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11:40 pm EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget A closer look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (video)
The last time we showed you the Galaxy Note 10.1, we had time for a few hands-on shots, but not quite enough to get to know the tablet, to warm up to the idea of interacting with one of our favorite ...
11:25 pm EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget Zinio caves to begging, says BlackBerry PlayBook app landing in March
Zinio's magazine app has certainly made the rounds -- Android slabs, the Kindle Fire, the iPad and even the ill-fated TouchPad have had their shining moment with the digital service -- but months of ...
10:38 pm EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget eBay, PayPal, Opera announce mobile payment innovations at MWC
Nope, "Grease" isn't the word, it's "Mobile Payments," or at least it would be if it wasn't technically two words. Still, eBay, PayPal and Opera have used the fiesta atmosphere at MWC to promote the...
09:56 pm EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget Audience earSmart eS110 brings its voice processing and noise suppression to low cost feature phones
Remember Audience? Sure you do. The outfit was behind the iPhone 4's noise-canceling wizardry that would be later built directly into the 4S' A5 heart. Now, the company has announced its earSmart eS11...
09:34 pm EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget Ford brings SYNC and AppLink to Europe
America, I hate to say it, but you're no longer special. Sure, maybe you'll always be number one in Ford's heart, but the company has got to sow its wild oats, and that means heading across the Atlan...
09:12 pm EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget Sprint reveals it spent $15.5 billion to fuel its iPhone hunger
Sprint's SEC filings have revealed that the carrier has committed to purchasing $15.5 billion worth of iPhones as part of the long-promised $20 billion gamble. If each handset costs around $630 at tr...
08:51 pm EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget Twitter Promoted Tweets: coming to an iPhone, Android app near you
Roughly two years after first launching Promoted Tweets on the desktop, Twitter is rolling out the ad revenue model to its iOS and Android apps. The feature, which places sponsored tweets in users' ...
08:33 pm EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget Fuzhou Rockchip announces RK30 for the budget tablets of today
Budget ARM licensee Rockchip has been bawling out its wares on the streets of Barcelona as the company announces its newest RK30xx platform. Rockchip provide the internals for a variety of low-cost ...
08:12 pm EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget OpenWays adds NFC to its Mobile Key for hotels
OpenWays already got the world of smartphones and hotel keys more acquainted, now it wants to make them even more intimate. Working with NXP semiconductors, OpenWays has announced it's bringing a lit...
07:51 pm EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget Xbox 360 gets limited edition all-white Kinect bundle
Not feeling the Star Wars Xbox 360 bundle? How about this all white special edition? For $300, you get a white 4GB Xbox 360, a white Xbox 360 controller and a white Kinect sensor. Microsoft is also t...
07:32 pm EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget Radio Shack drops iPad 2 prices $20-50, swears it has nothing to do with the iPad 3
There's a lot of signs pointing to the release of a brand new iPad floating around these days: myriad rumors, retina displays, and even Apple event invites. Now, a freshly taken pic from an anonymous...
07:12 pm EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget Samsung pairs Qualcomm and ARM DRM to get HD content on Galaxy Note Media Hub
Samsung's going to bring "premium HD video content" to Media Hub after pairing up Qualcomm's StudioAccess and ARM's TrustZone DRM systems. The first device that will benefit from the rollout is the G...
06:54 pm EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget Samsung updates S Pen SDK to 2.0, SCanvasView brings Note animation and narration
Following Samsung's launch of the it's-definitely-a-tablet 10.1 Note, it's become even more clear that the company's stylus S Pen is here to stay, in a very big way. Now, it's time for third-party dev...
06:35 pm EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget Audi comes clean on A3 e-tron pilot program, electric mobility coming to four US cities
Longing to get back into the EV game after your MINI E got sent back to the mothership? If you didn't hop on the BMW Group's other electric trial, the 1 Series-based ActiveE, how about giving a shake...
06:17 pm EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget Pacemaker and RIM announce exclusive DJ app for PlayBook
We loved the original Pacemaker, and were sad to hear of its eventual discontinuation. News just in this morning, however, is that the DJ tool is back as a PlayBook app thanks to an exclusive collabo...
06:00 pm EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget Join us for Microsoft's Windows 8 press conference tomorrow at 9:30am EST!
If you're Microsoft and in the process of overhauling Windows so that it's equally at home on PCs and tablets, it would make sense to unveil a semi-final version at the world's premier wireless show...
06:00 pm EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget Join us for Microsoft's Windows 8 press conference tomorrow at 9am EST!
If you're Microsoft and in the process of overhauling Windows so that it's equally at home on PCs and tablets, it would make sense to unveil a semi-final version at the world's premier wireless show...
05:59 pm EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget LightSquared CEO Sanjiv Ahuja steps down, company remains committed to wireless network
The shakeup continues at LightSquared. Just days after the would-be LTE wholesaler confirmed that it would be cutting its staff by 45 percent, it's now announced that CEO Sanjiv Ahuja has resigned fr...
05:49 pm EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget Verizon CTO says shared data plans coming mid-year
We've already from Verizon's CEO Lowell McAdam that the carrier was planning to offer shared data plans. And leaks have indicated that the carrier is already prepping its backend system for the change...
05:49 pm EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget Verizon CFO says shared data plans coming mid-year
We've already from Verizon's CEO Lowell McAdam that the carrier was planning to offer shared data plans. And leaks have indicated that the carrier is already prepping its backend system for the change...
05:31 pm EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget ELVIIS Volvo C30 EV charges from any standard outlet, bills the driver (hands-on)
The electric vehicle is still a fresh enough concept that the issue of redirecting the bill when filling up at a public outlet or a friend's house is of little concern. But once EVs gain more tractio...
05:08 pm EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget Apple iPad event confirmed for March 7th in San Francisco
You've heard all the rumors, and now Apple has finally confirmed the details of its next iPad launch event. It will take place on Wednesday, March 7th at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater ...
04:43 pm EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget '4G' Sony Tablet P coming to AT&T on March 4th for $400
Sony's odd, dual-screened, folding Tablet P is finally getting a "4G" version here the US, courtesy of AT&T. In this case, those 4G speeds are being "delivered" by an HSPA+ radio, a fact tha...
04:41 pm EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile HTC One S hands-on at MWC 2012
You know that One phone announced by HTC on Sunday? Well, it's actually a series of three phones, and we already know that a couple of them (at least) are going to be landing on the shelves of your f...
04:19 pm EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget NEC Medias series makes the trip to MWC, we go eyes-on
While NEC had already unveiled some of its plans for 2012, a phone with a pair of 4.3-inch screens is bound to draw in even the most jaded MWC attendee. Alas, these are still empty prototypes -- the ...
04:14 pm EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget CNBC: Quad-core iPad 3 with LTE to be unveiled in New York
The above tweet from CNBC says it all, really. Apparently sources close to the news network have revealed that the iPad 3 will be unveiled in New York rather than the traditional West Coast unveiling...
04:14 pm EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget CNBC: Quad-core iPad 3 with LTE to be unveiled in New York (update: not New York)
The above tweet from CNBC says it all, really. Apparently sources close to the news network have revealed that the iPad 3 will be unveiled in New York rather than the traditional West Coast unveiling...
03:45 pm EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget Sprint raising $2 billion, may throw some dough Clearwire's way
Sprint is looking to sell $2 billion in notes to raise cash, a large chunk of that likely earmarked for network upgrades. The money will come in handy too, as making the leap from WiMAX to LTE won't ...
03:15 pm EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Interview: Nokia CEO Stephen Elop at MWC 2012 (video)
Not one, not two, but three Nokia interviews at Mobile Word Congress? Yes, we were lucky to catch up with CEO Stephen Elop -- whom we last saw at CES -- and chat about the Lumia 610, the white Lumia...
03:14 pm EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget Microsoft TechForum unveils three research projects (video)
TechForum is a Microsoft-sponsored shindig where the company can get together, party, and then show off its latest and greatest research projects. First up we've got a transparent interactive 3D disp...
03:10 pm EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G hands-on
It's half-2011, half-2010. Yes, the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G is what appears to be in many respects a hybrid device that blends a majority of specs from the original Samsung Galaxy S series with the...
02:52 pm EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget Huawei Ascend G 300 hands-on at MWC 2012 (video)
Huawei's all about the D Quad at this year's Mobile World Congress, but that's not everything in the manufacturer's arsenal. Having seen the first devices from its D (Diamond) and P (Platinum) serie...
02:45 pm EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 hitting Verizon on March 1st for $500 on contract
The Galaxy Note 10.1 may be the flavor of the week at Mobile World Congress, but those waiting to get their hands on the well-reviewed (and considerably smaller) Galaxy Tab 7.7 on contract here in th...
02:22 pm EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget Mozilla Boot to Gecko hands-on (video)
Here it is, folks: Mozilla's assault on the smartphone. Known as Boot to Gecko, the OS is geared toward hobbyists and consumers alike. Mozilla tells us that all Android users (with unlocked bootloade...
02:11 pm EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget Facebook to simplify in-app payments with streamlined carrier billing
Need another watering can to irrigate those crops on your highly-profitable Facebook farm? Soon you may be able to boot that expense directly to your monthly mobile tab, just as you do with other nece...
01:56 pm EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget Sony boosts superzoom collection with DSC-HX200V, HX30V, HX20V, HX10V, H90 Cyber-shots
Sony unleashed a small handful of cameras before this month's CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show, but its spring 2012 line was far from complete. Today's announcements round out the collection,...
01:36 pm EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 900 in white hands-on
What can we say, white sets are somehow more pleasant to behold than the typical black slabs we see. Nokia's glossy N900 is no exception; in fact we're all in a heated debate about exactly which col...
01:28 pm EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget SanDisk Extreme SSD has 'mighty' mix of performance and support
SanDisk's new Extreme SSD sounded nice enough when it launched recently, but we weren't expecting anything too crazy -- just another 6Gbps SandForce-based drive that would compete on $-per-GB more th...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.2 hands-on (video)
The distracting title betrays a pretty simple premise here; this is Samsung's latest Android-based media player and it's got a sumptuous glossy white coat. We managed to track down an untethered mode...
12:31 pm EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 hands-on (video)
If you thought the Ace 2's compact design was charming, expect to be bowled over by the similarly-outfitted Mini 2. Stepping even further down the Galaxy food chain, this lilliputian Android handset ...
12:24 pm EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget Samsung ChatON now available as web-based messaging client
ChatON is Samsung's mobile messaging platform available for Bada, Android, BlackBerry and, yes, iOS phones. Now it's pulled the sheets from the web-based version of the service that allows you to me...
11:54 am EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget Sierra Wireless introduces 76x range of AirCard 4G Mobile Hotspots
Sierra Wireless just announced a new 76xS range of AirCard mobile hotspots. Thanks to expanded frequency band support (LTE 1800/2100/2600 MHz, HSPA+ 850/900/2100 MHz and 800/900/2100), the new c...
11:41 am EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget Nokia Reading and Tranport for Windows Phone, hands-on (video)
Just yesterday, Nokia took to the stage at Mobile World Congress to unveil its latest Windows Phone, the Lumia 610. Curiously, the company also surprised us with two new Windows Phone applications, a...
11:41 am EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget Nokia Reading and Transport for Windows Phone, hands-on (video)
Just yesterday, Nokia took to the stage at Mobile World Congress to unveil its latest Windows Phone, the Lumia 610. Curiously, the company also surprised us with two new Windows Phone applications, a...
11:23 am EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 hands-on (video)
The much-anticipated Galaxy S III this is not. What you are looking at above is the Ace 2, a mid-ranger from Samsung's stable of smartphones that's exclusive to the European market for the time being...
11:21 am EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Interview: Nokia Lead for Imaging Experience Damian Dinning
` Hot on the heels of yesterday's interview with Stefan Pannenbecker, we had a chance to sit down with Damian Dinning, Lead Manager for Imaging Experience at Nokia, to discuss the mother of all camer...
11:21 am EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Interview: Nokia Lead for Imaging Experience Damian Dinning at MWC 2012 (video)
` Hot on the heels of yesterday's interview with Stefan Pannenbecker, we had a chance to sit down with Damian Dinning, Lead Manager for Imaging Experience at Nokia, to discuss the mother of all camer...
11:05 am EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) with 3G radios hits the FCC, gets Uncle Sam's stamp of approval
Just a couple days ago, Samsung revealed the encore to the Galaxy Tab 10.1, the Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1), showcasing the company's incredible ability to iterate slates using decidedly uncreative names. To...
10:25 am EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget LG's demonstrating LTE voice-to-video call switching at MWC
Your friend calls you up to have a little gloat: not only did they just get a Mike Tyson-style face tattoo, but they've also snuck into the Xbox prototype lab. Of course, if you demand proof, you'll...
09:55 am EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget Toyota and Samsung turn your smartphone into a second display for your ride
Toyota and Samsung are pairing up to get the latter's smartphones to work perfectly with the former's vehicles. The duo will launch Samsung Mobile Car Application to sync your Android device to the ...
08:54 am EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget Panasonic names Kazuhiro Tsuga as new president after old one loses $9 billion
In the aftermath of company losses that passed $9 billion, Panasonic has announced that Fumio Ohtsubo is to step down as company president. He'll be replaced by current senior executive Kazuhiro Tsuga...
08:14 am EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus L-style series hands-on
LG's Optimus L-style family of (slightly more) affordable devices is here, packing a similar designer flavor to the Prada phone 3.0 alongside some reduced specifications. Three models made their debu...
08:08 am EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget Canon EOS-1D X ship date slips into April, takes with it our hearts
Bad news camera aficionados, Canon's confirmed its mother of all cameras, the EOS-1D X, won't ship until the "end of April." Depending on how one counts, that's a lag of a month or two from its previ...
07:19 am EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget Midi Fighter 3D has arcade buttons and motion control, still can't throw fireballs
Ever worry that the line between DJing and video games isn't blurry enough? The latest version of Midi Fighter from the folks at DJ TechTools should help things along considerably. The USB DJ control...
06:27 am EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget HBO Go coming to Xbox 360 on April 1st
HBO has slowly been bringing HBO Go to a multitude of connected platforms, from Roku boxes to some Samsung connected TVs, and now we finally know when it'll come to the Xbox 360. Tonight at an HBO ev...
05:00 am EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget IBM: We're on the cusp of the Quantum Computing revolution (video)
Technology's holy grail is the development of a "perfect" Quantum Computer. Traditional computers recognize information as bits: binary information that represent "On" or "Off" states. A Quantum Comp...
04:52 am EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget Sony announces quartet of Cyber-shot cams, boasts of slim profiles and tough skin
The Cyber-shot family just keeps growing and growing, with its latest litter focused on keeping slim and staying active. The quartet's most rugged machine, the $330 16.2 megapixel DSC-TX20, promises ...
04:31 am EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget Chrome now easily opens email links in Gmail, thanks to some HTML5 magic
The next time you open up Gmail in Chrome keep an eye out for the prompt above, which uses HTML5 to finally close the gap between the way Google's browser handles mailto: links and its popular email ...
03:39 am EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook shipping now, starts at $999
If you were speedy enough to grab those spilled docs for Dell's new ultra machine, we've got great news -- you won't have to wait much longer to put 'em to good use. Just as promised, the Round Rock...
02:58 am EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget Aakash put on notice as BSNL and Pantel pair up to produce T-Pad
The last thing that the Aakash project needed was a more handsome, similarly priced commercial rival swooping in and stealing all of its thunder. Sadly that's what's happened: Bharat Sanchar Nigam L...
02:23 am EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget Vimeo outs new iOS app at MWC, now sporting iPad compatibility
Back at CES, we first got wind of Vimeo's impending plans to welcome the iPad to its iOS party. Today at MWC, the outfit has announced that the new version of its app for iDevices is now available -...
02:02 am EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget Infiniti Emerg-E concept gets unveiled before Geneva, is it the 'green' supercar you've been waiting for?
Despite parent company Nissan's penchant for forward-thinking electric mobility, its luxury division, Infiniti, hasn't gotten much love from us thus far, chiefly due to its reluctance to play in the ...
01:38 am EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget Grace Digital's Eco Terra boombox now available for $149.99, ready to rock the beaches
We're not sure what took Grace Digital this long to release the Eco Terra, but hey, you can now grab one well ahead of the summer season. Priced at $149.99, this IPX7-certified boombox works just fi...
01:07 am EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget ADATA reveals three new SandForce SSDs for the high, mid and low end
ADATA makes multiple memory solutions, including super fast USB sticks, and now the company has released a trio of new SSDs, with a model for every type of consumer. There's the XPG SX900 built for e...
12:47 am EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget Acer CloudMobile hands-on at MWC 2012 (video)
Tucked away in the dark corners of the Google booth at Mobile World Congress, amidst several miniature hubs inhabited by all types of various companies, is a stand dedicated to all things Acer. Inclu...
12:33 am EDT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Engadget Download APKs from the Android Market with a Chrome extension
APK Downloader is a Chrome extension that does exactly what its name advertises -- download APKs from the Android Market site. Getting the tool up and running takes quite a bit more work than your av...
11:56 pm EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Chase, Capital One and Barclaycard join as launch partners for Isis mobile payment service
The Isis mobile payment service backed by AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon may have been a bit overshadowed by Google Wallet in recent months, but it's still on track for a "mid-2012" trial launch in A...
11:29 pm EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Mozilla partners with Telefonica and Deutsche Telekom to further Boot to Gecko project
So far, we have seen neither hide nor hair of that rumored LG-built Boot to Gecko developer device. Mozilla hasn't exactly been keeping quiet, though. The company announced a pair of partners on the ...
11:05 pm EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Olympus board announces chairman and president picks, resigns
Olympus's entire board handed in its resignation this week, but not before picking a new president and chairman to head up the scandal plagued imaging company. Hiroyuki Sasa, from its medical equipme...
10:47 pm EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Must See HDTV (February 27th - March 4th)
Our sports options may be a bit more limited this week (hope you like basketball and hockey), but while the Daytona 500 tries to get under way, there's a few other items to keep an eye on in this wee...
10:29 pm EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Intel reportedly delays Ivy Bridge launch until June, manufacturing process to blame
Looking forward to splurging for some tech decked out with Ivy Bridge? Well, you may have to wait a bit longer. Financial Times is reporting that Intel's new 22nm processor has been pushed from April...
10:11 pm EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget TI reveals more OMAP 5 details at MWC 2012
Well, if our hands-on at CES didn't sell you on TI's next-gen OMAP 5 platform, perhaps some more specs revealed recently at MWC 2012 will. We've known about its dual Cortex-A15 and Cortex-M4 architec...
09:56 pm EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget AMD rolls out two new Bulldozer chips, cuts price of the FX-8120 to celebrate
Like Hugh Hefner (probably), AMD took a good hard look at its lineup this week and decided it was high time to add a pair of models. Two new Bulldozer-powered FX CPUs will join the pantheon of world...
09:47 pm EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
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, February 27, 2012
Engadget Mercedes-Benz updates A-Class infotainment system, focuses on iPhone and Siri integration
Ever wish your car's infotainment system played nice with your iPhone 4S right out of the gate? Well, Mercedes-Benz is doing just that will an update to the COMAND system in A-Class autos. With the ...
09:00 pm EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget iPad 3 rumor roundup
If Apple's usual release schedule is to be believed (as it usually is), we're just about due for another iPad. Naturally, the rumor mill has amped up accordingly -- in fact, given the amount of news ...
08:46 pm EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget RealVNC teams up with Sony to bring Android apps to the dashboard
Sony and RealVNC have announced a partnership that aims to liberate your smartphone's applications and content, bringing the wares to your car's dashboard. Once a VNC-enabled vehicle and Android hands...
08:28 pm EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Best Buy pulling iPad 2 from display to make way for iPad 3?
Pretty much all signs point to the arrival of a new iPad in the very near future -- in fact, more specific reports have the tablet getting the official unveil next week. With that in mind, it certai...
08:09 pm EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Interview: Nokia VP of Industrial Design Stefan Pannenbecker
Today at Mobile World Congress we spent a few minutes talking with Stefan Pannenbecker, VP of Industrial Design at Nokia about Espoo's past, present and future handsets -- including the just announc...
07:49 pm EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget London's Eco-Routemaster launches today, magical mystery tour ends in Clapton
Very lucky commuters using the number 38 between Victoria and Hackney will find themselves touring the nation's capital on the first of London's new Eco-Routemasters. The first paying passengers jou...
07:27 pm EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget AT&T service in the works to let app developers pay for users' data use
AT&T has been making news all over MWC in the past couple of days. The most recent report from The Wall Street Journal says that Ma Bell is planning a service that will enable app devs and other c...
07:05 pm EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Panasonic, DoCoMo, NEC and Fujitsu create IP for multi-standard LSI chip; supports LTE, GSM, W-CDMA and HSPA+
Marvell was first to introduce a single-chip LTE world modem with support for multiple mobile standards late last year, and now Panasonic Mobile Communications, NTT DoCoMo, NEC and Fujitsu have develo...
06:47 pm EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Intel's Xolo X900 by Lava hands-on
Intel's Medfield-based Android smartphones have been buzzed about for sometime now, but until this past CES, we hadn't actually seen one of these unicorns en vivo. No longer, as the chip manufacturer...
06:41 pm EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget FBI deactivates about 3,000 GPS tracking devices, loses sight of your car
Following a January ruling by the US Supreme Court, the FBI has deactivated some 3,000 GPS units that were potentially infringing on the Fourth Amendment. The decision seems to be making waves in the ...
06:11 pm EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Motorola pits Voice Actions against Siri, claims to take the title belt (video)
Siri may be the media darling and, admittedly she's the one with the winning personality. But Motorola wants to remind you that Android has a voice control app of its own and argues it's better than ...
06:03 pm EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Orange Santa Clara packs Intel power, we go hands-on at MWC 2012 (video)
Hot on the heels of Intel's big event, we've finally got our hands on Orange's Medfield smartphone. The Santa Clara is powered by the Intel Atom Z2460 1.6GHz processor, clocked at 1.6GHz. It does hav...
05:41 pm EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget That 7.7-inch Toshiba tablet we saw at CES? It's called the AT270, and it runs Tegra 3
To explore NVIDIA's booth here at Mobile World Congress is to play a game of duck-duck-goose. For the most part, you'll see the Transformer Prime (the first quad-core tablet, don'tcha know) outputti...
05:34 pm EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Lava brings Intel-based smartphones to India with the XOLO X900
Intel has already announced a partnership with Orange to bring the first Intel-based smartphone to Europe, and it's now also announced a deal with Lava International to bring a similar phone to Indi...
05:31 pm EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Intel details Medfield plans, announces a trio of phone-friendly Atoms
The age of Medfield is upon us. At Mobile World Congress Intel took the wraps off its smartphone platform, ditched the code name and gave us some details on three different Atom chips destined for ha...
05:26 pm EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Visa certifies Intel's Smartphone Reference Device, payWave hits Medfield
Sure, if you're running a Google Wallet-having device you're already down with Visa's payWave wireless payment service, but we can now confidently say that Intel-based smartphones will also be simila...
05:02 pm EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Elpida files for bankruptcy protection as debts of $5.5 billion are revealed
DRAM Maker Elpida has petitioned for a corporate reorganization (the equivalent of Chapter 11 or Administration) as the company has revealed it is close to collapse. President Yukio Sakamoto is expe...
04:30 pm EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Invoxia AudiOffice hands-on (video)
It's not what it looks like. We know, we know: it would seem that Engadget traveled all the way to Mobile World Congress only to get hands-on with a desktop phone, but fortunately for our pride, thi...
04:01 pm EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win one of nine GameCom 780s, courtesy of Plantronics!
Our weekly giveaways are going strong, and they just keep coming! This time it's the folks at Plantronics doing the honor, and there's plenty to offer here. Nine awesome (and awesomely random) reade...
03:33 pm EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget ZTE PF200 hands-on
ZTE's newly announced PF200 was also on hand at MWC 2012, though, unfortunately this handset wouldn't boot up. Powered by a Qualcomm 1.2Ghz dual-core processor, running Android 4.0, with a 4.3-inch ...
03:26 pm EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget AT&T HTC One X hands-on
Are you salivating after seeing HTC's One X? We don't blame you, it's a stunning piece of hardware with a set of rather lust-worthy specs. But, how does the AT&T version stack up to its internati...
03:07 pm EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget ZTE PF112 hands-on
ZTE's other handset launch of note at MWC this year was the PF112 (pictured at right next to SGS 2.) First take away here was the 4.5-inch 1028 x 720 HD display which was really bright and clear -- ...
02:56 pm EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Meego 1.2 arrives for Nokia N9 users today
Nokia N9 users, if you've yet to activate your beloved device today, then do so post-haste. It looks like our army of faithful tipsters found PR 1.2 ready to roll this morning. The 284MB update shou...
02:51 pm EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Sonnetar 25mm f1.1 lens coming with Micro Four Thirds mount
Just what the optician ordered: a prototype Micro Four Thirds 25mm lens that will put just 1.1 f-stops between you and a beautiful photograph. It's the work of specialist fast-glass maker Sadoyasu Mi...
02:28 pm EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget AT&T announces global coverage via a single SIM at MWC, makes dual-wielding a thing of the past
Tired of switching out those SIM cards when you travel abroad? AT&T is about to relieve that burden. At MWC, the company has announced a new platform that offers global internet, WiFi, satellite a...
02:05 pm EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Apple scores temporary ruling in Motorola battle, can keep selling iPads, iPhones in Germany
Apple today won a victory in Germany in its on-going legal dispute with Motorola Mobility. An appeals court in that country ruled that Cupertino can continue to offer its wares in its online store wh...
02:05 pm EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Nokia 808 PureView first sample shots -- feast your eyes
This is it. Here's an exclusive first look at some sample shots taken with Nokia's freshly minted 808 PureView imaging powerhouse -- and wow, just wow! The collection contains photos taken at differe...
02:05 pm EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Nokia 808 PureView first sample shots -- feast your eyes (update: GigaPan them!)
This is it. Here's an exclusive first look at some sample shots taken with Nokia's freshly minted 808 PureView imaging powerhouse -- and wow, just wow! The collection contains photos taken at differe...
01:39 pm EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Xperia U, HTC One X and One S coming to Orange UK
Orange, the only cellular network that's also one of your five-a-day has announced that it'll be releasing Sony's Xperia U, HTC One X and One S to smartphone demanding Britons in the second quarter ...
01:32 pm EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Lumigon T2 hands-on at MWC 2012
We've been waiting for Lumigon to get around to launching its Android opus for a while now. Fortunately, MWC is precisely the right kind of place for a new company to catch the eye of the mobile pres...
01:32 pm EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Lumigon T2 hands-on at MWC 2012 (video)
We've been waiting for Lumigon to get around to launching its Android opus for a while now. Fortunately, MWC is precisely the right kind of place for a new company to catch the eye of the mobile pres...
01:25 pm EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget ZTE 910 hands-on at MWC 2012
ZTE's LTE FDD, CDMA, EVDO-enabled N910 -- we've also seen it referred to as the N91 -- also popped up at Mobile World Congress, so we gave it a quick once over. The spec sheet isn't bursting with th...
01:17 pm EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Panasonic Eluga hands-on
Well, Panasonic wasn't lying. Turns out, the company's Eluga smartphone is, as promised, quite elegantly designed. The stunning handset, which made its debut at this year's Mobile World Congress, isn...
01:15 pm EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Starz Play movies disappear from Netflix streaming this week
A little more than three years after arriving on Netflix's Watch Instantly streaming service, Starz is packing up its online package of movies and original TV shows and heading home at the end of thi...
01:04 pm EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Carrier IQ opens up IQCare diagnostics platform to smartphone users
Carrier IQ has announced the extension of its IQ Care platform to enable mobile operators to share the insight gained with its customers. The analytics software measures diagnostic information on yo...
12:58 pm EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget ZTE Mimosa X hands-on
ZTE's oddly named -- like most of its sets, honestly -- Mimosa X doesn't bring to mind bubbly champagne breakfast drinks, but it does have a glossy display and Android 4. Packing niceties such as a ...
12:45 pm EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Samsung's Exhilarate $50 AT&T LTE phone hits the FCC
Samsung's Exhilarate was first announced back at CES as AT&T's first sub-$50 LTE phone. It also apparently meets a variety of sustainability and environmental standards, but the FCC wasn't conce...
12:37 pm EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Qualcomm's Gobi modem chipsets combine 84Mbps HSPA+, LTE-Advanced
Multiple goodies on a single chipset? Yes, it's Qualcomm again, this time spreading word at MWC of its new Gobi modems. These will be the first to support both HSPA+ Release 10 (84Mbps on dual ca...
12:21 pm EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget ZTE's quad-core Era hands-on
ZTE showed up to Barcelona and Mobile World Congress with briefcases overflowing with handsets, we stopped to have a peek at its newest which features a quad-core CPU: the Era. Running the Tegra 3 qu...
12:19 pm EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Panasonic Eluga Power: hands-on at MWC 2012
Panasonic is keeping busy. Interested by the OLED screened Eluga, but yearning for a bigger screen and the chance dance along the bleeding edge of Android? Then welcome the Eluga Power. With a 5-inch...
12:19 pm EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget ASUS Transformer Pad 300 hands-on
Right after ASUS wrapped its Mobile World Congress 2012 press conference, the hundreds of journalists present all honed in on the Padfone -- that 4.3-inch handset whose various accessories can turn i...
12:19 pm EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Panasonic Eluga Power: hands-on at MWC 2012 (video)
Panasonic is keeping busy. Interested by the OLED screened Eluga, but yearning for a bigger screen and the chance dance along the bleeding edge of Android? Then welcome the Eluga Power. With a 5-inch...
12:10 pm EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 610 hands-on (video)
Nokia's stand at Mobile World Congress is more of a city than a dingy old booth -- it's absolutely massive, and full of Lumias and PureViews and Ashas (oh my!). As we continue to dissect the entire t...
12:04 pm EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Fujitsu quad-core phone hands-on (video)
We've finally managed to get some time with Fujitsu's incoming quad-core handset and it's pretty close to completion. The quad-core phone's approaching its very final model, with just a bit of finish...
11:51 am EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget ZTE Orbit is (another) budget Windows Phone: 4-inch display, 1GHz processor, 4GB storage
Remember the ZTE Tania? Well, the Orbit has similar specs, a nicer name and is destined for "major markets" around the world. There's a 4-inch 800 x 480 screen, a single-core 1GHz Qualcomm processor,...
11:43 am EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Panasonic and Red Bend Software announce Android security partnership at MWC
Panasonic wants you to feel secure in its gentle embrace, which is why it's paired up with Massachusetts-based Red Bend Software to secure your cellphone's personal data. Pointing to the open nature...
11:14 am EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Opera announces revamped Store, Mini Next and Mobile 12 at MWC (video)
Opera's crying "mobile" and letting slip the dogs of browsing here at MWC 2012 with a slew of announcements to please serious web-users. Opera Mini and Opera Mobile 12 have been released today -- th...
11:08 am EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget ASUS Padfone hands-on (video)
We're here at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and ASUS just formally unveiled the shape-shifting Padfone -- just like it said it would. Even more than raw specs, what makes the phone striking are ...
10:51 am EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget ZTE Era flagship phone brings Tegra 3, 4.3-inch qHD display, 7.8mm chassis
We're just about to get hands-on with ZTE's latest high-spec ICS phone, the Era, but in the meantime here's a heads-up on the main credentials. The guts are all NVIDIA, with a Tegra 3 quad-core proce...
10:44 am EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Google: 450,000 Android Apps now available to 300 million devices
If you hadn't noticed, it's Mobile World Congress this week and Google's showing off its enormous booth packed to the gills with smiling green Androids. Andy Rubin insouciantly added that the Androi...
10:36 am EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget ASUS outs lower-end Transformer Pad 300 tablet with 16GB of storage and 1280 x 800 display
Remember when we said ASUS was adding another tablet to its stable? Let's bump that number to an even two. ASUS just announced the Transformer Pad 300, a lower-end match to the new Infinity Series (a...
10:36 am EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget ASUS outs lower-end Transformer Pad 300 tablet with 16GB of storage and a 1280 x 800 display
Remember when we said ASUS was adding another tablet to its stable? Let's bump that number to an even two. ASUS just announced the Transformer Pad 300, a lower-end match to the new Infinity Series (a...
10:33 am EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Broadcom releases new Ice Cream Sandwich-optimized chipsets at MWC
Broadcom's taken the chance to bust out some killer new internals for Android phones here at MWC. The new range of SoCs are optimized for Ice Cream Sandwich, based on single or dual-core 40-nanometer...
10:26 am EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget ASUS Padfone formally unveiled: 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display, Snapdragon S4 CPU, ICS, HSPA+, coming in April
Just like it said it would, ASUS has formally unveiled its versatile, form-changing Padfone at Mobile World Congress. There are two stories here, and they're both quite compelling, frankly. On the on...
10:20 am EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget ASUS rebrands its tablets 'Transformer Pads,' announces the high-end Infinity Series with either Tegra 3 or Snapdragon's S4 chip
Yes, another one. Less than four months after announcing the original T201 Transformer Prime and slightly modified TF700T, ASUS is adding uno más to the collection. And don't be fooled by the...
10:19 am EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Microsoft lowers hardware requirements, opens Marketplace to 23 more countries
If there was a theme for today's Nokia keynote, and, by extension, Microsoft's plans for Windows Phone, it's that the OS is being targeted toward lower-spec phones worldwide. The SDK update that'll ...
09:36 am EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Panasonic Eluga Power: 5-inch 720p display, 9.6mm thin, S4 processor
Remember Panasonic's Eluga? The phone with a name that sounded like you'd eaten too much popcorn before going on a roller coaster now has a bigger brother to protect the family insignia: the Eluga Po...
08:09 am EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Nokia announces 808 PureView: Belle OS, 4-inch display, 41-megapixel camera(!) (video)
Remember that Nokia PureView tease from a few days ago? Well, suddenly it all makes sense. We are indeed looking at an imaging flagship phone and a true successor to the N8. It's called the 808 PureV...
08:09 am EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Nokia announces 808 PureView: Belle OS, 4-inch display, 41-megapixel camera(!) -- we go hands-on!
Remember that Nokia PureView tease from a few days ago? Well, suddenly it all makes sense. We are indeed looking at an imaging flagship phone and a true successor to the N8. It's called the 808 PureV...
08:09 am EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Nokia announces 808 PureView: Belle OS, 4-inch display, 41-megapixel camera(!) -- we go hands-on! (video)
Remember that Nokia PureView tease from a few days ago? Well, suddenly it all makes sense. We are indeed looking at an imaging flagship phone and a true successor to the N8. It's called the 808 PureV...
08:09 am EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Nokia announces 808 PureView: Belle OS, 4-inch display, 41-megapixel camera(!) -- we go hands-on (video)
Remember that Nokia PureView tease from a few days ago? Well, suddenly it all makes sense. We are indeed looking at an imaging flagship phone and a true successor to the N8. It's called the 808 PureV...
08:08 am EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Nokia unveils Lumia 610, arriving Q2
Another addition to la familia Nokia has been revealed. The Lumia 610 looks to be its entry level Windows Phone, going by the company's current naming convention, and will pack 256MB of RAM alongside...
08:04 am EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Nokia announces Nokia Reading at MWC 2012, brings content together, makes it available offline
Among the many goodies Nokia unveiled in its presser at MWC 2012 is a new hub for consuming your favorite written content. Called Nokia Reading, it brings your news feeds, ebooks, and audio books tog...
07:54 am EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Nokia grows Lumia 900 family: Canada gets LTE, HSPA+ for everyone else
Well, that AT&T exclusivity was bound to wear off at some point. Nokia just confirmed that an LTE version of its flagship Lumia 900 will be crossing the border into Canada in April, running on Ro...
07:40 am EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Skype app launches beta version on Windows Phone
In the midst of this week's mobile madness, Skype has announced that its finally ready to arrive on its good friend's mobile platform. Yes, Windows Phone is getting its very own Skype app -- at leas...
07:40 am EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Skype app launches beta version on Windows Phone Mango and up (video)
In the midst of this week's mobile madness, Skype has announced that its finally ready to arrive on its good friend's mobile platform. Yes, Windows Phone is getting its very own Skype app -- at leas...
07:38 am EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Nokia Asha Series 40 lineup expands with 202, 203 and 302
The Nokia Asha Series 40 phones were introduced at Nokia World last fall and today it expands by a few models, with the 202, 203 and 302. The 202 model is designed for "easy swap" SIM changes without...
07:38 am EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Nokia Asha Series 40 lineup expands with 202, 203 and 302 (hands on)
The Nokia Asha Series 40 phones were introduced at Nokia World last fall and today it expands by a few models, with the 202, 203 and 302. The 202 model is designed for "easy swap" SIM changes without...
07:30 am EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Invoxia unveils the AudiOffice, a $299 speaker dock for iDevices
The last time we heard from Invoxia, the company was showing off a desktop VoIP phone with iPad and iPhone docks, allowing you to use the familiar iOS interface to manipulate all the phone's control...
07:30 am EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Invoxia unveils the AudiOffice, a $299 speaker dock for iDevices (video)
The last time we heard from Invoxia, the company was showing off a desktop VoIP phone with iPad and iPhone docks, allowing you to use the familiar iOS interface to manipulate all the phone's control...
07:25 am EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Live from the Nokia press conference at MWC 2012!
It's hard to say what Nokia's going to reveal at this year's MWC, but naturally we have a hard time believing it will be any less shocking than what the Finnish company had in store for us last year....
07:14 am EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Qualcomm unleashes Snapdragon S4 'Pro' chip with superior graphics
The standard version of the S4, aka the MSM8960, has already garnered a lot of benchmark-backed respect -- not least in the HTC One X. It's a true next-gen SoC is every respect except one: it's Adreno...
07:00 am EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Samsung announces the Galaxy S (Player) WiFi 4.2 at MWC
In all the other MWC bombast, you might have missed that Samsung's added another member to its humble Galaxy S WiFi (Galaxy Player) PMP-lineup. This version packs a 4.2-inch WVGA (480 x 800) screen, ...
07:00 am EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Samsung announces Galaxy Note 10.1 at MWC (update: hands-on photos!)
Samsung's announced another 10.1-inch tablet to join its burgeoning collection of slates. The Galaxy Note 10.1 is an S-Pen toting variant of the similarly sized-and-named Galaxy Tab. It's running Tou...
06:52 am EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Angry Birds Space to launch on Samsung's Galaxy Note (video)
Rovio described the upcoming Angry Birds Space as its biggest launch since the original game, but has been coy about platform details until now, as Samsung has revealed it's launching on the Galaxy N...
06:22 am EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Samsung's latest 8MP cameraphone sensor has backside illumination, zero shutter lag
Samsung hasn't shown off all of its new tech at MWC 2012 yet, but one more early announcement is a new "premium" cameraphone sensor, the 8MP S5K3H7. Its new 1.4um CMOS shown above features backside i...
06:22 am EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Samsung's latest 8MP cameraphone sensor has backside illumination, zero shutter lag (Update: specs)
Samsung hasn't shown off all of its new tech at MWC 2012 yet, but one more early announcement is a new "premium" cameraphone sensor, the 8MP S5K3H7. Its new 1.4um CMOS shown above features backside i...
05:01 am EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Adobe unveils Photoshop Touch for iPad 2 at MWC, slate-style photo editing for $10
Keeping its promise to include iOS users in the Photoshop-enabled slate party, Adobe has announced the arrival of its Photoshop Touch iPad app today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Sporting a ...
05:00 am EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Adobe announces Project Primetime video platform, Highlights available now for iPad (Update: video)
If you've been wondering what Adobe had in the works after laying Flash Player for mobile to rest, the wait is over. The outfit has unveiled the codenamed Project Primetime, the "industry's first fu...
03:45 am EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget HTC to launch "Dragon" series smartphone in mainland China, expand to international markets in the future
HTC may have just announced its highfalutin One family of smartphones in Barcelona, but it's still the year of the Dragon back home -- and the Taiwanese outfit has the slabs to prove it. Meet the "Dr...
03:27 am EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget How would you change the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9?
We like to think of HWYC as the counterpoint to IRL, focused on your experiences of using these gadgets on a daily basis. What annoying little issues do you wish the company had ironed out before shi...
