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11:42 pm EDT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Engadget Seas0npass tethered jailbreak now available for Apple TV 2s running iOS 5.1
Apple TV owners no longer need to choose between jailbreaking or running the recently released iOS 5.1 update, now that FireCore has pushed new versions of Seas0nPass (0.8.3) and aTV Flash (black) (1...
10:59 pm EDT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Engadget Specialized Turbo e-bike is too fast and furious for the western world (video)
While not quite the fastest commercially available e-bike in the world as some have suggested (as far as we can tell, that claim belongs to a DIY kit out of Taiwan by a company called Cyclone), the S...
10:28 pm EDT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Engadget Verizon's Droid RAZR and RAZR MAXX to get Android 4.0 on April 4th, Rezound to follow on the 6th
Color us surprised to find that Best Buy is so deeply entwined with carrier / OEM plans that it would actually receive a notification that Ice Cream Sandwich is coming to select handsets, but we gues...
10:28 pm EDT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Engadget Verizon's Droid RAZR and RAZR MAXX to get Android 4.0 on April 4th, Rezound to follow on the 6th (updated)
Color us surprised to find that Best Buy is so deeply entwined with carrier / OEM plans that it would actually receive a notification that Ice Cream Sandwich is coming to select handsets, but we gues...
10:08 pm EDT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Engadget Sony's Xperia Ice Cream Sandwich rollout pushed to mid-April (and beyond)
To be fair, things have... changed a bit since we heard back in November that the Xperia handset line would be getting Ice Cream Sandwich by March of 2012. Specifically, Sony Ericsson is no more, and ...
09:26 pm EDT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Engadget OS X malware used to spy on pro-Tibetan charities, reminds us all to keep updated
Pro-Tibetan organizations that use Macs have discovered that their data has been accessed thanks to malware-based siphoning more commonly associated with Windows machines. Security expert Jamie Blasc...
08:57 pm EDT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Engadget Lenovo IdeaPad U310 and U410 undress for the FCC's czars
When Lenovo took the wraps off its IdeaPad U310 and U410 at CES, we were left feeling happy / sad. On the one hand, we were dismayed by the half-hearted inclusion of a memory card slot, but the compa...
08:28 pm EDT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Engadget Add-on turns a smartphone camera into a joystick (video)
One of the more irritating aspects of touchscreen gaming is almost certainly the inevitability of blocking the screen as you play -- particularly with smaller devices like smartphones. A new peripher...
07:59 pm EDT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Engadget Listen to the Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 5PM ET!
Time to podcast up! Who's with us? For starters, we're going to have Myriam, Brad, Joseph and -- making his mobcast debut -- our very own Andrew Munchbach! So join us at the normal time, chat it up ...
07:32 pm EDT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Engadget Opel Ampera popular in ye old continent, likely to meet sales goals unlike Volt
To say that Chevy's Volt hasn't had the smoothest inaugural year would be an understatement, but over on the other side of the pond, things couldn't be going more swimmingly for its badge-engineered...
07:08 pm EDT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Engadget China officially tops one billion mobile subscribers
We heard last year that China was approaching 900 million mobile phone subscribers, and it looks like it's now finally hit the big one. The country's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology ...
06:49 pm EDT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Engadget AT&T now accepting Lumia 900 pre-orders, only those seeking cyan or black need apply
Friendly reminder here, folks. As expected, AT&T has opened the pre-order floodgates for the Nokia Lumia 900 today ahead of its April 8th release in the US. Interested parties can secure their r...
06:49 pm EDT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Engadget AT&T now accepting Lumia 900 pre-orders, only those seeking cyan or black need apply (update)
Friendly reminder here, folks. As expected, AT&T has opened the pre-order floodgates for the Nokia Lumia 900 today ahead of its April 8th release in the US. Interested parties can secure their r...
06:21 pm EDT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Engadget Netflix snags DVD.com domain, invests in the future of optical media
Looking for a shortcut to Netflix's home on the web? Try hitting up DVD.com -- it'll take you there, for now. The latest address to join the family of Netflix redirects actually brings you to a subdo...
06:00 pm EDT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Engadget IRL: Evernote, Netgear N900 and FiiO's E17 headphone amplifier
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. Best of the...
05:36 pm EDT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Engadget Sony to launch NEX-FS700E 4K cinema camera for $9,000 at NAB?
What would you pay for the ability to capture cinema quality 4K video? $36,000? $18,000? Try $9,000. That's the expected price of Sony's rumored NEX-FS700E, which could launch at NAB next month with ...
05:09 pm EDT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus Elite gets photographed, decked out in Sprint and Virgin livery
Not a fan of that 5-inch, IPS display on the Optimus Vu? Perhaps, you'd be more interested in a smaller, lesser-specced member of the family. According to PocketNow, the Optimus Elite is sprinting i...
04:47 pm EDT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Engadget iRiver B100 wants you to 'touch the supreme sound', pedants grumble
It's been some time since we heard much from iRiver but the PMP maker is keeping busy with the snow-white B100. This capacitive touchscreen media player will offer up to 36 hours of music playback, o...
04:22 pm EDT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Engadget Nokia Reader comes to Series 40 'touch and type' devices
This week, everyone's favorite Finnish phone fabricator announced the availability of Nokia Reader for Series 40 touch and type devices. Those familiar with the software know that Reader provides a f...
04:00 pm EDT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Engadget DoubleTwist adds Google Music support, gets an alarm clock app
DoubleTwist is certainly still one of the better music management options for Android, and it just keeps improving. Two days ago the player app got an update and now it can hook into Google Music, th...
03:25 pm EDT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Engadget Apple needs to redefine itself, but that shouldn't take long
We know that Apple can be OCD-ish about dictionaries at times, but is any brave Cupertino intern ready to step up and run the gauntlet? Apple's definition of itself in its own Dictionary application ...
03:07 pm EDT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Engadget Sega streamlines US, European operations after 2011 figures predict $86 million loss
Sega Sammy Holdings Inc. has announced that it will begin streamlining its American and European operations after posting an 7.1 billion Yen ($86 million dollar) extraordinary loss for the 2011 year...
02:41 pm EDT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Engadget RIM sticking with consumer goods, just 'refocusing' on enterprise
Some people got the wrong idea yesterday when RIM's new CEO Thorsten Heins said the company was refocusing on the enterprise market and would stop trying to be "all things to all people." Many took t...
02:13 pm EDT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Engadget Fisker's Project Nina exposed ahead of New York Auto Show debut
An unreleased gadget is pretty easy to conceal, but an upcoming automobile? Not so much. Thanks to some quick reflexes, you're looking at the first spy shots of Fisker's second and smaller plug-in hy...
02:01 pm EDT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Engadget Engadget Podcast 287 - 03.29.2012
You know those shows where we're all iPad this, iPhone that? This isn't one of them. Today we're doing it all, heading to the department store of consumer electronics news categoies and picking rando...
01:44 pm EDT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Engadget Prince of Persia creator finds lost source code, cues delicate chip fanfare
No, we don't mean the modern interpretation and its moody sequels -- this is the 1989 original. Jordan Mechner created the first Prince of Persia game for the Apple II. However, the source code ende...
01:30 pm EDT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Engadget Distro Issue 34 takes a 'Shot in the Dark' with Canon's 5D Mark III
If you were lucky enough to grab a 5D Mark III when they hit shelves last week, you know how well the slick shooter performs with the lights down low. If you're still pondering plunking down $3,500 f...
01:02 pm EDT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Engadget PSA: Interactive Starry Night now available for the iPad (video)
Greek Artist Petros Vrellis is a big admirer of Vincent Van Gogh, which prompted him to produce an interactive version of Starry Night. It took him a patience-sapping six months to produce the origi...
12:43 pm EDT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Engadget Google Drive leaks suggest 5GB free storage, in-app document editing
Mountain View has been leaking Google Drive details like a glacial trickle, but we still have no firm notion of how much free cloud storage it'll bring or just how deeply it'll be integrated with oth...
12:22 pm EDT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Engadget Liquor stores will laugh in the Face.com at your fake ID
Okay, it's only 3 months till your glorious 21st birthday, so near, yet technology has to come along and rain on your parade. You might think you look legal, but if claims by engineers at Face.com ar...
12:01 pm EDT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Engadget Google reCAPTCHAs now featuring Street View addresses, 221b Baker St. to get even more famous
If you've enjoyed decrypting the often frustratingly skewed (and occasionally humorously juxtaposed) reCAPTCHAs, you might be a bit sad to learn that Google is mixing things up with some rather more ...
11:41 am EDT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Engadget HTC One X and One S on sale now in Germany, flagship gets unboxed in France (video)
Itching to get your hands on HTC's new breed of smartphones? Best get yourself over to Germany then, as a batch of the flagship One X and its (slightly) smaller brother, the One S, are up for sale -...
11:21 am EDT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Engadget Apple has Apple Stores, Samsung has... this!
You know those heady dreams of a new Samsung product launch today? Well consider them punctured. There's no new gadgets to announce, but instead a teaming-up with UK retailer Phones 4u, offering a de...
11:01 am EDT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Engadget Intuit shows off MicroMint concept app for the WIMM One smartwatch, we go hands-on
Given the amount of time we spent with the WIMM One smartwatch, you'd think we would have had enough fodder for a full-blown review. Alas, though, one critical piece was missing: apps. Not test apps,...
10:27 am EDT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Engadget DICE+ digital chance cubes rolling out at E3
As far as random number generators go, the traditional die is about as low tech as it gets. Or at least, it was. Gaming startup GIC has taken it upon itself to update the old chance cube by outfittin...
09:59 am EDT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Engadget Plex Media Server beta adds DLNA support, streams to PS3, Xbox 360, WP7 and more
Using Plex as your media server software is great, with its ability to organize and transcode media for playback on a variety of devices, but what about platforms that still lack a compatible client?...
09:26 am EDT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Engadget Sprint outlines LTE coverage plans at RCA Expo
Sprint customer? Still supping from the 3G cup? Well if you were wondering if you'll ever get to try the sweet taste of LTE, wonder no more. The Now Network revealed a coverage map at the RCA Expo, a...
08:45 am EDT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Engadget Sony outs Xperia Play ICS beta for unlocked phones, wants to know which games work
While the promised Sony Xperia Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade rollout is quickly running out of March and into April for all models, the company has just unleashed a new beta version of the upgrade for X...
08:15 am EDT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Engadget Nano-SIM standard vote postponed while RIM accuses Apple of cheating
French newspaper Les Échos is reporting that the key ETSI vote to determine whose nano-SIM patent should become the standard has been postponed. The participating companies have failed to rea...
08:08 am EDT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Engadget ZTE announces 2011 financials: turnover up, profits down, political scandals tricky
ZTE's annual earnings report is out and it's a mixed bag for the Chinese company with aspirations to go west. Revenues grew 23 percent to 86.25 billion RMB ($13.7 billion) but net profit fell a hefty...
07:22 am EDT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Engadget Bump Pay lets you tap a friend for cash
Taking cues from an ING Direct app that used its API, Bump Technologies has developed its own version of the mobile payments software, enabling phone-to-phone "Bump" transactions using PayPal. Yes, P...
06:11 am EDT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Engadget Paper: the iPad sketchbook app from the brains of Courier (video)
Go figure -- Microsoft's Courier project lives again... as an exclusive app on Apple's iPad. FiftyThree, a company that features folks who previously worked on the aforesaid Courier initiative, has j...
05:15 am EDT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Engadget UK's National Media Museum opens permanent 'Life Online' gallery
Planning to be in the neighborhood of Bradford, England anytime soon? Then you may want to set aside some time for a visit to the National Media Museum, which will tomorrow officially open what's be...
04:18 am EDT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Engadget Grace Digital's FireDock is a speaker dock for your Kindle Fire
Own a Kindle Fire? Can't find an audio dock made specifically for your gizmo, and not an iThing or Android device? Say hello to Grace Digital's FireDock, the $130 solution to your quandary. While we'...
03:48 am EDT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Engadget Verizon's CEO has a plan for wireless pay-TV, if the government will allow it
Verizon CEO Lowell C. McAdam doesn't quite have all of those SpectrumCo AWS licenses in his pocket just yet, but if he does get them he has a decidedly old school idea of what to flood the airwaves w...
02:57 am EDT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Engadget NVIDIA CEO suggests $199 Tegra 3 tablets in the summer
Always talkative NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang is in the news yet again, this time telling the New York Times that his company's Tegra 3 hardware is incorporating enough cost saving that it could be in $...
01:48 am EDT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Engadget PSA: TurboTax on Android is free through Sunday if you start your taxes before then
If you've ever filed your taxes on an iPad, you know Intuit's TurboTax app is free to download, but that you'll have to pay up once you're ready to submit those returns. But, in an effort to promote...
12:36 am EDT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Engadget Google patent app details method for generating a 'ghost profile,' a world of anonymous G+ users
Google hasn't exactly had the easiest time keeping the privacy hawks off of its back, but if a recently published patent application is any indication of its future intentions, well... let's just say...
11:38 pm EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget Interactive Game of Thrones content comes to HBO Go iPad app
Home Box Office has been pushing its "interactive viewing experience" for Game of Thrones over at the HBO Go site, but if you weren't sitting in front of a computer there was no way to take part in t...
10:43 pm EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget WSJ: Google to sell ASUS, Samsung tablets from its own online store
In a move that would be reminiscent of its initial plans for the Nexus handsets, the Wall Street Journal suggests Google will open its own online store this year, but stocked with tablets instead of ...
09:51 pm EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget Tricorder designs go open source: can detect magnetic fields, reveal Trekkies (video)
We're still working on our own plans to grab that $10 million Tricorder X-Prize from Qualcomm and our progress has just been given a shot in the arm from Dr. Peter Jansen, who's released the designs...
09:27 pm EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget ViewSonic ViewPad VS14445 passes through the FCC's database
ViewSonic's ViewPad VS14445 -- also known as the ViewPad 10e -- has been kicking around since CES, and other parts of the globe have had access for a few months now. That said, those in America who'v...
09:01 pm EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget Incident Tech's gTar gets teased, remains largely silent (video)
What you see above is the gTar, an upcoming electronic musical instrument from Bay Area-based startup, Incident Technologies. It's got what appears to be an iPhone docked in the pick-guard and it look...
08:46 pm EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget RIM announces Q4 2012 earnings, Jim Balsillie resigns from company's board
We've already seen a bit of big news slip out ahead of RIM's earnings announcement, and the company's now dropped another bombshell itself. Former co-CEO Jim Balsillie has resigned from his position...
08:46 pm EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget RIM announces Q4 2012 earnings, Jim Balsillie resigns from board, company plans to refocus on enterprise
We've already seen a bit of big news slip out ahead of RIM's earnings announcement, and the company's now dropped another bombshell itself. Former co-CEO Jim Balsillie has resigned from his position...
08:39 pm EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget Apple and Foxconn agree to drastically improve working conditions following Fair Labor Association report
The Fair Labor Association has released its findings from the lengthy investigation of working conditions at Foxconn's Chinese plants where Apple products are made. While the PR and report largely av...
08:24 pm EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget Michael Lynton becomes CEO of Sony America, Nicole Seligman picked for SCA president
Plenty of moving and shaking going on after the bell today. Hot on the heels of news that RIM's CEO is making major internal changes, in flies word that Michael Lynton has been selected as the CEO of ...
08:06 pm EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget ASUS rolls out firmware update to UK Transformer Primes
Less than 48 hours after teasing us with promises of upcoming "awesome new features," ASUS is now delivering the refresh to Transformer Primes in the UK. Via its Euro Facebook page, the Taiwanese ou...
08:06 pm EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget ASUS rolls out firmware update to UK Transformer Primes UPDATE: US, too
Less than 48 hours after teasing us with promises of upcoming "awesome new features," ASUS is now delivering the refresh to Transformer Primes in the UK. Via its Euro Facebook page, the Taiwanese ou...
08:06 pm EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget ASUS rolls out firmware update to UK Transformer Primes (update: US, too)
Less than 48 hours after teasing us with promises of upcoming "awesome new features," ASUS is now delivering the refresh to Transformer Primes in the UK. Via its Euro Facebook page, the Taiwanese ou...
07:54 pm EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget RIM CEO Thorsten Heins reportedly 'clearing house,' laying off numerous executives
With BlackBerry World only weeks away and RIM's earnings report merely hours away, it looks as if newly-appointed CEO Thorsten Heins will be leading it with quite the bang. While Heins has done a tru...
07:43 pm EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget Sony A77 and A65 firmware update v1.05 peps up your laggy dials, improves autofocus
It's no secret that Sony's A77 and A65 SLT cameras have suffered from noticeable lag when it comes to adjusting exposure settings, among other things. For those irked, you'll be pleased to know that ...
07:23 pm EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget FreedomPop plans to give away mobile internet, still make money somehow
"Freemium" mobile broadband outfit FreedomPop has pulled back the curtain on how it plans to make money while giving away 4G internet. In an interview with GigaOm, Marketing VP Tony Miller revealed t...
07:04 pm EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget Hulu Plus comes to seven Android tabs with shiny new UI
First, lets get the short list out of the way. If you're not the proud owner of a Transformer Prime, Transformer, Xoom, XYBoard 10.1, Thrive, Iconia or G-Slate then chances are Hulu Plus coming to Ho...
06:46 pm EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget Media Center to live in a separate version of Windows 8?
To the surprise of many, but not all, the same great Windows Media Center from Windows 7 was part of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. What this means for the final version of Windows 8 is still far fr...
06:27 pm EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget Purchased Play store apps gone missing? Google's looking into it
Quite a few folks have seen many of the apps they paid cold, hard cash for have disappeared from their list of purchases after Google rebranded Android Market as the Play Store. We haven't had the pr...
06:12 pm EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget Sony applies for a headset-based navigation pointer, knows you're not looking
If you're finding that the digital compass on your phone keeps leading you down the wrong path, then this patent application from Sony might get you back on track. The claims entail a wireless commun...
05:55 pm EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget HTC One S to join T-Mobile's lineup this April 22nd?
Does your smartphone bill wave a Magenta flag? If so, then you should circle April 22nd on your calendar because rumor has it that's the hallowed day HTC's One S could touch down. Whispers of that pu...
05:31 pm EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget Microsoft reveals how your old slate will get all of Windows 8's charms (video)
Being able to touch, click and press your way around an operating system with a variety of hardware configurations, while not alienating potential upgraders, is no mean feat. That said, Microsoft thi...
05:13 pm EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget Conversion kit lets you push your RAZR to the Maxx for $110
Let's pretend you went ahead and purchased a shiny new Motorola RAZR this past November. Now, just for the sake of argument, let's say Motorola -- only months later -- released a new version of that ...
04:58 pm EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget Rdio continues its plans for world domination, focusing on Europe
Rdio already has a number of stamps in its passport, Canada, Australia, Brazil and New Zealand amongst them. But, the current focus for the streaming music service is Europe, where it's already launc...
04:41 pm EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget Samsung tweaking Face Unlock to require blinking, smiling still optional
Still paranoid about a friend sneaking past your four-dot-oh facial security and revealing all your little secrets? Worry no more, as Sammy's got a solution for you. The new feature is stuffed insid...
04:23 pm EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget Canada's Videotron finally delivers tru2way-based illico TV HD DVRs
We've been waiting for the tru2way-based cable service Videotron promised since the end of 2009, and now it has finally delivered illico Digital TV. The software is being provided by Alticast, while ...
04:05 pm EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget Travel in traffic estimates return to Google Maps, promises not to suck this time
You might remember that, once upon a time, Google Maps offered you two estimates for your travel time -- ideal and in traffic. The problem was, Big G's estimates weren't so great. So, the web giant q...
03:44 pm EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget Chrome hits version 18, improves graphics performance
The big one-eight. Another few months and another version of the Google browser is now up for grabs. With GPU-accelerated Canvas 2D now enabled, you can expect to see even smoother interactions with...
03:23 pm EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget Apple patents Siri-like system for controlling cameras, PMPs through a computer or smartphone
"Siri, turn on the flash and take three pictures with my camera after waiting two seconds." Apple's intelligent voice control system has been wildly popular amongst consumers in the U.S., and abroad,...
03:01 pm EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win one of three ioSafe 500GB Rugged Portable hard drives!
March 31st may not jump out at you as a day worth celebrating, but it's actually World Backup Day. In honor of this special day, our friends at ioSafe want to make sure you're hooked up with plenty o...
02:52 pm EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget Gmail app for iOS now lets you e-mail from alternate addresses
It looks like Google has rolled out a subtle, yet significant change to its Gmail app for iOS, with a new feature that allows users to send emails from alternate addresses. It's a feature that's lon...
02:30 pm EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Podcast, live at 11:00AM ET!
Good morning! We're kicking things off early today, because, hey, we've got lives to lead! Tim and Brian will be joined in-studio by Dana. Great ready for some frank discussions about technology and...
02:11 pm EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget Nokia Morph patent application raises hope well beyond expectation
Remember Nokia Morph? It's the Finnish manufacturer's long-standing project to build a transparent, flexible phone that you can contort to your hearts content. Now the company's submitting a second ...
02:00 pm EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget Nielsen: Smartphones account for nearly 50 percent of US mobile phones as of February
Nielsen Mobile Insights' latest statistics are in -- and would you look at that. It's the rise of smartphone owners crossing paths with the decline of those still clinging to their feature-focused d...
01:49 pm EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile brings the Playground and Urban Zone to its TV app
We know you can't help but let your kids smear their sticky fingers all over your G-Slate and Galaxy S II. To make matters worse (but for a good entertainment cause), T-Mobile's TV app is on the rece...
01:23 pm EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget Best Buy to close 50 big box US retail stores, open 100 Mobile stand-alone outlets in 2013
Still driving to your local Best Buy to fondle all the latest gadgets before swiping your card, or hopping to the web to pull the trigger? That tradition could be short-lived, if you happen to live n...
01:20 pm EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget Spotify: by the way, you still get unlimited songs with a free account
Remember that six month deadline we warned you about back in January? Well, it looks like Spotify wasn't so gung-ho about limiting the free version of its service, after all. The site is celebrating ...
12:59 pm EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget Amazon offers up refurbed Kindle Fires on sale, cuts price to $139
That's pretty darn cheap. On today's Gold Box deal, Amazon has chopped an extra 30 bucks from its refurbished Kindle Fire stock The retailer promises that all the tablets are certified to "look and ...
12:45 pm EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget Tim Cook pays a visit to a Foxconn factory, smiles for the camera
We can't say we're particularly surprised, but Apple CEO Tim Cook managed to take some time out of his whirlwind tour of China to pay a visit to a Foxconn factory in Zhengzhou charged with making tho...
12:32 pm EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget Google gives Go 1 the green light, maintains 'experimental status'
Ready to get your Go on? Google Programming Language, or Go for short, just added a number 1 to its moniker, representing the first official release. Go 1 includes some bug fixes, but it's not a majo...
11:51 am EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget HTC reveals Central Europe release date, pricing for One X, One S and One V
HTC's One series inches closer to expectant customers, with Central Europe apparently set to get the device next Monday. According to The Unwired, shoppers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland will a...
11:37 am EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget Opera Mini 7 comes to Google Play, treads lightly on your data plan
As any Opera loving Android user will tell you, good things come to those who wait -- and folks waiting for the latest version of Opera Mini to hit their devices can now relax. It's here. Like its pr...
10:55 am EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget iPhone 4 owners who don't want free bumpers can register for $15 antennagate settlements
The official website for the iPhone 4 "antennagate" class action settlement is live, as pointed out by co-lead counsel on the case Ira Rothken. Of course, speaking of cases, if you're an iPhone 4 own...
10:55 am EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget iPhone 4 owners can register for $15 antennagate settlements (updated)
The official website for the iPhone 4 "antennagate" class action settlement is live, as pointed out by co-lead counsel on the case Ira Rothken. Of course, speaking of cases, if you're an iPhone 4 own...
10:36 am EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget Barnes & Noble establishes German base: Will the Nook visit Europe?
While Americans have more than one way to consume those e-ink verses, those in the old country are largely stuck with Amazon's still-expanding Kindle family or e-reader hardware lacking the clout of...
10:03 am EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget HTC Locations update for Windows Phone brings offline navigation
Nokia's Windows Phones have given us offline navigation for a while courtesy of the Drive app, and HTC's old Locations app has had some downloadable maps too -- but only for a few select Android user...
09:24 am EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget AzTtec PC case mod takes the Thermaltake Level 10 GT back in time
The Thermaltake Level 10 GT PC case is quite a sight on its own, but it's also proven to be popular among case modders, who have taken things to some considerable extremes in the past year. One of th...
08:34 am EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget Researchers working on thermal cloak, Predators trill their disapproval
Slathering yourself with mud to avoid head-hunting aliens is great and all, but it ain't exactly the paragon of good personal hygiene. Fortunately, researchers have concocted a cleaner and less cakey ...
07:44 am EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget Raspberry Pi faces distribution troubles over CE certification
Raspberry Pi hit another snag in distribution this week, though the company seems optimistic that shipments of its long-awaited Linux PC won't be dramatically affected. The issue centers around two c...
07:22 am EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget Nikon offers cashback on D3100, D5100 and D7000 in the UK
If you're still pouring over the specs of Nikon's current DSLR consumer models, then you've managed to dally just long enough to snag a tidy cashback offer. At least, that's if you're in the UK and c...
07:22 am EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget Nikon offers cashback on D3100, D5100 and D7000 in the UK and Ireland
If you're still poring over the specs of Nikon's current DSLR consumer models, then you've managed to dally just long enough to snag a tidy cashback offer. At least, that's if you're in the UK or Ire...
06:46 am EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget LG unveils flexible plastic e-paper display, aims for European launch next month
LG has made no secret of its fondness for flexible e-paper, but those dreams became a reality today, with the announcement of a six-inch display that promises to "revolutionize the e-book market." Th...
05:36 am EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget Amazon's Bezos finds Apollo 11 rockets in ocean, contemplates shipping options
Ya' know, there's nothing like a little rocket hunting to save oneself from the doldrums of generating billions of dollars in revenue in the private sector. At least that appears to be the case for A...
05:36 am EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget Amazon's Bezos finds Apollo 11 rocket engines in ocean, contemplates shipping options
Ya' know, there's nothing like a little rocket engine hunting to save oneself from the doldrums of generating billions of dollars in revenue in the private sector. At least that appears to be the cas...
04:48 am EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget DirecTV's latest HD interface comes to the five tuner HR34 DVR
Even if you don't have DirecTV, you've probably heard of the HR34 if you're into DVRs. That's because it's the only DVR from a provider that can record five HD shows at once and it also works in mult...
04:03 am EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S ICS-like 'value pack' upgrade officially released in Korea
The so-called Value Pack upgrade that was leaked for original Samsung Galaxy S devices after the company announced they would not be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich (it was later given a passing menti...
03:53 am EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget Windows Phone Marketplace now available in Iceland and 12 other countries
Here's some good news for those of you in Bulgaria, Iceland and a handful of other countries: the Windows Phone Marketplace has just arrived at your doorstep. Microsoft heralded its arrival in a blog...
03:30 am EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget Dell leaves its US phone plans blank after ending sales of the Venue and Venue Pro here
While Dell may still be releasing Streaks and Venues in other countries, a company spokesman tells PC World that its last remaining phone stateside, the Venue and Venue Pro are no longer on sale. Whi...
02:12 am EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget Evernote for Android adds speech-to-text and custom widgets in latest update
If you've been putting Evernote through its paces on your Android device, a new update adds a few more bells and whistles. First, the outfit has integrated speech-to-text transcription to go alongsid...
12:57 am EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget Chevrolet set to debut GogoLink navigation on Spark and Sonic rides (video)
Cruising around town in a gas-saving Chevrolet Sonic? Or perhaps you've got your name written all over the 2013 Spark's waiting list? Well, GM has some good news to share. Starting in the fall, thos...
12:23 am EDT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Engadget Verizon confirms Jetpack MiFi 4620L will be available April 12th for $50 on-contract
It's taken considerably longer to roll out than the few weeks that were promised back at CES in January, but Verizon has now confirmed that the Novatel-built, LTE-capable Jetpack MiFi 4620L will be a...
11:58 pm EDT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Engadget Ofcom delays decision on Everything Everywhere's 4G proposal
UKers hoping for a hasty rollout of Everything Everywhere's 4G LTE network are apt to be sorely disappointed, as regulation entity Ofcom has shoved back the final decision on its proposal. We're told...
11:28 pm EDT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Engadget Ubi-Camera frames photos with fingers, fails to call you fabulous (video)
Gesture control's no longer restricted to P.K. Dick novels, having firmly broken away from its fantasist scifi roots into practical, everyday use. It's only natural then that those advancements, typi...
10:52 pm EDT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Engadget Sony and Sharp joint venture hits a rocky patch, Sony cuts off capital
When Sharp sold off some of its LCD manufacturing business to Hon Hai Precision we knew the company had fallen on tough times, we just didn't realize how bad things truly were. That joint venture it ...
10:23 pm EDT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Engadget Android 4.0.4 rolls out to HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus and GSM Nexus S
Let's just say you have an HSPA+ Samsung Galaxy Nexus (I9250) or a UMTS / GSM Nexus S (I9020). It may behoove you, then, to begin frantically checking your phone to see if any updates are availa...
10:10 pm EDT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Engadget Kindle Fire update brings sharing, 'print replica' textbooks, more to tablet
Amazon has started pushing out an over-the-air update that'll bring a slew of new features to its budget Kindle Fire tablet. Topping the list of upgrades is new sharing functionality that makes it po...
09:43 pm EDT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Engadget Telenav opens up Scout for Apps, the HTML5 GPS navigation service, to all interested devs
At the end of last year, Telenav revealed its browser-based HTML5 turn-by-turn navigation system and made it available to a select few devs to put it to good use. For an encore, it unveiled its perso...
09:16 pm EDT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Engadget Nokia's Lumia 800 firmware update juices handsets, banishes battery issues
Still holding out on Nokia to squash any lingering battery bugs lurking inside your Lumia 800's beautiful shell? For some of you, today's your lucky day, as Espoo's just released a fresh batch of bit...
08:52 pm EDT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Engadget Mexico's CFC deems Telcel 'too dominant' in mobile call termination, more regulations coming
Things could be getting a tad bit messy for the world's richest man, Carlos Slim, as Mexico's CFC (or Federal Competition Commission) has ruled one of his companies holds too much power in a key wir...
08:20 pm EDT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Engadget Razer to arm lefties with the Naga if it gets 10,000 Likes before April 21st
Jealous of all of your right-handed mates and their Naga-wielding gaming rigs? Well, it appears Razer has heard the clamoring and plans to produce a southpaw version of the gaming mouse. The catch? ...
08:02 pm EDT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Engadget IDC: nearly 1 billion 'smart connected devices' shipped last year
Know that gadget you're currently using to read this article? It may be one of 916 million "smart connected devices" that shipped in 2011, with global revenue totaling some $489 billion last year. Bu...
07:41 pm EDT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Engadget Android 4.0.4 rears its head again, this time over at AOSP
It hasn't made its official open-source debut yet, but Android 4.0.4 should be hitting the repositories very soon. Leaks of the next Ice Cream sandwich update have been circulating since early Februa...
07:19 pm EDT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Engadget Freescale intros Vybrid controller line, weds ARM A5 and M4 cores for an asymmetrical bang
Making good on its word, Freescale's line of Vybrid controllers is now ready for prime time multiprocessing. That asymmetrical setup, announced last October, takes the high / low approach we've seen g...
06:57 pm EDT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Engadget Boston Dynamics lies down with BigDog, gets giant fleas (video)
Remember what it was like when you first fell in love with Boston Dynamics' rocky terrain traversing BigDog robot? Get ready to fall in love all over again. Meet the Sand Flea, a plucky little 11-pou...
06:37 pm EDT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Engadget Google Maps for Android gets bumped to 6.5, new navigation view and higher resolution map tiles in tow
Google's has never been shy at continually iterating on its wares, and today it's Maps on Android's turn. Headlining the 6.5 release is the above ICS-only revamp of the Navigation home screen, whi...
06:11 pm EDT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Engadget Tim Cook meets Chinese Vice Premier in Beijing, talks IP law, worker rights
Tim Cook's visit to China this week marks his first as Apple's CEO, but what originally appeared to be a casual jaunt to Beijing with possible carrier meetings on the agenda, has turned out to be a c...
05:51 pm EDT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Engadget Google+ gives you a few more reasons to Hangout, put mustaches on things
So you've started a Hangout on Google+ with some pals. Now what? Are you just going to sit around and talk? Thanks to some new additions to the social network, you don't have to rely solely on ...
05:42 pm EDT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Engadget Motorola Xoom WiFi gets first official dibs on Android 4.0.4
Tales of leaked Android 4.0.4 builds have been told for months, and we've even heard whispers of 4.0.5 coming to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in the very near future. We still haven't seen any official ...
05:26 pm EDT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Engadget Tapose resurrects Courier concept for the iPad, rubs salt in your wounds (video)
Did you, like most of us, mourn the death of Microsoft's Courier like it was a relative that you never got to know as well as you would have liked. Well, as long you're willing to settle for just a s...
04:59 pm EDT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Engadget Apple, Samsung, HTC and Sony sued over graphics rendering patents
Sometimes, you have to go all-in. Why not sue all the leading smartphone makers at once? That's what Graphics Properties Holdings is doing, channeling the ghost (and intellectual back-catalogue) of ...
04:30 pm EDT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile's next MyTouch: Huawei Ascend G312 QWERTY hands-on
First the leaked product shots, then the Mr. Blurrycam pictures, and now the real deal in our own hands! When we spotted this upcoming T-Mobile MyTouch slider, we just so happened to be chilling out ...
04:22 pm EDT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Engadget Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) takes a ride through the FCC
Remember this guy, the titular sequel to Samsung's 10-inch tab? Well, it was just was given a passing grade by the FCC, meaning it's at least one step closer to hitting the shelves. The GT P5100 is t...
03:53 pm EDT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Engadget Google dives into personal analytics with new Account Activity feature
We recently saw Stephen Wolfram reveal what he called the personal analytics of his life (built from decades of meticulous data collection), and it looks like Google is now going some way towards ma...
03:33 pm EDT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Engadget ION Air Pro POV camera: shoot on the piste, upload to the cloud, we go hands-on (video)
You might think the POV / action sports camera world has been a bit of a two horse race recently. That could all change, however, now ION has muscled into the scene with its Air Pro HD sports camera....
03:05 pm EDT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Engadget Good Technology debuts 'first secure browser' for enterprise Android deployments
Good Technology is touting the latest addition to its Good Mobile Access (GMA) Android software suite, a secure browser. The company's GMA offering gives corporate foot soldiers armed with a smartph...
02:42 pm EDT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Engadget Box OneCloud learns from Dropbox and iCloud, allows simpler document editing on-the-go (video)
If you're an avid Box user, what we're about to say is apt to have a great, positive impact on your life. For everyone else -- well, chances are you aren't about to swap out of whatever cloud ecosyst...
02:14 pm EDT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Engadget Researchers develop new plastics that 'bleed' and heal like human skin
It looks like plastics may not be something for the squeamish in the not-too-distant future. Researchers from the University of Southern Mississippi recently revealed a new type of plastic they've b...
01:44 pm EDT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Engadget Sony pulls another game from PlayStation Store after new Vita exploit found
Sony's withdrawn Everybody's Tennis from the PlayStation Store after discovering it could be used to hack the PS Vita. The game was was pulled without warning (probably to the consternation of tennis...
01:36 pm EDT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Engadget Oh hey, AT&T's White Lumia 900
On AT&T? Couldn't imagine what a White Nokia Lumia 900 would look like with Ma Bell's branding on it? Then feast your eyes on the picture above. Just remember, it's not arriving on April 8th lik...
01:21 pm EDT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Engadget AMD's G-Series APUs now come with Integrity, other ethical constructs due later
AMD's G-Series APUs are the type of chips that'll nurse one pint of power at the bar for hours on end, driving set top boxes, medical equipment and tablet-style devices. Now the manufacturer's addin...
01:00 pm EDT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: Soundlazer speaker plays music with extreme focus
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject lin...
12:42 pm EDT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Engadget Cadillac focuses on safety with vibrating drivers' seats, other accident avoidance tech (video)
To say General Motors' Cadillac division is taking safety seriously on its upcoming 2013 vehicles would be an understatement. The automaker recently announced its high-tech accident avoidance package...
12:24 pm EDT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Engadget Adidas settlement avoids 'messi' THQ lawsuit over missing miCoach game
Adidas and THQ have decided to down swords and settle their differences out of court. The German sportswear company was lobbing $10 million worth of litigation at the software house after it failed t...
11:59 am EDT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Engadget Flat-panel TV shipments to fall for the first time ever in 2012?
The past fourteen or so years have been a great run for flat-panel TV sales, but according to IHS (formerly iSuppli), that run is finally going to turn in the down direction in 2012. The expected dro...
11:40 am EDT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Engadget Clarion's Android-running Mirage IVI: a head unit that can play Angry Birds
Remember the Clarion Malaysia IVI that was teased back in December? The company's just unveiled the finished product, which you can call Mr. Clarion Mirage. The Android-running car stereo, head unit...
11:06 am EDT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Engadget Apple offers refund over Australian 4G iPad confusion
Confused over Apple's liberal use of the 4G moniker? The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission reckons you have a point and took those concerns to Apple Australia. The company has now respon...
10:28 am EDT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Engadget Mozilla releases BrowserQuest for HTML5 gamers and warriors (video)
Mozilla is flexing its HTML5 muscles today, with a new game called BrowserQuest. Designed specifically for browser-based gaming, BrowserQuest brands itself as a "tribute to classic video games with ...
09:50 am EDT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Engadget Epson Moverio BT-100 3D goggles now shipping in the U.S. for $699
Any Americans out there wanna buy a wacky head-mounted 3D display? Then Epson's Moverio BT-100 micro-projection headset ought to be right at the top of the your not-so-long list of options. It's just...
09:21 am EDT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Engadget BBC News Online adapts mobile site to smartphone demands, doesn't discriminate against specs
Worried what your smartphone says about you? The Beeb isn't. That venerable British broadcasting institution is adopting a "four screens" strategy, with the overarching goal of creating a mobile new...
08:31 am EDT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Engadget Nokia unveils the Lumia 800 in China, calls it the 800C
So if you live out in China, and were counting down the days until you could get your hands on a legit Lumia 800 (or the 610), you're almost there. Nokia's slab of Windows Phone, renamed the 800C was...
07:56 am EDT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Engadget MIT's 3D solar cells take cubism to new energy efficient heights
The promise of free energy is an enticing one -- that's free as in renewable source, not cost. (This is capitalism, after all, someone's got to foot the bill.) Economic gripes aside, research outfits...
06:58 am EDT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Engadget Adobe releases Flash Player 11.2, AIR 3.2, still very much into gaming
Adobe has already hinted at its plans for Flash Player 11.2, but today, those plans finally became official. The company formally announced both 11.2 and AIR 3.2 this morning, reaffirming its commit...
06:14 am EDT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Engadget Lenovo outs Enterprise App Shop for business-oriented Android folks
We'd previously seen Lenovo work its app game by handing out dev classes to high schoolers, and now it's got some application bits for the grown-ups. Earlier today, the Chinese manufacturer introduc...
04:39 am EDT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Engadget Google celebrates Nelson Mandela with virtual museum
Google today announced the grand opening of the Nelson Mandela Digital Archive, an online collection of digitized photos, videos and documents centering around the former South African president. Th...
03:28 am EDT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Engadget Samsung ships five million Galaxy Notes in just five months
Five is an important number for Samsung's Galaxy Note. It has a 5.3-inch screen and now, just five months since it debuted Samsung has announced it's shipped five million units (the one million mark ...
02:02 am EDT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Engadget Roku players now have an official Plex channel with upgraded UI and new features
If you're a fan of Plex's media server software and Roku's do-everything hockey puck media streamers then today is your lucky day, as bringing the two together is now easier than ever. While Plex has...
01:10 am EDT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Engadget ASUS teases 'awesome new features' for Transformer Prime, doesn't say what they are
Like that one friend who cares enough to update everyone about a "killer party" they're headed to without saying where it is, the official ASUS Facebook page has dropped a teaser that is as tantalizi...
01:10 am EDT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Engadget ASUS teases 'awesome new features' for Transformer Prime, doesn't say what they are (update)
Like that one friend who cares enough to update everyone about a "killer party" they're headed to without saying where it is, the official ASUS Facebook page has dropped a teaser that is as tantalizi...
12:19 am EDT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Engadget Samsung's vacuum tube driven speaker lineup gets priced for US, available this Spring
It's no secret that Samsung's been teasing a major interest in premium audio since CES, blending digitally powered speakers with vacuum tube pre-amplifiers. We didn't get a chance to check the system...
