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09:51 pm EDT - Fri, December 30, 2011
Engadget AT&T-branded Nokia Ace possibly leaked in holiday card
The grain of salt we're taking this with is roughly boulder-sized but, we have an image of what may very well be the AT&T Nokia Ace -- the rumored LTE-sporting Windows Phone from the Finnish phone...
08:29 pm EDT - Fri, December 30, 2011
Engadget Verizon backs down from convenience fee, values your two cents
The people (and government) have spoken and Verizon has listened -- and issued a press release. The carrier has officially backed off of the "single payment fee" that drew almost universal ire amongst...
07:12 pm EDT - Fri, December 30, 2011
Engadget Verizon's $2 convenience fee inconveniences the FCC
Just like hard working humans, giant companies like to get paid consistently and on time for services rendered. But Verizon's method for motivating customers to pay up -- in the form of a $2 convenien...
05:35 pm EDT - Fri, December 30, 2011
Engadget Editorial: How FAA-certified gadgets could improve air travel and eliminate the Terrible 10,000 Feet
If you're reading this now and have experienced the wonders of modern air travel then you have surely suffered through what I call the "Terrible 10,000 Feet." This is the period between the clunk of t...
04:30 pm EDT - Fri, December 30, 2011
Engadget Engadget Podcast 270 - 12.30.2011
Happy The Engadget Podcast New Year's, everybody! You know what to do. Don't forget to date your checks right.Host: Brian HeaterGuests: Richard Lawler, Terrence O'BrienProducer: Trent WolbeMusic: We F...
03:34 pm EDT - Fri, December 30, 2011
Engadget Verizon offers vague statement, no apology for LTE downtime
Earlier this week, you may have noticed that your Verizon Wireless LTE smartphone couldn't do inconsequential things like update your inbox, or pull up a webpage. This happened once. Then twice. And f...
02:15 pm EDT - Fri, December 30, 2011
Engadget Engadget Distro's 2011 Year In Review is here!
As yet another year of spectacular technological gains and enormous losses comes to a close, we present to you our best attempt at a comprehensive look back: Engadget Distro's Year In Review. In "Tech...
12:31 pm EDT - Fri, December 30, 2011
Engadget ComScore: Android up, RIM down, water wet
Stop us (oh, oh, oh stop us) if you've heard this one before, but in the world of cellphone market share: nothing's changed -- or at least almost nothing. The quarterly data from ComScore say you all ...
10:45 am EDT - Fri, December 30, 2011
Engadget Ed Hardy headphones hope to ink up your ears
Celebrity headphone endorsements are very a la mode right now, and we've seen Ed Hardy's trademark tattoo stylings defacing gadgetry before, so, if you were the one lamenting the glaring omission that...
08:50 am EDT - Fri, December 30, 2011
Engadget Quadrocopters don creepy eyes, build synthetic Christmas tree of envy (video)
First we let them play music, then they started juggling. Now quadrocopters are feeling emotions as well; namely, jealousy. One of Flying Machine Arena's dainty quadrocopters, nicknamed Juliet, was co...
07:36 am EDT - Fri, December 30, 2011
Engadget IBM wins diet monitoring and reward patent, celebrates with sip of Spirulina
Does your employer offer a "wellness rebate program?" No? Then you can't be working for IBM, which has been bribing its staff to eat healthier since 2004. It's a Watson-worthy idea, because what the c...
06:12 am EDT - Fri, December 30, 2011
Engadget Google, Apple, other vaguely familiar tech names top Nielsen's 'Tops of 2011' list
Those perpetual rankers over at Nielsen unveiled their "Tops of 2011" list this week, revealing the most popular brands and products across all manner of categories. There's nothing particularly shock...
04:58 am EDT - Fri, December 30, 2011
Engadget ESPN's bowl coverage swaps out the telestrator for augmented reality GameView
We dug into ESPN's use of the Xbox 360 and EA Sports games to power its Virtual Playbook segments last year, but in preparation for this round of BCS bowl games it's upgraded the system with a bit of ...
03:44 am EDT - Fri, December 30, 2011
Engadget Lenovo Ideapad S110 may be blazing the Cedar Trail, ditching netbook moniker
Between the line of Cedar Trail notebooks marching their way through the FCC and Intel's recent shipping announcement, it's high time manufacturers started parading out next year's kits. Today's tease...
02:26 am EDT - Fri, December 30, 2011
Engadget Nevermore: Beyond Oblivion fades off into... oblivion
For Beyond Oblivion, the end (see: tomorrow) is nigh -- the sun is setting on the service, the curtains are drawing close on its operations and that final, flickering flame of funding is about to be e...
01:15 am EDT - Fri, December 30, 2011
Engadget How I Met Your Robot Mother: a Qbo 'First' (video)
Is consciousness programmable? Do robots feel? Would Kubrick have approved of Spielberg's handling of AI? While you wrap your mind around those conundrums, set aside a bit of free grey matter to soak ...
12:00 am EDT - Fri, December 30, 2011
Engadget Iconia Tab A200 and A700 slates head to CES, make a pitstop in Russia
Acer already spilled the beans on its Iconia Tab A200, a 10.1-inch slab powered by NVIDIA's 1GHz Tegra 2 processor, but whatever happened to that Tegra 3 touting A700? It went to Russia, of course. Ac...
10:56 pm EDT - Thu, December 29, 2011
Engadget Facebook Messenger client for Windows slips out for download
We've already had an early peek at Facebook's yet-to-be-released Messenger client for Windows, and now you can give it a shot yourself courtesy of a leaked copy that's turned up on the TechIT website....
10:56 pm EDT - Thu, December 29, 2011
Engadget Facebook Messenger client for Windows slips out for download (Update: Official download available)
We've already had an early peek at Facebook's yet-to-be-released Messenger client for Windows, and now you can give it a shot yourself courtesy of a leaked copy that's turned up on the TechIT website....
09:30 pm EDT - Thu, December 29, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live tonight at 5PM!
No Tim this week, sadly, but that won't stop this runaway podcasting freight train. Darren and Terrence will be joining Brian to discuss the biggest news of this post-holiday / pre-CES lull, but mostl...
08:41 pm EDT - Thu, December 29, 2011
Engadget Apple applies for facial recognition patent, wants to let iDevices get to know you better
Your momma always said your handsome mug would take you places. Now it might allow you to access your iPad. An Apple patent application released today describes a facial recognition system that requi...
07:51 pm EDT - Thu, December 29, 2011
Engadget British training 'Xbox generation' soldiers with tweaked games
Austerity means the military can't afford the big-budget training exercises to battle-harden new recruits, so it's relying more on computer simulations. Sadly, Virtual Battlespace 2 can't compete with...
06:59 pm EDT - Thu, December 29, 2011
Engadget White Epic 4G Touch to grace Sprint come January, proves your wildest dreams can come true
If you thought Sprint was going to let T-Mobile and AT&T be the only US carriers to offer white Galaxy S IIs, think again. Per Sprintfeed is a supposed internal memo pegging the carrier's bleached...
06:00 pm EDT - Thu, December 29, 2011
Engadget Tech's biggest misfires of 2011
The past 12 months have been a boon of technological innovation, particularly in the world of mobile devices, where top companies have been waging an arms race for the top of the smartphone and tablet...
05:16 pm EDT - Thu, December 29, 2011
Engadget Oops: Droid 4 makes an early appearance in Best Buy promo
With its backlit keys and shaved corners, it could only be the Droid 4 leading the pack of phones in this Best Buy promo shot. The slider hasn't yet reached the shop floor, but that hasn't stopped it ...
04:32 pm EDT - Thu, December 29, 2011
Engadget The morning after: PlayStation Vita sales go cold during first full week in Japan
It's hard to set much store by early sales performance, particularly after the evergreen 3DS faced such a rocky road. Nevertheless, the Vita's latest stats do look disappointing for such a highly anti...
03:44 pm EDT - Thu, December 29, 2011
Engadget Amazon marks 'best holiday' for Kindle devices, fills stockings full of cash
It was yet another solid year for Amazon's Kindle family of products. The mega online retailer sent out its yearly post-Christmas card, bragging about moving "well over one million Kindle devices per ...
02:55 pm EDT - Thu, December 29, 2011
Engadget Verizon confirms latest LTE outage restored, again claims 3G operated normally
Verizon Wireless appears to be standing behind its claims of operating "the nation's largest, most reliable 3G network and the nation's largest 4G LTE network," following this month's latest nationwid...
02:31 pm EDT - Thu, December 29, 2011
Engadget Leaked memo details Verizon's $2 fee for paying your bill; autodraft or ACH the only way out
A couple of years back, AT&T offered select customers a $25 prepaid MasterCard to switch their billing over to autodraft. Soon, Verizon Wireless will be following Sprint's footsteps and charging y...
02:31 pm EDT - Thu, December 29, 2011
Engadget Leaked memo details Verizon's $2 fee for paying your bill; autodraft or ACH the only way out (update: confirmed)
A couple of years back, AT&T offered select customers a $25 prepaid MasterCard to switch their billing over to autodraft. Soon, Verizon Wireless will be following Sprint's footsteps and charging y...
02:00 pm EDT - Thu, December 29, 2011
Engadget Verzo Kinzo unboxing and impressions
Yes, the Verzo Kinzo is real! That Americano-Czech Android smartphone with mid-range specs that went on sale in November with a ludicrous $459 price tag only to be hastily relaunched earlier this mont...
02:00 pm EDT - Thu, December 29, 2011
Engadget Verzo Kinzo unboxing and impressions (video)
Yes, the Verzo Kinzo is real! That Americano-Czech Android smartphone with mid-range specs that went on sale in November with a ludicrous $459 price tag only to be hastily relaunched earlier this mont...
01:12 pm EDT - Thu, December 29, 2011
Engadget N-Control dismisses marketing consultant, discounts PS3 Avenger pre-orders
Keeping up with your gamer gossip? Then you're probably up to snuff on the recent Ocean Marketing / Penny-Arcade spat. We held our tongues as the drama unfolded -- no easy task, considering Engadget's...
12:22 pm EDT - Thu, December 29, 2011
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 119 - 12.29.2011
It's that weird week between Christmas and New Year's, and what have we got for you, dear listener? A completely normal international Engadget Mobile Podcast, of course! Settle in around the media pla...
11:22 am EDT - Thu, December 29, 2011
Engadget Jawbone Up refunds start rolling out, feel free to keep your bricked band (or not)
Not entirely satisfied with that Jawbone Up purchase? Well, plebes, if you also applied for the "no questions asked" refund, you ought to check your inbox. A reader of Wireless Goodness has received a...
10:32 am EDT - Thu, December 29, 2011
Engadget 60beat GamePad connects to iOS devices, requests 50 bucks for the privilege
iOS devices certainly aren't lacking for gaming accessories, but we're always willing to welcome a new contender. 60beat believes it's got the ideal solution in the shape of this familiar-looking cont...
09:35 am EDT - Thu, December 29, 2011
Engadget 1 million Galaxy Notes shipped worldwide, US fans throw money at their screens
The Galaxy Note, Samsung's unconventional powerhouse, has managed to ship 1 million units in under two months. While eager US customers still wait for the 5.3-inch tabletphone hybrid to arrive on thei...
08:33 am EDT - Thu, December 29, 2011
Engadget Slime molds could hold key to new kinds of intelligence, help Statue of Liberty walk
See that yellow amoeboid slime mold? It's up to something. A team of Japanese scientists at Future University Hakodate led by professor Toshiyuki Nakagaki has found evidence that physarum polycephalum...
07:40 am EDT - Thu, December 29, 2011
Engadget Scientists scan damaged audio discs, resurrect fresh beats
Digitizing your analog archives? Vinyl to CD / MP3 / iPod turntables might do well enough for your old 45s, but the folks at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory prefer to listen to their old beats b...
06:18 am EDT - Thu, December 29, 2011
Engadget CyanogenMod Compiler project allows Android tweakers to easily make custom blends
Ever wish that building your own personal ROM was as simple as placing an order at Starbucks? Well, an intrepid coder known as lithid-cm has taken that vision one step closer with the CyanogenMod Comp...
04:56 am EDT - Thu, December 29, 2011
Engadget HTC updates bootloader unlock utility to support latest Android lineup
It wasn't long ago that HTC's bootloader unlock utility hit the masses, thereby righting the company's silly decision to lock its phones down in the first place. Now, continuing its commitment to mod-...
04:14 am EDT - Thu, December 29, 2011
Engadget LG unveils 84-inch 'ultra definition' 4K TV it's bringing to CES 2012
LG let us know at CES 2011 that it had 4K LCD televisions in the pipeline, but unfortunately they didn't make it out this year. Expect for that to change in 2012, as the company just announced it's br...
03:14 am EDT - Thu, December 29, 2011
Engadget MIT scholar builds a self-balancing unicycle to roll fast and furious around campus (video)
Sure, we've shown you the goofy SBU v2.0 unicycle, but what's better than a glorious DIY project? MIT student Stephan Boyer has built his own electrical uni-ride, which he's dubbing the "Bullet." The ...
01:59 am EDT - Thu, December 29, 2011
Engadget SIM-LEI EV gets a video walk-through: shaped like a fish, has a big screen (video)
We got our first whiff of the SIM-LEI, an EV from across the Pacific, in March. Back then it was just an oddly shaped prototype with an impressive range of 207 miles and a top speed of 93mph. With the...
12:55 am EDT - Thu, December 29, 2011
Engadget Researcher finds vulnerability in WPS protocol, looks for manufacturers to offer fix
On the plus side, your router's mostly secure. Security researcher Stefan Viehbock has just discovered a major security hole which allowed him to use a brute force technique to access a WPS PIN-protec...
11:52 pm EDT - Wed, December 28, 2011
Engadget RunCore outs new storage solutions for CES, Marvell-based Falcon series included
If you're looking to quell your inner storage enthusiast after the holidays, RunCore may have something to satisfy your appetite. The company announced that it has two products intended for launch at ...
10:46 pm EDT - Wed, December 28, 2011
Engadget Japanese vending machine doubles as WiFi hotspot -- no purchase required
It looks as if facial scans for snack-dispensing purposes isn't the only mind-blowing feature on the whiz-bang generation of vending machines. Japanese company Asahi has just unveiled an advanced disp...
09:42 pm EDT - Wed, December 28, 2011
Engadget Windows Phone Marketplace hits 50,000 app-submission milestone
Just over one month after crossing the 40,000 app-submission threshold, Microsoft's Windows Phone Marketplace has hit another milestone: 50,000. According to analyses done by All About Windows Phone, ...
08:45 pm EDT - Wed, December 28, 2011
Engadget Listen to the Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 5PM ET!
Myriam. Brad. Mat Smith? Yes, we have another in-house guest to grace the airwaves and offer perspective on the mobile world as we quickly approach the new year and CES. So join us at 5PM ET -- same b...
08:06 pm EDT - Wed, December 28, 2011
Engadget DISA gets a spoonful of Froyo, approves Dell Venue for military use
Remember when the DoD approved the Android-powered Dell Streak for military use? Well the DISA's latest list of approved gear now includes Dell's Venue and the custom version of Froyo that it runs. Sa...
07:32 pm EDT - Wed, December 28, 2011
Engadget IRL: Pioneer Kuro PDP-6010FD, Tonium Pacemaker and the Samsung Galaxy Note
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.For those of ...
07:30 pm EDT - Wed, December 28, 2011
Engadget IRL: Pioneer Kuro PDP-6010FD, Tonium Pacemaker and the Samsung Galaxy Note
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.For those of ...
07:14 pm EDT - Wed, December 28, 2011
Engadget Verizon experiencing nationwide data outage?
That phone on Big Red having problems with data? Apparently you're not alone, as the carrier appears to be having issues again judging by the metric ton of emails we've gotten from you experiencing LT...
07:14 pm EDT - Wed, December 28, 2011
Engadget Verizon experiencing nationwide data outage? (update: Verizon confirms)
That phone on Big Red having problems with data? Apparently you're not alone, as the carrier appears to be having issues again judging by the metric ton of emails we've gotten from you experiencing LT...
06:37 pm EDT - Wed, December 28, 2011
Engadget Wicked Audio's Solus headphones let you listen like a DJ at the flick of a switch
For what it's worth, Wicked Audio has a habit of producing egregiously loud headphones -- looks-wise, that is. Hence our surprise, when we glanced at its latest red and black offering in our Gmail inb...
05:54 pm EDT - Wed, December 28, 2011
Engadget Intel starts shipping Atom N2600, N2800 processors for netbooks, ten hours of battery life promised
We've already seen a few benchmarks and other hints that they'd soon be shipping, and Intel has now officially announced that its new Cedar Trail Atom processors are finally available, with the first ...
05:29 pm EDT - Wed, December 28, 2011
Engadget HP TouchPad Go gets reviewed, but remains already long gone (video)
While we already rode the white unicorns of HP's now disintegrated webOS series, there was one little filly we didn't get to saddle up. A developmental model of the seven-inch TouchPad Go has now made...
04:34 pm EDT - Wed, December 28, 2011
Engadget M-Edge suit accuses Amazon of corporate bullying, patent infringement over Kindle cases
Case maker M-Edge filed suit with a Maryland court last week accusing Amazon of "unlawful corporate bullying" and patent infringement relating to the company's line of Kindle cases. According to M-Edg...
03:31 pm EDT - Wed, December 28, 2011
Engadget Gameloft fends off winter blues with dollar sale on Android Market
The French game publisher already sprinkled 99¢ allspice on its iOS and Amazon Appstore titles, plus a two-for-one deal on the Xperia Play, but soon it'll bring that volume-not-margin recipe to t...
02:25 pm EDT - Wed, December 28, 2011
Engadget It's not a flying fish, it's a submarine-launched UAV
VTOL may be old news already, but here's another great USP for any UAV: the ability to launch from a submerged submarine. The technology is still in development, but the Navy wants to try it from peri...
01:28 pm EDT - Wed, December 28, 2011
Engadget Microsoft job opening hints at forthcoming backup restore features for Windows Phone
The current state of performing backups for Windows Phone is far from ideal, although a new job posting from Microsoft suggests that a better solution may be coming to the smartphone platform in its n...
12:33 pm EDT - Wed, December 28, 2011
Engadget Sprint caps year of Network Vision milestones with first LTE cluster deployment in Kankakee, Illinois
Overhauling a nationwide wireless network isn't exactly for the faint of heart, but Sprint continues marching toward its LTE future and the broader plan known as Network Vision. With a majority of the...
10:55 am EDT - Wed, December 28, 2011
Engadget Android and iOS share a merry little Christmas: seven million total device activations
Google's SVP of Mobile just provided us with another glimpse inside the horse's mouth, claiming that Android scored 3.7 million new device activations over Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. To put that...
09:26 am EDT - Wed, December 28, 2011
Engadget ZVOX intros three new Z-Base models, lowers the pricing soundbar
Because it's never too early to get a start on Christmas 2012, ZVOX has announced the release of three new Z-Base models, the most affordable members of that soundbar line, all designed to live beneat...
08:12 am EDT - Wed, December 28, 2011
Engadget XBMC Eden finally makes it to beta, promises HTPC superpowers
Remember that big XBMC update teased back in October? Well, v11.0's multifarious additions are finally ready for a spot of beta testing. These include all-round speed increases, a "vastly improved" de...
06:39 am EDT - Wed, December 28, 2011
Engadget Lookalike Leia buns replicate Star Wars fashion for Druish princesses everywhere
Princess Vespa did it first -- wore removable hair bun headphones, that is. And now those swirls of synthetic locks are coming to a cosplayer near you via e-artisan site Etsy. The Star Wars-style ear ...
05:50 am EDT - Wed, December 28, 2011
Engadget CM9 launcher available in alpha, ROM flashers tweak in anticipation
January's right around the corner and with the promise of a new year comes the anticipated release of CM9. So, to whet those ROM-flashing appetites, the CyanogenMod team's made an alpha of its Trebuch...
04:34 am EDT - Wed, December 28, 2011
Engadget US Army's A160 Hummingbird drone-copter to don 1.8 gigapixel camera
Starting in July of 2012, the United States Army will deploy three Boeing A160 Hummingbird drones to Afghanistan as part of a one-year trial program. Unlike the Predator drones already in combat, the ...
03:15 am EDT - Wed, December 28, 2011
Engadget Army of MetroPCS phones heading to Amazon's virtual shelves
MetroPCS purports to bring the wireless to all, but it hasn't had the right showcase to fulfill that promise... until now. The carrier announced today that its arsenal of handsets is on the way to one...
02:22 am EDT - Wed, December 28, 2011
Engadget Kraft vending machine teases children with adult-only pudding dispenser (video)
We've seen odd and law-swerving vending machines before, but none as meanspirited as Kraft's collaboration with Intel that only gives pudding samples to adults. The unimaginatively titled iSample deni...
01:25 am EDT - Wed, December 28, 2011
Engadget Nintendo introduces paid DLC, lets you complete the games you completed
Did you get a Nintendo shaped bundle of joy for Christmas? Completed the games already? Fear not, as from March Kyoto's gaming veterans will be launching paid downloadable game content for its 3D hand...
12:42 am EDT - Wed, December 28, 2011
Engadget Airtight brings Apple's Airplay to your Google TV, makes Cupertino and Mountain View play nice
We've seen Airplay work its way into Android phones thanks to apps before, but what if you to reverse the equation? What if you want to stream not from, but to a desert-flavored player. Well, it's lit...
11:54 pm EDT - Tue, December 27, 2011
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 280 - 12.27.2011
This is the last EHD podcast of the year and the last until we're on the ground at CES, so next week will be one of our rare misses -- we'll make it up to you, we promise. Until then, there's plenty o...
11:19 pm EDT - Tue, December 27, 2011
Engadget LG Prada 3.0 sashays over to South Korea because Android phones are so hot right now
Do you take your Android phones with an extra dose of designer? Then LG's Prada 3.0 is probably already on your radar, ready to mix and match with your walk-in closet of wardrobe options. This respect...
10:48 pm EDT - Tue, December 27, 2011
Engadget Kinect sensor wants to guess astronauts' weight, tell them to hit the space gym
How do you weigh yourself when there's no gravity keeping you down? Well, you can calculate your mass by sitting on an oscillating spring and comparing its standing frequency to your riding frequency ...
10:19 pm EDT - Tue, December 27, 2011
Engadget Dropbox 'experimenting' with photo and video import, enables instant transfer to the cloud
Dropbox is handing out yet another early peek at a fresh new tool for the early-adopting enthusiast crowd. The cloud-based storage service is introducing a feature that'll allow all your photo / video...
09:35 pm EDT - Tue, December 27, 2011
Engadget Pantech Pocket review
Hundreds of smartphones of all shapes, sizes and colors pass through the doors of Engadget HQ every year, so it's natural for a few oddball devices with crazy form factors to end up in our hands from ...
09:04 pm EDT - Tue, December 27, 2011
Engadget Intel's 32nm Medfield SoC specs and benchmarks leak
Intel's Medfield may still be a ways from breaking into the smartphone and tablet market, but we're finally starting to get some concrete details on its specs and capabilities. VR-Zone got the bitty g...
08:34 pm EDT - Tue, December 27, 2011
Engadget Samsung, Sharp, Hitachi and others settle LCD panel price fixing consumer class action for $539 million
'Tis the season for settling antitrust lawsuits, folks. Earlier this month, Sharp, Samsung, Hitachi and other LCD panel producers settled out their price fixing lawsuit with direct purchasers (read: T...
08:11 pm EDT - Tue, December 27, 2011
Engadget Transformers Blu-ray 3D comes home January 31st in Ultimate and Collector's editions
After a quickie Blu-ray dropped in the fall sans-extras, Transformers: Dark of the Moon is getting a full fledged release January 31st complete with 3D and four hours of bonus features. There's actual...
07:49 pm EDT - Tue, December 27, 2011
Engadget AT&T completes acquisition of Qualcomm's FLO TV spectrum
It's only been five days since it's gotten the official go ahead, but AT&T's wasted no time in completing its acquisition of a swath of 700MHz spectrum from Qualcomm. Those airwaves, which formerl...
07:00 pm EDT - Tue, December 27, 2011
Engadget Engadget Primed: What is aperture, and how does it affect my photos?
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...
06:28 pm EDT - Tue, December 27, 2011
Engadget Quad-core Meizu MX may arrive in May with revamped UI, says company founder
We already knew that the dual-core Meizu MX will eventually meet its quad-core variant, but the question is when? Well, the ever elusive Jack Wong (who's actually taken a step back from the CEO positi...
05:59 pm EDT - Tue, December 27, 2011
Engadget China launches high-speed test train capable of 310 mph, shaped like an ancient sword
According to an old "Simpsons" quote, there's nary a thing that can outrun a greased Scotsman. That's no longer the case, as Chinese train manufacturer CSR Corp Ltd. unveiled a 500 km/h (310 mph) high...
05:00 pm EDT - Tue, December 27, 2011
Engadget Toshiba Thrive 7" review
As 2011 draws to a close, it's fun to look back and think about how we began the year testing the first Honeycomb tablet, and are now ending it elbow-deep in me-too slates, many of them cut down to sm...
04:28 pm EDT - Tue, December 27, 2011
Engadget China begins trial operations of home grown Beidou GPS system
The Russians have GLONASS, and the EU will eventually have Galileo, so China's probably been feeling left out of the GPS party so far. Not for much longer though, as the switch for its home grown Beid...
03:54 pm EDT - Tue, December 27, 2011
Engadget Visualized: IBM's 1956 HDD packs 5MB of storage, requires forklift for installation
Check out IBM's 305 RAMAC (Random Access Method of Accounting and Control) hard disk and those gripes about dragging around that USB thumb drive soon evaporate. This 1956 HDD was composed of 50 24-inc...
03:28 pm EDT - Tue, December 27, 2011
Engadget Air Dictate app brings Siri's voice control to Macs, makes you feel just a little more important
Well, this was probably inevitable. Given that we've already seen Siri respond to custom commands, replace your remote and adjust the temperature in your house, it shouldn't come as a surprise that so...
02:54 pm EDT - Tue, December 27, 2011
Engadget Italian anti-trust body fines Apple for misleading customers on product guarantees
Apple Italia has been fined a total of 900,000 euros for failing to inform its customers that products purchased were already covered by two years of free assistance under national law. It appears tha...
02:19 pm EDT - Tue, December 27, 2011
Engadget Hacker builds allegedly pointless data network out of Lego train set
How can we appreciate bullet-quick SSDs and fiber networks without pausing -- at the year's end -- to appreciate where it all came from? We should think back to before the birth of modern computing, e...
01:44 pm EDT - Tue, December 27, 2011
Engadget ASUS Eee PC 1225B proves netbooks will still be kicking around in 2012
The death of the netbook has been greatly exaggerated -- at least that's what ASUS is praying holds true for next year. Its latest addition, the Eee PC 1225B, refreshes the spec sheet seen on the 1215...
12:59 pm EDT - Tue, December 27, 2011
Engadget Nokia's diagnostics app secretly contains CDMA, AT&T LTE test screens
A bit of detective work can certainly go a long way. Some little-known sections of Nokia's Windows Phone diagnostics app were found by Nanapho as it analyzed its XAP file, lending credence to rumors t...
12:01 pm EDT - Tue, December 27, 2011
Engadget Untethered jailbreak now available for pre-A5 iPhones, iPads and Touches
It's just a few weeks since pod2g revealed his untethered jailbreak for iOS 5 and -- boom -- all of a sudden it's up for the DL. The exploit has been incorporated into redsn0w 0.9.10, the Pwnage Tool ...
11:08 am EDT - Tue, December 27, 2011
Engadget PS Vita gets second firmware update, nixes software bugs
There's not many things worse than when your new imported tech toy is hobbled by teething issues. Just over a week since its launch and Sony's great portable hope has been gifted its second firmware u...
09:41 am EDT - Tue, December 27, 2011
Engadget Drone Station lets you pilot an AR.Drone with your Mac
Drone Station won't actually have you tilting your MacBook to pilot the recreational quadrocopter around your hood but, when neither the little, small, wee smartphone nor the great, huge Surface will ...
08:38 am EDT - Tue, December 27, 2011
Engadget Fisker Karma battery poses 'potential safety issue' for about 50 autos, fix already in tow
Fisker has seen its fair share of delays on its Karma EV in the past, and now ''fewer than 50" of the vehicles -- which if you'll recall, cost over $100K -- are at risk for battery malfunction. Accord...
07:02 am EDT - Tue, December 27, 2011
Engadget NTT Docomo, Panasonic, Samsung and more team up to take on Qualcomm over cellphone chips
Japanese mobile operator NTT Docomo just announced it's forming a joint venture with five partners -- Samsung, Panasonic, Fujitsu Limited, Fujitsu Semiconductor and NEC -- to develop and sell chips fo...
05:54 am EDT - Tue, December 27, 2011
Engadget JXD releases S7100 Android-based gaming tablet, manages to steal from everyone
If you're going to steal, steal from the best. JXD has just released its S7100, a fairly conspicuous 7-inch Android-powered gaming tablet marketed towards playing old-school arcade games. The device f...
04:39 am EDT - Tue, December 27, 2011
Engadget Harrods reportedly nabs Porsche Design P'9981 BlackBerry as UK exclusive, costs a princely 1,275
The department store Harrods is no stranger to exposing Londoners to some of the finer -- and more eccentric -- things in life, and so after learning that it'd be bringing RIM's Porsche Design P'9981 ...
03:03 am EDT - Tue, December 27, 2011
Engadget Spire installer brings Siri to any jailbroken iOS 5 device, legally -- proxy still required
A few months of work by iOS hackers Grant Paul (aka chpwn), Steven Troughton-Smith and Ryan Petrich has culminated in the release of Spire, a new installer that will easily set up Siri on your jailbro...
02:13 am EDT - Tue, December 27, 2011
Engadget LG unveils new 3D glasses, hopes lighter and better looking spectacles drive adoption
LG's FPR 3DTVs already featured lighter, cheaper passive 3D glasses than their active shutter competition, but next year the company will push its advantage even further with these new models. The thr...
12:48 am EDT - Tue, December 27, 2011
Engadget T-Platforms to build ten petaflop supercomputer for Moscow State University
In post-Soviet Russia, massive supercomputer programs you. (Sorry, we had to.) Recently, Russia's Moscow State University contracted with high-performance computing company T-Platforms to create a ten...
11:32 pm EDT - Mon, December 26, 2011
Engadget Must See HDTV (December 26th - January 1st)
FootballCollegiate or pro, even with NBA action back on the schedule it's all about football this week. The big time bowls aren't until 2012, but there's still a few interesting matchups to be had thi...
11:02 pm EDT - Mon, December 26, 2011
Engadget Bit-tech's Mod of the Year contest underway: finally, something you're comfortable voting on
Like ponies to little girls, we always have a soft spot for mods here at Engadget. Who could forget Angel OD's liquid-cooled Wii, for example? Or Peter Brands' Frankendesk of a PC, the L3p D3sk? Well,...
10:00 pm EDT - Mon, December 26, 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, December 26, 2011
Engadget MESM Soviet computer project marks 60 years
Before you go complaining about your job, take a moment to remember the MESM project, which just marked the 60th anniversary of its formal recognition by the Soviet Academy of Sciences. The project, h...
08:59 pm EDT - Mon, December 26, 2011
Engadget WindowBreak Project seeks universal developer unlock tool for Windows Phone (video)
The developer known as Jaxbot is becoming quite familiar around these parts, who's known for bringing instant app resuming and multitasking to Windows Phone -- long before these features had gone main...
08:04 pm EDT - Mon, December 26, 2011
Engadget RockMelt hits beta 5, makes Chome's Omnibox a gateway to Facebook
Last year, when RockMelt picked up where Flock left off, deeply tying social services into the browser interface, we were understandably a bit skeptical. But, just over 13 months later the tricked out...
08:04 pm EDT - Mon, December 26, 2011
Engadget RockMelt hits beta 5, makes Chrome's Omnibox a gateway to Facebook
Last year, when RockMelt picked up where Flock left off, deeply tying social services into the browser interface, we were understandably a bit skeptical. But, just over 13 months later the tricked out...
07:10 pm EDT - Mon, December 26, 2011
Engadget Tizi app turns your iPhone into a pricey iPad remote, enlists Siri for channel surfing
It's time to show your iPad who's boss -- your iPhone, naturally. The Tizi Remote app is presently available for free via iTunes, letting you use your iPhone to change channels, record shows and pause...
06:29 pm EDT - Mon, December 26, 2011
Engadget Smart ForTwo EV gets delayed until September, 'unspecified problems' to blame
Bad news for those of you waiting on that updated Smart EV. The faster and longer-lasting third generation city-dweller previously scheduled for delivery in "early 2012," has just been delayed until S...
05:48 pm EDT - Mon, December 26, 2011
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 118 - 12.26.2011
If listening to Engadget Chinese editor Richard Lai talk about the bleedingest-edge phones from China isn't the perfect programming to shake off all those extra trips to the Christmas buffet to, we do...
05:16 pm EDT - Mon, December 26, 2011
Engadget Boxee 1.5 nears release, will be final desktop version
We have some good news and bad news. The good news is: Boxee 1.5 will be entering public beta soon, with a proper release scheduled for January alongside Live TV. The update will finally bring the des...
04:59 pm EDT - Mon, December 26, 2011
Engadget LG announces ICS upgrades to begin in Q2 2012
Following the footsteps of Samsung and Sony, LG has come forth with details on which devices will be getting Android 4.0 -- also known as Ice Cream Sandwich -- and when we can begin expecting those up...
04:18 pm EDT - Mon, December 26, 2011
Engadget Matt Richardson turns Arduino, Twitter and lasers into art (video)
Matt Richardson's genius has never really been in question. The Make Live host and compulsive hacker has built an impressive library of creations, ranging from a Google Reader pedal to an email-trigge...
02:59 pm EDT - Mon, December 26, 2011
Engadget Seiko Epson marks Boxing Day by announcing Nokia lawsuit settlement, 'extraordinary loss'
With Christmas behind us, it's time to get back to the real world. For Seiko Epson, that means some serious downer news. The company announced today that it has finally opted to settle with Nokia over...
01:41 pm EDT - Mon, December 26, 2011
Engadget Apple kicks off 12 Days of iTunes, offers a dozen freebies to last into 2012
Find yourself something Apple-flavored underneath the Christmas tree yesterday? Need some gentle coaxing into using iTunes? Well, you're in luck; Cupertino's annual download giveaway starts today and ...
01:15 pm EDT - Mon, December 26, 2011
Engadget Amazon UK opens its doors for the Christmas sales, adds hundreds of Kindle books from 99p
Got some Kindle hardware burning a hole in your pile of festive gifts? Well, British bookworms have been given some extra yuletide joy courtesy of Amazon UK which has also started a 12-day sale, focus...
12:21 pm EDT - Mon, December 26, 2011
Engadget CUPP's PunkThis graduates to tablets, earns a degree in security (hands-on video)
Remember CUPP Computing's PunkThis board we played with at Computex 2011? It's now left the confines of its 2.5-inch hard drive form-factor and jumped ship from a standard Asus netbook to a Core i5-eq...
10:21 am EDT - Mon, December 26, 2011
Engadget Hacked Powermat lets you touch-to-charge your iPhone in stop-and-go traffic
When you're cruising down the highway, you've got much better things to do than fiddling with iPhone cables -- like, you know, texting and playing Angry Birds. Thankfully, this handy little Powermat h...
08:01 am EDT - Mon, December 26, 2011
Engadget FCC approves mysterious Archos DECT device, may or may not be secret death ray
It's amazing, it's mysterious and it's hard to say exactly what it does. On Friday, the FCC passed a device described as "a handset of internet tablet with DECT," suggesting that the mystery gadget ma...
06:52 am EDT - Mon, December 26, 2011
Engadget Sony sells its stake in Samsung LCD team-up for $939 million
Sony and Samsung have decided to part ways on their seven-year-old LCD venture. Possibly due to Sony's recent struggles in the increasingly competitive world of TV division, Samsung will buy up its 50...
06:23 am EDT - Mon, December 26, 2011
Engadget Tetris played on microscopic level with lasers, thanks to Amsterdam's rigorous curriculum (video)
Ostensibly speaking, it appears that university goers in the Netherlands have a bit too much time on their hands. You see, in between visits to coffee shops, students at VU University Amsterdam have d...
04:58 am EDT - Mon, December 26, 2011
Engadget Human Birdwings combines Wiimote, smartphone in DIY flying initiative (video)
Somewhere, somehow, the Wright Brothers are smiling. Jarnos Smeets, a mechanical engineer from the Netherlands, has been plugging away on his Human Birdwings project for many, many months now, and his...
03:23 am EDT - Mon, December 26, 2011
Engadget How would you change Logitech's Harmony Link?
Remote controls suck, but touchscreen phones and tablets aren't smart enough to replace them, yet. Logitech's Harmony Link is there to bridge the gap between your WiFi device and TV, but we found it i...
02:37 am EDT - Mon, December 26, 2011
Engadget LG's 55-inch 'world's largest' OLED HDTV panel is official, coming to CES 2012
We only have a few more days left until the festivities truly kick off at CES 2012 in Las Vegas, but LG has already tipped its hand with a press release promising the "world's largest" OLED panel for ...
02:05 am EDT - Mon, December 26, 2011
Engadget XDA dev provides means to block Nook Tablet OTA updates
Worried that an OTA update will put a crimp in your Nook Tablet modding activities? Then you may want to follow the lead of xda-developers member Indirect, who has managed to tweak the tablet to block...
01:00 am EDT - Mon, December 26, 2011
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: hydrogen fuel cell-powered laptop, hybrid buses and bioluminescent bacteria
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.The newswires were buzzing with alternative energy developm...
11:47 pm EDT - Sun, December 25, 2011
Engadget IMEC working with holograms, mirrored pixels to prevent 3D movie headaches
Let's face it, 3D movies are amazing but there are times when you'll walk away with a killer headache. A group of researchers at IMEC believes that holographic video might be the best way around this ...
10:00 pm EDT - Sun, December 25, 2011
Engadget Switched On: The Year of Reversal
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.Back in 2005, Switched On dubbed its first full year of existence "The Year of the Switch" as IBM sold its PC business ...
08:44 pm EDT - Sun, December 25, 2011
Engadget Apple's Newsstand application aiding digital magazine sales, says 'I told you so'
There's no doubt that the digital magazine's road to success has been a bumpy one. The original -- and still the main -- idea was to push content creators and publishers forward in the paperless era, ...
07:22 pm EDT - Sun, December 25, 2011
Engadget Notre Dame heralds paint-on solar cells, wants to smear your home with its goop (video)
Leave it to the Fighting Irish to take a stab at solving the world's energy woes. Notre Dame researchers have successfully developed solar cells that can be easily painted on to any conductive surface...
05:55 pm EDT - Sun, December 25, 2011
Engadget Swype gets a new beta, adopts Dragon Dictation for speech to text (video)
Look, either you love or hate Swype -- there's just no two ways about it. Those that can't imagine life without the gesture-based virtual keyboard will probably only fall deeper in amour with it when ...
04:11 pm EDT - Sun, December 25, 2011
Engadget So, what'd you get?
Yeah, it's pretty unfortunate that you've got to work tomorrow (well, unless you're down with Boxing Day), but let's take it one 24-hour window at a time, shall we? It's not as if you've had any short...
03:00 pm EDT - Sun, December 25, 2011
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of December 19, 2011
Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging to get updated. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so m...
01:14 pm EDT - Sun, December 25, 2011
Engadget Bell Canada will stop throttling your P2P traffic, might charge instead
Since the CRTC took a swipe at net neutrality a few years back, Bell Canada internet customers have maligned its P2P packet-shaping ways. From March 1st, however, users can file-share at the speeds na...
11:16 am EDT - Sun, December 25, 2011
Engadget Navteq traffic to launch on Garmin devices using HD radio technology
The state of morning gridlock just got a little more real with the introduction of Navteq's real-time traffic via HD radio -- to be included with Garmin's nüvi 3490LMT personal navigation device....
08:54 am EDT - Sun, December 25, 2011
Engadget HTC Fireball and LG Spectrum may bring global awesomeness to Verizon's LTE lineup
Separately, the HTC Fireball and LG Spectrum have made their appearances in Verizon's internal system before. But together, in the screenshot above, they're actually much more than just a couple silly...
06:44 am EDT - Sun, December 25, 2011
Engadget Ultrasonic screwdriver sniffs out carbon fiber damage, planes book a check-up with The Doctor
Lighter planes means less fuel, means less money and, hopefully, lower ticket prices. Carbon fiber reinforcements are a major part of this plan; both Boeing's latest bird and the double-decker Airbus ...
04:54 am EDT - Sun, December 25, 2011
Engadget Device warns of catastrophic failure in lithium-ion batteries, robots celebrate
"Catastrophic lithium-ion battery failure" are five words Malfunctioning Eddie never wants to hear, and may not have to, thanks to a new sensor developed by the folks at the Johns Hopkins University A...
03:20 am EDT - Sun, December 25, 2011
Engadget Ask Engadget: best quick-shutter camera for under $700?
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 from Travis, who is soon to become a father (cong...
