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11:38 pm EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Press pics of Gigabyte's X11 lightweight laptop reportedly pop up online
Last week, Gigabyte teased us with the promise of a new bantam laptop, the X11, that would be the "lightest notebook on earth." Today, it appears the good folks at Pocket-lint have taken a bit of th...
11:14 pm EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Google starts selling accessories for HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus on Google Play, has you all docked up
If you liked the idea of buying an unlocked Galaxy Nexus straight from Google but were put off by the absence of the official accessories, have no fear. A swing by Google Play now gives US shoppers...
10:57 pm EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Noctua developing noise-cancelling PC fan, will demo at Computex
Try as we might to block it out, we just can't stand the whirring of our PC fan when it starts to act up. There may be an end to our cringing, as Austrian company Noctua is gearing up to debut a fan...
10:35 pm EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Report: Kevin Rose moving within Mountain View, now a partner at Google Ventures
Have you been wondering what Digg co-founder, Kevin Rose, has been up to since joining the Mountain View team a couple months back? Well, AllThingsD is reporting that Mr. Rose has left his duties as...
10:14 pm EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Adafruit modder builds Captain Jack's Vortex Manipulator Leela's wrist-lo-jacko-mator for real
This impressive wrist / forearm cuff is the brainchild of Adafruit forum member and modder Stephanie, who has built a sensor platform into the fashion accessory. The device can monitor the exposure ...
10:00 pm EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Spotify director Sean Parker: Apple tried to keep Spotify out of the United States
Daniel Ek (co-founder of Spotify) and Sean Parker (Director at Spotify) just took the stage here at D10, with Walt Mossberg asking the two about the company's impact in America, negotiations with re...
09:55 pm EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Second-gen IOIO in the works: embraces the wireless revolution, cuts cost
Ytai Ben-Tsvi's IOIO board is quite the hit with the Android-hacking DIY crowd. But, that doesn't mean there isn't room for improvement on the $50 dev board. A second-gen version is in the works tha...
09:34 pm EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Intel teams up with DeviceScape for automatic public WiFi, will hook up your Ultrabook in the background
We all know the coffee shop WiFi routine: crack open the laptop, visit a splash page, and dutifully wait until you're logged in before you get to Twitter. Through a new deal between Intel and Devic...
09:16 pm EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget South Korea's FTC reportedly raids Google again over lack of cooperation
Google might be in trouble for how it handled an earlier raid by South Korean officials over antitrust concerns. Insiders claimed to AllThingsD that the country's Fair Trade Commission stormed Googl...
09:01 pm EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Nest expands its reach, begins shipping Learning Thermostat to Canada
The Nest Learning Thermostat has certainly generated plenty of buzz -- and not just by thermostat standards -- but it's so far only be available to those in the United States. That's finally startin...
08:30 pm EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Show 33: Indie Game: The Movie, Fifth Avenue Frogger and The Art of the Video Game
E3 is rapidly approaching, but why wait until then for some hot video game action? We've got a veritable electronic entertainment expo of Engadget Show goodness coming at you this month, including a...
08:12 pm EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Google's Steve Lee talks about the history and future of Project Glass
Details on Google's Project Glass haven't been the easiest thing to come by since the wearable computing effort was announced earlier this year, but Google execs have been getting a bit more talkati...
07:57 pm EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Apple I up for auction: buy a bit of Apple history for the bulk of your net worth
Attention Apple lovers: here's your chance to get your hands on an original piece of company history, but the past has proven that you better have a lot of extra cash lying around. Sotheby's auction...
07:41 pm EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget China greenlights Apple's third-gen iPad for 3G use, China Unicom smiles knowingly
Apple's current iPad is already cleared for China in WiFi trim, but those of us who've wanted to roam through Kunming on care-free 3G haven't had any officially approved choices. That's ending soon...
07:29 pm EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget PayPal mobile payments hit the UK, filling your closet just went wireless (video)
PayPal's mobile payments have been on a whirlwind American tour this year, but they haven't had a chance to cross the border so far. Someone must have finally stamped the company's passport, since i...
07:24 pm EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Aaron Sorkin talks about future Steve Jobs movie, impact of technology on his writing
You don't have to look far to get a grasp on who Aaron Sorkin is -- he wrote A Few Good Men, The American President, The West Wing, Moneyball and The Social Network, for starters -- and he showed up...
07:16 pm EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Archos 7-inch Child Pad with ICS now on sale for $130, Aaaalvin squeaks in celebration
Oh, we know you've been waiting for this one. Earlier today, Archos announced its kid-friendly Child Pad tablet is finally up for grabs -- which was bound to happen after having passed the FCC's met...
07:01 pm EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Google Maps 'Android app' gets Zagat 'reviews and ratings'
More Zagat goodness from our friends at Google today. The restaurant guide's scores, summaries, reviews and ratings have "made their way" onto the Android version of Google Maps. Clicking Local in t...
06:46 pm EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 makes a splash Stateside, offers a lightweight slice of Android 4.0 for $349
Lenovo has offered few hints (if unsubtle ones) that the IdeaTab S2109 was on the way, but it's now in the US in earnest. As we saw early on, some of the Android 4.0 tablet's specs read like those o...
06:33 pm EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Intellectual Ventures' Nathan Mhyrvold defends patent trolling, calls tech industry immature
Intellectual Ventures' CEO and founder Nathan Mhyrvold, who previously spent some 14 years at Microsoft Research, took the stage here at D10, and as predicted, his interview with Walt Mossberg was q...
06:33 pm EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Intellectual Ventures' Nathan Myhrvold defends patent trolling, calls tech industry immature
Intellectual Ventures' CEO and founder Nathan Myhrvold, who previously spent some 14 years at Microsoft Research, took the stage here at D10, and as predicted, his interview with Walt Mossberg was q...
06:29 pm EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Canadian carriers put Galaxy S III launch on June 20th, back dual-core 1.5GHz chip for LTE models
Canadian carriers flocked to the Galaxy S III before we'd barely even left our seats in London to try it, and it looks like they're also more than a little eager to provide launch details ahead of t...
06:29 pm EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Canadian carriers put Galaxy S III launch on June 20th, back dual-core 1.5GHz chip for LTE models (update: Snapdragon, 2GB RAM official)
Canadian carriers flocked to the Galaxy S III before we'd barely even left our seats in London to try it, and it looks like they're also more than a little eager to provide launch details ahead of t...
06:13 pm EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget ZTE teases 6.2mm-thick 'Athena,' crams in 720p IPS display and Cortex-A15 chip
Never mind Huawei's 6.68mm-thick Ascend P1 S or Oppo's 6.65mm-thick Finder, because the record's about to be beaten yet again by another Chinese manufacturer. Codenamed "Athena," this mysterious ZTE...
05:58 pm EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Lenovo LePhone K800 launches, officially brings Medfield to China
At CES 2012, Lenovo was the first to announce a Medfield-powered smartphone: the K800. And while it was the first to be unveiled, it couldn't beat the Lava Xolo X900 to market. Lenovo's not too worr...
05:39 pm EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Google Chromebooks bring the cloud to the plane with 12 free Gogo sessions
Need a dozen or so extra reasons to pick up a new Samsung Chromebook? How's about 12 free in-flight WiFi sessions from GoGo? Granted, it's probably not enough reason alone to pick up the browser-bas...
05:13 pm EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Logitech outs Apple-friendly Wireless Solar Keyboard K760, we go hands-on
Earlier this May, Logitech unveiled its Solar Keyboard Folio for the new iPad and iPad 2, and the accessory maker is rounding out the month by adding another sun-powered peripheral to its stable. Li...
05:02 pm EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Zynga CEO Mark Pincus says 'no thanks' to console gaming, isn't worried about a life detached from Facebook
Zynga CEO and founder Mark Pincus just took the stage here at D10, and in a wide-ranging interview with Kara Swisher, he sidestepped conversation about Words With Friends and Farmville long enough t...
04:52 pm EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget ICANN stops taking custom domain names at 7PM ET, details the TLD explosion June 13th
ICANN anticipated that we'd see the first fruits of its open season on top-level domains (TLDs) roughly a year after the hunt began; sure enough, it's winding down applications tonight. If you have ...
04:31 pm EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Leica Monochrom test turns up the ISO, doesn't bring the noise
In the case of "why would you pay $8k for a black and white camera," exhibit 'A' would surely be the lack of a color filter array corrupting the image. Without one, the Leica Monochrom -- with a sim...
04:05 pm EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Infinitec returns with Android 4.0-based HDMI dongle, Kickstarts the Pocket TV
Remember Infinitec? Tricky question, no? The company came to us at CES 2010 with a product that had big -- nay, huge -- aspirations. It was a simple USB stick that promised to enable ad hoc streamin...
03:32 pm EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget HP names Bill Veghte new COO, hands over the keys to HP Software
After successfully piloting HP's software division and, presumably, performing well as the company's chief strategy officer, Bill Veghte is getting a promotion. Effective immediately he'll be taking ...
03:17 pm EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Verizon doubles FiOS speeds to 300Mbps, thumb-twiddling waits are officially over
Verizon's IP network traffic jam apparently wasn't that much of an issue, since it just kicked up the speeds for FiOS service by a notch... or ten. Unless you're a spendthrift sticking to the base 1...
02:46 pm EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Microsoft's Photosynth app lets (some) Windows Phone users in on the panorama craze
Are you one of those folks who enjoys taking snaps of everything around you and own a Mango-flavored Windows Phone slab? Well, we've got some phenomenal news for you: Microsoft has placed its Photos...
02:17 pm EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Google offers unified profiles, begins merging Orkut with Google+
Orkut has announced that users of Google's other social network can now use both from a unified profile. Those who plump for the change will find their details merged (using your Google+ creden...
01:44 pm EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Olympus to settle with ex-chief exec over misconduct, may involve mountains of cash
As Olympus' recent accounting scandal finally begins to wind down, the guy who blew the whistle on the financial wrongdoings might actually be the one to make out like a bandit. Michael Woodford, fo...
01:22 pm EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Google+ Local sees reviews from friends, Zagat invade your restaurant hunts (video)
We'd been wondering what Google would do following its acquisition of Zagat, and now we know: it's part of Google+ Local, a boost to Maps, general search, and Google+ itself. Zagat's poin...
12:49 pm EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Motorola: a brief history
A snapshot of the last several years in Motorola's history shows a company in flux, culminating last week, when the smartphone manufacturer's sale to Google was finally given the green light. After ...
12:22 pm EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Flipboard beta coming to all Android devices soon, hopes to handle resolution variety with poise
Eagle-eyed readers might remember that Flipboard's long-awaited port to Android started with a fair amount of confusion; it showed up (seemingly at random) on Samsung's Galaxy S III, but soon after,...
12:22 pm EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Flipboard beta coming to all Android devices soon, hopes to handle resolution variety with poise (updated: it's live!)
Eagle-eyed readers might remember that Flipboard's long-awaited port to Android started with a fair amount of confusion; it showed up (seemingly at random) on Samsung's Galaxy S III, but soon after,...
12:04 pm EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 610 launches in the UK, starts on 15 per month contracts
Nokia's latest Windows Phone addition might not stack up to the polycarbonate glory of its forebears, but at this price, it's hard to complain that much. While the reduced RAM specification is provi...
11:49 am EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Creative announces Sound BlasterAxx wireless speakers with mics
In a departure from its traditional sound cards, Creative has just unveiled a line of Bluetooth speakers with in-built mics, called the Sound BlasterAxx range. Yes, these are the ones we anticipated...
11:49 am EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Creative announces Sound BlasterAxx wireless speakers with mics (update: hands-on!)
In a departure from its traditional sound cards, Creative has just unveiled a line of Bluetooth speakers with built-in mics, called the Sound BlasterAxx range. Yes, these are the pun-heavy ones we a...
11:33 am EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Razer outs Battlefield 3 aviator headsets
Can't satisfy your appetite for video game tie-in peripherals? Razer's new military aviator-inspired, Battlefield 3-branded BlackShark headsets might do the trick. Each memory foam, leatherette-line...
11:17 am EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Remote-controlled Aquabotix HydroView takes underwater HD video, Mrs. Puff calls insurance agent
Using an iPad to control your music system? Been there, done that. Using an iPad to control a submersible that also records underwater video in 1080p? Oh, the possibilities. Aquabotix is giving Jacq...
10:52 am EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Mind-reading robotic teachers are more... Anyone? Anyone? Attention-grabbing
You'd have thought that replacing a human teacher with a swanky robot would be enough to keep the kids interested, but apparently not. The University of Wisconsin-Madison found that supplying a robo...
10:38 am EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget LoveFilm signs multi-year digital deal with NBCUniversal, looks Kick Ass
LoveFilm is living by its name, and snapping up more movie content for its online service. The latest signing? NBCUniversal. So, if you're a paid up member, this means you'll now get exclusive acces...
10:29 am EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Apple Store now selling Nest Thermostat: automated toastiness to cost $250
Apple liked it so much, it's decided to let the Nest Thermostat share shelf-space in its bricks-and-mortar stores and online. Following rumors that Tony Fadell's latest project would appear at his f...
10:22 am EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Archos Arnova 80 Cobalt sidles up to the FCC, leaves little to the imagination
Archos' line of Android tablets aren't really known for setting consumer tongues a-wagging; those honors are typically reserved for more bold-faced OEMs. As a low-cost alternative to pricier offerin...
09:59 am EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Huawei hotspot supports 110Mbps downstream on Softbank's 4G network
Huawei's 102HW Ultra WiFi 4G router might not be bathing in the same irradiated limelight as Sharp's Pantone 5, but it's said to support the fastest mobile data service in Japan. Announced at SoftBa...
09:47 am EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Batman Nokia Lumia 900 priced at 600, throws in some free movie tickets
We said it was coming soon, and the Dark Knight-themed WinPho hasn't disappointed. Phones 4u has just announced that pre-ordered laser-etched Lumia 900s will be delivered on June 1st; that's this Fr...
09:28 am EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Facebook allowed to triple size of its HQ, pays $10 million for the privilege
Swollen with cash following its IPO, Facebook is looking to expand its headquarters in Menlo Park. Its plan to triple its workforce there from 2,200 to 6,600 people was approved by local officials l...
09:16 am EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Project Glass revealed to have physical trackpad along right arm (video)
Sergey Brin has appeared on The Gavin Newsom Show on Current TV to drop a few more enticing hints about Project Glass. While showing the presenter a picture he'd taken with the AR glasses, he reveal...
08:59 am EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Google Nexus tablet appears in benchmarks, appears to run on quad-core Tegra 3
ASUS's seven-inch MeMo tablet has just ducked under the FCC's gates, but some benchmark results for a purported Google and ASUS team-up could tally with the same device. According to the listing, th...
08:50 am EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Sony announces Xperia Go and Xperia acro S: waterproof and dual-core (video)
If you were underwhelmed by the middling specs of Sony's past toughphones, you might want to take a look at the latest pair to join the 2012 Xperia family. First up, the Xperia go houses a 3.5-inch ...
08:43 am EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget BlackBerry Curve 9310 9320 turns up at FCC, fails to keep a low profile
FCC docs can, from time to time, turn up some welcome device surprises. Not so in this recent RIM filing, as we're treated to yet another in a long line of leaks for the company's Curve 9310 / 9320....
08:20 am EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 beta due soon?
PlayBook product manager Michael Clewley has tweeted that users can soon expect to get hold of (beta) version 2.1 of its operating system at the "end of May." Given that it's the 30th now, the compa...
08:00 am EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget PSA: Samsung's Galaxy S III is out in the UK today!
If you're European, or you pre-ordered Samsung's Galaxy S III, then you're already registering for that extra Dropbox space, playing with Flipboard or clutching your Olympics tickets. For everyone e...
07:28 am EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Customs stops delaying HTC One X and EVO 4G LTE devices after 'review'
HTC-branded crates have been trickling through customs for ten days already, following a total clamp-down earlier in May, but it's only now that they're able to pass through without lengthy extra ch...
06:52 am EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Open source mini sub appeals to our inner Steve Zissou
Quadrocopters haven't exactly opened the skies for DIY exploration so much as they have for acrobatic feats, but the OpenROV project is hoping to make the briny depths friendlier for aspiring explor...
06:28 am EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget ASUS MeMO 370T 7-inch tablet clears the FCC, leaves no trace of Ice Cream or Jelly behind
The 7-inch ASUS Eee Pad MeMO ME370T we saw in early prototype form during CES just passed through the FCC. It's still only showing WiFi radios with no trace of a cellular connection, although if it'...
06:00 am EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: ZIP-Shooter lets you dolly around or track straight (video)
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject li...
05:25 am EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Oh, the places you'll go... with this shoulder-mounted telepresence robot (video)
In what's likely to be good news for mothers that just can't seem to cut the cord, a team of Japanese engineers from Yamagata University have crafted a tiny telepresence robot that mounts to your sh...
04:17 am EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Saginomiya driving simulator steers real car, isn't quite Avatar on wheels (video)
Most simulators act in isolation from the real world, so when we see one that breaks out of its virtual shell, we're more than a little intrigued. Saginomiya has designed a driving simulator that's ...
03:25 am EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget LG's Android 4.0 upgrades for Optimus LTE, LTE Tag, Vu start in June
LG has been leaving its smartphone owners on pins and needles for their promised Android 4.0 upgrades. It's now starting to take action: if we go by poorly machine-translated Korean, the Optimus LTE...
03:02 am EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Tim Cook: Apple doubling-down on Siri, 'stay tuned' on Facebook developments
Well, it looks like secrecy isn't the only thing that Apple is doubling-down on these days. Speaking at D10, Tim Cook said that that Apple is "doubling down on Siri," adding that "you'll be really p...
02:57 am EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Tim Cook joined Apple because even 'when customers got mad at Apple, they'd continue to buy'
It's epic storytelling time at AllThingsD 10 as audience Q&A has begun, with Apple CEO Tim Cook opening up on why he came to join the company in the first place in response to a question from La...
02:21 am EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Tim Cook: 2.8 million Apple TVs sold already this year, TV is 'area of intense interest'
Still pontificating onstage at D10, Apple CEO Tim Cook was inevitably queried by Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg about the ongoing Apple TV rumors, though for now he only referred to the company's ex...
02:21 am EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Tim Cook: 2.7 million Apple TVs sold already this year, TV is 'area of intense interest'
Still pontificating onstage at D10, Apple CEO Tim Cook was inevitably queried by Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg about the ongoing Apple TV rumors, though for now he only referred to the company's ex...
02:08 am EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Tim Cook at D10: 'we're going to double down on secrecy on products,' be 'super transparent' on other things
Apple CEO Tim Cook opened AllThingsD's D10 conference this evening with a sit down interview, and provided a slightly surprising answer when questioned about the company's penchant for secrecy. Aske...
02:02 am EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Tim Cook: 'I want there to be' Apple products made in America
Apple CEO Tim Cook is currently being interviewed by AllThingsD's Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg, and took time to answer the question of whether or not Apple is interested in manufacturing any of i...
01:46 am EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Tesla shows us how a Model S is made, tailors EVs to your exact liking online (video)
Tesla is just three weeks away from delivering the Model S, but that hasn't stopped it from getting more in-depth with the construction of its first four-door EV. The automaker's first peek behind t...
01:04 am EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Apple CEO Tim Cook interview at D10: the liveblog
We had quite the time here at the 2011 edition of D, and if you're fully caught up with last year's shenanigans, it's time to get to work. And by "work," we mean listening in to the opening keynote ...
12:46 am EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget Lian-Li designs a moving train PC case, makes plugging in a challenge (video)
Lian-Li is a fan of odd-looking PC cases, but the boxes have usually had a tendency to remain stationary. The CK-101 takes away that one certainty: the design stuffs a fully functioning PC case with...
12:18 am EDT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Engadget 4K TV already being trialed by one UK broadcaster
4K in the UK? It could happen sooner rather than later, if viewers give a thumbs up to feedback tests currently being conducted by a British broadcaster. According to a senior figure at a company th...
11:48 pm EDT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Engadget Verizon, Google get ready to post Galaxy Nexus' Android 4.0.4 update, really really this time
After a horrible tease at the start of the month, Google and Verizon finally appear ready to roll out the Android 4.0.4 update for the LTE Galaxy Nexus. Verizon has just posted the install guide for...
11:22 pm EDT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Engadget Nikon pushes out D4, D800 firmware update, fixes lock-up issues and other bugs
It wasn't long ago that we heard about the "lock-up" woes D4 and D800 owners were experiencing on their shiny new shooters, but luckily for them, Nikon just outed a fix to take care of those issues....
11:04 pm EDT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Engadget Microsoft patent outlines smart power-saving system that reads your diary, leaves a tip
Always leave your PC on while you watch the latest Game of Thrones? Someone at Microsoft evidently does. A granted patent outlines a model that uses historical usage data to predict when it might be...
10:41 pm EDT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Engadget SpaceX and Intelsat announce first commercial contract for Falcon Heavy rocket
SpaceX hit one pretty big milestone recently -- to put it mildly -- and it's now already back with another fairly significant one. It's announced today that satellite service provider Intelsat has s...
10:17 pm EDT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Engadget Ematic thinks $120 is way too much to pay for an ICS tablet, unveils the $119.95 eGlide Steal
Is your love of Android tablets matched only by your hatred of spending more than $120 on Android tablets? Have a gander at the eGlide Steal -- Ematic's seven-inch slate rocking Ice Cream Sandwich a...
09:52 pm EDT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Engadget OmniVision's OV2722 sensor promises 1080p tablet video chats, probably more than you wanted to see
We're seeing rear cameras on smartphones and tablets get better all the time; what about at the front? OmniVision might have that side tackled through the OV2722, a 1080p-native CMOS camera sensor....
09:29 pm EDT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Engadget Microsoft patents asking your friends 'does my butt look big in this?'
Microsoft has patented an online personal appearance adviser for those of us without a hotline straight through to Put This On's Jesse Thorn. Simply upload a pair of pictures of yourself in differen...
09:10 pm EDT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia Ion hits FCC with AT&T LTE intact
The wait for the Sony Xperia Ion in the US has been a long one, but that summer release feels considerably closer now that the Android flagship has swung by the FCC. As we'd hope, the Ion is passing...
08:53 pm EDT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Engadget RIM warns of loss for Q1, hires JP Morgan and RBC Capital Markets to help with strategic review
RIM announced last quarter that it would no longer be providing its traditional financial guidance for upcoming quarters, but CEO Thorsten Heins has nonetheless seen fit to deliver a "business updat...
08:47 pm EDT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Engadget Alcatel outs 4.5-inch, 720p OT986 smartphone with Ice Cream Sandwich in China
Alcatel is relatively a newcomer to the world of smartphone manufacturing, but the company's latest handset is certainly bound to turn some heads. Dubbed "OT986," this 4.5-inch device packs a hefty ...
08:30 pm EDT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 5:30PM ET
It's not Monday, but it's still the regular time where you get to listen into the recording booth when the Engadget HD podcast goes to mp3 at 5:30PM. Please be a part of it by reviewing the list of t...
08:19 pm EDT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Engadget Prototype glasses help the visually impaired avoid obstacles
The crafty engineers at Google aren't the only ones working on augmented reality glasses. Researchers at the Instituto de Oftalmología Aplicada have created a prototype system, based around a...
08:02 pm EDT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Engadget French court rules Google isn't liable for YouTube bootlegs of TF1 TV shows
France typically hasn't been kind to Google. Today, though, it's cutting some important slack. A court has ruled that the search firm can't be held liable when YouTube members upload clips of their ...
07:41 pm EDT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Engadget Dell begins test deployment of ARM-based Copper servers
Back in February, Dell revealed its intentions to enter the ARM server field. Today, the company announced that it is shipping ARM-based Copper servers to a limited number of customers. Copper is lo...
07:00 pm EDT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Engadget Samsung Chromebox Series 3 review
More Info Chrome OS review (version 19) Samsung Series 5 550 review Google teases Samsung-built Chromebox, desktop version of Chrome OS What happens when you put a Chromebook in a b...
07:00 pm EDT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Engadget Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550 review
More Info Samsung Chromebook Series 5 review Samsung is refreshing the Series 5 Chromebook, releasing the Chromebox in Q2 Chrome OS review (version 19) When the first Chromebooks hit...
07:00 pm EDT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Engadget Chrome OS review (version 19)
It seems like yesterday that we reviewed the inaugural Samsung Series 5 Chromebook running Google's Chrome OS, an operating system for laptops based on Chrome. It was, from the start, a world in whi...
06:39 pm EDT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Engadget Fedora performs a Beefy Miracle, releases version 17
It took a bit longer than initially anticipated, but Fedora 17 is finally here with its rather unfortunate code name in tow. Beefy Miracle delivers a pretty healthy assortment of improvements over v...
06:18 pm EDT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Engadget Thomson's 5.3-inch X-view 2 brings its dual-SIM capabilities, Android 4.0 to la France
Last we heard, Thomsom had its PoMMeS IPTV tablet land at the rigorous FCC offices -- oh, and how could we forget that perky V888 slider from a few years back. Fast forward to today, and the company...
05:56 pm EDT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Engadget Xperia arc and neo get the Android 4.0 treatment, Sony makes good on its upgrade plans
Sony's been pretty forthcoming about its Ice Cream Sandwich rollout, informing users of certain instabilities (see: Xperia Play) and mostly abiding by its planned upgrade schedule. In line with its ...
05:33 pm EDT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Engadget Xbox 360 250GB Racing Bundle totes Forza and a wheel, driving talent extra
Most Xbox 360 bundles focus on shiny colors over extra features. We'll take them any day, but we prefer functional pack-ins like that in the just-unveiled 250GB Racing Bundle. On top of Microsoft'...
05:09 pm EDT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Engadget Amazon Instant Video streaming is now live on the Xbox 360
If Amazon's video store is going to compete with the other online sources like Hulu and Netflix, getting on as many platforms as possible is key and it made a major expansion today by launching on t...
05:01 pm EDT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Engadget Editorial: Sony needs more than Sorcery to resurrect the PlayStation Move
The first time we saw Sony's PlayStation Move, it didn't even have a name: we only knew it as the PS3 motion controller. The newfangled prototype was Sony's response to the success Nintendo found in...
04:47 pm EDT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Engadget Sprint sets a best-before date for iDEN push-to-talk: June 30th, 2013
Amidst all of Sprint's eagerness to phase out its iDEN network, the carrier hasn't given us a hard cutoff date to mark on our calendars until now. If you're still rocking that Motorola Titanium, you...
04:21 pm EDT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Engadget NuForce compresses a rechargeable speaker, USB DAC and headphone amp into a $199 Cube
For better or worse, your options are plentiful when it comes to palm-sized speakers aimed at improving the audio of your gizmos. While many simply tout Bluetooth or USB connectivity, NuForce is hop...
04:21 pm EDT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Engadget NuForce compresses a rechargeable speaker, USB DAC and headphone amp into a $119 Cube
For better or worse, your options are plentiful when it comes to palm-sized speakers aimed at improving the audio of your gizmos. While many simply tout Bluetooth or USB connectivity, NuForce is hop...
04:00 pm EDT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Engadget Stitcher Radio debuts The Stitcher List, a new way to discover podcasts worth listening to
If you like to remain informed and entertained while on-the-go, you're no doubt familiar with the deluge of live radio broadcasts and on-demand podcasts accessible from your smartphone -- the select...
03:42 pm EDT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Engadget The CZC U116T: it's an Ultrabook, it's a hybrid and it's hopefully coming to Computex
Remember that Compal franken-gadget reference design we saw at CES? Well, something quite similar looks to be heading to Computex and thence to market, courtesy of Chinese manufacturer CZC Tech. The...
03:15 pm EDT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win one of two pairs of Sync by 50 wireless over-ear headphones!
This week we're once again bringing the audio goods to you, and today's giveaway should be incredibly tempting. 50 Cent's brand, SMS Audio, wants to hook you up with a pair of its premium wireless o...
03:06 pm EDT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Engadget Supposed new iPhone casings show up with tall body, tiny dock connector, tons of mystery (update: a bit of the front too)
When it rains, it pours -- after a tiny drizzle of tall iPod touch leaks, we're suddenly faced with a deluge of photos of what might just be the next iPhone's back plating. If that's what we're look...
02:35 pm EDT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Engadget WWDC 2012 schedule confirmed, adds keynote details and companion app
Apple has revealed a little bit more on what's going down in San Francisco next month. The big keynote has been penned for June 11th, at 10am PT (1pm ET), but if you're likely to forget that, Apple'...
02:01 pm EDT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: Modkit Micro asks us if we're ready for six-year-olds coding Arduino boards
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject li...
01:29 pm EDT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Engadget Google patents view augmentation method and glasses, sees what you cannot
Google continues to keep our friends down at the US Patents and Trademark Office busy with its latest filing, involving augmented reality and a pair of relatively staid (at least by these sketches) ...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Engadget Dell adds XPS One 27 with 2560 x 1440 screen to its all-in-one lineup, prices start at $1,399 (video)
HP, Sony and Toshiba have already outed their new offerings for the back-to-school season, and now Dell is stepping up to the plate with announcements of its own. First up is the XPS One 27 all-in-o...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Engadget Dell announces Inspiron One 23 and One 20 all-in-ones (video)
In addition to the XPS One 27, Dell just unveiled a pair of Inspiron all-in-ones that will launch in the US in the coming weeks. First up, there's the One 23, the larger version of the two with more...
12:26 pm EDT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Engadget CyanogenMod 9 add-on gives your Galaxy Nexus a glass slipper, it will go to the GS III ball
If the arrival of the GS III has placed a dent in your "latest Galaxy" street-cred, help is at hand. Once again it's the fine folk at XDA-Developers who come up with the goods, in the form of a CM9 ...
12:00 pm EDT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Engadget Scalado Photobeamer for iOS brings rapid photo sharing to any web-connected display (video)
Scalado's latest 99 cent app for iOS only does one little thing, but it does it well. Its singular mission is to let you share an image from your Camera Roll to any web-connected display in front of...
11:47 am EDT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Engadget Kogan intros 10-inch Agora tablet with ICS in Australia, ships next month starting at $179
The sea of budget-friendly slates just keeps on comin' -- and hey, we're certain you won't mind it in the least. This time around it's Kogan bringing its own sub-$200 Agora tablet to folks living in...
11:09 am EDT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: Twig, the tiny iPhone cable that's also a tripod (video)
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject li...
10:44 am EDT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Engadget McGill university student plan provides healthcare to rural areas with Windows Phone and Win 8
Those of us living in metropolitan areas don't think twice about our ease of access to medical care, but those in rural areas don't enjoy such easy access to a doctor. Abhijeed Kalyan and Shravan Na...
10:20 am EDT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Engadget PSA: Resetting your phone risks upsetting Google Wallet, unless you do it right
Spare a thought for Google Wallet users who have learned this the hard way, but at least you won't have to fall into the same little-known trap. Essentially, if you have a Galaxy Nexus, HTC EVO 4G L...
10:02 am EDT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Engadget Olympus creates world's thinnest industrial videoscope, packs HDR (video)
Though its medical brethren are considerably slimmer, at 2.4mm in diameter, Olympus says its iPLEX TX is the most slender industrial videoscope on our big blue marble. Rather than using traditional ...
09:23 am EDT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Engadget Explay Crystal revives transparent display phones with dash of color, low price
If you've been lamenting the passing of transparent display phones like the Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness as those vile, opaque smartphones took over, you'll be happy to know that Russia's Explay ha...
08:50 am EDT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Engadget Samsung's Music Hub launches in UK, France and Germany, offers 100GB storage, unlimited streaming
We already knew Samsung was dipping a toe in the music market, and now it's officially landed. Music Hub will launch with the GSIII in the UK, France and Germany. It's fair to say the electronics gi...
08:07 am EDT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Engadget Microsoft lands an official software outlet in Iraq
Believe it or not, there hasn't been an official distributor for Microsoft software in Iraq in the near-decade since it's even been an option; if you wanted Windows or Office in the past several yea...
07:21 am EDT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Engadget LG launches new pair of TVs: DM2752 and M2752 can both double-up as your PC monitor
If your PC / media-hub combination is starting to strain the structural integrity of your desk, you might be interested in the latest TV sets from LG. Offering picture-in-picture functionality, both...
06:13 am EDT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Engadget Sharp Pantone 5 ICS phone has 8 color choices, 3.7-inch screen -- oh, and a radiation detector
Color us shocked and jealous at the new Android 4.0 phone from Sharp -- strange and wonderful even by Japan's highly elevated standards. The eight colors of the 3.7-inch Pantone branded phone from c...
05:04 am EDT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Engadget AGA's iTotal Control range cooker packs GSM connectivity, lets you pre-heat via SMS or web
There are many options available if you want to control your appliances over WiFi, but how about an oven with its own SIM card and phone number? That's exactly what AGA has done with its latest kitc...
04:21 am EDT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Engadget Futulele goes live for iPad, ukelele serenades just went multi-touch (video)
Futulele has come a long way since we saw it in March; it's now on the App Store and has put on a lot of sheen in return for slipping past the original April release target. Along with a few more fl...
03:17 am EDT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Engadget Samsung's 'human centric' Galaxy S III launches around the globe, says what delays?
Despite carrier and retailer indications of delays for certain editions of Samsung's new Galaxy S III, the company triumphantly announced its launch right on schedule tonight. Of course, here in the...
02:52 am EDT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Engadget LG launches 'upgraded' SP820 Smart TV Upgrader box in June for about $170 US
Should you have the impulse to turn your dumb display into a full-fledged Smart TV, LG has revealed the second iteration of its Smart TV Upgrader box is ready to hit the marketplace. The original ST...
01:23 am EDT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Engadget Amazon offers prepaid 4G LTE data in Japan, gets you online 500MB at a time
Amazon has decided that offering 3G-capable Kindles isn't enough of an involvement in the cellular world -- it's now getting into the business of offering the bits themselves. Through a tie-up wit...
12:11 am EDT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Engadget Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S430 readies to enter Euro market, gets priced at 809 on German site
A lot has happened since Lenovo unveiled its biz-oriented Edge S430 back at this year's CES, but after months of staying under the radar, it's finally looking like the laptop's ready to hit a few sh...
11:16 pm EDT - Mon, May 28, 2012
Engadget Precise Biometrics' Tactivo for iPhone, iPad locks data by fingerprint and smart card, is overkill for your diary (video)
iOS device security has regularly been a concern of the government, but locking down one of Apple's devices for the government is still fresh. Precise Biometrics hopes to have the problem licked thr...
10:38 pm EDT - Mon, May 28, 2012
Engadget Volvo's driverless road train in Spain is public mainly on the plain (video)
It's been awhile since we saw Volvo's SARTRE (Safe Road Trains for the Environment) project, which was last running out of harm's way on a test track near Gothenburg. Volvo has just taken a big step...
10:16 pm EDT - Mon, May 28, 2012
Engadget Smart Pebble robots replicate objects the way a good hive mind should (video)
Art imitating life (T-1000, anybody?) or yet another evolutionary step towards the subjugation of mankind? For now, let's just shift focus to the immediate and soak in this novel feat of robo-replic...
09:42 pm EDT - Mon, May 28, 2012
Engadget Must See HDTV (May 28th - June 3rd)
Game of Thrones HBO's premiere series wraps up season two this weekend, and while we're not going to spoil things (yeah we read ahead via wiki summaries, we're weak) we're pretty sure that someone w...
09:07 pm EDT - Mon, May 28, 2012
Engadget Flame malware snoops on PCs across the Middle East, makes Stuxnet look small-time
Much ado was made when security experts found Stuxnet wreaking havoc, but it's looking as though the malware was just a prelude to a much more elaborate attack that's plaguing the Middle East. Flame...
08:04 pm EDT - Mon, May 28, 2012
Engadget RIM's Chief Legal Officer is latest exec to leave the company
The trickle of departures from RIM may turn into a flood in the coming weeks if recent reports are to be believed, but things aren't staying at a standstill in the interim. The company's Chief Legal ...
07:05 pm EDT - Mon, May 28, 2012
Engadget Vodafone UK, retailers push back Galaxy S III in Pebble Blue by weeks, trample on dreams
We previously looked at talk of delays for some versions of the Galaxy S III with a jaundiced eye, as there hadn't been much official word at the time. That chatter just grew decidedly louder and mo...
06:07 pm EDT - Mon, May 28, 2012
Engadget Panasonic Lumix FX90 gets remote app for iOS and Android
Taking full advantage of the Lumix FX90's WiFi capability, Panasonic has unveiled its companion apps for both iOS and Android devices. Throwing in shutter functionality and zoom control alongside a ...
05:01 pm EDT - Mon, May 28, 2012
Engadget Editorial: Despite shaky 48 fps Hobbit preview, high frame rates will take off
Well actually, the Hobbit preview wasn't shaky, it was smooth -- maybe too smooth -- and that's the point. "It does take you a while to get used to," Peter Jackson has admitted, referring to the sur...
04:40 pm EDT - Mon, May 28, 2012
Engadget OG iPad prototype with dual dock connectors hits eBay, teases us with convenience we never had
We're very used to Apple prototypes showing up on eBay. It's not often that we see unreleased iPads get the auction treatment, however, which makes a new listing that much more interesting. A 16GB...
04:02 pm EDT - Mon, May 28, 2012
Engadget I've got you under my skin: Huawei to cover Android in new Emotion UI
In the animal kingdom, reptiles shed their skins. In the mobile marketplace, Android smartphones do just the opposite. So, in keeping with the natural order, Huawei's preparing a June coming out p...
03:06 pm EDT - Mon, May 28, 2012
Engadget MIT researchers teach computers to recognize your smile, frustration
Wipe that insincere, two-faced grin off your face -- your computer knows you're full of it. Or at least it will once it gets a load of MIT's research on classifying frustration, delight and facial e...
02:08 pm EDT - Mon, May 28, 2012
Engadget Huawei files EU antitrust complaint against InterDigital
Huawei has filed an EU antitrust complaint against InterDigital to end its "abuse" of the allegedly standards-essential patents it controls. The company has urged the commission to examine its deman...
01:30 pm EDT - Mon, May 28, 2012
Engadget Mystery LG LE970 claims next-gen Adreno graphics, can't quite prove it
Maybe our skeptic's goggles have fogged over with excitement, but there's something mightily interesting about an entry over at GLBenchmark. First off, the model number and listing info vaguely sugg...
12:48 pm EDT - Mon, May 28, 2012
Engadget ASUS teases its 'next transformations,' will probably have screens (video)
There's really not much to go on, but ASUS has thrown its own brief snippet into the Computex teaser hat. It mentions that "the shape of the cloud is ever changing" -- and, er, not much else. Puzzle...
12:22 pm EDT - Mon, May 28, 2012
Engadget Batman-themed Nokia Lumia 900 coming soon, utility belt clip not included
A befuddled Joker once pondered "Where does he get all those wonderful toys?" Soon you'll have a chance to inspire the same sort of wonderment amongst your friends -- at least the more eagle-eyed on...
11:42 am EDT - Mon, May 28, 2012
Engadget Absinthe 2.0 used to jailbreak nearly one million iOS devices in a single weekend
973,086 iOS devices were jailbroken in a single weekend thanks to Absinthe 2.0, which was released on Friday. Chronic-Dev, one half of the Jailbreak Dream Team tweeted the announcement yesterday, ad...
10:51 am EDT - Mon, May 28, 2012
Engadget GameStop gives in to its sweet tooth, stocks Android tablets at over 1,600 stores
GameStop selling Android tablets in-store isn't anything new, but we've been curious to see how well the initiative would take off following a soft launch at 200 locations last November. Things seem...
10:02 am EDT - Mon, May 28, 2012
Engadget Angry Birds and PES 2012 join Skype: won't work on Windows Phones with 256MB RAM
Putting the squeeze on those hardware specifications has lead to several more app casualties on Microsoft's ever-growing mobile platform. Unfortunately, it includes one of mobile gaming's biggest hi...
10:02 am EDT - Mon, May 28, 2012
Engadget Angry Birds and PES 2012 join Skype: won't work on Windows Phones with 256MB RAM (updated)
Putting the squeeze on those hardware specifications has lead to several more app casualties on Microsoft's ever-growing mobile platform. Unfortunately, it includes one of mobile gaming's biggest hi...
09:19 am EDT - Mon, May 28, 2012
Engadget Kyocera's Urbano Progresso to bring tissue-conductive sounds to Japan on May 30th
Kyocera's innovative Urbano Progresso is set to launch in Japanese stores before the end of the week. The result of a team-up between the handset manufacturer and carrier KDDI, it uses a new vibrati...
08:17 am EDT - Mon, May 28, 2012
Engadget The Apple II, as described by Steve Wozniak
Ask the average geek to describe the Apple II and you'll probably hear something about its legacy or software. Ask Steve Wozniak circa 1977, on the other hand, and he'll write you a technical tome -...
05:46 am EDT - Mon, May 28, 2012
Engadget BBC iPlayer reaching Windows Phone within 'weeks,' will catch up with Sherlock on your Lumia
We've see BBC iPlayer reach many devices over time, but it's been conspicuously absent on Windows Phone. Nokia has stepped into give us some relief, and it's now promising that a port of the TV catc...
05:46 am EDT - Mon, May 28, 2012
Engadget BBC iPlayer reaching Windows Phone within 'weeks,' will catch up with Sherlock on your Lumia (update: perhaps not)
We've see BBC iPlayer reach many devices over time, but it's been conspicuously absent on Windows Phone. Nokia has stepped into give us some relief, and it's now promising that a port of the TV catc...
03:06 am EDT - Mon, May 28, 2012
Engadget How would you change Samsung's Galaxy Player 4.0?
Samsung's sub-$200 Galaxy Player offers up PMP-stylings inside a smartphone shell. When our reviewer put it through its paces, we couldn't find much to commend it -- with poor sound quality and batt...
02:00 am EDT - Mon, May 28, 2012
Engadget LG Display debuts five-inch Retina Display killer with 1080p HD resolution and 440ppi pixel density
Smartphone displays are becoming larger in size, and along with that, we're seeing a nice trend that's bringing greater pixel density. While LG Display's newly-announced 1080p HD mobile display isn'...
01:25 am EDT - Mon, May 28, 2012
Engadget Switched On: Facebook's ecosystem dilemma
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. Despite amassing something close to a billion users, Facebook has mainly stayed true to the startup mantra of stayin...
12:28 am EDT - Mon, May 28, 2012
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Jake Dyson's lamp, wooden light bulbs and weed-killing lasers
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. This week Inhabitat has been reporting live from New Yor...
12:14 am EDT - Mon, May 28, 2012
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of May 21st, 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 ...
09:36 pm EDT - Sun, May 27, 2012
Engadget Nano vacuum tubes could give a second life to the guitarist's best friend
Pretty much the only place you see vacuum tubes any more is inside a quality audio amp. But, once upon a time, they were the primary ingredient in any piece of electronic equipment, including comput...
08:29 pm EDT - Sun, May 27, 2012
Engadget Facebook reportedly back to building phones, recruiting former iPhone engineers
If the HTC Status' dedicated Facebook button fell shy of satisfying your obsessive social networking needs, sit tight: the house of Zukerberg may be building a slab of tech just for you. According t...
06:58 pm EDT - Sun, May 27, 2012
Engadget NBC lays out 2012 London Olympics broadcast plan on TV, internet, apps and in 3D (video)
Love it or hate it, we're stuck with NBC as our Olympics broadcaster in the US, and the company recently laid out its full plans for the 2012 Olympics in London this summer. The good news first: NBC...
04:42 pm EDT - Sun, May 27, 2012
Engadget Solid state solar panels are more affordable, say researchers, don't leak
Researchers at Northwestern University have found one way to stop a leak: get rid of the liquid. A new variation on the Grätzel solar cell replaces a short-lived organic dye with a solid altern...
02:39 pm EDT - Sun, May 27, 2012
Engadget One more place to play Farmville or one more reason to quit Facebook?
Perhaps there aren't enough places for you to play Words With Friends or FrontierVille, who are we to judge? Maybe what the world needs right now is playable Angry Birds in your Facebook news feed. ...
01:29 pm EDT - Sun, May 27, 2012
Engadget Frontrow has arrived to let you take and share photos from YouTube livestreams
YouTube's been beefing up the tools for its users lately, adding an audio editor, stabilization and color correction tools, and even ways for live-streaming productions to empty our wallets. Now, an...
