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11:45 pm EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 276 - 11.29.2011
Even with the holiday break, it's been a busy week and we've got plenty to discuss including some long-awaited events, like a new HD guide from Comcast, the DirecTiVo, and SlingPlayer for Boxee Box. T...
11:24 pm EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget Google continues its massive facelift, intros new persistent nav bar (video)
We hope you're enjoying that new Gmail and Reader interface, because Google isn't done repainting every nook and cranny just yet. The next bit to get a facelift is the Google Bar. The thin dark gray s...
11:01 pm EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget Crapgadget: 'you really shouldn't have' edition
Looking for a great gift for someone you love? Look no further than our extensive Holiday Gift Guides. Looking for a gift for someone for whom you harbor a strong sense of indifference or vague dislik...
10:50 pm EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget Vuzix Tac-Eye LT offers a clip on HUD for rugged, wannabe cyborgs
Does a pair of screens placed over your eyes seem like overkill? Well, AR enthusiasts, Vuzix has heard your calls and has introduced the Tac-Eye LT -- a transparent monocular AMOLED display that only ...
10:34 pm EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget Apple puts Galaxy Tab 10.1N on the chopping block, asks German court for preliminary injunction
It wasn't long ago that Samsung modified its Galaxy Tab 10.1 to get it back on the German market, and it didn't take long for Apple to respond. Apparently, Cupertino didn't take kindly to Sammy's snea...
10:29 pm EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget Time Warner Cable's tablet app available for Android, live TV streaming still iPad only
As promised, a Honeycomb compatible version of Time Warner Cable's tablet app has arrived before the return of the NBA. Dubbed TWC TV in its Android iteration, v1.0 includes an integrated guide, the a...
10:14 pm EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget Kindle Fire gets first taste of CM7, needs work on its hand-eye coordination
Well, with source code and root firmly in hand, it was only a matter of time before someone got a custom ROM up and running on the Fire. Of course, the first contestant for your hacked Kindle dollar i...
09:49 pm EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget Charles Walton, father of RFID technology, dies at 89
We have some somber news to bring you today: Charles Walton, the man who pioneered the rise of RFID technology, has died at the age of 89. The Cornell-educated entrepreneur garnered more than 50 paten...
09:30 pm EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget FCC accepts AT&T's request for withdrawal, plans to release report on its findings today
In a conference call to press this afternoon, the FCC announced that it will grant AT&T's request to formally withdraw its application to acquire T-Mobile US. In addition, the agency will also rel...
09:30 pm EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget FCC accepts AT&T's request for withdrawal, plans to release report on its findings today (update: it's out!)
In a conference call to press this afternoon, the FCC announced that it will grant AT&T's request to formally withdraw its application to acquire T-Mobile US. In addition, the agency will also rel...
09:26 pm EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget Lenovo trudging into the smart TV arena, plans LeTV launch in Q1 2012
A Chinese company throwing French around in its product names. Right. Oddities aside, it looks as if the LePhone will soon have LeCompany -- Lenovo will be pushing out its first smart TV in the first ...
09:17 pm EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget Qbo robot looks in a mirror, learns who he is (video)
A robot equipped with stereoscopic vision and some object and facial recognition programs opens up a whole number of different possibilities, but few quite as interesting as what happens when you plac...
09:03 pm EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget Malls halt cellphone-tracking experiment after complaint from Senator Schumer
As you may have heard last week, two US malls (the Promenade Temecula in Southern California and Short Pump Town Center in Richmond, Virginia) decided to conduct a little experiment this holiday shopp...
08:59 pm EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget PlayStation Vita won't play grandpa's games -- for now
While Sony confirmed that the PS Vita will be able to dive into the PSP's back-catalog from launch, it looks like it'll miss out on anything pre-millennium. An updated page from the PS Vita's Japanese...
08:42 pm EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget Jailbroken iOS 5 devices get Siri0us, tap into Nuance's dictation servers (video)
Sure, it's leaps and bounds away from all the parlor tricks that Siri is able to perform, but now, jailbroken iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch devices -- that have been upgraded to iOS 5 -- may acc...
08:42 pm EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget Jailbroken iOS 5 devices get Siri0us, tap into Nuance's dictation servers (video) (update)
Sure, it's leaps and bounds away from all the parlor tricks that Siri is able to perform, but now, jailbroken iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch devices -- that have been upgraded to iOS 5 -- may acc...
08:24 pm EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget Apple and Google just say no to ESRB mobile app ratings
You're familiar with the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB), right? They're the lot who help moms and dads ensure that their kiddies only get their grubby mitts on age-appropriate content. Re...
07:59 pm EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget Amtrak begins testing e-ticketing system, other futuristic things
It's been a long time coming, but it looks like Amtrak is finally ready to get with the times. This month, the human-carrier began testing a new e-ticketing system for passengers traveling along its D...
07:37 pm EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget Motorola Xoom 2 unboxing and first impressions (video)
What's this oddly curved box we see before us? Ah, yes, it's Motorola's (joint) second attempt at the Android tablet game. The Xoom 2 is another 10.1-inch widescreen Honeycomb offering, looking to mak...
07:32 pm EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Nexus torn down, Ice Cream Sandwich gets everywhere
What sorts of mysteries does the Samsung Galaxy Nexus hold? Only the folks at iFixit and their trusty screwdrivers know for sure. Thankfully, the site is willing to share. Check out a teardown of one ...
07:04 pm EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget Nielsen's Q3 numbers are out: Android's still atop the OS chain, Apple remains number one manufacturer
Another quarter has come and gone, and you know what that means: Nielsen ratings are out again. The latest batch of numbers don't reveal anything wildly new, but they're still just as telling nonethel...
06:58 pm EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget Facebook, FTC reach settlement, Zuckerberg confesses 'a bunch of mistakes'
Facebook and the Federal Trade Commission have reached a settlement over consumer deception charges dating back to 2009. The commission claimed that the social networking giant made public information...
06:36 pm EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget Microsoft enables Android and iOS users to experience Windows Phone 7... via the web
Still tempted by the fruit of another? If you're looking Microsoft's way, but aren't quite ready to toss your adoration for iOS or Android aside, the coders in Redmond are giving you an alternative to...
06:24 pm EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget Gogo goes global: partnership with Inmarsat to give you the internet on international flights
Ahh, Gogo, what a fantastic addition you've been to domestic airline travel. Besides keeping rowdy kids entertained with internet access, it affords well-traveled tech bloggers the ability to do what ...
06:05 pm EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry PlayBook gets root thanks to childishly named DingleBerry tool
It's been a long time coming, but the PlayBook has finally been rooted. Devs neuralic, xpvqs and Chris Wade have been hard at work and have finally discovered a persistently exploitable hole that enab...
05:37 pm EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget Google Maps 6.0 hits Android, adds indoor navigation for retail and transit
Google's already put its stamp on the great outdoors, what with its Street View fleet chronicling the well-trodden ways of our world for Maps. Which is precisely why Mountain View's turning its attent...
05:25 pm EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget Motorola MotoActv coming to the UK to motivate armchair marathon runners
We feel strongly about exercise -- the only time you ever need to run is to escape from violence or, you know, Black Friday mobs. Others think it's an acceptable recreational activity, and it's these ...
05:00 pm EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget Engadget's holiday gift guide 2011: HDTV and home theater
Welcome to the Engadget Holiday Gift Guide! We're well aware of the heartbreaking difficulties surrounding the seasonal shopping experience, so we're here to help you sort out this year's tech treasur...
04:35 pm EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget Verizon details live FiOS TV service for Xbox 360, Kinect controls on tap
Microsoft announced back in October that it would be bringing live FiOS TV channels to the Xbox 360 (along with some offerings from Comcast), and Verizon has now finally filled in most of the specific...
04:11 pm EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget Acer VP: 'We're never gonna give netbooks up, let them down, run around and desert them'
Acer's no stranger to netbooks: it knows the rules and so does vice president Scott Lin, who has said that a full commitment's what he's thinking of. It comes in the wake of Samsung running around and...
03:55 pm EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget World of Goo makes Android debut, Angry Birds consider slaying ink blobs
Anyone else feel like that pig-slaying pack of temperamental birdies has finally jumped the shark? Yeah, us too. Which makes World of Goo's official bow on Android especially timely. Gaming addicts ha...
03:29 pm EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget Samsung draws in developers with S-pen SDK for Galaxy Note
Ever since the mighty Galaxy Note first popped up at IFA we've been curious about that S-pen and how it'll make its way into our real-life workflow. Samsung promised there'd be an SDK back at its Octo...
02:52 pm EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget Twitter acquires dynamic duo at Whisper Systems, works to beef up privacy security
You know that tweet you just wrote about your innermost emotions and the tasty sandwich you just ate? It's about to become that much more secure. Adding to its list of available resources, Twitter has...
02:30 pm EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget Engadget: The Official Online News Source of CES 2012 and the CEA!
If you know Engadget, you know we like to really do it up at CES. For us, the Consumer Electronics Show is serious business, and our unmatched coverage has resulted in us being named Official Blog thr...
02:00 pm EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget NVIDIA announces special edition GTX 560 Ti with 448 CUDA cores, available now for $289
Now that we're officially in the throes of holiday shopping season, NVIDIA's rolling out a promotion of its own, though sadly it doesn't involve any steep discounts. The outfit just announced a specia...
01:38 pm EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget Linux Mint 12 debuts 'Lisa' as belle of the ball
The Ubuntu variant famed for delivering a minty fresh taste to Linux has officially arrived at version 12. Code-named "Lisa," the distribution introduces a new desktop that's based on GNOME 3.2, yet o...
01:19 pm EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget Researchers expose printer vulnerability, turn LaserJets into literal time bombs
Your precious printer might seem innocuous but, in reality, it could be a ticking time bomb just waiting for some hacker to trigger it. Oh, and we mean that not just figuratively, but literally as wel...
01:19 pm EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget Researchers expose printer vulnerability, turn LaserJets into literal time bombs (update)
Your precious printer might seem innocuous but, in reality, it could be a ticking time bomb just waiting for some hacker to trigger it. Oh, and we mean that not just figuratively, but literally as wel...
12:20 pm EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget Nokia N9 user previews PR1.2 update, full of camera and imaging refinements
Many N9 users are still waiting to receive the PR1.1 update from Nokia, which officially began rolling out last week, but one lucky individual is already dabbling with what's next from Espoo. After vi...
11:14 am EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget GM assures owners Volt is safe, offers loaners for good measure
Reports of the NHTSA's Volt catching fire post crash-tests still got you down? Well, unless you're the type who lingers for several weeks in the vicinity of your wrecked auto, there probably isn't muc...
10:20 am EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget RIM unveils BlackBerry Mobile Fusion for enterprise, extends reach to Android, iOS
In an apparent attempt to solidify its standing in the corporate world, RIM has unveiled a new platform that allows IT specialists to more tightly manage company devices -- even those from rival manuf...
09:33 am EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget Lenovo's LePhone S2 joins the Beijing party, boasts a 1.4GHz chip in a much lighter body
Just to wrap up today's product launch extravaganza in Beijing, Lenovo also threw in its new LePhone S2 dedicated to the phone category in China (while insisting the 5-inch LePad S2005 is more of a ta...
09:33 am EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget Lenovo's LePhone S2 joins the Beijing party, boasts a 1.4GHz chip in a much lighter body (updated)
Just to wrap up today's product launch extravaganza in Beijing, Lenovo also threw in its new LePhone S2 dedicated to the phone category in China (while insisting the 5-inch LePad S2005 is more of a ta...
08:28 am EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget Lenovo unveils the LePad S2007 and LePad S2010, both with Honeycomb and 1.5GHz dual-core chip
Oh no, it isn't just about the 5-inch tabletphone today. Announced at the same event in Beijing just now are a couple of larger tablets from Lenovo: the LePad S2007 and the LePad S2010. Interestingly,...
08:26 am EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget 3DS system update pushed back to December 8th, Nintendo confirms
November is just about over and 3DS users are still without that firmware update announced last month. They needn't worry, though, because Nintendo says it's on the way. In a statement posted to its s...
07:38 am EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget Lenovo launches IdeaTab S2005 (aka LePad S2005), a 5-inch Gingerbread tabletphone
You may recall that last week we had a cheeky peek at Lenovo's upcoming tabletphone, and now our brethren at Engadget Chinese are actually touching one in Beijing! Dubbed the IdeaTab S2005 aka LePad S...
07:38 am EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget Lenovo launches LePad S2005, a 5-inch Gingerbread tabletphone for China
You may recall that last week we had a cheeky peek at Lenovo's upcoming tabletphone, and now our brethren at Engadget Chinese are actually touching one in Beijing! Dubbed the LePad S2005 in China (and...
07:25 am EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget iTether app skirts carrier tethering plans, sets up shop in iOS App Store
Ready to share your iPhone's data plan with your laptop without springing for the requisite tethering plan? No, it's not another brightly colored, data smuggling easter egg, it's iTether, a USB tether...
07:12 am EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget DAP Tech M9010 hits the FCC packed with radios, shows them off in epic teardown
The M9010 from DAP Tech may only be running Windows Embedded Standard 7 on a rather miserly 1.3GHz Atom, but it's got more communication options than you can shake a stylus at. There's a Gobi 3000 chi...
06:13 am EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget Nintendo looks to keep you warm, bundled even, with two more 3DS packages
So you've got a few folks on your holiday shopping list that just aren't Zelda fans. You can still spring for some Nintendo hardware with two more bundles due out December 4th. Inside, you'll find a p...
05:01 am EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget Seagate outs second-gen Momentus XT: a 750GB hybrid laptop drive for $189
Seagate was quick to jump into the hybrid HDD/SSD fray last year, with the decently priced and capable Momentus XT. Now we have a successor with identical branding, but with the HDD upped to 742GB, NA...
05:01 am EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget Seagate outs second-gen Momentus XT: a 750GB hybrid laptop drive for $189 (update: actually $245)
Seagate was quick to jump into the hybrid HDD/SSD fray last year, with the decently priced and capable Momentus XT. Now we have a successor with identical branding, but with the HDD upped to 742GB, NA...
04:27 am EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget Leaked Verizon document hints at white Droid RAZR, leaves speculation to us
Is there a white Droid RAZR looming on the horizon? According to the above screenshot, there is. Obtained by the folks over at Droid Life, this image purports to give a glimpse into Verizon's device m...
03:52 am EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget N900 takes a bite out of Ice Cream Sandwich, suffers Android brain freeze (video)
Espoo's freshly dug some graves for its operating systems past, but that doesn't mean the mobile underground's leaving its antiquated wares behind. A hacker going by the winsome moniker of Drunkdebugg...
03:02 am EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget ARM launches Android development kit with focus on power efficiency
Everyone and their mother has an Android development kit nowadays. So, it's only natural, being that it's chips power the vast majority of Android devices, that ARM wants in on the action too. With th...
02:12 am EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget Google Wallet unofficially finessed into Galaxy Nexus, complete with complimentary cash
Galaxy Nexus owners may start looking to their phone whenever that pesky bank account is dying for some hurt. Although Google's latest smartphone doesn't officially support its mobile payment scheme, ...
01:18 am EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget Apple's founding documents go up for auction, estimated to bring in $150k
Sure, your OG iPhone may look like a relic from Apple's past, but for a true bite of old skool memorabilia you may want to consider bidding on the company's original founding documents signed by Steve...
12:22 am EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget iOS 5.1 beta seeded to developers
The latest update to iOS 5 is drawing near, folks, as the beta of version 5.1 was just released on Apple's developer site. You can grab the build if you're in possession of an iPhone 3GS or later, eit...
12:22 am EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget iOS 5.1 beta seeded to developers (Update)
The latest update to iOS 5 is drawing near, folks, as the beta of version 5.1 was just released on Apple's developer site. You can grab the build if you're in possession of an iPhone 3GS or later, eit...
12:22 am EDT - Tue, November 29, 2011
Engadget iOS 5.1 beta seeded to developers (Update: iPhone 5, new iPad and Apple TV revealed?)
The latest update to iOS 5 is drawing near, folks, as the beta of version 5.1 was just released on Apple's developer site. You can grab the build if you're in possession of an iPhone 3GS or later, eit...
11:45 pm EDT - Mon, November 28, 2011
Engadget Engadget's Cyber Monday 2011 roundup
Didn't feel like brawling for two-dollar waffle makers at Wally World this past Black Friday? Don't fret, because Cyber Monday is just a few hours away -- there are literally only a few clicks between...
11:12 pm EDT - Mon, November 28, 2011
Engadget UK boards the Acer Liquid Express, Tom Hanks not embedded with NFC
Because phones, like fashion, must always look to the future, Acer's hitching its ride to NFC. The oft-talked about, but still sparsely used tech gets top-billing here as the company refreshes its Liq...
10:42 pm EDT - Mon, November 28, 2011
Engadget Must See HDTV (November 28th - December 4th)
Welcome to the midseason break -- while many shows are either already on hiatus or getting ready for one, cable favorites like The Closer and Rizzoli & Isles are just getting restarted. Of course,...
10:16 pm EDT - Mon, November 28, 2011
Engadget Caption Contest: KIRF Facebook shop clicks 'like' on fashion
Apple isn't the only one to get some shop-based imitation flattery -- now it looks like Facebook's got its first retail homage. Yep, this clothing store in Nablus, Palestine is unlikely to be a Zucker...
09:57 pm EDT - Mon, November 28, 2011
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 5:30PM
It's Monday, and almost as regular an occurrence as the day itself, we're here to help by letting you listen into the recording booth when the Engadget HD podcast goes to mp3 at 5:30PM. Please be a pa...
09:38 pm EDT - Mon, November 28, 2011
Engadget Insert Coin: Prototype peripherals incorporate no moving parts, multitouch functionality and freaking lasers
When in doubt, strip out the moving parts and see what you wind up with. This is the idea inventor Jason Giddings is following as he turns to Kickstarter to help fund the prototype creation for a glas...
09:14 pm EDT - Mon, November 28, 2011
Engadget Google offers its own brief history of search (video)
Wondering how we got from there to here? It's not the most exhaustive or objective history, but Google has released a new video today that it describes as the "evolution of search in six minutes." It ...
08:53 pm EDT - Mon, November 28, 2011
Engadget Samsung Wave 3 crashes onto French shores
Samsung's new Bada flagship has just docked into our illustrative French port. Announced back in the summer, the Wave 3 arrives on the refreshed Bada 2.0 OS, powered by a 1.4GHz processor and packing ...
08:27 pm EDT - Mon, November 28, 2011
Engadget Google catalogs brings all of your holiday perusing to your Android tablet or iPad
Looking for a way to stay up to date on your favorite retailers this holiday season without amassing a mountain of soon-to-be trash? Google has announced Catalogs, an app that keeps all of your favori...
08:27 pm EDT - Mon, November 28, 2011
Engadget Google catalogs brings all of your holiday perusing to your Android tablet or iPad (updated)
Looking for a way to stay up to date on your favorite retailers this holiday season without amassing a mountain of soon-to-be trash? Google has announced Catalogs, an app that keeps all of your favori...
08:27 pm EDT - Mon, November 28, 2011
Engadget Google catalogs brings all of your holiday perusing to your Android tablet
Looking for a way to stay up to date on your favorite retailers this holiday season without amassing a mountain of soon-to-be trash? Google has announced Catalogs, an app that keeps all of your favori...
08:03 pm EDT - Mon, November 28, 2011
Engadget Galaxy Note gets LTE turned on in South Korea, ready to cross the Pacific?
Many of us are smitten with Samsung's Galaxy Note, in no small part because of its stunning 5.3-inch Super AMOLED screen. It's also enticed us with the inclusion of an LTE radio on spec sheets, and no...
07:25 pm EDT - Mon, November 28, 2011
Engadget iPhone 4 combusts on Australian flight, looks madder than a spurned Qantas employee
On an airline that's actually serving the great country of Australia these days, an iPhone 4 decided enough was enough. Shortly after Regional Express flight ZL319 landed in Sydney from Lismore, "a pa...
06:54 pm EDT - Mon, November 28, 2011
Engadget AMD's getting into the DRAM game, isn't afraid to shoot the outside J
Don't you wish every component in your computer were made by the same company? That's AMD's thinking behind a range of desktop DRAM -- leaping into bed with VisionTek and Patriot Memory who will build...
06:23 pm EDT - Mon, November 28, 2011
Engadget Rumor mill: next gen Xboxes + Kinect 2 to read lips, track fingers, make unicorns real
Pinches of salt at the ready, folks. According to the latest speculation, Microsoft's sequel to the Xbox 360 will actually be two models, a pared down set-top box for casual gamers and a heftier model...
05:51 pm EDT - Mon, November 28, 2011
Engadget Sharp AQUOS SH-01D appears on NTT DoCoMo, offers up glasses-free 3D
Not content with brandishing a medley of LTE-packed smartphones this season, Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo has confirmed a December release for Sharp's AQUOS SH-01D. While it lacks any 4G chops, the And...
05:20 pm EDT - Mon, November 28, 2011
Engadget AT&T officially adds LG Nitro HD to its LTE fold on December 4th for $250
This may take a bit of steam out of LG's announcement this Thursday night, but AT&T has gone ahead and clicked "submit" on its press release for the LG Nitro HD, its version of the Optimus LTE. As...
05:00 pm EDT - Mon, November 28, 2011
Engadget Engadget's holiday gift guide 2011: docks
Welcome to the Engadget Holiday Gift Guide! We're well aware of the heartbreaking difficulties surrounding the seasonal shopping experience, so we're here to help you sort out this year's tech treasur...
04:29 pm EDT - Mon, November 28, 2011
Engadget Sony 4K home cinema projector coming in January for 18,000
You were so happy with that 1080p projection spread across your garage wall. But then you got up to fetch a beer and noticed horrible fingernail-sized pixels all over Johnny Depp's mustache. The illus...
03:55 pm EDT - Mon, November 28, 2011
Engadget Acer Iconia Tab A200 gets sentimental, strengthens families and makes video debut
Acer wants you to know that Apple doesn't have a monopoly on sappy tech commercials -- no Siri, Bob! The Taiwanese manufacturer wants to run with the big boys when it comes to overselling the emotiona...
03:24 pm EDT - Mon, November 28, 2011
Engadget Sky Sports dedicated F1 HD channel coming next season
The 2011 Formula 1 racing season just wrapped up in Brazil, but Sky is already breaking down what it will bring to the series as it takes over UK coverage next year. Launching in March, Sky Sports F1 ...
02:56 pm EDT - Mon, November 28, 2011
Engadget Gigabyte updates its netvertible range with the 11.6-inch Booktop T1132
With Gigabyte's gaming motherboards doing so well, it's nice to be reminded that the company makes whole PCs too. The latest in its Booktop line of swiveling tablet hybrids is the T1132, which trumps ...
02:34 pm EDT - Mon, November 28, 2011
Engadget Motorola XT928 coming to China Telecom next month for 'demanding customers'
Motorola bestowed an early-week treat upon the Chinese market today, with the XT928 -- a nominal RAZR relative and ostensible addition to the Droid X line that we spotted earlier this month. Powered b...
02:12 pm EDT - Mon, November 28, 2011
Engadget DarwinMachine Type 339 is an anti-boxism statement, and also a PC
Architect and racecar designer Matthew Kim gets much respect for his messed-up PC builds and now he's had a go at the 9-inch-cubed small form factor. The DarwinMachine Type 339 is perhaps less wacky t...
02:09 pm EDT - Mon, November 28, 2011
Engadget Engadget's Cyber Monday 2011 roundup
Didn't feel like brawling for two-dollar waffle makers at Wally World this past Black Friday? Don't fret, because Cyber Monday is just a few hours away -- there are literally only a few clicks between...
01:50 pm EDT - Mon, November 28, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson: Xperia handsets to receive Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade by March
The Ice Cream Sandwich announcements keep dribbling in this morning, with the latest morsel coming from Sony Ericsson Italy. In a Facebook post published last week, the company's Italian outpost confi...
01:12 pm EDT - Mon, November 28, 2011
Engadget ASUS Transformer Prime pre-order page points to December 8th release date
We were expecting ASUS' Eee Pad Transformer Prime to hit the market sometime next month, but a new pre-order page on Newegg may have just revealed a slightly more specific date. Of course, the Tegra 3...
12:32 pm EDT - Mon, November 28, 2011
Engadget Galaxy Nexus volume bug fix gets early release, official testing continues
Google had promised it was incoming, and now the guys over at MoDaCo have been kind enough to offer up a software fix for the erratic volume antics seen on Europe-based Galaxy Nexii. Paul O'Brien note...
11:57 am EDT - Mon, November 28, 2011
Engadget More Optimus handsets will receive Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade, LG confirms
LG's list of Android 4.0 phones is about to get a little longer, now that the manufacturer has confirmed the arrival of Ice Cream Sandwich for even more handsets. LG revealed the news today in a Faceb...
11:49 am EDT - Mon, November 28, 2011
Engadget Amazon sees huge jump in Kindle Black Friday sales, Fire leads the way
The pandemonium of Black Friday has now subsided, leaving Amazon with nothing but a big grin and stellar sales. According to the retailer, the Kindle Fire dominated this year's one-day extravaganza, s...
11:32 am EDT - Mon, November 28, 2011
Engadget Blu-ray video encryption cracked using $260 kit
When a master key for HDCP encryption surfaced last year, Intel hardly broke a sweat. It declared that nobody could use the key to unlock Blu-rays or other protected sources unless they got into the s...
10:35 am EDT - Mon, November 28, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson to shut down Sync service, recommends Google Sync instead
Like bubbles casually floating on the horizon, Sony Ericsson's Sync service is about to fade into obscurity. Last week, the company formerly known as Sony Ericsson confirmed that Sync will be shut dow...
08:18 am EDT - Mon, November 28, 2011
Engadget Fuzhou Rockchip teases Android 4.0 PAD, brings Ice Cream Sandwich to the big screen (video)
A tablet running Ice Cream Sandwich? That's what China's Fuzhou Rockchip has apparently produced with the Android 4.0 PAD, as seen by our brethren over at Engadget China. According to the manufacturer...
05:45 am EDT - Mon, November 28, 2011
Engadget Eee Pad Transformer Prime gets handled, fawned over
We've seen the Eee Pad Transformer Prime work out its camera, take a bite out of Ice Cream Sandwich and slide through a Portuguese hands-on, but we're more than happy to take a peek at Ritchie's Room'...
03:33 am EDT - Mon, November 28, 2011
Engadget How would you change Motorola's Droid 3?
Believe it or not, Motorola's Droid 3 shipped back in July. That feels like about eight centuries ago, but for those who've spent the last few months toying with what used to be Verizon's latest and g...
02:15 am EDT - Mon, November 28, 2011
Engadget Engadget's Cyber Monday 2011 roundup
Didn't feel like brawling for two-dollar waffle makers at Wally World this past Black Friday? Don't fret, because Cyber Monday is just a few hours away -- there are literally only a few clicks between...
12:59 am EDT - Mon, November 28, 2011
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: holiday gift guide, 155 MPH biofuel truck and a solar-powered buckyball
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.This week Inhabitat got set for the holiday season as we of...
10:19 pm EDT - Sun, November 27, 2011
Engadget Switched On: HTC goes back to the future
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.Motorola's Droid RAZR takes enough pages out of the classic textbook of smartphone differentiation to assemble its own ...
10:19 pm EDT - Sun, November 27, 2011
Engadget Switched On: HTC goes back to the feature
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.Motorola's Droid RAZR takes enough pages out of the classic textbook of smartphone differentiation to assemble its own ...
08:28 pm EDT - Sun, November 27, 2011
Engadget Canon EOS 1000D washes ashore in BC, Canada, SD card reveals it was lost at sea for over a year
What you're looking at was once a fully functional Canon EOS 1000D, now merely a relic of the sea (the Pacific Ocean, to be exact), which was recently posted on Google+. User Marcus Thompson, fou...
08:28 pm EDT - Sun, November 27, 2011
Engadget Canon EOS 1000D washes ashore in BC, Canada, SD card reveals it was lost at sea for over a year (update)
What you're looking at was once a fully functional Canon EOS 1000D, now merely a relic of the sea (the Pacific Ocean, to be exact), which was recently posted on Google+. User Marcus Thompson, fou...
06:41 pm EDT - Sun, November 27, 2011
Engadget Chevy Volt under 'formal safety investigation' by NHTSA due to post-crash fire concerns
The Chevy Volt's lithium-ion battery may be great for a lot of things -- like low gasoline-dependency, for instance -- but when it comes to government regulated crash tests, it's proving to be a fiery...
04:54 pm EDT - Sun, November 27, 2011
Engadget Droid 4 official pics and RAZR-with-keyboard confirming specs leak out
QWERTY-loving fans of the Droid series probably won't have to feel left out of the LTE party for much longer, as Droid-Life has uncovered some official-looking pictures and even a comparison chart of ...
03:00 pm EDT - Sun, November 27, 2011
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of November 21, 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...
12:35 pm EDT - Sun, November 27, 2011
Engadget Gameloft bringing a dozen iPad games to Jetstar flights, curbing in-flight boredom with UNO
What's better than playing a nice round of kick the seat of the guy in front of you? Most things, really, including the dozen iPad titles that Gameloft is bringing to Australian air carrier Jetstar's ...
12:35 pm EDT - Sun, November 27, 2011
Engadget Best Buy-bye: Retailer bids farewell to the UK with blowout sale
While Americans plow through their cash and cards, lapping up the litany of Black Friday specials -- and readying themselves for the inevitable Cyber Monday second wave -- it looks like our trans-Atla...
09:43 am EDT - Sun, November 27, 2011
Engadget Best Buy-bye: Retailer bids farewell to the UK with blowout sale
While Americans plow through their cash and cards, lapping up the litany of Black Friday specials -- and readying themselves for the inevitable Cyber Monday second wave -- it looks like our trans-Atla...
09:43 am EDT - Sun, November 27, 2011
Engadget Gameloft bringing a dozen iPad games to Jetstar flights, curbing in-flight boredom with UNO
What's better than playing a nice round of kick the seat of the guy in front of you? Most things, really, including the dozen iPad titles that Gameloft is bringing to Australian air carrier Jetstar's ...
06:50 am EDT - Sun, November 27, 2011
Engadget Martin says its jetpack is 'practical,' offers crappy computer animation as evidence
Ever wonder what a jetpack is good for, besides fulfilling dreams and fighting Nazis? Well, Martin wants you to know there are, in fact, practical applications for its $86,000 personal propulsion syst...
03:48 am EDT - Sun, November 27, 2011
Engadget Ask Engadget: best over-the-ear headphones?
We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is coming to us from Simon, who seems interested in ...
12:40 am EDT - Sun, November 27, 2011
Engadget Panasonic plans to go forth with Android to all of Europe this spring, North America is a definite maybe
Have you been hoping to experience a Panasonic boom up close and personal, but found yourself in the wrong locale? The Japanese electronics giant wants to change all of that by expanding its Android l...
09:10 pm EDT - Sat, November 26, 2011
Engadget Hack your monitor and 3D glasses, ensure ultimate privacy
You've always wanted a bit more privacy with your monitor (porn jokes notwithstanding) and if you're willing to tear apart a spare LCD monitor and a pair of 3D theater glasses (thanks, Dreamworks and ...
07:01 pm EDT - Sat, November 26, 2011
Engadget Fnatic pro gaming team gets limited edition headset and mouse from SteelSeries
As you may well be aware, professional gamers have been getting more and more pro over the years, even including the sort of product endorsements you'd expect from professional athletes. Case in point...
05:46 pm EDT - Sat, November 26, 2011
Engadget NASA's Curiosity rover is on its way to Mars (video)
It's been described by the scientist in charge as "the most complex mission that has ever been undertaken to the surface of another planet," and NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft is now well o...
04:53 pm EDT - Sat, November 26, 2011
Engadget Mazda's i-ELOOP does regenerative braking with capacitors instead of batteries
Mazda has decided there's simply no reason why hybrid cars and EVs should have all of the regenerative braking fun. Its new system, called i-ELOOP, is aimed at traditional internal combustion vehicles...
03:00 pm EDT - Sat, November 26, 2011
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of November 21, 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 Nove...
01:12 pm EDT - Sat, November 26, 2011
Engadget CompuLab Fit-PC3 comes in many flavors of AMD, starting at $328
The march of the mini PCs continues, this time with a pumped-up little number from CompuLab. We've already reported on the Fit-PC3, which forgoes the Atom and Tegra 2 of previous models in favor of AM...
11:04 am EDT - Sat, November 26, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S II LTE arrives in Japan, NTT DoCoMo offers up its first course of 4G phones
Japan has got its first taste of an LTE smartphone, and this one's Galaxy-flavored. Oh yes, Samsung's Galaxy S II LTE has made an appearance on NTT DoCoMo, running on the Japanese carrier's next-gener...
08:50 am EDT - Sat, November 26, 2011
Engadget Mouse Computer's LuvBook S heals emotional scars, one Hello Kitty at a time
What the world needs now is just one thing, and that thing is a bejeweled Hello Kitty laptop. Fortunately, Japan's Mouse Computer is well aware of this, which is why it's unleashed the LuvBook S, pict...
07:11 am EDT - Sat, November 26, 2011
Engadget RIM's giving away PlayBooks to enterprise customers, might start begging soon
It slashed prices, promised the moon on a stick for next year's OS upgrade and now Research in Motion has resorted to just giving the beleaguered BlackBerry PlayBook away. Purchase a copy of BlackBerr...
05:48 am EDT - Sat, November 26, 2011
Engadget Screen Grabs: Covert Affairs exposes secret Rogers service in Washington DC
Screen Grabs chronicles the uses (and misuses) of real-world gadgets in today's movies and TV. Send in your sightings (with screen grab!) to screengrabs at engadget dot com. Fans of USA's Covert Affai...
04:14 am EDT - Sat, November 26, 2011
Engadget PSA: Nokia reiterates Drive isn't coming to Windows Phone Marketplace
There seems to be a bit of confusion about Nokia Drive's future in the Windows Phone Marketplace. News of its impending arrival -- for a price -- was originally tweeted by a third-party and then re-tw...
03:01 am EDT - Sat, November 26, 2011
Engadget Arduino hacker conjures NES and Etch-a-sketch wonderment (video)
You never know when that creative spark will ignite in your brain and compel you to sketch out some ideas. But when that genius moment finally arrives, you might consider grabbing your original Ninten...
01:52 am EDT - Sat, November 26, 2011
Engadget Cambridge researchers translate graphene into printable circuitry material, bring basic 'Skynet' factory to you
Yes, graphene is amazing and possesses many useful / otherworldly properties. The ability to use graphene itself to print flexible, transparent thin-film transistors via an inkjet printer is just anot...
12:48 am EDT - Sat, November 26, 2011
Engadget Visualized: Steve Jobs and his patents, as showcased by the USPTO
The United States Patent and Trademark Office put together something special this month for a new exhibit honoring Steve Jobs and the influence he's had. The row of iPhone-like monoliths you see above...
11:51 pm EDT - Fri, November 25, 2011
Engadget Cricket unveils ZTE Chorus, its third Muve Music smartphone
We're not saying much, but a little bird told us about this travesty months and months ago. Now, it seems that Cricket is ready to act on its plans, and well, here's the ZTE Chorus. It's certainly a h...
11:01 pm EDT - Fri, November 25, 2011
Engadget Crapgadget: BFF Gemz dilute the notion of a best friend (video)
If you want a charm that hangs 'round your neck and glows whenever your friend Missy tells you she loves Justin Bieber, then eMotion Inc has the gadget for you. The BFF Gemz sends pre-written coded me...
10:13 pm EDT - Fri, November 25, 2011
Engadget RIM, Telefonica announce NFC trial, aim to launch mobile wallet next year
RIM's NFC campaign is about to roll into Iberia, now that the BlackBerry manufacturer has announced a new partnership with Madrid-based Telefonica. This week, the two companies unveiled plans to begin...
09:35 pm EDT - Fri, November 25, 2011
Engadget IPCom to enforce injunction against HTC, ban sales of its 3G devices in Germany
HTC's had a rough go of it in the legal arena this year, and the company just got hit with another judicial setback in Germany. Patent holding firm (read: patent troll) IPCom was granted an injunction...
08:50 pm EDT - Fri, November 25, 2011
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 114 - 11.25.2011
This week on the Engadget Mobile Podcast: domination. All kinds, really: world, universe, marketplace. Come find peace inner peace in megalomania with your regular hosts and their bud Phil Nickinson f...
08:35 pm EDT - Fri, November 25, 2011
Engadget Route 66 Maps + Navigation now available for Android users, augmented realists
It's been a long and winding road, but Route 66 Maps + Navigation has finally arrived on the Android Market, no less than eight months after launching for iOS. Available on handsets and tablets r...
08:05 pm EDT - Fri, November 25, 2011
Engadget Motorola XT615 makes official FCC cameo
Yes, Motorola's latest slinky slim smartphone has just cleared the FCC, but before you get too excited, nothing about it has changed. From all appearances, the XT615 remains targeted solely at interna...
08:00 pm EDT - Fri, November 25, 2011
Engadget Engadget's Black Friday 2011 roundup
Black Friday is just around the bend -- in less than 36 hours, many a deal hunter will be camping outside their prospective Wally Worlds searching for prey. Thankfully, we've eagled-up in advance and ...
07:39 pm EDT - Fri, November 25, 2011
Engadget Chrome to gain plug and play gamepad support and WebRTC video chat in 2012
Seems like Big G updates its browser of choice with fresh features every time we turn around, and one of Google's own, dev advocate Paul Kinlan, revealed that another spate of upgrades are arriving fo...
07:06 pm EDT - Fri, November 25, 2011
Engadget Three brings 3LiveShop to Denmark, offers webcam chat and heads-up product display (video)
Well, it appears that Three's call center agents in Denmark won't be able to wear pajamas into work anymore. Following the introduction of 3LiveShop in Sweden, the mobile carrier's other Scandinavian ...
06:42 pm EDT - Fri, November 25, 2011
Engadget South Korea plans trial run of robot prison guards
This isn't the first time we've seen a prison turn to robots for a little assistance, but South Korea looks to be going a bit further than most with its latest robotic endeavor. The country's Ministry...
06:25 pm EDT - Fri, November 25, 2011
Engadget Unlocked Nokia Lumia 800 now available on Expansys, plays nice with AT&T
You could sit there and twiddle your thumbs while you wait for the Lumia 800 to arrive on US shores. Or you could just head over to Expansys, where you can grab an unlocked version of Nokia's new hand...
05:58 pm EDT - Fri, November 25, 2011
Engadget Sony Tablet P available online, the P is short for pricey
Sony's second avant-garde tablet a la Android, the Tablet P, has finally made its high-fashioned self available online in the UK. The 3G-capable model has been slapped with a hefty £500 ($774) p...
05:36 pm EDT - Fri, November 25, 2011
Engadget Tesla Motors spills its guts for showroom tour, visitors wonder where the gas tank's hiding
Tesla will begin priming the car-hungry public for its next electric offering, still set for a mid-2012 launch. The Model S will be given an extensive deconstruction in Tesla showrooms, touring around...
05:00 pm EDT - Fri, November 25, 2011
Engadget Engadget's holiday gift guide 2011: digital cameras
Welcome to the Engadget Holiday Gift Guide! We're well aware of the heartbreaking difficulties surrounding the seasonal shopping experience, so we're here to help you sort out this year's tech treasur...
04:39 pm EDT - Fri, November 25, 2011
Engadget Acer Allegro officially on sale in France and Taiwan
Here it is, folks: the inaugural Windows Phone from Acer, known as the Allegro, is now ready and rearin' to be sold. Not only is it coming to France as originally expected, it appears that Taiwan has ...
04:16 pm EDT - Fri, November 25, 2011
Engadget MIT slinks into a cafe, orders a side of photonic chips on silicon
Whiz-kids the world over have been making significant progress on the development of photonic chips -- devices that "use light beams instead of electrons to carry out their computational tasks." But n...
03:54 pm EDT - Fri, November 25, 2011
Engadget Researchers put smartphones on a power diet, drastically improve battery life
Nokia's Asha handsets already use browser compression to reduce data costs and power consumption for customers in the developing world, but the company's Finnish neighbours over at Aalto University ha...
03:25 pm EDT - Fri, November 25, 2011
Engadget Microsoft Lync coming to Android, BlackBerry, iOS and Windows Phone next month
Heads up, corporateers. Just like the company previously hinted, Microsoft Lync will soon make its smartphone debut. Currently, the enterprise instant messaging client (formerly known as Microsoft Off...
03:00 pm EDT - Fri, November 25, 2011
Engadget FCC Fridays: November 25, 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...
02:30 pm EDT - Fri, November 25, 2011
Engadget Dell posts inaccurate graphics card comparison, promptly removes it and apologizes
Dell's latest attempt to promote its high-end GPUs has fallen flat among online consumers, all because of a rather misleading comparison. The snafu stems from the above image, originally posted on the...
02:15 pm EDT - Fri, November 25, 2011
Engadget Engadget Distro Issue 15 tackles the Nook Tablet, HTC's Rezound and your turkey hangover
What better way to spend this post-turkey day than curling up with a brand new edition of Engadget Distro? This issue we cover Barnes and Noble's creatively named Nook Tablet, HTC's stellar new smartp...
01:40 pm EDT - Fri, November 25, 2011
Engadget OCZ Octane SSD benchmarked, new Indilinx controller holds its ground
Maybe it's just interference from our seasonal goggles, but isn't there something quite cheery about SSD reviews? In the case of OCZ's Octane drive, our good spirits derive from the sturdy performance...
01:09 pm EDT - Fri, November 25, 2011
Engadget Penguin catalog marches back into Kindle Library Lending Service, new releases still out in the cold
Following a temporary suspension from Amazon's Kindle Library Lending Service, it appears that Penguin books are now migrating back to digital consumption. If you'll recall, earlier this week Penguin ...
12:35 pm EDT - Fri, November 25, 2011
Engadget Samsung N102S netbook listed on UK sites for 240, possibly with Cedar Trail
Even if Samsung plans to stop producing 10.1-inch netbooks from next year, there's still plenty of scope for new models in little ol' 2011. In fact, British online retailers have just put up listings ...
12:11 pm EDT - Fri, November 25, 2011
Engadget Helsinki care center imports bots to battle Alzheimer's, lead sing-alongs (video)
In what we can only assume is part of their community service, after running amok and devouring all that medicine, robots are now visiting our old people in hospitals, leading them in sing-alongs and ...
11:02 am EDT - Fri, November 25, 2011
Engadget Is Samsung giving up on netbooks next year?
An email sent by Samsung to its trading partners appears to shut down any prospect of the manufacturer producing new netbooks after the first quarter of 2012. The email is quoted by French site Blogee...
10:15 am EDT - Fri, November 25, 2011
Engadget Verizon's LTE-enabled Galaxy Nexus priced at $200?
We're still not sure when the Samsung Galaxy Nexus will arrive on Verizon, but a new flash ad may have just revealed its price. Spotted by Smart Keitai, the above ad has reportedly been making the rou...
10:04 am EDT - Fri, November 25, 2011
Engadget Toshiba Portege Z830 Series Ultrabooks now up for sale online
If we got you interested in the Tosh's Portege line earlier this week, you can now snag a Z830 of your own without leaving the house. Depending on your preference of internals, you'll be able to choos...
08:54 am EDT - Fri, November 25, 2011
Engadget Apple flips the switch on Black Friday sale, Macbook Air, Pro see modest discounts
Apple has just launched its annual Black Friday online sale, and, as you may expect, there isn't a whole lot to write home about. The company has slashed the prices of its MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and...