01:16 am EDT - Sun, December 25, 2011
Engadget Western Digital releases Android app to control set-top boxes remotely
This week, you'll be able to control your Western Digital set-top box with a free Android app. And you'll love it. Only days after releasing an equivalent app for iOS, Western Digital has just release...
12:43 am EDT - Sun, December 25, 2011
Engadget MOTOACTV torn down and rooted, turned into a tablet for ants
Chris Wade, the intrepid dev behind the DingleBerry PlayBook hack, has turned his attention to new device. One that occupies the exact opposite end of the size spectrum -- the MOTOACTV. The man starte...
12:07 am EDT - Sun, December 25, 2011
Engadget Plex media app: streaming soon to Nook Tablet and Color
Well, well, if it isn't the famed iOS and Android media jock (read: Plex) making its way to the Nook universe. The application's now gone through yet another good-to-go regime, and if all goes accordi...
11:17 pm EDT - Sat, December 24, 2011
Engadget MIT researchers locate genes that help underlie memory formation, zap some mice
Over time, the neurons in your brain are going to change. And that's only natural. When you experience a new event, your brain encodes the memory by altering the connections between neurons, which is ...
09:00 pm EDT - Sat, December 24, 2011
Engadget GoPro HD Hero 2 review
GoPro has been in the HD action sports and helmet cam game for some time now, with its Hero line proving a popular sight atop many a daredevil's lid. Now, you can add HD Hero 2 ($300) to the ever grow...
08:07 pm EDT - Sat, December 24, 2011
Engadget Pure swings by the FCC with Contour 200i-Air(play) dock
Remember Pure's Contour iPhone dock / WiFi radio that debuted last year at CES? Between us, you and the wall, we suspect a sequel is on the way in the shape of the Contour 200i Air that's just been es...
07:05 pm EDT - Sat, December 24, 2011
Engadget Google becomes the Clark Griswold of the internet with 'Jingle Bells' doodle
Having conquered so many aspects of the software world, it's time for Google to take the next logical step in its evolution: becoming that annoying neighbor who always goes a bit overboard each year w...
06:14 pm EDT - Sat, December 24, 2011
Engadget DirecTV HDUI is rolling out across the land, iPad app adds 12 more live streaming channels
DirecTV began quietly seeding its HDUI to customers back in November, but judging by our tips inbox it has recently picked up the pace of the rollout. It's live in many areas already where you're prob...
05:07 pm EDT - Sat, December 24, 2011
Engadget Best Buy rewards your procrastination with buy-one-get-one iPhone 4 deal
Sure it's Christmas Eve and we're more than halfway through Hanukkah, but it's never too late to score some last minute deals -- and heck, why not get a little something for yourself, while you're at ...
03:00 pm EDT - Sat, December 24, 2011
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of December 19, 2011
This week was packed with news on the mobile front, so it was easy to miss a few stories here and there. Here's some of the other stuff that happened in the wide world of wireless for the week of Dece...
02:19 pm EDT - Sat, December 24, 2011
Engadget Option XYfi mobile hotspot tours the FCC, HSUPA in tow
What you're looking at above is a render of Option Wireless' XYfi mobile broadband hotspot; currently being reviewed by the folks over at the FCC. Dawning the model number GI0643, the XYfi packs quad-...
01:17 pm EDT - Sat, December 24, 2011
Engadget iMAME app gets pulled from iTunes app store
In barely enough time to get out of the app store and into the hearts of retro gamers everywhere, the iMAME emulator on iOS has already been erased from iTunes -- just days since its release. Alas, th...
01:17 pm EDT - Sat, December 24, 2011
Engadget iMAME app gets pulled from iTunes
In barely enough time to get out of the app store and into the hearts of retro gamers everywhere, the iMAME emulator on iOS has already been erased from iTunes -- just days since its release. Alas, th...
11:28 am EDT - Sat, December 24, 2011
Engadget Chinese hackers target U.S. Chamber of Commerce, sensitive data stolen
According to sources close to The Wall Street Journal, Chinese hackers are at it again, this time hitting the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and capturing information from three million members. Those famil...
09:53 am EDT - Sat, December 24, 2011
Engadget LogMeIn remote desktop app goes free on iPhone and iPad
Looks like LogMeIn Inc. has suddenly cottoned on to the freemium business model, deciding to offer its basic remote desktop app for iPhone and iPad entirely gratis. Previously, you had to hand over $2...
08:39 am EDT - Sat, December 24, 2011
Engadget LG Fantasy Windows Phone meets Mr. Blurrycam for the first time, hit it off
Sometimes the story behind the Blurrycam images are more interesting than the photos themselves. In this case, a member of XDA-Dev purchased an early model of the LG Fantasy -- an upcoming Windows Pho...
07:12 am EDT - Sat, December 24, 2011
Engadget HP Envy Spectre arrives at FCC, next year's model probably called HP Envy SMERSH
Even in the FCC's secret Washington bunker, our boys in lab-coats like to spread a little festive cheer. When this new HP Envy 14 Spectre was released into the streets, we found it wrapped in tinsel. ...
04:54 am EDT - Sat, December 24, 2011
Engadget Ainovo's bargain Novo 7 ICS tablet ready to tickle US pockets?
Remember that curious $100, ICS-touting, Novo 7 tablet we saw back at the beginning of the month? Until now, the Ainovo (aka Ainol) branded device was a bit of a gambler's punt, with some Chinese site...
03:03 am EDT - Sat, December 24, 2011
Engadget Nokia N9 gets unofficial UI tweak, makes MeeGo lie down and play landscape
Nokia's MeeGo'd pillowcase smartphone has been given a 90-degree twist. This new landscape mode works across the three main navigation screens and can be accessed through N9Tweak, an unofficial mod th...
02:13 am EDT - Sat, December 24, 2011
Engadget Hajime Research is assembling a robot taller than you, Mr. Stark couldn't be more proud (video)
Not only are robots getting their own social networks, but now the plan is for them to become increasingly taller than us humans -- at least that's what the people at Hajime Research have in mind. The...
01:23 am EDT - Sat, December 24, 2011
Engadget Kindle Fire root reignited, beats 6.2.1 update
Amazon's latest attempt to lock down root access on its Kindle Fire has been, well, routed. It took the tinkerers mere days to catch up and the new root file is now up for grabs, courtesy of Android P...
12:33 am EDT - Sat, December 24, 2011
Engadget Nokia Lumia 800 likes to taste the rainbow, wants to try a splash of white and yellow?
Cyan and Magenta were a good start, but Nokia hasn't finished plucking eye-catching colors for its smartphone flagship. Alongside a not-exactly-unexpected white model, these leaked renders suggest tha...
11:43 pm EDT - Fri, December 23, 2011
Engadget VT nears completion of HokieSpeed, world's 96th most powerful supercomputer
If basking in the presence of a powerful supercomputer is on your list of "must-haves" when selecting a proper university, then you may wish to fire off an admissions application to the Hokies at Virg...
10:51 pm EDT - Fri, December 23, 2011
Engadget MIT's got a way of using encrypted data without decrypting it, next stop, traveling without moving
Excepting Jersey Shore participants, people generally value privacy and it's a bigger issue when so much data is stored online. Ethical data controllers will keep it encrypted, but much like leaving f...
10:00 pm EDT - Fri, December 23, 2011
Engadget Twonky Beam Browser hands-on
Showing your friends the latest viral video traditionally requires huddling around a smartphone or tablet, which is odd when you're sat in a room with a 40-inch flat-screen. Web connected TVs or media...
09:14 pm EDT - Fri, December 23, 2011
Engadget Nabaztag robotic rabbits rise from the ashes at midnight
Twas a sad day when Mindscape was forced to shutter the online service used by its collection of Nabaztag robotic rabbits -- as the tale goes, the domain's demise left the tiny, Linux-running hares in...
08:30 pm EDT - Fri, December 23, 2011
Engadget Engadget Primed: ports, connectors and the future of your TV's backside
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...
08:08 pm EDT - Fri, December 23, 2011
Engadget HP issues LaserJet firmware update, hopefully ends exploding printer saga
Some of you might remember the story that HP LaserJet printers might be open to hack attacks that could result in some not-so-spontaneous combustion? Now the company has issued a statement saying that...
07:45 pm EDT - Fri, December 23, 2011
Engadget Listen to the Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 4PM ET!
Just because there are a few celebrations going on this time of year, doesn't mean mobile news stops coming -- for one, AT&T lobbyists and lawyers are getting some well-deserved time off for the h...
07:14 pm EDT - Fri, December 23, 2011
Engadget Go Daddy pulls support for SOPA amidst backlash, too late to satisfy Wikipedia
It looks like the prospect of widespread boycott was more than Go Daddy was willing to face as a result of its support for the Stop Online Piracy Act -- the domain name registrar announced today that ...
07:00 pm EDT - Fri, December 23, 2011
Engadget Growing Up Geek: Steven Troughton-Smith
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: programmer, app design...
06:39 pm EDT - Fri, December 23, 2011
Engadget NEC outs pair of displays that tell you their carbon footprint, how economically awesome they are
So, what's so special about NEC's new 24-inch MultiSync LED backlit displays? Well, these nifty NECs have two ECO modes to help keep power consumption to a minimum, plus a feature that lets users to t...
06:00 pm EDT - Fri, December 23, 2011
Engadget Motorola Droid Xyboard 10.1 hands-on impressions (video)
Don't call it a comeback, it's a Xyboard -- Motorola's rebranded (for the US, anyway) Xoom 2. A 10.1-inch attempt at sidestepping the original Xoom's notoriety. With baked-in LTE of the Verizon variet...
05:44 pm EDT - Fri, December 23, 2011
Engadget Introducing the gdgt databox!
Have you ever been reading a post about, say, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, and caught yourself thinking "What were those dimensions again?" Or, maybe it's something about the iPad 2 and you can't reca...
05:19 pm EDT - Fri, December 23, 2011
Engadget RIM gets kicked while down, sued over BBM trademark
It's been a long December for RIM, and there's reason to believe this year won't be any better than the last. This month, the company was sued for its use of the BBX trademark and was forced to change...
05:19 pm EDT - Fri, December 23, 2011
Engadget RIM gets kicked while down, sued over BBM trademark (update: RIM comments)
It's been a long December for RIM, and there's reason to believe this year won't be any better than the last. This month, the company was sued for its use of the BBX trademark and was forced to change...
04:41 pm EDT - Fri, December 23, 2011
Engadget Engadget Podcast 269 - 12.23.2011
It may be Christmas Eve Eve and the fourth day of Hannukah, but so far, this has felt like just another week in the consumer electronics biz. Another loco crazy, pre-CES, sink-or-swim, walk-a-dozen-mi...
04:01 pm EDT - Fri, December 23, 2011
Engadget Engadget's Holiday Blues-buster 2011: win an iPad 2 16GB WiFi, courtesy of Broadcom!
This is it, folks: the last day of a memorable week. We laughed, we cried, four fantastic gizmos have been given out as holiday momentos. Now it's time for the final round, so get your commenting face...
03:31 pm EDT - Fri, December 23, 2011
Engadget Screenshots of Windows 8 build 8172 emerge, looks a lot like Windows 8
Hope you weren't expecting anything groundbreaking from the latest leaks of Windows 8, because so far as we can tell, build 8172 looks just about like the build we toyed with back at... BUILD. That sa...
03:00 pm EDT - Fri, December 23, 2011
Engadget FCC Fridays: December 23, 2011
We here at Engadget tend to spend a lot of way too much time poring over the latest FCC filings, be it on the net or directly on the ol' Federal Communications Commission's site. Since we couldn't pos...
02:38 pm EDT - Fri, December 23, 2011
Engadget Animoog debuts DIY synth studio for iPhone 4, BYO talent (video)
Hey kids, if you never thought you'd live to see the day that Animoog offered up its wares for your iPhone, then prepare to be dazzled. Previously available only for the iPad, Moog has successfully re...
02:15 pm EDT - Fri, December 23, 2011
Engadget Distro Issue 19: Peter Rojas plays 20 questions and Zach Honig boards Boeing's 787 Dreamliner
If you caught our release of Distro for Android tablets, you know we're in the mood for giving. In keeping with that sentiment, issue 19 ushers in two new weekly (and exclusive) features: "Recommended...
01:52 pm EDT - Fri, December 23, 2011
Engadget Roku brings v3.1 software update to first-gen boxes, Amazon Instant Video channel gets refaced
Early birds may get the worms, but early adopters aren't always as equally rewarded. But, as they say, maybe first-gen Roku owners should simply be elated that their box is still on the update trail. ...
01:26 pm EDT - Fri, December 23, 2011
Engadget Samsung: No room for ICS on Galaxy S, Galaxy Tab, TouchWiz to blame
We already knew that Samsung's Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab wouldn't be packing Ice Cream Sandwich, as both were omitted from the roadmap the company released earlier this week. Now we know why: an officia...
01:02 pm EDT - Fri, December 23, 2011
Engadget Nokia responds to questions over Symbian name swap
Nokia's seems to have finally realized that it can't just kill off a long-standing name like Symbian with a mere three-word mention (in parentheses) on its official blog. It's now posted up a marginal...
12:31 pm EDT - Fri, December 23, 2011
Engadget India: cellphones generate radiation, send a text message instead
Is your cellphone bad for your health? India's government seems to think so, because it's planning a law that will require all phones to display how much electro-magnetic radiation they generate. Radi...
11:56 am EDT - Fri, December 23, 2011
Engadget Mega Man X blasts onto iOS, Reploids still struggling with free will
It's a story as old as, well, 8-bit video gaming itself: man creates robots, 99 percent go rogue, the other 1 percent valiantly fights back and future world order is (temporarily) restored. Sound fami...
11:15 am EDT - Fri, December 23, 2011
Engadget Linaro member boards get accelerated builds of Android Ice Cream Sandwich
Remember Linaro? How could you forget, right? The non-profit engineering organization that formed back at Computex 2010 has been plugging away for over 1.5 years now, and its most recent development i...
10:33 am EDT - Fri, December 23, 2011
Engadget Stream TV launching glasses free Ultra-D 3DTV tech at CES, again
We don't recall seeing Stream TV's Elocity 3T autostereoscopic 3D TV on shelves after our CES demo last year, but to be fair, we don't get out much. Not to worry however, as the company will be back a...
09:17 am EDT - Fri, December 23, 2011
Engadget US Cellular launches the Huawei Ascend II next week, costs you nothing (after rebate)
Coming next week to a US Cellular website near you... we give you the Huawei Ascend II. The carrier's first Huawei device is no stranger on American soil, having spent a good five months on Cricket's ...
08:32 am EDT - Fri, December 23, 2011
Engadget Galaxy Tab 8.9 gets a taste of homemade Ice Cream Sandwich (video)
So we know that Google's latest and greatest OS is headed to the Galaxy Tab 8.9 at some undefined point in 2012. But Samsung's promise of a future update just isn't enough to sate the appetites of a c...
07:28 am EDT - Fri, December 23, 2011
Engadget Rambus, Broadcom sign licensing deal, agree to share toys
It never hurts to stop arguing, hug it out and agree on a patent licensing deal. Today, Rambus -- which has a history of litigating against chip makers it feels are have violated its intellectual prop...
06:03 am EDT - Fri, December 23, 2011
Engadget Motorola MOTOACTV firmware bump gives you marathon-battery life (video)
Fitness people love to make us feel guilty as they jog past the car, sneering as they watch us eat six double downs in one go. It's those people who will be happy that Motorola's Motoactv is getting a...
04:43 am EDT - Fri, December 23, 2011
Engadget Design your own Boeing 787 Dreamliner... but good luck affording one
Ever wanted to cruise the friendly skies on a 787 Dreamliner? Ever wanted to do precisely that on a Dreamliner of your own? Fantasies aren't always easy to achieve, but at least a new interactive port...
03:59 am EDT - Fri, December 23, 2011
Engadget Kia's Ray EV hasn't heard about aerodynamics, sets out to defy naysayers in Korea
That boxy thing up there? That's Kia's Ray EV, and apparently Korea's first mass produced electric vehicle. Looks-wise it's probably not the Hyundai i10 re-badge you were expecting, but that doesn't m...
02:57 am EDT - Fri, December 23, 2011
Engadget Dropbox knows you're an early adopter, gives you a sneak peek of its new Android app
Dropbox knows it's not the only cloud storage option for Android, so the company is handing out an early Christmas present to get more green bots on board with its services: early access to its unrele...
02:20 am EDT - Fri, December 23, 2011
Engadget FCC approves AT&T's $1.9b purchase of Qualcomm's 700MHz spectrum
Christmas has come early to the execs at AT&T, who are likely celebrating the FCC's 3-1 approval to purchase Qualcomm's block of the 700MHz spectrum for $1.9 billion. The news comes as a bitterswe...
02:20 am EDT - Fri, December 23, 2011
Engadget FCC approves AT&T's $1.9b purchase of Qualcomm's 700MHz spectrum (update)
Christmas has come early to the execs at AT&T, who are likely celebrating the FCC's 3-1 approval to purchase Qualcomm's block of the 700MHz spectrum for $1.9 billion. The news comes as a bitterswe...
01:54 am EDT - Fri, December 23, 2011
Engadget Louis CK makes $1 million in 12 days, proves that DRM-free content is valued
Hear that, MPAA / RIAA? That's the sound of Louis CK's audience chuckling. Not at one of his jokes, mind you, but at the notion of strapping DRM onto everything you possibly can in order to "make peop...
01:11 am EDT - Fri, December 23, 2011
Engadget OnLive now fully supports the Xperia Play, virtual thumbsticks and external controllers need not apply
Earlier this month, the good folks at OnLive released apps for both iOS and Android, granting mobile access to its cloud gaming service. However, its implementation was incomplete -- there was no supp...
12:39 am EDT - Fri, December 23, 2011
Engadget Portable Jaguar modder gives Ben Heck a run for his compact gaming money (video)
We bet you thought Ben Heck's Atari Jaguar mod would be the first and only portable hack of the ill-fated "64-bit" game system you'd ever see. Well, you were wrong. User Evil Nod, over at the Made by ...
12:02 am EDT - Fri, December 23, 2011
Engadget Wahoo Fitness' iPhone 4S-compatible Blue HR heart rate monitor ships in January for $80
Remember that Wahoo Fitness Bluetooth 4.0 heart rate monitor we showed you last month? Here she is again. The company's proper unveiling of the device will come at CES 2012, linking up exclusively (at...
11:37 pm EDT - Thu, December 22, 2011
Engadget Razer Blade gaming laptop delayed until mid-to-late January due to SSD upgrade
Eagerly waiting to get your hands on that nearly $3,000 Razer Blade gaming laptop? Then we're afraid we've got a bit of bad news. Razer confirmed this week on its Facebook page that the initial batch ...
11:32 pm EDT - Thu, December 22, 2011
Engadget Republic Wireless changes stance: unlimited will be truly unlimited, 'no thresholds' or asterisks
Credit where it's due: Republic Wireless has just made an about-face on the only major downfall we saw in its new wireless proposition. While most of the big boys have had an asterisk by "unlimited" f...
11:02 pm EDT - Thu, December 22, 2011
Engadget Steve Jobs awarded posthumous Grammy for 'significant contributions to music'
It's pretty difficult to argue that both Apple's iPod and -- to an even greater extent -- its contentious iTunes software haven't had a massive impact on the music industry. The Recording Academy has ...
10:40 pm EDT - Thu, December 22, 2011
Engadget GTA III goes on sale for the holidays, brings violence and cheer to Galaxy Nexus owners
A classic title like Grand Theft Auto III isn't exactly at hard sell at $5 on your smartphone or tablet -- at $3 you're almost a fool not to snatch it up. Perhaps more importantly though, Rockstar has...
10:18 pm EDT - Thu, December 22, 2011
Engadget FCC approves first white space device and database for Wilmington, NC
The FCC has approved the first device to use the much buzzed about "white spaces" between television broadcast frequencies to transmit data. The recipient of the honor is a receiver from Koos Technica...
09:58 pm EDT - Thu, December 22, 2011
Engadget Amazon stops blocking rival e-reading apps on Kindle Fire
People just keep digging up interesting little tidbits in the latest Fire firware update. It may have killed the ability to root but, it did grant access to the Android Market website (even if you sti...
09:30 pm EDT - Thu, December 22, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live tonight at 5PM!
Vacation? Ha! Vacation is for suckers. Tim and Brian are back, podcasting from their respective undisclosed locations, bringing you all kinds of holiday cheer in the form of the latest tech news with ...
09:10 pm EDT - Thu, December 22, 2011
Engadget Cowon Plenue Z2 PMP scurries into the FCC's database, hides its face from the authorities
See that? That's the backside of a new portable media player from a company know best for its legendary sound quality. Unfortunately, there's no extra information to be gleaned from Cowon's Plenue Z2 ...
08:47 pm EDT - Thu, December 22, 2011
Engadget Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center founder Jacob Goldman passes away at age 90
Jacob Goldman, the man who helped found the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) as Xerox's chief scientist in 1970, has passed away at age 90. PARC holds a special place in gadget lore, as it was respons...
08:39 pm EDT - Thu, December 22, 2011
Engadget Microsoft acknowledges Xbox Live 'Error 801540B7,' promises to resolve it ASAP
The recent Xbox Live Dashboard update was heralded as a boon amongst users, but unfortunately for some of you, the new version didn't just come bearing gifts. A number of people are experiencing an is...
08:20 pm EDT - Thu, December 22, 2011
Engadget Verizon FiOS TV's new media server scheduled for late 2012
The fine folks at Verizon's Innovation Labs in Waltham, Massachusetts have posted a couple of videos of their efforts that include their vision of how Verizon plans to deliver TV to all the devices in...
08:06 pm EDT - Thu, December 22, 2011
Engadget PlayStation Vita's North American launch details: 25 games, $10 to $50 apiece
Already pondering that long-awaited trip to Japan in order to snag a PlayStation Vita in advance? Hold your horses, vaquero. Sony has just given anxious US and Canadian gamers reason to look forward t...
08:01 pm EDT - Thu, December 22, 2011
Engadget Shocker! Tablet ad requests up 700 percent during 2011
Good news: all those new tablets you see reported on these pages aren't being stolen by elves; they're entering the human population at large and -- most Christmassy of all -- they're displaying ads. ...
07:45 pm EDT - Thu, December 22, 2011
Engadget Google Books for Chrome gets offline support, one less excuse for not reading the 'classics'
So, you can read all those tomes you've picked up through Google Books offline on your smartphone and tablet, but what about on your laptop? Well, if for some reason you've got the desire to power thr...
07:30 pm EDT - Thu, December 22, 2011
Engadget Switched On: Open source, open issues for webOS
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.HP's decision to contribute webOS to the open source community represents, at the very least, a detour from the company...
06:59 pm EDT - Thu, December 22, 2011
Engadget UMG v. Veoh: victory has never been so pyrrhic
The US appeal court has ruled that "YouTube on steroids" site Veoh can't be sued for copyright infringement under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Judge Raymond Fisher said that rights holders (l...
06:13 pm EDT - Thu, December 22, 2011
Engadget AMD Radeon HD 7970 review roundup: supremely fast, relatively efficient
AMD's next flagship graphics card was only announced a few hours ago, and it won't arrive on the gaming public's plate until January, but already the tech punditry has tasted it, tested it and spat ou...
05:43 pm EDT - Thu, December 22, 2011
Engadget Transistor pioneer Norman Krim dies at 98
A man who helped make our world smaller died last week. As noted in the New York Times obituary linked below, Norman Krim didn't invent the transistor, but he was a driving force behind its use, havin...
05:00 pm EDT - Thu, December 22, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Interview: Fusion Garage's Chandra Rathakrishnan... post-fallout
If we learned anything from our last encounter with Chandra Rathakrishnan, it's that the Fusion Garage CEO is nothing if not candid when discussing his company's past failings. Of course, such admissi...
04:39 pm EDT - Thu, December 22, 2011
Engadget Aussie bank debuts Kaching app, accompanying iCarte case for mobile payments on iPhone 4
This certainly isn't the first time we've seen an attempt to bring NFC to the iPhone, but the Commonwealth Bank of Australia certainly deserves kudos for integrating the iCarte case with its mobile pa...
04:10 pm EDT - Thu, December 22, 2011
Engadget German court's preliminary ruling says Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1N isn't aping the iPad
Round a few corners, a bit of nip-tuck and a tossed-on N. Oh, and probably just being sick and tired of the whole ordeal. We're assuming that's the recipe for getting the Cupertino-sourced gorilla off...
04:01 pm EDT - Thu, December 22, 2011
Engadget Engadget's Holiday Blues-buster 2011: win a Verizon Galaxy Nexus, courtesy of Appitalism!
Get drooling, gadget fans, because Day Four of our weeklong Holiday Blues-buster giveaway is upon us -- and if none of the other items get your heart pumping this week, this one will. At stake here is...
03:19 pm EDT - Thu, December 22, 2011
Engadget EFF takes the fight to Carrier IQ, requests reinforcements
If we didn't love the EFF already, we'd be proposing marriage now that it's managed to reverse-engineer Carrier IQ's pernicious monitoring software. CIQ exists in phones in three parts, the app itself...
02:41 pm EDT - Thu, December 22, 2011
Engadget LHC discovers 'particle', starts repaying back that five billion
The Large Hadron Collider at CERN was built to discover new life forms and new civilizations particles to complete the Standard Model of physics, of which the Higgs-Boson is only a part. The $5 billio...
02:00 pm EDT - Thu, December 22, 2011
Engadget Rhapsody soars past a million paying customers, president Jon Irwin shaves his head in celebration
Whatever Spotify can do, Rhapsody can do better? Not quite, but it's getting there. While the former cruised past 2.5 million paying customers last month, Rhapsody has just announced that it has "gone...
01:17 pm EDT - Thu, December 22, 2011
Engadget Nokia ready to start shipping Lumias to Launchpad developers
Things were a lot less clear back in early 2011 when Nokia announced it would abandon its burning platform for Windows Phone 7. Amidst that uncertainty, Espoo pledged to give select developers an E7 a...
12:41 pm EDT - Thu, December 22, 2011
Engadget Adobe releases EchoSign app for iOS, enables legally binding contracts to be signed with a 'click'
We're not going to twist your arm, but if you're sitting on some beachfront property that you're willing to deed over to your favorite Engadget writers, the folks at Adobe are making the process all t...
11:55 am EDT - Thu, December 22, 2011
Engadget Samsung launches two dual-sim Galaxy Y phones for carrier cheaters
Samsung is rolling out a pair of dual-SIM blowers for everyone who wants to keep their working and private lives separate, or take advantage of constantly changing carrier deals. The Galaxy Y Duos pac...
11:01 am EDT - Thu, December 22, 2011
Engadget NTT DoCoMo, KDDI and Softbank found consortium to support global NFC standards in Japan
Mobile payments are nothing new to the people of Japan, who've used NTT DoCoMo's Osaifu-Keitai as the de facto standard for years. Based on Sony's FeliCa smart card, the system is incompatible with th...
10:04 am EDT - Thu, December 22, 2011
Engadget Transformer Optimus Prime wants his name back, right now preferably
In a cunning bid to remind the adult world of its long-lost childhood, in which even the most vacuous fictional characters could somehow seem magical, Hasbro has suddenly decided to sue Asus over its ...
09:47 am EDT - Thu, December 22, 2011
Engadget LG gets ready for CES with a new gang of IPS monitors
It looks like LG couldn't wait until next month's CES to share its very latest selection of monitors. They're all IPS screens, and include the D43 3D monitor, which offers a conversion mode from 2D im...
08:55 am EDT - Thu, December 22, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson LT28at with 4.55-inch HD display, 13MP camera and LTE gets Bluetooth certification
Reading entries to the Bluetooth SIG for device certification can be a frustrating activity. They're generally void of any telling detail aside from the device's model number, and they rarely give any...
08:05 am EDT - Thu, December 22, 2011
Engadget AMD updates Fusion A-Series chips, offers overclockers two new options
Just in time for the holidays AMD is fleshing out its lineup of Fusion A-Series APUs. The chips, which only got official in June, already saw their laptop-loving Llanos get a minor spec bump. Now thei...
07:21 am EDT - Thu, December 22, 2011
Engadget BBC moves towards HTML5 for websites, tells Flash it'll still be friends
Even the British occasionally have to change with the times. Following a study stating that 80 percent of all web video is now compatible with HTML5, the BBC has formally adopted the standard for vide...
06:17 am EDT - Thu, December 22, 2011
Engadget Sony details Xperia's Ice Cream Sandwich progress, remains on track for late March kick-off
Yes, Sony Ericsson has already gone about communicating its intention to deliver Android 4.0 to its Xperia smartphone collection, but the company is now sharing further details about the pending arriv...
05:01 am EDT - Thu, December 22, 2011
Engadget AMD announces next-gen Radeon HD 7970 for $549, says it 'soundly beats' rivals
A fresh contender for your blow-out 2012 Olympic gaming rig: AMD's first 28nm GPU, the Radeon HD 7970. It's scheduled to arrive on January 9th, priced at $549 -- nearly $200 more than its direct ances...
04:49 am EDT - Thu, December 22, 2011
Engadget Dell delivers official Gingerbread ROM to the discontinued Streak 5
Although we wouldn't go as far as saying the Streak 5 is coming out of its grave, we can tell you that Dell is making an effort to help it regain consciousness -- which is great news for those of you ...
03:11 am EDT - Thu, December 22, 2011
Engadget OnStar ready to flaunt LTE Skype-enabled system on GM rides
Last year at CES, OnStar wasn't too shy about teasing its partnership with Verizon that would assist in bringing applications like YouTube, Wikipedia and Skype to your vehicle. At that point, though, ...
02:32 am EDT - Thu, December 22, 2011
Engadget Firefox 9 for Android makes tablet support official (video)
It's been a busy week over at Mozilla. Between releasing a new version of its desktop browser and then re-upping its search agreement with Google, we almost didn't notice a new version of Firefox for ...
02:10 am EDT - Thu, December 22, 2011
Engadget iMAME emulation app hits the App Store, humanity cheers in unison
No interest in snapping up an iCade? No sweat. Jim VanDeventer has just pushed today's app-to-end-all-apps into Apple's App Store, and while it's only been live for a few hours, iMAME is already on a ...
02:00 am EDT - Thu, December 22, 2011
Engadget ultrasn0w bumped to version 1.2.5, now unlocking even more iOS 5.0.1 devices
Given that you're out on Christmas break and all, isn't it about time you finally tried out that whole "unlocking" thing you've been hearing about? A new build of ultrasn0w just hit the Cydia app stor...
01:56 am EDT - Thu, December 22, 2011
Engadget Researchers develop self-healing electronics, adamantium sadly not included
In today's feature-laden electronics devices, the failure of one little electronic component can scuttle the entire package. To make matters worse, if the damage happens to strike something like a mul...
01:24 am EDT - Thu, December 22, 2011
Engadget Are You Watching This?! sports tracker for Android adds remote control for DirecTV, TiVo, Google TV
The Are You Watching This?! app has a long history of making sure sports fans don't miss the big games with its bookmarklets and apps that popped up notifications or emailed reminders. Now a new upgra...
12:49 am EDT - Thu, December 22, 2011
Engadget Samsung's in a gifting mood, is giving away up to 16 free games for select Galaxy devices
Well, it seems as if the holiday freebies won't stop coming. Chances are, if you own a smartphone you're an app collectionista (sorry, guys), and if you've got a certain Samsung Galaxy device in parti...
12:11 am EDT - Thu, December 22, 2011
Engadget Verizon sidesteps Galaxy Nexus antennagate, claims signal indicator is to blame
This is just hilarious. Remember when Verizon Wireless stated rather unequivocally that its Galaxy Nexus suffered from a "signal strength issue" and that a fix was coming? Worry not, dear readers, bec...
11:22 pm EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget Ben Heck delivers holiday cheer to gamer with modded macro controller
Benjamin J. Heckendorn is no stranger to game pads designed for people with disabilities, but the macro controller he just whipped up for Patrick Crowley (pictured above) might be his most impressive ...
10:55 pm EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget Kindle Fire stops blocking Android Market site, hijacking your browser
Some of you may have noticed, when perusing the interwebs on your Kindle Fire, that a certain Google-branded Market refused to load in the slate's Silk browser. In fact, it automatically redirected yo...
10:31 pm EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget Google Voice for iOS joins the mass texting party
Well, it's about a month and a half behind its Android counterpart (and what feels like decades behind the web interface), but the iOS Google Voice app finally (finally!) has support for multi-recipie...
10:16 pm EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget CES 2012 to feature 94 startup companies in 'Eureka Park TechZone'
CES hasn't exactly been known as the place where small startup companies catch their big break, but the CEA seems intent on changing that notion this time around. The organization announced today that...
09:47 pm EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget Spotify hits some BlackBerry smartphones, Angry Birds finally reaches the PlayBook
It may not exactly be the good news RIM fans have been hoping for, but those committed to the company's products do now at least have two more big-name apps at their disposal. First up is Spotify, whi...
09:00 pm EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget Samsung Captivate Glide review
The QWERTY slider hasn't exactly gone the way of the dinosaur, but it's definitely approaching giant panda status. That is to say, it's become rare for a major device manufacturer to output anything o...
08:54 pm EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget Nokia Lumia 800 infiltrates Washington, succumbs to FCC teardown
It's a rite of passage for any stateside-bound communications device, and now Nokia's darling Windows Phone handset has arrived at FCC HQ to lay disrobed alongside the agency's imposing L-square ruler...
08:37 pm EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile, Motorola respond to Senator Franken's Carrier IQ questions
The deadline has passed for T-Mobile and Motorola to respond to Senator Al Franken's Carrier IQ questionnaire, and both companies' reports are in. We'll first tackle T-Mobile's letter: the carrier sta...
08:27 pm EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget Where's the spectrum? This map will show you
We'll admit, trying to decipher wireless spectrum can be a frustrating and exhausting process. Who owns what, and where? Fortunately, Anthony Fiti of Spectrum Omega has put together a Rosetta Stone Go...
08:00 pm EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget IRL: Spotify, Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300 and Oakley's AP backpack 3.0
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.In this, our ...
07:42 pm EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget Tesla confirms Model S pricing and options: $49,900 and up after tax credits
Tesla Motors has talked a fair bit about pricing for its Model S sedan over the past couple of years, but it's now finally set things in stone. US pricing for the base model will start at $49,900, alt...
07:17 pm EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget Verizon confirms LTE data services fully restored, 3G never affected
Several hours after service issues were first reported this morning, Verizon Wireless has confirmed that 4G LTE service has been restored throughout the country, and that 3G CDMA services were never a...
07:09 pm EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget Cricket LTE goes live in Tucson, introduces the Huawei Boltz
Leap Wireless, the Cricket folks, told us we can expect to see LTE service go live in Tucson before the end of the year -- and by golly, they were bound and determined to do it. Sure 'nuff, the prepai...
06:35 pm EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget Sony PlayStation Vita review (Japanese edition)
It's hard to believe that Sony's venerable first portable has just reached its seventh birthday. The PSP launched in 2004: a year when the Motorola RAZR V3 claimed top phone prizes and tablets were ca...
06:34 pm EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget Sony divisions to elope in Vegas, celebrate the marriage of Television and Internet at CES 2012
Well, we can't decide if this is one of the cheesiest or most clever event invites in CE history. Sony's PR arm just sent us an e-vite to the marriage of Sony Electronics Home Division and Sony Entert...
06:13 pm EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget Samsung releases CES 2012 teaser, hints at upcoming Smart TV products (video)
It's certainly not much, but with just a few words at the end of a YouTube clip, Samsung hopes to grab your interest. The Korean electronics giant has just released a "through the years" style clip th...
05:56 pm EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget Microsoft's CES 2012 keynote won't deliver 'significant news,' more of 'a wrap-up'
After learning of Microsoft's plans to stop holding CES keynotes following the 2012 edition, the immediate attention turned to this: would it use its last opportunity on the main stage to make a lasti...
05:42 pm EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget Gresso's Grand Premiere: an Avantgarde phone with a behind-the-times OS and a $50,000 price tag
Whenever Gresso's not crafting expensive new threads for iDevices, the company makes its own featurephones from the finest materials mother nature has to offer. The new Grand Premiere is the latest fr...
05:15 pm EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget Microsoft's final CES keynote will be in 2012, bad timing to blame
Woo, boy. The CEA's none too happy about this, we're sure. Microsoft has just announced that its final CES keynote will happen in 2012. After that?"We'll continue to participate in CES as a great plac...
04:53 pm EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget Engadget's Holiday Blues-buster 2011: win a Samsung Galaxy S II, courtesy of Broadcom!
We continue into Day 3 of our week-long Holiday Blues-buster giveaway, in which we're handing out a top-of-the-line gadget to a lucky reader every single day! Today Broadcom is hoping to "connect ever...
04:25 pm EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget Engadget Distro now available on Android Market and iOS Newsstand!
Since we first launched Engadget Distro on the iPad, we've received endless requests (seriously, we're still counting them) for three things: an Android version, iOS Newsstand integration and a fount ...
04:16 pm EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget Sony denies Vita plagued by screen issues, claims apology was lost in translation
Sony is a little hot under the collar after a recent wave of stories regarding some bugs that allegedly beguiled the first wave of PS Vita owners. As you may recall, reports were pouring in that many ...
04:03 pm EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget Dell Streak Pro D43 launched in China, where Yi shall find some Baidu love
Just as rumored and teased earlier this week, yesterday Dell unveiled the world's first Baidu Yi-powered smartphone dubbed Streak Pro D43. We won't bore you with the hardware details again (the D43's ...
03:48 pm EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget Amazon updates Kindle iOS app with new magazine options for iPad, built-in PDF reader
Amazon's already pushed out a software update for the Kindle Fire this week, and now its released a fairly major update to the Kindle app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Among the highlights this ti...
03:37 pm EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget Sharp AQUOS IS14SH presses hold on the death of the phone keypad
KDDI's latest team-up with Sharp appears to be haunted by the ghosts of mobile past, present and future. The AQUOS IS14SH sends us spinning back to the 90's with a slide-out numerical keypad that hope...
03:13 pm EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget Gracenote launches ACR TV recognition, HABU mood-based music curation
It's that pop song again -- you know, the one that forces you to flip the radio to anything else. But still, you're dying to know what it's called, if only to avoid hearing it ever again. Boom Boom? H...
02:47 pm EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget Tired of your face? Use Face Swap to try your friend's on for size
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to find your face on somebody else's body, or vice versa? Microsoft Research has finally addressed that oh-so-critical need with a Windows Phone app called...
02:18 pm EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget Justice Department antitrust division probing Verizon cable spectrum deals
Looks like AT&T isn't the only major carrier having issues with the guv'ment lately. Remember that 20MHz AWS spectrum that Verizon got from Cox Communications for a cool $315 million this month? H...
01:49 pm EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget Say goodbye to Symbian, say hello to Nokia Belle
Symbian is already on its last legs as a mobile OS, now Nokia is giving it a bit of a kick while its down by ditching the name it grew up with and rebranding the latest version simply Nokia Belle. Tha...
01:22 pm EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget iPhone app downloads stuttering in the US, but still gold compared to Android
At some point, we'll all have to stop binging on discounted apps and start being reflective -- and that's when Distimo's 2011 'App Year in Review' report can serve as a nice digestive. Alongside some ...
01:01 pm EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget People more likely to lie when texting, according to UBC research
It's so much easier to be deceitful when you don't have to actually look into somebody's eyes, right? That's what a study conducted by the University of British Columbia figured out. Here's how it was...
12:44 pm EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget Nuance gobbles up Vlingo, yearns to transcribe its own announcement
Apparently, if you can't (legally) beat them, you buy them. Such is the thinking over at Nuance, who has decided to acquire its competitor and former courtroom dance partner, Vlingo. Should make for s...
12:02 pm EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget Kayak iOS apps get unified, see redesigned user interface and autofill assistant
What better time for the folks at Kayak to update its iOS app than during one of the busiest traveling seasons of the year? (Perhaps before this time of year, but maybe we're just bitter about the "de...
11:17 am EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget Pre 3 owners greeted by webOS 2.2.4 update, eradicates some bugs
Yes, friends, webOS is still alive and kickin' -- and no matter how uncertain the future may be for the open-source mobile platform, it's still cranking out fresh maintenance releases. This time, the ...
11:17 am EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget Pre 3 owners greeted by webOS 2.2.4 update, eradicates some bugs (update: Pre 2s as well)
Yes, friends, webOS is still alive and kickin' -- and no matter how uncertain the future may be for the open-source mobile platform, it's still cranking out fresh maintenance releases. This time, the ...
10:39 am EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget WD TV Live, Live Hub get an official iOS remote app, Vudu streaming and more
Western Digital is making sure its hardware can keep pace in the media streamer arms race, matching recent additions by Microsoft and Roku by issuing updates of its own. New services added to the WD T...
10:00 am EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget PSA: Verizon users reporting data outages across the US
If you're having trouble getting a data connection on your Verizon-branded handset this morning, you're not alone. We've been receiving a bevy of tips from disgruntled Verizon customers, due to an app...
