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11:44 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Motorola trying to patent smart ads in navigation apps
There are few places left in this world safe from advertising. Your apps have em, your train is plastered with them (inside and out), even your premium video subscription service pelts you with sale...
11:19 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Razer unveils its own BlackShark, black and green version ships next month for $120
Love the look of Razer's Battlefield 3-branded BlackShark headset that we laid our peepers on back at E3? Don't want to commit yourself exclusively to one title? Good news: the West Coast outfit has...
11:04 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget AMD bares all with Southern Islands GPU shots
AMD's been showing off its forthcoming wares at Hot Chips, and has taken the rare step of releasing detailed die shots for its Southern Islands GPUs. According to AnandTech, the company's shy about ...
10:47 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget IK Multimedia announces iRig KEYS portable keyboard for iOS devices, ships this fall for $94
If you prefer a set of keys to power your mobile recording sessions instead of a guitar adapter of some sort, you're in luck. The folks at IK Multimedia have just revealed the iRig KEYS portable key...
10:33 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile's latest Galaxy S II update silently removed 'universal search' feature
As you may or may not know, there's been an issue related to the universal search feature inside a region-specific batch of Samsung Galaxy S IIIs; with the Korean company going as far as "inadverten...
10:17 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Motorola RAZR HD global edition hits FCC with LTE included
The global edition of the still-unannounced Motorola Droid RAZR HD, also known as the XT925, was just seen getting FCC approval. This likely won't come as a shocker to many, since this device (along...
09:57 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Vodafone shows off a pair of Lenovo-made Smart Tabs, we go hands-on (video)
Hey, check this pair of tablets from Lenovo that were hanging out in the Vodafone booth here at IFA. The slates are actually branded with the carrier's name as the Vodafone Smart Tab II, the success...
09:56 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget TDK introduces new wireless Boombox and two new weatherproof speakers
TDK's Boombox rocked minds and windows alike with its modern take on a retro classic. Buoyed by its success, the casette-maker of old is back with new audio hardware at IFA. Three devices, again on ...
09:36 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Firefox 16 beta arrives with web app hooks, Reader Mode for Android and VoiceOver for Macs
Firefox 15 is barely fresh off the vine, and we're already looking at a beta version 16 for both desktop platforms and Android. Mozilla's test release builds in the first support for web apps that p...
09:17 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget HTC EVO 4G LTE update brings Android 4.0.4 and Sense 4.1, dash of improved data for good measure
Give your HTC EVO 4G LTE a quick update scan if you haven't lately. Sprint has started pushing out an upgrade that brings its flagship phone both to Android 4.0.4 and to Sense 4.1, putting the EVO's...
08:55 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget PayPal updates Android app with revamped UI, better account management
PayPal's been keeping itself quite occupied in the most recent months, with its newfangled Discover partnership and Card.io acquisition being at the forefront of it all. Today, however, it's somethi...
08:34 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4 will support HiDPI, MacBook Pro Retina Display in 'the coming months'
You know who's likely to buy the MacBook Pro with Retina Display? Creative professionals (obviously). So you know what programs should really be optimized for that 2,880 x 1,800 screen? Try Photoshop...
08:14 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget ESPN delivers College Football companion app to iOS and Android just in time
If you're a football fan, then we don't have to tell you that college football kicks off this evening. But, perhaps, you have yet to find the perfect app for your smart phone or tablet to keep you i...
07:54 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget CyberPowerPC intros Zeus-M Ultrabook series, prices start at $679
There's something going on in Berlin that's left us with an array of upcoming laptops to look forward to, but believe it or not, there are still others looking for the spotlight in the portable depa...
07:34 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Sennheiser launches the Momentum retro-cans and CX890i earbuds
Sennheiser is busting out a pair of personal audio products worth boasting about at this year's IFA. First up is the very fashionable Momentum, a pair of chrome and leather cans that take cues from ...
07:14 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Atari ports classic games to HTML5 for web and Windows 8, lets developers craft their own (video)
Atari is big on nostalgia this year, but it hasn't had much in the way of software to reflect the trip down memory lane beyond the existing mobile apps. Its remedy to that shortfall is full of 2012 ...
