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09:30 pm EDT - Sun, April 29, 2012
Engadget Switched On: Big kicks not all for starters
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. The end of last week's Switched On left doubt for the future of dedicated devices that tread on the turf of smartpho...
09:30 pm EDT - Sun, April 29, 2012
Engadget Switched On: Big kicks, not all for starters
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. The end of last week's Switched On left doubt for the future of dedicated devices that tread on the turf of smartpho...
07:41 pm EDT - Sun, April 29, 2012
Engadget Mozilla dispatches Firefox 3.6, fills its chair with version 13 beta
If you've been defiantly clinging onto Firefox 3.6 by your fingertips, bad news. Mozilla is officially putting it to sleep -- whether you like it or not -- by auto-updating users to version 12. You'...
06:44 pm EDT - Sun, April 29, 2012
Engadget Acer releases app to hurry the ICS-ification of Iconia slates (video)
Patience, they say, is a virtue. Try telling that to a tech-savvy tablet owner, whose friend already got an ICS update. Acer started pushing out an Android 4 update to lucky Iconia 500 owners earlie...
04:40 pm EDT - Sun, April 29, 2012
Engadget Maingear reveals more heat-dissipating desktops, keeps those new Ivy Bridge internals cool
Maingear gave us a quick nudge to say something was coming. Now it can reveal that -- alongside Intel's third-generation processors inside all of its desktops and laptops -- it's further updated two...
03:08 pm EDT - Sun, April 29, 2012
Engadget Animated video shows Orion spacecraft in orbit
NASA may have pushed back the Orion spacecraft's test flight to 2014, but you can get an early glimpse of the capsule in orbit thanks to this animated video from Full Werks studio. You'll see the ca...
01:00 pm EDT - Sun, April 29, 2012
Engadget Digital Storm locks and loads Ivy Bridge into its new recruits
Digital Storm has announced that its premium-priced (and not so premium-priced) gaming PCs will soon be touting Ivy Bridge processors. This means, going forward, all machines will come with the Inte...
11:14 am EDT - Sun, April 29, 2012
Engadget MIT develops fog resistant, glare-free glass, it's clearly amazing (video)
It sounds like it's not just us that spend half our sweet time with lint-free cloth in hand. Researchers at MIT have developed a new type of glass that "virtually eliminates" reflections, and is als...
08:46 am EDT - Sun, April 29, 2012
Engadget GameStop to offer Android tablet and smartphone trade-ins, give you another excuse to upgrade
If you've been looking for a reason to replace your aging device with something a tad more contemporary, your local pawnshop GameStop is happy to oblige. According to Gadget Experts, the games retai...
06:02 am EDT - Sun, April 29, 2012
Engadget Rocketfish's Sound Prism is triangu-lovely
Cunning design is a wonderful thing, and this triangular bundle of smarts is almost meta! Rocketfish's Sound Prism is exactly what it says it is, a three-sided speaker bar with a twist (metaphorical...
04:57 am EDT - Sun, April 29, 2012
Engadget NVIDIA unleashes GeForce GTX 690 graphics card, loads it with dual Kepler GPUs, charges $1k
Would you look at that? NVIDIA hinted it would be coming today and it looks like the tease is living up to the hype. The company stormed into the weekend in Shanghai at its Game Festival by unleashin...
04:01 am EDT - Sun, April 29, 2012
Engadget Origin PC joins the 11-inch, rebadged gaming laptop party, outs the EON11-S
Last week may have drawn to a close, but the march of Clevo news continues. On the heels of Maingear announcing an 11-inch gaming notebook, Origin PC is throwing its own ultraportable into the ring:...
04:01 am EDT - Sun, April 29, 2012
Engadget Origin PC joins the 11-inch, rebadged gaming laptop party, outs the EON 11-S
Last week may have drawn to a close, but the march of Clevo news continues. On the heels of Maingear announcing an 11-inch gaming notebook, Origin PC is throwing its own ultraportable into the ring:...
03:30 am EDT - Sun, April 29, 2012
Engadget Ask Engadget: best money no object laptop?
We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is coming to us from Chris, who simply has too muc...
03:30 am EDT - Sun, April 29, 2012
Engadget Ask Engadget: best 'money is no object' laptop?
We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is coming to us from Chris, who simply has too muc...
02:35 am EDT - Sun, April 29, 2012
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of April 23rd, 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 learned that ZTE intends to...
01:46 am EDT - Sun, April 29, 2012
Engadget Is this RIM's BlackBerry 10 development device?
You know the drill -- grab yourself a spoonful of Morton's and get ready for another supposed leak of a gadget. This time around, you're looking at what's said to be one of Research In Motion's Blac...
01:03 am EDT - Sun, April 29, 2012
Engadget Sony's Alpha A37 and NEX-F3 pose for the camera, reveal all angles, more details
Well, well, talk about deja vu! It was just yesterday that a corner of Sony's 16.1 megapixel NEX-F3 leaked onto the interwebs and now more photos have surfaced, along with a previously announced sho...
01:03 am EDT - Sun, April 29, 2012
Engadget Sony's Alpha A37 and NEX-F3 pose for the camera, reveal more angles, details
Well, well, talk about deja vu! It was just yesterday that a corner of Sony's 16.1 megapixel NEX-F3 leaked onto the interwebs and now more photos have surfaced, along with a previously unannounced s...
11:39 pm EDT - Sat, April 28, 2012
Engadget Apple and Samsung set to meet May 21st, hug it out over 48 hours
These two brawlers were given until July to come together and mediate over their numerous globe-spanning patent lawsuits, but it appears neither side needs to wait that long. According to Foss Paten...
09:18 pm EDT - Sat, April 28, 2012
Engadget Google TV YouTube app updated for better recommendations, search and sharing
It only makes sense that the Google TV initiative to increase personalization would extend to videos served up from its YouTube site, and now the official app has been updated to do just that. The n...
07:33 pm EDT - Sat, April 28, 2012
Engadget Justice Department clears Google of WiFi wiretapping violations
Two years ago, Google drove its way into a fair amount of hot water when it accidentally (as was claimed) scooped up private data over WiFi while collecting Street View and location data. Now, the J...
05:48 pm EDT - Sat, April 28, 2012
Engadget Predictably named iPavement puts hotspots into the sidewalk
We know what it's like to be in a foreign country without a mobile internet connection. Although there are domestic options making it easier to connect our devices abroad, Spanish company iPavement ...
04:09 pm EDT - Sat, April 28, 2012
Engadget Woz: Windows Phone is 'beautiful,' Android 'no contest,' still loves iPhone, ask again tomorrow
When Steve Wozniak talks mobile, people love to listen. Last time we checked in, he was lauding some of Android's finer points, and now he's raining praise on Windows Phone. In an interview with A N...
03:42 pm EDT - Sat, April 28, 2012
Engadget Lenovo's Eedoo CT510 motion gaming console to finally hit China, wants your $600
Product delays that push back release dates a full year are never good. What's worse? When that product finally does launch and even someone inside the company votes against it. That's exactly what'...
01:37 pm EDT - Sat, April 28, 2012
Engadget Nokia experiments with location-based white space services in Cambridge, UK (video)
Following news of the first successful white space trials in Cambridge, UK, Nokia is now touting its research in the area with a demonstration of location-based services for the unlicensed spectrum....
12:22 pm EDT - Sat, April 28, 2012
Engadget Micromax's Superfone A50 Ninja enters India with AISHA voice assistant, forgets its shuriken
Hoping to compete with the Siris of the world, Micromax has announced its new Superfone A50 Ninja alongside a novel feature dubbed AISHA -- which is short for Artificial Intelligence Speech Handset ...
11:08 am EDT - Sat, April 28, 2012
Engadget Google Maps 'Cube' game rolls out, back, up, back again
Cast your mind back to January if you will. Head full of steamy CES action? Of course, but you may also remember Google teased us about a new tilt-and-roll Maps game. Well, it looks like the creator...
09:11 am EDT - Sat, April 28, 2012
Engadget Canon reports slightly higher profits in Q1, teases new compact cameras on the way
Canon reported its Q1 2012 earnings this week, and things certainly appear to have gone better than the last time we checked in when it replaced the company president. While revenue declined slightl...
06:35 am EDT - Sat, April 28, 2012
Engadget ShelfX's Vending Fridge nixes the cashier, uses QR codes, RFID to 'know what you took'
QR codes and RFID tags aren't uncommon when it comes to automated payment applications, and now Colorado-based ShelfX has purposed them for its new wireless-equipped Vending Fridges. Eliminating th...
03:56 am EDT - Sat, April 28, 2012
Engadget Space travel coming to an airport near you? Maybe, if Skylon keeps its cool
Want to get from New York to Perth in under 4 hours, or maybe just head to outer space on a lark? Reaction Engines' "Skylon" mach 5 spaceplane might be your chariot -- or not. Its scheme of ingestin...
02:14 am EDT - Sat, April 28, 2012
Engadget Leaked T-Mobile roadmap outlines Ice Cream Sandwich updates, new myTouch devices
Looks like our friends over at TMoNews have unearthed a roadmap with some tasty morsels of info about what's coming down the pipe from T-Mobile USA in the next few months. Of course, none of this is...
12:43 am EDT - Sat, April 28, 2012
Engadget LG gives away 2,000 specially modified phones for the blind
Skipping on the LTE, HD IPS screen or dual-processor is usually not a recipe that will land your phone on the pages of Engadget. But, these LG-LU2700Ss are not just any unspectacular flip phone. The...
11:33 pm EDT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Engadget FAA writing rules for electric aircraft, to allow public to fly them in the next decade
There are those in the general aviation community who think electric planes are the future for private aircraft, but regulatory hurdles are in place preventing them from proliferating in our skies. ...
11:01 pm EDT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Engadget Time Warner Cable is preparing for TWC TV IPTV streaming on Roku boxes
Time Warner Cable's TWC TV streaming TV service has already arrived on iOS and Android 4.0, so what's next? According to information we've received, the next stop should be connected TV platforms, s...
10:26 pm EDT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Engadget Google Drive now offers a bumpy ride for Chrome OS dev-channel users
You knew it was gonna happen, but Google's cloud-based storage service has now been married to its cloud-based operating system, as Chrome OS users who receive updates via the dev-channel may now be...
10:05 pm EDT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Engadget Panasonic details radar-based technology that can detect collisions in low light
Collision detection for cars? Yeah, scientists are on that. But whenever we read about concepts like this, the accompanying literature is often curiously light on details pertaining to real-life dri...
09:33 pm EDT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Engadget Acer Aspire V3 coming to Japan for $1,100 with right processor, wrong ppi
Want a 2.1GHz Ivy Bridge Core i7 in your next media laptop? Mmm, yes please. And a 1080p LED backlit display to devour movies on? Well, of course. Then keep looking, because the Acer Aspire V3 maxes...
08:51 pm EDT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Engadget Reuters: Apple in talks to stream films owned by Epix, no deal expected before September
It's reasonably well known at this point that Apple is looking to line up partnerships for some sort of a streaming video service. We've heard again and again that it's coming, so get ready to hum a...
08:28 pm EDT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Engadget AT&T stockholders vote down net neutrality proposal
AT&T stockholders took to the ballot box today at their annual meeting and voted not only to reelect the entire board of directors, but also on a number of measures concerning how the company sh...
07:51 pm EDT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Engadget Google MapsGL update adds parallax perspective, improves virtual tourism
Google's been spending some quality time with its Maps offering of late. Most recently, it overhauled the 3D buildings and landmarks to make them, well, better. This time, its Maps' juiced up siblin...
07:51 pm EDT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Engadget Google MapsGL updates 3D buildings, improves virtual tourism
Google's been spending some quality time with its Maps offering of late. Most recently, it overhauled the 3D buildings and landmarks to make them, well, better. This time, its Maps' juiced up siblin...
07:29 pm EDT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia ST21i with ICS leaks out, shows off its chunky physique
It may not be as sleek as its S kin, or even as powerful as that mid-level U, but this recently leaked Xperia ST21i might just have enough goodies to lure a handful of you in. According to Techblog,...
07:07 pm EDT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Engadget Engadget Podcast 291 - 04.27.2012
It's the Engadget Podcast, the only podcast in the multiverse that tried to change its name to "My Podcast Beat Up Your NPR's Science Friday." Host: Brian Heater, Dana Wollman, Terrence O'Brien Prod...
06:50 pm EDT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Engadget Patterned by Nature: it's big, blocky and earth-approved (video)
Quick quiz: which consumes more power, an "energy-efficient" 55-inch LED TV, or the 90-foot "Patterned by Nature" video installation at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences? It's actually a...
06:26 pm EDT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Engadget Fanatec's Clubsport pedals V2 bring improved brake and clutch feel to the virtual speedway (video)
Around these parts, we're generally suckers for all things related to racing simulators. As such, we're excited to learn that Fanatec has unveiled its next generation of the Clubsport pedals that we...
06:04 pm EDT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Engadget Tiny N64 controller guaranteed to cause serious crampage
On the list of nerd pastimes, miniaturization ranks pretty high. So, we're not exactly surprised to see a tiny N64 controller, but we're kind of amazed that this rather extreme hack managed to avoid...
05:43 pm EDT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Engadget Leaked Rayman Legends for Wii U trailer showcases NFC feature (video)
If you're counting down the days till the Wii U is released, you might recall that back in January Nintendo chief Satoru Iwata said the console will ship with an NFC chip inside. Well, you can now g...
05:21 pm EDT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Engadget USC develops printable liquid solar cells for flexible, low-cost panels
Solar cells are becoming more viable sources of energy -- and as they become more efficient, they're only getting smaller and cheaper to produce. Liquid nanocrystal cells are traditionally inefficie...
05:10 pm EDT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Engadget IRL: gfxCardStatus, Nyko Charge Base 3 for PS3 and the OG iPad
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. Different ...
04:38 pm EDT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Engadget Business-minded HP 'Slate 8' tablet surfaces in leaked image
This one is still very much unconfirmed, but a "trusted source" recently provided Neowin.net with the image you see above, which purports to be a mockup of a forthcoming business-minded tablet from ...
04:00 pm EDT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Engadget Fujifilm X-Pro1 mirrorless camera review
Fujifilm confirms X-Pro1 at CES Fujifilm X-Pro1 interchangeable lens camera preview Sony Alpha NEX-7 mirrorless camera review Hear any mention of retro-styled cameras with exorbitant price ta...
03:29 pm EDT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Engadget Nintendo aims to flog 18 million 3DS, up to 10.5 million home consoles this fiscal year
All eyes are on Nintendo, now that it has revealed losses of $460 million. Buried in all of the financial paperwork were the revelations that it sells the 3DS at a loss, its plans for digital distri...
02:53 pm EDT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Engadget Nokia 808 Pureview goes up against Nokia N8, should probably pick on someone its own age (video)
Aside from a brief video ad to show off its own motion-capture chops, it's gone a little quiet on Nokia's 808 PureView. The imposing 41-megapixel cameraphone, or phone-camera, is Nokia's latest Symb...
02:13 pm EDT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Engadget Nintendo's gunning for retailers, expanding eShop offerings for Wii U, 3DS
Nintendo is going to sell its 3DS and Wii U games through the eShop as well as on the high street. Concerned about the money wasted in "inventory," the company will let consumers choose where they g...
01:41 pm EDT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Engadget Sony outs new waterproof HDR-GW77V Handycam, available May 25th in Japan
Despite having launched a full battalion of Handycams back at CES, Sony left the adventurous crowd out by not introducing any ruggedized shooters. With that in mind, the Japanese outfit has taken th...
01:15 pm EDT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Engadget Distro Issue 38: a peek at the Navy's Robotics Laboratory and an interview with MSI's Jeans Huang
Ah, yes. The end of the week is upon us. Of course, this means that the latest installment of our tablet publication has arrived. Stepping up to the plate this time around, Brian Heater takes a look...
12:59 pm EDT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Engadget Google Zerg Rush: That was an order, soldier
Zerg Rush is Google's latest easter egg and it's admittedly a little late for the holiday itself. Search for the term (it's a Starcraft 2 thing), and you'll be welcomed by a point-and-shoot mini-gam...
12:43 pm EDT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Engadget PSA: Space Shuttle Enterprise flying over NYC this morning
JFK may be a place that many, many people have gone to before, but it's safe to say that the Space Shuttle Enterprise will be going there boldly. Much like the Space Shuttle Discovery turned heads i...
12:39 pm EDT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Engadget Maingear's Pulse 11-inch gaming laptop has designs on M11x mourners
Gamers who'd been eyeing up an Alienware M11x may have been rightly irked when the 11-inch form factor was yanked off shelves. Fortunately, Maingear is stepping in with a laptop that slots an Ivy Br...
12:11 pm EDT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Engadget Panasonic teams up with NHK on 145-inch 8K Super Hi-Vision plasma TV
We thought the 8K 85-inch Super Hi-Vision LCD we saw during CES was impressive, but Japanese broadcaster NHK is already looking to surpass that by going even bigger. To that end it worked with Panas...
12:11 pm EDT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Engadget Panasonic teams up with NHK on 145-inch 8K Super Hi-Vision plasma TV (Update: video)
We thought the 8K 85-inch Super Hi-Vision LCD we saw during CES was impressive, but Japanese broadcaster NHK is already looking to surpass that by going even bigger. To that end it worked with Panas...
11:41 am EDT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Engadget Verizon ICS update schedule leaks: Rezound, RAZR and Xoom being tested now
While there are already vague Android update plans for Verizon-connected Samsung devices, a leaked screen from somewhere within the Big Red bunker has offered up some more details. It looks like the...
11:12 am EDT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Engadget Wolfram Alpha releases first desktop PC app for Windows 7, makes homework even easier
Have a habit of letting Wolfram Alpha do your math for you? Well, say hello to one more tool in your computational arsenal -- the electronic homework lackey self-described knowledge engine is now av...
10:48 am EDT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Engadget Ikea cardboard digital camera: when Instagram isn't authentic enough
Forget TVs. Want something more whimsical and lo-fi than Instagram? This is a digital camera made of cardboard that Ikea included with its press kit at this year's Milan Design Week. It runs on two ...
10:48 am EDT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Engadget Ikea cardboard digital camera: when Instagram isn't authentic enough (video)
Forget TVs. Want something more whimsical and lo-fi than Instagram? This is a digital camera made of cardboard that Ikea included with its press kit at this year's Milan Design Week. It runs on two ...
10:32 am EDT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Engadget Fujitsu Laboratories wants to take your mobile's 2D videos to another dimension
Fujitsu Laboratories has developed technology that will let any phone grab pictures and video with some of that third-dimension spice. Using a small attachment with cleverly positioned mirrors, the ...
09:50 am EDT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Engadget Sun stops shining on E Ink Holdings: company reports first loss in two years
E Ink Holdings made a loss of over $25 million last quarter, despite supplying its backlight-free panels to popular e-readers like the Kindle and the Nook. Why the poor showing after ten quarters of...
09:42 am EDT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Engadget Dropbox adds automatic photo uploads for Windows and Mac, up to 3GB just for using it
Dropbox isn't short of aficionados, but it's undoubtedly lost some of its gleam since Google drove the cloud war into a frenzy. In response, Dropbox's devs have been at the squat rack pumping up the...
09:02 am EDT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Engadget Sony patent suggests Xperia Play with dual keyboards, it's slidingly slidable
Okay, so maybe physical keyboards were a bigger deal back in 2010 when this thing was filed, or maybe -- just maybe -- we'll one day see an Xperia Play smartphone with both a gamepad and a full QWER...
08:20 am EDT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Engadget Sharp posts $1.4 billion extraordinary loss, refocuses on mobile displays
Sharp has reported an extraordinary loss of 117.1 billion yen ($1.4 billion) for the financial year ending March 2012. The company has cited restructuring costs and inventory losses as the causes for...
08:02 am EDT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Engadget Project Glass makes a TV appearance on Charlie Rose, flashes its rear for the cameras
Google fellow, founder of Project X and self-driving car pioneer Sebastian Thrun became the latest to publicly rock a Project Glass prototype (after company co-founder Sergey Brin) on a recent episo...
07:27 am EDT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Engadget Star Castle finally finds a home on the Atari 2600, gets a redesigned cartridge
Halo may have made its way to the Atari 2600, but wouldn't porting a retro game to this '70s-era console be more appropriate? MAKE Magazine has the skinny on former Atari dev Scott Williamson's port...
06:46 am EDT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Engadget TomTom's new sat nav: perfect for your van down by the river
If you're prone to hitting the road in a trailer or camper, you probably know that the road isn't exactly made to accommodate to your less-than-dainty vehicle. In a bid to express its deepest sympat...
05:46 am EDT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Engadget LG's IPS monitors head downmarket with 2D-only IPS4 series launching soon
While LCD monitors with in-plane switching technology were once decidedly settled at the high end, LG apparently thinks its time for everyone to have one and is launching its mainstream IPS4 line. E...
05:11 am EDT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Engadget First image of Sony NEX-F3 leaked, outs 16.1 MP sensor
Leave it photography buffs to leak product shots that are decidedly unblurry, if poorly framed. Dpreview forum goer Bibogue outed a sneak peek at the Sony NEX-F3, a mirrorless shooter that seems to ...
04:31 am EDT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus True HD LTE's European assault begins in Portugal, Germany and Sweden
While the latest LTE and HD equipped addition to LG's Optimus line has already landed across Asia (Korea, Japan) and North America (US - AT&T, US - Verizon, Canada) under a few different names, ...
03:40 am EDT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Engadget Samsung patent application explores the possibility of phasing out human crossing guards
We have definitely seen our share of robots and crossing guards, but we almost never really see a combination of the two. An application filed by Samsung today at the US Patent & Trademark offic...
01:42 am EDT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Engadget Steam for Linux captured on video, one step closer to reality
Yesterday, Phoronix had encouraging news about the prospect of Steam for Linux: photo evidence of Left 4 Dead running on Ubuntu 11.10 with AMD Catalysts drivers. Today, the site followed up with vid...
12:55 am EDT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 135 - 04.26.2012
We live in exciting mobile times, and it's up to you, the enthusiastic consumer of phones, voice and data, to make sure you're getting the most for your time and cash. It's up to us, the Engadget Mo...
12:20 am EDT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Engadget Samsung's Q1 2012 profits nearly double year-over-year on higher margins for TVs and phones
The numbers for Samsung's first quarter of 2012 are in and as it expected they are up sharply over the same period from 2011. After predicting profits of 5.8 trillion won it managed to top that, not...
12:10 am EDT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Engadget Clearwire's TDD-LTE rolling out in 'early 2013,' coming to NYC, SF, LA, Chicago, Seattle and more
Clearwire's hardly throwing in the towel after that whole "WiMAX" thing; instead, the outfit has its sights firmly set on bringing TDD-LTE to the masses here in America, starting with an initial rol...
11:47 pm EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget Hot shoe adapter for Sony NEX-5 and NEX-5N gets the hands-on treatment
The Sony NEX-7 we reviewed last month is the only cam from the NEX line to include a hot shoe for attaching an external flash, but Sony just introduced a workaround for the NEX-5N and NEX-5, a hot s...
11:23 pm EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget Sprint Direct Connect brandishes passport, brings push-to-talk to distant shores
Although Sprint is winding down iDEN services here in the US, it hasn't turned its back on the technology completely. The nation's third largest wireless carrier has announced a new push-to-talk ser...
11:22 pm EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget MakerBot printing out Robot Petting Zoo for Maker Faire
Sure, it's no $500 3D printer, but the folks at MakerBot always have plenty of fun stuff floating around their Brooklyn headquarters. Stuff like, you know, a Robot Petting Zoo. The company's preppin...
10:52 pm EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget Some Iconia Tab A500s getting Ice Cream Sandwich early, Acer Ring is MIA
Last week, Acer announced that Ice Cream Sandwich would make its way to Iconia Tabs A100 and A500 in Canada and the US starting April 27th, but Phone Arena reports that some owners of the 10.1-inch ...
10:26 pm EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget Logitech president celebrates end-of-year earnings with management cull
Logitech's Q4 and full-year report makes for uncomfortable reading. Despite profits increasing by a factor of nine in the last quarter of the year, overall annual profit fell 44 percent from $143 mi...
10:05 pm EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget iFixit tears open an HP Z1, finds it impossibly easy to repair
Those guys and gals at iFixit love nothing more than destroying something beautiful and, in the process, finding out exactly what makes it tick. The latest victim of their reckless deconstructive te...
09:43 pm EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget Walmart's website lets you Pay With Cash, strips away the 'convenience' of shopping online
Here's an idea: order products online, and then pay using regular 'ol dollar bills. Intrigued? That's exactly what Walmart has begun offering on its website today with its new Pay With Cash service....
09:21 pm EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget Twitter app update brings improved discover, search and notifications to iOS and Android
It's not like there's any shortage of alternatives, but those sticking with the ooh-ficial Twitter app on iOS and Android woke up to a rather pleasant update today. Briefly, the company's promising ...
08:59 pm EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget Opera 12 opens its beta doors: improves performance and stability, adds new themes
Similar to that other, foxy browser, Opera reached numerical version 12 (although in beta form), promising to be as fast and smooth as it's ever been. Included in the new revision are a slew of unde...
08:36 pm EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget Amazon's Q1 2012 earnings: net income down 35 percent to $130 million, net sales at $13.18 billion
It's no Apple-sized quarter, but you'd need to be on HGTV's Million Dollar Rooms a handful of times over to scoff at Amazon's Q1 2012 earnings. After reporting $177 million in net earnings last quar...
08:12 pm EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget ComScore pegs Kindle Fire at more than 50 percent of the US Android tablet market
We've seen some pretty clear indications that the Kindle Fire was rapidly gaining market share among Android tablets, and ComScore is now out with a new report that indicates it recently crossed a b...
08:00 pm EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Podcast, live at 5:00PM ET!
We've got Brian and Terrence in the studio today, and we'll be beaming Tim in through the magic of Skype -- assuming, of course, that he hasn't been carried away by some Albany-based beehive. You ca...
07:39 pm EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget Apple working on 21,468 square-foot cafeteria in Cupertino, wants employees' chatter to be safe
How do you keep your employees chit chat from spilling the beans on your next one more thing? You force the beans to be served in an employee-only 21,468 square-foot cafeteria -- that's how. Accordi...
07:17 pm EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget Republic Wireless now issuing invites for summer beta program: is your name on the list?
Republic Wireless is now issuing the cellphone equivalent of Willy Wonka's golden tickets: an invite to its forthcoming beta. When you've been assigned a wave, you'll then be placed on a wait list, ...
06:55 pm EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget Adafruit wants to help you hack your Raspberry Pi
So you shelled out a cool $25 to get your hands on the Raspberry Pi -- and, after some hiccups, the thing actually shipped. Now what? Adafruit's got your back. The DIY-friendly company announced tha...
06:35 pm EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget Samsung applies for patent on emotional recognition, wants to feel out how you're feeling
Samsung might not give off the immediate impression of a warm, fuzzy company, as it really comes off more like a faceless device-manufacturing juggernaut, but that doesn't stop it trying to get a ha...
06:11 pm EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget Best Buy Connect no longer accepting new activations, service to end June 1st
Remember Best Buy Connect? If so, you'll soon have a few more megabytes of humanized DDR3 freed up, as it appears that the retail giant is ready to put the kibosh on its own branded mobile broadband...
06:11 pm EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget Best Buy Connect no longer accepting new activations, service to end June 1st (update: confirmed)
Remember Best Buy Connect? If so, you'll soon have a few more megabytes of humanized DDR3 freed up, as it appears that the retail giant is ready to put the kibosh on its own branded mobile broadband...
06:00 pm EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget Google Translate now serving over 200 million people per month
This may surprise you, but as Google keeps adding languages to its translation service's repertoire, the number of folks using it continues to increase accordingly. Google Translate's about to celeb...
05:39 pm EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget DirecTV Everywhere brings streaming movies, TV shows to Android right now, iPhone keeps waiting
DirecTV's still-in-beta "Everywhere" streaming package only arrived on the iPad a month ago, and now the company has updated its app for Android phones with access to the same set of video-on-demand...
05:26 pm EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget Former Nokia Exec: Elop is struggling, shouldn't focus so heavily on Windows Phone
Former Nokia executive Lee Williams admits that he's a bit of an "arm chair quarterback," but won't let such labels stop him from offering up some seriously pointed criticism of Stephen Elop, tellin...
05:16 pm EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget Acer's Q1 2012: World's fourth biggest PC maker made just $11.2 million in profit
Acer's Q1 financial report reveals that the fourth biggest PC maker in the world is feeling weak after posting a very modest profit -- three months after it declared a $212 million loss for 2011. Tu...
05:05 pm EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget Sony Tablet S gets a wedge of Ice Cream Sandwich
We're not gonna act all surprised, or anything -- Sony's been talking up Android 4.0's arrival on its Tablet S for some time now. For those who have been waiting with bated breath for the Ice Cream ...
04:48 pm EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget Google sells SketchUp to Trimble Navigation for undisclosed sum
While we're probably more accustomed to Google buying assets than selling them 'round here, every now and again the search giant does shed some skin. El Goog's 3D modeling platform, SketchUp, is to ...
04:39 pm EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S Advance gets April 30th release date in UK, needs more suffixes
Pitched spec-wise somewhere between Samsung's first Galaxy S and its very popular sequel, think of the Galaxy S Advance as the original, reimagined for a new generation -- a generation that remember...
04:30 pm EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget Griffin outs SmartTalk Solar helps you drive off that moon tan
Griffin is launching the SmartTalk Solar, a hands-free speakerphone for the car that draws its energy from that orange glowing thing in the sky. A transparent sled with suction cups sticks it to you...
04:21 pm EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget Spinach-based solar cells get $90,000 development funds from EPA, Popeye delighted
A biohybrid solar panel that substitutes expensive silicon components for a spinach protein has been granted some substantial Phase II funding from the EPA. Students from the Vanderbilt School of Eng...
04:02 pm EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget ... It's... ... ... ... Python Bytes (video)
When not wearing women's clothing and hanging around in bars, the crew at Engadget towers enjoys nothing better than chomping down on an albatross while watching Monty Python. Heuristic Media has re...
03:44 pm EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx hitting the UK in mid-May, available for pre-order now
We were aware of Motorola's plan to send the husky member of the Droid RAZR lineup on an overseas quest next month, but aside from telling us it was heading to Europe, we hadn't heard any specifics ...
03:29 pm EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget Congress to examine government's dominance in wireless spectrum
The US federal government is, by far and away, the largest user of wireless spectrum in the States -- much of which is spoken for by the Department of Defense. A new Congressional committee will, ho...
03:10 pm EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget Chrome OS and Google Drive to get intimate in version 20
When Google finally announced its shiny new cloud-based Drive service, many people will have been glad to see an extra bit of storage tacked onto their daily gadget lives. Some, however, spin out a ...
02:52 pm EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia U gets torn to pieces, FCC destroys something beautiful
There's not much we don't already know about Sony's Xperia U (formerly the Kumquat), the entry-level Gingerbread handset for the company's revamped mobile offerings. Fortunately, those brave boys do...
02:34 pm EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget House passes bill that would call for a single website tracking federal spending
The last time a proposed law captured our attention it was so widely loathed it was never even put to a vote, but today we bring you the kind of no-brainer legislation that seems to have strong suppo...
02:13 pm EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget O2 UK launches new wallet service, helps you empty yours (video)
This may not be the UK operators first attempt at dipping its fingers logo into your pockets, but O2's new mobile wallet does bring with it some de rigeur functionality. Taking a leaf out of Barclay...
01:54 pm EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget Nintendo confirms that it's selling 3DS at a loss, expects that to change
Ever since Nintendo slashed the price of the 3DS, there's been plenty of speculation that the gaming giant has been selling the portable console at a loss. The company acknowledged that fact during ...
01:29 pm EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget Netgear's R6300 router is first to use Broadcom 802.11ac chipset, will ship next month for $200
That 802.11n router not keeping up with the gigabit pipe to your homestead? Netgear's latest may just give you a much-anticipated boost. The R6300 Dual-Band Gigabit WiFi Router is the first to utiliz...
01:02 pm EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget Google bringing extra bytes to Buckeye State with $300 million data center
You're a multinational search company that has just rolled out a new cloud storage offering. You've also just given your 350 email users and extra 2.5GB of storage, free of charge. What do you do ne...
01:02 pm EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget Google bringing extra bytes to Hawkeye State with $300 million data center
You're a multinational search company that has just rolled out a new cloud storage offering. You've also just given your millions and millions of email users an extra 2.5GB of storage, free of charg...
12:40 pm EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin hits the web, with HUD in tow
It's here! Precise Pangolin or, as it's officially known, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Canonical's latest is now available in its final(ish) form and ready for you to download, burn and install. While LTS (Lon...
12:22 pm EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget DIY hack uses Google Calendar to automate home heating system (video)
Sure, Google Calendar is helpful, but ultimately it's on you to get yourself to that meeting. Wouldn't it be nice if the utility could handle some of the to-do list itself? Hack A Day scoped out an ...
11:53 am EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget In Ticketing increases options for venues and promoters, as long as they're using iOS
Converting a cellphone into a credit card reader is nothing new, but transforming one into a box office for live events could shake things up a bit -- or, at least provide a bit of friendly competit...
11:34 am EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget MetroPCS announces Q1 2012 results: total revenues up, new subscriber growth shrinks
Regional network MetroPCS has announced total revenues of approximately $1.3 billion for Q1 2012, up from $1.2 bilion in the last quarter and up seven percent from the same period in 2011. Users on ...
11:20 am EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget Star Wars Arcade gets fan made mini-me, weeps tears of joy (video)
Arcade fan (and genius) Le Chuck got up one morning and thought "Why not build a perfect replica of Atari's Star Wars Arcade, at 1:6 scale?" The result is this amazing 12-inch cabinet with a fully w...
11:20 am EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget Star Wars Arcade gets fan-made mini-me, weeps tears of joy (video)
Arcade fan (and genius) Le Chuck got up one morning and thought "Why not build a perfect replica of Atari's Star Wars Arcade, at 1:6 scale?" The result is this amazing 12-inch cabinet with a fully w...
10:58 am EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget NZXT's Cryo E40 laptop cooler sends a pleasant breeze wherever you like
NZXT is pretty good when it comes to avoiding unnecessary flourishes and providing straight-up PC hardware. Its Cryo E40 laptop cooler is no different, forgoing HDD slots and magic elixirs in favor ...
10:29 am EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget Google asks car makers "Ullo John, wanna self-driving motor?"
Larry Page's tenure as Googler-in-chief has heralded the death of many ambitious experiments, but even he refuses to kill the self-driving car. His project head, Anthony Levandowski, has now asked t...
10:29 am EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget Google asks car makers 'Ullo John, wanna self-driving motor?'
Larry Page's tenure as Googler-in-chief has heralded the death of many ambitious experiments, but even he refuses to kill the self-driving car. His project head, Anthony Levandowski, has now asked t...
10:08 am EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget Samsung intros 'world's thinnest' external DVD writer, tries to convince you to pack it with your tablet
Generally, a new optical disk drive is nothing to write home about, but how about one that's specifically purposed for tablets and Ultrabooks? That's the pitch Samsung is selling for its SE-218BB DV...
09:50 am EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget EnStream to bring mobile wallet to Canadians, make loonies obsolete (video)
A joint venture of Canadian carriers Rogers, Bell and Telus called EnStream is in final talks with the country's leading banks (likely CIBC, TD, RBC, Scotiabank and BMO) to bring a mobile wallet sol...
09:27 am EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget Box releases new API for developers, announces 15 more OneCloud apps
It's been quite a week for cloud storage, with Dropbox rolling out a significant new update, Microsoft's SkyDrive getting a new Windows Phone app, and Google Drive making its long-awaited debut. Now...
09:15 am EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget TSMC 2012 Q1 results: profits down again as 20-nanometer process proves expensive
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. has offered up its first quarter results for the year, revealing yet another middling quarter. While turnover was NT$105.51 billion ($3.6 billion) and net prof...
08:58 am EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget Google's gunning for web spammers, bans us from mentioning Bieber
Google's changing its search algorithm to punish sites that emphasize search-engine optimization over quality. Mountain View's data centers will exclude sites that offer no useful content, have arti...
08:27 am EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget Panasonic Eluga now available unlocked in Europe, yours for 369 or 460
Wouldn't ya know it, but Panasonic was spot on with its announcement of the Eluga smartphone's European arrival this month. The elegant, waterproof handset is now available unlocked from Expansys, w...
07:57 am EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget HP's On-Screen Display Utility released, aims to alleviate Envy 15 screen color complaints
Back when we reviewed HP's latest Envy 15, we found a glaring issue with its otherwise spectacular 1080p IPS display -- namely, its less-than-pleasing color reproduction. Making good on a promise it...
07:37 am EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget Nintendo posts first annual loss of $460 million
Nintendo has announced its first annual operating loss following a lukewarm response to its new 3DS handheld and an aging Wii console -- set to be replaced later this year. Nintendo made an operatin...
07:37 am EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget Nintendo posts first annual loss of $460 million, predicts turnaround next year
Nintendo has announced its first annual operating loss following an initially lukewarm response to its new 3DS handheld and an aging Wii console -- set to be replaced later this year. Nintendo made ...
07:34 am EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget Square's feeling good, on pace to take $5 billion in payments per year
Despite growing competition from PayPal, Intuit and Verifone, it appears that Square's business is still going gangbusters. The grandaddy of all smartphone payment systems is set to take $5 billion i...
07:02 am EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget Sky considering launching Sky Sports 3D, one channel too small for three dimensions
Sky is reportedly considering splitting its stereoscopic programming into separate Sports and Entertainment channels as its content stable swells. Speaking to Pocket-lint, movie bosses Simon Rexwort...
06:39 am EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget Friendster reborn as a gaming site, wishes Facebook cared
Friendster's as good as dead to the western world (it hasn't really crossed our radar since 2005), but Forbes reports that the site is still huge in Southeast Asia -- though not for the reasons you ...
06:13 am EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget Columbia's GPS Pal app for Android and iOS logs your hikes, geotags memories (video)
Move over, My Tracks -- you've got serious company. Google's own adventure tracking app just got majorly one-upped by a company that also happens to make heated jackets. Columbia's just-launched GPS...
05:42 am EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget NBA Baller Beats for Xbox 360 encourages you to play ball in the house
Forget everything your mother told you about playing ball in the house, Majesco thinks it's a terrific idea. NBA Baller Beats takes a rhythmic music game-like approach to the game of roundball, inco...
05:17 am EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget Dolby's Atmos technology gives new meaning to surround sound, death from above
Psst, did you hear that? Apparently, the folks at Dolby Laboratories are no longer content with scaring the bejesus out of moviegoers by simply funneling those horrific audio cues from today's stand...
04:50 am EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget TED-Ed website launches in beta, lets teachers customize video lessons
Last month, TED announced its new education initiative -- fittingly named TED-Ed -- with a YouTube channel showcasing teachers' lessons presented as animated videos. Today, the program moved forward...
04:24 am EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget Two-thirds of Americans unwilling to spend over $50 a month on mobile data, says Parks Associates
In a recent report titled Mobile Data and Applications, research outfit Parks Associates found that a large chunk of Stateside consumers aren't willing to pay more than $50 per month for a mobile da...
03:52 am EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget Google Maps offers photo tours of popular destinations, won't make you leave the couch (video)
Looking to get a better feel for that Yosemite National Park expedition this summer? Google Maps is looking to go beyond the regular ol' snapshot and offer an experience that feels more like an actu...
03:14 am EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget European Patent Office invalidates IPCom 3G patent, gives good news to Nokia and HTC
IPCom's had its way with many mobile manufacturers, including Nokia and HTC, by suing them for patent infringement in German courts. However, the Finnish and Taiwanese firms got good news today when ...