10:00 am EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget PSA: Verizon users reporting data outages across the US (update: back up)
If you're having trouble getting a data connection on your Verizon-branded handset this morning, you're not alone. We've been receiving a bevy of tips from disgruntled Verizon customers, due to an app...
09:12 am EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget Control4 MyHome app takes up residence on Android while [email protected] is out of town
Home automation provider Control4 has finally seen fit to open up its systems to Android users, releasing a version of its MyHome software for phones and tablets. Already available on iOS and PCs, it ...
08:24 am EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget Procter & Gamble partners with Mobeam to deliver coupons to your phone
Ah, remember those good 'ol days when we actually used those things called scissors and clipped our coupons when we wanted to save 50 cents from a bottle of Tide? Those activities have already been te...
07:38 am EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget Sprint sues Time Warner, Comcast, Cable One and Cox for infringing twelve digital phone patents
Sprint's lawyers have been hanging out with nothing to do for a few days, so it's time for them to get back to work. The Now Network is now focusing its sights on Time Warner, Comcast, Cable One and C...
06:28 am EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget LightSquared not looking so good sans FCC approval, files petition to confirm its spectrum rights
It's been an up and down year for LightSquared, as the company lined up plenty of customers for its wholesale LTE network, but GPS interference issues have put the would-be wireless provider's plans o...
05:12 am EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget MyRobots.com: for all of your robot's social needs
You have your Facebook, Twitter, and some even MySpace. But what about your beloved cyborgs? They've got social needs too, you know. According to NewScientist, there's a new site on the block that'll ...
04:37 am EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget Google's Andy Rubin defines 'Android activation,' trumpets 700,000 per day clip
Looking for growth? You've found it. If you'll recall, Google's own Senior Vice President of Mobile Andy Rubin confirmed that over 500,000 Android devices were being activated back in June, and during...
04:24 am EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget Logitech Harmony Link app gets customization-focused iPhone, Android update
Logitech's updated the iPhone and Android versions of its Harmony Link App. Now your smartphone-as-TV-remote can be customized to your whim, confusing any visitors who thought they'd watch some Jersey...
03:50 am EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget Apple reportedly swapping recalled iPod nanos for six-gen counterparts; you have yours?
It's been a few weeks since Apple's issued a worldwide recall on a number of its first-gen iPod nanos at risk for becoming uncomfortably hot under the collar. Evidently, many folks who've sent their d...
03:50 am EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget Apple reportedly swapping recalled iPod nanos for 6G counterparts; you have yours?
It's been a few weeks since Apple's issued a worldwide recall on a number of its first-gen iPod nanos at risk for becoming uncomfortably hot under the collar. Evidently, many folks who've sent their d...
03:38 am EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 279 - 12.20.2011
The future of TV has become a theme as of late, and this week Ben's editorial puts the topic front and center. We'll paw through what's wrong and possible solutions on the horizon including the latest...
03:37 am EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget Olympus' Tokyo offices raided over accounting scandal
Eke. A nearly-century old outfit is currently giving up office space to Japanese prosecutors, who today moved in on Olympus' Tokyo facilities in a raid surrounding an ongoing accounting investigation....
02:48 am EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget Apple awarded a patent for in-call app switching, starts drafting next lawsuit
Wondering how Apple planned to follow up its small victory over HTC in front of the ITC? Well, in addition to opening up a new front in its war on Samsung, the Cupertino crew have added yet another ar...
02:24 am EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget MIT to launch MITx learning platform, offer free teaching materials in 2012
Want a degree from MIT without the expense or notoriously selective application process? Well, you're still out of luck, we're afraid, but the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's new MITx online l...
02:03 am EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget Apple acquired NeXT 15 years ago, Jean-Louis Gasse still dreaming of what could've been
It might be hard to picture now, but back in the mid-nineties, the threat of bankruptcy was very real for a company headquartered in Cupertino. That would all change with the purchase of NeXT on Decem...
01:27 am EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget RIM purportedly shopped by Microsoft and Nokia, talked with Samsung HTC about licensing
Tomorrow's headlines: local florist and rural farmer consider purchase of RIM, or at least the 'In Motion" part. Hot on the heels of a report suggesting that Amazon was at least considering a purchase...
01:06 am EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget Apple buys flash storage maker Anobit for $500 million, aims to establish R&D lab in Israel
The rumor mill has been churning on this one for the last few days, but it's now as official as it's ever apt to get: Apple has decided to splash out the $500 million to buy Israeli flash-chip outfit ...
12:51 am EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget Apple fixes App Store bug on iOS 3.1.3 devices, you can hold off on that upgrade
Well, it looks like Apple hasn't completely left behind older iPhones and iPod touches stuck on iOS 3.1.3 just yet. After a few days of not being able to download or buy apps directly on the device du...
12:39 am EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget Amazon reportedly considered a RIM purchase, 'commercial partnership' still on the table
According to those all-knowing "people with knowledge," Research in Motion could've been cut down to a single CEO company -- that is, if Amazon would've pushed through with its purported takeover wish...
12:38 am EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget Microsoft rolls out more new Xbox 360 apps including UFC and Vudu
The Xbox 360's most recent dashboard update changed everything around again, but its ultimate effect will continue to be felt over the next few weeks and months as more apps trickle out and add more f...
12:02 am EDT - Wed, December 21, 2011
Engadget SOPA hearing delayed until the new year as petition signatures top 25k
Hearings in the US House of Representatives to finish markup on the Stop Online Piracy Act (or SOPA) were slated to resume tomorrow, but it looks like things will remain at a standstill until next yea...
11:34 pm EDT - Tue, December 20, 2011
Engadget Democratic Republic of Congo bans text messaging
After a controversial presidential election that saw Joseph Kabila retain the office amid fierce protests, the Democratic Republic of Congo has shut down the nation's text messaging services in order ...
10:56 pm EDT - Tue, December 20, 2011
Engadget ITC judge issues initial ruling that Motorola infringes Microsoft patent
Well, it's a busy holiday week for the International Trade Commission. The agency just announced an initial ruling that Motorola infringed on four claims of Microsoft patent number 6,370,566, which de...
10:20 pm EDT - Tue, December 20, 2011
Engadget Lenovo ThinkPad X130e delayed until February, early-adopting school districts to blame
We'll be honest: when Lenovo said it would ship the new student-friendly ThinkPad X130e starting on December 20th, we didn't actually program an alert in our calendars, reminding us to place our order...
09:29 pm EDT - Tue, December 20, 2011
Engadget Google sticks Nexus S ICS update back in the freezer
Eager to get your Nexus S all sticky with an Ice Cream Sandwich update? Google's saying not so fast, at least for some Nexus S owners. Google community manager Paul Wilcox responded to queries on the ...
09:11 pm EDT - Tue, December 20, 2011
Engadget Nook Tablet update closes sideloading loophole, lacks holiday spirit
Remember all that extra functionality your Nook Tablet used to have? Well, that's what memories are there for. The recently-released Nook 1.4.1 firmware update apparently prevents the Nook Tablet from...
08:47 pm EDT - Tue, December 20, 2011
Engadget Firefox and Google renew revenue agreement, stick it out for at least three more years
There was a moment there, where things were starting to look a bit shaky for Mozilla. With the Firefox creators facing increasing competition from Google, in the form of Chrome, rumor had it that the ...
08:22 pm EDT - Tue, December 20, 2011
Engadget Myriad Alien Vue brings Google TV apps to existing HDTVs, set-top boxes (video)
Couch potatoes may soon be able to get a more complete Android app experience without leaving the living room, or picking up a tablet or smartphone. Myriad's new Alien Vue is a customizable OEM platfo...
07:58 pm EDT - Tue, December 20, 2011
Engadget Razer punts Tiamat 7.1 surround sound headset release from Christmas to January
Razer just put a piece of coal in gamers' Christmas stockings with news that its hotly-anticipated Tiamat 7.1 surround sound headset has been delayed. Originally expected in Q4, its new release date i...
07:32 pm EDT - Tue, December 20, 2011
Engadget AOC reveals iPhone-compatible e2343Fi monitor, boosts your Dock Connector peripheral count by one
We know you've faced a plethora of docking peripherals that aim to take your iPhone into transformer status. But, if the boombox or wired-phone looks just weren't cutting-edge enough for you, would a ...
07:08 pm EDT - Tue, December 20, 2011
Engadget Google's letting it shine as it nears $1 billion investment in solar energy
Google's feeling charitable this holiday and has pumped $94 million into a Californian solar-energy project. The photovoltaic power plant (which is a posh way of saying "lots of solar panels in the Sa...
06:43 pm EDT - Tue, December 20, 2011
Engadget Disney-branded AppClix camera for iPad turns you into the world's happiest shooter
If you thought using the iPad's camera -- or any other tablet, for that matter -- was an awkward way to do mobile photography... well, you were right. But, this mind-boggling AppClix ($60) is about to...
06:18 pm EDT - Tue, December 20, 2011
Engadget Air Force planning holographic quantum computers to help Sam Beckett leap home
Did you know that light is a better transmitter of quantum computer information than any sort of cabling? Because it isn't altered by electric and magnetic fields, it would be perfect for carrying dat...
05:55 pm EDT - Tue, December 20, 2011
Engadget Apple alleges more Samsung IP infringement in Oz over copycat tablet and phone cases
In case you hadn't heard, relations between Apple and Samsung aren't exactly peachy keen these days. Their global legal conflict has been particularly fierce in the land down under, and it seems Apple...
05:35 pm EDT - Tue, December 20, 2011
Engadget It's not TV, it's HBO Go, and it's finally coming to Cablevision
Being a Cablevision customer was hard. Watching your colleagues with FiOS subscriptions stream Carnivale on their iPads, the guy who pays Dish Network for his programming could get Cinemax on his smar...
05:01 pm EDT - Tue, December 20, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Interview: ARM co-founder John Biggs
You've heard of ARM, right? The little chip design company that started out as twelve engineers in a barn in Cambridge, UK, but is now responsible for 25 billion of the microprocessors on this planet?...
04:41 pm EDT - Tue, December 20, 2011
Engadget PhoneGap v1.3 brings better cross-platform app coding to Windows Phone
Nitobi's PhoneGap project helps app developers to code for multiple mobile OSs simultaneously, thanks to the open standard wonders of HTML5, JavaScript and CSS. It's supported Windows Phone since the ...
04:20 pm EDT - Tue, December 20, 2011
Engadget Super Bowl to be streamed online and to Verizon phones for the first time
It looks like you'll have a few more viewing options than usual at your next Super Bowl party. The NFL announced today that the Super Bowl, plus wild card Saturday and the Pro Bowl, will all be stream...
04:01 pm EDT - Tue, December 20, 2011
Engadget Engadget's Holiday Blues-buster 2011: win an unlocked iPhone 4S, courtesy of Wyse!
Day two of our week-long contest is upon us, and we're just getting started! Today we'll be giving away an unlocked GSM / HSPA+ iPhone 4S thanks to Wyse, the company behind PocketCloud. The usual...
04:00 pm EDT - Tue, December 20, 2011
Engadget Archos launches 70b Honeycomb tablet, expected to ship next month for $199
There's something good waiting in the desert at CES -- and you won't need an interesting vision quest to find it. Archos has announced its 70b Internet Tablet, the company's first Honeycomb-based slat...
03:45 pm EDT - Tue, December 20, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile USA and AT&T's seven-year UMTS roaming agreement gets detailed
Oddly enough, the main upside of the proposed T-Mobile USA / AT&T tie-up is coming to fruition, despite the fact that neither carrier will be merging into the other. We'd heard shortly after the b...
03:13 pm EDT - Tue, December 20, 2011
Engadget Ford USB Music Box adds mass storage playback, smartphone charging to AUX-enabled receivers
Sure, you've probably been leading a compact disc-less life in the living room and on the go for quite a few years now, but there's one place where optical media often remains the only option for on-d...
02:49 pm EDT - Tue, December 20, 2011
Engadget Team Win Recovery Project 2.0 goes gold, tells your volume rocker to kiss off
It took a little longer than we would have hoped, or initially anticipated, but Team Win Recovery Project 2.0 is finally here and ready for mass consumption. Ever since we got our first glimpse of the...
02:24 pm EDT - Tue, December 20, 2011
Engadget Bluetooth SIG, NFC Forum come together, right now, over pairing
Personally, we wish the NFC Forum and Bluetooth SIG behaved like the elder robots of Chapek 9, controlling the world from an underground bunker. Instead, the two industry bodies ensure interoperabilit...
02:00 pm EDT - Tue, December 20, 2011
Engadget Swivl intros companion iPhone app, we make sweet video with it
Sure, when we first encountered the device formerly known as Satarii Star it may have been a pipe dream in dire need of funding (and frankly a better name), but after playing with the company's latest...
01:39 pm EDT - Tue, December 20, 2011
Engadget Finland, Finland, Finland: it's still the country for Nokia
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has heard what a few little birdies have been talking about lately: the future of the phone manufacturer's headquarters. Enough rumors have been floating around the possibility ...
01:18 pm EDT - Tue, December 20, 2011
Engadget LG's Magic Remote enables voice control for its smart TVs
LG was quick to introduce Wii-style motion controls and pointing to its smart TV controllers, but its new Magic Remote also adds voice recognition, allowing you to enter search terms without ever cont...
12:56 pm EDT - Tue, December 20, 2011
Engadget Seagate shores up its hard drive business, finalizes Samsung purchase
It's taken the pair a fair few months to hammer down the details, but it's finally official: Seagate now holds the figurative keys to Samsung's hard drive business. According to the press release, Sea...
12:33 pm EDT - Tue, December 20, 2011
Engadget IBM says mind control next big thing in human-computer interaction; GLaDOS offers cake reward
From the ongoing Google-Apple turf war on voice recognition to Microsoft's gesture tracking with Kinect, humans continue to push the envelope on how to interact with computers and devices. Now IBM say...
11:27 am EDT - Tue, December 20, 2011
Engadget HTC Fireball getting ready to scorch Verizon's 4G lineup?
Hey, we've always said that Verizon LTE is blazing fast, so it seems appropriate to name products in its lineup accordingly. A leaked screenshot of Big Red's internal system, brought to us by Droid Li...
10:46 am EDT - Tue, December 20, 2011
Engadget Netflix snags classic BBC shows in UK deal
Netflix's British charm offensive continues, in preparation for its launch in there early next year. The latest signing is with BBC Worldwide and offers up classic BBC shows like Torchwood, Spooks and...
10:11 am EDT - Tue, December 20, 2011
Engadget PlayStation Vita launches in Japan, shifts 321,400 units in two days
Kaz Hirai probably had a sleepless weekend as he and the team waited for the two-day sales figures for Sony's PlayStation Vita. He can probably relax a little, knowing that 321,400 of the things were ...
09:07 am EDT - Tue, December 20, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S II and Note get late ICS Christmas presents, arriving Q1 2012
Samsung has cemented its plans for the roll-out of Ice Cream Sandwich, and it looks likely to land on most of its top drawer Android devices. This (unsurprisingly) includes the Galaxy S II, its LTE va...
08:17 am EDT - Tue, December 20, 2011
Engadget Nokia publicly acknowledges Lumia 800 battery bug, promises fix in next update
Nokia's flagship Windows Phone may be a gorgeous slab of polycarbonate, but it's proving to meet its match with its own battery performance. It began with concerns about charging and overall battery p...
07:29 am EDT - Tue, December 20, 2011
Engadget Kindle Fire's 6.2.1 update breaks root, disables SuperOneClick utility
Just when you thought it was safe to root your Kindle Fire with a single click, Amazon has clamped down on homebrewing enthusiasts. The company has begun pushing out an update for the $199 tablet that...
06:49 am EDT - Tue, December 20, 2011
Engadget Firefox 9 now available, boasts speedier JavaScript handling, Lion optimizations
Internet feeling a bit sluggish recently? Yeah, we get that -- but before you sail the malware-laden sea of software that promises to "speed up" your computer, you may want to check out Firefox 9. Moz...
06:04 am EDT - Tue, December 20, 2011
Engadget Nexus ninjas return in retro game, give you the skills to perform your own epic unboxing
Tiny box destroying shinobi? Old hat. Fourth wall obliterating martial masters? Passe. The future of ninjitsu based phone unboxings will be found in the past: Google's gone 8-bit. Continuing in its tr...
05:24 am EDT - Tue, December 20, 2011
Engadget iPhones, iPod Touches still on iOS 3.1.3 can't download new apps directly from the App Store
While fragmentation is a rare(r) problem on iOS there's still quite a few users rocking older versions on their devices. Unfortunately for them, ever since a recent update on the 16th they haven't bee...
04:06 am EDT - Tue, December 20, 2011
Engadget Skype turns into Santa, gives you free airport WiFi during the holidays
They don't call this the "giving time of the year" for nothing. A couple of years back we saw Google hook up the traveling masses with gratis WiFi, and today Skype is matching the big G's kindness by ...
03:12 am EDT - Tue, December 20, 2011
Engadget 'Lite version' of Ubuntu takes Nook Tablet for a spin, ROM can't come soon enough (video)
We've heard the promises of bringing Ubuntu past its comfort zone and into the mobile space, but who wants to wait until 2014 when a home remedy can deliver precisely that right now. XDA-Developer mem...
02:23 am EDT - Tue, December 20, 2011
Engadget Google offers updates for Google+ this holiday season, fruitcake en route
If Google's idea of a stocking stuffer is tweaking Google+, its engineers are getting the gift-giving over with a few days early. Today, the company announced that it'll be introducing a few new ...
01:26 am EDT - Tue, December 20, 2011
Engadget Auto-insurance researchers: 'Cell phone bans don't help reduce crashes'
All those fancy in-car docks and voice navigation? Utterly pointless. At least according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, who reckons that it's not the phone that's the issue, but "the f...
12:32 am EDT - Tue, December 20, 2011
Engadget Toshiba debuts Windows 7-based Dynabook WT301D tablet for Japan
Toshiba's tablet attention may be focused primarily on its Android-based tablets these days, but the company's not leaving Windows behind just yet -- at least in Japan. That steely-looking slate pictu...
11:51 pm EDT - Mon, December 19, 2011
Engadget Must See HDTV (December 19th - 25th)
While many programs take a holiday vacay, we've still found a few things to watch including the return of the NBA. Check below for the highlights this week, followed after the break by our weekly list...
11:33 pm EDT - Mon, December 19, 2011
Engadget Corsair's Sandy Bridge E-compatible liquid coolers get plumbed in and tested
You'd be crazy to embark on a Sandy Bridge E upgrade without anticipating all the costs involved. Some might argue you'd be crazy, period, but that's only because they're haters. The fact is, if you c...
10:51 pm EDT - Mon, December 19, 2011
Engadget Nokia reveals CES 2012 press event, Windows Phone the obvious focal point
"The exciting thing is, we've only just begun." That was the closing remark of then-CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo as he wrapped up Nokia's 2010 CES keynote, and while the words ring true today, we're guess...
10:13 pm EDT - Mon, December 19, 2011
Engadget ITC sides with Apple, bans sale and import of some HTC phones
The ITC has issued a ruling in favor of Apple Inc., banning the sale and import or certain HTC phones in the US. The ruling, which was widely expected to finally be handed down today after being delay...
10:13 pm EDT - Mon, December 19, 2011
Engadget ITC sides with Apple, bans sale and import of some HTC phones (updated)
The ITC has issued a ruling in favor of Apple Inc., banning the sale and import or certain HTC phones in the US. The ruling, which was widely expected to finally be handed down today after being delay...
09:42 pm EDT - Mon, December 19, 2011
Engadget AT&T abandons T-Mobile merger plans
AT&T has officially given up on its plans to buy out T-Mobile. In a statement just released, the company said it had agreed with Deutsche Telekom to end pursuit of a merger which has come under in...
09:42 pm EDT - Mon, December 19, 2011
Engadget AT&T abandons T-Mobile merger plans (updated)
AT&T has officially given up on its plans to buy out T-Mobile. In a statement, the company said it had agreed with Deutsche Telekom to cease pursuing a merger, which has come under increasing scru...
09:40 pm EDT - Mon, December 19, 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...
09:27 pm EDT - Mon, December 19, 2011
Engadget VMware View delivers virtual Windows machines on Linux, OS X and Kindle Fire
There are very few places left in this world where you can't access a virtualized Windows PC. VMware has its, well, wares available on almost every platform imaginable. Its View client, for connecting...
09:05 pm EDT - Mon, December 19, 2011
Engadget Pinoky makes it easier to pretend like your stuffed animals are real friends (video)
Seated above, from left to right, are Ms. Snuggleberry, Mr. Cuddlekins, and Professor Puddles. They congregated atop this egg yolk for what they thought would be another customary meeting of Mammalian...
08:46 pm EDT - Mon, December 19, 2011
Engadget VidaBox Media Servers add metadata support for XBMC, Popcorn Hour and others
We wouldn't expect for upper-crust aimed media server setups like the ones offered by VidaBox to play nicely with the common rabble, but apparently that's just what is going on. With the click of a ch...
08:28 pm EDT - Mon, December 19, 2011
Engadget Sony issues appology and software update for first batch of Vitas (video)
The PlayStation Vita has just barely hit the market in Japan, and it's already off to a rocky start with consumers. Only a matter of hours after the first unit was sold, users started complaining of s...
08:28 pm EDT - Mon, December 19, 2011
Engadget Sony issues apology and software update for first batch of Vitas (video)
The PlayStation Vita has just barely hit the market in Japan, and it's already off to a rocky start with consumers. Only a matter of hours after the first unit was sold, users started complaining of s...
08:07 pm EDT - Mon, December 19, 2011
Engadget NASA finds smallest ever black hole by its 'heartbeat' (video)
NASA's found the smallest black hole it's ever seen, thanks to the Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) -- weighing three times less than our own sun, it's near the bottom weight limit for the super-hea...
07:48 pm EDT - Mon, December 19, 2011
Engadget Find My Car Smart app uses Bluetooth 4.0 to help iPhone 4S owners do the obvious
Do you have an iPhone 4S? Do you drive a car? Do you have amnesia? If you answered yes to at least two-and-a-half of these questions, you'll probably be interested in Find My Car Smart -- a Kickstarte...
07:27 pm EDT - Mon, December 19, 2011
Engadget Verizon Galaxy Nexus car dock lacks three-pin connection of its HSPA twin, requires manual micro-USB connection
While Verizon customers are happily lording it over their HSPA-bound counterparts with those LTE speeds, they may be less happy to hear about the lower-grade car dock they've been saddled with. Settin...
07:09 pm EDT - Mon, December 19, 2011
Engadget Ubuntu's Precise Pangolin to pull less power than predecessors
We won't be seeing the finished version of Ubuntu's next release for a few months, but the folks at Canonical are hard at work making Precise Pangolin the very best it can be. Version 12.04 is an LTS ...
06:50 pm EDT - Mon, December 19, 2011
Engadget Bing almost catches up with Yahoo! in latest ComScore US figures
Bing already claimed its title as the world's second favorite search engine, but in the US it has continued to lag in third place behind Yahoo!. The gap is closing rapidly, however, with ComScore's la...
06:45 pm EDT - Mon, December 19, 2011
Engadget Verizon confirms Galaxy Nexus 'signal strength issue,' says a fix is in the works
Well, there's good news and bad. Per usual, we'll kick it off with the latter. The LTEified version of the Galaxy Nexus has signal problems. Or, more specifically, a "signal strength issue." According...
06:31 pm EDT - Mon, December 19, 2011
Engadget Ekso Bionics' exoskeleton used to let paraplegics walk (video)
It's not just nuclear-powered super soldiers who will use exoskeletons -- it can also be used to help those with physical disabilities. The Kessler Foundation grabbed one of Ekso Bionics' Ekso units a...
06:09 pm EDT - Mon, December 19, 2011
Engadget PlayStation Vita gets the teardown treatment, offers a look inside before February release
If you've been poring over the PlayStation Vita's US manual, here's a peek under the hood to fuel your mobile gaming fire. The folks over at PocketNews have popped open Sony's highly anticipated handh...
05:47 pm EDT - Mon, December 19, 2011
Engadget NFL renews TV deals with CBS, Fox, NBC for nine more years, money reportedly involved
Yeah, the NFL's really great and everything, but you know what would make it even greater? More. Money. Fortunately for Roger Goodell & Co., that's exactly what the league is due to receive, thank...
05:00 pm EDT - Mon, December 19, 2011
Engadget Two days in the desert with Apple's lost founder, Ron Wayne
"I have to ask you something," Ron Wayne begins, as we stand to leave his office, signaling the close of our day-long conversation. He takes a slightly dramatic pause, adding, "compared to other peopl...
04:53 pm EDT - Mon, December 19, 2011
Engadget Tech mainstays finally come together on something: littering more HD content with more DRM
Who says the big boys can't be friends? While Samsung, SanDisk, Sony, Toshiba and Panasonic would probably disagree with each other on just about everything, there are still three magical letters that...
04:36 pm EDT - Mon, December 19, 2011
Engadget Eric Schmidt: 'Google tablet coming within six months'
Google's Executive Chairman is good value for a headline-grabbing quote. Sitting down with Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera at the opening of the company's new offices on the former NABISCO baker...
04:00 pm EDT - Mon, December 19, 2011
Engadget Engadget's Holiday Blues-buster 2011: win a Roku 2 courtesy of Broadcom!
It's the holiday season, so how about tossing a few miracles your direction? We have five absolutely top-notch gadgets that we want to hand out to our readers this week, so we're introducing our Holid...
03:41 pm EDT - Mon, December 19, 2011
Engadget Avatar special edition takes another dip on iTunes Tuesday, brings exclusive extras
If you've made the switch to watching movies delivered via the internet instead of disc, one of the things that you'll usually give up is interactive special features, but Fox is turning that trend ar...
03:22 pm EDT - Mon, December 19, 2011
Engadget LightPad connects your smartphone to an 11-inch screen, expands up to a 60-inch projection
Despite Samsung's best efforts, perhaps you haven't found the perfect balance of pocketable size and a capacious? Sure, it sounds pretty counterintuitive, but QP Optoelectronics may have exactly what ...
03:01 pm EDT - Mon, December 19, 2011
Engadget PSA: Western Digital and Seagate commence bonfire of the warranties
Seagate and Western Digital really do have the spirit of the holidays running through their veins, as both companies are slashing the warranty periods on hard drives for the new year. Gone are the day...
02:35 pm EDT - Mon, December 19, 2011
Engadget Dell's Streak Pro 101DL to become Baidu's first Yi phone, shows up in FCC's database
We already knew that Chinese search giant Baidu's been cosying up to Dell to kick-start its very own smartphone ecosystem dubbed Yi (which means "easy" in Chinese), but so far both parties have been m...
02:00 pm EDT - Mon, December 19, 2011
Engadget Orbotix Sphero review
It's been just over a year since we first heard about Orbotix's little smartphone-controlled cue ball named Sphero, and since that time, we've seen a couple of pre-production units strut their stuff. ...
01:40 pm EDT - Mon, December 19, 2011
Engadget Scientists claim equation can predict songs' hit potential; still doesn't help David Hasselhoff
Forget Simon Cowell -- when it comes to having an eye for potential hits, the bright minds over at the University of Bristol in the UK believe they can predict a song's hit potential through good, old...
01:19 pm EDT - Mon, December 19, 2011
Engadget Kyobo eReader with Mirasol display gets video walkthrough, does things E Ink can't
Qualcomm's Mirasol display technology was supposedly inspired by butterfly wings, and its progress over the past year has been appropriately erratic. It was happening, then it wasn't, then it was agai...
12:56 pm EDT - Mon, December 19, 2011
Engadget Huawei Mercury arrives on Cricket in full Glory, available now for $250
What comes after Honor and Glory? Mercury, apparently. That's the American moniker of choice for Huawei's latest smartphone, which has just been launched on Cricket's network. Powered by a 1.4GHz sing...
12:19 pm EDT - Mon, December 19, 2011
Engadget After legal battle, MSG HD channels finally arrive on Verizon FiOS
When the MSG Network was founded in 1969, the New York Knicks were just a few months away from their first NBA championship. The franchise would go on to win a second crown in 1973, after which it emb...
11:41 am EDT - Mon, December 19, 2011
Engadget Sirius XM Lynx strips down for the FCC, flaunts new screws
If you were wondering when you could pick up Sirius XM's latest touchscreen touting receiver, you can scoot just a little closer to the edge of your seat -- the Lynx just made its way through the FCC....
11:01 am EDT - Mon, December 19, 2011
Engadget Scientists create first solar cell with over 100 percent quantum efficiency
Researchers over at the National Renewable Energy Lab have reportedly made the first solar cell with an external quantum efficiency over 100 percent. Quantum efficiency relates to the number of electr...
10:08 am EDT - Mon, December 19, 2011
Engadget Tesla's sends Roadster off with "Final Edition," successor to arrive in 2014
Sure the writing was on the wall, but yes, fans of wildly impractical yet extremely fast EVs, your day of reckoning has come. The atomic red rocket-ship above -- photographed by our friends at AutoBlo...
10:08 am EDT - Mon, December 19, 2011
Engadget Tesla's sends Roadster off with 'Final Edition,' successor to arrive in 2014
Sure the writing was on the wall, but yes, fans of wildly impractical yet extremely fast EVs, your day of reckoning has come. The atomic red rocket-ship above -- photographed by our friends at AutoBlo...
09:02 am EDT - Mon, December 19, 2011
Engadget Google launches revamped doodle website, store, self-celebration ensues
Google is inviting users to take a trip down Memory Lane, with a new web archive on one of its most celebrated traditions -- the Google doodle. Last week, the search giant unveiled a revamped doodle w...
07:53 am EDT - Mon, December 19, 2011
Engadget Explosion at Apple supplier injures 57 workers
The welfare of Chinese workers is back in the spotlight after an explosion at Shanghai-based Riteng Computer Accessory Company left 23 people in hospital with burns and another 34 with more minor inju...
07:06 am EDT - Mon, December 19, 2011
Engadget ASUS Transformer Prime pre-order shipments delayed at Best Buy, Amazon
ASUS' Eee Pad Transformer Prime has already suffered a few setbacks on its march to the US market and unfortunately, it looks as if another obstacle may be on the horizon. According to a handful of ti...
06:09 am EDT - Mon, December 19, 2011
Engadget Arduino hack lights up the tree with every email, spammers get in spirit
The holidays are all about eggnog, ugly sweaters and disconnecting from the internet just long enough to reassure the family you still care. For those of us with web separation anxiety, the folks at M...
04:02 am EDT - Mon, December 19, 2011
Engadget Apple reportedly discussing its 'vision for the future of TV' with media execs
We wouldn't bet the farm on those "Apple is building an HDTV" rumors just yet, but tonight the Wall Street Journal reports the company is still interested invading the living room in a real way, based...
02:56 am EDT - Mon, December 19, 2011
Engadget How would you change Amazon's Kindle (2011)?
Amazon's Kindle is, broadly, the million-selling gold-standard that all other e-readers aspire to. This year's edition was slashed back to basics, with the hardware keyboard, touchscreen, expandable m...
01:30 am EDT - Mon, December 19, 2011
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Flaming turbines, seven eco-chic gifts and a winter wonderland of LED
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.The past week saw several groundbreaking developments in cl...
12:34 am EDT - Mon, December 19, 2011
Engadget Circle Pad Pro cracked open, plenty of room to put your feet up
Earlier this week, Nintendo announced its February 7th US release date for the Circle Pad Pro accessory exclusively through Gamestop. If you've caught yourself wondering about its components, the guys...
10:21 pm EDT - Sun, December 18, 2011
Engadget Verizon Wireless kicks off trade-in program for southern US residents, offers up to $300 credit
If you're drooling over a new phone and happen to live in the southern United States, we thought you might like to know that Verizon is literally paying prospective customers to jump ship. All you hav...
09:55 pm EDT - Sun, December 18, 2011
Engadget British Telecom is the latest to sue Google over Android, other services
Another day, another patent lawsuit against Google. FOSS Patents reports British Telecom filed suit Thursday in Delaware over six of its patents it says Google is infringing upon with Android and othe...
08:16 pm EDT - Sun, December 18, 2011
Engadget Sony demos paper-fueled battery; Paper Mario runs for life
Remember Sony's sugar high from a few years back? Sony has been trying to get electric results from glucose-based batteries for some time. But with the competition showing off cool concepts like Coke-...
06:55 pm EDT - Sun, December 18, 2011
Engadget Facebook app update brings Timeline to the iPhone, iPad version coming soon
Facebook's Timeline feature has only just begun to roll out across the globe, and now an iOS version has sidled up next to its Android counterpart -- making it even easier for us to recheck our social...
06:11 pm EDT - Sun, December 18, 2011
Engadget Galaxy Nexus gets unofficial Google Wallet, leaves rooters feeling flush (video)
While it may have arrived with the Nexus name, Google's latest flagship has appeared without Wallet functionality, despite the inclusion of NFC hardware. Fortunately, it hasn't taken long for a few ea...
06:11 pm EDT - Sun, December 18, 2011
Engadget Galaxy Nexus gets unofficial Google Wallet, leaves rooters feeling flush (update: now root-free)
While it may have arrived with the Nexus name, Google's latest flagship has appeared without Wallet functionality, despite the inclusion of NFC hardware. Fortunately, it hasn't taken long for a few ea...
05:33 pm EDT - Sun, December 18, 2011
Engadget Galaxy Nexus users reporting touchscreen trouble, lower scores in multitouch games (video)
Looks like the honeymoon is ending a little early for some Galaxy Nexus users -- a pair of RootzWiki threads say that the device is struggling to maintain multitouch in some situations. Apparently the...
04:28 pm EDT - Sun, December 18, 2011
Engadget Meet London's new Eco-Routemaster, same as the old Routemaster (video)
The English can't resist a good retro revival: we fell back in love with the new Mini and Doctor Who, so now it's time to do the same with the eco-friendly revamp of the Routemaster bus. Packed with a...
03:00 pm EDT - Sun, December 18, 2011
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of December 12, 2011
Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging to get updated. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so m...
01:25 pm EDT - Sun, December 18, 2011
Engadget Ford's Focus Electric hits the production line, could be yours in January
After waiting eleven months just to profess your intent, what's another two before taking delivery of your Focus Electric? That's right, electric hatchback lovers, your pre-ordered chariots just went ...
10:42 am EDT - Sun, December 18, 2011
Engadget Microsoft leak reveals hotfix for underperforming Bulldozers
AMD's Bulldozer silicon is enormously powerful, but most software isn't configured to schedule threads for the faux-16 core design. Windows can only see the chip as a quad-core CPU and will randomly a...
07:54 am EDT - Sun, December 18, 2011
Engadget Sports Tracker arrives for Windows Phone, motivates runners with statistics
Tired of running and sweating with nothing to show for it but improved stamina and a svelte physique? Well, the stats tracking app that's turned fitness buffs into numbers geeks has now arrived for Wi...
05:23 am EDT - Sun, December 18, 2011
Engadget Sony serves up US Vita manual two months early, theoretical gamers rejoice
Jealous that Japan has first dibs on Sony's next generation portable? Or maybe you imported a PlayStation Vita, and need a little help navigating the Kanji-laden menus? Either way, Sony has a bone to ...
03:00 am EDT - Sun, December 18, 2011
Engadget Ask Engadget: best sub-$150 SSD?
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 Aaron, who was inspired by our ...
01:00 am EDT - Sun, December 18, 2011
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 117 - 12.17.2011
Looks like Ice Cream Sandwich is on everyone's Christmas list as of this week. Everyone except RIM, who will probably be lucky to get a few lumps of used charcoal, some lint, and spare change in their...
11:37 pm EDT - Sat, December 17, 2011
Engadget Fusion Garage's website goes dark -- has it bitten the dust?
Perhaps it's the comeback that wasn't meant to be -- Fusion Garage has apparently silenced its radios for over a week on Twitter, and more than a month on Facebook. Potentially worse, its website is n...
11:37 pm EDT - Sat, December 17, 2011
Engadget Fusion Garage's website goes dark -- has it bitten the dust? (update: it's back?)
Perhaps it's the comeback that wasn't meant to be -- Fusion Garage has apparently silenced its radios for over a week on Twitter, and more than a month on Facebook. Potentially worse, its website is n...
10:17 pm EDT - Sat, December 17, 2011
Engadget Bell Mobility hints at Ice Cream Sandwich release dates for Galaxy S II, Raider and Sensation
We've come across an internal document from Bell Mobility that's bound to raise the hopes of a few good Canadians. Yes folks, we're talking Ice Cream Sandwich. The carrier to the north estimates that ...
08:00 pm EDT - Sat, December 17, 2011
Engadget Senator Al Franken asks about Carrier IQ, the companies answer: the complete breakdown
Two weeks ago, smack-dab in the middle of the CarrierIQ saga, Senator Al Franken pounded his fist on the table and demanded answers. He wanted to know what CarrierIQ is all about and why several US mo...
07:37 pm EDT - Sat, December 17, 2011
Engadget Motorola Xoom tablet gets an Ice Cream Sandwich makeover with 4.0.3
Only a day after Google released Android version 4.0.3, one XDA developer has already installed it on his Motorola Xoom WiFi tablet -- making it the first slate to run the frosty Ice Cream Sandwich up...
06:18 pm EDT - Sat, December 17, 2011
Engadget NASA shows first global image taken from new satellite; Captain Planet approves
From breaking the ice on Jupiter's moon Europa to going Captain Ahab on comets, NASA's been quite busy formulating all sorts of "strategery" for future projects lately. But just because the space agen...
04:26 pm EDT - Sat, December 17, 2011
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of December 12, 2011
This week was packed with news on the mobile front, so it was easy to miss a few stories here and there. Here's some of the other stuff that happened in the wide world of wireless for the week of Dece...
02:33 pm EDT - Sat, December 17, 2011
Engadget Samsung Stratosphere review
Once upon a time, in the not-so-distant past, Verizon was still in phase one of its LTE lineup, which consisted of nothing but 4.3-inch slate phones with questionable battery life and very little to s...
12:39 pm EDT - Sat, December 17, 2011
Engadget Droid RAZR MAXX appears in Verizon Wireless inventory, details remain mysterious
Leave it to Motorola to milk the iconic RAZR branding for all it's worth. A new LTE phone has appeared in Verizon's inventory system, and dubbed the Droid RAZR MAXX, it seems to be at least a spiritua...
09:46 am EDT - Sat, December 17, 2011
Engadget Time Warner Cable shows Android some love with My TWC app and TWC TV for phones
We're still waiting for Time Warner to bring its live TV streaming to Android, but the platform is enjoying some exclusive support today with two new apps. The first is the My TWC account management a...
07:26 am EDT - Sat, December 17, 2011
Engadget iGloLEDset brings the party to the Kindle Fire, helps you lighten the mood (video)
Back when we first saw what iGloLEDset could do on an iPhone, few would've thought an Amazon tablet would exist today. But it does, and let's face it: the Kindle Fire could benefit from a colorful per...
04:53 am EDT - Sat, December 17, 2011
Engadget Nintendo completes 3DS Ambassador program, delivers 10 GBA games to early adopters
If you've still got the 3DS price drop blues, perhaps a fresh (and final) infusion of free games will help. Early adopters that signed into the Nintendo eShop before August 11th will find ten GameBoy ...
04:53 am EDT - Sat, December 17, 2011
Engadget Nintendo completes 3DS Ambassador program, delivers ten GBA games to early adopters
If you've still got the 3DS price drop blues, perhaps a fresh (and final) infusion of free games will help. Early adopters that signed into the Nintendo eShop before August 11th will find ten GameBoy ...
03:42 am EDT - Sat, December 17, 2011
Engadget Transformer Prime heading to UK shelves next month, bundled with dock for complete transformation
ASUS has excelled at building up the global Transformer craze, and although there's been a few hiccups along the way, the quad-core beast is set to start hitting shelves around the world in the weeks ...
02:28 am EDT - Sat, December 17, 2011
Engadget Warpia to show ConnectHD device at CES, let you couch-Skype on your HDTV
Warpia will be showcasing its latest media multitasker, the ConnectHD, at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show. The ConnectHD comes with a wide-angle wireless HD video camera and a multi-directional...
02:07 am EDT - Sat, December 17, 2011
Engadget Time Warner finally cuts a deal for HBO Go streaming, launches 'in the next month'
Ever since it launched early last year, the HBO Go library has quickly become one of the best parts of having the premium channel, however it wasn't part of the package for Time Warner Cable customers...
01:25 am EDT - Sat, December 17, 2011
Engadget GSM Galaxy Nexus 4.0.2 update rolls out, matches its cousin on Verizon
After the Verizon LTE Galaxy Nexus finally appeared and was (almost) immediately updated yesterday, it enjoyed the briefest of possible periods as the highest official Android version available. Now, ...
01:14 am EDT - Sat, December 17, 2011
Engadget CPU Wars and c-Jump: the nerdiest card and board games ever
Board games and card games are kind of dorky to begin with. And there are plenty of titles out there that hold a special place in the heart of the nerd (just ask one about Settlers of Catan). But, the...
12:03 am EDT - Sat, December 17, 2011
Engadget HP releases X4000 and X5000 mice that don't mind which hand you use (video)
Christmas at the House of Meg means there's two new wireless mice coming to fill the stockings of those who don't eat chocolate. Both units are clad in shimmering plastic and (not-so-shimmering) soft ...