12:12 pm EDT - Sun, May 27, 2012
Engadget Pure updates Evoke Mio radio with six new colors, thinks you need a new shade for summer
Do you really think a black FM radio -- or even worse, one in an off-season shade of grape --- can get you through the summer? Radio maker Pure wants to correct your errant ways. The company is expa...
11:00 am EDT - Sun, May 27, 2012
Engadget Indie Game: The Movie: The Worldwide Release: June 12th
What, you didn't think those games appeared on Xbox Live through some act of magic, did you? No, they're the product of insanely small teams working insanely long hours, at the risk of their well-be...
09:47 am EDT - Sun, May 27, 2012
Engadget 1Mpad is Malaysia's first branded tablet, delivers 7 inches of Gingerbread for $315
So you've decided that it's time to make a tablet part of your life, but a lack of star-spangled slabs has prompted you to defer the purchase. Malaysians now face no such dilemma, due in no small pa...
08:33 am EDT - Sun, May 27, 2012
Engadget Solar-powered Son-X Octavia now bringing 'interactive sound' to school playgrounds
While initially announced in the summer of 2011, the Son-X Octavia has been working its way into reality ever since. As of this month, though, the solar-powered "interactive sound device" is now shi...
07:27 am EDT - Sun, May 27, 2012
Engadget Silicon Image pushes new MHL 2.0 chips for phones and HDTVs with 1080p60 video, faster charging
After taking a few years to get off of the ground, MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) technology is now found in many modern phones as well as HDTVs from LG, Toshiba and Samsung. Now, Silicon Image h...
06:01 am EDT - Sun, May 27, 2012
Engadget Microsoft posts Windows 8 app porting guide roundup, forgets to include BASIC
Let's say you're a developer eager to convert your apps for Windows 8 as soon as possible. Where do you start? Microsoft Developer Evangelist Jennifer Marsman is very much aware that you might be at...
03:45 am EDT - Sun, May 27, 2012
Engadget LG celebrates three million LTE phones sold worldwide, shockingly finds high speed data is awesome
LG has hitched its (as of late, on the rise) star to the future of LTE high speed data equipped phones basically since the technology was introduced and today it has announced the fruits of its labo...
02:43 am EDT - Sun, May 27, 2012
Engadget Ask Engadget: best sub-$200 super-powerful router?
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 Richard, who needs a router capable of han...
01:45 am EDT - Sun, May 27, 2012
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of May 21st, 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, it was revealed that the HTC E...
01:02 am EDT - Sun, May 27, 2012
Engadget Cox TV Connect live TV streaming app for iPad updated with new grid guide UI
Cabler Cox Communications joined in on the live TV streaming to iPad craze by releasing its own Cox TV Connect app late last year, and recently updated it to version 1.1.0. With the upgrade comes th...
12:16 am EDT - Sun, May 27, 2012
Engadget Motorola shows off Ice Cream Sandwich on a Droid RAZR, sprinkles in Webtop 3.0
Although Motorola outed its Android Ice Cream Sandwich rollout plans back in February, we've only seen leaked glimpses of what its skinned version the OS would be like for its handsets. That's chang...
12:16 am EDT - Sun, May 27, 2012
Engadget Visualized: Samsung's PIN pop-up stores take London
Samsung deflated a few enthusiast tires when its "one more thing" Galaxy S III reveal turned out to be a pop-up retail plan. No matter now, as those great mobile expectations have shifted to the dev...
11:39 pm EDT - Sat, May 26, 2012
Engadget Visualized: Samsung's PIN pop-up stores take London
Samsung deflated a few enthusiast tires when its "one more thing" Galaxy S III reveal turned out to be a pop-up retail plan. No matter now, as those great mobile expectations have shifted to the dev...
11:39 pm EDT - Sat, May 26, 2012
Engadget Motorola shows off Ice Cream Sandwich on a Droid RAZR, sprinkles in Webtop 3.0
Although Motorola outed its Android Ice Cream Sandwich rollout plans back in February, we've only seen leaked glimpses of what its skinned version the OS would be like for its handsets. That's chang...
10:54 pm EDT - Sat, May 26, 2012
Engadget Groupon reportedly experimenting with Square competitor
Square, PayPal, Intuit, Verifone -- the mobile payments field (and we're not talking wallets here) is seriously crowded already. So, the question is then, why on Earth would Groupon want to join the...
10:04 pm EDT - Sat, May 26, 2012
Engadget Oppo's super-skinny Finder smartphone gets many more details, should reach pre-orders June 6th (video)
The last time we saw Oppo's 6.65mm-thick smartphone, it was playing hard to get: we didn't see much more than its svelte profile. Oppo is now being a little more forthcoming, both officially and oth...
09:29 pm EDT - Sat, May 26, 2012
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 139 - 05.26.2012
Myriam and Brad get 2.0'd: the Engadget Mobile Podcasters go at it as a lean, mean, waterproof duo equipped with 41-megapixel sensors, upgraded globetrotting radios, and bootloaders as free as the w...
08:46 pm EDT - Sat, May 26, 2012
Engadget Kanzi: ZTE's 3D UX for ICS handsets
To skin or not to skin? That's hardly ever a question for Android OEMs. And, in the case of some Chinese manufacturers, that mark of software differentiation comes in the form of three dimensions. W...
08:01 pm EDT - Sat, May 26, 2012
Engadget Sprint says thank you, gives patient subs free EVO 4G LTE cases
Waiting for the EVO 4G LTE to ship turned out to be much less of an exercise in Godot-like interminability than many subscribers once thought. That handset's now firmly in the hands of pre-order cus...
07:15 pm EDT - Sat, May 26, 2012
Engadget Google Wallet: one year later
The rumors and leaks go back a bit further, but it was a year ago today that Google officially revealed its Google Wallet mobile payment service -- a platform that the company is still betting big o...
06:31 pm EDT - Sat, May 26, 2012
Engadget SpaceX Dragon team opens the hatch, to spend Memorial Day with more cargo hauling than barbecues
SpaceX's Dragon docked with the International Space Station on Friday, but if you think the involved crew is spending the US long weekend experimenting with how well grills prepare burgers in low gr...
05:41 pm EDT - Sat, May 26, 2012
Engadget RIM may cut 2,000-plus jobs within two weeks
RIM's current chief Thorsten Heins has had to make some tough decisions in the first few months of his tenure -- and he could be making some particularly difficult choices about trimming the rank an...
04:00 pm EDT - Sat, May 26, 2012
Engadget Samsung Focus 2 review
Ready for Samsung's latest entrant to the Windows Phone game? Hopefully you answered "yes," because we're about to take you through an in-depth look at such a device: the Focus 2. Around the time th...
01:52 pm EDT - Sat, May 26, 2012
Engadget Samsung phone lands on the FCC table, GS-three guesses which one
While we're no champions at "pin the tail on the donkey" we're pretty sure we're close to the mark with this one. An FCC report for a new Samsung phone? Sporting HSPA+ and LTE bands that play n...
11:39 am EDT - Sat, May 26, 2012
Engadget Steve Ballmer's Windows 8 rig measures 80 inches, so... does that do anything for ya?
To all the executives out there, consider what you have hanging on the walls of your office. Perhaps it's a fine work of art -- maybe even an original -- but it most certainly isn't an 80-inch Windo...
09:46 am EDT - Sat, May 26, 2012
Engadget Report: FBI forming new cyber intelligence research unit, focus on digital surveillance
According to a report filed by technology site CNET, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is forming a new cyber intelligence and research unit dubbed the Domestic Communications Assistance ...
07:16 am EDT - Sat, May 26, 2012
Engadget DRS unveils trio of ruggedized tablets in Windows and Android flavors
Drops, shocks, heavy vibrations, dust, water and temperatures in the extremes -- just the kind of punishment you'd expect a DRS Armor slab to put up with, and the firm's latest do so without the bri...
05:31 am EDT - Sat, May 26, 2012
Engadget Ford says Sync is now in 4 million vehicles, takes a moment to talk up Focus Electric
Since its debut in 2007, Ford and Microsoft's Sync infotainment system has made its way into several of the auto maker's models, including the 2012 Focus Electric. At this week's Future in Review te...
03:40 am EDT - Sat, May 26, 2012
Engadget Apple Stores rumored carrying Nest thermostats, we play it cool (to exactly 71F)
Tony Fadell might have left Apple to make the Nest Learning Thermostat, but it may be the case that Apple hasn't completely left him. If we go by a pair of rumors, Nest's Internet-savvy climate cont...
02:28 am EDT - Sat, May 26, 2012
Engadget FCC Fridays: May 25, 2012
We here at Engadget tend to spend a lot of way too much time poring over the latest FCC filings, be it on the net or directly on the ol' Federal Communications Commission's site. Since we couldn't p...
01:23 am EDT - Sat, May 26, 2012
Engadget Nokia and X-Prize put medical sensors on the spot for next challenge
Sometimes the X-Prize foundation gets a little ahead of itself. We couldn't get a private mission to the moon off the ground and apparently we can't built a tricorder either. But, we can take baby s...
12:36 am EDT - Sat, May 26, 2012
Engadget FCC clears Sprint to run CDMA, 4G LTE on 800MHz iDEN airwaves
Sprint might not have its 4G LTE network up and running to power your EVO 4G LTE, but it's already getting more headroom. The FCC has just tweaked the rules around the ESMR (Enhanced Specialized Mob...
11:41 pm EDT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Engadget E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial Blu-ray trailer and box art pop up online (video)
Ever since Universal announced during CES 2012 that it would deliver many of its classic films on Blu-ray this year as part of a centennial celebration, we've been keeping a careful eye out for news...
11:07 pm EDT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Engadget Pebble Blue Samsung Galaxy S III reportedly pushed back for some launches
We hope you weren't too excited about getting a Pebble Blue-tinged Galaxy S III in May, because we're seeing unconfirmed reports that the darker Hyperglazed hue might not be available for everyone i...
10:36 pm EDT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Engadget Caption Contest: Maker Faire's morning pick-me-up
Some mornings you just don't want to get out of bed. We've all got our own methods for starting the day, but few are quite so...electric...as this this one spotted at Maker Faire over the weekend. N...
10:02 pm EDT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Engadget ZBoard electric skateboard sneakers-on (video)
We spotted the dudes behind the ZBoard at TechCrunch Disrupt earlier this week, but we weren't content to just ride the electric skateboard up and down the halls of Pier 94. We asked them to take a ...
09:27 pm EDT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Engadget HTC EVO 4G LTE gives it up, gets rooted on its first day on the town (video)
It's a rite of passage for newly released Android überphones: the inevitable root. Just one day after Sprint managed to get its flagship device out of customs and into subscribers' hands, comes...
09:00 pm EDT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Engadget Growing Up Geek: Alexis Santos
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 editor, Alexis Santos. Out of...
08:41 pm EDT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Engadget PSA: Samsung giving free Olympics tickets to early Galaxy S III buyers at London store, hopes you'll vault the queue
Are you a Londoner so taken with the Galaxy S III that you want to pre-order one before you've even held an in-store dummy unit? Samsung wants to give you a little something something for your eager...
08:01 pm EDT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Engadget Listen to the Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 5PM ET!
Get ready to be taken to a dreamworld of mobile podcasting as Myriam and Brad hit up the mics. Or is it a dreamworld of rants? Either way, it'll be magical. May 25, 2012 5:00 PM EDTContinue reading ...
07:42 pm EDT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Engadget Netgear passes On through FCC with new router, name
What's in a name? Well, from the looks of this FCC filing, it could be something quite significant for everyone who knows the Netgear appellation. This N300R router has emerged from the commission's...
07:22 pm EDT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Engadget InstaCRT puts all other photo filter apps to shame (video)
To hell with Instagram. Seriously. It's not that we don't understand the appeal of the photo filter standard bearer, it's just that it lacks a cleverness and visceral quality that InstaCRT has in sp...
06:41 pm EDT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Engadget Comcast Xfinity TV Player app brings VOD streaming to Android devices
After introducing video on-demand streaming for mobile devices on the iPad early last year and iPhone last May, Comcast has finally extended the courtesy to Android users as well. Unlike its iOS cou...
06:24 pm EDT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Engadget Cisco drops Cius tablets after the BYOD crush, plans upgrade to Android 4.0 out of kindness
Cisco had grand plans for a Cius tablet on every fast-paced executive's desk, but those dreams appear to have been dashed not long after getting off the ground. Senior VP OJ Winge says the company ...
06:13 pm EDT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: PressurePen stylus lets you make all kinds of lines on your tablet
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject li...
05:40 pm EDT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Engadget Facebook could be looking to buy Opera browser
Since its IPO earlier this month, Facebook has wasted no time in expanding its empire -- it's already purchased the Karma mobile gifting service and launched a standalone camera app -- and talk about...
05:17 pm EDT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Engadget Supercomputer gets a memory boost with 380 petabytes of magnetic tape
Remember the Cray XK6 at the University of Illinois that drives the National Science Foundation's Blue Waters project? Well, it looks like it's getting a little memory upgrade, sorta. We're not talk...
04:48 pm EDT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Engadget ViewSonic teases 22-inch Android ICS 'tablet,' promises more at Computex
Have we finally found a tablet match for the 5.3-inch Galaxy Note? ViewSonic sent around a teaser for its "Touch and Connect" series prototypes, including a 22-inch "smart business tablet monitor," ...
04:16 pm EDT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Engadget Sony pushing ICS to more devices next week, confirms Xperia Play won't be upgraded
Owners of the Xperia Play, it's time to curl up with a teddy bear and your favorite ice cream -- just as long as it's not in sandwich form. After the sudden and unexplained disappearance of the "Pla...
03:30 pm EDT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III review
More Info Samsung Galaxy S III is official: 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display, quad-core Exynos processor and gesture functions Samsung Galaxy S III preview: hands-on with the next Android...
03:07 pm EDT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Engadget Toshiba bows out of netbooks in the US, sees Ultrabooks as the wave of the future
The pace of netbook launches has visibly slowed between the dual-pronged pressures of tablets and ultrabooks, and at least for Americans, it's about to get a lot slower. A Toshiba executive has warn...
02:39 pm EDT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Engadget Apple introduces 'free app of the week,' kicks things off with Cut the Rope: Experiments
Amazon has been offering a free app of the day for a while now, but that offer is good for Android users only. Well, Apple seems to have caught on to the fact that iOS users like to save money too, ...
02:15 pm EDT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Engadget Engadget Podcast 295 - 05.25.2012
A lot's bubbling in the Law & Order sector of technology news this week, and you know these guys will get you hyper-informed on the ins and outs of patents, patent trolls, and the definition of ...
01:46 pm EDT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Engadget Nokia has its wicked way with Bing Maps, stork delivers traffic advice and geocoding
We already knew that Nokia had been running its fingers through Bing's map-like hair, marking it with its scent, now it's added a little lipstick to its collar. The latest addition to the Microsoft-...
01:15 pm EDT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Engadget Distro Issue 42 lands with the Engadget Summer Gear Guide, a handsome new look and more!
Get ready, folks. We've got quite the treat for you this week. Not only do we have a brand spanking new issue of our weekly for your peepers to consume this weekend, but we've redesigned said e-publ...
01:08 pm EDT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Engadget Absinthe 2.0 hits the download wire, jailbreaks all iOS 5.1.1 devices but the 32nm iPad 2
Absinthe's "so-easy-your-grandma-could-do-it" jailbreak tool just got an update to version 2.0, enabling support for a handful of Apple portables running iOS 5.1.1. Absinthe 2.0, which was developed...
12:43 pm EDT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Engadget RealNetworks to refund $2 million, 'guilt' box stays un-ticked
Paid for subscriptions from RealNetworks you didn't ask for a few years ago? You may be eligible for a refund. Washington State's Attorney General sued the company over a free trial of its Rhapsody ...
12:27 pm EDT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Engadget Kanex outs non-Apple Thunderbolt cable (updated)
Kanex is releasing its very own Thunderbolt cable. However, if you were looking for something shorter and cheaper than Cupertino's six foot, $50 beast, prepared to be disappointed. Costing $60, the ...
12:00 pm EDT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Engadget Leap Motion gesture control technology hands-on
Leap Motion unveiled its new gesture control technology earlier this week, along with videos showing the system tracking ten fingers with ease and a single digit slicing and dicing a grocery store's...
11:36 am EDT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Engadget Satechi BT Media Remote steers your iOS media habits, summons Siri via Bluetooth
Sometimes you just don't feel like getting up to flip through that Yacht Rock playlist on Spotify while your Apple slate rests comfortably in its dock. Satechi is looking to prolong your relaxation ...
11:04 am EDT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Engadget Comcast video on-demand comes to Boston area TiVo Premieres Monday
Now that Comcast has started delivering its video on-demand to TiVo Premieres, the company has now revealed the second area where access will be turned on is Boston, starting Monday. The news was an...
10:35 am EDT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Engadget PayPal lines up 15 retailers for mobile payments, will let you buy Jamba Juice smoothies with a smartphone
Although PayPal's mobile payment system started out small with a Home Depot deal, that snowball is quickly rolling itself into a boulder. Starting next month, 15 extra US retailers will be happy to ...
10:01 am EDT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Engadget PSA: Watch the SpaceX Dragon's first attempt at docking right now! (video)
SpaceX's Dragon is rapidly approaching its historic meeting with the International Space Station. It's due to begin its first docking procedure at 7:30am ET, and NASA is streaming footage from both ...
09:29 am EDT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Engadget Google's Project Glass... it's spreading (sample video)
Now, we're not saying Google's elite are actually aliens managing human social affairs, but if you were our reader Ben who ran into a crew of Project Glass-equipped Googlers breaking for drinks at a...
09:17 am EDT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Engadget Custom-made Aperture Science gas mask will make sure you're still alive, won't open portals
Valve's Portal series has been used as the pretext for many achievements outside of puzzle gaming, including getting hitched. Keeping you from shuffling off this mortal coil, however, is still new. ...
08:34 am EDT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Engadget MIT's needleless injections help you get drugs faster, doesn't even hurt (video)
Afraid of needles? You may not have to be if a team of MIT scientists get their way. Researchers in the Department of Mechanical Engineering are developing a jet-injection device (similar to this on...
07:43 am EDT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Engadget Nokia Alpha, Phi, PurePhi and PureLambda pop up in tests, bring Windows Phone 8 along for the ride
Not long after the Lumia 900 surfaced, Nokia's Windows Phone roadmap appeared to have come screeching to a halt -- official and otherwise. However, the first signs of Nokia's second wave may have ju...
06:53 am EDT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Engadget Google snags the webOS Enyo team, HP says open source plans are still on schedule
At one time the Enyo app framework was supposed to help webOS run faster and on a wider variety of devices, but as HP continues to struggle, reports have surfaced from The Verge and AllThingsD that ...
06:53 am EDT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Engadget Google snags the webOS Enyo team, HP says open source plans are still on schedule (Update)
At one time the Enyo app framework was supposed to help webOS run faster and on a wider variety of devices, but as HP continues to struggle, reports have surfaced from The Verge and AllThingsD that ...
05:33 am EDT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Engadget Sony ST26i benchmarks reveal Android 4.0, 4-inch FWVGA display and lackluster performance
Rumors of the Sony ST26i smartphone have been swirling for a while now, but up until recently, we've had nothing to sink our teeth into. Thankfully, we've now come across an OpenGL benchmark test an...
04:19 am EDT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Engadget X Prize adopts NASA guidelines for protecting lunar heritage sites, Buzz Aldrin punch averted
NASA hopes that one small step by Google's Lunar X Prize will eventually lead to a giant leap in protecting historical sites on the moon. The X Prize Foundation announced that it will adopt guidelin...
03:04 am EDT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Engadget Intel funnels $40 million into global network of research laboratories
Like any tech company worth its weight in silicon, Intel puts plenty of cash into research, often partnering with outside labs and schools that are less concerned with turning every project into a m...
02:22 am EDT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Engadget Nissan announces e-NV200 all-electric van, production slated for 2013
So, Chrysler's electric postal van never really took off -- perhaps a few too many mailmen refused to give up those roomy Grumman LLVs -- but now Nissan is giving the electric van concept a go. Yest...
01:38 am EDT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Engadget Samsung's GSM-only dual-SIM Galaxy Ace Duos kicks off its world tour in Russia next month
While Samsung's Galaxy Ace Duos has already burst onto the scene in India pulling double duty on GSM and CDMA networks, the company today announced its dual-SIM GSM-only cousin will begin shipping i...
01:14 am EDT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Engadget NVIDIA touts 30 Tegra 3 smartphones set for this year, teases next-gen Grey SoC with on-board LTE
We're nearly halfway through 2012, but for NVIDIA, it seems the best is yet to come. The company's GM, Mike Rayfield, announced today that 30 smartphones with Tegra 3 chips are now slated for availa...
12:51 am EDT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Engadget ASUS Transformer Pad TF300TL hits the FCC with AT&T-friendly LTE
ASUS isn't known for offering its tablets to North American carriers with 3G or 4G; an FCC filing for a cellular-capable Transformer Pad TF300 could be a clue at a break in the WiFi-only trend. Along...
12:24 am EDT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Engadget Google adds copyright takedowns to Transparency Reports, 1.2 million a month and growing
Google has been publishing what it's dubbed Transparency Reports for some time now -- detailing things like government requests to remove content from search results or requests for users' informati...
12:02 am EDT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Engadget HTC One X for AT&T gets unofficial bootloader unlock
No thanks to AT&T, owners of the carrier-branded HTC One X can now unlock their phone's bootloader on the HTCdev website. The process works by altering the handset's identifier, which causes the...
11:45 pm EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III shows in Best Buy Canada leak due June 20th, maple syrup uncorked to celebrate
Jitters have persisted that the Canadian release of the Galaxy S III might face the customary weeks-long delays that those north of the border are used to. If we go by what looks to be an escaped Be...
11:21 pm EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget Tweetbot 2.4 brings keyword mute filters, offline favorite and read later support
Tweetbot just got the update treatment, enabling a handful of features aimed at optimizing the way you interact with Twitter, both online and off. These added gems include an option to mute certain ...
10:59 pm EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget RIM patent application puts pressure on sensitive touchscreens for a possible unlock alternative
RIM's been busy on the patent application front lately, filing off concepts for anything from smartphone docks to rotating keypads -- even flirting with potential forays into forensics peripherals. ...
10:38 pm EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget Slide shows Dell Latitude 10 tablet running Windows 8
Rumors of a Dell Peju tablet shipping with Windows 8 made the rounds last year, but they died down when the mystery device turned out to be the Windows 7-powered Latitude ST. Time to reignite the hy...
10:18 pm EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget BBM staying exclusive to BlackBerry, says WSJ source
Been looking forward to porting your BBM addiction to iOS or Android in hopes of finally kicking that Crackberry to the curb? Take a seat -- it looks like RIM's private messaging service isn't going...
10:07 pm EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget Microsoft pulling free development tools for Windows 8 desktop apps, only lets you ride the Metro for free (update: confirmed)
Microsoft has instituted a big change with its free Visual Studio 11 Express suite that's leaving some current- and soon-to-be Windows 8 developers up in arms: it's pulling support for creating anyt...
09:42 pm EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget Broadcast TV networks, Dish Network file lawsuits over new Auto Hop ad skipping feature
Dish Network shocked us just a couple of weeks ago by upgrading its new Hopper DVRs with "Auto Hop" ad skipping that targeted prime time programming on broadcast TV captured via its PrimeTime Anytim...
09:27 pm EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget Facebook Camera hands-on
Facebook has kept itself rather busy in the last month or so with such tasks as going public and purchasing popular photo-sharing app Instagram, but that doesn't mean it stopped working on other pro...
09:08 pm EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget Intel posts x86-friendly Android 4.0 image, lets you feel the need for speed
Android developers are all too familiar with not-so-hot emulator performance, so it's a relief that there's now an system image in a native x86 for testing. While you'll still likely want to test on...
08:47 pm EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget Bump app for Android and iOS adds desktop photo sharing
Bump has managed to garner quite a following among iPhone and Android users, but they've so far only been able to transfer files between two mobile devices, not between their phone and their home co...
08:30 pm EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Podcast, live at 5:00PM ET!
It's unseasonably gray and rainy out there today in New York City -- all the more reason to come on inside and join in on the podcasting action. Find cover and follow along after the break.Continue ...
08:16 pm EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget Visualized: ThreadWatch tracks daily workflow on a Mac, turns the data into eye candy
Sure, time tracking comes in handy when trying to make your workflow as efficient as possible. Perhaps you're looking for a more visual indication of how your time is spent on that MacBook Pro. That...
08:00 pm EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget IRL: Sparrow for iOS, Nikon D800 and the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight
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. One of the...
07:48 pm EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget Sharp reportedly getting cozy with Hon Hai Precsion, helping to make phone and tablet LCDs in Chengdu
If we believe Japan's Nikkei, the decision by Hon Hai Precision Industry (that is, Foxconn's daddy) to buy a stake in Sharp was really just the start of a long, torrid love affair in LCD production....
07:48 pm EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget Sharp reportedly getting cozy with Hon Hai Precision, helping to make phone and tablet LCDs in Chengdu
If we believe Japan's Nikkei, the decision by Hon Hai Precision Industry (that is, Foxconn's daddy) to buy a stake in Sharp was really just the start of a long, torrid love affair in LCD production....
07:36 pm EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget Facebook for Windows Phone rolls in threaded messaging, tagging, kitchen sink
Some have called Microsoft's Facebook app for Windows Phone a red-headed stepchild to the Android and iOS darlings, but it's making up for lost time in good fashion with a 2.5 update. Those who live...
07:24 pm EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget Playsurface touchscreen computing table hands-on (video)
Let's be honest -- the first time we saw the Microsoft Surface in action, we all dreamt of getting our grubby fingers on our very own unit. Five years later, we're no closer to the dream of a touchs...
07:10 pm EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget Solar Impulse takes off for Morocco on first sun-powered transcontinental flight
The sun-powered Solar Impulse plane is gradually working up to a trip around the globe, with the most recent benchmark being its first international flight in 2011. Now Bertrand Piccard and Andre Bo...
06:48 pm EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget Northeastern University students develop eye controlled robotic arm that's happy to feed you
As an alternative to receiving brain implants for robotic arm dominance assistance, check out this surprisingly cheap eye-tracking solution developed by six electrical engineering students at Northe...
06:25 pm EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget Deutsche Telekom chief says T-Mobile USA merger still an option, sweeps full sale off the table
T-Mobile's USA proposed union with AT&T might have gone down in flames, but that isn't precluding the boss of parent company Deutsche Telekom, René Obermann, from exploring tie-ups in the...
06:02 pm EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget Visualized: SpaceX's Dragon is a desolate vision in beige and white
Even if you squint real hard, you won't find Andie, Max or that rogue robot Jinx stowed away in that inner sanctum above. In fact, there are no humans on board Dragon whatsoever, given that this mis...
05:39 pm EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget LG's LS860 Cayenne gets a visit from the unsteady hand of Mr. Blurrycam
Just when you think Mr. Blurrycam bought a tripod, he produces this opaque gem purportedly showing LG's latest handset for Sprint. The LG LS960 Cayenne will apparently pack a 4-inch WVGA IPS display...
05:35 pm EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget Facebook releases new filter-equipped Camera app for iPhone and iPod touch
Looking for yet another way to share photos on Facebook? Then you now have a new option to consider courtesy of the company itself, which has today rolled out its new Facebook Camera app for the iPh...
05:02 pm EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget Google brings in-app subscriptions to Android
Developers can never have too many options when it comes to ways to take your money. Google has opened the doors to In-app purchases, carrier billing and now, in-app subscriptions. Perhaps it wasn't...
04:59 pm EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile myTouch Q makes its mark on the FCC
Talk about being tardy to the party: a month after its keyboard-less twin, the Huawei Ascend G312 QWERTY has finally received approval from the FCC. While this particular name may not sound very app...
04:38 pm EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget Samsung submits patent application for speech-recognizing robot
Samsung will soon launch its Siri-style S Voice software on the Galaxy S III, but in the more distant future it could bring speech recognition technology to standalone robots. A patent application f...
04:10 pm EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget Lenovo IdeaPad Y480 review
More Info Lenovo's 14-inch IdeaPad Y470p launches with Radeon HD 7690M GPU Lenovo unveils six mainstream consumer laptops (and one desktop replacement) Dell XPS 14z review When it co...
03:53 pm EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget RIM's global sales head departs after 14-year stretch
Research in Motion's head of global sales is leaving the company after serving the BlackBerry maker for 14 years. Patrick Spence joined the company before it had even produced its first smartphone b...
03:32 pm EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget AT&T validates NVIDIA Icera 410 LTE modem for use on its network
NVIDIA, likely feeling the sting of not having an LTE presence on some of the biggest carriers in the US, announced this morning that the Icera 410 modem has been validated for use on AT&T's net...
03:24 pm EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget Huawei Ascend P1 slips through FCC with pentaband goodness for all
Huawei's putting a whole bunch of oomph behind its 2012 lineup, and it's finally beginning to get noticed here in the US. Not too long after getting the Ascend D1 approved by the FCC, the Chinese ma...
03:10 pm EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget Microsoft beats Motorola in German SMS patent suit, litigation world cup continues
Munich's regional court has ruled that Motorola is infringing one of Microsoft's patents relating to displaying multiple SMS messages. It's one of the sub-cases that's separate to the larger FRAND m...
02:59 pm EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget Google+ on Android gets its turn at a UI remake, extra Hangout and photo features in the bargain
Did you see the Google+ 2.0 update for iPhone and wonder if Google's attention had drifted away from its own baby? Don't fret, as the Android app has just been given similarly loving treatment....
02:46 pm EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget Intel research hopes to give computers human smarts, appreciate our idiosyncrasies
Intel's chief technology officer, Justin Rattner, doesn't own a smartphone. Well, not by his definition anyway. Talking in Tel Aviv, Rattner was evangelizing about the opportunities in machine learn...
02:25 pm EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget IDC: Android has a heady 59 percent of world smartphone share, iPhone still on the way up
We've been jonesing for a more international look at smartphone market share for the start of 2012, and IDC is now more than willing to oblige. In case you'd thought Android's relentless march upwar...
02:00 pm EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget Nokia 808 PureView impressions, camera showdown with the iPhone 4S and HTC One S
Nokia invited us to take a tour of the Carl Zeiss HQ in Germany, all in the name of getting some time to shoot with the pair's latest project, the 808 PureView. Sure, you've heard the specs: a 41-me...
01:33 pm EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget Syria gets previously blocked Google software, at least for now
Mountain View's just dished out some good news for Syrians, Picasa, Chrome, and Google Earth were officially made available for download in the complex nation as of yesterday. US export controls and...
01:01 pm EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget PlayStation Network scheduled for maintenance starting at 8AM (PST)
Today's public service announcement is brought to you by the letter "M." That would be "M" as in maintenance, which is what the PlayStation Network will be going through from 8AM (PST) to 11PM. The ...
12:26 pm EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget ITU meets to define 4K and 8K UHDTV parameters
This month NHK has been previewing a slew of Super Hi-Vision equipment, but there's still much work to be done to make high res broadcasts a reality worldwide. There's where the ITU steps in, and as...
12:00 pm EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: cookoo is the watch for geeks who want to keep it subtle (video)
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject li...
11:46 am EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget Quad-channel DDR3 memory corralled in round-up, Corsair, G.Skill and Patriot take home the trophies
If you've wanted to build an X79-based gaming PC but were fretting over getting the most out of the quad-channel DDR3 memory you'll want to pair with that Ivy Bridge processor, don't fret: HotHardwa...
11:32 am EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget Apple applies for optical stylus patent, Hell reports coldest day on record
Apple has famously shunned the humble stylus, so it's fair to say we're more than a little curious about why it's filed a patent application for one. The "optical stylus" mentioned seems simple enou...
11:14 am EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget Adafruit unveils Lego Ladyada's Workshop, vote for it to become a reality
If 10,000 of you go and vote at Lego Cuusoo, we could soon have a Ladyada Lego Workshop. The concept, whipped up by Limor Fried and Phillip Torrone, was a direct response to the borderline offensive...
10:49 am EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget Microsoft announces Robotics @Home contest winner: a SmartTripod that can follow you
It's had quite a run, but Microsoft's months-long Robotics @Home Competition finally came to close this past weekend at the Bay Area Maker Faire. Taking home the title (and a $10,000 prize) was Arth...
10:13 am EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget Gigabit Squared strikes deal to bring ultra high-speed broadband to six communities
It's still way too early for anyone to start ditching their existing broadband connections, but it looks like a few more communities in the US will be getting some ultra high-speed broadband networks...
09:46 am EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget Google pumps cash into UK classrooms, will buy Arduino, Raspberry Pi sets for kids
Eric Schmidt has said that Google will make cash available through its investment into Teach First to buy Raspberry Pi and Arduino units for British schoolchildren. He was at the UK's Science Museum...
09:21 am EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget Julius Genachowski voices support for capped, tiered broadband
FCC honcho Julius Genachowski has come out in favor of usage-based pricing for your broadband. At this year's Cable Show, he said that he supported the sort of usage caps that Comcast adopted last we...
08:55 am EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget Samsung Omina M stops off at the FCC, Europeans pine for the Focus 2
Samsung's Euro-centric Omina M has finished its mandated saunter through the FCC. The Windows Phone for the old country will sport a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, 1GHz processor -- while the test doc...
08:55 am EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget Samsung Omnia M stops off at the FCC, Europeans pine for the Focus 2
Samsung's Euro-centric Omnia M has finished its mandated saunter through the FCC. The Windows Phone for the old country will sport a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, 1GHz processor -- while the test doc...
08:31 am EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget Obama tells government agencies to embrace mobile apps within a year
We already know the President has gone mobile -- and now he wants to take the rest of the government with him. President Obama has gone on the record ordering major federal agencies to jump on the m...
07:52 am EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget TiVo shows off Pace-built XG1 six-tuner gateway DVR it plans to ship later this year
New add-on boxes that extend and supplement the functionality of existing Premiere DVRs aren't all TiVo had to show off this week at the Cable Show in Boston, as it also demonstrated the fruits of i...
07:04 am EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget Sony formally quits Sharp LCD joint venture, takes back every yen it invested
After Sony cut off its supply of capital to the ill-fated Sakai production plant that it jointly owns with Sharp, it became clear that the final goodbye may be little more than a formality. And here...
06:42 am EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget The future for Nokia PureView: Possible slimmer models and 'not necessarily a 41MP sensor'
Nokia's 808 PureView may not even be blasting retinas in stores just yet, but that doesn't mean those Finnish cameraphone obsessives aren't already cooking up a buffet of high-megapixel ideas for th...
06:04 am EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget France's Toulouse-Blagnac airport to conduct NFC field trials for BlackBerry smartphones
Navigating through airport security is hardly the most fanciful way of kicking off a vacation, but this summer, a handful of frequent fliers in France will take part in a field trial that aims to st...
05:33 am EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget Navy plans ship-based LTE for close-quarters communication
Bandwidth is a precious commodity on military vessels. Ships in the US Navy fleet are generating more data, but the pipe it's getting pumped through isn't getting any larger. What's more, with limit...
05:00 am EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget Olympus adds 75mm f1.8 portrait lens to Micro Four Thirds lineup
During our first encounter with the OM-D E-M5 in February, Olympus told us to expect several more lenses to launch throughout the year, including a 75mm f/1.8 variant suitable for portraits and a sp...
04:01 am EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget Fujifilm M-Mount Adapter brings Leica lenses to the X-Pro1
It's not the cheapest, and it's not the first, but if you've been holding out on picking up an M-Mount adapter for your X-Pro1 with the hope that Fujifilm with launch a Leica-friendly accessory of i...
03:30 am EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget Samsung spills Galaxy Note's ICS guts, releases kernel source code to devs
Back when it was unveiled at IFA 2011, Sammy's famed phablet was more of an attractive oddity than sure hit. Skip to now, and that 5.3-incher's not only taken the European continent by storm, it's a...
02:49 am EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget Microsoft takes Bing Streetside offline in Germany, privacy complaints to blame
Germany is notoriously privacy-minded, and services like Facebook's Friend Finder and Google's Street View have come under scrutiny in the country's courts. The latest offender to raise Germany's ir...
02:03 am EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget In-store Xperia GX and SX video footage pops up online
While Japanese Xperia fans might have to wait a little while longer to get their hands on the Xperia GX and Xperia SX, how about some sample videos to make said extremities clammy in the meantime? S...
01:21 am EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III tops UK pre-order records, shows that British love their quad-core
The British clearly didn't waste any time once pre-orders opened up for the Galaxy S III, which just broke through pre-order records for at least one carrier and one retailer in the country. Carphon...
12:37 am EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget Yahoo Axis on desktop, iOS unifies your bookmarks, makes the web visual (hands-on)
We're all familiar with syncing bookmarks and save-for-later web services like Instapaper, but it's not often that they come with a full web component. Yahoo's hoping to hit the proverbial two birds...
12:09 am EDT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Engadget Linux Mint 13 'Maya' released, just in time for the next piktun
Linux comes in all sorts of flavors -- it's part of what makes the OS so confusing to new comers. To make matters worse, some of the most popular variants are actually based on other distros, such a...
11:35 pm EDT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Engadget Windows 8's Metro version of IE 10 may keep Flash for edge cases
Microsoft triggered some weeping and gnashing of teeth with its decision to keep Flash out of the Metro environment's Internet Explorer 10 browser in favor of HTML5, and it looks like that outpourin...
11:01 pm EDT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Engadget Tivoli enters headphone game with Radio Silenz, has new PAL BT and Model One BT radios
Tivoli Audio is known for radios that rarely deviate from a tried-and-true formula (save for that snazzy crystal-encrusted Model One), but the company is still capable of surprises. Exhibit A: it's ...
10:22 pm EDT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Engadget ABI: Galaxy Note and other phablets will ship at 208 million a year by 2015, blot out the sun
Some of us aren't convinced that phablets will last as more than a short-term success. That hasn't stopped ABI Research from predicting that enough of the size XXL smartphones will sell to block all...
09:50 pm EDT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Engadget Nokia 808 PureView sample images: a moveable feast in 41 megapixels
What exactly can Nokia's new wunderphone do? The proof is in the pudding... er, pictures below. Enjoy. Resolution junkies can get a full-size, unadulterated version of the picture above just past th...
09:47 pm EDT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Engadget Autocar takes Gordon Murray's T.25 and T.27 city cars for a spin, gives us its impressions
When he isn't tinkering around with McLaren F1 supercars and Batmobiles, Gordon Murray is working on fuel-efficient -- or even fuel-independent -- city cars. Autocar just got its hands on the gas-po...
09:20 pm EDT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Engadget Diablo III becomes fastest-selling PC game ever, deluge of broken PC mice likely to follow
Chalk one up for an at least temporary resurgence in PC gaming. Blizzard can vouch that Diablo III has set a new record for the fastest-selling PC game to date: at 3.5 million copies trading hands t...
09:10 pm EDT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Engadget Creative teases Sound Blaster Axx with the most forced puns we've ever seen
It's been a long, long while since Creative spruced up its Sound Blaster audio hardware, so a teaser for something new certainly has us intrigued. The page mentions little beyond an Axx name and tha...
08:22 pm EDT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Engadget HP cuts 27,000 jobs, profit tumbles 31 percent in Q2
Looks like rumors of major cost-cutting measures at HP are true: the company along with its fiscal Q2 results has just outlined plans to slash 27,000 jobs by the end of its fiscal 2014. The drop, or...
08:12 pm EDT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Engadget LG's 55-inch OLED TV gets official design, possible 9,000 price tag
LG has been coy about details of its 55-inch OLED TV since we saw its hyper-rich organic colors at CES, but it just nailed down a number of details at a Monte Carlo event. The 55EM9600 has seen its ...
08:12 pm EDT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Engadget LG's 55-inch OLED TV gets official design, possible 9,000 price tag (update: video)
LG has been coy about details of its 55-inch OLED TV since we saw its hyper-rich organic colors at CES, but it just nailed down a number of details at a Monte Carlo Monaco event. The 55EM9600 has se...
08:12 pm EDT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Engadget LG's 55-inch OLED TV gets official design, possible 9,000 price tag (update 3: LG fills in more)
LG has been coy quiet about details of its 55-inch OLED TV since we saw its hyper-rich organic colors at CES, but it just nailed down a number of details at a Monte Carlo Monaco event. The 55EM9600 ...
07:52 pm EDT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Engadget Nokia 808 PureView enables NFC image share, mobile payment apps to come
Rounding off a busy day of shooting with Nokia's new imaging mistress, the company's Vesa Jutila, Head of Symbian Product Marketing, hooked us up with some more developments for the 808 PureView, sp...
07:42 pm EDT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Engadget Kinect Accelerator company profiles: Freak'n Genius, GestSure Technologies, Kimetric and Styku
Microsoft's Kinect Accelerator program kicked off over a month ago, but at the time we were only made aware of the participant start-ups' names, not their innovations. So, when Microsoft offered us ...
07:25 pm EDT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Engadget Oxford makes big push into Bigfoot research, enlists Swiss zoologists for DNA study
The search for Bigfoot continues and, no, that's not a nod to a very special episode of Unsolved Mysteries. Though Harry and the Hendersons did its best to humanize that Himalayan monster of myth, a...
07:00 pm EDT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Engadget How-To: XBMC 11 the XBMCbuntu way
For all intents and purposes, the original Xbox, with its NVIDIA GPU, 8-10GB hard disk and custom Pentium III processor was a high-end PC for its time -- albeit, one that connected to a television. ...
06:45 pm EDT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Engadget Roku players add Dish international TV channels, become that much more exotic
Roku has already been turning its players into TV hubs, but it's been focused on US programming -- not so hot if you're an immigrant hoping to catch up on affairs back in the homeland. Dish is aimin...
06:30 pm EDT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Engadget GameStop's annual EXPO opens up to general public, monitor tan required for entry
Outdoor concerts, European music festivals, keggers -- whatever your concept of summer fun is, GameStop's adding its own EXPO to the list. Previously the exclusive province of its own employee horde...
06:13 pm EDT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Engadget HTC One XL coming to Germany, drags LTE with it
In the US, Asia and Australia they've already had their fill of the HTC One XL. But, in Europe, they've had to make do with the lame ol' HSPA+ One X. That is, until now. German carrier Vodafone...
06:05 pm EDT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Engadget Jury issues verdict in Android suit, finds that Google doesn't infringe Oracle patents
It appears that the jury has come to a conclusion in the Oracle v. Google trial, determining that Android does not infringe Oracle patents. Judge William Aslup of the US District Court for Northern ...
05:57 pm EDT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Engadget AT&T begins refarming 2G spectrum in New York City
As mobile operators continue to move toward the promised land known as "the future," it grows ever more important for them to make some room for it. AT&T announced today that it has started the ...
05:40 pm EDT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Engadget Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE pre-orders begin shipping to eager subs
True to its word, Sprint's begun to issue shipping notifications for pre-orders of its beleaguered flagship, the EVO 4G LTE. Word of the impending device arrivals continue to flood our inbox, lendin...
05:18 pm EDT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Engadget GameFly to begin publishing smartphone apps, will launch its own Android game store
Having already made headway into the digital frontier last year, video game subscription service GameFly is now ready to expand its sphere of influence into the world of mobile. The company's aspirin...
04:45 pm EDT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Engadget Opening the Book(Book) on Twelve South: between the covers of a Mac-exclusive accessory maker
The year is 2009. In history books, it'll widely be recognized as the year that most of America -- heck, the world -- would prefer to forget. Job after job was lost, bank after bank fell, and humani...
04:22 pm EDT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Engadget AT&T launches Samsung Galaxy Appeal GoPhone, available at Walmart on June 5th for $150
What's in a name? For the Samsung Galaxy Appeal, everything. The moniker of AT&T's new Android GoPhone fits the manufacturer's current legal situation perfectly, though admittedly its side-slide...
04:01 pm EDT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Engadget Google Search for iPhone gets the 2.0 remake, full-screen search and swipes aplenty
Google gave its official search app an iPad remake late last year, and now it's smaller iPhone and iPod touch devices getting the new UI's treatment. As of Google Search App 2.0, the smaller iOS dev...
03:43 pm EDT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Engadget Gigabyte to unveil X11 on May 31st as lightest laptop ever, spooks us with talk of 'sixth element'
Gigabyte is clearly hoping to carve out a name for itself in a very crowded ultraportable space; it sent us word of a media event for a new X11 laptop in its native Taipei on May 31st, just a few da...