02:22 am EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget Samsung announces 1.4GHz Exynos 4 Quad as basis for Galaxy S3
Looking for something a bit more solid than a third-party benchmark? We can do that. "Already in production the Exynos 4 Quad is scheduled to be adopted first into Samsung's next Galaxy smartphone t...
01:51 am EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget Frame rate debate rages on with 48 fps projection of 3D Hobbit footage
With his use of Red cameras, 3ality rigs, and high frame rate 3D technology, no one can accuse Peter Jackson of being stuck in the past. Need more evidence of his anti-luddism? He just gave the firs...
01:14 am EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget RIM's first BlackBerry 10 device may come as early as October
It's no secret that there's currently a sense of urgency in Waterloo, but if a recent report from N4BB is accurate, it seems that both consumers and enterprise are bound to benefit. According to the...
12:32 am EDT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Engadget Flickr outs new Uploadr feature for image uploads: HTML5-based, drag-and-drop UI
If you'll recall, it was only a few weeks ago when Flickr announced Aviary was replacing the vanished Picnik as the main photo-editing tool on the site. Now, continuing its ongoing makeover, the Yah...
11:47 pm EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget 3M launches its Cloud Library e-book lending service, hardware and apps in tow
Almost a year after it was first announced 3M's Cloud Library e-book lending service is getting a proper rollout. Introduced today at a beta site in St. Paul, the system is now ready for its kiosks,...
11:22 pm EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 296 - 04.25.2012
It took an extra day, but we've got new Engadget HD podcast for you covering DVR news from such luminaries as whiteman Technologies, Dish Network and TiVo. Of course, they're not the only ones busy o...
11:21 pm EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget BlackBerry Curve 9320 spotted in Vietnam, leaves nothing to the imagination
Indeed, the Curve 9320's been anything but shy in these past couple of months. First, it was spotted while on a purported trip to India and shortly after that posing for T-Mobile's UK site. Now, the...
10:57 pm EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget AnTuTu pegs Galaxy S III as most powerful Android device, potentially reveals its specs
Ah, the Galaxy S III. We always knew it'd be a keystone among Android smartphones, but according to the AnTuTu benchmark suite, it'll be the one device to rule them all. While there's no way to veri...
10:24 pm EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget Motorola Solutions reports Q1 2012 sales of $2 billion, expects jump in Q2
Motorola Solutions (MSI) -- the less familiar Motorola that makes radios, barcode scanners and such for government and enterprise sectors -- just posted sales of $2 billion for the first quarter of ...
09:59 pm EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget PSA: Sprint's LTE-infused Galaxy Nexus now available online and in stores
Google itself may have thrown the pricing situation out of whack by offering up a contract-free GSM version of Samsung's Galaxy Nexus for just $399, but those adhering to Sprint's plans can't make u...
09:42 pm EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget 15-inch Series 7 Chronos with Ivy Bridge surfaces on Samsung's Canadian site
When it rains it pours. Hot on the heels of announcing that 17-inch Series 7 Chronos laptop it teased back at CES, Samsung is doing the predictable sensible thing and refreshing the 15-inch version ...
09:03 pm EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget DIY 'Descriptive Camera' captures images, prints out prose
Have you ever wished that cameras could capture not only an image of the scene in front of them, but also describe it to you in plain English? Ok, what if it bypassed the whole "photo" thing and jus...
08:36 pm EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget Former MakerBot exec launches Solidoodle sub-$500 3D printer
Let's be honest -- we all want a a 3D printer to call our own, right? Price has always been a significant barrier to the dream of printing pretty much everything your imagination can conjure (barrin...
08:21 pm EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget Google+ Share button gives you another option aside from plain 'ol +1s
Although Google's had its +1 button all over the web for some time now, helping folks show their allegiance to things they like, it's lacked a dedicated button just for sharing content. That's ...
08:10 pm EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget Listen to the Engadget Mobile Podcast with special guest Chris Davies, live at 5PM ET!
After a weeklong hiatus, we've been aching to get back on the mics and speak our minds about all the crazy stuff going on in the world of mobile. And Myriam and Brad aren't going it alone: they're b...
07:40 pm EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget Growing Up Geek: Sarah Silbert
Welcome to Growing Up Geek, an ongoing feature where we take a look back at our youth and tell stories of growing up to be the nerds that we are. Today, we have our new reviews editor, Sarah Silbert....
07:27 pm EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget Google Drive is coming to Linux, tells users to 'hang tight'
As you may know, there is at least one out and proud Ubuntu devotee on staff. So, when Google Drive was announced, there were a few grumbles from those who noticed Linux was absent from the list of ...
07:05 pm EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget Oracle v. Google trial reveals renders of original Google phone design
Not all the news coming out of Judge Alsup's courtroom concerns IP infringement and dollar signs, as some renders of a never-before-seen Google phone have made their way out of the courtroom and ont...
06:50 pm EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget Lava's Medfield-based Xolo X900 smartphone gets reviewed by AnandTech
We briefly got our hands on the Medfield-based Xolo X900 back in February, and seen some benchmarks from Lenovo's K800 (based on the same reference design), but AnandTech has now provided a typicall...
06:15 pm EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget Reminder: Webby Award voting ends tomorrow, give the Engadget Show some love
Do you really want to hurt us? Do you really want to make us cry? If not, you should head on over to the Webby Awards site and vote for the Engadget Show. Seriously, though, it's an honor just to ha...
05:53 pm EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget EyeRing finger-mounted connected cam captures signs and dollar bills, identifies them with OCR (hands-on)
Ready to swap that diamond for a finger-mounted camera with a built-in trigger and Bluetooth connectivity? If it could help identify otherwise indistinguishable objects, you might just consider it. ...
05:28 pm EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget Perifoveal Display tracks head positioning, highlights changing data on secondary LCDs (hands-on)
If there's a large display as part of your workstation, you know how difficult it can be to keep track of all of your windows simultaneously, without missing a single update. Now imagine surrounding...
05:07 pm EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget Pegatron licenses Microsoft's patent portfolio for Android and Chrome devices
Microsoft may make a ton of money by selling Xboxes, operating systems, and other software to consumers , but it also pads its bottom line by monetizing its IP. Its newest patent profits will be com...
04:53 pm EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget Harvard tired of overpaying for research, tells faculty to open up
The grand dame of Ivy League schools is taking action against one of higher learning's pet peeves: the exorbitant price of research journals. Even though the e-reader revolution may have already tou...
04:30 pm EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget FCC approves transfer of AWS spectrum from AT&T to T-Mobile
AT&T may have been hoping for the FCC to put the rejection stamp on its proposed transfer of key AWS spectrum to T-Mobile, but no such luck for the GSM giant this time. The fourth-largest carrie...
04:22 pm EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget DIY Cellphone has the footprint of an ice cream sandwich, definitely doesn't run ICS (hands-on)
Building your own wireless communications device isn't for the faint of heart, or the law-abiding -- the FCC tends to prefer placing its own stamp of approval on devices that utilize US airwaves, ma...
04:00 pm EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Show 32: ASUS, Huawei and a trip to Asia's gadget markets
Yep, we went way out for April's Engadget Show, taking our film crew to Asia this time out, to check out the markets of Taipei, Hong Kong and Shenzhen with our very own Richard Lai. We also scored i...
03:39 pm EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget HP Envy 4 shows up for pre-order on HP's China site, priced as low as 5,499 yuan
A few days ago, HP accidentally listed the unannounced Envy 4 and 6 on a support page within its American website. Fast forward to today, and the company's Chinese site is following in similar foots...
03:19 pm EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget Cambridge becomes UK's first White Space city as trials declared a success
The UK White Space consortium has declared its technology trials a success in Cambridge today. Some of tech's biggest names teamed up to equip Silicon Fen with Neul's "Weightless" broadband gear -- ...
03:02 pm EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget Samsung's 17-inch Series 7 Chronos dances over the Ivy Bridge
Since Ivy Bridge finally trotted down the yellow brick road, there's been a growing number of tin-men waiting for their hearts. Samsung's 17-inch Series 7 Chronos, it seems, was also a member of tha...
02:41 pm EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget Koss intros Striva headphone systems, lets you stream music over WiFi straight to your ears
Koss may be known for its budget-minded offerings in the headphone space, but today it's announced something to shake things up a bit. Falling under the Striva moniker, Koss has created what it clai...
02:22 pm EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget Report: Microsoft revealing Xbox 'Woodstock' music service at E3
We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the Xbox. According to some anonymous-type sources over at The Verge, Microsoft is set to continue its shift away from Zuneland...
02:03 pm EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget President Obama test drives a Sphero on Boulder visit
President Obama was in the Centennial State last night, hyping up an enthusiastic crowd at the University of Colorado at Boulder's Coors Events Center. Of course, he couldn't help but take some time...
01:44 pm EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget Samsung AllShare Cast Hub hits the FCC, maintains an air of mystery
Details remain decidedly light on this one, but it looks like Samsung could be about to expand its AllShare media streaming / sharing service with a new piece of hardware. A device dubbed the AllSha...
01:22 pm EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget Send to Kindle arrives on Macs
Sure, it may be Barnes & Noble's big day, but Amazon couldn't help but offer up some news of its own. The mega-retailer announced today that its Send to Kindle service is hitting the Mac, lettin...
01:01 pm EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget PSA: HTC One S arrives today at T-Mobile, $199 on-contract after $50 rebate
If you haven't already smuggled a carrier-free version of HTC's One S into the US, you can now sign up two years of your wireless life for T-Mobile's flavor. Largely undiluted by the Big Magenta, th...
12:38 pm EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget Apple's WWDC hitting San Francisco on June 11th
It's time to shift around that summer vacation. Apple today announced that it will be kicking off this year's World Wide Developers Conference on June 11th at San Francisco's Moscone West. The event...
12:21 pm EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget NASA READIs early detection GPS network, aids first responders with earthquake warnings
After tacking space shuttle Discovery onto the back of a 747, the brainy gang over at NASA's READI for a new challenge -- earthquake detection. The agency's GPS-monitoring system, known as the Real-...
12:01 pm EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget Project Aether films northern lights at 100,000 feet using a GoPro camera on a balloon (video)
Sadly we can't all be spacemen. Commercial travel beyond the atmosphere is getting closer but still priced way, way, way beyond the budgetary constraints of mere human beings. The closest many of us...
11:46 am EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget Google Wallet up and running on T-Mobile Galaxy Nexus
Hear that? It's the sound of Google Wallet pennies clinking inside a Galaxy Nexus, despite the fact that we have a T-Mo SIM inserted. It previously only worked with AT&T. Although we downloaded ...
11:28 am EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget Panasonic spins off Sanyo DI Solutions, keeps the digital camera OEMs happy
Panasonic and Sanyo have only been life partners for about a year and a half now, but already the relationship has created a bundle of joy -- of a sort. Hot on the heels of some less-than-chipper fi...
11:25 am EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget Sprint reports Q1 2012 results: 1.5 million iPhone sales but a $255 million operating loss
Sprint Nextel has just deployed its Q1 2012 financials and it's a bit of a mixed bag, with a five percent net revenue growth over this time last year and a whopping 1.5 million sales of that iPhone ...
11:02 am EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 900 blushes, new magenta version revealed at Finnish e-tailer
Aside from a very desirable white edition, Nokia's Lumia 900 hasn't quite caught up with the color explosion that characterized the Lumia 800's launch. It looks like it's getting there, with a magen...
10:48 am EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget Sci-fi publisher announces Tor and Forge will go DRM-free with all e-book titles
Science fiction is often said to foresee the future, and today, that news couldn't ring more true. Tom Doherty Associates, a subsidiary of Macmillan and publisher of popular sci-fi and fantasy brand...
10:31 am EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget Netflix brought into the Sony Entertainment Network fold for British Bravia buffs
Britons and citizens of the ROI! Sony's bringing Netflix to all Sony Entertainment Network-connected devices. It looks like Kaz Hirai's plan to "unify" the company and its media offerings is beginni...
10:19 am EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget Steam for Linux is coming, and after waiting epochs what's a few more months?
It's been a long-running saga as to when Linux users will finally see some native gaming action on Steam, but according to Phoronix that happy day will likely arrive within "months." Valve has been ...
10:00 am EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget Scalado Album launches for Android, we go hands-on (video)
Scalado just released Album, its first ever Android app to land in Google's Play store. The company -- which is best known for imaging technologies such as zero shutter lag, Rewind and Remove -- usu...
09:32 am EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget PSA: Nintendo 3DS firmware update now live in North America
If your 3DS' home screen is looking a little too cluttered, then today's your lucky day. Nintendo is rolling out the firmware update that adds folders to your folder (You've gotta fold the console c...
09:07 am EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget ASUS Zenbook Primes with 1080p IPS panels and (probably) Ivy Bridge are real, coming to Taiwan in June
We've already seen spec sheets suggesting that ASUS's 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch Zenbooks are being fattened up for a major update, but now Engadget Chinese has glimpsed the new devices in their cold a...
08:55 am EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget HackStore is like Cydia for Mac OS X, replaces walled garden with open dacha
Despite its loud anti-piracy notice, Andrey Fedotov's HackStore sees no issue in ripping off the official App Store's interface. Nevertheless, its aim is to gather up legit and readily available app...
08:38 am EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget NASA preps J-2X rocket engines for second round testing, SLS creeps closer to 2017 liftoff
Forty-year old tech taking astronauts into space? Sadly, that's been the current state of our space program. But in the spirit of making one extra, giant leap for mankind, our nation's best and brig...
07:58 am EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget Instattoo iOS app lets you randomly generate tattoos, can't turn back time
Interested in getting a tattoo but disappointed by your lack of completely random options? Then Instattoo might be just the app for you. Released today for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, it lets y...
07:18 am EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget Nokia reportedly delays Lumia 900 release in the UK, cites high US demand
Despite remaining mum on how many Lumia 900s it's moved in the US, Nokia has been raving about how it's trying to keep up with the demand for the flagship Windows Phone device. Consider us unsurpris...
07:18 am EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget Nokia reportedly delays Lumia 900 release in the UK, cites high US demand (update)
Despite remaining mum on how many Lumia 900s it's moved in the US, Nokia has been raving about how it's trying to keep up with demand for the flagship Windows Phone device. Consider us unsurprised, ...
06:27 am EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget GE rolls out WattStation and WattStation Connect for charging EVs
GE spent the second half of 2011 teasing its WattStation solution for powering electric vehicles. Now that the company has captured your attention with that slick, Yves Behar-designed "pedestal," it...
05:11 am EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget LG's Q1 2012 earnings show greater profits on strong TV, phone sales
LG has released its Q1 2012 numbers, and there's plenty of good news to go around, with TV profits that nearly doubled and profit from cellphones for the second quarter in a row following six straig...
04:47 am EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget Oppo teases 6.65mm-thick smartphone, about to steal 'world's thinnest' title from Huawei
China-based Poop Oppo is back again with yet another smartphone, only this time there's no pretty girl teasing Mr. DiCaprio. Instead, what we have here is an exclusive leak that shows off a 6.65mm-t...
03:42 am EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget Chinese offical says Proview owns iPad trademark in China, court battle continues
Who knew some funky capitalization could cause so much trouble? Proview -- the purveyor of that 90s-era all-in-one called the iPAD -- hasn't let up in its fight to wrestle the rights to the iPad nam...
03:42 am EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget Chinese official says Proview owns iPad trademark in China, court battle continues
Who knew some funky capitalization could cause so much trouble? Proview -- the purveyor of that 90s-era all-in-one called the iPAD -- hasn't let up in its fight to wrestle the rights to the iPad nam...
02:59 am EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget Another Galaxy S III prototype spotted in protective casing
While we've already gotten glimpses of supposed Samsung Galaxy S III prototypes, this latest one has popped up in a (since removed) post on Chinese forum Mobile01. The plastic rim meant to obscure t...
01:59 am EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget 140 characters to the clink: Occupy Wall Street protester loses battle to block Twitter subpoena
In a decision that's sure to be lost on this generation of over-sharers, Occupy Wall Street protester Malcolm Harris, arrested this past October during a Brooklyn Bridge demonstration, has just lost...
01:13 am EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note for T-Mobile spotted in the wild, pretends it's no big deal
Oh, snap. By all appearances, the T-Mobile folks haven't lost sight of the popularity of the Galaxy Note, as a collection of snapshots obtained by TmoNews have revealed Samsung's phablet in none oth...
12:55 am EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget Microsoft cuts pre-Mango holdouts, Zune desktop software off from WP7 app purchases
Microsoft's Windows Phone team is making a few changes to how users are able to acquire apps on their devices but luckily, they probably won't affect most of you. Starting today, users can no longer...
12:26 am EDT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Engadget Bell Canada launches revamped push-to-talk service, now with added 4G
People have been pushing to talk for a good number of years, but it's a service that has largely remained untouched by the passing of time. Bell, however, thinks it's due a little lick of "next-gene...
11:56 pm EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget iHome intros iDM5 Executive workstation for tablets smartphones, priced at $130
We've seen iHome launch a multitude of sleek and useful peripherals aimed at the army of slabs out there, and its newest creation isn't an exception. Dubbed the iDM5 Executive, this workstation's de...
11:36 pm EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget HP announces six Ivy Bridge desktops, available April 29th from $699
We've already seen a number of laptops from HP sporting Intel's 22nm micro architecture, most commonly known as Ivy Bridge, but now the company is giving its desktop lineup a similar refresh with si...
11:07 pm EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget Google Drive preview: an in-depth look at features and functionality
It's been a long time in the making, but the once-mythical cloud storage service known to all as Google Drive is real, and it made its official debut today -- and even though Goog's taken plenty of ...
10:45 pm EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget Must See HDTV (April 23rd - 29th)
NFL Draft The NFL has finally realized the reality TV potential of its big night, and moved the process of making several young players millionaires to prime time. While Andrew Luck and Robert Griff...
10:33 pm EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget Google's Vulnerability Program ups the ante for helpful hackers
This is not your ordinary rewards program, it's Google's way of paying it forward... to hackers. After celebrating the one year anniversary of its unique initiative this past November -- in which th...
10:12 pm EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget Tim Cook: Apple focusing more on iPad for enterprise
Pretty chipper news all over for Apple shareholders during today's earnings call. Head honcho Tim Cook even took the time to highlight some sunny numbers for the iPad over on the enterprise side of ...
10:01 pm EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget Tim Cook hates litigation, not quite ready to call a patent truce
Tired of the ongoing patent wars? Well, Tim Cook gave us some reason to hope. In response to a question about the potential for settlements in the current pile of lawsuits on the company's plate, th...
09:44 pm EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget OLED Display Blocks pack six 128 x 128 panels, we go hands-on at MIT (video)
How do you develop an OLED display that gives a 360-degree perspective? Toss six 1.25-inch panels into a plastic cube, then turn it as you see fit. That's an overly simplistic explanation for the si...
09:30 pm EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget 365 million iOS devices 'in play,' iPad taking off in education and government markets
After the most recent quarter Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer was proud to let us all know that there are now 365 million iOS devices "in play," with over 50 million sold just in Q2. With the iPhone now...
09:19 pm EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 6PM ET
It's Tuesday, and while not our regular day, we're going to let you listen into the recording booth when the Engadget HD podcast goes to mp3 at 6PM. Please be a part of it by reviewing the list of to...
09:06 pm EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget Google explains how it searches the internet in under half a second, if you can find the video
Ever wonder how Google manages to search the entire web and return results in half a second? Well, RobertvH from Munich did, and Mountain View's head of web-spam, Matt Cutts, talks you through it i...
08:53 pm EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget SEC investigating movie studios' dealings with China
Reuters is reporting that regulators have begun a probe of American movie studios and their dealings with Chinese officials. The Security and Exchange Commission has sent letters to at least five co...
08:44 pm EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget Planetary Resources reveals plan for prospecting asteroids, creating interstellar gas stations
The cat got let out of the bag a little early, but Planetary Resources has now officially announced its existence and mission. We already told you that the venture plans to mine asteroids for profit...
08:29 pm EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget Apple Q2 2012 earnings: $39.2 billion in revenue, net profit of $11.6 billion
How do you follow up a stunning Q1 where you set record quarterly earnings and issue a sizable dividend to investors? Well, if you're Apple, you just keep on keepin' on, shattering even the wildest ...
08:17 pm EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget BlackBerry Playbook joins the Angry Birds Space bandwagon
To the surprise of no one, Angry Birds Space has ballooned into a casual gaming phenomenon -- a feat that Rovio has somehow managed without the aid of a BlackBerry PlayBook audience. RIM announced t...
08:04 pm EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget Fort Atlantic releases new album on modded NES cartridge, no chiptunes in sight
It's getting tough for bands to out retro each other these days (what with even cassettes making something of a comeback), but Birmingham, Alabama's own Fort Atlantic has managed to come up with som...
07:51 pm EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget Meizu plans ICS update for MX and M9 this June, slaps it with a Flyme OS skin
Back in November, Meizu's CEO Jack Wong casually mentioned an update to Ice Cream Sandwich would be making its way to MX and M9 handsets, he just didn't specify when exactly. Well, that all importan...
07:42 pm EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget Android 4.0.4 factory images hit the web for GSM Galaxy Nexus
Sure, pushing builds of Android 4.0.4 out over the air is great, but what if you want to keep that unblemished piece of Ice Cream Sandwich for posterity? You could download the AOSP files, but you'd ...
07:25 pm EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget Spotted: HP's special edition Pavilion dm1 by Alexandre Herchcovitch
Sometimes we tech writers are little more than laptop pornographers, aren't we? After smiling for Bond Blog's cameras earlier this month, this special edition HP Pavilion dm1 surfaced at a media eve...
07:03 pm EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget Droplet and StackAR bring physical interface to virtual experiences, communicate through light (hands-on)
Light-based communication seems to wind throughout the MIT Media Lab -- it is a universal language, after all, since many devices output light, be it with a dedicated LED or a standard LCD, and have...
06:41 pm EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget Motorola RAZR HD running ICS spotted in the wild, 720p display in tow
Last week, a Motorola engineer's Picasa album all but confirmed the existence of the Motorola Droid RAZR HD. And while we can't say his job has a future, it looks like this handset does. The latest ...
06:08 pm EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget PSA: If you purchased extra Gmail storage, your Google Drive just got bigger
5GB, huh? Not quite enough for you? If you were wise enough to up the capacity of your Gmail inbox + Picasa allotment before today, your Google Drive experience just got a lot more awesome. A t...
06:00 pm EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight shipping this week, B&N warns of limited supply
So much for waiting until May to get your hands on some glowing, Nooky goodness. Barnes & Noble let us know today that the admittedly somewhat clunkily named Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight is ...
06:00 pm EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight review
Barnes & Noble Nook WiFi review Amazon Kindle Touch review Kindle Fire vs. Nook Tablet...fight! It's a plague against modern marriage, turning husband against wife, and tearing families a...
05:53 pm EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget Google Drive vs. the competition: pricing plans and perks, compared
Sometimes a table says a thousand words. Now that Google has finally announced its cloud service, Google Drive, we're sure more than a few of you are crunching the numbers in your head in an attempt...
05:36 pm EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget ITC judge finds Apple in violation of Motorola WiFi patent
Motorola scored a win with the US International Trade Commission this week in its on-going patent battle with Apple. The commission's Judge Thomas Pender ruled that Cupertino is in violation of a Mo...
05:18 pm EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget Firefox 12 now available for download, Windows users get silent updates
It doesn't yet include the opt-in system for plug-ins that Mozilla is working on, but Firefox users can now download an update that adds a few other new features and new tools for developers. If you...
04:59 pm EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget Google raises Gmail to 10GB free, 10-fold increase since launching in 2004
Eight years ago one gigabyte of online storage was a remarkable thing. One gigabyte of email? Preposterous, but that's exactly what Google offered back in 2004 with the launch of Gmail, and now that...
04:59 pm EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget Google raises Gmail to 10GB free, 10-times increase since launching in 2004
Eight years ago one gigabyte of online storage was a remarkable thing. One gigabyte of email? Preposterous, but that's exactly what Google offered back in 2004 with the launch of Gmail, and now that...
04:57 pm EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget New Sony iOS docks promise clearer sound thanks to magnetic fluid
You can only skim through so many iPad/iPod/iPhone docks before things start to get predictable, and when a speaker dock stands out, it's usually for a retro design or a little mood lighting. Sony's...
04:35 pm EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget MIT gets musical with Arduino-powered DrumTop, uses household objects as a source of sound
Everyone's favorite microcontroller has been a boon among hobbyists and advanced amateurs, but it's also found a home among the brilliant projects at MIT's Media Lab, including a groovy instrument c...
04:14 pm EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget NVIDIA says 'it's coming,' won't say what 'it' is
Ooo! It's coming! What is? We don't know, but we're excited anyway. NVIDIA has a teaser up informing us that at 7:30 pm, Pacific time, on April 28th it will have something special to announce. The v...
03:57 pm EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget iCade Core coming to a tiny arcade near you in June
Bummed that you won't be making it out to E3 this year? Well, at least you'll be able to console yourself with your very own tiny iPad arcade. According to Ion, the iCade Core, the latest in the com...
03:36 pm EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget SpaceX redefines 'fashionably late' as Dragon trip to the ISS is delayed again
Just a week after NASA signed off on its launch, SpaceX has had to postpone the flight of the Dragon. It's yet another delay to NASA's efforts to supply the International Space Station using private...
03:23 pm EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget Google Drive detailed: 5GB of free storage, business-focused approach
If it happened any other way, it just wouldn't be as satisfying, now would it? After years of leaks, murmurs, hubbub and other familiar synonyms, Google's mythical cloud storage platform is now offi...
03:23 pm EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget Google Drive official: 5GB of free storage, business-focused approach (video)
If it happened any other way, it just wouldn't be as satisfying, now would it? After years of leaks, murmurs, hubbub and other familiar synonyms, Google's mythical cloud storage platform is now offi...
03:23 pm EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget Google Drive official: 5GB of free storage, Chrome web apps, Wave-like sharing and editing (video)
If it happened any other way, it just wouldn't be as satisfying, now would it? After years of leaks, murmurs, hubbub and other familiar synonyms, Google's mythical cloud storage platform is now offi...
03:00 pm EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget Google back in the smartphone sales game: unlocked Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ (GSM) available for $399
Hang on to your kneecaps, folks. Google's just announced that its making the Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ available in its Play web store for $399 contract-free. That's right: the unlocked, unbranded, pu...
02:41 pm EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget NewsFlash uses high-frequency light to transmit data from iPad to smartphone, we go hands-on (video)
MIT's Media Lab is chock-full of cutting-edge tech projects that researchers create, then often license to manufacturers and developers. One such project is called NewsFlash, and uses high-frequency...
02:19 pm EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget Firefox deems favicons risky, banishes them from address bar
Who'd have thought those tiny reminders of the site you're browsing could bite your backside? Apparently Mozilla did, and with its latest nightly Firefox build it has expunged favicons from their et...
01:56 pm EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget Facebook for Windows Phone getting a major refresh, now with less suck
The Facebook app for Windows Phone is certainly serviceable, but it's never really been anything to get excited about. In fact, it wasn't really something you looked forward to using and it's been s...
01:56 pm EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget Facebook for Windows Phone getting a major refresh
The Facebook app for Windows Phone is certainly serviceable, but it's never really been anything to get excited about. In fact, it wasn't really something you looked forward to using and it's been s...
01:33 pm EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget VIM Adventures teaches you keyboard shortcuts, :%sn00bprogc in no time
If you've ever had the pleasure of using the Linux text editor VIM, you'll know that dark magic lies within its keyboard shortcuts. However, with so many to learn, where do you start? Well, some fin...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget Onavo Extend stretches your data plan, now with CDMALTE support
What's Onavo Extend you ask? It's a free app that lets you save money on your data plan by compressing unencrypted data between your device and the web. The result is that you consume up to five tim...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget Nyko's PlayStation Vita speaker stand goes on sale for $30, Power Grip still MIA
The PlayStation Vita may not have the electric longevity to replace your portable music player, but Nyko figures there's no good reason it can't take up the role of rocking your bedroom. The accesso...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget Skype launches on PS Vita, can do video calls in the middle of Uncharted (video)
Skype continues to spread itself to anything with a data connection, and while while we don't expect this to be the last gaming device it'll appear on, it's certainly the first. Yes, the Microsoft-o...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget Skype launches on PS Vita, can do video calls in the middle of gaming sessions (video)
Skype continues to spread itself to anything with a data connection, and while while we don't expect this to be the last gaming device it'll appear on, it's the second. Yes, the Microsoft-owned Skyp...
12:50 pm EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget Samsung details Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades for American carriers
Samsung has published a list detailing which carrier variants of its phones and tablets will be blessed with Android Ice Cream Sandwich. While Sprint's Nexus S 4G is already enjoying the latest Andr...
12:35 pm EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget AT&T reports Q1 earnings: $31.8 billion in revenue, 5.5 million smartphones sold
Sure, there was no new iPhone to boost its smartphone sales this quarter, but the carrier still managed to push 5.5 million of the devices out the door, while activating 4.3 million Apple-branded ha...
12:28 pm EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget Buckeyes to fire 500 trillion watt laser May 15th in a short, cheap burst
High-energy laser fusion experiments evoke extreme numbers -- not only in power but also in greenbacks. Sure, the current champ at the National Ignition facility in Livermore, CA can pump out a 411 ...
12:00 pm EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget AMD announces Radeon HD 7000M series with Enduro graphics-switching technology
AMD kicked off 2012 by refreshing its desktop graphics, and now it's back, giving its mobile GPUs the same treatment. The company just announced its third generation of DirectX 11 mobile chips, the ...
11:44 am EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget Line2 for iOS now offers MMS support within its network, adds location sharing
One of your favorite, dock-worthy iOS apps just got a tad bit better. We're talking 'bout Line2, who's just hit version 8.0.0 and is bringing with it a slew of long-awaited traits. Of these, the mos...
11:16 am EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget NimbleTV streams cable content to 'any' device, launching 'in the next few months'
With services like Aereo TV taking a similar streaming approach -- and getting sued in the process -- NimbleTV won't have an easy road ahead, but the outfit's willing to take its chances. The startup...
10:42 am EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget BYD intros dual-mode electric Qin vehicle, Remote Driving key for outside-the-car operation
The New York Auto Show may be done and over with, but the 2012 Beijing International Auto Show is just hitting its stride. Predictably, BYD is attendance, and it's got a couple of new gizmos out of ...
10:07 am EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget Sony's 4K-upscaling BDP-S790 Blu-ray player available online, hits stores May 6th
If you've been itching for Sony to take your money since it announced its flagship BDP-S790 Blu-ray player, then get ready to open up that wallet. The device is now available at Sony's online store ...
09:42 am EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget Skype for Windows Phone working on Nokia Lumia 610, scoffs at memory restrictions
Remember the unfortunate news that Skype's new Windows Phone app wasn't compatible with low-memory devices? Well, the app is now working fine with the incoming Nokia Lumia 610. After "some challenge...
09:14 am EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget HTC predicts 55 percent revenue jump, could hint at strong One sales
HTC's results for Q1 2012 were a long way short of spectacular, but they came too early to see any impact from sales of its latest wares -- particularly the flagship One X and the ambitious mid-rang...
09:13 am EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget Virgin Mobile Canada announces HTC One S giveaway, suggests $600 retail price
Much like within the US, the HTC One S has yet to invade the Canadian shoreline. While the smartphone is expected to arrive at a number of carriers, Virgin Mobile has never been one to pass up a pro...
08:30 am EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget ARM reports revenues up 13 percent, bicep-curling profits up 22 percent
UK-based chip designer ARM just announced another booming quarter, with revenue up by 13 percent to $209.4 million. Pre-tax profits were even stronger, growing 22 percent year-over-year to $100 mill...
08:25 am EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget James Cameron-backed Planetary Resources to search the universe for Unobtainum
Planetary Resources will reportedly announce later today that it's developing and selling low-cost spacecraft to mine asteroids close to the Earth. The space exploration and natural resources ventur...
08:25 am EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget James Cameron-backed Planetary Resources to search the universe for Unobtainium
Planetary Resources will reportedly announce later today that it's developing and selling low-cost spacecraft to mine asteroids close to the Earth. The space exploration and natural resources ventur...
08:03 am EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget Google Docs bumps up free storage to 5GB, primes servers for Drive?
Is space at a premium in your Google Docs folder? Good news from Mountain View, then, as it's just stealth-increased the storage allowance for its cloud-based document editor. Unfortunately, anyone ...
07:41 am EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget Transformer Prime gets power of reincarnation with Team Win Recovery Project 2.1.2
Known affectionately as Twrp, this handy utility allows you to backup and recover your Android world even as you flit effortlessly between different custom ROMs. Two-point-oh worked great on a limit...
07:19 am EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget Cargo-Bot is a deceptively simple iPad puzzle game, made on the iPad (video)
After flinging avian creatures no longer provides a suitable outlet for your mental acumen, you may wish to graduate to a more challenging level of iPad gameplay. Might we suggest moving crates? Ser...
06:26 am EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget Vintage Nikon fisheye lens aims to dwarf your DSLR, for sale at 100,000 quid
A lens that can look behind itself -- the very idea of it nearly boggles the mind, but it's what the Fisheye-Nikkor 6mm f2.8s claims to be able to do, delivering a viewing angle of 220-degrees. This...
06:15 am EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget Maingear teases incoming desktop line, promises smaller towers and Ivy Bridge CPUs
Maingear's Shift is a force to be feared, but it generally requires an entire wing of one's home to be assembled and configured. Hyperbole aside, there's no question that Maingear's aiming to branch...
05:40 am EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget Samsung's Unpacked Mobile 2012 app outs 'Galaxy S3' as next smartphone's name
Up until now, we haven't actually had any confirmation of what Samsung's upcoming superphone would be named. We've had plenty of reason to believe that it'd simply be the third iteration of the fame...
05:03 am EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget Kohler VibrAcoustic baths bombard your senses with light and sound to drown out stress
Bathtime isn't just for luxuriating in champs and bubbles as part of an MTV-guided tour of your Manhattan high-rise (we're looking at you Ms. Carey). It's also for taking some well-deserved time off...
04:43 am EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget Google Doodle celebrates Gideon Sundback, unzips knowledge about your favorite wearables
We've covered no shortage of wearable gizmos over the years here at Engadget -- in fact, we've given 'em their own category -- but we most certainly haven't spent enough time praising one of the pio...
04:27 am EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget LG's 5-inch Optimus Vu shipping soon in white (in Korea, at least)
Just under two months after LG's Optimus Vu got priced for the hometown market, in flies news that another hue will soon be on those very same shelves. The 5-inch, 4:3 ratio'd Android smartphone wil...
04:02 am EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget Nokia flips internet sharing switch on for Lumia 710 and 800c in Tango update
Looks like Espoo's finally ready to do the Tango with Lumia owners. According to a report on Nokiapoweruser, updates for localized variants of the 710 and the China-only 800c have been spotted on Na...
03:38 am EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget Windows 8 Release Preview coming 'first week of June'
Reckoning it's about time you replaced that copy of Windows 8 Consumer Preview? Microsoft is right there with you. According to the outfit's Building Windows 8 Twitter account, the next major instal...
03:28 am EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget Boeing 787 Dreamliner completes first Trans-Pacific passenger flight, lands in Boston as JAL 8
We've been fortunate enough to hitch a ride on Boeing's 787 within the Land of the Rising Sun, but now the Dreamliner has hopped the Pacific with passengers on board, departing Tokyo Narita and land...
02:49 am EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget ST-Ericsson to pass off application processor business to STM, cut 1,700 jobs
It's not every day that ST-Ericsson crosses our radar twice, but in addition to reportedly signing a deal with HTC for developing low-end handset chips, the company just announced its plans for a tur...
02:22 am EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget Internet Hall of Fame gets first inductees at inaugural event in Switzerland
Major League Baseball has Cooperstown, Robots have their HOF in Pittsburgh and now we finally have a Hall of Fame to call our own. Today marks the inaugural set of Pioneers, Innovators and Global Co...
01:53 am EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget Intel Core i7-3770K CPU review roundup: crossing the Ivy Bridge
Today is officially Ivy Bridge day, in case you didn't already know. Intel took the wraps off the latest member of its processor family and the internet wasted no time putting the flagship Core i7-3...
01:28 am EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget HTC One X sold early at AT&T, spotted in the wild
HTC's hotly anticipated One X isn't supposed to ship to AT&T customers until May 6th, but there's a reason we're emphasizing the whole "supposed" thing. One lucky reader has seemingly managed to...
01:22 am EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget HTC EVO 4G LTE pre-order page goes live on Sprint's website, fanboy early birds rejoice
April's been kind to fans of Sprint's forthcoming HTC EVO 4G LTE, as it's brought us leaked pics of the handset and its ruby-red kickstand, proffered a video preview of it in action, and even gave a...
12:57 am EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile CEO argues to FCC against Verizon's AWS license acquisition
Well, wouldn't you know it, but T-Mobile -- the only nationwide AWS service provider in the US -- objects to Verizon's purchase of additional AWS spectrum. The company's CEO, Philipp Humm, recently ...
12:26 am EDT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Engadget Nokia releases Browser 2.0 update for Series 40 handsets with improved speed, multitasking in tow
Nokia announced earlier today the release of Browser 2.0 for its Series 40 devices, which of course includes the colorful Asha lineup. The update promises an overall speedier and easier browsing exp...
11:39 pm EDT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Engadget Obama cracks down on Iran and Syria's surveillance of dissidents
President Obama may be quite cozy with tech -- what with his predilection for the iPad and those town hall meetings on Facebook -- but he's well aware of its dark side, too. Today he announced that t...
10:58 pm EDT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Engadget ITC issues preliminary ruling, finds Microsoft's Xbox 360 infringes on Motorola patents
Potential bad news to start out the week for Microsofties: a judge from the US International Trade Commission has issued a preliminary ruling that finds that five of Microsoft's Xbox 360 patents inf...
10:28 pm EDT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Engadget Gavin Kim's on the move again, joins NQ Mobile after leaving Windows Phone
That was quick. A mere five days after saying goodbye to his cohorts at Microsoft, former Windows Phone GM Gavin Kim has landed at Mobile NQ as its Chief Product Officer. By joining the mobile privac...
10:01 pm EDT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Engadget Tetris takes over MIT building in case of hack as high art (video)
College pranks usually involve livestock, panties, the use of permanent marker on an unconscious, not-so-innocent partygoer or a combination thereof. But when you gather the cream of the geek crop a...
09:37 pm EDT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Engadget Nokia begins construction on Vietnamese production facility
In keeping with Elop's focus on Asia-based production, Nokia's just broken ground on a new manufacturing facility in Vietnam. The site, located in the country's Bac Ninh province, spans over 17 hect...
09:12 pm EDT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Engadget Huawei 2011 financials: 20 million smartphones sold yet profit down 53 percent
Huawei's annual earnings report is out and it's a mixed bag, since while turnover increased by 11.7 percent to 203.9 RMB ($32.3 billion), profits plummeted 53 percent to 11.6 billion RMB ($1.8 billi...
08:51 pm EDT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Engadget Ubuntu 12.10 gets christened Quantal Quetzal ahead of Pangolin launch
While you impatiently await the release of Precise Pangolin this Thursday, we've got some news to hold your little aubergine-loving heart over. Canonical's own Mark Shuttleworth took to the web to an...
08:29 pm EDT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Engadget Norton Identity Safe locks your passwords in the cloud, spares your failing memory
Norton's Identity Safe is a free online service that aims to end the curse of forgotten passwords. If you've got a few social networking accounts, then keeping track of all your keys can be tough. T...
08:06 pm EDT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Engadget Netflix Q1 results: 3 million new streaming subscribers worldwide, record viewing hours
Netflix has posted its earnings report for Q1 of 2012, and reveals its streaming subscriber count in the US is currently 23.4 million, after reaching 21.67 million back in January. While the company...