10:42 pm EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 rolls through the FCC packing Verizon-friendly LTE
Samsung's Galaxy Tab 7.7 is certainly no stranger to the good people at the FCC, as both WiFi and HSPA+ versions have already run the Commission's gauntlet of radiation tests. The third time's th...
10:12 pm EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget PS Vita gets first public unboxing treatment, leaves nothing to the imagination (video)
Sure, we've shown you a hands-on, but we know your brain's been working hard imagining what it's like to unwrap Sony's next-gen handheld. The PS Vita could easily be considered one of the -- if not th...
09:50 pm EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget Listen to the Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 5PM ET with special guest Ian Hardy!
Mobcast? Yes, yes it is. As usual, we have tons to go over this week in the Mobile Kingdom as it continues its quest for global dominance. And we'll have another special guest to add some fresh perspe...
09:45 pm EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget Listen to the Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 5PM ET with special guest Ian Hardy!
Mobcast? Yes, yes it is. As usual, we have tons to go over this week in the Mobile Kingdom as it continues its quest for global dominance. And we'll have another special guest to add some fresh perspe...
09:29 pm EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget Sprint says it has disabled Carrier IQ on its devices
Sprint may have stood by its use of Carrier IQ on its smartphones when the furor over the software erupted a couple of weeks back -- while insisting all along that it was only used for network diagnos...
09:22 pm EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget Sprint says it has disabled Carrier IQ on its devices
Sprint may have stood by its use of Carrier IQ on its smartphones when the furor over the software erupted a couple of weeks back -- while insisting all along that it was only used for network diagnos...
09:15 pm EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget Engadget Podcast 268 - 12.16.2011
Rebecca Black isn't the only one who's got a lock on Friday. Although The Engadget Podcast may not have reached the zeitgeist zenith she did, we'd like to think we have more staying power. Join us...f...
09:05 pm EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) comes to GSM UMTS Nexus S starting today
You heard right -- Google itself has just affirmed on its own social networking branch that Android 4.0 will begin to hit GSM / UMTS (sorry, Sprint users!) Nexus S devices over the coming month, with ...
08:59 pm EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget OLPC XO 1.75 pops up at the FCC
Last time we saw the OLPC XO 1.75, it had its guts exposed for all to see on the CES show floor. This time around, it's being poked and prodded by Uncle Sam at the Federal Communications Commission. T...
08:30 pm EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget Samsung Series 7 Slate PC review
All quiet on the Windows 7 tablet front? Well, no, but we haven't exactly seen many shots fired lately. Sure, HP recently refreshed the Slate 500 with the Slate 2, but for the most part, products like...
08:00 pm EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget Boeing 787 review: ANA's Dreamliner flies across Japan, we join for the ride
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is not the largest plane in the world. Nor is it the fastest. It doesn't have on-board showers or full-size beds, nor can it lay claim to the greatest range or sleekest enter...
07:47 pm EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget Orange Amps upgrades OPC lineup, gives you the best of both worlds (video)
What better way to combine your geeky and rhythmic sides than with a PC / amp fusion? We first spotted the OPC back in 2010, and although it preserves its glamorous outer shell, internally it's seen q...
07:27 pm EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget Android 4.0.3 announced, bringing 'variety of optimizations and bug fixes' to phones and tablets
Merely a day after Verizon's version of the Galaxy Nexus was gifted with v4.0.2, Google itself is announcing Android 4.0.3, a so-called " incremental release of the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) pl...
07:21 pm EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget David Attenborough to produce Galapagos islands documentary for Sky 3D, be really British
A living British treasure makes a 3D documentary that much better. On Thursday, the Sky television network announced that Sir David Attenborough will be embarking on his fourth 3D project with Sky, a ...
06:55 pm EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget AT&T brings free WiFi to four more NYC parks, will occupy your downtime
AT&T's public WiFi rollout seems to be moving along rather splendidly, now that four additional New York City parks have been bathed in the golden rays of the internet. The carrier confirmed the e...
06:30 pm EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget Editorial: What's wrong with TV, and what it might take to change it
America's favorite pastime, and perhaps that of all first-world countries, has yet to be truly rocked by technology. Sure, there have been a few true advancements like on-demand, streaming and the DVR...
06:16 pm EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget Swype won't initially be available on Ice Cream Sandwich, but it's in the works
Swipers won't be swiping on Ice Cream Sandwich... at least, not for a while. Swype tweeted the above message, indicating that the third-party keyboard company has its work cut out for it. It appears t...
06:01 pm EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget Sony backtracks (again), multiple accounts not supported on PS Vita
First, we we're told multiple user accounts were a no-go, then this was withdrawn. Now, it seems that's now been retracted. According to an email send by a Sony representative to Wired, the PSN accoun...
05:46 pm EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget Cox Communications sells 20MHz wireless spectrum to Verizon for $315 million
Hot on the heels of its acquisition of a glut of AWS licenses from cable giants Comcast, Time Warner and Bright House for a few billion, Verizon's at it again. This time, Big Red's grabbing a swath of...
05:30 pm EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget Engadget Primed: Why your camera's sensor size matters
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...
05:15 pm EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget Verizon Galaxy Nexus spills its guts, gets Ice Cream Sandwich all over the floor
What treasures lurk beneath the surface of the Verizon Galaxy Nexus? Well, erm, broadly the same ones that we saw when the HSPA+ version was torn down back in November. Big Red's version carries ...
05:00 pm EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Show - 028: Boeing's 787, the Tokyo Motor Show and the year in review
It's been a crazy year for the Engadget Show, but don't count us out just yet. We've got one more exciting episode to hit you with before the year's up. This time out, Tim travels to San Francisco, to...
04:15 pm EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget Verizon Galaxy Nexus review
It's the Galaxy Nexus. It has LTE. It's the phone we've been waiting (and waiting) for. Sure, some of our more globe-trotting members of the staff were suitably sated by the HSPA+ version that sh...
04:07 pm EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget USB Biofeedback Game Controller lets you play Mario with your guns (video)
Those gun-show tickets you've been offering out to everyone (that nobody ever takes) can suddenly do a lot more, thanks to Advancer Technologies. It's developed an Arduino-based plug-and-play bio-feed...
03:45 pm EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget Coming soon: pick airline seatmates via social networks
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines plans to launch a service in 2012 that will enable you to pick who you sit next to on an airplane by visiting their Facebook or LinkedIn pages. "Meet & Seat" will be an op...
03:23 pm EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget PocketCloud Explore arrives for Android, enables file searching and viewing across multiple computers
A new product has hit the Android Market and we think you might find it quite nifty. Known as PocketCloud Explore, the app allows users to search for and view files across their PCs and Macs, all with...
03:00 pm EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget FCC Fridays: December 16, 2011
We here at Engadget tend to spend a lot of way too much time poring over the latest FCC filings, be it on the net or directly on the ol' Federal Communications Commission's site. Since we couldn't pos...
02:40 pm EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget Co-founder Ron Wayne's stash of early Apple documents, eyes-on
About a week ago, we traveled to the desert to spend two days with Ron Wayne. The 77-year-old Pahrump, Nevada resident has had a number of careers in his long life, working for Atari, a few slot machi...
02:40 pm EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget Apple co-founder Ron Wayne's stash of early documents (eyes-on)
About a week ago, we traveled to the desert to spend two days with Ron Wayne. The 77-year-old Pahrump, Nevada resident has had a number of careers in his long life, working for Atari, a few slot machi...
02:15 pm EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget Distro Issue 18 explores the life of Ron Wayne, Apple's lost founder
Some have pegged Ron Wayne as unlucky; not only did he lose big by backing out of one of the most successful companies in consumer electronics, but a set of documents he once sold for a reported $500 ...
02:00 pm EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget Echo Nest is the man behind the Spotify Radio curtain
The Music Genome Project is in some serious trouble. The fancy algorithm behind Pandora is facing an increasingly popular competitor in the form of Echo Nest. The company's "music intelligence platfor...
01:32 pm EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget Nintendo 3DS tour guides might make the Mona Lisa less underwhelming
Other than wine, cheese and overwhelming apathy, the Louvre stands alone as France's most prized national treasure. It's enormous, it's teeming with art, and it's really old. Starting in March, though...
01:00 pm EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget Sony's XBA balanced armature in-ear headphone lineup headed to the US, we go ears-on
We just met with Sony at its New York City store on Madison Ave. in Midtown, and boy did it have some excellent news for in-ear headphone lovers. While sitting down in the PlayStation Lounge, we brief...
12:21 pm EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget Qualcomm's Gobi 3000 finds a home in HP laptops, delivers standard agnostic DataPass
Qualcomm's Gobi 3000 is already a big hit around these parts for its dual-mode CDMA and GSM radios, which makes staying connected much easier for serious globe trotters. Its no surprise then that HP c...
11:33 am EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget Gamers spending more time streaming video to their consoles, Nielsen finds
Nielsen, the purveyor of all things statistical and demographic, published a new study this week on game console usage within the US. According to the report, released on Wednesday, gamers this year s...
10:46 am EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget IDC: iPad maintains tablet dominance, HP's TouchPad fire sale burned brightly
While the Android tablets continue to roll in, Apple can still lay claim to the lion's share of the tablet market according to IDC's latest report. Its research suggests that the iPad holds onto 61.5 ...
10:20 am EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget Android team takes developers to school with Android Training program
Dust off your Trapper Keeper and strap on those brand new sneakers, because Android school is now in session. Yesterday, the Android Developers team announced the launch of Android Training -- a set o...
09:57 am EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget Sony Tablet S update lets you play with PS3 controllers, cable adapter required
We've got some good news for gamers that were willing to plunge into the PlayStation-certified world of Sony's tablets. The latest update to the company's divisive Tablet S will let you connect your P...
09:12 am EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget VIA adds Android support to embedded x86 line (video)
VIA is hardly the first hawker of x86-based chips to start bragging about its Android compatibility, but it certainly doesn't want to be left behind as the open source OS starts worming its way into m...
08:02 am EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget CyanogenMod team bails on Samsung Vibrant, cites inability to dial '911' as cause
CyanogenMod developers responsible for the Samsung Vibrant have abandoned support for the phone after efforts to enable 911 emergency access turned fruitless. The team suggests the issue can't be over...
07:28 am EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget Man illuminates electromagnetic waves using coffee cans and LEDs, Christmas-colored science ensues
Electromagnetic radiation is all around us, but we're largely unaware that our bodies are constantly bathed in waves of the stuff because our eyes aren't equipped to see it. Dr. Gregory Chavat decided...
06:18 am EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget iTunes Match rolls out to international community, makes music lovers flinch
Thought you'd have to wait until 2012 to snag an international iTunes Match account? Think again. It seems Apple ended its negotiations with British record companies earlier than expected, as the outf...
05:25 am EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget Senator Al Franken gets answers regarding CarrierIQ, still not satisfied
It's been two weeks since the CarrierIQ story caught the eye of Senator Al Franken, who swiftly put his fist down and began demanding answers from the companies that admitted to allowing the tracking ...
04:50 am EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget Pantech P9070 brings a dose of AT&T LTE love to the FCC
Pantech's making all sorts of progress in the US LTE market, first with the budget-friendly Breakout on Verizon and then the mysterious P4100 tablet that went through the FCC this week carrying AT&...
04:24 am EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget Windows Phone 7.5 SMS bug breaks messaging hub, hard reset is the only remedy
An SMS message on your Windows 7.5 handset could knock messaging out cold, a one shot kill you can't prepare for. Apparently, WP devices that receive a text containing a certain string of characters w...
03:32 am EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note for AT&T to ditch Exynos, sport 4G LTE?
Is a 4G LTE-capable Galaxy Note headed stateside? According to PocketNow, that could very well be the case. Rumour has it Sammy's bringing a branded variant of the 5.3-incher, purportedly the SGH-I717...
03:17 am EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget Pastmapper looks to take Google Maps back in time
There's not exactly a ton to see there just yet, but a new website called Pastmapper has some pretty ambitious plans, and it's off to a fairly decent start. With a little help from the Google Maps API...
02:58 am EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget Microsoft adds open standard support to Messenger, third-party clients now welcome
Windows Live Messenger may not be as popular as it used to be, but it's still accessed by 300 million users, and Microsoft is now hoping to grow that by making it a little more open. The service now s...
02:24 am EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget Archos 35 home connect now shipping for $149, still looks pretty unsightly
Sony's Dash let you down? Can't fall for Chumby? Archos has yet another option in the blossoming world of sophisticated alarm clocks, as the previously announced 35 home connect is now shipping to the...
01:56 am EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget Sir Isaac Newton's notes get a digital makeover, coming to a browser near you
It isn't a rarity for the folks at the University of Cambridge to introduce us to some of their digital findings, and on this occasion they are delivering 4,000 of Newton's manuscripts right to your v...
01:35 am EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget Intel not planning to run around and desert USB as Ivy Bridge gets 3.0 certification
A few months back, there was some concern that Intel's Ivy Bridge chipset wouldn't come with USB 3.0 certification -- planning to push its proprietary Thunderbolt standard instead. The company acted q...
01:08 am EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget Telestream announces Instant Replay system for NASCAR officials, gets the checkered HD flag
You may not love NASCAR or understand the sheer thrill of watching cars drive in circles for several hundred laps, but you've got to respect the technology. Today, Telesteam announced its Instant Repl...
12:42 am EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget Researchers turn a DSLR into hyperspectral camera using PVC and duct tape, MacGyver green with envy
Hyperspectral imaging is a method that captures a far greater amount of the electromagnetic spectrum than a regular photograph. This makes it ideal for a variety of uses, from night vision to identify...
12:12 am EDT - Fri, December 16, 2011
Engadget Corsair ships Vengeance gaming mice and keyboards, procrastinating shoppers rejoice
Remember that Vengeance line of gaming products that Corsair outed a few months back? We'll forgive you if not, and we'll also take this opportunity to refresh your memory while affirming that the com...
11:52 pm EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget Microsoft takes the wraps off of So.cl, a search-based social network for students
A few months back we got a quick sneak peek at Microsoft's social experiment which was, at the time, called Tulalip. Now it's finally gone official and scored an even harder to pronounce name So.cl. T...
11:40 pm EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget RIM: BlackBerry 10 smartphones won't arrive until end of 2012
Some unfortunate news was revealed for those BlackBerry addicts who've waited patiently for a QNX-based smartphone from RIM. The company's co-CEO, Mike Lazaridis, reports that, due to a critical chips...
11:37 pm EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget Adobe Flash Player, Netflix streaming apps updated for Ice Cream Sandwich
Now that Ice Cream Sandwich is rolling out officially in the US on Verizon, it appears at least a few developers have seen the need to roll out Android 4.0-friendly versions of their software. Just as...
11:22 pm EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget Tango adds voicemail-esque Video Messaging, gives you new way to ignore friends
Picture this: you roll out of bed, in all your ungroomed glory, and an important video call rings in on your smartphone -- what do you do? Miss the call, or subject the caller to your lopsided bedhead...
10:30 pm EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget Motorola Xyboard 8.2 review
The march of the Honeycomb tablets goes on, playing a tune that's starting to get a bit muted thanks to the promise of fresher beats coming from Ice Cream Sandwich. Still, there are plenty of ways for...
09:49 pm EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget Huawei hurls Gigabit broadband across 100 meters of old copper
There's little point in having a super-speedy optic backbone if broadband gets yellow-flagged on the final straight between junction box and home. But Huawei claims it's developed prototype DSL techno...
09:47 pm EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget RIM reports Q3 2011 earnings: $5.2b revenue, $265m net income and 14.1 million handsets shipped
News out of Waterloo isn't all bad today, as Research in Motion has revealed its financial results for the third quarter of 2011. While the company previously had to scale back its earlier earnings pr...
09:30 pm EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live tonight at 5PM!
We're back! Well, Brian is, at least. Tim's MIA this time out, but it's okay, because Darren and Dana will be on-hand to help recap the week's biggest tech news. We're live at 5PM tonight. So come, jo...
09:05 pm EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget Microsoft Kinect used to map asteroids, glaciers, other scary things
Ken Mankoff is a PhD student at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he studies ice and ocean interactions. He also counts himself among a growing legion of environmental scientists who hav...
08:48 pm EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget Sprint, NBA strike multi-year partnership, celebrate with a new Android app
NBA Commissioner David Stern is all smiles these days. Why? Because the most pointless labor dispute in human history has finally drawn to a close, and Chris Paul isn't a Laker. He must also be elated...
08:34 pm EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget Insert Coin: Kapsule Lightstand puts your Kindle Keyboard in the spotlight
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject lin...
08:19 pm EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget Dell cuts Mini netbooks for non-business customers, ruins Christmas for laptop lovers
If you needed a good, valid reason to Hulk Out today, this might be it. Dell, which recently retired its Streak 5 and Streak 7 tablets, is apparently axing its Mini line of netbooks as well. According...
08:01 pm EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget Google employee creates the ultimate LAN party house, lives la vita local
You don't see many software engineers over on Cribs, but if you did, then Google employee Kenton Varda would probably be first in line. Some people buy fancy cars and hot tubs, Kenton created the ulti...
07:55 pm EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget Roku's official iPhone remote app is available, has gesture control and channel selection for all
Directly on the heels of an update for its newest media streamers, Roku has released its official iPhone remote app. Apparently "inspired by user feedback", it allows users to launch or rate channels,...
07:54 pm EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget Roku's official iPhone remote app is available, has gesture control and channel selection for all
Directly on the heels of an update for its newest media streamers, Roku has released its official iPhone remote app. Apparently "inspired by user feedback", it allows users to launch or rate channels,...
07:51 pm EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget The Android Market sale reaches its final day, we bid fond farewell to more dimes
Here's looking at you, kid. We've reached the tenth and final day of the Android Market Ten Billion App sale, and we're a bit saddened to see it go -- but we just have to remember all the good times w...
07:39 pm EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget Verizon Galaxy Nexus factory images released, modders can start modding
Eager to start tinkering with your brand new Verizon Galaxy Nexus but worried you'll be stuck with a brick if something goes wrong? Then you can now rest a bit easier, as Google Software Engineer Jean...
07:39 pm EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget Verizon Galaxy Nexus factory images released, modders can start modding (updated)
Eager to start tinkering with your brand new Verizon Galaxy Nexus but worried you'll be stuck with a brick if something goes wrong? Then you can now rest a bit easier, as Google Software Engineer Jean...
07:24 pm EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget SlingPlayer for Google TV is out of beta, still a web app
We don't know what the folks at Sling have in store for CES 2012 but they are finally checking items off of last years list, including announcing the launch of SlingPlayer for Google TV. Officially du...
07:17 pm EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget Galaxy Nexus for Verizon LTE unboxing and speed test (video)
After weeks of waiting, rumoured launches and even a few accidental sales, the elusive Verizon Wireless Galaxy Nexus is finally here. We dropped by a New York City retail store to try out Google's fir...
07:13 pm EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget HP TouchPad returns in TigerDirect bundle, if only for a moment
"We've got TouchPads!" That's the slogan, but even TigerDirect admits that it's expecting its latest batch of TouchPad slates to evaporate in a matter of minutes. Strangely enough, we've seen the zomb...
07:04 pm EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget Apple update twofer: Apple TV hits 4.4.4 (9A406a), minor iOS 5.0.1 bump comes to iPhone 4S
Here's a question: why, as a major consumer electronics company, would you introduce just one software update in a day, when you could just as easily introduce two? Exactly. Apple has just pushed out ...
06:59 pm EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget Google Zeitgeist goes live, reminds the world of Rebecca Black's existence
How will people remember 2011? As the year of Rebecca Black, if the results of Google's Zeitgeist list are to be believed. The momentarily famous "Friday" singer topped Google's annual year-end list o...
06:30 pm EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget Google Translate app update adds handwriting recognition, breaks barriers
The Google Translate app for Android received a pretty significant update yesterday, bringing handwriting recognition to its bullpen of functionalities. The app, which added voice recognition back in ...
06:11 pm EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget Ice Cream Sandwich alpha released for Xperia trio, is Sony Ericsson's '143' to the dev community (video)
Sony Ericsson has a clear stance on the Android dev community: one love. In what is, apparently, a first for the company, an alpha ROM of its in-development Ice Cream Sandwich port is available for in...
05:40 pm EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget Meizu MX review
A quick tag search for "Meizu" on Engadget takes us all the way back to April 2006, where we saw the launch of the Chinese company's M6 Mini Player with MP4 playback. But in fact, if you go as far bac...
05:35 pm EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget Kindle devices selling at a rate of one million a week ahead of holidays
Amazon tends not to be all that specific when it comes to Kindle sales figures, so it's always nice to see a number from the retail giant, even if it's as broad as the one it released today. According...
05:16 pm EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget PSA: Verizon's Galaxy Nexus getting Android 4.0.2 update today
Big Red confirmed as much in yesterday's under-the-radar announcement, but we're now receiving reports that some users are being prompted to update their LTE-enabled Galaxy Nexus to Android 4.0.2. It'...
05:15 pm EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget SOPA hearings underway, tech policy wonks can stream it live
Like any good tech geek you're probably at least interested in, if not a little concerned by SOPA -- the Stop Online Piracy Act. Well, today is its day in front of the House Judiciary committee. While...
05:00 pm EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget Microsoft debuts Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 5000, aims to make business trips a bit more comfortable
Looking to snag a Bluetooth-enabled keyboard to accompany that brand spanking new slate? If so, Microsoft has announced the Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 5000 ergonomist-approved peripheral that can be us...
04:55 pm EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget Poll: Are you getting a Verizon Galaxy Nexus?
A Nexus phone on Verizon? We've heard that one before and it didn't end too well. Yet somehow, after all these years, Google's pure Android juggernaut has finally managed to broach the Big Red velvet ...
04:49 pm EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget Google outs two new Galaxy Nexus commercials, touts Face Unlock and Hangouts (video)
Go figure -- it's Galaxy Nexus day. Again. And as such, Google has just pushed out two new commercials in its "Calling all..." series. The new spots tout the new smartphone's Face Unlock feature as we...
04:40 pm EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget Optical computing could benefit from new 'whispering gallery' fiber
It's a spooky feature of Grand Central Station that if you whisper something against the wall, your voice can resonate around the perimeter of the building and sneak up on you from behind. The same 'w...
04:19 pm EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget White Droid RAZR available now on Verizon for $299 on contract
Black is always the new black -- some things never change. But if you're in need of a handset to match-up with the oncoming winter tableau, a little Droid'll do ya. Verizon's white-framed, branding ma...
03:57 pm EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget Cricket adds Galaxy Tab 10.1 to the fold, leaps into stores this Friday
Cricket's device portfolio received an infusion of Honeycomb-drenched vitality this week, with the addition of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1. Priced at $500, this WiFi-enabled, 16GB slate will hit the car...
03:34 pm EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget Palo Alto Library to loan out Google Chromebooks alongside real books
Google has teamed up with the Palo Alto Library to offer its Chromebooks on loan, as part of a pilot program slated to kick off in January. As Wired explains, the Silicon Valley library has long offer...
03:09 pm EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget TouchWizzed Ice Cream Sandwich leaks for Samsung Galaxy S II (video)
Like to dabble in the dark arts of smartphone ROM flashing? Got a Samsung Galaxy S II? Well, get ready to weigh up the pros and cons, because here's another tempting slice of Ice Cream Sandwich. A lea...
02:45 pm EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget Internet Explorer to start automatic upgrading across Windows 7, Vista and XP
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery right? Well, in an attempt to keep its tenuous grip on the browsing crown, it's borrowing some tricks from its plucky upstart competitors. Microsoft's annou...
02:23 pm EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget Intel merges four mobile units into one, argument over parking spaces forthcoming
Intel is combining its netbook and tablets, ultra-mobility, mobile communications and mobile wireless divisions into a "Mobile and Communications" super-unit. It's aiming to catch up with the portable...
01:56 pm EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget Google streamlines Map Maker, wants you to start crafting your own (video)
Despite Google's best efforts to continually roll out new features and updates, it can't add everything. This is where last April's Map Maker comes in and it's been given a design refresh in line with...
01:26 pm EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget Microsoft Lync arrives on Windows Phone and Android, other mobile OSs still waiting in the queue
Microsoft can't release apps quick enough. Bolstering the cross-platform likes of SkyDrive, OneNote and Kinectimals, its Lync app is the latest addition to the app roster. The corporate communication ...
12:53 pm EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget Facebook rolls out Timeline feature worldwide, it's time to untag some old photos
Get ready for a This Is Your Life-style recap available online, as Facebook's Timeline feature is now out of beta and available to all users worldwide. Originally announced during the f8 conference ba...
12:35 pm EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget Intel and LG deal brings WiDi streaming to HDTVs without the dongle
Intel's Wireless Display tech has promised to pull together properly equipped laptops and nearby HDTV screens since its debut last year, but until now always required an extra add-on for the TV side o...
12:04 pm EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget Google+ update will add new Hangout features, give first dibs to famous people
The Big G has detailed a few changes that are en route in forthcoming updates to both the Google+ desktop interface, the Android app and -- with an undisclosed lag -- the iOS app. You and your in...
11:13 am EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget Cheap electronic skin edges us closer to cyberpunk future
Researchers working for the Department of Energy's Berkeley Lab have figured out how to create relatively inexpensive "electronic skin" comprising carbon nanotubes enriched with semiconductors. Their ...
10:12 am EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget Samsung takes aim at Apple with Australian Galaxy Tab ad, credits Cupertino for its popularity
Now that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 has been cleared for sale in Australia, Samsung is taking the opportunity to publicly celebrate its courtroom victory, at Apple's expense. Exhibit A: a local newspaper ad ...
09:26 am EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget Grand Theft Auto III now available on Android and iOS, ready to turn back the clock for $5
We don't know where you were ten years ago, but if you game at all it's safe to say that since then you've spent some time with the Grand Theft Auto series. As it announced last week, Rockstar is cele...
09:26 am EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget Grand Theft Auto III now available on Android and iOS, ready to turn back the clock for $5 (video)
We don't know where you were ten years ago, but if you game at all it's safe to say that since then you've spent some time with the Grand Theft Auto series. As it announced last week, Rockstar is cele...
08:21 am EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget Lumus teases 720p video glasses, takes transparency to a new level (video)
A new pair of glasses from Lumus won't help you capture any precious moments, but it will help you get your discreet HBO fix. Unlike most video headgear, these marvels will let you peer past their len...
07:19 am EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget Intel enters licenseing deal with Inside Secure for NFC tech
Intel's NFC aspirations are hardly a secret. The company showed off a Medfield-powered tablet at IDF sporting the tech and it's partnered with MasterCard -- promising to bring PayPass checkouts to Ult...
07:19 am EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget Intel enters licensing deal with Inside Secure for NFC tech
Intel's NFC aspirations are hardly a secret. The company showed off a Medfield-powered tablet at IDF sporting the tech and it's partnered with MasterCard -- promising to bring PayPass checkouts to Ult...
06:18 am EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget Meizu's Hong Kong store opens today, teases mainland Chinese fans with lower MX price
As per Meizu's usual elusive ways, this morning the company quietly opened its Hong Kong flagship store -- the first-ever official Meizu shop outside mainland China. And like its mainland counterparts...
04:59 am EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget Tokyoflash Kisai On Air floats the idea of multicolored touchscreen watch faces
The allure of more forward-looking wrist candy from Tokyoflash, who could resist a peak? Those not interested in looking like a steampunk gentleman may prefer these more conventional watches, which pa...
03:19 am EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget NVIDIA open sources CUDA compiler, shares the LLVM love with everyone
A few years back, Intel prognosticated that NVIDIA's CUDA technology was destined to be a "footnote" in computing history. Since that time, Jen-Hsun Huang's low level virtual machine (LLVM) has more t...
03:19 am EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget NVIDIA open sources CUDA compiler, shares its LLVM-based love with everyone
A few years back, Intel prognosticated that NVIDIA's CUDA technology was destined to be a "footnote" in computing history. Since that time, Jen-Hsun Huang's low level virtual machine (LLVM) based comp...
02:26 am EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget Beat Box table turns RFID tagging into beautiful music
RFID -- it's not just for creepy tracking anymore. Don't believe us? Check out this sweet table that turns RFID-tagged discs into music when dropped into one of four bowls. The discs are made from vin...
01:00 am EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget Nokia Lumia 710 for T-Mobile hands-on (video)
Deja vu? Absolutely. Nokia's chosen to make its first, big Windows Phone splash stateside with the humble Lumia 710 on T-Mobile. Eager Espoo fanboys and girls were likely hoping the company would've o...
12:45 am EDT - Thu, December 15, 2011
Engadget Toshiba's radiation spotting camera means the end of 'nuclear hotspot hide and seek'
Toshiba's developed a camera that will take the guesswork out of finding radiation hotspots. Since the deadly particles / waves gather together in clumps, cleanup crews have to hunt around blind using...
11:53 pm EDT - Wed, December 14, 2011
Engadget Nintendo's Game Boy Advance thank you package rolls out to 3DS early adopters this Friday
Following August's dramatic price drop for the 3DS, Nintendo has announced that, come Friday, members of its Ambassador Program will finally be able to download the ten Game Boy Advance games they wer...
11:01 pm EDT - Wed, December 14, 2011
Engadget Google donates $850,000 to restore home of the codebreakers
Google has donated £550,000 ($850,000) towards the £15 million project to renovate Bletchley Park. The donation from Mountain View is part of a $100 million charitable program that's previ...
10:25 pm EDT - Wed, December 14, 2011
Engadget Verizon to begin selling Galaxy Nexus tomorrow for $300
Get the conga line going, folks, because Verizon's finally come out of its non-committal shell and announced that its version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, as expected, can be purchased in stores and o...
10:20 pm EDT - Wed, December 14, 2011
Engadget It's art, baby: cover your walls in discarded QWERTY keys
Have you ever looked at your bedroom wall and felt that it was a few thousand keys short of the perfect decoration? This is the thought process of artist Sarah Frost, who has taken plethoras of keys f...
09:47 pm EDT - Wed, December 14, 2011
Engadget Verizon upgrades IP network in major cities, blames your bandwidth guzzling
Big Red's finding its pipes cluttered with all of the young people's streaming video, audio and cloud services. That's why it's busting out the credit card to order a fresh new 100G IPv6 network for A...
09:00 pm EDT - Wed, December 14, 2011
Engadget Channel Master TV review
If you prefer your DVR with no strings attached, your choices are pretty limited these days. You can of course roll your own, but admittedly, that isn't for everyone. Channel Master does plan to chang...
08:44 pm EDT - Wed, December 14, 2011
Engadget Verizon posts Galaxy Nexus simulator, doesn't cap your virtual data
Want to be an Ice Cream Sandwich champ before you even have a Galaxy Nexus in hand? Big Red's just opened the e-freezer, launching its Samsung Galaxy Nexus support simulator, complete with programed h...
08:25 pm EDT - Wed, December 14, 2011
Engadget Moving Brands reveals proposed HP brand redesign, HP remains noncommittal
HP has gone through some big changes in the past year, and it turns out it's also been considering a rather drastic change to its identity -- one that may or may not yet be adopted. That's been reveal...
08:13 pm EDT - Wed, December 14, 2011
Engadget CarrierIQ execs meet with FTC and FCC officials to address privacy concerns
CarrierIQ is having a difficult time making friends. Nearly two weeks after Massachusetts congressman Edward Markey asked the FTC to open an investigation on the data collection company, it appears hi...
08:13 pm EDT - Wed, December 14, 2011
Engadget CarrierIQ execs meet with FTC and FCC officials to address privacy concerns (update)
CarrierIQ is having a difficult time making friends. Nearly two weeks after Massachusetts congressman Edward Markey asked the FTC to open an investigation on the data collection company, it appears hi...
07:52 pm EDT - Wed, December 14, 2011
Engadget LG Prada 3.0: hands-on (video)
This is the latest fruit to be borne from LG and Prada's renewed creative partnership. It's Prada 3.0 and it's also an attempt to marry fashion pedigree with, if not leading technological specificatio...
07:52 pm EDT - Wed, December 14, 2011
Engadget Prada phone by LG 3.0 hands-on (video)
This is the latest fruit to be borne from LG and Prada's renewed creative partnership. It's Prada Phone by LG 3.0 and it's also an attempt to marry fashion pedigree with, if not leading technological ...
07:31 pm EDT - Wed, December 14, 2011
Engadget FCC tells advertisers to CALM down, lowers the volume on commercial breaks
Pretty soon, you won't have to scramble to lower the volume during noisy commercial breaks -- that's if you even watch live TV. After making its way through Capitol Hill, the Commercial Advertisement ...
07:00 pm EDT - Wed, December 14, 2011
Engadget IRL: Kirby Sentria, Sony bloggie-MHS-FS1 and the OLPC XO laptop
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.Let's just cu...
06:47 pm EDT - Wed, December 14, 2011
Engadget Zenonia, Swiftkey X headline day 9 of the Android Market sale
There's two days to go before the Android Market returns to normal, as we enter into day 9 of its sale to celebrate the download of the ten billionth app. Only one, Swiftkey X, has come back for a sec...
06:37 pm EDT - Wed, December 14, 2011
Engadget Netflix updates iOS app with new iPad-optimized interface
We've already seen Netflix's more tablet-optimized interface in the latest version of its Android app and now, as promised, the company has brought much the same UI to its iOS app. In addition to givi...
06:00 pm EDT - Wed, December 14, 2011
Engadget JBL OnBeat Xtreme review
We've been following the onslaught of AirPlay / Bluetooth speaker systems in recent months, carefully combing through the prospects to find the true contenders. We were recently impressed by Klipsch's...
05:39 pm EDT - Wed, December 14, 2011
Engadget Last.fm Discover delivers greener pastures of music discovery
Last.fm is going all HTML5 with Discover, a new music discovery service that lets you find artists through tag search and create playlists by dragging and dropping songs from the comfort of your brows...
05:21 pm EDT - Wed, December 14, 2011
Engadget Flex Lighting's LED film will brighten your e-reader, mood (video)
The slogan pretty much says it all: Flex Lighting has developed a new front light LED film that could drastically change the way you interact with your e-reader. According to the Chicago-based company...
05:00 pm EDT - Wed, December 14, 2011
Engadget TeleNav launches browser-based turn-by-turn GPS navigation using HTML 5
TeleNav's been bringing the turn-by-turn goods to both Android and iOS for quite a while now, and has added plenty of nifty features to its GPS platform along the way -- from personalized routes to of...
04:52 pm EDT - Wed, December 14, 2011
Engadget Nokia Lumia 710 official on T-Mobile: HSPA+ 14.4, 3.7-inch ClearBlack display, available January 11th for $49 on contract
Go ahead and take that holiday and even some time to celebrate because Espoo's ushering in the new year with the stateside bow of its Lumia 710. This lower-hanging Mango phone, which we first met at ...
04:41 pm EDT - Wed, December 14, 2011
Engadget NASA building a harpoon to fire at comets, suddenly renders plot of 'Armageddon' plausible (video)
Whatever Michael Bay uses to propel that "high-concept" imagination of his, he's obviously passed some of it to the boys at NASA's Goddard Space Flight center. A team there is developing a hollow-bodi...
04:19 pm EDT - Wed, December 14, 2011
Engadget Lenovo IdeaPad U300s ready for online preorder, price puts on some winter weight
Lenovo's been keeping itself busy in the battle of the ultrabooks, and now its 13-inch IdeaPad U300s is up for preorder. Unfortunately, since our review, the price tag looks to have been burdened by a...
04:19 pm EDT - Wed, December 14, 2011
Engadget Lenovo IdeaPad U300s ready for online pre-order, price puts on some winter weight
Lenovo's been keeping itself busy in the battle of the Ultrabooks, and now its 13-inch IdeaPad U300s is up for pre-order. Unfortunately, since our review, the price tag looks to have been burdened by ...
04:00 pm EDT - Wed, December 14, 2011
Engadget Pogoplug Series 4 expands your cloud storage, makes it easier to hibernate
Pogoplug has already moved to the cloud. Now, it's coming back down to Earth. Today, the company unveiled its latest "cloud expansion device," known as the Pogoplug Series 4, pictured above. As the fo...
03:40 pm EDT - Wed, December 14, 2011
Engadget Alcatel-Lucent plants two flags in Latin American soil: LTE and 100Gbs cable
Not content with newly arrived iTunes and Netflix, Latin America's growing population of web aficionados are seeing some major investment in high-speed internet services too. Alcatel-Lucent says it's ...
03:19 pm EDT - Wed, December 14, 2011
Engadget Microsoft Tag adds support for QR codes and NFC, seeks barcode dominance
Last year, Microsoft Tag shed its beta skin and stepped out into the wild world of multi-colored barcodes. Now, Redmond has decided to revamp and expand its system, with additional support for both QR...
02:57 pm EDT - Wed, December 14, 2011
Engadget Federal judge dismisses class-action suit against Sony, 'Other OS' feature remains dormant
Last year, a group of disgruntled gamers filed a class-action lawsuit against Sony over its decision to remove the "Install Other OS" feature from its PS3 firmware. Last week, though, their case was d...
02:33 pm EDT - Wed, December 14, 2011
Engadget Google pulls Android Market malware that exploits SMS hole
Google's reportedly pulled 22 malicious apps after two security firms tipped them off that the malware was tricking users into sending SMS messages to premium-rate phone lines. Android.RuFraud poses a...
02:08 pm EDT - Wed, December 14, 2011
Engadget Google buys Alfred-maker Clever Sense, brings us closer to personal Batphones
Google has nabbed yet another software company. This time out, Mountain View has gotten its mitts on Clever Sense, the makers of Alfred, a location-based restaurant / bar / club recommendation app for...
01:41 pm EDT - Wed, December 14, 2011
Engadget Android leads US market share, iOS may have stopped growing, RIM is still falling
NPD just published its latest plotting of the great American smartphone OS rivalry, and although the report covers annual rather than quarterly trends, it's perhaps more interesting to hold it up agai...
01:28 pm EDT - Wed, December 14, 2011
Engadget LG Optimus LTE launches in Japan, wears kimono red
It looks like Japanese networks haven't yet satisfied their lust for high-end 4G phones. LG's Optimus LTE is primed to launch on NTT Docomo's Xi network tomorrow, going toe-to-toe with Samsung's Galax...
01:02 pm EDT - Wed, December 14, 2011
Engadget Reports: American Airlines wins FAA approval for in-cockpit iPads, will launch Friday
If you fly as an American Airlines premium passenger, you'll get to play with a Galaxy Tab. If you actually fly the plane, though, you'll have to make do with an iPad. According to ZDNet, the carrier ...
12:28 pm EDT - Wed, December 14, 2011
Engadget Love Hulten shows off R-Kaid-6 game console, resurrects Octorok from 'Zelda'
In a perfect world, you could have a cool, original retro gaming peripheral and impress the sort-of-snooty steampunk nerds at the same time. That day has arrived to do just that, as Love Hultén...
11:24 am EDT - Wed, December 14, 2011
Engadget Griffin and Third Man Records team up for add vinyl to your iPhone case
In the market for a new case for that iPhone 4S? A fan of all things Jack White? If so, Griffin and Third Man records have teamed up to put a vinyl spin on your next Apple-friendly smartphone case. Th...
11:24 am EDT - Wed, December 14, 2011
Engadget Griffin and Third Man Records team up to add vinyl to your iPhone case
In the market for a new case for that iPhone 4S? A fan of all things Jack White? If so, Griffin and Third Man records have teamed up to put a vinyl spin on your next Apple-friendly smartphone case. Th...
10:52 am EDT - Wed, December 14, 2011
Engadget Google donates $850,000 to restore home of the codebreakers
Google has donated £550,000 ($850,000) towards the £15 million project to renovate Bletchley Park. The donation from Mountain View is part of a $100 million charitable program that's previ...
10:47 am EDT - Wed, December 14, 2011
Engadget LG Prada 3.0 peeks out from the curtain ahead of its catwalk launch
While our shirt is still being pressed ahead of the launch event in London later today, yet more details have leaked on the LG Prada 3.0. Some decidedly realistic press shots have surfaced ahead of th...
10:47 am EDT - Wed, December 14, 2011
Engadget LG Prada 3.0 peeks out from the curtain ahead of its catwalk launch (update: it's official)
While our shirt is still being pressed ahead of the launch event in London later today, yet more details have leaked on the LG Prada 3.0. Some decidedly realistic press shots have surfaced ahead of th...
10:12 am EDT - Wed, December 14, 2011
Engadget Swisscom slip-up hints at Nokia Lumia 900 coming end of February
Is the Lumia 900 a real device or an Arctic mirage? We've seen clues that Espoo might be working on a bigger Windows Phone to complement the Lumia 800 and 710, to the point where the strange Twitter c...
08:56 am EDT - Wed, December 14, 2011
Engadget Yo-Yo wireless mouse concept charges with the flick of a wrist, saves your back
We've seen plenty of round mice, including Apple's infamous puck, and many devices that derive power from a yo-yo-like pull string mechanism. So we're not quite sure why we've never seen those two con...