03:21 pm EDT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Engadget Seagate to buy LaCie for $186 million, expand its storage empire
Seagate and LaCie have gotten friendly before -- the former company's drives are in the LaCie 2big Thunderbolt HDD, for instance -- but the storage makers are about to get even cozier. Today, Seagat...
03:06 pm EDT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Engadget Social Bicycles announces availability by end of summer, we go hands-on (video)
When last saw the Social Bicycles (SoBi), there wasn't a heck of a lot to report on. The whole thing was little more than a concept, a Kickstarter page and an early prototype. Flash forward just und...
02:49 pm EDT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Engadget Amazon adds 'hundreds' of Paramount movies to Prime, signals a Clear and Present Danger to free time
Amazon is keeping its pace of expanding Amazon Prime's video collection every few months, and today it's Paramount's turn to swell the ranks. Instant Video is getting 'hundreds' of Paramount's movie...
02:31 pm EDT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Engadget Samsung rumored to tweak Galaxy Note 10.1 inside and out
It certainly looks like Samsung has redesigned the 10.1-inch version of its Galaxy Note, which it promised back at MWC. At a German event this week, a slimmer version of the tablet was snapped sport...
02:17 pm EDT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Engadget Nokia World broken up into smaller events, bumped up to September 5-6
We hope you hadn't planned too much of your late summer around the original Nokia World 2012 schedule, because the timetable has just been given a big shakeup. Instead of holding one, monolithic eve...
01:51 pm EDT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Engadget Incantor brings World of Warcraft to real life (hands-on)
There's plenty of cool stuff to see on the floor of this year's TechCrunch Disrupt, but nothing's likely quite so eye-catching as Incantor, a mobile game that utilizes your smartphone and, naturally...
01:29 pm EDT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Engadget MIT's LiquiGlide could spell the end of slow-moving ketchup nightmares (video)
A team from MIT has decided to end slow-pouring ketchup problems once and for all with its LiquiGlide project. Instead of karate-chopping the 57 logo on the bottle's neck, a super-non-stick coating i...
01:02 pm EDT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Engadget NTT DoCoMo bids for 700MHz spectrum, will drop two big-ones if it succeeds
NTT DoCoMo is applying to extend its network to the 700MHz spectrum after losing out the coveted 900MHz band to smaller rival Softbank. If successful, the communications giant will have to fork out ...
12:35 pm EDT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Engadget Delorme's inReach two-way satellite communicator gets iOS support, sends iPhone texts from Timbuktu (video)
If you're an iPhone or iPad owner, you might have been disappointed that the Delorme inReach two-way GPS communicator launched with app support only for Android users. That's fine if you're trekking...
12:04 pm EDT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Engadget Army spy blimp to launch within weeks: 300 feet long, $500 million, 'multi-intelligent'
It can't go faster than 34MPH and it's already a year late for its planned deployment in Afghanistan, but Northrop Grumman's Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle (LEMV) is now set for its maide...
11:32 am EDT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Engadget NHK working on Hybridcast interactive TV platform (video)
NHK is working on Hybridcast (an entirely different system to the Hybridcast 3D-delivery setup it demonstrated last year), a system that uses the internet to make vanilla TV broadcasts interactive. ...
11:02 am EDT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Engadget NVIDIA outlines Kai platform, hopes to make good on quad-core $199 tablet promise
When NVIDIA's Jen-Hsun Huang talked of $199 Tegra 3 tablets, we were nothing but skeptically hopeful. Now, it seems those were more than just words. During a recent stockholder meeting, VP of Invest...
09:57 am EDT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Engadget Douglas Coupland's V-Pole unifies wireless connectivity and EV charging in an LED streetlight
It's still very much a concept, and not something being described as a business venture, but author / designer Douglas Coupland is hoping that his new "V-Pole" design will serve as something of a mo...
09:02 am EDT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Engadget Casio Japan says its new Exilim EX-ZR300 compact camera is fast and furious
Casio's apparently feeling a need for speed as the company just announced its new zippy compact camera, the "Exilim" EX-ZR300. According to Casio Japan, the 16.1-megapixel shooter boasts a startup t...
08:05 am EDT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Engadget Kyocera Hydro bares all for the FCC
What's a spankin' new Android phone to do hot off its CTIA 2012 debut? Why, stop by the FCC for an inside-out coming out party. The Kyocera-crafted handset outlined in the docs looks to be the recen...
07:16 am EDT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Engadget Lenovo beats PC market with 46 percent profit surge
Yep, it's party-time in Beijing once again. While the PC industry as a whole reportedly grew by a tight handful of percentage points over the past year, Lenovo has somehow managed to continue its lo...
06:50 am EDT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Engadget Acer Iconia A510 Olympic Tab to launch in UK next month
Acer has been known to celebrate the Olympic Games with special-edition tech, so we weren't exactly surprised when the company launched a festive version of the Iconia Tab A510 this April in anticip...
05:58 am EDT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Engadget Robo-fish swim into the ocean's funk, so you don't have to
Gene Roddenberry would have you believe that space is the final frontier. But really, the deep blue sea is more apt for that distinction. And without mega-rich hobbyists to fund exploratory plunges ...
05:14 am EDT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Engadget RAMPAGE 6 notepad runs Android 2.3 in a rugged package
The last time we heard from SDG Systems, it was shilling its Trimble Nomad with Android 1.5. The company's new device, the RAMPAGE 6 (confusingly, it's also known as the Mesa Rugged Notepad), thankf...
04:01 am EDT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Engadget Hillcrest Labs takes its TV motion control system to China, becomes TCL's new best friend
It's only been a few days since Hillcrest Labs open sourced its Kylo web browser for TVs, and now the company's back with yet another announcement. Well, this time it's more about TCL who's just dec...
03:09 am EDT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Engadget Microsoft details Windows 8's pre-boot world, helps you skip the F8 F8 F8 routine
Microsoft has been going into very exacting detail as to how Windows 8 works, but one area it hasn't explored much is what happens before you even see the Start screen. As user experience manager Ch...
02:13 am EDT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Engadget Mobile security researchers present Android Malware Genome Project at IEEE
Android's openness, combined with its popularity, has lead a few of the developer faithful astray -- with malware being a legitimate concern for the mobile operating system. To help combat the issue,...
01:27 am EDT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Engadget Researchers power microbots made of bubbles with lasers
They may not be "robots" as most have come to expect, but these so-called microrobots developed by a team of researchers from the University of Hawaii at Manoa do have at least one thing in common w...
12:42 am EDT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Engadget PSA: Windows Phone Marketplace now requires Windows Phone 7.5
Microsoft warned us last month that it would be snipping legacy OS support in Windows Phone Marketplace within a few weeks, and it just made good on that heads-up. As of now, you'll need at least a ...
12:06 am EDT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Engadget Engineer Guy shows how a phone accelerometer works, knows what's up and sideways (video)
We love finding out how things work, and arguably one of the most important parts of the smartphones and tablets we thrive on is the accelerometer gauging our device's orientation. Imagine our delig...
11:37 pm EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 300 - 05.22.2012
This week the Engadget HD podcast crew rolls the odometer over 300 episodes, but it's no big deal. Especially not when we've got new hardware and software from the likes of TiVo and Comcast to discus...
11:14 pm EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget Ion launches Air Pro WiFi, helps you document your morning commute (video)
Ion's officially releasing its Air Pro camera that we put through its paces back in March. The sports shooter is designed to be strapped to a helmet or extreme-sports gear to document your extreme a...
10:49 pm EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget VIA Technologies outs $49 APC Android barebones, nods towards Raspberry Pi
Android might have already spilled over into the desktop world in one form or another, but what if you want something a little more project-friendly? VIA Technologies has developed the APC, a Neo-IT...
10:31 pm EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget Frontline investigates the cause of cell tower deaths tonight (video)
You probably don't give much thought to the towers that blanket us with wireless signals and the technicians that climb up them, almost constantly, to upgrade the equipment. The PBS investigative jo...
10:12 pm EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget Dragon Drive! lets you take the wheel, while Nuance takes dictation
Do you like your cars smart? Are you itching to drive something a bit more K.I.T.T. than KIA? Well, this summer the glory of your Hasselhoff-soaked, '80s dreams will become reality, thanks to the fo...
09:48 pm EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget NASA app goes 2.0, the safest launch this century
When we're not looking up at the stars, we're likely looking at a screen, so any chance to combine those two is greeted with open arms. As it happens, we've been thumbing NASA's iOS app for a while,...
09:37 pm EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget NPD Q1 2012: Apple still king of the mobile computing hill thanks to iPad
NPD DisplaySearch is declaring Apple to be the undisputed champion of the mobile PC business for the first quarter of the year. The fruity phone flinger shipped (shipped, not sold) 17.2 million mobi...
09:23 pm EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget Dell profit drops 33 percent in Q1, both home and corporate sales take a hit
Dell hasn't been having the greatest of years, and the blows are still as heavy as ever in Round Rock's fiscal Q1. Its net profit dipped a steep 33 percent to $635 million, while its overall revenue ...
09:11 pm EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget 3D printing gets more flexible with Nylon extrusion
3D printing with ABS and other plastics that have a low-melting point are old hat. And, with the price of entry dropping below the $500 mark, soon enough anyone will be able print their own pirated ...
08:55 pm EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget Cheap 149 PC and broadband bundle gives the UK something to smile about
Charitable entrepreneur Martha Lane Fox has teamed up with Microsoft, TalkTalk, and Simplify Digital to bring a cheaper option for cash-strapped folks in the UK. Starting today, you can buy a refur...
08:43 pm EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget Scientists develop rewritable digital storage built into DNA; biological binary exists
We've seen DNA flirt with computing and storage before, but a biological system that can record digital data? That's something different. Stanford researchers used natural enzymes to create rewritab...
08:32 pm EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget Samsung Chromebox gets a premature outing, $330 price tag (video)
Samsung has been almost completely silent regarding its Chromebox since its CES outing, so we were taken aback when we were tipped off that it was hiding in plain sight on TigerDirect's web store. S...
08:21 pm EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget Verizon's ZTE-built Jetpack 890L 4G hotspot ships May 24th, promises globetrotting for $20
Verizon has just finished trotting out the last of its known 2012 Jetpack hotspots through the arrival of the ZTE-made model we saw back at CES in January. Now carrying a bit more Verizon red on the...
08:08 pm EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget Meta Watch announces new dev kit with added iOS support, Bluetooth 4.0
Can't wait for the Pebble E-Paper Watch to ship this fall? The Meta Watch developer system that we first saw last year just got a major upgrade, and could serve as an acceptable stand-in for now, wi...
07:50 pm EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget Xfinity Voice 2Go bridges the gap between mobile, VoIP and home phones
Comcast took the opportunity at The Cable Show 2012 to introduce some new features for its Xfinity Voice service, dubbed Voice 2Go. The end goal is to bring the perks you enjoy with your smartphone ...
07:44 pm EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget Scientists use metal and silicon to create invisibility cloak (no, you can't wear it)
In the quest to achieve that much-desired invisibility cloak, scientists have redirected light, used heat monitoring and even gone underwater -- with varying degrees of success. The latest attempt a...
07:30 pm EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget HTC refreshes Android update timeline, details which devices won't get Ice Cream Sandwich
Normally we rejoice when we see a manufacturer share updates with us on when Ice Cream Sandwich will be coming to its legacy devices, but HTC's latest blog post leaves us with mixed emotions. First,...
07:19 pm EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget Sony-made Google TV units will come with Plex as standard
Plex has inadvertently announced that its excellent media center software will be baked into Sony's forthcoming range of Google TV devices. A customized version of its app for the platform arrived o...
07:07 pm EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget New OmniVision 16-megapixel camera sensors could record 4K, 60 fps video on your smartphone
Nokia has reportedly been dreaming of PureView phones with 4K video; as of today, OmniVision is walking the walk quite a bit earlier. The 16-megapixel resolution of the OV16820 and OV16825 is someth...
06:55 pm EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget AMEX and Zynga team up for themed card, replace cash back with FarmVille rewards
Have you ever judged a friend's financial savvy based on the rewards yield of the cards in their wallet? Now you won't have a choice. For those of you that abhor free flights, detest comped hotel ro...
06:43 pm EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget Purported fifth-gen iPod touch panel slips out, show a tall 4.1-inch screen that's possibly iPhone-bound
It's been a long, long time since Apple undertook a significant redesign of the iPod touch, which hasn't been looked at since 2010 and received just a splash of white last year. A possible front pan...
06:43 pm EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget Purported fifth-gen iPod touch panel slips out, shows a tall 4.1-inch screen that's possibly iPhone-bound
It's been a long, long time since Apple undertook a significant redesign of the iPod touch, which hasn't been looked at since 2010 and received just a splash of white last year. A possible front pan...
06:29 pm EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget Google goes Moogle, celebrates Moog's birthday with interactive doodle
It's time to surrender another afternoon to an interactive Google doodle. The search engine has outdone itself in celebration of the late-Bob Moog's birthday. The electronic music pioneer was born o...
06:24 pm EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget Nokia axes Skype client on Lumia 610, claims user experience wasn't 'up to par'
It took nearly a full month, but Nokia has finally been convinced that Skype is indeed incompatible with low-memory Windows Phones. In reaching out to a spokesperson, the company confirmed to us tha...
06:02 pm EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget DICE to require 64-bit OS for some 2013 games, that Windows ME box in the den isn't cutting it
We're entering a world of mainstream 64-bit computing -- whether we like it or not. Just weeks after Adobe started requiring 64-bit Macs for CS6, DICE's Rendering Architect Johan Andersson has warne...
05:41 pm EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget Google's self-driving cars will return to roots, tour California
Thanks to a new law passed in California, Google's driverless cars might soon be stuck in its traffic with all the other hapless commuters. Although they won't hit the highway yet, like they can in ...
05:22 pm EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget Eugene Polley, co-creator of the wireless TV remote, passes away aged 96
Eugene Polley, inventor of the wireless remote control has passed away aged 96. Working for Zenith Electronics, he developed the FlashMatic control in 1955, using beams of light directed at photo-sen...
05:01 pm EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget Motorola shows three all-touch Android 4.0 phones in China, we see a possible Verizon model
It turns out that Motorola didn't want to wait until the Google deal closed -- or, for that matter, an American launch -- to undertake a significant revamp of its phone line. A quiet Chinese event l...
04:38 pm EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget Lenovo IdeaCentre A720 now up for touchy-feely orders
If you've been waiting to, literally, get your hands on the submissive A720 all-in-one from Lenovo, now you can. When we got our paws on it back at CES, it's fair to say we were intrigued. Now, the ...
04:12 pm EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: Knut WiFi-enabled sensor hub (video)
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject li...
03:47 pm EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget Verizon's Viewdini for Android hunts streaming video on Comcast Xfinity, Hulu and Netflix, strains our 4G
Verizon is clearly looking to make itself the front door for Internet video this year. Bolstering its tie-ins with Color and Redbox, it's now kicking off Viewdini, a carrier-specific Android app tha...
03:25 pm EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget Dell Latitude 6430u: an Ultrabook tailored for suit-and-tie types
It's far from official, but from the looks of things, an update to Dell's Latitude line may be incoming. According to Dutch site Tweakers.net, the outfit's 14-inch refresh, bearing model number 6430...
03:01 pm EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget ASUS Zenbook Prime UX21A preview
More Info ASUS Zenbook UX31 review ASUS Zenbooks to get Ivy Bridge refresh, optional 1080p and backlit keyboards in tow? ASUS Zenbook Primes with 1080p IPS panels and probable Ivy Bri...
03:00 pm EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget ASUS bringing Zenbook Prime UX21A, UX32A and UX32VD to the US, prices tentatively start at $799
First the rumor mill revealed ASUS had plans to refresh Ultrabooks with Ivy Bridge and 1080p IPS displays. Then the company confirmed the news itself when it brought some new Zenbook Prime laptops o...
03:00 pm EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget ASUS Zenbook Prime UX21A preview
More Info ASUS Zenbook UX31 review ASUS Zenbooks to get Ivy Bridge refresh, optional 1080p and backlit keyboards in tow? ASUS Zenbook Primes with 1080p IPS panels and probable Ivy Bri...
03:00 pm EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget ASUS bringing Zenbook Prime UX21A, UX31A, UX32A and UX32VD to the US, prices start at $799
First the rumor mill revealed ASUS had plans to refresh Ultrabooks with Ivy Bridge and 1080p IPS displays. Then the company confirmed the news itself when it brought some new Zenbook Prime laptops o...
02:41 pm EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget Tesla CEO tweets that crash testing is complete, Model S production ready to roll
As the world awaits the arrival of Tesla's Model S, CEO Elon Musk has triumphantly tweeted (it was a busy night) that the car has passed all crash testing for a five star rating. The upshot, other t...
02:20 pm EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget Sonos' wireless Sub adds extra thump to your Sonos system for $700 (ears-on)
Although we generally raved about the performance of Sonos' Play:3 wireless HiFi speakers, one of our chief complaints rested in their slightly muddy bass output. Folks who've felt similarly should ...
02:00 pm EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget Panasonic Eluga review
Welcome to Panasonic's first attempt to crack the increasingly competitive world of Android phones outside of Japan. Its efforts have crystallized into a plastic slab that had a curious appeal when ...
01:31 pm EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget Google glasses gets raft of new patents, sniffs lawsuits coming from miles away
Google will find four more granted patents for Project Glass sitting on its over-sized doorstep this morning. The company can now claim rights over the design of the right half of the device, where ...
01:03 pm EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget Google officially closes deal for Motorola Mobility
Months in the making -- the deal is finally done. Motorola Mobility is officially part of Google. After receiving blessings from Europe, the US and China, the Internet giant has put the finishing to...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget ooVoo opens up 12-way chat on Facebook and the iPad, gives other apps a facelift
If there were some video chat corollary to Moore's Law, ooVoo is adhering to it. Almost a year to the day after announcing six-way calls, the company is expanding its offerings to include 12-way cha...
12:39 pm EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget UK's Bemilo pay-as-you-go mobile service gives greater control to worrisome parents
Operating on Vodafone's network, Bemilo is a new pay-as-you-go mobile service in the UK that aims to give parents greater control over their child's use of a mobile phone. Among the features, one ca...
12:28 pm EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget Samsung: 'Lawyers didn't design the Galaxy S III'
Samsung design VP Chang Dong-hoon has refuted accusations that the Galaxy S III was designed "by lawyers." Responding to the reports that stated the new handset was tweaked to circumvent deliberate ...
12:00 pm EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget Sidecar comes out of beta, reinvents phone calls
Smartphones have revolutionized how we communicate and the way we create, share and consume content. Yet there's one aspect of using these devices that remains stuck in the last millennium, and that...
11:59 am EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget Samsung: 'Lawyers didn't design the Galaxy S III'
Samsung design VP Chang Dong-hoon has refuted accusations that the Galaxy S III was designed "by lawyers." Responding to the reports that stated the new handset was tweaked to circumvent deliberate ...
11:44 am EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget Customer service avatars coming to JFK, La Guardia, Newark airports (video)
When you're running late, you're weighed-down with DIY in-flight entertainment and your gate number gets switched at the last minute, the last thing you need is a real-life human trying to be helpfu...
11:30 am EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget Alienware laptops to use Killer Wireless-N 1202 WiFi cards, guarantee a few frags at the coffee shop
You might recall that Killer Technology launched the Killer Wireless-N 1202 card as a bit of an orphan: without an immediate laptop partner or an aftermarket reseller, it wasn't clear how and when ga...
11:00 am EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget Garmin multi-sensor controller concept replaces touchscreen interface with in-console dial rig
Garmin may be in the early stages of navigating its way from the narrow roads of portable GPS to the in-car infotainment highway, but the company appears to be on the right path, directing focus awa...
10:50 am EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget Hulu delivers 10 new original shows for summer, iOS app update with iPad retina display support
As the temperatures heat up, the availability of new network TV programming is falling off as it does every year, and Hulu is taking advantage of the lull to amp up its offerings of original content...
10:26 am EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget GitHub branches out, releases Windows client
GitHub, the version tracking and collaboration platform for developers, has proven quite popular, especially with the open source crowd. There's been one glaring issue with the dev hub, though -- la...
09:54 am EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget Ben Heck's Android-controlled pot-stirrer does (most of) the cooking for you
Ben Heck is always thinking up gadgets that make life easier, from completely hands-free luggage to a sensor system for improved cycling safety. His latest mod is meant for those of us who have burn...
09:26 am EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget Microsoft Research team shatters data sorting record, wrenches trophy from Yahoo
Bruise inducing high-fives, anyone? They're handing them out in Redmond, according to one mildly injured researcher, after breaking a data sorting record Yahoo set in 2009. The ruckus surrounds a be...
08:51 am EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia U goes on sale at Three UK
We've been twiddling our thumbs waiting patiently for the littlest of Sony's new-look smartphone lineup, the Xperia U, to arrive in earnest. It's a bit of a relief then to see the Android 2.3 phone ...
08:25 am EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget PSA: Marketplace for Windows Phone 6.x shuts down today
Still rockin' Windows Phone 6.x? Time to check all your apps for updates one last time. Microsoft has issued a final reminder that, beginning today, the Marketplace for 6.x devices will no longer be...
08:25 am EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget PSA: Marketplace for Windows Mobile 6.x shuts down today
Still rockin' Windows Mobile 6.x? Time to check all your apps for updates one last time. Microsoft has issued a final reminder that, beginning today, the Marketplace for 6.x devices will no longer b...
07:20 am EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget SpaceX Dragon is ready for launch (update: launched!), view the live stream now
After being scrubbed a few days ago, it appears we are just minutes from viewing the launch of SpaceX's Dragon capsule on a Falcon 9 rocket. The plan is to become the first private company to succes...
07:18 am EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget Exploit uses firewalls to hijack smartphones, turns friends into foes
Normally, firewalls at cellular carriers are your best friends, screening out malware before it ever touches your phone. University of Michigan computer science researchers have found that those fir...
06:33 am EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget Maker Faire Bay Area 2012, in pictures: 3D printers, unicorns, tesla coils and zombies (video)
Did you miss Maker Faire Bay Area 2012? Did you go but want to relive the experience a little? Well look no further: we came, we saw, we conquered. As one of our friends acutely observed, you couldn...
05:53 am EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget MetroPCS and T-Mobile want Dish to give up half of its wireless spectrum, worry about AT&T and Verizon swooping in
Dish Network might not start up its LTE-based 4G network until as late as 2016, but that hasn't stopped MetroPCS and T-Mobile from jointly telling the FCC that the would-be carrier needs to make som...
04:55 am EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget Electric Motor Werks hands-on at Maker Faire (video)
Have a BMW 3-Series that requires major engine work? Want to convert it to electric and improve performance, ActiveE style? The folks at Electric Motor Werks have you covered. Instead of making pur...
04:01 am EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget Inrix Traffic 4 for iOS helps drivers avoid traffic congestion and estimate arrival times (video)
Love driving but hate traffic? We hear you, and so do the people at Inrix. While the company might not come to the forefront of your mind when you consider the crowded world of navigation solutions,...
03:22 am EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget HTC One S teardown leaves little to the imagination (video)
Whether you're looking to replace a damaged screen, swap a battery, or just make damn sure that the warranty of your HTC One S is void, DirectFix can help with its latest teardown video. This is the...
02:43 am EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget Amazon Appstore's Test Drive try before you buy feature now available on Android phones
When Amazon's Appstore initially appeared on the Android scene last year, one of its most innovative features was a Test Drive virtual machine that let users try out apps for free from their desktop...
02:14 am EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget Virgin Mobile adds $40 payLo unlimited plan for talk and text types
Virgin Mobile's feature phone arm just added a third tier, delivering unlimited talk and texting, along with 50 megs of web access for $40 per month. This offering joins Sprint's other payLo budget ...
01:33 am EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget Nuance adds Rovi's metadata to Dragon TV, becomes annoyingly good at TV trivia
Nuance, of Dragon TV fame announced today that it was licensing Rovi's (formerly known as Macrovision) metadata for its talky-TV platform. Once integrated, the application will be able to marshall f...
12:59 am EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget Bananaphone touch synthesizer replaces ring ring rings with chiptunes (video)
If you're tired of bananaphones that just make calls, the crew at Gadget Gangster now has a homebrew project to use them for musical escapades. A custom-coded (and appropriately named) Adafruit Prop...
12:34 am EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget Bicom turns to Kickstarter to fund its new playGo AP1 AirPlay device
Bicom, makers of the Corian-hewn playGo USB will unveil a new AP1 AirPlay device, but only you if help fund it. After finding out that it wasn't able to produce last year's gear in enough quantity t...
12:08 am EDT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Engadget Koubachi WiFi Plant Sensor takes your cactii's temperature, sends it to your iPhone
Plants, like pets, need to be constantly cared for, but not everyone's blessed with the requisite green thumb. So, for those of you imbued with what we'll call the bad, brown touch, Swiss outfit Kou...
11:44 pm EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget Pentax makes K-30 official with weatherproofing and 1080p video
Pentax didn't wait long after a rather conspicuous leak to make the details official: welcome the K-30, the company's spiritual successor to the long-serving K-r. The camera makes its biggest numeri...
11:21 pm EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget Aereo gets unfair competition claim dismissed, still faces two claims of copyright infringement
Aereo's mini-antenna arrays started streaming OTA television broadcasts in Gotham a couple months ago in spite of the lawsuit filed by a few of New York's local stations to stop them from doing so. ...
10:56 pm EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget Nintendo plans virtual wall of E3 coverage, wants no eyeball left behind
With E3 2012 right around the corner, Reggie and co. want to make sure your oft-distracted eyes catch every drip drop of the impending Wii U news flood. Much like it did last year, Nintendo's yet ag...
10:33 pm EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget Amazon puts Samsung Galaxy S III up for US pre-orders, offers a slice of quad-core, unlocked utopia
Sufficiently enamored with Samsung's Galaxy S III that you've got to have one in the US before anyone else, and you don't want it sullied by carrier customizations in the trip across the Pacific? Am...
10:08 pm EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget Sprint to begin shipping the HTC EVO 4G LTE for arrival 'on or around' May 24th, pre-orders get first dib
We can't be certain as to how many units of the HTC EVO 4G LTE have made it out of customs thus far, but it appears the number is high enough for Sprint to officially set a date for shipping the dev...
09:55 pm EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget Must See HDTV (May 21st - 27th)
House After eight seasons, the run of Gregory House MD comes to an end on Fox tonight with a double episode. While we'll miss Hugh Laurie fumbling around on our American TV screens every week, it de...
09:38 pm EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget ASUS and MSI launch Thunderbolt motherboards, tie for first place
You wait for one Thunderbolt-compatible motherboard and then two decide to arrive on the same day. Going alphabetically, ASUS' P8Z77-V Premium is its first Intel-certified board to pack Thunderbolt ...
09:16 pm EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget Minecraft mod adds programmable 8-bit computer, lacks cassette deck (video)
Never one to focus exclusively on the very latest hardware, a new mod has brought an 6502 microprocessor to a Minecraft world near you. The system is made from three separate cubes, representing th...
09:00 pm EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget Spotify hits Australia and New Zealand, can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
Music fans in Australia and New Zealand are waking up some happy news this Tuesday morning. Spotify announced that it's bringing its streaming services to those markets, starting today, offering up ...
08:43 pm EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget Panasonic launches 12-35mm Micro Four Thirds lens with constant f2.8 aperture
As powerful as they've become, Mirrorless camera systems can't match the versatility of a full-size DSLR. One key component we haven't seen is a constant-aperture lens, offering a consistent large a...
08:35 pm EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Interview: Ben Heck talks Raspberry Pi at Maker Faire (video)
It's really no surprise that we bumped into the legendary Ben Heck at Maker Faire Bay Area 2012. Still, he was kind enough to give us a few minutes of his time. We talked about the Raspberry Pi, rob...
08:30 pm EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 5:30PM ET
It's Monday, and we're back to our regular time and day where you get to listen into the recording booth when the Engadget HD podcast goes to mp3 at 5:30PM. Please be a part of it by reviewing the li...
08:17 pm EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget Of myths and 41-megapixel sensors: Nokia looks back on the 808 PureView (video)
It's a tale as old as the introduction of the 808 PureView, itself. Something about a bar and Tokyo and scribbling ingenious ideas on a napkin -- you know, the same 'ol humble origin story that seem...
07:59 pm EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget ITC says again that Apple and RIM don't violate Kodak patent
Kodak hasn't caught a break lately, and that trend isn't easing up any time soon with a second rejection arriving in its main International Trade Commission (ITC) patent dispute with Apple and RIM. ...
07:41 pm EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget Google rolls out improved Gmail search, reads your emails for better results
Oh those Googlers, always tirelessly tweaking code behind-the-scenes to make our lives that much more easily indexed. So it should come as no surprise that Mountain View's begun rolling out a stream...
07:41 pm EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget Google rolls out improved Gmail search, scans your emails for better results
Oh those Googlers, always tirelessly tweaking code behind-the-scenes to make our lives that much more easily indexed. So it should come as no surprise that Mountain View's begun rolling out a stream...
07:21 pm EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget gTar iPhone guitar hands-on
When we first caught word of the gTar, it was a bit of a mystery, with an online presence amounting to little more than a low-res press shot, an enigmatic YouTube teaser and assorted specs coming ou...
07:20 pm EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget Apple details neighbors on Campus 2 plans, offers rare request for feedback
Cupertino residents may have received an unsolicited package from their most prominent neighbor this week. No, it's not a new iPad, or an early look at the iPhone 5 -- instead, people close to Apple...
07:20 pm EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget Apple details neighbors on Campus 2 plans, extends rare request for feedback
Cupertino residents may have received an unsolicited package from their most prominent neighbor this week. No, it's not a new iPad, or an early look at the iPhone 5 -- instead, people close to Apple...
07:00 pm EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget Ion iCade Mobile and iCade Core review
The iCade Arcade Cabinet famously began life as an April Fool's joke, pulling the video game equivalent of Pinocchio by transforming in a real salable product. The $100 arcade machine-shaped iPad en...
06:39 pm EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget O2 UK offers Samsung Galaxy Note and Galaxy Y in Olympics versions, S Javelin sadly missing
Are you so enthused with the 2012 Olympics that special tablets and non-stop TV coverage won't fully scratch the itch? O2 UK is letting you flaunt your British competitive pride every time you check...
06:19 pm EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget Comcast's 'Project Dayview' project does PDA duty across TV, phone, PC and tablet
While we expected to see Comcast roll out its X1 DVR platform today at the Cable Show, more surprising is the new Project Dayview initiative. As seen above, it attempts to provide a single cross-pla...
06:19 pm EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget Comcast's 'Project Dayview' does PDA duty across TV, phone, PC and tablet (update: video)
While we expected to see Comcast roll out its X1 DVR platform today at the Cable Show, more surprising is the new Project Dayview initiative. As seen above, it attempts to provide a single cross-pla...
06:01 pm EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget Sony Music Unlimited comes to iPhone with streaming music app
Android and PlayStation Vita owners have felt the Music Unlimited love on their respective devices for quite some time now, but the Spotify / MOG / Rdio competitor has finally made its way to the Ap...
05:42 pm EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget Motorola reinvents the TV interface with DreamGallery concept (video)
Motorola is demonstrating how it expects TVs of the future will work with its DreamGallery concept. Powered by the company's Medios cloud-service, the display is designed to let you browse content a...
05:24 pm EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget Elgato announces Game Capture HD, shows off your deathmatch prowess in H.264
Elgato is releasing the Game Capture HD, a device that lets game-casters and YouTube walkthrough mavens shed low-resolution, over-the-shoulder smartphone footage once and for all. The sleek black bo...
05:06 pm EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget Microsoft reveals more multi-monitor improvements in Windows 8 Release Preview (video)
If you're a multitasking extraordinaire who depends on Windows as your primary computing platform of choice, there's a good chance you utilize more than one monitor to get your work done -- unfortun...
04:43 pm EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget Qualcomm hires former AMD CTO, makes 'em pay for dropping mobile
Qualcomm is hiring AMD's former CTO Eric Demers to help the company produce a blockbuster mobile graphics chip. It needs the silicon for its big push for smartphone dominance (and tablets running Wi...
04:18 pm EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget Verizon purportedly giving DROID 4, RAZR and Rezound 'global' designation via software update
There's one major drawback that jet-setters and globetrotters utilizing one of Verizon's current LTE handsets must deal with, the lack of a GSM radio frequency. It's true, while CDMA and LTE have ca...
04:18 pm EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget Verizon purportedly giving DROID 4, RAZR and Rezound 'global' designation via software update (update: confirmed)
There's one major drawback that jet-setters and globetrotters utilizing one of Verizon's current LTE handsets must deal with: the lack of a GSM radio frequency. It's true, while CDMA and LTE have ca...
03:53 pm EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget Kinect for Windows SDK reaches v1.5, now works when you're sitting down
Microsoft is busting out version 1.5 of its Kinect for Windows runtime and SDK that includes a raft of new features for the Xbox-lacking hoi polli. The update includes 10-joint skeletal tracking tha...
03:28 pm EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget YouTube blows out seven candles, cuts birthday party short to log 72 hours of video per minute
Ah, YouTube. It wasn't long ago that that it was pumping out around 60 hours of content every 60 seconds, but nothing can stop the video juggernaut. Celebrating its seven years of existence with a v...
03:01 pm EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win an 11-inch MacBook Air pre-loaded with Parallels!
This may just be the biggest single giveaway we've held on Engadget yet. We dare you to resist the tempting lure of an 11-inch MacBook Air with 4GB RAM and 128GB hard drive, capable of running Mac O...
02:37 pm EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget Comcast officially launches next-gen X1 DVR platform and iPhone remote app
As expected, Comcast is kicking off the rollout of its new X1 (previously beta tested under the name Xcalibur) DVR platform. The announcement was made at the Cable Show in Boston, and that's where i...
02:37 pm EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget Comcast officially launches next-gen X1 DVR platform and iPhone remote app (update: video)
As expected, Comcast is kicking off the rollout of its new X1 (previously beta tested under the name Xcalibur) DVR platform. The announcement was made at the Cable Show in Boston, and that's where i...
02:11 pm EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 900 Camera Extension app previewed in Hong Kong (video)
You're looking at Camera Extension: a new app for the Lumia 900 that, er, extends the phone's camera function by adding burst, timer and panorama modes plus, most notably, a smart group shot feature...
01:47 pm EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget Report: Foxconn spending $210 million on Apple production line
China Daily is claiming that Foxconn will pump $210 million into building a production line in China's Jiangsu province. Local authorities have stated that the plant in Huai'an city will produce com...
01:24 pm EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget TiVo's Stream transcoding box and IP connected extender make their debut at Cable Show 2012
Now that TiVo has delivered updated software for its Premiere boxes its focus is turning to some new hardware accessories, including the TiVoToGo-style transcoder we saw at CES, now dubbed Stream (t...
01:07 pm EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget EU competition head gives Google a 'matter of weeks' to offer an antitrust fix
The European Union has been taking a leisurely pace investigating Google over possible antitrust abuses, but it's now accelerating to a full-on sprint. European Commission competition head Joaquin A...
01:01 pm EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget AMD launches R-Series chip for next-gen casinos, surveillance systems, distractions
While others push for ever-smaller processors to power the so-called Internet of Things, AMD's new R-Series chips are designed to go the other way: upgrading devices that are already hooked up but th...
12:41 pm EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget 'Bond 50' 22 movie Blu-ray collection details revealed, ships in September (video)
MGM and 20th Century Fox revealed during CES that all 22 of the James Bond movies would be released together for the first time in the Bond 50 Blu-ray disc collection this fall, and now ahead of the...
12:31 pm EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget More PlayStation Vita bundles coming to Europe, plan a visit to the Eiffel Tower
Sony's delivering a pair of PlayStation Vita bundles to European customers to tempt cost-conscious consumers to splash out on the new handheld. You'll be able to snag a WiFi only console with a 4GB ...
12:31 pm EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget More PlayStation Vita bundles coming to Europe, planning a visit to the Eiffel Tower
Sony's delivering a pair of PlayStation Vita bundles to European customers to tempt cost-conscious consumers to splash out on the new handheld. You'll be able to snag a WiFi only console with a 4GB ...
12:00 pm EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget Leap Motion reveals super-accurate motion control tech, $70 device to change the UI game
In many respects, Microsoft has led the charge towards a future of gesture-based controls with its Kinect, and other tech giants like Samsung and Apple are getting in on the action, too. The move to...
11:41 am EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget Linux kernel 3.4 is out: supports Trinity, Southern Islands, Kepler, Medfield and more
Heavens, it's already time for another Linux kernel refresh. We're now looking at 3.4, which is available for download now. Whereas the last version was all about green robots, this update focuses o...
11:26 am EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget CableWiFi ties up 50,000 WiFi hotspots for cable subscribers to share
When it comes to supergroups, The Traveling Wilbury's haven't got anything on these guys. Bright House, Cablevision, Comcast, Cox and Time Warner are teaming up to share around 50,000 metro WiFi hot...
11:22 am EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget Hands-on with the MakerBot robot petting zoo at Maker Faire (video)
A robot petting zoo at Maker Faire Bay Area 2012? What could possibly go wrong? Nothing, actually. The kids loved it -- only the robots cowered in fear (of being sat on). MakerBot spent eight weeks ...
10:59 am EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget Unofficial S-Voice app gets gagged, Samsung waits for its flagship hero
Did you get a chance to download Samsung's voice assistant APK over the weekend? Don't bother trying now, as Samsung (or Vlingo, who are behind the app) has locked down access for unauthorized devic...
10:21 am EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget Raspberry Pi hands-on and Eben Upton interview at Maker Faire (video)
Unless you've been hiding under a rock lately, we're pretty sure you've heard about the Raspberry Pi by now -- a $25 credit-card sized PC that brings ARM/Linux to the Arduino form factor. As a refre...
09:55 am EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget iDrum lets you rock out like Animal on your iDevice for $70
If using almost any surface as an instrument to drop some beats is out of the question, Dream Cheeky's iDrum might be a decent second choice. The rechargeable, seven-piece drum kit connects to any i...
09:07 am EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget Arris reveals Moxi DVR release 2.0 with web browser, apps and iPad remote
If your cable company is offering Arris' Moxi Whole Home DVR setup (we've seen it pop up on Shaw, BendBroadband and Wide Open West so far) you should have a few new features headed your way. This we...
08:06 am EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget UK bookseller Waterstones to start selling Kindles
The UK's biggest bookstore chain has announced that it will start selling Kindles alongside other digital services from Amazon. Waterstones stores will let Kindle owners digitally browse books in-st...
07:22 am EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget Better Place takes its electric vehicle network in Israel for a silent spin
Better World has been striving for, erm, a nicer planet with its battery-swapping approach to electric vehicles since as far back as 2008. There's been a modicum of success, with outlets and swappin...
05:42 am EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget Elaborate Nike YouTube video has hidden Sonic Game (video)
When you've got a marketing budget the size of Nike's, a few international footballers and a glossy video aren't really enough. That's why its latest "My time is now" campaign is an all out interact...
04:45 am EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity Series hits the FCC
Remember that high-resolution variant of the Transformer Prime ASUS trotted out at CES? The federal government just finished putting it through its paces. The WiFi version of the firm's upcoming Tra...
04:20 am EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget Hands-on with the Electric Imp at Maker Faire (video)
Yesterday at Maker Faire Bay Area 2012 we visited the Electric Imp booth to chat with the startup's founders and get some hands-on time with the tiny wireless computer. What is the Electric Imp? It'...
04:01 am EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget Yahoo to sell back half of its Alibaba stake for $7.1 billion, more in the latter's future IPO
It's been a bit of a sour year for Yahoo -- it's seen the departure of one of its founding fathers, suffered through a patent dispute with Facebook and lost its new CEO in a sea of scandalous accusa...
04:01 am EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget Yahoo to sell back half of its Alibaba stake for $7.1 billion
It's been a bit of a sour year for Yahoo -- it's seen the departure of one of its founding fathers, suffered through a patent dispute with Facebook and lost its new CEO in a sea of scandalous accusa...
02:18 am EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget How would you change Native Instruments' Maschine Mikro?
Native Instruments' gear is a must-have for those in the beat making world. We put the cheaper, dinkier Maschine Mikro through its paces and found that while we loved the portability, we weren't so ...
12:30 am EDT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: NY Design Week, a hybrid Porsche and recycled sportswear
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. Want a sneak peek into the future of design? This week I...
11:25 pm EDT - Sun, May 20, 2012
Engadget Motorola skipping Ice Cream Sandwich for some devices, worries it'll make them fat
Despite Motorola's Android 4.0 rollout schedule, not every one of the manufacturer's devices are ready for dessert -- some, the outfit says, will be put on a diet. "Obviously we want the new release...
10:51 pm EDT - Sun, May 20, 2012
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of May 14th, 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 ...
10:19 pm EDT - Sun, May 20, 2012
Engadget Switched On: Clash of the troubled titans
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. Fans of the Lincoln-Kennedy coincidences can appreciate similarly contrived dynamics in comparing Nokia and RIM (nei...
09:28 pm EDT - Sun, May 20, 2012
Engadget Samsung's Focus 2 arrives at AT&T today, a slice of LTE-equipped Mango for $50
Not long after Samsung's SGH-i667 "Mandel" looked like it would never see the light of day, the Windows Phone 7.5 device made its official debut at CTIA, dubbed as the Focus 2. As expected, the phon...
08:50 pm EDT - Sun, May 20, 2012
Engadget Voyager Mobile shakes off network issues, launches a few days behind schedule
It's tough being the new kid in town -- ask Voyager Mobile, an up and coming MVNO that had its launch delayed by a "malicious network attack" last week. The tenacious firm may have missed its planne...
08:20 pm EDT - Sun, May 20, 2012
Engadget Customs slowly letting HTC handsets into the US, can't say which ones
Still waiting for your HTC handset to make its way through customs? Ratchet your hopes just a smidge higher, because the company says it's making progress. "Some models have gone through inspection ...
07:15 pm EDT - Sun, May 20, 2012
Engadget NVIDIA outs budget GeForce GT 610, GT 620 and GT 630, no Kepler in any of 'em
Look out, savvy graphics card buyer: just because it's labelled 'GeForce' and starts with a '6' doesn't necessarily mean it benefits from NVIDIA's premium 28nm Kepler architecture. We've already see...
05:02 pm EDT - Sun, May 20, 2012
Engadget Samsung chief: we're open to a cross-licensing deal with Apple, but 4G chip shortage might last until the fall
The at times very heated legal battle between Apple and Samsung might be softening just a bit ahead of truce talks on May 21st. Samsung's mobile head JK Shin just left Seoul for the mediated discuss...
02:54 pm EDT - Sun, May 20, 2012
Engadget Kudo Tsunoda: 'Waiting for the next big thing isn't about waiting for the Kinect 2'
Last summer, try as we might, we couldn't get too much out of Microsoft's creative director for Kinect Games, Kudo Tsunoda, about what's next from the interactive peripheral. More recently, in an int...
01:06 pm EDT - Sun, May 20, 2012
Engadget Fisker leak shows Atlantic production delayed to mid-2014, 0-60 in 6.5 seconds
Our hopes of taking the Fisker Atlantic for a spin next year just got dampened considerably: a big document leak has revealed that the more reasonably-priced alternative to the Karma won't be rollin...
10:54 am EDT - Sun, May 20, 2012
Engadget Researchers develop silicon ReRAM chip, send warning shot to Flash memory
Does the word ReRAM ring a bell? No? Well, the key point is that it's much faster than NAND memory, and it's making its way into chips from Elpida, Sharp and Panasonic. Further proof that ReRAM is o...
08:48 am EDT - Sun, May 20, 2012
Engadget Nokia uses Lumia 900 as a hammer in a torture test, makes us wince (video)
As much as we're familiar with mobile device torture tests, they're normally inflicted by us or otherwise not-so-voluntary. Nokia, however, has stepped up to the plate and doled out the abuse to the...
06:25 am EDT - Sun, May 20, 2012
Engadget Alternative Wii U controller design makes brief appearance on Twitter, goes into hiding
Excited for Nintendo's new tablet-esque controller? So are the kids in TT Games' QA department. An over-excited tester tweeted out an image of a slightly different Wii U slab than the one we laid ha...
04:56 am EDT - Sun, May 20, 2012
Engadget Neuroscientists develop game for stroke rehabilitation, give the Wii a run for its money
Think the Wii has the market cornered on gaming rehab? Think again -- neuroscientists at New Castle University are developing a series of motion controlled video games to make stroke rehab more fun ...
02:44 am EDT - Sun, May 20, 2012
Engadget Ask Engadget: Electric commuting on the cheap?
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 Warren, who wants to find an elect...
01:52 am EDT - Sun, May 20, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III S Voice APK leaked online
If you find yourself with nothing better to do this weekend, then you might have a bit of fun playing around with Samsung's soon-to-be-released S Voice application on your rooted Android 4.0 smartph...
01:30 am EDT - Sun, May 20, 2012
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of May 14th, 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 Wireless brought its L...
12:28 am EDT - Sun, May 20, 2012
Engadget Hasselblad cuts H4D prices by up to 23 percent, might let you afford rent
Hasselblad is typically known for everything but price cuts, and sometimes goes in the opposite direction. As such, we're more than a little caught off-guard by a round of price cuts on what's usual...
10:59 pm EDT - Sat, May 19, 2012
Engadget Microsoft exec says Windows Phone outselling iPhone in China
Going by Microsoft's Greater China COO Michel van der Bel, the launch of Windows Phone in China is off to an auspicious start -- enough to give Apple the shakes. He claims that devices like the Noki...
10:00 pm EDT - Sat, May 19, 2012
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 138 - 05.19.2012
Borders. Here at the Engadget Mobile Podcast, we're so over them. That's why we let former Engadget Mobile CEO-in-chief Chris Ziegler come back and hang out on our side of the fence for a few hours,...
08:38 pm EDT - Sat, May 19, 2012
Engadget Facebook likes Karma app, buys the whole darn thing
What does one do after generating billions from an initial public stock offering? Go shopping, of course. After falling short of expectations following its somewhat helter-skelter IPO debut, Facebook...
06:39 pm EDT - Sat, May 19, 2012
Engadget China clears Google acquisition of Motorola, eliminates last barrier to Googorola bliss
The final significant roadblock to Google's buyout of Motorola has been cleared, as Chinese regulators have just given their rubber stamp. Their approval follows a few months after the simultaneous ...
06:39 pm EDT - Sat, May 19, 2012
Engadget China clears Google acquisition of Motorola, eliminates last barrier to Googorola bliss (update)
The final significant roadblock to Google's buyout of Motorola has been cleared, as Chinese regulators have just given their rubber stamp. Their approval follows a few months after the simultaneous ...
06:16 pm EDT - Sat, May 19, 2012
Engadget Robot uses glue gun to make tools, hopes to ace Survival Skills 101
Looking through Engadget's annals of robotic achievements, we see droids juggling, dabbling in competitive sailing and even manning prisons. Cool as they are, those functions aren't going to mean a ...
04:29 pm EDT - Sat, May 19, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: CordLite illuminated iPhone cable (video)
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject li...
02:13 pm EDT - Sat, May 19, 2012
Engadget Dish warns the FCC its 4G LTE might come in earnest as late as 2016
Dish has been tranquil about facing a longer FCC review period for its planned LTE-based 4G network, and now we might have an idea as to why. The satellite TV giant is telling the FCC that it only e...
12:47 pm EDT - Sat, May 19, 2012
Engadget T-Mo delays HTC Amaze 4G online orders due to 'unforeseen issue,' has other recommendations
Hot off the heels of the One X and EVO 4G LTE spending some prolonged time at customs, now another member of HTC's sensational family appears to be feeling the rigorous effects of the ITC. According...
10:43 am EDT - Sat, May 19, 2012
Engadget Researchers tout efficiency breakthrough with new 'inexact' chip
Accuracy is generally an important consideration in computer chips, but a team of researchers led by Rice University are touting a new "inexact" chip (dubbed PCMOS) that they say could lead to as mu...
08:33 am EDT - Sat, May 19, 2012
Engadget Raspberry Pi team shows off pics of (and taken with) prototype camera add-on
While the main thing that would make Raspberry Pi's diminutive $25 / $35 Linux setups better would be if we could get our hands on them faster, the team behind it is already working on improvements ...
06:29 am EDT - Sat, May 19, 2012
Engadget Apple files (again) for a preliminary ban against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
If you found yourself longing for the minor tweaks Samsung made to the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany earlier this year, you may be in luck: Apple's filed for a preliminary injunction against the slate ...
05:21 am EDT - Sat, May 19, 2012
Engadget Parkmobile adds NFC to its parking payment repertoire
Let's face it, whether you're down at the laundromat or feeding the meter on a busy street, you can never find enough quarters when you need'em. Know what effectively sidesteps that lack of foresigh...
03:52 am EDT - Sat, May 19, 2012
Engadget FCC Fridays: May 18, 2012
We here at Engadget tend to spend a lot of way too much time poring over the latest FCC filings, be it on the net or directly on the ol' Federal Communications Commission's site. Since we couldn't p...
02:35 am EDT - Sat, May 19, 2012
Engadget Microsoft patent application outlines system to recommend and transfer apps across devices
Ready for your latest tour through the dense and meandering wording of patent applications? Well, dig in, because it's Microsoft's turn to confuse lawyers the world over with this latest USPTO doc, ...
12:14 am EDT - Sat, May 19, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III for T-Mobile hits FCC, brings future-proofed HSPA+ for good measure
There's been hints of it coming as early as February, but we now have a smoking gun at the FCC: the Galaxy S III is coming to T-Mobile. A Samsung SGH-T999 has popped up at the agency sporting newly ...
11:28 pm EDT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Engadget Kiss Aero goodbye: Latest Windows 8 build reveals minimalistic desktop UI
It's safe to say that anticipation is high for the upcoming Windows 8 Release Preview, which will become available in the first week of June. While we're still curious to see if Microsoft can better...
11:28 pm EDT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Engadget Kiss Aero goodbye: Latest Windows 8 build reveals minimalistic desktop UI (update)
It's safe to say that anticipation is high for the upcoming Windows 8 Release Preview, which will become available in the first week of June. While we're still curious to see if Microsoft can better...
11:11 pm EDT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Engadget GameStop Mobile launches as AT&T virtual carrier, gives us rare bring-your-own GSM in US
Here's an expansion of mobile competition in the US that comes out of left field, even for us: GameStop as a cellular provider. GameStop Mobile, as it's called, is that rare bird of an AT&T-base...
11:11 pm EDT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Engadget GameStop Mobile launches as AT&T virtual carrier, gives us rare bring-your-own GSM in US (update)
Here's an expansion of mobile competition in the US that comes out of left field, even for us: GameStop as a cellular provider. GameStop Mobile, as it's called, is that rare bird of an AT&T-base...
09:30 pm EDT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Show is live, here at 6:00PM ET!
Man, what a show we've got for you this month. For starters, we popped by the Smithsonian, to check out the museum's Art of the Video Game exhibit. And while the awesome Fifth Avenue Frogger game di...
09:21 pm EDT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Engadget ITC bans Motorola mobile devices for infringing Microsoft patent
At the end of last year, an Administrative Law Judge issued an initial ruling that Motorola's mobile devices infringe a bit of Microsoft's IP. Now, the Commission has affirmed that decision and issu...
09:21 pm EDT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Engadget ITC bans Motorola mobile devices for infringing Microsoft patent (updated: MMI responds)
At the end of last year, an Administrative Law Judge issued an initial ruling that Motorola's mobile devices infringe a bit of Microsoft's IP. Now, the Commission has affirmed that decision and issu...
09:02 pm EDT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Engadget Sprint introduces My Wireless STS service to assist folks with speech disabilities
Sprint's had text-to-speech services on devices like the Samsung Epic 4G for quite some time, and now, looking to build up on that, the company's introducing its My Wireless STS feature. The new spe...
08:34 pm EDT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Engadget Gogo and AeroSat get friendly on Ku-band, bring international in-flight WiFi closer
Gogo has a virtual lock on in-flight WiFi for the US, but most of us forget that everything goes dark the moment you decide to cross the border. The company already has a deal with Inmarsat for Ka-b...
07:57 pm EDT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Engadget Zero Motorcycles will pay for your first 25,000 e-motorbike miles, wants you to ride guilt-free
If you've been staring lustfully at an electric motorcycle but needed that little extra push to make the jump, Zero Motorcycles has a unique incentive in store: it'll pay for your first 25,000 miles...
07:29 pm EDT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Engadget NHK and JVC develop 120fps Super Hi-Vision projector
If your cine-cave is already decked out with the Super Hi-Vision display, the Super Hi-Vision camera, and the Super Hi-Vision-supping antenna, we guess you just need the 120fps Super Hi-Vision proje...
07:01 pm EDT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Engadget Listen to the Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 5PM ET with special guest Chris Ziegler!
Making his first appearance on the Engadget Mobile Podcast since Episode 86, Chris Ziegler has returned to dive into the week's wireless news. Joining him will be the wacky duo of Myriam Joire and B...
06:29 pm EDT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Engadget Microsoft sets sandbox boundaries for Metro developers
With so many apps running around the Windows playground, Microsoft wants the grown-ups to be in charge of Metro. Programs for the new interface will be available only through the Windows Store, whic...
06:02 pm EDT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Engadget $74 MK802 PC-on-a-stick beats Cotton Candy to market, has ICS on board
Unless you're lucky enough to live in Scandinavia, you'll have to wait till the end of summer to get your Cotton Candy fix. Aching to nab yourself a computer-on-a-stick before then? If you're willin...
05:31 pm EDT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Engadget Microsoft encourages students to buy a PC, gives them a free Xbox 360 in return
Students. PCs. Free Xbox 360. The Redmond team's at it yet again. Similar to last year's deal, Microsoft's hooking students up with a 4GB Xbox 360 if they drop some cash on one of its Windows machin...
05:00 pm EDT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Show is live tonight!
Hey, we're back! And boy howdy do we have a fun show for you this month. You guys like video games, right? Great, because we'll be speaking with the directors of the award winning documentary, Indie...
04:29 pm EDT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Engadget ZTE confirms the Score M has a backdoor, hopes to patch up soon
Who knew that owning a ZTE Score M would mean living life on the edge? ZTE has confirmed that the MetroPCS phone has a backdoor vulnerability which could let a less-than-scrupulous hacker get root-l...
04:03 pm EDT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Engadget Google patent application could give Project Glass one true ring controller to rule them all
Let's face it: right now, the head nods and other rudimentary controls of Google's Project Glass are mostly useful for looking good, sharing photos and not much else. A US patent application submitt...
03:35 pm EDT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Engadget Engadget Podcast 294 - 05.18.2012
As much as you may Like overanalysis of the initial public offering of a Friendster ripoff valued higher than General Motors, other stuff happened this week. Tim and Brian share their Tech Timelines...
03:07 pm EDT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Engadget Crystal White PS Vita landing in Hong Kong June 28th, overpriced import shops two days later
It was bound to happen eventually, every other gadget does it. After debuting in a serious black sheen, the PS Vita is now getting a stylish white shell as well. Sadly, the shiny new pale version wi...
02:39 pm EDT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Engadget Space X's Dragon launch... is go!
We're crossing our fingers and toes so hard we can barely type and walk, since it looks like the oft-delayed Dragon launch will take place tomorrow. SpaceX founder Elon Musk confirmed that the compa...
02:39 pm EDT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Engadget Space X's Dragon launch... is go! (Update)
We're crossing our fingers and toes so hard we can barely type and walk, since it looks like the oft-delayed Dragon launch will take place tomorrow. SpaceX founder Elon Musk confirmed that the compa...
02:39 pm EDT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Engadget Space X's Dragon launch... is go! (update: aborted)
We're crossing our fingers and toes so hard we can barely type and walk, since it looks like the oft-delayed Dragon launch will take place tomorrow. SpaceX founder Elon Musk confirmed that the compa...
02:06 pm EDT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Engadget HTC Desire C hands-on (video)
HTC gave us a quick session to play around with its latest handset, the Desire C. No, it's not part of the consolidated One series, nor is the company revealing precisely what that "C" stands for --...
01:41 pm EDT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Engadget Plex shows you how to make your TV shows look great with its new Local Media Agent
Out friends at Plex have shuttled out a new Local Media Agent that'll enable you to make your TV shows look great. The updated software lets you add show and season posters, banners, background art,...
01:15 pm EDT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Engadget Distro Issue 41: a visit to the Lowcountry's Twelve South, TiVo Premiere XL4 and HTC EVO 4G LTE
It's the most wonderful time of the week once again, pals. Like most seven-day periods, this one comes to a close with the latest issue of our e-magazine for your gadget reading pleasure. Front and ...
12:42 pm EDT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Engadget K-Touch joins China Mobile with Marvell-powered T660, waves a $160 price tag
Last we heard, Chinese manufacturer K-Touch was quite busy showing off its Treasure V8 at this year's Mobile World Congress. Now, the company's taken the wraps off of its budget-friendly, TD-SCDMA T...
12:15 pm EDT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: Chameleon adaptive home screen replacement for Android tablets
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject li...
11:51 am EDT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Engadget Dolby ups TrueHD lossless audio on Blu-ray to 96k, says every upsampled bit is amazing (video)
Just because your home theater can handle lossless audio doesn't mean the sound is as good as it could be. Dolby is now giving Blu-ray producers using Dolby Media Producer Encoder v2 the choice of p...
11:25 am EDT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Engadget iRig Mix ships to iDevice-carrying DJs, Android app compatibility looks unlikely
If virtual DJs aren't your thing, you might be pleased to hear that the iRig Mix mobile music mixer is now shipping. You can forgo hefty price tags and still mix your own tunes for $99.99 with up to...
10:54 am EDT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Engadget Thefuture.fm launches iPhone app for discovering DJ mixtapes, hopes to steal Spotify's thunder
Internet radio purveyors from Spotify to Rdio keep upping the ante with more playlist features and design overhauls, and the competition for your ears' attention is only getting fiercer. One of the ...
10:24 am EDT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Engadget Toshiba strains metaphors, carries its laptop range over the Ivy Bridge
Toshiba is announcing a slate of new machines that all sport Intel's Ivy Bridge internals. The more austere Dynabook Qosmio T752 sheds the color-changing shell of its predecessor in favor of brushed...
09:32 am EDT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Engadget LG LS970 'superphone' shows up again, flaunts its removable battery and NFC chip
It's only been a few days since we first heard the rumors about an upcoming, Sprint-bound LG quad-core slab, and now that same LS970 "superphone" is back for more action. Thanks to yet another snap ...
09:15 am EDT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Engadget Midtronics GRX-5100 simplifies servicing hybrid and EV batteries
As we move away from traditional fossil fuel-burning automobiles towards hybrids and EVs, we're presented with new challenges -- namely servicing those vehicles and their high-voltage batteries. Whe...
08:47 am EDT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Engadget Samsung pushes graphene one step closer to silicon supremecy
Graphene has long-held notions of grandeur over its current silicon overlord, but a few practical issues have always kept its takeover bid grounded. Samsung, however, thinks it's cracked at least on...
08:47 am EDT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Engadget Samsung pushes graphene one step closer to silicon supremacy
Graphene has long-held notions of grandeur over its current silicon overlord, but a few practical issues have always kept its takeover bid grounded. Samsung, however, thinks it's cracked at least on...
08:26 am EDT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Engadget Water-damaged Fujifilm X100 torn apart for fun and education (but mostly fun)
James Maher had the unfortunate luck of placing his bag and prized Fujifilm X100 in a "dry" container on a fishing trip that didn't keep its contents very dry. Maher survived his harrowing voyage on...
08:04 am EDT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Engadget Sony helps you 'personalize' your Xperia further, announces case maker partnerships
Despite there being so many smartphones nowadays, finding cases for certain handsets can be tricky -- unless you're toting the likes of an iPhone or the latest Android flagship device, that is. Keep...
07:27 am EDT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Engadget Silicon Micro Display rolls out $799 ST1080 wearable display
It may still be some time before you can take Google's ambitious wearable computing project for a spin, but there's certainly no shortage of head-mounted displays out there for those looking to blaz...
06:48 am EDT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Engadget Callaway upro mx+ will show you a real view of the golf course, won't give you a mulligan
While Callaway has been helping you navigate the golf course for awhile, all its imagery has been abstract; that's not much help if it turns out a patch marked "rough" on one hole is really shorthan...
06:07 am EDT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Engadget Liquidware debuts Amber, a customizable Android development tablet
It's likely overkill for those interested only in some basic tablet modding, but the folks from Liquidware (no strangers to the DIY scene) have a new bit of kit that should please those looking to t...
05:14 am EDT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Engadget MaKey, MaKey turns the whole world into a keyboard
The litany of exciting Maker Faire products continues with MaKey MaKey, a device that turns anything capable of conducting electricity into a controller. Developed by MIT Media Lab students Jay Silv...
04:47 am EDT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Engadget Sony opens up PSN to digital download pre-orders
Pre-orders are nothing new in the realm of video gaming -- they're the requisite hype before the release day-storm. On the digital download front, however, that anticipatory frenzy hasn't gotten much...
04:13 am EDT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Engadget RIM and Motorola modify nano-SIM proposal, hope to meet Apple halfway
It's been a battle of epic proportions over a microscopic piece of plastic, but the warring sides appear to be working together to find a compromise. We're referring to the fight between Apple and a...
03:27 am EDT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S III reportedly notches nine million pre-orders worldwide
Wondering how the launch of Samsung's Galaxy S III is going? According to the Korea Economic Daily, an unnamed Samsung executive revealed that the followup to its previous fastest selling phone has ...
02:46 am EDT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Engadget Doodle 4 Google winner cashes in with 'Pirate Times' drawing, finds a Chromebook in the treasure chest
Avast ye! Google has announced the national winner of its fifth annual Doodle 4 Google competition, and we'd like to congratulate second grader Dylan Hoffman of Caledonia, Wisconsin for his fine wor...
02:02 am EDT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Engadget Dell Precision R5500 lets four graphics pros work on one PC, we wish it did gaming
Workstations aren't normally our focus, but when Dell shows off a new Precision system that lets four media pros share its graphics hardware at once, you can be sure the company has our attention. I...
01:17 am EDT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Engadget Nike and Tom Sachs reach for the stars, create NikeCraft sportswear with space-grade materials
Just because you're not an astronaut, it doesn't mean you can't dress yourself in clothes that are out of this world. Artist Tom Sachs recently teamed up with Nike to create a limited edition lineup...
12:39 am EDT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus 4X HD stops in at the FCC, flaunts AT&T bands, global support
LG's latest 4.7-inch wunderphone may not have penned in an official release this side of the Atlantic, but that doesn't mean the Feds aren't putting it through its paces. A global version of the LG ...
12:14 am EDT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Engadget Acer outs Ivy Bridge-packing TravelMate P243 notebook series in the UK
Needless to say, Ivy Bridge is here to stay -- at least until Intel takes us on a different road. That being said, Acer just announced a business-oriented machine of its own with Intel's latest chip...
11:34 pm EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget Intel wants to have conflict-free processors by the end of 2013
Intel had already promised that it would avoid using conflict minerals, and now it's giving itself a more concrete timetable for that to happen. It wants to have at least one processor that's prove...
11:08 pm EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget Eight floppy drives recreate the theme from Game of Thrones, stake claim to the seven Kingdoms
Should the robots ever form an alliance and turn against us, all we need to do is call on people like Anand Jin to save us. Why? Because it's folk of his ilk that are the pied pipers of the machine ...
10:44 pm EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget iHome iP76 LED color-changing speaker indulges your love for pretty colors
Music just isn't the same without a host of flashing colors to go with it, right? iHome, at least, seems to think so. Its first Glowtunes speaker tower, the new iP76, comes packed with LEDs in seven...
10:17 pm EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget VIA unveils fanless, Eden X2-packing AMOS-3002, promises tiny dual-core PC in your car
VIA is planning to get some serious mileage out of its Eden X2 processor -- in the most literal sense possible. It's now producing the AMOS-3002, a Pico-ITX-sized PC intended for in-car infotainmen...
09:49 pm EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget RIM patent application shines a light on unseen filth, might make forensics mobile
CSI: Waterloo? We're not sure how compelling that spin-off would be (inexplicable popularity of the David Caruso-headlined Miami version aside). So, you'll excuse us for scratching our collective te...
09:32 pm EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget Best Buy expects EVO 4G LTE to land May 23rd, HTC remains cautious
We've received a boatload of tips that folks who have pre-ordered the EVO 4G LTE at Best Buy are now seeing a new release date of May 23rd. Does this mean Sprint's flagship handset is getting close ...
09:26 pm EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget Apple breaks ground on second solar farm for North Carolina data center
Last February, Apple came clean about its efforts to clean up the environment, detailing intentions to make its Maiden, NC data facility a greener place. That site, already home to one solar farm, i...
09:05 pm EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget FCC wants to set aside wireless spectum for medical body area devices, our hearts are literally aflutter
The FCC has been making a big push towards freeing up the airwaves for medical uses, and it just took one of its biggest steps on that front by proposing to clear space for wireless body area networ...
09:05 pm EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget FCC wants to set aside wireless spectrum for medical body area devices, our hearts are literally aflutter
The FCC has been making a big push towards freeing up the airwaves for medical uses, and it just took one of its biggest steps on that front by proposing to clear space for wireless body area networ...
08:49 pm EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget Apple, HTC ordered by judge to sit down, try and make nice on August 28th
There's a trend starting to emerge of judges wanting Apple to talk settlements with others rather than duke it out in the courtroom. Just two weeks after Apple and Samsung were steered towards talk...
08:30 pm EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live tonight at 5PM ET!
Tim and Brian are back in the same makeshift studio as last week. What sorts of shenanigans can we expect? A new couch, perhaps? Only one way to find out!Continue reading The Engadget Podcast is liv...
08:21 pm EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget Facebook IPO is official: $38 per share, on sale tomorrow under ticker symbol 'FB'
We largely steer clear of companies going public here at Engadget, but Facebook and its zillions of users warrants an atypical tip of the hat. The outfit has announced that starting tomorrow, 421,23...
08:06 pm EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget U.S. Cellular adds Samsung mobile hotspot to its 4G LTE lineup, because three's company
And then there were three. U.S. Cellular's picking up the pace where its next-gen offerings are concerned, adding yet another device to that lonely LTE product portfolio. Starting today, Samsung's S...
07:47 pm EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget Texting: the truth serum of the 21st century
The University of Michigan has found that if you want someone to tell you the truth, you should text them. Dispensing with the lie detector for job interviewees, academics found that people gave mor...
07:30 pm EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget Samsung NX20, NX210 and NX1000 sample images and video
We're at Samsung's NX-series launch event at Citi Field in Queens, NY, taking a closer look at the NX20, NX210 and NX1000 mirrorless ILCs that began hitting stores earlier today (the NX1000 will arr...
07:16 pm EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget Twitter teams up with Mozilla to help you opt-out of tracking
What better place to announce Twitter's embrace of do not track policies than during a privacy panel at New York Internet Week? Federal Trade Commission CTO Ed Felten let the news slip today -- a fa...
07:01 pm EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget HP will reportedly announce restructuring plan next week, up to 30,000 job cuts
It looks like HP could be in store for another wave of big changes. According to a pair of reports out today (backing up a report from Business Insider yesterday), HP CEO Meg Whitman will announce a...
06:52 pm EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget Pentax K-30 leaks out in French catalog, teases us with weather resistance and 1080p video
It's been more than a year and a half since Pentax first put out the K-r as its entry DSLR, so it's about time that a sequel roll along to keep the company in the game. If we believe a French catalo...
06:35 pm EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget Acer Iconia Tab A700 hits FCC approval process head-on, comes out victorious
The Tegra 3-touting tablet from Acer known as the Iconia Tab A700 hasn't made the rounds since CES, just over four months ago. It's finally hit the federal stage, with the WiFi-only version getting ...
06:15 pm EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget Engadget's tablet buyer's guide: spring 2012 edition
As spring reaches full blossom, it's not just the flowers that are beginning to show -- so are the new slates heavy hitters teased back at CES. So, what does that mean? It means it's high-time that ...
05:57 pm EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget Samsung clarifies camera production shift, confirms commitment to point-and-shoot models
We've heard reports that Samsung has shifted focus at some of its camera manufacturing facilities away from point-and-shoot cameras with the objective of ramping up production of its compact mirrorl...
05:47 pm EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget Google wants to kill your bedroom cover-versions, applies to patent melody matching for YouTube
YouTube has become a treasure trove for rare live editions, outtakes and covers of popular songs -- the latter making stars out of acts like Pomplamoose. However, Google and the recording industry d...
05:47 pm EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget Google patent application could mean melody-matching for YouTube
YouTube has become a treasure trove for rare live editions, outtakes and covers of popular songs -- the latter making stars out of acts like Pomplamoose. However, Google and the recording industry d...
05:28 pm EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget Comcast rethinks bandwidth caps, trials two new policies that involve higher 300GB monthly limits
Comcast's bandwidth policy has come under fire from several directions lately, and today it's announced plans to test two new systems for managing capacity. In a company blog post, VP Cathy Avgiris ...
05:27 pm EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget Monmouthpedia: Wikipedia's very own QR-coated Welsh town (video)
Wikipedia's credence as a fount of reliable knowledge is indubitably dubious. That said, its penchant for community contribution is what's snowballed the site into a go-to digital destination for mo...
05:00 pm EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget Samsung NX210 and NX20 now available, NX1000 to ship in June for $700
We already had a fairly good idea of pricing for Samsung's trio of NX cameras, but until the company's US arm released figures of its own, we withheld hope that the entry-level NX1000 would break th...
04:50 pm EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III now available for pre-order on T-Mobile UK
Sure, we'd seen a handful of other carriers in the UK have Sammy's GS3 up for pre-order, but that circle wouldn't be complete without a certain Magenta network. Worry not, though, as T-Mobile's join...
04:40 pm EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget Time Warner Cable confirms HBO Go streaming is now available on Xbox 360, Samsung and Roku
As we revealed yesterday, Time Warner Cable has finally activated HBO Go streaming to TV connected devices. As seen on the new activation pages for Samsung Smart TVs and Blu-ray players, Xbox 360s a...
04:36 pm EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget Facebook Pages Manager for iOS sees soft launch, stats junkies rejoice
If you're pining for another way to keep tabs on your Facebook pages while out and about, you're in luck -- that is, if you live in Australia, New Zealand or Ireland. Stealthily launched yesterday f...
04:23 pm EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile launches new contract-free data-only plans
Not all of us want to be locked into a long term contract with a wireless carrier. Especially when it comes to data-only devices that might not get used on a regular basis. For those that want to gr...
04:23 pm EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile launches new contract-free, data-only plans
Not all of us want to be locked into a long term contract with a wireless carrier. Especially when it comes to data-only devices that might not get used on a regular basis. For those that want to gr...
04:01 pm EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget Samsung mass-produces 4-gigabit LPDDR2 memory, aims to make 2GB a common sight in smartphones
Samsung started making 2GB low-power mobile memory last year, but as the 1GB-equipped phone you likely have in your hand shows, the chips weren't built on a wide-enough scale to get much use. The Ko...
03:32 pm EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget Visualized: What the new Samsung Series 9 could have looked like
In case you haven't noticed, we've gotten multiple opportunities to talk shop with Samsung executives over the past couple days. After we finished grilling the R&D team on higher-res displays, w...
03:01 pm EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget Forthcoming 4G networks could interfere with TV in 10 percent of UK homes
If you live in the UK and a 4G wireless tower is going up right next to your house, you might want to hold off on the excitement. LTE networks occupying the 800MHz spectrum could cause some serious ...
02:32 pm EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget Mind-operated robot arm helps paralyzed woman have her cup o' joe (video)
Researchers at the Braingate2 consortium have made a breakthrough that allows people with spinal cord or stroke injuries to control robotic limbs with their minds. The original project allowed subje...
02:00 pm EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget Which devices have Ice Cream Sandwich?
It's mid-May -- do you know where your Ice Cream Sandwich update is? Six months after Android 4.0 made its debut on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, millions of owners of legacy Android devices are still a...
01:31 pm EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget DirecTV to offer broadband to the boonies, teams up with ViaSat and Hughes Satellite providers
Sure, living in the boonies may give you plenty of space to test out high-tech farming equipment, but at what cost? Rural homesteads just aren't suited for ye olde landline broadband and those fancy...
01:00 pm EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget This is what native 4K home cinema looks like on Sony's VPL-VW1000ES projector
Why are folks so keyed up about 4K? At first glance, that's the type of question that answers itself: by definition, a 4096-pixel wide image delivers around four times the resolution of 1920 x 1080,...
12:32 pm EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget Samsung launches customer service app on Android as proof that it Cares
Worried that Samsung is too busy selling millions of devices to care about you, the individual consumer? Fear not, for the company has released an app to prove its unconditional dedication to your h...
12:01 pm EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: Troller 1D, the transforming robot that won't ruin your garden
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject li...
11:24 am EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget NHK makes first successful Super Hi-Vision OTA broadcast, man cave owners giggle with glee
Fresh off from successfully shrinking its Super Hi-Vision camera, Japan's NHK is sticking another feather in its cap -- the first over-the-air broadcast of its super-duper high-resolution technology....
10:54 am EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget Laser-toting MAV can find its way in tight spaces, might eventually hunt you down (video)
A perpetual weakness of MAVs (micro air vehicles) is their frequent need for hand-holding in anything other than a wide-open or very controlled space. If they're not using GPS or motion sensors to f...
10:27 am EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget Chiba University's one-armed robot juggles balls, is not a Juggalo (video)
Two balls, one hand? In this case, that's a definite yes, although the end result is much more appropriate for all ages. Furthering our slow creep towards engineering's Uncanny Valley, comes a cyber...
09:47 am EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget Steam remote downloads exit beta, make impatience an option for everyone
That was quick. Just two weeks after Valve posted a new Steam beta that allows remote game downloads, it now has a truly polished release for everyone. Both Mac and Windows gamers can now queue up d...
09:25 am EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget Visualized: Arduino gets super-sized ahead of Maker Faire
This is Make's John Edgar Park, manfully clutching his Arduino Grande. The oversized device isn't just for show though, it's a fully working unit for those projects where a standard sized PCB just w...
08:55 am EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget Toyota turns to Nintendo DS as in-car GPS remote, won't guide you to Princess Peach
Let's say you liked adding GPS to your Nintendo DS. How about adding a Nintendo DS to your GPS? Toyota is trying just that through a new Smart Navi GPS unit in its Estima Hybrid minivan that will le...
08:23 am EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget Gmail and iPhone alums create Electric Imp, connect your toaster to the web
Have you ever wanted to preheat your oven while on the way home from work, or start your sprinklers while vacationing, only to remember you don't have the spare loot lying around for a network of sm...
08:04 am EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget I'm Watch creator explains order fulfillment process, offers 15 percent discount for your patience
We all know that Android 1.6 isn't getting any newer, but it's now clear that customers pining for the I'm Watch will need to dig deeply and muster a final bit of tolerance. According to the Italian...
07:41 am EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget Club Jameco borrows from Etsy and Kickstarter, lets DIYers design, sell and buy project kits
Though electronics hobbyists may not have the same resources that the Maker Sheds of the world have to design, package and sell do-it-yourself kits, electronics component distributor Jameco plans to...
07:22 am EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget Nielsen: Americans have 28 percent more mobile apps in 2012, look down on the web with disdain
It's not hard to see that Americans love their mobile apps, and Nielsen can now tell us by how much. The average US smartphone owner circa mid-2012 now brandishes 41 apps, a pretty hefty 28 percent ...
07:02 am EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget Hillcrest Labs open sources Kylo web browser for TVs, hopes the people want one
We didn't hear much from Hillcrest Labs' Kylo web browser for TVs after it launched in 2010, but now the company is apparently turning its fate over to the community. A Mozilla-based browser, Kylo w...
06:43 am EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget Rogers and CIBC make joint deal for NFC mobile payments in Canada, let you check out with your BlackBerry
Canadians sometimes can't catch a break: while NFC payments have been relatively common for Americans, Europeans and certainly the Japanese, Canucks have had to largely make do paying with ye olde c...
06:19 am EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget HTC confirms One X multitasking tweaks in Sense 4
There's been quite a bit of brouhaha over at xda-developers lately about changes HTC's made to the way multitasking behaves on the One X compared to stock Ice Cream Sandwich. We're not just talking ...
05:32 am EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget Apple slips out new OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion beta, leaves 2007 MacBook Pro in a momentary lurch
Apple looks to be stepping up the frequency of OS X Mountain Lion beta updates after initially keeping the pace slow and steady: it just posted a new, unceremoniously titled 12A206J build for develo...
05:11 am EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget Plastic Logic shutters US offices, gets out of making its own e-readers
Plastic Logic has something of a rollercoaster history, having had to drop the QUE proReader before it even shipped and getting a $700 million cash injection that ultimately swung its attention to R...
04:36 am EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget Google bots learning to read webpages like humans, one step closer to knowing everything
Google just launched its Knowledge Graph, a tool intended to deliver more accurate information by analyzing the way users search. Of course, with a desire to provide better search results comes a ne...
04:00 am EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget Sony NEX-F3 and A37 cameras hands-on and sample shots
Sony's newest NEX and DSLR have already graced these pages -- albeit in decidedly unofficial fashion -- but the time has come for this duo of shooters to be revealed to the world with the blessing o...
03:27 am EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget LG's Optimus LTE2 ships this week in Korea, nails down a few more specs
Just in case the world forgot which phone was first with 2GB of RAM, LG has pushed out another press release for its Optimus LTE2 which ships this week in Korea, just as promised. The detailed specs...
03:27 am EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget LG's Optimus LTE II ships this week in Korea, nails down a few more specs
Just in case the world forgot which phone was first with 2GB of RAM, LG has pushed out another press release for its Optimus LTE II which ships this week in Korea, just as promised. The detailed spe...
02:53 am EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget NTT DoCoMo's Galaxy S III to ship with 2GB RAM?
Ah, Japan. That far east country what begot Mario most always gets to profit from the industry's more delightful excesses. This time, however, the spoils have less to do with gaming flash and more t...
02:16 am EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget Google Music users granted de-authentication reprieve as company retools activation system
Google Music users learned of a frightful new policy this morning that dictates a user may de-authorize only four devices in a year, out of ten total activations. While the policy is likely to go un...
01:38 am EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget Sprint's Android users get carrier billing in Google Play
American Android users started getting carrier billing in Google Play early this month through T-Mobile (and later AT&T), and now Sprint can join the party. Any app, book, music or video purch...
01:11 am EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget Razer's Ouroboros gaming mouse outed by the FCC, transforms to fit lefties
Looking for a rodent to help you frag your way through the competition, southpaw style? The FCC may have just uncovered your new best friend: The Razer Ouroboros gaming mouse. Like the Cyborg RAT se...
12:47 am EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget Samsung ships QF20 camcorder with WiFi, toughened-up W300 pocket cam
Samsung's CES blitz included a tease of five new camcorders, but precious little in the way of launch details. Some of the mystery has ended, as two of the camcorders -- the QF20 and W300 -- are at ...
12:22 am EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget Intel launches youth-focused iQ webzine, tells its brand story through aggregation
It's like Highlights for kids, but with a decidedly techno-centric spin. The company known more for what it's put inside our gadgetry has just unveiled a new digital magazine, iQ, intended for the y...
12:00 am EDT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Engadget Netflix web streaming interface gets a new look with bigger icons, embedded previews
With the exception of tweaks for new features like HD video and closed captioning Netflix's Silverlight-based web player has been largely unchanged for years, but today everything is being reworked....
11:37 pm EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget The mysteries of the CCD revealed (video)
Sure, we've explained to you why sensor size matters in a digital camera, but maybe you need to take it back a bit. Maybe, you're not entirely sure how those sensors work in the first place. Well, B...
11:14 pm EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget Samsung considering a 13-inch, 1080p, PLS panel, display snobs get their hopes up
It's a ritual: we publish a review of a laptop with a 1366 x 768 display, the best-rated comment is from someone crying out for 1600 x 900 -- nay, 4K resolution. If you're in the latter camp, you're...
10:52 pm EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget Google's latest Gmail tweaks bring contact info to search results, enhanced Circle integration
By any means, this is certainly far from being one of the biggest changes Gmail's ever seen -- still, it's one that's likely to make a few tasks a wee bit easier for you. Inside the recent tweaks, G...
10:25 pm EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget HBO Go on Roku, Samsung and Xbox opens up to Time Warner (and possibly others) tomorrow?
HBO subscribers currently locked out of streaming HBO Go to their connected TV devices (namely Samsung HDTVs / Blu-ray players, Roku boxes and Xbox 360s) could be in for a treat soon, as our sources...
09:41 pm EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget Visualized: Android's device diversity cut up into 3,997 little pieces
Some call it diversity, some call it fragmentation. However you slice it, there's a lot of Android devices out there. OpenSignalMaps has tracked a staggering 3,997 unique phones, tablets and other G...
09:02 pm EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget Porsche 918 Spyder prototype returns to the road with polished black and white shell
It may not be the first time Porsche's 918 plug-in hybrid has had a chance to flex its 770 horse power for the camera, but when we last saw the pricey insanely expensive speed demon strut its stuff ...
08:27 pm EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget Viacom and Time Warner Cable call truce, TWC TV mobile apps will stream Colbert after all
Good news ahoy if you've liked Time Warner Cable's TWC TV streaming app but were frustrated with content providers pulling channels over licensing rights: the cable giant and Viacom have reached a s...
08:22 pm EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget Boost Mobile set to offer Smith Micro's Visual Voicemail features starting on May 31st
Up until now, the Boost Mobile crowd's been missing out on those fancy visual voicemail creations, but that's about to change starting on May 31st. Earlier today, Smith Micro announced it's deliveri...
08:00 pm EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget Rare Commodore KIM-1 hits eBay, shows you the PET's barebones roots
Most of us think of Commodore's pre-C64 computing history in terms of the still-legendary PET-2001, but an eBay auction run by Lawrence Bezuska shows just how far back the tradition really goes. He'...
07:38 pm EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget Eton anticipates next natural disaster with self-powered FRX radios
Eton, the name behind solar-powered sound systems and emergency radios, is updating its disaster-preparedness portfolio with the new FRX series of self-powered radios. The FRX 1, FRX 2 and FRX 3 use...
07:00 pm EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget X-mini KAI capsule Bluetooth speaker review
Speakers these days! They are everywhere, in constantly evolving iterations, smaller and more versatile than ever before. Singaporean manufacturer X-mini has a pretty good foothold in this game with...
06:51 pm EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget Motorola Droid 4 gets leaked ICS build, official Android 4.0.4 may soon follow
We've known for quite some time that Motorola intended to push Ice Cream Sandwich to the Droid 4, but until now the waiting game continued, with no end in sight. It now appears that the smartphone m...
06:43 pm EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget RunCore InVincible SSD wipes data away with the click of a button
This one goes out to all the Bonds in the world. RunCore, a Chinese company specializing in the production of solid state drives, has cooked up a SATA II solution that should satisfy even the most g...
06:27 pm EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget Motorola Motosmart Mix XT550 masks its middling specs with a set of nice headphones
HTC may be over the idea of including premium earbuds with its smartphones, but Motorola is stepping up to give it the ol' college try with its Motosmart Mix XT550. The phone will sell in China for ...
06:01 pm EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget Comcast switches on Skype on Xfinity in Boston and Seattle today, eight more metros this week
Now you can Skype on Xfinity, and beyond. Comcast's rebranded residential cable arm is touting a new trick beginning today, with customers in Boston and Seattle among the first to have access to the...
06:00 pm EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget Editorial: Thin laptops are the new mainstream, but what about battery life?
Bandwagons, trains and Tranes. Can't say that these three have a heck of a lot in common in most regards, but one thing's for sure: trying to stop this trio would be a Herculean task. And so it goes...
05:43 pm EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget Verizon CFO says grandfathered unlimited plans on the way out
Verizon Communications CFO Fran Shammo shattered many a hopes and dreams today speaking at the J.P. Morgan Technology, Media and Telecom conference. During his address, Shammo indicated that customer...
05:21 pm EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget Evernote 4.0 for Android sweeps in new home screen, list UI (video)
'Tis the season for major Android app remakes, this time with Evernote going for a much appreciated adaptation to a more swipe-friendly universe. The 4.0 update of the note-taking app has a new hom...
05:00 pm EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget Google launches Knowledge Graph today, wants to understand real things (video)
Americans and Brits might chuckle at their respective understandings of words like chips, pants and biscuits -- a search engine, however, can't be quite so discerning. As it turns out, Google actual...
04:39 pm EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget LG shows off UI 3.0 for Ice Cream Sandwich devices, says it's 'unobtrusive and simple'
Love them or hate them, those ubiquitous Android skins aren't going anywhere any time soon. Now the latest one to make an entrance to the overlay game is LG's UI 3.0, which the Korean outfits says w...
04:21 pm EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget Prototype 3D display maintains resolution, bumps viewing angles, spans dimensions
If 3D has a future in our pockets, then it must be one that requires no spectacles. Not only are the goggles an issue, other key factors like resolution and viewing angles all need to be bettered be...
04:00 pm EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Show returns Friday, May 18th -- get tickets to the taping!
That's right, the next episode of the Engadget Show is rapidly approaching, and if you love gaming as much as we do, you're in for a treat. For May's episode, we'll be speaking with the directors of...
03:41 pm EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget Samsung exec admits the 15-inch Series 9 could benefit from better viewing angles
When we reviewed the 15-inch Samsung Series 9, we found very little to complain about, save for the narrow viewing angles and the fair-weather trackpad. Turns out, Samsung at least agrees with the f...
03:28 pm EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget Sprint reportedly cancelling its early upgrade program June 1st
Like dominoes, Sprint's consumer-friendly policies continue to fall one at a time. Citing "high costs," the Now Network will begin discontinuing its practice of allowing customers to upgrade their p...
03:14 pm EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget Scientists tweak wireless power transfer, Tesla nods happily in his grave
Wireless charging may be all the rage these days, but actually beaming electricity -- as sketched above by the man Tesla himself -- still has some snags. North Carolina State U researchers have foun...
02:53 pm EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget LaCie's new 100MBs NAS is 2big, resists that second scone (video)
Gallic storage outfit LaCie is nonchalantly unveiling its 2big double-bay NAS that's purportedly capable of pumping data around your network at 100MB/s. Designed for small businesses, it'll remind a...
02:31 pm EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget Flipboard brings the noise in NPR-ified app update, Britta will be pleased
Do you loathe the sound of silence? Check out the latest update to Flipboard, bro. The most recent update to the social app now includes an audio selection that'll pump out NPR podcasts and SoundClo...
02:12 pm EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget T-rays produce 3Gbps short-range wireless, make WiFi pout in the corner
The last time we saw T-rays, they were busy scanning bodies for tumors and security threats. Six researchers from the Tokyo Institute of Technology are now aiming the terahertz-level frequencies at ...
01:51 pm EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget NVIDIA outs a pair of Tesla GPUs to electrify your supercomputer
NVIDIA's announced a pair of Tesla GPUs that'll give some extra pep to your supercomputing tasks. The K10 and K20 units harness the power of Kepler to add more muscle to the company's scientific and...
01:26 pm EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget Bricolo mechanical music system hand-on (video)
Nick Yulman has been doing the whole mechanical music thing for sometime. In fact, the first time he came to our attention was at Maker Faire a couple of years back, when he had a cadre of small rob...
01:05 pm EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget Xiaomi Phone gets a Youth Edition, a less powerful, cheaper alternative for students
Many of you are already familiar with the Xiaomi Phone and its reverence in the MIUI community, but now the Chinese manufacturer has introduced a less expensive counterpart to the original, which is...
12:38 pm EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget Netgear adds R6200 router and A6200 USB adapter to its 802.11ac family
In its ongoing battle against internet bottlenecks -- or let's face it -- techie bragging rights, Netgear has launched two more devices with that sweet, sweet 802.11ac data flow. Joining its recentl...
12:18 pm EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget Russian researchers build partial android for bizarre mind-transfer project (video)
A Team of Russian researchers are building a conceptual mind-transfer android, and we're definitely not talking about Ice Cream Sandwich. However bizarre, their goal is to help mankind achieve immor...
11:45 am EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget PSA: Google Music allows four device de-authorizations per year, rooters beware
Just when you thought you could go on rooting and switching ROMs with impunity, it turns out you can't -- at least, not if you want to continue enjoying your Google Music account. Watchful eyes at X...