07:46 pm EDT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Engadget Facebook updates S-1, adds Q1 earnings, revenue up 45% over last year
Facebook just filed an amended S-1 (that all important document that officially announces its public offering plans) with some new financial info. Now included in the charts and graphs is everything...
07:27 pm EDT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Engadget Fujifilm X-Pro1 high-ISO shots go under the loupe in mirrorless standoff with OM-D E-5 and NEX-7
We'll soon be putting Fujifilm's new interchange able shooter through our own wringer, but in the meantime we found an apt low-light comparison with two of its non-reflex brethren. Although blogging...
06:54 pm EDT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Engadget Dropbox simplifies sharing with file viewer and folder links
Dropbox is one of those tools that makes our lives a lot easier around the Engadget compound and our various satellite lairs. So, it only makes sense that we'd get a little excited when the company ...
06:21 pm EDT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Engadget The Distro Interview: Microsoft Principal Researcher Bill Buxton
Bill Buxton has spent most of his career getting between humans and computers. While his initial focus was on music and digital instruments, that eventually led to an interest in human-computer inte...
05:58 pm EDT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Engadget HTC One X gets teardown, battery unsurprisingly dominates
While some might deem the One X's combination of svelte unibody profile, quad-core power and 720p display to be downright witchcraft, we knew differently. Fortunately, there's now scientific proof t...
05:31 pm EDT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Engadget SkyDrive app for Windows Phone gets 2.0 update, reduces free storage capacity
Microsoft has updated its SkyDrive cloud storage and sharing app for Windows Phone -- you know, the one that offers more free storage than a certain competitor. New features include a batch-select t...
05:09 pm EDT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Engadget MBTA and Masabi team up for first smartphone rail ticketing system in the US, launching in Boston this fall
In Boston this fall, you won't need to keep up with your train ticket anymore -- as long as you don't leave your smartphone at home. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and Masabi ...
04:47 pm EDT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Engadget Vodafone first carrier to jump on the new Samsung galaxy phone bandwagon
Rumors and leaks have been flying fast and furious about Samsung's next handset to be graced with the Galaxy moniker, and we've just gotten one more tidbit. Other than the event invite Sammy sent ou...
04:25 pm EDT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Engadget Facebook paying Microsoft $550 million for 650 patents, Ballmer clicks 'like'
Microsoft has agreed to sell on around 650 patents to Facebook in a deal worth $550 million. The Haüs of Zuckerberg will stump up the cash in exchange for various social networking patents that...
04:15 pm EDT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Engadget NVIDIA: there's nothing 'Ultra' about Ivy Bridge Ultrabooks unless you add Kepler
This is a vaguely awkward message for NVIDIA to be putting out. On one hand, the company is best buddies with Intel and is hoping to see its next-gen GPUs bundled with a large portion of the Ivy Bri...
04:01 pm EDT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Engadget Intel puts Ivy Bridge on the map: first 22nm product, decent official benchmarks, quad-cores from $174
We hear that pilgrims have already started flocking to the town of Ivybridge (population 12,056) in the forested depths of southwest England. Very soon though, you'll be able to pay homage to Moore'...
04:01 pm EDT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Engadget MSI GT70 gaming laptop review
MSI outs new GT60 / GT70 gaming laptops, we go hands-on (video) Kepler comes of age: NVIDIA unveils GeForce GTX 680 desktop GPU, 600M series for laptops Intel puts Ivy Bridge on the map: prom...
04:01 pm EDT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Engadget Intel puts Ivy Bridge on the map: first 22nm product, decent official benchmarks, desktop quad-cores from $174
We hear that pilgrims have already started flocking to the town of Ivybridge (population 12,056) in the forested depths of southwest England. Very soon though, you'll be able to pay homage to Moore'...
04:00 pm EDT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Engadget Acer dips its toes into Ivy Bridge, refreshes two of its desktops with new processors
Now that the Ivy Bridge cat is out of the bag, you can expect to see a deluge of press releases from PC makers over the coming weeks, each of them saying that this computer or that is getting refres...
04:00 pm EDT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Engadget Amped Wireless releases two new USB adapters to cure internet blackspots (video)
Is your computer positioned just that little bit too far away from your home router to get consistent internet access? Amped Wireless is here for you with a pair of USB adapters that promise you'll ...
03:36 pm EDT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Engadget The NOFAN CR-95C: a fanless copper CPU cooler for your next-gen build
Interesting times to be shopping around for a processor, but what about a new cooler to go with it? This unassuming little work of art is the copper special edition of the NOFAN CR-95C, which is rat...
03:13 pm EDT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Engadget HTC One V coming to Canada on Bell, will reunite with One S
Canadians looking to hunt down the smallest addition to HTC's One series are in luck. According to a Mobile Syrup tipster, it'll arrive on Bell next week, in all its aluminum unibody glory. While th...
02:48 pm EDT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Engadget HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE pops up on Verizon for $300, links to Droid RAZR Maxx
We'll take a dedicated microsite over ole Mr. Blurrycam any day of the week. HTC's latest Verizon LTE handset is now an Incredible step closer to being official. The HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE has ...
02:17 pm EDT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Engadget Nokia N900 rises from the grave, replaces robot's head
Nokia's buried-but-beloved N900 smartphone has performed many parlor tricks in the past, but its latest role as a carbon-fiber swaddled cyborg cranium just might take the cake. Using the equally for...
01:51 pm EDT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Engadget AmazonSupply launches, offers up lab and janitorial supplies in same convenient location
If you're like us, there's nothing you hate more than having to go to different sites to pick up your pneumatics and abrasives. Thankfully, Amazon, that aggregator of all things with a price tag, ha...
01:26 pm EDT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Engadget TiVo quietly rebrands Premiere XL, Elite DVRs as XL2 and XL4 under cover of darkness
TiVo's rebranding its Premiere line of DVRs in order to eliminate customer confusion in the lineup. The range will now comprise of the Premiere, while the Premiere XL is unsurprisingly renamed Premi...
01:26 pm EDT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Engadget TiVo quietly rebrands the Premiere Elite DVR as the Premier XL4 under cover of darkness
TiVo's rebranding its Premiere line of DVRs in order to eliminate customer confusion in the lineup. The range will now comprise of the Premiere, the dual-tuner Premiere XL, and the quad-tuner Premie...
01:00 pm EDT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Engadget eMusic launches Android app
It may not have all the glitz of a Spotify or an Rdio, but eMusic is the one of the OGs of the online music game, serving up MP3s to internet citizens since the late-90s. The site today is celebra...
12:28 pm EDT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Engadget Sony VAIO E Series 14P gets Ivy Bridge processor nudge, improved display
While they may not be the Sony ultrabooks we're still all itching to see, the company's E Series 14P laptops have reappeared with some Ivy Bridge bones. According to Sony Australia, the previously I...
11:58 am EDT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Engadget Samsung Canada launches Cineplex Store app, offers paid movies on 'select' Smart devices
Folks in Canada using Samsung's Smart lineup of home theater equipment have a new app to be excited about, thanks in part to Cineplex Entertainment. The two companies have teamed up for a video-on-d...
11:28 am EDT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Engadget Screen Grabs: Serena's packing steam, Gossip Girl turns gamer
Screen Grabs chronicles the uses (and misuses) of real-world gadgets in today's movies and TV. Send in your sightings (with screen grab!) to screengrabs at engadget dot com. Didja hear the latest? L...
11:09 am EDT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Engadget Samsung's new Galaxy Phone gets official teaser (video)
The countdown is over and Samsung's not offering much to whet our appetite. A medley of opaque angles of galactic travel are meant to represent next week's big news story, alongside some brief claim...
11:01 am EDT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Engadget Skype app won't work on low-end Windows Phone devices
Buried within Skype's announcement that its app has finally graduated from beta on Windows Phone, the mention of a 512MB minimum memory requirement reveals that the Internet phone service won't -- c...
10:24 am EDT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Engadget PSA: Fitbit Aria WiFi scale available now for $130
It's been three months since Fitbit got into the WiFi scale game, but until now Withings has remained pretty much the only option for weight watchers who actually intend to buy one. Now, though, the...
10:05 am EDT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus 3D Max launches in Europe, won't be coming to the UK
For those that still keen to dabble with the world of 3D we've got some good and some bad news. While the Optimus 3D Max has made its first arrival in Europe, launching in Germany today, it looks li...
09:59 am EDT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Engadget Vodafone looking to buy Cable & Wireless, just can't resist that fibre-optic infrastructure
UK mobile giant Vodafone is planning to buy up commercial network provider Cable & Wireless for just over £1 billion ($1.7 billion). If successful, it'll gain a national fibre-optic broadb...
09:43 am EDT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Engadget Intel's Ivy Bridge will offer '20 percent more performance with 20 percent less average power'
So, there's still a little while to go before Intel gives Ivy Bridge a full unveiling, with official benchmarks, pricing and all those trimmings. But in the meantime, the BBC has detailed just how d...
09:03 am EDT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Engadget China Times: HTC wants to develop its own processors for low-end phones
Encroaching into the semiconductor business might not seem the most obvious move for a phone manufacturer that's trying to unify its efforts. Nevertheless, China Times reports that HTC has signed a ...
08:32 am EDT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Engadget Sinclair ZX Spectrum turns 30, gets immortalized as a Google Doodle
Today's Google doodle celebrates the little home computer that became a British phenomenon, the Sinclair ZX Spectrum. To be competitive with the rival Commodore 64, the 16KB of RAM-packing machine r...
07:34 am EDT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Engadget New research brings better wireless to remote locations, 80 percent faster GoT downloads
Not getting the bandwidth you need, Heidi? Then maybe the folks at North Carolina State University can help. They've figured out a way to boost multi-hop networks, where data is forwarded across two...
05:16 am EDT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Engadget Adobe unveils CS6 and subscription-based Creative Cloud service, up for pre-order now (video)
Adobe's biggest day of 2012? Go ahead, don't be afraid to call it what it (probably) is. For starters, the outfit is introducing Creative Suite 6 to the world in formal fashion, with 14 applications...
05:13 am EDT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Engadget Walmart to unleash its Vudu magic on South America, Europe, Asia
Walmart's Vudu service will be dipping a toe in foreign waters for the first time, with a planned expansion that could see it landing in as many as 30 new countries. Mexico will be the first to get ...
02:41 am EDT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Engadget How would you change the Jawbone Up?
Ordinarily, we'd be dismissive if you answered that question with "Doy, make it work!" but in the special case of the Jawbone Up, it's entirely apt. The wristband promised plenty of technological ad...
01:00 am EDT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of April 16th, 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 ...
12:30 am EDT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: ten earth activities, transnatural stools and wood ash bike frames
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. Happy Earth Day! In honor of Earth Week, this week we ...
09:30 pm EDT - Sun, April 22, 2012
Engadget Switched On: When the smartphone giveth, Part 2
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. In case you missed it, Part I of this article can be found here Last week's Switched On discussed the Slacker Portab...
08:33 pm EDT - Sun, April 22, 2012
Engadget Skype for Windows Phone sheds beta title, graduates to v1.0
Skype's fledgling Windows Phone app broke out of beta today, adding contact searching and landline calling to it's VOIP repertoire. The update comes just shy of two months of the Beta's introduction...
06:26 pm EDT - Sun, April 22, 2012
Engadget Samsung countdown teases next Galaxy phone with anagram
Sammy's latest marketing ploy kicked off with a string of nonsense that could just as easily have come from the Sunday morning jumble: "Destination: tgeltaayehxnx," declared the Samsung Mobile Twitt...
05:02 pm EDT - Sun, April 22, 2012
Engadget Helium-filled floating wind turbine, renewable energy with style
There's no doubting that the cause of renewable energy is a noble one. But, ethics aside, it also gives birth to the occasional technical marvel. Altaeros Energies, a company from Massachusetts (wi...
02:54 pm EDT - Sun, April 22, 2012
Engadget Virgin and Boost to go 4G, makes Sprint's WiMAX feel wanted
If you were thinking "how wonderful, but..." when you learned that Boost was getting a new 4G handset, hold that thought. If reports from Technobuffalo are to be believed, both Boost and Virgin Mobi...
12:44 pm EDT - Sun, April 22, 2012
Engadget Microsoft applies for low-powered interactive second display system patent
Oh patent applications... where creative ideas dance shoulder to shoulder with ill-conceived folly. Which do we have here today? We're not sure. What we are sure of, however, is that someone at Micr...
10:59 am EDT - Sun, April 22, 2012
Engadget UK department store John Lewis launches broadband service, get in on the ground floor
If you live in the UK, and were thinking "If only I could get my broadband from the same place I get my crystal tumbler set" then maybe now you can. Department store John Lewis, a favorite for weddin...
09:13 am EDT - Sun, April 22, 2012
Engadget New BeoPlay V1 shows up ahead of time, hearts and wallets flutter
We're more used to phones getting leaked ahead of time, but it's not always just the latest and greatest handset that sneaks its way into our inbox. Danish website Recordere has managed to get a che...
07:00 am EDT - Sun, April 22, 2012
Engadget ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 review
ASUS outs lower-end Transformer Pad 300 tablet ASUS Transformer Pad 300 hands-on ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime review It doesn't feel like a year has passed since we reviewed the original AS...
05:21 am EDT - Sun, April 22, 2012
Engadget Huawei Ascend G 132 lands at FCC, unsurprisingly sports T-Mobile myTouch moniker
It's far from a secret that T-Mobile has been cooking up its next myTouch handset with Huawei (also known as the Ascend G 132), and now the phone has landed at the door of the FCC. According to the ...
05:21 am EDT - Sun, April 22, 2012
Engadget Huawei Ascend G312 (U8680) lands at FCC, unsurprisingly sports T-Mobile myTouch moniker
It's far from a secret that T-Mobile has been cooking up its next myTouch handset with Huawei (also known as the Ascend G312), and now a phone bearing the same moniker has landed at the door of the ...
03:20 am EDT - Sun, April 22, 2012
Engadget Ask Engadget: best sub-$150 mechanical keyboard?
We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is coming to us from Andrew, who wants to get a pr...
02:15 am EDT - Sun, April 22, 2012
Engadget Google pushes IMM76I ICS build to HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus, reportedly quells connectivity woes
If you've been facing signal issues with your HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus since that recent Android 4.0.4 update, you'll be happy to know that Google's apparently readied a minor update that might help....
12:45 am EDT - Sun, April 22, 2012
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of April 16th, 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, Verizon announced that its LTE...
12:30 am EDT - Sun, April 22, 2012
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of April 16th, 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, Verizon announced that its LTE...
11:34 pm EDT - Sat, April 21, 2012
Engadget Youzee: Spain's streaming startup answer to Netflix
A new streaming service has shed its beta cloak, only this one isn't made for U.S. eyes. Youzee, a Madrid-based start-up, aims to offer Spaniards the best of both pay models, offering up a monthly s...
10:21 pm EDT - Sat, April 21, 2012
Engadget HTC EVO Design 4G coming to Boost Mobile 'end of this quarter'
Boost customers might soon be able to bite off another bit of Android, according to Pocket Now. It's reporting that the HTC Evo Design 4G will be landing on the prepay network before the end of this...
08:37 pm EDT - Sat, April 21, 2012
Engadget First ASUS G55VW gaming laptop configuration spotted and priced
ASUS's G-series has been warming the laps of gamers for a while, whether it's the smart G74 or the elder statesman G73JH. The newest splinter of the G-team, however, is the G55 line. Right now, it's...
06:14 pm EDT - Sat, April 21, 2012
Engadget Cablevision's Optimum Online live TV streaming now available on Windows and Mac
It's been a little over a year since Cablevision launched Optimum for iPad with live streaming of all of its channels to the tablet, and now subscribers can experience the same thing on their comput...
03:53 pm EDT - Sat, April 21, 2012
Engadget Sprint discontinues HTC EVO 3D online, limited quantities remain at retail stores
It's not like we're gonna argue with Sprint's rationale, but the EVO 3D has met its end at the Now Network. Visitors to the carrier's online store will notice that the gee-whiz smartphone is no long...
01:29 pm EDT - Sat, April 21, 2012
Engadget Study shows more people watch TV on tablets than computers, still nothing on
Is your notebook still your preferred second TV? Well, it seems you're now in the minority. The hip new way of consuming the drug of the nation -- after the 'ole tube itself -- is on a tablet, accor...
11:21 am EDT - Sat, April 21, 2012
Engadget Polaris' pool-cleaning robots get updated with added intelligence, four-wheel drive
It's been almost exactly a year since Zodiac Pool Systems last expanded its line of Polaris-branded pool-cleaning robots, and it's now back with two more additions that fill out the top and bottom e...
10:12 am EDT - Sat, April 21, 2012
Engadget RedSn0w updated for Mac and Windows: adds Corona A5 jailbreak, other tools
What better way to finish off your night than by updating your favorite jailbreaking tool? Now, you'll be able to do just that after the whiz-kids from the iPhone Dev-Team have pushed out a new copy...
07:05 am EDT - Sat, April 21, 2012
Engadget Facebook flips the swtich on its North Carolina data center, cooled with balmy mountain air
Since breaking ground in Western North Carolina some 16 months ago, Facebook has been running at full speed to get its newest data center online. This week, Zuckerberg & Co. flipped the switch. ...
07:05 am EDT - Sat, April 21, 2012
Engadget Facebook flips the switch on its North Carolina data center, cooled with balmy mountain air
Since breaking ground in Western North Carolina some 16 months ago, Facebook has been running at full speed to get its newest data center online. This week, Zuckerberg & Co. flipped the switch. ...
04:52 am EDT - Sat, April 21, 2012
Engadget 3DS firmware update promises folders, less cluttered home screens on April 25th
Are all those ambassador games crowding your 3DS' home screen? Sit tight, Nintendo's got a fix. During the outfit's Nintendo Direct conference livestream, head honcho Satoru Iwata announced that fol...
03:49 am EDT - Sat, April 21, 2012
Engadget HTC talks smartphone design: from inception to final product
At the Frequencies media summit in Seattle over the last two days, HTC walked us through the fine details on how its smartphones are developed, going from the boring rectangular ABS block to the mor...
03:01 am EDT - Sat, April 21, 2012
Engadget Google app review video shows Share to 'Drive' option
To close out each week, the Android Developer Relations team hosts a Friday App Review video. This Friday, however, the focus is far from whatever apps are being showcased (psst... it's Handy Scanne...
01:36 am EDT - Sat, April 21, 2012
Engadget Visualized: Shopping bag crash helmet protects your head, not your image (video)
The Grappa is a tote-style shopping bag that you can wear on your head (once it's empty) during a natural disaster. It's less insane than it sounds, because the base of the bag is made from the same...
12:41 am EDT - Sat, April 21, 2012
Engadget Amazon Germany weighs in on Samsung Galaxy S III with 4.7-inch screen and 12 megapixel camera
May 3rd is no doubt going to be a monumental day for Samsung, but April 20th is certainly turning out to be quite memorable for potential specs of the Galaxy S III. Not only did we happen to come ac...
12:18 am EDT - Sat, April 21, 2012
Engadget WPC updates Qi standard, increases inductive charging distance to 40mm
It seems that Power Matt just got a bit more, er, powerful. The Wireless Power Consortium announced today that it's improved the Qi inductive-charging standard to "include longer range magnetic reso...
11:31 pm EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget 500px launches Android app, adds iPad update on the side
Confined to the imposing shadow of a certain filter-heavy Facebook purchase, 500px is another photo-sharing network making the eco-system leap to Android. 500px is built around collections of high-q...
10:44 pm EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget Sifteo and Surface team up for magical marriage of meaninglessness
Sifteo and Surface are definitely two of the cooler, but more useless gadgets we've had the pleasure of handling over the years. So, what happens when you get these questionably useful toys (both li...
10:12 pm EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget Google Sync for BlackBerry swept away in spring cleaning
It's springtime, and you know what that means for Google: out with the old and in with the new. Unfortunately, many BlackBerry fans might not like how Google's rearranging the furniture. During its ...
09:45 pm EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget ASUS Transformer Prime GPS Extension Kit hands-on
Software updates can only get you so far, and in the case of ASUS' Transformer Prime, they didn't even get it down the street. The Taiwanese tablet has been fighting satellite blindness since its in...
09:30 pm EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Show is live, here at 6:00PM ET!
We've got a very special episode of the Engadget Show coming at you tonight! We took our film crew to Asia this time out, to check out the markets of Taipei, Hong Kong and Shenzhen. We'll also be sp...
09:23 pm EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget Hands-on with HTC's colorful One X cases
We just got our hands on a couple new cases that HTC's making specifically for its One X flagship. The colorful accessories are designed to both protect and enhance the device. Different designs wil...
09:15 pm EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget Nokia's White Lumia 900 reportedly available now at AT&T stores
We'd previously heard AT&T's White Lumia 900 was slated for a release on April 22nd, but photos sent to Mobility Digest from readers -- much like yourself -- would suggest the Mango device is up...
09:01 pm EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget HTC One X available today on Rogers for $170 with a three-year contract
We know Yanks using AT&T's network will be getting their own flavor of the HTC One X early next month, thus it's only appropriate for the neighbors up north to get a taste of the same smartphone...
08:32 pm EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget Google+ expands SMS support to over 41 countries, lets you stay social over text
On the off chance your cell phone is of the decidedly dumb variety, Mountain View's engineers have worked out an alternative solution to keep your Google + circles intersecting. Initially avail...
08:00 pm EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget LG Viper 4G LTE review
They said it wouldn't last. And they -- pundits, analysts, bloggers, GSM fanatics -- were right. WiMAX, that flavor of 4G found in the 2500MHz band, has proven to be more of a hindrance then help du...
07:43 pm EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget Time Warner Cable brings ESPN, Fox and Turner sports live streaming to apps, website
The newly-available-on-Android live streaming feature of Time Warner Cable's TWC TV app (and TWCTV.com website) has just gotten a major content upgrade, adding many national and regional sports feed...
07:28 pm EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget Nissan adopts 15 EV chargers, is first on nappy duty (video)
Nissan's concerned that Leaf owners aren't getting around enough. So, until IBM's super-batteries arrive or Exxon starts installing charging points in its gas stations, the car maker's got to do it ...
07:00 pm EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget IRL: Logitech UE Air Speaker, the Canon Rebel XT and an Arduino non-starter
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. Welcome ba...
06:44 pm EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget SanDisk profits declining thanks to a 'glut' of flash memory on the market
SanDisk's Q1 results revealed that the company made only $114 million in profit, compared to $224 million in the same period last year. It's also reduced the outlook for the second quarter, saying th...
06:21 pm EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget Cadillac road tests self-driving Super Cruise tech, could hit highways by mid-decade
If the standard options on the Cadillac XTS or ATS sedan just aren't enough to get you to pull the trigger, perhaps this will. GM and some fellow researchers are road testing Super Cruise self-drivi...
05:55 pm EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget Engadget Podcast 290 - 04.20.2012
Slow news week? "No problemo," say the Engadget Podcasters, who turn earnings reports, spotty non-announcements, and nonexistent eyewear into an hour-plus extravaganza of gadgety greatness unparalle...
05:36 pm EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget Inmarsat hands LightSquared a lifeline, hopes to get that $56 million back later
Remember LightSquared? Of course you do, it was the noble yet doomed attempt to build a nationwide 4G LTE network. Days before Sprint dumped it, billionaire Philip Falcone's enterprise defaulted on ...
05:13 pm EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget Senate black box bill could see 2015 car models ship with data recorders
Black boxes aren't just for airplanes anymore, it seems. Though car companies have been installing the devices at their discretion since the early aughts, a new bill, ominously entitled Moving Ahead ...
04:49 pm EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget Fifth Avenue Frogger brings everyone's favorite roadkill to New York City (video)
For all their charm, the arcade games of the 80s didn't really offer much in the way of gritty realism -- not like today's titles, certainly. Tyler DeAngelo's new take on video game hall-of-famer Fr...
04:20 pm EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Interview: AMD's Sasa Marinkovic
This isn't the easiest time to be an AMD fan. The company's eight-core FX-8150 desktop chip was widely panned on the review circuit, and then NVIDIA's GTX 680 graphics card ran off with Radeon HD's ...
04:00 pm EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Show is live tonight!
That's right, we're back! Newly emboldened by our Webby nomination, we've got a heck of a show for you this month. We put our crew on a flight to Asia, where we'll talk to representatives from ASUS ...
03:34 pm EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget Samsung's S-Cloud tipped to arrive alongside the Galaxy S III next month
Korean newspaper Maeil Business believes that Samsung's finally ironed out the kinks in its S-Cloud service and will unveil it alongside the Galaxy S III at next month's event. The Korean giant will...
03:11 pm EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget Sony to launch PlayMemories Online: 5GB cloud photo-sharing service coming next week (video)
Sony's PlayMemories photo-editing suite has floated around the PlayStation Store for about a month but it will apparently soon be joined by a new photo-sharing service. PCWorld reports that Sony wil...
02:48 pm EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget Antitrust suit carries on against Intel, Apple, Google and others
They can hope and pray all that they want, but Google, Intel, Apple, Adobe, Intuit, Pixar and Lucasfilm will soon be facing some serious accusations in a courtroom under the Sherman Antitrust Act an...
02:31 pm EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget YouTube ordered to filter video uploads by German court, could face hefty fines
A Hamburg court decision has ruled that YouTube is responsible for what its users upload to the site. This therefore could make the site liable for any copyright infringement associated with that. F...
02:23 pm EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget Nikon D3200 pics appear on Flickr, make a slightly noisy entrance
Ahead of getting trigger happy with a fully-working D3200 -- rather than the pre-production unit from our hands-on -- we've been checking out some official 24-megapixel samples on Flickr. To our eye...
02:23 pm EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget Nikon D3200 sample pics appear on Flickr, make a slightly noisy entrance
Ahead of getting trigger happy with a fully-working D3200 -- rather than the pre-production unit from our hands-on -- we've been checking out some official 24-megapixel samples on Flickr. To our eye...
01:56 pm EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget Dish adds Pandora to Hopper Whole-Home DVR system
Tired of walking from room to room, bringing your Entourage with you via your minty fresh Dish Hopper? Well, now you can sit down, relax and enjoy a hot cup of your favorite tunes from the same box....
01:32 pm EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget Kindle Touch gets early release in UK and Germany
Amazon is now shipping preorders for its Kindle Touch and Kindle Touch 3G in both the UK and Germany, a week ahead of schedule. While eager e-reader... readers in the likes of France Italy and Spain...
01:32 pm EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget Kindle Touch gets early release in UK and Germany (update)
Amazon is now shipping preorders for its Kindle Touch and Kindle Touch 3G in both the UK and Germany, a week ahead of schedule. While eager e-reader... readers in the likes of France, Italy and Spai...
01:15 pm EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget Distro Issue 37 chats with Microsoft's Bill Buxton on the future of the natural UI
Chin up, friends. The week is coming to a close and a fresh issue of our tablet mag is hot off the e-presses. Front and center this week, Microsoft's Bill Buxton discusses the future of the Natural ...
01:09 pm EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) now hitting unlocked Galaxy S II in America
See that? That's the sign that awoke yours truly this morning. And that just happens to be confirmation that the long-awaited Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update is finally coming to unlocked (r...
01:01 pm EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget Nokia gets nose bloodied in IPCom patent case, says it doesn't care anyway
Mannheim is gaining a reputation as the place where patent disputes go to die. The latest loser? Nokia, in a case against German firm IPCom. A saving grace for the Finnish firm, this time, seems to ...
12:49 pm EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget Hardest working man on the internet passes one million Wikipedia edits
Justin Knapp is probably the hardest working man on the internet after becoming the first person to pass the million-edit-mark on Wikipedia. Since 2005, he's made around 385 amendments per day, each...
12:17 pm EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget Skype recruiting Xbox developers for 'next generation services'
A llsting on Microsoft's job site reveals that it's looking develop Skype products for the Xbox. The company has kept pretty quiet on its plans for integrating its Skype purchase into its various har...
11:41 am EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget Nokia releases a commercial shot entirely with the 808 PureView (video)
Nokia's released a new commercial that it says is shot entirely using an 808 PureView. Whilst it's clear the company's hired a coterie of models, professional photographers and a world-class lightin...
11:23 am EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget AMD confirms Trinity and Brazos 2.0 shipping now, globally available 'soon'
Any troglodytes out there who didn't know that AMD's next APU architecture is inbound? If so, we're gonna toast marshmallows outside your cave and give you a little pre-brief: Trinity will be a rang...
10:50 am EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget Pulled PSP titles restored to the Vita, security holes covered with tape
Seething about the removal of Everybody's Tennis or Motorstorm: Arctic Edge from the PlayStation Store? Relax, Sony's restored both PSP-titles in time for you to play 'em all through the weekend. Of...
10:04 am EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget NVIDIA projects mobile SoC GPU performance to surpass Xbox 360 by 2014
Granted, we hope to see a new Xbox before 2014, but if NVIDIA has its way, mobile devices will have enough graphical prowess to surpass the current generation of gaming consoles by that time. The co...
09:08 am EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget N-Control's Avenger goes Elite, keeps classic good looks
Competitive gamers are always looking for a way to sharpen their edge, but few solutions provide leverage like the N-Control Avenger, a controller attachment known for rigging gamepads with actual l...
08:34 am EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget Regal Entertainment Group teams up with Sony to bring subtitle glasses to US theaters
We've been hearing about glasses that only display subtitles to those who need them for years (most recently with a trial run in the UK), but it looks like they're now finally about to enter the US ...
08:15 am EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget Did the Samsung Galaxy S III just appear in Vietnam? (video)
Whoa, there. We're still weeks away from an official big stage unveiling, but it looks like Samsung's next Galaxy phone is already out there. Vietnamese site Tinhte, which has past form on these kin...
08:15 am EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget Did the Samsung Galaxy S III just appear in Vietnam? (video) (updated with statement)
Whoa, there. We're still weeks away from an official big stage unveiling, but it looks like Samsung's next Galaxy phone is already out there. Vietnamese site Tinhte, which has past form on these kin...
07:01 am EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget UT Dallas researchers seek to imbue your smartphone with X-ray superpowers
If anybody ever told you that the future would be awesome, they were right. A new bit of research has emerged from the University of Texas at Dallas, which describes equipment that may allow people ...
06:07 am EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget Fusion-io SDK gives developers native memory access, keys to the NAND realm
Thought your SATA SSD chugged along real nice? Think again. Fusion-io has just released an SDK that will allow developers to bypass all the speed draining bottlenecks that rob NAND memory of its tru...
04:53 am EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget Google patent application keeps track of your moves to automate mobile actions
A shimmy and a shake could be all it takes to launch apps in the future, that's if this latest patent application ever pans out. Filed back in October of 2011, the folks over at Google are looking t...
04:01 am EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget IBM's building an air-breathing EV battery that goes 500 miles on a single charge
IBM's planning an end to range anxiety with a EV power pack that runs on air and travels 500 miles on a single charge. "Lithium Air" batteries draw oxygen into a nano-structured carbon cathode, wher...
03:31 am EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget DirecTV drops NFL Sunday Ticket price for current subscribers
After raising the price of its NFL Sunday Ticket package last season, this year DirecTV is dropping it back down for current subscribers, to just $199. Of course, most of the impetus for the price d...
03:01 am EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget RIM patent application describes rotating keypad that can be used in more than one position
We've seen smartphones with keypads that can spin away from the screen before (see the Motorola Flipout), but RIM seems to have something slightly different in mind with this patent application that...
02:33 am EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget Google talks specifics about its network infrastructure, hopes to inspire the rest of the internet
Key Google employees were in attendance this week at the 2nd annual Open Network Summit in Santa Clara, CA to discuss some significant changes, including the implementation of OpenFlow -- an open-so...
01:59 am EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget Sony patent proposal ponders planting physicians inside your plasma
Remember when Sony said it would "unify" its product lines and consider going into the medical device business? Well, we've unearthed this patent application from 2010 that does that just. A wireles...
01:23 am EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget Microsoft official admits he misspoke regarding Windows Phone 8 updates
This is why companies have to be careful in their external communication: if a spokesperson reveals relevant details about an anticipated product, the news is going to be reported. Such a situation ...
01:23 am EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget Microsoft evangelist admits he misspoke regarding Windows Phone 8 updates
This is why companies have to be careful in their external communication: if a spokesperson reveals relevant details about an anticipated product, the news is going to be reported. Such a situation ...
12:43 am EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget Eyes-on Whiteman Technology's Delta DVR, plus more hardware details
Did the recent revelation of the Delta DVR, with its six tuners, AMD silicon running Windows Media Center embedded and 3TB HDD have you viewing your current DVR with disdain? Well, stop reading now,...
12:02 am EDT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Engadget Chumby halts hardware sales, long-term support looking mighty unlikely
"The site is closed temporarily." Never a good sign, indeed, and particularly not when it's plastered across Chumby's own webstore. For over two days now, that's the message given to anyone attempti...
11:24 pm EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus 4X HD gets dressed in white, shows its unicorn side (hands-on)
We know what you're thinking: It's white. But the truth is, there's something intangible about these snow-colored slabs that cause humans to lavishly drool. This time the sole culprit is LG's Optimu...
11:03 pm EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget FCC begins tracking wireless carriers' implementation of bill shock notifications
If you've ever mistaken your wireless bill for your phone number, only to discover a dollar sign in front of all those digits, you're far from alone. The CTIA estimates that one in six mobile subscr...
10:42 pm EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget Intuit GoPayment goes live in Canada, more rectangular than Square
Looks like Canada just scored another mobile credit card payment system within its borders. It was back at CES when Intuit revealed its updated GoPayment dongle for our neighbors up north, and now t...
10:13 pm EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget Eyes-on Brytewerks Model One high-def projector and HTPC combo
Back in January, we got our first glimpse of BryteWerks' Model One projector, albeit in render form only. Well, today at DEMO, we finally saw the thing in person and uncovered a bit more info about ...
09:54 pm EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget Boeing CST-100 capsule could shuttle astronauts to ISS, shows off its innards in Colorado Springs
With the Space Shuttle now officially grounded, NASA has been researching alternatives for ferrying astronauts from Earth to the International Space Station, orbiting some 230 miles above the planet...
09:36 pm EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget How your company will control your Windows RT Tablet
Windows on ARM really opens up the world of Windows to some great hardware. So great in fact that you'll probably have to buy one yourself if you want one to use at work. But a time will come where ...
09:08 pm EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget Samsung's NX20, NX210 and NX1000 mirrorless camera trio hands-on (video)
We already chewed the cud on these 20.3-megapixel shooters in the early hours of this morning, but Samsung knows we have multiple stomachs for this kind of thing so it invited us in for a little han...
08:40 pm EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget AMD reports net loss of $590 million for Q1 2012, calls that 'solid results'
We're not sure about you, but we wouldn't call losing over half a billion dollars, "solid results." Still, we're not 100 percent ready to rain on AMD's parade yet. The non-GAAP results (which disreg...
08:30 pm EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Podcast, live at 5:00PM ET!
Tim's back in town from a top secret Engadget Show shoot, and this time he and Brian will be joined in studio once again by Dana. Join us live at 5PM and bring your M&Ms.Continue reading The Eng...
08:21 pm EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget Microsoft announces Q3 2012 earnings: $17.41 billion in revenue, $6.37 billion income
Microsoft has announced its earnings for the third quarter of its fiscal year this afternoon, and it's reporting some record numbers that beat expectations: a six percent increase year-over-year to ...
08:08 pm EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget Hands-on with AT&T Labs prototypes: ShadowPuppets and haptic steering wheel
We're not done with the AT&T prototypes yet. After putting our rears in the seat of a Porsche 911 and turning our questionable English into even more questionable Spanish, Ma Bell gave us a glim...
07:57 pm EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget ASUS to sell pink and gold Zenbooks in the UK, where good taste is alive and well
You know what ASUS' Zenbooks needed, right? Like, even more than a cushier keyboard or Ivy Bridge refresh? The Malibu Beach House treatment, obviously. For those of you in dreary 'ol Blighty waiting...
07:30 pm EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget NAB 2012 wrap-up
"That's a wrap!" Finally, an appropriate use for that industry cliché, since, ya know, we really are at a motion picture / television conference. As our first trip to the National Association...
07:06 pm EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget Verizon shared data plans are due in mid-summer, target users with multiple devices
On a call discussing Verizon's Q1 earnings report, CFO Francis Shammo has once again touched on the company's promised shared data plans, targeting their launch in mid-summer. He also noted that he ...
06:43 pm EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget New Spotify for Android hands-on
In case you hadn't heard, Spotify's finally given its Android app the update love it deserves. It's looking for feedback in the form of an app preview, available to download now -- if you're willing...
06:43 pm EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget New Spotify for Android preview (hands-on)
In case you hadn't heard, Spotify's finally given its Android app the update love it deserves. It's looking for feedback in the form of an app preview, available to download now -- if you're willing...
06:18 pm EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget Mozilla: Brazilians to get first phones running Boot to Gecko
We got to fiddle with Mozilla's HTML5-based mobile OS, Boot to Gecko, for the first time a couple of months ago, and found it to be a promising platform, but one that wasn't ready for prime-time. Ho...
06:01 pm EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget Gmail Meter brings detailed analytics to your inbox
Just in case a constantly increasing unread messages counter is providing enough details about the flow of messages to your inbox, the Official Gmail Blog points the Gmail Meter tool for detailed mo...
05:41 pm EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget What crisis? Sony Music buys EMI's back catalogue for $2.2 billion
While its parent company goes through a dramatic reinvention, Sony Music's scraped together $2.2 billion to lead a consortium that's just bought EMI's music publishing business. While it'll sell off...
05:30 pm EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget Brammo's 100MPH Empulse coming May 8th, spooks electrons with six-speed gearbox
By rights, Brammo's street-fighting Empulse should have gotten here quicker, but at least we now have a firm launch date. Sporting an all-new six-speed gearbox in place of the one-speed original, Br...
05:04 pm EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget Lenovo ThinkPad T430 with Ivy Bridge surfaces on university website
Who would've thought the scholars over at St. John's U. would be the ones to unintentionally reveal an unannounced Lenovo laptop? In this particular case, the star of the informal unveiling is a cer...
04:46 pm EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget QNX's Watson-connected Porsche 911, hands-on (video)
Remember that QNX-loaded Porsche 911 we sat down with (in?) at CES? Well, it's back and it learned a few new tricks en route to New Amsterdam York City. The car-friendly software company got its hoo...
04:25 pm EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget Microsoft reveals the fourth version of Windows 8: Enterprise
We're sure some of you aren't as interested in the Windows 8 versions destined for workplace drudgery as you are the home editions, but admit it, the IT guy inside of you is a little curious. As det...
03:57 pm EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget Sony patent application aims to put names to faceless MMO players, organize real-world meetups
Dear MMO players, Sony's getting worried about your indoor tan. Really. The electronics giant's even gone so far as to file a patent application to get you out of your parent's basement and into the...
03:28 pm EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget Nokia head of sales resigns, department aims to reduce 'layers of management'
Colin Giles, Nokia's executive vice president of sales, has announced that he's stepping down. It follows the company's dour financial results for Q1 and will lead to a restructuring of the company's...
03:02 pm EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 610 headed to the (Pacific) 'Ring of Fire' in coming months for 189
The Lumia 610 is a colorful thing, going on sale, in the Firery Ring. Bound by tepid desire, it's about to launch in the Ring of Fire. It's about to launch in the burning Ring of Fire. Sales are dow...
02:29 pm EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget AT&T Translator app hands-on: smashing the language barrier (video)
Translation apps aren't exactly the newest or sexiest thing in the world of technology, but we've got to hand it to AT&T with whipping up a rather impressive demo. The company showed off a next ...
02:02 pm EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget AT&T opens Watson API up to developers
Admit it, you don't have nearly enough opportunities to talk back to your phone. AT&T is giving you more. The company today announced that it will be offering its Watson real-time speech-to-text...