01:56 am EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Lumigon's T2 smartphone wants to control your TV, obey your commands
Ever notice how often you lose your TV remote, but how rarely lose track of that social lifeline you call a smartphone? So did the folks at Denmark-based Lumigon, that's why they've put their Scandin...
01:30 am EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: dinosaur robots, a robotic bee and X-ray origami animals
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 researchers harnessed technology to reap groun...
12:12 am EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget HTC One V: we go hands-on (video)
And here's the littlest addition to HTC's bid for mobile world domination -- the HTC One V. Well, at least the hardware's here. Unfortunately, we weren't unable to take the OS for a spin, but we di...
12:03 am EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget HTC One S hands-on at MWC 2012 (video)
The second of the One. That's another way to describe the HTC One S, the mid-range selection in the Taiwanese company's trio of new devices. Even though it should be considered middle of the road whe...
12:01 am EDT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Engadget Orange announces first Intel-powered Android phone for Europe, codenamed Santa Clara
Orange will be the first to offer a Medfield-powered Android phone in Europe. Codenamed Santa Clara, and arriving some time this summer, it looks pretty similar to Intel's reference model -- in both ...
11:23 pm EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget HTC One X hands-on at MWC 2012 (video)
Mobile World Congress has already brought a lot of great phones, and the show floor hasn't even opened yet. But there's just something about Peter Chou's latest creation that has us more eager to pla...
11:00 pm EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget Switched On: Mountain Lion brings iOS apps, malware traps
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. According to Wikipedia, the mountain lion, also known as the cougar, is distinguished by having the greatest range of ...
10:04 pm EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of February 20th, 2012
Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so m...
09:46 pm EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget Fish are lazy, naive, easily led by robots (video)
What does a fish look for in a leader? No doubt a nice fishy smell is important, and maybe a sense of direction too, but the overriding factor happens to be something much simpler, and indeed simple ...
09:19 pm EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget HTC reveals Media Link wireless HDMI adapter for One X and One S phones
Looking to accessorize your fresh HTC look? Then how about the Media Link wireless dongle for starters? It'll mirror the display from your One X or One S on any HDMI-equipped TV. We're told it'll be ...
09:10 pm EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget HTC updates Beats Audio, makes it work with any third-party app
Let's just say we were underwhelmed by the first iteration of HTC Beats on the Sensation XE. But now it looks like the technology has been revamped for the latest One handsets, so -- once we've taste...
09:03 pm EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget ViewSonic's ViewPhone 4e hands-on (video)
The ViewSonic ViewPhone 4e -- the downmarket sibling of the ViewPhone 4s -- launched at MWC today and unlike the 4s, the 4e was essentially feature complete. This dual SIM set will ship with Android ...
08:46 pm EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget HTC One V unveiled: Sense 3.6 on ICS, Beats audio, 3.7-inch WVGA LCD
It's not often that device codenames serve as a direct mission statement, but with the outing of the One V, neé Primo, first-timers are getting an entry level HTC-welcome. The Ice Cream Sandwi...
08:46 pm EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget HTC One V unveiled: Sense 4.0 on ICS, Beats audio, 3.7-inch WVGA LCD
It's not often that device codenames serve as a direct mission statement, but with the outing of the One V, neé Primo, first-timers are getting an entry level HTC-welcome. The Ice Cream Sandwi...
08:45 pm EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget HTC One X exclusive to AT&T in the US, brings LTE, Beats, ICS and Sense 4 to Ma Bell
Just frothy thinking about HTC's recently unveiled superphone, the One X? Well, for those of you that call the US home, outside of importing HTC's latest, you're going to have only one network choic...
08:45 pm EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile gets the HTC One S first in the US, coming this spring
See HTC's new superstar handset the One S earlier during our MWC 2012 liveblog and want one for your very own? Well, we've got some good news for you T-Mobile aficionados, as the One S will be coming...
08:45 pm EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget HTC unveils One S, arrives with dual-core power, engineered metal finish
HTC's new phone appears to be its middle-weight offering, but it's still with a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED display and a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 inside set to do the heavy-lifting. Previo...
08:36 pm EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget HTC unveils One series camera upgrade, gets dedicated chip, f2.0 lens, 0.7-second capture
We're not even at the devices yet, but HTC CEO Peter Chou is very excited about the camera sensor inside that mysterious phone. The modul packs a f/2.0 camera lens, while the company's been busy craf...
08:36 pm EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget HTC unveils One series camera upgrade, gets dedicated chip, f2.0 lens, 0.7-second startup
We've not even seen the devices yet, but HTC CEO Peter Chou is very excited about the camera sensor inside his mysterious new phones. The module packs a f/2.0 camera lens, while the company's been bu...
08:32 pm EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget HTC One X announced at MWC 2012
HTC's launched a new flagship handset for Mobile World Congress 2012, the HTC One X -- codenamed Endeavour. Dipping into design notes from The Nokia Lumia line, the One X is a unibody device machined...
08:28 pm EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget HTC adds even more Dropbox support in Sense 4.0, storage upped to 25GB
More news coming out of HTC's camp in Barcelona. The firm shared promise rings with Dropbox a few months ago, offering 5GB total storage capacity on its Sense 3.5 devices, and now the two companies a...
08:16 pm EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget HTC debuts One brand at MWC 2012, unifies Android device lineup
Shearing clippers meet HTC's Android device portfolio. It appears UK head Phil Roberson wasn't just blowing the proverbial smoke this past January when he stated intentions to tighten up the manufact...
07:59 pm EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia P hands-on (video)
Without revealing the rhyme or reason behind its seemingly arbitrary Xperia naming convention, Sony's newly minted Mobile Communications arm unveiled its middle ground NXT series entry, the P, at thi...
07:30 pm EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget Live from the HTC press conference at MWC 2012!
Are you endeavoring to see the latest and greatest out of Taiwan? So are we, and we have a couple seats to watch Peter Chou excite us with some fancy new stuff on stage. That doesn't mean, howev...
07:20 pm EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia U hands-on
Sony certainly didn't pull out the big guns today at its Mobile World Congress 2012 keynote -- those showstoppers were for CES. Instead, the electronics giant decided to trot out two new, mid-to-low ...
07:20 pm EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia S now shipping, Ion to join the world tour come summer
Those of you that have been waiting to get your grubby paws on Sony's Xperia S are in luck, as Sony just confirmed during its keynote that it's started shipping globally, with the first units availab...
07:20 pm EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia U hands-on (update: video!)
Sony certainly didn't pull out the big guns today at its Mobile World Congress 2012 keynote -- those showstoppers were for CES. Instead, the electronics giant decided to trot out two new, mid-to-low ...
07:20 pm EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia S now shipping globally, Ion to join the world tour come summer
Those of you that have been waiting to get your grubby paws on Sony's Xperia S are in luck, as Sony just confirmed during its keynote that it's started shipping globally, with the first units availab...
06:56 pm EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus Vu hands-on at MWC 2012
Yes it's the LG Optimus Vu, and we got a chance to play with it! The verdict? It's quite lovely. The design is simple but attractive, and the build quality / materials are impressive. There's no doub...
06:44 pm EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget Sony plans largest ad campaign in 'many years' to launch new Xperia smartphones
Sony didn't just reveal some new smartphones at its Mobile World Congress press event today. It also took the opportunity to announce that it will launching what Sony Mobile CMO Steve Walker describ...
06:18 pm EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget Sony officially debuts Xperia U at MWC 2012
Frankly, Sony hasn't done much to stem the flow of Xperia U leaks pre-MWC, so we can't say we were all too surprised when the handset made its debut on stage today in Barcelona. The 3.5-inch phone of...
06:15 pm EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget Sony announces the Xperia P: Aluminum unibody, shipping Q2
Sony's press event is in full swing, and the first to arrive is the Xperia P. The phone follows on from the styling we saw on the Xperia S; but it looks likely to be the middle child, with a similar ...
05:52 pm EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget ViewSonic ViewPhone 4s hands-on (video)
Viewsonic's ViewPhone 4s was on hand at Mobile World Congress and we couldn't help but stop and check out this surprisingly likeable handset. First off, the 326ppi 3.5-inch IPS display is beautiful, ...
05:33 pm EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget Live from Sony's Mobile World Congress 2012 press event!
Today's Sony press conference is a biggie, and it's not just because this is the premier wireless tradeshow, or because the company is a household name. This will be the first time we've heard from ...
04:57 pm EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget Huawei MediaPad 10 eyes-on
If ever there was a "One more thing moment" it came at Huawei's Mobile World Congress 2012 press conference today, where the company's chairman waited until after a Q&A session to say, oh by the ...
04:19 pm EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget Huawei Ascend D quad (hands-on)
It's no secret that Huawei is intent on joining the big boys in the smartphone arena, and the Ascend D quad is undoubtedly its most promising attempt yet. We just took an opportunity to play around w...
04:11 pm EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget Researchers develop battery boosting Power Felt, encourages you to sit on your phone
For whatever reason, researchers have long been stuck on the idea of harnessing the wasted energy potential of the human body. We've seen our nation's brightest try to siphon power off of our spare ...
03:47 pm EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget Huawei teases quad-core tablet, keeps MWC mystery swirling
Today's Huawei press conference was, by all accounts focused on the Ascend D smartphone -- so much so that the company didn't have the luxury of discussing other things like, you know, tablets. We we...
03:46 pm EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus 3D Max hands-on
While we haven't seen 3D phones take the world by storm just yet, that hasn't stopped LG refining it's Optimus 3D series. Mobile World Congress 2012 has been hit by the Optimus 3D Max and it's faster...
03:46 pm EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus 3D Max hands-on (video)
While we haven't seen 3D phones take the world by storm just yet, that hasn't stopped LG refining its Optimus 3D series. Mobile World Congress 2012 has been hit by the Optimus 3D Max and it's faster,...
03:42 pm EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget ViewSonic ViewPad E70 and G70 hands-on
ViewSonic has kicked off the Showstoppers festivities at Mobile World Congress with a couple new tablets: the ViewPad G70 and E70 (pictured left and right). The twin tabs are specced just about the s...
03:14 pm EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget Huawei adds home-grown K3V2 quad-core mobile CPU to its arsenal
Texas Instruments, Qualcomm, NVIDIA, Samsung and Huawei? The Chinese company is hoping to add its name to the list of major players in the mobile CPU game with the K3V2. The processor is a quad-core ...
02:56 pm EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus 4X hands-on
The quad-cores have arrived and the first out of the blocks is LG's sequel to its dual-core Optimus 2X. The Korean phone maker has apparently recruited its "best engineers "on this wafer-thin slab of...
02:56 pm EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus 4X hands-on (video)
The quad-cores have arrived and the first out of the blocks is LG's sequel to its dual-core Optimus 2X. The Korean phone maker has apparently recruited its "best engineers "on this wafer-thin slab of...
02:56 pm EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus 4X HD hands-on (video)
The quad-cores have arrived and the first out of the blocks is LG's sequel to its dual-core Optimus 2X. The Korean phone maker has apparently recruited its "best engineers "on this wafer-thin slab of...
02:48 pm EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget Huawei outs Ascend D quad: 4.5-inch 720p display, Dolby 5.1, 1.5GHz K3V2 CPU
We'd seen some prior leaks, but aside from poorly translated marketing jargon, Huawei's managed to keep its latest and greatest smartphone under wraps -- until now, that is. The device is being bille...
02:30 pm EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget Duracell Powermat WiCC could bring wireless charging to any smartphone, we go hands-on (video)
Powermat may have a bright future, but the company's products to date have been expensive, slightly clunky and a generally imperfect solution for bringing wireless power to mobile devices. That could...
02:25 pm EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget Live from Huawei's Mobile World Congress 2012 press conference!
And it begins. Welcome to the first of many, many press conferences we'll be liveblogging during our week here at Mobile World Congress. Kicking things off we have Huawei and, one would hope, clarif...
02:00 pm EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget CoPilot GPS app includes free offline maps with optional traffic data and turn-by-turn navigation, headed to Android and iOS
ALK (that's the company behind CoPilot Live) is no stranger to GPS apps, but it's starting afresh this week with a new application offering more featuresfor free. CoPilot GPS, which will be available...
01:33 pm EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Beam hands-on at MWC 2012
Samsung, expected to make a quiet showing at this year's Mobile World Congress due to the fact that it doesn't have a press conference scheduled today or tomorrow, is actually projecting to offer a ...
01:00 pm EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget Samsung Optical Smart Hub SE-208BW review
As a species, we're distrustful of versatility. When Justin Timberlake is as successful in acting and business as he was as a singer, we cry foul. Therefore, it's only natural that Samsung's Optical...
12:45 pm EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget Court upholds Fifth Amendment, prevents forced decryption of data
When our forefathers were amending the constitution for the fifth time, they probably didn't have TrueCrypt-locked hard drives in mind. However, a ruling from the 11th Circuit Appeals Court has uphel...
12:33 pm EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget Join us for Sony's Mobile World Congress 2012 press event at noon EST
Okay, guys, time to finish up those Sunday errands, because we have quite the prime time lineup planned, and you're not going to want to go anywhere (Oscars, schmoscars, right?). Coming up at noon E...
12:01 pm EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget Join us for Huawei's Mobile World Congress 2012 liveblog at 9:30am EST
We've had our day to get over our jetlag after touching down in Barcelona, and now we're ready to get the liveblogs rolling. Kicking things off is Huawei, purveyor of underrated winners like the Hon...
11:36 am EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget Is this the Nokia Lumia 610? More specifications leaked
While posters are raised and Barcelona continues to fill with confused-looking tech journalists, another taste of Nokia's 2012 offerings has appeared. This time, it's the company's low-cost Windows ...
11:24 am EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget Google dives deep to bring underwater photos of the Great Barrier Reef this September
Your next trip to the Great Barrier Reef could be from the comfort of your home now that Google's partnered with Caitlin SeaView Survey, the University of Queensland's Global Change Institute and th...
09:45 am EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget Light-based 'Metatronics' chip melts minds, not copper
Engineers at the University of Pennsylvania have flipped the switch on a new type of computer circuit. Unlike conventional silicon, the new chip uses light -- not electricity -- to perform its logic....
08:05 am EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget Signage suggests Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 en route for MWC debut
Could it be that Samsung really, truly, has another 10.1-inch slab in store for us this week? After seeing the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 make its official debut earlier, it appears more and more likely that...
07:21 am EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget Facebook's Open Compute takes on data storage, designs a better home for your photos
Facebook wasn't kidding when it said it wanted to build better backends for the digital world -- after sharing the plans for its customized data center, it's looking to do the same with storage hardw...
05:02 am EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget Google search now shows upcoming concerts, helps you find the next gig
Google may stir controversy from time to time, but you can't deny it's one of the better provider of virtual tools that help make your life a bit easier. In this case, the Big G's bringing along som...
03:26 am EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget Ask Engadget: Best boardroom Skype gear?
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 Hugh, who wants his businesses conference ...
03:00 am EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) officially announced at MWC, 3.1 extra inches of Ice Cream Sandwich
We already saw Samsung's Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) just over a week ago, and now the company has come clean with its 10.1-inch variant (along with a new Galaxy Beam smartphone). Aside from bumping up the ...
03:00 am EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget Samsung announces Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1)
We already saw Samsung's Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) just over a week ago, and now the company has come clean with its 10.1-inch variant (along with a new Galaxy Beam smartphone). Aside from bumping up the ...
02:52 am EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget Samsung unveils new Galaxy Beam smartphone projector combo with dual core CPU
Samsung has finally started to reveal its new products at MWC 2012, starting with this refresh of the Galaxy Beam packing Android 2.3 and a 1GHz dual-core CPU. Just like its predecessor it brings an ...
01:13 am EDT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Engadget NVIDIA gets big names to embrace DirectTouch tech in Tegra 3 devices (video)
Synaptics, Atmel,N-trig, Raydium, Cypress and Focaltech -- big names in the field of touch-based devices -- have all agreed get on board with NVIDIA's DirectTouch platform. The tech offloads some of ...
11:08 pm EDT - Sat, February 25, 2012
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of February 20th, 2012
Not all mobile news is destined for the front page, but if you're like us and really want to know what's going on, then you've come to the right place. This week, we greet a new version of BlackBerry...
09:22 pm EDT - Sat, February 25, 2012
Engadget NHK's new Super Hi-Vision sensor captures 8K at 120fps, fast enough for Usain Bolt?
As amazing as Super Hi-Vision televisions are, most of the footage we've seen is of slow-moving cityscapes, nature and portraits. We may get more action sequences soon, thanks to a new CMOS sensor ca...
07:55 pm EDT - Sat, February 25, 2012
Engadget NHK's new Super Hi-Vision sensor captures 8K at 120fps, fast enough for Usain Bolt?
As amazing as Super Hi-Vision televisions are, most of the footage we've seen is of slow-moving cityscapes, nature and portraits. We may get more action sequences soon, thanks to a new CMOS sensor ca...
07:55 pm EDT - Sat, February 25, 2012
Engadget NuForce Air DAC wireless audio streamer on sale: $199 for iDevices, $179 for everything else
We may live in a digital world, but analog still rules the roost when it comes to audio, and a dedicated DAC can improve the quality of your tunes considerably. Back at CES, we teased you with NuForc...
07:00 pm EDT - Sat, February 25, 2012
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 127 - 02.24.2012
We are pretty excited for MWC. If you don't believe us, walk with us down this 127th Engadget Mobile Podcast path. It will make a believer out of you.Hosts: Myriam Joire (tnkgrl), Brad Molen, Joseph ...
06:13 pm EDT - Sat, February 25, 2012
Engadget DIY'er makes his own conductive ink, teaches you how to do the same
There are DIY projects that you should do at your own risk, and then there are DIY projects that you should do at your own risk. This conductive ink concocted by Jordan Bunker falls into the latter ...
05:00 pm EDT - Sat, February 25, 2012
Engadget We're live from Mobile World Congress 2012!
It may be the dead of winter, but you wouldn't know that in Barcelona. The sun's shining bright on Fira, the Spanish city's main exhibition center, as construction crews work furiously (read: gather ...
04:29 pm EDT - Sat, February 25, 2012
Engadget Moxi whole-home six tuner DVR on its way to WOW! customers
Just because Arris found limited success with its Moxi DVR in the consumer space, that doesn't mean it won't continue to seek success providing hardware to cable companies. Ultra TV is what the numbe...
03:01 pm EDT - Sat, February 25, 2012
Engadget Is your Android app on BlackBerry App World without you knowing?
In our review of PlayBook 2.0, we were eager to check out how well Android apps worked on the platform, and one of the first we reached for was the Dolphin HD browser. Curiously enough, it turns out ...
12:02 pm EDT - Sat, February 25, 2012
Engadget Tesla to owners: Plug it in
EV maker Tesla has come under fire for allegations that its vehicles can be "bricked" when their batteries are completely discharged. Such instances require that the cells be replaced to the tune of ...
09:07 am EDT - Sat, February 25, 2012
Engadget Pub owner Karen Murphy wins appeal in TV-decoder battle against Sky
It's been a few months since we last heard about the legal kerfuffle between Sky and pub owner Karen Murphy. In case you've been out of the loop, it all started when the UK broadcasting giant went a...
06:38 am EDT - Sat, February 25, 2012
Engadget Pinball pioneer Steve Kordek dies at 100
Believe it or not, pinball (that most beloved of nerd pastimes) hasn't always looked this way -- a familiar field of bumpers with a pair of forward facing flippers at the bottom. That particular desi...
04:50 am EDT - Sat, February 25, 2012
Engadget Google Drive SDK, Gmail integration hinted at in Google Docs source code
Still wondering if Mountain View's Google Drive service will launch as a Google Docs rebranding? The folks at the Google Operating System blog have some code you might want to peek at, then. Apparent...
03:29 am EDT - Sat, February 25, 2012
Engadget Telus confirms March 2nd launch for Nokia Lumia 800
Canadians may still have to wait a bit longer for some official word of the Lumia 900's possible debut in the country (the latest rumors suggest it may be heading to Rogers), but there's now at leas...
02:09 am EDT - Sat, February 25, 2012
Engadget Dyson's DC39 stateside-bound, couples canister footprint with 'Ball'-functionality come March
Lest you thought its previous 'City' endeavors were the pinnacle of diminutive bag-less suction, here comes Dyson with the DC39. Previously available elsewhere, the British company's latest canister ...
01:18 am EDT - Sat, February 25, 2012
Engadget MIdway Arcade brings Joust, Defender, Spy Hunter to iOS without the associated coin-loss
Warner Bros. has busted out an iOS flavored compilation of Midway's classic arcade games. For 99 cents you can re-live the experience of pumping coin after coin in the cabinets of your childhood. Th...
12:11 am EDT - Sat, February 25, 2012
Engadget There's literally no app for this: KIRF iPhone-branded gas stoves seized by Chinese authorities
Ordinarily, if you use your iPhone to fry eggs, it's time to check when your warranty expires. Not so for these KIRF iPhones, which can't make calls or download apps (let alone use Siri) but can fry...
11:09 pm EDT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Engadget Nova Launcher hits Android Market, custom grid and scrolling effects in tow
We know how much you love tweaking that Android handset, so we figured we'd let you know about a fresh 4.0-friendly UI customizer. The Nova Launcher, which has dubbed itself "everyone's favorite Ice...
10:56 pm EDT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Engadget PlayStation Vita Facebook app pulled for repairs, Sony blames house of Zuckerberg
After a short, two day stint on Sony's next generation portable, Facebook's Vita app has been pulled from the PSN store. According to a post on the official PlayStation Forums (EU), users were encoun...
10:28 pm EDT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Engadget Sprint almost bought MetroPCS for $8 billion, Hesse said yes, but the board said no
Well, well, it looks like AT&T wasn't the only one looking to acquire a competitor in the wireless business last year. According to CNBC's David Faber, the Now Network was knee-deep in negotiatio...
10:28 pm EDT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Engadget Sprint almost bought MetroPCS for $8 billion, Hesse said yes, but the board said no (update)
Well, well, it looks like AT&T wasn't the only one looking to acquire a competitor in the wireless business last year. According to CNBC's David Faber, the Now Network was knee-deep in negotiatio...
10:00 pm EDT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Engadget Mobile World Congress 2012 preview: what will we see?
Without hesitation, February always seems to be the most hectic time of the year for the mobile industry, thanks primarily to the annual Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona, Spain. The show has l...
09:41 pm EDT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Engadget Google tests the 'do not track' waters with a Chrome extension
Well, that didn't take long. One day after agreeing to implement a do not track button as part of a new consumer bill of rights, Google has given the people what they want... sort of. Keep My Opt-Out...
09:41 pm EDT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Engadget Google tests the 'do not track' waters with a Chrome extension (Update)
Well, that didn't take long. One day after agreeing to implement a do not track button as part of a new consumer bill of rights, Google has given the people what they want... sort of. Keep My Opt-Out...
09:00 pm EDT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Engadget Growing up Geek: Nicole Scott
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: tech journalist and c...
08:39 pm EDT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Engadget Galaxy Nexus landscape dock comes to the US
Officially branded Galaxy Nexus accessories have been a dream of ours for a while. So imagine our surprise, caution and then surprise again when the landscape dock for the ICS super-phone arrived on...
08:03 pm EDT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Engadget Ubuntu for Android: more details and prototype hands-on (video)
Canonical's announcement of Ubuntu for Android kicked up quite a stir, but it also left us with a few unknowns. The idea is that your phone becomes a mobile PC, switching from Android into full deskt...
07:37 pm EDT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Engadget Chrome for Android updates: recognizes app links, boosts speed
Google slipped a bit of an upgrade into the Android Market today. The mobile version of Chrome received a seemingly minor version bump and, much to our chagrin, left no changelog behind for us to per...
07:24 pm EDT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Engadget Samsung partners with FeliCa for Japanese NFC solutions, unveils 2012 Olympics' mobile payment app with Visa
Across the globe today, Samsung is bringing a number of pushes to broaden NFC adoption. On the island of Japan, the company's sealed a partnership with FeliCa Networks to implement its NFC-Secure App...
07:00 pm EDT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Engadget Engadget Podcast 282 - 02.24.2012
The Engadget Podcast: it's all BlackBerry PlayBooks, overblown sales figures and airbag backpacks.Host: Tim Stevens, Brian Heater, Dana WollmanProducer: Trent WolbeMusic: Orbital - Never00:06:13 - Bl...
06:39 pm EDT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Engadget Google's 'continuous gesture' patent application runs circles around copy and paste
You know the drill, you're browsing an article about volcanos on your phone and want to know more about Eyjafjallajokull. You've got two options, commit that bad-boy to memory, or fiddle with copy a...
06:00 pm EDT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Show 30: DJ Spooky, Google, Toy Fair and a pinball museum
The Engadget Show has just hit the big 3-0, and to celebrate, we're stretching out our legs in a more spacious locale. Yep, we're hitting the Times Center this month, but don't worry, we've got plen...
05:46 pm EDT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Engadget Whitman expects HP Windows 8 Intel tablet this year
Looks like old Fujitsu isn't the only PC-maker looking to get into the Windows 8 tablet business before year's end. Addressing a conference in Northern California, HP CEO Meg Whitman let it be known...
05:28 pm EDT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Engadget Acer's CloudMobile gets manhandled, sexy shell may hide Android secrets (video)
Acer's CloudMobile has already broken cover once. Now it's been manhandled in the flesh by members of the media. Sadly, we weren't on hand at Fashion Week in Milan to give it the once over ourselves ...
05:00 pm EDT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Engadget The winners of the 2011 Engadget Awards -- Editors' Choice (and enter to win an unlocked Galaxy Nexus!)
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04:36 pm EDT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Engadget Google plans to sell off stake in Clearwire at a steep loss
It was just under four years ago that Sprint and Clearwire brought together an impressive group of companies as part of a multi-billion dollar partnership to back the WiMAX service provider, but it's ...
04:14 pm EDT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Engadget Intel joins the Document Foundation, pimps LibreOffice
You're forgiven if you missed this little blip on the news radar: Intel has joined the advisory board of the Document Foundation and added the coalition's LibreOffice to the AppUp market. What's more...
03:51 pm EDT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Engadget Dropbox app drops the beta: automatic photo upload goes official on Android, coming soon to iOS
While those lucky beta testers managed to get a healthy lump of extra Dropbox storage for their efforts, the mobile app's new auto-upload feature has officially arrived. The update is now available o...
03:27 pm EDT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Engadget Nokia Belle earns corporate street-cred with Microsoft Office apps
Looks like the corporate bromance between Microsoft and Nokia is stronger than ever. The Finnish handset maker has announced a suite of MS applications that is making its way to select Symbian handse...
03:04 pm EDT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Engadget Nokia is the largest Windows Phone maker in the world, after one quarter
While we can't really say that we're surprised, Nokia has snagged the top spot for Windows Phone devices. Strategy Analytics reports that the Finnish smartphone maker now sits atop the global charts...
02:41 pm EDT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Engadget Acer Liquid Glow: Glossy-coated ICS phone to show up at MWC
One phone is never enough. Acer's revealed that it's bringing a second handset to Barcelona next week and it's got that Ice Cream Sandwich we know you love. With a 3.7-inch WVGA (800 x 480) display, ...
02:15 pm EDT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Engadget Roll out the red carpet -- Distro Issue 29 presents the Engadget Awards
You won't see our nominees flashing smiles and diamonds on a step and repeat, but the 2011 Engadget Awards are here and we've got all the winners in this week's issue of Distro. Alongside these champ...
01:44 pm EDT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Engadget Face-recognizing billboard ad identifies gender: no boys allowed (video)
A new face recognition ad will only reveal its full contents to women. It uses a "high-definition" camera to scan people's faces, detecting their gender with an apparent 90 percent success rate. The ...
01:19 pm EDT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Engadget Fraunhofer's Full-HD Voice brings high fidelity VoLTE to Android smartphones
The audio nerds at Fraunhofer are set to raise the bar for Voice over LTE next week in Barcelona, as the company has announced a new technology known as Full-HD Voice. By leveraging the AAC-ELD codec...
12:57 pm EDT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Engadget Cirque's proximity and grip sensor knows your left from your right, won't let you turn up your car stereo
Today's driving laws are awash with restrictions designed to help cut down on distracted driving -- no texting, no TV, no phone calls and no fun. The good 'ol car stereo has managed to stay off the ...
12:36 pm EDT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Engadget ViewSonic adds ViewPad G70, E100 and P100 to its tablet collection
In addition to the ICS phone trio, ViewSonic's also just announced three new tablets ahead of the MWC party. Pictured on the left is the 7-inch "super light, super slim" ViewPad G70 -- to be sold alo...
11:51 am EDT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Engadget ViewSonic goes dual-SIM with ViewPhone 4s, 4e and 5e, all packing Android Ice Cream Sandwich
When you're ready, here's yet another load of pre-MWC goodness. This year ViewSonic decided that merely slapping Ice Cream Sandwich on its new ViewPhones isn't good enough, so instead, the company's ...
11:28 am EDT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Engadget Apple chomps Chomp to improve App Store search
If we were Tim Cook, we wouldn't be able to resist the temptation of wasting some of that $100 billion on something extravagant, like a crystal iPhone dock or private theme park. Instead the boys in ...
10:49 am EDT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Engadget ASUS Transformer TF101 Ice Cream Sandwich update rolling out now in the US
Just as the official ASUS Twitter account foretold, today is the day WiFi Eee Pad Transformers meet Android 4.0 in the US (3G devices and other international users are still on the waiting list). Our...
10:32 am EDT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Engadget If God is a DJ, these are his decks (video)
Not getting the kind of attention you feel a DJ deserves? Then maybe it's because your decks are Plain Janes of spinning black nothingness when they could be so much more. You need projectors up ther...
09:48 am EDT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Engadget Apple releases EFI firmware updates for 2011 Macs, crushes bugs
If you're anything like us, your inner-geek revels in hearing rare system beeps while holding down obscure key combos that only occur while updating low-level firmware. While much of those theatrics ...
09:01 am EDT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Engadget Apple says iCloud and MobileMe email down in Germany, due to Motorola lawsuit
Cupertino says it is has suspended push email via iCloud or MobileMe for users in Germany, due to "recent patent litigation by Motorola Mobility." Numerous disputes currently rage between the two comp...
09:01 am EDT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Engadget Apple says iCloud and MobileMe push email down in Germany, due to Motorola lawsuit (Update)
Cupertino says it is has suspended push email via iCloud or MobileMe for users in Germany, due to "recent patent litigation by Motorola Mobility." Numerous disputes currently rage between the two comp...
07:52 am EDT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Engadget TiVo software coming to Pace set-top boxes
You may have never heard of Pace, but you might have some of its hardware in your house right now. If you're a DirecTV subscriber, that satellite receiver you rely on every day might actually be made...
06:49 am EDT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Engadget Sprint launches New Ventures arm, adapts ID and Zone apps for foreign markets
Like any money-hungry corporation, Sprint's branching out to pursue greener (as in the color of dolla dolla bills) pastures. The Hesse-led co's just announced the creation of its New Ventures unit, a...
05:57 am EDT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Engadget Proton and Yes team up to offer Malaysia's first 4G-connected car, promise more to come
The first one may only amount to a MiFi housed in the dash (although that does come standard), but automaker Proton and Malaysian carrier Yes seem to have some fairly grand designs on 4G-connected c...
05:16 am EDT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Engadget FCC thinks ISPs should do a better job preventing fraud, theft
Internet fraud and theft are major problems, there seems to be little doubt about that -- according to FCC chairman Julius Genachowski, some 8.4 million credit card numbers are stolen every year. The...
04:23 am EDT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Engadget Robot navigates, reassembles truss structures
Sick and tired of your boring old truss? This handy little robot may well be just the solution you're looking for. It can navigate a truss structure using its 3D-printed bi-directional gear innards, ...
03:41 am EDT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Engadget Apple patent application points to DJ-like beat matching, pairs iTunes with fist pumps
Once upon a less digital time, there existed the art of the mixtape: a tedious labor of love that required timing, taste and a penchant for musical progression. No longer in this iTunes-era, where pe...
02:58 am EDT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Engadget Roku remote for iOS updated, easier navigation features in tow
Good news for folks who are enjoying the virtual hook-up between a certain line of miniature entertainment boxes and an iOS device. The Roku app's just hit version 1.1 and is bringing along some rel...
02:20 am EDT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Engadget Hack enables fast refresh mode on Nook Simple Touch (video)
As anyone who's used an e-reader knows, page refreshes aren't the most elegant feature of E Ink. Well, if you've got a Nook Simple Touch a hack released by XDA Developers member marspeople could put ...
01:53 am EDT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Engadget 'Hugo' director Martin Scorsese, cast explain the advantages of shooting movies in 3D (video)
We'll have to wait until this weekend to find out if Martin Scorsese's Hugo takes home any hardware from the Academy Awards, but we've got an early preview of one the Blu-ray 3D release's special fea...
01:24 am EDT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Engadget Shanghai court rejects Proview injunction, okays the sale of Apple iPads (update: Proview sues Apple in US courts)
The legal tussle between Apple and Proview over the iPad has swung in Cupertino's direction. According to Chinese news outlet Xinmin, a Shanghai court has rebuffed Proview's demand for an injunction ...
01:00 am EDT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Interview: BlackBerry PlayBook product manager Michael Clewley
There's no getting around it: it's been a rough couple of years for Research in Motion. This week's on-time release of its PlayBook 2.0 software marked a rare bright spot in an otherwise grim era, br...
12:28 am EDT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Engadget Mozilla rumored to debut LG-made Boot to Gecko device at MWC
Mozilla hasn't exactly been quiet about the fact that it has some big stuff to show off at Mobile World Congress. We've already gotten a peek at Boot to Gecko and it's announced it'll be joining the ...
12:02 am EDT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Engadget Drexel University turns to 3D scanners, printers to build robotic dinosaurs
3D printers, 3D scanners and robotics are usually more than enough on their own to get us interested in something, but a team of researchers at Drexel University have played one other big trump card...
11:28 pm EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget TiVo releases Q4 results, announces transcoder and IP set-top box on the way
Today TiVo announced its earnings for Q4 2011 and the full year, however the most interesting note was word of a few new boxes on the way. From the sound of things, the company will deliver a four st...
11:05 pm EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget Samsung demos new 32nm quad-core Exynos ahead of MWC
If you were lucky enough to be at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference, then you might have caught a glimpse of Samsung's latest sliver of mobile silicon. The as yet unnamed Exynos parts...
10:36 pm EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget LG's upcoming MWC lineup runs into some Italians, gets documented on video
You might have already seen LG's upcoming Optimus Vu in video form, but what about the rest of the company's Mobile World Congress debutants? Enter Italian site Telefonino, who's managed to wrangle h...
10:12 pm EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget Everything Everywhere promises 'small-scale LTE launch' in UK by the end of 2012
Everything Everywhere's spilled more details on its 4G hopes and dreams. That £1.5 billion investment is aiming to get a small scale LTE launch by the end of the year -- subject to Ofcom's say...
09:49 pm EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: Node helps your smartphone monitor pretty much everything
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 ...
09:30 pm EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live tonight at 5PM!
We're back in the studio this week -- well, Brian and Dana are. Tim's still in his undisclosed location upstate. Join us tonight at 5PM, as we gear up for Mobile World Congress and discuss the surpr...
09:15 pm EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget ASUS MWC teaser video hints at possible hi-res tablet display?
What's not to love about a short video insinuating something marvelous may be coming soon -- especially if it means a hi-res screen on a tablet, à la that purported Retina Display we saw a fe...
09:15 pm EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget ASUS MWC teaser video 'Twice the Detail' hints at higher-res tablet display
What's not to love about a short video insinuating something marvelous may be coming soon -- especially if it means a hi-res screen on a tablet, à la that purported Retina Display we saw a fe...
09:00 pm EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget NVIDIA's quad-core Tegra 3 chips get LTE support, radio makers GCT and Renesas on board
After yesterday's clarification that Tegra 3's architecture will now be known as 4-PLUS-1, NVIDIA's got something a little meatier to share. The outfit just announced that its quad-core chips are get...
08:41 pm EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget Google+ Circles heading to Google Voice, creepers heading straight to voicemail
If you've spent some quality time with Google+, we're sure you've encountered Circles. You know, the feature that enables you to control who sees your G+ posts and who doesn't. Now, the fo...
08:19 pm EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget Korea's largest ISP plans 'network fees' for datahogs like YouTube, internet TV
South Korea's biggest internet provider plans to recoup high traffic network upgrades by charging YouTube and other data-hungry sites. KT will start by blocking access to some TV apps found Samsung's...
07:59 pm EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget Google, Microsoft and Netflix want DRM-like encryption in HTML5
HTML5 is supposed to set the web free. Free to deliver and shape online media in any web browser. However, several of the standard's greatest champions want to be able to restrict the use of and ta...
07:38 pm EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget MetroPCS Q4 results are in: increased revenue, slowing growth
The nation's fifth largest wireless provider -- MetroPCS -- has checked in with its Q4 2011 financials, and on the whole, the company looks to be doing quite well. Metro reported $1.2 billion in con...
07:00 pm EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 review
BlackBerry PlayBook review RIM shows off new features for PlayBook 2.0 at DevCon BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 now ready for downloadLadies and gentlemen, welcome to the world of email. Yes, em...
06:59 pm EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget Google 'close' to picking new Motorola Mobility CEO, say the usual gang of sources
Google's first act with Motorola Mobility under its wing? Picking a new head for the company, apparently. According to some anonymous-type sources over at Bloomberg, Mountain View "is close" to picki...
06:46 pm EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget ComScore report finds 42 percent of US mobile users have smartphones, Android at nearly 50 percent
ComScore released its annual Digital Future in Focus report earlier this month, offering new findings on things like email and web use, and it's now out with its latest Mobile Future in Focus report,...
06:24 pm EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget Gevey Ultra S SIM brings freedom to iPhone 4S, unlockers rejoice (video)
Fancy yourself a world traveler but steadfastly refuse to pay a premium for an unlocked variant of Apple's 4S? Or perhaps it's just not up for grabs on that beloved carrier of yours. Well, a solutio...
05:57 pm EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget Lumus' OE-31 optical engine turns motorcycle helmets, other eyewear into wearable displays
After showing off a duo of wearable, see-through displays at CES, Lumus is back with a second optical engine -- one that could be used in any style of frames, from prescription glasses to ski goggle...
05:35 pm EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget OMAP 5's dual A15 cores wipe the floor with four A9s in browsing benchmark
We've seen Texas Instrument's OMAP 5 in action, but we haven't been able to pit it directly against a competitor. The Dallas company must be growing more and more confident in its product however, as...
05:00 pm EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget The winners of the 2011 Engadget Awards -- Readers' Choice
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04:45 pm EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget NPD: Apple grabs over a quarter of the mobile PC business in Q4 2011 (including iPads), HP tops with laptops
Just what is a "mobile PC" these days? According to market research firm NPD, that category now includes both tablets and laptops -- and by that definition, Apple is unsurprisingly way ahead of its ...
04:40 pm EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget Listen to the Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 1PM EST!
It's a special Thursday afternoon edition of the Engadget Mobile Podcast! We'll all be en route to Barcelona tomorrow, so we've bumped it up a day early to help you get even more excited about Mobile...
04:00 pm EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget Hauppauge Broadway review
New ways to watch TV, we're always looking for 'em. New products for you to buy, companies are always trying to make 'em. The two aspirations converge with Hauppauge's latest product, Broadway. The i...
03:49 pm EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget CineSquid suction tripod system looks to add car-mounted footage to your video repertoire
You may recall Cinetics from the outfit's Kickstarter campaign to fund its CineSkates rolling tripod. Well the same folks are at it again -- only this time suction cups are the videography weapon of ...
03:34 pm EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget Windows support will last forever (almost), thank you Microsoft!
Just when you needed one more reason to carry on loving Windows Vista, Microsoft has gone and increased its customer support period. An extension has also been granted to Windows 7, which will get a...
03:19 pm EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget Microsoft adds new feature to Bing, wants you to stay Linked (video)
Looks like Microsoft isn't done flipping the switch on fresh bits within its beloved search engine. The new feature, dubbed Linked Pages, can "decide how you look to your first crush" by allowing yo...
02:59 pm EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget Samsung Zipel oven takes instructions from your Android phone
Smart ovens have long been a promise of appliance-makers, but they haven't exactly caught on with the general public just yet. Samsung's now making another push to change that, however, rolling out ...
