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11:32 pm EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget Windows 8 renames Windows Explorer, File Explorer to help you find files instead
Come gather 'round PCs, wherever files roam, and admit Windows Explorer, simply has to go. And accept it that soon, your OS'll be Metro. If your file finding time is worth savin' -- then you better ...
11:00 pm EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget FCC Fridays: June 29, 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...
10:12 pm EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget Apple lands preliminary ban against Samsung Galaxy Nexus in the US (update: search patent the key)
It hasn't been Samsung's best week. Just days after Judge Lucy Koh granted a preliminary ban on sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1, she's following it up with a similar granted request on the Galaxy Nexus...
10:00 pm EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget Visualized: The iPhone five years after launch
In case you somehow missed it, today is an important milestone in technology nostalgia: it's the fifth anniversary of the original iPhone's launch. We'll let you explore the memories of that insane ...
09:19 pm EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget Crowd-funded group building asteroid-mapping telescope, saving Earth (video)
Just when you're numbing to robot, zombie and nuclear apocalypse scenarios, some old-fashioned asteroid paranoia pops up to surprise you. The B612 Foundation, which gets funding from, well, anyone, ...
08:56 pm EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget Recon goggles gain Facebook integration and augmented reality at Google IO (hands-on video)
Remember that Android SDK Recon Instruments finally unveiled for its heads-up display goggles? Well the company was showing off the fruits of its labor here at Google I/O 2012 with two demos -- spec...
08:46 pm EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget Rdio goes minimalist, tries another redesign on for size
Finally get settled into the last Rdio redesign from just a few months ago? Well, we're afraid you've got a bit more adjusting to do. The streaming music service has now rolled out another sweeping ...
08:15 pm EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus L7 review: a beautiful, entry-level Android 4.0 smartphone with LG's new UI 3.0
Consider your last trip to the car dealership. Let's say you saved up and hit up BMW. While you might've looked at -- or even test driven -- the M3, there's a good chance that your better judgment (...
07:55 pm EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget Listen to the Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 5pm ET!
Regular time, regular place. Wait, what? For such a hectic and crazy week as this, it's equally astounding to think that we'll be doing the Engadget Mobile Podcast the usual way -- Friday afternoon ...
07:30 pm EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget Cracking the Nexus Q, Google's 25-watt amplified obsession
"We're missing a nut," says a bemused Matt Hershenson, former Danger founder and now Google's director of hardware for Android, pointing at a vacant spot on an exploded photo of the Nexus Q. Its par...
07:00 pm EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget IRL: Bose SoundLink, DropCopy and Worldmate Gold
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. Happy Frid...
06:47 pm EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget Jelly Bean port passes the butter to the Galaxy S III, ROM flashing required
It took only one day for devs to unleash Jelly Bean 4.1 from its server confines and out into the eager underbelly of Android's community. And those enterprising hackers haven't wasted any time gett...
06:47 pm EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget Jelly Bean port passes the butter to the Galaxy S III, ROM-flashing required
It took only one day for devs to unleash Jelly Bean 4.1 from its server confines and out into the eager underbelly of Android's community. And those enterprising hackers haven't wasted any time gett...
06:26 pm EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget Sony drops VAIO T from free PlayStation offer, hikes real cost of entry to $970
Remember how it seemed too good to be true that Sony's back to school promo would let you buy a VAIO T and get a free PlayStation 3 or Vita worth a third of the value of the Ultrabook you just bough...
06:00 pm EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget Maingear Pulse 11 review: a small and surprisingly powerful gaming laptop
More Info Alienware's M11x is no more, bigger is apparently better Maingear's Pulse 11-inch gaming laptop has designs on M11x mourners Origin PC joins the 11-inch, rebadged gaming l...
05:46 pm EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget New system lets you type with your brain using MRIs
This isn't mind reading, per say. Instead Bettina Sorger, Joel Reithler, Brigitte Dahmen and Rainer Goebel at Universiteit Maastricht have figured out a way to monitor the flow of blood in the brain...
05:26 pm EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget HP plans to hold off on building ARM-based Windows tablets, focus on x86 instead
Whether it's put off by Microsoft's own push into tablets with Surface or just taking a wait-and-see approach, HP has now confirmed that it won't be among those offering ARM-based Windows 8 (or RT) ...
05:21 pm EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget BMW and Toyota sign deal to collaborate on sports car and EV technology
There's not a lot of specifics to be had on this one just yet, but BMW and Toyota have inked a new deal that will see them collaborate on far more than the batteries they've already agreed to work o...
04:59 pm EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget Flickr brings in Nokia map data for precise geotagged photos, Instagram shots just got eerily accurate
Open Street Map has been helping Flickr display geotagged shots for some time. That crowdsourced map data has led to more than a few photos being located in a gray blob, however, which is why Yahoo ...
04:38 pm EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget ASUS' Cedar Trail-loaded EeeBox EB1030 nettop keeps your desk clean, thumbs green
We've seen a fair share of space-saving nettops pass through our very own crowded halls, so what's one more to add to the list? Especially when it's one being flaunted as the most eco-friendly, ener...
04:17 pm EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget PSA: The end of MobileMe is nigh, time to move on or move out
The death knell for MobileMe has been ringing for some time, but if you've had your hands on your ears, hoping it'd go away, sadly this isn't the case. Tomorrow sees the service hang up its storage-...
03:54 pm EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget Microsoft lists 180 countries in Windows Phone 8 Marketplace, says apps can filter by screen size
Now that the dust has settled on the big Windows Phone 8 hoedown, Redmond is filling in the details of all its announcements. To wit, it just released a list of the 180 countries that will get acces...
03:32 pm EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget World's smallest 4K USB 3.0 camera delivers 21 frames per second, fits in pockets
After proving that a 1080p webcam on USB 3.0 was possible, to the surprise of none, Point Grey's latest addition is a little more impressive, This "ice-cube sized" camera can pipe 4,096 x 2,160 imag...
03:09 pm EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget Government-backed movie streaming service coming to China in Q4, bringing Paramount titles along
Government-helmed China Movie Channel's site M1905 announced this week that it's joining forces with Jiaflix -- a consortium comprised of Hollywood-types like former Columbia exec Sid Ganis -- to lau...
02:44 pm EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget Delta expanding Gogo in-flight WiFi to select international flights beginning in 2013
Delta Airlines isn't a stranger to offering WiFi on many of its domestic US flights, but using Gogo's air-to-ground connection setup has essentially kept it from taking off over the seas. That's all...
02:26 pm EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget Gigabyte launches Aivia Xenon dual-mode touchpad mouse
When our eyes first landed upon the device from Gigabyte you see above, it took them a few seconds to work out exactly what they were looking at. There's a reason for that, though, as the Aivia Xeno...
02:08 pm EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget Google+ patent app details myFaves-like carrier contacts integration with social network circles
With more carriers pushing unlimited calling plans, we can't say there's necessarily a need for the friends and family features of yesteryear on this side of the Atlantic, but plenty of networks bey...
01:59 pm EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget Twitter for Windows Phone gets pushy, adds Notifications support
Starting this week, Windows Phone users with a Twitter fixation will have a much easier time feeding the little, blue, bird-shaped beast. The latest update to the app features long-awaited Notificat...
01:51 pm EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget U.S. Cellular pledges to carry Windows Phone 8 devices in the fall
U.S. Cellular has confirmed to PC Mag that it's "excited" by the prospect of carrying Windows Phone 8 handsets when they land later this year. A PR person even went as far as saying that WP8 "will b...
01:30 pm EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget Distro Issue 47: Made in the USA edition
It's that time of the year when folks in the US of A tend to get a tad bit patriotic. Pretty soon, those of us in the States will be all about grilling and putting back a few hot dogs and / or hambu...
01:16 pm EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget Inside Google's amazing Accessory Development Kit demo hardware (video)
The coolest thing at Google I/O this year isn't a cheap tablet or a pair of overpriced glasses or even a killer keyboard. It is, believe it or not, an alarm clock. But not just any alarm clock -- th...
01:11 pm EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget Samsung brings out WB100 camera with 26x lens for zoom-loving Brits
Samsung has been quiet on the superzoom camera front, but it's leaping back into the fray with the WB100. The camera doesn't have the longest zoom we've seen, but with a 26x lens and a wide-angle 22...
01:00 pm EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget Nike+ FuelBand iOS app updated to run along your Path, sync in the background
If you decided to snag the latest Nike+ wristband earlier this year, you're about to get some added functionality thanks to an iOS application update. First, the outfit has added Path integrati...
12:49 pm EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget Verizon says Share Everything, and now you finally can
When Verizon finally came good on its Share Everything promise, mobile matrimony on the big red finally seemed a solid reality. If your team couldn't wait to get its sharesies on, then rest easy, as...
12:24 pm EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget Instagram adds Photo Page to web: new colors, user comments, not much else
Instagram's been moving along briskly with its Android and iOS apps, but the hipster-tinter-photo-sharing-Facebook acquisition's web presence has been lagging behind in comparison. But there's good ...
12:01 pm EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget Minitel to be shut down tomorrow: France bids adieu to the internet's precursor
Back in the mid-80s, the idea of transferring funds, checking your email, buying stocks and booking a trip online was all a faraway dream. But if you happened to be in France at the time, you might'...
11:39 am EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget Virgin Mobile to carry iPhone from today, Sir Richard does his best Fonz impression
Virgin Mobile is offering the iPhone to its prepaid customers as of today. The Sprint-owned subsidiary is using the event to kickstart a new retail strategy that will see the company open branded re...
11:21 am EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget Ultrabook sales up in first half of 2012, Windows 8 waits patiently
We've seen so much Ultrabook news recently we're beginning to think they're catching on. Market research firm the NPD Group has stepped in to confirm our suspicions, reporting a 39 percent jump in s...
10:43 am EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget Google helps train developers, hook up universities in new education programs
While it only just revealed Google Developers Live earlier last week, offering interactive broadcasts and tutorials, the hardware-dabbling giant has now kicked off two more programs to support its d...
10:16 am EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget Shuttle takes quiet nettops down the Cedar Trail, intros XS35V3 and XS35GTA V3
Nettops have slipped a bit out of vogue, but Shuttle is keeping the flame alive for those who like their desktops tiny and hushed. The XS35V3 and XS35GTA V3 have moved on to more contemporary Cedar ...
09:47 am EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget Chrome 20 browser released: exclusive 64-bit Linux Flash, less MacBook crashes
If your new MacBook is having kernel panics, or you're forced to run a 32-bit browser in Linux because you need Flash, Google's brought relief with version 20 of Chrome. While acting sheepish about ...
09:47 am EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget Chrome 20 browser released: exclusive 64-bit Linux Flash, fewer MacBook crashes
If your new MacBook is having kernel panics, or you're forced to run a 32-bit browser in Linux because you need Flash, Google's brought relief with version 20 of Chrome. While acting sheepish about ...
09:14 am EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget Peel AllPlay TV unites media sources for Android fans, puts them in harmony with Google TV
It's been a awhile since we caught up with Peel, but the company has certainly been putting its time to good use with a big update to its Android app at Google I/O. A new AllPlay TV component acts p...
08:41 am EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget Android PC gets wrapped in maple, hits that premium sweet spot
If you feel that a typical barebones Android PC really won't do alongside your chaise longue and stack of hardback first editions, you may be interested in Jeffrey Stephenson's latest case mod. Unde...
08:02 am EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget Foursquare Connected App platform lets other apps interact with check ins
It turns out Foursquare's massive 5.0 revamp was just the start of the changes, as the location sharing app unveiled a new twist with the launch its Connected Apps platform. Available as a developer...
07:31 am EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget Splashtop for iPad gets major update: Retina support, new UI, easier remote desktopping over the web
If you wake up to find the Splashtop Streamer widget on your PC or Mac begging to be updated, then it's probably worth it -- especially if you have a new iPad lying around. Splashtop 2 has been opti...
07:31 am EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget Splashtop for iPad gets major update: Retina support, easier remote desktopping (update: but at a price)
If you wake up to find the Splashtop Streamer widget on your PC or Mac begging to be updated, then it's probably worth it -- especially if you have a new iPad lying around. Splashtop 2 has been opti...
06:58 am EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget Reuters: RIM could open up BlackBerry network to others, Ballmer
The Q1 earnings news from RIM of layoffs and a delay in its next generation of handsets has unsurprisingly led to some rumors from the usual "people familiar with the situation," according to Reuter...
06:58 am EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget Reuters: RIM could open up BlackBerry network to others, join up with Ballmer
The Q1 earnings news from RIM of layoffs and a delay in its next generation of handsets has unsurprisingly led to some rumors from the usual "people familiar with the situation," according to Reuter...
06:02 am EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget Hulu Japan lands HBO content, but don't expect any changes in the US
Hulu Japan has mailed in a status update noting that its content library has increased by more than 300 percent since launching last fall, now amounting to over 800 films and around 6,900 TV shows. ...
05:29 am EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget Rice University researchers create spray-on battery, powered bathroom tiles
Liquid solar cells are pretty neat, to be sure, but current-generating paint can be a hard color to match. Good thing, then, that researchers at Rice university have developed the perfect complement...
04:42 am EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget GameStop plans to sell Nexus 7, starts taking Android tablet trade-ins
Google's Andy Rubin suggested the Nexus 7 would reach third-party US stores eventually -- we just didn't think it would be this quickly. GameStop says it's taking pre-orders for the 16GB version of ...
03:55 am EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget Adobe confirms it won't support Flash on Android 4.1, stops new Flash installs from Google Play on August 15th
Adobe was very public about dropping mobile Flash last fall. In case that wasn't clear enough, the developer just drew a line in the sand: Android 4.1 doesn't, and won't ever, get certification for ...
03:16 am EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget Onkyo to deliver 11.4 DTS Neo:X surround sound on latest receivers
While still a far cry from 64 speakers, Onkyo and DTS teamed up to bring the first 11.4 channel surround sound to your home theater. At the top of the trio of new receivers is the TX-NR5010. It is t...
02:32 am EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget Coca-Cola's A011 vending machine keeps drink cool without using (much) power
So maybe that self-chilling soda didn't pan out, but Coca-Cola is working on another method for keeping its beverages cool without using power. In partnership with Fuji Electric Retail Systems, the ...
01:47 am EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget Qualcomm restructures itself for summer, R&D division becomes wholly owned subsidiary
You know all those lawsuits swirling about in the tech industry? Yeah... Qualcomm is looking to avoid some of the weighty implications of courtroom battles with an air gap strategy that will restruc...
12:54 am EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget Bing Venue Maps gets global-sized update, makes Euros' shopping trips easier
In case you thought all those 165TB of satellite shots would slow down the Bing Maps updates -- think again. And while this one might not be as loaded as the aforementioned goods, the latest refresh...
12:16 am EDT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Engadget Canon 7D 2.0.X firmware update scheduled for August, brings plenty of free fixins
It's hard to believe, but the last the last time we covered a major firmware update for Canon's 7D DLSR the iPhone 4 was still fresh in our minds. Now, nearly two years later, Canon is offering up a...
11:46 pm EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget Pentagon starts Phoenix trial to harvest defunct satellites, MacGyver new ones from orbit
The Phoenix Frankenprogram to harvest the corpses of expired satellites and cobble together new ones seemed like one of DARPA's more daft ideas, but this one has actually kicked off its first phase ...
11:17 pm EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget Ideum unveils speedy Platform and Pro multi-touch tables, says PixelSense ain't got nothin' (video)
Who knew giant multi-touch tables would trigger the next big speed race? Ideum clearly thinks that the PixelSense-based Samsung SUR40 is lagging with that AMD Athlon II X2, because it just rolled ou...
10:55 pm EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget Valve Source Filmmaker makes a movie out of any Source game, now you're directing with Portals (video)
Creating machinima with a video game engine usually requires accepting one of two truths: either that it will require a lot of fudging or that it will have all the sophistication of playing with act...
10:35 pm EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget Apple Senior VP of Hardware Engineering Bob Mansfield to retire, be replaced by Dan Riccio
Apple has announced that its Senior VP of Hardware Engineering, Bob Mansfield, will retire and over the course of the next few months transfer his role to Dan Riccio. Mansfield is credited with leadi...
10:28 pm EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget Yamaha Vocaloid on Miselu Neiro synth: exclusive hands-on at Google IO 2012 (video)
Did you enjoy our first look at the latest apps being showcased on Miselu's Neiro Android-powered synth here at Google I/O 2012? Want more? You've come to the right place. As promised here's an excl...
10:16 pm EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget Nexus Q hacked to run Android games in under 24 hours
The word "run" in the headline is chosen very carefully. Developer Christina Kelly managed to get Swords and Soldiers up and running on the Nexus Q, but the game is not actually playable. Without a ...
10:00 pm EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget Infrared telescope can pick out the atmosphere on distant planets, smell what the aliens are smelling
Astronomers in Chile using the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope are now able to analyze the atmosphere on faraway planet Tau Bootis b. Using CRIRES, a supercooled infrared spectr...
09:41 pm EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget RIM: QWERTY BlackBerry 10 phone launches in 'close proximity' to its all-touch cousin
RIM hasn't had much good news to offer along with its glum fiscal first quarter, but it has given a reason to mark early 2013 on the calendar if you're a BlackBerry fan. CEO Thorsten Heins revealed...
09:29 pm EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget Google Chrome for iPhone hands-on
Today's Google I/O keynote was, as expected, all about the Chrome. Easily one of the biggest among the company's laundry list of announcements surrounding the operating-system-turned-browser has to ...
09:13 pm EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget Google Drive for iOS hands-on
It's an exciting time when two worlds collide, especially for iOS users that have an affection for Google services. The head honchos in Mountain View took to the stage at Moscone West today and anno...
08:57 pm EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget Xbox Music said to rival Spotify and iTunes, Microsoft to make a mark in music
Xbox Music is coming to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, that much we know. We also know that the Zune brand is dead. But whether the new service will be a simple rebadge or an entirely new beast rema...
08:41 pm EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget Nintendo takes on Disney veteran as senior VP for digital in US, gets serious about this whole internet thing
Nintendo hinted it was improving its notoriously rudimentary online access with word of the Nintendo Network early this year, and was even more adamant at E3 about making a big push into digital vid...
08:25 pm EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget RIM announces Q1 earnings: $518 million net loss, 5,000 job cuts, BB10 not due until Q1 2013
The last quarter has been about as rough as they come for RIM, and it's now detailed just how things stacked up in terms of hard numbers. For the first quarter of its 2013 fiscal year, the company b...
08:23 pm EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget Recon Instruments defrosts its Android SDK at Google IO (video)
Ski season (in the northern hemisphere at least) was in full swing when Recon Instruments announced that it'd be providing developers with an Android SDK for its HUD alpine goggles. Now, most of tha...
08:11 pm EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget Orange France begins nationwide NFC SIM rollout in the name of 'Libert, Egalit, Fraternit'
NFC's potential uses are numerous -- contactless mobile payments, automated actions and content sharing to name a few -- but aside from its scattered inclusion in a limited number of handsets in the ...
07:54 pm EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget JVC unveils ADIXXION camcorder -- the second X is for 'xxtreme'
Sony's not the only one looking to edge in on the action camera game ruled by the likes of GoPro and Contour. JVC this morning claims to have "upped the ante" with the GC-XA1 ADIXXION -- and it's a ...
07:39 pm EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget Microsoft reportedly plans Windows 8 upgrades all the way from XP, wants us to just let go of the past
Microsoft has been promising a cheap-and-cheerful upgrade path to Windows 8 for those who buy new PCs. But what about that five-year-old PC in the basement? If the historically well-connected Mary J...
07:09 pm EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget Google TV will get subscription billing, support for movie and TV purchases in Google Play
While it didn't merit a spot in either keynote, the Google TV platform is also getting an updated version of the Google Play store. Along with a new UI that looks a lot like the one on other Android...
07:00 pm EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III for T-Mobile review
More Info Samsung Galaxy S III (I9300) review Samsung Galaxy S III review shootout: AT&T and Sprint Samsung Galaxy S III (T-Mobile) hands-on If three's a crowd, the Samsung Galax...
06:47 pm EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget Sanwa stereoscopic YouTube viewer turns your iPhone into a big-screen 3D TV
Japanese iPhone owners are being given the chance to bathe in the nostalgic glow of the old 3D View-Master -- only now, the pictures will actually move. The Sanwa device works in a similar manner to...
06:32 pm EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget Dolphin unveils Garage, API access for add-ons and web apps
The Dolphin browser has earned quite a following, by offering a healthy mix of speed and features. Now the company is opening up its offerings to further expansion though an open API service called ...
06:12 pm EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget Sergey Brin hopes to bring Google Glass to market in 2014
If you're not one of the lucky few who met Google's requirements (be a U.S. citizen attending IO) and don't have $1,500 to drop on an early dev unit of an unproven technology, you might be wondering...
05:48 pm EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget Google sends Chromebooks to some Best Buy and Dixons stores, starting today
Google is getting serious about spreading the reach of Chromebooks. At its day two I/O keynote, it just revealed that the Chrome OS laptops are in 100 Best Buy retail stores across the US, effective...
05:47 pm EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget Google Compute Engine brings Linux virtual machines 'at Google scale'
As anticipated, Google has just launched its cloud service for businesses at Google I/O 2012, called Google Compute Engine. Starting today "anyone with large-scale computing needs" can access the in...
05:36 pm EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget Google Drive: 10 million users served
Day two of Google I/O 2012 has started, and Big G just gave us an update on the success of its cloud storage solution. Google Drive's been accessed by over 10 million people, which comes out to abou...
05:36 pm EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget Google announces offline editing for Docs, available later today
We're live at day two of I/O and the theme of this keynote is all about "Going Google." With this focus on Mountain View's various cloud-based apps, Clay Bavar, Director of Product Management for Go...
05:33 pm EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget Google Drive client comes to Chrome OS and iOS, available today
Windows, Mac and Android users are no longer alone in their access to Google Drive's online repository. Now iOS and Chrome OS users can install a client and pull down their data and docs (though, th...
05:24 pm EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget Google puts Chrome on iPhone and iPad
Google just did what many thought wasn't possible -- it just put mobile Chrome on iOS. Both iPad and iPhone users will get the app, either with incognito browsing, syncing and that unique tabbed bro...
05:24 pm EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget Google puts Chrome on iPhone and iPad (update: video)
Google just did what many thought wasn't possible -- it just put mobile Chrome on iOS. Both iPad and iPhone users will get the app, either with incognito browsing, syncing and that unique tabbed bro...
05:24 pm EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget Google puts Chrome on iPhone and iPad (update 2: it's out!)
Google just did what many thought wasn't possible -- it just put mobile Chrome on iOS. Both iPad and iPhone users will get the app, either with incognito browsing, syncing and that unique tabbed bro...
05:18 pm EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget Chrome tops 310 million users, almost 100% growth over last year
Last year at Google IO, the company was bragging that it had racked up 160 million Chrome users. Since then, that number has nearly doubled, with the company claiming 310 million active users. Those...
04:57 pm EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget Live from Google IO 2012's day two keynote!
We're not done. Not. Even. Close. The day one keynote may have been full of fun but we're expecting even more from day two. What sort of things? Well, why don't you tune in and find out, right here ...
04:54 pm EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget Apple reportedly planning major iTunes overhaul, better iCloud integration and sharing
While Google is beefing up its ecosystem, Apple is also planning some big changes to its iTunes platform according to Bloomberg. Sources inside the company claim, by the end of the year iTunes will u...
04:42 pm EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget Google Play lets you update and uninstall apps from the comfort of your browser
It's surely been a crazy couple of weeks for the folks at Google. The company clearly has more new features than it can shove into a couple of lengthy keynotes -- like functionality for Play that le...
04:00 pm EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget Nexus 7 review: the best $200 tablet you can buy
In 2008, when the Eee PC was revolutionizing the computing world and driving every manufacturer to make cheaper and smaller laptops, Sony washed its hands of the whole thing. The "race to the bottom...
03:47 pm EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget HTC One V quietly pops up at Virgin Mobile USA for $200, iPhone tags along for online orders
HTC had broadcast its intentions to bring the One V to the US this summer, and that's exactly what it's doing, even if it's keeping the formalities to a minimum. Virgin Mobile has started selling th...
03:33 pm EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget Control4 delivers home automation Starter Kit for under $1,000 including installation, we go hands-on
Replacing a house full of switches and dials with a single remote seems a desirable proposition, but less-than-intuitive setup processes and fees that run far into the thousands make a disconnected ...
03:00 pm EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget The Modbook Pro gets official, CEO Andreas Haas talks success in an iPad world
You'd be forgiven for assuming that the ModBook dream died with release of the first iPad. After all, the first version of the hacked notebook predated Apple's announcement by a couple of years. Whe...
02:49 pm EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget Lenovo LePhone K860 surfaces with quad-core Exynos processor, 5-inch screen, and Android 4.0
This one isn't fully official just yet, but Blog of Mobile has turned up some pictures and specs for a new Lenovo LePhone K860 that would appear to one-up the company's existing offerings. Perhaps m...
02:42 pm EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget LG VS950 hits the FCC with Verizon LTE, looks suspiciously like the Optimus Vu
LG and Verizon have something special in the works, and judging from the information we were able to glean from some mysterious documents submitted to the FCC (and subsequently approved today), it a...
02:37 pm EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile USA's former CEO Phillipp Humm to become chief executive at Vodafone on October 1st
Less than 24 hours after the unexpected news that Phillipp Humm had penned his resignation as T-Mobile USA's CEO, Reuters is now reporting he himself has said a chief executive position awaits him a...
02:00 pm EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget Android 4.1 Jelly Bean review: a look at what's changed in Google's mobile OS
Google's next iteration of Android wasn't quite the full-point release jump that many of you were perhaps anticipating. Rather than using Google I/O 2012 as the launching pad for Android 5.0, we're ...
01:33 pm EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget TomTom opens up MapShare to all 60 million of its GPS units (video)
TomTom has seen the inexorable rise of smartphone navigation and decided that it needs a cheaper way of updating its head units. Its cunning solution has been to open its MapShare community to all 6...
01:00 pm EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget Visualized: Kinetisphere takes Nexus Q into another dimension at Google IO 2012 (video)
What you see here is arguably be the coolest thing on display at Google I/O 2012 -- an 8-foot, 300-pound Nexus Q replica (complete with LED ring visualizer) mounted on a robot arm. This interactive ...
12:30 pm EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget Nexus 7 early benchmarks: full Tegra 3 performance on the cheap
Are you totally, utterly and irrevocably impatient? Then head past the break for some very early benchmarks we grabbed from a pre-production (hand-built) Nexus 7 in London. Our full review will have...
12:03 pm EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget 3DS XL to get Circle Pad Pro treatment, become that much larger
Nintendo's latest oversized handheld not big enough for you? Maybe another Circle Pad Pro will help. According to Japanese gaming publication Famitsu, the Big N is poised to give the freshly announc...
11:32 am EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile brings out new mobile data plans mainly for the suits and ties, makes overage optional
T-Mobile just updated its prepaid data plans a month ago, and now it's the corporate crowd's turn for a shakeup. The new (and quite frankly daunting) array of primarily business-minded plans is bas...
10:57 am EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget Nexus 7 8GB coming to UK mid-July for 159, 16GB version arriving at retailers July 27th for 199
We've just had word from ASUS that the 16GB variant of the Nexus 7 will arrive on UK shelves on July 27th -- slightly later than the 8GB model, which will be sold exclusively through Google Play fro...
10:36 am EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget BT kicks off 330Mbps 'FTTP on Demand' trials, reveals pilot locations
Not everyone is apparently in love with British operator BT's green boxes. Still, that isn't stopping the company from serving up its high-fiber diet to those who want to have speedy Internet connec...
09:56 am EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget Netflix fires back in UK streaming war, says it has Fox TV shows too, plus Arrested Development
Just days after Lovefilm touted its TV and movie deal with 20th Century Fox, Netflix UK is promoting its own TV show additions from the studio, including an exclusive on The League. While we're not ...
09:12 am EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget Regenerative medicine pioneer continues changing lives with first successful laryngotracheal implants
Dr. Paolo Macchiarini is no stranger to world firsts, and less than a year after performing a synthetic windpipe transplant, the Karolinska Institute Professor has coordinated no less than two succe...
08:34 am EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget Verizon FiOS TV finally set to enforce CableCARD restrictions
Verizon launched its fiber to the home service the same year CableCARD was released, but Verizon's implementation has always been a little different. For starters, Verizon got an extra year before i...
08:05 am EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: LUMOback Smart Posture Sensor thrums when you slouch, charts your laziness (video)
LUMOback wants to show all those DIY posture dilitantes what's what with its Smart Posture Sensor, an app and hardware combo that tracks your carriage and vibrates when you hunch. The thinnish 8.5mm...
07:28 am EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget VESA's Mobility DisplayPort standard links smartphones to PC displays, jabs MHL
If you own a modern Android smartphone, there's a reasonable chance you're familiar with MHL for video out to a TV. The format saves the trouble of adding an extra port, but it's really only intende...
06:51 am EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget Ubiquitous nanotubes could reboot Edison-era nickel-iron battery technology
Back in the 1920s, Thomas Edison's dream of an electric automobile was ultimately foiled by those meddling petroleum engines. But thanks to nanotube research from Stanford University, one legacy from...
06:09 am EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget AIR.U to bring Super WiFi to small college towns, Microsoft and Google to be part of the process
Looks like town and gown communities will be among the first to experience "super WiFi," the high-speed broadband made possible, in part, by TV. After getting the FCC nod back in the fall of 2010, t...
05:18 am EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget Google Drive SDK version 2 supports Android and iOS apps, common file tasks
Virtually every corner of the Google universe is being touched at Google I/O, and that now includes Google Drive. A version 2 update to the Drive SDK gives Android and iOS developers the option of b...
04:41 am EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus Vu 'Value Pack' Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade on the way in Korea
LG's Optimus Vu still has yet to debut in the US, but Korean fans of the extra-wide 5-inch phablet can soon enjoy a new "Value Pack" upgrade. It brings the phone to yesterday's-news Android 4.0 Ice ...
03:41 am EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget Android 4.1 Jelly Bean preview download is live, probably won't work on your Galaxy Nexus -- yet
Google has opted to deliver Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as an OTA update to the ICS already on the Nexus phones and tablets it just handed everyone at I/O 2012, and there's a manual download link availab...
03:41 am EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget Android 4.1 Jelly Bean preview download is live, probably won't work on your Galaxy Nexus -- yet (Update)
Google has opted to deliver Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as an OTA update to the ICS already on the Nexus phones and tablets it just handed everyone at I/O 2012, and there's a manual download link availab...
02:48 am EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget Japanese robot trolls humans at rock-paper-scissors, sadly wasn't named the UMADBRO 9000 (video)
Japan got itself in the good graces of many a Futurama fan after creating Bender's ancestor. Then again, another Japanese robotic creation -- one that specializes in rock, paper, scissors -- may act...
02:00 am EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget Google IO 2012's second keynote is tomorrow, get your liveblog right here!
It's hard to imagine Google managing to one-up its first keynote -- skydiving into the roof of Moscone from a blimp is pretty tough act to follow -- but that doesn't mean the company is out of surpr...
01:45 am EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget Editorial: Engadget on Jelly Bean, Nexus Q, Nexus 7 and Project Glass
Phew! On the heels of big events from Apple and Microsoft, Sergey and co. got their time to shine at the Google I/O event this week in San Francisco. The show kicked off with a a keynote that featur...
01:36 am EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget Google includes Jelly Bean easter egg in Android 4.1: yes, it's cute (video)
In Gingerbread, those tapping repeatedly on the version number with Android's "Settings" menu were greeted with a picture of "zombie art" by Jack Larson. In Honeycomb, a bee found its buzz. In Ice C...
01:15 am EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget BlueStacks brings Android apps to OS X, wolves planning a rest with some lambs
BlueStacks is releasing the first public alpha of its Android App Player capable of running on OS X. The virtualization company's software is powered by its Layercake technology and includes a bundl...
12:27 am EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget Nexus 7 guidebook appears on Google Play, teaches you how to blink, manage Google Now cards
Trapped in that post-Google I/O funk of hurry up, pre-order and wait? Maybe this can satiate your desires: a Nexus 7 guidebook detailing the basics of Mountain View's upcoming slate. The digital tom...
12:01 am EDT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Engadget Google teases Web Lab beta, an intersection of art, technology and the internet?
In case you didn't get enough Google I/O news today, the Chrome team has just let loose a video teasing the launch of Web Lab beta. We aren't exactly sure what the Mountain View crew is up to, but a...
11:39 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Android 4.1 SDK hands-on
Too lazy to download and install the brand new Android SDK yourself, don't feel like tweaking an AVD for optimal operation? Don't know what an AVD is? We don't blame you, and that's why we're here. ...
11:22 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Epic Games: Infinity Blade on iOS more profitable by the pound than any other game we've made
Traditional console makers have often sworn up and down that mobile doesn't make money for game development. That might still be true for some developers, but you'll get a very different answer if y...
10:56 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 800 and 710 updated to Windows Phone 7.5, finally get to Tango
We'd heard that the Lumia 800 and 710 were to get Windows Phone 7.5 sometime soon, but the time has officially arrived for these two to Tango. Today Nokia announced that the fresh code has already s...
10:56 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 800 and 710 get Windows Phone 7.5 update, finally get to Tango (updated)
We'd heard that the Lumia 800 and 710 were to get Windows Phone 7.5 sometime soon, but the time has officially arrived for these two to Tango. Today Nokia announced that the fresh code has already s...
10:32 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget YouTube for Android 4.0 ends buffering on your favorite videos with precaching, adds remote
As Google I/O 2012 rolls along, the YouTube team is updating its Android app to v4.0 with a load of new features, but you'll need at least Android 3.2 to take advantage of them (at least for now, se...
10:29 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Google's Andy Rubin: Nexus 7 may head to retail, but we're not changing tablet app policies
We've got good news and bad news in equal measure for those pining after a Nexus 7 of their very own. If you're reluctant to spend that much hard-earned cash at the Google Play Store, Google's senio...
10:14 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Nokia's 808 PureView will not be sold by major UK carriers, time to save up some pounds
If you Brits were looking forward to utilizing the 808 PureView's 41-megapixel sensor while sipping Pimm's this summer, well, be prepared to pay a hefty price. We've heard from O2, Three and Everyth...
09:46 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Modbook teases a 'Pro' announcement on Facebook
Modbook -- now there's a portmanteau we haven't heard in a while. Looks like that'll change this week, however. The company has offered up the intriguing promise that "imagination goes pro. Tomorrow...
09:23 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Visualized: photos of the glass block you get when you pre-order Project Glass
$1,500? That's a lot for some highfalutin' glasses, but we just couldn't resist. After wrapping up with the keynote, both myself and Darren Murph hopped in line and signed up for our very own pairs ...
09:00 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Atari: celebrating 40 years on the dots
Forty years. That's a long time in the tech industry and Atari knows it. Today it celebrates four decades in the game, and quite the tale it is. Highs, lows and everything in between, Atari has been...
08:34 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Vizio XVT CinemaWide TV goes on sale, 21:9 movie purists celebrate the end of black bars
It's been a long, long wait for Vizio's ultrawidescreen LCD TV to show its face: the company was promising such sets starting around this time last year that ultimately missed the October and subseq...
08:16 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Nexus Q social streaming device hands-on
What is the Q? Well, it's a ball... a ball that plays music. And videos. And it also lights up. It's what Google is calling it a "social streaming device" but what's most important is that this is f...
08:08 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget More Google Glass details: experimenting with connectivity options, control possible via voice
While Vic Gundotra wasn't willing to talk Glass in our run-in here at Google I/O, a few others were. In speaking with folks from Google, we learned a few new details about the project, while confirm...
07:52 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget See Google's Nexus Q dissected piece-by-piece courtesy of Wired
We generally have to wait for a device to hit the FCC or wind up with the likes of iFixit to see it thoroughly dissected, but Google has changed things up a bit for its new Nexus Q media hub. It's p...
07:36 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Nexus 7 tablet hands-on (video)
We had a pretty good idea that this little guy was going to be making an appearance at Google I/O this morning and, sure enough, it's here. Not only is it here, it's in our hands. Meet the Google Ne...
07:35 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Google's IO 2012 keynote is up in video form, in case you missed the skydivers the first time
Yeah, two hours can be a lot of press conference to sit through, but if you took a bathroom break, got a drink or just blinked, you might have missed some of the action-packed spectacle that was tod...
07:25 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Google Earth 7.0 for Android brings new, super-detailed 3D maps for some cities
Here's a bit of a surprise that slipped under the radar during the Google I/O keynote: Google Earth for Android has been updated to 7.0 to take advantage of the new 3D map technology it unveiled at ...
07:25 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Google Earth 7.0 for Android brings new, super-detailed 3D maps for some cities (update: video)
Here's a bit of a surprise that slipped under the radar during the Google I/O keynote: Google Earth for Android has been updated to 7.0 to take advantage of the new 3D map technology it unveiled at ...
07:24 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Photos of Google's Vic Gundotra wearing the latest, blue-hued Glass prototype
Sergey Brin briefly pulled out a light blue prototype of Google Glass whilst on stage at Google I/O, and as it turns out, those are evidently the latest and greatest models that the company is willi...
07:24 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Sprint Galaxy S III making its way to stores July 1st
We were originally expecting it to show up last week, but "overwhelming demand" prevented the Samsung Galaxy S III from arriving in Sprint stores for an unknown period of time. The Now Network has f...
07:07 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Google IO keynote roundup: Project Glass, Nexus 7, Nexus Q and Jelly Bean
Did you keep up with everything Google announced at today's I/O keynote? Believe us, we had a difficult time too. Covering everything from Jelly Bean to jumping out of perfectly good airplanes, ther...
06:54 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Google Chrome for Android comes out of beta, hits Play today
Sick of hearing about Google yet? Perhaps you're not. The search giant has unleashed one final bit, quietly announcing that Chrome for Android has finally emerged from its beta stage as a stable rel...
06:52 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Google Maps offline for Android is available today in version 6.9
Google showed off offline Google Maps at its event earlier this month, and now during I/O it's ready to turn the feature on. We've got a couple of video trailers for offline Google Maps here (embedd...
06:52 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Google Maps offline for Android is available today in version 6.9, also Compass Mode for Street View
Google showed off offline Google Maps at its event earlier this month, and now during I/O it's ready to turn the feature on. We've got a couple of video trailers for offline Google Maps here (embedd...
06:40 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Google unveils $1,500 Project Glass Explorer Edition, takes pre-orders for 2013 only at Google IO
We've been wondering when non-Googlers could get their hands on Project Glass in earnest, and now we know: the company is opening up pre-orders for Glass Explorer Edition, a developer version of its...
06:22 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Google's Project Glass gets some more details
Google's Project Glass has been one of the most anticipated and hyped projects to come out of Google in quite some time. After a rather epic demo the company finally gave us a slightly deeper look a...
06:05 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Sergey Brin demos Project Glass onstage at Google IO (video)
It's hard to ignore Google's X Lab-born Project Glass. News of the slim-lined, scifi goggles' existence first surfaced this past February and it wasn't long after that Mountain View's own elite bega...
05:59 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Google+ on Android, iPad goes tablet-sized
Google+ just got a makeover very recently, but it was still very much oriented towards phones -- that's been solved as of today. The social networking app is now optimized for Android tablets ...
05:59 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Google+ has 250 million users, more mobile than desktop
Google wasn't going to leave its budding social layer (don't call it a network) out of today's IO fun. It gave itself a bit of a pat on the back for (probably) exceeding people's expectations. For a...
05:58 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Google wants you to join the party, announces Google+ Events
At the tail end of today's Google I/O keynote, the company demoed Google+ Events, which, as you might imagine, let's you invite your virtual buds to an in-person hangout.Google wants you to joi...
05:58 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Google Q is 'Designed and Manufactured in the U.S.A.'
Google didn't touch on it during its keynote, but The New York Times' John Markoff has the story on one fairly unique feature of the Q home media device: the base of the device proudly boasts that i...
05:58 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Google Nexus Q is 'Designed and Manufactured in the U.S.A.'
Google didn't touch on it during its keynote, but The New York Times' John Markoff has the story on one fairly unique feature of its new Nexus Q home media device: the base of the unit proudly boast...
05:58 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Google wants you to join the party, announces Google+ Events (video)
At the tail end of today's Google I/O keynote, the company demoed Google+ Events, which, as you might imagine, let's you invite your virtual buds to an in-person hangout. You've probably alread...
05:39 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Google Nexus Q lets Android owners pull media from the cloud, shipping for $299 in mid-July
...And the Nexus Q is official. Google's first consumer electronics product is a small, sphere-shaped device that will work with the Nexus 7 tablet and other Android devices to stream media from the...
05:39 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Google Nexus Q lets Android owners stream media from the cloud, shipping for $299 in mid-July
...And the Nexus Q is official. Google's first consumer electronics product is a small, sphere-shaped device that will work with the Nexus 7 tablet and other Android devices to stream media from the...
05:30 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Google modifies Maps, YouTube for Nexus 7 tablet
We've seen Google take Maps indoors, with interior schematics and even photos, but the Nexus 7 tablet brings a new twist to that familiar nav experience with 360-degree venue photos. Engineering Dir...
05:30 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Google modifies Maps, YouTube for Nexus 7 tablet (video)
We've seen Google take Maps indoors, with interior schematics and even photos, but the Nexus 7 tablet brings a new twist to that familiar nav experience with 360-degree venue photos. Engineering Dir...
05:19 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Google makes the Nexus 7 tablet official: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and a $199 price (video)
Some of the mystery has been taken out of it, but Google has officially taken the wraps off of the Nexus 7, its first reference-grade tablet. The 7-inch slate is the first and currently only device ...
05:18 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Google brings incremental app updates, added encryption measures to Android
Google has just announced a new feature for Google Play that's sure to please anyone who's sat though an app update that never seemed to end. It now offers what it calls "Smart App Updates," which w...
05:18 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Google Play starts selling movies, TV shows (single episode or full season) and magazines today
The Android Market became Google Play to focus on how it pushes media, and now it's adding a few new options. On stage at Google I/O 2012 the company just announced it's adding support for the purch...
05:16 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Google Play hits 600,000 apps, 20 billion total installs
Google during its I/O keynote hit a symbolic milestone: it now has 600,000 apps in the Google Play Store. As well, the store is clearly hitting a brisk pace in adoption, with 1.5 billion downloads e...
05:08 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Google: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean coming to Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S and Motorola Xoom mid-July
As is the norm for developer summits, Google's kicking off I/O with a keynote highlighting whatever the heck it wants to. Jelly Bean is, of course, one of the big topics of discussion at today's ses...
04:59 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Google Now revamps search integration in Android 4.1 Jellybean
Google just officially unveiled its next iteration for Android -- Jelly Bean 4.1 -- and now we're getting to see the various "buttery" improvements the company's worked into the OS. Hugo Barra, Dire...
04:59 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Google Now revamps search integration in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Google just officially unveiled its next iteration for Android -- Jelly Bean 4.1 -- and now we're getting to see the various "buttery" improvements the company's worked into the OS. Hugo Barra, Dire...
04:58 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Jelly Bean home screen revealed, automatically accomodates your apps and widgets
It's a pain manually moving apps and widgets on Android screens, ain't it? Well, at Google I/O 2012, the folks in Mountain View have just given us some Jelly Bean salve to soothe that irritation. Th...
04:58 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Android 4.1 Jelly Bean home screen revealed, automatically accomodates your apps and widgets
It's a pain manually moving apps and widgets on Android screens, ain't it? Well, at Google I/O 2012, the folks in Mountain View have just given us some Jelly Bean salve to soothe that irritation. Th...
04:58 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Android 4.1 Jelly Bean home screen revealed, automatically accommodates your apps and widgets
It's a pain manually moving apps and widgets on Android screens, ain't it? Well, at Google I/O 2012, the folks in Mountain View have just given us some Jelly Bean salve to soothe that irritation. Th...
04:57 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Google details Jelly Bean NFC features: Android Beam upgrade, tap-to-pair speakers
During today's Google I/O keynote, Director of Product Management Hugo Barra detailed Jelly Bean's NFC updates, including Google Beam enhancements and a new tap-to-air feature for Bluetooth speakers...
04:55 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Android Jelly Bean input options include updated keyboard, offline voice dictation
On stage at Google I/O, the company is showing off its newest features for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, which include a new keyboard that predicts your next word, and voice typing that works even when yo...
04:48 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Project Butter improves Android 4.1's speed to a silky-smooth 60FPS
As part of its unveiling of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Google has unveiled Project Butter, a major effort to squash Android's frequent problems with device lag, as well as Systrace to help diagnose per...
04:43 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Google: 400 million Android devices, one million activations a day
Google has just kicked off its I/O keynote with some big new numbers to share. It now says there are 400 million activated Android devices out there, and one million activations per day. That's up f...
04:41 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Jelly Bean, Android 4.1 revealed by Google
It's seems like only yesterday we were all crowded around our laptops, watching a live stream and getting amped for Ice Cream Sandwich. Truth is, that was six months ago now and, while most of the A...
04:41 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Jelly Bean, Android 4.1 revealed by Google, rolling out in mid July
It's seems like only yesterday we were all crowded around our laptops, watching a live stream and getting amped for Ice Cream Sandwich. Truth is, that was six months ago now and, while most of the A...