06:15 am EDT - Fri, November 25, 2011
Engadget 23-foot-high theremin appears in Melbourne, begins to freak out passersby
It appeared out of nowhere. And it makes semi-disturbing, 50s era sci-fi movie sounds when youapproach it. Over in Melbourne, artist Robin Fox has installed a seven meter (23 foot) high theremin instr...
03:07 am EDT - Fri, November 25, 2011
Engadget SiriProxy enables voice control of third-party apps (video)
If you'll rewind your mind in time to earlier this week, you might remember a clever proxy server from @plamoni that enabled Siri's control of a thermostat through spoken commands. Now, the same bit o...
01:32 am EDT - Fri, November 25, 2011
Engadget Bing brings the holiday gold, offers free Xbox Live preview for Thanksgiving weekend
Need something to do while your loved ones slave over hot stoves and turkey platters? Microsoft and Bing have got your back, offering gamers another free Xbox Live Gold weekend to help you frag your w...
01:00 am EDT - Fri, November 25, 2011
Engadget Engadget's Black Friday 2011 roundup
Black Friday is just around the bend -- in less than 36 hours, many a deal hunter will be camping outside their prospective Wally Worlds searching for prey. Thankfully, we've eagled-up in advance and ...
12:31 am EDT - Fri, November 25, 2011
Engadget Domino's Pizza Hero iPad app coaxes you to design a pie, order one shortly thereafter
If the idea of pinching, zooming and tapping on your iPad is far less appealing than kneading, sprinkling and cutting, then the Domino's Pizza Hero iPad app may just be right up your alley. Putting as...
11:12 pm EDT - Thu, November 24, 2011
Engadget Court holds European ISPs can't be forced to filter traffic, users free to fly the jolly roger
It's been a sliver under a month since UK ISP British Telecom was ordered to cut all ties to filesharing site Newzbin 2. Now, a European court decision deals a counter blow to media owners by denying ...
10:04 pm EDT - Thu, November 24, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry Curve 9380 hits the FCC, talking the T-Mobile talk
RIM's first all-screen Curve has sashayed over to the FCC. Two models of the BlackBerry Curve 9380, the REA70UW and REB70UW, are included in the latest filing, which goes into typical laborious detail...
08:45 pm EDT - Thu, November 24, 2011
Engadget Engadget's Black Friday 2011 roundup
Black Friday is just around the bend -- in less than 36 hours, many a deal hunter will be camping outside their prospective Wally Worlds searching for prey. Thankfully, we've eagled-up in advance and ...
07:00 pm EDT - Thu, November 24, 2011
Engadget Fanatec Forza Motorsport CSR Wheel and Elite Pedals review
Fanatec Porsche 911 Turbo Wheel for Xbox 360 reviewFanatec Porsche GT2 wheel and Clubsport pedals reviewForza Motorsport CSR and CSR Elite wheel and pedals hands-onIt's amazing to realize that about t...
05:40 pm EDT - Thu, November 24, 2011
Engadget Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ review
Each year, several dozen smartphones land on our collective desks. They come in different shapes and sizes, boast different features and sell at different price points. We take each of them for a spin...
05:18 pm EDT - Thu, November 24, 2011
Engadget Insert Coin: Twine connects your whole world to the internet
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...
05:00 pm EDT - Thu, November 24, 2011
Engadget Engadget's holiday gift guide 2011: accessories
Welcome to the Engadget Holiday Gift Guide! We're well aware of the heartbreaking difficulties surrounding the seasonal shopping experience, so we're here to help you sort out this year's tech treasur...
03:45 pm EDT - Thu, November 24, 2011
Engadget Nokia promises software updates to fix Lumia 800 battery woes
We experienced occasional battery and charging problems when reviewing the Lumia 800, and it looks like others have had issues too. In fact, it's become a sufficiently (un)popular topic on Nokia's sup...
03:06 pm EDT - Thu, November 24, 2011
Engadget Meizu MX resurfaces, home button gets a nip-and-tuck, turns into optical trackpad?
It's been a while since we've seen the Meizu MX, but these latest shots from Mr. Blurrycam reveal that the phone could see a substantial tweak to its main home button. These photos are likely to be of...
02:07 pm EDT - Thu, November 24, 2011
Engadget Cisco, Telia to activate 'world's fastest internet connection' at 120Gbps, sounds pretty Swede
If the Swedes can dry a load of laundry on a 40Gbps internet connection, just imagine what they could do with 120Gbps. Melt polar caps? Solve the debt crisis? Dry three loads of laundry? The possibili...
01:02 pm EDT - Thu, November 24, 2011
Engadget Intel decides Pentiums are good enough for servers too, at least the low-end ones
Ah, the venerable Pentium CPU. Few chips are as recognizable but, these days, the brand is relegated to the low-end of the desktop and laptop market. Now Intel is looking to broaden its appeal, by pus...
12:22 pm EDT - Thu, November 24, 2011
Engadget HTC 're-evaluates' S3 Graphics deal following patent defeat by Apple
Just four months have passed since HTC announced its amorous intentions towards S3 Graphics and already the romance seems to be going sour. S3 lost its battle against Apple at the ITC a couple of days...
11:23 am EDT - Thu, November 24, 2011
Engadget Galaxy Nexus LTE casts slightly larger silhouette
Getting giddy of the thought of an LTE-powered Galaxy Nexus? Well, Google, has just unveiled a full 360-degree view of the Verizon-bound smartphone, and it's packing a bigger caboose. Around 0.6mm thi...
10:40 am EDT - Thu, November 24, 2011
Engadget Fujifilm's XS-1 bridge camera: 26x zoom, EXR sensor, 699 in the UK (video)
Fujifilm claims it's 'reinvented' the bridge camera with the latest in its X line of premium snappers. The XS-1 is affixed to a Fujinon lens that opens up to f/2.8 and stretches all the way from 24mm ...
09:27 am EDT - Thu, November 24, 2011
Engadget AT&T, Deutsche Telekom withdraw FCC application for T-Mobile merger, look toward DoJ
Now that FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has called for an administrative hearing on the proposed AT&T's proposed buyout of T-Mobile, the two parties have decided to formally withdraw their applic...
07:09 am EDT - Thu, November 24, 2011
Engadget LG, Prada officially renew phone partnership, confirm v3.0 for early 2012
Five years after first linking up for a "new iconic phone" (the first one may be best remembered for slightly predating the iPhone's large touchscreen / few buttons look) LG and Prada have announced t...
05:53 am EDT - Thu, November 24, 2011
Engadget HTC G1 gets a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich (video)
Even though Ice Cream Sandwich is popping up everywhere since its source code was released to the public, we've got to give a shout out now that its been squeezed onto the original Google phone, HTC's...
02:49 am EDT - Thu, November 24, 2011
Engadget Modular USB flash drive concept offers a new way to sort your data
USB drives may come in all shapes and sizes these days, but they all basically give you one of two choices: you can buy one big drive to store as much of your data as possible, or juggle a bunch of dr...
12:00 am EDT - Thu, November 24, 2011
Engadget Engadget's Black Friday 2011 roundup
Black Friday is just around the bend -- in less than 36 hours, many a deal hunter will be camping outside their prospective Wally Worlds searching for prey. Thankfully, we've eagled-up in advance and ...
10:51 pm EDT - Wed, November 23, 2011
Engadget Feds deny hacking caused Illinois water pump failure
Did a hacker or group of hackers, possibly in Russia, manage to physically destroy a water pump in Springfield, Illinois? That was the word last week, when reports spread that hackers had managed to t...
10:20 pm EDT - Wed, November 23, 2011
Engadget NVIDIA's Tesla GPU powers Tsubame 2.0 to green supercomputer supremacy
The Green500 might not be quite as well known as the Top500, but it's no less of an honor to be counted among the world's most energy efficient supercomputers. NVIDIA is tooting its own horn for makin...
09:30 pm EDT - Wed, November 23, 2011
Engadget Growing up Geek: Chris Pirillo
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: internet entrepreneur,...
08:59 pm EDT - Wed, November 23, 2011
Engadget Spotify hits 2.5 million paying subscribers, Yacht Rock playlists reach an all-time high
It may not yet take into account users from certain countries that may be adjacent to certain other countries, but Spotify announced today that it now counts 2.5 million paying subscribers for its mus...
08:36 pm EDT - Wed, November 23, 2011
Engadget Galaxy Nexus shipping now in America: unlocked for $750 through Expansys
Pre-order, pre-schmorder. Americans more anxious to blow $750 on the planet's first Ice Cream Sandwich handset than anything on Black Friday can do so right now, as Samsung's Galaxy Nexus is shipping ...
08:14 pm EDT - Wed, November 23, 2011
Engadget TiVo Q4 results bring first sub growth in years, DirecTiVo is imminent
While many consumers are still waiting for something new from TiVo -- finally enabling the second processor core on Premieres this weekend is a nice step, but how about more HD menus? -- said company ...
07:45 pm EDT - Wed, November 23, 2011
Engadget Personal Audio strikes again, has the Kindle Fire in its patent trolling sights
'Tis the season for reflecting upon our many gifts in life and giving thanks for them. If you're Personal Audio, however, once you've thanked your lucky stars that you own a patent on musical playlist...
07:23 pm EDT - Wed, November 23, 2011
Engadget Disney films begin storming YouTube's magic video kingdom
Looking for something fun to do with the family over the holiday weekend? Why not huddle up in front of the old laptop with some Pirates of the Caribbean? Or perhaps Alice in Wonderland and Pixar's Ca...
07:00 pm EDT - Wed, November 23, 2011
Engadget IRL: Google Voice, FastMac's U Socket and returning the iPhone 4S
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.Hi there, fol...
06:43 pm EDT - Wed, November 23, 2011
Engadget Lenovo's diminutive Q180 HTPC dishes out multimedia for $349
Ultrabooks have been getting a lot of love from PC makers these days, and Lenovo's no exception. But laptops aren't the only machines getting slim and trim, and the Chinese firm has outed its svelte I...
06:25 pm EDT - Wed, November 23, 2011
Engadget Tamagotchi turns 15, wonders why you haven't fed it in a decade
Remember that little Tamagotchi you promised to always love and care for? When was the last time you fed the thing? Twelve years ago? The little guy's probably starving. Bandai's line of pocket pets t...
06:06 pm EDT - Wed, November 23, 2011
Engadget Iridium releases AxcessPoint Mail & Web app for globetrotting iDevices
A towel and an even keel go a long way when you're galavanting around the globe, but whether we're going to grandma's or New Guinea, many of us won't leave home without access to email. Iridium create...
05:45 pm EDT - Wed, November 23, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Turkeycast, live at 2PM ET with guest Phil Nickinson!
If you're hoping to get ready for the holiday by listening to a few turkeys, we have the perfect solution for you: Myriam Joire, Brad Molen and Joseph Volpe. Oh, and Phil Nickinson from Android Centra...
05:21 pm EDT - Wed, November 23, 2011
Engadget Nintendo 3DS available for $145 at Target's pre-Black Friday sale
It's official: Black Friday has transcended both space and time. No longer bound to the Hipparchian constraints of the 24-hour day, the Mother of all Sales has now given birth to an entire generation ...
05:00 pm EDT - Wed, November 23, 2011
Engadget Engadget's holiday gift guide 2011: bags and cases
Welcome to the Engadget Holiday Gift Guide! We're well aware of the heartbreaking difficulties surrounding the seasonal shopping experience, so we're here to help you sort out this year's tech treasur...
04:36 pm EDT - Wed, November 23, 2011
Engadget Ham radio licenses in the US top 700,000, still plenty of call signs to go around
Social networking wasn't always as easy as it is today. Long before Twitter or Facebook (or the internet itself), amateur radio was a popular way for folks to talk to people they may not necessarily k...
04:05 pm EDT - Wed, November 23, 2011
Engadget Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet gets probed by the FCC, will play nicely with all the networks
Mr. & Mrs. Lenovo packed young ThinkPad Tablet on its big trip to Washington, smiling all the while. When it arrived, it was dragged into the FCC's underground bunker and subjected to horrifying e...
03:44 pm EDT - Wed, November 23, 2011
Engadget LightSquared teams with Soundtracker, gives access to 11 million tunes on-the-go
Nothing puts a pep in our step like streaming a little LMFAO radio on our smartphone and busting out a move or two. Until, of course, we see the astronomical data charges from our personal dance party...
03:21 pm EDT - Wed, November 23, 2011
Engadget Nook Simple Touch gets $79 limited edition for Black Friday, makes other e-readers vaguely jealous
Barnes & Noble is celebrating Black Friday with a white border. The bookstore chain is offering up a limited edition of its excellent Nook Simple Touch reader this Friday, November 25th. Slight ae...
03:03 pm EDT - Wed, November 23, 2011
Engadget Researchers create spinal cord connectors from human stem cells, heralding breakthrough
It's taken many years and more than a bit of brainpower, but researchers at the University of Central Florida have finally found a way to create neuromuscular connectors between muscle and spinal cord...
02:39 pm EDT - Wed, November 23, 2011
Engadget QPAD MK-85 gaming keyboard brings NKRO, Cherry MX switches, devilish red backlights
N-key rollover (NKRO) is the gaming equivalent of musical polyphony, except it's less about creating beautiful harmonies and more about meleeing that camper in the corner while taking evasive maneuver...
02:15 pm EDT - Wed, November 23, 2011
Engadget 'Tis the season for the Distro Gift Guide -- 125 geeky giving ideas
We've been doling out or holiday gift giving advice in installments, but instead of making you wait, we're speeding things up a bit, and offering the full 14 categories just in time for Black Friday. ...
01:52 pm EDT - Wed, November 23, 2011
Engadget Western Digital purchase of Hitachi's hard drive business approved by EU regulators
Two of the hard drive industry's biggest players will soon be just one company. European Union regulators have given a conditional thumbs-up to Western Digital's plans to snatch up Hitachi's storage d...
01:34 pm EDT - Wed, November 23, 2011
Engadget Galaxy Nexus volume fix in the works, Google confirms
Google has heard your Galaxy Nexus complaints loud and clear, and it's already working on a fix. That's just about all the company had to say today, in response to widespread gripes over a strange vol...
01:14 pm EDT - Wed, November 23, 2011
Engadget Google sets execution dates for Wave, Knol, Friend Connect and more
In what Google is calling its "off-season spring cleaning series," the mega company is finally setting some end dates for many of its lukewarm services, most notably the once-hyped Wave, Knol and Frie...
12:55 pm EDT - Wed, November 23, 2011
Engadget Dish Network files 'Ollo' trademark for planned LTE-Advanced service, GPS takes a deep breath
Dish just finished firing off a 67-page letter to the FCC petitioning for the right to use its 2GHz spectrum for LTE-Advanced. Now, two recently filed trademark applications are tipping us off to a po...
12:32 pm EDT - Wed, November 23, 2011
Engadget Nokia Siemens to cut 17,000 jobs as part of global restructuring
Nokia Siemens Networks has just announced a new global restructuring initiative that will result in the loss of a whopping 17,000 jobs. According to a statement released today, the company will "reali...
11:48 am EDT - Wed, November 23, 2011
Engadget Doom 3 source code available now, gory customizations welcomed
Doom for everyone. It's not a particularly festive message, but as promised earlier this week, the Doom 3 source code is now out on a general public license. Programming types can meddle with the game...
11:04 am EDT - Wed, November 23, 2011
Engadget Strategy Analytics: China leapfrogs US to become world's top smartphone market
The winds of tech consumerism are changing course. More specifically, they're heading east. According to the latest Q3 figures from Strategy Analytics, China is now the world's largest smartphone mark...
10:08 am EDT - Wed, November 23, 2011
Engadget Scientists testing HUD contact lenses on rabbits, hope to bring augmented reality to your eyeballs
Scientists at Washington University are a step closer to bringing us all some sweet information displaying contact lenses. The team has been successfully testing prototype lenses on rabbits -- though ...
09:16 am EDT - Wed, November 23, 2011
Engadget Googly Eye Arduino Shield proves geeks just wanna have fun (video)
Look, not every Arduino accessory has to be useful. Heck, some of them don't have to do anything at all except, perhaps, make you smile. And that's all the Googly Eye Arduino Shield promises to provid...
08:29 am EDT - Wed, November 23, 2011
Engadget Terahertz wireless chip could deliver 30Gbps of bandwidth, stream uncompressed 4K video
Usually, when we start talking terahertz, it means one thing: lasers! But not today, friends. Today, we're talking something with a little less flash and a little more potential for everyday use. ROHM...
07:16 am EDT - Wed, November 23, 2011
Engadget Kevin Bacon's closer than you think, Facebook finds folks separated by only 4.74 degrees
Facebook's fertile ground for social experiments, and it wasn't all that long ago that Yahoo tested the six degrees of separation theory using the site. Not to be outdone, Mark Zuckerberg's crew, with...
07:16 am EDT - Wed, November 23, 2011
Engadget Kevin Bacon's closer than you think, Facebook finds folks separated by less than 4 degrees (update)
Facebook's fertile ground for social experiments, and it wasn't all that long ago that Yahoo tested the six degrees of separation theory using the site. Not to be outdone, Mark Zuckerberg's crew, with...
06:06 am EDT - Wed, November 23, 2011
Engadget VIA's ARTiGO 1150: a $265 barebones nettop with big potential (video)
That VE-900 mini-ITX kit still too big for you, eh? Then check out VIA's latest pico-ITX alternative: the ARTiGO 1150 DIY nettop. It improves on last year's 1100 model with a dual-core Eden X2 process...
05:11 am EDT - Wed, November 23, 2011
Engadget ZTE Smart Tab V55 tablet shows its face at the Bluetooth SIG
After flaunting its rear side at the FCC, ZTE's unannounced Smart Tab V55 has now given us a full frontal courtesy of the Bluetooth SIG. Aside from the flash of Honeycomb, the official listing tells u...
04:18 am EDT - Wed, November 23, 2011
Engadget Fujitsu Arrows Kiss F-03D ladyphone tells you sit up straight, eat your greens
Here in the US, a ladyphone is bit of a hard sell as we saw with the HTC Rhyme but in Japan it's a different story. Fujitsu is trying to woo girls with the Arrows Kiss F-03D, which comes with apps des...
03:26 am EDT - Wed, November 23, 2011
Engadget Ant-Roach inflatable robot can carry a family, scare the kids (video)
This 15-foot inflatable pneumatic beast is a confusing mix of child-like inflatable wonder and cold, brutal, robopocalypse-beckoning science. The Ant-Roach (half-anteater, half, er, roach) is still a ...
02:21 am EDT - Wed, November 23, 2011
Engadget Arduino geek develops Cold War Angst, starts spying on satellites (video)
Start with some Arduino and Gameduino hardware, add a splash of PLAN-13 satellite tracking software from 1983, and finish with a healthy dose of libertarianism. The result? A neat little hack called A...
01:18 am EDT - Wed, November 23, 2011
Engadget Tascam unveils iM2 microphone add-on for iOS devices, makes live Foo Fighters bootlegs a breeze
Sure, audio recording via the stock mic and iOS app is pretty serviceable for most tasks, but what about capturing that next Avett Brothers gig? You need look no further than Tascam's iM2 stereo micro...
12:26 am EDT - Wed, November 23, 2011
Engadget Lyneborg bot carves models of magnetic fields, dares the future to have a look (video)
If you're going to create a robot that carves something, have it carve models of an invisible field. This is what Frits Lyneborg, creator of the Yellow Drum Machine, has done with a new homemade bot t...
11:49 pm EDT - Tue, November 22, 2011
Engadget xBounds adds HDMI mirroring to Android phones, lets you 'kill the pigs' on the big screen (video)
Forget DLNA, that pesky setup requires all of your electronic kit to match up with the same certification. If you want full HDMI-mirroring without the fuss, your go-to's going to be an innocuous littl...
11:17 pm EDT - Tue, November 22, 2011
Engadget Analogue Interactive outs ebony ash encased Neo Geo CMVS Slim, pre-order yours for $649
If your interest was piqued by Analogue Interactive's walnut shelled Neo Geo MVS arcade system, you may want to take a peek at the outfit's refreshed CMVS slim console. Keeping with the MVS' hand-craf...
11:00 pm EDT - Tue, November 22, 2011
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 275 - 11.22.2011
Just in time for the holiday break, here's the latest Engadget HD podcast and thanks to some of the usual suspects (Sony, Netflix, Roku, Boxee) we've got plenty to talk about this week. While Sony mig...
10:48 pm EDT - Tue, November 22, 2011
Engadget ASUS Transformer Prime goes up for pre-order in North America, banks on your lust for Tegra 3
It's only been a few weeks since ASUS went official with it's Tegra 3-packing Eee Pad Transformer Prime tablet. We knew the keyboard-dockable hybrid would available sometime this December, but now the...
10:09 pm EDT - Tue, November 22, 2011
Engadget FCC finds AT&T merger not in public interest, Genachowski issues order to hold trial
FCC chairman Julius Genachowski issued a draft order this morning that calls for a hearing to take the AT&T / T-Mobile merger before an Administrative Law Judge. Such a hearing, reminiscent of the...
09:57 pm EDT - Tue, November 22, 2011
Engadget Microsoft announces Windows-specific Kinect for 2012 release
While hackers have been having their way with the Kinect on the PC for a long, long time, Microsoft itself has only recently embraced this sort of behavior. First it was with an official SDK and then,...
09:31 pm EDT - Tue, November 22, 2011
Engadget PlayBook native email, calendar and contacts finally get peeked, look ready for their close-up
We've been waiting very, very patiently, for RIM to make good on its promise to deliver a native email and calendaring experience to the PlayBook. So far, we've been sorely disappointed. Supposedly th...
09:22 pm EDT - Tue, November 22, 2011
Engadget Vivitar DVR 790HD puts 3D video recording in the palm of your hand for under $100
Sure, you could get yourself a 3D-capable phone to handle your three-dimensional recording needs, though with all the new svelte superphones coming out, we can understand why you wouldn't want to. But...
09:01 pm EDT - Tue, November 22, 2011
Engadget New computer system can read your emotions, will probably be annoying about it (video)
It's bad enough listening to your therapist drone on about the hatred you harbor toward your father. Pretty soon, you may have to put up with a hyper-insightful computer, as well. That's what research...
08:46 pm EDT - Tue, November 22, 2011
Engadget Facebook Messenger for Windows is seemingly en route, Like it or not
He's got your personal data, relationship status and those pictures from last night -- now Mr. Zuckerberg is aiming for a share of your desktop, too. Facebook has released a desktop messenger client f...
08:24 pm EDT - Tue, November 22, 2011
Engadget Penguin pulls new e-books from library distributor, citing concerns over security
OverDrive's e-book universe got a little colder this week, thanks to Penguin. Citing "new concerns about the security of our digital editions," Penguin USA temporarily pulled its new titles from the d...
08:01 pm EDT - Tue, November 22, 2011
Engadget LG holding 'exclusive launch event' on December 1st, Nitro HD the likely suspect
In case you were wondering why LG hasn't been making huge waves in the US this holiday season yet, it appears we now know the reason. The company just sent us a nice invite in the form of electronic m...
07:41 pm EDT - Tue, November 22, 2011
Engadget Nintendo gives thanks to gamers with special edition Zelda 3DS bundle
Looking to match your Black Friday with a similarly noir games console? You're in luck. Nintendo has confirmed what we saw on promo literature last week, with a 3DS bundle that includes a special edit...
07:17 pm EDT - Tue, November 22, 2011
Engadget Apple and Samsung's patent battle draws concern from EU Competition Commission
It appears that Samsung and Apple's never-ending game of patent Risk is beginning to draw concern from government regulators. The European Union's Competition Commission is investigating the companies...
07:01 pm EDT - Tue, November 22, 2011
Engadget Comcast shows off its new 'Barcelona' HD guide upgrade
We've already gotten a large eyeful of Comcast's next-gen Xcalibur guide that's on the way next year with social networking tie ins and apps, but until that arrives, what can we hope for on the existi...
06:40 pm EDT - Tue, November 22, 2011
Engadget Ex-Windows Phone manager Joe Marini finds himself at home with Google
Check out who got a new set of Google business cards: Joe Marini, the extroverted Windows Phone manager at Microsoft that got into some hot water tweeting about the (at the time) unannounced Nokia Lum...
06:19 pm EDT - Tue, November 22, 2011
Engadget Samsung rolls out Android 3.2 (again) to Galaxy Tab 10.1, fixes what it broke
And just like that, the Honeycomb begins to drizzle anew. It took Sammy a few days to sort things out after an available Android 3.2 update broke WiFi, Bluetooth and auto-rotate on some users' 10.1 sl...
05:59 pm EDT - Tue, November 22, 2011
Engadget Microsoft acquires VideoSurf, promises to bring better video search and discovery to Xbox Live
Terms of the deal aren't being disclosed, but Microsoft announced today that it has acquired the content analytics firm VideoSurf, and it's being crystal clear about where it will be putting it to use...
05:36 pm EDT - Tue, November 22, 2011
Engadget NPD: HP nabs spot as number two tablet maker... for the moment
You hear that Samsung? HP's number two. For now at least. The PC maker, which snuffed out its line of webOS devices not all that long ago, managed to grab the number two spot in the tablet race betwee...
05:00 pm EDT - Tue, November 22, 2011
Engadget Engadget's holiday gift guide 2011: smartphones
Welcome to the Engadget Holiday Gift Guide! We're well aware of the heartbreaking difficulties surrounding the seasonal shopping experience, so we're here to help you sort out this year's tech treasur...
04:40 pm EDT - Tue, November 22, 2011
Engadget Google's Street View hits the slopes again, stops for hot cocoa in Squaw and Whistler (video)
Were you worried that Google's Street View snowmobile was put out to pasture after 2010's Winter Olympics? Relax you worrywart, as Mountain View's resurrected the snow-trottin' beast, only to unleash ...
04:40 pm EDT - Tue, November 22, 2011
Engadget Google's Street View hits the slopes again, stops for hot cocoa in Squaw Valley and Whistler (video)
Were you worried that Google's Street View snowmobile was put out to pasture after 2010's Winter Olympics? Relax you worrywart, as Mountain View's resurrected the snow-trottin' beast, only to unleash ...
04:18 pm EDT - Tue, November 22, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile to bleach Samsung Galaxy S II in white, arriving 'in time for the holidays'
What's that gorgeous device doing in a pearly white on this side of the pond? T-Mobile will be offering a second color option for its flagship TouchWiz device, the Samsung Galaxy S II, "in the coming ...
04:03 pm EDT - Tue, November 22, 2011
Engadget Samsung Illusion dispenses with the mystique, available on Verizon November 23rd for $79
Ice Cream Sandwich, quad-core, LTE -- sure, those are the delectable specs most mobile geeks currently crave in a handset. But for the average Joe Consumer, 3G plus modest internals makes for a more t...
03:42 pm EDT - Tue, November 22, 2011
Engadget Photojojo intros iPhone Lens Dial for fisheye, telephoto and wide-angle shooting
Annie Leibovitz seems to love the camera in the iPhone 4S as is, but if you'd ever hoped the snapshot darling were a bit more flexible, then Photojojo's new Lens Dial may be the solution. Available as...
03:21 pm EDT - Tue, November 22, 2011
Engadget SlingPlayer for Connected Devices is here, arrives first on Boxee Box (video)
Sling first expanded its SlingPlayer app to Facebook and Chrome a few days ago, and now the company is extending those streams to the TV (without a dedicated SlingCatcher or mobile device TV-out) with...
03:00 pm EDT - Tue, November 22, 2011
Engadget 360 Panorama app now available for Android users, no gyroscope necessary (video)
Looking to capture panoramic photos on an Android handset? Well, you've certainly got plenty of options -- including, as of today, Occipital's 360 Panorama, which just hit the Android Market. Compatib...
02:51 pm EDT - Tue, November 22, 2011
Engadget ASUS Transformer Prime gets a stomach full of Ice Cream Sandwich (video)
Sure, the Transformer Prime has been official for a couple of weeks now, but we haven't seen the 10-inch tablet get much action, aside from a few quick hands-ons. ASUS is finally ready to show us the ...
02:25 pm EDT - Tue, November 22, 2011
Engadget AT&T exec discusses plans for home energy management service
Verizon has already dipped its toes into the home energy management business, and it looks like AT&T is about to do the same as well. Speaking on a Broadband Breakfast panel in Washington, DC last...
02:09 pm EDT - Tue, November 22, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 visits FCC again, wants to show its 3G credentials
It was on, then it was off, but it looks like Samsung 7.7-incher could return from the ether of launch limbo, with a 3G-capable model knocking at the FCC's lab-door. Schematics are largely identical t...
02:02 pm EDT - Tue, November 22, 2011
Engadget BiTMICRO's next-gen SSD controller to deliver blazing speed and big storage in 2012
SSD controllers aren't the most glamorous chunks of silicon to be hawking, but you can make quite a name for yourself with them (just ask SandForce). BiTMICRO is betting that its next-gen platform wil...
01:46 pm EDT - Tue, November 22, 2011
Engadget Samsung introduces Advanced LED light bulbs, preps for zombie apocalypse
Samsung is going to make sure your light bulbs use as little energy as possible, last literally decades and sort of look like a heat sink to boot. The company, which just released its Advanced LED Lig...
01:31 pm EDT - Tue, November 22, 2011
Engadget Arduino kit beams low-fi Google Weather to VGA screens
Looking for another way to use that aging VGA CRT screen hogging space the closet? Try making your own dedicated weather screen by mixing together Google's meteorological data stream and some Arduino ...
12:52 pm EDT - Tue, November 22, 2011
Engadget LG Optimus EX sneaks out of its box, reminds us it's still here
Remember the Optimus EX? Not to be confused with LG's LTE flavor of smartphone, this dual-cored Android has been spotted hanging around outside its cardboard enclosure. This slab was previously reveal...
12:11 pm EDT - Tue, November 22, 2011
Engadget Exclusive: Lenovo also working on a 5-inch Android tablet, because pockets need love too
No matter how tempting the specs on Lenovo's leaked 10.1-inch tablet are, you might prefer something fairly more portable just for the sake of your regular pockets. Well, it looks like Lenovo's got yo...
11:29 am EDT - Tue, November 22, 2011
Engadget Motorola XT615 Android phone arriving in Taiwan: slim, but not RAZR-thin
Side-stepping the moody design tones of its RAZR brethren, Motorola has announced a new Android-powered smartphone for Taiwan. Measuring in at 9.8mm thin, this Gingerbread-powered slab sports the outf...
11:29 am EDT - Tue, November 22, 2011
Engadget Motorola XT615 Android phone arriving in China and Taiwan: slim, but not RAZR-thin
Side-stepping the moody design tones of its RAZR brethren, Motorola has announced a new Android-powered smartphone for Taiwan. Measuring in at 9.8mm thin, this Gingerbread-powered slab sports the outf...
10:31 am EDT - Tue, November 22, 2011
Engadget Micromouse robot completes maze in under four seconds (video)
It may not look all that mouse-like, but this so-called micromouse robot can navigate a maze unlike any other -- robot or otherwise. Built by Ng Beng Kiat, the Min7.1 bot has a top speed of 12 kilomet...
09:29 am EDT - Tue, November 22, 2011
Engadget PC Fan hack lets you scra... scra... scratch analog audio, ah-yeah (video)
Digital DJ controllers let would-be grandmasters get up to all sorts of fancy new tricks, but if you're one of those old dogs who can't be taught, then this PC-fan-come-DJ-turntable might tickle your ...
08:24 am EDT - Tue, November 22, 2011
Engadget Revamped Xbox 360 dashboard to launch on December 6th, Microsoft confirms
Earlier this month, Microsoft announced that its Xbox 360 dashboard would be getting an upgrade "in the coming days." Today, the company has clarified that statement, declaring that the revamped inter...
08:01 am EDT - Tue, November 22, 2011
Engadget Kyobo, Qualcomm make Mirasol color displays a reality, with the Kyobo eReader
Don't look now, but Mirasol has just arisen from the dead. Today, Korea's Kyobo Book Centre and Qualcomm jointly unveiled the world's first Mirasol-coated e-reader, just a few months after CEO Paul Ja...
07:08 am EDT - Tue, November 22, 2011
Engadget Lumia line to get Nokia Drive update, fully cuts the network cord
When Espoo trotted out its "first real Windows Phone," it did so with a bevy of exclusive features, one of which brought baked-in offline navigation. Since the announcement of that proud product launc...
06:15 am EDT - Tue, November 22, 2011
Engadget Lumia line to get Nokia Drive update, fully cuts the network cord
When Espoo trotted out its "first real Windows Phone," it did so with a bevy of exclusive features, one of which brought baked-in offline navigation. Since the announcement of that proud product launc...
06:15 am EDT - Tue, November 22, 2011
Engadget DisplayLink adds DVI to its USB display adapter repertoire, in Japan
Tired of all those USB to HDMI adapters? Got yourself a monitor sporting only an old-school DVI port? Well, don't worry, DisplayLink has your back... as long as you live in Japan. The cumbersomely nam...
05:31 am EDT - Tue, November 22, 2011
Engadget Samsung in 'last-stage talks' to use Google TV, will show off hardware after CES
The true second act of Google TV won't take place until new hardware hits the streets, and Reuters reports that while Samsung is still on board,it will unveil its product(s) next year at an event othe...
04:47 am EDT - Tue, November 22, 2011
Engadget Yahoo's San Francisco billboard closing up shop after more than a decade
Oh, 1999. Simpler times, those. IT departments were frantically prepping for Y2K, Jeff Bezos (or his head, at least) was named Time's "Person of the Year" and the tech bubble was getting ready to burs...
04:03 am EDT - Tue, November 22, 2011
Engadget Microsoft streamlining Windows 8 install process, promises setup in just 11 clicks
Trudging through Windows 7's upgrade process drags users through as many as four wizards, 60 windows, and more mouse clicks than anybody at Microsoft cared to count. In a recent study covering PC upgr...
03:13 am EDT - Tue, November 22, 2011
Engadget Yaskawa Electric's SmartPal VII lets you clean up grandma's house using Kinect (video)
The world's largest industrial robot manufacturer, Yaskawa Electric, wants to invade your grandmother's home. Alright, maybe invade isn't the word we're looking for, but if your Grams is anything like...
02:32 am EDT - Tue, November 22, 2011
Engadget Thanks to iOS 5, some users lose WiFi connectivity
Of all the enhancements to discover in Apple's iOS 5 upgrade, it seems that an unforeseen monster may have snuck its way into the release. We're now reading through a handful of user complaints about ...
01:51 am EDT - Tue, November 22, 2011
Engadget Fujitsu Arrows F-07D nabs 'thinnest smartphone' title, Droid Razr retorts: 'real phones have (some) curves'
Do you see that? It's the Fujitsu Arrows F-07D. Unlike some phones we won't mention, it doesn't boast about being the world's thinnest (and it doesn't come with a 10.6mm hump at one end). No, this tel...
01:14 am EDT - Tue, November 22, 2011
Engadget Square Enix Market heads to KDDI December 1st, ports the RPG addiction to Android phones
The land that begot Mario, Murakami and okonomiyaki has a lot of perks for denizens of its island chains, like special edition multi-colored consoles or Mother 3. Add to that ever-increasing list of ...
12:37 am EDT - Tue, November 22, 2011
Engadget Universal Motion Simulator: real enough to evoke panic (video)
A fighter sim just isn't realistic unless it makes you throw up and scream for your mother, which is why the sadistic folks at Australia's Deakin University created the Universal Motion Simulator. It'...
12:04 am EDT - Tue, November 22, 2011
Engadget Freaklabs' FredBoard gives the gift of hackerspace to Mothership HackerMoms
Come this (Black) Friday, it'll officially be the season for gift-giving and general family dysfunction. So, why not warm that tech-tinkering heart while heating up the creative juices of the baby-bou...
11:39 pm EDT - Mon, November 21, 2011
Engadget Galaxy Tab gets a taste of Kindle Fire, but things aren't all silky smooth
Did you jump on the bandwagon when the tablet craze hit by getting an original Galaxy Tab, but now you feel a tinge of jealousy seeing the more modern UIs on newer slates? Well, you can rid yourself o...
11:16 pm EDT - Mon, November 21, 2011
Engadget Must See HDTV (November 21st - 27th)
Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth SeriesBoth halves of the most recent edition of Doctor Who come to Blu-ray this week. Throw in the 2010 Christmas Special, a Doctor Who Confidential inside look for each...
10:54 pm EDT - Mon, November 21, 2011
Engadget DARPA to develop biometric sensor capable of seeing through walls, pulling your heartstrings
The feds may soon know the way to your heart. Literally. Earlier this month, the forward-thinkers over at DARPA announced plans to develop new technologies capable of identifying human life through wa...
10:34 pm EDT - Mon, November 21, 2011
Engadget Hackers attempt to access AT&T customer records, prompts millions to Rethink Passwords
See that door above? Well, a few fellas who know their ones and zeroes appear to have gotten close to busting down its virtual equivalent, AT&T admitted in an email to customers this morning. It t...
10:00 pm EDT - Mon, November 21, 2011
Engadget Klipsch Gallery G-17 Air soundbar review
If you'll recall, it was back at CES when we realized that AirPlay devices would be "set to explode" by this year's end -- and it's certainly proving true as a storm of new speakers have hit the marke...
09:55 pm EDT - Mon, November 21, 2011
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 5:30PM
It's Monday, and almost as regular an occurrence as the day itself, we're here to help by letting you listen into the recording booth when the Engadget HD podcast goes to mp3 at 5:30PM. Please be a pa...
09:44 pm EDT - Mon, November 21, 2011
Engadget HP releases 2011 Q4 earnings: $9.7 billion operating profit for fiscal year 2011
It hasn't been the best year for HP, what with the demise of webOS and the uncertainty surrounding its status as a PC maker. But, Meg Whitman hasn't taken the bridge of a sunken ship, though things ar...
09:44 pm EDT - Mon, November 21, 2011
Engadget HP releases Q4 2011 earnings: $9.7 billion operating profit for fiscal year
It hasn't been the best year for HP, what with the demise of webOS and the uncertainty surrounding its status as a PC maker. But, Meg Whitman hasn't taken the bridge of a sunken ship, though things ar...
09:22 pm EDT - Mon, November 21, 2011
Engadget Amazon Wireless drops all Verizon, AT&T and Sprint phones to a penny, will not be undersold
Don't be so quick to file this one under "duh!" -- Amazon's added a whole lotta sweetener to its usual smartphone-for-a-penny pot. If your frugal heart's been holding out hope for a discounted drop of...
09:01 pm EDT - Mon, November 21, 2011
Engadget Mimo Magic Touch adds 10 inches of capacitive touchscreen to your PC using only USB
We've seen monitors with touch input and displays powered only by USB, but combining both those features into a single unit would make for something truly unique. We've gotta hand it to Mimo Monitors ...
08:38 pm EDT - Mon, November 21, 2011
Engadget Google's iOS search app gets a major overhaul, brings instant goodies to iPad users
Dismayed that Google's previous iOS tablet app was merely a thin wrapper around a glorified web view? That duress ends today, as the company's just released a significant overhaul to its mobile search...
08:18 pm EDT - Mon, November 21, 2011
Engadget Sky+ app gets Series Links just in time for them to become irrelevent
Demanding American consumers make sure that if a DVR app doesn't ship with global Spotify support or HDD-managment capabilities, it's kicked to the kerb. Demure UK consumers command less respect -- we...
08:18 pm EDT - Mon, November 21, 2011
Engadget Sky+ app gets Series Links just in time for them to become irrelevant
Demanding American consumers make sure that if a DVR app doesn't ship with global Spotify support or HDD-management capabilities, it's kicked to the kerb. Demure UK consumers command less respect -- w...
07:57 pm EDT - Mon, November 21, 2011
Engadget ExoPC's 40-inch multitouch EXOdesk is coming in 2012 for $1,299 (video)
We haven't even made it to Black Friday yet, and already we're getting a taste of the futuristic swag that'll be on display at CES in January. Over the weekend, ExoPC posted a video teasing a multitou...
07:34 pm EDT - Mon, November 21, 2011
Engadget CTIA and ESRB team up on new rating system for mobile applications
Details are fairly light at the moment, but the CTIA has put out a press release today announcing that it has partnered with the Entertainment Software Rating Board (or ESRB) on a new rating system fo...
07:00 pm EDT - Mon, November 21, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus review
We've already established that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is a great tablet. Then, just recently, we summarily found that the 1.2-inch smaller Galaxy Tab 8.9 is an even better tablet -- at least for anyone w...
06:40 pm EDT - Mon, November 21, 2011
Engadget ASUS Padfone crops up in benchmark database, hides its S4 SoC out in the open
Late last spring, we got hands-on with dummy units of the Padfone and its companion dock, but aside from potential form factors and a Christmas release window, details of its glorified guts were scarc...
06:21 pm EDT - Mon, November 21, 2011
Engadget French President Nicolas Sarkozy wants to create music with a tax on ISPs
Nicolas Sarkozy is worried about the future of his country's music industry, and he's turning to French ISPs for help. Speaking alongside other G8 and G20 delegates at the Forum d'Avignon this weekend...
05:59 pm EDT - Mon, November 21, 2011
Engadget HTC Titan arrives on AT&T: pocket-straining Windows Phone for $200 on contract
While Europeans have been filling their pockets with this dark, handsome smartphone for over a month, the HTC Titan has finally stepped across the Atlantic and is up for sale on AT&T. Windows Phon...
05:38 pm EDT - Mon, November 21, 2011
Engadget Windows Phone Marketplace inches over 40,000 app mark
Windows Phone continues to shore up its app and game selection, hitting 40,000 apps in just over a year since its inception. Granted, there's still plenty of catching up to do before Microsoft's third...
05:00 pm EDT - Mon, November 21, 2011
Engadget Engadget's holiday gift guide 2011: e-readers
Welcome to the Engadget Holiday Gift Guide! We're well aware of the heartbreaking difficulties surrounding the seasonal shopping experience, so we're here to help you sort out this year's tech treasur...
04:41 pm EDT - Mon, November 21, 2011
Engadget Samsung announces WiFi-only Series 5 Chromebook, on sale now for $349
After Samsung released its Series 5 Chromebook, lots of you said you'd buy it -- if Sammy slashed the asking price in half. Well, we're not there yet, but the company did just unveil a WiFi-only versi...
04:41 pm EDT - Mon, November 21, 2011
Engadget Samsung adds another WiFi-only Series 5 Chromebook, on sale now for $349
After Samsung released its Series 5 Chromebook, lots of you said you'd buy it -- if Sammy slashed the asking price in half. Well, we're not there yet, but the company did just unveil another WiFi-only...
04:41 pm EDT - Mon, November 21, 2011
Engadget Samsung adds another WiFi-only Series 5 Chromebook, on sale now for $349 (updated)
After Samsung released its Series 5 Chromebook, lots of you said you'd buy it -- if Sammy slashed the asking price in half. Well, we're not there yet, but the company did just unveil another WiFi-only...
04:24 pm EDT - Mon, November 21, 2011
Engadget Ice Cream Sandwich supports USB mass storage after all, Galaxy Nexus does not
When we gave our first impressions of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, we were a bit taken aback by the fact that USB mass storage wasn't supported on the device, leading us to believe that it was a flaw in ...
04:11 pm EDT - Mon, November 21, 2011
Engadget Spotify wants to show us 'what's next' on November 30th
Hey, we like Spotify quite a bit already, but we're not ones to begrudge a music streaming site for working on bettering itself. The site sent out an invite this morning for an event that will be held...
03:45 pm EDT - Mon, November 21, 2011
Engadget Galaxy Nexus coming to Bell and Virgin Mobile Canada December 8th, pre-orders begin today
Time to start whoopin' and hollerin', Canada -- not only do you have a date with the Galaxy Nexus on December 8th, you can begin pre-ordering it on Bell and Virgin Mobile today. Getting your phone ord...