12:19 am EDT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Engadget Samsung's vacuum tube driven speaker lineup gets priced for US, available this Spring (update)
It's no secret that Samsung's been teasing a major interest in premium audio since CES, blending digitally powered speakers with vacuum tube pre-amplifiers. We didn't get a chance to check the system...
11:29 pm EDT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Engadget Ubiquiti Networks beefs up outdoor wireless broadband networks with AirFiber
We won't be satisfied until we live on a planet where wireless internet waves travel at all points where oxygen is readily available, and it sounds as if Ubiquiti Networks is right there with us. The ...
10:41 pm EDT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Engadget Kindle Touch gets April 27th release date in Europe
Good news for our friends on the other side of the pond waiting to get their fingers on the Kindle Touch's e-ink display: nearly half a year after hitting the States, the e-reader is getting ready f...
10:12 pm EDT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Engadget Cute mini-robots compete for championship title, gladiator freedom (video)
If you thought a robot fighting championship just sounds like the plot for a Hugh Jackman vehicle, you'd be partly right. We'll tell you who does have the real steel though, the plucky fellas you see...
09:49 pm EDT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Engadget PSA: Real LCD HDTV refresh rates are getting harder to find behind marketing fluff
Electronics makers love a spec they can get behind and make the center point of their marketing efforts -- no matter how useless it is as a comparison. The undisputed be all arms race HDTV metric for...
09:27 pm EDT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Engadget Microsoft's 'HTTP Speed + Mobility' aims to make the web faster, could be the next big ping
We're generally satisfied with our internet performance, but we wouldn't say no to a speed boost. A Microsoft blog post reveals plans to enable just that, with the company's proposed "HTTP Speed &plu...
09:05 pm EDT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Engadget Department of Commerce and NTIA suggest spectrum sharing for government and commercial services
In 2010 President Obama stated, in no uncertain terms, that our country's competitive edge and technological leadership were conditional on our ability to open up broad swaths of spectrum for commerc...
08:44 pm EDT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Engadget KIRF Notes are the Slankets of the phablet world (video)
Today we've got a special treat for you: not one, but two knockoff Galaxy Notes from across the Pacific. Both lack the raw power of Sammy's 5.3-inch device, and even knock the resolution down to a pa...
08:27 pm EDT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Engadget James Cameron journeys to the Challenger Deep, lives to tell the tale in 3D (video)
It's easy for life to imitate art when you're armed with near billion dollar coffers. Taking a cue from his 1989 hit, The Abyss, James Cameron made a solo plunge down to the deepest part of the Earth...
08:11 pm EDT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Engadget AT&T Plus now in trial stages, lets loyal users in on special deals and more
Looks like racking up those loyal points may just pay off in the near future, as Ma Bell's rolling out a new loyalty program dubbed AT&T Plus. The free service -- which is only available in Hous...
07:57 pm EDT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Engadget PSA: HTC One X priced up to 330 in the UK, also available for free (update: $800 in Canada)
Chances are you're still melting over the impressive HTC One X benchmarks, and that's just the dual-core Snapdragon S4 taking care of business. As you may know, those of you in the Old Continent wil...
07:44 pm EDT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Engadget Coby's budget-minded Ice Cream Sandwich tablets go on sale
Eager to get a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich while you wait for an update on your phone? Then you now have another option to do so relatively cheaply if you don't mind venturing into Coby's bargain bi...
07:23 pm EDT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 292 - 03.27.2012
No guests this week, just us but we've got a quick and dirty podcast with news of TiVo's latest DVR plus some freshly updated iPad apps from Netflix and DirecTV. The Xbox 360 has its own new apps to ...
07:03 pm EDT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Engadget Sony's PlayMemories Studio now live on PSN, get your Playstation 3 photo-edit on
Yesterday's rumor about Sony launching PlayMemories Studio this week has just become fact. The $15 editing suite has just gone live on the PlayStation Store, enabling plebes to edit, organize and sha...
06:39 pm EDT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Engadget US Judge rejects Hasbro ASUS sales ban, Transformer Prime prevails
Coming up with original gadget names is tough work, and, after all, imitation is the most sincere form of flattery -- right? So it was no surprise when ASUS happened upon an alias that more than slig...
06:21 pm EDT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Engadget Kinect for Windows version 1.5 to be released in May
Seems like it was only yesterday that Microsoft took the wraps off version 1.0 of Kinect for Windows, putting the power of voice and gesture controls in the hands of the hoi polloi. Now, the gang in ...
06:01 pm EDT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Engadget Osaka University wants to shake your hand with its robotic glove (video)
Feel like you aren't connecting with the people you video chat with? A team from Osaka University has developed a robotic hand that'll start a chat by gripping your paw with the warmth and firmness ...
05:38 pm EDT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Engadget BMW and Toyota come together, right now, over batteries
Clue's in the headline, really. Car makers BMW and Toyota have finally gotten around to confirming that they're pairing up to research next generation lithium-ion batteries. The focus will be on buil...
05:12 pm EDT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Engadget Novatech Ultrabook range goes to nFinity, well, at least four
Novatech has just put its own spin on the Ultrabook theme, outing its new nFinity line of svelte, 14-inch, portables. The base model is driven by an i3 chip, 2GB of RAM, and 64GB of SSD storage, for ...
04:48 pm EDT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Engadget Two more Archos Arnova tablets roll through the FCC
When it rains Archos tablets, it pours Archos tablets. A day after The Arnova A9 G3 tablet strutted its way through the commission's approval process and into our hearts, two more members of the line...
04:26 pm EDT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Engadget Rovio acquires Futuremark Game Studios, seeks a life less poultry
In what's likely a proactive bid to prevent its one-note franchise from crashing down into unpopular orbit, Rovio's spreading its wings beyond that flock of malcontent fowl and adding to its in-house...
04:07 pm EDT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Engadget Xbox 360 apps now live for Comcast Xfinity TV, HBO Go and MLB.tv
Anxiously awaiting the arrival of those brand spanking new apps for your Xbox 360 console? Well, the wait is over. Video apps for Comcast Xfinity TV, HBO Go and MLB.tv have arrived on a number of co...
03:44 pm EDT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Engadget Hon Hai Precision snaps up 10 percent of Sharp in display tie-up
For those unaware, going at it alone in the cutthroat display business isn't exactly a recommended business approach. To wit, Sharp -- once a mainstay in the LCD industry -- has just sold an approxim...
03:23 pm EDT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Engadget RIM's latest patent details automatic volume adjustments based on handset placement
That moment when you physically hurt your ear by mashing your cellphone up against it in a futile bid to hear the person on the other end. That's the very moment that RIM's gunning to make history wit...
03:01 pm EDT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Engadget OnStar's Family Link tracking package launching in mid-April (updated: hands-on)
Looks like OnStar's finally ready to go live with the Family Link program it was talking up last summer. The service, which lets family members track vehicles for the low, low price of $3.99 (on top...
02:55 pm EDT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Engadget 30 million NFC-equipped phones shipped in 2011, could reach 700 million by 2016
Those working on life-changing uses for NFC in phones will now find it even harder to explain why life still hasn't changed. According to Berg Insight, annual global sales of NFC-equipped handsets in...
02:38 pm EDT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Engadget Apple secures patent on multiple-arm, multiple-frequency antenna design
If not for Leap Day, Apple would've seen this one granted a year to the day after it was filed; as it stands, 365 days will just have to do. At any rate, Apple has not only managed to secure a patent ...
02:33 pm EDT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Engadget Samsung launches Switch Grip QF20 WiFi camcorder, shoot with both guns
Samsung trotted out a cluster of new video shooters back at CES, including a refresh of its hand-impartial HMX-Q10 movie maker. Now, it looks like sinister filmmakers can finally get their (left) paw...
02:07 pm EDT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Engadget Harry Potter e-books now available to muggles
The Hunger Games may have had a heck of an opening weekend, but let's not forget who the top box office spot belongs to: a certain bespectacled boy wizard. Roughly a decade and half after the publica...
01:48 pm EDT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Engadget Apple patents ejectable SIM card tray as nano-SIM battle rages on
We're guessing it's just coincidental timing here, but it looks as if Apple has been granted a patent surrounding "ejectable component assemblies" that are designed to be "flush with the external sur...
01:43 pm EDT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Engadget LG Lucid becomes official on Verizon, can be yours March 29th for $80
That LG Lucid we've heard so much about lately? Yep, it's real, and Verizon is now ready to publicly acknowledge its existence.The LTE-capable device resides in the mid-range, but for $80 (with a tw...
01:18 pm EDT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Engadget Samsung's own Facebook page shows Galaxy Note wearing Ice Cream Sandwich
Hard to believe we're mere months from learning all about Android 5.0, and the lion's share of Android devices haven't even heard of v4.0. That said, Samsung already promised that its polarizing Gala...
01:01 pm EDT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Engadget MLB.tv lands on Xbox 360, gets cozy alongside ESPN and UFC
You knew it was coming, and now Microsoft's ready to make MLB.tv on your Xbox 360 official. Just like previous sporting efforts on the console, Redmond's gone and built a custom layer atop a partner'...
12:32 pm EDT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Engadget Remote smartphone diagnostics: the new Carrier IQ or helpful support tool?
The importance of privacy has been dwindling for quite some time, and smartphones have become one of the biggest culprits. Allegations against Carrier IQ, location-based tracking, the recent concerns...
12:00 pm EDT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Engadget BlueStacks App Player hits beta, supports ARM-written Android apps on x86-based Windows (video)
We've been eagerly anticipating the full-on release of BlueStacks' App Player, so imagine our excitement, now that the software has officially made the leap from its brief alpha stage to "beta-1" st...
11:39 am EDT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Engadget AT&T's Galaxy S II wants to play too, gets leaked Android 4.0 upgrade
AT&T's Galaxy S II was probably feeling a little left out in the cold when its younger, LTE-gifted sibling got its ICS coat early. Fortunately, yet another software upgrade has broken cover, cour...
11:05 am EDT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Engadget Fujifilm X-Pro1 packs for business class: $9000 lens suitcase revealed
Nestled at the head of Fujifilm's FinePix camera family, the X-Pro1 has now been coccooned in luxury. If you baulked at the $1,700 body-only price tag, you probably won't be interested in this limite...
10:33 am EDT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Engadget Don't bother buying Adobe Photoshop CS6 for your 32-bit Mac
Look, how many bits you choose to process in the privacy of your own home is entirely your business, but don't expect the latest Photoshop to work on anything less than a 64-bit multi-core Mac runnin...
10:04 am EDT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Engadget Nokia and Microsoft create AppCampus to teach devs how to make more Metro apps
Windows Phone may be picking up the pace in the hardware department thanks to some Nokia know-how, but the platform still lags behind its competition in the apps department. Team Redmond and team Esp...
09:33 am EDT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Engadget JAL gets twins as Boeing delivers two 787 Dreamliners
There's fashionably late and then there's Boeing 787 Dreamliner late -- something that the folks at Japan Airlines learned firsthand following a three-year delay for the highly anticipated aircraft. ...
08:57 am EDT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Engadget Sony gets a Kaz-style kick to its corporate guts, emphasizes its oneness
Kazuo Hirai doesn't officially grab the reins as Sony's CEO and President until April 1st, but in reality he's already at the stirrups. He's making a number of exec-level switches that he hopes will ...
08:00 am EDT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Engadget Logitech UE Air Speaker brings AirPlay streaming in April for $400
The AirPlay market doesn't seem to be shrinking anytime soon, giving Logitech ample opportunity to tread on ground already marked by the likes of JBL and Klipsch. This morning, the outfit's introduci...
07:26 am EDT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Engadget Leaked doc indicates T-Mobile could raise 5GB and 10GB data prices on April 4th
An alleged Magenta-branded memo's managed to find its way out of store lockup and land at the TmoNews offices, revealing some not-so-good news for potential future customers. Per the leaked document...
06:22 am EDT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Engadget HTC One X for AT&T benchmarked: impressive, most impressive
The One X is not officially here... yet. That hasn't stopped someone from putting the new superphone through the benchmarking wringer, however. Turns out, that dual-core Snapdragon S4 SoC may be all ...
05:27 am EDT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Engadget Xbox 360 Comcast, HBO and MLB.tv apps arrive today on consoles used more for video than games
Microsoft has confirmed via multiple mainstream media outlets that today is the day for several more high-profile video apps to appear on its Xbox 360, namely Comcast Xfinity TV, HBO Go and MLB.tv. T...
04:34 am EDT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Engadget Onkyo intros a new pair of TX-NR AV receivers, prices start at $999
Shortly after introducing its entry-level TX-NR515 and TX-NR616 receivers, Onkyo is taking the wraps off of a fresh pair of souped-up, pricier AV boxes. Both part of the TX-NR family, the TX-NR717 (...
02:42 am EDT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Engadget Japanese court orders Google to halt Instant search for suggesting one man be fired
Could Google Instant suggest you out of a job? According to one Japanese man's claims, that search algorithm is precisely what landed him a pink slip and permanent spot on the unemployment line. The ...
01:17 am EDT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Engadget Samsung does some awesome face projection to push Galaxy Y Duos (video)
So, imagine that you're Samsung, and you're looking to promote your double-SIMed Galaxy Y Duos smartphone. How to go about it? How about performing a cool light show on some dude's face? That's the a...
12:12 am EDT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Engadget They Might Be Giants fans celebrate 'Apollo 18' anniversary with geekiest tribute imaginable
We love us some They Might Be Giants, and not just because the two Johns took the time to sit down with us for an episode of The Engadget Show last year. Of course, we're not the only ones out there ...
11:17 pm EDT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Engadget Slick Google Voice integration may not be Sprint exclusive for long
Despite it's rocky start, we wouldn't blame you for being a little jealous of Sprint's tight integration with Google Voice. Well, the relationship between the two might not be exclusive for much long...
10:36 pm EDT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Engadget Must See HDTV (March 26th - April 1st)
Game of ThronesHBO's hottest new series is back with a new season, and there should be plenty of action in all forms coming along with it. Whether it's through betrayal, all out warfare or political ...
10:07 pm EDT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Engadget HTCSense.com to shutter service April 30th, facelift on the way
Have you linked your personal data to HTCSense.com's cloud? Did you even know that was possible? Well, tough luck Johnny-come-latelies because it's too late now, anyway, as that feature is destined t...
09:32 pm EDT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Engadget Fisker plans to replace the battery packs on 640 Karma sedans
Fisker Automotive hasn't exactly had the smoothest of launches for its all-electric Karma sedan, and it's now been dealt yet another small setback. As Wired Autopia reports, Fisker now plans to repla...
09:03 pm EDT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 5:30PM ET
It's Monday, and almost as regular an occurrence as the day itself, we're here to help by letting you listen into the recording booth when the Engadget HD podcast goes to mp3 at 5:30PM. Please be a pa...
08:36 pm EDT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Engadget Microsoft releases update to Windows Phone SDK, adds support for 256MB devices
A 7.1.1 update to the Windows Phone SDK has just hit Microsoft's servers today with tools tailored for Tango's lowered memory support in tow. According to the company's Windows Phone Developer Blog, ...
08:04 pm EDT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Engadget HTC T328w to be the Wind beneath Chinese consumer wings?
Invasion of the One S chassis snatchers? That certainly seems to be the case here, as a render and listing for the T328w -- what is supposedly HTC's Wind -- has popped up over on Chinese site, Tenaa....
07:26 pm EDT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Engadget Nivio brings the Windows desktop to your iPad and Galaxy Nexus, we go hands-on
Remember the hoo-hah OnLive cooked over some supposedly fast-and-loose Windows licensing? Well Nivio's been quietly rolling out its own, proudly licensed, version of a cloud-based Windows desktop. I...
06:49 pm EDT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Engadget FTC wants new privacy framework: asks for simple controls, transparent policies
There's plenty of people bothered by the dossiers of data companies like Facebook and Google can (and do) compile on their users, particularly in places across the pond. Now, the Federal Trade Commis...
06:13 pm EDT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Engadget MOG launches iPad app, adds to the list of slate-streaming options
Looking to bring that MOG subscription to your new Apple slate? You're in luck. The music streaming service that has been making headlines over the past week is now getting cozy on the iPad. Via the...
05:46 pm EDT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Engadget Archos Arnova A9G3 tablet bares its backside for the FCC
Tablets have fared far better than smartphones under Ice Cream Sandwich's Lady Liberty embrace. While the market's seen a paucity of smaller-screened Android 4.0 devices, the opposite is true of its ...
05:13 pm EDT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Engadget Apple's new iPad gains Chinese certification, could head to retail soon
Apple's newest iPad could be making a trek over to the Orient very soon, if this latest regulatory filing is any indication. As recently as last week, China's Quality Certification Center granted tha...
04:42 pm EDT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Engadget TiVo sues Time Warner Cable, Motorola Mobility in fresh patent assault
Four days ago TiVo abandoned its protracted patent litigation against Microsoft and we sighed in relief at the idea that people were learning to just get along. Our respite was short lived, however, ...
04:15 pm EDT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win a limited edition Sonos Play:3 and ZoneBridge, courtesy of Sonos!
We're not settling down after last weekend's crazy pair of giveaways -- in fact, we're just getting started! When it comes to bragging rights, a solid limited edition product to show off can't be bea...
03:43 pm EDT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Engadget HTC partners with Intertrust, buys 20 percent of SyncTV
It's been a while since we've heard the name SyncTV 'round these parts, but perhaps we'll be seeing a bit more of it now that HTC has a stake in the streaming video company. As part of a deal with In...
03:00 pm EDT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Show 31: Douglas Rushkoff, Sony, iRobot, MWC and air combat
We're back in our old digs, and boy do we have a lot of show for you. Tim and Brian kick things off in style with a high flying segment involving planes, all-terrain vehicles, a desert sandstorm an...
02:32 pm EDT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Engadget Logitech's business webcam is an eye on a stalk, and it's pointin' at you
Resembling a surveillance unit from a sinister dystopia, Logitech's newest webcam is strictly for the corporate environment only. The BCC950 Conference Cam holds a Carl Zeiss-lensed HD webcam atop a...
01:52 pm EDT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Engadget AT&T confirms HTC Titan II to join Lumia 900 on April 8th for $200 (video)
Looking to pick up a Windows Phone handset on Big Blue? You might want to sit tight for a few days. AT&T has just confirmed to us that the HTC Titan II will be hitting the carrier's U.S. stores o...
01:37 pm EDT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Engadget Sony to add photo editing to PlayStation 3's repertoire this week?
Limber up those thumbs gaming gurus, because a new challenge may be on its way to your PlayStation 3 console: photo editing. PCWorld is reporting that Sony will be rolling out some new "photo editin...
01:00 pm EDT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Engadget Digital Storm launches Aventum range with Cryo-TEC cooling system
The last thing you want when things are getting hot in the battlefield, is for things to start heating-up under your desk too. Digital Storm's been back in the lab, looking for ways to prevent just t...
12:51 pm EDT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Engadget World demands justice for Galaxy Nexus owner who 'beat' Windows Phone
Now here's a little righteous indignation to liven up your Monday. It's the sorry and admittedly one-sided tale of Galaxy Nexus-owner Sahas Katta, who claims he beat a "Get Smoked" Windows Phone chal...
12:46 pm EDT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 900 to hit AT&T on April 8th with $100 price tag in tow
Those of you stateside Windows Phone hopefuls just dying to get on the Lumia bandwagon will have a new handset to jump on beginning early next month. AT&T has confirmed to CNET that the Lumia 900...
12:46 pm EDT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 900 to hit AT&T on April 8th with $100 price tag in tow (video)
Those of you stateside Windows Phone hopefuls just dying to get on the Lumia bandwagon will have a new handset to jump on beginning early next month. AT&T has confirmed to CNET that the Lumia 900...
12:28 pm EDT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Engadget Angry Birds Space hits 10 million mark in three days
In its opening weekend (give or take a day or two) Rovio's space-based reinvention has picked up more than 10 million downloads. Presumably assisted by its freebie status on Android devices, Rovio's...
11:54 am EDT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Engadget Hume: the bipedal 'Parkour' robot (video)
A future threatened by wild robotic rottweilers with no humanoid dog-walkers to keep them in check? That must not happen. Fortunately, we'll have a fleet-footed droid named "Hume" to keep us safe: he...
10:59 am EDT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Engadget NEC's tactile touchscreen nudges at the future (video)
A touchscreen's fatal flaw is its lack of feedback: imagine the satisfaction if you could feel those Angry Birds as they flew across the screen. NEC and the Tokyo Institute of Technology wanted a sim...
10:01 am EDT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Engadget Apple ready to license its nano-SIM design for free, on one not-so-nano condition
If you hadn't heard, there are two rival nano-SIM designs going around, but only room for one of them to become an industry standard. Nokia, Motorola and RIM sit together in one corner, and we've alre...
08:00 am EDT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Engadget ICS upgrade leaks for AT&T's Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
We bet that when you decided to skip AT&T's regular Galaxy S II in favor of the 4.5-inch LTE Skyrocket variant, you hadn't counted on being left behind by the ICS wave. But that's what's happenin...
06:43 am EDT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Engadget Huawei hardware won't be part of National Broadband Network, says Australia
Huawei just can't catch a break -- first the US blocks it from being a part of its first responder wireless network, and now, Australia is following suit. According to the Australian Financial Review...
02:52 am EDT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Engadget How would you change the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus?
We're big fans of Samsung's work and the prevailing feeling is that the Galaxy Tab 8.9 is the pinnacle of the family. The original 7-incher was too expensive and ran Android 2.2, so we were delighte...
02:13 am EDT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 131 - 03.25.2012
This week, the Engadget Mobile Podcast is freer than free 4G and now features 1000% more Sascha Segan. So what are you waiting for, really?Hosts: Myriam Joire (tnkgrl), Brad Molen, Joseph VolpeGuest:...
01:33 am EDT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Engadget Square's Card Case rechristened 'Pay with Square,' is first to bring geo-fenced hands-free payments to Android
You might know Square for accepting payments on your smartphone via a cute dongle, but you're probably less familiar with its second offshoot, Card Case -- a separate app that has enabled hands-free...
12:26 am EDT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: supersonic biplane, urban algae farm and magnetic tattoos
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-efficient transportation soared to new heights th...
11:14 pm EDT - Sun, March 25, 2012
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of March 19th, 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...
09:30 pm EDT - Sun, March 25, 2012
Engadget Switched On: Tablets are toys. No, really.
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. Ever since the tablet market exploded, we've seen we've seen a wide range of designs find both success and failure. Bu...
08:13 pm EDT - Sun, March 25, 2012
Engadget Major ISPs agree to FCC's code of conduct on botnets, DNS attacks
The FCC's campaign to secure the internet gained new momentum last week, when a group of major ISPs signed on to a new code of conduct aimed at mitigating cybercrime. Adopted by the FCC's Communicat...
06:56 pm EDT - Sun, March 25, 2012
Engadget AT&T Labs, Carnegie Mellon research haptic-feedback steering wheel for turn-by-turn directions
A force-feedback steering wheel. It's quite literally the stuff of racing games, and AT&T labs, along with Carnegie Mellon, is researching the possibly of throwing similar tech into your real-wor...
04:08 pm EDT - Sun, March 25, 2012
Engadget What do Samsung and Phones 4u have to show the UK on March 30th?
We're not saying this could be the date-of-reveal for the Galaxy S III, but we also can't say it's not. What we can surmise, however, is that either Samsung or UK retailer Phones 4u (possibly both) a...
02:54 pm EDT - Sun, March 25, 2012
Engadget Harry Potter Wizards Collection brings home all eight movies on a ridiculous 31 discs (video)
Now that all of the Harry Potter movies have been released, Warner Bros. has seen fit to slide them together in one truly epic set. Harry Potter Wizard's Collection spans 31 discs including the theat...
02:54 pm EDT - Sun, March 25, 2012
Engadget Harry Potter Wizard's Collection brings home all eight movies on a ridiculous 31 discs (video)
Now that all of the Harry Potter movies have been released, Warner Bros. has seen fit to slide them together in one truly epic set. Harry Potter Wizard's Collection spans 31 discs including the theat...
11:35 am EDT - Sun, March 25, 2012
Engadget NRG to bring 200 fast-charging EV stations to the Golden State, pump $100 million into CA infrastructure
Way back before NRG was making electric DeLoreans and building solar power plants, it co-owned a slew of power facilities in California with Dynegy -- an energy outfit that got caught up in a long-te...
11:22 am EDT - Sun, March 25, 2012
Engadget Sky Anytime+ now available via all broadband providers
We knew it was coming, but now it's finally landed. Yep, those Sky+HD subscribers who get their internet from elsewhere are now free wander into the formerly fortified town of Anytime+. For...
08:35 am EDT - Sun, March 25, 2012
Engadget NRG to bring 200 fast-charging EV stations to the Golden State, pump $100 million into CA infrastructure
Way back before NRG was making electric DeLoreans and building solar power plants, it co-owned a slew of power facilities in California with Dynegy -- an energy outfit that got caught up in a long-te...
08:22 am EDT - Sun, March 25, 2012
Engadget Sky Anytime+ now available via all broadband providers
We knew it was coming, but now it's finally landed. Yep, those Sky+HD subscribers who get their internet from elsewhere are now free wander into the formerly fortified town of Anytime+. For...
04:57 am EDT - Sun, March 25, 2012
Engadget Could Fido be joining the Canadian LTE club?
Those of you living north of the border have a few LTE options already, but could we see one more being added to the list? Depending on how that murky image above is to be understood, then maybe we w...
02:55 am EDT - Sun, March 25, 2012
Engadget Ask Engadget: using an iPad as a remote viewfinder?
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 is from William who is looking for an solut...
12:41 am EDT - Sun, March 25, 2012
Engadget Instagram opens signup page for Android port, release date still unknown
It's no secret that one of the most popular apps to ever hit the App Store will soon be coming to Android, and if you'd prefer to be one of the very first on your block to be notified... well, there'...
12:12 am EDT - Sun, March 25, 2012
Engadget XBMC Eden officially steps out of beta, available for download now
Been snacking on popcorn with the beta build of XBMC 11.0 Eden since it got released last December? If, you'll be pleased know that the full-on release version is now officially available for downlo...
11:27 pm EDT - Sat, March 24, 2012
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of March 19th, 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 past week, we've spotted the Lumia 610 in ...
09:10 pm EDT - Sat, March 24, 2012
Engadget World's largest telescope underway, scientists definitely observe big bang
Once again astronomers are observing formative explosions, but this time a little bit closer to home. Three million cubic feet of planet earth is being blasted from the Chilean Andes as work on what ...
06:36 pm EDT - Sat, March 24, 2012
Engadget Chrome OS coming to ARM?
Many moons ago, Google made it quite clear we wouldn't be seeing its browser-based OS on any tablets or phones, but it never said Chrome OS wouldn't run on devices powered by similar silicon. In fact,...
05:00 pm EDT - Sat, March 24, 2012
Engadget Apogee MiC review
It's no secret that a few of us here at Engadget HQ have an affinity for mobile recording tech. Perhaps you could blame some of our fledgling amateur music careers, but at any rate, we love to get o...
03:36 pm EDT - Sat, March 24, 2012
Engadget RIM putting BlackBerry 10 test units in developers' hands in May
It's telling, perhaps, when a VP for your company uses the word "finally" while discussing plans to release test models for your upcoming mobile operating system -- but it's certainly a pretty accura...
12:43 pm EDT - Sat, March 24, 2012
Engadget Chevrolet replacing 120-volt power cords on most Volt automobiles
If you're one of the 10,000 or so folks who pay insurance on a Chevrolet Volt, you may have a new cable coming your way. According to The Detroit News and Yahoo! Autos, General Motors will soon be sen...
10:28 am EDT - Sat, March 24, 2012
Engadget Epic Mickey 2 controllers invoke the power of the brush, are made for you and me
Do you like your M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E with a side of eXtreme? So do the developers at Junction Point, which is why a sequel to the mouse's first Epic is on its way. But the impending release of that...
08:17 am EDT - Sat, March 24, 2012
Engadget Huawei Fusion arrives at AT&T, lets you Go prepaid with Gingerbread for $125
Hey, not everyone needs a bunch-of-core superphone tied down to a two-year contract, so it's always nice to have some solid prepaid options, right? If you shook your head yes to that, you'll be plea...
08:17 am EDT - Sat, March 24, 2012
Engadget Huawei Fusion arrives hits AT&T's GoPhone lineup, prepaid Gingerbread for $125
Hey, not everyone needs a bunch-of-core superphone tied down to a two-year contract, so it's always nice to have some solid prepaid options, right? If you shook your head yes to that, you'll be plea...
08:17 am EDT - Sat, March 24, 2012
Engadget Huawei Fusion hits AT&T's GoPhone lineup, prepaid Gingerbread for $125 (update)
Hey, not everyone needs a bunch-of-core superphone tied down to a two-year contract, so it's always nice to have some solid prepaid options, right? If you shook your head yes to that, you'll be plea...
05:54 am EDT - Sat, March 24, 2012
Engadget NVIDIA CEO suggests Kepler GPUs could be headed to future 'superphones'
NVIDIA looking for a piece of next-generation smartphones shouldn't come as much of a surprise to anyone, but CEO Jen-Hsun Huang dropped a few details in a recent email to staffers that's sure to sp...
03:33 am EDT - Sat, March 24, 2012
Engadget Motorola Connected Home Gateway home automation all-in-one hits the FCC with Verizon tags
We first got our eyes on Motorola's Connected Home Gateway home automation box during CES 2012, and now that it's passed through the FCC it should be ready to do its all-in-one magic in real consumer...
01:58 am EDT - Sat, March 24, 2012
Engadget Permoveh personal vehicle prototype can travel sideways, diagonally (video)
We've seen all sorts of great ideas to assist with personal mobility, and we think this prototype is up there with the rest of them. The Permoveh (from Personal Mobile Vehicle) was developed by Komor...
12:33 am EDT - Sat, March 24, 2012
Engadget US Army debuts app marketplace prototype: iOS first, Android coming soon
The promise of an Army app store has been bandied about for quite a while now, but it looks like it's slowly becoming a reality. The US Army has today officially announced a prototype of the Army So...
11:00 pm EDT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Engadget FCC Fridays: March 23, 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...
09:33 pm EDT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Engadget Xbox 360's Comcast Xfinity TV app in beta testing, won't count against data caps when it launches
We're still waiting for the Comcast Xfinity TV app to appear on our Xbox 360 dashboards, but word is its beta tests have expanded to cover more Microsoft and Comcast employees, and it could launch as...
09:01 pm EDT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Engadget Rdio inks deal to license UK music, but doesn't offer up a visit date
One of those other music subscription services has inched towards British shores, announcing a licensing deal with PRS for Music, a not-for-profit organization representing around 85,000 songwriters ...
08:25 pm EDT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Engadget Apple updates iTunes Movie Trailers app, lets your Retina watch high-res teasers
Following in the steps of apps like Kindle, Evernote, Vimeo and most recently Netflix, Apple's Movie Trailers app has been on the receiving end of a Retina-friendly refresh. Version 1.1 doesn't reve...
08:01 pm EDT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Engadget Listen to the Engadget Mobile Podcast at 5PM ET, with special guest Sascha Segan!
We enjoy having special guests on the podcast from time to time, because it's nice to get a unique perspective on some of the latest happenings in the world of mobile. And we think you'll be happy wi...
07:46 pm EDT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Engadget MOG opens its doors to Windows with new desktop application
Been aching to get your MOG on, now that music streaming service is all over the news, after all that acquisition talk? The proposition just got a bit easier with the introduction of a new applicati...
07:33 pm EDT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: Galileo, the remote control camera from the men behind the Gorillapod
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...
07:08 pm EDT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Engadget Engadget Podcast 286 - 03.23.2012
We'd normally use this space to give you a little insight into what might happen on this week's edition of the Engadget Podcast but if you're reading this, you probably already know, and Tim's not ar...
06:41 pm EDT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Engadget Sony VAIO VCC111 Chromebook passes through FCC, Chrome OS flies its flag
Wondering if Chrome OS has a future? Wonder no more. After Samsung and Acer ushered out Chromebooks of their own following Google I/O 2011, it looks as if Sony's planning to usher in one of its own p...
06:00 pm EDT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Engadget Toshiba AT200 review
This waif of a tablet certainly took its sweet time getting here. We first laid eyes on this lightweight beauty last August and while it still hasn't landed in the US just yet (under the guise of th...
05:36 pm EDT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Engadget Digital gaming soars nine percent, still knows nothing of rarity value
It's already chewed up some big names on the retail scene, but the game-downloading trend shows no sign of being sated. Fresh figures from market research firm NPD show that American digital game sal...
05:15 pm EDT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Engadget TiVo Premiere 500GB coming Sunday along with lower prices for service, XL and Elite DVRs
The new TiVo Premiere featuring an upgraded 500GB hard drive (65 percent more storage than the old 320GB unit) that we spotted this morning is official, and will start shipping March 25th -- but that...
04:41 pm EDT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Engadget Nokia goes bullet time on snowboarders, the '90s wants its culture back (video)
Nokia's been an annual fixture at the Open Snowboarding Championships for a few years. While one gets sponsorship dollars, the other gleans a slice of snow sport cool. At this year's event, Nokia rig...
04:00 pm EDT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Engadget Engadget Primed: Camera metering explained
Primed goes in-depth on the technobabble you hear on Engadget every day -- we dig deep into each topic's history and how it benefits our lives. You can follow the series here. Looking to suggest a pie...
03:41 pm EDT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Engadget PSA: Get your new iPad today in Austria, Ireland, Mexico and many other places
If your homeland wasn't part of the initial iPad roll out we've got good news -- today is the day for iOS tabletry. Maybe. The latest slab of Retina display-equipped machinery out of Cupertino is lan...
03:09 pm EDT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Engadget High-res Mountain Lion art could point to Retina Macs in 2012
Apple developers test-driving the latest Mountain Lion (10.8) release may have noticed some higher-res graphics erroneously popping up in "unexpected places," such as the double-size phone icon that a...
02:41 pm EDT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Engadget NVIDIA's GTX 680 tested in SLI and multi-display modes, loses some of its lead
Just hours after our review round-up of the new GeForce GTX 680 graphics card yesterday, a Dutch site has managed to test multiple cards in different (but invariably exorbitant) SLI modes. One of the...
02:11 pm EDT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Engadget Visualized: Space Needle slingshot readies 35-foot Angry Bird for launch
If it doesn't make it, we can just hit restart, yeah?[Photo credit: Rod Mar]Visualized: Space Needle slingshot readies 35-foot Angry Bird for launch originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 23 Mar 201...
01:41 pm EDT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Engadget China Unicom says partnering with Apple was a good thing, we feign surprise
China Unicom saw a 14 percent bump in profits for 2011, with company execs attributing much of that gain to its exclusivity deal on the iPhone. Despite the increased income, China's second largest ne...
01:15 pm EDT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Engadget Distro Issue 33 takes on Apple's new iPad -- Now in HD!
Late last week, Apple unleashed its new iPad on the world, and in this issue of Distro we'll let our review of the hi-res tablet loose on you. While the iPad may be out in front in terms of sales tod...
12:43 pm EDT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Engadget What if trees could be used as batteries?
Yes, our bark-skinned friends are nice and beautiful and we shouldn't mess with them too much. But here's the thing: we already chop them down for paper, so why not use their spare woody meat for ba...
12:11 pm EDT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Engadget Carpathia wants to delete orphaned Megaupload data, pay the bills
The Federal shut down of Megaupload did more than jail its founders, scare its competitors and worry its users -- it also left Carpathia Hosting footing a $9,000 a day bill. The outfit previously agr...
11:21 am EDT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Engadget Intel leaks: ValleyView chip could bring 4x graphics boost to netbooks in 2013
One of many reasons to still be excited about Ivy Bridge is the integrated HD4000 graphics, which are zippy enough to handle Skyrim at modest settings. Desktoppers may not be so enthused if they stic...
11:01 am EDT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Engadget Angry Birds Space won't land on Windows Phone, Redmond gets no stars
While no doubt swathes of Android and iOS users have experienced massive productivity slumps since Angry Birds Space came out this week, Windows Phone owners will be left staring at their spreadsheet...
11:01 am EDT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Engadget Angry Birds Space won't land on Windows Phone, Redmond gets no stars (Updated: OK, maybe it will)
While no doubt swathes of Android and iOS users have experienced massive productivity slumps since Angry Birds Space came out this week, Windows Phone owners will be left staring at their spreadsheet...
10:47 am EDT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Engadget SugarSync 3.0 hits the iPad with revamped interface
Cloud storage provider SugarSync has already rolled out an updated version of its Android app this month, but it's now already back again with a major new release for iPad users. That comes in the fo...
09:53 am EDT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Engadget Western Union debuts WUPay digital platform, misses the point of convenience entirely
Modernization's not for everyone -- just take a look at Western Union. That 19th century institution's finally getting its virtual act together, introducing a new digital payments platform today, dub...
08:52 am EDT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Engadget Griffin's Helo TC Assault helicopter now on sale, gives you yet another way to annoy co-workers
It was way back at CES when Griffin's Helo TC Assualt chopper first landed on our radar, and now it's set for retail takeoff. Remember the original TC we played with last summer? This Airwolf-inspir...
07:47 am EDT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Engadget TiVo Premiere DVRs may get more storage soon, $149 500GB units appear for preorders
Just like the initial run of TiVo Premiere DVRs two years ago, it appears that a refreshed version has been spotted at retail prior to any official announcement from the company. TiVo may be waiting ...
06:41 am EDT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Engadget Congressmen ask devs of 34 iOS apps about user privacy
In the wake of the Path address book fiasco, Congressmen Henry Waxman (D-CA) and G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) have followed up their initial query to Apple about privacy issues by contacting the people an...
05:34 am EDT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Engadget 8-bit Mad Men Choose Your Own Adventure looks awesome, is awesome (video)
Hearing "8-bit", "Mad Men", and "choose your own adventure" all in one sentence is a bit too much for us to handle. But yes, that's very much what we have here. So, if you just can't hold out those ...
04:19 am EDT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Engadget Nokia releases Play To beta, updates Music app for Windows Phone
To follow its announcement of updated Nokia Drive, Maps and Transport apps (and not to forget Creative Studio), the firm in Finland now has two more servings of software to crow about for its Lumia l...
03:32 am EDT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Engadget Leica's M9-P to be offered in unicorn-guise, $31,770 and Japan-only
Currently drowning in more cash than sense? Do you also call the land of the rising sun home? Excellent, as we've found the perfect camera just for you: the elusive white variant of Leica's M9-P. Res...
02:43 am EDT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Engadget Joystiq: Your mother-in-law is going to love Angry Birds Space
Rovio's furious fowl have fought menacing swine on traditional battlefields, foreign fronts and even through seasonal holidays -- outer space was obviously the next logical step. In case you somehow ...
02:00 am EDT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Engadget Minecraft heads to the Xbox 360 on May 9th, do not adjust your TV sets
It may not yet be quite the massive cultural phenomenon that Angry Birds is, but Minecraft is certainly no slouch in the ranks of little-games-that-could, and it's now set to expand its reach even f...
01:13 am EDT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Engadget NITDroid now available in alpha form, brings Android 4.0.3 to Nokia N9 (video)
It's hardly the first time we've seen Ice Cream Sandwich parading around on a phone that shipped with MeeGo, but for those waiting for a proper, (semi) stable release to try it on their own N9, heads...
12:41 am EDT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Engadget Bluetooth SIG embraces GNSS Profile 1.0 for GPS data sharing
Hot on the heels of a new Broadcom system that taps into the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) in order to reduce first-lock times, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group has quietly adopted GN...
12:03 am EDT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Engadget Watson lends a helping hand to cancer research, partners with Memorial Sloan-Kettering
Supercomputers at the forefront of medical practice? The notion is by no means a stretch of the imagination. Yet, research of this kind mostly goes unnoticed -- that is, unless the computational wiza...
11:38 pm EDT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Engadget Kindle app for Android updated with Send-to-Kindle functionality, lets you sling documents to green little robots everywhere
Fan of reading, you maverick you? Well if you're rocking an Android device, head on over to the Market Google Play and hit update on that Kindle app, as the online retailer from the Northwest has som...
11:14 pm EDT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Engadget HTC One V for Telus goes on the record with Sense 4.0 (video)
Remember the Legend? That, now ancient, lip-laden Android device has found a rebirth of sorts in the One V -- HTC's entry-level bid for budget smartphone dominance. Initially unveiled at this past Mo...
10:54 pm EDT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Engadget Fake Android store spotted in China, includes Apple shop-in-shop
While we often see robot-themed booths at events like MWC, we've never come across a Google-certified stand outside the show floors -- and chances are what you see above is definitely not it. This K...
10:31 pm EDT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Engadget iPhone shipments overtake BlackBerry in Canada, RIM now runner-up in its hometown
Heads up, RIM. The bad news train is coming to your backyard and only Mr. Heins can get you off the track. It appears not even local loyalties are enough to bolster the BlackBerry brand back into its...