02:42 pm EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget Samsung Rugby Smart officially coming to AT&T March 4 for $100
It was only a matter of time, we suppose. After having seen the Samsung Rugby Smart poke its head out from time to time, Samsung's new rugged smartphone is officially hitting AT&T stores on March...
02:32 pm EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget White House gets behind online 'bill of rights,' companies to adopt 'do not track'
President Obama is throwing his weight behind a consumer bill of rights that includes protections against online companies in particular, and aims to safeguard customer privacy. While the plan doesn'...
02:14 pm EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget HTC Ville to run on a dual-core Snapdragon S4?
Well looky here. A phone bearing the alluring name of "HTC VLE_U" just cropped up on NenaMark2 with a healthy 57.50 average frame rate. More interesting than the score, however, is the reference to a...
01:56 pm EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget NEC jumps the gun, debuts its MWC smartphone lineup ahead of Barcelona
2012 may prove to be a very good year for NEC, which has launched two smartphones and a tablet in the past month alone. Having not missed a beat, the Japanese firm has gone ahead and revealed its lin...
01:30 pm EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget Hands-on with Immersion HD Integrator hi-fi haptics
It was just over a year ago when we met with the folks from Immersion, and they showed us a prototype handset packing its HD haptics technology. Since that time, the piezoelectric actuator that makes...
01:15 pm EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget ViewSonic ViewPad G70 with ICS launching at MWC?
Word on the street is ViewSonic's getting ready to unveil a fresh, ICS-equipped 7-inch tablet at MWC (along with everyone else). The ViewPad G70, which would be a follow-up to that budget-friendly E...
01:00 pm EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget AT&T announces home automation platform, eco-ratings for consumer devices
Today, AT&T revealed that it's working on a new home monitoring and automation platform known as Digital Life. While it'll be marketed toward service providers, the IP-based system will allow busi...
12:42 pm EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget ASUS Transformer TF101 finally receives ICS update, Taiwan takes the first bite
Shortly after amending the Eee Pad Transformer Prime's locked bootloader fiasco, ASUS has just announced that the original Transformer's much anticipated Ice Cream Sandwich update is now slowly rolli...
12:42 pm EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget ASUS Transformer TF101 finally receives ICS update, Taiwan takes the first bite (update: US tomorrow!)
Shortly after amending the Eee Pad Transformer Prime's locked bootloader fiasco, ASUS has just announced that the original WiFi Transformer's much anticipated Ice Cream Sandwich update is now slowly ...
12:29 pm EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget Google adds Esperanto as its 64th machine translatable language
Esperanto isn't just something Microsoft uses to tease Google for abandoning video codecs, it's a legitimate, manufactured language. Created in the late 1800's by Dr. Ludwig L. Zamenhof, Esperanto wa...
12:19 pm EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 12-65 hits North America in March for $11,350
Have you been shoring up funds since you first heard about the Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 12-65 last month? We sure hope so. The company has announced that its 65-inch full HD and 3D compatible pl...
12:03 pm EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget Shanghai court rejects Proview injunction, okays the sale of Apple iPads
The legal tussle between Apple and Proview over the iPad has swung in Cupertino's direction. According to Chinese news outlet Xinmin, a Shanghai court has rebuffed Proview's demand for an injunction ...
11:28 am EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget Samsung may cough up millions over kaput TVs
A class action lawsuit filed by owners of faulty Sammy TVs has finally reached a settlement. The manufacturer has promised to foot the bill for new repairs, reimburse for previous repairs and hand ou...
11:01 am EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget Sony outs 350Mbps TransferJet chip for smartphones, tries not to stare at Toshiba
With Toshiba's toes having already crossed the 560Mbps wireless transfer speed barrier, Sony is instead forced to emphasize that its new TransferJet chip has "industry-leading short-range sensitivity....
10:33 am EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget Panasonic: Eluga means 'Elegant, user-orientated gateway,' not a cry of distress
No, it's not the noise people make when they've eaten too much caviar. Panasonic's revealed the reasoning behind calling its long-heralded smartphone Eluga -- apparently it stands for "ELegant, User...
10:04 am EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget Star Wars 3D getting the Blu-ray treatment for spring?
Just finished your deliciously digital Blu-ray collection of the Star Wars saga? Thought that was the end of it? C'mon. Following the three-dimensional release of Episode 1 in theaters, Pocket-lint'...
09:14 am EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget Qualcomm Atheros flaunts 802.11ac WiFi module for Snapdragon S4
The 802.11ac WiFi standard may sound like an alphabetical step backwards, but for high-bandwidth tasks like 1080p streaming it promises to wipe the face off 802.11n. Qualcomm Atheros wants its share ...
09:02 am EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget Harris new rugged tablet brings Honeycomb to your local combat-zone
Harris makes the tough tech you'd expect to see census takers (leave it), NFL stadiums and public buses toting around. It's introducing a new 7-inch Android tablet that's so hard-as-nails it would ma...
07:58 am EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget Apache outs version 2.4 of its HTTP server six years after last full release
It's been half a dozen years since Apache last released a new version of its venerable HTTP server, but the day has finally come for version 2.4 to be unveiled to the world. Granted, the old Apache wa...
07:18 am EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile lost more customers in Q4, will launch LTE in 2013 with AWS spectrum from AT&T
In T-Mobile USA's first earnings report since the proposed merger with AT&T fell through in December, it noted a loss of 802,000 customers in Q4 (being the only carrier not to have the iPhone is ...
06:19 am EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S II celebrates 20 million sold, just in time for MWC
After crossing the 10 million units moved threshold back in September, Samsung has joyously announced ahead of MWC 2012 that its Galaxy S II family of phones has sold 20 million since launching in Ap...
05:54 am EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget NVIDIA officially brands Tegra 3's five-core quad-core architecture as 4-PLUS-1
NVIDIA's cooked up a few ways to describe the Tegra 3's quad-core-with-a-spare architecture, usually by giving the extra Cortex A9 a cute nickname like "ninja," or "companion." Until now, the proper ...
05:05 am EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget ZTE to unleash eight new phones at MWC, hopes multi-core chipsets and LTE push them into third place
If the trio of slabs ZTE announced earlier this week weren't enough for you, sit tight, the outfit just announced it's bringing a total of eight new phones to Barcelona next week. The new handsets wi...
04:10 am EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus 4X HD unveiled: Quad-core Tegra 3, Ice Cream Sandwich, 4.7-inch display
If LG failed to impress so far with the Android 2.3 phones it's shown off in the run up to MWC 2012, perhaps the Optimus 4X HD can turn things around. This 4.7-inch beast will hit Europe in the secon...
03:43 am EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget Facebook PS Vita app hits US PlayStation Store
Although the PlayStation Vita's official US launch brought with it the pleasures of LiveTweeting, WiFi-only Netflix access and Flickr's photo-based networking, its Facebook and Foursquare apps were c...
03:26 am EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget Netflix locks up Academy Award nominated exclusives from The Weinstein Company
If you're looking for more content to watch on Netflix's Watch Instantly streaming service -- especially since all those Starz movies are exiting stage left at month's end -- we have good news, as it ...
02:42 am EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget Google Street View now sending snapshots from Russia, with love
We've lived vicariously through Google Maps a few times in the past, including an excursion down the Amazon River. Today, those plans for a trip to Russia can get a lot more detailed as Street View ...
01:16 am EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget M3 Android NFC Communicator mixes something old, something new for prepaid subs
Malaysia may not be on the tip of anyone's tongue when wireless comes to mind, but that's not stopping local outfit DMD Mobile from attempting to make its mark. Set for an official unveiling at next ...
12:37 am EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget SanDisk makes 128-gigabit flash chip, crams three bits per cell, takes afternoon off
SanDisk has developed a chip that earns it membership in the exclusive 128-gigabit club. Not content with simply matching the Micron / Intel effort, SanDisk and its partner Toshiba claim their new me...
12:01 am EDT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Engadget Adafruit's Internet of Things Printer combines your love of information, receipts
Love staying connected and using excess paper? Adafruit's got your back with its latest project. The Internet of Things (IoT) printer goes online via an Ethernet jack, printing up data on 2.5 inch wi...
11:42 pm EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget OnLive Desktop launches 'Plus' subscriptions, puts IE in your iPad
OnLive has already given Microsoft loving iPad owners a hefty, gratis helping of Windows 7, but that doesn't mean they haven't been building a paywall. What's behind the freshly dried brick and morta...
11:36 pm EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget Malata's 2012 2013 roadmap reveals a very tablet-friendly future
Chinese manufacturer Malata is relatively unknown in the tablet universe, as it hasn't been in the spotlight since showing off its SMB-A1011 back in 2010. Now, the outfit's quietly unveiled a roadma...
11:13 pm EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget SCEA Senior VP hints Hulu may be headed to PS Vita
By now, we're sure you have that shiny new PlayStation Vita all unboxed and have logged several hours on the thing playing games, Tweeting and watching vids on Netflix. But, if those apps we told yo...
11:11 pm EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget Chaotic Moon's Board of Awesomeness gains mind controls, becomes Board of Imagination
Remember the Board of Awesomeness we took for a spin back at CES? Well, the folks from Chaotic Moon went back to the lab to make it even better with a new control system, swapping out the Kinect sens...
11:01 pm EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget New privacy policy standards agreed to by world's major app store owners
The California Attorney General has struck a deal with the world's major app store opperators that will see new privacy policy standards put in place. Apple, Google, Microsoft, HP, RIM and Amazon hav...
10:52 pm EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget Huawei Prism, HTC Ville may be heading to T-Mobile in April?
HTC and Huawei are both expected to bring their A-game to MWC. What exactly that entails remains a mystery, thanks to both companies keeping their lips sealed. And while we're still not completely s...
10:36 pm EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget Magnetic retainer lets you operate machinery with your tongue, gives linguistics new meaning
Many people with debilitating conditions rely on sip and puff technology to get around, which is relatively lo-fi by some standards. Now, a special retainer with magnetic sensors could bring mobility...
10:21 pm EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget Last chance to clear out Google Web History before the great data convergence
The end is nigh! For about 59 different Google ToS documents at least. After today, the new consolidated privacy policy will go into effect, which will also consolidate much of your data across Googl...
10:13 pm EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget Video: PlayStation Vita's AR game trio
With the retail launch of the Vita hardware comes the arrival of three augmented reality games, using a set of six cards that look an awful lot like the ESP test cards Dr. Venkman used in Ghostbuster...
09:56 pm EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget RIM builds BlackBerry server center in Mumbai, right where Indian government wants it
This is the epilogue to a story that started as far back as 2008, when the Indian government first demanded access to encrypted BBM traffic. In 2010, RIM made "certain proposals" that satisfied polit...
09:38 pm EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget Man gets served on Facebook, literally
Being unceremoniously dumped online isn't the only indignation made easier by social networks. For the first time, lawyers in the UK have been granted permission to serve a legal suit via Facebook. T...
09:22 pm EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget HP reports Q1 2012 financials: $30 billion net revenue, $1.5 billion net earnings, big drop in PC sales
HP reported results for its first fiscal quarter of 2012 this afternoon, including $30 billion in net revenue (down seven percent from the previous year), and net earnings of $1.5 billion (down a full...
09:00 pm EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget Razer Blade review
Typically, when a company wants to meet, you expect more of the same -- not a change in strategy, nor a decision to enter an entirely new product category. So when Razer wanted to meet us one bright...
08:43 pm EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget Nokia bringing two Lumia devices to MWC next week?
You have to love the last days leading up to a major event like Mobile World Congress, because the rumor mill just doesn't stop. The focus of this particular whisper is Nokia's Lumia series, which a...
08:32 pm EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget Google Docs presentations slides out of preview, adds import and comment options (video)
The slide-making masses have spoken and Google's dutifully listened. After launching presentations for Docs as a preview last October, the search giant's making that editor ready for prime time with ...
08:00 pm EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget IRL: Nikon D90, myCharge Portable Power Bank 6000 and Phosphor's World Time Sport
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. Desperate t...
07:56 pm EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget Google Fiber just got better? Big G asks for permission to provide video service to Kansas City
Here we thought the citizens of Kansas City couldn't get any more fortunate after being chosen by Google to get a fiber optic gigabit network. Turns out, Google Fiber may be bringing more than just w...
07:53 pm EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget Google Docs for Android update brings collaborative editing for all
It's been barely a month since Google Docs on Android got offline support, but here comes Mountain View with another equally impressive update. Those upgrading today are treated to collaborative edit...
07:39 pm EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget Sony Mobile rebranding quietly begins, changes to roll out over the next month
With the assimilation of Ericsson's wireless stake now neatly a footnote in its corporate history, Sony's moving on and making its newfound freedom known -- albeit quietly. According to a rep for the...
07:19 pm EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget Mozilla Labs Apps set to allow developer submissions for Mozilla Marketplace at MWC
Been keeping up with Mozilla Labs' Apps project? Today the company's focused on developers, with pleasing news if you've been looking to get your app's feet wet in it. In the coming weeks at Mobile ...
06:59 pm EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget Comcast sues Sprint with patent infringement, says two can play that game
Pro tip: when suing the pants off another company for patent infringement, it's a good idea to make sure you're not violating any of that same company's intellectual property. That's the lesson we im...
06:38 pm EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget Apple: developers now have until June 1 to sandbox apps for the Mac App Store
Back in the fall, Apple gave developers an ultimatum: sandbox your apps, or see yourself out of the Mac App Store. Originally, devs had until March 1st to make the change, which limits the resources...
06:06 pm EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget Pivothead video glasses offer impressive quality, we go hands-on (sample video)
There's a new adventure video capture company in town, and both Zeyez and GoPro would have good reason to be afraid. You may not have heard of Pivothead -- the company has had a remarkably quiet push...
05:57 pm EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget Samsung's Learning Hub demonstrates a commitment to education, profits
Samsung's R&D department has been working overtime as it strives to break the idea it copies wholesale ideas from its competition. Yesterday we heard word about its planned new cloud service and...
05:37 pm EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget Aakash lurches toward another crisis as India loses patience with DataWind
The conflicts and behind-the-scenes drama surrounding India's Aakash project once again threaten its existence. Despite a record-breaking 1.4 million pre-orders gained in under a fortnight, maker Dat...
05:19 pm EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget Google and Adobe team up to make Flash Player for Linux
Linux may no longer be getting any more fresh Air, but it's going to get a heaping helping of Flash thanks to a partnership between Adobe and Google. You see, Adobe's been developing a new browser API...
05:19 pm EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget Google and Adobe team up to make Flash Player for Linux (updated)
Linux may no longer be getting any more fresh Air, but it's going to get a heaping helping of Flash thanks to a partnership between Adobe and Google. You see, Adobe the pair has been developing a new ...
05:15 pm EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget Tesla Roadster EVs accused of 'bricking,' Tesla responds
Last night we were sent an interesting report about Tesla Roadsters falling into an unfortunate state -- a very terminal, very expensive state. According to theunderstatement a Tesla Roadster that is...
04:52 pm EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget New Nike+ apps and shoes cater to basketball players and training athletes
Nike just keep building on its Nike+ brand, turning what started life as a glorified pedometer, into a full-fledged workout-tracking platform. Hot on the heels of the FuelBand comes Nike+ B...
04:13 pm EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget Fujitsu readies its 'final model' quad-core smartphone for reveal next week
We laid our hands on Fujitsu's quad-core prototype at the start of the year, it now looks like the phone's now ready to show itself outside the confines of a perspex box. Wielding a Tegra 3 chipset,...
03:54 pm EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile wants FCC to block Verizon's spectrum deals with cable industry
Call it sour grapes, posturing... whatever you want. The fact remains that T-Mobile has stuck its nose in the middle of Verizon's quest to bulk up its wireless portfolio. Big Magenta filed a request ...
03:38 pm EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget Samsung Rugby Smart gets rendered as it anxiously awaits our drops and kicks
Rugged phones seem to be the exception more than the rule when it comes to smartphones. However, AT&T apparently has one in the pipeline dubbed the Samsung Rugby Smart. Destined to be the latest...
03:18 pm EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget ASUS gives Transformer Prime a bootloader unlock tool, Ubuntu promptly ported
Ah, it was indeed only a matter of time. Much like the way HTC caved into fan pressure, ASUS has finally released a bootloader unlock tool for its Transformer Prime TF201. Understandably, the tablet ...
03:02 pm EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget Flash roadmap reveals new features, improved GPU support, lack of retirement plans
Flash for mobile may just be a spectator at its own wake at this point, but the desktop browser plug-in is still alive and (reasonably) well. In fact, Adobe has a host of plans for its flagship multi...
02:41 pm EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget Verizon 4G LTE outage hitting parts of the US
Experiencing some issues downloading those expense reports via your Verizon LTE device this morning? You're not alone. We've received reports of data outages in Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Phoenix, Penns...
02:41 pm EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget Verizon 4G LTE outage hitting parts of the US (Updated)
Experiencing some issues downloading those expense reports via your Verizon LTE device this morning? You're not alone. We've received reports of data outages in Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Phoenix, Penns...
02:41 pm EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget Verizon 4G LTE outage hitting parts of the US (Update: it's back)
Experiencing some issues downloading those expense reports via your Verizon LTE device this morning? You're not alone. We've received reports of data outages in Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Phoenix, Penns...
02:38 pm EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget Barnes & Noble offers to repartition Nook Tablet storage, concedes you may need more than 1GB
Are you one of the many infuriated with Barnes & Noble over how it partitioned the storage on the Nook Tablet -- leaving you just 1GB for you own files? Well, it looks like the company has learne...
02:30 pm EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget Megaupload co-founder granted bail, New Zealand judge rules he's not a flight risk
After being denied twice, Megupload co-founder Kim Dotcom has been granted bail by a New Zealand judge, who ruled he isn't in fact a flight risk. To date, the court's rationale for keeping Dotcom be...
02:19 pm EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget Microsoft files EU antitrust complaint against Motorola Mobility, claims unfair licensing practices
Early last week, the European Commission gave Google its blessing regarding the purchase of Motorola Mobility. But the honeymoon has been anything but relaxing for the search giant and its latest powe...
02:00 pm EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget Synaptics announces ClearPad 2200 touchscreen controller for smartphones
That's smartphones, guys. Not superphones, and certainly not phablets (sorry, we hate that word too). After showing off its slate-friendly ClearPad 7300 multitouch display at CES, Synaptics is back ...
01:40 pm EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget EMIEW 2 connects to the internet, wants to google your stuff (video)
The adorable, metallic-haired EMIEW 2 has been given permission to go on the internet and it's going to use that privilege to find exactly where you left that stapler. First, the android uses its bu...
01:40 pm EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget EMIEW 2 robot connects to the internet, wants to google your stuff (video)
The adorable, metallic-haired EMIEW 2 has been given permission to go on the internet and it's going to use that privilege to find exactly where you left that stapler. First, the android uses its bu...
01:21 pm EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget Windows 8 to bring better language support, finally including English
In addition to better file management, accessibility and that all important new logo, Redmond's engineers are also promising improved language support in Windows 8. So far, Microsoft admits it's seen...
12:59 pm EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget AMD Piledriver cores will clock over 4GHz, employ 'resonant clock mesh'
AMD's Trinity APU can do some remarkable things, but we still don't know exactly what magic ingredients make its Piledriver cores superior to the tepidly received Bulldozer. Now though, a firm called...
12:23 pm EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget Google updates Flight Search for Android, iOS
Remember when Google launched its desktop-only Flight Search service back in the fall? Well, now it's made the travel checking tool both Android and iOS friendly. All the key flight-finding features ...
11:21 am EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget Dell XPS 13 manuals leak, spill the Ultrabook's guts all over the internet
Perhaps you've had your eye on Dell's XPS 13 since we showed you a pre-production model last month, but were looking to learn a bit more about it before buying one? Well, you're in luck, because a sp...
10:21 am EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget Nokia teases with imaging-themed video ahead of MWC
Well what do we have here? Nokia just posted a delightful little video on its YouTube channel hinting at some kind of announcement during Mobile World Congress next week. The imaging-themed video ent...
08:03 am EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget AT&T launches pilot program for expanded push-to-talk services
Let's face it, walkie-talkies are far from glamorous, but for large and small enterprises that rely on real-time communication, the WWII artifact remains an integral part of the workday. Now, AT&T...
06:31 am EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget 'Select' PS Vita apps hit the US PlayStation Store: Netflix, LiveTweet and Flickr
Did you just brave the lines of a midnight launch party and snag yourself a PS Vita in the US? Good news ye early adopters, Sony's PlayStation Blog has just announced that select free apps will be av...
06:31 am EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget 'Select' PS Vita apps hit the US PlayStation Store: Netflix, LiveTweet and Flickr (Update: video hands-on)
Did you just brave the lines of a midnight launch party and snag yourself a PS Vita in the US? Good news ye early adopters, Sony's PlayStation.Blog.US has just announced that select free apps will be...
05:34 am EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G making its way into T-Mobile stores in March for $150
We heard about Samsung's Galaxy S Blaze 4G -- a device that wins second place for longest name behind the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch -- last month at CES, but details were incredibly scarce. ...
04:20 am EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget Epson joins fitness market with world's lightest GPS watch
In the world of electronics, the size of a device directly relates to its ability to pull ahead of the competition -- especially when it comes to fitness-tracking gadgets. The latest and greatest in ...
03:40 am EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus 3D Cube is a slimmer sequel, world's first phone with 3D video editing
We're not sure if the world was anxiously awaiting a follow-up to LG's Optimus 3D (the AT&T Thrill 4G here in the states), but here it is: the LG Optimus Cube 3D. Only announced for Korean carrie...
03:40 am EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus 3D Max is a slimmer sequel, world's first phone with 3D video editing
We're not sure if the world was anxiously awaiting a follow-up to LG's Optimus 3D (the AT&T Thrill 4G here in the states), but here it is: the LG Optimus 3D Max -- or Optimus 3D Cube, depending o...
03:30 am EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget LG's Optimus Vu shows up on video, flaunts note taking expertise (video)
Another pre-Mobile World Congress tease from LG? Yup, you're looking at it. While the company's technically already spilled the beans on its upcoming Galaxy Note-rival, the Optimus Vu, this occasion ...
02:44 am EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget NYT: Google to sell Android-based heads-up display glasses this year
It's not the first time that rumors have surfaced of Google working on some heads-up display glasses (9 to 5 Google first raised the possibility late last year), but The New York Times is now reporti...
02:35 am EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 287 - 02.21.2012
Welcome to a special President's Day Engadget HD podcast (ok, not that special) where we kick things off with last week's hot button topic: universal pricing. Is a forced even playing field between o...
02:02 am EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget Skier saved from deadly avalanche by airbag backpack
Considering the pain and loss she's just endured, you may have a hard time convincing professional skier Elyse Saugstad that she's a lucky woman, but it's true. Saugstad was tackling Tunnel Creek in ...
01:01 am EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget Sony makes a patent move for Kinect style controller
We're not suggesting Sony has a Kinect style controller coming soon, but it certainly filed a patent for one. The application for a "User-Driven Three-Dimensional Interactive Gaming Environment" was ...
12:28 am EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget Twitter's Android and iOS app get updates; out on Kindle Fire now, Nook soon
The official Twitter app has just received an update on iOS and Android, bringing new features to both platforms, plus an "optimized" Ice Cream Sandwich experience as seen above. The app is also curr...
12:14 am EDT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Engadget RB3D develops Hercule robotic exoskeleton, boosts strength without P90X
Sure, some folks could use a little extra help maneuvering in order to complete daily chores. But what about help with all of that heavy lifting? The folks at RB3D in France have been working with t...
11:31 pm EDT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Engadget Samsung Blockbuster reportedly sign streaming deal in Oz, US and Europe next?
We know Samsung's been ramping up its home entertainment arsenal. Now, recent intel acquired by the folks at SmartHouse suggests that the Korean outfit's about to dive into deeper waters, after repo...
10:58 pm EDT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Engadget Dell wants in on ARM server field, says software still has some maturing to do
While the company wouldn't reveal specific plans, Dell did say it's interested in entering the server arena with an ARM-based product. Earlier this year HP debuted its first ARMv8-powered server, but ...
10:42 pm EDT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Engadget LightSquared to cut staff by 45 percent as troubles grow
Yet another bit of bad news to add to the pile for LightSquared -- the company announced this week that it will be cutting back on its employment numbers by 45 percent. The cost cutting move comes a...
10:19 pm EDT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Engadget Dell falls short on Q4 earnings: $16 billion in revenue, only $764 million in profit
Q4 of fiscal year 2012 was another rough one for Dell. The company fell short of expectations yet again, collecting roughly three quarters of a billion dollars in net income on revenues of $16 billion...
09:53 pm EDT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Engadget Moneto's $30 Android mobile payment kit goes on sale, brings contactless payments to six Samsungs
Not everyone's smartphone has NFC, and of those that do, an even smaller subset have official Google Wallet support. It would seem Mountain View's complacency is Moneto's gain, as the outfit's recent...
09:24 pm EDT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Engadget Gunze's new touchscreen tech knows who's touching it
Touchscreens can't differentiate between you, your friend or your cat. Truth is, they're actually amazingly simple pieces of technology without much in the way of brains. A new type of display shown ...
08:55 pm EDT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Engadget Nokia's social apps coming to Android and iOS: lions expected to lie down with lambs shortly
Nokia's Pulse app looks and smells familiar to anyone who's ever used Google Latitude. The difference being that the Finnish handset maker has the benefit of Navteq's $8 billion geolocation technolog...
08:32 pm EDT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Engadget Origin PC launches new 3D gaming laptop: two graphics cards for three dimensions
Hot on the heels of its dimensionally-average predecessor, Origin's revealed a second, 3D-capable, desktop-replacing laptop; stereoscopic gamers, rejoice. This EON17-X3D utilizes a pair of overclocke...
08:08 pm EDT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Engadget Patent application hints at Voice Actions for Google TV
Android on your phone can send texts, perform searches, set alarms and execute plenty of other tasks with little more than a simple voice command. Google TV is, for all intents and purposes, just And...
07:45 pm EDT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Engadget Microsoft says Office for iPad story is based on 'inaccurate rumors and speculation'
The Daily got a lot of folks hopes up earlier today with a rumor that Office would soon be making an appearance on the iPad, but Microsoft is now throwing a bit of cold water on that news. While it'...
07:45 pm EDT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Engadget Microsoft says Office for iPad story is based on 'inaccurate rumors and speculation' (update: The Daily responds)
The Daily got a lot of folks hopes up earlier today with a rumor that Office would soon be making an appearance on the iPad, but Microsoft is now throwing a bit of cold water on that news. While it'...
07:45 pm EDT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Engadget Microsoft says Office for iPad story is based on 'inaccurate rumors and speculation' (updated)
The Daily got a lot of folks hopes up earlier today with a rumor that Office would soon be making an appearance on the iPad, but Microsoft is now throwing a bit of cold water on that news. While it'...
07:16 pm EDT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Engadget Bing's two new 'death to print, death to retail' features get detailed
Ever felt like Bing wasn't for retail stores or print journalism? The two latest Windows Phone updates won't dispel that fantasy, sadly. Bing Vision been update so it can read Barcodes, CD, DVD and ...
06:54 pm EDT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Engadget Comcast to launch Xfinity Streampix streaming video service, challenge Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon (update)
It was only a matter of time, right? The Wall Street Journal reports that Comcast is rolling out a VOD competitor for Amazon, Netflix and Hulu so it can grab a slice of the streaming video pie. Called...
06:36 pm EDT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Engadget Pulse Surface Controller System: bangs the drum, desk, window
The Pulse Surface Controller is a vibration-based musical instrument that finally puts those years of air drumming to use. It's a small, piezo-based MIDI controller that lets you turn pretty much any...
06:11 pm EDT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Engadget Ubuntu's full desktop OS coming to multi-core Android devices
What the Atrix 4G first promised, it looks like the folks at Canonical may deliver. Think back to CES 2011, when Motorola showed us a future where our phone was the only computing device we would nee...
06:11 pm EDT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Engadget Ubuntu's full desktop OS coming to multi-core Android devices (update: video)
What the Atrix 4G first promised, it looks like the folks at Canonical may deliver. Think back to CES 2011, when Motorola showed us a future where our phone was the only computing device we would nee...
05:55 pm EDT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Engadget Simulated NASA mission to ask 'Are there snacks on Maaaaaaarrrrrs?'
When we've been forced to travel to an alien world, the one thing that makes us more likely to turn feral and murder our crew-mates than anything else is a lack of variety at mealtimes. Fortunately,...
05:24 pm EDT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Engadget Raspberry Pi wears a new Fedora (video)
If you've been keeping an eye on this tasty little computer, you'll know it's a pretty exciting concept already. To further sweeten the deal, it just got its own version of Fedora. A special "remix" e...
04:51 pm EDT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Engadget Microsoft Office for iOS gets blurrycam treatment in weird party-room
What you see before you is a single image purporting to be Microsoft's new Office app for iOS. We can certainly believe such an app exists, and according to The Daily, the UI is similar to OneNote w...
04:33 pm EDT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Engadget Huawei's alleged 10-inch slate shows up at photoshoot ahead of MWC
Shortly after Huawei's Ascend D1 made a trip to the studio for some glamour shots, an incognito slate is following suit. A set of photos from Russian site [email protected] reveals what could be in store...
04:01 pm EDT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win one of two PlayStation Vitas, courtesy of Tanga!
This week's contest is all about the hotness, and if a brand new PlayStation Vita doesn't do the trick, we don't know what will. We have two WiFi / 3G units to hand out to our awesome readers, and i...
03:41 pm EDT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Engadget Qualcomm's fifth gen Gobi unveiled, supports a Lollapalooza of LTE, 2G 3G bands
Qualcomm this morning took the wraps off the fifth generation of its Gobi reference platform, which offers up LTE via FDD and TDD networks. It also plays nicely with past favorites, including the like...
03:10 pm EDT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S II announced for US Cellular: 'coming soon' for $230
We already had a strong hunch that it was coming to US Cellular, thanks to the FCC, but now it's official: Samsung's iconic Galaxy S II is finally making its way to the regional carrier in the comin...
03:00 pm EDT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Engadget Pantech Element review
You've heard of singin' in the rain (and have likely seen the movie). You may have even attempted it once or twice, but tableting in the midst of a downpour? That doesn't exactly conjure the same whi...
02:35 pm EDT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Engadget LightBeam pico projector turns any surface into a display, any object into a remote (video)
Do you ever stop to think about all those plain, unloved surfaces in the world, which go through life without ever once being used to reflect a Flickr feed or Facebook wall? It amounts to hectares of...
02:17 pm EDT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Engadget Barnes & Noble 2012 Q3 Report: loss-making Nook generates sales, tears
It's that time of the year when Barnes & Noble's accountants reveal the figures for the quarter to determine if the age of print is over. Turns out there's some good news for bookseller. Overall...
02:00 pm EDT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Engadget Barnes & Noble unveils 8GB Nook Tablet for $199, slashes Color to $169
Looks like those murmurings of a lower-priced Nook Tablet with only 8GB of storage were right on, though, the reduced RAM was conveniently left out. In most ways it seems the updated Android slate is...
01:38 pm EDT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Engadget Canon lens patent suggests mirrorless camera plans, can't let Nikon have all the fun
It looks like Canon's finally decided to get involved in that nebulous area we call mirrorless cameras. A patent application spotted on Japanese site Egami outlines the type of lens we may see on Ca...
01:14 pm EDT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Engadget Single atom transistors point to the future of quantum computers, death of Moore's law
Transistors -- the basic building block of the complex electronic devices around you. Literally billions of them make up that Core i7 in your gaming rig and Moore's law says that number will double e...
12:51 pm EDT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Engadget Qualcomm Krait S4 SoC fully benchmarked, diagnosed as 'insane'
We've seen it, touched it and we fully expect it'll be turning heads in Barcelona next week, but until now Qualcomm's Krait chip has largely escaped the rigors of independent benchmarking. Fortunatel...
12:23 pm EDT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Engadget China Telecom to get the iPhone 4S, stores brace themselves for March 9th chaos
The last time the iPhone dallied into eager Chinese hands there was more than a spot of bother. Hopefully, China Telecom's announcement that it'll be getting the 4S on March 9th will give retail stor...
11:53 am EDT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Engadget Samsung's iCloud rival delayed after in-house service deemed 'unsuitable'
Korean newspaper ETNews is developing a reputation for bold claims, the latest being that Samsung's "answer" to iCloud, S-Cloud has been significantly delayed. SDS, the conglomerate's IT infrastruct...
10:33 am EDT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Engadget BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 now ready for download
After touring the exhibition circuit for what seems like an eternity, PlayBook OS 2.0 is finally ready to settle down and make itself available for download. Check for updates via Settings on your ta...
10:21 am EDT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Engadget Xperia S UI poses for Mr. Blurrycam, calls itself 'UXP NXT' (video)
We've seen the Sony Xperia S before, heck, we've even gotten our grubby mitts on it. The Xperia S UI, on the other hand, has been a bit of an elusive beast. That is, until now -- the tech worl...
09:22 am EDT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Engadget LG busts out a trio of L-series phones in the run up to MWC
LG's gotten all excited and spilled even more beans ahead of MWC as to what offerings we'll see at the big Iberian shindig. The L-Series is a trio of phones we're already part-way familiar with, give...
08:42 am EDT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Engadget Google looks to plant a field of satellite dishes in Iowa
Iowa. Fertile home to 14 million acres of corn, nine million acres of soybeans, and -- if the FCC looks favorably on a recent application from Farmer Google -- a blooming array of 15-foot satellite di...
07:44 am EDT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Engadget Google pads IP portfolio, purchases Cuil's pending search-related patent applications
Google's been buying a fair amount of IP over the past several months from IBM, and now the Big G has acquired seven new patent applications from the now-defunct search engine, Cuil. Back in 2008, Cu...
06:16 am EDT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Engadget Samsung's GT-i9300 is probably not the Galaxy S III, as revealed by its low-res screen
Straight from the Dana Scully school of debunking, Android Community has poured cold water on the notion that the GT-i9300 is the quasi-mythical Galaxy S III. Having happened upon the user agent pro...
05:01 am EDT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Engadget Taser's on-officer cameras catch you in the act, right to remain silent imperative
Taser International has released an update to its on-officer system, the AXON Flex. The new rig provides law enforcement officials with body-mounted cameras that capture video evidence "from the offi...
03:54 am EDT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Ace 2, Galaxy mini 2 officially revealed, launch first in Europe
While we get ready for MWC to begin Samsung is apparently next to reveal a few new handsets, as it just posted the details for its new Galaxy Ace 2 and Galaxy mini 2. Like their earlier incarnations,...
03:37 am EDT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Engadget Oracle drops patent from Google lawsuit, Google moves to strike Oracle's third damages report
After much sound and fury in its legal proceedings for IP infringement against Google, Oracle's claims continue to be whittled away. Judge Alsup has been on Oracle's case to downgrade its damages cla...
02:30 am EDT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Engadget Kisai Stencil LCD watch keeps it vague, outlines the time (video)
The Kisai Stencil is the latest fan-submitted design to make it through to Tokyo Flash's online shelves. It brandishes the same always-on LCD display of its stablemates, with the time displayed thro...
01:30 am EDT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Engadget ZTE Mimosa X official: ICS, Tegra 2, HSPA+ and 4.3-inch qHD display, arriving in Q2
And then there were three. Not 24 hours after announcing a pair of Android 4.0 handsets, ZTE is back with the Mimosa X, a 4.3-inch, HSPA+ device running Ice Cream Sandwich. Interestingly, this ...
01:02 am EDT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Engadget Rinspeed gives Smart Fortwo ED two extra wheels, more junk in the trunk
Rinspeed is a Swiss speed shop that is perhaps best known for making rather outlandish concept cars, from glorified golf carts to Bond-inspired amphibious autos. And now the company has unveiled its ...
12:27 am EDT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Engadget Droid RAZR ICS screenshots leaked, could this be the next Blur?
Last week Moto unveiled in detail its rollout plans for the mighty ICS treat that's heading towards its handsets and slates. Now, if a set of screenies is to be believed, we have a quick glimpse int...
12:02 am EDT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Engadget Apple's 2012 enviromental report reveals giant solar array
Apple just released its 2012 environmental report, detailing all the ways it's conserving energy and working to make Mother Earth a slightly cleaner place. A highlight of that effort is clearly the c...
12:02 am EDT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Engadget Apple's 2012 environmental report reveals giant solar array
Apple just released its 2012 environmental report, detailing all the ways it's conserving energy and working to make Mother Earth a slightly cleaner place. A highlight of that effort is clearly the c...
11:38 pm EDT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Engadget Nokia Siemens HSPA+ Multiflow lets one device connect to two cell sites simultaneously
If you've ever used a cell phone while moving, then you've probably experienced the depressed network connectivity that becomes more of an issue as you move further away from any given tower. Some of ...
11:09 pm EDT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Engadget Must See HDTV (February 20th - 26th)
We may be living in the post-football era, but between Jeremy Lin, hockey and the Daytona 500 there's plenty for sports fans to chew on this weekend. Of course that's not all there is and there will ...
10:41 pm EDT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Engadget Apple patent shows designs for more accurate water damage sensors
Without a doubt, the purveyance of personal electronics has changed our lives -- not only have they put oodles of information at our fingertips, but they've also made pushing fully-clothed friends in...
10:15 pm EDT - Mon, February 20, 2012
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...
09:59 pm EDT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Engadget Microsoft finds Google bypassed Internet Explorer's privacy settings too, but it's not alone
There was quite a stir sparked last week when it was revealed that Google was exploiting a loophole in a Apple's Safari browser to track users through web ads, and that has now prompted a response fro...
09:59 pm EDT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Engadget Microsoft finds Google bypassed Internet Explorer's privacy settings too, but it's not alone (update: Google responds)
There was quite a stir sparked last week when it was revealed that Google was exploiting a loophole in a Apple's Safari browser to track users through web ads, and that has now prompted a response fro...
09:37 pm EDT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Engadget Ceton officially drops the InfiniTV 4 price to $199
A device that was selling for around $600 on eBay just two years ago, is now officially priced at $199 -- the second $100 price drop in the past eight months -- and is available immediately from some...
09:16 pm EDT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Engadget Lenovo IdeaPad U300e Ultrabook available now, pricier than we thought
Back when we first quietly met the IdeaPad U300e at CES, we were told it'd be carrying a $799 price tag; but contrary to that statement, Lenovo's put the 13.3-inch Ultrabook up for grabs starting at...
08:46 pm EDT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Engadget ICS update for Eee Pad Transformer delayed (again) until March
Promises, promises. That's what ASUS has been feeding those of you who choose to brazenly call the OG Transformer your slate of preference. In the past couple of months we were told to expect the IC...
08:19 pm EDT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Engadget Nintendo 3DS hits 5 million units faster than DS, the world goes 'huh?'
While it had a rocky moment in the middle, some heavy price-cutting and top-drawer games helped the system sell five million within a year in its native homeland. According to Nintendo, these are le...
07:55 pm EDT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Engadget Panasonic's new Eluga smartphone: pretty phone, ugly name
We knew it was coming to that broad area we like to call Europe sometime soon, and now Panasonic's sharing the details on its Android-based return. Details about the 3.6 ounce (103 gram) device inclu...
07:35 pm EDT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Engadget Fujitsu's super-slim, super-powerful phones could come to Europe
We've been enviously eyeing Fujitsu's super-thin, super-powerful phones for a very long while. At CES, we were able to swing an early look at its unnamed Tegra 3 Arrows prototype and the question we...
07:13 pm EDT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Engadget Microsoft details SkyDrive overhaul, Windows 8 app and desktop sync in tow
We heard whispers of SkyDrive desktop applications a few days ago. Today, Microsoft confirmed just that alongside a Metro-style offering for Windows 8 and other improvements to its cloud storage tec...
07:13 pm EDT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Engadget Microsoft details SkyDrive overhaul, Windows 8 app and desktop sync in tow (Update: video)
We heard whispers of SkyDrive desktop applications a few days ago. Today, Microsoft confirmed just that alongside a Metro-style offering for Windows 8 and other improvements to its cloud storage tec...
07:03 pm EDT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia U 'Kumquat' pics leak, gets sized up ahead of MWC
It looks like one of Sony's latest creations, the Xperia S, could be getting a little brother at next week's Mobile World Congress, according to a series of leaked pics. Sixteen crystal-clear images...