03:00 pm EDT - Mon, November 21, 2011
Engadget Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet review
Back in April, the Nook Color underwent a magical change of sorts: a software update that transformed the device from a color screen e-reader into an honest to goodness Android tablet. It was the comp...
02:46 pm EDT - Mon, November 21, 2011
Engadget Nook Tablet gets torn down, mysteries of the carabiner unlocked
After last week's Kindle Fire teardown, Barnes & Noble's new slate must have been quaking in its boots. The Nook Tablet just had its moment under the knife, courtesy of screw driver-packing site i...
02:22 pm EDT - Mon, November 21, 2011
Engadget Flash for Android not quite dead yet, will land on Ice Cream Sandwich by year's end
Those of you lucky enough to get your mitts on a Galaxy Nexus may have noticed something odd -- no flash in the champagne room Android Market. Turns out the latest edition of Adobe's multimedia plug-i...
02:10 pm EDT - Mon, November 21, 2011
Engadget Pogoplug lets Drobo into its Cloud, offers 10GB of 'public' storage to sweeten the deal
Do you use a Drobo for your RAID storage needs? Wish you could access that data from wherever your travels take you? Well then, wish no more! Today the company has a announced a partnership with Pogop...
01:36 pm EDT - Mon, November 21, 2011
Engadget Norwegian bookseller begins selling e-books on memory cards, for some reason (video)
Literary changes may be afoot in Norway, where one bookstore is looking to drastically revamp the e-book medium. Last week, Norwegian retailer Norli Libris announced that it would begin selling books ...
01:02 pm EDT - Mon, November 21, 2011
Engadget TRIM or RAID 0? SSD owners will no longer have to choose
Owners of multiple SSDs will be familiar with this dilemma: do you opt for RAID 0 to put all those precious GBs to use, or do you go for AHCI mode in order to gain TRIM support and maintain performanc...
12:40 pm EDT - Mon, November 21, 2011
Engadget European Galaxy Nexus owners complain of erratic volume issue (video)
Samsung's new flagship smartphone isn't having the smoothest of beginnings. The strange ROM that cropped up a few days ago turned out to be an isolated incident, but now the forums are abuzz with an a...
11:42 am EDT - Mon, November 21, 2011
Engadget STHoldings withdraws more than 200 record labels from Spotify, does so with gusto
STHoldings stormed its way out of Spotify this week, leaving only a trail of choice words in its wake. On Wednesday, the distributor boldly withdrew more than 200 of its record labels from Spotify, Rd...
10:48 am EDT - Mon, November 21, 2011
Engadget Microsoft patent aims to curb your enthusiasm in the office
You might think working for tech royalty out west is all beanbags and 20 percent time. And it might well be. But if your paychecks say Microsoft, you might want to be careful how you spend that extra ...
09:11 am EDT - Mon, November 21, 2011
Engadget Doh uses RFID and Arduino to help you remember your wallet, continues search for the 'Any Key'
If you can dream it, Arduino can help you build it -- perhaps with a dash of MakerBot thrown in for good measure. The latest homebrew project to hit the ol' inbox sounds an alarm whenever you leave a ...
07:37 am EDT - Mon, November 21, 2011
Engadget Developer creates proxy server for Siri, controls thermostat with his voice (video)
Now that Siri's protocol has been freshly dissected and laid bare for the world to behold, hackers have been busy finding ways to move Apple's personal assistant beyond the realm of the iPhone 4S. Tha...
07:03 am EDT - Mon, November 21, 2011
Engadget Google+ quietly gets trending topics, dares you to search for it
Did the addition of "What's Hot" not satiate your burning desire for real-time happenings on Google's social network? You're in luck, as Mountain View's quietly added another way to aggregate popular ...
04:53 am EDT - Mon, November 21, 2011
Engadget Hungry for Chinese yuan, Apple now accepts currency for App Store purchases
Apple made a fundamental change with its payment policy today in China, as the company now accepts the yuan for all purchases made on the App Store. Previously, customers were required to hold dual-cu...
03:01 am EDT - Mon, November 21, 2011
Engadget How would you change Sony's Tablet S?
As far as tablets go, Sony's Tablet S is about as innovative and unorthodox as it got in 2011. The Honeycomb-based device shipped with Android 3.1, and while there's no word yet on an Ice Cream Sandwi...
01:30 am EDT - Mon, November 21, 2011
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: LA Auto Show, tidal energy farm and Japan's futuristic eco-city
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.It was a big week for green cars, as Inhabitat scoured the ...
12:20 am EDT - Mon, November 21, 2011
Engadget Water pump reportedly destroyed by SCADA hackers
The FBI and DHS are investigating damage to a public water system in Springfield, Illinois, which may have been the target of a foreign cyber attack. There's no threat to public safety and criminal in...
11:23 pm EDT - Sun, November 20, 2011
Engadget Nook Tablet gets rooted, bootloader stays under lock and key
Jealous of that root-ready Kindle Fire, but not ready to trudge through the Amazon to get it? Don't worry, you can stay huddled up with your Nook Tablet and get all the device rooting you want -- with...
10:35 pm EDT - Sun, November 20, 2011
Engadget Switched On: Between a Nook and a hard place
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.In the 1988 comedy Coming to America, a blatant McDonald's rip-off named McDowell's draws the legal ire of the empire b...
09:52 pm EDT - Sun, November 20, 2011
Engadget Walmart selling Limited Edition Blue Wii for $99.96 on Black Friday
No, you aren't "losing" that thing up top -- Walmart will indeed be bringing those limited edition blue Wiis to the US of A starting this Thursday, and better still, it'll be hawking 'em for just $99....
08:46 pm EDT - Sun, November 20, 2011
Engadget Nokia's latest EDoF camera demonstrates improvement with macro shots
Nokia's second generation Extended Depth of Field (EDoF) camera was recently put through the wringer by the folks at All About Symbian, and for a technology that traditionally fails at macro shots, we...
06:28 pm EDT - Sun, November 20, 2011
Engadget Gogo announces agreement with Air China, will begin live trials in early 2012
Your somewhat boring flights between cities in China are about to get a little less boring. Wireless in-air entertainment outfit Gogo has announced that the company has reached an agreement to provide...
05:43 pm EDT - Sun, November 20, 2011
Engadget PlayStation Home lets friends watch free movies together now, UStream and radio next month
Sony's recently redesigned PlayStation Home project has always been about bringing online social experiences to the PS3 that mirror their real-world counterparts: hanging out in your apartment with fr...
03:30 pm EDT - Sun, November 20, 2011
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of November 14, 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, November 20, 2011
Engadget Lumia heads all the way to China in spring 2012, Nokia to fill the hole in their hearts
Statesiders aren't the only ones waiting on the Lumia line to launch. You can add China to the list of countries beholden to Espoo's "coming soon" promise. According to a report in Chinese magazine Gl...
12:17 pm EDT - Sun, November 20, 2011
Engadget Samsung's modified Galaxy Tab 10.1N for Germany gets examined
As you may recall from earlier this week, Samsung has started selling a slightly modified version of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in Germany to satisfy a recent court ruling, which deemed the original m...
10:21 am EDT - Sun, November 20, 2011
Engadget Turn your Kinect hack into a startup with Microsoft's Accelerator program
Wanna turn your Kinect hack into, um, money? Microsoft can help you out, now that it's teamed up with TechStars to launch the Kinect Accelerator -- a program designed to turn Kinect-based ideas into r...
09:12 am EDT - Sun, November 20, 2011
Engadget Is this Nikon's D800 DSLR?
Grab the salt shaker folks -- if Nikon Rumors is to be believed, what you're gazing at is Nikon's hotly rumored D800 DSLR. The camera is reportedly packing goodies like a massive 36 megapixel sensor c...
07:07 am EDT - Sun, November 20, 2011
Engadget Tiny Tower breaks ground on Android
Android takes another step closer to iOS's arguably superior gaming offering, adopting cult low-fi sim Tiny Tower. Froyo is the minimum requirement for the game run, but given the very dominant status...
05:06 am EDT - Sun, November 20, 2011
Engadget Apple patent application aims to keep iPhones shatter-proof with shock mounted glass
From 'smart' pens to a smarter Siri, Apple's always attempting to find new ways to improve the iPhone, and the company's latest patent application wants to keep its crack-prone glass blemish free. Apt...
04:02 am EDT - Sun, November 20, 2011
Engadget Android.com easter egg has the robot doing the moonwalk (video)
It's Easter in November! At least over at Android.com. The website's latest refresh brought us a whole lot of Ice Cream Sandwich, but the real treat's a bit of a hidden gem. Google's new site's packin...
02:52 am EDT - Sun, November 20, 2011
Engadget Ask Engadget: best DIY wireless home security (and fire) system?
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 Roger, who is just about tired ...
01:29 am EDT - Sun, November 20, 2011
Engadget 3D-printed tail hooks up with Arduino, wags the dog (video)
In the year 3000, surgeons should be able to graft animal body parts onto our willing flesh. But, let's be real, aside from a reanimated Walt Disney (ok, not really), most of us won't live to see that...
01:00 am EDT - Sun, November 20, 2011
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 113 - 11.19.2011
Everyonce in a while, a phone so huge, so spectacular, so...galactic comes along that it eclipses all other news, distracting podcast hosts to the point of almost-no-return. The Galaxy Nexus did that ...
12:13 am EDT - Sun, November 20, 2011
Engadget Say hello to the iShred, snowboarders' tribute to Steve Jobs (video)
Every third Thursday, the team at California based Signal Snowboards like to spice things up some and make something a little more outside the box. This time around the team decided on creating a fitt...
11:07 pm EDT - Sat, November 19, 2011
Engadget Freescale Home Health Hub wants to usher in the era of connected medical devices
Freescale has its little silicon hands in all sorts of things: e-readers, smartphones, tablets, even refrigerators. Now the manufacturer is looking to make a dent in the healthcare industry with a con...
10:02 pm EDT - Sat, November 19, 2011
Engadget How-to: use Google Music from anywhere (yes, outside of the United States)
Now that Google Music has finally clawed its way out of the realm of beta-ware, anybody in the US can sign up to play without an invitation. Of course, that leaves many folks out of the equation, so w...
09:13 pm EDT - Sat, November 19, 2011
Engadget Didn't get the AppleCare+ with your iPhone? Worry not, you now have 30 days to change your mind
AppleCare+, Cupertino's latest protection plan, debuted on the same day the iPhone 4S was unveiled, but anyone wanting to take advantage of the two-year warranty and accidental damage coverage wa...
08:04 pm EDT - Sat, November 19, 2011
Engadget Wave Glider robots set out to explore the seven seas, break the Guinness record
It's a bird, it's a plane, nope, it's Liquid Robotic's four Wave Gliders on a mission to snag the Guinness World Record for longest distance traveled on Earth by an automaton. Setting out today from t...
06:43 pm EDT - Sat, November 19, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile Vivacity unveiled for the UK, appears to be an adopted ZTE handset
G'morning there good lady, and who might you be? Why, she's the UK-bound T-Mobile Vivacity, which, while pretty likely to be a ZTE-born smartphone, is still keeping her specification cards close to it...
06:42 pm EDT - Sat, November 19, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile Vivacity unveiled for the UK, appears to be an adopted ZTE handset
G'morning there good lady, and who might you be? Why, she's the UK-bound T-Mobile Vivacity, which, while pretty likely to be a ZTE-born smartphone, is still keeping her specification cards close to it...
04:55 pm EDT - Sat, November 19, 2011
Engadget Sony's HMZ-T1 headset gets a DIY VR upgrade (video)
Sony's new HMZ-T1 headset may look like the virtual reality headset you always dreamed of back in the 1990s, but it's not -- at least, not out of the box. It's simply a wearable 3D display, with none ...
03:32 pm EDT - Sat, November 19, 2011
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of November 14, 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 Nove...
01:56 pm EDT - Sat, November 19, 2011
Engadget Wolfram Alpha search engine now tracks flight paths, trajectory information
If you've ever looked up in the sky and wondered where a plane might be headed, Wolfram Alpha might just know the answer. The search engine, which recently began incorporating data from the FAA can no...
12:28 pm EDT - Sat, November 19, 2011
Engadget Coda lowers price of electric sedan, sends it into production ahead of 2012 launch
Coda Automotive has set some lofty goals for its forthcoming all-electric sedan, and this week, it began pursuing them. On Tuesday, the upstart manufacturer confirmed that production of its 2012 Coda ...
10:38 am EDT - Sat, November 19, 2011
Engadget Sprint rides the Express to Budget Town, available now for $20
Do you choo-choo-choose the Sprint Express, or does it choose you? The Now Network's mixing things up this holiday season by adding its own branded device -- in reality, a reworked Huawei Boulder that...
10:35 am EDT - Sat, November 19, 2011
Engadget TV broadcasters hope to dominate the second screen with ConnecTV
No one has quite figured it out yet, but there seems to be little doubt that tablet devices have their place on the couch to serve as a second screen while American's enjoy their favorite past time --...
09:18 am EDT - Sat, November 19, 2011
Engadget Jay Leno's Chevy Volt still has original tank of gas, 11,000 miles later
What daily driver do you pick when you're rockin' a warehouse with over a hundred enviable whips? Well, if you happen to be a famous comedian named Jay Leno, apparently it's the Chevy Volt. Since proc...
08:08 am EDT - Sat, November 19, 2011
Engadget Red Incredible 2 to hit Verizon on November 24th?
Did you avoid the black original and the white redux of the Droid Incredible 2, because you wanted something just a little bit more spicy? Well, your patience may be rewarded as those dead-set on avoi...
07:25 am EDT - Sat, November 19, 2011
Engadget Bezos' New Shepard takes off and escorts itself back to the landing pad (video)
Since being awarded $22 million from NASA to develop a commercial space vehicle, Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin has been relatively quiet. There's been a couple of test flights, one of which didn't end so we...
06:04 am EDT - Sat, November 19, 2011
Engadget The AOC Aire Pro: a 23-inch IPS monitor for $199
If your battalion of bargain-hunting web bots is doing its job properly, then you should already have been alerted to AOC's new sub-$200 IPS monitor. Oh, hold on, we're the bots? Right then, here are ...
04:47 am EDT - Sat, November 19, 2011
Engadget NASA creates high-res Moon map, taunts you about your terrestrial tethers
Chances are you will never set foot on the Moon. Sorry, we don't mean to rain on your parade (alright, maybe we do), but the closest you'll ever get is looking at pictures or traipsing around Google M...
03:50 am EDT - Sat, November 19, 2011
Engadget Nintendo GameCube turns ten years dead, still in denial about the whole color purple thing
For many hardcore gamers, it wasn't so hard to say goodbye to the Big N's purple box of yesteryear. But for those of us who stuck by Nintendo's side in 2001 and embraced the quirky StarCube GameCube, ...
03:22 am EDT - Sat, November 19, 2011
Engadget Faster-than-light neutrinos are back in the game
Back in September, CERN dropped the improbable news about its faster-than-light neutrinos, causing eggheads worldwide to cry foul. Understandable really, as if true, a lot of what we think we know abo...
02:08 am EDT - Sat, November 19, 2011
Engadget Google Swiffy extension exports Flash to HTML5, ActionScript fans rejoice
If you were bummed that you'd have to pick up some new coding skills when Adobe announced that Flash for mobile was finito, cheer up friends. Harken back to the summer months when Google unveiled its ...
01:16 am EDT - Sat, November 19, 2011
Engadget SlingPlayer for Facebook is okay, Chrome(book) compatibility is better
Ready to let the world know all about your most intimate TV-viewing habits? Good, because the SlingPlayer Facebook app is now available, and prepared to do just that. Once installed, the app allows Sl...
12:53 am EDT - Sat, November 19, 2011
Engadget Netflix, Fox ready to resurrect Arrested Development as a streaming exclusive in 2013
The Bluth family has been off TV since Arrested Development was cancelled by Fox back in 2006, but after protracted rumors and a reported bidding war the show is ready to return as a Netflix-exclusive...
12:45 am EDT - Sat, November 19, 2011
Engadget Minecraft turns 1.0, digital building blocks in beta no more
Minecraft mania has been in full swing for a while now, though lately, the hullabaloo surrounding the game was about its arrival (in somewhat neutered form) on both Android and iOS. However, fans of t...
12:19 am EDT - Sat, November 19, 2011
Engadget Kingston HyperX is an SSD soul stuck in a flash drive's body (video)
Every time we get a free USB key, we wince at the memory of spending $70 on a measly four gigs back in '06. That's why a company like Kingston has to up its game with kit like the new Data Traveler Hy...
11:47 pm EDT - Fri, November 18, 2011
Engadget SMK-Link releases Wireless Ultra-Mini Touchpad Keyboard for your inner sloth
Exerting energy goes against the very fiber of our 21st century ethos -- which is why SMK-Link has come out with the Wireless Ultra-Mini Touchpad Keyboard. Available in both Mac- and PC-compatible ver...
11:18 pm EDT - Fri, November 18, 2011
Engadget Android-powered bar bot makes a mean Rob(ot) Roy (video)
iZac doesn't want to hear your sob stories. No, this Arduino-crafted bartender just wants to make cocktails, ordered through a tablet-based drinks menu. The bar patron can then place a glass on the di...
10:55 pm EDT - Fri, November 18, 2011
Engadget Show off your smartphone photog skills with Sony Ericsson's vscreens
Have you been jonesin' to show off those Epic 4G Touch camera skills on a bit bigger screen? Sony Ericsson has you covered with vscreens, a website / app combo that gets your trip to Everest on your f...
10:33 pm EDT - Fri, November 18, 2011
Engadget Who needs feet? SteelSeries Simraceway SRW-S1 steering wheel puts pedals at your fingertips
Time to face the facts -- your tiny apartment just doesn't have room for a fancy wheel and pedal setup, but clunky gamepads aren't getting you any closer to the winners circle. What's a racing fanatic...
10:00 pm EDT - Fri, November 18, 2011
Engadget Toshiba Portege Z835 review
Toshiba should know a thing or two about skinny, featherweight laptops. Back in 2007, the company unveiled the Portege R500, a 2.4-pound laptop measuring what was then an anorexic 0.77 inches (19.6mm)...
09:33 pm EDT - Fri, November 18, 2011
Engadget NVIDIA's Jen-Hsun Huang: quad-core, Tegra 3 tablets will drop to $299 in a 'couple quarters'
It's inevitable: the "latest and greatest" in tech (whatever that happens to be at the moment) always comes down in price as it makes way for something thinner, faster... better. Still, it's interesti...
09:13 pm EDT - Fri, November 18, 2011
Engadget RED Scarlet starts shipping for $9,750, first customer takes one home today
Announced at a curiously-timed event just minutes after Canon's C300 made its on-stage debut, we expected the RED Scarlet to be a hit with cinematographers the world abound. But we're perhaps even mor...
09:00 pm EDT - Fri, November 18, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 5PM ET with special guest!
It seems just like last week that we inducted a new member into the mobcast tribe, but this time we're putting a fourth musketeer on the hot seat for the week -- our special guest, Aaron Baker from Ph...
08:24 pm EDT - Fri, November 18, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Show - 027: Nokia's Stephen Elop, Qualcomm, NASA and more
Man, do we have a show for you this month. It's a veritable Thanksgiving feast of gadgety goodness. Brian and Tim kick things off by taking a looking at the Kindle Fire, Nook Tablet, Kobo Vox, a slew ...
08:03 pm EDT - Fri, November 18, 2011
Engadget OpenSUSE is 12.1 versions old, and the .1 is important
With the sea-salt whiff of Fedora 16 still hanging in the air, we now have another updated Linux distribution based on the new 3.1 kernel. OpenSUSE 12.1 offers the GNOME 3.2 shell along with KDE, Xfce...
07:31 pm EDT - Fri, November 18, 2011
Engadget DARPA tests advanced hypersonic weapon prototype, makes railgun sweat
The US Army completed testing of its hypersonic weapon yesterday, launching a test projectile across the Pacific Ocean. The glider flies at a lower trajectory than typical missiles, traveling at sever...
07:00 pm EDT - Fri, November 18, 2011
Engadget Kindle Fire vs. Nook Tablet...fight!
There seems little doubt that the Kindle Fire will prove one of the holiday season's biggest hits. At $200, the budget tablet will no doubt prove too good a deal to pass up for many consumers not read...
06:30 pm EDT - Fri, November 18, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Interview: Dr. Charlie Miller
Dr. Charlie Miller -- a man who has been covered extensively here at Engadget -- snagged a doctorate in Mathematics from the University of Notre Dame. He spent five years working on cryptography for t...
06:12 pm EDT - Fri, November 18, 2011
Engadget My Keepon: Kinect-ing hackers and goths through the art of dance (video)
If rhythm is a dancer, then My Keepon is a goth. The adorable, Snowman-like (yellow snow, in this case) bot just recently received a wallet-friendly retail debut, so join us in the not-surprised-to-se...
05:53 pm EDT - Fri, November 18, 2011
Engadget Cedar Trail Eee PCs get previewed in ASUS magazine
Today we learned that ASUS produces its own in-house magazine, stuffed full of thoughtful pieces about the company's products. This season's festive edition of Tech in Style included a holiday gift gu...
05:35 pm EDT - Fri, November 18, 2011
Engadget Ice Cream Sandwich ported to a Galaxy S II... and the people rejoice
Man, these hackers work fast. It was just earlier this week when Google released the source code for Ice Cream Sandwich, and a mere four days later the new OS has made its way onto Samsung's Galaxy S ...
05:35 pm EDT - Fri, November 18, 2011
Engadget Ice Cream Sandwich ported to a Galaxy S II... and the people rejoice (update: LG Optimus 3D too!)
Man, these hackers work fast. It was just earlier this week when Google released the source code for Ice Cream Sandwich, and a mere four days later the new OS has made its way onto Samsung's Galaxy S ...
05:00 pm EDT - Fri, November 18, 2011
Engadget Engadget's holiday gift guide 2011: printers
Welcome to the Engadget Holiday Gift Guide! We're well aware of the heartbreaking difficulties surrounding the seasonal shopping experience, so we're here to help you sort out this year's tech treasur...
04:41 pm EDT - Fri, November 18, 2011
Engadget Nokia spreads a brimful of Asha 201 across the FCC
Well, what do we have here? Looks like the Commission's "surgeons" got their rubber-gloved mitts on Espoo's pretty in pink (or is that purple?) Asha 201. Bearing the model number RM-800, the filing fo...
04:20 pm EDT - Fri, November 18, 2011
Engadget Engadget Podcast 265 - 11.18.2011
There's no better way to live out your TGIF dreams than to kick back with a stack of tablets and a a nice, tall glass of The Engadget Podcast...unless it's The Engadget Podcast with a side of Engadget...
03:58 pm EDT - Fri, November 18, 2011
Engadget Texas judge says warrantless cellphone tracking violates Fourth Amendment, saga continues
Rev up the bureaucratic turbines, because a judge in Texas has determined that warrantless cellphone tracking is indeed unconstitutional. In a brief decision issued earlier this month, US District Jud...
03:17 pm EDT - Fri, November 18, 2011
Engadget Nyko Power Grip review
There have been more than a few third-party responses to the Nintendo 3DS' notably short battery life, from grips to clips, to full-on battery replacements. Despite their best efforts, these products ...
02:59 pm EDT - Fri, November 18, 2011
Engadget iPhone case offers up literal kaleidoscope of Holga lens effects
Sometimes photo apps just don't cut it. Sometimes you want instant color filters and split image gratification. Now they're here with a turn of a dial, though it looks suspiciously like something your...
02:37 pm EDT - Fri, November 18, 2011
Engadget Rimac Automobili's Concept One supercar spotted in action, looks super (video)
Back in September, we were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the Concept One -- the first electric supercar from Croatia's Rimac Automobili. Boasting a full 1,088 horsepower and capable of going from...
02:15 pm EDT - Fri, November 18, 2011
Engadget Engadget Distro Issue 13 takes on Stephen Elop, the Kindle Fire and Lenovo's Ultrabook
This week's issue of everyone's favorite weekly magazine (we checked, it's legit), Engadget Distro, brings with it our very first Q&A, and what better subject to start things off than Mr. Stephen ...
01:50 pm EDT - Fri, November 18, 2011
Engadget FCC Fridays: November 18, 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...
01:26 pm EDT - Fri, November 18, 2011
Engadget Motorola Motokey Social set to Like Telus November 21st
We've seen the official product page of the Motokey Social, a new Facebook Phone with the special blue button, and we knew it was heading to Telus. All we needed to seal the deal was the date, and now...
01:01 pm EDT - Fri, November 18, 2011
Engadget Dell finally swaps BlackBerry smartphones for Venue Pros, now that nobody else wants one
Wouldn't you know it, but a full year after we originally reported the story, Dell has finally made good on that promise to replace its BlackBerry smartphones with the company's own Venue Pro handsets...
12:19 pm EDT - Fri, November 18, 2011
Engadget Behind Amazon's Silk browser lurks a really fast supercomputer
We were hardly shocked to see Fujitsu atop the most recent list of the world's fastest supercomputers, but perhaps more surprising is the fact that Amazon cracked the top 50, as well. Turns out, the c...
11:18 am EDT - Fri, November 18, 2011
Engadget Plextor outs M3S SSD: SATA III and an 'ironclad' five-year warranty from $199
Harken to the news of Plextor's latest 2.5-inch SSD, which beats previous offerings with three things you can't complain about: a lower price, a modest spec bump and an extra two annums beyond the usu...
10:20 am EDT - Fri, November 18, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note now available on O2 in the UK, priced at around $400
Well, that didn't take long. Less than a week after O2 announced that the Galaxy Note would be "coming soon," Samsung's 5.3-inch handset has just popped up for sale on the UK carrier's site. It's avai...
09:28 am EDT - Fri, November 18, 2011
Engadget Motorola Mobility stockholders happy with Google merger, 9 out of 10 dentists agree
The people have spoken, and they're pleased. Said people, of course, are Motorola Mobility's shareholders, who have given a seal of overwhelming approval to the company's merger with Google. The compa...
08:38 am EDT - Fri, November 18, 2011
Engadget MediaTek-powered ZTE MT73 packs TD-LTE, TD-SCDMA, GSM, dual SIM and magic dust
Here's a funny one we spotted at China Mobile's booth at Mobile Asia Congress: a ZTE Android phone powered by a MediaTek chipset that supports TD-LTE, TD-SCDMA, GSM and dual SIM! Of course, given that...
08:00 am EDT - Fri, November 18, 2011
Engadget SwiftKey X 2.2 arrives for smartphones and tablets with support for 35 languages
If you're unhappy with your current Android keyboard, TouchType would like to think that it delivers a better option. The company's popular input alternative, SwiftKey X, has just received a major upd...
07:29 am EDT - Fri, November 18, 2011
Engadget aTV Flash (black) leaves beta, grants your Apple TV media-playing super powers
We're definitely of the opinion that the dedicated devs who do all the heavy lifting so you can tweak and hack your pile of gadgets deserve a little something for their troubles. That being said, Fire...
06:49 am EDT - Fri, November 18, 2011
Engadget Archos debuts Arnova 9 G2 Android tablet, offers Gingerbread on a 9.7-inch IPS display
Archos' new Arnova 9 G2 tablet looks to be the very definition of a mixed bag. It's part of the company's budget-minded Arnova line, so it will likely be relatively inexpensive (there's still no offic...
06:04 am EDT - Fri, November 18, 2011
Engadget Official ICQ client coming to Windows Phone
Of the 100 million registered ICQ accounts, we really must wonder how many of them remain active. Still, the vintage instant messaging platform remains quite viable in some regions, and we're happy to...
04:57 am EDT - Fri, November 18, 2011
Engadget OSCar eO build finally finished, electric offroader prepares for the mountains of South America
It's been a few months since we first heard about OSCar eO and its plans to tackle the (arguably) most difficult task in motorsport: make it from the start of the Dakar Rally to the finish. Well, the ...
04:13 am EDT - Fri, November 18, 2011
Engadget Orange officially acknowledges San Francisco II's existence, set to debut late November (video)
A few days ago, Orange UK technically let the cat out of the bag with its upcoming sequel to last year's penny-pinching San Francisco, and it's finally ready to give us more than just the Help & S...
03:33 am EDT - Fri, November 18, 2011
Engadget Gametel Android controller steals the spotlight from Xperia Play, threatens to be vaporware
Xperia Play, Schmaschmeria Play -- who needs it? Fructel's got an Android add-on that does away with Sony Ericsson's slider niche. The folks over at Pocket Gamer recently got hands-on time with this c...
02:37 am EDT - Fri, November 18, 2011
Engadget Android.com update introduces Ice Cream Sandwich on phones and tablets
With the Galaxy Nexus reaching customer's hands today and bringing Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich along with it, the official site has been updated with the usual lists of features and brief walkthrou...
02:14 am EDT - Fri, November 18, 2011
Engadget Google rolling out music purchases to some Android phones, Music app to Google TV
Just as Google promised, the Android Market is now slinging the tunes on select devices. Our OG Incredible's already received the update and we've received multiple reports from folks rocking HTC's EV...
01:23 am EDT - Fri, November 18, 2011
Engadget Sony's PlayStation 3 marks its fifth anniversary
Five years may be a long time for most gadgets and consumer electronics, but you could argue that's just when video game consoles really hit their prime. Reaching that mark today is the Sony PlayStati...
12:38 am EDT - Fri, November 18, 2011
Engadget The LEO business computer: 6,000 valves, 2KB memory, one happy birthday (video)
The world's first business computer just had blow-out bash to celebrate the 60th year since its inception, courtesy of some timely sponsorship from Google. LEO was your classic room-filling clunkfest,...
11:55 pm EDT - Thu, November 17, 2011
Engadget Some iPhone 4S owners reporting ominous 'No SIM card installed' messages
Could it be that Apple's latest smartphone is plagued with a troubling design flaw? Just ask the handful of iPhone 4S users who've experienced issues with their SIM cards, and they'll tell you this is...
11:26 pm EDT - Thu, November 17, 2011
Engadget IBM sees stacked silicon sitting in fluid as the way to power future PCs
Generally, the combination of microchips, electricity and fluids is usually considered an incredibly bad thing. IBM, however, thinks it can combine those three to make super small and super powerful c...
11:00 pm EDT - Thu, November 17, 2011
Engadget FXI's Cotton Candy could turn every screen you own into a cloud client
It's a truth universally acknowledged, that a user in possession of a good number of devices must be in want of a unified way to use them all. As it stands, that mythical interface doesn't exist; but ...
10:34 pm EDT - Thu, November 17, 2011
Engadget PayPal Facebook app lets you send money and greetings to friends, only takes 2.9-percent cut of your 'free' e-card
Well, this certainly seems like a no-brainer for PayPal. The company just launched a Facebook app that lets you send money to anyone on your friends list, with the usual list of terms and conditions i...
10:08 pm EDT - Thu, November 17, 2011
Engadget Nook Tablet forgets to use protection, lets outside apps in
In the annals of history, the scrappy fight betwixt the megaliths of e-reading and their respective tablet progeny will yield an underground victor. Much like the sleepy hacker hit that was the Nook C...
09:46 pm EDT - Thu, November 17, 2011
Engadget DOSBox ported to BlackBerry PlayBook, brings MS-DOS and Windows 3.11 to QNX (video)
So, BBM and a native email client for the BlackBerry PlayBook would be nice, but what we have today is a step in a completely different direction. DOSBox, everyone's favorite open-source x86 emulator,...
09:30 pm EDT - Thu, November 17, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live tonight at 5PM!
We're back! And we've managed to track down Tim this time! Fresh off of another Engadget Show, Tim and Brian will be joined yet again by gdgt's Peter Rojas. And, there will be video. Follow along afte...
09:00 pm EDT - Thu, November 17, 2011
Engadget Samsung Focus S review
The deluge of Mango devices isn't over yet. Hot on the heels of the Lumia 800, the Titan, Radar and the wallet-friendly Focus Flash comes the Samsung Focus S. There's not a whole lot of mystery to Sam...
08:35 pm EDT - Thu, November 17, 2011
Engadget Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus hits the FCC sporting AT&T-compatible HSPA+
So, you dig what Sammy is doing with Honeycomb on the 10.1 and the 8.9, but you're looking for something a little smaller. The Note has struck your interest, but perhaps its dimensions are just a tad ...
08:11 pm EDT - Thu, November 17, 2011
Engadget Panasonic wants to visit Europe (again), show off its smartphone wares
Although we've still seen none of Panasonic's Android family outside of Japan, a new rumor suggests that the company is seeking out a PR agency to help big up its latest smartphone offerings across th...
07:46 pm EDT - Thu, November 17, 2011
Engadget Head-mounted AR trainer is another Star Trek prop come to life (video)
Those of you familiar with the Dominion headsets from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine will probably guess exactly what this wearable AR system does from the picture alone. Japan's institute of Advanced Ind...
07:24 pm EDT - Thu, November 17, 2011
Engadget Minecraft arrives to mine your wallets on iOS
Those who sit inside the Venn diagram of iOS users and Minecraft fans have been missing out on all the love. They watched with envious eyes as the mobile edition of the world-building game launched on...
07:00 pm EDT - Thu, November 17, 2011
Engadget IRL: Verizon SCH-LC11 LTE hotspot, Sennheiser CXC 700 headphones and the Xperia Arc
Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment.It's that tim...
06:47 pm EDT - Thu, November 17, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry Playbook gets massive, temporary $300 price cut in Canada
So, PlayBooks haven't exactly been flying off the shelves... anywhere. Not even in RIM's native Canada. But that might actually change over the nex few days as BestBuy, Walmart, Staples and Future Sho...
06:32 pm EDT - Thu, November 17, 2011
Engadget Honda Fit EV goes lease-only for 2012, should hit US next summer for $399 per month (video)
If you're looking to buy a car to keep around for the long-haul (200,000 miles, anyone?), then Honda should probably near the top of your list. That's why we're a bit surprised to see that next year's...
06:18 pm EDT - Thu, November 17, 2011
Engadget iBuyPower intros Chimera 4 line, looks to set WoW ablaze
In need of a new liquid cooled gaming tower to help you incinerate those pesky adversaries? Perhaps you're just a fan of the fire motif? Either way, iBuyPower has introduced its new batch of fire star...
06:00 pm EDT - Thu, November 17, 2011
Engadget Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ first impressions (video)
Wow... The Galaxy Nexus. It's finally here, in our eager little hands, and it's delicious -- just like Ice Cream Sandwich, in fact. Our review unit is the same unlocked HSPA+ version we briefly p...
05:48 pm EDT - Thu, November 17, 2011
Engadget Huawei Honor shipping in December to select markets
Next month may be a long December, but we've got reason to believe that this year will be better than the last -- if you've been digging the scoop on the Huawei Honor, anyways. The device, with its co...
05:29 pm EDT - Thu, November 17, 2011
Engadget Kobo Vox unboxing and hands-on (video)
Kobo is something of a perpetual underdog. That may well change, after Rakuten acquisition of the company goes through, but for now, it's still a small organization battling giants like Amazon, Barnes...
05:00 pm EDT - Thu, November 17, 2011
Engadget Engadget's holiday gift guide 2011: fun stuff!
Welcome to the Engadget Holiday Gift Guide! We're well aware of the heartbreaking difficulties surrounding the seasonal shopping experience, so we're here to help you sort out this year's tech treasur...
04:36 pm EDT - Thu, November 17, 2011
Engadget Roku planning to bring set-top boxes to Canada, UK in early 2012
It's been a big year for Roku. The streaming content box manufacturer launched its Roku 2 HD, XD and XS this summer, with a $50 LT model coming just last month. Now, the Netflix / HBO Go / Angry Birds...
04:11 pm EDT - Thu, November 17, 2011
Engadget Skype Beta for Mac and Windows adds Facebook-to-Facebook calling, monitor tans to get even darker
Because your friends are your Facebook, Skype's deepening its integration with the social network and making video chats to your roster of pals possible from within its own app. The popular VoIP servi...
03:30 pm EDT - Thu, November 17, 2011
Engadget How an AT&T smartphone comes to life: behind the scenes (part two)
By now, you're probably getting a pretty good idea at what goes into the development of a groundbreaking smartphone. In part one we followed the development of the Motorola Atrix 4G, discussing the pr...
03:18 pm EDT - Thu, November 17, 2011
Engadget Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface available for pre-order in 23 countries, expected to ship in 2012
Microsoft's Surface hasn't exactly exploded on the sales figure front, but with next-gen model pricing estimated at $7,600 $8,400 and limited availability, we're not surprised that the table of the fu...
03:03 pm EDT - Thu, November 17, 2011
Engadget Google confirms Verizon's LTE Galaxy Nexus dimensions and specifications
Four zillion new Galaxy Nexus promo videos not enough to sate your appetite for superphones? We hear ya. Google's specifications portal just went live for Verizon's looming LTE version of the world's ...
02:29 pm EDT - Thu, November 17, 2011
Engadget Next Issue Media strikes deals with more Android tablet makers ahead of full launch
After launching its digital newsstand for the Galaxy Tab earlier this year, Next Issue Media is now looking to expand to other Android tablets, as well. The company, which was founded by a quintet of ...
01:58 pm EDT - Thu, November 17, 2011
Engadget Verizon-branded, LTE-enabled Galaxy Nexus confirmed in official Google video
Say, what's this? A 4G LTE-enabled Galaxy Nexus with a Verizon Wireless logo on the back? Certainly is, and it's being discovered this morning in a series of overview / getting started videos hosted u...
01:44 pm EDT - Thu, November 17, 2011
Engadget Google Checkout merges with Google Wallet, completing the inevitable
In a move that has "common sense" written all over it, the folks over at Mountain View have decided to merge Google Checkout with Google Wallet. The marriage hardly comes as a surprise, considering th...
01:22 pm EDT - Thu, November 17, 2011
Engadget Blackberry Bold 9790 cleared for landing in Canada, Roger(s)
RIM's reduced re-imagining of the Bold 9930 is barely out of the starting blocks, but Canadian carrier Rogers is promising to have the Bold 9790 ready for the native BB faithful before the end of the ...
01:00 pm EDT - Thu, November 17, 2011
Engadget Fanny Wang lets you make your headphones as ugly as you want
Making it big in the headphone industry isn't always about sound quality, sometimes you just have to be loud. The folks at Fanny Wang have that covered, offering up some wildly colored cans to help th...
12:35 pm EDT - Thu, November 17, 2011
Engadget First happy Galaxy Nexus customer isn't so happy, wants to exchange it
Well, this is awkward. Samsung's PR team tweeted the above picture of Alex Ioannou as he officially became the first person to pick up a Galaxy Nexus in the UK. But Alex just got in touch to tell us t...
12:35 pm EDT - Thu, November 17, 2011
Engadget First happy Galaxy Nexus customer isn't so happy, wants to exchange it (update: replacement works fine)
Well, this is awkward. Samsung's PR team tweeted the above picture of Alex Ioannou as he officially became the first person to pick up a Galaxy Nexus in the UK. But Alex just got in touch to tell us t...
12:28 pm EDT - Thu, November 17, 2011
Engadget Orange hopes to drive smartphone sales with three Facebook phones, two seem kinda dumb
Orange is unhappy. The company cites that of its new phone sales, nearly half are feature phones. While the statistic isn't exactly a shocker, the French telecom believes it can do better. In an effor...
12:00 pm EDT - Thu, November 17, 2011
Engadget Navigon 2.0 arrives for iPhone with new name, lets users download maps by state (video)
Navigation junkies have been pining for Navigon's latest MobileNavigator application ever since our sneak preview at CTIA, but that wait is now over -- at least for iPhone constituents. To mark its ar...
11:55 am EDT - Thu, November 17, 2011
Engadget ASUS' Origami-like Transformer Prime Smart Cover hits Amazon, sporting luxurious folds
The Eee Pad Transformer Prime has yet to start shipping, but when it does, you'll be able to wrap it up in this specialized Smart Cover, from ASUS. Spotted on Amazon's German site, this Origami-like a...
11:30 am EDT - Thu, November 17, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile increases 21Mbps and 42Mbps HSPA+ footprint, blankets the nation in faux-G
Faux-G or 4G -- whatever you choose to call it, T-Mobile's sprinkling more of that mobile might to its subs across the nation. The carrier's just expanded the footprint of its 42Mbps flavor of HSPA&pl...
11:01 am EDT - Thu, November 17, 2011
Engadget ASUS U32U with Fusion innards surfaces online, likely coming to the US for $449 and up
No, it's not a Zenbook, but for those of you not in the mood to spend $1,000-plus on your next laptop, it looks like ASUS will soon be selling something at a more... palatable price point. The U32U's ...
10:57 am EDT - Thu, November 17, 2011
Engadget Amazon releases Kindle Fire source code, devs figure out how to install Android Market
The Kindle Fire's nascent hacking community is heating up, now that Amazon has released the source code for its new Android tablet. Homebrewers, of course, will first have to root the device before tw...
10:09 am EDT - Thu, November 17, 2011
Engadget Ice Cream Sandwich coming to Galaxy S II, Samsung UK confirms
Here's some exciting, if somewhat unsurprising news for Galaxy S II devotees: Samsung's UK outpost has just confirmed that the handset will indeed receive an upgrade to Android 4.0, delectably known a...
10:01 am EDT - Thu, November 17, 2011
Engadget Warner Bros. signs distribution deal with Lovefilm, ahead of Netflix's UK arrival
With Netflix creeping ever closer to its UK doorstep, Lovefilm is readying its defense -- beginning with Warner Bros. Today, the Amazon-owned streaming and rental service announced a new, multi-year p...
09:24 am EDT - Thu, November 17, 2011
Engadget Verizon begins collecting user data for targeted ads, is kind enough to offer 'opt-out' escape route
Verizon still wants to collect your personal information, but it'll understand if you decide to opt out. Really, it's cool. No hard feelings. The provider said as much yesterday, in an e-mail titled "...
08:02 am EDT - Thu, November 17, 2011
Engadget SIM-based NFC gains global support from 45 mobile carriers, all huddled around GSMA's standard
You knew that NFC hardware can be embedded into SIM cards, right? Right? Regardless of whether you've been paying attention, the practice is about to become a whole lot more common, as 45 of the world...
06:47 am EDT - Thu, November 17, 2011
Engadget Sprint plans Emergency Alert messaging system in New York City, claims this is only a test
Know those emergency alerts that always seem to crop up when your sports team of choice is about to score a crucial goal? Yeah, well they're headed to a Sprint phone near you, signature auditory tone ...
05:54 am EDT - Thu, November 17, 2011
Engadget Visa aims at developing countries with new international prepaid mobile payment service
Shortly after announcing its new digital wallet service V.me for developed markets, Visa also made a presence at Mobile Asia Congress in Hong Kong to promote its new prepaid mobile money platform aime...
04:57 am EDT - Thu, November 17, 2011
Engadget Sports Fans Coalition intends to lobby against NFL blackouts
We know how it is, you have a big HDTV and inexpensive adult beverages at home and you just don't feel compelled to spend the bucks to go to the game in these tough economic times. We feel for you, bu...
04:04 am EDT - Thu, November 17, 2011
Engadget Sony starts making NEX and SLT cameras again, following Thai floods
DPReview reports that Sony has resumed production of its SLT and NEX cameras, which may include the NEX-7 and A65 cameras, after two of its three main manufacturing plants in Thailand were hit by extr...
03:08 am EDT - Thu, November 17, 2011
Engadget Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook with Intel Core i7 can be yours now, SSD in tow
If we got your Spidey senses tingling when we put the Core i5 powered Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook through the wringer, you can now snag an i7 model. Need a quick refresher? The 13.3-inch beaut tips the s...