02:00 pm EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget Samsung brings another eight patents to the Apple knife-fight
The Mamas and the Papas used to dream about it, but California's been turned from sunny idyll into blood-spattered battleground as the global conflict 'twixt Samsung and Apple continues. Samsung's p...
01:35 pm EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget OWC's Mercury Accelsior PCIe SSD is Mac bootable, strictly neutral
If you've ever tried to jam a regular SSD into your Mac, then you'll know that many off-the-shelf drives feel like they're tailored and tested for, ahem, someone else. Not so with OWC's Mercury Acce...
01:01 pm EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget Hands-on with Arqball Spin, the app that lets you create interactive 3D models
Sometimes, two dimensional photos, even those taken by a 41-megapixel sensor, simply aren't enough to accurately depict a three dimensional object. Enter Arqball Spin, a free app that lets anyone wi...
12:30 pm EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget Barobo's Mobot goes up for pre-order, slinks toward your impressionable children (video)
In what may be the first notable instance of a product actually losing the "i" in favor of building out its own persona, Barobo's iMobot is not only not going by Mobot, but it's also up for pre-order...
12:01 pm EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE listed as 'coming soon' on Bell Canada's site
Just yesterday, Canadian carrier WIND quietly outed its soon-to-be Nokia Lumia 710, and now it's Bell's turn to follow suit by teasing an upcoming device of its own. Unlike WIND, however, Bell isn't...
11:33 am EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget Verizon's vitals: revenue up five percent year-on-year to $28 billion
Verizon is rembering how to turn to subscribers into cash, reporting consolidated revenues up 4.6 percent year-on-year to $28 billion, and earnings-per-share up 15 percent. By comparison, revenues w...
11:33 am EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget Verizon's vitals: quarterly revenue up five percent to $28 billion, earnings of $1.7 billion
Verizon is rembering how to turn to subscribers into cash, reporting consolidated revenues up 4.6 percent year-over-year to $28 billion and earnings of $1.7 billion -- boosting earnings-per-share by...
11:30 am EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget Killer Wireless-N 1202 and E2200 Ethernet controller launch, aim to squash your ping times
Killer Technology -- formerly known as Bigfoot Networks -- has certainly come a long way from its days as a scrappy startup, and now the outfit's taking one more step towards ping domination with the...
10:29 am EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget Intel's first smartphone coming soon: Xolo X900 gets 24 April release date
Intel's first Atom smartphone is now available, and it's Lava's Xolo X900. It has managed to outpace both Lenovo's K800 and Orange's Santa Clara and arrives on the Indian carrier next Monday. Packin...
10:29 am EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget Intel's first smartphone coming soon: Xolo X900 gets April 24 release date
Intel's first Atom smartphone is now available, and it's Lava's Xolo X900. It has managed to outpace both Lenovo's K800 and Orange's Santa Clara and arrives on the Indian carrier next Monday. Packin...
10:05 am EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget Nokia's Q1 2012 financials: $9 billion in sales can't stop a $1.7 billion loss
Nokia's released the bundle of spreadsheets that comprise its 2012 Q1 financials, just a week after it acknowledged that it would make a loss, despite bullish sales of the new Lumia 900. The numbers...
10:00 am EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget Spotify previews overhauled Android app
We'll be the first to admit that we were a little disappointed when yesterday's "special announcement" turned into a bit of a Coca-Cola / Spotify lovefest. And while it's not the iPad app that many ...
09:35 am EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget Barclays releases PayTag: the NFC card you glue to your phone (video)
If you don't have a fancy NFC-enabled phone then it's hard to join the mobile wallet club. Fortunately, Barclays has introduced the PayTag that turns any phone into a contactless card. It's a square...
09:01 am EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget Toshiba pushes AT270 Tegra 3 tablet through the FCC, gets Excited
If a pair of hands-on treatments and an official press release somehow aren't enough to convince you that Toshiba's 7.7-inch slate is ramping up to a public debut, take it from the government: the E...
08:02 am EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget Alienware's M11x is no more, bigger is apparently better
While Alienware's revealed a trio of updated machines for its gaming laptop range, one device, the M11x, was conspicuously absent. Yes, the 11-inch gaming midget won't be getting the same attention ...
08:00 am EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget Alienware refreshes M14x, M17x and M18x with new graphics, same old processors
Sure, they may look the same, but Alienware's decided to give what's going on inside its glowing gaming laptops a thorough refresh. Starting with graphics support, the 2012 update of the M14x, M17x ...
07:52 am EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget PlayStation Suite's 'open beta' SDK available to download now
As promised last month, Sony has launched its PlayStation Suite SDK on open beta. Machinations have continued since November behind closed beta doors, but the free SDK is now available for anyone to...
07:33 am EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget YouTube wants more videos to have background music, adds audio editor
Need something to fill in the awkward silence between your vlog's unscripted stuttering? YouTube's got your back. In yet another attempt to make your crummy videos just a little better, the streamin...
07:00 am EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget Samsung adds 20.3-megapixel NX20, NX210 and NX1000 to mirrorless cam lineup
You probably know Samsung best as the mobile tech giant that it's exploded to become. The Korean company has also unleashed a blockbuster television or two in the past few years, along with some of ...
07:00 am EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget Samsung adds 20.3-megapixel NX20, NX210 and NX1000 to mirrorless cam lineup (update: now with video)
You probably know Samsung best as the mobile tech giant that it's exploded to become. The Korean company has also unleashed a blockbuster television or two in the past few years, along with some of ...
06:31 am EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget HTC's J ISW13HT WiMAX smartphone slips out for KDDI, quickly takes cover
Ooh, what do we have here? Japanese site Sumahon!! (which means "smartphone" in good, old Nihon) reports that HTC posted details about a new WiMAX-capable phone for KDDI to join the carrier's WiMAX ...
06:03 am EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget New water-resistant coating protects your phone, the planet (video)
Water, the life-long foe of all things electrical. Protecting our digital finery from its evil infiltration is a task many have undertaken, and the latest battalion to join the foray is Daikin Indus...
05:33 am EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget Droid 4 gets first official update, better battery life and sluggishness fixes in tow
A promised upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich this is not, but who are we to scoff at fresh software that improves battery life? Per Droid-Life that's exactly what Motorola has in store for the Droid 4 w...
05:09 am EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget Sony SmartWatch torn down and dissected, wishes it were a Pebble
Wondering how the innards of Sony's SmartWatch compared to the Motorola's MotoACTV? Wonder no more. One cmw has dissected the aforesaid timepiece, noting that most of what's inside doesn't live up t...
04:42 am EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget Londoners mourn as teletext goes dark, a victim of the DTV transition
Despite the many advantages of digital broadcast television, the transition is separating Europeans from a reliable source of information known as teletext. Citizens of London are the latest to expe...
04:22 am EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget Kodak Gallery iOS app: now with 100 percent more physical printing at Target CVS
It's not quite as earth-shattering as Zuck's deal to snap up Instagram, but one of the pioneers of photography is making waves any way it can. Kodak Gallery has been available on the App Store since...
04:01 am EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget Nikon adds D3200 to its DSLR range, we go hands-on! (video)
Nikon's recent cashback promo gave us a twinge that new consumer models might be around the corner, but as of today there's just the one: the almost entry-level D3200, which Nikon hopes will complem...
03:49 am EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget Apple offering free Snow Leopard update to MobileMe holdouts
Mama had it right -- procrastination is bad -- but mama never knew Apple. For Leopard users still clinging tightly to their MobileMe account, it looks like the path to iCloud just got a wee bit chea...
03:35 am EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget Hauppauge announces StreamEez to broadcast live HD video
Hauppauge, not satisfied with only bringing DVR-like functions to the Broadway this week -- has unleashed a new box called the StreamEez that links your HD video camera to your computer for live bro...
03:06 am EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget Interphase's Penvue interactive display system highlights its strengths (video)
If you've ever been on the receiving end of "death by PowerPoint," you'll know just how tiresome a passive presentation can be. Interphase hopes its new Penvue (pronounced Pen-View) portable interac...
03:06 am EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget Interphase's Penveu interactive display system highlights its strengths (video)
If you've ever been on the receiving end of "death by PowerPoint," you'll know just how tiresome a passive presentation can be. Interphase hopes its new Penveu (pronounced Pen-View) portable interac...
02:44 am EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget Retired Boeing 737 repurposed as garage-kept flight simulator (video)
A fresh concept it's not, but a fresh look? Yeah, we'll take that. California resident, air traffic controller, pilot and all-around gentleman James Price has converted the actual nose of a 1969 Boe...
02:23 am EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget aTV Flash (black) for Apple TV hits version 1.5, brings new player, NFS streaming and more
Folks enjoying all the tidbits aTV Flash (black) brings to the 2nd-gen Apple TV will be happy to know there's a fresh update rolling out now. Inside v1.5, FireCore's added new features such as NFS s...
01:54 am EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget Touchpad Free adds Windows 8 gestures to its WP7 app
There's no shortage of apps that let you use your mobile phone as a touchpad for your computer, but Touchpad Free is the first we've heard of that adds explicit support for Windows 8 gestures. The r...
01:32 am EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget Cybram 001 simulator helps doctors practice brain surgery without risking lives (video)
Sometimes it's awesome to be a guinea pig; take for example, getting down and dirty the Consumer Preview of Windows 8. When it comes to brain surgery, however, there are no happy little accidents --...
01:16 am EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 295 - 04.18.2012
One half of this week's podcast is coming live from Las Vegas, where we're checking out the National Association of Broadcasters show. There's plenty to talk about, from Media Center news centered ar...
12:32 am EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget This talking Domino's Pizza scooter will make your day infinitely more awesome (video)
Dearest RIM, Microsoft, Intel and Sony: Stop spending millions on mildly successful advertising campaigns. Just modify a delivery scooter to shout your brand name between gear shifts. Respectfully, ...
12:21 am EDT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Engadget PSA: Google Play offers 247 phone support for apps, books, movies and music
Maybe it got lost in the transition from Android Market to Google Play, but it's come to our attention that Mountain View's now offering phone support for any issue related to its shop. The deal's f...
11:28 pm EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget Google Cloud Print adds FedEx, Canon to remote printing roster, throws Android users a PDF bone
Chrome users are in store for a bundle of printing perks today courtesy of a recent update to Google Cloud Print. In addition to wirelessly sending documents to nearby printers, Mountain View's now ...
11:23 pm EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget Microsoft updates SkyDrive with support for ODF, Twitter
There's no day like today for the titans of tech to beef up their respective clouds with abandon. First, Google went and updated Chrome's Cloud Print with the convenience of FedEx and now Microsoft'...
11:01 pm EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget Segway Seg-Link kit hits the FCC, injects dreams of PC-based transporter tinkering
Own a Segway? You're about to own something else, too. That "something else" is better known as the USB-enabled Seg-Link kit, a downright mysterious new product that has shown itself today tromping ...
10:39 pm EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget Uber tackles Taxis in Chicago with Uber Garage experiment
Uber has been making quite a name for itself with its fleet of private Town Cars you can order straight from your smartphone. But, high-end luxury shuttles only account for a tiny fraction of the ca...
10:14 pm EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget Tesla pairs up with SolarCity, will power off-grid homes as well as cars
If you've ever dreamed of thumbing your nose at big energy and its expensive, polluting ways, then Tesla and a solar panel leasing company called SolarCity might be taking you a baby-step closer to ...
09:51 pm EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget GoPro HD Hero 2's free ProTune upgrade will add 24fps and higher bitrates
On the show floor at NAB 2012 GoPro had more to show off than just a finalized version of its $99 WiFi BacPac and Remote Control kit we saw at CES, announcing a ProTune firmware update that should b...
09:36 pm EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget Nook Audio pops up on Barnes & Noble's site, with no e-ink to speak of
What the heck? Did Barnes & Noble score a deal with Dr. Dre? Is the whole reading thing just not doing it for the company anymore? Whatever the case may be, it seems that the Nook name is ready ...
09:31 pm EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget Qualcomm breaks records with Q2 2012 earnings, thanks 'strong demand' for 3G- and 4G-enabled devices
It's a good time to be in business. And by "business," we mean, "in the wireless business." Apple and Samsung seem to be selling every smartphone they make, and Qualcomm seems to be outfitting those...
09:00 pm EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget HTC One S for T-Mobile review
A couple weeks ago we got to have our Ice Cream Sandwich and eat it too, thanks to a gorgeous couple phones from HTC -- the One X and the One S. Both run Sense 4 -- a thinner, lighter version of the...
08:45 pm EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget Qbo goes legit, now up for pre-order on maker's site
Graduation day is always tough on parents. So, you'll have to forgive the growing pains experienced by TheCorpora, whose six years in development labor of cybernetic love, Qbo, is now ready for mass...
08:27 pm EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget Roku 2 boxes updated for Francophones and English speakers alike
The latest update for Roku 2 and LT boxes is rolling out to all now, bringing the boxes to v4.6 and reportedly improving system navigation performance "by up to 50 percent". As noticed by Zatz Not F...
08:09 pm EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget Windows Store slowly going global, 26 country specific markets launching with next update
The Windows Store, though still very much in the trial stage, is already growing -- and not just in terms of catalog size. At launch, alongside the consumer preview of Windows 8, the Store was only ...
07:50 pm EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget Padcaster Lenscaster lets you mount SLR lenses on iPad, we go hands-on at NAB (video)
Think people look ridiculous shooting stills or video with an iPad? Try throwing an SLR lens into the equation as well. Manhattan Edit Workshop founder Josh Apter developed the Padcaster as an inexp...
07:47 pm EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget More images and details emerge about Ikea's Uppleva
Did you not get enough Swedish furniture pr0n yesterday with the announcement of Ikea's Uppleva? Well, we've got a slew of new images and some new details for you. As far as specs, it seems that the...
07:24 pm EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget HTC One S shows up on T-Mobile's site, reveals its $599 price (update: $200 on-contract at Best Buy)
We know T-Mo's got a special HTC One S event in the works for later today, but it seems like someone's a tad bit trigger happy and decided to out the handset ahead of time. Currently posing freely o...
07:00 pm EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget Google TV's TV and Movies app gets to know you better with ratings, favorites and more
At the center of the revamped Google TV experience that rolled out last fall is its TV & Movies app, which is a blended guide of content currently airing live on TV and available for streaming f...
06:40 pm EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget Verizon announces Global Data Plan, 100MB for $25 a month starting April 23rd
Need to take that Verizon smartphone with you on an upcoming overseas excursion? Well, now you no longer have to wonder just how harsh the roaming data rates will be on the ol' wallet. The carrier h...
06:18 pm EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget Handmade particle accelerator unveiled at Milan Design Week, Higgs-Boson a no-show
When it comes to particle science, it's not all about huge winding tunnels and god particles. Super/collider, a group that aims to promote science through eye-catching creative methods, teamed up wi...
05:59 pm EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget PSA: I'm Watch smartwatch series ready to ship, as soon as it confirms the destination
All things I'm Watch went a bit quiet following the unveiling of its latest series of smartwatches at CES 2012 several months ago. Now there's finally been an update -- we've heard from a kindly rea...
05:41 pm EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget Verizon selling 700MHz spectrum, but only if government approves its AWS purchase
Seems odd that Verizon would decide to sell off some of it's wireless spectrum considering it told the FCC that it doesn't have enough space for its future LTE needs. Yet Big Red's doing just that, ...
05:21 pm EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget Google announces Brand Activate Initiative for online advertising, hopes to establish new standard
When Google makes a new move in advertising, people are bound to take notice, and it's made a fairly big one today. It's announced what it's dubbed the Brand Activate Initiative at the Ad Age Digita...
05:00 pm EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Show returns Friday, April 20th -- get tickets to the taping!
That's right, we're back and Webby nominated, ready to bring you an extra exciting episode of The Engadget Show. We traveled far to bring you this one, taking our crew to Asia to check out the marke...
04:46 pm EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget Whiteman Technology unveils Delta DVR for hopeful HD lovers
Do you fancy a HTPC gussied-up as a DVR? Well, you're in luck, because Ryan Whiteman's just built one: the Delta DVR. Powered by an AMD system-on-chip, it runs Windows and Media Center for embedded ...
04:34 pm EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget Spotify: the iPad app is 'in the works'
It's never a great sign when the first thing you see upon entering a press conference is a giant Coca-Cola logo. iPad and web platform rumors aside, today's Spotify "special announcement" event was ...
04:24 pm EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget Sergey Brin clarifies Apple and Facebook critique, says statement was 'distorted'
Sergey Brin wasn't too happy with how his critique of Apple and Facebook was represented in the media following an interview he gave to the Guardian. In a post on Google+ (hey, if he won't use ...
03:59 pm EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget Bella KillerKeys brings desktops shortcuts and control to iOS for $20, we go hands-on (video)
Creative types working their magic on Windows may already be familiar with KillerKeys, a desktop app that brings push-button control to most Adobe apps, Microsoft Office, Sony Vegas and a few others...
03:41 pm EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget AT&T announces new GoPhone data packages are coming on April 22nd
Earlier today, AT&T announced it's bringing new data packages to its pay-as-you-go plans starting on April 22nd. These packages will be available to folks using either the $50 Unlimited Talk &am...
03:16 pm EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget AT&T confirms HTC One X to land May 6th for $199
If you were waiting for confirmation as to when you might be able to get your hands on the HTC One X in the US, circle May the 6th on your calendar. AT&T has just confirmed that this is when the...
03:16 pm EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget AT&T confirms HTC One X to land May 6th for $199 (update)
If you were waiting for confirmation as to when you might be able to get your hands on the HTC One X in the US, circle May the 6th on your calendar. AT&T has just confirmed that this is when the...
03:11 pm EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget Dolby 3D on prototype 4K display and HTC Evo 3D hands-on (video)
Truth be told, we haven't been wildly impressed with the glasses-free 3D solutions we've seen to date, be it because of the limited viewing angles, unconvincing picture or lack of availability here ...
02:52 pm EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget Windows Phone exec exits five months after being poached from Samsung
Microsoft's Gavin Kim was a high-profile capture for Redmond, as it poached the former Samsung and Motorola exec to bolster its Windows Phone marketing team. Now, just five months into the job, he's...
02:29 pm EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget HTC One X gets software update, minor fixes reported
HTC One X owners, remember this number: 1.28.401.9. All right, you don't actually have to memorize the thing, you just have to go into the Software Updates section of your phone's settings to grab t...
02:08 pm EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget RIM announces 'budget' BlackBerry 9220 for Indian socialites
There are a lot of Indian hands out there, hands in which there could also be a BlackBerry smartphone. A fact not lost on RIM it would appear, as it's set to released its "most affordable" Curve -- ...
01:48 pm EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget Windows Server 8 gets a new name, roses retain their sweetness
A wise man once said that names don't matter, because what something's called won't change how mustard tastes. Microsoft has clearly taken that wisdom to its heart, spending two seconds (we hope) in...
01:26 pm EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget Huawei Ascend P1 arriving in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Australia by May
Looking to sail the smartphone seas on Huawei's dual-core flagship? Good news if you happen to reside in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Australia: the 4.3-inch 1.5GHz Ascend P1 will be arriving in your loca...
01:00 pm EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget Digital Storm launches Marauder series of desktop PCs for gamers on a budget
Digital Storm gets plenty of coverage for its boutique gaming PCs and coma-inducing prices, but its latest Marauder lineup serves as proof that it's willing to also build quality, affordable rigs fo...
12:20 pm EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget G-Technologies' G-Raid with Thunderbolt drive now on sale, yours from $700
Thunderbolt-equipped RAID options from the likes of LaCie and Promise not satisfying your desire for a 10Gbps storage option? Good news, as Hitatchi's G-Technology is finally ready sell its G-Raid w...
11:57 am EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Beam crosses paths with FCC, sports 3G connectivity for AT&T
The FCC comes across many smartphones in its daily routine, but it's hardly an everyday occurrence for one of those handsets to rock a miniature projector. That's the claim to fame of the Samsung Ga...
11:21 am EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget Around 140,000 Apple machines still infected with Flashback malware, says Symantec
By now, we're all quite familiar with the Java-driven trojan that's affected thousands of Apple's rigs, and while the numbers seem to have drastically dropped since the first Cupertino fix, there's ...
10:56 am EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget Panasonic forms new Eco Solutions unit, aims to be 'leader in green innovation' by 2018
Panasonic has been touting its eco-minded efforts for quite some time now, but it's gone one step further at the currently-happening Fortune Brainstorm Green Conference. The company has announced th...
10:27 am EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget DirecTV DVRs available in over 100 hotels, never miss the restaurant opening times again
On-demand TV viewing continues to secrete itself into the fabric of your live and now its squeezing more viewing hours out of you from hotel rooms across the US. DirecTV's HD DVRs pack the typical p...
09:54 am EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget University of Glasgow scientists print drugs in 3D, pave the way for in-home pharmacies
Breaking Bad in 3D? If recent work by a team of University of Glasgow scientists persists, that could soon be a hard reality -- just without the glasses. Taking what's typically been the province of ...
09:29 am EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget ASUS won't release Transformer Prime GPS dongle outside of America, Taiwan
We're afraid we've got some bad news. Transformer Prime users outside of America and Taiwan won't receive a GPS dongle to address their tablet's lackluster mapping performance. The company confirmed...
09:29 am EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget ASUS won't release Transformer Prime GPS dongle outside of America, Taiwan (updated)
We're afraid we've got some bad news. Transformer Prime users outside of America and Taiwan won't receive a GPS dongle to address their tablet's lackluster mapping performance. The company confirmed...
09:29 am EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget ASUS won't release Transformer Prime GPS dongles in Italy or Greece (updated)
We're afraid we've got some bad news. Transformer Prime users outside of America and Taiwan in Italy and Greece won't receive a GPS dongle to address their tablet's lackluster mapping performance. T...
08:44 am EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget Custom clock pays homage to CPU, separates geeks from the squares (video)
Pop quiz: Can you tell what the device pictured above is? If you answered "a clock that represents the essential building blocks of a CPU while using binary and HEX numerals to display time," then y...
08:00 am EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget Logitech reveals Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for the third-gen iPad, a set of keys that protect your slate for $99
Ever thought to yourself that those Smart Covers would be so much better if they somehow had a keyboard built in? Perhaps not, but Logitech is looking to fill the void anyway. The outfit has announc...
07:28 am EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget Breaking News gets a TV app, channel-agnostic news ticker
Do you ever wish you could have a news ticker on your TV, regardless of what channel you're watching? Neither do we really, but we're sure there's someone out there who does. If that person also hap...
07:06 am EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget Pantech FCC filing hints at LTE Breakout successor for Verizon Wireless
We've just stumbled across a subtle hint from the FCC that suggests the Pantech Breakout will need to watch its back from now on -- it seems there's a successor in the pipeline. The Korean manufactu...
06:45 am EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget Acer's A100 and A500 tablets getting Ice Cream Sandwich on April 27th
With April nearly over, it's high time Acer came clean on when exactly its promised Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for the A100 and A500 would land. Today the company did just that, revealing that US ow...
05:52 am EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget Zero Trace gadget bags dodge 'digital exploitation,' schadenfreude
Faraday bags? Oh, yeah. For the sleuthing shyster in your life, Escape the Wolf has a new range of gadget cases that are engineered with one primary purpose: to avoid technical surveillance, mobile p...
04:42 am EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget Wiipop incorporates Kinect camera and several Wiimotes into a veritable electric boogaloo
Sure, we've seen plenty of dancing games harness the Wii and Kinect's unique motion capture systems, but the Wiipop prototype takes things to another level, combining the technology of both with som...
03:46 am EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget Sandia National Laboratories generates neutrons in a radical way
The Responsive Neutron Generator Product Deployment Center (say that quickly five times) at Sandia Labs in Albuquerque, NM has discovered a way to take the conventional cylindrical tubes out of the ...
03:07 am EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget DTS and SRS Labs to combine into one big happy family
You've probably heard of both DTS and SRS Labs or seen their logos, but you might not be able to explain exactly what these companies do. To put it simply: both enhance the sound from our electronic...
02:38 am EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget HTC and Sina Weibo debut One S with dedicated microblog functions (video)
Just when you'd warmed to the idea of three navigation buttons on HTC's One lineup, the company went back and re-added a fourth button to the row -- in mainland China, anyway. To follow the debut of...
02:06 am EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget Samsung reportedly axes Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 production to add quad-core CPU
This is, well, a little strange. The fine folks over at Netbooknews are reporting that Samsung has ended production on the GT P5100 -- better known as the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. The story comes courtesy...
02:06 am EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget Samsung reportedly axes Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 production to add quad-core CPU (update: not true)
This is, well, a little strange. The fine folks over at Netbooknews are reporting that Samsung has ended production on the GT P5100 -- better known as the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. The story comes courtesy...
01:40 am EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget Google Earth adds balloon and kite aerial imagery, invites you to contribute
Google Earth already offers quite a variety of ways to explore the planet, but the folks in Mountain View never seem content to leave things alone for long. Their latest addition is some aerial imag...
01:27 am EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget Lenovo roadmap outs Intel Chief River Ivy Bridge-equipped laptops for June 5th
Has the anticipation of finding out when Intel's Chief River Ivy Bridge chipsets might finally become available got you all hot and bothered? Well, here's something to cool you down a bit, for now. ...
12:46 am EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget Microsoft details memory reclaiming process within Metro-style apps
Microsoft has made clear that Metro-style apps will be "suspended" when they aren't the foremost app that's running, enabling the associated CPU to divert its power to more... shall we say, pressing...
12:19 am EDT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Engadget Acer Iconia Tab A510 now available, 10.1 inches of Olympian ICS and Tegra 3 for $450
Ah, Acer's Olympics-themed Iconia Tab A510. If you'll recall, after months of staying quiet about its A500 successor -- which was already viewable in public -- Acer finally made the 10.1-inch (1280 ...
11:49 pm EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget Researchers out faux product review groups with a lot of math and some help from Google
Ever consulted a crowdsourced review for a product or service before committing your hard-earned funds to the cause? Have you wondered how legit the opinions you read really are? Well, it seems that...
11:17 pm EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget Windows Phone 8 (Apollo) reportedly coming to 'all' WP smartphones
We've heard it rumored, but this is as close to an official confirmation as we've seen. Windows Phone 8, affectionately known as Apollo 'round these parts, will reportedly be available on every sing...
11:17 pm EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget Windows Phone 8 reportedly coming to 'all' WP smartphones (updated)
We've heard it rumored, but this is as close to an official confirmation as we've seen. Windows Phone 8, affectionately known as Apollo 'round these parts, will reportedly be available on every sing...
10:56 pm EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget Another reason to buy gold: nanoparticles help to kill brain tumors
Stanford scientists have used lab-made gold nanoparticles to highlight malignant tissue in the brain, making it easier for surgeons to cut out tumors while leaving healthy bits in tact. Measuring ju...
10:33 pm EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget Facebook places 'Listen' button on artist pages, now takes you to your go-to streaming app instantly
If navigating away from a musician's timeline on Facebook to get a quick listen isn't your favorite activity, you're in luck. The folks in Palo Alto dropped a "Listen" button on artist pages today, ...
10:12 pm EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget Ceton previews DVR companion apps on Android and iOS, teases Echo beta 'soon'
A quick stop by the Intel pavilion here at NAB 2012 revealed our friends from Ceton hiding within, and even though we just saw the Q DVR and Echo companion extender on our last trip to Vegas a few m...
09:48 pm EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget Nintendo granted patent for emulating handheld consoles and software
Any geek worth his / her salt knows that techdom's territory-spanning intellectual property spats are far from over, so we don't begrudge heavyweights like Nintendo for endeavoring to bulk up their ...
09:29 pm EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 9PM ET
It's Monday Tuesday, and after a quick adjustment to our regular schedule due to the ongoing NAB conference, we're here to help by letting you listen into the recording booth when the Engadget HD pod...
09:11 pm EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget Blackberry flagship store coming to Dubai, hopes you'll buy
While RIM's current fortunes are making plenty of execs nervously tug at their ties, there's still plenty of people cheerfully tapping away on BlackBerry keyboards -- especially in the Middle East. ...
08:52 pm EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget Twitter introduces Innovators Patent Agreement, vows to not abuse patent system
When it comes to patents Twitter doesn't want to be part of the problem. Or, at least doesn't want you to think it's part of the problem and its new IPA (that's Innovators Patent Agreement, not Indi...
08:33 pm EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget Curved panel gives more depth to 3D projections, we take a look at NAB (video)
What we're about to show you is decidedly low-tech -- it's essentially a projection screen with a sharp curve at the bottom -- but the resulting effect conveys a more realistic 3D image, for certain...
08:32 pm EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget Intel reports $12.9 billion in revenue for Q1 of 2012, breaks no records
While it's hard to get upset when your company is raking in just shy of $13 billion over just four months, we're sure Intel's investors are a little sad to see revenue drop across all business divisi...
08:13 pm EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget Sharp readying 12.3-inch, 20.2-megapixel CCD destined for noisy point-and-shoots
As you probably know, megapixels aren't everything. In fact, the more of them you cram into a smaller space, the noisier your images will be. So, you'll forgive us if we don't exactly shout from the...
07:54 pm EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget New material brings semiconducting to the graphene party
Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee have cooked up a new graphene-based material that could provide a speed boost for all electronics. We've seen the carbon allotrope turn up in circ...
07:35 pm EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget Apple and Samsung CEOs set to sit down, attempt to settle disputes
With countless suits filed across the globe, the CEOs of Apple and Samsung surely have a lot to talk about. Thankfully, they'll be getting the chance to do exactly that (with lawyers in tow, natural...
07:25 pm EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget Google Offers update brings revamped UI, faster browsing speeds
We know Google Offers is still slowly rolling out to US folks, but Big G's doing all it can to at least keep its current users content. This time around, the Mountain View crew has handed its Offers...
07:16 pm EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget TWC TV Android app finally updated with live TV streaming
Time Warner Cable users who prefer Android to iOS can finally enjoy live TV streaming on their Ice Cream Sandwich-enabled tablets and phones. As we learned when it debuted, DRM requirements are maki...
07:15 pm EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget JVC demos GY-HM600, launches HM650 Mobile News Camera with WiFi and FTP at NAB
Sure, you can always roll up with a full-blown sat truck or a camera tethered to a ViaSat SurfBeam 2 Pro Portable, or you can pick up the JVC GY-HM650, which lets you beam those video bytes back to ...
06:51 pm EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget Sprint and LG launch Optimus Elite: entry-level specifications, planet-saving hopes
The successor to 2010's Optimus S, LG's readied another low-middleweight smartphone. Main features on the Optimus Elite include Android 2,3, a 3.5-inch screen, an 800MHz processor, NFC and a five-me...
06:28 pm EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget Google updates Chrome for Android with added language support, home screen bookmarks
It's still only available for Ice Cream Sandwich, but those not bound by an older OS can now download a fairly significant update to Google's Chrome for Android web browser. In addition to some adde...
06:12 pm EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget Windows Phone OS mod speeds up app load times, knows you'll play Monopoly on your break (video)
Microsoft Research has revealed some of its latest work into mobile app optimization -- and it's called the contextual solution, Falcon. Fast App Launching with Context aims to improve "key OS servi...
05:51 pm EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget Canon shows off prototype 30-inch 4K reference display, won't put a price tag on love
With 4K cameras suddenly popping up everywhere we look at NAB 2012, it's little surprise that Canon is showing off this matching 30-inch prototype intended for the very professionals tasked with mas...
05:29 pm EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget Physicist uses math to get out of a traffic ticket, publishes findings
When most folks get ticketed for running a stop sign, most people wind up writing the court a check. UC San Diego physicist Dmitri Krioukov wrote a mathematical paper instead. Rather than throw his ...
05:07 pm EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget Gmail down for many, Hotmail users feel free to gloat (update: back for some!)
Having trouble accessing your Gmail? You're not alone. Far from it, as a matter of fact. Widespread reports of "Temporary Error 500" are sweeping the Twittersphere and, indeed, many fine members of ...
04:52 pm EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget ARM announces new quad-core Cortex-A15 Hard Macro variant
It's pretty much a year to the day that we reported the possibility of a quad-core Cortex-A15 from ARM, and look what just came across the wire! It's the Cortex-A15 Hard Marco -- the first design fr...
04:32 pm EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget Apple eMate 300 prototype pops up on eBay, buy it now for $8,500
At this point we kind of just expect vintage Apple machines to surface on eBay: just last month we came across a WALT prototype, followed by a Macintosh 128k a few days ago. Now, the fresh face at e...
04:09 pm EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget Prince of Persia source code freed from floppies, posted online
You wouldn't think it would take more than two weeks to extract some source code from a pile of 3.5-inch floppies and post it online, but getting files from 1989 to play nice with a MacBook Air is n...
03:46 pm EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget Ivy Bridge-packing HP EliteBook gets reviewed, scores well in early tests
Hear that? That, friends, is the sound of someone in Intel's PR department banging his head against a desk. Though we've read more than a few rumors about the company's forthcoming Ivy Bridge chips,...
03:23 pm EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget Space Shuttle Discovery salutes Washington on historic final flight
As historic flights go, this has to be right up there with the best of 'em. Space Shuttle Discovery performed a final fly-by over the capital, and created a trail of excited spotters as it did so. P...
03:03 pm EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget Leaked benchmarks suggest Motorola is working on a Snapdragon S4 phone
You slave away on your company's Next Big Thing, of course you want to see how it performs. And we're glad that you do decided to dabble, hypothetical engineer, because we can pore over those number...
02:41 pm EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget Brother AirScouter glasses bring augmented reality, unsightly add-ons to your face
Head-mounted displays may be all the rage as of late, thanks to Sergey Brin's own recent fashion choices, but the space is hardly new. Brother, for one, has been in the game for a while now, with it...
02:19 pm EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget New Android users in India offered 1GB of free data, courtesy of Google and Reliance
In an effort to stir the interest for Android smartphones in India -- and, to let new customers test drive its 3G network -- the carrier Reliance Communications has partnered with Google to provide ...
01:53 pm EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget Read it Later becomes Pocket, drops its price to free
Skimming the news later is no match for consuming it fresh, but we still live in a world with connectivity dead zones -- riding the subway, cruising the Pacific at 35,000 feet -- making an offline re...
01:39 pm EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget Oakley cooking up its own smart glasses, hoping to trump Project Glass with improved style
Oakley's Thump glasses haven't exactly succeeded in fending off the competition when it comes to portable music playback, but that isn't stopping it from working feverishly to develop the next round...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget Livestream Broadcaster hands-on
According to CEO Max Haot the logical next step for Livestream -- now well established as a reliable service for bringing live video feeds to the internet -- is just to get more people distributing ...
12:31 pm EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget Canada's WIND Mobile lists Nokia Lumia 710, says it's coming soon
It's now been a few months since we first laid our eager palms on Nokia's Lumia 710, and although it isn't getting any younger, some carriers are still adding the device to their lineup. We'd previo...
12:02 pm EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget Amazon Appstore shatters $20 ceiling for in-app purchases
In a move that's likely to grab the attention of more than a few Android developers, Amazon has announced that its arbitrary $20 limit for in-app purchases via the Appstore is no more. The company a...
11:23 am EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget Philips' L Prize-winning light bulb goes on sale Sunday, priced between $20 and $60
It's a little strange crowning a "winner" when only a single company enters the contest, but that's exactly what happened during the L Prize celebration in August of last year. Philips was the only ...
10:40 am EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget HP ships 27-inch Z1 all-in-one workstation, touts 'power without the tower'
We'll hand it to HP -- "power without the tower" is pretty fab. And so is that drop-dead gorgeous 27-inch IPS panel dominating the front of its Z1 workstation. Designed to handle stresses normally t...
10:02 am EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget BlackBerry Curve 9320 shows up on T-Mobile's site, heading to the UK next month?
Last month we heard the Curve 9320 was readying itself for a discrete trip to India, and a recent "coming soon" page on T-Mo's site suggests the device could soon be heading to the UK. While the car...
09:35 am EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget European carriers take shots at Nokia's Lumia line without leaving cover
Reuters reports that four big European carriers are disappointed by Nokia's Lumia range and its ability to compete with the big hitters from Apple and Samsung. None of the naysayers have been named,...
09:19 am EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget IKEA puts away your TV cables, tech credentials
If your abode has ever been touched by the space-saving hand of IKEA, you'll be familiar with its clever, wallet-friendly wares. Now, the Swedish furniture giant is bringing its quirky ideas into th...
08:45 am EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget Hauppauge Broadway scores DVR-like record and playback features
Sure, we didn't have too many major qualms with the Broadway when we reviewed it in February, but it didn't exactly bowl us over either. Still, if it gets a steady diet of software updates like toda...
08:15 am EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget Sony Japan blends the Torne PS3 TV tuner with 500GB of NAS, calls it Nasne
While the PS3's media abilities in the US are limited to what it can access via discs or over the network, in Europe (PlayTV) and Japan (Torne) TV tuners stretch it further. Now, Sony Japan has foll...
07:56 am EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget Braven Six Series speakers offer Bluetooth audio, wired charging
When is a wireless speaker not a wireless speaker? When you can also plug your phone into the speaker to charge it up in a pinch. That's the hook with Braven's new Six Series speakers, anyway, which...
07:27 am EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget Visualized: Space Shuttle Discovery gets prepped for its final flight, gets Boeing piggyback
Strapped to the back of a repurposed Boeing 747, this is how NASA's Space Shuttle Discovery will make its final flight. Over the last few days, the shuttle has been readied and mounted onto the jet,...
07:02 am EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget HTC moves aside CFO who oversaw $300 million Beats Audio deal
HTC's CFO Winston Yung has been shunted into a 'corporate development' role after barely a year on the job. He orchestrated some pretty controversial deals during his tenure, including the $300 mill...
06:19 am EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget THX manages AV settings for pros and consumers with Cinespace HD and Media Director
The Star Wars Blu-ray boxed set was the first movie to ship with THX's Media Director technology built-in, which works with compatible hardware to automatically configure AV settings for optimal qua...
05:05 am EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget Microsoft updates Bing Translator for Windows Phone with offline features (video)
Never again will Windows Phone owners worry about ordering raw beef in Spain without first knowing what'll arrive on their plate. That's because the crew at Microsoft have updated the Bing Translato...
04:01 am EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget Ford Focus Electric test drive and MyFord Mobile hands-on (video)
This is the production version of Ford's Focus Electric for the US market, and we got the chance to take it for a proper test drive last week. Don't fret, though -- Engadget hasn't suddenly turned i...
03:06 am EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget Apple II turns 35, doesn't bother with midlife crisis
It was 35 years ago today that two Steves and a handful of employees introduced the world to a game-changer: the Apple II. Easily recognizable today as one of history's first truly accessible person...
02:37 am EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget Sprint tries the subsidized netbook thing again with WiMAX-infused IdeaPad S205s
Note to everyone: subsidized netbooks aren't a relic. Not quite yet, anyway. In what has to be one of the more bizarre launches of the year, Sprint has seemingly decided it wise to launch a $199.99 n...
01:43 am EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget Boeing 787 set for first biofuel-powered flight tonight
Biofuel in planes is hardly a new idea, but when Boeing's latest and greatest aircraft gets in on the green game, we take notice. That's right, a ANA 787 Dreamliner is currently preparing to take of...
01:06 am EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget NASA deems SpaceX Dragon worthy of the ISS, locks in April 30th launch date
A month ago to the day, SpaceX informed us all that it was aiming to launch its Dragon spacecraft skyward on April 30th, and rendezvous with the ISS a few days later. Now NASA's finally finished its...
12:28 am EDT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Engadget WD's 1TB VelociRaptor HDD gets reviewed: substantial gains, moderate price
Western Digital has expanded its line of desktop-grade VelociRaptors to include a 1TB model that's available now for $310, but those kidding themselves with that whole "250GB is enough" thing can ge...