10:13 pm EDT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Engadget Canon 5D Mark III hits US retailers, available in stores today
Well, that didn't take long at all. Hours after our Canon 5D Mark III review went live, we've received word that the camera is already available for purchase, and if you happen to live in New York Ci...
10:08 pm EDT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Engadget Facebook reportedly acquires 750 IBM patents, beefs up its IP profile
You don't take a few shots in the patent wars without gearing up for the next battle. According to a Reuters source, Facebook just armed itself with 750 IBM patents. The library of intellectual prope...
09:37 pm EDT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Engadget US DOJ sues AT&T for improper IP Relay billing, alleges millions in false claims to FCC
AT&T has violated the United States False Claims Act to the tune of "millions of dollars," according to a Department of Justice lawsuit filed this week. The DOJ alleges that the carrier intentiona...
09:23 pm EDT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Engadget AT&T rolls out Android 4.0 to HTC Vivid, other devices getting ICS in the 'coming months'
Be still our beating heart. Just two weeks ago we heard Android 4.0 -- that upgrade lovingly referred to as Ice Cream Sandwich -- would be reaching the HTC Vivid "in the coming weeks." We even saw th...
09:01 pm EDT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Engadget Google Voice gets an ICS update, brings visual voicemail to the missed call log
To date, it seems that Mountain View has employed a loose definition of the term "integrated," neglecting to offer such Google Voice features as a unified messaging inbox, or an option to access voi...
08:45 pm EDT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile to eliminate 1,900 US call center jobs, says more 'restructuring' ahead
T-Mobile USA CEO Philipp Humm sent word to his employees today that the company will be shuttering seven call centers, cutting a total of 3,300 jobs in the process. Affected employees will have the o...
08:30 pm EDT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live tonight at 5PM ET!
No Tim this week, but Brian will be holding things down in the New York studio with Terrence. Also joining via the internet for the first time is the one and only Billy Steele. Stay tuned. It's gonn...
08:00 pm EDT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Engadget IRL: Sony SmartWatch, Otterbox Universal Defender case and a Blendtec blender
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. At last! A ...
07:44 pm EDT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Engadget Live your life like there's no tomorrow with David Lee Roth in a box (video)
Seriously, guys, when was the last time you ran with the devil? It's been a while, hasn't it? Leave it to David Lee Roth to show us all the way, yet again, this time courtesy of Arduino-based soundbo...
07:23 pm EDT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Engadget Apple patent app portends gadgets made of glass
Thought all those shattered screens and iPhone 4 backplates would push Apple towards making mobile devices machined from aluminum like its laptops and tablets? Think again, friends, because a newly p...
07:05 pm EDT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Engadget Shocker: Windows 8 will be 'retina' display friendly
We suppose Microsoft didn't have to make Windows 8 play nice with the new rash of extremely pixel-dense displays. But, that would be tantamount to OS suicide. So, we're not particularly surprised to ...
06:38 pm EDT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Engadget Motorola intros MOTOACTV Golf Edition, doesn't come in pastel
Here's something for those who've wanted to slip their wrists into one of those MOTOACTV fitness watches, but don't really do the whole running thing. Motorola's introducing a Golf Edition of the dev...
06:00 pm EDT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Engadget Canon EOS 5D Mark III field review
Shoot in the dark. That's essentially what you can do with the Canon 5D Mark III -- with a top sensitivity of ISO 102,400, what was once unfathomable could soon become an acceptable standard. While p...
05:42 pm EDT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Engadget Facebook updates photo viewer with hi-res images and full-screen mode
No more than 24 hours after introducing you to Acquaintances, Facebook is rolling out a couple of new features for its photo viewer. The social network's fresh bits will let you get a resolutionary ...
05:42 pm EDT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Engadget Facebook updates photo viewer with high-res images and full-screen mode
No more than 24 hours after introducing you to Acquaintances, Facebook is rolling out a couple of new features for its photo viewer. The social network's fresh bits will let you get a resolutionary ...
05:22 pm EDT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Engadget Nokia to Apple: don't cha wish your nano-SIM was hot like ours?
Don't you hate it when the biggest wars can be started over the smallest things? This time around, we're referring to this in a very literal sense, as Apple has been putting the heat on (no, not that ...
05:04 pm EDT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Engadget US Cellular's first LTE device ships, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 claims the honor
Just under two months after being officially unveiled, US Cellular's first LTE device is now shipping. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it's a tablet taking the first journey out on the carrier's 4G superhigh...
04:39 pm EDT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Engadget TweetDeck gets updated with improved list management, inline media and more
You'll still have to wait a bit longer for a major update to the mobile apps, but Twitter has today rolled out some big changes to TweetDeck for Mac, Windows and Chrome. That includes some added opt...
04:31 pm EDT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Engadget Android SDK updated with big improvements to emulator and build system
We're not sure what anniversary the 17th is but, if we had to guess, we'd say its the x86 anniversary. Google has just released Revision 17 of the Android SDK and ADT and its packing an array of impr...
04:00 pm EDT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 preview (video)
Mobile World Congress, a debutante ball of sorts for the wireless industry, is an oddity; set against a landscape more famous for its modernist accents and marathon nightlife than propensity for forw...
03:43 pm EDT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Engadget Roland's Wireless Connect lets your iPhone and electronic instruments play nice sans cords
As if there weren't already enough devices out there for connecting musical instruments to iDevices, Roland's unveiled its latest entrant to the fray over at this year's Musikmesse. Combining a duo ...
03:26 pm EDT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Engadget NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 review round-up: see ya later, AMD
We've already been hands-on with NVIDIA's first Kepler GPU, but all those fancy features count for nuthin' if the benchmarks don't back them up. So do they? Huh? Do they? NVIDIA told us to expect a 1...
03:00 pm EDT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: Tabber lights up your fretboard, shows you the way to rock
The idea of a lighted fretboard isn't a new one by any stretch (how do you think the Fretlight got its compound name?), but there's something to be said for not having to buy a brand new guitar for ...
02:35 pm EDT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Engadget Nokia drops another 1,000 employees, Finnish plant focusing on software
To say it's been a rough year for Nokia would be a huge understatement. And things are only going to get worse before they get better. Case in point: the company just finalized an agreement to cut up...
02:00 pm EDT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Engadget LaCie 2big Thunderbolt series external HDD review
We've already seen what Thunderbolt's capable of when it's used in conjunction with a couple of high performance SSDs, but not everyone needs NAND to meet their external storage requirements. What ma...
01:35 pm EDT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Engadget Lovefilm now streams more content than it mails
Lovefilm has announced that for the first time, more content was viewed via its instant service than its DVD, Blu-Ray and Games rental divisions combined. The Amazon-owned company surpassed two mill...
01:00 pm EDT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Engadget Kepler comes of age: NVIDIA unveils GeForce GTX 680 desktop GPU, 600M series for laptops
NVIDIA's next-gen GPUs sure took their sweet time arriving, but the first of the Kepler crew is finally available in stores and its 28nm silicon is just itching to show off what it can do. You may be...
12:44 pm EDT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Engadget U.S. Department of Defense preps cyber rules of engagement, plans to work more closely with ISPs
The Pentagon left no room for argument last year when it declared cyber attacks a potential act of war. "If you shut down our power grid, maybe we will put a missile down one of your smokestacks," a ...
12:28 pm EDT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia's 'Made of Imagination' TV spot, directed by Wes Anderson (video)
Sony certainly has its fair share of legendary commercials, but its first major spot since taking over the smartphone torch from Sony Ericsson is a real gem. Dreamed up by an eight-year old longing f...
12:00 pm EDT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Engadget Acer Iconia Tab A510 with Tegra 3, Android 4.0 arriving in the US and Canada for $450
The curious thing about the Acer Iconia Tab A510 is that it's been out in the open for months -- we've even handled it -- but for whatever reason, Acer's never publicly acknowledged it as the success...
11:38 am EDT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Engadget Microsoft and TiVo agree to drop ongoing patent suits, we ask the world to follow
At last. A pair of companies decide that bickering (and spending) in the courtroom over patents just isn't worthwhile. In an era where it seems like every technology company under the sun is suing at ...
11:15 am EDT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Engadget Panasonic Eluga gets official launch date in Japan and Europe
No, it's not the noise of an air-raid siren. It's Panasonic's bold return to the smartphone game. Eluga admittedly isn't the most attractive of appellations, but in the flesh it's drop dead gorgeous...
10:27 am EDT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Engadget Google Street View takes you to the Amazon, without all the pesky piranhas
So, before a company of the same name started making your e-readers, the Amazon was a river. And now, thanks to Google, you can take a boat ride down that body of water, without having to deal with a...
09:32 am EDT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Engadget GroupM and Nielsen work to combine online and TV metrics
For too long Nielsen ratings have dealt with TV commercials and web ads as completely separate entities. Episodes of your favorite show streamed through a service like Hulu or from the channel's webs...
08:25 am EDT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Engadget Angry Birds Space now available for download, pigs will fly
Rejoice, casual gamers -- Angry Birds Space has landed! Rovio's latest game -- which we recently took for a spin on Samsung's Galaxy Note LTE at SXSW -- frees itself from the earth's gravitational pu...
07:51 am EDT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Engadget Zync unveils budget-friendly Z990, says it's India's first ICS tablet
India's undoubtedly seen its fair share of cheap slabs, but if folks are willing to shell out a bit more than 2,000 or 2,900 rupees, they can end up snagging a better-specced piece of hardware. Pric...
07:11 am EDT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Engadget Galaxy Note ICS upgrade pushed back to Q2, adds exclusive set of stylus-ready apps (video)
Unfortunately, Samsung's Galaxy Note won't join the Galaxy S II with its own upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich in Q1 as originally announced, since the company has now scheduled its arrival for Q2. It wi...
05:30 am EDT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Engadget Sony Japan announces ICS for tablets in late April, WiFi-only Tablet P April 21st
Owners of Sony's Tablet S and Tablet P can look forward to receiving Android 4.0.3 next month, at least in Japan. Beyond the latest and greatest Google-provided underpinnings, the update will also ex...
04:23 am EDT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Engadget Nokia Creative Studio brings panorama capture to Lumia handsets (hands-on)
Nokia recently launched a new photography app called Creative studio which is available in the Windows Phone Marketplace exclusively for its Lumia handsets. Part panorama stitcher, part photo filter...
04:01 am EDT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Engadget Adobe unveils Photoshop CS6 beta with redesigned UI and 65 new features, download it for free today
It's been two years since Adobe unveiled a new version of Photoshop, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that the company's engineers have been toiling away behind the scenes on a major update. The ou...
02:54 am EDT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Engadget Flurry: China's surpassed US in iOS and Android activations, but not smartphone install base (yet)
Color us unsurprised at the notion that the world's most populous country would one day be home to the greatest number of smartphones. That hasn't happened quite yet, but we're getting close per anal...
02:06 am EDT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Engadget Dragon's Lair landing on XBLA with Kinect support, lets you act out your princess-saving fantasies
The 1983 laserdisc classic Dragon's Lair is coming to Xbox LIVE Arcade. That much we knew. What has us excited is that it'll come with a new control scheme, one that relies not on well-timed button m...
01:24 am EDT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Engadget Synology outs DS412+, DS112 NAS drives, feeds the data hungry
If you're looking for somewhere to house all those high ISO shots you just took, then perhaps one of these new NAS drives from Synology will see you right. The DS412+ will be the one appealing t...
12:42 am EDT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Engadget Satellite images reveal 8,000 years of civilization, rooftop pranks
When on the hunt for ancient civilizations, it's not all about Pyramids and monuments. Archaeologists have developed a method of spotting smaller human settlements using spy-satellite photos from the...
12:01 am EDT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Engadget Spotify welcomes new apps from Warner, Def Jam, Matador, more
So, now that Rdio's got itself a fancy redesign, it's time for Spotify to fire back, right? The Swedish streaming service announced a new round of third-party apps, including selections from some big...
11:40 pm EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget Netflix iPad app upgraded with Retina quality icons and images now, HD video soon
Now that the third generation iPad has hit the streets even more apps are pushing out upgrades for its high-res display, and among the latest is Netflix. Version 2.1.1 adds not only high-res artwork ...
11:21 pm EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget Crux360 keyboard case for the new iPad ships May 12th, preorder now for $150
Looking to grab a keyboard case for those heavy typing duties on your new iPad? CruxCase has revealed the latest version of its Crux360 built for the most recent Apple slate with some new features t...
10:52 pm EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget ZTE's Tango-running Mimosa gets pictured, benchmarked
If you thought ZTE's insatiable lust for Windows Phone handsets ended with the Tania and the Orbit, then you haven't been keeping up with the company's plan for global domination. WPDang has reveale...
10:52 pm EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget ZTE's Tango-running Mimosa gets pictured, benchmarked (update: nope)
If you thought ZTE's insatiable lust for Windows Phone handsets ended with the Tania and the Orbit, then you haven't been keeping up with the company's plan for global domination. WPDang has reveale...
10:30 pm EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget Facebook helps you see less from mere 'Acquaintances,' Valentina Monetta approves (video)
Let's say you're trying to have a gander at Facebook, but given that you've well over twenty thousand friends and associates, keeping up with your news feed has become something of a challenge. Today...
10:02 pm EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget Gogo WiFi lands in more US Airways Airbuses and Embraers, intros Gogo Vision
Gogo isn't just tossing its mid-air wireless goodies toward Virgin and American, with US Airways being the latest to join the extra perks party. Per today's announcement, the airline is stuffing Gog...
09:31 pm EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget HTC Sensation ICS camera mod allows 20Mbps 1080p video, adds 'experimental' 1250 ISO
It looks as if yesterday's Tango isn't the only thing being delivered from the XDA forums, as user NODO-GT is hooking some of you up with a sensational hack. That is, if you're rocking an HTC Sensat...
09:13 pm EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget World's first two-megajoule ultraviolet laser fired in California: no, you can't buy one
The Wolverines may have concocted the "most intense" laser in the universe back in '08, but it's a group of grinners at the National Ignition Facility in Livermore, California that can now lay claim ...
08:50 pm EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget Dell issues BIOS update A03 for XPS 13 Ultrabook, gets a handle on fiesty fans
Can't say we noticed an extraordinary amount of blowing from our XPS 13 Ultrabook review unit, but for those with an optioned Core i7 model, you may want to give the source link a look. Down there, y...
08:29 pm EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget Broadcom extends fiber reach with BroadLight acquisition, intros new location architecture
Here's a question: did Broadcom get a 50 percent discount for acquiring a company that already had "Broad" in the name? Hard to say at this point, but regardless of semantics, the aforesaid company h...
08:15 pm EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget Google patent outlines ads targeted to 'environmental conditions'
The ad game is all about targeting: demographics, locations, keywords -- and really, few companies are more equipped to target users than Google. In case you were worried that the search giant doesn...
08:04 pm EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget Commodore Amiga Mini PC revealed: Core i7, 16GB of RAM and a Blu-ray drive
Yeah, an optical drive. You know, for folks who still appreciate the passing fads of life. Bitterness aside, Commodore is following up its retro-fabulous C64x with a new small-form-factor PC, the Ami...
07:50 pm EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget Google reportedly rethinking Google Wallet strategy, may share revenue with carriers
It's not a done deal just yet, but Bloomberg is reporting that Google could be about to make some big changes to the way it does business with Google Wallet. Citing people with knowledge of the proje...
07:35 pm EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget YouTube wants to make your crummy video slightly less crummy
Upload a lot of videos to YouTube, but still can't afford that tripod? No worries, the Google-owned video site today announced some welcome additions to its editor, which can detect problems with yo...
07:14 pm EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget Yamaha's singing keyboard makes X Factor even more redundant (video)
Tired of singers over pro-ho-ho-ho-nouncing every vowel? Perhaps the solution is to just remove their ilk from the equation altogether. That's the idea behind Yamaha's new Vocaloid Keyboard, which t...
06:40 pm EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget FCC weighs Dish 4G network and 700MHz interoperability
Let's temper our excitement -- the FCC is merely considering these proposals at the moment but, if either are adopted, it could permanently change the mobile broadband landscape. First up, the commis...
06:40 pm EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget FCC weighs Dish 4G network and 700MHz interoperability (updated)
Let's temper our excitement -- the FCC is merely considering these proposals at the moment but, if either are adopted, it could permanently change the mobile broadband landscape. First up, the commis...
06:27 pm EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget Verizon halts dubious third-party billing on landlines, years after landlines were 'in'
Okay, okay -- landlines are still useful. But rapidly growing, they are not. That said, Verizon is caving to congressional pressure in a relatively minor way, announcing that it'll be banning certain...
06:00 pm EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget SMS Audio SYNC by 50 wireless headphones review
Ah, celebrity-endorsed headphones -- whether it's Beats by Dre or Soul by Ludacris, you've always gotta wonder whether their actual sound-reproduction chops will match up with the steep price tags an...
05:37 pm EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget Google Maps improves 3D models of major landmarks
Google Maps has long sported 3D models of major world landmarks. Some of them, however, left something to be desired. For example, the Piazza del Duomo in Florence was missing its signature domes. No...
05:16 pm EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget DirecTV iPad app adds (some) TV and movie streaming 'Everywhere'
After adding live TV streaming features to the DirecTV iPad app last fall, the company is expanding the feature today by pushing an upgrade that lets viewers watch video (but no live TV, yet) even wh...
05:16 pm EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget DirecTV iPad app adds (some) TV and movie streaming 'Everywhere' (Update: beta)
After adding live TV streaming features to the DirecTV iPad app last fall, the company is expanding the feature today by pushing an upgrade that lets viewers watch video (but no live TV, yet) even wh...
05:05 pm EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget Einstein Archives website rolls out first phase of project to get 80,000 documents online
Believe it or not, there are still things that have yet to be put on the internet. That has included most of Albert Einstein's archives, a portion of which has previously been available, but which no...
04:41 pm EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget Instagram and Hipstamatic to announce photo-sharing partnership
Historically, Instagram has been the definition of closed. It's only available on one platform (iOS), and no third-party services were allowed to port content in via an API. According to Fast Company...
04:00 pm EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 review (Verizon Wireless LTE)
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 review (international edition) Verizon Galaxy Tab 7.7 with LTE hands-on Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus reviewSamsung's Galaxy Tab series boasts seven distinct models. Thro...
03:43 pm EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget Nissan Leaf to get minor range boost, prove Moore's Law doesn't apply to EVs
Fifteen months and 10,000 American sales later, Nissan is preparing a 2013 overhaul of its Leaf EV. What green and fresh bounties can we expect? Leather seats, a "darker" interior and more efficient ...
03:14 pm EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget Even cerebral palsy can't stop this dedicated video creator
Christopher Hill isn't your typical video producer. The youngster whipped up the clip after the break controlling his array of Macs almost entirely with a single switch. Chris has cerebral palsy, a s...
02:49 pm EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget Virgin Mobile USA restores service, apologizes for the inconvenience
A dozen or so hours after the carrier came clean with its most recent outage, Virgin Mobile USA service has been restored. Data, texts and calls should be flowing normally now, and the company has sta...
02:32 pm EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget Toshiba mystifies tablet-buying world with LT170 'budget' 7-incher
We'll be the first to admit that we don't understand Toshiba's tablet intentions. There are plenty of tantalizing prototypes and an abundance of confusingly branded models, but there's no overarching...
02:08 pm EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget Sky dubs upcoming internet TV service 'Now TV', chases those currently without pay-TV
After recently announcing plans to launch a new over-the-top internet based TV service in the UK Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch has revealed its name, Now TV, and what it will bring to customers. Speaking at...
01:16 pm EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget Boeing's SUGAR Freeze is a cool way to power a plane
No, not the sensation you get when you have gulped your ice cream too fast. SUGAR Freeze is the a new propulsion concept developed by Boeing that aims to revolutionize air travel. Standing for Subso...
01:01 pm EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget HP's imaging printing group combines with PC group, Printing and Personal Systems Group emerges
Rumor had it, and rumor was right. This morning, HP officially announced an organizational realignment that's set to "improve performance and drive profitable growth across the entire HP portfolio." ...
12:39 pm EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget Vietnam considers limiting SIM card access, suggests 18 per person is enough
How many SIM cards do you have in your stash? If your answer is less than three per operator -- of every network provider -- then you may have trouble sympathizing with the apparent plight of some Vi...
12:14 pm EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget UK retailer GAME goes into administration
Retailer Game, owner of the Game and Gamestation chains has entered administration. The chain has 1,270 outlets in Europe and Australia and rumors have circulated for months concerning unrest at the...
11:59 am EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget Republic Wireless to open next beta of hybrid VOIP service this summer
The $19 all-you-can-eat smartphone service that seemed great, then not-so-great, then great again is about to re-open public beta testing. We're told that the first phase of the beta is "going very w...
11:43 am EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget Samsung China Exec suggests Galaxy S III could land in April
Samsung's follow-up to the Galaxy SII is one hotly anticipated release, and amongst the swathes of design student mock-ups and plain old rumor, is the occasional word from the horses mouth. Speaking ...
11:19 am EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus M+ adds some minor hardware improvements, coming to metroPCS
LG's Optimus M has lingered around metroPCS' phone catalogue for over a year now and it looks like it's finally getting a similar-looking, but improved, replacement. Unfortunately, the Optimus M&plu...
11:01 am EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget MIT's laser-powered camera can detect objects hidden around corners (video)
One of the most thrilling things about human existence is that you never know what's lurking around the corner. It could be a newborn baby, a sweet job, a delicious churro -- doesn't really matter, b...
10:39 am EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget Robot jellyfish feeds on its surroundings, looks for a job in underwater surveillance
We've seen plenty of robots inspired by nature, but this robot jellyfish developed by researchers from University of Texas at Dallas and Virginia Tech goes one big step beyond mimicking a jellyfish'...
10:21 am EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget Orange says it'll bring LTE to all of its EU markets by 2015
Orange made a bold pledge to the future of Europe's "digital economy" yesterday, promising to bring 4G / LTE networks to all EU markets by the year 2015, and reaffirming its commitment to Africa and...
09:40 am EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget TripIt gets updated on Android tablets and phones: adds Honeycomb functionality, less data-hungry
TripIt's attempts to pull all of those travel itineraries, air miles and other loyalty cards has been given a refresh on both Android tablets and phones. On bigger devices running Android 3.0 or high...
08:55 am EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget FreedomPop rumored to introduce iPhone case with free WiMAX service
Lending a bit of credence to the notion that it'll have life beyond LightSquared, an insider at FreedomPop is now suggesting that it'll debut a case for the iPhone 4 / 4S that features a WiMAX radio,...
08:11 am EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget Windows Phone goes on sale in China today
Microsoft China has finally christened its first Windows Phone. The HTC Triumph (or Titan, or even Eternity, according to the official Windows Phone Blog) is out, brandishing a 4.7-inch display and ...
08:11 am EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget Windows Phone launches in China today (updated)
Microsoft China has finally christened its first Windows Phone. The HTC Triumph (or Titan, or even Eternity, according to the official Windows Phone Blog) is out, brandishing a 4.7-inch display and ...
07:49 am EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget Le Pan III hits l'FCC
There's a good chance you don't remember the Le Pan III. The Ice Cream Sandwich tablet succumbed to the deluge of fellow Android slates when it was announced back in January during CES, but perhaps ...
06:52 am EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget Comcast's Xfinity TV app updated with Android 4.0 support
Good news for those saddled with still using Comcast: its Xfinity TV app was just updated to support Android 4.0. The new build brings compatibility to all existing Ice Cream Sandwich devices (tablet...
06:05 am EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget Google Wallet supports prepaid cards once again, afflicted users get $5 in compensation
Google Wallet's prepaid experiment hasn't been the smoothest of endeavors, but the company wants to make up for all the headaches -- with cash. A few weeks ago, Google disabled a feature that allowed...
04:41 am EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget Apple's nano-SIM proposal draws fire from Motorola, Nokia, RIM
Giesecke & Devrient's nano-SIM design is fueling quite the standards battle over in Europe, with Apple sitting in one corner, and the troika of Motorola, Nokia and RIM looming in the other. That...
03:39 am EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget Eventbrite unveils At The Door Card reader, turns iPads into ticketing terminals
Square may see the iPad to as an excellent retail tool, but Eventbrite thinks Apple's tablet a box office boon, which is why it created the At The Door app and card reader solution. Eventbrite's a se...
03:14 am EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget Sharp's bigger and better HDTVs for 2012 start hitting store shelves
Right on schedule, Sharp let us know it's begun shipments of Aquos 7-series LED HDTVs in 60- and 70-inch sizes. With MSRPs of $2,300 and $3,300, respectively, the 745U models have edge LED lighting, ...
02:42 am EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget Leaked Sprint memo reveals upcoming Direct Connect Now app for Android
It's been nearly a year since The Now Network ditched iDEN and unveiled its CDMA push-to-talk menu, the latter of which could see a major boost in the near future. A recently leaked doc would sugges...
01:40 am EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget Xperia Neo L will be Sony's first ICS phone, but only for China?
While your Xperia might not have gotten its planned Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade just yet, Sony's come clean on its first phone to wield Google's latest straight from the factory: the Xperia Neo L. App...
01:14 am EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget New undersea cables planned for arctic passageways, frozen gamers dream of lower pings
Hot on the heels of our own reporting of cables in the South Pacific (or the lack thereof), in flies a report that at least two new undersea cables are being planned for the arctic. According to New ...
12:37 am EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 291 - 03.20.2012
We've got a few special treats for you this week, as podcast listener and frequent commenter Andrew Beck joins us on the show. Later on, we have an interview with DTS VP of Corporate Strategy and Dev...
12:18 am EDT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Engadget Google adds spam explanation to Gmail, steers clear of enlightenment
Why is this message in spam? It's a question we find ourselves asking our Gmail boxes almost daily, when messages that really should have made it through to the inbox end up in electronic pergatory in...
11:41 pm EDT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Engadget Surprise! Study finds internet worth a lot of money, is responsible for 4.7 percent of US economy
Ever wondered how much the interwebs contribute to the Uncle Sam's bottom line? Thanks to the Boston Consulting Group, now you don't have to, as it's estimated the net contributes a cool $684 billion...
11:14 pm EDT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Engadget Virgin Mobile USA's text and data services are out across the USA
As customers of Sprint's contract-averse MVNO have probably noticed, Virgin Mobile has been having a national outage of its text and data services for at least several hours now. While we're hearing f...
10:58 pm EDT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Engadget Aereo countersues broadcasters over its internet TV streaming service
Now that Aereo has launched its antenna TV-over-the-internet service it can devote some attention to its legal issues, and today countersued the TV networks suing it (Fox, PBS, Univision, WPIX and WN...
10:38 pm EDT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Engadget GSMA and WBA team up to develop WiFi roaming framework for cellphones,tablets
Many phones have WiFi, and there are hotspots in all sorts of places these days, so wouldn't it be cool if you could use them for roaming, regardless of provider? Well, if a new collaboration between...
10:38 pm EDT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Engadget GSMA and WBA team up to develop WiFi roaming framework for cellphones, tablets
Many phones have WiFi, and there are hotspots in all sorts of places these days, so wouldn't it be cool if you could use them for roaming, regardless of provider? Well, if a new collaboration between...
10:05 pm EDT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Engadget Comics iPad app gets Retina-friendly update, 'POW!' bubbles now much POWier
ComiXology is usually keeping up with the latest-and-greatest, and it's doing so yet again by rapidly updating its Comics app to meet the new iPad's Retina-sized needs. In addition to the CMX-HD com...
09:36 pm EDT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Engadget TiVo iOS app updated to v1.9 with a few new features, Android tablet app on the way
The TiVo iOS app has been updated v1.9, and whether you're on iPad or iPhone there's a slew of new fixes and tweaks available. On both platforms, the Facebook login has been streamlined, there's To D...
09:08 pm EDT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Engadget HTC and Sprint ready to show off a new 'collaboration' April 4th, might be the One X
We just got invited to a special party put on by Sprint and HTC on April 4th to witness the latest collaboration between the two companies. Could this be the LTE-capable One X we heard about yesterd...
08:54 pm EDT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Engadget Nokia Drive gets full offline access, Maps Transport also updated
For the smattering of hardcore argonauts on staff here at Engadget (guilty as charged), we've clung tightly to Android when it came time to navigate on the move. Why? Google Maps Navigation, that's w...
08:38 pm EDT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Engadget Oracle's final damage claim against Google well under $100 million
My, my, my, how the mighty have fallen. In this case, the mighty is the roughly $6 billion Oracle initially sought in its suit against Google. By September of last year that number had dropped to a c...
08:00 pm EDT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Engadget 14-inch Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook review (NP530U4B-A01U)
Samsung unveils 13- and 14-inch Series 5 Ultrabooks, starting at $899 (hands-on) Samsung unveils redesigned Series 5 laptops with 13- and 15-inch displays, starting at $1,399 Toshiba shows of...
07:48 pm EDT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Engadget Oracle's final damage claim against Google well under $100 million
My, my, my, how the mighty have fallen. In this case, the mighty is the roughly $6 billion Oracle initially sought in its suit against Google. By September of last year that number had dropped to a c...
07:29 pm EDT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Engadget Sonos' new controller apps now available for kicking out those jams
Remember those revamped Sonos apps the company teased last week? Now they can be yours whenever you choose to update the software on your OS X or Windows computer. As well as a refreshed user interf...
07:08 pm EDT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Engadget Huawei MyTouch for T-Mobile, meet Mr. Blurrycam
So the rumors about Huawei pushing out a duo of T-Mobile MyTouch devices just got a little beefier, now that the real deal has actually been given the Mr. Blurrycam treatment. Above and below are im...
06:47 pm EDT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Engadget Opera's TV browser strides into Berryville, population one
The lips of Intel's PR team have barely delivered the final superlative about its new Berryville set-top silicon, and already software houses are confirming support. In this case it's Opera, who has ...
06:20 pm EDT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Engadget AllThingsD: HP to fold Imaging and Printing division into Personal Systems Group
HP might have at one point considered ridding itself of its high revenue but low earnings computing division, but AllThingsD has it on good authority that its profitable printing group will now be fo...
06:00 pm EDT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Engadget Win a chance to ride along with Engadget for a private briefing on Panasonic's 2012 home entertainment lineup!
As you probably know, we're in a lot of exclusive, behind-closed-doors briefings of products that won't find their way to retail availability for months to come. We do our best in every post to give ...
05:57 pm EDT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Engadget Beats Audio is buying MOG music streaming service
Looks like the rumors were all too true -- according to All Things D, Beats Audio is picking up MOG. For those unaware, MOG is yet another music streaming / subscription service, and while the featur...
05:41 pm EDT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Engadget Windows Phone Tango ROM leaks out, reveals support for more background tasks
Rumors point toward a probable Tango launch in China on the 21st of the month, but folks over at the XDA forums already have their eager palms on a "world first" ROM. The leaked Windows Phone goodie...
05:19 pm EDT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Engadget Apple snags a patent for the Smart Cover's magnetic know-how
No, it doesn't cover the totality of the Smart Cover itself (or any case that folds into a triangle), but Apple has now managed to obtain a patent for one of the accessory's key bits of functionalit...
04:59 pm EDT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Engadget Study: free apps drain 75 percent more power, badly built advertising to blame
It's often said there's no such thing as a free lunch and that's doubly the case for free apps. A team from Purdue University found that nearly quarters of the power used when you run an app like An...
04:34 pm EDT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Engadget Zinio finally hits the PlayBook, becomes your Berry own magazine stand
Zinio's had a comfortable spot sitting on the Android and iOS stores for months, but up until now, it'd been steering clear of a certain App World. Fast forward to today and the digital magazine ser...
04:09 pm EDT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Engadget Porsche 918 hybrid supercar rolls out of our dreams, onto the tarmac
Concepts, concepts, darned concepts. Teasing us with their curvy lines, and never-to-be-seen futuristic promise. Every once in a while, though, one pops out from the drawing board and into reality --...
03:45 pm EDT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Engadget Apple: don't worry about hot iPad reports, it's cool
All this talk about overheating iPads isn't getting Apple all that excited, apparently. The company issued a fairly noncommittal response on the matter, stating that in spite of the tablet's LTE supp...
03:37 pm EDT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Engadget New York Times nears half-million online subscriber mark, halves free article allowance to celebrate
The New York Times just gave you more reason to consider making the jump to a paid online subscription -- beginning in April, that free article allowance will see a 50-percent cut, from 20 monthly ar...
03:15 pm EDT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win a new iPad, courtesy of Kabam!
What could be better than our usual Monday morning giveaway? Why, a Tuesday morning giveaway of a new iPad, of course. If you missed the pre-order madness or can't be bothered to hit your local bric...
02:39 pm EDT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Engadget Verizon updates Revolution with Remote Diagnostics, HTC turns to LogMeIn
Both Verizon and HTC are experimenting with remote diagnostics and tech support. Big Red will be offering the tool to owners of the LG Revolution first. The VS910ZV8 update delivers a number of chang...
02:16 pm EDT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Engadget Deezer music streaming service rolls out offline mode, still not available in the US
While Stateside folks are still waiting for the service to land, tune-streaming Deezer is keeping itself and its current groupies occupied. During today's London Web Summit, the company announced a ...
01:50 pm EDT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Engadget VMware's WSX promises to bring virtualized desktops to the web browser with HTML5
It's not quite ready for widespread use just yet, but it looks like we could soon have yet another way to virtualize one computer desktop on another device. Tentatively dubbed WSX, VMware's latest o...
01:28 pm EDT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Engadget Nikon D800 studio samples posted, appear noisier than 5D Mark III at ISO 25,600
Nikon faced some backlash following the announcement of its D800 DSLR, due both to the camera's potentially excessive 36.3-megapixel resolution and its relatively limited top sensitivity of ISO 25,60...
01:28 pm EDT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Engadget Nikon D800 studio samples posted at DPReview (update: 5D Mark III studio sample added)
Nikon faced some backlash following the announcement of its D800 DSLR, due both to the camera's potentially excessive 36.3-megapixel resolution and its relatively limited top sensitivity of ISO 25,60...
01:01 pm EDT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Engadget AMD has a server chip for the cheap seats: the 'desktop-like' Opteron 3200
So, AMD's 2012 rampage continues. Having outed a full stack of Radeon HD 7000-series graphics cards on the consumer side of things, it's now ready release the next in its line of Opteron enterprise se...
12:28 pm EDT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Engadget Free Indie Games does what it says it will, offers online and downloadable titles
It's easy to get bored of safe, monetized, mass-gaming fare -- even if it's set in space. Good news, then, that the indie game intellect behind the likes of VVVVVV and At a Distance, Terry Cavanagh,...
12:00 pm EDT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Engadget Western Digital unveils new My Passport portable hard drives, upgrades visa to 2TB
Sure, six terabytes of storage might seem like hot stuff, but Western Digital's stackable MyBook Thunderbolt Duo drives aren't exactly portable. Lucky for you and your massive photo, music and film ...
11:24 am EDT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Engadget ZTE N910 clears the FCC with LTE support for AWS and PCS bands
You'll be forgiven if ZTE's N910 smartphone isn't at the forefront of your mind -- when we attempted to grab some hands-on time with the demo unit at Mobile World Congress, the phone straight up wasn...
10:31 am EDT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Engadget Coda's all-electric sedan goes on sale in California, hopes to entice buyers with fancy keychains
It took a couple of kicks to the sticker price and a range-slashing redesign, but Coda's all-electric sedan is finally ready to take you a stone's throw away from your nearest EV charger. Haggling st...
09:48 am EDT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Engadget BBC iPlayer app finally launches for all UK Xbox 360s
All of those Kinect-enabled Xbox 360 video apps Microsoft has been promising since last year's dashboard update continue to slowly leak out, and the latest is the BBC iPlayer. Already long available ...
09:41 am EDT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Engadget Sprint to launch an LTE Windows Phone handset this fall?
Get out the salt shaker, because there's a new Windows Phone rumor making its way across the web today. Citing sources "familiar with Sprint's LTE game plan," SprintFeed is reporting that the carrie...
09:02 am EDT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Engadget Intel refreshes set-top silicon with Atom CE5300 Media Processor, aka Berryville
Intel's empire-building in non-PC markets could almost be considered Napoleonic, were it not so inherently rational. Having given us the lauded Medfield SoC for smartphones and tablets, it has now an...
08:05 am EDT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Engadget Man skydives from 13 miles above Earth, isn't satisfied (video)
Your worst nightmares? Felix Baumgartner's breakfast. Determined to cement his legacy in the Pantheon of Daredevilry, the famed skydiver successfully leapt from an altitude of more than 70,000 feet ...
07:02 am EDT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Engadget Fitbit for Android helps track your IO
The fitness fanatics from Fitbit are looking to aid and abet the Android-loving, calorie-counting masses. The company has announced the release of its self-titled Android application, which will assi...
06:09 am EDT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Engadget Samsung's WiFi-laced DV300F camera now available, priced at $260
After having launched in January, Samsung's WiFi-enabled DV300F camera officially hit the market today, according to a fresh announcement from the Korean manufacturer. As the latest addition to the ...
06:09 am EDT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Engadget Samsung's WiFi-laced DV300F camera now available, priced at $200
After having launched in January, Samsung's WiFi-enabled DV300F camera officially hit the market today, according to a fresh announcement from the Korean manufacturer. As the latest addition to the ...
04:50 am EDT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Engadget PSA: ICS customer guide now available for Samsung Galaxy S II owners
Now that Ice Cream Sandwich has (finally) begun rolling out for the Galaxy S II, Samsung has decided to put together a little guidebook to help its European customers get started. It's actually more...
03:26 am EDT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Engadget Ben Heck's wireless luggage will draw R2-D2 comparisons, stares from the TSA
Rolling your luggage through the airport with your arms? There's got to be a better way! If you're a lucky fan of everyone's favorite console modder Ben Heck, you could win the freshly-built hands-fr...
02:40 am EDT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Engadget Visualized: new iPad burns 10 degrees hotter than its predecessor
We wouldn't exactly be going out on a limb by suggesting that the new iPad is Apple's hottest tablet to date -- even before Tim Cook confirmed as much earlier today. But while Apple has plenty of rea...
01:28 am EDT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Engadget Jolicloud Me opens in beta, brings together shares in the cloud
For as small as Jolicloud is, the company sure knows how to hang around. After renaming its cloud-based desktop operating system to Joli OS (and subsequently open-sourcing the thing), the outfit is t...
12:41 am EDT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Engadget Researchers find fewer words being added to languages, fewer ways to tell you precisely that
What if one of the words in this post means absolutely nothing in the year 2094. It's possible, and more possible than ever before. That's according to recently published research from a group at the...
12:04 am EDT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Engadget Microsoft patent application gives us hope for head-mounted successor to Virtual Boy
Patent applications are full of hope and broken dreams, as it's far too easy to let a rampant imagination read beyond the layers of patent-attorney penned boilerplate. In the realm of the realistic, ...
11:24 pm EDT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Engadget Google Maps delivers live traffic updates to Hong Kongers, Kiwis and Norwegians
If you're a Google Maps fan living in Hong Kong, New Zealand or Norway today's your lucky day, as the search specialists from Mountain View, CA have added live traffic condition information to the ge...
10:43 pm EDT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Engadget Seagate hits one terabit per square inch, compares self favorably to the Milky Way
You know that big new hard drive you just picked up? Get ready to feel bad. Seagate today is talking up the fact that it has managed to cram one terabit (that's one trillion bits, for the record) int...
10:03 pm EDT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Engadget Microsoft aiming for October 2012 release of Windows 8, tablets and PCs on deck
We knew good and well that Microsoft was aiming for a 2012 launch of its latest and greatest operating system, and if sources reporting to Bloomberg are accurate, it looks like we'll have a date with...
09:52 pm EDT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Engadget Must See HDTV (March 19th - 25th)
March Madness is in full swing and even if you're not a college hoops fan, that should extend to the rest of the TV schedule this week. After a surprisingly exciting season finale for The Walking Dea...
09:28 pm EDT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Engadget Alleged Exynos 5 specs leaked in slide show spyshot
Did the murmurings about a quad-core Galaxy S III this morning leave you feeling a bit... meh? We don't blame you. Sure, four cores and integrated LTE sounds great but (and this is a big "but"), Cort...
09:15 pm EDT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 5:30PM ET
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...
09:02 pm EDT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Engadget Mozilla caves, will support H.264 to avoid 'irrelevance'
It looks like Mozilla is ready to throw in the towel in its battle against the patent-laden H.264 video codec. Over the last week or so, the software foundation has struggled publicly with whether or ...
08:41 pm EDT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Engadget Apple touts three million new iPads sold since launch
Sure Apple was being a bit cagey when it talked up its "record" iPad sales early today, but now the company's got something a bit more concrete, talking up the three million tablets that have been so...