02:02 am EDT - Thu, November 17, 2011
Engadget Hands-on with Google Music MP3 store for web and the new Music app
By now, most of us are familiar with Google Music, but as Mountain View just outed its new tunes purchasing platform, we had to try it out for ourselves. It's a painless process, particularly for thos...
01:42 am EDT - Thu, November 17, 2011
Engadget Toyota to unveil Prius C, hydrogen and electric hybrid concepts at 2012 Tokyo Motor Show
If there's one absolute truth to cars, it's this: next year's models will generally make you regret the one you just bought. Over at the Tokyo Motor Show, this standard will probably hold true, with T...
01:14 am EDT - Thu, November 17, 2011
Engadget Samsung Omnia W slides through FCC with North American 3G support
The Omnia W isn't exactly a stranger among Julius Genachowski's minions, whom first laid eyes upon the device back in October, but apparently, that first round of scrutiny just wasn't enough. That's r...
12:46 am EDT - Thu, November 17, 2011
Engadget TP-Link Portable 3G Wireless N Router fits in your pocket, draws power from USB
Sure, we may be fast approaching the 12th year of the 21st century, but as you may have noticed, planet Earth has yet to be coated in a warm, fuzzy blanket of WiFi. And yes, we're just as befuddled as...
12:18 am EDT - Thu, November 17, 2011
Engadget SparkFun announces $80 Electric Sheep development board for Android accessories
Looking for an alternative to the Google-approved Android Development Kit? Then you now have another fairly inexpensive option to consider courtesy of SparkFun. It's officially announced its new Elect...
11:54 pm EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget Microsoft Xbox 360 successor rumored to arrive in 2012, make an appearance at CES?
Go get the salt... it's Xbox rumor time! Today, we're hearing that Microsoft's Xbox 360 successor may be hitting stores in late 2012, according to Edge, with an initial announcement possibly to come a...
11:33 pm EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget Qualcomm announces Snapdragon S4 Liquid mobile development platform tablet on The Engadget Show, we go hands-on (video)
At its investor conference earlier today, Qualcomm unveiled a variety of new Snapdragon processors to join its recently-announced MSM8960 S4 chip. But we got an exclusive first look at the 8960 in New...
11:06 pm EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget Donna and Carla plan to kick Belle out of the Nokia ball, promise not to be Symbian's last dance
Nokia may have signed a pledge of mobile allegiance to Windows Phone, but that doesn't mean its Symbian faithful have to play the part of the spurned lover. Espoo still sees a future for users of its ...
10:46 pm EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget Google Music available on T-Mobile devices, track purchases can be direct billed
T-Mobile just announced at Google's "These Go To Eleven" event that it will enable tracks purchased through Google Music to be direct billed to its subscribers. Exclusive content will also be availabl...
10:42 pm EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget Google Music Artist Hub helps musicians promote, sell music
Thought Google Music was just for artists signed to the big three or 23 indie labels? Turns out the company's extending a hand to unsigned artists as well with Google Music Artist Hub. The DIY like so...
10:42 pm EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget Google Music Artist Hub helps musicians promote, sell music (video)
Thought Google Music was just for artists signed to the big three or one of 23 indie labels? Turns out the company's extending a hand to unsigned artists as well with Google Music Artist Hub. The DIY-...
10:34 pm EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget Google partners with Universal, EMI, Sony Music, 23 independent labels on Google Music, scores exclusive content
A music store isn't much without plenty of music, and Google's new offering launched with some big backing today. The company is partnering with Universal, EMI, Sony Music and no less than 23 independ...
10:30 pm EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Show is live, here at 6:00PM ET!
It's hard to believe that it's been a month already, but our Sith lord capes are at the dry cleaners, and we're ready for November's show -- and what a show it is! We'll be live tonight at 6PM ET, and...
10:16 pm EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget Google Music drops beta, MP3 store and Google+ integration along for the ride
Been dutifully uploading music to Mountain View's cloud since Google I/O? Might want hit pause for just a sec, while you tune to Google's beat here in Los Angeles, as it's just gone and launched its o...
10:16 pm EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget Google Music drops beta, MP3 store and Google+ integration along for the ride (updated)
Google partners with Universal, EMI, Sony Music, 23 independent labels on Google Music, scores exclusive contentGoogle Music available on T-Mobile devices, track purchases can be direct billedGoogle M...
10:12 pm EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget Google: 200 million Android devices activated, over 550,000 activated everyday
Here at the "These Go To Eleven" event, Google announced that Android activations thus far have surpassed 200 million devices. That's over 550,000 activations per day, which is 50,000 more than June's...
09:53 pm EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget Google's Android 'These Go To Eleven' liveblog from Los Angeles!
This is it! You've arrived! But it's a little early. Fret not, though, as you can bookmark this very page and return at the time shown below in order to join in on the liveblogging mayhem. We'll be br...
09:38 pm EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget Acer A700 and A701 tabs leak on support site, sporting Tegra 3 and full HD displays
Don't think that ASUS is going to be having all of the Tegra 3 fun by itself, Acer appears to have a pair of Iconia-branded tabs on the way also sporting NVIDIA's quad-core mobile chip. The A700 and A...
09:31 pm EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget AT&T in talks to offer Nokia's Windows Phones
It's apparently not a done deal just yet, but Bloomberg is reporting that AT&T is currently in negotiations to offer at least one Nokia Windows Phone sometime next year. That word comes straight f...
09:24 pm EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget HTC Mozart and HD7 go back to grade school, learn how to Internet Share
The ability to use your Windows Phone as a mobile hotspot was originally an exclusive feature extended only to brand new Mango devices, but we're now beginning to see Internet Sharing pop up on the HT...
09:08 pm EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget Vision Research unveils compact, super slo-mo Miro M110, M120 and M310 cams
Of all the cinematographic tricks in the book, few are as effective and primal as super slo-mo, and few names are as synonymous with the time-stretching tech as Vision Research. The company behind the...
08:43 pm EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget Google, Facebook, Twitter and others speak out against the Stop Online Piracy Act
Earlier today, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act (or SOPA) which, depending on who you ask, is either a means to stop piracy and copyright infringemen...
08:14 pm EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget Belkin's Live Action camera accessories should be in the middle of your picture, lyin' in the reeds
Belkin is making it easier for you to turn your iPhone into a real camera. The LiveAction Camera Grip is made of rich corinthian leather soft touch plastic and connects to your iPhone 4, 4S or iPod to...
07:44 pm EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget j5create makes new Wormholes to cross the device divide, share things
j5create has updated its range of foolproof cross-device sharing accessories (prior model shown above) that bridge the gap between Mac, PC and even Android tablets through USB. The Wormhole Keyboard/M...
07:21 pm EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget Apple patents workflow sharing using NFC, because it's never too late
Two things that are guaranteed to mess with your brain: playing the oboe and reading dense Apple patent applications. You do find the occasional gem, but often you'll read scores of pages only to disc...
07:00 pm EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Show is live tonight with Nokia's Stephen Elop, Qualcomm, NASA and more!
The Engadget Show! It's tonight! Live at 6PM ET! If you're not lucky enough to join us in-person at our NYC studio, you can follow along online. Just set your browsers here.It's almost crazy how much ...
06:48 pm EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget Gmail app for iOS returns to the App Store, promises to stay this time
It looks like you can put any any fears of the short-lived Gmail iOS app going the way of the BlackBerry app to rest. Google has just announced that the app has returned to the App Store, and it promi...
06:42 pm EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget Samsung modifies tablet to satisfy German ruling, begins selling Galaxy Tab 10.1N
Sick of those trips across the border to smuggle a banned Galaxy Tab 10.1 into Germany? Samsung has come to the rescue, modifying its familiar Honeycomb tablet to work around the injunction issued in ...
06:42 pm EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget Samsung modifies tablet to satisfy German ruling, begins selling Galaxy Tab 10.1N (update: Samsung speaks)
Sick of those trips across the border to smuggle a banned Galaxy Tab 10.1 into Germany? Samsung has come to the rescue, modifying its familiar Honeycomb tablet to work around the injunction issued in ...
06:23 pm EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget Kindle Fire crept through FCC checks in September, wore a disguise
The Kindle Fire's now out there, but it had managed to tick all those FCC boxes a few months back. Registering the device under the exotic-sounding Okakopa company, the "tablet device' kept its cards ...
06:00 pm EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget ZTE Light Tab 2 hands-on: another 7-inch phone to stuff your generous pocket
Following the likes of Samsung's original Galaxy Tab, here's yet another option for fans of comically-sized phones: the ZTE Light Tab 2, an obvious follow-up to the original Light. In fact, this 7-inc...
05:39 pm EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget Visa dubs upcoming digital wallet service 'V.me,' looks to differentiate product line
You may be using a Visa digital wallet next year, even if the brand name says otherwise (my Visa account was hacked twice in the past 18 months to procure vast amounts of premium shampoo and Xbox Live...
05:00 pm EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget Engadget's holiday gift guide 2011: desktops
Welcome to the Engadget Holiday Gift Guide! We're well aware of the heartbreaking difficulties surrounding the seasonal shopping experience, so we're here to help you sort out this year's tech treasur...
04:40 pm EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget Digital downloads bring UltraViolet one step closer to being useful
The dream of being able to buy a movie once and watch it anywhere promised by UltraViolet still seems impossible, but adding digital downloads to Flixster does bring it one step closer. Of course bein...
04:18 pm EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget iPhone 4S sashays its way to India, up for pre-order this week
They're pumped. You're pumped. Everyone's pumped. Why? Because the iPhone 4S is coming to India, that's why. According to the Times of India, Apple's latest handset will be available on November 25th ...
03:58 pm EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget Ice Cream Sandwich-based CyanogenMod 9 in the works, slated for January release
Ice Cream Sandwich's source code has just been unleashed, which means it's time for the folks over at CyanogenMod to saddle up the horses, and get to work. In a Twitter post published on Tuesday, the ...
03:43 pm EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget Google's 'These Go To Eleven' Android event starts at 5PM ET, get your liveblog here!
It's just about that time, kids. And by "that time," we mean "time for Google to pull some kind of LA-themed rabbit out of an LA-based hat." The Mountain View monster has rolled down I-5 today in orde...
03:27 pm EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry design chief says 2012 phones will be 'charming, whimsical and fun'
Todd Wood, RIM's senior vice president of industrial design has teased next year's BlackBerry handsets, describing them as "charming, whimsical and fun." Admittedly, those last two words aren't closel...
03:00 pm EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget Nook Tablet limits internal storage for non-B&N purchased content to 1GB
Well, this is definitely a bummer. Barnes & Noble has spent a fair amount of time talking up all of the Nook Tablet's internal advantages over the Kindle Fire, a list that includes 16GB of storage...
02:44 pm EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget CRTC rules against traffic-based internet billing, small ISPs celebrate
Chalk one up for the little guy, because Canada's telecom regulator has finally come down in favor of independent ISPs. Earlier this week, the CRTC ruled that major providers will not be able to bill ...
02:44 pm EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget CRTC rules against traffic-based internet billing, touts 'flexibility' for small ISPs
Chalk one up for the little guy, because Canada's telecom regulator has finally come down in favor of independent ISPs -- ostensibly, at least. Earlier this week, the CRTC ruled that major providers w...
02:21 pm EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget Boxee Box Live TV dongle shipping for $49 in January 2012, pre-orders open today
No point in hiding in plain view, eh? Boxee has just affirmed that the leaked Live TV dongle is legit, and it'll be splashing down on North American shores in January. The Boxee Box Live TV dongle wil...
02:11 pm EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget Qualcomm announces a slew of new Snapdragon processors, upgrades, mobile games
It's shaping up to be a busy morning for Qualcomm. The San Diego-based mobile chipmaker issued a bunch of announcements today, including a number of additions to its S4 line of next-generation process...
02:03 pm EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget Intel's gettin' kinda heavy, it's got the power, gonna break your heart
Intel spent most of yesterday standing in the bar at the SC11 conference showing off the size of its computing prowess. Admittedly, it's on a roll; the Xeon E5 processor powers ten of the Top 500 supe...
01:38 pm EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget Nokia Lumia 800 hits UK stores, preorder demand leaves Orange UK glowing
As Nokia's first Windows Phone lights up shop fronts across Britain, Orange has informed us that the Lumia 800 has attracted the most attention it's ever seen for a Nokia device. Based on preorders, t...
01:19 pm EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget University gets $188 million AMD-based supercomputer, free copy of Norton
It used to be that you only needed a bachelor's degree and elbow patches to be taken seriously as an academic, but now it's all about that 50-petaflop supercomputer with 500 petabytes of storage whirr...
01:00 pm EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget Vizio's M-Series Theater 3D TVs are officially available, at last
Last CES Vizio announced a slew of new LCD HDTVs with its passive glasses-compatible Theater 3D capabilities and Vizio Internet Apps built in, and now it's finally ready to announced the M-series midr...
12:32 pm EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget Robotic bear pillow stops your snoring by gently mauling your face (video)
Looking to stop snoring? What you need is Jusui-Kun, a robot bear that paws your face while you're sleeping. Okay, it's more of a "gentle tickling," according to the bear's creators. The key is to get...
11:33 am EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget Kindle Fire gets rooted with 'one click,' paves the way for Amazonian adventures
Yesterday, we saw the Kindle Fire get ripped apart. Today, it's been rooted. The solution comes courtesy of a user lovingly known as "death2all11o," who posted the "1-click' recipe to Android Forums e...
10:39 am EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget Researchers increase charging capacity, speed of lithium ion batteries by a factor of ten
It's not every day that we get to write about advancements in battery technology -- much less one as potentially groundbreaking as what a group of engineers at Northwestern University claim to have pu...
09:46 am EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget RIM: 'We're committed to the keyboard'
With all the gossip about BBX screens becoming more tablet-like and the rumored BlackBerry 'London' being QWERTY-less, lovers of the physical keyboard can be forgiven for getting antsy. Hey, we feel i...
08:31 am EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget Nokia to release Windows 8 tablets this June, top drawer Lumia in the works?
There's some intriguing Nokia news coming out of France this morning, thanks to Paul Amsellem, head of the company's Gallic outpost. In a recent interview with Parisian daily Les Echos, Amsellem descr...
07:24 am EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget WiFi Direct and DLNA get friendly, make streaming media a little bit easier
DLNA and WiFi Direct are both pretty sweet technologies on their own but, together, they offer the promise of simple, wireless media streaming without the need for that pesky router middleman. The Dig...
06:18 am EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget Kobo partners with Rdio to pre-load app on Vox tablet
Amazon and Barnes & Noble aren't the only companies touting some high-profile apps for their Android-based tablets. Kobo has now also announced a partnership with Rdio, which will see the latter c...
05:03 am EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget HP Folio 13 Ultrabook official: starts at $900 with a 128GB SSD and backlit keyboard (hands-on)
And just like that, HP joined the Ultrabook party. After announcing the Folio in Australia yesterday, the company went and made it official here in the states too. And man, do we get the feeling the o...
05:02 am EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget HP redesigns its Envy laptops, announces the Envy 15, 17 and 17 3D (video)
Just last month, we off-handedly said that HP's Envy laptops were among the most shameless MacBook impersonations we've seen. Looks like we spoke too soon: the company just introduced a redesigned Env...
05:01 am EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget HP Wireless Audio streams audio from your PC, arrives next month for $100 (video)
Yep, HP's on a tear today. In addition to unleashing a trio of redesigned Envy laptops, a refreshed dm4 and one aggressively priced Ultrabook, it has some news to share on the accessories front. The o...
05:01 am EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget HP redesigns its Envy laptops, announces the Envy 15, 17 and 17 3D (video)
Just last month, we off-handedly said that HP's Envy laptops were among the most shameless MacBook impersonations we've seen. Looks like we spoke too soon: the company just introduced a redesigned Env...
05:01 am EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget HP refreshes the Pavilion dm4 with a subwoofer, unveils requisite Beats Edition
It's shaping up to be a wild day for HP: in addition to revamping its Envy laptops and announcing its first Ultrabook, the outfit went and refreshed the mid-range Pavilion dm4. While it has the same m...
05:01 am EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget HP Folio 13 Ultrabook official: starts at $900 with a 128GB SSD and backlit keyboard (hands-on)
And just like that, HP joined the Ultrabook party. After announcing the Folio in Australia yesterday, the company went and made it official here in the states too. And man, do we get the feeling the o...
04:04 am EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry Curve 9380 hands-on (video)
We found it hard to get excited over that other recent QWERTY-less BlackBerry, but we've swallowed a lungful of fresh air and approached this new 3.2-inch, 800MHz Curve 9380 with an open mind. It's th...
03:14 am EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget Square adds customer loyalty and printable receipts to the mobile payment mix
In case you haven't been paying attention, Square, the company that allows vendors to accept payments from various mobile devices, is starting to become a big deal. Now reporting days with over $11 mi...
02:46 am EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget Nook Newsstand getting Cond Nast publications (except Vogue)
After all of our tablet stories, the first question people ask is "But will it run Vogue?" Fortunately for all of you who are desperate to strike a pose and let your bodies move to the music, it won't...
02:21 am EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget ThinkPad X130e spotted again, toughs it out with strengthened body and three CPU options
Lenovo may have prematurely revealed its forthcoming ThinkPad refreshes, the X1 Hybrid and the X130e, but venture over to PCHome and you'll spot a few extra tidbits on the product pages there. Specifi...
01:50 am EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 274 - 11.15.2011
Sure there's plenty of TV biz, connected TV, and social networking on the docket for this week's episode, but stay tuned for a special throwback segment as we talk HDTV tech both past and future. The ...
01:24 am EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget Nook Tablet comes off the shelves one day early for one lucky customer
Now, we can't promise you'll have the same luck as our fortunate tipster if you wander out to your local Barnes & Noble, but it does seem that at least one location is handing over Nook Tablets a ...
01:02 am EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet unboxing and hands-on (video)
Look what we got in our grubby hands -- it's the new Nook Tablet, Barnes & Noble's attempt to elbow in on this holiday season's crowded tablet landscape. At $249, the slate is being positioned as ...
12:35 am EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget The North Face announces Avalanche Airbag Safety System (ABS) vest and pack, we go hands-on (video)
Imagine hitting the slopes for the ultimate free ride down the edge of a cliff. Now picture being caught in an avalanche with only a shovel to free you from hundreds of pounds of snow -- the odds don'...
12:12 am EDT - Wed, November 16, 2011
Engadget Optimus 3D Gingerbread update coming, world shrugs, stares wistfully at Ice Cream Sandwich
So we thought an update was coming last month, but like those three-dimensional phantasms the Optimus 3D is capable of conjuring, it appears it wasn't really there. LG now plans to lump the 2D to 3D a...
11:52 pm EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget Sony may be preparing an internet-based cable TV alternative
We've officially entered the silly season of pre-CES rumors, so take this with a grain of salt, but the Wall Street Journal reports Sony has approached "several big media companies" about distributing...
11:44 pm EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget Insert Coin: SeeMeCNC H-1 cuts entry price to the world of 3D printing
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...
11:21 pm EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget Europhysics Letters publishes first paper submitted from space, your homework excuses now deemed invalid
Couldn't find the resources? Too much commotion? Had to run your pup to the vet? Save it. Alexander Alexandrovich Skvortsov took the time to detail a series of experiments aboard the International Spa...
11:07 pm EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget Google Voice for Android finally gets mass texting capabilities
Sweet jumpin' Jehoshaphat, it finally happened -- Google Voice for Android now supports sending text messages to multiple recipients. Being able to have a single, archived repository of texts is great...
11:00 pm EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Show is live tomorrow with Nokia's Stephen Elop, Qualcomm, NASA and more!
It's November, time to give thanks for all of the wonderful things in our lives. Things like gadgets. So, so many gadgets. We've got a veritable cornucopia of excitement, this time out, including an i...
10:51 pm EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget HTC Zeta rendered, rumored to pack 2.5GHz quad-core CPU and Ice Cream Sandwich
Ready for today's grain of salt? We just got handed imagery and specs of a possible HTC device in the works codenamed the Zeta. It's a quad-core handset, much like the Edge that was leaked last week, ...
10:51 pm EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget HTC Zeta rendered, rumored to pack 2.5GHz quad-core CPU and Ice Cream Sandwich (update: concept)
Ready for today's grain of salt? We just got handed imagery and specs of a possible HTC device in the works codenamed the Zeta. It's a quad-core handset, much like the Edge that was leaked last week, ...
10:38 pm EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget Qualcomm gobs off about Gobi 4000: the buy once, use anywhere mobile chipset
Qualcomm is polishing the chrome on a new Gobi chipset with the power to connect to every wireless connection imaginable. The 4000 series comes in LTE/HSPA+ or LTE/EV-DO variants for customers to...
10:19 pm EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget Zune Music Pass comes to the Land Down Under, you'll soon hear the thunder
Yes, we're talking about Australia. Microsoft's Zune Music Pass is now available from coast to coast for 11.99 AUD (about $12.14) per month or 119.90 AUD (about $121.38) for a full year, with 14-day t...
10:05 pm EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget Cox to exit wireless business: sales end Nov. 16th, leaves the air March 30th, 2012
Cox Wireless has always been something of an also-ran, trying to play catch up with the big boys that already had a well-established infrastructure. It snatched up some precious 700MHz spectrum from t...
09:45 pm EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget Apple announces changes to its board: Arthur D. Levinson named Chairman, Robert Iger joins
Apple has just announced some changes to its board of directors, including the appointment of a new non-executive Chairman: Arthur D. Levinson. He'll also be joined by new board member Robert A. Iger,...
09:44 pm EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget Bang and Olufsen's Beolit 12 sends the FCC a little bit Don Draper
Imagine when the Bang and Olufsen Beolit 12 (label after the break) came through the double doors of the FCC's underground bunker. Seeing the golden honeycomb speaker and faux-Bakelite styling, the te...
09:44 pm EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget Bang and Olufsen's Beolit 12 sends the FCC a little bit of Don Draper
Imagine when the Bang and Olufsen Beolit 12 (label after the break) came through the double doors of the FCC's underground bunker. Seeing the golden honeycomb speaker and faux-Bakelite styling, the te...
09:42 pm EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget Kindle Fire torn down by iFixit, asbestos gloves curiously absent
We already had a pretty good idea of what's inside the Kindle Fire -- basically, the same thing that was inside the BlackBerry PlayBook. But of course we're still fans of seeing all the circuits and c...
09:30 pm EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget Dell reports Q3 earnings, enterprise division rakes in record $4.7 billion
Dell's PC business may be on the decline, in fact its consumer division saw revenues drop 6 percent, but its business business is making up for it. The company's enterprise solutions and services unit...
09:13 pm EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget Microsoft clarifies that Windows 8 isn't coming to phones
Oh, what a difference punctuation makes. Speaking at the company's shareholders' meeting earlier today, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer made a remark that set more than a few geek hearts aflutter. Accordi...
09:13 pm EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget Microsoft: Ballmer didn't say Windows 8 is coming to phones
Oh, what a difference punctuation makes. Speaking at the company's shareholders' meeting earlier today, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer made a remark that set more than a few geek hearts aflutter. Accordi...
09:12 pm EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget Google Programming Language is Go for 2012 launch
Compared to the gamut of conversational languages, the programming variety shifts at lighting-fast speed. And next year, a new language will get the official nod from Google, which first introduced Go...
08:59 pm EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget Cybook Odyssey takes the hero's journey through the FCC
Ready or not, Bookeen's High Speed Ink System is coming at you soon, in the form of the Cybook Odyssey. The speedy electronic ink technology-packing reader goes up for sale in Europe on November 22nd,...
08:46 pm EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget DreamWorks CEO envisions an internet with more animation, less words
Is the internet on the cusp of a post-text era? Dreamworks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg certainly thinks so. Speaking at the Techonomy conference in Tucson yesterday, Katzenberg confirmed that his company i...
08:46 pm EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget DreamWorks CEO envisions an internet with more animation, fewer words
Is the internet on the cusp of a post-text era? Dreamworks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg certainly thinks so. Speaking at the Techonomy conference in Tucson yesterday, Katzenberg confirmed that his company i...
08:31 pm EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget Sample shots: ASUS Transformer Prime camera gets a workout
The photographer's mantra is "the best camera is the one that's with you" -- a lazy philosophy that gets them out of having to walk everywhere with a DSLR in case the aliens invade. Fortunately, if th...
08:00 pm EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget HTC Rezound review
The Motorola RAZR and Samsung Galaxy Nexus seem to be the two Verizon LTE juggernauts enjoying the lion's share of the spotlight, with the HTC Rezound's sandwiched smack dab between the two of them. B...
07:42 pm EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget HP Folio Ultrabook shows up early Down Under
What's this? Looks like another Ultrabook is coming our way. An upcoming ultraportable from HP has apparently made its way into the hands of an Australian blogger, courtesy of the company's wing in th...
07:28 pm EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget Microsoft Xbox turns X years old today, celebrates decade of console prowess
One decade ago today, on November 15, 2001, the Xbox gaming console was born, hitting stores across North America on the same day. That Pentium III-based black box found its way into tens of millions ...
07:13 pm EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget MIT unveils computer chip that thinks like the human brain, Skynet just around the corner
It may be a bit on the Uncanny Valley side of things to have a computer chip that can mimic the human brain's activity, but it's still undeniably cool. Over at MIT, researchers have unveiled a chip th...
06:59 pm EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry Bold 9790 hands-on (video)
Since its launch earlier today, the Bold 9790 has been a device of curious beginnings. For a start, RIM selected Indonesia for the smartphone's launch event and first availability -- it won't be reach...
06:33 pm EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Nexus nabs FCC approval complete with Verizon LTE
We've been waiting with bated breath for Verizon to make an announcement concerning its planned launch of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. The wait continues, but one more step in the regulatory process lead...
06:15 pm EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget eBoy Engadget t-shirts are now shipping, get yours right here!
Great news for people who wear clothes: eBoy's first full collection of Engadget t-shirts has started to ship all over the world. For those that pre-ordered between September 16th and yesterday, you s...
05:55 pm EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget Researchers give a robot the ability to control a person's arm (video)
Human-machine interaction just got a bit more... interesting. Researchers from France's Montpellier Laboratory of Informatics, Robotics, and Microelectronics have demonstrated a new technique that all...
05:33 pm EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget Dinosaur Jr. reissuing first three albums on cassette, harnessing the latest jurassic technology
Forget your Google Musics and Spotifys -- J Mascis, indie rock's favorite guitar-shredding gray haired curmudgeon and the rest of Dinosaur Jr. are stepping into the format time machine to reissue thei...
05:00 pm EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget Engadget's holiday gift guide 2011: gaming
Welcome to the Engadget Holiday Gift Guide! We're well aware of the heartbreaking difficulties surrounding the seasonal shopping experience, so we're here to help you sort out this year's tech treasur...
04:33 pm EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget Windows 8 gets automatic updates, enforced restarts after 72 hours of polite harassment
Windows 8 is renaming the second week of every month. After "Patch Tuesday" comes "Gentle reminder Wednesday," "Polite yet firm suggestion Thursday" and "Automatic restart Friday". In order to keep ev...
04:08 pm EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget Intel 4004, world's first commercial microprocessor, celebrates 40th birthday, ages gracefully
Pull out the candles and champagne, because the Intel 4004 is celebrating a major birthday today -- the big four-oh. That's right, it's been exactly four decades since Intel unveiled the world's first...
03:47 pm EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget Appcelerator developers warm to Windows Phone, give BlackBerry the cold shoulder
As the year winds to a close, it seems that developer sentiments have shifted since we last checked in with Appcelerator and its opinionated community of coders. In a survey performed in conjunction w...
03:22 pm EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget HP's WiFi Touch Mouse X7000 has a Facebook button, doesn't like lefties
Six months ago, HP got us to look twice at its WiFi Mobile Mouse, which taps into your home network so that you don't have to waste a USB port on a dongle or receiver. Now the outfit's at it again: it...
03:00 pm EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget How an AT&T smartphone comes to life: behind the scenes (part one)
Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes to get a smartphone pushed to market? If you have, congratulations on advancing to the next echelon of mobile geekhood. We've often pondered the s...
02:49 pm EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget Klipsch launches Lou Reed X10i Signature Edition headphones, vivaciousness follows
We knew good and well Klipsch was dabbling in all sorts of various paint schemes when we toured its Indiana-based headquarters in the winter of 2009, and now it seems that one of those prototypes has ...
02:33 pm EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget Visualized: International Year of Chemistry, in posters
Whatever Simon C Page sees in chemistry, we wish our high school teachers did as well. The aforesaid graphic artist has whipped up a smattering of eye-pleasing, mind-bending posters to commemorate the...
02:00 pm EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget Nokia Music joins the auto-playlist club, brings Pandora-like song-finding to Lumia 800
Smartphone owners have a lot of options for streaming music these days, and if a new challenger doesn't get off to a good start, it could easily get left in the dust. How is Nokia planning to keep up ...
02:00 pm EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget Altec Lansing announces a trio of 'Custom Series' in-ear monitors -- no, seriously
Sure, we've covered in-ear monitors from the likes of Westone and Shure, but Altec Lansing? Believe it. Taking a sidestep from its usual consumer-focused audio wares, the company today announced a par...
01:41 pm EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget Universal reportedly close to Google music deal, just in time for tomorrow's events
We've got a couple of music-related Google events coming up tomorrow. There's the one with Busta Rhymes and Drake and, of course, the one with the miniature Stonehenge. Aside from the aforementioned e...
01:25 pm EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget Netflix reveals new user interface experience for Android tablets, iPad counterpart coming soon
You've already had a peek at it in the Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet, but it seems that redesigned user interface is going to be hitting more than just the holiday's most-talked about duo. Netflix has m...
01:10 pm EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget Gartner's Q3 2011 smartphone figures: Samsung on top globally, Android tops 50 percent share
Yahtzee! Now that Canalys, IDC and Strategy Analytics have had their turn, it's Gartner's go to serve up its summary of the smartphone world as seen in Q3 2011. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the headlines a...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget Spar's Zepher portable Bluetooth speaker lineup streams your music, charges your phone
Say hello to Spar -- a newcomer to the land of wireless audio. Today, the company is officially accepting pre-orders for its Zepher lineup of rechargeable Bluetooth speakers. The portable units are si...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget Spar's Zephyr portable Bluetooth speaker lineup streams your music, charges your phone
Say hello to Spar -- a newcomer to the land of wireless audio. Today, the company is officially accepting pre-orders for its Zephyr lineup of rechargeable Bluetooth speakers. The portable units are si...
12:36 pm EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget Sony, Toshiba, Hitachi make joint venture official, form Japan Display Inc.
Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi officially joined forces today, cementing a government-backed joint venture that's been in the works for a few months, now. Together with the government-funded firm Innovatio...
12:28 pm EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget Xperia arc S up for order on Sony's site, could ship this week
Our friends across the pond have had a month's head start getting to know Sony Ericsson's Xperia arc S inside and out. Now, it appears that refreshed flagship's gearing up to hit stateside as early as...
11:30 am EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget Ice Cream Sandwich coming to full Xperia lineup, Sony Ericsson confirms
Last month, Sony Ericsson hinted, via Facebook, that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich would soon be making its way to its entire lineup of Xperia handsets. Today, this forthcoming upgrade has become off...
11:00 am EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget Biscotti TV Phone goes on sale today for $199, assumes everyone you know uses Google Talk
Feel the need to video chat in higher resolution? Or maybe just take a break from the PC while you talk to your long-distance girlfriend you met at Comic Con? Well, we just got word that Biscotti, tha...
10:56 am EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget Google announces 'opt-out' feature for wireless network owners, aims to allay privacy concerns
Google, as promised, responded to concerns over its data collection policy this morning, by announcing a new "opt-out" feature for its location based services. Under the new policy, WiFi operators can...
10:21 am EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget Zinio now available on Amazon Appstore, brings 5,000 magazines to Kindle Fire
After having already arrived on a host of Android slates, iPads and even TouchPads, Zinio's reader app has now made its way to the newest tablet platform -- the Kindle Fire. The magazine marketplace m...
09:31 am EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget RIM unveils BlackBerry Bold 9790, Curve 9380, hitting the market within weeks
Now that we've seen all the leaks and heard all the rumors, RIM has finally announced the BlackBerry Bold 9790 and Curve 9380, welcoming two new members to the OS 7 family. Picking up where the Bold 9...
08:35 am EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget Lomography LomoKino Super 35 Movie Maker hands-on (video)
"Unique and precious pieces of movie art." That's what Lomography is promising to deliver with the LomoKino Super 35 Movie Maker -- the company's very first video camera. Announced earlier this month,...
07:30 am EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget PBS Kids launches augmented reality game for iOS, says all the cool kids are counting sushi
It's official: Kids today have way cooler toys than you did when you were growing up. PBS Kids has just outed its first augmented reality mobile app for iOS -- a game called Fetch! Launch Rush that ai...
06:16 am EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget Adobe brings Touch Apps family to Android tablets, Creative Cloud looms on the horizon
Back in October, as you may recall, Adobe unveiled its Touch Apps family -- a collection of six tools designed to make life easier and more tactile for tablet-using creative types. Today, those apps a...
05:27 am EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget MIT student creates tesla coil musical hat for Halloween, survives
Some of us express our über-geeky tendencies by building Tron lightcycle case mods, or playing with Arduino. While others tend to err on the side of... insanity. MIT student Tyler Christensen wou...
03:48 am EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget Inside Secure announces NFC chips to help distinguish knockoffs from the real thing
If you can't tell if a Rolex or a knockoff Prada bag is fake, your NFC-enabled smartphone will be able to. Toking on a long-standing problem with counterfeiting, French company Inside Secure has relea...
03:14 am EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget German museum recreates 130-year-old EV, looks like a steampunk Segway
If you think that EVs are new-fangled rubbish, it'll serve you well to listen up. Five years before Karl Benz patented his original horseless carriage, messers. William Ayrton and John Perry engineere...
02:38 am EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget Microsoft outlines Code Space, looks to include Kinect in conference rooms, PTA meetings
If there's one thing that's certain about the Kinect, it's this; Microsoft wants it to be versatile. Case in point, Code Space -- the next extracurricular activity for the gaming controller which sees...
02:38 am EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget Microsoft outlines Code Space, looks to include Kinect in conference rooms, PTA meetings (video)
If there's one thing that's certain about the Kinect, it's this; Microsoft wants it to be versatile. Case in point, Code Space -- the next extracurricular activity for the gaming controller which sees...
02:12 am EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget DoubleTwist releases new version for Android faithful, shows off premium EQ
If you've been getting bored with that stale version of DoubleTwist you're sporting, get ready for a breath of fresh air. The company has announced the next major version of its music player now await...
01:43 am EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget nano-SIM's flimsy form factor poised to frustrate fleshy-fingered phone users forever
Most of us feel the average Subscriber Identity Module card is too small for our sausage-like digits, device makers loathe giving up that amount of space to an oversized plastic rectangle. Efforts to ...
01:19 am EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget Rock-steady Gigabyte G1.Sniper2 Z68 motherboard gets a nod of approval
Not enticed by all that Sandy Bridge E havoc that hit the PC market today? Good for you, because there's still plenty of life left in the first-gen LGA1155 Sandy Bridge processors and Gigabyte has put...
12:57 am EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget NVIDIA's Maximus technology, packs CPU and GPU warrior powers
Back in August, NVIDIA sneaked us a few deets about its curious Maximus project, now the joint CPU/GPU card is officially ready to rev-up your work-flow. The idea is simple: dramatically improve produ...
12:57 am EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget NVIDIA's Maximus technology packs CPU and GPU warrior powers
Back in August, NVIDIA sneaked us a few deets about its curious Maximus project, now the joint CPU/GPU card is officially ready to rev up your work- low. The idea is simple: dramatically improve produ...
12:57 am EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget NVIDIA's Maximus combines Quadro and Tesla for serious warrior power
Back in August, NVIDIA sneaked us a few deets about its curious Maximus project, and now the joint CPU / GPU card is officially ready to rev up your workflow. The idea is simple: dramatically improve ...
12:35 am EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget Shimano showcases the Ultegra Di2 electronic bike gears, we go for a ride
How much would you spend for an upgrade to smooth shifting on your next road bike? If $8,000 is in the ballpark, then Shimano-powered electronic shifters may be in your future. We took the cycling gia...
12:13 am EDT - Tue, November 15, 2011
Engadget Turkish company builds 65-inch Android 'tablet' with Honeycomb, 1080p support (video)
Want Honeycomb on your TV? You can take your chances with a Google TV-enabled set from Sony, or you can get the full Android experience by adding a connected tablet to your HD mix -- if Istanbul-based...
11:49 pm EDT - Mon, November 14, 2011
Engadget Geekend steps its game up with a 24-hour Hackathon, promises boost to nerd cred
For the past two years, all sorts of gadget, social media and design geeks have descended upon Savannah, GA. The goal is clear: to spend the weekend hearing from the nerds they look up to, including o...
11:29 pm EDT - Mon, November 14, 2011
Engadget Exploit discovered in Siri servers, promises cross-platform access to the foolhardy
A few clever folk have had some fun with Siri lately, first by making it do the time warp with the Fat Mac and then by shoehorning it into an iPhone 3GS. Neither development is quite so intriguing, ho...
11:12 pm EDT - Mon, November 14, 2011
Engadget Must See HDTV (November 14th - 20th)
This week is all about going retro. Whether we're taking it back hundreds of years with knights and jousting, a half century or so for classics like West Side Story, My Fair Lady, and Looney Tunes, or...
10:55 pm EDT - Mon, November 14, 2011
Engadget Ice Cream Sandwich source code released, sync pending go-ahead from AOSP
If you're chomping at the bit waiting to get your hands on a nice cool piece of Android 4.0, your wait may soon be over. Pending a final go-ahead from the Android Open Source Project, you'll be able t...
10:39 pm EDT - Mon, November 14, 2011
Engadget Microsoft eyes new category for Windows Embedded, envisions intelligent solutions for everyday objects
Microsoft's fixin' to get its Windows platform inside, well, everything. That's according to GM of Windows Embedded, Kevin Dallas, who says the tech giant is on track to create a new category for the ...
10:39 pm EDT - Mon, November 14, 2011
Engadget Microsoft eyes new category for Windows Embedded, envisions intelligent systems for everyday objects
Microsoft's fixin' to get its Windows platform inside, well, everything. That's according to GM of Windows Embedded, Kevin Dallas, who says the tech giant is on track to create a new category for the ...
10:17 pm EDT - Mon, November 14, 2011
Engadget Samsung Captivate Glide, Doubletime and Pantech Pocket join AT&T's Android brigade on November 20th
Two flavors of TouchWiz and an oddly-dimensioned handset are making their way to AT&T's lineup come next week. Sammy's QWERTY duo, the Tegra 2-powered Captivate Glide and Froyo-based Doubletime, a...
09:56 pm EDT - Mon, November 14, 2011
Engadget WiFi-only Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 gets Android 3.2 update, loses WiFi connectivity
Anxious to get that Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi model updated with a fresh dose Android 3.2? You might want to hold your horses. It seems users are encountering a host of issues, including a lack of WiFi con...
09:56 pm EDT - Mon, November 14, 2011
Engadget WiFi-only Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 gets Android 3.2 update, loses WiFi connectivity (updated)
Anxious to get that Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi model updated with a fresh dose Android 3.2? You might want to hold your horses. It seems users are encountering a host of issues, including a lack of WiFi con...
09:44 pm EDT - Mon, November 14, 2011
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 5:30PM
It's Monday, and almost as regular an occurrence as the day itself, we're here to help by letting you listen into the recording booth when the Engadget HD podcast goes to mp3 at 5:30PM. Please be a pa...
09:29 pm EDT - Mon, November 14, 2011
Engadget QNX-based BlackBerry 'London' purportedly shown off, dummy unit-style
If the above image is to be trusted, what you spy with your little eye may be the very first BlackBerry smartphone to sport RIM's QNX-based operating system, known more recently as BBX. With bold angu...
09:20 pm EDT - Mon, November 14, 2011
Engadget T-Mo invites us to 'Experience the World of T-Mobile & Google' with Busta Rhymes as our guide
We're still having fun coming up with reasons why Google decided to have its next "special event" in Los Angeles -- popular choices include "easy access to geothermal power" and "trying to help LA fal...
09:08 pm EDT - Mon, November 14, 2011
Engadget Comics on the Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet hands-on (video)
Way back in 2000, cartoonist turned comics theorist Scott McCloud discussed infinite canvas in his book Reinventing Comics. The concept, simply put, is that electronic mediums afford artists an infini...
08:49 pm EDT - Mon, November 14, 2011
Engadget Google Maps Android app update gentrifies Places, Live Events forces Twitter out
Android's Google Maps has been given an extra nudge, reaching the dizzying heights of five-point-twelve-point-oh. So what's changed? Well, for starters, the ability to post to Twitter has been nixed f...
08:32 pm EDT - Mon, November 14, 2011
Engadget Samsung drops plan to file Apple suit in Korea, will battle in 'the global market' instead
A Samsung executive revealed to Korean Newspaper The Chosun Ilbo today that it will drop its plans to pursue Apple for patent violations in Korea, instead focusing efforts on cases overseas. The anony...
08:16 pm EDT - Mon, November 14, 2011
Engadget LTE Galaxy Tab 8.9 coming to AT&T on November 20th for $480
With all this fancy LTE rolling out across AT&T's network, the carrier clearly needs an equally fancy tablet to take advantage of its 4G (not faux-G) speeds. Enter the Galaxy Tab 8.9. Samsung's mi...
08:11 pm EDT - Mon, November 14, 2011
Engadget AT&T expanding LTE to 15 markets on November 20th
AT&T started out small, but it made a promise to blanket 15 cities with LTE by the end of the year, and by golly, it's going to keep it. In its press release announcing the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9,...
08:03 pm EDT - Mon, November 14, 2011
Engadget Pogoplug Cloud offers 5GB of free mobile storage, a home for your Beatles collection
Is that 2GB of free storage from Dropbox just not enough to house all of your mobile music habits? Don't fret, as Pogoplug Cloud now offers 5GB of secure space for all your storage, sharing and stream...
07:45 pm EDT - Mon, November 14, 2011
Engadget HTC Rezound available now on Verizon for $299 on contract
Maybe you were one of the lucky few who skirted the system to get an early bird delivery of HTC's latest 4.3-inch handset. But if not, there's no day like today to seize upon Verizon's retail and onl...
07:34 pm EDT - Mon, November 14, 2011
Engadget Add lasers to a tennis ball, drive your dog crazy (video)
It's a "programmable disco ball," a "cat toy for humans," and a "personal laser light show," all rolled into one. That's how one Matt Leone describes his latest creation, aptly known as the Laser Ball...
07:11 pm EDT - Mon, November 14, 2011
Engadget HP TouchPad pops up on TigerDirect, refuses to roll over and play dead
Time and rapid inventory sell outs might've quenched the fury of late summer's TouchPad firesale. But if you were left outside of the webOS mourning soiree and are still keen to call that HP tab your ...
07:11 pm EDT - Mon, November 14, 2011
Engadget HP TouchPad pops up on TigerDirect, refuses to roll over and play dead (updated)
Time and rapid inventory sell outs might've quenched the fury of late summer's TouchPad firesale. But if you were left outside of the webOS mourning soiree and are still keen to call that HP tab your ...
07:00 pm EDT - Mon, November 14, 2011
Engadget HTC Jetstream review
When HTC entered the tablet game, it did so in reverse course. Where other manufacturers were jostling for elbow room in a 10-inch form factored world, the company opted for smaller, more familiar bat...
06:33 pm EDT - Mon, November 14, 2011
Engadget Galaxy Nexus headed to Bell and Virgin Mobile in Canada, Three in the UK
We expect there will be more to come, but you can now officially add at least three more carriers to the list confirmed to be offered the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Those include Bell and Virgin Mobile in ...