08:08 am EDT - Wed, December 14, 2011
Engadget Square snags one million merchants, liberates the cashless
For those of us addicted to plastic, "I love you" hardly holds the same clout as those three magical words: "we accept credit." Taking the dream one step closer to plastic payment monogamy is the mobi...
06:41 am EDT - Wed, December 14, 2011
Engadget Click KeyPad Watch is the timewasting retro-timepiece you've been waiting for
We do like a good indecipherable timepiece 'round these parts and Click's KeyPad certainly fits the bill. Resembling an old-school mechanical numerical keypad, each button packs an LED -- press any nu...
05:52 am EDT - Wed, December 14, 2011
Engadget Google gives the gift of gab, extends free domestic calling in Gmail
Just in time to thank Grandma for that polyester blend sweater, comes more free domestic calling in Gmail for the US and Canada. In the spirit of holiday giving, Mountain View has decided to extend it...
05:01 am EDT - Wed, December 14, 2011
Engadget Next-generation GPS satellite inches closer to space, countdown begins to 2014
Kvetching about your PND's inability to get a proper lock could soon become a thing of the past, thanks in large part to a fresh breed of GPS satellites designed by the whiz-kids at Lockheed Martin. T...
04:11 am EDT - Wed, December 14, 2011
Engadget Sony's Music Unlimited cloud service comes to limited non-cloud Walkmans
Sony's connected Music Unlimited offering is already available online, on gaming devices, on Android phones and tablets, so nice to see it's finally available on its, you know, Walkman music players. ...
03:26 am EDT - Wed, December 14, 2011
Engadget Spectral Layers takes a cue from Photoshop, offers visual audio editing
Seemingly cooked up in the Law and Order squad room comes Spectral Layers, a Photoshop-inspired audio editing software from Divide Frame. The visual tool allows users to isolate, enhance and chop soun...
02:39 am EDT - Wed, December 14, 2011
Engadget Rara.com: a new music service for the techno techno technophobe (video)
Music lovin' grampas here and in Europe will be doing The Charleston when they hear about Rara.com, a cloud-based music service with them in mind, which launched today. Powered by Omnifone, the same w...
01:52 am EDT - Wed, December 14, 2011
Engadget Nintendo to release Circle Pad Pro to US through Gamestop: February 7th for $20
That extra analog stick and three shoulder buttons -- they make all the difference and net you additional street cred in the process. Following up on its Japanese release of the Circle Pad Pro over th...
01:11 am EDT - Wed, December 14, 2011
Engadget Caltech sets 186Gpbs Internet speed record, makes our 5Mbps look even more inadequate (video)
Did you know that the Large Hadron Collider at CERN has already produced 100 petabytes of data that needed to be sent out to labs across the world for analysis? Pushing that amount of information acro...
01:11 am EDT - Wed, December 14, 2011
Engadget Caltech sets 186Gbps Internet speed record, makes our 5Mbps look even more inadequate (video)
Did you know that the Large Hadron Collider at CERN has already produced 100 petabytes of data that needed to be sent out to labs across the world for analysis? Pushing that amount of information acro...
12:37 am EDT - Wed, December 14, 2011
Engadget Roku 2, LT update adds support for both MKVs and an upcoming official iOS remote app
Logitech's Revue isn't the only connected TV platform getting some holiday season update action, as Roku just announced a major update coming to all of its Roku 2 players (and the LT) with a slew of n...
12:04 am EDT - Wed, December 14, 2011
Engadget Chrome stable channel hits version 16, adds multi-user sync support (video)
Subscribers to the beta and dev channels of Google's browser have been enjoying the fruits of the company's syncing labor for sometime now. But, with the stable release of Chrome 16, the Mountain View...
11:36 pm EDT - Tue, December 13, 2011
Engadget Verizon Galaxy Nexus extended battery makes blurrycam debut, shows off its hump
LTE's dirty secret is also an open one -- it's a juice hog. So, if you're planning on snatching up a Big Red-branded Samsung Galaxy Nexus, you'll probably want to leapfrog that stock 1,850mAh battery ...
11:06 pm EDT - Tue, December 13, 2011
Engadget Apple's founding documents pull in $1.6 million at auction
Over two weeks ago, the internets were abuzz with talk of Apple's founding documents hitting the auction block. Word was, they'd rake in a sizable $150,000 on the high-end, but it appears even Sotheby...
10:30 pm EDT - Tue, December 13, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Show is live, here at 6:00PM ET!
The Engadget Show! It's happening! Right here! Tonight! We'll be celebrating the holidays in style tonight at 6PM ET, and you can join us at this very URL -- so keep your browser locked to this spot. ...
10:07 pm EDT - Tue, December 13, 2011
Engadget Gemalto chosen by Isis to keep its NFC and mobile payment service secure
Let's face it: one of the only ways we'll ever see mobile payments become mainstream is to get the general public on board. To do so, we have to be confident it's safe, and mobile wallets are currentl...
09:48 pm EDT - Tue, December 13, 2011
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 278 - 12.13.2011
The DirecTiVo has arrived, and most shockingly, the world has not ended before we get a chance to talk about it. There's plenty of new tech on deck for this week's podcast, as the new Xbox 360 dashboa...
09:24 pm EDT - Tue, December 13, 2011
Engadget AT&T, Sprint and C Spire halt suits over T-Mobile acquisition, wireless competition to die another day
It's never nice to beat a dead horse when it's down and the same seems to be true for the litigious mudslinging Ma Bell's had to endure. Now that the nation's second largest carrier has been granted a...
09:09 pm EDT - Tue, December 13, 2011
Engadget Microsoft launches SkyDrive app for Windows Phone and iPhone, forms No Androids Club
Microsoft's love affair with iOS isn't over yet. Hot on the heels of an iPad-supporting OneNote update and the App Store debut of Kinectimals, comes an official SkyDrive app for the iPhone. Of course,...
08:53 pm EDT - Tue, December 13, 2011
Engadget Microsoft optimizes OneNote for the iPad, thinks would make a swell Christmas gift
Microsoft is giving the gift of a OneNote to iPad users "just in time for the holidays." The 1.3 update for the note taking software includes a version optimized for Apple's tablet. Also new in the up...
08:45 pm EDT - Tue, December 13, 2011
Engadget YouTube, Verizon FiOS TV and more video services roll out to Xbox Live
Those in the preview program may have already gotten an early taste of YouTube on the Xbox 360, but everyone else can now download that and more. Microsoft announced today that the first big wave of v...
08:26 pm EDT - Tue, December 13, 2011
Engadget Researchers claim to have developed 'smallest conceivable switch'
A team of researchers at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (or TUM) led by Dr. Willi Auwaerter and Professor Johannes Barth appear to have made something of a breakthrough on the road to the miniat...
08:03 pm EDT - Tue, December 13, 2011
Engadget Paul Allen-backed Stratolaunch Systems promises flexible, low-cost access to space
When Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, legendary aerospace designer Burt Rutan and private spaceflight proponent Elon Musk team up on something, folks are bound to pay attention -- especially when they...
07:41 pm EDT - Tue, December 13, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Show is live tonight with Boeing, the Tokyo Motor Show and the year's best gadgets
The final Engadget Show of 2011 is coming at you tonight at 6PM ET! We've got another jam-packed installment this month, including a tour of the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner, a trip to Tokyo Motor Show a...
07:17 pm EDT - Tue, December 13, 2011
Engadget Skype for Android adds support for sharing photos, video and other files
Just in time to really annoy your family and friends with holiday greetings, Skype for Android has updated to version 2.6, bringing with it support for sharing photos, videos and other files with your...
06:56 pm EDT - Tue, December 13, 2011
Engadget Early Atom N2600 benchmark, can't cedar wood for the trails?
It goes without saying that benchmarking something pre-release requires a cavalcade of sodium-chloride, but our curiousity was piqued at the prospect of some Cedar Trail sneak-peeks. Netbook Live has ...
06:33 pm EDT - Tue, December 13, 2011
Engadget Popcorn Hour bulks up for the C-300, can juggle an extra hard-disk or Blu-ray drive (video)
Some people may not be willing just yet to leave the world of physical media. Those circumspect media consumers may be intrigued by the latest Popcorn Hour box. Looking more substantial than the recen...
06:06 pm EDT - Tue, December 13, 2011
Engadget Android Market's big sale hits Day 8, sense of deja vu increases
Is the Android Market running out of apps to offer its sales-hungry users? Several of today's downloads have already seen their prices snipped at some point last week -- at least you now have a second...
05:44 pm EDT - Tue, December 13, 2011
Engadget Microsoft's Kinectimals lands on the App Store, breaks on through to the other side
Hell's apparently frozen over, pigs are indeed flying and, yes, the gods must be crazy because Microsoft Studios has just released Kinectimals, its Tamagotchi-like "mobile experience" with tiger cubs,...
05:21 pm EDT - Tue, December 13, 2011
Engadget Apple to buy flash chip maker Anobit for $500 million?
Disclaimer: Delving into Apple's business requires a hefty pinch of salt, okay? Good. Is Apple about to open that $84 billion war chest to make another one of its traditional flash-memory supply-chain...
05:00 pm EDT - Tue, December 13, 2011
Engadget Qualcomm loads Ice Cream Sandwich on Snapdragon S4 tablet, fills our hearts with Liquid
Qualcomm's souped-up Snapdragon S4 Liquid mobile development platform (MDP) tablet just got a major Android boost, in the form of a 4.0.1 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade. The maxed-out MDP tablet, which bo...
04:42 pm EDT - Tue, December 13, 2011
Engadget Verizon's Galaxy Nexus hitting Costco on December 15?
That elusive Samsung Galaxy Nexus is still heading to Verizon, believe it or not, and we may actually be nearing the end of our frustrating quest to get our hands on one. While we're still waiting for...
04:42 pm EDT - Tue, December 13, 2011
Engadget Verizon's Galaxy Nexus hitting Costco on December 15? (update: VZW stores too)
That elusive Samsung Galaxy Nexus is still heading to Verizon, believe it or not, and we may actually be nearing the end of our frustrating quest to get our hands on one. While we're still waiting for...
04:00 pm EDT - Tue, December 13, 2011
Engadget Samsung NX200 interchangeable lens camera review
There are some cameras that we absolutely love, some we find downright disappointing and others that get the job done, albeit with mediocre results. Samsung's digital imaging devices typically fall wi...
03:36 pm EDT - Tue, December 13, 2011
Engadget Lenovo LePad S2005 leaps into China
The Lenovo LePad S2005 is now making the rounds over in China. Our crack team over at Engadget.cn saw the above announcement on Lenovo's official Sina Weibo page. If you haven't got a dictionary to ha...
03:11 pm EDT - Tue, December 13, 2011
Engadget Dell unveils Alienware Aurora gaming rig, will serenade you for $2,200
Dell has just taken the wraps off a brand new addition to the Alienware family, hailing it, rather poetically, as "a serenade to raw gaming power." It's called the Alienware Aurora, and it's staring a...
02:47 pm EDT - Tue, December 13, 2011
Engadget CERN: 'Don't believe the Higgs-Boson hype' (update: not yet)
CERN is pouring cold water on the rumor it's gonna announce the discovery of the Higgs at today's seminar in Zurich. For the uninitiated: the Higgs-Boson is the particle that is believed to give all t...
02:44 pm EDT - Tue, December 13, 2011
Engadget Google's new Street View feature provides eerie glimpse of post-tsunami Japan
Google has put the devastation of March's Japanese tsunami in hauntingly stark relief, with the release of a new Street View feature that covers the country's most ravaged regions. It's all part of an...
02:10 pm EDT - Tue, December 13, 2011
Engadget PlayStation Vita plays it smart with phone-like UI, we go hands-on
We've handled the PlayStation Vita often enough to know our way around its lightweight chassis and petite thumbsticks, but whenever we've tried to explore the handheld's underlying user interface, eve...
01:44 pm EDT - Tue, December 13, 2011
Engadget Sony Walkman Z gets FCC approval, reveals no 64GB model forthcoming
We played with Sony's Walkman Z back when it was still called the "Walkman Mobile Entertainment Player" -- with the power to wirelessly push your media to a compatible Bravia TV. Fortunately the range...
01:22 pm EDT - Tue, December 13, 2011
Engadget Mango's live tiles get footloose and fancy free with Themes for Windows Phone 7 (video)
If you've freshly fallen off the Android bandwagon to fill your cup with Mango's nectar, chances are you're still coming to terms with a lack of customization. No longer, as Windows Phone Hacker has j...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, December 13, 2011
Engadget xPrintserver offers up wireless printing for iOS devices, makes convincing argument for iPad business expenses
So you have your iPad. You also have some highly important contracts that have just landed in your inbox and needed printing 30 minutes ago. There's no time to faff around with that archaic work PC --...
12:35 pm EDT - Tue, December 13, 2011
Engadget ROCCAT Studios unveils first US peripherals ahead of CES
European peripherals maker ROCCAT is planning a big splash for January's CES, demanding that American gamers get some "serious German engineering." Awkward stereotyping aside, the company's first offi...
12:20 pm EDT - Tue, December 13, 2011
Engadget BBC launches iPhone iPlayer app in the UK, adds 3G streaming to its mobile site
While international viewers have had around a week to play with the new dedicated iPhone app, the Beeb has finally launched its iPlayer in its native UK. Replacing the browser-based player of old, it ...
11:33 am EDT - Tue, December 13, 2011
Engadget MIT builds camera that can capture at the speed of light (video)
A team from the MIT media lab has created a camera with a "shutter speed" of one trillion exposures per second -- enabling it to record light itself traveling from one point to another. Using a heavil...
10:31 am EDT - Tue, December 13, 2011
Engadget Apple brings iTunes Store to Brazil, Latin America
Apple is extending its sphere of influence south of the equator today, with the launch of the iTunes Store in Brazil and a whole slew of Latin American countries. According to Cupertino, the platform ...
09:57 am EDT - Tue, December 13, 2011
Engadget Carrier IQ issues lengthy report on data collection practices, sticks to its guns
After having already tried to explain itself with metaphor, Carrier IQ is now taking its floundering PR campaign back to basics, with an ostensibly thorough primer on its practices and a slightly less...
09:11 am EDT - Tue, December 13, 2011
Engadget CERN: 'Don't believe the Higgs-Boson hype'
CERN is pouring cold water on the rumor it's gonna announce the discovery of the Higgs at today's seminar in Zurich. For the uninitiated: the Higgs-Boson is the particle that is believed to give all t...
08:28 am EDT - Tue, December 13, 2011
Engadget YouTube app for Xbox 360 rolls out to preview program participants
It's only available to those in the Xbox Live preview program at the moment, but you can officially add the Xbox 360 to the list of platforms that offer access to YouTube videos. Beta participants sho...
07:11 am EDT - Tue, December 13, 2011
Engadget Hitachi outs a pair of 4TB HDDs for your storing pleasure
We here at Engadget believe that, while keeping data in the cloud is certainly convenient, one can never have too much local storage space. Hitachi shares our enthusiasm for commodious HDDs, and has r...
05:54 am EDT - Tue, December 13, 2011
Engadget Computer Space turns 40, video games gear up for mid-life crisis
It was November of 1971 that Nolan Bushnell, Ted Dabney and Computer Space officially ushered in the era of the video game. Before running off to start Atari, the two men released the world's first co...
04:58 am EDT - Tue, December 13, 2011
Engadget iLuv outs iSM524 ArtStation Pro, 'world's first' Galaxy Tab compatible audio dock
If you've been in the market for a Galaxy Tab friendly audio dock, your wait could be over. iLuv has debuted it's iSM524 for your Samsung Android slate, calling it "the world's first and only audio do...
04:03 am EDT - Tue, December 13, 2011
Engadget Nokia N900 gamepad hack dispenses with beauty, sidles up to sore thumbs (video)
Know what's kicking and screaming its way into obsolescence? If you guessed the N900, pat yourself on the back with this hack. Nokia's internetting tablet that simply refuses to quit has already run t...
03:12 am EDT - Tue, December 13, 2011
Engadget YouTube launches education-only site, won't teach evolution of dance (video)
The bandages are barely off after a recent nip-tuck and the internet's biggest time sink is going under the knife again with its new YouTube EDU initiative. Imagine your favorite video site with all t...
02:21 am EDT - Tue, December 13, 2011
Engadget Microsoft on the hunt for original programming head, eyes ex-NBC execs
It's not MSNBC, it's MSex-NBC. Or it very well could be, as Bloomberg reports a second marriage of sorts is purportedly on deck for Microsoft and two former Peacock execs, Marc Graboff and Jeff Gaspin...
01:46 am EDT - Tue, December 13, 2011
Engadget Intel cuts Q4 revenue forecast by $1 billion due to hard drive shortages
We've already seen quite a few companies lower their forecasts in the wake of the Thailand floods and subsequent hard drive shortage, and it unsurprisingly looks like Intel is no exception. The compan...
01:09 am EDT - Tue, December 13, 2011
Engadget Pantech P4100 tablet wanders through FCC with AT&T LTE
A Pantech tablet dubbed the P4100 just hit the FCC, and it appears to have AT&T LTE radios (Bands 4 and 17) as well as the standard 850 / 1900 WCDMA bands. Interestingly enough, the device also co...
12:37 am EDT - Tue, December 13, 2011
Engadget Inefficient? MIT's new chip software doesn't know the meaning of the word
Would you rather have a power-hungry cellphone that could software-decode hundreds of video codecs, or a hyper-efficient system-on-chip that only processes H.264? These are the tough decisions mobile ...
12:11 am EDT - Tue, December 13, 2011
Engadget P.S. it's not a Vita: Yinlips' Android-based YDPG18
Don't call it a KIRF -- it's a Yinlips "Android Smart Game Player." Which is to say, it's an Xperia Play-like experience wrapped in PS Vita clothing. So basically, yeah, it's a KIRF. This form factor ...
11:46 pm EDT - Mon, December 12, 2011
Engadget Download leaked BlackBerry OS 7.1 now, make your mobile hotspot dreams come true
An early peek at BlackBerry OS 7.1 revealed that RIM's handsets would finally be getting mobile hotspot capabilities. Now you can download the leaked update yourself and start sharing your Torch 9810'...
11:17 pm EDT - Mon, December 12, 2011
Engadget EZ-Robot releases build-your-own kit, realistic Cylons due any time now (video)
DJ Sures' homemade Wall-E was the beginning of his project to bring personal robotics to the masses: thanks to his company, EZ-Robot. The startup sells kits that let you retrofit that Teddy Ruxpin dol...
10:52 pm EDT - Mon, December 12, 2011
Engadget Must See HDTV (December 12th - 18th)
This week sees even more shows saying goodbye before a holiday break, but as usual cable and reality TV are around to try to pick up the slack. While Fear Factor returns on network TV, Discovery fans ...
10:35 pm EDT - Mon, December 12, 2011
Engadget Groundbreaking photonic chip could spark Quantum Computing revolution
Quantum Computers already exist, but not in the "universal" form that would truly revolutionize computing. That's why the latest innovation from Bristol University has so much promise: a team from its...
10:00 pm EDT - Mon, December 12, 2011
Engadget Microsoft replaces Andy Lees as Windows Phone head
AllThingsD is reporting that Microsoft is replacing Andy Lees as head of its Windows Phone division... sort of. It looks like Terry Myerson, who has headed up engineering efforts for the group, will t...
10:00 pm EDT - Mon, December 12, 2011
Engadget Microsoft replaces Andy Lees as Windows Phone head (updated)
AllThingsD is reporting that Microsoft is replacing Andy Lees as head of its Windows Phone division... sort of. It looks like Terry Myerson, who has headed up engineering efforts for the group, will t...
09:44 pm EDT - Mon, December 12, 2011
Engadget Robots finally able to follow 'make me a sandwich' command (video)
Pancakes? No problem. Cookies? You got it! Sandwich? ...is there a Subway near by? Why robots have such a hard time slapping meat and cheese on bread is beyond us, but we're glad the crack team at the...
09:21 pm EDT - Mon, December 12, 2011
Engadget ASUS delays Transformer Prime's release until WiFi fix is found
If you were hoping to get you hands on a Transformer Prime this month, prepare to be disappointed. After hearing rumors of the ASUS slate's delay due to Wifi issues, we've now received confirmation fr...
09:21 pm EDT - Mon, December 12, 2011
Engadget ASUS delays Transformer Prime's release until WiFi fix is found (update: Prime to be released the week of 1219)
If you were hoping to get you hands on a Transformer Prime this month, prepare to be disappointed. After hearing rumors of the ASUS slate's delay due to Wifi issues, we've now received confirmation fr...
09:00 pm EDT - Mon, December 12, 2011
Engadget Lenovo IdeaPad U400 review
If you need evidence that the Ultrabook fad isn't impressing everybody, look no further than our inboxes. More than a few of you have been inquiring about the Lenovo IdeaPad U400, the 14-inch big brot...
08:23 pm EDT - Mon, December 12, 2011
Engadget AT&T asks judge to stay T-Mobile merger court proceedings until January 18th (update: granted)
Just last week, the US Department of Justice indicated its desire to dismiss the lawsuit it filed to stop the union of AT&T and T-Mobile because of Ma Bell's withdrawal of the merger's FCC applica...
08:03 pm EDT - Mon, December 12, 2011
Engadget New quantum tunneling transistors to make PCs less power-hungry
Yes, that awesome new 8-core chip in your PC is the fastest thing on the block, but it's got your utility meter spinning accordingly. Fortunately, researchers from Penn State have come up with a new h...
07:36 pm EDT - Mon, December 12, 2011
Engadget iOS 5.1 beta 2 out of the oven, ready for developer consumption
Ready to kick off Monday with some iOS flashing? Excellent, because Apple's just released the second beta of iOS 5.1, lovingly christened 9B5127c. No Cupertino devices at Engadget HQ have taken the pl...
07:14 pm EDT - Mon, December 12, 2011
Engadget Dish Network surfaces as possible Plan B for T-Mobile if AT&T merger falls through
Dish Network had reportedly been considered a potential candidate to receive divested T-Mobile assets from AT&T if it couldn't secure initial approval of its acquisition from the government. Dish,...
06:56 pm EDT - Mon, December 12, 2011
Engadget Apple reportedly stepping its connectivity game, wants to be the center of your wireless universe
Apple is purportedly readying a new certification chip for accessory makers that will allow wireless access and connectivity to that pile of iOS devices you're hoarding. Announced during an accessory ...
06:56 pm EDT - Mon, December 12, 2011
Engadget Apple reportedly stepping up its connectivity game, wants to be the center of your wireless universe
Apple is purportedly readying a new certification chip for accessory makers that will allow wireless access and connectivity to that pile of iOS devices you're hoarding. Announced during an accessory ...
06:29 pm EDT - Mon, December 12, 2011
Engadget Researchers build world's smallest steam engine that could
Wanna create your very own microscopic steam engine? Just take a colloid particle, put it in water, and add a laser. That's a CliffsNotes version of what a group of German researchers recently did to ...
06:05 pm EDT - Mon, December 12, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Show is live tomorrow with Boeing, the Tokyo Motor Show and the year's best gadgets
We'll be dashing through the proverbial tech snow, laughing all the way at 6PM ET tomorrow. We're gonna tour the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner, take a trip to Tokyo Motor Show and check out the best gadge...
05:41 pm EDT - Mon, December 12, 2011
Engadget FCC restarts review clock for AT&T's spectrum purchase, gives itself 180 days
Back in August, the FCC decided to freeze the 180-day review clock on AT&T's proposed acquisition of Qualcomm's 700 MHz spectrum, citing lingering concerns over the carrier's ongoing T-Mobile saga...
05:18 pm EDT - Mon, December 12, 2011
Engadget Get your Doodle Jump and Flight Control on as the Android Market sale continues into day 7
On the seventh day of the Android Market sale, your true love should give you Super KO Boxing 2. Or Flight Control, or Flick Soccer, or any of the other seven apps available today for ten cents. If yo...
04:55 pm EDT - Mon, December 12, 2011
Engadget Spherical hexapod robot walks like a crab, dances like the Bogle (video)
Kåre Halvorsen (aka Zenta) is something of a genius in the robotic arts, as testified by the latest development in his long-running MorpHex project. By adding curved polycarbonate panels to its ...
04:33 pm EDT - Mon, December 12, 2011
Engadget Don't want to shell out the cash for an iPhone 4S? Lease one on O2
If you can lease a vehicle, why not a smartphone? That's O2's line of thinking, anyways, as the UK carrier has begun piloting a rental scheme -- called O2 Lease -- with the iPhone 4S in the driver's s...
04:11 pm EDT - Mon, December 12, 2011
Engadget Nook Color gets multimedia upgrade, further blurs the tablet battle lines
Barnes & Noble's Nook Color is getting a piece of that promised multimedia upgrade. This round features video content from the likes of Netflix and Flixster, access to comics from the true believe...
03:55 pm EDT - Mon, December 12, 2011
Engadget Verizon-branded LG Spectrum steps out in leaked press shot
LG aren't letting up on the LTE hardware. While we've only just shaken hands with AT&T's Nitro HD, this Verizon-branded 4G handset packs several design cues (and specifications) from its rival net...
03:33 pm EDT - Mon, December 12, 2011
Engadget Android Market web store update adds user review filters, changes lives
It looks like Google has rolled out yet another update to its Android Market web store, bringing a slew of new filtering features for especially investigative users. In particular, the refresh allows ...
03:00 pm EDT - Mon, December 12, 2011
Engadget Galaxy Player 4.0 review
Apple users have the iPod touch, but what about Android fans? Where do they turn when looking for an app-running, connected media player -- basically a smartphone without the phone? Well, believe it o...
02:46 pm EDT - Mon, December 12, 2011
Engadget Yifan Lu jailbreaks Kindle Touch, uses a special MP3 file to do so (video)
We've seen a fair share of Kindle Jailbreaks over the past few years, but Yifan Lu's (evidently the first) for the Kindle Touch is certainly novel in its approach. As The Digital Reader points out, a ...
02:29 pm EDT - Mon, December 12, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson Xperia Nozomi spotted out again, can't help but get its photo taken
Sony Ericsson's forthcoming flagship was already looking like a very handsome slice of smartphone, but it's even more dashing in these thankfully crystal-clear shots. This latest leak give us a nice c...
02:05 pm EDT - Mon, December 12, 2011
Engadget Apple Mac Store breaks the 100 million download barrier
At just under a year old, Apple's Mac App Store is celebrating a fairly significant milestone, hitting the 100 million download mark, a fact the company celebrated with a customarily self-congratulato...
01:55 pm EDT - Mon, December 12, 2011
Engadget Google's Native Client focuses on apps and games, brings Bastion to the browser (video)
In case you missed it, Google's Native Client launched at the end of the summer, promising to ease cross-OS deployment by letting developers run x86 code natively in Chrome. Early adopters have had a ...
01:34 pm EDT - Mon, December 12, 2011
Engadget NASA looks to send landers to Europa in 2020, wants to break the ice
There's still a lot of mystery surrounding Jupiter's moon Europa, but researchers at NASA seem fairly certain that there's a watery ocean lurking beneath its icy exterior. Their theories may finally b...
01:12 pm EDT - Mon, December 12, 2011
Engadget Let the turkey power your Christmas tree lights
No one's attempted this in a commercial product before, but Nihon Dengyo Kosaku Co has reportedly developed a device that makes it achievable: a 'rectenna' that can fit inside a microwave oven and rec...
12:50 pm EDT - Mon, December 12, 2011
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 116 - 12.12.2011
It's more than two hours. It has the latest news on obscure phones too brave to be released in the USA. It has strong opinions about BlackBerry. It's the Engadget Mobile Podcast.Hosts: Myriam Joire (t...
12:35 pm EDT - Mon, December 12, 2011
Engadget Archos G9 tablets to receive Ice Cream Sandwich by 'first trimester' of 2012
Archos' duo of G9 tablets have been on the market for a few months now, but the French manufacturer has already made plans for the slates' next major update, announcing today that the devices will rec...
12:20 pm EDT - Mon, December 12, 2011
Engadget Samsung claims record 300 million mobile sales this year
Add together ten million Galaxy S IIs, a dollop of Galaxy Nexii, a gargantuan gathering of Galaxy Notes and a healthy serving of Badas, and what do you get? 300 million handset sales so far in 2011, t...
11:40 am EDT - Mon, December 12, 2011
Engadget Huawei Honor gets Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade, feels honored
It looks like the Huawei Honor has been honored with a helping of Ice Cream Sandwich. The Chinese manufacturer posted a "demo-build" of the update to its support page today, offering Android 4.0 in bo...
11:00 am EDT - Mon, December 12, 2011
Engadget Samsung outs two new Series 5 laptops in Korea, claims they're Ultrabooks
Is there room on the Ultrabook wagon for two new models from Samsung? There's a 13-incher and a 14-incher, which both reportedly come under its Series 5 branding (previously used for Chromebooks), but...
10:13 am EDT - Mon, December 12, 2011
Engadget Google doodle celebrates Robert Noyce; Intel co-founder and 'Mayor of Silicon Valley'
The honor of having your own Google Doodle is bestowed upon only a few very special individuals like Gregor Mendel, Alexander Calder and Lucille Ball. Today's entrant celebrates the 82nd birthday of t...
09:15 am EDT - Mon, December 12, 2011
Engadget More EXOdesk details spill: at least two models in the works, ViewSonic wants in
Sadly, we'll still have to wait for CES to leave fingerprints allover the EXOdesk, but at least we've got a few more details to hold us over till then. For one, we now know that ExoPC has two models i...
07:11 am EDT - Mon, December 12, 2011
Engadget SkyDrive and Windows Phone cozy up, apps can now directly integrate with the cloud
Microsoft, in an effort to continue integrating SkyDrive into Windows Phone, made a few changes to the cloud service's API this week. The new adjustments now give third-party Windows Phone apps full a...
05:06 am EDT - Mon, December 12, 2011
Engadget Silverlight hits 5.0, Microsoft silent as to its future
Last we heard, there were whispers that Redmond's favorite runtime / framework / Flash-killer was due for a fresh release "soon." Confirming those rumors is version 5.0 of Microsoft's cross-platform S...
03:27 am EDT - Mon, December 12, 2011
Engadget Caption Contest: Blue shells can't slow Miyamoto down
Monumentally important game designer and producer Shigeru Miyamoto made waves this week by saying he was / wasn't retiring from duties at Nintendo. There's been plenty of confusion regarding what his ...
01:57 am EDT - Mon, December 12, 2011
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: 5 megawatt solar roof, driverless electric cars and ten of the world's craziest Christmas trees
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.Solar-powered buildings heated up this week as Inhabitat re...
12:48 am EDT - Mon, December 12, 2011
Engadget Leaked Lumia 710 glamour shot reveals T-Mobile branding
We already knew that T-Mobile and Nokia have something to announce next week. Well, this shot suggests that their big party will involve a certain entry-level Lumia. Pocketnow has got its hands on thi...
11:00 pm EDT - Sun, December 11, 2011
Engadget Switched On: A road trip with Siri
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.When considering the great technology advances of the past few decades, GPS tends to get short shift compared to such c...
09:22 pm EDT - Sun, December 11, 2011
Engadget Lucky shoppers pick up Verizon Galaxy Nexus early at Best Buy
Well, this is just a tease. It was bad enough when the original December 9th release date was pushed back to some undetermined point in time. And then our neighbors to the north got their own version....
08:24 pm EDT - Sun, December 11, 2011
Engadget Leaked draft shows LightSquared's network interferes with 'great majority' of GPS receivers, company pushes back
According to leaked reports from government test drafts, LightSquared's technology causes "harmful interference" to the majority of GPS receivers. Addressing the allegations, LightSquared called the c...
06:26 pm EDT - Sun, December 11, 2011
Engadget Android Market's sixth sale day wants to fill your phone with games -- and a bedtime story
Another day, another selection of pocket change-priced apps. Highlights from today's offering include the return of Endomondo Sports Tracker to the sale shelves, swashbuckling adventure BackStab HD an...
05:15 pm EDT - Sun, December 11, 2011
Engadget Google's Androidify holiday wardrobe update lets your bot ring in the New Year
Ready to celebrate the holidays this year? Google has gone and refreshed its free Androidify app with some season-appropriate gear for your avatar. The new virtual wardrobe selections should certainly...
03:21 pm EDT - Sun, December 11, 2011
Engadget Nintendo's 3DS slide pad gets unboxed in Japan, reveals massive 480 hour battery life
Now that Nintendo's 3DS slide pad is hitting shelves in Japan, it appears that Mr. Blurrycam managed to get in on at least one owner's unboxing. Glance at the contents strewn about above and you'll no...
01:29 pm EDT - Sun, December 11, 2011
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of December 5, 2011
Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging to get updated. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so m...
11:11 am EDT - Sun, December 11, 2011
Engadget Wherever I wander, wherever I roam, LTE probably won't work
Hopes of a cross-network LTE standard were dashed months ago, when Verizon confirmed its 4G band won't overlap with AT&T's. What we didn't realize, though, was just how globally fragmented this te...
08:49 am EDT - Sun, December 11, 2011
Engadget Indonesian government threatens to ban BlackBerry services if it can't spy on users
It's not the first time that RIM's security measures have caused a bit of an inferiority complex, but the Indonesian government now is threatening to ban BIS and BBM services within the nation if it d...
06:15 am EDT - Sun, December 11, 2011
Engadget Zalman reportedly entering the graphics card market, merging GPUs with cooling solutions
Recently leaked slides suggest Korean computer outfit Zalman will soon jump into the ever-expanding graphics card market, initially partnering with AMD on its Radeon series. Known best for its quiet c...
04:00 am EDT - Sun, December 11, 2011
Engadget Ask Engadget: best wraparound video eyewear solution?
We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is coming to us from Tywannabe, who can't live anoth...
01:32 am EDT - Sun, December 11, 2011
Engadget ThinkGeek Drum Machine bangs out block-rockin' beats wherever you go (video)
Here it is -- the final piece in your all fabric New Order cover band. This $30 wearable drum machine brings a much needed edge to ThinkGeeks existing collection of soft-circuit "instruments." You can...
11:36 pm EDT - Sat, December 10, 2011
Engadget BU wizards find success in unconscious neurofeedback learning, announce plans for secret lair
You will learn French this week, even if you're not aware that it's happening. Neuroscientists at Boston University have discovered that patients can quickly learn new skills while having their brain ...
09:23 pm EDT - Sat, December 10, 2011
Engadget Toshiba Thrive 7-inch slate officially drops tomorrow, December 11th
Just in time for you to get your holiday shopping wrapped up early, the Toshiba Thrive 7-inch tablet will officially go on sale tomorrow, December 11th. Sneaking in before the early December reports t...
08:13 pm EDT - Sat, December 10, 2011
Engadget Mitsubishi Electric's EMIRAI concept goes back to the future, refuses to fly (video)
The Jetsons were a lie, people. If you want a flying car, glue a parachute to a Matchbox racer. Automotive companies like Mitsubishi Electric have a distinctly different idea about our auto future, on...
07:07 pm EDT - Sat, December 10, 2011
Engadget Belle to make a pass at Symbian handsets early in 2012, Anna pretends to looks the other way
We already know Donna and Carla are waiting in the wings, but you're likely wondering what's the deal with Belle. And no, that Symbian update isn't being held captive by a Beast in a lonely French cas...
07:07 pm EDT - Sat, December 10, 2011
Engadget Belle to make a pass at Symbian handsets early in 2012, Anna pretends to look the other way
We already know Donna and Carla are waiting in the wings, but you're likely wondering what's the deal with Belle. And no, that Symbian update isn't being held captive by a Beast in a lonely French cas...
06:37 pm EDT - Sat, December 10, 2011
Engadget Microsoft launches ExcelMashup.com, looks to make spreadsheets both hip and exciting
Most of our day jobs aren't nearly as amusing as life at Wernham Hogg and Excel doesn't make things any more exciting. But, if you're looking to spice up your spreadsheets, Microsoft's ExcelMashup.com...
04:59 pm EDT - Sat, December 10, 2011
Engadget App review: Infinity Blade 2 (iOS)
The 3D duel-fest is back, and attempting to answer some of the questions left over from its first installment (and a few major updates). Infinity Blade has had a huge effect on promoting the iPad and ...
03:00 pm EDT - Sat, December 10, 2011
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of December 5, 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 Dece...
02:08 pm EDT - Sat, December 10, 2011
Engadget Ofcom releases 201213 plan: no UK 4G until you've eaten your vegetables
UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has released its draft plans for 2012/13 with big changes ahead for nerds on this side of the Atlantic. The auctioning off of the 800MHz and 2.6GHz spectrums for 4G interne...
12:41 pm EDT - Sat, December 10, 2011
Engadget Skype co-founder's latest company signs deal with LightSquared, promises free broadband and voice services
A mysterious startup promising free wireless broadband and voice services to all Americans should rightly prompt a fair bit of skepticism, but FreedomPop isn't quite your average fly-by-night organiza...
11:05 am EDT - Sat, December 10, 2011
Engadget iPhone 4S cleared for use in China, sino-Siri coming soon
While Apple fans around the globe have had the iPhone 4S for awhile now, many of our friends in the Far East haven't gotten to enjoy the fruits of their countrymen's labor due to a lack of governmenta...
09:39 am EDT - Sat, December 10, 2011
Engadget Coby to intro five Ice Cream Sandwich slates at CES, satiate your budget tablet cravings
Not prepared to pony up for the ICS-ready Transformer Prime? No worries, Coby has five alternative flavors, each offering its own helping of Android 4.0. The quintet of tablets bear the same model num...
07:47 am EDT - Sat, December 10, 2011
Engadget Chrono Trigger hits the App Store, lets Square Enix fans turn back time
Square Enix just couldn't resist plucking at our heartstrings -- not to mention willing bill folds. As a timely holiday treat, the company's made good on its end-of-year promise, delivering the SNES R...
05:51 am EDT - Sat, December 10, 2011
Engadget Aldebaran Robotics announces Nao Next Gen humanoid robot (video)
Aldebaran Robotics' Nao robot has already received a few upgrades from both the company itself and other developers, but it now has a proper successor. Aldebaran took the wraps off its new and improve...
03:26 am EDT - Sat, December 10, 2011
Engadget Sharp nearing 1 million big-screen TV sales in North America, expanding global market
Sharp Corporation claims they may top 1 million big-screen televisions (60 inches or above) sold in North America alone by March of next year, and expects growth the next fiscal year. With a stronger ...
02:04 am EDT - Sat, December 10, 2011
Engadget ViaSat-1 sends its first words through the stratosphere to cooing stateside relatives
The ViaSat-1 story seems to be orbiting its way toward a happy ending in time for Christmas. The world's highest capacity telecommunications satellite sent down its first words on December 2nd: sadly ...
12:35 am EDT - Sat, December 10, 2011
Engadget Step aside Arduino, TinkerForge is the new sheriff in mod-town (video)
Does Arduino coding bring you out in a cold sweat? Perhaps what you need is the new open-source gear from TinkerForge. The modular system is designed for even novice users to whip up fully functioning...
10:59 pm EDT - Fri, December 9, 2011
Engadget Judge to reconsider DoJ's AT&T antitrust suit
Late last month AT&T withdrew its application with the FCC to acquire T-Mobile, in an attempt, it said, to focus on winning approval from the Department of Justice, first. Now a district court jud...
10:17 pm EDT - Fri, December 9, 2011
Engadget Sphero shipments delayed due to high demand, won't be here-o until January
Our hearts were aflutter with anticipation when the Sphero went up for pre-order last month, but that excitement has since been supplanted by a big knot of disappointment, because the smartphone-contr...
09:50 pm EDT - Fri, December 9, 2011
Engadget Programmable robots coming to Korean stores, will assimilate your Android phone
South Korea loves its robots. While the country prepares them to teach the kids and guard its prisons, smartphone-compatible models are now propping up shelves in hobbyist shops. Dongbu Robot (previou...
09:27 pm EDT - Fri, December 9, 2011
Engadget Acer will stop making cheap crap, but keep selling netbooks. Discuss.
Here's a bit of a head-scratcher: Acer has said it will stand by its man, which in this case is the netbook, but CEO J.T. Wang also recently told Dow Jones that his company will stop making "cheap and...
09:04 pm EDT - Fri, December 9, 2011
Engadget Deezer announces ambitious global rollout, ignores US and Japan
Deezer added a few notches to its music streaming belt yesterday, with the announcement of its long awaited rollout to (nearly) every corner of the globe. The launch, confirmed at Le Web in Paris yest...
08:45 pm EDT - Fri, December 9, 2011
Engadget Listen to the Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 5PM ET!
The Engadget Mobile Podcast is one week older. Episode 116 is upon us, and Myriam Joire, Brad Molen and Joseph Volpe are ready to unleash cellular vibes directly into your live broadcast and / or reco...
08:21 pm EDT - Fri, December 9, 2011
Engadget Federal domain seizure raises new concerns over online censorship
It's been a little more than a year since the US government began seizing domains of music blogs, torrent meta-trackers and sports streaming sites. The copyright infringement investigation, led by US ...
07:57 pm EDT - Fri, December 9, 2011
Engadget AMD updates A-Series APUs, gives laptop Llanos modest spec bumps
AMD released its A-Series APUs almost six months ago, and since then it's seen Intel update the A-Series' Sandy Bridge counterparts. So, it's about time for the Llano laptop lineup to do the same, and...
07:38 pm EDT - Fri, December 9, 2011
Engadget Renault debuts R-Link, an in-dash Android system with app market
Renault is taking app development to its lineup of vehicles with a new integrated system that's based on Android. The product, known as R-Link, is essentially a seven-inch touchscreen computer that's ...
07:17 pm EDT - Fri, December 9, 2011
Engadget AMD Radeon HD 6000 cards receive VESA DisplayPort 1.2 certification, merit badges
When the certifications come in, you wipe a tear from your eye and ponder how proud you are. On Thursday, the Video Electronics Standards Association announced that AMD's Radeon HD 6000 series graphic...
06:56 pm EDT - Fri, December 9, 2011
Engadget Windows Defender beta gains 'offline' functionality, can run sans-OS
PC users have been using Windows Defender to free themselves from the bane of viruses, malware and spyware for quite a while, but until now, you've needed Microsoft's OS running for it to do its work....
06:35 pm EDT - Fri, December 9, 2011
Engadget HP: webOS to live on through open source, hardware lineup still dead (for now)
When HP abruptly announced it was discontinuing the TouchPad and ceasing work on any future devices running webOS, we took that to mean the underdog operating system had died a premature death. But wh...
06:10 pm EDT - Fri, December 9, 2011
Engadget Windows Store fine print puts consumers first
Digging into the Windows Store fine print reveals Microsoft's "consumer first" policy for the metro-style apps for next year's operating system. The company wants developers to make every app fully to...
05:47 pm EDT - Fri, December 9, 2011
Engadget Dutch officials contemplate barring KPN, T-Mobile and Vodafone from spectrum auction
A spectrum auction looms on the horizon in the Netherlands, but three of the country's largest players may be excluded from participation. As you know, earlier this week, Dutch authorities raided the ...
05:00 pm EDT - Fri, December 9, 2011
Engadget Engadget's smartphone buyer's guide: winter 2011 edition
The winter holidays are a special time of the year. Christmas lights are going up on homes, carolers are filling the streets, fireplaces are glowing, and we're taking stock of the best smartphones of ...
04:36 pm EDT - Fri, December 9, 2011
Engadget Apple just arrived at Grand Central Station, we hop aboard (video)
For many New Yorkers, Grand Central Station is where you go to escape the island -- not to leisurely browse aisles of iPhone accessories, or pop in for a Genius Bar appointment. But apparently Apple h...
04:36 pm EDT - Fri, December 9, 2011
Engadget Apple just arrived at Grand Central Terminal, we hop aboard (video)
For many New Yorkers, Grand Central Station Terminal is where you go to escape the island -- not to leisurely browse aisles of iPhone accessories, or pop in for a Genius Bar appointment. But apparentl...
04:12 pm EDT - Fri, December 9, 2011
Engadget Engadget Podcast 267 - 12.09.2011
The Engadget Podcast clocks in at just over .5 hours this week, but wouldn't you know, we managed to stuff an entire week's worth of news into that rarified space? This week it's all about quality, no...
03:50 pm EDT - Fri, December 9, 2011
Engadget Android Market's ten-cent promo moves into day 4 with Need for Speed Shift, Shazam Encore and eight more
The Android Market ten-cent promo has moved into Day 4, once again offering up a fresh daily set of apps to celebrate the virtual venue's ten billionth download. As of this writing, yesterday's apps a...
03:50 pm EDT - Fri, December 9, 2011
Engadget Android Market's ten-cent promo moves into day 4 with Need for Speed Shift, Shazam Encore and eight more (Update: live!)
The Android Market ten-cent promo has moved into Day 4, once again offering up a fresh daily set of apps to celebrate the virtual venue's ten billionth download. As of this writing, yesterday's apps a...
03:24 pm EDT - Fri, December 9, 2011
Engadget Untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0 showcased on YouTube (video)
Love to jailbreak but hate to tether every time you reboot? Then help could soon be at hand courtesy of hacker Pod2g. He just put out a video showing off a new exploit that continues to work on an iPo...
03:00 pm EDT - Fri, December 9, 2011
Engadget FCC Fridays: December 9, 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...
02:38 pm EDT - Fri, December 9, 2011
Engadget Super Talent intros enthusiast-level TerraNova SSDs
Super Talent has released a new range of "enthusiast" level MLC NAND Flash SSDs that offer the sort of face-melting speed that only comes when someone else is paying. The SATA Rev. 3.0 drives come wit...
02:15 pm EDT - Fri, December 9, 2011
Engadget Engadget Distro Issue 17 takes a bite out of Android Ice Cream Sandwich -- get your om nom on!
No matter how you feel about Roboto, there's no denying the anticipation that's built up around the latest overhaul of the Android operating system. In this week's issue of Distro, Brad Molen gives yo...
01:58 pm EDT - Fri, December 9, 2011
Engadget Nokia Lumia 710 now shipping, global rollout slated for 'coming weeks'
It's been a few months coming, but today, Nokia announced that its Lumia 710 handset has finally hit store shelves in Taiwan, ahead of its broader international release. Priced at around €270 (or...
01:41 pm EDT - Fri, December 9, 2011
Engadget Ads will possess your phone using subliminal sound waves
Er, we don't want to sensationalize this or anything, but your phone could soon be at the mercy of inaudible sound pulses that trigger location-specific ads, sales promotions and other potentially dem...
01:19 pm EDT - Fri, December 9, 2011
Engadget Motorola wins injunction against Apple Sales International in German patent dispute
After issuing a default judgment against Apple last month, Germany's Mannheim Regional Court has now granted a "preliminarily enforceable" injunction against Ireland-based Apple Sales International, o...
01:19 pm EDT - Fri, December 9, 2011
Engadget Motorola wins injunction against Apple Sales International in German patent dispute (update: Apple appeals)
After issuing a default judgment against Apple last month, Germany's Mannheim Regional Court has now granted a "preliminarily enforceable" injunction against Ireland-based Apple Sales International, o...
01:02 pm EDT - Fri, December 9, 2011
Engadget TomTom looks to shed ten-percent of workforce in restructuring effort
We have some sad news to report out of Holland today. TomTom has announced that it will release nearly ten-percent of its employees as the company works to reorganize and move away from the personal n...
12:21 pm EDT - Fri, December 9, 2011
Engadget Fall Xbox 360 Dashboard update brings WTV file support, but don't get too excited
If you've actually heard of the WTV recorded TV file format, then you're probably a Windows 7 Media Center fan, and thus you're excited at any indication that Micorosft hasn't completely forgotten abo...
12:02 pm EDT - Fri, December 9, 2011
Engadget LG and Prada invites us to see its 2012 collection in London, we dust off the tux
No sooner had the LG and Prada partnership reappeared in benchmark tests did this glossy JPEG arrive at our inbox. Vowing to show us "the new Prada Phone by LG 3.0," we're undergoing a rigorous fashio...
11:17 am EDT - Fri, December 9, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note vs. Dell Streak 5... fight!
Sure, some may have had a good ole laugh at the Streak 5, arriving with enough display real estate to border on tablet territory -- in fact that's what Dell sold it as. Fast forward a year, and it loo...
10:53 am EDT - Fri, December 9, 2011
Engadget Spotify Radio feature turns into an app, offers Pandora-like stations with unlimited skips
While Spotify has had little trouble cranking up its subscriber base so far, one feature that has notably been lacking is its radio / auto playlist feature. Today, that's been upgraded, as the freshes...
10:43 am EDT - Fri, December 9, 2011
Engadget Wacom tablet leaves sketchy trails at the FCC, possibly a new Intuos4
There's not a lot of detail here, but if you've been eyeing up a new Intuos4 wireless graphics tablet then it might be worth bearing this recent FCC application in mind. Behind all the confidentiality...
10:43 am EDT - Fri, December 9, 2011
Engadget Wacom tablet leaves sketchy trails at the FCC, possibly a new Intuos4 (updated)
There's not a lot of detail here, but if you've been eyeing up a new Intuos4 wireless graphics tablet then it might be worth bearing this recent FCC application in mind. Behind all the confidentiality...
10:20 am EDT - Fri, December 9, 2011
Engadget Watson now hunting down patent trolls, plans Ken Jennings' elaborate demise
The Watson supercomputer used its speech recognition, natural language processing, machine learning and data mining abilities to crush puny human Ken Jennings' dreams of winning at "Jeopardy!", but no...
09:07 am EDT - Fri, December 9, 2011
Engadget Nintendo, Boingo bring free airport WiFi to 3DS, commuter rage to slightly dip
Know what could save you from that inevitable bout of holiday travel-induced rage? Free WiFi on your 3DS, that's what. Let's be real, you and a few million others are about to be stuck waiting on a ta...
07:58 am EDT - Fri, December 9, 2011
Engadget Panasonic reveals 4.3-inch OLED smartphone with global ambitions, no name
We knew that Panasonic's mobile division was summoning its strength for a return to the Old World, and finally we have some detail: it's aiming to bring an "ultra-slim D-shaped" Android smartphone wit...
07:33 am EDT - Fri, December 9, 2011
Engadget Motorola's Droid Xyboard tablets go up for sale at Verizon, prices start at $430
Motorola's pair of Droid Xyboard tablets has finally gone up for order on Verizon's site this morning, fulfilling the promise that Big Red made earlier this week. The 8.2-inch version is now available...
07:33 am EDT - Fri, December 9, 2011
Engadget Motorola's Droid Xyboard tablets go up for sale at Verizon, prices start at $430 (update: in stores on December 12th)
Motorola's pair of Droid Xyboard tablets has finally gone up for order on Verizon's site this morning, fulfilling the promise that Big Red made earlier this week. The 8.2-inch version is now available...
06:47 am EDT - Fri, December 9, 2011
Engadget Smart to unveil tiny For-US electric pickup at North American International Auto Show
Do you dig the size and efficiency of the Smart Fortwo, but need something a little more manly than that snub-nosed hatchback? Well, it looks like your prayers will be answered at January's North Amer...
05:52 am EDT - Fri, December 9, 2011
Engadget JVC's Procision, Reference Series projectors now available, replete with '4K precision'
After making their grand debut at this year's CEDIA Expo, JVC's line of Procision and Reference series projectors have finally begun marching out to market. The manufacturer announced the news this we...
04:55 am EDT - Fri, December 9, 2011
Engadget Researcher brings modified Touchpad into the MRI room, breakthrough ensues
Yes, the Touchpad is officially dead, but that hasn't stopped Stanford researcher Andrew B. Holbrook from using HP's tablet in a somewhat unexpected setting: the MRI lab. Holbrook, it turns out, has b...
03:54 am EDT - Fri, December 9, 2011
Engadget Tamron unveils 18-200mm E-mount lens, ups your NEX glass selections
With a whopping total of eight official lens choices (and two wide angle converters), saying that Sony's NEX cameras could use a few more options in the decent glass category would be putting it light...
03:07 am EDT - Fri, December 9, 2011
Engadget Qualcomm's two new 1GHz dual-core chipsets make S1-to-S4 migration easier for manufacturers
If the most recent batch of S4 chips from Qualcomm wasn't enough to completely satiate your thirst for new SoC's, the folks from San Diego are adding two more options to the already heapin' pile. At t...
03:07 am EDT - Fri, December 9, 2011
Engadget Qualcomm's two new 1GHz dual-core chipsets make S1-to-S4 migration easier for manufacturers (updated)
If the most recent batch of S4 chips from Qualcomm wasn't enough to completely satiate your thirst for new SoC's, the folks from San Diego are adding two more options to the already heapin' pile. At t...
03:02 am EDT - Fri, December 9, 2011
Engadget Clues point to Lumia 710 as the mystery Nokia handset on T-Mobile
The event: T-Mobile and Nokia are throwing a little bash with a performance by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. When: the evening of December 14th. The reason: to announce the release of the Lumia 710 Window...
02:17 am EDT - Fri, December 9, 2011
Engadget AT&T's 4G LTE network is live in San Francisco
New York City by the end of 2011? How's about San Francisco by the end of December 8th? We can't say for certain that it's lit up for good ("testing," you know), but at least for now it's absolutely s...
02:08 am EDT - Fri, December 9, 2011
Engadget SPHERE 2 mouse turns the premium dial up to platinum, can hide in perfumeries
You can't have enough premium spherical mice, can you? OreObject is hoping not, trumpeting its "environmentally sensitive" sequel to the SPHEREtouch. Sure, the SPHERE 2 still packs all sorts of curves...
01:11 am EDT - Fri, December 9, 2011
Engadget Australian High Court just says no to Apple appeal, Samsung breathes a sigh of relief
First, Apple got Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 banned from Oz, then Sammy got the temporary injunction lifted. Undaunted, Apple vowed to appeal the Korean company's victory to the High Court of Australia,...
12:34 am EDT - Fri, December 9, 2011
Engadget White Nokia N9 descends from Lintukoto, goes on sale in Finland
Espoo isn't making it any easier to say goodbye to MeeGo's last dance with polycarbonate. Nokia's alluring and elusive N9 in-snow-white-dress appears to now be on sale... in Finland. Web retailer Verk...
11:53 pm EDT - Thu, December 8, 2011
Engadget High school senior kills cancer with nanotech, still can't legally drink
Ever ask yourself, "What am I doing with my life?" No? Well, a little existential crisis is in order then. Because while you and the rest of Team teen America were busy dressing like Gaga, dancing to ...
11:22 pm EDT - Thu, December 8, 2011
Engadget Leica rehashes Panasonic's Lumix Fz150 as the V-LUX 3, because 'image' matters
Leave it to Leica to rebrand a recent Panasonic camera, tack on its iconic red dot and then likely charge a premium. Such is the case with its "new" V-Lux 3 digital superzoom, which is essentially its...
10:47 pm EDT - Thu, December 8, 2011
Engadget CompactFlash Association readies next-gen XQD format, promises write speeds of 125 MBs and up
We don't need to tell you CF is one of the few memory card formats that's managed to survive the SD tidal wave (remember when you needed Memory Stick to use a Sony point-and-shoot?). But if you're the...
10:25 pm EDT - Thu, December 8, 2011
Engadget ZTE squeezes 7-inch V66 tablet with Verizon LTE through the FCC's halls
We just learned that ZTE has its eyes set on bringing LTE smartphones to the US market next year, but where does the Chinese company stand on tablets? The company announced at this spring's CTIA that ...
10:10 pm EDT - Thu, December 8, 2011
Engadget Toshiba's Excite Honeycomb tablet confirmed for Canadian launch in January
We've already heard a fair bit about Toshiba's forthcoming 10.1-inch Honeycomb tablet, but the company has only now finally confirmed a name -- Excite, previously seen in a trademark filing -- and a l...
09:51 pm EDT - Thu, December 8, 2011
Engadget ZTE expects to launch high-end LTE smartphones in the US by mid-2012
ZTE's no small company by any stretch of the imagination, but it's still largely an unknown in the US. The phone manufacturer has been focused on selling lower-end devices in the prepaid market -- oft...
09:30 pm EDT - Thu, December 8, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live tonight at 5PM!
Tim and Brian are both traveling this time out, so if on-the-road tech talk from hotel rooms is your sort of thing, boy have we got the podcast for you! Follow along in the chat room below, as we play...
09:00 pm EDT - Thu, December 8, 2011
Engadget Maschine Mikro review
Native Instruments' Maschine hardware/software bundle has become a staple in the beat-production market since its debut two years ago. Now at version 1.7, its performative and production capacities ha...
08:42 pm EDT - Thu, December 8, 2011
Engadget Google introduces Currents: magazine-like news reader for Android and iOS (video)
Google's rumored Flipboard competitor is finally here, and it's ditched the Propeller codename for something a little more appropriate: Currents. The app is available for both Android and iOS -- in ta...
08:23 pm EDT - Thu, December 8, 2011
Engadget Jawbone offers 'no questions asked' refund for troubled Up band, even if you keep it
While Jawbone attempts to fix the handful of substantial issues plaguing its new Up fitness band, it's now announced that it will begin giving free refunds to dissatisfied customers -- and you can eve...
08:04 pm EDT - Thu, December 8, 2011
Engadget Everything Everywhere's 1.5 billion investment to bring 4G to Orange and T-Mobile in the UK
So far there have been some limited LTE trials, but the truth remains: UK 4G isn't happening any time soon. A fact not lost on Everything Everywhere CEO Olaf Swantee, who's raiding the coffers to a tu...
07:45 pm EDT - Thu, December 8, 2011
Engadget IRL: Nike+, UTStarcom PPC-6700 and the Droid Incredible
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 have an in...
07:22 pm EDT - Thu, December 8, 2011
Engadget Galaxy Nexus available now on Bell and Virgin Mobile Canada for $160 on contract
Call out the Royal Canadian Mounted Police guard, the Galaxy Nexus is ready to grace the northest of North American mitts. That Ice Cream Sandwich flagship is now up for order on Bell and Virgin Mobil...
07:00 pm EDT - Thu, December 8, 2011
Engadget Android Market's ten cent app sale continues with Tetris, ADWLauncher EX, and more
Still haven't had your fill from the first two days of Android Market's ten cent app sale? Then you now have ten additional apps to consider, with plenty more yet to come. This latest batch includes g...
06:41 pm EDT - Thu, December 8, 2011
Engadget Microsoft launches AnswerDesk online, brings tech support to your basement apartment
Love getting others to fix your computer, but hate the nuisance of putting on pants and leaving your house? Great news! Microsoft has launched an online version of its in-store AnswerDesk tech support...
06:21 pm EDT - Thu, December 8, 2011
Engadget Twitter gets a new look: faster, simpler, cleaner
Are you someone who has yet to jump on the Twitter bandwagon because it's just too darn complicated to use? Well, the time to spread your tweeting wings has come, because the service has just done a r...
06:01 pm EDT - Thu, December 8, 2011
Engadget Daimler testing wireless charging on a Mercedes Benz in a house from the future
Daimler (owners of Mercedes-Benz and Smart) is teaming up with Conductix-Wampfler and Röchling Automotive KG to produce wireless charging coils to form the centerpiece of 2012's Effizienzhaus-Plu...
05:41 pm EDT - Thu, December 8, 2011
Engadget Google+ and Goggles apps for Android updated with new features
It's time to stop ignoring that "updates available" notification and start enjoying some refreshed Google goodies on Android. You'll now be able to search posts and people from within the Google+...
05:00 pm EDT - Thu, December 8, 2011
Engadget Kobo Vox review
Kobo has long been happy to position itself as the underdog in the e-reader race, a spin that's based on more than a few grains of truth. After all, what else should this small Canadian company call i...
04:38 pm EDT - Thu, December 8, 2011
Engadget French court squashes Samsung's quest for iPhone 4S ban
Apparently it's time for the French to deliver Apple's tit for Samsung's tat won in US courts last week. Sammy's request for an injunction against the sale of the iPhone 4S was rejected by a court in ...
04:19 pm EDT - Thu, December 8, 2011
Engadget Exmobaby links up with AT&T, lets you keep tabs on sleeping babes
Ask any parent of a newborn what they miss most and they'll almost always mention sleep. That particular baby-borne exhaustion can take an even greater turn for the worse if said rents happen to be wo...
03:35 pm EDT - Thu, December 8, 2011
Engadget Nokia Siemens promises better TD-LTE and CDMA coverage, no alarms or surprises
So, Nokia Siemens Networks wasn't fibbing when it said it would re-focus its efforts on mobile broadband. It's just announced a 'six pipe' radio head upgrade for time division LTE (TD-LTE) base statio...
03:00 pm EDT - Thu, December 8, 2011
Engadget HTC EVO Design 4G review
It's no secret that we were downright smitten when HTC dropped 2010's proverbial bombshell: the EVO 4G. A knockout device that served not only as WiMAX's ambassador, but also catapulted us into expans...
02:44 pm EDT - Thu, December 8, 2011
Engadget Samsung promotes DRAM chief to vice chairman, implements 'top-two' structure
Samsung reshuffled its managerial hierarchy yesterday, promoting Kwon Oh Hyun, head of its DRAM operations, to vice chairman. Kwon, who successfully steered Samsung through an industry-wide price slum...
02:24 pm EDT - Thu, December 8, 2011
Engadget HP to launch another Touchpad fire sale this weekend, because it's cold outside
And really, it's no surprise. Considering the wild success it enjoyed with its first Touchpad fire sale, why wouldn't HP try to recreate that magic in time for the holiday shopping rush? According to ...
02:05 pm EDT - Thu, December 8, 2011
Engadget LG Optimus Pad sequel photos leaked, gives 4G gossips something to talk about
The purported successor to LG's Optimus Pad, or G Slate, has surfaced on Korean news sites. According to reports, LG's next roll of the tablet dice will feature true 4G connectivity with LTE, a middle...
01:42 pm EDT - Thu, December 8, 2011
Engadget Innergie Magic cables wed USB and 30-pin connctions, let you break 'em up on the fly
Apple's 30-pin connection got you feeling down in a world filled with USB? Wish your iDevice cable worked with more of your gizmos? Fret not, as Innergie recently introduced its effort to solve this d...
01:42 pm EDT - Thu, December 8, 2011
Engadget Innergie Magic cables wed USB and 30-pin connections, let you break 'em up on the fly
Apple's 30-pin connection got you feeling down in a world filled with USB? Wish your iDevice cable worked with more of your gizmos? Fret not, as Innergie recently introduced its effort to solve this d...
01:21 pm EDT - Thu, December 8, 2011
Engadget Fujitsu, SuVolta push SRAM to its efficiency limits, demo 0.425 volt chip
Get the power requirements down for your next generation of RAM and you can have a raise in your allowance. For the perfect example of two companies that learned to play nice together and deserve a li...
01:03 pm EDT - Thu, December 8, 2011
Engadget ZOMM Wireless Leash Plus speaks up for abandoned iPhones (video)
ZOMM's Wireless Leash plus is a hockey puck you clip onto your keychain and forget about -- until things start to go wrong. Tethering to your iPhone over Bluetooth, it'll start raising hell if your ph...
12:29 pm EDT - Thu, December 8, 2011
Engadget Nokia rolls out first update for Lumia 800, offers up new features for web-based 3D Maps on the side (video)
Nokia is pretty busy at the moment. Alongside clandestine events with T-Mobile, the first update for the Lumia 800 has now begun to roll out. As is the case with most WinPho upgrades, you'll have to p...
12:02 pm EDT - Thu, December 8, 2011
Engadget Hulu 'Face Match' feature attaches an actor's entire history to their mug
It seems like facial recognition is popping up everywhere these days, and now it's even on Hulu. We last checked in with Hulu Labs when it launched a ten-foot UI for PC viewers, and now it's back putt...
11:31 am EDT - Thu, December 8, 2011
Engadget Meizu MX hangs out with the M9, Xiaomi Phone, Nokia N9 and many more friends
What better way to welcome a new boy in town than just a quick hands-on with it? Well, how about throwing a mini phone party for the Meizu MX? We just so happened to have a stash of phones with us tod...
10:53 am EDT - Thu, December 8, 2011
Engadget Apple TV updates strem purchased TV shows to Australia, Canada and the UK
Apple TV users (the hockey puck, not the pie in the sky rumored flat panel with magic fairy dust inside and an extra unaired season of Firefly) in Canada, Australia and the UK were gifted a download t...
10:53 am EDT - Thu, December 8, 2011
Engadget Apple TV updates stream purchased TV shows to Australia, Canada and the UK
Apple TV users (the hockey puck, not the pie in the sky rumored flat panel with magic fairy dust inside and an extra unaired season of Firefly) in Canada, Australia and the UK were gifted a download t...
10:28 am EDT - Thu, December 8, 2011
Engadget Has James Bond gone green? Bulletproof electric roadster in the works
Warding off assassins while saving the environment just became a cake walk with the Jo-Mojo, an upcoming creation by Estonian armored vehicle company DARTZ. This two seat convertible roadster brandish...
09:56 am EDT - Thu, December 8, 2011
Engadget Nokia reportedly looking to sell Vertu, Russian oligarchs reportedly upset
It looks like Nokia has finally grown weary of the one percent. According to a report from the Financial Times, the Finnish manufacturer is looking to sell off its Vertu line of luxury handsets, as pa...
09:06 am EDT - Thu, December 8, 2011
Engadget E-book publishers are now being investigated in the US, not just Europe
Just two days after the European Commission announced that it was investigating Apple and major international publishers for possible e-book price fixing, the US Justice Department has made it clear t...
08:39 am EDT - Thu, December 8, 2011
Engadget Nokia Lumia 900 and Champagne pop up in dev records, possible Tango build makes appearance
Nokia's field testers must be avid fans of the Times of India Windows Phone app, because unannounced phones like the Lumia 900 and Champagne are beginning to show up in its stats. This tells us nothin...
07:57 am EDT - Thu, December 8, 2011
Engadget Unlocked Sony Ericsson Xperia active now available in the US for $340
Sony Ericsson's attempts to make a dent in the US smartphone market have been coming up short, so last month it teamed up with Ingram Micro, a supply chain management company that focuses on distribut...
07:00 am EDT - Thu, December 8, 2011
Engadget Kisai Rogue Touch Pocket Watch from Tokyoflash keeps things dapper, semi-hard to decipher (video)
Yeah, we're well aware that our fascination with unique and multi-hued timpieces may be more of an obesession. Well, you can add another to the list with the Kisai Rogue Touch Pocket Watch from Tokyof...
06:16 am EDT - Thu, December 8, 2011
Engadget Meizu MX first hands-on!
While the rest of Hong Kong were enjoying their dim sum breakfast, we've been busy fiddling with the freshly delivered Meizu MX due out on January 1st. As expected, the customized Android 2.3.5 (dubbe...
05:48 am EDT - Thu, December 8, 2011
Engadget Verizon rumored to be working with Redbox on its internet video streaming service
If you're still trying to make the pieces of the recent "Verizon is launching an over the top video service" rumor fit, perhaps the missing element is information detailed by TechCrunch suggesting Big...
04:08 am EDT - Thu, December 8, 2011
Engadget DingleBerry breaks PlayBook free from RIM's chains (again), Android Market access makes a comeback
To root or not to root? For savvy PlayBook owners running beta 2.0, that should no longer be a question. With the recent release of DingleBerry, users comfortable with command lines have been enjoying...
03:13 am EDT - Thu, December 8, 2011
Engadget Ectaco jetBook Color offers your eyes a break for $500, ships in January
Sure all of those newfangled e-reader / tablet hybrids are nice, but what about a matte finish, color screen that's a bit easier on the ol' peepers? Enter the Ectaco jetBook Color equipped with a 9.7-...
02:41 am EDT - Thu, December 8, 2011
Engadget Sprint pushing firmware update to Epic 4G Touch, fixes hotspot connectivity and signal strength
Has your Hesse-blessed Epic 4G Touch been acting up? Never fear, a fix for the WiMAX-equipped handset is on the way. Sprint's begun rolling out an update for its Galaxy S II variant that should addres...
02:00 am EDT - Thu, December 8, 2011
Engadget OnLive intros apps for iOS and Android, refreshes its wireless controller, we go hands-on (video)
Look, games like Fruit Ninja can be addicting and all, but we've many times pondered what playing a proper title -- the kind intended for the latest consoles and PCs -- would be like on a tablet or sm...
01:32 am EDT - Thu, December 8, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile confirms Samsung Galaxy S II in white will arrive December 14th
T-Mobile's going to have a rather important day on December 14th: earlier it announced a special event with Nokia scheduled for that evening, and it also tweeted out confirmation that the white Samsun...
01:11 am EDT - Thu, December 8, 2011
Engadget Google's Eric Schmidt sees Google TV embedded in most new TVs by summer of 2012
Google big dog Eric Schmidt covered a lot of ground in his onstage interview at Le Web this year, but it wasn't all about iOS vs. Ice Cream Sandwich. It appears that Big G has big plans for Google TV,...
12:28 am EDT - Thu, December 8, 2011
Engadget Verizon Wireless outage knocks out 4G LTE for some, 3G still 'works'
If your Droid or other Verizon 4G LTE-yoked cell, dongle or MiFi isn't pulling down any high speed data then don't worry, at least you're in good company. Judging by our stuffed tips inbox and assortm...
12:28 am EDT - Thu, December 8, 2011
Engadget Verizon Wireless outage knocks out 4G LTE for some, 3G still 'works' (update: fixed)
If your Droid or other Verizon 4G LTE-yoked cell, dongle or MiFi isn't pulling down any high speed data then don't worry, at least you're in good company. Judging by our stuffed tips inbox and assortm...
11:59 pm EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget Fuji Xerox launches $45 a month Dropbox clone
Fuji Xerox is launching a Dropbox-esque cloud service that lets colleagues send, receive, share and print documents with colleagues to tie in with its new range of multifunction printers. The Working ...
11:26 pm EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget New InPulse Smartwatch puts apps on your wrist, on sale now for $150
It must be tradition, or an old charter, or something, that means any device must get an app store -- and Allerta won't argue with history. There's a new version of the hacker-friendly inPulse Smartwa...
10:58 pm EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget Nissan Leaf branches out to an additional six states, plus one Island
The Nissan Leaf is inching closer to national ubiquity, with the addition of seven new markets across the continental US. In a statement issued yesterday, the manufacturer announced that its EV will s...
10:27 pm EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget NASA to launch Hubble space telescope successor in 2018, will clean its room later
You know you're going to miss the Hubble Space Telescope once ceases operation and they let it simply burn up in orbit. But don't cry, dry your eye, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration h...
10:06 pm EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget Xbox Live companion apps now available for Windows Phone and iOS
As expected, Microsoft has made the latest version of its Xbox Companion app for Windows Phone available to coincide with the latest Xbox dashboard update -- what's not so expected is the iOS app that...
09:47 pm EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget Facebook for Android update going live today, suggests Android 4.0 integration
We already knew a much-needed update to Facebook's Android app was close at hand, but we finally have the confirmation from the horse's mouth that the upcoming refresh will go live at some point today...
09:47 pm EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget Facebook for Android update going live today, promises UI tweaks and faster photos
We already knew a much-needed update to Facebook's Android app was close at hand, but we finally have the confirmation from the horse's mouth that the upcoming refresh will go live at some point today...
09:47 pm EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget Facebook for Android update going live today, promises UI tweaks and faster photos (update: live!)
We already knew a much-needed update to Facebook's Android app was close at hand, but we finally have the confirmation from the horse's mouth that the upcoming refresh will go live at some point today...
09:15 pm EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget Eyez 720p video streaming recording glasses hands-on (video)
Sure, you may already lead an exciting life, but wouldn't it be great if you could broadcast those daily escapades -- you know, to all of your internet friends? ZionEyez hopes to deliver a method for ...
08:51 pm EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile and Nokia announce December 14th event, Windows Phone coming?
Big news from Bellevue, as T-Mobile and Nokia have just announced that a special event will be held the evening of December 14th. The companies were too smart for us this time, choosing not to reveal ...
08:51 pm EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile and Nokia announce December 14th event, Windows Phone cometh?
Big news from Bellevue, as T-Mobile and Nokia have just announced that a special event will be held the evening of December 14th, promising something "special in the works." The companies were too sma...
08:40 pm EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget Zero1's VooMote Zapper remote control for iOS devices is now available
Looking for yet another way to control your TV or home theater from your iOS-based device? Then you may be glad to know that Zero1's VooMote Zapper remote control is now available for $70. That buys y...
08:17 pm EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget Artifact for iOS puts the power of Photoshop in the palm of your hand
So, you got a shiny new iPhone 4S, and with its spiffy new camera, you're itching to dabble in some Dada-esque picture composition. But, what if you're an on-the-go type with no time to fix your pics ...
07:54 pm EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget LG P940 phone gets benchmarked, is the Prada K2 ready to turn heads?
LG and Prada may have already renewed their wedding vows, but it's been pretty quiet on the designer phone front. However, a stream of benchmark results have surfaced over at Antutu, revealing an LG p...
07:32 pm EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget Toshiba 55X3 4K 3DTV launches December 10th in Japan, no glasses necessary
Toshiba is finally ready to bring its 55-inch, 4K res 3DTV home in Japan, and buyers will have their first chance to part with 900,000 yen ($11,578 US) on December 10th. The 55X3 (ZL2 in Europe) still...
07:14 pm EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget Kobot personal EV concept collapses, lets Cat Woman park anywhere she wants (video)
We've seen our fair share of folding cars, but here's where those concepts and the Kobot EVs differ -- these might actually come to market. These personal transportation vehicles are already far enoug...
06:55 pm EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget Eric Schmidt: 'Android will be bigger than iOS'
Eric Schmidt was addressing the crowd at Le Web in Paris and recounted a tale when an Android user asked why apps were often written for iOS first, and then ported over to Google's OS. His response? "...
06:32 pm EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget Sharp, Samsung and other LCD makers agree to pay $388 million in price fixing case
The companies still aren't admitting to any wrongdoing, but Sharp, Samsung, Chimei Innolux, LG and four other LCD manufacturers have now reached a settlement in a price fixing case that began back in ...
06:09 pm EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget Sharp AQUOS SH-01D's optical image stabilizer hands-on (video)
If you need further proof of how the Japanese keep the best to themselves, then here's yet another fine example to fuel your jealousy. Sharp's recently launched AQUOS SH-01D is one of the few -- if no...
05:50 pm EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget NVIDIA rebadges GeForce 500M chips in preparation for Ivy Bridge release in 2012
NVIDIA has released a new range of mobile graphics chips that bring the features of last year's 500M series down to a lower price point. Keen-eyed observers might notice the GT635M is remarkably simil...
05:27 pm EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget Android NFC app makes Facebook friendships a touch easier
Imagine yourself in the awkwardly staged situation you see above: you're in club that's filled exclusively with girls. One's jumping around, shaking her hair, but you're desperately trying to recite t...
04:56 pm EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget The Engadget app for Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) has arrived!
It seems like only yesterday that we released our Windows Phone 7 app out into the wild, bringing Microsoft mobile fans the dose of gadget news they were waiting for. But, just as Microsoft made impro...
04:43 pm EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget Kindle Fire gets unofficial Ice Cream Sandwich port, mixes temperature metaphors
Kindle Fire owners are becoming increasingly spoilt for choice when it comes to developmental OS releases. Sidling up alongside CyanogenMod 7, Android's latest and greatest version has made an appeara...
04:27 pm EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget MagnetU connects you with similar people in your area, because diversity is overrated
You could make friends the old fashioned way, with casual introductions, eye contact and other intrinsically human social skills; or you could just sit back and let MagnetU do all the heavy lifting fo...
04:20 pm EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget Behringer unveils 8-foot iNuke Boom iPod dock, goes consumer with Eurosound brand
You can probably barely make it out in the image above, but there is actually an iPod touch mounted in that monstrosity. What you're looking at is the 8-foot wide, 4-foot tall, $30,000 iNuke Boom iPod...
04:09 pm EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget Comcast says no to tiered data for its broadband service, hardcore Netflix users rejoice
Looking for a cable operator that won't charge you for all of those Rescue Me marathons you're having? If so, Comcast says it has no plans of implementing tiered data plans for its subscribers, unlike...
03:51 pm EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget Verizon CEO says shared data plans coming in 2012
Verizon is gearing up to offer shared data plans sometime in 2012. That's straight from CEO Lowell McAdam, who told the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference this morning, "I think in 2012 we...
03:36 pm EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget AT&T 4G LTE to officially launch in New York City this December
Looks like AT&T is on track to hit that year-end 15 market LTE goal, after all. John Stephens, the operator's CFO / SVP, just went public with plans to officially launch that 700MHz service in New...
03:13 pm EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget Chinese court rejects Apple's claim to the iPad name, faces potential sale ban
Before starting to sell the iPad in China last year Apple attempted to trademark the name in the country, but that request was rejected since it was already owned by Shenzhen-based Proview Technology....
02:43 pm EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget Amazon will give you $5 if you use its Price Check app this weekend
No joke, it really will. All you have to do is walk into a retailer this Saturday, whip out your smartphone and use Amazon's Price Check app to collect price data on in-store items. In exchange, the c...
02:16 pm EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget Boost Mobile lets you refill your account on Facebook, allows gifting to and from friends
So busy playing networking on Facebook that you can't find time to refill your Boost Mobile account? Your little conundrum has been solved, as the prepaid carrier has set up an app on the social netwo...
01:54 pm EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget Westinghouse is bringing new LED HDTVs to CES, acronym lovers reportedly 'delighted'
In January, Westinghouse Digital likes to drive on down to Nevada and show off its wares for the next 12 months at CES. Everything in Las Vegas is super-sized, which is great inspiration for Westy's n...
01:22 pm EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget Nokia Lumia 800 and 710 to get limited Latin American release in early 2012
If you're lucky enough to call Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Mexico or Puerto Rico home, and have been craving a bit of Nokia Lumia love, then felicidades! Señior Elop himself announced the 800 and ...
12:54 pm EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget Flipboard launches on iPhone, iPod Touch, introduces 'Cover Stories' feature
Flipboard has now arrived on a slightly smaller board. Previously available as an iPad-only affair, the popular magazine and social media app has now launched on both the iPhone and iPod Touch, bringi...
12:22 pm EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget PSA: 3DS firmware update goes live, upgrades camera
Nintendo's 3DS update had been dragging its feet, but it's got its act together, sneaking out to devices a day earlier than expected. It will add both 3D video-recording and DLC capabilities to the ha...
11:55 am EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget Galaxy Note for AT&T hits FCC for cups of tea
Samsung's Galaxy Note is pretty popular here at Engadget towers and it looks like it's finally gonna arrive on this side of the Atlantic. Yesterday, it passed through the swing-doors of the FCC's Wash...
11:01 am EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget Agile Route's Shopper Tracker brings Kinect hacks, Google Analytics to the grocery aisle (video)
The Shopper Tracker is one of those devices that does exactly what its name suggests -- and so much more. Developed by Argentina's Agile Route, this Kinect hack uses an array of heat sensors and 3D sp...
10:03 am EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget Intel, Micron unveil first 128-gigabit flash chip, provide double the data density
Realign the data and the previous 32 and 64 gigabit roadblocks to flash storage disappear. Today, Intel and Micron announced the first 128 gigabit NAND flash chip. The chip, which was created through ...
08:53 am EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget FCC grants radio spectrum to muscle-stimulating wireless devices for paralysis patients
The medical community is all smiles today, because the FCC has decided to allocate a chunk of radio spectrum for potentially life-altering wireless devices. Designed for stroke patients and those suff...
07:28 am EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget Consumer Reports: Verizon has highest satisfaction rate among major US carriers, AT&T is lowest
It's annual satisfaction survey time for Consumer Reports, and the magazine has a few results to share in anticipation of next month's issue. It appears that regional provider Consumer Cellular topped...
06:01 am EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson's elusive Nozomi shows up in Hong Kong, still glowing nicely
It was only about a month ago when we first came across some clear shots of Sony Ericsson's upcoming Nozomi (aka LT26i), and now it looks like someone in Hong Kong has also gotten hold of this pretty ...
05:03 am EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget Intel springs another leak, mobile Ivy Bridge CPUs abound
Just yesterday, we caught a glimpse of what Intel has in store for Ivy Bridge, and it seems those details were but a prelude to a bevy of details that leaked out today. It seems the folks over at VR Z...
04:02 am EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget RIM loses BBX trademark battle, next OS is named BlackBerry 10
Die-hard fans of RIM's mobile efforts should put those BBX tattoo plans on hold, as the US Federal Court has blocked the company from using the BBX trademark, favoring the existing use by BASIS Intern...
03:31 am EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile G2x gets its Gingerbread on (again), hopes it sticks
The G2x just can't seem to quit Gingerbread. After a series of upgrade starts and stops, LG is once again offering an OTA software upgrade for this pure Google experience device. The update started ro...
02:42 am EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget India's cracking down on 'offensive' social media, Desi teens click 'dislike'
Oh dear. India's technology minister Kapil Sibal won't be too popular with the anti-censorship crowd after demanding social networking sites screen out "offensive" material. After spotting a group cri...
02:12 am EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget Bridgestone rolls with air-free tire concept (video)
The days of flat tires and spares are numbered. Sure, self-inflating tires are all well and good, but don't protect from the darn puncture itself. Similar to Michelin's tweels, Bridgestone has cooked...
01:53 am EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget Xbox 360 fall dashboard update 'slightly' delayed (update: its live!)
Still haven't received that fresh new Xbox 360 dashboard update? Don't worry, no one else has either. Major Nelson tweeted "The timing for Xbox 360 update has been slightly delayed" from the planned 1...
01:53 am EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget Xbox 360 fall dashboard update 'slightly' delayed (update: it's live!)
Still haven't received that fresh new Xbox 360 dashboard update? Don't worry, no one else has either. Major Nelson tweeted "The timing for Xbox 360 update has been slightly delayed" from the planned 1...
01:32 am EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget Logitech Revue Android 3.1 upgrade starts rolling out
It appears owners of the Logitech Revue will finally be able to get their taste of Honeycomb starting tonight, as a few lucky users have already received an upgrade to Android 3.1 and support techs ha...
01:32 am EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget Logitech Revue Android 3.1 upgrade starts rolling out (Update: It's official)
It appears owners of the Logitech Revue will finally be able to get their taste of Honeycomb starting tonight, as a few lucky users have already received an upgrade to Android 3.1 and support techs ha...