11:26 am EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget WSJ: Apple moving towards larger iPhone screens
The idea of a smaller iPad has been rattling around the tech rumor mill for many a month now, but the iPhone's 3.5-inch screen? That's sacred surely? Well, according to the Wall Street Journal, appa...
11:09 am EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget Is the HTC Ville C a cheaper One S?
The Desire C has barely revealed itself as HTC's latest pocket-friendly Android phone, but another device following the same naming convention might also be on the cards. According to BriefMobile, a...
10:32 am EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget Flickr launches prettified 'liquid' layout, brings high-resolution eye candy to the forefront
After refreshing the uploading tool (and throwing in some better editing functions), Flickr's decided to work on its looks. Its latest design update will now show a high-resolution version directly ...
10:01 am EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget ROCCAT Savu hybrid mouse ready to assault PC gamers' senses for $60
If ever there were a prime candidate for Pimp my Mouse, ROCCAT's Savu would be it. The R.A.D. peripheral (no, really, that's the acronym) incorporates a category-first: an achievements application t...
09:23 am EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget Gartner: mobile phone sales fell two percent last quarter, Samsung confirmed as numero uno
Gartner's latest dispatch reveals a wobbly global trade in mobile phones. Although our love of smartphones continued to blossom, with sales of that subcategory up nearly 45 percent, it wasn't enough...
09:02 am EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget Updated Hyundai app brings remote control to your Blue Link fleet
Hyundai Sonata and Veloster owners have had some level of remote access for a year now, but the latest version of the Blue Link app does even more. Along with remote start, door lock / unlock and co...
08:42 am EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget Go-Go Dog Pals lets you exercise Rover without tapping your precious calorie reserve
Sure you love your dog, but having him watch you sit on the sofa doesn't constitute playtime. Standing up and even running around outside together will surely get the job done, but why get up for ex...
08:20 am EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget Galaxy S III will launch a day early -- for some UK pre-orders
Be still your beating heart, Samsung has announced that several customers who have already fallen for its incoming flagship's charms will get their pre-orders honored a day early. Unfortunately, it ...
08:19 am EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget iPhone waltzes into top spot of US phone satisfaction index, small carriers trump the giants
We know almost too well how smartphones perform in US market share; what we don't usually see is how happy customers are once the shrink wrap's off. Going by a newly-expanded American Customer Satis...
07:59 am EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget New Roku HD, 2 and LT updated to version 4.7, slew of 'under the hood' improvements in tow
It's been nearly a month since we saw the Roku 2 and LT get hit with some performance-boosting updates, and now the pair's about to be on the receiving end of some additional enhancements. Version 4...
07:43 am EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget NTT DoCoMo hopes to expand content game with Buongiorno buyout
Japanese mobile operator, NTT DoCoMo, is making a play at the Italian firm Buongiorno, a mobile content provider that boasts two billion customers across 57 countries. The €224 million offer mu...
07:21 am EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget ESPN Radio app gets a refresh, now properly outfitted for the iPad
If you're needing to keep Mike & Mike an arm's length away at all times, ESPN has refreshed its Radio app to help with just that. Now optimized to the iPad in addition to the iPhone and iPod tou...
07:03 am EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget Panasonic gifts NTT DoCoMo with Eluga V, Eluga Power smartphones and Eluga Live tablet
Among the slew of new Android 4.0 devices unveiled by Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo today were a trio from Panasonic, including the Eluga Power phone we'd seen before and a few new entries in the Elug...
06:31 am EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget Kantar: Windows Phone clawing back share thanks to Nokia, but Android still rules the roost
It's seldom the case that we get to look at world smartphone market share on a national level, but Kantar WorldPanel has given a rare peek that might give Windows Phone fans some good news to crow a...
05:47 am EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget Upcoming Mozilla Marketplace lacks Linux support; open-source fix in the works
Back in March, Mozilla outlined plans to further integrate web apps into Firefox to complement its upcoming Marketplace. And while the web store will launch with Windows and OS X compatibility, the b...
05:12 am EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget NTT DoCoMo launching 19 new devices this summer, brings Galaxy S III to Japan
If you aren't already accustomed to Japan's regular deluge of device announcements, brace yourself: NTT DoCoMo just stepped forward with 17 new phones, as well as a mobile WiFi hotspot and a tablet....
04:44 am EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget IKEA Uppleva HDTV to retail for $960 in Europe beginning next month, US launch in 2013
Details continue to emerge as we approach the IKEA Uppleva's June launch. GigaOM has discovered that the set will be available in sizes ranging from 24 to 46 inches and will be priced "around $960" ...
03:57 am EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget The BBC's coverage promises to make you sick of the Olympics by the time it's done
How much Olympics is too much Olympics? The BBC aims to find out at this year's London 2012 games, by offering up "the most comprehensive coverage ever," a list that includes 2,500 hours of coverage...
03:22 am EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget The deRastra oscillographic synthesizer will make you wish you hadn't tossed out that old TV set
You know the old saying: one man's trash is another man's oscillographic synthesizer. The de/Rastra project from Kyle Evans takes an old CRT set and turns it into an audio / visual work of art, cour...
02:49 am EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget Isis partners with Austin and Salt Lake City merchants, throws John Stockton elbow at Google Wallet
Mobile payment system Isis continues to rack up passengers on its merry bandwagon, gaining support from local merchants in two cities for its NFC wallet service. The carrier-based program announced ...
02:36 am EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget Plinko Poetry hands-on (video)
Don't lie, you love The Price is Right. There's no shame in it. Maybe you don't watch it religiously, but you get a thrill every time you see them break out the Plinko game. Now, what if you could c...
02:24 am EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget Intel brings Ivy Bridge to third-gen Core vPro business platform
Now that Ivy Bridge has established its presence in notebooks from Acer to Samsung, Intel is unveiling the third generation of its Core vPro processor platform. In its announcement today, the chip ma...
02:01 am EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget Toshiba Canvio 3.0 external drives bump up to 1.5TB, give Mac users some love
Toshiba's Canvio external drives have just gotten a hefty boost, most of all for data swappers that play both the Mac and PC sides of the computing fence. Both the regular Canvio 3.0 and the Canvio...
01:30 am EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget ASUS PadFone gets benchmarked: a mere teaser of what's to come
It was only last week that we learned of the varied battery life of ASUS' phone that would be a tablet that would be a laptop. Now, a further trickle of its performance might has passed our way, gi...
01:05 am EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget Sony applies for wireless power patent, wants to daisy-chain your energy
As much as we're familiar with wireless power, we know developing a truly contact-free form of charging has a whole raft of extra challenges, such as getting into the sweet spot for power delivery a...
12:57 am EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget HTC One X and EVO 4G LTE delayed at customs due to 'ITC exclusion order'
We just got received a statement from HTC indicating the the One X for AT&T and the EVO 4G LTE for Sprint have been delayed at customs due to an "ITC exclusion order". The US availability of t...
12:57 am EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget HTC One X and EVO 4G LTE delayed at customs due to ITC exclusion order
We've just received a statement from HTC indicating that the One X for AT&T and the EVO 4G LTE for Sprint have been delayed at customs due to an ITC exclusion order that was handed down last Dec...
12:41 am EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget RIM patent proposes battery-charging cellphone holster
Even after the many announcements at this year's BlackBerry World Conference, Waterloo is keeping that patent train a-rollin'. In a filing granted today, we get a glimpse of what RIM could have up i...
12:21 am EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget Etch-a-Sketch 3.0 hands-on (video)
The Etch-a-Sketch. A standard bearer for childhood, and one that most of us never really mastered. While Yelizaveta Lokshina can't help you create awe-inspiring portraits from aluminum powder, she h...
12:03 am EDT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Engadget Microsoft rolling out new apps to Xbox 360, including MUZU.TV and Manga in the US
You can never have enough apps, right? With that in mind, Microsoft's rolling out a couple of new applications to Xbox 360s in the US and Canada. For starters, those of you living Stateside will now...
11:46 pm EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget Burritob0t hands-on (video)
ITP, or the Interactive Telecommunications Program at the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU churns out some of the most reliably interesting tech-centric artists in the world. Every so often, the scho...
11:31 pm EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 299 - 05.15.2012
Episode number 299 comes in with a bang as automated commerical skipping makes its triumphant return to the DVR with Dish Network's "Auto Hop" and we also take a peek at the updated TiVo Premiere XL4...
11:04 pm EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget Comcast fires back over Xfinity TV on Xbox 360, says no way, no how it's violating net neutrality
Complaints by Netflix's Reed Hastings and a handful of politicians must have rankled Comcast CTO Tony Werner, as he just posted a particularly detailed explanation of why Comcast believes the Xfinit...
10:41 pm EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget Cox seeks 700MHz spectrum transfer to AT&T, U.S. Cellular
Spectrum is the new oil. Or, so it would appear given all the backbiting that's overtaken the wireless industry as of late. One company, however, is perched advantageously to benefit from these sq...
10:16 pm EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget Panasonic's interactive plasma display means never having to clean another eraser
Will writing a sentence on the chalkboard 200 times ever be the same, once we switch over to interactive pen functionality? And how will such technologies affect the opening of The Simpsons? These a...
09:58 pm EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget A day in the life of a Gmail email
Electronic mail, or email to those in the know, has become so ubiquitous and transparent that many take for granted the effort and engineering required to make this near-instant communication medium...
09:41 pm EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget Researchers use virus's rogue traits to create electricity from motion
Viruses are the swarming bullies of biology, but it turns out their alarming self-replication could one day power your iPod. We've seen them in batteries before, but researchers at Berkeley Labs hav...
09:26 pm EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget Google Maps adds always-available home and work locations for the navigation-needy
Although it's been true for some time that Google Maps will remember frequent searches as long as you're signed in to Google, it hasn't had the option of permanently tagging important places by thei...
09:15 pm EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget Fisker rep defends Karma hybrid sedan in garage fire aftermath
Last week, a newly purchased Fisker Karma went up in flames, damaging its owner's home and earning the company behind that hybrid sedan plenty of bad press. The auto maker hasn't submitted an offici...
09:04 pm EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget Google reportedly planning stable of Nexus devices with Android 5.0, will sell 'em direct
Hand firmly grasping hat? Good. The Wall Street Journal is reporting on quite the bombshell today, noting that Google is about to cause its carrier partners in the States all sorts of grief -- indir...
08:54 pm EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget Sony gives VAIO S and VAIO Z lines Ivy Bridge upgrade, outs two new VAIO E models
Sony began introducing its new Ivy Bridge lineup last month with the VAIO E Series 14P, a multimedia laptop complete with gesture controls. Today, the company announced two larger models to round ou...
08:39 pm EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget Honda's UNI-CUB mobility device is the butt of ASIMO's jokes
Our humanoid friend ASIMO had better start counting his blessings. If fate had dealt him another hand, he could have ended up as the behind-wearing UNI-CUB. Honda's latest personal mobility device a...
08:23 pm EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget Pantech P8010 meets FCC, brings AT&T LTE along to say hello
Though it hasn't been officially announced, AT&T's likely has a new Pantech LTE phone in its reasonable future. The P8010 just got approved by the FCC, and its next-gen radio offers support for ...
08:07 pm EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget Haswell-based Windows 8 Ultrabook shown off at IDF 2012 in Brazil
Intel's been playing the slow tease with its Haswell microarchitecture as far back as 2008. But today, we finally have a glimpse at what devices running that 22nm core might look like. Shown off at ...
08:07 pm EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget Haswell-based Windows 8 Ultrabook shown off at IDF 2012 in Brazil (updated)
Intel's been playing the slow tease with its Haswell microarchitecture as far back as 2008. But today, we finally have a glimpse at what devices running that 22nm core might look like. Shown off at ...
08:07 pm EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget Ivy Bridge-based Windows 8 Ultrabook reference design shown off at IDF 2012 in Brazil (update)
Intel's been playing the slow tease with its Haswell microarchitecture as far back as 2008. But today, we finally have a glimpse at what devices running that 22nm core might look like. Shown off at ...
07:52 pm EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget Cox and Verizon Wireless join forces, launch service bundles in Oklahoma
It's a moderately good day to be an Oklahoman. Wireless subscribers living near Oklahoma City or Tulsa will be among the first to reap the benefits of a new partnership between Cox Communications an...
07:37 pm EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget Google Docs gets new Research tool, lets you search without leaving your work
Google has already brought a pile of new fonts and templates to Google Docs this month, and it's now back with another fairly big new feature. Open a document today and you'll find a new Research to...
07:15 pm EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget Google's Project Glass prototypes can transfer still images, do little else
This was probably a given, but there won't be any freakishly detailed social profile overlay as you pass strangers on the street in the initial iteration of "Google Glasses." Instead, current protot...
06:53 pm EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget NYC's Made in New York Digital Map lets you see who's hiring in the tech field
You can't deny Mike Bloomberg's often coming up with different ways to involve New Yorkers in tech-related bits. On this occasion, Mayor Bloomberg & Co. have introduced a novel way for citizens ...
06:31 pm EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang announces cloud-based, virtualized Kepler GPU technology
We're here at NVIDIA's GPU technology conference here in San Jose, California and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang just let loose that his company plans to put Kepler in the cloud. To make it happen, the company ...
06:31 pm EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang announces cloud-based, virtualized Kepler GPU technology and GeForce GRID gaming platform
We're here at NVIDIA's GPU technology conference here in San Jose, California and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang just let loose that his company plans to put Kepler in the cloud. To make it happen, the company ...
06:22 pm EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget PSA: LG Optimus Elite available today on Virgin Mobile USA for $150
If you were one of those who jumped on last week's pre-order, chances are you're eagerly waiting for this Virgin-branded Optimus Elite to show up at your doorstep today. For those who decided to wai...
06:09 pm EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget Firefox native version hits Android in beta, new UI and speedups tag along
Those who've liked Firefox for Android but have been clamoring for a native version can rest easy, as there's now a truly optimized version waiting for you in Google Play. Mozilla's new Firefox 14....
06:04 pm EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget Hitachi launches new CinemaStar drives for media PCs and set top boxes
What's 2.5-inches wide, 7mm tall and silent as a whisper? Well, hopefully it's Hitachi's new CinemaStar hard drives. We know for certain that these platters of polarized bits will fit in your standar...
05:44 pm EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget Panasonic preps samples of next-gen ReRAM devices, NAND preps for early retirement
The Galaxy S III may rock an impressive battery life, but if Panasonic has its way, even greater benchmarks could be on the horizon. The company is ready to start making samples of a new ReRAM micro...
05:26 pm EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile CEO Philipp Humm issues memo discussing restructuring plans, more jobs affected
T-Mobile's going through some more growing pains as it continues through the process of restructuring. Less than two months after announcing it would close down seven call centers and cut a total of...
05:26 pm EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile CEO Philipp Humm issues memo discussing restructuring plans, more jobs affected (update)
T-Mobile's going through some more growing pains as it continues through the process of restructuring. Less than two months after announcing it would close down seven call centers and cut a total of...
05:22 pm EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget Facebook snaps up mobile photo sharing firm Lightbox, decides Instagram isn't enough
We get the impression that Facebook is on a big mobile photo sharing kick: just weeks after it bought Instagram for a cool billion, the social network has just hired the staff behind Lightbox. The t...
05:00 pm EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 review
More Info Samsung announces Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 hands-on (video) PSA: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Galaxy Player 4.2 now available online When we review a secon...
04:49 pm EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget New Baidu Cloud phone unveiled: Changhong H5018 with 300GB of cloud storage
That new Baidu Cloud phone we told you about last week? You're looking right at it! Following the flagship Dell Streak Pro D43 (which was branded with what was then known as Baidu Yi aka version 1.0...
04:22 pm EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget Bridgestone reveals plan to withdraw from e-paper business, AeroBee loses its buzz
If you were intrigued by those 21-inch e-paper tablets Bridgestone showcased last year, you're sure to be bummed by this news. The company has announced that plans to withdraw from the electronic pa...
04:01 pm EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget Google Chrome 19 Stable arrives, shares live tabs across your computers and phones (video)
Google first teased live tab syncing in Chrome 19 beta, and it's now available for all of us who tread the safer path of Stable releases. If you weren't living on the bleeding edge for long enough t...
03:39 pm EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget Tizen OS will run Android apps -- with a little help from third-party software (video)
As Tizen's open-source OS continues to make its first steps into the world, there's some good news for anyone concerned with a weak app line-up. It looks like both Android versions and Samsung's own...
03:18 pm EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget Panasonic's Let's Note J10 netbook promises over 12 hours of battery life, available now in Japan
To pair nicely alongside that beastly Let's Note B11 we showed you last week, Panasonic's now also selling its J10 netbook series in Japan. Aesthetically speaking, the new Let's Note J10 isn't much ...
03:00 pm EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget Stream TV finds a manufacturing partner in Pegatron for glasses-free 3D displays
We've been hearing about (and even seeing) Stream TV's Ultra-D autostereoscopic 3D chops for a while now, but so far there hasn't been any actual hardware to show for it. That could change soon, sin...
02:44 pm EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget O2 UK rolls out 42Mbps DC-HSPA+ 3G, gives that new iPad fast data in Old Blighty
The UK might be champing at the bit for 4G auctions to finish and give the country a taste of sweet, sweet LTE, but O2 UK is at least offering a panacea with a launch of dual-carrier HSPA+ 3G, ...
02:27 pm EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget Voyager Mobile endures 'malicious network attack,' delays launch to the 'very near future'
Launch aborted. Wireless newbie Voyager Mobile has opted to delay its unveiling today to a "time and date in the very near future." A mysterious "malicious network attack" is to blame for the interr...
02:12 pm EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget Acer ships Aspire M5 Ultrabook to UK in June, Ivy Bridge and Kepler chips in tow
Acer made something of a splash when it trotted out its Timeline Ultra series of Ultrabooks at CES; those waves are just now hitting the shore with a full-on release in the UK under a tweaked Aspire...
01:51 pm EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget KDDI reveals its Spring 2012 colection: Android smartphones are still hot
It's that time of the season again, as Japan's mobile carriers unveil more alternate-universe models that we'll probably never see elsewhere. Leading the pack is the final version of Fujitsu's long-...
01:51 pm EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget KDDI reveals its Summer 2012 colection: Android smartphones are still hot
It's that time of the season again, as Japan's mobile carriers unveil more alternate-universe models that we'll probably never see elsewhere. Leading the pack is the final version of Fujitsu's long-...
01:51 pm EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget KDDI reveals its Summer 2012 collection: Android smartphones are still hot
It's that time of the season again, as Japan's mobile carriers unveil more alternate-universe models that we'll probably never see elsewhere. Leading the pack is the final version of Fujitsu's long-...
01:30 pm EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget Adobe upgrades its Digital Publishing Suite with iPhone viewer, improved social media features
Between rolling out Creative Suite 6, Creative Cloud and a new video platform for broadcasters, Adobe's been mighty busy lately. If that's not evidence enough that the outfit is making good on its pr...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget Sounder launches, we go hands-on (video)
We don't know about you, but most of us Engadget editors live in a perpetual state of inbox insanity. Keeping on top of voicemails, text messages, emails, IMs, Twitter DMs, Facebook and Google+...
12:36 pm EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget WD grits teeth, hands over the goodies to Toshiba to regulators and dentists' delight
Western Digital has completed its FTC-ordered handover of assets to Toshiba in order to buy Hitachi's HDD business Viviti. The wedding of the year was halted when regulators, citing monopoly concern...
12:07 pm EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget AMD Trinity laptop review roundup: beats Ivy Bridge on gaming, but CPU lets the herd down
If you've been following AMD's game plan over the last couple of years, then you probably won't be totally shocked by what follows. That said, reviewers' verdicts of the new high-end Trinity laptop ...
11:45 am EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget Sign language translator turns gestures into spoken letters, makes for a better world (video)
By far one of the greatest challenges of sign language has been to translate it for everyday folk that wouldn't know where to begin a conversation with the deaf. Cornell University engineering stude...
11:23 am EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget MIT's Brainput reads your mind to make multi-tasking easier
With so much information readily available at our fingertips, a multitude of devices to access it from and an increasing outside demand for our divided attention, it's easy to short-circuit on the p...
10:53 am EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget Those suave Google glasses are now patent-protected
Google has successfully patented the "ornamental design" of its augmented reality eyewear. To you, me and Aunty Dee they might look almost like regular Ray-Bans, but there's a lot of secret technolo...
10:43 am EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget HTC Desire C gets official 'First Look' video and UK pricing
Just a day after being papped in Portugal, the HTC Desire C has turned up in this official video. There's not much new info to take away, bar a quick glimpse of the Sense interface. T-Mobile UK, ho...
10:27 am EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget Mystery Samsung phone with Snapdragon S4 pops up in benchmarks, may or may not be Verizon's Galaxy S III
While pre-release benchmarks have a very hit or miss record for clues as to what future devices will bring, they almost always raise eyebrows. Nowhere is that more true than in a round of NenaMark2 ...
10:02 am EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III manual goes online, teaches you wax-on, wax-off
As you can imagine, we love nothing more than sitting next to a roaring log fire and diving into a good owners manual. As luck would have it, we'd just finished the last one, and then this lands in ...
09:27 am EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S II LTE Ice Cream Sandwich update finally arrives, GSII HD LTE keeps waiting
The slow rollout of Android 4.0 to Samsung's recent Galaxy devices continues, and the latest variation to receive Ice Cream Sandwich is the Galaxy S II LTE. We should all be familiar with the ICS fe...
09:02 am EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget Nokia's new 110 and 112 dual-SIM phones are cheap and chatty (video)
Nokia may be serving up polycarbonate slabs of smartphone with one hand, but the other is still dishing out candy bars for the masses. The new 110 and 112 models, announced today, are perfect exampl...
08:32 am EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget Subretinal implant uses light instead of batteries, shows promise in initial testing
There's been significant progress in bringing sight to the blind in recent years, and this looks set to continue that miraculous trend. Scientists at Stanford University have invented a subretinal p...
08:01 am EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget Apple issues Leopard update with Flashback removal tool
Folks still rocking Apple's Leopard may have been feeling left out after Lion and Snow Leopard both got an update for addressing that Flashback malware. If you're one of them, you'll be glad to know...
07:28 am EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III gets permission to enter US, still only with HSPA+
This is the same European version we've already spent so much time with, just stopping by the FCC to get its wireless paperwork in order. There's no LTE onboard, but the phone would handle HSPA&plus...
06:26 am EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget More than 70 percent of mobile users pay little for apps, big spenders make up for us cheapskates
We know smartphone and tablet owners like to buy games. But if you go by a new ABI exploration of user habits, most of us aren't buying much of anything. More than 70 percent of the crowd spends lit...
05:41 am EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget Intel launches new Ivy Bridge Xeons, targets microservers
Intel is pushing out that delicious Ivy Bridge update to server chips and, interestingly, it's not focusing purely on the high end to start. In total, 28 new Xeon CPUs were introduced today, includi...
05:03 am EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget HyQ is the latest all-terrain quadruped bot, tells Big Dog to bring it on (video)
You might not know this, but you can literally never have enough all-terrain quadrupedal robots... at least according to us (John Connor might disagree). So, while HyQ from the Italian Institute of ...
04:01 am EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget AMD reveals Trinity specs, claims to beat Intel on price, multimedia, gaming
Itching for the details of AMD's latest Accelerated Processing Units (APUs)? Then get ready to scratch: Trinity has arrived and, as of today, it's ready to start powering the next generation of low-...
04:01 am EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget Lenovo refreshes its ThinkPad T, W, L and X lines with Ivy Bridge processors, slightly retooled keyboards
Now that Intel's Ivy Bridge specifications are finally out of the bag, you may as well resign yourselves to a deluge of PC refreshes over the coming months. Today Lenovo's up at bat, unveiling a sle...
04:01 am EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget Lenovo announces the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, a 14-inch Ultrabook with Ivy Bridge, optional 3G and a 1600 x 900 display
Yes, that laptop you see up there is called the ThinkPad X1 and yes, it's the successor to the X1 we reviewed around this time last year. But, folks, this isn't your typical refresh. The X1, once a ...
04:01 am EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget Lenovo refreshes its ThinkPad T, W, L and X lines with Ivy Bridge processors, retooled keyboards
Now that Intel's Ivy Bridge specifications are finally out of the bag, you may as well resign yourselves to a deluge of PC refreshes over the coming months. Today Lenovo's up at bat, unveiling a sle...
03:34 am EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget LG lines up Optimus 4X HD for launch in Germany, Sweden, Great Britain, Italy and Poland
While there's already plenty of excitement around other quad-core Android phones, LG will join the party soon when its Optimus 4X HD launches in a few European countries next month. Germany, Sweden,...
03:03 am EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget Tizen gets play time on Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE, shows off new features
Slowly but surely, Tizen's picking up momentum. In just the last two weeks we've witnessed version 1.0 of the OS get released, a prototype device made by Samsung, an official pledge of support by Sp...
02:12 am EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget FXI Cotton Candy ICS-on-a-stick gets May release date, sweetened design
Is that an Ice Cream Sandwich riding shotgun atop your Cotton Candy stick? It may sound like a delicious carnival delight, but munching on this bad boy will send you to the hospital faster than a fa...
01:36 am EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget Ex-Microsoftie Robbie Bach: I wouldn't have made Zune MP3 players, we were just 'chasing Apple'
It took some time after Robbie Bach left Microsoft for the Zune device line to wind to a close, but that hasn't stopped the former music (and gaming) executive from suggesting that it should have be...
01:04 am EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget Alliance for Broadband Competition forms to sway opinion against Verizon's AWS acquisition
The effort to prevent Verizon Wireless from its purchase of AWS licenses from SpectrumCo and Cox just became a bit more intense, as several opponents to the deal have now banded together to form the...
12:29 am EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget BlackBerry 10 home screen and launcher officially previewed by RIM
By now, the crew in Waterloo have likely piqued your interest in what's to come for the world of BlackBerry. So far, we've gotten to see the company's developer handset, along with a few screenshots...
12:18 am EDT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Engadget MakerBot uncovers the miracle of 3D printed 'bot making (video)
There are few things out there that can send you into a shame spiral of career despair quite as quickly as watching a group of people with arguably one of the funnest jobs in the world. People like ...
11:57 pm EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget BlackBerry 10's predictive keyboard gets transplanted with Octopus Keyboard for jailbroken iOS devices
RIM's latest on-screen keyboard effort may bear a passing resemblance to Swiftkey, but it also has us itching to see how the rest of the BlackBerry 10 UI will turn out. It looks like we're not the o...
11:31 pm EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 9:00PM ET
It's Monday, and we're on our regular day, but not our regular time. We're still going to let you listen into the recording booth when the Engadget HD podcast goes to mp3, but at 9:00PM. Please be a ...
11:11 pm EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget Flat-front dive housing for GoPro cameras available now, ready for your Memorial Day diving trip
Anyone looking to capture their next deep-sea adventure in high-definition video is in luck, because GoPro's new dive housing is now available to buy at its online store. We got a peek at this one d...
10:50 pm EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget Must See HDTV (May 14th - 20th)
This week we're completely overrun by season finales -- if there's a winter show that you watch that is still airing, it's a safe bet that it will be wrapping up its run this week. Check after the b...
10:32 pm EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget Facebook redesigns mobile site and apps, takes a tip (or two) from Instagram
Maybe it was inspired by the other app's most recent update, or perhaps by Zuck's newly-minted commitment to mobile applications. Regardless, Facebook's redesigned its iPhone / iPod and Android apps...
10:27 pm EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget Windows 8 'Family Safety' feature chaperones underage users through the World Wild Web
It's not the tantalizing bit of Windows 8 bait you'd expect in the lead up to that revolutionary OS' official launch, but for a certain domestic segment, it'll do. As part and parcel of its Release ...
10:04 pm EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget Rdio redesign goes live for one and all
We took Rdio through its redesigned paces a couple of months back, and now it looks like it's finally ready for prime time. The streaming music service announced today that the new version is now av...
09:51 pm EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget Panasonic, Sony purportedly entering into OLED TV team-up, torrid love affair
Sony might not have taken long to find a new date in the TV scene after breaking up with Samsung late last year: if you believe Nikkei, Panasonic is the belle of the ball. The two Japanese firms are...
09:37 pm EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget Wireless Emergency Alert system goes live this month, delivers location-based SMS warnings
Last we heard of the federal government's Wireless Emergency Alert system, only Sprint had signed on to deliver the SMS warnings. Now, with the secured participation of all four major carriers and s...
09:22 pm EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget Fujitsu collar monitor proves that all dogs go to the cloud
Sure, you're having a grand old time in the cloud, but what fun is it, really, if you can't bring your pets along? Fujitsu today announced a new collar-mounted device designed to monitor your dog's ...
09:09 pm EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget Lenovo LePhone S899t with ICS reportedly in the works for China Mobile
According to a recent leak on Chinese site PConline, Lenovo's reportedly working on an Ice Cream Sandwich slab with China Mobile said to be on the receiving end of the delivery. Currently known as t...
08:52 pm EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile gives HTC Sensation 4G users an Ice Cream Sandwich treat on May 16, Amaze 4G within weeks
T-Mobile subscribers waiting on pins and needles for the day their HTC Sensation 4G or Amaze 4G will get its Android 4.0 update don't have to sit so uncomfortably for much longer: the carrier has ju...
08:39 pm EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget AT&T stops offering Xbox 360 U-verse bundle until it can deliver an updated version
In a relatively strange fashion, AT&T's quietly pulled the plug on its U-verse kit for the Xbox 360 -- at least for the time being. According to a note on its own site, the company's taking some...
08:22 pm EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget Twitter now sending email summaries, will keep weekly tabs on the Biebs
Twitter hasn't wasted any time in making good on its Summify acquisition. Not even half a year after the ink has dried, you can now opt to get a curated summary of the "most relevant Tweets" and lin...
08:07 pm EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget ZeroN slips surly bonds, re-runs your 3D gestures in mid-air
Playback of 3D motion capture with a computer is nothing new, but how about with a solid levitating object? MIT's Media Lab has developed ZeroN, a large magnet and 3D actuator, which can fly an "int...
07:49 pm EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget Report: Amazon planning front-lit Kindle e-reader for July, new tablet later this year
Certainly it's no great shocker that Amazon's got plans for a new e-reader and tablet later this year. Nor should anyone be particularly surprised at the prospect of a front-lit reader from the reta...
07:44 pm EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget New carrier Voyager Mobile starts May 15th, promises rewards for chatting it up
Competition among US cellular carriers is about to get a bit fiercer with a fresh national network that will actively encourage using your phone rather than setting hard limits. Newcomer (and MVNO o...
07:29 pm EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget Plastic Logic demoes flexible color display for e-readers (video)
Plastic Logic has getting by with some eastern love since last year, when RUSNANO's $700 million investment helped the e-reader maker land its Plastic Logic 100 in Russian schools. The latest fruit ...
07:12 pm EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget Time Warner Cable's CEO doesn't know what AirPlay is, hates set-top boxes
While he might not be the first human to admit unfamiliarity with Apple's AirPlay, he's likely to be one of the most recognizable figures amongst the bunch. In a recent interview, Time Warner Cable's...
06:57 pm EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget Canon ditching humans, cameras hand-made by robots by 2015
Canon has announced that it'll ditch human production line employees and rely entirely on robots to build its cameras. Several Japanese companies have felt the pinch thanks to the soaring value of t...
06:44 pm EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget Adobe Muse is ready to let you design websites without the coding headaches for $15 a month
If you've been looking to get that web project off the ground but despise the idea of coding it, Adobe's recently announced web design tool has just landed. Muse, the program that allows you to desi...
06:24 pm EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget LightSquared officially files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
As expected, May 14th is indeed a dark day for LightSquared. The company has just filed paperwork in order to initiate Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings in Manhattan's US Bankruptcy Court, effective...
06:17 pm EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget UnEasyshare: Kodak's now-defunct, Rochester-based nuclear reactor
Ready for this unsettling Kodak moment? It seems the one-time imaging powerhouse held a decades-long secret deep in a bunker below Building 82 on its Rochester campus. The now vacant facility, a conc...
05:58 pm EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget Apple gets another bite, wins appeal to pursue preliminary injunction against Samsung
We'll forgive you if you've forgotten, given the myriad Apple/Samsung legal shenanigans, but back in Februrary, Apple attempted to obtain a preliminary injunction against Samsung to prevent the Gala...
05:43 pm EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget NVIDIA, Intellectual Ventures partner to acquire 4G patents from IPWireless
It's hard to read the word 'patent' and not leap immediately to 'infringement,' given the tech industry's recent track record. But in this rare case, access to that oft-contested IP is being spread l...
05:31 pm EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget Microsoft to offer $15 Windows 8 upgrade, when you buy a Win7 PC
In need of a new computer, but holding out because you don't want to be saddled with a last-gen OS when Windows 8 lands? Worry not potential consumers, Microsoft plans to offer a cheap upgrade path ...
05:08 pm EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget Samsung T699 for T-Mobile teased in UAProf, reveals 720p display
No doubt, T-Mobile is in the middle of a rebuilding stage as a result of the AT&T merger attempt. Should it be much of a surprise, then, that the carrier would be looking at cranking out a smart...
04:58 pm EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget Apple may be prepping iCloud upgrade, photo-sharing features
According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple plans to announce an update to its iCloud service at the WWDC in June. The revamp will include new photo-sharing features that will also allow users to co...
04:40 pm EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget Best Buy founder chairman steps down after investigation
Yet more fallout in the case of Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn's sudden resignation last month. Some more light has been shed on those aforementioned "certain issues" we heard about, and now an internal in...
04:23 pm EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget Huawei Ascend D1 hits the FCC with pentaband HSPA+
Of the trio of Huawei's Diamond-class smartphones announced at Mobile World Congress in February, the dual-core Ascend D1 got the least amount of buzz. Today, however, the handset gets its opportuni...
04:00 pm EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget Amped Wireless launches dual-band 10,000 square feet router, now no wall is safe
High-power wireless maven Amped Wireless has finally filled that conspicuous dual-band gap in its lineup with the R20000G router. Promising to cover the same 10,000 square feet that its predecessor,...
03:39 pm EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget Kaspersky exec calls Mac OS 'really vulnerable'
The Macintosh is an impenetrable fortress of malware-free computing, right? In recent years, we've certainly seen that image eroded a bit, thanks to a number of nasty outbreaks. And if you listen to...
03:39 pm EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget Kaspersky exec calls Mac OS 'really vulnerable' (update: clarification from Kaspersky)
The Macintosh is an impenetrable fortress of malware-free computing, right? In recent years, we've certainly seen that image eroded a bit, thanks to a number of nasty outbreaks. And if you listen to...
03:18 pm EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget Buffalo beats others to the 802.11ac WiFi punch, ships 1.3Gbps router and bridge
As intrigued as we were by the Netgear R6300's high-bandwidth chops, it won't be the one to claim the early 802.11ac WiFi crown with a shipping product. That distinction is instead going to a Buffal...
03:01 pm EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win a new iPad, courtesy of puzzle app Triple Entendre!
Finally, a contest where everybody gets something for free! The Van Buren Boys, the folks behind addictive iPhone / iPad puzzle app Triple Entendre, is offering up a sparkling new Apple tablet for y...
02:36 pm EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget Data Killer tuns hard drives into blank slates with the push of a button (video)
Let's say you're embroiled in an international tale of espionage and intrigue, and you've got hard drives filled with incriminating evidence and top secret information. You could dispose of that pot...
02:36 pm EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget Data Killer turns hard drives into blank slates with the push of a button (video)
Let's say you're embroiled in an international tale of espionage and intrigue, and you've got hard drives filled with incriminating evidence and top secret information. You could dispose of that pot...
02:12 pm EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget Intel sets sights on 5nm chip; already gearing up fabs for 14nm production
Ivy Bridge, Intel's first generation of chips to use the 22nm fabrication process, is hardly out of the gate, and yet talk has already turned to the company's next manufacturing technologies. Accord...
01:49 pm EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget You think your Leica's expensive? This one cost $2.8 million (video)
If you've ever baulked at the price of Leica's rebadged Panasonic cameras, then spare a thought (or some change) for the anonymous buyer of this 1923 0-Series snapper. Vienna's WestLicht Photographi...
01:28 pm EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget China builds $3.7 billion, 1,373 mile power cable, how was your afternoon?
The State Grid corporation of China is constructing a power line of capable of transmitting a staggering 37 billion kWh per year. The record-breaking cable stretches from the power rich north easter...
01:11 pm EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III battery tested by GSMArena, lasts as long as your tablet
Samsung made much ado over the Galaxy S III's 2,100mAh battery, but we've been wondering whether or not that power pack was a major perk or just a necessity to offset that hefty Exynos 4 Quad. One o...
12:49 pm EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget MacBook Pro and iMac with next-gen Ivy Bridge processors crop up on benchmarks (update)
Yup, Apples are bound to flow beneath the Ivy Bridge at some point, but how much of a performance boost will they deliver? If you're happy to hold onto a little skepticism, then two unexpected appea...
12:46 pm EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget HD video possible in upcoming Leica compact, bon vivants check trust funds
Full-frame HD video in a brand new compact body, with Leica lenses? It could happen, but if you have to ask why exorbitant Leicas don't already do video then you probably can't afford it. While stil...
12:20 pm EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget NTT DoCoMo expands its instant translation trials to 10 languages and 10,000 users
NTT DoCoMo's high-speed over-the-phone translation service has hit its second wider trial, aiming to test its skills with 10 languages and 10,000 subscribers -- up from 1,000 during its initial test...
12:02 pm EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget ASUS teases mystery product on its Facebook page
What's this? ASUS is teasing a mystery product shrouded in shadows on its Facebook page. From the looks of it, the piano-black hardware is mounted vertically onto a brushed metal cantilevered stand ...
12:02 pm EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget ASUS teases mystery product on its Facebook page (update: it's a 3D Blu-ray writer!)
What's this? ASUS is teasing a mystery product shrouded in shadows on its Facebook page. From the looks of it, the piano-black hardware is mounted vertically onto a brushed metal cantilevered stand ...
11:41 am EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III C-Pen stylus gets leaked with more accessory press shots
Samsung wasn't done with the accessories when it announced a whole stack of 'em alongside the incoming Galaxy S III last week. A few more have now started to appear on pre-order, including, yes, an...
11:15 am EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget Best Buy Mac discounts hint at clearing inventory, Ivy Bridge revamp coming soon?
Cupertino is unsurprisingly tight-of-lip on when it plans to add Ivy Bridge to its desktop and laptop line, but we think that's not far off: we've even seen some benchmarks. Now, in a move that smac...
10:49 am EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget Visualized: Space Shuttle Enterprise disembarks the 747 en-route to its watery retirement home
Two weeks after arriving into JFK on the back of a Boeing 747, the Enterprise has been hoisted from the back of the jet and onto a wheeled transporter. From there, the prototype spacecraft will be t...
10:12 am EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget HTC Desire C spotted enjoying the Portuguese sun
Vodafone Portugal was so excited to hear about HTC's Desire C that it added it to the company's summer brochure -- despite it not being officially announced. The catalog reveals that the low-end han...
09:36 am EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget MacBook Pro and iMac with Ivy Bridge processors crop up on benchmarks
Yup, Apples are bound to flow beneath the Ivy Bridge at some point, but how much of a performance boost will they deliver? If you're happy to hold onto a little skepticism, then two unexpected appea...
09:36 am EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget MacBook Pro and iMac with next-gen Ivy Bridge processors crop up on benchmarks
Yup, Apples are bound to flow beneath the Ivy Bridge at some point, but how much of a performance boost will they deliver? If you're happy to hold onto a little skepticism, then two unexpected appea...
09:03 am EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget Intel caught out using cheap thermal paste in Ivy Bridge?
For all the good stuff it brings, Ivy Bridge has also been running a little hotter than reviewers and overclockers might have liked -- and that's putting it mildly. A few weeks back, Overclockers.ne...
08:02 am EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget Visualized: 121-megapixel satellite photos show Earth in glorious, psychedelic detail (video)
We're starting to think the Russians have an inside track on high-resolution space photos. When Nokia's 41-megapixel photo of Earth's horizon was just a twinkle in the 808 PureView designers' eyes, ...
06:38 am EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget Ample's cute 'Eo' EV is the world's first e-quadrimotorcycle, we hope not the last
While EVs come in all shapes and sizes, one thing seems to remain constant -- a witty electricity pun. This time up its Ample, and its "Eo" e-quadrimotorcycle. A quadri-ma-whatcycle? Basically, a li...
06:38 am EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget Ample's cute 'Eo' EV claims it's the world's first e-quadrimotorcycle, we hope not the last
While EVs come in all shapes and sizes, one thing seems to remain constant -- a witty electricity pun. This time up its Ample, and its "Eo" e-quadrimotorcycle. A quadri-ma-whatcycle? Basically, a li...
04:01 am EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget Lenovo shows off ThinkStation E31 workstation in two different sizes
Don't let that headline fool you: although Lenovo technically just unveiled one product, the ThinkStation E31 workstation, it actually shoehorned two distinct machines into one press release. Behold...
03:44 am EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget How would you change the Kobo Vox?
Kobo is the underdog trying to scrape points while the e-reader heavy hitters of Amazon and B&N duke it out. The Vox was the Canadian outfits response to the Nook and Kindle Fire, but despite a ...
01:47 am EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: self-driving cars, solar parasols and the ultimate DIY Iron Man suit
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. What seems more futuristic: flying cars or self-driving ...
12:34 am EDT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of May 7th, 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 ...
11:28 pm EDT - Sun, May 13, 2012
Engadget PSA: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Galaxy Player 4.2 now available online
Not willing to give up your old dumbphone, but still need something to feed your Android addiction? You're in luck: Samsung's serving up two devices today rocking Google's dessert themed OS, the Gal...
09:30 pm EDT - Sun, May 13, 2012
Engadget Switched On: And smartplayers for all
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. A few weeks ago, Switched On noted the challenges that even wildly popular, highly penetrated devices such as MP3 pl...
07:41 pm EDT - Sun, May 13, 2012
Engadget Acer Liquid Glow hits the FCC, keeps its secrets
Acer's Liquid series phones only occasionally reach the FCC, so it's with some surprise that we've just spotted the still-fresh Liquid Glow getting the US agency's approval under its E330 model name...
05:41 pm EDT - Sun, May 13, 2012
Engadget Seraku's Android mirror lets you reflect on your operating system
Phones, watches, TVs and in-car entertainment. Android has been put to work in many corners of our technological world. Now, it's reached another, less expected one -- mirrors. The Verge spotted its...
04:03 pm EDT - Sun, May 13, 2012
Engadget ATD: Yahoo's CEO Scott Thompson to step down amidst degree scandal
While thousands upon thousands of Americans are celebrating graduation weekend with degree in hand, it looks as if the CEO of one particular internet company will be wondering why he lied about his. ...
04:03 pm EDT - Sun, May 13, 2012
Engadget ATD: Yahoo's CEO Scott Thompson to step down amidst degree scandal (update: confirmed)
While thousands upon thousands of Americans are celebrating graduation weekend with degree in hand, it looks as if the CEO of one particular internet company will be wondering why he lied about his. ...
03:11 pm EDT - Sun, May 13, 2012
Engadget WSJ: LightSquared 'preparing' for bankruptcy protection filing, final decision coming tomorrow
Can't say it's striking us as any sort of surprise, but the seemingly destined-to-fail LightSquared just might be out of options. After getting a high-five from Sprint and plenty of attention for it...
03:07 pm EDT - Sun, May 13, 2012
Engadget Ferrari chairman reveals hybrid Enzo will come this year
We've seen both the fast, and the furious, when it comes to hybrid cars -- but we've yet to see a battery-packing Ferrari roll out of concept, and onto the forecourt. Well, according to Luca di Mont...
02:54 pm EDT - Sun, May 13, 2012
Engadget IRL: Verizon Jetpack MiFi 4620, iHome iC50 and Epson's EH-TW9000 3D projector
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. Just call ...
01:09 pm EDT - Sun, May 13, 2012
Engadget NEC tablet with GSM and HSPA breaks cover at the FCC
Regular readers will know that the FCC is a bit of a virtual whistle-blower, alerting tech-hungry Americans to when new goodies might soon be landing on their shores. Other times it coughs up the od...
10:57 am EDT - Sun, May 13, 2012
Engadget Panasonic racks up a record loss for 2012, looks forward to profits and a partner for OLED TVs
Panasonic's yearly earnings are in and the red ink added up to a record $9.7 billion net loss for 2011. Number one on incoming president Kazuhiro Tsuga's list is turning around the company's TV divi...