06:33 pm EDT - Mon, November 14, 2011
Engadget Galaxy Nexus headed to Bell and Virgin Mobile in Canada, Three in the UK (update: Rogers too)
We expect there will be more to come, but you can now officially add at least three more carriers to the list confirmed to be offering the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Those include Bell and Virgin Mobile in...
06:03 pm EDT - Mon, November 14, 2011
Engadget IconSettings gives you simple control of your iDevice without jailbreaking
Look, we understand, some of you are a little timid about jailbreaking your iPhone. You've looked on in envy as your contemporaries have thrown warranties to the wind and enjoyed the convenience of tu...
05:34 pm EDT - Mon, November 14, 2011
Engadget iTunes Match goes live: sync up your entire music collection for $24.99 a year
It's a tad later than Apple's original "end of October" launch window, but the company has now officially rolled out its iTunes Match service to everyone with the iTunes 10.5.1 update. That will let y...
05:28 pm EDT - Mon, November 14, 2011
Engadget Kindle Fire shipping a day early for those who pre-ordered
Officially, the Kindle Fire isn't supposed to launch until tomorrow, November 15th. But, if you were one of the impatient many that jumped on the chance to pre-order the Amazon-branded tablet, the onl...
05:00 pm EDT - Mon, November 14, 2011
Engadget Engadget's holiday gift guide 2011: headphones
Welcome to the Engadget Holiday Gift Guide! We're well aware of the heartbreaking difficulties surrounding the seasonal shopping experience, so we're here to help you sort out this year's tech treasur...
04:49 pm EDT - Mon, November 14, 2011
Engadget Google X lab is full of smart people with crazy dreams and frozen yogurt machines, probably
A Google lab so secret that even some of the company's own employees don't know of its existence? That's Google X -- or it was, before The New York Times ran a profile on the lab's super secret goings...
04:40 pm EDT - Mon, November 14, 2011
Engadget Barnes and Noble tosses gloves aside, speaks its mind on Microsoft's Android licensing initiative
It looks like Barnes & Noble is mad as hell and just isn't gonna take it anymore. In a strongly worded letter to the Department of Justice, it's called Microsoft out as a "Patent Troll" and "Bully...
04:27 pm EDT - Mon, November 14, 2011
Engadget Sprint undercuts AT&T and Verizon with new Mobile Broadband data plans
Sprint just tossed some new data options our way for those of you who tend to sip gulp gigs of data each month. Under the new plans, 6GB of data will run you $49.99, while an extra 30 bucks will let y...
04:04 pm EDT - Mon, November 14, 2011
Engadget Barcelona readies hybrid ARM-based supercomputer, uses NVIDIA GPUs for heavy lifting
NVIDIA has announced that it'll be providing CUDA GPUs for Barcelona's Supercomputing Center, with the facility looking to substantially boost its energy efficiency with these later this week at the S...
03:44 pm EDT - Mon, November 14, 2011
Engadget AMD ships '16-core' Bulldozer-powered Opteron 6200
We seem to have mislaid our definition of fashionably late -- a fortnight after the promised "October" launch, systems packing AMD's Bulldozer-powered Opteron 6200 (formerly Interlagos) will commence ...
03:00 pm EDT - Mon, November 14, 2011
Engadget HTC Sensation XL review
The HTC Sensation XL has landed, leaving a sizable footprint behind. While it picks up the naming convention from HTC's previously dual-core flagship series and some Beats audio accreditation on the w...
02:34 pm EDT - Mon, November 14, 2011
Engadget HP TouchPad Go gets stopped for more close-up photography
We're unlikely to ever get our grubby mitts on a final model, but that hasn't stopped a developmental flavor of this seven-inch slab getting another going over in China. Unceremoniously revealed as th...
02:03 pm EDT - Mon, November 14, 2011
Engadget O2 launches LTE trial across UK ahead of next year's 4G spectrum auction
BT's gonna have to make some room at the 4G table, now that O2 has launched its very own LTE trial across the UK. Today, the provider dipped its toes into the LTE pool for the first time within Britai...
01:39 pm EDT - Mon, November 14, 2011
Engadget VIA offers $89 processor and motherboard combo for custom HTPCs
If you're looking to craft a small form factor HTPC to an equally small budget, then VIA's own-brand internals deserve some serious consideration. The company's 1.4GHz dual-core Nano X2 CPU was recent...
01:21 pm EDT - Mon, November 14, 2011
Engadget Intel's Sandy Bridge E gets rounded up and reviewed, the E is for Excessive
You can guess how this one's gonna go: top marks for performance and a shriek of despair when it comes to value for money. Is there anyone out there who really needs an over-sized six-core CPU that re...
01:00 pm EDT - Mon, November 14, 2011
Engadget Samsung Captivate Glide and DoubleTime hands-on
Samsung's got a pair of QWERTY-sporting Android handsets heading to AT&T, targeting distinctly different different ends of the smartphone spectrum. Sure, both the Captivate Glide and the DoubleTim...
12:13 pm EDT - Mon, November 14, 2011
Engadget Exclusive: Lenovo to release a 10.1-inch Ice Cream Sandwich tablet with Tegra 3 by year's end
You wouldn't think a giant like Lenovo would stop at just three (or four) Android tablets now, would you? In fact, a little birdie has informed us that said Chinese company will release a new 10.1-inc...
11:18 am EDT - Mon, November 14, 2011
Engadget Zelda-branded Nintendo 3DS coming to US GameStops?
Is Nintendo's Zelda-branded 3DS making its way to the US? It certainly seems to be, based on the above GameStop ad. Spotted by one of our eagle-eyed tipsters, this leaked Black Friday promo offers the...
10:04 am EDT - Mon, November 14, 2011
Engadget Motorola Droid RAZR rooted -- watch out for rough edges
First it was the Kevlar-coated hardware, and now Android enthusiasts have cracked open the software edges of Motorola's latest Android baby. Yes, that dual-core slice of smartphone that is the Droid R...
08:24 am EDT - Mon, November 14, 2011
Engadget Maingear brings Intel i7-3960X Extreme Edition chip, Epic Audio Engine to desktops, extreme gamers
Looking to add a dash of extremity to your gaming existence? Maingear's got you covered, now that it's added a second generation Intel Core i7 CPU to a handful of its desktop offerings. Today, the com...
08:16 am EDT - Mon, November 14, 2011
Engadget Netflix signs up Lionsgate UK films for its British debut
Now that Netflix has made its plans to launch in the British Isles official, it's gotten busy signing content deals and the latest affiliation is with Lionsgate's UK arm. The deal makes Netflix the "e...
07:09 am EDT - Mon, November 14, 2011
Engadget Maingear brings Intel i7-3960X Extreme Edition chip, Epic Audio Engine to desktops, extreme gamers
Looking to add a dash of extremity to your gaming existence? Maingear's got you covered, now that it's added a second generation Intel Core i7 CPU to a handful of its desktop offerings. Today, the com...
05:14 am EDT - Mon, November 14, 2011
Engadget Intel and MasterCard to offer Ultrabook users 'safer' NFC checkout via PayPass, impulsive shoppers rejoice
Entering a 16-digit credit card number may be a thing of the past with a new initiative from MasterCard and Intel, which allows users to checkout online by tapping a PayPass-enabled card, tag or smart...
05:00 am EDT - Mon, November 14, 2011
Engadget Amazon Kindle Fire review
It seems like ages since Amazon introduced us to the $199 Fire at a hectic New York City event, but in truth that was only about six weeks ago. Maybe our perception of time is warped because we've bee...
05:00 am EDT - Mon, November 14, 2011
Engadget Amazon Kindle Touch review
It was back in back in September that Amazon finally unveiled the Kindle Fire, its long awaited entry into the budget space. The full-color, multimedia slate hit the sweet spot, price-wise, sliding in...
04:38 am EDT - Mon, November 14, 2011
Engadget PSA: Kindle Touch shipping a week early
In case you haven't checked your email today, Amazon's touchy-feely e-reader will be hitting your mailbox a little earlier than expected. Instead of arriving after November 21st, readers have been tel...
03:07 am EDT - Mon, November 14, 2011
Engadget Suzuki's Q-concept micro car tries to out-smart the Smart
Inner-city cars have been getting smaller and smaller, but Suzuki's Q-concept micro car takes extreme spot-hunting to the next level. Thanks to its tandem seating configuration, the Q-concept is slim ...
01:49 am EDT - Mon, November 14, 2011
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Rolls Royce 102EX test drive, electric unicycle and a sun-powered leaf
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.Electric vehicle momentum swept the states this week as Inh...
12:00 am EDT - Mon, November 14, 2011
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 112 - 11.13.2011
Rants. You want 'em, we got em...by the dozen, this week. But they're not rants for ranting's sake: we just want the best for you, dear mobile technology consumer, and we're just doing our jobs by tak...
11:45 pm EDT - Sun, November 13, 2011
Engadget Lenovo Live update outs ThinkPad X1 Hybrid, $800 Ultrabook plans
Not so hip on the ThinkPad X1's short battery life? Lenovo doesn't seem too thrilled about it either, and are prepping to launch a new twist on the X1 sporting a battery efficient "Instant Media Mode"...
11:25 pm EDT - Sun, November 13, 2011
Engadget Droid RAZR's CDMA2000 and TD-SCDMA variants teased in China, the latter with 720p display
Chinese mobile customers face a similar dilemma as their American counterparts: they have to choose either China Unicom's WCDMA network, China Telecom's CDMA2000 network or China Mobile's more obscure...
10:10 pm EDT - Sun, November 13, 2011
Engadget Switched On: Next for the nano
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.For all the grousing about the minimal changes from the iPhone 4 to the iPhone 4S, Apple's fastest smartphone incorpora...
08:33 pm EDT - Sun, November 13, 2011
Engadget Sony's latest PS Move Bundles let you go Medieval, get your groove on
Good ol' gaming bundles can be enticing when you're on the prowl for a new console or accessory set, and we have to admit, we'd be excited to lay some motion-controlled moves down with Sony's latest P...
06:47 pm EDT - Sun, November 13, 2011
Engadget 2012 London Olympics Super Hi-Vision broadcast coming to select US, Japan, UK locations
While Super Hi-Vision isn't expected to bring its 7,680 x 4,320 resolution (16x more detail than your 1080p display, for those keeping count) home for several years, the NHK and BBC have confirmed it ...
05:00 pm EDT - Sun, November 13, 2011
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of November 7, 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...
03:00 pm EDT - Sun, November 13, 2011
Engadget Lenovo IdeaPad U300s review
Review enough Ultrabooks and you'll start to wrestle with this idea of value. We've seen cheap ones that don't perform well and expensive ones that do. Things get really dicey when you throw in machin...
12:03 pm EDT - Sun, November 13, 2011
Engadget Evolve Motorcycles shows off $50k Xenon lightcycle, Lithium electric streetbike
This year's Milan International Motorcycle Show is definitely featuring a healthy assortment of battery-powered two wheeled machines, and now Evolve Motorcycles has two more plug-in designs to add to ...
09:03 am EDT - Sun, November 13, 2011
Engadget Visual Spice creates a 7-foot tall papercraft Gundam, films the entire process as a timelapse (video)
Believe it or not, the massive seven-foot Gundam you're looking at was mostly constructed out of paper -- 720 sheets, to be exact. The papercraft artist behind the model, Taros Lesko (aka Visual Spice...
09:03 am EDT - Sun, November 13, 2011
Engadget Visual Spicer creates a 7-foot tall papercraft Gundam, films the entire process as a timelapse (video)
Believe it or not, the massive seven-foot Gundam you're looking at was mostly constructed out of paper -- 720 sheets, to be exact. The papercraft artist behind the model, Taros Lesko (aka Visual Spice...
05:56 am EDT - Sun, November 13, 2011
Engadget PlayStation Vita gets a content management app, plays nice with PS3 and PC
Worried your PlayStation Vita is going to be so full of repurchased PSP content that you won't be be able to store it all? Yeah, neither are we -- but if you want another place to keep your Vita's pic...
03:34 am EDT - Sun, November 13, 2011
Engadget Ask Engadget: best rugged (but tiny) USB flash drive?
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 Chris, who seems to be looking ...
01:44 am EDT - Sun, November 13, 2011
Engadget Shanghai Science and Technology Commission proposes 100 'innovation houses' for DIYers
Here we call them hackerspaces and generally they're sustained through the contributions of paying members. The Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality has decided to go with the mo...
11:31 pm EDT - Sat, November 12, 2011
Engadget Galaxy Note hooks up with O2, brings the hybridized goods to British hands
Sammy's already released its massive mobile in-betweener to the UK, but so far the 5.3-inch Galaxy Note's failed to catch on with the country's carriers. Well, the winds of wireless change are sweepin...
09:17 pm EDT - Sat, November 12, 2011
Engadget $100 Kobo Touch with Offers ships in '2-3 weeks,' serves you ads between reads for a one-time discount
Well, would ya look at this? Apparently, Kobo's unceremoniously launched a new variant of the Touch eReader on its webstore -- this time "with offers," priced at $99.99 (down from the regular's $130)....
07:49 pm EDT - Sat, November 12, 2011
Engadget Why Apple isn't releasing a TV
The internet was ablaze upon the release of the Steve Job's biography about a particularly interesting quote that seemed to reveal that Apple would release a TV. This is just as exciting a proposition...
07:49 pm EDT - Sat, November 12, 2011
Engadget Editorial: Why Apple isn't releasing a TV
The internet was ablaze upon the release of the Steve Jobs' biography about a particularly interesting quote that seemed to reveal that Apple would release a TV. This is just as exciting a proposition...
06:11 pm EDT - Sat, November 12, 2011
Engadget Amazon bringing 400 magazines, newspapers, flame retardants to Kindle Fire
It's been a busy week for the Kindle Fire. First came news that Amazon would be bringing Facebook, Hulu and "several thousand" other apps to its forthcoming tablet, and now, we've got confirmation tha...
04:55 pm EDT - Sat, November 12, 2011
Engadget LG might show off Google TV hardware at CES
Turns out the Apple TV isn't the only one to see rehashed rumors making the rounds, as Bloomberg has dredged up "people with knowledge of the project" to say LG could show off hardware featuring Googl...
04:06 pm EDT - Sat, November 12, 2011
Engadget 3DS to beat out original DS' first year sales, land killing blow during holiday season
First 3DS sales were great, then not so much, and now things seem to be evening out somewhere around "normal." According to numbers released by Nintendo, the fledgling handheld is poised to break the ...
03:00 pm EDT - Sat, November 12, 2011
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of November 7, 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 Nove...
01:33 pm EDT - Sat, November 12, 2011
Engadget One Millionth Tower documentary elevates the art of HTML5
Impressive demos of HTML5-based wizardry may be more common than ever now, but that doesn't mean there isn't still room to be impressed. One of latest to raise the bar is the One Millionth Tower docum...
11:47 am EDT - Sat, November 12, 2011
Engadget Logitech Alert Video Security System gets Dropbox support, lets you park 100GB of footage in the cloud
We liked Logitech's Alert Video Security System when we took it for a week-long spin last year, which at that point allowed remote access to live HD camera footage, and video stored on your PC. But a ...
10:08 am EDT - Sat, November 12, 2011
Engadget Orange's San Francisco II makes a surprise debut, continues midrange reign with Gingerbread
Got a taste for mid-range handsets with the swank appeal of jet set monikers? Good, then you have a seat firmly secured at Orange's table. Last year, the UK carrier delighted pay-as-you-go subs with i...
08:34 am EDT - Sat, November 12, 2011
Engadget Facebook SlingPlayer revealed, proves you can't escape social networking (video)
Add another future platform for SlingPlayer to the pile, as the company recently showed off this quick demo of streaming video through Facebook. While the old Sling.com streaming still works just fine...
05:53 am EDT - Sat, November 12, 2011
Engadget Apple is replacing first gen iPod nanos in the US due to faulty batteries
After offering to swap out a few faulty first gen iPod nanos in Korea back in 2009, it appears Apple has finally seen fit to get them out of owner's pockets here in the US too. An email just sent to r...
05:53 am EDT - Sat, November 12, 2011
Engadget Apple is replacing first gen iPod nanos due to faulty batteries
After offering to swap out a few faulty first gen iPod nanos in Korea back in 2009, it appears Apple has finally seen fit to get them out of owner's pockets here in the US (update: worldwide) too. An ...
04:11 am EDT - Sat, November 12, 2011
Engadget Apple iPhone 4S now available for $99... in Puerto Rico
Sure, you can now purchase an unlocked iPhone 4S within the US officially, but folks in the outlying territory of Puerto Rico have some tempting options if they'll go the long-term contractual route. ...
02:53 am EDT - Sat, November 12, 2011
Engadget Scientists make magic auto-origami using ink and light (video)
We've seen nano-origami and robo-origami, but nothing quite as rapid and simple as this. Researchers at North Carolina State University have figured out how to neatly fold plastic using infrared light...
02:12 am EDT - Sat, November 12, 2011
Engadget Ford promises more AppLink love at CES, Evos on the show floor
At CES last year, Ford's big news was twofold: the company unveiled its first EV in decades, the Focus Electric, and it spent plenty of time talking up AppLink, which brought a new degree of smartphon...
01:14 am EDT - Sat, November 12, 2011
Engadget Adobe product manager fingers Apple for death of Flash Player for mobile
Adobe's battles with Apple haven't exactly been a secret over the past couple of years, but the death of Flash Player for mobile has once again brought that drama to the fore. Mike Chambers, a lead pr...
12:04 am EDT - Sat, November 12, 2011
Engadget Amazon adds Hulu Plus, ESPN ScoreCenter to Kindle's Android apps, Nook Tablet loses its edge
Not sufficiently amped up for the impending release of Amazon's first tablet? That could very well change as the Seattle-based company's just made its thousands-strong app pot a little sweeter. After ...
11:01 pm EDT - Fri, November 11, 2011
Engadget Nokia GEM concept dazzles with excessive customization options, full-phone display (video)
Nokia appears to have dislodged some huge creative blockage, beginning with its decision to back a new smartphone horse. Today we get yet another concept handset, revealed at Nokia Conversations. The ...
10:09 pm EDT - Fri, November 11, 2011
Engadget J-2X rocket passes second test, proves NASA can still have a blast (video)
NASA's next generation rocket engine has passed its second wave of experiments, blasting through a 500-second test burst. The new rocket is primed to power the agency's forthcoming Space Launch System...
09:36 pm EDT - Fri, November 11, 2011
Engadget The Air Force will give you $150,000 to blast its weeds with a laser
With the holiday season just around the corner, the Air Force has been busy compiling its yuletide wish list, and it's got some pretty strange requests. Included on its latest call for small business ...
08:56 pm EDT - Fri, November 11, 2011
Engadget Oregon Scientific trouts out Gaiam Touch button-free heart rate monitors
They're being hailed as the first button-free, touch screen heart rate monitors, with Oregon Scientific and Gaiam teaming up to produce the wearable SE338M and SE336. According to the companies, these...
08:56 pm EDT - Fri, November 11, 2011
Engadget Oregon Scientific trots out Gaiam Touch button-free heart rate monitors
They're being hailed as the first button-free, touch screen heart rate monitors, with Oregon Scientific and Gaiam teaming up to produce the wearable SE338M and SE336. According to the companies, these...
08:45 pm EDT - Fri, November 11, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast, +1 and live at 5PM ET!
And then there were three. You may have heard Joseph Volpe's voice in such Engadget Mobile podcasts as last week's episode 111, and who can forget the wild shenanigans that happened in episode 104? We...
08:32 pm EDT - Fri, November 11, 2011
Engadget AirGo Outdoor Speaker adopts AirPort Express, shrugs off rain
Sure, you could buy an outdoor speaker with native AirPlay support, or you could stuff that spare AirPort Express you have laying around into the AirGo Outdoor Sound Station. This weather resistant sp...
08:15 pm EDT - Fri, November 11, 2011
Engadget ASUS Transformer Prime already getting the hands-on treatment
Considering ASUS just officially let the quad-core cat out of the bag two days ago, we didn't expect to see an Eee Pad Transformer Prime hands-on claw its way to the surface quite this quickly. Noneth...
08:01 pm EDT - Fri, November 11, 2011
Engadget Google announces Android 'special event' for November 16th in Los Angeles
We just got word from Google of an Android-themed event next week, with little more than the words "These Go to Eleven" right up top -- a reference to a phrase from the 1984 mockumentary This is Spina...
07:45 pm EDT - Fri, November 11, 2011
Engadget Broadcom's got a WICED game it plays, to make smart devices feel this way
Broadcom wants you to fall in love with its BCM 4319 WICED (Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices) platform -- a weeny 802.11 a/b/g /n WiFI module that can be added to any device that us...
07:00 pm EDT - Fri, November 11, 2011
Engadget Engadget Primed: HDTV technologies detailed, past and future
Primed goes in-depth on the technobabble you hear on Engadget every day -- we dig deep into each topic's history and how it benefits our lives. You can follow the series here. Looking to suggest a pie...
06:36 pm EDT - Fri, November 11, 2011
Engadget Sony, Panasonic, Samsung team up for 3D supergroup
Normally when the giants of the entertainment industry team up, it's to record "We Are The World"-- but not this time. Sony, Panasonic, X6D and Samsung are forming a supergroup that makes the Travelin...
06:17 pm EDT - Fri, November 11, 2011
Engadget Sharp's splashproof Aquos SH-01D arrives at the FCC's door, won't shut up about its 12.1 MP camera
Japan has typically had exclusive access to Sharp's skinny and big-screened smartphone series, but that could soon change. Details of the Aquos SH-01D have now appeared in the FCC's bulging mail box, ...
05:56 pm EDT - Fri, November 11, 2011
Engadget Poll: Have you noticed battery improvements after updating to iOS 5.0.1?
Yesterday, Apple pushed out iOS 5.0.1, just about four weeks after releasing iOS 5 to the masses. Among the reported fixes: battery life improvements, following a confirmed bug in the initial release....
05:36 pm EDT - Fri, November 11, 2011
Engadget Engadget Podcast 264 - 11.11.2011
Fire up the Gutenberg sector of your brain, because it's reading time, everyone! What do you think the inventor of the printing press would think if he got his hands on a Nook Simple Touch? We get the...
05:00 pm EDT - Fri, November 11, 2011
Engadget Editorial: the problem with bad product names and what we can learn from it
Product names generally fall into one of four different categories: good, safe, meaningless and bad. There may be better categories to group them in, but we'll use these for the purpose of this editor...
04:43 pm EDT - Fri, November 11, 2011
Engadget Motorola Droid RAZR hits Verizon stores, iFixit labs
It's become a rite of passage for any major smartphone -- a few hours under the knife (read: dozuki saw!), for the good 'ol iFixit teardown. Today's victim is the Motorola Droid RAZR, which happened t...
04:27 pm EDT - Fri, November 11, 2011
Engadget Republic Wireless is only kinda, sorta unlimited, may ask you to take your business elsewhere
Republic Wireless certainly garnered itself a lot of attention with the promise of unlimited everything for only $19 a month and no contract. The company keeps the price so low by using what it calls ...
04:27 pm EDT - Fri, November 11, 2011
Engadget Republic Wireless is only kinda, sorta unlimited, may ask you to take your business elsewhere (updated)
Republic Wireless certainly garnered itself a lot of attention with the promise of unlimited everything for only $19 a month and no contract. The company keeps the price so low by using what it calls ...
04:02 pm EDT - Fri, November 11, 2011
Engadget MyFord Touch 2013 update hands-on
In short doses we've been reasonably impressed with MyFord Touch, the Blue Oval's attempt at bringing the car dashboard into the 21st century. For someone used to touchscreens and virtual controls it'...
03:43 pm EDT - Fri, November 11, 2011
Engadget Sprint pushes SIM lock to iPhone 4S customers, offers to undo it for good boys and girls
We all knew this day would come. It's hardly a tragedy, but some globe-trotting types out there might be a little annoyed. Starting today Sprint is pushing a SIM lock to all iPhone 4Ss on its network....
03:00 pm EDT - Fri, November 11, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket review
Who knew AT&T's version of the Samsung Galaxy S II had a younger, larger brother on the way? Just a hair over a month after the carrier launched its flagship Android device, it's already set for a...
02:35 pm EDT - Fri, November 11, 2011
Engadget Apple's US online store begins selling unlocked, contract-free iPhone 4S: $649 and up
You can't expect to see one for "one to two weeks," but those hellbent on holding out for an unlocked iPhone 4S here in the US of A can finally snag one without jetting off to Australia (among other p...
02:15 pm EDT - Fri, November 11, 2011
Engadget Engadget Distro Issue 12 -- Now with more exclusive content!
You asked and we answered. Engadget Distro Issue 12 is here, and it's full of original content. We've got not one, not two, but three never-before-published features for you this week. Michael Gorman ...
01:55 pm EDT - Fri, November 11, 2011
Engadget FCC Fridays: November 11, 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...
01:25 pm EDT - Fri, November 11, 2011
Engadget Adobe releases final Flash Player version for Android, BlackBerry PlayBook, promises future updates
When Adobe announced the death of Flash Player on mobile devices earlier this week, it did so while promising to issue a final version for Android devices and the BlackBerry PlayBook. Now, that promis...
01:00 pm EDT - Fri, November 11, 2011
Engadget Verzo launches Kinzo Android smartphone, on sale today for $459
Remember the Kinzo, that mysterious Android smartphone from Verzo we teased you with this past summer? Well it looks like the Americano Czech company just launched its stylish, custom-skinned, FroYo-p...
12:41 pm EDT - Fri, November 11, 2011
Engadget Mystery BlackBerry smartphone pops up at FCC, teases us with REA71UW model number
REA71UW. Mean anything to you? Us either. What we do know, however, is that this is indeed a RIM-made BlackBerry smartphone, and so far as we can tell, it'll ship with BlackBerry 7 OS onboard. It's al...
12:35 pm EDT - Fri, November 11, 2011
Engadget Toys R Us' Nabi Android tablet lets junior play while mommy drinks
True, mommy may not have to drink, but as long as Toys R Us' Nabi tablet is in the house, that cabinet door will always be open. Designed to distract kids aged six years and up, this tot-sized Android...
12:05 pm EDT - Fri, November 11, 2011
Engadget Logitech's new CEO sees the failures of the Revue clearly in hindsight and doesn't plan a sequel
After the Logitech Revue lost the CEO who spearheaded its progression into the marketplace and saw its price drop from $299 to $99, it's probably not that surprising to hear the new company leader isn...
11:40 am EDT - Fri, November 11, 2011
Engadget But you can't get the Romania out of Nokia
Local news outlets are reporting that Nokia is in trouble with the Romanian government over unpaid debts amounting to $10 million. The outstanding sum supposedly relates to customs bills racked up by ...
11:11 am EDT - Fri, November 11, 2011
Engadget StormDriver social browser gets alpha release, booming launch video
You're not really reading this. Okay, you are reading this, but the problem -- we're told -- is that you're reading it like a little Pac-Man trapped in a blind maze, in which all the other Pac-People ...
11:11 am EDT - Fri, November 11, 2011
Engadget StormDriver social web app gets alpha release, booming launch video
You're not really reading this. Okay, you are reading this, but the problem -- we're told -- is that you're reading it like a little Pac-Man trapped in a blind maze, in which all the other Pac-People ...
10:48 am EDT - Fri, November 11, 2011
Engadget Bert and Ernie TomTom voices tell you how to get, how to get to Sesame Street (video)
While some may seriously doubt their driving credentials, Bert and Ernie are the latest additions to TomTom's voice navigation library. The two muppets join the slightly more sinister likes of Darth V...
10:01 am EDT - Fri, November 11, 2011
Engadget Nokia Suite sheds its beta skin, officially sends Ovi Suite to pasture
Nokia Suite triumphantly dropped its beta training wheels yesterday, with the release of version 3.2.100. The upgrade, which replaces version 3.2.98, brings a "refreshed look and feel" to the Windows ...
09:04 am EDT - Fri, November 11, 2011
Engadget Nokia Champagne handset spotted on Windows Phone app, dancing the Tango?
Has a Windows Phone app just popped the cork on a new Nokia handset? It very well may have, based on the above image. Extracted from the "I'm a WP7" app and first identified by the folks over at WP Ce...
08:16 am EDT - Fri, November 11, 2011
Engadget Sony announces UMD Passport program in Japan, offers Vita PSN discounts to UMD owners
When Sony mentioned that the Vita wouldn't support the PSP's existing UMD library, we had to wonder what would become of the little discs. Sony hinted that something was on the way for physical media ...
07:11 am EDT - Fri, November 11, 2011
Engadget Samsung signs up PowerVR SGX MP GPUs for future devices, keeps its options open
Even though it's already listed on the dance card for ARM's upcoming MALI-T658 mobile GPU, Samsung is also licensing tech from Imagination Technologies. The new agreement will allow it to include Imag...
06:05 am EDT - Fri, November 11, 2011
Engadget Sony's CEO is ready to launch a four-screen platform 'that can compete with Steve Jobs'
After announcing that it would completely revamp its struggling TV business after yet another quarter of financial setbacks, what's next for Sony? CEO Howard Stringer tells the Wall Street Journal tha...
05:21 am EDT - Fri, November 11, 2011
Engadget Siri's UK voice answers questions about his journey to the iPhone 4S
The first rule of being Siri is do not talk about being Siri -- but Jon Briggs, the voice of the iPhone helper's British version, has, fittingly, has bucked that trend. Apple's preference for mystery ...
04:30 am EDT - Fri, November 11, 2011
Engadget Xbox.com upgrade is live with new Beacons and easy opt-out Auto Renewal
The newly refreshed Xbox.com is now live for one and all, offering its new Social area and beacons that were detailed previously. Of course, if you're averse to commitment (or just like buying your Xb...
03:48 am EDT - Fri, November 11, 2011
Engadget CPR Racing debuts Energica electric streetbike prototype at EICMA 2011
You might not need an electric streetbike in the near future, but it's still cool to know that the prototype is complete. CRP Racing has just introduced the Energica at the EICMA motorcyle show in Ita...
03:48 am EDT - Fri, November 11, 2011
Engadget CRP Racing debuts Energica electric streetbike prototype at EICMA 2011
You might not need an electric streetbike in the near future, but it's still cool to know that the prototype is complete. CRP Racing has just introduced the Energica at the EICMA motorcyle show in Ita...
02:42 am EDT - Fri, November 11, 2011
Engadget NVIDIA reports Q3 earnings: $1.07 billion in revenue, $178.3 million in net income
Just yesterday, ASUS announced the first-ever quad-core tablet, packing NVIDIA's Tegra 3 SoC, and now the chipmaker is making an announcement of its own. It may be a slightly less exciting reveal, but...
12:44 am EDT - Fri, November 11, 2011
Engadget Honda's Small Sports EV concept proves electric can be svelte, comes to Tokyo Motor Show next month
Honda fans, hope you're down for some last-minute tickets to Japan, as the automaker plans to release not one, but seven (!) stunning concepts at the upcoming Tokyo Motor show. Ranging from plug-in hy...
11:16 pm EDT - Thu, November 10, 2011
Engadget Lapdock 500 goes through the FCC, its pre-launch gutting ritual shown off to the public
If you've loved the idea of using a LapDock but you've held off because the existing models are either too Atrix-y (proprietary) or just plain ugly (LapDock 100, we're looking at you), there's a good ...
10:33 pm EDT - Thu, November 10, 2011
Engadget Corsair unveils Performance Pro Series SSDs, loads 'em with 6Gbs Marvel controllers
SandForce-equipped SSDs are seemingly all the rage nowadays, but lest we forget that others, like Marvell, have some peppy controllers of their own. Step up Corsair, who's just announced its new Marve...
10:33 pm EDT - Thu, November 10, 2011
Engadget Corsair unveils Performance Pro Series SSDs, loads 'em with 6Gbs Marvell controllers
SandForce-equipped SSDs are seemingly all the rage nowadays, but lest we forget that others, like Marvell, have some peppy controllers of their own. Step up Corsair, who's just announced its new Marve...
09:54 pm EDT - Thu, November 10, 2011
Engadget Researchers begin work on Babbage Analytical Engine, hope to compute like it's 1837
A fully-functional Babbage Difference Engine? That's been done and duplicated. But the even more ambitious Babbage Analytical Engine? That's another story completely. Devised by mathematician Charles ...
09:30 pm EDT - Thu, November 10, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live tonight at 5PM!
Last week's show went so well that we're doing it again. We've got Brian and Dana in studio in NYC and Darren beaming in via Skype. As for Tim? He's coming back next week. Or so he says. Chat along af...
09:12 pm EDT - Thu, November 10, 2011
Engadget IOGEAR's Wireless 3D Digital Kit streams the third-dimension in 1080p, ships soon for $380
It's like the company's CES-launched GW3DKIT, but with a dash of "HD," a spit shine and a realistic shipping date. IOGEAR's GW3DHDKIT has just been revealed to 3D-lovin' content watchers the world ove...
08:51 pm EDT - Thu, November 10, 2011
Engadget Tritton's $50 Trigger headset now shipping, lets budget-minded FPS players keep their wallets fat
It's been about a month since MadCatz began shipping the first of its four Tritton and Xbox 360 co-branded headsets (the $80 Devastator), and today the company's announced that its $50 Trigger variant...
08:30 pm EDT - Thu, November 10, 2011
Engadget Amazon Appstore for Android gets a Kindle Fire-inspired facelift
The Kindle Fire itself may still be a week away from release, but users of other Android tablets and phones can now get a small taste of what's in store courtesy of version 2.0 of the Amazon Appstore....
08:18 pm EDT - Thu, November 10, 2011
Engadget Digidrench whets our appetite for water-based Arduino adventures (video)
Wondering what you get when you mix an Arduino kit with some food coloring and plenty of water? Well, the Digidrench team came up with the concept of developing a media controller that mimics the flow...
07:54 pm EDT - Thu, November 10, 2011
Engadget Comcast shifts some customers to IPv6, promises it won't hurt
No sooner have you memorized the IP address of your media server and then your ISP has to go and mess it all up -- in this case, by adding a whole lot of extra digits. It's for a good cause, though: C...
07:33 pm EDT - Thu, November 10, 2011
Engadget Intel's Haswell detailed: three different GPUs, single-chip solution for ultrabooks
The demo of the 22nm Haswell running on a tiny solar cell at IDF was impressive, but it didn't really give us any idea what shipping products might look like. Well, a few slides popped up over at Chip...
07:00 pm EDT - Thu, November 10, 2011
Engadget IRL: Nikon D3S, iPod Classic and Klipsch's Image One headphones
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.We almost don...
07:00 pm EDT - Thu, November 10, 2011
Engadget IRL: Nikon D3S, iPod 4G and Klipsch's Image One headphones
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.We almost don...
06:18 pm EDT - Thu, November 10, 2011
Engadget Apple releases iOS 5.0.1, fixes bugs plaguing battery life and document syncing
Get ready to fire up iTunes and plug in that iOS device, because Apple's just released iOS 5.0.1. The release notes are identical to the two beta releases, which include fixing bugs relating to batter...
06:18 pm EDT - Thu, November 10, 2011
Engadget Honey, at home: Phillips urban beehive shrinks your ecological footprint, increases holes on belt
It's a first-world issue: running out of honey when we need just a little more to sweeten up that bowl of oatmeal or cup of coffee. What we need is a constant supply of the golden stuff, and Philips h...
06:16 pm EDT - Thu, November 10, 2011
Engadget Honey, at home: Phillips urban beehive shrinks your ecological footprint, increases holes on belt
It's a first-world issue: running out of honey when we need just a little more to sweeten up that bowl of oatmeal or cup of coffee. What we need is a constant supply of the golden stuff, and Philips h...
06:16 pm EDT - Thu, November 10, 2011
Engadget Honey, at home: Philips urban beehive shrinks your ecological footprint, increases holes on belt
It's a first-world issue: running out of honey when we need just a little more to sweeten up that bowl of oatmeal or cup of coffee. What we need is a constant supply of the golden stuff, and Philips h...
05:55 pm EDT - Thu, November 10, 2011
Engadget Assa Abloy developing NFC-enabled key cards for BlackBerry handsets, locked doors
The BlackBerry of the future may just unlock new doors -- literally. This week, RIM inked a new partnership with Sweden's own Assa Abloy, the company behind those NFC-enabled door locks we've seen in ...
05:32 pm EDT - Thu, November 10, 2011
Engadget Ericsson-sponsored 'On The Brink' mini-film puts connectivity in perspective
Every so often, a film (or short) like this crops up. Be it from AT&T in 1993, or Microsoft every couple of years, there's just something amazing about dreaming of the future. This go 'round, we'v...
05:00 pm EDT - Thu, November 10, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 review
What is the optimal size for a modern-day tablet? Is it 10 inches? Is it seven? Or, is it something smaller, like the economy-sized smartphone that is the Galaxy Note? We can't say for sure, but we su...
04:42 pm EDT - Thu, November 10, 2011
Engadget Nokia's Humanform concept phone, not shaped like us (video)
We barely recovered from Nokia's futuristic concept buffet at Nokia World, but a new video has unearthed the deceptively named Humanform. Fortunately not shaped like a dolly, this teardrop device cook...
04:19 pm EDT - Thu, November 10, 2011
Engadget Packard Bell trims the fat on PB oneTwo all-in-one desktop PC line
Don't look now, UKers -- but you've got yet another option in the burgeoning world of all-in-one PCs. Thrilling, we know. Packard Bell has just issued the revamped PB oneTwo, an all-in-one PC line tha...
03:53 pm EDT - Thu, November 10, 2011
Engadget LG flexes its pre-CES design muscle with a cubey AirPlay dock, svelte 3D HDTVs
LG has a habit of creating gadgets for everyday use with super-thin and ultra-sleek designs. This year, the company was recently awarded a whopping 12 Innovation Awards for CES 2012, which notably inc...
03:53 pm EDT - Thu, November 10, 2011
Engadget LG flexes its pre-CES design muscle with a cubey AirPlay dock, svelte 3D HDTVs (update)
Update: LG has requested that the images be removed, sorry folks.LG has a habit of creating gadgets for everyday use with super-thin and ultra-sleek designs. This year, the company was recently awarde...
03:27 pm EDT - Thu, November 10, 2011
Engadget China Telecom looking to expand into US consumer market, eyes 2012 launch
Instead of resting on its laurels as China's third-largest wireless provider, China Telecom is now looking to branch out into relatively uncharted waters -- namely, the US consumer market. In a recent...
02:48 pm EDT - Thu, November 10, 2011
Engadget Sony opens registration for PlayStation Suite SDK beta, lets devs build apps for Android and Vita
We first got wind of Sony's PlayStation Suite SDK back at the Tokyo Game Show in September, but the company just opened up the application process for a closed beta test, letting Windows XP and Window...
02:36 pm EDT - Thu, November 10, 2011
Engadget Your iPhone 4S's proximity sensor's working overtime -- thank Siri (video)
As far as assistants go, Siri can be rather demanding. In fact, she apparently requires that your iPhone 4S's proximity sensor be on whenever the handset's screen is activated. That's the conclusion i...
02:31 pm EDT - Thu, November 10, 2011
Engadget Overclock your MSI motherboard using your iPhone, iPad or Touch
Do overclockers tend to carry iPhones? Some do, surely, which is why MSI has released Afterburner for all iOS devices over at the App Store. Like the Android version we reported a while back, it hooks...
02:25 pm EDT - Thu, November 10, 2011
Engadget Senate to vote on net neutrality repeal today, Obama counters with a veto threat
The US Senate is slated to vote on a repeal of the FCC's controversial net neutrality regulations today, just a few days before they're scheduled to go into effect. Today's vote, like most these days,...
02:25 pm EDT - Thu, November 10, 2011
Engadget Senate to vote on net neutrality repeal today, Obama counters with a veto threat (update: 52-46 vote in favor of net neutrality)
The US Senate is slated to vote on a repeal of the FCC's controversial net neutrality regulations today, just a few days before they're scheduled to go into effect. Today's vote, like most these days,...
02:14 pm EDT - Thu, November 10, 2011
Engadget Lytro's light field camera hits the FCC, drop-dead simple user manual in tow
2011's most outrageously incredible camera just hit the FCC, leaving it a step or two shy of being on retail shelves here in America. The Lytro light field camera (hands-on) -- for those who blinked t...
01:56 pm EDT - Thu, November 10, 2011
Engadget Nokia publishes Lumia 800 'making-of' documentary (video)
You've already heard Nokia's Peter Skillman talk design regarding the N9, and now it's Nokia's turn to show you what kind of magical mayhem went into the the making of the Lumia 800. It's an eight-min...
01:49 pm EDT - Thu, November 10, 2011
Engadget RIM to forge ahead with Flash on the BlackBerry PlayBook, even if it's dead
Adobe may have killed off Flash for both TVs and mobile devices, but that isn't stopping RIM from continuing to support it on the PlayBook. In a statement provided to All Things D yesterday, the Black...
01:45 pm EDT - Thu, November 10, 2011
Engadget ARM's Mali-T658 GPU aims to beat the world in 2013; president Tudor Brown steps down
Here's an ARM duo to digest this fine morning -- ARM's president (and co-founder) Tudor Brown has announced that he'll be retiring in May after serving a bit over a score with the company. His final d...
01:41 pm EDT - Thu, November 10, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile USA Q3 2011 earnings: income and smartphone subscribers rise, net income at $332m
T-Mobile USA issued its third quarter financials, and things are looking up over last quarter -- if only just slightly. The carrier posted service revenues of $4.67 billion -- that's a modest 0.1 perc...
01:34 pm EDT - Thu, November 10, 2011
Engadget Kinect BeatWheel hack makes you do the windmill
Running out of avant garde ways of making music? Then perhaps this BeatWheel hack for Kinect, made at a recent Music Hackday in Boston, will give you some fresh ideas. Music samples are separated into...
01:06 pm EDT - Thu, November 10, 2011
Engadget Huawei MediaPad, Vision get priced in sterling, will arrive in UK within months
We're still awaiting further details on the MediaPad's stateside arrival, but Huawei has already spilled the beans for those on the other side of the Atlantic. At an event in London this week, the Chi...
12:45 pm EDT - Thu, November 10, 2011
Engadget Auto-suggestion keyboard found hiding inside iOS 5
The panoramic camera mode isn't the only thing to be unearthed from within iOS 5. A familiar-looking predictive typing option has been unlocked by iOS tinkerer, Sonny Dickson, who tweeted several shot...
12:20 pm EDT - Thu, November 10, 2011
Engadget Adobe abandoning Flash Player for TVs as well
And the white-flag waving continues. Shortly after announcing the painful death of Flash Player for mobile devices, Adobe is also stepping back from the platform on another major pedestal: television....
12:07 pm EDT - Thu, November 10, 2011
Engadget Samsung outs pink Galaxy S II and limited edition Galaxy Tab 10.1, plays up battle of the sexes
While some manufacturers play coy with their gender marketing plans (*cough* the Rhyme *cough*), others make no pretense about pandering straight to the sexes. Cue Samsung with two distinct South Kore...
11:05 am EDT - Thu, November 10, 2011
Engadget NTT DoCoMo begins testing automated Japanese English translation app that actually works (video)
We went hands-on with NTT DoCoMo's menu translator last month at CEATEC, but now Japan's leading carrier has a new translation tool to show off -- and it's quite impressive. The smartphone-based servi...
10:05 am EDT - Thu, November 10, 2011
Engadget eRocketry successfully launches Delta II Model 7420-10 rocket, has the video to prove it
Got a hankering for homebrewed aeronautics? You might wanna reach out to the folks at eRocketry -- a self-described "Online Rocketry and Space Community." Earlier this week, at the tenth annual Plaste...