06:42 pm EDT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Engadget NASA celebrates 50 years of US Orbital Space flight, proves John Glenn still cooler than your dad (video)
In the US, today is a day for remembering our many Presidents who have come before but, in between those sincere thoughts of Grover Cleveland and Calvin Coolidge, take a moment to ponder the great fe...
06:21 pm EDT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Engadget LightSquared's troubles continue, company defaults on $56M payment to Inmarsat
It's been a while since LightSquared had some good news to boast about, and it doesn't look like that situation's about to change anytime soon. The latest stumble for the company stems from its 2007...
05:44 pm EDT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Engadget GTVHacker tool brings Sony Google TVs root access, full Flash streaming
Early Google TV adopters looking for root access can get it easily on their Sony units, thanks to the just released GTVHacker Sony Recovery Downgrader & Rebooter. Unlike brute force hacks we've se...
05:05 pm EDT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Engadget Huawei Ascend D1 Q shows off its corners, packs the same number of processors?
Huawei's continuing to shore up its very own gang of smartphones and it looks like another another addition's been spotted on the horizon. A handful of official-looking images reveal a possible new ...
04:34 pm EDT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Engadget Android apps on the PlayBook can keep their built-in ads, won't support RIM ads
Let's face it: a free PlayBook is nice, but it's not enough. If Android developers are to be persuaded to give up soccer practice and hot dates to stay home and re-package their apps for PlayBook OS ...
04:02 pm EDT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Engadget Intel puts CPU and WiFi radio together on same chip, with proper shielding of course
It's little notches like these that could eventually carve out a big Intel-shaped niche in the mobile universe. What you're looking at is a prototype chip codenamed 'Rosepoint' that somehow crams a d...
03:27 pm EDT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Engadget Sky Go finally available on a few Android devices, brings some new channels
It's taken about eight months, but Sky Go is finally available on select Android handsets (HTC Desire, HTC Desire S, HTC Desire HD, HTC Incredible, HTC Sensation, Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung Galaxy S I...
02:47 pm EDT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Engadget Nook Tablet coming to Walmart with less storage and lower price tag?
One of the things that has kept the Nook Tablet from hitting Kindle Fire-like heights has been the price tag. Sure, $250 is super cheap for a rather well specced slate, but when the Amazon's entry is...
02:47 pm EDT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Engadget Nook Tablet coming to Walmart with less storage and a lower price tag?
One of the things that has kept the Nook Tablet from hitting Kindle Fire-like heights has been the price tag. Sure, $250 is super cheap for a rather well specced slate, but when the Amazon's entry is...
02:12 pm EDT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Engadget ABC's Nightline goes inside Foxconn's Apple factory (video)
Nightline's Bill Weir managed to get his feet inside manufacturing behemoth Foxconn: the infamous plant where iPads, Xboxes and Kindles are constructed. Following multiple explosions and employee su...
01:13 pm EDT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Engadget 7-inch Eden Tab launches in Japan this weekend, could become the Xiaomi tablet
For those who've been keeping an eye on Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun, you should already know that after the Xiaomi Phone's successful launches (most recently in collaboration with China Telecom), the man's be...
12:09 pm EDT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Engadget Want to write for Engadget? We're hiring in Europe!
We know you're out there, dear future Engadget writer, but we need you here with us, where we can touch you, teach you and pay you to write about all those gadgets you love so much. Professional writi...
11:15 am EDT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Engadget CNET shows us Samsung's history, talent for building tanks (video)
Sure, you know Samsung for its smartphones, TVs and automatic vacuum cleaners, but did you know it got its start in exporting produce, groceries and dried fish? You might not think it looking at your...
10:09 am EDT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Engadget iPad 3 logic board with 'A5X' chip purportedly snapped by Mr. Not-so-Blurrycam
Well, if it looks real, sounds real and is halfway logical, we probably should distrust it all the more. Yes, it's the time when all the rumors, photoshops and general hysteria around Apple's next s...
09:36 am EDT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Engadget LG's Optimus LTE gets NFC variant, wants to be known as Optimus LTE Tag
The original Optimus LTE caught our eye with its 4.5-inch, 326ppi AH-IPS display, but now LG is throwing something else into the mix: an NFC-equipped version that communicates with "special stickers"...
08:47 am EDT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Engadget Premium cable TV comes to XBMC, GoodPlayer and more via InfiniTV 4 tuner
In the olden days of CableCARD circa 2004, only a select few devices and software could leverage the card's power to watch premium cable TV, but not today. Today just about any adventurous dev can ta...
08:06 am EDT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Engadget ZTE announces two LTE Android smartphones: high-spec PF200 and low-spec N910
Looks like ZTE couldn't hold its horses until MWC. It's just unveiled product names and key specs (but alas no product photos) for two Android 4.0 thoroughbreds that'll be shown off in Barcelona. The ...
08:06 am EDT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Engadget ZTE announces two LTE Android smartphones: high-spec PF200 and low-spec N910 (updated)
Looks like ZTE couldn't hold its horses until MWC. It's just unveiled product names and key specs (but alas no product photos) for two Android 4.0 thoroughbreds that'll be shown off in Barcelona. The...
06:53 am EDT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Engadget Samsung spinning off LCD business
When the Korea Exchange asked Sammy about rumors of an impending spin-off of its LCD business, the firm said it was a move it was considering. Well, consider it done -- today Samsung announced it wou...
05:52 am EDT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Engadget MinION USB stick decodes DNA in a matter of seconds
If you happen to be "special," then this $900 USB device is just about the worst thing ever. The aptly named MINion serves its masters by interrogating the cells of living organisms and rooting out t...
03:32 am EDT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Engadget How would you change Sony's Vaio F?
Let's say you bought Sony's VAIO F Series laptop at the end of last year. Would it be a stretch to say you liked how cheap it was and that games played well as long as you dialed down those display ...
01:30 am EDT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: 'Plantscraper' vertical farm, new wave energy and a battery-powered iPhone case
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. Groundbreaking green architecture burst into life in Swed...
12:50 am EDT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of February 13th, 2012
Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so m...
12:16 am EDT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Engadget VLC 2.0 now available, offering faster decoding, a refreshed UI and experimental Blu-ray support
The release candidate version slipped out a few days ago, but those waiting for the final release will be glad to know that version 2.0 of the open source VLC media player is now officially available...
11:00 pm EDT - Sun, February 19, 2012
Engadget Switched On: Think form factors, not PCs
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. The iPad, launched in 2010, kicked off the post-PC era. The combination of a multitouch display and keyboard-less desi...
09:13 pm EDT - Sun, February 19, 2012
Engadget Arnova launches 8b G2 slate, hopes to keep it cheap
Arnova isn't exactly a newcomer when it comes to dealing with budget-friendly tabs, already having produced the 9 and 10 G2s. The outfit's newest addition to its tablet lineup is simply dubbed 8b G2...
07:19 pm EDT - Sun, February 19, 2012
Engadget March Madness streams to more platforms in 2012, but not everything is free
Last year CBS and Turner Sports brought every game of the NCAA Division 1 Men's Basketball Tournament home in HD on four cable channels, and streaming for free to PCs and iOS devices. While the broad...
05:30 pm EDT - Sun, February 19, 2012
Engadget Google quietly launches Latitude Leaderboards, threatens Foursquare under its breath
Google didn't exactly offer much fanfare for this new feature -- as far as we can tell, it still hasn't been officially announced. With the latest update to the Maps app, Mountain View delivered an e...
02:48 pm EDT - Sun, February 19, 2012
Engadget Student hacks into Facebook, gets eight months in prison, twelve likes
The next time you get caught hijacking your friend's Facebook, remember it could be worse. On Friday, British Student Glenn Mangham was sentenced to eight months in not-so-social jail, for hacking de...
12:03 pm EDT - Sun, February 19, 2012
Engadget DARPA's 'Avatar project' aims to give soldiers surrogate robots, make James Cameron proud
In a fevered mash up of blockbuster films directed by James Cameron, DARPA is looking to put soldier controlled bi-pedal robots on the battlefield. Think Terminator meets Avatar. The agency has set a...
09:41 am EDT - Sun, February 19, 2012
Engadget NASA simulates fly through of ginormous crack in Antarctic glacier, takes you for virtual ride
Swooping through the trenches of the Death Star likely ranks high on every geek's bucket list, but thanks to the global financial crisis, we likely won't be seeing Dubai's Death Star any time soon. F...
06:51 am EDT - Sun, February 19, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus Vu officially revealed ahead of MWC with stylus, 1.5GHz CPU
Similar to its pre-CES reveals, LG just couldn't wait for Mobile World Congress to get underway on the 27th to show off its new Optimus Vu handset. These new pics offer a much clearer look at its 4x3...
06:51 am EDT - Sun, February 19, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus Vu officially revealed ahead of MWC with stylus, 1.5GHz CPU (Updated)
Similar to its pre-CES reveals, LG just couldn't wait for Mobile World Congress to get underway on the 27th to show off its new Optimus Vu handset. These new pics offer a much clearer look at its 4x3...
04:32 am EDT - Sun, February 19, 2012
Engadget Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 flexes its imaging muscle (video)
While we already know that Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 will offer a quad-core variant, incorporate LTE and use a 28nm manufacturing process, the company posted an article to its media blog ahead of Mobi...
03:33 am EDT - Sun, February 19, 2012
Engadget Ask Engadget: Best expedition planning software?
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 Martin, who's planning an expedition and w...
01:28 am EDT - Sun, February 19, 2012
Engadget Georgia Tech researchers turn an iPhone into a Braille writer with BrailleTouch app
It wasn't all that long ago that we saw a student turn a tablet into a Braille writer, and now some researchers from Georgia Tech have done the same thing for smaller touchscreens, too. The Yellow Ja...
12:58 am EDT - Sun, February 19, 2012
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 126 - 12.18.2012
Some weeks, there are descriptive themes we can ascribe to the Engadget Mobile Podcast in retrospect. This isn't one of those weeks. We are simply all over the place: good phones, bad phones, fat pho...
12:58 am EDT - Sun, February 19, 2012
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 126 - 02.18.2012
Some weeks, there are descriptive themes we can ascribe to the Engadget Mobile Podcast in retrospect. This isn't one of those weeks. We are simply all over the place: good phones, bad phones, fat pho...
12:16 am EDT - Sun, February 19, 2012
Engadget Blockbuster On Demand pulls back from TiVo and others, is it on its way out?
From Zatz Not Funny comes word that TiVo owners are being notified their access to Blockbuster On Demand will come to an end March 31st, ending a run originally announced three years before. While th...
11:29 pm EDT - Sat, February 18, 2012
Engadget Microsoft SkyDrive apps for Windows, OS X and extended storage pricing revealed?
Take this with a grain a salt, but it appears that like Microsoft's SkyDrive cloud service is getting dedicated desktop applications for Windows and OS X, along with options for extra storage if you'...
11:29 pm EDT - Sat, February 18, 2012
Engadget Microsoft SkyDrive apps for Windows and OS X, extended storage pricing revealed?
Take this with a grain a salt, but it appears that like Microsoft's SkyDrive cloud service is getting dedicated desktop applications for Windows and OS X, along with options for extra storage if you'...
10:30 pm EDT - Sat, February 18, 2012
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of February 13th, 2012
Not all mobile news is destined for the front page, but if you're like us and really want to know what's going on, then you've come to the right place. This week, we bring you announcements of LTE ex...
09:11 pm EDT - Sat, February 18, 2012
Engadget HBO's PunchForce hits the FCC, turns fists into data... violent, violent data
HBO has been quietly working on its PunchForce tech since about 2010, when it tried to convince British star Amir Khan and Argentine boxer Marcos Maidana to wear the sensors for their light welterwei...
07:06 pm EDT - Sat, February 18, 2012
Engadget MIT duo successfully tests wireless drug-delivery microchips, more consistent than injections
Despise those daily injections of essential medication? Well folks, relief could be on the way. Over a decade ago, two MIT professors, Robert Langer and Michael Cima, first considered developing a d...
05:00 pm EDT - Sat, February 18, 2012
Engadget GuitarJack Model 2 review
As recovering amateur musicians, some of us still fancy well-made mobile recording gear from time to time. The ability to simultaneously record guitar and vocals using an iPhone 4S is what made the ...
03:45 pm EDT - Sat, February 18, 2012
Engadget Apple asks EU regulators to step in on Motorola patent dispute
Apple already asked the European Telecommunications Standards Institute for more transparency on FRAND licensing, and now it's seeking a full-blown intervention. Motorola Mobility claims it received ...
02:37 pm EDT - Sat, February 18, 2012
Engadget Introducing the original iPAD, Proview's late '90s iMac-like desktop
So, have you been following the iPad dispute in China? Wondering exactly who or what this Proview company is and what they're doing with a trademark on the iPad name? Well, wonder no more friends. Th...
11:46 am EDT - Sat, February 18, 2012
Engadget Notion Ink's ICS build for Adam goes beta, adds 3G, GPS
Last month Adam owners got a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich after Notion Ink released an Alpha build, but if the limited functionality didn't do it for you, how about an improved Beta version? The devel...
09:51 am EDT - Sat, February 18, 2012
Engadget Windows Phone gets Gooroovster: streams Google Music whether it's official or not
Not a Spotify fan? Then perhaps a Google Music client will suit your tastes a little better. Gooroovster has just shed its beta cocoon to reveal its new Windows Phone wings. Available on trial, the ...
07:41 am EDT - Sat, February 18, 2012
Engadget Ford sends out OpenXC beta, vehicle-aware apps should be just around the corner
It's six months since Ford partnered with Bug Labs to build OpenXC and now the system is ready for third-party developers to get involved. Rather than following Renault and others down the Android ro...
05:43 am EDT - Sat, February 18, 2012
Engadget Spark tablet available for pre-order, still aiming for 200 euro price tag
We're sure some Linux fans broke into a cold sweat over the open source Spark tab. Fortunately it's taken the next step towards their eager paws: the seven inch slab is now up for pre-order. Sign up ...
03:54 am EDT - Sat, February 18, 2012
Engadget iPhone 4 antennagate class-action lawsuit settled, owners to receive $15 or a free case
According to CNET, a class-action lawsuit over the iPhone 4's troublesome antenna, aka Antennagate, has been settled. The planned resolution will net US residents who bought one and presumably either...
03:54 am EDT - Sat, February 18, 2012
Engadget iPhone 4 antennagate class-action lawsuit settled, owners to receive $15 or a free case (update)
According to CNET, a class-action lawsuit over the iPhone 4's troublesome antenna, aka Antennagate, has been settled. The planned resolution will net US residents who bought one and presumably either...
02:31 am EDT - Sat, February 18, 2012
Engadget OS X Mountain Lion to be download-only, USB stick going the way of the dodo
Last time around, Apple was cognizant not everyone has broadband to download a 4GB OS, offering solace to those with slow internet with a (pricey $69) USB stick alternative. Times change though, as C...
01:28 am EDT - Sat, February 18, 2012
Engadget LG Fantasy Windows Phone appears on video, keeps us guessing
Clearly the LG Fantasy (make that the Miracle) isn't camera shy. Not long after a quick debut with Mr. Blurrycam, the Windows Phone handset has landed a short, poorly lit cameo in someone else's ama...
12:39 am EDT - Sat, February 18, 2012
Engadget Google's Dart lands in Chromium tech preview
Leaves weren't the only things flying around Mountain View last Autumn if you remember, Google also unleashed its Dart programming language. Now, developers can get their hands on a tech preview vers...
11:58 pm EDT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Engadget FCC Fridays: February 17, 2012
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 p...
11:13 pm EDT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Engadget Engadget Podcast 281 - 02.17.2012
Call us loco, but after this, the 281st edition of the Engadget Podcast, we're excited about a future where desktop operating systems, mobile gaming and telecommunications platforms, and hoverboard i...
10:36 pm EDT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Engadget ITC closes the book on HTC's first complaint against Apple, still working on its sequels
Remember that first shot across Apple's bow that HTC fired way back May of 2010? No? We don't blame you. Since that initial exchange of complaints against each other the patent war has spun almost co...
10:36 pm EDT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Engadget Lytro video camera 'a possibility', would need more processing muscle
While we impatiently await a Lytro to call our own -- or at least rigorously review -- it looks like the light field technology could be used for video. Ren Ng, CEO of Lytro and the man behind the ca...
10:19 pm EDT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Engadget Congress passes bill opening up TV spectrum to next-gen WiFi networks
It may seem a bit odd to see tech industry groups like the CTIA and CEA praising the passage of the Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011 by Congress, but that rather mundane-sounding bi...
09:55 pm EDT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Engadget Alleged iPad 3 Retina Display examined under a microscope
There are no shortage of iPad 3 rumors out there. Quad-core A6, LTE radio, Retina Display -- we've heard it all, but haven't actually seen much in the way of evidence. Now Mac Rumors claims to have g...
09:36 pm EDT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Engadget Windows Mobile takes up roost in Windows Phone, thanks to WML project (video)
Whether you're looking for a good laugh or a simple trip down memory lane, seeing Windows Mobile 6.1 hobble around like a grumpy old man within Windows Phone might just satisfy both those urges. The ...
09:13 pm EDT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Engadget BlackBerry Playbook OS 2.0 release confirmed for February 21st
There's been plenty of back and forth between the web and RIM lately regarding the debut date of the next OS release for the PlayBook, and now we've got some hard evidence showing that the software i...
08:50 pm EDT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Engadget Listen to the Engadget Mobile podcast, live at 5PM ET with special guest Dan Seifert!
We know a certain OS update will be the Mountain Lion in the room, but there was plenty of other interesting nuggets of wireless wisdom splashed around on the 'webs these past seven days. Join Myria...
08:00 pm EDT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Engadget Pantech Burst review
Consider the high-end smartphone. While you lust after those, Pantech is on the prowl, steadily adding to and improving upon its army of budget offerings in the US. It may not be as formidable a forc...
07:40 pm EDT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Engadget Visualized: iOS 2011 sales smoke 28 years of Mac
Love it or hate it, Apple had a pretty stellar 2011. According to crunched numbers from Asymco, between its iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, the Cupertino outfit sold some 156 million iOS devices in 201...
06:57 pm EDT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Engadget Nikon D4 and D800 to ship in March, but only in the land of the baguette?
We might not have an official release date for Nikon's new shooters in the US of A, but over in France, well, things are un peu different. Per a Q&A box on the French arm's Facebook page comes th...
06:57 pm EDT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Engadget Nikon D4 and D800 to ship in March, but only in the land of the baguette? (update: US too)
We might not have an official release date for Nikon's new shooters in the US of A, but over in France, well, things are un peu different. Per a Q&A box on the French arm's Facebook page comes th...
06:51 pm EDT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Engadget Amazon elbows past Samsung for No. 2 tablet spot in Q4, Apple's iPad still No. 1
Amazon had some serious trombone action going on last year -- what with all the horn tooting it did about Kindle Fire demand. Turns out Amazon was on to something, as the company officially grabbed ...
06:51 pm EDT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Engadget Amazon elbows past Samsung for No. 2 tablet spot in Q4, according to IHS
Amazon had some serious trombone action going on last year -- what with all the horn tooting it did about Kindle Fire demand. Turns out Amazon was on to something, as the company has apparently grab...
06:28 pm EDT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Engadget CM9 for TouchPad gains access to nightly builds
Happy tidings for TouchPad owners looking for the latest Android 4.0 action: the Alpha 6 build of CM9 can now tune into nightly broadcasts of fixes and updates, courtesy of Teamwin and Eyeballer. Thi...
06:04 pm EDT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Engadget Lego Minecraft available for pre-order, one block short of $35 (video)
Dwarves of Minecraft, here's your chance to recreate your beloved virtual pits and earth-scars beneath the skies (or ceilings) of the real world. The long-awaited, fan-driven Lego Minecraft set can n...
05:42 pm EDT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Engadget Microsoft reveals Windows 8's new logo: 'It's a window... not a flag'
Microsoft is making plenty of big changes with its Windows 8 operating system, and that has now also extended to a new logo. As explained by Microsoft's Sam Moreau in a post on the official Windows ...
05:41 pm EDT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Engadget Angry Birds Space announced for March 22nd release, NASA and National Geographic lending a hand
Angry Birds has spawned countless ports and two sorta sequels, but Rovio has now announced what it's describing as its biggest launch since the original game. Angry Birds Space will be released on M...
05:30 pm EDT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Engadget Apple readies $10,000 prize for 25 billionth app milestone
It keeps growing. More downloads, more hard-to-comprehend milestones. This time, Apple's gearing up to hit its 25 billionth app download and it's got another $10,000 prize for the lucky soul that cl...
04:53 pm EDT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Engadget Huawei Ascend G 300 doesn't settle down at the FCC as it's only for tourists
Huawei was cycling past the FCC's ominous Washington bunker and dropped off a basket of muffins and its latest phone. The Ascend G 300 U8815 is the latest handset to undergo the Area-51 style autops...
04:29 pm EDT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Engadget Onkyo debuts new entry level receivers, HTIBs for 2012
For 2012, Onkyo is expanding its lineup with four new entry level receivers and two HTIB all-in-one packages. The receivers all pack the brand new InstaPrevue (PiP preview of each HDMI source with fa...
04:03 pm EDT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Engadget Amazon's second-gen, possibly larger Kindle Fire to set off at end of Q2?
Still anticipating the Kindle Fire's successor? Well, here's some gossip from the Far East for you Bezos fans. According to the well-connected China Times of Taiwan, it's been informed by parts suppl...
03:53 pm EDT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Engadget FCC rules VoIP providers must report outages in effort to improve 911 service
The FCC has many important things under its jurisdiction, and ensuring a functional 911 service is among the most critical. As such, telephony providers are required to report network outages, so the...
03:37 pm EDT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Engadget New Swype beta fulfills the Ice Cream Sandwich promise
It may be here a bit later than the 140-character box promised, but this fresh beta version of your favorite third-party keyboard app brings along a treat you'd been begging for. Swype's latest gift...
03:02 pm EDT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Engadget PSA: Can your machine run Mountain Lion?
Ah, compatibility, she can be a cruel mistress, prone to leaving your favorite devices out in the cold and your wallet a few bills lighter. Apple's latest OS update, Mountain Lion, is no different. O...
02:37 pm EDT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Engadget iOS 5.1 brings new unlock-to-camera action, more cultured Siri
The gang over at BGR have allegedly acquired a bootleg copy of Apple's next mobile operating system iteration, iOS 5.1. In doing so, they have been able to confirm two rumored adds: a new unlock-to-c...
02:37 pm EDT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Engadget iOS 5.1 leaked, bringing new unlock-to-camera action, more cultured Siri?
The gang over at BGR have allegedly acquired a bootleg copy of Apple's next mobile operating system iteration, iOS 5.1. In doing so, they have been able to confirm two rumored adds: a new unlock-to-c...
02:15 pm EDT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Engadget Distro Issue 28: A slew of device reviews and a look back at CP+ 2012
Apple's kitty cat-flavored OS refresh may have dominated the news this week, but it was a deluge of product reviews that kept the wheels spinning at Distro HQ. Issue 28 is one of our heftiest yet, fe...
02:00 pm EDT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Engadget Samsung's new SD cards look too good to hide inside a DSLR
We've never been too fussed with how our storage looks -- it's rare that our SD cards linger too long outside the camera anyway. However, for you genius-level aesthetes who demand your internals are...
01:36 pm EDT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Engadget More HTC Endeavor whispers: SLCD display, thin chassis, 32GB and no microSD
Months of rumors about the HTC Endeavor (aka the One X, Edge, Ville) have layered up to provide a pretty complete (if not totally reliable) picture of the forthcoming Tegra 3-powered Android handset....
01:01 pm EDT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Engadget Nevada is getting serious about driverless cars
We were admittedly cynical last summer, when Nevada's state legislature passed a law regulating the safety of driverless cars. But maybe we shouldn't have been, because it looks like they're actuall...
12:22 pm EDT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Engadget Acer Iconia Tab family to be given Ice Cream Sandwich treatment, rolling out to A200 now
Acer's revealed that it'll be bringing Android's latest and greatest version to its existing tablet family. The update is rolling out (as promised) on the Iconia Tab A200 now, but version 4.0 will a...
12:04 pm EDT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Engadget WSJ: Safari loophole lets Google track Apple users through web ads
Stanford researcher Jonathan Mayer has discovered a curious Safari loophole that allows Google to track a user's browsing activity via cookie-laced web ads. As it turns out, Apple's browser normally ...
11:20 am EDT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Engadget NHTSA issues "distraction guidelines" proposal for in-vehicle electronics, MyFord Touch frets
With companies like Tesla and Ford replacing tactile, in-dash systems with touchscreens and gizmos, the National Highway and Transportation Safety Administration wants to set "distraction guideline...
10:30 am EDT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Engadget Humble Bundle Mojam happens this weekend: vote on a game, see it made in 60 hours for charity
The Humble Bundle organization has done a fairly impressive job of raising money for charities with its name-your-price game bundles (also benefiting game developers, of course), but it's doing somet...
09:29 am EDT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Engadget Auraslate opens Android tablets up to developers, welcomes mischief
HTC aside, not every manufacturer is willing, ready and committed to opening up its device portfolio to the idle hands of hackers. Which is why Auraslate, a recently launched start-up, is stepping in...
08:30 am EDT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Engadget WinZip comes to iOS, doesn't nag you to register
The days of ignoring WinZip's incessant nagging that you actually pay its registration fee may be long gone, but that isn't to say the file compressing firm hasn't learned from your failure to pony u...
07:27 am EDT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Engadget Razer ready to dump massive mounds of Mass Effect 3 gear on an unsuspecting public
Prodigious piles of peripherals -- that's what Razer has in store for you -- all of them bearing the mark of Mass Effect 3. Most of the goods are simply rebrands of existing products: the Chimera wir...
06:20 am EDT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Engadget Renesas MP5232 SoC promises dual-core processing and LTE connectivity for less cash
There's a trend underfoot to bring high-end smartphone capabilities down to a price that even Joe Sixpack is willing to swill. We saw evidence of this from MediaTek earlier in the week, and now the c...
05:24 am EDT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Engadget Tranquil PC Skinny Ripper is a slim music-archiving server
If you've been avoiding ditching your CDs because ripping them all to an easily digestible and streamable format has proven too much of a hassle, then Tranquil PC might have the answer for you. The S...
04:06 am EDT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Engadget Doodle Defense game uses Kinect to turn white boards into displays, dry-erase markers into weapons
Tower defense games have been done in damn near every way possible: on consoles, mobile apps, and online flash-based games. However, there's a new Kickstarter project, called Doodle Defense, that's p...
03:17 am EDT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Engadget Kraftwerk performing 3D-enhanced retrospective concerts over 8 nights at MoMA
New York City isn't Europe and eight straight nights isn't exactly endless (though, it's plenty long if you're talking about lamp oil), but this humble metropolis is good enough for electronic and Kr...
02:38 am EDT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Engadget HBO Go rolls out to most Samsung Smart HDTVs -- but not through all providers
It's been nearly a year since Samsung first announced HBO Go access would be coming to its Smart TVs, and today the company announced on all forms of social media (Twitter, Facebook, Google+ -- ...
01:56 am EDT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Engadget Google files patent app for unlocking devices, says we don't need no stinking slide-to-unlock
Apple's legal assault on Android has ratcheted up another notch with Cupertino's newest complaint against Samsung, in which it alleges a bevy of devices infringe upon its slide-to-unlock patent. Help...
01:12 am EDT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Engadget Lehmann Aviation's LFPV UAV packs GPS, autopilot, 11MP cam, 1080p video, yours for $2,352
Sure, an AR.Drone 2.0 will afford you 720p HD video recording in the skies for just 300 dollars, but how does 1080p with 11 megapixels of sensor sound in comparison? That's exactly what Lehmann Avia...
12:32 am EDT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Engadget Barclays releases Pingit mobile payments app, we go hands on
Barclays Bank has unleashed Pingit, an iOS, Android and BlackBerry app that lets you send up to £300 ($470) each day to family, friends or technically-aware muggers. UK mobile number and bank ...
12:32 am EDT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Engadget Barclays releases Pingit mobile payments app, we go hands-on
Barclays Bank has unleashed Pingit, an iOS, Android and BlackBerry app that lets you send up to £300 ($470) a day to family, friends or technically-aware muggers. UK mobile number and bank acc...
11:53 pm EDT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Engadget BBC 3D London Olympics plans include one live sporting event, daily highlights
The Beeb has finally detailed its plans for 3D broadcasts during the London 2012 Olympic Games this summer, and unfortunately for fans of the technology, the content available for live viewing will be...
11:06 pm EDT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Engadget Samsung's 2012 HDTV family prices leaked?
In the market for a HDTV upgrade? Then you may be interested in hearing how much you'll need to pony up for Samsung's new screens. HDGuru's got its hands on a whole list of purported MAPs (minimum a...
10:33 pm EDT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Engadget Clearwire says it plans on launching TD-LTE network by June 2013
Clearwire's been promising us that speedy LTE network for quite some time now. The good news is, we may have a clearer view of when to expect the waves to start flowing. During yesterday's Q4 earnin...
09:56 pm EDT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: Alarm clock makes you enter a code to silence it, in another room (video)
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject li...
09:30 pm EDT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live tonight at 5PM!
We may have scattered to the wind, but that doesn't mean we can't bring you an awesome edition of the Engadget Podcast. Tim, the sole East Coast representative this time out, will be joined by Brian...
09:11 pm EDT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Engadget Sony promo lets PS Vita, PS3 hold hands for cross-platform play, because sharing is caring
Need another reason to cough up for that PS Vita? Well, Sony's attempting to sweeten the pot for existing PS3 owners with the launch of a promotional lure that'll make a trio of titles available for ...
08:52 pm EDT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Engadget Boxee and the NCTA debate if ClearQAM is good for us
The National Cable & Telecommunications Association and Boxee don't see eye to eye on whether or not ClearQAM is good or bad for us. Boxee argues that encrypting even those channels free and clea...
08:33 pm EDT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Engadget Mozilla offers Gaia UI first look, will reveal Boot to Gecko partners at MWC
Mozilla surprised us last summer when it announced plans for its Boot to Gecko mobile OS. Now, it looks like the project has some industry support, with CTO Brenden Eich tweeting that the company wil...
08:02 pm EDT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Engadget EPFL's CleanSpace One: clearing up cosmic clutter (video)
Where are Lone Starr and Barf when you need'em? Would that those two (fictional) interstellar handymen-for-hire were real, space agencies like Switzerland's own, could outsource the tricky and costly...
07:41 pm EDT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Engadget GENIE rocket system does smooth VTOL, lateral flight, cheap trips to Mars (video)
NASA can't just park up in the middle of space and rely on Robotnaut 2 for its entertainment. Actually, it probably can, but at some point the urge to explore new worlds will become too strong to res...
07:22 pm EDT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Engadget IRL: Bowers & Wilkins P5 headphones, Speck SeeThru Satin and the Nokia N800
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. Of this wee...
07:02 pm EDT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Engadget RIM to release BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 on February 21st? (updated)
By now, you've seen all that RIM's 2.0 software update for the PlayBook is prepared to give -- just not in your own hands. But that could all very well change if news of a February 21st release date,...
06:46 pm EDT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Engadget ASUS delays Ice Cream Sandwich for Transformer, aims for 'Feb March 2012' release
Looks like that Google approval's taking a little longer than expected. ASUS just announced that the Android 4.0 update for its first Transformer tablet now likely to land between now and next month...
06:24 pm EDT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Engadget BMW My Remote app arrives in the US, 3-Series with stinger missiles due soon
BMW's My Remote iOS app has been available here in Europe for a while. Reenacting the car park chase from Tomorrow Never Dies is one of the principal ways to let off steam on a weekend. Sadly, the c...
06:02 pm EDT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Engadget Acer Iconia Tab A510 hits FCC, refuses to reveal all its secrets
Rumor had it that Acer's latest slate, the Iconia Tab A510 would be hitting the market in April. Well, the Android 4.0-sporting slab just inched closer to its debut by sauntering through the FCC. Thi...
05:39 pm EDT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Engadget LightSqured grasps at straws, slams FCC in a statement
To say it's been a bumpy road for LightSquared over recent months would be an understatement. However, developments this week could see the beleaguered company reach a critical fork in the road. On T...
05:39 pm EDT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Engadget LightSquared grasps at straws, slams FCC in a statement
To say it's been a bumpy road for LightSquared over recent months would be an understatement. However, developments this week could see the beleaguered company reach a critical fork in the road. On T...
05:00 pm EDT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Interview: Duracell President Stassi Anastassov on future battery tech (video)
It's 2012, and we're connected to the web every second of every day. And then, near the end of each daily cycle, it all stops. "My battery is dead." Is it really your battery that's become depleted? ...
04:39 pm EDT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Engadget Apple drops the 'Mac' from OS X Lion, Mountain Lion
Clearly, cats are in. But Mac, it seems, is out. Apple has quietly dropped the Mac name from its latest OS X Mountain Lion operating system, while also retroactively changing the Lion branding on its...
04:39 pm EDT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Engadget Apple drops the 'Mac' from OS X Lion, Mountain Lion (update: began at WWDC)
Clearly, cats are in. But Mac, it seems, is out. Apple has quietly dropped the Mac name from its latest OS X Mountain Lion operating system, while also retroactively changing the Lion branding on its...
04:18 pm EDT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Engadget Nintendo Wii joins the Hulu Plus watch party
Sure, we knew it was coming, but now Hulu Plus has officially arrived for the Nintendo Wii, letting you stream "current-season hit TV shows such as... New Girl and Vampire Diaries" in all their high ...
04:06 pm EDT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Engadget Apple granted injunction in German patent suit, Motorola phones with slide-to-unlock at risk
Apple scored a huge victory today in Munich's Regional Court where Judge Dr. Peter Guntz found Motorola's implementation of slide-to-unlock on smartphones to be in breach of Cupertino's patent holdin...
03:34 pm EDT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Engadget Google Maps for Android gets updated, improves battery life for Latitude, location history users
Okay, this may not bring the most sweeping changes in the history of the Google Maps application, but who can say no to the promise of better battery life? The fresh update to the Android app, versi...
03:12 pm EDT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Engadget Intel releases Core i7-3820 CPU, proves Sandy Bridge E isn't entirely elitist
The cost of entry to the LGA-2011 party just tumbled by around $250 thanks to Chipzilla's Core i7-3820 processor. It's a proper Sandy Bridge E processor with PCIe 3.0 support and more PCIe lanes, more...
02:54 pm EDT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Engadget Apple unleashes OS X Mountain Lion Preview to Mac Developer Program
You may still be purring your way through our in-depth preview, but Mountain Lion is now officially out of the bag, with Apple releasing a preview version of its latest OS X to the members-only Devel...
02:48 pm EDT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Engadget PS Vita torn apart by iFixit, gets its vitals checked
iFixit's (counter-intuitively) done it again. This time it's made gamers of the world weep by ceremoniously un-fixing a PS Vita, Sony's latest portable gaming powerhouse. Standard screws and fitting...
02:27 pm EDT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Engadget Former Olympus chairman Tsuyoshi Kikukawa comes down from the mount, into police custody
If you've been following the latest camera industry accounting scandal, then you're probably well aware that all is not well at Olympus. The Japanese company took its latest blow today when former ch...
01:53 pm EDT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Engadget Messages Beta now available for Mac OS X Lion
If you've read our OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion preview you know that the new Messages app is one of the spiciest new additions to the OS. And, good news for you, you can try it out right now -- if you've...
01:31 pm EDT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Engadget Apple OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) in-depth preview
Apple OS X Lion (10.7) review Apple's OS X Lion USB sticks now available online for $69 Apple updates EFI firmware on 2010 Macs: offers Lion internet recovery, not much elseYou can bid farewe...
01:31 pm EDT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Engadget OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) in-depth preview
Apple OS X Lion (10.7) review Apple's OS X Lion USB sticks now available online for $69 Apple updates EFI firmware on 2010 Macs: offers Lion internet recovery, not much elseYou can bid farewe...
01:03 pm EDT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Engadget PSA: AT&T's Galaxy Note does not support AWS for HSPA+
Specs aren't always accurate, especially when it comes to the frequencies supported by the devices we review -- something we learned the hard way with T-mobile's G2x last year. While both Samsung and...
12:38 pm EDT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 probably gets a thumbs-up from the FCC
Unless Samsung's produced yet another 7-inch tablet that's unannounced, we can be reasonably sure that the slate seen departing the FCC's underground bunker is the Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0). Eagle-eyed vie...
11:44 am EDT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Engadget AT&T's hungry eyes turning toward Leap, Dish or MetroPCS?
Publicly, at least, AT&T is bursting at the seams as it runs out of space to put all of its customers. The failed $39 billion purchase of T-Mobile was all about trying to match (or better) Veriz...
11:00 am EDT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Engadget Fujitsu roadmap hints at Windows 8 arrival in Q4, reveals Ultrabooks and slates too
This slide was reportedly displayed at a press conference yesterday, but perhaps it gives away a little bit more than Fujitsu -- or at least Microsoft -- would have intended. The box on the far right...
10:55 am EDT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Engadget Xbox 360 system update gets its colors in order, makes it mandatory
Remember those color problems experienced by some Xbox 360 users after last year's dashboard update? Microsoft appears to have fixed the issue in its latest system update, although it will take time ...
09:53 am EDT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Engadget Kodak gets court approval to borrow $950 million, end theater sponsorship
Kodak took another step along the road to recovery yesterday, after receiving court approval to borrow $950 million in restructuring funds. Nearly a month after the camera maker filed for Chapter 11...
09:04 am EDT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Engadget DARPA planning high-speed wireless for soldiers in the field
DARPA has its hands and, more importantly, its money in just about everything. Weapons, robots, thermal sensors -- it's a staple of the scientific community. But, it's also a military agency with bas...
08:02 am EDT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Engadget Aquos SH-06D and Medias Tab N-06D are waterproof, Nottv-ready and official in Japan
NTT DoCoMo has launched two waterproof Android devices in the glare of the rising sun, and interestingly both are compatible with Japan's new "V-High" broadcasting service -- which means they'll rece...
06:44 am EDT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Engadget Hong Kong court allegedly sides with Apple in iPad name dispute
If you've been following the latest bub around the hub, you may remember Apple's recent scuff with Shenzhen-based Proview Technology -- the Chinese outfit that holds the local trademark on the name "...
06:24 am EDT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Engadget Apple v. Samsung: Cupertino's latest complaint alleges 17 devices infringe 8 of its patents
We were waiting for the details of Apple's new lawsuit in its global battle against Samsung, and now that the court has posted the complaint, we have them. These fresh allegations claim Sammy has... y...
05:34 am EDT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Engadget Music Smasher searches Spotify, Rdio, MOG and more in one shot
When it comes to streaming music services are you something of an agnostic? That's not necessarily a bad thing -- Spotify, Rdio, MOG, Grooveshark, etc... all have their strengths and weaknesses (Spot...
04:29 am EDT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Engadget European Parliament approves January 2013 deadline for 4G spectrum free up
Back in November, the European Commission, European Parliament and its member states agreed on plans to repurpose their 800MHz frequency bands for 4G mobile networks. Today, that decision has been of...
03:19 am EDT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Engadget Sony finalizes divorce with Ericsson, renames itself Sony Mobile Communications
More than half of America's married couples will tell you, breaking up is hard. Hard and expensive. After living in denial, dodging rumors and eventually coming to terms with the inevitable, Sony has...
02:06 am EDT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Engadget Yale Physicists develop quantum computing error correction, are a qubit pleased with themselves
We're big fans of quantum computing, and hopefully it's about to get a lot more reliable. Researchers at Yale have demonstrated quantum error correction in a solid state system for the first time. Qu...
01:14 am EDT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Engadget Time Warner Cable targets end of March for live TV on Android, MyTWC on iOS now
Time Warner Cable promised live TV streaming would make the leap from iOS to Android devices after Ice Cream Sandwich rolled out, and now Director of Digital Communication Jeff Simmermon tweets that ...
12:37 am EDT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Engadget SEC sides with Beastie Boys' Mike D, says AT&T must allow shareholder vote on net neutrality
Michael Diamond may be best known as Mike D of the Beastie Boys, but he's also an AT&T shareholder, and he's now played a central role in forcing a shareholder vote on net neutrality. He, along w...