04:41 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Jelly Bean, Android 4.1 revealed by Google, rolling out in mid-July
It's seems like only yesterday we were all crowded around our laptops, watching a live stream and getting amped for Ice Cream Sandwich. Truth is, that was six months ago now and, while most of the A...
04:36 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Google cuts the price of the Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ to $349, adds Jelly Bean
Jeez Louise, Google's 2012 I/O opening keynote has barely begun and much of the news has already leaked out on the company's own Play Store. Add this to the list: Google is dropping the price of the...
04:28 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Live from Google IO 2012's opening keynote!
June is drawing to a close and we're back in San Francisco for what will be the last major event of the month. It's Google's I/O developer conference and it starts today with the first keynote. Set ...
04:26 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Google's Nexus 7 cover turns up on the Play store, will set you back $20
Not surprisingly, Google will have some accessories for its new Nexus 7 tablet, including a cover that also leaked out a bit early though Google Play (and spotted by MoDaCo's Paul O'Brien). As you c...
04:25 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget $399 Triad speakers for Nexus Q surface in Google Play store
Well, we certainly know what's coming at 12:30. In addition to outing the Nexus 7 tablet and Nexus Q media-streaming device, the Play store has a listing for $399 Triad bookshelf speakers "designed ...
04:20 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Sprint's 4G LTE coming to five markets July 15th
Already got the Sprint LTE-enabled handset, but still waiting for the network to kick in? Good news if you happen to live in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City or San Antonio -- Sprint today anno...
04:20 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile US CEO Philipp Humm resigns, Jim Alling takes over as interim CEO
Philipp Humm, the CEO of T-Mobile US, has resigned, according to a report from All Things D. While no official reason has been given, an official statement given to the publication tells us that Hum...
04:15 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Google to hand over $25 Play credit with each Nexus 7 tablet purchase
Among the premature Google Play leaks this morning is a line about a purchase bonus, to ship alongside each Nexus 7 tablet. As a temporary incentive, Mountain View is offering customers a $25 credit...
04:14 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Lenovo begins Ice Cream Sandwich rollout to ThinkPad Tablets stateside
Today may be the day the world meets Jelly Bean -- Android's 4.1 evolution -- but that doesn't mean the 4.0 upgrade train needs to stall. While overseas owners of Lenovo's ThinkPad Tablet began to s...
04:05 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Google leaks Nexus Q video and images ahead of IO keynote
Speaking of Google-related leaks, we've got another one for you. After a bit of digging, we were able to hunt down some images of the rumored Nexus Q, and it now seems inevitable that we'll be getti...
04:00 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Miselu Neiro synth at Google IO: exclusive first look at apps from Korg and Yamaha (video)
Remember Miselu's Neiro -- that prototype app-based Android-powered synth we last played with at SXSW? Not only is it being showcased at Google I/O 2012 here in San Francisco, but we got an exclusiv...
03:54 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Google's Nexus 7 tablet outed before IO
Well, it looks like the leaks were accurate. This morning, just an hour ahead of Google I/O's initial keynote, Android Police got its hands on what appears to be a press shot of Mountain View's 7-in...
03:54 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Google's Nexus 7 tablet outed before IO 2012 (update: now with specs, price)
Well, it looks like the rumors are true. This morning, just ahead of 2012's Google I/O initial keynote, Android Police dug up what looks to be an official press shot of Mountain View's unannounced 7...
03:46 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Boost Mobile takes BlackBerry Curve 9310 to the US, spices it up with $30 unlimited BBM, voice and text plan
RIM gave the impression when it unveiled the BlackBerry Curve 9320 and 9220 that its lowest-cost Curves were doubtful prospects for the US. Thankfully, that's been proven wrong by Boost Mobile, whic...
03:28 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Sirius XM details GoogleTV app ahead of the IO party
The fine folks at Sirius XM just couldn't wait for Google I/O to kick off. Yesterday the satellite radio giant tipped off Reuters (not that it was the only one "spilling the beans," mind you), and t...
03:11 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Acer launches 11.6-inch Sandy Bridge TravelMate B113
4GB of RAM, half a TB of storage, Sandy Bridge and an 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 panel starting at €450 (about $563), sounds like a pretty sweet deal on a last-gen ultrabook right? Well, Acer's Trave...
02:41 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Sony's Action Cam prototype is incredibly small, we go fingers-on at CE Week in NYC
CE Week isn't typically a venue for major product introductions, then again neither is Sony's blog. Last night, we got a sneak peek at the company's new Action Cam on the aforementioned site, and th...
02:14 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Spotify releases artist-branded apps, Quincy Jones and Rancid pick your music for you
Finding new music can be difficult. And sure, internet radio services like Pandora are all well and good, but can you really trust their algorithms to chose your music for you? What you need is an e...
01:46 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Georgia Tech's Shimi robot wants to rock with you all night, rock the night away
Shimi certainly has the makings of a viral video hit, but its creators at Georgia Tech want you to know that there's more to the dancing robot than just a pretty face. The "interactive musical buddy...
01:21 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Robotic quadrotors' training now complete, proven with razzle-dazzle Cannes show (video)
We've watched our potential quad-mech overlords from KMel Robotics evolve from agile solo acrobats to worker bees to deft synchronized performers. It seemed only a matter of time before they would h...
12:50 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Sirius XM gives Google TV a Stern look, plans radio app for this summer
Sirius XM has long had a love affair with Android, going so far as to build an Android-powered satellite radio just a few months ago. That flame is burning for at least a little while longer with pla...
12:26 pm EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Google offers free online course to turn you into a 'power searcher'
If you're game for learning some new search tricks, they may as well come from the hive mind itself. Mountain View is currently accepting registrations for "Power Searching with Google," a free-of-c...
11:58 am EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Researchers partially automate CPU core design, aim to fast track new PC processor production
Tired of the year wait (or more) in between new silicon architecture offerings from Chipzilla and AMD? Well, if some Wolfpack researchers have anything to say about it, we'll measure that wait in mon...
11:14 am EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget New child-friendly Vinci Tab II 'M' is smaller, lighter, cheaper
If your Vinci II tablet was working out your children's arms, more than their minds, then fear not. The makers have just announced the arrival of a new, lighter "M" model. The 5-inch kiddie slate is...
10:32 am EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Pew survey finds that 17 percent of US cellphone users go online mostly on their phones
It should hardly come as a surprise that folks are spending more and more of their time online on their cellphones, but a new Pew study released today has shed a bit more light on just how common th...
09:56 am EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget BT unites Openzone and Fon as a single WiFi hotspot service in the UK
Just when you were finally beginning to understand the difference between Openzone and Fon, British operator BT has decided to merge them into a single hotspot service called BT Wi-fi -- creating wha...
09:30 am EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Google tablet will indeed be co-branded with ASUS, says insider
We already suspected as much -- not least from the FCC filing above -- but an unnamed executive at Asustek Computer Inc has reportedly just confirmed that Google's much-rumored new tablet will be co...
09:30 am EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Google tablet will indeed be co-branded with ASUS and will target Amazon, says insider
We already suspected as much -- not least from the FCC filing above -- but an unnamed executive at Asustek Computer Inc has reportedly just confirmed that Google's much-rumored new tablet will be co...
09:14 am EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Court upholds EU antitrust decision against Microsoft, reduces fine slightly to $1.07 billion
Europe's second-highest court has finally denied Microsoft's 2008 appeal of its 899 million euro ($1.35 billion) EU antitrust fine, while reducing the award to 860 million euros ($1.07 billion). If ...
09:06 am EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget UCLA researchers develop nanoscale microwave oscillators, promise better and cheaper mobile devices
At a size of just 100 nanometers, it may not be much to look at, but a new type of microwave oscillator developed by researchers at UCLA could open the door to mobile communication devices that are ...
08:26 am EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget CCNY, UC Berkeley develop lasers that could rewrite quantum chips, spin those atoms right round
Computers are normally limited by the fixed nature of their chipsets: once the silicon is out of the factory, its capabilities are forever locked in. The City College of New York and University of Ca...
08:03 am EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Cablevision launches iOS app to track down Optimum WiFi hotspots, keep you off the 3G sauce
Some internet purveyors make a big fuss over having public WiFi. It's not often that they go out of their way to help you find that WiFi, however, and that's where CableVision's recently posted (but...
07:27 am EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget FishPi sets course for the open sea, captained by a Raspberry Pi
Raspberry Pi's journey to reach owners has been a lengthy one, but Greg Holloway is preparing to send his board on a longer voyage -- one across the Atlantic. Nestled inside a tupperware tub, the Ra...
06:49 am EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget DC Comics arrive on Nook Tablet, Barnes & Noble lets you watch, zoom the Watchmen
When we initially did our Nook Tablet / Kindle Fire battle royal, the choice between the devices for comics fans largely came down to the preference between the Marvel and DC universes. The lines, h...
06:00 am EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget MediaTek MT6577 helps push dual-core Android 4.0 smartphones under $200 contract-free
It isn't hard to get an Android 4.0 phone under $200 if you're willing to sign your life away with a contract. Getting one that's worthwhile at that same figure contract-free, however, requires some...
05:08 am EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Microsoft dishes details on Windows 8 Photos app
Microsoft's been dishing out details on all kinds of goodies we'll see in Windows 8, and the Photos app is the latest to get the behind the scenes treatment from the Building Windows 8 blog. If you ...
04:27 am EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget LIPC weapon combines lasers and lightning, proves soldiers are a bunch of nerds
The problem with laser weapons is this -- they need a lot, a lot of power. Seriously. Some of those big, plane-mounted prototypes choke down enough juice to power a whole city. Not so with the Laser...
03:51 am EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Ematic unwraps 9.7-inch eGlide Pro X tablet, widens its Android 4.0 horizons in a literal sense
Ematic has a tendency to release a lot of tablets, so what's one more? In the case of the eGlide Pro X, quite a bit. The newly shipping model uses a 9.7-inch, 4:3 ratio display that will be quite fa...
03:14 am EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures Blu-ray set hits shelves September 18th
Fans of the Indiana Jones series already got the good news in March that the flicks are finally coming to Blu-ray this year, and now we know when. Paramount has set September 18th as the release dat...
02:34 am EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Pioneer SMA wireless speakers put AirPlay, HTC Connect in one happy family
Apple and HTC might be at each other's throats in court, but they're living in peace and harmony in Pioneer's world. The fresh new SMA wireless speaker line supports both Apple's AirPlay format and ...
02:34 am EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Pioneer SMA wireless speakers put AirPlay, HTC Connect in one happy family (update: hands-on photos)
Apple and HTC might be at each other's throats in court, but they're living in peace and harmony in Pioneer's world. The fresh new SMA wireless speaker line supports both Apple's AirPlay format and ...
02:11 am EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Congress to hold a hearing tomorrow on the Future of Video
If you're reading this, then you're probably always looking ahead at what technology might bring next. Tomorrow at 10AM ET, US Congress members of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology w...
01:44 am EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Judge Koh stops US sales of Galaxy Tab 10.1, puts a smack down on Samsung
Thought Samsung was out of the woods when it defeated Apple's attempt to prevent it from selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 stateside? Well, Apple appealed that decision and was given a second crack at bann...
01:44 am EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Judge Koh stops US sales of Galaxy Tab 10.1, puts a smack down on Samsung (updated)
Thought Samsung was out of the woods when it defeated Apple's attempt to prevent it from selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 stateside? Well, Apple appealed that decision and was given a second crack at ba...
01:16 am EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Google adds same-site recommendations to +1 buttons, but only for platform preview testers
On the eve of its I/O event, Google is continuing to roll out new features, one of which is expanded functionality for its ubiquitous +1 sharing buttons that can be found all over the web (and ...
12:38 am EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Nintendo 3DS XL caught on video, gets manhandled abroad
Nintendo's new 3DS XL was just revealed last week, but we didn't have to wait long for the plus-sized handheld to get put through its paces. Puissance Nintendo got its game on with Nintendo's newest...
12:17 am EDT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Engadget Samsung's 27-inch Series 9 LED monitor hits US retailers
Samsung wasn't saying much about US availability when it showed off its new Series 9 monitor back at CES in January, but it's now finally confirmed that it will be available at a number of different...
11:33 pm EDT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Engadget Apple opens iTunes Store in Hong Kong, Taiwan and 10 other Asia-Pacific territories
Many Apple fans on the opposite side of the Pacific from Cupertino haven't had much of a choice to shop from iTunes, even though they've had the App Store for some time. There's now a much better se...
11:03 pm EDT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Engadget Sony teases ruggedly handsome 'action camera,' has GoPro in its sights
It's lights, camera, action cam over at Sony's blog. The company is giving the world a teaser of a new "hi-def wearable video camera" that looks to be an answer to the GoPros and Contours of the wor...
10:49 pm EDT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Engadget Matrix One is a $99 ICS tablet that could ship to retailers next month... but probably won't (hands-on)
From Barcelona to Hanover to Vegas and Taipei, we've seen our fair share of low-end Android tablets, some of which actually offer a bit of promise, and get it done for under 200 bucks. And while eve...
10:34 pm EDT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Engadget Boogie Board Jot eWriting pad hands-on (video)
It's been quite some time since we've heard from Improv Electronics, maker of writing tablets such as the Boogie Board Rip. The company was on hand at CEA today to tease its latest device, the Boogi...
10:21 pm EDT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Engadget Polaroid Z2300 hands-on
Polaroid. The brand is iconic, to put it lightly. In the post film age however, the company has fought to stay relevant without completely sacrificing its identity at the altar of the digital photog...
10:05 pm EDT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Engadget FutureDash EnergyBuddy hands-on (video)
We've seen more than a few energy monitors, but how many of them offer a pretty light show on the side? The EnergyBuddy -- first unveiled as a prototype at CES but just now inching toward a full lau...
09:59 pm EDT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia Neo L peels back the covers for FCC
Remember that low-end Xperia handset that surfaced earlier this month with a one-way ticket to China? Well that 4-inch ICS device, the Neo L, has just made its many assets known for the folks at the...
09:29 pm EDT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Engadget Apple pitches data center near Reno, gambles iCloud will pay off among other puns
Apple data centers are popping up like spring flowers: following its North Carolina, Oregon and California plans, it's now pitching a fourth data center in Sparks, Nevada, just outside of Reno. The ...
08:58 pm EDT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Engadget YouTube for PS Vita now ready, will help you watch more kitties than Killzone
Sony promised us a YouTube app for the PlayStation Vita this month, and although it's just sliding under the wire, that app is here. The viewer as it hits the console will play videos over 3G and Wi...
08:35 pm EDT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Engadget Facebook's Find Friends Nearby feature falls off the map, leaves buddy locating to other social apps
We're happy to chat up our Facebook friends on the web, but empowering them to track us down in person makes that virtual social experience feel a bit too real. Perhaps that was the reasoning behind...
08:15 pm EDT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 305 - 06.26.2012
This is the week of Google I/O and we're kicking the show off with a look at the new Sony NSZ-GS7 set-top box. We've also got some bad news for Windows Media Center fans, good news for Super Hi-Visio...
08:00 pm EDT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Engadget Google IO 2012 kicks off tomorrow, get your liveblog right here!
Hey, remember that keynote last year where Google unveiled Ice Cream Sandwich before showing off Google Music and the Open Android Accessory standard and [email protected] before giving away 5,000 Galaxy...
07:28 pm EDT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Engadget Apple's Podcasts app for iOS hands-on
Can't wait for the inevitable release of iOS 6 to get an Apple-sanctioned standalone podcast app of your own? Great news! Those rocking 5.1 and higher can roll on over to iTunes to pick up the strai...
06:45 pm EDT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Engadget Acer Iconia Tab A700 review: a 10-inch ICS tablet with Tegra 3 and a 1920 x 1200 display
We'll skip the long contextual intro about how high-powered Tegra 3 tablets are becoming a dime a dozen and get straight to the meat: the new Acer Iconia Tab A700 is an NVIDIA-powered slate with a s...
06:21 pm EDT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Engadget Bad Posture tells you to sit up straight, replaces your mom with an Arduino
At certain point in every geek's life, their mother gives up and stops yelling at them to sit up straight. If the lack of constant reminders to maintain good posture has you slouching and hunching, ...
05:44 pm EDT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Engadget Google's Jelly Bean cup runneth over, kills grass in the process
Happy Google I/O week! Why not celebrate with a giant jelly bean or 12? The search giant clearly has some big, colorful plans for later this week, including, perhaps, another entry in its delicious ...
05:41 pm EDT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Engadget Apple releases its own Podcasts app for iOS devices
We've had some indication that podcasts would be receiving an app of their own with iOS 6, but it looks like we won't have to wait that long after all. The company has just released its own app, dub...
05:39 pm EDT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Engadget NTT DoCoMo unveils the Drive Cradle 02 that turns your tablet into a jumbo GPS
NTT DoCoMo is announcing its Drive Cradle 02 that turns five-to-seven-inch tablets into GPS units. Pairing up with the network's Drive Net navigation service, the hulk of plastic will pair with NEC...
05:00 pm EDT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Engadget Nokia 808 PureView review: the future of mobile imaging, wrapped in smartphone's past
More Info Nokia announces 808 PureView: Symbian Belle, 4-inch display, 41-megapixel camera! Nokia 808 PureView impressions, camera showdown with the iPhone 4S and HTC One S Nokia 808 ...
05:00 pm EDT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Engadget Nokia 808 PureView review: the future of mobile imaging, wrapped in the smartphone past
More Info Nokia announces 808 PureView: Symbian Belle, 4-inch display, 41-megapixel camera! Nokia 808 PureView impressions, camera showdown with the iPhone 4S and HTC One S Nokia 808 ...
04:49 pm EDT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Engadget HTC Connect certifies AV gear for your One series phone, Pioneer lines up
HTC is going on something of a certification tangent: it's following its PlayStation Suite approval with its own program, HTC Connect. Home AV equipment with the label promises to lift the standards...
04:24 pm EDT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Engadget Microsoft patents recording device to curb shortened attention spans
Time was, secretaries executive assistants were tasked with the chore of summing up a meeting's minutes so the less focused suits could play catch-up afterwards. Not so with this vision of the autom...
03:55 pm EDT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Engadget Huawei pushes Ascend D Quad production to August, pins it on processor hiccups
Those of us yearning to bring Huawei's Ascend D Quad on summer vacation will have to file that dream away for next year. The company's consumer division chief, Yu Chengdong, has pushed back the phon...
03:29 pm EDT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Engadget Qualcomm to deliver Snapdragon SDK to Android developers
At this year's Uplinq conference, Qualcomm hit Android developers with some exciting news. In the coming months, the chip maker will deliver a Snapdragon software development kit (SDK) that will prov...
03:00 pm EDT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Engadget Sony NSZ-GS7 Google TV review
More Info Sony's second try at Google TV brings Blu-ray player, streaming box and a new remote Google TV goes international, Sony NSZ-GS7 set-top box up for preorder in the US and UK ...
02:27 pm EDT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Engadget BlackBerry Messenger for BlackBerry 10 gets a possible first sighting, themes to fit that chatty lifestyle
It was scarcely a day ago that we got a first peek at what could be the first BlackBerry 10 devices -- and now we're looking at what may be BlackBerry 10's cornerstone app, a reworked BlackBerry Mes...
02:00 pm EDT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Engadget Cisco rolls its first Linksys 802.11ac WiFi router and bridge, kicks off Connect Cloud app platform (video)
Cisco won't be the fastest out of the gate with an 802.11ac WiFi router, but it's certainly one of the most ambitious. The dual-band Linksys EA6500 and a companion, single-band Universal Media Conne...
01:30 pm EDT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Engadget Native Firefox Android browser adds speed, Flash, HTML5 and a fresh look (hands-on)
After a brief stretch in beta followed by some vague teasing, Firefox's native Android app update is finally set to hit Google Play. While there are a raft of other bells and whistles -- a new welco...
01:15 pm EDT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Engadget Vizio's Google TV box emerges as the Co-Star Stream Player, goes up for pre-order in July with OnLive gaming
Remember the Vizio VAP430 Stream Player that we tried during CES? Half a year later, the Google TV hub is getting full launch details, just in time for Google I/O. Along with receiving the much more...
01:09 pm EDT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Engadget Space X successfully test-fires Merlin 1D engine, forgets to buy marshmallows
SpaceX has added another string to its now weighty bow by successfully test firing the Merlin 1D engine, which will propel future craft into the thermosphere. The 1D is the sequel to the Merlin engi...
12:32 pm EDT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Engadget WiFi alliance begins hardware testing on Passpoint cell-to-hotspot roaming program
It was over a year ago now that we heard about the WiFi Alliance's intention to certify hotspots and simplify the potential for mobile handovers. Now, it's just announced hardware testing of its WiFi...
11:56 am EDT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Engadget US Army breaking up with A160 Hummingbird drone-copter, says it's too high maintenance
It's not me, it's you. The US Army's dalliance with Boeing's A160 Hummingbird drone got one step closer to Splitsville after the military branch issued a stop-work order for the project. Initially s...
11:22 am EDT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Engadget Google simulates the human brain with 1000 machines, 16000 cores and a love of cats
Don't tell Google, but its latest X lab project is something performed by the great internet public every day. For free. Mountain view's secret lab stitched together 1,000 computers totaling 16,000 ...
10:31 am EDT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Engadget PSA: PS3 firmware update landing today
Sony's third-generation console is primed for new firmware, set to arrive later today and looks to be a largely audio-based refresh. Version 4.20 improves support for Sony's own PlayStation 3 Wireles...
09:58 am EDT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Engadget Wolfson confirms the Samsung Galaxy S III uses its audio chip
The Galaxy S III was widely tipped to possess a Wolfson digital-to-analog converter for high quality audio output -- a feature not seen in this range since the first Galaxy S. That notion has just b...
09:37 am EDT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Engadget New wireless transmission tech hits 2.56Tbps, leaves WiFi feeling inadequate
Stoked about the gigabit speeds your new 802.11ac WiFi router is pumping out? One group of scientists hailing from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and universities in the US, Israel and China isn't ...
08:58 am EDT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Engadget Licensed Portal 2 turret replica to arrive later this year, leave ammo at home
If an enthusiast-built Portal 2 turret piques your interest, Gaming Heads' Valve-licensed miniature replica may very well force your wallet open. Modeled using Portal 2's in-game assets and cast in ...
08:12 am EDT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Engadget Lego and Google Chrome team up, want to cover Australasia in your models and plastic bricks (video)
Lego has allied itself with Google's Chrome browser, creating a web app that lets users craft their own houses, creatures and models, and then delicately place them across the whole of Australia and...
07:46 am EDT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Engadget Lightroom 4 finally floats into Adobe's Creative Cloud
Adobe's primary tool for tweaking and organizing photos was always destined to be part of the Creative Cloud offering, but for whatever reason it didn't make it in time for launch. As of today thoug...
07:00 am EDT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Engadget Dell XPS 14 review: a 14-inch Ultrabook with Ivy Bridge and graphics might
While we can't say that we universally liked Dell's first attempt at an Ultrabook, the XPS 13 we reviewed about three months ago, we can quite confidently say that it earned our respect. Here was a ...
07:00 am EDT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Engadget Dell outs XPS 14 with optional mobile broadband, XPS 15 with Kepler graphics
Dell's XPS 13 Ultrabook has been rather lonely since it launched in early 2012, but the company is introducing two new laptops to round out the updated XPS line. Today it announced the 14-inch XPS 1...
06:17 am EDT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Engadget Custom PC desk case combo ditches glass, metal for wood
Desk case PC mods have lit up our radar before, but a modder by the name of Pirate -- who's no stranger to us -- has dropped the typical glass and metal enclosure for medium-density fiberboard. Thou...
05:38 am EDT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Engadget PLX's XWave Sport gives brainwave interfaces a casual look, triggers '80s flashbacks
Brainwave-guided interfaces are common. Most of the time, though, they're not what we'd call subtle. PLX Devices hopes to have that licked through the XWave Sport, a brain interface that disguises a...
04:52 am EDT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Engadget Microsoft accentuates the positive, gives Windows Phone 7.8's new start screen a closer look (video)
Reactions to news that Windows Phone 7 devices would never turn into Windows Phone 8 handsets were decidedly mixed, but the company is now making sure people know just what's in the coming "pattern ...
04:07 am EDT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Engadget OLED Lego train station emerges from Adafruit and Arduino gear, minifigs to get home on time
Who knew Lego characters had to be somewhere in a hurry? Adafruit did, as it just whipped up a minifig-sized train schedule. The invention mates one of Adafruit's own 1-inch OLED boards with an Ardu...
03:18 am EDT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Engadget Seagate and DensBits team up on solid-state drives for the home, call truce in the HDD versus SSD war
It's an understatement to say that Seagate started off on the wrong foot in its attitude towards solid-state drives: the company only slowly came around to embracing flash memory, and then mostly for...
02:38 am EDT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile to offer prepaid and monthly4G service at participating Dollar General stores
Don't let Carly's leather skinsuit fool you -- Magenta may be rebranding with a focus on high-speed network flash, but it hasn't forgotten the budget base it's built upon. Starting this July, the ope...
02:00 am EDT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Engadget Fujifilm outlines X-Pro1 lens roadmap, brings zoom at last this fall
If there's been one outstanding gripe with Fujifilm's X-Pro1 camera, it's been the absence of zoom lenses; short of French kissing the subject, you might not get the photos you want. While there isn...
01:29 am EDT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Engadget NASA's Seven Minutes of Terror: Curiosity's precarious Mars landing explained (video)
Edited and scored with dramatic tension of a summer blockbuster trailer, NASA's put together a gripping short clip that dresses down Curiosity's mission to Mars for the layman. The "car-sized" rover...
12:57 am EDT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Engadget Bing Maps gets another 165TB of satellite images, Google Earth seen sulking in a corner
Thought that Google had cornered the market on free, overhead-view photo mapping solutions? You clearly don't reside in Redmond, because Bing Maps' aerial image library just got another 165TB worth ...
12:28 am EDT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Engadget Nokia's Play To app now available for Lumia devices, enables DLNA-connectivity
Hot on the heels of its Camera Extras app, Nokia is again satiating Lumia owners' hunger for expanded features with its recently released (and officially out of beta) Play To app for Windows Phone. ...
11:54 pm EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget Google: Chromebooks now serve web-happy students in over 500 European, US school districts
Whatever you think of the latest round of Chromebooks, school districts have clearly latched on to existing models. Over 500 school districts across Europe and the US are currently deploying the Goo...
11:22 pm EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget Angry Birds Heikki: because F1 and fort-breaking games are like peanut butter and chocolate
We've seen Angry Birds go into strange places both figurative and literal, but Formula 1 racing? That's a less natural mix than a peanut butter cup. As a way of backing race driver and fellow Finlan...
10:59 pm EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget Hands-on with G-Technology's Mac-friendly, USB 3.0-packing G-Drive slim
When we set out to get hands-on with a hard drive, of all things, you can bet we're going to do more than just pick it up and marvel at how lightweight it is. Here at a gdgt event in New York City, ...
10:37 pm EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget Marquee Media Center hands-on at gdgt Live in NYC 2012 (video)
Winning gdgt's StartUp contest has its perks -- just ask recent winner Marquee, which is showcasing version 2.0 of its Media Center here on the showfloor. The imposing device, currently available on...
10:37 pm EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget Marquee Media Center hands-on (video)
Winning gdgt's StartUp contest has its perks -- just ask recent winner Marquee, which is showcasing version 2.0 of its Media Center here on the showfloor. The imposing device, currently available on...
10:21 pm EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget iRobot Roomba 790 with Wireless Command Center hands-on (video)
What to get the homeowner who has everything? Perhaps a robotic vacuum styled in the fashion of an RC toy will fit the bill. Here at a GDGT event in New York City we happened upon iRobot's Roomba 79...
10:05 pm EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget Must See HDTV (June 25th - July 1st)
Louie Comedian Louis CK's offbeat comedy show returns to FX this week for its third season, and while it's not distributed via a PayPal-supported downloadable honor system, we'll watch anyway. The s...
09:51 pm EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget Amazon Lockers hit 7-Elevens in Washington DC, let you grab your parcel and a Slurpee
The convenience of shopping at Amazon just got bumped up a few notches in the Northern Virginia sector of Washington DC. Folks who swear their delivery person never rings the bell before dropping of...
09:34 pm EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget Microsoft's Xbox 360 $99 on-contract deal expands to Best Buy, Gamestop
The Xbox 360 pilot program's breaking out of its Microsoft Store-only confines and heading to more ubiquitous electronics retailers Best Buy and GameStop starting today. If you'll remember, Redmond ...
09:10 pm EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 5:30PM ET
It's Monday, which means it is time for you 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 topics after the bre...
08:59 pm EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget Crayolascope hacks toys into foot-thick 3D display
Artist Blair Neal, as many other great creators have before him, turned to children's toys as the source of inspiration for his latest project. Crayolascope is a rudimentary 3D display hacked togeth...
08:37 pm EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget Spotify now official on BlackBerry App World for compatible handsets
Spotify's been available to a certain segment of the BlackBerry population for some time now, but as of today it's become an official listing on RIM's app store. The app, which exited beta last Dece...
08:00 pm EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Show 34: LeVar Burton, weather balloons over Alaska, Northeastern University and ITP
This month's show is all about learning -- but don't worry, it's a lot more fun than it sounds. We'll be putting the "tainment" back in edutainment. But first, we're kicking things off with a quick ...
07:43 pm EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget Boingo, Google Offers bring free WiFi to select Manhattan subway stations, let you tweet the heat
Boingo has surely overestimated New York City's desire to "soa[k] up the warm weather" this summer, but when it comes to complaining about the heat, no one does it like the Big Apple. And now, thank...
07:00 pm EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget Toshiba Excite 13 review: a big-screened tablet with a price to match
Well, this lede pretty much wrote itself. A 13-inch tablet, seriously? Toshiba is pushing the form factor limits with the Excite 13, and while its dimensions make it stand out in a sea of 7- and 10-...
06:51 pm EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget Nest partners with Texas utility, offers intelligent thermostat to energy-conscious households
What's next for an energy-efficient thermostat designed by ex-Apple engineers? A limited promotion with a utilities provider to make it even more legit, that's what. Now that Nest has broached onlin...
06:39 pm EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget Microsoft buying Yammer to beef up enterprise social networking efforts
So, what exactly is a Yammer? Well, it's a simple social network designed not to connect you with family or college roommates, but with with your coworkers. The platform has had some success, but it...
06:32 pm EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget Apple sends iOS 6 beta 2 to developers
The wait between iOS 6's unveiling and its planned fall release just got a little bit shorter, as Apple has just pushed out beta 2. If you're in the developer crowd that can try it out, don't expect...
06:21 pm EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget Gmail for iOS gets notification support and persistent logins, brings joy to Apple mobile masses
It took quite awhile for the official Gmail app to arrive for our Apple-toting friends, but when it debuted, it lacked many features enjoyed by Android users. Well, today the iOS Gmail app got a refr...
06:00 pm EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget IK Multimedia iRig MIX review: a mobile mixer built for iDevices
Accessories, iOS has them. Not many devices can boast the same rich and dazzling array of add-ons that the iPhone or iPad enjoy -- from keyboards to docks, arcade cabinets to battery packs. Today'...
05:46 pm EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note for T-Mobile pops up in claimed press shots, we try to feign surprise
There's been demo units, FCC filings and the obligatory blurry photos, so it was only a matter of time before leaked press imagery completed our picture of a Galaxy Note for T-Mobile USA. As long as...
05:24 pm EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget Sony kicks off an Xperia Ion TV ad campaign for the US, meets your daily explosion quota (video)
Sony isn't known for rolling out the red carpet when one of its phones arrives Stateside, although that's partly because US carrier-endorsed versions are few and far between. It clearly sees the Xpe...
05:06 pm EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget Samsung: Galaxy S III sales expected to total 10 million by July
Korea's golden goose is on track to drop its 10 millionth Galaxy S III by July, according to Samsung mobile head Shin Jong-kyun. The expectation comes despite limited supply, fueled by a component s...
04:47 pm EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget Microsoft job posting tips Connected Car strategy: Azure, Kinect and WP8
Redmond seems to have more grandiose ideas for Connected Car than it's let on before, judging from a recent help wanted ad on its site. Reading more like PR for its car-based plans, the job notice w...
04:47 pm EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget Microsoft job posting hints at Connected Car strategy: Azure, Kinect and WP8
Redmond seems to have more grandiose ideas for Connected Car than it's let on before, judging from a recent help wanted ad on its site. Reading more like PR for its car-based plans, the job notice w...
04:17 pm EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget White Sprint Evo 4G LTE rumors given weight by blurrycam snap
A white version of Sprint's Evo 4G LTE was teased late last week when some advertising materials were inadvertently outed on its website -- which were subsequently changed to show the black version....
03:54 pm EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget The New York Times is coming to Flipboard Thursday
Well, it's hardly the release of a new summer blockbuster, but getting full length content from the New York Times in Flipboard is certainly going to excite news hounds that also appreciate fine UI ...
03:22 pm EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE may hit Verizon on July 5th
The bad news: if you've been hoping to grab a Droid Incredible 4G LTE so you can show it off to your friends at your local July 4th extravaganza, you're out of luck. The good news: you might be able...
02:51 pm EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget Keio University's Kinect-based Haptic VR system lets you roll your own face flat (video)
A research team at Keio University has built a fun haptic virtual reality system that enables you to manipulate pictures with a rolling pin. A vertically mounted Kinect takes a 3D image that is then...
02:22 pm EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget ICS now officially available for AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II
While it's true a few lucky AT&T Galaxy S II owners were able to get their hands on the official upgrade to Android 4.0 just a matter of days ago, the company wasn't ready to push it out to the ...
02:22 pm EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget ICS officially available for AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II beginning tomorrow
While it's true a few lucky AT&T Galaxy S II owners were able to get their hands on the official upgrade to Android 4.0 just a matter of days ago, the company wasn't ready to push it out to the ...
01:50 pm EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget Details emerge of first BlackBerry 10 devices: touchscreen L and QWERTY N-Series
The launch of BlackBerry 10 and its debut devices is slowly creeping up on us, and some details about the handsets are finally starting to emerge. According to N4BB, RIM has two models up its sleeve...
01:29 pm EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile, Verizon ink spectrum deal, eagerly await regulatory approval
Who says wireless carriers can't be friends -- or, at the very least, can't exchange a bit of spectrum here and there? T-Mobile this morning let it be known that it has entered into a deal involving...
01:15 pm EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget Google Nexus tablet reportedly shows its pre-rendered face, packing Android 4.1 and a $199 price
There's been a longstanding rumor that Google liked ASUS' Eee Pad MeMO ME370T well enough to bestow it with an official Nexus badge and take it underground until it was ready to show its Jelly Bean ...
01:09 pm EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget Meizu MX 4-core and Flyme OS 1.0 formally announced, available on June 30th
Forget that "MX Quad-core" moniker, because Meizu's just formally introduced its first quad core Android phone as the "MX 4-core" in Hong Kong event jam-packed with balloons and local celebrities (w...
01:02 pm EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget AMD outs new G-Series APU, extends platform lifetime until 2017
You may not have thought it possible, but today AMD is introducing a new G-Series APU that's even more efficient than previous models in the series. The G-T16R is built for super-low power, small fo...
12:36 pm EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget Hulu Plus Android app tweaked for 7-inch, high res screens, officially supports more devices
The Hulu Plus app for Android has been updated, and after adding tablets in the last update it now officially supports a few more devices, most notably the Galaxy S II family, Galaxy Tab 2 and HTC O...
12:02 pm EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget LG slips out Optimus L3 DualSim for Russia and Ukraine, keeps you in touch with both Kiev and Kursk
LG's Optimus L3 was always designed with modest ambitions -- mostly of scooping up the starter smartphone crowd -- but a new variant for Russia and the Ukraine has our ears perked. The tiny L3 DualSi...
11:29 am EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget Facebook's Find Friends Nearby: GPS lets you give nearby mobile users a Friendshake
A mobile Facebook feature called Find Friends Nearby, previously code-named Friendshake, is coming out of development and will soon be on its way to your iOS or Android phone. Perhaps springing from...
11:00 am EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget Garmin Swim watch tracks your water workouts, we hit the pool (hands-on)
Garmin is adding a new product to its line-up of fitness watches, and this one is dedicated to workouts of the aquatic variety. The Garmin Swim tracks your distance swam, average pace, workout time ...
10:17 am EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget DirecTV quietly shifts n3D channel from 247 to part-time broadcasts
Nearly two years after launching its n3D channel broadcasting 3D content around the clock, DirecTV has reduced the channel to part-time programing hours as of June 1st. Whether the change is due to ...
09:39 am EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget Nokia Air promo surfaces, teases what could have been
In some alternate timeline, droves of Nokia fans are enjoying seamless cloud syncing on Symbian handsets. Here on Earth-One, however, we'll have to settle for watching a leaked preview of the syncin...
08:55 am EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget MIT projection system extends video to peripheral vision, samples footage in real-time
Researchers at the MIT Media Lab have developed an ambient lighting system for video that would make Philips' Ambilight tech jealous. Dubbed Infinity-by-Nine, the rig analyzes frames of footage in r...
08:20 am EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget Virgin Media revamps mobile tariffs with Premiere plan, tells Three UK and T-Mobile to keep up
Virgin Media is announcing a new set of tariffs in order to compete with its UK network rivals. The Premiere plan is an attempt at winning the hearts and minds of customers used to Three UK's One Pl...
08:00 am EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget Lovefilm, Fox UK deal brings more TV shows next month, movie exclusives in 2013
Now that Amazon's Lovefilm has become a modernized internet video service by offering HD quality streaming to European customers, it's adding more ammo in the form of a content deal with Twentieth C...
07:01 am EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget G-Technology kicks out USB 3.0 G-Drives for Macs, keeps your Retina MacBook Pro well-fed
If you've just picked up a MacBook Pro with Retina display or a 2012-era MacBook Air, you may be jonesing for a matching external hard drive to take advantage of that much-awaited USB 3.0 support. G...
07:01 am EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 review: meet the company's new top-of-the-line tablet
More Info ASUS Eee Pad MeMO ME171, ME370T and high-end Transformer Prime TF700T revealed ASUS rebrands its tablets 'Transformer Pads,' announces the high-end Infinity Series with either T...
07:01 am EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget ASUS' high-end Transformer Pad TF700 is coming to the US next month for $499 and up
The last time we heard from ASUS, the company was on a tear at Computex, unveiling Windows 8 device after Windows 8 device. Looking back, it seems quaint that its mobile lineup was so recently domin...
06:49 am EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget Sony, Panasonic OLED partnership is official, aims for mass production in 2013
The rumor that Japanese electronic giants Panasonic and Sony would team up on OLED HDTV technology is confirmed, they've just issued a press release indicating plans to establish mass production in ...
05:30 am EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget Google TV goes international, Sony NSZ-GS7 set-top box up for preorder in the US and UK
Sony mentioned during CES 2012 that its Google TV-powered hardware would come to Europe this summer, and now it's official. Along with Google, it's announced preorders are available for the $200/&po...
04:49 am EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget Samsung pegs LTE Galaxy S III for South Korea in July, quad-core quite possibly intact
Remember that dream version of the Galaxy S III that melded the Exynos 4 Quad, LTE-based 4G and 2GB of RAM all in one ultimate device? It now looks much closer to reality. Just as the 3G version is ...
04:49 am EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget Samsung pegs LTE Galaxy S III for South Korea in July, quad-core quite possibly intact (update: yes!)
Remember that dream version of the Galaxy S III that melded the Exynos 4 Quad, LTE-based 4G and 2GB of RAM all in one ultimate device? It now looks much closer to reality. Just as the 3G version is ...
04:01 am EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget Asus Transformer Pad Infinity shows up at Best Buy, commands $600 price tag, 64GB of storage
You didn't think ASUS pushed its souped up Transformer slate though federal approval for its health, did you? No, if Best Buy's online store has anything to say about it, the Transformer Pad Infinit...
02:23 am EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget How would you change the GoPro Hero HD 2?
You can strap the GoPro HD Hero 2 to any number of things to document your extreme adventures in high definition. However, for all of the improvements in the second version, we found it to be distra...
12:58 am EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of June 18th, 2012
Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so ...
12:00 am EDT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Sky City One, remote-controlled light bulbs and the Zero-G Olympic Games
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. It took five years to build the Burj Khalifa, the world'...
09:30 pm EDT - Sun, June 24, 2012
Engadget Switched On: Surface tension
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. If you hadn't been paying too much attention to the wide swath of tablets and clamshells (and mashups of the two) th...
07:50 pm EDT - Sun, June 24, 2012
Engadget PSA: Sony Xperia Ion lands in US today, yours starting at $50 with two-years of commitment
You've likely read our review of Sony's Xperia Ion by now, so just consider this a reminder for those who've yet to peruse it. After nearly half a year from being christened at CES, the Ion can offi...
06:49 pm EDT - Sun, June 24, 2012
Engadget Chinese astronauts go hands-on, manually dock with orbiting module
Looks like China continues to add to its space cred after recently joining the rarefied ranks of countries that have successfully docked craft in the final frontier. Fresh off from the recent joinin...
03:51 pm EDT - Sun, June 24, 2012
Engadget UK 2012 Olympics Super Hi-Vision tickets are available, grab a seat for some Ultra HDTV
If you're a UK resident, missed out a ticket to the London 2012 Olympics and find the extensive home and mobile coverage to be lacking in pixels have no fear -- free tickets are available for Super ...
01:30 pm EDT - Sun, June 24, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia Ion review: an Android handset with a split personality
They say absence makes the heart grow fonder. But that adage, such a truism when applied to interpersonal relationships, doesn't quite carry the same weight when extended to the intimacy between exp...
10:58 am EDT - Sun, June 24, 2012
Engadget Amazon Studios adds first four original shows to its 'development slate'
Back in May, Amazon put a call out for budding screenwriters to submit their ideas for an original comedy or children's series. Now, four of the submissions have been marked up on the Amazon Series ...
08:18 am EDT - Sun, June 24, 2012
Engadget Military hunting smartphone safety to hold off enemy bugs, spooks
Ah, smartphones -- the delightful little slates carry our contacts, our content -- even our cash, and they still fit right in our pockets. No surprise then, that a lost or stolen phone can be a mino...
05:45 am EDT - Sun, June 24, 2012
Engadget Hitchcock classics Dial M for Murder (3D) and Strangers on a Train come to Blu-ray October 9th
Warner Bros. is reaching deep into its vaults and releasing two Alfred Hitchcock classics on Blu-ray this fall in Dial M for Murder and Strangers on a Train. While both are notable for their content...
03:15 am EDT - Sun, June 24, 2012
Engadget Ask Engadget: best online storefront for a small business?
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 Cesar, who wants to become the next eBoy. ...
01:15 am EDT - Sun, June 24, 2012
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of June 18th, 2012
Not all mobile news is destined for the front page, but if you're like us and really want to know what's going on, then you've come to the right place. This past week, we learned of the first market...
11:03 pm EDT - Sat, June 23, 2012
Engadget Two more nails in the coffin for Media Center, start-up options and tuner certification
We fully expected Microsoft put minimal effort into Media Center on Windows 8, but we have to say we didn't expect it to get like this. It was one thing when our favorite HTPC app didn't get a singl...
10:39 pm EDT - Sat, June 23, 2012
Engadget Two more nails in the coffin for Media Center, start-up options and tuner certification
We fully expected Microsoft put minimal effort into Media Center on Windows 8, but we have to say we didn't expect it to get like this. It was one thing when our favorite HTPC app didn't get a singl...
09:02 pm EDT - Sat, June 23, 2012
Engadget FedEx gets amped about electrifying its step vans
If, like ours, your ears are finely tuned to the sound of the delivery van's engine, prepare for lots more collection slips. FedEx is working with gas-to-EV converters, Amp, to switch some of its wa...
07:27 pm EDT - Sat, June 23, 2012
Engadget Google drops cost of Maps API to keep developers, gives Foursquare puppy eyes
Google must be feeling the pinch from developers like Foursquare who've jumped ship from Google Maps in opposition to costs, as it just cut the price of heavy Maps API use in a big, big way. Where i...
07:27 pm EDT - Sat, June 23, 2012
Engadget Google drops cost of Maps API to keep developers, gives Foursquare puppy eyes (update: potentially cheaper)
Google must be feeling the pinch from developers like Foursquare who've jumped ship from Google Maps in opposition to costs, as it just cut the price of heavy Maps API use in a big, big way. Where i...
06:23 pm EDT - Sat, June 23, 2012
Engadget Ringbow hits Kickstarter, promises directional pad-assisted touch gaming
When we first saw the Ringbow finger peripheral, it was a gangly prototype, tethered to an external battery -- not exactly ideal for a portable tablet accessory. The idea is to strap a D-pad to a us...
04:19 pm EDT - Sat, June 23, 2012
Engadget Phase change memory breakthrough could lead to gigahertz-plus data transfers, make SSDs seem pokey
Often considered the eventual successor to flash, phase change memory has had a tough time getting to the point where it would truly take over; when it takes longer to write data than conventional R...
02:27 pm EDT - Sat, June 23, 2012
Engadget Google's Turing doodle celebrates his genius, reminds us how dumb we are (video)
This week sees many corners of the globe celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Alan Turing. A man whose contribution to the worlds of tech and gadgets is immeasurable -- a sentiment not ...
12:02 pm EDT - Sat, June 23, 2012
Engadget Olympus reportedly in final talks for Sony investment
If the recent chapter in Olympus' history was a photo, it'd be a blurry thumb covering the subject's head. But, if reports from Nikkei are correct, it looks like the next one might be a happy family...