08:21 pm EDT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Engadget Sharp intros underwhelming RW-T110 Gingerbread tablet with NFC, not much else on board
Last year, we saw Sharp bust out an array of 7-inch Android slates, including that NFC-packing RW-T107. Now, the Japanese company is adding a slightly larger member to the family, dubbed RW-T110. Th...
07:53 pm EDT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Engadget Android study finds privacy and security risks related to in-app advertising
Android has certainly taken heat for malware-related bits in the past. Now, a recent study by computer scientists at North Carolina State University reveals that over half of the 100,000 apps from t...
07:27 pm EDT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Engadget Seagate releases GoFlex Satellite firmware update: improved battery life, WiFi passthrough
There's nothing quite like under-promising and over-delivering, and it seems that we've got just that scenario in the case of this here rumor-turned-reality. After hearing that Seagate was planning t...
07:03 pm EDT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Engadget eSport Clip is an unbelievably cheap 4GB PMP with a 5MP camera
$22 -- seriously -- that's all Walmart wants for this 4GB PMP that sports a 1.8-inch color screen and a 5-megapixel camera. If the eSport Clip's relatively paltry internal memory doesn't get you exci...
06:35 pm EDT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Engadget A closer look at Apple TV's software update and 1080p movies
The new iPad was upgraded with a display an HD junkie would give his universal remote for, but the Apple TV simply received an update to a capability many believe the original should've had the first...
06:13 pm EDT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Engadget Google gets go ahead to provide video services to all Kansas City residents
In what may be a watershed moment for in-home entertainment, both Kansas and Missouri have given Google permission to provide video services to Kansas City residents as a part of its Google Fiber pro...
05:56 pm EDT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Engadget Google gives us some insight on the inner workings of Google Translate
Google may have started out as a search engine, but the scope of its services has grown considerably in the 20-plus years since its origin. Of the many products in its grand stable, Google Translate ...
05:29 pm EDT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Engadget NEC adds speakers to lightbulb, Edison wishes he'd had the idea (video)
NEC Lighting has produced a union 'twixt wireless speaker and LED ceiling light that's controllable with an Android phone. You can rock out to your favorite tunes over Bluetooth at the same you play...
05:00 pm EDT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Engadget Humble Bundle brings Canabalt and more to Android
January saw the release of the first ever Humble Bundle for Android, and now the organization is back with a first of another sort for the platform -- five of them, in fact. The second mobile-focused...
04:22 pm EDT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Engadget LG launches new A540-TD 3D notebook, adds A540-P IPS model
While LG neatly folded its glasses-free A540-H model into its CES line-up at the start of the year, it's now added another pair of notebooks to launch alongside it in Korea. This includes another 3D...
03:55 pm EDT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Engadget Mountain Lion Developer Preview 2's new features detailed
When Apple dropped the second developer preview of Mountain Lion on Friday it didn't see fit to include release notes, instead leaving it to us and the rest of the blogosphere to dig up the new featu...
03:43 pm EDT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Engadget Apple's Tim Cook says 'pipeline is full of stuff,' AT&T affirms record sales of new iPad
Apple's 'cash balance' conference call this morning was mostly uninteresting for folks not immediately involved with Wall Street (the actual thing and the Shia LaBeouf masterpiece, as it turns out), ...
03:09 pm EDT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Engadget Chris Blizzard bids farewell to Firefox, heads for unnamed startup
Chris Blizzard, a man who has been with Mozilla since its founding in 1998, has left the group and his position as director of web platform to work with a startup. Who the company is and what it does ...
02:39 pm EDT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Engadget Indian court drops censorship case against Microsoft, Google and Facebook still on the hook
With so many patent trolls out and about, you'd be forgiven if the Indian government's censorship case against Google, Facebook, Microsoft and other web companies slipped under your radar. Indeed, no...
02:05 pm EDT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Engadget Qbo robot gets Xtion Pro motion sensor add-on, can't help but gloat (video)
Who would spend their allowance on Asus's expensive Xtion Pro motion sensor? Qbo the cute open-source robot would, because he needs a constant stream of new abilities to maintain his youthful self-im...
01:42 pm EDT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Engadget Digiboo kiosk video service launches, opts for USB drives instead of DVDs
Judging by its quirky name, you'd think Digiboo is anything but an à la carte video service hoping to fight it out with the famed Redbox, or even Qwikster Netflix. The outfit's kiosks allow y...
01:20 pm EDT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Engadget Logitech selects Bracken Darrell as president right now, next CEO in 2013
When current CEO Guerrino De Luca took over the reigns at Logitech following huge losses on Google TV and its business in the EMEA region, we knew it was only temporary and now Logitech has appointed ...
12:56 pm EDT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Engadget HTC One X could be coming to Sprint on June 10th, bearing LTE and 'Jet' codename
If unnamed "internal sources" at Sprint are to be believed, then HTC's new flagship phone is set to become one of the Now Network's first LTE handsets as soon as June 10th. The only sticking point, b...
12:53 pm EDT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Engadget Liveblogging Apple's 'cash balance' conference call
Apple's already told us exactly what to expect on this so-called 'cash balance' conference call, but what they hey -- we'll be liveblogging it just in case Appel slips in that "one more thing." You k...
12:32 pm EDT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Engadget Apple announces dividend and share repurchase program for 2012, expects to spend $45 billion over three years
Surprise, surprise -- Apple just let the cat out of it's own bag. In right around a half-hour, the company will officially unwrap plans to initiate a dividend and share repurchase program commencing ...
12:31 pm EDT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Engadget Unnamed Samsung exec says quad-core Exynos inside Galaxy S III, LTE on-chip
An unnamed Samsung exec hinted to the Korea Times that its upcoming flagship, the Galaxy S III, will include a next-gen quad-core Exynos chip that will incorporate LTE and WCDMA radios. Of course, su...
12:18 pm EDT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Engadget New Motorola phone elbows RAZR aside with bigger screen, gets caught on blurrycam
Motorola has apparently bored itself with battery expansion and moved onto that other mobile upgrade chestnut; screen size. Posted on the Mfunz forums, we're apparently gazing upon a 4.6-inch high-d...
11:53 am EDT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Engadget FAA to take 'fresh look' at gadget restrictions on flights
The only thing worse than the Terrible 10,000 Feet is the underlying sense that it's all so unnecessary. Why should using an iPad, Kindle or bag-holding alarm clock be banned during take-off and land...
11:05 am EDT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Engadget NetZero launches '4G' wireless service, we go hands-on
Remember NetZero? Today the company announced that it's launching NetZero 4G Mobile Broadband, a wireless service rolling out in 80 US cities and offering value-priced monthly data plans without acti...
10:10 am EDT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Engadget Is this the Nokia Lumia 719c?
China is getting even closer to its first taste of Nokia Windows Phone and it might include a new phone entirely. While we're still two weeks away from Mr. Elop's proposed March 28th launch, the lea...
08:58 am EDT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Engadget Linux kernel 3.3 released with merged Android code and more
The latest refresh of the Linux kernel, 3.3, is now available, and the second release of 2012 brings with it the long-awaited merging of code from Google's little side project. While that is particul...
06:36 am EDT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Engadget Sphero goes modular, spins out for a drive (video)
Sphero's hooked up with a new whip, albeit a retro-fitted one. Skylar, a Junior Developer at Orbotix, modded an old RC car with an Arduino board, H-bridge and a few trackball parts, enabling the remo...
04:18 am EDT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Engadget EverQuest turns 13, blows out the subscription candles (video)
EverQuest? More like Ever-cost -- until now that is. The popular subscription-based game has dropped the need for recurring charges as the franchise marks its thirteenth year on the scene. If you're ...
02:25 am EDT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Engadget How would you change the Nook Tablet?
It's hard not to make a series of reductive comparisons between the Nook Tablet and the Kindle Fire. After all, it's the conflict between Barnes & Noble and Amazon that frames these two 7-inch t...
12:33 am EDT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: cloning a woolly mammoth, mesmerizing kinetic facade and LED-suited break dancers
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 reported on several breaking technolo...
12:04 am EDT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Engadget Is your new iPad heating up?
Apple's latest hot ticket seems to be a tad too hot to hold, some users are reporting. New iPad owners on the MacRumors forums and Apple's own support community complain that the slab's lower left co...
11:51 pm EDT - Sun, March 18, 2012
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of March 12th, 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...
10:41 pm EDT - Sun, March 18, 2012
Engadget Apple to announce plans for its $100 billion cash reserves tomorrow morning
A slew of successful, high margin products have left Apple sitting on an almost unimaginable amount of money -- $97 billion as of its last earnings report -- leaving the natural question of what to d...
09:30 pm EDT - Sun, March 18, 2012
Engadget Switched On: Extra Sensory Perception
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. At Intel's CES 2012 press conference, the giant chipmaker justified calling thin notebook PCs "ultrabooks" by noting h...
07:12 pm EDT - Sun, March 18, 2012
Engadget Apple TV (2012) gets torn down, confirmed to have 512MB of RAM, 8GB of storage
We already knew about most of the latest Apple TV's technical upgrades, but a few key specs have eluded us since its announcement. That's now changed, however, thanks to user aicjofs over at XMBC's f...
06:19 pm EDT - Sun, March 18, 2012
Engadget Sony Tegra 3 slate benchmarked, Tablet S successor on the way?
If you're looking to benchmark tools for hints at Sony's next slate, then you're looking at a little number that calls itself the V150. According to the NenaMark Android GPU benchmarking tool, this 1...
03:51 pm EDT - Sun, March 18, 2012
Engadget New York's Chinatown Fair arcade presses start to continue
Live in New York? Miss the familiar sound of a quarter dropping into an arcade slot? If so, then news that the Chinatown Fair arcade could be re-opening will definitely give you a power-up. It turns ...
02:45 pm EDT - Sun, March 18, 2012
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 130 - 03.18.2012
Wade through the post-St. Paddy's fog with the Engadget Mobile Podcast -- the only podcast that, if it were a mobile phone, it would be bathed in lightning, have its radio flashed, and have a pixel d...
01:33 pm EDT - Sun, March 18, 2012
Engadget Panasonic Lumix GF5 accidentally leaked by Hong Kong spokesperson?
Frequent social networkers will tell you that Instagram's usually plastered with food photos and self-portraits, so we were quite surprised to see a product leak over there. After some careful inspec...
11:53 am EDT - Sun, March 18, 2012
Engadget HP sneaks out new dv4, dv6, dv7 and g4 Pavilion laptops, Ivy Bridge in tow (video)
We know Ivy Bridge is close to landing, but when damn it, when? Until we know for sure, what about these new notebooks from HP that sneaked out with barely a flicker of ballyhoo. There are four new P...
06:31 am EDT - Sun, March 18, 2012
Engadget SQ Blaster Plus blasts some infra-red at the FCC
The SQ Blaster Plus strolled into town, but before it knew what had hit it, it was bundled into the back of a van and taken to the FCC's secret underground bunker in Washington. It was there that st...
02:30 am EDT - Sun, March 18, 2012
Engadget Ask Engadget: Best Mac Mini carrying case?
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 is from Kevin, who's decided to abandon la...
12:34 am EDT - Sun, March 18, 2012
Engadget Pioneer launches its 2012 VSX AV receivers lineup, available now starting at $249
We've seen Pioneer stuff its VSX line with 3D and Bluetooth goodness in the past; now, the Japanese outfit is unveiling its 2012 AV receivers portfolio in an attempt to widen its offerings. Starting...
11:06 pm EDT - Sat, March 17, 2012
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of March 12th, 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 past week, we've seen T-Mobile expand its ...
10:01 pm EDT - Sat, March 17, 2012
Engadget Nokia confirms Lumia 710, 800 to be knighted with mobile hotspot 'soon'
If you've poured over the specs of Nokia's Lumia 710 and 800 handsets during the last few months, you've likely noticed the duo's lack of mobile hotspot functionally. Of course, the Finnish phone ma...
08:30 pm EDT - Sat, March 17, 2012
Engadget IRL: Rayovac Mobile Power Pack, a TomTom car charger and cleaning a DSLR sensor
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...
06:50 pm EDT - Sat, March 17, 2012
Engadget Windows 8 app keeps perps under virtual lock and key, frightens pedestrians (video)
Need something to sate that Windows 8-lust Microsoft stirred up with its Consumer Preview? Then take a gander at this in-development vehicle control app shown off at the company's Redmond campus as ...
06:20 pm EDT - Sat, March 17, 2012
Engadget Kinect makes pact with head-mounted display, virtual reality Skyrim ensues
Yeah, streaming Skyrim on a Tegra 3-powered Ice Cream Sandwich tablet is nice and all, but what about folks who want a more immersive experience with their beloved time sink? One tech-savvy gamer too...
05:51 pm EDT - Sat, March 17, 2012
Engadget TiVo co-founder, CTO Jim Barton resigns
Co-founder of TiVo and CTO Jim Barton has long outlasted our deathwatch, but his time as an executive at the DVR maker quietly came to an end this week according to documents filed with the SEC. CEO T...
05:24 pm EDT - Sat, March 17, 2012
Engadget US Navy LASR research facility builds robots, not ray guns
The US Navy announced a new robotics research facility this week located within the existing Naval Research Laboratory's main site in Washington D.C. The Laboratory for Autonomous Systems Research, o...
04:38 pm EDT - Sat, March 17, 2012
Engadget Final ITC ruling affirms Motorola Mobility didn't violate Apple's patents
The preliminary decision already determined that, in this case, Motorola Mobility hadn't violated any of Apple's patents with its Droid series, and now a final review has affirmed those initial findi...
04:00 pm EDT - Sat, March 17, 2012
Engadget Wacom Intuos5 touch review
It's no secret Wacom has a firm grasp on what it takes to make great graphic input devices. Fresh off of its introduction of the Inkling last Fall, the outfit recently unveiled the latest member of ...
02:41 pm EDT - Sat, March 17, 2012
Engadget Pioneer launches RMX1000 Remix Station, now no tune is safe (video)
Pioneer has been dishing out its line of digital DJ tools for long enough that you'd hope it knows what the spinners want, and these days it seems that's remixing tools. The RMX1000 is a new effects...
01:34 pm EDT - Sat, March 17, 2012
Engadget Untethered jailbreak for new iPad shown on YouTube, not quite ready for download
Are we shocked to see an untethered iOS 5.1 jailbreak for the new iPad? Not so much. Are we surprised to see it arrive so quick? Hell, yes. The iPad 2's untethered jailbreak took an eternity, whereas...
11:49 am EDT - Sat, March 17, 2012
Engadget Seagate GoFlex Satellite reportedly getting firmware update on March 19th
Still rockin' one of those (cargo) pocket-sized GoFlex streaming drives we showed you a while back? Marvelous. According to Gear Diary, Seagate's given the site intel saying it's getting ready to ro...
09:41 am EDT - Sat, March 17, 2012
Engadget Time Warner Cable brings 26 local NYC channels to iOS app, website
While it may not be the good news the Android army was hoping for, TWC's got some Big Apple-sized bits to share. Via its Untangled blog, Time Warner announced it's finally adding local channels to i...
07:24 am EDT - Sat, March 17, 2012
Engadget GeChic On-Lap 1302 is a 'Secret Tool' to give your smartphone dual screens (video)
If you've ever felt the burning urge to mirror your smartphone's display onto a larger screen, then you might consider stuffing GeChic's portable, 13.3-inch monitor into the ol' man purse for your ne...
04:45 am EDT - Sat, March 17, 2012
Engadget Universal ticker hack takes a look back at a time before NASDAQ (video)
Know what takes the sting out of your crashing stock portfolio? Arduino fun, silly geeks. Alright, so in this case it's an FTDI Basic board, but the spirit of this hack remains the same. A Swarthmore...
03:08 am EDT - Sat, March 17, 2012
Engadget PatchWerk lets you control a monsterous modular synth with your browser (video)
The Paradiso Synthesizer at the MIT Museum might be the largest homemade instrument of its type. That fact alone does make it interesting but, what makes this room-sized collection of wooden cabinets...
03:08 am EDT - Sat, March 17, 2012
Engadget PatchWerk lets you control a monstrous modular synth with your browser (video)
The Paradiso Synthesizer at the MIT Museum might be the largest homemade instrument of its type. That fact alone does make it interesting but, what makes this room-sized collection of wooden cabinets...
02:06 am EDT - Sat, March 17, 2012
Engadget CyanogenMod disables root access by default, now requires user configuration
Holy crap! CyanogenMod, the custom ROM of choice for many power users, will no longer offer root access upon first install. Now before you panic, let's make this part clear: everyone so inclined may s...
01:04 am EDT - Sat, March 17, 2012
Engadget Bunnie Huang builds open-source geiger counter to help Japanese civilians
Chumby co-creator Andrew "Bunnie" Huang was so moved by the Japanese Earthquake and Fukushima meltdown that he felt compelled to help out. Teaming up with nonprofit organization Safecast, he started...
11:58 pm EDT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Engadget Roku 4.3 update tweaks Netflix, device discovery issues
Second gen Roku media streamers should be seeing a software update the next time they're powered up, as a company blog post mentions v4.3 is rolling out right now, following the last update that hit ...
11:01 pm EDT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Engadget The new iPad: are you buying one?
Today is the day many have been patiently, or not so patiently, waiting for. The new iPad saunters onto shelves around much of the globe, and into the sweaty palms of the "gotta-have-its." So, were y...
10:29 pm EDT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Engadget FCC Fridays: March 16, 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...
09:59 pm EDT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Engadget Intel drops $21 million for ten percent stake in eye-tracking firm Tobii
Tobii has managed to impress quite a few folks with its eye-tracking technology -- most recently in the form of the "Eye Asteroids" arcade game -- and it looks like Intel has been paying particularly...
09:30 pm EDT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Show is live, here at 6:00PM ET!
Are you strapped in? Got your helmets on? Good, because you're gonna need 'em this time out. We've got one action-packed, high-flying episode of The Engadget Show coming your way this month. We'll b...
09:09 pm EDT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile retires Sidekick 4G, but brand will return
While the fires that burn inside the hearts of Sidekick fans will probably never go out, the venerable Android slider is being put out to graze. T-Mobile announced last week that the Sidekick 4G was ...
08:46 pm EDT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Engadget SpaceX Dragon will dock with the ISS in May, for realsies this time
SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell has announced that the company's Dragon craft has a NASA-approved date to dock with the International Space Station. With the original mission postponed from Novembe...
08:19 pm EDT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Engadget Mountain Lion Developer Preview 2 hits Apple's Developer website, brings more roar to your Friday
Exactly one month ago, Apple pulled back the kimono revealing its next Mac OS release would be called Mountain Lion and debut come summer. It also let eager developers registered in the Mac Develope...
08:01 pm EDT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Engadget Listen to the Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 5PM ET!
It's another edition of the Engadget Mobile Podcast, and we're ready to rock the mics by discussing the latest and greatest -- and in many cases, the worst -- of what the wireless world has to offer....
07:31 pm EDT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Engadget Under the microscope: a closer look at the new iPad
Sure, you can take us on our word that the new iPad really is that much sharper than its predecessor -- or, you can opt for a more scientific approach, and peek at that Retina display under a microsc...
07:00 pm EDT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Engadget iPad review (2012)
What's in a name? Or, more importantly, what's in a digit? Would that which we call an iPad by any number less than 2 be less sweet? That's the question Apple posed for us indirectly when it unveiled...
06:41 pm EDT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Engadget China may ship more smartphones than the the US this year
The rapid modernization of China shouldn't really come as a shock anymore. But, you might be a bit surprised to hear that the venerable IDC is predicting the world's most populous country will soon s...
06:13 pm EDT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Engadget Microsoft says there will be 'no talk of new Xbox hardware at E3 or anytime soon'
Sony has already confirmed that we won't be seeing a next-generation PlayStation at this year's E3 trade show, and now Microsoft has also come out and dampened any expectations about a new Xbox possi...
05:59 pm EDT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Engadget 'This American Life' issues retraction episode over FoxConn report
This American Life is airing a new episode today titled "Retraction." The title and show are a direct response to the January 6th edition of the popular public radio program titled "Mr. Daisey and th...
05:46 pm EDT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Engadget Samsung shareholders approve spin-off of LCD business
It's been less than a month since Samsung confirmed that it would be spinning-off its LCD business into a separate company, and it looks like things are proceeding along speedily. The company's shar...
05:00 pm EDT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Engadget Samsung Rugby Smart review
Not every smartphone stakes its claim on speedy processors, huge gorgeous screens or slim and sexy physiques. Some take a relatively modest set of specs and add a little wrinkle to make them stand ou...
04:57 pm EDT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Engadget Google to end support for cookie-free log-ins on mobile devices
Chances are this won't affect you but, just in case, we figured we'd give you a little heads up -- Google will soon end app support for mobile browsers that don't support cookies. This primarily mean...
04:23 pm EDT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Engadget Nokia applies for skin-friendly haptic material patent, hints at notification system
If US patent application 20120062371 is to be correctly understood, Nokia has at least thought about a topical haptic notification system. The first claim covers "An apparatus comprising: a material ...
04:17 pm EDT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Engadget Samsung NX20 WiFi gets unofficial reveal
Dutch site Focus Media got its hand on Samsung's new mirrorless camera. While it's labeled up as pre-production model, that didn't stop it getting the once-over. A larger frame than the existing NX1...
04:00 pm EDT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Show is live tonight with Douglas Rushkoff, Sony, iRobot, MWC and air combat!
We hope you're having a nice March. Ours has been pretty swell so far. We've been hanging out in Barcelona, flying over the skies of Nevada, playing around with robots in New England, interviewing S...
03:47 pm EDT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Engadget Wanna take a trip into space and back on a solid rocket booster? (video)
Ever reminisce about NASA's space shuttle launches by watching them on its Ascent iOS movie app? The footage was shot by cameras attached to the solid rocket boosters that pushed the craft heavenwa...
03:21 pm EDT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Engadget Apple's second slide-to-unlock case against Samsung stayed in Germany
Nothing like a little drama in the ongoing never-ending saga between Samsung and Apple to spice up your Friday morning, eh? As legions of consumers are cashing in a vacation day in order to pick up o...
03:01 pm EDT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win one of two ASUS Transformer Primes, courtesy of NVIDIA!
Boom. Just like that, another giveaway materializes out of the ether, and it's a doozy. There's a particular tablet getting a whole bunch of attention today, and NVIDIA has a sinister idea to distrac...
02:47 pm EDT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Engadget Google's Flight Search engine adds 500 international destinations, more on the way
Google's Flight Search -- which was conjured up after its acquisition of ITA -- has been giving Kayak and Bing Travel a run for their respective dollars here in the States, but an airline search engi...
02:16 pm EDT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Engadget Engadget Podcast 285 - 03.15.2012
Now that the new iPad is out, we don't have anything to talk about because it changed our world in so many ways that we're not even sure what we're doing with out lives when we're not staring at an 8...
02:04 pm EDT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: JuiceTank is a two-pronged 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 lin...
01:56 pm EDT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Engadget Sprint to LightSquared: it's over
The writing's been on the wall for a few weeks and now Sprint's officially severing its partnership with LightSquared. Philip Falcone's project had a contractual deadline of March 15th to gain regul...
01:36 pm EDT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Engadget Kainy remote desktop app brings PC games to Android (video)
Watching Skyrim run smooth and sweet on a Tegra 3 slate did a lot to re-kindle our excitement for remote gaming on mobile devices. Hoping to cash in on that buzz, a $5 app called "Kainy" has appeared...
01:32 pm EDT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Engadget Canon EOS 5D Mark III reportedly goes on sale March 25th, manual already online
We already knew Canon's flagship EOS 5D Mark III would hit shelves by the end of March, and now it looks like you can circle a very special date in your calendar. A tipster sent in that shot of Best...
01:15 pm EDT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Engadget Distro Issue 32: HP's glass-clad Envy 14 Spectre and the state of portable gaming
With the Ultrabook onslaught in full effect, manufacturers are doing their best to make their Air opponents stand out from the crowd. For its part, HP has outfitted its ultra offering, the Envy 14 Sp...
01:01 pm EDT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Engadget Neo Geo X goes official, celebrates Grandpa's 20th anniversary
We've already seen the device in the real world, but now it's confirmed -- this portable Neo Geo is legit and heading to both the US and Europe. Blaze is crafting the retro gaming handheld with SNK's...
12:44 pm EDT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Engadget Ghost Pedal: the virtual wah pedal that Rock Band wishes it had (video)
Jimi would be proud. Eight Purdue University students have concocted what's being dubbed a Ghost Pedal; for all intents and purposes, it's a sensor-based processor that's worn around the ankle of the...
12:23 pm EDT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Engadget Hands-on with TheAppBuilder at SXSW (video)
What if within minutes, anyone could visit a website to build a native iOS, Android and Windows Phone app, then install and run it on any phone? That's exactly what TheAppBuilder -- which launched a...
11:56 am EDT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Engadget All-electric VW Golf Blue-e-emotion still on track for 2013 release, in white
It's about time Volkswagen made an EV that fits more than one blogger and his smartphone. There's not much longer to wait, though: "Late 2013" is the latest word on the arrival of the Golf Blue-e-mot...
11:39 am EDT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Engadget Where's Steve Wozniak? He's doing his regular waiting-in-line thing
Sure it's marketing, but it's also a nice little ritual. Speaking to an interviewer from What's Trending, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak acknowledged he doesn't have to wait in line for his new iPad,...
10:49 am EDT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Engadget Visualized: giant 'metal moles' ready to chew through London's underground
The city of London will soon have a new underground train to climb aboard, dubbed the Crossrail. But, before anyone can ride the line, tunnels will have to be dug. That means its time to break out th...
10:08 am EDT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Engadget Sky Sports for iPad 2.0 launches with live TV streaming, F1 Race Control companion
Another day, another app release from the folks at Sky, who have this time around delivered v2.0 of Sky Sports for iPad (formerly Sky Sports News). Coming just in time for the F1 2012 season, this it...
09:26 am EDT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Engadget Microsoft PSA: Internet Explorer 9 can do more than download other browsers (video)
See that up there? It's called inertia, and it's what the crew at Microsoft is trying to overcome. For the past 17 years, Internet Explorer has been little more than meme fodder and a litmus test of ...
08:33 am EDT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Engadget Aakash 2 to land in April, set budget tablet lovers back a measly $40
The device that started as a $10 laptop, graduated to a $35 tablet and settled on a $60 reality is about to get its first successor: the Aakash 2. Like its predecessor, the new Aakash is twist on a D...
07:27 am EDT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Engadget Arduino-powered Artbot writes the time, erases it, writes again (video)
Watching the seconds go by is a frightening reminder that time pauses for no one, but somehow, a hacker going by the name of Ekaggrat has figured out how to make the process a bit less daunting. The s...
07:08 am EDT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Engadget Google Earth for Android and iOS reaches version 6.2, supports custom KML overlays and more
Good news for fans of the iOS and Android ports of Google Earth: the apps are getting updated to version 6.2, which brings more customizable experience with it. Just like the browser and desktop var...
06:15 am EDT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Engadget ZTE blasts past the speed barrier with field test of 1.7Tbps data transmission
That bank-breaking 150/35Mbps FiOS connection you're so proud to call your own? Yeah, it looks like dial-up next to the searing terabit speeds recently achieved by ZTE's optical network. The Chinese t...
05:11 am EDT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Engadget TED expands its reach with streaming talks on Netflix
You can already watch TED talks on any number of devices via the web or the various apps available, but the oft-debated conference / organization has now added another fairly big feather to its cap:...
03:56 am EDT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Engadget New Roku HD shows up at the FCC, looks like a fusion of current boxes
If a recent FCC pit stop is to be believed (and it should), Roku's third-gen HD box may very well be on its way. Physically, the miniature device keeps the same form factor as its siblings save for ...
03:29 am EDT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Engadget Confirmed: ICS coming to the Nexus S in the next few weeks
Own a Nexus S or Nexus S 4G? Wondering when you'll finally get to enjoy a tasty bite of Ice Cream Sandwich? One our trusted sources has confirmed that Google is not abandoning you, and that an offic...
02:27 am EDT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Engadget Sonos shows off upcoming Controller apps for Windows and Mac
You unfortunately can't download them yet, but Sonos has now detailed just what folks can expect from its newly redesigned Sonos Controller apps for Mac and Windows. In addition to a completely reva...
01:38 am EDT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Engadget Lumia 610 to ship with internet sharing enabled, smartphone first-timers to be none the wiser
Wireless tethering, free of any carrier-imposed data shackles, is something of a reward for the well-informed smartphone buyer. Save for a sprinkling of Android handsets that natively include the fea...
12:52 am EDT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Engadget Sparrow for iPhone released: just a POP and Push away from email perfection
Sparrow's made a name for itself over on the Mac desktop side, and now it's doing its darnedest to do the same on iOS. The email-client-that-could has launched its long-awaited iPhone edition into th...
12:02 am EDT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Engadget Sprint kicks LightSquared to the curb as it contests FCC ruling
Sometimes when you start heading downhill, it can be hard to stop. Take LightSquared for instance -- not only were its LTE plans repeatedly contested and eventually shot down, but now Sprint, its lon...
11:17 pm EDT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Engadget Hulu video player gets a 'big picture' update, now 55 percent larger
Not a fan of giving up screen real estate to make room for a fresh episode of Alcatraz? Hulu's got your back (or in this case those eagle eyes of yours). Via its blog site, the Plus creator announce...
10:47 pm EDT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Engadget Swimming robots break wave-powered distance record, don't even stop for high-fives
Remember those autonomous sea-faring robots we saw back in November? Well, it looks like their self-propelling paddles have slowly waded them into the record books. The bots have traveled a distance ...
10:19 pm EDT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Engadget Sony applies for 'head control' patent to frustrate non-verbal communicators
The company formerly known as Sony Ericsson applied for a patent in 2010 that's yet to be granted, but you never know, one day it might wind up in a handset near you. Having recently introduced the ...
09:53 pm EDT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Engadget Square gets a few more Chinese clones, Jack Dorsey may or may not be flattered
Never mind what PayPal has just unveiled today -- look at these mobile phone credit card readers from China instead. If you ask Square CEO Jack Dorsey, we're sure he'll have to a thing or two to say ...
09:29 pm EDT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Engadget This is what artists do with their desktops
Need inspiration for a wallpaper refresh? Then you'll find plenty of treats at the source link below, which displays 51 examples of how artists customize their desktops when they just can't resist a ...
08:56 pm EDT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Engadget HBO GO teases vocal controls via Kinect, coming soon to Xbox 360 (video)
We knew it'd be arriving on April 1st, but now we're actually longing for it. HBO has just released a half-minute teaser propping up the impending release of HBO GO on Xbox 360, and while it's availa...
08:46 pm EDT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Engadget Walmart to start selling new iPads at midnight local time
Well, it looks like you won't have to wait until 8:00am tomorrow to possibly get your hands on the new iPad after all. Walmart has now confirmed that it will begin selling the 16GB WiFi-only model to...
08:30 pm EDT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live tonight at 5PM ET!
Tim and Brian are back in town, and they'll be joined in-studio by Dana. What variety of M&Ms will she eat this week? How will Brian avoid getting everyone sick with that nasty head cold he brou...
08:15 pm EDT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Engadget 1080p-capable Apple TV ships a day early, just in time to AirPlay with your new iPad
Did you hop on the pre-order train for the third generation Apple TV, right after the Cook-note? Might want to check that doorstep, as a metric ton of you -- including reader Joel above -- have writt...
07:56 pm EDT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Engadget Sprint Galaxy Nexus gets approved by FCC, one step closer to daylight
The Samsung SPH-L700. It may sound like a silly combination of letters and numbers, but it just so happens to be the model number for Sprint's version of the Galaxy Nexus -- and it's officially made ...
07:29 pm EDT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Engadget Kindle, Evernote, Vimeo and more get optimized for the iPad's Retina display
As we saw the iPhone 4's release, a massive bump in screen resolution means that plenty of apps need to be updated to fully take advantage of all those extra pixels, and today has seen a few big name...
07:00 pm EDT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Engadget Acer Iconia Tab A200 review
It's a tired promise for too many gadgets: Ice Cream Sandwich, just like the Gingerbread man before it, is coming... soon. You have to hand it to Acer, then, for bypassing those vague release schedul...
06:27 pm EDT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Engadget Archos 80 G9 Turbo slate shipping now, Ice Cream Sandwich on board
Archos has been pushing out an array of slates ranging from kid-friendly to Prime contenders, leaving you with a plethora to choose from. One of which, is a souped-up variant of that 80 G9 we showed...
06:00 pm EDT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Engadget Want to work for Engadget? We're hiring a copy editor!
Do you love gadgets? Do you hate typos? Do you have experience working as a copy editor or proofreader? Are you looking for work? Lucky you! We're looking for a dedicated freelancer to join our team a...
05:38 pm EDT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Engadget PayPal Here mobile card reader: it's like Square, but with way more frozen accounts
Hear that? That's the sound of coins hitting the mental floor at a breakneck pace, and if PayPal's meteoric success is any indication of how it'll do in mobile... well, stockholders should be pleased...
05:37 pm EDT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Engadget AllThingsD: Google diggs Kevin Rose
You might know Kevin Rose from his days at TechTV, as the cofounder of the social news website digg.com, or from his awesome drunken (and sometimes quotable) ramblings on his former video podcast dig...
05:37 pm EDT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Engadget AllThingsD: Google diggs Kevin Rose (updated)
You might know Kevin Rose from his days at TechTV, as the cofounder of the social news website digg.com, or from his awesome drunken (and sometimes quotable) ramblings on his former video podcast dig...
05:01 pm EDT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Engadget Microsoft patent application details branded web browser frame
Originally filed in the halcyon days of 2010, the United States Patent and Trademark Office has just published a web browser-centric patent application from the fine folks in Redmond. Microsoft's "Br...
04:33 pm EDT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Engadget DARPA envisions disposable SeeMe satellites for on-demand reconnaissance
A new project from DARPA could successfully bring satellites to the same throwaway status as paper cups and Charlie Sheen's income (#winning). At $500,000 a pop, the orbitals would hardly be chump ch...
04:08 pm EDT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Engadget Samsung, LG and Pantech, among others, fined $40 million in Korean price fixing scam
The truth in advertising is that there is none -- it's mostly all smoke and mirrors. But sometimes those illusory promises have real-world criminal intent behind them, like this latest ruling from the...
03:46 pm EDT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Engadget Visualized: BRD RedShift MX poses for the camera, shows off its rugged good looks
Remember our testdrive of the RedShift SM through the hills near San Francisco? Well, if that didn't get you revved up for BRD's electric duo, perhaps these new studio shots of the MX can help. The ...
03:27 pm EDT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Engadget iFixit begins surgery on new iPad
Need something to keep you occupied as you wait in line for the latest iPad? What better way to wile away the time waiting for its 8AM release in your part of the world than watching someone else tea...
03:15 pm EDT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Engadget Meizu Flyme Store surpasses 100 million downloads, now boasts 10,000 apps
It looks like Apple isn't the only company that has some boasting to do for its app store. Meizu, the company behind the eponymous Meizu MX smartphone and the Flyme OS (based on Android), has just sh...
02:53 pm EDT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Engadget Amazon Appstore for Android celebrates a year of life, deals for a week
Whatever Google can do, Amazon can do... too? Sure seems it, as the latter is celebrating a rather momentous occasion by giving back to the people that have brought it this far: you (and you, and you...
02:34 pm EDT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Engadget Netflix reveals Android app tests that keep it running on 'around 1000' devices daily
In a quick peek behind the curtain at what life can be like as an Android developer, Netflix's Tech Blog has posted details of the testing process for each iteration of its app. According to Netflix...
02:11 pm EDT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Engadget Scientists: 'Games are hard'
While we've been telling jaded partners and family members for ages, it looks like there's some -- slightly obscure -- proof. The researchers reconstructed their own levels, forcing gamers to choose...
01:48 pm EDT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Engadget Sony Bloggie Sport HD arriving in stores ready for your extreme weekend (video)
We do love documenting our dirt-trail journeys to show our friends at, ah, dirt-trail bike club. If you feel the same way, then you'll love Sony's Bloggie Sport HD, which ships today. Announced at C...
01:25 pm EDT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Engadget Dish Network starts rolling out Hopper Joey multiroom DVR setup today (video)
We're still not sure what inspired Dish Network to choose a kangaroo theme for its new multiroom DVR setup -- going as far as bringing out a live baby 'roo during its CES 2012 unveiling -- but if the...
12:56 pm EDT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Engadget Neutrinos can transmit messages through walls, mountains, planets
Neutrinos may not travel as fast as we first hoped, but then they have other special abilities to make up for it. Being almost massless, they can penetrate the thickest barriers, which ought to make ...
12:23 pm EDT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 3.6 hands-on (video)
If you were paying very close attention during Samsung's IFA announcements last year, you may have caught wind of a 3.6-inch PMP, fittingly called the Galaxy S WiFi 3.6. Now, Samsung has confirmed th...
12:00 pm EDT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Engadget Western Digital MyBook Thunderbolt Duo is available now starting at $600
Back at Macworld, we laid our peepers on Western Digital's MyBook Thunderbolt Duo and were able to take a demo setup for a quick spin. Now, the dual-wielding external HDDs are officially on the marke...
11:36 am EDT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Engadget Virgin Media wins London Underground WiFi contract, provides conduit for tube station tweets
Remember the ten dozen WiFi hotspots London's underground said it was prepping ahead of the 2012 Olympic games? Virgin Media says they'll be free -- at least to start. By the time July rolls around,...
11:09 am EDT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Engadget iHome's iW2 AirPlay speaker to begin shipping this April, for $200
It's been a while since we've heard about iHome's iW2 AirPlay speaker, but that all changed Wednesday, when the company announced that its wireless system will begin shipping on April 1st. Standing ...
10:31 am EDT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Engadget Nokia design chief spending a third of his time on future tablet
Nokia design chief Marko Ahtisaari wasn't going to be drawn on details and release dates, but he has revealed that a tablet from the (predominantly) phone-focused company was definitely in the works ...
10:01 am EDT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Engadget iRobot Scooba 390 hands-on
Last week's trip to iRobot's headquarters in Bedford, Massachusetts wasn't just about tossing battlefield 'bots about. We also had the opportunity to check out some of the company's more domestic of...
10:01 am EDT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Engadget iRobot Scooba 390 hands-on -- now with 30 degrees more circle (video)
Last week's trip to iRobot's headquarters in Bedford, Massachusetts wasn't just about tossing battlefield 'bots about. We also had the opportunity to check out some of the company's more domestic of...
10:00 am EDT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Engadget Givit video sharing service offers easy export of FlipShare clips
Clinging desperately to the last vestiges of your beloved Flip? Well, as the December 31st, 2013 deadline to rescue your vids approaches, you're running out of time to pick a successor to your FlipSh...
09:30 am EDT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: Help some dudes make a robot fighting ring
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject lin...
08:32 am EDT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Engadget Google to switch on 'semantic search' within months, emphasize things as well as words
A search engine should be about more than just keywords. MC Hammer believes that passionately and Google must do too, because over the next few months and years it'll gradually adjust its own algorit...
07:32 am EDT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Engadget BlackBerry 10 coming to the PlayBook, RIM confirms
RIM's handsets won't be getting BlackBerry 10 until later this year, but once they do, the PlayBook will be next in line. That's according to Rob Orr, RIM's VP of product management, who confirmed...
06:38 am EDT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Engadget AU Optronics found guilty of US price fixing, appeal already in the works
AU Optronics has had its name bandied about in the courtroom before, most recently in a 2009 group suit where it was targeted for LCD price fixing. 'Course, LCD price fixing has been quite a popular p...
06:36 am EDT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Engadget Wolfram Alpha in-app purchase for iOS adds advanced image processing capabilities
Version 1.4 of Wolfram Alpha has just landed in Apple's App Store, and in addition to a visual refresh for weather queries and the ability to procure items from Best Buy, users will also discover a n...
05:42 am EDT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Engadget Visualized: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell bares all
Mercedes' electric AMG SLS E-Cell is the teutonic powerhouse's futuristic new gull-wing coupe. An electric motor stationed upon each wheel helps it develop 525 horsepower and go from 0-60 in four sec...
03:37 am EDT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Engadget BBC's Director-General confirms instant video on-demand store is coming
Just last week, rumors regarding the BBC's purported iTunes competitor were making the rounds. Now, thanks to Director-General Mark Thompson, we can confirm that it is indeed in the works. Currently...
02:51 am EDT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Engadget Mozilla outlines plans for Firefox in 2012: less emphasis on version numbers, more focus on user experience
We've already seen Firefox move to a more rapid release schedule, and it looks like we'll soon also see far less emphasis placed on those rapidly increasing version numbers (much like Google has alre...
01:15 am EDT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Engadget Hand-cranked vending machine offers products sans power, refreshments during emergencies (video)
Ever needed to grab a bottle of water only to find the vending machine you've spotted is without power? The folks in Japan have, especially in the period immediately following natural disasters. The...