12:03 am EDT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Engadget FCC seeks to streamline licensing requirements for 800MHz band
A new proposal set forth by the FCC would modify the Commission's licensing requirements of the 800MHz band by replacing its current site-based model with more contemporary geographic guidelines. Com...
11:28 pm EDT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: Aqua Tek S wants to be your desert island iPhone case
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 li...
11:01 pm EDT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Engadget MLG tinkering with streaming fees during Winter Arena tourny
Sometimes being successful at certain bits comes with a cost, and that's exactly what's happening over at MLG HQ. According to Forbes, the Major League Gaming circuit has seen tremendous demand for ...
10:32 pm EDT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Engadget Sprint may have dug itself a $65 million hole with LightSquared partnership
Well, if there's a silver lining for LightSquared in the debacle that has been its attempt to launch a nationwide LTE network, it's that it should be getting a $65 million check from Sprint if everyth...
10:03 pm EDT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Engadget NVIDIA reports Q4 2012 earnings: annual revenue up 12.8 percent, net income doubles
If you thought we were done with the numbers game, think again. NVIDIA has just pushed out its figures for Q4 of FY 2012 and things are looking good. Revenue for the quarter was $953 million, a 10.6 p...
09:52 pm EDT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Engadget HTC to give sneak peek of Sense-coated ICS to a few lucky Europeans
HTC's already said it plans on handing out ICS treats in late March, but the Taiwanese mobile sensation wants to give a selected few the chance to join an early taste test. The Ice Cream Sandwich pa...
09:24 pm EDT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0N starts shipping in Germany
Just like the Galaxy Tab 10.1N, the 7.0N addresses the legal "issues" surrounding Samsung's slates. The tiny tablet was unveiled last month and now it's starting to hit shelves in Germany with its la...
08:59 pm EDT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Engadget Google+ iOS app updated, instant image upload in tow
This Valentine's Day, the gang over at Google showed iOS users some social-networking love by releasing an update to its Google+ application. Aside from providing "various bug fixes and performa...
08:32 pm EDT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Engadget Universal robot gripper sinks shots, throws darts, makes us feel inadequate (video)
Soon there will be little left for us puny humans. Robots have long since replaced us at most menial tasks, now they're looking to claim our lucrative professional sports contracts. They've already p...
08:01 pm EDT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Engadget Gigabyte GSmart G1355 leaked ahead of MWC, offers dual-SIM goodness for small wallets
Gigabyte doesn't crank out handsets with the same frequency as, say, Samsung or HTC, so it's a momentous occasion to see a new addition to its lineup getting dressed up and ready to go. The outfit's...
07:37 pm EDT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Engadget 32GB GSM Galaxy Nexus canceled, Google hopes you really like streaming
This probably won't matter too much to our American readers, but the 32GB version of the GSM Galaxy Nexus has been canceled according to Expansys and Negri Electronics. Initially the latest Nexus dev...
07:11 pm EDT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Engadget iPhone address book issue prompts response from Apple, apps' access to contact data will require user permission
A week ago today, developer Arun Thampi detailed on his blog how the Path app for iOS accessed users' contact information and uploaded that data to Path's servers -- all without any explicit permiss...
06:32 pm EDT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Engadget NASA scales back Mars exploration, Marvin the Martian thinks it's just lovely
NASA recently showed flashes of its old bravado by announcing plans for a lunar waypoint near the far side of the moon. Cold, hard reality brought the agency back to Earth this week, however, as it j...
06:06 pm EDT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Engadget Motorola outs Android 4.0 upgrade schedule, adds Atrix 4G, Photon 4G and others to the ICS party list
Ever since the debut of Ice Cream Sandwich, the masses of Motorola owners have yearned to discover when (if?) their devices would receive Android's latest and greatest. Well, Moto's finally let the c...
05:43 pm EDT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Engadget CERN crew takes to Google+ for live Hangout
Got questions for CERN crew? We know we do. For instance, if a Higgs bosson falls in the woods and no one is around to hear it, does it still create a miniature black hole that swallows the Earth and...
05:00 pm EDT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Engadget AT&T Galaxy Note review
It was once said that if a phone or tablet used a stylus its hardware designers had blown it. It was also said that if the software on that device contained a task manager that coders had similarly m...
04:41 pm EDT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Engadget NPR Music iPad app puts Tiny Desk Concerts a few swipes away
Feel like peeping a live performance from The Decemberists during your coffee shop work session? You can do just that via the new NPR Music app for your iPad. Once you download the free software ont...
04:22 pm EDT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Engadget BlackBerry Desktop Software for PCs makes debatable leap to version 7.0
It's been a long time in the making, but the BlackBerry Desktop Software for PCs has just made the jump from version 6.1 to 7.0. Despite the significant numeric hurdle, the software is scant for new ...
03:57 pm EDT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Engadget Comcast slows the flood of video customer losses in Q4 2011
It's not often that a company announced it lost 17,000 customers in a quarter and that's considered good news, but for Comcast that's exactly the case when it comes to cable TV. Compared to the 135,0...
03:28 pm EDT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Engadget Nikon WT-5 WiFi dongle wins FCC approval, fires off a ring of D4s to celebrate
Okay, so Bullet Time actually used Canon DSLRs, but Nikon D4 owners should soon have their own means of messing with space and time. The WT-5 dongle can control up to ten of the mammoth DSLRs simulta...
03:10 pm EDT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 to debut at MWC? Definitely, maybe.
We've all heard of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Galaxy Note... but the Galaxy Note 10.1? That's a new one to us. The pinch of salt you should take this with could rim the entire nation's margarita gla...
02:36 pm EDT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Engadget Microsoft outlines new accessibility features for Windows 8 (video)
Ready to submit your premier Windows 8 app? Interested in adding some new accessibility features? Microsoft wants to ensure that its incoming OS can be used by people with disabilities right out of t...
02:05 pm EDT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Engadget LaCie 2big Thunderbolt series available now in 4TB and 6TB sizes
The aluminum-encased 2big has arrived, with its (up to) 311 MB/s transfer rates scorching the ground behind it. With hot-swappable disks and dual Thunderbolt ports for daisy chaining, the Portal-esq...
01:40 pm EDT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Engadget SanDisk launches Extreme SSDs: $190 for 120GB, $400 for 240GB
SanDisk is hauling its consumer SSD range into the SATAIII era, offering a pair of Extreme branded drives that deliver performance broadly on-par with other 6Gbps rivals. The 120GB and 240GB variants ...
01:11 pm EDT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Engadget AMD releases Radeon HD 7750 and 7770 GPUs, reviewers like and don't like
Not into that whole $500 fuse-melting monster graphics card thing? Then good news for you: AMD has finally brought out two more affordable models in its 28nm Radeon HD range. The 7770 is priced at $1...
12:53 pm EDT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Engadget Apple wants to file patent lawsuit against Kodak, fully aware that Kodak's bankrupt
Poor Kodak just can't catch a break these days. Nearly a month after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and mere days after shuttering its digital camera business, the sputtering company now finds itse...
12:11 pm EDT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Engadget HTC developing music streaming service, wireless boombox?
After having already acquired a stake in Beats Audio, HTC is reportedly looking to expand its reach even further, with the help of a new music streaming service. That's according to a report from Gi...
11:40 am EDT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Engadget LG's Tegra 3 phone specifications leak, benchmark tests cower in fear
LG's got a leak and it's revealing some intriguing details on another flagship smartphone -- even backing them up with some screenshots. According to MoDaCo's mole, it will brandish a 4.7 inch (720 ...
10:33 am EDT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Engadget Acer Financials: meager 2011 Q4 profit, massive annual loss
Acer was hoping for the gloom to lift after two bad quarters, but it can hardly call its latest financials stellar. It scraped a slender $2.4 million profit in the quarter, which wasn't enough to prev...
09:47 am EDT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Engadget Gartner: Apple leads the way among smartphone vendors, Android sees slight decline
Gartner's latest bundle of smartphone stats has just hit the wires, bringing with it some encouraging news for the folks in Cupertino. According to the firm's Q4 report, Apple finished 2011 as the w...
08:55 am EDT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Engadget Google Wallet gets prepaid security fix, but 'brute-force' issue still hangs in the air
Google says it's fixed a Wallet security flaw that potentially allowed a phone thief to spend a user's prepaid balance. The ability to provision new prepaid cards had been suspended pending the updat...
07:52 am EDT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Engadget GE turns butterfly-inspired tech into cheap, accurate thermal sensors (video)
When last we heard from GE and its Morpho-butterfly inspired sensors, all the talk was about detecting chemicals. And, with $6.3 million in funding coming from DARPA, we're not surprised. In the late...
06:34 am EDT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Engadget Kinect for Media Center released, why not wave and shout at your HTPC?
Kinect hacks previously brought gesture and voice control to Boxee and XBMC, and now that the Kinect for Windows hardware has been released we've got a solution for Windows Media Center. The aptly na...
05:20 am EDT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Engadget H2O Bolt promises unlimited 4G internet for $50, pretends it's never heard of Clear
It's not everyday that an MVNO decides to offer up unlimited data courtesy of Clearwire's WiMAX network, but H2O's latest entrant known as Bolt makes us wish the practice were far less frequent. The ...
04:02 am EDT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Engadget Limited edition Droid RAZR and RAZR Maxx appear, exclusive to Verizon employees?
It seems that the hard workin' folks at Verizon Wireless may soon have a special phone to call their own. That's the word from Android and Me, which reports that Big Red's staffers are being offered ...
03:14 am EDT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Engadget Dukane launches mobile charging carts for piles of iPads
Companies and schools that have bought into the whole iPad thing need a place to store and charge their tablets without running miles of extension chords and power strips. Dukane clearly sees an untap...
02:11 am EDT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Engadget Samsung intros trifecta of Galaxy Duos in India, new Ace included
Sammy isn't taking its foot off the handset-making accelerator anytime soon. The company announced it's bringing three of its galactic machines along for an Indian ride, and while we'd previously me...
01:37 am EDT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Engadget FCC to dash LightSquared's bid for LTE glory
Many of us have seen this coming for some time now, but the FCC issued a statement late today that it intends to reject LightSquared's bid to create a wholesale LTE network on the basis that interfer...
01:18 am EDT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Engadget Large Hadron Collider to increase beam energy: Higgs boson can run, not hide
We've seen the Large Hadron Collider running at a record-breaking 7 TeV for short periods, but now CERN is turning it up a notch (to 4 TeV from 3.5) for the rest of the year. The decision comes after...
12:34 am EDT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Engadget LibreOffice updates to version 3.5, brings grammar check, bigger Calc workbooks, and more
Microsoft recently outed a preview of MS Office 15, so it's fitting that the Document Foundation has taken the wraps off the next major release of Office's open source competition, LibreOffice. Among...
11:53 pm EDT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Engadget Inkling Habitat interactive e-book publishing platform rolls out to select publishers
It's not another alternative for individual authors looking to self-publish (at least for now), but professional publishers looking to create and distribute interactive e-books now have a new option...
11:20 pm EDT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 286 - 02.14.2012
We're back with 2012's first post-football Engadget HD podcast. How will we survive in these harsh, unforgiving lands? We're not sure, but there's still plenty of news to discuss including the latest...
10:47 pm EDT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Engadget Time Warner Cable's TWC TV launches for PC, brings live TV streaming to the desktop
After expanding its live TV streaming from iPads to iPhones, Time Warner Cable is going in the other direction and offering the service on PCs. The PC version of TWC TV launched today in beta -- stil...
10:16 pm EDT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Engadget Alcatel OT-915 with QWERTY keyboard, Gingerbread said to be launching at MWC
How do you improve on the phone we described as "one of the cheesiest Android devices we've ever handled"? If you're Alcatel, you switch from a sliding to candybar form factor, ditch the large, cand...
09:44 pm EDT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Engadget Microsoft guide explains how to submit apps to the Windows Store (video)
Microsoft is serious about Windows 8, and if you're serious about submitting Metro-style apps then there's now a healthily long and detailed blog post (at the source link) explaining how. The post su...
09:16 pm EDT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Engadget HP unveils Z1 all-in-one workstation: 27-inch IPS display, starts at $1,899
If you fancy yourself a power user, HP's got a "world's first" trick up its sleeve that might lure you in. Earlier today, the Palo Alto outfit took the wraps off its newest all-in-one, the HP Z1. Th...
08:41 pm EDT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Engadget Satellite web surfing at 40Mbps with ViaSat SurfBeam 2 Pro (video)
If you've been relying on a satellite modem for your daily dose of the Internet, you're probably all too familiar with sub-1Mbps download speeds and an overall painful experience. That's exactly why ...
08:00 pm EDT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Engadget Sony Z Series Walkman Player review
Since it was announced last August, we've anxiously been waiting for Sony's flagship Walkman Z (the first to feature Android) to hit US shores. (It made it here well after the holidays passed. Better...
07:39 pm EDT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Engadget Canada welcomes the Galaxy Note, available on Bell and Telus for $199 today (video)
Boom. Just as promised, the large beast that is Samsung's don't-call-it-a-tablet handset has hit available status in the Land of the Maple Leaf. Canadian carriers Bell and Telus have the Galaxy Note...
07:17 pm EDT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Engadget Reminder: Vote for the 2011 Engadget Awards!
Emmys? Check. Grammys? Check. Engadget Awards 2011? Almost there. Now that we've gone through the nomination process, it's time for you to let us know who deserves to be crowned king of its category...
06:55 pm EDT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Engadget ZTE Light Tab 2 launches in the UK, proudly sporting Gingerbread
If you don't mind your Gingerbread a bit stale, the ZTE V9A Light Tab 2 is now available in the UK. To jog your memory, for £235 you can snag the 7-inch, Android 2.3 slate complete with a 1.4G...
06:33 pm EDT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Engadget Aereo puts TV antennas in the cloud, streams OTA broadcasts on the internet
We've all heard about SlingBox, that nifty bit of kit that lets you stream your cable or satellite television to the mobile device of your choice, and now a new company called Aereo aims to provide a...
06:17 pm EDT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 spotted at the FCC
Intrigued by Samsung's new petite smartphone? Well, those not gearing up for quad-cores and high-definition screens can now spy some dizzying label placement details and more from its recent FCC visi...
05:51 pm EDT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Show returns Saturday, February 18th with DJ Spooky and Google -- get a ticket to the taping!
Yep, it's Valentine's Day. We weren't sure what to get the tech fan who has everything (you're all loaded up on Lumia 710s, right?), so we decided to put together an amazing show for you. And if you...
05:27 pm EDT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Engadget Sony prepping power outlet that demands payment, identification
We're already counting down the days until these bad boys find themselves in your local cafe and airport terminal. Sony is working on power outlets that are able to identify a user and determine thei...
05:01 pm EDT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Engadget NASA activates Robotnaut 2 on board the ISS, watch it live (video)
You've already seen it unboxed on board the International Space Station, and now you can watch as the crew of the ISS activates Robotnaut 2 and begins to put it through its paces. The robot was turn...
04:36 pm EDT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Engadget Van Gogh's Starry Night modded into beautiful interactive light and sound show (video)
This is one of those little projects you wish you could just play with the second you've seen it. Greek Artist Petros Vrellis coded an interactive light and sound show into Vincent Van Gogh's Starry...
04:12 pm EDT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Engadget HP rolls out more open webOS components, new Isis browser and some organization
While we thought a tasteful retrospective was the way to go, it looks like HP's not finished picking over those webOS bones. The company has now released the UI widgets for Enyo 2.0 (following its so...
03:49 pm EDT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Engadget Love and Hate tweets collected on 3D 'Love Will Conquer' site
Valentines Day might have passed you by, but for many it's a day of conflicting emotions. Some of you may be screaming EB Browning's Sonnet 43 from the rooftops, others talking about how much you ha...
03:00 pm EDT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Engadget Ainovo Novo 7 Basic review
It's a world's first coming from a company you've never heard of -- if you live outside of China, anyway. Taking Google's newly minted OS and slipping it into an affordable chassis, Ainovo's Novo 7 B...
02:36 pm EDT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Engadget Bowers and Wilkins refreshes M-1 speaker and PV1D subwoofer, new Mini Theater bundles coming soon
B&W will soon have something new for every corner of your media consumption shrine. The six-year-old M-1 compact monitor is getting improved drivers, offering "enhanced full-range performance," wh...
02:00 pm EDT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Engadget Lensbaby Edge 80 Optic brings a slice of tilt-shift to your life (sample photos)
C'mon, admit it -- if you won one of many lotteries, you'd be purchasing a legitimate tilt-shift lens right after picking up a new Ferrari and buying a chocolate factory. Given that said scenario is ...
01:37 pm EDT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Engadget NASA eyes waypoint near moon, Orbital Drop Shock Troopers not in plans ... yet
Not content with its Foursquare badge from the International Space Station, NASA is now setting its sights closer to the moon, with plans for a deep space outpost near our celestial neighbor. NASA is...
12:44 pm EDT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Engadget Nintendo brings Mobiclip on board to help with Wii U development
Nintendo beefed up its proprietary arsenal yesterday, with the acquisition of Mobiclip -- a Paris-based video codec provider. As Gamasutra reports, the deal was actually finalized back in October, b...
12:21 pm EDT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Engadget HTC phones getting PlayStation Suite certification in 2012?
Anonymous sources have told Pocket-Lint that Sony will be allowing rival smartphone maker HTC to have PlayStation Certification for its devices. An official announcement is expected at MWC at the end...
11:35 am EDT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Engadget Facebook app for Windows Phone gets upgraded, redesigned
Here's some news that'll brighten up your day: the Facebook client for Windows Phone has just been updated to version 2.3, bringing with it a host of enhanced features. Precise details remain a bit ...
11:00 am EDT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Engadget Mattel's hoverboard keeps McFly planted on terra firma, away from water
There's no need to worry: your eyes aren't deceiving you, and the year most certainly isn't 2015. Still, that isn't stopping Mattel from teasing the iconic hoverboard at the New York Toy Fair. First ...
10:00 am EDT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Engadget Cisco: mobile connections will hit 10 billion by 2016, helped by tablet boom
That Cisco's always been prescient. Three years ago, the networking giant predicted a 66-fold increase in worldwide mobile data traffic -- a surge that was expected to dovetail with the spread of 4G...
09:56 am EDT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Engadget WSJ: Apple testing 8-inch iPad
The invites haven't even been sent out and yet the frenzied speculation about what Tim Cook will whip out on stage at next month's purported announcement has begun. The Wall Street Journal believes ...
09:00 am EDT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Engadget Scalado Remove clears up your photos, we go hands-on (video)
It's a familar scenario. You're traveling with a friend and she poses in front of a famous monument. You're ready to take her picture with your phone but there's a constant stream of people and vehi...
08:32 am EDT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Engadget Huawei R&D department gets new home, sets up shop in Silicon Valley
Chinese manufacturing giant Huawei has been calling Plano, Texas its North American home since 2010, but now it seems the company's ready to explore a different business territory. Huawei's just anno...
07:22 am EDT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Engadget DARwIn-OP learns to skate, contemplates NHL career (video)
On the list of dangerous humanoid bots DARwIn is easily topped by the bow-happy iCub. Still -- we don't trust this thing one iota. While we haven't seen it pick up any weaponry just yet, our friends ...
06:12 am EDT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Engadget NASA pulls the plug on the mainframe computer era
It's the end of another era at NASA, although this one was perhaps more inevitable than others. Chief Information Officer Linda Cureton announced in a blog post over the weekend that the agency's la...
04:58 am EDT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Engadget Bell & Howell Apple II Plus appears on eBay, like a foundling carved out of onyx
You wouldn't know it by the never ending barrage of black PowerBook's throughout the '90s, or even the onyx MacBooks in the mid-00s, but dark-clad machines from Apple were pretty much non-existant un...
04:11 am EDT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Engadget WSJ: AT&T and Verizon will sell LTE iPads
Citing sources "familiar with the matter," the Wall Street Journal is now stating rather unequivocally that both AT&T and Verizon Wireless are set to begin selling LTE versions of Apple's iPad. T...
03:51 am EDT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Engadget Origin PC's EON17-X laptop assures gaming glory, regular chiropractor visits
For all you hardcore gamers who refuse to sacrifice performance but demand quasi-portability, prepare your eyes for the EON17-X from Origin PC. The laptop is based on Intel's X79 platform and deliver...
02:58 am EDT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Engadget Samsung's crystal-studded Series 9 laptop to make its QVC debut tomorrow
Been waiting patiently to get your hands on Samsung's limited edition Series 9 laptop since its first showing at IFA in the fall? Then you really should have been looking into some other more sensib...
02:12 am EDT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Engadget MediaTek sees no reason cheap phones can't have Ice Cream Sandwich too
If you don't want to drop $300 on a phone we don't blame you -- honestly, the idea makes us feel a bit dirty too. MediaTek doesn't seen any reason for it either. The company has been working its way ...
01:34 am EDT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Engadget Live from Camp Pendleton with ViaSat SurfBeam 2 Pro Portable (video)
There's no power outlet, land-based internet connection or even a decent cell signal in sight, yet we're posting this live, at fast broadband speeds. We're miles deep into Camp Pendleton, connected t...
01:00 am EDT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 10PM
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 10PM. Please be a part...
12:16 am EDT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Engadget Must See HDTV (February 13th - 19th)
This week sees the annual return of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show alongside other premieres sprinkled among the Whitney Houston tributes. Still, even with football off the schedule we're focus...
11:44 pm EDT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Engadget NPD: Hardware sales hit $144 billion in 2011, PCs lead the moneymaking pack
Canalys recently announced that smartphone shipments surpassed those of PCs for the whole of 2011. Well, NPD's just released its own set of hardware numbers, this time focused on revenue shares, and ...
11:01 pm EDT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Engadget DOJ greenlights bid by Apple, Microsoft and RIM to buy Nortel patents
The US Department of Justice didn't just give the go-ahead to Google's acquisition of Motorola today, it also gave the greenlight to a $4.5 billion bid on Nortel's patents from a consortium of compani...
10:31 pm EDT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Engadget US gives its blessing to Google's Moto purchase
When it rains, it pours. Just hours after European regulators gave the green light to Google to snatch up Motorola Mobility, the US Justice Department gave the couple it's own blessing. The $12.5 bil...
10:22 pm EDT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Engadget VLC hits version 2.0: brings presents to all the platforms
Open-source friend to all the video codecs, VLC media player, has hit version 2.0, bringing with it a raft of new features across Mac OS, Windows and Unix versions. VideoLAN's also brought the playe...
10:22 pm EDT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Engadget VLC hits version 2.0: brings presents to all the platforms (update: it's the RC version)
Open-source friend to all the video codecs, VLC media player, has hit version 2.0, bringing with it a raft of new features across Mac OS, Windows and Unix versions. VideoLAN's also brought the playe...
09:50 pm EDT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Engadget Tesla's Model X struts its stuff on video, gets serenaded by Elon Musk
We may have attended the Model X premiere, but despite us pleading for a ride-along, Tesla PR insisted only those who'd plunked cash for a pre-order that evening would get the chauffeur treatment. Th...
09:24 pm EDT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Engadget ESA's Vega rocket takes flight, delivers low-tonnage objects to high places
On Monday, the European Space Agency (ESA) conducted a successful test of its newest projectile, the Vega rocket. Designed to carry up to nine objects totaling less than 2.5 metric tons ("tonnes," fo...
09:00 pm EDT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Engadget Canon PowerShot G1 X review
Canon's G1 X boasts a beefy 14-megapixel resolution and a tank-load of ambition. Its mandate, no less, is to deliver the image quality and control of a DSLR inside the discreet body of a compact, aim...
08:36 pm EDT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Engadget Canon C300 takes to the sky, hopefully still under warranty
We're not sure what sending your $16,000 (plus lens) video camera into the sky does to its warranty, but here's hoping that the folks at Horizon AP don't have to find out the hard way. They've attac...
08:11 pm EDT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Engadget BlackBerry PlayBook Dock revealed in back room of DevCon
Somewhere, in a dark room at the back of DevCon, someone was showing off a bundle of PlayBook gear marked "Top Secret." BlackBerry Czech was able to grab some pics (more at the source link) of a key...
07:48 pm EDT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Engadget Joystiq's PlayStation Vita launch guide
The PlayStation Vita launches this week in the form of a "First Edition" bundle. The for-real hardware launch will take place on February 22. We'll be covering the hardware and its games continuously...
07:28 pm EDT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Engadget Firefox on Windows 8: Metro build is in the works
We all know that Windows 8 will have a split personality, with a Windows 7 style "Classic" desktop environment working hand-in-hand with a finger-friendly Metro UI. Given that Firefox has a significa...
07:01 pm EDT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Engadget Iran blocking access to Google's encrypted search, YouTube, and webmail
Iran has restricted access to the internet for years now, but it seems the land of Persia is clamping down even further on its citizens' ability to surf the web as they wish. Bloomberg has confirmed ...
06:39 pm EDT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Engadget Google gets EU approval for its purchase of Motorola Mobility
Google is one step closer to making it through the gauntlet of regulatory approval for its proposed acquisition of Motorola Mobility, as it now has the thumbs-up from the European Commission, accord...
06:39 pm EDT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Engadget Google gets European Commission approval for its purchase of Motorola Mobility
Google is one step closer to making it through the gauntlet of regulatory approval for its proposed acquisition of Motorola Mobility, as it now has the thumbs-up from the European Commission, accord...
06:00 pm EDT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Engadget Prada phone by LG 3.0 review
LG and Prada have a history of collaboration; their debut phone arrived around the same time as the first iPhone, sporting a black and white display, a petite footprint and a 2-megapixel camera. Nex...
05:41 pm EDT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Show returns with DJ Spooky and Google, Saturday February 18th!
Happy Valentine's week! What better way to show that we care than with an exciting new February edition of the Engadget Show? We're moving to bigger digs this time out, bringing the magic to the Tim...
05:21 pm EDT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Engadget AT&T U-Verse iPad app combines DVR control and companion features
It's been over a year since we saw AT&T first demo a U-verse connected tablet app with second screen companion features it called "ComplemenTV" and last week it officially launched for the iPad. ...
05:02 pm EDT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: solar tulip, new discovered molecule and a colossal statue of Coca Cola crates
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. Energy news sent shock waves around the world this week a...
04:49 pm EDT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Engadget iFixit pries apart the Droid 4, strips slider to see its silicon insides
Verizon's Droid 4 was officially released last week, so naturally, iFixit spent the weekend pulling the phone apart for all to see. Among the nuggets of knowledge uncovered during the teardown is the...
04:22 pm EDT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Engadget Battle Machines hands-on (video)
When Jada invited us up to its private show room at Toy Fair to do "battle" we were a little concerned -- last we checked we'd done nothing to offend the company. Thankfully, it just wanted to challe...
04:01 pm EDT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win one of five Nokia Lumia 710s on T-Mobile, courtesy of Nokia!
Last week we launched our weekly giveaway with a killer device, and for week two we're following up with another solid offering. Our friends at Nokia are showing up big, offering not one but five T-M...
03:45 pm EDT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 800's CDMA cousin coming to China Telecom in March?
An employee of the Qingzhou branch of China Telecom went a bit camera-happy over the weekend, but we'd do the same if we were handed a CDMA Nokia Lumia 800. The since-pulled images and text confirme...
03:25 pm EDT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Engadget Googleplex expansion plans hint at Project X lab, wireless testing facilities
Google's eyeing up some vacant space at the end of its lawn to throw $120 million at a Grand Designs-style extension to its Mountain View campus. Residents will soon see the @Home lab, purportedly t...
03:00 pm EDT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Engadget iCade 8-Bitty hands-on (video)
It's still about two months out, but when the 8-bitty hits shelves it might just become our favorite member of the iCade family. At the moment the Bluetooth gamepad is little more than a hand-made pr...
02:25 pm EDT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Engadget LTE-equipped Galaxy Tab 8.9 gets European approval
LTE isn't quite as wide spread in the Old World as it is over here in the western hemisphere but, as many European countries race to get their 4G deployed, top notch devices are already starting to r...
02:00 pm EDT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Engadget PlayStation Vita review
Look familiar? It should: that's the PlayStation Vita, Sony's up-and-coming challenger to the mobile gaming throne. It's made the rounds a few times before, from E3, to Tokyo Game Show, to San Franci...
01:58 pm EDT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Engadget Apple opens up inspection of its Foxconn plants to Fair Labor Association
One of Apple's major manufacturing cogs, Foxconn, will receive voluntary audits from the Fair Labor Association on factories in both Shenzhen and Chengdu in China. These inspections already began ea...
01:30 pm EDT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Engadget Apple refreshes its education bundles, replaces white MacBook with MacBook Air
It was back in July that Apple quit selling the white MacBook to the general public, and recently the remaining stock -- only available through its education webstore -- met a similar fate. Although ...
01:00 pm EDT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Engadget White Galaxy Nexus hands-on: a taste of vanilla-flavored Ice Cream Sandwich (video)
When it rains it pours. Hot on the heels of last week's fabulous white Nokia N9, we just received Samsung's freshly minted "chic white" Galaxy Nexus thanks to our friends at Negri Electronics. This h...
12:23 pm EDT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Engadget Samsung unveils Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0), offers Ice Cream Sandwich on a seven-inch platter (updated)
It looks like Samsung has just taken the wraps off its latest tablet offerings, with the Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) -- an ICS-laced follow-up to the company's original seven-incher. The redux doesn't mark a...
12:23 pm EDT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Engadget Samsung unveils Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0), offers Ice Cream Sandwich on a seven-inch platter (Updated: video)
It looks like Samsung has just taken the wraps off its latest tablet offerings, with the Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) -- an ICS-laced follow-up to the company's original seven-incher. Available in both 3G and...
12:09 pm EDT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus Vu gets pictured alongside Samsung Galaxy Note, hints at possible stylus
LG's recently leaked five-inch Optimus Vu has been showing of its curious 4:3 proportions again -- this time, alongside its closest rival, Samsung's Galaxy Note. It looks like you're going to get th...
11:21 am EDT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Engadget Penguin halts over-the-air Kindle borrowing again, this time it's serious
Penguin already signaled it'd stop providing newer titles to OverDrive's lending service, but apart from a temporary interruption last year, Kindle borrowing of older books has escaped largely unscat...
10:37 am EDT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Engadget HTC Endeavor specs revealed in leaked ROM: Tegra 3, 720p, Sense 4.0 (update: screenshots)
HTC fans spent the last couple of days (i.e., their weekend) unpicking a leaked ROM Update Utility for an officially non-existent handset called the 'Endeavor.' The specs revealed so far include a 12...
10:29 am EDT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Engadget Lego-built robotic arm will pour you a drink, collapse under pressure (video)
We've seen countless robotics projects made either partly or entirely out of Lego, but this pneumatic arm built by Max Sheppard has to rank among the most impressive. As you can see in the video ab...
09:41 am EDT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Engadget Apple files patent for interactive 3D interface, keeps rumor mills turning
Murmurs of an iPad 3 on the horizon not doing it for you? How about a new pseudo-3D interface? A patent filing has whet our appetites with the possibility (that's what it is; a possibility) of a fut...
08:44 am EDT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Engadget Reports: Authorities removing iPads from stores in China, following trademark ruling
Government authorities and retailers have reportedly begun removing iPads from stores in China this morning, in apparent response to a ruling issued in December. According to China's Hebei Youth Dai...
06:53 am EDT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Engadget Google makes 'next gen personal communications device,' is testing it in employee abodes
We first heard about Google's foray into home-based hardware late last week, when it asked the FCC for Special Temporary Authority (STA) to have employees test an "entertainment device" in their home...
04:27 am EDT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Engadget Yo-Yo Factory brings Hyper Scanner yo-yo gaming to Toy Fair, we go hands-on
We'll forgive you if you've never heard of Hyper Scanner. The carnival style arcade game is apparently all the rage in Japan, though. Kids line up to battle it for king of the yo-yo hill. Yo-Yo Facto...
02:56 am EDT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Engadget How would you change the T-Mobile Springboard?
What's in a name? That which we call a T-Mobile Springboard by any other name, like the Huawei Mediapad, would smell as sweet. Multiple names aside, the Honeycomb slate was teasingly cheap as it coa...
12:50 am EDT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of February 6th, 2012
Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so m...
11:40 pm EDT - Sun, February 12, 2012
Engadget Google TV Facebook page teases new announcement on the way tomorrow
Since Eric Schmidt made the rather bold proclamation that "most" new TVs would have Google TV embedded by summer 2012, we've all been waiting for something "big" from Mountain View. Well, if you can ...
11:40 pm EDT - Sun, February 12, 2012
Engadget Google TV Facebook page teases new announcement (Update: It's a new YouTube app)
Since Eric Schmidt made the rather bold proclamation that "most" new TVs would have Google TV embedded by summer 2012, we've all been waiting for something "big" from Mountain View. Well, if you can ...
11:00 pm EDT - Sun, February 12, 2012
Engadget Switched On: The fit and the pendulum
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. In the pre-smartphone era, the industry focused on making cell phones smaller. In the 2001 movie Zoolander, the title ...
10:24 pm EDT - Sun, February 12, 2012
Engadget Force Flyer accelerometer-controlled RC helicopter, we go gloves-on
Being able to wave your hand through the air and control a physical object -- as if by magic -- is everyone's dream. And if you say it's not yours, then you sir or ma'am are a liar. That's why we had...
10:24 pm EDT - Sun, February 12, 2012
Engadget Force Flyer accelerometer-controlled RC helicopter, we go gloves-on (video)
Being able to wave your hand through the air and control a physical object -- as if by magic -- is everyone's dream. And if you say it's not yours, then you sir or ma'am are a liar. That's why we had...
09:28 pm EDT - Sun, February 12, 2012
Engadget LG Miracle appears in real life, we start to believe
LG's smartphone workshop is keeping itself busy. Alongside the manufacturer's attempt to out-Note Samsung, its latest Windows Phone has resurfaced. A kindly mole has offered some better focused (but...
08:21 pm EDT - Sun, February 12, 2012
Engadget zAPPed board games hands-on
Alright, zAPPed is no GameChanger but, where Hasbro's line of iOS-integrated board games falls short in the pun department, it shines in cleverness. The Game of Life launched just a couple of days ag...
07:19 pm EDT - Sun, February 12, 2012
Engadget Microsoft Store hacked in India, passwords stored in plain text
Frequenters of India's online Microsoft Store were briefly greeted with the suspicious visage of a Guy Fawkes mask this morning, following a hack that compromised the site's user database. According ...
06:27 pm EDT - Sun, February 12, 2012
Engadget NERF Lazer Tag hands-on
We just came from Hasbro's off-site Toy Fair show room and, needless to say, we made them take us straight to the NERF Lazer Tag installation. The guns are still clearly in the early prototype stages...
05:28 pm EDT - Sun, February 12, 2012
Engadget Nokia Public Transport for Symbian shows you the way, can't guarantee a seat
Nokia's free turn-by turn navigation is great when you're lost, but what if you need to negotiate an unfamiliar train or bus system? Perhaps Espoo's new Public Transport app with its journey planning...
03:12 pm EDT - Sun, February 12, 2012
Engadget AT&T prepares internal systems for shared data, launch date still TBD
We've known AT&T's had shared data plans in the works for a healthy amount of time, as the GSM carrier let the cat out of the bag many seasons ago. And while Ralph de la Vega hasn't hid his comp...
12:36 pm EDT - Sun, February 12, 2012
Engadget Acer Aspire One D270 netbook up for pre-order
Still not convinced by the whole Ultrabook thing? Well neither's Acer it seems, as it refuses to pull the tubes from its netbook division. The latest such offering for your pre-order delight? The Asp...
09:27 am EDT - Sun, February 12, 2012
Engadget Spark pre-orders delayed, but here's a video instead (video)
We had hoped that the Linux-based open-source Spark tablet would be up for pre-order already, but the logistics gods have decreed it not to be. Order registrations are now simply said to go online "A...
06:46 am EDT - Sun, February 12, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 leaked, says it'll arrive later this month
Whoa there, another phone leak? It could only be the run-up to Mobile World Congress. This time, it's Samsung that's let slip, and the not-particularly high-end Galaxy Mini 2. Mini in size, minor in...
04:15 am EDT - Sun, February 12, 2012
Engadget Ask Engadget: Tablets for Students?
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 a pair of guys called Joe on opposite sides...
04:15 am EDT - Sun, February 12, 2012
Engadget Ask Engadget: Best tablets for students?
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 a pair of guys called Joe on opposite sides...
02:48 am EDT - Sun, February 12, 2012
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 125 - 02.11.2012
This week, we're judging all the books by their covers: flashy coatings, sporty colors, spring-like demeanor, even if it is a couple months early. Come, get superficial with us, and delve slightly mo...
12:34 am EDT - Sun, February 12, 2012
Engadget Provisioning for prepaid Google Wallet cards on hold while PIN-related security hole gets fixed
Remember that Google Wallet exploit from a few days ago? The one that would allow 'brute-force' PIN attacks, but only on rooted Android devices? Well, another PIN-related security hole was discovere...
10:30 pm EDT - Sat, February 11, 2012
Engadget Oregon Scientific announces MEEP! Android tablet for Kids, Wile E's ears prick up
While this might not be the first kid-centric tablet we've seen, it's certainly got the coolest name. All we know about the MEEP! kiddie-slate right now is that it's made by Oregon Scientific, has a ...
08:06 pm EDT - Sat, February 11, 2012
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of February 6th, 2012
Not all mobile news is destined for the front page, but if you're like us and really want to know what's going on, then you've come to the right place. This week, we've learned that T-Mobile is offe...
06:12 pm EDT - Sat, February 11, 2012
Engadget ComScore report finds drastic shift from web-based to mobile email among younger users in past year
ComScore released its annual US Digital Future in Focus report this week, offering a year-end wrap of many of the trends its tracked throughout the past year and a look towards the next. One of the ...
04:05 pm EDT - Sat, February 11, 2012
Engadget Game changers: Egyptians and their gadgets in 2012
Is there such a thing as revolutionary technology? Many Egyptians believe there is. A year ago, they used mobile phones, social networking and banned TV channels to spread word of the protests in Tah...
02:33 pm EDT - Sat, February 11, 2012
Engadget Arris brings Moxi HD DVR sales to an end, plans to cut off guide data after 2013... maybe
While Moxi may live on in spirit as a white label multiroom HD DVR for cable companies, parent company Arris announced on its website this week the retail boxes and extenders are no longer being sold...
12:04 pm EDT - Sat, February 11, 2012
Engadget Spray-on antenna revealed: best thing to come in a can since Easy Cheese (video)
Ever found yourself without a signal and wished you could just spray one on like magic? Well, maybe soon, you'll be able to do just that. Chamtech Enterprises has developed a spray-on antenna it says...
10:25 am EDT - Sat, February 11, 2012
Engadget aTV Flash update adds automatic backups, new playback options to jailbroken Apple TVs
The FireCore team has been busy updating its pay-to-play ($30) aTV Flash software package for jailbroken Apple TVs and just rolled out the latest bundle of updates in version 1.3. Now it can automati...
07:10 am EDT - Sat, February 11, 2012
Engadget Spotify iOS app update brings 320kbps music to mobiles
Enjoying your Spotify tracks on the go just got a little better, at least on iOS, where an app update to v0.4.23 gifts users "very high quality" 320kbps music streaming (for Premium subscribers) and ...
05:20 am EDT - Sat, February 11, 2012
Engadget Foursquare adds NFC support for Android 4.0, wants to touch base
We knew the folk at Foursquare had been trying NFC out for a while, and Symbian's had it since November, but now tap check-ins are available for Android 4.0. Okay, so that means it's pretty much limi...
04:04 am EDT - Sat, February 11, 2012
Engadget Motorola Droid 4 advertises 16GB internal storage, only reports 8GB -- here's why
After the numerous leaks that preceded the Droid 4's launch, you'd think we'd have a handle on every detail (read the review here) but some day one buyers have one more question. While the spec sheet...
02:40 am EDT - Sat, February 11, 2012
Engadget HP Veer 4G, Pre 3 and TouchPad celebrate a melancholy birthday
Just one year ago, HP officially introduced the TouchPad, Pre 3 and Veer to its lineup. Much has happened in the 365 days since that time, which marked the end of the Palm brand, the discontinuation ...
01:30 am EDT - Sat, February 11, 2012
Engadget Motorola Droid 4 review
Oh, how the mighty have fallen. For a phone that single-handedly resuscitated the business prospects of its parent company, gave a much-needed boost to Google's fledgling Android and finally added a ...