09:03 am EDT - Thu, November 10, 2011
Engadget Timber! iOS and Android take 60 percent cut of mobile gaming dollars
The last time we reported on these figures, paid iOS and Android games were chipping away happily at the US market share of those two old oaks, Sony and Nintendo. Well, peer through the cloud of leave...
08:01 am EDT - Thu, November 10, 2011
Engadget RIM: BBX smartphones will have same resolution, aspect ratio as PlayBook, BES support, too
Wondering what RIM's got up its sleeves for its forthcoming lineup of BBX-based handsets? According to the company, it's derived at least some of its inspiration from its very own BlackBerry PlayBook....
06:59 am EDT - Thu, November 10, 2011
Engadget Toshiba's Portege Z835 coming to Best Buy for $899, aims for featherweight belt
This, readers, is the Toshiba Portege Z835, and it's on its way to a Best Buy near you. As Laptop Magazine reports, the company's new Ultrabook (and latest addition to the Z830 family) is available ex...
05:39 am EDT - Thu, November 10, 2011
Engadget Epson's Moverio BT-100 brings some transparency and 3D to head-mounted displays
Head-mounted displays come in all kinds of flavors, from Dragonball Z-style scouters with transparent displays, to those that bring personal 3D viewing in a package that fits right in on the Game Grid...
04:38 am EDT - Thu, November 10, 2011
Engadget Evoluce Kinect SDK hits the web, gives you an alternative to Microsoft's wares
If you think Microsoft should have all the SDK fun, just cause the company created the Kinect? Well, Evoluce clearly disagrees. The company behind Win & I and the Evoluce ONE 47-inch multitouch PC...
03:53 am EDT - Thu, November 10, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson's Xperia Acro and Xperia Arc get PlayStation Certified in Japan
Hello, PlayStation Certification! Looks like the Xperia Play is getting a bit of company in Japan, where Sony Ericsson's Xperia Arc and Acro are getting that coveted seal of approval. Updates are actu...
03:15 am EDT - Thu, November 10, 2011
Engadget iOS 5's panorama enabled with backup hackery, jailbreak not required
Did you want in on iOS 5's hidden panorama feature, but weren't down with the whole jailbreak shindig? You're in luck, because RedmondPie found a roundabout solution. All interested parties need is an...
02:07 am EDT - Thu, November 10, 2011
Engadget Gordon Murray's 350MPG EV sweeps the board and steals our hearts
Gordon Murray, designer of the truly insane McLaren F1, swept the board at the RAC Future Car Challenge this Saturday -- but for something much more sensible. It's the 1,500lbs T.27 EV, the little won...
12:54 am EDT - Thu, November 10, 2011
Engadget HTC Rezound starts shipping early because you can't stop the Beats
When HTC took the wraps off the Rezound, it tipped us off to a November 14th launch for Verizon's Beats Audio-branded device. Now, it appears that those of you who jumped on the pre-order bandwagon ar...
12:15 am EDT - Thu, November 10, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Interview: Kobo's Michael Serbinis
Kobo celebrated the launch of its eReader Touch Edition with a decidedly low-key event, inviting a handful of journalists to a dimly lit brunch place in midtown Manhattan. The company's CEO Michael Se...
11:33 pm EDT - Wed, November 9, 2011
Engadget Polaroid releases Z340 Instant Digital Camera, Gaga's Grey Label snapper still on the edge of glory
It may not be as flashy as the pop icon's as-of-yet-unreleased Grey Label shooter, but the Polaroid Z340 digital camera certainly bears a striking resemblance. Looking like the GL30 before it puts its...
10:42 pm EDT - Wed, November 9, 2011
Engadget Shaw plants 100Gbps fibers in Canada, watches them grow
Consumers can dream of 1Gbps, businesses might ask for 10Gbps, but here's the next step along that logarithmic curve: Shaw and Alcatel-Lucent just launched a new 100Gbps inter-city fiber optic network...
10:13 pm EDT - Wed, November 9, 2011
Engadget Nissan's showing off the Pivo 3, another EV-concept we wish it'd sell us (video)
Nissan's unveiled the Pivo 3, the latest version in the formerly egg-shaped Pivo line of Concept EVs. Ditching the spherical, independently moving cabin for a boxier, sharper look, the zero-emission c...
09:43 pm EDT - Wed, November 9, 2011
Engadget Talk mounts that version 5 could be Silverlight's last, might only work with Internet Explorer
Could Microsoft's Silverlight soon be following in the footsteps of Adobe's Flash Player for mobile devices? That's still unconfirmed by Microsoft, but ZDNet's Mary-Jo Foley is reporting that she's he...
09:14 pm EDT - Wed, November 9, 2011
Engadget Ubisoft's Drawsome Tablet for Wii is cheaper than art lessons, probably about as fun (video)
If you miss the unbridled delight of messing around in Mario Paint, then the days of waiting for a modern solution may be over, thanks to Ubisoft's new Drawsome tablet for Wii. Unless, of course, you ...
08:48 pm EDT - Wed, November 9, 2011
Engadget SD Association aims to provide authentication services with standardized smart-chip technology
The SD Association has already embraced some authentication measures to provide things like secure ebooks, but it's now looking to go the extra mile with a little help from GlobalPlatform. The two hav...
08:27 pm EDT - Wed, November 9, 2011
Engadget Droid 4 makes a cameo in Verizon systems, preps for its big debut
No cellphone is more closely associated with the Droid brand than, well, the Droid. The line of QWERTY sliders that truly ushered in the Android revolution hasn't changed much over the years. The aest...
08:06 pm EDT - Wed, November 9, 2011
Engadget HTC Titan stomps its way over to AT&T on November 20th for $199
You know what they say about people with big hands? They need big phones. Lucky for those of you possessed of mammoth mitts, AT&T's made good on its word and'll be adding HTC's 4.7-inch Titan to i...
07:44 pm EDT - Wed, November 9, 2011
Engadget Telefonica exec echoes what we already know: Nokia's new handsets are too spendy
Nokia has certainly had a reputation of keeping its premier phones at a high price, but it's not too often that we hear a head honcho in the industry say anything about it. Telefonica European General...
07:21 pm EDT - Wed, November 9, 2011
Engadget AT&T's SoundStream iOS dock takes a stroll through the FCC
Well, AT&T doesn't seem too keen on keeping any secrets when it comes to its SoundStream iOS speaker dock. On its way through the FCC today, the little iOS speaker station will act as both a charg...
06:56 pm EDT - Wed, November 9, 2011
Engadget Nokia Music breaks free from Lumia's chains, brings Windows Phone users together
Sure they're "stylish and light," but is that enough of a lure to rope you into the Lumia line's Mangofied wares? You'd want something a little extra to compensate for the underspecced goods, like a s...
06:37 pm EDT - Wed, November 9, 2011
Engadget Boxee Box may integrate live TV via USB dongle, push the definition of 'awesome' to a new level
Google tried it. Countless others did, too. It's largely believed that the single reason Apple hasn't offered up a true television is the impossible nature of dealing with pay-TV providers, and in rea...
06:21 pm EDT - Wed, November 9, 2011
Engadget Samsung Epic 4G Gingerbread update is now rolling out
The words "Epic" and "Sprint" are typically involved in sentences that also include "delayed" and "update," but if you've been holding out for Gingerbread on your Epic 4G, today's the day. Sprint has ...
05:45 pm EDT - Wed, November 9, 2011
Engadget Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2 review
In the world of DJ'ing there are few certainties, be it the music you play, where you play it, or what you play it on. One thing's for sure, and that is that technology is changing the craft of mixing...
05:21 pm EDT - Wed, November 9, 2011
Engadget Google to end support for BlackBerry Gmail app this month
Google has already made quite a few significant cuts to services it's deemed outside of its focus in the past few months, and it's now made another that surely won't please a particular subset of its ...
05:00 pm EDT - Wed, November 9, 2011
Engadget Satarii Star movement-tracking camera dock finalized as Swivl, now available for reserve
If you'll recall, back in January we took notice of an interesting gizmo dubbed Satarii Star -- a movement-tracking dock concept that was seeking funding on IndieGoGo. Well, the unit has since been fu...
05:00 pm EDT - Wed, November 9, 2011
Engadget Satarii Star movement-tracking camera dock finalized as Swivl, now available for reserve (update: video)
If you'll recall, back in January we took notice of an interesting gizmo dubbed Satarii Star -- a movement-tracking dock concept that was seeking funding on IndieGoGo. Well, the unit has since been fu...
04:43 pm EDT - Wed, November 9, 2011
Engadget Eric Schmidt: Google still has 'growing and profitable business in China'
To say that Google and the Chinese government have had a rocky relationship in recent years would be something of an understatement. But it now appears that the company is willing to mend its Mainland...
04:24 pm EDT - Wed, November 9, 2011
Engadget NEC 52-inch table disguised as boring office furniture
The problem with Microsoft Surface is that it looks too much like fun. NEC has the right idea: affix some trolley wheels, brush some aluminum, give it a sedate name like "X-info Table" and then maybe,...
04:05 pm EDT - Wed, November 9, 2011
Engadget Utamin: the adorable, Theremin-like toy that's a great gift for someone else's kids
With the holiday season fast approaching, it's important to start figuring what to get all the little ones on your shopping list. If your local Toys"R"Us is all out of Keepons maybe you can import a f...
03:43 pm EDT - Wed, November 9, 2011
Engadget Griffin's Beacon universal remote control system now available for Android, ships for $70
It's been quite a while since we got our hands on Griffin's Beacon universal remote control, way back at CES. The IR converter has since hit the market for iOS users, but the Android community, until ...
03:00 pm EDT - Wed, November 9, 2011
Engadget HTC Vivid review
HTC's been around this block before -- the LTE one, that is. Back in March, the manufacturer was the first to hold Verizon's hand as it tested the 4G waters with the Thunderbolt. That launch may have ...
02:51 pm EDT - Wed, November 9, 2011
Engadget Facebook, Twitter, Netflix and 'several thousand' more apps set to hit Kindle Fire next week
Sure there's little doubt that Kindle Fire will offer up Amazon's top-tier reading features when hits next week, but let's be honest, this is a tablet we're talking about here -- we want to hear about...
02:47 pm EDT - Wed, November 9, 2011
Engadget Adobe confirms Flash Player is dead for mobile devices
We heard the rumors and now here's the confirmation: Flash Player for mobile devices is officially dead. Adobe is reaffirming its commitment "aggressively contribute" to HTML5, a platform with broader...
02:37 pm EDT - Wed, November 9, 2011
Engadget Nokia Maps hacked, delivered to all Windows Phones thanks to XDA devs
First Drive, now Maps -- Nokia's exclusive Windows Phone 7 apps simply refuse to stay, well, exclusive. Now, Nokia Maps will officially be ported to non-Finish-manufactured Microsoft handsets, but whe...
02:15 pm EDT - Wed, November 9, 2011
Engadget Fedora 16 now being served, with large side order of cloud
What happens when 24,000 geeks contribute to a single open source project? Fedora 16, that's what. The watery 'Verne' update is based on Linux kernel 3.1.0 and comes with a bunch of enterprise-friendl...
02:06 pm EDT - Wed, November 9, 2011
Engadget WIMM One Android wearable gets developer release
A few months back we got hands-on with a new wearable Android device called the WIMM One. You may remember the one-inch square touchscreen device packed a silly amount of tech -- Bluetooth, accelerome...
01:53 pm EDT - Wed, November 9, 2011
Engadget Acer Iconia Tab A200 leaves the FCC larger than expected
The consensus was that the Iconia Tab A200 would be the intermediate device 'twixt the 7-inch A100 and 10-inch A500 -- not so if the ruler-wavers at the FCC are doing their job properly. The schematic...
01:31 pm EDT - Wed, November 9, 2011
Engadget Amazon's Kindle Cloud Reader storms into Firefox on an HTML5 chariot
Just about three months after launching on Safari and Chrome, Amazon's Kindle Cloud Reader app has finally made its way to Firefox. With this HTML5-based app, Mozilla devotees can access Kindle books ...
01:09 pm EDT - Wed, November 9, 2011
Engadget FCC enlists more cable providers to offer discounted broadband to low-income families
Back in September, Comcast teamed up with the FCC to offer discounted broadband access to low-income families, in the hopes of bridging the connectivity gulf separating the haves from the have-nots. T...
12:46 pm EDT - Wed, November 9, 2011
Engadget Tango video calling app prances its way into Windows Phone Marketplace
We were expecting to see Tango pop up for Windows Phone users this week and, sure enough, here it is. The video calling service finally hit the Marketplace today, more than a year after launching on i...
12:22 pm EDT - Wed, November 9, 2011
Engadget Xbox.com upgrade will add new Social features, support for Xbox Live Beacons
The Xbox 360 hasn't received its new coat of paint for the fall yet, but Microsoft just announced Xbox.com will be seeing similar changes in "the coming days." The old "My Xbox" section is getting the...
11:13 am EDT - Wed, November 9, 2011
Engadget PSA: FEMA to test nationwide Emergency Alert System today, emphasis on 'test'
Don't freak out or anything, but at 2 PM EST today, the US government will sound a nationwide alarm. Barring a coincidence of cataclysmic proportion, however, it will only be a test. It's all part of ...
10:16 am EDT - Wed, November 9, 2011
Engadget Toshiba's super-thin AT200 tablet running late, not out til next year
Now that the Asus Transformer Prime is pegged for a December release, Toshiba has become less coy about it's own 10.1-inch Android tablet, the AT200. A blogger posited a question on the company's offi...
09:14 am EDT - Wed, November 9, 2011
Engadget Vooma Peel PG92 case brings dual-SIM capability, added appeal to your iPhone 4, 4S
Vooma's new Peel PG92 handset case isn't the first to bring dual-SIM capability to the iPhone 4, but it may be the most elegant. The accessory, which has yet to be released, essentially consists of an...
08:20 am EDT - Wed, November 9, 2011
Engadget The droid nobody was looking for: an R2-D2 MP4 player
We all know the story of how Artoo braved the sands of Tatooine to deliver Princess Leia's message to old Ben, but we never guessed that he encoded it as an MP4. Leave it to Toys 'R' Us to set the sto...
07:29 am EDT - Wed, November 9, 2011
Engadget Adobe reportedly will announce the end of Flash Player for mobile devices
Even though Adobe just mentioned it was planning to invest further in HTML5 after restructuring, a rumor from ZDNet suggests the changes could go even further by dropping development for Flash Player ...
05:49 am EDT - Wed, November 9, 2011
Engadget Transformer Prime detailed: 10-inch Super IPS+ display, 12-hour battery and quad-core Tegra 3, ships in December for $499
For three weeks now, Android fans have been fidgeting impatiently. Specifically, ever since ASUS chairman Jonney Shih took the stage at last month's AsiaD conference and teased the next-gen Transforme...
05:49 am EDT - Wed, November 9, 2011
Engadget ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime: 10-inch Super IPS+ display, 12-hour battery and quad-core Tegra 3, ships in December for $499
For three weeks now, Android fans have been fidgeting impatiently. Specifically, ever since ASUS chairman Jonney Shih took the stage at last month's AsiaD conference and teased the next-gen Transforme...
05:32 am EDT - Wed, November 9, 2011
Engadget NVIDIA says Tegra 3 is a 'PC-class CPU,' has screenshots to prove it
Asus can't be absorbing all those limelight photons today. Not when its newly official Transformer Prime depends so heavily on NVIDIA's special sauce. Admittedly, we already know a lot about Tegra 3 f...
05:16 am EDT - Wed, November 9, 2011
Engadget TiVo Premiere Q and Preview multiroom DVR setup finally debuts from RCN
The new "whole home solution" from TiVo consisting of the four tuner Premiere Q DVR and Preview extender is finally available for the first time, from RCN. The initial rollout is taking place in the W...
04:14 am EDT - Wed, November 9, 2011
Engadget Adobe to lay off 750 workers, restructure around digital media, marketing
The company made famous by the ubiquitous Flash Player and multimedia software like the Adobe Creative Suite has announced its plans to eliminate 750 full-time positions in attempts to reposition itse...
03:48 am EDT - Wed, November 9, 2011
Engadget Russian and Chinese satellites going to Martian moon, plan to bring back some of the Red Planet
Russia just finished its Mars500 simulation, proving that man can handle the arduous task of traveling to and from the Red Planet -- or at least it proved man can live in a confined space for 520 days...
03:48 am EDT - Wed, November 9, 2011
Engadget Russian and Chinese satellites going to Martian moon, plan to bring back some of the Red Planet (update: stranded in Earth orbit)
Russia just finished its Mars500 simulation, proving that man can handle the arduous task of traveling to and from the Red Planet -- or at least it proved man can live in a confined space for 520 days...
02:57 am EDT - Wed, November 9, 2011
Engadget AT&T commits to LTE-Advanced deployment in 2013, Hesse and Mead unfazed
This should come as no surprise, but following Sprint and Verizon's previous commitment to an LTE-Advanced future, one who breathes could justifiably assume that AT&T might have something to say o...
02:14 am EDT - Wed, November 9, 2011
Engadget MOD and MOD Live Android ski goggles give extreme analytics, we go eyes-on (video)
Straight out of Q's closet of goodies are Recon Instrument's brand new MOD and MOD Live ski goggles, giving bikers, skiers and snowboarders a glimpse into the digital extreme with a tiny built-in LCD ...
01:58 am EDT - Wed, November 9, 2011
Engadget Biscotti TV phone hands-on
The tiny Biscotti TV phone would be pretty easy to miss in most home theater setups. It is, in fact, roughly the shape and size of its namesake Italian cookie. Honestly, it'd be pretty easy to miss ev...
01:40 am EDT - Wed, November 9, 2011
Engadget Sennheiser RS 220 wireless headphones hands-on (video)
You can buy wired headphones for $600, so why not throw a pricey cordless pair into the mix? That seems to be Sennheiser's approach, which quietly launched the RS 220 wireless headphones at CES Unveil...
01:24 am EDT - Wed, November 9, 2011
Engadget Virtual MIDI piano glove even makes MJ's sparkly one look tame (video)
When a piano necktie or keytar just feel too showy, why not opt for the more subdued wireless MIDI piano glove? An excellent choice for daytime or night, the hand accessory allows you to tickle the vi...
12:41 am EDT - Wed, November 9, 2011
Engadget Nokia N9 swipes fresh goodies with PR1.1 update, NFC and Swype in tow
Outside of snapping up an even newer handset, N9 users who are looking to score a taste of the very latest from Nokia will uncover a delicious morsel waiting in the form of a software update. Known as...
12:19 am EDT - Wed, November 9, 2011
Engadget Ziiiro Celeste watches tick off the hours in multi-hued fashion
Despite our fascination with all things high-tech and the fact that we've got a smartphone in our pocket at all times, we've got a serious soft spot for stylish and inventive timepieces. Ziiiro is one...
11:49 pm EDT - Tue, November 8, 2011
Engadget Mad Catz goes massively multiplayer with Cyborg M.M.O.7
Remember that intense Albino Rat Mouse from Mad Catz that we took for a spin and ripped apart way back in August? Meet its cousin, the Cyborg M.M.O.7. As you've likely already gathered, this rather in...
11:19 pm EDT - Tue, November 8, 2011
Engadget New periodic table element names confirmed, textbook makers sigh in relief
What's in a name? If you're the general assembly of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics, then quite a lot. It's that bunch who have finally rubber-stamped the names of elements Darmsta...
10:57 pm EDT - Tue, November 8, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile Galaxy S II screen issues have some seeing (poorly rendered) red
The T-Mobile version of the Galaxy S II is certainly a fine piece of hardware and we didn't have any complaints about the Super AMOLED Plus display in our review, but others have come across some perp...
10:31 pm EDT - Tue, November 8, 2011
Engadget Kindle family goes retail, coming to a store near you on November 15th
Are you giddy thinking about the arrival of the new Kindles? We know you are, and so does Amazon, so the king of online retail is making it easier to get your hands on your Kindle of choice. Bezos and...
10:26 pm EDT - Tue, November 8, 2011
Engadget Apple reaches settlement in MagSafe class action suit, dodges fireball
Apple's MagSafe has been veritable boon to the clumsy, saving MacBooks from accidental drops since 2006. The magnetic solution, however, hasn't been exactly great when keeping those same notebooks spa...
10:05 pm EDT - Tue, November 8, 2011
Engadget Rakuten signs agreement to purchase Kobo
Rakuten, Inc. has just announced that it has signed a "definitive agreement" to "to acquire 100% of total issued and outstanding shares" of Kobo for a total of $315 milllion in cash. According to the ...
09:29 pm EDT - Tue, November 8, 2011
Engadget PayPal direct NFC payments to Android app, lets you P2P your lunch money
It's another nail in the coffin of expensive, dirty, smelly physical cash and coins. PayPal has released the 3.0 version of its Android app and, through that, users can directly exchange money from on...
09:29 pm EDT - Tue, November 8, 2011
Engadget PayPal adds NFC payments to Android app, lets you P2P your lunch money
It's another nail in the coffin of expensive, dirty, smelly physical cash and coins. PayPal has released the 3.0 version of its Android app and, through that, users can directly exchange money from on...
09:02 pm EDT - Tue, November 8, 2011
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 273 - 11.08.2011
Flowing through this week's packed lineup of topic is a theme of Hollywood vs. new technology, whether it's CBS against a new Apple TV service and Hulu or the MPAA v. Zediva. As much as wrangling over...
08:33 pm EDT - Tue, November 8, 2011
Engadget Twitter-enhanced Firefox 8 officially available for download, Android version updated
Those watching the FTP servers may have been able to snag it a bit early, but Mozilla's now announced that Firefox 8 is officially available for Windows, Mac and Linux computers. The big addition, suc...
08:13 pm EDT - Tue, November 8, 2011
Engadget Zero Motorcycles reveals longer range, longer lasting 2012 lineup (video)
Zero Motorcycles is gearing up for 2012, and not by stockpiling canned goods and ammunition. The company is refreshing its line of all-electric bikes and adding a host of refinements, including a new ...
07:47 pm EDT - Tue, November 8, 2011
Engadget This 25th anniversary Zelda 3DS kind of Hyrules
Sure, it may not have one of those coveted right circle pads, but this Zelda-branded Nintendo 3DS is just dripping in Hyrule awesomeness. The limited edition portable console will be released in Europ...
07:23 pm EDT - Tue, November 8, 2011
Engadget AT&T Call International App gets Ma Bell into the mobile VoIP market
AT&T is throwing its globe trotting customers something of a bone with its Call International App. The free VoIP service, created with help from 8x8, will allow customers to place international lo...
07:00 pm EDT - Tue, November 8, 2011
Engadget Sony VAIO F Series review (late 2011)
Sony barreled into CES earlier this year flaunting a 3D monster laptop boasting a 16-inch 1080p display, a built-in 3D transmitter and a fancy button that promised to instantly add an extra dimension ...
06:33 pm EDT - Tue, November 8, 2011
Engadget Siri ported iPhone 3GS, likes to kick it old school (video)
Still clutching that 3GS in a jealous rage over your iPhone 4 and 4S toting mates who've been hooking up with Siri? Qwell your anger, friends, as iOS 5's favorite sidekick has been successfully ported...
06:33 pm EDT - Tue, November 8, 2011
Engadget Siri ported to iPhone 3GS, likes to kick it old school
Still clutching that 3GS in a jealous rage over your iPhone 4 and 4S toting mates who've been hooking up with Siri? Qwell your anger, friends, as iOS 5's favorite sidekick has been successfully ported...
06:07 pm EDT - Tue, November 8, 2011
Engadget Apple Store iOS app adds in-store purchasing, we go hands-on (video)
If you've been to an Apple Store recently, you're probably familiar with EasyPay -- Apple's not-always-so-easy handheld checkout system that enables employees to process transactions on the floor, sen...
05:45 pm EDT - Tue, November 8, 2011
Engadget AT&T and Intuit square up to... Square (video)
Better watch your back, Jack. Smartphone-payment player Intuit has formed an unholy alliance with AT&T to produce Intuit GoPayment for AT&T (these guys love the sound of their own names) in th...
05:22 pm EDT - Tue, November 8, 2011
Engadget Jailbreakers unearth hidden panorama mode in iOS 5 camera app
Somewhere deep within the bowels of iOS 5 lurks a panoramic camera function, and hacker Conrad Kramer has unlocked it. The trick, according to Kramer (AKA Conradev), is to set the "EnableFirebreak" ke...
04:55 pm EDT - Tue, November 8, 2011
Engadget Behind the glass: a detailed tour inside the Motorola Droid RAZR
At a thickness of 7.1mm, the Motorola RAZR's so thin that you wouldn't think that anything could actually fit in there, but alas, there's plenty of circuitry and silicon crammed into that teeny space....
04:33 pm EDT - Tue, November 8, 2011
Engadget Synaptics shows conceptual trackpad interface with Windows 8, better make it a reality (video)
It's pretty obvious from Microsoft's outing of Windows 8 that touch is going to be a real focal point, but on machines that lack a touchscreen, it'll be the trackpad pulling weight. Synaptics, a famed...
04:11 pm EDT - Tue, November 8, 2011
Engadget Code wizardry turns MythTV into Windows legend
There are plenty of myths that surround MythTV: it's for hardcore enthusiasts only, you need a dedicated Linux box and that it's totally incompatible with Redmond's offerings. Whilst Microsoft HTPC us...
03:45 pm EDT - Tue, November 8, 2011
Engadget OCZ ups the IOPS on its RevoDrive 3 Max series
OCZ has bulked up its latest selection of PCIe SSDs, unveiling the RevoDrive 3 Max IOPS and the RevoDrive 3 X2 Max IOPS. The X2 (shown above) comes in meaty 240GB and 960GB capacities and delivers 1.9...
03:12 pm EDT - Tue, November 8, 2011
Engadget Nielsen: Soon-to-be seniors adopting smartphones faster than any other age group
If your granny recently purchased her very first smartphone, she's not alone. According to the latest Q3 figures from Nielsen, Americans between the ages of 55 and 64 are adopting smartphones at a fas...
02:59 pm EDT - Tue, November 8, 2011
Engadget Consumer Reports finds iPhone 4S to have worthwhile antennae, says newer iPhone 4 is still problematic
"Consumer Reports recommends the iPhone 4S." It's only half a dozen words, but to the engineers (and marketers) at Apple, it spells "relief." After being profusely impacted by Consumer Reports' decisi...
02:59 pm EDT - Tue, November 8, 2011
Engadget Consumer Reports finds iPhone 4S to have worthwhile antennas, says newer iPhone 4 is still problematic
"Consumer Reports recommends the iPhone 4S." It's only half a dozen words, but to the engineers (and marketers) at Apple, it spells "relief." After being profusely impacted by Consumer Reports' decisi...
02:39 pm EDT - Tue, November 8, 2011
Engadget Four out of ten Androids prefer the taste of Gingerbread
Another month, another land-grab by Android's now-dominant Gingerbread iteration. The last smartphone-only version now lays claim to 44.4 percent of all Android phones. We'd put this down to continued...
02:06 pm EDT - Tue, November 8, 2011
Engadget Cricket offers global local numbers for $10 per month
There are plenty of ways to call up your personal diaspora on the cheap, but why should it always be you who initiates? So-called "global local" numbers have been around for a while, but now Cricket h...
01:33 pm EDT - Tue, November 8, 2011
Engadget Spotify now available for download on Windows Phone
Good news, Windows Phone wielders -- Spotify is now available for your streaming pleasure. The app popped up this morning as a free download on the Windows Phone Marketplace, though you'll need a subs...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, November 8, 2011
Engadget LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt SSD review
Thunderbolt's the newest kid on the connection block, and its greased-lightning transfer rates make for an awfully attractive alternative to USB and FireWire for those who move big chunks of data on t...
12:32 pm EDT - Tue, November 8, 2011
Engadget Logitech Squeezebox gets MOG personalized music streaming
This one's for you, Squeezebox listeners: you can now add the MOG music streaming service to your list of apps and stream 13 million mood-categorized tracks to your system at up to 320Kbps. It's ad-fr...
12:02 pm EDT - Tue, November 8, 2011
Engadget NTT DoCoMo's Galaxy S II LTE makes way through FCC with swagger
Among the litany of smartphones that NTT DoCoMo announced last month, the SC-03D -- otherwise known as the Galaxy S II LTE -- was undeniably among the forefront of the bunch. The handset will begin sh...
11:07 am EDT - Tue, November 8, 2011
Engadget Canonical gets a little more precise about what's in store for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Look, codenames are all fine and dandy, but we want the meat -- we want to know exactly what Precise Pangolin has in store. Specifics are still a little hard to come by, but there were some tidbits ou...
10:05 am EDT - Tue, November 8, 2011
Engadget Dish Network's Q3 profits rise 30 percent, but subscriber base diminishes
The third fiscal quarter of this year saw the best of times and the worst of times for Dish Network. On the positive side of the ledger, the company saw net revenues grow by 12.3 percent since Q3 2010...
09:00 am EDT - Tue, November 8, 2011
Engadget Microsoft wants a share of Huawei's Android profits
As a reward for its growth and successful product launches, Huawei now finds itself on the grim radar of Redmond's patent fee hunters, who claim that Android-based hardware impinges on their intellect...
08:29 am EDT - Tue, November 8, 2011
Engadget Republic Wireless goes live, brings unlimited data, text and calls to LG Optimus users
Well, that didn't take too long. As promised, Republic Wireless flipped the switch on its new unlimited everything plan today, offering a smorgasbord of wireless talk, text and data for the flat fee o...
07:39 am EDT - Tue, November 8, 2011
Engadget Honda's ASIMO robot sheds a few pounds, gets all autonomous on us (video)
We've already seen it dance, sing and read minds, but Honda's ASIMO humanoid has now taken that one great leap into decidedly more dystopian territory. The revamped bot, pictured above (and apparently...
06:37 am EDT - Tue, November 8, 2011
Engadget Siri talks to Mac 512k, plays telephone with intermediary computers
Possibly fueled by the same geeky instinct that pushes our kind to build SD card readers for ancient game consoles and port Doom to just about everything, YouTube user Napabar recently bridged the 27 ...
05:15 am EDT - Tue, November 8, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile to carry Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus with 4G, available November 16th for $250
We were already expecting to see the WiFi-only version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus make its American debut on November 13th, but it may be worth waiting an extra three days if you'd like to hav...
05:01 am EDT - Tue, November 8, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile Springboard review
When the Huawei MediaPad was first announced in June, it was notable for being the first tablet we'd heard of to run Android 3.2. Since then, the Acer Iconia Tab A100 and others have beat it to market...
04:47 am EDT - Tue, November 8, 2011
Engadget Mozilla seeks to infiltrate Android with Boot to Gecko, a new mobile OS for geekos
Remember those rumblings about Mozilla and its very own mobile OS known as Boot to Gecko? We now have further details to share, and unlike most operating systems -- which demand their own hardware -- ...
03:57 am EDT - Tue, November 8, 2011
Engadget Charlie Miller's latest iOS hack gets into the App Store, gets him tossed out (video)
This isn't the first brush Apple's iOS platform has had with apps that exploit security holes to run unsigned code, but according to the developer of InstaStock, this may be the first to get a securit...
02:43 am EDT - Tue, November 8, 2011
Engadget Panasonic Toughpad A1 and B1: the tablets you can drop and pick back up again
Panasonic's bringing its Tough ways to the tablet front, unveiling two new Honeycomb slates that could be the most durable consumer entries to that field we've yet seen. First up is the 10-inch A1, ru...
02:00 am EDT - Tue, November 8, 2011
Engadget ZTE Warp hands-on
We're here at the Hard Rock Cafe in NYC, where Boost Mobile is showing off its latest prepaid Android smartphone running on Sprint's 3G CDMA network, the ZTE warp. If you'll recall, this 1GHz Gingerbr...
02:00 am EDT - Tue, November 8, 2011
Engadget ZTE Warp hands-on (update: video)
We're here at the Hard Rock Cafe in NYC, where Boost Mobile is showing off its latest prepaid Android smartphone running on Sprint's 3G CDMA network, the ZTE warp. If you'll recall, this 1GHz Gingerbr...
02:00 am EDT - Tue, November 8, 2011
Engadget ZTE Warp hands-on (video)
We're here at the Hard Rock Cafe in NYC, where Boost Mobile is showing off its latest prepaid Android smartphone running on Sprint's 3G CDMA network, the ZTE warp. If you'll recall, this 1GHz Gingerbr...
01:53 am EDT - Tue, November 8, 2011
Engadget HTC Edge may be the first quad-core smartphone to market
Color us skeptical on this one, but rumors are coming down the pipeline about an HTC phone called the Edge. It's supposedly going to be the first Tegra 3-powered smartphone. According to Pocketnow, th...
01:18 am EDT - Tue, November 8, 2011
Engadget Nuclear clocks could be 60x as accurate as atomic counterparts, less prone to errors
For years, atomic clocks have been considered the most accurate devices for tracking the slow march towards obsolescence, a subatomic particle vibrating a given number of times per second with relativ...
12:33 am EDT - Tue, November 8, 2011
Engadget Nokia to bear NFC guns in US, create its own mobile wallet?
Nokia is still champing at the bit when it comes to creating the so-called three horse race, but the Finnish mainstay has another three word secret weapon up its sleeve: NFC. In an interview with Elec...
11:41 pm EDT - Mon, November 7, 2011
Engadget Google+ laser hack, Hangout shoots first (video)
We've all been in those boring meetings where you just want to let rip on marketing with a laser blaster. And now you can... kinda. Best of all, you don't even need to leave your La-Z-Boy. House4Hack,...
11:06 pm EDT - Mon, November 7, 2011
Engadget Must See HDTV (November 7th - 13th)
It'll be hard to find a sports matchup that equals last weekend's 'Bama/LSU showdown, but Fox will try as it dives into the octagon with some MMA this weekend. There's also a few family-friendly Blu-r...
10:38 pm EDT - Mon, November 7, 2011
Engadget Nook Tablet's Read and Record hands-on (video)
The multimedia features on the new Nook Tablet mean more than just watching video and listening to music -- they actually give a bit of a boost to the reading experience, as well. One of the best impl...
10:17 pm EDT - Mon, November 7, 2011
Engadget Microsoft installs 'biggest Windows Phone ever' in NYC's Herald Square (video)
Thousands of smartphones pass through New York City's Herald Square each day, but few tower higher than a few inches, or run Windows Phone 7.5. In celebration of three new Windows Phones hitting store...
09:56 pm EDT - Mon, November 7, 2011
Engadget Cyberdyne turns its HAL exoskeleton into an anti-radiation suit
The original Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL) suit was designed to help those with muscle diseases, but it's now been upgraded to cope with a very different type of problem: handling radioactive substances...
09:44 pm EDT - Mon, November 7, 2011
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 5:30PM
It's Monday, and we're still here to help by letting you peek into the recording booth when the Engadget HD podcast goes to mp3 at 5:30PM. We're back at our regular time, so take a peek at the live st...
09:19 pm EDT - Mon, November 7, 2011
Engadget Microsoft taps Samsung VP Gavin Kim to be new Windows Phone GM
The last Windows Phone General Manager, Charlie Kindel, may have been a longtime Microsoft vet, but the company's looked beyond Redmond for his permanent replacement. As BGR reports, Microsoft has sna...
08:56 pm EDT - Mon, November 7, 2011
Engadget Netflix, MGM strike licensing agreement ahead of launch in the UK, Ireland
When Netflix makes its debut in the UK and Ireland next year, it'll do so with MGM Studios by its side. Today, the two companies announced a new licensing agreement that will give Netflix exclusive re...
08:34 pm EDT - Mon, November 7, 2011
Engadget Nook Simple Touch upgrade hands-on (video)
The Tablet may have gotten most of the glory at today's Nook event, but there was plenty of love to go around across the line. The Color got some solid multimedia upgrades, courtesy of Hulu Plus, Pand...
08:11 pm EDT - Mon, November 7, 2011
Engadget Swann releases Freestyle HD, begs you to capture 1080p underwater via LCD viewer
Looking to step your game up when capturing surfing footage from atop your longboard? Swann is aiming to lend a helping hand with its newfangled Freestyle HD wearable video camera. This offering is th...
07:49 pm EDT - Mon, November 7, 2011
Engadget New nanotube battery technology leads to blisteringly fast recharges, improved safety features
Some day, your restroom break may be enough time to charge your [insert nifty gadget here] halfway. A group of researchers at the Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory has discovered that...
07:26 pm EDT - Mon, November 7, 2011
Engadget Nintendo patent posits Wiimote touchpad extension, looks like plumbing schematic
This patent from Nintendo envisions how it could bring a touch interface to its Wiimotes through an (admittedly unwieldy-looking) controller extension. While the Wii U already looks set to bring touch...
07:05 pm EDT - Mon, November 7, 2011
Engadget Want a Nokia N9 in the US? Expansys has some, but it'll cost ya
So you have a hankerin' for a new phone and seven Benjamins burning a hole in your pocket. What's a person to do? Even though Nokia won't be selling the N9 -- the company's one and only MeeGo device -...
06:44 pm EDT - Mon, November 7, 2011
Engadget JTT Chobi Cam Pro is the Napoleon of cheap miniature cameras
Unlike JTT's cutesy miniature DSLR, this new ¥6,000 ($76) Chobi Cam Pro could potentially be used for home monitoring or perhaps even wildlife photography. In addition to recording 12 megapixel st...
06:22 pm EDT - Mon, November 7, 2011
Engadget Google+ launches Pages for businesses and brands
It may have taken a while, but Google has now officially opened up Google+ to business and brands, not just individuals. It's calling it Google+ Pages, but there appears to be little differe...
06:13 pm EDT - Mon, November 7, 2011
Engadget iHome goes retro futurist with new iP4 boombox speaker dock
We've seen a number of companies put a modern spin on the venerable boombox, but nothing quite like this new iP4 speaker dock from iHome. While it's unmistakingly a boombox, it looks more like a circa...
05:51 pm EDT - Mon, November 7, 2011
Engadget NYT: Disney, YouTube strike new content partnership, will launch kid-friendly channel
Disney is certainly no stranger to YouTube, but the company is looking to strengthen those ties today, with a new video partnership. According to the New York Times, Disney Interactive Media and YouTu...
05:33 pm EDT - Mon, November 7, 2011
Engadget Verizon to begin offering double the data for your buck tomorrow as a limited time promo
The blazing-fast speeds you get from LTE are absolutely wonderful, but the joyride you're relishing can be over rather quickly when you have a capped data plan. Verizon's reportedly offering new and e...
05:13 pm EDT - Mon, November 7, 2011
Engadget Nook Tablet vs. Nook Color...Fight!
So, we've already established that the Nook Tablet looks an awful lot like the Nook Color. Just how similar are they? Check out the above image of the devices side by side, and you tell us. Shades of...
05:02 pm EDT - Mon, November 7, 2011
Engadget NSK developing Kinect-laced robotic guide dog for the blind (video)
Have you ever looked at a robotic dog, scratched your head and thought, "Why?" Well, NSK has just responded with a pretty valid "Because." Turns out, the Japanese manufacturer is working on a new mech...
04:43 pm EDT - Mon, November 7, 2011
Engadget Barnes & Noble's Nook Tablet gets real, we go hands-on (video)
Sure, we can't say we didn't see this coming -- Barnes & Noble today launched its answer to the Kindle Fire. The new Nook Tablet certainly isn't all that new from an aesthetic standpoint, compared...
04:24 pm EDT - Mon, November 7, 2011
Engadget ZTE Tania and LG Jil Sander Windows Phones hands-on
Wondering how they do Windows Phone in Asia? Take a peek at these two that have yet to find release on American shores -- and may never. The first is the ZTE Tania, which we've seen before, a 4.3-inch...
04:13 pm EDT - Mon, November 7, 2011
Engadget Spotify app on Windows Phone hands-on (video)
We just got our first hands-on with Spotify on Windows Phone, running on a Jil Sander device from LG, of all things. This instantly gives Spotify users a new reason to step up and subscribe to the pre...
04:10 pm EDT - Mon, November 7, 2011
Engadget New Sony Bloggie Mobile HD Snap camera gets bowed design, FCC inspection
Sony has already delivered its Bloggie cameras with 3D video and even dual screens, and now we've got the first hint at what's next. The MHS-TS55, going through its FCC testing as the Mobile HD Snap c...
03:51 pm EDT - Mon, November 7, 2011
Engadget Barnes & Noble launches in-store Nook stations
The e-reader competition is clearer *ahem* heating up this holiday season. Barnes & Noble today announced the launch of a brand new Nook Tablet and offered up some nice discounts on its existing N...
03:45 pm EDT - Mon, November 7, 2011
Engadget Bell confirms arrival of LG Optimus LTE, hasn't settled on a name
It's official: LG's new LTE-capable superphone is coming to Canada. Bell is running a Twitter competition to celebrate, and the Ts and Cs suggest that Canucks might have to dig deep into those winter ...
03:27 pm EDT - Mon, November 7, 2011
Engadget Barnes & Noble makes $199 Nook Color, $99 Nook Simple Touch official
Not that it wasn't official the moment that Best Buy lopped $50 off of the thing, but those with any lingering doubts with regards to Barnes & Noble's intentions to make the now-dated Nook Color c...
03:25 pm EDT - Mon, November 7, 2011
Engadget Nook Color goes multimedia with Hulu Plus, Pandora, Rhapsody, more
Sure, today's Barnes & Noble event is all about the Nook Tablet, but don't think for one second that the lowly old Nook Color isn't getting any love. As expected, the color screen reader being hoo...
03:23 pm EDT - Mon, November 7, 2011
Engadget Siri may pose 'competitive threat' to Google, Eric Schmidt tells Senate subcommittee
Back in September, Google chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt sat down before a Senate antitrust subcommittee to discuss his company's competitive practices. As you would expect from anyone in his si...
03:06 pm EDT - Mon, November 7, 2011
Engadget Barnes & Noble launches Nook Tablet, lights a fire under Amazon
Yep, we had a feeling this one was coming. As expected, bookstore mega-chain Barnes & Noble has launched its answer to Amazon's Kindle Fire (and to a lesser extent, Kobo's multimedia Vox slate) --...
02:45 pm EDT - Mon, November 7, 2011
Engadget Verizon confirms RAZR's launch date: November 11th at 11:11AM
Ah, how clever. This Friday will witness a truly unique phenomenon as every number on your clock will be 11 for but a fleeting moment, and Verizon is taking advantage of it. Big Red's made it known th...
02:00 pm EDT - Mon, November 7, 2011
Engadget Motorola Droid RAZR review
The RAZR brand has a long and storied history, starting in the halcyon days of 2004. Back then it was a premium line -- set apart from the crowd by its extremely thin profile and aluminum construction...
01:38 pm EDT - Mon, November 7, 2011
Engadget Best Buy to close UK operations, 1,100 jobs in jeopardy
Best Buy Europe, the joint venture between Best Buy Inc. and Carphone Warehouse, has been shuttered after just 18 months in business. In that short amount of time, it lost £80 million ($127 mill...
01:13 pm EDT - Mon, November 7, 2011
Engadget Telesar V robot brings new meaning to escapism (video)
The esoteric art of telepresence is all about that sweetest of dreams: being somewhere you'd rather be. So far, though, it's hardly teleported much beyond our head movements and kisses. What we really...
12:45 pm EDT - Mon, November 7, 2011
Engadget HP embraces this 3D thing, outs 2311gt monitor and second-gen Wireless TV Connect (video)
In case you haven't noticed, HP's decided to give this newfangled 3D thing a whirl. In addition to the TouchSmart 620, its first 3D desktop, the outfit just announced the 2311gt monitor, along with it...