12:26 am EDT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Engadget RIM gets funky, patents fuel cell manufacture for mobile devices
If the engineers in Waterloo have their way, your future mobile handset may be able to recharge itself on-the-go with the help of fuel cells. A new patent from RIM describes a method of manufacture t...
11:38 pm EDT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Engadget Prestigio's Multi 9.7 Android 4.0 tablet has an IPS display, arrives in May for 199 Euros
We were so busy fondling gaming machines and touchscreen Ultrabooks at CeBIT last week that we missed that tablet you see up there. That would be the Prestigio Multi 9.7, which -- surprise, surprise ...
11:38 pm EDT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Engadget Prestigio's Multi 9.7 Android 4.0 tablet has an IPS display, arrives in May for 199 Euro
We were so busy fondling gaming machines and touchscreen Ultrabooks at CeBIT last week that we missed that tablet you see up there. That would be the Prestigio Multi 9.7, which -- surprise, surprise ...
10:59 pm EDT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Engadget Cricket looks to enhance LTE rollout plan, strikes five-year deal with Clearwire
It looks as if the Big G's plan to offload its Clearwire stake didn't stop Cricket from striking a deal with the Sprint-born network. The five-year agreement allows the underdog wireless carrier to ...
10:21 pm EDT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Engadget Archos outs G10 xs tablet line, readies Transformer Prime contenders
After releasing a teaser earlier today, Archos is now shedding a tiny bit of light on its upcoming G10 xs series. As slides from its recent Paris presser show, the upcoming tabs, of which little is k...
09:56 pm EDT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Engadget Dolphin Browser arrives in BlackBerry App World, now with developer's permission
Everybody loves happy endings, so it's with this in mind that we bring you news of the official "sanctioned" arrival of Dolphin Browser within the BlackBerry App World. At version 7.2, this app isn't...
09:34 pm EDT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Engadget Canada relaxes rules on foreign ownership of wireless companies, plans spectrum auction for first half of 2013
The Canadian government made a major announcement on telecom policy late this afternoon, revealing a change that opens the door to more foreign ownership of wireless companies -- an issue that's bee...
09:20 pm EDT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Engadget The Hague to Samsung: no injunction for 3G patent infringement if Apple's willing to FRAND license
Since it's been more than 24 hours since the last bit of news in the ongoing legal battle between Samsung and Apple, we figured you could do with another litigation revelation. Late last year, the Ha...
08:56 pm EDT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Engadget iTunes movies in 1080p: less than or equal to Blu-ray image quality?
Blu-ray's been atop the home entertainment mountain, with only fleeting competition from HD-DVDs, ever since its introduction. Since then, home internet connections have gotten faster and the quality ...
08:27 pm EDT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Engadget PayPal's Digital Wallet, lets you decide how you empty yours (video)
PayPal has been helping us pay for those impulse purchases for a long time, but now its forthcoming Digital Wallet, could see it popping up on our bank statements a whole lot more. Speaking with eBay...
08:27 pm EDT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Engadget PayPal's Digital Wallet lets you decide how you empty yours (video)
PayPal has been helping us pay for those impulse purchases for a long time, but now its forthcoming Digital Wallet could see it popping up on our bank statements a whole lot more. Speaking with eBay ...
08:06 pm EDT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Engadget Google IO: inputoutput game promotes its dev conference, wastes your coffee break
Google's latest time-sink is apparently inspired by "the spirit of innovation" shown at its annual I/O developer conference -- while not-to-subtly promoting it at the same time. The HTML5 game offer...
07:45 pm EDT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Engadget Verizon lights up its 200th LTE candle, plans to double 4G coverage by year-end
You've come a long way, Big Red. For a network that launched a little over a year ago, VZW's LTE service is about to hit a high water mark, blanketing 203 markets come tomorrow's planned expansion to...
07:23 pm EDT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Engadget New single ion clock is '100 times more precise' than existing atomic models
Researchers at the University of South Wales have developed a new type of atomic clock that measures an atom's neutron orbit instead of the electron's flight path. This method is apparently accurate ...
07:00 pm EDT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Show returns Friday, March 16th with Douglas Rushkoff, Sony, iRobot, MWC and air combat
We're back in familiar surroundings for the 31st episode of the Engadget Show, and boy do we have a lot planned for this month. Some might say it's too much. To those people we shake our heads disap...
06:37 pm EDT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Engadget PSA: Apple offering up to $320 if you trade in your iPad 2 in reuse and recycling program
Eyeing the iPad 3, but have yet to take the pre-order plunge? Per The Next Web, your patience is about to be rewarded as Apple's updated its Reuse and Recycling program, which means owners of iPad 2s...
06:16 pm EDT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Engadget Rumored NVIDIA GTX 680 specs surface online, photos prove it does indeed exist
As NVIDIA readies its 28nm family of Kepler graphics cards, more and more details are starting to trickle out. Just yesterday, NVIDIA teased an Acer Ultrabook packing a mysterious new GT640M card ba...
06:02 pm EDT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Engadget Apple's new iPad shows up in Hong Kong, teases with sample photos and video clip
Looks like Vietnam ain't the only place that got an early taste of the new iPad, which is due out this Friday around the world (unless you're super tight with your delivery man, of course). Hong Kong...
05:45 pm EDT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Engadget Microsoft plans Windows Phone Tango reveal for March 21st in China
There's no doubt that China's feeling the Microsoft love as of late. After HTC broke ground last week with the launch of the country's first ever Windows Phone handset -- a re-badged Titan known as t...
05:22 pm EDT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Engadget New iPad inventory shipments spotted at Best Buy, backroom eye-candy until Friday
If you somehow haven't heard, Apple's new iPad officially goes on sale this Friday. As such, it's not surprising to find out that at least one US Best Buy location has already received its stock of t...
05:00 pm EDT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Engadget Native Instruments announces Traktor Kontrol F1 controller with Traktor 2.5 and Remix Decks, we go hands-on
A very colorful light will shine upon Native Instruments' DJ ecosystem on May 30th, and it's called Traktor Kontrol F1. The rainbow-flavored box aims squarely at the growing number of beat junkies w...
04:41 pm EDT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Engadget The power of Kickstarter: Bolex Camera project raises nearly $250,000 in a single day
If anyone was still skeptical about the power of Kickstarter, they should pay attention. We'd lined up the Digital Bolex for a forthcoming episode of Insert Coin, but the project managed to surpass ...
04:19 pm EDT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Engadget Aereo TV broadcast-streaming service launching today... in NYC
Despite getting served by a mighty squad of TV networks, Aereo's keeping its original plans of launching on March 14th. However, the broadcast-streaming service will only be available to folks livin...
03:56 pm EDT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Engadget PSA: Nook Tablet can be repartitioned in-store, Android app adds comic support
Did you take umbrage with Barnes & Noble's efforts to hoard all your Nook Tablet storage for its own content? Well, the book seller has made good on its promise to reassign a portion of your 16GB...
03:35 pm EDT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Engadget HSPA+ BlackBerry Playbook hits the FCC
RIM has been promising an HSPA+ capable BlackBerry Playbook for over a year, and it looks like it's now one step closer to actually being released. A tablet from Research in Motion recently mad...
03:35 pm EDT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Engadget HSPA+ BlackBerry PlayBook hits the FCC (update: LTE too)
RIM has been promising an HSPA+ capable BlackBerry PlayBook for over a year, and it looks like it's now one step closer to actually being released. A tablet from Research in Motion recently mad...
03:14 pm EDT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Engadget Snail turned into living battery, should have taken the blue pill
You know how those mad scientists at DARPA are obsessed with generating power from insects? A team from Clarkson University, New York and Ben-Gurion University, Israel has gone one better by turning...
02:54 pm EDT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Engadget Samsung patents using a phone as a pointer while wearing a head-mounted display
We're not sure how many head-mounted displays you've had your follicles on, but generally the answer around the Engadget compound is, "quite a few." If you've ever played with such a wearable gadget ...
02:33 pm EDT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Engadget Samsung researching Android-based digital camera
Android on a mainstream digital camera? Yes, you will live to see the day. We're at Samsung's Korean headquarters this week, where we had an opportunity to sit down with the company's research and de...
02:33 pm EDT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Engadget Samsung considering Android-based digital camera
Android on a mainstream digital camera? Yes, you could live to see the day. We're at Samsung's Korean headquarters this week, where we had an opportunity to sit down with the company's research and d...
02:11 pm EDT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Engadget Google+ updated with photo album organizer, batch delete and sorting functionality in tow
Suffice it to say, if you're still using Google+ you've probably noticed that it hasn't exactly had an expansive feature set for organizing photo albums. According to Isaac Sparrow, a self-desc...
01:49 pm EDT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Engadget Discovery shows hit Amazon Prime Instant Video, because it's 'Dirty Jobs,' but someone has to stream it
Amazon today announced a deal that will bring a slew of content from Discovery Communications to its ever increasing selection of streamable Prime videos. The partnership includes content from such p...
01:32 pm EDT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 290 - 03.14.2012
The new iPad and Apple TV are not only finally official, they're also both full HD-ready for the first time. As such, they're leading off this week's (slightly late-arriving, hopefully that hasn't co...
01:16 pm EDT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Engadget New iPad still coming to Apple Stores at 8AM on Friday, don't worry
Getting a little bit antsy in your respective Apple Store queue? Don't worry, Cupertino let it be known that its new iPad is on-track for an 8AM debut this Friday. The "resolutionary" (Apple's fault,...
01:01 pm EDT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Engadget IDC: Android tablets will overtake iPad by 2015, despite everything
They're not center-stage right now, but Android tablets are still predicted to overtake the iPad within the next three years, according to IDC. The forecasters noted that Apple's worldwide share of t...
12:27 pm EDT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Engadget Galaxy Note LTE gains access to T-Mobile's HSPA+ network with custom radio
To all T-Mobile users that've privately longed to wield the Galaxy Note, yet've remained deterred by its nasty EDGE speed limitation, we've just one thing to say: welcome to flavor country. A new wor...
11:49 am EDT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Engadget eBay launches Watch With eBay iPad app, lets you 'shop like a star'
This year's SXSW isn't all about fancy rides and Instagram teasers, also in the mix is eBay's fresh iPad app, dubbed Watch With eBay. The free goodies will let you spend some cash (at least eBay's h...
11:02 am EDT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Engadget NASA, GM working on a 'Robo-Glove' to assist astronauts and autoworkers alike
We've seen power assist technology designed to help people walk, bike or just tote luggage around, and now we've for the Human Grasp Assist aka Robo-Glove. Under development from GM and NASA, the pro...
10:03 am EDT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Engadget Lego Game Boy Transformer uses blocks for more than Tetris
So what's cooler for '80s geeks than a Lego set, a Game Boy or a Transformers robot? Why, a Lego Game Boy Transformer, of course. At least, that's the idea behind the latest pièce de ré...
09:04 am EDT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Engadget Maingear reveals Solo 21 all-in-one, customize your 21.5-inch machine starting at $999
Is an all-in-one more your style? Looking to welcome a new one to the fold? If so, Maingear is looking to oblige. The PC maker has just added all-in-ones to its arsenal with the Solo 21. A 21.5-inch ...
08:05 am EDT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Engadget Sharp executive officer Takashi Okuda to take over as president next month
In a move similar to the ones seen at fellow struggling Japanese electronics giants Sony and Panasonic, Sharp has announced a change at the top, swapping out president Mikio Katayama (kicked upstairs...
07:11 am EDT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Engadget Turntable.fm inks deals with major music labels, promises 'no traditional advertising'
Turntable.fm may not be as much of a household name as some of the other music streaming services out there, but it's certainly doing its best to catch up. After launching in June and releasing an i...
05:58 am EDT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Engadget The Encyclopaedia Britannica is going out of print
It was probably inevitable, but on Tuesday, it became official: the Encyclopaedia Britannica is finally going out of print. The news was confirmed yesterday by Jorge Cauz, president of Chicago-based ...
04:57 am EDT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Engadget Behind the scenes video reveals Google's attention to search detail (video)
If you're interested in how much detail the engineers at Mountain View pay to every element of Google's search business, check this out. This is footage of the Quality Launch Review, a meeting that ...
04:01 am EDT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Engadget HP Envy 14 Spectre review
In a previous life, the HP Envy 14 was a laptop's laptop: a 5.69-pound slugger with an optical drive, discrete AMD graphics and a battery that couldn't last four hours in our battery rundown test. Th...
03:40 am EDT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Engadget Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 brings an NVIDIA Kepler GPU to the ultrabook party
Acer unveiled several new Ultrabooks at CeBIT last week (we spent time with the V5 and V3) but its M3 may be the most special one of all. NVIDIA mentions it will not only be the first with a discrete...
03:02 am EDT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Engadget Xperia S, now with more PlayStation Store
While we generally liked our time with the Xperia S, we were a little perplexed as why it went on sale with a placeholder instead of proper access to Sony's PlayStation Store. That changes today, as ...
02:29 am EDT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Engadget HTC details micro arc oxidation, says your One S will be strong enough to forgo the case (video)
Happen to recall the gorgeous metal HTC's using on its upcoming One S to surround its Ice Cream Sandwich-loaded core? To refresh your memory, the ceramic look and feel of its metal unibody shell is c...
01:38 am EDT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Engadget Swann's MP3 DJ Doorbell has only one question for you...
"When ya gonna ring it? When ya gonna ring it? Dah. Dah. Daaah."Continue reading Swann's MP3 DJ Doorbell has only one question for you...Swann's MP3 DJ Doorbell has only one question for you... or...
12:48 am EDT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Engadget Google pairs with Belgian museum to index cards, listen to old stories
Google's latest move on its European charm offensive has landed it at a doorstep somewhere in Mons, Belgium. The company has announced it will help continue the Mundaneum card catalogue. The unfortun...
12:00 am EDT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Engadget Rdio redesign hands-on
With Spotify getting all the love from the tech press since its US launch last year, fellow music streaming sites have no doubt been scrambling a bit to get back on the radar, a fact likely only compo...
11:41 pm EDT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Engadget Virgin Mobile scores the Alcatel OneTouch Venture, can be yours March 15th for $100
Alcatel OneTouch isn't a heavy hitter in the States, but that doesn't stop it from doing its darndest to push devices here with a little help from distributor PCD. The Venture is the latest model an...
11:19 pm EDT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Engadget Fujifilm to fix 'blooming issue' on X10 and X-S1 cameras
Have shots of bright highlights from your retro X10 or X-S1 been subject to a white disc or blooming effect? A quick perusal of enthusiast photography website DPReview reveals you're not alone, with ...
10:54 pm EDT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Engadget Firefox 11 up for grabs now, Chrome migration and more dev tools in tow
It's only been a few weeks since the celebrated tin anniversary of Firefox hit the virtual streets, and now it's taken on another numerical increment. Alongside the fullscreen apps and promises of f...
10:32 pm EDT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Engadget Netflix 'Just for Kids' comes to PS3 to enjoy some Thomas inbetween those MW3 marathons
Netflix is doing everything it can to court that "under 12" portion of the market by expanding its "Just for Kids" service to the PS3. Also available on Apple TV, Nintendo Wii and online, it offers ...
10:07 pm EDT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Engadget ARM Cortex-M0+ is a low-power, low cost 32-bit processor for the 'internet of things'
The "internet of things" is quite the buzzed about phenomena these days and everyone wants in on the action. But, much of the hype so far has been associated with that DIY staple, the Arduino, and it...
09:41 pm EDT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Engadget HBO in talks to relax iCloud ban on Universal, Fox movies for Apple TV
Remember when it was revealed that Fox and Universal's movie libraries wouldn't be able to stream via iCloud to your Apple TV? The reason was that both studios were locked into an exclusive window w...
09:06 pm EDT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Engadget HTC Sense 3.6 preview
It's been nearly four months since the Samsung Galaxy Nexus arrived, bearing the latest version of Google's mobile OS, known to most of us as Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich. In this span of time, ...
08:41 pm EDT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Engadget BlackBerry Mini Keyboard ships March 23rd for $120, a match made in Canada
Work it. Anywhere. Any time. Those were the fighting words behind the BlackBerry Mini Keyboard promo shots we showed you a few days back. Now, backing up what we'd heard, RIM's officially (and very ...
08:19 pm EDT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) makes a pass through the FCC
It's March. Don't bother looking at your calendar, we fact-checked it for you. It would make sense, then, that the seven-inch sequel to the Samsung Galaxy Tab, slated for a March UK release, should ...
07:52 pm EDT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Engadget Apple's Sir Jonathan Ive: our competitors have 'completely the wrong goals'
London's favorite only remaining evening free-sheet has snagged an interview with Apple design maven Sir Jonathan Ive. In the piece he talks about being thrilled and humbled by his recent Knighthood...
07:29 pm EDT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Engadget Intel: Optical Thunderbolt cables arriving this year
Intel's Dave Salvator has been talking about Thunderbolt's future, promising that optical versions of the high-speed interconnect will arrive this year. The copper version currently available is che...
07:06 pm EDT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Engadget Consumer Reports' Fisker Karma gets fixed, testing resumes, for now
Remember Consumer Reports' bought a Fisker Karma that broke down while on the test track? Well after it had made the 200-mile round-trip to the dealership, it turned out the inverter cable and batte...
06:39 pm EDT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Engadget TAG Heuer's Racer smartphone wants to be as ostentatious and flashy as your supercar (video)
Previous endeavors in the stratospheric and ultra-high end phone market have resulted in fanciful hardware made out of exotic materials, often marred by perplexingly outdated innards. If you believe ...
06:21 pm EDT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Engadget Google+ mobile site gets UI refresh, now more like its app siblings
Well, it's not quite the tablet-friendly app we've been waiting for, but, it'll do. Google+ has gotten something of a mobile facelift, bringing the portable site's design more in line with that ...
06:06 pm EDT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Engadget Walmart in-store disc to digital UltraViolet conversion gets official
In a press event panel that included almost every big studio executive -- sans Disney -- Walmart announced an exclusive in-store disc to digital conversion service. Starting April 16th, in more than ...
05:54 pm EDT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Engadget Rdio rolls out redesigned website and desktop apps, promises to make things more social
If you've checked into Rdio's website this afternoon (and are a web or unlimited subscriber) you've probably noticed a message prompting you to try out the "new Rdio." Clicking on it will take you t...
05:39 pm EDT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Engadget Marvell launches Kinoma Play app platform for Android
Almost a year has passed since we last saw Marvell's Kinoma platform in person, but the time has finally arrived for its release. We got the chance to sit down with Peter Hoddie, VP of the Kinoma Pla...
05:17 pm EDT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Engadget Samsung official claims Apple's releasing a 7.85-inch iPad
Just six days have elapsed since the unveiling of Apple's third-generation iPad, and the rumor mill is already wildly speculating about what's in store for the next one. Korea Times has quoted an un...
04:59 pm EDT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Engadget Wanna see HP engineers shoot laptops with electricity? (video)
You may think your job is cool, but do you work at Hewlett Packard's Elite PC reliability testing lab? It's the sort of place you'll find robots opening and closing DVD trays thousands of times and ...
04:22 pm EDT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Engadget Say goodbye to the Nokia Tune, Google's turning ringtones into adverts
It's a patent, so we can't promise it'll appear in the next version of Android, but since Google's filed it, you never know. Mountain View's best and brightest (Ronald Ho and Jennifer W. Lin) have p...
04:22 pm EDT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Engadget Google patent could replace the ringback tone with adverts (updated)
It's a patent, so we can't promise it'll appear in the next version of Android, but since Google's filed it, you never know. Mountain View's best and brightest (Ronald Ho and Jennifer W. Lin) have p...
03:57 pm EDT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Engadget Sprint offering free 3G 4G Plug-in-connect, clears space for faster dongles
Over the weekend, Sprint announced it's handing out one of its 3G / 4G dongles free of charge to its customers -- with a catch, though. The gratis U602 Plug-in-connect can be yours now if you're roc...
03:27 pm EDT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Engadget PSA: Verizon and AT&T ready to take your money for new iPads on March 16
We've now seen what the new iPad's packaging will entail come Friday, but it doesn't change the fact that elbowing your way to the front of those Apple Store queues isn't for everyone. Fortunately, ...
03:01 pm EDT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win one of three SOL Republic Tracks headphones, courtesy of ColorWare!
The giveaways don't stop coming, and why should they? Everyone loves the chance to win free stuff. This week we have three pairs of custom-designed SOL Republic Tracks HD headphones up for grabs, tha...
02:25 pm EDT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Engadget Former Sony exec Phil Harrison takes over for Peter Molyneux at Microsoft
Phil Harrison, former head of Sony Worldwide Studios and the man that introduced the world to Playstation Home and gave one of the earliest public demos of the PS3, is heading to Microsoft. Harrison, ...
02:25 pm EDT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Engadget Former Sony exec Phil Harrison takes over for Peter Molyneux at Microsoft (update: confirmed)
Phil Harrison, former head of Sony Worldwide Studios and the man that introduced the world to Playstation Home and gave one of the earliest public demos of the PS3, is heading to Microsoft. Harrison, ...
02:12 pm EDT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Engadget TED launches 'TED-Ed', hopes to make lessons worth sharing
Who doesn't love filling an idle hour with a good ol' bit of TED? Now, the people behind those share-worthy ideas are bringing us TED-Ed: a new lesson-based YouTube channel. Aimed primarily at high-s...
01:41 pm EDT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Engadget Pain Gun vs. Reporter round two, reporter left feelin' hot, hot, hot (video)
You may not recall when 60 Minutes' David Martin took a shot at the Pain Gun, but it didn't end well for the fleshy anchorman. Now Wired's Spencer Ackerman's having a go, with similarly one-sided re...
01:02 pm EDT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Player 70 Dual Core hands-on (video)
Everything Samsung seems to be just a touch better in Seoul, and the South Korean giant's Galaxy Player 70 is no exception. For starters, it ships with a dual-core 1GHz processor -- a first for the W...
12:28 pm EDT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Engadget Metro-styled build of Chrome in the works for Windows 8
Windows 8's impending metro/desktop split means some programs may be pulling double duty in your task manager -- one for its classic environment, and one for its fancy facade. Google, not to be outdo...
12:04 pm EDT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Engadget Miselu Neiro Android-powered synth hands-on at SXSW (video)
This is the Miselu Neiro, a "portable, net-enabled social music device" which was announced this weekend at SXSW. We were able see and handle the first-ever prototype fresh off the lab bench at the ...
11:29 am EDT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Engadget Dish buys TerreStar and DBSD, inches towards LTE future
DBSD North America and TerreStar Networks probably aren't the first two companies you think of when talking about cutting edge broadband, but they're integral to Dish Network's LTE plans. Both compani...
11:02 am EDT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Engadget New iPad gets benchmarked: 1GB RAM confirmed, no boost in CPU speed
Not only did some lucky gents in Vietnam get their hands on the new iPad while most people are still refreshing their delivery status page, they were also kind enough to run some benchmark tests. The...
10:34 am EDT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Engadget Amazon sells over 2 million Kindle Singles in 14 months
Amazon's individually-wrapped slices of literary goodness have managed to pull in a few fans since launching in January last year. The company has offered a rare glimpse at its retail figures, trumpe...
09:44 am EDT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Engadget Sony outs Xperia sola: 3.7-inch LCD, 1GHz CPU, 'floating touch' navigation
So, it turns out the sola isn't a US-specific version of the Xperia S after all, but a new handset in its own right. In some ways, it's a budget version of the S, with a similar form factor minus the...
09:18 am EDT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Engadget New iPad spotted in the wild, unboxing photos and video in tow
Did Apple actually release a new iPad with LTE and a Retina Display last week? Or did it waft hallucinogens at us while we liveblogged, making us see only what we wanted to see? These doubts should b...
08:37 am EDT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia Acro HD launches March 15 in Japan
For those confused by Sony's mixed naming conventions, this is the Japan-friendly version of AT&T's incoming Xperia Ion. There's been some additions to the US-bound device we handled back in Jan...
07:52 am EDT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Engadget Path vows contact data 'hashing' in next update, chases privacy certification
Path is still trying to pave over those privacy cracks, promising that its next update will "hash" the contact data it previously used to suck up without prior warning. Last month, the app was caugh...
06:42 am EDT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Engadget Pentax K-01 and Optio WG-2 cameras now available
Pentax has been teasing us with its trio of cameras for what seems like an eternity. It's been long enough that we've actually had playtime with the new mirrorless flagship, the K-01. That chunky re...
06:11 am EDT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Engadget Samsung patents phone skins, mood swings, Amazon
See that crazy faceplate with matching wallpaper that sells for two-a-penny on Amazon? Well, Samsung wants to patent something even worse. It's so bad we had to hide it away after the break. (Honestl...
04:01 am EDT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Engadget Acer brings five monitors to the US, prices range from $139 to $329
If that display up there looks familiar, it's because it's already won itself a fancy schmancy iF product design award. But as Prospero would say, 'tis new to thee -- at least if you live on this si...
04:00 am EDT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Engadget Sony outs Alpha A57 translucent mirror camera with 12fps shooting, improved autofocus system
DSLRs tend to have longer refresh cycles than oh, we don't know, phones with RAZR in the name, but every shooter must eventually go to heaven nonetheless. About a year and a half after introducing th...
03:24 am EDT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Engadget Gartner pegs Samsung as China's top smartphone maker, ranks Apple fifth overall
Analysts at the research firm Gartner have come out and crowned Samsung as the most popular smartphone producer in China. The Korean manufacturer beat out others such as Nokia, Huawei, ZTE and Apple ...
02:38 am EDT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Engadget Stephen Elop: Nokia Lumia coming to China on March 28th
China recently greeted its first Windows Phone (on pre-order, anyway), but if Stephen Elop has his way, Nokia will be hot on HTC's heels. The company's CEO has revealed that Nokia will unleash its Lu...
01:57 am EDT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Engadget Terahertz bandwidth: the key to 1,000x faster smartphones, laptops and pipe dreams
Much like carbon nanotubes and quantum computing, terahertz technologies have been promising miracles for nearly as long as humans have been able to distinguish water from fire. We exaggerate, but bar...
01:28 am EDT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Engadget Samsung heralds European arrival of Ice Cream Sandwich for Galaxy S II
After that March 10th mishap, Samsung reaffirmed to us that it'd deliver Android 4.0 for its GT-I9100 Galaxy S II when it was darn good and ready -- well folks, the company is appears ready. It's jus...
01:28 am EDT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Engadget Samsung heralds European arrival of Ice Cream Sandwich for Galaxy S II (updated)
After that March 10th mishap, Samsung reaffirmed to us that it'd deliver Android 4.0 for its GT-I9100 Galaxy S II when it was darn good and ready -- well folks, the company appears ready. It's just a...
01:14 am EDT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Engadget Nook Simple Touch gets upgrade to fix WiFi issues, offers 'minor enhancements'
Remember the Nook Simple Touch WiFi issues we told you about, way back when? Barnes & Noble promised that it was working "diligently" to address the connectivity problems, and now it seem that h...
12:52 am EDT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Engadget GTVHacker teases Boxee for rooted Sony Google TVs
Since the Boxee Box and original Google TV v1 hardware share Intel Atom processors at their heart users have wondered about the opportunity for a port, and as seen above, that may have been achieved...
12:13 am EDT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Engadget ASUS Zenbooks to get Ivy Bridge refresh, optional 1080p and backlit keyboards in tow?
Bad news if you've recently acquired either of ASUS' gorgeous Zenbooks, as alleged spec sheets for their successors have just surfaced. According to documents obtained by The Verge, the upcoming refr...
11:54 pm EDT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Engadget Must See HDTV (March 12th - 18th)
Community After an all-too-long midseason hiatus, everyone's favorite group of community college misfits returns on Thursday. Community has a significant online following that reacted noisily to its...
11:19 pm EDT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Engadget Naoki Maru's Real King Kizer gets closer to Real Steel with motion sensing (video)
Naoki Maru's Real King Kizer, the boxing robot to end all boxing robots, has been around for a hot minute, but the latest upgrade is bound to make even Wolverine Hugh Jackman take notice. The Real St...
10:47 pm EDT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Engadget Intel plans branded IPTV service, could launch by end of 2012
In a shift that would see its familiar brand move from the inside out, Intel's reportedly in talks to create an IPTV service that could rival current subscription offerings from cable and satellite. ...
10:14 pm EDT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Engadget DARPA director exits agency for Google, assumes mysterious role
Not even the federal government's factory of scifi dreams can hold off the likes of Google's recruiters. According to Wired, Regina Dugan, DARPA's current director, will be moving on from the Departm...
09:44 pm EDT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 129 - 03.12.2012
Feel like you're the only one not tweeting about staring into a gigantic retina display whilst galavanting through the streets of the Texas capitol? Hang out with us! Please be advised that Myriam's ...
09:10 pm EDT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Engadget Twitter snatches up Posterous, microblogging field about to get a little bit smaller
The Y Combinator-funded Posterous had its time in the sun and now it's being absorbed by the biggest player in the microblogging market. The simple sharing service struck a chord with many of Silicon...
09:00 pm EDT - Mon, March 12, 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...
08:44 pm EDT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Engadget Yahoo hits Facebook with patent infringement lawsuit
Yahoo has seen some fairly big shakeups within the company recently, and it looks like it's now also trying a change in tactics. As AllThingsD reports, Yahoo has today filed what's being described a...
08:01 pm EDT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Engadget Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft: three very different takes on portable gaming at GDC 2012
Tim Cook says the darnedest things. Why, just last week Apple's head honcho suggested that iPad users are ditching their home consoles in favor of Cupertino's favorite slate. Bold words, ones that ca...
07:33 pm EDT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile's Galaxy S Blaze 4G lands in select stores March 21st, everywhere else March 28th
A Galaxy S II it is not, but that isn't a bad thing, as not everyone's kosher with cramming 4.65-inches worth of superphone into their pocket. Enter T-Mobile's Galaxy S Blaze 4G -- a souped up Galaxy...
07:01 pm EDT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Engadget Ralph Baer, video game mastermind, sits down for inventor portrait video
Ralph Baer is a name synonymous with gaming lore, credited with the invention of the Magnavox Odyssey and thinking that digital table tennis was a good idea long before Pong proved him right. These d...
06:34 pm EDT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Engadget Apple simplifies its ITC suit against Samsung: drops one patent and several claims from two more
While there's been plenty of legal wrangling between Apple and Samsung in Federal courtrooms lately, it's been awhile since we've had news from the parties' parallel proceedings occurring in the ITC. ...
06:00 pm EDT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Engadget Bringing wireless to the disconnected: internet tales from the South Pacific
"We only have dial-up here. You'd be shocked at the speeds. [Laughs.] But it's okay -- as long as I can send and reply to email, I'm fine with it."Those were the words spoken to me just weeks ago ...
05:44 pm EDT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Engadget HTC's UK accessory store shows some love for the One line, offers up the goodies early
HTC set gadget-lusting hearts ablaze when it outed its trio of One phones at this past Mobile World Congress. And while you can't yet get your paws on those Sense 4.0 devices, you can load up on a sl...
05:16 pm EDT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile HTC One S shows up in FCC with AWS bands?
It doesn't come right out and say it, but we have a strong suspicion that the HTC PJ40110 -- approved by the FCC today -- refers to T-Mobile's version of the HTC One S. This model offers an AWS 3G r...
04:42 pm EDT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Engadget Rogers confirms Lumia 900 pre-orders beginning 'next week': get your wallets ready, Canada
Good news for Nokia fans located in the land known as Canada. Rogers recently took to its Twitter, announcing that pre-orders for the hotly anticipated Lumia 900 will begin at some point next week. I...
04:04 pm EDT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Engadget Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 teased by FCC, launching with 9.7-inch display this month?
Lenovo's been hard at work with various Android phones and tablets so far this year, and here's yet another one that's just popped up in FCC's database. Dubbed the IdeaTab S2109 (or S2109A-F, to be s...
03:47 pm EDT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Engadget AT&T continues 4G LTE expansion, plans to light up eleven markets by early summer
AT&T's 4G LTE isn't the new kid on the wireless block anymore, but that's not to say the network's leapfrogged its growing pains. With almost two years to go before it reaches that end-of-year 20...
03:09 pm EDT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Engadget Canon EOS 5D Mark III high-ISO sample images (hands-on)
Canon unveiled its highly-anticipated EOS 5D Mark III just 10 days ago, but we already have a pre-production sample in-hand, and will be putting it through its paces over the next week. Today's insta...
02:35 pm EDT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Engadget Nokia's extreme dieting continues as it kills off Nokia Money
If you thought Nokia had finished its program of slimming down, think again. The axe is being wielded on Nokia Money as the company seeks to reinvent itself as a lean'n'mean mobile player. The mobil...
02:00 pm EDT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Engadget BMW launches Stitcher integration at SXSW (hands-on video)
BMW announced today at SXSW that it's teaming up with Stitcher to integrate the popular iPhone app's on-demand streaming functionality into vehicles equipped with the BMW Apps and Mini Connected tec...
01:45 pm EDT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Engadget iRobot and Texas Instruments announce plans for a future full of OMAP-packing 'bots
iRobot, the Massachusetts-based maker of consumer and battlefield 'bots, announced a team up with TI this week. The partnership, sadly, doesn't mean we'll be seeing an army of autotuned DJ Roombas --...
01:31 pm EDT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Engadget Bloomberg signs NYC 'Open Data Policy' into law, plans web portal for 2018
Live in Manhattan and wish that your local government would be more transparent about its data and make it more easily accessible? Well, consider the request granted by a little bill dubbed as Introd...
01:00 pm EDT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Engadget Swivl motion-tracking dock now shipping to early adopters, future YouTube stars
Good news are in for folks who swiftly snagged one of those motion-tracking docks we showed you a while back, as they are now being prepped for shipping. After many months of teasing, it looks like ...
12:48 pm EDT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Engadget Microsoft demos vocal translator at TechFest 2012, uses your own dulcet tones (video)
Microsoft has demonstrated new software that can pull together real-time multilingual vocal translations using your own voice. Monolingual TTS currently handles 26 different languages, although it's...
12:28 pm EDT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Engadget Steve Jobs approached Leslie Moonves about streaming service, CBS exec says
At this point, it'd be more of a shock if Apple wasn't working on a streaming media service. Still, we're surprised to hear that Steve Jobs was personally involved in trying to corral support from the...
12:02 pm EDT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Engadget Virgin Mobile launches LTE for Canadian iPad users
Mr. Blurrycam snapped internal documents revealing that Virgin Mobile Canada will offer 4G to coincide with the launch of the (3rd Gen) iPad. Piggybacking on Bell's LTE network, it'll be available i...
11:32 am EDT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Engadget Gowalla officially shut down, uses Facebook to check-in at SXSW 2012
SXSW attendees may remember that both Gowalla and Foursquare launched at the aforementioned conference in 2009, and during its 2012 edition, the former is formally saying goodbye. Just three months a...
10:40 am EDT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Engadget HTC Media Link HD display mirroring box gets FCC rubber stamp
Amid the rush of news during HTC's presentation at MWC was a brief mention of a Media Link HD accessory for wireless big-screen mirroring from the One S or One X. Fresh FCC paperwork suggests the dev...
09:43 am EDT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Engadget Super High Aperture: it's why the new iPad's Retina display is so dense
Super High Aperture. Heard of it? Probably not, but thanks to Apple, you'll probably long for days when you didn't in just a few months. According to an in-depth look from the folks at DisplaySearch, ...
08:39 am EDT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Engadget MIT software optimizes paths for automated undersea vehicles (video)
So, there's good news and bad news. The former is that MIT researchers have developed new software and methods that can predict optimal paths for automated underwater vehicles. The latter is that it's...
07:42 am EDT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Engadget WWJC (JailbreakCon) brings freedom fighters to San Francisco on September 29th
Chances are a grand number of you have gratefully used, or heard about, the tweaking tools supplied by the iOS jailbreak community. Last year's MyGreatFest gathering in London brought together Cydia...
05:57 am EDT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Engadget Marvel announces augmented reality app, exclusive digital comics at SXSW
Not content with simply doling out free digital comics to fans who favor the tangible page, Marvel is now giving readers a new reason to reach for their tablets: augmented reality. Android and iOS de...
04:17 am EDT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Engadget IBM's Holey Optochip transmits 1Tbps of data, is named awesomely
Be honest: was there any doubt whatsoever that something called a "Holey Optochip" would be anything short of mind-blowing? No. None. The whiz-kids over at IBM have somehow managed to transmit a stagg...
03:26 am EDT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Engadget NASA's GRAIL spacecraft begin the process of staring way too hard at the moon
NASA's overall initiatives may be throttled, but the Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) spacecraft haven't heard of any such limitations. These guys have officially started their collect...
02:47 am EDT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Engadget How would you change the Samsung Focus S?
Samsung's 4.3-inch Mango phone looked and felt very much like a Galaxy S II, even down to that lovely Super AMOLED Plus display and its plastic housing. It packed the same internals as the Focus Fla...
02:22 am EDT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Engadget Switched On: The iPad's landscape orientation
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. The two major classes of tablets seeking to grab a share of the iPad's market have in many ways been driven by operati...
12:51 am EDT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Engadget MSDN Windows Help blog plays on our love of keyboard shortcuts, tells how to navigate Windows 8 like a pro
If you didn't get the gist of our Windows 8 Consumer Preview run-down, it's a bit clumsy on the desktop front. Fortunately for power-users, the budding operation system is introducing a suite of keyb...
11:25 pm EDT - Sun, March 11, 2012
Engadget Instagram hits 27 million user milestone, teases Android app at SXSW
Rejoice, photo filter fans, Instagram is heading to Android "very soon," according to founder Kevin Systrom. Speaking at South by Southwest, Systrom raved about the app's growth, boasting of its 27 m...
11:22 pm EDT - Sun, March 11, 2012
Engadget SAFFiR: the autonomous, firefighting humanoid robot
It took six years, but at long last, Anna Konda has a formidable firefighting partner. SAFFiR, also known as the Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot, is being shaped by scientists at the Naval Re...
10:00 pm EDT - Sun, March 11, 2012
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: interview with Chevy, breakthrough LED light and spider silk violin strings
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 the Chevy Volt lit up the newswires after GM an...
09:13 pm EDT - Sun, March 11, 2012
Engadget ReCellular's headquarters toured by iFixit, recycling and redistribution gets a closer look
ReCellular's hardly a new name in the recycling universe, but as more and more individuals toss their dumbphone for a smarter alternative, the Ann Arbor-based outfit is seeing a new wave of interest....
07:58 pm EDT - Sun, March 11, 2012
Engadget ITG xpPhone 2 hands-on: Windows 7 on a smartphone
We got a little worried when ITG missed its January unveiling for the xpPhone 2, but yesterday, this Windows 7-powered smartphone finally made its debut public appearance in Guangzhou, and we happene...
07:32 pm EDT - Sun, March 11, 2012
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of March 5th, 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...
06:21 pm EDT - Sun, March 11, 2012
Engadget Neato Robotics' XV-21 vacuum sucks up pet hair and allergens, looks like a new-age SNES
Sure, iRobot may have a strong presence in the impending robot apocolypse world of autonomous vacuum cleaners, but lest we forget about the others like Neato Robotics. The company's introducing the ...
04:13 pm EDT - Sun, March 11, 2012
Engadget Chinese official: We're not issuing 4G licenses for another two to three years
China isn't in a huge hurry get its own 4G network up and running, instead wanting to ensure the infrastructure is primed and enough compatible handsets are available before it launches. According to...
02:38 pm EDT - Sun, March 11, 2012
Engadget PlayBook controlled robo-buggy can see you smiling at it (video)
If iRobot tickled your fancy, but you don't have the budget for military-grade technology, how about this fella? So, it's not officially called PlayRobot, but if there was a naming convention, we gue...
12:52 pm EDT - Sun, March 11, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile to debut unlimited mobile-to-mobile plan next month?
Here's a juicy little rumor that's sure to excite the T-Mobile faithful. Retail training materials, acquired by TmoNews, indicate that the nation's fourth largest wireless provider may launch an "Unl...
10:48 am EDT - Sun, March 11, 2012
Engadget German government proposes to charge search engines for excerpting news sites
A German government committee is proposing changes that could force search engines operating in the country to pay for using news excerpts. The plans involve setting up a department to charge royalti...
08:52 am EDT - Sun, March 11, 2012
Engadget Tel Aviv University develops biodegradable transistor, literally man made
Blood sweat and tears go into many projects, and in this case almost literally -- although technically it's blood, milk and mucus. Yep, researchers at Tel Aviv University have created biodegradable t...
07:41 am EDT - Sun, March 11, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile CMO: subsidized pricing hurts wireless competition, undermines hardware value
Could an end to unsubsidized smartphones be on its way for US carriers? If T-Mobile's Chief Marketing Officer Cole Brodman had his way, that familiar on-contract pricing would've gone the way of the ...