01:04 am EDT - Sat, February 11, 2012
Engadget Amazon prepares Kindle Touch for April launch in Japan?
According to one of Japan's big dailies, The Nikkei, Amazon will attempt to brave the tricky e-reader waters of Japan, aiming to launch its Kindle Touch as the flagship device in April. The newspape...
12:45 am EDT - Sat, February 11, 2012
Engadget FCC Fridays: February 10, 2012
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 po...
11:39 pm EDT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Engadget Engadget Podcast 280 - 02.10.2012
You can pretend you care about cameras, tablets, and browsers all you want. But we'll still know you're here for the Lazer Tag news.Host: Brian Heater, Dana Wollman, Terrence O'brienProducer: Trent W...
11:10 pm EDT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Engadget Mattel Apptivity hands-on (video)
Mattel thinks it has the secret to succeeding where so many others have failed in bridging that divide between the virtual and the physical -- and it might be right. While plenty of other toy compani...
10:52 pm EDT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Engadget AT&T doubling its upgrade fee to $36 on February 12th (update: confirmed)
What do you do after reporting "blow-out" earnings and instituting larger, pricier, data plans? If you're AT&T, why not go for the jugular by doubling upgrade fees? Per the above leaked memo, tha...
10:28 pm EDT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Engadget Barbie gets a camera implant to snap photos in style, we go hands-on
Speechless? We can't blame you and, although this fashionable shooter might not be up your alley, we're willing to bet your kids -- or any other young member of the fam -- would snatch her up in a h...
09:58 pm EDT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Engadget Hertz charges into EV Plugless Power pilot program, can't say it three times fast
Hertz has been offering up electric vehicles amongst its fleet of rental cars, and now it's getting ready to pull the plug. The company is teaming with Evatran to test out the those cool little Plugl...
09:11 pm EDT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Engadget Apple sues Motorola over Qualcomm license, makes us dream of a world without lawyers
There are literally no words (at least no family-friendly ones) to describe the insanity that is the ongoing legal war between practically every player in the mobile scene. You can't lay the blame en...
08:50 pm EDT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Engadget Listen to the Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 5PM ET!
Another week has come and gone, and another Engadget Mobile Podcast is ready to begin. Myriam Joire, Sean Cooper and Brad Molen are ready for the latest round of weekly mobile news and will get you ...
08:27 pm EDT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Engadget Eurocom Panther 4.0 is the mirror universe's version of an Ultrabook
Eurocom, like its chassis-brethren Maingear and Clevo, just lives to jam over-sized Sandy Bridge E hardware into mumpsy laptops. Find yourself in front of the Panther 4.0 and you'll be staring into ...
07:59 pm EDT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Engadget Master Moves Mickey hands-on: challenges Bieber and TOSY to dance-off (video)
Beethoven's Fifth or Michelangelo's Pietà it's not but, while Master Moves Mickey can't stand as a cornerstone of civilization, it can certainly throw down on the dance floor. The b-boy bot ha...
07:32 pm EDT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Engadget Acer CloudMobile phone wins design award, lets cat out of the bag
Sometimes, you're just so darn full of pride you can get lost in the moment. We assume that's what Acer's done, having revealed possibly its trump handset weeks before the global mobile event, MWC, ...
07:07 pm EDT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Engadget Apple seeks injunction against Samsung in California with newly acquired patents
You can now add one more case to the long list of disputes between Apple and Samsung. As PaidContent reports, Apple filed a lawsuit against Samsung in the Northern District of California federal cou...
07:07 pm EDT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Engadget Apple seeks injunction against Samsung in California with newly acquired patents (update: Galaxy Nexus targeted)
You can now add one more case to the long list of disputes between Apple and Samsung. As PaidContent reports, Apple filed a lawsuit against Samsung in the Northern District of California federal cou...
06:28 pm EDT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Engadget Withings Smart Baby Monitor drops through FCC's chimney
Baby monitors. If you're in the market for one (er, congrats) and you run an Apple-flavored household, then this Withings device looks sufficiently over-specced for your needs. It's been out in the U...
05:56 pm EDT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Engadget AMD outs cheap Athlon II X4 Llano-based processors, minus integrated graphics
Given that superior integrated graphics was one of the key selling points of AMD's low-power Llano desktop chips, it might seem like a strange move to offer two new Athlon-branded variants that have b...
05:34 pm EDT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Engadget Samsung's NP700 gaming laptop goes up for pre-order with Ivy Bridge pride
Jonesing for some more of Samsung's 17-inchers? Jones no more, because the Korean manufacturer has just put its NP700G7C gaming laptop up for pre-order. Packing 16GB of memory, this new Series 7 lap...
05:11 pm EDT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Engadget Motorola Droid 4 available on Verizon today for $200
It can be tough to keep track of which Droid is launching when these days, but those waiting patiently for the Motorola Droid 4 will be glad to know that the QWERTY slider is available on Verizon to...
04:47 pm EDT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Engadget Netflix Android app adds onscreen volume slider, Facebook integration (where available)
Now that Netflix is available on most Android devices and even sporting a fresh tablet interface, what's there left to tweak? Plenty actually, and the company just pushed a new 1.7 version of the app...
04:17 pm EDT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Engadget Unknown HTC phone running ICS pops up, looks Incredible
What's this we have here? Well, clearly it's an HTC phone, but it looks different to what we've seen before. If the pictures are to be believed, we're looking at an Android 4.0 device with HTC's Sens...
03:46 pm EDT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Engadget NEC Casio Medias LTE N-04D launches in Japan next week
It was mere weeks since we saw NEC's last smartphone that will probably never take the plane ride away from Japan, but contrary to its recent financials, the company doesn't appear to be letting up. ...
03:17 pm EDT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Engadget DarwinBot is a surrogate play partner for man's best friend
The problem facing Microsoft developer Jordan Correa and his wife was hardly an uncommon one. They both have full time jobs (that's not the problem), but they also have an adorable dog Darwin that is...
02:44 pm EDT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Engadget Phones 4u 'JUMP' plan lets you swap phones every six months, for a price
Britons! Dedicated followers of fashion! If your clothes are loud (but never square) and you've just gotta keep up with the latest trends, then Phones 4u should be your next stop. The independent pho...
02:15 pm EDT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Engadget Distro goes 'Beyond the Revolution' to explore tech in post-Mubarak Egypt
Nearly one year ago, dictator Hosni Mubarak was forced to step down after 18 consecutive days of protest by Egyptian citizens. Those demonstrations were organized largely through the use of social ne...
01:47 pm EDT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Engadget CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show wrap-up
It's never easy to leave Japan -- the friendly people, incredible food, cutting-edge tech, clean streets and efficient public transit network mean we never hesitate when given an opportunity to visit...
01:11 pm EDT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Engadget Sony 500mm f4 G SSM lens hands-on (video)
You don't see many lenses pop up 'round these parts, but Sony's new 500mm f/4 G SSM optic is impressive enough to warrant some hands-on attention. We spotted the new A-mount telephoto mounted on an A...
12:24 pm EDT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Engadget Canadian gets PlayStation Vita early thanks to faith, good works
Today's lucky beggar award goes to Graham Innes in Canada, who wrote in to tell us that he found a PlayStation Vita sitting on his doorstep. It wasn't a total surprise, since he'd ordered one from Am...
11:37 am EDT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Engadget Nokia N9 spotted running Ice Cream Sandwich, dual-boot in the works
This above is the first glimpse of Android 4.0 running on the Nokia N9. Yes, it looks like Ice Cream Sandwich is in being ported to the company's iconic handset by no other than Alexey Roslyakov and ...
10:30 am EDT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Engadget German court dismisses Motorola's patent lawsuit against Apple
Motorola suffered a setback in Germany this morning, after a Mannheim Regional Court struck down one of the company's several patent lawsuits against Apple. The patent in question, EP1053613, is con...
09:46 am EDT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Engadget Intel settles antitrust lawsuit with New York attorney general, pays hardly anything
Intel's three-year tussle with the state of New York finally came to an end yesterday, with a settlement of relatively harmless proportion. Under the arrangement, Intel will have to shell out a mere ...
08:41 am EDT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Engadget Roku adds BBC iPlayer channel as it starts shipping in the UK
Just as Netflix is nearly ubiquitous on media streaming platforms in the US, BBC's iPlayer is pretty much a default app in the UK so it's no surprise to see it show up on Roku's boxes just as they st...
08:07 am EDT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Engadget Wolfram Alpha Pro now available, $4.99 a month will let you throw almost anything at it for analysis
Wolfram Alpha has made some fairly big strides in its few short years of existence, but the so-called computational knowledge engine has now rolled out what founder Stephen Wolfram says is the "the s...
06:44 am EDT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Engadget Bluetooth SIG forms new working group focused on fitness gadgets
We've been seeing Bluetooth make more and more inroads into fitness gadgets as of late, and it looks like the Bluetooth Special Interest Group is intent on seeing that trend continue. It announced th...
05:33 am EDT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Engadget Rogers One Number service offers free computer-based calls and texting, unified inbox
Got a Rogers wireless account? Then you can now take advantage of a new service that, for a change, won't cost you anything extra. While it's not quite a full-on Google Voice alternative, the company...
04:40 am EDT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Engadget Tesla unveils Model X SUV, wants to be your all-electric crossover come 2013
We're here at the Tesla Design Studio in Los Angeles, where Elon Musk just unveiled his startup's third vehicle: an SUV it calls the Model X. The 'ute sports some rather unique looking double-hinged...
04:40 am EDT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Engadget Tesla unveils Model X SUV, wants to be your all-electric crossover
We're here at the Tesla Design Studio in Los Angeles, where Elon Musk just unveiled his startup's third vehicle: an SUV it calls the Model X. The 'ute sports some rather unique looking double-hinged ...
03:58 am EDT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Engadget 2012 HDTV pricing leaks out for Panasonic, Sony, Sharp and Samsung
The madness of CES 2012 is long over and now that we've seen all of the new HDTVs, it's time to find out when they're actually going on sale, and for how much. HDGuru has just dug up advertised prici...
03:09 am EDT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Engadget Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS WiFi iPad transfer hands-on (video)
Sure, your iPad 2 has a camera, but that doesn't mean you should be using it to take pictures. One of the biggest point-and-shoot trends to pick up speed in 2012 is built-in WiFi, letting you capture...
02:24 am EDT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Engadget Canon PowerShot D20 ruggedized point-and-shoot camera hands-on (video)
Remember the Canon PowerShot D10? The company's first ruggedized underwater cam was a solid snapper, but its bulky submarine-like design made it impractical for most surface-based shoots. The PowerSh...
01:08 am EDT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Engadget That's hot: Heat-based recording could boost magnetic drive speed, performance
Magnetic fields are pretty nifty for levitating stuff, carving sponge-like thingamajigs and, of course, data storage. But an international team led by the University of York in the UK has figured out...
12:11 am EDT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Engadget Nanoshells trap light for more efficient solar panels
Scientists at Stanford are hard at work trying to improve the efficiency and durability of solar panels -- two key factors that have kept the Sun from becoming a more popular source of energy. Their ...
11:29 pm EDT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Engadget Sprint launches early upgrade promo, wants you to stay and chat awhile
In an industry where customer churn can be likened to the fearsome troll under the bridge, Sprint has launched a program designed to keep its favored subscribers around for another two years. While n...
10:51 pm EDT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Engadget Scosche bassDOCK blasts Weezer from any iPad, available now for $150
If you're having trouble wading through the pool of iPad dock prospects, we're about to add another to the mix. Scosche has announced that its bassDOCK for both iPad models is now shipping. The dock...
10:09 pm EDT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Engadget Google reportedly working on wireless home entertainment system to be sold under its own brand
Details are still fairly light at the moment, but The Wall Street Journal is reporting today that Google could be about to make big push into the hardware business. Citing people briefed on the compa...
09:30 pm EDT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live tonight at 5PM!
Tim has to sit this one out, sadly, but Brian will be joined in studio by Terrence and Dana, fighting the good podcast fight. You can join us live, as well, by checking out the video below and follo...
09:05 pm EDT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Engadget Jarre AeroSystem One gets a Lalique crystal facelift, we go hands-on
We saw the original AeroSystem One saunter into our lives a couple of month's back, and now Jarre Technologies has collaborated with crystal house Lalique to give it a makeover. The partnership sees ...
08:44 pm EDT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Engadget Canonical to end official Kubuntu support with 12.04, crushes your Plasma-powered dreams
Standard Ubuntu, with its Gnome roots and Unity interface may get most of the attention, but there are many different varieties of the world's most popular Linux distro. Most, like Xubuntu and Edubun...
08:19 pm EDT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Engadget Biological computer can decode images stored in DNA chips, applications remain unclear
Scientists from the Scripps Research Institute and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have taken biological computing one step further, with a new molecular machine capable of decoding images s...
07:57 pm EDT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Engadget G-Form pulls a hat-trick with iPhone case hockey video
It wouldn't be a proper G-Form product release without the accompanying outlandish promotional video. So, when the company offered up its new iPhone 4/4S case, it made its way to an empty ice skating...
07:35 pm EDT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Engadget Microsoft details Windows for ARM at length: desktop applications confirmed, first devices expected with Windows 8 release
We've been getting some mixed signals about Windows 8 for ARM-based devices as of late, but Microsoft's Steven Sinofsky has now returned with another of his exhaustive Building Windows 8 blog posts a...
07:35 pm EDT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Engadget Microsoft details Windows for ARM at length: desktop Office applications confirmed, first devices expected with Windows 8 release
We've been getting some mixed signals about Windows 8 for ARM-based devices as of late, but Microsoft's Steven Sinofsky has now returned with another of his exhaustive Building Windows 8 blog posts a...
07:00 pm EDT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Engadget IRL: Logic3 PowerSleeve, HP Folio 13 and a trio of Nintendo handhelds
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. This week's...
06:41 pm EDT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Engadget Nokia Astound owners face a Belle-less future, no update coming
So this is where the road ends for the Nokia Astound. After getting a hearty helping of Symbian Anna in November, owners of T-Mobile's first (and only) Symbian^3 device became hopeful that -- despit...
06:19 pm EDT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Engadget Sigma DP1, DP2 get 46-megapixel makeover
If Nikon thought its 36-megapixel D800 would be the king of the resolutions this week, they were wrong. Sigma, it seems, didn't get the memo and has crashed the party, updating its DP1 and DP2 compac...
05:58 pm EDT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Engadget HTC's first ICS update rolls out in late March, Sensation and Sensation XE call first dibs
Ice Cream Sandwich is slowly trickling out to the masses, but we're still waiting on the major phone vendors to come out with their own tweaks of the latest Android dessert. We've known that HTC's b...
05:25 pm EDT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Engadget Dell Voice offers VoIP, but only to Canadians
Dell's teamed up with Fongo to offer Dell Voice, a VoIP app that's available exclusively in Canada. It's currently available for Android, iOS and Windows (Desktop), enabling everyone to shoot the bre...
04:57 pm EDT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Engadget Telus flipping switch on LTE, network goes live February 10th
After the competition got a head start, Telus has finally announced it's ready to flip the switch on its fresh LTE network tomorrow. Though it's certainly taken the longer road, its 4G waves are hit...
04:35 pm EDT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Engadget Lytro Light Field Camera's guts get spilled on the FCC's dancefloor
There's a scene in Robocop 2, where our eponymous hero is set-to with an angle grinder and dumped in pieces outside the Detroit Police station. Now replace the cybernetic Alex Murphy with the Lytro ...
04:11 pm EDT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Engadget Super Bowl internet debut breaks records, disappoints some viewers
Not sure what this says about the state of streaming video online, but while the first live internet stream of the Super Bowl was watched by a record 2.1 million unique viewers, it didn't receive glo...
03:43 pm EDT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Engadget Intel teaches Haswell the core values of teamwork, optimism
Sure you can make wild, individualistic boasts about having a 22nm fabrication process and three different GPUs, but that stuff counts for nothing without the magic of cooperation. The Amish know tha...
03:10 pm EDT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Engadget Canon EOS-1D X and Nikon D4 ISO 204,800 shooting hands-on (video)
With mirrorless cameras offering high-resolution APS-C sensors and consecutive shooting speeds of up to 10 frames-per-second, what's left to make a $6,000 full-frame DSLR a compelling purchase, espec...
02:48 pm EDT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Engadget Kodak to shutter digital camera production this year
This year has not been a kind one for Kodak. Last month, the photography pioneer announced that it was filing for bankruptcy (and suing Samsung, incidentally), and now the company has let it be know...
02:24 pm EDT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Engadget Hacker spites Symantec, puts pcAnywhere's source code out in the open
Symantec said that folks running its pcAnywhere utility were at an "increased risk" when it revealed that the company had been hacked and its source codes pilfered, and advised customers to stop usin...
02:05 pm EDT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Engadget Apple announcing iPad 3 first week of March? Anonymous sources think so
Is the long, treacherous wait for the iPad 3 nearly at an end? That's what anonymous sources tell All Things D. The site caught wind that an Apple event next month will host the announcement of the ...
01:30 pm EDT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Engadget DirecTiVo now available nationwide, please try to contain your excitement
A couple of months after making its long (really long) awaited appearance in "select markets" the DirecTiVo is now officially available nationwide. Die-hard fans of the combo of peanut remote and sat...
01:01 pm EDT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Engadget German court upholds ruling against Apple, clears Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N for sale
Apple's legal team has been dealt another blow in Germany, where a court today shot down the company's requests for a preliminary injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N. In a statement issu...
12:07 pm EDT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Engadget BMW i8 production prototype goes dancing in a winter wonderland (video)
It's been almost a year since we last wrote about the BMW i8 being winter-tested and here it is again -- this time in production prototype form -- doing donuts (!) in the snow. This plug-in gasoline ...
11:11 am EDT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Engadget DoubleTwist update brings podcast support to auditory Android users
A fresh version of the DoubleTwist media player hit the Android Market this week, offering a whole new world of podcast possibilities -- for a price. With the in-app upgrade, users can search for an...
10:07 am EDT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Engadget PSA: Google Wallet vulnerable to 'brute-force' PIN attacks (video)
Security hounds over at zvelo have discovered a vulnerability in Google Wallet that means your precious PIN can be "easily revealed." Digging through the app's code and using Google's open resources ...
10:07 am EDT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Engadget PSA: Google Wallet vulnerable to 'brute-force' PIN attacks (update: affects rooted devices)
Security hounds over at zvelo have discovered a vulnerability in Google Wallet that means your precious PIN can be "easily revealed." Digging through the app's code and using Google's open resources ...
09:18 am EDT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Engadget Lenovo releases Q3 earnings report, shipments rise, profits soar
Lenovo turned in another stellar earnings report yesterday, following up on a huge Q2 with an encouraging Q3. For the fiscal quarter ended December 31st, the PC maker saw its net profits reach $153 ...
08:22 am EDT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Engadget Google Chrome update brings speedier browsing, enhanced security, joy
The week isn't quite over yet, but it's already shaping up to be a busy one for Google Chrome. After finally bringing its browser to Android on Tuesday, Google yesterday announced an update for the ...
07:33 am EDT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Engadget Sony's 3D Library lets Aussies borrow products free of charge
Sony's push for three dimensional entertainment has inspired it to launch a series of product-loaning machines in the land of Oz. These "3D Library" kiosks, as the manufacturer is simply dubbing 'em...
06:41 am EDT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Engadget Sony Cyber-shot TX300V inductive charging camera and dock hands-on (video)
You may have thought that Sony's Cyber-shot TX200V was the company's most powerful point-and-shoot to date, but that's not exactly true. The company has a Japan-only version of the TX200V called the ...
05:48 am EDT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Engadget Olympus black E-M5 Micro Four Thirds camera and internals eyes-on
By now we're quite familiar with the Olympus E-M5's attractive external appearance, but what does it look like on the inside? The company carefully disassembled its new flagship model, and displayed ...
05:11 am EDT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Engadget Sony promises eight more NEX E-mount lenses by the end of 2013, doesn't elaborate
Have you been holding out on that NEX purchase because of the currently limited E-mount lens selection? Well, Sony's got some good news for you -- there will soon be eight additional lenses to choose...
04:53 am EDT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Engadget Pentax K-01 mirrorless camera doesn't feel as cheap as it looks, we go hands-on (video)
After Pentax boasted about the performance of its incredibly small Q mirrorless cam, we're certainly justified in approaching the company's latest ILC with a bit of skepticism -- especially given its...
04:00 am EDT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Interview: Words With Friends creator, Paul Bettner
You may have missed it amongst all the big budget ads, half-time obscenities and, you know, football playing, but Words With Friends co-creators Paul Bettner and David Bettner managed to snag a seco...
03:42 am EDT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Engadget Olympus OM-D E-M5 five-axis sensor-shift image stabilization hands-on (video)
Olympus's inaugural OM-D mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, the E-M5, boasts the world's fastest autofocus and a pretty fantastic design, but it's also the first camera to implement a new five-a...
03:15 am EDT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Engadget We're live from CP+ 2012 in Yokohama, Japan!
As Macworld continues on its path towards irrelevance, another post-CES trade show is gaining heat on the other side of the Pacific. This is our first year at the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging ...
02:41 am EDT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Engadget Japan to reduce rare earth consumption in response to China's export controls
Japan took another step toward lessening its rare earths dependence today, announcing plans to drastically reduce consumption levels in response to China's continued market dominance. Of particular ...
02:19 am EDT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Engadget San Francisco gearing up for electric bike sharing program
Anyone who's ever attempted to ride a bike in San Francisco can attest to just how rough the city's numerous hills can be on the lower body. Thankfully, government dollars are set to go a ways toward...
01:26 am EDT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Engadget AT&T and Verizon lobby for less FCC spectrum control, Sprint and other carriers respond
Since 1993, the FCC has held the ability to restrict bidders' participation in spectrum auctions based on their current spectrum holdings, needs and dominance in the marketplace. Given that wireless ...
12:57 am EDT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Engadget Paul McCartney: 'You can keep free streaming for the birds and bees, now give me money'
A wise man once told Engadget that streaming and bought music services could live side-by-side like a piano keyboard. It looks like impoverished multi-millionaire Sir Paul McCartney didn't hear that...
12:18 am EDT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Engadget Record-breaking freefall advances space suit technology (video)
Jumping to Earth from the edge of space is no mean feat. Not only are you dropping like a stone, there's also the minor issue of your blood boiling as you do so. These are challenges daredevil Felix ...
11:46 pm EDT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Engadget Disney considering 28-day rental window, because 'On Stranger Tides' was that good
That sound you can hear is the studios dashing around as they look for a new scapegoat. Disney's got Redbox and Netflix in its sights as it declares plans to impose a 28-day window before it'll make ...
11:23 pm EDT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Engadget NVIDIA and Rambus settle, sign patent deal, kiss and make up
Some of you thought it would never happen. You thought that these two mortal enemies would spend the rest of their multinational corporate lives alternately at each other throats and eyeing the other...
11:01 pm EDT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Engadget Path apologizes, deletes user contact data and updates app
The path to the executive apologies is paved with good intentions -- like the one issued today by Dave Morin. The Path CEO / co-founder posted a note apologizing for the contact sharing functionality...
10:39 pm EDT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Engadget Google Screenwise panel will pay you to track your every move online
Don't mind letting Google watch your every click while browsing the web? Awesome, because the folks in Mountain View want to pay you for letting them do just that. The company is recruiting panelists...
10:17 pm EDT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Engadget AlphaDog robo pack-mule begins outdoor trials, noisily hikes into your nightmares
Boston Dynamics' LS3, better known 'round these parts as AlphaDog, has already wowed us with a display of its stability, power and mobility. Thing is, that little clip we caught back in October took p...
09:54 pm EDT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Engadget Tweetbot hits 2.0, heads to iPad with new features and UI in tow
The dev folk over at Tapbots have just unleashed a major overhaul to their famed Twitter client. Tweetbot 2.0 not only sees the addition of a few new traits and a design refresh, but it's also on th...
09:31 pm EDT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Engadget HTML5-based Depthcam puts a fresh spin on Kinect hacks
It's not the first time we've seen HTML5 used in conjunction with a Kinect hack, but George MacKerron's so-called Depthcam takes things to some interesting new levels. It's a live webcam that you can...
09:05 pm EDT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Engadget HP releases Android kernel for TouchPad, makes hackers' lives easier
You may remember that during the TouchPad fire sale, a few slates slipped out with a rather primitive Froyo build on them. Well, HP doesn't seem to know how the tablets hit shelves with Android on boa...
08:42 pm EDT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Engadget Congress passes bill giving the FAA $11 billion to get off radar, onto GPS
It took awhile, and the price tag is quite a bit steeper than previously thought (shocking, right?), but the FAA is finally getting the funding it needs to bring the nation's air traffic control syst...
08:21 pm EDT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Engadget Verizon's double data deal returns this Friday, prepare yourselves accordingly
It looks like Verizon's about to double up on double data. According to the Los Angeles Times, Big Red is about to reintroduce the double data promotion that first rolled out in November, and came to ...
07:58 pm EDT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Engadget Researchers get CPUs and GPUs talking, boost PC performance by 20 percent
How do you fancy a 20 percent boost to your processor's performance? Research from the North Carolina State University claims to offer just that. Despite the emergence of fused architechture SoCs, th...
07:35 pm EDT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Engadget Two US startups break solar efficiency records, aim to light up your life
Two US startups are breaking solar efficiency records in their quest to bring clean, cost-effective, eco-friendly energy to a power grid near you. Alta Devices, based in Santa Clara, CA, has achieved...
07:12 pm EDT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Engadget Vonage Mobile app allows free calls and texts worldwide to fellow Android and iOS users
Looking to save some coin on those international calls to your mates in Brussels? Vonage has just rolled out new Android and iOS apps that do just that. The Vonage Mobile app offers free talk and te...
06:49 pm EDT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Engadget Apple updates EFI firmware on 2010 Macs: offers Lion internet recovery, not much else
Staring forlorn at that two-year-old MacBook, just sitting there in the corner? Well, there's good news; Apple's decided to furnish those 2010 models with a new EFI firmware update. Arriving on its M...
06:33 pm EDT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Engadget Microsoft celebrating leap year right by launching Windows 8 Consumer Preview at MWC
Perhaps celebrating a push toward the mobile space with its traditionally desktop-bound OS -- or maybe just doing its best to further confuse the similar naming conventions with its forthcoming smar...
06:09 pm EDT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Engadget Could LG's Fantasy be an outright Miracle?
If you ask us, miracles are pretty hard to come by, and it would take a great amount of gusto for a smartphone manufacturer to bestow such a weighty name upon a rather middling handset. The crew at P...
05:45 pm EDT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Engadget Nokia: 'We don't have a Plan B'
Wander into Nokia's corporate HQ and, if Victor Saejis is to believed, you'll be hard pressed to find any manilla folder bearing the legend "Plan B." The handset maker's European Manager told Swedis...
05:22 pm EDT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Engadget Baidu-powered Dell Streak Pro D43 gets hands-on treatment
Dell's dual-cored Streak Pro D43 has arrived in the hands of our colleagues over at Engadget Chinese. In a detailed tour of the first Baidu Yi smartphone, they've unearthed a built-in battery and pe...
04:53 pm EDT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Engadget HP Envy 14 Spectre available now, starts at $1,399
Weeks after teasing the masses with bits of what it could become, the HP Envy 14 Spectre is quietly hitting the virtual shelves today. A whopping $1,399 (with an instant discount courtesy of Meg Whi...
04:27 pm EDT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Engadget $60 Aakash Tablet to cost no-cash?
Kapil Sibal's not resting after the explosion of interest that followed the initial launch of the $60 Aakash education tablet. He's now pushing to get the rebadged DataWind Ubislate 7 into the hands ...
04:05 pm EDT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Engadget Apple asks European standards body for more transparency on FRAND licensing
With its legal battles intensifying across the globe, Apple has appealed to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, calling for a more consistent approach to the licensing of essential p...
03:37 pm EDT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Engadget Nokia ends European, Latin American production: it's all Asia now
Nokia's wielding another axe to its operations, cleaving away a further 4,000 employees from its operations in Finland, Hungary and Mexico. It follows a shedding of roughly 10,000 employees and a tro...
03:37 pm EDT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Engadget Nokia ends European, Mexican production: it's all Asia now (Updated)
Nokia's wielding another axe to its operations, cleaving away a further 4,000 employees from its operations in Finland, Hungary and Mexico. It follows a shedding of roughly 10,000 employees and a tro...
03:12 pm EDT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Engadget PS3 v4.10 update is live with an improved browser, Sony Entertainment Network nameplate
The latest update for Sony's PlayStation 3 is live and available for download from via your PlayStation Netw...oops, Sony Entertainment Network account. While we get used to the new branding (nothing...
02:39 pm EDT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Engadget Amazon, Viacom deal brings more TV shows to Prime Instant Video service
Just as rumors indicated yesterday, Amazon has announced a new licensing deal with Viacom that will add TV shows from its networks -- MTV, Comedy Central, BET, VH1, Spike, Nickelodeon and the rest --...
02:23 pm EDT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Engadget Vodafone bringing LTE speeds to Germany, with the HTC Velocity
HTC has confirmed plans to bring its very first LTE handset to Germany, with the launch of the Velocity. The phone, known Stateside as the Vivid and in South Korea as the Raider, features a 4.5-inch...
02:00 pm EDT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Engadget White Nokia N9 hands-on: behold the last unicorn (video)
Let's keep this short and sweet. This is the rare snow-white Nokia N9 and it's absolutely stunning. We first captured a glimpse of it at Nokia World and now we've obtained a specimen. The only differ...
01:46 pm EDT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Engadget Sprint adds Kansas City and Baltimore to list of LTE markets
If you've been waiting to see if your 'hood would be next up for Sprint to bless with a shiny new LTE network we've got some potentially good news: by mid-2012 both Kansas City (regardless of what sid...
01:32 pm EDT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Engadget Study: 'App Economy' has created 500,000 jobs since 2007
It's no secret that the rise of smartphones, tablets and social networking has fostered an entirely new market for app developers, but a freshly released study has now attempted to quantify this imp...
01:04 pm EDT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Engadget Microsoft's OneNote Mobile takes up roost in the Android Market
Hot of the heels of its OneNote app for the iPhone, Microsoft has gone ahead and given the Android Market a similar nod of acceptance with the release of OneNote Mobile. Like the iOS version, the app...
12:15 pm EDT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Engadget Sprint announces Q4 2011 results: the iPhone brings in new customers
Following its bittersweet Q3, the latest financial report from Sprint this quarter offers up another mixed bag of news. Net operating losses totalled $438 million, more than the $139 million posted ...
12:15 pm EDT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Engadget Sprint announces Q4 2011 results: the iPhone brings in 720,000 new customers
Following its bittersweet Q3, the latest financial report from Sprint this quarter offers up another mixed bag of news. Net operating losses totalled $438 million, more than the $139 million posted ...
12:03 pm EDT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Engadget Alienware X51 gaming PC: We go hands-on at the London launch event
Alienware's latest PC is an attempt to fire a salvo right across the bows of Sony and Microsoft's gaming flagships. It looks like the (slightly overweight) lovechild of the pair; like an alternate u...
11:32 am EDT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Engadget Virgin Media's Q4 2011 report: Brits love TiVo, Fast Broadband, Vampire Diaries
Virgin Media's school report for both last year and last quarter has been pretty positive for the Branson-Branded service. It pulled down £4 billion ($6.3 billion) in revenue for the year and m...
10:42 am EDT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Engadget Maingear's Titan 17 has a change of heart, keyboard
Maingear has been tickling us with its gaming PCs for a while, and now it's adding some extra muscle to its catalog. The company's Titan 17 notebook is hitting the operating table for a processor tra...
09:58 am EDT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Engadget DARPA's crowdsourced UAV competition heats up, takes off (video)
Late last year, DARPA launched UAVForge -- a competition that invites contestants to create their very own unmanned aerial vehicles, and submit them for voter-based evaluation. The project is far fr...
09:00 am EDT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Engadget Logitech M600 mouse puts you more in touch with browsing for $69
Is your current wireless mouse not up to snuff? If that's the case, you may want to take a gander at the Logitech Touch Mouse M600 that lets you do your navigating via a touch surface instead of tho...
09:00 am EDT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Engadget Logitech Touch Mouse M600 mouse lets you swipe and scroll sans buttons for $69
Is your current wireless mouse not up to snuff? If that's the case, you may want to take a gander at the Logitech Touch Mouse M600 that lets you do your navigating via a touch surface instead of tho...
08:11 am EDT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Engadget No discounted UMD transfers to Vita for US, angel loses its wings
Hey, America ... no soup for you! Vita apparently means no discounted downloads of your beloved disc-based PSP games as Kotaku reports Sony won't be offering its "UMD Passport" service in the US. Si...
07:26 am EDT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Engadget Android 4.0.4 ROM leaks for Verizon's Galaxy Nexus
A little gem known as Android 4.0.4 wriggled its way onto the interweb last week, and while it was geared specifically for Sprint's Nexus S 4G, a similar version has just cropped up for the CDMA / LT...
06:51 am EDT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Engadget Barnes & Noble confirms Nook Simple Touch upgrade WiFi issues, fix coming
Been having WiFi troubles ever since you gave your Nook Simple Touch the old 1.1 upgrade? You are not alone. Barnes & Noble confirmed what e-reader forum frequenters have known since last year -...
05:37 am EDT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Engadget LG teases Optimus Vu Android smartphone with 5-inch screen, 4:3 aspect ratio (video)
If you're into high strangeness in the mobile realm, you'd be wise to check out the video of the Optimus Vu that LG just posted -- just follow the break. While our Korean translation skills aren't qu...
04:51 am EDT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Engadget StatCounter: Mobile web usage doubling every year, Nokia leads the way
We already knew that Nokia sits atop the world's market when it comes to shipments and market share. As it turns out, though, the Finnish manufacturer leads the way in terms of mobile web browsing, t...
03:54 am EDT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 285 - 02.07.2012
It's been a busy week in HD, with surprising new streaming offerings on the way from the likes of Sky and Verizon / Redbox, while Apple and Google each also pushed more minor updates to their TV boxe...
03:28 am EDT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Engadget Lumia 800 bundle coming to Microsoft retail stores on Valentine's Day, $899 is the new price of love
Well, you knew the Lumia 800 would be coming to Microsoft's chain of retail stores this month, but we bet you weren't counting on an $899 price tag. That's the word from our compadres at The Verge, w...
02:46 am EDT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Engadget LightSquared gets desperate, seeks regulatory changes to satisfy GPS debacle
If we were the betting type -- and hell, some of us really are -- we'd wager a crisp ten spot that LightSquared isn't going to assuage the FCC's concerns over those pesky GPS interference issues in t...
02:00 am EDT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Engadget Olympus unveils SZ-31MR camera: 16 megapixels, 24x optical zoom
Japanese camera manufacturer Olympus has just introduced the successor to its SZ-30MR compact shooter. The new snapper not only sees a minimal increment on its stage name, SZ-31MR, but it also keeps...
02:00 am EDT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Engadget Olympus updates its Tough lineup, intros TG-820 ruggedized shooter
Olympus isn't planning on staying far behind its competition in the ruggedized camera department. That's why it's taking the wraps off its TG-820. The newest addition to the Tough lineup brings alon...
02:00 am EDT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Engadget Olympus OM-D E-M5 Micro Four Thirds camera preview (video)
Olympus has embraced the camera designs of yesteryear for several generations, from its first Micro Four Thirds models to last year's E-P3. But now the Japanese camera maker is stepping up its retro ...
01:24 am EDT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Engadget Desktop apps may run on Win8 for ARM after all... maybe
The issue of whether or not the ARM edition of Windows 8 will support both desktop and Metro-style apps has been pretty hazy. Some have claimed it would, others that it wont and, even when they've is...
12:52 am EDT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Engadget Yahoo's management overhaul continues: Chairman and three other board members step down
Out with the old, in with the new, eh? Yahoo certainly subscribes to that philosophy, as it's already shuffled out Jerry Yang in favor of Scott Thompson as its CEO, and now the company will be adding...
12:52 am EDT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Engadget Yahoo's management overhaul continues: Chairman and three board members step down
Out with the old, in with the new, eh? Yahoo certainly subscribes to that philosophy, as it's already shuffled out Jerry Yang in favor of Scott Thompson as its CEO, and now the company will be adding...
12:16 am EDT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Engadget Reuters: Amazon Prime Instant Video close to Viacom deal, standalone service launch
So far, 2012 has been quiet for Amazon's all-you-can-eat video streaming service, but that could change soon as Reuters cites anonymous sources claiming the retailer will lock up a deal with Viacom (...
11:39 pm EDT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Engadget Google Voice update for Android brings design refresh and asynchronous SMS
A new version of Google Voice has just crawled out of the woodwork, and while the changes are minor, we think most users will like what's in store. First and foremost, we were greeted with a new, dar...
10:46 pm EDT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Engadget Microsoft strikes deal with 247, promises to 'redefine' customer service
A partnership between Microsoft and customer service company 24/7 may not exactly sound like the most exciting proposition on the face of things, but the two are making some fairly lofty promises, and...
10:00 pm EDT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Engadget Pentax refreshes its rugged camera lineup with the Optio WG-2 series
Exactly twelve months after the unveiling of the Optio WG-1 family, Pentax is now introducing the successors to its colorful and ruggedized shooters. And while its macho design hasn't changed much, ...
09:32 pm EDT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Engadget Canon unveils two AirPrint printers, thinks you should print more stuff from your iPad
Want to print stuff from your iPad, but hate drivers and cords and stuff? Good news, Canon's offering up the Pixma MX512 and MX432, two all-in-one inkjets that offer up Apple AirPrint support, lettin...
08:54 pm EDT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Engadget Chrome Beta for Android hands-on (video)
So, Google is finally making the move we've been expecting for some time now and bringing Chrome to Android. Now, you'll need a device running Ice Cream Sandwich to get the new mobile browser up and ...
08:48 pm EDT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Engadget Reminder: Vote for the 2011 Engadget Awards!
We've sorted through the nominations and now we're relying on you to determine the real tech winners from 2011. So, if your smartphone of choice didn't get all the love you hoped it would, hop on ov...
08:20 pm EDT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Engadget Sony Tablet P's product manager shows off prototypes, tells the clamshell story
Still baffled by the Tablet P's existence? Well, Sony's here to help! Earlier today, our brethren over at Engadget Chinese met up with Takeshi Goto, the head honcho of VAIO and mobile product produci...
07:51 pm EDT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Engadget Microsoft and British agency create child-friendly version of IE9
As the entry age for web access heads ever southwards, preventing young minds from the perils of the internet is a growing concern for parents. For this reason, Microsoft teamed up with the UK-based ...
07:26 pm EDT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Engadget Raspberry Pi's Linux computer nears completion, should ship by end of February
Raspberry Pi's commercial future became a little clearer yesterday, with an announcement that the first batch of its Model B Linux computers will be finished by February 20th. The $35 board went into ...
07:02 pm EDT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia Sola appears at US Patent Office, forgets to mention its codename
So far, the extent of Sony's 2012 smartphone portfolio for the US extends only to the AT&T-bound Xperia Ion, with no word just yet whether the see-through banded Xperia S will arrive on American...
06:37 pm EDT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Engadget Microsoft Star Wars Xbox 360 bundle coming to a galaxy close to here, April 3rd
Come spring you'll finally be able to get your grubby paws on that droid-based console you've been looking for. Microsoft's Major Nelson let slip in a series of tweets that the Star Wars Xbox 360 Ki...
06:13 pm EDT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Engadget Sandy Bridge E squashed into $3,000 Clevo P270WM gaming suitcase
If you thought Intel's super-charged Core i7 CPUs were only for desktops, then AVADirect reckons it can change your mind. The company's Clevo P270WM notebook comes strapped to the back of either a si...
05:49 pm EDT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Engadget Google Chrome browser arrives on Android (video)
The latest step in bringing Google-based unification has arrived. The Chrome browser is here on Android. This beta version is available for that elite crowd of ICS phones and tablets, and like it's d...
05:46 pm EDT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Engadget Elevate aims high, agrees to become Sprint's newest MVNO
Another MVNO is going live on Sprint's network, and this time Elevate is the one signing the dotted line. The company, known primarily for providing digital services such as VoIP, wireline and wirel...