12:45 pm EDT - Mon, November 7, 2011
Engadget HP does the inevitable, announces the TouchSmart 620 with a 3D display and webcam (video)
HP's pushed out a raft of all-in-ones this past year, but until today, there was one gimmicky stone it left unturned. Say hello to the TouchSmart 620, the company's first 3D all-in-one. Essentially, i...
12:45 pm EDT - Mon, November 7, 2011
Engadget HP embraces this 3D thing, outs 2311gt monitor and second-gen Wireless TV Connect
In case you haven't noticed, HP's really pushing this newfangled 3D thing right now. In addition to the TouchSmart 620, its first 3D desktop, the outfit just announced the 2311gt monitor, along with i...
12:00 pm EDT - Mon, November 7, 2011
Engadget Belkin preps LiveAction camera remote for your iPhone
Look past the typical FCC dowdiness and you'll notice a Belkin-made remote shutter release for the iPhone. We have no notion of price or availability, but the regulatory paperwork does at least reveal...
11:25 am EDT - Mon, November 7, 2011
Engadget John Opel, IBM CEO during onset of the PC era, dies at 86
John Roberts Opel, the former IBM CEO who helped usher in the PC era, died last week at the age of 86. A native of Kansas City, MO, Opel received his MBA from the University of Chicago in 1949, after ...
10:05 am EDT - Mon, November 7, 2011
Engadget LG's thin and mighty P330 laptop surfaces at Korean retailer
Remember that LG P330 13.3-incher we covered back when it was warm? The one that had everything going for it except precise release info? Well, it's finally dragged itself out of the factory and onto ...
09:17 am EDT - Mon, November 7, 2011
Engadget Tesla bucks industry standard with new charging system for Model S
At a time when most EV manufacturers are converging toward charging station conformity, Tesla is still marching to the beat of its own drum. Late last month, the company unveiled a new plug and charge...
08:00 am EDT - Mon, November 7, 2011
Engadget HTC announces specifics on Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades
It's been a little over two weeks since Google unveiled Ice Cream Sandwich along with its first ambassador, the Galaxy Nexus. Since then, a few manufacturers have shared their intent to bring Android ...
08:00 am EDT - Mon, November 7, 2011
Engadget HTC announces specifics on Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades, includes Rezound
It's been a little over two weeks since Google unveiled Ice Cream Sandwich along with its first ambassador, the Galaxy Nexus. Since then, a few manufacturers have shared their intent to bring Android ...
07:13 am EDT - Mon, November 7, 2011
Engadget Korg launches two new Monotrons, Duo and Delay: the clues are in the names (video)
Remember when Korg dropped a bomb with its pocket-sized-pocket-money Monotribe synth last spring? Well it's done it again, and this time with two analog boxes of badness to salivate over - the Duo and...
05:01 am EDT - Mon, November 7, 2011
Engadget MyFord Touch Upgrade inbound, brings 'faster, simpler, easier' infotainment to your late-model whip
For better or worse, Ford owners have been basking in the overzealous infotainment ways of MyFord Touch for over a year now. Since then, the service's been updated with amenities such as integrated Nu...
05:00 am EDT - Mon, November 7, 2011
Engadget Panasonic announces Lumix DMC-3D1: dual lenses, 12 megapixel sensors
Do you shoot 3D photos? Nope, neither do we, but Panasonic certainly seems to hope that'll change -- perhaps even as soon as next month, when its Lumix 3D1 hits store shelves... for $500. And how much...
05:00 am EDT - Mon, November 7, 2011
Engadget Panasonic launches Lumix DMC-GX1 Micro Four Thirds camera, we go hands-on
Remember the Lumix GF1? It was one of Panasonic's first Micro Four Thirds cameras, setting the bar quite high for models to come. But the GF1's successors -- the GF2 and GF3 -- did not live up to expe...
03:36 am EDT - Mon, November 7, 2011
Engadget How would you change Olympus' PEN E-PL3 and E-P3?
Canon's been focused solely on the top-end of things here recently, but it's obvious that the mirrorless and Micro Four Thirds markets are booming. Cute sells, right? And if you've taken the plunge on...
01:26 am EDT - Mon, November 7, 2011
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: flexible OLEDs, wind-energy skyscrapers and 3D-printing spider robots
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.Exciting energy projects lit up the newswires this week as ...
11:56 pm EDT - Sun, November 6, 2011
Engadget HTC Vivid and Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket go on sale, lead AT&T's march on LTE
You didn't expect Ma Bell to open its first LTE markets without tossing in a few 4G friendly toys, did you? Of course not, we told you as much last week -- but today things get official: The Samsung G...
10:40 pm EDT - Sun, November 6, 2011
Engadget Switched On: Motorola's manic modularity
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.When newly independent Motorola Mobility introduced its Atrix handset on AT&T at CES, the smartphone was generally ...
10:01 pm EDT - Sun, November 6, 2011
Engadget Blockbuster Express kiosks hike rental rates to keep offering new movies
In a continuation of the worst fad ever, it appears NCR's Blockbuster Express kiosk biz is the the latest to come down with a case of price hike-itis, following competitors Redbox and Netflix. Of cour...
09:06 pm EDT - Sun, November 6, 2011
Engadget Dish Network letter to the FCC says its LTE plans can help bring broadband to every American
High speed data connections available from Fairbanks to Miami? We can get with that, and Dish Network hopes the idea will appeal to the FCC as well so it can deploy its hybrid satellite/LTE network. D...
07:44 pm EDT - Sun, November 6, 2011
Engadget DoJ: Stingray cellphone tracking device falls under Fourth Amendment, but don't ask about it
In 2008, federal authorities arrested David Daniel Rigmaiden on charges of spearheading a massive identity theft ring in Arizona. Rigmaiden allegedly led this operation from January 2005 to April 2008...
06:06 pm EDT - Sun, November 6, 2011
Engadget DuPont's AMOLED HDTV tech licensed by... someone, will likely be used to build HDTVs
DuPont has wanted to bring AMOLED HDTVs to market since at least 2006, and now it appears they've found a partner to help make that happen. There's no name given, but a "leading Asian manufacturer" (S...
05:00 pm EDT - Sun, November 6, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S review
It seems like nearly all the phone makers are doing it. Take the latest flagship release, add some welcome (but relatively minor) technical tweaks, slap an extra S on it and release to an adoring publ...
04:43 pm EDT - Sun, November 6, 2011
Engadget Caption Contest: Real-life Super Mario party searches for Princess Peach
Mamma Mia -- it's 'a me whole lot of Marios! If we were you, Bowser, we'd return Her Majesty to Mushroom Kingdom at once. Okay, okay... in actuality, the above was merely Nintendo hyping the upcoming ...
03:10 pm EDT - Sun, November 6, 2011
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of October 31, 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...
01:36 pm EDT - Sun, November 6, 2011
Engadget Atari Greatest Hits app lands in Android Market, Star Raiders awaits your download
Jealous of your iOS-carrying companions who have been blasting Asteroids for months on their handsets and tablets? Prepare to quell your rage, as Atari has announced that its Greatest Hits app has lau...
11:46 am EDT - Sun, November 6, 2011
Engadget Panasonic's new Social TV app puts Twitter and Facebook next to your TV shows
Panasonic's Viera TVs have included social apps for a while, but its latest upgrade brings an integrated Social TV app designed to let viewers access Twitter and Facebook streams without totally cover...
09:36 am EDT - Sun, November 6, 2011
Engadget Foxconn chairman signs letter of intent for 'intelligent robot kingdom,' we cower in fear
It looks like FRIDA and friends are about ready to get comfy over at Foxconn. Following the company's August announcement that it would infiltrate its ranks with one million robots in the next three y...
07:12 am EDT - Sun, November 6, 2011
Engadget Rogers Cable tries on flexible channel packages in Ontario, will customers like the fit?
If current one-size-fits-all pay-TV packages aren't doing it for you, then look to the north where The Globe and Mail reports Rogers is testing pay-per-package plans in the Ontario area. It starts by ...
03:56 am EDT - Sun, November 6, 2011
Engadget Dell Latitude S tablet available for pre-order, might just arrive before Christmas
Serving as further evidence that the stylus really is back, Dell's coy enterprise slate, the Latitude S is now available for pre-order with an estimated delivery date of November 29th and an $859 pric...
03:56 am EDT - Sun, November 6, 2011
Engadget Dell Latitude ST tablet available for pre-order, might just arrive before Christmas
Serving as further evidence that the stylus really is back, Dell's coy enterprise slate, the Latitude ST is now available for pre-order with an estimated delivery date of November 29th and an $859 pri...
02:35 am EDT - Sun, November 6, 2011
Engadget Ask Engadget: what's the best sub-$1,000 HTIB setup?
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 Dave, who just so happens to be...
01:04 am EDT - Sun, November 6, 2011
Engadget Nokia Drive hacked, takes trip abroad to rival Windows Phones
While we knew that Nokia Maps would be arriving on the full range of Windows Phone devices, Nokia indicated that its Drive voice navigation feature would stay an Espoo hardware exclusive. Alas, it see...
11:49 pm EDT - Sat, November 5, 2011
Engadget Columbia's line of electric Omni-Heat jackets, gloves and boots on sale, just in time for Old Man Winter
It took 'em a bit longer than expected, but Columbia's still pushing out its complete line of Omni-Heat electric (and in turn, heated) jackets before the holidays. In fact, a few more of these guys ha...
11:05 pm EDT - Sat, November 5, 2011
Engadget Verizon Galaxy Nexus listed in Costco's systems with a $289 price tag
If you're still thirsty for any release details of Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Nexus, allow yourself to be ever-so-lightly-moistened by this Costco inventory screenshot from Android Central. It shows th...
08:57 pm EDT - Sat, November 5, 2011
Engadget Motorola Corvair 6-inch Android 2.3 tablet outed, destined for the home automation set?
There are plenty of WiFi-connected remote control apps for tablets, dongles for IR control and even an IR blaster built into Vizio's tablet, but here's a Motorola slab purpose-built for the coffee tab...
07:34 pm EDT - Sat, November 5, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson XPERIA Nozomi LT26i caught by Mr. Not-so-blurrycam
Well, would you look at that: our first glance at Sony Ericsson's upcoming Nozomi and the photos are actually in focus. The LT26i is still rocking Gingerbread, but steps it up in the display departmen...
07:12 pm EDT - Sat, November 5, 2011
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 111 - 11.05.2011
It's your weekly two-hour romp in the mobile comms wilderness: you know it, you love it, you depend on it. Maybe you jog to it. Maybe you listen to it on the way to work. Maybe you turn down the light...
06:00 pm EDT - Sat, November 5, 2011
Engadget Samsung Focus Flash review
The Focus Flash is really a rather unassuming device. Sure, it packs Mango and a 1.4GHz Snapdragon, but its 3.7-inch Super AMOLED screen (no Plus here) and $49 price point aren't the sort of thing tha...
05:08 pm EDT - Sat, November 5, 2011
Engadget HP gives webOS developers a chance to get a $150 TouchPad
The future of webOS may still be up in the air, but it looks like HP is at least still making a small effort to woo developers and keep its current ones in the fold. It's now giving registered devs in...
04:52 pm EDT - Sat, November 5, 2011
Engadget AT&T SVP: LTE 'coming soon' to NYC
How do you like them acronyms? If you had any doubt that AT&T would bring LTE to NYC in the near future, it's time to put that doubt aside -- sort of. Speaking at the Mashable Media Summit Friday,...
04:03 pm EDT - Sat, November 5, 2011
Engadget Best Buy whacks $50 from Nook Color's price tag
Waiting for Monday to hear about the inevitable? Don't. If you're looking to snap up a Nook Color (review) following the impending price drop -- you know, now that the Nook Tablet is about to replace ...
03:02 pm EDT - Sat, November 5, 2011
Engadget Dell Inspiron 14z review
It's called rebranding, and by golly, Dell needs to do it. Once the world's top PC maker, it's ceded market share to the likes of HP and Acer and earned a reputation for bland designs and subpar custo...
02:00 pm EDT - Sat, November 5, 2011
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of October 31, 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...
11:14 am EDT - Sat, November 5, 2011
Engadget NASA-sponsored study finds lengthy spaceflight can impair astronauts' vision
NASA has of course long been monitoring the affects of spaceflight on astronauts' health, but a recent study sponsored by the space agency is now shedding some new light on one potentially significant...
08:08 am EDT - Sat, November 5, 2011
Engadget Peter Jackson reveals the Red Epic secrets behind The Hobbit (video)
Diet and filmmaking legend Peter Jackson's given us another insight into the making of the Hobbit movies, and this time he's talking about his envious collection of tech. Filming with no less than 48 ...
05:12 am EDT - Sat, November 5, 2011
Engadget Sony's new 0.7-inch OLED microdisplay packs 720p resolution, has EVFs in its sights
Say howdy to Sony's ECX332A! Excited? We'll, if you're into shooting DSLR video using electronic viewfinders, you might be. This new OLED microdisplay measures in it a mere 0.7-inches, managing an HD ...
05:12 am EDT - Sat, November 5, 2011
Engadget Sony's 0.7-inch OLED microdisplay packs 720p resolution, has head-mounted displays in mind (update)
Say howdy to Sony's ECX332A! Excited? We'll, if you're into shooting DSLR video using electronic viewfinders, head-mounted displays, you might be. This new OLED microdisplay measures in it a mere 0.7-...
03:05 am EDT - Sat, November 5, 2011
Engadget Verizon to offer APIs to give your data rate an on-demand boost, for a price
There's a ton of data-dependent apps these days, and with services like iCloud and Spotify gaining steam, your precious bytes of data can get bogged down with all the additional traffic. Help is on th...
01:15 am EDT - Sat, November 5, 2011
Engadget Engadget Podcast 263 - 11.04.2011
This week, we're iterating, not innovating: Google's core services change shape and move in with uncomfortable bedfellows, the Galaxy S II grows up a little and finds a friend in a spen, AT&T slow...
11:54 pm EDT - Fri, November 4, 2011
Engadget German court grants injunction against Apple for infringement of Motorola patents
Motorola just confirmed that earlier today, the Mannaheim District Court in Germany granted an injunction against infringement from Apple.Developing...German court grants injunction against Apple for ...
11:54 pm EDT - Fri, November 4, 2011
Engadget German court grants injunction against Apple for infringement of Motorola patents (update: Apple responds)
Motorola just confirmed that earlier today, the Mannheim District Court in Germany granted an injunction against Apple for patent infringement. In addition to the confirmation, Motorola also issued th...
11:47 pm EDT - Fri, November 4, 2011
Engadget iSpy software can read texts and steal passwords with its little eye (video)
We spy, with our bleary eye, a new piece of software that could make it dramatically easier to steal personal data. The program, known as iSpy, allows devious voyeurs to remotely identify and read tex...
10:36 pm EDT - Fri, November 4, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson uses six Xperia Neos to capture a 360-degree bike ride (video)
The company currently known as Sony Ericsson's marketing arm (that'd be Xperia Studio) invites artists and scientists to demonstrate the prowess of its mobile phone stable in creative ways. This time,...
09:48 pm EDT - Fri, November 4, 2011
Engadget IBM's Watson takes Harvard, MIT business students to school, drops the mic
There was a massacre in Boston the other night, and Watson had blood all over his hands. The IBM supercomputer and undisputed Jeopardy champ made a virtual appearance in Beantown this week, ostensibly...
09:16 pm EDT - Fri, November 4, 2011
Engadget Creative Zen X-Fi3 gets covered in FCC fingerprints
Remember the Zen X-Fi3, that little, bitty portable media player that we spent a bit of hands-on time with, back in September? Well, the FCC has had its crack at the thing, and the agency wasn't quite...
08:49 pm EDT - Fri, November 4, 2011
Engadget HBO Go now available on Roku boxes, HBO subscription still required to take advantage
Not a bad turnaround time, we have to say. Nary a month after revealing that HBO Go streaming would soon be pushed to Roku boxes around the known universe... HBO Go streaming has been pushed to Roku b...
08:24 pm EDT - Fri, November 4, 2011
Engadget Moscow Mars flight simulation comes to close after 520 days
For the past 520 days, six men have been taking part in an experiment -- Mars500, a simulation of the effects of long-duration space flight carried out at the Moscow Institute. Over the last 17 months...
08:00 pm EDT - Fri, November 4, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 5PM ET!
The action. Never. Stops. And you know what? We like it that way. Engadget Mobile Podcast hosts Myriam Joire and Brad Molen invite special guest Joseph Volpe to join in the ranting fun as we talk a he...
07:34 pm EDT - Fri, November 4, 2011
Engadget In-flight WiFi coming to 300 United and Continental aircraft beginning in mid-2012, entire fleet covered by 2015
Planning to fly on United or Continental at any point over the next few years? Then it looks like your odds of having in-flight WiFi will be getting increasingly better. United Continental Holdings an...
07:11 pm EDT - Fri, November 4, 2011
Engadget US Cellular: we don't need no stinkin' iPhone
Dost a company actually dare turn down the seductive wiles of the iPhone? As a matter of fact, there is at least one US carrier that has the audacity to say no to Tim Cook's face: US Cellular. During ...
06:49 pm EDT - Fri, November 4, 2011
Engadget Microsoft-approved Windows Phone 7 unlocker goes live
Let the great Windows Phone 7 unlocking begin! ChevronWP7, the Microsoft-sanctioned Windows Phone unlocker, went live today. The project is aimed at "hobbyist developers," giving owners of WP7 handset...
06:30 pm EDT - Fri, November 4, 2011
Engadget Which devices will get Ice Cream Sandwich?
Android 4.0 is coming, and it's going to be glorious. Now that we know exactly what the Ice Cream Sandwich is made of, only one question remains: exactly which phones will get the green light to upgra...
06:06 pm EDT - Fri, November 4, 2011
Engadget Apple seeds iOS 5.0.1 beta 2 to developers, beta 1 was so yesterday...
If you downloaded yesterdays iOS 5 beta you might want to check that iPhone / iPad / iPod touch for an OTA update. No word on what's new in 9A404 -- a mere two builds from yesterdays 9A402 -- but the ...
06:00 pm EDT - Fri, November 4, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Show returns Wednesday, November 16th -- win a ticket to the taping!
We've just returned our storm trooper outfits, and it's already time to start talking November. We're coming back atcha on Wednesday, November 16th, and we've got lots of excitement planned, including...
05:45 pm EDT - Fri, November 4, 2011
Engadget Ona Camps Bay DSLR laptop backpack review
Look, when it comes to hunting down a pack for your gadget collection, you've got options. Plenty of options. But not too many options like this. Ona -- a high-end purveyor of handcrafted camera bags ...
05:28 pm EDT - Fri, November 4, 2011
Engadget Nokia promises tethering for Lumia 800, points finger of blame at FCC
Nokia's mission to reclaim smartphone competitiveness with its Windows Phone clan isn't over. We may have bemoaned the lack of data tethering in our Lumia 800 review, but it appears the Finnish phone ...
05:12 pm EDT - Fri, November 4, 2011
Engadget Acer's Iconia Tab A200 Honeycomb tablet emerges at Bluetooth SIG
Who's amped about another Honeycomb tablet? Go on, we'll wait for the hands to rise. All jesting aside, Acer's presumably forthcoming Iconia Tab A200 has just surfaced over at the Bluetooth SIG, where...
04:51 pm EDT - Fri, November 4, 2011
Engadget HP Pre 3 death not exaggerated, FCC autopsy reveals Verizon life that never was
While we will never see the Pre 3 adorning the AT&T shelves of phone stores, the FCC at least had the courtesy to investigate HP's final webOS device in detail, though we doubt they were able to c...
04:29 pm EDT - Fri, November 4, 2011
Engadget Korean bendy memory could make plenty of trendy tech
Flexible displays aren't much good unless there's flexible memory alongside. It's been attempted before, but bending memory pushes the individual transistors so close that they begin to interfere with...
04:00 pm EDT - Fri, November 4, 2011
Engadget Growing up Geek: Sascha Segan
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 lead analyst for mobile at PCMAG, S...
03:42 pm EDT - Fri, November 4, 2011
Engadget OCZ expects to ship cheap TLC solid state drives in early 2012
It's about time triple-level-cell NAND came to life in consumer products and it looks like OCZ is blazing that trail. The company expects to release its first TLC drive early next year, with a vaunted...
03:28 pm EDT - Fri, November 4, 2011
Engadget Fujitsu's 10.51 petaflop K supercomputer is fastest in the world
Fujitsu, sweaty palmed from the construction of the K supercomputer, swore the colossal machine would manage a speed of ten petaflops by the year 2012. The effort has paid off handsomely: the hangar-s...
03:07 pm EDT - Fri, November 4, 2011
Engadget TWCable TV app in development for Android, should drop before the season's first 3-pointer
It was but a few months ago that we realized an updated TWCable TV iPad app was under development, and this go 'round, the cable giant has figured it best to just go ahead and confess rather than wait...
03:07 pm EDT - Fri, November 4, 2011
Engadget TWCable TV app in development for Android, should drop before the season's first 3-pointer (updated)
It was but a few months ago that we realized an updated TWCable TV iPad app was under development, and this go 'round, the cable giant has figured it best to just go ahead and confess rather than wait...
02:46 pm EDT - Fri, November 4, 2011
Engadget AT&T, DirecTV sign deal extension, guarantee bundle services through 2015
AT&T renewed its corporate vows with DirecTV yesterday, signing a three-year contract extension to bring its suite of co-branded satellite TV, broadband and voice services through March 2015. The ...
02:24 pm EDT - Fri, November 4, 2011
Engadget Kinect for Windows SDK beta 2 out now, celebratory celebrations cleared to commence
It's only been a few months, but already the Kinect for Windows SDK beta is moving from stage uno to stage dos. (That's one and two, vaqueros.) Microsoft's outing it in commemoration of the Kinect's o...
02:01 pm EDT - Fri, November 4, 2011
Engadget Transformer Prime gets mysteriously and imperiously benchmarked
We're getting restless waiting for the Transformer Prime, which is why we'll cling to the meagerest gossip about its performance. Speaking of which, a couple of Asus Eee Pad TF201 devices have cropped...
01:39 pm EDT - Fri, November 4, 2011
Engadget FCC Fridays: November 4, 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...
01:15 pm EDT - Fri, November 4, 2011
Engadget Engadget Distro Issue 11 is go! Download it now
You've been waiting all week, and the 11th Issue of Engadget Distro is finally here. For those of you experiencing that nasty crash bug overseas, the fix is in. We released version 1.0.2 of the app ea...
12:51 pm EDT - Fri, November 4, 2011
Engadget Yahoo launches IntoNow for iPad, recommends telling it how it is
TV companion app IntoNow has made its first major foray since it was snapped up by Yahoo earlier this year. Its new iPad app is now up for grabs and brings the same contextual magicks found on the iPh...
12:23 pm EDT - Fri, November 4, 2011
Engadget Zinio arrives for the Touchpad, with fashionable lateness
The Touchpad may no longer be with us, but that hasn't stopped Zinio from launching its reader app on HP's abandoned tablet. The tool hit the App Catalog earlier this week, bringing magazine subscript...
12:00 pm EDT - Fri, November 4, 2011
Engadget Samsung Focus S hands-on
The Focus S is just a few short days away from hitting shelves, so Samsung invited us over to get acquainted with the company's AT&T-bound Mango device. If you're not already familiar with the spe...
11:58 am EDT - Fri, November 4, 2011
Engadget Philips InstantTrust water purifier offers immediate bug-free hydration
Well, if you can boil a kettle with a bulb, why not crank up the dial and zap bugs with UV? Philips is doing exactly that with InstantTrust, a new instant water disinfection solution that is petite en...
10:54 am EDT - Fri, November 4, 2011
Engadget ViaSat-1 moves into fixed orbit, aims its broadband ray gun
To advanced aliens and Europeans, ViaSat-1 is no big deal. To Americans and Canadians, however, it's their ticket to more affordable satellite broadband coverage at speeds of up to 10Mbps, as well bet...
10:19 am EDT - Fri, November 4, 2011
Engadget AT&T brings free WiFi to eleven NYC parks, untold pigeon ladies
There was once a time, believe it or not, when New Yorkers would go to public parks to engage in long strolls, unfettered cigarette smoking, and neurotic conversations with Diane Keaton. Recent years,...
09:45 am EDT - Fri, November 4, 2011
Engadget Google might offer TV phone service over its fiber network
Google has mentioned more than once that its Google TV platform isn't about replacing traditional pay-TV services, and now the Wall Street Journal reports it might be about to offer one of its own. Do...
08:52 am EDT - Fri, November 4, 2011
Engadget Microsoft releases Bing app for Android, iOS, not Windows Phone 7
In a move that can be simultaneously described as puzzling and pragmatic, Microsoft has decided to bring its Bing for Mobile app to Android and iOS before launching it on its very own Windows Phone pl...
08:12 am EDT - Fri, November 4, 2011
Engadget BBC celebrates 75 years of 'high definition' TV this weekend
While you're enjoying all your 720- and 1080-line television broadcasts, this weekend it's time to reach back and remember the first "high-definition TV" that went into service at Alexandra Palace in ...
07:04 am EDT - Fri, November 4, 2011
Engadget Bulldozer world record re-broken by Andre Yang with a 8.58GHz victory lap
There you have it, folks. Floating over this text is the CPU-Z record that proves it: four days after Andre Yang broke the chip speed overclocking record with AMD's Bulldozer, he's done it again. The ...
06:27 am EDT - Fri, November 4, 2011
Engadget Sprint bringing Samsung Transform Ultra, Kyocera DuraCore to life November 13th?
Here are a couple more devices that will probably add another page to your Black Friday ads: the Samsung Transform Ultra and the Kyocera DuraCore. The leaked images above and below don't show any supe...
05:16 am EDT - Fri, November 4, 2011
Engadget Apple now requiring Mac App Store applications to be sandboxed by March 2012
Apple's already made OS X more like iOS in more ways than one, and it looks like it will soon be taking another step in that direction. As of March 1st, 2012, Apple will require all apps available in ...
04:23 am EDT - Fri, November 4, 2011
Engadget College students unveil the Kiira EV, Uganda's first electric car (video)
Take a good look at that lime green hornet pictured above, because it may just herald the dawn of a new era in Ugandan transportation. Known as the Kiira EV, this plug-in was designed by students at M...
03:59 am EDT - Fri, November 4, 2011
Engadget Motorola Facebook phone resurfaces as Motokey Social, destined for Telus?
If you thought we'd forgotten all about Motorola's little Facebook Phone that could, you'd be incorrect. Only known previously as the EX225, it appears the portrait QWERTY may have a final destination...
03:59 am EDT - Fri, November 4, 2011
Engadget Motorola Facebook phone resurfaces as Motokey Social, destined for Telus? (Update: official product page found)
If you thought we'd forgotten all about Motorola's little Facebook Phone that could, you'd be incorrect. Only known previously as the EX225, it appears the portrait QWERTY may have a final destination...
03:39 am EDT - Fri, November 4, 2011
Engadget CBS boss reveals why the company is 'against joining Apple TV' (or Hulu)
There's been a fresh round of "Apple is building a TV" rumors lately, and now comments by CBS (which has been rumored to be working with Apple before) CEO Les Moonves during his company's earnings cal...
02:11 am EDT - Fri, November 4, 2011
Engadget RED makes the Scarlet DSMC official, 5K stills and 4K video for $9,750
It's been quite a day for all you cine-philes out there. First Canon outed its pair of EOS Cinema cameras, and now RED has finally released the Epic's baby sister Scarlet. Scarlet packs a similar punc...
02:11 am EDT - Fri, November 4, 2011
Engadget RED makes the Scarlet official, 5K stills and 4K video for $9,750
It's been quite a day for all you cinephiles out there. First Canon outed its pair of EOS Cinema cameras, and now RED has finally released the Epic's baby sister Scarlet. Scarlet packs a similar punch...
01:55 am EDT - Fri, November 4, 2011
Engadget Canon C300 cinema camera hands-on (video)
Man is this thing ugly. But when it comes to cinema cameras, looks are the last thing on a cinematographer's mind -- performance is where it counts, and with the Canon C300, its compact size is an ass...
12:37 am EDT - Fri, November 4, 2011
Engadget Canon has a new 'EOS Movies' DSLR on the way too: 4K video, 35mm full frame sensor
Canon has more on the way from its newly launched EOS Movies lineup than just the C300. While details are scarce, it has announced a new DSLR under development as well. Check out the press release aft...
12:28 am EDT - Fri, November 4, 2011
Engadget Canon C300 makes an appearance in Vincent Laforet's Mobius, find the short and behind the scenes right here (video)
A New York Times photojournalist turned Hollywood director, Vincent Laforet has become synonymous with DSLR video, after his short film Reverie helped catapult Canon's 5D Mark II into the world of dig...
12:19 am EDT - Fri, November 4, 2011
Engadget Sky mobile apps on the way include Movies channel companion for iOS, Go for Android
Back in June,the UK's Sky TV said we would see an Android version of its mobile viewing Sky Go app, and while it may not have arrived in time to fall back (in Europe, don't ask us to explain DST aroun...
11:06 pm EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget Excelsior! Marvel Comics to offer digital releases same day as print
Sure, we may have established that Stan Lee doesn't really know what to do with his iPhone on the last Engadget Show, but that doesn't mean your friendly neighborhood Marvel employees aren't ready to ...
10:13 pm EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget Canon launches C300 cinema camera, prepares to take on Red Scarlet and Arri Alexa
Well, we have to hand it to Canon -- this was one tight-lipped product launch. The imaging company just unveiled its C300 cinema camera at Hollywood's Paramount Studios, in front of a crowd of hundred...
10:00 pm EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget The Canon Hollywood event liveblog!
Lights, check! Camera? Well, it soon might be a Canon. We're live from the red carpet at Canon's Hollywood launch event, where we're expecting the company to reveal its first cinema camera. We'll be w...
09:59 pm EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget Nook Simple Touch seeing price drop to $99, touts 'no annoying ads'
Who says a friendly jab is unwarranted? A leaked Barnes & Noble's slide that slipped into our hands has confirmed that the touch-enabled Nook (now formally know as the Nook Simple Touch) will fall...
09:55 pm EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget B&N cutting Nook Color price to $199, adding Hulu Plus and more streaming music
So, if the looming Nook Tablet's retailing for $249, what's that mean for the Nook Color? A price drop, naturally. Based on leaked slides that we've received, the Nook Color will be dropping to $199 b...
09:40 pm EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget B&N launching Nook Tablet for $249 on November 16th, and we've got the dirty details
Sitting down? Good. Come November 16th, Amazon's Kindle Fire will have company. We've wrapped our paws around a stash of documents confirming the impending launch of the first bona fide tablet in the ...
09:36 pm EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget Google+ gets baked-in YouTube functionality, seeks your +1s
Suffice it to say, Google's been steamrolling through its services this week and laying down a variety of updates and goodies. Just a day after its short-lived Gmail iOS app was released, Mountain Vie...
09:28 pm EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget AMD to cut workforce by 10 percent, invest savings in emerging markets and the cloud
After hitting a speed bump Q2 and making a modest bounce back in Q3, AMD doesn't seem to want to take any chances with Q4: the CPU firm just announced it's optimizing its cost structure to "enhance co...
08:35 pm EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget Nokia Lumia 800 review
You might hear it said that Nokia is on a knife-edge, and that this old king of mobiles will live or die based on the success of its latest flagship phone. We love melodrama as much as the next guy, b...
08:31 pm EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget HTC Rezound hands-on
As expected, the HTC made the Rezound official at today's event in New York. Also, as expected, this is one multimedia-centric phone we're looking at here, starting with its big and bright 4.3-inch 72...
08:31 pm EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget HTC Rezound hands-on (video)
As expected, the HTC made the Rezound official at today's event in New York. Also, as expected, this is one multimedia-centric phone we're looking at here, starting with its big and bright 4.3-inch 72...
08:12 pm EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget New use for an old technology brings touch input to... almost anything
Imagine, if you will, a world where everything from the clothes on your back to the glass in your hand was a touch-enabled device. We're not there yet, but thanks to researchers at the University of M...
07:40 pm EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget HTC Rezound for Verizon unveiled
HTC's Rezound first leaked its way into our gadget-lusting hearts in late summer. Then bearing the virile Vigor codename, we suspected a heartily specced, Beats Audio-branded destiny for the device. A...
07:40 pm EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget HTC Rezound for Verizon unveiled: Beats Audio, Ice Cream Sandwich-ready, 4.3-inch 720p display available November 14th for $299
HTC's Rezound first leaked its way into our gadget-lusting hearts in late summer. Then bearing the virile Vigor codename, we suspected a heartily specced, Beats Audio-branded destiny for the device. A...
07:40 pm EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget HTC Rezound for Verizon unveiled: Beats Audio, 4.3-inch 720p display available November 14th for $299
HTC's Rezound first leaked its way into our gadget-lusting hearts in late summer. Then bearing the virile Vigor codename, we suspected a heartily specced, Beats Audio-branded destiny for the device. A...
07:40 pm EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget HTC Rezound for Verizon unveiled: Beats Audio, 4.3-inch 720p display, available November 14th for $299
HTC's Rezound first leaked its way into our gadget-lusting hearts in late summer. Then bearing the virile Vigor codename, we suspected a heartily specced, Beats Audio-branded destiny for the device. A...
07:26 pm EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget Live from HTC's Beats Audio product launch!
Who's ready for some hot HTC smartphone action? We know we are. This party's about to get started, and HTC is bringing the Beats. Can the Rezound be too far behind?09:30AM - Hawaii (November 3rd)12:30...
07:14 pm EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget Hyperspectral camera captures 1,000 colors, identifies contaminants
Putting our dinky point-and-shoots to shame, researchers at Tel Aviv University have created a hyperspectral HSR camera that detects more than 1,000 colors -- something that can be used to pinpoint co...
06:49 pm EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget Google search promises to get fresh with you
After weathering some less than enthusiastic receptions to Gmail and Google Reader revamps, not to mention the long awaited launch of a Gmail app for the iPhone, the Google upgrade train just keeps on...
06:22 pm EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget Amazon Flow strikes low blow to brick and mortar, converts barcode scans to online sales
Remember when you had to "walk" to a "store" to buy things? Our grandkids are gonna weep uncontrollably when we explain queuing up at Our Price to buy VHS tapes. We'll recall the date the final nail w...
06:05 pm EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget Galaxy Nexus gets rooted, forums burst into applause
To root or not to root -- that's never really been a question for Nexus owners. Google's purebred Android phones are by nature developer-friendly and ship with a painless ability to unlock their boot...
06:00 pm EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget Motorola Xoom 2 hands-on (video)
Motorola has just unveiled two new tablets in Europe, and we've managed to get our grubby mitts on them. This one is the Xoom 2, the (almost) same-size successor to Moto's first Android tablet. Matchi...
05:56 pm EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition hands-on (video)
Motorola's second new tablet today has decided it shrink itself down to more manageable 8.2-inch capacitive screen. Like the Xoom 2, it still measures up at 0.35 inches thick -- to check we brought ou...
05:51 pm EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus now shipping from Amazon, confirmed to use Exynos SoC
We've known all along that the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus packs a dual-core 1.2GHz processor of some sort, but Samsung's only just now finally confirmed to AnandTech that the 7-inch tablet does indeed use an...
05:25 pm EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget Samsung, RealD pact for ZScreen passive glasses 3D TVs falls apart
Back at CES, Samsung's business display unit and RealD announced a deal to build passive glasses compatible 3D TVs with sharper resolution than FPR, since the active shutters are built into the screen...
04:59 pm EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget ASUS Transformer Prime, disassembled: NVIDIA's quad-core Tegra 3 sees daylight
While the FCC already had its wicked way with ASUS' Transformer Prime, its intimate inner workings have now been spilled over at Wireless Goodness. Nestled between NAND memory from Hynix and some Elpi...
04:37 pm EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget Sina Weibo comes to entice business, not to bury Twitter
Sina Weibo, China's most popular micro-blogging service is on the cusp of launching an English language version. Twitter addicts won't be forced to choose between the two: it's not for them. No, this ...
04:12 pm EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget HTC Rezound shows off its Vigor with leaked press shots, Beats Audio demo, HD video samples
HTC's set to unveil its newest mobile creation in a just a few hours, and you can bet that it's likely the 4G LTE-enabled Rezound seen above. In the past few weeks, we've seen a purported pre-release ...
04:12 pm EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget HTC Rezound shows off its Vigor with leaked press shots, Beats Audio demo, HD video samples (update)
HTC's set to unveil its newest mobile creation in a just a few hours, and you can bet that it's likely the 4G LTE-enabled Rezound seen above. In the past few weeks, we've seen a purported pre-release ...
04:09 pm EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget DirecTV adds more subscribers than ever, will push live streaming, HD UI, and multiroom DVRs
The numbers are in for DirecTV's third quarter and it looks like Deion Sanders isn't just a HOF shutdown corner, he's also an excellent pitchman. The satellite company had a net addition of 327,000 su...
03:42 pm EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget Beijing's rolling out city wide 'free' public WiFi, just hand over your phone number
Heads-up, locals: China's Mobile, Unicom and Telecom carriers are building a city-wide public WiFi network across Beijing. Residents will enjoy free 2Mbps internet for up to three years, if they sign ...
03:20 pm EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget Ultrathin LG U1 to be company's first Ice Cream Sandwich device?
Skinny? Check. Thin bezel? Present. Black and rectangular? Roger. This as-yet unconfirmed sliver of a phone is purportedly LG's first Android 4.0 device. Specifications remain even foggier than these ...
02:57 pm EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget OpenBSD 5.0 offers more hardware compatibility, less bugs
Fans of the Unix-based OpenBSD can crack open a bottle of their favorite open-sourced champers because the operating system has launched version five-point-oh. More evolutionary than revolutionary, th...
02:25 pm EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry Curve Touch 9380 sighted again, this time en route to Telus
You've probably seen the BlackBerry Curve Touch 9380 before. Research in Motion hasn't officially announced it yet, but it made an appearance on the company's official dev site as well as plenty of sp...
02:01 pm EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget webOS 3.0.5 clues point to integrated Twitter, better performance for your TouchPad
If you're the lucky owner of a rare 2011 TouchPad, the onus is on you to keep it clean, polished and updated. Sure, you've already got a decent Twitter client in the form Spaz HD, and you're getting e...
01:35 pm EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget Ford begins taking reservations for the Focus Electric, pricing starts at $39,200
We caught our first glimpse of the Ford Focus Electric way back at CES and now, about 11 months later, it's finally hit the market. The manufacturer's long-awaited EV popped up for pre-order on its we...
01:32 pm EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget Google Offers app goes live in Android Market
Detest checking your email constantly for the latest offer from Google? If you've got an Android 2.1+ device, the Goog itself just outed an alternative. The Google Offers app just went live in th...
01:09 pm EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget Ice Cream Sandwich coming to Meizu M9, MX, Jack Wong confirms
Ice Cream Sandwich continues to march its way across the market. Next stop? The Meizu M9 and MX. Confirmation came earlier this week by way of Meizu CEO Jack Wong, who nonchalantly mentioned the forth...
12:43 pm EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget Motorola Xoom 2 and Xoom 2 Media Edition get official (video)
Not exactly one for the shocking column here, but Motorola has officially revealed the Xoom 2 and Xoom 2 Media edition today. The Xoom 2 rocks a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, Android 3.2, 1GB of RAM, 16...
12:32 pm EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget Commodore USA goes Extreme, stuffs a 2.2GHz quad-core i7 into its C64x
We've loved Commodore USA's C64 computer recreations ever since it began producing them back in 2010. Much to our delight, the company recently outed its third variant, the C64x Extreme. This unit fea...
12:02 pm EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget Asus outs 11.6-inch U24E in Japan, appeals to bargain i5 hunters everywhere
Here's the thing. You want solid CPU performance in a lightweight laptop, but you don't necessarily want to spend Zenbook-type money. We hear you, and apparently so does Asus. Its U24E is out in Japan...
11:32 am EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson brings Gesture input to Xperia line, gives new meaning to 'Swiper, no swiping!'
Xperia-toting Scandinavians got to claim first dibs on Gingerbread 2.3.4 this past September. But now Sony Ericsson is looking to share that Android update love with owners worldwide. And when that fi...
11:00 am EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget LomoKino Super 35 Movie Maker lets you channel your inner Charlie Chaplin for $80
Ever wish you could return to a simpler cinematic era -- one characterized not by 3D graphics and Spielberg, but by silent images and Eisenstein? Well, you can now spearhead the movement yourself, wit...
10:29 am EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget CSR sharpens indoor and in-car navigation with SiRFstarV, SiRFusion and SiRFprimaII
It's been a while since we last heard from CSR, but that changed earlier this week, when the company unveiled its new SiRFprimaII and SiRFusion platforms, alongside its SiRFstarV architecture. Accordi...
09:38 am EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget New sensor can read your heart from afar, but knows not your feelings
Are you fed up with your current ECG sensor? Tired of all the mess of electroconductive gels, sticky electrodes and tangled wires? How about this: Britain's Plessey Semiconductors offers an ECG sensor...
08:56 am EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget Republic Wireless to offer unlimited calls, SMS and data for $19 per month
Prepaid world, you're getting called out. Offering what appears to be the lowest unlimited everything plan we've seen thus far, Republic Wireless -- a division of Bandwidth.com -- is ready to roll out...
08:21 am EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget BRD RedShift electric motorcycle duo awaits your pre-order, offers real-life Excitebike next year
Sure, you can take your pick of electric streetbikes, but sometimes you just need an eco-friendly motorcycle for blazin' the trail. BRD Motorcyles is now taking pre-orders for their RedShift SM superm...
07:52 am EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget Opera Mini 6.5 and Mobile 11.5 embark on data awareness mission, now available for download
Nearly three weeks after Opera Mini 6.5 graced the Android Market, it's now ready for iOS, BlackBerry, J2ME and S60 (the latter's in the form of Opera Mobile 11.5). The download, which is no different...
07:04 am EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget China launches unmanned, auto-docking spacecraft
China isn't wasting any time getting its space station ducks in a row. After launching the first piece of the Tiangong (Heavenly Palace) in late September, the country has already put its first compan...
06:21 am EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget TBCP-II tank robot climbs walls with gecko-inspired feet (video)
Taking a cue from nature and perhaps Geico, researchers at Simon Fraser University Burnaby have created a gecko-inspired robot, the Timeless Belt Climbing Platform (TBCP-II), capable of climbing smoot...
05:08 am EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget Energy Sistem's new tablets promise a taste of Honeycomb on Android 2.3
A trio of new tablets from Energy Sistem (a company known for low-end PMPs and e-readers) may not ordinarily turn many heads, but if you look closely at these you'll notice they don't quite match your...
04:01 am EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget Jawbone Up detailed: tracks activity, food intake and sleep cycles, available November 6 for $100 (video)
Back in July, Jawbone did something puzzling. The company, best known for its Bluetooth headsets, teased a photo of a colorful wristband called the Up -- a deceptively simple thing that could purporte...
03:50 am EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget Amazon Prime adds new reading option with Kindle Owners Lending Library
Amazon's home page has a new message for Prime members from CEO Jeff Bezos, indicating that their membership plan has a new bonus: free books to read. The Kindle Owners Lending Library service offers ...
03:17 am EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget Girl, Apple's gonna make you sweat with a treadmill patent
Wednesday means we're about to delve into Cupertino's newest patents. Remember: just because there's a patent, doesn't mean it'll be in your next iPad. Got it? Good. This week's haul starts with a rat...
02:32 am EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget HP's 3115m is the Pavilion dm1z rebadged for the business set, starts at $429
You've seen that laptop before. You know you have. Stumped? Okay, here it is. HP just announced the 11.6-inch 3115m for the business market and it is, for all intents and purposes, a rebadged Pavilion...