12:49 am EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget Microsoft demos new Windows Marketplace, now with more Metro
Well well, we knew Microsoft had something in store for us at its Windows Store Preview event tonight, and it just revealed a fresh look for Windows Marketplace. It sports a new Metro-like UI, and com...
12:49 am EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget Microsoft demos Windows Store, coming to Windows 8 beta in February
Well well, we knew Microsoft had something in store for us at its Windows Store Preview event tonight, and it just revealed the look for its Windows 8 app-selling portal. It sports a new Metro-like UI...
12:37 am EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget Verizon pushes for quick Windows Phone LTE integration, tugs at Microsoft's pant leg
There's no question that Verizon's making a big push for LTE, but it appears that Microsoft has yet to take notice -- after all, Android continues to dominate Big Red's 4G network, with nary a Windows...
12:01 am EDT - Wed, December 7, 2011
Engadget Kodak's Document Print app means never visiting the girl from the Xerox place
Printing on the road usually leaves you at the mercy of your local Kinkos FedEx Office, but as long as you've got one of Kodak's cloud-print enabled Hero printers, you can avoid getting gouged. The co...
11:18 pm EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget Android Phone Name Generator launches HTC Bionic Plus 3D E, Motorola Vigor Optimus Prime+
Checking the front porch every few minutes for your Sony Ericsson Charge Vibrant G2? Or perhaps you've fallen for the HTC Mesmerize Vivid Prime (you know, that Super HAMOLED++ 4K tablet runn...
10:47 pm EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget Grand Theft Auto III anniversary edition for iOS and Android exalts a decade of metropolitan mayhem
Before Niko Bellic, there was a man who was known as Claude, who was just as willing to terrorize Liberty City back in Grand Theft Auto III. If fond memories of carjackings and Flashback 95.6 are star...
10:32 pm EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget Art Lebedev details Optimus Popularis keyboard, puts Mini Six up for pre-order
We haven't heard too much out of Art Lebedev since its last major update on the Optimus Popularis and Mini Six back in June, but the Russian design studio is now finally providing a few more details o...
09:30 pm EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget LG Nitro HD review
And then there were three. AT&T's lonesome LTE duo -- the Samsung GS II Skyrocket and HTC Vivid -- just gained a new member with the recent launch of LG's Nitro HD. You may recognize this particul...
09:00 pm EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget LG DoublePlay review
It's no secret that Android's dominance of the smartphone world is due in part to the sheer number of models available running the OS. This abundance of choice, while undoubtedly good for consumers, p...
08:45 pm EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget Verizon planning streaming video service, gets ready to take on Netflix
We can't say we're entirely shocked by the move but, according to Reuters, Verizon is getting ready to enter the streaming media market. Reports are that the company is in talks with programming partn...
08:00 pm EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget Jawbone Up review
Back in July, Jawbone did something surprising. The company, best known for its Bluetooth headsets, announced it was cooking up a wristband called "Up" -- a wearable device that would track the wearer...
07:39 pm EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget Android Market reaches ten billionth download, sells Minecraft, Swiftkey X and others for a dime
Happy milestone, Android Market! It's a busy place, full of hustle and bustle -- so much so, in fact, that the applications plaza for Google's mobile OS just had its ten billionth app downloaded. In h...
07:39 pm EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget Android Market reaches ten billionth download, sells Minecraft, Swiftkey X, others for a dime
Happy milestone, Android Market! It's a busy place, full of hustle and bustle -- so much so, in fact, that the applications plaza for Google's mobile OS just had its ten billionth app downloaded. In h...
07:17 pm EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget Cubic Telecom's Maxroam data SIM card lets you roam the globe without breaking the bank
It's never easy to travel the globe on a tight budget, but Cubic Telecom is doing its best to ease the financial burden a bit, with its new Maxroam card -- a global data SIM card that allows American ...
06:53 pm EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget Global BBC iPlayer app gets squeezed down to iPhone iPod Touch size
While US viewers continue to wait for the expat-edition Global BBC iPlayer app, BBC Worldwide has announced a new version launching December 8th specifically for iPhones and iPod Touches. Like its big...
06:29 pm EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget Google brings graphing calculator functionality to search, still can't play 'Snake'
Well, Google's gone an done it, turning the Internet into one giant graphing calculator. The software behemoth has brought graphing capabilities to search, letting users input a mathematical function ...
06:04 pm EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget ICS-based CyanogenMod 9: it's on track, but not for everybody
The CM9 customization for Android 4.0 has only been in the works since mid-November and already its canny creators claim to have it running on a number of devices. They say they're making the quickest...
05:41 pm EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget First molybdenite IC delivers silicon-crushing, chip-shrinking, graphene-blasting action
Never heard of molybdenite? We're not shocked. Its not nearly as hyped as graphene or quantum dots, but it could be the key to smaller, bendable microchips. The problem with silicon is that, in layers...
05:16 pm EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget 7digital music store app headed to Windows Phone in January, North American expansion planned
7digital brought its 13 million track-strong music store to the BlackBerry Playbook earlier this year, and it looks like it now has another new platform in its sights. The company confirmed today that...
05:01 pm EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget Archos CEO wants to create a child-sized robot for less than 300 euros, apparently
Forget all of Archos' tablet and e-reader nonsense. They're just stepping stones on the way to a grander vision -- one rife with home automation and, apparently, bite-sized, budget-friendly robots. Th...
04:36 pm EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget Galaxy Nexus lands in Verizon stores December 9th, Droid 4 on the 8th
We know you've been impatiently awaiting its arrival, but fear not Android fans -- the Verizon version of the Galaxy Nexus is almost here... we think. A tipster sent in a shot of an internal VZW email...
04:16 pm EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget White Droid RAZR, Xyboard 10.1 and 8.2 tablets to hit Verizon stores this month
Verizon has confirmed that it will begin selling a "flashy new white" version of the Droid RAZR just in time to make an appearance under the tree, with a pair of Xboard tablets shipping this month as ...
04:10 pm EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget Triggertrap automatic shutter release hits production, links your camera to most things
Want your camera to take a shot whenever the phone rings or someone loads your blog page? Triggertrap can arrange that for you. This Arduino-powered box has managed to cross the funding finish-line an...
03:46 pm EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget Yahoo Hub offers free messaging to anyone, locks horns with RIM and Google
Yahoo, evidently tired of being passed up by hundreds of free messaging apps floating around the various smartphone application stores, has launched a service of its own to take on the likes of BBM an...
03:23 pm EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget T-Mobile, Vodafone and KPN raided in Dutch price-fixing probe
Details are pretty slim at the moment, but it appears that Vodafone, KPN and T-Mobile are among the companies that have been raided by Dutch regulators in a price-fixing investigation. The country's c...
03:00 pm EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 277 - 12.06.2011
We've been talking about initiatives with the potential to change how we watch TV and now, one of them is finally ready to launch. We spent a lot of time going over Microsoft's new dashboard for the X...
02:45 pm EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget Xbox 360 fall dashboard update 'slightly' delayed -- stay tuned for details
Still haven't received that fresh new Xbox 360 dashboard update? Don't worry, no one else has either. Arbiter of all things Xbox Major Nelson tweeted "The timing for Xbox 360 update has been slightly ...
02:45 pm EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget Xbox 360 fall dashboard update 'slightly' delayed (update: rolling out now)
Still haven't received that fresh new Xbox 360 dashboard update? Don't worry, no one else has either. Major Nelson tweeted "The timing for Xbox 360 update has been slightly delayed" from the planned 1...
02:45 pm EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget Xbox 360 fall dashboard update 'slightly' delayed (update: its live!)
Still haven't received that fresh new Xbox 360 dashboard update? Don't worry, no one else has either. Major Nelson tweeted "The timing for Xbox 360 update has been slightly delayed" from the planned 1...
02:23 pm EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget Samsung Skyrocket gets too literal, lights up man's pocket
We know, we know -- it could never happen to you, right? We imagine that's exactly what one gentleman thought before his two-week-old Samsung Galaxy S II I727 (Skyrocket) -- unlocked, we believe, give...
01:57 pm EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget The big memory cube gamble: IBM and Micron stack their chips
Manufacturers have been murmuring about 3D memory chips for years, but an escalation in recent radio chatter suggests the technology is on the cusp of becoming commercial. Intel unveiled a Hybrid Memo...
01:32 pm EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget NEC Medias PP N-01D knows what boys like: watch-based notifications
NTT DoCoMo's pantheon of remarkably similar smartphones is expanding again, with the release of NEC's Medias PP N-01D. The chunky 10.9mm blower packs a whopping 1,700 mAh battery that promises 630 hou...
01:04 pm EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget PS Vita shuns multiple accounts and in-game web browsing, disappoints FAQ lovers everywhere
Have a tendency to get stuck in games? Keep your laptop handy, the PlayStation Vita isn't going to make getting tips any easier -- an interview from AV Watch has revealed that Sony's next generation h...
12:33 pm EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget White House releases early test code for Data.gov platform, moves closer to open source reality
The White House's Open Government Partnership inched closer to maturity last week, with the release of a new open data platform, designed to help other governments set up their own Data.gov portals. O...
12:03 pm EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget Apple and major publishers investigated for e-book price fixing
The European Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation into some of the world's largest publishers following a series of unannounced inspections back in March. Hachette Libre, Harper Coll...
12:03 pm EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget Apple and major publishers investigated for e-book price fixing in Europe
The European Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation into some of the world's largest publishers following a series of unannounced inspections back in March. Hachette Libre, Harper Coll...
12:02 pm EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget DirecTV's TiVo ready to return December 8th in a few markets
It's been over three years since we first heard a new TiVo was coming to DirecTV, but the satellite broadcaster has finally revealed it will be available -- in select markets -- starting December 8th,...
11:15 am EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget Sprint LTE phones to arrive 'in the second half' of 2012
Sprint CFO Joe Euteneuer has spilled the 4G beans on the carrier's plans to introduce LTE devices, narrowing it down to the third quarter or the beginning of the fourth quarter next year. Compared to ...
10:39 am EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget After strong Q3 showing, HTC sees nearly 20 percent drop in November revenue
All was looking rosy for HTC at the end of October, when the company released yet another stellar Q3 earnings report. Since then, however, things have apparently gone downhill in a pretty drastic way,...
10:11 am EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget Toshiba's 7-inch Thrive goes on sale a little early, insists it is very much alive
Just because haven't heard a peep from Toshiba about its smaller 7-inch slate since September, doesn't mean you can't find it on sale out there in the vast ether we like to call the internet. Discover...
09:07 am EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget Verizon's Galaxy Nexus won't support Google Wallet, reports claim
The Verizon-branded Galaxy Nexus can do a lot of things, but one thing it apparently won't offer is Google Wallet. According to Computer World, Google has confirmed that Samsung's latest flagship hand...
09:07 am EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget Verizon's Galaxy Nexus won't support Google Wallet, reports claim (update: Verizon responds)
The Verizon-branded Galaxy Nexus can do a lot of things, but one thing it apparently won't offer is Google Wallet. According to Computer World, Google has confirmed that Samsung's latest flagship hand...
09:07 am EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget Verizon's Galaxy Nexus won't support Google Wallet, reports claim (update: Verizon responds twice)
The Verizon-branded Galaxy Nexus can do a lot of things, but one thing it apparently won't offer is Google Wallet. According to Computer World, Google has confirmed that Samsung's latest flagship hand...
08:22 am EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget Aluminum oxide 'egg-carton' could improve quantum dot efficiency
Quantum dots have been deemed the future of everything from light bulbs, to displays and solar panels. Yet, one thing has been keeping them down -- a lack of efficiency. Current has a tendency to leak...
07:48 am EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget Windows Phones starting to receive support for Twitter images in Pictures Hub
The "What's New" feed in Windows Phone Mango's Picture Hub has done a great job offering thumbnail images for Facebook and Windows Live messages, but for some reason lovers of Twitter pictures have be...
07:07 am EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget Kogan advertises Samsung LCDs in its HDTVs, Samsung would rather not take credit
It won't be shocking to most in the electronics industry, but the rest of the world probably doesn't realize that many products use components from other manufacturers and even direct competitors. So ...
06:21 am EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget AMD shaves 800 million transistors from Bulldozer chip, swears nothing's wrong
When a company cuts 40 percent of its transistors from an upcoming processor, one question comes to mind: why? According to ExtremeTech, AMD issued an update stating that its Bulldozer eight core / fo...
05:51 am EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget Chinese Motorola XT928 gets hands-on: less RAZR, more double-edged sword
China's own Motorola RAZRs have arrived, and have plenty to differentiate themselves from the Verizon-coated version available in the US. Thankfully, our colleagues over at Engadget Chinese have manag...
05:23 am EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget Facebook for Android refresh, dedicated Places app on the way?
Now that the folks in Palo Alto have finally churned out that long-awaited iPad app, they'll be focusing on other things, we'd surmise. Apparently, high on the to-do list is a refresh of Android's Fac...
05:01 am EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget Lenovo's rugged ThinkPad X130e targets the education market, arrives December 20 for $469
When we first spotted leaked photos of Lenovo's ThinkPad X130e, we just kind of assumed it was the next-gen successor to the X120e, which we reviewed almost a year ago. Well, you know what happens whe...
05:01 am EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget Lenovo's rugged ThinkPad X130e targets students, arrives December 20 for $469
When we first spotted leaked photos of Lenovo's ThinkPad X130e, we just kind of assumed it was the next-gen successor to the X120e, which we reviewed almost a year ago. Well, you know what happens whe...
04:04 am EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget ZTE V881 is Blade's successor, adds modest bumps in specs
We saw the ZTE Blade V880 make its official outing at MWC in February, and given how quickly sequels to other phones have been coming out this year we'd say it's ripe for a successor. Enter the ZTE V8...
03:32 am EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget Crapgadget: holidon't edition
What's that? You weren't sufficiently inspired by our last Crapgadget guide to gift misgivings? Good news, with the holidays rapidly approaching, the Crapgadgets are coming fast and furious, and we've...
02:59 am EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget Scanomat TopBrewer brings iPhone control, elegant design to single-cup coffee makers (video)
There's no question that we love our coffee, but we're often far less intrigued by the brewing process than we are the result. With its incredibly sleek design and simple iPhone or iPad control, Scano...
02:28 am EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget Dual-core Meizu MX fully unveiled, launching on January 1st with HSPA+
After some teases and leaks, Meizu's finally unveiled its next flagship phone MX to keep China entertained for 2012. While the quad core flavor won't be here until next year, this dual core model will...
02:09 am EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget Chumby brings app network to LG Smart TV platform, more living rooms
Chumby's app ecosystem expanded to yet another platform last week, thanks to a new partnership with LG. Under the deal, owners of LG's Smart TV-enabled devices will now be able to access more than 1,0...
01:46 am EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget DingleBerry jailbreak hits beta, frees PlayBooks until tomorrow
Been awaiting the release of a PlayBook jailbreak with bated breath? Well if you've got Canada's favorite tablet and are rocking Windows, you're in luck as DingleBerry has just gone live. While beta 0...
01:30 am EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget Nissan Leaf to get inductive charging, lose its stem in 2013 (video)
Nissan has big plans for the still-budding Leaf. The Japanese automaker lit up its impressive Leaf-powered Smart House at the Tokyo Motor Show last week, but also demoed its wireless charging solution...
01:00 am EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: worlds largest LEGO Christmas tree, turbine powered LEDs and a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle
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 into the spirit of the holiday seas...
12:32 am EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget Napster name will live on to irritate Lars Ulrich another day in UK, Germany
Those who declared the death of Napster have apparently underestimated the survival skills of the plucky headphone-wearing feline. The piracy-enabler-turned-legit-streaming-service will continue to li...
12:04 am EDT - Tue, December 6, 2011
Engadget ASUS Transformer Prime origami-style Smart Cover is ready for its closeup (video)
ASUS Taiwan's been busy updating its Facebook with pictures of all its BFFs, completing the 30-day music challenge and posting a video of the Transformer Prime's new origami-style smart cover. Slottin...
11:34 pm EDT - Mon, December 5, 2011
Engadget Retro gadget orchestra nails House of the Rising Sun, puts your garage band to shame (video)
YouTube user BD594, also known as James Cochrane, is no stranger to pushing retro tech to its musical limits. Back in 2009 he coaxed a scanner, an Atari 800XL and a host of other antiquated gadgets to...
11:02 pm EDT - Mon, December 5, 2011
Engadget Cowon announces CE-based R7 media tablet, earns a few perplexed stares
Cowon makes some pretty slick looking Android PMPs, as well as some more underwhelming devices running Windows CE. The latest in the latter category is the R7 -- a 7-inch media player that's being bil...
10:41 pm EDT - Mon, December 5, 2011
Engadget Must See HDTV (December 5th - 11th)
All you have to do is look at the calendar to know we're suddenly going to be buried under a deluge of holiday-season-specific programming. Of course, it's not all Michael Buble's Christmas Special, w...
10:22 pm EDT - Mon, December 5, 2011
Engadget Motorola Droid 4 with LTE, Xoom 2 Media Edition with AT&T bands hit FCC
Motorola's been on a FCC-approving rampage lately, and we have two more entries to add to the mix. The first is what appears to be the QWERTY-packing Droid 4: not only does it come with Verizon's LTE ...
10:04 pm EDT - Mon, December 5, 2011
Engadget WSJ: Verizon Galaxy Nexus to sell for $299.99 on two-year contract
It might not come as too much of a surprise given other recent high-end smartphones, but The Wall Street Journal is now reporting that Verizon's version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus will sell for $299....
09:44 pm EDT - Mon, December 5, 2011
Engadget Microsoft delays Windows Phone launch in China until next year
Next week will mark the one-year anniversary of Microsoft's declaration that Windows Phone 7 would come to China during the second half of 2011, but the company has officially stated that it's not goi...
09:17 pm EDT - Mon, December 5, 2011
Engadget European regulators set sights on Carrier IQ, rootkit scandal goes international
Most of the bruhaha over Carrier IQ and its activity-tracking rootkit has been contained to the US so far. That's about to change though, and the software company could find itself at the center of an...
09:00 pm EDT - Mon, December 5, 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...
08:41 pm EDT - Mon, December 5, 2011
Engadget Verizon Galaxy Nexus purportedly pictured in retail packaging
We've already seen one Verizon Galaxy Nexus turn up at the Samsung Experience store in New York, and now some images of another unit have surfaced on the XDA forums showing the smartphone in what's pu...
08:22 pm EDT - Mon, December 5, 2011
Engadget ComScore: Android continues to boom, RIM and Microsoft decline
Numbers, numbers, numbers. ComScore is back with a few more of them, this time covering the mobile market during a three-month average period ending in October. The results aren't going to shock you: ...
08:01 pm EDT - Mon, December 5, 2011
Engadget HP and Box.net team up to offer some business customers some storage some of the time
Fact of the day: Hewlett Packard and Box.net's corporate headquarters are only one block away in Palo Alto, so Meg Whitman could have sealed this deal in a street corner branch of Starbucks. The two c...
07:26 pm EDT - Mon, December 5, 2011
Engadget Ainol launches the NOVO7, the world's first Android 4.0 tablet, for $100 plus shipping
Just as we were geeking out to the Jaguar 7's Ice Cream Sandwich demo and anxiously awaiting the Transformer Prime, Ingenic and MIPS completely took us by surprise by announcing the Ainol-branded NOVO...
06:48 pm EDT - Mon, December 5, 2011
Engadget Verizon lights one candle for LTE, confirms Xyboard Droid tablet name, December launch
Today marks one full year after Verizon first flipped the switch on LTE, with 365 days of 4G speeds for customers in 39 markets. By the end of next week, Big Red will light up a few more cities, bring...
06:22 pm EDT - Mon, December 5, 2011
Engadget Gowalla confirms move to Facebook, service to shut down in January
Reports of an acquisition first surfaced on CNN Money late last week, and now Gowalla has confirmed that it has indeed been acquired by Facebook. According to the company, the Gowalla service itself w...
05:54 pm EDT - Mon, December 5, 2011
Engadget Samsung SE-208BW Smart Media Hub packs DVD writer, we ask why then take it for a spin (video)
Is there any better way to ring in 2012 than to drop 129 bills on a shiny new wireless-enabled DVD burner? Absolutely. But if your New Year's resolution includes archiving smartphone pics to optical m...
05:29 pm EDT - Mon, December 5, 2011
Engadget LG reveals X-Note Z330 Ultrabook, claims it cold boots in ten seconds
Not to be confused with the bulkier P330 13.3-incher we saw last month, the new X-Note Z330 looks to have toned up to gain membership to the mwah-mwah Ultrabook clique. It's a mere 14.7mm (0.58-inches...
05:02 pm EDT - Mon, December 5, 2011
Engadget OTA Honeycomb update rolling out to wealthy HTC Flyer owners
You see that? It's a screenshot from a 32GB 3G + WiFi model of HTC's 7-inch Flyer that's suddenly updated to Honeycomb 3.2 without so much as a note from its mother. A tipster to the French site ...
04:36 pm EDT - Mon, December 5, 2011
Engadget Cox TV Connect app brings more live cable TV streaming to iPads
The list of pay-TV providers that don't have an app that turns your iPad into another TV screen has grown one shorter today, as Cox Communications announced its Cox TV Connect app. Like other apps fro...
04:10 pm EDT - Mon, December 5, 2011
Engadget Fujitsu Arrows ES IS12F coming to Japan next year: thick name, thin phone
KDDI's au network in Japan has revealed that it'll be stocking the slender Fujitsu Arrows ES IS12F starting January 2012. Fujitsu fans may recall seeing a very similar handset with the same (mostly) 6...
03:45 pm EDT - Mon, December 5, 2011
Engadget Sony Ericsson to become Sony in mid-2012
Sony and Ericsson's decade-long partnership may have humbled Kim Kardashian, but dwindling market share and an over-reliance on feature phones signaled the end of the affair. Ericsson will have until ...
03:35 pm EDT - Mon, December 5, 2011
Engadget Grand Central Apple Store opening December 9th, giving New Yorkers eight billionth way to buy an iPad
It's been a long time coming, but it looks like Apple's finally ready to take the wraps off its latest store. The company's latest New York City outpost is set to get its grand opening in mellow Grand...
03:10 pm EDT - Mon, December 5, 2011
Engadget New periodic table elements finally get names, will probably want to trade them in
Flerovium and livermorium. Prime names for really ugly babies -- or, equivalently, new elements on the periodic table. The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry opted for the latter last w...
02:47 pm EDT - Mon, December 5, 2011
Engadget Samsung teases flexible, transparent display in concept video
Samsung's flexible display technology isn't slated to hit the market until 2012, but the Korean manufacturer is already giving us a glimpse of how it may transform our lives, with a freshly released c...
02:23 pm EDT - Mon, December 5, 2011
Engadget Leaked Intel roadmap hints at Ivy Bridge's future
Considering how frequently Intel roadmaps leak out, you have to wonder which super-spy is smuggling all those diplomatic bags out of Santa Clara. The latest seems to contain detailed plans for 2012's ...
02:00 pm EDT - Mon, December 5, 2011
Engadget PingChat! becomes Touch, delivers real-time social collaboration to Android, BlackBerry and iOS (video)
13 million PingChat! users will soon find their cross-platform instant messaging companion taking on a more social and interactive life. Today, Enflick is announcing a new platform for communication k...
01:30 pm EDT - Mon, December 5, 2011
Engadget Motorola Xoom 2 review
Motorola's Xoom 2 arrives at a point where Apple's iPad (first- or second-generation...) still dominates the tablet market. The original Xoom was the first tablet to arrive with Android Honeycomb, an ...
01:16 pm EDT - Mon, December 5, 2011
Engadget Lenovo S10 and S10e fan noise gets user fix, involves minor surgery
It's admittedly been a while since we heard about some Lenovo S10 users' issues with heat dissipation and increasingly aggressive fan noise. Two years on, and one frustrated owner has taken it upon th...
12:54 pm EDT - Mon, December 5, 2011
Engadget iFaith v1.4 allows downgrade to iOS 5.0, jailbreaker's dream come true
In the game of Apple versus the jailbreakers, Cupertino threw the community a curveball with iOS 5's newly restricted downgrade system which blocks devices from restoring to old 5.x firmware. With the...
12:32 pm EDT - Mon, December 5, 2011
Engadget Dell halts online sales of Streak 7 tablet, turns toward a new mobile future
You might wanna pause for a moment of silence, because it looks like Dell has just discontinued its Streak 7 tablet. As the folks over at Streak Smart recently noticed, the Android slate has mysteriou...
12:05 pm EDT - Mon, December 5, 2011
Engadget Asus Padfone with Tegra 3 coming in early 2012
Just as we were settling down to another calm and banterful Engadget Mobile Podcast, our special guest had to go and throw us some hard news. Yup, and rather than making you sit through the entire two...
11:36 am EDT - Mon, December 5, 2011
Engadget ZiiLabs demos Ice Cream Sandwich on its Jaguar 7 tablet, looks swift and tasty (video)
It's been few month's since ZiiLabs introduced more hardware designs for its Jaguar line of OEM-oriented reference tablets, and now, the company has released a brief demo video of its seven-inch varia...
11:03 am EDT - Mon, December 5, 2011
Engadget Hexxeh adds a splash of lime to Chromium OS, brings extra hardware and plugin support
The open source version of Google's Chrome OS just got a zesty refresh. Capable of being housed in a mere USB stick, the latest image improves on Hexxeh's Vanilla release with hardware support for mor...
10:00 am EDT - Mon, December 5, 2011
Engadget HCI Roommate III puts Android powered TVs in hospitals
Many companies have tried their hand at Android-powered TVs and set-top boxes outside of the Google TV ecosystem before, but HCI's Roommate III is apparently the first line destined for the sterile en...
08:52 am EDT - Mon, December 5, 2011
Engadget ESA abandons Russian space probe, hopes it doesn't plummet to earth
Things have gone from bad to worse for the orbit locked Phobos-Grunt space probe, having lost contact with the European Space Agency, the probe faces abandonment and disaster. The soviet star-gazer go...
07:30 am EDT - Mon, December 5, 2011
Engadget Plex app available on Kindle Fire, media servers and other clients get new updates too
For a media software package to survive these days, it has to be able to run pretty much anywhere and just recently Plex added the Kindle Fire to its list of supported platforms, uploading its Android...
05:51 am EDT - Mon, December 5, 2011
Engadget Xbox Companion app for WP7 will launch alongside the new dashboard December 6th
The fall 2011 dashboard update for Microsoft's Xbox 360 is just a day or so away from arriving and while certain video partners may not be ready to ring the bell day one, its slick Xbox Companion app ...
05:01 am EDT - Mon, December 5, 2011
Engadget Xbox 360 Dashboard update (Fall 2011) review
Kiss that old "New Xbox Experience" goodbye -- the Xbox Dashboard just went full Metro. Microsoft teased the console's latest overhaul back at E3, promising to "change living room entertainment foreve...
05:01 am EDT - Mon, December 5, 2011
Engadget Xbox 360 Dashboard update review (fall 2011)
Kiss that old "New Xbox Experience" goodbye -- the Xbox Dashboard just went full Metro. Microsoft teased the console's latest overhaul back at E3, promising to "change living room entertainment foreve...
05:00 am EDT - Mon, December 5, 2011
Engadget Xbox 360's new video services won't all launch right away; Comcast, Verizon, and HBO Go delayed
Microsoft's new dashboard for the Xbox 360 is close at hand (read our full review for the details) but not all of the video partners that were announced for the new Kinect-centric experience will be l...
03:51 am EDT - Mon, December 5, 2011
Engadget How would you change Motorola's Droid Bionic?
Two Droid units, two weeks in a row here at HWYC? Say it ain't so! This go 'round, we've got Motorola's Droid Bionic, yet another LTE handset in Verizon Wireless' stable, and with a $300-on-contract a...
02:34 am EDT - Mon, December 5, 2011
Engadget AT&T's LG Nitro HD goes up for sale, LTE-enabled Gingerbread pep for $250
In case you forget that AT&T's latest LTE-equipped smartphone hit shelves today, consider this a friendly reminder from your mobile obsessed friends here at Engadget.We're talking about the LG's N...
01:24 am EDT - Mon, December 5, 2011
Engadget Switched On: Keeping the 'app' out of Apple's TV
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.Rumors continue to heat up that Apple will enter the television market next year, stepping up its Apple TV "hobby" into...
11:22 pm EDT - Sun, December 4, 2011
Engadget Lovefilm's movie streaming will switch from Flash to Silverlight on PCs in 2012
As it prepares for Netflix's 2012 UK invasion Lovefilm appears to be taking a page out of its competitor's strategy, and it's all because of the studios. When streaming to Windows PCs and Macs it will...
09:18 pm EDT - Sun, December 4, 2011
Engadget Kobo offers one free book a month, brings peashooter to the e-reader gunfight
In a slightly underwhelming attempt to match Amazon's Lending Library proposition, Kobo will start to offer a free download each month to new Touch eReader owners. Starting in January, customers will ...
07:16 pm EDT - Sun, December 4, 2011
Engadget German researchers create smudge repellent coating from candle soot
While they're working on the lack of feedback, and need for exposed skin problems for touch screens, that other gripe -- dirty smudges -- could soon be wiped-out permanently. Researchers from the Max ...
05:28 pm EDT - Sun, December 4, 2011
Engadget Whaaa? The original Motorola LapDock can now be yours for $50
Remember the good 'ol days (specifically, this past February) when the first Motorola LapDock cost as much as $500 up front and nearly got laughed out of AT&T stores? The sleek Webtop accessory co...
05:28 pm EDT - Sun, December 4, 2011
Engadget The original Motorola LapDock can now be yours for $50
Remember the good 'ol days (specifically, this past February) when the first Motorola LapDock cost as much as $500 up front and nearly got laughed out of AT&T stores? The sleek Webtop accessory co...
03:02 pm EDT - Sun, December 4, 2011
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of November 28, 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...
12:14 pm EDT - Sun, December 4, 2011
Engadget ThinkGeek and Aperture Science do what they must, intro more Portal-themed goods because they can
Been yearning for more Portal 2-inspired goods from ThinkGeek? Fret not, dear test subject, the company's got some products ways that should satiate your desire for Cave Johnson-approved chachkas. New...
09:29 am EDT - Sun, December 4, 2011
Engadget Google employees now testing Ice Cream Sandwich for Nexus S, claim it's delicious
Damn them. As it turns out, Google employees are the lucky guinea pigs for testing Android 4.0 on the Nexus S, and Mountain View's minions have now begun crowing about their superiority. On the up sid...
06:37 am EDT - Sun, December 4, 2011
Engadget Droid Xyboard accessories arrive at Verzion, can't hide from Mr. Blurrycam
If you've had any doubts regarding the likelihood Motorola Mobility's Xoom 2 LTE tablets arriving at Verizon under the Droid Xyboard moniker, Mr. Blurrycam would like you to have a gander at the pictu...
06:37 am EDT - Sun, December 4, 2011
Engadget Droid Xyboard accessories arrive at Verizon, can't hide from Mr. Blurrycam
If you've had any doubts regarding the likelihood Motorola Mobility's Xoom 2 LTE tablets arriving at Verizon under the Droid Xyboard moniker, Mr. Blurrycam would like you to have a gander at the pictu...
04:15 am EDT - Sun, December 4, 2011
Engadget Ask Engadget: best network media player streamer?
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 Mark, who needs the stream, If ...
02:00 am EDT - Sun, December 4, 2011
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 115 - 12.03.2011
XXL times call for XXL podcasts. That's why we're here with you this week for more than two hours, with help straight from the center of the netbook universe, Taipei, in the form of netbooknews.com's ...
12:45 am EDT - Sun, December 4, 2011
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Nexus for Verizon LTE hands-on (video)
New Yorkers got a sneak peak at the Verizon LTE flavor of the Galaxy Nexus at the Samsung Experience in Columbus Circle today, and we dropped by to spend a few minutes with the Ice Cream Sandwich hand...
10:02 pm EDT - Sat, December 3, 2011
Engadget Android Design Preview simplifies app mockups, developers' lives (video)
A new Java utility should help Android developers and designers who need to rapidly prototype application layouts. The appropriately named Android Design Preview mirrors part of your desktop on an And...
08:50 pm EDT - Sat, December 3, 2011
Engadget Syria bans iPhone in attempt to curb protests and silence citizen journalists
Times are tough in Syria right now, but that isn't stopping the Assad government from making things a whole lot worse. The nation's customs department, a branch of the Syrian Finance Ministry, has off...
07:45 pm EDT - Sat, December 3, 2011
Engadget Verizon apps crash the Galaxy Nexus party, are quickly shown the door
The 4G-flavored Galaxy Nexus has been spotted by the gadget paparazzi yet again. This time, attention was focused on what the Verizon branding will add in the way of obligatory software detritus. Fort...
06:22 pm EDT - Sat, December 3, 2011
Engadget Charter Cable boosts downloads to 100Mbps, keeps uploads limited to a modest 5Mbps
Good news Charter customers, you're getting a speed bump! The DOCSIS 3.0-based cable service is boosting both download and upload speeds across all tiers of its service -- starting at the bottom with ...
04:47 pm EDT - Sat, December 3, 2011
Engadget Samsung's two-faced SCH-W999 Android plays the dual core, dual SIM game
Remember Samsung's second-gen dual-screen Android clamshell we spotted about a month ago? Well, here it is at last: announced in partnership with China Telecom, this SCH-W999 flip phone packs two 3.5-...
04:17 pm EDT - Sat, December 3, 2011
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of November 28, 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...
02:19 pm EDT - Sat, December 3, 2011
Engadget Carrier IQ VP says software poses no threat to user privacy, backs up his argument with metaphor
The final chapter of the Carrier IQ saga has yet to be written, but at this juncture, even the rosiest of rose-tinted observers would be hard pressed to find a silver lining. The specter of federal in...
01:13 pm EDT - Sat, December 3, 2011
Engadget UK courts to introduce tablets, vow to cut back on tree killing ways
It may not be retiring the powdered wigs just yet, but according to The Guardian, the British government is ready to replace traditional paper documents with tablets in UK courtrooms. Starting in Apri...
10:52 am EDT - Sat, December 3, 2011
Engadget Official Galaxy Nexus dock accessories play pre-order, CarDock and HDMI included (video)
If holding one of the most pimpin' phones on the planet isn't enough to properly distinguish you from the pack, then it's time to accessorize that slab, ya dig? Four Samsung dock connectors for the Ga...
09:11 am EDT - Sat, December 3, 2011
Engadget Sony brings the Holodeck to life, throws in giant sea monsters for free (video)
The Holodeck is real and there's no Lt. Barclay to make things awkward. Using a combination of a Steadicam, multiple EyeToy cameras, PlayStation Move controllers, projection mapping, motion tracking, ...
07:20 am EDT - Sat, December 3, 2011
Engadget Galaxy Nexus gets recovery images, for when your hacking joy turns to tears
Like extreme stunts, hacking can be rather thrilling. Still, there will always be freak accidents when things don't go as planned, and thankfully, Google has released a safety net for you Galaxy Nexus...
05:24 am EDT - Sat, December 3, 2011
Engadget Apple's request to block Samsung Galaxy tablet, phone sales in the US is denied
As the legal drama between Apple and Samsung drags on around the world, US District Court Judge has rejected Apple's request to block the sales of Galaxy devices. Reuters reports the ruling came out l...
04:39 am EDT - Sat, December 3, 2011
Engadget Sony Reader WiFi officially drops to $129.99
Love 'em or hate 'em, one thing's for sure -- e-readers just keep getting cheaper. The latest to see a dip in price is the Sony Reader WiFi, which debuted at $149.99 just a couple of months back, but ...
03:22 am EDT - Sat, December 3, 2011
Engadget Aptera fresh out of greenbacks, closes up shop
Bummer for fans of teardrop shaped three-wheelers, as your favorite chariot, Aptera's 2e, will never see the light of day. Despite getting the ball rolling on a $150 million loan from the DOE, subsequ...
02:56 am EDT - Sat, December 3, 2011
Engadget Some Android phones fail to enforce permissions, exposed to unauthorized app access
Eight Android phones, including the Motorola Droid X and Samsung Epic 4G, were found to house major permission flaws according to a research team at North Carolina State University. Their study reveal...
01:31 am EDT - Sat, December 3, 2011
Engadget Telstra opens 'Androidland' store in Australia with a little help from Google
No, that's not the latest addition to Google's Mountain View campus. That is Telstra's brand new Androidland store, which has just opened its doors in Melbourne, Australia. The store was built with so...
12:06 am EDT - Sat, December 3, 2011
Engadget Samsung 'Optical Sensor in Pixel' LCDs rolling out, ready for Surface 2.0
With Samsung's Microsoft Surface product, the SUR40, already available for pre-order, the company says its 1080p 40-inch "Optical Sensor in Pixel" LCD panels have gone into mass production. Those opti...
10:58 pm EDT - Fri, December 2, 2011
Engadget DirecTV's new five tuner HR34 Home Media Center DVR ready to launch December 8th?
After waiting years for someone to deliver the first RVU-capable multiroom DVR setup, info leaked to SatelliteGuys indicates we only have to hold out one more week for DirecTV's HR34 DVR. While DirecT...
10:34 pm EDT - Fri, December 2, 2011
Engadget US Cyber Command completes major cyber attack simulation, seems pleased with the results
The US Cyber Command is barely out of its infancy, but it's already crossed one milestone off its to-do list, with the successful completion of its first major test run. The exercise, known as Cyber F...
09:51 pm EDT - Fri, December 2, 2011
Engadget GM considers new battery for Volt, offers to buy back hybrids from pyrophobic customers
Still freaked out about that whole Volt catching fire thing? Well, GM wants you to know it's taking your concerns very seriously. The company is considering a redesign of the battery in the hybrid, po...
09:21 pm EDT - Fri, December 2, 2011
Engadget Motorola tablet says hello to FCC, totes Verizon LTE bands
Could this be a Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition with Verizon's LTE making its way through the FCC? The tablet sports LTE band 13 -- Big Red's particular flavor -- as well as CDMA / EVDO. It also technic...
09:21 pm EDT - Fri, December 2, 2011
Engadget Motorola Xyboard tablet says hello to FCC, totes Verizon LTE bands (update: two tablets!)
Could this be the Motorola Xyboard Media Edition with Verizon's LTE making its way through the FCC? The tablet sports LTE band 13 -- Big Red's particular flavor -- as well as CDMA / EVDO. It also tech...
09:12 pm EDT - Fri, December 2, 2011
Engadget SupaBoy portable SNES, the most fun you can have without a soldering iron
We previewed Hyperkin's SupaBoy back in the summer and loved the idea of toting 'round original SNES games without resorting to Ben Heck-style crafting. The handheld takes full-size cartridges, packs ...
08:45 pm EDT - Fri, December 2, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 5PM ET with special guest Nicole Scott!
We stuffed ourselves with turkey and yams last week, so naturally the long post-holiday break has left us trying to digest a whole mess of wireless news. This is a podcast you won't want to miss, beca...
08:43 pm EDT - Fri, December 2, 2011
Engadget FTC asked to open an investigation into Carrier IQ
It was only a matter of time, we suppose, before this whole Carrier IQ thing started drawing the attention of lawmakers. The saga has quickly spiraled out of control, with carriers being forced to dec...
08:24 pm EDT - Fri, December 2, 2011
Engadget Apple applies for 'digital handshake' patent powered by invisible ink
Time for the usual disclaimer, since we're taking a journey into the murky world of Cupertino's patent applications -- it's just as likely we'll never see or hear of this tech again as it is to wind u...
07:58 pm EDT - Fri, December 2, 2011
Engadget Trouble hearing? Advanced Bionics' waterproof implant is paddling your way
If you're one of the 200,000 deaf people who've received cochlear implants, then here's an upgrade worth considering: the Neptune from Advanced Bionics claims to be "the world's first and only swimmab...
07:34 pm EDT - Fri, December 2, 2011
Engadget PSA: Mophie and Best Buy issue seperate iDevice battery pack recalls due to overheating concerns
Sporting an external battery pack on your iPod Touch or iPhone? If it happens to be from Mophie or Best Buy's Rocketfish brand, we'd advise you to take note and avoid getting burned. Rocketfish's RF-K...
07:34 pm EDT - Fri, December 2, 2011
Engadget PSA: Mophie and Best Buy issue separate iDevice battery pack recalls due to overheating concerns
Sporting an external battery pack on your iPod Touch or iPhone? If it happens to be from Mophie or Best Buy's Rocketfish brand, we'd advise you to take note and avoid getting burned. Rocketfish's RF-K...
07:09 pm EDT - Fri, December 2, 2011
Engadget Amazon canceling some Transformer Prime pre-orders, supply shortages to blame
Were you one of the eager beavers who pre-ordered ASUS' new superslate, the Transformer Prime, from Amazon? It turns out, demand for the tablet was so great that it's outstripped the retailer's supply...
06:49 pm EDT - Fri, December 2, 2011
Engadget Lockheed Martin shows us how it's getting Orion ready to explore the cosmos
It's not every day that America designs an entirely new spacecraft. Rarer still is the creation of a vehicle that can carry man, not just machine, beyond the earth's gravitational pull. In the history...