05:19 pm EDT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Engadget Nikon D800 short lets you experience miracle of birth, motorcycles
Few experiences in life can match the miracle of birth, but sweet bikes and D-SLRs are probably right up there, right? Now you can experience all three in a six minute film. There are no doubt some g...
04:56 pm EDT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Engadget Panasonic prices, dates some of its 2012 HDTVs (VT, GT, ET) and accessories in Japan
If Panasonic's CES 2012 lineup of plasma and LCD HDTVs interested you, it's time to dig into more details it's just released about their Japanese cousins. Those "Infinite Black Ultra Panel" plasmas w...
04:30 pm EDT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Engadget Hasbro reinvents Lazer Tag for the smartphone generation, lets you live out your Doom-fueled fantasies
Xappr and appBlaster are fine weaponizers for your smartphone, provided you don't care to share your violent tendencies with your friends. Thankfully, Hasbro is bridging the gap between new-school AR...
04:07 pm EDT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Engadget Nokia 801 adds one part Belle, one part polycarbonate body for 100 percent possibility
See that up there? That slick-looking, Belle-operating beaut is most definitely not Nokia's rumored 801 handset. No, what you're looking at above is simply a mock-up based on recent rumors circling t...
03:42 pm EDT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Engadget Olympus OM-D E-M5 leaks continue, 'super fast' AF and 3D tracking system on the way?
A certain purported Olympus Micro Four Thirds shooter has been anything but shy prior to its official unveiling (whenever that happens). Now, 43 Rumors is keeping the intel flowing with tidbits it ...
03:00 pm EDT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 review (international edition)
Within an 11-day period last fall, Engadget published reviews of two different Samsung Galaxy tablets. At the time, we felt the company was turning into a caricature of itself, with slates in every c...
03:00 pm EDT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 review (global edition)
Within an 11-day period last fall, Engadget published reviews of two different Samsung Galaxy tablets. At the time, we felt the company was turning into a caricature of itself, with slates in every c...
02:37 pm EDT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Engadget Motorola Droid 4 sliding onto Verizon shelves February 10th for $200
We've been speculating that Verizon's latest Droid would be arriving on February 10th, but we lacked any official word from the carrier to back it up. Not to worry anymore, as Big Red has finally ma...
02:34 pm EDT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Engadget Acer files suit against former CEO Gianfranco Lanci over non-compete breach
Gianfranco Lanci may be gone from Acer, but the PC maker's former chief is not forgotten -- not financially, at least. The company is suing the exec over non-compete violations, after he jumped ship ...
02:00 pm EDT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Engadget inPulse and WIMM One: the tale of two smartwatches (video)
We're no strangers to watches here at Engadget, but smartwatches -- tiny wearable computers capable of running apps with SDKs to match -- are still a rare breed. The best known examples are probably ...
01:31 pm EDT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Engadget RIM shows off new features for PlayBook 2.0 at DevCon
All eyes are on Amsterdam this morning, as RIM hosts DevCon Europe. Among all the usual avowals about how well things are going are a few nuggets of the new and the noteworthy. One such morsel was a ...
01:15 pm EDT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Engadget Globe and Mail reveals early details on Apple iTV: Siri wants to hear you shout at the big game
iTV rumors continue to swirl around the shady backwaters of the internet, but it's not often national papers of record decide to wade in -- Canada's, no less. According to an anonymous source who spi...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Engadget Glasses-free 3DeeScreen augments Windows 7 displays, lets Peter Gabriel get in your eyes
Glasses-free 3DTVs sporting 4K resolution don't exactly match up to the everyman's budget. Still, the tech needs to trickle down to the masses somehow and it appears Spatial View's keen to take up t...
12:26 pm EDT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Engadget With federal loans blocked, Fisker halts work on Project Nina, lays off 66 workers
Fisker Automotive's bumpy 2011 appears to have given way to an even rockier 2012. A little more than a month after recalling 239 of its Karma plug-ins, Fisker has now stopped working on its second el...
11:50 am EDT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Engadget Belle update arrives for compatible Nokia Symbian phones (video)
The latest reformation of Symbian has started to appear for compatible handsets -- and it's arrived a few days earlier than planned. MyNokiaBlog has already began the upgrade process on its N8, thro...
10:58 am EDT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Engadget RIM indulges in some 'myth busting' at BlackBerry DevCon Europe
Alec Saunders, VP of Developer Relations, just took the stage at RIM's DevCon gathering in Amsterdam to build up and promptly knock down a few "myths" about RIM's state of health. First up, he tackle...
10:30 am EDT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Engadget Sony PlayStation Vita charging accessories detailed in Japan
Sony's website now lists Japanese release dates and prices for two PS Vita power accessories that you're likely to need. The PCH-ZPC1 J portable charger is a 135g (4.8-ounce) unit that takes seven hou...
09:26 am EDT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Engadget Nokia accidentally reveals white Lumia 900
It looks like it. It seems plenty of you were enraptured by that hypnotic white Lumia 800 we paid a visit to yesterday, but in all the glossy fun, Nokia accidentally revealed the above press shot --...
07:47 am EDT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Engadget RIM wrecks its own devices, so you don't have to (video)
Bend, drown, drop and zap? No, that's not your mnemonic device for surviving a fire, it's actually RIM's protocol for destroying their own products. In a trio of behind-the-scenes videos released tod...
06:23 am EDT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Engadget Google Fiber rollout now ready to begin in both Kansas Cities
It reportedly suffered a slight delay due to some disagreement with local officials over just how its thousands of miles of wires would be hung, but Google announced today that it's finally ready to...
05:00 am EDT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Engadget Canon welcomes ELPH 530 HS 320 HS, SX260 HS and D20 to PowerShot lineup
In addition to the new additions to Canon's A-Series of digital cameras, the company is also giving more demanding consumers a similar outpouring of love with four additional shooters in the PowerSho...
05:00 am EDT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Engadget Canon unveils new PowerShot A-Series cameras, brings image stabilization to its entry-level
Thought Canon was done with the point-and-shoot updates after refreshing its ELPH lineup last month? Think again, as the company is updating its PowerShot A-Series shooters with six new models in a v...
04:01 am EDT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Engadget Nikon confirms 36.3 megapixel D800, we go hands-on
Thirty six megapixels. That's the native resolution of Nikon's long-awaited FX-format digital SLR. The D800 was designed with all professional photographers in mind, but with 36.3-megapixel captures ...
04:01 am EDT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Engadget Nikon confirms 36.3-megapixel D800, we go hands-on
Thirty-six megapixels. That's the native resolution of Nikon's long-awaited FX-format digital SLR. The D800 was designed with all professional photographers in mind, but with 36.3-megapixel captures ...
02:54 am EDT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Engadget Rdio Android app gets a refresh, adds ICS support and new design
Tune streaming service Rdio has just given its Android application a major makeover. Not only will the app experience the Ice Cream Sandwich treatment for the first time (happy, GNex owners?), but i...
01:48 am EDT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Engadget Rogers launches LTE Rocket USB dongle and mobile hotspot, revamps 4G pricing
Hold on to your campaign hats people, Rogers has some blazingly fast new LTE devices for your consideration: the AirCard 330U LTE Rocket and AirCard 763S LTE mobile hotspot. Both Sierra Wireless 4G c...
12:41 am EDT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Engadget Toshiba Satellite U840 goes official for Australia, still waiting on its US passport
While Toshiba's stateside reps had us convinced its 14-inch Ultrabook wouldn't see the light of day until sometime in June, that message of withholding apparently didn't make it Down Under. Outed by ...
11:36 pm EDT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Engadget Must See HDTV (February 6th - 12th)
The Super bowl is over, the ads have aired, and now we're trying to fill a football-sized hole in our TV schedules. Luckily there's a few new shows airing that may help us get through the winter, unl...
10:58 pm EDT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Engadget Redbox snatches up NCR's entertainment division, swallows Blockbuster Express business
If you thought Coinstar was through making industry rattling announcements today, you were wrong. After taking the wraps off its joint venture with Verizon, now the company has announced it'll be tak...
10:29 pm EDT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Engadget Nokia reveals polarizing secrets of ClearBlack display
Nokia's revealing the secrets behind ClearBlack: its display technology that, even under the brightest sunlight, renders black as black as blackest night during a dark spell. Wedged above the E7, Lu...
10:04 pm EDT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Engadget Arduino hack turns Space Invaders alarm into Gmail Notifier (video)
Glaswegian engineer Grant Gibson spied a Space Invaders alarm clock being flogged off cheap ($5) and decided it deserved hacking. When activated, the battery-powered unit scuttled left to right, old...
09:42 pm EDT - Mon, February 6, 2012
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...
09:26 pm EDT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Engadget NVIDIA's 2012 Kepler lineup revealed (possibly)
As usual, it seems like whenever a big chip company wants to keep those key details under wraps, someone leaves a spreadsheet lying in a bar. Of course, the following information could be the produc...
09:05 pm EDT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Engadget Nikon D800 slips out for an early bird preview, to be officially unveiled tomorrow?
We've seen Nikon's successor to the D700 slip out a few times this past winter, but this latest leak and its bevy of press images might just be the real deal. According to Brazilian site ZTOP, the co...
08:39 pm EDT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Engadget Intel SSD 520 review roundup: Intel reliability, SandForce speeds starting at $149
There's plenty of SSD options out there, but Intel's NAND drives are among the most well thought of, simply because they're so reliable. But, with the top speed of competing SSDs spiraling higher, In...
08:00 pm EDT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Engadget Sony Alpha NEX-7 mirrorless camera review
Remember the NEX-7? Ever since a days-long shooting session back in September, Sony's prized mirrorless cam has eluded us -- and the rest of the world. As you may recall, the flagship Alpha ILC was h...
07:48 pm EDT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Engadget Lenovo confirms ICS for ThinkPad Tablet, gives us more reason to look forward to spring
Love your ThinkPad Tablet, but hate staring at its somewhat outdated operating system? Great news! Your stylus-friendly slate will be getting a heaping helping of Ice Cream Sandwich come spring, acco...
07:37 pm EDT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Engadget Russian carrier gives $5,000 vacation to its most data hungry customer
Use more data, win more prizes. It may sound counterintuitive, but that's exactly what Russian operator MegaFon is offering to its subscribers, as part of a curious 3G promotion. It all began back i...
07:16 pm EDT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Engadget Adafruit's Circuit Playground app deciphers resistor codes, helps you remember Ohm's Law
If the names Phillip Torrone, Limor Fried and Collin Cunningham don't ring a bell then you probably need to hand over your geek badge. If, on the other hand, those names immediately make you sit up a...
06:54 pm EDT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Engadget Sprint shows you where and when it's disabling Nextel's iDEN legacy network
Clue's in the title, really. If you head on over to Sprint's website, you'll find a page explaining the forthcoming changes to the service for legacy iDEN customers. Nextel users can enter in their ...
06:33 pm EDT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Engadget Motorola wants 2.25 percent of Apple sales, in exchange for patent license
New details have emerged about the ongoing Apple-Motorola drama in Germany, courtesy of a court document uncovered by FOSS Patents. The two companies have been engaged in a patent battle of swelling...
06:09 pm EDT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Engadget NPD: iPhones recover market share in Q4 2011, but Android draws the first-timer crowds
According to the latest research from the NPD group, Apple has got its second wind in smartphone sales. In the same quarter that saw the iPhone 4S reinvent the wheel obey our every vocal whim, the tr...
05:48 pm EDT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Engadget Lillyhammer (or: 'Paulie in Norway') now streaming on Netflix
Lillyhammer, Netflix's first original series (shortly to be followed by the probably awful remake of House of Cards and Arrested Development Series 4) commenced streaming today. Little Steven (Van Z...
05:48 pm EDT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Engadget Lilyhammer (or: 'Silvio in Norway') now streaming on Netflix
Lilyhammer, Netflix's first original series (shortly to be followed by the probably awful remake of House of Cards and Arrested Development season four) commenced streaming today. Little Steven (Van...
05:21 pm EDT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Engadget Super Bowl 2012 Ad Roundup: Galaxy Note, Hulu Plus, Best Buy and more
By now, we've become accustomed to the circus of elite advertising that takes place during America's biggest game, and this year was no exception. Last night's Super Bowl made room for over 50 comme...
04:54 pm EDT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Engadget Sony patent sketches reveal Wii U-esque controller system, keeps it vague
While Nintendo is darn proud of its attempts to differentiate itself from other console manufacturers with its unusual hardware choices, it looks like Sony also had plenty of touchscreen-toting, TV-...
04:31 pm EDT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Engadget Rumor Mill: 7mm thick Galaxy SIII coming in May?
Korea's ETNews is betting its reputation upon this raft of rumored details concerning Samsung's Galaxy SIII. Since the only thing we know for certain is that it'll be announced "After MWC," lets take...
04:31 pm EDT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Engadget Rumor Mill: 7mm-thick Galaxy SIII coming in May?
Korea's ETNews is betting its reputation upon this raft of rumored details concerning Samsung's Galaxy SIII. Since the only thing we know for certain is that it'll be announced "After MWC," lets take...
04:31 pm EDT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Engadget Rumor Mill: 7mm-thick Galaxy S III coming in May?
Korea's ETNews is betting its reputation upon this raft of rumored details concerning Samsung's Galaxy S III. Since the only thing we know for certain is that it'll be announced "After MWC," lets tak...
04:01 pm EDT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win a Samsung Galaxy Nexus, courtesy of MHL!
We're well aware that you may be suffering from contest withdrawls, with our Holiday Blues-Buster far in our rear-view mirror. Fortunately we're bringing the opportunity to you in a big way, as the E...
03:32 pm EDT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Engadget HTC admits its bulky, quick-dying LTE phones kinda suck
After a long streak of skyrocketing earnings, HTC's climb towards the stars seems to have stalled. Q4 was not kind to the company and CFO Winston Yung thinks he knows the reason why. During the today...
03:00 pm EDT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Engadget Mad Catz Cyborg M.M.O. 7 gaming mouse hands-on
Mad Catz' Cyborg RAT series of adjustable computer mice has seen its fair share of minor revisions, and while wireless upgrades and whitewashed DPI tweaks have given consumers a hair of choice in tra...
02:40 pm EDT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 800 White hands-on
Today's been all about the white phones, and Nokia's new Lumia has forgone the matte finish that we saw on its near-identical twin, the white N9. Here, the unibody shell has an almost-enamel finish ...
02:39 pm EDT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Engadget Google's mysterious 'Solve for X' launching today? (video)
Google's X Lab is the search giant's top-secret facility even its own employees didn't know about. It's believed to be working on driverless cars, internet connected appliances and Majel: a Star Tre...
02:10 pm EDT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Engadget Verizon and Redbox team up to launch streaming and physical media service later this year
It once was a rumor but now it's real: Verizon and Redbox are joining forces on what is said to be the "best of both worlds" -- a service that will offer both physical media and streaming content for...
01:54 pm EDT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Engadget Sony announces firmware update for PS Vita, maps and video apps coming this week
Sony announced a pretty significant firmware update for the PlayStation Vita today, bringing mapping, video and added Mac support to its new console. Perhaps the most notable feature of the version ...
01:28 pm EDT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Engadget Cryoscope gadget simulates tomorrow's weather today (video)
This multi-layered device can't shower you with hail or tan your outdoor-deprived complexion, regrettably. What it can do though, is deliver a direct haptic sensation of how warm or cold it'll be tom...
12:44 pm EDT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Engadget Report: Google hires Apple exec to work on 'secret project'
Google appears to have scored another coup in its ongoing rivalry with Apple, having reportedly lured one of the company's senior directors to its Mountain View headquarters. Simon Prakash, pictured...
12:11 pm EDT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Engadget Nokia confirms white Lumia 800, shipping without pigment this month
Nokia does love teasing us with its albino-hued special editions, and so it did with the white Lumia 800 back in December. Now that phone is following the color-free road to retail later this month....
11:53 am EDT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Engadget Samsung confirms Galaxy Nexus White arriving in UK mid-February, misses the snow
Well, we thought it would already be here, but it looks like Samsung had other ideas. It's confirmed that the HSPA+ version of its premier Android 4.0 phone will be available across UK retailers...
11:25 am EDT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Engadget Crytek's Gface hits beta, wants you to stream your games, life
Facebook games just not doing it for you anymore? Than put on your gameface -- or log into it, rather. Gface is an upcoming social network, powered by Crytek, that seems to be gunning for OnLive (or ...
10:34 am EDT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Engadget 83-year old woman gets replacement 3D printed titanium jaw, makes her the coolest member of the bridge club
3D printers are continuing to force their way into medical applications and the latest beneficiary is an 83-year old woman. She's the first patient to receive a titanium jaw crafted by those not-so di...
09:33 am EDT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Engadget HTC's 2011 Q4: good summer, bad winter
HTC's big 2011 was limited to those warm summer months, when everyone wanted a smartphone for the beach. Now the accountants have confirmed HTC's initial statement: fourth quarter revenues were down...
09:15 am EDT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Engadget Director of Xbox Live policy and enforcement to leave Microsoft after 17 happy years
Stephen Toulouse, the man responsible for policing the not-so Wild West that we like to call Xbox Live is calling it a day. Announcing the news on his personal site, he told readers that the split w...
07:03 am EDT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Engadget iBooks Author gets new EULA, aims to clear writer's block
We've waxed lyrical about iBooks Author at the technological level, but a good self-publishing platform counts for nothing if authors are put off by its terms and conditions. A particular source of a...
04:42 am EDT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Engadget Server outage turns Harmony Link into a paperweight
The Cloud is great place right? It's all puppy dogs and ice cream, until it isn't. We'd suspect that's what Harmony Link users who ditched their old school remotes for an iOS device are thinking righ...
03:26 am EDT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Engadget How would you change the Motorola Droid RAZR?
Phones, phones, phones: the burden of autumnal launches for a raft of handsets is that it makes our post-mortem strand a little repetitive. This week's cellular telephone du-jour is Motorola's Droid...
01:30 am EDT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: electric taxis, paper robots and a cathedral of 55,000 LEDs
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 saw the light as we reported on sever...
12:19 am EDT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Engadget DASH promises stutter free streaming video over LTE, hopes you don't care about quality
We've all been there: fire up a clip from YouTube or a movie on Netflix and things start out great. But, then, after just a few moments, that LTE connection starts to give up the ghost and suddenly y...
11:00 pm EDT - Sun, February 5, 2012
Engadget Switched On: New World Recorder
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. When it comes to time-shifting television viewing, the conversation almost always comes back to premium streaming serv...
08:41 pm EDT - Sun, February 5, 2012
Engadget Olympus OM-D E-M5 shots orchestrally maneuvers out of the darkness
Would you look at that? According to PhotoRumors, that chunk of retro beauty is purportedly a full-on snap of Olympus' new OM-D Micro Four Thirds shooter (from an Amazon Japan listing that's since b...
07:17 pm EDT - Sun, February 5, 2012
Engadget Micron appoints Mark Durcan as new CEO
In the wake of last week's fatal plane crash that took the life of its CEO, Micron Technology has appointed a successor, Mark Durcan. The former CTO has been with the company since 1984, and has -- pe...
06:22 pm EDT - Sun, February 5, 2012
Engadget Corning looks to the future, mainly right through it (video)
Need to take the edge off those winter blues? Perhaps Corning's, somewhat saccharine, vision of our technological future will be just the soporific tonic. Unsurprisingly, the Gorilla Glass maker sees...
04:32 pm EDT - Sun, February 5, 2012
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of January 30, 2012
Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so m...
03:49 pm EDT - Sun, February 5, 2012
Engadget Sony PS Vita demo hardware drops in at US GameStop locations, lets you go hands-on
Live within the United State's borders? Fingers itching to spend some quality with Sony's latest portable gaming sensation before the First Edition Bundle lands on February 15th? Good news is here t...
03:49 pm EDT - Sun, February 5, 2012
Engadget Sony PS Vita demo hardware drops in at US GameStop locations, lets you go hands-on (update)
Live within the United State's borders? Fingers itching to spend some quality with Sony's latest portable gaming sensation before the First Edition Bundle lands on February 15th? Good news is here t...
02:10 pm EDT - Sun, February 5, 2012
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 124 - 02.05.2012
There are Samsung phones, there are Motorola phones. There are BlackBerry Phones, there are Nokia phones. But you know what really gets us excited? KDDI phones with ten keys and heart of Japanese Gol...
12:37 pm EDT - Sun, February 5, 2012
Engadget PlayStation Network moniker sacked, falls under Sony Entertainment Network umbrella on Feb. 7
Listen up, those of you with PlayStation Network IDs. Sony Computer Entertainment International has announced that, as of February 7th, the PSN will fold into its existing Sony Entertainment Network....
10:29 am EDT - Sun, February 5, 2012
Engadget Spark Linux tablet specs updated, going up for pre-order next week
We already got a brief introduction to the Spark Linux-based tablet, but details were a little sparse. Since then, a few more key bits of info have been added to its Q&A page, which might help sw...
07:45 am EDT - Sun, February 5, 2012
Engadget Vimeo app lands for Windows Phone, lets you upload your next student film over 3G
Hello there Mango fans, is YouTube just a little too lowbrow for you? Well, fret not, Vimeo is here to stream all the HD student shorts your little Microsoft-loving heart desires. The official app do...
05:34 am EDT - Sun, February 5, 2012
Engadget Windows Phone exec Brandon Watson leaves Microsoft, headed to Amazon
There's some more corporate reshuffling going on in the Windows Phone universe this week, now that Brandon Watson has confirmed his departure from Microsoft. Watson, who served as head of the WP Dev...
03:24 am EDT - Sun, February 5, 2012
Engadget Ask Engadget: Best sub-$100 cameralaptop bag?
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 Joseph (he's from Atlanta) who needs a came...
01:24 am EDT - Sun, February 5, 2012
Engadget Roland's iModela 3D milling machine: it's a crafty tool
3D printing. Sure, that's pretty neat, but there are other ways to make three dimensional objects at home. Roland's new iModela, for example, is an "affordable" ($899) digital hobby mill that can car...
11:15 pm EDT - Sat, February 4, 2012
Engadget Sony Ericsson hangs ten, launches Xperia Active Billabong Edition
Sony Ericsson is looking to start a bromance with the McTwist-loving, Double-Cork-landing, A-Frame-riding masses jonesing for a new Android device. The handset maker has announced a "global strategic...
09:21 pm EDT - Sat, February 4, 2012
Engadget Snow Leopard update wreaks havoc on Rosetta, luddite users contemplate running with Lion (update)
Normally updates are meant to better your OS, delivering necessary tweaks and performance improvements. But this latest batch out of Cupertino's managed to do just the opposite for users running the L...
07:33 pm EDT - Sat, February 4, 2012
Engadget Dashwire closes up shop, all your data to get flushed on February 15th
Ok, so chances are you probably haven't thought about Dashwire much in the last couple of years. Last time we covered the service was back in the halycon days of Windows Mobile 6.0, early on in the m...
07:33 pm EDT - Sat, February 4, 2012
Engadget Dashwire closes up shop, all your data to get flushed on February 15th (update: Windows Mobile devices only)
Ok, so chances are you probably haven't thought about Dashwire much in the last couple of years. Last time we covered the service was back in the halycon days of Windows Mobile 6.0, early on in the m...
06:02 pm EDT - Sat, February 4, 2012
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of January 30th, 2012
Not all mobile news is destined for the front page, but if you're like us and really want to know what's going on, then you've come to the right place. This week, we've spotted a leaked Android 4.0.4...
05:00 pm EDT - Sat, February 4, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Interview: the EFF's Mitch Stoltz talks the legality of jailbreaking
The work of a non-profit advocacy group is never done. It seems like just yesterday that the Electronic Frontier Foundation was waging a battle to put jailbreaking rights into the hands of consumers...
03:38 pm EDT - Sat, February 4, 2012
Engadget Martin Scorsese's 'Hugo' Blu-ray 3D set for release February 28th -- 3D haters beware
Considering that Hugo was a flick capable of earning 4 out of 4 stars from noted 3D hater Roger Ebert, it will be interesting to see how it's received upon its home release February 28th. Nominated f...
01:28 pm EDT - Sat, February 4, 2012
Engadget Fujitsu announces Stylistic Android tablet for taking care of business, working overtime
The BlackBerry PlayBook blues got you down? Fujitsu thinks you should consider riding the Android train to work. The company today announced the awkwardly named Stylistic M350/CA2 Android tablet, a s...
01:28 pm EDT - Sat, February 4, 2012
Engadget Fujitsu announces Stylistic Android tablet for taking care of business, working overtime (updated)
The BlackBerry PlayBook blues got you down? Fujitsu thinks you should consider riding the Android train to work. The company today announced the awkwardly named Stylistic M350/CA2 Android tablet, a s...
11:16 am EDT - Sat, February 4, 2012
Engadget Apple TV gets into video discovery, adds movie and TV show Genius Recommendations
Apple added a new wrinkle to its hobby overnight, as AppleInsider reports the Genius recommendation feature added in iTunes 8 now offers up suggestions for movies and TV shows. The new Apple TV featu...
08:43 am EDT - Sat, February 4, 2012
Engadget Nokia establishes stance on conflict minerals in formal policy
Recent weeks have seen a swell of interest in corporate responsibility, particularly with regard to technology manufacturing and supply chains. Last month, Apple CEO Tim Cook affirmed his company's ...
06:13 am EDT - Sat, February 4, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile confirms Full Monty subscribers are capped at 1Mbs, risqu plan becomes tame
Uh-oh. Looks like T-Mobile's Full Monty subscribers in the UK will be getting much less than they'd originally bargained for. T-Mo's British support unit recently confirmed that the carrier has cappe...
06:13 am EDT - Sat, February 4, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile confirms Full Monty subscribers are capped at 1Mbs, risqu plan becomes tame (updated: no speed caps)
Uh-oh. Looks like T-Mobile's Full Monty subscribers in the UK will be getting much less than they'd originally bargained for. T-Mo's British support unit recently confirmed that the carrier has cappe...
04:52 am EDT - Sat, February 4, 2012
Engadget Google TV 3.2 update enhances HLS video streaming support, Plex update takes advantage
The Google TV update that rolled out to Sony units earlier this week (no word on the Revue, yet) brought tweaks to Chrome and support for Blu-ray 3D playback on the player, but that's not all. The bu...
03:37 am EDT - Sat, February 4, 2012
Engadget Nike+ FuelBand's internals get splayed at the FCC
All of these wrist-mounted fitness gizmos are pretty nifty, but we always wonder how they get those rigid circuit boards into such an unsuitable form-factor. Well, thanks to those scalpel-happy boff...
02:44 am EDT - Sat, February 4, 2012
Engadget Netflix teams with eyeIO to lower bandwith use on movie night
Kicking up a fuss about Netflix hogging all your bandwidth? Perhaps the company's latest partnership could induce a rapid change of heart. The streaming service has paired up with eyeIO in hopes of ...
02:44 am EDT - Sat, February 4, 2012
Engadget Netflix teams with eyeIO to lower bandwidth use on movie night
Kicking up a fuss about Netflix hogging all your bandwidth? Perhaps the company's latest partnership could induce a rapid change of heart. The streaming service has paired up with eyeIO in hopes of ...
01:52 am EDT - Sat, February 4, 2012
Engadget Oops! Motorola sold refurbished Xooms without deleting previous owners' data
Usually, when passwords and personal information are exposed, it's because someone hacked a company's not-so-secure system. Motorola, however, managed to put people's info at risk without such malfea...
01:03 am EDT - Sat, February 4, 2012
Engadget ComScore: Android and iOS gallop ahead, US smartphone usage approaches 100 million
The latest report is in from ComScore, and as you might expect, the news is sunshine and roses for the crews at Google and Apple. Both companies platforms charted some worthwhile month-over-month gai...
12:18 am EDT - Sat, February 4, 2012
Engadget webOS Enyo 1.0 now available to all, just requires patch and patience
HP's Enyo framework is an essential ingredient for allowing new apps to work on webOS devices with different resolutions, but due to some sort of ethnocentric hiccup, v1.0 hasn't officially reached a...
11:44 pm EDT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Engadget AT&T seeks to impose conditions on Dish LTE network, FCC to settle wireless squabble
You know the saying, second place is the first loser? Well, it looks like AT&T, which recently saw its attempt to absorb T-Mobile thwarted, is living up to that adage by petitioning the FCC to imp...
11:21 pm EDT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Engadget WiFi Kindle Touch gets its passport, now available internationally
Ever since Amazon unveiled its cheap-as-chips Kindle Touch, the thing's been selling like mad here in the US. However, our friends on other continents haven't been able to enjoy swiping and tapping it...
11:00 pm EDT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Engadget FCC Fridays: February 3, 2012
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 po...
10:38 pm EDT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Engadget Xbox co-creator brings together Atari 'dream team' for mobile gaming startup
A new mobile gaming startup that's yet to release a single game isn't the sort of thing we'd normally cover 'round here, but the story behind Los Angeles-based Innovative Leisure is anything but ordi...
10:16 pm EDT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Engadget Galaxy Nexus and other CDMA devices removed from Google Support pages
Some of you may have noticed that the Verizon version of the Galaxy Nexus is no longer listed as a supported, official developer device by Google. Despite rumors to the contrary, it doesn't appear th...
10:01 pm EDT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Engadget Verizon's ZTE Jetpack flies through FCC, arrival time still unknown
Do you wish you had your own personal Jetpack? Well, you may not have to wait much longer for ZTE's version -- the EuFi I890, announced at CES last month -- to come out, if its entry into the record...
09:39 pm EDT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Engadget All PlayBooks go to heaven: Telus leak points to end-of-life status
This is the end, dear PlayBook-admiring friends. That is to say, it's the end-of-life for RIM's first unsuccessful stab at tablet computing. Unsurprisingly, the marketing blitzkrieg that saw J.Lo and...
09:18 pm EDT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Engadget Steve Appleton, CEO of Micron, dies in plane crash at 51
Sad news to report this Friday. Steve Appleton, the CEO and Chairman of Micron, died this morning in an airplane crash shortly after takeoff from the Boise, Idaho airport. He was the only one aboard,...
09:00 pm EDT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Engadget Listen to the Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 5PM ET!
Myriam Joire, Brad Molen, Joseph Volpe and Dante Cesa are all armed with mics this week, and they're ready to use and abuse them. While the podcast could go any direction, we promise one thing: we w...
08:37 pm EDT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Engadget Airport Utility 6.0 flies right into the iCloud, leaves old AirPorts behind
The latest version of Apple's Airport Utility software has arrived, alongside those iCloud-supporting firmware updates for the company's network hardware, including the AirPort Extreme, the AirPort E...
08:16 pm EDT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Engadget Yahoo unveils app search page for Android and iOS, because we need it
Yahoo may be sliding down the search engine totem pole, but the company is doing its best to climb back up, with a new space dedicated to apps. This week, Yahoo added a new "Apps" tab to its search ...
07:53 pm EDT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Engadget HP feels the heat, recalls 1040 and 1050 fax machines
Hey, office workers -- listen up. You know that cheap, god-forsaken fax machine that you've come to loathe something fierce? Well, if it's an HP unit, go ahead and peep the model number on the front ...
07:28 pm EDT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Engadget ADZero bamboo smartphone prototypes hands-on (video)
We were so beguiled by AD's bamboo-bound smartphone that we had to track down the designer to get some hands-on time with these work-in-progress prototypes. We met up with Kieron-Scott Woodhouse (pu...
07:02 pm EDT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Engadget Canalys: More smartphones than PCs shipped in 2011
2011: the year Smartphones supplanted computers, at least according to the bundle of spreadsheets that just arrived from Canalys Research. Vendors shipped (shipped, not sold) 488 million of the devi...
06:37 pm EDT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Engadget New super-Earth detected, 'best candidate' for supporting life
A new potentially life-bearing "super-Earth" has been discovered orbiting a relatively nearby star. Described as the "best candidate" for supporting liquid water -- and therefore life -- the planet (...
06:12 pm EDT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Engadget Creative pumps out $99 HN-900 noise-canceling headphones
Fact: not everyone's willing to pay a premium to enhance their personal listening experience. Fortunately for those of you who like noise cancellation and a flush bank account, Creative's just taken...
05:46 pm EDT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Engadget Nokia Hello: breaks down borders, gets the drinks in
Ever wanted to order a tea and coffee, but found language to be a barrier? Then say bonjour, to Nokia Hello. Making creative use of NFC, Nokia Hello users can touch phones to exchange greetings, plea...
05:22 pm EDT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Engadget Dropbox offers up to 5GB of free space to anyone willing to go beta
Here's some good news for all you Dropboxers out there: the company is offering a bundle of free storage space to anyone who tries the beta version of its new Experimental software. It's really quit...
04:57 pm EDT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Engadget Rhapsody music streaming lands on Android tablets with 'magazine-style' app
If you use Rhapsody to satisfy your $10-per-month musical appetite, then here's another way to digest. The service can now be accessed through an app tailored to Android slates, featuring music disc...
04:30 pm EDT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Engadget Distro Issue 26: Smartwatch face-off, Ryan Block and more
Are you ready for a showdown? You're in luck! In the latest edition of our fine weekly, Myriam Joire tackles wrist-top computing, comparing the inPulse and WIMM One smartwatches. Also in this issue, ...
04:00 pm EDT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Engadget Taking next-gen augmented reality for an ARM-powered walk around the block
We know what you're thinking, because we initially thought it too, but this isn't your average AR. With the help of chip designer ARM, a number of developers are building a new type of augmented real...
03:30 pm EDT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Engadget Engadget Podcast 279 - 02.03.2012
If a Nintendo Slide Pad slides into a garbage can in the Forest of Illusion, but no gamers are around to take a low-res 3D video of it, does it make a sound? Who would win in a timed Farmville match,...
02:57 pm EDT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Engadget Jawbone Big Jambox packs on the pounds, rears its fat head at the FCC
Despite occupying a questionable space on the scale of must-have audio goods, Jawbone's little Bluetooth speaker that could managed to win us over with its ample range. Now, that stylish peripheral i...
02:21 pm EDT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Engadget Megaupload co-founder's bail appeal rejected
While users housing content on the troubled Megaupload site were given a two-week reprieve, one of its co-founders is having less luck. Kim Dotcom has lost his appeal for bail, with prosecutors feari...
01:48 pm EDT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Engadget Corning and Samsung ink new joint venture, plot Lotus Glass future for OLED devices
Anyone keeping a close eye on the mobile market knows that Samsung and Super AMOLED, much like peanut butter and jelly, are inextricable bosom buddies. So, this recent tech marriage between the Korean...
01:08 pm EDT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S Advance snapped in the wild, pricing in tow
Sure, we've read the specs and we've seen the press shots, but we didn't expect to get up close and personal with Samsung's Galaxy S Advance (GT-I9070) until Mobile World Congress later this month. F...
12:46 pm EDT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Engadget EU regulators ask Google to 'pause' its privacy changes, need more time to investigate
Google has gone to great lengths to clarify its revamped privacy policy, but a regulatory body in the European Union thinks the company is moving a little too fast. Today, European regulators formal...
12:15 pm EDT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Engadget Develop an Android app, get a free Blackberry PlayBook
Still wary of dropping $200 on a BlackBerry Playbook? How does "free" sound? That's what RIM is offering to Android developers today, as part of an overt attempt to spur interest in its App World pl...
11:32 am EDT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Engadget Hiroshi Ishiguro's android mannequin creeps out Japanese shoppers (video)
If you didn't think mannequins were creepy enough already, maybe this will change your mind. In an attempt to lure shoppers, Japanese department store Takashimiya installed an eerily lifelike interac...
10:54 am EDT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Engadget Panasonic 2012 Q3: $9 billion loss, Sanyo writedowns, restructuring
Panasonic's released its 2012 quarterly report (its financial year runs from summer to summer) and concedes it's been as bad for them as it was for Sony and Sharp. It's blaming the Japanese Earthquak...
10:51 am EDT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Engadget Apple broadens Australian patent lawsuit with 278 claims against Samsung
Its legal fortunes may be souring in Germany today, but that hasn't stopped Apple from launching an all-out assault in Australia, where the company has just ramped up its ongoing patent battle again...
10:13 am EDT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Engadget HTC acknowledges long-running WiFi security flaw, says it deliberately kept it quiet
As far back as September, security researchers discovered a "critical" bug in many HTC Android handsets that exposed users' WiFi credentials to any hacker who cared to look. The flaw affected recent ...
10:13 am EDT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Engadget HTC acknowledges long-running WiFi security flaw, says it kept it quiet to prevent exploits
As far back as September, security researchers discovered a "critical" bug in many HTC Android handsets that exposed users' WiFi credentials to any hacker who cared to look. The flaw affected recent ...
09:11 am EDT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Engadget Motorola wins permanent injunction against Apple's iCloud in German court
There's another legal brouhaha brewing in Germany, where Motorola today won an injunction against Apple's iCloud. In a decision handed down from the infamous Mannheim Regional Court this morning, Jud...
09:11 am EDT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Engadget Motorola wins permanent injunction against Apple's iCloud in German court (update: products pulled)
There's another legal brouhaha brewing in Germany, where Motorola today won an injunction against Apple's iCloud. In a decision handed down from the infamous Mannheim Regional Court this morning, Jud...
09:11 am EDT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Engadget Motorola wins permanent injunction against Apple's iCloud in German court (update: ban lifted)
There's another legal brouhaha brewing in Germany, where Motorola today won an injunction against Apple's iCloud. In a decision handed down from the infamous Mannheim Regional Court this morning, Jud...
08:52 am EDT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Engadget Self-aware headphones switch channels depending on which ear they're in (video)
Life is fraught: social interaction, inflation and fashion all conspire to ruin your day. Even the simple act of firing up your PMP can send you to the floor in tears if you discover your earbuds ar...
08:15 am EDT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Engadget Nikon posts Q3 2011 earnings, sees significant losses due to Thailand floods
Nikon posted its Q3 earnings report this morning, and there isn't a whole lot to smile about. The cameramaker had to swallow an extraordinary ¥10.9 billion loss last quarter (approximately $143....
06:43 am EDT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Engadget Avid Studio rolls onto iPad, treads on iMovie's toes (video)
There may be a number of options for budding iPad Scorseses, now you can add Avid's "Studio" to that list. Conveniently launching at the same price as iMovie, Avid's intention to woo Apple's users is...
04:58 am EDT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Engadget Tucows launches Ting, a contract-free mobile service on Sprint's network
Harken back to the days of Windows 95, and you may remember downloading a few shareware titles to your Compaq or Packard Bell courtesy of Tucows and its network of mirror sites. While the company is ...
04:18 am EDT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Engadget New LED flash controller promises to give floodlight brightness at cell phone size
Still looking forward to a world where cell phone cameras don't suck? So is STMicroelectronics, and it hopes to hurry along a photogenic future with the help of a new supercapacitor-powered integrate...
03:04 am EDT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Engadget ConnecTV social companion beta launches for iPad, PC and Mac (hands-on)
The old guard's attempt at a social TV companion just got real with the launch of ConnecTV in open beta for iPad, PC and Mac -- smartphones and Android tablet versions are coming soon. The idea is yo...
02:00 am EDT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Engadget Compal Trinity ODM reference design eyes-on
Here at its AMD's Financial Analyst day, the company had a little demo area which is where we spotted this little number -- an ODM reference unit from Compal stuffed with the company's upcoming Trin...
01:30 am EDT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Engadget AT&T connected Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S get Android Market Google Wallet installs
So far, Google Wallet has its official US availability on NFC-compatible handsets limited by unfriendly carriers with their own mobile payment services in mind, but it appears that is no longer the c...
12:54 am EDT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Engadget Skype rolls out update for Windows with full HD video calling, group screen sharing
Skype rolled out its version 5.8 software update for Windows users today, and it brings with it a couple of fairly notable features. That includes full HD video calling (provided you have a suitable...
12:02 am EDT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 900 up for pre-order at Microsoft Store, $25 down puts you in line
By now, you're well aware of the Lumia 900, the LTE-wielding Windows Phone that's set to do battle with the Titan II on AT&T. While we're still looking to a March arrival, if you happen to live c...
11:13 pm EDT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Engadget SpaceX test-fires its 'super' rocket engines (video)
Spaceflight start-up, SpaceX, has been demonstrating the potency of its SuperDraco rockets, testing at its own facility over in Texas. The rockets will help land its Dragon spacecraft -- as demonstr...