02:19 am EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget Square updates Card Case, enables hands-free payment on the iPhone
Those of you living in a city graced by Square's Card Case have been gleefully opening tabs and making plastic-free payments at select merchants since May. Starting today, iPhone users will now save p...
01:43 am EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget Plex hops on the Google TV train, finds it has plenty of room to stretch its legs
Well, the guys and gals over at Plex are on a roll right now. Less than a week ago they took the wraps off myPlex then, just a couple of days ago, new versions of the desktop and mobile clients hit th...
01:00 am EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget The Canon Hollywood event is tomorrow -- get your liveblog here at 9PM ET!
Canon has been incredibly tight-lipped about its upcoming announcement, with only a few vague details leaking out since the event was announced in September. What we do know is that the imaging compan...
01:00 am EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget The Canon Hollywood event is tomorrow -- get your liveblog here at 6PM ET!
Canon has been incredibly tight-lipped about its upcoming announcement, with only a few vague details leaking out since the event was announced in September. What we do know is that the imaging compan...
12:40 am EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget Stanford program cracks text-based CAPTCHAs, shelters the replicants among us
CAPTCHAs. In the absence of a Voigt-Kampff apparatus, they're what separate the humans from the only-posing-to-be-human. And now three Stanford researchers have further blurred that line with Decaptch...
12:11 am EDT - Thu, November 3, 2011
Engadget Ryno Motors self-balancing, single-wheeled scooter test ride
We've had the opportunity to ride some crazy contraptions over the years here at Engadget, like the skateboard-cum-tank Shredder and the self-balancing two-seater from GM called the EN-V. Today we car...
11:43 pm EDT - Wed, November 2, 2011
Engadget HP replaces the Slate 500 with the Slate 2, adds Swype and cuts the starting price to $699
Until Microsoft gives Win8 the final seal of approval, the Windows tablet show must go on, right? Right. HP just refreshed its enterprise-friendly, Windows 7-flavored Slate 500 with the Slate 2, and t...
11:24 pm EDT - Wed, November 2, 2011
Engadget Sony to intro refreshed PlayStation Home tomorrow, tosses in free titles to celebrate (video)
SCEA's cleaning up its virtual house and introducing a new design for PlayStation Home. The newly redecorated Hub is set to hit PS3 consoles in North America tomorrow, bringing with it "genre-based di...
10:55 pm EDT - Wed, November 2, 2011
Engadget Goodbye Nokia 600, we hardly knew ye
Symbian just scored another blow. The Belle-installed Nokia 600 was announced in late August, destined to be a great music-centric phone for anyone trying to stay on a budget. Sadly, it appears its fa...
10:29 pm EDT - Wed, November 2, 2011
Engadget iOS 5.0.1 seeded to developers, battery life fixes and multitasking gestures in tow
Well that didn't take long. After officially commenting on iOS 5's battery woes, Apple's gone and issued a beta of iOS 5.0.1 for developers to help fix the flaw. Per the changelog, build 9A402 fixes b...
10:14 pm EDT - Wed, November 2, 2011
Engadget Apple confirms iOS 5 bugs causing battery drain, promises a fix 'in a few weeks'
Anecdotal reports have been pouring in since iOS 5 landed that battery life had suddenly dropped off on some people's iPhones. A full 15-percent of you who responded to our poll reported suffering fro...
09:56 pm EDT - Wed, November 2, 2011
Engadget Alcatel cranks up specs, promises Ice Cream Sandwich for One Touch 995?
Alcatel One Touch, best known for Android phones that'll give your bank balance a mere glancing blow, is purportedly going big. New Mobile managed to get its hands on the One Touch 995, which will app...
09:22 pm EDT - Wed, November 2, 2011
Engadget Qualcomm announces Q4 earnings: rakes in $4.12 billion in revenue
The Qualcomm juggernaut just keeps on rolling. As the company's financial year comes to a close it's celebrating yet another stellar quarter, reporting $4.12 billion in revenue -- up 39-percent from t...
09:07 pm EDT - Wed, November 2, 2011
Engadget Internet Explorer does less than 50 percent of world's web surfing, Chrome on the come-up
It's been a long and winding road for Internet Explorer, Microsoft's venerable web browser, and for over a decade it's been the browser of choice for most netizens. According to Net Marketshare's late...
08:45 pm EDT - Wed, November 2, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Podcast, live at 5:00PM ET!
We're back! A little bit early, in fact! Tim has to sit this one out, unfortunately, but Brian will be joined by alliterative double threat Dana and Darren. Oh, and did we mention that we've got video...
08:00 pm EDT - Wed, November 2, 2011
Engadget HTC showing off its 'latest innovation' tomorrow -- get your liveblog right here
Another day, another HTC event. The Taiwanese company sent out invites last week for tomorrow's product launch, promising an opportunity to check out its "latest innovation." So, what can we expect? A...
07:38 pm EDT - Wed, November 2, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile unleashes HTC Radar 4G, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, myTouchQ and more today
We knew it was getting cold and dreary outside, but today at T-Mobile it's shiny and warm. The carrier has released several handsets today, including the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, HTC Radar 4G, myTouch...
07:19 pm EDT - Wed, November 2, 2011
Engadget ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime arrives at the FCC, we feign surprise
You've seen it in the wild and even in the hands of ASUS honcho Jonney Shih at AsiaD. Now the tablet set to continue the Eee Pad Transformer's legacy has reared its 10-inch face at the FCC. Considerin...
07:01 pm EDT - Wed, November 2, 2011
Engadget Libratone Live and Lounge AirPlay speakers now available in the US
Libratone managed to pique our interest with its brightly-colored, cashmere-ensconced Live and Lounge AirPlay speakers this summer, and it's now finally announced that they're both available in the US...
06:39 pm EDT - Wed, November 2, 2011
Engadget HTC Flyer touches down at T-Mobile, Scribe pen not included
US Cellular's got one and so does Sprint (albeit under a re-branded banner). So, where's the Magenta-friendly HTC Flyer we saw creep up at the FCC this June? Well, it appears T-Mobile's been offering ...
05:53 pm EDT - Wed, November 2, 2011
Engadget Gmail app on iPad and iPhone hands-on (video)
We've been clamoring for a dedicated Gmail app on iOS for so long that, now that there's one available, we couldn't help but take it for a test drive. Once installed the thing differentiates itself fr...
05:40 pm EDT - Wed, November 2, 2011
Engadget Victory in Valencia: Android tablet maker gets Apple's iPad design lawsuit dismissed in Spain
Apple's taken its war on Android around the world and has won several battles recently, but the latest news from Spain isn't so rosy for Cupertino. Last year, Apple filed suit against Spanish firm NT-...
05:21 pm EDT - Wed, November 2, 2011
Engadget Stephen Elop: Nokia sees 'the opportunity' in tablets, reveals no plans to seize it
Sometimes a CEO has to be coy. We understand that. So what should we make of Stephen Elop's remarks to Bloomberg Businessweek? Asked about the growing tablet market, the Nokia head replied, "There's a...
05:00 pm EDT - Wed, November 2, 2011
Engadget Engadget's holiday gift guide 2011
Welcome to Engadget's Holiday Gift Guide hub! Sure, there's nothing more exciting than tearing off crisp winter-themed paper to reveal the packaging of a shiny new gadget, but from the 4AM department ...
04:46 pm EDT - Wed, November 2, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry Torch 9810 up for pre-order, illuminating T-Mobile stores November 9th
T-Mobile is getting ready for another BlackBerry-flavored spark -- the Torch 9810 is now up for pre-order for the carrier's business customers. The 3.2-inch slider will be bringing its full QWERTY key...
04:29 pm EDT - Wed, November 2, 2011
Engadget The official Gmail app for iPhone, iPad is officially official
Well, it's about bloody time. Google has finally taken wraps off of its official iOS Gmail app. It's live now in the iTunes App Store for use with the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The new app offers a...
04:29 pm EDT - Wed, November 2, 2011
Engadget The official Gmail app for iPhone, iPad is officially official (update: pulled)
Well, it's about bloody time. Google has finally taken wraps off of its official iOS Gmail app. It's live now in the iTunes App Store for use with the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The new app offers a...
04:00 pm EDT - Wed, November 2, 2011
Engadget Engadget's holiday gift guide 2011: tablets
Welcome to the Engadget Holiday Gift Guide! We're well aware of the heartbreaking difficulties surrounding the seasonal shopping experience, so we're here to help you sort out this year's tech treasur...
03:41 pm EDT - Wed, November 2, 2011
Engadget HP and Calxeda's Moonshot ARM servers will bring all the boys to the yard (video)
HP and Calxeda's indiscreet partnership has been revealed to the world: Project Moonshot is a new server based around a brand new ARM-based EnergyCore system-on-chip. These new units are so efficient ...
03:21 pm EDT - Wed, November 2, 2011
Engadget What's in a name? Nokia's new Lumia and Asha line explained
What rhymes with Nokia? Why, Lumia, of course. And there, fellow gadget freaks, lies the poetic branding key to Espoo's first, great Windows Phone. Alright, it's not that simple, but the company's mar...
02:58 pm EDT - Wed, November 2, 2011
Engadget Leap Wireless testing the LTE waters by end of 2011, diving in head-first next year
Cricket's sure making some leaps and bounds, isn't it? That's right, Leap Wireless -- the prepaid provider's parent -- announced that it's making preparations to jump into the world of LTE. The carrie...
02:30 pm EDT - Wed, November 2, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live tonight at 5PM!
Wednesday evening plans? Cancel them. We're your Wednesday evening now. Yep, we're bringing the podcast to you a day early this week, because we can. Tim is out for the week, but Brian and Dana will b...
02:08 pm EDT - Wed, November 2, 2011
Engadget Android Browser leapfrogs Opera Mini, but Safari increases its lead
Web browser warriors have some more statistical firepower to play with, now that Net Applications has released the latest usage figures for mobile browsers. Google's vaguely titled Browser has inched ...
01:41 pm EDT - Wed, November 2, 2011
Engadget BBM Music now rocking BlackBerry App World (video)
RIM's BBM Music is now ready for public consumption. The simply titled mobile app is hitting the company's App World today for users in the US, Canada and Australia -- with more areas coming soon, nat...
01:14 pm EDT - Wed, November 2, 2011
Engadget Karuma's PlayBase tablet doesn't mind doing it for the kids
Infant-friendly devices are the "in thing" for panicking adults who don't want jammy fingers all over their Galaxy Note. Karuma is the newest to aim for the pre-Bieber crowd with the PlayBase: a cheap...
12:40 pm EDT - Wed, November 2, 2011
Engadget NASA confirms satellite hacks in Congressional advisory panel
Acknowledging suspicions that two of NASA's earth observation satellites were hacked back in 2007 and 2008, the space agency has indeed confirmed "suspicious events" in a copy of an independent Congre...
11:53 am EDT - Wed, November 2, 2011
Engadget Optimus 2X to receive Ice Cream Sandwich update, LG confirms
If you've been wondering about the fate of Ice Cream Sandwich on the Optimus 2X, wonder no more. LG has just confirmed via Facebook that it the latest Android OS is indeed coming to the 2X and other "...
11:35 am EDT - Wed, November 2, 2011
Engadget Nokia Maps to be available for all Windows Phone handsets, sans voice navigation
Just because you don't have a new Lumia handset doesn't mean you won't be able to use Nokia Maps -- or most of it, anyway. According to ZDNet, Windows Phone users should expect to see Nokia Maps pop u...
11:02 am EDT - Wed, November 2, 2011
Engadget DIY unmanned airship soars 95,000 feet above Earth, lays claim to new record (video)
Are you entertaining dreams of launching your own private spacecraft? All you need is about 30 grand in your bank account, and lots of spare time. Last weekend, a company called JP Aerospace sent its ...
09:43 am EDT - Wed, November 2, 2011
Engadget ST-Ericsson's NovaThor to power Nokia's Windows Phone devices, loosens Qualcomm's grip
Earlier this year, as you may recall, we learned that at least some of Nokia's Windows Phone devices would be powered by a dual-core chip from ST-Ericsson. At the time, this report came as something o...
08:56 am EDT - Wed, November 2, 2011
Engadget Lenovo posts Q2 earnings, sees increase in profits, shipments and market share
The quarterly earnings stats just keep rolling in today -- this time, from Lenovo, which has just posted yet another stellar report. According to the company, profits for the second quarter of this ye...
08:54 am EDT - Wed, November 2, 2011
Engadget Pepsi's 'Sound of Football' project lets visually impaired players see the pitch with their ears (video)
One one side of the field was a team of former pro soccer players. On the other, a squad of visually impaired amateurs. The two sides laced 'em up, stretched out their quads and went head to head in a...
08:13 am EDT - Wed, November 2, 2011
Engadget Sony posts $350 million loss in Q2 earnings report, forecasts full-year loss
Sony's Q2 earnings have just come in and, as you might guess, they're not particularly glowing. A few days after announcing plans to buy out Ericsson's stake in Sony Ericsson, the manufacturer posted ...
07:01 am EDT - Wed, November 2, 2011
Engadget Sounfreaq's Sound Stack Bluetooth speaker sports dual subwoofers, $400 pricetag
Sounfreaq doesn't release speaker systems often, but it's safe to expect something spectacularly sexy when it does. Such is exactly the case with its latest audiophile-aimed creation, the Sound Stack ...
07:01 am EDT - Wed, November 2, 2011
Engadget Soundfreaq's Sound Stack Bluetooth speaker sports dual subwoofers, $400 pricetag
Soundfreaq doesn't release speaker systems often, but it's safe to expect something spectacularly sexy when it does. Such is exactly the case with its latest audiophile-aimed creation, the Sound Stack...
06:27 am EDT - Wed, November 2, 2011
Engadget Sphero goes up for pre-order, ready to roll its way into your heart
Our favorite iOS / Android-controlled toy ball is coming soon to an annoyed cat near you. You can pre-order Sphero now for $130 through Amazon, and it'll start shipping in December, just in time to re...
05:32 am EDT - Wed, November 2, 2011
Engadget GameChanger is a game-changing, iPad game board that lets you change games
All joking aside, GameChanger is actually pretty neat. It's a combination iPad dock and playing board that isn't limited to a single game. The Apple slate becomes an integral part of play, where you s...
04:48 am EDT - Wed, November 2, 2011
Engadget NASA developing tractor beams, no plans for Death Star... yet (video)
Fully functional LightSabre aside, a tractor beam has to be high on most geek wish-lists; lucky for you NASA has started working on one. Before you drop your sandwich (or whatever that object in your ...
03:56 am EDT - Wed, November 2, 2011
Engadget Rdio gets rechristened 'Oi Rdio' while vacationing in Brazil, has plans to visit Germany and Australia
Are you a resident of Brazil and love streaming music? Have a seat, as Rdio's packed its bags and is headed for a little séjour on the South American continent. Launching later this week, the s...
03:23 am EDT - Wed, November 2, 2011
Engadget Android Market v3.3.11 APK now available, adds auto-update by default and other new settings
The latest revision of Google's Android Market app is hitting handsets now, and while it doesn't bring any new tabs for music, Android Police mentions a few changes you might find notable. Among them ...
02:32 am EDT - Wed, November 2, 2011
Engadget Yamaha's ruggedized PDX-11 iPod speaker dock lets you blast beats beyond your block for $100
If its past offerings have been any indicator, Yamaha's no stranger to pumping out attractive speaker docks for iDevices. Not surprisingly, the company's managed to pour that design sense into its lat...
01:53 am EDT - Wed, November 2, 2011
Engadget GameStop's Android gaming tablets get official at 200 stores in soft launch
Android slates gussied up with pre-installed video games? We must be talking Sony here, right? Wrong. Turns out, this is what GameStop's prexy had in mind when he spilled the beans about the company's...
01:19 am EDT - Wed, November 2, 2011
Engadget First manned multicopter takes flight, brave human sits amidst blades (video)
What could have ended in human chop suey, instead resulted in victory for German engineers at e-volo as they successfully completed the first manned flight of an electric multicopter. The human death ...
12:39 am EDT - Wed, November 2, 2011
Engadget Kinect commercial SDK coming in 2012 (video)
So much for it being a fad. Kinect has evolved from a way to play with Elmo to a key tool in scientific research, delivering interactive presentations and managing your bank account. We've always call...
12:01 am EDT - Wed, November 2, 2011
Engadget Logitech's Mini Boombox is a $99 Bluetooth speaker, we go hands-on (video)
$99? For a portable speaker? Yup, that was our reaction too -- especially when the Mini Boombox's larger sibling boasts four times as many drivers (eight instead of two) and costs just $50 extra. But ...
11:41 pm EDT - Tue, November 1, 2011
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 272 - 11.01.2011
A year after its debut, Google TV is finally getting a fresh UI, its first taste of Market apps, and all-new Honeycomb underpinnings, so naturally that gets most of our attention this week. Of course,...
11:26 pm EDT - Tue, November 1, 2011
Engadget Carmack: Doom 3's engine ready for open-sourcing, awaiting 'OK' from legal
When the granddaddy of FPS tweets, we listen. For those unaware, that's John Carmack -- you know, the guy behind games like Doom, Quake and Rage -- confirming that Doom 3's engine, id Tech 4, is all b...
11:04 pm EDT - Tue, November 1, 2011
Engadget Tweephone is a rotary phone Twitter client, even your grandma could love
The collectives behind the Tweephone, UP digital Bureau and Unteleported tech agency, claim that it's the first analog Twitter client. We find that hard to believe but, while we've seen rotary phone-b...
10:41 pm EDT - Tue, November 1, 2011
Engadget PlugBug adds an iPad iPod iPhone USB charging port to your MacBook power adapter
Twelve South, the same South Carolina-based outfit that's been keeping the Bass(Jump) coming, has just outed the best MacBook power adapter accessory... ever. Almost. The PlugBug is an iPad / iPhone /...
10:16 pm EDT - Tue, November 1, 2011
Engadget Ceton InfiniTV 4 USB tuner now shipping, offers infinite entertainment for $300
It's a little bit behind schedule, but the Ceton InfiniTV 4 USB has finally begun shipping, nearly ten months after it was first unveiled. Originally scheduled to ship on September 19th, this external...
10:03 pm EDT - Tue, November 1, 2011
Engadget Cowon shipping iAudio 10 PMP tomorrow: $160 and up
Remember that stunner of a PMP that Cowon teased us with back in September? Better brush up, 'cause she's shipping out in the US of A starting tomorrow. The iAudio 10 is -- for all intents and purpose...
09:52 pm EDT - Tue, November 1, 2011
Engadget DIY wrist-mounted crossbow gets you one step closer to being a super hero (or villain)
When it comes to all things DIY we tend to be drawn in by odd, internet-connected esoterica and Arduino-powered beer distributors. But, we won't lie, nothing gets us going like a home-crafted instrume...
09:25 pm EDT - Tue, November 1, 2011
Engadget Wahoo Fitness bringing $80 BlueHR heart-rate belt to iPhone 4S users
Remember that nondescript heart-rate monitoring belt we peeked back in June? Now you know the company that's tossing out purchase orders for 'em. Wahoo Fitness has just revealed that it'll soon be shi...
09:01 pm EDT - Tue, November 1, 2011
Engadget Seagate merges Barracuda range, renounces small platters for hungry storage diners
Seagate's decided its desktop drives were getting a bit flabby. It's ditching the Green and XT brands, and in turn, deeming the entire range Barracuda. The revamped series now carries 1TB platters rat...
08:44 pm EDT - Tue, November 1, 2011
Engadget Lego CD DVD ripper lets you drop your physical media -- literally (video)
If the only thing standing between you and a full abandonment of physical media is the tedious task of ripping all of your CDs and DVDs, boy have we got the Lego-based gadget for you. Paul Rea whipped...
08:31 pm EDT - Tue, November 1, 2011
Engadget Verizon Galaxy Nexus not landing til after Black Friday?
Initial rumors had the Verizon release of the Galaxy Nexus pegged for November 10th but, while the carrier has officially confirmed the flagship Android handset is coming, it's refused to say when. No...
07:58 pm EDT - Tue, November 1, 2011
Engadget Google promises 'greater transparency' for targeted ads, gives users more control over them
Chances are you've visited at least one Google site or another today, and chances are you were delivered some ads tailored just for you while you were there. Exactly how those ads got from the adverti...
07:36 pm EDT - Tue, November 1, 2011
Engadget Samsung Illusion, Casio G'zOne Ravine 2 and BlackBerry Curve 9370 to hit Verizon this month?
Don't rub your eyes. That above pic is no mirage. It's a leaked rebate form heralding the Big Red arrival of an actual Illusion -- a 3G Samsung-made one, that is. The form, sent to us by an eagle-eyed...
07:16 pm EDT - Tue, November 1, 2011
Engadget Zediva ordered to permanently shut down operations, pay $1.8 million to MPAA
The last time we checked in with Zediva, the DVD streaming service was reeling from a court-ordered preliminary injunction that effectively brought its operations to a halt. At the time, the Californi...
06:52 pm EDT - Tue, November 1, 2011
Engadget US Navy's electromagnetic railgun hits testing milestone: 1,000 shots fired
If there's one thing you want your multi-million dollar electromagnetic railgun to be, it's reliable, and the US Navy announced today that it's reached a key milestone towards that goal. It's now succ...
06:33 pm EDT - Tue, November 1, 2011
Engadget Google Street View walks through parks, so you don't have to
Need to take a walk through the park, but hate all of the fresh air, foliage and sunshine that comes with it? Good news: Google has added a number of parks to Street View, including New York City's Hi...
06:08 pm EDT - Tue, November 1, 2011
Engadget Trio of Microsoft projectors lets you get quasi-physical with AR interaction (video)
You have to hand it to the tireless folks toiling away within Microsoft's Research department. They're hard at the task of making tommorowland today's province. Perhaps spurred on by the rapturous res...
05:48 pm EDT - Tue, November 1, 2011
Engadget iPhone 4S gets official date and blessing by C-Spire, all yours on November 11th
Oh, heck yeah. We've already been delighted by the news that C-Spire (the hip carrier formerly known as Cellular South) is the lucky recipient of the iPhone 4S, but we now have a date -- and it's comi...
05:47 pm EDT - Tue, November 1, 2011
Engadget BeagleBone offers up ARM A8 processor, Linux and 10-second boot for $89, bones
BeagleBoard has kept our collective news-tails wagging with plenty of (often disparate) DIY hardware projects. Now, the BeagleBone ($89) has arrived, with Linux Angstrom preinstalled, and power provid...
05:47 pm EDT - Tue, November 1, 2011
Engadget BeagleBone offers up ARM A8 processor, Linux and 10-second boot for 89 bones
BeagleBoard has kept our collective news-tails wagging with plenty of (often disparate) DIY hardware projects. Now, the BeagleBone ($89) has arrived, with Linux Angstrom preinstalled, and power provid...
05:31 pm EDT - Tue, November 1, 2011
Engadget Plex turns 2.0, gets Flash and Silverlight support to go with a fancy new UI
You have many choices for your media streaming needs, and Plex is doing its damnedest to get you onboard its bandwagon. Plex is well known for its multi-platform flexibility, and the arrival of the my...
05:31 pm EDT - Tue, November 1, 2011
Engadget Plex releases new mobile and desktop clients, gets Flash and Silverlight support to go with a fancy new UI
You have many choices for your media streaming needs, and Plex is doing its damnedest to get you onboard its bandwagon. Plex is well known for its multi-platform flexibility, and the arrival of the my...
05:15 pm EDT - Tue, November 1, 2011
Engadget Insert Coin: BoardX is an open-source, modular motherboard for prolific prototypers
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...
04:56 pm EDT - Tue, November 1, 2011
Engadget AmtrakConnect free WiFi added to 12 East Coast routes, snack car will still cost ya
Remember when we noted the existence of AmtrakConnect WiFi on the Adirondack train (number 69) about two weeks ago? Although it wasn't official at the time, it is now -- and it turns out that was just...
04:35 pm EDT - Tue, November 1, 2011
Engadget Apple brings GarageBand to iPod touch and iPhone users, because rocking out shouldn't require a tablet
Lookie here -- an iPad app just got miniaturized. It's not too often we see the progress work in reverse, but one of Apple's flagship iPad programs has just been converted for use on the iPhone and iP...
04:31 pm EDT - Tue, November 1, 2011
Engadget Google rolls out new look for Gmail: streamlined conversation view, high-res themes, better search
Google gave us a hint of Gmail's new look with a preview earlier this year, and it's now finally begun to roll out the real thing. Sometime over the next few days you should see a "switch to the new l...
04:12 pm EDT - Tue, November 1, 2011
Engadget CNET details the death of Microsoft's Courier and Bill Gates' 'allergic reaction'
For those that follow the twists and turns of the technology news business, the Microsoft Courier has practically become the stuff of legend. First leaked on Gizmodo in the fall of 2009, the device wa...
04:08 pm EDT - Tue, November 1, 2011
Engadget Duke Nukem 3D hits Android, explosions ensue
As promised, our favorite cigar smoking, wise cracking first-person protagonist has hit the Android Market, and it didn't even take 15 years. The mobile version of the classic FPS is available now for...
03:44 pm EDT - Tue, November 1, 2011
Engadget LG myTouch, myTouch Q available on T-Mobile November 2nd for $79
Magenta's taken to its Facebook wall to announce the availability of its latest LG-made, Android 2.3 phones: the 3.8-inch myTouch and 3.5-inch myTouch Q. Word of these handsets' existence leaked out v...
03:22 pm EDT - Tue, November 1, 2011
Engadget Google GoMo thinks your site isn't mobile enough, wants you to change
Do mobile sites matter? Google thinks they do. In fact, the company has introduced GoMo, a "Google Initiative" aimed at bringing you over to its side. The site contains information driving this point ...
03:09 pm EDT - Tue, November 1, 2011
Engadget Dell XPS 14z available now for $1000, ready to assail your eyes with a Shuriken display
From IFA to retailers' shelves, Dell's XPS 14z has finally completed its marketplace destiny. The 14-inch Windows 7 laptop we recently reviewed as a sensible buy is now up on the company's site in thr...
02:46 pm EDT - Tue, November 1, 2011
Engadget Motorola Xoom 2 officially priced at 400 Euros, coming this Christmas to Carphone Warehouse
For those unaware, Carphone Warehouse is a warehouse that sells carphones in Europe, Jupiter and other locales in the known galaxy. It also sells smartphones and tablets. And according to the leaked f...
02:41 pm EDT - Tue, November 1, 2011
Engadget BlackBerry Bold 9900 and Torch 9860 coming to AT&T November 6th, Curve 9360 inbound November 20th
It's been a few months in the works, but the BlackBerry 9900 and Torch 9860 have finally received AT&T's stamp of approval and will be available this coming Sunday. And as an added bonus, the Curv...
02:10 pm EDT - Tue, November 1, 2011
Engadget Facebook Messenger sinks Beluga, Raffi heads back to the drawing board
Beluga has just confirmed the inevitable -- it's being swallowed by Facebook Messenger. The group messaging app will no longer send texts as of November 11th and will shut down for good on December 15...
01:38 pm EDT - Tue, November 1, 2011
Engadget Shuttle launches XPC H7 5820S mini PC for your collection of 16 monitors
Wondering what do with those 16 monitors you've got lying around your house? Well, the folks over at Shuttle have just come out with a mouthful of a solution, known as the XPC H7 5820S. Shuttle's late...
01:09 pm EDT - Tue, November 1, 2011
Engadget iPhone 4S arriving in Hong Kong, South Korea and a number of other locales on November 11th
Apple is getting ready to add a whole slew of new locations to its iPhone 4S world domination plan. Starting November 11th, the company's latest smartphone will be available in Hong Kong, South Korea ...
12:21 pm EDT - Tue, November 1, 2011
Engadget Lumia 800 to hit the UK on November 16th, Nokia confirms
We knew that the Lumia 800 would be making its way to the UK sometime in November, but today, that timeline has become slightly more specific. We've just received confirmation that Nokia's "first real...
12:02 pm EDT - Tue, November 1, 2011
Engadget EU wants member countries to free up spectrum for 4G rollout, eyes 2013 deadline
This one's been in the works for a little while now, but the EU has just taken another step toward making 4G coverage a continental reality. Last week, the European Commission, European Parliament and...
11:28 am EDT - Tue, November 1, 2011
Engadget Novatel celebrates sale of 3 millionth MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspot with an intelligent rager
Today marks a momentous occasion for Novatel Wireless, because shipments of its MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspot have now surpassed the 3 million mark. The company confirmed the milestone in an announc...
11:05 am EDT - Tue, November 1, 2011
Engadget The Detonator brings electric biking to bots, looks pretty bomb
Parker Brothers Choppers, responsible for one of several Tron Light Cycle replicas seen recently, is continuing to prove that electric bikes aren't all weedy-looking augmented pedal-powered affairs. T...
10:29 am EDT - Tue, November 1, 2011
Engadget Label outs AT&T 4G LTE version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 creeping through the FCC
If you're in the crowd holding out until the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 hit Ma Bell's 4G network, get ready to pull the trigger. The code-named SGH-I957 rolled through the FCC sporting a label for AT&...
09:36 am EDT - Tue, November 1, 2011
Engadget Panasonic's Evolta robot completes Ironman Triathlon, promptly rehydrates
The world is a happier place today, because a toy-sized robot has just completed a triathlon in Hawaii. After crawling out of the Grand Canyon and walking all the way from Tokyo to Kyoto, Panasonic's ...
08:27 am EDT - Tue, November 1, 2011
Engadget Amazon, Netflix ink licensing deals with ABC, add new content for you to munch on
It was a pretty busy day for the Disney-ABC Television Group yesterday, as the company announced a new licensing deal with Amazon, while renewing its pre-existing agreement with Netflix. The Amazon de...
07:29 am EDT - Tue, November 1, 2011
Engadget Texas Sheriff's office receives weaponizable drone, alarms local news station
Ready to supersize your favorite RC helicopter and bullseye some perps with an aerial bean bag launcher? The Sheriff's office in Montgomery County, Texas is, and it's really freaking out the local new...
06:15 am EDT - Tue, November 1, 2011
Engadget BMW 3 Series gets 'full-color' heads-up display
If you've been hankering for some HUD action in your next auto, you'll have one more choice come next spring: the all-new 2012 BMW 3 Series. The launch will mark the first time a heads-up display has ...
04:34 am EDT - Tue, November 1, 2011
Engadget Acer outs AZ3, AZ5, Veriton Z Series all-in-ones, starting at $650
Not wanting to be left behind by the AIO hordes, Acer has unveiled a trio of new options for your spick and span desktop. The higher-end AZ5 provides a 23-inch expanse of full HD, multi-touch glory, a...
03:47 am EDT - Tue, November 1, 2011
Engadget iPad 2 gets an $8 million Cretaceous makeover with dino bones, diamonds and gold
In case you weren't aware, Apple's sold a whole lot of iPad 2s, so aside from the couple of bezel color choices or adding a Smart Cover, there's not much you can do to make your tablet stand out from ...
02:11 am EDT - Tue, November 1, 2011
Engadget Dell Streak gets DISA approval, Androids look to Pentagon invasion
Android conspiracy theories? They go all the way to the top -- or will soon, thanks to the US Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). The department has given the green light to use Dell's Mobile S...
12:55 am EDT - Tue, November 1, 2011
Engadget FL Studio coming to Android, Google fans can make phat beats too
Be jealous no more Android fans! (OK, maybe a little bit longer.) FL Studio is coming to your mobile OS of choice. No longer will it just be iDevice owners who get to channel their inner 9th Wonder on...
12:12 am EDT - Tue, November 1, 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 Halloween festivities, so take a p...
11:49 pm EDT - Mon, October 31, 2011
Engadget Varley's evR450 all-electric supercar set to hit Australian roads next year
As Autoblog Green points out, Australia's Varley Electric Vehicles is known more for bulky industrial vehicles than high-end sports cars, but the company's now looking to change that perception with i...
11:19 pm EDT - Mon, October 31, 2011
Engadget Must See HDTV (October 31st - November 6th)
The World Series is finally over and TV schedules have settled into their normal fall pace. Fox has its lineup set and is finally ready to air new episodes of Bones again, while those waiting more Blu...
10:43 pm EDT - Mon, October 31, 2011
Engadget CMI shows off 720p glasses-free 3D display for smartphones with 2D off-angle viewing
Glasses-free 3D displays for smartphones and tablets aren't exactly anything new, but Chimei Innolux (otherwise known as CMI) has devised a novel twist for its latest 4.3-inch screen. Not only does it...
10:14 pm EDT - Mon, October 31, 2011
Engadget Canalys: HTC nips Apple, Samsung to become top smartphone vendor in US for Q3 2011
Boo! No, that's not your doorbell ringing again, that's HTC popping out of nowhere in order to toss a Nah-nah-nah-boo-boo in the direction of Samsung and Apple. Just days after Strategy Analytics publ...
09:34 pm EDT - Mon, October 31, 2011
Engadget Nissan Leaf EVs to join NYC taxis, won't make hailing a cab in Manhattan any easier
We've come a long way since Crown Vics crowded the streets of the Big Apple, opting instead for a fleet of hybrid taxis -- but today the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission is taking its gre...
09:08 pm EDT - Mon, October 31, 2011
Engadget Screen Grabs: Palm Pre-iPhone hybrid appears on Grimm, doesn't look half bad
Screen Grabs chronicles the uses (and misuses) of real-world gadgets in today's movies and TV. Send in your sightings (with screen grab!) to screengrabs at engadget dot com. Anyone who caught the seri...
08:46 pm EDT - Mon, October 31, 2011
Engadget Engadget Primed: SSDs and you
Primed goes in-depth on the technobabble you hear on Engadget every day -- we dig deep into each topic's history and how it benefits our lives. Looking to suggest a piece of technology for us to break...
08:25 pm EDT - Mon, October 31, 2011
Engadget X-mini KAI Bluetooth speaker daisy chains the jams
The X-mini series of portable speakers may not have changed much in appearance over the years (with a few exceptions), but the company behind them has now finally made one significant upgrade: it's pr...
08:05 pm EDT - Mon, October 31, 2011
Engadget GDrive test page pops up in Google search, inches closer to an actual product
The GDrive leaks and rumors have started up again in earnest, really for the first time since 2007. The service seemed to destined for the dustbin when Docs started accepting any type of file, but in ...
07:32 pm EDT - Mon, October 31, 2011
Engadget GM's got a brand new electric motor and it'll give you the key (video)
Cars with electric motors running the show are few and far between, which is something we need to change -- that's why General Motors is finishing up a new plant in White Marsh, Maryland. The facility...
07:03 pm EDT - Mon, October 31, 2011
Engadget Your geekiest Halloween costumes
Sure, we may have had our official Halloween costume contest on October's Engadget Show, but who are we to deprive you the reader of taking part in the spooky holiday fun? We've asked everyone to send...
06:33 pm EDT - Mon, October 31, 2011
Engadget Boston Dynamics PETMAN portends the pending robot apocalypse
If the sight of Boston Dynamics' unstoppable Alpha Dog didn't convince you of the coming robot apocalypse, then perhaps a glimpse of its bipedal relative, PETMAN, will. Last time we saw the two-legged...
06:02 pm EDT - Mon, October 31, 2011
Engadget 'Invisible glass' could reduce display glare, fails as food-in-teeth mirror
There's nothing worse (seriously, it's scientifically proven) than catching some serious glare on your smartphone, unless you're checking for spinach in your teeth -- but thanks to Nippon Electric Gla...
05:36 pm EDT - Mon, October 31, 2011
Engadget ASUS' Eee Pad plans: Transformer Prime landing November 9th, two Win 8 tablets coming in 2012
The Transformer Prime, with its quad-core silicon and tasty OS, has rightfully garnered much attention lately. A PowerPoint deck detailing ASUS' Q3 earnings now gives us a peek at its Eee Pad strategy...
05:08 pm EDT - Mon, October 31, 2011
Engadget Sony to divide TV division into three-headed monster, looks to bounce back
Looking to make a rebound in the ailing TV business, Sony has announced that it will split its television division into three. According to Reuters, the company is looking to keep operations in check ...
04:41 pm EDT - Mon, October 31, 2011
Engadget China debuts homegrown supercomputer, hits one petaflop mark
China has already, however briefly, sat atop the Top500 list of supercomputers, but that was using silicon designed by American companies like Intel and NVIDIA. The country's latest contestant though,...
04:18 pm EDT - Mon, October 31, 2011
Engadget FARO Focus 3D scanner captures big 3D models from a tiny Lego trolly (video)
Nothing catches our collective eye quite as easily as the combination of high technology and childhood toys. Making a play for our man-childhood inclinations today is a Lego-augmented FARO Focus 3D, p...
03:51 pm EDT - Mon, October 31, 2011
Engadget AMD Bulldozer breaks own world record, overclocked to 8.46GHz
Advanced Micro Devices is probably feeling a bit silly right about now. To show off how powerful the Bulldozer chip really is, it drafted in the world's most elite overclockers, set them up in a room ...
03:24 pm EDT - Mon, October 31, 2011
Engadget HTC Rezound ad pays Verizon stores an early visit, soonish launch likely
The above image isn't a leak -- it's a dye-in-the-wool, true-blue LTE poster that a few Verizon stores have preemptively hung up. We're pretty sure these adverts aren't supposed to be displayed for ou...
02:56 pm EDT - Mon, October 31, 2011
Engadget Ubuntu coming to tablets, phones, cars and smart TVs by 2014
We've already seen Ubuntu running on tablets and smartphones, but not in any official capacity. Rumors had it that Canonical would be making a serious push into the tablet space in early 2011, but tha...
02:32 pm EDT - Mon, October 31, 2011
Engadget Kinect hack makes presentation slides work around you (video)
What's the scariest thing about presentations? Getting the perfect angle. You know, the point on stage where you can wave at your slides without blocking the projector bulb or your audience's view. Th...
02:01 pm EDT - Mon, October 31, 2011
Engadget AT&T to expand 4G coverage and launch first LTE smartphones November 6th: HTC Vivid, Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
Well hello gorgeous -- both of you! AT&T's starting to catch the LTE fever, as the carrier's announced that its first two devices with the true 4G will be ready to grab as of this upcoming Sunday....
01:59 pm EDT - Mon, October 31, 2011
Engadget ASUS says Transformer Prime will arrive on Honeycomb, ICS coming later
Well, we already knew the original Transformer would be getting an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade sometime in the near future, and now ASUS Germany has confirmed that the quad-cored Prime and the Eee Pad ...
01:37 pm EDT - Mon, October 31, 2011
Engadget Cordon multi-target photo-radar system leaves no car untagged (video)
Go easy on the gas, Speed Racer, because Cordon is on its way. Developed by Simicon, this new speed sensor promises to take highway surveillance to new heights of precision. Unlike most photo radar sy...
01:15 pm EDT - Mon, October 31, 2011
Engadget Motorola Mobility to drop 800 jobs
Motorola Mobility has issued a regulatory filing outlining the loss of 800 jobs. The cut will cost the handset manufacturer $31 million -- that number includes $27 million in severance and $4 million ...
12:54 pm EDT - Mon, October 31, 2011
Engadget Windows 8 desktop interface kills Aero for Metro, gets with the times
Microsoft's Windows 8 developer preview greeted us with an interface steeped in Redmond's new Metro style -- its tile-centric start screen is sleek, fresh, and downright pretty. Imagine our surprise t...
12:54 pm EDT - Mon, October 31, 2011
Engadget Windows 8 desktop interface swaps classic theme for Metro, gets with the times
Microsoft's Windows 8 developer preview greeted us with an interface steeped in Redmond's new Metro style -- its tile-centric start screen is sleek, fresh, and downright pretty. Imagine our surprise t...
12:26 pm EDT - Mon, October 31, 2011
Engadget Researchers use inkjet acumen to create wireless explosive sensor from paper
Meet Krishna Naishadham and Xiaojuan (Judy) Song. They're researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and those little devices they're holding may one day save you from an explosive device. Th...
11:58 am EDT - Mon, October 31, 2011
Engadget Artificial tongue distinguishes 18 different types of canned tomato
Taste tests are fun -- unless you're in Italy, in which case they're drawn-out and rancorous. That's why scientists in Milan are trying to remove humans from the equation, by using nuclear magnetic re...
11:29 am EDT - Mon, October 31, 2011
Engadget Eric Fossum lectures Yale students on next-gen range sensors, 3D content shortages
Ready for Kinect-like depth sensing magic in your pocket? It might be on the way, according to Eric Fossum, the man behind the CMOS sensor. During an Engineering lecture at Yale, Fossum let it slip th...
11:01 am EDT - Mon, October 31, 2011
Engadget Cablevision reports Q3 earnings, sees profit fall by 65 percent, drop in video subscribers
It's safe to say that Q3 2011 probably won't be remembered as Cablevision's finest. According to the provider's latest earnings report, profits declined by a full 65 percent over the year, with net in...
10:33 am EDT - Mon, October 31, 2011
Engadget AT&T plans to sell exercise apparel that tracks your vitals, performance
It's not enough for for AT&T to simply sell cellphones, its emerging devices unit also traffics in everything from GPS dog collars to connected pill bottles. Now the company wants in on the fitnes...
09:26 am EDT - Mon, October 31, 2011
Engadget Hon Hai sees profit fall nine percent in Q3, pins hopes on new Chinese factories
Hon Hai Precision Holdings has just released its Q3 earnings report, and it probably did so with a whimper. That's because net profits fell to NT$19.2 billion (about $614 million) this quarter, markin...
08:39 am EDT - Mon, October 31, 2011
Engadget HTC releases Q3 earnings report: profit up by 68 percent, shipments soar by 93 percent
It's been another stellar quarter for the folks over at HTC. According to the company's Q3 earnings report, released today, net income rose to NT$18.68 billion (about $624.6 million) this quarter -- a...
08:39 am EDT - Mon, October 31, 2011
Engadget HTC releases Q3 earnings report: profit up 68 percent, shipments soar 93 percent
It's been another stellar quarter for the folks over at HTC. According to the company's Q3 earnings report, released today, net income rose to NT$18.68 billion (about $624.6 million) this quarter -- a...
08:13 am EDT - Mon, October 31, 2011
Engadget Panasonic Lumix GX1 Micro Four Thirds camera surfaces in leaked photos
Panasonic just launched a whole new series of Micro Four Thirds lenses a couple of months ago, and it looks like it might soon also have a new Micro Four Thirds camera to take advantage of them. That ...
06:27 am EDT - Mon, October 31, 2011
Engadget Dropbox for Teams offers businesses copious amounts of sharable storage
Dropbox is an indispensable part of many a computer users' arsenal, including several here at Engadget. But, the company hasn't had a viable option for businesses who would have an obvious use for a t...
04:31 am EDT - Mon, October 31, 2011
Engadget Acer's first venture into Windows Phone arrives in France as the Allegro
Remember the Acer W4? After seeing it at IFA 2011, it seems that it's finally ready to make some first impressions, and its blind date is with France. Known officially as the Allegro, Acer's inaugural...
03:22 am EDT - Mon, October 31, 2011
Engadget How would you change RIM's BlackBerry Bold 9930?
There's no QNX (or BBX, we should say) here, but the Bold 9930 is still taking baby steps towards the future with BlackBerry OS 7. Now that you've had a few months to tinker with your latest and great...
02:16 am EDT - Mon, October 31, 2011
Engadget Switched On: The clamshell mystique
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.In 2009, Switched On discussed the potential of Android on netbooks, finding an uneasy match between what was then high...
12:19 am EDT - Mon, October 31, 2011
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: CR-V hybrid, Facebook's server farm and robot costumes
The world of green tech presented us with some neat tricks and eco-treats this week from this plan to 3D print new shells for homeless hermit crabs to this handy LeafSnap app that helps you identify ...