06:10 pm EDT - Fri, December 2, 2011
Engadget Hands-on with Dijit's universal remote app for iPad
By now, you should all be familiar with Griffin's Beacon universal remote system, as we've gotten our hands on the iPhone version and let you know about the one for Android, too. Well Dijit, who creat...
05:46 pm EDT - Fri, December 2, 2011
Engadget Google brings free voice calls to Hangouts, really wants you to hang out
Google's Hangout feature has just become a little more Hangout-y, now that the folks in Mountain View have integrated free voice calls within Google+. Available to users within the US and Canada,...
05:21 pm EDT - Fri, December 2, 2011
Engadget iBuypower outs liquid-cooled Gamer Paladin HS11 for $999
Is it possible to build a fully-fledged and decently frigid gaming PC for $999 with a profit margin to spare? The Gamer Paladin HS11's spec sheet suggests it is. In contrast to the fiery Chimera 4, yo...
05:00 pm EDT - Fri, December 2, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Show returns Tuesday, December 13th -- win a ticket to the taping!
A one horse open sleigh? Not quite, but we will be flying to Japan to check out a Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the Tokyo Auto Show. We'll also be sitting down to discuss our top tech of the year and, as ...
04:40 pm EDT - Fri, December 2, 2011
Engadget Engadget Podcast 266 - 12.02.2011
Listener, it's been a weird week. Big Brother's inside your phone, a tasty new OS is inside your phone, and now it's even easier to livestream your life from your phone. How do all these revelations c...
04:20 pm EDT - Fri, December 2, 2011
Engadget FCC Fridays: December 2, 2011
We here at Engadget Mobile tend to spend a lot of way too much time poring over the latest FCC filings, be it on the net or directly on the ol' Federal Communications Commission's site. Since we could...
04:01 pm EDT - Fri, December 2, 2011
Engadget Verizon's Galaxy Nexus updated to Android 4.1.0, finally ready to dance?
A lucky human known as "Bradgog" posted the above screenshot to a thread on My Droid World last night, ostensibly heralding the arrival of Android 4.1 on Verizon's Samsung Galaxy Nexus. As you can see...
03:40 pm EDT - Fri, December 2, 2011
Engadget Napster uses up another one of its lives, now fully merged with Rhapsody
The last dozen years have been quite the roller coaster ride for the Napster crew. The service, which became synonymous with music piracy not all that long after its launch in 1999, made more than its...
03:17 pm EDT - Fri, December 2, 2011
Engadget AT&T rolls out 4G LTE in parts of New York City
We got a taste of AT&T's 4G LTE action last night in the Big Apple with the introduction of its LG Nitro HD, and today, the company has apparently flipped the 4G "on" switch in the City That Never...
03:17 pm EDT - Fri, December 2, 2011
Engadget AT&T 4G LTE now working in parts of New York City
We got a taste of AT&T's 4G LTE action last night in the Big Apple with the introduction of its LG Nitro HD, and today, the company has apparently flipped the 4G "on" switch in the City That Never...
02:43 pm EDT - Fri, December 2, 2011
Engadget Verizon scores new spectrum from Comcast, Time Warner and Bright House for $3.6 billion
Verizon has a pretty serious head start in the LTE race. To make sure it stays at the front of the pack, Big Red has entered an agreement with SpectrumCo (a joint venture between Comcast, Time Warner ...
02:43 pm EDT - Fri, December 2, 2011
Engadget Verizon scores new spectrum from Comcast, Time Warner and Bright House for $3.6 billion (update)
Verizon has a pretty serious head start in the LTE race. To make sure it stays at the front of the pack, Big Red has entered an agreement with SpectrumCo (a joint venture between Comcast, Time Warner ...
02:35 pm EDT - Fri, December 2, 2011
Engadget WikiLeaks' Spy Files shed light on the corporate side of government surveillance
WikiLeaks' latest batch of documents hit the web this week, providing the world with a scarily thorough breakdown of a thoroughly scary industry -- government surveillance. The organization's trove, k...
02:12 pm EDT - Fri, December 2, 2011
Engadget Engadget Distro Issue 16 examines the Galaxy Nexus, Audi's R18 prototype and Fanatec's sim-racing gear
Finally pulled yourself out of last week's turkey coma? Awesome. You've managed to regain consciousness just in time for a freshly baked edition of Engadget Distro. In this installment we discuss the ...
01:50 pm EDT - Fri, December 2, 2011
Engadget BMW and Toyota to collaborate on future lithium-ion tech, love notes
What kind of doors open when you're Toyota and you sell over three million hybrids? Apparently a partnership with BMW on "next-generation" lithium-ion packs and all sorts of future green debauchery...
01:31 pm EDT - Fri, December 2, 2011
Engadget RIM takes $485 million hit on the PlayBook in Q3
Just how much is the PlayBook costing RIM? The BlackBerry-maker revealed that it will be taking a $485 million hit in the third fiscal quarter, thanks to the QNX-packing tablet. The charge reflects fl...
01:09 pm EDT - Fri, December 2, 2011
Engadget Gigabyte's T1006 at the FCC, flaunts some convertible Cedar Trail style
We just caught wind of Gigabyte's latest netvertible, the T1132, just days ago, and now its cousin, the T1006, has popped up at the FCC. Like its sibling, the T1006 comes with VGA, HDMI, and three USB...
12:35 pm EDT - Fri, December 2, 2011
Engadget Will Windows 8 for ARM tablets cut the cord on desktop mode?
Is it us, or is the dream of a full Windows experience on low-power ARM tablets getting steadily eroded? We've long known that these slates would sacrifice backwards compatibility with legacy software...
12:35 pm EDT - Fri, December 2, 2011
Engadget Will Windows 8 for ARM tablets cut the cord on desktop mode? (Update: Maybe not)
Is it us, or is the dream of a full Windows experience on low-power ARM tablets getting steadily eroded? We've long known that these slates would sacrifice backwards compatibility with legacy software...
12:22 pm EDT - Fri, December 2, 2011
Engadget Brits, your government needs you to solve this puzzle
Spare a thought for the British intelligence services. Every time they come up with a clever recruitment drive, their efforts are hampered by yet another off-putting death scene in a certain long-runn...
11:48 am EDT - Fri, December 2, 2011
Engadget Acer announces Iconia Tab A200 packing Tegra 2 CPU, Ice Cream Sandwich on the way
We've already seen it pass through the FCC and pop-up in a family-friendly video, but today, Acer's Iconia Tab A200 has finally received official status, courtesy of an announcement obtained by Netboo...
10:21 am EDT - Fri, December 2, 2011
Engadget Verizon-branded Galaxy Nexus runs impressive 4G LTE speed test on two bars (video)
How fast can the Samsung Galaxy Nexus run on Verizon's 4G network? Pretty darn fast, according to a freshly leaked video. Originally spotted by the folks over at Phandroid, the clip shows a Verizon-br...
10:01 am EDT - Fri, December 2, 2011
Engadget MIT-created algorithm predicts likelihood of running red lights, places blame where appropriate
The bad news: Math will always judge you. The good news: It'll still be there to judge everyone else. In a recent article published in the IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, MIT'...
08:54 am EDT - Fri, December 2, 2011
Engadget Verizon purportedly readying new LTE tablets, Xyboard gets namedropped
Are there two Droid tablets on Verizon's horizon? It certainly seems like it, now that CNET has outed the Motorola Mobility Droid Xyboard. According to the news outlet, Verizon is gearing up to releas...
08:00 am EDT - Fri, December 2, 2011
Engadget Supercurio brings Carrier IQ detection to the people, pitchfork optional
While the Carrier IQ saga continues to unfold, our eForensics ally, François Simond (supercurio) has cooked up an app for any Android device users wanting to check if the analytics company has ...
07:35 am EDT - Fri, December 2, 2011
Engadget EVDrive offers first batch of e-Moto-CRF250R bikes for $13,700
Motocross riders, go electric and the wildlife will love you for it. In fact, equip yourselves with second-generation e-Moto-CRF250R from EVDrive and human onlookers will love you too, because the 80 ...
06:40 am EDT - Fri, December 2, 2011
Engadget Introducing Memo Touch, a tablet designed for elders with short-term memory loss
Here's a product you don't see every day: a tablet designed specifically for senior citizens -- albeit with rather limited functionality. The Memo Touch is designed as a reminder tool for those who st...
05:35 am EDT - Fri, December 2, 2011
Engadget Air Force X-37B space plane books additional time on orbital cruise, orders another margarita
If your secret space plane's in orbit and doing its secret thing well enough, why bother bringing it home? This appears to be the mindset of the Air Force regarding its experimental X-37B space plane,...
05:14 am EDT - Fri, December 2, 2011
Engadget Apple appeals Samsung tablet ruling, Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales still blocked in Australia
As expected, Apple has decided to appeal a ruling on its injunction blocking the sale of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia to the High Court. The means Samsung cannot start selling its slates at ...
04:39 am EDT - Fri, December 2, 2011
Engadget Toyota Fun-Vii concept car envisions instantly customizable interior and exterior
Look, the reality is that you can't drive your car into a Pay 'n' Spray every 15 minutes or so à la Grand Theft Auto, but what if you can simply change the vehicle's skin at the tap of a button...
03:44 am EDT - Fri, December 2, 2011
Engadget Google looks to compete with Amazon Prime, offer speedy delivery service in 2012
You ordered a nifty thing. Now the nifty thing has to make your day by arriving. Then you'll have your nifty thing and a warm and nifty feeling inside. Evidently, Google's following this very line of ...
02:56 am EDT - Fri, December 2, 2011
Engadget Senseg's tactile display gets demoed on a tablet, products anticipated within 24 months
We've seen Senseg's tactile display technology demoed on a few different devices in the past, but CNET has now gotten a quick look of the company's latest tech on a tablet, along with some additional ...
01:51 am EDT - Fri, December 2, 2011
Engadget Researchers print a fully-functional OLED control circuit using an inkjet
Don't worry, this isn't about teaching bacteria how to climb out of a petri dish and follow a subway map. The picture above actually shows an OLED display control circuit that was quickly and cheaply ...
01:08 am EDT - Fri, December 2, 2011
Engadget Toyota FCV-R concept brings fuel cell cars closer to reality, aiming for 2015 launch
Amongst the many concept EVs we've seen at the Tokyo Motor Show this week, Toyota thinks that fuel cell vehicles still have a chance. Hence the above cool-looking FCV-R, an actual functional hydrogen ...
12:39 am EDT - Fri, December 2, 2011
Engadget EFO turns its BlackBerry-like iPazzPort into a Skype handset (video)
We know what you've been thinking: "this iPazzPort is pretty sweet, but I wish I could talk into it." Well, for those of you who can't be bothered with owning an actual BlackBerry, EFO has added a mic...
12:11 am EDT - Fri, December 2, 2011
Engadget DigiTimes: Acer eyes ultrabook price drop for next year, bigger cuts coming in 2013
Having recently affirmed its commitment to the netbook, Acer is now reportedly looking to boost its ultrabook sales, with the help of a handsome price cut. Citing company president Jim Wong, DigiTimes...
11:55 pm EDT - Thu, December 1, 2011
Engadget Daihatsu FC ShowCase concept: who doesn't want a 60-inch TV in a van?
Here's a funny one from the Tokyo Motor Show. Daihatsu's squarish concept EV van, dubbed the FC ShowCase, is basically a spacious four-seater packing plenty of goodies: a giant wing door, some blue li...
11:30 pm EDT - Thu, December 1, 2011
Engadget LG Nitro HD hands-on
AT&T stole some of LG's thunder earlier this week when it unveiled the company's LTE flagship -- the Nitro HD -- before the handset's official coming out soirée. Well, tonight LG's gone and...
11:30 pm EDT - Thu, December 1, 2011
Engadget LG Nitro HD hands-on (update: video!)
AT&T stole some of LG's thunder earlier this week when it unveiled the company's LTE flagship -- the Nitro HD -- before the handset's official coming out soirée. Well, tonight LG's gone and...
11:30 pm EDT - Thu, December 1, 2011
Engadget LG Nitro HD hands-on (update: video)
AT&T stole some of LG's thunder earlier this week when it unveiled the company's LTE flagship -- the Nitro HD -- before the handset's official coming out soirée. Well, tonight LG's gone and...
11:13 pm EDT - Thu, December 1, 2011
Engadget Which companies are on the Carrier IQ bandwagon?
If you have the feeling somebody's watching you, it's not a bad idea to keep a close eye on your phone -- after all, it may be keeping one on you. The more we find out about Carrier IQ, the mysterious...
10:50 pm EDT - Thu, December 1, 2011
Engadget YouTube goes under the knife, new homepage and social integration emerge (video)
Falling into lockstep with Google's quest to redesign everything, YouTube today officially unveiled a radical new look for its twenty billion strong video site. Now sporting a more somber look, the ho...
10:31 pm EDT - Thu, December 1, 2011
Engadget Braille-It Labeler brings low-cost printing, 'sightless construction' to the blind
It's certainly not the first Braille label printer we've seen, but Ted Moallem's Braille-It Labeler does bring notably unique element to the table -- namely, "sightless construction." Presented at thi...
10:08 pm EDT - Thu, December 1, 2011
Engadget Ladder-climbing robot brings us one step closer to extinction (video)
Will finding high ground save you when SkyNet becomes self-aware and Terminators annihilate the human race? Doubtful, thanks to Japanese robotics company Muscle Corp., which has built a robot that can...
09:47 pm EDT - Thu, December 1, 2011
Engadget Galaxy Nexus goes on sale early in Germany, makes itself Handy
Ein Handy to rule them all? If you're living in the Googleverse, then yes. The Galaxy Nexus has already offered itself up for rabid consumption throughout the UK and now, it's sending das Deutsche Vol...
09:30 pm EDT - Thu, December 1, 2011
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live tonight at 5PM!
It's that time again! Sure, Tim, Brian and Terrence aren't all in the same city, but at least they're on the same coast for once. They've got a lot of extra calories to burn off after last week's turk...
09:15 pm EDT - Thu, December 1, 2011
Engadget MasterCard and mFoundry partner to offer NFC payments within mobile banking apps
Hoping to add more punch to the standard mobile banking app, mFoundry has announced that it will be making MasterCard's NFC feature PayPass available in its financial apps. What that translates to for...
08:55 pm EDT - Thu, December 1, 2011
Engadget Color for Facebook iPhone app hands-on
Color failed to live up to the massive level of hype that surrounded its launch, as CEO and Lala-cofounder Bill Nguyen will be the first to tell you. So, naturally, the company went into hiding, only ...
08:39 pm EDT - Thu, December 1, 2011
Engadget Sharp's slim 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor to further trim smartphone silhouettes
Mobile waistbands are about to get tighter. Sharp's taking that whole thin is in thing to the extreme with its just outed 12.1 megapixel, 1/3.2-inch CMOS camera module. Measuring in at 5.47 millimeter...
08:17 pm EDT - Thu, December 1, 2011
Engadget Verizon confirms CEO Lowell McAdam will succeed Ivan Seidenberg as Chairman
It certainly doesn't come as the biggest of surprises, but Verizon confirmed today that its current CEO, Lowell McAdam, will succeed its former CEO, Ivan Seidenberg, as Chairman when the latter retire...
08:03 pm EDT - Thu, December 1, 2011
Engadget Insert Coin: ODDIO1 straps an iPod shuffle to your head, makes you inexplicably cooler
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...
07:49 pm EDT - Thu, December 1, 2011
Engadget LG updates eye-tracking, glasses-free 3D displays, learns to love the hyphen
We hope you're not too attached to that 20-inch DX2000 you got from LG back in July. (You did rush out and buy one, right?) 'Cause the Korean manufacturer has just updated its line of eye-tracking, gl...
07:35 pm EDT - Thu, December 1, 2011
Engadget Man on vacation confused for a Russian spy, almost restarts cold war
Threats of Russian espionage can come from the unlikliest of sources, as Jim Mimlitz, owner of Navionics Research, a small integrator firm, knows only too well. Curran Gardner Public Water District, j...
07:19 pm EDT - Thu, December 1, 2011
Engadget Sprint gives Clearwire $1.6 billion golden parachute, lovers of WiMAX rejoice
LTE may be Sprint's future network of choice, but WiMAX will be with us for a while longer. Clearwire provides the Now Nework's waves of WiMAX, but it's had recent financial troubles that it claimed c...
07:06 pm EDT - Thu, December 1, 2011
Engadget Barnes & Noble's Q2 earnings reveal Nook to be a $220 million business, Nook Tablet said to be fastest-selling yet
Barnes & Noble's second quarter earnings weren't all good news for the company -- it reported a net loss of $6.6 million and an ever-so-slight dip in total sales from $1.90 billion to $1.89 billio...
06:54 pm EDT - Thu, December 1, 2011
Engadget Carrier IQ: What it is, what it isn't, and what you need to know
Carrier IQ has recently found itself swimming in controversy. The analytics company and its eponymous software have come under fire from security researchers, privacy advocates and legal critics not o...
06:36 pm EDT - Thu, December 1, 2011
Engadget AT&T blows a gasket, calls FCC report 'an advocacy piece, not analysis'
You know who's madder than hot fury right now? That guy you picked last on your recreational kickball squad. Also, Jim Cicconi, AT&T Senior Executive Vice President of External & Legislative A...
06:35 pm EDT - Thu, December 1, 2011
Engadget Daihatsu Pico concept commuter EV hands-on
Using LEDs to display messages on the back of a car? Looks like we have yet another contender with the same idea, except this time all four sides get an LED panel each. The idea behind Daihatsu's Pico...
06:17 pm EDT - Thu, December 1, 2011
Engadget ADATA S101 flash drive brings USB 3.0 speeds, shrugs off shocks and splashes
USB flash drives may not be the hottest tech hardware out there, but that doesn't mean they can't look good. ADATA's latest thumb drive refresh packs the same military-spec rough and tumble credential...
05:56 pm EDT - Thu, December 1, 2011
Engadget Traxxas X0-1 RC car can reach 100 mph, decimate your bank account in under five seconds (video)
In the off-chance that you haven't already started holiday shopping for your favorite Engadget editors, we'd like to turn your attention to the new X0-1 from hobby RC car manufacturer, Traxxas. This l...
05:33 pm EDT - Thu, December 1, 2011
Engadget CEO bans email, encourages social networking
Who needs email when you have text messaging, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and a menagerie of alternative communication tools? Not Atos, a French IT firm that's planning to give email the boot. Ove...
05:00 pm EDT - Thu, December 1, 2011
Engadget Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich review
The next version of each smartphone's operating system is always the best. We impatiently wait for the latest and greatest firmware to come around, expecting it to liberate us from the shackles of las...
04:45 pm EDT - Thu, December 1, 2011
Engadget Galaxy S II Skyrocket rides in on a white horse for AT&T on December 4th
This just in: Unicorns are real. After cropping up earlier this summer, Sammy's beast phone with an LTE twist is now officially Skyrocketing anew into AT&T's arms on December 4th. And this go 'ro...
04:29 pm EDT - Thu, December 1, 2011
Engadget Samsung's mSATA PM830 is eight grams of pure SSD
The newest member of Samsung's 6Gb/s PM830 family of SSDs is designed to sit inside the Ultrabooks of 2012, which means it's had go through some slimming down. The mSATA drive uses 20 nanometer NAND f...
04:07 pm EDT - Thu, December 1, 2011
Engadget Nissan demonstrates Leaf-powered Smart House, we go hands-on
Back in August, Nissan shared its vision of making its Leaf EV a secondary power source for houses, be it for emergency power outage or for powering lodges in the countryside. Here at the Tokyo Motor ...
03:46 pm EDT - Thu, December 1, 2011
Engadget Verizon Galaxy Nexus landing in Best Buy on December 11th?
The release dates we've been hearing for the Verizon version of the Galaxy Nexus have been all over the map. The latest rumors had it pegged for December 8th, and that still may be true for official B...
03:21 pm EDT - Thu, December 1, 2011
Engadget Speedier Archos 101 G9 Turbo tablet hits the autobahn
Archos has tweaked its 101 G9 tablet with a new "Turbo" version for European users. The Turbo gets a 1.2GHz dual core processor, up from 1.0GHz, and increases storage capacity from 8GB to 16GB. Otherw...
03:05 pm EDT - Thu, December 1, 2011
Engadget Android 4.0, meet your granddad x86
Isn't it nice when different generations get together without bickering? Google's x86 version of Ice Cream Sandwich is finally ready for developers and it promises to do exactly that, by playing happi...
02:43 pm EDT - Thu, December 1, 2011
Engadget Geeks lose minds, recreate first level of Super Mario Land with 18 million Minecraft blocks
There's homage and there's homage. And then there's three guys spending over 500 hours to recreate the first two minutes and twenty seconds of Super Mario Land using more than 18 million Minecraft blo...
02:21 pm EDT - Thu, December 1, 2011
Engadget Nissan Pivo 3 extreme agility concept EV hands-on
Nope, there's nothing wrong with those wheels. As you may recall, this is Nissan's Pivo 3, the company's latest concept EV that provides extreme agility using its four oddly pivoted, individually powe...
01:59 pm EDT - Thu, December 1, 2011
Engadget BBC brings global iPlayer iPad app to Canada, one step closer to the US
BBC Worldwide isn't quite ready to debut its "global" iPlayer app for the iPad here in the US yet, but now it's a bit closer after updating to v1.2.5 and becoming available in Canada. The app debuted ...
01:37 pm EDT - Thu, December 1, 2011
Engadget Crapgadget: iStation woos Apple romantics with the glory of the late '70s, fails
Some people buy tablets for their portability and convenience. Others get sucked into the pitfalls of gadget lust, snatching up the latest tech. But for the dedicated fanboy, there's a whole world of ...
01:15 pm EDT - Thu, December 1, 2011
Engadget Meizu to launch first store outside mainland China, opening in Hong Kong this month
That's right, despite its short-lived battle with Apple last year, Meizu has finally decided it is time to make it out of China. Well, out of mainland China at least, as the company has chosen Hong Ko...
12:53 pm EDT - Thu, December 1, 2011
Engadget Acer riding shotgun on quad-core bandwagon, confirms Tegra 3 tablet coming next year
The web was rife with scuttlebutt yesterday that the artist formerly known as Kal-el would make an appearance in an Acer slate next year. In response, Acer's President Jim Wong has confirmed that the ...
12:37 pm EDT - Thu, December 1, 2011
Engadget StatCounter: Chrome leapfrogs Firefox for the first time, still trails Internet Explorer
StatCounter has just released its latest global report on web browser usage, and it's something of a doozy. According to the analytics firm, Google Chrome overtook Mozilla Firefox for the first time t...
12:13 pm EDT - Thu, December 1, 2011
Engadget Amazon launches Kindle in Italy and Spain, brings Kindle Store to the Mediterranean
After having already conquered France, Germany and the UK, Amazon has now brought the Kindle and its associated online store to the shores of Italy and Spain. With today's launch, Iberian users will b...
11:34 am EDT - Thu, December 1, 2011
Engadget eSleeper combines cats, Arduino and Twitter in an eMac shell (video)
If we had to imagine our dream DIY project chances are it would involve Arduino, Twitter and, of course, cats. How we'd combine those things we're not sure, but we'll admit to being big fans of Samuel...
10:35 am EDT - Thu, December 1, 2011
Engadget Sony Bravia TVs updated with Twitter, YouTube HD and more
Just when it seemed all the wonders of the internet were destined to only work on the second screen, Sony's firmware update for its 2011 Bravia TVs is making us rethink things. For starters, you can n...
09:35 am EDT - Thu, December 1, 2011
Engadget Verzo repackages Kinzo Android smartphone, offers lower prices in response to user feedback (video)
We've gotta hand it to Verzo. It's not every day that a manufacturer lowers the price of its flagship smartphone in explicit response to consumer feedback, yet that's exactly what the Americano Czech ...
08:44 am EDT - Thu, December 1, 2011
Engadget Galaxy Nexus OTA update quietly rolls out, addresses volume bug
Google, as promised, has begun rolling out an OTA update for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, in response to a curious volume bug affecting many European users. According to Android Central, "several" Nexus ...
07:23 am EDT - Thu, December 1, 2011
Engadget Olive: the first feature film 'intentionally' shot on a smartphone (video)
Sure, your smartphone might shoot HD, you might even have a dolly, but most of us know that 30 seconds of accidental filming inside a pocket and a blurry clip from the office party are about the best ...
06:00 am EDT - Thu, December 1, 2011
Engadget ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime review
Is there any tablet that's hotter than the Transformer Prime right now? (Please, don't say the Kindle Fire.) For weeks we geeks, early adopters and people who love their tech toys have been awaiting t...
05:09 am EDT - Thu, December 1, 2011
Engadget Wind River and Clarion pair up to bring Android to your imported street racer
Wind River, Intel's embedded systems arm has been the subject of some misty-eyed advances from car stereo makers Clarion. Ol' Windy (as we're trying to get it called) will be providing a custom versio...
03:37 am EDT - Thu, December 1, 2011
Engadget Apple II drum sequencer surfaces for chiptune composers
No, this isn't a recycled news item from the 1980s -- it's 2011, and MJ Mahon and 8 Bit Weapon have just announced the release of the Apple II DMS Drummer, a wavetable-based drum sequencer for Apple I...
02:46 am EDT - Thu, December 1, 2011
Engadget Too lazy to grab your TV remote? Use Siri instead
Siri hasn't been caught cooking dinner yet, but hackers worldwide have boldly taken Apple's personal assistant to a whole new level by incorporating its functionality with a plethora of different devi...
01:42 am EDT - Thu, December 1, 2011
Engadget Urban Ears Plattan headphones prove that quilted isn't just for toilet paper anymore
Talk about padding out a product line. Urban Ears announced a new, quilted addition to its Plattan line of over-the-ear headphones. The Quilted Plattan Edition feature an extra padded headband and ear...
12:57 am EDT - Thu, December 1, 2011
Engadget Get diagnosed by spitting on an iPhone, social graces terminal
Korean scientists reckon that the capacitive touchscreens on our phones and tablets could help diagnose diseases from what's floating around in your mouth. It works through the screen's ability to det...
12:19 am EDT - Thu, December 1, 2011
Engadget Acer's 27-inch HR274H monitor promises to do 2D-to-3D conversion on the fly
It likely won't win over anyone who isn't too fond of 3D to begin with, but those looking for some additional quasi-3D content beyond the standard fare now have a new option to consider in the form of...
11:57 pm EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget Nokia Siemens Networks looks to unload WiMax division onto NewNet Communication
WiMax expansion isn't exactly all the rage as of late, and so it comes as no surprise that Nokia Siemens Networks is shedding itself of the extraneous baggage. Following its recent whopping round of l...
11:34 pm EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget 3D-printed bone replacements coming soon to an orthopedic surgeon near you, courtesy of WSU (video)
3D printers are slowly, but surely working their way into all sorts of useful, everyday applications -- like the creation of chocolates, flutes and even Mario Kart turtle shell racers. Now, Washington...
11:12 pm EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget South Korea creates speedy new UAV, gives it VTOL capabilities to boot
In the never-ending quest to give our future robot overlords better tools with which to enslave us, the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) has built what it claims to be the fastest UAV on the ...
10:48 pm EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget Infinity Blade 2 launches tonight, into world of Deathless tyrants and legion of Titans (video)
In the realm of brutal hand-to-hand combat, Infinity Blade 2 promises to be without peer. The game will launch tonight on the App Store, and while its said to run just fine on the original iPad, iPhon...
10:26 pm EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget Tobii looks to keep you alert by detecting when you're tweet-driving (video)
Don't think you'll get caught checking the Duke score while cruisin' down the highway? Soon, you may have to think twice before hitting the scoreboard. Tobii has unveiled its new technology that detec...
10:01 pm EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget TED launches iPhone app, brings spread-worthy ideas to the small screen
Looking for wisdom on your iPhone? Well, you're in luck, because TED's celebrated iOS app is now available on the iPhone and iPod Touch. The app, much like its iPad-specific predecessor, allows users ...
09:42 pm EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget 3D Mark is coming to Android phones near you in 2012
Futuremark, father of 3DMark and PCMark, has begun work on an Android edition of its benchmarking software. Wittily titled 3DMark for Android, it'll bring the industry-standard testing tools to all th...
09:20 pm EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget Visualized: Where NASA's SLS will get high
We've still got quite a while to go before NASA gets back into the space travel game with SLS, but the first pieces of the potential inter-planetary transportation puzzle are starting to fall into pla...
08:53 pm EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget Keyless Ride's K2 poses as an OEM-compatible car remote, saves you time and money
If your keyless entry fob stops working, finding a replacement can be harrowing, which is why automotive locksmith Keyless Ride developed the K2 universal remote. Rather than stocking hundreds of indi...
08:29 pm EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget Fahrenheit 451 now available as an ebook, memorize at your own discretion
E-books may have caught on in a big way these past few years, but there have been a few big holdouts. The Harry Potter series only became available for the first time earlier this year, and now Ray Br...
08:04 pm EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget PCIe 4.0 inches towards reality, hits 16 gigatransfers per second (that's a thing, right?)
Don't get too excited just yet, but PCIe 4.0 is coming. PCI-SIG, the body that governs the standard, has announced the next evolution of the interface, which should start popping up in servers, deskto...
07:42 pm EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget SkyDrive juices up document sharing and uploading, grabs a HTML5 smoothie afterward (video)
Omar Shahine has sent SkyDrive off to the Microsoft gym in the hopes that it'd trim up ready for its forthcoming update. Users will soon be able to enjoy beefier document management powers, share indi...
07:22 pm EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget Spotify apps hands-on
The big reveal at today's "what's next" Spotify event? Apps. So, so many apps. As anticipated, the Swedish music streaming service launched its very own platform for third-party developers. The progra...
07:00 pm EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget IRL: Thule Crossover backpack, Technocel Battery Boost and upgrading from Firefox 3.6
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 funny ho...
06:43 pm EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget Lenovo will launch a Windows Phone in the second half of 2012, says LePhone product manager
We've already been teased by a LePhone S2 moonlighting as a Windows Phone last month, but it was only yesterday that Lenovo confirmed an upcoming product featuring said OS. While boasting a mere total...
06:21 pm EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget Verizon Wireless and Cricket handshake over spectrum, anticipate FCC nod of approval
Verizon Wireless and Cricket are looking to swap spectrum holdings, according to a recent FCC filing. The proposed license exchange would see VZW's Block A 700MHz holdings in Chicago handed to Cricket...
05:29 pm EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget Spotify gets app-happy with new platform
Don't say we didn't warn you. As previously reported, today's Spotify "what's next" event in New York City is all about the apps. The Swedish music streaming service's CEO Daniel Ek took the stage tod...
05:29 pm EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget Spotify gets app-happy with new platform (video)
Don't say we didn't warn you. As previously reported, today's Spotify "what's next" event in New York City is all about the apps. The Swedish music streaming service's CEO Daniel Ek took the stage tod...
05:00 pm EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget Engadget's holiday gift guide 2011: laptops
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...
04:44 pm EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget 3DConnexion announces SpaceMouse Pro for 3D aficionados, galactic rodents
3DConnexion's SpaceMouse Pro won't do much to quench your nostalgia for Hickory, Dickory or Dock, but it could make your three dimensional workflow a bit easier. Announced yesterday, this new peripher...
04:26 pm EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget Nokia links up with Bluetooth 4.0 for indoor positioning, because anything Google can do, it can do better
Not to be outdone by the mobile mammoth that is Google, Nokia's prepping its own version of indoor maps for wireless users. Rather than run the risk of being a me too! product, Espoo's Research labs h...
04:08 pm EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget Peltier elements power thermal gaming, warm backsides
Technology's all about touch and movement nowadays, isn't it? A team from Tokyo Metropolitan University doesn't think so: it's exploring the possibilities of thermal gaming. Using Peltier elements (wh...
03:51 pm EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget Box.net befriends Android, will offer Sony Ericsson Xperia phones 50GB of free cloud storage
How much cloud storage space do you need? 2GB? 5GB? Pah! Box.net scoffs at your puny storage needs, and plan to offer a substantial 50GB of free storage (again) for anyone packing a Sony Ericsson Andr...
03:51 pm EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget Box.net befriends Android, will offer Sony Ericsson Xperia phones 50GB of free cloud storage (update: LG phones too)
How much cloud storage space do you need? 2GB? 5GB? Pah! Box.net scoffs at your puny storage needs, and plan to offer a substantial 50GB of free storage (again) for anyone packing a Sony Ericsson Andr...
03:31 pm EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget Mobislyder offers low-level roll track for filming, gleams the cube
You tried to shoot a quick handheld movie with your smartphone the other night. And it wound up looking like you shot it in the middle of an earthquake. Before putting your video editing application's...
03:09 pm EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget Worlds first elasticated USB cables invent bungee jumpering (video)
Recall those stretchy transistors and bendy silicon circuits? Now you can plumb them together with these Roboden elasticated cables. Asahi Kasei corporation came up with the idea while trying to creat...
02:47 pm EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget Brazil wants to build South American broadband network, says it will bring down costs
A pan-South American broadband network: It sounds rather ambitious, but that's exactly what Brazil proposed yesterday, during a meeting of the continent's communications ministers. In an address to hi...
02:25 pm EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget Berg's Little Printer churns out RSS feeds with a receipt and a smile
It's hard to think of a device more aptly named than BergCloud's Little Printer. It's little. It prints. It even smiles at you. And why wouldn't it? It's adorable. Equally notable is what it produces ...
02:03 pm EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget Ricoh's modular GXR camera getting new 16 megapixel APS-C unit with 24-85mm lens
A new lens for your DSLR or Micro Four Thirds camera may make you feel like you have a whole new camera, but that's really the case with the interchangeable units for the Ricoh GXR. The latest additio...
01:43 pm EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget What's next for Spotify? Apps, apparently
We may have to wait until noon ET today to get the official word on "what's next" from Spotify, but The Wall Street Journal has kindly given us an early peak into what we can expect a few hours from n...
01:41 pm EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget British Library digitizes 300 years worth of newspaper archives, brings 65 million articles online
Britain's historical news junkies are in for a treat today, because the British Library has just digitized a major chunk of its newspaper archive, comprised of four million pages spanning some 300 yea...
01:21 pm EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget YaCy's gunning for Google with free-software bullets
YaCy's a new free-software search engine aiming to wrest control of your private data back from the Googles and Bings of this world. There's no targeted advertising here, just a global network of peer...
01:02 pm EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget NASA gets in on the app store action, keeps the pickins slim
Seriously, who is left without an app store at this point? Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Microsoft, NVIDIA, even the US Army has an app outlet to call their own. Now multi-national corporations and DARP...
12:34 pm EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget Visualized: Sweden's Dreamhack in pictures
What does a legion of Swedish LAN party-goers and a 120Gbps internet connection look like? Something like this. Dreamhack, officially (by Guinness Book of Records, no less) the world's largest LAN par...
12:02 pm EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget New Samsung chip has two of everything: two cores, 2GHz, 2560 x 1600 graphics
Sammy's current Cortex A9-based chips are hardly slackers -- the Galaxy Note already proved that to any lingering doubters. Nevertheless, the next-gen Exynos 5250 SoC promises to double that sort of p...
11:37 am EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget Stradivarius violin recreated from CAT scan, 'sounds amazingly similar'
We've seen all kinds of crazy things being printed -- from bones to blood vessels -- and now you can add antique violins to that list. Music loving Radiologist Steven Sirr popped his into a CAT scanne...
11:13 am EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget That rarest of creatures, the white Nokia N9, should appear before Christmas
A poet would say it's like a piece of ivory: both beautiful and sad. Meanwhile, Nokia's official blog says the white N9 is coming to the UK before the end of the year with a rarefied 64GB of onboard s...
10:30 am EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget Sony updates PS3 to version 4.00 ahead of PS Vita launch
Sony is setting the table for the PlayStation Vita today, with the release of a new PS3 update. With version 4.00, rolling out now, PS3 users will be able to share content like music, video and images...
09:32 am EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget Autonomy CEO talks about HP's future, promises 'really stunning technology'
New details are emerging today about HP's plans for Autonomy, nearly two months after Whitman & Co. purchased the software-maker for a cool $10.4 billion. In an interview with ZDNet UK, Autonomy c...
08:40 am EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget Lenovo LePhone K2 to arrive with 4.3-inch IPS display, 1.5GHz dual-core chip
Frankly speaking, the phones that Lenovo have announced so far this week haven't been all that exciting (unless, of course, you're somehow aroused by its 5-inch tabletphone), but it turned out the fol...
08:19 am EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget Google: Galaxy Nexus volume fix to roll out next week
Hey, remember those volume issues that European Galaxy Nexus users were complaining about? While a software fix may have already floated around the internet ether last week, Google has informed us tha...
08:01 am EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget Sonos software updates bring Android tablet support, Slacker and Spotify upgrades
Wireless music streaming kingpins Sonos rolled out a number of software updates tonight, including System Software 3.6, which brings added controls to Sonos Wireless HiFi, integration with Slacker and...
07:27 am EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget Nissan sells more than 20,000 Leafs in first year, high-fives commence on Tokyo Motor Show floor
You win this round, hippies! Only a few months after announcing that it sold 10,000 all-electric Leaf cars in international markets, Nissan stated at the Tokyo Motor Show today that the company has so...
06:05 am EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget SandyStation interactive sandbox uses Kinect to make topography much more interesting (video)
If you're not really into using your Kinect experiment to launch your new startup or give your next presentation, let us offer another entertaining option. Two students at the University of West Bohem...
05:24 am EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget Harvard-designed 'soft robot' shows you how low it can go (video)
It's the stuff of slow-moving robopocalyptic nightmares: a 'soft robot' designed by a team of Harvard scientists that draws inspiration from invertebrates like worms and starfish. The wired 'bot is ma...
04:41 am EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget HandyNES mod shrinks console, makes light gun look like light cannon
Vita schmita. This red mushroom-themed portable NES is the latest gaming tribute from modder LovableChevy, combining the original Entertainment System's innards with a 3.5-inch LCD screen, built-in co...
04:13 am EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget Samsung wins a patent battle to sell Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia, war with Apple not over
The latest development in the patent skirmish between Samsung and Apple is a decision in Australia's Federal Court to overturn a ban on Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales that was placed in October. The Sunday Mo...
04:12 am EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget Nikon launches $550 Speedlight SB-910 flash: light-up controls and thermal cut-out protection
You know what $549.95 gets you in the camera world? About 90 percent of a T3i. Or, you know, a flash. Nikon has just outed the proper successor to the Speedlight SB-900, and at over half a grand, it b...
03:27 am EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget Siri lends a hand via your Bluetooth-enabled car stereo, reminds you to buy milk (video)
Sure, we've seen Siri used to do a host of things, including controlling the temperature in a hacker's home. But the folks over at Autoblog were curious to know just how well the virtual assistant wou...
02:59 am EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget SSTL designs cheap radar satellite, UK government kicks in 21 million to build it
While we have an innate fear of the eye in the sky (and the role it'll play in the coming robot apocalypse), there's no doubt that observation satellites do a lot of good -- from recording weather and...
02:38 am EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget Lenovo LePad S2005 vs. Dell Streak 5... cuddle!
It's inevitable that these two 5-inch tabletphones -- the Dell Streak 5 on the left and the Lenovo LePad S2005 on the right -- are to meet in the Chinese capital. With the exception of the slightly ta...
02:19 am EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget YouTube got nearly 21 billion hits in a month, mostly thanks to naughty Fenton
The latest report from comScore makes for eye popping reading -- Google's video sites, of which YouTube is the most important, received 20,933,113,000 views in October. To put that into some context, ...
01:58 am EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget Chanel counterfeiters beware: US federal court orders domain names seized and de-indexed
We're well versed in the art of the gadget KIRF 'round these parts, but counterfeiting's a problem faced by the fashion world, too. Chanel filed suit in federal court to stop hundreds of websites from...
01:35 am EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget Sony's latest Xperia update brings WebGL support to 2011 smartphone lineup (video)
Why Sony chose to sit on this one, we have no idea, but the company just revealed that its software update for the 2011 lineup of Xperia phones -- which was released last month -- also adds browser su...
01:13 am EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget Lenovo LePhone S760 shows up with Android 2.3.5 and 3.7-inch AMOLED display
Alongside the LePhone S2 and the two-and-a-half tablets from earlier today, Lenovo also showed off a 3.7-inch Android 2.3.5 phone dubbed the S760. Packed within is a 1GHz processor, 512MB RAM, a vibra...
12:28 am EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget Acer, Lenovo looking to release Tegra 3-equipped tablets in early 2012
For now ASUS' Transformer Prime is the lonely king of the quad-core tablet hill, but as we'd heard a few weeks back, it looks like it'll have company soon enough. Insider sources have reported to Digi...
12:06 am EDT - Wed, November 30, 2011
Engadget Developer teases voice control of Zune, using PC and Windows Phone (video)
The great thinkers of the world have long known a secret that we're now happy to disclose: it's not necessity that's the mother invention, but rather laziness. Fortunately, expending a great deal of e...