06:56 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Square scores retail deal with AT&T, swipes smile off competitors' faces
Been paying for your frappuccino via Square, and fancied getting some of that diminutive payment-taking action for your own business? Well, previously, if you didn't live near an Apple store, Radios...
06:38 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Gametel Bluetooth mobile controller lands stateside for $49.99
We were awash in skepticism when we first heard of Gametel's Bluetooth controller for Android and iOS, but then we laid our hands on one at CES 2012. At the time, it'd been available in Europe for a...
06:21 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Tim Cook and Larry Page reportedly chat about patent war
According to Reuters, Tim Cook and Larry Page have been having behind the scenes chats over the last week or so, most notably about the ongoing patent proxy war between the two companies. According ...
06:03 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Mophie Outride ruggedized action case for iPhone hands-on
Sure, you've been tempted to strap your iPhone to that ski helmet for a homemade action cam solution, but ultimately, you respect Apple's warranty, as limited as it may be. Mophie's new Outride rugg...
05:52 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Sony HMZ-T2 3D display, heads-in (video)
Sony didn't exactly go out of its way to talk up the new HMZ-T2 during its press conference the other day at IFA, never actually mentioning it on stage. The device did, however, pop up in a small co...
05:47 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Plantronics GameCom Commander headset hands-on
Serious PC gamers require serious gaming kit and here at IFA 2012, Plantronics is showcasing a product built precisely for that segment. Announced just today, the limited edition GameCom Commander h...
05:46 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Pantech Magnus gets pictured en route to AT&T
Pantech has been steadily building its relationship with AT&T over the past few years by supplying the carrier with a healthy dose of budget-friendly handsets. Could it be that the OEM has final...
05:46 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Pantech Magnus pictured en route to AT&T
Pantech has been steadily building its relationship with AT&T over the past few years by supplying the carrier with a healthy dose of budget-friendly handsets. Could it be that the OEM has final...
05:31 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Fido switches on LTE, gives Canadians a taste of slightly more budget-minded 4G
Canadians have had fairly limited options for LTE-based 4G if they didn't want to turn to the three main carrier brands: they could go to a Bell-owned Virgin Mobile, and that's it. While there isn't...
05:14 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Visualized: Samsung's eerily familiar IFA Smart Lounge
So many tired and weary feet at this show, who wouldn't want a nice lounge? Particularly a Smart one? And hey, Samsung's tenty IFA lounge seemed oddly welcoming -- at least to us Engadget folk. You'...
04:58 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget ZTE Grand X IN: early benchmarks for the latest Intel-powered smartphone
It's a shame when phones feel outdated even as they hit the market, but that's sadly what happened with the original Grand X. However, as you may have heard a few hours ago, the handset's just had a...
04:47 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Jabra Solemate Bluetooth speaker hands-on, soles off
Hey, it's a shoe-themed Bluetooth speaker -- because, hey, why not, right? Jabra announced the punnily named Solemate yesterday, and we happened to run into one on the floor of this year's IFA. It's...
04:46 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Mars Curiosity leaves its landing area, heads to distant frontier a quarter-mile away
Now that Curiosity has survived its thrill-a-minute landing and passed an upgrade and physical with (nearly) flying colors, the rover is off to earn its $2 billion keep. The buggy got off to a good ...
04:31 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Early Nintendo brochure shows us the childhood we could have had, the knitting we never did
We all know what the Nintendo Entertainment System looks like, right? Well, if a butterfly had flapped its wings in a slightly different manner, things could have apparently been quite different. Fo...
04:18 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Exclusive: Motorola Droid RAZR M 4G LTE gets hands-on treatment (video)
There's no stopping the torrential downpour of information coming out about the Motorola Droid RAZR M 4G LTE (codenamed Scorpion Mini), but we finally have some real pictures showing off the device ...
04:00 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Toshiba outs Satellite U945 and P845t Ultrabooks, Satellite S955 thin-and-light
In addition to unveiling that U925t laptop / tablet hybrid yesterday, Toshiba is announcing some more conventional-looking PCs this week at IFA. These new models include the Satellite U945, a low-en...