11:45 pm EDT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Engadget DJI multi-rotor aircraft with Ruling live video feed controller hands-on (video)
Well that's a mouthful. Shenzhen-based DJI Innovations was on hand at NAB today to demonstrate its new hex-rotor aircraft, designed to provide photographers (and videographers) with a low-cost tool ...
10:55 pm EDT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Engadget Microsoft outs three flavors of Windows 8: Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro and Windows RT
We've known for what feels like ages that Windows 8 would come in at least two flavors: one supporting x86 devices and one for ARM machines. Now Microsoft's ready to put a naming scheme on its much-...
10:39 pm EDT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Engadget Must See HDTV (April 16th - 22nd)
Eureka One of the better sci-fi shows of late begins its final season on Syfy tonight as we take our final trip back to Global Dynamics' favorite research facility. We'll try not to let knowing it's...
10:11 pm EDT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Engadget Ceton's Echo Extender for Media Center will be the first to support DTS surround sound
What's the Echo Extender for Media Center got that no other Extender for Media Center has? Support for DTS surround sound, that's what. The catch of course is that the Echo is still just on track fo...
09:39 pm EDT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Engadget RED 9-inch touchscreen, OLED EVF and Meizler Module eyes-on (video)
Deep-pocketed RED owners take heed. The company just demoed some pretty nifty module updates, including an OLED EVF, a new 9-inch touchscreen and the crown jewel Meizler Module, which brings to the ...
09:24 pm EDT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Engadget Leaked video promises Office 15 on a crane, on a train, in a boat, potentially with a goat
What's this, then? It's purportedly a leaked promotional video for Office 15, the upcoming version of Microsoft's perennial favorite software suite. Not surprisingly, the animated short, which was "...
08:57 pm EDT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Engadget Intel 330 Series SSDs official, prices start at $89
Been holding off on stuffing solid state storage into your existing machine because of high prices or reliability issues? Bargain hunters, your SSD may have just arrived in the form of Intel's 330 S...
08:33 pm EDT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Engadget MGM delivers 600 movies to YouTube and Google Play, gives you one more place to watch Robocop
With Robocop currently in rotation on both Netflix and HBO Go, you're probably wondering, "where else can I get my daily dose of media and cultural criticism delivered by a trigger happy law enforce...
08:00 pm EDT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Engadget The art of the gimmick: an interview with the Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne
The Flaming Lips have never done anything small, from the "Parking Lot Experiments" of the mid-90s to this year's Record Store Day album, "The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends." Set for an April 21st re...
07:46 pm EDT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Engadget Google finally grabs Gmail domain and trademark in Germany: users can drop the 'oogle'
Google has offered its email client to willing Germans since 2005, however the typical Gmail domain had already been snapped up by a local businessman in Germany and the company had to plump for the...
07:25 pm EDT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Engadget Tupac hologram performs at Coachella, keeps all eyez on him
Have you been getting a kick out of Coachella's jams and arts in Indio, California? Or, did you decide to peacefully enjoy it from home via YouTube's site? Either way, you may have heard Tupac made ...
06:59 pm EDT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Engadget Blackmagic Cinema Camera packs 'feature film' 2.5K quality, touchscreen for $2,995
While Canon and Red have already stolen the show with new camera announcements here at NAB 2012, Blackmagic Design is trying to carve out a niche for its new Cinema Camera. Priced at $2,995, where t...
06:34 pm EDT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Engadget RED Dragon 6K sensor upgrade eyes-on
"Obsolescence Obsolete" -- that's RED's tagline for the just-announced Dragon sensor upgrade, which is set to bring 6K resolution to EPIC and Scarlet cameras beginning later this year. The sensor mo...
06:34 pm EDT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Engadget RED Dragon 6K sensor upgrade eyes-on (video)
"Obsolescence Obsolete" -- that's RED's tagline for the just-announced Dragon sensor upgrade, which is set to bring 6K resolution to EPIC and Scarlet cameras beginning later this year. The sensor mo...
06:22 pm EDT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Engadget Reed Hastings takes Comcast to task for skirting net neutrality
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings let loose a mini rant on Facebook Sunday, setting his sites squarely on Comcast and its data accounting practices. Highlighting one of the arguments for net neutrality, Has...
05:59 pm EDT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Engadget Dreamworks Animation joins Walmart's disc to digital program
DreamWorks Animation has signed up with Walmart's VUDU-powered disc to digital service. From today, you can take any of the studio's movies (such as Shrek or Kung-Fu Panda) and have them converted t...
05:39 pm EDT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Engadget REDray 4K cinema laser projector and player eyes-on
There's no better way to control the visual experience from shoot to show than to create the camera and the projector. That's likely the thinking behind the REDray, the 4K laser cinema projector mak...
05:39 pm EDT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Engadget REDray 4K cinema laser projector and player eyes-on (video)
There's no better way to control the visual experience from shoot to show than to create the camera and the projector. That's likely the thinking behind the REDray, the 4K laser cinema projector mak...
05:16 pm EDT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Engadget Raspberry Pi boards begin shipping today (video)
The moment has finally arrived: Eben Upton's Linux-powered dream of a super-cheap PC that could revolutionize the way we teach computer science begins shipping from today. RS Components and Allied E...
04:51 pm EDT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Engadget We're live from NAB 2012 in Las Vegas!
Three months ago to the day, we were packing up our CES trailer and making a run for the airport, expecting another year to pass before our return to Sin City. But now, as the National Association o...
04:36 pm EDT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Engadget Microsoft job ads hint at a browser-based version of Skype based on HTML5
There's something thrilling about using job postings to parse a company's strategy, especially when the advert is so gosh darn low on secrecy. Take Microsoft, for instance, which posted four opening...
03:52 pm EDT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Engadget Report: HP's South Korean offices raided over alleged price fixing
Korea Times is a publication that isn't shy of the odd bold statement and today it's claiming that HP's South Korean offices were raided on suspicion of price-fixing deals made with IBM and Oracle. ...
03:27 pm EDT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Engadget Sergey Brin says the internet is under attack by governments, Apple and Facebook
One of the qualifications for scoring a CE-Oh no 'round here is actually being a CEO -- so Sergey Brin does not receive that honor. We will, however, draw attention to what some might call his hyper...
03:01 pm EDT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win a pair of Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Zeal Optics Z3 Transcend GPS goggles!
Nothing like a smooth action movie with Tom Cruise to inspire our latest giveaway, eh? This time Paramount Home Media Distribution is stepping up to the plate to celebrate tomorrow's release of Miss...
02:25 pm EDT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Engadget Sprint confirms Galaxy Nexus release date: coming April 22nd for $200
Remember CES? It feels like an age since Sprint went official with the Google flagship, but now it's finally -- almost -- here. Yep, anyone unhappy with the Verizon variant can now lay claim to the ...
02:25 pm EDT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Engadget Sprint confirms Galaxy Nexus release date: coming April 22nd for $200, preorders open now
Remember CES? It feels like an age since Sprint went official with the Google flagship, but now it's finally -- almost -- here. Yep, anyone unhappy with the Verizon variant can now lay claim to the ...
02:04 pm EDT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Engadget Transformer Prime GPS dongle spotted, won't play nice with keyboard dock
Remember those GPS issues that hobbled ASUS' quad-core tablet? Now, after the company announced a free module to fix this, Land of Droid has managed to snap the first pictures of the Transformer Pri...
01:37 pm EDT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Engadget LG opens up 3D World video store for 2011, 2012 Cinema 3D Smart TVs
Own one of LG's Cinema 3D Smart TVs? If so, you're in luck. The company formerly called Lucky Goldstar is now offering up 3D World, an online video store that, surprise surprise, sells 3D content. Y...
01:03 pm EDT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Engadget 'New' iPad landing in South Korea, Israel and 19 other countries, officially ceases to be new in US
Are you not in one of the 35 countries that already has the "new" iPad? Well, this week may finally mean you can get your hands on the tablet that's already become old hat here in the US. The "resolu...
12:28 pm EDT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: 'Epic Mario' aims to build entire Super Mario Bros. Level 1-1 with Legos (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...
11:31 am EDT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Engadget Vatican and Oxford libraries scan ancient works, let scholars stay in their armchairs
Two of the world's most hallowed libraries are about to get even quieter, having been given $3 million to go with the flow and put some of their oldest collections online. The Vatican Library and Ox...
10:45 am EDT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Engadget Motorola engineer leaks Droid RAZR HD, could lose his desk
If you spent your weekend scanning Picasa for photos shot on a Motorola Droid RAZR HD smartphone, then ordinarily you'd have wasted your time. No phone by that name officially exists, and the Pe...
10:30 am EDT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 134 - 04.16.2012
This week we've put together a Sprint-centric podcast with the help of TechnoBuffalo's Mark Hearn, but that doesn't mean afficionados of other services will be left in the dark: we'll use the carrier...
10:07 am EDT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Engadget RED unveils Dragon sensor upgrade, turns Epic and Scarlet into a 6K camera
Love gadgets named after Hannibal Lecter movies? Good, because RED's announcing the RED Dragon upgrade kit that'll bolt onto your EPIC or Scarlet camera to provide resolutions of 6K at 85fps or 5k a...
09:42 am EDT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Engadget PSA: PlayStation Network goes down for maintenance from 9am EST
Sony is taking its PlayStation Network offline for another health check, starting this morning. During the 13-hour tune-up, you won't be able to access PlayStation Home, Store, their account or play...
09:11 am EDT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Engadget RED teases 4K REDray player and projector for the theater millionaire set
We don't deny our unhealthy love for RED's gear, so just imagine the look on our poor-but-aspiring faces when Jim Jannard teased a 4K laser projector coming this year. Now the spec-list is out, we c...
09:02 am EDT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Engadget Exercise bike connects to original Mario Kart, Rainbow Road shortcut gets even trickier (video)
Canadian modder Brent Smith has managed to connect an aging exercise bike to Nintendo's perennial racer. Naturally, there's some Arduino involvement, but the whole setup plugs directly into an origi...
08:02 am EDT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Engadget Xtex's My Tablet gets you 7-inches of tasty ICS for just 150 bones
Tablets are are great and all, but they sure can be expensive -- especially if you want one running a newer version of Android. Step in Xtex's $150 My Tablet, a 7-inch device loaded with Ice Cream Sa...
08:02 am EDT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Engadget Xtex's My Tablet gets you 7 inches of tasty ICS for just 150 bones (update)
Tablets are are great and all, but they sure can be expensive -- especially if you want one running a newer version of Android. Step in Xtex's $150 My Tablet, a 7-inch device loaded with Ice Cream Sa...
07:05 am EDT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Engadget Samsung will unveil the next Galaxy phone May 3rd in London
After months of rumors Samsung has officially announced the world will meet the next Galaxy phone in London on May 3rd with this invite, first received by Dutch site Tweakers.net. While most speculat...
07:01 am EDT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Engadget Roku 2 XD and Roku 2 XS launch today in Canada with over 100 channels
Having already debuted in the UK, Roku is officially undertaking the second stage of its international attack plan by taking on a new region of North America: Canada. Given the box's roots and popula...
05:15 am EDT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Engadget How would you change Motorola's Xoom 2?
Motorola's Xoom 2 is, undeniably a strong tablet. It was able to beat a Galaxy Tab 10.1 and a Transformer Prime in some of our performance tests, battery life is around nine hours and it's nearly ru...
04:37 am EDT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Engadget ASUS to unveil new K and N series notebooks at Milano Design Week
ASUS still hasn't clued us in how it'll have us experiencing "infinity," but it is letting some of its other plans for Milano Design Week slip -- namely its N56, N76, N46 and K55 notebooks. Notebook...
02:37 am EDT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Engadget Canon Cinema EOS C500 camera hands-on (video)
The familiar EOS-1D C isn't the only Canon camera to make its public debut ahead of NAB. The Cinema EOS series welcomes a third model to the collection this week, with looks that nearly match last ye...
02:15 am EDT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Engadget Canon Cinema EOS-1D C 4K camera hands-on (video)
It's been but half a year since Canon first entered the motion picture market, and the company is already back with its second and third professional video rigs. The Cinema EOS-1D C marks the most dr...
01:43 am EDT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Engadget Meizu MX Quad-core launching with Android 4.0 in June, gets 32GB and 64GB flavors
Can't say we're surprised, but Meizu's finally giving us the lowdown on the quad-core variant of its flagship Android smartphone. Simply dubbed the MX Quad-core, this new device will be powered by a ...
12:32 am EDT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of April 9th, 2012
Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so m...
12:00 am EDT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: solar-powered plane, chrome Fisker Karma and the 'blackest' solar cells ever
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. With the days getting longer and the spring sun creepi...
11:37 pm EDT - Sun, April 15, 2012
Engadget Panasonic introduces new microP2 SD-sized storage at NAB 2012
Among several new announcements for NAB 2012, Panasonic had time to show off its new microP2 card. It does all the high speed transfer pro video shooters have come to expect from their P2 hardware, b...
11:07 pm EDT - Sun, April 15, 2012
Engadget Sony NEX-FS700 cinema camera hands-on (video)
Sony's otherwise dull pre-NAB press conference yielded one gem -- the NEX-FS700 cinema camera -- which the company announced earlier this month. The FS700 doesn't include 4K shooting functionality o...
09:30 pm EDT - Sun, April 15, 2012
Engadget Switched On: When the smartphone giveth, Part 1
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. Part II of this article will be coming next week -- stay tuned! The rise of smartphones hasn't been kind to makers of...
07:48 pm EDT - Sun, April 15, 2012
Engadget Band Pro seeking damages against ARRI and Michael Bravin, expects to get its data back
Should you ever get the itch to illegally peek at a former employer's servers, take a lesson from Michael Bravin: don't. The former ARRI executive's adventures in cooperate espionage have landed him ...
04:23 pm EDT - Sun, April 15, 2012
Engadget Alexandre Herchovitch dresses up HP Pavilion dm1 with golden doilies, higher sticker price
Ask the most fashionable folks you know, looking good isn't cheap -- no surprise then, that playing dress up has put a premium on the HP Pavilion dm1's price tag. Brazilian designer Alexandre Herchov...
04:23 pm EDT - Sun, April 15, 2012
Engadget Alexandre Herchcovitch dresses up HP Pavilion dm1 with golden doilies, higher sticker price
Ask the most fashionable folks you know, looking good isn't cheap -- no surprise then, that playing dress up has put a premium on the HP Pavilion dm1's price tag. Brazilian designer Alexandre Herchco...
01:35 pm EDT - Sun, April 15, 2012
Engadget Robo-guard the South Korean correction service robot says 'stay out of trouble' (video)
It sounds like the sequel that didn't even make it to DVD: RoboCop's jaded, rotund, less attractive younger brother, who never made the police force -- and tired of living in his sibling's shadow -- ...
09:28 am EDT - Sun, April 15, 2012
Engadget Best Buy details its 50 big box store shutdowns in the US, most will close by May 12th
We knew Best Buy planned to close 50 of its big box retail locations by the end of its 2013 fiscal year, and now (just days after Mike Mikan took the CEO-reigns from Brian Dunn) it's detailed all of ...
07:45 am EDT - Sun, April 15, 2012
Engadget Canonical's AWSOME API bridges OpenStack and Amazon clouds, Ubuntu has its head in both
New features and services that improve Canonical's latest version of Ubuntu seem to keep rolling in. The latest addition being the announcement of its AWSOME proxy service. No, that's not us getting ...
04:32 am EDT - Sun, April 15, 2012
Engadget Nouveau open source NVIDIA driver goes stable, gets benchmarked
Nouveau, the open source graphics driver for NVIDIA GPUs is finally taking off the stabilizers, wandering out from the staging area, and being accepted as part of the standard stable kernel set-up. T...
01:50 am EDT - Sun, April 15, 2012
Engadget Ask Engadget: best heavy-duty cloud-storage solution?
We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is from is from is from Joe, who needs to backup h...
12:30 am EDT - Sun, April 15, 2012
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of April 9th, 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 clues to suggest the...
12:03 am EDT - Sun, April 15, 2012
Engadget Canon 'examining countermeasures' for 5D Mark IIIs experiencing top LCD light leak problem
Looks like the honeymoon period with Canon's beastly 5D Mark III is officially over. Over the past few weeks some users have noticed that light leaking from its top-mounted LCD can affect exposure re...
09:33 pm EDT - Sat, April 14, 2012
Engadget Sharp rolls out high-res IGZO LCDs destined for tablets, laptops and monitors
Well, a week (or two) is a long time in the technology industry, and despite that joint venture with Sony heading south, it's not all bad news for Sharp. According to a press release from the panel m...
07:45 pm EDT - Sat, April 14, 2012
Engadget BBS version of Google takes you back in time, won't hog your phone line
If the third digit of your birth year is a nine (or heck, a zero), you'll likely never have experienced the true agony joy that was BBS or Bulletin Board Systems. Well, thanks to nostalgic developer ...
06:07 pm EDT - Sat, April 14, 2012
Engadget Alleged ASUS teaser wants us to 'Experience the Infinity,' fails to explain how
This isn't the first time a mysterious bit of video has come our way with the promise of something new and fabulous from ASUS. The latest such clip comes from a third party, so take it with a hefty p...
04:51 pm EDT - Sat, April 14, 2012
Engadget HTC Golf allegedly appears in press shot sporting ICS and Sense 4
The HTC Golf, as it's known by codename, has been rumored to be in the works for quite some time now, but today marks our first virtual encounter with the device. Thanks to a leaked press image acqu...
03:25 pm EDT - Sat, April 14, 2012
Engadget Japan's Resident Evil 6 bundle costs $1,300: nets you a leather jacket, doesn't make you cool
Engadget has seen plenty of limited edition items looking to lighten the wallets of oil barons and hedge fund managers alike. Now Capcom's readying its bundle for Resident Evil 6's Japan launch and i...
01:53 pm EDT - Sat, April 14, 2012
Engadget Apple issues Flashback removal tool for 10.7 Lion systems not running Java
The Flashback OS X trojan continues to cast a rainy shadow over Mac owners' sense of security, and even though a fix has been released, this was only for what Apple considered "the most common varian...
01:07 pm EDT - Sat, April 14, 2012
Engadget Facebook for PS Vita adds photo uploading, support for all system languages
If you were disappointed with the Facebook app for the Vita due to not being able to share your Unit 13 high score screen grabs, then maybe it's time to reconsider. Version 1.01 just landed, and desp...
11:42 am EDT - Sat, April 14, 2012
Engadget PSA: Pottermore is no longer colloportus, open to muggles and magicians alike
It's been a waitus longissimus, but finally Pottermore has raised the portcullis to the rest of us muggles. You can sign up right now, after which you'll be allocated to your respective Hogwarts hous...
10:15 am EDT - Sat, April 14, 2012
Engadget Dolby Labs and Philips unveil Dolby 3D tech, want to deliver glasses-free 3D in HD
Dolby helped the 3D revolution happen in movie theaters years ago, and now it's teamed up with Philips to do the same for TVs, tablets, laptops and phones. The two companies have created a format and...
07:27 am EDT - Sat, April 14, 2012
Engadget HTC launches trio of Dragons in China, Ice Cream Sandwich on all
HTC's been far from quiet since unveiling its One series to the masses, and today the company's continuing the trend by launching three new devices in China. This trio makes up HTC's Dragon lineup, ...
03:54 am EDT - Sat, April 14, 2012
Engadget PSA: Watch Coachella on YouTube, Google devices for free this weekend
Sure, Google's previous Coachella stream ran about as smoothly as Woodstock 1999's final hours, but that's no reason to abandon the idea. Mountain View has decided to give it another go, streaming 201...
03:04 am EDT - Sat, April 14, 2012
Engadget Republic Wireless opening up reservation system next week in advance of summer beta program
We've already known that Republic Wireless was planning to reopen the beta program for its hybrid WiFi / cellular service this summer, and the company has now finally detailed exactly how that beta w...
02:25 am EDT - Sat, April 14, 2012
Engadget ASUS reportedly to release Transformer Pad 300 on April 22nd
The ASUS Transformer Pad 300 is getting closer to bringing its watered-down Prime flavor to store shelves, as PC World reports a spokesperson confirmed it will begin shipping April 22nd. What they cou...
01:42 am EDT - Sat, April 14, 2012
Engadget Sennheiser intros ritzy IE 800 headphones and HDVD 800 amp, your wallet screams
You thought Sennheiser had already done enough to appease audiophiles this year at CES? Think again. The company has announced yet another new set of headphones with an amp to keep it warm at night,...
01:16 am EDT - Sat, April 14, 2012
Engadget LG renames Optimus LTE to Optimus True HD LTE, disses Samsung's HD Super AMOLED
While the Optimus LTE's already made its way to South Korea, Japan and the US (in the guise of the Spectrum and the Nitro HD), LG's decided to give this dual-core handset a new name ahead of its Hong...
12:44 am EDT - Sat, April 14, 2012
Engadget Valve employee spills the hardware beans: wearable computers, ahoy
When Michael Abrash started working for Valve, he expected the higher-ups to hand him a pile of work and tell him to hop to it. They didn't. Instead, he was told to figure out the most valuable thing...
12:13 am EDT - Sat, April 14, 2012
Engadget 7digital music store offers Windows Phone users 18 million tracks for purchase
In news that can be filed under "better late than never," 7digital has finally brought its impressive music store to the Windows Phone platform. The company has previously promised a January arrival ...
11:55 pm EDT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Engadget HTC fixes rare One S chipping finish issue, swaps phones for free
The black HTC One S uses a process called micro arc oxidation (MAO) to harden its aluminum unibody and make it feel like ceramic. We've recently experienced some chipping on the finish of one of our...
11:34 pm EDT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Engadget Canon firmware update for XF camcorders incoming, brings broadcast friendly format along
Still loving your XF video shooter from Canon, but lamenting the lack of 1440 x 1080, 35 mbps HD? Better sit down on your director's chair then, as it looks like a forthcoming firmware update for the...
11:26 pm EDT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 900 data connectivity fix available now, three days early
Good news came late today for all those Lumia 900 owners out there. It appears that Nokia has officially released the software update to resolve the handset's data connectivity issues -- a full three...
10:52 pm EDT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Engadget LG renames Optimus LTE to Optimus True HD LTE, disses Samsung's HD Super AMOLED
While the Optimus LTE's already made its way to South Korea, Japan and the US (in the guise of the Spectrum and the Nitro HD), LG's decided to give this dual-core handset a new name ahead of its Hong...
10:24 pm EDT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Engadget Sprint will activate LTE on the 800MHz band in 2014
Sprint's Steve Elfman has said that the company's intending to activate an LTE service over its 800MHz spectrum by 2014. Big Yellow's already received 3GPP certification to turn Band 26 into super-f...
10:00 pm EDT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Engadget Mozilla tests out opt-in system for plug-ins in latest Firefox nightly build
Plug-ins bogging down your web browsing? Then it looks like you could soon have another option to cut through the clutter right in Firefox. The latest nightly build of the browser includes a new fea...
09:48 pm EDT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Engadget Google named official social platform of 2012 Republican National Convention
It's no secret that Big G's tight with the federal government, whether it's White House staff hanging out on Google +, or the company giving us all a personal tour of Obama's abode. This time a...
09:19 pm EDT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Engadget HTC One X gets unofficial power management fix, boosts battery life 10 to 20 percent
Somewhere along mike1986's development of Android Revolution HD, a custom ROM for the HTC One X, he found that something amiss with the smartphone's stock system -- its Tegra 3 power management softw...
08:49 pm EDT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Engadget Facebook Offers starts rolling out, spamming your news feed with coupons (video)
When Facebook first announced Offers you we're probably wondering if there was even room for yet another coupon service. Between Google, Groupon, Yelp, Living Social and countless others we're not en...
08:26 pm EDT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Show returns Friday, April 20th!
We're back, fresh off a Webby nomination and ready for a very special episode of The Engadget Show. We took our film crew to Asia this time out, to check out the markets of Taipei, Hong Kong and She...
08:00 pm EDT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Engadget IRL: oStylus Dot, Sansa Clip+ and SanDisk's Extreme Pro 128GB CompactFlash Card
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...
07:39 pm EDT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Engadget FCC Fridays: April 13, 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...
07:16 pm EDT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Engadget Professors develop food-magnifying glasses, no need to super size
Big eyes, small stomach. We've all been there at some point, when we load our plate up with more than our tummies can handle. Now, a team of Professors at Tokyo University has created special glasses...
06:54 pm EDT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Engadget Engadget Podcast 289 - 04.13.2012
The Real Engadget Podcast: New York City: It's when bloggers stop being polite, and start getting real, which for these Engadget Podcasters means talking to their pets and talking to their beers, wit...
06:32 pm EDT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Engadget PSA: Sony details ICS rollout for 2011 Xperia smartphones, Nordic regions to get first dibs
Good news for all you owners of 2011 edition Xperia smartphones -- Sony's Xperia Product Blog has just confirmed that the devices will begin receiving a tasty upgrade to Android Ice Cream Sandwich. T...
06:00 pm EDT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Engadget HTC One V review
It's the other One. While HTC's One X and One S jostle over which has the more potent processor, and customers weigh high-definition screens against high-science coatings, the One V has held back. Q...
05:32 pm EDT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Engadget Spotify's got a 'special announcement' coming next week
Looks like Spotify's not done with its big news. Two days after launching the new Play Button, and a day after getting entirely too excited about adding the Red Hot Chili Peppers to its catalog, the ...
05:32 pm EDT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Engadget ChevronWP7 officially closes up shop for good, hands out App Hub memberships
We were a tad disappointed when ChevronWP7 stopped handing out unlock token for Windows Phones in early January, only two months after launching. But, we held out hope that one day the shop might reo...
05:00 pm EDT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Engadget Cowon Plenue Z2: US pricing, availability and hands-on impressions
Just mention the company's name, and a pair of things come to mind: world-beating sound quality, and above-average prices. Such is life when you're Cowon, which has informed us that its Plenue Z2 por...
04:32 pm EDT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Engadget Listen to the Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 2PM ET!
Continuing on with our unusual schedule for another week, we'll be starting our usual Engadget Mobile Podcast three hours early today. It will be the complete opposite of a fireside chat, but it's go...
04:02 pm EDT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Engadget Apple says e-book price fixing charges 'simply not true,' Macmillan also responds
Not that we were expecting Apple and Macmillan to simply fess up and say, "you're right, totally tried to circumvent the free market," but both companies have come out swinging pretty hard against th...
03:32 pm EDT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Engadget HTC One V now available for pre-order in the UK
Britons! If you're interested in a handset that's reminiscent of the product of a tryst 'twixt Jimmy Hill, Jay Leno and an HTC Legend, then you'll be delighted to hear that the HTC One V is now avai...
03:01 pm EDT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Engadget Three iPad giveaways in three days: day three, courtesy of Gogo!
Here's one last opportunity for you to grab a new iPad for yourself, and Gogo's pulling out all the stops to ensure you're happy with your new treasure both on the ground and in the air. See, the in-...
02:27 pm EDT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Engadget Japanese watchdog agency wants to fine Olympus $2.5 million
Wondering how this whole Olympus accounting scandal is gonna wrap up? Well, it might simply come to a close with a 200 million yen (about $2.5 million) fine. That's the seemingly tiny amount the Japa...
01:57 pm EDT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Engadget Former RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie's very different rescue plan revealed
Sources close to former RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie have revealed his plans to save the company before he was shown the door, a plan that didn't involve handsets. He'd entered into talks with AT&T, ...
01:34 pm EDT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Engadget Could future PureView devices support 4K video?
As we eagerly await the arrival of the 808 PureView, video professionals are pondering the usefulness of that 41-megapixel sensor. On paper, it's capable of shooting continuously-focusing 34-megapix...
01:15 pm EDT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Engadget Distro Issue 36 lands with The Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne, the New York International Auto Show, Ultrabooks and Nikon's D4
Buckle up, folks. The latest installment of our weekly e-publication is chock full of awesome. First, we caught up with The Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne to chat about the role of tech in their m...
12:52 pm EDT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Engadget European Commission outlines plans for Internet of Things regulation
The Internet of Things is on the rise, and when things get big, they tend to get regulated. The European Commission has spotted this trend, and has decided to get its rubber stamp ready, in a bid to ...
12:30 pm EDT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Engadget Portuguese opposition party wants 'terabyte tax,' voters want a new opposition party
Portugal's opposition party, Partido Socialista, is pondering a tax on storage media under the flag of copyright protection. Under the proposal, consumers would pay €0.2 for every gigabyte of st...
12:02 pm EDT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Engadget Google demos Coreboot on Chromebook prototype, hints at Ivy Bridge support (video)
Well what do we have here? Our friends over at Netbooknews spotted this Samsung Chromebook prototype at IDF Beijing 2012. Better yet, Google was using the machine to demo Coreboot -- a fast boot open...
11:38 am EDT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Engadget Microsoft sets up new subsidiary, would like to meet open source types
It's been a mixed bag when it comes to Microsoft and open source involvement, but Redmond's now getting all enthused, setting up an Open Technologies subsidiary dedicated to making friends in open s...
11:04 am EDT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Engadget German court upholds ban on iCloud and MobileMe push emails
It's been well over a month now since Apple suspended push email from its iCloud and MobileMe services, and it doesn't look like it will be switching them back on any time soon. According to the Wall...
11:03 am EDT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Engadget Time Warner and Verizon begin selling bundled packages just to annoy regulators
Verizon's special relationship with the cable houses deepened yesterday as it started to sell bundled mobile and land-line packages with Time Warner Cable, like it does with Comcast. Residents in var...
10:02 am EDT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Engadget Livestream Broadcaster pre-orders available now, shipping at the end of May for $495
A vivid memory of Cisco's would-be FlipLive streaming camera is all we've got, but thankfully there's existing devices out there like the Livestream Broadcaster to help fill that void. Priced at a w...
09:31 am EDT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Engadget DARPA realizes it needs contact lenses, opts for those nice AR tinted ones (video)
DARPA saw the battlefield potential in AR glasses ages ago, when even Sergey Brin was happy to wear regular Ray-Bans. It's now stepped up its investment, giving more cash to one of its research contra...
08:42 am EDT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Engadget Researchers say crab-based computing possible, lobsters throw up claws in disbelief
IBM's Holey Optochip? Yawn. Fujitsu's K supercomputer? Yesterday's news. Forget about boring old conventional computing stuff, the future of computer technology lies in crabs -- lots and lots of crab...
07:42 am EDT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Engadget Zotac ZBOX Nano XS AD11 Plus mini PC launches with E-450 APU, gets reviewed
Zotac and its XBOXes -- just when you think your next dorm room PC couldn't get any smaller... it does. The latest in the stable is the long-winded Nano XS AD11 Plus, a hysterically titled small form...
06:53 am EDT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Engadget Student's push to make Raleigh more walkable relies on homemade signs and QR codes
Walking is apparently underrated. So University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student Matt Tomasulo decided to engage in some "guerilla urbanism" in January with fellow fans of bipedal activity, p...
06:07 am EDT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Engadget Splashtop brings Windows 8 Metro Testbed to Apple's iPad (video)
This has gotta be uncomfortable for the iPad. Now, Windows 8 tablet developers -- or anyone, for that matter -- can test their apps and play with the Microsoft's Metro interface from within the confi...
04:54 am EDT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Engadget Valve job posting reveals plans for homegrown hardware, promises it won't suck
Rumors fluttering about Valve's entry into the hardware market just got a little less salty. According to the outfit's own jobs page, it's prepping to offer consumers "whole new gaming experiences." ...
04:23 am EDT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Engadget Dyson's engineers head off to the races, create dragsters using spare parts, DC-16 motors (video)
Dyson engineers certainly know a thing or two about creating innovative vacuums and fans Air Multipliers, but did you know they've also dabbled in the world of high-speed racing? Such is apparently n...
02:44 am EDT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Engadget Google puts False Start SSL experiment down, nobody notices
Back in September of 2010 Google started experimenting with a new Chrome feature called False Start, which cut the latency of SSL handshakes by up to 30 percent. While the delay in forging a secure ...
01:22 am EDT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Engadget Calyx Institute to create ISP that keeps customer traffic private, away from prying governmental eyes
Wouldn't it be nice if we were free to surf the web free from fear of having our traffic monitored and emails scraped by the NSA? Well, if Nicholas Merrill has his way, we won't have to rely on anonym...
12:29 am EDT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Engadget Project Glass team member shows off mockup for glasses-wearers, says it's for 'everyone'
While Google isn't ready to answer all of the questions we have about its Project Glass concept yet, a member of the team has chimed in on one of the most common questions -- could it work even the u...
11:47 pm EDT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Engadget Intel announces PCI-Express 910 SSD lineup for enterprise customers
See that SSD up there? For a moment, you might've thought it'd make the next great addition to your desktop rig -- and yeah, extra storage without any wires is a really cool idea -- but don't fool yo...
11:03 pm EDT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Engadget Skyrim gets Kinect integration on Xbox, over 200 voice commands in tow (video)
Okay, we have some excellent and some disappointing Skyrim tidbits to share. The good news being that bestseller The Elder Scrolls V is finally adding (real) support for Microsoft's Kinect, but unfo...
10:12 pm EDT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Engadget Scientists create the first universal quantum network, are scared to restart the router
We all know that most networks are, well, just not "quantumy" enough. Good news, then, that German boffins at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics have created the first "universal quantum netwo...
09:43 pm EDT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Engadget Boeing to launch super secure Android phone, hopes it takes off
You know what we've always wondered? Why don't Boeing just hurry up and release a phone? Joking aside, this is really happening. The news comes via National Defense Magazine which reports that the air...
09:22 pm EDT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Engadget Hulu reducing monthly subscription prices in Japan by 33 percent
Looks like Huluers in the Land of the Rising Sun may have something to cheer about, as the entertainment service announced earlier it's lowering its monthly fees. Hulu claims the reason behind the d...
09:08 pm EDT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Engadget Apple releases fix for Flashback malware
It promised earlier this week that a fix was coming, and Apple has now delivered a Java security update that is says removes "the most common variants of the Flashback malware." That update also reco...
08:57 pm EDT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Engadget Sprint's HTC EVO 4G LTE zips into the FCC, zips back out again
HTC's EVO 4G LTE swung down on a rope of white mercy and straight into the FCC's cold and dark underground bunker. Given that the device is exclusive to Sprint, it's no surprise to see that it'll sl...
08:30 pm EDT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Engadget Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight hands-on
What's American's number one problem in the bedroom? Honestly, whatever you first guessed is probably the right answer. For the sake of this conversation, however, let's just assume that it's light,...
08:15 pm EDT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Podcast, live at 5:00PM ET!
Tim has gone to a better place (he'll be back next week), but Brian and Terrence will be holding things down in the studio. And this time out we'll by joined via Skype by one Michael Gorman. Join us...
08:06 pm EDT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Engadget Google reports $10.65 billion in revenue for Q1 2012, splits stock
Google just announced its earnings for Q1 of 2012 and the company did not disappoint. It raked in $10.65 billion, a full 24 percent higher than last year for the same time period and a hefty improvem...
07:58 pm EDT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Engadget Canonical prepping to launch Ubuntu as smartphone OS?
Crawling the job posting boards over at Canonical turns up a pretty interesting position, one for a Business Development Manager (Ubuntu Phone OS). Now, we're not quite ready to jump to any conclusio...
07:30 pm EDT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Engadget HTC Titan II review
Titan. It's a ballistic missile and one of Saturn's moons. The word also plays a huge role in Greek mythology and in normal use refers to something of enormous power and influence. So it's understand...
07:11 pm EDT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Engadget Keepin' it almost fake Kinect console has 23 games, no shame
So, it's not quite a fake Kinect, but to say there's a little bit of crossover in the DNA would be a bit of an understatement, wouldn't you say? Dubbed the iGame Move, it claims to be a "32-bit camer...
06:50 pm EDT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Engadget Pebble smartwatch raises $100,000 in two hours, retires on a beach
It always pleases us when interesting Kickstarter projects do well. Especially ones that fly as well as this. Just two hours after launching, the Pebble watch from Allerta landed $100,000 in pledges....
06:28 pm EDT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Engadget VizTools reveals HandiZoom video accessory for Canon DSLRs
Wanna shoot really serious video of the sidewalk on your DSLR, but can't get along with those dicey standard controls? Then maybe VizTools has a solution -- or at least a working prototype it's ready...
06:05 pm EDT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Engadget Sprint LG Viper 4G up for pre-order now, coming on April 22nd
Just as promised when we first met the carrier's Viper 4G, Sprint's placing the device up for pre-order today. Notably, rumors of an eventual April 22nd release date can now rest comfortably, with ...
05:43 pm EDT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Engadget Nintendo puts 3DS in the Louvre, France remains generally indifferent
Sharing a birthplace with Arséne Wenger, Jean-Paul Satre and Jules Verne, the Louvre is France's most prized national treasure. In partnership with Nintendo, the museum finally replaced those...
05:21 pm EDT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Engadget CE-Oh no he didn't!: Tony Fadell calls Honeywell out on patent claims
Smart thermostats might not be the cut-throat world of litigation like, say, mobile phones, but that doesn't mean the odd feather doesn't get ruffled from time to time. Nest CEO, Tony Fadell, is unde...
05:01 pm EDT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Engadget Amazon CloudSearch brings A9 to devs and businesses
Amazon certainly isn't the first to offer hosted search services for third parties, but its model might make it the simplest option. Businesses or devs looking to create custom search indexes need onl...
04:41 pm EDT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Engadget RIM patent application ponders a desk dock for your BlackBerry
It's that special time of the week when we examine the what-ifs and whys of the patent system. Research in Motion applied for a patent last year to construct a telephone-dock that'll nestle your Bla...
04:19 pm EDT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Engadget Shigeru Miyamoto admits he's a fan of Angry Birds, just like the rest of us
Mario and Zelda (amongst others) creator Shigeru Miyamoto was in Paris to promote the launch of the Nintendo 3DS as a guide in the Louvre. While company executives have previously dismissed and decri...
03:57 pm EDT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Engadget LogMeIn branches out from its remote desktop roots, intros Cubby cloud sharing service
Ready for yet another option in world of cloud storage services? LogMeIn today announced it's ready to get in on the remote storage action with its own service, built atop its Gravity Data Service, d...
03:36 pm EDT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Engadget Leaked Microsoft roadmap reveals Office 15, IE 10 and Windows Phone details
If it's accurate, then this leaked Microsoft roadmap has revealed the company's plans for many of its forthcoming products. Here's the basics: Internet Explorer 10 is due part-way through the year, ...
03:23 pm EDT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Engadget Facebook revealing the personal data it collects, won't spare your drunk-poking blushes
Facebook's massively expanding its Download Your Information service into an all-encompassing archive of the data Mr. Zuckerberg collects about your daily dose of people-stalking. DYL was introduced i...
03:01 pm EDT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Engadget Three iPad giveaways in three days: day two, courtesy of CloudOn!
The amazing three day iPad giveaway campaign continues, and we're only halfway through. Day two is already here, and it's time to enter to win another new iPad. This time it's CloudOn (iTunes link) t...
02:42 pm EDT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Engadget OCZ says its Indilinx controller is actually built by Marvell, but has custom firmware
OCZ received stacks of praise following its brave switch to in-house Indilinx-branded controllers, which have delivered solid performance in both the Octane and Vertex 4 SSDs. However, the company ha...
02:01 pm EDT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Engadget Cactus Ridge Thunderbolt controllers now shipping?
It was way back in September that the leaves fell and revealed Intel's plans for the Cactus Ridge revision of Thunderbolt chips. Now, VR-Zone claims it's received confirmation that the second generat...
01:42 pm EDT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Engadget US Court: Code isn't property, therefore it can't be stolen
New York's Second Circuit Court of Appeals has decided that computer code cannot be stolen after acquitting former Goldman Sachs programmer Sergey Aleynikov. He'd been charged with property theft and...