10:15 am EDT - Sat, June 23, 2012
Engadget Excalibur Almaz wants to offer the first private trip to the Moon -- provided you've got 100 million
Sir Richard Branson might want to look over his shoulder, since Virgin Galactic now has an even more ambitious rival. Britain-based Excalibur Almaz is planning no less than a trip to the Moon using ...
08:18 am EDT - Sat, June 23, 2012
Engadget Negative radiation pressure in light could make some tractor beams real, we're already sucked in
Developing a real, working tractor beam has regularly been an exercise in frustration: it often relies on brute force attempts to induce a magnetic link or an air pressure gap, either of which falls...
05:14 am EDT - Sat, June 23, 2012
Engadget D-Link unveils Cloud Router 1200 and 2000, dishes out WiFi in tube form
We'll admit: one of the biggest appeals for us in D-Link's new Cloud Router 1200 and 2000 is that tube shape, which is a nice break from the amorphous blobs we're used to as our WiFi routers. Not to ...
03:22 am EDT - Sat, June 23, 2012
Engadget Nokia Camera Extras hits Lumia 900 in US and China, offers four new ways to capture candids
Although Nokia's Camera Extras app was scheduled to hit Lumia 900 smartphones sometime next week, owners in the US and China will be pleased to know they they can get it now. Nokia has officially pu...
02:37 am EDT - Sat, June 23, 2012
Engadget iPhone 4 and 4S now available to purchase outright at Cricket for $399 and $499
There's nothing quite like the pent-up anticipation for an Apple product arrival, and yes, that extends even to customers of Cricket, who lined up this morning for their first chance to score an iPh...
01:55 am EDT - Sat, June 23, 2012
Engadget E-book price fixing trial set for 2013: Apple, Macmillan and Penguin prepare for courtroom brawl
The Justice Department meant business when it accused Apple and five other publishers of price-rigging e-books, and are officially taking Cupertino and two publishers to court. In a hearing on Frida...
01:20 am EDT - Sat, June 23, 2012
Engadget Tesla Model S first drive: the sports sedan goes electric
It's no secret that we have a few automobile enthusiasts in our midst here at Engadget, and we're pretty sure there are some in the audience as well -- you know who you are. Still, you don't have to...
01:20 am EDT - Sat, June 23, 2012
Engadget Tesla Model S first drive: the sports sedan goes electric (update: video)
It's no secret that we have a few automobile enthusiasts in our midst here at Engadget, and we're pretty sure there are some in the audience as well -- you know who you are. Still, you don't have to...
12:58 am EDT - Sat, June 23, 2012
Engadget Judge dismisses Apple vs. Motorola in its entirety, companies unable to prove damages
After tentatively shutting down (and reviving) Apple and Motorola's legal spat, Judge Richard Posner has put the lid on the case once and for all, dismissing it in its entirety this evening. Neither...
12:08 am EDT - Sat, June 23, 2012
Engadget Firefox teases something 'big' coming for Android next week
There's been a steady flow of betas for Firefox's Android offering and now the official Twitter account promises something "big" on the way next week, along with this image. The size declaration plu...
11:00 pm EDT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Engadget FCC Fridays: June 22, 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...
10:11 pm EDT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Engadget Sony patent filing for glasses would share data face to face, carry more than a hint of Project Glass
Google might not realize it, but Project Glass isn't alone in the patent race these days. Sony has quietly applied for a patent on a familiar-looking smart glasses system whose advantage over Mounta...
09:30 pm EDT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 143 - 06.22.2012
Listen intently as Microsoft's deepest, darkest press announcements are unraveled and demystified before your very ears: Myriam and Brad, live and pre-recorded from a hotel room in San Francisco, co...
09:15 pm EDT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Engadget Engadget Podcast 299 - 06.22.2012
Microsoft BOB makes its humble return on the Engadget Podcast this week. It's an "if you don't know, don't ask" situation. Hosts: Tim Stevens, Brian Heater, Dana Wollman Producer: Trent Wolbe Music:...
08:58 pm EDT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Engadget Former Apple UI designer joins Facebook to lead product design team
It remains to be seen exactly what he'll be involved with, but Facebook's new Product Design Manager brings quite a background with him to the job. Until just a few months ago, Chris Weeldreyer was ...
08:23 pm EDT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Engadget Apple hits HTC with counterclaim lawsuit for failure to FRAND license 4G patents
It's been far too quiet on the litigation front here at Engadget lately, but thankfully Apple's broken our courtroom news dry spell with a freshly filed counterclaim in the Eastern District of Virgi...
07:42 pm EDT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Engadget Alan Turing's breakthrough machine gets a loving Lego tribute (video)
In the world of technology, having one of your inventions rendered in Lego form is the equivalent of a musician being parodied by Weird Al -- it's a sign you've truly made it and tribute to your inf...
06:52 pm EDT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Engadget HTC confirms it's closing offices in Brazil, halting direct sales as well
We don't have great news to share with Brazilian Android fans as the week winds to a close. After AndroidPit's initial word, we've since received extra confirmation from a spokesperson that HTC is c...
06:52 pm EDT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Engadget HTC confirms it's closing offices in Brazil, halting direct sales as well (update: Durham, too)
We don't have great news to share with Brazilian Android fans as the week winds to a close. After AndroidPit's initial word, we've since received extra confirmation from a spokesperson that HTC is c...
06:27 pm EDT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Engadget HTC teases voice control andor dog translator for Sense
HTC might be over selling it a bit with the top secret stamp, and the foot note sort of indicates that your next One device wont be interpreting Fido's barks. So, really, that only leaves one logica...
06:00 pm EDT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Engadget Remembering Alan Turing at 100
Alan Turing would have turned 100 this week, an event that would have, no doubt, been greeted with all manner of pomp -- the centennial of a man whose mid-century concepts would set the stage for mo...
05:28 pm EDT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Engadget Satechi introduces Portable Energy Station to add some power to your travels
Peripherals maker Satechi has introduced the Portable Energy Station, a 10,000 mAh battery that'll solve some of your power woes on the go. The 1 Amp USB port will recharge nearly all of your smartp...
04:54 pm EDT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Engadget Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300i delivers scans to Android or iOS, spreads a little cloud love as well
Fujitsu's original ScanSnap S1300 earned a soft spot in our hearts -- no mean feat for a scanner -- so it's with piqued interest that we catch word of a direct upgrade. The S1300i is all about servi...
04:23 pm EDT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Engadget Moving from Cupertino to Mountain View? Samsung's here to help
Moving? We all have our reasons, but if you're transferring your stuff from iOS to a Galaxy device, Samsung and Media Mushroom are there to help with the Easy Phone Sync app. The free software insta...
04:23 pm EDT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Engadget Moving from Cupertino to Mountain View? Samsung's here to help (update: UK only)
Moving? We all have our reasons, but if you're transferring your stuff from iOS to a Galaxy device, Samsung and Media Mushroom are there to help with the Easy Phone Sync app. The free software insta...
03:56 pm EDT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Engadget Google Maps Coordinate: keep tabs on your team, dish the work out fairly (video)
If you're a mobile / field worker, and are tired of getting hauled across town to jobs, when there are others nearer by, you might want to point your senior in the direction of Google Maps Coordinat...
03:24 pm EDT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Engadget Facebook rolls out comment editing, embraces your change of heart
Facebook has long betrayed you by forwarding your drunken wall ramblings in an email for posterity. Previously, though, the only way to limit further public shame was to try to delete the comment al...
02:58 pm EDT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Engadget Canon shows how its Mixed Reality makes virtually anything look real (video)
Remember that Canon Mixed Reality project? For those torn between cold, hard real world, and the sickly sweet virtual one? Due for release this month, Canon's been showing off its purpose-built HMD ...
02:27 pm EDT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Engadget Google Maps live traffic updates served up to seven new regions, 19 more get 'expanded coverge'
Ready for yet another dose of news related to Google Maps? The service's live traffic update functionality has been expanded yet again, and now seven more cities including the likes of Mexico City an...
02:00 pm EDT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Engadget Distro Issue 46 arrives with the Retina-wielding MacBook Pro, Microsoft events and Minority Report
Now that it's officially summertime, you're going to need some options for that annual reading list. As you plot your escape from the season's rising temps, allow us to offer a cool copy of our week...
01:40 pm EDT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Engadget Falling SSD prices might give you a swift boot (up) sooner than you think
Solid state drives are the one piece of gear that can turn a dog computer into a cheetah, and it looks like you may not have to scrape much longer to get one. Floods in Thailand made prices for thei...
12:55 pm EDT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Engadget ASUS N56VM laptop gets Ivy Bridge processor, Kepler GPU for Japan launch
ASUS' N- and K-series notebooks may have debuted under the discerning eyes of Milano fashionistas, but it looks like an already refreshed version will arrive in Japan stores first. The ASUS N56VM be...
12:32 pm EDT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Engadget Apple's App Store hits 32 more countries, focuses on Africa and Asia
Given everything else that went on during Apple's WWDC keynote, Tim Cook barely had time to mention the continued global roll-out of the App Store. According to MacRumors, the store's world tour has...
11:58 am EDT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Engadget Eurocom Monster 11.6-inch notebook: Ivy Bridge, Kepler, 16 GB RAM, multiple personalities
Mobile gamers and server pros aren't exactly cut from the same cloth, but Eurocom is targeting them both with its Clevo rebadged, 11.6-inch, sub-four-pound Monster notebook. That idea is crazy enoug...
11:24 am EDT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Engadget Joyride to joystick: Atari controller custom-built from car seat adjuster (video)
So you've survived the robot revolution and you're waiting for either a full-blown apocalypse, or Mr. Anderson. But how are you going to kill time when our new masters are eating controller PCBs for...
11:24 am EDT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Engadget Joyride to joystick: Atari controller custom-built from car seat adjuster
So you've survived the robot revolution and you're waiting for either a full-blown apocalypse, or Mr. Anderson. But how are you going to kill time when our new masters are eating controller PCBs for...
10:57 am EDT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Engadget Sony pumps $994 million into building stacked CMOS that lets smartphones record HDR Video
Sony is pumping 80 billion yen ($994 million) into its Nagasaki Technology Center, the home of its innovative stacked CMOS. Unlike traditional versions, the image sensor and circuit are mounted on t...
10:38 am EDT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Engadget Kobo eReader Touch Edition packs bags for Japan, books flight for July
Rakuten's $315 million buyout of Kobo will bear some e-reader fruit come July. The e-tailer's CEO and chairman, Hiroshi Mikitani, announced plans to release the Kobo eReader Touch Edition in Japan n...
10:12 am EDT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Engadget AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition review roundup: a big, bad bruiser of a graphics card
You know the routine: we looked this revamped card's spec sheet a few hours ago, so now it's time to find out how it fared in independent tests and whether it's worth the $499 outlay. On the face of...
09:52 am EDT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Engadget All-carbon solar cell draws power from near-infrared light, our energy future is literally that much brighter
What's this orange-like patch, you ask? It's a layer of carbon nanotubes on silicon, and it might just be instrumental to getting a lot more power out of solar cells than we're used to. Current sola...
09:21 am EDT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Engadget Valve announces Steam for Schools, helps teachers create educational Portal 2 levels
Who ever said being a scientific guinea pig couldn't be educational? With Steam for Schools, teachers can now use Portal 2's level editor to create lessons focused on boosting critical thinking, spa...
08:58 am EDT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Engadget Droid RAZR and RAZR Maxx Android 4.0 update incoming: roll-out starts June 22
Looking likely to sneak through in time for Motorola's Q2 deadline, Verizon has published support documents covering an Ice Cream Sandwich update for both the Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR Maxx. This pr...
08:58 am EDT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Engadget Droid RAZR and RAZR Maxx Android 4.0 update incoming: roll-out starts June 22 (update: confirmed)
Looking likely to sneak through in time for Motorola's Q2 deadline, Verizon has published support documents covering an Ice Cream Sandwich update for both the Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR Maxx. This pr...
08:11 am EDT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Engadget Penguin slinks back into e-book lending for New York City libraries, with a possible catch
You might say Penguin has had a rocky relationship with libraries. That looks to be on the tentative mend, as the publisher and 3M have together cut deals with the Brooklyn Public Library and New Yor...
07:31 am EDT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Engadget Radiolab releases Android, iOS app, invites you to join the sound collage
We're not going to go so far as stating conclusively that Radiolab is the best program on your dial right now, but it's certainly a prime contender for that title. The Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwic...
06:50 am EDT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Engadget Sony and Panasonic to announce OLED HDTV partnership next week?
With Samsung and LG (still) poised to introduce their OLED HDTVs later this year, rumors that Sony and Panasonic will join forces are heating up. Japan's Nikkei is following up its initial report la...
06:14 am EDT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Engadget Samsung files patents for robot that mimics human walking and breathing, ratchets up the creepy factor
As much as Samsung is big on robots, it hasn't gone all-out on the idea until a just-published quartet of patent applications. The filings have a robot more directly mimicking a human walk and adjus...
05:36 am EDT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia Go makes a trip to the FCC, doesn't bring suntan lotion
Sony isn't wasting much time getting regulatory approvals. Just a few weeks after it brought the Xperia Go into the world, it's passing the toughened-up phone through the FCC for Uncle Sam's rubber ...
04:59 am EDT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Engadget Netflix goes 'beyond five stars' in a more detailed explanation of recommendations
The Netflix Tech Blog produced part one of a deep dive into how its recommendations work back in April and now the team is back with the other half. If you're among the many wondering why certain mo...
04:01 am EDT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Engadget Flipboard officially launches on Android, in multiple app stores and for more countries
Popular newsreader Flipboard is finally officially available on Android, coming out of beta and Galaxy S III exclusivity. As seen in the latest test version, it now supports integration of shared ar...
04:01 am EDT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Engadget AMD launches Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition, demands rematch with NVIDIA
If you've been missing out on the graphics card wars of late, then here's a quick rundown. AMD launched its high-end $549 Radeon HD 7970 at the end of last year, and it reigned comfortably for a few...
03:54 am EDT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Engadget Nintendo announces extra large 3DS LL with 4.88-inch top screen
Folks holding out for a "3DS Lite" might want to exhale -- Nintendo decided to go a different route. Company head honcho Satoru Iwata revealed the 3DS LL these evening on Nintendo Direct, featuring ...
03:54 am EDT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Engadget Nintendo announces $199 3DS XL with 4.88-inch top screen, available August 19th
Folks holding their breath for a "3DS Lite" might want to exhale -- Nintendo has decided to go a different route. Company head honcho Satoru Iwata revealed the 3DS LL these evening on Nintendo Direc...
03:27 am EDT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Engadget Nike+ Running comes to Android with Facebook Open Graph, iOS lands a big update to match
Android fans have been largely cut out of the Nike+ ecosystem, but that changes tonight: the shoemaker has kicked off a major redesign by giving the Google faithful their own version of its GPS...
02:53 am EDT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Engadget Amazon Audible hits WP 7.5: gesture controlled audiobooks, but no voice control
It didn't land in the Marketplace yesterday as announced, but Amazon's Audible audio book app for Windows Phone 7.5 is now available for download. This Metro-fied version of the app is free to insta...
02:53 am EDT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Engadget Amazon Audible hits WP 7.5, brings gesture controlled audiobooks (update)
It didn't land in the Marketplace yesterday as announced, but Amazon's Audible audio book app for Windows Phone 7.5 is now available for download. This Metro-fied version of the app is free to insta...
02:16 am EDT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Engadget PSA: Acer Iconia Tab A700 shipping now
Acer's quad-core tablet effort is now available to buy, direct from the manufacturer itself. Alongside NVIDIA's Tegra 3 processor, the Iconia A700 packs a substantial 1920 x 1200 resolution display,...
01:37 am EDT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Engadget Next 3DMark teased, who says benchmarks don't need trailers? (video)
Futuremark, one of the preeminent benchmark companies out there, is gearing up to let loose a new version of its 3DMark gaming test. The new suite will hammer GPUs with a DirectX 11-based scene desi...
01:11 am EDT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Engadget Pivothead live streaming and WiFi Drive hands-on (video)
If you thought live streaming was the obvious next step for the Pivothead video glasses, you're not alone. We, for one, thought it immediately upon donning the HD-recording eyewear and the company's...
12:43 am EDT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Engadget Netstor rolls out Thunderbolt-powered PCIe and storage expansion options for Macs
We can sympathize -- your task-master Mac is hurting for PCIe expansion and more storage. Fortunately, Netstor has just announced several new products to boost your computer's ego and add either ite...
12:26 am EDT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Engadget Hands-on: Maingear Shift running Saitek flight-simulation hardware (video)
Custom PC builder Maingear had something pretty nifty up its sleeve at Pepcom tonight: versions of its desktops configured to run Saitek's flight-simulation hardware -- in this case, with a full coc...
12:04 am EDT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Engadget Friends: The Complete Series Blu-ray set arrives November 13th for just under three bills
The good news is that after many rumors, Warner Home Video has finally confirmed it's bringing the TV show Friends to Blu-ray this fall. The (potentially) bad news is that it's going to be an all or...
11:42 pm EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget Belkin announces @TV, Slingbox-esque media streamer and companion app
Belkin has unveiled @TVPlus, a media streamer that jacks into your home theater and pumps episodes of Community (or, other things, we guess) to your smartphone, tablet or laptop through the internet...
11:17 pm EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget Microsoft releases SmartGlass SDK to developers
Pumped to use Microsoft's upcoming Surface and Windows Phone 8 devices to help you bolster your gamerscore? Sit tight -- SmartGlass development starts now. Microsoft is now making the Xbox SmartGlas...
10:56 pm EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget Acer is skeptical of Surface tablets, thinks Microsoft isn't playing nice
We were worried that Microsoft might wind up with frenemies in the PC industry after introducing its Surface tablets. There hasn't been a lot of backlash so far, but the Windows 8 tablets clearly ra...
10:33 pm EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile Galaxy S III hands-on (video)
T-Mob's variant of the Galaxy S III made its in-store debut on this very day, and we just had a chance to go hands-on with the flagship smartphone. The carrier brought the handset down to the Metrop...
10:25 pm EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget Belkin's new 802.11ac wireless routers feed next-gen networking needs
Broadcom rolled out its new wireless Gigabit 802.11ac chips in January of this year, and since then Buffalo, Netgear and ASUS have all delivered routers packing the speedy new new tech. Well, Belkin'...
10:01 pm EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget HP unveils 2311x IPS LED-backlit monitor and two new LCD displays: prices start at $140
Though we've already seen HP's 23-inch 2311xi IPS LED backlit monitor -- the first of its consumer monitors to feature in-plane switching technology -- it's getting a second turn in the spotlight to...
10:01 pm EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget HP Passport 1912nm internet monitor: coming to hotel lobbies and airports near you
Along with outing its new IPS displays, HP is announcing an 18.5-inch internet monitor today. The Passport 1912nm is targeted at businesses such as hotels and cyber cafes, allowing users to access t...
09:52 pm EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget Canon updates 5D Mark III firmware, concedes it won't get continuous autofocus for video
Canon has released an updated firmware for the 5D Mark III that adds support for the forthcoming 40mm f/2.8 lens and fixes a variety of small power and auto-exposure issues. What was absent was the ...
09:34 pm EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget INSTEON says apps are better than switches with networked LED bulbs
We'll spare you the puns and meme references here. (Besides, how many Xzibit jokes can you take?) INSTEON has decided that simply saving you money on your electric bill isn't enough anymore. If you'...
09:13 pm EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget Huawei Ascend P1 XL hands-on
Knowing that Huawei's just announced the Ascend P1 XL for power users alike, we swung by the company's booth at Mobile Asia Expo to see how much bulk the 2,600mAh battery adds to the body. In fact, ...
08:51 pm EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget Kickstarter pledges more transparency, publishes project stats page with daily updates
Every time we boot up a browser there appears to be a new iPad mount or Arduino project on Kickstarter, but just how many projects have there been to date? How many were successful? And how much mig...
08:30 pm EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Podcast, live at 5:00PM ET!
Tim's back! Brian's back! Even Dana's back! Oh yeah, and Microsoft's back, too! We're all in New York City this week (well, everyone but Microsoft) at an undisclosed location as our studio is being ...
08:16 pm EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget Did Sprint just spoil a white HTC EVO 4G LTE?
Sprint has a tradition of carrying white EVO models, and based on its own inadvertent pre-advertising, this isn't about to stop. Assuming it's not just a hasty palette swap, a banner tempting custom...
07:51 pm EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget University researchers develop 50 gigapixel camera, hope it hits the mainstream in five years
Gigapixel cameras aren't exactly hot-off-the-presses, but a few wizards at Duke and the University of Arizona may be close to getting that sort of technology into your future point-and-shoot. Reporte...
07:51 pm EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget University researchers develop AWARE-2 camera, hope it hits the mainstream in five years
Gigapixel cameras aren't exactly hot-off-the-presses, but a few wizards at Duke and the University of Arizona may be close to getting that sort of technology into your future point-and-shoot. Reporte...
07:24 pm EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget ZTE Grand X (U970 and N970) and Grand X LTE (T82) hands-on
You may recall that ZTE unveiled its Snapdragon MSM8960-powered Grand X LTE handset (pictured right) just a few days ago, but as it turns out, the original Mimosa X design is still very much alive u...
07:00 pm EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget Android Jelly Bean revealed as version 4.1 on Galaxy Nexus checkout page
We have yet to get any confirmation from Mountain View, but it looks like Jelly Bean just got a touch more official. The as-yet-unannounced Android OS was outed as version 4.1 on the Galaxy Nexus Go...
06:52 pm EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget Stitcher adds Smart Station to its redesigned iOS and Android apps, makes finding Radiolab even easier
Stitcher has redesigned its streaming radio app for iOS and Android, fitting it with a raft of new features to make finding new content easy. Smart Station offers personalized recommendations to let ...
06:31 pm EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget Tesla Model S rolls by the EPA, keeps on going, and going
Sometimes all you want are just the cold hard numbers. With electric vehicles, this means EPA rating. The Tesla Model S just got officially measured up, and scored a reasonable MPGe of 89 (combined)...
06:09 pm EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget Twitter confirms 'on-going' site issues, millions resort to verbal communication
Sorry microbloggers -- looks like we're not fully out of the woods yet. After confirming that its users "may be experiencing issues" via its Status Blog roughly an hour ago, Twitter has added that t...
06:08 pm EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget 24 wireless operators agree on data roaming alert mechanisms, do nothing about actual roaming rates
GSMA, also known as the entity that produces Mobile World Congress and Mobile Asia Expo each year, seems to be onto something. And by "something," we mean "getting 24 carriers around the globe to ag...
05:48 pm EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget TiVo releases Android app, countless tablets to be lost under couch cushions
It's been a bit of a waiting game for TiVo users with Android tablets, ever since the company released an app for iOS. As of today, however, that wait is over. The TiVo app is now is arriving in the...
05:45 pm EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget Google Play lets top devs reply to user reviews, smack down trolls
Are you an Android developer with an app in Google Play? Do you have a Top Developer badge? Well rejoice, because starting right now Google will let select developers reply to user reviews right fro...
05:17 pm EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget Microsoft: Surface was developed in an 'underground bunker' at first, we can play the secrecy game too
We commonly associate extreme secrecy around a product design with Apple, but it now looks to be in vogue with all the major technology companies: just days after Samsung revealed the Galaxy S III's...
05:00 pm EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget Google entices Android developers to 'build beautiful, powerful, successful apps' with site refresh
You know what's happening next week in Android land? Yes, it's Google I/O, and we'll be there to give you the all the details, of course. Leading up to the event, Google's just given its Android dev...
04:44 pm EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget Pentax K-30 weather-sealed DSLR hands-on with sample photos and video
We can count on one hand the number of times a waterproof camera was the only suitable option for any given photo shoot, but drizzle and even flash monsoons can strike at any moment, especially in s...
04:15 pm EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget Editorial: Windows Phone 8 looks good, but can it uproot those entrenched in other ecosystems?
At the tail end of Microsoft's marathon Windows Phone Summit keynote, the company's own Kevin Gallo said the following: "Everyone in the Windows ecosystem benefits." He was waxing poetic about the m...
03:59 pm EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget AT&T says Galaxy S III pre-orders won't land until June 25th, Samsung decides to celebrate anyways
Samsung's US Galaxy S III launch is turning out to be quite the muted affair. Along with news of staggered Sprint and T-Mobile releases, AT&T is now adding that its Galaxy S III version likely w...
03:42 pm EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget Google files for a patent on peer-to-peer location finding, says cell tower triangulation is for chumps
Crowdsourcing map data itself isn't a surprise; it's been the cornerstone of OpenStreetMap and is about to get a big boost through iOS 6. Crowdsourcing actual positions is still a relatively untappe...
03:00 pm EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget Fitter, Happier: an eight week exercise in using technology to help lose weight
For 27 years he ate what he wanted and avoided exercise like the plague. Can an arsenal of fitness gadgets make this human healthier in just eight weeks? From the snake oil salesman to the Thighmast...
03:00 pm EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget Fitter, Happier: an eight-week exercise in using technology to help lose weight
For 27 years he ate what he wanted and avoided exercise like the plague. Can an arsenal of fitness gadgets make this human healthier in just eight weeks? From the snake oil salesman to the Thighmast...
02:33 pm EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget Google launches Endangered Languages website to save 3,000 at-risk tongues
Google lets users surf the web in 40-plus languages, and its Translate service accounts for 57 different tongues, but those numbers are dwarfed by the grand total of 7,000 currently existing languag...
02:00 pm EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget Minority Report at 10: a look at technology from today to 2054
Steven Spielberg's Minority Report, based on the Philip K. Dick short story, opened in North American theaters 10 years ago today. It was preceded by the director's A.I. a year earlier, which was fa...
01:37 pm EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget Datel wireless controllers borked by Xbox 360 update, patch coming soon
Woke up to a buggy Datel wireless controller? Don't worry, you didn't overdo that Street Fighter session last night. A June 20th Xbox update has caused issues with some of the company's controllers ...
01:19 pm EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget Facebook adding 'Like' to Open Graph, will connect the internet in approval
Facebook is bringing its "like" functionality to Open Graph that'll enable developers to add the action to their applications. Press the heart-shaped button and it'll trigger an alert on the site, v...
12:49 pm EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget Researchers take nanowire transistors vertical, double up on density
3D silicon is all the rage, and now nanowire transistors have further potential to keep Moore's Law on life support. Researchers at A*STAR have found a way to double the the number of transistors on...
12:27 pm EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget Google+ adds profile updates, learns from the competition
Your Google+ profile has just been given some convenient upgrades, in a bid to make it a little friendlier to anyone used to another social network. You're now able to post to your feed directl...
12:00 pm EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget Lantronix announces xPrintServer Home Edition: print your iPhone photos, high scores wire-free
Sick and tired of all those suits hogging the iDevice wireless printing fun? Or your original alternative finally conked out? Then Lantronix's new "Home Edition" of its iPhone / iPad friendly xPrint...
11:47 am EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget Sony, Sumitomo push laser projectors forward with a new, more powerful green laser diode
As cool as lasers are, so far there are precious few commercially available display devices available that use them. That may change with this new green semiconductor laser diode announced by Sony a...
11:19 am EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia S (finally) gets its own Android 4.0 update (video)
Sony's new flagship smartphone has finally caught up with its predecessors. Android Ice Cream Sandwich is now available on the Xperia S starting today. New features include the ability to display vi...
10:57 am EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget Calxeda benchmarks claim that its server chips are 15 times more power efficient than Intel's
Calxeda may have been given the bum's rush by HP's Project Moonshot, but the company isn't taking it lying down. It's released benchmarks for its ARM-based server technology that claims it's 15 time...
10:34 am EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget Sony suspends PlayStation Store for PS3 in Korea, blames new law about selling to minors
Sony has been caught unawares by a legal change in South Korea, which prevents under-18s from being asked for their names or ages for the purpose of account authentication. No sooner had the company...
10:09 am EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget Screen Grabs: Continuum scrubs the Acer off an Iconia W500
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. TV producers always thin...
09:37 am EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget BBQ Guru releases the CyberQ remote temperature control, lets you fry those steaks from a distance
Fire. Meat. Beer. The recipe for a barbecue has barely changed since the start of recorded time, but that doesn't mean technology can't get in on the party. BBQ Guru has released the CyberQ WiFi, a ...
09:09 am EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget ESA team builds self-piloting rover in six months, tests it in Chilean desert
Chile's Atacama Desert might not be true Martian territory, but it's close enough for the European Space Agency's new rover. Built by a crack engineering team in just six months, the Seeker rover wa...
08:40 am EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget Apple fined $2.29 million over '4G iPad' claims in Australia
Australia's federal court has fined Apple for "deliberately" misleading customers on local 4G capabilities of its latest iPad. The Cupertino-based company recently agreed to the terms, which include...
08:32 am EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget Amron Experimental 'Rinser Toothbrush' is back, now with more fountain (video)
The original Rinser Toothbrush was a dental delight. Now, Amron Experimental has updated its classic "Brush & Rinse" for the modern mouth. So, what's new in 2012 for the revolutionary chomper-wa...
07:59 am EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget UK pins the slow move to LTE on carriers, Australia targets auctions for April 2013
Aussies and Brits have been waiting awhile for either a truly broad LTE launch or to get any LTE at all. That wait is coming to an end, but not without some grousing. UK Minister for Culture Ed Vaiz...
07:32 am EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget Drobo debuts a duo of Thunderbolt drives: the 5D for desktops and the Mini for road warriors
Drobo's been delivering quality desktop storage for businesses and prosumers for awhile now, but previously, the company hadn't dipped its toe into Thunderbolt waters. But that's about to change wit...
07:01 am EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget SwiftKey 3 for Android out of beta: smarter auto spacing, $1.99 today (video)
"Lleasexqllme." SwiftKey 3 won't see that as gibberish, but as "Please call me," thanks to its new spacing prediction that has been repeatedly tweaked since the beta first came out in April. The fin...
06:37 am EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget SNES-001 Advance gives two retro gamers a screen to play, guarantees no fights for TV time (video)
There's been no shortage of SNES mods with built-in screens. They almost always tend to overlook one fundamental problem, however: with only one screen, gamers have to either share one tiny LCD or p...
06:09 am EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget Listen to the Engadget Mobile Podcast fireside chat, live at 2:15AM!
Today was a big day for the wireless world, and we definitely want to discuss it as soon as humanly possible while it's fresh on our minds. Myriam and Brad are going to chat it up about Windows Phon...
05:23 am EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget Samsung's SmartStay replicated by ISeeYou Android app, keeps screens on while you're watching
If you're not joining the Galaxy S III bandwagon and aren't keen on feeling completely left out, the ISeeYou app can give you a hand. Mimicking Sammy's SmartStay feature, the app prevents your ICS d...
04:42 am EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget United Nations launches My Life as a Refugee Android app (video)
As the great Tom Petty once said, you don't have to live like a refugee, but one UN agency is hoping you'll at least download its new app to see what it could be like. My Life as a Refugee is design...
03:56 am EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget Verizon 4G LTE service arrives in 46 new cities, expands coverage in 22 others
Unlike many of our friends in Europe, loads more Verizon Wireless customers are about to get turbocharged in time for their new Galaxy S III smartphones to arrive. Big Red is deploying its latest 4G...
02:48 am EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget Google to pay $0 in damages to Oracle, wait for appeal
After watching Judge Alsup strike down its patent and Java API infringement claims, Oracle seems to be cutting its losses, agreeing to accept $0 in damages from Google. Confused? So was the Judge, w...
02:13 am EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget Huawei brings out Ascend P1 2600 mAh XL for battery junkies, throws in E5151 hotspot
Huawei's presence at Mobile Asia Expo this year has a distinct flavor of RAZR Maxx about it. The Ascend P1 is getting a fresh 2600 mAh XL variant that does exactly what it says on the tin: throw alm...
01:27 am EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget Sprint Guardian now available, allows parents to limit texting and keep tabs on a kid's location
Sprint Guardian has been in the oven for some time now -- we actually heard about it during our interview with John Tudhope and David Owens at CTIA 2012 -- but now, at long last, the service is avail...
12:58 am EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S II on AT&T gets Android 4.0, leaves Sprint left to go
We've seen T-Mobile roll out Android 4.0 for its Galaxy S II variant, and now another American carrier is joining the pack. AT&T has started pushing out Android 4.0.3 (no 4.0.4, oddly) to its ne...
12:38 am EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget Belkin's WeMo home automation gear up for pre-order, iOS current control for under $100
Been quietly pining for Belkin's couch potato home automation solutions? Well, the wait is (almost) over, as the company has finally put its WeMo Switch and Motion products up for pre-order. You can...
12:20 am EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget Relive the Windows Phone 8 'sneak peek': Developer Summit video now streaming
Still haven't been able to satiate your desires to see Joe Belfiore and Windows Phone 8 in action with our coverage of the Developer Summit? Lucky for you, the folks at Microsoft have just put up th...
12:00 am EDT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Engadget Sprint Galaxy S III won't hit stores tomorrow due to 'overwhelming demand,' pre-orders not affected
Eager to get your hands on a Samsung Galaxy S III with the little Sprint logo on the back? The Now Network is being ever the tease, confirming to us through an official company spokesperson that ove...
11:51 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Samsung warns Italians that Kobo is leaving the Readers Hub, teases 'new and improved' e-book service
We hope you took advantage of those Italian lessons. If you didn't, the gist is that Samsung has warned at least one HDBlog.it visitor (and Galaxy phone owner) that its Readers Hub will soon drop Ko...
11:25 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget The Engadget interview: Nokia's Kevin Shields talks Windows Phone 8 (video)
Today at the Windows Phone Developer Summit, we had the opportunity to sit down with Kevin Shields, SVP of Program and Product Management at Nokia, and chat about the day's announcements including W...
11:18 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget LeapFrog LeapPad 2 and Leapster GS Explorer hands-on (video)
If you've got little ones of your own, you're probably familiar with LeapFrog's various learning devices for children. Since last year, the company stepped things up a notch by offering up its LeapP...
10:42 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Project Moonshot take two: HP's low-power Gemini servers let go of ARM's Calxeda for Intel's Centerton,
Last we'd heard of HP's Project Moonshot, that effort to create low-energy servers was set to ride on the back of the Calxeda SoC. But for the rollout of its production-ready "Gemini" models, the co...
10:42 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Project Moonshot take two: HP's low-power Gemini servers let go of ARM's Calxeda for Intel's Centerton
Last we'd heard of HP's Project Moonshot, that effort to create low-energy servers was set to ride on the back of the Calxeda SoC. But for the rollout of its production-ready "Gemini" models, the co...
10:20 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Editorial: Engadget on Windows Phone 8
Another day, another major announcement from Microsoft -- and yes, another round of opinions from your humble team at Engadget. Today it's Windows Phone 8, the (finally) formally announced successor...
10:03 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Lumia 900 owner vents Windows Phone 8 frustrations, Stephen Elop responds
If you've been following our Windows Phone 8 coverage today, you know that anybody who buys a Windows Phone today will not be able to upgrade to WP8 when it ships this fall. If you were an early ado...
09:58 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Qualcomm: all new Windows Phone 8 devices to be powered by Snapdragon S4 Plus for now
The puzzle pieces are already falling into place, one at a time. After announcing Qualcomm as the exclusive chipset provider for upcoming Windows Phone 8 handsets, we didn't get any word on which mo...
09:52 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon line up to offer Windows Phone 8 devices
We know who's making Windows Phone 8 hardware, but we're now seeing US carriers step up to either confirm their support for the new OS or stay on the sidelines. AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon have a...
09:46 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Chromium OS gets ported to Raspberry Pi
Hexxeh has already proven his love for Chromium OS and the Raspberry Pi, obviously the next step was for the hacker to combine his passions into one project. Thus was born Chromium OS for the tiny A...
09:28 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Acer Iconia A510 Olympic Tab now on sale in the UK for 349, gold medal not included
Aligning perfectly with what we'd heard a few weeks ago, it looks like Acer's Londonized Iconia A510 will finally be hitting UK doorsteps, just in time for next month's Summer Olympics. To give you ...
09:10 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 610 with NFC hands-on (video)
You never know what's going to be hiding in the deep dark corners of an event, and in our searches during the Windows Phone Developer Summit we came across the Nokia Lumia 610. But this isn't just t...
08:46 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget LG VS930 pops up at the FCC, may be world-roaming Optimus LTE II for Verizon
Verizon may be getting into a regular habit of carrying high-end LG smartphones. If the FCC is anything to go by, the Optimus LTE II could be next to get the Big Red treatment: a filing has just eme...
08:28 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Kinetis L Series MCUs use ARM Cortex-MO+ to sip least power, cost 49 cents each per 10K order
Freescale aims to drag 8- and 16-bit manufacturing into the modern era with a 32-bit MCU that's cheaper than a cup o' Joe. The ARM Cortex-MO+ based Kinesis L series MCU is now available in alph...
08:11 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Windows 8 in-app advertisements get their own preview
Microsoft's own advertising blog (yes, it exists) has revealed how its going to frame ads inside incoming Metro-themed apps. While announcing partnerships with six different ad design teams, Microso...
07:54 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III is hot: bursts into flames and melts through its own casing
It doesn't look good. This Galaxy S III apparently malfunctioned while in an in-car holster, causing some substantial melting and burn marks across the lower half of the device. The global HSPA&plus...
07:46 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile Galaxy S III pricing plans revealed, and they aren't exactly 'cheap'
Not interested in paying $200 on contract for a new Galaxy S III over at Sprint / AT&T? Fret not, lost souls -- T-Mobile USA will soon be willing to sell you one for more. Much more. We just lan...
07:32 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Visualized: Nokia Lumia 900 running Windows Phone 7.8
It may not be the mysterious prototype Joe Belfiore showed off at today's Windows Phone Developer Summit keynote, but it's a nice treat nonetheless: we had the opportunity to sneak a peek at an AT&a...
07:32 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Visualized: Nokia Lumia 900 running Windows Phone 7.8 (update: full eyes-on!)
It may not be the mysterious prototype Joe Belfiore showed off at today's Windows Phone Developer Summit keynote, but it's a nice treat nonetheless: we had the opportunity to sneak a peek at an AT&a...
07:16 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Jolicloud launches Android app, keeps all your favorite services in one place
In case those famed Pinterest and Flipboard apps just weren't doing enough tricks for you, Jolicloud's here to save you from your application wretchedness. Essentially, the Jolicloud Android offerin...
07:00 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Augmented reality browser Junaio offers less 'clunky' apps, new API for developers (video)
Remember Metaio? Back in February we reported on the company's rather neat brand of markerless augmented reality, and now it has some fresh news: a major revamp to its Junaio AR browser for iOS and ...
06:49 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 review roundup: a $99 card that fails to keep Kepler's promise
NVIDIA blew reviewers away with its flagship GTX 680, but building cards for the low-end is a whole different challenge. The GT 640 hits the $99 price point, where it sits right between the AMD Rad...
06:33 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget iCloud down for many, iMessages not going through
Something's afoot at Apple's massive North Carolina data center -- or perhaps just on the various pipes and tubes leading to it. We've received many reports of iCloud and iMessage problems and, look...
06:33 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget iCloud down for many, iMessages not going through (update: back online!)
Something's afoot at Apple's massive North Carolina data center -- or perhaps just on the various pipes and tubes leading to it. We've received many reports of iCloud and iMessage problems and, look...
06:24 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget iFixit rips open new 15-inch MacBook Pro and 13-inch Air
You've got to admire the ferocity with which iFixit tears into a new gadget. Sure, there might not be much new to look at inside the non-Retina-packing MacBook Pro or updated Air, but that didn't st...
06:07 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Windows Phone Marketplace has 100,000 published apps, counts Words with Friends and Draw Something among 'em
It's not quite App Store numbers, but the Windows Phone Marketplace has finally managed to break the six-digit published apps barrier (making good on the promise of all those app submissions) as Mic...
06:05 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Windows Phone 8 updates coming over the air, early access to 'registered enthusiasts,' 18 month support program announced
Tired of plugging your Lumia 900 into your PC or Mac in order to apply software updates? Tough luck -- you'll still be doing it while future buyers snack on Windows Phone 8. Harshness aside, Microso...
06:02 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Windows Phone 8 to start on HTC, Huawei, Nokia and Samsung devices with support for 180 countries
When Windows Phone 8 arrives in the fall, it will have a relatively narrow slice of hardware makers: HTC, Huawei, Nokia and Samsung will represent the first wave. That's excluding some significant p...
05:58 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Nokia to bring range of new and updated apps to existing Lumia lineup
That Nokia would be joining Microsoft on this day of Windows Phone 8 revelations is no surprise -- the companies long ago inked their blood pact on the back of Mango. Now, at today's summit in San F...
05:47 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Microsoft brings true, background multitasking to Windows Phone 8
Well, Microsoft has officially left Apple as the only player in the Mobile field to not support real multitasking. With the next version of Windows Phone, background multitasking will be opened up t...
05:44 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Microsoft partners with Audible to enhance Windows Phone voice recognition, available for WP 7.5 and up
Siri, S Voice -- well, now Microsoft's got its own answer to those rival voice services and it's coming in the form of a partnership with Audible on the Windows Phone platform. Redmond's very own Ke...
05:41 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Microsoft details deep Skype integration in Windows 8
Microsoft's been letting loose all of Windows Phone 8's secrets this morning, and the latest tidbit is all about VoIP calling. Turns out, the team in Redmond's really putting that money it spent on ...
05:24 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Windows Phone 8 will finally deliver in-app purchases
Everyone else already does it, so it was about time that Microsoft jumped on the in-app purchasing bandwagon. With the debut of Windows Phone 8, Microsoft will now offer developers the ability to de...
05:05 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Microsoft demos support for NFC-enabled ads, business cards in Windows Phone 8
Microsoft spent plenty of time talking about its NFC-based mobile wallet for Windows Phone 8 today, but it has more than just payments and loyalty cards in mind for the technology. It's also showed ...
04:55 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Microsoft unveils Windows Phone 7.8 for legacy devices
The debate can now be laid to rest: devices currently running on Windows Phone 7.5 will not be on the receiving end of the long-awaited Apollo update (aka Windows Phone 8). But that doesn't mean tho...
04:55 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Microsoft confirms no upgrade path to Windows Phone 8, unveils 7.8 for legacy devices
The debate can now be laid to rest: devices currently running on Windows Phone 7.5 will not be on the receiving end of the long-awaited Apollo update (aka Windows Phone 8). But that doesn't mean tho...
04:45 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Windows Phone 8 introduces new Start screen
Yes, Windows Phone 8 is coming later this year, and it introduces some important changes to the user interface. The most noticeable is probably the new Start screen, which offers more customization....
04:44 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Windows Phone 8 to use Nokia map data with built-in turn-by-turn navigation
You won't have to use a Lumia phone any longer to get Nokia's mapping expertise: Microsoft just announced that Nokia's map technology is being built into Windows Phone 8. Along with the requisite NA...
04:44 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Windows Phone 8 to use Nokia map data with built-in turn-by-turn navigation (update: deals too)
You won't have to use a Lumia phone any longer to get Nokia's mapping expertise: Microsoft just announced that Nokia's map technology is being built into Windows Phone 8. Along with the requisite NA...
04:43 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget MS teases Windows Phone 8 enterprise features: encryption, secure boot, IT management
At today's Windows Phone Summit, Microsoft alluded to some of the next-gen OS' enterprise features, including a trusted shared Windows core, encryption, secure boot and IT device management. Company...
04:43 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget MS teases Windows Phone 8 enterprise features: Company Hub, encryption, secure boot, IT management
At today's Windows Phone Summit, Microsoft alluded to some of the next-gen OS' enterprise features, including a trusted shared Windows core, encryption, secure boot and IT device management. Company...
04:35 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Microsoft brings NFC payments and loyalty cards to Windows Phone 8
Well it looks like Google Wallet and Apple's Passbook have some new competition. Today at the Windows Phone Developer Summit, Microsoft shared its plans to bring NFC payments and loyalty cards to Wi...
04:28 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Microsoft unveils Internet Explorer 10 for Windows Phone, very similar to the desktop
How do you perfectly compliment a brand new mobile operating system? Why with a brand new browser designed to handle the moder web. Microsoft just took the wraps off Internet Explorer 10 for Windows...
04:28 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Windows Phone 8 to support multi-core CPUs, HD resolutions, SD cards and NFC
Microsoft is on stage at the Windows Phone Developer Summit offering us a bite of what's to come in Windows Phone 8, and one of the tastiest morsels may just be the noticeably more diverse hardware ...
04:20 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 share lots of code, NT kernel
It's not a complete surprise, but it's still a little bit shocking that it's actually happening -- Windows Phone 8 will be borrowing much of its code base, including the kernel, from Windows 8. At t...
04:18 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Microsoft introduces Windows Phone 8 for fall release, incompatible with current devices
Microsoft has finally and officially removed the wraps from the OS formerly known as Apollo. It's now just Windows Phone 8 and, at their "sneak peek" event we're learning a good bit about that OS, ...
04:00 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Live from Microsoft's 'sneak peek' at Windows Phone!
Can the days of Apollo's reign finally be upon us? Microsoft's Joe Belfiore -- along with a select entourage of other speakers -- will soon take the stage to show us a sneak peek at Windows Phone, a...
03:55 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Mischo Erban breaks skateboard speed record, captures the run with camera-equipped Recon
We know Quebec well for its maple syrup, poutine and fresh mountain air, but the French Canadian province also has a more sprightly side, renewing our neighbor to the north's status in the athletic ...
03:41 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Fujitsu outs a trio of similar looking Lifebooks that carry Ivy Bridge over troubled waters
Fujitsu has whipped out three matching Ivy Bridge laptops of various sizes for the business-end of your life. Each of the trio comes with wither Core i5 or i7 processors, optional SSD and a nifty mo...
03:20 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Dolphin launches Engine browser beta, claims it's got what it takes to be number one in speed stakes
Dolphin reckons the beta version of its new browser is the fastest HTML5 browser on Android. While the app looks largely unchanged, its creators have added in a raft of enhanced features behind the ...
03:01 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Firefox shows its curvy Australis tabs for upcoming unified version
Mozilla is busy sprucing up and unifying Firefox, and an oven-fresh test build will see how users feel about ditching square tabs. The new curved element will be part of a future multi-platform vers...
02:43 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Layar chief exits CEO spot in favor of print guru, edges closer to augmented reality magazine dreams
Layar previously signaled that it wants to get into augmented reality print media, and its founder Raimo van der Klein is putting his money (or at least, his title) where his mouth is. He's leaving...
02:22 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Amazon plans for European Appstore launch, coming this summer
It looks like those rumors were right on the money. Amazon has announced that developers can now start submitting apps for several European countries, ready for "distribution" this summer. While the...
02:00 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 review: Android media player that needs more of a voice
More Info Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 remote viewfinder hands-on Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.2 hands-on Galaxy Player 4.0 review It wasn't all that long ago that one of the pinnacles of th...
01:42 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget ICS coming to Samsung Galaxy Tabs 10.1, 8.9, 7.7 and 7.0 Plus starting in July
Ice Cream Sandwich has been in the cards for Samsung's older Galaxy Tabs for a while, but impatient owners can soon wind down their foot tapping: the rollout date is indeed on the horizon. According...
01:22 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Dutch court rules in favor of Samsung in 3G patent case against Apple, could lead to compensation
Remember that Apple versus Samsung case? You know, the one with the patents? Okay, well while these disputes are not rare, they do occasionally finally get decided upon. A District Court in the Hagu...
01:21 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Google IO 2012 app unveiled for Android, keeps attendees and outsiders looped in
Hardly any self-respecting conference can do without a companion app these days and Google has pulled out all the stops with an updated app for I/O 2012. Now available on Google Play, this year's it...
01:00 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget WobbleWorks: flapping ears and robotic dinosaur dreams
Artisan's Asylum's 30,000-odd square feet were largely uninhabited when we arrived early Wednesday afternoon. No shocker there, really -- the space's president and co-founder Gui Cavalcanti warned u...
12:47 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Gmail.com addresses being rolled out in Germany, 'oogle' deemed too inefficient (video)
Having settled its differences with the German trademark holder, Google can finally bring Teutonic communicators over to gmail.com addresses. As with the other countries that have previously made th...
12:34 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III gets SIM unlock option via app
Stuck with one carrier with your new superphone? Not for much longer, at least, if you're using the I9300 version of the Galaxy S III and are willing to dabble with some rooting. The app is free, bu...
12:19 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Bug-zapping lightsaber built in minutes, ready to fry pests
Simulated Jedi training not passing muster? Something more firmly grounded in reality might fit the bill. Hack a Day's bug zapping lightsaber, for instance, is suitably real -- and what it lacks in ...
12:00 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget New Swype update brings 'four kinds of keyboard', sync-able voice-text dictionaries
If it's one thing Android does right, it's the sheer range of keyboard apps and skins available -- something its competitors haven't quite latched on to just yet. While SwiftKey has charmed us with i...
12:00 pm EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M5 Ultrabooks with Kepler graphics coming to the US for $680-plus
We spotted Acer's new Aspire Timeline Ultra M5 laptops at Computex earlier this month, and though we already knew some key specs (NVIDIA's Kepler-based graphics, for example), these Ultrabooks hadn'...
11:31 am EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget LG and Philips TP Vision announce Smart TV Alliance for cross platform TV apps
Following up on last year's promise to build a standardized SDK for creating Smart TV apps, LG and TP Vision (the new owner of Philips' TV business) have announced the creation of the Smart TV Allia...
11:03 am EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget RIM reportedly firing up to 6,000 in $1 billion savings drive
The Waterloo Record is reporting that RIM is laying off a portion of its workforce as part of its cost-cutting review process. It's believed that between 2,000 and 6,000 employees could be let go as...
10:37 am EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Hitachi, NEC lead 70-strong coalition pitching iPad, iPhone for the business crowd
The Japanese must have more of a thing for Apple than we thought. A group of 70 local companies, led by heavyweights such as Hitachi and NEC, wants to spur iPad and iPhone app development for the co...
10:09 am EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget How it's made: Join us on a tour of the MK802 mini PC factory (video)
Getting to grips with the Android 4.0-toting MK802 mini PC earlier this month just left us wanting more. Luckily, ARMdevices.net recently took a tour of the Shenzhen factory where it's born to bring...
09:48 am EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget MightyText launches in earnest, enables browser-based texting through your Android phone number
Nah, it's not exactly iMessage (or BBM) for Android -- in some ways, it's better, but it lags behind in others. MightyText has launched in earnest today, graduating from its Chrome-only beta state a...
09:26 am EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Dolby Atmos crosses the Atlantic in time for Barcelona's CineEurope 2012
If you're a European jealous of those of us stateside when you first read that we had fourteen theaters featuring Dolby's new end-to-end revolution in surround sound, Atmos, then maybe this news wil...
09:05 am EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Motorola Xoom 2 says buongiorno to Alitalia's cockpits and cabins (video)
It won't just be Apple and Samsung cornering the in-air tablet market -- Motorola has scored a deal with Alitalia to put the Xoom 2 into every aspect of the Italian airline's flights. Passengers rid...
08:45 am EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Google Maps to soon include waterway travel in England and Wales
Here in America, avid motorists tend to tick that 'Avoid Ferries' option whenever possible. In England and Wales, however, travel including waterways is looked quite fondly upon. To that end, Google...
08:26 am EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget 48 PandaBoards chained together in solar-powered ARM cluster
Michael Larabel already had a 12-core PandaBoard-based mini-cluster under his belt. Clearly, the only way to outdo that is to go bigger, better and greener. The Phoronix founder took 48 of the OMAP ...
08:04 am EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A alights its Ivy Bridge at Amazon: $1,149 for Core i5 edition
True to its pledge, ASUS has hauled the backlit keys and 1920 x 1080 IPS displays of the Zenbook Prime UX31A stateside, where it just made the Amazon scene in Core i7 and i5 Ivy Bridge flavors. The ...
07:33 am EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Prepaid MiFi coming to Walmart, starting at $10 for 100MB with no expiry
Hot on the heels of T-Mobile's new 4G prepaid options, Walmart has paired with TruConnect to offer a MiFi for "casual users." The service -- called Internet on the Go -- appears to be based on Sprin...
07:13 am EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget MIT thaumaturges work to turn any windowed room into a camera obscura
Those interested in criminology, forensics or the basics of voyeurism probably have a decent grasp on what a camera obscura is. For everyone else in the audience, allow us to explain. Used since way...
06:46 am EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Plex for iOS 2.4 lets you get social with video, tie into Facebook
It's been awhile since we last saw a big Plex update for mobile apps, so it's with some relief that version 2.4 has just crossed the path of iOS users. The upgrade is all about socializing and intro...
06:17 am EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Japanese research group concocts 3D restoration magic from regular photos (video)
Reconstructing 3D spacial data has long been possible, but convincing the average consumer of that would be another chore entirely. In the future, however, it may be simpler to believe. A crew of re...
05:48 am EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia devices now present in 54 markets, 44 percent of apps available in China
In case you want to check Nokia's pulse amid a mixture of good news and bad news, the company's decided to dish out some new stats on its Windows Phones at the first-ever Mobile Asia Expo here in Sh...
05:48 am EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia devices now present in 54 markets, 44 percent of Windows Phone apps available in China
In case you want to check Nokia's pulse amid a mixture of good news and bad news, the company's decided to dish out some new stats on its Windows Phones at the first-ever Mobile Asia Expo here in Sh...
05:19 am EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget LeapFrog reveals LeapPad 2 and Leapster GS learning tablets, priced at $70 and $100
Got a youngster who ain't keen on waiting for his or her Surface of choice to ship? There's a LeapFrog for that. The name in educational slates has just revealed a pair of refreshed gizmos, the Leap...
04:38 am EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 710 phones on T-Mobile USA should learn to Tango on June 20th
If you've been carrying around a Lumia 710 for T-Mobile in your pocket and waiting for the day when you'd get a taste of Tango (Windows Phone 7.5 Refresh), you'll be happy to know that it could very...
04:01 am EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III review shootout: AT&T vs. Sprint
More Info Samsung Galaxy S III review AT&T announces Samsung Galaxy S III plans Sprint Galaxy S III arrives with Google Wallet on June 21 Each summer the world celebrates a time ...
04:00 am EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Reading Rainbow launches iPad app, we go hands-on (video)
The rainbow chairs, miniature hot air balloons and child care at yesterday's Reading Rainbow press event were a welcome change from the standard mood lighting and Adele songs that set the scene for ...
03:12 am EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget LG launches 'Quick Voice' on its phones in Korea, goes head to head with S Voice and Siri
After Apple and Samsung have made their Siri and S Voice features keystones of recent smartphone releases, it wasn't long before other manufacturers jumped in and now it's LG's turn with Quick Voice...
02:19 am EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Ikea's Uppleva TV hits European shelves with tiny, 8GB DVR add-on
If you're US-based, you'll still have to wait till 2013 to get your hands on a TV you can assemble with an Allen wrench. Our friends across the Atlantic on the other hand, can already snatch up a pa...
01:34 am EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Cartoon Network's iPhone and iPad app adds a live TV feed, for authenticated customers
Cartoon Network announced plans to join the TV Everywhere party with a live internet feed of its channel (for authenticated cable / satellite customers) during upfronts and now the updated v1.8 app ...
01:04 am EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Microsoft offers a sneak peek at Windows Phone, we'll be liveblogging at 12pm ET!
Microsoft is definitely having a field day week, sandwiched right in between WWDC and Google I/O. Tomorrow morning the giant's offered us a sneak peek at Windows Phone, and that's leaving us plenty ...
12:39 am EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Axio's EEG headband helps you teach your brain to focus (hands-on)
Usually when an EEG sensor headset graces these pages, it's used to peer into your thoughts or grant the wearer the power to control other gadgets with his or her mind. While such uses have appeal, ...
12:03 am EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Sprint warns it's a 'little behind' on Samung Galaxy S III, T-Mobile staggers its launch
That delayed Canadian Galaxy S III launch may have been a harbinger of US delays to come: Sprint has let Engadget know that it's running a "little behind" on shipments. The company still hopes to ge...
12:03 am EDT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Engadget Sprint warns it's a 'little behind' on Samsung Galaxy S III, T-Mobile staggers its launch
That delayed Canadian Galaxy S III launch may have been a harbinger of US delays to come: Sprint has let Engadget know that it's running a "little behind" on shipments. The company still hopes to ge...
11:37 pm EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget NICT's Daedalus creates beautiful 3D visuals to map out nasty cyber attacks (video)
There's nothing pretty about a cyber attack taking over an organization -- or, there wasn't, until NICT crafted this thing. Daedalus, christened as a "cyber attack alert system," is a 3D visualizati...
10:45 pm EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 304 - 06.19.2012
Rumors that Microsoft's plans for its next console could turn it into a Blu-ray and whole-home DVR super set-top box lead off a console-heavy into to this week's podcast, as we also check out the new...
10:24 pm EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget SeaOrbiter to begin construction by year's end, project price tag clocks in at $52.7 million
Remember that USS Enterprise-esque ocean research vessel we first ran across back in 2005? Yes, the one that was originally slated to hit the open waters in 2008 or 2009. After catching heat for its...
09:59 pm EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget Nomiku's immersion circulator makes sous vide cooking available to the masses, we go hands-on
If you've ever spent time watching Iron Chef or other cooking shows, odds are you've heard of the term sous vide and know the wonders of cooking with immersion circulators. For those not in the know...
09:59 pm EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget Nomiku's immersion circulator makes low temperature cooking available to the masses, we go hands-on
If you've ever spent time watching Iron Chef or other cooking shows, odds are you've heard of the term sous-vide and know the wonders of cooking with immersion circulators. For those not in the know...
09:41 pm EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget NVIDIA responds to Linus Torvalds' critique: 'supporting Linux is important'
Linux creator Linus Torvalds didn't mince any words with his criticism of NVIDIA earlier this week -- calling it, among other things, the "single worst company we've ever dealt with." That unsurpris...
09:16 pm EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget AT&T strikes a deal with Sirius XM to make 2.3GHz LTE a reality, pitches it to the FCC
AT&T has been a little more eager than usual to get spectrum after a certain big deal fell through, and we now know that Big Blue has been willing to bury a few outstanding hatchets to make that...
08:59 pm EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget Samsung coughs up source code for AT&T and T-Mobile Galaxy S IIIs
We've gotta hand it to Sammy, the company has been pretty good at releasing source code for its handsets in a timely manner. Just a few days ahead of the launch of the SGH-I747M and SGH-T999V (the G...
08:39 pm EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget Facebook warms to subscription billing for devs, backs away from Credits as main currency
Subscriptions. It's the wave of the future, man. It's also the wave that Facebook's now riding, as it has just announced plans to enable developers to offer subscription payment services starting in...
08:38 pm EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget CordLite illuminated iOS dock connector cable hands-on (video)
Love or hate it, Apple's 30-pin dock connector is no easier to attach than a standard micro-USB plug. That's not to say that it's tremendously difficult to link an iOS device with its proprietary ca...
08:15 pm EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget BlackBerry 10 hands-on (video)
Like any good show pony, BlackBerry 10's been trotting around the world, strutting the fairly limited elements of its known UI in an effort to court developers. The platform, without question the na...
08:04 pm EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget Keepin' it real fake: four SIMs, two memory card slots, one identity crisis
It takes quite a bit for a KIRF smartphone to turn our heads these days, but this specimen spotted by one of our readers in an Indian newspaper checked off just enough boxes to get us to take notice...
07:38 pm EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget BBC 'Live Restart' brings pause, rewind and 'start from beginning' to iPlayer live streams
On demand TV is great and all, but what if the program you're wanting is on right now? Previously -- in the UK at least -- you'd have to either catch the whole thing later, or accept you'd missed a ...
07:07 pm EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget Cadillac CUE makes its way to XTS, navigates with ease in NYC (hands-on)
Navigating those mean Manhattan streets is an intimidating chore for any driver, with or without a battery of high-tech in-car aides. But after an introduction to Cadillac CUE, it's easy to see the ...
06:44 pm EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget Robot with tactile sensor is better at identifying materials than you are (but only wants to help)
Researchers at USC's Viterbi School of Engineering have developed a robot capable of identifying materials, thanks to a tactile sensor. The so-called BioTac sensor mimics the human finger, with flex...
06:13 pm EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget Custom themes arrive in Gmail, your mood thanks you for caring (video)
Themes are nothing new for avid Gmail users -- after all, they've been around in some form or fashion since 2008. But starting today, Google's adding a personal twist. You know, personalization. We'...
06:08 pm EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget Google Offers swings by the iPhone, saves dough for Apples
iPhone owners bummed that their Android-using friends were taking advantage of Google Offers they couldn't use can now level the playing field: an iOS port has just gone live. Much like its Google-n...
05:39 pm EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget D-Link SharePort DIR-505 is a router repeater that fits in your pocket, ships today for $100
An April ship target may have come and gone, but that's not stopping D-Link -- the company's SharePort DIR-505 Mobile Companion is finally ready to join your side, beginning today. The $100 pocketab...
05:39 pm EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget D-Link SharePort DIR-505 is a router repeater that fits in your pocket, ships today for $70
An April ship target may have come and gone, but that's not stopping D-Link -- the company's SharePort DIR-505 Mobile Companion is finally ready to join your side, beginning today. The $100 $70 pock...
05:16 pm EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget Gooseberry Android board plans to sate those still waiting on a Raspberry Pi (video)
If one of the aims of the Raspberry Pi was to embody the "do-it-yourself" ethos, then it's already succeeded. Annoyed at the wait for the education-friendly board to arrive, the anonymous creator of...
04:52 pm EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget Apple and Liquidmetal hug it out, lengthen their pact until 2014
The deal between Apple and Liquidmetal was originally supposed to be a short-term fling. Technically, it expired in February this year, less than two years after the couple first met. There must have...
04:30 pm EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget Y!kes' app-enabled system transforms hotel accessibility: talking with hotel chains, launching this month on iOS, Android, BlackBerry and WP7
We all knew opening one's hotel room door with a smartphone was just the beginning, didn't we? As the years have turned (and LodgeNet has inexplicably remained), a smattering of companies have seen ...
04:09 pm EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget Kodak sues Apple for allegedly interfering with patent sales, has little nostalgia for your QuickTake
Kodak may have recently obtained clearance to sell some patents and help dig itself out of bankruptcy, but it wants to be extra-certain Apple is nowhere near potential buyers if a deal goes down. Th...
03:48 pm EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget iFixit tears down the new MacBook Pro's Retina display, finds a minor marvel of engineering
We've already seen them go to town on the body of the MacBook Pro with Retina display, but the staffers at iFixit have seen fit to disassemble the 2880 x 1800 panel at the heart of the new beast. As...
03:33 pm EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget Square lets merchants offer first visit deals, reward regulars with digital punch cards (video)
The great philosopher, Huey Lewis, once mused that it was "hip to be square." And it looks like he might have been right. The nifty geometrically-named payment widget is fast gaining popularity, no ...
03:18 pm EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget Barnes & Noble's Q4 and FY 2012: revenue up, losses up, hopes Microsoft hurries up
Barnes & Noble has released its financial results for both the final quarter and full financial year of 2012. It's a picture of a company that's holding steady in the face of continued onslaught...
03:05 pm EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget LG backing off tablets for now, would rather circle smartphone wagons
LG has decided not to chip in any more tablets to the huge pile that's already out there, and will focus on smartphones instead. It hasn't exactly stormed the market anyway -- with recent tab offeri...
02:47 pm EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget Twelve South launches redesigned BookBook for iPad and BookBook for iPhone cases
During a visit to Twelve South's headquarters earlier in the year, we learned that its heralded BookBook lines would be getting a refresh for the iPad and iPhone. Today, we're able to actually talk ...
02:32 pm EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget Unity 4.0 game engine adds Linux support, Mecanim animation, Flash and DirectX 11 (video)
Unity is about to give a jolt to the Linux gaming community with version 4.0 of its engine. The Penguin has been "underserved," according to the game engine company, so it'll now join the list of su...
02:09 pm EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget Editorial: Engadget on Microsoft's new Surface tablet line
Microsoft has unveiled its new Surface, a reborn brand that now lives as two products. It was a showy event with a strong conclusion: at the unification of software and hardware lies great things. ...
01:48 pm EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget Light up seesaw makes Australia's Federation Square feel like a kid again (video)
Nothing makes us smile like combining our nostalgia for childhood with our current love of hacking up gadgets and electronics. So, we've got to hand it to the folks over at ENESS, a design group who...
01:23 pm EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget Oppo Finder goes up for pre-order, super-slimness can be yours July 1st
Oppo has been playing games with our thin-phone-obsessed hearts for awhile, but at last it's time to make a commitment to the Finder. Coming somewhat belatedly, pre-orders are now open for Chinese ...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget SanDisk announces Extreme Pro microSD cards for smartphones and tablets, quick speeds starting at $60
Touting the "world's fastest mobile memory card" moniker, SanDisk has unveiled the Extreme Pro microSDHC line of storage add-ons for your smartphone or tablet. The outfit is advertising 95MB/s read a...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget SanDisk outs Extreme USB 3.0 flash drive alongside a trio of Cruzers
If diminutive USB-friendly storage is a hobby of yours, SanDisk is looking to add to your collection. The company has announced its USB 3.0-weilding Extreme flash drive and added a handful of new si...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget Sonos Sub review
More Info Sonos' wireless Sub adds extra thump to your Sonos system for $700 (ears-on) Sonos Play:3 review Sonos S5 ears-on review: a premium iPod speaker dock without the dock Every...
12:47 pm EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget Google's Project Glass trackpad gets swaddled in patent protection
Remember when Sergey Brin was on The Gavin Newsom Show showing off Project Glass' right-sided physical trackpad? Today, that element of the tech was given the official thumbs-up by the US patent and...
12:31 pm EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget IBM's water-cooled supercomputer saves energy and helps with your heating bill (video)
IBM's SuperMuc has had a good week. Not only has the three petaflop machine been listed as Europe's fastest supercomputer, but it's also apparently the first high performance computer that's entirel...
12:02 pm EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget Gogo spreads its in-flight WiFi wings further with SES satellite deal
Rejoice frequent-flying lovers of the Interwebs. All systems continue to be a go for in-flight WiFi provider Gogo as the company inks a deal with yet another satellite operator. A new agreement with...
11:31 am EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget Microsoft pilfers Surface name from its smart table, now called the PixelSense (video)
If Microsoft's recent Surface announcement made you think about a funky LED table, that's because it wasn't long ago that a joint effort with Samsung bore that moniker instead. While Redmond appropr...
11:00 am EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget Spotify brings radio feature to iOS, offers streaming to non-premium users
Swedish music streamer extraordinaire Spotify is updating its iOS app this morning with a key new feature. Radio, introduced late last year for the desktop version of the service, is making its way ...
10:22 am EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget New Google+ API gives Flipboard a cuddle, Currents looks away angrily
If you're just taking down the decorations from your latest Google+ party, hang fire, it looks like there's more good news for the ever-burgeoning social starlet. It's just been announced that ...
10:01 am EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget Dropcam's Android app is now native, improved and live at Google Play
Sure, Dropcam already had an app for monitoring its web-connected home monitoring cameras on Android smartphones. The thing is, it wasn't native -- it was built using Adobe Air and was therefore lim...
10:00 am EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget Roomba 790's Wireless Command Center lets you obliterate dirt from afar
iRobot is calling the latest Roomba its "most advanced robot yet," thanks to a number of new features to the 700 series that extend beyond the 790's redesigned faceplate. Chief amongst them is the W...
09:42 am EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget Ben Heck gives dads the light-up toilet they deserve
Happy belated Father's Day, internet -- now please enjoy some video of Ben Heck modding a toilet. The tinkerer-turned-host offered up one of his more unsanitary projects over the weekend, involving ...
09:18 am EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget Thunderbolt 1.2.1 update adds Ethernet adapter support, reportedly squashes boot issues
Got your fancy new Retina MacBook Pro? Eying up one of those Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapters? Well, Apple's just released a software update that adds support for the nifty peripheral. That's the ma...
08:54 am EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget Watch Microsoft's Surface keynote now online, re-live the mystery unveil from the comfort of your browser
Missed the liveblog? Caught the details, but wanted to see it unfold blow-by-blow? No problem, as Microsoft has uploaded the whole shebang for your viewing pleasure. Compatible browsers can jump in ...
08:54 am EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget Watch Microsoft's Surface keynote now online, relive the mystery unveil from the comfort of your browser
Missed the liveblog? Caught the details, but wanted to see it unfold blow-by-blow? No problem, as Microsoft has uploaded the whole shebang for your viewing pleasure. Compatible browsers can jump in ...
08:54 am EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget Watch Microsoft's Surface keynote now online, relive the mystery unveil from the comfort of your browser (update: video for everybody)
Missed the liveblog? Caught the details, but wanted to see it unfold blow-by-blow? No problem, as Microsoft has uploaded the whole shebang for your viewing pleasure. Compatible browsers can jump in ...
08:24 am EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget PSA: Entire Harry Potter series now available on Amazon's Kindle Owners' Lending Library
Fancy dipping back into the world of Quidditch and Dumbledore? Or maybe you shunned the whole Pottermania thing until now. Either way, if you own a Kindle, you can finally get up to speed without pa...
08:02 am EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget Will Surface tablets use Microsoft's new MagSafe-like power and data connector?
Microsoft has borrowed a couple of Apple-flavored notions for the launch of its new Surface tablets. For a start, it's avoided mentioning certain tech specs -- like the amount of RAM -- and now one ...
07:47 am EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget Less banhammer, more gaming fun down under as Australia OKs R18+ game rating
Looks like folks from the land down under will be able to enjoy more of those upcoming titles featured recently at E3 2012. Australian gamers can now yell a collective "Get over here!" at more matur...
07:11 am EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget Air Canada embarks on its first biofuel-powered flight from Toronto to Mexico City
Not looking to be left out of the biofuel party, Air Canada is the latest to try out the eco-friendly alternative for its jet engines. An Airbus A319 will make the outfit's pseudo-sustainable flight...
06:25 am EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget iBuyPower rides new Valkyrie line of gaming laptops
Not content with the unveiling of its Chimera 4 and Erebus GT desktops, iBuyPower is turning its attention to gamers of a more mobile persuasion with the launch of its new Valkyrie line of gaming la...
05:46 am EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget Tomy BattroBorg 20 throws motion-controlled punches, rocks 'em and socks 'em Wii-style (video)
The last time we saw someone move the game on for Rock'em Sock'em Robots, it was a motion-controlled experiment that was unlikely to see the light of day. Tomy must have been frustrated enough waiti...
04:59 am EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget Vanishing neutrons could be travelling to a parallel universe
Time to break out your theoretical physics cap for a moment. A new idea about the cause of neutron loss (a phenomena in which neutrons seem to momentarily disappear), is pushing the boundaries of ea...
04:01 am EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget Wacom outs the Bamboo Splash: the Connect's hardware with a new software bundle
For those looking to get their feet wet with a Wacom pen tablet, but not looking to make an Intuos-sized investment, the company's Bamboo family has been a solid choice. The outfit has now added one...
03:56 am EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget US 3G and 4G networks face off once more, Verizon just squeaks out win over AT&T
Competition for the US cellular speed crown is certainly fiercer than it was last year, when Verizon's 4G LTE let it walk over the competition unimpeded. With AT&T's LTE in the running, though,...
03:04 am EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget Shaka turns smartphones into wind meters, gives surfers and kiteboarders the gnar they need (hands-on)
Ever missed an amazing set in spite of your sick surfboard because you packed it in not knowing that the wind was picking up and about to deliver the perfect wave? Or maybe you didn't realize just h...
02:25 am EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget ZTE announces Grand X LTE for Europe and Asia Pacific
You probably don't put too much thought into how many chips it takes to get your smartphone on an LTE network, but just in case you were curious, ZTE's upcoming Grand X LTE (T82) will only need one....
01:59 am EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget Sassor wants to let users know just how much electricity their gadgets are wasting (hands-on)
Everyone knows that their game consoles, appliances and HDTVs are energy vampires, and while Energy Star-certified products tell us which gadgets are more green-friendly than others, we still don't ...
01:16 am EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget US military looking to create a 'universal remote' for drone fleets
When you've got as many different drone models as the US military, it can be hard to manage things. That's why a group inside the Pentagon is looking to help cut down on unmanned aerial fragmentatio...
12:43 am EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget Hands-on with Microsoft Surface for Windows RT
We're here live at Microsoft's press event in Los Angeles, where it just unveiled not just the rumored tablet you were hoping for, but two tablets: Surface for Windows RT, which has an NVIDIA chip i...
12:43 am EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget Hands-on with Microsoft Surface for Windows RT, Touch Cover and Type Cover (update: video!)
We're here live at Microsoft's press event in Los Angeles, where it just unveiled not just the rumored tablet you were hoping for, but two tablets: Surface for Windows RT, which has an NVIDIA chip i...
12:24 am EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget Nokia 808 PureView announced for US, available soon through Amazon at $699
Color us surprised -- or whatever the antonym of that word may be -- but Nokia has announced the availability of its 41-megapixel 808 PureView smartphone for the United States, which will be distrib...
12:14 am EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget Microsoft Surface tablets: the differences between Windows RT and Windows 8 Pro models
Surfaces. Turns out, the plural form of Microsoft's new tablet range rolls off of the tongue with ease, but understanding the differences between the first two models may not be quite as easy -- par...
12:10 am EDT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 9PM ET
It's Monday, which means it is time for you to listen into the recording booth when the Engadget HD podcast goes to mp3 at 9:00PM. Please be a part of it by reviewing the list of topics after the bre...
11:43 pm EDT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Engadget Microsoft announces Surface for Windows 8 Pro
Microsoft didn't just announce one Surface tablet today -- it's announced one for each of the main varieties of Windows. That includes the Surface for Windows 8 Pro, which is slightly larger than it...
11:43 pm EDT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Engadget Microsoft announces Surface for Windows 8 Pro: Intel inside, optional pen input
Microsoft didn't just announce one Surface tablet today -- it's announced one for each of the main varieties of Windows. That includes the Surface for Windows 8 Pro, which is slightly larger and dec...
11:35 pm EDT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Engadget Microsoft one ups other tablet 'smart' covers with Surface's Touch Cover and Type Cover
What's 3mm thick, crafted from the finest Polartec and attaches to a tablet magnetically? If you guessed an iPad smart cover you might be right, but right now we're pretty enamored with Microsoft's ...
11:23 pm EDT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Engadget Microsoft reveals its own Windows 8 tablet: meet the new Surface for Windows RT
Here at its mysterious, last-minute press event in Los Angeles, Microsoft just confirmed it will sell its own Microsoft-branded Windows 8 RT tablet under the Surface badge. Measuring just 9.3mm thic...
10:30 pm EDT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Engadget Live from Microsoft's mystery press conference in Los Angeles!
When Microsoft calls a last-minute press conference to make a "major" announcement, there's only one sensible thing to do: pack your bags, fly to Los Angeles and get ready to hear what Ballmer &...
10:19 pm EDT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Engadget HTC Acknowledges One X WiFi bug on Tegra 3 models
There's always some snag with these big flagship devices it seems. The iPhone 4 had antennagate, Verizon's Galaxy Nexus couldn't seem to stay connected and now the One X is joining the parade with s...
10:09 pm EDT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Engadget Sharp launches 'world's largest' 90-inch LED AQUOS TV, we go hands-on
You know what they say: bigger is always better. With that in mind, Sharp's taken the wraps off of its flagship 90-inch AQUOS LED TV, and in the process dubs it the world's largest (sorry, 80-incher...
10:05 pm EDT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Engadget Must See HDTV (June 18th - 24th)
NBA Finals The NBA Finals rolls into week two with two more games in Miami, and Game six sunday night in Oklahoma, assuming the Thunder can score a win or two to keep the series going. So far both s...
09:47 pm EDT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Engadget Canon overhauls Mixed Reality platform with new head-mounted display
Canon's been fiddling around with augmented (or mixed) reality for some time now, but the company just took things to the next level. A new AR headset announced today is less stylish than that other...
09:21 pm EDT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Engadget Sprint's early 4G LTE network tested in controlled conditions, hangs with the big boys
Sprint doesn't have much time to meet its goals and get its 4G LTE network up and running by mid-2012. The Now Network is definitely getting closer, though, and just gave PCMag the chance to test it...
08:54 pm EDT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Engadget Vodafone gets green light to buy Cable & Wireless, goes on a high-fiber diet
Vodafone has succeeded in its attempt to buy Cable & Wireless in a bid to become the UK's second largest telecoms company. The £1.04 billion ($1.6 billion) purchase had been at risk thanks...
08:28 pm EDT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Engadget Intel designs neuromorphic chip concept, our android clones are one step closer
Most neurochip projects have been designed around melding the brain and technology in the most literal sense. Intel's Circuit Research Laboratory, however, is betting that we might get along just fi...
08:05 pm EDT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Engadget NEC LifeTouch L unveiled: Android 4.0 tablet keeps it thin and light (video)
Still looking for that perfect 10-inch Android tablet? Well here's another one slab aiming for your wallet. NEC's latest attempt is the LifeTouch L and lands in 16GB and 32GB sizes, with a business ...
07:43 pm EDT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Engadget Infinitec updates Pocket TV to 1GB RAM, settles on final design and reaffirms October shipments
It's another wondrous success story from within the walls of Kickstarter, but honestly, meeting its funding goal was just the start for Infinitec. The outfit's second product, the Pocket TV, is well...
07:18 pm EDT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Engadget Intel christens its 'Many Integrated Core' products Xeon Phi, eyes exascale milestone
Been wondering when the next big leap in high performance computing would hit? Well, Intel would like you to believe the time is now and the name of that revolution is the Xeon Phi. Formerly codenam...
06:59 pm EDT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Engadget Face.com acquired by Facebook for an estimated $80 million+, facial tagging clearly at the forefront
Facebook already dropped the "the," so why not oversimplify and drop the "book," too? All jesting aside, Facebook is continuing its recent buying spree with the acquisition of Face.com for an estima...
06:37 pm EDT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Engadget Google completes buyout of Magnolia Broadband patents, puts a little extra protection under its belt
Magnolia Broadband revealed that Google was buying some of its patents at the start of June, but to say that its confirmation was brief would be an understatement. It's being more verbose now that th...
06:00 pm EDT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Engadget Toshiba Excite 7.7 review
More Info That 7.7-inch Toshiba tablet we saw at CES? It's called the AT270, and it runs Tegra 3 Toshiba announces Excite 10, 7.7 and 13 tablets, Thrive slates on their way out Toshib...
05:42 pm EDT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Engadget X-37B finally touches down, completing its not-so-secret classified mission (video)
After more than a year of circling the globe, the US Air Force's X-37B has finally touched down at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The unmanned, reusable space plane spent 469 days in orbit...
05:19 pm EDT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Engadget InterDigital sells nearly 2,000 wireless patents to Intel, pockets $375 million
InterDigital (we interviewed its CEO last week) is selling off around 1,700 wireless patents and applications to Intel for $375 million. The company is making good on its promise to monetize its vas...
05:01 pm EDT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Engadget Celestica phases out BlackBerry-related production for RIM
If you were looking for signs of a turnaround in BlackBerry market share through the production chain, you'll unfortunately have to keep looking. One of RIM's manufacturers, Celestica, is planning t...
04:42 pm EDT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Engadget China conducts its first crewed spaceship docking, gives southeast Asia its place in space
Believe it or not, the only countries to have docked a human-helmed spacecraft in the first 50 years of spaceflight were Russia and the US. That small community just got bigger, as China's Shenzhou-...
04:42 pm EDT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Engadget China conducts its first crewed spaceship docking, gives east Asia its place in space (updated)
Believe it or not, the only countries to have docked a human-helmed spacecraft in the first 50 years of spaceflight were Russia and the US. That small community just got bigger, as China's Shenzhou-...
04:00 pm EDT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Engadget MacBook Air review (13-inch, mid 2012)
More Info Apple announces refreshed MacBook Air: Ivy Bridge processor, USB 3.0, shipping today The 2012 MacBook Air vs. the 2011 model: what's changed? ASUS Zenbook Prime UX21A previe...
03:49 pm EDT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Engadget Tesla Roadster driver now halfway around the world, catching up with Citroen team (video)
Human antagonists can bring far more stress to a journey than a ticking clock. Phileas Fogg learned that, and now Tesla Roadster owner Rafael de Mestre is discovering it too. He wants to be the firs...
03:27 pm EDT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win a new iPad (32GB with AT&T), courtesy of Rebtel!
Nothing like a good post-Father's Day contest to get you fired up for the week, and this time we have a new iPad up for grabs. The offering is made possible by Rebtel, the largest independent VoIP p...
03:01 pm EDT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III gets enterprise-friendly version in the US, wears a Pebble Blue business suit
When Samsung launches its all-out blitz on the US with the Galaxy S III, it'll be targeting boardrooms as well as pockets: the Android 4.0 flagship will be the company's first American phone certifi...
02:37 pm EDT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Engadget Toughbook goes Ivy Bridge with 10-inch magnesium CF-19
One thing we haven't seen too much of from the ongoing Ivy Bridge onslaught, is rugged notebooks. Sure, there was that Durabook from last week, but not much else -- and we all know the big name in i...
02:34 pm EDT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Engadget Barnes & Noble reportedly 'not involved' in tonight's big Microsoft event
Rumors floating around over the weekend suggested that any tablet announcement made by Microsoft today could involve Barnes and Noble, its latest "strategic partner". According to Business Insider, ...
02:34 pm EDT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Engadget Barnes & Noble reportedly 'not involved' in tonight's big Microsoft event (Update: confirmed)
Rumors floating around over the weekend suggested that any tablet announcement made by Microsoft today could involve Barnes and Noble, its latest "strategic partner." According to Business Insider, ...
02:11 pm EDT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Engadget CyanogenMod nightlies reach Samsung Galaxy S III, Nature UX critics unite
Let's say you're a fan of the quad-core processor and giant screen of the international Galaxy S III, but Samsung's Nature UX just leaves you feeling cold. Thankfully, the first CyanogenMod 9 nightl...
01:39 pm EDT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Engadget Sharp teams up with design company for new Feel UX Android skin (video)
While the western hemisphere hasn't (perhaps fortunately) got to experience Sharp's existing Android UI, it's announced that it'll be teaming up with design firm, frog, to craft Feel UX, a new "high...
12:54 pm EDT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Engadget Nissan says Leaf charger will start powering homes in July, details new battery (video)
We kicked the tires on Nissan's Leaf-based EV Power Station in Tokyo a while back, and now the company has announced that Japanese customers will start receiving the home power backups in July. On t...
12:26 pm EDT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Engadget Onkyo mid-range networking home theatres flaunt 4K image, multi-source PIP
We've seen the high and low ends, and now Onkyo has thrown its alphabet soup of networking and A/V tech into its mid-range HT-S6500 5.1 surround ($799) and HT-S7500 7.1 ($899) home theater systems. ...
12:00 pm EDT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Engadget iPad Smart Case hands-on
Surreptitiously introduced to Apple Stores in the midst of new MacBook introductions and hardware refreshes, the Smart Case is Apple's latest official option for iPad protection. It's teamed togethe...
11:45 am EDT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: solar supertrees, pee-powered plasma and a bug-eyed mantis shrimp with a serious right hook
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. It's been a big week for energy-efficient breakthroughs ...
11:24 am EDT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Engadget Google reveals government censorship requests are on the rise
Google's updated its transparency report to show how many times governments worldwide sought to censor search results, drop YouTube videos or look at user data in the second half of last year. Each ...
11:15 am EDT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Engadget Android apps that use power control APIs are often 'battery killers,' oh the irony
If there's one thing Purdue University researchers can't stand, it's an inefficient Android app. They've already revealed how some titles burn huge amounts of energy just by running ads (e.g., Angry ...
10:37 am EDT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Engadget Linus Torvalds: 'NVIDIA is the worst we've ever dealt with' (video)
Fresh from receiving technology prize plaudits, Linux creator Torvalds is still telling it how it is. In a recent Q&A session at Aalto University in Finland, he said that NVIDIA was "single wors...
10:24 am EDT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Engadget BMW's i Pedelec hitches lift (and top-up) from plug-in i3 electric car
The i Pedelec electric bike has just been given a range boost -- in a way. BMW's created a new concept version of its i3 electric vehicle, which dedicates the rear half of the car to housing a pair ...
09:55 am EDT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Engadget Audi's E-Tron becomes the first hybrid to win Le Mans, saves the planet at the same time
Audi's R-18 E-Tron diesel-electric hybrid has become the first car of its kind to win the Le Mans 24-hour endurance race. Audi and Toyota both submitted environmentally friendly racers, but the latt...
09:33 am EDT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Engadget Samsung's new CEO promises 'particular focus' on software, UI and design
There's nothing worse than complacency in an incoming CEO, so it's fortunate that Kwon Oh-hyun is prepared to openly address weaknesses in his empire. He used his inaugural speech to declare that "a...
09:02 am EDT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus L5 to complete the L-style ensemble later this month
The final middle piece of LG's L-style puzzle, the 4-inch Optimus L5, is pegged to arrive in the UK, Germany and France in the next two weeks. The sub-10mm phone packs the same design elements seen ...
08:02 am EDT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Engadget ArduSat wants to put Arduino satellite, your experiments into orbit
Short of scoring a spot on the ISS experiment docket, putting your scientific aspirations into orbit can be a bit tricky. Why not try crowdsourcing your way into space? ArduSat's barking up that ve...
07:00 am EDT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Engadget NNSA Sequoia supercomputer takes worlds fastest title, prevents nuclear testing
Fujitsu's 10.51 petaflop K supercomputer is pretty fast, but does it pack enough computational oomph to stave off underground nuclear testing? Probably -- but the NNSA's new sixteen petaflop rig doe...
05:21 am EDT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Engadget Mozilla's 'Junior' iPad browser prototype keeps it simple
Love your iPad, but hate Safari? Mozilla's Alex Limi can relate, it's "a pretty miserable experience," he says. So what's he doing about it? Building a replacement, of course. In a recent presentati...
04:01 am EDT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Engadget Verzion intros FiOS Quantum, officially priced up to 300Mbps
What's faster than FiOS internet service? FiOS Quantum evidently, as Verizon's latest high-speed internet service gets an official name and pricing. Effectively doubling every tier -- except the ent...
04:01 am EDT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Engadget Verizon intros FiOS Quantum, officially priced up to 300Mbps
What's faster than FiOS internet service? FiOS Quantum evidently, as Verizon's latest high-speed internet service gets an official name and pricing. Effectively doubling every tier -- except the ent...
02:36 am EDT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Engadget How would you change the Orbotix Sphero?
Orbotix's novelty smartphone-controlled robotic cue ball is so fun, even The President has been snapped playing with one. It's a toy, and as such doesn't really serve a function beyond chasing your ...
01:00 am EDT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of June 11th, 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 ...
10:18 pm EDT - Sun, June 17, 2012
Engadget Microsoft's rumored tablet may be a Barnes & Noble collaboration with Xbox Live video streaming
Rumors swirling around Microsoft's mystery event on Monday have repeatedly centered on a tablet, but if TechCrunch sources are right, Microsoft may only play a partial role in the project. The unvei...
10:03 pm EDT - Sun, June 17, 2012
Engadget Switched On: Going Thermonuclear
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. More Info PSA: Which iOS 6 features can my device run? WWDC 2012 Apple vs. Google gets personal: 'Ste...
08:49 pm EDT - Sun, June 17, 2012
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 142 - 06.17.2012
Another two hours of podcasty goodness from Brad and Myriam in the span of one week -- this time featuring Richard "The James Bond Of Tech Journalism" Lai on the PadFone. He's basically what they ba...
07:00 pm EDT - Sun, June 17, 2012
Engadget Microsoft's mystery announcement happens Monday at 6:30pm EST, get your liveblog here!
What to do when Microsoft schedules two major announcements in one week? Plan a liveblog and cue the speculation, of course. With a sneak peek of Windows Phone Apollo coming in just two days, we're ...
05:41 pm EDT - Sun, June 17, 2012
Engadget Japan builds a better robot bender, still doesn't run on beer
Futurama may have set an unreasonably high bar for the next-generation bending unit, but Opton's T-WIN20 KDM inches slightly closer to the perfect drinking buddy of tomorrow. Unlike traditional robo...
03:42 pm EDT - Sun, June 17, 2012
Engadget Sony's Google TV-enabled NSZ-GS7 Network Media Player up for pre-order at J&R
We knew Sony's next batch of Google TV-enabled hardware was coming this summer, and now at least one device is up for pre-order at J&R. Folks who've been wanting the Android-based service withou...
01:31 pm EDT - Sun, June 17, 2012
Engadget Apple I fetches $374.5K at Sotheby's auction, Steve Jobs Atari note goes for $27.5k
Here's an update for all the collectors of vintage Apple Computer-wares out there. If you'll recall, it was a few weeks back when Sotheby's announced it would auction off an Apple 1 motherboard, cas...
11:05 am EDT - Sun, June 17, 2012
Engadget i-SODOG robot unveiled, dares you to resist its LED-puppy dog eyes
Takara Tomy's i-SODOG might not be as intimidating as other robotic quadrupeds, but it sure is a charmer. Freshly unveiled at the Tokyo International Toy Show, the puppy comes laden with touch senso...
08:54 am EDT - Sun, June 17, 2012
Engadget The new stars of reggae are nothing like the old ones
Earthly music just ain't enough for reggae / rock band Echo Movement. In search of extraterrestrial inspiration, they hooked up with researchers at Georgia Tech's Sonification Lab, which specializes...
06:48 am EDT - Sun, June 17, 2012
Engadget Braven Six Series Bluetooth speakers now shipping, three choices for on-the-go audio, USB charging
Jawbone's Jamboxes may be the first gizmos that jump to mind if you're searching for wireless, on-the-go speakers, but they're not the only options out there. An outfit by the name of Braven has bee...
04:21 am EDT - Sun, June 17, 2012
Engadget 15 indie developers re-imagine Pong for iOS, hope to win Atari contract
As far as video games go, it doesn't get much simpler than Pong -- two paddles, one ball, no complications. A classic, to be sure, but definitely not the flashiest game when pitted against the avera...
02:54 am EDT - Sun, June 17, 2012
Engadget Ask Engadget: best 'invincible' point-and-shoot camera?
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 Mark, who's in the market for a heavy-duty...
01:00 am EDT - Sun, June 17, 2012
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of June 11th, 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, Cricket found a new retail cha...
12:31 am EDT - Sun, June 17, 2012
Engadget Microsoft brings Kinectimals to Android, is both warm and fuzzy
Catching up with its fellow iOS and Windows Phone platforms, Kinectimals has arrived on Android. It'll set you back three bucks, but for that you'll get the chance to play with five different balls o...
11:17 pm EDT - Sat, June 16, 2012
Engadget FlyNano proto takes to the air, final model will soar mainly with electrons (video)
Last time we saw the FlyNano amphibious ultralight plane, we weren't sure if it would be gas or electric, and we wondered who'd be brave enough to fly the tiny thing -- if it flew at all. That's all...
10:20 pm EDT - Sat, June 16, 2012
Engadget New Motorola slider for Sprint surfaces with Android 4.0, many mysteries
Two can play at the leaked Android slider phone game: just hours after Samsung and T-Mobile had their time to play, a more than slightly enigmatic Motorola QWERTY slider has popped up at the Android...
09:24 pm EDT - Sat, June 16, 2012
Engadget Northrop Grumman Unveils US Navy's MQ-4C BAMS Triton unmanned aircraft
If Broad Area Maritime Surveillance, or war gadgets are your bag, then things just got real. Northrop Grumman has just unveiled the MQ-4C BAMS Triton, the latest addition to the US Navy's Maritime P...
07:53 pm EDT - Sat, June 16, 2012
Engadget Dolby confirms 14 theaters for inaugural screening of Pixar's 'Brave' with Atmos audio
If you want to be among the first to experience Dolby's new Atmos surround sound experience, the company has released a list of 14 theaters that will have it up and running in time to show the first...
06:04 pm EDT - Sat, June 16, 2012
Engadget AOC Aire iPlay desktop LCD docks iPhones and iPods, rocks the joint (modestly)
AOC has a bit of a long-term memory issue: it claims the Aire iPlay E2343Fi is the first computer monitor to have a built-in iPhone and iPod docking station. Nope. But don't let that deter you from ...
04:12 pm EDT - Sat, June 16, 2012
Engadget Amazon rumored clinching major labels for cloud music rights, iTunes Match feels the heat
When we last checked in, Amazon was thought to finally be pushing for full music rights in its Cloud Drive and Cloud Player services. It might be a smooth operator at the negotiating table: subseque...
02:16 pm EDT - Sat, June 16, 2012
Engadget Alleged Xbox 720 document leak resurfaces, stirs rumors of Kinect 2, native 3D, AR glasses
A document passing itself off as an internal Microsoft presentation about the future of Xbox has surfaced, and is stirring internet chatter with its possible hints at the future of the console. Desp...
01:32 pm EDT - Sat, June 16, 2012
Engadget Nantsune meat slicer scans in 3D to get the perfect cut, bring home the bacon in record time (video)
Bacon, our old friend. We've missed you. Japan's Nantsune must have missed it too, as its new Libra 165C meat slicer is using some mighty advanced technology to cut pork quickly. Beating a Nikko cre...
10:33 am EDT - Sat, June 16, 2012
Engadget Microsoft details Windows 8 Calendar app design, wants to 'show your life clearly'
As part of its "Building Windows 8" blog series, Redmond has been doling inside info on apps like Mail and People, and now it's Calendar's turn in the spotlight. Steven Sinofsky blogged that one of ...
08:16 am EDT - Sat, June 16, 2012
Engadget LTE arrives in Colombia, stays for the coffee
Citizens of Columbia have yet another reason to be proud this week, as LTE connectivity is now part of the nation's infrastructure. State-owned telecom UNE EPM has officially flipped the 4G switch f...
05:38 am EDT - Sat, June 16, 2012
Engadget Stanford engineers find work around for barriers to carbon nanotube computers
We've been waiting, rather patiently we might add, for carbon nanotubes to really start making a difference in our computing lives. That day has yet to pass, but researchers at Stanford are making g...
03:41 am EDT - Sat, June 16, 2012
Engadget Nokia hints at June 18th news, may be PureView related instead of Microsoft
Amidst the upheaval in Espoo Nokia continues to push forward, and tonight its Facebook page has already posted a couple of teaser images, including the one seen above, suggesting there's big news du...
03:41 am EDT - Sat, June 16, 2012
Engadget Nokia hints at June 18th news, may be PureView related instead of Microsoft (Update)
Amidst the upheaval in Espoo Nokia continues to push forward, and tonight its Facebook page has already posted a couple of teaser images, including the one seen above, suggesting there's big news du...
02:03 am EDT - Sat, June 16, 2012
Engadget MIUI reaches Google Play as MiHome Launcher, gives that Xiaomi look
Xiaomi's MIUI interface for Android has been available to load up for some time, but unless you were willing to flash your firmware, you might as well have just imported one of the company's phones ...
12:44 am EDT - Sat, June 16, 2012
Engadget Dell gives a peek at a revamped XPS 15 in Romania
Dell showed the heart of its 2012 laptop design language in the XPS 13 just as the snow started melting, but it's been mostly silent or conservative ever since. The company must want to close out t...
11:29 pm EDT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Engadget Samsung refreshes Series 5 laptops with AMD Trinity processors
We recently got a look at Samsung's new Ivy Bridge-enhanced Series 5 laptops, but it turns out that's not the only refresh the line has gotten this month. Samsung's also now rather quietly introduce...
10:47 pm EDT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Engadget PSA: Dropbox scraps Public folders July 31st, your sharing stays intact
Would-be Dropbox users who want to lean on the cloud storage service's Public folder, heads-up: when July comes to a close, new accounts won't get that common storage pool. That's not to say it's t...
09:31 pm EDT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Engadget Samsung bumps Galaxy S III Canadian launch to June 27th, pins it on 9 million world pre-orders
Canadians who marked June 20th on their calendars as Galaxy S III Day will have to hold off on the festivities for a week, as Samsung has just confirmed that it's shifting the Canadian release to Ju...
09:07 pm EDT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Engadget Microsoft explains Windows 8's Mail app, promises more changes to come
It's not often that the folks in Redmond get to debut a new operating system as big as Windows 8, so we can't really blame them for going on at length about every feature of it. The latest to get th...
08:46 pm EDT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Engadget Will podcasts receive a separate app in iOS 6?
Reports are abound that a section for podcasts is nowhere to be found in the latest beta version of iTunes for iOS 6. Given its beta status, it's easy to dismiss the exclusion as functionality that's...
08:30 pm EDT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Show returns Friday, June 22nd -- get tickets to the taping!
Can you say "edutainment?" Yep, this month we'll be exploring the intersection of technology and education like only the Engadget Show can, including trips to NYU's ITP school and Northeastern Unive...
07:59 pm EDT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Engadget Listen to the Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 5PM ET with Richard Lai!
The good news: we're back at our regular time today. The great news: the man, the myth and the legend, Richard Lai, will be joining Myriam Joire and Brad Molen from the other side of the Pacific on ...
07:32 pm EDT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Engadget AirBurr micro air vehicle can self-right, take off again (video)
EPFL's been tweaking its eerily floating AirBurr since 2009, and its latest iteration adds four carbon-fiber legs, hopefully ensuring you'll never have to chase after and recover it after a crash. W...
07:07 pm EDT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Engadget ABI: Apple and Samsung have over 55 percent of the smartphone space, 90 percent of its money-making
Tech finance sleuth Horace Dediu was clearly astute when he determined that it's really Apple and Samsung's smartphone world, and we just live in it. ABI Research just estimated that, combined, the ...
06:42 pm EDT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Engadget Engadget Podcast 298 - 06.15.2012
Stop! Fanboys, what's that sound? Well, we're not sure, actually, but a couple of things we know that sound isn't are Brian Heater, an optical drive, and a Vertu phone. If you asked us we might tell...
06:00 pm EDT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Engadget Engadget Primed: why nanometers matter (and why they often don't)
Primed goes in-depth on the technobabble you hear on Engadget every day -- we dig deep into each topic's history and how it benefits our lives. You can follow the series here. Looking to suggest a pi...
05:32 pm EDT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Engadget Samsung's tube powered DA-E750 audio dock hitting the UK, Korea on June 18th
Have a thing for wood grain and high-end audio? You're in luck, as Samsung has announced that its DA-E750 Audio with Dock will be available in the United Kingdom and Korea beginning Monday, June 18t...
05:05 pm EDT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Engadget Toshiba's Windows 8 RT laptop gets demoed by TI (video)
When Toshiba broke out its Windows 8 RT, Transformer-like tablet at Computex we were quite sad to find it was only a non-functional prototype. Especially since TI was on hand as well, maker of the O...
04:33 pm EDT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Engadget Samsung files a patent for a capacitive stylus with NFC and headset, your next C-Pen may get talkative
Samsung is clearly big on pens. It's no shock, then, that we now know the company applied for a patent on a new stylus while the original Galaxy Note was still fresh out of the box. The capacitive p...
04:05 pm EDT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Engadget FCC Fridays: June 15, 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...
03:47 pm EDT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: Deeper Smart sonar Fishfinder for Android and iOS
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...
03:27 pm EDT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Engadget Huawei M660 wields portrait keyboard, headed for Cricket Wireless?
After the familiar vertical keyboard structure of a BlackBerry, but with all the Google friendliness and app breadth of an Android phone? Then Huawei may have the answer -- and it looks like it'll l...
02:54 pm EDT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Engadget Microsoft patent app wants SMS-to-spreadsheet, so you can Excel while you excel
If you're too busy racking up commissions to submit your expense report, a Microsoft patent application might let you text that steak-dinner-schmoozefest straight to a spreadsheet in accounting. Tha...
02:54 pm EDT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Engadget Microsoft patent app wants SMSs in your spreadsheet, so you can Excel while you excel
If you're too busy racking up commissions to submit your expense report, a Microsoft patent application might let you text that steak-dinner-schmoozefest straight to a spreadsheet in accounting. Tha...
02:27 pm EDT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Engadget Audi A3 e-tron hands-on (video)
It's not often that we spend quality time with automobiles here at Engadget, but our motives are usually geared by electricity when we do. Take for instance, the Audi A3 e-tron concept above. This i...
01:57 pm EDT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Engadget Motorola buys Psion for $200 million
Psion has mostly slipped out of the public eye, but that's about to change -- Motorola just bought the company for $200 million to bolster its work with industrial companies. Developing...Continue r...
01:57 pm EDT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Engadget Motorola Solutions buys Psion for $200 million
Psion has mostly slipped out of the public eye, but that's about to change -- Motorola Solutions just bought the company for $200 million in cash to bolster its work with industrial companies. The ...
01:45 pm EDT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: Atlas human-powered helicopter gunning for elusive Sikorsky prize (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...
01:30 pm EDT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Engadget Distro Issue 45: a brief history of Motorola and WWDC 2012's top stories
Still recovering from last week's barrage of fitness gadgetry? Yeah, we are too. This week, we take a less active approach to the latest issue of our tablet mag. Motorola's influence on the tech tha...
01:08 pm EDT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Engadget Microsoft applies to patent gesture-based MIDI interface, turn us all into Jean Michel Jarre
Microsoft has applied to patent a free-space gesture controller for a MIDI interface that could see you kicking out jams on invisible instruments. Using a Kinect-style depth camera, individual movem...
12:52 pm EDT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Engadget Lenovo's IdeaTab 2110a transforming tablet hits the FCC, doesn't mind the mess
From the looks of it, the coffee-chugging folks in the FCC's underground bunker were so excited about investigating Lenovo's IdeaTab 2110 that they didn't have time to clean up. The transforming tab...
12:52 pm EDT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Engadget Lenovo's IdeaTab S2110A transforming tablet hits the FCC, doesn't mind the mess
From the looks of it, the coffee-chugging folks in the FCC's underground bunker were so excited about investigating Lenovo's IdeaTab S2110A (formerly the IdeaTab S2) that they didn't have time to cl...
12:37 pm EDT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Engadget HP Pavilion dv6 gets treated to AMD's Trinity processor, shakes hands with Ivy Bridge twin
HP's Pavilion dv6 must be pretty popular. That's how we'd explain the fact that the laptop will be one of the first to land with AMD's Trinity chipset -- despite already appearing with an Ivy Bridge...
12:16 pm EDT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Engadget 'Free form' lens over mobile display could improve audio and haptics, says Motorola patent filing
It's hard to tell exactly what Motorola is thinking of here, but it probably isn't a billowing sheet of fabric stretched loosely over the face of a smartphone -- even if that's what it looks like. I...
11:49 am EDT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 610 coming to China Unicom, Elop slips details in conference call
Chinese residents not willing to fork out for Nokia's flagship just got another option, the Lumia 610. China Unicom will be offering the littlest (and most recent) Lumia device, according to Stephen...
11:21 am EDT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Engadget Imagination goes 'all out' with bigger PowerVR graphics cores: the G6230 and G6430
Imagination Technologies has launched two new variants of its Series6 "Rogue" GPU, giving manufacturers more choice for the loadouts of next-gen mobile devices, TVs and dash systems. The PowerVR G62...
10:51 am EDT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Engadget BBC rolls out streaming sports coverage to 3G networks
After giving its iPlayer the nod to stream programming content over mobile networks in the UK, the Beeb has decided to do the same with its BBC Sport mobile site. Not only will you be able to stream...
10:23 am EDT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Engadget VTech refreshes its MobiGo and InnoTab lines, keeps things affordable
VTech's kid-friendly slab may not sport Google's dessert-themed OS, but it does carry a lower sticker price than its Android-based competitors. The InnoTab 2 Learning App Tablet keeps its predecesso...
09:53 am EDT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Engadget So, Tesco buys Peter Gabriel's WE7 music service for $16.7 million
British Supermarket behemoth Tesco has snapped up WE7, a streaming music service co-founded by Peter Gabriel that offers personalized radio stations to users for £10.8 million ($16.7 million)....
09:26 am EDT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Engadget Microsoft applies to patent gaze-tracking camera, wants to stare into your eyes
See that complication of a line-drawing above? Well that's Microsoft describing how it would like to patent a function for a dual 3D and 2D camera setup that's able to process precisely where your e...
08:59 am EDT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Engadget Porsche Design P'9981 BlackBerry screeches into Canada
Hear that, Toronto-based readers? That's the sound of Porsche Design's P'9981 BlackBerry doing donuts at a store near you (well, relatively speaking). Fresh from satisfying many a midlife crisis in ...
08:28 am EDT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Engadget Google Play Books makes an efficient arrival in Germany
Germans, grab your reading glasses, for it's today that Google is announcing the arrival of Play Books -- complete with the ability to purchase native language texts -- in the land of the Kant and G...
08:28 am EDT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Engadget Google Play Books makes an efficient arrival in Germany (update: and Spain)
Germans, grab your reading glasses, for it's today that Google is announcing the arrival of Play Books -- complete with the ability to purchase native language texts -- in the land of the Kant and G...
07:57 am EDT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Engadget Dropbox updates iOS app to 1.5, says goodbye to size limitations, hello to automatic uploads
Sick of letting your Android-toting friends lord their slightly fancier Dropbox app over you? Relief has arrived: Dropbox 1.5 is now available for iOS. The latest update brings the app in line with ...
07:27 am EDT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Engadget Mobilicity to upgrade network to HSPA+ 21Mbps later this year
Canadian AWS provider Mobilicity is moving up in this world -- up in speeds, at least. The carrier announced its intentions to upgrade its network to "4G" later this year, offering peak download spee...
06:57 am EDT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Engadget AMD previews FirePro W9000 graphics, possibly throws in dual-chip Radeon HD 7990 for good measure
AMD's CTO Mark Papermaster may have just dropped a minor graphics bombshell at the end of the AMD Fusion Developer Summit. His presentation was officially to show off the FirePro W9000, a beast of ...
06:27 am EDT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Engadget Samsung T-Mobile slider shows Chiclets for Mr. Blurrycam, could be the SGH-T699
If you're a fan of old-school QWERTY, it seems T-Mobile will soon have a clicky Samsung slider friend for you. The leaked image from TMoNews could also clear up a mystery and put a face to the name ...
06:27 am EDT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Engadget Samsung T-Mobile slider flashes Chiclets for Mr. Blurrycam, could be the SGH-T699
If you're a fan of old-school QWERTY, it seems T-Mobile will soon have a clicky Samsung slider friend for you. The leaked image from TMoNews could also clear up a mystery and put a face to the name ...
05:46 am EDT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Engadget Microsoft will roll out Kinect-enabled NUads on Xbox 360 this fall (video)
Microsoft's Xbox Live Advertising team first showed off its highly interactive NUads platform at the Cannes festival last year, and today announced they will start rolling out to Xbox 360s this fall...
04:55 am EDT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Engadget Nokia patent filing uses steering wheel touch for media controls, turns your radio on with that lovin' feeling
Nokia has only ever had a fleeting involvement with cars, but if it brings a just-published patent application to fruition, the Lumia maker could be front and center for drivers. The technology it w...
04:25 am EDT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Engadget Will Microsoft show its own Windows 8 tablet on Monday?
Redmond's "major announcement" may be just around the corner, but mum's the word on Microsoft's lips. Still, that hasn't kept the rumor mill from churning, and the latest is just in: Microsoft's nex...
03:49 am EDT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Engadget Windows updated with better checking for bad digital certs after Flame malware incident
Having already pushed one patch to servers as part of its response to the recently discovered Flame trojan, Microsoft is making another adjustment on Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008...
02:53 am EDT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Engadget Karma rewards WiMAX subscribers for sharing their 4G
Normally, we associate Karma with religion, or if we're honest, luxury hybrid sedans. A company by the same name would rather you make that connection with WiMAX Internet service. Much like a 4G ver...
01:47 am EDT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Engadget Logitech G600 mouse targets button-craving MMO gamers, social life costs extra (video)
If you thought that Logitech was just going to let Razer's Naga MMO mouse go unanswered, you've got another thing coming. The G600 MMO Gaming Mouse matches the Naga's 12 side-mounted buttons and on...
01:08 am EDT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Engadget Microsoft and Nokia bring enhanced traffic data to Windows Phone, announce international plans
Cross-pollination is a beautiful thing. In the natural world, it brings bountiful harvests and pretty flowers. In the mobile world, we benefit from the sharing of ideas and technologies. Case in poi...
12:27 am EDT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Engadget Google+ adds YouTube party app, lets you inflict cat videos on everyone
Someone at Google must like Airtime as much as we do, because it just added a roughly equivalent YouTube party mode to Google+ Hangouts. As long as everyone has the web app running, they can sh...
12:17 am EDT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Engadget AT&T's BYOD effort coming to BlackBerry, iOS and Windows Phone with Toggle 2.0
If you work in a corporate environment, it's probably fair to say that you've at least heard of the trend known as BYOD (bring your own device). While the idea remains just that for many enterprises...
11:44 pm EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Nokia reportedly scraps Meltemi, decides it's Series 40 or bust in basic phones
O Meltemi, we hardly knew ye. In fact, we didn't know ye much at all, since Nokia never made the OS official. Nonetheless, claimed insiders have told AllThingsD that the reputed Linux-running altern...
11:23 pm EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Sony's NXT trio sees the light, gets transparent bar notifications via third-party app
If there's one thing Sony got right with its NXT line, it's that design-distinctive, transparent element. Problem is, aside from color matching with your photo collection, that incognito antenna do...
10:41 pm EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Hexy: hands-on with the adorable, affordable hexapod (video)
The Artisan's Asylum has a few guiding principles, one of which is anyone can "make." We assume one of the others is "you can never have too many hexapods." If Stompy, the giant rideable bot, is a b...
10:18 pm EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Chou University builds hybrid NAND-ReRAM unit that's faster than a speeding SSD
A team from Chuo University, has reportedly developed a hybrid SSD that's reportedly 11 times faster than your average solid state unit. Combining NAND Flash with ReRAM, the magical union consumes 9...
10:18 pm EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Chuo University builds hybrid NAND-ReRAM unit that's faster than a speeding SSD
A team from Chuo University, has reportedly developed a hybrid SSD that's reportedly 11 times faster than your average solid state unit. Combining NAND Flash with ReRAM, the magical union consumes 9...
09:59 pm EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Kobo Vox gets Google Play injection for fuller tablet feel
When we first reviewed the Vox, our immediate inclination was to root and sideload applications on to the 7-incher, taking it into unsanctioned territory. Much to our surprise, those efforts fell ma...
09:45 pm EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Vizio's 24- and 27-inch Ivy Bridge all-in-ones get official
Vizio recently announced that its first PCs -- the ones we glimpsed at CES back in January -- will ship in June. From our previous hands-on time, we already knew that the company's 24- and 27-inch a...
09:45 pm EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Vizio's 24- and 27-inch Ivy Bridge all-in-ones get official: on sale today for $898 and up
Vizio recently announced that its first PCs -- the ones we glimpsed at CES back in January -- will ship in June. From our previous hands-on time, we already knew that the company's 24- and 27-inch a...
09:42 pm EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Vizio details its first laptops: two thin-and-lights and a mainstream 15-incher, available now for $898 and up
Back at CES, Vizio taught us a valuable lesson: you don't have to be a seasoned PC maker to build a beautiful laptop. The outfit, best known for its value-priced TVs, didn't dip its toes into the pe...
09:42 pm EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Vizio details its first laptops: two thin-and-lights and a mainstream 15-incher, on pre-order for $898 and up
Back at CES, Vizio taught us a valuable lesson: you don't need to be a seasoned PC maker to build a beautiful laptop. The outfit, best known for its value-priced TVs, didn't dip its toes into the pe...
09:32 pm EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Solair Altius unmanned aerial vehicle, eyes-on (video)
It could just be us, but we tend to dwell on some fairly negative connotations when we hear the phrase "unmanned aerial vehicle" -- after all, the lion's share of media attention devoted to devices ...
09:11 pm EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Spotify users in Germany no longer need Facebook account to register
Spotify users in Germany no longer need a Facebook account to register for the music service, Digital Music News reports. Since Spotify buddied up with the social network last year, users across the...
09:07 pm EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Motorola Atrix 3 'Dinara' powers through the FCC en route to AT&T
The Motorola Dinara, also known as the third-generation Atrix, has been making the occasional stop at the rumor mill to drop off knowledge bombs, but now it looks like we have some official FCC docu...
08:47 pm EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Nokia ships Lumia 900 and Reaction Bluetooth Headset in China
Based on the amount of effort poured into iOS 6 in order to tailor it for users in China, one thing's obvious: it's a nation grasping for smartphones. Apple's seeing huge, huge upticks in spending fr...
08:30 pm EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Podcast, live at 5:00PM ET!
Brian's off in Beantown, so Heater fans are bound to be disappointed in this week's episode. But, fear not: Tim's home from WWDC and feeling a bit jetlagged, and so is Darren Murph, but both will so...
08:25 pm EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile to conduct LTE-Advanced trials this summer in preparation for 2013 deployment
Eager to get its LTE ducks in a row, T-Mobile announced today that it plans to begin trials of the next-gen network this summer. But here's the kicker: despite being tardy to the high-speed party, i...
08:19 pm EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Judge puts Apple vs. Motorola hearing back on deck, asks the two to put up or shut up
Well, we did ask you to "tune in next week." Just seven days after he tentatively dismissed one of Apple's patent lawsuits against Motorola, Judge Richard Posner has given both sides a chance to pr...
08:03 pm EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Nintendo's Iwata says Wii U's second screen was nearly scrapped due to price
The idea of a second screen experience is fairly central to the Wii U as it is today, but it looks like it could have nearly been shoved aside as just another concept. In an interview published toda...
07:44 pm EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Skype for Windows, Mac and Linux all get updates on the same day
Skype in all its forms received incremental updates for those video conferencing addicts out there. The Windows flavor gained various UI improvements, including a pinnable contacts list, backwards-c...
07:21 pm EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget LG Eclipse may be coming to Sprint and AT&T by Halloween
After initial specs and a few decent pics bubbled up to the surface of the internet, the "superphone" known as the LG Eclipse is shedding its shyness. The device, supposedly sporting a quad-core Kra...
07:02 pm EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Project Hexapod: eyes-on with Gimpy, the (half-scale) giant robot leg
Admittedly, this is one of our shorter editors on staff. But he is, believe it or not, an adult male that stands five foot, eight inches tall. Which puts that giant chunk of metal next to him at abo...
06:44 pm EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Chameleon adaptive Android home screen returns to view, Kickstarter
For three days, Chameleon lived up to its name, disappearing from the web as quickly as it arrived. The Android home screen's Kickstarter page spent most of this week offline, after the Amazon Payme...
06:31 pm EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget ASUS PadFone gets its first firmware update, minor bugs removed
We've been regularly poking the "Check Update" button on our PadFone since the release of our epic review, and just as promised, today ASUS has finally delivered the hybrid device's first OTA update...
06:20 pm EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Facebook, Google, Twitter spearhead Ads Integrity Alliance to thwart villainous ads
Online heavy-hitters Google, Facebook, Twitter, AOL (Engadget's parent company) and the Interactive Advertising Bureau have have struck an alliance aimed at ridding nasty advertising "from all corne...
06:00 pm EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget IRL: Canon Powershot D20, FX Photo Studio and Nikon's 35mm f1.8G lens
Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment. It's photo...
05:48 pm EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Sony STR-DN1030 7.2-channel home theater receiver with Airplay and Bluetooth hands-on
Truth be told, we spend a lot of time listening to music, movies and hands-on video clips through our headphones and laptop speakers, but when it comes time to sink into the plush leather seats in a...
05:36 pm EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Apple files for a patent on an iPhone with swappable lenses, picky mobile photographers rejoice
Taking phone photography seriously is certainly possible. Short of tacking on a slightly ludicrous add-on case, however, you're normally stuck with whatever lens the phone designer deems fit. Unless...
05:20 pm EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Kikori CNC gantry router eyes-on (video)
Judah Sher's cubicle wasn't originally on our slate of scheduled stops during yesterday's trip to the Artisan's Asylum hacker space in Somerville, Massachusetts, but the man behind the Kikori CNC ga...
05:13 pm EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Microsoft plans 'major announcement' for Monday, June 18th
It's not offering much in the way of hints, but Microsoft has just invited the press to an event in Los Angeles on Monday, June 18th for what it promises will be a "major Microsoft announcement." Wh...
04:54 pm EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget PSA: Pacemaker DJ app for BlackBerry PlayBook drops into the mix today
What started as hardware, back in 2008, has since been superseded by advances tablet-tech. Logical then that the team behind Pacemaker has remixed the idea for 2012. We've already had a sneaky peek ...
04:32 pm EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Cher Wang: HTC will grab as many patents as it can
HTC co-founder and chair Cher Wang has said that her company plans to register and buy a host of patents in order to maintain parity with its competition. Speaking at the firm's 15th anniversary par...
04:00 pm EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget HTC Media Link HD review
More Info HTC reveals Media Link HD at MWC 2012 HTC videos show off Media Link HD Media Link HD approved by the FCC As wireless technology becomes more advanced, the demand for more ...
03:50 pm EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Opera 12 for the desktop goes live with camera support, browser themes
Version 12 of Opera's desktop browser has been in beta for some time, but today it's making the step up to a full release for Macs and PCs. Along with hardware acceleration, speed improvements and a...
03:39 pm EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget More slides on Dell's Windows 8 Latitude 10 tablet surface, detail docking station and launch window
A slide detailing a Dell Latitude 10 tablet running Windows 8 surfaced late last month, and today more information about that slate has hit the internet. Neowin's "insider source" provided additiona...
03:26 pm EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Time Inc. relents, moves iOS magazines to Newsstand
Time Inc. appears to have relented in its refusal to sell subscriptions via its iOS apps, from which Apple takes a 30 percent commission. The Sports Illustrated publisher had resisted the move, forc...
03:01 pm EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Gammatech's brawny 12-inch convertible Durabook adds Ivy Bridge brains
The Durabook convertible's always been a tough jock, but now it's got some Ivy Bridge finesse as well, with the new U12Ci. Ruggedized to military MIL-STD-810G specs to resist drops, shocks, spills, ...
02:45 pm EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III owners to get free Olympics livestream from Eurosport
New owners of the Olympic's official smartphone that missed out on Samsung's initial ticket giveaway still have a chance to catch plenty of the action live. Eurosport has announced that it'll be off...
02:20 pm EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Nikon D600 pictures leak, offers full-frame snapping at a crop-frame price
The first images of what's purported to be the new Nikon D600 have appeared online. The budget (for photographers, at least) full-frame camera is expected to come with a 24.7-megapixel sensor, a 3.2...
02:00 pm EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget InterDigital's Bill Merritt on patent trolls, standards development and disputes with the big boys
You probably won't know the name, but you most certainly use its technology on a daily basis. InterDigital is a pioneering company that helped develop WCDMA, 3G and HSDPA during its 50-year history. ...
01:42 pm EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Kindle app updates bring children's books, graphic novels and comics to iOS, Android and Cloud Reader
Put down War and Peace for just a second. If you're a Kindle user on iOS, Android or Amazon's Cloud Reader, a new update brings children's books, graphic novels and comics to your virtual library. T...
01:30 pm EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia Ion hits AT&T June 24th for $99 on contract
In the tech industry, time (and the fleeting interests of geekdom) waits for no one product. So, it's understandable if you've already forgotten about Sony Mobile's US flagship: a sleekly designed, ...
01:00 pm EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Orange San Diego review: Intel does phones, finally
The first generation of Intel-powered Android phones has arrived, and while the chip maker doesn't appear to be claiming that its initial efforts are world-beaters, we've been promised a chipset tha...
12:49 pm EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Samsung's spoiler-police reveal how it kept the Galaxy S III a surprise
Samsung has opened up about the measures it took in order to maintain secrecy in the run up to the launch of the Galaxy S III. The project was so top secret that engineer Buyong-Joon Lee even flatly...
12:36 pm EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Nokia: Microsoft is giving us "specific support" to compete with Android at even lower prices
Nokia made mention of a broader Lumia phone range coming as part of its major strategy shakeup, but it wasn't clear just where the Windows Phone line was heading. During a call discussing the nitty-...
12:36 pm EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Nokia: Microsoft is giving us 'specific support' to compete with Android at even lower prices
Nokia made mention of a broader Lumia phone range coming as part of its major strategy shakeup, but it wasn't clear just where the Windows Phone line was heading. During a call discussing the nitty-...
12:21 pm EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Microsoft applies to patent MagSafe-like magnetic power and data coupling
Microsoft has applied to patent a magnetic power and data coupling that's similar to the power-only MagSafe. Using the technology, the unit would snap onto the base of your phone (in the example) in...
12:00 pm EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Acer Aspire S5 Ultrabook arriving this month for $1,400, S3 gets updated with Ivy Bridge and new color
It was only last week that Acer unveiled its first touchscreen Ultrabook, so you'd be forgiven if you forgot about the company's other pinch-thin laptop -- the one that was announced back in January...
12:00 pm EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Western Digital enters the router market, higher-end models include built-in hard drives
Western Digital is no stranger to media streaming, but until now its specialty has been moving content off a set-top box and onto your television. Now, though, the company is getting into the wirele...
11:41 am EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Canon EOS-1D X to arrive next week, just in time for dessert
So you eBayed your Canon EOS 5D back in April, all in good faith, ready for the EOS-1D X that never came. Well, that gap in your photoblog should end next week -- according to updated info from the ...
11:23 am EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget White House aims to make internet '90 percent cheaper' to build, teams up with Mozilla for $500k competition
The government's US Ignite partnership aims to push the growth of next-generation broadband networks, teaming up with over 100 start-ups, universities and existing tech companies like HP, Comcast an...
10:45 am EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Google TV team focuses on third party content, second screen apps as IO approaches
The slow-starting Google TV project has gotten a lot of attention at the last two Google I/O conferences, so what do the folks at Mountain View have up their sleeves this time around? Judging by rec...
10:16 am EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Nokia Reaction Bluetooth headset slips out: 'acoustic' design packs ear detection, noise reduction (video)
While it hasn't gone public on Nokia's own site, its YouTube channel has thrown up a video of a new Bluetooth headset. The device, like previous Nokia inventions, can be paired to phones through NFC...
10:00 am EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Samsung says Facebook project rumor 'groundless'
Samsung has stated that it's not planning to offer a social network along the lines of Facebook. Previously referred to as Samsung Facebook, the company reiterates that it'll continue to offer its ow...
09:32 am EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget FCC says it's running out of identification codes, promises to make room for new devices
All those fancy slabs sneaking their way through federal inspection take their toll, and the friendly folks at the FCC are starting to feel it. According to an official statement from the Federal Com...
08:41 am EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Sharp Labs Europe develops portable microfluidic chip that completes blood tests in minutes
In partnership with the University of Southampton, Sharp Labs Europe is developing a mobile lab-on-a-chip that spits out results in minutes, potentially putting the test result waiting game to an en...
08:01 am EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Nikon debuts new 18-300mm VR lens, brings highest zoom range yet to its DSLRs
The latest telephoto zoom lens from Nikon packs in the highest zoom ratio we've seen on an APS-C or DX lens. The Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5/6 G ED VR cranks up the zoom to 16.7X, but pairs this with th...
07:20 am EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Nokia to acquire Scalado, build a better Lumia
Scalado has more than a few tricks squirreled away in its mobile imaging bag, tricks that have served the likes of HTC and RIM well. Now, Espoo want those tricks all to itself. After working with th...
07:20 am EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Nokia to acquire Scalado, build a better Lumia (Updated)
Scalado has more than a few tricks squirreled away in its mobile imaging bag, tricks that have served the likes of HTC and RIM well. Now, Espoo want those tricks all to itself. After working with th...
06:57 am EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Nokia 'sharpens strategy' by dropping three executives, laying off 10,000 and dumping Vertu
Nokia is still in turnaround mode, and has made some tough decisions about how to move forward by announcing it will reduce staff by up to 10,000 people before the end of 2013. Also on the outs are ...
06:35 am EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Bose SoundLink Air speaker with WiFi spoiled by the FCC, bank accounts brace for impact
Bose's ventures into wireless audio for mobile devices have so far either been proprietary or portable -- and often expensive. We're not sure if Bose will ever dodge that last claim, but an FCC fili...
05:41 am EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Motrr Galileo nets $700k in Kickstarter pledges, available to pre-order now for $117
Perhaps you were discouraged by the uncertainty that comes along with a Kickstarter pledge, or you simply missed your chance to give Motrr's Galileo an $85 kick before the deadline hit. Whatever the...
04:52 am EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Condition One immerses iPads and iPhones in 180-degree video, shakes up dreary apps (video)
Video in tablet magazines and similar apps sometimes -- okay, often -- comes across as a grafted-on extra. Condition One, a startup by war photographer Danfung Dennis, wants to make video an intrins...
04:14 am EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Time Warner Cable starts rolling out lightly refreshed guide with new color scheme, cloud VOD search
While it's definitely good news that Time Warner Cable is revisiting its Navigator guide again, the bad news is that at least in terms of appearance, very little has changed. The screenshots above s...
03:32 am EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Redesigned YouTube rolling out to some users, reflects the influence of Google+
From the looks of this screenshot posted by one of our readers, it appears YouTube is testing a new homepage styled more like the look that recently rolled out on Google+. The current default l...
03:17 am EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget HTC drops federal appeal of ITC complaint exonerating Apple, more arrows remain in the quiver
HTC was understandably upset when its first ITC complaint against Apple was tossed out. The company must have since decided that it has bigger fish to fry, as it was just granted a motion to dismis...
02:28 am EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Microsoft details the People app, its cloud-connected address book for Windows 8
If you've yet to try the Release Preview of Windows 8 for yourself, fear not, because along with our detailed impressions, Microsoft is catering to your trepidation with a series of blog entries on ...
01:42 am EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Developer teases iOS apps running on BlackBerry PlayBook, stops short of releasing the software (video)
Sometimes, it's much more rewarding simply to appreciate a technical achievement rather than worry about its legal or practical implications. That philosophy couldn't be more true for the travails o...
01:19 am EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Yamaha gets Fuji TV into InfoSound, to bring acoustic data transmission apps to tablets and phones
Remember Yamaha's InfoSound technology? If not, well, it's a bit of black magic that shoots data wirelessly to devices using an inaudible (to humans, anyway) 18kHz signal emitted from a speaker and ...
12:53 am EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget MIT engineers develop glucose-based fuel cell to be used in neural implants
We've seen fuel cells used in a variety of gadgets -- from cars to portable chargers -- and while medical devices aren't exactly at the top of the list, they're yet another application for these min...
12:32 am EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Skype rolls visual ads during some Windows calls, wonders what the hang up is
Skype has been raising the prospect of ads during calls for some time, and has already been running between-call ads before that, but now it's taking more definitive action. As of today, Skype for W...
12:03 am EDT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Engadget Twitter brings expanded news tweets to the web, makes skimming articles all too easy (update: Lytro too)
While Twitter has had expanded tweets for photos and videos, it's been necessary to click through to full news articles to see any of their content, sometimes even for the headline. A newly-launched...
11:30 pm EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget Rascal Micro hands-on (video)
Not far from the bustling labs of Northeastern University is the even more bustling hacker space known as Artisan's Asylum. The roughly 30,000 square foot complex is home to more than 100 makers, ti...
11:07 pm EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget Google shows off high-res Chrome browser for Retina MacBooks, hitting Canary channel first
As we noted in our review, the downside of the super high DPI displays Apple is shipping in its latest MacBook Pro is that non-retina display friendly apps don't look so good, but Google's already w...
11:01 pm EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget Orbitsound announces T9 iPod-friendly soundbar, we go ears on
You may remember seeing Orbitsound's T12 iPod dock / soundbar pop up in our summer buyer's guide. Today, the firm's just unveiled the latest in its product family: the Orbitsound T9. As you'll see, ...
11:01 pm EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget Orbitsound announces T9 iPhone-friendly soundbar, we go ears on
You may remember seeing Orbitsound's T12 iPod dock / soundbar pop up in our summer buyer's guide. Today, the firm's just unveiled the latest in its product family: the Orbitsound T9. As you'll see, ...
11:00 pm EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget Vodafone creates a signal-boosting, solar-charging umbrella to juice your cellphone whatever the weather
Vodafone has created the Booster Brolly, an umbrella that boosts your signal, charges your handset and can even keep you dry during the traditionally aqueous British summer. Developed by Dr Kenneth ...
10:36 pm EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget Nintendo's Miyamoto: we're focused on a 3DS sequel, not a refresh
Every gamer knows the Nintendo handheld routine: there's always one major new model followed by endless revisions as the console legend improves whatever was flaky in the original. Right? If so, Mar...
10:09 pm EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget NASA's black hole-hunting NuSTAR mission launched today
The black hole-hunting telescope NASA announced last month launched from Kwajalein Atoll in the central Pacific Ocean today. The $165 million NuSTAR mission will spend two years scouring the univers...
09:43 pm EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget Nokia 808 PureView arrives fashionably late in India, 41MP in tow
After initially announcing it would come in May, and then dropping a countdown red herring, the PureView is finally opening its big 808-eye in India today. The 41MP camera (and phone!) lands with a ...
09:03 pm EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget Dual GamePad support won't be coming to Nintendo Wii U until 'well after launch'
Contrary to what we'd heard, it seems as if you and your friends won't be able to enjoy some of that dual GamePad play on Nintendo's upcoming Wii U -- at least not until some time after the novel ga...
08:49 pm EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget Amazon updates Kindle app for Android with improved tablet support
It's not exactly the biggest of updates, but Android tablet users who do a lot of reading in the Kindle app will likely be pleased with what the latest version has to offer. The big addition is the ...
08:32 pm EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget Linus Torvalds shares Millennium Technology Prize with pioneering stem cell scientist
It's not often we see Linux creator Linus Torvalds in a tux (as opposed to with a Tux), but he had a good reason to ditch the casual look this week. He was just named as the co-recipient of the 2012...
08:19 pm EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget Kodak can't dismiss Apple's claims on patents, gets clearance to sell those patents regardless
Apple might have been denied a lawsuit against Kodak while the former camera maker is in bankruptcy, but that hasn't kept it from winning in court. A Manhattan judge has tossed a Kodak attempt to di...
08:08 pm EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget HTC: we won't delve into low-end smartphones in the near future
If you were hoping that HTC would dip into the realm of budget smartphones -- the kind that make a Desire C look precious -- you'll have to look elsewhere. In a chat with the Wall Street Journal, CE...
07:41 pm EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: The Aviator Travel Jib lets you crane on the go (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...
07:09 pm EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget My Xbox Live update for iPhone brings direct remote control, Android users join the party too
As much as we liked the My Xbox Live app on iOS, it left out any practical control of a real, live Xbox 360 -- and left Android users in the cold. The 1.5 update to the app puts those issues largel...
06:41 pm EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget ICANN shows the full generic TLD application list, Google's bidding splurge
ICANN told us that June 13th was the golden day that we'd get to see all of the initial applications for generic top-level domains (gTLDs), and the full list has surfaced on cue. The early roster sh...
06:24 pm EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget Windows RT licenses reportedly costing $85, sends OEMS hunting down the back of the couch
Windows RT, which we're obliged to remind you is the version that runs on ARM hardware, will reportedly cost between $80 and $95 for OEMs to license. Whilst at Computex, VR-Zone asked various compan...
06:00 pm EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget Aviary launches photo editing application on iOS, turns Android plugin into an app
Last we heard, Aviary was being chosen to replace the deceased Picnik as the main photo editor on Flickr, and now the startup is getting ready to launch its first iOS app and give its previous Andro...
05:32 pm EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget iCRAFT robotic feeding arm (eyes-on)
We're back for another day of exploring the Northeastern University labs. We checked out a handful of projects yesterday, including the HyCycle, a runner-up in the school's Capstone award. Today we ...
05:28 pm EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget ARM vows Mali-450 graphics will liven up mid-range smartphones
ARM is still cooking its next-generation Mali-T604 mobile graphics, but it has what could be a massive lift to performance coming considerably sooner through the Mali-450 family. The architecture is...
05:02 pm EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget Galaxy Note 10.1 up for pre-order on Amazon US: $549 with quad-core CPU in tow
Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 was recently caught on camera, which indicates that it's well along the production pipeline. Further evidence: the ICS tablet is up for pre-order on Amazon US. The asking ...
05:02 pm EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget Galaxy Note 10.1 up for pre-order on Amazon US: $549 with quad-core CPU in tow (update: pulled)
Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 was recently caught on camera, which indicates that it's well along the production pipeline. Further evidence: the ICS tablet is up for pre-order on Amazon US. The asking ...
04:37 pm EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget Amazon reportedly adding music rights to Cloud Player, could close gap with iCloud
Amazon's Cloud Player app just made its way to the iPhone and iPod touch, but the company's web-based music service still lacks the license deals that make Apple's iCloud a more seamless experience....
04:00 pm EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 610 review
More Info Nokia World 2011: Lumia's birth Windows Phone Mango review Nokia Lumia 710 for T-Mobile review Lumia, Lumia, Lumia. Who would have thought, way back at Nokia World 2011, th...
03:41 pm EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget ConnecTV officially launches, gives you more ways to bug your buddies
We went hands-on with the ConnecTV app while it was in open beta earlier this year. Now the social TV app is officially, uh, official -- launching nationwide with backing from television's old guard...
03:22 pm EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget Storage Options pads out its budget ICS slate lineup by two
We know, we know. More Android tablets. But if you're in the UK and looking for a budget Ice Cream Sandwich slate with reasonable specs, you might want to listen up -- Storage Options has added two ...
03:00 pm EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: The Kick, an iPhone-controlled camera light
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...
02:43 pm EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget Samsung aiming for complete mobile domination with rumored Facebook competitor
Samsung's made no secret of its ambitions to commandeer all aspects of mobile tech -- from devices themselves to processors and software like ChatON and the recently announced Siri competitor S Voice...
02:27 pm EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget Amazon Prime Instant Video gets MGM Studios movies and TV shows, dances with a few wolves
Amazon is building steam on its Prime Instant Video additions, as it's following new Paramount content just a few weeks ago with video from the MGM Studios stable. The new movies and TV shows mostly...
01:55 pm EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display review (mid 2012)
Product categories come and go, grow and wither, revolutionize the world and then slowly fade into a state of cold, quiet, everlasting obsolescence. It happens all the time, sometimes over the cours...
01:28 pm EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget Congressmen tell ITC to lay off Microsoft in Xbox patent litigation
If the ITC didn't enjoy being told what to do by the FTC, it's probably less thrilled that Congress (and Apple) has joined in. The ITC found that the Xbox 360 violated four of Motorola's patents bac...
12:58 pm EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget iFixit tears the MacBook Pro with Retina Display to pieces, gets a few shocks on the way
Barely two full days have elapsed since Tim and the gang announced the gawkily-named MacBook Pro with Retina Display, and already the screwdriver-wielding mavens at iFixit have torn one apart. What ...
12:26 pm EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget Renault Zoe EV motors nearly 1,000 miles in 24 hours, charges nine times
Even amongst siblings, Renault's shown it's game for a little competition. With a 994 mile trip completed earlier this month on a test circuit, the company's Zoe EV broke a record for the longest di...
12:00 pm EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget An ARM core in an AMD device? It just happened, but not the way you think
Yes, you heard right. AMD just added to ARM's burgeoning heap of gold coins, having licensed the British company's Cortex-A5 design for use in its own hardware. While this might sound like a dramati...
12:00 pm EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget Acer unveils $450 Iconia Tab A700: 1920 x 1200 display and Tegra 3 under the hood
With new laptop announcements coming practically every other day as of late, a tablet unveiling is a nice change of pace. We have Acer to thank for that, as it's lifting the curtain on the 10-inch I...
11:46 am EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget Chrome Web Store adds offline app section, more markets and greater analytics for developers
Just two months ago, Google added badges to its Chrome Web Store to denote whether a specific app offers offline functionality. Now, the company is making it easier for users to specifically root ou...
11:24 am EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget Netgear melds 802.11ac WiFi with cable modem, gives us a cable gateway we'd actually like
If you're reading this, you're likely the sort who looks down on the hybrid cable modem and WiFi gateway your cable company foists upon you: it's like setting your wireless network in stone. Netgear...
11:00 am EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 141 - 06.12.2012
We won't beat around the bush: it's been busy around here. So busy, in fact, that we're a a few days late, coming at you all crazy-style: on a Tuesday? You probably already know a little sumthin' su...
10:43 am EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget EIZO FORIS FS2333 23-inch gaming monitor helps you see what evil lurks in the shadows
How seriously do you take your gaming habit? Is it extreme enough to warrant the purchase of a monitor specially designed to highlight baddies hiding out in the shadows? Well then EIZO's about to ma...
10:23 am EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget Three UK offers flat-rate plan for unlimited European data roaming
Three UK is doing its best to stop you getting bill shock on your holidays by introducing a flat rate for European data roaming. The Euro Internet Pass will allow users to consume unlimited informat...
09:55 am EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget A123 Systems' new lithium ion tech keeps EV batteries cool, your wallet in check
EV battery maker A123 Systems has had a rocky history as of late following a Fisker battery recall, but it may just be turning the corner with a new lithium ion advancement. Nanophosphate EXT widens...
08:52 am EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget Apple denied Stateside Galaxy S III injunction
Judge Lucy Koh has denied Apple's request for a domestic sales ban of Samsung's latest flagship. Her Honor put her foot down, saying that adding any more litigation to the already overcrowded docket...
08:33 am EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget Voddler's Lumia-exclusive video streaming app debuts for European Windows Phone users
Need an extra reason to give a Nokia Lumia some serious consideration? Today, Voddler has announced the official debut of its Windows Phone app for citizens of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and S...
07:57 am EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget Sony outs Xperia Ion HSPA for poor 4G-lacking Europeans (video)
Sony Mobile casually dropped onto its website that in addition to the expected Xperia Ion flagship, it's also releasing an Xperia Ion HSPA. The handset's only readily apparent feature is its reduced...
07:57 am EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget Sony outs Xperia Ion HSPA for poor 4G-lacking citizens (video)
Sony Mobile casually dropped onto its website that in addition to the expected Xperia Ion flagship, it's also releasing an Xperia Ion HSPA. The handset's only readily apparent feature is its reduced...
07:44 am EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia tipo dual shares SIMs, still fits in tiny pockets
It looks like Sony's not quite finished today, with two more phones sneaking out on its YouTube channel ahead of any official fanfare. The Xperia tipo dual (and its single-SIM version, the tipo) kee...
07:34 am EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia miro unveiled ahead of time, light on details
The Xperia miro's moved up its coming-out party a whole nine days thanks to Sony Mobile's Facebook campaign. Loaded with ICS, the phone is outfitted with a 3.5-inch display, 5-megapixel camera, a fr...
07:07 am EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget Layar lays the AR on thick with worldwide Stiktu app rollout
Layar's no stranger to the AR game. The company's been acting as an enabler of sorts, putting its Player and Creator dev tools into the hands of the masses across iOS and Android for some time. Now,...
06:13 am EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget Microsoft patent application could match online moods with emotionally-targeted ads
It's a match made in marketing heaven: users let their guards down within the internet's virtual walls and ads are served up to complement their fickle mental states. At least, that's one possible v...
05:05 am EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget Apple Thunderbolt Software Update causing sporadic errors, frozen boot screens
Software updates can be a bit of a mixed bag -- just ask anyone who's ever been on the other side of a botched firmware install. While many users react with itchy trigger fingers to download the goo...
04:32 am EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget DOJ looking into whether Comcast, other TV giants are unfairly (knee)capping Hulu, Netflix
The Department of Justice may have taken Netflix chief Reed Hastings' net neutrality complaints about Comcast as a lot more than just sour grapes. It's reportedly conducting an investigation into wh...
04:01 am EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget TecTiles: programmable NFC stickers for select members of Samsung's Galaxy
NFC's a curious thing. That once heavily buzzed about feature's found a home in many of the handsets that occupy Android's swiftly rotating throne, but eager users wielding those enabled devices hav...
02:41 am EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget Tesla gives Model S Signature drivers a year of free data, reveals their cars' true colors (video)
Although Tesla has already delivered the first Model S to its eager owner, the fledgling automaker is still offering a steady stream of treats to those patiently waiting for the official June 22nd d...
01:29 am EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget Plans for European Extremely Large Telescope approved, is indeed extremely large
We see a lot of "world's largest" claims around here. And this isn't even the first one for a telescope. But this one is actually for the world's biggest optical telescope, and that somehow makes it...
12:39 am EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget Mac Pro refresh irks Andy Hertzfeld, Apple confirms iMac and Mac Pro revisions 'likely' in 2013
Along with the introduction of new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro computers, Apple yesterday introduced a new swath of Mac Pro desktops. The introduction was a quiet one for sure, and WWDC attendees of ...
12:39 am EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget Mac Pro refresh irks Andy Hertzfeld, Apple confirms revisions 'likely' in 2013 (update)
Along with the introduction of new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro computers, Apple yesterday introduced a new swath of Mac Pro desktops. The introduction was a quiet one for sure, and WWDC attendees of ...
12:02 am EDT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Engadget Paramount Movies Ultraviolet app released for Xbox 360
It appears that Microsoft is picking up the pace on the addition of video streaming apps for the Xbox 360. After it took months for many of the more anticipated apps from the first wave like HBO Go,...
11:30 pm EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget PSA: Which iOS 6 features can my device run?
So you're eagerly awaiting iOS 6 in the fall, but you'd like to know just how many features you'll end up skipping if you cling on to your existing iPad, iPhone or iPod touch for one more generation...
10:21 pm EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget Google Street View's WiFi snooping triggers renewed scrutiny in the UK
You remember that little Street View privacy problem that Google had back in 2010? Authorities in the UK sure do and Mountain View's gonna have some serious splainin' to do if the Information Commis...
09:54 pm EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime: Wii U GamePad won't feature multi-touch
The Wii U's 6.2-inch killer feature might look a whole lot like a tablet, but prospective buyers shouldn't expect it to function like one at all. In a recent interview with Kotaku, NOA prexy Reggie ...
09:31 pm EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget Harman Kardon trots out five iPhone-matching headsets, keeps you in high Apple fashion
There's no shortage of iPhone-friendly headsets. Not many are actually designed to match an iPhone's looks, however, and Harman Kardon is counting on that urge to coordinate to draw a few listeners ...
09:05 pm EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget ATLAS bimanual-rehabilitation glove system hands-on (video)
The Squid Shirt that we checked out earlier today at Northeastern University certainly has the potential for healthcare use beyond straight off-season workout sessions, but the ATLAS project is an e...
08:47 pm EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget Mozilla Marketplace is live, lets you run web apps like desktop programs
An early version of the Mozilla Marketplace is currently live, offering users with the Firefox 16 Nightly build some 100-plus apps to install, including Evernote, Jolicloud and Springpad. Apps from ...
08:24 pm EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget HyCycle electric bike hands-on (video)
The HyCycle isn't the kind of thing you'd want to have to take through airport security -- at least not in its present state. The electricity-generating electric bike prototype is bit of a mess of w...
08:02 pm EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget Northeastern University Squid Shirt torso-on
It seems like everyone's got a solution for workout tracking, these days, and the undergrad students at Northeastern University are no different. We traveled to the bowels of the Boston school's Ega...
07:43 pm EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget Xbox 360 spring update rolling out to some now, everyone else next week
It doesn't bring quite the overhaul that previous updates have, but at least some Xbox 360 users should be seeing a new software update available the next time they turn on their console. Xbox's Maj...
07:21 pm EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget Sony kicks off back to school promotion with a free PS3 or Vita for VAIO PC buyers
Not to be outdone by Microsoft offering a free Xbox 360 to students buying a new PC, Sony has now come out with a back to school promotion of its own that could net folks their choice of a free Play...
07:00 pm EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget ASUS PadFone vs Transformer vs Transformer Prime... fight!
While cooking up our ASUS PadFone review, we decided to bring its Android tablet cousins together for a family portrait, because why not? Sadly, at the time of shooting these photos the Transformer ...
07:00 pm EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget ASUS PadFone, Transformer and Transformer Prime hang out under the sun
While cooking up our ASUS PadFone review, we decided to bring its Android tablet cousins together for a family portrait, because why not? Sadly, at the time of shooting these photos the Transformer ...
06:36 pm EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget Netflix app for the Nintendo Wii U, pictured
Nintendo vowed at E3 to provide Netflix on the Wii U, but tracking down the mythical streaming video beast has proven elusive. Thankfully, Engadget has obtained the first shots illustrating how it w...
06:14 pm EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget V-Moda VAMP for the iPhone: an analog converter and headphone amp with a $650 pricetag
If money really isn't an issue when it comes to your search for the finest sound possible from your iPhone, V-Moda has a new accessory for you to consider. The company has announced the VAMP: an iPh...
05:52 pm EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget TiVo and PayPal let you buy stuff using your remote, hopes you swing past the shopping channel
Those late-night adverts for a steam-powered ab-crunching bagel toaster (just $400, plus $99 postage and packing!) will soon be much harder to resist, thanks to TiVo. The DVR maker has teamed up wit...
05:30 pm EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget Rivals AMD and ARM unite, summon others to become 'heterogeneous'
Rumors of a hook-up between AMD and ARM have been circulating ever since someone coined the phrase "the enemy of Intel is my friend." As of today, however, that alliance is real and cemented in the f...
04:16 pm EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget ASUS PadFone review
It's been a long ride for the PadFone. ASUS' last smartphone was the Android 2.1-powered A10 from two years ago, then five months later the company ended its smartphone partnership with Garmin (thou...
04:00 pm EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget Amped Wireless caps off its new range with a dual-band repeater
Anyone keeping track of Amped Wireless' new range of dual-band products might have spotted that repeater-shaped hole in the team. It should come as no surprise that the company is now unveiling its ...
03:40 pm EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget HTC decides to buy S3 after all, keeps it on ice for future patent wars
HTC was exhibiting more than a bit of buyer's remorse after its acquisition of S3 Graphics went off the rails: it had used the $300 million deal to scoop up a company with a victory over Apple in a ...
03:22 pm EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget HTC confirms One S with 1.7GHz Snapdragon S3 being sold 'in select markets'
Confirming the news that HTC's One S had arrived in the mother land of Taiwan toting a higher-clocked (but older) Snapdragon processor, the company has added where this rejigged device is headed -- ...
03:01 pm EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win a Samsung Galaxy S III (I9300), courtesy of Bubbly!
Now here's a giveaway we know you'll really like: an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S III (aka GT-I9300)! The Korean giant's latest flagship is the talk of the Android community right now, so of course you...
02:50 pm EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III coming to C Spire 'later this year'
And then there were six. With US Cellular breaking the barrier of regional carriers getting a flagship device at the same time as its national rivals, C Spire (formerly Cellular South) wants to join ...
02:42 pm EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget NASA opens up Launch Control Center for public tours
The NASA control center, responsible for a huge chunk of space-faring history, will open its doors to tour groups for the first time in over 30 years, celebrating the Kennedy Space Center's 50th ann...
02:21 pm EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget Sanho HyperJuice Plug solves the multiple ipad owner's power conundrum
One for fun, the other for work? If that's how you roll with your iPads, then you might be well trained in the art of battery juggling. If, however, you're not, or you just like to keep things tip-t...
02:00 pm EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 303 - 06.12.2012
Apple's WWDC keynote did not reveal many directly TV related technologies, but its new Retina Display laptops are definitely in our wheelhouse so we'll start there. Of course, for true audiovisual bl...
01:46 pm EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget Amazon Cloud Player app arrives on iPhone and iPod Touch
Amazon has rolled out its Cloud Player to Apple's smaller screens, with both the iPhone and iPod able to play the full catalogue of music stored in your Cloud Drive. This time, it's a dedicated app,...
01:23 pm EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget Naver's Skype rival Line arrives on Windows Phone
Japanese Skype rival Line is branching out from its iPhone and Android garden to visit Windows Phone. Whilst the app will initially arrive with free calls disabled, the company has promised to recti...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget Velocity Micro relaunches Overdrive gaming desktop: overclocked to 4.6GHz, with trio of GeForce graphics
After furnishing its latest machines with fresh Ivy Bridge processors, Velocity Micro has decided to tend to its high-performance gaming machines. The desktop's Overdrive BigBlock GTX promises to be...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget Dell Vostro line gets Ivy Bridge CPUs, optional 4G LTE
Dell's Vostro line of entry-level business notebooks is next up to receive the good 'ol Ivy Bridge update. Today the company is announcing the Vostro 3360, 3460 and 3560 laptops, in 13-inch, 14-inch...
12:37 pm EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget Verizon's Share Everything data plans go live June 28th, let you add family (or a tablet) for a little extra
Verizon has been promising shared data plans for awhile, so it's with some relief (and trepidation) we can say they're here. Share Everything, as it's called, starts off with the assumption you'll w...
12:06 pm EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget Columbia announces Omni-Freeze ZERO, sports gear that cools you down the hotter you get (video)
Columbia is announcing the Omni-Freeze ZERO, a range of sports gear that cools you the more you sweat. Blue rings of cooling polymer cover the garments, which swell when exposed to moisture -- letti...
11:43 am EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget Nike+ Basketball and Training slamdunk the FCC, jog one step closer towards availability
It was back in the cold, cruel darkness of February -- when physical exertion was far from our mind -- that we learned about Nike+'s Basketball and Training experiences. Now, in the warm glow o...
11:23 am EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget Facebook Camera app gets renamed Camera, punctuation shortcuts get relearned
Following the news that Apple and Facebook are cosying up together, the social network has decided to tweak its own iOS camera app to avoid any mix-ups. Unfortunately, it involves the inclusion of a...
11:00 am EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget Spotify Android update hits Google Play today, brings Last.fm scrobbling with it
Remember that Android Spotify app we saw way back in April? After a couple of months, it seems that the music streaming service finally has a version for those who appreciate the more stable things ...
10:43 am EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget Retina Display MacBook Pro lacks IR sensor, is Apple offing the remote?
It appears that Apple is ditching the remote control on the latest retina-display MacBook Pro. Our side-by-side comparisons yesterday revealed the new hardware doesn't have an infra-red receiver. Th...
10:30 am EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget Leaked Sprint slides reveal Touch Wallet NFC app, Google Wallet eyes the door
Sprint is reportedly developing its own wallet app to rival that of Google Wallet, slides leaked to Android Central reveal. Entering a four-digit code opens your handset to make payments, while tapp...
10:09 am EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget AnandTech takes a long hard look at the MacBook Pro Retina Display
Not quite fully sated with the latest Apple updates from this year's WWDC? Without doubt, one of the most anticipated goodies to come from the keynote yesterday was the introduction of the MacBook P...
09:37 am EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note with T-Mobile-ready 3G swings by the FCC
A T-Mobile-capable version of the Samsung Galaxy Note has been floating around in pictures, but official evidence has been hard to come by. Imagine our surprise when it saunters by the FCC with few ...
09:37 am EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note with T-Mobile-ready 3G swings by the FCC (update: demo units?)
A T-Mobile-capable version of the Samsung Galaxy Note has been floating around in pictures, but official evidence has been hard to come by. Imagine our surprise when it saunters by the FCC with few ...
09:11 am EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget Kodak plans to sell off digital imaging patents
Kodak has filed proceedings to enable the bankrupt company to sell off its digital imaging patents. With a looming June 30th deadline in its lending agreement, the fallen camera maker is petitioning...
08:39 am EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget Slacker now streaming six ESPN stations, Radio and Deportes amongst them
Hot off the heels of making its way into those tiny Roku boxes, Slacker has struck yet another deal for your very own listening pleasure. The streaming service just announced it's now offering a tot...
08:02 am EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget DNPNortheastern University Squid Shirt torso-on
It seems like everyone's got a solution for workout tracking, these days, and the undergrad students at Northeastern University are no different. We traveled to the bowels of the Boston school's Ega...
07:47 am EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget VIA Technologies' $49 Android barebones PC available for pre-order, ships in July
VIA Technologies' small -- but not bite-sized -- Neo-ITX-based barebones Android PC is now up for pre-order. Folks willing to plunk down $49 now will be among the first to play with the APC's versio...
07:10 am EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget 2012 Apple Design Awards showcase standout apps on iOS, OS X
While we tend to get caught up in keynote hoopla, Apple's WWDC event is about connecting with the third party developers of software for its various platforms and it highlighted a few with its annua...
06:45 am EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget Max Payne Mobile hits Android June 14th, metes out justice on your Galaxy Tab
We'd been wondering where Rockstar Games' promised Android version of Max Payne Mobile had gone after missing its original April release window, but the company has at last narrowed down a release f...
05:07 am EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget Apple releases Mountain Lion Preview 4 and iOS 6 for developers, iTunes 10.6.3 for everyone else
Looking to tame Apple's Mountain Lion? Step right up, Cupertino's latest build of OS X is ready for consumption -- assuming you're a registered developer, of course. Following WWDC's reveals and tea...
04:11 am EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget Mad Catz partnering with Microsoft Studios for Halo 4-branded headsets
Looks like Mad Catz has more up its sleeve than just the Wii U accessories it announced at E3 last week. The company just announced a partnership with Microsoft Studios to create Halo 4-branded gamin...
04:07 am EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget Mad Catz partnering with Microsoft Studios for Halo 4-branded headsets
Looks like Mad Catz has more up its sleeve than just the Wii U accessories it announced at E3 last week. The company just announced a partnership with Microsoft Studios to create Halo 4-branded gamin...
04:00 am EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget Seagate Backup Plus hard drive: one-click backup with a social twist
Quick: what's more important? Your entire My Documents directory, or your Facebook / Flickr galleries? The answer seems fairly obvious, but for those too proud to admit it, Seagate's got a new hard ...
03:11 am EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget Android 4.0.3 now available for T-Mobile Galaxy S II, get it while it's cold
It may be late in the evening here in the States, but for T-Mobile users, your time in the sun has finally arrived -- Android 4.0.3 is now available via Samsung Kies for the Galaxy S II. According t...
02:45 am EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget Microsoft Office 15 leaks suggest Office 2013 name, show off Metro logo and UI
Didn't make it into Microsoft's Office 15 Technical Preview? Neither did we, however that has not stopped details about the next iteration of the office software suite from leaking out. CNbeta.com i...
02:45 am EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget Microsoft Office 15 leaks suggest Office 2013 name, show off Metro logo and Web Apps UI
Didn't make it into Microsoft's Office 15 Technical Preview? Neither did we, however that has not stopped details about the next iteration of the office software suite from leaking out. CNbeta.com i...
01:50 am EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget Listen to the Engadget Mobile Podcast, live tonight at 11pm ET!
It's another fireside chat, but we didn't want to wait any longer than necessary to talk about the happenings at WWDC earlier today. But don't worry, Apple haters: we'll have plenty of other stuff t...
01:27 am EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget Newport Media claims tiniest, lowest-power 802.11n WiFi chip yet, smartphones get a little less thirsty
Cellular chipsets get all the love these days, but it's WiFi that's still the most ubiquitous -- and often the most consistent drain on the battery. Newport Media might have that last problem solved...
12:54 am EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget Go to school, get a Lumia 900: all incoming Seton Hall University freshmen to receive a Windows Phone
Granted, this'll be just one more way for upperclassmen to quickly identify the newbies, but all incoming freshmen to New Jersey's Seton Hall University will be given a Nokia Lumia 900 upon orientat...
12:22 am EDT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Engadget Amazon Appstore reportedly travelling to Europe this summer, we hope its passport is up to date
Amazon had a successful first year with its Appstore; outside of a false start, however, no one beyond the US could enjoy it. That looks to be changing, if whispers to AllThingsD turn into shouts. ...
11:51 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Sony teases new Xperia phone unveiling within days, wants you to speed it up on Facebook
As much as we're used to companies offering big teasers for their future devices, it's still rare that they put the revelation itself under our control. Sony's trying just that: its mobile division'...
11:28 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III accessories shown on video, that C-Pen never felt closer (video)
If you rushed out to buy a Galaxy S III (or are waiting to buy one) but got skittish over decking it out with extras, it's time to relax. MobileFun has volunteered to show a quintet of the Android 4...
11:02 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Visualized: 100 Retina display iPads sit down at the dinner table...
What if you took 3.1 million pixels, per iPad, and then crammed 100 (or so) of them on a table at WWDC? You'd have a pretty insane, super-connected Retina table. Also, it'd cost at least $50,000 to ...
10:41 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Sony's first smartphone-friendly MirrorLink in-car AV hits European roads, iOS and Symbian get to ride first
Sony outlined a grand future of smartphone-aware MirrorLink AV units back at CES, and the first example of the in-car media system is shipping right in line with the spring target. Although it's the...
10:06 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: Sensordrone lets your smartphone monitor temperature, air quality, inebriation
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...
09:41 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Must See HDTV (June 11th - 17th)
NBA Finals The NHL Stanley Cup could be decided in just a few hours if the LA Kings can (finally) take care of business and send the Devils home for the summer, but the NBA finals are just getting s...
09:15 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Engadget's post-WWDC live broadcast from San Francisco!
Whew, that was quite a rush. The WWDC 2012 keynote is over and the conference itself is underway, but if you missed any of the announcements from this morning's hectic action don't worry. Just like ...
09:04 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Dish Network, Qualcomm team up on Snapdragon S4 chips for hybrid satellite cellular mobiles
Qualcomm's dual-core Krait S4 MSM8960 processors have already found friends in Samsung's Galaxy S III and HTC's One X thanks to their integrated support for 3G/LTE, and now Dish Network has announce...
09:01 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Apple's WWDC keynote video is up, play along at home (update: not quite for all)
Next-generation MacBook Pros? iOS 6? The new Maps app? Sure, you watched the whole thing live, but is that really enough? Apple's tossed up the Tim Cook-led WWDC keynote, so now you can experience t...
09:01 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Apple's WWDC keynote video is up, play along at home (update 2: video for everybody)
Next-generation MacBook Pros? iOS 6? The new Maps app? Sure, you watched the whole thing live, but is that really enough? Apple's tossed up the Tim Cook-led WWDC keynote, so now you can experience t...
08:56 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 5:30PM ET
It's Monday, which means it is time for you 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 topics after the bre...
08:52 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Apple selects TomTom as primary iOS 6 maps provider
Been wondering exactly which data service is replacing Google as Apple's map provider? According to these leaked screenshots (shown above) from the iOS 6 developer beta running on an iPhone 4S, it a...
08:52 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Apple selects TomTom as primary iOS 6 maps provider (update: confirmed)
Been wondering exactly which data service is replacing Google as Apple's map provider? According to these leaked screenshots (shown above) from the iOS 6 developer beta running on an iPhone 4S, it a...
08:48 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Apple rolls out Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter for $29
When it rains, it pours -- and today is a downright thunderstorm in Cupertino. If you need some wired internet access for your Air or Next Generation MacBook Pro, Apple's got you covered. The compan...
08:37 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget D-Link outs MovieNite Plus, still expects you to buy the popcorn
D-Link has refreshed its MovieNite Apple TV / Roku competitor to enable the media streamer to add a wide variety of apps -- including Hulu Plus (soon). The 1080p video pusher is nearly unmistakable ...
08:16 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Apple MagSafe vs. MagSafe 2: photos of the two incompatible power connectors
Apple quietly introduced a newer, slimmer, snazzier MagSafe connector here at WWDC, with the Retina display-equipped 15-inch MacBook Pro (yeah, the "next-generation" one) and the newly-unveiled MacB...
08:08 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Apple next-generation MacBook Pro (with Retina display) hands-on at WWDC 2012
Not satisfied looking at the latest and best Mac that Apple has ever made under glass? Neither were we, so we tracked one down, ripped it out of its box and stacked it up against the last-generation...
07:57 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Apple adopts new MagSafe 2 connector, offers an adapter for your old gear
While Apple was busy unveiling a completely new MacBook Pro and a refreshed MacBook Air, it also introduced a new MagSafe 2 power connector. The new version is longer but slimmer than its counterpa...
07:39 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Apple rolls out updated Mac Pro lineup with faster processors, not much else
They didn't warrant a mention during the big keynote, but those patiently waiting for an update to the desktop-bound Mac Pro weren't left behind by Apple today. The company has quietly updated the l...
07:30 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget The 2012 MacBook Air vs. the 2011 model: what's changed?
No, we didn't get the Retina Macbook Air many of us may have been hoping for, but the Apple ultra-portable did get a significant Ivy Bridge boost, including a pair of USB 3.0 ports. There's also an ...
07:24 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Apple axes 17-inch MacBook Pro, giant laptop owners weep
As we suspected when Apple updated traditional MacBook Pros, Apple has quietly dropped the 17-inch MacBook Pro. From here on out, it's either the 13- or 15-inch models if you want Apple's convention...
07:11 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Apple intros new iPad Smart Case: clever enough to cover both sides, priced at $50
And we're still not done. A new iPad case has managed to sneak onto the Apple Store's online shelves, and it'll protect your precious slab on both the back and front. The Smart Case appears to augme...
07:09 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget The 2012 MacBook Pros vs. the 2011 models: what's changed?
Since the epic rise of the MacBook Air, the MacBook Pro has become something of a dark horse in the Apple notebook family. Sure, it may not be Cupertino's thinnest, sexiest product, but it has the h...
07:08 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget WWDC 2012 keynote roundup
If you didn't have the opportunity to follow along with us on our liveblog of the opening keynote at WWDC 2012, fear not -- we've put all the juicy deets together into one place. There was a lot to ...
07:06 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Apple next-generation MacBook Pro (with Retina display) eyes-on at WWDC 2012
Heh -- rumor didn't have this one! We just wrapped our eyes around Apple's new 15.4-inch "next-generation" MacBook Pro here at WWDC 2012, and while it was under lock and key, it doesn't take a touch...
06:59 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Apple announces Guided Access for iOS devices, offers expanded accessibility controls
We didn't get a ton of details on this one during the keynote, but Apple has announced a new Guided Access feature for iOS that promises to let folks limit what sort of input their devices are able ...
06:38 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Apple officially gives Google Maps the boot, launches own Maps app with turn-by-turn navigation
It's been one the big questions hanging over WWDC -- will Apple actually toss Google to the side and launch it's own mapping service specifically for iOS? Well, it's not a question any more, but a c...
06:38 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Apple officially gives Google Maps the boot, launches own Maps app with turn-by-turn navigation (updated)
It's been one the big questions hanging over WWDC -- will Apple actually toss Google to the side and launch it's own mapping service specifically for iOS? Well, it's not a question any more, but a c...
06:36 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Apple demos Passbook, a one-stop shop for tickets and boarding passes
From airline and train boarding passes to concert tickets, we've seen a variety of tix make their way into the digital realm at venues around the world. With today's announcement of Passbook, the ha...
06:31 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Apple's FaceTime finally goes cellular, says so long to WiFi restrictions
We've been waiting for it, and Apple surely took its sweet time to give it to us, but FaceTime has finally been let loose from its WiFi bonds, leaving us all free to video chat over cellular data. T...
06:28 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Apple integrates Facebook into iOS 6, App Store, Macs
The string of iOS 6 updates has brought one of the more heavily requested social networking features: Facebook integration. You can share from core apps like Maps, Photos and Safari, but it's woven ...
06:28 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget iOS 6 offers Do Not Disturb feature, adds more Zs to your slumber
Ever get annoyed when your sleep is interrupted by a call or message coming into your phone? As we were hoping, iOS 6 is getting the badly needed Do Not Disturb feature we first saw in Mountain Lion...
06:24 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Siri comes to the New iPad
Scott Forstall has just announced that Apple is bringing Siri to the new (2012-edition) iPad as part of iOS 6. For more coverage of the WWDC 2012 Keynote, check out our liveblog!Siri comes to the Ne...
06:22 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Apple teases Eyes Free, Siri car integration
Apple's VP of iOS Software Scott Forstall just demoed Eyes Free, Siri's new vehicle integration. The feature is being framed as a safety booster, letting you tap a steering wheel-mounted button to t...
06:21 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Apple updates Siri with sports stats, help from Yelp and Rotten Tomatoes, expanded local search
As it's made clear with its recent ads, Apple is betting big on Siri, and the company has just now rolled out it's first big update to the personal assistant during its WWDC keynote. The service is ...
06:16 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Apple brags: sells 365 million iOS devices, 140 million iMessage users
Apple has never shied away from taking a few shots at Android during its WWDC keynotes, and why would 2012 be any different. Just before taking the wraps off iOS 6, Apple took some time to toss out ...
06:12 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Apple unveils iOS 6 at WWDC, launch apps with Siri, Facebook integration, Maps
Looks like they didn't print the banner out for nothing -- as anticipated, it's not just refreshed MacBook Airs or Mountain Lion getting the red carpet treatment at today's World Wide Developer's Co...
06:10 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget OS X Mountain Lion: arrives on Macs next month, priced at $20
You got it. The latest version of Mac OS X is coming in a matter of weeks, and will set you back just shy of twenty bucks. If any of those new beastly, Ivy Bridge-decked machines made you reconsider...
06:07 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Apple introduces Power Nap OS X feature that updates your Mac while it's sleeping
Apple just introduced a new OS X feature here at WWDC 2012 called Power Nap. It lets your Mac update email, notifications and photos in the background, as well as back itself up while charging. Whet...
06:03 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Apple unveils new features for Safari: unified search, iCloud Tabs multi-device syncing and more
Apple's fresh new hardware may have gotten the headlines thus far during Apple's WWDC keynote today, but there's also some good news for browser aficionados, too. Safari has taken a page out of Chro...
06:03 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Apple slips out new AirPort Express with simultaneous dual-band WiFi (update: photo!)
Tucked in amidst talk of new MacBook Air and conventional MacBook Pro updates, Apple has trotted out a new AirPort Express. The new pocket WiFi router has a reworked design -- not unlike a white App...
05:55 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Apple brings Dictation to the Mac
Apple has just announced that it's bringing iPad-style dictation to Mountain Lion. Developing... For more coverage of the WWDC 2012 Keynote, check out our liveblog!Apple brings Dictation to the Mac ...
05:55 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Apple brings Dictation to the Mac, tells Siri to stay in the car
Apple has just announced that it's bringing new iPad-style dictation to Mountain Lion. In the same way that you can tap the button on the digital keyboard, hitting the microphone button will allow y...
05:48 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Apple: 26 million copies of Lion OS sold, 66 million Mac users
As we try to get to our feet after that tidal wave of hardware announcements, Apple's moved onto Mac OS, quoting with some impressive new figures. Over 26 million copies of OS X Lion have now been s...
05:36 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, Aperture, AutoCAD and more score Retina Display support
As we learned pretty quickly when the iPhone 4 introduced the Retina display to the world, all those pixels are pretty useless without apps that can truly take advantage. Thankfully, Apple wasn't ab...
05:30 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Apple announces first Retina display in a MacBook, 220ppi with 2880 x 1800 resolution
Apple just announced its next-generation MacBook Pro, and it comes equipped with a gorgeous 220 pixel-per-inch 2880 x 1800 display. That's quite a bit shy of the 326 ppi LCD on the iPhone 4S and the...
05:28 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Apple announces next-generation MacBook Pro: Retina display, 0.71-inches thin, shipping today for $2,199
Apple announced some new MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros early in its WWDC keynote today, but it had another surprise in store: the next-generation MacBook Pro. It packs a Retina display with a 2880 x...
05:23 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Apple unveils new MacBook Pro with Ivy Bridge at WWDC
Apple is certainly making WWDC a hardware conference this year -- it just unveiled a refresh of the existing MacBook Pro running Intel's newer Ivy Bridge processors on the San Francisco gathering's ...
05:20 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Apple announces refreshed MacBook Air: Ivy Bridge processor, USB 3.0, shipping today
Apple's skinnier, lighter MacBook option checked in for another (irregular) hardware update at this year's WWDC. Just under a year since the last time the range was renovated, the move to Ivy Bridge...
05:12 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget App Store hits 650,000 apps, 30 billion downloads, $5 billion doled out to developers
One of the first pieces of news out of the gate at Apple's WWDC 2012 keynote is its success with mobile apps so far. The company has hit 650,000 apps in the App Store -- 225,000 of which are specifi...
04:35 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Apple WWDC 2012 liveblog!
Back in March, at the tail end of the new iPad's launch, Apple CEO Tim Cook did something atypical. He encouraged us to expect even more from his company in 2012. From an outfit that rarely sets lof...
04:18 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Sprint stops being Clearwire's majority owner
Sprint has declared that it's no longer Clearwire's majority owner in a move designed to shield the carrier should the worst happen to its troubled bedfellow. While Big Yellow is planning to supplem...
03:56 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget ITC denies HTC chance to wield Google patents against Apple
HTC hasn't been having the best time bringing ITC disputes against Apple, and the situation just got a bit more glum. Administrative Law Judge Thomas Pender has ruled that HTC can't use the patents ...
03:34 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Twitter airs first TV spot during NASCAR, implores racing fans to discover the magic of hashtags
Given #thescope with which Twitter has #invadedpopularculture, it may come as a shock to realize that the company hasn't really ventured too far into the world of television advertising -- but then,...
03:08 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Google brokers a deal with French publishers to immortalize out-of-print books
Google has reached an agreement with France's publishers to scan thousands of out-of-print texts. From the terse explanation offered, it looks like Mountain View will digitize the books, but the pub...
02:41 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Chameleon Android homescreen cancels Kickstarter funding due to account mix-up, new project coming soon
If you fell in love with Teknision's contextual Android skin, we've got some news that might break your heart. The Chameleon homescreen's Kickstarter project has been unceremoniously canceled, as it...
02:11 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Engadget's pre-WWDC live broadcast from San Francisco!
We wish you were here, we really do, but we understand -- you're busy. That trip out to San Francisco takes ages and besides, getting a ticket into Apple's developer conference can be a tricky propo...
02:00 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Duracell Powermat announces 24-Hour Power System, we go hands-on (video)
Since Duracell and Powermat formed their wireless charging alliance late last year, we've seen the Powermat debut at CES and heard quite a bit about the company's vision for future battery tech. Tod...
01:34 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Intel's NUC mini-desktop said to cost around $400
Intel's Next Unit of Computing mini-desktop is reportedly going to cost around $400 when it arrives in the third quarter of the year. Designed for kiosks and digital signage setups, the weeny box ha...
01:23 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget The Apple store is down... here we go
Down goes the Apple store. Whatever the reason is, it'll be a few short hours until we know what new goodies have been added to Cupertino's boutique. Whatever happens, we'll be right there, detailin...
01:00 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Editorial: What we want to see in iOS 6
We asked for third party apps, copy and paste, multitasking, wireless sync, data-only messaging and better notifications and year by year, they all arrived. iOS 5 may be one of the most mature, and ...
12:32 pm EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Samsung announces GT-B9120 for Android flip phone fans in China
The emergence of Android, and the decline of the flip-phone form factor happened as such, that the two aren't all that well acquainted. Samsung, however, wants to firm-up that relationship, bringing...
11:54 am EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Keio University democratizes facial recognition technology for Avatars everywhere (video)
If you liked the look of that facial recognition technology on its way to Everquest II, but aren't so sure on your Froglok allegiance, then a Keio University group may have you covered. A project le...
11:28 am EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 with Verizon LTE hits the FCC
Samsung's Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 has mooched on through the FCC sporting a bundle of wireless radios that play nicely with Verizon's LTE. Given that it's the same Ice Cream Sandwich-running slate that has...
10:55 am EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget SmartKey TV HDMI dongle gives ICS brains to any boob tube (video)
How many similar devices have to come to light, until a new category is born? Screentop? USBPC? We're going with "Pendroid." Whatever you want to call it, here's another one, this time up the SmartK...
10:55 am EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget SmartKey TV HDMI dongle gives ICS brains to any boob tube (updated)
How many similar devices have to come to light, until a new category is born? Screentop? USBPC? We're going with "Pendroid." Whatever you want to call it, here's another one, this time up the SmartK...
10:27 am EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget China planning manned mission to its own space station, didn't want to be on the ISS anyway
State news agency Xinhua is reporting that China is planning to launch a manned spacecraft later this month. A Shenzhou-9 capsule and rocket are already in place, and when it launches it'll manually...
09:49 am EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Microsoft revives free Windows desktop development tools, didn't mean to make you cry
Microsoft has resuscitated Visual Studio Express for Windows Desktop, a few weeks after deciding to bump it off. The company had wanted to push developers onto the $400 professional edition of the s...
09:09 am EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Noctua's noise-canceling PC fan gets tested, drops twenty decibels
Having trouble tuning out the hum of your PC fans? Maybe it's time you took another look at Noctua's NF-F12 integrated noise cancellation fan. According to the firm, the Computex prototype kept thin...
08:32 am EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Nexus 7 tablet will arrive at end of June, says anonymous ASUS source
We reported the possibility of the ASUS building a 7-inch Nexus tablet earlier, but that rumor just jumped a notch with an unnamed rep confirming to Android Authority that it is indeed working with ...
07:44 am EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget MacBook Pro blurrycam pics hint at Kepler GPU
Blurrycam photos purporting to be of the 15-inch MacBook Pro's logic board, suggest that the refreshed laptops will carry NVIDIA's GeForce 650M Kepler GPU. Given that we're barely hours from an Appl...
05:37 am EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Lenovo Mobile Access bringing contract free broadband to ThinkPads in US and Europe
Tired of fussing with touchy phone tethers, expensive MiFi devices and spotty hotspots? Lenovo feels your pain, and wants to take the guesswork out of getting an internet connection when you need it...
04:54 am EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Flame malware extinguishes itself, Microsoft protects against future burns
The folks behind that nasty Flame trojan that burned its way through the Middle East aren't the kind to brag -- the malware's manufacturers apparently started dousing their own fire last week. Accor...
02:55 am EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Google's Andy Rubin: Android activations up to 900,000 a day, I'm staying put thank you
It's been awhile since we learned how many unique Android devices were switching on every day; the last time was at Mobile World Congress, when Google's senior mobile VP Andy Rubin confirmed 850,000...
02:49 am EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget How would you change the PlayStation Vita (Japanese Edition)?
How would you change: a regular feature where we ask people about their experiences with gadget's we've reviewed, when they reach the real world. This week we're looking at the Japanese edition* of ...
01:00 am EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of June 4th, 2012
Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so ...
12:00 am EDT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Engadget Inhabitat's Week In Green: cities in the sky, a cloned Chinese village and a few green DIY Father's Day projects
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. As the race to develop new, more efficient modes of tran...
10:22 pm EDT - Sun, June 10, 2012
Engadget Orbotix pits Sphero as advanced 3D controller, details upcoming Augmented Reality Engine (hands-on)
During the wind down of E3, we were able to spend a few fleeting moments with the folks from Orbotix to talk about its latest batch of upcoming software for Sphero. If you're unfamiliar with the giz...
09:44 pm EDT - Sun, June 10, 2012
Engadget Switched On: E3, Screen Two
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. More Info Switched On: When gadgets talk in their sleep PSP gets its own homebrew online gaming network, ...
08:12 pm EDT - Sun, June 10, 2012
Engadget Asus PadFone, tablet Station get imported stateside courtesy of Negri Electronics, yours for $860
Having to fiddle with a separate Android tablet and smartphone and a laptop just won't cut it? You might be eager to get your mitts the ASUS PadFone if that's your sentiment, but folks in the US won...
05:53 pm EDT - Sun, June 10, 2012
Engadget Tonino Lamborghini launches 'Luxury' phones for low-spec loving Russians with deep pockets
Much like Porsche Design before it, this isn't strictly the auto-maker (in this case it's the son of the famous sports car mogul) releasing a phone. However, these are devices (three phones and a ta...
03:56 pm EDT - Sun, June 10, 2012
Engadget Attack of the drones: US Navy picks Linux for its unmanned VTOL aircraft control system
Disagreement between passionate Windows and Mac OS diehards have caused many a kerfuffle on the Interwebs. When it comes to the tactical control system of the US Navy's autonomous vertical take-off-...
02:00 pm EDT - Sun, June 10, 2012
Engadget Apple's WWDC 2012 keynote is tomorrow -- get your liveblog right here!
Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference opens up tomorrow, with Tim Cook taking the stage at 10AM PT to deliver what'll have to be... well, some fairly important company news. He asked us back in Mar...
12:32 pm EDT - Sun, June 10, 2012
Engadget LG's Optimus 4X HD officially making its way to 11 European locales, 'surprise' in store
It's no secret that LG planned to launch its 4.7-inch Optimus 4X HD in select European countries this month, and now the company has confirmed that it's right on schedule. Germany, the Netherlands, ...
12:32 pm EDT - Sun, June 10, 2012
Engadget LG's Optimus 4X HD officially making its way to European locales June 11, 'surprise' in store (update)
It's no secret that LG planned to launch its 4.7-inch Optimus 4X HD in select European countries this month, and now the company has confirmed that it's right on schedule. Germany, the Netherlands, ...
10:57 am EDT - Sun, June 10, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: Clang, a motion-controlled swordfighting game by no less than Neal Stephenson (video)
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject li...
09:12 am EDT - Sun, June 10, 2012
Engadget EVGA's GeForce GTX 680 Classified tempts overclockers with watery siren call
Judging by a sneak Computex preview, EVGA's intentions for the upcoming GTX 680 Classified graphics card are not a thorny mystery. With an optional water-cooling block and voltage control inputs, th...
07:06 am EDT - Sun, June 10, 2012
Engadget Tiny fraction of required 270 million Facebook users squeak 'no' to changes
Facebook users rebuked proposed privacy changes in a vote on Friday -- to the tune of 87 percent -- but a thousand times higher turnout was needed for it to matter. As such, the company will likely ...
05:16 am EDT - Sun, June 10, 2012
Engadget New Windows Phone store lets you wear your 'I heart WP' on your sleeve
So you love Windows Phone, but how can you let the world know? Until now, you'd either have to wave your object of desire around, or keep showing colleagues those "Smoked by Windows Phone" YouTube v...
03:59 am EDT - Sun, June 10, 2012
Engadget Sprint to charge $15 for number change starting June 10, still free via Sprint.com
A new tiered system for Sprint's Total Equipment Protection plan? Herp. Charging customers $15 to change their Sprint phone number? Derp. Sprint's decision to start charging moolah come June 10 when...
02:30 am EDT - Sun, June 10, 2012
Engadget Ask Engadget: best four-in-one printer, scanner, copier and fax?
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 Georgi, who is risking his life, his walle...
01:00 am EDT - Sun, June 10, 2012
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of June 4th, 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, the LG Optimus L7 and Sony Xpe...
12:22 am EDT - Sun, June 10, 2012
Engadget AiAiAi takes its TMA-1 headphones out from the DJ box, into the Studio (video)
You pretty much can't say (or read) AiAiAi's name without feeling happy and performing a dancey hand gesture -- or maybe that's just us? It's fair to say we're fans of their work. So when we heard t...
10:59 pm EDT - Sat, June 9, 2012
Engadget Adobe Flash 11.3 checks in with security fixes, OS X silent updater and Firefox sandbox in tow
While feverishly revamping Flash with the all-new Next version -- to keep HTML5 from killing it -- Adobe is still plugging the current incarnation with smaller updates. To that end, Flash 11.3 just ...
09:46 pm EDT - Sat, June 9, 2012
Engadget Galaxy S III changes pin layout, incompatible with previous MHL adapters
If you've pre-ordered a Galaxy S III and can't wait to see its display mirrored to the silver screen, add one more thing to that pre-launch shopping list: a new MHL dongle. According to UK retailer ...
08:39 pm EDT - Sat, June 9, 2012
Engadget Sony SmartWatch and accessories pop up at Verizon Wireless
By and large Sony's wrist-born Android info center, the SmartWatch, has given enough utility to end up on a few of our wrists. Connecting to any Android 2.1 or higher smartphone via Bluetooth, the de...
07:23 pm EDT - Sat, June 9, 2012
Engadget PSA: Some Meebo services shutting down starting next week
News barely just hit the airwaves about Google snapping up social platform Meebo, and already it's being dismantled. As from Monday (June 11th,) Meebo Messenger, Sharing on Meebo, MeeboMe and all th...
07:23 pm EDT - Sat, June 9, 2012
Engadget PSA: Some Meebo services shutting down starting next month
News barely just hit the airwaves about Google snapping up social platform Meebo, and already it's being dismantled. As from Monday (June 11th) July 11th, Meebo Messenger, Sharing on Meebo, MeeboMe ...
06:33 pm EDT - Sat, June 9, 2012
Engadget ComScore: Nearly a quarter of US smartphone owners have tablets, love their video
If you've got a smartphone, it's increasingly likely that you're also carrying a tablet as a sidearm. ComScore understands that 23.6 percent of American smartphone owners also have an iPad, Kindle F...
05:14 pm EDT - Sat, June 9, 2012
Engadget China-bound Sony Xperia Neo L with ICS gets handled, holds nothing back
It was only a couple of months ago that we first crossed paths with Sony's Xperia Neo L, and now the Ice Cream Sandwich handset is back with a vengeance -- at least in terms of exposure. As you may ...
04:00 pm EDT - Sat, June 9, 2012
Engadget E3 2012: the year of the lackluster blockbuster
The Electronics Entertainment Expo is no place for the easily distracted, every inch of convention center carpet devoted to capturing the attentions of calloused video game journalists. In spite of ...
03:33 pm EDT - Sat, June 9, 2012
Engadget Dropbox confirms Galaxy S III on AT&T and Verizon won't include 50GB storage
If that extra Dropbox storage helped swing the Galaxy S III pendulum in your favor, and you're a customer of AT&T or Verizon, it's not good news. Droid Life reports that one such expectant custo...
03:09 pm EDT - Sat, June 9, 2012
Engadget Engineer makes light-up business cards with 555 timer, proves PCB skills
Sure, there have been some pretty creative variations on the standard paper business card, but if you're looking to make a career in electronics engineering, card stock isn't necessarily the best op...
02:23 pm EDT - Sat, June 9, 2012
Engadget Visualized: Swiss newspaper goes digital, prints front page in binary
Those newspaper types, give them an idea and they don't half run with it. Swiss (Zurich) daily Neue Zürcher Zeitung just went digital, and to celebrate thought it'd go whole hog and print the e...
01:14 pm EDT - Sat, June 9, 2012
Engadget Droid RAZR HD lands on the bench, shows off Snapdragon S4 in continued striptease
Sometimes it can feel like you're being sold a book one page at a time. The latest in the Droid RAZR HD's story comes via some benchmarks. A NenaMark2 report clearly shows what claims to be the Veri...
12:36 pm EDT - Sat, June 9, 2012
Engadget Disney troubled over early offering of John Carter DVD by Netflix and Redbox
Well, well, the warrior from Mars seems to have stirred some problems over in the US of A. According to the LA Times, Disney isn't exactly happy with Netflix and Redbox, mainly because they're both ...
11:50 am EDT - Sat, June 9, 2012
Engadget Metro-style Hotmail turns up in leaked screenshots
It certainly wouldn't come as much of a surprise that Microsoft would finally bring Hotmail into the Metro fold, but until now we haven't had much evidence that such a change was actually in the wor...
10:13 am EDT - Sat, June 9, 2012
Engadget Apple alternative to UDID may come soon, track app use without pesky privacy issues
Apple has already provided a few clues as to what it's going to put on the plate for developers at WWDC. One change that's unlikely to be touted at the keynote, or even the entire conference, could...
08:37 am EDT - Sat, June 9, 2012
Engadget NHK lays out Olympic broadcast plans, Super Hi-Vision test viewing locations in Japan
We've already run down Olympic broadcast plans in the US and UK, and now Japanese broadcaster NHK has unveiled some information. Similar to the others there is not only the TV production including d...
06:10 am EDT - Sat, June 9, 2012
Engadget Dausen iPhone pico projector battery case at Computex 2012 (hands-on video)
It's not the first iPhone 4/4S pico projector battery case we've come across here at Engadget, but we spotted this little number at Computex 2012 and just couldn't resist sharing it with you. What m...
05:14 am EDT - Sat, June 9, 2012
Engadget Linux lands on Android 4.0-toting MK802 mini PC
If the MK802 piqued your interest but has you pining for Ubuntu, Linux Questions forum user michaelfisk has a solution. The secret sauce is a pre-baked image of Ubuntu 10.04 modified for a different...
03:57 am EDT - Sat, June 9, 2012
Engadget Swiss court eases up on Street View privacy concerns, Google says it's pleased with the ruling
It's no secret Google's been involved in a few privacy-related kerfuffles around the globe, but some would say those are just the burdens attached to being one of the big-guns in the industry. Still...
03:11 am EDT - Sat, June 9, 2012
Engadget ZTE Tania waves Windows Phone flag for China, makes official mainland debut
When it rains Windows Phone in China, it pours. After HTC claimed top honors for being the first to bow a Redmond-powered handset in the region, the floodgates opened with Nokia quickly doling out i...
02:23 am EDT - Sat, June 9, 2012
Engadget Twitter post-to-Facebook integration adds photos, tags and links, makes wild nights more regrettable
Twitter has long had the option to send updates to Facebook, but most of what makes Twitter unique has been stripped out while cross-posting the night's escapades. That's been fixed just in time for...
01:13 am EDT - Sat, June 9, 2012
Engadget FCC Fridays: June 8, 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...
12:22 am EDT - Sat, June 9, 2012
Engadget US and Mexico strike public safety spectrum deal along national borders
The FCC announced today that Chairman Julius Genachowski has entered into an agreement with Mexico's telecommunications officials to create a new spectrum sharing scheme along the nation's borders. ...
11:46 pm EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget Open-mesh PC case keeps heat, dust bunnies at bay
If you haven't done it in a while, opening your PC case can be like a slasher flick -- you know you'll see something disgusting, but you're never sure what. Taiwan's YoungYear Electronics claims to ...
11:08 pm EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget Arthur P. Stern, instrumental in inventing the color television and GPS, passes away
Engadget learned that Arthur P. Stern passed away on May 24th, 2012, but just this week, The Los Angeles Times has published a laudable look back at a man that had an enormous impact on the technolo...
10:29 pm EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget Microsoft delves into Windows 8's media core, promises HD chat and 3D video for all
Microsoft's deep exploration of Windows 8's numerous tweaks has swung to one of the most important components for the onslaught of tablets we're about to see: the media foundations. The pipeline is ...
10:02 pm EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget Canadian government appoints Jean-Pierre Blais as new CRTC head
The past five years have certainly been an eventful time for the CRTC -- with broadband controversies and foreign ownership issues garnering plenty of headlines, to name just two examples -- and we n...
09:30 pm EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget Editorial: The Galaxy S III in the US is giving Samsung a backbone
Samsung caught more than a few off guard with its US launch plans for the Galaxy S III, but primarily for what it didn't do. Whether it was a variant for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile or Verizon, the A...
08:58 pm EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget Apple's Campus 2 will up the secrecy factor with an underground auditorium
You know how Tim Cook said Apple will be "doubling down on secrecy" for unannounced products? Well, the company's hush-hush mentality seems to be informing the design for its upcoming Campus 2. Acco...
08:27 pm EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget Nintendo's Hideki Konno discusses the 3DS and the element of surprise
As E3 was coming to a close, we sat down with one of the men responsible for Nintendo's 3DS, Hideki Konno. Konno's official title is manager / producer, but because he's involved at such a high leve...
08:00 pm EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget E3 2012 wrap-up
Greetings from -- actually, scratch that, we're all back home now, but we had a blast spending the week in sunny, smoggy downtown Los Angeles -- even if this year's Electronics Entertainment Expo wa...
07:50 pm EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget WWDC banner shot betrays iOS 6 debut
What does Apple have in store for us at WWDC? Well, it was a pretty safe bet that there was going to be some iOS news, and now we can pretty much confirm that iOS 6 will be unveiled at Cupertino's b...
07:46 pm EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget Motorola Droid RAZR HD's backside possibly leaked: we hope you like Kevlar
We may have seen it from the front, but Motorola's rumored upcoming Droid RAZR HD now looks to have had its back subjected to the whims of Mr. Blurrycam. The overriding theme? Kevlar. Lots of Kevlar...
07:33 pm EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget US Cellular announces Galaxy S III pricing, starts at $200
US Cellular made it known that it would be accepting pre-orders of the Samsung Galaxy S III this upcoming Tuesday (with the device shipping sometime in July), but it left the pricing a mystery to ke...
07:05 pm EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget Astro Gaming A50 wireless surround sound headset hands-on (video)
If you're serious about your sound when it comes to gaming, chances are you've at least heard of Astro Gaming. Back in 2008, the company introduced its pro gaming-focused headset solution, the A40 a...
07:02 pm EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget Bing one-ups knowledge graph, hires Encyclopaedia Britannica to supply results
It may have retired from the cut-throat world of print, but Encyclopadia Britannica is enjoying a renaissance by supplying results to Bing. Search for a topic and a Knowledge Graph-esque box will of...
06:29 pm EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget Purported Motorola Dinara press shot slips out, carries a whiff of Atrix 3
We're taking this with a big block of salt, but we may have just had our first real peek at the Motorola Dinara's American form. A claimed press shot has the possibly Snapdragon S4-powered Android ...
06:00 pm EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget Computex 2012 wrap-up
After getting our hands on more than three dozen Ultrabooks, tablets and plenty of other miscellany over an intense gadget-fueled week in Taipei, Computex is finally winding down, and we're packing ...
05:47 pm EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget Peter Molyneux divulges DLC details for Curiosity, we apply for a loan
Peter Molyneux's first post-Lionhead game, Curiosity, holds a big mystery and now it promises DLC with a colossal price tag. The game -- the first of 22 experiments -- will reveal a secret to the ga...
05:31 pm EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III on SK Telecom mixes 2GB of RAM and quad-core, importers break out credit cards
There's a Galaxy S III with a quad-core chip, and there's a Galaxy S III with 2GB of RAM. Never the twain shall meet? They reportedly will at SK Telecom: a comparison sheet leaked to Phone Arena has...
05:00 pm EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget E3 2012: not quite ready to go mobile
Perhaps E3 2012 will be remembered as the year that even Nintendo acknowledged the existence of smartphone gaming -- if only begrudgingly so, dragged kicking and screaming into the early '10s. It's...
04:36 pm EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget Indian court tells Google and Facebook execs to stop by, have a chat
India and the various powers that be on the Internet have had a bit of a contentious relationship for the past year or so. The primary issue has been censorship, in that the Indian government wants ...
04:00 pm EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget The Ultrabooks of Computex 2012
It was last year that Intel chose Computex, a computer tradeshow in Taiwan, to introduce its Ultrabook concept to the world. Twelve months later, 110-plus models are in the pipeline, which meant the...
03:38 pm EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget Huawei Activa 4G gets your 4G LTE fix on MetroPCS for $149 contract-free
MetroPCS is known for offering 4G LTE smartphones on the cheap, but it's going for a record today. The Activa 4G isn't just Huawei's first LTE smartphone in the US, it's temporarily the least expens...
03:14 pm EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget Visualized: Stunning long-exposure 'star trail' photo taken from the ISS
Ever wondered what goes on up at the International Space Station? We like to think it's all floating around and eating freeze-dried steak. Astronaut Don Pettit decided to take a break from his no-do...
02:51 pm EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget Prototype color e-paper skips on filter, cranks up vividness
Fuji Xerox has showcased its latest e-paper model at SID in Boston. The 5-inch 600 x 800 display adjusts the electric field for each color, swinging them between the two layers of the screen. Instea...
02:24 pm EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget Intel's TV service aims at Nielsen, big cable, might not get here
Reuters is reporting that Intel's mooted virtual television network has hit the buffers because it can't beat its cable rivals spending. The company is eyeing up the $100 million TV business with a ...
02:00 pm EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget Denon SC2900 DJ Media player gets a euro price and summer launch date
Wherever there's a teaser video, full product info is sure to follow. Denon's decided to stop being so coy, and got its new SC2900 DJ media player fully out in the open. We pretty much got to see mo...
01:46 pm EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget CERN admits faulty kit to blame for speedy neutrinos, says it's all relative
Those pesky neutrinos, they sure did cause a kerfuffle. The scientific community held its collective breath when research published by CERN suggested that the little guys had been caught traveling a...
01:30 pm EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget Distro Issue 44 is here and it's time to get fit!
Here in the states, it's just about time to start hitting the beach, and despite what you might have heard, not all of us here at Engadget are perpetually bikini-ready. In this week's issue of Distr...
01:00 pm EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget Epic senior technical artist Alan Willard talks Unreal Engine 4 for next-gen consoles
There's no PS4 or Xbox 720 behind the curtain, Alan Willard assures a dark room full of eager video game journalists. Nope, it's just a current high-end piece of PC hardware. In spite of the company...
12:42 pm EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget Firefox demotes Yandex, makes Google the default search engine in Russia
It looks like you can chalk up one more win for Google in its bid to be the number one search engine in as many places as possible. When the next version of Firefox rolls out in Russia, Google will ...
12:18 pm EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget UCSB engineers proteins that make silicon, leads hipsters to insist on organically-grown computers
Organic circuits have been in development for awhile, but it's still rare that the organics are producing the circuitry themselves. Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara plan to...
11:43 am EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget Sonnet shipping xMac mini server, Echo Express PCIe adapters to follow suit shortly
Sonnet's no stranger to the Thunderbolt peripheral game and it now has three new Thor-approved expansions to ship. The Echo Express adapter packs one X4 mode PCIe 2.0 slot of the x16 flavor, an extr...
11:43 am EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget Sonnet shipping xMac mini server, Echo Express PCIe adapters to follow suit shortly (update)
Sonnet's no stranger to the Thunderbolt peripheral game and it now has three new Thor-approved expansions to ship. The Echo Express adapter packs one X4 mode PCIe 2.0 slot of the x16 flavor, an extr...
11:22 am EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget Tiered system reportedly on its way to Sprint's Total Equipment Protection plans
We'll likely never know what's driving this purported move, but we can safely imagine it has something to do with the cost of high-end devices like that Galaxy Nexus or HTC EVO 4G LTE. Either way, a...
10:49 am EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget SOEmote tracks our face, transplants our expressions onto an Everquest II persona (faces-on)
Sony's PlayStation division may have been the main focus this week at E3, but Sony Online Entertainment has something unique of its own to show off for MMORG players. Specifically, folks who are int...
10:32 am EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget 'Facebook tax' could make web companies pay for usage outside the US
Leaked documents purportedly from the ITU reveal that the body is considering a levy on content-heavy services like Facebook and Netflix to pay for the bandwidth they use outside of the US. Tabled b...
10:06 am EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget Approved Mac OS app boasts 'Retina graphics'
As if there wasn't enough speculation already, what with WWDC just around the corner, bets are already being placed on the possibility of "Retina Display" Macs. So, when an app turns up in Mac App s...
10:05 am EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget Naval researchers soak up the sun below sea level with special solar cells
Have you ever harbored delusions of living in an underwater city inhabited by the likes of Ariel or those aliens from The Abyss? Yeah, well keep dreaming, because this engineering feat won't necessa...
09:41 am EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget Samsung sues Australian patent office to force judicial review of Apple patents
Samsung has sued the Australian patent commissioner to seek judicial review of four patents granted to Apple in the country. It alleges that Cupertino's innovations patents, the legal equivalent of ...
09:19 am EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget Deezer starts streaming tunes in 35 Latin America countries, Mexico and Puerto Rico included
Music streaming service Deezer unveiled its global expansion strategy late last year, and what better way to stay true to your word than by launching in 35 countries all at once. Deezer announced ea...
09:03 am EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget Japanese company takes pod concept mobile, keeps ants from your Grey Poupon (video)
The great outdoors not civilized enough? From the country with a dearth of space but no shortage of singular ideas comes the Zero Pod, letting you renounce the flimsy tent and enjoy nature in solid-...
08:41 am EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget 2013 Chevy Volt stretches out the electric miles, works harder for the money
Every car gets a mid-life refresh to keep the customers flocking in, but a hybrid poses its own unique challenges: it has to give yet another reason to skip buying an (often cheaper) gas-only ride. ...
08:39 am EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget Sprint's Palm C40: the Pre 2 that never made it
Take a look through the trousers of time at what might have been; a Palm Pre 2 on Sprint. WebOSNation managed to grab the very rare prototype from a Palm employee and it fortunately worked on the No...
08:18 am EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget 2013 Chevy Volt stretches out the electric miles, works harder for the money
Every car gets a mid-life refresh to keep the customers flocking in, but a hybrid poses its own unique challenges: it has to give yet another reason to skip buying an (often cheaper) gas-only ride. ...
08:17 am EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget Sprint's Palm C40: the Pre 2 that never made it
Take a look through the trousers of time at what might have been; a Palm Pre 2 on Sprint. WebOSNation managed to grab the very rare prototype from a Palm employee and it fortunately worked on the No...
07:57 am EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget Large Hadron Collider affected by full moon, ocean commiserates
Large Hadron Collider not running properly? If you've read the docs and restarted it, check for a full moon. After noticing fewer particle collisions while on her shift, Pauline Gagnon reached out t...
07:36 am EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget Olympus scales back, shifts focus to turn around fortunes
Beleaguered camera maker Olympus vows to shed around 2,700 jobs and heavily restructure its business following a major accounting scandal. That works out that around seven percent of its total globa...
07:14 am EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget IDC: Nokia moved just 2.2 million Lumias this winter, but stay tuned
Although we know that Nokia had a wince-inducing first quarter, the company was hush hush on how many of its Windows Phone-packing Lumias had shipped out. We still don't have official word, but IDC ...
06:51 am EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget ZoomTether shares your phone's connection, tethering plan optional
If you don't want to cough up for a dedicated tethering plan, there are some illicit ways to share your phone's data connection with other devices. Of course, most of them require you to root your h...
06:32 am EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget DIY cyborg appendage is less exciting than it sounds (video)
When we envision our transhumanist future, it's a little more profound than simply adding a sixth finger... but we suppose you've gotta start somewhere. Instructables user and employee Frenzy gave h...
05:58 am EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget TI demos Windows RT on OMAP, we go hands-on (video)
It seems like every ARM chip manufacturer wants a piece of Windows 8 here at Computex 2012 -- and for good reason. Hot on the heels of Asus' Tegra 3-equipped Tablet 600 and Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4-...
05:58 am EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget TI demos Windows RT on OMAP 4470, we go hands-on (video)
It seems like every ARM chip manufacturer wants a piece of Windows 8 here at Computex 2012 -- and for good reason. Hot on the heels of Asus' Tegra 3-equipped Tablet 600 and Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4-...
05:54 am EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget Honda Fit EV rated at 118 MPGe, will get you 82 of those on one charge
Honda's perky little Fit EV has just been marked and measured by the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA has rated the dinky 'lectro-wagon at 118 MPGe, which Honda claims is the best ever score...
05:29 am EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget Apple closes in on $2.25 million settlement in Australia for disputed 4G iPad claim
The legal drama surrounding Apple's 4G labeling of some iPad models in Australia might be coming to an end. The Australian reports that Apple has agreed to pay $2.25 million to settle claims that th...
05:10 am EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 goes on sale melding quad-core Ivy Bridge and GeForce GTX 660M
The Y580 led the avalanche of Lenovo IdeaPads unveiled at CES; its dependence on both Intel Ivy Bridge processors and Kepler-based NVIDIA graphics kept it out of the spotlight for some time, but it'...
04:48 am EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget Sony PlayStation Pulse Wireless Stereo Headset Elite Edition hands-on
Aside from the PlayStation Move Racing Wheel and Wonderbook, Sony has one more major accessory to show off at E3 -- the Pulse Wireless Stereo Headset Elite Edition. Naturally, we hunted down this pe...
04:00 am EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget Canon touts EOS Rebel T4i with improved video focusing system, EF-S 18-135mm and EF 40mm silent lenses (hands-on)
There wasn't much reason to upgrade with last year's T3i, but that's certainly not the case with the Canon EOS Rebel T4i. This new entry-level DSLR packs a redesigned 18-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor ...
03:23 am EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget Sony keeps Xperia upgrade train rolling, brings ICS to Mini Pro
Software update sagas typically center around carriers and OEMs failing to deliver to users in a timely manner -- or, even at all. Not so with Sony, which continues to set itself apart from the mobi...
02:58 am EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget Crytek's CryEngine 3 makes it easier than ever for devs to build games as pretty as Crysis
It's not every day you get to speak with the folks who make one of the most advanced game engines in the world, but today at E3, Crytek (you know, the folks responsible for Crysis) let us in on some...
02:27 am EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget Microsoft Office becomes first non-Metro application within Windows Store, kinda disappoints
You knew it was going to happen, but Microsoft Office 2010 has officially taken roost in the Windows Store, which is made part of Microsoft's next-gen OS known as Windows 8. What makes its arrival n...
02:27 am EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget Microsoft Office becomes first non-Metro application within Windows Store
You knew it was going to happen, but Microsoft Office 2010 has officially taken roost in the Windows Store, which is part of Microsoft's next-gen OS known as Windows 8. What makes its arrival notewo...
01:42 am EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget Judge puts the kibosh on one Apple vs. Motorola patent trial (maybe, tune in next week)
In an (all too rare, if you ask us) occurrence, US Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner has tentatively decided to dismiss an Apple patent infringement case against Motorola. Both sides were seeking dama...
01:37 am EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile 1,900MHz 3G lights up Moscone West in time for WWDC, carrier swears it's a happy accident
T-Mobile may be planning to deploy 1,900MHz HSPA+ across the whole of its network, but it sure has a knack for being in the right place at the right time. The carrier has confirmed that it just...
01:02 am EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget PDP Afterglow 2.0 controllers and stereo wireless headset hands-on
Here at E3, PDP is showing off a handful of new gaming accessories for those looking to jump on the third-party bandwagon. The company has refreshed its line of Afterglow controllers that now sport ...
12:46 am EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget DICE+ wants to team with screens and usher in an era of powered board games (hands-on)
We learned about DICE+, the digital chance cube, just before E3, and today we finally got to give it a few rolls and find out a bit more about DICE+ from the folks who made it. It's an inc...
12:34 am EDT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Engadget Killer Wireless-N 1202 WiFi Bluetooth cards in Alienware gaming laptops eyes-on
Last month, Dell announced that its Alienware gaming laptops would be outfitted with Qualcomm Atheros' Killer Wireless-N 1202 WiFi cards. Aside from sporting low-latency capabilities, the add-on als...
11:59 pm EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget Facebook App Center launches tonight on Android and iOS with access to over 600 apps
The next big thing for Facebook? Apparently, acting as a guide to which apps users may want to check out on their Android or iOS devices. Its App Center is launching tonight with a listing of over 6...
11:44 pm EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget HTC Desire V makes its European debut with dual-SIM capabilities, keeps your affairs in order
Whether you travel a lot, have to deal with spotty coverage or straight up lead a double life, HTC has a new dual-SIM smartphone for you with the Desire V. The handset is a first of its kind from th...
11:18 pm EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget Google rolls out Trusted Stores verification program for online retailers
Along with talking up 3D images and other new features for Maps, Google is pushing its new Trusted Stores program this week. The service, which has been in testing for the last nine months, monitors...
10:49 pm EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget Amazon becomes the latest retailer to sell the trendy Nest Learning Thermostat
Frankly, we all knew it was only a matter of time before the renown online retailer, Amazon, would start offering the trendiest thermostat known to man. Joining the likes of Apple, Lowe's and, natur...
10:24 pm EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget FTC tells ITC that bans over standards-based patents aren't kosher, looks warily at Motorola and Samsung
Most of the scrutiny over abuse of standards-based patents has come through European Union investigations of Motorola and Samsung. That attention might come to the US if the Federal Trade Commissio...
09:53 pm EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget Apple rumored to offer Baidu search to Chinese iPhone users
Apple is reportedly lining up Baidu to join the search engines available on iOS devices when the sixth iteration of the operating system is detailed next week. Baidu serves around 80 percent of quer...
09:53 pm EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget Bloomberg: Apple to offer Baidu search to Chinese iPhone users
Apple is reportedly lining up Baidu to join the search engines available on iOS devices when the sixth iteration of the operating system is detailed next week. Baidu serves around 80 percent of quer...
09:26 pm EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget OnLive Multiview on an LG Google TV, eyes-on (video)
Between the giant screen gaming demos, the shiny new hardware and the ever-present booth babes, the Electronic Entertainment Expo may well be the short attention span capital of North America at the...
08:59 pm EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget Facebook App Center for mobile leaks out on iOS, uses peer pressure to clinch the sale
While Facebook said it would deliver a version of its App Center store for mobile, it was shy on how that would work. An early iOS tester (since confirmed by TechCrunch) apparently didn't want to wa...
08:23 pm EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget A conversation with Microsoft's Marc Whitten on SmartGlass and the quest for a better living room
Microsoft SmartGlass hands-on Xbox SmartGlass: did Microsoft just render the Wii U controller obsolete? Microsoft's Marc Whitten: SmartGlass is the 'enabling technology' of IE on Xbox 360 W...
07:54 pm EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget MPAA may let Megaupload users retrieve non-copyrighted files, does it for the Armed Forces
Megaupload's still immersed in hot water, but there are signs the legal temperature could be cooling... slightly. Don't breathe a sigh of relief just yet though, as a significant portion of that con...
07:54 pm EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget MPAA may let Megaupload users retrieve non-infringing files, does it for the Armed Forces
Megaupload's still immersed in hot water, but there are signs the legal temperature could be cooling... slightly. Don't breathe a sigh of relief just yet though, as a significant portion of that con...
07:23 pm EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget Microsoft patent application could see a touchscreen tabletop that caters to the eye of the beholder
It's all about perspective. At least, that's what we've gleaned from a Surface skim (hard wink) of this Microsoft patent application. Filed back in December of 2010, the USPTO doc describes a touchs...
06:57 pm EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget Apple snags broader design patent for the MacBook Air's wedge shape
It's not the first design patent related to the MacBook Air that Apple has received, but the one it managed to obtain from the USPTO earlier this week is certainly the broadest to date. As explained...
06:40 pm EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget Cronus adapter lets you play Xbox 360 with a PS3 controller and vice versa (video)
There's nothing quite so enlightening as a solution to a problem you didn't realize you had. RaptorFire's booth, tucked away in the back corner of the LA Convention Center's South Hall was offering ...
06:23 pm EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget Dolby reveals Atmos launch locations, invites you to come and 'see' the sound
Dolby's Atmos is being rolled out to a few selected locations to show off the groundbreaking new technology. It lets sound mixers project sounds over your head and around you with pinpoint accuracy ...
05:54 pm EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget Google gives a sneak peek at Chrome for Windows 8's Metro UI, plans a test release soon
Google vowed that it would adapt Chrome to Metro back in March, and it's just now providing its first real look at the Windows 8 revamp. Don't expect a radical remake: it's Chrome, just in Metro. ...
05:31 pm EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget Solar Impulse completes transcontinental flight, runs out of complimentary peanuts
The Impulse solar-powered plane has successfully completed its first transcontinental journey. It took 19 hours to jet between Madrid and Morocco -- with the plane's 12,000 solar cells swallowing en...
05:00 pm EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget Snakebyte tablet gaming controller for Android and iOS hands-on
If you're a mobile / tablet gaming enthusiast, you may get tired of swiping your fingers across the Retina display or using the on-screen controls. Snakebyte is looking to lend a hand with its upcom...
04:34 pm EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget Sky+ rolls out a new HD guide starting today, keeps live, DVR and VOD TV level (video)
The last time we checked in on Sky+'s UI, the UK TV broadcaster was updating its set-top boxes around the time of the '08 Olympics and now it's starting to roll out a new look just in time for ...
04:06 pm EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win one of five Biscottis!
No, we're not talking about giving away free cookies -- though nobody could really complain about that. Actually, we have five Biscotti TV phones up for grabs. This attachment hooks up to your TV an...
03:50 pm EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget Tactus' morphing smartphone and tablet display hands-on
Tactus Technology, a small start-up out of Freemont, CA, made a big splash at this year's Society for Information Display (SID) conference. The company, which came to Boston, MA toting a single prod...
03:20 pm EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget MotoCzysz e-motorbike crackles past 100MPH at TT Zero for $15,000 prize
Jitters over wet track conditions didn't stop MotoCzysz's Michael Rutter from becoming the first electric motorcycle rider at the Isle of Man's TT Zero to hit 100MPH -- aka the fabled "ton". He also...
02:59 pm EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget Engadget Podcast 297: E3 Hotel Party Edition - 06.07.2012
Live, on tape, from downtown Los Angeles, it's Wednesday Night!, from room 827 of the Luxe Hotel, directly across from the seventeenth annual Electronic Entertainment Expo and six floors above a rag...
02:40 pm EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget Foursquare 5.0 hands-on
Foursquare just posted its promised mobile app overhaul this morning, and it's a doozy: virtually everything in 5.0 has been given a fresh look or, in some cases, a complete rethink. The changes are...
02:21 pm EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget Samsung ChatON messaging app comes to Windows Phone, cross-platform party planned
Continuing to (perhaps unintentionally) kick SMS messaging to the curb, Samsung's taken another, admittedly smaller, chunk of the smartphone crowd, announcing its ChatON messaging app for Windows Ph...
02:00 pm EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget Toshiba Excite 10 review: a 10-inch ICS tablet that puts the Thrive to shame
More Info Toshiba announces Excite 10, 7.7 and 13 tablets, Thrive slates on their way out Toshiba Excite 10 ICS tablet goes on sale, prices start at $450 for 16GB model Toshiba AT200 ...
01:28 pm EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget THD N2-A is a KIRF MacBook Air that runs Ice Cream Sandwich for $149, we go hands-on (video)
It wouldn't be Computex without some KIRF Apple products. And what we have today isn't quite a MacBook Air. But it's amazingly close. The N2-A, as it's known in the OEM underground, is one of the mo...
01:00 pm EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget Sierra Wireless outs thinnest-ever 4G LTE module, teases skinny AT&T-ready laptops and tablets
One of the bigger challenges of spreading LTE has been size; going 4G has tended to put on a little weight. A new Sierra Wireless embedded modem, the AirPrime EM7700, could be just the ticket to she...
12:45 pm EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget Virgin confirms iPhone 4 and 4S coming June 29th, pricing revealed
First rumors, then fact. From Friday June 29th, Virgin Mobile customers in the US can have an iPhone to call their own. Both the iPhone 4 and 4S will be up for grabs on the Beyond Talk data and mess...
12:30 pm EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget Netgear's NeoTV Pro adds WiDi, makes any TV smart
Netgear is supercharging the Roku-troubling NeoTV 200 that arrived late last year. The NeoTV Pro adds Intel's WiDi tech to the tiny box, enabling you to wirelessly span your laptop's display onto th...
12:15 pm EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget Brain wave meter knows what you're thinking, so get your mind out of the gutter (video)
A team from Keio University has built a brain scanner that knows when you're stressed, sleepy or interested. Resembling John McEnroe's headband, the device examines the frequency rather than the typ...
12:00 pm EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget Acer Aspire V5 notebooks get Ivy Bridge treatment, shipping by end of June for $630 and up
While many laptop makers held off on product refreshes -- not to mention new notebook lines -- till Intel's Ivy Bridge CPUs were ready, Acer went ahead and released its Aspire V5 series back in Marc...
11:53 am EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget Has RIM canceled the 16GB PlayBook?
If you're an indecisive fan of the BlackBerry PlayBook, your purchasing decision might just have been made a little easier. We're hearing reports that customers have been advised only existing stock...
11:53 am EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget Has RIM canceled the 16GB PlayBook? (Update: it has)
If you're an indecisive fan of the BlackBerry PlayBook, your purchasing decision might just have been made a little easier. We're hearing reports that customers have been advised only existing stock...
11:43 am EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget TomTom's Nike+Sportwatch gets revamped, adds NikeFuel, subtracts price (video)
Nike and TomTom have updated the GPS-toting Sportwatch to include NikeFuel and maintain parity with its FuelBand active bracelet. NikeFuel is a universal standard that converts your exertions into a...
11:23 am EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget Explicit consent becomes mandatory with latest 'do not track' proposal, backs Microsoft into the corner
Remember how Microsoft said it'd enable the "do not track" feature by default for all users of Internet Explorer 10? Well, it's not likely to happen -- at least from the looks of things. The move ca...
11:03 am EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget ASUS Computex keynote now on YouTube: relive the excitement, the yelling
You think it's easy up there on stage? Then just try shouting "ubiquitous cloud computing era" at the top of your lungs without sounding silly. It's virtually impossible, as ASUS chairman Jonney Shi...
10:41 am EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget LG starts Optimus LTE Ice Cream Sandwich rollout on two Korean carriers
LG said it would start delivering Android 4.0 upgrades to its Optimus LTE (SU640) phones this month (as part of a wider upgrade plan) and now it has officially begun. Assuming you're a Korean custom...
10:18 am EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget Rumored next-generation iPhone casing gets handled, compared to predecessor (video)
That purported new iPhone backing has decided to show off its taller, slimmer, self again -- this time in a full 360-degree video from parts reseller, ETradeSupply. It doesn't reveal much more than...
10:08 am EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget Virgin Media activates more tube WiFi hotspots, minds the gaps in its coverage
Virgin Media has flicked the switch and coated Kings Cross and Warren Street tube stations in gloriously free WiFi. The pair will be joined tomorrow by Oxford Circus and Green Park, while Victoria a...
10:04 am EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget Dropbox for Android adds support for Korean language, ICS-only video streaming UI
You can't deny Dropbox has been doing a pretty decent job of handing out constant updates to Android users since its beginnings on the platform, and, well, today's no exception. This time the cloud ...
09:55 am EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget Hands-on with the Honeywld Power Zest ICS settop box at Computex 2012 (video)
Looking for an unwieldy product name for your next game of tech Scrabble? How about Honeywld Power Zest? Yes, don't adjust your television, there's no "i" in Honeywld. Speaking of TVs, this err... z...
09:55 am EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget Hands-on with the Honeywld Power Zest ICS set-top box at Computex 2012 (video)
Looking for an unwieldy product name for your next game of tech Scrabble? How about Honeywld Power Zest? Yes, don't adjust your television, there's no "i" in Honeywld. Speaking of TVs, this err... z...
09:49 am EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget Splashtop's Win8 Metro Testbed comes to Android slates, keeps everyone happy
Shortly after launching its Win8 Metro Testbed on Cupertino's tablet, Splashtop's bringing the Microsoft OS simulator over to the Android side. The app is essentially identical to that of the iPad, ...
09:32 am EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget NEC's Gaziru takes image recognition to the cloud, looks a lot like Goggles (video)
While Google's remained relatively quiet on the Goggles front, NEC's picking up where that image recognition left off with its own product, dubbed Gaziru. Showcased at Wireless Japan 2012, the compa...
09:15 am EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget 3M and Nanosys team-up to roll out quantum dot-enhanced LCDs
Nanosys' eye-popping QDEF (Quantum Dot Enhancement Film) might be inching closer to a display near you. A new partnership with 3M aims to get the color-loving tech commercialized and into mainstream...
09:02 am EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget Facebook smooths the way for carrier billing on in-app purchases
Facebook has known for some time now that its app-monetization process was more SucksVille, than FarmVille. Now, it's just announced that it's rolling out the new silky-smooth two-step payment proce...
08:46 am EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget Samsung appoints components boss Kwon Oh-hyun as new CEO
Vice Chairman Kwon Oh-hyun is about to become a very busy man, having been tasked with handling "corporate-wide affairs" as Samsung's new CEO while continuing at the helm of the manufacturer's compon...
08:42 am EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget Gigabyte GSmart G1362, G1342 and M1348 at Computex 2012 (hands-on video)
Want a dual-SIM phone running Ice Cream Sandwich? You've come to the right place. Here at Computex in Taipei we uncovered three of the handsets Gigabyte announced yesterday -- the GSmart G1362, G134...
08:27 am EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget Neon Genesis Evangelion SH-06D limited edition Android phone arrives June 29th (video)
Sharp's heavily customized NERV Edition SH-06D phone finally has preorder and release date info on Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo, and Neon Genesis Evangelion fanboys will want to get there early. It a...
08:01 am EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget AMD shows off LiveBox mini desktop based on one of its Fusion chips (video)
Between the Raspberry Pi and the new Chromebox, we've been spending more time than usual lately talking about miniature desktops. Until now, though, AMD hasn't really entered the discussion; all of ...
07:49 am EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget Vodafone and O2 to team up for UK 4G network
While Everything Everywhere patiently waits for approval on it's next-generation network, Vodafone and O2 has announced that it'll be forming an alliance to create a single shared grid in the UK. Wh...
07:28 am EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget Nintendo Wii U Pro Controller hands-on (video)
Although we managed to get our mitts on the Wii U and updated GamePad here at E3 following Nintendo's keynote, the recently unveiled Pro Controller turned out to be harder to find. We were thankfull...
07:14 am EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget Samsung ready to invest in next-gen chip production: here comes 20nm and even 14nm
As things stand, the super-small and super-efficient 22 nanometer transistors in Intels' Ivy Bridge are about as cutting edge as mainstream chip production gets, which is why this promise from Samsun...
07:07 am EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget Consumer Cellular axes activation fees, retirees rejoice
Now here's a trend we can really get behind. Consumer Cellular, the "exclusive wireless provider for AARP members" (and a company that caters to the 50+ crowd), has announce that it will no lon...
06:36 am EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget Jetway, maker of motherboards, is prepping its first smartphone, the Alfar 560
We'll be honest: we originally made our way over to Jetway's booth here at Computex because we had heard scuttlebutt that a KIRF Samsung Galaxy Note was on display. Turns out, that wasn't true -- th...
06:30 am EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget Jetway, maker of motherboards, is prepping its first smartphone, the Alfar 560
We'll be honest: we originally made our way over to Jetway's booth here at Computex because we had heard scuttlebutt that a KIRF Samsung Galaxy Note was on display. Turns out, that wasn't true -- th...
06:07 am EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget ASUS G75VW is world's first notebook to sport Broadcom 802.11ac WiFi, we go hands-on (video)
In the back corner of ASUS' brightly lit Computex booth there's a simulated gamer's lair, complete with dim LED lighting, the sound of frequent gun fire and a small handful of nondescript gaming not...
05:36 am EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget MK802 Android 4.0 Mini PC hands-on impressions
There must be something in the water in in hardware-designer land. Small is en vogue, it seems, and to say we've been intrigued about this latest twist on diminutive form factors would be an underst...
05:16 am EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget ASUS shows off its first Thunderbolt monitor, along with 3D and multitouch displays (video)
Take a stroll around ASUS' Computex booth, and you'll see a wall full of new displays -- and we're only half counting the one made for the PadFone. By our count, the company is getting ready to rele...
05:16 am EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget ASUS shows off its first Thunderbolt monitor, along with 3D, WiDi and multitouch displays (video)
Take a stroll around ASUS' Computex booth, and you'll see a wall full of new displays -- and we're only half counting the one made for the PadFone. By our count, the company is getting ready to rele...
05:03 am EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget QNX unveils Jeep Wrangler reference vehicle for off-road Facebookers
QNX Software has just peeled the price-sticker off a new Jeep Wrangler reference vehicle that showcases its latest "CAR 2" application platform. The hope is to show how well the system can let car m...
04:43 am EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win one of five Biscottis!
No, we're not talking about giving away free cookies -- though nobody could really complain about that. Actually, we have five Biscotti TV phones up for grabs. This attachment hooks up to your TV an...
04:37 am EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M5 hands-on (video)
Acer's Aspire Timeline Ultra M5 laptops are hardly a mystery -- they've already been announced for the UK -- but until now we haven't had the chance to handle one in person. Luckily for us, then, bo...
04:25 am EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget Engadget Podcast 297: E3 Hotel Party Edition - 06.07.2012
Live, on tape, from downtown Los Angeles, it's Wednesday Night!, from room 827 of the Luxe Hotel, directly across from the seventeenth annual Electronic Entertainment Expo and six floors above a rag...
04:08 am EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget ASUS shows off a docking monitor built for the PadFone, we go hands-on (video)
Back when ASUS formally launched the PadFone, it trotted out a handful of accessories to go with it: a keyboard dock, tablet station and even a stylus that doubles as an earpiece. As it turns out, t...
04:01 am EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget Comcast VOD for TiVo Premieres expands to Boston, old Comcast TiVos shut off in August
Where we expected, although not precisely when, TiVo and Comcast have expanded their alliance to Boston starting today. That means TiVo Premieres in the area will be able to access the company's cab...
03:28 am EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget Twelve South unveils SurfacePad: leather wrist pad for MacBook Air
In line with its Mac-exclusive focus, Twelve South's pulled back the curtain on SurfacePad, a genuine leather wrist rest protector just for MacBook Airs. The leather strip aims to keep the notebook'...
02:48 am EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget SoftKinetic's motion sensor tracks your hands and fingers, fits in them too (video)
Coming out of its shell as a possible Kinect foe, SoftKinetic has launched a new range sensor at Computex right on the heels of its last model. Upping the accuracy while shrinking the size, the Dept...
02:03 am EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget HTC One V reaching Telus on June 8th, completes Canadian trifecta
HTC's One V is invading Canada en masse, having just slipped into Bell and Koodo stores in the past few days. Internal documents slipped out to MobileSyrup would have Telus completing an unintention...
01:18 am EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget Walmart ad hints at Vudu streaming on Roku players
We've wondered ever since Roku's media streamers went on sale at Walmart about a year ago when or if the retailer's Vudu streaming service would be available on them, and that time may be drawing ne...
12:44 am EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget Asus offers Thunderbolt upgrade card for some 7-series motherboards
Want to have your mobo cake now and eat the Thunderbolt later? Asus is there for you with its new Thunderbolt EX Upgrade card -- as long as you buy, or have bought, certain of its 7-series motherboa...
12:16 am EDT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Engadget Haier introduces Zing, a waterproof smartphone with Alibaba's Aliyun OS
Zing is right, because you probably didn't see this one coming. Haier, the Chinese consumer electronics company best known for air conditioners, refrigerators, and to a lesser extent, its home theat...
11:48 pm EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget YouTube will live stream HD Olympics coverage to 64 territories in Asia, Africa
We've already heard about broadcast plans for the 2012 London Olympics in the US on NBC and UK from BBC, but what about other areas of the world? YouTube, which is partnering with NBC on streaming in...
11:22 pm EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget SteelSeries shows off new WoW wireless mouse, cache of corded rodents and a headset at E3
This time last year, SteelSeries showed us a headset and mouse meant for Diablo III, but at E3 2012, the company showed us a bunch of goodies. The highlight is the inaugural SteelSeries cordless off...
11:04 pm EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget WD TV adds streaming options, tunes televisions near and far to your Slingbox
A raft of goodies has been tacked on to Western Digital's TV Live and TV Live Hub media players including new streams and Vudu movie downloading, but the addition of SlingPlayer might be the most in...
10:49 pm EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget ASUS first out the gate with 802.11ac laptop according to Broadcom
Oddly, ASUS has been mum on this particular Computex announcement, but we're going to take Broadcom at its word for now. According to the wireless chip manufacturer, ASUS's G75VW gaming laptop will ...
10:32 pm EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget RunCore rolls out Pro VI SSD for Ultrabooks in need of a jolt
Not to be left out of the Computex party, RunCore has just unveiled a 7mm-thick Pro VI solid-state drive to give new Ultrabooks a swift kick. The company is aiming squarely at the sunnier side of m...
10:17 pm EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Sprint pulls iDEN handsets from retail, continues to sunset legacy Nextel network
With only one year to go before iDEN bites the big one, Sprint's making sure subscribers steer clear of devices that run on the legacy service. The aging tech, famous for its walkie talkie-like feat...
10:01 pm EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget HTC reportedly excluded from next-gen Windows tablets, Microsoft doubts company's 'experience'
Microsoft's reset on its tablet game is going to require a fairly substantial push from manufacturers and developers alike, but according to Bloomberg, at least one respected company won't be allowe...
09:51 pm EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Microsoft's Marc Whitten: SmartGlass is the 'enabling technology' of IE on Xbox 360
We just had an opportunity to sit and chat with Microsoft's Marc Whitten, corporate vice president of Xbox Live, about the history and future of Microsoft's SmartGlass. It's one of the highlights of...
09:49 pm EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Offline Google Maps to work on 'all devices with Android 2.2 or higher,' 3D compatibility less clear
We'd heard earlier that Google had "nothing to announce" in regard to Android compatibility with the newly-announced offline Maps support and 3D modeling, but look -- things change. We reached out t...
09:36 pm EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Visualized: what your screen looks like after 22 straight hours of Fruit Ninja
Twenty-two and a half hours, actually. Qualcomm's gaming marathon is nearing its end right now. Thirty-two gamers set out to break the Guinness world record for the "longest video game marathon on a...
09:20 pm EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 available now in the UK for tiny hands and the people that have them
A Mini 2 to migrate you (okay, your Mum) from dumb to smart? That's just what Samsung intends to do as it makes the 3.27-inch Galaxy phone available across the UK this week. The wee Gingerbread han...
09:03 pm EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III coming to China on June 9th, all 'big three' carriers get in on the fun
When Sammy said it was taking the Galaxy S III around the world, it really, really meant it. Having already launched in the UK, and with the US soon to follow, Samsung's newest flagship is now ready...
08:44 pm EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Congress, NASA agree to thin out commercial spaceflight partners for 'space taxi' program
Congress has twisted NASA's arm on a new deal for the "Commercial Crew Program," designed to get private spaceflight companies to ferry astronauts into space. Senator Frank Wolf wants NASA to scale ...
08:36 pm EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Kyocera Rise ascends to heights of FCC acceptance
Kyocera and the FCC have become buddies lately. A couple weeks ago the waterproof Hydro got the go-ahead for United States use, and today we witnessed its brother, the QWERTY slider known as the Ris...
08:29 pm EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Google TV update touts Google Play and YouTube movie rentals, distinct lack of popcorn
If you own one of Sony's Google TV devices, it's now considerably easier to curl up with a flick or two. Google has just pushed out a 2.1.1 update that allows watching movies rented through Google P...
08:14 pm EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget LinkedIn confirms security breach, 'some passwords' affected
Reports began swirling this morning that around six million passwords attached to LinkedIn accounts had been compromised, and after looking into the matter, the site has confirmed that "some of the p...
08:10 pm EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Apple calls for an early ban on Samsung Galaxy S III, isn't amused by S Voice
Samsung might have been right when it said lawyers didn't design the Galaxy S III, because it's in legal hot water again. Apple has moved to add the new Android 4.0 flagship to the same request for...
08:08 pm EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Wahoo Fitness BlueSC bike sensor ships for iPhone, fixie owners rejoice
Summer cycling is about to get a lot more... precise. The Wahoo Fitness BlueSC sensor we saw back in April is now shipping, giving iPhone 4S and new iPad owners a Bluetooth 4.0 tracker for a bike's...
08:07 pm EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget NBA Baller Beats adds a real basketball to your Kinect arsenal, we attempt to go hands-on (video)
Forget what your mum told you. Soon, you'll be bouncing a real basketball in your living room in order to strengthen your ball handling skills via your Xbox 360's Kinect. Majesco has developed NBA B...
07:51 pm EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Tactus Technology prototype Android tablet shows off shapeshifting screen at SID 2012 (video)
Typing with thumbs on glass can often prove to be as fruitful as talking to an actual wall. That is to say, both are an exercise in frustration. Yet, with smartphone adoption continuing to climb, th...
07:28 pm EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget JDI debuts 2.3-inch display with a 1,280 x 800 resolution, 651ppi
Well, it looks like LG's Retina-beating 5-inch display with a 1080p resolution isn't the only screen setting some new pixel density records at the SID conference this week. Japan Display Inc. has no...
07:06 pm EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Gigabyte outs four dual-SIM Ice Cream Sandwich phones at Computex
While Gigabyte was grabbing headlines at Computex with its world's lightest Ultrabook, the Taiwanese firm was also sneaking out a gaggle of new phones. Four new models, in fact, all of them Android ...
06:50 pm EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Razer rolls out Taipan ambidextrous gaming mouse, we go hands-on
It's not the mouse we expected to see here at E3, given what slid through Uncle Sam's FCC fingers a few weeks ago, but Razer has unveiled its new Taipan gaming mouse here at E3 2012. Apparently, Raz...
06:30 pm EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia U review: a little slice of Android that punches above its weight
More Info Sony Xperia P review Sony officially debuts Xperia U at MWC 2012 Sony Xperia U gets torn to pieces, FCC destroys something beautiful There's an oft-used idiom about small p...
06:11 pm EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Samsung becomes a Platinum-level Linux Foundation member, open-source gets a Korean accent
Samsung's business virtually revolves around open-source code and Linux, both through obvious software like Android and Tizen as well as behind-the-scenes code for TVs and even home appliances. It a...
05:54 pm EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Google's Peter Birch: 'committed' to bringing all of Maps' features to iOS, other platforms
There was a Google event today, but you'd hardly know it based on the Q&A session. Question and question was hurled at Peter Birch, Product Manager for Google Earth desktop, mobile, and API, sur...
05:54 pm EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Google's Brian McClendon: 'committed' to bringing all of Maps' features to iOS, other platforms
There was a Google event today, but you'd hardly know it based on the Q&A session. Question and question was hurled at Brian McClendon -- Vice President of Engineering for Google Maps -- surroun...
05:53 pm EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Clamcase's Clambook gives Android phones and iPhones a laptop shell, feels decidedly Airy
The idea of creating a full-fledged laptop companion to a smartphone isn't new -- just ask the former Palm team -- but rarely has it come across as so pretty. Clamcase's upcoming Clambook, while it ...
05:36 pm EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Google Earth utilized by HALO Trust to clear minefields in Cambodia, Angola
Sure, Google Earth is a neat program to play around with and it's easy to take for granted, but plenty of groups are taking advantage of the technology to help improve -- and save -- lives all over ...
05:20 pm EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Google Maps, Earth take on full 3D imagery
Google is keeping the string of Maps launches going -- it's just rolling out very, very detailed 3D maps for technology like Google Earth, using a "new process" to get extra depth. In some areas, su...
05:15 pm EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Google shows off new backpack-worn Street View capture tool, may eventually rent them out
It looks like Google's Street View will soon be expanding to even more places than it already covers. The company has today taken the wraps off a brand new capture tool that can be worn on a person'...
05:11 pm EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget PSA: Get your Samsung Galaxy S III pre-orders right here
The phone companies have begun accepting your money in exchange for a place in the queue for a Galaxy S III. If you've yet to splash the cash, then you've got a choice between AT&T, Verizon, Spr...
05:02 pm EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Google Maps for Android gets offline support
Google's Maps event has just given us a much-requested feature: true offline map support. Android users can soon opt to download full maps for given areas (instead of just caching routes) without ne...
05:02 pm EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Google Maps for Android gets offline support, 'nothing to announce' regarding version compatibility
Google's Maps event has just given us a much-requested feature: true offline map support. Android users can soon opt to download full maps for given areas (instead of just caching routes) without ne...
04:47 pm EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Google Street View cars have driven 5 million unique miles, collected 20 petabytes of images
Regardless of how you may feel about Google Street View cars and what kind of effect it may have on your privacy, they're still on the roads throughout every continent in the world (heck, even Antar...
04:30 pm EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Google's 'next dimension of Maps' liveblog
Hey! We're here's in Google's digs in downtown San Francisco, supposedly to hear about some "next dimension" of Google Maps. Given the hubbub about Apple introducing a mapping alternative of its own...
04:19 pm EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget HBO Go launches for Kindle Fire but continues to avoid other Android tablets
The HBO Go streaming app has been available on Android since it launched last year, however despite a steady flow of updates and even Android 4.0 support, until now it hasn't supported Android table...
03:59 pm EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Qualcomm building babel-fish chip to support multiple LTE bands
Qualcomm has revealed that it's developing a new mobile radio that'll operate across multiple LTE bands. While dreams of a cross-network standard were burned to the ground last July, the chip compan...
03:33 pm EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget ROCCAT's Lua and Kone XTD gaming mice shown off at E3, we go hands-on
Before the craziness commenced here in Los Angeles, ROCCAT got its E3 party started with announcements concerning two gaming mice. The outfit unveiled the three-button Lua and the more high-end Kone...
03:17 pm EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Ray Bradbury dies at 91, our world is that much poorer
It's a sad day for science fiction fans everywhere, as Ray Bradbury has passed on at the age of 91. We'll always know him best as the author of Fahrenheit 451, but it's really massive legacy in sho...
02:56 pm EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget One day, Portal 2 in motion DLC will come to PS3, it's such a shame the same will never happen to Xbox
Remember Razer's Hydra controller that came with a motion-controlled version of Portal 2? PS3 owners will be receiving those same levels as a DLC later this year with added support for the PlayStati...
02:31 pm EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Sony launches web store for e-Books, Android app also gets refresh
Sony has decided to join the web-based shopping party, launching an online reader store for its e-inked devices and companion apps. Any e-Books purchased will arrive ready-to-read on the Reader app ...
02:07 pm EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Apple hits HTC with third ITC dispute, One series goes under the gun
Apple chief Tim Cook might have said that he doesn't like lawsuits, but he must have left a loophole open for International Trade Commission disputes. His company quietly filed a third challenge ag...
02:00 pm EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Editorial: Engadget on Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo's E3 Keynotes
Live from Microsoft's E3 2012 keynote! Live from Sony's E3 2012 keynote! Live from Nintendo's E3 2012 keynote! It's early June and we're in Los Angeles, and that can only mean one thing: it's...
01:30 pm EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget IndieCade at E3 2012
It's fitting, really, that IndieCade opted to set up shop in the Los Angeles Convention Center for this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo. After all, there's a sense the organization is focused o...
01:04 pm EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget AVADirect and Eurocom laptops hop on the GeForce GTX 680M bandwagon
NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 680M has made an impact in Alienware and Origin PC laptops so far. Some of us like our mobile gaming a little more barebones, however, and both AVADirect as well as Eurocom are ...
12:41 pm EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Google patents location-based mobile alerts that know where you're going to
To date, the term smartphone's mostly been a misnomer for larger screen, albeit still dumb, handsets imbued with rich web browsing experiences. With the exception of the Galaxy S III's SmartStay fea...
12:24 pm EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Square now available at Walgreens, Staples and FedEx Office
While a roster of competitors are trying to get their foot in the mobile payments door, Square's busy getting a foothold in retail stores. With Walgreens, Staples and FedEx Office locations now carr...
12:00 pm EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Mad Catz unleashes the Wii U accessories at E3, we go hands-on
Eagerly awaiting the launch of the Wii U? You're not alone. Mad Catz is ready, as the outfit has recently announced a set of accessories for the aforementioned console. Here at E3 2012, we were able...
11:47 am EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Lego Minecraft arrives, sudden drop in productivity expected when the UPS man gets here
Minecrafters, commence running through the streets screaming "It's here!, It's here!" as Lego's homage to the world-building game is now available to buy. The Cuusoo-developed project features Steve...
11:30 am EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget GAEMS G155 Sentry suitcase for Xbox 360 hands-on
Gamer on the go? Sure, Nintendo's 3DS or Sony's PS Vita might get you by, but neither can quite deliver the full-bore experience of a home console. To get their fix, Xbox 360 gamers with room for on...
11:00 am EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget CloudOn launching its iOS, Android tablet apps in 16 more countries, Office hounds rejoice
Surprise, surprise, CloudOn has just opened a fresh can of tablet-friendly Office and is getting ready to deliver it outside of the US, UK and Canada for the first time in its relatively short histo...
10:46 am EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Panasonic gearing up to offer $635 million bailout to save troubled Olympus
Panasonic is reportedly putting the final touches to a 50 billion yen ($635 million) bailout package to save Olympus. Panasonic will become the largest shareholder of the scandal-ridden camera maker...
10:23 am EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Konka tries to differentiate with familiar-looking Kanzi 3D UI
Some phone makers carve their own path, others ride on their coattails. Konka, however, somehow carves its own coattails, and we admire the ingenuity. The Shenzhen-based mobile maker, known for its ...
10:07 am EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget NEC reveals LaVie Z Ultrabook will ship with third-gen Intel chips, 1600 x 900 screen resolution
By all means, we were quite impressed when we first laid eyes on NEC's LaVie Z early last month, but much to our disappointment, details were a wee bit scarce at that time. Fortunately for us (and y...
09:43 am EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 keeps it cool, refuses to cook your breakfast (video)
It's no secret that Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 SoC is among the most compelling of mobile architectures on the planet today. It delivers fantastic performance and good battery life, but an unsung hero...
09:29 am EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget SCHOTT claims Xensation glass is toughest, tells Corning to come get some
Corning and its Gorilla Glass might get most of the press, but SCHOTT claims that it, not the 160-year-old New York-based manufacturer, makes the toughest sheets for smartphones. The German company ...
09:12 am EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Microsoft has sold over 600 million Windows 7 licenses
You'd be forgiven for thinking that the world's now completely and utterly infatuated with Windows 8, but its little sister still appears to be doing just fine. Microsoft's Steve Guggenheimer announ...
08:53 am EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Army scientists juice battery voltage, hike life up to 30 percent
With the modern US soldier turning into a walking gadget, the army has some heavy reasons to lower battery weights. Its own scientists might have the answer, claiming 30 percent energy density jumps...
08:23 am EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget China elevates the art of KIRF, copies Austrian village of Hallstatt
We've seen some impressive KIRFs in our day (and some not so impressive ones too), but we've got to hand it to China for ratcheting things up a notch and eyeing prizes a bit loftier than Nokia phone...
07:47 am EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget IPv6 lands today, do you copy?
June 6th has arrived, which means that participating ISPs, hardware manufacturers and search engines must stick to their word and permanently enable the IPv6 address system -- not least as an encour...
07:24 am EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Windows Embedded Standard 8 CTP2 ready to download now
Microsoft's second preview of Windows Embedded Standard 8 is available now. The latest version, typically used outside the standard office and home environs, throws in Kinect for Windows compatibilit...
07:05 am EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Orange San Diego Medfield phone: a closer look at Computex 2012
Well what do we have here? Yes, it's the Orange San Diego we first saw at Mobile World Congress and it's going on sale in the UK today for £200. This isn't just yet another Android smartphone,...
07:05 am EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Orange San Diego Medfield phone: a closer look at Computex 2012 (update: video)
Well what do we have here? Yes, it's the Orange San Diego we first saw at Mobile World Congress and it's going on sale in the UK today for £200. This isn't just yet another Android smartphone,...
06:01 am EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Nokia introduces Asha Touch range of keypad-free feature phones (video)
Nokia first rolled out its Asha line of feature phones last October, and now it's rolling out the new devices with touchscreen interfaces that we saw leaked manuals for recently. The Asha Touch devi...
05:14 am EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget AMD shows off its first Windows 8 concept tablet, we go hands-on (video)
If Intel and Microsoft have been the royal couple of Computex 2012 (aka the world's biggest Windows 8 Ultrabook tradeshow), AMD has been the third wheel. That doesn't mean it's opted out of the festiv...
05:11 am EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget ASUS shows off a Zenbook Prime Ultrabook with a touchscreen, we go fingers-on (video)
Remember that ASUS Zenbook Prime Ultrabook we previewed last week? Yeah, it's outdated already, and you have none other than ASUS to thank. In addition to all the Ultrabooks and tablets the company ...
05:11 am EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget ASUS shows off a touchscreen Zenbook Prime Ultrabook, we go fingers-on (video)
Remember that ASUS Zenbook Prime Ultrabook we previewed last week? Yeah, it's outdated already, and you have none other than ASUS to thank. In addition to all the Ultrabooks and tablets the company ...
04:30 am EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget ICE Computer's modular xPC returns to Computex in working-prototype form, we go hands-on (video)
From one year to the next, we see many of the same characters make an appearance at the same trade shows -- this week, it's Taipei's Computex, and today, we're back to visit ICE Computer. What last ...
04:23 am EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Spotted at Computex: LG's X Note Z350 Ultrabook (hands-on)
Part of the fun of covering tradeshows is that Yanks like yours truly get to handle products that might never make their way stateside. We're going to put LG's 13.3-inch X Note Z350 Ultrabook in tha...
04:23 am EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Spotted at Computex: LG's X Note Z350 Ultrabook (video)
Part of the fun of covering tradeshows is that Yanks like yours truly get to handle products that might never make their way stateside. We're going to put LG's 13.3-inch X Note Z350 Ultrabook in tha...
04:01 am EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Voice control comes to MOG's music streaming service with Ford SYNC AppLink
Good news for those who like music on-the-go, Ford had just added a new heavy hitter to its AppLink platform, and this time it comes from none other than MOG. The streaming service boasts a catalog ...
04:00 am EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Sony Handycam HDR-GW77V has pocket camcorder form-factor and waterproof design, we go hands-on
Waterproof camcorders have traditionally been popular in the pool but less compelling on land, given the somewhat-cumbersome designs, so-so image quality and form-factors that aren't necessarily mor...
04:00 am EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 boosts image quality with 1-inch sensor, f1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens (hands-on video)
With little room to grow (or shrink) on the housing front, we've begun to see manufacturers take a different approach with point-and-shoot cameras, boosting the size of image sensors to present a cl...
03:40 am EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget ViewSonic VP3280-LED 31.5-inch 4K monitor prototype hands-on (video)
Would you rather own a mid-range car, or a 31.5-inch 4K monitor? That might not seem like a terribly difficult call, but after seeing ViewSonic's 150 ppi prototype at Computex, we're not so sure we'...
03:38 am EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Samsung refreshes Series 9, 5 and 3 laptops, unveils two new Series 5 systems
We knew Series 9 laptops with Ivy Bridge weren't too far off when Samsung prematurely leaked the news on its own site. Well, if you've been patiently awaiting a refresh, your day has come: the compa...
03:33 am EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Google starts warning affected users about state-sponsored cyber attacks
The fallout from malware like Stuxnet and Flame might soon be rearing its head at a Google Plus page or Gmail inbox near you. A post on its online security blog states that Google will now issue war...
03:30 am EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Acer shows off next-gen Iconia Tab A210 and A110 at Computex, we go hands-on (video)
No press release, no media alert, not even a splashy press conference with Adele blasting in the background. The only reason we know these two tablets exist is because we happened to catch them on d...
02:52 am EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Layar Creator sees an interactive future for print media via augmented reality (video)
Heavy hitters across several industries have tried to find the perfect balance between the old and the new to breathe some life into what's been described as a dying medium. Layar "wants to make the...
02:14 am EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Microsoft's Xbox 360 E3 keynote video is now available for replays online
The pre-E3 briefing is crucial for all major videogame companies, and if you missed Microsoft's noontime keynote yesterday you can relive it live and in HD on Xbox.com. The stream is up on Xbox.com ...
01:56 am EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Sony Playstation Move Racing Wheel hands-on (video)
After Sony's PlayStation keynote last night here at E3, PlayStation.Blog made a sort-of-surprise announcement when it officially detailed the $40 Move Racing Wheel -- something we only caught passin...
01:46 am EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget NYT: Office for iPad is still on
Microsoft vehemently objected to Office for iPad rumors almost as soon as they first showed up, quashing hopes in the process -- or so we thought. The New York Times now contends that Redmond's PR m...
01:26 am EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Elgato Game Capture HD hands-on
Elgato first announced its Game Capture HD device mere weeks ago, but since the thing went on sale earlier this month, we hadn't gotten a chance to see it in the flesh. Naturally, given E3's all-thi...
01:23 am EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Mophie's Juice Pack PRO aims to keep iPhone 4 4S protected and powered during wild adventures
Staying true to its peripheral nature, Mophie's outed yet another iPhone companion: the Juice Pack PRO. Although the new power-boosting case doesn't carry as much juice as that Powerstation (not sur...
01:16 am EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Sony PlayStation Wonderbook hands-on (update: video added)
Last night, we caught a demo of PlayStation's new Wonderbook during the company's E3 press event. Today, we grabbed a few moments of hands-on time with the new PS Move peripheral at the Sony booth. ...
01:08 am EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Samsung adds a little Ghost Recon to your 830 series SSD purchase
Need a bit more incentive to pick up one of those shiny new 830 series solid state drives from Samsung? Great news, storage enthusiast: Sammy's tossing a little Tom Clancy your way. The company will...
01:02 am EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 302 - 06.05.2012
E3 is under way this week, and early presentations from Microsoft and Nintendo has already given us plenty to talk about. Between the Xbox 360s enhanced set-top box suite of apps and SmartGlass secon...
12:46 am EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Verizon Galaxy Nexus Android 4.0.4 factory images now available on Google's servers
The Nexus line's open secret is its most alluring, unadvertised feature: the ability to root. Easy access to those superuser privileges, however, comes with a high price of admission -- namely, the ...
12:40 am EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Razer unveils Artemis prototype controller for MechWarrior Online, we go eyes-on
Over that past couple years, we've found that Razer's usually good for a surprise or two at any trade show it attends, and today at E3 we got to lay eyes on the latest product to emerge from the com...
12:33 am EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget Nintendo clocks Wii U controller life in at three to five hours on a charge
Nintendo wasn't particularly forthcoming with the specs at its keynote earlier today -- and, well, some things are probably best not mentioned when attempting to hype up your new console. Like, say,...
12:22 am EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget AT&T's HTC One X available once again: now up for sale online, coming to retail on June 10th
Now that the ITC conundrum is partially over, it's time for the HTC One X to get back on track and make its way onto AT&T shelves yet again. For starters, the ReThink Possible outfit has the Sen...
12:01 am EDT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Engadget AMD details next generation of E-series chips for sub-$600 laptops
We've already covered AMD's premium Trinity processors, but today the company got specific about what we can expect from its more price-conscious E-Series chips. These are the 1.4GHz E1-1200 and the...
11:49 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Possible new Mac Pro part numbers tip up, WWDC attendees raise eyebrows
We're still unsure as to whether or not Apple's rumored Mac update smorgasbord will come to pass at WWDC, but if any of it pans out, it looks to be the almost mythological Mac Pro update. A trio of ...
11:49 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Possible new Mac Pro part numbers tip up, WWDC attendees raise eyebrows (Update: 15-inch MBP specs too?)
We're still unsure as to whether or not Apple's rumored Mac update smorgasbord will come to pass at WWDC, but if any of it pans out, it looks to be the almost mythological Mac Pro update. A trio of ...
11:44 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget LG Display's new five-inch 1080p smartphone display: it's real, and we've got video
We stopped by the The Society for Information Display's (SID) 2012 convention in not-so-sunny Boston, Massachusetts to feast our eyes upon LG Display's latest creation: a five-inch display panel wit...
11:37 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Nyko Free Fighter arcade joystick hands-on
Nyko's Free Fighter joystick was unveiled earlier today, and now that E3 2012 has officially begun, we decided we'd head out to the show floor and get our grubby mitts on the thing in person. Anyone...
11:12 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Boeing Phantom Eye takes first flight towards unmanned marathon espionage (video)
Boeing could've aimed a little higher for the Phantom Eye's first successful test flight. And by that, we mean the addition of one Billy Zane in a form-fitting purple leotard fending off baddies as ...
10:47 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Confirmed: Airtime video chatting works in the air... on Gogo in-flight internet!
"Whoa! Whoa! Are you on a spaceship? Seriously, are you on a spaceship?!" Those words came flowing -- enthusiastically, I might add -- from an anonymous Airtimer just today, on the launch of Sean Pa...
10:46 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Congo femtocell pilot could spawn DIY mobile networks for isolated communities
It's nice to get a delivery, but what if your remote village could use the contents to finally talk to the rest of the world? That's what African communications company RascomStar-QAF is cooking up w...
10:31 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III to go global on Verizon... at some point
If ever there were a way to distinguish jetset types from stateside-bound citizens, it'd be by the flavor of their wireless network. While GSM and its easily swappable SIMs have long been the world ...
10:17 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Microsoft debuts on{X} for Android, promises to 'automate your life'
Well, we can't exactly say we saw this one coming. Microsoft has today taken the wraps off a rather ambitious project dubbed on{X}, which is available exclusively for Android smartphones initially (...
10:09 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Visualized: the Videogame History Museum's touring exhibit
Granted, this week is all about looking forward to the latest and greatest bits of video game technology, but it never hurts to turn your attention to history for a moment, to remember how far we've...
09:56 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Tesla delivers first Model S a little early, EVs take a big step forward
Tesla had originally pegged the Model S' first delivery for June 22nd. At least one owner, though, is getting an early treat: one of venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson's namesake managing ...
09:41 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Sony PlayStation Wonderbook hands-on
Last night, we caught a demo of PlayStation's new Wonderbook during the company's E3 press event. Today, we grabbed a few moments of hands-on time with the new PS Move peripheral at the Sony booth. ...
09:20 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Fresco Logic unveils USB 3.0 Audio Video controller: thinks one screen good, two screens better
While plenty of glossy or tactile goods have come to light at Computex this year, sometimes the chips, boards and internals need a little love too. Fresco Logic, for example, has unveiled what it cl...
09:01 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Facebook brings bigger images and text to its news feed, because size does matter
Not long after hooking up its mobile site and apps with a minor facelift, Facebook's reportedly planning to bring a similar redesign to its full-sized website. According to our friends over at TechC...
08:43 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget SATA-IO unveils USM Slim external storage jack for ultrabooks, tablets and 'other portable devices'
So, how do you best improve upon the USM standard and boldly take it to new frontiers? Well, as with most tech, simply shrinking it down never seems to hurt. The new USM Slim standard has just been a...
08:23 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Nyko's PlayPad and PlayPad Pro Android tablet controllers (hands-on)
There's a great video game land rush happening on the mobile front, as developers and hardware manufacturers work map out precisely how users will play with their smartphones and tablets. We've seen...
08:06 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Amazon and Avalon in a tree, publishing romance books di-gi-tal-ly
Amazon Publishing and long-running book-maker Avalon now has more in common than rhyme schemes. The pair have struck up a deal to publish over 3,00 titles from the publisher's back-catalogue, broach...
07:51 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Audi cancels A1 and A2 EVs due to pricing concerns
Audi's A2 and A1 EV concepts have been floating around for a while now, but it looks like neither will make it past the exploratory phase. According to Car Magazine, the auto maker is cancelling p...
07:33 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Nuance Dragon ID secures phones, tablets and PCs with your voice
Do you wish your phone would wake up when you commanded it to, like Galaxy S III? Well, it's not gonna happen (at least not without some hacking). But, your next phone might just sport the feature, a...
07:25 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Facebook lets advertisers easily buy mobile-only ads, our news feeds feel slightly unclean
Facebook's fistfuls of cash come almost exclusively from advertising, but virtually none of it comes from mobile. Much to its delight and our chagrin, that's changing. Prospective advertisers now on...
07:16 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Nokia Maps for Windows Phone makeover brings friends' photos and reviews, favorites syncing
Nokia Maps is a cornerstone of the Lumia line, so it's more than a little vital that the Windows Phone app keep up with the smartphone pack. The just-posted 2.0 update catches up in a big way to Goo...
07:01 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Airtime lets you share media while you video chat, reminds you That Napster Guy is still around
Hey, remember the guy that created Napster, Shawn Fanning? Do you remember Facebook co-founder (and supposed Justin Timberlake doppelganger) Sean Parker? Good, as that'll make it easier to understan...
06:45 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Fujitsu brings its Lifebook Ultrabooks to the US, NH532 and Esprimos tag along for the ride
Did you eye Fujitsu's new U772/E Ultrabook and dream of bringing that 0.69-inch thick, Ivy Bridge-packing Lifebook across the Pacific? The company has clearly been reading your mind, since it's just...
06:33 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Mad Catz anticipates Wii U launch with line of gaming peripherals
Mad Catz is, quite literally, gearing up for the Wii U's impending holiday launch. Aligned neatly with Nintendo's keynote at E3 today, the accessory maker's outing a host of peripherals intended to ...
06:15 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Nintendo Wii U and games hands-on (video)
Nintendo's pre-E3 media briefing has wrapped up and the doors have opened, doors containing the latest and final revision of the Wii U hardware. Reggie & Co. failed to give us any concrete launc...
06:10 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Virgin Mobile may be next up for pay-as-you-go iPhone parade on July 1st
It might be that Cricket's iPhone deal is just the tip of the prepaid iceberg: insiders reportedly say that Sprint's pay-as-you-go brand Virgin Mobile will be taking the Apple plunge as well. Detai...
06:00 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Turtle Beach unveiling more headsets at E3, Black Ops II and Wii U licensed gear in tow
If you thought Turtle Beach was only announcing its MLG-approved gaming headsets at E3, let us tell you that those are only a sliver of everything it plans to offer this fall. As per usual with most...
06:00 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Turtle Beach unveiling more headsets at E3, Black Ops II and Wii U licensed gear in tow (update: photos)
If you thought Turtle Beach was only announcing its MLG-approved gaming headsets at E3, let us tell you that those are only a sliver of everything it plans to offer this fall. As per usual with most...
05:40 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Apple said held back by Google on iOS' Maps features for years, might bring turn-by-turn nav to WWDC
The tales of Apple possibly dumping Google Maps as the backend for iOS 6's Maps app are gathering steam, but we're now learning just how much forethought may have gone into the split. According to ...
05:40 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Apple possibly held back by Google for years on iOS' Maps features, might bring turn-by-turn nav to WWDC
The tales of Apple possibly dumping Google Maps as the backend for iOS 6's Maps app are gathering steam, but we're now learning just how much forethought may have gone into the split. According to t...
05:32 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Nyko Free Fighter joystick brings flexible controls, arcade flair to the PS3
Every June, Nyko outs all sorts of gaming peripherals at E3, and this year is no different. It's latest is the ambidextrous Free Fighter arcade-style joystick for PS3 that can be set up for either l...
05:13 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Nintendo confirms Wii U shipping 'this holiday'
Nintendo has just confirmed what we've expected all along. Its next generation console, the Wii U, will be launching this holiday. As Nintendo mentioned earlier, there's no definitive word on pricin...
04:45 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Engadget pre-event broadcast from E3 - Nintendo
We've made it to the last of the big three pre-show events -- it's Nintendo's turn. As our liveblogging juggernaut stirs to action, ready to spit out news nuggets as fast as Nintendo can fire, why n...
04:42 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Windows Phone Marketplace surpasses 100,000 app submissions
Hitting the big six digits is no small feat for an app store, so it's definitely worth celebrating. Taking just over five months to double its numbers, the Windows Phone Marketplace has now seen 100...
04:26 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Nintendo: two Wii U Gamepads will work on one system
Nintendo broke a few hearts when it initially said the Wii U would only support one of its unique Gamepads. Much to our delight, the company just said in its live keynote that the final console will...
04:26 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Nintendo: two Wii U Gamepads will work on one system (update: but at a cost)
Nintendo broke a few hearts when it initially said the Wii U would only support one of its unique Gamepads. Much to our delight, the company just said in its live keynote that the final console will...
04:26 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Nintendo: two Wii U Gamepads will work on one system (update 2: but at a cost - and now with video)
Nintendo broke a few hearts when it initially said the Wii U would only support one of its unique Gamepads. Much to our delight, the company just said in its live keynote that the final console will...
04:22 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Nintendo Wii U will offer Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and Amazon Video
Nintendo President Satoru Iwata himself may have dropped word of Netflix support on the Wii U last year, but the company's now fully confirmed that and a whole lot more during its E3 keynote today. ...
04:22 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Nintendo Wii U will offer Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and Amazon Video, second-screen experiences promised
Nintendo President Satoru Iwata himself may have dropped word of Netflix support on the Wii U last year, but the company's now fully confirmed that and a whole lot more during its E3 keynote today. ...
04:22 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Nintendo Wii U will offer Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube and Amazon Video, second-screen experiences promised
Nintendo President Satoru Iwata himself may have dropped word of Netflix support on the Wii U last year, but the company's now fully confirmed that and a whole lot more during its E3 keynote today. ...
04:16 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Google acquires Quickoffice, expands cloud-based app suite for enterprise
What's a search giant with nigh endless cash reserves to do? Acquire, acquire, acquire -- that's what. In keeping with its recent track record, Google's taken yet another company under its ever expa...
04:00 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget OnLive's E3 blowout includes new games, easy in-browser access, MultiView and LG's Google TV
OnLive launched in the summer of 2010 streaming games to PCs or Macs, and now two years later it has returned to E3 feeling pretty good about the state of cloud gaming and its place in it. Among a s...
03:45 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Live from Nintendo's E3 2012 keynote!
Nintendo has a new console up its sleeve and it just can't wait to show it to you. Of course, we've already seen plenty on the Wii U, and Nintendo saw fit to steal its own thunder with a pre-pre-sho...
03:40 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget $99 Xbox 360 and Kinect bundle rolling out to Best Buy and GameStop this month
Microsoft's canny subscription-based Xbox scheme launched last month, but was , at that point, limited to its own stores. Looks like it's been deemed a success though, as Microsoft has decided to ex...
03:40 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Nintendo's black Wii U, first eyes-on
Here's a little treat while we wait for the Nintendo Keynote to kick in: the gaming giant carted out the black version of its upcoming console, placing it on a column at the front of the stage for a...
03:32 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Peter Molyneux reveals first game from his new studio: Curiosity coming to iOS and PC
Peter Molyneux has revealed what he's been up to since he left Lionhead. At E3, he paid a visit to Spike TV, bringing with him several screens from his upcoming title, Curiosity. He didn't give away...
03:22 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget SanDisk's new iNAND Extreme flash storage forms part of Tegra 3 'reference designs'
SanDisk has added a little more detail to its latest iteration of embeddable flash storage, iNAND Extreme. Built through 19 nm process technology, the flash memory is geared towards portables like sm...
03:00 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Gaikai-powered cloud gaming coming to Samsung Smart TVs
At this point, most people (in the tech world, at least) are quite familiar with Gaikai's cloud gaming platform, which lets users have a not-quite-console quality gaming experience on any device. Th...
03:00 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Gaikai-powered cloud gaming coming to Samsung Smart TVs (update: hands-on video and impressions)
At this point, most people (in the tech world, at least) are quite familiar with Gaikai's cloud gaming platform, which lets users have a not-quite-console quality gaming experience on any device. Th...
02:47 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget AverMedia rolls out AverTV box PVR, likely targeting budget-minded ad-skippers
AverMedia generally doesn't boggle us with cutting edge products, but they have their niche with those for whom money is an object. Though pricing hasn't been announced, the AverTV Box PVR announced...
02:27 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Engadget and Joystiq broadcasting live at E3 - Nintendo
The last of the big three pre-show events, but far from the least. The liveblog is here, but as with Microsoft and Sony we're bringing you more. We'll be teaming up with our friends at Joystiq to br...
02:02 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget GoPro's WiFi BacPac and Remote available for helmets and wrists everywhere (video)
We all know how annoying it is when you're trying to land a tre flip, and trigger your GoPro at the same time. That's no doubt why they came up with the WiFi BacPac and remote combo we saw at CES. W...
01:43 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget AT&T officially acknowledges Samsung Exhilarate's existence, will be available on June 10th for $50
It's alive! The mysterious budget-friendly Samsung Exhilarate was announced alongside several other LTE phones at the AT&T Developer Summit in January, and we never heard about it since. Pricing...
01:30 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget We're liveblogging Nintendo's E3 2012 keynote at 12PM ET!
This is it, the last of the big three -- and, quite arguably, the most eagerly anticipated. After all, while Microsoft and Sony had next to nothing to show us in the way of hardware, Nintendo is sla...
01:14 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Belkin upgrades its Thunderbolt Express Dock even before it's available
At $399, this is a lot pricier than the $249 Matrox DS1 Thunderbolt dock we saw yesterday. That said, it brings superior connectivity -- not least since Belkin has improved on the design it previous...
01:14 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Belkin upgrades its Thunderbolt Express Dock before it's even available
At $399, this is a lot pricier than the $249 Matrox DS1 Thunderbolt dock we saw yesterday. That said, it'll bring superior connectivity when it arrives in September -- not least because Belkin has i...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Nyko's Power Grip Pro gets cozy with the Nintendo 3DS, comfortably extends mobile gaming sessions
Looking to get a bit more longevity out of your 3DS gaming sessions before needing to recharge? If so, Nyko is looking to oblige with its Power Grip Pro case for the aforementioned Nintendo handhe...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Dell unveils Inspiron 14z Ultrabook, multimedia-friendly Inspiron 15R and 17R
It's the season of the student-friendly Ultrabook, and Dell is no exception to the rule. The company may have released an Inspiron 14z last year, but it's now repurposing that name for its first Ins...
12:41 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Alienware M17x and M18x land new NVIDIA GTX680M graphics option
Never one to let high-powered mobile gaming hardware pass it by, Alienware has announced that its endlessly-tweaked M17x and M18x will both get the chance to dance with NVIDIA's latest GPU belle. Th...
12:19 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Google Fiber GFHD100 'IP set-top box' breezes through the FCC, doesn't say where it's headed
The future of Google as a hardware manufacturer (beyond its purchase of Motorola) continues to be shrouded in rumor and mystery, but the GFHD100 box that just popped up in the FCC's database is very...
12:00 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Toshiba refreshes its Portege and Tecra lines, prices start at $1,179
We've been hearing a ton about budget- and student-friendly Ivy Bridge laptops, but business notebooks are most definitely getting a refresh too. Today Toshiba unveiled its latest systems from the P...
12:00 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Toshiba updates Portege Z835 Ultrabook with Ivy Bridge, renames it the Z935
Toshiba's getting the most attention today for announcing two new laptops (including one with a bonkers 21:9 aspect ratio), but it's also getting some extra mileage out of its first Ultrabook, the P...
12:00 pm EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Toshiba intros 14-inch Satellite U845 Ultrabook, prices start at $699
Remember that 14-inch ultraportable Toshiba teased at CES? At the time it was something of a novelty, this big-screened thing being marketed an Ultrabook, and the lack of any details only added to t...
11:33 am EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget SimCity Social finds a home on Facebook, destiny winks in approving fashion
Given that "City" is in the name, SimCity has always felt like a title in need of a social platform. Fast forward a score or so since its inception, and fate seems to have finally played out. SimCit...
11:01 am EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Blindsquare uses Foursquare data to guide the visually impaired
Blindsquare is giving guidance systems for the visually disabled a new twist with user-generated Foursquare data, text-to-speech, GPS and some OpenStreetMap mojo. While users are out and about, the ...
10:32 am EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget NTT DoCoMo's augmented 3D chat system let's you have your virtual cake
Google's Project Glass has garnered lots of attention among Earthlings and Saiyans on the augmented reality front. Now NTT DoCoMo is serving up its take on the subject -- a tablet-based interface it...
10:32 am EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget NTT DoCoMo's augmented 3D chat system lets you have your virtual cake
Google's Project Glass has garnered lots of attention among Earthlings and Saiyans on the augmented reality front. Now NTT DoCoMo is serving up its take on the subject -- a tablet-based interface it...
10:08 am EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Possibly fake MacBook Pro spec sheet: USB 3.0, Ivy Bridge and no Retina Display
It's hard not to drown in Apple rumors right now, but here comes another one to help things along. As a counterweight to recent reports of MacBook Airs getting Retina Displays, the label above hints...
10:01 am EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Garmin outs motorcycle-centric zumo 350LM
Garmin's torn the wraps off its zumo 350LM for those of you who prefer to zip around on two wheels. Though its 4.3-inch glove-friendly touchscreen is encased in a waterproof exterior to withstand a ...
09:47 am EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Intel shows off wireless keyboard that re-juices via inductive charging (video)
Imagine this: Intel hosts an event with dozens of Ultrabooks arranged on tables. All the tech writers in attendance rush past them, and instead swarm around... a keyboard. That was the scene at one ...
09:45 am EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Intel demos Bluetooth-based anti-theft alarm for Ultrabooks, we go hands-on (video)
We interrupt our wall-to-wall laptop and Windows 8 coverage to bring you some news about... chips. Specifically, Intel's latest ultra low voltage chips, and new features they'll bring to Ultrabooks,...
09:26 am EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget NASA gets two military 'Hubble-class' military telescopes, fist-pumps with joy
Imagine all you wanted for Christmas was a telescope. As you frantically peel off layer after layer of wrapping, there it is -- your brother's old one. Well, okay, if your brother was the National R...
09:26 am EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget NASA gets two 'Hubble-class' military telescopes, fist-pumps with joy
Imagine all you wanted for Christmas was a telescope. As you frantically peel off layer after layer of wrapping, there it is -- your brother's old one. Well, okay, if your brother was the National R...
09:02 am EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Scientists use bilayer graphene to develop extra-sensitive photodetector
By now it goes without saying that graphene is something of a darling in the research community, with scientists using the material to develop transistors, batteries and circuits, among other devices...
08:35 am EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Toshiba unveils Windows 8 concept devices, details stay hidden
If you're looking for pricing, specs, availability and all that good stuff, then you've come to the wrong place. What we have here is a gallery of photos revealing Toshiba's various concepts of what...
08:09 am EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget CyanogenMod's new mascot, Cid, gets his own start-up animation
Equal parts creepy and adorable, CyanogenMod's new character has been gifted his first big appearance, in his own animation for the Android modder platform of choice. Cid (that's short for CyanogenM...
08:09 am EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Toshiba outs Satellite U840W Ultrabook with 14.4-inch, 21:9 display
It's a shame we have to write headlines -- we would have invited you to guess what screen size you're looking at on that Ultrabook up there. Alas, though, you can read, and that funky-looking laptop...
08:09 am EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Toshiba outs Satellite U840W Ultrabook with 14.4-inch, 21:9 display (updated: U845W in the US, $999)
It's a shame we have to write headlines -- we would have invited you to guess what screen size you're looking at on that Ultrabook up there. Alas, though, you can read, and that funky-looking laptop...
08:09 am EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Toshiba outs Satellite U840W Ultrabook with 14.4-inch, 21:9 display (updated: $999 and up in the US)
It's a shame we have to write headlines -- we would have invited you to guess what screen size you're looking at on that Ultrabook up there. Alas, though, you can read, and that funky-looking laptop...
07:49 am EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Toshiba Storage Products' THNSNF SSDs tap into 19nm process technology
32 nanometer process technology feels so... 2009. These days, Toshiba Storage Products is pushing something quite a bit smaller, as the outfit's new THNSNF solid state drives are said to be the world...
07:31 am EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Any.DO expands outside of Android, brings its handy To-Do tools to iOS and Google Chrome
Chances are some members of Team Android won't be too pleased to share the any.DO goods with the iOS squad, but for what it's worth, you'll always be able to say you had it first. After being a succ...
07:17 am EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Buffalo's HD-PATU3 HDD packs USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt, plays nice with Macs and PCs
Buffalo's new glacial lump of a HDD looks set to offer data speeds that are anything but. The HD-PATU3 is Buffalo's first HDD to share its storage goodness across USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt -- and it's...
07:00 am EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Astro Gaming's A50 wireless headset: the A40 and Mixamp 5.8 become one for $300
Turtle Beach may have acquired the MLG-endorsement crown that Astro Gaming used to solely hold for its headsets, but it's no matter as Astro has something else up its sleeve: the A50 wireless headse...
06:57 am EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget ASUS Zenbook Prime bares all in teardown treatment
Lately, ASUS has been all show and no tell, giving consumers a preview of its leaked Zenbook Prime lineup, but no solid U.S. release. So, consumers stateside eager to mark up those sleek ultraportab...
06:32 am EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Intel bets big on touch-enabled Ultrabooks, invests in factories across the globe
Intel is presenting at the e21 Forum at Computex in Taipei, and SVP Tom Kilroy just announced that the company is planning to focus on touch-enabled Ultrabooks, investing in factories that produce p...
06:32 am EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Intel invests in display manufacturers, predicts 'majority' of Ultrabooks will have touch in 2013 (update)
Intel is presenting at the e21 Forum at Computex in Taipei, and SVP Tom Kilroy just announced that the company is planning to focus on touch-enabled Ultrabooks, investing in factories that produce p...
06:30 am EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Visualized: Intel drops the curtain on 50 Ultrabooks at Computex keynote
Intel had a few nuggets for us at its Computex presentation today, but this being a keynote, there always needs to be a bit of pageantry. After a bit of on-stage gaming and a quick 30-second karaoke...
06:29 am EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Gigabyte Z77X-UP5 TH motherboard provides a double dose of Thunderbolt ports
Has your daisy chain met the end of the line? Fear not, dear peripheral addict, because Gigabyte's latest Z77X-UP5 TH motherboard is equipped to feed your addiction with double the number of Thunder...
06:13 am EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 CPU family expands past phones to HDTVs, tablets and Windows 8 PCs
Sure Qualcomm has snagged quite the coup by sliding some of its dual-core S4 CPUs into the US-bound Galaxy S IIIs, but it's not stopping there. The company just revealed versions of these chips will...
06:10 am EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Windows RT on Snapdragon S4 hands-on
We just got a hands-on demo of Microsoft Windows RT running on Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 development tablet here at Computex 2012 in Taipei. The verdict? It's smooth as silk on a 1.5GHz dual-core APQ...
06:10 am EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Windows RT on Snapdragon S4 hands-on and Rob Chandhok interview (update: video)
We just got a hands-on demo of Microsoft Windows RT running on Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 development tablet here at Computex 2012 in Taipei. The verdict? It's smooth as silk on a 1.5GHz dual-core APQ...
06:08 am EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Intel: 20-plus Windows 8 tablets with Intel CPUs are in the works
Funny thing about this year's Computex. There are very, very few ARM-based tablets to be found. Most of the slates we've seen have been running Windows 8 paired with a PC-grade X86 Intel processor (...
05:59 am EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Visualized: Enterprise cruises around Jersey on its air, land and sea triathlon
On our last episode of "Spot the Enterprise," the grizzled shuttle prototype was being unloaded from a wheeled transporter after a private 747 flight. Now it's arrived on a barge at New Jersey, and ...
05:42 am EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget MSI Slider S20 Windows 8 tablet hands-on
It's been a while since we've heard from MSI. Sure, the company is still into gaming laptops, but remember that this is a company that once dominated the netbook space alongside the likes of ASUS an...
05:42 am EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget MSI Slider S20 Windows 8 Ultrabook hands-on
It's been a while since we've heard from MSI. Sure, the company is still into gaming laptops, but remember that this is a company that once dominated the netbook space alongside the likes of ASUS an...
05:42 am EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget MSI Slider S20 Windows 8 Ultrabook hands-on (video)
It's been a while since we've heard from MSI. Sure, the company is still into gaming laptops, but remember that this is a company that once dominated the netbook space alongside the likes of ASUS an...
05:40 am EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Microsoft SmartGlass hands-on
Sure today's Microsoft E3 keynote was jam-packed full of high octane explosions, but the biggest excitement from the hardware-free event was arguably SmartGlass, a new technology from Redmond that p...
04:28 am EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Lenovo ThinkPad tablet running Windows 8 hands-on
Yes, another Windows 8 tablet. After getting hands-on with some new devices from Acer, ASUS and Samsung, you might already having trouble telling one device from the other. You might even say the sa...
04:28 am EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget TI cuts the cables, backs Miracast as wireless video standard for OMAP platform
It wasn't but a few days ago that the Wi-Fi Alliance announced its certification program for the Miracast wireless display specification. Now, TI has thrown its weight behind the technology with the ...
04:28 am EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Engadget Lenovo demos ThinkPad tablet running Windows 8, we go hands-on
Yes, another Windows 8 tablet. After getting hands-on with some new devices from Acer, ASUS and Samsung, you might already having trouble telling one device from the other. You might even say the sa...
03:42 am EDT - Tue, June 5, 2012
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