comp...
05:11 pm EDT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Engadget Stanford builds super-stretchy skin sensor out of carbon nanotubes (video)
An artificial skin that senses pressure, pinches and touch sounds like a macguffin from The Outer Limits (the episode "Valerie 23" if we recall correctly), but that's what a team from Stanford Univers...
04:51 pm EDT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Engadget Nintendo 3DS SlidePad coming to the US under the name Circle Pad Pro?
Last month, Nintendo quietly unveiled the SlidePad -- a battery-powered "extended slide pad" for the 3DS, slated to hit the Japanese market on December 10th. At the time, there was no indication that ...
04:29 pm EDT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Engadget Nokia 800 gets pictured, ready for its close-up
Thus far, evidence of the Nokia 800 has been the stuff of slow but reasonably steady leaks in the form of ads, product shots and dev stats. This latest one doesn't do much to change the state of thing...
04:00 pm EDT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Show - 026: A visit from Intel, a trip to New York Comic Con, haunted houses and costume contests
Hope you weren't planning on falling asleep tonight. We've got a very spooky episode of The Engadget Show coming at you this week. We get a behind the scenes tour of the technology that goes into runn...
03:35 pm EDT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Engadget Mosoro Bluetooth LE iOS accessories improve your golf, if the weather's right
So far the appcessories -- yeah we said it, APPcessories -- we've seen include some good ideas, and some less so. The Bluetooth LE 3D-Sport and Weather offerings from Mosoro fall into the former categ...
03:11 pm EDT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Engadget Nokia Maps officially arrives on iOS and Android, touts offline storage
Nokia Maps is still getting development love, despite the Finnish manufacturer pinning its smartphone hopes and dreams on Windows Phone. The HTML5-powered maps are now willing to play ball with iOS an...
02:48 pm EDT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Engadget AT&T U-verse set-tops go wireless, free you to herniate yourself moving your HDTV around
Chances are, you put your TV in the most convenient spot based on where the requisite cables are feeding into your abode. And putting a set in a new room usually means someone is breaking out a drill....
02:25 pm EDT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Engadget The Nokia World keynote is tomorrow -- get your liveblog here at 4AM ET!
What will the future hold for a post-MeeGo Nokia? Sure, we have a fairly good idea, but you have mere hours to wait until the rumors are confirmed. We'll be coming to you live from the company's keyno...
01:59 pm EDT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Engadget Bluetooth SIG unveils Smart Marks, explains v4.0 compatibility with unnecessary complexity
Bluetooth has been through bevy of official versions to date, and now its eponymous Special Interest Group is announcing Smart Marks to differentiate device types in v4.0. Products will now fall under...
01:36 pm EDT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Engadget iPod fathers unveil their next project, the Nest Learning Thermostat (hands-on)
Over the summer, we got word that a couple of unnamed ex-Apple engineers were getting ready to unveil an unnamed product, under the guise of an unnamed startup. As it turns out, those Apple alums were...
01:01 pm EDT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile Springboard and Galaxy Tab 10.1 finally get official launch dates
Clutching at its chest and panting as it nears the finish line, T-Mobile has finally announced the release date for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 on its not-quite-4G network. You can write November 2nd ...
12:23 pm EDT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Engadget Want folders on your Windows Phone? There may soon be a way (video)
Take that, live tiles. The idea of having folders on a Windows Phone Start menu has long been a dream that may soon come true. Successfully demonstrated in the above video by WindowsPhoneHacker, these...
11:45 am EDT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Engadget Garmin launches Fit App, motivates you to lose that freshman fifteen
Garmin, the company responsible for helping you navigate to the mall food court, is now hoping to help you work off those cheese fries with the introduction of its $.99 Fit App for Android and iPhone....
11:30 am EDT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Engadget Google Buzz settlement approved by FTC, yearly privacy audits incoming
Mountain View's lawyers can collectively breathe a sigh of relief, as the FTC has accepted an earlier proposal relating to Buzz's numerous privacy violations. The service -- which already settled one ...
11:00 am EDT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Engadget Canon EOS-1D X first hands-on (video)
Professional photographers know the drill: every few years, Canon or Nikon announces a game-changing DSLR, often prompting top photogs to unload their complete kits and switch to another system in a n...
10:20 am EDT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Engadget Cellphones are dangerous not dangerous: Danish study tilts toward the latter
Chalk one up for the chatterboxes. In a study spanning 18 years and more than 350,000 test subjects, researchers in Denmark have found no connection between cellphone usage and brain cancer. The landm...
08:58 am EDT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Engadget ARM doubles Q3 profit, sees surge in revenue, is understandably pleased
The news just keeps getting better and better for ARM Holdings. Today, the chip designer reported third quarter net profits of £31.5 million ($50.4 million), more than double the £14.8 mil...
08:06 am EDT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Engadget Canon posts higher profits in Q3 earnings report, lowers outlook over Thai flood concerns
Things are looking pretty rosy for Canon these days, though there may be some difficulty on the horizon. Today, the camera maker published a rather strong Q3 earnings report, just a few months after p...
07:40 am EDT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Engadget DIY e-bike hack gets washing machine motorization, stuck on permanent spin cycle (video)
Do all dead washing machines go to meet that lonely Maytag repairman in the sky? Nope, some of'em get their guts repurposed for use in hipster transportation, otherwise known as bicycles. At least tha...
06:34 am EDT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Engadget Netbooks slip under tablet shipments, achieve has-been status
Still unconvinced we're headed towards a post-PC future? We can at least conclusively say we've entered a post-netbook present, as Q2 2011 marks the first time their numbers have been eclipsed by tabl...
06:34 am EDT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Engadget Netbooks slip under tablet shipments, achieve has-bEeen status
Still unconvinced we're headed towards a post-PC future? We can at least conclusively say we've entered a post-netbook present, as Q2 2011 marks the first time their numbers have been eclipsed by tabl...
05:45 am EDT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Engadget Richard Kerris leaves HP, ventures off into the land of outside opportunity
Lucasfilm's former chief technology officer just became HP's former VP of worldwide developer relations -- Richard Kerris is calling it quits. HP confirmed Kerris' departure, stating that he "has deci...
04:58 am EDT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Engadget Alibaba unveils W800, second-gen Aliyun phone, and unnamed 'cloud-powered' tablet
In July we got our first taste of Aliyun OS, running on the W700. Now, with the Gregorian calendar year coming to a close, Alibaba is prepping its second wave "cloud-powered" hardware. First up is the...
03:21 am EDT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Engadget Tokyoflash Kisai Seven tells time with Tron design, makes fan dreams come true
Tokyoflash has always been more about the showy aspects of time, rather than the practical telling of it. And that trend continues on here with a Tron-inspired schema that's gone from original fan con...
01:50 am EDT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Engadget ViewSonic rolls out $200 ViewPad 7e Android tablet
We've already seen it available for pre-order at Amazon and spent a bit of time with it ourselves last month, but ViewSonic's only just now officially getting its ViewPad 7e Android tablet out the doo...
12:18 am EDT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Engadget Westone's 4 R-Series quad-driver IEMs pack Acoustic Symmetry, cost $500
Remember those impressive Westone 4 in-ear monitors that came out late last year, priced at a whopping $450? Well, the company's ready to best itself again -- and have audiophiles open their wallets a...
11:49 pm EDT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 9PM
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 9PM. We're slightly delayed due to the Netflix earnings, so take a pe...
11:11 pm EDT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Engadget Lenovo announces multitouch-friendly C325 all-in-one desktop
There's no shortage of multitouch-friendly all-in-one desktops to choose from these days, but you can now add one more to the list: Lenovo's new C325. This one packs a 20-inch 1600 x 900 display (also...
10:32 pm EDT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Engadget Must See HDTV (October 24th - 30th)
This week baseball's World Series continues, after splitting the first four games evenly it all comes down to a best of three between the Rangers and Cardinals. Of course, that's not all coming to our...
09:57 pm EDT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Engadget Solar Ship takes to the skies powered by good deeds and sunshine (video)
The Solar Ship is a little bit airplane, a little bit blimp and all good intentions. The hybrid dirigible combines the cockpit and landing gear of a plane with the top of a blimp, the latter of which ...
09:22 pm EDT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Engadget Supernote lets you take some pretty super notes on your ASUS tablet (video)
Sit back and take notes while we... talk about Supernote. This note-taking app quietly debuted on the Eee Pad Transformer and Slider earlier this month, when ASUS rolled out an OTA update to Android 3...
08:49 pm EDT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Engadget NICT, JVC Kenwood team up for wall-sized 3D HD display, lets in your face advertising get literal
Been holding out hope for a real-life holodeck? Well, looks like Japan's got wall number one out of four already covered. We kid, we kid. That Trekkie tech future's still a ways off, but recent protot...
08:49 pm EDT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Engadget NICT, JVC Kenwood team up for wall-sized 3D HD display, lets in your face advertising get literal (video)
Been holding out hope for a real-life holodeck? Well, looks like Japan's got wall number one out of four already covered. We kid, we kid. That Trekkie tech future's still a ways off, but recent protot...
08:17 pm EDT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Engadget Netflix US subscriber count drops by 800k in Q3, 21.45 million still streaming
After a tumultuous third quarter the numbers are finally in for Netflix, and as expected its price hike and Qwikster madness have cost it a few customers in the US. Currently the company is reporting ...
08:00 pm EDT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Engadget How The Gadget Show built its FPS simulator (video)
Remember The Gadget Show's FPS simulator that we showed you last week? Armed with naught but a pre-release level of Battlefield 3 and £500,000 ($650,000), it transformed a Birmingham studio into...
07:36 pm EDT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Engadget Amped Wireless gives your WiFi 1.5-mile range: never lose signal in the garden again
Those of us stationed inside the Engadget compound are always wishing we had better WiFi signal at the outer reaches of the battlements. Thank heavens for Amped Wireless' range of professional network...
07:09 pm EDT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Engadget Motorola RAZR open for unlocked bootloader business, if the carrier says so
Promises, promises. Motorola wasn't exactly fibbing when it said all future phones would ship with unlockable bootloaders, as it appears they will. There's just one teensy obstacle impeding the joy of...
06:46 pm EDT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Engadget Nokia shows off how it makes the N9, Americans watch with envy
We're not ashamed to say it, we love Nokia's MeeGo-running N9. We love its stillborn (but still awesome) OS, its liquid-looking display and gorgeous machined polycarbonate shell. Now, we can see how t...
06:26 pm EDT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Engadget Symbian Anna update rolls out to compatible Nokia smartphones in the US
Nokia may be moving on to other things, but it's not leaving its existing smartphone lineup completely behind just yet. The company confirmed today that Nokia C6-01, E7 and N8 owners in the US are now...
06:11 pm EDT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Engadget Arduino-powered glove brings real sound effects to your make believe gun show (video)
The days of air-punching invisible Daleks and making your own sound effects are over: a team from Carnegie Mellon's Human-Computer Interaction course have built a glove that does it all for you. The A...
05:46 pm EDT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Engadget Square makes a larger mark on the brick-and-mortar scene, available in more outlets
Best Buy, Target, Walmart, The Shack, Apple. All of the above are now proudly selling the Square credit card reader, according to a tweet sent out by CEO Jack Dorsey. It's great news for anyone willin...
05:19 pm EDT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Engadget Linux kernel hits 3.1, adds support for NFC and Wiimotes
In May Linux finally saw the release of kernel version 3.0, an evolutionary update to the popular open-source platform that was nearly 15 years in the making. Today, version 3.1 is making its debut, o...
04:49 pm EDT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Engadget HTC Radar 4G gets November 2nd launch date on T-Mobile with $100 price tag
"In time for the holidays" has now been clarified to mean November 2nd. Nearly a month after T-Mobile initially unveiled the US version of the Windows Phone 7.5-containing HTC Radar, its Facebook page...
04:20 pm EDT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Engadget Mystery Moto tablet swings through the FCC, refuses to take any questions
What exactly is this mystery device that just shuffled through the FCC? Well, it's definitely a Motorola tablet and a member of the Xoom family, but beyond that we can't tell you much. The FCC ID, whi...
03:47 pm EDT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Engadget BMW presents car-to-x communication, wants vehicles to talk more (video)
What good is an Ultimate Driving Machine if it can't get a little help from its friends? A new hazard-dodging system from BMW could help these Bavarian autos get a bit more chatty, each vehicle talkin...
03:20 pm EDT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Engadget Samsung Transform Ultra does the QWERTY slide for Sprint
What big, wireless brother wants, big, wireless brother gets. With its pay-as-you-go subsidiary already packing this particular piece of mobile kit, 'twas only a matter of time before Sprint got its h...
02:46 pm EDT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Engadget Project Shellter: crowdsourcing 3D-printed homes for hermit crabs
The fine folks at MakerBot have impressed us enough with their Mario-themed RC racers and self-replicating 3D printers, but now the collective is looking to save mother nature with Project Shellter. T...
02:20 pm EDT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Engadget Siri ported to iPad, still getting silent treatment from Apple servers
Developers wasted no time bringing Siri to the iPhone 4, and nine days later, it's been brought to the iPad as well. This version, running on a first-generation jailbroken Apple tablet, suffers from a...
01:56 pm EDT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Engadget O2's Galaxy Nexus landing page confirms November availability, forgets to add price
It's no secret that O2's set to release its Galaxy Nexus variant come this November, but a recently live landing page on the UK telecom's website is serving up some extras. As expected, its customers ...
01:28 pm EDT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Engadget LG Optimus Eye: LTE smartphone renamed with a view to landing in Canada
LG's biggest, fastest phone to date, previously known as the Optimus LTE, has made its first landing outside of Korea. In a not-so-thinly-veiled reference to the retina display-beating resolution dens...
01:00 pm EDT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Engadget Dell XPS 14z review
As far as product launches go, Dell didn't exactly rip the Band-Aid off the XPS 14z. After teasing it back in September, the company let all the specs out of the bag, but stopped short of naming a pri...
12:38 pm EDT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Engadget Amazon's new e-book format brings HTML5 support to your Kindle library
"Great looking books." That's what Amazon is promising to deliver with Kindle Format 8 (KF8) -- a new, HTML5-based file format for Kindle books. According to the company, KF8 will allow publishers to ...
12:16 pm EDT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Engadget Google launches Person Finder app following earthquake in Turkey
In the wake of yesterday's devastating earthquake in Turkey, Google has launched a specialized Person Finder to help victims find missing loved ones. First developed in response to the 2010 earthquake...
11:49 am EDT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Engadget Microsoft signs Compal deal, now takes money from half of all Android ODMs
Despite Steve Ballmer's apparent disdain for the Googly OS, he must love it really. He's now making money from ten separate Android and Chrome licensing deals, having just inked yet another agreement ...
11:01 am EDT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Engadget Nexus One takes a bite out of Ice Cream Sandwich, chews slowly
The Nexus One, grandaddy of Android's latest pure-bred wonder, appears to have some fight left in it. Developer drl33tmd has managed to coax the old man into running an early port of Ice Cream Sandwic...
10:32 am EDT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Engadget Apple MacBook Pro (late 2011) line-up gets processor and graphics boost
If you meander on down to the Apple store this morning, you'll spot some nice little spec bumps to the MacBook Pro range. For a start, you can now splash out on a faster AMD Radeon HD 6770M discrete G...
10:08 am EDT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Engadget Ice Cream Sandwich supports USB game controllers and HDMI, turns your phone into full game console
Take that, Xperia Play. USB gamepads are already supported in Honeycomb, so we had plenty of hope that Android 4.0 -- also lovingly referred to as Ice Cream Sandwich -- would offer the same functional...
09:00 am EDT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Engadget Google wants you to add writers on Google+, so do writers
Find an interesting article, add its author. That's the very simple idea behind a very simple feature that Google has just begun testing. As TechCrunch recently noticed, Big G has started rolling out ...
07:42 am EDT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Engadget Netflix to expand to UK, Ireland in 'early 2012,' looks to challenge Lovefilm
Well it looks like Netflix's rumored UK launch was a lot more than just a rumor. Today, the company announced that it will indeed expand to the UK and Ireland "in early 2012," promising to offer unlim...
07:01 am EDT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Engadget GoPro launches HD Hero2 helmet cam, announces video streaming Wi-Fi pack for winter
Want to catch every frame of your next extreme sports wipeout in all of its grotesque glory? GoPro knows where you're coming from, and has updated its line of high definition helmet cams to help you c...
05:42 am EDT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Engadget Scientists build logic gates out of gut bacteria, then hopefully wash their hands
Ever thought about upgrading your PC by breeding more cores? Or planting a few GBs of extra storage out in the yard? Us neither, until we heard that scientists at Imperial College in London have succe...
03:59 am EDT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Engadget WIREDoo search engine gets running man stamp of approval (video)
MC Hammer already proved that you only need one hit record. But can you get by with just one search engine? Not if you believe his pitch to the Web 2.0 Summit this week, which promoted a "deep search"...
02:40 am EDT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Engadget How would you change Apple's OS X 10.7 (Lion)?
Apple's most highly sophisticated OS yet? Cupertino would have you think so, but as with any major update, there have been plenty of quirks to work through in the months following the introduction of ...
12:01 am EDT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: quantum levitation, Zombie-Powered Vertical Farm and Macquariums
Alternative transportation blasted off into the future this week as DeLorean revealed plans to launch an all-electric vehicle in 2013 and Richard Branson announced the official opening of the Virgin G...
11:20 pm EDT - Sun, October 23, 2011
Engadget Dell Latitude ST promo video shows off stylus, docking station
Looking forward to Dell's latest Windows slate? Point your peepers here, the outfit's Malaysian site just unleashed a promo video showing off the firm's Latitude ST tablet. The preview confirms that t...
10:28 pm EDT - Sun, October 23, 2011
Engadget Chromebooks now available to enterprise and education customers with a pay-once option
Google made a big splash when it revealed plans to offer Chromebooks to enterprise and education customers under a subscription model. What's not clear is how much of a splash it actually made in thos...
08:37 pm EDT - Sun, October 23, 2011
Engadget Switched On: Android's tablet traversal
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.At AsiaD this week, Google's Andy Rubin noted that there were at least six million Android tablets in use. That number ...
08:00 pm EDT - Sun, October 23, 2011
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 109 - 10.23.2011
We get excited. More specifically, we get excited about phones. Most specifically, we get excited about dead mobile phone platforms and the hardware they inhabit. Does that make us weird? We would say...
06:49 pm EDT - Sun, October 23, 2011
Engadget Nikon D300s travels to the edge of space, survives to share the results
If you're going to go to the trouble of sending a camera to the edge of space, you might as well send one capable capable of doing the trip justice, right? That hasn't always been the case with simila...
05:17 pm EDT - Sun, October 23, 2011
Engadget The iPod turns 10, celebrates a decade of destroying physical media
It's hard to believe, but it's been exactly ten years since the iPod was first unveiled, ultimately changing the music industry forever. The iPod wasn't the first, it wasn't the smallest, it didn't ha...
03:29 pm EDT - Sun, October 23, 2011
Engadget Sony's 3D HMD goes exclusive for Harrods, leaves America waiting
Sony's Personal 3D Viewer's finally found its way off the showroom floor and on to the shelves of Harrods? That's right, the dual screen 1280 x 720 0.7-inch OLED sporting headset'll initially be a lim...
02:00 pm EDT - Sun, October 23, 2011
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of October 17, 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...
12:33 pm EDT - Sun, October 23, 2011
Engadget Samsung Stratosphere, Motorola Droid RAZR to be first Verizon LTE phones with Micro SIMs?
Looks like Verizon's got a hardware-crush on teensy 3FF Micro SIMs. The carrier's two latest 4G handsets, Samsung's Stratosphere and Motorola's Droid RAZR, both appear to make do with the diminutive c...
10:27 am EDT - Sun, October 23, 2011
Engadget AmtrakConnect WiFi now available on at least one Northeast Regional train
Okay, so it's a little later than expected, but we're happy to report that at least some Northeast Regional trains have now been augmented by AmtrakConnect. This (free) WiFi has been available on Acel...
07:35 am EDT - Sun, October 23, 2011
Engadget Coby Kyros MID7012 tablet gets an FCC teardown, flaunts a roomy case
Coby's latest in budget slates hit the federal testing tables on Friday, getting the customary teardown and tell-all photo shoot. The Coby Kyros MID7012 comfortably fits a 800Mhz processor, 256MB of R...
04:39 am EDT - Sun, October 23, 2011
Engadget Ask Engadget: best AirPlay speakers for travel?
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 Christian, who seems to be into...
02:26 am EDT - Sun, October 23, 2011
Engadget Sharp FanLabs goes inside soccer fans' minds, measures loyalty with brainwaves (video)
No matter what country you're in, you'll find at least one body-painted sports nut willing to act a fool in the name of fandom. To figure out what makes these hooligans tick, Sharp's setting up trucks...
12:15 am EDT - Sun, October 23, 2011
Engadget Motorola Xoom will get updated with Ice Cream Sandwich, but when?
Now that Ice Cream Sandwich is real, the inevitable next step is a parade of announcement that certain devices will / won't experience the latest and greatest flavor of Android. Xoom owners can breath...
10:10 pm EDT - Sat, October 22, 2011
Engadget Achtung: German satellite to crash down tonight, won't land in Germany
As if it weren't hard enough keeping your house safe from debt collectors these days, now you have something else to worry about: a falling German satellite called ROSAT. The German Aerospace Center h...
08:06 pm EDT - Sat, October 22, 2011
Engadget DirecTV shows off its new HD UI with a website and trailer, still no release date
That slick, speedy new interface DirecTV recently pushed out to beta testers is officially getting hyped with a new landing page and (unfortunately not embeddable) video trailer. It advertises all the...
05:50 pm EDT - Sat, October 22, 2011
Engadget Brand Table concept revolutionizes fast food, NFC still won't make it good for you (video)
Jersey girls and boys can now tap and pay their way around, but for the Garden State's myriad of malls, cash'll still have to do. Not so for the Ozzies Down Under who may soon never have to leave the ...
03:45 pm EDT - Sat, October 22, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile's Andrew Sherrard: 'the iPhone is not the only option'
Remember when T-Mobile CMO Cole Brodman splashed a bucked of cold water on our hot iPhone 4S dreams? Yeah, well the carrier's back to clarify its glaring lack of the handset in its lineup, and it appe...
03:00 pm EDT - Sat, October 22, 2011
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of October 17, 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 Octo...
02:09 pm EDT - Sat, October 22, 2011
Engadget Galaxy Nexus, HTC Rezound (still) bound for Verizon on November 10th, Droid RAZR bumped to October?
Three's the magic number, and the third time is the charm so, this triple confirmation of release date gossip's got us thinking an Android avalanche is on its Big Red way. We've seen November 10th ban...
01:00 pm EDT - Sat, October 22, 2011
Engadget Nokia N9 review
It's taken a long time for Nokia's MeeGo-packing N9 to make its way into our top secret labs (the N9 moniker was first applied to early E7 prototypes), but it's here in our dirty little hands, at last...
11:01 am EDT - Sat, October 22, 2011
Engadget Rear window LED hack minds bad drivers' manners, has nothing to do with Hitchcock (video)
Typically, road rage responses range from a flip of the bird to some gentle highway drag racing. For an enterprising hacker by the name of Gagandeep Singh, however, those on-road hijinks have given wa...
08:57 am EDT - Sat, October 22, 2011
Engadget Mesa Robotics' mini-tank is perfectly happy on point (video)
The Acer ground-bot from Mesa Robotics does way more than your average 4,500-pound semi-autonomous mule. In addition to carrying kit and providing that extra bit of ballistic steel-deflecting cover, i...
06:44 am EDT - Sat, October 22, 2011
Engadget BBC's global iPlayer app adds AirPlay streaming, should just be on Apple TV
British expats and international fans of BBC television alike can now stream some Gavin & Stacey to their televisions (past season 1 anyway, which is on Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video), as...
04:37 am EDT - Sat, October 22, 2011
Engadget U.S. Army urges vets to get outta their dreams and into the virtual world
You've heard of power walking, but "power dreaming?" That practice's usually the stuff of Buddhism, and now, could go a long way towards mending the psychic wounds of our nation's bravest. With about ...
02:34 am EDT - Sat, October 22, 2011
Engadget Scientists capture birth of new planet on camera, mother and child doing just fine
After all the pushing, squeezing and screaming, the universe has finally given birth to a new planet, in an eruption that two scientists managed to capture on film. The newborn pile of planetary pudge...
12:17 am EDT - Sat, October 22, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry Playbook 2.0 developer beta previewed, Android apps look right at home (video)
Are you in DevCon withdrawal? Need a little BBX preview to ferry you safely into the weekend's arms? Well, you're in luck, as German site Macberry.de took the time to film a walkthrough of the recen...
11:10 pm EDT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Engadget Google Voice app returns to iTunes, iOS 5 crash bug fixed
Less than a week after it disappeared from iTunes, the Apple-friendly Google Voice app is back and declared iOS 5 friendly, per its official Twitter account. Also improved is operation when you don't ...
10:11 pm EDT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Engadget Verizon (finally) confirms it will have the Galaxy Nexus
After a few leaks and false starts, Verizon has finally made its plans to offer the Galaxy Nexus "later this year" official. That's really the only detail revealed, as its price, release date and avai...
09:58 pm EDT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Engadget Kinect voice control reaches Australia, Harold Bishop and Donald Fisher will be pleased
Holy dooley! (oh my!) Microsoft's being a big-note oneself (bragging) about getting Xbox 360 voice control working for the Aussies (Australians.) It's invited all the journos (journalists) to a rage (...
09:25 pm EDT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Show is live, here at 6:00PM ET!
Are you ready for this? We're back for a very special Halloween episode of The Engadget Show, live tonight at 6PM ET, and you can join us at this very URL -- so keep your browser locked to this spot.T...
09:02 pm EDT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Engadget Biscotti TV dunked in the FCC's latte, still a bit hard
Webcams have certainly narrowed the distance between loved ones, but it's hard to argue that two people hovering over their laptop screens can rival an in-person conversation. Moving things over to th...
08:25 pm EDT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Engadget ASUS Zenbook UX31 review
It was just last week that we got to take home the Acer Aspire S3, the first Ultrabook to go on sale here in the States. Unfortunately, it doesn't live up to the pillars laid out by Intel: its perform...
08:00 pm EDT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 5PM ET!
CTIA wrapped up last week, and that's precisely when all of the crazy action heated up. Get ready for a whirlwind of Ice Cream Sandwiches, RAZR-sharp phones, and some hardcore BBX. If it's mobile, the...
07:39 pm EDT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Engadget Beeri: Siri's new best friend cracks open a cold one (video)
We already know that Siri can send texts, check the weather or find you a restaurant, but did you know she can also fetch you a beer. Well, sort of... with a little hacking. The folks at Redpepper dre...
07:17 pm EDT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Engadget Android Ice Cream Sandwich includes native stylus support
Styli and Android haven't exactly been strangers as of late -- with devices like the HTC Flyer and Samsung Galaxy Note offering pen-based input -- but it looks like that option will soon be even easie...
06:53 pm EDT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Engadget DARPA's Dr. Fankenllite could plunder space graves, create orbital abominations (video)
There are countless satellites, long deactivated, orbiting the Earth in what amounts to a giant cemetery in the sky. DARPA's Phoenix program sees these piles of junk not as refuse, but as a resource j...
06:53 pm EDT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Engadget DARPA's Dr. Frankenllite could plunder space graves, create orbital abominations (video)
There are countless satellites, long deactivated, orbiting the Earth in what amounts to a giant cemetery in the sky. DARPA's Phoenix program sees these piles of junk not as refuse, but as a resource j...
06:29 pm EDT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus WiFi hitting the US November 13th for $400, available in 16GB for now
Nearly a month after its initial announcement, Samsung's ready to deliver the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus to the good ol' US of A just in time for the winter gift-giving season. The WiFi-only device, which pa...
06:04 pm EDT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Engadget Razer Synapse 2.0: take your fussy gaming setup wherever you go
Ever go to a LAN party and find it's taking too long to get your gear set up the way you like? Probably not, especially if you own a Razer or other gaming mouse that stores your preferences on its int...
05:40 pm EDT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Engadget Amazon Prime Instant Video expands its library with even more video from PBS
PBS has been down with Amazon's Prime Instant Video service since it launched, and now it's providing even more all-you-can-eat video for streaming under an expanded agreement. Naturally that means lo...
05:17 pm EDT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Engadget Transformer Prime gets official landing page, shows mostly bezel
After getting its first showing at AsiaD, we know ASUS' Transformer sequel is super thin, powered by NVIDIA's quad-core Tegra 3 chip and coming soon. And now we really know it, because the Transformer...
04:52 pm EDT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Engadget Smart Cover can unlock password-protected iPads running iOS 5 (video)
Psst. Hey, do you carry a spare Smart Cover around with you? Well, if you're an unscrupulous sort, you can actually use it to bypass the lock screen of any iPad running iOS 5. This multi-step security...
04:31 pm EDT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Engadget HP's chief strategy officer to retire next month, won't have a successor
Remember Shane Robison, the HP exec who advocated for the survival of webOS following the company's decision to dismantle its hardware unit? Yeah well, he's about to make an exit. HP confirmed yesterd...
04:08 pm EDT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Show is live tonight, with Intel, New York Comic Con, haunted houses and more!
The Engadget Show! It's tonight! Live at 6PM ET! If you're in New York City, we've got a few extra tickets left over. If you'd like to attend, email jon dot turi at engadget dot com including your ful...
03:47 pm EDT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Engadget Georgia Tech spies on nearby keyboards with iPhone 4 accelerometer, creates spiPhone
Ever plopped your cellular down next to your laptop? According Georgia Tech researchers, that common scenario could let hackers record almost every sentence you type, all thanks to your smartphone's a...
03:26 pm EDT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Engadget Microsoft talks Windows 8 portrait mode, really wants you to be proud of it (video)
If Apple is that paranoid friend that has four deadbolts on his door and a loaded weapon in every room, then Microsoft is the over-sharer who tweets where, when and what he had for lunch -- including ...
03:04 pm EDT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Engadget Engadget Podcast 261 - 10.21.2011
We're not gonna lie: we're on one. One heck of a crazy week, that is! Two big phone launches kept our feet close to the fire, and a couple of odds n' ends rounded out the week in the way that only odd...
02:41 pm EDT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Engadget Got Klout? You may qualify for a free Windows Phone
Turns out that Microsoft's hoping to get some influential people on board with Windows Phone, and it's choosing a unique strategy to do so. It's partnered with Klout, a service that uses social media ...
02:17 pm EDT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Engadget FCC Fridays: October 21, 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...
01:55 pm EDT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Engadget Engadget Distro Issue 8: the Android Invasion is upon us!
They're here! We gave Apple's latest some face time in Distro's first special edition and now it's time for Google's little green robot(s) to get the cover treatment. If Cupertino's strength is in its...
01:55 pm EDT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Engadget Engadget Distro Issue 9: the Android Invasion is upon us!
They're here! We gave Apple's latest some face time in Distro's first special edition and now it's time for Google's little green robot(s) to get the cover treatment. If Cupertino's strength is in its...
01:32 pm EDT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Engadget Hulu Plus coming to 3DS and Wii, handheld getting 3D video capture
Rejoice Nintendo fans, Hulu Plus is coming to your console of choice... provided you're up on the latest in Nintendo hardware. Both the Wii and 3DS will be getting access to the streaming service's va...
01:10 pm EDT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Engadget ASUS Zenbook gets taken apart, finds the peace within
It's certainly not very Zen, but AnandTech has pried open ASUS' 11.6-inch ultrabook to see exactly what makes it all tick. The Zenbook's innards are all tightly packed together inside the oh-so-thin c...
12:48 pm EDT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Engadget Samsung offers up the Galaxy Note's goodies, makes kernel source code available
Samsung's been pretty good at spreading the kernel source love. With the final Galaxy S II variant code released just a few short days ago, the time has come for the company's IFA-unveiled inbetweener...
12:23 pm EDT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Engadget Amazon adds e-readers to Trade-In program, ebook lovers pass the old Kindles to the Bezos side
Early adopters are usually SOL a few months into owning their new doodads. After helping make products successful, their version 1.0 devices are often cast aside to make room for the newer, better, fa...
12:02 pm EDT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Engadget Verizon 'on track' in Q3, revenues up 5.4 percent to $27.9 billion
VZW's upward mobility shows no signs of slowing, as the carrier just reported total Q3 revenues of $27.9 billion -- up 5.4 percent on last year. As usual, much of the growth comes from pulling in new ...
11:37 am EDT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Engadget Steve Jobs was initially opposed to apps, new biography reveals
Walter Isaacson's new book on late Apple CEO Steve Jobs has yet to be released, but the Huffington Post recently obtained an advanced copy of the authorized biography, and highlighted some of its most...
11:01 am EDT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Engadget Sprint to nix 'unlimited' from mobile broadband and hotspot plans in November
We'd heard rumblings that unlimited data for Sprint's mobile hotspot plan was going the way of the dodo, but come November folks, it'll be official. Data sent and received over tethering -- not smartp...
10:20 am EDT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Engadget PS Vita's built-in Twitter app shown off in Hong Kong, we go hands-on (video)
Here's a little souvenir for Twitter addicts eyeing the upcoming PS Vita: at today's debut event in Hong Kong, we got to see said console's built-in Twitter app in action for the very first time, and ...
10:20 am EDT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Engadget PS Vita's Twitter app shown off in Hong Kong, we go hands-on (video)
Here's a little souvenir for Twitter addicts eyeing the upcoming PS Vita: at today's debut event in Hong Kong, we got to see said console's Twitter app in action for the very first time, and we were a...
09:40 am EDT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Engadget The Galaxy Nexus' Super AMOLED display is a minus, not a Plus
For all the buzz around Samsung's latest hi-def smartphone, the absence of one little word has largely been glossed over. That word is "Plus" -- the wizened Galaxy S II has a "Super AMOLED Plus" displ...
09:03 am EDT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Engadget Portable LTE network in a box demoed, ready to deliver 4G to war zone near you
What's four pounds, rugged and essential for the smartphone toting soldiers of the future? Why it's a portable LTE network in a box, of course. BTS and Radisys recently demoed their CoreTx and Trilliu...
08:00 am EDT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Engadget EU to launch first two Galileo satellites today, as sat-nav system lurches forward
The EU's Galileo satellite navigation system has been beset by delays and budget overruns in recent months, but its future is looking slightly brighter, now that its first two satellites are primed fo...
07:07 am EDT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Engadget English Court: Top Gear didn't libel Tesla
BBC's Top Gear (it's like The Engadget Show, but for cars) did not libel Tesla Motors when it reviewed the Tesla Roadster way back in 2008. Jeremy Clarkson's review showed the super-EV conking out aft...
06:03 am EDT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Engadget Vertu Constellation packs gaudy brilliance, and we don't mean the AMOLED
Vertu's first foray into the heady modern world of touchscreen phones has arrived, and it still looks KIRF-ably premium. But what's surprising is that the Constellation's feature ensemble is actually ...
05:16 am EDT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Engadget NVIDIA's Jen-Hsun Huang: Windows on ARM should hit tablets first, battling Intel is a bad idea, would love his chips in iPad
NVIDIA's founder and president Jen-Hsun Huang has never been one to dodge a question, and that made for an excellent closing interview here at AsiaD. Outside of (re)confirming what lies ahead for Tegr...
05:06 am EDT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Engadget T.I.M. art installation has a taste for passers-by, also fava beans and a nice chianti (video)
Art school -- incubator of tomorrow's next great visionaries, or think tank for the Robot Apocalypse? Sorry folks, but this latest Arduino frankenconcept looks to be working against Team Humanity. Par...
05:06 am EDT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Engadget T.I.M. has a taste for passers-by, also fava beans and a nice chianti (video)
Art school -- incubator of tomorrow's next great visionaries, or think tank for the Robot Apocalypse? Sorry folks, but this latest Arduino frankenconcept looks to be working against Team Humanity. Par...
04:22 am EDT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Engadget NVIDIA CEO confirms Tegra roadmap, building all now: Kal-El, Wayne, Logan, Stark
NVIDIA's historically outspoken CEO, Mr. Jen-Hsun Huang, just took the stage here at AsiaD, and among other things, he confirmed to Walt that the Tegra roadmap is well established, and in fact, the en...
04:01 am EDT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Engadget ThinFilm and PARC demo printable, organic CMOS circuit, inch us closer to an 'internet of things'
ThinFilm and the legendary PARC (of mouse and GUI fame) announced they have produced a working prototype of a printable circuit that incorporated organic, rewritable memory and transistors. The result...
03:07 am EDT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Engadget Microsoft to keep Windows Phone monogamous with Qualcomm's chipsets, for now
Microsoft may not be jumping on the dual-core bandwagon just yet, but it does place a high amount of emphasis on making sure its phones run smoothly. To do so, Windows Phone President Andy Lees stated...
02:22 am EDT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Engadget Myriad's Remarkz HTML 5 web annotation app hands-on
It wasn't that long ago that Myriad gave us an exclusive sneak peek at its platform agnostic Android app emulator, Alien Dalvik 2.0. While we were there, the company gave us a glimpse of another proje...
02:02 am EDT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Engadget Siri, when will you run your first television ad?
...after the break.[Thanks everyone who sent this in]Continue reading Siri, when will you run your first television ad?Siri, when will you run your first television ad? originally appeared on Engadget...
01:39 am EDT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Engadget Ice Cream Sandwich already unofficially ported, Nexus S 4G gets first dibs
Well, that was fast. Just two days (barely) after the Android 4.0 SDK was released, a resourceful dev claims to already have the code up and running on a handset that isn't the Galaxy Nexus. Android C...
12:55 am EDT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Engadget Kaz Hirai: Sony is 'in discussions with non-Sony companies' over PlayStation Suite
Wondering whether Sony's PlayStation Suite will ever really leave its nest? While the SDK won't be out until next month, SCE Chairman Kaz Hirai just told us here at AsiaD that this Android-friendly fr...
12:47 am EDT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Engadget Boost Mobile announces ZTE Warp, hopes to push its lineup out of impulse on November 2nd for $250
After Tuesday's Ice Cream Sandwich announcement in Hong Kong, pushing out a Gingerbread device just doesn't feel like we're leaping to the final frontier, but it's still nice to have on a prepaid plan...
12:06 am EDT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Engadget Sony's Kazuo Hirai: liveblog from AsiaD!
We're back! AsiaD's concluding today, but we've got a couple of big hitters left on the schedule. Kicking things off this morning -- yeah, it's morning, we're in the future -- is Sony's Executive Depu...
12:02 am EDT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Engadget Ubuntu turns 7, Canonical gets to work on Precise Pangolin
It was exactly seven years ago today that Warty Warthog, the very first release of Ubuntu (despite its 4.10 version number), hit the Internet and became and almost instant success. In those years Cano...
11:11 pm EDT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Engadget MetroPCS may be top contender for AT&T's post-acquisition assets
The likelihood of a successful acquisition of T-Mobile by AT&T may largely depend on what the latter is willing to give up. The largest GSM carrier in the US may need to throw a few assets overboa...
10:11 pm EDT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Engadget Hey yo, T(ether) technology tracks rap gestures in 3D
T(ether) is a bit like that amazing Reality Fighters game we saw on the PS Vita, except it's more tranquil and it works slightly differently. The tablet-based technology uses motion capture cameras to...
09:47 pm EDT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Engadget Fisker Karma gets EPA-certified 52MPGe, sales ready to begin
It hasn't had the smoothest birth, nor the cheapest, but Fisker can apparently start selling Karmas for real this time. The tantalizing plug-in hybrid that first wowed us nearly four years ago has jus...
09:26 pm EDT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Engadget Microsoft and Brightpoint buddy up to deliver Windows Phone to Middle East and Africa
Microsoft's sights have clearly been set on expanding its Windows Phone empire into emerging markets, considering its recent interest in developing Tango, a low-cost version of its mobile OS due out n...
09:03 pm EDT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Engadget Galaxy Nexus barometer explained, Sam Champion not out of a job
Google's Galaxy Nexus may be a lot of things: the fourth-coming of Android, an HD Super AMOLED showcase and iPhone 4S competitor. But weather forecaster? Alright, so it won't give you hourly atmospher...
08:41 pm EDT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Engadget Microsoft has record Q1, rakes in $17.37 billion in revenue (updated: Skype plans revealed)
Q1 of 2012 (don't ask...) was good to Microsoft. Very good in fact. The company posted a record first quarter revenue of $17.37 billion, a 7-percent increase over the same period last year and slightl...
08:31 pm EDT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Podcast, live at 5:00PM ET!
Tim is back from wherever Tim was and senior associate editor Christopher Trout is in town, so we're doing a rare live in-studio episode. Mark our words, it will be amazing. Join us tonight at 5PM ET ...
08:08 pm EDT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Engadget Google spills the beans on Gmail revamp a bit early (video)
You've already gotten peek at it... heck, if you're anything like us you've already been using the preview version of it. What are we talking about? Why the newly redesigned Gmail, of course. In late ...
07:37 pm EDT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Engadget HTC Rezound render resoundingly revealed
Hark! The first renders of the HTC Rezound have appeared online, thanks to some of the device's cases going up for pre-order. You can see that, like the Sensation XE, the phone has red-glowing soft ke...
07:15 pm EDT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Engadget Feats Per Minute record playing bike helps you kickstand out the jams (video)
If you're like us, you spend most of your waking hours attempting to figure out a way to enjoy your vinyl collection on the go. Feats Per Minute offers a simple and handy solution, incorporating a tur...
06:52 pm EDT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Engadget Microsoft HoloDesk: when you need to juggle something that isn't there (video)
If you'd thought that OmniTouch and PocketTouch were the end of Microsoft Research's natural user interface projects, think again. It's now released a video of the HoloDesk, a tool that lets you manip...
06:29 pm EDT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Engadget Toshiba shows off 6-inch tablet display with 498ppi resolution
Toshiba showed off a 4-inch display for cellphones with a 367ppi resolution earlier this year, and it's now back with an even higher pixel density for its new 6.1-inch display for tablets (or possibly...
06:07 pm EDT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Engadget Kinect adds Sesame Street and National Geographic to Xbox Live, makes motion control wholesome fun
Kinect -- it's the Xbox 360 peripheral that just keeps on giving, now with more edutainment. Yes, that collision of worlds typically yields cringe- and boredom-inducing interactive experiences. Not so...
05:44 pm EDT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Show is live tomorrow with Intel, New York Comic Con and more!
The next episode of the Engadget Show is coming at you live -- or should we say "undead" -- tomorrow. We're shooting tomorrow at 6PM ET in Manhattan, but if you're not around the Big Apple, you can fo...
05:00 pm EDT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Engadget Behind the glass: a detailed tour inside the Samsung Galaxy Nexus
By now, the specs on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus are already publicly known, but what other magic is hiding within all the wires and circuitry? To find out, we've enlisted the help of developer Francois ...
04:41 pm EDT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Engadget Nokia Sabre brandished ahead of launch, expected to unveil its Mango of steel next week?
Andy Lees mentioned at AsiaD that Nokia would be launching more than one Windows Phone at its London-based event next week, and there's a chance that the prototype you see above could be unveiled alon...
04:21 pm EDT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Engadget Google Wallet goes to the Garden State, NJ Transit riders get 'tap and pay' privileges
The perks of Google's Nexus S used to lie solely in its unadorned OS. Now, owners of its penultimate Android flagship are about to get some additional mileage out of their Gingerbread-bearing handsets...
04:00 pm EDT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Engadget DXG-5F9V makes home video memories a 1080p HD affair, 3D glasses not required
Who said all the 3D perks had to be reserved for Hollywood? DXG's making the home video fun a virtual en vivo experience with the release of its 3D and 2D camcorder, set to hit the company's online st...
03:40 pm EDT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Engadget Nyko Zoom for Kinect hands-on
Microsoft's next Xbox 360 Dashboard update may be packing enough deep Kinect integration to make your inner Anderton tingle with glee, but it won't do you much good if you live in a shoebox apartment,...
03:20 pm EDT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Engadget Motorola Admiral to directly connect with Sprint on October 23rd for $100
We all knew it was coming, it was just a matter of time -- that, of course, is the Motorola Admiral that Sprint sure had a difficult time keeping a secret. But no matter now, as the fleet captain is r...
02:51 pm EDT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Engadget Major Chinese supplier halts rare earths production in attempt to boost prices
With prices sliding and uncertainty rising, China's biggest producer of rare earth minerals has suddenly decided to suspend all operations, in a move that could strain already tense relations with the...
02:27 pm EDT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Engadget The Leica D-Lux 5 Titanium: for people who prefer it pointed at them
Oh Leica, what do you take us for? First, you re-branded a Panasonic LX5 and sold it as the "D-Lux 5" with an inflated price tag. Now, you're releasing the aging ten megapixel, 1/1.63-inch (read: smal...
02:08 pm EDT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Engadget AT&T's profits are down, but the carrier is still smiling
There's good news and bad news in AT&T's third quarter report. The carrier's profit dropped to $3.6 billion for the quarter -- that's down from $12.32 billion from this time last year. That drop c...
01:24 pm EDT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Engadget Sony Music Unlimited arrives for Android tablets, bearing gifts of unlimited music
It's been a week of upgrades for Sony Tablet S owners. First came news of the PlayStation Store's arrival and now comes confirmation that Sony's Music Unlimited service is available, as well. Yesterda...
01:00 pm EDT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Engadget OCZ pushes access-time boundaries with Octane and Octane-S2 SSDs
OCZ Technology's pushing SSDs on step further this morning, with the introduction of the Octane SATA 6Gbps and Octane-S2 SATA 3Gbps SSDs. These guys promise "record-breaking access times" and up to 1T...
12:41 pm EDT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Engadget Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus ready for your pre-orders, sticky with Honeycomb (Update: 404'd)
Having passed the FCC's critical eye, and hot on the heels of Samsung's now official love-in with Google, the Korean manufacturer's pint-sized tablet refresh is now up for pre-ordering. Priced at $399...
12:19 pm EDT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Engadget ASUS says Eee Pad Transformer tablet will get ICS upgrade... sometime
We've already gotten some information about which phones will be getting the Ice Cream Sandwich update and when, and we're now starting to get some official word on tablet upgrades as well. Speaking w...
11:57 am EDT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Engadget Nikon J1 and V1 compacts now available for mirror haters everywhere
You heard that Nikon is releasing a couple of mirrorless compacts, right? Well, the ten megapixel J1 and V1 models are both on sale from today, sticking to their schedule despite the terrible flooding...
11:27 am EDT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Engadget ARM unveils Cortex-A7 processor, 'big.LITTLE' computing
Fancy a glimpse of the future? That little psychedelic beauty on the right is ARM's brand new Cortex-A7 processor. Its spec sheet might not seem so colorful at first glance, because it doesn't really ...
11:02 am EDT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Engadget iPhone 4S supports GLONASS satellite system, much to the delight of Russia
What does a Russian satellite system have to do with the iPhone 4S' GPS capabilities? Allow us to explain. Russian site iPhones.ru recently noticed that the 4S' spec page lists support for both assist...
10:18 am EDT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Engadget Nokia Q3 2011 earnings: operating profit sinks 60 percent, but sales beat estimates
Man, can Nokia World get here any faster? Nokia needs Windows Phone in perhaps the worst possible way, and if you had any doubt whatsoever on that, just take a look at the outfit's woeful Q3 2011 earn...
09:53 am EDT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson bringing Ice Cream Sandwich to Xperia handsets?
HTC may be busy pondering its Android 4.0 future, but Sony Ericsson is apparently ready to take a bite out of Google's Ice Cream Sandwich. Yesterday, in a post on its Facebook page, Sony Ericsson's Du...
09:38 am EDT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Engadget Google's Bradley Horowitz: 'we're throwing fewer things against the wall'
And with that, a dream dies. Well, maybe that's a bit sensational, but we aren't going to lie -- we weeped inside upon hearing Google's Bradley Horowitz (Vice President of Product Management) contrite...
09:08 am EDT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Engadget Samsung's Won-Pyo Hong: Galaxy Nexus wasn't designed just to skirt Apple patents
Well, so much for that. Samsung's Executive Vice President of Product Strategy -- Won-Pyo Hong -- didn't say a whole heck of a lot on stage here at AsiaD, but he did clarify one thing near the end of ...
08:32 am EDT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Engadget Thailand flooding forces Sony to postpone Alpha NEX-7 release, curb A65 production
Sony has just postponed the launch of its new NEX-7 mirrorless camera, due to widespread flooding in Thailand. According to the manufacturer, the flooding has impacted operations at two of its three f...
07:50 am EDT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Engadget The Gadget Show builds an FPS simulator that shoots back (video)
Racing simulators are ten a penny, but the closest an FPS player will get to an immersive experience is buying some branded peripherals. Armed with a pre-release level of Battlefield 3, The Gadget Sho...
10:00 pm EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget Poll: Vote for your favorite Frankengadget!
We had a great time combing through your Frankengadget mash-ups, and while there were many worthy submissions, we sadly had to narrow it down to just five. Our submission deadline has since passed, bu...
09:33 pm EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget Google's Street View takes to the rails in Switzerland
Google's Street View has made its way around the world and gone off the beaten path in a few places, but until now it hasn't hitched a ride to capture some scenery by rail. That picturesque view above...
08:45 pm EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget Introducing Engadget: The Comic!
If you haven't picked up a copy of Distro yet, you're missing out on all sort of great content, including a little gem hidden away on the back page of each issue. We asked some of our favorite indie c...
08:00 pm EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget Growing Up Geek: Iyaz Akhtar
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: Iyaz Akhtar, current a...
07:39 pm EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget NEC's Tele Scouter head-mounted display makes it really hard to not look evil
Case in point: the guy on the right. Sure, he's probably a mild-mannered, law-abiding citizen, but with NEC's Tele Scouter strapped to his spectacles, he looks just a wee bit sinister, doesn't he? The...
07:18 pm EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget Netflix Android app adds support for Honeycomb tablets, extends reach to Canada and Latin America
Honeycomb tablet owners have already been able to use Netflix unofficially thanks to some .APKs that have been floating about, but the company has now finally updated the app with some official suppor...
06:50 pm EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget Lytro introduces world's first lightfield camera
Ready for the world's first light field camera -- you know, the spiffy kind that can infinitely focus? After demoing the tech earlier this year, Lytro's ready to unveil the world's shipping product, a...
06:50 pm EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget Lytro introduces world's first light field camera: f2 lens, $399, ships early 2012
Ready for the world's first light field camera -- you know, the spiffy kind that can infinitely focus? After demoing the tech earlier this year, Lytro's unveiled the world's first shipping product -- ...
06:35 pm EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget Vodafone brings ARM and Ubuntu together for South African Webbook
If you don't know what Ubuntu is by now, we're not sure what tech blog you're reading -- 'cause it sure isn't this one. Ok, so finding a computer with the world's most popular Linux distro preloaded o...
06:00 pm EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget IRL: Playseat Evolution, HTC Thunderbolt and a five-year-old iMac
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.Quick poll fo...
05:41 pm EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget Google encrypts search for users, paranoiacs unsure how to respond
When Al Gore first created the internet (hard wink, everybody), we're pretty sure the plan was for Big Brother to collect your data, not Silicon Valley titans. Now Google, the company that mainly ten...
05:22 pm EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget Nokia 800 press shots leak, Espoo's Windows Phone Mango lovechild now close at hand
Stephen Elop famously fumbled when shots of Nokia's "super confidential" Mango handset made their way to the interwebs. Since then, we've seen footage from the factory floor, and even teases of upcomi...
05:02 pm EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget HTC's new audio API Beats OpenSense into developers
Earlier this summer HTC scooped up a slice of Beats by Dr. Dre stock, and we're finally seeing the much-anticipated Beats Audio popping up in phones. We also know that HTC is throwing developers some ...
04:29 pm EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget Apple solar patent wants a sunny display light for your Sunny (De)light
Let's begin with the usual disclaimer: Apple patent applications do not mean the outlandish technology will be arriving in the next iPhone, just that someone in a Cupertino basement cooked it up durin...
04:03 pm EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget PlayStation Store hits the Tablet S today, lets gamers relive the glory of the mid-'90s
Remember how badly you wanted a PlayStation phone, only to find out that "experience" was headed to a multitude of devices across the Android spectrum? Well, it looks like Sony's finally making good o...
03:37 pm EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget Engadget Distro's first special edition traces the origins of the iPhone 4S
We promised you some unexpected surprises, and it's time that we delivered. Distro's very first special edition is ready for download (and yes, it's available on PDF too). This one's all about a devic...
03:16 pm EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget Sprint unleashes the HTC EVO Design 4G, available October 23rd for $100
That HTC EVO Design 4G leaked a couple months ago? Oh, it's real -- and Sprint's finally ready to share its story with the world. The tale of the EVO Design 4G is simple enough: for a penny under $100...
02:49 pm EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget Verizon's My FiOS app puts your entire living room under one Android roof
Leaving home is hard, especially when you've got a backlog of on-demand movies and TV shows staring at you with big puppy dog eyes. Fortunately, however, Verizon has now come out with My FiOS -- a new...
02:20 pm EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget Is C-Spire getting the iPhone 4S? Its website says so (Update: confirmed)
Whoa, stop the presses -- we're not sure if this is officially in the pipeline or if it's just a matter of wishful thinking, but Sprint may not be the smallest carrier in the US to offer an iPhone 4S ...
02:10 pm EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget Kobo quietly launches Vox Android tablet with 7-inch display, Gingerbread, $200 price tag
Canadian retailer Future Shop gave us an accidental sneak peek at the tablet last week, but now Kobo is making Vox official, complete with a 7-inch 1024 x 600 resolution AFFS+ display with multi-...
01:55 pm EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget Motorola RAZR to get updated to Ice Cream Sandwich in early 2012
We know that Samsung has the first crack at Android 4.0 with the Galaxy Nexus, but it'll only be a matter of time before we begin seeing it show up on rival devices. HTC has already made an official s...
01:27 pm EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget Google Docs presentation gets redone, wants to power your next keynote
Curiously absent from last year's Google Docs overhaul was any news on the presentation front. That changes today, with Mountain View flipping live a preview of its next-gen slide making tool. After e...
01:00 pm EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget Audyssey's Lower East Side Audio Dock Air: square to be cool
Not enamored by any upcoming AirPlay-enabled HiFi systems? Audyssey's curiously square Lower East Side Audio Dock Air could be worth a shot. This is the second wireless speaker from the company, which...
12:41 pm EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget Spotify releases preview app for BlackBerry users, but not all of them
BlackBerry users haven't had a whole lot to celebrate in recent days, but at least they now have Spotify. Today, the Swedish startup unveiled a preview version of its music streaming app, available to...
12:24 pm EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget CE-Oh no he didn't: Steve Ballmer lays into Android
"You don't have to be a computer scientist to use a Windows Phone," said Microsoft's Steve Ballmer, "but you do to use an Android phone." He was addressing the Web 2.0 summit in San Francisco, where w...
12:01 pm EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget Galaxy Nexus, Ice Cream Sandwich roundup: specs, details and insight, oh my!
Couldn't stay awake for Samsung and Google's Ice Cream Sandwich event? Fear not, because we were there, documenting and analyzing every second of it on the internet. You can either re-live the magic a...
11:43 am EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget Google's Andy Rubin: 'six million' Android-based tablets out there
Google's Andy Rubin kicked off the opening keynote here at the Asian branch of All Things D (that's AsiaD, if you're curious), and he finally cleared up a figure we've been wondering about for eons. D...
11:08 am EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget Google's 'very close' to launching a digital download store with 'a little twist'
Google Music may well be lacking a little spice right now, but here at AsiaD, SVP Andy Rubin just confirmed that his company's "very close" to coming up with a digital download store, just as rumored ...
10:49 am EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget Andy Rubin: Ice Cream Sandwich's Face Unlock is developed by PittPatt
Liking that Face Unlock on Ice Cream Sandwich we saw this morning? You can thank PittPatt for that. Here at AsiaD's opening session, Android head honcho Andy Rubin just confirmed that said Pittsburgh-...
10:34 am EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget ASUS hints at next-generation Transformer in brief teaser video
ASUS has just posted a new video teaser for what appears to be a next-generation Eee Pad Transformer. Titled "The next Transformation," the clip is pretty light on details, though the mysterious devic...
10:07 am EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget Liveblog from AsiaD: Andy Rubin, SVP of Mobile at Google
Thought today's festivities were over from Hong Kong? Think again. While Samsung and Google tag-teamed the morning with the introduction of the Galaxy Nexus, the first-ever AsiaD conference is kicking...
09:46 am EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget U-verse TV gets social with help from Miso, TV Foundry, Wayvin and BuddyTV Guide
The fact is watching TV has always been social, which of course means it was only a matter of time before technology removed the physical proximity requirement from the mix. We've seen said requiremen...
08:49 am EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile internal doc leaks, BlackBerry Torch 9810 to bow this November?
A surprise Ice Cream Sandwich handset this is not -- for that news, you'll have to wait until later tonight. No, RIM's portrait QWERTY slider may not be the freshest bit of kit in the smartphone arena...
07:51 am EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget Instapaper gets iPad refresh: more friends, more reading
Instapaper, the internet equivalent of a bookmark, has been given a top-to-toe makeover for its latest outing on the iPad. Fear not, your reading materials remain easy to read (and ad-free), but versi...
06:49 am EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget Android Beam takes us to the future of close-proximity data exchange (video)
Remember when HP showed off transferring webpages from the TouchPad tablet to the Pre 3 just by touching? Remember thinking "Wow, that'd be cool if I actually had a TouchPad and a Pre 3?" Android Beam...
06:36 am EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget Samsung: the LTE version of the Galaxy Nexus will be 'a little' thicker
We got it straight from the horse's mouth here at Samsung and Google's Galaxy Nexus launch event that the future LTE edition of the Galaxy Nexus will indeed be thicker than the HSPA+ model showca...
06:23 am EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget Ice Cream Sandwich face unlock demo (video)
When Matias Duarte tried to unlock his Nexus Galaxy on-stage at today's Samsung event things didn't go so well. Some combination of his makeup and the lighting conspired to keep him from getting into ...
06:14 am EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Nexus camera and 1080p video samples
Wondering what the 5 megapixel sensor within the Galaxy Nexus is capable of? So were we. We didn't have a huge variety of subjects to photograph here in our meeting room, but we ran about and captured...
06:00 am EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget Pioneer's new music players give dancers some Steez
A walk in the park may never be the same again now that Pioneer has announced its new Steez range of dance-troupe friendly portable music players. In what appears to be a tango using its DJ and audio ...
05:07 am EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget HTC: We're reviewing Ice Cream Sandwich and determining our plans
Samsung was awarded a precious head start in its upgrade path to Android 4.0, but how will its competition respond? HTC may have one of the most difficult jobs ahead, since it has integrated its Sense...
05:03 am EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget Google Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0): a hands-on screenshot gallery
Hello there, Ice Cream Sandwich! Google and Samsung just took the wraps off of the former's newest mobile operating system here in Hong Kong, and boy -- she's a beauty. Of course, we've known about IC...
04:16 am EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Nexus vs. Galaxy S II, Nexus One and Nexus S (macro hands-on)
Guess who posed for a family gathering here in Hong Kong? From left to right, we've got the Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy S II, Nexus One and Nexus S. The panels on all of these guys are stunning, but we're fi...
04:04 am EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget Google confirms Nexus S will get Ice Cream Sandwich -- for real this time (Gingerbread devices, too)
Okay, so we've already seen Ice Cream Sandwich running on the Nexus S, but that was decidedly... unofficial. We've just heard straight from Google's Gabe Cohen that the Nexus S will definitely be gett...
03:41 am EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Nexus hands-on!
Remember the Droid RAZR? That's so yesterday. Or, earlier today. Whatever. The point is, Samsung's just busted out the planet's first Ice Cream Sandwich-based smartphone here in Hong Kong, a few days ...
03:41 am EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Nexus with Ice Cream Sandwich hands-on (video)
Remember the Droid RAZR? That's so yesterday. Or, earlier today. Whatever. The point is, Samsung's just busted out the planet's first Ice Cream Sandwich-based smartphone here in Hong Kong, a few days ...
03:19 am EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Nexus vs. Droid RAZR by Motorola: the tale of the tape
Well folks, the wait is over. Now you can push the rumors, early introductions and other pre-announcement ramblings aside and focus on the real matter at hand: which of these shiny new handsets will y...
03:04 am EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget Google announces NFC-based Android Beam for sharing between phones
Google's already embraced NFC for mobile payments, and it's now ready to do some sharing as well. That comes in the form of the new Android Beam feature for Ice Cream Sandwich, which the company just ...
03:04 am EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget Google announces NFC-based Android Beam for sharing between phones (video)
Google's already embraced NFC for mobile payments, and it's now ready to do some sharing as well. That comes in the form of the new Android Beam feature for Ice Cream Sandwich, which the company just ...
02:59 am EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget Ice Cream Sandwich revamps Android camera and gallery features
It's been a long time coming, but with the introduction of Ice Cream Sandwich, Android finally takes a significant leap forward in terms of camera and gallery features. The camera interface is complet...
02:42 am EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget Android Ice Cream Sandwich adds Face Unlock feature
There's no shortage of new features in Ice Cream Sandwich, but one sure to attract a lot of attention is Face Unlock. That, as you can probably surmise, lets you unlock your phone through facial recog...
02:42 am EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget Roboto font and the new design philosophy of Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich
When it came time to talk Ice Cream Sandwich, Matias Duarte started the conversation (or is it lecture?) with a bit about Roboto. At its most basic, Roboto is a font -- the new face of Android in a po...
02:25 am EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich now official
Google has taken the stage in Hong Kong to make the next version of Android OS, nicknamed Ice Cream Sandwich, a thing of reality. Better known as Android 4.0 appears to offer a massive redesign to th...
02:25 am EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich now official, includes revamped design, enhancements galore
Google has taken the stage in Hong Kong to make the next version of Android OS, nicknamed Ice Cream Sandwich, a thing of reality. Better known as Android 4.0, the update offers a massive redesign to t...
02:22 am EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy Nexus launches in November worldwide on NTT Docomo, Verizon, and?
On stage at Samsung and Google's joint event they've finally confirmed launch (November) and one carrier (NTT Docomo) for the Galaxy Nexus superphone with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The leaks let...
02:22 am EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy Nexus launches in November worldwide on NTT Docomo, Verizon
On stage at Samsung and Google's joint event they've finally confirmed launch (November) and one carrier (NTT Docomo) for the Galaxy Nexus superphone with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The leaks let...
02:22 am EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy Nexus launches in November on NTT Docomo, Verizon, and more
On stage at Samsung and Google's joint event they've finally confirmed launch (November) and one carrier (NTT Docomo) for the Galaxy Nexus superphone with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The leaks let...
01:45 am EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget Samsung and Google's Ice Cream Sandwich event liveblog!
There ain't no party like a Google and Samsung party because a Google and Samsung party comes with ice cream. Or, at least, this one does. We're glad you're going to join us for the first proper tasti...
01:34 am EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy Nexus gets official: Android 4.0, 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display
Wait no more. Google and Samsung have just made the long-awaited Galaxy Nexus (not longer the Nexus Prime, as we'd once heard) official here in Hong Kong, and the specifications are downright drool-wo...
01:34 am EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy Nexus gets official: Android 4.0, 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display (video)
Wait no more. Google and Samsung have just made the long-awaited Galaxy Nexus (not longer the Nexus Prime, as we'd once heard) official here in Hong Kong, and the specifications are downright drool-wo...
01:10 am EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 270 - 10.18.2011
Even though it's been a week that's all about cellphones, there's still plenty of HD news to decipher, from last week's comments to our review of the Logitech Harmony Link. If you know us, you know Ha...
12:32 am EDT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Engadget PlayStation Vita is coming February 22nd, start saving now
Well folks, the wait is over. Sony has announced that the PlayStation Vita will be hitting shelves February 22nd at retailers in the US, Canada, Latin America and Europe. In addition to all your favor...
11:53 pm EDT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Nexus gets handled on video
We're still a few hours away from Samsung's big Ice Cream Sandwich event, but it looks like the company just can't keep the Galaxy Nexus under wraps. First it showed up on the company's site, and now ...
11:27 pm EDT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Engadget Verizon looking at November 10th launch for Galaxy Nexus, Droid RAZR and HTC Rezound?
Could it be that a trio of LTE-powered Superfriends are ready for a throwdown on the same exact day at your local Verizon outlet? According to a leaked internal doc courtesy of Droid-Life, signs point...
10:47 pm EDT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Nexus leaks on official site, flashes Verizon affiliation
Guess what just showed up in searches on Samsung.com? That's right, the Galaxy Nexus...developingSamsung Galaxy Nexus leaks on official site, flashes Verizon affiliation originally appeared on Engadge...
10:19 pm EDT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Engadget Google thinks your digital books belong on a digital bookcase, digitally (video)
How to best view the Google Books collections? Why, a digital bookcase, of course. But this isn't just any bookcase, it's a giant spinning 3D helix of a bookcase, collecting more than 10,000 titles in...
09:44 pm EDT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Engadget Motorola locks RAZR bootloader, angers ROM-happy lovers of anorexic handsets
Like the Droid 3 before it, Motorola's Droid RAZR will be shipping with a locked bootloader -- despite the company's promise to start unlocking its handsets. Sure, the Atrix is ripe for the hacking, b...
09:44 pm EDT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Engadget Motorola locks Droid RAZR bootloader, angers ROM-happy lovers of anorexic handsets
Like the Droid 3 before it, Motorola's Droid RAZR will be shipping with a locked bootloader -- despite the company's promise to start unlocking its handsets. Sure, the Atrix is ripe for the hacking, b...
09:13 pm EDT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Engadget Intel earnings beat company records: $14.3 billion revenue, $3.7 billion net income
Apple may not have fared as well as expected in its own Q4, but just up the road in Silicon Valley Intel managed to exceed analyst predictions, posting record revenue of $14.3 billion -- up $3.2 billi...
08:40 pm EDT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Engadget Apple Q4 earnings fall short of expectations: $28.27 billion in revenue, $6.62 billion net profit
Apple's earnings for Q4 2011 are out, and the company has fallen short of expectations. It still managed to rake in $28.27 billion during the quarter, which is up from $20.3 billion in Q3 2010, but qu...
08:16 pm EDT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Engadget Hori Tactical Assault Commander 3 PS3 keyboard and mouse: for fans of butch peripherals
Peripheral makers often give their devices preposterous names -- remember when you asked your grandparents for that Thrustmaster? Hori has outdone itself with the Tactical Assault Commander 3, which w...
07:51 pm EDT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Engadget Doxie Go portable scanner creates searchable PDFs without a PC, syncs to almost anything
As far as scanners go, Doxie makes some of the more interesting products on the market. There's one problem though... the bright trail of hot pint hearts splashed across the front. Thankfully, the upc...
07:25 pm EDT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Engadget Ultra HDTV technical standards agreed on, more pixels is a good thing
The high-definition pride of your living room may not want to hear it, but it looks like ultra high-definition TV (or UHDTV) has now taken another step towards reality. While shop-floor products remai...
07:01 pm EDT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Engadget Ice Cream Sandwich widgets leak out ahead of official launch
We expect to be hearing plenty more about Ice Cream Sandwich before the day is out, but that doesn't mean there isn't still room for some last-minute leaks. We've already seen a couple of updated apps...
06:34 pm EDT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Engadget Hands-on with the Motorola Droid RAZR's (many) accessories (video)
It wouldn't be a Motorola event without a glut of accessories, and boy howdy did the company deliver on that front. Sure, the Droid RAZR may not actually be out yet, but when it does hit, the handset ...
06:20 pm EDT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Engadget Motorola Droid RAZR hits FCC with Verizon LTE, global GSM radio
Surprisingly, Motorola seems to have been taken a page out of Apple's book, as the Droid RAZR was curiously approved by the FCC almost immediately after it was announced. And there's some good stuff t...
05:58 pm EDT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Engadget Droid RAZR vs. Droid vs. iPhone 4... fight!
Just how thin is 7.1mm? Well, we could tell you (been there, done that), or we can show you. And what better way to really drive the point home than with some head-to-head shots? We busted out our tru...
05:18 pm EDT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Engadget Motorola Motoactv hands-on (update: video with Dean Karnazes!)
So when Motorola teased its "faster, thinner, smarter, stronger" event we were pretty sure that was a not-so-subtle reference to the 7mm-thick Droid RAZR. As it turns out, the company was also being q...
05:14 pm EDT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Engadget Motorola Droid RAZR hands-on (video)
To everyone who rocked a Motorola RAZR in the '00s, it's time to get excited again. The line -- or at least the name -- has been reborn, and not without good reason. This is a thin device -- extremely...
04:44 pm EDT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Engadget RIM announces PlayBook 2.0 Developer Beta with BlackBerry Runtime and ADT plug-in
Research in Motion announced the developer beta of BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 today at its DevCon keynote.Developing...Be sure to follow our liveblog of the BlackBerry DevCon keynote, going on right now!...
04:44 pm EDT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Engadget RIM announces PlayBook 2.0 Developer Beta and Runtime, marries Android to BlackBerry
Research in Motion announced the developer beta of BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 today at its annual DevCon event. The new beta will be released today, and has a few goodies that we've been waiting a lon...
04:17 pm EDT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Engadget Motorola Droid RAZR unveiled: LTE, 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display, available November for $299
As far as secrets go, this one was not well kept. After a series of leaks that treated us to early images of the device, Motorola finally spilled the LTE beans with a teaser page reveal just yesterday...
04:07 pm EDT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Engadget Motorola announces Motoactv, 'the ultimate fitness device'
It's official, Motorola's just officially unveiled Motoactv (not to be confused with these guys), its very own music and fitness device. The little running mate sports a 600MHz processor, runs Android...
03:59 pm EDT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Engadget Research in Motion announces BBX, 'combines the best of BlackBerry and QNX'
And it's real, folks -- RIM has made BBX, its latest mobile platform, official at its DevCon keynote. Dan Dodge, President of QNX, mentioned that the new OS is a "single, unified platform for the whol...
03:40 pm EDT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Engadget Motorola's Faster. Thinner. Smarter. Stronger. event liveblog!
The countdown is almost at an end. And that means it's time for some serious Daft Punk-referencing Motorola action. What can we expect today? The Spyder / Droid RAZR handset? The sequel to the Xoom? P...
03:15 pm EDT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry DevCon Americas 2011 keynote liveblog!
RIM's hit a bit of a rough patch lately, but that doesn't mean the company can't thrill us here at DevCon Americas 2011. Mike Lazaridis is in the house, and we're expecting some good news to come out ...
03:14 pm EDT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Engadget HP TouchPad gets webOS 3.0.4 update, now able to answer calls from non-webOS phones
It may not have resulted in much of a numerical bump, but the just-released webOS 3.0.4 software update for the HP TouchPad is a fairly significant one. The big new addition is the ability to pair non...
02:33 pm EDT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Engadget Levitating superconductor floats within a magnetic field so you don't have to (video)
What happens when you douse a superconducting urinal cake with liquid nitrogen? We haven't given it too much thought, to be honest, though we're guessing it would look a lot like the "levitating" disc...
02:00 pm EDT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Engadget Galaxy Nexus images, specs and benchmarks apparently leaked
Either these posters are extremely elaborate fakes, or NTT DoCoMo is really bad at keeping secrets. Just hours after it prematurely tweeted a November release for the Galaxy Nexus (aka the Nexus Prime...
01:53 pm EDT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Engadget Motorola's Android future to be revealed later today, get your liveblog here!
Promising us something faster, thinner and stronger later today, Motorola has paired up with Verizon to make some big announcements. We're going to be smack dab in the middle of it all, chronicling ev...
01:32 pm EDT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Engadget Logitech release MW3 gaming mouse and keyboard, for people who can't get enough Soap
If the thought of spending $160 on Modern Warfare 3-branded peripherals appeals then twitch your trigger fingers at Logitech's new Gaming Keyboard G105 and Laser Mouse G9X. Both are slathered in MW3 l...
01:01 pm EDT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Engadget Google Wallet adds coupons, rewards points, Jamba Juice
Could Google Wallet really help you find Blackberry Bliss? Indeed it can, now that Big G has beefed up its mobile payment platform with a host of offers from retailers like Jamba Juice, American Eagle...
12:33 pm EDT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Engadget OmniTouch projection interface makes the world your touchscreen (video)
Sometimes you just want to make notes on your forearm. Put that permanent marker down though, because PhD student Chris Harrison et al at Microsoft Research have created a new system that allows touch...
12:03 pm EDT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Engadget Ford brings Bluetooth text message readouts to more SYNC vehicles
Got a SYNC-tastic Ford from 2011 onwards? Then you'll find that the latest update (G1 V3.2.2) to the dash software will let you listen to your smartphone's incoming emails and SMS messages via the car...
11:30 am EDT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry DevCon starts today, get all the liveblog action right here!
It's only hours away from starting, so all you BlackBerry fans should be good and hyped for DevCon 2011. Will we finally see the promised Android app player for the PlayBook? Could those oft-rumored Q...
11:04 am EDT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Engadget Animoog takes the synth keyboard stylings to the iPad, DIY electronica lives to see another day
Mention music apps and our minds immediately conjure up images of a certain Icelandic songstress' interactive iPad album. Well, folks the high-art bleeps and bloops don't have to belong to the aurally...
10:24 am EDT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile adds new daily and monthly plans for true commitment phobes
If you're of the ilk who vehemently hates contracts, yet adores T-Mobile, read on. Alongside its existing pay-as-you go plans, Little Magenta has introduced a new $60 choice, offering unlimited minute...
09:31 am EDT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Engadget Microsoft's PocketTouch prototype is like x-ray vision for your fingers (video)
Is it more gauche to pull out your phone in the middle of a date, or to draw a bunch of crop circles on your pants? That's the question we were asking ourselves after coming across PocketTouch -- a ne...
08:28 am EDT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Engadget Japan's NTT DoCoMo announces Samsung Nexus Prime ahead of Ice Cream Sandwich event
We're still a few hours away from Samsung and Google's Ice Cream Sandwich event, but Japan's NTT DoCoMo has already jumped the gun on one of Sammy's most anticipated announcements -- the Nexus Prime. ...
07:39 am EDT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Engadget RIM's BlackBerry Packager for Android emerges in leaked video
Well, what do we have here? RIM has just posted a video outlining its new BlackBerry Packager for Android, just a few hours ahead of today's DevCon event. The tool, which received brief mention in RIM...
07:03 am EDT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Engadget Cedar Trail-powered Asus VX6S netbook gets some early benchmarks
Benchmarking unreleased hardware is a dodgy business, largely because you're not working with final drivers. Nevertheless, Netbook Live's latest efforts could possibly be seen as establishing a bare m...
06:21 am EDT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Engadget UK sets analog TV cutoff for October 2012, finally sees a show after US viewers
It's not that we're upset UK viewers get to watch series like Luther, Misfits and Bedlam long before they officially air here (or in the case of Doctor Who, hours), but we are finally glad to know how...
05:00 am EDT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Engadget Canon announces EOS-1D X: full-frame 18MP sensor, 14 fps, 204,800 top ISO, $6,800 price tag
Stick a piece of gaffer tape over the unmistakable X, and Canon's latest EOS-1D pro-level camera will look virtually identical to every 1D model that came before it. But once you flip up the power sli...
04:11 am EDT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Engadget Logitech M525 wireless mouse lasts three years on a single pair of batteries
That is the Logitech M525 wireless mouse, a rather unassuming hunk of plastic and rubber with a scroll wheel that also tilts for navigating pages both horizontally and vertically. Sure, you get your c...
03:21 am EDT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Engadget Four Bit Maze dares you to solve its puzzles, work your way up to the Lament Configuration
Got a relative who keeps cheating his way out of your yew maze? This holiday season, perhaps you should consider a different kind of challenge: Oskar van Deventer's Four Bit Maze. The apparently simpl...
02:47 am EDT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Engadget Skype Rdio co-founder's Vdio service leaks out, pronunciation confirmed
Where does one go after Rdio? Why, Vdio, of course. GigaOm today got some answers about Skype / Rdio / KaZaA co-founder Janus Friis's upcoming service. First and most foremost, it's pronounced "Vee-de...
02:00 am EDT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Engadget Samsung and Google's Ice Cream Sandwich event is tomorrow -- get your liveblog here!
Are you a first-to-knower? You will be if you tune in here 24 hours from now. Samsung's event happens at 10am on October 19th in Hong Kong, but if you want to read it live you only need to wait until ...
01:08 am EDT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Engadget More efficient heat sinks could sport nanowire whiskers
Sintering is a common process for creating copper heat sinks that involves packing powdered metals into a particular shape and baking it in a vacuum. A funny thing happens though, if you leave out the...
12:28 am EDT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy W revisits the FCC, is this T-Mobile's 'Ancora'?
Samsung's Galaxy W has already made its requisite FCC debut, brandishing radios fit for AT&T. Now another variant's cropped up in the Commission's electronic database, this time bearing the model...
12:28 am EDT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy W revisits the FCC, is this T-Mobile's 'Ancora?'
Samsung's Galaxy W has already made its requisite FCC debut, brandishing radios fit for AT&T. Now another variant's cropped up in the Commission's electronic database, this time bearing the model ...
11:11 pm EDT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Engadget Samsung delivers kernel source for T-Mobile Galaxy S II, developers can now collect all three
Developers, start your engines. T-Mobile's version of the Samsung Galaxy S II was the slowest in the family to get the official kernel source. It's here now, though, arriving on Sammy's site a whole f...
10:30 pm EDT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Engadget Camera showdown: iPhone 4S vs. iPhone 4, Galaxy S II, Nokia N8 and Amaze 4G (video)
Siri's sweet and all, but for many of us that new eight megapixel sensor and f/2.4 aperture lens are what really makes Apple's iPhone 4S an appealing upgrade. We spent the weekend shooting around New ...
10:03 pm EDT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Engadget DeLorean DMC-12 EV announced for 2013 production, Doc Brown's whip gets real... electric
An electric-powered, production DeLorean? Believe it. It's in part thanks to the eponymously dubbed DeLorean Motor Company of Texas (not to be confused with long defunct DMC), which is known for its m...
09:44 pm EDT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Engadget Must See HDTV (October 17th - 23rd)
The baseball season is almost over, but we've got one more playoff series to enjoy before giving things over completely to the fall and winter sports. We've also got a new new shows premiering this we...
09:31 pm EDT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Engadget Sirius XM rolls out Edge satellite radio with expanded channel lineup
We're still waiting for some official word on Sirius XM's seemingly imminent Android-based Lynx radio, but the company has now announced another first. That would be the Edge Dock and Play Radio pictu...
09:16 pm EDT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson Xperia pro on sale this October, corporate thumbs flex in anticipation
Back at Mobile World Congress in February, Sony Ericsson managed to surprise attack us with the reveal of its Xperia pro. Now, nearly a full year and oodles of leaks later, that Android 2.3 QWERTY sli...
09:00 pm EDT - Mon, October 17, 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...
08:47 pm EDT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Engadget Nokia Essence promises 99.8 percent noise cancellation, lets you listen to Ke$ha in peace
In-ear headphones that cancel out almost all of the background noise? Yes, please. The Nokia Essence is the latest stereo Bluetooth to hit the market, and it's poised to eliminate as much of the world...
08:21 pm EDT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Engadget Galaxy Player 4.0 and 5.0 land on shelves, deliver Gingerbread without the phone
Right on schedule the Galaxy Player 4.0 and 5.0 have made their way into retail channels and are ready to deliver their particular brand of phone-less Gingerbread right to your greasy little fingers. ...
07:55 pm EDT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Engadget GE's new factory will push out one solar panel every ten seconds
General Electric is sending its troops to Colorado to conquer the thin film solar panel business. The 38th state will play home to a new facility that leverages the supermodel-thin panel know-how of P...
07:33 pm EDT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Engadget Huawei MediaPad passes go at FCC, collects $200
Huawei's mildly anticipated dual-core MediaPad shouldn't be long now that it's passed the multimeter-wielding ministrations of the FCC. As per tradition, it was the WiFi-only model that was passed fit...
07:07 pm EDT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Engadget BlueSLR dongle arrives for BlackBerry and (some) Android phones
Offering to play matchmaker between your high-end camera and smartphone, XEquals has extended support for its BlueSLR remote control beyond iOS. Yes, Blackberry and Android users can now download thei...
06:47 pm EDT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Engadget Motorola Droid RAZR gets an early introduction ahead of tomorrow's launch
One thing we love about teasers: they oftentimes backfire, allowing the general public to see more of the product than the company intended. This is the story of the Motorola Spyder (aka Droid RAZR), ...
06:00 pm EDT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Engadget HTC Titan review
We knew as soon as we first clapped eyes on this hulk of a phone that it'd make a brave purchase. It's not just the 4.7-inch screen that requires a leap of faith, but also the Windows Phone operating ...
05:49 pm EDT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Engadget ITC judge says Apple did not infringe on HTC's patents in initial case, more rulings still to come
HTC has since lodged some additional patent infringement complaints with the International Trade Commission, but an ITC judge has now ruled on HTC's first complaint against Apple from back in May of 2...
05:44 pm EDT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Engadget New PS3 and PS Move bundles leaked by box manufacturer, Black Friday deal evidently in tow
There may be a healthy selection of new PlayStation kits coming your way in the near future. Images of unannounced bundle boxes have surfaced over at Slickdeals, courtesy of Scream777, who claims to w...
05:44 pm EDT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Engadget New PS3 and PS Move bundles leaked by box manufacturer, Black Friday deal evidently in tow (update)
There may be a healthy selection of new PlayStation kits coming your way in the near future. Images of unannounced bundle boxes have surfaced over at Slickdeals, courtesy of Scream777, who claims to w...
05:24 pm EDT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Engadget Nokia 710 spotted on developer site, probably not running 'Internet Tablet OS 2008 Edition'
With barely a few weeks before the phone giant's annual hurrah, Nokia World, kicks off in London, details have leaked of a new phone possibly winging its way to the Finnish faithful. According to MyNo...
05:05 pm EDT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Engadget SideBySide makes tiny projectors fun again (video)
Kids these days just don't get thrilled by tiny projectors the way they used to. Disney Research is hoping to address the problem with its new SideBySide prototype, a pico projector that interacts wit...
04:46 pm EDT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Engadget Remember those faster-than-light neutrinos? Great, now forget 'em
A week ago the world went wild over CERN's tentative claim that it could make neutrinos travel faster than light. Suddenly, intergalactic tourism and day trips to the real Jurassic Park were back on t...
04:25 pm EDT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Engadget Spyro figurines bridge the console divide, bring flame-grilled peace to the world
Kids lacking the imagination to bring their own toys to life now have the option of letting a games console do it for them. Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure has teleported into stores, boxed with three t...
04:04 pm EDT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Engadget Kinect hack lets you manage your bank account with gestures, will occupy your living room (video)
You know all those convoluted gestures and hate-infused fist pumps you make every time you look at your bank account? Well, you can now put them to good use, thanks to a new Kinect hack from Lithuania...
03:42 pm EDT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Engadget YouTube 'Merch Store' makes your artist channel a one-stop shop for the groupie goodies
Know what beats selling CDs (or USB sticks) and swag out of the trunk of your struggling band's party wagon? Striking a deal with Google to pitch those wares on the interwebs, that's what. Rolling out...
03:20 pm EDT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Engadget Motorola intros Elite Sliver and Elite Flip Bluetooth headsets with NFC pairing (video)
Bluetooth headsets are normally the province of businesspeople so important they can't spare the energy to hold a phone to their ears or, perhaps, folks who just want to play CIA agent. If you find yo...
02:56 pm EDT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Engadget FCC and CTIA get set to hit back against bill shock
Bill shock? It's "a real consumer problem that needs to be fixed," according to FCC chairman Julius Genachowski. The department teamed up with the CTIA and the Consumers Union today to address the pro...
02:32 pm EDT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Engadget Microsoft reveals Data Explorer tool, gets into the sorbet business (video)
Redmond houses quite a few little teams beavering away on quirky projects and one of those has just gone public with its latest creation. It's codenamed "Data Explorer", which perhaps isn't an ideal c...
02:08 pm EDT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Engadget webOS brick-and-mortar stores close forever, may they rest in peace
It's with broken heart that we announce that the doors have officially shut for good on all remaining webOS retail stores. The news likely won't come as a shock to many, given HP's intent to scrap the...
01:37 pm EDT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Engadget iPhone 4S hits four million in sales after first weekend
How did you spend your weekend? If you're Apple, the answer is simple, really: selling a whole lot of iPhones. Cupertino this morning announced that iPhone 4S sales have reached four million -- quite ...
01:18 pm EDT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Engadget Mycestro is one wearable 3D ring mouse to rule them all (video)
Sure, we've seen some wearable mice in the past (some more wearable than others), but this little one from Innovative Developments offers up some fairly diverse applications. The Mycestro's four butto...
12:53 pm EDT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Engadget Ice Cream Sandwich may have a built-in photo editor to help your pictures turn out halfway decent
If you envision Ice Cream Sandwich -- the latest iteration of Android -- as a revolutionary update that satisfies every single one of your geeky lusts, we sure hope you've been aching for a photo edit...
12:22 pm EDT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Engadget Virgin Media's TiVos get updated with Spotify, iOS app support and more
Over in the UK, Virgin Media has given a lucky few (3,500 or so) access to a pilot update for their TiVo DVRs that adds many of the features we'd heard were on the way, plus some extras. Word out of C...
11:37 am EDT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Engadget IDC and Gartner: Lenovo leaps past Dell for second place, still trails HP for the gold
IDC and Gartner have come out with their latest Q3 rankings of the world's PC manufacturers, which means it's time for us to do some dissecting. Not much changed at the top of the heap, where, accordi...
10:30 am EDT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Engadget Wireless bike brake system has the highest GPA ever
Color us a yellow shade of mendacious, but if we designed something that works 99.999999999997 percent of the time, we'd probably round off and give ourselves a big ol' 100 percent A+. We'd proba...
09:22 am EDT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Engadget Salt enables six times the storage capacity for snail-unfriendly hard drives
Salt: sure, you might use it to cure meats for your latest solar-powered circumnavigation. But hold onto your kippers, Magellan, because Singaporean scientists have found that sodium chloride -- ordin...
08:46 am EDT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Engadget RIM offers free apps to make up for that whole BlackBerry outage thing
RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis has already apologized for last week's widespread BlackBerry outage, but apparently, that wasn't enough. Today, the manufacturer announced that it's offering customers a full...
07:34 am EDT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Engadget Crestron debuts free, paid mobile apps for Android devices
It's taken some time, but Crestron has finally rolled out an official version of its home automation remote control software for Android. Crestron's iOS efforts have been around and there was also an ...
05:49 am EDT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Engadget LG DoublePlay makes its official intro on T-Mobile, offers dual-screens and split keyboard
Where have all the split-keyboard phones gone? It's been roughly seven years since the days of the Nokia 6820, a messaging device with an innovative form factor, but handsets with a similar mold have ...
05:24 am EDT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Engadget Amazon lockers come to NYC, no more getting caught by UPS in your PJs
First Seattle, then London, now the Big Apple -- Amazon's delivery lockers are starting to pop up all over. As we've explained before, the lockers are basically giant, automated PO boxes, designated e...
03:03 am EDT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Engadget Gamecube-free Wii refresh heads to North America, competes with more versatile predecessor
Usually when a hardware refresh axes a major feature, it gets a comparable price drop. Not for Nintendo's waggle star, however -- the gamecube-free Wii refresh we've seen advertised for Europe is head...
02:38 am EDT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Engadget How would you change HP's TouchPad?
Not like it matters much now, but hey -- why not, right? HP's TouchPad was tossed into the closeout bin just over 40 days after it initially went on sale, and it actually served to be a spark for the ...
01:53 am EDT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Engadget Motorola Atrix 2 just a few clicks away from your purchase at AT&T for $100
The latest high-end Android phone on AT&T's lineup definitely looks like a hundred bucks, and fortunately it won't cost you a penny more -- on the contrary, it'll be a penny less before taxes and ...
01:12 am EDT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Engadget Switched On: As Siri gets serious
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.Nearly 25 years passed between Apple's first foray into handheld electronics -- the Newton MessagePad -- and the far mo...
01:00 am EDT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Engadget Transformers Blu-ray 3D release coming to Japan in January, still no release date for US
The United States got a quickie Blu-ray release of Transformers: Dark of the Moon a couple of weeks ago sans-extras and 3D, with only a promise they would be delivered "in the coming months" but that ...
11:57 pm EDT - Sun, October 16, 2011
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Civic hybrid gets driven, AT-AT dog costume gets worn
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.Incredible feats of green architecture reached for the sky ...
10:54 pm EDT - Sun, October 16, 2011
Engadget Sony Reader PRS-T1 hacked to expose Android, run other e-reader apps (video)
We knew that lurking under the e-ink screen gracing the front of Sony's PRS-T1 reader was some version of Android. What was unclear, was whether or not we'd ever be able to actually get a peek under i...
09:34 pm EDT - Sun, October 16, 2011
Engadget Chipworks throws an iPhone 4S under its infrared microscope, finds Sony-sourced image sensor
Look closely. Can you spot it? That gray abyss is actually an infrared image by Chipworks revealing an iPhone 4S' Sony-branded, 8 megapixel CMOS sensor. Looks like Howard Stringer wasn't bluffing to W...
06:54 pm EDT - Sun, October 16, 2011
Engadget RIM tells devs to get ready for BlackBerry Curve Touch and Bellagio
If you're going to give your devs a nugget of info about some of your unannounced devices on a publicly available site, we hope you won't be so surprised that word actually gets out about them. That's...
05:29 pm EDT - Sun, October 16, 2011
Engadget Sprint buyback ad deems HTC Arrive too old, iPhone page lightly suggests you chuck it
Ready to trade in that phone you just got? Sprint thinks you are, teasing you from its iPhone landing page to "go green and get green" by recycling your probably still in-contract HTC Arrive. Sure, it...
05:29 pm EDT - Sun, October 16, 2011
Engadget Sprint buyback ad deems HTC Arrive too old, iPhone page lightly suggests you chuck it (update: official response)
Ready to trade in that phone you just got? Sprint thinks you are, teasing you from its iPhone landing page to "go green and get green" by recycling your probably still in-contract HTC Arrive. Sure, it...
03:52 pm EDT - Sun, October 16, 2011
Engadget Sirius XM Lynx receiver leaks out courtesy of Best Buy
It's since been removed, but a listing for the tidy little package you see above was on Best Buy's website long enough this week to provide most of the details on Sirius XM's still-unannounced Lynx sa...
02:00 pm EDT - Sun, October 16, 2011
Engadget Refresh Resource: week of October 10, 2011
Your smartphone and / or tablet is justbeggingto get updated. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so man...
12:31 pm EDT - Sun, October 16, 2011
Engadget Kindle 3 gets software upgrade, ready to soar into the cloud
Amazon has pushed out a new update for the Kindle 3, now operating under the alias of the Kindle Keyboard. This gives the well-buttoned e-reader access to some of the cloud features found on its fresh...
09:17 am EDT - Sun, October 16, 2011
Engadget Colorware spills its inks on your iPhone 4S, charges dearly for it
You didn't think the latest iPhone would be saved from Colorware's paint-dipped hands, did you?Lo and behold, the company's swatches are currently ready for application on the 4S. Similar to its iPhon...
06:02 am EDT - Sun, October 16, 2011
Engadget US leads global LTE adoption, rides Verizon's coattails
There's no doubt the demand for mobile broadband has skyrocketed worldwide, but the US is leading the LTE charge(s) -- plural, 'cause you know, battery life sucks on a... nevermind. According to Pyram...
03:11 am EDT - Sun, October 16, 2011
Engadget Ask Engadget: what's the best dual-SIM phone 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 Damian, who just ain't satisfie...
12:46 am EDT - Sun, October 16, 2011
Engadget Siri gets lost internationally, promises to do better next year
The iPhone 4S' Siri integration may be a potential game changer, but she's not quite the world traveler some of us would like her to be. In fact, it seems she's as lost outside of US borders as any un...
10:33 pm EDT - Sat, October 15, 2011
Engadget Google Voice pulled from App Store following iOS 5 crash
What once was there now is gone. Earlier today, Google Voice was just two clicks away in the iOS App Store. Now, all that remains is a page cache (at the source link below) and versions of the app tha...
09:29 pm EDT - Sat, October 15, 2011
Engadget CTIA Enterprise & Applications 2011 wrap-up: Springboard, Atrix and Audi
And that's all she wrote, folks -- warm and sunny San Diego was a wonderful host for this year's CTIA Enterprise & Applications, but now it's time to head on home. The show was tremendously affect...
09:29 pm EDT - Sat, October 15, 2011
Engadget CTIA Enterprise & Applications 2011 wrap-up: Springboard, Atrix and CUE
And that's all she wrote, folks -- warm and sunny San Diego was a wonderful host for this year's CTIA Enterprise & Applications, but now it's time to head on home. The show was tremendously affect...
06:54 pm EDT - Sat, October 15, 2011
Engadget iPhone 4S lacks "Enable 3G" switch
If you're among the teeming masses holding a brand new iPhone 4S in your hands, you may be surprised (as we were) to find there's something conspicuously absent from the Network Settings menu on your ...
05:23 pm EDT - Sat, October 15, 2011
Engadget Windows 7 overtakes XP globally, Vista found weeping in a corner
According to StatCounter, it's taken roughly two years for Redmond's latest to surpass XP and become the world's most popular operating system. October 2011 marks the first time that Windows 7 has ove...
04:00 pm EDT - Sat, October 15, 2011
Engadget HTC Amaze 4G review
What do you do when you've already created a Sensation? If you're HTC, you repackage that lightning in a slightly different chassis, turn the volume (read: speed) up to 11 and borrow a bit of optical ...
03:18 pm EDT - Sat, October 15, 2011
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of October 10, 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 Octo...
01:24 pm EDT - Sat, October 15, 2011
Engadget Motorola Lapdock 100 hits Sprint October 21st, earns employees extra scratch
Ready to play PC with your smartphone? If you aren't picking up a Lapdock 100 from AT&T on the 17th, you won't have to wait very long -- Motorola's faux-laptop phone dock has been outed for a Octo...
11:29 am EDT - Sat, October 15, 2011
Engadget Girl Scout merit badges get a 21st century facelift, focus on science and technology
Think only Boy Scouts can earn badges in bad-ass activities like robotics and video games (whatever happened to wood carving and fire building)? Well you are wrong sir (or ma'am). The Girl Scouts of A...
09:23 am EDT - Sat, October 15, 2011
Engadget Nintendo sells over 50 million DS units, 3DS sales fall flat in comparison
Nintendo's twin-screen wonder has seen almost as many reinventions as Lady Gaga, so it may not come as a huge shock to hear that the DS (in all its guises) has now sold over 50 million units in the US...
07:36 am EDT - Sat, October 15, 2011
Engadget Seeser laser pico projector is always in focus, powered by Android
We've seen our fair share of pico projectors, so takes a bit to actually get us excited about one, but the Seeser from ESPlus is showing a lot of potential. Inside the tiny black box is a laser-based ...
05:38 am EDT - Sat, October 15, 2011
Engadget Siri ported to an iPhone 4, old phone learns a new trick
Apple's iPhone 4 may not have the fancy dual core CPU of its successor, but thanks to the efforts of developer Steven Troughton-Smith and the folks at 9to5 Mac, it may soon have Siri. The port of the ...
05:38 am EDT - Sat, October 15, 2011
Engadget Siri ported to an iPhone 4, old phone learns a new trick (Update: Better performance!)
Apple's iPhone 4 may not have the fancy dual core CPU of its successor, but thanks to the efforts of developer Steven Troughton-Smith and the folks at 9to5 Mac, it may soon have Siri. The port of the ...
03:41 am EDT - Sat, October 15, 2011
Engadget Motorola teaser counts down to ICS event date, ends a few hours early (video)
Motorola just unleashed a new teaser video alongside a curious countdown clock. The hook: Faster. Thinner. Smarter. Stronger. Whatever they're teasing, the clock stops dangerously close to the Google ...
03:14 am EDT - Sat, October 15, 2011
Engadget Samsung's Korea-bound Galaxy S II HD LTE pops up in FCC filings
We'll have to brush up on our foreign languages to decipher the full battery label, but the Samsung SHV-E120L (aka the Galaxy S II HD LTE, thanks David_DK!)-- home to a 4.7-inch HD screen and dual-cor...
01:30 am EDT - Sat, October 15, 2011
Engadget NVIDIA intros 3D Vision 2 glasses with brighter field of view, comfier design
NVIDIA's 3D Vision is impressive and all, but one trade-off you'll have to accept when you put on those active shutter glasses is a markedly dimmer field of view than what you'd get if you settled for...
01:11 am EDT - Sat, October 15, 2011
Engadget Verizon pricing, release windows for Galaxy Nexus, HTC Rezound revealed
One of our tipsters has forwarded this info from Verizon, with pricing and advertising dates for the supposedly Ice Cream Sandwich-ready Galaxy Nexus and the HTC Rezound (aka HTC Vigor). According to ...
12:08 am EDT - Sat, October 15, 2011
Engadget CubeStormer II rocks a Samsung Galaxy S II, makes CubeStormer I look downright slothful (video)
CubeStormer I was pretty cool, we guess, but that was way back in 2010. Now we're all about CubeStormer II. Built by Mike Dobson and David Gilday, the puzzle-cracking robot is capable of solving Rubik...
10:58 pm EDT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Engadget MSI infuses more gaming juice into its G Series notebooks with processor refresh
They may have barely finished component convalescence after being kitted out with NVIDIA's GTX 570M, but MSI's GT780DXR and GT683DXR are getting yet another technical leg-up. This time, the processors...
09:53 pm EDT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Engadget Sprint says the iPhone 4S, 4 add up to its best 'device family' launch ever
After ignoring and teasing the iPhone, Sprint has its own Apple handsets to sell and apparently its customers have responded to the iPhone 4 and 4S. A press release just went out calling this Sprint's...
09:53 pm EDT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Engadget Sprint says the iPhone 4S, 4 add up to its best 'device family' launch ever (Update: AT&T too)
After ignoring and teasing the iPhone, Sprint has its own Apple handsets to sell and apparently its customers have responded to the iPhone 4 and 4S. A press release just went out calling this Sprint's...
09:38 pm EDT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Engadget iPhone 4S welcomed by AT&T activation delays, iCloud stumbles out of the gate
If you've unboxed a shiny new iPhone 4S from AT&T today, you've most likely had an experience similar to many others who made the same purchase: frustration. It seems that the surge in activity fr...
08:15 pm EDT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Engadget iPhone 4S review
This isn't the iPhone 5. No matter how badly you wanted something slim, sleek and wedge-shaped, this isn't it. If you went ahead and got your hopes up ahead of Apple's "Let's Talk iPhone" event, hopef...
07:27 pm EDT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Engadget Flight sim bubble offers 360-degree view, makes earth seem round
You've got the yoke, you've got the ridiculously over-priced gaming chair, so now all you need is Barco's 360-degree display dome. It uses 13 separate projectors to create a hi-def simulacrum of parad...
07:05 pm EDT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Engadget Microsoft doles out the dough to Nokia and Samsung, plans Mango marketing bonanza for year's end
Know who loves it when other OEMs call him big poppa? Ballmer, that's who. So much so that he's opened up the company's coffers to Nokia and Samsung for a holiday blitz of Mango marketing. Hold ont...
06:45 pm EDT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Engadget Google finally pulls the plug on Buzz amid 'fall sweep'
Before there was Google+ there was Google Buzz, the company's big effort to stake a claim in the social networking space. That, of course, didn't exactly work out for the search giant, and it eve...
06:31 pm EDT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Engadget IEE brings glasses-free 3D to the battlefield
In a war zone, having the right data is as important as the right bomb sniffing laser. IEE has melded its 4.8-inch 800 x 400 military data display with 3Ms autostereoscopic film so soldiers can see mi...
06:09 pm EDT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Engadget Teamlab's hangers use RFID to take shopping into the 21st century (video)
Ever heard of an UltraTechnologist before? Yeah, neither have we, but a group of those imaginatively monikered folks have banded their engineering and design skills together to update the shopping exp...
05:47 pm EDT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Engadget Panoramic ball camera gives a full 360-view of you nervously throwing it in the air (video)
Yes, it isn't the first ball camera we've seen, nor is it the first camera to hawk 360-degree panoramas. But, the Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera marries these two concepts together, and packs them in...
05:26 pm EDT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Engadget Boxee Box adds music streaming from Spotify, just press play
Today the Boxee Box becomes the next media streamer in the US (after the WDTV Live and Live Hub) to add support for Spotify's streaming music library. Assuming you have a premium subscription at the r...
05:04 pm EDT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Engadget Google to launch MP3 store in coming weeks?
Details are still scarce here, but the New York Times is reporting that Google is about to launch a new MP3 store, as part of its ongoing foray into the music business. According to sources within the...
04:42 pm EDT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Engadget Developer does the math: only 3.4 million Honeycomb tablets in the wild?
Google's rolling in the dough in no small part due to Android's success in the smartphone market. When it comes to tablets? Eh, not so much. Intrepid developer Al Sutton figures that only 3.4 million ...
04:00 pm EDT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Engadget Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook review
Until now, Windows fans have had precious few alternatives to the MacBook Air. Sure, there's Samsung's Series 9, but just like the original Air, it's far from cheap. Since then, of course, Apple has c...
03:42 pm EDT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Engadget Huawei blocked from first responder network contract, US cites 'national security concerns'
The inability to win US government approval isn't exactly an unfamiliar issue for Huawei, which by now must be conditioned not to expect a nod from major US telecom companies. But now, The Daily Beast...
03:21 pm EDT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Engadget Motorola Xoom Family Edition includes kid-friendly apps, will hit Best Buy Sunday for $379
Just a week after we received a tip that a mysterious big box retailer would be getting a kid-friendly flavor of Motorola's Xoom tablet, Best Buy has come forth to make things official with the Xoom F...
03:00 pm EDT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Engadget FCC Fridays: October 14, 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...
02:45 pm EDT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Engadget Engadget Podcast 260 - 10.14.2011
Things are happening in the air around us: our tabazine is beaming its way to iPads around the globe, iThings are being shuffled to and from various parts of the stratosphere, and there was a frighten...
02:27 pm EDT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Engadget Dutch court turns down Samung's request to block Apple products
There's still no further word on Samsung's recent attempt to block sales of the iPhone 4S in France and Italy, but the company's now been dealt a blow in its similar efforts in the Netherlands. Accord...
02:00 pm EDT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Engadget Velocity Micro Cruz T408 review
It's no secret that the market for Android tablets is crowded - and getting more so every day. Just ask Samsung, Acer, HTC, Huawei, Lenovo, Pandigital and, oh yes, Verticool. We could keep going, but ...
01:39 pm EDT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Engadget Plextor outs limited edition M2P SSD in weirdest press release ever
"Although no specific information is available," says Plextor in its own statement, "word has it that Plextor is serious about the limited edition status" of its latest M2P SSD. In other detective wor...
01:15 pm EDT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Engadget Engadget Distro Issue 7 is ready for download!
Come and get it! The very first, fully fresh issue of Engadget Distro is ready for you to consume, and it's not just for the iPad anymore -- a PDF version is available for download below. So what's on...
12:58 pm EDT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Y available now from Vodafone UK
The latest product off Samsung's near-constant conveyor belt, the Galaxy Y, has been spotted loitering around Vodafone UK stores. The "youth"(translation: entry-level) smartphone arrives with a slight...
12:36 pm EDT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Engadget Maide Control iPad app lets you build and view 3D models with your bare, sweaty hands (video)
Looking for a hands-on 3D controller that won't require any five-fingered peripherals? Check out Maide Control -- a new app that allows users to manipulate 3D CAD data from the comfort of their iPad d...
12:14 pm EDT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Engadget Verizon wants to know where you go, what you look at, that's all
Verizon's got a couple of loose ends to tie up. It's nothing important, you understand, just a tweak to its privacy policy that will allow the carrier to monitor your physical movements and browsing a...
11:23 am EDT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Engadget Robert Galvin, former chairman and CEO of Motorola, dies at age 89
We're very sorry to report that Robert W. Galvin, former chairman and CEO of Motorola, died this week in Chicago at the age of 89. Over the course of his nearly three-decade tenure at the helm, Galvin...
10:19 am EDT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Engadget EV manufacturers get harmonized, agree to build a universal charging system
Fancy segregating EV charging stations by vehicle manufacturer? No? A slew of major automobile firms didn't like the idea much either, and have agreed on a combined charging system to use as an intern...
09:15 am EDT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson posts lower Q3 profits, will shift "entire portfolio" to smartphones in 2012
It's been a rough couple of quarters for Sony Ericsson, but things are looking slightly rosier, according to its Q3 earnings report. Today, the company announced break even year-on-year results for th...
09:15 am EDT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson posts lower Q3 profits, will shift 'entire portfolio' to smartphones in 2012
It's been a rough couple of quarters for Sony Ericsson, but things are looking slightly rosier, according to its Q3 earnings report. Today, the company announced break even year-on-year results for th...
08:35 am EDT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Engadget SimLab SQ1: Korea's adorably unstable robot dog (video)
After the recent score of creepy robots, it's great to see a mechanical creature that doesn't look like it would trample you to death if you insulted its parentage. This is the SimLab SQ1, built by th...
07:26 am EDT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Engadget Asus to launch 5 new routers, moving data never looked so good
It may just sit in the corner, silently feeding you internet, but why can't it look good while doing it? Asus is one step ahead of us with this one by extending its Black Diamond design to a new range...
06:34 am EDT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Engadget Microsoft finalizes acquisition of Skype, Tony Bates shares his thoughts (video)
Well, it's finally happened -- Microsoft's acquisition of Skype has just been finalized, a little more than five months after it was first announced. Under the $8.5 billion deal, Skype CEO Tony Bates ...
05:38 am EDT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Engadget Panasonic's 7- and 10-inch BizPads port the Honeycomb drizzle to Japan's enterprise set
Salarymen, get those contactless employee IDs set to swipe. Panasonic's throwing your overcaffeinated ilk a bone with two Honeycomb-based enterprise slates for release this winter. Coming under the Bi...
04:36 am EDT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Engadget GM puts Spark EV all-electric vehicle into production, begins development of next-gen EN-V concept
GM has already done a fair bit of talking about electric vehicles this year, but it's not done just yet. The company announced this week that it will be producing an all-electric version of its Spark ...
03:27 am EDT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Engadget t-JAYS Four let you listen to your iOS device, look cool while doing it
The latest headphones from Sweden's Jays don't stray too far from the design that defined their predecessors -- but hey, if it ain't broke... The slick earbuds were built to work with iPhones, iPads a...
02:34 am EDT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Engadget Box rides on iCloud's coattails, offers 50GB of free cloud storage to iOS users
No, your eyes don't deceive you -- Box is offering 50GBs of free storage inside its cloud for iOS users -- just like it did for TouchPad owners back in June. Anyone who downloads the latest version of...
01:22 am EDT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Engadget Sony's Tablet S and P get 3G in Japan, NTT DoCoMo preps for October 28th release
It's hard being the Jan to Japan's Marsha, always sitting quietly on the sidelines and watching as the "prettier" sister gets lavished with the latest goods. Well, envy doth strike again as Sony's par...
12:31 am EDT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Engadget A look inside Verizon's test car: we go heads-in at CTIA E&A 2011
Imagine if Verizon's Testman was actually the admiral of a fleet of Chevy Tahoes, all dedicated to the purpose of testing and comparing networks and asking if others can hear them now over a million t...
11:59 pm EDT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Engadget Google Translate for Android gets v2.2 update, adds more language support for speech-to-speech
Let the voice recognition battle begin! Siri's already thrown the first punch in the soon-to-be dicey (albeit very consumer friendly) voice service wars, but don't count Google out just yet. The folks...
11:27 pm EDT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Engadget Hulu owners 'terminate sale process', won't sell to anyone
After all the speculation of who Hulu would be sold to, the company just announced on its blog that the answer is: no one. While that's been out there as a possibility, it's still a surprise after Hul...
11:19 pm EDT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Engadget Visualised: Google opens @Android Twitter, raises Ice Cream Sandwich effigy (video)
Now that Ice Cream Sandwich is officially coming our way next week, Google's statue-makers (Honeycomb, Gingerbread, Froyo) wasted no time raising an idol in its honor. Video of the ceremony is after t...
11:19 pm EDT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Engadget Visualized: Google opens @Android Twitter, raises Ice Cream Sandwich effigy (video)
Now that Ice Cream Sandwich is officially coming our way next week, Google's statue-makers (Honeycomb, Gingerbread, Froyo) wasted no time raising an idol in its honor. Video of the ceremony is after t...
10:20 pm EDT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Engadget Sprint explains iPhone 4S unlocking policy: phones will be unlocked, then locked, then unlocked again
Yeah, that makes just as much sense to us as it does to you. Following yesterday's PR debacle, the final word from Sprint appears to be as follows:"Sprint's policy is to have the iPhone 4S SIM locked ...
09:45 pm EDT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Engadget Chinese researchers create ping-pong playing robots, trash talk still needs work
Wu and Kong are the latest additions to a pantheon of robot athletes. Sure, their eye-mounted motion-tracking cameras may not make for the most emotive games you'll ever see, but we can't help but be ...
09:22 pm EDT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 108 - 10.13.2011
Live (er...pre-recorded!) from a single microphone in a San Diego Hotel room at an ungodly sleepless hour are your hosts, Myriam and Brad, fresh off the CTIA floor with heads full of hear and gossip, ...
08:56 pm EDT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Engadget Jawbone's Up wristband warms up at AT&T store, wants you faster, stronger
Jawbone's fitness-obsessed wristband appears to be closing in on the retail finish line. The Up pairs with what appears to be an iOS app, (no news on whether an Android version is in the pipeline), an...
08:30 pm EDT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Podcast, live at 5:00PM ET!
Hey guys! The Engadget Podcast is back! For real! This time out Tim and Brian will be joined for the first time by contributing editor Dante Cesa. You can join us as well at 5PM, and get your chat on ...
08:03 pm EDT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Engadget Google announces Q3 earnings: $9.72 billion in revenue, $2.73 billion net income, 40 million Google+ users
Google's just announced its third quarter earnings and, as expected, the company's numbers are continuing on the upswing (even beating expectations). That includes $9.72 billion in revenue, which repr...
08:01 pm EDT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Engadget Circuit City starts shipping Lenovo IdeaPad U400, reminds you it still exists
Remember Circuit City? It may no longer exist in your local mall (or alongside the 405) but somehow it's wangled a flock of Lenovo's new IdeaPad U400s -- ahead of the company's own official store. Thi...
07:37 pm EDT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Engadget Ubuntu 11.10 'Oneiric Ocelot' now available to download
In case you haven't been keeping an eye on the countdown, we thought we'd remind you that Ubuntu 11.10 -- otherwise known as Oneiric Ocelot -- is now available to download (completely free of charge, ...
07:15 pm EDT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Engadget Samsung confirms Ice Cream Sandwich event on October 19
Just like we'd heard, we'll be getting our first taste of Ice Cream Sandwich next week, on October 19th to be precise. Of course we've already had a whiff of what it looks like in a video, and samplin...
07:05 pm EDT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Engadget Nokia outs colorful 603 handset, coupled with NFC-equipped Luna Bluetooth headset
The leaves in your yard may be transitioning to the more subdued hues of autumn, but Nokia's new 603 smartphone certainly isn't. Available in six different back cover colors, this new Symbian Belle ha...
06:43 pm EDT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Engadget Sprint to offer three levels of iPhone service, 'yellow' AppleCare+ repairs will cost $49
Thinking about buying an iPhone 4S from Sprint? Depending on how clumsy you tend to be with mobile devices, you might want to consider adding the $99 AppleCare+ option at purchase, since those To...
06:16 pm EDT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Engadget Microsoft and Quanta ink patent licensing agreement, Android continues to print money for its rival
Microsoft's crossed yet another name off its patent licensing hit list, and this time the big red target lands squarely on Quanta. Under the undisclosed terms of the agreement, Android and Chrome-base...
05:53 pm EDT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Engadget Kickstarter hits a million backers, impoverished design students rejoice
Despite these shaky economic times, people still have the time -- and money -- for modded Arduino kits, iPhone lens and air guitar mods. Kickstarter users have now pledged over $100 million to project...
05:31 pm EDT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Engadget AT&T's Ralph de la Vega: LTE phones to be leaner, retain charge longer
Could this turn out to be a wireless case of the tortoise and the hare? According to Ralph de la Vega, that answer is a resounding yes. In his keynote address at CTIA, the AT&T Mobility CEO announ...
04:54 pm EDT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Engadget EcoATM offers instant money for your old phone, we go hands-on at CTIA E&A 2011 (video)
Old-fashioned ATM meets modern-day phone recycling program. That's the idea behind EcoATM, a startup aimed to help reduce electronic waste and beef up your wallet at the same time. Of course, it's not...
04:31 pm EDT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Engadget Caption Contest: Mavis Beacon teaches biking
Pee-wee's beloved bicycle has nothing on this bad boy. The two-wheeler's got a full-sized keyboard, some big red knobs and a miniature screen on its handlebars, for those who have to do some serious c...
04:08 pm EDT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Engadget Duke Nukem 3D is coming to Android, old rope shares soar
There are a few rarefied moments in the conscious of the world that unify us all. For nerds of a certain age, it's that point in 1996 when we first heard those hideous but oft-quoted one-liners spilli...
03:29 pm EDT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Engadget Sonim brings a trio of rugged devices to CTIA E&A 2011, we go hands-on (video)
Sonim doesn't crank out smartphones. It's too busy flooding the earth with uber-rugged featurephones that would most likely withstand an actual flood, and it's darn proud of that fact. That's the impr...
03:02 pm EDT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Engadget iPhone 4S gets teardown treatment, Siri gasps in terror
Sure, plenty of folks are still waiting for their shipments to arrive, but Apple's latest magical handset is already baring its innards, courtesy of the screwdriver-wielding mad scientists at iFixit. ...
03:02 pm EDT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Engadget iPhone 4S gets teardown treatment, Siri gasps in terror (updated)
Sure, plenty of folks are still waiting for their shipments to arrive, but Apple's latest magical handset is already baring its innards, courtesy of the screwdriver-wielding mad scientists at iFixit. ...
02:42 pm EDT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Engadget Toshiba introduces tiny enterprise hard drives with big speed and big storage
You're probably laughing to yourself right now saying, "300GB? That's not big storage." But, hear us out. The oh-so memorably titled MK01GRRB and MK01GRRR are not your standard hard drives -- these ar...
02:11 pm EDT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Engadget Mike Lazaridis apologizes for BlackBerry outage: 'We've let many of you down' (video) (Update: full services restored)
Now that BlackBerry services are returning to full functionality, RIM founder Mike Lazaridis has decided to issue a public apology for this week's mysterious global outage. In a video address publishe...
02:00 pm EDT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Engadget HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio review
We had some hands-on time with HTC's new European Android flagship a short while back, but it wasn't nearly enough to answer all our questions about how the 4.3-inch, 1.5GHz dual-core XE compares to t...
01:45 pm EDT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Engadget Dennis Ritchie, pioneer of C programming language and Unix, reported dead at age 70
We're getting reports today that Dennis Ritchie, the man who created the C programming language and spearheaded the development of Unix, has died at the age of 70. The sad news was first reported by R...
01:18 pm EDT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Engadget MobiUS smartphone ultrasound hits the market two years too late for relevancy
Mobisante's MobiUS smartphone ultrasound system scored FDA approval back in February, a big step towards getting the product out the door. Now the brainchild of former Microsoft bigwig Dr. Sailesh Chu...
12:56 pm EDT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Engadget Giant tablet lets commanders control war with the swipe of a finger
America's armed forces have added some major tech to their arsenal lately, from smartphones for soldiers to giant surveillance blimps. And now, AAI has unveiled a new tool for battlefield commanders i...
12:32 pm EDT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Engadget Verizon sending Xoom docks back with delayed, updated slates
Still bummed about the delay in getting your Xoom back from it's trip to the shop? Well, it appears Verizon may be looking to smooth things over with those who have been waiting the longest. One of ou...
12:10 pm EDT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Engadget Bose's OE2 and OE2i on-ear headphones pack brand recognition, little else
Bose may be best known for its active noise-cancelling headphones, but that doesn't mean it's a stranger to the plain ol' passive types. Take for instance its latest duo of supra-aurals, the $150 OE2 ...
11:33 am EDT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Engadget RIM founder apologizes for BlackBerry outage: "We've let many of you down" (video)
Now that BlackBerry services are returning to full functionality, RIM founder Mike Lazaridis has decided to issue a public apology for this week's mysterious global outage. In a video address publishe...
11:33 am EDT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Engadget Mike Lazaridis apologizes for BlackBerry outage: "We've let many of you down" (video)
Now that BlackBerry services are returning to full functionality, RIM founder Mike Lazaridis has decided to issue a public apology for this week's mysterious global outage. In a video address publishe...
11:33 am EDT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Engadget Mike Lazaridis apologizes for BlackBerry outage: 'We've let many of you down' (video)
Now that BlackBerry services are returning to full functionality, RIM founder Mike Lazaridis has decided to issue a public apology for this week's mysterious global outage. In a video address publishe...
11:02 am EDT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Engadget Panasonic, Tesla rekindle romance, strike supply agreement for Model S batteries
Panasonic and Tesla renewed their corporate wedding vows yesterday, with a new supply agreement on lithium-ion batteries. Under the accord, Panasonic will provide Tesla with cells for some 80,000 cars...
10:31 am EDT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Engadget Microsoft responds to disgruntled users, unveils changes to Windows 8 UI
You can unpack your suitcase and drop that custody suit, because Microsoft has heard your Windows 8 complaints, and it's willing to change its ways. Yesterday, in a lengthy post on its Building Window...
09:25 am EDT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Engadget Apple reportedly trying to add movie streaming to its iCloud
Apple's iCloud may have only just launched but according to rumors reported by the LA Times and Wall Street Journal, it's already negotiating with Hollywood to add movies to the service (funny how thi...
08:20 am EDT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Engadget CyanogenMod for TouchPad alpha released, is surprisingly functional (video)
Tired of seeing TouchPad Android demos that you can't quite get your hands on? Buck up buttercup, CyanogenMod 7.1.0's unique flavor of Gingerbread has finally made its way to HP's disowned slate; but ...
07:26 am EDT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Engadget Kyocera DuraMax for Sprint hands-on (video)
Call us what you will, but we couldn't resist taking a quick look at the Kyocera DuraMax, which (along with the DuraCore) represents the first of Sprint's handsets to support Direct Connect for CDMA. ...
07:26 am EDT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Engadget Kyocera DuraMax for Sprint hands-on at CTIA E&A 2011 (video)
Call us what you will, but we couldn't resist taking a quick look at the Kyocera DuraMax, which (along with the DuraCore) represents the first of Sprint's handsets to support Direct Connect for CDMA. ...
06:22 am EDT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Engadget Seagate GoFlex Cinema puts up to 3TB of media files at your TV's disposal
Seagate's latest addition to its GoFlex line of hard drives is dubbed the Cinema and, as you've probably guessed, it's designed to hook up to your home entertainment system. Inside is a set of spinnin...
05:29 am EDT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Engadget Microsoft officially launches Windows Phone in India with trio of Mango devices
You may have already been able to get a Windows Phone device in India without too much trouble, but Microsoft has only just now made things fully official -- complete with Windows Phone Marketplace, v...
04:16 am EDT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Engadget LG Optimus Slider on Virgin Mobile at CTIA E&A 2011, we go hands-on (video)
Curiously enough, the prepaid market had as much of a field day at this week's CTIA Enterprise & Applications as anyone else; we already got our fair share of hands-on time with the Samsung Transf...
03:32 am EDT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast, CTIA edition, live at 12 AM ET!
What do you get when you mix together a lack of sleep, a desk full of candy and two of our mobile editors at a trade show? Late night shenanigans in San Diego, that's what -- Myriam and Brad are up to...
02:18 am EDT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Engadget Apple granted injunction against Samsung in Australia, no Galaxy Tab 10.1s allowed in the land of Oz
Among the many battlegrounds in the legal spat between Samsung and Apple, the case filed down under has had some of the most action. Just over a week ago, Apple wanted nothing to do with Samsung's att...
01:33 am EDT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Engadget Garmin demos upcoming MobileNavigator for iOS and Android, latest Windows Phone app (video)
So, get this. We were cruising through the halls of Pepcom's Mobile Focus with a horrible fever and on the brink of delirium. Unsure how much longer we could keep composure, we came upon Navigon's boo...
01:33 am EDT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Engadget Navigon demos upcoming MobileNavigator for iOS and Android, latest Windows Phone app (video)
So, get this. We were cruising through the halls of Pepcom's Mobile Focus with a horrible fever and on the brink of delirium. Unsure how much longer we could keep composure, we came upon Navigon's boo...
12:56 am EDT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Engadget RIM recovers, BlackBerry services coming back online
Well, that was quick. Mere hours after holding a press conference stating that it didn't know when BlackBerry users would have their BBM, internet, and email working again, services have begun to come...
12:38 am EDT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Engadget Microsoft opens up latest Xbox Live dashboard preview program
Microsoft is prepping another update to the Xbox 360 dashboard and, as usual, that means some folks will be able to get an early peek courtesy of the company's preview program. While there's still no ...
11:42 pm EDT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Engadget Sharp, HTC and ZTE learn the NFC Forum secret handshake
The NFC Forum just scored a few high profile allies in the form of Sharp, ZTE and HTC. The handset manufacturers were among a slew of companies to join up as members, with Sharp and ZTE hitting the As...
10:55 pm EDT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Engadget Samsung Transfix on Cricket at CTIA E&A 2011 (hands-on video)
Staring intently at the image above? It's understandable. After all, it is called the Samsung Transfix, right? Cricket's latest Android addition doesn't necessarily break any new ground in its quiet r...
10:09 pm EDT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Engadget Poll: Have you upgraded to iOS 5?
We've heard plenty of you are receiving various error messages while attempting to install iOS 5, and some of us haven't had much luck either. But have you been able to upgrade? Let us know in the pol...
09:40 pm EDT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S II and HTC Amaze 4G on sale at T-Mobile
Sure, we knew this day was coming, but now the wait is finally over. Now the main question for T-Mobile customers at the end of their contract is whether to pick up the Samsung Galaxy S II or HTC Amaz...
09:11 pm EDT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Engadget Photo Stream, NHL, AirPlay mirroring and more added to Apple TV with software update
It got a bit overshadowed by Apple's other software updates earlier today, but Apple TV users also have a few new features to enjoy whenever they're ready to plop down on the couch. Version 4.4 of the...
08:44 pm EDT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Engadget 320GB HDD available this month for Xbox 360, $130 ups your storage game
Since its introduction, Microsoft's second generation Xbox 360 has had nary a stand-alone HDD option aside from the company's proprietary 250GB drive, priced at a spendy $130 -- this despite those occ...
08:15 pm EDT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Engadget RIM clarifies global service outage, doesn't provide ETA for restore
If you don't own a BlackBerry yourself, chances are you know somebody who does. And if that person lives in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America or South America, they're probably quite unhappy with RI...
07:49 pm EDT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Engadget Pantech Pocket for AT&T hands-on at CTIA E&A 2011 (video)
It's the glitz and glamour that typically defines shows such as this week's CTIA Enterprise & Applications 2011, but Pantech chose to fly under the radar this time around. Sure, the company didn't...
07:27 pm EDT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Engadget Motorola and Verizon team up for Z-Wave monitoring service, let you control your home as you roam
Do you have Verizon broadband and an overwhelming desire to dim your lights remotely and spy on the kids while you're out on a date? Verizon's mew Home Monitoring and Control service lets internet sub...
07:05 pm EDT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Engadget Samsung Stratosphere for Verizon hands-on at CTIA E&A 2011 (video)
The selection of devices to show off in the Samsung booth at this year's CTIA Enterprise & Applications is a bit meager when compared to previous shows, but we hunted down a pearl: the Samsung Str...
06:46 pm EDT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Engadget Garmin ANT+ adapter for iPhone hits the FCC
There's already a few options available for folks looking to pair their ANT+ device (i.e. a Garmin sport watch or cycling computer) with their iPhone, but it looks like Garmin is now about to get...
06:00 pm EDT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Engadget iOS 5 review
Now well into its fifth year of life, iOS has always been known for its exceptional polish -- and also, its glaring feature holes. But, just like clockwork, each year since its 2007 debut, those short...
05:42 pm EDT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Engadget Intel may be giving up on smart TVs, ceding market to ARM
Well, it looks like Intel is throwing in the smart TV towel. As originally reported by AnandTech, and now confirmed by the company itself, Chipzilla is closing down its Digital Home Group and folding ...
05:07 pm EDT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Engadget iOS 5 and OS X 10.7.2 available for download: get your iCloud and iMessage on
Even if you were one of those Apple fans who was less than impressed by the iPhone 4S, there is still reason for excitement -- and that reason's name is iOS 5. If you've got an iPhone 3GS, 4, third- o...
04:41 pm EDT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Engadget iPhone 4S claims title of first Bluetooth 4.0 smartphone, ready to stream data from your cat
The Bluetooth 4.0 specification may have been finalized in July of last year, but smartphones supporting the standard are just starting to hit the market. In fact, the first such handset is the iPhone...
04:00 pm EDT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Engadget Archos 80 G9 review
As far as tablets go, a couple of interesting things are going to happen between now and the holiday season. One, we're going to see a glut of smaller 7- and 8-inch tablets running Honeycomb (like thi...
03:35 pm EDT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Engadget LG Doubleplay packs dual screens, likes being different
We double-took when we noticed this strange little handset on T-Mobile's leaked fall roadmap under a 'Flip II' codename, and now it's emerged in some press shots with a doubly playful new moniker and ...
03:11 pm EDT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Engadget Sprint and Verizon confirm iPhone 4S Micro SIM unlock for international travel (update: Sprint remains locked)
If you own an iPhone 4 on AT&T, using the device while traveling internationally means paying sky-high roaming fees, jailbreaking or limiting data use to when you're on a WiFi network, either with...
03:11 pm EDT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Engadget Sprint and Verizon confirm iPhone 4S Micro SIM unlock for international travel (update: Sprint remains locked?)
If you own an iPhone 4 on AT&T, using the device while traveling internationally means paying sky-high roaming fees, jailbreaking or limiting data use to when you're on a WiFi network, either with...
02:43 pm EDT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Engadget Mobile devices may outnumber humans in the US, but they can't take our soul
We're not really sure what to make of this, but it looks like Americans may be under siege... from their own cellphones. No, seriously -- according to the latest survey from CTIA, there are now more m...
02:00 pm EDT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Engadget Pioneer AppRadio review
If you drive, and if you read Engadget (which...you do), there's a good chance you've spent some time using an iOS device in the car. You've probably also spent some of that time wishing there were a ...
01:45 pm EDT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Engadget The saga of the leaked iPhone 4 prototype comes to an anticlimactic end
It's been a long, weird and winding road, but it appears that the saga surrounding the leaked iPhone 4 prototype that got Gizmodo editor Jason Chen's home raided is finally over. The two men accused o...
01:15 pm EDT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Engadget Engadget Distro is ready for download!
You've been waiting patiently, we've been waiting impatiently, but now all that waiting is over. Engadget Distro is live and we can't wait another moment for you to download and give it a try. If you ...
01:05 pm EDT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry outage spreads to US and Canada, continues in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, South America
It's day three of RIM's BlackBerry service outage in much of the world, including Europe, the Middle East, Africa, India, Brazil and Chile. But now the problem appears to have spread into Canada -- RI...
01:05 pm EDT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry outage spreads to US and Canada, continues in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, South America (update: RIM confirms)
It's day three of RIM's BlackBerry service outage in much of the world, including Europe, the Middle East, Africa, India, Brazil and Chile. But now the problem appears to have spread into Canada -- RI...
12:39 pm EDT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Engadget Samsung modifies Galaxy smartphones to satisfy Dutch court, plans to resume sales soon
Earlier this summer, a judge in The Netherlands ruled to ban sales of Samsung Galaxy S, S II and Ace smartphones, stating that the devices violated an Apple patent which deals with a "method of scroll...
12:19 pm EDT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Engadget TeleNav 7.1 for Sprint Android phones: this time it's personal
Sure, everyone loves Google Maps Navigation, it's free, and it comes on every Android handset. However, those wanting a more personal experience from their phone's GPS (and are on the Now Network) sho...
11:51 am EDT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Engadget Sony locks 93,000 PSN and SOE accounts due to 'massive' hack attempt
Sony's not having a good morning. In addition to having to recall 1.6 million Bravia TVs, it's also been forced to temporarily lock 93,000 customers out of their PSN and Sony Online Entertainment acco...
10:45 am EDT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Engadget Google TV 2.0: app developers get final add-on for Android SDK
If you hadn't heard, Google TV is (over)due to get a major boost with Honeycomb and access to the Android Market. We've seen a few compatible apps leak out thanks to Google's early efforts to woo deve...
09:41 am EDT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Engadget Sony to recall 1.6 million Bravia TVs due to melting components
A vast number of Bravia LCD TVs dating from 2007 and 2008 will be recalled after components in some Japanese sets went into meltdown and started smoking. So far only eleven incidents have been reporte...
09:41 am EDT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Engadget Sony to recall 1.6 million Bravia TVs due to melting components (update: not a full recall)
A vast number of Bravia LCD TVs dating from 2007 and 2008 will be recalled after components in some Japanese sets went into meltdown and started smoking. So far only eleven incidents have been reporte...
09:08 am EDT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Engadget Samsung crashes iPhone 4S block party, lures Aussies with $2 Galaxy S IIs
Can't say we didn't see this catfight coming after Apple boldly rejected Samsung's settlement offer in Australia, but man, the latter certainly isn't afraid of striking back in its enemy's front yard....
08:32 am EDT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Engadget PhotoFast iFlashDrive now available to pre-order in US and UK
We previewed the PhotoFast iFlashDrive back in June and it's a neat concept: a USB flash drive that also packs Apple's 30-pin dock connector, so you can increase the storage on your iDevice. If that p...
07:35 am EDT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Engadget MIT researchers suggest graphene could be used to build a better camera sensor
As you may have noticed from the pace of research over the past few years, graphene is promising to make a whole lot of things a whole lot better. Now, it seems, you can also add camera sensors to the...
06:29 am EDT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Engadget iCloud opens to the masses, iOS 5 lurks near
Desktop or mobile access to Apple's iCloud will still require the absolute latest versions of OS X Lion and iOS 5 that haven't been officially released just yet, but you can get into the website right...
05:51 am EDT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Engadget Motorola Atrix 2 hands-on at CTIA E&A 2011 (video)
Motorola and AT&T are at it again with their Android shenanigans, this time following up the Atrix 4G with something a tad more... Atrix-y. Indeed, we're referring to the sequel of February's smas...
04:01 am EDT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Engadget Cadillac unveils CUE infotainment system for connected driving excitement in 2012 (video)
Cadillac may be an unlikely exhibitor for a mobile conference, but it is using CTIA as an opportunity to unveil the Cadillac User Experience (CUE). CUE is its new car infotainment system that will deb...
04:01 am EDT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Engadget AMD FX processor brings eight cores to battle, we go eyes-on (video)
AMD fans have endured a long wait for this, while being reduced to spectators as Intel spews out an ever-increasing horde of Sandy Bridge variants and builds up the hype around its next-gen Ivy Bridge...
03:14 am EDT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Engadget Samsung and Google's Ice Cream Sandwich Nexus Prime event back on for the 19th?
This week's CTIA festivities aren't the same since Samsung and Google decided to postpone their new product announcement that was originally scheduled for today, but now we're hearing the Ice Cream Sa...
02:39 am EDT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Engadget Lapdock 100 brings a Webtop IQ boost to Moto phones on Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T
Looking to harness all the power of your smartphone PC-style? Motorola is looking to help with its Lapdock 100 for a number of devices, including the Atrix 2, Photon 4G and Droid Bionic. The laptop sh...
02:13 am EDT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile Springboard hands-on at CTIA E&A 2011 (video)
CTIA Enterprise & Applications 2011 has blessed us with a 7-inch tablet by the name of the T-Mobile Springboard. Similar in look and feel to the HTC Flyer, this Huawei-made slate is just as easy t...
01:19 am EDT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Engadget France's eviGroup SmartPaddle surrenders to lower prices
You may remember eviGroup's range of SmartPaddle Windows 7 tablets, the latest arriving back in March with the heavy-duty price of $1,800. Now it's produced a budget-model and rechristened the hefty o...
12:46 am EDT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Engadget UK Gov wants opt-in system for adult material, imagine a boot stamping on a trackpad, forever
Looks like Prime Minister David Cameron's not content with just shuttering the internet during social unrest (whilst condemning others who do the same). He's declared that four of the UK's biggest ISP...
12:03 am EDT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Engadget The very light, very electric, very efficient Edison2 eVLC scores 245MPGe rating
After winning the X-Prize, Edison2 decided the next logical step for its Very Light Car was to put an electric engine in it. Well, what is now known as the eVLC has been put through the EPA-certified ...
11:21 pm EDT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Engadget Verizon set to drop some LTE on 13 more cities November 17th
Get ready Little Rock, Kansas City, Cedar Rapids and the greater Providence area, because Verizon is getting ready to unleash some serious LTE on all of you. The carrier is expending its coverage by 1...
10:52 pm EDT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Engadget Evolio's 2.2-pound U9 to drop softly in December
We hadn't heard all that much about Evolio until this summer, when the Romanian company caught our attention with the Neura, a device it happily deemed the "most powerful Android tablet." The company ...
10:29 pm EDT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 269 - 10.11.2011
After a tumultuous week in tech we're back -- but Qwikster isn't. Of course we're giving our two cents on Netflix's stunning reversal, but there's also plenty of non-streaming news too. The newest TiV...
10:05 pm EDT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Engadget Anything your regular alarm clock can do, Ben Heck's can do better
If it's a fight between any gadget, console or mode of transportation and Mr. Benjamin Heckendorn, your money should be on the latter every single time. To kick-start the second season of his eponymou...
09:31 pm EDT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Engadget Virgin Atlantic launches low-carbon fuel, aims to halve carbon footprint (video)
Richard Branson was in London today to announce "one of the most exciting developments of our lifetime." Right, so that'd be SpaceShipFour, we presume, capable of landing on the moon? No, not quite, b...
08:58 pm EDT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Engadget Motorola Spyder and Xoom 2 turn up in more leaked shots
We've already seen Motorola's new Xoom 2 tablet(s) and Spyder smartphone (otherwise known as the Droid HD) turn up in a few leaked shots, and we've now received a handful more that are said to show bo...
08:31 pm EDT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II review
What else is there to say? Whether in its original, exotic exterior, its lightly changed but rather more accessible AT&T-flavored model, or the decidedly Epic Sprint version, the Samsung Galaxy S ...
08:00 pm EDT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Engadget Logitech Harmony Link review
A first encounter with a multitouch device gets any active imagination running, so of course a home theater fan thinks it could make for the ultimate remote. But can any of that promise be realized in...
07:22 pm EDT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Engadget ITT unveils GhostRider encryption device capable of securing US Army smartphones
That may look like a Motorola Atrix, but it's actually something known as the GhostRider -- a new encryption device that could go a long way toward securing the Army's smartphones. Developed by defens...
06:56 pm EDT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Engadget ViewSonic ViewPad 10e coming soon to UK and Netherlands?
Is ViewSonic about to surprise the UK and Netherlands with a new ViewPad? We haven't heard a single peep about the new tablet until the advert you can see above mysteriously leaked, at which point Vie...
06:17 pm EDT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Engadget ASUS Zenbook UX21 and UX31 headed to the US October 12, starting at $999
Back in May, when we first got hands-on with ASUS' UX21 and UX31 laptops, it was to be one of our first encounters with the kind of ultrathin PC that Intel's now marketing as Ultrabooks. Since then, a...
06:17 pm EDT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Plus WiFi approved by FCC
Yesterday we brought you news of pre-orders, and today we can confirm that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus has passed the exhaustive scrutinizing that the FCC does so well. The version that had its in...
06:00 pm EDT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Show returns Friday, October 21st -- win a ticket to the taping!
Are you ready for this? We're dropping another Engadget Show on your head next Friday, October 21st! This time out, we'll be celebrating Halloween early, with a costume contest, a trip to New York Com...
05:35 pm EDT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Engadget Photoshop contest: send us your best most terrifying Frankengadget
Sure, you like playing with gadgets, but have you ever tried your hand at building one of your own? Well, here's your chance! We're going to clear some space in the lab and let you create your very ow...
05:12 pm EDT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Engadget Apple releases iTunes 10.5 with iTunes in the Cloud
As far as iTunes updates go this is a pretty big one -- version 10.5 brings with it what Apple's calling iTunes in the Cloud, which allows for automatic downloads of purchases to your Mac or Windows c...
04:20 pm EDT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Engadget Live from CTIA's day one keynote with Dan Hesse, Dan Mead and Ralph de la Vega
We're seated for the official kickoff of this week's CTIA Enterprise & Applications show, the opening keynote address. Today we'll have the pleasure to hear from the Dan Hesse, Dan Mead and Ralph ...
04:19 pm EDT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Engadget LG P930 handset visits the FCC, does little to shake off the mystery
The last time we heard tell of the LG P930, the thing was little more than mysterious XML code. We still don't know that much about the Android-packing device, but at least it's now real enough to hav...
04:00 pm EDT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Engadget HTC Radar review
It took life as the Omega, but it didn't take long for HTC's Mango handset for the masses to be christened the Radar. Alongside the higher-end Titan (with its gigantic 4.7-inch screen and souped-up 1....
03:43 pm EDT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Engadget First Nokia 800 ads spotted, announcing the arrival WP7 for Finnish faithful
Nokia keeps promising that its first Windows Phone 7 device will be shipping by the end of the year and, though the company is cutting it close, we may actually see that vow fulfilled. It's already be...
03:25 pm EDT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Engadget Archos 101 G9 tablet goes on sale, 8GB version now $370
After popping up at IFA, and teasing us with the whole 'pre-sale' thing, the Archos 101 G9 is finally ready to empty your wallet. We've only seen it on the company's store so far, where the base model...
03:13 pm EDT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry services offline for some in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Again. (update: RIM confirms India, South America, too)
Well, RIM, things really aren't looking good for you over in EMEA, are they now? We've received several reports of a second BlackBerry outage for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, and our fri...
03:06 pm EDT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Engadget Nintendo 3DS expansion up for pre-order in Japan, ready to bulk up consoles in December
Ever feel like your life is one right hand circle pad short of perfection? We've got some good news if you happen to live in Japan -- Nintendo's 3DS Expansion Slide Pad is now available for pre-order ...
02:47 pm EDT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Engadget Raytheon shows off TransTalk speech translator for Android, hopes to find a home in the Army's app store
We've already heard about some of the smartphone apps that may or may not eventually find their way into the Army's own app store, and Raytheon is now hoping that it'll be tapped it to provide a key o...
02:23 pm EDT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Engadget Root Cases launches wood iPad 2 duo, ditches the plastic for $79
Just in case that plastic shell you picked up has run its course and you're not looking to alert Al Gore with your next purchase, Root Cases offers a wee bit more environmentally friendly alternative....
02:00 pm EDT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Engadget Neato's XV-12 robot vacuum cleans your floors dressed in white for $400
It cleans, it's hackable and has a laser guidance system -- what more could you ask of your Neato Robotics vacuum cleaner? You want it to assassinate those dust bunnies while dressed in white? Well th...
01:45 pm EDT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry services offline for some in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Again.
Well, RIM, things really aren't looking good for you over in EMEA, are they now. We've received several reports of a second BlackBerry outage for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, and our fri...
01:14 pm EDT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Engadget Nissan's new charging technology will juice your EV in ten minutes, ten years from now
Nearly a month after unveiling its revamped quick charger, Nissan has now announced that it's working on new technology that would make EV charging... well, quicker. A lot quicker. Developed alongside...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Engadget Roku announces $50 LT model, will add HBO Go streaming to all of its boxes this month
That cheaper, purpler, Roku LT we spied passing through the FCC and beta testing is official, and will hit retail shelves for just $50 next month. It's only $10 less than the also-720p-limited Roku 2 ...
12:47 pm EDT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Engadget 3LM resurfaces, still wants to make Android secure enough for the IT guys
Remember when Motorola bought 3LM, a startup dedicated to offering enterprise-class device management to Android users? After eight months of silence, there's finally some news about the company and i...
12:15 pm EDT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Engadget BlueStacks App Player lets you run Android apps on Windows PCs or tablets (video)
If you've been dreaming of a world where Android apps are free to roam across your Windows desktop, you're in luck, because BlueStacks has just turned your reverie into reality. Today, the startup unv...
11:39 am EDT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Engadget Motorola Xoom a bit slow boomerangin' back with 4G LTE update
Consider yourself lucky if you sent off your Motorola Xoom for the 4G LTE upgrade and got it back in about a week, as promised. It seems that Motorola Mobility is now having some trouble holding up th...
10:58 am EDT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Engadget SlingPlayer app now available for Honeycomb tablets, priced at $30
It was teased back in September and now, it's finally arrived -- the SlingPlayer Android app optimized specifically for Honeycomb tablets. Available today on the Android Market, Sling Media's latest a...
10:04 am EDT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Engadget AT&T Toggle separates your mobile work and play, allows for IT meddling
Having trouble separating your bird slingshotting from your mergers and acquisitions? Have no fear, AT&T has announced its new Toggle service, which promises users the ability to keep their work a...
08:40 am EDT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Engadget Benchmarks clock iPhone 4S' A5 CPU at 800MHz, show major GPU upgrade over iPhone 4
Pre-orders for the iPhone 4S only began shipping this week, but a handful of early owners have already taken Apple's first A5-based smartphone for a test run, and they've got the benchmarks to prove i...
07:58 am EDT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Engadget European blue Wii bundle takes Mario & Sonic to the Olympics, sends US gamers home without a medal
You didn't expect the Olympics to land in London without a video game tie-in snapping at its heels, did you? Of course not, but did you expect it to be bundled with a powder-blue console? Here's the s...
07:04 am EDT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Engadget Plantronics Voyager HD headset knows when it's kissing your cheek
If you drive around all day bumping your gums with remote friends and colleagues, then you can't really get along with those more diminutive headsets on the market. That's where the fat and proud Voya...
07:04 am EDT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Engadget Plantronics Voyager Pro HD headset knows when it's kissing your cheek
If you drive around all day bumping your gums with remote friends and colleagues, then you can't really get along with those more diminutive headsets on the market. That's where the fat and proud Voya...
06:19 am EDT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Engadget German video effects company builds camera drone for the Red Epic
Red Epic + Flying drone = The sort of geek math you can't help but wish you'd come up with yourself. German VFX company OMStudios decided to mount Red's super-camera into a custom Octocopter to r...
05:23 am EDT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Engadget Bobsled by T-Mobile's free VoIP magic now available via browser, Android or iOS
Initially, T-Mobile's Bobsled brand simply offered a way to VoIP call your Facebook friends for free but with that angle sufficiently covered, it has moved on to wider access. Starting today it suppor...
04:01 am EDT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Engadget AT&T starts CTIA off right by introducing five new smartphones to its Android lineup
At CTIA last March, AT&T stole the show by announcing its intent to purchase T-Mobile US. This time around the news is a bit more modest, but the company is still hoping to give us a bit of a shoc...
03:41 am EDT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Engadget Square ditches $1,000 per week limits, has 800,000 merchants processing $2 billion per year
Until now, when a merchant using Square racked up over $1,000 in payments in the course of a week, everything above that limit was held for a period of time, ranging from just a few hours up to a whol...
03:14 am EDT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Engadget YouTube extends movie rental service to the UK
YouTube -- no longer the favorite repository for cats playing pianos -- has launched its movie rental service for folks across the pond. Previously available in North America only, web denizens in Ol'...
02:52 am EDT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Engadget Oxford researchers show off autonomous Wildcat vehicle, no GPS required
BAE Systems has spent years developing an autonomous vehicle based on the rather menacing Bowler Wildcat, but it recently turned the project over to Oxford University, which is now showing off some of...
02:05 am EDT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Engadget Student spends summer turning a tablet into a Braille writer, says mowing lawns is for chumps
Lots of us spend the summer by the pool, sipping Mai Tais and working on our tans, but Adam Duran had better things to do with his vacation. Instead of engaging in such lethargy, Duran attended the Ar...
01:07 am EDT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Engadget Wilson Electronics debuts the AWS 70 signal booster to bring life to your office's T-Mobile dead zone
See that beauty up above? That, dear friends, is the Wilson Electronics AWS 70 signal booster. We know, it doesn't look like the standard-issue 50-cent sticker that you slap underneath your battery, r...
12:28 am EDT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Engadget CyanogenMod 7.1 brings support for Xperias and 20 other handsets
All it took was a little love from Sony Ericsson and now CyanogenMod's latest official release includes support for a happy cohort of 2011 Xperias as well as the X8. The same goes for Samsung, which d...
11:57 pm EDT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Engadget UltraViolet 'digital locker' opens for business. Lets you buy once, play anywhere... eventually
The first UltraViolet-enabled disks wont actually appear on shelves till tomorrow, but that doesn't mean you can't get a head start on migrating to DECE's buy once, play anywhere platform. The digital...
11:32 pm EDT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Engadget LG panel puts LEDs along a single edge, achieves more nits with fewer watts
Confining LEDs to the edges of an LCD TV cuts its energy consumption, particularly if you can get away with just lighting up one or two edges instead of all four. LG claims its latest Full HD 47-inch ...
11:10 pm EDT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Engadget This giant military spy blimp is really hard to miss
What's this spy blimp doing next to an 18-wheeler? We're not entirely sure, but it's certainly not being subtle about it. This jumbo-sized floater, codenamed "Blue Devil Block 2," measures some 370 fe...
10:48 pm EDT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Engadget Must See HDTV (October 10th - 16th)
Baseball playoffs are in full effect and altering TV schedules, so if you're digging Fox's lineup then too bad -- it's going to be mostly on ice for the next couple of weeks. We've still got a few maj...
10:27 pm EDT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus up for pre-order: $399 16GB, $499 32GB
Korea's finest have been very coy on the dual-core and Honeycomb update to the Galaxy Tab 7, the 7 Plus. We knew that Austria and Indonesia would get it by the end of October but didn't know when it w...
10:02 pm EDT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Engadget We're live from CTIA Enterprise & Applications 2011!
We're gathering at the San Diego Convention Center to attend the fall edition of CTIA Wireless, also known as CTIA Wireless Enterprise & Applications 2011. Sure, the name's a mouthful, but we can'...
09:34 pm EDT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry Tag: touch-to-share for... multimedia?
Research in Motion's Jim Balsillie's currently in Dubai, gassing about how amazing the latest update to BlackBerry 7 OS will be -- probably between trips to the beach. When it arrives, those crackberr...
09:12 pm EDT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Engadget Disney Mobile DM010SH Android phone hits Softbank stores in Japan, we go hands-on (video)
Disney Mobile's first Android-powered smartphone hit Softbank Mobile stores in Japan earlier this month, with 0 JPY (about $0) due up front. You won't be getting off that easy though -- expect to pay ...
08:58 pm EDT - Mon, October 10, 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...
08:33 pm EDT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Engadget The iPad gets a Facebook app, finally
Kind of like eating a peanut butter sandwich with no jelly, the most obvious app missing from the iPad has been Facebook -- until today. The New York Times reports that the site has finally confirmed ...
08:17 pm EDT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Engadget The Faraday electric bike shows us all how retro the future will be
This ain't no fixie with a minty fresh paint job, this is the Faraday. Built for the Oregon Manifest design competition, ideas factory Ideo teamed up with bike builders Rock Lobster Cycles to produce ...
07:53 pm EDT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Engadget Google takes steady aim at web programming with Dart
Google has brought its arm up, narrowed its focus and let Dart fly. The new programming language focuses on web apps, and the internet giant is hoping that Dart will feel "familiar and natural" to dev...
07:30 pm EDT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Engadget Sonim introduces trio of rugged phones, including one with NFC support
Sonim's established a rather solid reputation in the rugged phone genre, with its XP3300 Force claiming the Guinness World Record for surviving the longest freefall this past February. Now it's branch...
07:09 pm EDT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Engadget TomTom Go Live Top Gear edition brings Clarkson onboard as navigator, Stig speechless
We'd assume a sizable share of fans may consider themselves God's gift to road navigation, but that hasn't stopped TomTom launching a special edition Top Gear flavor of its GPS device. Navigation is n...
06:48 pm EDT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Engadget UK 4G network auction delayed, spectrum sell-off pushed back to the end of 2012
The dizzying world of 4G speeds remains a distant prospect for Britons, with telecoms regulator Ofcom deciding to delay the auction for the next generation of mobile spectrum. It was looking to sell o...
06:19 pm EDT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Engadget Details on the Samsung Galaxy S III leak out: 1.8GHz dual-core CPU and 12MP camera?
We're still awaiting the release of the Samsung Galaxy S II on T-Mobile this week, and yet it's already starting to look like yesterday's half-eaten breakfast. That's because some fuzzy details are no...
06:19 pm EDT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Engadget Details on the Samsung Galaxy S III leak out: 1.8GHz dual-core CPU and 12MP camera? (Update: wrong terminology)
We're still awaiting the release of the Samsung Galaxy S II on T-Mobile this week, and yet it's already starting to look like yesterday's half-eaten breakfast. That's because some fuzzy details are no...
06:00 pm EDT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Engadget Sony PS3 Wireless Stereo Headset review
Oh hey, Sony, how nice of you to join the party! The console gaming headset party, that is (no, Bluetooth earpieces don't count). Over a year ago the company had us yearning for a PS3-oriented headset...
05:29 pm EDT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Engadget Shocker! Microsoft to produce dual-core, LTE Windows Phones, other modern things
This just in: Microsoft is ready to take the plunge into mobile modernity... at its own pace. During a recent interview with All Things D, Windows Phone President Andy Lees revealed a few details abou...
05:00 pm EDT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Engadget Growing up Geek: Ben Heck
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 Hacker Extraordinaire (and host of his o...
04:41 pm EDT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Engadget iPhone 4S pre-orders are in the mail
If you were one of the impatient million who jumped to pre-order an iPhone 4S, well, chances are your fancy new handset is already in the mail. A number of tipsters have reached out to us to share the...
04:18 pm EDT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile Galaxy S II pre-orders begin today, should land in stores October 12th
T-Mo customers, don't get jealous of everyone pre-ordering an iPhone 4S, you've got your own super phone ready to hit retail channels -- the Galaxy S II. As promised, the 4.5-inch variant of Samsung's...
04:00 pm EDT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Engadget MSI GT683DXR review
While the jury might still be out on whether you can have a thin-and-light coupled with gaming prowess, over at MSI, it's pretty much business as usual. It's that kind of mantra that's produced the GT...
03:24 pm EDT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Engadget Samsung Stratosphere lands on Verizon October 13th: LTE and QWERTY for $150
We had a pretty clear indication that the Samsung Stratosphere was headed to Verizon soon, and the carrier has now made it official. As expected, the Android 2.3-based phone will be available on Octob...
03:05 pm EDT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Engadget Motorola unveils rugged ET1 Android tablet for enterprise types (video)
Well, here it is. After months of beta tests, Motorola's ET1 tablet was finally unveiled today, bringing a taste of Android 2.3 to the enterprise market. Powered by a 1GHz dual-core CPU, this rugged s...
02:41 pm EDT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Engadget Motorola Spyder to be introduced on October 18, keeps its clothes on in video tease
Well, well. It looks like Motorola and Verizon Wireless are about ready to unveil something big. Something faster, thinner, smarter and stronger, to be precise. While that invite up there hints rather...
02:25 pm EDT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Engadget UK server failure sends BlackBerry devices offline in Europe, the Middle East and Africa
If there's one thing RIM doesn't need right now, it's another BlackBerry outage. Well, are you sitting down? RIM UK is currently investigating issues affecting "some users in EMEA" -- that's Europe, M...
02:25 pm EDT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Engadget UK server failure sends BlackBerry devices offline in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (update: restored)
If there's one thing RIM doesn't need right now, it's another BlackBerry outage. Well, are you sitting down? RIM UK is currently investigating issues affecting "some users in EMEA" -- that's Europe, M...
01:56 pm EDT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Engadget Samsung breakthrough could turn your window pane into a big ol' LED
Samsung's quest for transparency won't end with laptops, apparently. Today, the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology announced that its engineers have successfully created "single crystalline Gall...
01:22 pm EDT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Engadget Prototype MacBook Pro repair parts returned to owner, 3G antenna stays in Cook's kitchen
Wondering what happened to that prototype 3G MacBook Pro Apple had pulled off eBay? Not too long ago, the boys in Cupertino reclaimed the specimen, along with a handful of spare parts the would-be auc...
12:46 pm EDT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Engadget Apple iPhone 4S pre-orders exceed one million in first 24 hours
Last year's iPhone 4 launch brought more than 600,000 pre-orders within the first 24 hours. This year, that number nearly doubled, topping one million within one day of the device's pre-order availabi...
12:46 pm EDT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Engadget Apple iPhone 4S pre-orders exceed one million in first 24 hours (updated)
Last year's iPhone 4 launch brought more than 600,000 pre-orders within the first 24 hours. This year, that number nearly doubled, topping one million within one day of the device's pre-order availabi...
12:30 pm EDT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Engadget TiVo Premiere Elite now available, but is updated software the big surprise?
The four-tuner, 2TB hard drive-equipped TiVo Premiere Elite DVR is officially available. It popped up over the weekend on Weaknees and in Best Buy Magnolia stores, and some eager users have already ta...
12:00 pm EDT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Engadget Netflix backtracks on Qwikster, will keep DVDs and streaming under the same URL
The Netflix Contrition Tour 2011 continues today, as the company announced today that it won't be spinning off DVD-by-mail rentals into a new company called Qwikster. While the plan for DVD operations...
12:00 pm EDT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Engadget Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook hits the US and Canada this week, rings in at $899
And the Ultrabooks have arrived! We just got word that the Acer Aspire S3 will go on sale in the US and Canada this week for $899 -- making it the first pinch-thin, MacBook Air competitor to hit the m...
11:30 am EDT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Engadget Hands-on with Myriad's Alien Dalvik 2.0 on an iPad (video)
Last week, Myriad outed its plans to unveil Alien Dalvik 2.0 -- which works on iOS -- at CTIA, which starts today. But, knowing our readers would be chomping at the bit to see it in action a little ea...
10:41 am EDT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Engadget Microsoft reportedly preparing Silverlight-like app framework ahead of Xbox Live update
Earlier this month, Microsoft announced a new slate of Xbox Live partnerships with Verizon, Comcast, and a host of other content providers. Now, the company has unveiled new details about the code upo...
09:31 am EDT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Engadget Iced out 24-carat gold MacBook Pro proves diamonds are an Apple's best friend
Computer Choppers' latest luxury overhaul is about as Cribs-worthy a laptop as we've ever laid our hard-working eyes on. Just like this 24-carat stunner before it, the shiny setup gives something a li...
08:04 am EDT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Engadget Boost Mobile adds Samsung Transform Ultra to its repertoire, hopes you'll transition for $230
You might think it's more than meets the eye, but the Samsung Transform Ultra doesn't have much to hide -- except a full QWERTY keyboard, that is. Arriving precisely on time, the newest flagship devic...
06:20 am EDT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile unveils Galaxy Tab 10.1 and SpringBoard, combines 4G talk with HSPA+ walk
Sure, rumors and scuttlebutt clued is in that T-Mobile might be seeing a pair of slates landing sometime this year, but we loves us some confirmation. The magenta network just announced that the T-Mob...
04:43 am EDT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Engadget DirecTV's five tuner, RVU-ready HR34 DVR revealed
We've been waiting for more information on DirecTV's next generation multiroom DVR hub, and here it is, courtesy of the folks at DBSTalk. They've gotten an early look at the HR34 and all of its five-t...
02:49 am EDT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Engadget How would you change HTC's EVO 3D?
A 3D phone? Who woulda thunk it? HTC would have, and the EVO 3D is the product of its labor. The jury's still out on whether 3D will end up being more than just some over-marketed, over-sensationalize...
12:51 am EDT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Engadget Switched On: The four Ses of the iPhone 4S
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.The most surprising thing about the iPhone 4S is that people were surprised by the iPhone 4S, for there is ample preced...
12:22 am EDT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Engadget Ditching DRM could reduce piracy, prices, inconvenience
This may run counter to what your common sense tells you but, a new paper out of Duke and Rice University says that ditching DRM could actually reduce piracy. The study, which relied on analytical mod...
10:11 pm EDT - Sun, October 9, 2011
Engadget Sprint says no to iPhone insurance, AppleCare+ breathes sigh of relief
The Now Network is apparently voting thumbs-down to the idea of having its Total Equipment Protection plans available to its new crown jewel. According to a leaked slide courtesy of SprintFeed, your s...
07:53 pm EDT - Sun, October 9, 2011
Engadget Fujifilm's X10 offers up vintage-style snapping for $599.99 in early November
We've already sorted through the specs, and laid our hands on its rather sexy frame, now Fujifilm's offering up a more palatable price tag than we expected for its throwback X10 shooter. Starting some...
06:07 pm EDT - Sun, October 9, 2011
Engadget Cybook prepping Odyssey reader with High Speed Ink System screen
It looks like Bookeen may finally be through teasing us -- the company is preparing to unleash the Odyssey, a reader sporting its High Speed Ink System. The modified Pearl E Ink screen has been shown ...
04:00 pm EDT - Sun, October 9, 2011
Engadget Insert Coin: Romo, the smartphone robot (video)
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject lin...
03:00 pm EDT - Sun, October 9, 2011
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of October 3, 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, October 9, 2011
Engadget Pantech Vega LTE gets official for South Korea, dual-core 1.5GHz CPU and 4.5-inch HD display
Pantech holds no punches in its home nation, where the company's latest handset, the Vega LTE, has just become very official. In addition to 4G support, the phone features a dual-core 1.5GHz CPU, 1GB ...
11:11 am EDT - Sun, October 9, 2011
Engadget U-verse on Xbox 360 is getting upgraded in November, but will require XBL Gold
The good news for everyone anyone using their Xbox 360 as a AT&T U-verse set-top box, is that it will be upgraded as a part of the new dashboard update coming this fall. that means support for the...
08:02 am EDT - Sun, October 9, 2011
Engadget This concept wants you to smell it, smell it, Smellit
We admit it: this could just be another highfalutin gadget render that'll never breathe the polluted whiff of day. But it's a nice render, which demonstrates a concept called the Smellit: a miniature ...
04:53 am EDT - Sun, October 9, 2011
Engadget Samsung Stratosphere cleared for Verizon landing October 13th
It seems like only yesterday that we got the full specy treatment from Samsung's QWERTYriffic Stratosphere -- 4-inch Super AMOLED display, Android 2.3 and 5MP rear-facing camera included. There was an...
02:34 am EDT - Sun, October 9, 2011
Engadget Ask Engadget: best WiFi repeater setup for killing wireless dead zones?
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 Doug, who seems pretty fed up w...
12:16 am EDT - Sun, October 9, 2011
Engadget Motorola Admiral spied in the wild, waiting patiently for its turn to sail out of harbor
We can't imagine this Admiral wants to stick around in the docks for much longer, yet its date of departure from port is still unclear. Fortunately, the Motorola Admiral -- the device that we presume ...
11:23 pm EDT - Sat, October 8, 2011
Engadget Barnes & Noble pulls DC Comics from shelves over Kindle kerfuffle, risks Martian Manhunter's wrath
Frankly, we'd advise against crossing anyone given to costumed superheroics, but a policy is a policy. Book selling giant Barnes & Noble has begun pulling select DC Comics from store shelves this ...
09:12 pm EDT - Sat, October 8, 2011
Engadget Qualcomm outs Snapdragon S4 SoC details, promises improved battery life and true world capability
Qualcomm has laid out its details of the upcoming S4 SoC, and yes, there's definitely reason for excitement with this next generation Snapdragon. First, it'll usher in a new 28nm manufacturing process...
06:52 pm EDT - Sat, October 8, 2011
Engadget Apple iPhone 4S now shipping in 'one to two' weeks, over 200,000 AT&T pre-orders in first 12 hours
If there was any question of how hot a tamale Apple's iPhone 4S would be, the answer's edging toward muy caliente. AT&T's stated that the iPhone 4S has ushered in its best iPhone launch to date, r...
04:49 pm EDT - Sat, October 8, 2011
Engadget GSM Nexus Prime passes through the FCC, possibly heading to AT&T?
Just because next week's joint Samsung and Google event has been postponed doesn't mean the leaks have to end. A Sammy handset with the model number I9250, which matches up nicely with the baseband ve...
03:00 pm EDT - Sat, October 8, 2011
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of October 3, 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 Octo...
01:07 pm EDT - Sat, October 8, 2011
Engadget ViaSat-1 scheduled to launch October 19th, spreading high-speed satellite service across North America
It's been delayed a few times already, but the high-capacity ViaSat-1 satellite is now in the process of being prepped for a new launch date: October 19th. Once in operation, it'll bring download spee...
10:55 am EDT - Sat, October 8, 2011
Engadget Cooler Master launches Silent Pro Hybrid Fanless Series of power supplies
Desktop PC power supplies are tough to get excited about, no matter how many features they cram in. But Cooler Master's Silent Pro Hybrid Fanless series is actually pretty alluring. The supply isn't a...
08:43 am EDT - Sat, October 8, 2011
Engadget Facelock app hits the Ovi Store, Symbian handsets frame your face for security
Unlocking your phone doesn't get any easier than a simple patterned swipe or pre-set pin. But for the fussy amongst you, there's an alternative solution to make you feel both confidently futuristic, a...
06:31 am EDT - Sat, October 8, 2011
Engadget US Department of Homeland Security developing system to predict criminal intent
We're not exactly lacking in opportunities for Minority Report references these days, but sometimes they're just unavoidable. According to a new report from CNET based on documents obtained by the Ele...
04:22 am EDT - Sat, October 8, 2011
Engadget CLASH is an adorable, cloth-climbing roach-bot (video)
Generally the words "roach" and "adorable" don't get thrown together. But, one look at the video after the break and you'll understand. This six-legged successor to UC Berkeley's DASH scampers not jus...
02:17 am EDT - Sat, October 8, 2011
Engadget Starbucks brews up free, two-click WiFi in the UK
If your work environment consists of coworkers constantly yelling "venti half-caf red eye" across the "office," then you'll be pleased to know that Starbucks has made it faster and easier to get onlin...
12:03 am EDT - Sat, October 8, 2011
Engadget Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu plan birthday Hangout on Google+
If you're not a Google+ user, odds are pretty good that your weekend plans don't involve spending time with the likes of the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The social network will be hos...
09:34 pm EDT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Engadget Ice Cream Sandwich leak outs Music 4.0.1 for download, previews Google+ 2.0
A funny thing happened to the folks at Android Police, the same group responsible for leaking some of the first screenshots of Ice Cream Sandwich. They've since come across a few apps from Google's up...
08:58 pm EDT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Engadget CEATEC Japan 2011 wrap-up
Just 20 kilometers to the east of Tokyo at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, CEATEC is winding down, following a gadget-filled week where impressive prototypes appeared to outnumber consumer devices. Unlik...
08:32 pm EDT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Engadget Minecraft Pocket Edition rolls out to non-Xperia Play Android devices
Well, it was fun while it lasted, but Xperia Play users can no longer claim Minecraft Pocket Edition as their own. An updated version of the app has hit the Android Market today, bringing with it supp...
08:00 pm EDT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Engadget Sony Reader WiFi review
Sony's timing could have been better with the Reader WiFi PRS-T1. The device, which was unveiled back at IFA in late August, is set to launch within a fortnight. In the intervening time, Amazon, the c...
07:34 pm EDT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Engadget LG Optimus 3D app converter starts roll-out this month, why settle for only two dimensions?
LG's 2D to 3D app converter will finally arrive on the Optimus 3D (AKA the Thrill 4G) this month. In order to play nice with it, apps and games need to be using OpenGL. The converter is packaged insid...
07:01 pm EDT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Engadget CinemaNow strikes deal with Intel, adds new movies in 1080p HD
CinemaNow's movie library is about to get a bit larger and a good deal sharper, thanks to a new deal with Intel. Yesterday, the video on-demand service announced that it's now offering a slate of 1080...
06:28 pm EDT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Engadget Amazon brings Kindle and associated ebook shop to France
France is getting the Kindle! No, seriously, until now the land of baguettes and Nicolas Sarkozy has had to make do without the world's most popular ebook reader. Starting today though, our French fri...
06:05 pm EDT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Engadget Growing Up Geek: Terrence O'Brien
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, Terrence...
05:43 pm EDT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Engadget Toshiba AT200 tablet squeezes through 7.7mm gap at the FCC
News about Toshiba's ultra-thin AT200 tablet has been patience-testingly slow since we went hands-on at IFA a month ago. We did recently hear that a Japanese variant of the Regza-branded ten-incher --...
05:22 pm EDT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Engadget Eddie Murphy's Tower Heist gets fast-tracked to Comcast VOD, $60 saves a trip to the theater
Perhaps you're not a fan of sticky floors, armrest sharing or simply other people. Well, crowd-averse Comcast subscribers at least will have the chance to watch one Hollywood release from the comfort ...
04:59 pm EDT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Engadget Knowles Electronics Mems Joystick for Samsung Galaxy Tab, Nintendo 3DS hands-on (video)
With gaming on tablets, the visual experience is often top-notch, but the controls are unfamiliar at best -- even inadequate at times. But adding a traditional joystick is impractical, especially when...
04:37 pm EDT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Engadget FCC Fridays: October 7, 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...
04:17 pm EDT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Engadget The cost of switching to LTE? Sprint to spend $10 billion over the next two years
Wonder just how much it costs to phase out iDEN and WiMAX networks and put all your eggs in one, CDMA / LTE-flavored basket? Well, Joe Euteneuer, Sprint's CFO, just offered up a frank answer here at i...
04:17 pm EDT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Engadget The cost of switching to LTE: Sprint to spend $10 billion over the next two years
Wonder just how much it costs to phase out iDEN and WiMAX networks and put all your eggs in one, CDMA / LTE-flavored basket? Well, Joe Euteneuer, Sprint's CFO, just offered up a frank answer here at i...
03:47 pm EDT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Engadget Comcast promises Xfinity VOD streaming on more devices, new Xcalibur guide in 2012
Don't expect Comcast to stop its Xfinity VOD streaming to the living room rollout with just the Xbox 360 this Christmas, as executive Sam Schwartz promised during a CTAM panel that it plans to develop...
03:22 pm EDT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Engadget Sprint's LTE plans detailed: phones, tablets and modems coming by 2012
If you were holding out hope that Tuesday's Apple announcement would be trumped by an exclusive iPhone 5 on Sprint, prepare to be disappointed. The company's confirmed that no new handsets would be sh...
03:22 pm EDT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Engadget Amazon adds Kindle Fire-specific details to Developer Portal, A's your FAQ
The Kindle Fire may not be hitting the market until November, but Amazon has already updated its Developer Portal FAQ page with an entire section devoted to its forthcoming Android tablet. On the new ...
02:52 pm EDT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Engadget Lenovo's IdeaPad A1 now on sale: a slice of Gingerbread for under $200
Been anxiously awaiting Lenovo's 7-inch Gingerbread tablet ever since we first touched it back in September? Sure you have. Well, maybe you have. If so, grab that cash that's burning a hole in your po...
02:31 pm EDT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Engadget Engadget Podcast 259 - 10.07.2011
A somewhat sombre duo addresses the passing of the man whose invention gave birth to podcasting itself. They also talk about tablets and cars, so don't worry about a thing. It's the Engadget Podcast.....
01:58 pm EDT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Engadget Sprint converts its CDMA network to LTE, plans 'aggressive rollout' to be completed by 2013
We knew more or less that an announcement of this sort was coming. Back in July, Dan Hesse had teased us face-to-face with the promise of a "great story this fall around 4G," and now the time to tell ...
01:58 pm EDT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Engadget Sprint converts its network to LTE, plans 'aggressive rollout' to be completed by 2013
We knew more or less that an announcement of this sort was coming. Back in July, Dan Hesse had teased us face-to-face with the promise of a "great story this fall around 4G," and now the time to tell ...
01:49 pm EDT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Engadget Pandigital Supernova available mid-October for $230, is an eReader in Android tablet disguise
Pandigital hasn't made much of an effort to swathe its Supernova tab in mystery. When the 8-inch LCD slate swept through the FCC earlier this summer, we were privy not only to images of the device and...
01:24 pm EDT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Engadget NC State researchers team with IBM to keep cloud-stored data away from prying eyes
The man on your left is Dr. Peng Ning -- a computer science professor at NC State whose team, along with researchers from IBM, has developed an experimental new method for safely securing cloud-stored...
12:57 pm EDT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Engadget Zotac's ZBOX nano VD01 packs dual-core VIA CPU in a tiny, tiny box
Zotac isn't the biggest name in computers, but the company does do one thing particularly well -- cram capable HTPC components in itty-bitty boxes for a reasonable price. VD01 series ditches more well...
12:30 pm EDT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Engadget Windows Phone users report Microsoft Outlook e-mail issues with 7.5 Mango
The Windows Phones forums are aflutter with frustration this morning, with many users citing major problems with the way 7.5 Mango handles Microsoft Outlook 2003. According to these missives, replies ...
11:52 am EDT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Engadget Samsung and Google postpone Ice Cream Sandwich and Galaxy Nexus
Color us a disappointed shade of blue, but it appears that Samsung and Google have decided not to launch the Galaxy Nexus (or Nexus Prime, or whatever it's called) and Ice Cream Sandwich at their Octo...
11:15 am EDT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Engadget Real Racing 2 shows off iPhone 4S' graphical chops, brings split screen gaming to iOS (video)
Rearing to make the most of the iPhone 4S' new AirPlay compatibility? How about streaming not just one device to your big screen, but four? That's the setup Firemint is teasing for its next big update...
09:57 am EDT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Nexus spotted in the wild? (video)
Leaks are flying left and right as Samsung's Unpacked event approaches, with the latest coming from Romania's Mobilissimo.ro. Today, the site published new images and video of what could be the Samsun...
09:12 am EDT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Engadget Comcast testing pay-per-package, still afraid of a-la-carte
Charleston, South Carolina might be famous for the eponymous knee / hand dance, but this week sees it become the second location in the US to get Comcast's MyTV Choice. Rather than buying all the chan...
08:15 am EDT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Engadget ASUS Ultrabooks are actually Zenbooks?
ASUS has a big event next week in the Big Apple, where the super slim UX21 and UX31 will be revealed. Granted, the company said it'll be showing off "the real Ultrabook," on October 11th, but the eagl...
07:09 am EDT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Engadget Xoom 4G LTE upgrades boomerang back with Honeycomb update, microSD card support now a go
Xoom owners that hastily shipped off their slates for an LTE upgrade are in for a surprise. Turns out the newly equipped 4G tablets are not only being expediently returned, but also come with an upgra...
06:29 am EDT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Engadget Popcorn Hour A-300 ready to sit quietly and enjoy the movies, starting October 18th (video)
Syabas has released a torrent of details about its next media streamer. The forthcoming Popcorn Hour A-300 houses the latest Sigma 800MHz CPU and Real Media decoder support, plus USB 3.0 and Gigabit E...
05:49 am EDT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Engadget HP launching an investigation into TouchPads shipped with Android, suspects foul play
After a few TouchPads found their way into the hands of consumers loaded with Android 2.2, the devs working to port Google's OS to HP's hardware reached out to the company to get a look at the source ...
05:04 am EDT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Engadget Samsung Series 7 Slate now up for pre-orders, shipping date still MIA
If you like making purchases without any sense of when your products will arrive, allow us to brighten your day. The Microsoft Store just started taking pre-orders for the Samsung Series 7 Slate -- yo...
05:04 am EDT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Engadget Samsung Series 7 Slate now up for pre-orders, shipping date still MIA (update: coming November 1st)
If you like making purchases without any sense of when your products will arrive, allow us to brighten your day. The Microsoft Store just started taking pre-orders for the Samsung Series 7 Slate -- yo...
04:17 am EDT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Engadget Motorola EX225 and EX226 saunter through FCC like nobody's watching
Like we said, the Status shouldn't have much to worry about, but Motorola's recently outed Facebook feature phone (along with its less socially aware twin) just passed through the FCC. The obligatory ...
03:37 am EDT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Engadget iPhone 4S preorders open up at 3AM ET -- are you ready?
It's been a tumultuous week for Apple followers, but the earliest opportunity to snag the company's new slab opens up in just a few hours. Without an extended review, we've done what we can by asking ...
03:37 am EDT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Engadget iPhone 4S preorders open up at 3AM ET -- are you ready? (Update: They're live!)
It's been a tumultuous week for Apple followers, but the earliest opportunity to snag the company's new slab opens up in just a few hours. Without an extended review, we've done what we can by asking ...
02:54 am EDT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 107 - 10.06.2011
What's that? An Engadget Mobile Podcast in the middle of the week? Something important must have happened.Host: Myriam Joire (tnkgrl), Brad MolenGuest: Michael GormanProducer: Trent WolbeMusic: Daestr...
02:08 am EDT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Engadget Nuance reportedly buying Swype for $100 million
It's only been about a year since Nuance traced Swype's finger gliding input method with QuickType, but it seems like the firm is ready for the real deal: Michael Arrington says it's nabbing the Seatt...
01:07 am EDT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Engadget Lenovo N5902 ditches the fingerprint magnet finish, adds backlit keys (video)
Home theater PC enthusiasts, you've grumbled and Lenovo listened. The company took your feedback to heart when it prepped its latest multimedia remote with keyboard -- the N5902 -- for release. Gone i...
12:12 am EDT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Engadget DVBLink v4 out of beta, brings live TV, EPG and remote recording on the go
That Boxee client update we saw recently wasn't the only thing brewing over at DVBLogic. It was part of a wider refresh of the company's DVBLink products, including the final release of its Connect! s...
11:35 pm EDT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Engadget Motorola Xoom Family Edition pops up at retail sporting kid-friendly software
Now that Motorola's Xoom is ready to rock out on 4G LTE connections, the only thing missing from the original 10.1-inch Honeycomb tablet is a nice suite of edutainment software... wait, what? Whether ...
11:05 pm EDT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Engadget eFun announces $300 Nextbook Premium 8 Android tablet
The Nextbooks 1 through 7 may not have caused much of a ripple in the Android tablet market, but eFun is keeping at it, and has now rolled out its new Nextbook Premium 8 model. There's still no Honeyc...
10:23 pm EDT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Engadget 3DS gets a Monster Hunter TriG paint job, makes the limited edition love Japan-only
As Nintendo is wont to do, a new assortment of colorful 3DS handhelds will soon be flooding the market -- in Japan. Yes, it's time once again for that tried-and-true approach of treating gamers in the...
09:44 pm EDT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Engadget Monkeys control virtual arm with their brains, may herald breakthrough for paraplegics
Monkey mind-controlled arm: It sounds like the name of an awesomely terrible sci-fi film or a fledgling grindcore group, but it's a very real phenomenon, and one that could pay significant dividends f...
09:08 pm EDT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Engadget IRL: AirPort Express, Jabra Freeway and rooting the Nook Color
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.Now that we'v...
08:54 pm EDT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Engadget DirecTV Nomad is ready to launch, transcodes DVRed shows for mobile viewing
It was just about a year ago that we initially heard rumors of the DirecTV Nomad, and after some lengthy intrigue it is finally ready to launch. While its product page on the company's website isn't l...
08:30 pm EDT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Podcast, live at 5:00PM ET!
Tim's back from California, and we've got a bit of a solemn episode ahead of us. We're asking everyone to send in their Steve Jobs thoughts and memories by emailing us at podcast (at) engadget (dot) c...
08:15 pm EDT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Engadget How much will the iPhone 4S really cost on AT&T, Verizon and Sprint?
As Apple unleashes the iPhone 4S on AT&T, Verizon and now Sprint, the biggest question on everyone's mind is how much will the phone really cost? As the third US carrier to sell the iPhone, Sprint...
08:00 pm EDT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Nexus specs leak, headed to Verizon as an exclusive? (updated)
Ready for the latest scoop of Android Ice Cream Sandwich future? A report over on BGR details specs for the next pure Google phone we've come to know and love as the Nexus Prime. Quoting a "trusted so...
07:52 pm EDT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Engadget Intellectual Ventures takes aim at Motorola over alleged patent infringement
When Nathan Mhyrvold's Intellectual Ventures firm isn't striking licensing deals with technology companies, it's usually suing them, and you can now add one more big name to that latter group. This ti...
07:31 pm EDT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Engadget Sony nearing deal to move cellphone operations in house, buy out Ericsson's half
Sony is getting tired of sitting idly in sixth place in the battle for cellphone supremacy. Sure, there have been a few noteworthy devices from the company's joint venture with Ericsson (i.e. the Arc)...
07:00 pm EDT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Engadget Shure SE215 earphones review
There are a lot of in-ear headphones out there these days, from the ones at the checkout line at the grocery store, to the ones that came with your iPod, to ones you'll need to take out a second mortg...
06:32 pm EDT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Engadget Digital video game distribution finds brick and mortar camping, moves in for win
Blame it on the economy, or simply chalk it up to a better way of earning revenue, but physical distributors of new video games are beginning to feel some major heat from the scrappy competition. Whil...
06:06 pm EDT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Engadget Umiushi Smapho 2800 portable charger hands-on: one plug for iPhone, another one for micro-USB
As an Engadget reader, you'll gain extra street cred if you're using an iPhone and, well, a non-iPhone at the same time; or maybe you've got all your media content on an iPod instead of having everyth...
05:36 pm EDT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Engadget Is this Dell's Windows 7 'Peju' Tablet?
A Blurrycam-equipped tipster sent in the above images of what's purported to be a 10-inch Windows 7 tablet from Dell. There's not a lot of info on the thing at the moment, and what we do have ought to...
05:00 pm EDT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Engadget HTC announces the Sensation XL with Beats Audio, we go hands-on
We suspected there'd be a special guest at HTC's party in London tonight and here it is: the brand new Sensation XL. You might recognize the mug shot from the many leaks we've reported under the Runny...
04:34 pm EDT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Engadget Steve Wozniak on Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs was the man most often associated with Apple, but another Steve played a big part in the formation of the company, and Mr. Wozniak has some kind words about his friend and former business p...
04:00 pm EDT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Engadget Tesla Model S test ride and factory tour (video)
Tesla's been teasing us with the Model S electric car for what seems like a cruelly long time. But, we gadget fans need to remember that designing and releasing a car is a rather different prospect th...
03:29 pm EDT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Engadget Sony DEV-5 Digital Recording Binoculars sample photos and video
We can't say that we were too keen on Sony's DEV-5 Digital Recording Binoculars at first look -- it really is hard to get past that $2,000 price tag. But after Sony finally allowed us to shoot photos ...
03:05 pm EDT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Engadget Arthur C. Nielsen Jr., leader of TV ratings and market research firm, dies at 92
Arthur C. Nielsen Jr., the man who turned the A.C. Nielsen Company into a global leader in market research and television ratings, has died at the age of 92. Nielsen's father founded the company in 19...
02:42 pm EDT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Engadget HTC's unaudited Q3 results keep the revenue train a-rollin'
HTC clearly couldn't wait for a pesky audit to tell let the world about its continued financial successes. The Taiwanese handset maker posted unaudited consolidated results for the third quarter -- an...
02:21 pm EDT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Nexus specs leak, headed to Verizon as an exclusive?
Ready for the latest scoop of Android Ice Cream Sandwich future? A report over on BGR details specs for the next pure Google phone we've come to know and love as the Nexus Prime. Quoting a "trusted so...
02:01 pm EDT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Engadget Rdio launches free, non-ad-supported streaming for US users, meter to keep you in check
Ad-free, on-demand streaming is coming your way, folks -- and it won't cost you a dime. Rdio has announced the launch of its free service that will give you access to a library of over 12 million song...
01:42 pm EDT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Engadget Rohm Wireless Power Transmission system hands-on (video)
Wireless power demos abound at CEATEC, and Rohm Semiconductor had their own variant on hand with a complete mix of direct-draw gadgets, along with the omnipresent charging iPhone 4 (or was it a 4S?). ...
01:23 pm EDT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Engadget Spotify streaming hits the living room on the latest $99 WDTV Live, WDTV Live Hub
The latest addition to the WD TV Live family has been announced, and this micro sized 802.11n WiFi-equipped, internal storage-lacking streamer that supports the latest version of its UI, as seen in th...
01:00 pm EDT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Engadget Fujitsu Lifebook AH77E and SH76E hands-on
If you're familiar with Fujitsu's AH572 and S761/C laptops, then you'll certainly recognize the similarities on their Japanese cousins. On the left we have the beastly 15.6-inch AH77/E, which sports a...
12:36 pm EDT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Engadget Another Windows Phone spotted, Nokia Sun on the horizon?
It's getting increasingly difficult to pin down exactly how many Nokia Windows Phones we can expect to see this year, now that the French WinPho obsessives at Mon Windows Phone have added the Nokia Su...
12:10 pm EDT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Engadget K-MAX unmanned chopper delivers Air Force salute to Afghan danger (video)
It's a year since Lockheed Martin won the contract to provide an unmanned cargo delivery system to the US military and now its first K-MAX helicopter is just about ready for duty. The 6,000-pound RC c...
11:27 am EDT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Engadget ComScore: Android extends lead over Apple, holds 44 percent of smartphone market
Gather 'round, everyone, because a fresh batch of ComScore numbers has just arrived. According to the research firm, Android remains in firm control of the smartphone platform market, commanding 43.7 ...
10:40 am EDT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Engadget HomePlug Alliance keeps plugging away at powerline communications
Try as it might, the HomePlug Alliance just can't seem to get its foot in the proverbial door of consumers' homes. Now the organization is eying a different target market -- utilities. Its new Netrici...
09:48 am EDT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Engadget Ad-supported Kindle 4 has built-in $30 "upgrade", gets rid of embedded special offers
Was it too cheap? Well, here's some great news for fourth-generation Kindle users already tiring of its embedded ads looking cheap alongside their Vertu phones. You can now pay Amazon the requisite fe...
08:43 am EDT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Engadget HIOD One is a Bluetooth communicator for gadget-hungry cyclists
Between your bell, safety lights and cycling computer there's probably not much room left on those handlebars for more stuff. But, if you're tired of having to speak up to converse with your riding pa...
07:36 am EDT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Engadget Bose Bluetooth Headset Series 2 enters the marketplace, still makes you look like a crazy
Know how sometimes you'll be walking down the street when you encounter a seemingly crazy person talking to themselves? And you think, "But you're too well-dressed to be insane." That's when you see i...
06:37 am EDT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Engadget Dipping capacitors and batteries in nanotubes could improve capacity
Stanford researchers figured out that, by dipping electrodes for super capacitors in a solution of carbon nanotubes or a conductive polymer they could increase the charging capacity by up to 45-percen...
05:54 am EDT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Engadget Robot uses semantic search to get a Subway sandwich, do Jared's evil bidding (video)
Old PR2 can already fold towels, play pool and grab an ice cold beer -- really, the Willow Garage robot is just one task of short of mastering the day-to-day activities of your average college student...
05:18 am EDT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Engadget Sprint now taking pre-orders for iPhone 4, reserve your 4S on October 7
Looking to grab that iPhone 4 on Sprint and take advantage of the unlimited data? Well, you can place your pre-order now on the current model and for the just announced 4S starting Friday, October 7. ...
04:48 am EDT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile officially unveils myTouch, MyTouch Q just in time for the holidays
Not that they were a particularly well kept secret, but T-Mobile is finally ready to show off its two newest Android phones that are aimed at first-time smartphone buyers. The 4G-capable myTouch and m...
03:59 am EDT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Engadget Grid10 review
Second chances aren't always easy to come by, and when Fusion Garage disappeared off the map following the unabashed failure of the JooJoo tablet, we certainly didn't expect those doors would be openi...
03:28 am EDT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Engadget Remembering Steve Jobs: We all pay tribute
As news has of the passing of Steve Jobs spread tonight, people have started showing up at Apple's stores to pay tribute to its co-founder and former leader. We stopped by the 5th Avenue, NYC store an...
01:00 am EDT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Engadget Steve Jobs in his own words
I'll always stay connected with Apple. I hope that throughout my life I'll sort of have the thread of my life and the thread of Apple weave in and out of each other, like a tapestry. There may be a fe...
11:41 pm EDT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Engadget Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, has passed away at 56
We just got some very, very sad news. Steve Jobs has passed away. As confirmed on Apple's site, Mr. Jobs has passed away at the age of 56 after recently stepping down from the position of CEO and nami...
11:19 pm EDT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Engadget BT Openreach launching 300Mbps broadband in the UK - high in fibre, low in fat
You've got broadband, right? Are you sure you do? Well, it turns out that the US might well be slipping further down the international 'what speed can you get' tables as UK telecom giant BT Openreach ...
10:51 pm EDT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Engadget Google Docs gets a refresh, fills out the screen for Honeycomb
When Google dropped its official Docs app into our workaholic hands earlier this spring, we'd noted it wasn't exactly tablet-ready. Well, all that's changed with the Mountain View-based company's late...
10:25 pm EDT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Engadget TomTom extends Live service and HD Traffic to Canada with Go Live 1535M nav unit
Satisfying your poutine craving just got easier as TomTom extends its internet-enabled Live service and HD Traffic to nav systems up north. Using the Go Live 1535M portable GPS unit, Canadian drivers ...
10:04 pm EDT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Engadget CRTC won't regulate Netflix as a broadcaster in Canada
Netflix may be a streaming company, but that doesn't make it a broadcaster -- at least, not in Canada, and not according to the CRTC. Despite calls from existing broadcasters to the contrary, the agen...
09:38 pm EDT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Engadget BBM caught cheating with Android, CrackBerry epidemic to spread?
RIM's killer BlackBerry feature has always been BBM. So, you'll have to excuse us if we give some side-eye to these leaked shots of the private messaging service two-timing its Canadian maker. The pic...
09:15 pm EDT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Engadget Google Earth hits one billion downloads, those with fear of flying still getting virtual kicks
In a feat that outdoes even Dr. Evil's vision of worldwide domination, the folks in Mountain View have reported a staggering one billion downloads of Google Earth. Over the years, the service has take...
08:58 pm EDT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Engadget Sprint will offer unlimited data plan for the iPhone 4S
A Sprint spokesperson gave us a ring to let us know that the newly announced iPhone 4S will be eligible for the carrier's unlimited data plan. According to Sprint, pricing will start at $69.99 for unl...
08:15 pm EDT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast, Apple Edition, live at 5PM ET!
Another mishmash of schedules along with a sense of urgency to rant the afternoon away have combined midweek, and the result is a quickie Apple Edition of Engadget Mobile Podcast. Yes, some big news c...
07:46 pm EDT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Engadget Android on HP TouchPad: yes, there's an app for that (video)
TouchPad firesale hysteria may have finally died down, but those of you with newly acquired HP slates should pay attention. A poster by the name of Chomper has uploaded a walkthrough of Android runnin...
07:25 pm EDT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Engadget Huawei Honor gets knighted by the FCC, beelines it straight for Cricket as the Glory
Huawei's four-inch flagship has appeared at a rigorous FCC screening, and this one comes with several radio band changes since its formal reveal. This new CDMA 800/1700(AWS)/1900 variant, making it th...
06:58 pm EDT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Engadget Poll: Will you be getting an iPhone 4S?
Needless to say, opinions of Cupertino's latest product have poured down on the internet like acid rain. Tim Cook's inaugural turn behind the wheel came with the awesome responsibility of unveiling th...
06:31 pm EDT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Engadget NEC LaVie Touch hands-on
Originally scheduled for a September launch under the VersaPro type VT moniker, NEC's LaVie Touch Windows 7 tablet is finally hitting the Japanese market next week. Alas, there are still no plans on a...
06:31 pm EDT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Engadget NEC LaVie Touch hands-on (updated)
Originally scheduled for a September launch under the VersaPro type VT moniker, NEC's LaVie Touch Windows 7 tablet is finally hitting the Japanese market next week. Alas, there are still no plans on a...
06:02 pm EDT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Engadget Wiretapping Act could spell 'finito' for Italian Wikipedia
This week, lawmakers in Italy are debating a controversial new bill that could have disastrous implications for Wikipedia. Yesterday, the encyclopedia posted a lengthy letter on its Italian portal, in...
05:40 pm EDT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Engadget Soon, Xbox Companion will let you control your console from Windows Phone
We just reported that Microsoft is partnering with Verizon and Comcast (among others) to continue expanding the reaches of its Xbox 360 entertainment suite, but would it be complete without adding com...
05:14 pm EDT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Engadget FCC wants all cellphones to be GPS-capable by 2018 for improved 911 service
There's still no real indication of when you'll be able to send text messages, photos and videos to 911, but the FCC has now set a date for another promised enhancement to the service. The agency is a...
04:39 pm EDT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Engadget Microsoft reveals new TV providers including Verizon and Comcast coming to Xbox 360 (video)
Just as the rumors indicated, Microsoft is bringing video from a number of providers beyond the ones it initially announced to the Xbox 360 in its fall update, including big guns like Verizon and Comc...
04:34 pm EDT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Engadget Rohm and Lumiotec create $450 OLED Hanger lamp, we go hands-on (video)
Four hundred and fifty dollars. Made out to Lumiotec, please. Really, that's all you need to know -- this tiny purposeless OLED lamp costs nearly half a grand. But hot damn does it look good. If you h...
03:59 pm EDT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Engadget Murata Tactile Controller TV remote hands-on (video)
What's that, you're not into changing the channel with that boring old remote, or even with your voice? Murata's ground-up Tactile Controller brings a real twist to every couch potato's favorite gadge...
03:36 pm EDT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Engadget It's not TV: it's Nottv, Japan's new Smartphone-only TV station
Japanese mobile users hankering after short bursts of original video will soon gain access to Nottv, a platform designed to capitalize on the nation's love of smartphones as well as its now empty anal...
03:12 pm EDT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Engadget Arduino, iPod and RFID make beautiful, handicapped-accessible music together (video)
There isn't actually much new about this awesome DIY project, but it's the way it brings the various parts together that has us impressed. Designed by Instructables user XenonJohn, with help from soft...
03:12 pm EDT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Engadget Arduino, iPod and RFID make beautiful, accessible music together (video)
There isn't actually much new about this awesome DIY project, but it's the way it brings the various parts together that has us impressed. Designed by Instructables user XenonJohn, with help from soft...
02:48 pm EDT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Engadget Cyberdyne HAL robotic arm hands-on (video)
If the name Cyberdyne doesn't immediately ring a bell, its HAL (Hybrid Assistive Limb) robotic suit sure will. Here at CEATEC, we bumped into these folks who kindly offered to strap us onto their late...
02:26 pm EDT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Engadget India's $35 tablet is here, for real. Called Aakash, costs $60
India's much-hyped $35 tablet for students is a reality. But, like every other super-cheap education project, the price has jumped -- though in this case only to Rs 2,999 ($60). It turns out that the ...
01:52 pm EDT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Engadget Panasonic Cockpit digital dash prototype hands-on (video)
Sure, we may not see flying cars in our lifetime, but a mainstream digital dash is a definite possibility. The all-glass vehicle dashboard has been conceptualized by other manufacturers in the past, b...
01:23 pm EDT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Engadget Dell announces Inspiron One 2320 touchscreen all-in-one
Over the past few weeks, we've seen HP and Toshiba freshen up their all-in-ones, while Samsung made a belated jump into the market just last week. Today, it's Dell's turn -- the company just announced...
12:56 pm EDT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Engadget Android Gingerbread has growth spurt, grabs 38.2 percent device share
Gingerbread has apparently made a substantial mark on Android users, with new figures showing it holds a 38.2 percent share of all Google OS-powered devices. That's some kind of growth from the one pe...
12:30 pm EDT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Engadget Fujitsu Arrows Tab LTE F-01D with gesture control hands-on (video)
We'll probably never match Japan's obsession with waterproof gadgets, but anyone would appreciate how the local manufacturers also manage to keep them thin and light at the same time. The Fujitsu Arro...
12:04 pm EDT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Engadget Kia to roll out re-badged Hyundai electric minicar in late 2011
There's still no indication that it'll hit the North American market, but it looks like Kia will soon have an all-electric "minicar" to call its own. That will come in the form of a re-badged Hyundai ...
11:33 am EDT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Engadget Murata Wireless Power Transmission System supports laptops, we go hands-on (video)
Do we really need another wireless charging system that's incompatible with industry standards? Murata seems to think that we do. The company's prototype uses neither conductive nor inductive transmis...
10:44 am EDT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Engadget Arduino-powered lighting system infuses your LED with some Ambilight-like pizazz (video)
Why spend your hard-earned money on one of Philips' Ambilight displays when you can just make your own, using some Arduino-based wizardry and a little bit of elbow grease? Fortunately, Minty Boost cre...
09:41 am EDT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Engadget Samsung looks to block iPhone 4S sales in France, Italy
Not exactly a shocking development here, but Samsung has just announced that it's looking to block sales of the iPhone 4S throughout France and Italy, opening up yet another frontier in its ongoing pa...
09:06 am EDT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Engadget Garmin's Forerunner 910XT sport watch begs to become your new swimming buddy
After introducing the Forerunner 610 alongside its lineup of runner-friendly watches, Garmin has introduced a new high tech gadget that's targeted to hardcore swimmers: enter the Forerunner 910XT. Wit...
08:02 am EDT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Engadget Piezoelectric system turns your balmy breath into pungent power
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have come up with a way to produce electricity from just about the most renewable source known to man -- his own breath. It's all thanks to a plastic...
07:01 am EDT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Engadget Camera or camcorder? JVC's hybrid GC-PX10 wants to be both
This curiously shaped fellow, with its long-barreled lens attached to a svelte body, might look familiar. It's JVC's GC-PX10, the camcorder that's also a camera. Or the camera that's also a camcorder....
05:23 am EDT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Engadget Samsung teases next week's 'Unpacked,' offers a momentary glance at a mysterious device
See that image above? It's Samsung's way of being sly. The company put out a teaser video for its "Google Episode" of Unpacked occurring on October 11th (we'll be there live, by the way), stating that...
05:11 am EDT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Engadget Qt developers gain NFC support with Nokia's latest SDK update
Nokia's development community just got its first taste of near field lovin' with the first Qt SDK to support NFC. While you'll be forgiven if you're not up in arms over the latest revelation, owners o...
04:14 am EDT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Engadget Invisibility cloak made of carbon nanotubes uses 'mirage effect' to disappear
If the phrase "I solemnly swear I'm up to no good" means anything to you, you'll be happy to know that scientists have come one step closer to a Potter-style "invisibility cloak" so you can use your M...
03:33 am EDT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Engadget LG Smart TV goes on the charm offensive, appeals to Adobe developers
LG wants to bring the world of Adobe Flash to your living room. Yes, 2012's lineup of Smart TVs, theater systems and Blu-ray players are all set to arrive with support for both Flash Player and AIR 3,...
02:55 am EDT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile's fall roadmap leaks, cornucopia of mobile goods on the horizon
It's no back to school roadmap because, hey, you're already there. Still, this leaked sales sheet from TmoNews shows Magenta stacking its shelves for an abundant fall mobile harvest. So, let's dive ri...
02:18 am EDT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Engadget AT&T goes meta: your iPhone 4S upgrade is just an app away
If you're all hot and bothered by today's announcement from Apple, there'll be a new way for AT&T customers to snatch up the iPhone 4S. Later this evening, Ma Bell expects to introduce a gem into ...
02:18 am EDT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Engadget AT&T goes meta: your iPhone 4S upgrade is just an app away (update)
If you're all hot and bothered by today's announcement from Apple, there'll be a new way for AT&T customers to snatch up the iPhone 4S. Later this evening, Ma Bell expects to introduce a gem into ...
01:53 am EDT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Engadget Help for the lost: a fabric antenna to keep you from being a castaway
Doesn't look like much, does it? But the next time you're lost at sea, you just might be thankful you've got it. That little square of fabric is actually a flexible antenna designed for the Cospas-Sar...
01:19 am EDT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Engadget ZTE V55 tablet shows off its derriere at the FCC, Sprint branding in tow
ZTE hasn't made much of a splash stateside, seeing as how the OEM was content to churn out white label devices. All that's changed now as part of the company's strategy to dispense with the anonymity ...
12:33 am EDT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Engadget Boogie Board Rip goes on pre-order, no more tearing through notepads
The Boogie Board Rip is now available to pre-order for all your digital sketching needs. The latest stylus-friendly writing tablet from Improv Electronics adds the ability to save notes and sketches, ...
12:11 am EDT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Engadget XBMC teases new features coming in 11.0 'Eden' release
The next version of XBMC isn't ready for prime time yet, but the team behind it is already talking about what's being added and tweaked in v11.0, a.k.a Eden. This is the first major release since the ...
11:42 pm EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget Apple iPhone 4S makes its way through the FCC?
Well, well, what have we here? Hot on the heels of being unveiled to the world, the latest and greatest iPhone appears to have landed with the feds to get the FCC's stamp of approval. That's right, an...
11:18 pm EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget Adobe reveals Creative Cloud, links Touch Apps to Creative Suite with 20GB storage
Dropbox just not doing the trick for your design work load? Perhaps Adobe can help. The company has announced Creative Cloud, a "hub for viewing, sharing and syncing of files created by Adobe Touch Ap...
10:56 pm EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 268 - 10.04.2011
Check your Bingo squares -- we have a full on geek rant this week. While DVBLink's Boxee extender engendered nothing but peaceful conversation, we couldn't help but dig into the next two topics. Rumor...
10:37 pm EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget Toshiba Camileo x416, x400 and x200 get pricing, availability, lots of zoom
Looks like some of those Toshiba camcorders that we first caught wind of back in Berlin at IFA are hitting our neck of the woods. The Camileo x400 and x200 are now available in the States, for $299 an...
10:13 pm EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget French court reverses DS flash cart ruling, Nintendo smiles
Nearly two years ago, a French court dismissed a lawsuit that Nintendo filed against a group of vendors accused of illegally selling DS flash carts. At the time, the game-maker argued that sales of th...
09:51 pm EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget Apple's iPhone 4S, iOS 5 and iPod roundup: details, specs and release dates
Phew, what a day! Apple's done its fair share of introducing today, and now it's on us to distill everything down into something understandable by folks who don't have the time to pore over every sing...
09:28 pm EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget Apple's iPhone 4S event video now online
Looks like we weren't the only ones shooting video at today's 'Let's Talk iPhone' event. Apparently Apple had some folks there with cameras as well. Cupertino has posted video of the event, so between...
09:06 pm EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget AppleCare+ debuts for $99, offers to cover accidental damage in addition to the standard fare
Once upon a time, the AppleCare Protection Plan was a service provided by Cupertino to extend out the life of your iPhone warranty for an extra year and enable Apple reps to help with additional custo...
08:45 pm EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget Official iPhone micro-USB adapter quietly sneaks into UK Apple Store
It looks like Apple's making good on its promise to standardize its charger port for EU territories. Behind all the big hitters announced by Apple today, an official micro-USB adapter has shuffled int...
08:21 pm EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget Apple's 'Let's Talk iPhone' post-event live broadcast!
Well, that was fun. If you wanted to read along with the liveblog, but couldn't hang with all of those words, or if you just need some help processing all of the Cupertino-based iPhone 4S-related exci...
08:02 pm EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget iPhone 4S vs. the smartphone elite: Galaxy S II, Bionic and Titan
Now that we know how the iPhone 4S stacks up against the iPhone 4, let's take a look at how Apple's latest smartphone compares to its mightiest competitors on the other major platforms -- Android and ...
07:27 pm EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget iPhone 4S hands-on!
It's not an iPhone mini or anything, but it's the first iPhone with Siri. And that has to count for something, right? Right? While it's no iPhone 5 (not even close, really), the iPhone 4S is far from ...
06:57 pm EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget iPhone 4S vs. iPhone 4: what's changed?
It's finally happened, after all the wrangling, speculation and aluminum dummies, we now know the truth. Join us as we delve into the nitty gritty of how the newest addition(s) to the Apple clan matc...
06:49 pm EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget Meet the new iPhone 4S
You can finally lay all that speculation to rest because here it is! Apple's set its latest iPhone family member free, and out into the wireless wild for your future consumption. Pictured above is the...
06:37 pm EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget Apple drops iPhone prices: 8GB 3GS free, iPhone 4 now $99
No big surprises here, but the iPhone 4S' older siblings are getting drastic price reductions. An 8GB 3GS is now free on contract, while the iPhone 4 is now only $99 with a carrier agreement -- that o...
06:35 pm EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget Sprint iPhone officially announced: available October 14, pre-orders start October 7
Regardless of whether Sprint dropped $20 billion, or just the right combination of phrases to the right combination of people, Dan Hesse finally (finally!) has an iPhone to call his own. Despite The N...
06:35 pm EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget Sprint iPhone officially announced: iPhone 4 and 4S both on the way
Regardless of whether Sprint dropped $20 billion, or just the right combination of phrases to the right combination of people, Dan Hesse finally (finally!) has an iPhone to call his own. Despite The N...
06:17 pm EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget Apple brings Siri voice control to the iPhone
You've heard the rumors, and Apple has now confirmed that it will be bringing Siri voice control to the iPhone -- and, yes, it will still be called Siri. That will let you use natural language to perf...
06:17 pm EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget Apple brings Siri voice control to the iPhone 4S
You've heard the rumors, and Apple has now confirmed that it will be bringing Siri voice control to its new iPhone 4S -- and, yes, it will still be called Siri. That will let you use natural language ...
06:15 pm EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget AirPlay Mirroring coming to iPhone 4S, not just for iPads
That snazzy AirPlay Mirroring feature Apple showed off at WWDC earlier this year is back for an encore, and now it's strutting its stuff on the iPhone 4S. Previously we saw AirPlay piping an iPad 2 to...
05:54 pm EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget iPhone 4S officially announced: lands October 14th starting at $199 in sizes up to 64GB, coming to Sprint
What's this? The second coming of the iPhone 4? Sure enough, Tim Cook just pulled the covers off of the hotly-anticipated iPhone 4S here in Cupertino, making 2011 the first year in the company's curre...
05:53 pm EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget Apple's new nano: $149 for 16GB and $129 for 8GB
Apple keeps coming with the news from it's "Let's talk iPhone" event, and the latest is a price drop for it's diminutive PMP, the Nano. From now on, you'll be forking over $129 for an 8GB version and ...
05:53 pm EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget iPod touch still maxes out at 64GB $399, available in white October 12th
While the iPhone 4S takes the headlines with its dual antennas and upgraded processor, we also have a new white iPod touch joining the family. Pricing for the "#1 portable game player" (Apple's words,...
05:53 pm EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget Apple's iPod nano now $149 for 16GB and $129 for 8GB
Apple keeps coming with the news from its "Let's talk iPhone" event, and the latest is a price drop for its diminutive PMP, the nano. From now on, you'll be forking over $129 for an 8GB version and $1...
05:53 pm EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget Apple's iPod nano now $149 for 16GB and $129 for 8GB (update: 2010 nanos get the goodies too)
Apple keeps coming with the news from its "Let's talk iPhone" event, and the latest is a price drop for its diminutive PMP, the nano. From now on, you'll be forking over $129 for an 8GB version and $1...
05:50 pm EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget iTunes Match hits US 'end of October' for $24.99
We already had the details on iTunes Match, but now we've got a ball-park release date. According to Apple, the iTunes service will make it's debut by the end of the month in the great U S of A, and i...
05:45 pm EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget Apple announces Find My Friends feature for iOS 5
Apple spent a fair bit of time recapping some already announced iOS 5 features during its keynote today, but it also got around to announcing a new one: Find My Friends. That will let you easily find ...
05:37 pm EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget iOS 5 will be available October 12, with iCloud launching the same day
Mark your calendars, kids. Scott Forstall's on stage here at "Let's Talk iPhone" and just gave a hard date for iOS 5's (mass audience) arrival: expect it to hit next week, on October 12th, with Apple'...
05:37 pm EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget iOS 5 will be available October 12, iCloud launching the same day
Mark your calendars, kids. Scott Forstall's on stage here at "Let's Talk iPhone" and just gave a hard date for iOS 5's arrival: expect it to hit next week, on October 12th, with Apple's iCloud service...
05:36 pm EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget Cards app for iPhone sends snail mail best wishes, for a price
We've got at least one completely unexpected announcement from Apple's Let's Talk iPhone Event: a new app that sends out greeting cards. For $2.99 within the US and $4.99 internationally, sending a gr...
05:26 pm EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget Apple: 250 million iOS devices sold, 18 billion apps downloaded
Among the glut of numbers coming out of the Apple keynote today, delaying the reveal of your next iPhone, was a particularly impressive one: 250 million. That's the number of iOS devices sold. That's ...
05:20 pm EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget Apple: 16 billion iTunes songs downloaded, 300 million iPods sold
Tim Cook's dishing out plenty of numbers today, and there's some big ones when it comes to the iPod and iTunes. He confirmed that there's now been a whopping 16 billion songs downloaded from iTunes, a...
05:16 pm EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget Tim Cook: Macbook Pro and iMac are the best selling notebook and desktop in the US
Tim Cook kicked off today's 'Let's talk iPhone' event by the numbers, mentioning that "the MacBook Pro and iMac are the number one best selling notebook and desktop in the United States." Apparently t...
05:10 pm EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget Apple: Six million copies of OS X Lion downloaded since launch
Before we get to the real meat of things, Tim Cook's just trotted out some Lion numbers -- six million copies downloaded since launch, to be exact. According to the big Apple's new CEO, that's a growt...
04:59 pm EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget Apple's 'Let's Talk iPhone' keynote liveblog!
Hey! You made it! But it's a little early. Not to worry, though -- bookmark this page (yes, this one!) and return at the time listed below for our blow-by-blow coverage live from Cupertino!Psst... and...
04:44 pm EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget iPhone 4S landing on October 14th according to Apple Store page in Japan
Well, Tim Cook has yet to even take the stage and already the leaks are starting to pour in. It started with a pair of images buried in the Apple store's HTML code. But, perhaps more telling, was the ...
04:20 pm EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget Apple's 'Let's Talk iPhone' keynote liveblog!
Hey! You made it! But it's a little early. Not to worry, though -- bookmark this page (yes, this one!) and return at the time listed below for our blow-by-blow coverage live from Cupertino!Psst... and...
04:17 pm EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget PayPal to open NYC pop-up store next month, showcase new mobile payment services
The idea of a physical PayPal store may seem somewhat counterintuitive, but that's exactly what the company is planning to open next month, in Manhattan. As TechCrunch recently revealed, the forthcomi...
03:55 pm EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget Yes, the Apple Store is down
And down goes the Apple Store. Whatever could the reason be? We'll find out in just a couple of hours.Yes, the Apple Store is down originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 04 Oct 2011 11:55:00 EDT. Pl...
03:51 pm EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget European Court: It's free trade for a reason, dummy
Primer: The EU is many nations with a single market, if wine is cheaper in France, a German can simply purchase it there. It's why Apple was censured back in 2007 for territorial iTunes stores that st...
03:30 pm EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget iCub crawls closer toward the Robopocalypse (video)
Another day, another augur of doom for humanity -- iCub has been spotted in the wilds of the IROS Expo in San Francisco. The cute (in a Demon Seed sorta way) robot is designed to replicate the trial-a...
03:08 pm EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget Open your IOPS to ioDrive's next-gen SSDs
We're ripe for an ioRefresh and thankfully here it is: the ioDrive2 and ioDrive2 Duo will be out from November, bringing hugely faster speeds at a much lower dollar-per-gig compared to their predecess...
02:47 pm EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget LG myTouch phones listed as 'coming soon' to T-Mobile with suspect specs
Remember that pair of myTouch-branded LG phones that made a brief appearance on YouTube back in September? Well they're up on T-Mobile's site and listed as "coming soon." The myTouch and myTouch Q, in...
02:24 pm EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget NTT DoCoMo menu translator app hands-on (video)
Have you ever tried to read a Japanese menu? If there aren't pictures to reference, you'll likely have a difficult time figuring out what to order -- unless you can read Japanese, of course. NTT DoCoM...
02:02 pm EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget Engadget, broadcasting live from Apple's 'Let's Talk iPhone' event in Cupertino!
We did it at WWDC, and we're doing it from 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino, California. Apple's holding its hotly-anticipated iPhone 5 (and iPhone 4s?) launch event here this morning, and we're on-hand t...
01:46 pm EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget AT&T intros free Android accessibility solution for visually impaired (video)
If you or somebody you know is blind or visually impaired, then you'll definitely want to take note of AT&T's latest offering for its Android phones, which is certainly more charitable than its pr...
01:27 pm EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget NTT DoCoMo Shared Bicycle Initiative hands-on (video)
Well, NTT DoCoMo is at it again, this time dabbling in the fine art of bicycle sharing. The Japanese mobile carrier's own flavor is currently undergoing beta testing in Yokohama, just outside Tokyo, a...
01:01 pm EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget Four Atom chips sneak out of Intel, soon to appear in netbooks and nettops
Rarely do you hear of new chips sneaking out of Intel, Escape from Alcatraz-style. But that's (figuratively) happened today, with a quartet of processors appearing with little fanfare from Chipzilla. ...
12:35 pm EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget Verizon Wireless gives birth to first LTE COW in Florida, we're still waiting for a celebratory cigar
They're not keen on providing milk, and we've never found evidence to suggest that Verizon's COWs are indeed happy COWs, but Big Red has welcomed a new arrival to its family: the company's first LTE-e...
12:13 pm EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget NTT DoCoMo bad breath, body fat and food analyzers hands-on (video)
It's been a busy year for NTT DoCoMo's research and development division, with the company presenting a goldmine of future accessories at its CEATEC booth. We're not seeing anything terribly exciting ...
11:50 am EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget Luxury Vertu Constellation T smartphone now packs post-feudal technology
Rich people in poor countries have had to make some terrible sacrifices when choosing a gem-encrusted handset. They've generally shopped at Vertu, the Nokia-owned go-to company for such ostentatious p...
10:46 am EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget KDDI shows off sensory enhancements for smartphone users, throws a free-viewpoint virtual concert
Japanese carrier KDDI's never been shy about showing off its latest and greatest from its lab, and here at CEATEC 2011 we got to lay our fingers on a couple of its in-development smartphone sensory en...
10:01 am EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget LG Optimus LTE now official: High-speed data alongside a high-definition IPS display
It may not be the biggest phone reveal coming in the next 24 hours, but leaked details had already piqued our interest in LG's next big thing. The Optimus LTE's screen rivals Apple's Retina Display at...
09:20 am EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget Amazon puts the kibosh on Kindle Touch 3G's experimental browsing free ride
Back in the early '90s, a certain Mr. Vandross and Ms. Jackson serenaded us with a little ditty on the benefits of free goods. Well, it might be time they updated the track because the best things in ...
08:16 am EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget Apple rejects Samsung's settlement offer in Australia, seeks to 'maintain the status quo'
"Thanks, but no thanks." That's essentially what Apple told Samsung today, in rejecting an offer to end their ongoing patent dispute in Australia. Samsung's proposed settlement, presented on Friday, w...
07:34 am EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget Firmware update brings Google Talk integration, bug fixes to Archos G9 tablets
Listen up, Archos G9 owners, because there's a hefty firmware update headed your way. The new upgrade, which only recently began rolling out, integrates Google Talk directly within the firmware and in...
06:39 am EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget HTC Titan, Radar on sale now at Phones4U, blow a raspberry at 'launch date' nonsense
Whether you're a spendthrift or just happened to be down at the shops, Phones4U had an extra early bird special this past weekend. Turns out the mobile retailer had received stock of both the HTC Tita...
05:47 am EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget HTC confirms security hole, says patch is incoming
HTC held true to its promise to look into the security vulnerability that surfaced over the weekend, an apparent glitch that allows any app requesting internet access to take a peek at a user account ...
05:17 am EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget Tesla Model S to get faster Sport edition, leave sedan in the dust
Tesla looks set to offer another slightly more aggressive, slightly faster model alongside its Model S sedan [pictured]. The high-performance, zero-emission (and tentatively-named) Model S Sport packs...
04:34 am EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget Toshiba Regza DBR-M190 stores 15 days of HDTV from six channels, we go hands-on (video)
There's no question that Japan gets all the cool gadgets -- many of which never make it stateside. Well, we have yet another tease for you, in the form of an eight-tuner Toshiba DVR with five terabyte...
03:46 am EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget Researchers say nanorockets could deliver medicine quickly within the blood
Faster delivery is always better when it comes to pizza, Thai food and now... drugs? Doctors seem to think so as they're experimenting with a new method of delivering medicine to the bloodstream via t...
03:01 am EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget Zune is dead, long live Zune
Like Zune's own Business Development Manager once said, all consumer electronics products have a lifespan, and today the (not so long) lineage of dedicated Zune hardware expires not with a roar, but w...
02:39 am EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget Samsung's Media Hub Beta program for Galaxy S II owners adds some points to your Smart TV's IQ
Media Hub is nothing new to those toting Galaxy Tabs or Galaxy S phones. However, bigger screens are always better whether you're watching 30 Rock or MacGruber, right? Good thing Sammy's launched a be...
02:07 am EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget Double portion of prepaid LG Android handsets coming to Net10
The upcoming battle of the budget Androids just won two new recruits courtesy of Net10. The MVNO is offering up the LG Optimus Net prepaid with a 3.2-inch HVGA display, 800MHz processor, 3MP camera (t...
01:18 am EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget Toshiba's 4K, glasses-free 3DTV announced in Japan with more specs this time
We first saw the retail edition of Toshiba's 3840x2160 resolution autostereoscopic (no glasses) 3DTV when it was announced in Europe at IFA last month, and now it has debuted in Japan during CEATEC. T...
12:31 am EDT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Engadget Flash 11 and AIR 3 landing tonight and delivering 7.1 surround sound to connected home theaters
Later tonight Adobe Flash 11 and AIR 3 will hit the tubes delivering with it a host of new features, including hardware acceleration for 2D and 3D graphics -- at least for desktops. Stage 3D support w...
11:51 pm EDT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Engadget Only in Japan: Toshiba's Regza DBR-M190 serves 5TB of home media
Sometimes gigabytes aren't enough. You have to start talking terabytes. That's the case with Toshiba's new Regza Server, more numerically known as the DBR-M190. The just-announced home media server bo...
11:22 pm EDT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Engadget HP pays $10.4 billion for controlling interest in Autonomy, which will remain autonomous
VoodooPC. 3Com. And, perhaps most notoriously, Palm. The list of HP acquisitions grows by one today, with the purchase of UK information-software maker Autonomy, long a target of former HP chief L&eac...
11:09 pm EDT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Engadget Alma observatory captures stars being born, reports back on universe's awkward teenage years
A baby book for our cosmos? That'd be a happy by-product of the massive insight star-gazing scientists are set to glean from Alma -- the telescope responsible for ushering in a "new golden age of astr...
10:36 pm EDT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Engadget Mango rollout going smoothly, now available to half of all Windows Phones
Bring. It. On. Rolling out a phone update tends to take a few weeks before it's available to everyone, so we were expecting Windows Phone to have its share of hiccups when doling Mango out to several ...
10:02 pm EDT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson CEO says company 'should have taken iPhone more seriously'
Current Sony Ericsson CEO Bert Nordberg wasn't leading the company back when Apple introduced the first iPhone in 2007, but he still has some opinions about how it should have reacted to the phone's d...
09:48 pm EDT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Engadget Must See HDTV (October 3rd - 9th)
How can we still have fall premieres left? After the onslaught of the last two weeks it seems there's still a few to go, as old standbys like House join fresh faces like American Horror Story and Penn...
09:30 pm EDT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Engadget Pantech Breakout review
That pool looks cool and refreshing, and all of the kids are having the time of their lives. Problem is, it's in an exclusive club, leaving you to stare at it longingly from the opposite side of a cha...
09:17 pm EDT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 106 - 10.03.2011
We've said it before, and we'll say it again: it's just crazy out there these days, and getting even more crazier each and every day. So crazy was this week in mobile news, in fact, we needed a few ex...
09:01 pm EDT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Engadget Engadget will be broadcasting live outside of Apple's 'Let's Talk iPhone' event!
It's all going down tomorrow, and you can bet your bottom dollar (or last prepaid SIM, whichever you prefer) that we'll be liveblogging it all on these pages right here. But prior to Apple's "Let's Ta...
09:00 pm EDT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Engadget Microsoft adding new features to Hotmail over 'the coming weeks,' releases an Android app
When we heard Microsoft was holding a press event called "Give Hotmail a Second Look," we wondered if a full-on redesign was in store. The answer happens to be a resounding "no," but the software gian...
08:42 pm EDT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Engadget LightSquared teams up with Sharp to begin production of LTE phones and tablets
Irksome GPS interference issues now somewhat safely behind it, LightSquared's plowing forward into OEM waters. The LTE wholesaler has just struck up an agreement with Sharp that'll see the electronics...
08:24 pm EDT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Engadget Amazon Kindle Lighted Leather Cover hands-on
It's true of other portable electronics and it applies here, too: if you own an e-reader, there's a strong argument to be made that you need a case. Sure, readers are a little more scratch-resistant t...
08:00 pm EDT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Engadget Growing Up Geek: Jesse Hicks
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, Jesse ...
07:52 pm EDT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 4:30PM
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 4:30PM. We're a little early this week, so take a peek at the live st...
07:41 pm EDT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Engadget Jonathan Coulton talks coding, Creative Commons and becoming an internet rockstar (video)
There are few ways of endearing yourself to the geek world more quickly than writing a song like "Code Monkey." The developer-friendly track was one of 52 released as part of Jonathan Coulton's year-l...
07:20 pm EDT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Engadget iHome iW1 AirPlay wireless audio system review
/Believe it or not, it was way back at CES that we first caught an in-person glimpse of iHome's flagship AirPlay-enabled audio system -- a guy dubbed iW1. We've seen a steady trickle of AirPlay device...
07:01 pm EDT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Engadget WSJ: Sprint places $20 billion order for next iPhone, hinges company future on Apple's handset?
Oh, iFaithful, your newest Apple phone(s) are only a day away. Which is even more reason to hunker down into this latest chunk of pre-announcement gossip. According to information obtained by the Wall...
06:46 pm EDT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Engadget Vodafone Data Test Drive enables users to experiment with data, see what tier fits best
At the same time that kindly Mr. Vodafone released the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S to the children of the world, it announced a new program that helps you gauge your mobile data needs. Data Test Drive ...
06:31 pm EDT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Engadget PS3 will support 4K stills after a future update, moving pictures remain out of reach
Once you've cleared the $25k or so in your budget that it will take to snag one of Sony's 4K VPL-VW1000ES your next problem will be finding some 4096x2160 res content to view on it. While showing off ...
06:00 pm EDT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Engadget Amazon Kindle review (2011)
There's little question that the Fire stole the show at last week's Amazon event. After all, the new tablet marks a change for the company's Kindle line, which until now has been defined by relatively...
05:38 pm EDT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Engadget Rhapsody announces plans to acquire Napster
Details are fairly light at the moment, but Rhapsody has just announced that it plans to acquire Napster, and that the deal is expected to be complete as soon as the end of November. In a statement, R...
05:36 pm EDT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 coming to T-Mobile on October 26th, price remains a mystery
Clue's in the title, really. Get ready to whip yourself into a frenzy at the news that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will arrive in T-Mobile stores on October 26th. You want proof? You can't handle the ...
05:18 pm EDT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Engadget Sony A77 reviewed: A 24.3 megapixel game-changer?
It's been a long time coming, but the patience has paid off with Sony's A77 finally getting its first pro review. Sure, the $1,400 cost of entry (body only) will weigh heavily on even the most enthusi...
04:57 pm EDT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Engadget Arduino-powered modder recreates 'first PC'
Before the Altair 8800, before the SCElBI, there was the Kenbak-1 -- considered to be the first personal computer by the Computer History Museum. Designed in 1970, it used Transistor-Transistor logic ...
04:38 pm EDT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Engadget White Galaxy S II gets not-so-festive October launch in Canada
Smartphone obsessives in Canada will be getting their hands on some snowy Galaxy S II goodness sooner rather than later. Yes, Samsung's dual-core bestseller has been leaked with an October 7th launch ...
04:22 pm EDT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Engadget Barely visible Bluetooth earphones from Novero spotted at the FCC
Walk along that sparse borderline between Bluetooth headset and pearl necklace and you'll eventually come across a company called Novero. It specializes in vaguely ridiculous bejeweled wireless things...
04:00 pm EDT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Engadget Nikon 1 J1 review (video)
So, Nikon finally has a mirrorless camera, after what was quite possibly the most dramatic launch event the company has ever conducted. Sure, competing models from Panasonic, Olympus and Sony have alr...
03:39 pm EDT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Engadget Developers get Google Wallet on original Nexus S, squares wiping your phone with $10
Previously the exclusive phone-swiping domain of Sprint's Nexus S 4G, it now seems possible to get the wonders of Google wallet on its decidedly 3G predecessor. However, it's not an operation for the ...
03:22 pm EDT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Engadget Energy Star 5.3 now in effect, some chunkier TVs left out in the cold
A revamped set of Energy Star requirements went into effect last week, much to the chagrin of plus-sized plasma TVs everywhere. Under the new specification (Version 5.3), sets bearing that vaunted blu...
03:03 pm EDT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Engadget Kindle Fire pre-orders heat up, reportedly reach 95,000
The Kindle Fire won't be out til November, but it's already giving off some strong pre-order smoke signals. According to digital marketing firm eDataSource, Amazon's first tablet has generated enough ...
02:42 pm EDT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile and Walmart offer 4G with no long-term contract, avoiding the pain of divorce
Tree-Mobil... sorry, T-Mobile and Walmart are offering up an exclusive "No Annual Contract" deal for commitment-phobic customers who want to get 4G mobile data. The $30 a month Monthly4G plan gives yo...
02:21 pm EDT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Engadget Showtime launches Anytime streaming portal, social iPad app
Just in time for the return of everyone's favorite serial killer, Showtime Anytime soft-launched recently, bringing online access to the network's library of movies, TV shows and more. Multichannel Ne...
02:00 pm EDT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Engadget Apple's 'Let's Talk iPhone' event is tomorrow -- get your liveblog right here!
Apple pulled a fast one by leaving the iPhone 5 in its back pocket during WWDC, and little did we know that it'd be Tim Cook -- not Steve Jobs -- revealing the company's next-gen handset. 'Course, Tim...
01:45 pm EDT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Engadget The countdown to Oneiric Ocelot begins, Ubuntu 11.10 arrives October 13th
A whole new world? A whole new computer? Those are some pretty epic promises coming from the folks at Canonical, especially since we've seen the most recent beta and Ubuntu 11.10 and, while its packed...
01:32 pm EDT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Engadget NTT Docomo battery claims 10-minute charge time, we go hands-on (video)
It's not uncommon for our batteries to need the occasional boost while we're running around a trade show, but spending more than a couple minutes tethered to a power outlet can be seriously detrimenta...
01:11 pm EDT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Engadget We're live from CEATEC 2011!
From one messe to the next. We're on the ground at Japan's Makuhari Messe for CEATEC, on the hunt for robots, green tech, 3D, smartphones and a boatload of prototypes from every product category. The ...
12:49 pm EDT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Engadget Xperia Ray makes US debut, goes unlocked for $425
Giving you a new opportunity to tell your favorite carrier exactly where it can stick that nasty two-year agreement, the unlocked Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray has made its official debut in the United Sta...
12:26 pm EDT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry PlayBook native SDK opened to devs, time to get rich?
Selected app developers who impressed RIM with their source code struttin' have been rewarded with access to the closed beta of the PlayBook's native SDK. The kit includes the Mac-compatible QNX Momen...
11:56 am EDT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Engadget Kinect has no qualms about guessing a woman's age
Did you know that Microsoft's Kinect can measure your bodily proportions in 3D and hence ontogenetically estimate your age? Well grandma, it can. Aside from being incredibly impolite, a recent patent ...
11:08 am EDT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Engadget Google Maps adds 3D bird's eye route previews for high-flying navigators
Sure, you could use Google Maps to find the shortest path from point A to point B, but what if you're interested in going from A to B via scenic route C? That's where Google's new 'helicopter view' co...
10:00 am EDT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Engadget Fitbit Ultra review
Oh, hey, Fitbit. Nice to see you again. Although we thought the original did too little for a $100 gadget, enough people apparently begged to differ, as the the outfit just trotted out a second-gen mo...
09:01 am EDT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Engadget Voltage Pictures dismisses 90 percent of defendants in Hurt Locker file-sharing lawsuit
That record-breaking Hurt Locker lawsuit may not be so impressive after all, now that Voltage Pictures has slashed a major chunk of defendants from its file-sharing complaint. Last week, the company v...
08:09 am EDT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Engadget 'Humanity toward others' extended to Windows with Ubuntu One cloud storage
Are you a Windows user in need of yet another cloud storage option? Lucky for you, after a long-running beta, Canonical's Ubuntu One client has officially debuted on Microsoft's platform. First introd...
06:58 am EDT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Engadget Xbox 360 Fall Dashboard update video leaks, tours Metro in silence
Last month, we sat down with Microsoft for a quick look at the Xbox's upcoming Dashboard update -- it was sleek, searchable, and extremely camera shy. A quick trip to Europe seems to have cured it of ...
06:06 am EDT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Engadget Mango kills Microsoft's always-on location tracking, makes good on letter to House of Representatives
Remember all that iPhone tracking hubbub back in April? Sure you do -- you probably also recall Apple's denial, the subsequent Senate hearing, and the rest of the fiasco's dramatic fallout. Amid the b...
03:59 am EDT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Engadget New Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 holder comes with bike attached
For a tablet that prides itself in being thin and lightweight, the latest Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 accessory sure adds considerable heft to the device. The Korean manufacturer's UK branch has teamed up...
02:31 am EDT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Engadget How would you change Samsung's Chromebook Series 5?
It's compact, it's cute and it's weird. But it might be your perfect netbook. Google's Chromebook family isn't apt to ever be an end-all solution -- particularly for those that aren't married to the c...
12:21 am EDT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Engadget Inhabitat's Week In Green: eco abodes, world's largest solar park and Axeon's new EV battery
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.It's been an epic week for green building and clean-tech, a...
11:38 pm EDT - Sun, October 2, 2011
Engadget Google and ITA's OnTheFly app update puts flexible flight planning in your pocket
Google went through a lot to buy ITA and its travel software, and we saw the acquisition first bear fruit in the form of Mountain View's web-based Flight Search. Now the partnership has produced versi...
11:17 pm EDT - Sun, October 2, 2011
Engadget HTC security vulnerability said to leak phone numbers, GPS data, and more, HTC responds (video)
The folks at Android Police seem to have stumbled across a rather jarring security vulnerability in HTC handsets running Android, giving common apps with internet access a peek at the device's vital s...
10:00 pm EDT - Sun, October 2, 2011
Engadget Switched On: Assets in gear
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.Ecosystems take years to build and depend on other companies. Really, who has the time these days? Plus, they kick in o...
08:35 pm EDT - Sun, October 2, 2011
Engadget TWCable TV app update brings captions, search, and parental controls
Time Warner has been streaming live TV to the iPad with its TWCable TV app since March and the most recent update brings even more traditional TV standbys to the tablet experience. Now live in v2.5.0 ...
07:13 pm EDT - Sun, October 2, 2011
Engadget Samsung Stratosphere lays it all out with spec sheet treatment
The upcoming Samsung Stratosphere for Verizon Wireless is hardly a secret, but other than a few rumored details, the specs for this LTE-equipped QWERTY slider have remained a bit of a mystery. Now, al...
05:57 pm EDT - Sun, October 2, 2011
Engadget Boston Dynamics Alpha Dog makes Alyx Vance's pet look like a toy (video)
Boston Dynamics' BigDog is one of our favorite insane-level DARPA projects; a robotic pack-mule that can carry 400 pounds of kit for troops. At some point, the Massachusetts mechanics decided the bot ...
05:01 pm EDT - Sun, October 2, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 2PM ET!
Friday afternoons just aren't the same without a mobile podcast to listen to, but hopefully your Sunday afternoon is now a heckuva lot better this weekend. It turned out that 2PM ET was the perfect wi...
04:07 pm EDT - Sun, October 2, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson lends hand to FreeXperia devs, shows love for CyanogenMod 7.1
Turns out, Sony Ericsson is really coming around to the understanding that Android phones are not a one-size-fits-all proposition. After taking notice of the FreeXperia team's tireless efforts to brin...
03:00 pm EDT - Sun, October 2, 2011
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of September 26, 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...
01:59 pm EDT - Sun, October 2, 2011
Engadget LiveLens MFT adapter brings aperture control to Canon EF lenses
It may be serving a somewhat small niche, but we're guessing that niche will be plenty pleased that something like the LiveLens MFT adapter now exists. That's MFT as in Micro Four Thirds, and the adap...
12:30 pm EDT - Sun, October 2, 2011
Engadget Sony cuts the VAIO SA's starting price to $999, starts shipping the 15-inch VAIO SE
Lots of PC news flowing out of Sony Electronics' US headquarters this fine Sunday morning. First, the company slashed the starting price of the 13-inch VAIO SA laptop from $1,250 to $1,000, while the ...
12:30 pm EDT - Sun, October 2, 2011
Engadget Sony cuts the VAIO SA's starting price to $1,000, starts shipping the 15-inch VAIO SE
Lots of PC news flowing out of Sony Electronics' US headquarters this fine Sunday morning. First, the company slashed the starting price of the 13-inch VAIO SA laptop from $1,250 to $1,000, while the ...
10:47 am EDT - Sun, October 2, 2011
Engadget JBL On Tour iBT Bluetooth speaker now available for $150, iPad stand included
Have a soft spot for wireless speakers? There were tons of options out there already, but JBL just threw one more into the ring with its On Tour iBT. As we'd expect form the audio gurus, the system bo...
07:28 am EDT - Sun, October 2, 2011
Engadget Need RAID? Fusion F2QR packs two 1TB drives into a portable shell
Do you demand portability from your Redundant Array of Independent Disks? Then you've probably already seen Sonnet's Fusion F2, with its two 1TB drives and eSATA connector. Today the company introduce...
05:00 am EDT - Sun, October 2, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S II now available on AT&T for $200
October 2nd. Boy, the date sure creeped up on us, but it's here regardless -- the Samsung Galaxy S II has finally debuted on AT&T. Many of you who've been waiting several months for a subsidized G...
04:37 am EDT - Sun, October 2, 2011
Engadget Is this Apple's cheaper iPhone 4?
See that? That just might be the cheaper iPhone that Apple's rumored to formally unveil on Tuesday. Gizmodo Brazil managed to get a hold of a purported iPhone 4s from within a Brazilian Foxconn factor...
02:38 am EDT - Sun, October 2, 2011
Engadget Ask Engadget: best earbuds for outdoor fitness use?
We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is coming to us from Henri, who seems understandably...
01:06 am EDT - Sun, October 2, 2011
Engadget Prototype magic carpet uses electrified threads to 'fly,' Aladdin pre-orders (video)
If you spent your childhood longing to fly, you're not alone -- and one Princeton grad may have come one step closer to making it a reality with a prototype magic carpet. Ok, it's not actually a rug o...
11:39 pm EDT - Sat, October 1, 2011
Engadget ASIMO mimics your every move, edges closer towards Single White Robot territory (video)
Hey, look Engadgeteers! It's another Kinect hack -- except this one uses a real deal robot. Honda ushered ASIMO out to the crowds at IEEE's 2011 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Syst...
10:00 pm EDT - Sat, October 1, 2011
Engadget Mutewatch wrists-on: stay on-task with good vibrations (video)
No, the picture above isn't some modernized Power Ranger's wrist communicator. This is the Mutewatch, and we've been intrigued since we first laid eyes on it over a year ago. At a glance, it looks aki...
09:44 pm EDT - Sat, October 1, 2011
Engadget iPhone 5 4S placeholders pop up at Cincinnati Bell, questionable specs in tow
It looks like the iPhone speculation train is gaining steam on the way to its final destination, and this time it's flying by Cincinnati Bell's pre-paid service, i-Wireless. A helpful tipster sent in ...
08:21 pm EDT - Sat, October 1, 2011
Engadget Nokia developing 'Meltemi' OS for feature phones?
Although Nokia still hopes Windows Phone will round out a "three-horse race" with iOS and Android, it's said to be cooking up an entirely new operating system aimed at lower-end handsets. According to...
06:46 pm EDT - Sat, October 1, 2011
Engadget Radio Shack inventory screen pegs iPhone 5 for Sprint
Could it be? Are the rumors true? If this screenshot, apparently culled from Radio Shack's inventory system, is any indication, Sprint will indeed be among the carriers offering the iPhone 5. That lin...
05:07 pm EDT - Sat, October 1, 2011
Engadget Fiddy Cent gets into the headphone game with SYNC by 50, countdown to Ford lawsuit begins... now
Well, after the termination of 50 Cent's alignment with Sleek, it was only a matter time before the rapper's SMS Audio company filled the void. (After all, how do you know your cans are quality if the...
03:01 pm EDT - Sat, October 1, 2011
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of September 26, 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...
12:44 pm EDT - Sat, October 1, 2011
Engadget Sony PS Vita caps 3G downloads at 20MB, encourages extensive mini play
Just two months to go, and gamers of the Sony persuasion can get their thumbs-on the PS Vita. While we were getting comfy with the available list of this PSP successor's dos and don'ts, out comes furt...
11:17 am EDT - Sat, October 1, 2011
Engadget Kodak's Waterproof Playfull records your pool parties in 720p, lets you relive that belly flop
Do you like to play rough? Good, then this Kodak's for you. Up for pre-order on the imaging company's website, is an update to the Playfull we got eyes-on with at CES earlier this year -- except this ...
09:35 am EDT - Sat, October 1, 2011
Engadget Compact Stress Meter provides checkups from the comfort of your cubicle (video)
Chances are you don't need a machine to know that the office stresses you out, but if you've ever felt an urge to actually quantify the toll your boss takes on your body, the Compact Stress Meter coul...
06:46 am EDT - Sat, October 1, 2011
Engadget Samsung releases 1.5GHz Exynos processor and 16MP CMOS for mobiles, if you're nice
Samsung's just announced the newest and fastest version of its Exynos mobile processor. The 4212 is a dual-core ARM Cortex A9 clocked to 1.5GHz, built using a 32mn process that makes it 30 percent mor...
04:38 am EDT - Sat, October 1, 2011
Engadget Still awake? There's a Chumby FunBox app for that
The FunBox is a bedside alarm clock but it's also a widget-running Chumby, which means it'll let you check your twitter feeds, load up a track on Pandora or do other inappropriately stimulating activi...
02:41 am EDT - Sat, October 1, 2011
Engadget Hitachi glasses-free 3D technology lets you view weird chicken things from multiple angles
We might not have chosen the above weird baby chick to pitch our autostereoscopic technology to the world, but at least it makes for some memorable imagery. The hatchling is a 3D image generated by pr...
01:33 am EDT - Sat, October 1, 2011
Engadget Virgin Mobile announces LG Optimus Slider, sneakily postpones data throttling until 2012
Virgin Mobile was originally intending to celebrate the new month by flipping the switch on throttled data, but it decided to push those plans back and announce a couple new phones instead. The prepai...
12:22 am EDT - Sat, October 1, 2011
Engadget AT&T asks court to dismiss lawsuits filed by Sprint and C Spire Wireless
Well, look at Ma Bell now, wishing it'd all just go away. Tied up in lawsuits, the company has filed motions to dismiss the two complaints brought by Sprint and C Spire Wireless (formerly Cellular Sou...
11:11 pm EDT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Engadget FCC Fridays: September 30, 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...
10:06 pm EDT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Engadget Windows Phone SDK 7.1 goes gold, seven new languages in tow
Mango developers across the globe now have reason to hunker down and bring their apps up to snuff for Windows Phone 7.5. Microsoft has released version 7.1 of its SDK, which means no more coding with ...
09:31 pm EDT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Engadget MadCatz now shipping Tritton Detonator headset, official Xbox 360 stereo sound for $80
PS3 owners have been sportin' their own official gaming headset for a few weeks, and now -- after months of teasing -- Mad Catz is finally granting Xbox 360 owners a similar privilege. The company's a...
09:08 pm EDT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Engadget Verizon appeals net neutrality rules, let the legal wrangling begin
We told you it was only a matter of time and, honestly, it took a bit longer than expected. Verizon has officially filed an appeal to the FCC's net neutrality rules, which are set to take effect on No...
08:42 pm EDT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Engadget Apple axes iPod click wheel games in iTunes, is the 'classic' model next?
We're all well aware that a new iPhone will see daylight next week. What's still a bit unclear is whether or not Apple plans on discontinuing the ol' faithful iPod classic. However, we may be getting ...
08:19 pm EDT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Mobile podcast Sunday edition, live at 2PM ET!
Schedules, schedules, schedules... they always seem to get in the way, and this time our favorite Friday activity needs to be put on the back burner. Not wanting to deprive you of the weekly news -- a...
07:58 pm EDT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Engadget Swatch Touch watch reacts to your, well, you know
Admit it, you've either owned or lusted after some sort of quirky Swatch in your lifetime. If not, its new Touch watch may be the one to finally give you a case of GAS. According to T3, the timepiece ...
07:29 pm EDT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Engadget Growing Up Geek: Ben Drawbaugh
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 HD Editor, Be...
07:09 pm EDT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Engadget Asus Eee PC 1025 treads a Cedar Trail through the FCC
Attracted by all that Cedar Trail gossip about 10-hour battery life and weeks of standby time? Then you'll be pleased to see that Asus's Eee PC 1025C and higher-end 1025CE models have received their n...
06:47 pm EDT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Engadget IBM's THINK Exhibit invades NYC, aims to inspire (video)
Leaving the confines of a Manhattan apartment, Lincoln Center has the uncanny ability to make one feel dwarfed. Home to the performing arts and haunt to New York City's glitterati, the landmark receiv...
06:00 pm EDT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Engadget AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II review
Here comes the second episode of a thrilling three-part saga. Not content with simply selling ten million units of the GT-I9100 -- its flagship device -- in the course of the last five months, Samsung...
05:41 pm EDT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Engadget Red Nikon D3100 now available exclusively at Best Buy
Nikon may be generous with the paint colors for its more compact cameras, but it's been a decidedly different story for its DSLRs (unlike some other camera makers). There is one new non-DIY option ava...
05:23 pm EDT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Engadget Sharp's Aquos 104SH monster phone hits Softbank next spring, colors it blue like an orange
Softbank's on a roll -- doling out the updated mobile kit to lucky denizens of Japan. After treating us to news of Dell's dual-core beastie and Sharp's comparatively lower end Aquos 102SH, comes word ...
05:01 pm EDT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Engadget ZTE N860 heading to Sprint, granted FCC and BlueTooth SIG approval
It's not often that a phone swings through the FCC with its carrier branding already in place, but here is the ZTE N860 with a nice big Sprint logo emblazoned across its regulatory label. Interestingl...
04:40 pm EDT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Engadget Engadget Podcast 258 - 09.30.2011
If you didn't notice, Amazon was really on one this week, and we were there with pad and pen in hand to document the drama. Come along with us, won't you, to discuss the silkier and more fiery points ...
04:00 pm EDT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Engadget Acer Iconia Tab A501 for AT&T review
We waited nearly the entire summer for the Acer Iconia Tab A501 to break daylight. Now that it's finally shone its uber-glossy face, we were anxious to see if the "4G" HSPA+ model is worth the ex...
03:41 pm EDT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Engadget Nokia passes off Symbian and 2,300 employees to Accenture
After placing all bets on Windows Phone, Stephen Elop announced that Nokia would slowly phase out its OG operating system, Symbian. Today, it's officially passed the torch, handing over all Symbian-re...
03:16 pm EDT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Engadget Samsung announces the Series 7 all-in-one, its first desktop for the US market
There must be something in the water: first Toshiba decides to give this all-in-one thing a whirl and a few months later, Samsung's jumping on the bandwagon, too. The company just added a desktop to i...
02:55 pm EDT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Engadget Future SpaceX rockets will set you down gently after your long commute (video)
Elon Musk's space ferries will one day require nothing so prosaic as parachutes to soften their landings. Instead, SpaceX's latest 'Dragon' design will rely totally on rocket boosters for the final le...
02:23 pm EDT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Engadget New Datel Xbox 360 controller packs LCD screen, parties like it's 1998
Datel's latest controller for the Xbox 360 is inducing waves of nostalgia, with a curious LCD display channeling the ghost of the Sega Dreamcast's VMU. The Turbofire EVO also packs in button mapping a...
01:53 pm EDT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Engadget Griffin's Multidock system charges and syncs up to 30 iPads at once
Don't you hate it when all of your iPads collectively run out of juice? Well, praise Griffin for announcing its first business centric iOS "accessory" in the shape of the Multidock. It has its own pow...
01:32 pm EDT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy W gets the FCC once over (again), appears ready for AT&T
In a Samsung Galaxy soon coming your way, are a stable of alphabetically ranked handsets. Among these newly hatched Korean mobile offspring is the 'W' line -- meant to imply wireless wonder. Well, won...
01:22 pm EDT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Engadget Keepin' it real fake: Chinese Nokia N9 makes but minor sacrifices
Chinese rip-off merchants have been crafting N9s since before the handset even existed and by now they're pretty good at it. This latest bogie comes in at just $64 -- way cheaper than a genuine budget...
01:00 pm EDT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Engadget SwiftKey X for Android hits v2.1, fingers party everywhere
Rejoice, virtual keyboard aficionados! SwiftKey X 2.1 for Android tablets and smartphones just became available today, and brings a bunch of new features and bug fixes to your favorite touchscreen dev...
12:43 pm EDT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Engadget Pour one out for the Tevatron particle accelerator, because it's shutting down today
The eyes of the physics community are collectively fixed upon Illinois today, where, later this afternoon, researchers at Fermilab will shut down the Tevatron particle accelerator... for good. That's ...
12:22 pm EDT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Engadget AndyPad Pro review
Picture the scene: you're checking your emails on a shiny new device (worth two months pay) and from nowhere, a greasy-fingered infant is screaming at you to play. Reluctantly, you pass it over, watch...
12:00 pm EDT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Engadget Tango releases video calling on PCs, we go hands-on (video)
It's been exactly a year since Tango's free video calling service hit iOS and Android smartphones, and the startup is marking its anniversary with another big release: Tango for PCs. We had a chance t...
11:31 am EDT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Engadget Lovefilm player goes mobile, now available on iPad
We've already seen UK movie rental service Lovefilm expand its streaming service on Blu-ray players and consoles, and now -- since parent company Amazon isn't bringing the Kindle Fire over anytime soo...
10:37 am EDT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Engadget Samsung unveils Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, packing 1.2GHz dual-core CPU and coated in Honeycomb
Samsung has just unveiled a rather unexpected addition to its fleet of tablets, with the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. Available in both 16GB and 32GB varieties, this new slate is fueled by a 1.2GHz dual-core ...
09:58 am EDT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Engadget Samsung offers Apple a deal to allow Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales in Australia
Could Apple and Samsung's Australian patent battle be nearing an end? We're not sure yet, but things are looking slightly rosier, now that Sammy has approached its rival with a proposed compromise. As...
09:02 am EDT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Engadget Thrustmaster's Ferrari F1 Wheel Add-On takes you from zero to hero in $200
You may never get the chance to join Ferrari's Formula 1 team, but indulging your imagination is about to get a lot easier, now that Thrustmaster has unveiled its new Ferrari F1 Wheel Add-On -- a life...
08:04 am EDT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Engadget Toyota Prius C undergoes name change, comes out feeling 'Aqua' blue
Ladies and members of the so-hip-it-hurts demographic, Toyota's got a Prius hybrid just for you. The curved, futuristic-looking EV first did the dais spin for us at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this ...
07:14 am EDT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Engadget New NFC spec enables two-way communication, potentially makes Bump obsolete
The NFC Forum just released the latest update to the growing close-range standard and it includes a nice little treat called SNEP, which stands for Simple NDEF Exchange Protocol. (Side note: the NDEF ...
06:08 am EDT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Engadget Galaxy cluster research supports Einstein's Theory of Relativity on a cosmic level
In one small win for Einstein, one giant win for mankind, scientists at the Niels Bohr Institute have proved his General Theory of Relativity on a cosmic scale through their research of large galaxy c...
05:27 am EDT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Engadget Tiny 'jumping robots' have more in common with firecrackers than Johnny 5
Perhaps calling an immobile plastic bug with explosives strapped to its underside a "jumping robot" is a bit of a stretch, but who are we to argue with the Army Research Laboratory and the University ...
03:41 am EDT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Engadget Some cable companies are pushing for unbundled channels -- but not for you
Sick of paying for cable TV channels you don't watch? Reportedly some operators are looking for a way -- through negotiation or regulation -- to end channel bundling, where to get certain channels (li...
03:05 am EDT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Engadget Intel to aquire Telmap, dole out easy to implement location APIs to AppUp developers
In case you weren't watching, Intel's Elements 2011 Keynote slipped in a sly acquisition announcement: the firm recently signed a deal to absorb Telmap, an Israel-based outfit whose location platform ...
03:05 am EDT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Engadget Intel to acquire Telmap, dole out easy to implement location APIs to AppUp developers
In case you weren't watching, Intel's Elements 2011 Keynote slipped in a sly acquisition announcement: the firm recently signed a deal to absorb Telmap, an Israel-based outfit whose location platform ...
02:08 am EDT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Engadget LG seeks ban on South Korean BMW and Audi sales, sticks out its LED lit tongue at Osram
Wouldn't it be nice if we lived in a world where we all just got along, people worked for the thrill of it, and knowledge was free? Yeah, fat chance dreamers. 'Sue', our new millennium's most oft-used...
01:13 am EDT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Engadget Tag Heuer concept watch beats 3.6 million times per hour, $89,000 price tag gives heart palpitations
Tag Heuer's high-end concept chronograph is so precise, blink and you'll miss it -- literally. The Mikrotimer Flying 1000's watch movement runs at 500Hz. Compare that to other high-end chronos ploddin...
12:20 am EDT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Engadget Adidas builds intelligent soccer cleats that can outwit even Joey Barton
Impoverished football soccer clubs, with their massive stadiums, billionaire owners and millionaire star players have it awful hard, you know. If a club wanted a statistical analysis of the team's mov...