05:41 am EDT - Sun, March 11, 2012
Engadget Apple WALT prototype hits eBay, reminds us of a life with landlines
As it turns out, Apple too used to announce products at trade shows... only to never actually ship them. Back in the halcyon days of the early '90s, Apple revealed the WALT (Wizzy Active Lifestyle Te...
03:55 am EDT - Sun, March 11, 2012
Engadget Ask Engadget: Best AT&T smartphone for occasional tethering?
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 is from Paul who is looking for a handset ...
02:15 am EDT - Sun, March 11, 2012
Engadget HP readying competitor for Amazon's cloud computing, plans to launch soon
We're still waiting to see where HP goes with webOS, but according to the New York Times it will officially launch a cloud computing service that competes with Amazon Web Services in the next couple ...
12:27 am EDT - Sun, March 11, 2012
Engadget Toshiba outs Satellite P8-series laptops, treads line between enigmatic and annoying
Toshiba gave us an early glimpse of its glasses-free 3D Satellite P855 a few days ago and has now revealed a little more about the rest of the P8-series. The company still isn't talking processors or...
10:35 pm EDT - Sat, March 10, 2012
Engadget Official BlackBerry PlayBook Mini Keyboard coming on March 23rd for $120?
While there's an array of unofficial third-party keyboards willing to pair up with your 7-inch RIM slate, an approved peripheral is likely to be the better option. At least, it's what the BlackBerry...
08:47 pm EDT - Sat, March 10, 2012
Engadget Marvel Comics greets true believers with free digital copy for select print titles
With great purchasing power apparently comes great affordability for Marvel Comics fans. Starting this June, folks who purchase any Marvel super hero comic priced at $3.99 will also get a free digita...
07:04 pm EDT - Sat, March 10, 2012
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of March 5th, 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 past week, one clever individual has repac...
05:02 pm EDT - Sat, March 10, 2012
Engadget Microsoft releases Robotics Developer Studio 4, bring your own Kinect
It's been available in beta for a few months, but Microsoft has now made the final version of its Robotics Developer Studio 4 toolkit available for download. As before, it remains completely free, a...
03:55 pm EDT - Sat, March 10, 2012
Engadget FCC to Verizon Wireless: You need more spectrum? Prove it by March 22nd.
By now, we hope you're plenty familiar with the ongoing saga between Verizon Wireless and the FCC -- no, not that little kerfuffle about data roaming complaints, but the biggie -- the proposed transf...
02:27 pm EDT - Sat, March 10, 2012
Engadget Raspberry Pi production derailed due to manufacturing error, initial shipments still on schedule
Those Raspberry Pi Linux PCs you've been waiting on? Well, they've hit another "bump in the road" no thanks to a manufacturing process error. The production gaffe, which integrated non-magnetic jacks...
12:40 pm EDT - Sat, March 10, 2012
Engadget Researchers capture first-ever images of atoms moving inside a molecule
The headline sums it up nicely but really, those photographic acrobatics account for only part of the story. Starting from the beginning, a research team led by Louis DiMauro of Ohio State Universit...
10:04 am EDT - Sat, March 10, 2012
Engadget Microsoft cuts touchscreen lag to 1ms, makes other panels look silly (video)
Have you ever noticed that there is a serious amount of lag between when you move your finger on a touchscreen and when it actually registers that input? Perhaps you haven't, but most panels and cont...
07:39 am EDT - Sat, March 10, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus L7 reportedly joining Rogers' budget lineup
We've already taken on you on a personal tour of LG's upcoming L-style handsets, and word on the street is at least one of them is on its way to Rogers. According to MobileSyrup, a kind tipster's ha...
05:52 am EDT - Sat, March 10, 2012
Engadget Panasonic prices its 2012 home theater and audio offerings
Panasonic just outed the availability for its 2012 HDTVs, so it's no surprise the company would roll out its home theater and audio component pricing as well. Remember those high-end home theater 3D ...
04:36 am EDT - Sat, March 10, 2012
Engadget Pottermore departing beta from platform nine (and three quarters) in April
The digital exploits of Little Whinging's most famous lightning-scarred resident is belatedly exiting beta next month. The six-month delay was prompted because the server platform couldn't handle th...
03:48 am EDT - Sat, March 10, 2012
Engadget Listen to the Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at midnight!
It's a bit later than our usual weekly podcast, but that doesn't mean we'll be cutting down the intensity at all. In fact, shenanigans always seem to be in the mix this time of night. We're going to ...
02:22 am EDT - Sat, March 10, 2012
Engadget White House appoints Todd Park as new Chief Technology Officer
The White House hasn't wasted any time replacing the vacancy left by Aneesh Chopra, who recently stepped down as our nation's first appointed Chief Technology Officer. Following in his well-accomplis...
01:45 am EDT - Sat, March 10, 2012
Engadget Hands-on with Angry Birds Space at SXSW (video)
All work and no play makes even the hottest smartphone downright dull. It's with this in mind that Samsung is showcasing Rovio's latest creation, Angry Birds Space, running on the Galaxy Note at SXSW...
01:09 am EDT - Sat, March 10, 2012
Engadget Forth Dimension's second Replicating Reality concept stuffs Half-Life 2 into a virtual reality headset (video)
GDC might be winding down, but we'd be remiss if we didn't catch up with Forth Dimension Displays, the Kopin subsidiary responsible for all those little microdisplays inside your camcorders and, we'...
12:37 am EDT - Sat, March 10, 2012
Engadget Canon teases 'exclusive screening' in Las Vegas, new Cinema EOS products coming at NAB?
With both its 1D and 5D-series models already confirmed for 2012, today's Canon teaser hints at something slightly different -- and, according to our sources, a major announcement. The event is set f...
11:58 pm EDT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Engadget Tether for iPhone returns as an HTML5-powered subscription service (video)
We're still not sure how iTether temporarily snuck into the App Store the first time around, but the developers behind that software have returned with a new version that skirts Apple's guidelines en...
11:26 pm EDT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Engadget Fisker Karma breaks down CR test, risks that 'recommended' rating (video)
Consumer Reports splashed out $107,850 to buy its own Fisker Karma, but before the car had traveled 200 miles, it had broken down. Partway through calibration testing on the CR Track, the car's dash...
11:26 pm EDT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Engadget Fisker Karma breaks down in CR test, risks that 'recommended' rating (video)
Consumer Reports splashed out $107,850 to buy its own Fisker Karma, but before the car had traveled 200 miles, it had broken down. Partway through calibration testing on the CR Track, the car's dash...
10:57 pm EDT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Engadget Exclusive: Sprint iPad shows up in Best Buy's database
If you were keeping score during Apple's iPad keynote on Wednesday, you noticed AT&T and Verizon listed amongst the carriers that will get the new iPad, but what about Sprint? It's going to be r...
10:57 pm EDT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Engadget Exclusive: Sprint iPad shows up in Best Buy's database (Update)
If you were keeping score during Apple's iPad keynote on Wednesday, you noticed AT&T and Verizon listed amongst the carriers that will get the new iPad, but what about Sprint? It's going to be r...
10:36 pm EDT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Engadget Apple's new iPad ship date slips to March 19th in the US
Did you wait too long to pull the trigger on a pre-order for Apple's newest iPad? Well, it looks like you'll have to join the rest of the US-based iStragglers and settle for a later ship date. The Cu...
10:14 pm EDT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Engadget Apple building $304 million campus in Austin, Texas, Rick Perry approves this message
Looks like SXSW isn't the only thing happening in Austin. The Apple machine is rolling in, but this time it's not the Cupertino outfit filling us in on the deets. Outspoken Texas Governor Rick Perry...
09:53 pm EDT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Engadget Apple shuttering iWork.com document sharing, hopes you'll embrace the iCloud
Cupertino would like to formally thank you for your interest in iWork.com, but before the summer's through, it's hoping you'll be stuck with your head firmly in the iCloud. Apple sent an email notice...
09:29 pm EDT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Engadget Google hastily updates Play Store, fixes broken Market on Motorola devices
Motorola Droid RAZR fans were left out in the cold when Google decided to pull the wraps off its revamped content hub. The new Play Store app didn't seem to bond too well with Motorola's Blur OS ski...
09:04 pm EDT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Engadget MythTV turns 0.25, is actually ten in human years
Perhaps it's to help it keep that start-up vibe but, for whatever reason, on the eve of its tenth birthday MythTV is about to release version 0.25. That's right, it's the two bit anniversary of one o...
08:41 pm EDT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Show returns Friday, March 16th with Douglas Rushkoff, Sony, iRobot, MWC and air combat
Happy March! We're back, and boy have we got an amazing show for you. Tim and Brian head to Las Vegas to push the latest GoPro and Contour rugged camcorders to their limit, including small plane air...
08:19 pm EDT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Engadget Sony Tablet P gets rooted, does it effortlessly
For anyone that's dabbled long enough with Sony's dual-screen tablet as-is, we've got good news. The device can now be rooted and -- better still -- it's not all that difficult. Pocketables forum mem...
07:59 pm EDT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Engadget Apple clearing out the old to make way for the new, selling iPad refurbs starting at $299
At this point, we're sure you've heard all about Cupertino's new slate. But, if for any reason the Retina display, iSight camera and A5X chip aren't enough to make you unload the $500+, Apple m...
07:40 pm EDT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Engadget Nielsen report finds 56 percent of US households have a modern game console, total gaming time up seven percent
Nielsen is out with its annual survey of video game use in the US today, and it's found that gaming continues to be on the rise across the board. That includes a seven percent increase in total gami...
07:13 pm EDT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Engadget Engadget Podcast 284 - 03.09.2012
Yes, there was big news this week, but was it really even that big? Come with us as we succinctly discuss and the impact of an iterative, non-surprising upgrade to the world's most important piece of...
06:52 pm EDT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Engadget FCC counters Verizon, aims to dismiss its data roaming complaints
Verizon and the FCC have been going at it for sometime over a variety of issues, but one of the more notable has been the data roaming rules that narrowly passed last year. In May of 2011 the carrier ...
06:30 pm EDT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Engadget Panasonic details US availability for 25 of its 2012 HDTVs
Too busy multitasking to make any important decisions? You might want to bookmark this post, then, because Panasonic just spat out a wallop of a press release outlining US availability (but not pric...
06:08 pm EDT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Engadget Vocre 2.0 for iOS brings live translation to video calls
Let's say you've just landed on home soil and happened to meet a charming partner during your stay abroad -- yet your unrequited love is separated by a nasty language barrier. Sure, it didn't seem to...
05:46 pm EDT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Engadget February's gaming sales a mixed bag: up for the month, down for the year
At this point, every time NPD releases its numbers, the video game industry collectively holds its breath. The last couple of months have not been kind, as hardware sales continued to drop. But, in F...
05:25 pm EDT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Engadget Toshiba Tech's erasable toner lets you photo-uncopy (video)
Put away the matches, finally there's an eco-friendly way to get rid of those ill-thought photocopy pranks. Toshiba Tech has developed a toner that can be erased, letting you use a sheet of paper up...
05:03 pm EDT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Engadget iRobot 110 FirstLook hands-on (video)
iRobot's Bedford, Massachusetts headquarters is literally crawling (well, rolling) with robots of all shapes and sizes, from friendlier household fare like Scoobas and Roombas, to the 450-pound Warr...
04:44 pm EDT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia S available now from Three UK
Sony's new Xperia flagship has arrived. While we've already revealed our thoughts on theS model, UK customers can now lay their hands on one -- provided they're willing to go with data-happy Three. E...
04:21 pm EDT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Engadget New iPad has power-sipping Bluetooth 4.0
There are already 2,048 x 1,536 reasons to covet the latest iPad, but here's one more: it's the first tablet to incorporate the latest Bluetooth 4.0 "Smart" standard. Like the iPhone 4S, Apple's new s...
04:01 pm EDT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win a Samsung Galaxy Note, courtesy of Bell Canada
To celebrate Bell Canada's improved Mobile TV service -- which is particularly nice on a large display -- we could think of no better way than to gift a Samsung Galaxy Note to some lucky Canadian. S...
03:40 pm EDT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Engadget IDC: iPhone becomes top-selling cellphone in Japan over the Fall quarter, gives Sharp a run for its money
Think the iPhone is popular in the States? Well, the device is taking off in Asia as well. Based on a report from research firm IDC Japan, Apple snagged the largest share of mobile phone shipments i...
03:17 pm EDT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Engadget Early estimates say new iPad cuts Apple's profit margins
These estimates are always to be taken with a grain of salt but, if UBM TechInsights is to be believed, Apple is cutting into its precious profit margins to keep the price of the iPad flat. According...
03:09 pm EDT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Engadget Plex Media Server upgraded, Google TV app gets a reboot
Real-time media streamer Plex has been refreshed on Google TV, following the smart TV's own recent firmware upgrade. The UI now looks easier to navigate with quicker access to recently added content....
02:51 pm EDT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Engadget Orange's Santa Clara Medfield phone gets benchmarked, well, the browser does
Wondering how those Medfield handsets stack up to their ARM-powered competition? Well, we can't promise a full suite of benchmarks just yet, but we do have a peek at a pair of browser-centric tests. ...
02:30 pm EDT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Engadget Distro Issue 31: Tales from the South Pacific, Apple's new iPad and the Woz
Let's just call Issue 31 the New Issue, shall we? That's what Apple did this week with the refresh of the iPad, and in this week's refresh of Distro, we'll bring you our first-hand impressions of Cup...
02:15 pm EDT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Engadget Siine Keyboard for Android brings 'Sexy Delete,' icons do all the talking (video)
It goes without saying that one of the beauties of Android is how easily customizable it can be. For example, you're not shackled to its stock keys and can easily swap in a third-party solution such...
02:02 pm EDT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Engadget Stephen Wolfram reveals the personal analytics of his life
Stephen Wolfram may now be best known as the creator of Wolfram Alpha, but he's been involved with data in one way or another for decades, and it turns out he's been collecting plenty of data about h...
01:34 pm EDT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Engadget FujiFilm's $1,700 X100 Black Edition now shipping, limited to 10K units worldwide
We somehow missed this retro-styled gem at back at CES, but no matter -- Fujifilm's X100 Black Premium Edition is now shipping and available for purchase. This is exactly the same 12.3-megapixel came...
01:17 pm EDT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Engadget Lenovo ThinkCentre PCs recalled over fire hazard defect
Lenovo is recalling more than 50,000 of its PCs due to a possible fire risk. The 2010 ThinkCentre M70z and M90z both house a defective component in their power supplies that can overheat. Worse still...
12:55 pm EDT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Engadget Parrot AR.Drone joins forces with Epson Moverio BT-100 (video)
Let's say you've explored all the abandoned cathedrals in your hometown and have decimated all comers on the virtual battlefield -- if your interest in the Parrot AR.Drone has begun to wane, then tak...
12:55 pm EDT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Engadget Parrot AR.Drone joins with Epson Moverio BT-100: UAV gets down with HMD (video)
Let's say you've explored all the abandoned cathedrals in your hometown and have decimated all comers on the virtual battlefield -- if your interest in the Parrot AR.Drone has begun to wane, then tak...
12:31 pm EDT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Engadget Sky Store replaces Sky Box Office in the war against everyone else
In the face of increasing competition from movie services like Lovefilm, Knowhow Movies and iTunes, Sky has reportedly decided to reinvent Box Office as Sky Store. Rather than the limited number of p...
11:59 am EDT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Engadget Thunderbolt is everywhere, now let's make it faster with PCI-Express 3.0
Things are different on Planet Intel. Over there, Thunderbolt drives and peripherals are as cheap and abundant as artificial intelligences in a Culture novel, so the population's attention has alread...
11:14 am EDT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Engadget Sony shows off PlayStation Vita's augmented reality chops at GDC, leaves the AR marker cards at home
The PlayStation Vita's current augmented reality mini-games may be anchored to a handful of marker cards, but it doesn't have to be that way. Front and center at Sony's GDC booth was "Magnet," a dev...
10:04 am EDT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Engadget Glove-based CRTouch project turns old monitors into touchscreens
As anyone who's ever played a game of Duck Hunt is aware, there are ways of directly interacting with CRT monitors that don't require any modifications to the display itself (a la resistive overlays)...
09:04 am EDT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Engadget Is the BBC the next contestant in the quest to take on iTunes?
PaidContent is claiming the BBC has some pretty advanced plans to launch a video market, one meant to compete directly with the iTunes of the world. According to its source, the British Broadcasting ...
08:04 am EDT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Engadget Happy Biiiirthday Mr USAF X-37B Robot Space Plane
The X-37B was only meant to stay up in space for a gestational nine months, but a full year has now passed since launch and the US Air Force apparently has little interest in bringing its baby home. ...
06:56 am EDT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Engadget NCAA March Madness Live app comes to iOS, Android by tourney tip-off
Following in last year's steps, the NCAA and Turner Sports have taken the wraps off their March Madness 2012 goodies for handsets, slates and PCs. Though, unlike its 2011 variants, you'll now have t...
05:52 am EDT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Engadget ZTE Fury coming to Sprint on March 11th for $20 after rebate
We've previously heard rumblings of the ZTE Fury's pending arrival on the Now Network, but now you can safely circle your calendars -- in pencil, anyway -- for a March 11th debut. For those unfamilia...
04:58 am EDT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Engadget Nokia submits yearly SEC report, details 1.4b loss and Windows Phone risks
Nokia submitted its annual report (Form 20-F) to the SEC today, and -- as required of all publicly traded companies -- the information provided a candid overview of its financial health and market ri...
03:56 am EDT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Engadget Microsoft: OnLive Desktop may violate licensing agreements
Typically, when a product hits the market, you'd hope details like nitty-gritty licensing and IP would have all been worked out prior to going on sale. Of course, things in the real world are never ...
03:05 am EDT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Engadget Toshiba builds scanner that can identify fruit without a barcode, yup (video)
During our hurried supermarket sweeps, we're aiming for the Granny Smith, yet somehow always come away with French Jonagold. That's why we're in awe of this new supermarket scanner from Toshiba-Tech...
02:29 am EDT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Engadget Vizio welcomes YouTube as part of its Internet Apps arsenal
Not long after bringing some Redmond vid-calling to your living room, Vizio's introducing another app that may just enhance your couch entertainment. Via its Twitter account, the outfit announced Yo...
01:44 am EDT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Engadget Vizio welcomes YouTube as part of its Internet Apps arsenal
Not long after bringing some Redmond vid-calling to your living room, Vizio's introducing another app that may just enhance your couch entertainment. Via its Twitter account, the outfit announced Yo...
01:44 am EDT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Engadget Super Talent teases whip-fast RAIDDrive UpStream PCIe SSD
Super Talent's developed a PCI Express flash storage system that's far faster than your current SSD yet promises to be cheaper than the company's current PCIe offerings. The RAIDDrive UpStream uses ...
01:17 am EDT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Engadget Apple TV update takes Digital Copy to the iCloud
The cloud is everywhere around us these days and while some cloud services are the greatest thing ever, others? Not so much. Taking our digital content to the cloud is obviously a good thing and Apple...
12:39 am EDT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Engadget DirecTV and Pandora join forces, let you jam out via connected HD DVRs
It looks like DirecTV's got more than just college hoops on the brain: it's just announced a new hook up with Pandora. The newly minted agreement will let you access your favorite tunes via DirecTV'...
12:03 am EDT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Engadget Heavy Rain creators produce 'Kara' PS3 tech-demo (video)
Heavy Rain creator David Cage was showing off Quantic Dream's new game engine at GDC, which includes an innovative new performance-capture technology the company's developed. He's directed a seven-mi...
11:38 pm EDT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Engadget Panasonic prices 2012 Blu-ray lineup, high-end units due in May
Panasonic has officially priced-out its 2012 Blu-ray player lineup announced back at CES, and it includes no fewer than six boxes (and price-points) for you to choose from. Four of the new players --...
11:00 pm EDT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Engadget Bell Canada Mobile TV service hands-on
Bell Canada's updated its Mobile TV service to introduce a bevy of new features and content. The mobile TV service now offers 26 channels of live programming and a pile of on demand content thrown in...
10:44 pm EDT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S II (I-9100) to get ICS on March 10th
Two days. That's the amount of time remaining for you, dear Samsung Galaxy S II owner, before the long-awaited upgrade to Android 4.0 -- the dessert known as Ice Cream Sandwich -- becomes readily av...
10:44 pm EDT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S II (GT-I9100) to get ICS on March 10th
Two days. That's the amount of time remaining for you, dear Samsung Galaxy S II owner, before the long-awaited upgrade to Android 4.0 -- the dessert known as Ice Cream Sandwich -- becomes readily av...
10:44 pm EDT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S II (GT-I9100) to get ICS on March 10th (update: recalled)
Two days. That's the amount of time remaining for you, dear Samsung Galaxy S II owner, before the long-awaited upgrade to Android 4.0 -- the dessert known as Ice Cream Sandwich -- becomes readily av...
10:29 pm EDT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Engadget Angelina: the experimental AI that's coming for our game dev jobs
Ok so, maybe Angelina couldn't have created Skyrim all on her own, but the experimental AI from Michael Cook (a computer scientist at Imperial College London) is still quite impressive. The artificia...
10:07 pm EDT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Engadget Music Unlimited app arrives on PlayStation Vita, Android version gets offline play
Listening to music isn't the best reason to take the plunge with the PS Vita. However, a new feature's a new feature, and Sony's very happy to tell you that its own subscription-based Music Unlimite...
09:45 pm EDT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live tonight at 5PM!
Tim's back in the city from San Francisco (apparently something happened out there yesterday) and he'll be joining Dana in the studio. Brian, meanwhile will be phoning it in on location from Boston....
09:15 pm EDT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Engadget Microsoft putting Windows Mobile 6.x market out to pasture
Are you still out there rockin' a Windows Mobile device? And, yes, notice we did not say "Windows Phone." Well, we've got some bad news (besides the fact that your handset is seriously obsolete) -- t...
09:00 pm EDT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Engadget IRL: Chumby 8, LaCie Rugged Triple USB 3.0 and a duo of Nikkor lenses
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. You know wh...
08:51 pm EDT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Engadget HTC Droid Incredible 4G parties down with FCC, ready for Verizon?
Can't get enough of the FCC approval gossip? For some reason, neither can we. In the middle of what seems like a flood of new devices trying to get prepped for their inevitable US debut, the HTC PJ53...
08:45 pm EDT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Engadget Judge says Apple can't pursue patent infringement case against Kodak
Apple was dealt a setback today in its efforts to prevent Kodak from selling up to $2.6 billion worth of digital imaging patents, with U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Allan Gropper ruling that it would be an "...
08:43 pm EDT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Engadget HTC rolls out Sense 3.6 to the Nordics, Sensation users get first crack at ICS
That's right, folks, HTC is finally rolling out Sense 3.6 -- Ice Cream Sandwich for HTC's "legacy devices" -- in a limited campaign. Who are the lucky folks to be among the first to enjoy the upgrade...
08:12 pm EDT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD for AT&T gets the FCC nod
To its credit, AT&T's version of the Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE -- known as the Skyrocket HD -- has managed to elude its fair share of Mr. Blurrycams and other leaks for a full two months since ...
07:51 pm EDT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Engadget NBC, YouTube pair up for synchronized streaming at London 2012
If the news that the Olympics is but 141 days away fills you with excitement, then you'll be overjoyed to know that NBC has abandoned Silverlight for YouTube, which is the network's official on-dema...
07:29 pm EDT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Engadget C Spire restarts LTE rollout, aims for September launch in Mississippi
After missing its year-end 2011 target date, C Spire is once again set to get its LTE network up and running -- this time with a more realistic fall launch. The regional carrier announced plans for t...
07:00 pm EDT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Engadget CeBIT 2012 wrap-up
For better or worse, our week in the frigid German city of Hannover has come to a close, bringing with it the end of this locale's days-long tourist season. All of the local highlights were in the re...
06:44 pm EDT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Engadget HP acknowledges complaints about the HP Envy 15's color calibration, will release a tuning utility in the 'coming weeks'
If you remember, we had some mixed feelings about the HP Envy 15's IPS display when we took the laptop for a spin earlier this year. On the one hand, it offers great viewing angles and rich saturati...
06:21 pm EDT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Engadget Verizon will support Mobile Hotspot on the new iPad, AT&T still working on it
It's no secret that the new iPad will offer the ability to share a data connection with other devices through a mobile hotspot, but the feature doesn't do any good if your wireless network doesn't of...
05:59 pm EDT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Engadget HTC One X gets rooted before retail debut
You didn't think the modders that form the very underpinnings of Android's base would let a little unicorn like the One X slide by unscathed, did ya? That polycarbonate überphone hasn't even mad...
05:38 pm EDT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Engadget Call of Duty case mod has spinning gatling gun, energy drink fridge (hands-on)
We've had our fill of Ultrabooks and tablets at CeBIT, so now it's finally time to move on to the crazy stuff. This over-the-top case mod was awaiting unsuspecting attendees at the far back end of th...
05:16 pm EDT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Engadget Apple ups the resolution on iTunes U and iBooks 2 for new iPad
Apple certainly had a lot of bases to cover at yesterday's new iPad unveiling, so some minor details were bound to slip through the cracks. While app suites like iLife and iWork got to bask in the Yer...
04:55 pm EDT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Engadget Angry Birds Space gameplay gets revealed -- briefly (video)
We've already gleaned that the extra-terrestrial edition of Angry Birds will involve some sort of gameplay departure from the add-on style of previous versions, but gameplay-wise there's been less i...
04:37 pm EDT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Engadget Verizon-bound LG Lucid reveals itself in leaked press shots
Aside from the Optimus Vu, last week's MWC didn't reveal all that many LTE-capable handsets from LG. Fortunately, the Life's Good crowd still have plans for Verizon -- and this is one of them. Accor...
04:16 pm EDT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Engadget iPad pre-orders get shipping reference, March 16 arrival date
We'd barely put down our liveblog quill and Apple's already cranking out new iPads to those that have pre-ordered. We've had several readers offer up information on their orders, including some UPS ...
04:00 pm EDT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia S review
Has spring 2012 brought a rebirth to the Xperia range, or just a rebranding? On the face of it, that's an easy one. The Sony Xperia S (codenamed "Nozomi") is the first handset we've reviewed in the p...
03:41 pm EDT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Engadget Microsoft: there's a limit to Tango's love (for 256MB devices, anyway)
Microsoft's going after the low-end market with devices like the Lumia 610 and its brethren. The handset's biggest limitation is that it only packs 256MB RAM and Redmond spent last week imploring de...
03:00 pm EDT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Engadget Lytro camera review
Lytro camera hands-on (video) Lytro open to partnering with smartphone makers, executive suggests Lytro's light field camera captures 'unprecedented' images, lets you choose focus later ...
02:42 pm EDT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Engadget Start8 download resurrects the start button on Windows 8, niche satiated
Some people just can't say goodbye.Continue reading Start8 download resurrects the start button on Windows 8, niche satiatedStart8 download resurrects the start button on Windows 8, niche satiated o...
02:21 pm EDT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Engadget NVIDIA joins Linux Foundation, doesn't mention driver development
It's a big day for open source fans now that NVIDIA, the last member of the "big three" chip makers with AMD and Intel, has signed on with the Linux foundation. The company has previously kept the s...
02:02 pm EDT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Engadget National Parks Street View-style trails goes live, avoids the Google cars (video)
After tooling up a team of hikers with an impressive camera tripod and unleashing them on the likes of the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone Park, Nature Valley has published its fully rotational Trail V...
01:34 pm EDT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Engadget Facebook loses friends in Germany over privacy breaches
Before you've even sipped your morning brew, a regional German court has delivered yet another stern judgement affecting a multinational organization. This time it's Facebook back in the dock over the...
01:01 pm EDT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Engadget Tobii EyeAsteroids 3D lets you destroy virtual space stones with a gaze, we go eyes-on (video)
We've touched and tapped our way through a variety of gadgets at CeBIT, but it's the devices that operate without traditional user interfaces that have really grabbed our focus. Tobii was on-hand to ...
12:48 pm EDT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Engadget Qantas trials in-flight WiFi between Australia and US
While plenty of US domestic flights have their WiFi provisions sorted, international connectivity remains pretty rare. Attempting to bring another time-killing option alongside all those middling in...
11:49 am EDT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Engadget iOS 5.1 gets tethered jailbreak for non-A5 iPads, iPhones and iPods
We've got good news for anyone intrigued by the new (largely incremental) features of Apple's latest mobile OS update. MuscleNerd, famed iOS meddler, has confirmed that iOS 5.1 can be jailbroken to ...
10:50 am EDT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Engadget Justice Department preparing Apple iBooks antitrust lawsuit
The Justice Department is reportedly preparing to go after Apple, Simon & Schuster, Hachette, Penguin, Macmillan and HarperCollins following its investigation into alleged e-book price-rigging. ...
10:02 am EDT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Engadget SoftKinetic brings DepthSense range sensor to GDC, hopes to put it in your next TV
Microsoft's Kinect may have put depth sensors in the eye of the common consumer, but they aren't the only outfit in the game -- Belgian startup SoftKinetic has their own twist on the distance sensin...
09:01 am EDT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile Prism from Huawei lands at FCC
Thanks to leaked inventory documents, we've already known that Huawei's Prism would grace its way onto T-Mobile's shores. Now that its certification papers have been put through the wringers at the F...
08:02 am EDT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Engadget Motorola's MOTOACTV gets software update March 9th, brings 40 new fitness activities into the fold
Late last year, Motorola announced its MOTOACTV device for fitness fanatics. Since then, the wrist-mounted gadget got a firmware update for better battery life, and on March 9th it's getting another ...
07:23 am EDT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Engadget HP eyes 2015 release for 3D integrated photonic chips
It's unavoidable -- mention HP and images of the TouchPad come floating to the surface. What most geek folk don't realize, however, is that the company recently famous for open sourcing webOS has bee...
05:53 am EDT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Engadget PBS traces the history of animated GIFs: deal with it (video)
PBS's Off Book has a new short doc available online called Animated GIFs: The Birth of a Medium which, as you may have guessed, traces the history and evolution of the animated GIF over the course of...
04:42 am EDT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Engadget ComScore: US subscriber count reaches 100 million, Android and iOS use continues to climb
Oh, ComScore. Every month you come out with a new market share report for smartphones, and every month it seems to offer the same theme: Android and iOS go up, RIM and Microsoft go down. The latest ...
03:38 am EDT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Engadget SetCPU gets an ICS-like overhaul, makes overclocking easier to do
Rooting has gotten a bit easier in Android land as of late, what with certain OEM's getting officially on board with unlock tools. For those who can claim O.G. residence in this underbelly of Rubin's...
03:01 am EDT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Engadget Skype for Mac gets mild refresh, adds auto updates and improved UI in group calls
We know you've had your fair share of troubles adjusting to the fifth iteration of Skype for Mac. Now, Microsoft is issuing yet another quick refresh to go along with the support for HD calls and Li...
02:16 am EDT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Engadget Microsoft Research's shoulder mounted system makes anything a multitouch display
Remember the nifty new 3D transparent display, augmented reality mirror, and remote sharing technology that Microsoft revealed just over a week ago? Turns out that Redmond's research arm wasn't done ...
01:47 am EDT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 610 pours out its insides to the FCC, gets accepted
The Nokia Lumia 610 hasn't officially found a home in the US, but that doesn't stop it from paying the good 'ol FCC a visit either way. The entry-level Windows Phone sure put on quite the show, too, ...
01:19 am EDT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Engadget HTC Dream gets unlocked bootloader, makes someone's come true
Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Neither. It's HTC's increasingly creaky-looking Dream and it's just got its bootloader unlocked. Others may remember it fondly as the T-Mobile G1 and the ...
12:52 am EDT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Engadget Sphero + keyboard + iPad = cacophonous synthy fun (video)
If you're not familiar with Shapesynth, it's a pretty sweet little synthesizer app for iOS that lets you draw waveforms and works with Akai's SynthStation. Its creator, Erik, is also toying with some...
12:26 am EDT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Engadget Vevo app brings ad-supported music videos streaming to the Xbox 360
The video services Microsoft announced would be coming to Xbox 360 continue to trickle out and the latest is from Vevo. What it brings free of charge (with the exception of the req'd Xbox Live Gold s...
12:03 am EDT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Engadget SK Telecom Smart Learning robots add twist to interactive learning, we go hands-on (video)
They aren't quite up to Johnny Number Five's level of fame and stature, but SK Telecom's new "Smart Learning" robots have something it (he?) never could have dreamed of: the power of a smartphone. Th...
11:43 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Google plans unified gaming hub for Play, cross-platform titles a possibility
In other non-spotlight stealing tech news, Google's set to chop off some of its gaming arms in favor of a sole download hub as early as next year. Plans for this streamlined service were announced by...
11:22 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget iPad 4G plans and pricing revealed
Wondering how much you'll have to cough up each month, and just how much data it would net you if you opted for a 4G model if Apple's new iPad? Well, the image above should tell you all you need to k...
11:22 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget iPad 4G plans and pricing revealed (update)
Wondering how much you'll have to cough up each month, and just how much data it would net you if you opted for a 4G model if Apple's new iPad? Well, the image above should tell you all you need to k...
11:00 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Apple's March 7th event roundup: the new iPad, Apple TV refresh and everything else
Weren't able to keep up with all the news from the unveiling of Apple's new iPad today? Don't worry, we've got you covered! Whether you're looking for more info about its Retina Display and LTE-conne...
10:29 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Apple ups over-the-air download limit to 50MB for iOS
This tid-bit didn't warrant a lot of attention during Apple's presentation today, but it's definitely worth noting: the limit on downloads from the App Store is now 50MB over-the-air, instead of a pa...
10:21 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Tata announces Megapixel hybrid EV, alas, it's just a concept
The Geneva Motor Show means one thing: fantastic cars will be dangled in front of our faces, before being snatched away and being told that it'll never see the light of day, as it's "only a concept....
09:50 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Apple TV software update brings new interface to second-gen models
Well, it looks like you don't have to drop another $100 to get everything the new Apple TV offers. Users of the second generation model can now download a software update that adds the same interfac...
09:50 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget AppleCare+ extended to new iPad, adds two years of support for a fee
When the iPhone 4S was released last year, the fine folks over in Cupertino outed an extended, premium protection plan, dubbed AppleCare+. That service, which boosts the standard 90 days of cov...
09:40 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Got an AT&T iPhone? iOS 5.1 now gives you '4G'
Ever since T-Mobile and AT&T began touting their HSPA+ networks as "4G," the debate on the term's legitimacy has raged on. Regardless of how you feel about the matter, one thing's for sure: ...
09:24 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Engadget's iPad 3 post-event wrap-up broadcast: live from San Francisco!
Phew! We managed to survive the unveiling of Apple's next iPad, and now we're back outside of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California in order to bring you our live, on-site...
09:24 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Engadget's new iPad post-event wrap-up broadcast: live from San Francisco!
Phew! We managed to survive the unveiling of Apple's next iPad, and now we're back outside of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California in order to bring you our live, on-site...
09:15 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget iTunes 10.6 now available for download, includes support for 1080p videos
It's not just iOS device users getting a software update today. Apple has also now made iTunes 10.6 available for download, which includes support for 1080p videos to match those available on the Ap...
09:11 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Google applies for 'snap a landmark, find your location' patent
We're taking a trip into the fantastical world of patents, so the usual disclaimer applies. There's no guarantee we'll ever see this in a product, or that a patent will even be granted. Got that? Go...
08:44 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Fox and Universal titles blocked from Apple TV's iCloud, HBO is the culprit
Another season, another reason for Cupertino to update its major product lines (hello new iPad!) and one particular hobby: Apple TV. The revamped box, now imbued with an ability to stream videos in 1...
08:40 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Here's the first sample shot from the new iPad's 5MP iSight camera
See that? That's the first shot we've been able to secure using the new iPad and its "iPhone 4S-esque" sensor. For those unaware, it's rocking a five megapixel sensor and plenty of niceties grabbed f...
08:39 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Apple's 2012 launch event: watch it online now
Well that was quick. Apple has already done the courteous thing and offered up today's full launch event for your viewing pleasure. Marvel at the new TV unit, be bamboozled by exactly how much money ...
08:32 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget FCC wastes no time, approves new iPad and Apple TV
In tried and true fashion, the FCC has given the official stamp of approval to Apple's new products almost immediately after they were announced. Making it through the government's watchful eye was ...
08:30 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget iOS 5.1 software update now rolling out to iPhones, iPads and iPod touches
Well, it looks like we didn't have to wait long for that iOS 5.1 update promised for today. The update is now rolling out to iPhones, iPads and compatible iPod touches. That brings with it a number o...
08:26 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Twitter brings support for right-to-left languages: volunteers by done localization
Twitter's now available in Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew and Urdu, with the task of translating the likes of the retweet button, list classifications and the fail whale largely done by a task force of volun...
07:56 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Apple TV vs. the new Apple TV (2012): what's changed?
The Apple TV might still be a hobby, and thus not the main event at Tim Cook's Apple presentation today, but Apple's participation in the living room has had its fair share of rumors, speculation an...
07:47 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Netflix on new Apple TV supports 1080p, all boxes get integrated signup and pay via iTunes
Even though Apple didn't make any huge changes on its new Apple TV box, it does come with a slight spec bump for Netflix. On the third generation Apple TV, Netflix will take advantage of its higher r...
07:47 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Apple TV (2012) hands-on!
It's not that the new Apple TV wasn't rumored, but still -- announcing it here at the new iPad launch? Bold, Apple. Really bold. Looks as if Apple's hobby is now becoming a right-hand man for the iPa...
07:47 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget The new iPad vs. the tablet elite: ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity 700, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and Toshiba Excite X10 LE
You may be thinking, how does that new iPad stack up against the best slates we've seen? Well, you're about to find out. Truth be told, two of these behemoths -- the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity 700...
07:33 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Apple new iPad hands-on!
Here she is -- the iPad HD! Er, new iPad. Breaking away from the numerical tracking system used before (and still used in the iPhone range), Apple has decided to highlight the most major change in it...
07:33 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Apple new iPad hands-on! (update: video!)
Here she is -- the iPad HD! Er, new iPad. Breaking away from the numerical tracking system used before (and still used in the iPhone range), Apple has decided to highlight the most major change in it...
07:33 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Apple new iPad hands-on (update: video!)
Here she is -- the iPad HD! Er, new iPad. Breaking away from the numerical tracking system used before (and still used in the iPhone range), Apple has decided to highlight the most major change in it...
07:32 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget The new iPad vs. iPad 2: what's changed?
The Apple announcement must have passed you by, but Tim Cook has put an end to this cycle of rumors, speculation and dreams with an actual product, at least for today. We don't expect the user exper...
07:19 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Apple cuts iPad 2 price to $399 for the 16GB WiFi-only model, $529 for the 3G version
Who's afraid of the big bad wolf? Facing soaring demand for budget tablets (and one in particular), Apple has announced it will sell the iPad 2 alongside the new iPad, with last year's model tumblin...
07:19 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Apple drops iPad 2 price to $399 for the 16GB WiFi-only model, $529 for the 3G version
Facing soaring demand for budget tablets (and one in particular), Apple has announced it will sell the iPad 2 alongside the new iPad, with last year's model tumbling to a more palatable price of $39...
07:07 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Apple introduces iPhoto for iPad, updates Garage Band, iMovie and iWork
Apple's busy introducing a whole bunch of new apps to go along with its shiny new iPad, and iPhoto is near the top of the list. The "reinvention" of the iconic photo software will be available today...
07:06 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Apple reveals next-generation apps for the new iPad: Infinity Blade: Dungeons, SketchBook, SkyGamblers
While Apple's ensured all of its home-baked apps are making the most of the new iPad's retina display and new A5X chipset, it also had a handful of third-party app developers ready to show what th...
07:06 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Apple reveals next-generation apps for the new iPad: Infinity Blade: Dungeons, SketchBook, SkyGamblers (video)
While Apple's ensured all of its home-baked apps are making the most of the new iPad's retina display and new A5X chipset, it also had a handful of third-party app developers ready to show what th...
06:41 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget New iPad has 'world ready' 3G, LTE for Verizon, Rogers, Bell, Telus and AT&T
At Apple's ongoing press conference, the company has just revealed its new retina display-equipped iPad will feature high speed LTE connections on Verizon, Rogers, Bell, Telus and AT&T networks, ...
06:32 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Siri sort-of comes to the new iPad, does voice dictation only
Ever since Siri showed up on the iPhone 4S, she's been put to work in a variety of non-Apple approved ways and unofficially ported to other iDevices, including the iPad. Now Apple's next-gen iPad has...
06:30 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget New iPad puts the camera back in focus: 5 MP sensor, AF lens, 1080p video
Tired of taking average shots with that 1280x720 non-AF camera module in your iPad 2? Well rejoice! The new iPad packs a five megapixel backside-illuminated sensor, five-element autofocus lens with I...
06:30 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget The new iPad puts the camera back in focus: 5 MP sensor, AF lens, 1080p video
Tired of taking average shots with that 1280x720 non-AF camera module in your iPad 2? Well rejoice! The new iPad packs a five megapixel backside-illuminated sensor, five-element autofocus lens with I...
06:20 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget The new iPad is official, with Retina display, LTE and A5X CPU. Available March 16th
So, what'd you have in the office pool? iPad 3, iPad 2S, iPad HD? Doesn't matter, really. All that matters is that it's here! This is the next generation of Apple's iOS slate and, as usual, she's a b...
06:11 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Apple reveals 1080p Apple TV: $99, arrives March 16th
It looks like we were blind-sided a little by that decidedly iPad-esque invite, because Apple has something more for us -- it's just announced the latest iteration of Apple TV and it can do 1080p vid...
06:07 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget iOS 5.1 available today, brings Japanese-language Siri
We're live from Apple's event in San Francisco where Tim Cook has just announced additional language capabilities for Siri. That disembodied helper, ushered in by the iPhone 4S, is now getting a loca...
05:45 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Apple next-generation iPad liveblog!
March 7, 2012. Hard to say if it's a day that'll live long in terms of historical significance, but you can bet it'll be an important milestone in the history of Apple's iPad family. The next iPad (i...
05:38 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget LG smartphone boom follows major R&D reshuffling, says analyst
South Korean electronics giant LG came out swinging with its line of Optimus products at Mobile World Congress this year, delivering the 4X HD, 3D Max, Vu and a trinity of L-series handsets. So how d...
05:12 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Vitoa ICS tablet has 9.7-inch IPS display and costs $120 wholesale, we go hands-on (video)
It's no surprise that notebooks, Ultrabooks and tablets were pretty much the flavors of the day here at CeBIT, and we've already picked out a few choice selections. So, we're bringing you a second OE...
05:12 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Viota ICS tablet has 9.7-inch IPS display and costs $120 wholesale, we go hands-on (video)
It's no surprise that notebooks, Ultrabooks and tablets were pretty much the flavors of the day here at CeBIT, and we've already picked out a few choice selections. So, we're bringing you a second OE...
04:51 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Google reportedly considering sell-off of Motorola's set-top box business
This one is still far from a sure thing and would represent something of an about-face from earlier statements made by CEO Larry Page, but The New York Post is reporting today that Google may be looki...
04:32 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Peter Molyneux leaves Lionhead and Microsoft to found 22 Cans
Peter Molyneux will leave Microsoft Game / Lionhead Studios once he's finished developing Fable: The Journey for Kinect. He'll be replaced by co-founder Mark Webley at the studio, with Redmond yet t...
04:09 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Yitoa M9704 9.7-inch ICS tablet has a keyboard that doubles as a case, we go hands-on (video)
Hall 17 at CeBIT in Hannover could just as well be downtown Shenzhen. Step inside its cavernous walls, and the air lights up with the sound of chirpy pop music, and excited sales chatter. But once yo...
03:49 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Ivy Bridge benchmarks: CPU boosted 5-15 percent, onboard GPU handles Skyrim
We've heard whispers of Ivy Bridge's benchmarking prowess, but now we have more comprehensive and independent test results of a Core i7 3770K CPU, courtesy of AnandTech. The conclusion? The upgrade i...
03:31 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Report: Sprint planning to dump Lightsquared as early as next week
According to Bloomberg, Sprint is considering pulling the plug on its partnership with Lightsquared as early as next week. Philip Falcone's burgeoning enterprise was subject to a March 15th deadline...
03:12 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Apple store closes its online doors, preps for next-gen iPad launch
Anxiously awaiting the arrival of the latest iPad model? It appears Apple is getting its ducks in a row for the launch of what we're primarily calling the 'iPad 3' as the outfit's online store has t...
03:00 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Engadget's iPad 3 pre-event broadcast: live from San Francisco!
You're in the right place! Apple's iPad 3 launch event will go down at San Francisco's own Yerba Buena Center for the Arts here in just a few hours, but we've got Tim and Darren on-site early to talk...
02:39 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Archos Arnova 7-inch Child Pad hands-on (video)
It might not quite be the hottest tablet news of the day, but we managed to catch a glimpse of the Arnova "designed by Archos" Child Pad on the floor here at CeBIT. Last time we saw this slate it was...
02:22 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Redbox notches its second billion rentals, offers freebies Thursday to celebrate
It took six years for Redbox to cross the one billion discs rented mark, but clearly the pace is picking up as it's taken only 18 months to duplicate the feat. Sure, two billion is no 25 billion, but...
02:00 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: Instaprint offers portable photo booths for Instagram (video)
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject lin...
01:44 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Scholastic enters the e-book fray with Storia and 1,000 children's stories
Between Google Books, iBooks, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Sony... you'd figure the e-book field was crowded enough, right? Well, if you're specifically in the market for children's stories, things might look...
01:28 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Fujitsu Lifebook UH572 with Ivy Bridge hands-on (video)
We've seen plenty of laptops here at CeBIT, but not so many with an Ivy Bridge processor inside. Yep, that Fujitsu you see coyly sunning itself in the Intel business center above is a fully paid-up m...
12:49 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Intel Ivy Bridge touchscreen Ultrabook reference design hands-on (video)
Interested in replacing both your tablet and that clunky notebook with a svelte all-in-one portable? Intel might have just the gadget for you -- an Ivy Bridge Ultrabook with a built-in 13.3-inch 1600...
12:37 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Google plugs 14 holes, hands out $47k to security researchers
Every year Google offers a bounty to those that can dig up security flaws in its browser. This year, the company is putting $1 million on the line at CanSecWest. But, before the Mountain View crew can...
12:01 pm EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Sony partners with Scion, makes MotorStorm RC free for PS Vita
Getting set up with Sony's latest handheld can be an incredible drain on the wallet, what with the cost of pricey, proprietary memory cards and actual games to play. Consider this then the company's ...
11:38 am EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Rumor mill: Will the new iPad have a tactile display?
Remember Senseg's tactile touchscreen displays? Well, last December the company showed off a screen that used an electrostatic field to simulate friction and textures on the glass. Such technology w...
11:02 am EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Develop Android apps from within Android using AIDE (video)
Replication is a necessary survival technique in nature, and now Android apps have joined the self-preservation fray with a new piece of software known as the Android Java IDE (AIDE). An integrated d...
10:20 am EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Omron releases a pair of sleep monitoring gadgets that watch you slumber
Insomnia and a love of gadgets go hand-in-hand, so it's no surprise that more companies want a piece of Zeo's sleep-monitoring action. Omron's the latest to supply an offering with a pair of sensors ...
09:57 am EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Samsung files yet another lawsuit against Apple in South Korea
In the global courtroom conflict that threatens to outlast the Thirty-Years War, Samsung has commenced yet another lawsuit against Apple. Filed in a Seoul court, this particular litigation broadside...
09:39 am EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget PlayStation Suite open to all developers from April, full SDK coming 'later'
It's been many months since we first heard about this PlayStation SDK, which entered closed beta for a chosen few back in November. Now we're told the open beta will arrive in April, allowing any int...
08:41 am EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Adobe Lightroom 4 is a 'substantial upgrade' with a 50-percent price drop
Still content with Lightroom 3.5? Check out Version 4, which has just emerged from public beta, and you may decide it's time for an upgrade. The revision brings a long list of new features, including...
07:50 am EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Inception brings root privileges, rush of adrenaline to Nokia N9 community
So, here's the thing: Aegis, the security framework on the Nokia N9, has been busted wide open -- thanks an exploit known as Inception. Much like root access on Android, the software allows developer...
07:02 am EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget App turns Android tabs into math tools for the visually impaired (video)
Two high school students are taking part in a bit of an experiment at Vanderbilt University. The college's Medical and Electromechanical Design Laboratory (MED Lab) is working on an Android app that ...
05:47 am EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Ten One Design teases pressure-sensitive 'Blue Tiger' stylus for the iPad 3
It's no secret Steve Jobs felt about styluses, but that doesn't seem to have deterred Ten One Design. The company behind the Pogo Sketch is now teasing a pen designed to work with the as-yet unannounc...
04:32 am EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 800 update reportedly triples battery life
Earlier this week in Refresh Roundup, we wrote of a Vodafone-branded update for the Lumia 800 with a designation of 1600.2487.8107.12070. Among the enhancements, the new software version was said to ...
03:43 am EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 289 - 03.06.2012
We're caught in the middle between Microsoft an Apple announcements this week, but we'll try and make the best of it. The Windows 8 Consumer Preview has hit the streets and word is Media Center is pr...
03:02 am EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Netflix is in talks to partner with cable providers for bundles, could mean higher quality streaming
After CEO Reed Hastings recently hinted at the possibility of Netflix's Watch Instantly service coming bundled with cable services, Reuters is reporting the company has met with "some of the largest ...
02:23 am EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Cha-ching! IBM's Watson heads to Citigroup to meddle in human finances
Watson's been a busy supercomputer since it took a couple of humans to school on Jeopardy last year -- what with its stint at Columbia and a recent foray into hunting patent trolls -- and now it's ta...
01:57 am EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S and iPhone-compatible speaker docks (eyes-on)
Samsung and Apple may be at each others throats in the courtroom, but the two will be getting along just fine with Sammy's new speaker docks. Sprinkled in with the availability details of its 2012 S...
01:28 am EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Microsoft Office 15 revealed, simpler UI with touch-friendly features
Microsoft started seeding its Office 15 technical preview to a select few partners earlier this year to get it ready for public consumption, and The Verge managed to get a sneak peek at some of the s...
12:53 am EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Toshiba outs Qosmio X870 gaming laptop with 3D display, not-too-tacky design
What's this, then? Why, it's what appears to be a brand new, redesigned gaming laptop, courtesy of 'ol Toshiba. Though it hasn't been announced here in the US, UK-based site TechDigest is showing us...
12:29 am EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Windows Embedded Standard 8 preview now available for download
We're guessing it won't get to a million downloads quite as quick as the Windows 8 consumer preview did, but Microsoft has now made another upcoming operating system available for download in "preview...
12:07 am EDT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Engadget Android finally gets an official TED app
TED -- it's exclusive, endlessly fascinating, pretentious and addictive as hell. Sadly, for those of you out there rocking Android devices, getting your fix on the go required you download the talks ...
11:47 pm EDT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Engadget More Nokia 808 PureView sample shots spotted: 41MP sensor laughs at the notion of motion blur
Nokia's 808 Pureview was one of the major stories of last week's MWC. We're desperate to get to grips with a final retail model and push that 41-megapixel sensor to its limits -- but until then, a ha...
11:25 pm EDT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Engadget Engadget Interview: Richard Yu, Huawei chairman of devices
Countless smartphones were announced at last week's Mobile World Congress, but Huawei's showing was one of the more intriguing at the event. The company has some incredibly lofty goals, intending to...
10:59 pm EDT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Engadget After 25 billion downloads, Apple unveils the App Store's greatest hits
We doubt you've wasted much time contemplating which iOS apps are the most popular, but Apple wants to tell you anyway. Over the past year Cupertino's been keeping its greatest hits up to date in th...
10:39 pm EDT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Engadget Amazon patents intelligent pen for adding annotations to digital and printed media
We wouldn't call it a comeback, but the stylus is definitely enjoying a mini-renaissance of sorts in the world of phablets. So it should come as no surprise to see Amazon patenting an intelligent inp...
10:39 pm EDT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Engadget Amazon patents intelligent pen for adding annotations to digital and printed media (updated)
We wouldn't call it a comeback, but the stylus is definitely enjoying a mini-renaissance of sorts in the world of phablets. So it should come as no surprise to see Amazon patenting an intelligent inp...
10:12 pm EDT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Engadget Square takes on New York taxis with new iPad-based payment system
Anyone who finds themselves in a New York taxi over the next few weeks stands a slim chance of getting their hands on Square's latest experiment. As The New York Times reports, the company will soon...
09:52 pm EDT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Engadget Nintendo 3DS celebrates first birthday, sells 4.5 million consoles in the US
Nintendo of America has lifted the lid on how many 3DS handhelds were purchased in the first twelve months of life in the US of A. 4.5 million of the devices have been taken home since March 27th of...
09:30 pm EDT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Engadget Engadget will be broadcasting live outside of Apple's iPad event tomorrow!
We did it for WWDC 2011 as well as last year's "Let's Talk iPhone" event, and we'll be doing it again before and after Apple launches its next-generation iPad. Tim and Darren will be live in the stre...
09:11 pm EDT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Engadget Sharp working with Japanese government on Home Energy Management System standard (video)
Sharp is partnering, not with another major player in the consumer electronics field but, with the Japanese government to create a standard based on its Home Energy Management System or HEMS. The pla...
08:53 pm EDT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Engadget Sony VAIO Hybrid lands U moniker in leaked ad, not much else
Remember that Sony laptop / tablet hybrid that we spotted on the CES show floor? Well it appears that it will be sporting the VAIO U label when it hits retailers, along the same lines as the outfit'...
08:28 pm EDT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Engadget Samsung unleashes Smart Touch Remote and Wireless Keyboard, we go eyes-on (video)
Along with announcing the official release details for its 2012 Plasma and Smart Interaction TV lineup today, Samsung also introduced its Smart Touch Remote and Wireless Keyboard. Essentially serving...
08:08 pm EDT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Engadget Samsung details pricing and availability for its 2012 Smart TV lineup
We've already seen pricing leak out for some models, but Samsung has today gotten official with the pricing and availability for its complete Smart TV lineup for 2012 (which includes more TVs than we...
07:47 pm EDT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Engadget Intel intros Xeon E5-2600 family, finally ushers servers into the Sandy Bridge era
On the eve of the release of Ivy Bridge, Intel is finally bringing its server chips up to speed by introducing the Sandy Bridge-based E5-2600 family of CPUs. The company claims its latest processors o...
07:00 pm EDT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Engadget Dell XPS 13 review
Dell's XPS 13 Ultrabook Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook shipping now, starts at $999 HP Folio 13 reviewYou don't have to be a marketing skeptic to agree that "Ultrabook" is a somewhat hyperbolic term f...
06:46 pm EDT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Engadget Toshiba Satellite P855 glasses-free 3D laptop hands-on (video)
Remember that glasses-free 3D Qosmio F750 (aka F755 in the US) gaming laptop we saw last year? We're not sure how many of them Toshiba has sold, but the company's PR folks tell us they've been popula...
06:22 pm EDT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Engadget Gigabyte U2442 Ultrabook hands-on (video)
First they announce, then we touch. Such is the way of the technology trade show. In our eager paws this time is the U2442 Ultrabook from Gigabyte. Strangely, it was running Windows 8 Consumer Previe...
06:00 pm EDT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Engadget Google Play replaces Android Market, new source for apps, books, movies and music (video)
The Android Market has morphed significantly since its inception, which now allows users to purchase books, music and rent movies, all from within a hub that was originally designed for just apps. To...
05:36 pm EDT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile, Sprint and DirecTV file with FCC to halt Verizon's AWS acquisition
Ready for round two of the great spectrum wars? In what is undeniably an uncanny bit of wireless industry déjà vu, T-Mobile, Sprint, DirecTV, in addition to the Rural Telecommunications ...
05:15 pm EDT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Engadget Apple's next-gen iPad launch event is tomorrow, get your liveblog right here!
Got plans for tomorrow? Of course not -- you canned 'em a week ago. For those still unaware, Apple will be unveiling its next iPad at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco tomo...
04:57 pm EDT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Engadget Top LulzSec members arrested, group leader reportedly acted as informant
The LulzSec hacking group may have officially called it quits last June, but that doesn't mean it was able to escape the eye of law enforcement. As Fox News reports, today saw three group members arre...
04:38 pm EDT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Engadget FTC: Western Digital and Hitachi must give assets and IP rights to Toshiba
Thought everything was looking rosy for the hard drive hitch of the year? Well, it looks like Federal Trade Commission reckons the union of Hitachi and Western Digital isn't quite there just yet, ord...
04:38 pm EDT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Engadget FTC: Western Digital and Hitachi must give assets and IP rights to Toshiba (update: sale approved)
Thought everything was looking rosy for the hard drive hitch of the year? Well, it looks like Federal Trade Commission reckons the union of Hitachi and Western Digital isn't quite there just yet, ord...
04:06 pm EDT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Engadget Zeiss Cinemizer OLED with head-tracking hands-on (video)
The Carl Zeiss Cinemizer OLED has been a long time in the making -- we first heard about the video glasses at Macworld in 2008 -- but the company has yet to push the head-mounted display past the pro...
03:53 pm EDT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Engadget Kodak moves to block Apple's latest patent suit from proceeding in federal district court
In a move that's sure to surprise no one, Kodak is fighting Apple's latest round of patent litigation -- a suit that would force Kodak to pause plans to sell up to $2.6 billion in digital imaging pa...
03:27 pm EDT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Engadget MSI outs new GT60 GT70 gaming laptops, we go hands-on (video)
MSI already popped up on the rumor-radar this week, and now it's confirmed a pair of new gaming laptops at CeBIT. The main difference between the new boys -- that we can see so far, at least -- is th...
03:09 pm EDT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Engadget Audi A3 with MMI Touch gesture-based entertainment system hands-on (video)
CeBIT isn't an auto show in the traditional sense, but we are in Germany after all, so we weren't terribly surprised to see Audi roll up with a brand new car. The latest A3 made its worldwide debut t...
02:54 pm EDT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Engadget Circle your virtual calendars: Nokia World to be held September 25-26
Last year was a hoot, so why not get excited for the next annual Nokia shindig? The folks from Finland already have Nokia World 2012 in their sights, as they've announced September 25th and 26th as ...
02:28 pm EDT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus Vu launches in Korea, gets priced
LG's 5-inch smartphone has finally arrived -- at least over in Korea. While 4:3 ratio display raised a few eyebrows during its debut at MWC, the IPS display, lightweight frame and stylus has us chasi...
02:00 pm EDT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Engadget Canon unveils PIXMA MX892 wireless all-in-one, prints from the cloud for $200
If you're in the market for a new wireless printer for that fancy new home office, Canon has a new model that may suit your needs. The PIXMA MX892 wireless all-in-one boasts copy, scan and fax featu...
01:35 pm EDT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Engadget Verizon: give us more spectrum, we're gasping over here
VZW has stacks of money and plenty of ambition, but apparently it's already running out of mobile spectrum. The operator is trying to buy an extra block of airwaves from some cable companies in a $3....
01:13 pm EDT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Engadget Acer Aspire V3 notebook hands-on (video)
Hot off the tails of the Aspire V5 is another new release from Acer. This time it's the Aspire V3 notebook, which comes in any one of three configurations, with 14, 15.6 and 17.3-inch screens in-tow....
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Engadget Harman, Rinspeed partner on Dock + Go dashboard concept
Harman is kicking off the Geneva Auto Show by unveiling its new dashboard concept for cars of the future. The Dock + Go system turns your dashboard into a "learning," Aha cloud-connected platfo...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Engadget iRobot's 'throwable' 110 FirstLook bot gets drafted into the military (video)
There's something pretty damn appealing about a controllable robot that can be hurled through a window and live to tell the tale. It looks like the military brass agree; The Joint Improvised Explosi...
12:22 pm EDT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Engadget Experimental controller has 'thumbstick within thumbstick' for blistering sensations (video)
Just when you thought slingshots were the future, here comes a whole new way to enjoy baddie deletion in Uncharted 7. Each thumbstick on the prototype controller above has a secondary force feedback-...
11:58 am EDT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Engadget Acer launches Ultrabook-like Aspire V5 series, we go hands-on (video)
After trotting out some mobile fare at MWC, Acer hasn't pulled in the reigns on its new product horse, announcing its new V5 notebook this morning at CeBIT. Yes, notebook. At 30 percent slimmer than ...
11:57 am EDT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Engadget Verizon launches 'faster than wired' broadband for the home
Verizon Wireless is making good on that name, aiming to rid your home of those ugly, ugly wires. The carrier wants to substitute them with the not-exactly-subtle, bucket-sized antenna you can see on ...
11:21 am EDT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Engadget Square's new Register app turns the iPad into a full-on point of sale terminal
Square continues to add functionality to its mobile payment platform, and the latest addition is its new Register app for iPad. The refresh brings a sleeker interface and greater Card Case integratio...
10:41 am EDT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Engadget French government to digitize out-of-print 20th century works, plans ebook initiative
It's a case of having one's cake and eating it, too. Or, in this instance, digitizing the works of others and reselling them online for a 40 percent cut. According to Le Temps, a controversial new la...
09:56 am EDT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Engadget Samsung announces cutesy Galaxy Pocket with 2.8-inch display, coming 'later this year'
Space will always have room for another galaxy, and your pocket should equally have room for this little piece of Android 2.3 TouchWizadry. The Galaxy Pocket has just been announced in London and wil...
09:13 am EDT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Engadget The ukulele's future is now with 'Futulele' iPhone, iPad app (video)
Nothing quite says "check me out" to the ladies like riffing on a frickin' pink ukulele -- until now. For folks rocking both an iPhone and an iPad, Touch DJ app maker Amidio Inc., is releasing its la...
08:00 am EDT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Engadget ROCCAT Power-Grid app, Phobo gaming keyboard shift PC controls to your phone
Razer's switchblade concept may not have made it out of CES 2011, but its dynamic, adaptive keys lived on, both in the outfit's Star Wars: The Old Republic keyboard and Blade laptop. The hardware is ...
07:24 am EDT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Engadget Microsoft expands Internet Explorer push with new TV ad
Internet Explorer may still be the world's number one web browser, but Microsoft has a declining market share to deal with, as well as the small problem of folks hesitant to upgrade from an earlier ...
06:09 am EDT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Engadget Researcher proposes Thumb on Hand gestures, no touchscreen necessary (video)
Would you be willing to wear an additional device in order to avoid interacting with another? That's the conundrum posed to us by Christian Loclair, a master's student at the Hasso Plattner Institute...
05:22 am EDT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Engadget MIT opens App Inventor to all, launches public Beta
You'd be forgiven for thinking you've already read this article. Truthfully, you pretty much already have. The software is the same (App Inventor), the milestone is the same (public availability), ev...
04:06 am EDT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Engadget Google sharpens its memory, brings recent search history to Android and iOS
Face it, Google already knows you better than your friends or family, so why not cuddle up next to the giant and let it make your life a touch easier to manage? Today, the folks in Mountain View anno...
02:54 am EDT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Engadget RelayRides hooks up with GM, opens P2P car sharing to OnStar subs
Usually when a stranger gets behind the wheel of your car, it's more a situation for the authorities than General Motors. But with the impending nationwide rollout of RelayRides' P2P car sharing prog...
02:04 am EDT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Engadget Android Market raises maximum app size to 4GB, APK files still limited to 50MB
A small but fundamental shift happened this evening in the Android Market, as Google has raised its rather arbitrary maximum application size from 50MB to a hefty 4GB. While APK files retain the trad...
01:50 am EDT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Engadget DIY password dongle logs you in, saves you from RSI (video)
Any of you who have spent time in corporate America know that companies can be pretty paranoid about your passwords. Change them every three months, have a minimum of one upper case and one lower cas...
01:00 am EDT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Engadget Gigabyte unveils U2442 ultrabooks and P2542G gaming laptop at CeBIT
You didn't think a company like Gigabyte would roll into CeBIT empty-handed, did you? The Taiwanese company knows how to rock a trade show properly and came packin' a whole bevy of goodies. Getting t...
12:21 am EDT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Engadget MyFord Touch update rolling out now, promises to be 'faster, simpler, better'
It's been a few months since Ford promised us that juicy refresh to its whips' infotainment system, but it looks as if the wait is about to come to an end. The Built Tough manufacturer says it's fin...
11:31 pm EDT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Engadget Must See HDTV (March 5th - 11th)
Big East ChampionshipOne of the 3D early adopters and looking for something to watch? While there are many conference championships taking place in the run up to March Madness this week, ESPN 3D's ca...
10:35 pm EDT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Engadget Deutsche Telekom tests 512Gbps fiber optic network in Germany, breaks record in the process
If you thought Google's Kansan stab at blistering gigabit speeds was lust-worthy, then this latest fiber feat out of Germany should have you flooding the room with drool. Part of Deutsche Telekom's OS...
10:00 pm EDT - Mon, March 5, 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...
09:39 pm EDT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Engadget Delta teams up with Amazon to give you free WiFi access for in-flight shopping
SkyMiles distributor Delta isn't a newcomer to the land of in-flight WiFi freebies. And, while this time it's not setting a time limit on your browsing, you'll have to stay within the Amazon virtual...
09:14 pm EDT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Engadget PSA: Nokia 808 PureView not coming to North America
When we heard last year that the Nokia N9 wouldn't be coming to the US, we were left feeling a little letdown even though we half-expected the news. Espoo has assigned a similar fate to the esteemed ...
08:43 pm EDT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Engadget DisplayLink powers SIIG USB 3.0 to HDMI adapter with audio, now shipping in the US for $130
Looking to use a USB 3.0 port to connect to that fancy new HD monitor or television? You're in luck. SIIG has just announced its USB 3.0 to HDMI adapter complete with audio -- making multi-tasking dur...
08:18 pm EDT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Engadget Facebook Messenger for Windows app now officially official
The fact that Facebook had a dedicated messaging app up its sleeve for Windows will go down as one of the worst kept secrets in the history of techdom. In fact, after the client leaked back in Decemb...
07:49 pm EDT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Engadget Chrome adopted by US State Department as optional browser, IE8 prepped for mid-March release (video)
State department workers frustrated with their dated web browsers will get some relief very soon. At the latest town hall meeting, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was questioned on the update rol...
07:24 pm EDT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Engadget Isis partners with VeriFone, Ingenico, ViVOtech and Equinox, prepares to take over the world
So, you've got the carriers on board, and the banks and even the handset makers. Problem is, without compatible registers and point of sale terminals, your mobile payment tech is worthless. Thankfull...
07:02 pm EDT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Engadget Nokia pulls back the curtain on Carl Zeiss division, gives off that pro lens smell
Still not sure how the 808 PureView can best other pro camera rigs? Then take a trip over to Nokia's Conversations blog for an inside look at the obsessive scientists behind the Carl Zeiss Camera Len...
06:41 pm EDT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Engadget DARPA's robotic cheetah sets a land speed record racing into your nightmares (video)
Sleep tight.Continue reading DARPA's robotic cheetah sets a land speed record racing into your nightmares (video)DARPA's robotic cheetah sets a land speed record racing into your nightmares (video) o...
06:19 pm EDT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Engadget Globalfoundries buys out AMD to become fully independent chip maker
Globalfoundries has celebrated its third anniversary by announcing that it's agreed terms with AMD to buy out its remaining stake in the company to go it alone. Whilst Sunnyvale will remain a key cus...
05:57 pm EDT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Engadget Dark Horse Comics graphic novels coming to Nook Tablet and Nook Color
Dark Horse Comics has penciled a contract with Barnes & Noble (it'll be sent off to be inked and colored next week*) to get the former's content onto the latter's Tablet and Color e-readers. Ava...
05:32 pm EDT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Engadget Crapgadget: Spring Phling edition
As winter recedes, the Crapgadgets emerge from their hibernation as they attempt to separate fools and their money. Today's selection includes a ridiculous workaround to a ridiculous accessory, an i...
05:09 pm EDT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Engadget Tobii's IS-2 eye tracker is cheaper, 75 percent smaller than its predecessor
Of all the things we saw at CES, Tobii's eye-tracking Gaze interface was one of the most memorable, even if the execution was a bit flawed. Now the company's back with a next-gen sensor that fits on...
04:46 pm EDT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Engadget China Mobile claims 15 million iPhone subscribers without selling Apple's handset
China Mobile may be the world's largest telco with 655 million subscribers, but it's missing one major ingredient that any top tier carrier needs -- the iPhone. Apple's exclusivity deal with China Un...
04:23 pm EDT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Engadget Naver's Skype competitor Line crosses 20 million mark
In just eight months, Line has gone from a glimmer in Naver's eye to a 20 million member strong VoIP and messaging service. Perhaps most impressively, it's done so with only iPhone and Android apps a...
04:00 pm EDT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Engadget Poll: Did you download the Windows 8 preview?
Microsoft's finally unleashed its consumer preview of Windows 8 and while we're sure plenty of your questions were answered in our highly-detailed overview, nothing beats giving it a blast for yourse...
03:38 pm EDT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Engadget MSI GT780 GX rumored specs appear online
There's no official word about this laptop, and if any of you are caught or killed, the secretary will disavow any knowledge. Still, you can't stop a good rumor, which is why details have emerged ab...
03:13 pm EDT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Engadget Acer Allegro hands-on at MWC 2012
We covered Acer's two Android devices at last week's show, but what in the world happened to its Windows Phone? It's easy to forget about the Acer Allegro because we haven't seen it show up beyond th...
02:46 pm EDT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Engadget Fujitsu Lifebook Ultrabook hands-on (video)
We still don't have detailed specs or even a model number, but we just had a chance to go hands-on with Fujitsu's new Lifebook Ultrabook at CeBIT. The 14-inch device will ship in red and silver, and ...
02:22 pm EDT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Engadget Do we have the right to be 'forgotten' on Google? Spain asks ECJ to investigate
Google has already tasted European hot water over its revised privacy policy, and soon the European Court of Justice (ECJ) may expand its remit to consider other related issues too. Spanish judges ar...
02:00 pm EDT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Engadget The best Kinect to come: Microsoft's Xbox 360 spring showcase
Like the Nintendo Wii before it, Microsoft's Kinect has been braving the storm of new peripheral adolescence, awkwardly shuffling users through jump, wave, lean and jiggling gameplay, typically at a ...
01:50 pm EDT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Engadget We're live from CeBIT 2012 in Hannover, Germany!
Where is Hannover, you ask? Well it's definitely in Germany -- of that much we're sure. This town certainly isn't a tourist haven, save for a week in March when tech pros from every continent arrive ...
01:40 pm EDT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Engadget More 'iPad 3' prototype parts show up, we go hands-on
In recent years, it's become a fashion for Apple prototype parts to pop up just weeks ahead of hardware launches; and it seems like there's no exception for the upcoming next-gen iPad, which is belie...
01:30 pm EDT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Engadget Fujitsu teases new premium Lifebook Ultrabook at CeBIT, promises more details tomorrow
We're here at the Fujitsu press conference at CeBIT, where the company just teased a yet-to-be-named premium Ultrabook. We don't have many details at this point, but we were able to confirm that it w...
01:20 pm EDT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Engadget Nokia Senior VP: PureView imaging technology coming to our Windows Phones
We're sure many have fallen in love with Nokia's new cameraphone, but are perhaps not so willing to get back together with its Symbian OS. Fortunately, it looks like Nokia will be -- unsurprisingly ...
12:55 pm EDT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S II getting ICS upgrade March 15th, says Israeli Facebook page
It may come slightly too late for Caesar, but a post has appeared on Samsung Mobile IL's Facebook page saying that the long-awaited Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update will reach GSII owners on M...
12:29 pm EDT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Engadget AMD's 'sweet spot' Radeon HD 7870 and 7850 graphics cards get reviewed, recommended
AMD's Radeon HD 7000-series onslaught continues, with still no 28nm retort from NVIDIA. The latest offerings are the 7870 priced at $349, and the 7850 priced at $249. Both are based on the Pitcairn G...
12:04 pm EDT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Engadget Samsung confirms Pink Galaxy Note coming soon, we go hands-on (video)
Sure, you can personalize your Galaxy Note by sketching with the 5.3-inch phablet's S Pen, but there's no better way to express your mobile-obsessed self than by dressing your device in a flashy new ...
11:39 am EDT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Engadget China claims one billion mobile phone users, India shrugs
China claimed 900 million mobile users last April, but back then it still seemed possible that India might reach the billion user milestone first. China was ahead in absolute terms, while India's use...
11:03 am EDT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Engadget C Spire drops iPhone 4S price to $150, asks you for two years of commitment
If you've wanted to cozy up to Siri, only holding back in your search for a price break on Apple's current iPhone 4S, then your latest opportunity has arrived. C Spire Wireless is now offering the d...
10:31 am EDT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Engadget Skype videoconferencing app and add-on camera roll come to Vizio Internet Apps HDTVs
Vizio snuck mention of its $150 XCV100 Skype-enabled webcam into its CES 2012 accessories announcements, and now the two companies have announced its compatibility with "most" Vizio Internet App TVs....
10:31 am EDT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Engadget Skype videoconferencing app and add-on camera come to Vizio Internet Apps HDTVs
Vizio snuck mention of its $150 XCV100 Skype-enabled webcam into its CES 2012 accessories announcements, and now the two companies have announced its compatibility with "most" Vizio Internet App TVs....
09:50 am EDT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Player 70 Plus is the world's first dual-core media player
Samsung's barely finished packing up from its recent stint in Barcelona, but that hasn't stopped another device surfacing on the Korean peninsula. The Galaxy Player 70 Plus appears to be a powered-u...
09:50 am EDT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Engadget Galaxy Player 70 Plus: Samsung's first dual-core media player
Samsung's barely finished packing up from its recent stint in Barcelona, but that hasn't stopped another device surfacing on the Korean peninsula. The Galaxy Player 70 Plus appears to be a powered-u...
09:12 am EDT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Engadget BeetleCam's back with armor on board, and it brought a friend packing a Canon EOS 1Ds MK III
Having braved the wilds of Tanzania and emerged with some brilliant photos, but a camera destroyed by a lion, the remote control BeetleCam is back at it. This time around, the buggy's got a Canon 550...
08:17 am EDT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Engadget Statcounter: Android web browser claims biggest user share
Android's native web browser can now lay claim to being the most popular mobile browser, according to StatCounter's latest survey. Mapping use over the past year, Google's mobile internet browser ha...
07:02 am EDT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Engadget Random House drastically raises the price of e-books for libraries
Oddly, Random House deciding to triple the price of its e-books for libraries is being considered a compromise. While others, like Penguin, are pulling their electronic tomes from the virtual shelves...
04:58 am EDT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Engadget World's collide as Super Mario Bros and Portal become Mari0 (video)
Remember when the amalgamation of Super Mario Bros and a Portal gun seemed like the most amazing, yet impossibly lucid pipe dream? As it turns out, the cake named "Mari0" by developer-house Stabyours...
04:58 am EDT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Engadget Worlds collide as Super Mario Bros and Portal become Mari0 (video)
Remember when the amalgamation of Super Mario Bros and a Portal gun seemed like the most amazing, yet impossibly lucid pipe dream? As it turns out, the cake named "Mari0" by developer-house Stabyours...
03:02 am EDT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Engadget How would you change Amazon's Kindle Fire?
The Kindle Fire is less a tablet and more a $200 window into Amazon's storefront. The 7-inch slate that shares its DNA with the BlackBerry PlayBook lacks any physical features bar a micro-USB port, ...
02:01 am EDT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of February 27th, 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...
01:00 am EDT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Engadget Switched On: Metro and the Mac
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. With the release of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, more consumers can more easily experience Metro, along with Metro-...
12:12 am EDT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Engadget Mercedes slaps sheet of LEDs on the side of an F-Cell, turns car into a chameleon
It's not often that folks want to hide the fact that they're driving a Mercedes, what with plenty of them being among of the finest motorcars on the road. However, as part of a marketing plan to call...
11:00 pm EDT - Sun, March 4, 2012
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: i-oniq hybrid, spherical solar cell and a incredible LEGO printer
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 epic green transportation initiatives kicked of...
11:00 pm EDT - Sun, March 4, 2012
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: i-oniq hybrid, spherical solar cell and an incredible LEGO printer
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 epic green transportation initiatives kicked of...
09:52 pm EDT - Sun, March 4, 2012
Engadget DirecTV adding TruTV HD ahead of March Madness again, will let it stick around this time
Last year, DirecTV temporarily added TruTV HD to its lineup just during March Madness so its fans could catch all of the games, and it's bringing Turner-owned network back again this year. This time ...
07:46 pm EDT - Sun, March 4, 2012
Engadget WSJ: Walmart to offer in-store disc to digital UltraViolet service
Hollywood's latest digital ecosystem offers lots of promise, but in the five months since its release, it couldn't be further from delivering on it. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Walmart ...
06:24 pm EDT - Sun, March 4, 2012
Engadget Audi's 'Visions' will pimp your ride, light up the neighborhood (video)
We don't think there is such a thing as Racing stripes "2.0", but if there was, this is what it might look like. Audi's "Visions" project brings the OLEDs we know and love to the outside of the not-s...
05:18 pm EDT - Sun, March 4, 2012
Engadget FCC puts Dish Network's LTE plans on hold, opts for a longer review
In a bit of bad news for Dish Network, the FCC has decided against issuing a waiver for it to start using the spectrum it's acquired from DBSD and Terrestar over the last year or so right away. Compan...
03:58 pm EDT - Sun, March 4, 2012
Engadget HTC may not have PureView, but it does have ImageSense
Not to be outdone by the Nokia 808's appearance at MWC, HTC has released sample shots taken using the ImageSense camera module that comes in its One X and One S phones. In many ways they're normal-lo...
02:50 pm EDT - Sun, March 4, 2012
Engadget HTC Titan aka Triumph to become China's first official Windows Phone
Look who just beat Nokia, ZTE and Lenovo to launching the first official Windows Phone in China? At the opening of HTC's first Chinese flagship store in Beijing yesterday (pictured after the break), ...
01:46 pm EDT - Sun, March 4, 2012
Engadget GO Launcher comes to Android tabs, frees you from fixed grid tyranny
Got an Android tab and don't like its government manufacturer-issue UI? Then why not join the ranks of the launcher rebel alliance. GO Launcher EX for phones has been around for a while, but now it's...
11:32 am EDT - Sun, March 4, 2012
Engadget Audi R18 Hybrid spotted in the flesh, sounds as good as it looks
Remember that gorgeous looking R18 hybrid from Audi that raced into our hearts earlier this week? Well, we found this video of it in action. If you can look past the flock of applauding suits, you'...
09:29 am EDT - Sun, March 4, 2012
Engadget Pentax offers 'special edition' K-5 DSLR kit: silver body, 40mm slimline lens, $1,600
It's good to see a special edition that may actually deserve its name, for once. When the silver version of the popular K-5 came out last year, it was priced at $1,700 body-only. This new kit, which ...
07:39 am EDT - Sun, March 4, 2012
Engadget AT&T urging customers to upgrade to 3G, possibly killing off 2G
In a move that is sure to surprise no one, it appears AT&T is getting ready to send its trusty 2G GSM network riding off into the sunset. MarketWatch is reporting that some Ma Bell customers have ...
05:32 am EDT - Sun, March 4, 2012
Engadget CircuitLab brings schematic design and sharing to the browser (video)
The designs for all those wonderful Arduino and electronics projects don't create themselves, sadly. No, a person needs to put in time and effort laying out the circuits and carefully arranging the c...
04:12 am EDT - Sun, March 4, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile's next myTouch to come from Huawei?
The Magenta carrier's pumped out its fair share of myTouch handsets in the past months, and we can't blame you if you're confused by the fact that different OEMs have had their turn making the devic...
03:19 am EDT - Sun, March 4, 2012
Engadget Ask Engadget: best Android PMP?
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 Livebriand who wants the Android equivalen...
01:55 am EDT - Sun, March 4, 2012
Engadget PSA: PlayStation Network goes down for maintenance tomorrow, will last around 15 hours
We know that it's become all too easy to assume that the PlayStation Network is getting hacked again whenever it goes down. That said, consider this another heads-up in long line of previous friendly ...
12:30 am EDT - Sun, March 4, 2012
Engadget Mobile World Congress 2012: best of show
Mobile World Congress 2012 was a massively exciting show and true to form brought us so much new kit to be excited about in early 2012. From Intel's Medfield launch, a 41-megapixel smartphone, a new...
11:02 pm EDT - Sat, March 3, 2012
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of February 27th, 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 past week, we've seen a major shakeup in t...
09:33 pm EDT - Sat, March 3, 2012
Engadget Amazon Publishing to sell series of ebooks outside the Kindle Store
It remains to be seen if it's a full-on change of policy, but it looks like Amazon is at least shifting it stance when it comes to where some of the ebooks put out by its Amazon Publishing division a...
08:35 pm EDT - Sat, March 3, 2012
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 128: MWC 2012 - 03.03.2012
As we bask in the afterglow of Mobile World Congress, let's take a few hours to gather all of our thoughts in one semi-lucid, sleep-deprived Engadget Mobile Podcast. We weren't able to coax the Abbey...
07:11 pm EDT - Sat, March 3, 2012
Engadget ASUS claims it may be among first to get Android 5.0, confirms Jelly Bean moniker
We've seen some pretty incredible smartphones and technologies at MWC, but it goes without saying that one of the hottest topics at the show was Android, and speculation over the release and alias of ...
05:00 pm EDT - Sat, March 3, 2012
Engadget Adu, Barcelona: Mobile World Congress 2012 comes to a close
The mobile world's biggest players have exhausted themselves again, taking us with them in the process. While HTC and Nokia seemed to grab a lot of the attention, Samsung stayed quiet -- at least for...
03:46 pm EDT - Sat, March 3, 2012
Engadget Sony Google TV update rolling out, if you want to root your time is now
Looking to get some unblocked Hulu or other Flash streaming action on your Sony Google TV hardware? It may be in your best interest to grab the cracked software right away The folks at GTVHacker warn...
02:02 pm EDT - Sat, March 3, 2012
Engadget Authorities decrypt laptop without defendant's help, Fifth Amendment need not apply
Constitutional junkies have had their eyes on Colorado for awhile now, because a federal judge there ordered a woman to decrypt her hard drive in a criminal trial. This, despite her cries that doing ...
11:40 am EDT - Sat, March 3, 2012
Engadget Smartphones spread out: Pew says 46 percent of US adults now own one
Our master plan is slowly working, and soon every man and woman in our great nation will own a smartphone. Pew Research Center reports that just under half of adult Americans, or 46 percent, own smar...
09:07 am EDT - Sat, March 3, 2012
Engadget Virgin Media TiVo rolling out Red Button interactive TV services for Premier League and more
While there's no doubt that Virgin Media customers have taken well to the company's TiVo HD DVR offering, so far switching has meant giving up certain interactive TV services supported elsewhere. the...
06:29 am EDT - Sat, March 3, 2012
Engadget Apple crosses 25 billion App Store downloads, thanks all the little people
If you've ever downloaded an app from iTunes then congratulations, you are a part of history. Just a few minutes ago Apple notched its 25 billionth download, thanking all involved for getting there, ...
04:11 am EDT - Sat, March 3, 2012
Engadget YouTube Android app update brings HD video streaming to 'capable' 2.2+ devices
Honeycomb and Ice Cream Sandwich Android-running hardware has had access to HD resolution YouTube streams since launch (as seen above), but an update to the app that rolled out yesterday finally brin...
02:47 am EDT - Sat, March 3, 2012
Engadget Nintendo says it refuses to 'succumb to patent trolls' as it wins Maryland case
Nintendo issued a fairly terse press release earlier today, announcing that it has prevailed in a US patent lawsuit for the "third consecutive time this year." That particular case concerned Nintend...
01:25 am EDT - Sat, March 3, 2012
Engadget ITC to review its decision on Microsoft, Motorola patent case
Remember back in December when the International Trade Commission ruled on a Microsoft complaint from 2010 that Motorola's Android products infringed on seven of its patents, siding with Microsoft in...
01:02 am EDT - Sat, March 3, 2012
Engadget Nokia keeps it 'amazing everyday' in the US, gives Lumia 710 owners free colorful covers
If you've snagged one of those Mango-packing Lumia 710s but were quietly wishing to add some colorful spice to it, Nokia's got something in the works for you. That's if, you live in the States, and ...
12:08 am EDT - Sat, March 3, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S Advance sets a fire in the FCC
Where you may see GT-I9070P, we see a variant of Samsung's Galaxy S Advance that's been pushed through the FCC's sausage machine and lived to tell the tale. We gave the mid-range handset a thorough ...
11:27 pm EDT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Engadget Apple name-drops Corning as iPhone glass manufacturer, we feign surprise
For a company so focused on secrecy, Apple never really did all that good of a job keeping its connection with Corning under wraps. We've always suspected that the company enlisted the Gorilla Glass ...
10:47 pm EDT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Engadget ASUS Eee PC Flare 1025C netbook up for preorder, ships March 10th for $299
If netbooks are your cup of tea and you've been waiting to get your hands on an ASUS Eee PC Flare 1025C like we did back at CES, you're in luck. Matte Black and White color options are up for preord...
10:09 pm EDT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Engadget WSJ: Target, Walmart, other retailers teaming up to take on Google Wallet
Google's certainly not alone in its vision of a future in which the smartphone makes credit cards go the way of the Palm Pilot. The software giant may have gotten a bit of a head start on some of the...
09:37 pm EDT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Engadget Engadget Podcast 283 - 03.02.2012
Sorry to be forward, but we think we know you pretty well, and it seems like you haven't had enough MWC or Windows 8 or iPad 3 chat in your life, and we just wanted to help, so we did this! Enjoy.Hos...
09:02 pm EDT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Engadget Splashtop THD lands on ICS Tegra 3 tabs, ready to stream full-screen Skyrim
Splashtop is one of the premier remote desktop apps out there and, at CES, we got a pretty sweet demo of it pushing full screen games and HD video from a Windows 7 PC to a Tegra 3 tablet. Now that ve...
08:35 pm EDT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Engadget Ford Focus gets EPA rating: 105 MPGe, 76-mile range
The EPA has finished its usual gauntlet of tests and has found that this year's Ford Focus Electric is the most efficient five-seater in America. The agency certified that it gets 105 miles to the e...
08:04 pm EDT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Engadget Official Roku remote app rolls out for Android
After delivering its official remote app for iOS in December, Roku has quickly followed that up with a version for Android. Claiming compatibility with any Android 2.1+ device, it appears to hav...
07:39 pm EDT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Engadget LG's MWC 2012 booth tour (video)
MWC's over for this year, but while all those HDTVs, tethered phones and Android costumes are lovingly stored for the next big tech event, we reckon you need to feel what the biggest mobile event of ...
07:12 pm EDT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Engadget New Intel Ivy Bridge i5 details leaked in Intel sales book
Word on the street is Ivy Bridge has been delayed, but that doesn't mean you have to wait till June to get the low down on some of the shiny new silicon Intel has in store for you. Chipzilla posted a...
06:44 pm EDT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Engadget HTC unveils new APIs, opens Beats, lockscreen and more to devs
APIs, as essential as they are to our modern computing experience, aren't the sort of thing we usually get too excited about. HTC is walking away from Mobile World Congress having announced four new ...
06:12 pm EDT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Engadget Huawei's LTE mobile WiFi gear coming to Europe and Asia Pacific by July, for all the use it is
Huawei's capping off the good week it had at MWC by announcing that its 4G Wireless Network Card (E3276) and Mobile WiFi (E5776) will arrive in Europe and Asia Pacific by July 2012. Of course, only ...
05:43 pm EDT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Engadget SugarSync for Android updated, adds enhanced sharing and on-the-go file management
Not long after handing its Android application a video-friendly refresh, SugarSync's back with more updated goodies. Now, the sweet Dropbox adversary is stuffing version 3.5.1 with some productivity...
05:12 pm EDT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Interview: RIM VP of Enterprise Alan Panezic at MWC 2012 (video)
This week at Mobile World Congress we had the opportunity to talk with Alan Panezic, VP of Enterprise at RIM about what the company is doing to keep existing business customers (and possibly even lur...
04:47 pm EDT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Engadget Chrysler Uconnect drops Autonet Mobile for Sprint
Chrysler's in-car Uconnect EV-Do system allows you to stay connected over WiFi on the go, with your vehicle acting as a 150-foot wireless hotspot around your whip. It's been announced (in what is qui...
04:47 pm EDT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Engadget Chrysler signs deal with Sprint for Uconnect (updated)
Chrysler's in-car Uconnect EV-Do system allows you to stay connected over WiFi on the go, with your vehicle acting as a 150-foot wireless hotspot around your whip. It's been announced (in what is qui...
04:19 pm EDT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: UNRULY Headcase, wants to make your GoPro less 'so so'
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...
03:47 pm EDT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Engadget Neonode zForce uses infrared LEDs to measure pressure, replace capacitive touch (hands-on)
Smartphone fanatics may recall the Neonode N2 -- a rather unique recall-plagued feature phone that ultimately resulted in the demise of the company's handset arm. Neonode is still a major player in t...
03:12 pm EDT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Engadget KIRF MacBook Air is the prettiest netbook we've seen today
This is the Netbook Navigator NAV13X Windows 7 Ultrabook and if we're honest, we think it's a very attractive looking device. That said, we're not so sure it's going to be on sale for too long, whic...
02:47 pm EDT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Engadget Option announces new 4G chipset compatible with Windows 8
Belgian wireless outfit Option has produced a 4G modem that takes up the same space inside a netbook or tablet as the company's previous 3G-enabled model. The GTM801 is based around Qualcomm's univers...
02:15 pm EDT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Engadget Distro Issue 30 brings you 'The Best of Mobile World Congress 2012'
While a handful of Engadget editors braved the show floor in Barcelona, we here at Distro HQ were busy trying to keep pace with the insane amount of news coming out of Mobile World Congress 2012. Fit...
01:50 pm EDT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Engadget LG confirms Optimus L3 will introduce L-Style to Europe this month
Fresh from its official debut in the warm Catalan sun, LG has confirmed that the Optimus L3 will be hitting European shelves this month, making it the first L-style phone out of the gate. After Europ...
01:21 pm EDT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Engadget Unofficial VLC beta hits Android, no video format is safe
VLC is the Swiss Army knife (nope, not you Perian) of media players and it has never baulked at any of the increasingly weird and wonderful formats we've thrown at it -- which is good because now it'...
12:59 pm EDT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Engadget Look the business with PlanOn's super-slim receipt scanner
Receipts. You request them every time you make a claimable purchase. Then you put them in your pocket, the washing machine, the dryer, an old envelope, until they've been everywhere except where they ...
12:33 pm EDT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Engadget Windows 8 registry shows nine separate flavors to choose from
With each subsequent release of Windows we're left bracing for what will surely be another overwhelming assortment of retail packaging options. With Windows 7 there was a dizzying 6 SKUs to choose fr...
12:29 pm EDT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Engadget BlackBerry phones could get rhythm-to-unlock, like dun-da-da-dun-dun
Who needs face unlock when you could just tap out a private ditty on your smartphone? Maybe you'd risk giving away your credentials to any vaguely rhythmic phone thief within ten feet, but RIM's engi...
11:56 am EDT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Engadget Kodak agrees to sell Gallery online photo service to Shutterfly for $24 million
Remember that Kodak Photo Gallery online picture service that we didn't use? It appears that years of shipping packed-in with the company's cameras have netted it some 75 million users, making it an ...
11:04 am EDT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Engadget Ubuntu's 'Precise Pangolin' emerges into Beta, enjoys the fresh air (video)
So, it looks like Precise Pangolin has just crawled out of its Alpha hiding hole, and into the open plains of Beta testing. The Beta 1 version of Ubuntu 12.04 is available to download today, and Beta...
10:20 am EDT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Engadget German court guns down third Samsung patent lawsuit, plus one from Apple
Mannheim judge Andreas Voss is nothing if not decisive. FOSSPatents reports he's just thrown out a third Samsung v. Apple patent lawsuit relating to use of the 3G/UMTS standard. Not to be one-sided, ...
09:50 am EDT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Engadget PS Vita homebrew loader arrives today, but only if you have this hard-to-get game (video)
...And here's the catch: the game you need is Motorstorm Arctic Edge (or 'Raging Ice' in Japan), and it appears to have already been pulled from the PS Store. Besides, it was never compatible with US...
09:06 am EDT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Engadget Archos unveils 7-inch Child Pad slate: $129, Ice Cream Sandwich on board
We know you've already added the Fisher Price DVR to the list of gadgets that may withstand the physical trauma your kid's about to put it through. But how does an ICS-equipped, 7-inch slate with pa...
07:49 am EDT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Engadget The Gathering 2012 to bring world's fastest internet to Norway, leave Swedish laundry out to dry
Dreamhack's record breaking 120Gbps connection was fast enough to replace a certain household appliance, but next to what's Norway's cooking up it looks almost antiquated. The Gathering, Norway's ann...
06:36 am EDT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Engadget Storage Options intros Scroll Extreme, says it's 'world's most powerful tablet under 200'
Sure, CES and MWC brought along a plethora of Ice Cream Sandwich slates this year. So what sort of harm can adding one more to the pile do -- especially if it claims to be the most powerful sub-&pou...
05:00 am EDT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Engadget Canon announces EOS 5D Mark III: 22.3 MP full-frame sensor, 6 fps, 102,400 max ISO, yours for $3,500 (video)
Suffice it to say, March 2012 is a notable month for Canon. Not only does it mark the 25th anniversary of the first EOS SLR, but it's also ushering in Canon's latest addition to its full-frame DSLR ...
05:00 am EDT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Engadget Canon announces EOS 5D Mark III: 22.3 MP full-frame sensor, 6 fps, 102,400 max ISO, 108030p HD, yours for $3,500 (video)
Suffice it to say, March 2012 is a notable month for Canon. Not only does it mark the 25th anniversary of the first EOS SLR, but it's also ushering in Canon's latest addition to its full-frame DSLR ...
04:23 am EDT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Engadget Netflix Watch Instantly's life after Starz includes Academy Award winners, more captions
In a change of conversation that would make Don Draper proud, Netflix has picked up its blogging pen and accentuated the positive, even as hundreds of titles provided by Starz Play blinked away this ...
03:01 am EDT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Engadget BlackBerry 9320 leaks out, looks like every other Curve
If you thought RIM's decline would inject a need to give its handsets a major makeover, think again. The folks from BGR have smudged their fingertips all over an India-bound BlackBerry device and, w...
02:20 am EDT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Engadget PS Vita Facebook app officially resurfaces, available for download (again)
If you were lucky enough to snag the free Facebook app for the PS Vita last week while it was briefly available, you probably found its performance balky, at best. Shortly thereafter, Sony unsurprisi...
12:50 am EDT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Engadget Sandia Labs develops self monitoring smart outlet, still needs you to plug it in
The folk at Sandia Labs work on all sorts of interesting projects, and the latest thing to fan our utopian dreams is this experimental smart power outlet. Unlike most monitoring set-ups, it can measu...
12:00 am EDT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Engadget Mobile World Congress 2012: smartphone roundup
Mobile World Congress is a dignified affair held yearly in Barcelona that companies take very seriously. For example, unlike CES, there are lots and lots of suits -- after all, this is a congress. He...
11:57 pm EDT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Engadget TV stations predictably sue Aereo over antenna-to-internet streaming plans
We had to wonder if Aereo / fka Bamboom would actually be able to launch its $12 / month antenna-based live TV over the internet service before the networks tried to sue it out of existence and the a...
10:54 pm EDT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Engadget Android and iOS expose your photos to third party apps, promise fixes
2012 is still young, yet it's already shaping up to be a bad year for privacy and security on the mobile front. Apple found itself embroiled in a bit of a brouhaha over the iPhone address book and an...
10:27 pm EDT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Engadget Google Wallet Android app updated, headed to 'at least' ten more Sprint phones this year
Google may have had to deal with some less-than-positive Google Wallet news last month, but it was able to announce some progress of a different sort in the past couple of days. The first is an upda...
09:56 pm EDT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Engadget SpeechJammer gun gives loudmouths a dose of their own medicine to keep 'em quiet
Silence is golden, so there are plenty of times when it'd be awfully convenient to mute those around us, and a couple of Japanese researchers have created a gadget that can do just that. Called the S...
09:30 pm EDT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Podcast, live at 5:00PM ET!
While the rest of the staff toils away in Barcelona for Mobile World Congress, Tim and Brian will be holding things down in the New York City studio. Michael Gorman will be joining us via Skype -- a...
09:13 pm EDT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Engadget This Week in Facebook: Offers, Ads and Timeline for Pages
Facebook's gently unveiled a raft of changes to its policies to boost advertising on the social network. It unveiled Timeline for pages, meaning that companies can now start uploading baby pictures ...
08:54 pm EDT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Engadget NSA builds own model of Android phone, wants you to do the same
The NSA decided it wanted to have its own go at producing a secure Android smartphone that could encrypt communications to levels necessary for national security. Project "Fishbowl" constructed 100 ...
08:32 pm EDT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Engadget Google puts ITA acquisition to use again with new airline reservation system for Cape Air
It may be starting out fairly small, but Google has just made its first push into the airline reservation business. That comes courtesy of its 2010 acquisition of ITA Software, which has already resu...
08:10 pm EDT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Engadget Audi goes hybrid and ultralight with R18 Le Mans racers
Generally, when we talk hybrids, we're talking about a car that either powers itself on batteries at low speeds, only firing up the internal combustion engine when a little extra giddy-up is needed, ...
07:49 pm EDT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Engadget Slide and Photovine to officially bite the dust on March 6th
The final day for you to save all of your precious data from Slide and Photovine is quickly approaching. We knew that Slide and its various properties would eventually be shut down when founder Max L...
07:30 pm EDT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Engadget Windows 8 Consumer Preview hits one million downloads in a day
How pumped are consumers about the release of a Windows 8 preview that they can call their own? Quite, according the million downloads the build has marked in just a day. That number comes from Micro...
07:08 pm EDT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Engadget Onlive Desktop comes to Android tablets, brings Microsoft Office along for the ride
Good news today for Android tablet owners with OnLive Desktop envy: the cloud-based service, which recently hit the iPad, is coming to select tablets running Gingerbread and higher. The app uses the...
06:46 pm EDT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Engadget EU: Google's new privacy policy breaches European law
Remember how proud Google was when it unified all of its services under a single privacy policy? Well, Big G's excitement was tempered when the EU asked it to hold off on the policy's implementation ...
06:23 pm EDT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Engadget Hands-on demo with TI's OMAP5 platform at MWC (video)
It's TI's time to brag. We first met OMAP5 when the company's VP of the OMAP division, Remi El-Ouazzane, unveiled the developer's reference platform on our stage at CES. While there, he boasted OMAP...
06:01 pm EDT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Engadget Listen to the Engadget Mobile Podcast MWC edition, live now!
We're in Barcelona, and we're not ready to stop talking about phones. And hopefully you're ready to start listening, because the Engadget Mobile Podcast is quickly approaching! We're aiming to be bro...
05:45 pm EDT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Engadget AT&T announces throttling changes, now kicks in at 3GB or 5GB for LTE
Anyone hoping for some truly unlimited "unlimited" plans is still out of luck, but AT&T has announced some changes (or a clarification, as it puts it) to its throttling procedures today that will ...
05:21 pm EDT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Engadget Texas Instruments dual WiFi module lets your tablet connect to your TV and the web simultaneously (hands-on)
Texas Instruments is helping to lead the way when it comes to mobile computing -- when we want an early look at what's to come months and even years down the road, TI is always one of our first stops...
04:50 pm EDT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Engadget Always Innovating HDMI Android dongle gets an ICS update, we swing by for a taste (video)
Always Innovating appears to be living up to its name, making significant progress on that clever HDMI Android dongle that we first heard of way back at CES. Now the company's TI OMAP4-based televisi...
04:27 pm EDT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Engadget HTC One X hits the FCC bound for AT&T
What's thin, pale and sexy as hell? If you answered Twiggy you're close, but wrong. The answer we were looking for is the AT&T version of the HTC One X, which appears to have just swung through t...
04:07 pm EDT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Engadget Sprint's Kyocera DuraPlus coming March 11th for $70, hopes you like it tough
Exactly one month after unveiling this Military 810G-approved ruggedized handset, Sprint's stamping an official release date and price on it. Those of you who don't appreciate delicate swiping-and-t...
03:45 pm EDT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Engadget More specs of the Acer CloudMobile revealed, we take a second look (video)
We can't say it was necessarily love at first sight, but a second passover certainly helped our heart grow fonder. In our first hands-on of the Acer CloudMobile, a phone with a product design award u...
03:33 pm EDT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Engadget Apple wins injunction against Motorola in Germany
Today the Munich I Regional Court handed down a decision awarding Apple an injunction against all Motorola products that violate a patent on "portable electronic device[s] for photo management." That...
03:01 pm EDT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Engadget nSquared's seamless computing ties Windows, Surface and iPads (video)
Australian Surface developer nSquared is bringing its seamless computing ambitions to life with its new tool, Presenter 2.0. Using a Samsung SUR 40 as a hub, the software brings Windows, OS X and iO...
02:30 pm EDT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Engadget Roccat unveils Savu hybrid gaming mouse ready for CeBIT
In the increasingly complex world of gaming mice, we'd be happy with one that doesn't scrape the paint from the top of our desk. Still, if your ambitions are a little loftier, Roccat's unveiled the ...
02:11 pm EDT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Engadget ZTE throws weight behind WiGig, because the real fun happens at 60GHz
Venture far out into the wireless spectrum, until the familiar 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands are but flecks on the horizon, and eventually you'll come across a party raging in the middle of nowhere. There ar...
01:50 pm EDT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Engadget Novero's Solana is an $800 netbook running Windows 7 and Android, we go hands-on
The last time we saw the Novero Solana, we were prowling Intel's booth at CES in search of prototypes. Because it was Intel, not Novero, showing the device, the emphasis was on that Cedar Trail proce...
01:42 pm EDT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Engadget Redbox deal with Universal keeps DVDs, Blu-rays on 28-day delay through 2014
So far, Redbox has maintained that it's only willing to delay rentals of new releases a maximum of one month, but while Warner pushes for a longer window the rental kiosk chain has reached an agreeme...
01:28 pm EDT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Engadget Hands-on with wireless, ultrasonic stylus and touchless gestures at MWC (video)
This isn't the first time you've heard of EPOS or XTR, but it's been quite some time since we've checked in with either of the outfits. So, imagine our surprise as we stumbled on new developments fro...
01:14 pm EDT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Engadget Konka Falcon 3G hands-on
It wouldn't be MWC without us spotting a phone manufacturer that's blatantly channeling the design spirit of another. You may remember Konka's appearances at trade shows past, but this year its new (...
12:57 pm EDT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Engadget Polaroid's Pro smartphone series hands-on
It wasn't just Polaroid's tablets getting showing at MWC. The former photographic powerhouse has been readying a selection of Android-powered handsets that it's trying not to get confused with its HD...
12:55 pm EDT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Engadget The Complete Indiana Jones Blu-ray Collection finally brings the entire set home in HD this fall
It's taken forever to come about, but the first three Indiana Jones movies will be released on Blu-ray for the first time later this year. Paramount announced it will deliver The Complete Indiana Jon...
12:51 pm EDT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Engadget Polaroid Spectrum tablet family hands-on
Polaroid hasn't got much more than Lady Gaga going for it at the moment and even that partnership is questionably fruitful at best. So, when we stopped by the company's booth here at MWC to check out...
12:33 pm EDT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Engadget Hands-on with Nokia Asha 202, 203 and 302 at MWC (video)
There's no doubt that the smartphone is a truly empowering device, but for individuals unable to afford such high-end gear, Nokia believes it has the solution with its latest line of Series 40 handse...
11:53 am EDT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Engadget Google Android booth at MWC 2012: smoothies, robots, slides, oh my! (video)
Want a taste of Mobile World Congress whimsy? You've come to the right place. Like every year, Google's Android booth is the closest you'll get to experiencing Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory in rea...
11:32 am EDT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Engadget Currys launches 'Knowhow Movies' VOD service money-pit
Today, DSGI (Currys, PC World) and Rovi launch a UK-based VOD service under the retail giant's Knowhow paid-support brand (think: Geek Squad with more overcharging). You'll be able to buy and downlo...
10:36 am EDT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Engadget AMD absorbs server startup SeaMicro for $330 million, says it's no impulse buy
AMD has faced some tough tactical decisions since it sold its handheld chip division to Qualcomm in 2008 and effectively stepped out of the smartphone business. Whistling that "No Regrets" tune, it h...
09:46 am EDT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Engadget Galaxy S II does work and personal phone duties at once with Telefonica's Dual Persona service
It wasn't so long ago that the corporate world was ruled by RIM, but with the rise of Android and iOS, more folks are wanting to use their personal handsets both for work and play. Enter Telefonica's...
08:48 am EDT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Engadget Foursquare.com checks in with OpenStreetMap, checks out of Google Maps API
Foursquare's been quite the active startup lately, adding NFC support for Android 4.0 and releasing its app for the PlayStation Vita. The company isn't quite done being the mayor of Busyville, though...
06:37 am EDT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Engadget Sprint and Code Factory team up to deliver free Android accessibility app
Sprint, Boost and Virgin customers heading to the Android Market might notice something new called Wireless Accessibility (really just a rebranding of Mobile Accessibility). The app, designed by Code...
04:47 am EDT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Engadget Withings Baby Monitor makes its official, expensive US debut
The Withings Baby Monitor has already been available in the UK for sometime now and recently made a splash over at the FCC. Now the iOS accessory is finally for sale here in the good ol' US-of-A, for...
03:49 am EDT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Engadget Eric Schmidt yaks it up at MWC, talks about the future like it's 1955
If you've been looking for an excuse to start using Chrome, Eric Schmidt is here to remind you, "it's free." Well, free, fast, secure and of course, on Android. After a quick demo of new Android Chr...
03:16 am EDT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Engadget Verizon lets loose its stance on locked bootloaders in letter to the FCC
All sorts of Android manufacturers have had to answer for the locked bootloaders in their devices, and now we've gotten a bit of insight into Verizon's view of the subject. It seems Big Red has respo...
02:30 am EDT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Engadget Wacom announces Intuos5 graphics tablets, we go hands-on! (video)
It's a couple of months since we spotted paperwork for a mysterious "PTK-450" device at the FCC and now Wacom has finally revealed the gadget that goes with the label. The Intuos5 tablet is available...
02:00 am EDT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Engadget Microsoft's Windows 8 Preview event videos now available
Still not satisfied after our minute by minute liveblog of Microsoft's Windows 8 Consumer Preview event this morning from Barcelona and detailed hands-on impressions? Video of the entire presentation...
01:29 am EDT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Engadget Caption Contest: Mario stops by for a surprise visit
What often gets lost amongst all the flying and painting and partying is that Mario, he's just a regular dude. He's a blue red collar plumber just looking to earn an honest days pay, hangout with his...
12:19 am EDT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Engadget iRobot reorganizes, forms new unit focused on Ava and other emerging technologies
iRobot has been branching out from its traditional household and military robots for quite a while, and it looks like it's now officially embracing those activities as a core part of its business. Th...
11:08 pm EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget Lytro pre-orders start shipping, infinite focusing now within reach
Those of you that scurried to get an early spot in the pre-order cue for Lytro's upcoming camera, ought to carefully skim your inboxes for an email confirming shipment of your infinite focusing shoot...
11:01 pm EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget Mini quadrotors play Bond, James Bond (video)
This week's TED2012 conference isn't all talk -- sometimes the videos features speak for themselves. Check out this phenomenal one from the University of Pennsylvania starring a number of nano quadr...
10:25 pm EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget MLB at Bat 2012 app out for iDevices and Android, brings in-app monthly subscriptions to iOS
It's that time of year when the hot stove league gives way to spring training, and people start talking less about things like El Hombre's move to LA and more about batting averages and home runs. Th...
09:43 pm EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget SwiftKey launches SDK, phones and tablets get more predictable
SwiftKey is responsible for as many saved typing hours, as it is crushing affirmations of just how predictable we really are. A fact that can now be drilled home by infinitely more devices, thanks t...
09:16 pm EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget Paint3D app promises to let you sketch and print 3D models straight from Android
3D printing may still have quite a ways to go before it becomes as ubiquitous as traditional printing, but there's plenty of developers out there working to make that happen. One such example comes ...
08:41 pm EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget Lumia 900 gets splayed into itty-bitty Finnish pieces by the FCC
Sure, the FCC didn't get to tear apart the delectable white Lumia 900 we're oh-so-smitten with, but given the cadaver activities undertaken upon a smartphone that hasn't yet gone on sale, beggars can...
08:41 pm EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget Lumia 900 gets splayed into itty-bitty Finnish pieces by the FCC (update: photos)
Sure, the FCC didn't get to tear apart the delectable white Lumia 900 we're oh-so-smitten with, but given the cadaver activities undertaken upon a smartphone that hasn't yet gone on sale, beggars can...
08:14 pm EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget New Android Market stats make it easier to obsess over your app's performance
Hey publishers, need more ways to breathlessly track just how well your app is doing on the Android Market? Fear not, the store is getting a number of new observable metrics. Publishers can now trac...
08:09 pm EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget Sharp AQUOS SH-06D arrives from Japan, we go hands-on (video)
Sharp's AQUOS SH-06D will most probably never leave the Land of The Rising Sun. That doesn't stop us, however, from lusting after its 4.5-inch. This 720p display also manages 3D, spread across a sli...
07:45 pm EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget Voddler's Windows Phone streaming video app is Lumia-exclusive
Scandinavian video streaming site Voddler (think: Spotify for video) has teamed up with Nokia to launch a Lumia-exclusive app the company's current markets. Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and (the ...
07:37 pm EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus hands-on (video)
Really, Samsung? The Ace 2, Mini 2, S Advance and now, the Ace Plus? It's a wonder anyone at the company can still keep track. Unfortunately, this particular Android offshoot is a bit of a stinker, s...
07:28 pm EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S Advance hands-on (video)
It's getting so you need a map to traverse Samsung's mobile Galaxy, but that's not stopping the outfit from cranking out handsets -- no matter how minuscule the tweaks. Announced back in January, the...
07:16 pm EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget Visualized: Huawei crafts smartphone pegasus, makes no mention of quad-core horsepower
Crafted from 1,000 (or 3,000, depending on who you talk to) smartphones, Huawei's symybol for this year's MWC proudly stands in squarely in the middle of the mobile madness. However, the chinese han...
06:50 pm EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget 'Connect Pritect to Protect Kinect:' for all your tinfoil helmet needs
Have you considered that if a secretive governmental cabal seized control of your Kinect, it would be able to spy on you as you lurched awkwardly to Just Dance? Such is the price we pay for abrogati...
06:29 pm EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget Best Buy boosts return window from 14 days to 30
That adage of "less is more" definitely doesn't apply to retailer return policies, so we have no complaints here. Best Buy is reportedly going to offer a more lenient 30-day window for device returns...
06:09 pm EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget Nikon D4 hands-on with sample images, video
Remember when we were in a tizzy about the Nikon D4, way back in January? We got to play with this tank of a DSLR a bit, but sadly weren't permitted to actually publish any of the photos or video th...
06:08 pm EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget Qualcomm, Microsoft giving Snapdragon S4 PCs to Windows-on-ARM developers
Microsoft spent a big chunk of MWC today telling everyone about Windows 8 and if you're the coding type, the news gets even better. If invited, you'll be expecting something nice in the mail to arri...
06:08 pm EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget Qualcomm, Microsoft giving Snapdragon S4 PCs to Windows-on-ARM developers (update: NVIDIA handing out Tegra 3 PCs, too)
Microsoft spent a big chunk of MWC today telling everyone about Windows 8 and if you're the coding type, the news gets even better. If invited, you'll be expecting something nice in the mail to arri...
05:46 pm EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget Navy test-fires weaponized railgun with explosive results (video)
You're about to watch a test firing of BAE's experimental railgun demonstrating why the technology isn't science fiction anymore. Load an aluminum projectile into the 12-meter barrel and one million...
05:23 pm EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget Make Angry Birds awesome again with DIY slingshot controller
Look, we're as tired of Angry Birds as you are -- the phenomena has certainly run its course. But, if we had Simon Ford's home-made slingshot controller, we might still be addicted to hurling the pis...
04:54 pm EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget Microsoft Windows 8 on 82-inch touchscreen hands-on (video)
We don't have 100 fingers -- theoretically the supported limit of Windows 8 on the 82-inch capacitive touchscreen display we just had a chance to go hands-on with at the company's latest OS demo at M...
04:38 pm EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget Hands-on with FXI's Cotton Candy, now available for pre-order (video)
By now, we hope you're mighty familiar with FXI's Cotton Candy -- the much anticipated pocketable computer that just became available for pre-order. We've previously shown photos of the device runnin...
04:19 pm EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget Fox, Warner, SanDisk and Western Digital's Project Phenix: promotes DRM, misspelling
Studios Fox and Warner Bros. have teamed up with SanDisk and Western Digital to create "Project Phenix." Beneath the orthographically offensive name, it's pitched as DRM that'll permit you to organi...
03:57 pm EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget Atari's Pong Indie Developer Challenge is a real coin opportunity
Atari's legendary Pong has captured plenty of hearts and minds over the years. Now, to celebrate its fortieth birthday, the gaming stalwart is offering up $100,000 for you to re-invent it for iOS as ...
03:36 pm EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget Hands-on with the Acer Liquid Glow at MWC 2012 (video)
Given the phone's name, you'd think the Acer Liquid Glow would be best shown off in an infomercial, but in reality it's the next in line for the long-running smartphone series. The Glow hasn't been q...
03:29 pm EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget Option XYFI is 'world's smallest' personal hotspot -- we go hands-on!
Option's XYFI (pronounced ex-WiFi) was announced earlier this week with little fanfare but piqued our interest with its claim to being the world's smallest personal hotspot. We had an opportunity to...
03:18 pm EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget ZTE PF 100 hands-on at Mobile World Congress 2012 (video)
ZTE's been making some slow, but steady progress as it transitions from no name, white label manufacturer to more of a well-known brand. Aiding the company in that exact mission is one of its latest ...
02:45 pm EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview detailed impressions
The early days of Windows were inauspicious ones. Sitting on top of DOS, it was hardly a revolution in personal computing -- instead it felt like a disjointed platform perched uncomfortably atop a co...
02:42 pm EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget Windows 8 Consumer Preview now available for download
Don't say we didn't warn you. As anticipated, Leap Day is all about Microsoft in Barcelona, and Microsoft is all about you, the consumer. Redmond today officially unveiled the Consumer Preview of its...
02:34 pm EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget Toshiba Excite 10 LE gets March 6th launch date, confirmed $530 price, yet another name
First it was the AT200, then the Excite X10, and now it's the Excite 10 LE. But behind the onion-like layering of names sits a singular and rather beautiful slate, with a 10.1-inch LED backlit displa...
02:00 pm EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget Live from Microsoft's Windows 8 press event at Mobile World Congress 2012!
Today's the day! It's been months since we tested the Windows 8 Developer Preview, and now Microsoft is finally ready to let the general PC-using public give it a whirl. While we already have a feel ...
01:59 pm EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget Tianyu K-Touch Treasure V8 hands-on at Mobile World Congress 2012 (video)
Ever heard of Tianyu? You probably haven't, but that's why the Chinese manufacturer left most of the heavy PR lifting for its ICS-equipped, quad-core phone to NVIDIA at this year's Mobile World Congr...
01:45 pm EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget Microsoft Flight reinvents itself as free-to-play simulator (video)
Microsoft's Flight Simulator has long prodded gamers to splash out on hardware upgrades and insane joysticks. Like Madonna, it's reinvented itself for the 21st century as a single-named free-to-play...
01:23 pm EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget Visualized: Nokia's 41-megapixel PureView sensor
If you thought a bigger pixel count just meant bigger file sizes, then take a look above. That big guy at the bottom is the 41-megapixel sensor responsible for those awesome Nokia 808 PureView shots ...
01:23 pm EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget Visualized: Nokia's 41-megapixel PureView sensor (updated with video)
If you thought a bigger pixel count just meant bigger file sizes, then take a look above. That big guy at the bottom is the 41-megapixel sensor responsible for those awesome Nokia 808 PureView shots ...
01:02 pm EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget Doro PhoneEasy 740 smartphone hands-on at MWC 2012
Don't recognize the name? If so, it's probably because Doro is a completely new player in the smartphone industry, as it doesn't necessarily quench the appetite of power users. The vendor primarily f...
12:42 pm EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget Sony's 2012 Xperia series gets together for awkward family portrait
While Sony's newly-christened Xperia phones are a bit difficult to tell apart, there's nothing quite like getting the whole clan together to tell these statement slabs apart. It's largely about the s...
12:39 pm EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget Olympus OM-D E-M5 Micro Four Thirds camera to ship on March 31st?
If a ship date pops up on Amazon for a date in the not-so-distant future, we're typically inclined to listen up -- after all, the world's largest e-tailer probably has a fairly good idea of when its ...
12:39 pm EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget Olympus OM-D E-M5 Micro Four Thirds camera to ship on March 31st? (update: now April)
If a ship date pops up on Amazon for a date in the not-so-distant future, we're typically inclined to listen up -- after all, the world's largest e-tailer probably has a fairly good idea of when its ...
12:06 pm EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget PixelQi has heavy night, wakes up married to French 'PadPro' tablet
What has Mary Lou Jepsen been up to since 3M's cash injection? It's hard to say, but her sunlight-readable PixelQi panels are still popping up on the odd device -- like this Windows 7 slate from litt...
11:31 am EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget Nokia Drive 3 teased at MWC with commute alerts via live tiles (video)
When the folks at Nokia took us aside and asked if we'd like a preview of the latest features slated for Nokia Drive, we knew something good was in store. Our intuition wasn't wrong. The next version...
11:10 am EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) hands-on (video)
It's easy to get confused by the variety of 7-inchers coming out of Samsung's gate; you might even speculate that the category is getting a bit crowded. But with the arrival of the Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0)...
10:58 am EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) hands-on (video)
As far as product launches go, the 10-inch Galaxy Tab 2's debut was relatively discreet. Announced with little fanfare, it's not even on display in Samsung's booth here at Mobile World Congress; you'...
10:57 am EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget Broadcom: 802.11ac chipsets already in preproduction, preparing router invasion in summer
Broadcom might have unveiled a bevy of 802.11ac chipsets back at CES, however when it came to availability the chipmaker played more than coy as to when they'd sashay their way out of developmental l...
09:43 am EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget Google aids accessibility with ChromeVox reader, better YouTube captions and more
Engineers from Google have commandeered a booth at this year's CSUN accessibility conference and they're keen to talk up their latest efforts. For the visually impaired, there's now a beta version of...
08:39 am EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget Whole Foods experimenting with Kinect-powered shopping carts that are smarter than you (video)
Here's a little secret Whole Foods doesn't like to advertise: they want, nay, demand, that a rather large percentage of residents near its highfalutin grocery stores have a college degree. Apparently...
07:24 am EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget Envia's GM-backed battery delivers huge energy density, lower costs, headaches for competitors
If you're one of those worried about the battery on your expensive EV running out, look away now. Envia has unveiled a new cell that boasts a record-breaking energy density of 400Wh/kg (most currentl...
06:00 am EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget Raspberry Pi credit-card sized Linux PCs are on sale now, $25 Model A gets a RAM bump
The good news is that Raspberry Pi's highly anticipated teeny-tiny Linux computers are on sale now, just barely making the promised February launch window (good thing it's a leap year). The better ne...
05:07 am EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget NYC's WPIX resurrects Intellivision gaming segment for Morning News
Those of you out there over the age of about 26 who live in the New York metro area might remember a popular call-in segment on WPIX. During day time children's programming, like the classic Magic Ga...
04:22 am EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 ready for May takeoff, pre-orders start March 1st
It's been a few weeks since we stumbled upon the AR.Drone 2.0's unattended self-promotion back at CES. And, shortly thereafter took it for a spin. Now, Parrot's finally announcing its $299 next-gen ...
03:50 am EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget Motorola asks business users to defect, offers $200 for new Android handset purchase
Motorola Mobility wants business users on Android handsets, and to accomplish this the company has decided to put its money where its mouth is. Starting today, Moto will offer up to $200 to smartphon...
02:46 am EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget Foursquare PS Vita app hits US PlayStation Store, gives you one more reason to opt for 3G
Good news for all you socially connected (and hip) regulars of local retail establishments -- who have PS Vitas, of course. Sony's just announced that the free Foursquare app has officially landed at...
02:46 am EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget Foursquare PS Vita app hits US PlayStation Store, gives you another reason to consider 3G
Good news for all you socially connected (and hip) regulars of local retail establishments -- who have PS Vitas, of course. Sony's just announced that the free Foursquare app has officially landed at...
02:16 am EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget Exent's GameTanium Mobile launches for Android tabs
OnLive users may have been dining at the all-you-can-eat gaming table since December, but now it's time for the GameTanium crew to pull up a chair. Game provider Extent has brought its subscription p...
02:08 am EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 288 - 02.28.2012
Despite the flood of phone and tablet news coming in from Mobile World Congress we have found a few HD related tidbits for this week's podcast. Thanks to Comcast, TiVo and Moxi there's plenty going o...
01:27 am EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget HP cuts 275 webOS jobs in transition to open source
In news that should come as little surprise to anyone who's followed the decline of the ill-fated brand, HP is reportedly laying off 275 webOS employees as it transitions the division from producing ...
12:31 am EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget Sony updates PS Vita sales figures: 'over 1.2 million units worldwide', 2 million in software
As of recently, the PS Vita has become available in the locales of America, Europe and PAL territories, and now Sony's updated sales figures are in. How does "over 1.2 million units worldwide" sound?...
12:27 am EDT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Engadget China Mobile plans widespread rollout of TD-LTE network, 20,000 base stations to be operational this year
China Mobile announced a deal with Clearwire last fall to speed up the rollout of its TD-LTE network, and now China's largest wireless provider has revealed some additional details about when that rol...