08:41 am EDT - Sun, May 13, 2012
Engadget Arduino mechs learn RobotC, plot assimilation with Lego Mindstorms
Arduino boards have smoothed the creation of lots of eccentric thingamajigs, but robotics and controllers are still not for the faint of heart. Luckily, RoboMatter is coming to the rescue of would-b...
06:16 am EDT - Sun, May 13, 2012
Engadget Fry's stocks unlocked Nokia N9, is slightly misinformed about its specs
Sure, Nokia's Lumia 900 and 808 PureView may have garnered much of the spotlight lately, but lest we forgot about its flagship MeeGo handset. If you've been anxiously hoping to somehow score an unlo...
03:59 am EDT - Sun, May 13, 2012
Engadget Adobe changes tune on CS5 updates, won't seek paid CS6 upgrade to patch vulnerabilities
Things have gotten interesting in the world of CS updates. Recently, Computerworld reported that Adobe had informed folks using an older version of its famed Creative Suite -- CS5 and CS5.5, to be e...
02:47 am EDT - Sun, May 13, 2012
Engadget Ask Engadget: best smartphone for the over fifties?
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 Daniel (no relation), who wants to...
12:40 am EDT - Sun, May 13, 2012
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of May 7th, 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, Sprint reassured us with optim...
11:29 pm EDT - Sat, May 12, 2012
Engadget MIPS unveils new Aptiv mobile chip design, vows more speed in a tiny space
MIPS has only had a slight amount of traction in smartphones and tablets given that its best friend is Ainovo. It might get a better footing in an ARM-dominated world with a new range of processors ...
09:25 pm EDT - Sat, May 12, 2012
Engadget Apple's iPad WiFi + 4G renamed 'iPad WiFi + Cellular' across many of its online stores
Remember Apple's new iPad WiFi + 4G? Well, forget that moniker, as this variant of the company's latest slate has been quietly re-dubbed as the iPad WiFi + Cellular. As noticed by 9to5Mac,...
09:25 pm EDT - Sat, May 12, 2012
Engadget Apple's iPad WiFi + 4G renamed 'iPad WiFi + Cellular' across many of its stores
Remember Apple's new iPad WiFi + 4G? Well, forget that moniker, as this variant of the company's latest slate has been quietly re-dubbed as the iPad WiFi + Cellular. As noticed by 9to5Mac,...
07:02 pm EDT - Sat, May 12, 2012
Engadget NVIDIA confirms no 'Project Grey' until 2013, Tegra 3 LTE later this year
While earnings calls are rarely the veritable dial-in party, sometimes they do toss up a juicy gambit or disappointing revelation. While NVIDIA was dishing out projections for Q1 2013, it pretty much...
05:00 pm EDT - Sat, May 12, 2012
Engadget PSA: Dropbox Dropquest begins right now!
Big Dropbox fan are you? Got plans for the weekend? Cancel 'em. Dropquest 2012 begins right now. If you're unfamiliar -- it's the storage company's internet scavenger hunt that involves a series of ...
04:03 pm EDT - Sat, May 12, 2012
Engadget Matsunichi's MarquisPad MP977 tablet tempts us with $249, dual-core Android 4.0
You might remember Le Pan's tablets from CES this year, of which only one was truly ready at the time. The company is now ready to hit the US in earnest, but you'll have to forget the company name a...
02:07 pm EDT - Sat, May 12, 2012
Engadget The Engadget interview: OnStar's Nick Pudar talks smart grids at CTIA 2012 (video)
While visiting the Innovation Showcase at CTIA 2012, we ran into Nick Pudar -- OnStar's VP of Business Development -- who was kind enough to give us a few minutes of his time. We sat in the LTE Skyp...
11:16 am EDT - Sat, May 12, 2012
Engadget Microsoft Research's MirageTable brings some augmented reality to your tabletop
We got a look at a holographic telepresence project from Microsoft Research earlier this week, but that's far from the only Kinect-enhanced rig it's working on these days. This setup dubbed a Mirage...
09:32 am EDT - Sat, May 12, 2012
Engadget Tesla coil gun exists, may shoot lightning
Inspired by the graphic novel "Five Fists of Science" -- and perhaps encouraged by the plucky MIT student who made his own Tesla coil hat and survived -- a DIYer named Rob designed a Tesla coil gun,...
07:37 am EDT - Sat, May 12, 2012
Engadget Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says mobile apps the top focus, we say it's about time
Facebook has been making a lot of promises during a tour to drum up interest in its ever-nearing IPO, but the one gadget-heads have been wanting to hear the most, a commitment to its mobile apps, ha...
05:02 am EDT - Sat, May 12, 2012
Engadget Thunderbolt on Windows gets hands-on, lacks Mac's hot-swapping
Thunderbolt's 10-gigabit interface is only just making its way to Windows after spending more than a year as a Mac-only feature, so it's not surprising that a lot of questions surround how well the ...
03:11 am EDT - Sat, May 12, 2012
Engadget FCC Fridays: May 11, 2012
We here at Engadget tend to spend a lot of way too much time poring over the latest FCC filings, be it on the net or directly on the ol' Federal Communications Commission's site. Since we couldn't p...
01:39 am EDT - Sat, May 12, 2012
Engadget University of California, Riverside runs entire building floor off of 1.1-megawatt green battery
We're used to batteries powering a lot of devices, but the University of California, Riverside is upping that a notch by charging up a whole floor's worth. The school's Winston Chung Global Energy C...
12:23 am EDT - Sat, May 12, 2012
Engadget Panasonic sends 100,000 LEDs down Tokyo river, mates tech with tradition
If you'd been by the shore of the Sumida River in central Tokyo this past weekend, you would have noticed that it was glowing a distinct shade of blue. That's because Panasonic decided to kick off t...
12:23 am EDT - Sat, May 12, 2012
Engadget Panasonic sends 100,000 LEDs down Tokyo river, mates tech with tradition (updated with video!)
If you'd been by the shore of the Sumida River in central Tokyo this past weekend, you would have noticed that it was glowing a distinct shade of blue. That's because Panasonic decided to kick off t...
11:24 pm EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget Audi e-bike Wrthersee lets you pop wheelies eco-style, plays nice with your smartphone
We're no stranger to e-bikes here, but most of the examples we've seen so far have very much been meant for A-to-B rides. Audi's aiming to fix that with its e-bike Wörthersee prototype. The car...
10:42 pm EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget Nokia nabs 808 PureView space shot of this big, blue 41-megapixel marble
We've seen plenty of shots of the Nokia 808 PureView in action, but they've all been hampered by boring old terrestrial bounds. Thankfully, a team attached the handset to a giant balloon for a littl...
10:03 pm EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget HP teases new Envy all-in-one printer, glass and metal dotted all over (video)
We all love teasers, so it's rather swell that HP decided to tease its next Envy-branded all-in-one printer at the Global Influencer Summit in Shanghai -- almost two years after introducing the Envy...
09:42 pm EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and Galaxy Player 4.2 come stateside on May 13th
The last we heard, Samsung's Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 was in pre-order limbo at Office Depot. Now we have official word that the slate will launch at that outlet -- and also at Amazon, Best Buy, Tiger Dire...
09:06 pm EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget HP takes print away from town for seven days, laughs at 'print is dead' claim
With e-books and digital subscription of magazines and newspapers becoming the new hot, many are sending off the message that print is gradually losing or has even already lost to its digital counte...
09:06 pm EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget HP takes print away from town for seven days, laughs at 'print is dead' claim (updated)
With e-books and digital subscription of magazines and newspapers becoming the new hot, many are sending off the message that print is gradually losing or has even already lost to its digital counte...
08:41 pm EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget Pebble ties itself up in Twine: sounds so rustic, couldn't be any less (video)
Take an e-ink smartwatch that's got plenty of willing customers, throw in a WiFi-connected sensor box and well, imagine the possibilities. The founders behind Pebble and Twine hope you are, because ...
08:07 pm EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget Visualized: HP's all-in-one PCs over the years, one from 1983
HP's TouchSmart sub-brand and its other AIOs should be no stranger to many PC advocates, but in case you've never come across one before, the company's laid all of them out on one side of its Global...
07:39 pm EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Show returns Friday, May 18th -- get tickets to the taping!
Why, it seems like only last month that we recorded our last Engadget Show. Time sure flies when you're tech blogging. Thankfully, we've been plenty busy prepping an awesome May episode for your sen...
07:14 pm EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget Nokia confirms intent to bring unlocked Pureview 808 handset to US
Nokia's major focal points within the US market may currently be its Lumia 900 and Windows Phone, but that doesn't mean it's planning to leave its other notable offerings outside of Uncle Sam's bord...
07:14 pm EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget Nokia confirms intent to bring unlocked Pureview 808 handset to US (update)
Nokia's major focal points within the US market may currently be its Lumia 900 and Windows Phone, but that doesn't mean it's planning to leave its other notable offerings outside of Uncle Sam's bord...
07:14 pm EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget Nokia confirms intent to bring unlocked 808 PureView handset to US (update)
Nokia's major focal points within the US market may currently be its Lumia 900 and Windows Phone, but that doesn't mean it's planning to leave its other notable offerings outside of Uncle Sam's bord...
06:47 pm EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget iCloud.com slip-up shows Notes and Reminders, iOS 6 references
Looks like Apple's going to add more than just banner notifications to iCloud.com in the near future: a randomly available beta.icloud.com page has shown Notes and Reminders alongside familiar iClou...
06:19 pm EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget Facebook proposes more transparent privacy policy, wants to know what you think of it
Facebook's had some privacy foibles in the not-so-distant past, and has been working to improve its policies to better inform Facebook users how their info is exploited. Last year, the Irish Data Pro...
05:56 pm EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget Report: Apple dumping Google for own Maps app in iOS 6
Granted, Apple and Google aren't quite the bosom buddies they once were, but how far is Cupertino going to free itself from the Android-maker? Well, Apple's picked up a number of mapmakers and is no...
05:56 pm EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget Report: Apple dumping Google for own Maps app in iOS 6 (update)
Granted, Apple and Google aren't quite the bosom buddies they once were, but how far is Cupertino going to free itself from the Android-maker? Well, Apple's picked up a number of mapmakers and is no...
05:24 pm EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget IBM celebrates the 15th anniversary of Deep Blue beating Garry Kasparov (video)
It's been 15 years since IBM's Deep Blue recorded its famous May 11th 1997 victory over world champion chess player Garry Kasparov -- a landmark in artificial intelligence. Designed by Big Blue as a...
05:01 pm EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win a Sony 40-inch 1080p HDTV, courtesy of NBC Universal!
It's movie time, folks. The bad news is that you have to bring your own popcorn. The good news, on the other hand, is that the feature film and the TV are on us! Thanks to the folks at NBC Universal...
05:01 pm EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win a Sony 40-inch 1080p HDTV, courtesy of The Grey on Blu-ray and DVD
It's movie time, folks. The bad news is that you have to bring your own popcorn. The good news, on the other hand, is that the feature film and the TV are on us! Thanks to the folks at Universal Stu...
04:47 pm EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget Nintendo prepares to kill off Aqua Blue 3DS, dump it in a watery grave
Anyone that bought Nintendo's 3D portable early on may have laid their hands on an endangered species. The original Aqua Blue model will cease production soon, according to Nintendo Japan's official...
04:31 pm EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 lands at UK's Carphone Warehouse
Brits left unaffected by last month's US launch of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 can now get in on the Ice Cream Sandwich action: the silver version of the tablet recently landed at Carphone Warehous...
04:14 pm EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget Artificial Space Shuttle Explorer readies for launch at sea, journey to Houston
Were you asleep at mission control during Endeavor's final flight? Did you forget to look to the New York City skyline for the Enterprise's last adventure? Buck up buttercup, there's still one Space...
04:00 pm EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget CTIA Wireless 2012 wrap-up
Oh, how we will miss New Orleans. It's been a long and busy week in the Big Easy as tens of thousands of calories were sacrificed in the name of bringing you the most comprehensive coverage of CTIA'...
03:39 pm EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget Baidu announces new smartphone partnership, stops short of saying who with
China's search giant Baidu has already got its foot in the mobile platform door, now it plans to wedge it open a little further. Reuters report that the firm will be announcing a new partnership nex...
03:39 pm EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget Baidu announces new smartphone partnership, stops short of saying who with (update: ZTE?)
China's search giant Baidu has already got its foot in the mobile platform door, now it plans to wedge it open a little further. Reuters report that the firm will be announcing a new partnership nex...
03:21 pm EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget SpaceX and Bigelow Aerospace drum up support for the space hotel of the future
SpaceX and Bigelow Aerospace are teaming up to cross-promote their private aerospace tech. The duo are kicking off a tour in Asia to drum up governmental and business support for the Falcon 9 rocket...
02:58 pm EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget Spotify offers up playlist radio stations and more with latest upgrade
For an upgrade with a fairly underwhelming number like 0.8.3 attached, the latest version of the Spotify desktop client brings the goods. First up is much requested the ability to create radio stati...
02:41 pm EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget Redsn0w 0.9.11b1 now allows post-iPad 2 devices to downgrade to an older firmware
Per usual, the Dev-Team whiz-kids have been hard at work trying to make your jailbroken iOS life a tad bit easier. This time around, MuscleNerd & Co. have outed their latest revision of RedSn0w ...
02:19 pm EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget Nintendo to pull the plug on 3D TV service in Japan
If you were still holding out for those 3D-erific videos of cute dogs and sumo wrestlers for your American 3DS via Nintendo's "Itsu no Ma ni Terebi" service, bad news just got badder. In short, it's...
02:00 pm EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget Engadget Podcast 293 - 05.11.2012
Looking for the real dirt behind all the salacious, earth-shaking news from the Cellular Telephone Industries Association's 2012 throwdown? You won't find it here, and that's only because you won't ...
01:39 pm EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus Elite on pre-order at Virgin Mobile; carrier's first NFC phone
Sprint may already count the LG Optimus Elite among its roster of smartphones, but today that handset is finding a second home at Virgin Mobile. The $150 Gingerbread-powered device is now up for pre...
01:39 pm EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus Elite on pre-order at Virgin Mobile; carrier's first NFC phone in the US
Sprint may already count the LG Optimus Elite among its roster of smartphones, but today that handset is finding a second home at Virgin Mobile. The $150 Gingerbread-powered device is now up for pre...
01:18 pm EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget ASUS PadFone's real world battery life: 14.1 hours of 3G browsing in laptop mode
Since the official launch at MWC, ASUS has been mum on how many hours its upcoming PadFone can stay on the treadmill for, but earlier today, we spotted an official promotional video -- which has sin...
01:15 pm EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget Distro Issue 40: the battle for smartphone dominance continues and we go hands-on at CTIA 2012
Having trouble with the barrage of smartphone news in recent weeks? Don't worry, we've got you covered in this Friday's edition of our e-publication. The focus this week is the on-going quest for th...
12:59 pm EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III: Pentile Super AMOLED used 'because it lasts longer'
Nice processor, shame about the Pentile. It's something that several people have been saying about Samsung's new chest-beating flagship. So why didn't it plump for the warmer Super AMOLED Plus found...
12:42 pm EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget NVIDIA reports Q1 earnings: rakes $60.4 million profit on $924.9 million in revenue
What's black and white and red all over? One thing it's probably not is NVIDIA's Q1 2013 earnings report. That's why we're here to dig through the muck and tell you that the company saw both profits ...
12:34 pm EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget Dish Network Remote Access iPad app upgrade brings a new UI, more speed
Sure, it's not as revolutionary as the new automated ad skipping built into its DVRs, but Dish Network has also just revamped its Remote Access iPad app. While other pay-TV providers are proud about...
12:17 pm EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget Nokia Reading opens its pages to select European nations, more to follow
Nokia's not shy when it comes to decorating the Lumia halls with proprietary and partnership apps. The latest addition? That Nokia Reading app we first saw announced at MWC. Owners of Lumia 900, 800...
12:01 pm EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: Neva smart ski poles keep you connected while shredding powder
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject li...
11:36 am EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget Samsung's SHV-E170K, has dual-core Snapdragon, LTE and an inferiority complex
We're sure Samsung isn't playing favorites... but after that rather extravagant product launch just the other week, it seems it's released another phone to market with barely a streamer nor slice of...
11:36 am EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget Samsung's SHV-E170K has dual-core Snapdragon, LTE and an inferiority complex
We're sure Samsung isn't playing favorites... but after that rather extravagant product launch just the other week, it seems it's released another phone to market with barely a streamer nor slice of...
11:28 am EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget LG LS970 superphone rumored: Krait quad-core, 2GB RAM, LTE and 13MP camera
Not to be outdone by its Korean rival, LG's reportedly preparing a potent new phone with some of Qualcomm's latest SoC hardware. According to BriefMobile's leak, it'll pack an LTE-friendly MDM9615 a...
11:15 am EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget USPS goes postal on lithium ion batteries, refuses to ship smartphones overseas
The USPS has announced that it'll refuse to ship any gear containing lithium ion batteries overseas. The postal service believes combusting power packs have caused two fatal cargo plane crashes sinc...
10:59 am EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget Facebook testing 'highlight' feature, lets users pay $2 to promote their status updates
Finding ways to throw money at Mark Zuckerberg is notoriously difficult, but a new 'highlight' feature could be just the trick. Currently being tested with a small population of users, it allows an ...
10:42 am EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget Total Recall 'Mind-Bending' Blu-ray remembers a better looking video transfer July 31st
After a disappointing initial go-round on Blu-ray back in '06 due to poor picture quality (which was improved upon slightly in a later Studiocanal release overseas), the 1990 version of Total Recall...
10:11 am EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget Samsung Omnia M revealed for Europe: 4-inch Super AMOLED and some software extras
More new Windows Phones, this time for the old continent. Instead of the Focus 2, Samsung announced that the Omnia M will take its place in Europe and it's looking an awful lot like its predecessor ...
09:32 am EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget Simple firmware updater for Raspberry Pi released, won't speed up your order
Getting hung up by having to constantly reinstall the firmware while working with your Raspberry Pi? So was developer Hexxeh (of ChromiumOS fame) who apparently got fed up enough to write his own to...
09:04 am EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget NHK shrinks its 8K Super Hi-Vision-ready camcorder to the size of HD cameras
We may still be years away from watching the sweet, sweet 33MP resolution video promised by Super Hi-Vision in our own homes, but over in Japan, NHK engineers are slowly working out the various kink...
08:44 am EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget E-Onkyo music service becomes first to offer Dolby TrueHD 5.1 audio
Looking for something a little more than your average online music store has to offer? Then you may soon want to give Onkyo's somewhat niche e-onkyo service some consideration. It's set to be the fi...
08:22 am EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget Teehan+Lax's 'Do We Have Milk?' answers the burning question with your Android phone, custom jugs (video)
Let's face it: whether or not there's enough good milk to drink has been an ongoing problem among the technology set, which is why we're surprised that we're only now seeing true smartphone-milk int...
07:52 am EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget Adobe Creative Cloud rolls out today: storage, syncing and web apps from $50 per month
Already upgraded to CS6? Then maybe Adobe can entice you to take the "radical" next step of signing up to its subscription-based cloud service, which starts today in 36 countries priced at $50 per m...
07:52 am EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget Adobe Creative Cloud rolls out today: CS6 applications, storage and syncing from $50 per month
If you haven't already upgraded to CS6, then maybe Adobe can entice you to take the "radical" next step of signing up to its cloud service, which starts today in 36 countries priced at $50 per month...
07:32 am EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget Brammo Empulse and Empulse R finally unveiled: 100-mph speeds and raised prices
Brammo has suffered some major setbacks in getting its latest Empulse electric motorcycle to market, but the company has stuck to its revised launch date: it unveiled the 2013 model last night. The ...
06:51 am EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget 'Hundreds' of Cablevision iO TV on-demand rentals now last 48 hours, procrastinators rejoice
Last we heard from Cablevision, it was bringing its Optimum Online live TV streaming to Windows and Macs. Shifting directions to its more "traditional" cable offerings, the company now has good news ...
06:05 am EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget FreedomPop Sleeve wants to spread 'free' WiMAX love in the form of a $99 iPhone case
Life, Liberty and the pursuit of free WiMAX? According to FreedomPop, yeah, that seems to be the deal. The outfit, started by one of Skype's co-founders, is peddling $99 WiMAX-equipped iPhone cases ...
05:13 am EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget New shear touch technology lets you skip a double-tap, push your device around (video)
Most every touchscreen in the market today can only register your finger input as coordinates; that's fine for most uses, but it leads to a lot of double-taps and occasionally convoluted gestures. ...
04:17 am EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget FCC Fridays: May 11, 2012
We here at Engadget tend to spend a lot of way too much time poring over the latest FCC filings, be it on the net or directly on the ol' Federal Communications Commission's site. Since we couldn't p...
04:06 am EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget Isis bolsters its mobile wallet with American Express cards
The carrier-backed Isis mobile payment service added a batch of new financial partners earlier this year, and it's now back with another fairly big addition. The venture announced today that it has ...
03:32 am EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget J&W announces M001 Cedar Trail nettop, to keep desks and ears happy
If you like your computing to be neither seen, nor heard (or less seen and less heard), J&W has announced another bantam slab of nettop for your consideration. On the inside there's a choice of ...
03:08 am EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget Europe votes to cap data roaming prices, will make it cheaper to tweet from Ibiza
European Union countries already had a data roaming cutoff law in place to prevent bill shock after your next Balearic vacation, but the price of the data in question should get much cheaper very so...
02:31 am EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget RIM continues its fuel cell streak, applies for two more patents
Looks like RIM is more interested in fuel cell technology than we thought: the BlackBerry maker has just applied for two closely related patents for including a fuel cell in an electronic device, on...
01:43 am EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget iOS 5.1 untethered jailbreak gets a video demo, not yet ready to meet the public
Moving along a similar path to his previous untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0, hacker pod2g has followed up announcements of an untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 4 and iPad 3 running iOS 5.1 with a...
01:28 am EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget Sir, yes, sir: BlackBerry 7 smartphones get DoD approval
Listen up, maggots. Fresh off all the recent hoopla surrounding BlackBerry 10, Research In Motion announced that the U.S. Department of Defense has approved the use of six BlackBerry models on its n...
12:57 am EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget The Engadget interview: Nokia VP of Developer Relations Richard Kerris at CTIA 2012 (video)
This week at CTIA in beautiful New Orleans, we were lucky enough to spend some time with Richard Kerris, VP of Developer Relations at Nokia. Obviously, there's bit of a chicken and egg situation whe...
12:29 am EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget CHKDSK is changing how it works (step 1 of 1) 56 percent completed...
PC users of a certain age will be all too familiar with defragging and disk checking, normally as a last-ditch attempt to reinvigorate a flagging or faulty system. Fast-forward to 2012, and Microsof...
12:08 am EDT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Engadget Panasonic outs Let's Note B11 laptop series in Japan, Ivy Bridge in tow
Okay, it may not be one of the sleekest laptops we've seen of late, but Panasonic's B11 is packing a hefty amount of horsepower underneath that beastly shell to make you forget its looks. This Let's...
11:46 pm EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget Motorola files patent application for anti-smear display tech
Motorola's applied to patent a new display layer that aims to prevent all those smudges that inevitably accrue on our finger-friendly devices. A modern-day touchscreen problem for prim-and-proper ty...
11:27 pm EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget Spectrum Interactive brings WiFi hotspots to London's phone boxes
London's red telephone boxes are iconic, sure, but just how relevant can they be in this century? Spectrum Interactive has a solution that both ensures their preservation and provides customers in s...
11:05 pm EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget Apple TV 5.0.1 update rolls out, brings HD iTunes previews and a few fixes
Second and third generation Apple TV boxes have a new software update to keep an eye out for, and now that the changelog has been posted for 5.0.1 we can see what it brings. According to this screen...
10:40 pm EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget NIST researchers store two images in a cloud of gas, open new possibilities for quantum memory
Physicists have already been able to store a single image in a cloud of rubidium gas, but researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Maryland have now made a new breakthr...
10:29 pm EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget Leica teases our wallets with $50,000 Edition Herms M9-P, $1,000 scarf sold separately
If you've ever wondered if designer names alone can send a product's price tag through the roof, this should suffice as confirmation. Hermès, the Parisian fashion giant best known for its pro...
10:03 pm EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget Pebble smartwatch sells out initial supplies, enters Kickstarter hall of fame with $10m raised
It looks like adding Bluetooth 4.0 was just the trick for taking the Pebble smartwatch over the edge -- and by over the edge, we mean to an insane level of Kickstarter success. The watch not only cr...
09:47 pm EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget iPhone was Japan's best-selling smartphone in 2011, Android more than comfy as well
It's deemed likely that Apple had the top-selling cellphone in Japan this past fall, but how did it do in all of 2011? Quite well, if you go by MMRI's estimates. The iPhone had 30 percent (almost 7....
09:34 pm EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget Jersey Shore getting Verizon LTE on May 17th...
...just in time for photos of Snooki's kid to be whisked around the world at 4G speeds. (P.S. - Northern Vermont, Long Island, Cape Cod, Delaware beach communities and the gorgeous Outer Banks of No...
09:19 pm EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget Leica boosts compact portfolio with V-Lux 40 point-and-shoot, APS-C-equipped X2
Leica has built a name for itself in the compact market over the years with a handful of Panasonic rebrands -- these Lumix models come equipped with a matte black housing, Leica lens and that famous...
09:03 pm EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget Intel knocks ARM's legacy app dilemma in Windows 8, says it has a 'big uphill fight' ahead
Intel has typically kept its cool in responding to Windows 8 on ARM, but that war of words (and chips) just got a little more heated at an investor meeting. CEO Paul Otellini saw his more mobile-ori...
08:46 pm EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget New DVD anti-piracy warning now packs double the nag
Starting this week, you'll find any newly-minted DVDs and Blu-ray discs will now include a similarly fresh anti-piracy message. Homeland Security's special agent badge now partners up with the FBI's...
08:30 pm EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Podcast, live at 5:00PM ET!
Tim's back in town -- the studio, on the other hand, is a different story. We'll be broadcasting from...somewhere this week. Find out at 5PM ET!Continue reading The Engadget Podcast, live at 5:00PM ...
08:18 pm EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget Dark horse set to ride into space race, strapped to world's largest rocket booster
Alliant Techsystems (ATK) may not be on top of your betting card, but it has plenty of shuttle motor pedigree. To compete with the likes of SpaceX, Astrium and others, it's putting that technical sa...
08:18 pm EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget Dark horse set to ride into space race, strapped to world's largest solid rocket booster
Alliant Techsystems (ATK) may not be on top of your betting card, but it has plenty of shuttle motor pedigree. To compete with the likes of SpaceX, Astrium and others, it's putting that technical sa...
07:59 pm EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget Leica M Monochrom captures exclusively in black and white, costs far more than your color-abled shooter
Wildly colorful photos got you down? There's an 18-megapixel full-frame sensor for that. The Leica M Monochom may seem an unlikely proposition, with its monochrome-only sensor and $8,000 price tag (...
07:41 pm EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget HP t410 AIO Smart Zero Client does single-wire Power over Ethernet, no power cord required
Now, we don't normally cover this sort of networking equipment, but we were quite impressed by HP's new t410 All-in-One Smart Zero Client after we spoke to its proud product manager Walt Jurek. Firs...
07:20 pm EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget Rumored FTC probe could delay Facebook Instagram deal, Toaster filter will have to wait
If you were hoping that Facebook's buyout of Instagram would wrap up quickly and let you directly integrate your heavily filtered photos into Timeline, you might be disappointed. Citing the ever-pre...
07:10 pm EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget CTIA 2012: a look back at our favorite devices
CTIA 2012 is wrapping up and we thought we'd spend a few minutes reminiscing about some of the more interesting devices we had a chance to see for the first time or that were launched here. Unfortun...
07:00 pm EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III up for pre-order in the UK from Vodafone, O2 and Three
We knew it was coming, but in case you had any doubts, you'll be glad to know Vodafone, Three and O2 have opened up the pre-order doors to those looking to grab the newest Galaxy on the block. As we...
06:46 pm EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget Live from President Bill Clinton's CTIA keynote
It's the final day of CTIA Wireless 2012, and time for the week's big event. Will it be a new super phone? An epic new high-speed 4G network? The resurrection of webOS? Nope. The big get of the week...
06:36 pm EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget Harry Potter e-book loaners coming to your Kindle, if you're Primed
Amazon will never run out of copies of Harry Potter e-books from its Lending Library. Thanks to a new agreement with Pottermore, on June 19th the entire seven-book collection will be among the 140,0...
06:25 pm EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget Bing gets big remake with Snapshot, social sidebar, dig at Google (video)
Microsoft's determination to ratchet up the search engine wars just got clearer with a major rethink of Bing that includes a few potshots at Google. While the search results themselves are still pro...
06:17 pm EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget Konka W900 hands-on
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, consider Konka the number one practitioner of that "craft." The company, (in)famous for its OEM-copycatting ways, has set up a booth here at CTIA 201...
06:15 pm EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget Nintendo DSi drops to $100, DSi XL drops to $130 on May 20th
Three-dimensional gaming not your thing? Then Nintendo's latest price drop might just grab you. It's cast an eye over the rest of its portable gaming family and decided to cut the cost on both the D...
05:54 pm EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget NEC's 13.3-inch LaVie Z Ultrabook weighs just 2.2 pounds, brings lithium-magnesium into your life
Just in case you thought NEC was done with its PC updates this week, the Japanese PC builder has thrown its hat into the Ultrabook ring with a unique contribution of its own. The LaVie Z has a 13.3-...
05:33 pm EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget HTC Car StereoClip hands-on
Looking for something nice to take home alongside your shiny (oh, so shiny) new HTC EVO 4G LTE? How about the Car StereoClip? When the latest EVO hits shelves on May 18th, it'll launch with this Blu...
05:22 pm EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget iCache Geode digital wallet hands-on (video)
The iCache Geode was easily the most impressive use of technology that we saw during CTIA 2012. It's the epitome of how a fantastic tech idea can be translated to real world use in a very classy and...
05:00 pm EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget HTC EVO 4G LTE for Sprint review
HTC EVO 4G LTE preview HTC One X for AT&T review HTC One S for T-Mobile review HTC is on a roll in the US, first releasing the One S for T-Mobile and the One X for AT&T. Now, with t...
04:51 pm EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget Blue Droid RAZR heading to Verizon on May 17th, Ice Cream Sandwich nowhere to be found
Blue your favorite color? Have a thing for 7.1mm thin slabs? Then today's your lucky day. Verizon just announced an azure flavor of its exquisite Droid RAZR is set to hit its physical and virtual sh...
04:30 pm EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget Editorial: Facebook's my digital scrapbook first, social network second
I never wanted to join Facebook. I never wanted to join anything online, really. I was coerced into creating a Xanga at some point, and eventually -- when Facebook opened up to NC State email addres...
04:02 pm EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget TiVo Premiere XL4 review
With the recent spring TiVo Premiere update we figured it was as good of a time as any to spend some quality time with the newly-renamed TiVo Premiere XL4. The highest model in the TiVo line, the XL...
04:01 pm EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget TiVo Spring update brings new Netflix and YouTube experience
As promised at CES earlier this year, TiVo has released its Spring update with the anticipated new Netflix and YouTube apps, as well as porting parental control options to the Premiere's HD user int...
03:47 pm EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget Does Samsung's point-and-shoot departure mark an industry-wide shift to mobile?
Samsung shuns point-and-shoot cameras, switches factory to pricier mirrorless types Samsung Galaxy S III focuses on photography sharing features, not cutting-edge optics Samsung considering A...
03:29 pm EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget Apple to pitch in on costs for improving Foxconn factory conditions
Apple and Foxconn had already promised to improve working conditions at mainland Chinese factories, and Foxconn CEO Terry Gou has just revealed that the cooperation will be about more than just tigh...
03:15 pm EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget Dish Network adds 'Auto Hop' commercial skipping feature to its Hopper DVRs
One of the main features when Dish Network unveiled its Hopper and Joey multiroom DVRs at CES was PrimeTime Anytime, a setting that archives three hours of network programming, every night on the fo...
02:57 pm EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget HTC One X camera discovered to have remote shutter functionality with BT headsets
Here's something fun for HTC One X owners with a knack for Instagram photography. Recently discovered by ePrice on YouTube, the phone apparently features a remote shutter for its camera that's activ...
02:31 pm EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget Samsung's $1,500, 17-inch Series 7 Chronos arrives, UPS employees check their spine insurance
Samsung's outed its massive 17-inch Series 7 Chronos desktop-killing laptop. The portable behemoth arrives packing a 2.6GHz Core i7 Ivy Bridge CPU, 8GB of RAM and NVIDIA's GeForce GT650M with a furt...
02:00 pm EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget Sprint Galaxy Nexus review
Third time's a charm... Three's a crowd... She's once, twice, three times a lady Nexus... Three's a magic number... Good things come in threes... or is that sneezes? Okay, so maybe there isn't anyth...
01:50 pm EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 review round-up: 'just get here if you can'
While the world still waits for the GTX 680 to reach Newegg, NVIDIA has pushed ahead with the next card down in its stack: the $399 GTX 670. This more affordable option keeps most of the main Kepler...
01:46 pm EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget Samsung's big-chinned SPH-L300 gets papped by Mr Blurrycam
Keep it under your hat, but Samsung's reportedly got a Sprint-exclusive handset in the works. If the images are to be believed, the SPH-L300 draws design cues from the chinny HTC Legend and packs NF...
01:31 pm EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget Autodesk launches 123D Catch for iPad, lets you turn pics into 3D models
Autodesk's had its 123D Catch iPad application in the works for quite some time now, but starting today, you'll finally be able to use that Cupertino slate to turn those beautiful snaps into three-d...
01:16 pm EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget NDS' Surfaces turns your wall into a TV, or a TV into a wall... one of those two
Remember the wall that was also a television in Total Recall? That's the inspiration behind Surfaces -- a concept device produced by British cable mavens NDS. Abandoning the idea of a single screen,...
01:00 pm EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget NVIDIA outs GeForce GTX 670 GPU: it's Kepler without the mortgage
This'll be old news for some lucky folks, but NVIDIA has just unveiled the GeForce GTX 670 graphics card. It aims to bring Kepler to gamers who don't have off-shore bank accounts, with a price tag o...
12:46 pm EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: Etcher, the fully functional Etch A Sketch iPad case
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject li...
12:28 pm EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget Mozilla calls Windows RT a return to the 'digital dark ages' for limiting browser choice, Google nods in agreement
Mozilla is waving red flags about Microsoft's forthcoming Windows RT (the variety designed to run on ARM processors). It's claiming that only the Internet Explorer browser will run under the much mo...
12:11 pm EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget Samsung shuns point-and-shoot cameras, switches factory to pricier mirrorless types
Samsung's main camera plant in China is being converted to produce high-end mirrorless cameras instead of cheaper compacts. That's a steel-and-concrete sign that the manufacturer is trying to boost ...
11:58 am EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget iPod owners notified of RealNetworks lawsuit's class action status, given chance to cash in
Remember RealNetworks' 2005 lawsuit over Apple's effort to keep Harmony DRM off of the iPod, calling the countermeasures an abuse that locked customers into Apple's FairPlay copy protection and the ...
11:58 am EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget iPod owners notified of RealNetworks-related lawsuit's class action status, given chance to cash in (updated: not Real)
Remember the 2005 lawsuit over Apple's effort to keep RealNetworks' Harmony DRM off of the iPod, calling the countermeasures an abuse that locked customers into Apple's FairPlay copy protection and ...
11:32 am EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget Navy looks into UV cloak for stealth aircraft
The Navy's invested good money in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, which obscures radar waves and redirects engine heat to evade recognition by infrared sensors. But that stealth flier is still vulner...
11:02 am EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget Fujitsu outs new Lifebook laptops and an Ivy Bridge-packing Ultrabook
Fujitsu started announcing its new summer lineup yesterday, unveiling two new Lifebook LH series laptops with Ivy Bridge under the hood. The company is back today with more Intel third-gen goodness ...
10:41 am EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget Nuance takes credit for voice features inside Samsung's 2012 Smart TV lineup
Back at this year's eventful CES, Nuance announced it was launching a platform to bring voice recognition services to connected TVs, among other devices. Now, just a few months later, the communicat...
10:21 am EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget Nokia loses UK appeal against IPCom's pointless patent posturing
Nokia has had its appeal dismissed in the UK High Court in its Europe-wide patent battle against IPCom. The court found that the handset maker had infringed the German firm's 3G patent, but only on ...
09:54 am EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget Scientists bend gamma rays, could neuter radioactive waste
Bending most light is easy; bending it in gamma ray form, however, has often been deemed impossible given how hard it is for electrons to react to the extreme frequencies. University of Munich scien...
09:36 am EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget PSA: Nokia Lumia 900 available from Phones4U in the UK from today!
Remember when Nokia said that overwhelming demand had postponed the UK launch of the Lumia 900? Forget it, Phones4U let us know that it received an early shipment of the Finnish flagship and will of...
09:17 am EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget Meg Whitman: HP's engineering is very much still alive, aims to be cloud computing leader
HP sure knows how to wrap up a party -- by letting its CEO make a surprise appearance right at the end of the show. Joining Todd Bradley on the stage, Meg Whitman reassured the audience with her com...
08:53 am EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget Nokia swings Mail for Exchange to Series 40 dumphones: now in beta labs for testing (video)
Nokia isn't just shaking up your browser on your humble Series 40 phone. This time, those cheap little bundles of communication goodness are preparing to get mail for Exchange, with the feature now ...
08:53 am EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget Nokia swings Mail for Exchange to Series 40 dumbphones: now in beta labs for testing (video)
Nokia isn't just shaking up your browser on your humble Series 40 phone. This time, those cheap little bundles of communication goodness are preparing to get mail for Exchange, with the feature now ...
08:30 am EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget Netflix and Twentieth Century Fox ink deal to bring additional Instant content to Latin America, Brazil
Twentieth Century Fox and Netflix have announced a partnership that will bring additional television and movie content to avid streamers living in Latin America and Brazil later this year. Beginning...
08:01 am EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy Note Ice Cream Sandwich update rolling out now!
Phablet fans, the moment you've been waiting for is here: Samsung's begun rolling out that creamy Ice Cream Sandwich goodness to your 5-inch handhelds. Developing...Samsung's Galaxy Note Ice Cream S...
08:01 am EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note Ice Cream Sandwich update begins rolling out now!
Samsung has begun quietly rolling out the long-desired Android 4.0 update for the Galaxy Note. When it arrives, it'll add the latest edition of Google's OS and the "Premium Suite" full of stylus S-p...
07:47 am EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget ASUS Zenbook UX32VD unveiled, packs discrete graphics to flaunt that 1080p screen
New high-resolution Zenbooks are on their way, but ASUS has now revealed another addition that's packing its own discrete graphics. Like its recently unveiled siblings, the Zenbook UX32VD still pack...
07:02 am EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget Sony's final 2011 report shows a record net loss, optimism for 2012
After a slew of bad news and drastically restated projections, Sony has reported the numbers for its full 2011 financial year and as expected, they're not good. The company experienced a record net ...
06:46 am EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile reports customer growth for Q1 2012, tries not to think about Q4 2011
T-Mobile USA took a bit of a hit back in Q4, following its failed merger with Ma Bell, but things are looking up for the magenta network. It still took a 2.8 percent hit in terms of raw revenues, ta...
05:19 am EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget Samsung shows off production 55-inch OLED HDTVs at the 2012 World's Fair
We got an eyeful of Samsung's stunning 55-inch OLED HDTV prototypes earlier this year at CES, but now Samsung is surprising the world by showing off its first mass produced ES9500 models at the Worl...
04:59 am EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget Fujifilm FinePix XP170 rugged camera pays a visit to the FCC, leaves raincoat behind
It was only a matter of time before Fujifilm's latest ruggedized shooter, the FinePix XP170, made a quick stop by the FCC offices and, well, it's about that time. The filings don't reveal many detai...
04:31 am EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget Toshiba's 55XS5 brings quad HD without the glasses-free 3D tech to Japan in June
While we're still waiting for Toshiba to deliver its top of the line 55X3 HDTV with 4K resolution and glasses-free 3D technology here in the US, it just announced a step-down model in Japan. The Reg...
04:02 am EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget TiVo Premiere XL4 review
With the recent spring TiVo Premiere update we figured it was as good of a time as any to spend some quality time with the newly-renamed TiVo Premiere XL4. The highest model in the TiVo line, the XL...
04:01 am EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget TiVo Spring update brings new Netflix and YouTube experience
As promised at CES earlier this year, TiVo has released its Spring update with the anticipated new Netflix and YouTube apps, as well as porting parental control options to the Premiere's HD user int...
03:23 am EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget UK gets official Top 100 music streaming chart next week, Billboard seen crying in the corner
Used to be, musicians were judged (commercially speaking, of course) by how much radio play they got and how many albums and singles they sold. The UK's answer to Billboard, the Official Charts Compa...
02:47 am EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget Sony's barebones $299 Call of Duty: MW3 and 320GB PS3 bundle hits the streets May 25th
Right on schedule, Sony and Activision have teamed up again for this "Limited Edition" Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 bundle that's due to ship May 25th. Unfortunately, once you've opened the box th...
02:12 am EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget HTC chief Peter Chou to run Olympic torch relay, invade hostile territory
The Summer Olympics in London are quickly turning into mobile-themed games: along with Samsung's official role in handling mobile payments, HTC is now stepping up with its own, if modest, contributi...
01:27 am EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget Microsoft gives Windows 8 developers a head start on Windows Store app submissions
If you've been jonesing to get your app into the Windows Store and don't want to compete for attention with the developing masses when Windows 8 ships, Microsoft might just have your ticket to the f...
12:40 am EDT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Engadget First sample shots with HTC's EVO 4G LTE for Sprint
What better way to see what a smartphone camera is made of than taking a tour of the best of what New Orleans has to offer? We were given the opportunity to take the forthcoming HTC EVO 4G LTE on a ...
11:53 pm EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Nikon D800 review roundup: significant upgrades to an already top-notch DSLR
Three years is quite a long time for any one gadget to complete its product cycle -- even a high-end DSLR. The D700 remained on its flagship DSLR perch since its launch in the summer of 2008, all th...
11:14 pm EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget HTC reckons it's business time, includes requisite 'pro' suffix
When established enterprise competition is currently hurting, now's the time to strike. At least, that appears to be HTC's thinking, which has refreshed its HTCpro site that encompasses the manufact...
10:40 pm EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Tesla publishes Model S efficiency and range stats, expects 350 highway miles per charge
We've spent our fair share of time behind the dash of Tesla's gorgeous Model S, though there hasn't been an opportunity to push the all-electric vehicle to its limits on the fuel battery front. The ...
10:27 pm EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget CloudOn brings its Office to Android tablets, adds support for Google Drive (video)
Indirectly or not, the other guys seem to enjoy their time spent with CloudOn's unorthodox delivery of Microsoft Office. Fortunately for you, the service just announced it's now available to the And...
10:14 pm EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Facebook starts App Center beta, readies itself for paid web apps
Facebook is no stranger to letting members use real money in web apps, but only for in-app purchases. Its new App Center on the web and in mobile versions will let you buy web apps that have an up-f...
09:59 pm EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Samsung's SGH-i667 'Mandel' Windows Phone: surprise, it's the Focus 2
Mystery, solved. That SGH-i667 'Mandel' Windows Phone that cropped up earlier in the month (and is shown above on the left)? Word on the street at that point was that it had been nixed from AT&T...
09:43 pm EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Microsoft joins Hybrid Memory Cube Consortium to develop new DRAM standard
Intel unveiled its Hybrid Memory Cube at IDF late last year, and the company hasn't wasted time moving forward with this new DRAM architecture; it even created an alliance dedicated to standardizing...
09:31 pm EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Braven Six Series hands-on
Remember those Braven speakers from a few weeks back? Well, guess what, the trio made an appearance here at CTIA and we finally got to put our shaky, caffeine-fueled hands on them. The Six Series of...
09:24 pm EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget CineSkates go mini, still harnessing the power of smooth
You remember CineSkates, right? They're the camera tripod that looks like a Gorillapod that's just discovered the miracle of rollerblading. It's got a little sibling now -- the miniSkates Video Doll...