01:19 pm EDT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Engadget Kindle Touch update adds Europe-friendly languages, landscape mode
April 27th is nearly upon us, heralding the arrival of the Kindle Touch in Europe. Before that happens, Amazon's pushed out a software update packed with language support for the continent, landscap...
01:00 pm EDT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Engadget PSA: Sony SmartWatch now available in the US for $150
What's the most useful smartwatch of them all? If you guessed Sony's, you've got reason to smile: we just got word that it's finally available here in the US of A. As expected, the SmartWatch costs ...
01:00 pm EDT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Engadget Canon unveils EOS-1D C and C500 4K Cinema cameras, two new lenses ahead of NAB
In a departure from its last introduction as dramatic as the C300's Hollywood launch itself, Canon has quietly announced two additional cameras to sit alongside the company's former lone flagship. Yo...
01:00 pm EDT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Engadget Sony SmartWatch now available in the US for $150
What's the most useful smartwatch of them all? If you guessed Sony's, you've got reason to smile: we just got word that it's finally available here in the US of A. As expected, the SmartWatch costs ...
01:00 pm EDT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Engadget Canon unveils EOS-1D C and C500 4K Cinema cameras, two new lenses ahead of NAB (updated)
In a departure from its last introduction as dramatic as the C300's Hollywood launch itself, Canon has quietly announced two additional cameras to sit alongside the company's former lone flagship. Y...
12:30 pm EDT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Engadget Fusion-io announces ioFX, a super-SSD that's already garnered an Oscar
You've heard of Fusion-io, right? It produces super-SSDs with the teeth-whitening ioMemory that's so fast it can manage a billion input and output operations every second. Now it's bundling that gea...
11:57 am EDT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Engadget Genius Ring Air Mouse scrolls through the FCC, added buttons in tow
If the Ring Mouse caught your attention a while back, you're in luck. The Genius Ring Air Mouse has tiptoed through the FCC with a dapper new façade and sporting both air cursor and scroll mod...
11:35 am EDT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Engadget Adobe outs Premier Pro CS6: a 'massive release' with better multicam and more
If you turned your back on FCP X even after the big update, then the latest version of Adobe Premier Pro may be of particular interest. CS6 brings an enhanced 64-bit playback engine that can handle 5...
11:35 am EDT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Engadget Adobe outs Premiere Pro CS6: a 'massive release' with better multicam and more
If you turned your back on FCP X even after the big update, then the latest version of Adobe Premiere Pro may be of particular interest. CS6 brings an enhanced 64-bit playback engine that can handle 5...
11:00 am EDT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 remote viewfinder hands-on (video)
At last night's launch of the US-bound Galaxy Player 4.2 -- also known elsewhere as the Galaxy S WiFi 4.2 -- we had the opportunity to try out Samsung's remote viewfinder with the WiFi-equipped WB15...
10:33 am EDT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Engadget BT super-charges fiber-optic broadband today, for the lucky few who can get it
Excuse our sour grapes, but the fortunate proportion of Britons with access to BT's fibre fiber-optic broadband will find everything much faster from today at no extra cost. Infinity 1 customers now ...
10:01 am EDT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Engadget Australia pondering joining e-book lawsuit bandwagon
If Apple, Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillian, Penguin and Simon & Schuster thought they only had to contend with a federal e-book lawsuit in the US, they'd better think again. Australia's Compe...
09:27 am EDT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Engadget Intel plans to roll out Ivy Bridge based Xeon E3s, low-power Atom chips for micro servers
Ask any gardener, once you let ivy grow, it gets everywhere. Even though Intel just planted a fresh family of Sandy Bridge-based server CPUs, reports of a new line of Xeon E3 chips sporting the firm'...
08:33 am EDT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Engadget MythTV 0.25 is finally available with a bundle of new features
One year, four months and 30 days after its last major release, MythTV has -- after a short delay -- released v0.25 to the world. We've already discussed many of its new features including DirectX ac...
07:46 am EDT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Engadget PS Vita gets (another) firmware update, free-to-play Montezuma Blitz available now
It's been barely a week since the last one, but Sony's now begun rolling out firmware version 1.67. It's another meaty download, weighing in at just under 100MB, although there's no detail on what i...
06:01 am EDT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Engadget Kaz Hirai reveals 'One Sony' turnaround strategy, will cut 10,000 jobs
Freshly minted Sony CEO Kaz Hirai has revealed his plan to turn around Sony's fortunes and as rumored, it includes significant cuts. Two days ago, the company revised its projections for the 2011 fis...
05:24 am EDT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Engadget Biegert & Funk bring the literal time to your wristwatch with QLOCKTWO W
It's a common desire among everyday folk: we often say we'd like to read more, if only we had the time. While it's unlikely to fill your noggin with the prose of Hemingway or the poetry of Whitman, a...
04:46 am EDT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus 3D Max wages dual-core war in benchmark tests
A mere day has passed since we stumbled upon initial benchmarks for the Optimus 4X HD, and now, yet another LG smartphone has tossed its hat into the arena. In the Optimus 3D Max's arsenal is a dual-...
03:33 am EDT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Engadget Marketplace takes a look at how the iPad is made and who, exactly, builds it
The unique privilege of jumpsuiting up and prowling the Foxconn factory floor may be reserved for the likes of Tim Cook and Nightline's Bill Weir, but thanks to American Public Media's Marketplace, ...
02:52 am EDT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Engadget Jaws debuts on Blu-ray August 14th remastered and upmixed (video)
Universal Pictures promised it would celebrate its centennial by bringing classics out of the vaults and onto Blu-ray discs and now one of our most anticipated flicks, Jaws, finally has a release dat...
02:08 am EDT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Engadget Apple TV (2012) raids iPad 2 parts bin, packs 32nm A5 silicon
Cupertino's latest Apple TV has already been torn asunder and had its guts revealed to all the online world. And, we've already told you of the many ways that it differs from its predecessor. Despite...
01:34 am EDT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Engadget Apple Macintosh 128k prototype with 5.25-inch Twiggy floppy drive for sale on eBay
Apple's Macintosh took many forms over the years, from its initial concept by Jef Raskin as a $500 appliance that contained a built-in keyboard, printer and 5-inch display, to its ceremonious debut i...
12:49 am EDT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Engadget Microsoft wins injunction in Washington against Motorola, can keep selling stuff in Germany
Microsoft's been waging legal war against Motorola on several fronts for some time now, and today, team Redmond scored a victory in a federal district court in Washington that'll have repercussions i...
12:17 am EDT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Engadget Samsung prices Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 at $400, rings up a fresh pair of Galaxy Players for $150, $200
Sammy's gone ahead and priced the latest in its Galaxy Tab and Player series, affixing monetary stickers to not only the 7-inch slate we just took for a spin, but to its 10-inch brother and a pair of...
11:44 pm EDT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Engadget Intel says 75 Ultrabooks in the pipeline with 3rd-gen HD 2500 and 4000 GPUs
Intel's new laptop chips should start hitting shelves soon, packing those new 2500 and 4000 HD graphics chips in a package manufactured using Chipzilla's new 22nm process. And we're not talking about...
11:00 pm EDT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) review
Samsung unveils Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) hands-on (video) Amazon Kindle Fire reviewThere's an age-old saying: "If a tree falls in the forest and no one's around to hear it,...
10:35 pm EDT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Engadget Facebook launches 'groups for schools,' keeps enrollment tight
It's no secret that Facebook encourages users to spend as much time as possible on the site, doing things like sharing photos, playing games, chatting, and of course, sharing status updates. Now, the...
10:03 pm EDT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Engadget Verizon HTC Incredible 4G gets press render, sheepishly grins for Mr. Blurrycam
Promise not to laugh, folks, because this one appears a bit camera shy: meet the HTC Incredible 4G for Verizon Wireless. As you can see, the designers have kept the same industrial, funky and yet aus...
09:31 pm EDT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Engadget Google brings better YouTube integration to Orkut, hopes you haven't forgotten
Remember Orkut? You know, one of Google's early efforts at diving into the social networking game. Well, the website's still operating at full force, with more than three quarters of its 66 million ...
09:06 pm EDT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Engadget Google Currents app updated with international support, offline reading
Folks in the US have been able to use the Google Currents app to read various websites (including this one) with more of a magazine-style layout since late last year, and now those outside the countr...
08:49 pm EDT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Engadget Huawei Ascend G 300 coming to Vodafone UK on April 13th
We've laid our eyes (and hands) on the Ascend G 300 a pair of times, first while it was sneaking past the FCC, then shortly after that when we took it for a quick spin at MWC in Barcelona. Now, Huaw...
08:32 pm EDT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Engadget MLB Network launches Strike Zone all-highlights channel on four providers
For football fans the NFL Red Zone and ESPN Goal Line Channels have streamlined game day viewing by focusing on switching between scoring opportunities from simultaneously airing games and now Major L...
08:24 pm EDT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Engadget Android devs: if you can't use your app with your eyes closed, open them and read this
Google's doing a lot to bolster its Android developers guide at the moment, with fresh design tips we covered yesterday and then a new section on accessibility arriving shortly after. The latter prov...
08:00 pm EDT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: Berlin Boombox recyclable cardboard stereo (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...
07:41 pm EDT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Engadget StatCounter finds 1366 x 768 to be most popular screen resolution for the first time
It's had quite a run, but it looks like the old standby resolution of web designers everywhere, 1024 x 768, has finally been eclipsed by a newer, wider rival. According to web analytics firm StatCou...
07:25 pm EDT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia Sola hits the FCC, gets dissected by regulators
Sola, Pepper, MT27i -- it's got many names, and now it's got the official thumbs up from American regulators. The Sony Xperia Sola made an appearance at the FCC, got itself torn asunder and even drag...
07:07 pm EDT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Engadget Asus Eee Pad MeMo benchmarks come out fighting, other slates take note (video)
It's been a long and winding road for the tongue-twisting Asus Eee Pad MeMo ME171, and though we did get a first-hand look back at CES it's finally available to call your own. The team over at Netboo...
06:49 pm EDT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Engadget Western Digital ships 7mm HDD for Ultrabooks, losing down pavement cracks
Western Digital is whipping the sheets clear from a new, 7mm tall 2.5-inch mobile HDD that'll sit nicely inside your Ultrabook or other skinny device. The single-platter Scorpio Blue comes in 320 an...
06:21 pm EDT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Engadget Kyocera joins forces with IHI and Mizuho on 70-megawatt solar plant
Japan is often on the cutting edge of technology, but one of the things it apparently does not have is a collection of large solar power plants. Kyocera, better known state side for its interesting c...
06:01 pm EDT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Engadget Netflix for Windows Phone hits v2.0, heads to the UK, Ireland and Latin America
Via its blog site, Netflix announced that version 2.0 of its Windows Phone app is now ready for your downloading pleasure. The refresh hands the application a passport to head over to the United Kin...
05:40 pm EDT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Engadget LG Viper 4G may hit Sprint stores on April 22nd
Pre-orders of Sprint's first LTE-capable device, the LG Viper 4G, begin tomorrow. The Now Network is keeping quiet on an official release date for the time being, but that isn't stopping the carrier...
05:25 pm EDT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Engadget Toshiba AT300 gets Excited at the FCC
As we rub our eyes and squint at the sliver of a label on the FCC report, we can clearly see it reads Toshiba AT300. This, as you may recall, was the model number worn by the Japan-only 10.1 inch Reg...
04:52 pm EDT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Engadget Japanese biometric ATM reads your palm, tells fortune
A palm reading cash machine might not tell you your fortune, but it will, at least, dispense some of it. Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank in Japan has revealed that it will introduce the nation's first ATM that l...
04:20 pm EDT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Show is nominated for a Webby Award!
Dearest readers, we'd like to take this opportunity to share a bit of good news -- we've been nominated for a Webby Award for The Engadget Show! It's the third year running that our in-house video pr...
04:00 pm EDT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Interview: ViaSat CEO Mark Dankberg on Exede and the future of in-flight WiFi
When you think about satellite internet, dismal speeds, ridiculous latency and astronomical fees are likely first to come to mind. But the only technology capable of blanketing our entire planet in c...
03:32 pm EDT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Engadget Verizon pushes its upgrade fee to $30 on April 22nd
Ah, it was only a matter of time before Verizon decided to jump on the bandwagon of ridiculously high upgrade fees, now that Sprint and AT&T have both exercised the option. Big Red announced this...
03:01 pm EDT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Engadget Three iPad giveaways in three days: day one, courtesy of Wonders of the Universe!
The response has been absolutely amazing since we began our regular series of giveaways two months ago. As a way of showing our gratitude -- not to mention the fact that these contests aren't going ...
02:40 pm EDT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile hands out press invites to One S event on April 18th
We knew T-Mobile has been planning to release its version of the HTC One S sometime in the near future, but we haven't received any official word on exactly when that desired release date will be. T...
02:10 pm EDT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Engadget Justice Department formally charges Apple, big five publishers in e-book price fixing case
The Justice Department has formally decided to sue Apple, Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillian, Penguin and Simon & Schuster over alleged e-book price-rigging. Apple and Macmillian have already d...
02:10 pm EDT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Engadget Justice Department formally charges Apple, big five publishers in e-book price fixing case (update)
The Justice Department has formally decided to sue Apple, Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillian, Penguin and Simon & Schuster over alleged e-book price-rigging. Apple and Macmillian have already d...
02:00 pm EDT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Engadget Allerta intros Pebble smartwatch, inPulse's attractive younger sibling
Remember the inPulse Smartwatch? Say hello to its attractive younger sibling, the Pebble e-paper watch. Allerta's latest creation -- which is launching today on Kickstarter for $99 in three colors -...
02:00 pm EDT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Engadget Gaikai brings its cloud gaming to Facebook, launches beta application
Gaikai's certainly grown leaps and bounds since its early days, and today the cloud gaming firm takes another step by joining the largest social networking platform on the globe. For starters, this ...
01:41 pm EDT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Engadget Google+ gets a major update, simpler UI and heavier focus on Hangouts (video)
Google isn't quite calling it version 2.0, but today's update to its flagship social product is just that. As with most Mountain View projects, the new Google+ will rollout gradually, but as it ...
01:24 pm EDT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Engadget Twitter and Facebook for BlackBerry get BBM connected, BBM gets some animated avatars
BlackBerry fans of the world over rejoice: some of your favorite social apps have just become slightly more connected to your favorite smartphone ecosystem. RIM announced today via its official blog ...
01:01 pm EDT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Engadget BBC Sport connected TV app launches on UK TiVos, brings BBC News along
As a part of the BBC's run up to this year's Olympics, it is bringing new approaches to broadcast technology in a number of ways including 3D, online streaming, multiple HD channels and now, connecte...
12:38 pm EDT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Engadget Nokia: Two million Lumia phones sold in Q1 but profits still falling
Nokia's announced preliminary information on its forthcoming Q1 results due on April 19th. It's reportedly sold €4.2 billion worth of phones, €2.3 billion coming from the sale of 71 million...
12:03 pm EDT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Engadget Is Windows Phone 8 popping up on a WP7 App?
The "I'm a WP7" app is now showing records of both Windows Phone 8 Apollo (build 8.0.9662.0) and Windows 8 Desktop Jupiter (6.2.8288.0) emulators. It seems to tie in with rumors that software testin...
11:02 am EDT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Engadget AT&T lights up LTE network in St Louis, expands coverage in Staten Island
AT&T continues to slowly spread its flavor of 4G LTE throughout the land, tonight crossing two St. Louis and Staten Island off of its spring / early summer expansion list. The timing is favorable...
10:22 am EDT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Engadget New Eye-Fi Mobile X2 card does old tricks, but with less hassle for Android and iOS users
Direct Mode on an Eye-Fi card makes a lot of sense when you want to beam photos from your camera straight to your smartphone. The latest edition of the Mobile X2 promises to simplify this process by ...
10:02 am EDT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Engadget New Eye-Fi Mobile X2 card does old tricks, but with less hassle for Android and iOS users
Direct Mode on an Eye-Fi card makes a lot of sense when you want to beam photos from your camera straight to your smartphone. The latest edition -- the Mobile X2 -- promises to simplify this process ...
10:00 am EDT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Engadget Spotify launches Play Button in bid to become the web's default music player
The music streaming wars have been heating up a good deal, as of late, thanks in no small part Spotify's long-awaited US launch. Since then, Rhapsody bought its one-time chief competitor Napster, bot...
09:20 am EDT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Engadget Intel Medfield sporting Lenovo K800 to land next month, has an avatar in tow
Wondering when the Lenovo K800 will finally land? Or perhaps you're curious about how those Medfield processors will perform in real life? The answer to both those questions should be with us towards...
09:20 am EDT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Engadget Intel Medfield-packing Lenovo K800 to land next month, has an avatar in tow
Wondering when the Lenovo K800 will finally land? Or perhaps you're curious about how those Medfield processors will perform in real life? The answer to both those questions should be with us towards...
08:38 am EDT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Engadget NFC version of Nokia Lumia 610 accidentally leaked on YouTube
In a world where NFC is just starting to become useful, its notable absence on Nokia's Windows Phones has been increasingly, well, notable. But a video that temporarily appeared on the Finnish phone-...
08:38 am EDT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Engadget NFC version of Nokia Lumia 610 accidentally leaked on YouTube (update: now official)
In a world where NFC is just starting to become useful, its notable absence on Nokia's Windows Phones has been increasingly, well, notable. But a video that temporarily appeared on the Finnish phone-...
07:24 am EDT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Engadget James Cameron to create sparks with Robogeddon on Discovery Channel
Fresh off his return from the briny deep, James Cameron is set to create a television show for the Discovery Channel called Robogeddon. Similar to BattleBots and Robot Wars, the program will feature ...
05:47 am EDT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Engadget YouTube gives live video streamers better production tools, ways to make money
It's been about a year since YouTube took the beta tag off of its live video streams and to celebrate it's flipping the switch on a few new features. One major way to pull in better content is to all...
04:33 am EDT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Engadget Wolfram Alpha now does literary analysis, breaks down the Bard's work
Literary geeks rejoice! Wolfram Alpha has given you the tools to examine the works of William Shakespeare in ways you've never cared to imagined. Ever wondered how many words are in the second act of...
03:19 am EDT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Engadget That's right, folks: Instagram now supports HTC One X
Upon it's debut, one notable smartphone was curiously absent from Instagram's list of supported devices: the HTC One X. Thankfully, all of that worry is now behind filter lovers, as the latest update...
01:50 am EDT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Engadget Apple publishes support page for Flashback malware, is working on a fix
After the Flashback / Flashfake Mac trojan was exposed by Russian site Dr. Web, Apple has finally responded by publishing a support page about the issue and promising a fix. If you haven't heard by n...
01:26 am EDT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Engadget Nokia makes Lumia 900 free to all AT&T customers, now through April 21st
Now through April 21st, any AT&T customer who purchases a Lumia 900 will receive a $100 rebate from Nokia -- effectively making the device free. The move is ostensibly a goodwill gesture from the...
01:11 am EDT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Engadget Archos Child Pad arrives at FCC, escapes drool-free
If our eyes don't deceive us, that's the Archos Child Pad that just arrived at the FCC. Now, we know what you're thinking: any proper test of this tablet would require someone gnawing on the corners ...
12:04 am EDT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Engadget Comcast Xfinity TV iOS app adds integrated DVR manager so you don't miss Deadliest Catch
Comcast's Xfinity TV app for iOS has seen more than a few updates since it launched back in 2010 that added support for video on-demand streaming anywhere, live TV in-home with additional hardware an...
11:32 pm EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget Refreshed Roku HD spotted in stores, drops the 2 but adds some purple flair
That purple-striped Roku HD seen skulking about the FCC last month has now been observed in the wild by our friend Dave Zatz. It's apparently on shelves now, with all the features of the box recently...
11:27 pm EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget Kubuntu 12.10 gains Blue Systems as sponsor, Canonical waves farewell
Everyone loves a happy ending, and it's with this in mind that we share the latest round of good news from the Kubuntu team. Starting with version 12.10, the popular KDE variant of Ubuntu will have s...
10:47 pm EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget CloudOn bolsters it Office-friendly iPad app with support for Box and Adobe Reader
CloudOn managed to attract a fair bit of attention earlier this year with its cloud-based app that indirectly brought Microsoft Office to the iPad, and it's now back with version 2.0 of said app. Th...
10:47 pm EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget CloudOn bolsters its Office-friendly iPad app with support for Box and Adobe Reader
CloudOn managed to attract a fair bit of attention earlier this year with its cloud-based app that indirectly brought Microsoft Office to the iPad, and it's now back with version 2.0 of said app. Th...
10:20 pm EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 294 - 04.10.2012
This week on the Engadget HD podcast it's not all about Netflix -- it just seems that way. The streaming company has new apps out on the Xbox 360 and coming to TiVo, but we're also going to be busy t...
10:20 pm EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget Adidas debuting miCoach tracking technology in this year's MLS All-Star Game (video)
While it's been a few months since Adidas launched those intelligent F50 miCoach cleats, it finally looks as if the German outfit's ready to test the tech on the football pitch. Adidas announced ear...
10:06 pm EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget Adidas debuting miCoach tracking technology in this year's MLS All-Star Game (video)
While it's been a few months since Adidas launched those intelligent F50 miCoach cleats, it finally looks as if the German outfit's ready to test the tech on the football pitch. Adidas announced ear...
10:06 pm EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 294 - 04.10.2012
This week on the Engadget HD podcast it's not all about Netflix -- it just seems that way. The streaming company has new apps out on the Xbox 360 and coming to TiVo, but we're also going to be busy t...
09:44 pm EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget Sprint website hints at Samsung Galaxy Note for the Now Network
Well, color us tickled, but upon our recent visit to Sprint's website, we found a curious, unbranded device that looks awfully similar to Samsung's Galaxy Note. Might this fantastic phablet be the ne...
09:27 pm EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget Micron ships RealSSD C400 mSATA SSD into slender Ultrabooks
The only problem with mobile gizmos getting even more mobile? The cost of those bantam components squeezed within 'em. That said, at least we have the option to trim a few more millimeters from the ch...
08:55 pm EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget Ergo GoTab Epic hands-on (video)
There's a new entrant in the cut-throat world of British budget tablet makers: Birmingham-based Ergo Electronics. It previewed its new GoTab line of Ice Cream Sandwich-powered slates and e-readers a...
08:24 pm EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget Netflix for Android updated with fresher UI for volume controls, other 'stability improvements'
Heads-up, Android users -- Netflix has just issued a revised build of its app on the aforementioned platform, and while the changelog here is but three points long, they seem to be somewhat significa...
08:13 pm EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget Notion Ink Adam 2 won't have HD screen due to battery constraints
Notion Ink has already revealed a few of the features its forthcoming Adam 2 tablet will have, and it's now also confirmed something it won't have: an HD (or higher res) screen like some of its compe...
07:44 pm EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget Google Chrome 19 beta brings live tab synching to the fold
You know the score. You've stepped away from your desktop, and then you think to yourself, "Damn. If only I could remember that website I'd just visited." Now, users of Google Chrome's latest beta wi...
07:17 pm EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia S heading to Canada on April 17th, exclusive to Sony Stores
Still patiently waiting to find out when Sony's NXT child will hit Canadian shelves? According to the Japanese outfit, residents of the Great White North can finally expect the Xperia S to make a gr...
06:53 pm EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget D-Link releases budget-priced MovieNite streaming media player
Better late than never, right? D-Link has finally decided to join the likes of Roku and Apple at the media streaming party with its new MovieNite device. It offers 1080p video content from Vudu, Netf...
06:29 pm EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget Adobe Mobile Reader 10.2 adds signature, form support
For years, you've been eager to dump that aging landline-tethered fax machine, but those occasional signature requirements have forced you to delay the disposal, time and time again. Well it might ju...
06:08 pm EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget Cogoo's Turntable Rider puts the 'mix' in BMX, 'awesome' in these videos
What if a company built a mixer for your BMX bike? What if said mixer could wirelessly control the music you're grooving to while riding? What if we had two videos to prove that such luxuries do, in ...
05:41 pm EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget Sony unveils E Series 14P laptops with gesture-based controls
They may not be the thinnest or most powerful machines Sony's ever introduced, but the new trio hopes to catch a few hearts here and there. A follow-up to those flashy VAIOs we saw a while back, the...
05:17 pm EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget Space Shuttle Discovery to make final in-air appearance in 1,500-foot DC flyover
Folks lucky enough to be in the nation's capital next week will have one final opportunity to gawk at Space Shuttle Discovery as the decommissioned spacecraft makes its way to its final resting place...
04:45 pm EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget Apple CEO Tim Cook to open D10 conference: yes, we'll be liveblogging
The All Things D conference has a long history of wrangling an impressive speaker list, and this year's gala is no different. The outlet has just confirmed that Apple CEO Tim Cook will be the keynote...
04:21 pm EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget Buy this book: Darren Murph's 'iPad Secrets'
We have something of a history of Engadget editors writing books on tech-related topics, and our esteemed Managing Editor (and Guinness World Record-holder) Darren Murph is the latest to join the cl...
04:00 pm EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget Intel adds rugged Studybook tablet to its student-friendly Classmate lineup
File this under: "Wait, that didn't happen already?" Intel just announced the Studybook, that tablet you see up there, and believe it or not it's only the first slate to join the company's lineup of...
03:40 pm EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget Microsoft brings Word, PowerPoint, Excel to Symbian Belle handsets
As promised, Nokia and Microsoft have made the mobile versions of Word, PowerPoint and Excel available to select Symbian Belle handsets. Earlier this year, the duo heralded the release of OneNote, D...
03:16 pm EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget Ancestry.com offers 'most comprehensive' Titanic records, not in 3D
You could mark the 100th anniversary of Titanic by going to see a 3D version of a 15-year-old film. Or, if you're so inclined, you can do some more serious research on the matter, checking out what ...
02:53 pm EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget Kingston HyperX 3K SSD review round-up: Cheaper than its predecessor and almost as good
Kingston's new HyperX 3K SSD has appeared, powered by a second-generation SandForce SF-2281 processor. Sizes ranging from 90GB to 480GB and are appropriately priced between $140 to $700 -- depending...
02:30 pm EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget Chrome OS update pushes Aura desktop UI to devs
When the Aura UI first reared its rather ugly head back in November it was unclear what the future of the project was. Now, though, the hardware accelerated window manager and desktop has grown up (a...
02:13 pm EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn unexpectedly resigns, Mike Mikan takes over
From humble beginnings as a sales associate in 1985 with no college education Brian Dunn climbed the corporate ladder at Best Buy, eventually finding himself at the top of the food chain in 2009 when...
01:50 pm EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget Amazon adds in-app purchasing to Appstore for Android devices, Kindle Fire
Amazon's Appstore has offered a typical application acquisition experience, save for one important detail: in-app purchasing. Beginning today, devs can now take advantage of the familiar revenue boos...
01:23 pm EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 900 arriving in the UK April 27th, dressed in white
Sure, the US has already had its chance at Nokia's Windows-packing smartphone, but UK-based fans of the Lumia 900 won't have to wait too much longer, if the release date on Phones 4u's site is to be ...
01:13 pm EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget Samsung's WiFi-equipped NX20 camera gets FCC mugshot
Pretty, isn't it? You're looking at a regulatory block diagram of the NX20, which is still unannounced but is probably the successor to Sammy's NX11 mirrorless camera. We're not totally sure how it'll...
12:42 pm EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget Android Design guide updated with new tips for app developers
Not all design choices are blatantly obvious, which is why it's helpful to see fresh sections being added to Google's official design guide for Android devs. There's a whole new chapter on how to cre...
12:09 pm EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget ICQ seeks comeback with mobile app update, new iPad version
ICQ, the resilient David Hasselhoff of instant messaging, is updating its app for Android and iOS, as well as its new Windows Phone version. The app already integrates with other platforms like Faceb...
12:00 pm EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget Toshiba announces fresh C, L, S and P series laptops for back-to-school season
Chances are, college students are merely gearing up for finals, and the high school seniors among us are still months away from graduating. No matter to Toshiba. The company is getting ahead of the c...
12:00 pm EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget Toshiba outs LX815 LX835 all-in-ones with Ivy Bridge, overhauled design
Toshiba was fairly late to the all-in-one party, only releasing its first US model last year. Less than twelve months later, though, the outfit's already revamping its design: the company just announ...
12:00 pm EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget Toshiba intros Qosmio X875 gaming laptop with Kepler GPU, fairly tame digs
In case it wasn't clear, Toshiba's overhauling its entire consumer lineup for the back-to-school season, and that includes its lone gaming rig. The 17.3-inch Qosmio X875 replaces last year's X775, u...
12:00 pm EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget Toshiba announces Excite 10, 7.7 and 13 tablets, Thrive slates on their way out
You complained, Toshiba listened. After its Thrive tablets were widely panned for their short battery life and chunky, cheap-feeling design, the outfit decided to put those models out to pasture and ...
12:00 pm EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget Toshiba intros Qosmio X875 gaming laptop with Ivy Bridge, fairly tame digs
In case it wasn't clear, Toshiba's overhauling its entire consumer lineup for the back-to-school season, and that includes its lone gaming rig. The 17.3-inch Qosmio X875 replaces last year's X775, u...
11:28 am EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: The PowerPot portable electric generator (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...
11:00 am EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget Wacom Bamboo Stylus Duo, lets you draw something on tablets and paper
Tired of reaching for the stylus, then your pen, oh, and then the stylus again? Wacom saw that, and updated the Bamboo Stylus with the new "Duo". Half pen, half Stylus, and all yours for £34 (a...
11:00 am EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget Wacom Bamboo Stylus Duo lets you draw something on tablets and paper
Tired of reaching for the stylus, then your pen, oh, and then the stylus again? Wacom saw that, and updated the Bamboo Stylus with the new "Duo." Half pen, half stylus, and all yours for £34 (a...
10:35 am EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget Lenovo prices IdeaPad Yoga in the UK, reveals a few more laptops on the side
Lenovo has revealed the pricing for its very flexible Ultrabook -- and it's about as pricey as you might suspect for a Windows 8 tablet-laptop. Lenovo UK has the basic IdeaPad Yoga pegged at £1...
10:09 am EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget GE partners with Livermore Labs to explore efficient aircraft fuel injectors (video)
What would you do with six months of dedicated access to 261.3 teraflops of computational power? As you ponder that question, consider the case of GE Global Research, which has just announced its par...
09:07 am EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget Chrysler's Mopar division brings wireless charging to 2013 Dodge Dart (video)
The idea isn't new to the aftermarket crowd, but Mopar has just announced the summer arrival of the industry's first OEM wireless power mat, which is designed specifically for the 2013 Dodge Dart. It...
08:31 am EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget Netflix signs multi-year deal with Hasbro -- and knowing is half the battle
Hasbro, the toy-maker behind pervasive long-form ads shows for kids like Transformers, GI Joe and My Little Pony, is bringing its back-catalog to Netflix. While the '80s hits will arrive some time i...
07:54 am EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus 4X HD holds its own against HTC One X in initial benchmarks
When we first laid our hands on LG's Optimus 4X at Mobile World Congress, we were left with mixed impressions, which was due in part to its pre-release software. While the phone tore through web page...
07:27 am EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget Sony revises projections, sees $6.4 billion net loss for 2011
While we wait to hear Kaz Hirai's new plan for Sony, the news is getting worse before it gets better. The company just announced new projections that are more than double the net loss it predicted in...
07:02 am EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget AT&T purportedly unlocks in-contract iPhones for deployed military personnel
AT&T has gotten a good amount of attention lately for unlocking off-contract iPhone handsets, but a recent report from MacRumors suggests that the carrier is extending the same privilege to membe...
06:07 am EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget Iran swapping internet for intranet in August, this post to vanish there soon after
There's dealing with internet comments, and then there's this. According to a statement from Reza Taghipour, the Iranian minister for Information and Communications Technology, Iran will be shutting ...
04:31 am EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget TiVo Premiere DVRs in the Bay Area get Comcast VOD starting today
Just one month shy of a year after we first heard it would happen (not counting the icon flub during the original Premiere announcement) TiVo has announced its DVRs will be able to access Comcast's X...
03:29 am EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget US carriers agree to build stolen phone database, blacklist hot handsets
What's the best way to deter a thief? Ruin the spoils, of course. Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint have agreed to a broad outline that will culminate in the creation of a central database for s...
03:12 am EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget Google Play Music switches on labs features: HTML5 player, star ratings and notifications
We're so used to Google Labs features on commonly used services like mail and maps that we often forget they're technically experimental and now Music has a few of its own. The new features available...
02:31 am EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget Conductor controls Aussie pipe organ through MIDI and Kinect, explains how he did it (video)
Doing a little desktop DJing with Kinect and a MIDI device is nothing new, but last year a man with loftier musical machinations took Kinect conducting to the next level. Chris Vik composed a piece t...
01:36 am EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget Mozilla demos WebRTC integration, browser-powered video chat (video)
Last week at IETF 83 in Paris Mozilla gave a little demo that went almost completely unnoticed. The team behind Firefox showed off an experimental built of its flagship browser with integrated WebRTC...
12:59 am EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget Leaked slides suggest HTC One S to arrive at T-Mobile on April 25th
Go ahead and grab that eraser, because we have a new launch date for the HTC One S at T-Mobile. That's right, a leaked training slide has now outed Wednesday, April 25th as the day to watch for the a...
12:43 am EDT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Engadget OnLive Desktop migrates to Windows Server 2008, sidesteps licensing concerns?
Just this time last month, we reported that OnLive was in hot water with Microsoft over the company's ostensible lack of proper licenses for its remote virtualization software -- you know, the app th...
11:52 pm EDT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Engadget Comcast access to the HBO Go app on Xbox 360 is live
After a short delay, Comcast subscribers are now on the list of users able to access the HBO Go streaming app via their Xbox 360s. Although some HBO content was already included in the Xfinity TV app...
11:17 pm EDT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Engadget Toshiba Camileo Air10 WiFi camcorder available now for $160 from HSN
Remember that Toshiba full HD WiFi camcorder we got our hands on back at CES? Well, if you've been jonesin' for one since January, you're in luck. The Camileo Air10 is now available from HSN for the...
10:26 pm EDT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Engadget Must See HDTV (April 9th - April 15th)
This week the baseball season is in full swing and while we wait for the NBA to get its postseason started the NHL is already kicking off its race for the Stanley Cup. While that and racing action fr...
09:42 pm EDT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Engadget NC State researcher finds more efficient way to cool devices, looks to cut costs too
Does your electronic device have you a bit hot under the collar these days? A researcher at NC State has developed a faster and less expensive method for cooling gadgets -- especially those that tend...
09:04 pm EDT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Engadget Google's Android emulator gets updated with GPU support, better CPU performance
Google brought some improvements to its Android emulator when it updated the SDK last month, but it's now back with an even bigger update that's sure to please developers. The latest version finally ...
08:27 pm EDT - Mon, April 9, 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...
07:59 pm EDT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Engadget Commodore founder Jack Tramiel passes away at age 83
Terribly sad news from the family of Jack Tramiel today. The Polish-born businessman is perhaps best known in the technology universe for his founding of Commodore International, the company responsib...
07:36 pm EDT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Engadget Rumored LG D1L targets high-end with dual-core Snapdragon and LTE
If a spiritual and titular successor to LG's Optimus 2X has you a little hesitant, then maybe its rumored relative the D1L might make you feel more comfortable. The spec sheet makes it clear that thi...
07:15 pm EDT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Engadget Some Nokia Lumia 900 handsets having trouble connecting to data networks
Nokia's latest Lumia, the 900, has been rightfully lauded for its low price and lovely polycarbonate shell, but apparently, all is not well with the new handset. According to forum posts on Nokia Sup...
06:54 pm EDT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Engadget PSA: AT&T now unlocking out-of-contract iPhones
In case you've been living under a rock (or enjoying the weekend holidays), AT&T on Friday revealed its plans to start unlocking out-of-contract iPhones. However, customers looking to take advan...
06:33 pm EDT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Engadget Google doodle gets animated to honor zoopraxiscope creator
Long before there was Flash animation in the world, Eadweard Muybridge gave us the Zoopraxiscope, a simple stop-motion device considered by some to be the first-ever movie projector. Created in 1879,...
06:00 pm EDT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Engadget 15-inch Samsung Series 9 review (2012)
Samsung Series 9 (NP900X3A) laptop review Samsung unveils redesigned Series 9 laptops with 13- and 15-inch displays, starting at $1,399 Spotted: the elusive 15-inch Samsung Series 9Before the...
05:41 pm EDT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Engadget Leap Wireless, T-Mobile strike deal to swap spectrum, pending FCC approval
Earlier today, Cricket's parent company Leap Wireless announced a deal that'd see its own Savary Island Wireless, T-Mobile and Cook Intlet/VS GSM VII GPS (itself a T-Mo venture) swap spectrum in a h...
05:22 pm EDT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Engadget An early look at Ivy Bridge motherboards: or, the side order without the main
Ssshh. Ivy Bridge is officially still a mystery, remember? Nevertheless, through some quirk of chronology, the accompanying Z77 chipset for motherboards has already been announced. If there's a reaso...
05:05 pm EDT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Engadget Facebook to buy Instagram
How's this for some big news on an otherwise slow Monday? Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has let slip that his company plans to buy popular photo-sharing app Instagram (pending all of the standard reg...
04:42 pm EDT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Engadget Windows Phone Free-Time Machine draws curious New Yorkers, one Kourtney Kardashian (video)
Oh the thrill of seeing a familiar face. No, not the Nokia Lumia 900, which made an appearance in several forms at the Windows Phone event in New York City's Bryant Park today, but Kourtney Kardashia...
04:34 pm EDT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Engadget Netflix for Xbox 360 updates with better contrast and episode navigation
Got both an Xbox LIVE Gold membership and a Netflix account? Well, you'll be treated to a slightly revamped steaming video app on your 360 today. The tweaks are nothing ground-breaking, but they'll c...
04:00 pm EDT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Engadget Contour+ vs. GoPro HD Hero 2: through the desert and into the skies
Engadget Show segments come about in any number of ways. Sometimes it's a no brainer, with some awesome new gadget just aching for some air time. Other times it's a matter of our wanting to do somet...
03:29 pm EDT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Engadget NYC phone booths to get second lives as slate stalls
Believe it or not, but there are still hundreds, nay, thousands of phone booths out there on the streets of New York City. Obviously, in the age of the ubiquitous smartphone, most of them go untouched...
03:01 pm EDT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win one of five V-Moda Crossfade M-80 on-ear headphones!
Are your grandmother's decade-old earbuds just not cutting it any more? Time to get a pair of your own. V-Moda's got five pairs of its latest on-ear headphones, the Crossfade M-80, to give out to our...
02:29 pm EDT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Engadget Acer's C120 pico projector goes on sale, ready to be powered by your PC
Unless you had a particularly keen eye for tiny projectors, you may well have missed the announcement of Acer's C120, back at CES. The palm-sized pico projector has now hit the market, weighing in a...
01:57 pm EDT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Engadget Nokia 306 manual hints at keyboard-free Asha handset
The team at Unwired View has bagged a PDF that purports to be the user manual for Nokia's 306, the first full-touch member of the keyboard-loving Asha family. None of the images in the document (we'...
01:24 pm EDT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Engadget Panasonic pimps portable power packs purportedly powering phones (and tablets)
Panasonic isn't letting any chocolate egg hangover delay its plans for global smartphone domination. It's releasing eight new external battery packs that'll power your smartphone and / or tablet. Th...
12:49 pm EDT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Engadget Mass Effect moaners kinda get their own way as people power strikes again
SPOILERS. Who can't name a beloved TV series that didn't end the way you wanted? BSG? Lost? Sapphire and Steel? Blake's Seven? Quantum Leap? The Sopranos? All of which ended either with tear-inducin...
12:14 pm EDT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Engadget Lenovo's IdeaTab S2109 unveiled on YouTube, shows off 8.9mm-thick unibody shell
About a month after we spotted the IdeaTab S2109's FCC document, Lenovo's quietly launched a YouTube video for its 9.7-inch 1,024 x 768 slate over the weekend. Why so shy? No idea, but what we do kno...
12:03 pm EDT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Engadget Windows Vista support isn't an eternal flame, but from tomorrow it's 'extended'
Remember how we told you that Windows Vista was getting extended support? Well here's a little PSA: that new phase begins tomorrow, and it's slightly different to what Redmond calls 'mainstream' suppo...
11:02 am EDT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Engadget SIM-free Nokia 808 PureView up for pre-order in Italy, expected to launch in May
Eager to tinker with Nokia's 41-megapixel cameraphone ahead of everyone else (especially if you're based in North America)? Then it looks like you might want to take a trip to Italy next month, as on...
10:17 am EDT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Engadget DingleBerry 4.0 cancelled, open-sourced in search of PlayBook OS 2.0 root exploit
DingleBerry arrived with an awesome name and even better functionality: the ability to root a BlackBerry PlayBook. For the moment, however, it seems the utility is little more than dust in the wind. ...
10:17 am EDT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Engadget DingleBerry 4.0 cancelled, open-sourced in search of PlayBook OS 2.0 root exploit (updated: ok, maybe it's not cancelled)
DingleBerry arrived with an awesome name and even better functionality: the ability to root a BlackBerry PlayBook. For the moment, however, it seems the utility is little more than dust in the wind. ...
08:10 am EDT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Engadget Sony to cut 10,000 jobs and slash bonuses, says Japanese newspaper
There have been some major adjustments at Sony HQ already, but Japanese business sheet Nikkei reckons they're nothing compared to what's on the horizon. It reports that, come an announcement on April ...
08:03 am EDT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Engadget Suzumo SushiBot pumps out 300 Kwik-E-Mart rolls per hour (video)
We tend to avoid scooping up sushi whenever there's no chef in sight -- at, say, a grocery store, or a gas station -- but we've always assumed there was a human cranking out maki somewhere behind the...
06:06 am EDT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Engadget Researchers suggest haptics and audio for discreet password input
You can use as complex as a password as you like, but that won't do you much good if someone's able to watch or record you entering it. Researchers Andrea Bianchi, Ian Oakley and Dong-Soo Kwon have s...
03:44 am EDT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Engadget Philips' new ErgoSensor desktop display demands that you sit up straight
Remember those halcyon days when your mother would chide you to sit up straight should you ever start to slouch? Good news, desk jockeys, because Philips' ErgoSensor desktop monitor is here to stop y...
02:39 am EDT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Engadget How would you change ASUS' Transformer Prime?
"All hail the new king," was how we capped off our review of the Transformer Prime, which simply blew us away. Gaming performance was astonishing and it only improved when Ice Cream Sandwich appeare...
12:34 am EDT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: autos galore, electric trees and the world's largest rooftop farm
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. Flying cars and taxis of the future drove out of our ima...
11:49 pm EDT - Sun, April 8, 2012
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of April 2nd, 2012
Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so m...
11:18 pm EDT - Sun, April 8, 2012
Engadget Too late for Easter: Chocolate printer to hit eBay in April, cost $4,000
Confection connoisseurs hoping to skip the whole "molded chocolate" routine for something more constructive won't have to wait long: Choc Edge's delectable 3D dessert printer is almost ready. The Ch...
09:30 pm EDT - Sun, April 8, 2012
Engadget Switched On: Not weaned from Windows
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. This recent announcement that Dell would not be pursuing new smartphones for the time being following the retirement...
08:15 pm EDT - Sun, April 8, 2012
Engadget Microsoft discounts Xbox Live for Windows Phone games for Easter, offers iOS Android prices
If your smartphone Sunday lacks the holiday flair you were hoping for, Microsoft is serving up a basket full of economically priced Easter eggs. Seven Xbox Live Windows Phone games have shed their pr...
07:07 pm EDT - Sun, April 8, 2012
Engadget Gates Foundation collaborates with Manchester University to develop potable toilet water
It's an unsettling thought, having to drink water from that bowl in your bathroom, but if the need ever arose, wouldn't you be glad to know it was clean and safe? Dr. Sarah Haigh, a researcher into t...
05:26 pm EDT - Sun, April 8, 2012
Engadget Android Open Kang Project brings hyper-customization to your nav bar (video)
Still dallying at the corner of Custom ROM Road? Then maybe the forthcoming update from Team Kang (AOKP Build 30, no less) will entice you onwards. The preview clip after the break reveals a new leve...
04:03 pm EDT - Sun, April 8, 2012
Engadget PSA: Nokia Lumia 900 available today
Did our thorough Lumia 900 review convince you that a mix of polycarbonate hardware and Metro UI is where your smartphone future lies? Well, it's time to head to your nearest AT&T vendor because ...
03:06 pm EDT - Sun, April 8, 2012
Engadget Netflix explains its recommendation system, can't find a reason for Adam Sandler's last movie
In case you've been wondering why Netflix tends to recommend the movies it does, there's a post on the company's Tech Blog breaking down the various levels of its system. Remember the Netflix Prize c...
01:24 pm EDT - Sun, April 8, 2012
Engadget US Navy Fire Scouts will automatically spot pirates, give 30 seconds to comply
War. What is it good for? Well, if new use of technology by the US Navy has anything to do with it, finding Pirates for a start. By upgrading its existing Fire Scouts with new 3D laser imaging tech, ...
10:43 am EDT - Sun, April 8, 2012
Engadget Everything old is new again: NVIDIA rebrands Fermi-based GT 520 and 510 into 600-series
NVIDIA may have trotted out a brand new beast, ripe with fresh Kepler architecture, but that doesn't mean it put Fermi to bed. Allow us to introduce you to the GT 520 and the GT 510, or as they now p...
07:04 am EDT - Sun, April 8, 2012
Engadget Max Payne to rampage on iOS April 12th, Android April 26th
Are you a smartphone user with an itchy trigger finger? Listen up. Rockstar Games has announced that the one and only Max Payne will begin terrorizing your iOS and Android devices in the very near f...
04:01 am EDT - Sun, April 8, 2012
Engadget Origin PC EON15-S and EON17-S gaming laptops available now, priced from $1,525
In the market for a beastly portable gaming rig that won't break the bank? Origin PC today announced availability of its EON15-S and EON17-S gaming laptops, with pricing starting at $1,525 and $1,576...
03:36 am EDT - Sun, April 8, 2012
Engadget Nokia takes over Times Square for Lumia 900 launch event (video)
We're still not exactly sure what Nicki Minaj has to do with Nokia's new Lumia 900, but the company put her at the center of its promotional efforts in a launch event Friday night that took over Time...
02:23 am EDT - Sun, April 8, 2012
Engadget Ask Engadget: best NYC wireless carrier?
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 Is from MigFig who's relocating to ...
11:17 pm EDT - Sat, April 7, 2012
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of April 2nd, 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, CyanogenMod gained a new logo, ...
10:11 pm EDT - Sat, April 7, 2012
Engadget Universal Studios' films now available on iCloud, Fox still grounded
Back in early March, it became clear that content from Fox and Universal Studios would be held back from being available in the all-encompassing iCloud, presumably due to the HBO release window stran...
08:37 pm EDT - Sat, April 7, 2012
Engadget Nokia's free color 710 covers are amazing every day, during April at least
Nokia no doubt won over a few undecided minds last month when it ran a promotion gifting new members to the Lumia 710 owners club with a colorful cover of their choice. We assume it was successful, b...
06:52 pm EDT - Sat, April 7, 2012
Engadget Tweetbot for iOS updated with iCloud syncing of timelines and more across devices
Nearly a year after it debuted and caught our eye as an incredibly well structured Twitter client for the iPhone, Tweetbot's latest revision uses Apple's cloud servers to sync the experience instead ...
05:17 pm EDT - Sat, April 7, 2012
Engadget Reported Tegra 4 roadmap hints at LTE, Q1 2013 release
Time to put on our "skepticles" as we pore over some reportedly leaked Tegra 4 details. NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang went on record saying that we could expect a new Tegra "every single year", so if any...
03:32 pm EDT - Sat, April 7, 2012
Engadget VisiJax turns you into one big bicycle warning system
Anyone who's ever done any bike riding in a big city knows that it's one of the more harrowing experiences of modern society. So, why not protect yourself as much as humanly possible? The VisiJax elec...
01:17 pm EDT - Sat, April 7, 2012
Engadget Illuminated Kindle e-readers could arrive this year, also, might not
Rumors relating to a new Kindle, or three, land in our inbox with surprising frequency, but when they come from our brethren at TechCrunch, we'll definitely give it a listen. Devin Coldewey reports h...
11:04 am EDT - Sat, April 7, 2012
Engadget No more Beats headphones with your HTC? Just what the Dr. ordered
Despite all the hype, opening up the API, and recently scooping up a music streaming service, we might have seen the end of Beats brand plugs being bundled in with HTC phones. Martin Fichter, a produ...
10:08 am EDT - Sat, April 7, 2012
Engadget Flawed diamonds are perfect ingredients for quantum computing, just add time travel
Ready to suspend your brain cells in a superposition of disbelief? Good, because the latest news published in Nature is that diamonds are a quantum computer's best friend -- particularly if they're f...
06:54 am EDT - Sat, April 7, 2012
Engadget Lenovo's ICS, 42-inch K71 smart TV going on sale by month's end in China
Similar to that K91 TV we saw Lenovo tease back in January, its K71 brethren's also stuffed with Ice Cream Sandwich, and according to the outfit's online shop it's ready to hit Chinese shelves by th...
04:34 am EDT - Sat, April 7, 2012
Engadget TextSpresso machine brews caffeinated goodness via text messaging (video)
The folks at Zipwhip may have unwittingly discovered a new business model. While the company is primarily focused on cloud messaging services, it's recently created an espresso maker that allows empl...
02:52 am EDT - Sat, April 7, 2012
Engadget FCC Fridays: April 6, 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...
01:04 am EDT - Sat, April 7, 2012
Engadget Google updates Gmail's 'people widget,' now includes previous images
When it comes to an ideal conduit for minor announcements, Google's found a home on its very own social network. And this time, it's telling the world about a small update to the people widget -- that...
11:56 pm EDT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Engadget Instagram for Android update adds support for tablets, WiFi handsets and SD card installs
It's only been three days since Instagram launched on Android and the only thing that seems to match the influx of new users is the pace at which the company is pushing out updates to enhance support...
10:53 pm EDT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Engadget 'Leaked' Nokia Lumia PureView concept images brandish bright colors, chunky profile
Take the smartphone camera sensor that was the toast of MWC, add in the burgeoning Windows Phone platform and this might be what you might get. Although we hope -- and suspect -- that it isn't. Snea...
10:09 pm EDT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Engadget IMDb updates Android app, now lets you watch 720p trailers
iOS friends still flaunting those HD movie previews from Cupertino's Trailers app? Well, looks like now you can come right back at them thanks to IMDb. The all things Hollywood site just gave its An...
09:31 pm EDT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Engadget Lenovo K800's initial benchmark scores look promising, but not ambitious
If Lenovo's sticking to its promise, it should only be another two months maximum before its Intel Medfield-powered K800 smartphone debuts in China. Until then, we won't know the full potential of th...
09:12 pm EDT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Engadget Comcast confirms full HBO Go access on Xbox 360 coming next week
Just as the rumors indicated, Comcast has revealed its subscribers will be able to access the standard HBO Go app on the Xbox 360 starting "early next week." The only bad news? There's still no news ...
08:57 pm EDT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1-inch) priced at $399, still unavailable for purchase
Office Depot probably isn't the first place you'd think to look for Samsung's incoming Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1), but it looks to be the first legitimate retailer to throw a price tag on the aforementioned...
08:48 pm EDT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Engadget Delorean Electric travels back in time to the basement of the New York International Auto Show
Yes we've seen it before but, with a cheeky license plate like that, we couldn't resist stopping by to ogle it again. It's the DMCev and, while it's been in the cards for quite some time now, it's fi...
08:15 pm EDT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Engadget RIM confirms departures of two top BlackBerry, BBM execs
Word of a big exec shakeup at RIM leaked out just ahead of the company's quarterly earnings late last month -- something that was then quickly confirmed in said earnings report. It looks like that wa...
07:43 pm EDT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Engadget MyWi gets friendly with iOS 5, brings faster connection speeds and improved reliability
Why shell out cash for those extra tethering fees when you've got MyWi, right? Well, you'll be happy to know the $19.99 jailbreak app has gone through a major revamp. MyWi v5.5 brings along the heav...
07:43 pm EDT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Engadget MyWi gets friendlier with iOS 5, brings faster connection speeds and improved reliability
Why shell out cash for those extra tethering fees when you've got MyWi, right? Well, you'll be happy to know the $19.99 jailbreak app has gone through a major revamp. MyWi v5.5 brings along a "total...
07:00 pm EDT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Engadget IRL: Blue Mics Yeti, Western Digital My Passport and Razer's Naga Hex gaming mouse
Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment. It's been a...
06:15 pm EDT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Engadget Keep Google Weird
There's a sign that hangs in the windows of shops in downtown Santa Cruz, California. "Keep Santa Cruz Weird." It's not unique to that town, of course -- the best known implementation of the slogan i...
05:51 pm EDT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Engadget Toray unveils new self-repairing film for devices, fixes scratches in under 10 seconds
Toray's advanced film department has finished its new self-cure coating and is set to start using it as a decorative layer on a series of as-yet unannounced notebooks. Fortunately, the company is al...
05:23 pm EDT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Engadget AT&T to begin unlocking off-contract iPhones this Sunday, April 8th
We've just received word of a spicy strategy change, to be enacted this Sunday, that's sure to please the AT&T iPhone-loving masses. On Easter, select Ma' Bell customers with iPhones -- those off...
05:23 pm EDT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Engadget AT&T to begin unlocking off-contract iPhones this Sunday, April 8th (update)
We've just received word of a spicy strategy change, to be enacted this Sunday, that's sure to please the AT&T iPhone-loving masses. On Easter, select Ma' Bell customers with iPhones -- those off...
04:49 pm EDT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Engadget Google offers Floor Plan Marker app to businesses so they can improve indoor mapping
Are folks still getting lost in the faux marble expanse of your airport or shopping mall, even after you've uploaded the floor plan to Google Maps? Then maybe it's time you went the extra mile and i...
04:02 pm EDT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Engadget American Idol gets Shazamed, Captain Marvel ashamed to be eliminated before the live finals
Shazam has a-ha-ha-ha-nounced that the re-he-ma-hay-ning episodes of vowel-adding warble-fest American Idol will be tied into its music-identifying app. During each of the shows, it'll offer up the ...
03:17 pm EDT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Engadget Amped Wireless High Power R10000G Router and Smart Repeater hands-on
Until now, Amped Wireless has been best known for its industrial networking gear, capable of maintaining a signal up to 1.5 miles away from the base station. Now, though, the outfit's also selling s...
02:30 pm EDT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Engadget Engadget Podcast 288 - 04.05.2012
If you look at this edition of the Engadget Podcast through our own pair of tortoise shell-framed, azure-lens'd Google Glasses it looks like Darren is saying "Welcome to the Ghost Rider 900 edition o...
01:51 pm EDT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Engadget Friendcaster for Facebook gets shiny new 5.0 update on Android, rocks new UI
When it comes to alternative Facebook apps, Friendcaster checks in as one of the more robust options for Android. Now the app is getting a major status update thanks to a 5.0 makeover. Highlights tou...
01:15 pm EDT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Engadget Distro Issue 35 gets smart with the Smartphone Buyers Guide, HTC's army of Ones and Nokia's Lumia 900
Just last week, Nielsen announced that smartphones now account for almost half of US mobile ringers. As such, we thought it only fitting to dedicate this, the 35th issue of our fine weekly, to those ...
12:34 pm EDT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Engadget DARPA's next Grand Challenge to focus on humanoid robots
DARPA's Grand Challenges have already helped put plenty of self-driving cars on (closed) roads, but it looks like the agency has something a bit different in mind for its next one. As first reported...
11:55 am EDT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Engadget Intel 313 SSDs bring improved caching to ultrabooks, desktops, life in general
Just like Intel's older 311 batch of small cache SSDs, the new 313 series is designed to sit alongside a traditional spinning HDD in order provide a tasty blend of speed and capacity. These newer driv...
11:30 am EDT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Engadget London 2012 Olympics to get live 3D coverage from Eurosport and Sky 3D
Didn't score a ticket to the 2012 Olympics in London this summer? If you're in the UK at least you can still catch the games live and in 3D, since even though the BBC is tape delaying its 3D coverage...
10:48 am EDT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Engadget Corsair debuting Vengeance gaming headset, PC case at PAX East
You don't need a webcam-charted mood-graph to tell you that gaming can be a frustrating, enraging experience. Unbridled rage only begets revenge -- lucky for you, then, that Corsair is beefing up its...
09:54 am EDT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Engadget Samsung expects to double Q1 profit versus last year, sends itself a love note
Sammy has issued guidance for its financial performance between January and March 2012, ahead of a fuller earnings report due later this month. In contrast to HTC's latest news, the Korean giant look...
09:23 am EDT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Engadget Dropbox enables drag-and-drop uploads on web browsers
Finished convincing friends, family and perfect strangers alike to sign up to Dropbox -- and selfishly upping your own storage in the process. The cloud storage service has just made changes to its w...
08:31 am EDT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Engadget HTC's unaudited Q1 2012 financials: revenue down by 35 percent
HTC's unaudited financials have just hit the wires and it looks like the negative trends from last year are continuing. For the first quarter of 2012, revenues are down nearly 35 percent year-on-yea...
07:23 am EDT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Engadget The Big Bang Theory S1 and S2 will finally hit Blu-ray July 10th
Considering the usual subject matter of The Big Bang Theory it's a bit bizarre that the first couple of seasons weren't already available in high definition, but Warner Home Video has now announced t...
05:54 am EDT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Engadget BlackBerry PlayBook with '4G' out and about, wants to know where you put its SIM
Jim Balsillie might be on the outs, but it looks like his once boastful pet-project -- a BlackBerry PlayBook with integrated cellular wireless -- is finally coming to fruition. Per CrackBerry's forum...
05:02 am EDT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Engadget Google co-founder Sergey Brin spotted wearing Project Glass prototype IRL
Wondering what it might be like to sport Google's Project Glass augmented reality HUD in your daily life? It would appear company co-founder Sergey Brin already knows, as he was spotted by tech pundi...
04:46 am EDT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Engadget Android 4.0 arriving for HTC Rezound today, Droid RAZR update delayed
April 4th has come and gone, and sadly, both the Droid RAZR and RAZR Maxx remain without their promised bites of Ice Cream Sandwich. The latest communique from Best Buy confirms the delay, and simila...
03:34 am EDT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Engadget Larry Page looks back at a year at the head of Google, promises velocity, execution and focus in the future
A year and a day after taking over the reins at Mountain View, Google co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Larry Page has plenty to say about where the company has been recently, and where it's goin...
03:34 am EDT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Engadget Larry Page looks back at a year of leading Google, promises velocity, execution and focus in the future
A year and a day after taking over the reins at Mountain View, Google co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Larry Page has plenty to say about where the company has been recently, and where it's goin...
02:27 am EDT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Engadget Shocker: People who read e-books read more
Are you ready for a bombshell? Turns out people who read e-books read more books than those don't. That tidbit comes from the number crunchers at Pew. According to a new report titled "The Rise of E-...
01:16 am EDT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Engadget ASUS placates Transformer Prime owners with free GPS Extension Kit add-on
ASUS took a few OTA stabs at fixing the Transformer Prime's satellite blindness, sure, but now the outfit is taking a more direct approach at fixing its GPS reception woes: hardware. New Prime owners...
12:28 am EDT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Engadget Intel and Nissan collaborate on Infiniti's 2013 infotainment system, Atom inside
Intel is notorious for marking its territory on a wide array of consumer gear, but one piece of kit that's unlikely to sport that famous sticker is the infotainment system of Nissan's 2013 Infiniti l...
11:51 pm EDT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Engadget Webcam programmed to capture your face while playing Xbox: gauges your excitement, graphs ennui
Sometimes, those Modern Warfare sessions really take their toll. Now, there is a way to measure the emotional rollercoaster you're subjecting yourself to when you login for those regular gaming stin...
11:17 pm EDT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Engadget LaCie eSATA Hub Thunderbolt Series now available for $200
Back at CES, we first got word of the LaCie eSATA Hub Thunderbolt Series that would put two hard drives of the eSATA sort to good use. The company announced today that the storage peripheral is avail...
10:39 pm EDT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Engadget Time Warner Cable app for Android tablets with live streaming is (still) right around the corner
To be fair, when we heard that Time Warner Cable's TWC TV app for Android tablets might add live TV streaming by the end of March it was described as a "very loose" projection, so it's not much of a ...
10:06 pm EDT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Engadget Caption Contest: HTC's down-to-earth photo shoot
With the Android handset market as jam-packed as it is, it can be tough to distinguish your device from the maddening crowd. We've seen some bizarre and sublime attempts to do so over the years, but...
09:33 pm EDT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Engadget See a Qbo robot built from scratch in a minute-and-a-half (time-lapse video)
Ever wondered just how fast a Qbo robot can be built from scratch? Perhaps not, but TheCorpora is happy to show you anyway. The answer is just under three hours (by a skilled engineer, of course), bu...
09:06 pm EDT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Engadget Sprint announces ICS for the Nexus S 4G, official download now available
To all the broken-hearted owners of the Nexus S 4G waiting for their chance to play with an official build of Ice Cream Sandwich: wait no longer. Sprint announced in a forum post (and subsequently o...
08:55 pm EDT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Engadget GSM Galaxy Nexus seeing signal issues after Android 4.0.4 update?
Sometimes, updates aren't as sweet as they initially sound. Such is the case with Android 4.0.4, which recently rolled out to owners of the GSM Galaxy Nexus. According to an increasingly vocal swath ...
08:30 pm EDT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Podcast, live at 5:00PM ET!
Hey! We're back! And this time out, Tim and Brian will be joined by the Darren Murph, the Engadget staff's foremost expert on Nic Cage trivia. Follow along, after the break.Continue reading The Enga...
08:02 pm EDT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Engadget Panasonic KX-TG7740 and KX-TG7730 cordless phones feature Link2Cell, iPhone ringtone integration
Sure, you may have long ditched the landline, but you could still be in the market for a cordless phone. Two such rigs from Panasonic let you tap your mob for a voice connection, with Link2Cell. The ...
07:32 pm EDT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Engadget Novero Solana convertible netbook gets flipped by the FCC
If you're excited about convertible tablets but can't wait for the IdeaPad Yoga to arrive, then perhaps Novero's Solana might give you a temporary fix. It's a dinky netbook (yes, netbook) that runs ...
07:09 pm EDT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Engadget Is that a 3D prototype in HTC's EVO 4G LTE making of video?
An HTC Evo 4G LTE with dual cameras could only mean one thing, right? It's unclear whether the 3D rig in the company's intro video is simply a design mock-up, or a functional prototype of a model to ...
07:09 pm EDT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Engadget Is that a 3D prototype in HTC's EVO 4G LTE making of video? (update: nope)
An HTC Evo 4G LTE with dual cameras could only mean one thing, right? It's unclear whether the 3D rig in the company's intro video is simply a design mock-up, or a functional prototype of a model to ...
06:59 pm EDT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Engadget YouTube lets you watch 1080p 2D videos in '3D' with your anaglyph specs
Another day, another bit of news out of Mountain View. Stereoscopic 3D videos have been on YouTube for nearly three years, and since last year, the site has given viewers the option to transform "sh...
06:28 pm EDT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Engadget Pantech breaks the mold with ceramic Vega Racer 2
Late last spring Pantech was making waves with its world-first 1.5 GHz dual-core phone, the Vega Racer. Now, it's introducing its successor, which also claims a mobile first -- a ceramic body (and t...
06:00 pm EDT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Engadget HTC One X vs. One S: which phone is The One for you?
HTC One X review HTC One S review HTC Sense 4 reviewJet Li starred in a 2001 movie called "The One." In it, his character traveled to parallel universes and grew stronger as he killed alterna...
05:23 pm EDT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Engadget Viacom wins appeal against YouTube, gets another chance to prove copyright infringement
It's been almost two years since YouTube's triumph in its copyright infringement case against Viacom. As is the way of things, Viacom appealed the decision, and now the Second Circuit Court of Appeal...
05:21 pm EDT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE gets teardown, gives literal best viewing angles
We have waxed lyrical about the Galaxy Tab 7.7's Super AMOLED Plus delights -- twice. Color us not entirely shocked, then, to see that Samsung's proudly tore apart the Korean LTE variant for compone...
05:07 pm EDT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Engadget Nintendo 3DS outselling four Sony devices in Japan, now has 65 percent of the market
The latest figures from Japan's Media Create are in, showing that last year's trend has been fully reversed. Now the consumers are hungry for Nintendo's 3DS, given that it shipped 121,921 units in th...
04:49 pm EDT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Engadget Amazon launches Kindle eBook store en Espaol, over 33,000 libros to choose from
Buenas noticias para todos los amantes de los libros que viven en Estados Unidos. Amazon acaba de anunciar una nueva tienda llamada eBooks Kindle en Español. El nuevo servicio dará acc...
04:35 pm EDT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Engadget Apple patent app details 'active packaging,' a new level of window shopping
Apple's generally not one to go overboard with packaging; a simple white box with a few unmistakable logos is just about all it takes to get the point across. But in a future world -- one where peopl...
04:04 pm EDT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Engadget Nikon D4 field review
Right around 2.5 years after the introduction of Nikon's most recent game-changer (yeah, we're bragging about the D3S), its proper successor has emerged. Without qualification, the amount of hope and...
03:33 pm EDT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Engadget US government sticking with BlackBerry, appreciates RIM's focus on security
Just when you thought RIM couldn't catch a break, The Washington Post is reporting the US government doesn't plan to jump smartphone ships anytime soon. According to the publication, Casey Coleman (...
03:01 pm EDT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win one of three Kindle Fires, courtesy of TurboTax!
Ah, nothing takes away from the beauty of a new spring quite like the demands of Uncle Sam. TurboTax is hoping to relieve you of much of that stress, finally bringing its easy-use software in the for...
02:21 pm EDT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Engadget US Cellular ships first LTE smartphone: Samsung Galaxy S Aviator
Welp, that didn't take long. Just weeks after US Cellular's first LTE device hit the shops (yeah, the Galaxy Tab 10.1), in flies the carrier's first 4G LTE smartphone. It's the Samsung Galaxy S Aviat...
02:02 pm EDT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Engadget Flickr adopting Aviary for photo edits, waves goodbye to Picnik
With Google set to close the Picnik shop on April 19th, it was obvious that Flickr had to go out and seek a fresh replacement. Today, the Yahoo-owned service is announcing Aviary (a Jeff Bezos-backe...
01:33 pm EDT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Engadget iPhone 4S to launch with select regional carriers April 20th
Been hankering after an iPhone 4S, but just can't tear yourself away from that great local network? Well, if you live in a select handful of locations, you might just be in luck, as it seems Apple ha...
01:00 pm EDT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Engadget Nest Thermostat update adds 10-day history, helps send chilly air through the home
There's a first for everything, including Engadget stories about software updates for thermostats. If we're going to suddenly start getting granular in our coverage of home automation products, thou...
12:36 pm EDT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Engadget Royal Canadian Mint aims to kickstart digital currency with MintChip developer challenge
Bitcoin may not have yet grown much beyond a relatively small base of enthusiasts, but it looks like the Royal Canadian Mint is hoping that its backing will help its own new digital currency catch o...
12:02 pm EDT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Engadget Samsung: We're still not into 3D smartphones
By now you may have already seen a handful of "leaks" on Samsung's imminent Galaxy S III, but if you ask us, they all smell like a cruel prank on anticipating fans. As far as we're concerned, the onl...
11:34 am EDT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Engadget Atmel's XSense promises curvy touchscreens that'll ruin your shirt line (video)
Touchscreen gurus Atmel may not be the most famous name around, but you'll find its gear inside devices like the Galaxy Note and the Galaxy Tab. Now it has pulled the dust-sheets from the latest inn...
11:00 am EDT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Engadget Huawei Mercury for Cricket gains unlimited Muve Music service, challenges aural appetites
Consider it a bit of a rebirth. Cricket's premiere smartphone, the Huawei Mercury -- known elsewhere as the Honor -- has just taken on a new life as a member of the carrier's Muve Music lineup. Begin...
10:32 am EDT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia P hits the FCC, siblings nowhere to be seen
It was only two days ago we learned that the Xperia P might be coming to America in some form, and now it's landed at the FCC for the usual hoop jumping. Thanks to the report, we can at least be sure...
09:55 am EDT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Engadget Gaming classic Snake gets charmed by geeks with flutes and Arduino (video)
Nerds. Where would we be without their idle tinkering? Still pushing stones, we gather. But were it not for those breakthroughs, both high and low, us common folk would never know the charm of seeing...
09:02 am EDT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Engadget Sony CEO Kaz Hirai to reveal new strategy on April 12th
If you want to pick up some tips before appearing on The Apprentice, or perhaps you're just want to know how Sony plans to wriggle back from a predicted $2.7 billion loss this fiscal year (its fourth...
08:35 am EDT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Engadget ASUS PadFone priced and ready for pre-order in Taiwan tomorrow, launches mid-April
We were promised that the phone-that-goes-tablet would ship in April, and it looks like ASUS is keeping its word. The PadFone and its corresponding tablet shell and keyboard dock, will be up for pre-...
07:39 am EDT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Engadget Apple 'captures' new iPads due to WiFi complaints
Ah, it's that old Apple chestnut, reception issues. Apple is investigating complaints from customers over poor WiFi-connectivity on its new iPad. According to a lengthy forum thread, many users are ...
07:10 am EDT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Engadget Delaware Ph.D. student hopes to solve energy woes with renewable hydrogen production
Hydrogen fuel is a fickle mistress. On one hand, it teases us with the promise of renewable energy and a cleaner tomorrow. On the other hand, it's most often produced with natural gas as the source -...
05:33 am EDT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Engadget Samsung rolls out Ultra High Speed microSD cards destined for LTE phones and tablets
While so far the Ultra High Speed Class 1 memory card designation has been reserved for SDXC and SDHC cards, Samsung just announced new microSD cards that support the faster interface as well. Curren...
05:00 am EDT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Engadget Panasonic Lumix GF5 looks identical to its predecessor, offers similar specs for $100 more (hands-on)
It's been a bumpy ride for Panasonic's GF line of Micro Four Thirds cameras. The GF1, an excellent mirrorless camera for its time, was soon replaced with a less-capable entry level model, the GF2. T...
03:27 am EDT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Engadget DirecTV and Tribune cut a deal, turn WGN America and 23 other channels back on
That was quick. After lobbing accusations and FCC filings back and forth for a few days, DirecTV and Tribune Broadcasting Company have come to an agreement, resulting in the satellite broadcaster tur...
02:32 am EDT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Engadget WhatsApp founder says he doesn't want to hurt carriers, much
Given how much the world has already noticed that instant messaging can be cheaper than SMS, it's surprising to see the founder of WhatsApp trying to persuade carriers that he's actually doing them a...
01:29 am EDT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Engadget IDrive Connect offers Google Docs access via virtual folder on your Windows machine
Need a way to access those Google Docs outside of the native interface? IDrive Online Backup has unveiled its free software that does just that. IDrive Connect allows folks who fancy the document-sh...
12:55 am EDT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Engadget Acura partners with Aha by Harman, 2013 RLX calls first dibs on next-gen infotainment
Following in the footsteps of Honda and Subaru, Acura has chosen the New York International Auto Show to reveal its newfangled tie-up with Harman. The cleverly-titled Aha infotainment platform -- whic...
12:25 am EDT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Engadget Wahoo Fitness BlueSC cycling sensor preview
It wasn't all that long ago that Wahoo Fitness unveiled it's iPhone 4S friendly BlueHR heart monitor to let you track your workouts. Well, it turns out that Wahoo's been working on something new, and...
12:00 am EDT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Engadget Hands-on with Smart Monitor's SmartWatch, the seizure sensing wristwatch
Millions of people suffer from epileptic seizures, and the threat of such episodes is a constant concern for those with the condition, their families and caretakers. Smart Monitor knows that the free...
11:40 pm EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget HBO Go on Xbox 360 may be coming soon for Comcast customers
The rollout of HBO Go to connected TV devices hasn't been entirely smooth, while a lack of surround sound leaves Ben-o-vision incomplete many users are locked out because their providers don't allow ...
11:20 pm EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 133 - 04.04.2012
Responding to current global events, the Engadget Mobile Podcasters have chosen to revive a Great Depression-era American tradition and expand it internationally with this, the Fireside Chat edition ...
10:58 pm EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget Linux Tycoon game lets you 'create' your own distro, neck beard not required
If you've always wanted to create and manage your own Linux distribution, but lack the talent and skill necessary to do so, today is your lucky day. A new video game, titled Linux Tycoon, now affords...
10:32 pm EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget Ears-on with HD Voice on the Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE
So this definitely isn't your ordinary hands-on -- there's really no way to accurately capture audio coming through the earpiece in a mobile phone -- so, well, we'll just have to use our words. Sprin...
10:08 pm EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget BBC Olympic coverage to include 24 live HD channels available on TVs, phones, PCs and tablets
The BBC has home field advantage for the 2012 Olympics, and it's revealing more details about how it plans to broadcast over 2,500 hours of live sports on 24 channels that viewers can watch pretty muc...
09:40 pm EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE preview (video)
What was the exciting new collaboration that HTC and Sprint's bigwigs just couldn't wait to tell us about? Anyone who's been following the smartphone scene at all as of late surely won't be surprised...
09:22 pm EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget Google updates Chrome Web Store with offline badges, subcategories and trending apps
With Google tasking itself to organize all of the world's information, you'd think its own Chrome Web Store would be a bit easier to navigate. Apparently this revelation dawned on someone at the comp...
08:41 pm EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget Google takes you on a tour of the White House, still no sign of Lincoln's gold
With all of the hubbub around the race for the White House, have you ever wondered what actually lies behind the doors of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? With some help from Google, the first family is tak...
08:14 pm EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget Sparrow mail app for iOS hits version 1.1, Push support to follow 'with or without Apple'
Good news today for Sparrow iOS users. As expected, the company has updated its splendid lil' email app to version 1.1 and loaded it with a few hotly anticipated features. Among some bug fixes, you ...
07:56 pm EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget Samsung's AdHub Market advertising platform set to debut this year
Would it be such a bad idea if Sammy were to try squeezing more revenue out of those five million (and counting) Notes? Not by any means. According to The Wall Street Journal, Samsung, in partnershi...
07:31 pm EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget Gmail app update brings ICS experience to Honeycomb tablets, performance tweaks elsewhere
Fiddling with updates this evening? If so, you may notice your Gmail app begging for a refresh, as Google has revised its famed email program to bring the Ice Cream Sandwich experience to Android 3.2...
07:06 pm EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget Sky offers free WiFi to broadband customers via 'The Cloud', makes pun writers' jobs too easy
Sky broadband customers will be pleased to hear that the operator is to release a new "Sky Cloud WiFi" app that will let them hop onto 10,000 hotspots around the UK. The new venture comes after it sn...
06:39 pm EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget Roku celebrates 100 channels in the UK and Ireland, says more are on the way
Hitting any milestones or goals are usually worthy of a celebration, and on this occasion it's Roku's turn to party on. The LT, HD, XD and XS creator is flaunting the reach of 100 channels in its UK...
06:21 pm EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget New York Times playable space game lets you blow up those pesky banner ads
Let's be honest here: as great as The New York Times story on casual gaming might be, it's destined to be overshadowed by the sweet interactive feature at the top, an embedded version of an Asteroids...
06:02 pm EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget Nissan NV200 Taxi of Tomorrow hands-on (video)
It is, admittedly, difficult to get too excited about a ride in a taxi. Taxis tend to smell, their drivers tend to be rather abrupt in their piloting style and there's a good chance you won't be able...
05:50 pm EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget Researchers create incredibly thin solar cells flexible enough to wrap around a human hair
You've probably heard that the sun is strong enough to power our planet many times over, but without a practical method of harnessing that energy, there's no way to take full advantage. An incredibly...
05:28 pm EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget Self-sculpting 'smart sand' can assume any shape, create instant prototypes (video)
A new algorithm developed by the Distributed Robotics Laboratory at MIT's Computer Science could lead to an exciting fast prototyping tool, being dubbed "smart sand." Immerse an object in the sand, t...
05:07 pm EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget TomTom releases fix for leap year bug, gets GPS devices back on course
Not long after acknowledging that a leap year bug had borked a handful of its GPS devices, TomTom's releasing a fix to solve the problem. The company says some nav systems had tracking issues beginn...
04:45 pm EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget Voice Control for LG Smart TVs to roll out by end of April, Magic Remotes to require spit guards
If TVs only had a brain -- oh wait, now they kind of do. LG's Smart TV series has already begun to flood the market with its suite of apps, streaming video services, support for Flash and gaming all ...
04:25 pm EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget Google testing heads-up display glasses in public, won't make you look like Robocop
The good news: Google has started testing those augmented reality glasses we heard about earlier in the year. The bad news: if the artsy shots of the test units are to be believed, they won't make y...
04:00 pm EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 review
When Acer's Aspire Timeline Ultra notebooks made their first appearance at CES, these 14- and 15-inch laptops seemed like little more than the successors to Acer's TimelineX series. Thin-and-light l...
03:51 pm EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget Samsung stalls UK Ice Cream Sandwich roll out for unlocked Galaxy S II
So you paid attention to pundits and bought that Galaxy S II outright in the hopes that future software updates would arrive on your device first. And then reality came crashing in. It appears SIM-fr...
03:42 pm EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget Ceramic White Samsung Galaxy Note careens into Canadian hearts starting today
What once was an oddity is now an unstoppable force. With five million units shipped to date, the Galaxy Note's enjoying its well-earned place at the center of Samsung's universe and the company's lo...
03:20 pm EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget Bharti Airtel first to deploy LTE in India, launching in Kolkata this month
It's beginning on a very limited basis, but Bharti Airtel is achieving a rather significant milestone in India: it's set to become the very first operator to deploy LTE service within the country. Ha...
02:57 pm EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget Australian court holds Google responsible for misleading search ads
In a turnaround from a lower court ruling, three Australian Federal Court judges ruled yesterday that Google was responsible for its advertisers' content and that it breached the country's trade law ...
02:36 pm EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget OCZ Vertex 4 SSD released, wins calm praise on the review circuit
The Vertex 4 is a big deal for OCZ, because it's the company's first top-end SSD to come with an in-house Indilinx controller. We first saw this proprietary silicon put to good effect in the Octane ...
02:23 pm EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget PlayStation Vita 1.66 firmware update rolling out now, minor UI tweaks in tow
Shortly after unleashing (and quickly pulling back) the PS Vita's v1.65 firmware update, Sony's rapidly rolling out a followup release. Version 1.66 brings with it a few UI tweaks, including tidbits...
02:00 pm EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget SwiftKey 3 Beta launches, no space bar required (video)
Just when we thought our favorite Android virtual keyboard couldn't get much better, TouchType decided to prove us wrong by launching SwiftKey 3 Beta. If you're one of the product's 30,000+ VIP...
01:36 pm EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget Terrafugia Transition aircraft first hands-on (video)
People used to say that cars in the '50s and '60s had fins, giant wing-like protuberances that designers grafted on to capitalize on the fledgling concepts of aerodynamics. Your fist impression of th...
01:23 pm EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget Sonos listens to reason, drops dedicated controller in favor of smartphone apps
Sonos will halt the sale of its pricey CR200 remote control from June 1st, after acknowledging that it's been nudged into obsolescence by free software controllers for Macs, PCs, tablets and smartphon...
12:58 pm EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget Paramount flicks are coming to YouTube and Google Play despite Viacom lawsuit
While its corporate parent Viacom continues to tussle with Google over who is liable for user uploaded content, Paramount Pictures has stuck a deal to offer its movies for rental on YouTube / Google ...
12:39 pm EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget Dropbox doubles referral rewards, offers up to 32GB for those dripping in charisma
That whole 'refer a friend' thing must be working. Or maybe it isn't. Either way, Dropbox has felt the need to double the extra capacity you get as a reward for persuading your buddies that cloud stor...
12:12 pm EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget Motorola Webtop 3.0 beta captured on video, running off Droid RAZR with ICS
We were pondering Motorola's LapDock widget just recenty, after seeing a similar Phone-becomes-PC concept based on Ubuntu. Now, due to some happy coincidence, a video has appeared on YouTube claiming...
11:56 am EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget Samsung's ST200F goes on sale in Korea, wants you to know it exists
Having trouble remembering Samsung's ST200F? You're forgiven as it was announced during the feed-busting monster that is CES, and alongside three other (arguably more interesting) Sammy WiFi-enabled ...
11:29 am EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget 2600 Volume 1 released as a DRM-free ebook: phreak like its 1984
Long-running hacker magazine 2600 has been digging into its archives quite a bit as of late (it began releasing videos of the early HOPE conferences in December), and it's now gone back right to the...
11:29 am EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget 2600 Volume 1 released as a DRM-free ebook: phreak like it's 1984
Long-running hacker magazine 2600 has been digging into its archives quite a bit as of late (it began releasing videos of the early HOPE conferences in December), and it's now gone back right to the...
11:21 am EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget Sony Mobile reshuffle sees Nordberg out, Kunimasa Suzuki in, business as usual
Major changes are afoot over at Sony. After rebranding its mobile division, the firm has also now moved aside the former Ericsson exec who initially came with it. Kunimasa Suzuki will replace Bert No...
11:06 am EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy Tab(s) 2 delayed by, you guessed it, Ice Cream Sandwich
Since the calendar clearly says April, we can take it as read that Samsung missed the promised March release window for both the seven and ten-inch versions of the Galaxy Tab 2. The company conceded...
10:44 am EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget Motorola GLEAM+ shimmies on to shelves, into European pockets
There are many typographical accoutrements manufacturers can hang on existing product names to let you know that this one's different, better. Motorola's plumped for the humble "+" to let us know...
10:44 am EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget Motorola GLEAM+ shimmies onto shelves, into European pockets
There are many typographical accoutrements manufacturers can hang on existing product names to let you know that this one's different, better. Motorola's plumped for the humble "+" to let us know...
10:11 am EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget Next Issue Media launches on Android, $15 a month for access to 32 magazines
If you've taken issue with your usual choices for buying magazines on your tablet, be it pay-per-issue or per-subscription, you're not alone. If you'll recall, it was nearly a year ago that Next Iss...
09:31 am EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 900 teardown peeks behind that $99 price (video)
We've always admired Nokia's ability to make a solid phone to a budget, when it's done right, your average user won't notice the difference. Given the strict hardware limitations imposed by Windows ...
09:02 am EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget Nokia Maps Suite 2.0 rolls out to Symbian devices, breaks free from beta chains
Symbian users haven't seen any shortage of love come their way in 2012. Just look to the 808 PureView for proof of that platform's staying power. Now, Nokia's doling out even more good news, dropping...
08:01 am EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget Microsoft 'Shopping assistant' patent could help you find Elmo, more time for the kids
Microsoft's just been granted a patent entitled "Shopping assistant." The claims indicate a system that generates a route to a product based on user-defined criteria (i.e. quickest, cheapest, shortes...
06:57 am EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget Sprint HTC 'Evo One' gets some in-person pics, kickstand and all
While the supposed HTC One series variant destined for Sprint only just broke cover in a leaked PR photo yesterday, now there's more concrete evidence of its existence in a few pics posted by Android...
06:33 am EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget Japanese researchers show off 'interactive' plants: real leaves, artificial emotions
Looking for a little more companionship from your household plants? Then a team of researchers from Keio University in Japan may have just the thing for you. They've developed a rather elaborate sys...
05:11 am EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget TiVo Premiere updates coming with new Netflix and YouTube apps; Bay Area gets Comcast VOD
Waiting for your TiVo to see the upgraded Netflix and YouTube streaming apps we got a peek at during CES a few months ago? How about the ability to access Comcast's video on-demand that we've been wa...
04:33 am EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget Rogers offers HTC One X for pre-order in Canada, $170 on contract through April 30th
You never thought that Canada would let the UK steal all of that gorgeous HTC One X limelight, did you? While Rogers can't compete with the phone's April 5th arrival at T-Mobile and Orange in the la...
03:20 am EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget Ice Cream Sandwich leaks for Samsung Galaxy Note (update)
For its part, Samsung has been none too coy about the upcoming Android 4.0 release for the Galaxy Note. So far, we know that it's set for a Q2 debut and will pack a new set of S Pen apps, but if you'...
02:47 am EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 293 - 04.03.2012
This week we've got a fresh set of video apps for the Xbox 360, including Comcast Xfinity TV, HBO Go and MLB.tv. In a bit of a throwback session, we've also got some discussion concerning Windows Med...
02:21 am EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget Is Samsung's white Galaxy Note set arrive in Canada on Telus tomorrow, Bell on April 10?
It's been nearly two months since Samsung's LTE Galaxy Note made its debut in the land of maple syrup Canada, and now Telus and Bell might finally begin stocking the white variant of the Gingerbrea...
02:21 am EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget Is Samsung's white Galaxy Note coming to Canada on Telus tomorrow, Bell on April 10?
It's been nearly two months since Samsung's LTE Galaxy Note made its debut in the land of maple syrup Canada, and now Telus and Bell might finally begin stocking the white variant of the Gingerbrea...
01:50 am EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget Listen to the Engadget Mobile Podcast fireside chat, live at 11PM ET!
It's early in the week and it's later at night, but the Nokia Lumia 900 and HTC One reviews are fresh on our minds and we want to talk about them. And we have a feeling you want to hear about them a...
01:08 am EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget Fisker Atlantic EVer unveiled in New York, we go eyes-on
Fisker's Karma series-hybrid electric vehicle hasn't exactly been receiving a lot of great press lately, but the company didn't let the process of swapping out 640 battery packs dampen the launch of ...
01:00 am EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 900 review
Nokia Lumia 900 official Nokia Lumia 900 to hit AT&T on April 8th with $100 price tag in tow (video) Nokia Lumia 800 reviewLong-awaited, heralded, longed for, lusted after, overdue, deal ...
12:25 am EDT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Engadget Orbotix update proves that six Spheros are better than one (video)
It's far more than a pricey cat toy, but should you really shell out 130 bucks of a color-changing robotic sphere? Well, if you make it to the video after the break, you might just be buying six. Sph...
11:58 pm EDT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Engadget Pioneer adds two new Elite receivers to its 2012 lineup
Pioneer's 2012 AV receiver lineup is growing by two with the new VSX-42, priced at $450, and the $650 VSX-60. Both feature six HDMI inputs on the back, Ethernet, video scaling, optional Blutooth ($99...
11:27 pm EDT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Engadget NTT forces you to pay attention during a video conference (video)
Video conferencing solved the "you talkin' to me?" problem ages ago, when business execs first started using sophisticated telepresence suites to share moisturizing tips. The thing is, catching a per...
11:01 pm EDT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Engadget Plantronics BackBeat Go headset sports tangle-free cord, 'rich' stereo sound
Plantronics has made a name for itself in the wireless headset space, but there's plenty of room to grow when it comes to premium stereo offerings. BackBeat Go is the company's smallest and lightest ...
10:31 pm EDT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Engadget Sprint confirms that LTE phones can enjoy unlimited data on Everything plans
The formal unveiling of LG's Viper this morning may not have piqued your interest, but Sprint loyalists hellbent on maintaining access to an unlimited plan may want to take a second look. Initially ...
10:27 pm EDT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Engadget Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx set to hit Europe and Middle East in May
While Stateside folks have been enjoying the thicker, but longer lasting RAZR Maxx for a few months now, those from across the pond have been missing out. Good news is you won't have to wait it out ...
10:00 pm EDT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Engadget Sprint begins employee training for Galaxy Nexus, launch looks imminent
First it appeared in a slipped ad, and then on The Engadget Show during CES. More recently, Sprint's variant of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus was spotted coasting through the FCC, and now it's practicall...
09:18 pm EDT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Engadget Facebook inks partnership with Opower, looks to socially compare home energy usage
Google passed, and Microsoft reckoned it had better things to do, but Zuckerberg's Castle is seemingly willing to pick up where those two left off. In what may go down as the strangest Facebook decis...
09:14 pm EDT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Engadget US Army grants HP $249 million contract to deploy private cloud services
HP is in the Army now. Today, the Palo Alto company announced that it has received a $249 million contract to provide the Department of Defense and other federal agencies with enterprise level cloud ...
08:51 pm EDT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Engadget Western Digital intros My Passport Studio 2TB portable HDD, twin FireWire 800 ports included
Just days after WD revealed new 2TB My Passport drives for the USB 3.0-respecting world, along comes an option for those running OS X. Aside from the conventional USB 2.0 socket on the My Passport Stu...
08:24 pm EDT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Engadget AT&T lighting up three LTE markets on April 8th, Indiana and Texas feel the glow
Muncie. Bloomington. Bryan-College Station. If you're in one of these three markets, get ready to party hard, because AT&T LTE is officially lighting up in your neck of the woods on April 8th. I...
08:02 pm EDT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Engadget Yamaha RX-V573 and RX-V473 receivers include AirPlay integration, 4K passthrough
We don't spend a whole lot of time focusing on home theater receivers 'round these parts, but we do like AirPlay, and we're especially fond of audio devices that boast compatibility with the iOS wire...
07:44 pm EDT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Engadget Windows 8 Metro-style Firefox comes out of hiding, still a diamond in the rough
Defaults are king in the realm of tech. So forgive Mozilla for its naked ambition to be users' go-to browser of choice. The company, fully aware of Windows 8's slow, looming approach to market, has s...
07:23 pm EDT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Engadget MetroPCS raises unlimited LTE data plan to $70, starts throttling others
Enjoying those quick, all-you-can-browse speeds on your LG Connect 4G? Well, it looks like soon you'll have to shell out a bit more cash to hold onto that beloved unlimited service. Earlier today, M...
07:02 pm EDT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Engadget Motorola Xoom WiFi now seeing Android 4.0.4 update over-the-air
We'd been told it was incoming, and come it has. Those still in possession of Motorola's Xoom WiFi tablet can now look forward to another bragging right: Android 4.0.4. According to Droid-Life, the n...
06:43 pm EDT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Engadget Facebook fights back, countersues Yahoo
Surprise, surprise, Facebook has decided to sling a lawsuit Yahoo's way after the latter first filed a patent infringement action against Zuckerberg's crew a few weeks ago. According to Florian Muell...
06:41 pm EDT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Engadget Shazam 5.0 update identifies audio in a split second, helps tortoise hands become the hare
Fits of inspiration are usually inopportune -- like when you realized eight years too late that it might've been wise to invest in Google. The same goes for that panicked impulse that strikes somewhe...
06:24 pm EDT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Engadget ComScore: Android's US market share passes 50 percent, BlackBerry OS and WP7 slide
Another month, another round of ComScore's US mobile studies. For the three-month average period ending in February 2012, 234 million Americans age 13 and older were found to be using mobile devices,...
06:00 pm EDT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Engadget ViaSat Exede review
Broadband in the boonies has long been an unreasonable ask. As slack-jawed farmers are fond of telling lost tourists "Ya can't get there from here," broadband-starved country bumpkins have heard from...
05:43 pm EDT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Engadget Four HUBOs "Come Together" for a Drexel Engineering MET-lab demo
Robot Beatles cover band? Check. Students at Drexel University's Music and Entertainment Technology Lab (MET-lab) have developed software that allows HUBO robots to create tunes following a musical s...
05:43 pm EDT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Engadget Four HUBOs 'Come Together' for a Drexel Engineering MET-lab demo
Robot Beatles cover band? Check. Students at Drexel University's Music and Entertainment Technology Lab (MET-lab) have developed software that allows HUBO robots to create tunes following a musical s...
05:24 pm EDT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Engadget Sprint LG Viper 4G goes on pre-order April 12 for $100, release date still TBA
Sprint's finally starting to get the ball rolling with its first LTE devices, announcing this morning that it's ready to begin pre-orders of the LG Viper 4G on April 12, and the next-gen goodness ca...
05:17 pm EDT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Engadget Amazon Instant Video app for the PS3 brings both Prime subscriptions and VOD along
While Amazon has continued to grow both its video on-demand and all you can eat Prime Instant Video services content-wise, playback on the TV is still limited to relatively few devices. You can add a...
05:07 pm EDT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Engadget TomTom confirms leap year bug is affecting a 'limited number' of GPS devices
Has your TomTom GPS let you down over the past few days? Then it looks like the company may have pinpointed your problem. It confirmed today that a leap year bug is preventing at least some models fro...
04:40 pm EDT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Engadget Instagram for Android hands-on
By now, you've got to be familiar with Instagram. Sure, you may have never used the app, which until mere minutes ago had yet to make its way beyond iOS, but you've surely seen the results, in tweets...
04:34 pm EDT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Engadget LG LS831 goes back to FCC, reveals 5MP camera, Sprint intentions
Sprint's been kept pretty quiet on the Windows Phone front, but it looks like the Now Network is getting back into the game. Well, at least soon. The LG LS831 has made a return visit to the FCC, this...
03:44 pm EDT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Engadget Instagram comes to Android, available to download now
We've waiting for what feels like forever, but the Android contingent can finally carry on with life knowing that at least some things are (semi) fair. Yes, Instagram is now available for Android.Dev...
03:39 pm EDT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Engadget Google voting patent democratizes restaurant choices, Top Model eliminations
Let's imagine you're both fortunate enough to have nine friends and you want to take them all out to dinner... tonight! So you send them all an invitation message, but the restaurant you've picked o...
03:05 pm EDT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia S, P and U to visit America, Brightstar to buy the tickets
Sony may be readying the Xperia Ion for US shores, but we haven't heard any news yet on whether the phone-maker's NXT family of phones will ever visit all those states. That's where Brightstar comes...
02:37 pm EDT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Engadget BlackBerry Mobile Fusion integrates RIM, iOS and Android device management
With iOS now offering business-friendly security features, the shift away from BlackBerry is well underway, and the transition hasn't exactly played out well for RIM. Now, the company even appears to...
02:04 pm EDT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Engadget Motorola HS1101 and MBP2000PU Android Home Phones get examined, detailed by the FCC
We imagine that the vast majority of Android users have since abandoned or even eliminated landline service, but if you're still tethered to the grid at the homestead, your DECT cordless might as wel...
01:32 pm EDT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Engadget Scientists train Kinect to follow your tongue wagging
We've seen Microsoft's diverse little Xbox motion controller go on to do a heck of a lot more than the company ever indeed, but up to now, it hasn't really done much to capture the majesty that is th...
12:58 pm EDT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Engadget HTC One X and One S come to Orange, T-Mobile on Thursday
If you've already decided whether you're Team One X or Team One S, and live in the UK, then get ready to flex the plastic on Thursday. Both T-Mobile and Orange have announced that's the day you can p...
12:23 pm EDT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Engadget Conductive fabrics may power future infantry gear, uniforms set to enter field trials
If you thought your Sunbeam electric blanket or those Hello Kitty foot warmers were advanced pieces of kit, then you'd best divert your eyes from this story out of the UK. In an effort to eliminate t...
11:52 am EDT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Engadget Report: Google TV coming to Europe in September
Sony is making some more definitive statements on its plans to bring Google TV across to Europe. According to financial paper, Les Échos, Sony France's marketing director said that two devices,...
11:28 am EDT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Engadget Sony, Toshiba, Hitachi joint venture Japan Display fires up operations
The joint venture that is Japan Display agreed on its formalities back in November, and has now finally started operating. While Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi all have a 10 percent stake in the business,...
11:06 am EDT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Engadget Motorola now officially being investigated for abusing its patents in Europe
Both Apple and Microsoft have formally complained about Motorola's alleged abuse of "standards-essential" patents, and today the European Commission has been equally formal in starting an antitrust in...
11:00 am EDT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Engadget Garmin Approach S3 golf watch provides assistance for 27,000 courses (video)
If you're looking for the latest dose of technology to compliment your time on the green, then take a gander at Garmin's Approach S3 golf watch. An upgrade from the Approach S1, this GPS-enabled gadg...
10:31 am EDT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Engadget NTT, Sharp, Gainax make a Japan-only Neon Genesis Evangelion phone, get your plane tickets now
If someone offered you the chance to buy a Neon Genesis Evangelion NERV-branded phone, you'd jump at it right? After all, there's nothing better than pretending you live under constant threat of ali...
10:00 am EDT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Engadget Dropcam HD WiFi monitoring camera now shipping for $149
We've had the opportunity to spend time with an early version of the Dropcam HD WiFi monitoring camera prior to its CES unveiling, and now the company is finally ready to get the product out to the m...
09:20 am EDT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Engadget Flying car makes maiden voyage, gives new meaning to 'Flying Dutchman' (video)
The Netherlands made a lot of noise in the tech world last year for stuff like net neutrality and the legal herping and derping between Apple and Samsung. Now it's making some noise of the whirly kin...
09:20 am EDT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Engadget PAL-V ONE makes maiden voyage, gives new meaning to 'Flying Dutchman' (video)
The Netherlands made a lot of noise in the tech world last year for stuff like net neutrality and the legal herping and derping between Apple and Samsung. Now it's making some noise of the whirly kin...
08:41 am EDT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Engadget Mighty morphing hexapod bot is back, now rolls with the punches
It's been awhile since we last saw Kåre Halvorsen's morphing hexapod ball-shaped bot, and in the interim it picked up some new tricks. Before, the MorpHex could only maneuver by scurrying aroun...
07:36 am EDT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Engadget Is this Sprint's LTE-ready HTC Evo One?
Did the likes of HTC's One X and One S catch your attention? Well, those looking for something with a seasoning of Sprint might interested in the phone nestled in the middle. According to Pocketnow,...
07:36 am EDT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Engadget Is this the LTE-ready Sprint HTC Evo One?
Did the likes of HTC's One X and One S catch your attention? Well, those looking for something with a seasoning of Sprint might interested in the phone nestled in the middle. According to Pocketnow,...
06:50 am EDT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Engadget ARM seeks better security for connected devices, teams up Gemalto and Giesecke & Devrient
ARM is famous for its low-power chip designs, Gemalto is known for its NFC security features, and Giesecke & Devrient brings some nice nano-SIM notoriety to the table. As a trio, these companies ...
06:50 am EDT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Engadget ARM seeks better security for connected devices, teams up with Gemalto and Giesecke & Devrient
ARM is famous for its low-power chip designs, Gemalto is known for its NFC security features, and Giesecke & Devrient brings some nice nano-SIM notoriety to the table. As a trio, these companies ...
06:00 am EDT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Engadget Sony PMW-100 camcorder brings 50Mbps bitrate in an itty-bitty package
When is full 1920 x 1080 footage not really HD? When a broadcaster rejects it for not meeting its 50Mbps bitrate criteria. There's only a few handheld cameras that can capture video with such gentle ...
04:32 am EDT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Engadget Canon EOS 60Da: the DSLR for that astrophotographer in your life
What if all the answers to the universe resided in the stars? What if your real home was in space? What if you had a camera engineered specifically to capture the beauty of the night sky? You do. Can...
03:22 am EDT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Engadget Smithsonian's super squeaky clean meteorite lab makes your room look like a pig sty (video)
If you think you're a clean freak, then you obviously haven't been to the Smithsonian Antarctic meteorite storage facility. See, when it isn't kicking up the video-games-as-art debate or showing off ...
02:06 am EDT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Engadget CSIRO snatches $220m windfall in WiFi patent dispute with AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon
Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization keeps bowling 'em over -- in the courtroom, anyway -- with its hardy WiFi patent. The government-funded research group has cha...
01:17 am EDT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Engadget ICS reaches 2.9 percent of active Android devices, 63.7 percent still on Gingerbread
As we check back in on Android's Platform Versions dashboard for the first time since January, we can finally see notable growth in the percentage of devices running some flavor of Android 4.0 Ice Cr...
12:28 am EDT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Engadget Lensbaby Composer Pro gets Samsung, Sony, Micro Four Thirds mirrorless mounts
Lensbaby faithfuls awaiting a mirrorless-compatible Composer Pro lens need not hold out any longer. The company's high-end creative optic is now shipping for mirrorless mounts of the Samsung NX, Sony...
11:46 pm EDT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Engadget BMW i8 Concept Spyder takes to the road, sounds almost as gorgeous as it looks (video)
It's been less than a year since our first opportunity to get up close and personal with BMW's i8 plug-in electric car, and now the German automaker is back to tease a whole new beast. The Concept Sp...
11:04 pm EDT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Engadget Twitter for BlackBerry 3.0 brings easier photo-uploading, automatic link-shortening, BBM integration
Listen up, you BlackBerry users, you: Twitter's just released a new version of its BB app, and though the list of new features is hardly earth-shaking, they should all be welcome additions to those ...
10:24 pm EDT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Engadget Must See HDTV (April 2nd - April 8th)
NCAA Basketball Tournament Championship(s)A field of many has been reduced to two in both the men's and women's NCAA basketball tournament, and while tonight's matchup between Kentucky and Kansas is ...
10:06 pm EDT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Engadget Fisker Nina Atlantic gets unofficially pictured in official form
We got a quick glimpse of Fisker's once-halted Project Nina the other day courtesy of Autoblog, and we now have our best look at the car to date thanks to some seemingly official press photos that ha...
09:37 pm EDT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Engadget Oracle and Google get a trial date, April 16th is the start of Android armageddon
As regular readers of this site are well aware, Google and Oracle have had an ongoing legal spat for nearly two years now. In the time since the lawsuit's filing, the legal claims have been narrowed,...
09:23 pm EDT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Engadget Facebook updates iOS app with Retina iPad support, more languages
Shortly after making some high-res changes to the desktop site, Facebook's now doing the same to its application for Apple's freshest slab on the block. Aside from the crisper look and higher resolut...
08:55 pm EDT - Mon, April 2, 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...
08:29 pm EDT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Engadget Motorola MOTOACTV software update allows for pairing with non-Moto devices
Good news for fitness junkies who like to mix and match their gadget brands: MotoACTV's accompanying application will now work on pretty much all Android phones, and not just those that happen to be...
07:57 pm EDT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Engadget Microsoft kicks off Kinect Accelerator program to take 11 Kinect-centric start-ups to the next level
Microsoft unwittingly created quite the hacking cottage industry when it first introduced Kinect. Though it took awhile for the company to come to grips with the amazing inventions enabled by its sen...
07:38 pm EDT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Engadget Terrafugia Transition production prototype completes first flight, set to land at NY Auto Show this Friday
Terrafugia's Transition could finally be making its way to the production line. The "flying car" has journeyed far beyond the concept phase, achieving its compulsory nod from the DOT last summer, and...
07:06 pm EDT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Engadget Microsoft announces special edition Chrome Series Xbox 360 controllers
There's no console to match, but Xbox 360 owners who prefer things a little shinier than your run-of-the-mill controller will soon have a trio of new options to consider courtesy of Microsoft. It's ...
06:41 pm EDT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Engadget NOOK for iPad now with Retina content, improved highlighting features
Better late than never, right? Only a couple of weeks after its rival Kindle, the NOOK app is finally ready to join the new iPad's pixel-packed party. While the main feature is obviously its Retina ...
06:00 pm EDT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G review
Maybe you've noticed, maybe you haven't, but the Galaxy S 4G no longer exists at T-Mobile. Just one year ago, it replaced the Vibrant -- the carrier's first Galaxy S handset -- and now the Galaxy S 4...
05:39 pm EDT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Engadget UK planning second snooping bill, proxy servers to sell out shortly
The UK Government revealed on April Fools' Day that it's planning to offer law enforcement agencies unprecedented access to private communications. British Cellphone operators and ISPs will be requir...
05:21 pm EDT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Engadget HCL intros trio of Android 4.0 tablets aimed at Indian classrooms
HCL, previously known for launching those budget-friendly MiLeaps, is now getting ready to take its low-cost approach to the tablet market. Earlier today, the Indian outfit announced a trifecta of I...
05:00 pm EDT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Engadget US Navy shows off its new LASR autonomous robot testing facility
All the fun of the desert and the rainforest from the (relative) comfort of home? Sign us up. That's the promise offered by the admittedly awesomely named Laboratory for Autonomous Systems Research (...
04:59 pm EDT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Engadget Renault's Twizzy EV for 16 year-olds comes too late for Justin to skip the DMV queue
Renault's planning to take advantage of a change in the law that'll enable 16-year-olds to drive vehicles on the roads without a license by releasing the Twizzy EV. The futuristic golf-cart will hav...
04:43 pm EDT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Engadget Fujitsu buys out Toshiba's stake in mobile joint venture, division now called Fujitsu Mobile Communications
April 2, 2012: a great day to officially wash your hands of unprofitable business ventures. On the heels of Philips marking its exit from the TV biz, Fujitsu announced it has bought out Toshiba's sta...
04:00 pm EDT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Engadget Engadget's smartphone buyer's guide: spring 2012 edition
Springtime is here. It's a season of renewal, and similarly, an ideal time to replace your aging phone with one that you'll adore. With this in mind, we give you Engadget's smartphone buyer's guide -...
03:38 pm EDT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Engadget Internet Explorer claws back a bit of market share at the expense of Chrome and Firefox
It may have been on a steady decline for years (albeit still the number one web browser all along), but it looks like Internet Explorer has now once again found itself on a bit of an upswing. Accordi...
03:21 pm EDT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Engadget Samsung throws in free extended battery with VZW Galaxy Nexus, applies to first-time buyers only
Samsung must be keenly aware that the Galaxy Nexus' battery life takes a hit on Verizon's LTE network: for a limited time, the outfit's throwing in a free 2,100mAh extended battery for first-time bu...
03:21 pm EDT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Engadget Samsung throws in free extended battery with VZW Galaxy Nexus, applies to new purchases only
Samsung must be keenly aware that the Galaxy Nexus' battery life takes a hit on Verizon's LTE network: for a limited time, the outfit's throwing in a free 2,100mAh extended battery for first-time bu...
03:01 pm EDT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win a Nokia Lumia 800, courtesy of Quixby!
Not everyone needs a Nokia Lumia 900 -- in fact, we imagine that there are plenty of you out there that could care less about LTE and the larger screen. That's where the Lumia 800 comes in real handy...
02:39 pm EDT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Engadget Samsung's eeeny-weeny Galaxy Pocket is examined under the FCC's magnifying glass
Once those wags at the FCC had finished joking about how difficult the Galaxy Pocket is to see with the human eye, it was time to get examining. Samsung's cellphone with a 2.8-inch display was revea...
02:16 pm EDT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Engadget Samsung, NTT DoCoMo, et al. cancel plans for LTE chip joint venture
Looks like the decision to not make a decision has... well, created a decision. Back in December of 2011, NTT DoCoMo, Panasonic, Samsung and a smattering of other Japanese firms put their heads togeth...
01:53 pm EDT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Engadget Ceton's Q DVR companion app for Windows Phone gets detailed tour (video)
You might recall Ceton's Q DVR making its debut at the start of the year and now the beans have been spilled on the multiroom recorder's companion app. The Windows Phone 7 version separates out into...
01:22 pm EDT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Engadget Intel 330 SSD leakage hints at bargain price tag, perhaps just $149 for 120GB
A number of online retailers listed an Intel 330 SSD over the weekend, which would have been cool except that the drive was supposed to remain in the shadows until given a proper announcement. Some s...
01:05 pm EDT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Engadget Philips officially out of the TV business as sale to TPV Technology closes
It took almost exactly a year, but Philips is finally free of its pesky, money-losing TV problem. As planned, the company transferred its television business into a joint venture with Hong Kong-based...
01:05 pm EDT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Engadget Philips transfers TV business to a joint venture with TPV Technology, TPV takes the controlling stake
It took almost exactly a year, but Philips is finally free of its pesky, money-losing TV problem. As planned, the company transferred its television business into a joint venture with Hong Kong-based...
12:30 pm EDT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Engadget Application Developers Alliance reveals its founding directors
The ADA hasn't only been recruiting members, but founding directors too. It's succeeded in getting Google and RIM around its laptop-laden table, as well as representatives from CBS Interactive, AT&...
11:57 am EDT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Engadget Sensitive scales can weigh individual atoms, ensure perfect recipes
Those of you who have navigated beyond using an Easy-Bake Oven will know that weighing out ingredients is a chore. Then again, it's nothing compared to the sort of balancing that takes place at the ...
11:00 am EDT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Engadget Garmin partners with Suzuki for company's first in-dash infotainment system
Sure, the portable GPS may still have a home among multi-car families, or drivers that have yet to make the jump to a smartphone, but we wouldn't be surprised to see the dedicated device's share decl...
10:47 am EDT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Engadget Microsoft moves logistics center out of Germany, blames Motorola patent battle
It may be a mere thorn in the foot of a giant like Microsoft, but the ongoing H.264 licensing dispute with Motorola is clearly starting to sting. German news outlet CIO reports that Redmond has shift...
10:12 am EDT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Engadget Sony HXR-NX30 camcorder: built-in projector, 96GB storage for $2,500 (video)
Don't worry, lone gunslingers, today isn't just about the NEX-FS700. Sony's pro range has also been bolstered with the HXR-NX30 for videographers who need to travel light. This model sacrifices inter...
09:06 am EDT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Engadget IBM: 'We must build an Exascale computer before 2024' (video)
ASTRON has enlisted the help of IBM to lead a five-year, $43 million project to develop and build a supercomputer for the new Square Kilometer Array. The SKA is a $2.1 billion initiative to construc...
08:54 am EDT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Engadget Sony outs NEX-FS700 cinema camera: does crazy slow-mo now, 4K coming later
Sony stole our hearts with the NEX-FS100, which brought large-sensor filming into the reach of low-budget productions. When we heard rumors of a 4K-capable FS700 model coming for $9,000, known in Nor...
07:02 am EDT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Engadget HTC Sense 4 review
Over the last year, HTC has established a reputation for fragmenting its proprietary Sense UI even within the same version of Android. Why, Gingerbread alone is the foundation for at least three diff...
07:01 am EDT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Engadget HTC One S review
HTC One S hands-on at MWC 2012 (video) HTC Sense 4 review HTC One X reviewIn some alternate universe, the One S would be HTC's flagship phone. There's the new, forged-for-space body, a unifor...
07:00 am EDT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Engadget HTC One X review
HTC One X hands-on at MWC 2012 (video) HTC Sense 4 review HTC One S reviewIt's been a difficult year for HTC. After several successful quarters, things have started looking less rosy in recen...
06:32 am EDT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Engadget Samsung Display spinoff officially launches as 'the world's largest display manufacturer'
Just as planned, Samsung has formally separated from its display business, which will begin solo operations "in earnest" April 3rd. The newly created -- and still 100 percent Samsung Electronics owne...
05:36 am EDT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Engadget Kaleidescape DVD servers granted a temporary stay
Things have been looking bleak for Kaleidescape's DVD servers since a Judge ruled against them on appeal, and earlier this month issued an injunction that was to have taken effect on April 8th. We say...
03:19 am EDT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Engadget How would you change Samsung's Galaxy Nexus?
"Definitely the best Android phone available today -- it's possibly even the best phone available today, period." That's the oft-repeated conclusion to our Galaxy Nexus review and the question is, w...
12:56 am EDT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: gigantic LED cube, synthetic bones and a playground from recycled wind turbines
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. Happy April 1st! In honor of the day, we've rounded up so...
12:40 am EDT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of March 26th, 2012
Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so m...
11:47 pm EDT - Sun, April 1, 2012
Engadget Tribune stations nationwide including WGN America go dark on DirecTV
In the latest round of disputes between pay-TV providers and networks over the millions of dollars we, the customers, are paying for service, Tribune Broadcasting Company (owner of several different ...
09:30 pm EDT - Sun, April 1, 2012
Engadget Switched On: Angry Nerds
Oh no! The evil pigs of purchase inhibition taken the valuable eggs of smartphone desire and captured them within a complex structure. Fortunately, there are a number of powerful birds that can be sl...
08:00 pm EDT - Sun, April 1, 2012
Engadget USRobotics PalmPilot Personal review
It's 1996. You might have a cellphone, but it doesn't do much more than make phone calls. You might have a laptop, but it's likely too heavy to carry with you everywhere you go. Or you might only ha...
07:07 pm EDT - Sun, April 1, 2012
Engadget Android 4.0.4 leaked for Nexus S 4G, lets Sprint users join ICS party
Well, that didn't take long. Sprint may not have opened its own icebox just yet, but thanks to a BriefMobile source, Nexus S 4G owners can snag themselves Ice Cream Sandwich anyway. While there have ...
06:13 pm EDT - Sun, April 1, 2012
Engadget Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus review
The year was 1999. I was pondering all too carefully what kind of threads I'd be wearing come the new school year. But all I could really think about was exactly how much of my styling budget would b...
05:42 pm EDT - Sun, April 1, 2012
Engadget OpCapita picks up GAME retail chain, plans to keep 333 stores open
The staff of UK video game retailer GAME's remaining 333 stores can breathe a collective sigh of relief today: investment firm OpCapita is buying the chain. "We are pleased to have reached agreement ...
04:19 pm EDT - Sun, April 1, 2012
Engadget Atari Pong review (1976)
Multiplayer gaming today has become an inherently and bewilderingly antisocial affair. You grab a controller, take up as much space as possible on your couch at home, then connect to some random game...
04:00 pm EDT - Sun, April 1, 2012
Engadget April Fools' Day roundup: the big toys, the small toys and the cats
Depending on where you are right now, you're either pretty much done with April Fools' Day (hence our bloated inbox thanks to all you lovely tipsters!) or it's just about to start on your side of the...
02:00 pm EDT - Sun, April 1, 2012
Engadget Nokia 7110 review
To say that Nokia's 7110 is an easy phone to review is something of an understatement. This is the first handset to ship running the company's Series 40 OS, but it also packs a dual-band GSM modem a...
01:01 pm EDT - Sun, April 1, 2012
Engadget Qualcomm details Snapdragon S4-loaded Win8 notebooks further, will be lighter than Ultrabooks
Although ARM-based SoCs are generally associated with mobile devices, it's no secret that Qualcomm and NVIDIA want to get Windows 8 computers into the fray. We knew that both companies began seeding ...
09:22 am EDT - Sun, April 1, 2012
Engadget Screen Grabs: Vampire Diaries uses Galaxy Note to scratch out sinister signals
Screen Grabs chronicles the uses (and misuses) of real-world gadgets in today's movies and TV. Send in your sightings (with screen grab!) to screengrabs at engadget dot com. The residents of Mystic F...
08:24 am EDT - Sun, April 1, 2012
Engadget Screen Grabs: Vampire Diaries uses Galaxy Note to scratch out sinister signals
Screen Grabs chronicles the uses (and misuses) of real-world gadgets in today's movies and TV. Send in your sightings (with screen grab!) to screengrabs at engadget dot com. The residents of Mystic F...
05:41 am EDT - Sun, April 1, 2012
Engadget World's slowest Linux computer, says 'Hello Wor...' (video)
Evidently tired of smooth running graphics, lightning fast processing and bags and bags of available memory, programmer Dmitry Grinberg decided to go back to computing basics. And then some. As Linux ...
05:01 am EDT - Sun, April 1, 2012
Engadget World's slowest Linux computer, says 'Hello Wor...' (video)
Evidently tired of smooth running graphics, lightning fast processing and bags and bags of available memory, programmer Dmitry Grinberg decided to go back to computing basics. And then some. As Linux ...
02:40 am EDT - Sun, April 1, 2012
Engadget Weibo services 'punished' for Beijing coup rumors, comments temporarily disabled
For a country who doesn't really do April Fools' Day, you know China means business when it lays the smackdown on its weibo services. Here's the background story: about a week ago there was a rumor o...
01:55 am EDT - Sun, April 1, 2012
Engadget Ask Engadget: Best HD Camcorder for live shows?
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 Keith, who needs our help to becom...
01:21 am EDT - Sun, April 1, 2012
Engadget Weibo services 'punished' for Beijing coup rumors, comments temporarily disabled
For a country who doesn't really do April Fools' Day, you know China means business when it lays the smackdown on its weibo services. Here's the background story: about a week ago there was a rumor o...
01:04 am EDT - Sun, April 1, 2012
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of March 26th, 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 hints of a Droid Bio...
11:40 pm EDT - Sat, March 31, 2012
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 132 - 03.31.2012
It was a relatively slow news week. So what? We'll make those lemons into podcast lemonade any day, and you, friend, are invited to our lemonade stand. We take credit cards.Hosts: Myriam Joire (tnkgr...
10:00 pm EDT - Sat, March 31, 2012
Engadget BMW adds extra sportiness to its i-series lineup, unveils i8 Concept Spyder
We've swooned over BMW's i3 and i8 plug-in gasoline electric hybrids for some time now, so naturally our hearts raced today when the company announced its latest addition to the series, the i8 Conce...
05:39 pm EDT - Sat, March 31, 2012
Engadget Google Maps 8-bit version for NES: April Fools arrives a day early in Mountain View
Well, it appears that April Fools in full effect -- at least if you ask Google. Today the company introduced its "latest" build of Google Maps, dubbed Google Maps 8-bit version, tailored speci...
05:02 pm EDT - Sat, March 31, 2012
Engadget Expedia adds to Google's EU antitrust woes, decision expected after Easter
Google's position as the dominant search engine doesn't come without a price. Smaller search sites have already tapped on the EU Commission's door to register their complaints about how they are rank...
03:26 pm EDT - Sat, March 31, 2012
Engadget Flurry's analytics: Apple's App Store revenue still leading, but Amazon Appstore close behind
Not like we haven't seen this dog-and-pony show before, but Flurry's latest round of analytics -- which measured revenue of 11 million daily active users from mid-January through the end of February ...
01:07 pm EDT - Sat, March 31, 2012
Engadget Amazon stores 1,700 human genomes in the cloud
Not content with speeding up web browsing and hosting federal data, Amazon Web Services are now helping in the fight against disease. Bezos' crew is donating a chunk of free cloud storage to the 1000 ...
09:44 am EDT - Sat, March 31, 2012
Engadget Gallery of high internet art curates for class, forgets to trololol
Care to take a walk down memory lane by way of the information superhighway? Good, because 21st century digital natives and Luddites alike could stand to benefit from some virtual navel-gazing. In wh...
06:13 am EDT - Sat, March 31, 2012
Engadget Razer confirms plans to release left-handed Naga gaming mouse
It promised that it would do so if it received enough Likes on Facebook, and now Razer has confirmed that it is indeed proceeding with plans to release a left-handed version of its Naga gaming mouse...
02:48 am EDT - Sat, March 31, 2012
Engadget Spotify takes Facebook's Timeline feature to insane extremes
Worried that Facebook's new Timeline feature is going to offer up too much information? Don't worry, whatever roller coaster ride your relationship status updates might be, you've got nothing on Spot...
12:23 am EDT - Sat, March 31, 2012
Engadget UFO Waterproof Remote found floating in the company of the rich and famous
Dreams are nice. Yachts are better. So while you cling to far-flung notions that you'll ever truly know what 'money to burn' means, the Barry Dillers of our world are crisscrossing international wate...