03:43 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget States reach $69 million settlement with three publishers in e-book price fixing case
When the US Department of Justice sued Apple and five major book publishers over alleged e-book price rigging, it immediately became clear that a few of these companies would do just about anything ...
03:23 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia J approved, torn down by FCC in first 24 hours of its official existence
Of Sony's trio of Xperia phones announced yesterday at IFA 2012, we've now seen the smallest and most budget-friendly model -- the Xperia J -- make it through the mounds of red tape and federal appr...
03:01 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget We're the first to hit a million Flipboard subscribers, and now you can win a Nexus 7!
There are a lot of great ways to get your Engadget news, including our fine selection of apps and our tablet magazine Distro -- plus the good 'ol World Wide Web, of course -- but we've been shocked ...
02:49 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Huawei shows off early version of Emotion UI for Android, packs a 'stock' stock skin too (hands-on)
Huawei didn't have any new hardware to show during its packed press conference, but it did have an early version of its Emotion UI skin for Android devices. Aiming to make its smartphone experience ...
02:49 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Huawei shows off early version of Emotion UI for Android, packs a 'stock' skin too (hands-on)
Huawei didn't have any new hardware to show during its packed press conference, but it did have an early version of its Emotion UI skin for Android devices. Aiming to make its smartphone experience ...
02:26 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget LG's EA93 29-inch display features 21:9 aspect ratio, we take a look at IFA
It's alive! We spotted a powered-off version of LG's latest monitor earlier in the week, but now it's loaded up with content and ready to make its formal debut. LG's gone big -- very big -- with som...
02:26 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget LG's EA93 29-inch display features 21:9 aspect ratio, we take a look at IFA (video)
It's alive! We spotted a powered-off version of LG's latest monitor earlier in the week, but now it's loaded up with content and ready to make its formal debut. LG's gone big -- very big -- with som...
02:22 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Smarttype puts screen in your keyboard so you can see and type while you type and see
Marrying a keyboard and an LCD is not exactly revolutionary any more. Art Lebedev has been doing it since at least 2008. But those devices have always been aimed at power users and gamers, not your ...
02:22 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Smartype puts screen in your keyboard so you can see and type while you type and see
Marrying a keyboard and an LCD is not exactly revolutionary any more. Art Lebedev has been doing it since at least 2008. But those devices have always been aimed at power users and gamers, not your ...
02:05 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget LG's 55-inch OLED TV enters the third dimension, we slide on our glasses (hands-on)
We first saw LG's 55-inch OLED TV at last year's CES, where it drew a fair share of oohs and ahhs at the company's press event. In May, the tentative pricing info for the European market was release...
02:05 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget LG's 55-inch OLED TV enters the third dimension, we slide on our glasses (hands-on video)
We first saw LG's 55-inch OLED TV at last year's CES, where it drew a fair share of oohs and ahhs at the company's press event. In May, the tentative pricing info for the European market was release...
01:48 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget LG's 84-inch UD 3D TV makes its formal IFA debut, we go hands-on
Here's yet another 84-inch 4K TV, this time from LG. The company's 84LM9600 was announced last week and has already started shipping in Korea, but it's here at IFA and poised to hit the market world...
01:48 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget LG's 84-inch UD 3D TV makes its formal IFA debut, we go hands-on (video)
Here's yet another 84-inch 4K TV, this time from LG. The company's 84LM9600 was announced last week and has already started shipping in Korea, but it's here at IFA and poised to hit the market world...
01:39 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget LG 27-inch Personal Smart TV hands-on
Designed for more realistic living quarters, LG's unleashed its Personal Smart TV to the IFA crowds. With a 27-inch IPS display, 1920 x 1080, you'll find the typical stable of connectivity options, ...
01:39 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget LG 27-inch Personal Smart TV hands-on (updated: video)
Designed for more realistic living quarters, LG's unleashed its Personal Smart TV to the IFA crowds. With a 27-inch IPS display, 1920 x 1080, you'll find the typical stable of connectivity options, ...
01:34 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Galaxy Note II priced for Vodafone: 640 euros of LTE phablet goodness
Wondering when you'll be able to get your hands on a Galaxy Note II and just how much it'll cost? