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11:57 pm EDT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Engadget Archos' ICS-loaded 97 Carbon tablet now up for sale, priced at $230 for a limited time
Its brief, mandatory appearance at the FCC a couple of weeks ago certainly let us know it'd be ready to take anyone's cash sooner rather than later, and surely enough, the 97 Carbon's now making its...
11:11 pm EDT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Engadget Must See HDTV (July 31st - August 5th)
London 2012 Olympics If TV broadcast tape delay and streaming restricted to pay-TV subscribers isn't entirely ruining your experience, the first week of the 2012 Games has started off with a bang. T...
10:41 pm EDT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Engadget AT&T's Eco-rating makes in-store debut alongside Pantech Renue
In February, at Mobile World Congress, AT&T announced a new program that would rate its various devices on their environmental-friendliness. Now that system is finally getting its in-store debut...
10:07 pm EDT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Engadget Thermaltake cures clamminess with $80 Cyclone Edition gaming mouse
Just when we needed a modern-day equivalent of sailing down the Nile while being fanned by Assyrian slaves, Thermaltake gives us this: the Black Element Cyclone Edition gaming mouse, which has a 6,0...
09:42 pm EDT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Engadget The Joy of remote-controlled Cooking: LG's Lightwave oven makes mealtime mobile-operated
Advances in oven technology are more the province of Jack Donaghy's former GE overlords, but over in South Korea, LG's taking a real-world stab at making the fictional CEO proud. An update to its Li...
09:15 pm EDT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Engadget Two sources talk of Apple iPhone event around September 12th, part sales back it up (update: one more clue)
Apple's plans for its next iPhone refresh may be getting very tangible, very quickly. It all started when iMore heard that Apple was preparing to hold an event unveiling the new hardware on Septembe...
08:51 pm EDT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Engadget Researchers prove your grandmother right, modern music is louder and all the same
Are your elders always complaining about loud and monotonous music? Or perhaps you've started to feel similar sentiments? The Artificial Intelligence Research Institute in Barcelona says it's not ju...
08:28 pm EDT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Engadget Strategy Analytics: Android lost US market share in Q2, isn't losing sleep just yet
Android is most definitely on the upward march when it comes to the world stage. But you might be surprised at how it's faring in the US: it's down, according to Strategy Analytics' estimates. As ...
08:00 pm EDT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Engadget MacBook Pro review (13-inch, mid-2012)
When the MacBook Pro with Retina display is in the game, Apple's "regular" Pros may seem a bit like also-rans. After all, why would you choose them when you could get a brilliant 15-inch 2,880 x 1,8...
07:39 pm EDT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Engadget Telkomsel's new unlimited messaging plan gives Indonesians an alternative to BBM
As far as monopolies go, word on the interwebs is BlackBerry holds a pretty major one with its own BBM in Indonesian territory. According to DailySocial, though, that all could be changing soon than...
07:18 pm EDT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Engadget US Census Bureau posts its first API, allows smartphone apps for the stat-obsessed
As much as the US Census Bureau has worked to embrace the digital space, its sea of data has been largely locked away from developers not keen on doing much of the heavy lifting. As of late last wee...
06:54 pm EDT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Engadget Former NSA official says agency collects Americans' web data, director denies charges
The NSA director, General Keith Alexander, is coming under scrutiny after he told a crowd gathered at the Def Con hacker conference that the spy agency "absolutely" does not collect data from and mai...
06:29 pm EDT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Engadget Facebook improves photo viewing with larger images, takes cues from Google+
Facebook has offered photo sharing in one form another since shortly after the site's launch, but while certain features have been added over the years, such as tagging and downloads, image formatti...
06:00 pm EDT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Engadget Editorial: NBC's Olympics and the steely grip of old media
Owners and stakeholders of Big Media have thick skins. So the persistent trending of #NBCFail, and the riotous reading that the tweet stream provides, is probably bouncing right off their leathery h...
05:36 pm EDT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Engadget Samsung Omnia M with Windows Phone makes UK debut on August 1st, exclusively at Phones4U
We're well aware that a relatively large portion of the UK (and the world) is highly focused on this Olympic event at this very moment, though something tells us a few of you might take some time fr...
05:12 pm EDT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Engadget Microsoft seals Perceptive Pixel deal, welcomes PPI team to the Office Division
In case you haven't noticed, Microsoft's been in a blissful shopping mood lately -- and while we already knew the company had snatched up the creator of that enormous 82-inch touchscreen, today's th...
04:40 pm EDT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Engadget Hangouts come to Gmail, let you launch virtual meetings from your inbox
Google's been adding a lot of features lately to get us to Hangout, from providing digital moustaches to scheduling virtual soirees. Now, the company's aiming to get folks video conferencing from th...
04:26 pm EDT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Engadget Listen to the Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 1pm ET!
It's the Great Western Podcast today: Boise's local tech wizard Zach Lutz joins Myriam in Seattle and Brad in Salt Lake. No matter where we're at, the trio of mobile editors are tied together by the...
04:00 pm EDT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note for T-Mobile review
More Info Samsung Galaxy Note review AT&T Galaxy Note review T-Mobile officially confirms Samsung Galaxy Note, more details in coming weeks The Samsung Galaxy Note is among a rar...
03:31 pm EDT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Engadget Skobbler brings maps to Nook Tablet, Color with ForeverMap 2
We've seen attempts to bring mapping functionality to Barnes & Noble's Nook Color in the past, but Skobbler's going full out with the arrival of ForeverMap 2 for that device and its more clearly...
03:02 pm EDT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Engadget ASUS Tablet 810 with Windows 8 transforms its way past the FCC
ASUS must want its Windows 8 tablet family to move together as one. The Tablet 810 has swung past the FCC just two days after a visit by its younger brother, the Tablet 600. While not what we'd call...
02:33 pm EDT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Engadget E3 loves LA, staying through 2015
Video game journalists worried about not being able to make their annual trek to Amoeba Records and Secret Headquarters Comics can breathe a collective sigh of relief -- through 2015, at least. The ...
02:02 pm EDT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Engadget Ubisoft UPlay may accidentally contain web plugin exploit, Ezio would not approve
If you've played Assassin's Creed 2 (or other Ubisoft games), you may have installed more stealthy infiltration than you bargained for. Some snooping by Tavis Ormandy around Ubisoft's UPlay looks to...
02:02 pm EDT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Engadget Ubisoft UPlay may accidentally contain web plugin exploit, Ezio would not approve (update: fixed)
If you've played Assassin's Creed 2 (or other Ubisoft games), you may have installed more stealthy infiltration than you bargained for. Some snooping by Tavis Ormandy around Ubisoft's UPlay looks to...
01:31 pm EDT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Engadget Google Wallet hack hits Verizon Galaxy S III
Verizon may not want you to have Google Wallet on your phone, but that won't stop intrepid rooters and hackers from shoehorning the app into Big Red's handsets. Mike Beauchamp and Dustin Evans too...
12:50 pm EDT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Engadget Apple reports three million Mountain Lion downloads in four days, 'most successful OS X release'
We heard some rumblings ahead of the weekend from third-party sources, and like clockwork, Apple has kicked the week off with its weekend box office returns. According to Cupertino's numbers, the la...
12:50 pm EDT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Engadget Apple reports 3 million Mountain Lion downloads in four days, 'most successful OS X release'
We heard some rumblings ahead of the weekend from third-party sources, and like clockwork, Apple has kicked the week off with its weekend box office returns. According to Cupertino's numbers, the la...
12:43 pm EDT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Engadget Kuratas, the 13-foot mech: unleashes your inner Ripley, costs $1.35 million (video)
Suidobashi Heavy Industries has put the finishing touches to its latest project, the 4.4-ton Kuratas. Mobile suit obsessives around the world can thank artist Kogoro Kurata and robotics expert Watar...
12:09 pm EDT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Engadget CIA dragonfly drone almost beat modern UAVs by 40 years, was swatted (video)
US intelligence agencies were just as obsessed with drone spying 40 years ago as they are nowadays -- only then, it was pipe-smoking entomologists and watchmakers who were in charge of building prot...
11:17 am EDT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Engadget US soldiers to wear blast sensors in Afghanistan, collect shock data
Starting next month, around one thousand frontline personnel in Afghanistan will begin testing the Soldier Body Unit, a sensor kit for recording the effects of explosions on the human body. While th...
10:45 am EDT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Engadget HTC shuts Seoul office, leaves Korea to the Koreans
Having already pulled out of Brazil and shut down a research building in North Carolina, HTC has now closed its office in the South Korean capital of Seoul. The move is part of the Taiwanese manufac...
10:00 am EDT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Engadget Engadget's first UK Giveaway: win one of three Sony Xperia S phones
You asked, you pined and here it is -- welcome to our first (but certainly not last) UK competition. To kick off proceedings, we have three of Sony's latest flagship, the Xperia S, to offer up to ou...
10:00 am EDT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Engadget Engadget's first UK Giveaway: win one of three Sony Xperia S phones!
You asked, you pined and here it is -- welcome to our first (but certainly not last) UK competition. To kick off proceedings, we have three of Sony's latest flagship, the Xperia S, to offer up to ou...
08:08 am EDT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Engadget Samsung spills details on Odyssey and Marco Windows Phone 8 devices
If you thought the Apple and Samsung legal tussles weren't getting interesting enough, another filing has revealed that the father of all smartphones Galaxy has at least two Windows Phone 8 devices ...
07:45 am EDT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Engadget Mysterious 10-inch BlackBerry PlayBook appears
Last time we heard, those vague notions of a 10-inch PlayBook were being shelved, with rumors suggesting that RIM looked to concentrate on its BB10 plans and next-gen smartphones. However, we've jus...
07:45 am EDT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Engadget Mysterious 10-inch BlackBerry PlayBook appears in Vietnam
The last we heard, all notions of a 10-inch PlayBook had been shelved, with rumors suggesting that RIM wanted to concentrate on its BB10 plans and next-gen smartphones instead. However, we've just r...
07:30 am EDT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Engadget Data-hungry crowds spoil Olympic TV coverage, archers alerted
With an opening ceremony celebrating social media and a guest appearance by the father of the internet, you would think the games are pretty Twitter-friendly. Well, not so much, as the hordes of Lon...
07:01 am EDT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Engadget Microsoft intros Wedge Mobile Keyboard, whose case doubles as a stand
As we've seen, there will be no shortage of tablet / keyboard hybrids on offer when Windows 8 starts shipping this fall. But since those keyboard docks will typically be sold separately, that means ...
07:01 am EDT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Engadget Microsoft outs Bluetooth-enabled Sculpt Touch Mouse, matching Sculpt Mobile Keyboard
Lots of hardware news coming out of Microsoft today. No, not that kind of hardware; just a lot of mice (and keyboards, too). In addition to that spiffy Wedge mouse and keyboard, the company just ann...
07:01 am EDT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Engadget Microsoft details the Touch Mouse's upcoming support for Windows 8 gestures
We already knew that Microsoft would be upgrading its Touch Mouse to support Windows 8 gestures, but the outfit never confirmed which finger movements, exactly, would be built in. Now, Redmond is ex...
06:26 am EDT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Engadget Apple reveals 'Purple' phone prototype in court filing, to prove it didn't copy Sony
Alongside another raft of iPhone and iPad prototype sketches and designs, Apple claims that the creative process that culminated in its first smartphone predated sketches suggesting that it had borr...
05:10 am EDT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Engadget Sharp Aquos SH-10D makes pit stop at FCC, earns stamp of approval
NTT DoCoMo announced a roster of phones this past May, and among them was Sharp's Aquos SH-10D. After spending some quality time with the FCC, the handset now has paperwork that could allow it to tr...
02:42 am EDT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Engadget How would you change the Droid RAZR Maxx?
A common topic of discussion at Engadget towers is our editors love-hate relationship with Motorola's Droid RAZR Maxx. The 8.9mm smartphone is beautifully slender, but it's seriously hampered by a l...
01:15 am EDT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of July 23rd, 2012
Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so ...
11:44 pm EDT - Sun, July 29, 2012
Engadget Visualized: the iDevice influence on Apple's bottom line
Apple's Q3 earnings last week rang loud and clear: iDevices are paying Cupertino's bills. The customary numerics laid down the bare facts, citing an 84 percent increase in iPad sales since 2011 and ...
09:30 pm EDT - Sun, July 29, 2012
Engadget Switched On: For OUYA, it's game on
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. In discussing the varied routes Android has taken to the television, Switched On recently touched on OUYA, the cuboi...
07:46 pm EDT - Sun, July 29, 2012
Engadget Defcon 20 visitors get their own 'pirate' cellular network in Ninja Tel, exclusive One V to match
The annual Defcon hacking meetup produces its share of unique creations. You know you're in for something special when even your entrance badge is an adventure. Defcon 20 might be winding to a close...
05:43 pm EDT - Sun, July 29, 2012
Engadget Next-gen iPhone parts purportedly leak again, get assembled sans innards
Ready for another supposed look at the next-gen Apple iPhone? Matching up with previous leaks we've reported on, the elongated iPhone body with a miniaturized docking port and brushed metal back has...
05:43 pm EDT - Sun, July 29, 2012
Engadget Next-gen iPhone parts purportedly leak again, get assembled sans innards (update: video)
Ready for another supposed look at the next-gen Apple iPhone? Matching up with previous leaks we've reported on, the elongated iPhone body with a miniaturized docking port and brushed metal back has...
04:29 pm EDT - Sun, July 29, 2012
Engadget IRL: Kiboko 22L+ backpack, Corsair Vengeance K90 keyboard and the Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ with Jelly Bean
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. After some...
02:00 pm EDT - Sun, July 29, 2012
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: 3D printed boat, algae-based biofuel and a bus that does push-ups
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. The Olympic flame completed its tour through the UK this...
11:37 am EDT - Sun, July 29, 2012
Engadget CyanogenMod 10 preview build now available for Verizon's Galaxy Nexus
We know it didn't take much time for the Tenth iteration of that CM greatness to reach Google's popular Nexus 7 and Samsung's most colossal Galaxy handset on the block, but one other Android big sho...
08:50 am EDT - Sun, July 29, 2012
Engadget Klipsch Gallery G-17 Air soundbar further befits its moniker, custom speaker grilles now on offer
Remember Klipsch's $500 Gallery G-17 Air soundbar that wowed our ears last holiday season? If you weren't fond of the AirPlay-enabled rig's piano-black finish, you might be pleased to know that the c...
08:50 am EDT - Sun, July 29, 2012
Engadget Klipsch Gallery G-17 Air soundbar further befits its moniker with custom speaker grilles
Remember Klipsch's $500 Gallery G-17 Air soundbar that wowed our ears last holiday season? If you weren't fond of the AirPlay-enabled rig's piano-black finish, you might be pleased to know that the c...
05:40 am EDT - Sun, July 29, 2012
Engadget Archos Arnova GBook heads to the FCC, may have literary ambitions
Archos makes regular stops at the FCC. We know this. When it passes an Arnova-badged device called the GBook through the US agency, though, that piques our interest. The name immediately suggests a ...
03:15 am EDT - Sun, July 29, 2012
Engadget Ask Engadget: best case for the Samsung Galaxy S III?
We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is coming to us from is from Amandeep, who needs a...
01:35 am EDT - Sun, July 29, 2012
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of July 23rd, 2012
Not all mobile news is destined for the front page, but if you're like us and really want to know what's going on, then you've come to the right place. This past week, Nokia introduced a custom edit...
12:30 am EDT - Sun, July 29, 2012
Engadget Alt-week 7.28.12: social mathematics, Pluto's moons and humans-on-a-chip
Alt-week peels back the covers on some of the more curious sci-tech stories from the last seven days. It's a beautiful world we live in. And, while the sweet and romantic part is debatable, strange ...
09:57 pm EDT - Sat, July 28, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: Stabil-i case reduces iPhone camera shake, fits in your pocket (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...
08:15 pm EDT - Sat, July 28, 2012
Engadget Native screenshot feature for Windows Phone 8 confirmed by emulator
While we found many features worth noting in our review of Windows Phone 7.5, one that was missing (and near to our hearts as people who review phones) was the ability to easily take screenshots on ...
06:07 pm EDT - Sat, July 28, 2012
Engadget Windows 8 is 'not awesome for Blizzard either' says studio exec
Calling Windows 8 "a catastrophe for everyone in the PC space" may not endear Valve's Gabe Newell to the folks at Microsoft, but it struck a chord with a member of Blizzard Entertainment's top brass...
04:00 pm EDT - Sat, July 28, 2012
Engadget Engadget takes a ride on the Faraday Porteur e-bike
We've watched as Faraday Bicycles' first offering, the Porteur electric bike, went from award-winning concept to a fully-fledged consumer product courtesy of Kickstarter. Recently, company founder A...
03:49 pm EDT - Sat, July 28, 2012
Engadget Google Earth, Maps get new high-res aerial and satellite imagery
3D City View for iOS isn't the only update from the Google Maps and Earth team this week, they've also spruced up their services with new imagery. Fresh high-resolution aerial and satellite photos h...
01:16 pm EDT - Sat, July 28, 2012
Engadget Remote camera mounts replace AFP photographers at Olympic Games
Remember those robotic camera rigs Reuters cooked up for the Olympic games? They won't be alone -- the AFP have lined the games with their own remote mounts. Traditionally, aerial shots are captured...
11:00 am EDT - Sat, July 28, 2012
Engadget AT&T's Garnet Red Galaxy S III for vampires: we go hands-on
While AT&T's been flaunting a rather patriotic red, white and blue Galaxy S III lineup since launch, the carrier's exclusive Garnet Red handset's been rather elusive so far, with pre-orders star...
09:41 am EDT - Sat, July 28, 2012
Engadget BMW's C Evolution electric scooter does 62 miles on a charge, maxes out at 75 mph
All things considered, we think it's safe to say BMW very rarely disappoints with its latest road-friendly creations, and one of the outfit's most recent concoctions is this eco-friendly C Evolution...
07:42 am EDT - Sat, July 28, 2012
Engadget HP laptop comes with webcam standard, peek at Chinese factory as bonus (video)
Most tours of Chinese factories at least give workers a heads-up that they'll be on camera. Not so the exposé that HP inadvertently gave one of its Swedish customers. Reddit user Malplace ope...
05:15 am EDT - Sat, July 28, 2012
Engadget HTC explains decision to skip Android 4.0 for Desire HD: we'd rather not wipe your data
HTC dampened a few spirits when it dropped the Desire HD from its Android 4.0 upgrade list. The company might feel your pain, but it claims to have a good reason for denying the update that it's bee...
03:05 am EDT - Sat, July 28, 2012
Engadget NYT claims Apple has dallied with investing 'hundreds of millions' in Twitter
Apple has been on a social networking kick lately, what with Twitter's footings in iOS 5 and OS X Mountain Lion as well as Facebook's upcoming presence in iOS 6. From what the New York Times hears, ...
01:42 am EDT - Sat, July 28, 2012
Engadget Google posts Android 4.1 Jelly Bean images for Nexus devices, modders rejoice
If you're the sort to get a little too adventurous with CyanogenMod 10 or other custom ROMs, Google just gave you a crutch. Android 4.1.1 factory images are now available for every Nexus device that...
12:06 am EDT - Sat, July 28, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia J possibly spotted, may court entry-level fashionistas
That didn't take long. We've only known about the Sony Xperia J and its reported ST26i codename for a short while, but ePrice has already given the purported starter smartphone the full photo tour. ...
11:28 pm EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget MSI outs new CR41 notebook, hopes you like the color royal bronze
What's rectangular, coated in a royal bronze finish, opens like a clam and lasts for up to seven and a half hours? If you answered MSI's new CR41 notebook, you'd be right (though we would've accepte...
10:54 pm EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget Nissan pins Leaf's WattStation charging woes on a software bug, works on a fix
GE and Nissan had previously ruled out GE's WattStation as the cause of a few Leaf charging failures, and that story of EV tragedy looks to be winding to a close with a more definitive explanation. ...
10:31 pm EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G hides out in the open, heads to MetroPCS
What's old is apparently new again for MetroPCS subscribers. Thanks to some leaked training materials over on Howard Forums, we have a pretty clear idea of the next Galaxy S device to bow on that bu...
09:58 pm EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget WSJ: Apple, Google reportedly in rival groups to buy Kodak patents
Kodak might be cleared to sell its patents, but it's likely no fan of the companies lined up to make a deal. The Wall Street Journal's best friends, "people familiar with the matter," assert that Ap...
09:33 pm EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget ViewSonic announces a duo of budget-friendly LED monitors
As gorgeous as huge, expensive monitors are, most situations just don't call for the inches or wallet-dents associated with today's luxury screens. With this in mind, and barely a breath after outin...
09:09 pm EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget Is HP showing the Slate 8 in its latest commercial? (video)
HP has acknowledged that it's been working on a Windows 8 tablet; it just hasn't mentioned whether or not the rumored Slate 8 is part of its plans. Imagine our surprise, then, when we're told that H...
09:04 pm EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget ZTE Grand X reaches UK shops a tad early through Phones4U
Virgin Mobile had originally promised the UK version of the ZTE Grand X for early August. The carrier just can't contain its enthusiasm: it's letting retail partner Phones4U sell the budget smartpho...
08:46 pm EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget 3D printer cuts vinyl, mills, draws, fits comfortably inside a briefcase, is generally fab
Is there anything this tool from MIT's Ilan Moyer and collaborator Nadya Peek can't do? Probably, but that list seems likely to be shorter than the list of those it can. So far, Popfab has been show...
08:18 pm EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget Samsung ChatON for Android gets Olympic Buddy feature, also sports a new logo
Ever since its debut late last year, Samsung's ChatON application has been a moderate hit amongst folks using iOS, BlackBerry, Windows Phone and Android devices. Now, along with outing a slightly re...
07:54 pm EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget GM testing pedestrian detection system powered by WiFi Direct (video)
Car makers have been peddling wireless pedestrian avoidance systems almost as long as there have been automobiles. (We believe one of the earliest was called the "side view mirror.") GM's new experi...
07:30 pm EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget Commenting on Engadget: a refresher, and how you can help
It's been far, far too long since we've had an excuse to run that rad picture of dinosaurs with laser guns. It's also been some time since we offered up a gentle reminder about the delicate dance t...
07:08 pm EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget IBM's Think app brings history of innovation to iPad and Android tablets
IBM first tried to make people "Think" using a pop-up art installation in New York, but now it's switched to something rather more traditional: a tablet app that is available free on iOS and Android...
06:43 pm EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget Sony rep confirms some 2011 Xperia handsets won't be tasting Google's Jelly Bean
Some of you might be familiar with Sony's earlier struggles to successfully (and in a timely manner) deliver Google's Ice Cream Sandwich to a slew of Xperia handsets. And, as we all know, Android 4....
06:18 pm EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: Botiful telepresence robot for Android (video)
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject li...
05:53 pm EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget Google confirms it still has a 'small portion' of Street View WiFi data, apologizes
It has seemed like Google was close to putting its Street View snooping controversy behind it a few times now, but one thing or another keeps bringing it back to the forefront. Today, it's an admiss...
05:29 pm EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget TweetDeck updates web-based client with sleeker profiles, enhanced mentions and hashtags
Now that yesterday's sudden Twitter outage is behind us, it's now time to focus on the blue bird's own, and very popular client, TweetDeck. The all-you-can-tweet service has quietly updated its inte...
05:05 pm EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget Vizify offers free infographics all about you, makes you feel like a big shot
Infographics. The stuff of high turnover websites and news channels, right? Well, yes, but now you can bring the same white space and pastel shades to your own internet footprint, courtesy of free i...
04:42 pm EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget Lenovo IdeaPad K1 gets smeared with Ice Cream Sandwich
Lenovo is putting out a vanilla version of Android 4.03 for customers eager to rid their IdeaPad K1 of Honeycomb. Fans of stock iterations of Google's mobile OS will love the fact that the update wi...
04:19 pm EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget Defcon 20 badges meld hieroglyphs, circuitry and cryptography for hacker scavenger hunt
Every year, the world's hacker population descends upon Las Vegas to trade notes, sit in on informational talks and compete in friendly contests -- all in the name of Defcon. But this time, it's the...
03:57 pm EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget Pantech Star Q for Verizon surfaces, offers QWERTY, LTE and Snapdragon S4
This one still isn't completely official just yet, but Android and Me has managed to obtain some pictures and fairly complete details for the Pantech Star Q headed for Verizon -- a device that was f...
03:30 pm EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget Windows Phone 8 SDK leaks show quiet upgrades to backup, media and the kitchen sink
The Windows Phone 8 SDK has escaped to the wild, and some sifting through the device emulator has dug up elements that Microsoft either skipped or only touched on lightly during the big unveiling in...
03:00 pm EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget Growing up Geek: Philip Berne
Welcome to Growing Up Geek, an ongoing feature where we take a look back at our youth and tell stories of growing up to be the nerds that we are. Today we have Philip Berne, who is currently Samsung'...
02:41 pm EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget LG Nitro HD getting Ice Cream Sandwich the last day of July
LG Nitro HD owners will get be able to end their July right by upgrading their handsets to Android 4.0. AT&T announced today via its blog that the 4.5-inch smartphone will be getting Ice Cream S...
02:22 pm EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget Intel's SMARTi low-cost 3G systems show off their wireless prowess
Intel's announced a new system-on-chip that jams a 3G power amplifier directly onto radio circuits for smaller, cheaper cellular modems. SMARTi UE2p is designed for entry-level 3G phones and machine...
02:04 pm EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget OUYA to get OnLive gameplay at launch, console's full controller gets pictured
Some happy news for the many who've already plunked down their hard earned cash on OUYA -- the Android-based gaming console will be getting streaming gaming courtesy of the folks at OnLive. The pros...
01:45 pm EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget Engadget Podcast 303 - 07.27.2012
With Tim Stevens staycationing at an undisclosed corporate location, Brian Heater and Dana Wollman do a Gadgets Gone Wild edition of the Engadget Podcast, which turns out to be mostly analysis of qu...
01:30 pm EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget Distro Issue 50: the travel edition packs geotagging and offline navigation
Here at Engadget HQ, we're looking to take a bit of a breather after a long week of analyzing last quarter's numbers. With that said, a road trip or weekend respite of some sort is definitely in ord...
01:16 pm EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget Facebook's new Recommendations Bar pops up, just wants to be liked
Facebook's Recommendations Box sits passively on many websites, allowing us to engage or ignore as we see fit. But too much of the latter option has led to something slightly different: the new Reco...
01:01 pm EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget HTC One X might drop to $100 on contract at AT&T, tempt our wallets
HTC might have turned green having seen the Galaxy S III steal the Android spotlight at AT&T, but it could be poised to use a classic trick to get the One X front and center once again: a price ...
01:01 pm EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget HTC One X might drop to $100 on contract at AT&T, tempt our wallets (update: confirmed)
HTC might have turned green having seen the Galaxy S III steal the Android spotlight at AT&T, but it could be poised to use a classic trick to get the One X front and center once again: a price ...
12:45 pm EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget PSA: Samsung's entry-level NX1000 mirrorless cam with 20-50mm lens now available for $700
Samsung's least expensive and most compact mirrorless camera, the NX1000, is finally available for purchase, shipping today for $700. The entry-level kit, which was originally set to hit retailers l...
12:23 pm EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget CM10 preview builds out for Nexus 7 and Galaxy Note: official but experimental
Ready for the latest bout of XDA Recognized goodness? If you own a Nexus 7 or global Galaxy Note (oh yeah) then you'll find official preview builds of CyanogenMod 10 for each device at the source lin...
12:07 pm EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget Apple buying fingerprint sensor maker AuthenTec for $356 million
Sure the financials announced this week weren't as exceptional as some we've seen from the company, but Apple's still clearly in a buying mood. The company's apparently doing a little security shopp...
11:38 am EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget Archos' Transformer rival reappears: passes federal inspection, forgets its keyboard
If you cast your mind back several months, you might recall Archos unveiling a new range of tablets that can pair up with a keyboard add-on. While the French tablet maker kept quiet on the specifics...
11:38 am EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget Archos' Transformer rival reappears, passes federal inspection, forgets its keyboard
If you cast your mind back several months, you might recall Archos unveiling a new range of tablets that can pair up with a keyboard add-on. While the French tablet maker kept quiet on the specifics...
11:03 am EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III recovers universal search box in OTA update to European handsets
Samsung promised -- and it's already delivered. Galaxy S III-toting Brits should wake up to yet another OTA update for their smartphone, which throws in some stability improvements alongside the ret...
10:41 am EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget Security experts hack payment terminals to steal credit card info, play games
If a payment terminal could be forced into servitude as a crude handheld gaming device, what else could it be made to do? Researchers at the Black Hat conference showed just what mischief a commonly...
10:00 am EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget PSA: Nexus 7 arrives at the Carphone Warehouse today
If you're the old fashioned sort who likes carrying your newly minted device back from the store, then you'll be elated to know that the Nexus 7 is available at the Carphone Warehouse from today. Th...
09:30 am EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget Man acquitted as #TwitterJokeTrial appeal ends in victory
Paul Chambers, who was previously found guilty of sending a "menacing tweet," has been acquitted by the High Court after two-and-a-half years trapped in legal limbo. On hearing of the closure of his...
08:43 am EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget Tokyo bakery's visual recognition checkout sorts the sandwiches from the croissants (video)
We've seen food recognition tools in the past, but none as slick as this one being trialed at a Tokyo bakery. Co-developed by Brain Corporation and the University of Hyogo, the camera-equipped, auto...
08:10 am EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget Microsoft vs. Motorola decision sees Droids banned in Germany over FAT patent
The latest development in our neverending saga of worldwide patent warfare is a decision by a Mannheim judge banning Motorola's Android devices on the basis that they violate a FAT storage patent ow...
08:10 am EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget Microsoft vs. Motorola decision sees Droids banned in Germany over FAT patent (updated)
The latest development in our neverending saga of worldwide patent warfare is a decision by a Mannheim judge banning Motorola's Android devices on the basis that they violate a FAT storage patent ow...
07:58 am EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget IDC: Samsung and Apple ship almost half of all smartphones, but Korean manufacturer maintains lead
IDC's latest figures offer some predictable reading. More phones are being sold than ever before; 406 million units were sold in Q2, against 401.8 million in the same period last year -- with a 42 p...
07:16 am EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget Fido hops on the LTE bandwagon, gives Canadians frugal 4G this summer
Rogers was the first with LTE in Canada. Its budget brand Fido has largely been left out of that 4G fiesta, but the gap is closing today with official plans to give the yellow doghouse some LTE of i...
06:39 am EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget Extra footage of record-setting Yates electric plane flight shows power loss, dramatic deadstick landing (video)
We've chronicled Flight of the Century founder and CEO Chip Yates' record-breaking 202.6MPH flight in his Long-ESA EV craft before. What we didn't quite touch on, however, is the power loss Yates' a...
06:02 am EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget Chinese microbot walks on water, skims the surface of insect-inspired design
Bugs are creepy. You don't need to be an entomophobe to empathize with that sentiment. But bugs are also inspiring -- to researchers in China, that is. Taking a cue from nature, a team of engineers ...
05:23 am EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget Did ASUS' Windows 8-packing Tablet 600 hit the FCC?
Toying with the idea of picking up a keyboard-dockable Windows 8 slate? Take your pick -- since Computex (and Microsoft's own Surface unveiling), these devices have popping up like wildflowers -- an...
04:36 am EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget North Korean media reports North Koreans love North Korean tablet
Remember those futuristic PCs we reported North Korea was producing last year? Well now the Democratic People's Republic has unveiled a seven-inch flagship tablet called the Achim (Morning). Underst...
03:42 am EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget Motorola Xoom WiFi's Jelly Bean upgrade arriving for regular users
It looks like that test period was pretty short, as many Motorola Xoom WiFi owners who aren't in the select test group are reporting receiving OTA updates to Android 4.1.1 on their tablets. That mak...
03:15 am EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget Apple v. Samsung court filings reveal Sony-inspired iPhone, kickstand-equipped iPad and other prototypes
There's no telling how much more we'll see once the big Apple vs. Samsung trial finally gets underway in a San Jose federal court next week, but today has already seen the release of a swath of new ...
02:06 am EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget MetroPCS 2012 Q2 sees profits skyrocket to $149 million despite losing nearly 200,000 subscribers
MetroPCS has announced that it pulled in $1.3 billion in the second quarter of the year, only slightly more than it managed in the first. It made a profit of $149 million, well up from the $21 milli...
01:31 am EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget Microsoft admits Surface might ruffle OEM feathers, vindicates Acer in annual report
Redmond's upcoming Surface slate is brimming with potential -- but Microsoft recognizes that building its own tablet comes with some inherent risks. In the firm's recently submitted annual report, M...
12:38 am EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget OLPC XO Touch 1.75 to use Neonode tech, take multi-touch on world tour
The One Laptop Per Child's project just got one step closer to updating its venerable XO portable through a newly-struck licensing deal with Neonode. The XO Touch 1.75, a slight rebranding of the as...
12:09 am EDT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Engadget Samsung's Q2 2012 earnings show $5.86 billion operating profit, that's a lot of Galaxy S IIIs
The numbers for Samsung's Q2 2012 earnings period are in and it was another big one, with the electronics giant reporting an operating profit of $5.9 billion, driven largely by growth in its smartph...
11:57 pm EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget Samsung GT-S3752 Duos gets snapped with dedicated ChatON button by Mr. Blurrycam
If SammyHub's blurrycam tipster is to believed, Samsung will soon be swelling its Duos line of dual-sim handsets with the (purported) GT-S732 you see before you. Presumably, the feature phone will s...
11:36 pm EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget ARM forms UK group to foster an Internet of Things, put 50 billion devices online by 2020
ARM isn't content with dominating the mobile space. It's been by the far the most vocal about an Internet of Things where everything is connected -- and to make that happen, it just established an ...
11:11 pm EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget Motorola to allow bootloader unlocking from Photon Q 4G LTE onwards
Motorola's initial promise to allow unlocked bootloaders came across to many enthusiasts as somewhat hollow: as long as there was an escape clause, carriers like AT&T and Verizon could clamp dow...
10:44 pm EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget ASUS breaks through 120Hz refresh rate with VG2788HE gamer monitor... refresh
ASUS continues to update its VG monitor series, and this time it's got something a little more impressive than an integrated IR transmitter. According to FlatpanelsHD, the VG2788HE has knocked throu...
10:44 pm EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget ASUS breaks through 120Hz refresh rate with VG278HE gamer monitor... refresh
ASUS continues to update its VG monitor series, and this time it's got something a little more impressive than an integrated IR transmitter. According to FlatpanelsHD, the VG278HE has knocked throug...
10:22 pm EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget Google posts video highlights of IO 2012, for those craving one last sugary fix
Weren't able to fill up on all the Jelly Bean-flavored geekery that was Google I/O 2012? It's no matter, because you can catch all the highlights from Project Glass to the Nexus 7 in Google Develop...
09:58 pm EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial Blu-ray release date set for October 9th
Universal has finally revealed a release date for Steven Spielberg's classic E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial on Blu-ray, which will hit shelves October 9th. In line with the box art and trailer we saw p...
09:40 pm EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget Apple denied Galaxy Nexus and Tab ban in Germany
Samsung is having slightly better luck in Munich than it is here the US in its ongoing legal battle with Apple. The high court upheld a previous ruling that Cupertino's patent relating to "list scro...
09:16 pm EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget Microsoft kicked off public beta for 2012 Xbox Live update, but quickly ran out of space
And just like that, it was all over. Shortly after the well-known, always-informative Major Nelson announced that this year's upcoming Xbox Live update had officially opened its beta doors to the pu...
08:59 pm EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget Apple wins stay on having to post 'Samsung did not copy' notice
Apple's pride can stay intact for at least a little while longer: the company successfully won a stay on a UK ruling that would have it post notices clearing Samsung's name in the wake of the two te...
08:45 pm EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live tonight at 5:15PM ET!
Hey! We're back and we're live once again. After two very special episodes in the Hamptons, Brian and Dana have returned to our Manhattan digs -- and not a moment too soon. There's some exciting new...
08:12 pm EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget Facebook posts first earnings as a public company: $1.18 billion in revenue, 955 million users
Facebook revealed its Q1 earnings in an SEC filing leading up to its big IPO earlier this year, but it's now officially out with its first earnings report as a public company. For Q2 of 2012, it saw...
08:09 pm EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget Amazon Q2 2012 earnings: net income down 96 percent to $7 million, net sales up 29 percent to $12.83 billion
When internet mega retailer Amazon kicked off its fiscal year this past spring with $13.8 billion in net sales, the prognosis for the quarter ahead was dour, to say the least. At the time, the compa...
08:00 pm EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget NVIDIA throws support behind Miracast as wireless display standard
TI may have blazed the trail, but today NVIDIA has announced that it'll support Miracast as an integral part of its Tegra mobile platform. If you'll recall, Miracast is a creation of the Wi-Fi Allia...
07:39 pm EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget Security expert shows that Android and Nokia NFC can be hacked -- under certain conditions
A research consultant has revealed to Ars Technica that he can force NFC-equipped Android and Nokia phones to run malicious code in several ways -- but only with specific devices and constraints. Th...
07:21 pm EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget AT&T lights up LTE network in a few more markets, expands coverage in others
It'll likely be a really, really good while before AT&T catches Verizon in the race towards becoming the largest LTE network in the States. Still, you can't blame the Rethink Possible outfit for...
06:59 pm EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget Apple delivers update to bring Power Nap feature to 2011, 2012 MacBook Airs
Amidst all the Mountain Lion excitement from yesterday, a few members of the Apple crowd were inadvertently forgotten -- yes, we're talking about 2011 / 2012 MacBook Air and Retina MBP owners lookin...
06:38 pm EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget Twitter rumored pitching in-feed video shows to studios, wanting a few #couchpotatos
Twitter has been making a giant push for expanded tweets from content providers. It's only a short logical leap from that to Twitter providing the content itself, and that's exactly what AdWeek clai...
06:38 pm EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget Twitter rumored to be pitching in-feed video shows to studios
Twitter has been making a giant push for expanded tweets from content providers. It's only a short logical leap from that to Twitter providing the content itself, and that's exactly what AdWeek clai...
06:15 pm EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget Apple patent application could make you Master and Commander of the iHome
Apple wants to be master of the house -- yours, in particular. At least that's the vision put forth by this latest patent application, filed back in March of this year, that would give iOS-wielding ...
05:53 pm EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget Google Handwrite lets us scribble our way through mobile searches (video)
Not eager to hunt and peck on a keyboard? Google Handwrite is here: the search engine's mobile pages will now let you draw letters on the page to conduct searches with the writing method you learne...
05:43 pm EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget Rambus planning appeal after losing ITC patent case against LSI and STMicroelectronics
Rambus has lost the ITC dispute it filed with most of the electronics industry back in the day. Only LSI and STMicroelectronics remained as respondents after the company negotiated settlements with ...
05:27 pm EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget Sprint LTE spreads its wings to four more areas by Labor Day
Sprint may have played slightly fast and loose with its definition of a 15-city LTE launch this month -- some of those areas were mighty close to each other -- but it's taking that expansion a littl...
05:01 pm EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget The Humble Bundle tries something different, lets you name your price for albums from They Might Be Giants, Jonathan Coulton, and more
The Humble Bundle may have gone mobile on Android earlier this year, but that's proven to be a relatively small jump compared to the organization's latest expansion. It's now rolled out its first Hu...
04:40 pm EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget Hasbro Lazer Tag hands-on (video)
The NERF has been dropped, but Hasbro's Lazer Tag system is still the same awesome toy we got a taste of in February. The difference is, now they're retail ready. Individual blasters, complete with ...
04:28 pm EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget Google Fiber gets formal launch, adds Google Fiber TV
Google just kicked its Google Fiber efforts into overdrive. The company's Kansas City effort now includes Google Fiber TV -- a "real" TV service with recognizable channels and its own, fully searcha...
04:28 pm EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget Google Fiber gets formal launch, adds Google Fiber TV (update: event video)
Google just kicked its Google Fiber efforts into overdrive. The company's Kansas City effort is getting a full launch and now includes Google Fiber TV -- a "real" TV service with recognizable channe...
04:05 pm EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget Engadget's smartphone buyer's guide: summer 2012 edition
Despite the sweltering heat waves, our spirits are high at Engadget, and for good reason: it's time for our summer edition of the smartphone buyer's guide. Here, you'll find our top recommendations ...
04:03 pm EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget PSA: Google's 3D City View and Tour Guide arrives for Google Earth on iOS today
Google's 3D City View is now available on iOS. The Google Earth update adds three-dimensional imagery to major locations including Washington D.C, San Francisco and Boston. It's arriving alongside T...
04:00 pm EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget Drone-maker Parrot invests $7.5 million in two EPFL spin-offs, sets sights beyond toys
Switzerland's EPFL has managed to catch our attention with its various UAV-related activities, and it looks like it's also been the radar of Parrot, maker of the AR.Drones. EPFL announced today that...
03:51 pm EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget Twitter confirms site issues, working to resolve things
It's a rough day for internet communication. First Google Talk, now Twitter. The microblogging service confirmed that it's currently having some issues -- a fact independently verified by our frustr...
03:51 pm EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget Twitter confirms site issues, working to resolve things (update: Twitter apologizes and explains)
It's a rough day for internet communication. First Google Talk, now Twitter. The microblogging service confirmed that it's currently having some issues -- a fact independently verified by our frustr...
03:27 pm EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget Internet Association to lobby Washington, may tout Amazon, Facebook, Google among its ranks
Political lobbying is often a mixed bag at best. Still, there's a cautious amount of optimism surrounding the Internet Association, a soon-to-start lobbying group that plans to advocate for an "open...
03:00 pm EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget Croon Audio's Original Bluetooth speakers promise not to creak while they're cranked
Odds are that we've all had a speaker system which can't take the heat: turn up the volume and there's an unintentional dubstep remix as the waaahs and wubwubs of distortion and vibration overtake w...
02:31 pm EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget Samsung: Galaxy S III's universal search function 'inadvertently removed', will return to UK models in the next few days
After being unceremoniously stripped in a recent OTA update, Samsung has told TechRadar that the Galaxy S III's universal search function will return -- at least in the UK. A spokesperson for Samsun...
02:03 pm EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget Razer Ouroboros gaming mouse gets official: fits both hands, changes shape
Launching alongside new iterations of its BlackWidow keyboard, Razer's latest gaming mouse just went official. We spotted the ambidextrous Razer Ouroboros just a few months ago, courtesy of some fed...
01:27 pm EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget What's causing a delay in Sprint's LTE rollout? Birds
Sprint mentioned that one of the holdups to get its LTE network rolled out is waiting for fiber-optic backhaul to be connected to its network sites. Of course, the company also mentioned a very diff...
01:01 pm EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget Sony broadcasts three-chip PMW-200 XDCAM with Android or iOS remote control app
If you're the reporter and camera operator for K-STIX, Sony's got good news: they just unveiled the PMW-200 XDCAM, and you can control it with your smartphone. The camcorder features a broadcast-fri...
12:42 pm EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget Sprint's final deadline for Nextel shutdown is June 30th, 2013
Sprint has revealed that its aiming to axe Nextel platform in its entirety by June 30th, 2013. The company has already moved well ahead of schedule in deactivating 9,600 IDEN sites -- with a third o...
12:21 pm EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget Sprint's Motorola Photon Q LTE is coming 'very soon'
During Sprint's earnings call, CEO Dan Hesse revealed that Motorola's Photon Q, the company's latest LTE "world phone" is coming "very soon." The Photon Q is believed to be the Android 4.0-running Q...
12:21 pm EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget Sprint's Motorola Photon Q LTE is coming 'very soon' (update)
During Sprint's earnings call, CEO Dan Hesse revealed that Motorola's Photon Q, the company's latest LTE "world phone" is coming "very soon." The Photon Q is believed to be the Android 4.0-running Q...
12:14 pm EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget Google Talk down for 'majority of users'
Google (and several users) are reporting widespread outage on its Talk service. Although there's no time set for when the service might return, Google says that it's "continuing to investigate this ...
12:14 pm EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget Google Talk down for 'majority of users' (update: services restore)
Google (and several users) are reporting widespread outage on its Talk service. Although there's no time set for when the service might return, Google says that it's "continuing to investigate this ...
12:13 pm EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget CE-Oh no he didn't!: Valve's Gabe Newell says 'Windows 8 is a catastrophe for everyone'
Always-outspoken Gabe Newell, the big cheese at Valve, made quite a few interesting statements at this year's Casual Connect conference, including the quote above. Gabe believes Microsoft's impendin...
12:00 pm EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 voice recognition coming in August for $100, cares what you have to say
Sick of talking to yourself? Get ready to ride the wild voice recognition dragon. Nuance announced this morning that the 12th version of its Dragon NaturallySpeaking software will start shipping the...
11:41 am EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget Certified testers (and tweakers) get Jelly Bean for their Honeycomb era Xoom WiFis
Considering that the Motorola Xoom WiFi was one of the first tabs to devour Ice Cream Sandwich, its plans to pop Android 4.1 Jelly Bean are hardly a surprise. While there's no official delivery date...
11:17 am EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget Sprint's iPhone gamble isn't paying off as 2012 Q2 figures reveal $629 million operating loss
Sprint's second quarter figures have arrived, showing that the company's billion-dollar gamble on the iPhone isn't working right now. While it sold 1.5 million Apple-branded handsets in the three mo...
10:47 am EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget Baby robot Affetto gets a torso, still gives us the creeps (video)
It's taken a year to get the sinister ticks and motions of Osaka University's Affetto baby head out of our nightmares -- and now it's grown a torso. Walking that still-precarious line between robots...
10:04 am EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget Microsoft axes Flight development, cuts 35 jobs at Vancouver games studio
Microsoft is laying off staff at its Vancouver studio after it halted development on Flight and "Project Columbia," a Kinect-based virtual storybook for children. A representative speaking to Joysti...
09:40 am EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia 'Mint' leaked and reviewed: 4.3-inch HD screen, 13MP camera, 1.5GHz S4 processor
While we've been fussing over the Xperia GX (aka the LT29i), it seems Sony's been working on something one integer higher. Mobile-review has published a run-down of a device it claims is called the ...
09:40 am EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia 'Mint' leaked and reviewed: 4.3-inch (?) HD screen, 13MP camera, 1.5GHz S4 processor
While we've been fussing over the Xperia GX (aka the LT29i), it seems Sony's been working on something one integer higher. Mobile-review has published a run-down of a device it claims is called the ...
09:33 am EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget ECOmove pegs QBEAK EV for 2012 launch, keeps specifics vague
We may be comfortable in our four-door electric hatchbacks and screaming fast no-emission roadsters, but Danish automotive outfit ECOmove has more conservative aspirations: the QBEAK. This dainty dr...
08:43 am EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget BlackBerry 10 gets homespun picture editor to reduce Instagram-envy (video)
BlackBerry users who routinely feel left out while friends share retro pictures of coffee and pastries on Instagram will soon have their own BB alternative. Slides released by N4BB reveal that a Sca...
07:40 am EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget Seton Hall Uni to distract students with Windows 8 tablet handouts (video)
Just when you thought you knew exactly where you wanted to party and occasionally study electrical engineering, Seton Hall in New Jersey comes along to offer you something better. That's right peopl...
06:57 am EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget Second Story uses Kinect for augmented shopping, tells us how much that doggie is in the window (video)
Second Story isn't content to leave window shoppers guessing at whether or not they can afford that dress or buy it in mauve. A new project at the creative studio uses the combination of a Kinect fo...
06:00 am EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget Roku picks up financing from BSkyB, News Corp and more, keeps eye on the premium streaming crown
The little media streamer company that could, Roku, has gained some powerful friends in its latest round of financing, with $45 million in funds coming from the likes of BSkyB, News Corp and another...
05:39 am EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget BMW opens i Store in sync with London Olympics, shows tourists their electric destiny
Technology companies have been lining up to milk the London Olympics spotlight for all it's worth. BMW isn't shy about taking its turn, but it's not looking to cash in -- directly, we mean. The auto...
04:32 am EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget Office for Mac 2011 and 2008 ancestor ready for OS X Mountain Lion, procrastinators groan
So you updated to OS X Mountain Lion and, gosh darn it, you're not sure that Office for Mac 2011 (or Office 2008 for Mac) will be in perfect harmony. Time to put off finishing that accounts receivab...
04:32 am EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget Office for Mac 2011 and 2008 ready for OS X Mountain Lion, procrastinators groan
So you updated to OS X Mountain Lion and, gosh darn it, you're not sure that Office for Mac 2011 (or Office 2008 for Mac) will be in perfect harmony. Time to put off finishing that accounts receivab...
03:10 am EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget US launches first commercial tidal power project this summer, Maine to reap moon's gravitational benefits
Solar may be the green energy source that's been hogging the headlines lately, but there are other fossil-fuel free ways that can help meet society's electrical needs. One of these is tidal power, a...
02:22 am EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget Project Glass pre-orderers welcomed as 'Explorers', promised super secret updates on progress
Google's Project Glass had a surprisingly large presence (skydivers) during its I/O event earlier this year, and now company co-founder Sergey Brin has checked in with the attendees who promised $1,...
01:39 am EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget Google TV now lists movie New Releases, to let users control YouTube vids from phones and tablets
While hardware manufacturers like Sony and Vizio have been hard at work making new Google TV devices, the folks in Mountain View have been in the lab cooking up new software features for the platfor...
12:59 am EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget CompactFlash Association develops XQD 2.0 spec, promises up to 8 Gbps throughput
Just as were starting to get cozy with the still vastly unavailable XQD format, the CompactFlash Association is back with version 2.0 of the spec, which it says could provide transfer speeds of up t...
12:18 am EDT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Engadget Google updates YouTube, Nexus Q and Play Movies & TV apps in one fell swoop
As software updates go, this Mountain View hat trick scores low on the excitement scale. Starting today, a trio of version bumps are slated to rollout, bringing minor bug fixes to Play Movies & ...
11:42 pm EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget MakerBot brings back the 'Mixtape' as a printable MP3 player (video)
If you thought mixtapes died with the MP3 era, you're wrong. Sure, they've become niche, and it's perhaps cloyingly retro to break out your Walkman, but it's hard to deny the appeal. There are alrea...
11:07 pm EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget Strobe lighting goggles shown to improve short-term memory, all-night ravers feel validated
Those goggles you see above aren't for stylish looks while playing dodgeball -- they're the keys to a potentially important discovery about short-term memory. Duke University's Institute for Brain S...
10:33 pm EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget Windows 8 streamlines printing, puts old architecture on the chopping block
Anyone who's ever attempted to configure a new printer from their PC knows the process can be cumbersome at best and Microsoft largely agrees. So, in anticipation of its upcoming OS refresh, Redmond...
10:00 pm EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget This is the Modem World: So what's with the tech backlash thing?
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology. Just over a month ago, Apple launched its svelte new MacBook Pro ...
09:39 pm EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget Google shows off Creator Space in London, hopes to foster more professional YouTube videos
Google confirmed a few months back that it was looking to build some studios in at least a few cities to give YouTube video makers a more professional workspace, and we now have our first good look ...
09:16 pm EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget New York Times ends support for official BlackBerry, WebOS apps
Looks like the New York Times is signaling the death knell for RIM, albeit subtly. In a move that surely underscores the withering faith content companies have for the once beloved platform, the ven...
08:49 pm EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget Nokia Maps for Windows Phone updated with route planner and Groupon integration
It feels like it was only yesterday that Nokia handed its Windows Phone Maps application a complete and quite hefty makeover, which, as we know, brought the addition of reviews and friends' photos t...
08:21 pm EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget Strategy Analytics: iPad keeps riding high in Q2 tablet market share, Android doesn't budge
The Apple iPad may as well be called the Teflon Tablet for now, since challengers can't quite stick. Thanks to those 17 million iPads shipped in the second quarter, Strategy Analytics estimates that...
07:52 pm EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget Huawei outs MediaPad 7 Lite with Ice Cream Sandwich, doesn't tell us when it's coming
Yesterday, we heard Huawei's 1H 2012 numbers had turned out positive for the most part -- which, of course, were helped in large part by having those rather popular Ascend D1 and P1 up for grabs in ...
07:26 pm EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget Fujitsu Stylistic M532 Android tablet cozies up to the FCC
Half a year has gone by with nary a word nor sighting, but it looks like Fujitsu's svelte Stylistic M532 tab is ready to break cover. Spotted in the FCC's database, the 10.1-inch Android slate bears...
07:01 pm EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget Twitter's cooking up a way for you to archive your old tweets, relive your Bieber fever again and again
Frustrated by a lack of access to your thoughts and feelings about world events and sandwiches circa 2008? Twitter's working on a way to let users export and download old tweets into a file, accordi...
06:35 pm EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget Microsoft teams up with shopping search engine for HTML5 digital catalogs
Dead tree product catalogs -- dated. Fortunate, then, at least for Mother Earth, that Microsoft's unveiled the results of its team-up with retail-focused search engine TheFind, several web-based Gli...
06:11 pm EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget Logitech's Skype TV Cam HD passes through FCC
Logitech isn't giving up on living room video chats just yet. Sure, the Revue and the Viera-friendly TV Cam failed to set the world on fire, but a new TV Cam HD just hit the FCC and appears poised t...
05:47 pm EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget Google search nerds out, adds full-button scientific calculator
Search is Google's bread and butter, so it stands to reason the company would want to cram in as much universal functionality to that unassuming text box as possible. After having integrated graphin...
05:24 pm EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget Microsoft confirms dates for BUILD 2012: October 30th to November 2nd in Redmond
Microsoft just announced the big launch date for Windows 8 last week, and it's now also confirmed the dates for another of the company's key events this year. The next BUILD conference will take pla...
05:17 pm EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget Video Store application for BlackBerry PlayBook now available in Canada
We all know things aren't exactly looking bright over at RIM's Waterloo HQ, but, thankfully, that's not keeping the company from taking care of its current and very valuable customer base. How so? W...
04:51 pm EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget CenturyLink gets $35 million FCC grant to connect 45,000 rural homes to the internet
CenturyLink has announced that it's getting $35 million from the FCC's Connect America Fund to hook 45,000 homes in rural areas up to the internet. The company isn't hiding its disappointment at the...
04:51 pm EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget CenturyLink gets $35 million FCC grant to connect 45,000 rural homes to the internet (updated)
CenturyLink has announced that it's getting $35 million from the FCC's Connect America Fund to hook 45,000 homes in rural areas up to the internet. The company isn't hiding its disappointment at the...
04:24 pm EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget Samsung SGH-i547 runs through certification gauntlets with quad-band LTE, shroud of mystery
Samsung is already cooking up a lot of mid-range phones for Sprint and Verizon in the near future. Why not throw an AT&T model on the stove? Based on a flood of certifications (and Samsung's own...
03:58 pm EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget X-Cap automatically protects your lens even if you forget
Most point-and-shoots have an integrated lens cap that closes off, protecting the delicate glass underneath the moment you're done taking shots. DSLR's and other interchangable-lens cameras? Well, y...
03:29 pm EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget Poll: Are you having problems downloading Mountain Lion?
We've been fielding a number of tips this morning from eager Apple users who have been experiencing issues downloading Apple's latest operating system update. There's the usual round of server error...
03:23 pm EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget AT&T reveals new multi-beam antenna tech for live events, could offer data speeds five times faster (video)
AT&T's improving its coverage at live events by establishing a new (impressive sounding) setup -- the five-beam multi-beam antenna. It works by dividing its customers' signals into five narrow p...
02:57 pm EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget Sigma R&D shows Kinect sign language and Jedi savvy to win gesture challenge (video)
Sigma R&D has won first prize in a gesture challenge to show just how much more talent -- like sign language translation and light saber fun -- can be unlocked in a Kinect. Normally the Microsof...
02:29 pm EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget Malware invades Apple's App Store for iOS, only harasses Windows users
Windows users can't catch a break with viruses, even when they're getting software for their Apple device. An app called "Instaquotes Quotes Cards for Instagram" was found to contain a worm called "...
01:59 pm EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget Apple unveils Safari 6: goes well with your new Mountain Lion (update: Windows version absent)
Apple's web browser has joined its latest OS, and joins the dots on a raft of new features that we've been promised for a while. These include iCloud tabs and a new tab view -- both Mountain Lion on...
01:58 pm EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget Apple updates iWork suite with support for Mountain Lion, Retina MacBook Pro
Looking for something else to download once you're finished with all 4.34GB of Mountain Lion? Then you'll be glad to know that Apple has now also updated its full iWork suite of applications for the...
01:44 pm EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget Cubify Invent: affordable design tool created just for 3D printing
There are plenty of design tools out there from SketchUp to Autodesk that can be used to create 3D-printable models. But none are really created from the ground up with additive manufacturing in min...
01:15 pm EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget Apple retires Lion from Mac App Store, there's a new king in town
Cue the video of 10.7 walking off into the sunset. Today is Mountain Lion day, and with the arrival of the new operating system comes the departure of its predecessor. Clicking the link for Lion wil...
01:03 pm EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget Pebble smartwatch will miss September shipping date, blames darn popularity
The latest update sent to Pebble's Kickstarter investors (and a few Engadget editors) is a double-edged one. After announcing that the smartwatch will be available in a new orange edition, the maker...
12:33 pm EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget Mountain Lion hits the Mac App Store, is one $20 credit card deduction away
You've read (or closely skimmed) the review, you've watched the video -- now it's time to fire up your downloading finger and see for yourself. The latest version of Apple OS X just hit the Mac App ...
12:31 pm EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget Apple OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 review
More Info Apple OS X Lion 10.7 review OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 in-depth preview OS X Mountain Lion: arrives on Macs next month, priced at $20 A lot has changed since early 2001. We've...
11:59 am EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III replaces check-in, keycard, TV remote and AC control in Olympic hotel
Samsung has turned the Galaxy S III into the ultimate hotel accessory in preparation for the Olympics. It's equipped 40 rooms in London's Stratford Holiday Inn to use the official smartphone of 2012...
11:23 am EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget Broadcom promises triple-speed 5G WiFi for mobiles in early 2013
5G WiFi, aka 802.11ac, aka muy rapido. We don't just want it in routers and laptops, we want it everywhere -- which is why Broadcom's firm date of Q1 2013 for its BCM4335 mobile chip is good news. Th...
11:01 am EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget Bots edit Wikipedia, clean up your nonsense
Wikipedia, a triumph of human effort, knowledge and collaboration... or so we thought. Turns out that along with the tens of thousands of brains regularly editing the online encyclopedia, hundreds o...
10:30 am EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget O2 offering free WiFi around London's busiest streets
O2 is making good on its promise to coat the busiest parts of London in free WiFi. Between now and the end of July, seven locations including Oxford Street, Regent Street, Exhibition Road, Leicester...
10:01 am EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget PSA: PlayStation Network scheduled maintenance in Europe starts tomorrow
European gamers are warned to get something else to do from Thursday afternoon. Sony's PlayStation Network is set to go offline on that side of the Atlantic starting from 4PM GMT tomorrow, through to...
09:49 am EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget VIA makes its first ARM-based Pico-ITX board, adds dual graphics for your in-car pleasure
VIA has only ever really had a dalliance with ARM; the VAB-800 might be a sign that it's willing to go steady for awhile. As the company's first Pico-ITX board with an ARM chip, the 800 stuffs up to...
09:01 am EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III update sheds universal search feature on international model
The Sprint flavor of Samsung's latest flagship isn't the only one to feel the gentle tug of patent warfare. According to Android Central (and several XDA Developers forum members), the latest OTA up...
08:53 am EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget Japan LTE growth continues, NTT DoCoMo adds a million users in under 2 months
As British readers bang their heads on desks, and LTE remains something perpetually happening "next year," another island nation is very much on-board with the new tech. NTT DoCoMo, one of Japan's b...
08:24 am EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget Google regulatory filings reveal Motorola's worth: IP is nearly half of the company's value
Google's most recent filing to the SEC has revealed how the company came to that $12.4 billion valuation of Motorola. Unsurprisingly, its intellectual property portfolio comprised the bulk of the pr...
07:46 am EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget Nintendo Q1 results: Wii sales cut in half since 2011, but 3DS sales more than double
Nintendo's results for the latest quarter reveal growth in profit for the Japanese games maker. Gross profit totaled 24.9 million yen -- more than double that made from last year's Q1. Developing......
07:43 am EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget London bans wireless access points, joy, kittens from the Olympics
If you thought the list of banned items at the Olympic Games couldn't get any longer, now the IOC is gunning for that mobile hotspot in your pocket. The prohibited list includes all of the things yo...
07:12 am EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget Canon reports higher profits, lower net income in Q2, points finger at pricey yen
Canon's financial results for Q2 2012 reveal an operating profit 18 percent greater than the results from the same quarter last year. However, net income has dropped from 61.5 million yen to 51.7 mi...
07:05 am EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget Big Fish Unlimited lets gamers resume play on mobile, PC and TV, stay distracted at all times (video)
The perpetual crisis of casual gaming is that need for just one... more... turn. After all, those 29 levels of progress aren't coming with you to the office, are they? Big Fish Games wants to ease o...
07:05 am EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget Big Fish Unlimited lets gamers resume play on mobile, PC and TV, stay distracted at all times (update: HTML5 explained)
The perpetual crisis of casual gaming is that need for just one... more... turn. After all, those 29 levels of progress aren't coming with you to the office, are they? Big Fish Games wants to ease o...
06:48 am EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget ARM sees earnings surge 23 percent, tests forecasters' patience
Just when financial boffins expected ARM's consistent double-digit growth to slow-down, the company has beaten their projections with a 23 percent rise in pre-tax profit. It made £66.5 million...
06:48 am EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget ARM sees profit surge 23 percent, tests forecasters' patience
Just when financial boffins expected ARM's consistent double-digit growth to slow-down, the company has beaten their projections with a 23 percent rise in pre-tax profit compared to Q2 of last year....
06:26 am EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget Angry Birds with gesture controls collides with select Samsung Smart TVs
We first caught wind of Angry Birds' impending arrival on Samsung Smart TVs earlier this month, and now the war against pigs is available as a free download on some of the company's silver screens. ...
05:45 am EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget Kipon preps Canon EF lens adapters for Micro Four Thirds, NEX cameras with electronic control
Adapters to fit Canon's EF lenses on Micro Four Thirds and NEX camera bodies most definitely aren't new. Without any electronic link, though, that Lumix GX1 or NEX-F3 owner has had to focus by hand,...
05:00 am EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget Fujifilm unwraps FinePix F800EXR camera with wireless sharing to Android, iOS
If your company doesn't have a camera with WiFi sharing somewhere in your lineup, many will say you're not even in the photography game. Fujifilm is definitely playing: welcome the FinePix F800EXR, ...
04:36 am EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget LG Q2 2012 earnings show a loss on cellphones, but higher profits overall thanks to home theater
LG has released its earnings statement for the Q2 2012 period, the claim of "turning a corner" in Q1 has just managed to hold up as it registered net profits of $138 million, up 46 percent from the ...
03:33 am EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget Nao humanoid climbs spiral staircase, breakfast in bed is around the corner (video)
Robots can clean your pool and pick up after your lavish dinner parties, but what use is Mr. Nao when you're ringing for a nightcap from the comfort of your second-floor bedroom? Okay, so we've seen...
02:53 am EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 309 - 07.24.2012
We've survived the great DirecTV / Viacom slapfight, somehow. After many days in the wilderness we have returned with a new episode of the podcast and despite the summer doldrums, developments like t...
02:12 am EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget Virgin Media coats millionth TiVo in Gold (Gold!), always believed in your soul
Companies might not be able to mention that big sporting event, but that doesn't stop them from being clever. Virgin Media UK is one such enterprise, which decided to award its millionth TiVo custom...
01:36 am EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget Security researchers find new wafer-thin ATM card skimmers in use
ATM card skimming is hardly a new activity, and neither are card skimmers that continue to get smaller and more discreet. As Brian Krebs of the Krebs on Security blog reports, though, a new developm...
12:54 am EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget IBM cluster powers Murchison Widefield Array's radio telescope, answers mysteries of the universe faster than ever (video)
Radio telescope operators have as much of a problem coping with the avalanche of data as getting that information in the first place. The Victoria University of Wellington is all too aware and is le...
12:18 am EDT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Engadget Thunderbolt-equipped Drobo 5D and Drobo Mini storage devices now up for pre-order
Hankering for a Drobo with Thunderbolt? They're here... almost. Starting today, consumers far and wide can place their pre-orders for the Drobo 5D and the Drobo Mini. As a refresher, the former is a ...
11:49 pm EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Details on Jelly Bean for Xoom WiFi spill early, prepares to be served in the US
Rumor has it that Xoom WiFi owners in the US could soon be on the receiving end of yet another software update, though this time 'round it'd be a virtual jar full of that colorful and buttery smooth...
11:49 pm EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Jelly Bean details spill for US Motorola Xoom WiFi
Rumor has it that Xoom WiFi owners in the US could soon be on the receiving end of yet another software update, though this time 'round it'd be a virtual jar full of that colorful and buttery smooth...
11:22 pm EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget KCRW launches MALCOLM music service to help indie bands in need
Being a DJ at radio station can be an embarrassment of riches. And really, who's going to listen to you complain about having too much music to listen to? Santa Monica's terrifically wonderful publi...
10:57 pm EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget MSI GT60 and GT70 gaming laptops get NVIDIA GTX 680M graphics, available now from $1,899
MSI introduced the GT60 and GT70 notebooks in March, and the latter has already received an upgrade to NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 675M GPU. Now both laptops are taking another step up, this time to the Ge...
10:34 pm EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Hacker finds flaw in hotel locks, can ruin your vacation with $50 DIY gadget
Admittedly, the headline is designed to get your dander up. You're in no immediate danger of a technologically-gifted thief plugging a couple of wires into your hotel door and making off with your s...
10:10 pm EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Nexus Q starts shipping in earnest from Google Play, social streaming reaches our doors in five days
The Nexus Q media streamer might not have generated the same kind of mania as the Nexus 7 tablet, but it's still good news that Google is now shipping its mysteriously social orb. Google Play has th...
10:07 pm EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro (APQ8064) MDP benchmarks blow away the competition
As mentioned earlier, we've just gotten our hands on Qualcomm's latest development platform to see how its first quad core chipset fares. And boy, that APQ8064 really doesn't disappoint, but it shou...
10:07 pm EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro (APQ8064) MDP benchmarks blow away the competition (update: video)
As mentioned earlier, we've just gotten our hands on Qualcomm's latest development platform to see how its first quad core chipset fares. And boy, that APQ8064 really doesn't disappoint, but it shou...
09:47 pm EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Huawei 1H 2012: profits dropped 22 percent, still made $1.37 billion
Huawei's financial figures for the first six months of 2012 reveal that the Chinese behemoth brought in turnover of 102.7 billion yuan ($16.08 billion), making a profit of 8.79 billion yuan ($1.37 b...
09:24 pm EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Ford C-Max Energi pricing: $29,995 after a federal tax credit, available this fall
Ford already spilled the beans on its $25,995 C-Max Hybrid (shown in the vid just after the break), but those anxiously awaiting more surrounding the C-Max Energi can finally start saving a precise ...
08:53 pm EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Apple's Q3 hardware sales by the numbers: 17 million iPads, 26 million iPhones, 4 million Macs
Apple's out with its third quarter financials today and, as is customary, it's provided some sales figures for all of its big hardware categories. Those are headlined by record sales of the iPad, wh...
08:37 pm EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Apple to release OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion tomorrow
Apple just confirmed in its Q3 2012 earnings report that Mountain Lion is coming tomorrow. The hotly anticipated 10.8 version of OS X brings with it a host of new features, as we've expounded upon i...
08:30 pm EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Apple announces Q3 2012 earnings: $35 billion revenue, $8.8 billion in net profits
It's hard to believe its been just three months since we were here last, but it's true. It's already earnings season again and, in the feast of financial conference calls, Apple is an entree. Not su...
08:30 pm EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Apple announces Q3 2012 earnings: $35 billion revenue, $8.8 billion in net profits, declares another dividend
It's hard to believe its been just three months since we were here last, but it's true. It's already earnings season again and, in the feast of financial conference calls, Apple is an entree. Not su...
08:22 pm EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Box shares the app love with Windows Phone, hopes SkyDrive doesn't get special treatment
Up until now, Box.net (otherwise simply known as Box) had been quietly snubbing the Windows Phone platform altogether, but today's the day the cloud service finally ports its storage and sharing goo...
08:07 pm EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Netflix Q2 2012 earnings: 530,000 more US subscribers and a return to profitability
Netflix recently let it drop that its users clocked in more than one billion hours of content-viewing in the month of June alone, although the big question for CEO Reed Hastings is how that relates ...
07:58 pm EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 Pro quad core dev tablet now available for $1,299
For those keen beans out there who want to get an early taste of Qualcomm's first quad-core chipset, news just came in that starting today BSQUARE, the usual distributor of Qualcomm dev kits, is off...
07:58 pm EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 Pro quad core dev tablet now available for $1,299 (update: spec sheet)
For those keen beans out there who want to get an early taste of Qualcomm's first quad-core chipset, news just came in that starting today BSQUARE, the usual distributor of Qualcomm dev kits, is off...
07:44 pm EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Droid X360 goes for the KIRF prize, antagonizes Microsoft, Motorola and Sony at the same time (video)
Can we establish a KIRF award for Most Likely to Invite Multiple Lawsuits? If so, Long Xun Software would have to claim the statuette for its Droid X360, at least if it dared set foot in the US. Thi...
07:29 pm EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Google fetes 40 years of Landsat with new timelapse videos of Earth
Compared to Landsat, which has been beaming photos of our planet since 1972, Mountain View is a cartographic newb. But Google Earth drove geospatial interest into the stratosphere when it launched i...
07:14 pm EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget AMD exec behind Wii and Xbox 360 graphics jumps the fence to NVIDIA
AMD has been suffering a conspicuous brain drain, with executives like ATI veteran Rick Bergman and CTO Eric Demers crossing over to tangentially or directly competitive companies like NVIDIA and Qu...
06:44 pm EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Pixar Image Computer surfaces on eBay, $25k will let you buy it now
Still have another cube-sized hole in your vintage computer collection? Then you may be interested in this rare specimen that's currently up for auction on eBay. Long before Pixar produced its first...
06:27 pm EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity hits the UK on August 31st, priced at 600 for 64GB model
While we've known the pricing and availability attached to ASUS' new flagship slate in the US for some time now, UKers had been left to wonder when they'd finally be able to get their eager palms on...
06:11 pm EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Apple secures multitouch-related patent dating back to 1995 from inventor
Apple has come into possession of a number of patents owned by Canadian inventor Timothy R. Pryor in recent years (see the More Coverage link below for a few examples), and it's just today been gran...
05:56 pm EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Viber's VoIP iPhone, Android apps updated with enhanced UI, group messaging and more
It's safe to say Viber's VoIP applications have been somewhat of a hit since the early days on Android and iPhone. Now, looking to build up on that humble success, Viber's updating these apps to ver...
05:40 pm EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Qualcomm pairs up with Delta Motorsport, flirts with Renault for Halo wireless charging trials
Qualcomm will be trialling its wireless charging system in London later this year, adding two names to turn Qualcomm Halo from a Australian science project into reality. It's teaming up with Delta M...
05:24 pm EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Lytro finally rolls out Windows desktop software, celebrates with free shipping
As cool as the Lytro camera's post-picture taking focusing technology is, it's hard to overlook some of the product's shortcomings -- not the least of which is the fact that the company only offered...
05:07 pm EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Shocker! Three's unlimited data adopters use lots of 3G
Three, a UK mobile network provider specializing in unlimited data packages, has reported that its customers are talking full advantage of their plans. Specifically, the average monthly usage has mo...
04:50 pm EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Is Qualcomm considering an AR benchmark as 'the mother of all tests'?
Today at the Qualcomm mobile benchmarking workshop in San Francisco Jon Peddie of Jon Peddie Research suggested that using augmented reality (AR) to test the performance mobile devices could be "the...
04:26 pm EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Intel porting Jelly Bean to its Atom architecture, is in no hurry to tell you when it's done
Intel has revealed that it's working on bringing Jelly Bean to its low-power Atom architecture. In an email to PC World, company rep Suzy Greenberg confirmed the project was ongoing, but didn't offe...
04:12 pm EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Comcast doubles broadband speeds 'in certain markets,' launches 305Mbps Xfinity Platinum service
Comcast has just done the deed -- following a rumor on the matter, it's launching 305Mbps (down) / 65Mbps (up) Xfinity Platinum internet service in the highly populated Northeast division of the Uni...
03:51 pm EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Apple to present at Black Hat conference for first time, talk about iOS' padlocks
Apple is taking a different, more cautious tack when it comes to security these days. That doesn't make it any less surprising that the company is planning to give a presentation at the Black Hat co...
03:24 pm EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Dell Precision M4700, M6700 business laptops get suited up for quiet debut
Quietly, and without fanfare, Dell snuck out its new pair of hardcore business laptops onto its storefront. Both the Precision M4700 and M6700 come with Ivy Bridge CPUs and a wealth of build-to-orde...
03:24 pm EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Dell Precision M4700, M6700 business laptops suit up (update)
Dell just put out its new hardcore business laptops onto its storefront. Both the Precision M4700 and M6700 come with Ivy Bridge CPUs and a wealth of build-to-order options including Red Hat Linux -...
03:00 pm EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget AOL redesigns its Play music player app for the Kindle Fire, premium version is free tomorrow
Well, looky here. Engadget's very own parent company AOL has released its Play music player app for Kindle Fire, and the interface here is actually considerably different from what you'd get on the ...
02:39 pm EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Redbox Instant enters alpha testing with help from Verizon
It's been a long, long road but Redbox's streaming movie service is finally crawling towards reality. In February the DVD vending company announced a partnership with Verizon that would finally ushe...
02:39 pm EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Redbox Instant enters alpha testing with help from Verizon (updated)
It's been a long, long road but Redbox's streaming movie service is finally crawling towards reality. In February the DVD vending company announced a partnership with Verizon that would finally ushe...
02:15 pm EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Corning and Samsung plan LCD glass plant in China, may toughen up a few laptop screens
Corning and Samsung were the best of friends well before even the Lotus Glass deal, but the relationship just got a little cozier. The two have agreed to build a plant in China's industry-heavy Wuxi...
02:07 pm EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Nike+ Kinect Training arrives October 30th, looks to whip you into shape for $50
We caught a glimpse of that Nike+ Kinect Training had to offer back at E3. Now, we'll all be able to give it our best shot just before the holiday season. The Kinect exercise title for the Xbox ...
02:01 pm EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Amazon puts 50MB limit on 3G Kindle's 'free' experimental browser
Sad news for global freeloaders travellers looking to keep up with Gmail and Twitter on their Amazon e-reader. The online book seller has started closing in on excessive free web browsing, policing ...
01:41 pm EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Scientists create first computer simulation of a complete organism
Everyone, meet Mycoplasma genitalium, the subject of many scientific papers, even more vists to the clinic and now the first organism to be entirely recreated in binary. Computer models are often use...
01:22 pm EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Motorola Droid RAZR HD raises hopes during its brief encounter with the FCC?
What do we know about Motorola's Droid RAZR HD? It's likely to arrive clad in a Kevlar body, run Ice Cream Sandwich and be quick off the blocks. Now we can possibly start looking forward to a releas...
12:49 pm EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget European Commission investigating 13 companies for optical drive price fixing
The European Commission is digging it its heels and officially launching an investigation into 13 companies for allegedly rigging bids on optical drives with at least two major OEMs. The companies h...
12:29 pm EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget LG's voice recognition app studies English, aims to pass the test next year
LG's Quick Voice app's monolingual status shouldn't last long. After a quick restyle -- it's now Q Voice -- the app is gearing up to launch internationally with an English language version ready for...
12:15 pm EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget 7digital launches early digital music store for Windows 8, available now on Preview version
Digital music store 7digital has announced that it's launching a Windows 8-based version -- and you can even shop around on the preview iteration, ahead of the operating system's October launch date...
11:39 am EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget AT&T reports Q2 results: revenue of $31.6 billion and 'best ever' profit margins
AT&T has announced Q2 revenue of $31.6 billion dollars with a ten percent increase in earnings year-over-year and "best-ever" postpaid, prepaid and total wireless churn. The company sold 5.1 mil...
11:39 am EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget AT&T reports Q2 results: revenue of $31.6 billion and 'best-ever' profit margins
AT&T has announced Q2 revenue of $31.6 billion dollars with a ten percent increase in earnings year-over-year, "best-ever" (in other words, lowest) postpaid, prepaid and total wireless churn, an...
11:39 am EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget AT&T's Q2: 5.1 million smartphones sold helps make a $6.8 billion profit
AT&T has announced its second-quarter results, posting revenues of $31.6 billion and income of $6.8 billion for the three month period. The company sold 5.1 million smartphones, fewer than the 5...
11:15 am EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Apple demands $2.02, plus $3.10... equals a total of $2.5 billion in Samsung damages
How big is $2.525 billion when you're Apple? It won't affect living standards in Cupertino, that's for sure, but it's evidently enough to be worth hauling a rival through the US courts. The figure is...
10:54 am EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Vizio Co-Star Google TV set-top box is up for pre-order, $100 brings it your way in August
As promised, Vizio has starting taking pre-orders for its Co-Star Google TV box. For a penny less than a Benjamin, it adds the new Google TV experience to your existing setup, and brings along its r...
10:13 am EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Ben Heck talks about fitting custom 3D printer in briefcase, Q nods in approval (video)
The last time we ran into Ben Heck, the tinkerer extraordinaire was waxing poetic at Maker Faire about the Raspberry Pi and cheese curds. One more thing he also talked about, however, was his latest...
09:27 am EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Apple wins EU-wide injunction against Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7
Word around the mulberry bush is that Apple has just won itself a Europe-wide injunction against the sale of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, in case anyone still wanted to buy that tablet now that the N...
09:27 am EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Apple wins 'EU-wide' injunction against Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7
Word around the mulberry bush is that Apple has just won itself a Europe-wide injunction against the sale of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, in case anyone still wanted to buy that tablet now that the N...
09:27 am EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Apple wins 'EU-wide' injunction against Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, denied on 10.1 ban
Word around the mulberry bush is that Apple has just won itself a Europe-wide injunction against the sale of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, in case anyone still wanted to buy that tablet now that the N...
09:13 am EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Researchers develop femtosecond laser that can diagnose, blast cancerous tumors
Researchers at the University of Tennessee's Center for Laser Applications have developed a femtosecond laser that can non-invasively diagnose, map, irradiate and burn cancerous tumors. Utilizing a ...
08:31 am EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget BlackBerry PlayBook with 4G LTE may reach Bell by July 31st, 1.5GHz chip tagging along for the ride
RIM has been planning a 4G-capable BlackBerry PlayBook for so long that CEO Thorsten Heins' promises of a 2012 launch still made it feel distant. If Bell Canada information breezing past MobileSyrup...
07:47 am EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Microsoft to Windows RT OEMs 'If your name's not on the list, you're not making a tablet'
China Times is reporting that Microsoft is only letting an elite few companies build Windows RT tablets in order to focus its research and development resources. It asked three chipmakers to pick up...
07:47 am EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Microsoft to Windows RT OEMs: 'If your name's not on the list, you're not making a tablet'
China Times is reporting that Microsoft is only letting an elite few companies build Windows RT tablets in order to focus its research and development resources. It asked three chipmakers to pick up...
07:33 am EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Nokia completes acquisiton of Scalado's imaging tech and developers
It's taken just over a month for Nokia to get everything in place, but its now announced that around 50 "world-class imaging specialists" have joined Espoo's already substantial mobile imaging depar...
07:19 am EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Android Jelly Bean OS manages speedy launch on ZTE's N880E smartphone
Unless you've been buying your Android gadgets exclusively from Google's Play store, chances to get your hands on the latest iteration of its mobile OS are still pretty rare. Color us surprised, the...
06:39 am EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Yet another Ofcom report promises UK LTE spectrum sale within five months, rollout in mid-2013
The long wait for LTE in the UK has already brought new levels of cynicism to a once earnest and optimistic nation, but now, finally, Ofcom has set itself a deadline for auctioning off the prized 4G...
06:28 am EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget NTP reaches agreement with 13 patent defendents including Apple, Microsoft and Google
One of the original "non-manufacturing IP firms," NTP, has just signed an agreement with 13 of the companies it sued for infringing its email patents. The tech industry whales paying for licenses in...
06:28 am EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget NTP reaches agreement with 13 patent defendants including Apple, Microsoft and Google
One of the original "non-manufacturing IP firms," NTP, has just signed an agreement with 13 of the companies it sued for infringing its email patents. The tech industry whales paying for licenses in...
05:53 am EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget ARM and TSMC team up on 64-bit chips and FinFET transistors
ARM and TSMC are renewing their vows and plan to continue collaborating well into the future, as they work to optimize the 64-bit v8 architecture for the Taiwanese company's FinFET transistor tech. ...
04:49 am EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Metalab wires its Blinkenwall to run from Commodore 64, gives no word on the obligatory Tetris port (video)
We've seen some ambitious Blinkenwalls in our time. Nearly all of the attention is unsurprisingly focused on the wall, however, and not on the often clever hardware and software behind it. Vienna's ...
04:00 am EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget iRobot, InTouch Health unveil RP-VITA telepresence robot, let doctors phone in bedside manner
In case you missed the memo, there's quite a bit more to iRobot than adorable autonomous vacuums -- these days the firm works on military projects, consumer electronics and tablet-controlled telepre...
03:14 am EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Microsoft digs deep into Windows 8's hardware graphics boost, says fast just isn't slick enough
While Microsoft has been exploring the sensory experiences that will go into Windows 8, like sight and touch, there's only one thing that many enthusiasts care about: speed. To their delight, Redmon...
02:27 am EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Arduino Leonardo finally launches with new pin layout, lower price (video)
We caught our first glimpse at the new, simplified Arduino Leonardo at Maker Faire back in September of last year. At the time, we were promised a late October shipping date, but it failed to materi...
01:39 am EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Edifier's Spinnaker Bluetooth speaker system promises not to hurt you, sells for $350
Despite what you might be thinking, what you're seeing above isn't a pair of sleek and very polished viking horns -- instead, you're gawking at an eccentric set of Bluetooth speakers. Adequately dub...
12:48 am EDT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Engadget Project Holodeck and Oculus Rift hope to kickstart every gamers' VR dream for $500 (video)
Star Trek: The Next Generation may be coming to your living rooms soon courtesy of some hot new Blu-ray pressing, but one of the most compelling pieces of the technology shown on that series still r...
11:59 pm EDT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Stellar pops up in Verizon docs, might light up our skies soon
Having launched an all-out blitz on the high-end of US smartphones, Samsung must be eager to conquer the mid-range as well. A Verizon rebate list finding its way to Droid-Life has the previously unk...
11:26 pm EDT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Engadget Must See HDTV (July 23rd - 29th)
2012 London Summer Olympics The Summer Olympics kick off this week in London, and you'll want to have your TV, computer and mobile devices at the ready. This time around NBC has made the laudable st...
11:17 pm EDT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Engadget Biostar Hi-Fi Z77X gives audiophiles 7.1-channel analog sound, overpriced cables thankfully optional
There haven't been many choices in PC motherboards for audiophiles -- the 'real' kind that might see even a good dedicated sound card as slumming it. Biostar wants to fill that untapped niche with t...
10:37 pm EDT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Engadget USB Power Delivery spec upped to 100W, aims to make proprietary power connectors obsolete
The battle between Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 has only recently begun in earnest, what with mobo's finally emerging to give non-Mac computers access to the 10Gbps interface. While USB 3.0 can't match Th...
10:01 pm EDT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Engadget Sally Ride, first American woman in space, dies at 61
It's a sad day for space travel. Sally Ride, the first American woman to ever travel to space, has died at the age of 61 after a bout with pancreatic cancer. She's best known for breaking NASA's gen...
10:01 pm EDT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Engadget Sally Ride, first American woman in space, dies at 61 (updated)
It's a sad day for space travel. Sally Ride, the first American woman to ever travel to space, has died at the age of 61 after a bout with pancreatic cancer. She's best known for breaking NASA's gen...
09:45 pm EDT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Engadget A50 Audio System review: Astro Gaming's latest wireless headset (mostly) pwns in 7.1
Alright, so you've been successfully pwning n00bz in Battlefield and Call of Duty, but lately you've decided your rig could benefit from one of those surround sound headsets that everyone says will ...
09:24 pm EDT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Engadget Juggernaut Alpha with Windows Phone 8 appears in benchmarks, shows how sharp it might be
A while back, we spotted the Juggernaut Alpha's unique and hard-to-forget moniker in a document listing a number of alleged upcoming Windows Phone 8 handsets, and now the device has managed to land ...
08:55 pm EDT - Mon, July 23, 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...
08:26 pm EDT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Engadget Lenovo IdeaTab S2110 quietly goes on sale as the Gobots of transforming tablets
Lenovo's 10-inch IdeaTab S2 was one of the belles of its CES ball in offering a distinctly Transformer Pad-like experience for those not beholden to ASUS' view of the world. While there wasn't much ...
07:52 pm EDT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Engadget Canon EOS M mirrorless camera hands-on (video)
There have been plenty of false alarms in recent months, but Canon's first mirrorless interchangeable lens camera (ILC) is finally here -- in fact, we're holding it in our hands. The EOS M is clearl...
07:27 pm EDT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Engadget Nintendo's transparent 3DS XL poses for the camera, makes you wish you had one
We know what you're likely thinking: "I want this. I want it now" -- or, you know, something along those lines. Unfortunately, don't expect this transparent beauty to show up at retail stores when t...
06:59 pm EDT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Engadget Fake jellyfish made from rat cells have a place in our hearts (video)
There's a whole sea of jellyfish out there ready to sting indiscriminately. So, why do we keep trying to make them? Scientists from Harvard and Caltech have a pretty good reason for creating fake je...
06:35 pm EDT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Engadget Netgear WiFi Booster for Mobile keeps handhelds connected for $39.99, back porch streamers rejoice
Ah, yes. We all dread the fickle beasts known as WiFi deadspots. Luckily, Netgear wants you to keep that comfy seat or maneuver around the homestead without losing that Breaking Badstream. The outfit...
06:09 pm EDT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Engadget Toshiba REGZA T-02D smartphone launches in Japan: 'New AMOLED Plus' display, old resolution
Confusingly announced by Fujitsu, the Toshiba Regza T-02D will settle into a wall of similarly bright-colored, good-looking smartphones in NTT DoCoMo stores starting this week. The (Japan-only) phon...
05:38 pm EDT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Engadget Qualcomm axes its own Mirasol production, will only bring some devices to market itself
Talk about flying under the radar. While everyone's focus on Qualcomm's results last week centered on the mobile chip business going gangbusters, the company quietly revealed during its fiscal resul...
05:30 pm EDT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Engadget News Corp launches Amplify educational unit, with help from AT&T (video)
In light of recent scandals, it's hard not to see this as a bit of image rehabilitation, but we'll do our best to take it at face value. News Corp is bringing its 18-month-old educational division t...
04:41 pm EDT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Engadget BioSoles know you're you within three steps, deter shoe bandits
It's no secret that everyone has a unique swagger -- so much so it can be used for identification. Many are working on this for biometric security, including a team at Carnegie Mellon University and...
04:14 pm EDT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Engadget Avanti launches prepaid, Ka-band satellite internet access, wants us Yelping from the Alps
Avanti has been beaming satellite broadband to Europe for awhile, but it's been tied to a subscription through carrier deals. That's a tough sell to customers who, by definition, don't want to be t...
03:49 pm EDT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy Reverb details echo across the twittersphere
If the now-deleted @evleaks is / was to be believed, Samsung is preparing a low-price handset for Sprint's big yellow network. The pulled feed revealed that the Galaxy Reverb (SPH-M950) will pack a ...
03:24 pm EDT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Engadget Mojang sued for alleged patent infringement in Android version of Minecraft
Mojang has seen the sort of success that most game developers dream of with Minecraft, but it looks like it's now also found itself thrust into the rarely desirable world of patent lawsuits. As reve...
03:01 pm EDT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win one of two Samsung Galaxy Notes, courtesy of 1SaleADay!
Is it a phone, a tablet or a fabulous phablet? You can call it whatever you want, but we're going to throw it into a new category for two days: free. Indeed, we have two unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note...
02:42 pm EDT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Engadget Judge calls Samsung vs. Apple 3G suit 'ridiculous,' suggests mediation instead
Annabelle Bennett is no stranger to Apple/Samsung litigation -- the Federal Court of Australia judge has had a hand in the companies' disputes for at least the past year. And it would appear that she...
02:24 pm EDT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 appears in 30-second commercial (video)
If -- for some outlandish reason -- you were still doubting the imminent release of the Galaxy Note 10.1, let us invite you to have a peek at the video just after the break. Sure enough, it's an off...
02:13 pm EDT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Engadget Google takes Nexus 7 camping for its first ad, can afford to pack light (video)
There's more than a small amount of fervor swirling around the Nexus 7, so it only makes sense that Google wants to seize the moment and pitch its first Nexus tablet to the world. Its first commerci...
01:51 pm EDT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Engadget Moving trash can catches your waste, annoys Larry Bird (video)
Just when you thought developments in trash can technology hadn't moved too far since the trusted b-ball backboard accessory, a Japanese genius comes along to raise the bar. Modder FRP has created t...
01:23 pm EDT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Engadget Visualized: Telescope aboard suborbital NASA rocket takes clearest ever images of sun (video)
NASA has shown just what it can do with the short window of science allowed by its "sounding" or sensor-equipped suborbital rockets -- having taken the sharpest pictures ever of the sun's corona. A ...
12:59 pm EDT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Engadget LG's 27-inch V720 all-in-one PCs pop up on Flickr, IPS and optional Ivy Bridge in tow
LG has unveiled the V720, a new series of all-in-one PCs, featuring 27-inch IPS HD panels and an Intel Ivy Bridge processor option. The line consists of a high-end model with Intel's 3rd generation ...
12:35 pm EDT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Engadget Amazon plans for 'five or six' new tablets, will include 10-inch model, says Staples president
While we expect Amazon to refresh its Kindle Fire tablet sooner rather than later, Demos Parneros, president of US retail for Staples, has told Reuters that the online book-seller has bigger plans, ...
12:17 pm EDT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Engadget Plex Android app updated with remote control from mobile devices, new transcoding
While it was exciting to hear that XBMC is making its way to Android, the Plex media center has been on the platform since last year and was recently updated with a few new features. Version 2.2.0.5...
11:51 am EDT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Engadget Honda serves up first Fit EV to California couple, no gasoline aftertaste
Honda has handed over the keys for its first 118 MPGe Fit EV to Californians Matt and Becky Walton -- although they'll have to hand 'em back in a few years. The delivery kicks off a rollout starting...
11:23 am EDT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Engadget Next-generation Xiaomi Phone rumored to house quad-core processor, 720p display
Following last year's launch of its potent, price-savvy Android smartphone, Xiaomi is already purportedly crafting its even more powerful successor. Alongside a bundle of blurry cam images, leaks fr...
10:05 am EDT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Engadget Yahoo shows off Beyond Gold Olympics app for its connected HDTVs
While NBC has already shown off its official Olympics apps for mobile devices, Yahoo is readying an onscreen companion app for connected TVs built on its widgets. While smart TV platforms and boxes ...
09:11 am EDT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Engadget Canon EOS M video shows off touchscreen UI, accessories, color variants (updated: link to sample images)
Welcome to the land of good complexions, whiny mopeds and surprisingly early Canon hands-on videos. While most English-speaking journos have only been given the briefest glimpse of the new $800 mirr...
08:24 am EDT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Engadget Nintendo 3DS XL sports less reflective screen than its predecessor, improved parallax effect
Supersized screens may be the centerpiece of Nintendo's 3DS XL, but a new Iwata Asks interview reveals that its top display packs some new anti-glare tech too. Takashi Murakami, from the company's M...
07:24 am EDT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Engadget Marvel's Cinematic Universe Blu-ray set gets its own trailer (video)
If you didn't head down to Comic-Con and check out the Marvel Cinematic Universe Blu-ray boxed set and its special case for yourself, Marvel has put together a video trailer. From the S.H.I.E.L.D. b...
06:22 am EDT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Engadget Kyocera Rise linked to Sprint and Virgin Mobile in leak, clue vanishes in a hot minute
Kyocera has already committed to launching the Hydro with Boost Mobile next month, but the Rise is still the bridesmaid, and not a bride -- at least, not until a blink-and-you'll-miss-it leak that e...
05:03 am EDT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Engadget Financial Times: Nokia mulling revenue split with carriers for Windows Phone 8
The Financial Times has reported that Nokia is in "exploratory" talks with several European carriers to share revenue for its upcoming Windows Phone 8 handsets in exchange for dedicated support. Thi...
04:00 am EDT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Engadget Canon unveils EOS M mirrorless: 18 MP APS-C, EF compatibility, $800 in October with 22mm lens
Rumors of a Canon mirrorless camera have circled the web since long before Nikon's foray into the compact ILC space. And while that manufacturer's model fell far short of some expectations, it appea...
02:36 am EDT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Engadget Proview sued by its iPad court case law firm, owes 2.4 million dollars in legal fees
Guess who's hasn't yet gotten its share of Proview's recently acquired $60 million? The lawyers that helped it win the iPad trademark dispute in China. According to Sina Tech, Grandall Law Firm conf...
02:36 am EDT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Engadget Proview sued by its iPad court case law firm, owes at least 2.4 million dollars in legal fees
Guess who hasn't yet gotten its share of Proview's recently acquired $60 million? Ironically, it's the lawyers that helped it win the iPad trademark dispute in China. According to Sina Tech, Grandal...
02:30 am EDT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Engadget How would you change the Mad Catz MLG Pro for PS3?
Mad Catz' MLG Pro Circuit controller is aimed squarely at those who play games professionally -- or would like to. We put the PS3 version of the handset through its paces and found that while it's h...
01:16 am EDT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of July 16th, 2012
Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so ...
12:41 am EDT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Engadget Galaxy S III sales breach 10 million, satisfy Samsung executives
Wondering if Samsung's new flagship has hit its sales goal yet? Breathe out -- it did. According to Yonhap, Shin Jong-kyun, head of Samsung's information technology and mobile communication division...
11:51 pm EDT - Sun, July 22, 2012
Engadget ASUS loads P8Z77V with USB attached SCSI, beats Windows 8 to the punch
There's no doubt about it, USB 3.0 is wicked fast when pitted against its predecessors -- but the ancient bulk-only transport protocol it uses is showing its age. Some newer external drives hope sid...
09:46 pm EDT - Sun, July 22, 2012
Engadget Switched On: An Office outside the Metro
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. The two worlds of Windows 8 -- one: a traditional desktop UI and the other: the touch-optimized Metro UI -- can, at ...
08:16 pm EDT - Sun, July 22, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: Radian lets you use your camera, iPhone and Android device for time lapse projects (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...
06:42 pm EDT - Sun, July 22, 2012
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 146 - 07.22.2012
In the dead of summer, what's the easiest way to stay super-cool whilst keeping up with the hottest news in portable communications technology? Why, it's sticking a 120-minute cassette of the Engadg...
05:40 pm EDT - Sun, July 22, 2012
Engadget Nielsen to use watermarks to enhance local channel rating accuracy
While we're watching our favorite shows in HD, it's easy to forget that they live and die by ratings, and those ratings aren't always collected with the latest technology. In an effort to improve th...
03:29 pm EDT - Sun, July 22, 2012
Engadget New Beck songs get visualized, inspire musical platforming
Beck's latest album won't debut on the shelves of your local brick-and-mortar retailer. Instead, Cities, as its called, will roll out on Sound Shapes for the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita. The platforme...
02:00 pm EDT - Sun, July 22, 2012
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: liter of light project, space tourism and a 'Hyperloop' train
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. This summer has been one of the harshest in recent memor...
11:54 am EDT - Sun, July 22, 2012
Engadget DARPA-backed Power Pwn is power strip by day, superhero hack machine by night
Call the Power Pwn the champion of white hat hacking. Underneath that Clark Kent power strip exterior, there's a Superman of full-scale breach testing that can push the limits of just about any comp...
09:34 am EDT - Sun, July 22, 2012
Engadget Chip Yates breaks yet another record, notches 202MPH in world's fastest electric flight (video)
Chip Yates is a speed junkie in the truest sense. After nabbing the title for world's fastest EV motorcycle in April of 2011, the self-proclaimed "green technology innovator" is at it again. This ti...
07:16 am EDT - Sun, July 22, 2012
Engadget UCLA creates transparent solar cell, dreams of current generating windows
Transparent photovoltaics have yet to grace the face of your smartphone, but don't give up hope -- UCLA researchers are working on a new see-through solar cell that's showing potential. Using a new ...
05:13 am EDT - Sun, July 22, 2012
Engadget Huawei's MediaPad 10 teases all of its traits in soothing promo video
Huawei's 10-inch FHD tablet has been anything but shy since its little-known early days, well before its unexpected introduction to the masses. But since we've now seen it (and felt it) in most of i...
02:59 am EDT - Sun, July 22, 2012
Engadget Ask Engadget: best Mac gamepad?
We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is coming to us from is from Jaime, who's really j...
02:03 am EDT - Sun, July 22, 2012
Engadget ULTIMAte hack: Nexus 7 hooks up with external USB storage, floppy drive for retro-gaming
There's only so much kit you can cram into a sub-$200 tablet without pushing past the price ceiling. And for Google's Jelly Bean-blessed Nexus 7, corners were definitely cut, leaving users without a...
01:24 am EDT - Sun, July 22, 2012
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of July 16th, 2012
Not all mobile news is destined for the front page, but if you're like us and really want to know what's going on, then you've come to the right place. This past week, the Chief Operating Officer of...
12:37 am EDT - Sun, July 22, 2012
Engadget Hulu rolls out a simplified player UI for the web, takes a few cues from mobile
The web player for Hulu added some more acreage just a few months ago, and now the company has updated it with a new "chromeless" look that's stripped down for less complexity than the old one seen ...
11:45 pm EDT - Sat, July 21, 2012
Engadget Wi-Fi Media lets your Nexus 7 play movies on any screen via HTC's Media Link HD (hands-on video)
We're big fans of the Nexus 7 here at Engadget HQ -- it's just hard not to like a $200 tablet with a Tegra 3 SoC and 7-inch glass-bonded IPS display running pure Jelly Bean. Of the few missing featu...
10:29 pm EDT - Sat, July 21, 2012
Engadget Spotify marks its first anniversary in the US with 13 billion listens, a whole lot of sharing goin' on
They grow up so fast, don't they? Spotify's US launch was just over a year ago, and the streaming music outlet wants us to know just how big its baby is getting. Americans listened to more than 13 bi...
09:15 pm EDT - Sat, July 21, 2012
Engadget Beats increases its share ownership to 75%, lets HTC keep majority stake, 'commercial exclusivity in mobile'
Although HTC and Beats are just shy of the one-year anniversary of their 300 million dollar partnership, it looks like the two are again growing apart. In a letter to shareholders today, it's been a...
09:15 pm EDT - Sat, July 21, 2012
Engadget Beats increases its share ownership to 75%, lets HTC keep 'commercial exclusivity in mobile'
Although HTC and Beats are just shy of the one-year anniversary of their 300 million dollar partnership, it looks like the two are again growing apart. In a letter to shareholders today, it's been a...
08:00 pm EDT - Sat, July 21, 2012
Engadget Engadget's tablet buyer's guide: summer 2012 edition
Time flies, doesn't it? It seems like only yesterday that we were just putting the final touches on our spring tablet buyer's guide, and here we are, updating it for a new season. This time, the sun...
06:30 pm EDT - Sat, July 21, 2012
Engadget Alt-week 7.21.12: Outer space, flying hotels and federal trolls
Alt-week peels back the covers on some of the more curious sci-tech stories from the last seven days. Whether you've got your head in the clouds, or your feet firmly locked on terra firma (or is tha...
04:23 pm EDT - Sat, July 21, 2012
Engadget Visualized: Samsung Galaxy S III blasted with X-ray, doesn't gain superpowers
Tearing down a gadget normally presents a Catch-22 of having to destroy what you love to see how it works. As it turns out, there's a clever way around that clause: when you have access to digital m...
02:01 pm EDT - Sat, July 21, 2012
Engadget Vodafone walks us through a phone's Android 4.0 upgrade, explains our protracted thumb-twiddling
We're used to seemingly interminable waits for phone firmware upgrades for carrier-locked phones. What is it that takes so long? Vodafone UK isn't promising a quicker process, but it's offering a ra...
12:19 pm EDT - Sat, July 21, 2012
Engadget Firefox 15 beta boasts support for Opus audio format, reduces add-on memory leaks
Can't bear to part with your favorite browser extensions, but can't stand to see them devour your system memory? Maybe you should check out Firefox 15. According to Mozilla's Hacks blog, the browser'...
09:34 am EDT - Sat, July 21, 2012
Engadget Star Trek: The Next Generation Comic-Con trailer tries to make season one (and two) look exciting (video)
Undecided about buying the first season (or two) of the remastered Star Trek: The Next Generation? We understand, but perhaps this pair of trailers will change your mind. The increase in quality is ...
07:07 am EDT - Sat, July 21, 2012
Engadget United upgrading Gogo in-flight WiFi on its premium service fleet, speeds will reach 9.8 Mbps
It won't be enough to cancel out the Engadget editor using in-flight WiFi to upload photo galleries (sorry, guys), but it should make web surfing from coach a little less tedious. United has just an...
04:28 am EDT - Sat, July 21, 2012
Engadget Star Wars-themed GPS steers Japanese geeks away from the dark side
As if George Lucas wasn't already milking his money-printing franchise for all it's worth, comes this GPS gem out of Japan. To the (presumed) delight of fanboys everywhere, navigation maker Dinos ha...
02:55 am EDT - Sat, July 21, 2012
Engadget Jelly Bean now available to Nexus S via OTA download, we coat our phones in more sugar
It's already possible to force Android 4.1 onto your Nexus S without much trouble, but for those of you that prefer life on easy street, then kick up those heels: many carriers have now made Jelly B...
01:25 am EDT - Sat, July 21, 2012
Engadget Nokia Drive 3.0 arrives with My Commute, your Lumia is no excuse for being late (video)
Nokia gave us a hint of Nokia Drive 3.0's commuter-friendly additions all the way back at Mobile World Congress in February. It's been quite the wait, but the update is at last lurking in the Windo...
11:56 pm EDT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Engadget Did the Galaxy Note II's impressive benchmarks briefly get leaked?
Well, Samsung has something up its sleeve, we know that much. Whether or not we're looking at a new Note remains to be seen, but it's safe to assume Sammy will update its phablet line as it approach...
11:11 pm EDT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Engadget Comcast Xfinity TV Player for Android updated with beta support for Jelly Bean, Nexus 7
Comcast subscribers who have already received their Nexus 7 tablets or are sporting Android 4.1-powered phones should cast an eye towards Google Play for an updated version of the Xfinity TV Player ...
10:39 pm EDT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Engadget Sprint's rumored LG LS860 'Cayenne' shows up once more, reveals hint of ICS
Well, look who decided to make a sudden appearance yet again. Not long after receiving a quick, unexpected visit from the legendary (and very crafty) Mr. Blurrycam, the purported Sprint-bound LG LS8...
10:12 pm EDT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Engadget FCC Fridays: July 20, 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...
09:46 pm EDT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Engadget Ford's 2013 C-Max Energi rolls out 95 MPGe, will cost you $26k when it arrives this fall
There's no question America's favorite Motor Company faces a hefty amount of competition in the eco-friendly cars department, but the outfit is hoping to lure some green humans away from its adversa...
09:46 pm EDT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Engadget Ford's 2013 C-Max Energi rolls out 95 MPGe, arrives later this fall
There's no question America's favorite Motor Company faces a hefty amount of competition in the eco-friendly cars department, but the outfit is hoping to lure some green humans away from its adversa...
09:00 pm EDT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Engadget Acer Aspire S5 review: is this innovative Ultrabook worth $1,400?
With dozens and dozens of Ultrabooks on parade, you'd be forgiven if one skinny laptop with an ultra-low voltage processor started to look like the next. Even so, it's tough to forget the Acer Aspir...
08:37 pm EDT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Engadget Digg to get a complete redesign, relaunch in August
Well, that was fast. Not two weeks after Digg was bought out by Betaworks (parent company to Bit.ly, among other startups), we're learning the crowd-sourced news aggregator is poised to relaunch as ...
08:12 pm EDT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Engadget Nintendo's Iwata says being first in next-gen race is 'not important at all,' pricing is
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata recently talked about how the Wii U's second screen was nearly scrapped due to cost concerns, so it shouldn't come as too much of a surprise to once again hear him ta...
07:51 pm EDT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Engadget Listen to the Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 5pm ET!
Miss us last week? We missed you, too -- but last Friday's loss is today's gain, as we've compiled a whole pile of interesting mobile news that need to go through the podcast gauntlet. Myriam, Brad ...
07:29 pm EDT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Engadget Qantas to hand out free iPads to all passengers on Boeing 767s, save fuel and our sanity (video)
Qantas just upped the ante for its Australian nemeses Jetstar and Virgin in the airline tablet wars. Following an earlier trial, the transporter plans to hand out free iPads to all of its passengers...
07:09 pm EDT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Engadget Apple's third-gen iPad now available in China, gets a peaceful introduction
Just as we'd heard earlier this month, today's finally the day Cupertino starts offering its renowned, pixel-packed "new" iPad in Chinese territory. Of course (unless you've been living under a migh...
06:52 pm EDT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Engadget Samsung set to reveal next US Galaxy device on August 15th
We just received a "save the date" email from a US Samsung Mobile representative that revealed a new Galaxy device is on its way on August 15th. We don't have any details on what this could be, but...
06:39 pm EDT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Engadget KDDI unveils ICS 'Smart TV Box' for cable providers in Japan, available later this year (video)
We've seen our fair share of Android-powered set-tops in our time, but KDDI (with the help of Panasonic) has taken a slightly different entertainment route with its recently unveiled Smart TV Box. S...
06:04 pm EDT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Engadget Samsung denied a second time, Galaxy Tab ban stands
You can't blame 'em for trying, but it's no surprise that Samsung's second attempt to put a hold on the impending American ban of its Galaxy Tab failed. Judge Koh has already say the preliminary inju...
05:34 pm EDT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Engadget IRL: Canon EOS 7D, Snapseed for iOS and Panasonic's Lumix DMC-TS4 rugged camera
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. And we're ...
05:08 pm EDT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Engadget BlackBerry 10 gets voice commands in latest dev update (video)
Those lucky enough to have their hands on a BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha device were treated to a nice little software update this week. While some were having trouble just getting it installed, others w...
04:11 pm EDT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Engadget Google acquires Sparrow, the Apple-focused email app maker
Well, we can't exactly say we saw this one coming. Sparrow, maker of popular email apps for iOS and Mac OS X, has just announced that it's been acquired by Google. Expectedly, details on the acquisi...
03:35 pm EDT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Engadget ASUS Transformer Prime, TF300 and Infinity TF700 getting Jelly bean in 'the coming months'
Hot on the heels of HTC confirming a Jelly Bean upgrade for select handsets, ASUS released a statement (pasted after the break) assuring tablet owners that all of the company's new tablets, at least...
03:31 pm EDT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Engadget Lenovo CEO spreads the wealth, distributes his $3 million bonus to lower level employees
The list of CEOs and other execs in the US that have accepted multi-million dollar bonuses for lording over the crash and burn of a company (or even an entire economy) is staggering. And we can guara...
02:59 pm EDT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Engadget Dell M4700, 6700 documents leak, ruins the surprise for laptop fans
If you've had an eye on a new Business-focused Dell laptop but wanted to see the inside of one before purchasing, now you can. The company has (prematurely) outed documents for its rumored M4700 and...
02:24 pm EDT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Engadget Ikea beefs up 2013 catalog with companion AR app, doesn't translate Swedish furniture names (video)
While many might reckon the days of paper-based catalogs passed with the advent of the web, Ikea's clinging onto its tome for yet another year, but will dust its latest issue with augmented reality....
01:58 pm EDT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Engadget iGills accessory turns iPhone into a dive computer, lets you film underwater
Not quite ready to leave wandering the briny depths up to robots, but still crave some undersea tech? The freshly released iGills Smart Diving System can help. With a polycarbonate housing and free ...
01:32 pm EDT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Engadget Amazon, Warner deal brings Fringe, The West Wing to Prime Instant Video exclusively
The battle between Amazon's Prime Instant Video and Netflix Watch Instantly continues to heat up, with Amazon following up a slew of rollouts on new devices like the Xbox 360 and the addition of a q...
01:30 pm EDT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Engadget Distro Issue 49: a visit to the craft and hackerspace at Artisan's Asylum
While Yahoo was busy hiring its new CEO away from Google, we were hard at work crankin' out this week's edition of Distro to help feed your slate reading desires. Let's just say that if a C&C ga...
01:03 pm EDT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Engadget ASUS spills jelly beans on why Nexus 7 has no rear camera, cites added cost
Google's Nexus 7 tablet may be receiving OnLive Universal Controller support soon. What the Jelly Bean-flavored device won't be getting, however, is a rear-facing camera. Now ASUS is offering an exp...
12:33 pm EDT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Engadget Rdio Android app updated with playlist and search improvements, puts new releases in grid view
Much like its desktop counterpart, Rdio's Android app is constantly being tweaked -- adjusting its style, adding features and generally doing the whole mobile update dance. Among a slew of standard...
12:08 pm EDT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Engadget LG outs IPS7 Series monitors: 23 or 27-inch IPS, minimal bezel, MHL mobile link, 8-bit 1080P
LG has announced a new series of IPS monitors, the 23- and 27-inch IPS7 series, with a mishmash of specs aimed at mobile, HD and professional users. Foregoing WQHD resolution in favor of plain jane ...
11:33 am EDT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile USA gives black HTC One S to hard-working staff, leaves other Americans turning green
International HTC One S buyers might look at the black version like it's humdrum, but if you're an American who's had no realistic choice but to get the gray T-Mobile edition, black is a rare and co...
10:43 am EDT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Engadget Nintendo 3DS gets first downloadable titles next week: Super Mario and Brain Training sequels
As Nintendo attempts to get its eShop up to speed with Sony's PS Vita provision, it's finally announced a July 28th launch date for its first two downloadable games. Alongside the in-store release o...
10:12 am EDT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Engadget DirecTV and Viacom deal brings MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and the rest back on the air
After a week or so of increasingly contentious negotiations Viacom and DirecTV have come to some sort of agreement, returning the missing channels to satellite TV subscribers as of... now. Naturally...
09:48 am EDT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Engadget Samsung Jasper for Verizon leaks on Twitter, dual-core Snapdragon and ICS in tow
Such is the natural order of things. First the blurrycam, then the FCC sighting (albeit the Sprint version) and if you're lucky, a final juicy leak. This is the story of the Samsung Jasper for Veriz...
09:23 am EDT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Engadget Comcast reportedly prepping 305Mbps internet service, aims to put FiOS in its place
Sure, at 300Mbps Verizon's FiOS Quantum is lightning fast -- but reports say that Comcast is prepping a new tier that's just a little faster. According to Broadband Reports sources, Comcast's Neil S...
08:56 am EDT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Engadget Got a GSM Nexus S and some flash skills? Get your Jelly Bean today
While many Nexus S owners are still hanging on for their bit of tooth-rot, folks in other places have already started receiving OTA Jelly Bean updates. If you can't wait, and if you own a GSM Nexus ...
08:20 am EDT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Engadget Sky Go for Android adds support for Ice Cream Sandwich, Samsung's Galaxy S III, Nexus and Note
When v2.0 of the Sky Go for Android app arrived earlier this month it promised another update would follow soon with support for Android 4.0 and more phones, and now it has arrived. We're not seeing...
07:50 am EDT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Engadget HTC confirms Jelly Bean for One X, One XL and One S, includes AT&T, T-Mobile and Rogersmodels
Remember yesterday's rumor from down under about Jelly Bean coming to select HTC One handsets? Well it's now fact -- HTC has confirmed that the One X, One XL and One S will be getting upgraded to An...
07:40 am EDT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Engadget HTC confirms Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for One X, One XL and One S, includes AT&T, T-Mobile and Rogers models
Remember yesterday's rumor from down under about Jelly Bean coming to select HTC One handsets? Well it's now fact. HTC has just confirmed that the One X, One XL and One S will be getting upgraded to...
07:03 am EDT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Engadget Leaked EOS M photo looks like Canon's long-awaited mirrorless camera
At this point, after strong hints and even patents, a Canon mirrorless camera is all but certain. The only question is what it'll look like and how it'll compete with Micro Four Thirds shooters like...
06:42 am EDT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Engadget SAMI robot has motion detection from the company behind Kinect's 3D sensors, washboard abs (video)
PrimeSense, the Israeli company whose 3D sensors helped make the Kinect such a massive hit for gamers and hackers alike, has been dipping its feet in the robotic waters a bit as of late. The company...
05:28 am EDT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Engadget Fire Shadow missile can remain aloft for six hours before obliterating a moving target (video)
If we were making a list of terrifying airborne war machines, this would probably rank near the top. You certainly won't want to be targeted by the Fire Shadow, but from the safety of a web browser,...
04:02 am EDT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Engadget NASA ISERV Pathfinder to link up with ISS, keep an eye out for natural disasters
It's easy to assume that the greater mysteries of the universe should require our space agency's utmost attention -- take that mission to Mars, for example. But not all of NASA's endeavors are focus...
03:18 am EDT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Engadget Chromium browser for Raspberry Pi beta available
Well known ChromiumOS developer Hexxeh has been fiddling around with the Raspberry Pi since its debut and his latest experiment is a beta version of the Chromium browser, ready to run on Raspbian im...
02:21 am EDT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Engadget LG 84-inch 'ultra definition' 4K HDTV going on sale in limited quantities
It looks like LG is actually going to sell that sweet 84-inch ultra-definition TV we saw at CES. With a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 (UHDTV) it will maintain a full 1080p picture for 3D movies even w...
02:21 am EDT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Engadget LG 84-inch 'ultra definition' 4K HDTV going on sale in limited quantities in Korea
It looks like LG is actually going to sell that sweet 84-inch ultra-definition TV we saw at CES. With a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 (UHDTV) it will maintain a full 1080p picture for 3D movies even w...
01:21 am EDT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Engadget Visualized: a look inside iRobot's gadget-filled 'cool stuff room' (video)
We've all seen a Roomba at one point or another, be it picking up debris around our feet in a friend's living room or chauffeuring a courageous kitty for an entertaining clip on YouTube. Likely far ...
12:28 am EDT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Engadget Xperia GX goes through federal inspection, is still the Sony phone we want
Sony's forthcoming 4.6-inch Android ICS slab has appeared at the FCC, and has revealed a few more details on what appears to be the company's next flagship smartphone. The highlight of the federal-s...
11:44 pm EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget The Exquisite Forest: crowdsourced art made possible by Chrome (video)
Crowd-sourced art projects? You knew Google would get there sooner rather than later. And with the cooperative backing of the UK's Tate Modern gallery, artists Chris Milk and Aaron Koblin have been ...
11:22 pm EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget Dell to ship XPS 13 with Ubuntu Linux in some areas, Precise Pangolin goes ultraportable
Dell's Project Sputnik is successful enough that the company is launching another satellite, so to speak. After a strong reception for its developer-installable distribution of Ubuntu, the PC builde...
11:01 pm EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget Rumor: Windows Phone 8 devices to launch this November?
Industry rumors usually come with a heaping helping of salt, unless they're being issued from a trusted source. In this case, it's Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet spilling some beans regarding Microsoft's re...
10:39 pm EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget Facebook and Walmart to 'deepen' involvement, won't rollback FarmVille prices just yet
The involvement between Facebook and Walmart is about to get a lot cozier than gift cards in aisle three. Facebook says it wants to "deepen" its connection to Walmart and hopes to learn from the bi...
10:27 pm EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget Bang & Olufsen unveils Playmaker wireless audio bridge, makes sure AirPlay and DLNA speak Danish
Bang & Olufsen has been slowly but surely adapting to a wireless world. Its new Playmaker (shown at center) brings that evolution to audio: with the receiver linked up, any AirPlay- or DLNA-frie...
10:04 pm EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget Huawei's Ascend P1 makes its way to the UK, Canada
Huawei's Ascend P1 is making its way to the UK (and Canada) just in time for the country's belated summer. The 7.7mm (with a hump) dual-core handset packs a 4.3-inch qHD display and the same CPU as ...
09:50 pm EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget Download nightlies of Firefox OS, get your own hands-on
Well, you can't get Firefox OS on a phone yet, but you can fire it up on your computer and give the HTML5 and JavaScript mobile platform a try for yourself -- right now! Mozilla has begun uploading ...
09:42 pm EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget OUYA console's first exclusive game is 'Human Element' prequel from former Call of Duty maker
After all the excitement from the Yves Behar-designed OUYA console's massive Kickstarter campaign fades away, like every other console it will be judged on the quality of its games we finally have t...
09:32 pm EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget Apple plans second North Carolina data center, avoids the 'Deep River Blues'
Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina if you're an Apple data center. The Winston-Salem Journal reports that the folks in Cupertino have filed plans with Catawba County officials for a secon...
09:12 pm EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget AMD reports Q2 earnings: continues to see revenues drop, $37 million net income
Well, things are looking slightly better for AMD this quarter. While revenues continued to decline the company actually posted a profit of $37 million, a stark contrast to $590 million net loss from...
09:04 pm EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget Pair of Apple patent applications set the stage for hearing aid-based social network
If ever there were a purgatory for ideas, it'd be the USPTO's patent application database. That land of legal limbo plays host to a multitude of tech entries both bizarre and straightforward, much o...
08:43 pm EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget 7-inch Acer Iconia Tab A110 lands at the FCC
We knew Acer had some new tablets in the pipeline -- heck, we got our hands on them at Computex last month -- but the company still hasn't officially announced the Iconia Tabs A210 and A110. Still, ...
08:25 pm EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget Porsche 918 Spyder caught on tape at the Nrburgring, bank accounts shiver (video)
Started saving up for your $845,000 purchase next fall yet? Yeah, neither have we. But we're at least considering it once again -- albeit not for very long -- thanks to a sneaky videographer that c...
08:05 pm EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget Microsoft announces record Q4, $18.06 billion in revenue
Microsoft has just dropped its Q4 2012 earnings report and things are looking pretty darn good... depending on your angle. The company reported a record fourth quarter revenue of $18.06 billion, but...
08:02 pm EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget Google hits $12.21 billion in revenue for Q2 2012 (update: Motorola figures)
Google just defied expectations again -- it mustered a full $12.21 billion in revenue and generated an ample $2.79 billion in profit for its second quarter of 2012. The growth in revenue was a heady...
08:02 pm EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget iTunes in the Cloud movies find their way to Australia, Canada, the UK and 32 more countries
The advent of movie support in iTunes for the Cloud was a boon to Apple TV owners as well as any iTunes user with a tendency to hop between devices -- within the US, that is. Apple today swung the d...
07:36 pm EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget Engadget Podcast 302 - 07.19.2012
Before abandoning New New West Egg an international gaggle of Engadget editors held court on the freshly-shorn lawn over tea, cicadas, and auto-rapping apps. This is what they came up with. Hosts: T...
07:11 pm EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget Adidas miCoach Elite System set to equip all MLS teams in 2013, creates world's first 'smart league'
Today was yet another marvelous day for football buffs everywhere, as Adidas and MLS have announced Major League Soccer will be the first intelligent circuit on the globe. Having already planned an ...
06:48 pm EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget GE says its WattStations aren't behind fried Nissan Leafs, green drivers can relax
GE is eager to reassure Nissan Leaf drivers that its WattStation isn't about to kill their car's charging ability: it just held a media scrum where it declared, after some study, that its EV charger...
06:21 pm EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget Sony's new wireless speakers let you enjoy music 'SA-NS' cables
What's round and sits in the corner of your room spoon-feeding you Kanye West? If Sony has any say in the matter, it'll be the latest members of the SA-NSx family of wireless speakers. The three new...
05:59 pm EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget Windows Phone Kodak Pic Flick app pushes photos to printers -- as long as you have version 7.5
Kodak's recent announcements may have circled around patent brawls (and victories), but if you've indentured yourself to the company's range of all-in-one printers and digital photo frames, you migh...
05:41 pm EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget iHome's iP76 3-foot tall LED Color Changing Speaker Tower dock now available
All music should be accompanied by a light show. And, if said light show comes in the form of a three-foot tall self-contained iPod dock, all the better. iHome's iP76 LED Color Changing Speaker Towe...
05:18 pm EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget Smartphone overtakes PC as primary internet device in China
The Chinese government has issued a study revealing that the smartphone has overtaken the PC as the most popular device to surf the internet with. China's Internet Network Information Center reveale...
05:00 pm EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget Engadget Primed: digital audio basics
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...
04:36 pm EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget Microsoft finalizes Yammer buy-out, joins the Office
Social network Yammer is now a fully-fledged part of the Redmond family. It'll sidle up along the company's Office division, with the team already working on the adoption of Yammer's standalone serv...
04:36 pm EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget Microsoft completes Yammer buy-out, social network joins the Office
Social network Yammer is now a fully-fledged part of the Redmond family. It'll sidle up along the company's Office division, with the team already working on the adoption of Yammer's standalone serv...
04:30 pm EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget Canonical integrating Ubuntu WebApps in Quantal Quetzal (video)
Soon enough, Chrome OS won't be the only game in town when it comes to tightly integrated web apps running on a Linux core. Today Canonical announced Ubuntu WebApps, a new feature that will be integ...
04:00 pm EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget CloudOn's productivity app heads to 60 additional countries, new features announced
You know how they say that when it rains, it pours? Well, right now it's really, really pouring at CloudOn's HQ. Keeping up with last month's global expansion, the outfit has announced it's launchin...
04:00 pm EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget iSpeech intros voice recognition platform for connected homes, enables vocal control of TVs and applicances
We've been seeing the growing trend of peculiar services like Cupertino's Siri, Samsung's S Voice and Google Now on mobile devices, but up until now, we have yet to spot something similar in the wor...
04:00 pm EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget iSpeech intros voice recognition platform for connected homes, enables vocal control of TVs and appliances
We've been seeing the growing trend of peculiar services like Cupertino's Siri, Samsung's S Voice and Google Now on mobile devices, but up until now, we have yet to spot something similar in the wor...
03:33 pm EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget RIM applies for patent on detecting emotion in messaging, wants you chilled while you BBM
Ever get the shakes sending out an angry text message? You'd better be careful if you buy a BlackBerry in the future, as RIM is trying for a patent that would telegraph all that wrath to the recipie...
03:03 pm EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget French Supreme Court orders Google to censor piracy related terms in Instant search and Autocomplete
The French Supreme Court has handed down a ruling that Google must censor terms such as "torrent," "RapidShare," and other phrases that could be related to illegal file sharing. The decision was in ...
02:43 pm EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget Buffalo outs HDW-P550U3 external drive with USB 3.0 and WiFi in Japan
Buffalo's HDD repertoire is already pretty well stacked, but there's nothing wrong with the company giving you extensive storage options. The newest one to join the external drive pile is the HDW-P5...
02:23 pm EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget Nokia wants to become the 'where?' company, Lumias to become sensor masters
Nokia is still taking its lumps in earnings, but CEO Stephen Elop has an idea as to how the troubled phone giant can carve out its slice of the smartphone market: like a real estate agent, it's all ...
01:50 pm EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: POP portable battery comes with 25,000 mAh of power, charges multiple devices (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...
01:19 pm EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget Virgin Mobile USA opening flagship Chicago store, selling 'culture' on top of phones
Virgin Mobile USA is adding actual bricks and mortar to its primary selling channels -- the internet and box stores -- but said that a new flagship Chicago store will not just be about the phones. T...
12:41 pm EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget Developer won't patch XBLA game because Microsoft would charge 'tens of thousands' of dollars
Seeing as how so much software is moving to online distribution, the significance of this controversy might extend far beyond gaming and XBLA. For now, however, the spotlight is firmly on Microsoft ...
12:27 pm EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget Verizon: smartphones constitute 50 percent of our postpaid customer phone base
This morning Verizon trotted out its latest financials, and amongst the numbers was a noteworthy stat. According to the big red, for the first time ever, 50 percent of its postpaid customer phone ba...
12:13 pm EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget Verizon issues Q2 earnings, touts $15.8 billion service revenues in Wireless
Big red is reporting some green, green earnings. Verizon today posted its second quarter financials, and it seems pretty happy about the whole thing, thanks to $28.6 billion in total operating reven...
12:01 pm EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget Microsoft fights back against Xbox Live account threats, begs you to update your security settings
Redmond's console gaming network may not have suffered a breach of security comparable to last year's PSN fumble, but that doesn't mean it hasn't braced for impact. According to Xbox Live General Man...
11:27 am EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget Google improves maps for several countries, helps you follow the path well trodden
So it seems the team at Mountain View won't rest until the whole world is mapped to within an inch of its cartographic life. Good for us though, and especially folk in Croatia, Czech Republic, Greec...
10:57 am EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget Zoho's Office suite gets Google Drive integration, keeps its freemium status
Zoho's been offering its handy Office suite for quite some time on the web, but now the company's making it even better by integrating its productivity applications with Google's cloudy Drive. Natur...
10:01 am EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget Nokia's Q2 2012 financials announced: 4 million Lumias sold, $1.01 billion dollar loss
The past three months haven't been the best for Finland's former world number one. Persistent rumors of the company's collapse haven't been helped by the three biggest credit agencies slashing the c...
10:01 am EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget Nokia's Q2 2012 financials: 4 million Lumias sold, $1.01 billion dollar loss
The past three months haven't been the best for Finland's former world number one. It hasn't been helped by the three biggest credit agencies lowering the company's bond rating to "junk," and the Lu...
09:56 am EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget ViewSonic ViewPad E72 hits FCC: ICS in a 7-inch package
This year has already seen a fair share of ViewPads -- with ViewSonic outing the E70 and 10e tablets at CES and introducing three more slates ahead of MWC -- but the more the merrier, right? Accordi...
09:05 am EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 app lands on Nook Tablet, turns eBook fans' gazes skyward
eBook enthusiasts love some good quadricopter action as much as anyone, and now those with a Nook Tablet can get in on flying the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 that launched this May. Today Barnes & Noble...
08:08 am EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget Space Shuttle Enterprise ready to go on display, space travel gets its fitting tribute
The Enterprise has been on what we'd call a very leisurely trip around the East coast, but it's finally time for the original Space Shuttle to settle down. As of Thursday, the only way to glimpse th...
07:38 am EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget Nexus S on Vodafone Australia won't get Jelly Bean today after all
Continuing this morning's Jelly Bean soap opera, we've just heard that Nexus S owners on Vodafone Australia won't be getting their pioneering update today -- despite the fact that only 24 hours have...
07:06 am EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget HTC 'preparing' Jelly Bean update for One XL and One S, no date yet
HTC has a long history of both raising and dashing hopes of Android upgrades on its devices. Moreover, the Australian network Telstra has often led that emotional rollercoaster, which means the deta...
06:37 am EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget Google Play Books starts a new chapter in France
Now that the legal dust has settled and Google's publishing woes in 'ol Gaul have been swept under the rug, it's back to business as usual. Starting today, the land of Jerry Lewis lovers will have a...
06:04 am EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget N-Trig pen tech whittled down to single DuoSense chips and sensors, shrinks scribblings to travel size
As much as N-Trig is an old hand at supporting styluses, it's had to focus on tablets and other larger devices due to technology limits: the HTC Flyer is about as small as the company has gone to da...
05:33 am EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget Intel slips details of Poulson-based Itanium 9500 in advance, teases a big boost to 64-bit servers
If you think Intel took awhile to roll out the Xeon E5, imagine the mindset of Itanium server operators -- they haven't had any kind of update to the IA-64 chip design since February 2010, and they'...
04:58 am EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget Internet Defense League forms with support of EFF and Mozilla, bills self as 'bat signal' of the web
It looks like the Dark Knight Rises hysteria is affecting more than just spoiler-averse fans. Billing itself as the "internet's bat signal," the newly formed Internet Defense League is a collective ...
04:33 am EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget Google launches Gmail SMS for text-based email in Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya
Smartphones and email-equipped feature phones have proliferated in even the most resource-dry areas of Asia, Europe and North America, but for many subscribers in Africa, SMS is the only option for ...
04:11 am EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget Sony's Walkman F PMP hits the FCC mere seconds after being announced
It was mere seconds after Sony's Walkman F was publicly announced to the baying hordes of PMP fans that the dismantled remains of one was found outside the FCC's headquarters. The autopsy report uns...
03:46 am EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget Ferrari, Logic3 team on headphones, may be closest we get to an Enzo's engine note
Ferrari likes to brand just about everything. That said, the two new lines of in-ear and over-ear headphones it's introducing with Logic3's help seem like more natural fits for the supercar brand th...
03:22 am EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III 64GB not discontinued, coming in the 'second half of this year'
Yesterday, rumors about the meaty 64GB GS3 model having reached a discontinued status started circulating around the interwebs -- much to the disappointment of power users looking to snag the roomy ...
03:15 am EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget Breakfast's super-speed reactive electromagnetic display is 44,000 dots of promotional awesome (video)
TNT wanted to launch its new crime show Perception, in style, and we have to give it to 'em, this is pretty cool. Working with professional technological tinkerers, Breakfast, they created a 23 x 12...
02:49 am EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget Bing Maps piles on 215TB of new Bird's Eye imagery, proves it's a small world after all
Did you think Microsoft was done with Bing Maps updates after it threw a whopping 165TB of satellite imagery at virtual explorers? You've got another thing coming. The mapping crew in Redmond has th...
02:22 am EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget Google Play Music app update brings tweaks to Now Playing, Recent, playlists and widget
Ever since introducing the Google Music app in beta last year its developers have been hard at work trimming away the rougher edges and that's never been more evident than in the new 4.3.606 version...
01:57 am EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget Archos 97 Carbon breaks cover at the FCC
Archos' recently outed 97 Carbon is the poor man's Android slate... intentionally. Part of the French outfit's low-cost Elements line, the 9.7-inch ICS tablet saw an official unveiling earlier this ...
01:29 am EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget DirecTV and Viacom disagree on their disagreements, standoff continues
Seeing that DirecTV and Viacom can't even agree on the number of channels that have gone off the air (one says 17, the other 26) as a result of their deal expiring last week, it's no surprise that t...
01:04 am EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget WD TV Play media hub revealed by the FCC, puts Texas Hold'em on the big screen
Western Digital must not want to leave casual TV gaming to the Roku crowd. Our friends at the FCC have just posted a filing that shows the as yet unannounced WD TV Play taking on its set-top rival w...
12:35 am EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget Mystery WiFi Logitech webcam diagram appears, lacks role-reversing hardware photos
Logitech's collection of subtle HD webcams launched a few months ago, but an unannounced WiFi-connected camera has appeared at the FCC. Labelled up as the Logitech Broadcaster, a little bit of inves...
12:09 am EDT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Engadget Senator Schumer calls on DOJ to drop e-book price-fixing suit
Believe it or not, but that whole e-book price fixing fiasco is still an ongoing issue for the Justice Department. New York's senior senator, Chuck Schumer wishes it wasn't however, he simply wants t...
11:27 pm EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget Google rolls out final Jellybean SDK for download
Developers have been able to play with Android SDK 4.1 since it was unleashed at Google I/O, but it's now finalized and ready for prime time. New system images and platform components give devs acce...
11:27 pm EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget Google rolls out final Jelly Bean SDK for download
Developers have been able to play with Android SDK 4.1 since it was unleashed at Google I/O, but it's now finalized and ready for prime time. New system images and platform components give devs acce...
10:42 pm EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget Google adds browser-based weather feature to tablets with temperature, wind and precipitation
You may have noticed Google's forecast feature on your HTML5-capable smartphone browser -- simply typing "weather" into the search field brings up a basic real-time temperature tool, complete with h...
10:09 pm EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget EU deepens Microsoft investigation amidst claims Windows RT tablets block rival browser install
Where there's smoke, there's fire and now that the EU's caught a whiff of alleged misconduct on Microsoft's part, it's dragging Windows 8 under the hot lights. Though MS moved swiftly earlier this ...
09:56 pm EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget AT&T now offering carrier billing services on Samsung's Media Hub video purchases
With other national (and international) carriers slowly enabling carrier billing on content purchases, it was only a matter of time before the second largest network in the States would start adapti...
09:41 pm EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget Skyhook SDK for Android touts always-on location finding without the battery hit (video)
Enabling persistent location in a third-party mobile app isn't always easy -- it usually requires either cautious uses of updates, like iOS 5's geofencing, or an acceptance that there will inevitabl...
09:25 pm EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget Microsoft's reportedly working on Office 2011 for Mac SkyDrive update
Microsoft did quite a decent job of keeping us entertained with yesterday's unveiling of its most recent Office package and all of its promising integration with SkyDrive. Still, Redmond left out an...
09:09 pm EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget Samsung Series 9 13-inch lands 1.9GHz Core i7, 256GB SSD edition for the power user set
When we looked at the 13-inch Samsung Series 9, we lamented that there was only one version on offer: if anyone wanted more than a Core i5 and a 128GB drive, their dreams were crushed. Samsung must ...
08:54 pm EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget Micron first to market with phase-change memory modules for portable devices (video)
Look out silicon and magnetic storage, here comes glass. Micron has announced production of the first commercial cellphone phase-change memory (PCM) modules, a type of flash RAM that works by changi...
08:36 pm EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget Qualcomm Q3 2012 earnings show revenue ($4.63b) and profit ($1.21b) up sharply over last year
Qualcomm is reporting its financial numbers for the last quarter and has been the trend, it's a good time to be everywhere in the wireless business. Continued strong demand for 3G and 4G-connected h...
08:21 pm EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget Microsoft launching Windows 8 on October 26th for new and upgrade customers
The title says it all, folks -- Microsoft's newest operating system will hit the masses starting on October 26th, nearly three years to the day after the launch of Windows 7. Just days after the com...
08:13 pm EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget Google opens Web Lab at London's Science Museum, because 'the internet is incredible'
Still unable to resist its techno-philanthropic urges, Google has just unveiled the Web Lab at the Science Museum in London. Paid for entirely with Google juice and constructed in a basement area th...
07:58 pm EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget Samsung 75-inch ES9000 smart TV makes stateside debut: on sale in August for $9,999
The mammoth 75-inch ES9000 LED smart TV that Samsung recently unveiled for the Korean market is making its way stateside. Today the 3D-capable, LED-backlit set was on display in New York as part of ...
07:45 pm EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget Microsoft responds to critics, defends touch UI in Office 2013
If you read our preview of Office 2013, you know we liked it. A lot. But if we had one reservation it's that Office still isn't that finger-friendly, even with the addition of a touch mode that wide...
07:32 pm EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget AT&T and Verizon shared data plans compared
With the introduction of AT&T's Mobile Share this morning, the two largest mobile operators in the US (the other one, of course, being Verizon) have officially embraced the idea of pooled data p...
07:12 pm EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget Enyo 2.0 released in finished form, shares webOS' web app legacy with everyone
HP's plans to open-source webOS included mention of Enyo 2.0, a framework designed to spread webOS' learnings to other platforms -- to spread the love around, so to speak. The code foundation, while...
06:49 pm EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget Arduino Kegerator hack checks in your homebrews on Untappd
Quite possibly the two greatest things in the world -- beer and Arduino -- have been married once again in a hack does them both justice. Accomplished maker and alcohol enthusiast Jeff Karpinski tur...
06:30 pm EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget Honda announces its HondaLink infotainment system, teams up with Aha Radio for the festivities
We've known about Honda's plans to bring Aha Radio along for the ride and the tech has already gotten cozy in Subaru and Acura autos. The company has officially outted its plan to partner with Harma...
06:09 pm EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget Research shows that lab-engineered muscle responds to a workout
It's fairly well known that if you want to get ripped, you gotta pump some iron. But what's more of a surprise is that lab-engineered muscle also responds to a workout. Researchers at the Wake Fores...
05:41 pm EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget Editorial: Engadget on EyeTap, Project Glass and the future of wearable cameras
Summer in Paris -- you can't walk a block on Champs-Élysées without locking eyes with at least one camera-equipped tourist. But Steve Mann's shooter wasn't dangling from his shoulder a...
05:22 pm EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget UK judge forces Apple to state on its site that Samsung didn't copy the iPad
Apple is being forced by a British judge to tacitly state that Samsung didn't copy its iPad design. According to Bloomberg, Judge Colin Birss said that Apple has to post a notice both on its website...
05:00 pm EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget Inside NASA's Launch Control Center at Kennedy Space Center
At the dawn of the Space Shuttle program, NASA's Launch Control Center (LCC) was placed off limits for public tours. On June 15, however, busses embellished with Kennedy Space Center (KSC) decals be...
04:39 pm EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget Google Fiber is coming on July 26, Kansas readies to open its pipes
We're always being told we need more fiber in our lives. For most people, that might constitute a second bowl of cereal in the morning -- for the lucky Google Fiber-receiving residents of Kansas Cit...
04:20 pm EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget Happy birthday, Intel -- celebrate like the rock star you are
Any idea what was going down in 1968? Preparations for Woodstock. Oh, and the birth of Intel -- a giant of a company that somehow raked in $2.8 billion in its Q2 earnings yesterday. We're guessing i...
04:00 pm EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget ZTE Grand X coming to UK for 190 pay-as-you-go: 4.3-inch qHD, microSD, stock Android 4.0
If this is the "advanced gaming smartphone" that ZTE teased a few days ago, then we can't help but feel a little miffed. It'd be fairer to describe the Grand X as the most advanced phone in ZTE's gr...
03:36 pm EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget YouTube add face blur tech to its videos, creates anonymous copies of your clips
YouTube has added another feature to its enhancements tool, allowing you to automate the process of blurring out people's faces in your photos. Its makers are quick to add that it's still an emergin...
03:03 pm EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget Apple snaps up land for Texas campus expansion plans
Apple may not be doing much talking about its big Texas expansion plans itself, but we're still getting a fair bit of information about them. Following an impromptu announcement from Texas governor ...
02:39 pm EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget iPad prototype renderings from early-2000s revealed in Apple Samsung court filings
It's a strange bit of history that the concept of an Apple tablet led to what we know as the first iPhone. It's a fact that Steve Jobs made mention of back in 2010, at an appearance at All Things D,...
02:39 pm EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget iPad prototype renderings from early-2000s revealed in Apple Samsung court filings (updated)
It's a strange bit of history that the concept of an Apple tablet led to what we know as the first iPhone. It's a fact that Steve Jobs made mention of back in 2010, at an appearance at All Things D,...
02:39 pm EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget iPad prototype renderings from early-2000s revealed in Apple Samsung court filings (update: comparison shots)
It's a strange bit of history that the concept of an Apple tablet led to what we know as the first iPhone. It's a fact that Steve Jobs made mention of back in 2010, at an appearance at All Things D,...
02:22 pm EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget O2 apologizes for 'unprecedented' outage with 10 percent refunds
O2 is sorry for last week's service issues. Really, really sorry. Like, giving you back 10-percent of your bill sorry, if you happened to be among the affected. The UK operator noted in a blog post ...
02:00 pm EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget Samsung updates MultiView camera lineup with MV900F point-and-shoot for $350, we go hands-on
When we were first introduced to Samsung's MultiView series with last year's MV800, we were certainly intrigued by the original design -- the LCD flips up to face directly forward, resting just abo...
01:27 pm EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget Import ban on select Motorola Android products starts today
It's been a few months since the International Trade Commission affirmed its decision to ban a selection of Motorola's Android portfolio from import, but the ruling will only start in earnest from t...
01:02 pm EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget Ofcom: Texting is more popular than talking
Ofcom's annual report into the communications habits of Britons has revealed that it's not just geeks who stare in annoyance when the phone rings. The general consumer is now abandoning voice calls ...
12:38 pm EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget Google hires designers from Cuban Council to work on Google+
The folks at Mountain View have worked with the well regarded designers at Cuban Council before, but now Google is taking the partnership one step further by hiring several of the firm's employees. ...
12:08 pm EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget Vibrating glove gives piano lessons, helps rehab patients regain finger sensation and motor skills
We've seen a good number of electronic gloves before, and now researchers at Georgia Tech have devised one to rehabilitate patients who suffer from paralyzing spinal cord injuries while teaching the...
11:31 am EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget Perkins Smart Brailler helps the blind learn to type, closes the digital divide
Most digital Braille devices are built on the assumption that the legally blind already know how to write in the format -- if they don't, they're often forced back to the analog world to learn. PDT ...
11:10 am EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget Sony unveils 2012 Walkman range: Android 4.0 F series and refreshed entry-level E series (eyes-on)
The Walkman F800 is Sony's latest PMP; a 3.5-inch Android media player that replaces the company's middling Z series. Perhaps the most intriguing point is that the new media player will arrive with ...
11:01 am EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget AT&T unveils Mobile Share, lets you add 10 devices to a single plan
We knew it was coming, and even Ralph De La Vega himself publicly admitted it was in the pipeline -- but today AT&T has whipped the covers from its shared data plans. Mobile Share will enable cu...
10:34 am EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget HTC slaps Apple with two more patents from acquired HP portfolio
While it's not quite as protracted as the long, slow slug-out between Apple and Samsung, HTC's patent contentions with Cupertino have just been augmented, with two more filings tossed into the pot. T...
10:28 am EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget CyanogenMod 10 builds start offering sugary sweets to Samsung Galaxy S III users
Early builds of CyanogenMod 10 have sprung up to enable users to get that buttery-smooth Jelly Bean experience onto your Samsung Galaxy S III. Work is further along on the international edition of t...
10:22 am EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget VestGuard UK Ballistic cover will protect your iPad from tablet-related gunplay
If you find yourself in the position of regularly having your iPad shot at, VestGuard UK sure has the tablet case for you. The Ballistic cover is made of "cutting edge uni-directional aramid fibers ...
10:06 am EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget AT&T CEO responds to paid 3G FaceTime rumor, says it's 'too early' to talk pricing
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson has responded to rumors that Ma Bell plans to add an additional levy upon those planning to use FaceTime over cellular. Speaking at the Fortune Brainstorm conference,...
09:42 am EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget Washington to become first US state to enroll voters through Facebook
Washington state has commissioned a Facebook app to provide another avenue for its residents to register to vote. Officials will soon post the software, developed by local company Microsoft, on the ...
09:41 am EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget iBike Powerhouse starts shipping: a workout coach for your set of wheels
Velocomp's iBike Powerhouse, the cycling computer that integrates with your wheels to bring you workouts such as the descriptively named Brazilian Butt, is finally ready to ship. Introduced back in J...
09:09 am EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget Sony postpones Nasne NAS due to quality control issues
Due to a quality control hiccup just one day before the Nasne was due for release in Japan, Sony has been forced to postpone it. The product combines a networked recorder with 500GB of storage and c...
09:03 am EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget Nissan Leaf, GE WattStation embroiled in charging damage shocker, invite other EV puns
Hopefully, you haven't paired up your Nissan Leaf with a GE WattStation for charging; if you have, you might want to power up with Ye Olde Wall Outlet for a short while. GE has confirmed to the New ...
09:03 am EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget Nissan Leaf, GE WattStation embroiled in charging damage shocker, invite other EV puns (update: full GE statement)
Hopefully, you haven't paired up your Nissan Leaf with a GE WattStation for charging; if you have, you might want to power up with Ye Olde Wall Outlet for a short while. GE has confirmed to the New ...
08:26 am EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget SteelSeries announces Sensei RAW gaming mouse duo, glossy and rubber options for $59.99
SteelSeries has unveiled a pair Sensei RAW mice for all of those intense Diablo III gaming sessions. The duo takes aim at those who seek a serviceable mouse without the customization that the origin...
07:38 am EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget Vodafone Australia promises Nexus S Jelly Bean upgrade on July 19th
While Google hasn't said when it will be bringing Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to devices other than the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7, a blog post from Vodafone Australia has revealed a date for the update on...
07:19 am EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget Rogers offers 6GB Super Plan, guarantees that Galaxy S III will stay busy
Cellular promos come and go. Rogers, however, wants to make sure that its 6GB Super Plan is one to remember: the carrier is offering the 6GB of monthly data that has become its summer tradition, onl...
06:43 am EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget D-Link Cloud Router 5700 marks the outfit's first foray into 802.11ac WiFi, now shipping for $190
D-Link has fulfilled its promise to support the newfangled 802.11ac wireless standard. The company has pulled the curtain back on its first router that's compatible with the aforementioned tech in t...
06:12 am EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget Never get lost in a Walgreens again with Aisle411's new indoor navigation app
Getting lost in a supermarket the size of a small country isn't anything to be ashamed of, but Aisle411 will spare your blushes with an indoor navigation app for your local branch of Walgreens. Desi...
05:25 am EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget Panasonic's Lumix lineup grows: DMC-G5 Micro Four Thirds, DMC-FZ200 superzoom and DMC-LX7 hands-on and sample shots
It's been nearly half a year since Panasonic's Lumix series of cameras got any new members, but today the company is introducing three more shooters to the family. First up is the DMC-G5, the latest...
05:13 am EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget Etymotic MusicPro 9-15 earplugs bring high-end hush to audiences, lets us enjoy speed metal safely
Premium electronic earplugs usually find their homes with musicians eager to preserve their hearing at all costs; anyone within the crowd has more often been left to either use cruder plugs or cover ...
03:58 am EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget Grace Digital's MatchStick speaker dock for the Kindle Fire hits Amazon
We heard back in March that Grace Digital's FireDock for the Kindle Fire would be available in July, and it turns out that was at least partly true. The device is now shipping from Amazon (at a $30 ...
03:09 am EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget Swarming quadrocopters complete trial recon mission for Japanese police (video)
Formation-flying quadrocopters have already given us hours of entertainment, but now they've also accomplished something serious. Earlier this month, mini choppers developed at Japan's robot-loving ...
02:13 am EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget RIM gets patent for logic-based text prediction, BlackBerry 10 keyboard now preserved for the ages
For those of us who aren't fans of swipe gestures, the highlight of BlackBerry 10 is undoubtedly a unique keyboard that's often a step ahead of its user. It's a good thing for this last camp that RI...
02:13 am EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget RIM gets patent for logic-based text prediction, BlackBerry 10 keyboard now preserved for the ages (update: not so ambitious)
For those of us who aren't fans of swipe gestures, the highlight of BlackBerry 10 is undoubtedly a unique keyboard that's often a step ahead of its user. It's a good thing for this last camp that RI...
01:27 am EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget Griffin outs Binder Insert case for the iPad, brings Trapper Keepers to the 21st century for $25
Just in case you're not quite ready to rid your studies of tree pulp, Griffin has announced the Binder Insert case for your Five Star zipper notebook. The enclosure secures the iPad 2 or third-gener...
12:53 am EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget Fujitsu intros RakuRaku accessible smartphone for the elderly
While there are a number of ways to make existing smartphones more accessible for the elderly, there are very few on the market designed specifically with them in mind. There's devices like the Jitt...
12:45 am EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget Nexus 7 pre-orders start shipping in UK and Canada (Update: model specific US details)
The Nexus 7 machine is in full swing. According to Google, all pre-orders placed by Friday the 13th in the US and Australia have been filled as of today (though some may still be en route), and our ...
12:24 am EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget Raspberry Pi announces Raspbian, an optimized OS upgrade with performance improvements abound
No software update is quite so sweet as one that brings improved performance, and that's exactly what Raspberry Pi users can expect from the latest Debian-based OS known as Raspbian. Optimized specif...
12:11 am EDT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Engadget 3D, light-trapping solar cells successfully fabricated by Solar3D
Solar3D probably isn't a company you're particularly familiar with... at least not yet. The California-based manufacturer has just successfully fabricated a three dimensional solar panel that traps ...
11:47 pm EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget Logitech UE 9000 Wireless Headphones hit the FCC: Bluetooth in a full-size package
We've seen Logitech extend the reach of its Ultimate Ears brand once before with the UE Air Speaker, and now it appears that full-size headphones are soon to be on the list. As revealed by a recent ...
11:23 pm EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget TweetDeck version 1.5 arrives with columns, lots of columns (video)
Version 1.5 of TweetDeck has arrived, with a heavy emphasis on ensuring you can navigate those columns easily. The update adds arrow buttons, a horizontal scroll bar and gesture support if your trac...
10:58 pm EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget Evernote updates Android app with new tablet UI, swipe navigation
Evernote is incrementally adding functionality to its Android app, most recently bringing a new swipe-friendly interface with an update this May. Today the app steps up to version 4.1, and it includ...
10:26 pm EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget PayPal buys Card.io visual credit card scanner platform, is neither Here nor there
Thought PayPal was done upping its mobile payment game when it unveiled its triangular Square competitor earlier this year? Think again. Despite Here being, well, here, PayPal's not satisfied having ...
10:07 pm EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 308 - 07.17.2012
Perhaps surprisingly, there was more news to discuss last week than just the DirecTV / Viacom split and Breaking Bad season five premiere. News from Ceton about its upcoming hardware plans has us exc...
09:44 pm EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget Electric plane performs taxi tests as prelude to transatlantic attempt (video)
EV flyer Long-ESA has started high-speed taxi tests on its quest to become the first electric airplane to cross the Atlantic. Using a Long-EZ kit plane designed by Burt Rutan as a platform for the v...
09:29 pm EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget Apple gives iPhone 3GS owners some love, lets them taste Shared Photo Streams and VIP Mail in iOS 6
Anyone who's been scanning to see who gets what in iOS 6 has noticed that the iPhone 3GS is the red-headed stepchild of the family -- some features that really don't need a cutting-edge phone have b...
09:14 pm EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget Sprint tacks on Buyback option to web, offers trade-in credit while online shopping
Sprint's Buyback program has been up and running for a bit, but now the wireless carrier is offering trade-ins alongside online purchases. While selecting your brand spanking new smartphone of cho...
08:50 pm EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget OneNote MX Metro-styled app for Windows 8 now available for download
Yesterday saw Microsoft publicly unpack Office 15. Part of the deal was the forthcoming dedicated OneNote MX Metro-styled app. While we knew it was coming, it was one of the few things we didn't man...
08:32 pm EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget Yahoo reports Q2 2012 earnings, revenue remains unchanged
Not even 24 hours since announcing its new CEO, Yahoo's announced its financial results for the second quarter, with only a few financial figures of note. Revenue was reported at $1.2 billion, barely...
08:25 pm EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget Onkyo upgrades remote apps for latest-gen receivers, intros music streaming Bluetooth adapter
It's been a little less than a year since Onkyo first entered the software-based remote space, and now the company's ready to give those controls a major boost with the help of a much needed refresh...
08:11 pm EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget Intel reports Q2 earnings: rakes in $13.5 billion, pockets $2.8 billion
Intel is back to its old games in Q2 of 2012, raking in $13.5 billion during the second three month financial period of the year, up from $12.9 billion in the first quarter and a solid five percent ...
08:07 pm EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget Microsoft gives a tease of Office for Windows Phone 8, talks up Office 2013 integration
Microsoft may have told us a lot about Windows Phone 8 in June, but it left out much of what the Office component's update would entail. Thankfully, Partner Group program lead John Jendrezak has vol...
07:52 pm EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget Microsoft delves into Windows 8 touchscreen keyboard design, wants us to be extra-comfy
Microsoft has lately become big on touchscreens -- sometimes, really big -- which makes it only natural that the company would want to explore Windows 8's on-screen keyboard in detail. As User Exper...
07:37 pm EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget Steve Wozniak reveals contents of his backpack, has a lot of stuff
This is what happens when you're someone who co-founded Apple.Filed under: Cellphones, Misc. Gadgets, Tablet PCsSteve Wozniak reveals contents of his backpack, has a lot of stuff originally appeared...
07:21 pm EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget Crucial ships mSATA-based m4 SSD upgrade, your Ultrabook never felt better
Crucial has already managed to stuff its m4 SSD into Ultrabook sizes, but the 7mm thick design may still be too portly for the thinner laptops in the pack. With that in mind, the flash memory guru ha...
07:06 pm EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget Faraday Porteur concept e-bike becomes a reality, launches pre-sale on Kickstarter (video)
Last time we saw the Faraday electric bike, it had just emerged victorious from the Oregon Manifest design competition. Designed by Ideo and built by Portland's Rock Lobster Cycles, the retro-styled...
06:49 pm EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget Sonos finally adds retina support to iOS app, tablet UI on Android
It's taken over two years, but Sonos has finally added high-res graphics to its iOS apps to support the Retina Display. The music streaming remote has been saddled with an interface designed for muc...
06:00 pm EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget Re-Reading Rainbow: an interview with LeVar Burton
LeVar Burton has to take a moment. He pauses, dabs his eyes with a tissue, taking it all in: the washed-out white room, over-exposed by the sun, filled with journalists, industry reps and friends in...
05:58 pm EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget Leap Motion taps former Apple iAd VP Andy Miller to be President and COO
Apple's former iAd VP (and Quattro co-founder) Andy Miller only just took a job as a general partner at Highland Capital last year after leaving the gang in Cupertino, but he's now already moving on ...
05:31 pm EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget Firefox 14 rolls out: Google searches default to HTTPS, OS X Lion users get fullscreen support
The changes in Firefox 14 may not be quite as immediately noticeable as those in the recently released Firefox 13, but they're still fairly notable nonetheless. One of the biggest is Mozilla deliver...
05:00 pm EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget Street View heads back to the Antarctic, visits historic landmarks (video)
View Larger Map Google has already taken us on a trip to the frigid shores of Antarctica before. Now the search giant is back with even more panoramic images, this time from deeper inside the froze...
04:48 pm EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget Google searches for criminals in bid to reduce global crime
Google's pretty much aced searching for your latest whim, so now it's turning its efforts to criminals. Working with the Council on Foreign Relations, the internet giant has been exploring ways of u...
04:27 pm EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget OnLive says support for Universal Controller on Nexus 7 is coming 'shortly'
Those of you who are proud owners of one of Big G's Nexus 7 -- and are frequent users of OnLive's Android offering -- may have noticed the lack of support for the gaming outfit's Universal Controlle...
04:00 pm EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget Smule launches AutoRap for iOS and Android, Engadget's editors drop some mad beats (video)
Sure, we're often mistaken for some of hip-hop's illest emcees in our day-to-day lives, but the sad truth is that Engadget's editorial team could use a little help with our flow. Thankfully, technol...
03:43 pm EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget Microsoft intros new cloud app model for Office 365
Following all the Office news from Redmond in the last 24 hours, Microsoft's managed to take a quick breath before revealing some new dev tools and a cloud-based app model for its online iteration, ...
03:10 pm EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget German court rules Motorola Xoom doesn't violate Apple's iPad design patent
Apple filed a stealth lawsuit last summer alleging that the Motorola Xoom violated the design patent that underpins the iPad. While Apple has had some success leveling its big patent gun against Sam...
03:00 pm EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Interview: OUYA CEO Julie Uhrman on taking console concept to reality
Oh, the fickle fate of a Kickstarter darling. Initial hopes and dreams culminate into a single video and a few pages of text on a website that can send your brilliant little idea careening down one ...
02:46 pm EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget Kyocera Hydro hitting Boost on August 3rd for $130, lets you get your Ice Cream Sandwich soggy
It's summertime, time for absent-minded running through the sprinkers with your smartphone in your back pocket. Thankfully, if you can hold out for a few more weeks without having some prankster tos...
02:31 pm EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget Nexus 7 pre-orders start shipping in UK and Canada
The Nexus 7 machine is in full swing. According to Google, all pre-orders placed by Friday the 13th in the US and Australia have been filled as of today (though some may still be en route), and our ...
02:31 pm EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget Nexus 7 pre-orders start shipping in UK and Canada (Update: model specific US details)
The Nexus 7 machine is in full swing. According to Google, all pre-orders placed by Friday the 13th in the US and Australia have been filled as of today (though some may still be en route), and our fr...
02:15 pm EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget Google patents Project Glass motion-based theft detection, locks up if it feels 'unnatural' movement
We know that you're never gonna take your Google glasses off, but if some nefarious lout feels differently, the boys and girls in Mountain View's X lab have got you covered. The company has patented...
02:00 pm EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget Infortrend NAS server family ties up your network and storage needs, brings the cloud to suburbs
Infortrend is the latest to step up with a collection of new NAS servers pitched at both households and business and it's now announced. The EonNAS Pro Series offers from two to eight-bay tower syst...
01:41 pm EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget Mobile app store WAC gets whacked: sells assets, is absorbed into GSMA
After struggling for over two years to get its mobile app store off the ground, the Wholesale Applications Community has decided to give up on its efforts, selling its assets and calling it a day. E...
01:28 pm EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget Skype confirms fix rolling out for instant messaging bug
When one of your main services throws up a pretty embarrassing bug, you're going to want to squash that quick. Skype has stepped up and done just that, according to its blog. The hotfix will be rolli...
01:22 pm EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget Ford wants you to meet its touchy, feely interior quality robot, RUTH 2.0
That's RUTH. In the end, she really amounts to a big robot arm with six joints, but Ford clearly has a soft spot for the faceless employee. First utilized in Europe, the Robotized Unit for Tactility...
01:11 pm EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget Barnes & Noble brings out Nook for Web, comes full circle with e-reading
We'd say it's about time. Although it's almost two years late to the party, Barnes & Noble is responding to Amazon's Kindle for the Web with Nook for Web. Much like its counterpart across the vi...
01:11 pm EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget Barnes & Noble brings out Nook for Web, comes full circle with e-reading (update: not on iOS)
We'd say it's about time. Although it's almost two years late to the party, Barnes & Noble is responding to Amazon's Kindle for the Web with Nook for Web. Much like its counterpart across the vi...
12:53 pm EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile US offers new Europe-wide 500MB roaming plan for $50
In a bid to avoid making suit-wearing execs continually eye their data use when traveling to Europe with your smartphone, T-Mobile has announced a $50 per month plan for business customers, which of...
12:31 pm EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget StyleTap brings its Palm OS emulator to Android, only asks for $50
Chrome? Who cares, give us Blazer! For those of you who just can't let go of your legacy Palm OS apps, StyleTap has been delivering emulation software to salve your woes since about 2005. But, if yo...
12:00 pm EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget NXP's new audio chip pumps up the volume for mobile device speakers
Dutch company NXP -- best known for it's NFC solutions -- introduced a new audio chip today that's set to significantly improve the sound quality of the micro-speakers commonly built into mobile dev...
12:00 pm EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget NXP's new audio chip pumps up the volume for mobile device speakers (update: video)
Dutch company NXP -- best known for it's NFC solutions -- introduced a new audio chip today that's set to significantly improve the sound quality of the micro-speakers commonly built into mobile dev...
11:47 am EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 purportedly arriving soon?
A pulled story from The Telegraph was reportedly talking up a range of new Panasonic cameras, including the new Lumix DMC-G5. The snapper will roll up with a 3-inch screen, a 16-megapixel Venus Engi...
11:47 am EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 and other models arriving soon? (Updated)
A story published and then pulled by The Telegraph has revealed a range of new Panasonic cameras, including the new Lumix DMC-G5. The snapper will reportedly roll up with a 3-inch screen, a 16-megap...
11:37 am EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget Microsoft under investigation for not fulfilling browser choice pledge (update: MS says it's fixing 'glitch')
You'd be forgiven for thinking this whole browser choice issue was resolved back in 2009, but no. European regulators are back on Redmond's back, following suspicions that the megacorp may not be co...
11:31 am EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget Controller board for 3D printers emphasizes expandability, gives nod to Sun God
Is your 3D printer's standard feature set lacking? Maybe Elefu's Kickstarter-funded custom controller board can help. Dubbed Ra (think ancient Egyptian god), the project places a focus on expandabil...
11:00 am EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget OnStar seals partnership with RelayRides, makes renting out your car even easier (hands-on video)
Remember that partnership between OnStar and RelayRides we wrote about last March? Well it's finally coming to fruition today, with the peer-to-peer car sharing service launching support for remote ...
10:23 am EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget Samsung swallows up CSR mobile and location patents for $310 million
The S-Wallet has opened and absorbed $310 million-worth of connectivity and location patents from British chip company CSR, which already supplies SiRF GPS chips to Galaxy devices. In addition to boo...
10:12 am EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget WSJ: Next iPhone to have even thinner screen
Apple's next smartphone iteration will reportedly pack new screen technology that shaves a small amount from the screen thickness. According to the Wall Street Journal's sources, the new in-cell tec...
09:43 am EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget Audi dealership lets you gesticulate your way to a new car using Kinect and multitouch
If you're shopping for your dream wheels, but hate poring over brochures, Audi's got good news: you can now wave and touch to customize your prize ride. The experience starts at the Audi City showro...
08:38 am EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget Comcast, Scripps deal brings more internet streaming video on Xfinity TV
While some pay-TV providers are tied up in nasty battles with the studios that provide them content, Comcast and Scripps have just inked an agreement to bring the company's lifestyle programming to ...
08:17 am EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget Ca-Fi 621000 brings infotainment to cars with double DIN without Connect or Sync
Shenzhen-based Innotrends has been pushing infotainment systems for a while now, and though standalone solutions like the Ca-Fi seem rather clunky when you can buy a Focus with Sync baked in, not ev...
07:54 am EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget Mars Rover game hits Xbox Live, tasks you with safely landing the Curiosity with Kinect
NASA has already made it clear that the Curiosity's touchdown on Mars is a nerve-wracking experience, what with the seven minutes of radio silence, zero margin of error and all. To drive that point ...
07:23 am EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget Canon announces printing and scanning app for BlackBerry and iOS, makes Android devices lonely
If you snagged a Canon imageRUNNER or imageRUNNER Advance multi-function system for your printing needs, you're in luck. You can now perform the aforementioned tasks along with scanning functionality...
06:47 am EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget Intel pumps SSD 330 capacity up to 240GB, trims other drives' prices to match
If you haven't already dropped a solid-state drive into your computer, Intel just gave you a not-so-subtle nudge in that direction. Its entry-level SSD 320 has jumped in capacity from 180GB to 240GB...
06:19 am EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget Samsung reduces EX2F point-and-shoot price to $499 before August arrival
Samsung's EX2F camera isn't even on the market yet, but it has a brand new feature that you're bound to appreciate: a lower price. If you'll recall, we recently went hands-on with Sammy's kit, which...
05:50 am EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget Maker Camp brings DIY fun to teens via Google+ Hangouts
Summer camp doesn't have to mean poorly ventilated cabins, boring activities and terrible food. In fact, put the concept in the hands of Google and Make, and there's not even a need to leave the com...
05:08 am EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget NC State's new efficient pico projector raises hopes for smartphone cinema
A team at North Carolina State University has developed a new liquid crystal projector that could spell the end of bulky and noisy cinema gear. Conventional tech passes unpolarized light through a f...
04:21 am EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget My Xbox LIVE app adds iPad support in 1.6 update
One mobile pillar at a time, or so seems Microsoft's approach to support for My Xbox LIVE. The app, previously available as a remote control perk for Windows Phone, Android and iPhone users, has jus...
03:38 am EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget HTC HD2 gets unofficial Android 4.1 Jelly Bean port, becomes the Phone That Would Not Die
There's a golden rule for the HTC HD2: if there's a new mobile OS, the HD2 must get a port. It's practically a law of nature, then, that Evervolv at the XDA-Developers forums has produced a pre-alph...
03:10 am EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget Explosion-proof flashlight could be the first to outlive its owner
You know the drill, walking through that mine field, only to lose another good flashlight when you drop it on one of those puppies. Well if this is a concern of yours, the EXP-LED-51 from Larson Ele...
02:47 am EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget Instagram updated to outfit Nexus 7 tablets, now likes the taste of Jelly Bean slates
Bummed that Instagram wasn't suited for your shiny new Nexus 7? Well friends, those sorrows are about to come to an end. The photo application has been updated to accommodate the Jelly Bean slate ...
02:23 am EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget Nokia grows Destination Maps coverage to 4,605 venues in 38 countries, coming to Nokia Maps soon
After covering more than 23 million miles of the world's roadways, Nokia has focused on expanding its interior mapping footprint. Since its launch during CTIA 2011, the company's Destination Maps se...
01:57 am EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget Valve launches Linux blog, officially announces Steam for Ubuntu
If bits of launcher script, photographic evidence and a short video weren't enough to convince you Valve was porting Steam to Linux, maybe you'll take it directly from the horse's mouth: Steam is co...
01:30 am EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Interview: RIM CMO Frank Boulben
It's been said before that RIM CEO Thorsten Heins surely has one of the toughest jobs in tech. It's a title he no doubt shares with Frank Boulben, the company's newly minted CMO. After all, it's Bou...
12:53 am EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget Verizon LG Optimus Vu apprehended by Android Police, confesses to Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade
If the LG Optimus Vu's insistence on running Gingerbread was the sole factor keeping you from its 5-inch HD-IPS display and its goofy 4:3 aspect ratio, your prayers may have been answered. According...
12:34 am EDT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Engadget Acer Liquid Gallant Duo up for pre-order on Expansys, SIM-swappers silently applaud
Acer's line of Liquid handsets aren't really chart toppers on any Android fan's most wanted list, nor should they be. But for the budget-conscious globetrotter, there's a strong case to be made for ...
11:56 pm EDT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 8:30PM 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 8:30PM. Please be a part of it by reviewing the list of topics after the bre...
11:28 pm EDT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Engadget ViewSonic outs 27-inch VX2703mh-LED monitor with 1080p, SRS Premium Sound
Some would say monitors aren't anywhere nearly as exciting as something like, say, a shiny new Galaxy S III or Google's novel slate, the popularly priced Nexus 7 -- but, you know, sometimes you just...
10:56 pm EDT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Engadget G.A.U.N.T.L.E.T. trades in keyboard and touchscreen typing for sweaty hands (video)
Between touchscreens and physical keyboards, you'd thing that handset manufacturers have most of their bases covered. Given the fact that fact that the G.A.U.N.T.L.E.T. isn't even the first glove ke...
10:32 pm EDT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Engadget Qantas replacing staff BlackBerrys with iPhones, Australian flights may be held up by Tiny Wings
RIM has already been feeling the sting of lost customers. That sting isn't getting any gentler, as Qantas just outlined plans to replace all 1,300 BlackBerry phones in the fleet with iPhones. As the...
10:13 pm EDT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Engadget TigerText adds secure messaging to Dropbox in bid to rid the world of bicycle couriers
Secure messaging outfit TigerText has mixed its sauce with Dropbox's API to make a private communications goulash that could spell doom for the humble bicycle courier. The technological team-up enab...
09:55 pm EDT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Engadget Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 to be bundled on all Windows RT tablets
The playing field in the world of Windows tablets became a bit more level today, as Microsoft has announced that Office Home and Student 2013 will be bundled for free with all Windows RT computers. ...
09:32 pm EDT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Engadget DARPA fights fire with sound and electricity, hopes 'ionic wind' could save lives in the field
Fire, frenemy of humanity since time immemorial. Typical extinguishing methods have involved water, chemicals and even blankets, but DARPA wanted to see if there was another, more pragmatic way. Sta...
09:01 pm EDT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Engadget Raspberry Pi production ramped up to 4,000 per day, 5MP camera module on its way (video)
If you'd been frustrated thanks to all the Raspberries having been picked, and had even considered the bitter taste of other fruit, there's hope for you yet. The tiny computer's maker has just annou...
09:01 pm EDT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Engadget NCSU creates stretchable conductors from silver nanowires, lets gadgets go the extra inch
As often as we've seen flexible electronics, there haven't been many examples that could stretch -- a definite problem for wearables as well as any gadget that could afford to take a pull or squeeze....
08:37 pm EDT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Engadget Must See HDTV (June 16th - 22nd)
Eureka The five season run of Syfy's Eureka ends tonight and while we never know quite what to expect from the quirky show, hopefully will wrap things up nicely for the fans. We've tried to glean hi...
08:37 pm EDT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Engadget Must See HDTV (July 16th - 22nd)
Eureka The five season run of Syfy's Eureka ends tonight and while we never know quite what to expect from the quirky show, hopefully will wrap things up nicely for the fans. We've tried to glean hi...
08:13 pm EDT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Engadget Yahoo appoints former Google exec Marissa Mayer as CEO
As a top executive and employee number 20 at Google, there wasn't necessarily a tremendous opportunity for growth at the Mountain View search giant. That may explain Marissa Mayer's recent decision t...
08:05 pm EDT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Engadget Motorola discounts the MOTOACTV $100, hopes you're still in bikini slim-down mode
Still in the middle of your seasonal weight loss regimen? Well, if you're in the market for a new fitness wearable, Motorola has dropped the price on its MOTOACTV to $149.99 for the 8GB model, $199....
07:39 pm EDT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Engadget Georgie app offers up Android features and voice-guided menus for the blind: we go hands-on (video)
Phone options for the blind previously been pricey hardware based solutions -- or feature-light (physically-heavy) handsets. While the functional abilities of smartphones have expanded out wildly fr...
07:00 pm EDT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Engadget Microsoft Office 2013 preview: details, screenshots and impressions
More Info Microsoft begins Office 15 technical preview, fills up before you knew it existed Microsoft Office 15 leaks suggest Office 2013 name, show off Metro logo and Web Apps UI Of...
06:56 pm EDT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Engadget Sprint bundles Lenovo IdeaPad U310 and a mobile hotspot: $850 plus a monthly bill
Looking to snag a mobile hotspot with your pending Ultrabook purchase? If so, Sprint is looking to be the first US carrier to oblige with a package deal. The wireless provider will bundle the Leno...
06:56 pm EDT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Engadget Sprint bundles Lenovo IdeaPad U310 and a mobile hotspot: $850 plus a monthly bill (update: $799)
Looking to snag a mobile hotspot with your pending Ultrabook purchase? If so, Sprint is looking to be the first US carrier to oblige with a package deal. The wireless provider will bundle the Leno...
06:41 pm EDT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Engadget Nexus Q hacked to run CM9 and XBMC, inches closer to usefulness
The Nexus Q hacks are coming fast and furious now, and inching closer to true usefulness with each one. The latest is easily the most exciting -- a port of full-blown CyanogenMod 9 and XMBC for Andr...
06:22 pm EDT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Engadget Researcher calls platinum wrong for fuel cell development, looks elsewhere for efficiency
Hearing that fuel cells aren't the most efficient thing in the world shouldn't take you by surprise, but a determination by one Alfred Anderson just might. The chemistry professor from Case Western R...
05:46 pm EDT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Engadget iOS 6 beta 3 wends its way to developers
It's been a long three weeks since iOS 6 beta 2 arrived to refine Apple's next mobile OS, so it's with some relief that beta 3 has just popped up as an over-the-air update. As always, the attention ...
05:46 pm EDT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Engadget iOS 6 beta 3 winds its way to developers
It's been a long three weeks since iOS 6 beta 2 arrived to refine Apple's next mobile OS, so it's with some relief that beta 3 has just popped up as an over-the-air update. As always, the attention ...
05:38 pm EDT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile officially confirms Samsung Galaxy Note, more details in coming weeks
Due to numerous marketing materials, FCC documents and other leaks, T-Mobile hasn't exactly made it a secret that the Samsung Galaxy Note would be coming to its network sometime soon. We've been beg...
05:38 pm EDT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile officially confirms Samsung Galaxy Note, more details in coming weeks (Update: Official PR!)
Due to numerous marketing materials, FCC documents and other leaks, T-Mobile hasn't exactly made it a secret that the Samsung Galaxy Note would be coming to its network sometime soon. We've been beg...
05:35 pm EDT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia NXT series available now unlocked for US tastes
The waiting is the hardest part -- just ask stateside fans of the Xperia NXT series. But in a welcome change of fortune, Sony's breaking down international borders and making its Android trio availa...
05:11 pm EDT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Engadget NVIDIA scores $12.4 million contract from the DOE to help FastForward exascale computing
Sick and tired of waiting around for some exascale computing? So's the Department of Energy. The agency has offered up a $12.4 million contract to NVIDIA as part of its FastForward program, an attem...
04:49 pm EDT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Engadget US Navy deploys SeaFox submarines to Persian Gulf for universal mine control
Tasked with mine detection and eradication in the Persian Gulf, the US Navy has sent a fleet of unmanned submarines to help keep the Strait of Hormuz open in Iran. Dubbed the SeaFox, each vehicle ho...
04:00 pm EDT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Engadget Into the wild: cultivating the next generation of American scientists with Project Aether
At first it was faint -- a blurry smear bisecting the sky above, running roughly north to south and flanked by a second, even more indistinct line to the west. Soon, though, both lines began to chan...
03:39 pm EDT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Engadget AMD chops up to $50 off Radeon HD 7970, 7950 and 7870 graphics cards
The recent release of the Radeon HD 7970 Ghz Edition is having knock-on benefits further down the stack. $20 has now been shaved off the regular 7970 rrp in addition to the last discount we reported...
03:17 pm EDT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Engadget Jolla signs deal to bring future MeeGo handsets to Chinese retailer D.Phone
With only vague plans for two new Meego smartphones and a loose commitment from Nokia in its pocket, nervy startup Jolla went ahead and signed its first sales channel -- Chinese retailer D.Phone. Th...
03:01 pm EDT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win a Motorola Atrix HD!
Intrigued by Motorola's new flagship device on AT&T? If you read our review on the Atrix HD you'll know the smartphone is a solid choice in the $99 price range, but today and tomorrow is your ti...
02:53 pm EDT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Engadget 2012 iPhone's maybe-finished front appears with center camera, may straighten our FaceTime chats
A claimed test sample of the 2012 iPhone's complete body has already made the rounds, but it was using a rough front panel that wasn't supposed to be wholly representative of the finished work. Freq...
02:00 pm EDT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Engadget Motorola Atrix HD review
More Info Motorola Atrix HD coming to AT&T July 15, priced at $99 Motorola Atrix 2 review Motorola ICS UI review When it comes to storied products, the Motorola Atrix has already...
01:37 pm EDT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Engadget Skype confirms 'rare' bug that sends messages to unintended contacts, promises fix soon
Only a handful of Skype users have reported this problem over at the support forum, but what they're complaining about is pretty hair-raising. They say that, following an update in June, instant mess...
01:23 pm EDT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Engadget Ouya talks Tegra 3 with NVIDIA, 'might consider' early developer access to console's circuit board
The folks behind Ouya got millions of dollars, courtesy of a slew of very kind folks on Kickstarter -- and now the hard part begins: actually bringing a product to market. Thankfully, it's not wasti...
01:04 pm EDT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Engadget New Recce 3D map app offers location-based services and games, Sim City possibilities abound
The mapping scene has seen plenty of activity lately -- what with Apple ditching Google to launch its own service while the latter continues to layer on improvements such as better walking direction...
12:33 pm EDT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Engadget Zoom Q2HD Handy Video Recorder lets you stream and record on the move, we go hands-on
Zoom is known for making audio recorders, but its latest product, the Q2HD, brings video to the recording party -- HD video, no less. Sure, there are many ways to shoot and share our lives these day...
12:15 pm EDT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Engadget Now TV launches in the UK, brings pay-as-you-go streaming to Mac, PC and Android
Sky is going online and ditching the contracts... sort of. The UK TV provider is launching a new service called Now TV that will take on more established properties like Lovefilm and Netflix. The st...
11:56 am EDT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Engadget Steam store reveals a handful of new categories, hints at non-gaming app possibilities
Steam's Android app has thrown up a selection of new categories that point to the possibility of productivity apps and other types of non-gaming software being sold in the near-future. Ranging from ...
11:34 am EDT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Engadget Tokyoflash Japan unveils the Kisai Online, tells the time in vertical lines
The latest fan-submitted timepiece from Tokyoflash bundles together 10 distinct lines to tell the time. The Kisai Online's built-in accelerometer means as you rotate the watch to view, an otherwise ...
11:05 am EDT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Engadget NASA captures red sprite, puts it in a jar
Lightning doesn't always shoot downwards. Just occasionally, a thunderstorm will be accompanied by a red sprite: a huge, momentary electrical explosion that occurs around 50 miles high and fires thi...
10:38 am EDT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Engadget Comic-Con fans go crazy over Hobbit teaser, but not the 48fps version
Two different audiences and two very different screenings. After unfamiliar 48fps Hobbit footage was pretty universally panned back at Cinema-Con, Peter Jackson decided to play it safe and show Comi...
10:15 am EDT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Engadget It's official: Comcast buys out Microsoft's share of MSNBC
Breaking up is hard to do, and it took Microsoft and NBC a few more days to hammer out all the details and make it official. NBC is buying the software maker's half of the MSNBC website, which will b...
09:42 am EDT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Engadget Galaxy S III dev edition sales page goes live, 'coming soon' for VZW freedom-lovers
Even if you have $600 in your pocket and plenty of reasons to want a custom ROM on your Galaxy S III, you still can't quite get hold of Samsung and VZW's promised developer edition. That said, the t...
09:08 am EDT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Engadget Twitter @ reply's original creator uncovered, did it before it was cool
The @ reply has long been cited as an example of Twitter's organic growth, having birthed from its users rather than a San Francisco office -- but who really started it? After some in-depth sleuthin...
08:04 am EDT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Engadget Airbus designer hopes to see planes roll out of hanger-sized 3D printers by 2050
3D printing may still be in its infancy, but at least one Airbus designer sees things progressing quite a bit over the next 40 years or so. As Forbes reports, the company's Bastian Schafer has been ...
08:04 am EDT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Engadget Airbus designer hopes to see planes roll out of hangar-sized 3D printers by 2050
3D printing may still be in its infancy, but at least one Airbus designer sees things progressing quite a bit over the next 40 years or so. As Forbes reports, the company's Bastian Schafer has been ...
07:02 am EDT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Engadget Outstanding Technology brings visible light communication to phones and tablets via dongle and LEDs
Data transmission via visible light is no longer a technological novelty, but it has yet to make its way into consumer's hands. Japanese firm Outstanding Technology is aiming to change that with its...
06:02 am EDT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Engadget Lockheed Martin Stalker drone stays airborne 48 hours using laser power, all-seeing eye gets literal (video)
Aerial drone designers have been pushing hard to get devices that can stay airborne for days. After all, what's the point of having an observer that routinely lets its guard down? Lockheed Martin mu...
05:15 am EDT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Engadget Galaxy S III Developer Edition for Verizon appears on Samsung's website
Fans of unlocked bootloaders rejoice! It looks like the landing page for the Galaxy S III Developer Edition for Verizon is now live on Samsung's website. As you'll recall, Verizon is the only US car...
03:35 am EDT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Engadget Kontron preps first Tegra 3-based Mini-ITX board, homebrew gets an ARMful
Believe it or not, there's a potentially cheaper (and more customizable) way to get NVIDIA's quad-core Tegra 3 into your life than to spring for a Nexus 7. Kontron is readying a rare Mini-ITX mother...
02:47 am EDT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Engadget How would you change the Nokia Lumia 710?
While Nokia's Lumia 710 may have been imagined as the Jan Brady of the Lumia line, this supposedly awkward middle child does plenty of things right. In fact, for everyone outside of the smartphone h...
01:00 am EDT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of July 9th, 2012
Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so ...
12:16 am EDT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Engadget Ceton Echo Extender for Media Center beta to start in September
If you're one of the lucky few -- 1000 actually -- who received an email today from Ceton you will have the ability to join its paid Extender beta this September. For $179 Ceton will ship testers an...
11:27 pm EDT - Sun, July 15, 2012
Engadget Google gently tweaks offline experience for Docs, rolling out to Drive users now
You asked for it (probably), and Google delivered (definitely). Once you've enabled Docs offline within Google Drive -- you have, right? -- you'll be able to both create and edit Google documents an...
09:30 pm EDT - Sun, July 15, 2012
Engadget Switched On: Android's TV Triple Threat
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. Just two years ago, Google TV paved a way for Android to enter the television via integrated sets, Blu-ray players, ...
08:10 pm EDT - Sun, July 15, 2012
Engadget Richard Branson confirms Virgin Galactic's first space tourism flight will launch next year with him on board
Richard Branson has long said that he'd be on board Virgin Galactic's first commercial space tourism flight, and he's now confirmed that will take place sometime next year with his two adult childre...
06:42 pm EDT - Sun, July 15, 2012
Engadget C-Spire debuts pre-paid tablet and hotspot plans
As far as regional carriers go, C-Spire is a pretty big deal. Which makes it all the more surprising that the company hasn't offered standalone pre-paid data plans until now. The southern cellphone n...
05:55 pm EDT - Sun, July 15, 2012
Engadget France's ANDRA developing a million-year hard drive, we hope our badly-written blogs live in perpetuity
Us humans have been quick to embrace digital technology for preserving our memories, but we've forgotten that most of our storage won't last for more than a few decades; when a hard drive loses its ...
04:57 pm EDT - Sun, July 15, 2012
Engadget Fujifilm sues Motorola over broad camera and phone patents, claims RAZRs and Xyboards are at fault
Motorola won't have had much of a break following the dismissal of a key Apple lawsuit, after all. In a low-profile move, Fujifilm has sued Motorola for allegedly violating four particularly broad p...
04:25 pm EDT - Sun, July 15, 2012
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: origami Yoda, high-speed rail line and a self powered building
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 great week for two of our favorite things ov...
03:45 pm EDT - Sun, July 15, 2012
Engadget PSA: Sprint LTE goes live today, honest and for true
Sprint's decision to take its LTE live in Kansas City marked a short prelude to a full orchestral performance -- the carrier's upgraded 4G network is now official. Kansas City and St. Joseph in Kans...
03:45 pm EDT - Sun, July 15, 2012
Engadget PSA: Sprint LTE goes live today, honest and for true (update: includes Missouri)
Sprint's decision to take its LTE live in Kansas City marked a short prelude to a full orchestral performance -- the carrier's upgraded 4G network is now official. Kansas City and St. Joseph in Kans...
03:31 pm EDT - Sun, July 15, 2012
Engadget Motorola Atrix HD now on sale at AT&T: $100 on contract for LTE, 720p and ICS
Well, lookie here. It didn't take long for Motorola's latest Atrix variant to go from unveiled to launched, as the Atrix HD is now on sale at AT&T for a wallet-pleasing $99.99 on contract. Sign ...
03:19 pm EDT - Sun, July 15, 2012
Engadget Nokia and AT&T cut Lumia 900 price to $50, sweeten the Windows Phone 7.8 pot
Early Lumia 900 adopters might feel spurned knowing that their devices won't get any near-future upgrades beyond Windows Phone 7.8, but AT&T and Nokia are hoping that some new customers just nee...
02:45 pm EDT - Sun, July 15, 2012
Engadget Xbox 360 Halo 4 bundle fights new enemies, packs familiar hardware on November 6th
It's widely considered a tradition: Microsoft readies a new Halo game, and a new Xbox 360 bundle swings by stores to mark the occasion. The Limited Edition Halo 4 Xbox 360 follows that pattern, with...
01:49 pm EDT - Sun, July 15, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia tipo sidles into the FCC, inspires yawns
Another day, another FCC filing. This time, though, the documents on offer aren't tipping us off to the impending arrival of some wunderphone -- it's just Sony's recently outed Xperia tipo. The dimi...
10:28 am EDT - Sun, July 15, 2012
Engadget NIF sets record with 500 TW laser shot, lab-based nuclear fusion not far behind
In an effort to recreate the fusion reaction that occurs in start formation, the National Ignition Facility in Livermore, CA has been building up to some extremely powerful laser shots. Back in Marc...
08:13 am EDT - Sun, July 15, 2012
Engadget Adidas miCoach out now on European Xbox 360s and PS3s, connects to cameras and own hardware
Those looking to hone their own olympian body in preparation for this year's Games can grab Adidas' miCoach title for both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Tapping into both consoles' respective motion-s...
06:04 am EDT - Sun, July 15, 2012
Engadget Lexar XQD memory cards announced, will duel with Sony for Nikon D4's attention
Nikon's D4 is currently the only belle at the XQD ball, and until now, Sony was its only memory suitor. However, Lexar's just arrived with a new line of cards to compete for the D4's affections. The...
03:57 am EDT - Sun, July 15, 2012
Engadget LG selected to develop 60-inch flexible OLED by 2017
While regular consumers are still wait for the first big screen OLED display to make it to big box stores, Korea's Ministry of Knowledge Economy has chosen LG to lead the a consortium charged with d...
02:34 am EDT - Sun, July 15, 2012
Engadget Google Takeout introduces transfer tool for Google+ circles, merges your work and personal life
Those who extol the virtues of keeping one's personal and professional life separate probably never had to juggle two Google+ accounts. Folks saddled with a Google+ profile for both their ...
02:06 am EDT - Sun, July 15, 2012
Engadget Ask Engadget: best tablet, software and case for a child with a developmental disorder?
We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is coming to us from is from Kim, who wants to hel...
12:54 am EDT - Sun, July 15, 2012
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of July 9th, 2012
Not all mobile news is destined for the front page, but if you're like us and really want to know what's going on, then you've come to the right place. This past week, Motorola debuted the RAZR V in...
11:48 pm EDT - Sat, July 14, 2012
Engadget Google posts Android 4.1 Jelly Bean's changelog, explores its latest dessert in detail
We've certainly delved into Android 4.1 Jelly Bean's new features, but Google itself is just now giving us a full exploration of its update's sugar-laden heart through an official changelog. While G...
10:36 pm EDT - Sat, July 14, 2012
Engadget Utah researchers create 'Spintronic' LED, claim it's 'brighter, cheaper' and eco-friendly
Spintronics? Not exactly a new term 'round these parts, but University of Utah physicists are applying it in a unique way that may eventually make TVs look even sharper than they do today. The entity...
09:20 pm EDT - Sat, July 14, 2012
Engadget Alt-week 7.14.2012: Bleeping sheep and ATLAS art
Alt-week peels back the covers on some of the more curious sci-tech stories from the last seven days. While there might not quite have been the epic science news that we had last week, that doesn't ...
07:00 pm EDT - Sat, July 14, 2012
Engadget Beacon Audio Phoenix review: our new favorite portable speaker
We'll admit it: we're jaded. There is so much bad, middling and just okay stuff floating around in the portable speaker universe that we're tired of even thinking about it. We've had our distinct fa...
06:35 pm EDT - Sat, July 14, 2012
Engadget Engadget Podcast 301 - 07.14.2012
Live! from the Hamptons, it was Friday night! at the official Engadget Retreat Basement Garage Studio, where the surroundings are cozy, the recording is iffy, and the rabbit is always just around th...
05:32 pm EDT - Sat, July 14, 2012
Engadget MapQuest picks TomTom Maps to power iPhone and Android turn-by-turn navigation apps
Still trying to figure out which way to turn when it comes to on-phone navigation? How's about a free option to ponder? MapQuest's gratis iPhone and Android programs are set to get a heck of a lot b...
04:00 pm EDT - Sat, July 14, 2012
Engadget Samsung Series 7 Gamer review: the company's first gaming laptop makes its way to the US
Sure, thin, light and power-efficient may be the latest trend in notebook design, but one category of portable computing isn't afraid of going against the grain: the oversized gaming laptop. These b...
01:18 pm EDT - Sat, July 14, 2012
Engadget Google brings five California-based US National Parks into Street View
Taking a virtual tour of the Amazon or Antarctica? Totally doable with Street View. But some of America's finest National Parks? Yeah, those have been a long time coming. Today, Google announced the...
11:43 am EDT - Sat, July 14, 2012
Engadget Garmin GLO Portable GPS and GLONASS receiver hit the FCC, get torn down for good measure
Hasty, no? Merely hours after being announced to the world, Garmin's GLO Portable GPS and GLONASS receiver have touched down in the FCC's database. Per usual, that's a fairly solid indicator that th...
08:31 am EDT - Sat, July 14, 2012
Engadget Microsoft updates SkyDrive for Windows app: new status window, freshened logo
We dug into Microsoft's recently updated SkyDrive efforts in a review earlier this year, and it looks as if the company's still intent on improving things based on user feedback. The newest update t...
05:14 am EDT - Sat, July 14, 2012
Engadget BAE Systems speaks about unmanned ASTRAEA: no reason it can't stay in air 'for weeks'
BAE Systems' ASTRAEA isn't a new concept -- the company's been playing up its unmanned potential for quite some time now -- but it's all seeming entirely less pie-in-the-sky now that the Farnborough...
03:58 am EDT - Sat, July 14, 2012
Engadget Savi People app brings 'smarter' contacts to iPhone, integrates with your favorite social networks
If you haven't been completely content with the stock Contacts app on your renowned Cupertino handset, and were wishing there was a little more to squeeze out of it -- there might just be something ...
03:28 am EDT - Sat, July 14, 2012
Engadget XBMC for Android app revealed; source code available now, beta APKs soon (video)
Surprise surprise, after popping up on the iPad last year, XBMC developers revealed tonight that they've created a version of the media center that runs as an Android app. Currently the team has it ...
03:00 am EDT - Sat, July 14, 2012
Engadget LogMeIn's Cubby offering up 1GB for referrals, tells Dropbox where it can store it
Seems like everyone's aching to store your files, these days -- Dropbox, Sugar Sync, that new startup, Google. Logmein's gotten into the game as well, launching its Cubby service in beta earlier thi...
01:57 am EDT - Sat, July 14, 2012
Engadget RED5 remote control plane can fly like an eagle, spy like one too
RED5's Spy Hawk might look like the stuff of a hobbyist's dreams, but it's not such an innocent craft. The remote control glider does precisely what its moniker implies, melding one part recreation ...
01:52 am EDT - Sat, July 14, 2012
Engadget RIM slapped with $147.2 million in damages from Mformation patent lawsuit
RIM just keeps taking hard knocks in the patent arena. Just days after Nokia had its turn piling on extra infringement claims, device management developer Mformation Technologies has won a hefty $14...
01:52 am EDT - Sat, July 14, 2012
Engadget RIM slapped with $147.2 million in damages from Mformation patent lawsuit (update: RIM response)
RIM just keeps taking hard knocks in the patent arena. Just days after Nokia had its turn piling on extra infringement claims, device management developer Mformation Technologies has won a hefty $14...
12:34 am EDT - Sat, July 14, 2012
Engadget Greenpeace: Apple's energy policy has improved, still needs to remove the coal smoke from iCloud
Wondering where Apple stands environmentally after the recent withdrawal (and subsequent return) of its laptops and desktops from the EPEAT rating system? Greenpeace has issued a well-timed report, ...
12:02 am EDT - Sat, July 14, 2012
Engadget ASUS Transformer Prime TF700T showing 'in stock' at Office Depot, days before scheduled US release
July 16th? Why wait? A full three days prior to the previously scheduled US release date, ASUS' Transformer Prime TF700T is showing as "in stock" right now from Office Depot. For those who've manage...
11:44 pm EDT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Engadget Zero Motorcycles recalls 2012 models with 'lack of weatherproofing'
If you took Zero Motorcycles up on its offer for 25,000 free miles with the purchase of a bike, you might be turning in those wheels for a fix-up soon. According to Asphalt and Rubber, the electric ...
11:29 pm EDT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Engadget Did Sony's latest PlayStation 3 redesign just get outed by Brazil's Anatel?
Remember that mysterious new PS3 variant that passed through the FCC not too long ago? Although that listing didn't have photos to confirm a redesign, a new one has hit Anatel (essentially Brazil's ...
10:54 pm EDT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Engadget FCC Fridays: July 13, 2012
We here at Engadget tend to spend a lot of way too much time poring over the latest FCC filings, be it on the net or directly on the ol' Federal Communications Commission's site. Since we couldn't p...
10:27 pm EDT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Engadget Giada's i53 mini-PC is book-sized, without all the paper cuts
We'd have gone with "smaller than a breadbox," but book-sized seems to work just as well, when describing Giada's new mini-PC. The i53 packs an Ivy Bridge Core i5 processor standard (i3 and and i7 v...
09:59 pm EDT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Engadget Simmtronics' $81 XPad debuts, winning the race to the bottom
The marketplace is flooded with cheap tablets at this point. Some of them quite impressive, others are likely to make your tear your hair out. We think its safe to say that Simmtronics XPad will fal...
08:57 pm EDT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Engadget 'Extreme' class solar flare heading toward Earth, hopefully bringing nothing but auroras
Yesterday, a solar flare set off from the sun, launching a coronal mass ejection (CME) heading toward Earth, and it's set to make an appearance in our fair skies this Saturday. While the wave of cha...
08:29 pm EDT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Engadget Office Next blog is here to answer all your burning questions about the future of spreadsheets
Microsoft has this really great habit of publicly tracking the development of all its products. Windows 8 has been thoroughly documented over at the Building Windows 8 blog, and now Office will have...
08:00 pm EDT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Engadget HP Envy Sleekbook 6z review: an inexpensive thin-and-light with AMD innards
More Info HP unveils Envy Spectre XT Ultrabook, other thin-and-lights in various sizes HP takes EliteBook W-series on a trip to Ivy Bridge, throws in Z220 Xeon for good measure HP ref...
07:32 pm EDT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Engadget Merriam-Webster announces Dictionary API for developers, coming to a word game near you
Merriam-Webster just announced its new Dictionary API, which gives developers access to the full dictionary and thesaurus, along with more specialized content like medical, Spanish, ESL and student-...
07:00 pm EDT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Engadget First solar-geo plant blooms in Nevada's high desert
Drive west on US Route 50 through a stretch of Nevada highway known as "The Loneliest Road in America" and you'll eventually find yourself in the rural county of Churchill. Once a solitary leg in th...
06:43 pm EDT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Engadget Roku 2, LT and new HD boxes upgraded for more languages, future remote apps
Over on the Roku blog the company just announced it's delivering a software 4.8 upgrade starting today. First up there's a few new features included right away like support for Spanish and German in...
06:34 pm EDT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Engadget Google starts shipping Nexus 7 pre-orders, writes a rhyme to celebrate
Dr. Suess it's not, but Google just had to make a bit of hullabaloo about the launch of its first branded tablet, the Nexus 7. The search giant took the wraps off it a few weeks back, but now pre-or...
06:00 pm EDT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Engadget Veho Muvi HD 'NPNG' Edition action camera impressions (video)
Action cameras. We love 'em. Much like buying new sports gear, owning one makes you feel one step closer to the adventurer you know your true self to be. While we're familiar with more than one cont...
05:53 pm EDT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Engadget Bob Mansfield: 'all eligible Apple products are back on EPEAT'
Here's something you don't want happening when you're trying to wrap up a career, plan a jaunt to Moorea and generally goof off while waiting for the final checks to clear: large numbers of people d...
05:41 pm EDT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Engadget CasaTunes Air bridges traditional whole-home audio with AirPlay
So you've made it big time, you've got it all. The car, the toys and a big house with a whole-home audio system. The thing is, as great as your CasaTunes Music Server is with its in-wall and in-ceil...
05:19 pm EDT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Engadget Google delivers My Tracks 2.0 for Android, includes playback in Google Earth and aggregation of statistics
We've long since been fans of Google's My Tracks app -- perhaps the only issue is the Android exclusivity, at least for those using Windows Phone, iOS or BlackBerry. Of course, Columbia's GPSPal acc...
04:54 pm EDT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Engadget Nokia Transport goes official: public transport departure times for over 100 cities (video)
Nokia's public transport update has now passed through beta testing and is available to download on your favorite Lumia handset now. The app refresh adds transit route options and departure times fo...
04:00 pm EDT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Engadget Lenovo IdeaPad U310 review: a reasonably priced Ultrabook for the masses
More Info Lenovo IdeaPad U300s review Lenovo's IdeaPad U310 and U410 Ultrabooks start at an inexpensive $699, weigh a little more than the competition Lenovo U310 and U410 Ultrabooks ...
03:28 pm EDT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Engadget Sprint flips the switch on LTE in Kansas City, your Galaxy S III just got a whole lot better
A few weeks back, Sprint had said its fresh Long Term Evolution waves would be hitting a total of five markets by July 15th, but it looks like one lucky city is seeing the changes kick in a wee bit ...
02:58 pm EDT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Engadget CyanogenMod developers slap Jelly Bean on an Optimus 4X HD, tease CM10 (video)
That didn't take long. The boys behind CyanogenMod promised a quick turnaround for its upcoming JellyBean-based update and are already teasing workable CM10 ROMs. CyanogenMod's Ricardo Cercuiera tos...
02:00 pm EDT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus Vu review: a 5-inch, pen-enabled phone to take on the Galaxy Note
Tech companies are no strangers to the game of follow the leader -- industry imitation is, after all, the sincerest sign of a successful product. In the case of the Galaxy Note, Samsung's phablet wo...
01:42 pm EDT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Engadget Verizon rolls out GameTanium Android mobile gaming subscription app
Love mobile gaming, but hate the commitment that comes with spending a couple of bucks on a title? GameTanium takes all the permanence out of the mobile gaming model, offering up "unlimited play" fo...
01:30 pm EDT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Engadget Distro Issue 48 arrives with the Nexus Q, Levar Burton and more
After a brief respite to recover from last week's hot dog and homemade ice cream comas, our tablet mag is back in action. Getting our e-publication affairs back in order, Brian Heater sits down with...
01:11 pm EDT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Engadget Nokia shutters two Chinese offices as part of strategic reorganization in the region
There's a hole in Nokia's heart and it goes all the way to China. Following news this past April that a massive restructuring effort was underway for Espoo's Asian operations, comes word that office...
12:52 pm EDT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Engadget Researchers use off-the-shelf parts to let you write emails with your eyes (video)
There's a lot of research to help the spinal cord or stroke-injured become more self-sufficient, but it often takes some exotic paraphernalia. To buck that trend, scientists from Imperial College Lo...
12:29 pm EDT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Engadget Finally: BlackBerry App World gains 'upgrade all' command
Ready for some good news out of Waterloo? Well, hold onto your hats, BlackBerry fans, because the latest update to App World introduces a feature that's been a long time coming: the ability to upgra...
12:08 pm EDT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Engadget Omrom MEMS thermal sensor tells you how hot your pocket is (video)
Is that tasty baked snack still too hot to eat? Omron's D6T contactless infrared thermal sensor should take the guesswork out of it and help to avoid future cases of burny-mouth. Hook it up to a pho...
11:33 am EDT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Engadget NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 and 670 round-up: which overclocked card is the one for you?
Happy first-quarter birthday, Kepler. Your reference design is old enough for companies like EVGA, MSI, ASUS, Zotac to push your various clock speeds to the limit, while using custom coolers to avoi...
11:09 am EDT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Engadget NVIDIA Developer Zone shut down, may have been hacked
Bad news from the land of Tegra. NVIDIA has shut down its Developer Zone forums after noticing what it calls "attacks on the site by unauthorized third parties." While the nature of the attacks isn'...
10:34 am EDT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Engadget BBC releases Olympics app, streams the glorious Games straight to your iOS or Android device
The 2012 London Olympics Games are nearly upon us and the BBC just can't hold back its excitement any longer. The Queen's favorite broadcaster has released its Olympics app for both iOS (5.0 and ab...
10:03 am EDT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Engadget Olympus outs firmware update for OM-D E-M5 camera, sleep mode and AF improvements in tow
As is often the case with nearly every itty-bitty software update, the goal's usually to alleviate any problem regardless of how minor it is, and sometimes even bring a couple of enhancements with i...
09:17 am EDT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Engadget Nintendo president: 3DS XL isn't big enough for a second analog stick
We spent a good chunk of time getting to know Nintendo's 3DS XL, which sidesteps the notion of a second analog stick -- despite peripherals adding one to the older model. Now Nintendo president, Sat...
08:15 am EDT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Engadget Nexus Q repurposed to play Pong, games with your heart (video)
Google's mysterious, if not ominous Nexus Q has already been hacked to launch apps of varied origins, but there's one particular app that stands above all: Pong. Or, Brick Defender -- you know, what...
07:40 am EDT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Engadget Mystery HTC device flaunts class-leading benchmarks, 1080p display
When we say "mystery," we totally mean it. We don't know if this thing is a phone or a tablet, or even if it's real -- stranger things have happened that concocted benchmarks. All we can say for sur...
07:15 am EDT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Engadget Panasonic Eluga Power earns nod of approval at FCC
Thanks to recent certification from the FCC, the Panasonic Eluga Power has just earned its figurative passport for travel within the United States. We first met the 5-inch behemoth back at Mobile Wo...
06:16 am EDT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Engadget WiFi Direct headed for a revamp: simpler integration, better support
We love WiFi Direct, we do, but there's no denying the standard has failed to take the world by storm. The WiFi Alliance is going back to the drawing board and looking to streamline its system of co...
05:09 am EDT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Engadget Charlie Kaufman's stop-motion project, Anomalisa, turns to Kickstarter for funding
There are few more bizarre or successful pairings in cinema than Spike Jonze and Charlie Kaufman. Now, the two aren't teaming up again (at least not just yet), but the writer of Adaptation and Being...
04:18 am EDT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Engadget Browser-controlled robot lets you skip stones remotely, mentally escape the concrete jungle
Can't unwind without the aid of open spaces? Skippy the robot might be able to help you out. The aptly named bot lets you remotely skip stones across an Idaho pond using a simple web interface. Afte...
03:04 am EDT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Engadget ZTE teases 'advanced gaming smartphone' set for availability in six days
ZTE must be onto us, for we love a good mystery. The company took to Twitter to tease "one of the most advanced gaming smartphones," which it says will be in customer hands just six days from now. Wi...
02:38 am EDT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Engadget DIY GPS dog collar helps your pup fulfill its mobile computing potential
Yeah, you love your dog, but is he or she really pulling his or her weight? A new project from Adafruit brings an on-board computer to your roaming canine, tracking the distance to your and your pup...
01:46 am EDT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Engadget Toshiba outs Tecra R940 and R950 for small business set, prices start at $600
Last month, Toshiba gave its Tecra line the Ivy Bridge treatment, outing the enterprise-focused R940 and R950 with fingerprint readers and the Smart Client Manager. Today it circled back to give sma...
12:58 am EDT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Engadget Facebook Android app update requires Froyo, tweaks messaging and picture taking
Just an FYI, the folks over at Facebook have shoved another update to their app for Android out the door today. While version 1.9.7 won't add any new apps to your launcher, it does require some new ...
12:04 am EDT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Engadget Twitter's anatomy of a mobile redesign
A couple of months ago, Twitter did a big overhaul of its mobile site. When your service reaches such massive levels of popularity, there's a lot a to take into account with even the most minor of r...
11:21 pm EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget NPD: Nintendo 3DS sales hit 5 million in US, Xbox 360 still claims the console crown
The NPD Group's gaming figures for June have made the rounds, and both Microsoft as well as Nintendo have something to crow about, albeit for very different reasons. Nintendo is the most eager to pr...
11:09 pm EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget NASA launches Spacecraft 3D app for iOS, lets you explore its Curiosity and a lot more
Chances are most of us (you included) know this isn't NASA's first dive into the iOS pool, and the agency's latest addition to its app portfolio is surely going to make a high number of explorers ve...
10:33 pm EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget GammaTech rugged T7Q launches at $2k and up, promptly steals your iPad's lunch money
For people out there doing actual work (like tech blogging, for instance), there's the need for a tablet like the GammaTech T7Q Windows slate, starting at $2,000. Standing out like an M9 tank among ...
09:59 pm EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget Nexus 7 pre-orders ship to some customers -- has yours?
It could be a trickle or a torrent, but reports are coming in that Google is shipping the first Nexus 7 pre-orders to those customers who pulled the trigger at the Google Play Store while the I/O ke...
09:45 pm EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget BAE Systems designs hard composite solar cells: could act as structure of UAVs, piece of soldier's gear
BAE Systems revealed that it's working on hardy, high-capacity solar cells that could power unmanned vehicles and even attach to an individual soldier's gear. According to Darren Buckle, a manager f...
09:19 pm EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget Nielsen has Android near 52 percent of US smartphone share in Q2, iPhone ekes out gains
If there was doubt as to whether or not Android would soon become the majority smartphone platform in the US, that's just been erased by Nielsen. Google crossed the tipping point in the second quart...
08:53 pm EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget WSJ: Sinking social news site Digg bought for $500K by NYC firm Betaworks
Digg, once one of the shining stars of the social media world, is now a sad shell of of its former self. The once mighty news sharing service founded by Kevin Rose has just been snatched up by a sma...
08:53 pm EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget WSJ: Sinking social news site Digg bought by NYC firm Betaworks (updated)
Digg, once one of the shining stars of the social media world, is now a sad shell of of its former self. The once mighty news-sharing service founded by Kevin Rose, has just been snatched up by a sm...
08:37 pm EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget AMC to live stream Breaking Bad season premiere on its site, Dish customers rejoice
Yes! Good news are in for those of you who were affected by the ongoing kerfuffle between Dish and AMC: the TV network just announced it'll be live streaming the return of Walter White and Jesse Pin...
08:09 pm EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget Sprint Epic 4G Touch and US Cellular Galaxy S II ICS updates are official, start rolling out today
Just as the leak last night indicated, Samsung is finally ready to deliver Ice Cream Sandwich to Sprint's Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch. Samsung also announced today that US Cellular's similar but WiMAX...
08:09 pm EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget Sprint Epic 4G Touch (Update: but not) US Cellular Galaxy S II ICS update is official, start rolling out today
Just as the leak last night indicated, Samsung is finally ready to deliver Ice Cream Sandwich to Sprint's Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch. Samsung also announced today that US Cellular's similar but WiMAX...
08:09 pm EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget Sprint Epic 4G Touch (Update: but not US Cellular Galaxy S II) ICS update is official, start rolling out today
Just as the leak last night indicated, Samsung is finally ready to deliver Ice Cream Sandwich to Sprint's Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch. Samsung also announced today that US Cellular's similar but WiMAX...
07:42 pm EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget PSA: Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S III finally arriving in stores today
Despite some lucky folks claiming they'd received their GS3 order a bit earlier than expected (and others still patiently waiting for delivery), a good chunk of Big Red customers were eagerly lookin...
07:14 pm EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget Facebook redesigns Events listings, makes you an even bigger jerk for forgetting someone's birthday
Facebook, that tenuous connection between ourselves and the many casual acquaintances we've amassed over the years, has just rolled out a better way to keep track of events. Now it's possible to pla...
06:41 pm EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget Yahoo confirms server breach, over 400k accounts compromised
Online account security breaches are seemingly commonplace these days -- just ask LinkedIn or Sony -- and now we can add Yahoo's name to the list of hacking victims. The company's confirmed that it ...
06:17 pm EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget Nokia 808 PureView flashes backstage pass, shows off video chops
When it comes to smartphone photography and videography, the Nokia 808 PureView is the truth. We glowed about the device's optical prowess in our in-depth review, but some of you still may not be con...
05:55 pm EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget AUO, LG, Toshiba pay $571 million to settle LCD price fixing lawsuit, broken record keeps skipping
The way LCD price fixing lawsuits keep popping up and settling in short order, you'd think they were going out of style. The latest motley group to face a reckoning includes AU Optronics, LG and Tos...
05:31 pm EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget HTC Vertex pops up in benchmarks, might bring a slice of One X muscle to tablets
HTC has been stoking the fires of anticipation for its return to tablets, and that small flame is quickly turning into a full conflagration. A slab nicknamed the Vertex has surfaced in benchmarks wi...
05:00 pm EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: Pear brings Bluetooth to your Apple-compatible speaker dock
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...
04:31 pm EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget Twitter comes to Nokia Series 40 feature phones, lets you hashtag with the best of them
Got a Nokia Series 40 handset and a bad case of Twitter-envy (twenvy?)? Fear not, the service announced today that it's bringing its micro-blogging magic to the feature phones, promising a zippy nat...
04:27 pm EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget Sprint confirms HTC EVO 4G LTE in white, battle of exclusive phone colors rages on
Not to be outdone by that red Galaxy S III over at AT&T, Sprint has confirmed that its inadvertent ad posting wasn't just a fluke: it's bringing out a white version of the EVO 4G LTE. Strictly s...
04:27 pm EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget Sprint confirms HTC EVO 4G LTE in white, battle of carrier-specific phone colors rages on
Not to be outdone by that red Galaxy S III over at AT&T, Sprint has confirmed that its inadvertent ad posting wasn't just a fluke: it's bringing out a white version of the EVO 4G LTE. Strictly s...
04:00 pm EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget NBC's 2012 London Olympics second screen and streaming apps for Android and iOS launch today
NBC mentioned it would deliver two complementary mobile apps for its extensive London Olympics coverage and now they have arrived. Available for Android phones and tablets as well as the iPhone and ...
03:38 pm EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget New 2012 iPhone body reportedly leaks, gives the glass front its time to shine
Remember that tall, mostly aluminum 2012 iPhone shell that appeared to have leaked? It's back. This time, KitGuru has unearthed what it claims is a "test sample" with the glass front panel roughly i...
03:10 pm EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget Marvel Cinematic Universe 10-disc Blu-ray box unveiled, Tesseract and all
Just as the listing on Amazon foretold last month, Marvel and Disney today revealed the case for their 10-disc Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One - Avengers Assembled box set. It features not only...
02:42 pm EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget Amazon Game Connect links free-to-play, MMO games to store accounts, turns 1-Click into way too many
Amazon must have a lot of free time for gaming during its summer vacation: just a day after unveiling GameCircle as a cloud infrastructure, it's trotting out Game Connect to make buying game content...
02:07 pm EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget AT&T scores red Galaxy S III, pre-orders start July 15th
Not a fan of the white or "Pebble Blue" shells the Galaxy S III is packed in, looking for something a little more sultry perhaps? Well, if you're an AT&T customer, you've got a new choice in fin...
01:42 pm EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget Toshiba unites PC, tablet and TV design groups, aims for hub of digital harmony
Toshiba is one of the few Japanese tech giants to be riding high from a cash standpoint, but the company is still looking for ways to trim the fat -- not to mention get some fresh design in the proc...
01:19 pm EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget Japanese company releasing do-it-yourself Pius electric vehicle, name sounds vaguely familiar
That homemade bug-zapping lightsaber not quite floating your boat? Then how about building your own electric vehicle? That's the opportunity that MODI Corporation in Japan hopes to sell when its "Pi...
12:48 pm EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget Samsung T699 passes federal inspection, lacks naming conviction
The obtusely-named Galaxy S Blaze Q rumored to be coming to a T-Mobile store near you, has appeared at the FCC labs. It tallies with the magenta mobile network, packing AWS, GPRS 850 and 1900 radio ...
12:18 pm EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget Microsoft's first international store set to open this fall in Canada
Living it up in the True North and wishing there was a Microsoft Store near you to take advantage of that subsidized Xbox 360 deal? Or, you know, give Windows Phone a run for its money? Well, if all...
12:00 pm EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget Exclusive hands-on with the LUMOback smart posture sensor (video)
We first met Andrew Chang -- one of the co-founders behind LUMOback -- when he approached us at the end of our panel at SXSW and offered to show us his smart posture sensor. He was wearing it right ...
12:00 pm EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget LUMOback smart posture sensor hands-on (video)
We first met Andrew Chang -- one of the co-founders behind LUMOback -- when he approached us at the end of our panel at SXSW and offered to show us his smart posture sensor. He was wearing it right ...
11:46 am EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget Google Maps adds walking directions for 44 African countries on web and mobile
Whether it's on two wheels, under cover or across the cruel watery mistress, Google Maps wants to get you there. But what about the long, arduous pedestrian plod? Well, from today, 44 African nation...
11:22 am EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget EEG headware probes your neurons, shows interrogators your cranial contact list
You might pride yourself on your poker face, but there would be no way to hide from a skull-probing EEG helmet being developed by Veritas Scientific. The device takes advantage of a well-known medic...
11:10 am EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget O2's continued outage reminds us to spend less time connected, (try) to call our mother
Ever wondered what life was like before the mobile phone? Well for swathes of O2 customers in the UK, that has been their reality since mid afternoon yesterday. Okay, network outages happen. It's a ...
11:01 am EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget July 12th, 1962: the day two continents smiled at each other
We'd probably all agree the Internet is the real revolution of the modern era, but today marks an older, parallel milestone that also brims with significance. On July 10th, 1962 -- back when JFK fre...
10:45 am EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget Triple-screen gaming setups put under the microscope, deemed an attainable luxury
Can't help salivating over gaming setups with three screens? The Tech Report knows your hunger, and aims to satiate your cravings with a detailed look at the triple-display efforts of Gigabyte's GeF...
10:22 am EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget Klipsch gets vibrant, intros S4i Rugged in-ear headphones
The last we saw some colorful headphones from Klipsch was when it introduced the purple Lou Reed X10i in-ears last holiday season. Just in time for the summer, the headphone maker is unleashing a ru...
10:02 am EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget Q2 and Q4 Xbee controllers have the gimbals to handle your most unwieldy robotics projects
Yes, we've seen an XBee radio interface with RC robots before, but Quantum Robotics' open-source Xbee handheld controllers have enough gimbals, push buttons and toggle switches to leave us starry-ey...
09:25 am EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget Angry Birds land on Samsung Smart TVs, wage war with gestures
If your contempt for green swine runs deeper then you can express on a smartphone, maybe its time you took the war to something bigger. How about a Samsung Smart TV? According to the firm's Flickr p...
08:48 am EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget Former Windows Phone Director Robert Williams joins Amazon, stirs rumor pot
We're no CSI, but if we were Amazon, planning to make a phone, we'd definitely want to make sure developers were happy, that we had some weight in the patent world, and had an idea of the end design...
08:11 am EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget New York MTA announces smartphone-based ticketing trials aboard Metro-North Railroad
Like big sodas, paper ticket stubs may soon become a thing of the past in New York. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has announced that, come next month, its employees will begin trials of ...
07:33 am EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget Dropbox rewards early Pro members by stopping their bills
Just how loyal must you be to deserve Dropbox's latest slathering of free storage? Well, that's not exactly clear, but some early subscribers to the 25GB Pro option have been receiving emails congra...
06:58 am EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget IDC and Gartner: PC market flattened out in Q2 while Apple, ASUS and Lenovo remain the stars
Microsoft's Steve Ballmer might be working overtime to keep Apple at bay, but the PC market that his company largely built is hurting, if you ask researchers at Gartner and IDC. Both estimate that s...
06:25 am EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget Sony unveils first medical-grade OLED monitor, surgery gets rendered in all-too-vivid color
OLED screens are virtually everywhere, and they're steadily getting bigger, but it was tough to find any in hospitals until now. While Sony's 25-inch PVM-2551MD might not have the most glamorous nam...
05:54 am EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget Garmin GLO Portable GPS and GLONASS receiver: location refresh rate 10 times faster than typical GPS
Maps. Everyone loves 'em. But while plenty of companies are showing off some very fancy map updates, we're still being left somewhere, staring at tall buildings, waiting for our location to update an...
05:08 am EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S, II and III pitted against one another in DisplayMate shootout
Feeling nerdy? Good, because the folks at DisplayMate have put together quite the comparison of the three different AMOLED displays featured in the Samsung Galaxy S, II and III smartphones. While th...
04:24 am EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget Toshiba's new 2.5-inch AL13SE hard drives: up to 900GB of 10,500RPM storage
A 2.5-inch drive spinning at speeds up to 10,000RPM? Sure, we've seen it before, but only with enough room for 600GB worth of data. Toshiba, however, has trumped its forebears by upping the capacity ...
03:22 am EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget BMW brings iDrive Touch, 3D maps to ConnectedDrive, LTE integration coming soon
Hot on the heels of the news it'll be the first auto company to sport Nuance's Dragon Drive! on some of its fancy rides, BMW's now announced a handful of improvements and additions to its elegant Co...
02:37 am EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget Sprint Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade reportedly arrives tomorrow
After seeing many other Galaxy S II variants get upgrades to Samsung's TouchWiz'd edition of Android 4.0, tomorrow should finally be the day for owners of Sprint's Epic 4G Touch. While the date has ...
01:53 am EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget Kobo updates Touch eReader software and Desktop app, heads to Italy this fall
Kobo's clearly been focused on important stuff like being bought by Rakuten and launching in Japan as of late, but the e-reader manufacturer's got a few bits to announce this week. At the top of the...
01:24 am EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget Chrome OS version 20 hits stable release channel, brings Google Drive and Aura UI for Cr-48s along
If you're a ChromeOS user who doesn't live on the bleeding edge, it's finally time to experience the latest version 20, which most notably adds support for its Drive cloud storage. Also mentioned as...
12:58 am EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget Project 1640 offers new way to search for planets beyond our solar system
It's taken more than six years of development, but a new imaging system for the Palomar Observatory's 200-inch Hale Telescope finally started capturing images last month, and promises to aid signifi...
12:34 am EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget Cinema rig takes the heat out of your NEX-5N, lets you slide in the accessories
The Sony NEX-5N, with it's goodly APS-C sized sensor and decent video quality, still has a couple of knocks against it as a video cam: its bitty size makes it hard to rig up and it doesn't dissipate...
12:12 am EDT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Engadget Telefonica's Tuenti social network kicks off global expansion, rolls out mobile apps
It may not be that well known over here, but the Telefonica-owned Tuenti social network is big in Spain, where it has 13 million users and rakes in over 40 billion page views per month. Now it's hop...
11:51 pm EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: Cardboard Robot brings craning, plucking and learning with a dash of whimsey (video)
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject li...
10:59 pm EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget Philips W732 Android 4.0 smartphone coming to China, has 2,400mAh battery for extended web surfing
The terms "Philips" and "phone" aren't as synonymous as they used to be in the US, but the manufacturer does crank out a smartphone from time to time in China nonetheless. Following the Gingerbread-...
10:36 pm EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget Plextor M5S SSD coming mid-July: healthy speeds starting at $99 for 64GB
The SSD market has finally reached the point where we can afford to be picky, but the M5S's blend of price and performance make it worth a look. It claims random reads / writes of up to 73k and 70k ...
10:15 pm EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget Aereo avoids a preliminary injunction, keeps its antenna to internet TV service on the air for now
While the battle between Aereo, a service that brings OTA TV broadcasts to the internet, and the broadcasters that began suing it before it even launched continues, a judge ruled today against a req...
09:52 pm EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget Atrix HD continues locked bootloader tradition, may be set free... eventually
Motorola's record on the whole smartphone bootloader thing is a tad spotty. The world has been promised unlocked bootloaders and, sometimes, the manufacturer has delivered. After the phones have alr...
09:31 pm EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget Google's Nexus 7 discovered to have Smart Cover-like magnetic sensor
You won't find this on its official specs list, but Google's Nexus 7 tablet apparently has a magnet-enabled sensor that'll automatically set the display to sleep -- it's hard not to think of the iPa...
09:14 pm EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget Google Search As You Type gives retailer websites instant search
Google's search engine and its almighty Omnibox in Chrome have given the public instant search capabilities for some time, and now Google's sharing that same search goodness with its retail partners...
08:59 pm EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget Microsoft and NBC rumored calling it splitsville on the web, MSNBC.com to get friend-zoned
Microsoft and NBC have had what you might call a complicated relationship. They've been separated in the TV space ever since MSNBC became a solely NBC-owned entity in 2005, but the online fling has c...
08:40 pm EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget NYC launches free public WiFi trial, links it to skeevy payphones
Free public WiFi may be the sort of thing you automatically associate with Starbucks, but starting today, you'll be able to add NYC payphones to that short list. The city's pilot program, just offic...
08:22 pm EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget For sale by owner: 1954 flying Taylor AEROCAR, yours now for only $1.25 million (video)
For anyone raised on the retro-futurist notion of flying cars, this literal-minded, nuts-and-bolts incarnation should make for some incredulous swooning. Looking much like a 1950's interpretation of...
08:01 pm EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget FreedomPop jumping from WiMAX to LTE by year's end, iPhone sleeves intact
Followers of FreedomPop's saga have seen the fledgling data-only provider make a few audacious claims: providing free bandwidth, for one, and basing its 4G device lineup as much on iPhone sleeve cas...
07:34 pm EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter cockpit demonstrator hands-on (video)
We spend hundreds of hours on board a variety of airplanes each year, most often en-route to a trade show or product launch event, but occasionally we have a rare opportunity to hop on board militar...
07:16 pm EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget Virgin Galactic unveils LauncherOne satellite vehicle
Building a satellite, that's not really much of a problem anymore. Getting them launched, well, that's what separates the big boys from the wannabes. Virgin's Richard Branson believes he has the ans...
06:49 pm EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget Facebook SDK 3.0 Beta for iOS now available to download, includes tight integration plans for iOS 6
Slide over, Twitter -- after this fall, you won't be the only social network in town with OS-level integration on the iPod touch, iPad and iPhone. As announced back at WWDC in June, Facebook will be ...
06:42 pm EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget Microsoft advises nuking Windows Gadgets after security hole discovery, we mourn our stock widgets
Whether you see Windows Vista and Windows 7 Gadgets as handy tools or a blight upon a pristine desktop, you might want to shut them off for safety's sake. Mickey Shkatov and Toby Kohlenberg have fou...
06:23 pm EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget Nikon recalls battery packs sold with D800 and D7000 DSLRs due to burn hazard
Some important news for anyone who bought a Nikon D800 or D7000 DSLR earlier this year. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada announced today that the battery packs sold with t...
06:16 pm EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget Researcher details method for teaching computers to win at board games through short training videos
All right, hotshot -- sure, you can trounce your five-year-old niece in a round of Connect Four, but are you ready to do battle with a machine? ukasz Kaiser of Paris Diderot University in France has...
05:49 pm EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget Editorial: Ouya's success is opportunity missed for Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony
While today's videogames are bigger, flashier and more impressive than ever, it's hard not to think that the golden era of console gaming is behind us. Back in the late '80s and early-to-mid '90s, w...
05:33 pm EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget Tweetbot for Mac arrives as free alpha, we give a quick hands-on
Seemingly anyone who's used an iPhone (and often the iPad) knows Tweetbot -- it's often the go-to Twitter app for those who prefer not to go the official route. It's to those users' delight, then, ...
05:06 pm EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget HTC EVO 4G LTE firmware update begins rollout today, exterminates the bugs
Sprint's EVO 4G LTE has seen all sorts of setbacks and obstacles since its official announcement -- a customs roadblock and the lack of a live LTE network, most notably. Regardless, it's the flagsh...
04:45 pm EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget Jelly Bean spreads the butter to Amazon's Kindle Fire in unofficial beta build (video)
Jelly Bean(s) for everyone -- essentially, that's just what Google's done for the tech savvy underground with 4.1.1's release in AOSP. Not two days after that source code was made available, has a d...
04:28 pm EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget RIM patent uses motion, CAPTCHAs to stop texting while driving, shows a fine appreciation of irony
More and more people understand that texting while driving is a bad idea, but RIM has just been granted a patent that would have smartphones step in before things get out of hand. Going beyond just ...
04:11 pm EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget Samsung drops universal search from Sprint's Galaxy S III
Sprint's latest OTA update to its new flagship jewel, the Galaxy S III, addressed some security niggles, but the download remained otherwise fuzzy on the details. It now appears the update also nixe...
03:55 pm EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget Think Geek's Mark VII Sonic Screwdriver universal remote pleases Whovians in time for Comic-Con
Ever wished you too could make use of the awesome powers that lie within Dr. Matt Smith's Mark VII Sonic Screwdriver? Well, it's still not exactly a reality as the space-bred handyman's gadget seen ...
03:55 pm EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget ThinkGeek's Mark VII Sonic Screwdriver universal remote pleases Whovians in time for Comic-Con
Ever wished you too could make use of the awesome powers that lie within Dr. Matt Smith's Mark VII Sonic Screwdriver? Well, it's still not exactly a reality as the space-bred handyman's gadget seen ...
03:30 pm EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget Apple sunsets a few 64-bit Macs with Mountain Lion, video drivers likely the culprit
Apple is well-known for wanting a close spread in hardware requirements with OS X upgrades, having dropped PowerPC like a hot potato when Snow Leopard arrived just three years after the Intel switch...
03:14 pm EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget Jawbone Jambox gets Android app support, semi-ironic silent mode
Those who bought the regular Jawbone Jambox have had to look on at Big Jambox owners with envy over the past several weeks for more than just the obvious: the larger model was the only one to suppor...
02:52 pm EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget Samsung's Stephen Woo to kick off day two of CES with keynote
You might be thinking, "it's too early to be talking about CES," and we wish you were right, but you're not. January's consumer electronics extravaganza is inching closer, plans are already being la...
02:23 pm EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget Google and Sustrans join forces, bring bike navigation to UK Maps
Pedaling your way through the streets of London Town and eager to avoid giant hills or dangerous traffic? Well, Google Maps is about to become your new best friend. The (still kinda-sorta) search co...
01:51 pm EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget GameCircle brings achievements, save game sync to Amazon's tablet
Get ready Kindle Fire fans, Amazon is throwing down the gaming gauntlet and taking on all comers. The content giant just announced GameCircle, a new tool available to developers publishing games on i...
01:23 pm EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget SugarSync to ship with many Samsung mobile devices, make Galaxy S III a home away from home
Samsung and SugarSync are already cozy with each other, having struck a deal to put SugarSync's cloud file sharing on Samsung's AllShare Play-equipped TVs. That relationship just got a lot closer: S...
01:00 pm EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget Tep Wireless unveils European-wide hotspot rental service for $5-a-day, 1GB of data included
Hardcore jetsetters should still be turning to Xcom Global, iPhone Trip or a local mobile shop upon arrival, but those who won't be burning up the megabytes now have yet another alternative when tra...
12:53 pm EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget Starbucks Android app gets caffeinated update, also launches in UK and Canada
Americans have enjoyed the freedom to choose between Starbucks apps on both iOS and Android for over a year, and now the Google-flavored iteration is now finally going abroad, launching in both the ...
12:46 pm EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget Rovio's Amazing Alex arrives on Android and iOS July 12th, bosses everywhere weep for lost productivity (video)
It's finally happening: after roughly two and a half years, Rovio Mobile is weaning itself off of its addiction to avians. The company's first non-bird title in what feels like an eternity, Amazing ...
12:22 pm EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget Griffin's MIDIConnect now available at $80 to make beautiful music with your iDevice (video)
Inspiration can strike from anywhere, and now you can use a proper musical instrument to channel it with MIDIConnect, available from Griffin Technology for $80. The unit allows you to twang, pluck o...
12:00 pm EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget OnLive reaffirms support for Marvell powered ARM Google TV boxes
While there has been a lot of speculation recently about which platforms the OnLive Google TV app will support for gameplay, the company is confirming support for / collaboration with Marvell's 1500...
12:00 pm EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget Pure unleashes Contour 100i iDevice speaker with swiveling dock
It was this past CES when we got a quick look at Pure's curvy Contour 200i AirPlay system, and now the company is getting a bit more basic -- and wallet-friendly -- with its 100i. It may not be wire...
11:43 am EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget London Underground: NFC mobile payment technology 'too slow' for the tube
While it's tested the idea several times in the past, London's Tube system won't be getting mobile-based payment technology any time soon. Customer Experience Director Shashi Verma told GigaOM that e...
11:17 am EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget Wilson Electronics' Sleek 4G-V Verizon flavored signal booster reports for service
If you're often finding that your super-duper 4G service is more LT-Eh?, than LTE, then you might have been curious about Wilson Electronics' Sleek 4G-V cellphone signal booster. If you were, it's t...
10:48 am EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget Reported new DARPA chief brings true geek, dash of green tech controversy
Running DARPA has always demanded a certain amount of tech-savviness -- it created what ultimately became the internet, after all -- but it may get an extra coat of green paint with a new leader. Th...
10:27 am EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget 36.7 million FPS camera revolutionized cancer screening, next comes combat sports
We're quite familiar with the fun you can have when you've got a high speed camera in your possession. But, even Phantom's pricey and impressive 2,800 FPS cameras have nothing on the latest project ...
09:59 am EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile to incentivize select 2G subscribers with upgrade offers during five-city US pilot
Growing tired of that EDGE-only device on T-Mobile? The carrier wants you to upgrade just as badly as you do, and may be willing to kick some extra incentives your way to help motivate the switch. I...
09:33 am EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget HTC confirms another tablet coming to the UK
HTC has kept pretty quiet on the tablet front, aside from some Windows brou-ha-ha. But according to PC Advisor, the company has plans to lauch another tablet on British shores. The Flyer remains the...
09:03 am EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget Nokia hits RIM with another triple-patent combo punch
In the law of the playground, he who has the biggest rep holds court. In the world of mobile, though, it's all about your quiver of patents. Nokia has its fair share, and already flexed its litigati...
08:58 am EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget Airbus Electronic Flight Bag apps save iPad savvy pilots time and paper
For a while now, iPads have been used to replace paper in a pilot's daily duties. Airbus is also looking to further the cause with its Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) applications for the Apple slate. P...
08:28 am EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget Green Automotive to acquire Land Rover-converter Liberty Electric for $17 million
Liberty Electric Cars hasn't cropper up on our radar too much in recent years, but it looks like it has been on Green Automotive's. It recently announced that it's acquiring the UK-based company, wh...
07:53 am EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget Motorola MOTOSMART comes to UK in July: we go hands-on
Motorola isn't letting the Atrix HD hog all the spotlight today. If you'd like your smartphone a little more to-the-point, the MOTOSMART distills just about everything cellular to its fundamentals. ...
07:15 am EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget Ouya gaming console raises $2 million on Kickstarter, doesn't know what to do with it
When we first detailed the Ouya $99 Android-based game console yesterday, we had a feeling it would become a hot property over at Kickstarter. But still, there's no way we anticipated this: the proj...
07:01 am EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget Researchers store memory bit on a lone molecule, could pave the way for petabyte SSDs
The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) just deflated the size of a bit down to a solitary nanometer -- the length of an organic molecule. The international research team managed it by first emb...
06:10 am EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget WSJ chimes in on Amazon smartphone rumors, says 4- to 5-inch device is in testing
Whether the possibility of an Amazon smartphone is growing any stronger or the Wall Street Journal just wants to prove it has sources too, the paper is saying parts suppliers are gearing up to build...
05:29 am EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget Magellan eXplorist 510 Marine Edition sets sights on boaters, out in time for Talk Like a Pirate Day
Although the Magellan range of navigation devices is primarily used by landlubbers, it should be noted that the original Portuguese namesake for MiTAC Digital Corporation's line of portable GPS unit...
04:48 am EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget Viacom channels disappear from DirecTV after the two companies can't reach a deal
As we feared, DirecTV and Viacom didn't work things out and before the clock struck midnight ET, all of the network's feeds went dark for the satellite company's customers. Of course, both sides are...
04:00 am EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile myTouch and myTouch Q coming August 8th for $50, we go hands-on
T-Mobile's myTouch series is back with a new pair of devices -- a slate and a slideout QWERTY, to be precise -- and the lucky manufacturer this time around is Huawei, following in the footsteps made...
03:50 am EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget Myanmar plans to open doors to foreign telcos for affordable cellular, internet service
Hefty price tags haven't exactly made cellphones ubiquitous in cash-strapped Myanmar. According to AFP, an estimated 96 percent of the nation's 60 million inhabitants don't own a mobile handset, but...
03:03 am EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note for AT&T devours Ice Cream Sandwich and Premium Suite apps
Here it is, just as you'd expected: Android 4.0 and Samsung's Premium Suite of apps is now available for the Galaxy Note on AT&T. While the update won't be made available over-the-air, both PC a...
02:22 am EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget Graphene heals itself, powers our dreams and nightmares
Slowly, but surely graphene is pushing our technological hopes, dreams and, yes, nightmares towards reality. The stuff is capable of extending battery life, generating electricity, powering high-spe...
01:42 am EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget Optimus LTE II makes a cameo on Verizon as LG VS930
Oh hello there, LG VS930. This handset -- which was caught in the wild by Mr. Blurrycam's cousin, Ms. Quickiecam -- looks an awful lot like an Optimus LTE II for Verizon. This make even more sense w...
01:42 am EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget Optimus LTE II makes a cameo on Verizon as LG VS930 (Updated)
Oh hello there, LG VS930. This handset -- which was caught in the wild by Mr. Blurrycam's cousin, Ms. Quickiecam -- looks an awful lot like an Optimus LTE II for Verizon. This makes even more sense ...
01:04 am EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget Winscape virtual window makes the leap to Kinect in 4K-capable, 6-screen glory (video)
RationalCraft brought its surreal Winscape virtual window to market when the Wii was virtually the only game in town for affordable motion tracking. Microsoft's Kinect has certainly changed the rule...
12:37 am EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget Sony STR-DN1030 AV receiver with AirPlay, WiFi and Bluetooth starts shipping
Right on schedule, the AirPlay sporting, built-in WiFi and Bluetooth AV receiver we told you all about last month is officially available. The 7.2 channel, 145-watt per channel STR-DN1030 retails fo...
12:09 am EDT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Engadget Claystone Launcher 2.0 for Android makes its debut, we go hands-on (video)
You're likely familiar with many of the heavyweights in the Android launcher world such as Apex, GO and Nova, but if you've yet to delve into the world of Claystone, you're really missing out. The f...
11:44 pm EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Samsung brings out Galaxy S III Developer Edition for Verizon, answers the call for an unlockable bootloader
We didn't have too many reservations about the Galaxy S III for Verizon in stock form. Anyone who's been eager to load new firmware, however, has been up in arms over the particularly locked down b...
11:42 pm EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Huawei Ascend Q hands-on (video)
Huawei's taken to the Taste of Chicago event in Chicago to introduce its fresh pair of myTouch phones to the world, but it also had another gem at its booth: the Huawei M660, also known as the Ascen...
11:17 pm EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) now hitting all Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ devices
The Galaxy Nexus we reviewed back at Google I/O was gifted with Android 4.1 from the start, but alas, Google wouldn't say when exactly it'd be rolling out to the masses. How's about... now? Just day...
11:08 pm EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Nexus 7 tablet now receiving Android 4.1.1 update
Android 4.1.1 just made itself available on the AOSP servers yesterday, and evidently it's wasting no time in heading towards the world's first Jelly Bean tablet. The ASUS-built Nexus 7 is now recei...
10:50 pm EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget WD Red HDDs aim to improve company's NASty reputation, bolster reliability in networked homes
Ever heard a story involving Western Digital Green hard drives within a NAS? It probably didn't end well. For whatever reason, the aforesaid outfit's Green portfolio never has been a hit in the netw...
10:23 pm EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Pigs beware: Angry Birds Trilogy coming to 3DS, PS3 and Xbox 360 later this year
Despite already being a massive success story on the Android and iOS platforms, Rovio's clearly not planning on slowing down its Angry Birds adventure any time soon. Speaking to IGN earlier today, t...
09:43 pm EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 307 - 07.10.2012
This week's podcast is second screen heavy, with iPad apps ad updates from AT&T U-verse, Sky TV, and also for The Avengers and Prometheus Blu-ray discs. We'll take a look at the next batch of cla...
08:59 pm EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Ouya's $99 Android-based gaming console meets Kickstarter goal: $950k in under 12 hours
The gaming public at large has spoken. In less than 12 hours, Yves Behar's Android-based Ouya gaming console has reached its lofty funding goal of $950,000 on Kickstarter. To refresh your memory, th...
08:59 pm EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Ouya's $99 Android-based gaming console meets Kickstarter goal: $950k in under 12 hours (update: it's a record)
The gaming public at large has spoken. In less than 12 hours, Yves Behar's Android-based Ouya gaming console has reached its lofty funding goal of $950,000 on Kickstarter. To refresh your memory, th...
08:54 pm EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Sony's upcoming ST26i smartphone could hit the market under Xperia J name
As is often the case, once you make your first unannounced, unexpected appearance, more are likely soon to follow -- and that's what's happening with Sony's forthcoming slab, the codenamed ST26i. Un...
08:37 pm EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Nexus Q hacked to launch apps, gets remote control web app
So, that first round of Nexus Q hacks? Impressive in terms of turn around time, not so much when functionality is your primary metric. But, a couple of weeks with the gorgeous, if questionably usefu...
08:21 pm EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Google Maps adds floor plans and walking directions for 20 US museums
Getting lost can be half the fun of any leisurely museum excursion, but if you'd prefer to navigate your indoor outing with a level of precision typically reserved for trips across town, you'll want...
08:03 pm EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Google Drops OS X Leopard support for Chrome 22 dev release
Just as we catch wind that Apple's released the Gold Master version of Mountain Lion, the latest version of Chrome to hit the browser's developer channel -- that's version 22.0.1201.0, for the recor...
07:48 pm EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Philips' unannounced Series 9 flagship TVs get exposed by leaked document
Having already unveiled an entire set of HD, LCD televisions back at last year's CES, the next obvious step for Philips would be to work its way up the entertainment ladder and take the wraps off of...
07:48 pm EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Philips' unannounced 9 series flagship TVs get exposed by leaked document
Having already unveiled an entire set of HD, LCD televisions back at last year's CES, the next obvious step for Philips would be to work its way up the entertainment ladder and take the wraps off of...
07:31 pm EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Twitter for Android, iOS expands those Kickstarter tweets, becomes sensitive to our notification needs
That was fast. Just days after Twitter 4.3 had its details prematurely spilled all over the Internet, it's now raring to go for both Android (as version 3.3) and iOS users. Like we'd seen in early r...
07:16 pm EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Apple granted patent for accelerometer-aided theft-detection system
Despite the added risk brought on by Apple's Find My iPhone feature, the iOS handset remains a frequent target for smartphone thieves, thanks to the device's resale value and compatibility with netw...
07:00 pm EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget VIM 101: a quick-and-dirty guide to our favorite free file editor
In the world of text editors, there's a plethora of options out there. If you've ever Googled "how to edit HTML sites" or some such, you know what we mean. Allow us, then, to introduce you to VIM, a...
06:46 pm EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget RIM CEO hints at future BBM video chat feature
During today's shareholder meeting RIM CEO Thorsten Heins hinted that BBM, the companies celebrated group messaging service, might be getting some significant upgrades with the debut of BB10. In par...
06:33 pm EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget We go hands-on with the waterproof Sony Xperia go (video)
The spiritual successor to last year's Xperia Active has been given a performance boost. Now packing a dual-core 1GHz processor, Sony hopes it'll manage to keep up with your surf-heavy lifestyle. At...
06:21 pm EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note documents pop up on T-Mobile's site, prepares for its grand entrance
If there's one thing we can be certain of, it's this: T-Mobile's been anything but cautious about keeping its own Galaxy Note variant under secretive wraps. In a matter of weeks, we've spotted it wh...
06:00 pm EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 review: a budget-priced ICS slate with a few too many quirks
More Info Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 teased by FCC, launching with 9.7-inch display this month? Lenovo's IdeaTab S2109 unveiled on YouTube, shows off 8.9mm-thick unibody shell Lenovo IdeaTa...
05:47 pm EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Google+ for iPad hits the App Store, invites you Hangout with your Apple slate
As promised way back in late-June at I/O, Google+ now has has its very own fully iPad-supported app. Available now via iTunes, the app offers up some tablet-centric features, like the ability t...
05:47 pm EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Google+ for iPad hits the App Store, invites you to Hangout with your Apple slate
As promised way back in late-June at I/O, Google+ now has has its very own fully iPad-supported app. Available now via iTunes, the app offers up some tablet-centric features, like the ability t...
05:29 pm EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Microsoft details Windows 8 File History, takes us through a Time Machine
Microsoft is still determined to explore every nook and cranny of Windows 8 on its way to the newly official October launch, and now it's swinging its attention towards File History, its revamped ap...
05:14 pm EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia miro and Xperia tipo hands-on (video)
Sony's smallest additions to its smartphone roster won't launch until late August, but that didn't stop us dabbling with both handsets at Carphone Warehouse's Christmas (already?) show in London ear...
05:00 pm EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget DARPA Innovation House project wants teams to take imaging data, see the big picture
Where are the bad guys? The military has eyes and ears everywhere these days, including drones large and tiny, satellites, radar imaging, LIDAR, infrared, thermal and even the enemy's own cellphones...
04:51 pm EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III available on US Cellular's website tomorrow, in stores by end of week
The Samsung Galaxy S III is currently being enjoyed by customers on each of the four national networks in the United States, but what about the regionals? US Cellular, the first of the smaller folks...
04:39 pm EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Steve Ballmer says Microsoft won't 'leave any space uncovered to Apple'
Steve Ballmer delivered a fair bit of news during his keynote at the company's Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto yesterday, but it looks like he saved some of his stronger words for an intervi...
04:21 pm EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Dropbox Pro accounts get double the storage for the same price, 500GB option thrown in for kicks
Are you a digital packrat, uploading anything and everything you can possibly think of to your Dropbox Pro account? Happy days are here again, friends: the storage service has upgraded its Pro accou...
04:00 pm EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Sony VAIO T13 review: the company's first Ultrabook targets the back-to-school set
More Info Sony announces its first Ultrabooks, the VAIO T13 and T11, for the European market Sony's VAIO T13 Ultrabook coming to the US this month with Ivy Bridge in tow, prices start at ...
03:45 pm EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Verizon Galaxy Nexus welcomed back into the AOSP fold, Sprint shunned by Google
Slowly but surely Google is bringing CDMA devices back into the AOSP fold after giving them the boot in February over driver issues. The Nexus S 4G was welcomed back last week and now the Verizon Ga...
03:28 pm EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Apple nabs patent for NFC-based travel check-in, doesn't quell NFC iPhone rumors just yet
Apple has been chasing NFC patents for years, but it's just now been granted a US patent for its own approach to a transportation check-in -- one of the most common uses of the technology in the rea...
03:14 pm EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket gets updated to ICS
The Galaxy Note isn't the only device on AT&T getting the precious upgrade to Android 4.0 today, as the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket is jumping on the bandwagon. Sadly, it's not an OTA update, ...
03:12 pm EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Heins: RIM focusing on a 'smaller number of devices'
During today's shareholders meeting, RIM CEO Thorsten Heins threw out terms like "streamlining," noting his plans to help make the Canadian smartphone maker a "lean, mean hunting machine." The plan ...
03:00 pm EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Motion Computing announces CL910 tablet for enterprise, promises Windows 8 upgrades
Microsoft's slick Surface slates might be the Windows tablet consumers have been waiting for, but business folks? Motion computing hopes to keep their attention, refreshing its enterprise slate with...
02:47 pm EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Thorsten Heins, Mike Lazaridis elected to RIM board during shareholders meeting
What's anticipated to be a testy shareholder meeting for Research in Motion kicked things off in a fairly status quo matter, with 10 directors being confirmed as part of the struggling smartphone ma...
02:21 pm EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia P blushes in metallic pink
If the black, grey and red hues of existing Xperia P models really weren't cutting it, Sony has just previewed a new color option -- pink. The device made a brief appearance at Sony's Weibo event, m...
02:00 pm EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Nintendo 3DS XL review: bigger is better, but it's still not quite enough
More Info Nintendo 3DS XL announced Nintendo 3DS review Nintendo's gunning for retailers, expanding eShop offerings for Wii U, 3DS If you like your portable gaming three-dimensional,...
01:57 pm EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget AT&T Atrix HD priced at $99: coming July 15
While we've already boned up on the specifications, AT&T's announced that it will bring Motorola's big and skinny slab to the US later this month. Priced at $99, it'll tie together up LTE connec...
01:57 pm EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget AT&T Atrix HD priced at $99: coming July 15 (video)
While we've already stared down the specifications, AT&T's announced that it will bring Motorola's big and skinny slab to the US later this month, while Bell will do the honors in Canada "this s...
01:34 pm EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Kinect PlayFit launches for Xbox Live, tracks all of the calories you burn playing 'Star Wars'
Get fit playing "Star Wars?" That's the dream, isn't it? Microsoft is looking to make that dream a reality with its Kinect PlayFit, a new fitness dashboard for the Xbox Live that helps users track b...
01:18 pm EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget KIRF Galaxy S III: designed for cheapskates, inspired by Samsung
Depending on your location (or carrier of choice) Samsung's Galaxy S III is now ready to take your money. If your assets aren't liquid enough to afford Samsung's flagship on contract, you might be a...
01:06 pm EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Cablevision Optimum apps for iPad, iPhone upgraded with new UI, ratings and discovery features
Cablevision unveiled its Optimum for iPad app with live TV streaming in the spring of 2011, then upgraded it to 2.0 with remote control and DVR scheduling plus an iPhone-compatible edition last fall...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Canon expands its PIXMA line with MG2220, MG3220 and MG4220 all-in-ones
In plenty of time for back to school shopping, Canon has added three new offerings to the PIXMA family. The company just uncovered the MG2220, MG3220 and MG4220 all-in-one printers. The trio boasts ...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Canon unveils the SELPHY CP900 compact photo printer, allows you to scrapbook from the backseat
If you literally can't wait until you get back home to print your Grand Canyon photos, you're now in luck. Canon has announced the SELPHY CP900 compact printer that makes on-the-go postcard making a...
12:47 pm EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Apple launches new iPad in China on July 20th
Apple is about to complete an important part of the puzzle for the new iPad's world rollout: it just confirmed that its Retina display-packing tablet will reach mainland China on July 20th. The comp...
12:47 pm EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Apple launches new iPad in China on July 20th (update: here's why)
Apple is about to complete an important part of the puzzle for the new iPad's world rollout: it just confirmed that its Retina display-packing tablet will reach mainland China on July 20th. The comp...
12:45 pm EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget BlackBerry Curve 9310 makes a straight line to Verizon, July 12th
RIM's BlackBerry Curve 9310 hasn't exactly been shy. It's already made a cameo over at the FCC and got some Boost Mobile face time, and now the QWERTY keyboard-packing smartphone will be hitting Ver...
12:30 pm EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Autodesk Scaleform lets you use Flash to build high-end portable device games for $299 (video)
Got some great smartphone game ideas and Flash talent, but no budget and little to no programming savvy? Autodesk's Scaleform for Mobile Platforms could let you launch those ideas from a catapult, c...
12:04 pm EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget DirecTV vs. Viacom squabble could see MTV, Comedy Central and 24 others go dark at midnight
The latest participants in the carriage dispute dance are DirecTV and Viacom, with the two companies attempting to reach a new agreement before their existing one expires tonight. If they don't, the...
12:04 pm EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget DirecTV vs. Viacom squabble could see MTV, Comedy Central and 16 others go dark at midnight
The latest participants in the carriage dispute dance are DirecTV and Viacom, with the two companies attempting to reach a new agreement before their existing one expires tonight. If they don't, the...
11:38 am EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Ouya's Android-based, hackable game console now official: we chat with designer Yves Behar
A handful of details briefly slipped out about the project earlier, but now it's here: the Ouya, an attempt not just to delve into the cutthroat world of TV game consoles but to try and shift the go...
11:26 am EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget List of alleged Windows Phones reveals Nokia Dogphone, Fluid and P4301, working titles we hope
It looks like Nokia has been playing the blindfolded dictionary game again. Well, that's if the image we see above is correct. It's purportedly a table containing names of upcoming Windows Phone 8 d...
11:00 am EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Garmin unveils Fenix, its first GPS watch for deep-pocketed outdoorsy types (hands-on)
There may be a few more years remaining before a forced retirement, but there's no question that dedicated automotive GPS units are on the way out. Integrated products, apps and the aviation sector ...
10:58 am EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Jolla startup receives MeeGo patents, nod of encouragement from Nokia (update: unconfirmed)
We already know that the MeeGo splinter group, Jolla, is following a slightly different path to what we've known and loved on the N9, but don't fear: there's every chance that the smartest features ...
10:58 am EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Jolla startup receives MeeGo patents, nod of encouragement from Nokia (update: only partially true)
We already know that the MeeGo splinter group, Jolla, is following a slightly different path to what we've known and loved on the N9, but don't fear: there's every chance that the smartest features ...
10:20 am EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Austrian city builds public library with nothing but QR codes, NFC and stickers
Strangely, the Austrian city of Klagenfurt doesn't have a public library, even though it hosts the Festival of German-Language Literature. However, an initiative dubbed Project Ingeborg is turning t...
09:35 am EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Researchers create space-time crystal schematic, still won't undo those ill-advised high school photos
Think your cute little Minecraft schematics are the bomb? Well, a group of international researchers sees your quaint, little 3D masterpiece and raises you the blueprint for a 4D space-time crystal. ...
08:37 am EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Parrot Minikit Neo helps you focus on driving, making off-handed Matrix references
Like talking on the phone while driving, but hate all of the crashing it sometimes entails? Parrot's bringing its Minikit Neo to the states later this year, bringing a free Android / iPhone app alon...
07:40 am EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Kouziro crafts wired-only, 21.5-inch Android 4.0 mega tablet, makes us think it's compensating for something
We're wondering if Kouziro saw the ASUS Transformer AIO and developed a little Freudian envy. That would certainly help explain the company's FT103 tablet, which at 21.5 inches is one of the biggest...
06:59 am EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget SiliconDust HDHomerun Prime CableCARD tuners hit Woot for $130
If you've been thinking about building an HTPC without spending a lot of money then first of all we have a post that can help you with that (and a comment section of folks saying they can do even be...
06:26 am EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget AT&T officially releases Watson speech API, gives devs a bit of babel fish for their apps
Ma Bell's been hard at work on its Watson speech recognition system for years, and 2012 has seen the tech show up in an automobile and a real-time translator app. Months after announcing it would gra...
05:48 am EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Researchers find space travel prolongs the life of worms
We've seen research that suggests prolonged space travel could have some adverse effects on the human body, but it looks like there could be some real benefits as well. As BBC News reports, a new st...
05:05 am EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Intel to buy 15 percent of silicon fab equipment maker ASML, wants manufacturing machines made faster
Chipzilla didn't get its position as the king of semiconductors by twiddling its thumbs, folks. It became a Valley behemoth by delivering us faster and better silicon, and its latest $4.1 billion pur...
04:01 am EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Next Issue brings its all-you-can-read magazine store to the iPad, plans start at $10 a month
The last time we heard about Next Issue, the all-you-can-read magazine store was launching on Android, with an iOS version said to be coming "soon." Three months later, the startup's made good on it...
04:01 am EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Wacom outs the Cintiq 24HD touch, adds multi-touch controls and more to its largest pen display
Hot off the heels of the more modest Wacom Cintiq 22HD's introduction, the outfit has announced a new version of its 24HD pen display as well. Labeled the 24HD touch, the upcoming offering adds mult...
04:01 am EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Wacom announces Cintiq 22HD pen display, we go hands-on (video)
Oh, to sit in a darkened room all day and get paid to do art. No phone calls, no stress, and no technology except for a PC and a brand new $1,999 Wacom Cintiq 22HD tablet display (and maybe also a p...
02:50 am EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Rogers details 28-city LTE upgrade for rest of 2012, RIM's hometown included
Rogers' LTE network is old enough to mark its first birthday. Unless you happened to live in one of the seven largest cities in Canada during that time, however, you've largely been left out -- that...
01:41 am EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget BMW's 3 and 7 Series to be the first with Nuance's Dragon Drive! Messaging aboard
It somehow feels like it was only yesterday that Nuance unveiled its Dragon Drive! creation to the world, hoping to in the process make drivers' lives easier by delivering a fresh eyes / hands-free ...
01:06 am EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Kickstarter sends some love to Europe, will support UK projects beginning this fall
Kickstarter's US-based micro funding site has seen measurable success on this side of the Atlantic, and it looks like the company is planning to capitalize on that momentum, bringing its service to ...
12:27 am EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Carriers face big surge in cellphone surveillance requests, raise a few alarm bells
Color us unsurprised that US law enforcers would push hard for surveillance access. Congressman Ed Markey has published a new report on requests to cellular carriers that shows a recent rush of dema...
12:02 am EDT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Engadget Android 4.1 Jelly Bean source code now available
Android Open Source Project technical lead Jean-Baptiste Queru has announced the source for the newest version of the OS, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (relive the releases for ICS, Gingerbread and Froyo),...
11:36 pm EDT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 8:30PM 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 8:30PM. Please be a part of it by reviewing the list of topics after the bre...
11:12 pm EDT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Engadget New Google Chrome beta lets webcams go plugin-free, video chat gets a lot less Flashy
Google has been talking up the prospects of integrating WebRTC into Chrome for the past several months. It's now ready to put theory into practice with a fresh beta of the web browser. The upgrade u...
10:49 pm EDT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Engadget YouTube's reportedly working on adding 'premium' channels in France
The idea of YouTube having premium content on its site isn't anything we're not familiar with, and according to French site Le Figaro, the Google-owned video giant's about to bring a similar styled ...
10:22 pm EDT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Engadget Apple Mountain Lion Gold Master is up for the download
Last month at WWDC, Apple promised that consumers would be able to get their grubby paws on Mountain Lion come July. It looks like the latest version of OS X is one step closer to being fully-baked,...
10:14 pm EDT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Engadget Must See HDTV (July 9th - 15th)
Senna This documentary about the life of legendary Formula One driver Ayrton Senna finally gets a US release on Blu-ray this week. If you haven't already watched it in theaters or on Netflix Watch I...
09:27 pm EDT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Engadget Samsung EX2F point-and-shoot with f1.4 lens hands-on (video)
We've been generally unimpressed with the latest round of basic point-and-shoots, including those from Samsung's mid-range Smart series, but we do tend to take heed whenever a manufacturer opts to f...
09:11 pm EDT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Engadget Noise Free Wireless alleges Apple is tone deaf over sound reduction patent, files lawsuit to match
Apple faces litigation claiming that it's using patented technology all the time, often from small patent holding companies with dollar signs in their eyes. Noise Free Wireless has just filed a pate...
08:48 pm EDT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 145 - 07.09.2012
A sub-90-minute Engadget Mobile Podcast is a rare breed, and a sub-90-minute Engadget Mobile Podcast with Joseph Volpe is a sighting of albino liger proportions. Take in this breath of fresh air, ti...
08:24 pm EDT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Engadget 4D technology coming to 200 US cinemas to help you feel and smell the action
Booming 64-track soundtrack at the cinema making you yawn? Already jaded about 4K , 3D and high frame-rates? If so, a company called CJ Group out of Korea may be able to blast you from your stupor -...
07:55 pm EDT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Engadget IndoorAtlas uses disturbances in the (geomagnetic) force to map interiors, plot a path to aisle 3 (video)
Interior navigation is only just coming into its own, but IndoorAtlas has developed a technology that could make it just as natural as breathing -- or at least, firing up a smartphone's mapping soft...
07:33 pm EDT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Engadget Origin PC wants to put you 'in the fast lane' with back-to-school promo, hands you a free SSD
You know how some philosophical folks say that great things always come in pairs? Well, as it turns out, sometimes that is indeed the case. Not content with handing its fans a free trip towards the ...
07:30 pm EDT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III for Verizon Wireless review
More Info Galaxy S III (I9300) review Galaxy S III review shootout: AT&T vs. Sprint Galaxy S III for T-Mobile review Your girlfriend might be three times a lady, but the Samsung ...
07:06 pm EDT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Engadget MIT researchers develop chip that can harvest energy from multiple sources
We've seen a number of different devices that can harvest energy from various sources, but none quite like this new chip developed by a team of MIT researchers. It's able to harvest energy from thre...
06:44 pm EDT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Engadget Pink Nokia Lumia 900 headed for AT&T July 15th, demands a Psychedelic Furs ringtone
That Nokia Lumia 900 Batman edition not quite your thing? Looks like the Windows Phone handset's getting yet another version, this time in an eye-catching pink. The new color joins white, black and ...
06:28 pm EDT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Engadget D-Link expands Cloud lineup with two new routers and NAS drive
D-Link is expanding its Cloud lineup today, announcing two new routers and a two-bay NAS device. The Cloud Gigabit Router N300 is capable of up to 300 Mbps, while the Cloud Gigabit Router N600 hits ...
05:48 pm EDT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Engadget Verizon blames Samsung for locked bootloader in Galaxy S III
Verizon cleared up its stance on locking the bootloaders in phones using its network earlier this year. In short: it encourages OEMs to do so, to keep its network humming along as Big Red feels it s...
05:48 pm EDT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Engadget Verizon support blames Samsung for locked bootloader in Galaxy S III
Verizon cleared up its stance on locking the bootloaders in phones using its network earlier this year. In short: it encourages OEMs to do so, to keep its network humming along as Big Red feels it s...
05:48 pm EDT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Engadget Verizon support blames Samsung for locked bootloader in Galaxy S III (updated)
Verizon cleared up its stance on locking the bootloaders in phones using its network earlier this year. In short: it encourages OEMs to do so, to keep its network humming along as Big Red feels it s...
05:30 pm EDT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Engadget AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note ICS update coming tomorrow, offers Premium Suite
How much better will that Samsung Galaxy Note be when you have Ice Cream Sandwich on it? AT&T users are about to find out, as Samsung confirmed to us that the long-awaited upgrade will be knocki...
05:15 pm EDT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Engadget Nikon WU-1a wireless mobile adapter for D3200 review: using Android as a remote trigger wireless display
In the world of DSLR shooting, you can certainly catch one's attention by mentioning one of two things: a wireless display, or a remote trigger setup. Neither of these are exactly fresh concepts, bu...
05:14 pm EDT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Engadget Thorsten Heins talks BB10 delay, promises to 'reinstall faith in RIM' in January with full touch device
Despite all the doom and gloom at RIM of late, CEO Thorsten Heins is a long, long way from throwing in the towel. After denying a "death spiral" and responding directly to Globe & Mail reader q...
04:54 pm EDT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Engadget Facebook App Center goes globetrotting with 7 new countries, blankets all of the English-speaking world
Facebook's App Center is having its passport stamped quite a lot lately. Just days after the HTML5 app portal set foot in the UK, it's making the leap to seven more countries. Brazil, France, German...
04:35 pm EDT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Engadget Huawei Ascend D1 now up for grabs in China, headed to Russia next month
Being related to that considerably powerful Ascend D Quad could spark some sort of a double-edged sword effect on Huawei's lesser-specced D1, but if all those cores the former has to offer mean noth...
04:00 pm EDT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus 4X HD review: runner-up to the quad-core throne
More Info LG Optimus L7 review LG Optimus 4X HD unveiled LG Optimus 4X HD hands-on LG has an ongoing smartphone problem: despite a few valiant efforts (the G2x comes to mind) the com...
03:47 pm EDT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Engadget AT&T U-Verse iPad app adds more streaming video, new sports and sharing features
AT&T launched an iPad app earlier this year and it's recently been updated with a few new features for subscribers to the service bringing it closer to the vision of the ComplenTV app we saw dem...
03:22 pm EDT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Engadget Twitter for iOS 4.3 gets early teases from Twitter itself and the App Store, promises gobs of in-tweet content
Twitter has been making a push for expanded tweets in mobile, and there's now some very strong indications that its native apps' tweets will get extra-stuffed in the near future. Some skulking aroun...
03:01 pm EDT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win one of two Meizu MX 4-core phones!
How would you like to use a phone that virtually nobody else in North America has? For this week's giveaway we're offering a rare treat: Meizu hooked us up with a pair of its MX 4-core smartphones! ...
02:48 pm EDT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Engadget Nokia: it 'won't be long' before Verizon gets its due, and we'll have more gear in the fall
Most talk of a Nokia Lumia for Verizon has been relegated to small-scale rumors and incidental CDMA references. Nokia's Worldwide Developer Relations head Richard Kerris has rather suddenly brought ...
02:32 pm EDT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Engadget Microsoft acquires Perceptive Pixel, pairs up with 82-inch touchscreen manufacturer
Microsoft has already expressed its fondness for Perceptive Pixel's gigantic capacitive touchscreens, which became apparent during a live demo at the company's Windows 8 presentation at Mobile World...
02:32 pm EDT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Engadget Microsoft to acquire Perceptive Pixel, pair up with 82-inch touchscreen manufacturer
Microsoft has already expressed its fondness for Perceptive Pixel's gigantic capacitive touchscreens, which became apparent during a live demo at the company's Windows 8 presentation at Mobile World...
02:07 pm EDT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Engadget Microsoft confirms Windows 8 will reach RTM stage in August, consumers in October
Speaking during Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference keynote in Toronto, Corporate VP and CFO Tami Reller announced that the software giant will release Windows 8 to manufacturers next month. Sh...
02:00 pm EDT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Engadget Fujitsu unveils the Stylistic Q702 hybrid tablet and the LifeBook T902 convertible laptop
Back at Computex last month we saw dozens of Windows 8-ready Ultrabooks on display: sliding-ones, touchscreen ones, foldable ones. Curiously, though, there were virtually none aimed at businesses --...
01:49 pm EDT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Engadget Apple reportedly shutting down unauthorized third-party beta sales, restricts iOS 6 to licensed devs
Apple has been arguably more generous when it comes to software sneak peeks than it has been with hardware, but while dues-paying developers are given the go-ahead to download operating systems ahea...
01:35 pm EDT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Engadget Sharp settles LCD price fixing dispute with Dell and others for $200 million
In an LCD panel price fixing tiff that's been raging on for what seems like time incarnate, Sharp has settled with Dell and two unnamed companies for $198.5 million to make it go away. Japanese pane...
01:07 pm EDT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Engadget Nokia 808 PureView now available stateside, $700 via Amazon
Finnish phone purveyor Nokia has delivered on its promise to bring its flagship camera phone to US soil, with or without carriers' support. The company is offering up the PureView 808 on Amazon, com...
12:47 pm EDT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Engadget Bing Fund taking shape to help Microsoft search for the next big thing in online services
Microsoft's Online Services Division (OSD) hasn't exactly had a lot of good news to share lately, most painful being the recent $6.2 billion write-down thanks to the aQuantive acquisition, so it's t...
12:29 pm EDT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Engadget Is Google selling the Nexus 7 at a loss?
Andy Rubin has already made it known that Google isn't planning to profit from the Nexus 7's hardware -- according to him, it's being sold at cost. However, a teardown conducted by TechInsights (and...
12:14 pm EDT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Engadget UK Judge says Galaxy Tab 'not as cool' as iPad, awards Samsung win in design suit
How's that for the ultimate backhanded legal award? A judge in the UK handed a win to Samsung in an intellectual property dispute, calling the Galaxy Tab "not as cool" as the iPad, and therefore not...
11:37 am EDT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Engadget This is just like word wrap, except that it works with photos (video)
If you regularly snap pages of hardcopy text on your smartphone for perusing later, then an Android app being developed by Fujifilm may just tick your literary boxes. Called GT-Layout, it automatica...
10:39 am EDT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Engadget A bevy of Nokias allegedly leak into a developer app: 'Lumia 1001' tops theoretical new lineup
There's nothing easier to photoshop than a phone display, but a Nokiapoweruser reader claims to have RDA screenshots leaking five (count 'em) different upcoming Nokia smartphones. The reputed models...
09:40 am EDT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia acro S jumps through FCC hoops
Water and dust-proof certified, Sony's Xperia acro S was bound to survive the FCC's prodding and poking. The examination confirms some Euro-centric, but AT&T-friendly, HSPA radio bands and offer...
08:37 am EDT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Engadget Chinese androids wear tracksuits, play sports, but not at the same time (video)
When we last caught up with the Beijing Institute's family of bots, their abilities extended to slow (but pretty) tai chi moves. Returning three years later, we see that they're coming along nicely:...
07:41 am EDT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Engadget Face.com kills developer APIs and Klik app three weeks after Facebook acquisition
A ripple went through Face.com's developer community three weeks ago when the company was acquired by Facebook. After all, what earthly reason would the social network have for continuing third-part...
06:40 am EDT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Engadget Samsung T699 may become Galaxy S Blaze Q, compete for silliest phone name ever on August 15th
T-Mobile might have just gone with the nuclear option when it comes to ridiculous smartphone names. Apparently not content to let Sprint's Galaxy S II, Epic 4G Touch hold on to the crown for unneces...
04:01 am EDT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Engadget HP unveils four new business and consumer all-in-ones with Ivy Bridge insides
HP announced a raft of new Ivy Bridge desktops back in April, but it had a few more all-in-ones up its sleeve. Today the company is unveiling a mix of business- and consumer-targeted machines: the C...
02:11 am EDT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Engadget How would you change the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1?
We've got a big, no, massive soft-spot for the GX1 around these parts. It was being reviewed during this year's CES and our man behind the lens rapidly became the object of our envy. In fact the onl...
01:26 am EDT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Engadget Verizon website pushes Galaxy S III availability back two days, still shipping pre-orders
Looking forward to picking up a Galaxy S III from Verizon this Tuesday? You'd better reschedule. According to the carrier's website, Samsung's latest Galaxy smartphone won't be available until July ...
01:00 am EDT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of July 2nd, 2012
Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so ...
12:00 am EDT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: rise of solar power, cardboard forts and a Death Star ping pong ball
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 was a big week for superlatives in clean tech and gre...
11:01 pm EDT - Sun, July 8, 2012
Engadget AllThingsD: New Kindle Fire will feature 1,280 x 800 resolution, ship in Q3 2012
Rumors and scuttlebutt are already afoot: Amazon is ramping up to release a Kindle Fire successor later this year. It certainly seems reasonable enough; come November the original $200 slate will be...
09:47 pm EDT - Sun, July 8, 2012
Engadget Dracula, The Mummy and six other horror classics coming in a Blu-ray set October 2nd (video)
Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection will arrive on shelves October 2nd, and pack eight classic horror movies, all restored so they can be seen in the highest quality possible. Among...
09:30 pm EDT - Sun, July 8, 2012
Engadget Switched On: The Netbook Legacy
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. In describing Toshiba's decision to exit the U.S. netbook market, Engadget eulogized that it was "a sad day for thos...
08:30 pm EDT - Sun, July 8, 2012
Engadget Alt-week 7.8.2012: Solar flares, trapping dark matter, and life-sized Lego trees
Alt-week peels back the covers on some of the more curious sci-tech stories from the last seven days. This week we swing by some superhero news, look at how solar panels might shape up in the future...
07:00 pm EDT - Sun, July 8, 2012
Engadget Roskva electric motorcycle revealed in Norway with carbon fiber chassis and clothes
The choices in the electric motorcycle market just keep getting juicier, and while you'll still have to stick with the more established brands like Brammo, Zero or BRD if you're looking to make a pu...
05:36 pm EDT - Sun, July 8, 2012
Engadget The Avengers Initiative Second Screen app goes live on iTunes in time for Comic-Con
As promised, Marvel and Disney have delivered The Avengers Initiative: A Marvel Second Screen App for iPhone and iPad ahead of Marvel's The Avengers Blu-ray release September 25th. While much of the...
03:14 pm EDT - Sun, July 8, 2012
Engadget Timbuk2 Power Commute and Power Q bags will juice your tech from here to...
Whether it's a tropical vision quest, or a summer jaunt in Europe, the well-traveled gadgeteer faces one eternal scourge -- power. Timbuk2 hears this, and has partnered with Joey Energy to bring you...
12:07 pm EDT - Sun, July 8, 2012
Engadget Toyota sends out free Entune upgrade, adds three apps and voice control
Got a Toyota with Entune? Then keep an eye on your mailbox. We're getting word that a free upgrade has started to be sent out to customers. The refresh adds some of the apps we first heard about bac...
08:48 am EDT - Sun, July 8, 2012
Engadget Drayson Racing's B1269EV sets new Goodwood record, electric cars move further up the grid
Speed and cars go together like jam and sandwiches. Relatively speaking, electric vehicles, have still been slicing the loaf, while their fossil-fueled cousins slather on the thick, fruity speed. Th...
05:59 am EDT - Sun, July 8, 2012
Engadget RIM marks three billion BlackBerry app downloads, wants to set the record straight about App World
Not all of the numbers are bad around RIM headquarters. The company's celebrating the big three billion -- that's the number of app downloads it's seen since the launch of App World. According to RI...
02:59 am EDT - Sun, July 8, 2012
Engadget Ask Engadget: Best sub-$310 power-efficient HTPC for a caravan?
We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is coming to us from Is from Martin, who is lookin...
01:00 am EDT - Sun, July 8, 2012
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of July 2nd, 2012
Not all mobile news is destined for the front page, but if you're like us and really want to know what's going on, then you've come to the right place. This past week, the HTC One V marked its debut...
10:51 pm EDT - Sat, July 7, 2012
Engadget Foxconn fanless nano PCs get priced, dated and tweaked
Remember those Foxconn built nano PCs that surfaced back in May? The Shenzhen-based manufacturer recently made them official, detailing a few unexpected tweaks in a Russian language press release. N...
08:58 pm EDT - Sat, July 7, 2012
Engadget Jolla promises MeeGo will live on, plans new smartphone to reward the faithful
More than a few N9 aficionados felt their hearts sink when important MeeGo team members left Nokia this week, putting the fate of the entire swipe-friendly platform in doubt. Recently-founded Jolla ...
07:20 pm EDT - Sat, July 7, 2012
Engadget PSA: Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ up for sale again at Google Play store, ships in '2-3 weeks'
And just like that it's back. Following a yesterday's temporary stay of the ban on Google's HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus by Judge Koh, the soon-to-be Jelly Bean-loaded device is again up for sale at the ...
07:20 pm EDT - Sat, July 7, 2012
Engadget PSA: Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ up for sale again at Google Play store (update: now shipping in '1-2 weeks')
And just like that it's back. Following a yesterday's temporary stay of the ban on Google's HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus by Judge Koh, the soon-to-be Jelly Bean-loaded device is again up for sale at the ...
06:03 pm EDT - Sat, July 7, 2012
Engadget RIM's Thorsten Heins answers Globe & Mail readers' questions, is 'absolutely committed' to new timeline
RIM CEO Thorsten Heins did a fair bit of talking to the media following the company's latest dose of bad news (in addition to penning his own op-ed), and he's now gone one step further by responding...
04:41 pm EDT - Sat, July 7, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 910 pops up in developer tool, has us chasing phantoms
The often rumored Nokia Lumia 910 has proven to be an ephemeral spirit so far. If the company's Remote Developer Access tool is an indicator, though, it may become corporeal before too long. A Nokia...
02:26 pm EDT - Sat, July 7, 2012
Engadget Engadget emblem in Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor makes uncontrollable VTs more stylish
Fans of the Steel Battalion series will remember fondly showing off that massive, 40 button controller to their friends and, for a time, feeling like the most hardcore gamer on the planet. Those day...
12:04 pm EDT - Sat, July 7, 2012
Engadget Verizon Galaxy S III has locked bootloader (but it's been rooted anyway)
Based on Samsung's hacker-friendly track record, you'd generally expect one of it smartphones to come with an unlocked bootloader, making it easy to update or tweak with unofficial ROMs. That's not ...
10:16 am EDT - Sat, July 7, 2012
Engadget BitTorrent Torque alpha puts file seeds on the web, makes desktop apps look stale
Almost without fail, BitTorrent downloads have had to spread through a dedicated client, whether it's on the desktop or a router. Thankfully, BitTorrent Torque has just come in alpha form to liberat...
08:12 am EDT - Sat, July 7, 2012
Engadget Georgia Tech scientists developing biology-inspired system to give robot eyes more human-like motion
Having difficulty getting your robot parts to work as planned? Turn to nature -- or better yet, look inside yourself. After all, where better to find inspiration than the humans that the machines wi...
06:18 am EDT - Sat, July 7, 2012
Engadget Apple pulls out of EPEAT green registration, may not be able to sell computers to federal agencies
Apple has withdrawn all its laptop and desktop computers from the EPEAT environmental rating system, including older MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models. According to iFixit, who recently tore down a...
04:58 am EDT - Sat, July 7, 2012
Engadget Japanese group transmits electricity through 4-inch concrete block, could power cars on roads
The decision to invest in an electric vehicle would be much easier to justify if the car in question offered unlimited range. That appears to be the concept behind a Toyohashi University research gr...
03:36 am EDT - Sat, July 7, 2012
Engadget Samsung finds exploding Galaxy S III was due to 'external source', owner says it was a 'mistake'
Remember the melted Samsung Galaxy S III that surfaced in an Irish forum a few weeks ago? Samsung said they were looking into it and, along with a third party investigation, have decided it occurred...
03:33 am EDT - Sat, July 7, 2012
Engadget nTelos starts selling iPhone without contract, Apple's prepaid sphere grows a little larger
Virginia's nTelos was part of a big regional carrier push for the iPhone in April. At the time, though, the only real option at the carrier was to spring for one of the company's full-fledged smartp...
02:27 am EDT - Sat, July 7, 2012
Engadget 100 million smartphone owners in China getting free VoIP through messaging app Weixin
If you're in China and use a free chat app called Weixin on Android or iOS, you're about to get no-charge VoIP as well thanks to an imminent update. The company is set to join the likes of Skype, Vi...
01:19 am EDT - Sat, July 7, 2012
Engadget Mozilla giving Thunderbird the (effective) axe, leaving its fate to the community
Mozilla's Thunderbird mail client just hasn't enjoyed the same level of stardom as its Firefox cousin. Their developer must be feeling this discrepancy more than most, as the company has confirmed p...
12:22 am EDT - Sat, July 7, 2012
Engadget Google Nexus 7 tablet gets mid-July arrival dates from Staples in US and Canada
It's no secret that both the 8GB and 16GB variants of Google's Nexus 7 have been set to ship in two to three weeks from pre-orders placed at its Play store. While retailers like Gamestop are also re...
11:47 pm EDT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Engadget Prometheus Blu-ray extras leak reveals Second Screen app and 15 minutes of deleted scenes
While Ridley Scott's Prometheus is still in theaters, it's been available for preorder on Blu-ray 3D since before the flick debuted, and now Amazon France has exposed the full list of extras on the ...
11:14 pm EDT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Engadget PSA: Samsung Galaxy S III for AT&T now in stores
Samsung's current US trinity is now complete: the AT&T Galaxy S III is sitting on store shelves. After the somewhat bumpy launch, it's possible to traipse by any of Big Blue's stores and pick up...
10:46 pm EDT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Engadget JBL's extra-tiny Soundfly BT wall outlet speaker gets spoiled by the FCC
JBL is known for its portable speakers, but an FCC filing has revealed that it's willing to make speakers that are almost inconspicuous. The Soundfly BT would represent your everyday Bluetooth speak...
09:58 pm EDT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Engadget Furby hands-on (video)
Of all the childhood toys to update for the early 21st century, the Furby seems like a no-brainer. After all, when the hairy ball of amalgamated animal strangeness packed in electronics that so baff...
09:58 pm EDT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Engadget Furby gets a reboot for 2012, we go hands-on (video)
Of all the childhood toys to update for the early 21st century, the Furby seems like a no-brainer. After all, the hairy ball of amalgamated animal strangeness packed in electronics so baffled the ge...
09:44 pm EDT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Engadget ITU wants to bring smartphone makers to peace talks, hash out patent wars
The United Nations defines the stereotype of a peace broker, so it's not that far-fetched to hear that its International Telecommunication Union (ITU) wing is hoping to step in and cool down the rap...
09:19 pm EDT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Engadget Facebook's App Center pokes its way into the UK, now available to you and your friends
It's been nearly a month since we saw Facebook officially introduce us to its newly minted App Center, and now Zuck & Co. are taking the application-loaded service to internet grounds over in th...
09:08 pm EDT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Engadget Samsung gets temporary stay on Galaxy Nexus ban in US while waiting for Apple response
Samsung is getting just a bit of respite from the ban on the Galaxy Nexus, after all: Judge Lucy Koh has granted Samsung's request for a temporary halt to the ban while waiting on Apple's response o...
08:31 pm EDT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Engadget Droid Incredible 4G LTE review: Verizon gets an excellent smaller-sized Android phone
It's hard to underestimate the value of brand loyalty. Just ask Verizon Wireless. It's with satisfied Incredible and Incredible 2 owners in mind that the carrier is promoting the Droid Incredible 4G...
08:20 pm EDT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Engadget Facebook and Yahoo! friends again, agree to patent cross-license
And so, the Facebook v. Yahoo! courtroom tussle has come to an end. The two Silicon Valley giants have agreed to a legal truce and cross-licensed a bit of each other's IP, meaning that's one less leg...
07:55 pm EDT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Engadget Listen to the Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 5PM ET!
Lots of fireworks and a dearth of crazy developer summits this week doesn't mean it can't make for a very interesting podcast. Episode 145 is upon us, so please join Myriam, Brad and Joseph as we ta...
07:32 pm EDT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Engadget Twitter brings search autocomplete to the web, helps find Biebs tweets in record time
Twitter had been hinting at a big search update today, and that's just what it delivered. Instead of the (quite frankly clunky) search results page, a search box at top now provides autocompleting ...
07:11 pm EDT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Engadget Scientists take mind-controlled robot for a stroll (video)
What if you could control a robot -- wait, don't answer yet -- with your mind? Pretty great, right? That's what the Virtual Embodiment and Robotic Re-embodiment (VERE) group is working on, and it's ...
06:41 pm EDT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Engadget Engadget Podcast 300 - 07.06.2012
300 episodes ago, the Engadget Podcast existed, before podcasts themselves really even existed, amongst Treos, StarTACs, and O.G. RAZRs. This one is hanging out with Qs, 7s, and Beans. What hardware...
06:13 pm EDT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Engadget EA opens SimCity Social on Facebook, really, really hopes you'll 'like' it
Sure, it may not have been the most, you know, explosive launch at this year's E3 -- but if Facebook "likes" are any sort of metric (which, granted, is debatable), EA's newly reborn and heavily-soci...
05:47 pm EDT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III OTA update adds brightness widget to drop-down menu
While we didn't have many complaints with what Samsung offered us in its 2012 flagship, several users noted that the auto-brightness setting wasn't really making the most of that 4.8-inch screen. Th...
05:23 pm EDT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Engadget Google slips out YouTube Android Player API, third-party apps get full Nyan Cat experience (video)
For all of Google's emphasis on integrating its own services across Android, playing YouTube videos outside of the official YouTube app has usually required losing some piece of the experience, whet...
05:00 pm EDT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Engadget IRL: Fujifilm X-Pro1, Garmin Edge 200 and Otterbox's Universal Defender case, revisited
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. If we've n...
04:30 pm EDT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Engadget Nexus Q review: Google's mysterious little social streamer
When setting up a gadget for review, delicately unboxing and smelling the carcinogenic whiff of freshly molded plastics, we typically feel some amount of excitement and anticipation to see how it st...
04:05 pm EDT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Engadget Cisco climbs down another rung over unpopular Connect Cloud service
Cisco has already tried to soothe angry customers by scrapping a key section in its new Linksys privacy agreement -- a clause which allowed the company to monitor a person's internet history via the...
03:31 pm EDT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Engadget FCC Fridays: July 6, 2012
We here at Engadget tend to spend a lot of way too much time poring over the latest FCC filings, be it on the net or directly on the ol' Federal Communications Commission's site. Since we couldn't p...
03:03 pm EDT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Engadget Motorola DEFY Pro heads to Brazil, tough and tactile Android action
You got to give it to Motorola, it's pretty specific with its handset releases. Today's announcement? It's the DEFY Pro doing the Samba towards Brazil. The "lifeproof" phone is designed to battle th...
03:03 pm EDT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Engadget Motorola DEFY Pro heads to Brazil, offers tough and tactile Android action
You got to give it to Motorola, it's pretty specific with its handset releases. Today's announcement? It's the DEFY Pro doing the Samba towards Brazil. The "lifeproof" phone is designed to battle th...
02:38 pm EDT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Engadget Nintendo debuts new 3DS variants in spicy summer colors
While we're still itching to handle its bigger (and more stylish) XL iteration, that hasn't stopped Nintendo rolling out the acid colors for two Asia-bound handhelds. The 3DS in Cerulean (the bright...
02:00 pm EDT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Engadget Samsung Series 9 review (13-inch, mid-2012)
More Info Samsung unveils redesigned Series 9 laptops with 13- and 15-inch displays, starting at $1,399 Samsung Series 9 review (15-inch, mid-2012) Samsung refreshes Series 9, 5 and 3...
01:40 pm EDT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Engadget Apple still trying for water damage indicator patent, drop-prone device owners twitch
Apple has already sought to patent some elaborate water damage detection methods, but it's also a fan of the classics. That must be why it's still attempting to patent a water detection method that ...
01:40 pm EDT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Engadget Apple still trying for water damage indicator patent, drop-prone device owners twitch (update: granted)
Apple has already sought to patent some elaborate water damage detection methods, but it's also a fan of the classics. That must be why it's still attempting to patent a water detection method that ...
01:23 pm EDT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Engadget Corsair's Force GS SSD series offer its best speeds in its biggest capacities
If you liked the look of Corsair's Force GT family of SSDs, but were after a little more space, the Force GS models might fit the bill -- with some Sandforce-beating performance improvements along fo...
12:59 pm EDT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Beam with built-in projector now up for grabs: 395 sim-free in the UK
If you've been eyeing flat surfaces with bad intent since the new Samsung Galaxy Beam projector smartphone was announced, it's now ready for your schemes -- at least in the UK. Expansys is showing t...
12:36 pm EDT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Engadget Windows Home Server takes its final bow, Windows Server 2012 Essentials passes the (pricey) casting call
Tucked away amongst Microsoft's Windows Server 2012 version plans is a bomb for media server PC fans: Windows Home Server is going away. Although the platform was already in something of a comatose ...
12:04 pm EDT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Engadget ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 with LTE stretches its legs on O2 in Germany (video)
It wasn't all that long ago, that the FCC tempted us with the idea of an LTE capable Transformer Pad TF300. Now, a video has popped up online from Germany's O2 network showing of the speedy tablet i...
11:16 am EDT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Engadget Sony LT30 is Bluetooth-certified: packs 720p display, Snapdragon S4, no name
An as-yet unannounced Sony phone has been given another official nudge, courtesy of a filing over at leaky favorite, Bluetooth SIG. The device houses a substantial 4.6-inch screen carrying a 720p dis...
10:44 am EDT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Engadget As others leave, Lenovo reportedly plans $30 milllion factory for Brazil
While HTC might be closing its doors in South America, there's still plenty more companies looking to set up shop. The latest addition appears to be Lenovo, which, according to ZTOP, is readying blu...
10:44 am EDT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Engadget As others leave, Lenovo reportedly plans $30 million factory for Brazil
While HTC might be closing its doors in South America, there's still plenty more companies looking to set up shop. The latest addition appears to be Lenovo, which, according to ZTOP, is readying blu...
09:58 am EDT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Engadget Reuters cooks up remote camera rigs for 2012 Olympics, mounts them where humans can't tread
Sure, the 2012 Olympics may be gearing up for HD, 3D and even Super Hi-Vision broadcasts, but that doesn't mean still photography has lost its appeal. In fact, Reuters photographers Fabrizio Bensch ...
09:02 am EDT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Engadget SRK contest produces a 26-button Starcraft II arcade controller, probably won't stop Zerg rushes (video)
Almost as a dare, Shoryuken challenged its fans to produce a fighting game-style controller for Starcraft II. Mauricio Romano took them up on that contest and won with a surprisingly polished arcade...
08:29 am EDT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Engadget HTC reveals Q2 2012 financial results: 57.8 percent net profit drop blamed on customs issues and weak sales
HTC has reported a substantial drop in its quarterly profits, with unaudited results for Q2 2012 totaling T$7.4 billion ($250 million), down from T$17.52 billion this time last year. While it marks ...
08:16 am EDT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Engadget Robotic legs simulate our neural system, lurch along in the most human-like way so far
We've seen some pretty wonky bipedal robots before, but scientists at the University of Arizona have gone straight to the source -- us -- to make one with a more human-like saunter. It turns out it'...
07:35 am EDT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Engadget KeyPoint's Adaptxt keyboard enters beta for Android tablets, adds handwriting for that extra touch
Aftermarket keyboard layouts are still relatively rare among tablets, which makes KeyPoint Technologies' new Adaptxt beta for Android tablets that much more valuable. Along with optionally splitting...
06:53 am EDT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Engadget NZXT hosts rave in your PC case, charges $33 for entry
You've got the music, the air conditioning, and the chemicals. All you need now is Hue -- an RGB case light controller from NZXT that fills up a spare drive bay with dials to set the color, brightne...
06:12 am EDT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Engadget Skype's latest update for Windows and Mac apps fixes bugs, improves stability
Those of you who are frequent users of Skype on Windows, Mac or Linux will know that the Microsoft-owned video chat service is often rather busy pushing out updates to its desktop applications. And,...
05:05 am EDT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Engadget Panasonic's P-08D Eluga Live tablet makes a quick splash at the FCC, keeps no secrets
It wasn't too long ago that we saw Panasonic's Eluga Live slate destined to be one of NTT DoCoMo's upcoming slab offerings, and now it has managed to land itself all the way across the pond at the p...
03:58 am EDT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Engadget Blue Microphones Tiki USB mic now available at Best Buy, coming to Apple stores July 15th
Remember that miniature USB mic we saw back at CES from Blue? Well, the outfit just announced that the Tiki is hitting store shelves with the same $59.99 price tag we expected. The mobile recording ...
02:57 am EDT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Engadget Bloomberg: Amazon is planning an Android-based smartphone
While most of the Amazon hardware rumors since the Kindle Fire launched have centered around a 10-inch version of the tablet, Bloomberg's "people with knowledge of the matter" say a smartphone is in...
02:57 am EDT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Engadget Bloomberg: Amazon is planning a smartphone
While most of the Amazon hardware rumors since the Kindle Fire launched have centered around a 10-inch version of the tablet, Bloomberg's "people with knowledge of the matter" say a smartphone is in...
01:42 am EDT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Engadget Facebook and others invest in 6,214-mile Asia-Pacific undersea internet cable, friend request lag to plummet
It's almost become a truism that internet connections from the Asia-Pacific region to the rest of the world can be slow and lag-ridden, but that assumption is about to be knocked flat if Facebook and...
12:34 am EDT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Engadget Samsung expects record earnings for Q2 thanks to all those Galaxy phone sales
Samsung's complete earnings results for the April - June 2012 period won't come out until July 27th, but Reuters reports its early guidance to investors estimates the company's profit at a record 6....
11:36 pm EDT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Engadget Microsoft applies for high-performance touchscreen patent
Remember when Microsoft got us all salivating with a proof-of-concept demo that took touchscreen lag from 100ms to 1ms? Well, Redmond is protecting the product of its tireless research by applying f...
10:58 pm EDT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Engadget CyanogenMod plans a quick leap to Jelly Bean for version 10, existing devices likely to tag along
Whenever there's a new version of Android, Steve Kondik and the CyanogenMod team tend to swing into action almost immediately with plans for a major revision of the fan-favorite platform overhaul. F...
10:17 pm EDT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Engadget Nokia and Namco Bandai bring arcade classics to Asha Touch line
Whoever said low-cost phones have to miss out on the portable perks? Nokia's throwing an old school bone to buyers of its budget-minded Asha Touch line, linking up with Namco Bandai to make 22 class...
09:29 pm EDT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Engadget Spam-happy iOS trojan slips into App Store, gets pulled in rapid fashion
You could call it technological baptism of sorts... just not the kind Apple would want. A Russian scam app known as Find and Call managed to hit the App Store and create havoc for those who dared a ...
08:54 pm EDT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Engadget Apple aware of corrupt apps issue, working on a fix
Earlier this morning, reports started circulating that the App Store was pushing corrupt binaries to iOS and Mac users, resulting in constant crashes of the affected apps. Marco Arment, of Instapape...
08:54 pm EDT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Engadget Apple aware of corrupt apps issue, working on a fix (Update: Fixed!)
Earlier this morning, reports started circulating that the App Store was pushing corrupt binaries to iOS and Mac users, resulting in constant crashes of the affected apps. Marco Arment, of Instapape...
08:19 pm EDT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Engadget Artega fails to sell auto business, files for bankruptcy
As things seem to be incredibly promising at Tesla Motors' California headquarters, the situation for a competitor on the other side of the world is growing quite grim. Artega, which reached our hea...
07:53 pm EDT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Engadget PSA: HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE lands in Verizon stores, gets us tongue-tied
If you're willing to embrace its mouthful of a name, the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE has at last reached shops. The sequel to one of Verizon's most enduring brands will, as promised, set you back $1...
07:30 pm EDT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live tonight at 4PM ET!
In the words of Frank Miller's 300, "This is where we fight. This is where they die!" Not that those words are particularly relevant to this episode of the Engadget Podcast, but this is our 300th ed...
07:02 pm EDT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Engadget Google confirms Galaxy Nexus was pulled from Play store due to injunction, will return next week
Try to buy a Galaxy Nexus from the Google Play store today and you're greeted with the "coming soon" message you see above, and we now officially know the reason why. The company has confirmed to AB...
06:49 pm EDT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Engadget Telefonica partners with Facebook, Google, Microsoft and RIM for global carrier billing
Making a half dozen attempts to guess your login info or typing each digit of a credit card account certainly can get in the way of following through on impulse purchases, which is exactly how you'd ...
06:23 pm EDT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Engadget Windows Server 2012 pares back to four versions, looks to give small businesses more bang for the buck
Microsoft has been devoting most of its OS update attention this year to Windows 8, not its suit-wearing Windows Server 2012 counterpart. Some of the mystery has been cleared up through word of a gr...
05:57 pm EDT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Engadget IFAB gives goal-line technology the nod, first official run will be at this year's FIFA Club World Cup
For years and years now, football (soccer) fans have been asking themselves when FIFA would finally realize the "beautiful game" needed to start implementing some sort of tech to help referees with ...
05:44 pm EDT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Engadget Tim Hortons bringing free WiFi to 90 percent of its locations by September
It's already toyed around with offering free WiFi at a few of its locations, but Tim Hortons has now finally committed to making the service available at most of its restaurants across Canada. That'...
05:00 pm EDT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Engadget Motorola ICS UI review: this isn't the Blur we used to know
More Info Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich review Which devices have been updated to Ice Cream Sandwich? Motorola Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR Maxx Android 4.0 update incoming Ah, what a ...
04:37 pm EDT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Engadget Apple sued by Shanghai firm for allegedly treading on patent with Siri, may say 'ni hao' in court
For all the heat it dishes out elsewhere in the world, Apple has had a hard time catching a break in China -- between having to settle with Proview over the iPad trademark and a recent, smaller disp...
04:16 pm EDT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Engadget Archos raids the periodic table for new line of Android tablets
Those worried that Archos hasn't introduced a line of low-cost Android tablets in a while have reason to breathe a collective sigh of relief. The company's gearing up for the launch of its "Elements...
04:16 pm EDT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Engadget Archos raids the periodic table for new line of Android tablets, launches 97 Carbon slate
Those worried that Archos hasn't introduced a line of low-cost Android tablets in a while have reason to breathe a collective sigh of relief. The company's gearing up for the launch of its "Elements...
03:48 pm EDT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Engadget Researchers capture a single atom's shadow, has implications for quantum computers
A very small atom can cast a very large shadow. Well, not literally, but figuratively. Researchers at Griffith University have managed to snap the first image of a single atom's shadow and, while th...
03:22 pm EDT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Engadget Huawei Ascend D Quad release set for late August in China, October for European markets
Been holding onto the hope that Huawei's quad-core flagship would bow relatively soon? Well, it's time to swallow an extra does of patience because it appears the Ascend D Quad is slated for an even...
02:56 pm EDT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Engadget Fujitsu starts build-it-yourself PC service, lets you go homebrew without the electrical shocks
Big PC companies are often seen as being at odds with the concept of custom-built computers: apart from letting us ticking a few checkboxes before we order, they'd rather we not fiddle with the inte...
02:24 pm EDT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Engadget London minicab firm equips cars with free WiFi, says you don't need no stinking LTE
London may be late to the LTE party, but it's more than making up for its laggard mobile ways by bulking up its citizens' access to WiFi. The Tube's been acquiring hotspots in preparation for the cru...
01:57 pm EDT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Engadget iFixit tears down the Nexus Q: made in the USA, and possibly somewhere else
Is it possible to manufacture a sophisticated wireless-capable device entirely in the United States? That's vaguely the suggestion of Google's jet-black orb, launched last week at the search (and no...
01:34 pm EDT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Engadget Double amputee Oscar Pistorius will race in the London Olympic games
Four years ago, double amputee Oscar Pistorius -- aka the Blade Runner -- was battling bureaucracy (and his own ability) for the chance to compete in the Beijing Olympics. He might not have made the...
12:57 pm EDT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Engadget Samsung announces 75-inch ES9000 smart TV for Korea, with similarly gigantic price tag (eyes-on)
Anyone looking to fill half of their lounge with Samsung LCD just got a new size to choose. The 75-inch ES9000 is the bigger brother of the ES8000 that we saw earlier this year and ahead of the offi...
12:29 pm EDT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Engadget Parrot Zik launching in August for $399, free app included for iOS and Android
Remember those cool-looking Parrot Zik wireless headphones we saw back at CES? Well, now we have a date and a price for you Philippe Starck fans out there. Announced at the Hong Kong launch event ea...
12:01 pm EDT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Engadget Olympus announces MEG4.0 wearable display prototype, skips the skydive
While Google may have grabbed headlines for its recent wearable tech, Olympus is doggedly forging ahead with its own prototypes, seven years on. Unlike Project Glass, the MEG4.0 isn't a standalone s...
11:36 am EDT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Engadget CyanogenMod's Steve Kondik and crew talk Android hacking in Google IO video
If you've ever slapped a CyanogenMod ROM on your Android phone instead of waiting months or longer for an official update, you may have wondered who was behind it and how they did it. Well, CM found...
11:05 am EDT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Engadget Packard Bell burrows affordable niche with EasyNote TE: 400 euros, 15.6 inches, AMD inside
While parent company Acer eyes deeper pockets and higher margins, Packard Bell is soldiering on with its EasyNote range of laptops for thrifty Europeans. Spotted by the friendly folk at Pocket-lint,...
10:13 am EDT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Engadget New Sony PlayStation 3 model suggested in FCC filing
Hawk-eyed FCC watchers over at PocketNews have spotted some curious paperwork for an unknown PS3 model called the "CECH-4001X." The current, existing slimline PS3 is the 3000 series, and it has its ...
09:12 am EDT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Engadget Gaikai's cloud gaming beta arrives on cue to high-end Samsung Smart TVs
Gaikai announced with a flourish that it was partnering with LG and Samsung for Smart TV cloud gaming, so its acquisition by Sony made us wonder if those arrangements would still hold. Well, it look...
08:23 am EDT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Engadget University of Calgary's Fat Thumb trick allows one-handed phone use, jugglers are thankful (video)
Everyone's let it happen at some point -- that moment where we're desperately trying to use our smartphones in one hand while juggling groceries or coffee in the other. There'll be no way to recover...
07:33 am EDT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Engadget Acer's Iconia Tab A210 Android tablet hits the FCC
Acer wasn't divulging much about availability when we first caught sight of its Iconia Tab A210 at Computex last month (beyond a general "Q3"), but the 10-inch Android tablet has now at least cleare...
06:46 am EDT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Engadget Sony Japan: PSOne classics coming to Vita in summer update, PlayStation 3 to get downloadable PS2 catalog later this month
If you've been aching to while away hundreds more hours replaying Final Fantasy classics on the go, then Sony Japan's got some good news for you. It's finally revealed that the ability to play those...
05:17 am EDT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III LTE with quad-core Exynos comes to three Korean carriers July 9th
While in the US our LTE-equipped Galaxy S IIIs are packing dual-core Snapdragon S4 processors, the (so far) Korean-only Galaxy S III LTE that combines the quad-core Exynos processor of the internatio...
03:40 am EDT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Engadget Motorola Atrix HD revealed with 4.5-inch Colorboost HD display, ICS and Droid RAZR looks
The next Motorola Atrix phone has been revealed on the company's website as the Atrix HD. According to the listed specs, it features a 4.5-inch Colorboost HD display, will ship with Android 4.0 Ice ...
02:35 am EDT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Engadget Sony patents exercise music system that adjusts music to your work-out tempo
While our bodies approach beach-readiness for the summer, Sony's unveiled plans to tinker with your gym playlist in the future. According to a patent granted today, the electronics manufacturer aims...
01:01 am EDT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Engadget Nikon releases D4 firmware 1.02 with minor display, formatting, network stability improvements in tow
Have you managed to get your hands on Nikon's elusive D4 full-frame DSLR? It should be smooth sailing from here, with the occasional firmware update being your only critical acquisition going forwar...
11:50 pm EDT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Engadget Mysterious, ZTE-made T-Mobile Aspect swings by the FCC
Sometimes FCC filings are rife with details. T-Mobile and ZTE aren't playing that game right now: a device has shown up at the US agency bearing only the T-Mobile Aspect name and a ZTE F555 model num...
10:58 pm EDT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Engadget George Entwistle announced as next Director General at the BBC, prepares for world service
The good-ship BBC won't steer itself, and it's just been announced that George Entwistle is the next to take the wheel. Currently director of BBC Vision (the Beeb's fancy name for TV,) Entwistle wil...
10:06 pm EDT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Engadget Amazon's new Kindle Fire set to debut in early August?
We knew that there would be another Kindle Fire at some point, but we didn't know when it would arrive, or exactly what it'd look like. If the latest report from the China Times is true, however, we...
10:06 pm EDT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Engadget Amazon's new Kindle Fire set to debut in early August? (update: maybe July)
We knew that there would be another Kindle Fire at some point, but we didn't know when it would arrive, or exactly what it'd look like. If the latest report from the China Times is true, however, we...
09:29 pm EDT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Engadget Sony patents vein reading system for accessible computers, toilets
In a sign of just how backed up our patent system is, Sony was finally awarded a series of claims for a vein-reading mouse it filed back in January of 2009. The idea is to use an image of the blood ...
08:57 pm EDT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: GameDock lets your iPhone interface with a TV and controllers, game it old school
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...
08:34 pm EDT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Engadget Qualcomm enlists Samsung, UMC to help meet 28nm Snapdragon S4 demand
Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 chipset is certainly hot (well, not too hot), but it looks like demand is expected to grow even further, causing the San Diego-based SoC maker to turn to allies in the east ...
08:13 pm EDT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Engadget Key MeeGo team members leave Nokia, N9 owners swipe away a few tears
This week will be remembered as a volatile one if you're a MeeGo fan. Just hours after Nokia posted the PR 1.3 update for N9 owners, the company's MeeGo development lead Sotiris Makyrgiannis and oth...
07:51 pm EDT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Engadget Sprint's white EVO 4G LTE reportedly set for July 15th release, BOGO on Epic 4G Touch in tow
Are you a Sprint customer with a penchant for LTE technology and white handsets? If so, listen up. Intel leaked to blog TechnoBuffalo seems to indicate that the Now Network's very first LTE-toting a...
07:26 pm EDT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Engadget Belkin WeMo Switch and Motion home automation system for iOS hands-on (video)
Proper home automation systems can cost upwards of $10,000, and while budget alternatives can't touch the level of integration you'll enjoy with a behemoth rig, all but the most sophisticated of hom...
07:11 pm EDT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Engadget Acer says it's 'moving away from the lower end' in Europe, leaving cheaper laptops to Packard Bell
This certainly doesn't come as a huge surprise given where Acer has been focusing its attention as of late, but it looks like the company is truly intent on shedding its image as a low-cost brand --...
06:37 pm EDT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Engadget EU clears resales of used software, shoots down Oracle's new-sales-only dreams
One advantage American technology fans can celebrate is the right to resell software. After the initial purchase, they're usually cleared to pass along any apps or games as long as the technology it...
05:54 pm EDT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Engadget Intel appeals record-setting $1.45 billion antitrust fine... from 2009
It's been more than three years since being slapped with a record-setting €1.06 billion (roughly $1.45 billion) antitrust fine by the EU, and Intel is finally getting around to putting an appea...
05:17 pm EDT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Engadget Carnegie Mellon smart headlight prototype blacks out raindrops for clearer view of the road
Researchers from Carnegie Mellon have developed a prototype smart headlight which blots out individual drops of rain or snow -- improving vision by up to 90 percent. Made with an off-the-shelf Views...
04:15 pm EDT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Engadget The most expensive internet in America: fighting to bring affordable broadband to American Samoa
"You could argue that there's some value in it." That's New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, speaking candidly during a recent interview at D10 in California. The topic of conversation? Widespre...
03:47 pm EDT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Chat brings Nature UX to the messaging crowd
We didn't have to wait long to find out what Samsung would do with the GT-B5330 we saw just a day ago: meet the much more elegantly-titled Galaxy Chat. The finished product is Samsung's first phone ...
03:17 pm EDT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Engadget iPad mini rumors resurface like so many leftovers, have production start in September
There have been rumors of a shrunken iPad since time immemorial, so you'll have to forgive us if we look at most fresh claims with a jaded eye. Still, when both Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal...
02:47 pm EDT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Engadget Sky Sports iPad app, Sky Go for iOS and Android refreshed with more content and features
BSkyB has been busy pushing updates to several of its apps, starting with the Sky Go player. On both iOS and Android, the big new addition is access to Anytime+ video on demand from the Movies ...
02:07 pm EDT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Engadget UK judge rules HTC doesn't violate Apple's patents, invalidates Cupertino's claims
Well, Apple had a few legal victories over the last couple of weeks, but it's just been handed a significant defeat by Judge Christopher Floyd. The UK court handed down a ruling that HTC does not vio...
01:08 pm EDT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Engadget Netflix users clock-in more viewing hours than ever: over one billion in June
Despite all Netflix's misgivings up until early this year, the service has got its users watching more video than ever. CEO Reed Hastings recently took to Facebook to announce that subscribers have ...
12:25 pm EDT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Engadget Sony PRS-T2 Reader drops by the FCC, teases e-book lovers ahead of launch
We can always count on the good ole Federal Communications Commission for a sneak peek at the latest wireless-communicating gadgets ahead of launch. Sometimes our probes are met with full-on spec sh...
11:46 am EDT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Engadget Samba launches ad-supported mobile data in the UK, makes you dance for your internet
Want mobile data, but without the pesky monetary cost? Samba, a new virtual network in the UK offers just that, in a model similar to the Blyk virtual operator before it. You'll need to stump up for...
11:18 am EDT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Engadget ACTA rejected by European Union vote
European Parliament has rejected the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, by a heady 478 to 39, with 146 votes abstaining. While this doesn't mean ACTA can't become a reality elsewhere, it's a smack...
10:59 am EDT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Engadget Virgin Media WiFi in London goes deeper underground, 41 stations now hooked up
While it's been in the pipes for a while, and some lucky stations got an early arrival, Virgin Media has confirmed that 41 stations in total are now lapping from the bowl of sweet, sweet free WiFi. ...
10:13 am EDT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Engadget Netgear's R6200 802.11ac router visits the FCC
A router, is a router, is a router, right? Well, things get a little bit more interesting when they're of the 802.11ac variety at least. Netgear's R6200 won't sit at the top of its WiFi heap when it...
09:29 am EDT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Engadget Nike and O2 team up to offer Priority Sports hub: Nike+ running app becomes O2 exclusive
Get your fill of freebies and discounts from O2's exclusive Priority Moments service? Then you might be interested in where the UK carrier's headed next -- the running track. Nike's decided to team-...
09:29 am EDT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Engadget Nike and O2 team up to offer Priority Sports hub: Nike+ running Android app becomes O2 exclusive
Get your fill of freebies and discounts from O2's exclusive Priority Moments service? Then you might be interested in where the UK carrier's headed next -- the running track. Nike's decided to team-...
08:42 am EDT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Engadget Youview TV platform and set-top box coming to UK stores this month (update: priced at 299)
The BBC's iPlayer has become too successful. It either needs to calm down or be put on a more level playing field with 'on demand' services from the other big UK broadcasters -- and it's going to be...
08:27 am EDT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Beam, Galaxy Ace 2 resurface, get proper launches in Singapore and Taiwan
Samsung has been quiet on the subject of its second-generation Galaxy Beam and the Galaxy Ace 2 ever since they showed together in Barcelona this February, but the two just reemerged as close buddie...
07:44 am EDT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Engadget CERN confirms existence of new particle consistent with Higgs boson, rewrites the standard model
Physics' big announcement had more in common with a leaky product launch than the serious business of re-writing the science books. But slack asset management aside, it's official: a new boson has b...
07:44 am EDT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Engadget CERN confirms existence of new particle consistent with Higgs boson (video)
Physics' big announcement had more in common with a leaky product launch than the serious business of re-writing the science books. But slack asset management aside, it's official: a new boson has b...
07:28 am EDT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Engadget BBC launches updated, interactive live video player ahead of Olympics; lines up 'summer of 3D'
As the London Olympics creep closer, BBC is unveiling more of the technology it plans to use to bring the Games home to UK viewers. In the last few days it's shown off both the new live video player...
06:39 am EDT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Engadget CERN update on its search for Higgs boson starts at 3AM ET (video)
The cat would appear to be out of the bag, but if you must find out about the status of the Higgs boson search ASAP, check the video stream (embedded after the break) as CERN scientists reveal whate...
06:10 am EDT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Engadget Chrome Web Store offers app recommendations from your Google+ mates, allows you to return the favor
Looking to your online pals for some Chrome Web Store suggestions? If so, the folks at Google have just made accessing said list of recommendations much easier. The outfit unveiled a new feature for...
05:34 am EDT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Engadget iFixit application brings its repair manuals to Android, lets you fix it to your liking
Within the past few weeks alone, we've spotted the cautious hands of the folks over at iFixit dive very carefully into that Retina-friendly MacBook Pro, the other MBP and, naturally, Apple's ultrath...
04:56 am EDT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Engadget Now NASA's thinking with portals (video)
Looks like playing games and watching sci-fi flicks didn't do the University of Iowa's Jack Scudder any harm. The NASA-funded researcher has been studying elusive magnetic portals connecting the Ear...
04:04 am EDT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile talking to Google about mobile payments in Europe as well, keeps playing the field
The good ship T-Mobile isn't staying anchored in any one port for mobile payments: just hours after the ink started drying on a deal with MasterCard for NFC, the carrier's parent company Deutsche Te...
03:22 am EDT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Engadget Spanish researchers to train FIFA referees on calling plays with stereoscopic 3D, won't help catch dives
Spain might be on Cloud Nine after clinching victory in UEFA's Euro 2012, but a team at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid isn't resting easy. To help referees know when they should blow the whist...
02:40 am EDT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Engadget Nexus S 4G regains AOSP status, Verizon Galaxy Nexus owners left hanging
It wasn't just Verizon Galaxy Nexus owners who were hurt when Google dropped Android Open Source Project support for CDMA models -- officially, Nexus S 4G users had to depend on carrier-approved bui...
01:53 am EDT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Engadget Visualized: the history of the Formula 1 car in 60 seconds (video)
Formula 1 car technology has come a long way since it first hit the asphalt banks 62 years ago. It's been hard to convey the sheer amount of change in a succinct way, but Rufus Blacklock may have na...
01:10 am EDT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Engadget Nokia N9 updated to MeeGo PR1.3, boasts 1,000 improvements
MeeGo isn't quite dead, and Nokia N9 users are getting another update pushed to their phone to prove it. PR1.3, a firmware refresh that's been in the works at least since 1.2 was released a few mont...
12:26 am EDT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Engadget Samsung denied: Judge Koh declines to lift injunction against Galaxy Nexus, but Google's got a workaround
Happy Independence Day, Apple. Reuters reports that Samsung's request to have the preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Nexus lifted has officially been denied. This follows a similar ruling yes...
10:54 pm EDT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Engadget Microsoft patent imagines headphones as accessory docking motherships
If it never occurred to you to plug all kinds of peripherals into your ear cans -- including the media player making the sound -- a new patent from Redmond's brain trust might give you pause. The he...
09:50 pm EDT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 306 - 07.03.2012
After Google I/O, the latest news from Mountain View is tops on our list as we try to wrap our heads around the Nexus Q. Also on the list this week are the odd couple pairings of Boxee and Comcast, a...
09:22 pm EDT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Engadget Google Now gets an epic 47-question interrogation, survives for now (video)
You've seen us give Google Now a shakedown in our Jelly Bean review, but one JLishere decided to give the voice command system an unusually thorough grilling. The 47-question test goes beyond what G...
08:39 pm EDT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Engadget Beats buyout of MOG worth $14 million, splits company not-so-neatly into two
More official details are emerging from Beats Electronics' acquisition of MOG, and they paint a considerably messier picture of the deal than we saw just a day ago. HTC (which has a big stake in Be...
08:17 pm EDT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Engadget Toshiba hit for $87 million in LCD price fixing verdict, maintains innocence
Toshiba decided not to settle when faced with allegations of price fixing, and now the company may have to pay the price. A jury handed down a verdict in the District Court for the Northern District...
08:06 pm EDT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Engadget Google retiring iGoogle, Google Mini, others for 'spring cleaning'
To everything (Turn, Turn, Turn). There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn). Sometimes those seasons can get a bit convoluted, however -- or such is the premise of Google's "Spring cleaning in summer" po...
07:46 pm EDT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Engadget Huawei's Emotion UI for Ice Cream Sandwich devices starts rolling out in China
We knew its arrival was imminent, and it looks like the time to shine for Huawei's Emotion UI is right about now -- well, at least in areas near the Great Wall. To celebrate its official debut, the ...
07:11 pm EDT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Engadget Google patent filing would identify faces in videos, spot the You in YouTube
Face detection is a common sight in still photography, but it's a rarity in video outside of certain research projects. Google may be keen to take some of the mystery out of those clips through a ju...
06:43 pm EDT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III hits Verizon shelves on July 10
In regards to the Samsung Galaxy S III, Verizon Wireless has been very vague about its "coming weeks" launch window, but it's become much more specific now: July 10, to be exact. The flagship device...
06:34 pm EDT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Engadget Line messaging and VoIP app adds 'timeline' and 'home' features, throws in new platform for app integration
With now over 45 million users, while you may not use Line yourself, someone you know (or at least someone they know) probably does. The Asia-centric Skype rival has decided to roll-out some extra f...
06:06 pm EDT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Engadget Higgs boson just may, possibly, more or less be proven to exist by ATLAS and CMS teams
We had a false alarm over the possible discovery of the theory-unifying Higgs boson last year, but a bit of poking and prodding in subsequent months may well have given us much more definitive evide...
05:39 pm EDT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Engadget Google indoor maps comes to the UK, helps commuter meet pasty in record time
If you're forever getting lost looking for Barratts, or feeling faint hunting down a Greggs to fill your mall-explorer's belly, then Google Maps to the rescue. Mountain View's already made it clear ...
05:05 pm EDT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Engadget Solmeta N3 geotagging module for Nikon DSLR review: fast GPS locks, minimal battery drain
There's a reason "Nikon GP-1 alternative" is a search phrase that finds its way into Google's simplistic query box frequently. Put simply, the only GPS add-on with Nikon's name on it is universally ...
04:48 pm EDT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Engadget Design firm's video offers a glimpse of the touchscreen webOS phone that never was
Well, it looks like there's still a few surprises left from HP's brief foray into webOS hardware. As webOS Nation has discovered, the design firm Transparent House posted a brief clip of a device de...
04:25 pm EDT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Engadget Kodak gets the green light to sell digital imaging patents
It's been a long road for Kodak to get to this point, but it seems the floundering company has finally won approval to sell off its digital imaging patents. Over the objections of Apple and Flashpoi...
03:47 pm EDT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Engadget RIM's Thorsten Heins denies company's 'death spiral,' predicts successful transition to BlackBerry 10
RIM CEO Thorsten Heins has the unenviable task of, well, being the CEO of RIM. Still, in spite of some gloomy numbers, the exec thinks the company is on the right track. Heins told CBC Radio that, s...
03:05 pm EDT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Engadget Real-world impressions of Dolby Atmos surround sound (ears-on)
Dolby and AMC are both marketing the latest in surround sound technology heavily this past weekend with the release of "Brave," the first movie mixed and presented in Dolby Atmos. There are only 14 ...
02:33 pm EDT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Engadget Samsung upstages Sony with f1.4-equipped EX2F point-and-shoot for $549
Samsung's been flaunting its WiFi-equipped Smart cameras throughout the last year, but with a generally significant tradeoff in image quality, we haven't been terribly impressed. The EX2F, however, ...
02:23 pm EDT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Engadget Motorola Photon Q wanders into the FCC with Sprint LTE
What's that? A Motorola phone with Sprint LTE, EVDO and the model number XT897 getting approved by the FCC? Why, it looks like this could be the Photon Q LTE! We weren't able to glean much in the wa...
02:04 pm EDT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Engadget NEC's LaVie Z Ultrabook has definitely lost weight: just 875 grams and priced from $1,600 in Japan
No one complained when we reported NEC's initial claimed weight of 999 grams (2.2 pounds) for its LaVie Z Ultrabook, but it turns out that statistic is brutally unfair. The 13.3-inch laptop actually...
01:29 pm EDT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Engadget Google's Nexus 7 tablet hits the iFixit teardown labs
We can always count on iFixit to get down and dirty with its spudger and the latest tablet tech, and we're not going home empty handed today. The latest victim happens to be Google's recently announ...
12:58 pm EDT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Engadget Next season NFL will release All-22 game tape, relax blackout rules and start doubleheaders later
Even in the offseason we're still football crazy, and some news has leaked out that will adjust how we watch the NFL. Most recently, the Wall Street Journal reports the league has officially relaxed...
12:36 pm EDT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Engadget Apple may get the Italian boot, has 30 days to push a 2-year warranty for locals
Italian regulator AGCM is clearly on a short fuse with Apple. After issuing a €900,000 fine ($1.1 million) to Apple for not properly offering the free 2-year warranty required by national law, ...
12:09 pm EDT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Engadget Navigon boosts iPhone app to version 2.1, discounts purchases through July 16th
Navigon's hitting those holiday roads a day early, releasing version 2.1 of its iPhone app. The free update adds Google Street View, which pops up as you approach a destination, along with a Cockpit...
11:56 am EDT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Engadget Ice Cream Sandwich consumed by one in ten Android devices
The latest Dashboard numbers for Google's Android operating system have been released. The verdict? One in ten devices is leveraging Ice Cream Sandwich as their mobile OS of choice. The numbers, whi...
11:29 am EDT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Engadget Microsoft takes $6.2 billion of lumps on fizzled aQuantive online ad acquisition
Among all the Windows 8, WP8 and Surface excitement of late, Redmond has also dropped a chunk of less shiny happy news: its online services division is taking a goodwill writeoff of $6.2 billion as ...
10:58 am EDT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Engadget Skytex announces Gemini and Protos: ICS tablets that sound like X-Men
Last time we saw Skytex, it was serving up a warm slice of Windows 7 on its tablets. Now, it's back with a pair of Androids, one under each arm. The Skypad Protos ($279) is 9.7 inches of Ice Cream S...
10:27 am EDT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Engadget Cisco backs down over right to see your internet history
Got any spare sympathy for Cisco? The company just can't catch a break with its various hardware schemes, and now it's getting aggro from an unexpected direction: users of its generally reliable Lin...
09:53 am EDT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Engadget Google Places for iOS becomes Google+ Local, adds voice search in the process
It was only a matter of time before Google+ Local started spreading to the mobile space, and iOS looks to be its first landing spot through a rebadge of the Google Places app. Apart from achiev...
09:17 am EDT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Engadget Researchers create 'rubber-band electronics' material, capable of stretching up to 200 percent (video)
One of the major issues with embedded medical devices is the lack of flexibility in existing electronics. Fortunately, researchers at the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University h...
08:36 am EDT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Engadget Twitter Transparency Report shows DMCA and government actions: US is biggest busybody
Twitter dispatched its first biannual Transparency Report -- revealing government requests for user info and content holdback along with DMCA takedown notices -- which spotlights the US as the most ...
08:07 am EDT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Engadget Researchers use 3D printer, sugar, to create a fake artery network for lab-grown tissue
Printing a chocolate heart is easy enough, but how about an actual organ? There are folks working on it, but it turns out those veins of yours aren't exactly a breeze to replicate. Researchers at th...
07:34 am EDT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Engadget Sony's Music Unlimited service finally reaches Japan homeland, offers access to over 10 million tracks
The rest of the world has been sampling Sony's streaming music wares for a while, but the all-you-can-listen subscription service has finally launched today in Japan, priced at 1,480 yen per month. ...
06:53 am EDT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Engadget O2 says calling just fifth most-used task on smartphones, suggests we call them 'best buds' instead
Virtually anyone who's been a frequent smartphone user for the past few years has already suspected it, but O2 UK has provided some possible evidence in a study: calling is one of the last things we...
06:18 am EDT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Engadget Google Chrome searches redirecting to blank.html, but there's a fix
There's no word yet on what exactly is causing it, but various Google Chrome users are reporting that searches from the omnibox / address bar that go nowhere. While the instant results appear proper...
06:18 am EDT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Engadget Google Chrome searches redirecting to blank.html (Update: fixed!)
There's no word yet on what exactly is causing it, but various Google Chrome users are reporting that searches from the omnibox / address bar that go nowhere. While the instant results appear proper...
05:20 am EDT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Engadget GreatCall outs Samsung-made Jitterbug Plus, for folks who want a phone without all the smarts
Adding features to a senior-friendly phone kind of defeats the purpose, but a sleeker design, improved battery life and boosted speaker? Sure, we'll take it. That's what you'll get with the new Jitt...
04:29 am EDT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Engadget Fujitsu, NICT create indoor navigation for the blind using ultrawideband, Android phones, kind hearts
There's no shortage of navigation outdoors, and even a little bit of help indoors, but there's been precious little aid for the blind indoors -- leaving them little choice but to move cautiously or ...
03:36 am EDT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Engadget Adafruit's Pi Cobbler breakout kit puts Raspberry Pi's pins to work
Leave it to Adafruit to really help a product deliver on its DIY promise. Those pins on the Raspberry Pi taunted us from the moment we laid our hands on it, and not just cause we weren't sure what t...
03:04 am EDT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile 'network data issue' knocking some subscribers offline
Over the last couple of hours we've seen a steadily increasing flow of tips from users reporting their T-Mobile data service is completely out on 2G, 3G and 4G,, and now the company has confirmed th...
03:04 am EDT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile 'network data issue' knocking some subscribers offline (Update: service restored)
Over the last couple of hours we've seen a steadily increasing flow of tips from users reporting their T-Mobile data service is completely out on 2G, 3G and 4G,, and now the company has confirmed th...
02:28 am EDT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Engadget ITC denies Apple's request for emergency ban against HTC products
Just like they have been, products like the One X and EVO 4G LTE will continue to pour through US Customs, as the ITC has now denied Apple's request for an emergency ban against the alleged infringi...
01:57 am EDT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Engadget Judge Koh denies injunction stay, keeps Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 out of stores
Samsung may have been quick to appeal Judge Lucy Koh's decision to halt Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales, but the woman with the gavel isn't bending. According to Reuters, Judge Koh has rejected the firm's req...
01:11 am EDT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia SL shows up in Indonesian POSTEL database
The Xperia S is a mere six months old. Yet, rumor has it that Sony is already prepping a refresh, dubbed the Xperia SL. The handset surfaced at the Indonesian POSTEL site (which appears to be someth...
12:38 am EDT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Engadget HBO Go update supports Android tablets up to ICS
When HBO Go launched for the Kindle Fire a few weeks ago it seemed odd that the app still didn't officially support other Android tablets, but now that has changed. v1.5 is now available on Google P...
12:09 am EDT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Engadget Amazon reportedly acquires UpNext, 3D map wars begin in earnest
We might as well call 2012 the year of the 3D map. We've seen both Apple and Google show their cards, but GigaOM now hears that Amazon has jumped in by acquiring newcomer UpNext. The details are sca...
11:39 pm EDT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Engadget Micron scoops up Elpida Memory, 50-percent production boost for $2.5 billion
There's no question that Micron has shifted its focus away from PCs in favor of producing components, shipping everything from SSDs to CMOS sensors in recent years, but the semiconductor manufacture...
11:14 pm EDT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Engadget Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars Directors Cut brings point-and-poke adventure to Android
If you're not familiar with the point-and-click classic Broken Sword, then you owe it to yourself to snatch up the Directors Cut of Shadow of the Templars. Originally released in 1996, this title is...
10:54 pm EDT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 8:30PM 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 8:30PM. Please be a part of it by reviewing the list of topics after the bre...
10:37 pm EDT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Engadget UK hotel ditching paper bibles for Kindles, Rocky Raccoon to get acquainted with the benefits of e-ink
Maybe papercuts aren't a part of the creator's master plan, after all -- not at the Hotel Indigo's Newcastle location, at least, which is ditching the standard hardcover bible in favor of a Kindle e...
10:16 pm EDT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Engadget Must See HDTV (July 2nd - 8th)
UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II This weekend Chael Sonnen gets his wish. Most of our wishes don't include being locked in a cage with UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, but it's the only way for...
09:58 pm EDT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Engadget Microsoft: our nature makes it tough to show everything Windows Phone 8 can do just yet
If you saw Microsoft unveil Windows Phone 8 and were disappointed that it only had a handful of conspicuous new features to show, such as that new Start screen and NFC support, don't worry: that's j...
09:41 pm EDT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Engadget SK Telecom utilizing Multi Carrier technology to improve LTE service, roaming
South Korean wireless carrier SK Telecom has officially begun the commercial rollout of its Multi Carrier (MC) network. The technology, which will be available in twenty-three cities by the close of ...
09:26 pm EDT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Engadget Amazon's Flow augmented reality app comes to Android, makes shopping more entertaining
The iOS crowd's been able to enjoy Flow's AR features since late last year, but fortunately for those on the Android side who've been missing out, this powered-by-Amazon app is now (finally) also av...
09:00 pm EDT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Engadget Acer Aspire V3 review: an affordable, Kepler-packing laptop for back-to-school season
Back in March at CeBIT, Acer unveiled a slew of new laptops, among which the Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 Ultrabook was easily the most celebrated. But while slim designs and instant-on technology are s...
08:43 pm EDT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Engadget Canon confirms PowerShot S100 lens error, offers free repair for affected cams
Select PowerShot S100 cameras are encountering a lens error, Canon confirmed on its Product Advisories page. An undisclosed number of the high-end point-and-shoots have had issues with a "disconnect...
08:27 pm EDT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Engadget Google shocker: American web company says web boosted American economy by $500 billion
Who knew that a company which makes a lot of money on the web would be keen to pitch the web as important to the US economy? Google thinks it's as natural as breathing, as it just took significant c...
08:11 pm EDT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Engadget HTC picks former AT&T exec Mike Woodward as North American president
HTC has been fighting to get a better relationship with US carriers lately, and it may have just chosen a clever (if roundabout) approach: hire one of their executives. As of today, AT&T's forme...
07:59 pm EDT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Engadget ARM server running on pedal power demoed at Red Hat Summit
With x86 and a few high-powered RISC chips dominating the list of the most powerful computers on Earth, you might be wondering what's the big deal with ARM and it's push into the server space. Well,...
07:37 pm EDT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Engadget Samsung's GT-B5330 shows up in leaked photos, flaunts its QWERTY traits
If all those bells and whistles packed inside that famed Galaxy S III are a wee bit much for you, then perhaps you might be interested in this Sammy-branded GT-B5330 and all of its relatively modest...
07:07 pm EDT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Engadget Microsoft announces $39.99 Windows 8 Pro upgrade offer for most Windows users
Microsoft has already detailed the Windows 8 upgrade route for those buying a new computer, and it's now finally confirmed what everyone else will be paying when they upgrade their existing PC. Thos...
07:00 pm EDT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Engadget Google's Patrick Brady tells us how the Nexus 7 went from 'start to finish in four months'
At this past year's CES, we were inundated by tablet after tablet after, well, tablet. Some were big, some were small, and some were just right. A few, though, kind of faded into the wallpaper and d...
06:46 pm EDT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Engadget Google offers to settle with EU over antitrust gripes, olive branch now fully extended
Google knows that there's a looming EU antitrust lawsuit if it doesn't volunteer some kind of change to its search practices, so it's not entirely surprising that chairman Eric Schmidt has sent a le...
06:32 pm EDT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Engadget Kobo eReader Touch up for pre-order in Japan, hitting market with 'localized experience' July 19th
Ever since Rakuten revealed its intentions to scoop up Kobo, the e-reader maker was clearly destined to hit the Japanese market. As noted a week or so back, the company's eReader Touch will be arriv...
06:18 pm EDT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III hits AT&T retail stores July 6th
Keeping track of when and where the Samsung Galaxy S III will be available hasn't exactly been the easiest thing to do, but we now finally have one more confirmation for those who prefer to do their...
06:06 pm EDT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Engadget ComScore: iOS and Android market share continues to climb, RIM and Motorola continue to fall
Ready for some hardcore smartphone market share numbers? ComScore's got 'em for the three-month period ending in May 2012, and you probably won't be terribly surprised by the outcome. First, let's t...
05:36 pm EDT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Engadget AiAiAi Capital headphones bring the beats, take abuse on the streets (video)
Denmark's AiAiAi has developed a reputation for targeting its headphones at specific listeners. This time, it's aiming at someone we know all too well: the urban dweller who goes through replacement...
05:00 pm EDT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Engadget Growing up Geek: Natali Morris
Welcome to Growing Up Geek, an ongoing feature where we take a look back at our youth and tell stories of growing up to be the nerds that we are. Today, we have CNBC technology contributer, Natali Mo...
04:38 pm EDT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Engadget Nokia claims Nexus 7 treads on its WiFi patents, wants a little dough for that Jelly Bean
We're fans of the Nexus 7. Nokia, however, isn't quite so keen. It claims to The Inquirer that the ASUS and Google joint project is using Nokia WiFi patents without a license. The two companies ...
04:15 pm EDT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Engadget Made in America: could your next phone be homegrown?
"Made in America." For some reason, my parents -- and the parents of many of my peers -- take great pride in seeing that phrase. I've seen people buy inferior products just because the label on the ...
03:47 pm EDT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Engadget Jelly Bean's Sound Search feature now available root-free on ICS
Did you know you can get a little squirt of Jelly Bean flavor in your Ice Cream Sandwich right now? It's nothing mega -- just a non-root APK for Google Sound Search, the new in-house rival to Shazam ...
03:21 pm EDT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Engadget Google launches Mobile App Analytics along with Analytics App for Android, creates endless loop
Google has given a boost to those who obsess over the minutia of their sites (and apps) with two new analytics offerings dedicated to the mobile side of things. App vendors will be able to see poten...
03:01 pm EDT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win a Beats-enabled HTC One X, courtesy of AT&T!
What's the best way to celebrate Beats Electronics' acquisition of MOG? How about giving away a phone that offers both? AT&T sent us a brand new HTC One X for the sole purpose of handing it out ...
02:43 pm EDT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Engadget StatCounter: Windows 7 now powering most PCs, passed 50-percent threshold in June
Windows 8 may be on the horizon with a fall 2012 release, but Microsoft's current OS, Win 7, just became the world's most prolific PC operating system, passing the 50-percent threshold last month. A...
02:22 pm EDT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Engadget Nokia Store has 120,000 apps, over 120 million users, foggy future
As Nokia starts to roll out its latest slice of Symbian-powered hardware across Europe, the manufacturer has bundled up some upbeat usage statistics for its developers. It's a mixture of global clou...
01:58 pm EDT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Engadget MasterCard and T-Mobile to bring NFC payments to Europe in Q3 (video)
Poland and Germany could be the next two countries to get smartphone payments, powered by MasterCard and Deutsche Telekom. The SIM-based NFC solution will utilize the US bank's ClickandBuy service f...
01:33 pm EDT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Engadget Mozilla says a slew of carriers and handset makers set to support Firefox OS
Sure it's not as catchy as "Boot to Gecko," but Mozilla's newly-christened Firefox OS has already gained favor with a number of carriers, including Deutsche Telekom, Smart, Sprint, Telecom Italia, T...
01:30 pm EDT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Engadget Confirmed: HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE coming to Verizon July 5th for $150
Just as last week's leaked documents suggested, the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE will be available on Verizon starting July 5th. The carrier made the official announcement today, and you'll be able t...
01:12 pm EDT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Engadget Nokia chairman says company has a Windows Phone 'contingency plan' after all
So much for no plan B. A little less than a year after Nokia US' Chris Weber proclaimed rather bluntly, "the reality is if we are not successful with Windows Phone, it doesn't matter what we do," No...
12:43 pm EDT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Engadget Samsung merges S-LCD and mobile display units under Samsung Display umbrella
And just like that, Samsung Display was born. Built by combining the lesser S-LCD Corporation and Samsung Mobile Display, the new unit is now the largest maker manufacturer of displays. Of course, n...
12:16 pm EDT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Engadget Beats Electronics gets official with MOG acquisition, makes it an honest music streaming service
The writing's been on the wall for some time now, with this having been considered a done-deal back in March, but now the two parties involved are going public. Beats Electronics, the house that Dre...
11:59 am EDT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Engadget Sony S-Series XQD memory cards hit speed record at 168MBs, starting at $500 for 32GB in Japan
Sony's new S-Series XQD memory cards will be the fastest you can buy when they arrive on the Japanese market July 11th, with a transfer speed of 168MB/s -- a boon if you're shooting continuous raw p...
11:40 am EDT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Engadget Pantech Vega S5 does Android 4.0 on a 5-inch LCD, facemask not included
The 4.5-inch Vega LTE is not eight months old and the 4.8-inch Vega Racer 2 is still properly wet behind the years. But, the flow of progress abides by no calendars, so welcome the Pantech Vega S5 t...
11:19 am EDT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Engadget Official VLC app now out for Android: only an unstable beta, but it works
Okay, so VLC may not be the media darling it once was, but it still has a legion of fans -- as evidenced by the (official) beta version's warm welcome over at Google Play. Despite a clear warning th...
10:59 am EDT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Engadget VLC 2.02 adds Retina display support, ditches font cache interruptions
The latest version of everyone's favorite file-type-friendly media player has been updated on both Windows and OS X, although the Apple iteration gets the most major addition -- playback support on ...
10:15 am EDT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Engadget Nexus Q app throws in voice-powered Magic 8 Ball mode
No stranger to throwing in some extra, if not-that-functional, additions to its products, Google's new audio orb packs its own Easter egg -- a Magic 8 Ball mode. Tapping the Nexus Q's image in its c...
09:28 am EDT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Engadget Ooma Linx extender makes a visit to the FCC, lets phones go the extra DECT distance
For a VoIP phone company, Ooma has been unusually quiet since it showed us the HD2 handset at CES this January. Thankfully, an FCC filing spotted by Dave Zatz has let slip that the company is gettin...
08:41 am EDT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Engadget Samsung launches S Health services: Monitors weight, blood sugar and graphs it all
Samsung mentioned its S Health app in passing during the grand unveiling of the Galaxy S III -- presumably due to the glut of similarly S-suffixed apps and services that were also unveiled. The serv...
08:09 am EDT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Engadget Marvel's The Avengers Blu-ray hits September 25th, iOS second screen app this month (video)
We don't have any more details yet on the 10-disc Marvel Cinematic Universe set that popped up on Amazon a month ago, but Disney and Marvel have revealed we can expect Marvel's The Avengers on Blu-r...
06:55 am EDT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Engadget Sony buys Gaikai cloud gaming service for $380 million
Cloud-based gaming service Gaikai has had plenty of spring in its step recently, and now we know why: it's been tying up a deal to sell itself to Sony for a rather substantial sum of cash. The $380 ...
05:05 am EDT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Engadget Apple pays $60 million in iPad trademark dispute, makes peace with Proview
Earlier this year, iPads were flying off the shelves in China -- but not for the expected reasons. The slates were being removed from stores following an injunction granted to Shenzhen Proview Techn...
04:01 am EDT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Engadget IBM Labs pitches the future of augmented reality shopping with mobile app prototype
From the same company that brought you the ThinkPad and the tank of a keyboard known as the Model M, today IBM is demonstrating its latest consumer development: a mobile shopping app. As odd as that...
03:15 am EDT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Engadget How would you change Sony's Tablet P?
Sony's Tablet P was an enormous gamble with its clamshell form factor that meant it could easily slide into a jacket pocket. Unfortunately, it suffered from terrible execution: flimsy build quality,...
02:43 am EDT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 144 - 07.01.2012
Would you believe us if we told you there was nothing special to talk about this week? We know you wouldn't, o ye faithful Engadget Mobile Devotee, and you'd also know that we have so much to talk a...
02:12 am EDT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Engadget First DSLR 4K video from prototype Canon EOS-1D C reportedly emerges
If you've been wondering what kind of eye candy Canon's EOS-1D C is capable of, you might be in luck. The crew over at EOSHD have apparently snagged some 4K sample footage from an early prototype of...
01:00 am EDT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of June 25th, 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, July 2, 2012
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: energy-harvesting toilet, LED lightbulb overhaul and a floating, solar-powered resort home
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. LED technology shone brighter than the summer sun this w...
10:26 pm EDT - Sun, July 1, 2012
Engadget Samsung appeals Galaxy Nexus ban, of course
In a completely expected move, Samsung today filed to appeal the preliminary Galaxy Nexus ban granted to Apple last week, moving to stay the injunction. Among other claims, Samsung is arguing that t...
09:35 pm EDT - Sun, July 1, 2012
Engadget Switched On: The fight, the fancy, and the future
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. While Microsoft's motivations in announcing Surface differed meaningfully from Google's when it announced the Nexus O...
07:42 pm EDT - Sun, July 1, 2012
Engadget PSA: Samsung Galaxy S III now available in Sprint stores
In case you haven't heard, Sprint is now stocking its shelves with the Samsug Galaxy S III. Just as it promised, the Now Network is offering both 16 and 32GB versions of the handset online and throu...
06:52 pm EDT - Sun, July 1, 2012
Engadget AMC dropped from Dish Network, still in negotiations with AT&T
As June expired, so did AMC's contract with both Dish Network and AT&T U-verse. While negotiations continue with AT&T and its channels remain on for the moment, AMC is already firing at Dish...
06:52 pm EDT - Sun, July 1, 2012
Engadget AMC dropped from Dish Network, cuts a new deal to stay on with AT&T U-verse
As June expired, so did AMC's contract with both Dish Network and AT&T U-verse. While negotiations continue with AT&T and its channels remain on for the moment, AMC is already firing at Dish...
05:47 pm EDT - Sun, July 1, 2012
Engadget Production R8 e-tron sets lap record at Nrburgring, Audi gains more EV bragging rights
Suffice it to say, Audi's been garnering loads of press these past weeks for its e-tron vehicles. Hot on the heels of its recent, R18 e-tron-led victory at the 24-hour Le Mans, the automaker has set...
02:59 pm EDT - Sun, July 1, 2012
Engadget OWC Mercury Aura Bundles let you replace your MacBook Air's SSD, use it as external storage
Got a Macbook Air from 2010 or 2011 and want to upgrade the storage without dropping its pre-existing SSD module all together? Well, you're in luck, thanks to OWC's new Mecury Aura Bundles. After up...
12:20 pm EDT - Sun, July 1, 2012
Engadget Nike+ Basketball and Training stat tracking shoes launch, kick off 'Game On, World' challenge (video)
While the Nike+ fitness tracking platform has been around for years, the footwear giant has only just unleashed shoes with the technology built right in. The Nike Hyperdunk+ (last seen sky...
10:16 am EDT - Sun, July 1, 2012
Engadget New fuel cell keeps on going even once the fuel's dried up
Vanadium oxide seems to be the go-to guy in power storage right now. A new solid-oxide fuel cell -- developed at Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences -- that can also store energy li...
07:31 am EDT - Sun, July 1, 2012
Engadget Mercedes reportedly scraps hybrid plan for B-Class E-Cell Plus EV, going all-in on electrons with Tesla
Mercedes' plans for a B-Class E-Cell Plus plug-in hybrid might headed for a change of direction. Take this all with a spoonful of NaCl, but looks like an all-electric powertrain made by none other t...
04:44 am EDT - Sun, July 1, 2012
Engadget Boxee, Comcast agree to a workaround for encrypted basic cable channels on third party boxes
Boxee usually doesn't get along with the existing media / pay-TV conglomerates, but now it's telling the FCC it has come to an agreement with Comcast. The solution agreed to lets live TV-friendly Bo...
02:31 am EDT - Sun, July 1, 2012
Engadget Ask Engadget: Are KIRFs worth it?
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 Sabin, who wants a high-spec smartphone an...
01:06 am EDT - Sun, July 1, 2012
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of June 25th, 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, Samsung introduced its first W...
11:53 pm EDT - Sat, June 30, 2012
Engadget Carnegie Mellon researchers develop robot that takes inventory, helps you find aisle four
Fed up with wandering through supermarket aisles in an effort to cross that last item off your shopping list? Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's Intel Science and Technology Center in Embed...
09:51 pm EDT - Sat, June 30, 2012
Engadget Microsoft catches a break: ITC remands Motorola case, Xbox 360 dodges at least a 2012 ban
Things were looking grim for gaming in April, when the International Trade Commission decided that the Xbox 360 violated Motorola patents and the console's US future was in doubt. The agency hasn't ...
07:56 pm EDT - Sat, June 30, 2012
Engadget Pebble smartwatch outs SDK preview at Google IO, gives developers a kickstart on apps
If you invested in the Pebble e-paper smartwatch -- and who didn't? -- you'll be happy to hear that the firm has unleashed a preview of the Kickstarter darling's SDK at Google I/O this week. That'll...
05:14 pm EDT - Sat, June 30, 2012
Engadget Panasonic's Eluga V for NTT DoCoMo swings past the FCC
Panasonic's Eluga V smartphone arrived at NTT DoCoMo back in May and now the company has dropped one of its handsets off at the FCC's underground bunker. The Ice Cream Sandwich-running phone has a 4...
03:46 pm EDT - Sat, June 30, 2012
Engadget BBC introduces Red Button to the internet, thinks they'll be great pals
Since 1999, the BBC's Red Button feature has delivered alternative camera angles, sports scores and the like over broadcast spectrum, but it's now set to become internet enabled. Channel surfers sho...
02:29 pm EDT - Sat, June 30, 2012
Engadget BAE Systems' NAVSOP does positioning without GPS, makes sure the only jammin' going on is yours
Just in case GPS and GLONASS didn't make for enough of an acronym soup, BAE Systems wants to add one more to the navigation broth. NAVSOP (Navigation via Signals of Opportunity) uses some of the bas...
01:54 pm EDT - Sat, June 30, 2012
Engadget Users reporting BBM down, joins Instagram in being less social
First Netflix, then Instagram, now BBM? We're getting reports along with plenty of Twitter noise that the popular BlackBerry service has headed south. This makes for one heck of an anti-social weeke...
01:54 pm EDT - Sat, June 30, 2012
Engadget Users reporting BBM down, joins Instagram in being less social (update: RIM's on it)
First Netflix, then Instagram, now BBM? We're getting reports along with plenty of Twitter noise that the popular BlackBerry service has headed south. This makes for one heck of an anti-social weeke...
01:10 pm EDT - Sat, June 30, 2012
Engadget Gear4 speaker dock supports USB audio for Jelly Bean at Google IO 2012 (hands-on video)
Another day, another speaker dock. We initially dismissed Gear4's latest accessory at Google I/O 2012 until we noticed that the attached Nexus 7 was playing audio via the USB port instead of the hea...
11:32 am EDT - Sat, June 30, 2012
Engadget NASA's NuSTAR probe snaps first X-ray image of feeding black hole
It was Bret Easton Ellis who coined the phrase, "The better you look, the more you see," and it appears the folks down at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab agree. In what's considered a "first," the agency'...
09:26 am EDT - Sat, June 30, 2012
Engadget Sony Smart Wireless Headset pro hits retail with $150 price in tow
Don't let the name fool you, Sony's Smart Wireless Headset pro won't clip on your ear. That's because it looks and functions more like a traditional MP3 player, using its powers of Bluetooth 2.0 to ...
07:15 am EDT - Sat, June 30, 2012
Engadget 10 Gigabit per-second connection between US and China demoed
You, sir or ma'am, should probably not get too excited. Chances are, this trans-Pacific 10 Gigabit link won't do you any good, personally. On the other hand, researchers working together across the o...
05:36 am EDT - Sat, June 30, 2012
Engadget Android Army: US soldiers to leverage portable battlefield network and smartphones
Smartphones: the future of wartime communication? That is the goal of the US Army through the development of its portable wireless network, dubbed Warfighter Information Network-Tactical or WIN-T. T...
04:14 am EDT - Sat, June 30, 2012
Engadget Don't worry, you're not the only one: Netflix is currently down, admins hard at work
What to do on this Friday night? If your answer to that age old question was "Netflix," then you likely received a bit of a rude shock this evening upon discovery that the company's video streaming ...
04:14 am EDT - Sat, June 30, 2012
Engadget Don't worry, you're not the only one: Netflix is currently down, admins hard at work (Update: back up)
What to do on this Friday night? If your answer to that age old question was "Netflix," then you likely received a bit of a rude shock this evening upon discovery that the company's video streaming ...
02:55 am EDT - Sat, June 30, 2012
Engadget FEMA and National Weather Service launch Wireless Emergency Alert System
While it's a little later than expected, the free SMS emergency notification system has now gone live. Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) messages will be delivered to cell towers in affected areas, whi...
01:43 am EDT - Sat, June 30, 2012
Engadget Scientists develop flush-efficient toilet system that can turn waste into energy, sort before it recycles
Scientists from Singapore's Nanyang Technological University aren't keen on being wasteful -- that's why they've developed a toilet that uses 90% less water than other commodes and is capable of gen...
12:58 am EDT - Sat, June 30, 2012
Engadget University of Tokyo builds a soap bubble 3D screen, guarantees your display stays squeaky clean (video)
There are waterfall screens, but what if you'd like your display to be a little more... pristine? Researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed a display that hits soap bubbles with ultrason...
12:08 am EDT - Sat, June 30, 2012
Engadget HTC teases something 'Incredible' for the US in July, we think a 4G LTE Droid might fit the bill
HTC has been leaving Verizon subscribers hanging on just when they would get the Droid Incredible 4G LTE ever since we saw it in New Orleans last month. The company just dropped a not-so-subtle hint...