09:06 pm EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget GE's 27-watt LED replacement for 100-watt incandescent bulbs set to light up our lives next year
As if you didn't already have enough reason to be pumped for this week's Lightfair trade show in Vegas -- GE is talking up its new 27-watt Energy Smart LED bulb that can product enough power (1,600-...
08:51 pm EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Samsung snaps up mSpot, teases a boost to media cloud efforts
Talk of a Samsung cloud service might not have panned out at the Galaxy S III event, but that doesn't mean the Korean electronics giant isn't interested in the space. Samsung has just acquired mSpot...
08:45 pm EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Join us live for Bill Clinton's CTIA keynote tomorrow at 3PM ET
Well, we kicked off the week with the current king of regulation, now we end the event with a keynote from a former regulatory king maker. President Bill Clinton will be taking the stage tomorrow af...
08:43 pm EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Rhode & Schwarz anechoic test chamber waves-on
We're oft treated to fantastic news by the FCC while devices are tested in its immense labyrinth of labs but what we've not seen much of is the type of equipment contained within them. While the sma...
08:26 pm EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Google+ for iPhone gets big visual makeover in 2.0 update
Users of the Google+ iPhone app have sometimes complained that their version isn't given the same love as that for Android users. The TLC level just got a boost today, as a Google+ 2.0 upd...
08:24 pm EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Apple releases OS X 10.7.4, FileVault bug gets addressed
Hey, Mac users: are you ready for an update? Because Apple is dropping its latest OS version on your heads. 10.7.4 just hit, and it brings with it a number of small fixes to help improve things like...
08:14 pm EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Alcatel OneTouch 995 hands-on
Alcatel's OneTouch 995 first graced our pages back in November, which promised pumped-up specs and a departure from the company's traditional low-end lineup. We've now managed to lay our hands upon ...
08:02 pm EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Google Maps for Android takes you inside with improved walking directions
All right, so Google Maps has gotten you safely to your destination. Now what?! Don't panic -- the company is rolling out indoor walking directions for the app's latest Android release. Version 6.7 ...
07:31 pm EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget PayPal and Softbank announce new joint venture in Japan, mobile app
PayPal has joined forces with Softbank to bring its mobile payment system/digital wallet to Japan. PayPal Here uses an encrypted card reader -- like its BFF Square, and more recently, VeriFone -- t...
07:09 pm EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget AT&T cancels plans to release Samsung Skyrocket HD, likely setting sights on Galaxy S III
Remember the Samsung Skyrocket HD for AT&T? Great, now forget it. According to Sammy, the largest GSM carrier has decided to forego the mysteriously absent device, announced all the way back at ...
07:07 pm EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Unnecto Quattro hands-on (video)
It's Italian for the number four and also the name of a certain German auto, but Unnecto's latest device bearing that very moniker has little to do with either. In fact, the star feature of this low...
06:51 pm EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 137 - 05.09.2012
A six-person Engadget Mobile Podcast that clocks in under two hours? You know something's up. We'll give you a hint: it's four-letter acronym that rhymes with "sepia" and tastes great with a healthy...
06:30 pm EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Pioneer touts world's first car GPS with augmented reality HUD (video)
We've seen augmented reality, and GPS with augmented reality, but we haven't seen the two combined at the front of a car's windshield. A pair of Cyber Navi rigs from Pioneer promise to change all th...
06:16 pm EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Afghan photographers eschew electronics for wooden camera portraits (video)
If retro-style snaps are worth a billion dollars à la Instagram, what does that say about the value of real prints taken with pre-WWII gear? Reminding us that early cameras were photochemical...
05:59 pm EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget BBC Sport app brings Olympics and more to Sony Bravia TVs, PlayStation 3 and Blu-ray players
While Sony was busy launching its HX8 TVs over in the UK, it let slip another nugget of televisual goodness. That extra BBC Sport coverage that's planned for summer, and available as a TiVo app, wil...
05:44 pm EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Telefnica launches Tu Me app: brings free VoIP calling and messaging to the iPhone
We don't understand exactly what European big-hitter Telefónica is set to gain from its new app. Free VoIP calls and messaging doesn't sound like a massive money-spinner for a company that st...
05:44 pm EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget AT&T's Glenn Lurie sees the end of WiFi-only tablets
AT&T's Glenn Lurie believes that WiFi-only tablets won't be around for long as the cost of cellular modems falls. Talking at CTIA Wireless, the "emerging devices" honcho thinks that the low ($30)...
05:24 pm EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget AT&T's Glenn Lurie sees the end of WiFi-only tablets
AT&T's Glenn Lurie believes that WiFi-only tablets won't be around for long as the cost of cellular modems falls. Talking at CTIA Wireless, the "emerging devices" honcho thinks that the low ($30)...
05:24 pm EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Telefnica launches Tu Me app: brings free VoIP calling and messaging to the iPhone
We don't understand exactly what European big-hitter Telefónica is set to gain from its new app. Free VoIP calls and messaging doesn't sound like a massive money-spinner for a company that st...
05:01 pm EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Wolfenstein 3D celebrates 20 years of machine guns and flag-obscured passages with free web version
To commemorate the big two-oh years since its release, Bethesda has offered up the full Wolfenstein 3D experience to play for free in your web browser. Not only that, you'll also be able to play the...
04:44 pm EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget HP's most popular laptop screen sizes: 15-inch in the US, 14-inch in China
Here's another interesting tidbit from today's HP event in Shanghai: according to Kevin Frost, Vice President and General Manager of Consumer Notebooks Business Unit, 15-inch is currently the most p...
04:22 pm EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Rovio marks one billion downloads, untold pig casualties across Angry Birds games
Yeah, yeah, we all knew that Rovio was doing gangbusters with Angry Birds series, but here's a little number to put it all into perspective: one billion. That's how many times the slingshotting bird...
04:22 pm EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Sprint confirms Direct Connect Now, will offer Push-to-Talk services via smartphone app
Sprint's been rather quiet at this year's CTIA Wireless in New Orleans, but that doesn't mean it hasn't been sitting around without making any sort of noise. This morning, the Now Network let the ca...
04:17 pm EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Sprint confirms Direct Connect Now, will offer Push-to-Talk services via smartphone app
Sprint's been rather quiet at this year's CTIA Wireless in New Orleans, but that doesn't mean it hasn't been sitting around without making any sort of noise. This morning, the Now Network let the ca...
04:17 pm EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Rovio marks one billion downloads, untold pig casualties across Angry Birds games
Yeah, yeah, we all knew that Rovio was doing gangbusters with Angry Birds series, but here's a little number to put it all into perspective: one billion. That's how many times the slingshotting bird...
04:09 pm EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget AT&T's HTC One X gets rooted, catches up with the global gang
No sooner did the international variant of the One X reveal its source code, now the AT&T version has landed itself an unofficial root. Better still, the folks over at xda-developers have alread...
03:42 pm EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: Playsurface open-source multitouch computing table
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject li...
03:17 pm EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Sprint Tri-Fi hotspot boasts LTE, WiMAX and 3G connectivity, set to ship on May 18th
If you've been on the hunt for Sprint LTE devices that won't yet function on the carrier's latest 4G network (that, ahem, isn't even scheduled to go live until this summer), May 18th seems to be the...
03:00 pm EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Pogoplug Team lets businesses tap into their own 'personal clouds' for $15 a year per user
Last we heard from Pogoplug, it unleashed its Series 4 hardware (its current device for making any of your drives network accessible). Today, the company, known for its pursuit to make the cloud mor...
02:47 pm EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Lenovo recalls 188,000 ThinkCentres, perilous power packs to blame
Lenovo is recalling a further 188,000 of its ThinkCentre PCs due to a possible fire risk. The M70z and M90z all-in-ones come with a faulty component in its embedded power supply that has already see...
02:19 pm EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Gmail advert ruins AT&T's big surprise, Sony's Xperia Ion arrives stateside in June
Someone at Google's advertising department has probably received the hairdryer treatment this morning after a Gmail advert prematurely revealed that Sony's Xperia Ion would arrive in June. The banne...
01:57 pm EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget HP on laptop design similarities with Apple's: it's a struggle as we drive to simplicity
HP's spent the afternoon here in Shanghai to share some details about its latest products and strategy, and to our delight, there was one session dedicated to "Style Meets Function," during which Vi...
01:23 pm EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Sprint confirms May 18th release date for HTC EVO 4G LTE
HTC's EVO 4G LTE went live for pre-orders just yesterday, and now we have confirmation of when you'll be able to expect Sprint's One X flavor to hit your front door. Friday May 18th appears to be th...
01:01 pm EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Crapgadget: summer show-off edition
When summer starts to creep up, so does that dreadful jumble of terms like "swimsuit season," "beach body" and "crippling insecurity." But these crapgadgets would like you to stop being so dang self...
12:52 pm EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Samsung and Visa pull the starting trigger on Olympic payment collaboration
Well, it's been no secret that Samsung was hoping to cash in on this summer's Olympic fever. In fact, we all but knew it's latest and greatest smartphone was going to be the handset-maker's Olympic ...
12:34 pm EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Evernote updates Mac and iOS apps, makes it harder to forget those chores
Evernote provides many a forgetful soul with a much-needed digital crutch, and the less-forgetful minds behind it have just dished out a couple of updates. Mac users get a new "Card View," which rep...
12:12 pm EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Kingston Wi-Drive update opens access to web, Android aficionados
Those of us who've been eying the Kingston Wi-Drive but have been disappointed with the iOS-first emphasis can rejoice, as a new firmware update is expanding access in a big way. At a minimum, anyon...
11:46 am EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget RIM patents trapezoidal BlackBerry keyboards for slanty-thumbed texters
RIM is utterly devoted to the physical keyboard, but how do you deal with sausage-fingered emailers who can't pick out individual keys? Thanks to this newly-granted 2009 patent, the company has the ...
11:12 am EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Flipboard for Android 'liberated' from Galaxy S III demo unit, available for all
For many, one of the biggest causes of jealousy after the Samsung Galaxy S III launch event wasn't that 4.8-inch screen, or the new Exynos innards, it was that beautiful looking Android version of F...
11:10 am EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget National Geographic TOPO! maps find their way to Magellan eXplorist GPS devices
If you're more about the mountainous views, than Mountain View, then you might be pleased to hear that Magellan is bringing National Geographic's TOPO! maps to its eXplorist range of outdoor GPS dev...
10:33 am EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Transforming robot effortlessly turns into a car, faces tougher maneuver into retail (video)
Still bothered by the lack of automated transforming in the official Transformers toys? Then you'll likely want to head straight to the video below to see your dream realized. While details are a bi...
10:02 am EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget The Engadget interview: Sprint product execs John Tudhope and David Owens at CTIA 2012 (video)
We managed to catch not one, but two of Sprint's execs yesterday at CTIA Wireless 2012: Director of Product Marketing John Tudhope and VP of Product David Owens. While our discussion was centered pr...
09:42 am EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Military deploys VR NeuroTracker game to train special ops forces (video)
We've seen virtual reality used to simulate the experience of being in space, to train engineers and even to help patients regain mobility, so it's no surprise that the military is recognizing VR's ...
09:17 am EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget First signs of Google's new 'semantic search' spotted, put to good use
So, Google wasn't merry-dancing when it promised to update its search engine with new "semantic" algorithms. One of our readers sent in the screen grab above, which shows what happens when they sear...
09:06 am EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget ADATA ships its Premier and Premier Pro SSDs to US, gives your laptop a dose of energy
If you remember those Premier SP800 and Premier Pro SP900 solid-state drives that ADATA teased us with in February, you'll be glad to know that they've crossed the Pacific to reach the US and Canada...
08:41 am EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Brookstone fuel cell USB charger to keep phones powered for two weeks, Engadget editors happy
If there's a pain that Engadget writers know all too well, it's running out of battery life for a smartphone when we need it most. Say, at a major trade show. That's why we're enthused to hear of an...
08:00 am EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Logitech Alert 750n adds wide-angle night vision for improved indoor snooping, we go hands-on
Unable to sleep soundly because of the lingering fear that someone's rummaging around your living room? Logitech's newest surveillance gizmo, the 750n Indoor Master System, should ease your worries,...
07:38 am EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Aperion unveils the ARIS wireless speaker, invites Windows devices to the wireless shindig for $499
Jealous of your iOS-wielding mates and their fancy AirPlay docks? If so, Aperion Audio is looking provide some relief. The outfit has revealed the ARIS, a wireless speaker that makes use of the Play...
07:24 am EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia GX packs 13-megapixel camera and 4.6-inch HD display, joined by Xperia SX to offer LTE in Japan
Sony's announced its first two LTE-capable phones for its Japanese customers -- and there's two of 'em. The Xperia GX is up first, with a 720p 4.6-inch display squeezed in alongside a new 13-megapix...
07:24 am EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia GX packs 13MP camera and 4.6-inch HD display, joined by Xperia SX to offer LTE in Japan
Sony's announced its first two LTE-capable phones for its Japanese customers -- and there's two of 'em. The Xperia GX is up first, with a 720p 4.6-inch display squeezed in alongside a new 13-megapix...
07:11 am EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Carl Icahn unloads his LightSquared debt, creditor talks trudge on
Carl Icahn is no stranger in this field -- he's been caught tussling with Motorola and bidding Yahoo's board adieu in recent years -- and most recently, he's managed to get caught up in one of the b...
06:50 am EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Razer Naga MMO mouse gets some work done, fresh for 2012
It's fair to say we admire the Razer Naga MMO 'round these parts -- as much for its thumb-thrashing controls, as for its democratic diplomacy. Now the original is back, and updated for 2012. What's ...
06:12 am EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget BlackBerry Curve 9320 now official: BB OS 7.1, 2.44-inch display, BBM button
The 9320 has visited more countries during its short gestation than some phones get to see in their whole lives, but it's finally arrived. The specs are pretty much what we guessed, with the sociall...
05:51 am EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Sub-$1500 Kingmax 1TB SSD spotted in Japan
Terabytes. We all want them -- especially if they're served solid-state. But if you're not quite ready to pony up for OCZ's Octane SSD 1TB model, you might want to take a trip to Japan. KingMax's SM...
05:39 am EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Carrier IQ hires former Verizon privacy counsel Magnolia Mobley as Chief Privacy Officer
It's been several months since Carrier IQ explained its data collection practices and responded to FCC and Senatorial inquiry about its privacy policies. Despite the fact that it's no longer in the h...
05:26 am EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget New iPad to hit 30 more countries this weekend, work on its tan
The corners of the Earth that don't have a new iPad have been quickly shrinking, and Apple's tablet is about to get nigh-on inescapable as of this weekend. A round of 23 more countries is getting th...
05:14 am EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Microsoft puts a price on carbon, says its footprint will be neutral by July
We've seen quite a few tech companies boast about their environmental efforts in recent years, and it looks like you can now also add Microsoft to the list of those attempting to be carbon neutral. ...
05:01 am EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget 99Bill smartphone card reader pushes mobile payments for China, pretends it's never heard of Square
Jostling for attention among a crowd of China-focused smartphone card readers, 99Bill's card reader has now been officially revealed. It plugs into your headphone jack and communicates with apps on ...
04:48 am EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Netgear updates its Genie app to make even the loneliest printer AirPrint compatible
Don't have an AirPrint-enabled output machine to get that much-need TPS report off of your iPad? Worry no more. Netgear has you covered with an update to its Genie app for both Mac and PC. With the a...
04:34 am EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget It's not your imagination: Nokia promises fix for purple hue problem seen on some Lumia 900 screens
We didn't notice any purple screen niggles during our Lumia 900 review. For some users, however, the purple hue issue is real and not so spectacular. If you're one of those hapless souls seeing purp...
04:23 am EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Google+ adds a better 'notification experience' to your email, saves you a few clicks
Google knows just how much you love to Hangout on its social network, thus it's doing everything within its mighty power to make things a tad bit easier for you. This time around, the Mountain View ...
04:05 am EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Listen to the Engadget Mobile Podcast, live from CTIA 2012!
If you've been following all of the latest coverage from New Orleans at CTIA Wireless 2012, you may be anxious to hear what we have to say about the stuff we've seen. Fortunately, you'll get to enjo...
03:48 am EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Fisker Karma reportedly sets house on fire, doesn't restore cosmic balance
Fisker's Karma woes aren't relenting anytime soon, as one new owner just found out the hard way. A driver in Sugar Land, Texas parked his recently obtained hybrid sedan in his garage last week, only...
03:37 am EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Nyx Mobile Twist Connect hands-on
It's not often that we write about a feature phone, but we were charmed by the Twist Connect's unique design. The dual-SIM device prides itself on its integration with Nyx Messenger, social networks...
03:23 am EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget WatchESPN finally streams to Comcast customers, but not on Android
The short list of TV and internet providers that support ESPN's TV Everywhere play, WatchESPN, just grew by one with the addition of Comcast to a list that already included Time Warner, Bright House...
03:11 am EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 298 - 05.08.2012
This week we've got plenty of Media Center news, tied up in an overall Microsoft-centric episode focused on its new subsidized Xbox 360 offer and plans for Windows 8. Fortunately, we've got the perfe...
03:06 am EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget HP outs new 23-inch 2311ix IPS backlit monitor
Along with tons of new notebooks, HP is unveiling a 23-inch display, the 2311xi. The screen has a 1920 x 1080 resolution with a brightness of 250 nits, and it makes use of an IPS panel to promise wi...
03:06 am EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget HP refreshes its Pavilion laptops ahead of back-to-school season, intros six new models
You may have noticed that HP unleashed a torrent of laptops today, but at the heart of it all, even more crucial than those Ultrabooks and business laptops, are the notebooks Hewlett-Packard plans t...
03:06 am EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget HP refreshes EliteBook line with five new models, Ivy Bridge and optional LTE
HP is in full-on laptop-unveiling mode, and the company's business line isn't getting left out -- in fact, it has five new models -- including an 11-incher, a first for this series. The boardroom-bo...
03:06 am EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget HP outs new 23-inch 2311ix IPS LED backlit monitor
Along with tons of new notebooks, HP is unveiling a 23-inch display, the 2311xi. The screen has a 1920 x 1080 resolution with a brightness of 250 nits, and it makes use of an IPS panel to promise wi...
03:03 am EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget HP unveils second business Ultrabook, the EliteBook Folio
We actually have one more EliteBook to introduce, and this time it's an Ultrabook. The EliteBook Folio 9470m is ready to sidle up next to the Folio 13, HP's first business-grade Ultrabook, as a high...
03:01 am EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget HP refreshes its ProBook laptops for small businesses
HP's already outed a bunch of business laptops today, but so far they've all been at the enterprise level, the sort of thing an IT manager would deploy on the order of thousands. But while it was at...
03:00 am EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget HP intros three Compaq desktops, two displays for the business set
In addition to all the laptops and printers HP announced today, it also has a few goodies for the cube monkeys out there. The company just outed a trio of three business-grade desktops, along with t...
02:58 am EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget HP unveils Envy Spectre XT Ultrabook, other thin-and-lights in various sizes
What's that? You're hungry for more HP laptops? Good! Because we're not nearly done yet! The company just expanded its line of Ultrabooks from two to five, and that's not even counting this guy. And...
02:55 am EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Apple mods nano-SIM design, awaits Nokia's tiny rebuttal
Apple and Nokia agree that a smaller SIM card will aid them in their quest to create better phones for us all, but the two disagree about what that new SIM should look like. You see, Nokia claims tha...
02:42 am EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget RED goes beyond cameras with $15,000 REDucation X showbiz immersion
RED's dabbled in the workshop arena with its three-day REDucation classes, but the cinema company's new program ups the session time to a full 16 weeks. REDucation X, which kicks off on October 1st,...
02:34 am EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Plantronics M55 and M25 bluetooth headsets ears-on
Plantronics has launched two headsets at this year's CTIA: the M55 and M25. Sure, we'd bet dollars to donuts that piles of companies offer more bells and whistles but the M55's $49 and the M25's $39...
02:30 am EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Clarity Pal hands-on, a new phone for senior citizens
In a perfect world, your grandparents wouldn't need a lick of help getting the most out of a smartphone, but let's face it: the devices are complex, and if you don't have the proper motivation, they...
02:21 am EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget HP introduces Officejet 150 all-in-one mobile printer, Photosmart 5220
We've seen mobile scanners and portable printers, but a combination of the two has been slow in coming. Well, the mobile all-in-one has finally arrived. HP's new Officejet 150 has built-in Bluetooth...
01:50 am EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget The Engadget interview: Mozilla Chief of Innovation Todd Simpson at CTIA 2012 (video)
Today at CTIA Wireless in New Orleans we got the chance to spend a few minutes with Todd Simpson, Chief of Innovation at Mozilla. We talked about the company's "pivot into mobile" -- more specifical...
01:25 am EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Live from HP's Global Influencer Summit 2012 in Shanghai!
Good evening or good morning, wherever you are. We've just sat down at HP's Global Influencer Summit 2012 in Shanghai and will be seeing what the company's got up its sleeves for the rest of the yea...
01:16 am EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Eyes-on with Jabra Supreme UC Bluetooth headset
Coming next month from Jabra, you'll find the Supreme UC Bluetooth headset in its arsenal. In addition to featuring dual microphones for noise cancellation that'll benefit your friends, it also leve...
01:07 am EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Nokia City Lens augmented reality browser hands-on (video)
It warms the heart to see Nokia's Beta-Labs delivering goods we actually want on our handsets -- and even more so when we really want the handsets themselves. Espoo's revered Lumia line has been tre...
12:57 am EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Huawei 10-inch MediaPad hands-on
Sadly, when this gorgeous slab of glass and silicon was unveiled at MWC, Huawei wouldn't let us put our greasy hands on it -- and with good reason, as the spectacular panel on the MediaPad 10 is a b...
12:57 am EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Huawei 10-inch MediaPad hands-on (video)
Sadly, when this gorgeous slab of glass and silicon was unveiled at MWC, Huawei wouldn't let us put our greasy hands on it -- and with good reason, the spectacular panel on the MediaPad 10 is a bit ...
12:46 am EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget Hands-on with Energizer's Universal Multi-Port and Portable chargers
You know the drill: it's Friday night, 1:30 in the morning and there's three-percent battery left on your smartphone. Here's the twist, though -- if you had Energizer's Universal Multi-Port or Porta...
12:41 am EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget New Virgin Canada Smartphone plans give you six of one thing, take half a dozen of another
It looks like Virgin Mobile Canada could be rolling out a new set of tariffs, which seem to take as much as they give. According to the blurry promo materials received by Mobile Syrup the new Smartp...
12:23 am EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget AT&T small cell site pilot due between late 2012, 2013
AT&T has been hinting for a while that it's getting closer to implementing small cell sites in its network, and at CTIA Wireless 2012 gave a stronger clue as to when and how the mini network hub...
12:02 am EDT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile wants new customers to pay upfront, says it's nothing personal
A change to T-Mobile's billing methods means it'll want to see the color of your money before you've barely had time to play with your new handset. Normally you'd enjoy a liberating spell of non-top...
11:43 pm EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Plum Mobile lineup at CTIA 2012 hands-on
Little-known Plum Mobile appeared at CTIA with the four dual SIM Android sets pictured above and the Might, a Galaxy Note twin we had a peek at a little earlier today. From the top left we have the ...
11:34 pm EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Instagram for Android updated with tilt-shift capabilities, all becomes well on Earth
Something tells us #teamiphone is going to adore this. Instagram has just updated its much-ballyhooed Android app, bringing the version to 1.1.0. What's new? Tilt-shift for "supported devices," enab...
11:22 pm EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget HTC One S unibody housing micro arc oxidation process eyes-on
HTC's One S -- launched earlier this year at Mobile World Congress -- features a nifty ceramic-like finish that is achieved using micro arc oxidation. We've of course heard about the process and bee...
11:01 pm EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE user guide slips out, tells you what you already know
Whether or not Sprint's version of HTC's One X is indeed shipping on May 18th remains to be seen, but one thing's for sure: it'll almost definitely hit store shelves prior to Sprint's LTE network go...
10:40 pm EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget MLB.tv Premium for Xbox 360 now live in 18 more countries, CinemaNow adds rentals in the US
Feels like it was only yesterday that the MLB.tv app was landing on Xbox consoles in North America, and starting today, the application will be available to more baseball lovers around the globe. As...
10:18 pm EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Fujitsu app analyzes zits and skin tone, delivers professional advice to your phone
That's right, you can finally get rid of that Tamagotchi you've been using to pick those perfect skincare products. Fujitsu is teasing a new app that's capable of measuring specific characteristics ...
09:57 pm EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Hands-on with the Nyx Mobile Lyuba Max and Fun mockups
When PR reps have something they think is truly special, things can get a little cloak and dagger. While we were hanging around the Nyx Mobile booth, a rep quietly sneaked up on us, to offer a glimp...
09:57 pm EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Fujitsu app analyzes zits and skin tone, delivers professional advice to your phone
That's right, you can finally get rid of that Tamagotchi you've been using to pick those perfect skincare products. Fujitsu is teasing a new app that's capable of measuring specific characteristics ...
09:40 pm EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Huawei Ascend Y200 hands-on at CTIA 2012
Huawei's at CTIA Wireless 2012 in New Orleans, and we got to spend a little time with one the company's newest devices geared toward the youth and first-time smartphone users: the Ascend Y200. Power...
09:25 pm EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Live from CTIA with Jim Cramer and the CEOs of the four largest US carriers!
In one corner, we have CNBC's Jim Cramer. And in the other corner stands the heads of the four largest mobile operators in the United States: Ralph de la Vega (AT&T Mobility), Dan Mead (Verizon ...
09:18 pm EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget DirecTV adds 81,000 subscribers during Q1 in the US, increases revenue by 12 percent
Unlike with Comcast, Wall Street experts weren't surprised by DirecTV's latest Q1 results -- in fact, they were quite disappointed. The satellite provider only managed to add 81,000 subscribers in t...
08:57 pm EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Samsung outs new Series 5 550P notebook in the UK, Ivy Bridge and numeric keypad onboard
We saw a lot of things back at CES, and from the PC makers, it was mainly new Ultrabooks. Samsung, however, did present a pair of "regular" notebooks, and it looks like they're just about to stretch...
08:34 pm EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Plum Mobile nicely KIRFs the Galaxy Note: hands-on with the Might
You've likely never heard of Plum Mobile before, and to be honest, neither had we before CTIA. Nonetheless, the smartphone creator is here to make a name for itself in New Orleans, even if it needs ...
08:34 pm EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget HTC EVO Design 4G for Boost Mobile hands-on
No, your eyes aren't deceiving you -- that's the very same EVO Design 4G we reviewed late last winter when it bowed on Sprint's lineup. Surfing along the carrier's increasingly antiquated 4G WiMAX n...
08:15 pm EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Microsoft patent details pressure-sensitive Xbox controller for storing players' profiles
Biometrics and laptop security go together like business meetings and boardrooms, but this Microsoft patent hints that gaming could be the next frontier for fingerprint recognition. The claims for "...
07:54 pm EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget EVO V 4G hands-on
Does that handset above look familiar to you? It should because you've seen it once before when Sprint debuted it as the EVO 3D. This time, however, the phone that failed to ignite much consumer int...
07:54 pm EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget HTC EVO V 4G (Virgin Mobile USA) hands-on
Does that handset above look familiar to you? It should because you've seen it once before when Sprint debuted it as the EVO 3D. This time, however, the phone that failed to ignite much consumer int...
07:48 pm EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Lenovo ThinkPad USB 3.0 dock lends its ports to your deprived laptop via DisplayLink, available May 15th for $180
We've all been there. When you run into a scenario where your kit is one USB port short of an ideal workflow. Fret not, the ThinkPad USB 3.0 dock from Lenovo will provide help with said issue when it...
07:26 pm EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Nest Learning Thermostat on sale at Lowe's, thinks you should climate control it yourself
The Nest Learning Thermostat just became a lot more available -- that is, if you happen to be around one of the 500+ Lowe's stores in the US that now carry the smart appliance. Lowe's insists t...
07:09 pm EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Qualcomm gets on the Band 41 bandwagon, pledges support for Clearwire's upcoming LTE TDD network
Not exactly groundbreaking news here -- Clearwire's impending LTE TDD network is happening, regardless -- but it's always good to have the weight of a mainstay like Qualcomm behind you. Particularly...
06:51 pm EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget NEC announces Ivy Bridge processors for some, not all, of its series refreshes
Ivy Bridge continues to subsume its aging Sandy brother, this time as part of NEC's refresh of both its laptop and desktop families. However, only two machines have been gifted Intel's third-generat...
06:35 pm EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Apple inadvertently teases iCloud.com banner notifications, pings your browser iOS 5-style
Apple already made clear that it was expanding iOS 5-like notifications to the desktop with OS X Mountain Lion, but it now looks as though that's extending to your web browser, too. Some visitors to...
06:28 pm EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Google's Vic Gundotra tries Project Glass on for size
Looks like we're starting to get a little insight into Google's Project Glass testing process. Seems like the augmented reality glasses need to make their way onto every head on the Google staff, be...
06:25 pm EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia Acro HD for NTT DoCoMo hands-on (video)
We just happened upon the Sony Xperia Acro HD for NTT DoCoMo, which is sold as the SO-03HD and recently launched with the Japanese carrier. As many of you are aware, the handset is a variant of the ...
06:17 pm EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Microsoft touts 98-percent 'Smoked by Windows Phone' success rate, a few beg to differ
Microsoft's "Smoked by Windows Phone" challenge has been long on claims that Windows Phone can outrace your smartphone platform of choice in day-to-day tasks, but it's been short on hard numbers. Un...
06:02 pm EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget New 802.1aq standard promises to improve Ethernet efficiency
Yesterday the IEEE announced an update to the 802.11 WiFi standard, and today it's promptly moving on to the Ethernet side of things. The association just approved the 802.1aq Shortest Path Bridging...
05:47 pm EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Apple and Samsung finally agree... to drop a plethora of claims from their patent spat
Last week, Judge Lucy Koh informed Apple and Samsung that they would have to reduce the number of patent claims at issue in the parties' Northern District of California litigation. And now, each has...
05:39 pm EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget ZTE V96 hands-on at CTIA 2012
One of ZTE's latest tablets, the V96, was announced at Barcelona for MWC but never made any official appearances at the show. Fortunately we found the new device hiding in the manufacturer's booth a...
05:31 pm EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Sonos to bring subscription-based QQ Music service to its hardware in China
Wireless HiFi maker, Sonos, has just signed a deal with Tencent Holdings to provide the QQ Music service direct via its hardware in China. The holdings firm owns the QQ suite of internet services th...
05:18 pm EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget ASUS intros three new ROG TYTAN gaming desktops, Ivy Bridge on board
Those of you looking for a fresh, Ivy Bridge-powered gaming rig may want to look ASUS' way. The Taiwanese outfit just welcomed a trifecta of new ROG TYTAN machines to its lineup, which include the C...
05:03 pm EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Micron teases working DDR4 RAM module, aims for late 2012 production
JEDEC is still finalizing the standards for DDR4, but that doesn't mean component manufacturers are holding back on developing the tech now. Samsung announced the first DDR4 DRAM module last year, a...
04:50 pm EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Nokia announces string of new Lumia app partnerships at CTIA
CTIA is gaining momentum, and Nokia has just announced a slew of new app partnerships for its Lumia line at the show. Sports fans can look forward to PGA Tour, a dedicated app to cover the golfing a...
04:37 pm EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget RIM teams up with TomTom to bring HD Traffic to BlackBerry devices
Looks like executive switches aren't the only thing happening at Research in Motion this morning. Earlier today, the Canadian company announced a partnership with TomTom that will see the GPS outfit...
04:15 pm EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Editorial: Engadget on the Samsung Galaxy S III
Samsung Galaxy S III preview Under the microscope: Samsung Galaxy S III's HD Super AMOLED display Samsung Galaxy S III wrap-up Was it everything you imagined? The Galaxy S III didn't really s...
04:03 pm EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Heartbeat visualizer lets your ticker power a light show (video)
It may look like something that'd be at home in iTunes, but this visualizer developed by NYU student Phan V is linked to something even more unique to you than your music collection. With the aid of...
03:47 pm EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Audio-Technica unveils ATH-ANC9 noise-cancelling cans
Audio-Technica has been quiet on the noise-cancelling headphones front for some time, but today it announced a new set of sound-nixing cans, the ATH-ANC9. While earlier ATH models block out 85 perce...
03:31 pm EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Trip the light fantastic with Acer's 11.6-inch Aspire One 725 Netbook
Ivy Bridge might be the belle of the ball in laptop-land, but small and nimble will always be on the dance card, too. Despite its petite 11.6-inch 1366x768 screen and 2.6-pound frame, Acer's newly a...
03:19 pm EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Coda sedan EV hits California dealerships, spreads semi-frugal greenness
Coda Automotive's EV sedan has been a long time coming -- but it's here in earnest now. After some initial deliveries two months earlier and the slight matter of parts arriving from China with minor...
03:00 pm EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Pebble watch gets updated to Bluetooth 4.0 before it even arrives
What are you going to do when you get an unprecedented response from your new Kickstarter project? You throw in some extra features to keep your new fans happy. Allerta, the same company behind the ...
02:49 pm EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Qumarion 3D modeling mannequin coming soon for $750, still won't play with your kid (video)
Trying to get convincing, natural poses out of 3D models can be tricky, so it's a relief that two Japanese universities' joint ventures, the University of Electro-Communications' ViVienne and the Un...
02:41 pm EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Jabra colors Clipper, lets you rock it with $15 worth of MP3s
Need a turquoise stereo Bluetooth headset to go with that new tie, Winston? With four new colors for Jabra's Clipper you can be stylin' while never missing a call, plus there's a $15 offer of free A...
02:29 pm EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Virgin Mobile USA and Boost take WiMAX live, ship HTC EVO V 4G and EVO Design 4G on May 31
In sync with Sprint's plans to get its sub-brands on 4G using its legacy WiMAX network, both Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile have trotted out their initial 4G lineups. The early Virgin mix includes r...
02:18 pm EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Live from CTIA with FCC chairman Julius Genachowski
The first keynote of the week is a doozy. We've got Gary Flood from MasterCard, Patrick Riordan president of Cellcom and Joe Kennedy the CEO of Pandora. Not too shabby. But, the big fish in this fou...
02:17 pm EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Sharp Cocorobo vacuum avoids obstacles, embraces small talk
With iRobot cleaning up in the robotic vacuum game, it's only logical that some major manufacturers like LG and Samsung want a piece of the dirt sucking action. Sharp has gotten into the game as wel...
02:03 pm EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget One-man Rocket EV hits over 200 mph in under 7 seconds (video)
You won't be driving away in this by the end of 2012, but you can expect it to smoke the EV competition. Shawn Lawless and his Rocket drag bike managed to hit just over 200 miles per hour on . We co...
01:49 pm EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget RIM continues the executive shuffle with new COO and CMO
Changes are afoot at Research in Motion. The Canadian smartphone maker today announced the addition of two new names to top executive slots. Former Sony Mobile Communications executive VP Kristian T...
01:23 pm EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget VeriFone outs Sail mobile payment system, gives Square the evil eye
VeriFone has decided that calling out claimed security holes and focusing on enterprise-level payment options aren't enough to take on Square. Sail goes more directly for Square's jugular, using its...
01:01 pm EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget HTC shows off Media Link HD and Car streaming in new videos
Are you the proud new owner of an HTC One-series phone who's looking to enhance your personal ecosystem with some accessories? Then listen up, because the company that bills itself as "quietly brill...
12:48 pm EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Fujitsu unveils two new LifeBooks, shows some Ivy Bridge zen
Fujitsu's teased us before with Intel's hot new chipset, but now it's getting ready to actually ship two notebooks with Intel's third-gen Core i7 CPU. The first, like others before it, will be a ref...
12:18 pm EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Toyota RAV4 EV priced up at $49,800, arriving in California 'late summer'
It's been two years since we first heard of Toyota's electric vehicle plans and the company's finally ready to talk turkey on pricing. Announced at Los Angeles' Electric Vehicle Symposium yesterday,...
12:02 pm EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget AT-AT PC Case Mod: and you thought it was just geeky on the outside
This isn't the first Star Wars-themed peripheral we've featured. Not by a long shot. Not even today. It's not even the first AT-AT case mod we've had, but we can safely say it poses the most danger ...
11:45 am EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Nokia City Lens arrives for trials on Lumia devices, augments your reality (video)
Nokia's rolling more of its experimental Symbian projects out to its Windows Phone hardware and City Lens is the latest to arrive in its immaculately-kept Beta Labs. It throws together an augmented ...
11:19 am EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Lenovo launches four Android-powered K-series Smart TVs in China this month
We first saw Lenovo's Android 4.0 tellymabob back at CES, now the firm is getting ready to unleash the full K-series of Smart TVs on China. Four models are on offer, the 55-inch K91 and K81 models, ...
11:00 am EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Hands-on with Kyocera Rise, an Android 4.0 smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard (video)
Kyocera is looking to regain a foothold in the US smartphone market, and curiously enough, it's doing so by catering to niche audiences. First we saw the Hydro, a waterproof handset, and alongside i...
11:00 am EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Hands-on with Kyocera Hydro, a waterproof Android 4.0 smartphone (video)
It's been a while since we've seen a Kyocera smartphone for the US market, and if you'll recall, its previous two attempts -- the Milano and Echo -- didn't manage to sway many consumers. Today, the ...
10:48 am EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Wall-mounted interactive robot mimics emotions, follows you around, wants to be friends (video)
Not every robot is here to make our food, clean our floors or perform interstellar maintenance for us. Some automatons are there to simply be admired... or in the case of GIA (Gestural Interactive A...
10:34 am EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Google+ lets you broadcast your Hangouts
You've gotten so good at hanging out ever since Google+ launched last year, isn't about time you started broadcasting your act? After a good deal of time in a limited rollout, the social networ...
10:18 am EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Fujifilm FinePix XP170 camera rebuffs water, dust and cold, cuddles up with iOS and Android (video)
Fujifilm's latest rugged point-and-shoot has pulled together some pretty standard specs with some more contemporary connectivity features, all in a hardy shell. The 14-megapixel CMOS sensor is paire...
10:01 am EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Nokia 808 PureView heads to Mexico, sends high-resolution postcards
Hold off on that Aeroflot booking just for now. While this isn't the US release many will be anticipating, it looks like Nokia's big-eyed 808 PureView phone is getting a release a little closer to h...
09:46 am EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Twitpic for iPhone brings four years of image-sharing history, one year too late
Having become a staple for 35 million life-observing extroverts already, Twitpic has suddenly decided to launch itself into the world of iOS apps. You may justifiably question the point of yet anoth...
09:21 am EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Toshiba made $898.8 million dollar profit, could manage to lend you twenty bucks
Toshiba isn't going with the flow this financial season, bucking the trend and posting a healthy (albeit reduced) net profit of 73.7 billion yen ($898.8 million). Whilst down from $1.7 billion in 20...
09:21 am EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Toshiba made $898.8 million profit, could manage to lend you twenty bucks
Toshiba isn't going with the flow this financial season, bucking the trend and posting a healthy (albeit reduced) net profit of 73.7 billion yen ($898.8 million). Whilst down from $1.7 billion in 20...
09:05 am EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Project Sputnik: Dell's Ubuntu-based XPS13 laptop for developers
An internal innovation fund at Dell is helping create project Sputnik, an Ubuntu-based laptop aimed at developers. The hardware is Dell's XPS13 Ultrabook, and the OS is the latest version of Canonic...
08:43 am EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Tizen developer phone appears, complete with 4.3-inch screen and dual-core CPU (video)
Not satisfied by the currently available mobile OS options? Tizen could be your next option, and Samsung just took the wraps off of a prototype device (possibly the GT-I9500 we'd heard about) at the...
08:22 am EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Samsung, Qualcomm start up Alliance for Wireless Power to take on Qi
Wireless power has until now been closely associated with the Wireless Power Consortium's Qi standard. There's now a second proposed common ground in the Alliance for Wireless Power, or A4WP. Samsun...
08:02 am EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Visualized: Second-gen Samsung Series 9 gets torn down to its ultra-slim components
Chances are you're no stranger to the Samsung Series 9 -- the first generation stood out for its slimness, and the most current version is an impressive 28 percent thinner. If you're wondering how t...
07:35 am EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget 'TeleHuman' uses Kinect for 3D holographic chat, bumps up options for contacting Obi-Wan (video)
Looks like virtual Tupac might have some company. With Kinect, you are the hologram. Besides logging in lots of quality time at a South Korean theme park, the Kinect is now doing double duty at the ...
06:46 am EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Ematic announces eGlide XL Pro Android 4.0 slate for $220
Ematic clearly isn't aiming to differentiate itself when it comes to tablet designs, but then again, the company is a devotee of that tried-and-true method of undercutting its competitors' prices. (...
06:04 am EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Email widget takes on viral rumors, fact checks for you
If you're one of those people who actually believes that Facebook is going to start charging users tomorrow, you're probably going to want to skip this post. LazyTruth is working on a Gmail widget -...
05:21 am EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Sony unveils Crystal White PlayStation Vita, limited digital diva edition
Remember that line-up of colorful consoles we eyed back at TGS? One of eight of those mock-ups is about to become a reality, at least in Japan. On June 28th, color conscious gamers will be able to p...
05:00 am EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS packs 12-megapixel sensor, f2.0 lens, ruggedized housing for $399
Ruggedized cameras have always been delivered with some kind of compromise -- an inflated price tag, bulkier body or sub-par image quality. Now, much as the E-M5 did to tighten the gap among mirrorl...
04:01 am EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Lenovo swings out diminutive ThinkCentre M92p Tiny, bevy of all-in-ones and VoIP-ready ThinkVision display
Lenovo's going all-out on Ivy Bridge-based ThinkCentre pro desktop updates this evening, and the centerpiece is the smallest of the lot. The ThinkCentre M92p Tiny -- yes, it's officially nicknamed T...
03:26 am EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Nevada lets Google's driverless car hit the open road, requires it to bring a driver
Driving through Las Vegas can be distracting -- bright lights, sun-powered death rays and international Consumer Electronics Shows have a tendency to catch a geek's eye -- good thing, then, that Nev...
02:54 am EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile expands HSPA+ 42, picks LTE vendors and notches 1 million VoIP users
With CTIA 2012 getting under way, T-Mobile is the latest company to check in with an announcement, proudly informing the world of the latest developments in its 4G expansion efforts and Bobsled VoIP...
01:52 am EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget New Magellan RoadMate GPS units navigate by landmarks, steer clear of pesky traffic cameras
It's been a long while since Magellan comprehensively updated its RoadMate GPS mapping units, so the company's making up for lost time in style by introducing no less than seven new models in one sh...
01:43 am EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Hands-on with Escort SmartRadar
Escort has long enabled heavy footed -- but ticket shy -- drivers a little more freedom with just how quickly they're able to complete the daily commute. Escort's SmartRadar is set to extend that fu...
01:29 am EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Clarion Next Gate hands-on (video)
CTIA, while focused on mobile technology, often gives us the chance to peek at other devices that bridge into our beloved mobile world. Clarion's Next Gate is one such device, running on a 7-inch WV...
01:12 am EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Kyocera teases bone conduction audio technology for mobile phones at CTIA
Can you hear me now? It's a common phrase in the mobile industry, but if Kyocera has its way, the saying could quickly become a thing of the past, thanks to bone conduction technology that it plans ...
01:10 am EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Hands-on with Edgewater's WiFi3
Edgewater may not be a familiar name for even the most tech savvy, but its WiFi3 chipset is poised to propel the wireless industry beyond the limits of traditional access point tech. Aiming to leap ...
01:06 am EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget Hands-on with SuperTooth Disco2
Move over Jambox, there's a new portable audio contender entering the market. The Disco2, shown off at this week's CTIA 2012, is SuperTooth's smaller, more compact sequel to its O.G. 28 watt powerho...
12:59 am EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE for Verizon hands-on
This handset didn't surprise anyone when it was officially announced at CTIA Wireless 2012, but we're still happy to spend time with the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE for Verizon Wireless regardless. ...
12:59 am EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE for Verizon hands-on at CTIA 2012
This handset didn't surprise anyone when it was officially announced at CTIA Wireless 2012, but we're still happy to spend time with the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE for Verizon Wireless regardless. ...
12:59 am EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE for Verizon hands-on at CTIA 2012 (update: video)
This handset didn't surprise anyone when it was officially announced at CTIA Wireless 2012, but we're still happy to spend time with the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE for Verizon Wireless regardless. ...
12:44 am EDT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Engadget The Engadget interview: AT&T's Glenn Lurie talks Digital Life at CTIA 2012 (video)
We had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Glenn Lurie -- president of emerging enterprises and partnerships -- about AT&T's Digital Life product which was recently announced and then laun...
11:59 pm EDT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Engadget India launches antitrust investigation against Google
Google remains tied up in a censorship case with the Indian government, and things aren't looking rosy for the search giant in the interim period before its May 23rd court hearing. The Wall Street J...
11:25 pm EDT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Engadget R2-D2 Dark Roast Edition makes your coffee astromech-style, puts brew into 'homebrew' (video)
Has there been a gaping R2-D2-shaped hole in your gadget life ever since the Motorola Droid 2 R2-D2 Edition bowed out? The good crew at Instructables knows your plight and has designed the R2-D2 Dar...
10:52 pm EDT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Engadget Gogo grabs 1MHz spectrum from JetBlue subsidiary LiveTV, beefs up in-flight bandwidth
In-flight internet provider Gogo's been increasing its domestic presence of late, so it makes sense for the company to snag some additional spectrum as well. Its new wireless license is for a chunk o...
10:29 pm EDT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Engadget MasterCard introduces PayPass Wallet Services, Online and API at CTIA 2012
MasterCard's PayPass is certainly one of the bigger players in the contactless payment scene. But, simply putting a few thousand branded payment terminals in stores across the nation isn't enough. T...
10:24 pm EDT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Engadget Join us for the CTIA keynote with the CEOs of the big four US carriers, tomorrow at 5:30PM ET!
In what seems to be turning into an annual tradition, the CEOs of the largest mobile operators in the US will be matching wits with Jim Cramer -- and each other -- in tomorrow afternoon's CTIA keyno...
09:53 pm EDT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Engadget Samsung Focus 2 for AT&T hands-on at CTIA 2012
It's the first night of action at CTIA Wireless 2012, and we're not wasting any time finding the best of what New Orleans has to offer. To start things off properly, we got some time with the Samsun...
09:53 pm EDT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Engadget Samsung Focus 2 for AT&T hands-on at CTIA 2012 (update: video)
It's the first night of action at CTIA Wireless 2012, and we're not wasting any time finding the best of what New Orleans has to offer. To start things off properly, we got some time with the Samsun...
09:47 pm EDT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Engadget Must See HDTV (May 7th - 13th)
24/7 Wild The US rebroadcast of BBC's Planet Earth Live gets started tonight on National Geographic Wild, retitled 24/7 Wild. With a focus on simultaneously following many different groups and types...
09:27 pm EDT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Engadget Toshiba Excite 10 ICS tablet goes on sale, prices start at $450 for 16GB model
It's been a little less than a month since Toshiba unveiled its trio of Ice Cream Sandwich slates, the Excite 7.7, 10 and 13, and starting today you'll be able to grab one of these for yourself. Unl...
09:12 pm EDT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Engadget 802.11-2012 WiFi freshens up spec with 3.7GHz bands, mesh networking
It's hard to believe that 802.11 WiFi has only had three major revisions since it was started up 15 years ago. The IEEE must be equally surprised, as it's introducing a new 802.11-2012 standard that...
09:02 pm EDT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Engadget Twitter makes its mobile site more feature phone friendly
When you look at the latest, greatest devices from Apple, Samsung, Motorola and the like all day, it can be easy to forget that not everyone out there is sporting a smartphone. But feature phone use...
08:49 pm EDT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 5:30PM ET
It's Monday, and we're back to our regular time and day where you get to listen into the recording booth when the Engadget HD podcast goes to mp3 at 5:30PM. Please be a part of it by reviewing the li...
08:35 pm EDT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Engadget Rimac quells Concept_One doubters, shows its EV supercar's pedal to the metal (video)
O ye unfaithful, believe. For those of you who saw Rimac's preview of its Concept_One electric supercar and were skeptical of that claimed 2.8-second 0-62MPH time given all the leisurely putting aro...
08:11 pm EDT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Engadget HTC One X spills its source code, but only for the quad-core half
Not to be derailed by the "restricted" bootloader found on its US variant, One X users elsewhere can now potter around kernel version 2.6.39 and its unlocked bootloader. It's the latest release from...
07:47 pm EDT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Engadget Join us for FCC chairman Julius Genachowski's CTIA keynote tomorrow at 10:30AM ET
Ain't no party like Genachowski party, cause a Genachowski party don't stop. So long as you've got the spectrum and bandwidth to keep your your Niki and the Dove Pandora station bumpin'. The festivi...
07:23 pm EDT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Engadget Rovio makes a Mighty Eagle's $68 million in profit in financial squawk
Rovio has announced that in 2011, it made a huge $106.3 million turnover and a whopping $67.6 million in profit (before tax), showing that flinging feathery fowl is a very serious business. Fueled b...
07:01 pm EDT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Engadget We're live from CTIA 2012!
The International CTIA Wireless show is a magnificent showcase of the best in the mobile industry every spring, and we've got a full team of editors ready to scour the show floor in the hopes of fin...
06:42 pm EDT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III gets a Canadian girlfriend as Bell, Rogers, Telus, Wind Mobile line up
If you live north of the 49th parallel, you're no doubt frustrated that Samsung teased a summer launch for the Galaxy S III in North America but made no initial mention of its Canadian plans. Don't ...
06:21 pm EDT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Engadget Kickstarter talks to us about product 'pre-orders,' won't force refunds when creators flake
Kickstarter has proven an incredibly effective venue for connecting project creators with monetary support -- inventors pitch directly to consumers, indie filmmakers meet indie producers and food tru...
05:58 pm EDT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 136 - 05.07.2012
We're back, and we have opinions. Strong ones. Veer into the rim of our ga1aXy for a glimpse of what's now and what's next in mobile. Hosts: Myriam Joire (tnkgrl), Brad Molen, Joseph Volpe Guest: M...
05:32 pm EDT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Engadget Apple releases iOS 5.1.1 update for iPad, iPod touch and iPhone: fixes AirPlay and network bugs
Plugged your iDevice into an iTunes-equipped machine lately? You should. Apple has just let loose iOS 5.1.1, a seemingly minor point update that actually promises to fix quite a few (potentially) su...
05:32 pm EDT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Engadget Apple's iOS 5.1.1 update for iPad, iPod touch and iPhone: fixes AirPlay and network bugs, jailbroken already
Plugged your iDevice into an iTunes-equipped machine lately? You should. Apple has just let loose iOS 5.1.1, a seemingly minor point update that actually promises to fix quite a few (potentially) su...
05:25 pm EDT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Engadget Amtrak readies conductors to trade in their hole punchers for iPhones
Pilots aren't the only ones updating their workflows with modern technology. Amtrak conductors have been getting schooled on how to use iPhones to scan passenger tickets on select routes since Novem...
05:00 pm EDT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Engadget Editorial: Apple isn't making a 'converged' laptop tablet hybrid, but I still want one
Deflated. Disappointed. Let down. Unsurprised. All of those emotions ran through my being at one point or another following Apple CEO Tim Cook's comments regarding "converged" devices, but if anythi...
04:34 pm EDT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Engadget Microsoft officially offering Xbox 360 4GB console for $99, two-year Live Gold subscription required
Whoa, Nelly! As rumored, Microsoft is indeed shattering the home console pricing paradigm by trying something that US wireless carriers have been doing for years. As of now, the official Microsoft S...
04:23 pm EDT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Engadget PSA: Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE up for pre-order today, May 18th release date hinted at Wirefly
In case you took a pass on that Sprint-branded GNex or the LG Viper 4G in order to wait it out for HTC's EVO 4G LTE, well, now's the time to get your wallet ready and unleash the cash. As promised, ...
04:05 pm EDT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Engadget Clarion Next Gate brings iPhone apps (and distractions) to your windshield
Clarion is primarily known for its aftermarket car audio and navigation solutions, but it's increasingly moving into the realm of smartphone integration. Looking to court iPhone users who'd apprecia...
03:32 pm EDT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Engadget VAIO T13 Ultrabook could be coming with Ivy Bridge, according to Sony's German site
If Sony's German site is to be believed, then it's safe to say the outfit's had a change of heart recently. According to a revealing spec sheet on the website, there's now a T13 Ultrabook model with...
03:15 pm EDT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win one of five pairs of Skullcandy Hesh on-ear headphones!
We're not going to lie: we sometimes wish our giveaways could extend out to us as employees. Skullcandy just released its latest lineup of new gear, and the Supreme Sound Hesh -- billed as a mid-tie...
03:12 pm EDT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Engadget Color announces Verizon partnership, preaches the dream of streaming HD
Color founder Bill Nguyen describes the startup's early life as being "in the wilderness," a state, he adds, that can also be used to describe past projects he's helmed (a point we can't exactly arg...
03:00 pm EDT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Engadget Nielsen: Over 50 percent of US mobile users own smartphones, Android and iPhone sitting pretty
Smartphones crossed an important milestone in March, based on Nielsen's estimates. Just over half of cellphone owners in the US -- 50.4 percent, to be exact -- had a smartphone of some kind, making ...
02:28 pm EDT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Engadget HTC One V arriving in the US 'this summer'
HTC has announced that it'll be showcasing the One V at CTIA this week, but also, more importantly, that the final piece of the One family puzzle will arrive on "a variety of US partners later this ...
02:00 pm EDT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Engadget Xcom Global opens international MiFi rental service center in New York City
Serving jetsetters at LAX just wasn't enough for Xcom Global. Engadget's personal favorite when it comes to snagging international data before leaving the States is now opening up shop in the Big App...
01:47 pm EDT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Engadget Samsung and AT&T announce Focus 2: LTE Windows Phone on May 20th for $50
The Nokia Lumia 900 may be the current leader when it comes to a quality Windows Phone handset on a budget, but Samsung is under-cutting the competition with the newly announced Focus 2. Succeeding ...
01:32 pm EDT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Engadget Verizon officially announces HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE
Well, this isn't a surprise. Verizon has now gone official with its mouthful of a smart phone, and it does exactly what it says on the name: that is, LTE connectivity. Alongside it, you'll find Sens...
01:22 pm EDT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Engadget ISS ready for new zero-g experiments, students asked to float ideas
Those secret space experiments you've been scheming? They may never happen if you try to go it alone. Fortunately, the space science group NCESSE can get you a ride, having started the countdown for...
12:50 pm EDT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Engadget Sony Smartwatch SDK update adds open source music player and puzzle game extensions
Still wishing for some more functionality on Sony's touch-friendly watch? Well there's good news if you're into slider puzzles and music playing apps, as both of these have arrived open source in th...
12:23 pm EDT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Engadget AMD Radeon HD 7970 could get 'GHz Edition', put the hurtz on NVIDIA
AMD's Radeon HD 7770 and 7870 reference cards already sport 1GHz clock speeds, but so far the high-end flagship 7970 has been stuck at 925MHz. That'd be no big deal, perhaps, were it not for rival N...
11:41 am EDT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Engadget Did LG's Optimus L5 handset sneak through the FCC?
Remember LG's Android Gingerbread-loaded L-style series of smartphones from back at Mobile World Conference? While we can't be totally certain this is the case, it appears that the Optimus L5 handset...
11:00 am EDT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Engadget Scosche debuts Revolt H4, a four-port, 10W USB charger at CTIA Wireless
Say goodbye to swapping out the litany of chargers at your desk or nightstand. It's time to streamline, and the crew at Scosche have a rather nice solution. The company is taking the wraps off of it...
11:00 am EDT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Engadget Scosche debuts Revolt H4, a four-port, 10W USB charger at CTIA Wireless (updated: only two-port model available now)
Say goodbye to swapping out the litany of chargers at your desk or nightstand. It's time to streamline, and the crew at Scosche have a rather nice solution. The company is taking the wraps off of it...
10:31 am EDT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Engadget Lenovo to invest $800 million into new mobile device development facilities
The world's second (or third) biggest PC manufacturer has announced plans to invest $800 million in a new mobile product-centric facility. Lenovo wants to get closely involved with the lucrative wor...
09:29 am EDT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Engadget Disney Research's Touch system detects your touch on most things, even water (video)
Disney Research has announced some new touch interface technology that add extra gesture functionality to existing touchscreens and more exotic items like doorknobs and even the water's surface. Tou...
09:12 am EDT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Engadget 802.11-2012 WiFi freshens up spec with 3.7GHz bands, mesh networking
It's hard to believe that 802.11 WiFi has only had three major revisions since it was started up 15 years ago. The IEEE must be equally surprised, as it's introducing a new 802.11-2012 standard that...
08:33 am EDT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Engadget Augmented reality sandbox lets you change the course of rivers, won't get you wet
Ask in any kid, playing in the sandbox is fun enough on its own, but too much moisture will turn your grainy playground into a lumpy mess. Researchers at UC Davis have cooked up one solution: an au...
07:03 am EDT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Engadget LG's Google TV-enabled sets coming to US end of May
LG revealed two Google-loaded TVs at CES, but never gave us prices or told us when these LED models might dangle their skinny bezels in stores. In briefings at Google last week, we heard that the 47...
06:27 am EDT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Engadget New York's Chinatown Fair arcade hits reset, plays a new game
When Chinatown Fair closed in March of last year, Filmmaker Kurt Vincent went to work documenting the New York arcade's final days, continuing to return to the location after it shuttered to work on...
04:22 am EDT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Engadget Adobe Creative Suite 6 now available, Creative Cloud floating into action May 11th
Eager to get your fancy new mask on? Open up the wallet. Adobe's freshly announced Creative Suite (we're up to CS6, for those keeping count) is now available, with Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, D...
03:25 am EDT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Engadget BlackBerry 10 to get video editor, screen sharing according to forum leak
The Blackberry 10 Dev Alpha we wrapped our mitts around last week didn't tell us much about RIM's big QNX-based OS update (being loaded with PlayBook OS 2.0 and all), but Crackberry forum user Biggu...
02:34 am EDT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Engadget How would you change the LG DoublePlay?
It's almost baffling to see a modern Android smartphone with such an archaic design in a world more accustomed to the Galaxy Nexus. Still, LG's late-2011 DoublePlay has a slide-out physical keyboard...
12:30 am EDT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: the Water Discus Hotel, magnetic LED bulbs and pig poo electricity
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. Man-made islands; indoor ski slopes; temporary ice hote...
11:47 pm EDT - Sun, May 6, 2012
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of April 30th, 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 ...
10:28 pm EDT - Sun, May 6, 2012
Engadget Switched On: Competing by hook or by Nook
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. Microsoft has a long history of supporting bitter rivals -- even those that have long publicly disparaged the compan...
09:45 pm EDT - Sun, May 6, 2012
Engadget Infant version of Android gets a walkthrough on Google's Sooner development phone
No, that's not a QWERTY feature phone you're looking at -- it's Google's earliest Android development device, the Sooner. While the HTC-sourced phone itself hasn't been a secret, the build of Androi...
06:25 pm EDT - Sun, May 6, 2012
Engadget PSA: AT&T's HTC One X now in stock, get it while it's frosty
While the AT&T One X is getting some flack for being blocked from HTC's bootloader unlocking program, the good news is that it's officially available starting today. So long as you're not phased...
04:55 pm EDT - Sun, May 6, 2012
Engadget OS X Lion update accidentally outs user passwords in plain text, stumbles over FileVault
Are you an avid user of OS X's FileVault encryption and running a recently updated version of Lion? It may be time to consider changing your passwords. According to security researcher David Emry, u...
02:42 pm EDT - Sun, May 6, 2012
Engadget Norway's Zero team crosses Europe in hydrogen cars without a backup
It's not quite a trip around the world, but a trek that Norway's Zero team recently undertook in a pair of hydrogen-fueled cars is certainly an impressive enough feat in its own right. Late last mon...
12:54 pm EDT - Sun, May 6, 2012
Engadget Screen Grabs: Are agents on Fringe flashing their Google Wallet?
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. We're not sure exactly w...
10:21 am EDT - Sun, May 6, 2012
Engadget Origin PC upgrading pre-Ivy Bridge orders with new silicon, asking nothing in return
Sure, you may need to shop around to find a replacement for that 11-inch number Dell pulled off the shelves, but that doesn't mean you need to miss out on a free Ivy Bridge upgrade. Origin PC tells ...
08:13 am EDT - Sun, May 6, 2012
Engadget Intel's PCI-E 910-Series SSD reviewed: blazing fast, even under pressure
Intel's not one to mess around when it storms a new market, and its jump into enterprise-level PCI Express SSD seemed no exception. Now, a full review by Hot Hardware of its 400GB ($1,929) and 800GB...
06:05 am EDT - Sun, May 6, 2012
Engadget Blue Origin dishes more details on its Bezos-backed spacecraft
Blue Origin typically keeps pretty tight-lipped about its projects. The private space-travel firm claims it prefers to talk about what is has done, rather than what it hopes to do. As such, We recen...
03:58 am EDT - Sun, May 6, 2012
Engadget Ariel Atom-inspired simulator touts world's first 180-degree spherical projector screen (video)
The Ariel Atom is arguably one of the greatest bangs for the buck in terms of sports car performance, so it's no surprise that the automaker has paired up with Motion Simulation to design a particul...
02:08 am EDT - Sun, May 6, 2012
Engadget Ask Engadget: best lens for wedding photography?
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 Van, who needs some help reco...
01:30 am EDT - Sun, May 6, 2012
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of April 30th, 2012
Not all mobile news is destined for the front page, but if you're like us and really want to know what's going on, then you've come to the right place. This past week, we saw the first rollout of Ve...
12:42 am EDT - Sun, May 6, 2012
Engadget AT&T's One X discovered to have 'restricted' bootloader, HTC responds
Since last year, HTC itself has been happy to let you unlock the bootloaders on its Android devices, but that doesn't mean you'll always be able to. If you'll recall, the international version of th...
11:31 pm EDT - Sat, May 5, 2012
Engadget Verizon takes the lead on text to 911 services
The FCC first outlined its intention to allow texting to emergency services back in 2010, and since then despite more talk of accepting photo and video messages, nothing official came to be. This we...
10:11 pm EDT - Sat, May 5, 2012
Engadget Facebook Messenger update makes it even harder to blow people off
Your friends just don't get it. While they're still bumming around in Nikes, dorms and doomed relationships, your life has recently become more serious. That's why you sometimes need to hide from th...
08:51 pm EDT - Sat, May 5, 2012
Engadget Sprint CEO takes pay cut as investors voice concern about cost of iPhone deal
Sprint Nextel's $15.5 billion gamble on Apple's iPhone will apparently lighten CEO Dan Hesse's proverbial wallet by $3.25 million this year. That's how much compensation Hesse agreed to give back to...
08:02 pm EDT - Sat, May 5, 2012
Engadget 32-inch 'LaserSaber' lights up your Star Wars dreams, burns the curtains (video)
If you enjoyed all those not-at-all tiresome "May the 4th be with you" tweets yesterday, then this is likely right up your equatorial trench. Wicked Lasers, makers of the eye-meltingly powerful S3 K...
06:18 pm EDT - Sat, May 5, 2012
Engadget FBI reportedly pressing for backdoor access to Facebook, Google
Investigators at the FBI supposedly aren't happy that social networks like Facebook or Google+ don't have the same kind of facility for wiretaps that phones have had for decades. If claimed ind...
04:22 pm EDT - Sat, May 5, 2012
Engadget Nokia PureView 808 pops up at the FCC, has innards splayed across the internet
'Twas only a matter of time, we suppose, before Uncle Sam got his mitts on Nokia's mobile imaging monster, the 808 Pureview, and that time is now. The folks at the FCC got a real good look at the Sy...
03:34 pm EDT - Sat, May 5, 2012
Engadget HBO Go and Max Go get Android 4.0 phone support, skip tablets for now
Those with Android 4.0 phones like the HTC One X have been left out of watching HBO Go and Max Go on the road so far. New updates to the respective mobile apps take care of that: either premium chan...
02:28 pm EDT - Sat, May 5, 2012
Engadget Microsoft talks DVD, Media Center support in Windows 8 and why most won't miss it
If you have to issue an explanation to follow up an explanation, then it's pretty safe to say the first one wasn't clear enough, and it's under those circumstances that Microsoft's Steven Sinofsky a...
12:14 pm EDT - Sat, May 5, 2012
Engadget Third betas of Adobe Flash 11.3, AIR 3.3 give peeks at low-lag audio and deeper iOS support
Adobe's famous desktop browser plugin may be looking forward to a 2013 overhaul, but that doesn't mean it isn't out to improve itself in the here and now. Flash Player's 11.3 beta, for instance, rol...
10:03 am EDT - Sat, May 5, 2012
Engadget New metal mix could lead to cheap, plentiful sodium-ion batteries in gadgets
Lithium batteries very frequently power our gadgets, but the material itself isn't common and, by extension, isn't cheap. Researchers at the Tokyo University of Science aim to solve that through sod...
07:43 am EDT - Sat, May 5, 2012
Engadget XCOR Lynx propulsion tech tests well on motorcycle, suborbital trip still pricey
Before parting with $95,000 to secure a spot on the Lynx suborbital flight, you'd want to make sure the spacecraft was safe, right? XCOR doesn't blame you: it recently tested out its piston pump tec...
04:37 am EDT - Sat, May 5, 2012
Engadget Adobe issues security update for Flash player, warns against IE exploit
Internet Explorer associated with an exploit? Color us shocked. Facetiousness aside, it's seriously about time you switched over to Chrome or Firefox (as a mitigation tool; not a foolproof solution)...
03:44 am EDT - Sat, May 5, 2012
Engadget Nokia Drive, Transport features revealed, not yet heading to a Lumia near you
Did you think the addition of offline maps was the end of the update road for Nokia Drive? That's simply not so. After previewing the planned 3.0 refresh for us at Mobile World Congress, it appears ...
02:17 am EDT - Sat, May 5, 2012
Engadget BMW, Daimler partner on ultra-light Visio.M city EV
If you like the idea of German electric vehicles like the BMW i3 and i8, but you're worried they may be more than you really need when they arrive next year, you'll be glad to know that a more to-th...
12:54 am EDT - Sat, May 5, 2012
Engadget First solar-powered boat to circle the world pulls into home port, contemplates next move
It's been two years since we last heard of the 98-foot-long solar-powered boat, which at the time was gearing up for its big journey around the world. Well, some 19 months and 37,286 miles after set...
11:42 pm EDT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Engadget Dish Network, AMC dispute could see the network's channels dropped this summer
It wasn't that long ago that Dish Network was proudly offering AMC HD to its customers (especially since DirecTV didn't, which has since been rectified) but now the company is willing to let the net...
10:47 pm EDT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Engadget Dundee student designs Passive Play toy cube to stimulate parents interaction with autistic children
A University of Dundee scholar has been working on a wonderful tool that aims to evoke the emotional connection between autistic children and their parents. While we've seen novelties like the My Ke...
10:47 pm EDT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Engadget Dundee student designs Passive Play toy cube to stimulate parent interaction with autistic children
A University of Dundee scholar has been working on a wonderful tool that aims to evoke the emotional connection between children with autism and their parents. While we've seen novelties like the My...
09:56 pm EDT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Engadget Microsoft reminds users of Windows Mobile Marketplace's imminent demise
It truly is the end of an era. In just under two weeks, Microsoft will follow through with its plan to shutter the Windows Mobile 6.x Marketplace for good. In a cautionary email, Redmond asked that ...
09:20 pm EDT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Engadget AT&T CEO voices regret over iPhone unlimited data model
It's always refreshing to hear the head of a major corporation cop to past mistakes -- particularly in front of a large crowd of on-lookers. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson admitted some misgivings ...
08:52 pm EDT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Engadget UC Berkeley freshman shows us his ridiculously automated dorm (video)
Besides beer pong, the whole point of going away to college is to blossom into an independent, motivated, self-sufficient adult. That is, of course, unless your dorm's name is BRAD (Berkeley Ridicul...
08:30 pm EDT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Engadget Listen to the Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 5PM ET!
Samsung Galaxy S III. BlackBerry World. Phones with crazy amounts of RAM. Yeah, we'd say it was a pretty amazing week in mobile news, and CTIA hasn't even arrived yet! We'll have Myriam, Brad, Josep...
08:16 pm EDT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Engadget Xamarin's XobotOS opens prospect of Android port to C#, can of worms
Would it be ironic if Android developers did an end-run around Microsoft patents by using Microsoft's own C#? Or if Google kiboshed its Oracle brouhaha with the aid of none other than Redmond? We're...
07:45 pm EDT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Engadget Engadget Podcast 292 - 05.04.2012
The Engadget Podcast: it's a lot like Two and a Half Men, only you have to guess who the half is, and with lots more Galaxy S III news. Host: Brian Heater, Terrence O'Brien, Michael Gorman Producer:...
07:24 pm EDT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Engadget Spike TV airing Microsoft's 'Xbox: Entertainment Evolved' from E3, also coming to Xbox Live
Similar to last year's airing of Microsoft's E3 keynote, Spike TV's once again offering gamers who won't be making the trip to Los Angeles a quick way to enjoy a little bit of the show. The famed Ma...
06:59 pm EDT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Engadget Samsung biological analysis patent app has your best heart at interest
In Patent-application-land, the hills roll on forever, while buttercups gently ripple with the breeze. Anything is possible in Patent-application-land. In this particular filling, Samsung lays out s...
06:31 pm EDT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Engadget CERN scientists explain what would happen if you put your hand in the LHC's beam (video)
Sure, concerns about the Large Hadron Collider creating a world-destroying black hole may have been more or less put to rest, but there's still plenty of pressing questions that remain unanswered. L...
06:07 pm EDT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Engadget $129 Swivl-it is a cheaper motion-tracking dock for your smartphone, ditches built-in mic
If you're aching to bring some motion-tracking video action to your smartphone but can't stomach the Swivl's $179 price tag, you might find the new Swivl-it more palatable. For $129, you get the sam...
05:43 pm EDT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Engadget Rovio intros Angry Birds Facebook Share & Play, helps you get your feathery fix
Granted it's not quite, you know, organ donation, but Rovio's offering up some Facebook magic of its own. The casual game maker has rolled out the Share & Play feature, which lets users embed th...
05:21 pm EDT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 now available for your pre-ordering pleasure
Not sick of all the Samsung talk yet? Great news! The 10.1 version of the Galaxy Tab 2 just went up for pre-order, courtesy of the cubicle stockers at Office Depot. As previously noted, the slate's ...
04:56 pm EDT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Engadget BBC to launch app companion for Antiques Roadshow, asks you to price up British heritage
Perennial evening schedule-filler Antiques Roadshow will launch a new companion app in the UK, connecting PCs, smartphones, tablets and BBC's red button feature on TVs to the show, as it goes out li...
04:35 pm EDT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Engadget Samsung releases... Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and 10.1 source code
Did you hear the news? Y'know, about Samsung's latest release? No, not the Galaxy S III -- that's officially yesterday's news. No, today's story is all about tablets, Galaxy Tab 2's more specificall...
04:17 pm EDT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Engadget Visualized: Apple and Samsung occupy the 99 percent... of phone profits
Financial maven and maker of beautiful graphs Horace Deidu has found that between the top eight mobile phone vendors, Apple and Samsung share 99 percent of the total spoils. Of RIM, LG, Sony (Ericss...
03:47 pm EDT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Engadget Nintendo patent application tech tracks your DS from above, serves as tour guide
Nintendo is already guiding you through the Louvre with a 3DS, but a newly published US patent application takes that kind of tourism to a very literal new level. Legend of Zelda creator Shigeru Miy...
03:13 pm EDT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Engadget Jetman soars over Rio, flies circles around historical landmarks (video)
Why would you want to leap out of a perfectly good aircraft? To fly a winged jetpack over the city of Rio de Janeiro, of course. It sounds nuts, but it's just a day in the life for Yves Rossy, the s...
02:47 pm EDT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Engadget Series revisits ARM's humble beginnings, BBC Micro and all
If you read our interview with ARM co-founder John Biggs, you know the company behind the processor in mosts smartphones had quite modest beginnings, what with an office in a barn and all. But Biggs...
02:12 pm EDT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Engadget iPad drag-to-edit keyboard prototype shows Apple how easy it could be (video)
Text editing on the iPad is a bit of a slog unless you have a dedicated keyboard. One Daniel Hooper, however, has a simple but clever idea to fix this: use the keyboard as a pseudo-trackpad. As he s...
01:43 pm EDT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Engadget Distro Issue 39 takes a look back at 40 years of Atari and the console's cultural impact
If you're in the market for some weekend reading, we've got quite the issue of our weekly tablet mag in the hopper. James Trew takes a look back at 40 years of cultural impact at the hands of Atari ...
01:42 pm EDT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Engadget Google News updated with enhanced Google+ integration, real-time coverage
The good news is we're still here -- luckily. On a lighter note, though, Google's sprinkling some new features on top of its headline-loving News page. Via one of its numerous blogs, Big G announced...
01:15 pm EDT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Engadget Distro Issue 39 takes a look back at 40 years of Atari and the console's cultural impact
If you're in the market for some weekend reading, we've got quite the issue of our weekly tablet mag in the hopper. James Trew takes a look back at 40 years of cultural impact at the hands of Atari ...
12:54 pm EDT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Engadget New Leaf Credo camera back series for the Mamiya 645DF to ship in June
If you shelled out for the $5,990 Mamiya Phase One 645DF, you probably have the funds to support your photography habit. Mamiya Leaf wants you to expand your arsenal, offering three new digital back...
12:24 pm EDT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Engadget HTC exec: we didn't have much time with ICS when making Sense 4, but our skin is still better
HTC's Drew Bamford is a long-time defender of the Sense UI, but in a fresh interview he's switched tactics and rushed headlong at the competition. He told Laptop that Sense 4 beats native Android 4 ...
12:01 pm EDT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Engadget Electronic House hands out its Home of the Year awards, offers yet more excess and inspiration
Just as it does each May, Electronic House magazine has selected a handful of integrated homes and home theaters that it's deemed to be the best of the best and awarded them Home of the Year awards ...
11:44 am EDT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Engadget Samsung's Mobile Unpacked 2012 event now available to watch online (video)
Missed out on our liveblog coverage? Well, we'll deal with that later, as the whole event is now online for you to gaze at. You might want to grab a snack and coffee to tide you over though, as it r...
11:29 am EDT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Engadget Dell to upgrade unshipped Alienware orders to Ivy Bridge CPUs for free
Are you among the Alienware buyers who plunked down cold, hard cash for a new M14X, M17X, or M18X preceding the launch of Ivy Bridge, but can't stomach the thought of being stuck with Intel's second...
11:18 am EDT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Engadget CyberPower jumps on the GeForce GTX 690 bandwagon, promises to melt your eyes for $1,700
Dying for NVIDIA's latest, but not so much that you'd bother to learn to build your own PC? No worries, CyberPower's got your back, answering its competitor's GPU offerings with a resounding echo: G...
10:59 am EDT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Engadget Nikon confirms woes with D4 and D800, joins Canon in high-end doghouse
Okay Nikon owners, stop laughing at your 5D Mark III cronies for their leaky problem. That might be a drip in the pail next to your own worries -- namely, possible "lock-up", focus and viewfinder hi...
10:32 am EDT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Engadget Packard Bell EasyNote LV, TV laptops bring Ivy Bridge to speed-hungry Europeans
Most laptops being updated to Intel's Ivy Bridge processors have come from international brands, so it may be some relief to European PC buyers that Acer's local Packard Bell badge has made the leap...
09:57 am EDT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Engadget Samsung's SGH-i667 "Mandel" Windows Phone surfaces, still shrouded in mystery
Sure, today's gadget news is saturated with Samsung's new Galaxy S III, but lest we forget that it's been a hot minute since its released a Windows Phone device. The last we saw were the Focus S and ...
09:27 am EDT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Engadget Buying a $399 iPad 2? Here's the rarer, more efficient specimen you need to (somehow) track down
Not all iPads are made equal, even if they're all packaged and branded identically. There's a major new mutation within the 2nd generation tablet and it brings significantly better battery life. Spe...
09:27 am EDT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Engadget Buying an iPad 2? Here's the rarer, more efficient specimen you need to (somehow) track down
Not all iPads are made equal, even if they're all packaged and branded identically. There's a major new mutation within the 2nd generation tablet and it brings significantly better battery life. Spe...
08:18 am EDT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Engadget MTV on demand launches in the UK, now everyone's got a 'banker' for those cold nights
If you, or your kids, wish to view the dionysian exploits of Newcastle's finest at any hour of the day, then you're in luck. MTV has unveiled an online on-demand service in the UK that will allow yo...
06:53 am EDT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Engadget Google Play adds shared song playlist to Music, helps you relive your friends' terrible taste in tunes
Remember that funky beat your buddy at work shared with you over Google+? Don't bother digging through their post history, Mountain View's music service has you covered with its new "Shared wit...
05:35 am EDT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Engadget Audi, GM, others unite on 20-minute EV charging standard for green drivers in a rush
Fast-charging an EV isn't new in itself, but deciding on a standard for it is. Which is why we're glad to hear that Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Daimler, Ford, GM, Porsche and Volkswagen have all agreed to ...
04:40 am EDT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Engadget Nintendo patent application lends a look at Wii U's core technology, add-ons too
Little did we know that, just two months after we were trying the Wii U for ourselves, Nintendo was busy patenting nearly everything its unique game console would have to offer. A pair of just-publi...
03:49 am EDT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Engadget PlayThru hopes to kill text captchas with game-based authentication
At their worst, captchas are impossible to decipher; at their best, they're... fun? A startup called Are You a Human has developed PlayThru, an alternative to text-based authentication. Instead of r...
02:56 am EDT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Engadget MasterCard gives PayPass blessings to HTC One X, 16 other NFC phones
MasterCard is widening the universe of phones that officially support PayPass in a big way, with a new MasterCard PayPass Ready program certifying that devices with NFC will play nicely with its mobi...
02:24 am EDT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Engadget CFC backtracks on Slim's near-billion dollar fine in Mexico, lays out other terms and conditions
The ongoing kerfuffle between Mexico's Federal Competition Commission and Carlos Slim's America Movil (Telcel's parent company) took a drastic turn earlier today. According to the CFC, a deal has be...
01:51 am EDT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Engadget iPhone 4 named latest recipient of untethered iOS 5.1 jailbreak, exploit remains MIA
Apple's not gonna like this one, but news of the perpetual cat-and-mouse game between it and the hacking community continues with the announcement of an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1, which is no...
01:08 am EDT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III US sign-up page goes live
So enthused with the Galaxy S III that you want to know exactly when in the summer Americans can buy one? You can follow us, of course, but Samsung has you covered with a sign-up page that will take...
12:47 am EDT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Engadget Bowers & Wilkins kicks out P3 headphones, brings upscale sound to the commoners
Were you eying Bowers & Wilkins' P5 headphones, but put off by the initial $300 (now $250) sticker price and not so inclined to the in-ear C5? Someone at the company heard you, as we're now gett...
12:47 am EDT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Engadget Bowers & Wilkins kicks out P3 headphones, brings upscale sound to the commoners (update)
Were you eying Bowers & Wilkins' P5 headphones, but put off by the initial $300 (now $250) sticker price and not so inclined to the in-ear C5? Someone at the company heard you, as we're now gett...
12:21 am EDT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Engadget Microsoft breaks down Windows 8's Media Center upgrade path, Dolby codec support
Many in the Windows Media Center community were afraid that Windows 8 would mark the end of Media Center, while others thought it would be like Notepad -- present, but unchanged. In the end both wer...
11:54 pm EDT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Engadget HTC launches kickstand-tastic One S cases, we go hands-on
Kickstand lovers rejoice! Not content with jazzing up its One X flagship, HTC just sent us a set of cases made specifically for its lovely One S. These come in four colors -- gray, granita (red), na...
11:31 pm EDT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Engadget LG announces Optimus LTE2, coming to Korea mid-May with True HD IPS and 2GB RAM
Unlike today's other phone announcement, we can't say we were expecting to see LG come out with something of its own -- and it's a bit of a doozy, at that. Samsung's Korean rival decided not to let ...
11:04 pm EDT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Engadget Patent application highlights Apple's continued flirtation with haptic feedback
We could all use a little feedback, right? Even Apple. The company has been toying around with the concept of haptic feedback for a while now, at least so far as patent applications are concerned. A...
10:30 pm EDT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III wrap-up
So, it's time to take down the decorations, remove that party hat and sweep up the confetti (you can clear the unfinished drinks in the morning). As Earl's Court in London echoes with the hollow sou...
09:59 pm EDT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Engadget Beam-switching endows electron microscopes with 3D, added gross-out
Having haunted our curtailed childhoods with tiny, disgusting horrors, the scanning electron microscope is about to get a new lease of life in 3D. Researchers in Japan have figured out how to deflec...
09:36 pm EDT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Engadget Samsung Game Hub, Video Hub hands-on (video)
Sad that Samsung's rumored S-Cloud didn't appear on the scene? Well the arrival of the company's new Video, Game and Music hubs might heal the wounds. Rather than a unified service, the Galaxy S III...
09:19 pm EDT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: Hand Stylus for touch devices
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject li...
09:01 pm EDT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III gets benchmarked, shows plenty of promise
We're here on the floor at the Samsung Galaxy S III launch and we've just managed to get some alone time with the unit to get some benchmarks. Now, let's stress that the handset is a pre-production ...
08:56 pm EDT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Engadget The E382 Aerial Mapping Airplane touts unmaned cartography, ready-to-fly drone kit starting at $600
Find yourself needing custom aerial maps on the regular? Is Google just not doing the trick when it comes to resolution? Well, the folks at Event 38 have got you covered. The outfit's model E382 pho...
08:56 pm EDT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Engadget The E382 Aerial Mapping Airplane touts unmanned cartography, ready-to-fly drone kit starting at $600
Find yourself needing custom aerial maps on the regular? Is Google just not doing the trick when it comes to resolution? Well, the folks at Event 38 have got you covered. The outfit's model E382 pho...
08:32 pm EDT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Engadget AllShare Cast wireless streaming dongle for Samsung Galaxy S III -- hands-on (video)
If you're looking to pair up a brand new GS III with a bigger screen, but you're not yet part of the Smart TV generation, then this little accessory could get you out of a fix. It's palm-sized with ...
08:30 pm EDT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Podcast, live at 5:00PM ET!
No Tim this week, yet again, but Brian and Terrence will be holding things down in New York, with Michael joining via the magic of Skype. What will we be talking about today? It's looking sunny with...
08:25 pm EDT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III launching on Vodafone, Orange, O2, T-Mobile and Three in the UK
While we wait for the LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy S III to arrive in the US this summer, UK punters will have opportunities to preorder the new flagship device starting right away on these car...
08:09 pm EDT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Engadget Amazon tablet update brings parental controls, lets kids play with Fire
So you've got yourself Kindle Fire and a house full of young, impressionable children. What to do? Have no fear, update 6.3.1 is on its way, bringing with it parental controls like password protecti...
07:46 pm EDT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Engadget Samsung S-Pebble MP3 player accessory hands-on
We're here on the floor at Samsung's "next galaxy" event taking a look at the company's new S-Pebble MP3 player / accessory. Curious about how it works? Head on past the break for our initial impres...
07:26 pm EDT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III to be sold in Mobile Pin pop-up stores
At the very tail end of its Galaxy S III event, Samsung promised one more surprise -- and what it gave us was a special retail strategy. The company will be opening Mobile Pin locations, or glass-ho...
07:26 pm EDT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III to be sold in Mobile Pin pop-up stores (updated with video)
At the very tail end of its Galaxy S III event, Samsung promised one more surprise -- and what it gave us was a special retail strategy. The company will be opening Mobile Pin locations, or glass-ho...
07:05 pm EDT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Engadget Samsung launches new services for the Galaxy S III: Music Hub, S Health and more
Samsung has just taken the wraps off of its highly anticipated Galaxy S III and, in a move similar to Nokia's efforts with the Lumia line, decided to package extra services and features to further d...
07:04 pm EDT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S III now has a commercial to call its own (video)
Sure, Samsung gave us all the hard sell during today's Mobile Unpacked event, but how do you really know if you want the new Ice Cream Sandwich handset until you cast your eyes on a real live commer...
06:51 pm EDT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Engadget Samsung unveils Galaxy S III accessories
While the star of today's Unpacked event is certainly Samsung's Galaxy S III, every hero can benefit from a few good sidekicks -- or in the case of this Android superphone, accessories. Up for offer...
06:51 pm EDT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Engadget Samsung unveils Galaxy S III accessories: wireless charger, S-pebble MP3, AllCast wireless dongle in tow
While the star of today's Unpacked event is certainly Samsung's Galaxy S III, every hero can benefit from a few good sidekicks -- or in the case of this Android superphone, accessories. Up for offer...
06:46 pm EDT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Engadget Samsung announces buddy share feature, automatically sends photos to friends and family for you
Whenever we take a group photo, it's always a pain to have to go and email a copy to everyone afterwards. Good thing Samsung's rolled out a new buddy photo share feature on its new Galaxy S III to s...
06:36 pm EDT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III gets an early exclusive on Flipboard, coming to other Android phones in 'coming months'
It looks like you can now add one more popular iOS app to the Android ranks -- sort of. Samsung has managed to get an exclusive version of Flipboard for its just-announced Galaxy S III smartphone, a...
06:36 pm EDT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III gets an early exclusive on Flipboard, headed to other Android phones in 'coming months'
It looks like you can now add one more popular iOS app to the Android ranks -- sort of. Samsung has managed to get an exclusive version of Flipboard for its just-announced Galaxy S III smartphone, a...
06:30 pm EDT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III HSPA+ arriving in May, 4G version hitting North America this summer
Okay, okay, it's here -- but when can you actually get your hands on Samsung's Galaxy S III? Well, if you're in Europe, you're looking at a May 29th release for the HSPA+ version. Those of us i...
06:29 pm EDT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Engadget Samsung announces SmartStay and S Voice features for the Galaxy S III
In addition to announcing its newest flagship, the Galaxy S III, along with some nifty photo-sharing features, Samsung has just revealed two more human-friendly features that aim to further differen...
06:27 pm EDT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Engadget Samsung and Dropbox offer Galaxy S III users up to 50GB of extra storage
Samsung has partnered with Dropbox to offer extra storage for Galaxy S III owners. Once you've registered the newly minted handset, your current storage allocation will be topped up to a maximum of ...
06:11 pm EDT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III vs Galaxy S II and Galaxy S: meet the family
If you don't know where you came from, you won't know where you're going. That's why we're stacking up Samsung's Galaxy S III against the S II and the Galaxy S to see how the range has come on in th...
06:05 pm EDT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III software impressions (video)
So, you nodded agreeably when all those hardware specs were listed, but are a bit more intrigued by what Samsung's done to the Android 4.0 interface. In short, TouchWiz is still here, but there are ...
06:03 pm EDT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III vs. rival flagships: iPhone 4S, HTC One X, Lumia 900
Oh yes, it's a good time to go shopping for a smartphone, particularly if you've acquired a taste for an abundance of pixels and silicon cores. But which phones ought to be considered flagships wort...
06:02 pm EDT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Engadget Under the microscope: Samsung Galaxy S III's HD Super AMOLED display
By now you should already know that the brand-spanking-new Samsung Galaxy S III sports a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display. That's right: no "plus" here, which means this 720p panel is featuring the ...
06:02 pm EDT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Engadget Galaxy S III vs. Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy S II: what's changed?
We're here live at Samsung's unveiling of the Galaxy S III and while it was going on, we furiously built this chart to see how the biggest phone of the year stacks up against its two progenitors. He...
06:01 pm EDT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III focuses on photography sharing features, not cutting-edge optics
Samsung's Galaxy S III doesn't boast 41-megapixel captures or top-of-the-line optics. Instead, its camera's strengths are in its intelligent organization and social features, increasing the handset'...
06:00 pm EDT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III is official: 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display, quad-core Exynos processor and gesture functions
The Galaxy S III is Samsung's new flagship smartphone and it's finally broken cover at the company's stand-alone Mobile Unpacked event here in London. With a steady stream of fakes, outright leaks a...
06:00 pm EDT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III preview: hands-on with the next Android superphone (video)
You remember that Galaxy S II? A phone so good they launched it, well, a whole load of times. But after seeing phablet cousins and LTE variants, the true handset sequel is finally here. The Galaxy S...
05:30 pm EDT - Thu, May 3, 2012