10:29 pm EDT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Engadget AU Optronics, Idemitsu Kosan announce 'strategic alliance' on OLED development
The OLED-infused future is fast approaching in Taiwan, where AU Optronics today announced a "strategic alliance" with Japanese firm Idemitsu Kosan. According to AUO, the partnership will see both co...
09:51 pm EDT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Engadget Huawei's MediaPad joins AT&T's '4G' army, pauses to rethink possible
Ready to rethink possible, tablet-style? AT&T announced today that it'll be getting its 4G (well, HSPA+, that is) paws on Huawei's MediaPad, roughly half a year after the Android tablet made...
09:30 pm EDT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live tonight at 5PM!
Tim and Brian are back, live in studio, and this time out, there'll be some Josh Fruhlinger. Feeling left out? Don't despair -- you can join along in the chat after the break.Continue reading The En...
09:16 pm EDT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Engadget VeriSign revealed to have suffered repeated security breaches in 2010
It took some digging through more than 2,000 pages of SEC documents, but Reuters revealed today that VeriSign was attacked "repeatedly" by hackers in 2010, and that some undisclosed information was st...
09:00 pm EDT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Engadget IRL: Voltaic Spark, LG Optimus One and the Galaxy Nexus
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. Want to rea...
08:44 pm EDT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Engadget AMD's new plan: focus on tablets, cloud computing and developing markets
Chipzilla has long been atop the PC chip manufacturing mountain, with AMD running a rather distant second. That's why AMD's new top man, Rory Read, plans to move the company in a more mobile directio...
08:30 pm EDT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Engadget Google's 'Bouncer' service scans the Android Market for malware, will judge you at the door
Google has had its fair share of malware-related problems in the Android Market, but that's hopefully about to change, now that the company has announced a new security-enhancing service. Codenamed "...
08:30 pm EDT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Engadget BLU Studio 5.3 and Touch Book 7.0 hands-on
You know handset vendors like Samsung, LG, HTC and Motorola. You've probably even heard that manufacturers such as Pantech, Sharp and Acer produce phones as well. But have you ever heard of BLU? If ...
08:16 pm EDT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Engadget Windows Phone 8 detailed: dual cores, Skype Integration and NFC are a go
If you thought Mango was the bee's knees, just wait till you get a hold of Apollo. No, seriously, keep waiting 'cause we have no idea when that will happen. While we still can't say when Windows Phon...
07:54 pm EDT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Engadget AMD reveals its 2012-2013 roadmap, promises 28nm chips across the board by 2013
Ready for a bevy of more exotic-sounding codenames from AMD? Well, have a seat, as the maker of everyone's favorite APUs just revealed its roadmap extending through 2013. And folks, it's quite t...
07:32 pm EDT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Engadget ASUS 'TF300T' slate makes an appearance, could be the next Transformer?
While ASUS is still trying to get a firm grip on its latest Transformer, a purported next-gen member of its Eee Pad family is now happily circulating the web. Taiwanese site NCCC claims to have come...
07:00 pm EDT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Engadget Nintendo Slide Pad for 3DS review
First impressions stay with you. Take our first look at the Nintendo 3DS, for example. Our first thought? "Hey, where's the second analog stick?" Given all the gaming genres that benefit from it, it'...
06:39 pm EDT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Engadget Passware claims FireVault 2 can be cracked in under an hour, sells you the software to prove it
Lunch hours may never feel safe again. That is, if you have a Mac running Lion / FireVault 2, like leaving your computer around, or have unscrupulous colleagues. Data recovery firm Passware claims it...
06:39 pm EDT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Engadget Passware claims FileVault 2 can be cracked in under an hour, sells you the software to prove it
Lunch hours may never feel safe again. That is, if you have a Mac running Lion / FileVault 2, like leaving your computer around, or have unscrupulous colleagues. Data recovery firm Passware claims it...
06:16 pm EDT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Engadget HTC Sensation puts on a white coat to match its Ice Cream Sandwich innards
You may have already moved on to more Amaze-ing HTC phones, but there's nothing like a new coat of paint to rekindle consumer interest in its older, less Sensational offerings. And so, the handset th...
06:16 pm EDT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Engadget HTC Sensation puts on a white coat to match its Ice Cream Sandwich innards (updated)
You may have already moved on to more Amaze-ing HTC phones, but there's nothing like a new coat of paint to rekindle consumer interest in its older, less Sensational offerings. And so, the handset th...
05:54 pm EDT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Engadget Kenko Tokina 400mm lens for Micro Four Thirds and Sony NEX hits Japan tomorrow
Looking for a zoom booster to flesh out your NEX or MFT kit? Then take a highly magnified gander at Kenko Tokina's 400mm f/8 mirror lens, which now comes with both E- and T-mounts to complement the m...
05:31 pm EDT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Engadget ADzero Bamboo cellphone's aiming for the giant Panda market (video)
This is the ADzero, a smartphone with a four-year old, organically grown bamboo unibody shell. It was designed by British student Kieron-Scott Woodhouse, a final-year product design student at Middl...
05:00 pm EDT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Engadget Vote for the 2011 Engadget Awards!
With the nomination stage now complete, it's time for the real fun to begin -- let's get to voting! We've gathered your recommendations, adding the tops picks from each category in the 15 polls you'l...
04:38 pm EDT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Engadget NASA films dark side of the moon, finds no evidence of Brain Damage (video)
Take a moment to Breathe, because this one's kind of heady. NASA has just published a new video of the Dark Side of the Moon and, contrary to popular belief, it's not really all that dark. (We'd pro...
04:15 pm EDT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Engadget ZTE Optik tablet hits Sprint for $100 on February 5th, hopes EVDO is good enough
Sprint has officially taken the wraps off the ZTE Optik and, as expected, the 7-inch tablet will be landing for a measely $100 on contract. Of course, to hit that price point you'll have to make some...
03:53 pm EDT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Engadget Squid is a shirt that keeps an exercise journal so you don't have to
Wearable fitness trackers are everywhere these days. Everyone has a GPS watch, companies like Jawbone have turned to slightly stranger form factors, while AT&T and Under Armour are putting sensor...
03:27 pm EDT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Engadget Is this the Samsung Galaxy S II Plus? Leaked benchmarks suggest new 1.5GHz dual-core Exynos processor
Pinch of salt time. As mobile manufacturers polish up those final test models ready for us to pore over in just a few weeks, someone's possibly jumped the gun. What you're looking at here are appare...
03:27 pm EDT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Engadget Is this the Samsung Galaxy S II Plus? Leaked benchmarks suggest new 1.5GHz dual-core Exynos processor (update: picture!)
Pinch of salt time. As mobile manufacturers polish up those final test models ready for us to pore over in just a few weeks, someone's possibly jumped the gun. What you're looking at here are appare...
03:01 pm EDT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Engadget Qualcomm chips complete first successful VoIP-over-LTE to WCDMA handoff
For now, voice over LTE is but an idea -- one with unrealized potential, as Verizon, AT&T and Metro PCS all still rely on their 3G networks for voice duty. Qualcomm has edged us one step closer t...
02:39 pm EDT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Engadget Latest Kaleidescape tentative judgement could mean the end of untethered disc servers
The thing about the American civil court system is you can almost never stop looking over your shoulder, even when you thought you won. Things get appealed and what was a favorable ruling can become y...
02:11 pm EDT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Engadget Seagate expects flood-related hard drive shortages to continue
Seagate took some time out from its busy earnings reporting schedule to address supply concerns stemming from the recent devastating floods in Thailand. The storage manufacturer announced that hard d...
01:46 pm EDT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Engadget IDC: Nokia, Samsung, Apple are the new top 3 handset makers
The latest figures are in from IDC: the top three global smartphone makers are Nokia, Samsung and Apple, in that order. Drilling down into the figures finds some surprises: Cupertino's third-place wi...
01:17 pm EDT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Engadget Pentax confirms the rumors, mirrorless K-01 coming March 2012 (video)
We heard it was coming, and confirmation arrivies today of Pentax's latest model. the K-01. The manufacturer is cheer-leading the fact that it uses the world's thinnest interchangeable lens for lens...
12:59 pm EDT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Engadget Peek killing off US email and Twitter devices after 'lifelong service'
There's an old saying that eternal love lasts for two years. Apparently, that also applies to Peek's bare bones email and Twitter devices, which launched in 2008 and 2009 respectively. We've received...
12:59 pm EDT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Engadget Peek killing off US email and Twitter devices after 'lifelong service' (update: handsets available for hackers)
There's an old saying that eternal love lasts for two years. Apparently, that also applies to Peek's bare bones email and Twitter devices, which launched in 2008 and 2009 respectively. We've received...
12:05 pm EDT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Engadget NASA debuts two new educational games for iOS, Facebook
NASA is no stranger to apps, but the space agency is branching out further into some new territory with its two latest offerings: a pair of educational games. The first is Sector 33, an air traffic c...
10:54 am EDT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Engadget Fujifilm X-Pro1 shows up on Amazon, price in tow
Oh Amazon, why must you tease us so? Not content on leaking the Fujifilm X-Pro1's lenses before the mirrorless ILC was even announced at CES, the retailer just revealed the camera's price. It appear...
10:54 am EDT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Engadget Fujifilm X-Pro1 shows up on Amazon, $1700 price confirmed
Oh Amazon, why must you tease us so? Not content on leaking the Fujifilm X-Pro1's lenses before the mirrorless ILC was even announced at CES, the retailer just confirmed the camera's price. It appea...
10:54 am EDT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Engadget Fujifilm X-Pro1 shows up on Amazon, confirms $1700 price
Oh Amazon, why must you tease us so? Not content on leaking the Fujifilm X-Pro1's lenses before the mirrorless ILC was even announced at CES, the retailer just confirmed the camera's price. It appea...
10:54 am EDT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Engadget Fujifilm X-Pro1 shows up on Amazon, confirms $1700 price (update)
Oh Amazon, why must you tease us so? Not content on leaking the Fujifilm X-Pro1's lenses before the mirrorless ILC was even announced at CES, the retailer just confirmed the camera's price. It appea...
09:56 am EDT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Engadget RIM launches BlackBerry 'Be Bold' ad campaign, superheroes nowhere to be seen (video)
To many's disappointment, superheroes weren't exactly on RIM's list to be the face of its latest advertising crusade. Simply dubbed "Be Bold," the ad campaign focuses boldly on the famed BlackBerry ...
08:54 am EDT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Engadget PSA: PlayStation Network goes down (again) from 9AM ET, but it's for maintenance (again)
There's presumably still some kinks left to be resolved, as Sony's PSN is once more scheduled to snooze from 9AM EST through 3AM. Longer than last month's efforts, it'll affect the PlayStation Store...
07:49 am EDT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Engadget 3DS adds to its European WiFi arsenal, gains over 5,000 free hotspots
Like any new console, the 3DS has had its share of growing pains. But the awkward acne of its first year has mostly been smoothed over, giving way to an attractive price, a library of compelling cont...
06:04 am EDT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Engadget Sony's Q3 earnings are in: wider than expected full year loss, lowered sales projections
Sony already revealed Kazuo Hirai will take over for Howard Stringer as CEO and President April 1st last night, and with the big shocker out of the way it's time for the fiscal Q3 reports. After post...
05:22 am EDT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Engadget French court fines Google France 500,000 Euros for gratis Maps
A Parisian commercial court has upheld a lower court's ruling against Google France, ordering the company to pay a fine of €500,000 for giving away its maps services. The plaintiff, Bottin Carto...
04:34 am EDT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Engadget EasySignMobile enters the Facebook fray for iPhone and iPad
Need to sign a contract, like, now? There's an app for that. Several actually, but the folks who create EasySignMobile have gone and made their service a bit more accessible to the unwashed masses wi...
03:46 am EDT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Engadget The Xappr, because your smartphone doesn't look enough like a gun
You love your smartphone -- and who can blame you, really? There's seemingly no limit to what it can do. But ask yourself this: does it look enough like a gun? The answer is almost certainly a big, f...
03:05 am EDT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Engadget Pentax K-01 leaks, wants to be your retro-looking mirrorless friend
Above is a purported leak of Pentax's upcoming K-01 -- a retro-inspired mirrorless camera which is apparently set for reveal soon. Divulged in a bevy of official-looking shots on Pentax Forums, the d...
02:44 am EDT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Engadget JVC's NX-BX3 is an iPod dock that you can put things on top of
The next time you buy an iPod dock, ask yourself this important question: can I put a lamp on it? If not, what's the point, really? While we're sure that's not the main selling point with JVC's NX-BX...
01:59 am EDT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Engadget Vizio reveals $3,499 price for its 58-inch ultrawidescreen HDTV
We were told at CES last month to expect Vizio's ultrawidescreen LCDs would hit the market sooner rather than later, now we know how it will fit into our budgets, even if we're not sure how the aspec...
01:22 am EDT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Engadget Seagate GoFlex Thunderbolt Adapter now shipping, snag one for $100
Keeping its Q1 delivery promise, Seagate is now shipping its GoFlex Thunderbolt Adapter for portable drives of the same moniker. We got our mits on this bad boy back at CES, witnessing first-hand th...
12:22 am EDT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Engadget Kyocera DuraPlus: a Sprint phone so masculine it'll kick your face in for misdialing
Sprint's announced that it'll carry the Kyocera DuraPlus -- a rugged cellphone that recalls a lifetime of tedious internet memes. It's certified to "Military Standard 810G," for its resistance to dust...
11:46 pm EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget Comcast's Internet Essentials program expanding as digital literacy project soars
If everyone needs the internet, then poor kids need it more -- since so much learning material is dependent on technology. Comcast teamed up with the FCC to produce Internet Essentials: a $10 a month...
11:08 pm EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget Supposed next-gen iPod Nano with camera leaks again, clip back in tow
If you'll recall, it was April of last year when we reported on pictures from Apple.pro, which claimed to show a seventh-generation iPod Nano chassis with room for a camera. Not long after, the site...
10:43 pm EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget Zuckerberg outlines idealistic Facebook mission in IPO filing
IPO filings aren't just a great way to raise money, they're also a perfect place for young CEOs and idealistic internet companies to grandstand and proclaim their altruistic motives. Whether or not y...
10:33 pm EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget Shocker: PS Vita downloads cheaper than boxed games
Digital copies of games that you download bypass the time-and-money-consuming manufacturing, logistics and retail processes. It's only natural that we as consumers expect some of that saving to be p...
09:55 pm EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget Qualcomm announces Q1 earnings: revenues up 40%, $1.4 billion in profit
The mobile revolution has been good to Qualcomm. Its Q4 2011 earnings were impressive enough, but the company is kicking off 2012 with even more staggering numbers. The Snapdragon creator pulled in $...
09:52 pm EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget Facebook IPO commences, Winklevii should have waited a bit longer
The rumor, speculation and awkward Winklevii jokes can end (at least for now) as Facebook has commenced its initial public offering. Developing...Facebook IPO commences, Winklevii should have waite...
09:52 pm EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget Facebook files $5 billion IPO, values the company at nearly $100 billion
The rumor, speculation and awkward Winklevii jokes can end (at least for now) as Facebook has officially filed for its public offering. Underwritten by Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs amongst other...
09:50 pm EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget Qualcomm announces Q1 earnings: revenues up 40%, $1.4 billion in profit
The mobile revolution has been good to Qualcomm. Its Q4 2011 earnings were impressive enough, but the company is kicking off 2012 with even more staggering numbers. The Snapdragon creator pulled in $...
09:40 pm EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget Mac OS X 10.7.3 hits Software Update, ready to plug bugs on your Wednesday
How about a 700+ megabyte download to spice up your Wednesday? Apple's just unleashed an update to Lion, bumping its feline all the way up 10.7.3. Those braving the rather portly update can loo...
09:33 pm EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget Google Docs for Android updates: adds offline support, better tablet experience
Google clearly didn't want to blow everyone's mind right away with its Google Docs app for Android. That's why it's been slowly rolling out the updates, incrementally adding features and turning what...
09:00 pm EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget LG Spectrum review
Let's just get this out of the way, shall we? If the LG Spectrum looks familiar, you're not imagining things. It may have been a highlight at the company's CES press event last month, but the handset...
08:43 pm EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget Hawaii's online tracking law is all but dead, lead sponsor confirms
The Hawaii state legislature has apparently pulled an about face on a proposed internet tracking bill, amid swelling concerns from civil libertarians and internet service providers alike. First introd...
08:19 pm EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget Sony Google TV gets update this week, brings speedier Chrome and 3D Blu-ray support
If a simple tweet by the Google TV squad is to be believed, those of you who own Sony-branded hardware should be receiving an update within the next few days. In a scant 140-characters, Big G promis...
08:00 pm EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget How-To: Set up a home file server using FreeNAS
Ask Engadget: What's the best budget NAS? Kingston Wi-Drive for iOS hits stores today, lets you create your own portable music server for $130 Tilera sees sense in the server wars, puts just ...
07:41 pm EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget BlackBerry 7 devices get American, Canadian Government approval
The Governments of the USA and Canada have announced that BlackBerry 7 (and 7.1) smartphones are suitable for official use. The units have been granted FIPS 140-2 certification, demonstrating a suit...
07:23 pm EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget PowerDVD 12 brings syncing and transcoding for mobile devices
It's been less than a year since CyberLink revealed PowerDVD 11 and now along comes PowerDVD 12. Among the new features in 12 is the ability to sync media -- we can only assume this excludes protected...
07:00 pm EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget German court denies Apple request for preliminary ban on Galaxy Tab 10.1N and Galaxy Nexus sales
You win some, and you lose some, right, Apple? Hot on the heels of its latest victory in Dusseldorf keeping the Galaxy Tab 10.1 out of Deutschland, Apple was denied similar satisfaction in Munich toda...
06:38 pm EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget Google Wave inches toward the grave, becomes read-only
Google won't shutter Wave entirely until April 30th, but the once clamored-for service is now seeing restrictions imposed upon it, as it prepares for its eventual rendezvous with the grim reaper. It'...
06:17 pm EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget Upgraded DirecTiVos from WeaKnees are on deck
The only thing better than finally receiving the DVR you've waiting five years for is receiving one with four times the capacity as your provider wanted to give you. That is exactly what WeaKnees has...
05:55 pm EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget Acrobatic quadrocopters hunt in packs, seduce you into submission (video)
We've kept a pretty stern eye on the development of GRASP Lab's quadrocopters, and with good reason it seems, now that the four-bladed aerial ninjas have even more alarming abilities at their dispos...
05:33 pm EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget US Cellular intros first LTE devices: the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G and Galaxy S Aviator 4G
US Cellular's had its LTE network in the oven for quite some time, and we knew it was going to be showing up sometime next month. The missing part of the equation, however, was which devices would r...
05:25 pm EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget Mushroom Networks ThirdEye makes surveillance mobile, peeping on perps goes wireless
Wires are messy -- especially, if you're running lines for (homeland) security. But for those sectors specifically concerned with keeping tabs on potential miscreants, Mushroom Networks' ThirdEye is ...
05:03 pm EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget Gundam Statue rebuilt to guard eponymous museum
Let's be honest, the saga of the giant RX-78-2 couldn't have ended with the 59-foot replica mecha lying scattered in pieces. On April 19th, Bandai's opening a theme park dedicated to the world's grea...
04:39 pm EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget Nikon 1 future plans revealed: 4k video, brighter lenses, picture effects
Tetsuya Yamamoto, Nikon's head of development was at CES talking up the future plans of the company's 1 system cameras after strong holiday sales. The 10.1 megapixel sensor inside the 1 body is suff...
04:16 pm EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S Advance arriving on Three Mobile, gave no warning
Intrigued by the Galaxy S Advance's more-than-middleweight specifications revealed yesterday? Well, if you're residing in the UK, you can expect to see the curved smartphone arrive on the Three netw...
03:53 pm EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget ITC judge throws out Barnes and Noble's patent defense against Microsoft
Microsoft's patent dispute with Barnes and Noble is likely far from over, but the spat saw some movement today, when a judge at the International Trade Commission rejected the bookseller's patent mi...
03:29 pm EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget Microsoft Kinect for Windows version 1.0 available today
Today is the day fine folks -- Kinect for Windows is here. The official, and commercial, version 1.0 of the SDK just hit the interwebs for a price of $250, or $150 for qualified educational customers...
03:07 pm EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget ZionEyez becomes Zeyez, wants you to know it's still watching
When ZionEyez launched its Kickstarter campaign this summer, the company promised a "Winter 2011" ship timeframe for its Eyez video recording glasses. And when that deadline came and went, many backe...
02:44 pm EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget Redbox refuses to push Warner movie delay to 56 days, will rent flicks as they go on sale
Two years after bending to Warner's demands and delaying its kiosk rentals 28 days in exchange for lower acquisition costs and a steady supply of Blu-ray discs, Redbox announced the agreement has exp...
02:28 pm EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget Nikon Coolpix P310 hands-on preview (video)
Of all the new Nikons announced today, the P310 is likely to be one of the most popular. Its 4.2x (24-100mm) focal length may not deliver the big bad zoom of the P510, and it can't do RAW like the P7...
02:28 pm EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget Nikon Coolpix P310 hands-on (video)
Of all the new Nikons announced today, the P310 is likely to be one of the most popular. Its 4.2x (24-100mm) focal length may not deliver the big bad zoom of the P510, and it can't do RAW like the P7...
02:08 pm EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget Nikon Coolpix P510 arrives in London, we get a preview hands-on (video)
You may have heard that Nikon's revealed a few -- well, a lot of -- new cameras this week. Fortunately it wasn't long until we were able to get to grips with some of the more interesting models. Unfo...
02:08 pm EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget Nikon Coolpix P510 arrives in London, we go hands-on (video)
You may have heard that Nikon's revealed a few -- well, a lot of -- new cameras this week. Fortunately it wasn't long until we were able to get to grips with some of the more interesting models. Unfo...
01:39 pm EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget Barnes & Noble to pull Amazon Publishing titles from shelves over exclusivity concerns
Barnes & Noble bans aren't just for superheroes anymore. The bookseller let it be known this week that it will be pulling Amazon Publishing titles from the shelves of its 700-odd retail locations...
01:11 pm EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget Pirate Bay founders lose final appeal in Sweden, prison looms on the horizon
It looks like Pirate Bay's legal drama has finally come to a close in Sweden, where the Supreme Court today turned down the site's final appeal. At the center of the case are the file sharing site's ...
12:22 pm EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget Sharp struggles with TV competition, Q3 2011 results reveal 86 percent drop in profit
It's pretty tough out there for TV manufacturers. Sharp's reporting its financial results for April-December last year, announcing a profit of 9.14 billion yen ($120 million), a drop of 57.37 billion...
11:44 am EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget Motorola Xyboard 8.2 WiFi-only model streaks through FCC, reveals little
Remember that Motorola Xyboard 8.2 WiFi-only model that just went on sale? Well it just paid a visit to our friends at the FCC who promptly tore it down and took a few shots -- you know -- in the nam...
10:38 am EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III to get separate launch event 'in the first half of 2012'
Some phones are just too big for Mobile World Congress. That's Samsung's thinking, given the triumphant launch of its Galaxy S II -- in all its guises. While specifications for Sammy's next flagship...
10:04 am EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget RIM welcomes Office 365 users into the fold with BlackBerry Business Cloud Services
For wary Office 365 enterprises who've been reluctant to dip their toes into the beta pond, today will certainly be memorable in the IT room: Research in Motion has gone ahead and blessed BlackBerry ...
09:14 am EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget Meet Spark, the 200 slate packing Linux-based Plasma Active UX
As we all know, the Kindle Fire's hot, Apple's selling bushels of iPads, and there's plenty of Honeycomb slates out there for you to choose from, but what if you want a tablet free from corporate inf...
08:26 am EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget Sony confirms Kazuo Hirai as new President and CEO, replacing Howard Stringer
Sony has just confirmed Kazuo Hirai as its new CEO and President, validating rumors that have been swirling for a few weeks now. Outgoing CEO Howard Stringer, meanwhile, has been appointed Chairman ...
07:48 am EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget Sharp to cut LCD production in Osaka plant by half
Remember that brand-spanking new production facility in Sakai City, Osaka that Sharp just christened a few years back? Japan's Nikkei business daily reports that Sharp will be cutting output at that ...
07:05 am EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget KDDI's INFOBAR C01 coming soon: ten keys and very Japanese (video)
Many Japanese thumbs still love that classic ten-button keypad, so they should feel right at home on the newest model in KDDI's designer INFOBAR range. The 3.2-inch, 854 x 480 touchscreen shows off t...
05:53 am EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget LG finally shows a profit from cellphones, record high flat-panel shipments in Q4 earnings
LG has revealed its earnings statements for the fourth quarter of 2011 and the full year, and it managed to notch an operating profit of 23 billion won ($20.5 million), boosted by a 10 billion won op...
05:29 am EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget Xbox 360 adds Crackle and CinemaNow to list of up and running apps
You can't deny one of Microsoft's main goals with its revamped 360 dashboard update was to enhance the box's entertainment attributes, and now the Redmond crowd has flipped the live switch on two mo...
04:47 am EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget Disney Mobile on DoCoMo brand launches with two new Android phones in Japan
It appears Disney's mobile efforts in Japan are going pretty well, and with the help of carrier NTT DoCoMo they're expanding under the joint "Disney Mobile on DoCoMo" brand name. The partnership is k...
04:01 am EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget Nikon outs new Coolpix trio: L810 with 26x zoom, waterproof S30 and Intelligent Auto L26
Point-and-shoot refreshes may not get you all hot and bothered like some new, networked DSLRs might, but Nikon's doing its best to reinvigorate the category. Announced today, the new line of Coolpix ...
04:01 am EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget Nikon adds Coolpix S9300, S6300, S4300 and S3300 to point-and-shoot lineup
It's not been all that long since Nikon last augmented its Coolpix S-series, and now the camera maker's at it again, adding another four to the point-and-shoot range. Starting at the bottom end is th...
04:01 am EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget Nikon unveils Coolpix P510 42x superzoom, P310 with f1.8 lens
This evening's Nikon post is presented in partnership with the letter P. The Coolpix P-series welcomed a new pair today, with point-and-shoots that "pack a potent punch... and powerful performance" --...
03:06 am EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget FCC revamps Lifeline phone service, cuts the fat from carriers' bottomlines
With a site redesign freshly under its belt, the FCC's setting its recently honed eye for modernization on other, more pertinent areas of its jurisdiction -- like Lifeline. The universal program, a m...
02:19 am EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget Megaupload users' data to be kept another two weeks, EFF to help folks retrieve it
Megaupload's digital doors may have been closed due to the presence of pirated materials, but there's still the matter of all that legal content residing on its servers. Naturally, folks want their f...
01:58 am EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 284 - 01.31.2012
It's earnings season, which adds a businessy angle to this week's Engadget HD podcast but that's not dimming our spirits when we've got new Harmony remotes from Logitech on the (distant) horizon. Ver...
01:35 am EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget BlackBerry London resurfaces in leak, sports matte black exterior, nonexistent OS
That salacious onyx number up there? Per CrackBerry, it's a rendering of RIM's upcoming BlackBerry codenamed London. Found lurking in a leaked Waterloo slidedeck, the svelte render now sports a more ...
01:02 am EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile updates FamilyWhere location tracking service for worrisome parents
It was never intended as such, but The Rolling Stones' song Under My Thumb could easily pass as the anthem of overbearing parents across the globe. Now, T-Mobile is tossing its paranoid constituents ...
12:31 am EDT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Engadget Biomask project could regrow burn victims' faces
We know it's cliche to say something sounds like science fiction, but this is seriously one of the more far out there concepts we've ever heard. Researchers from UT Arlington and Northwestern Univers...
11:58 pm EDT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Engadget Sprint grants LightSquared six-week extension for FCC approval
As Carl Icahn prepares to take the wheel, buttressed by a cushion of distressed LightSquared debt, Sprint appears close to ending its ill-fated dance with the upstart LTE provider. After granting the...
11:33 pm EDT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Engadget Screen Grabs: Big Bang Theory's Raj falls head over heels... for Siri (video)
Screen Grabs chronicles the uses (and misuses) of real-world gadgets in today's movies and TV. Send in your sightings (with screen grab!) to screengrabs at engadget dot com. Finally! A TV show that w...
11:07 pm EDT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Engadget LG's triple SIM A290: the phone every Russian Casanova needs
Dual-SIM phones are perfect for when the carriers are desperate for your business, keeping your work life separate, or to mask your philandering -- but what if two isn't enough? LG (stands for Lucky...
10:39 pm EDT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Engadget Boxee desktop app being removed from servers tonight, get it while you can
We knew that the Boxee desktop app's days were numbered, we just didn't realize how numbered. It was only the day after Christmas that we learned version 1.5 would be the last to ship for Linux, Wind...
10:12 pm EDT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Engadget Apple updates Airport stations and Time Capsule, brings bug fixes and iCloud support
It looks as if the Final Cut Pro X update wasn't the only software refresh Cupertino folks had in store for us. In this particular case, it's the company's networking and backup goods -- also known ...
09:47 pm EDT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Engadget Humble Bundle expands to Android with World of Goo, Anomaly and more
The choose-your-own-price Humble Bundle has proven to be a runaway success on desktop platforms -- helping fund indie developers and causes like Child's Play and the EFF alike -- and it's now finally...
09:26 pm EDT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Engadget Amazon announces Q4 2011 results: sales jump to $17.43 billion, but profits drop 58 percent
Amazon's just announced its Q4 earnings, and it's a bit of a mixed bag. While net sales were up 35 percent year-over-year to $17.43 billion, net income dropped a hefty 58 percent to $177 million, or...
08:59 pm EDT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Engadget Toshiba announces Q3 earnings: revenues down, posts $139 million loss
The economy may be starting to look up, but that doesn't mean the suffering is over. Toshiba is just the latest company to announce that it had a rough quarter to close out the calendar year 2011. Th...
08:59 pm EDT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Engadget Toshiba announces Q3 earnings: revenues down, posts $136 million loss
The economy may be starting to look up, but that doesn't mean the suffering is over. Toshiba is just the latest company to announce that it had a rough quarter to close out the calendar year 2011. Th...
08:35 pm EDT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Engadget Steam mobile beta now open to all, still of questionable utility
If you were dismayed to find yourself waiting in the queue for a beta invite after downloading the mobile Steam client the other day, fret no more -- the trial is now open to all who desire entry. Of...
08:08 pm EDT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Engadget AR goggles take crime scene technology to CSI: Miami level
Dutch researchers are looking to catapult crime scene investigation into the 21st century through the use of augmented reality (AR). The prototype system, designed by the Delft University of Technolo...
07:41 pm EDT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Engadget FurniGadget: N+ew freezes your e-waste into a stool
This is one of Rodrigo Alonso's stools. It's part of a series of furniture called N+ew, which stands for "No More Electronic Waste," the Chilean artist felt the best way to dispose of electroni...
07:00 pm EDT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Engadget Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx review
Most of today's smartphones, especially those of the LTE-enabled persuasion, have earned a bad rap for exceptionally bad battery life, with large displays and hungry radios that suck the juice out fa...
06:37 pm EDT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Engadget NTT DoCoMo launches NEC Medias ES N-05D: Is 6.7mm thin enough?
Those NEC artisans have been at it again, shaving even more from its smartphone profiles. It's arrived at the Medias ES N-05D, which measures in at a ridiculous 6.7mm, and making the Droid Razr chok...
06:13 pm EDT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Engadget Razer Tiamat 7.1 delayed again, gamers everywhere realize they have other headset options
The so-called first true 7.1 surround sound headset is inching towards vaporware status. Razer's Tiamat 7.1 was originally supposed to land sometime in Q4 of 2011 but, as the holiday season approache...
05:49 pm EDT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Engadget Firefox 10 out now: full screen apps, fewer crashes, disappearing forward button
The tenth iteration of Mozilla's browser is rolling out from today and we're sat here waiting for our own go signal. As the biggest UI tweaks will arrive in v12, the majority of changes are under the...
05:26 pm EDT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Engadget Battery maker Ener1 files for bankruptcy, tied to Think Global's bumper
Nobody was that surprised when EV maker Think Global drove off into the Chapter 11 sunset, but now it's towed an even bigger company along with it. Ener1 invested heavily in Think and also manufactur...
05:02 pm EDT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Engadget Windows 8 file management: You ask, Microsoft listens
After augmenting Windows 8 with some mobile-friendly features, it looks like file management is next to go under the knife. Not the sexiest part of an OS, granted, but one you'll use almost every day...
04:39 pm EDT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Engadget Apple Hong Kong revives reserve and pick up page, wants to stop iPhones going abroad
In a bid to keep iPhones sold in Hong Kong on the island nation, Apple has reintroduced reserve and pick up pages for the smartphones. The difference this time around is the inclusion of the custome...
04:00 pm EDT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Engadget Hot Wheels RC iNitro Speeders hands-on (video)
iPhone-controlled RC vehicles are a dime a dozen these days. But, ones as tiny as a standard Hot Wheels car? Those are little more rare. In fact, we only know of one such product -- iNitro Speeders f...
03:37 pm EDT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Engadget WTO ruling revives debate over China's rare earths trade
China suffered another setback at the WTO yesterday, thanks to a ruling that could spell trouble for its controversial rare earths industry. In a decision issued Monday, a WTO panel determined that ...
03:13 pm EDT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Engadget HTC Ville gets hands-on en Francais, is presumably practicing its Spanish for MWC (video)
While we're still a few weeks away from annual phone festival, MWC, it's these weeks in the run-up that often draw out blurrycam appetizers of what we'll see over in Barcelona. This time, it's no ot...
02:59 pm EDT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Engadget Apple releases updated Final Cut Pro X, brings multicam support, broadcast monitoring love
The X version of Final Cut Pro was supposed to be all things to all people -- easier and more power for the serious amateurs and yet refreshing and comprehensive for the pros. In reality it seemed th...
02:44 pm EDT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Engadget Sony's 3D Experience channel tops 10 million views, some people like the extra dimension
Since kicking off its free 3D Experience channel, Sony has managed to notch up 10 million viewers in just short of six months. The channel offers up samples of music, movies, sports and documentarie...
02:19 pm EDT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Engadget Google clarifies what isn't changing with new privacy policy
As you may remember, roughly a week ago Google issued a major overhaul of its privacy policies -- condensing some 60 scattered terms of service into a single document covering a vast majority of its ...
01:40 pm EDT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Engadget McAfee updates Mobile Security to 2.0, keeps you protected on the go (video)
If you tend to exercise a bit more caution when using your mobile machine, we imagine you'll welcome McAfee's Mobile Security 2.0 with open arms. The Intel-owned security connoisseur has just introd...
01:10 pm EDT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Engadget RIM: It's okay, we have superheroes
It's a common human trait that, when faced with a series of calamities, the brain will retreat into a fantasy world in which everything is the exact opposite of reality. Could this be the inspiration...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile brings Square to select small businesses, does the mobile payment thing
T-Mobile is throwing some of its weight behind the mobile payment movement this morning, becoming the first carrier to offer Square credit card readers to a handful of retail outlets. Under the comp...
12:34 pm EDT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus L3 appears in Sweden, packs entry-level style
It's not every day that we come across an entry-level Android smartphone from LG, especially one that packs this much style. The LG Optimus L3 (aka E400) recently popped up on Swedish retailer CDON's...
11:36 am EDT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Engadget Samsung faces EU antitrust investigation over mobile patents
Samsung's European legal woes don't look to be abating anytime soon, as the EU today formally launched an investigation into the Korean manufacturers' competitive practices. At issue are, not surpris...
11:14 am EDT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Engadget Fujitsu slashes profit target by 42 percent, blames Thai floods
NEC revealed its financial woes to the world yesterday and now Fujitsu is doing the same. The Japanese computer giant originally expected to make ¥60 billion ($790 million) in the fiscal year endi...
10:42 am EDT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Engadget MasterCard reveals roadmap for our electronic payment future: EMV in, magnetic strips out
It's been over fifteen years since MasterCard, Visa and Europay developed EMV technology to make your credit cards more secure, but it has yet to really catch on here in the US. However, MasterCard ha...
09:28 am EDT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Engadget German court upholds ban on original Galaxy Tab 10.1
While Samsung was more than willing to redesign its flagship tablet in the face of the German court's ruling last year, the higher regional court in Dusseldorf maintains that the original still can'...
08:05 am EDT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Engadget Sky will launch an internet based TV service in the UK in the first half of 2012
UK pay TV service Sky has just announced its quarterly results, and despite adding 100,000 subscribers as well as notching its "highest ever first-half adjusted operating profit" it will launch a new...
08:00 am EDT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Engadget Green Charge: an app that helps your EV talk to you (video)
The maker of PlugShare is determined to satisfy your EV needs with a new app that'll feed the data from your Leaf or Volt straight to your iOS device. GreenCharge monitors your battery data, chargin...
07:45 am EDT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Engadget ARM boosts profits by almost 50 percent, strengthens grip on the universe
The British chip designer continued last year's growth streak with a 47 percent surge in quarterly pre-tax profits compared to Q4 2010. Revenues also rose 34 percent to £113.9 million ($180 mil...
07:45 am EDT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Engadget ARM boosts profits by 45 percent, strengthens grip on the universe
The British chip designer continued last year's growth streak with a 45 percent surge in quarterly normalized pre-tax profits compared to Q4 2010. Revenues also rose by 21 percent to £137.8 mil...
07:37 am EDT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Engadget Apple hires former Dixons CEO John Browett as senior VP of Retail
More than six months after Ron Johnson's departure, Apple has finally found a new retail chief to replace him, in one John Browett. The Cambridge- and Wharton-educated Browett comes to Cupertino afte...
06:42 am EDT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Engadget Koobe's Jin Yong Reader gets Mirasol, brings color to Taiwanese hearts
It's no accident that Koobe's Jin Yong Reader bears a striking resemblance to Kyobo's eReader and Shanda's Bambook which we toyed with back at CES. But while those e-readers brought Mirasol to their ...
05:00 am EDT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Engadget Panasonic introduces Lumix DMC-ZS20 and ZS15 compact superzoom cameras
We've seen Panasonic's 2012 lineup of ruggedized and entry-level point-and-shoot cameras, but now the Japanese-based manufacturer is unleashing a pair of compact "Traveler Zoom" cams to the 2012 mix....
05:00 am EDT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Engadget Panasonic adds Lumix DMC-TS4 and DMC-TS20 to ruggedized camera line
Panasonic has helped lead the market for ruggedized cameras, which have been a hit among adventurous photographers for years, and now the company has two new additions to add to its water/shock/freez...
05:00 am EDT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Engadget Panasonic announces pricing for entry-level Lumix CES point-and-shoots
Panasonic's slew of low-end Lumix point-and-shoots may have slid in under your radar during CES, but now the Japanese camera maker is back to refresh your memory -- this time with pricing and availab...
04:04 am EDT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Engadget Samsung brings us more to love, offers Galaxy Note engraving in South Korea
Sure, you can draw whatever the heck you want on the front of your Galaxy Note, but what about that blank blue or white canvas 'round back? With north of a million 5.3-inch pocketable slates in circu...
03:12 am EDT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Engadget APK puts Windows 95, 98 and XP, plus Linux on the EVO 3D
And here you thought Microsoft bringing Windows 8 to ARM was big news. Turns out, a member of the xda-developers forum has managed to make an APK that puts a variety of Redmond's x86 operating system...
02:27 am EDT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Engadget BOXX electric bike: two wheels, four corners, all-electric transport for one
Has bicycle design reached its pinnacle? Or are electric bike manufacturers just not trying hard enough? The YikeBike begs to differ, and here joining it is BOXX Corporation's diminutive BOXX. Coming...
01:43 am EDT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile to tighten the purse strings, limit data roaming starting April 5th
We've just come across an internal T-Mobile memo that will certainly give a few customers a moment of pause: come April 5th, it seems the carrier will impose new, restrictive limits that affect data ...
12:58 am EDT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Engadget Nanotech-enhanced 'smart paint' promises to detect structural damage
We've seen scientists explore a number of ways to make paint "smarter" over the years, and now a team of researchers at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow have devised a method that they say c...
12:25 am EDT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Engadget Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet joining the Ice Cream Sandwich party in Q2?
Wondering who's next in line to promise a tasty Ice Cream Sandwich update? According to PC World, Lenovo has said that it plans on bringing the latest and greatest from the Android platform to its T...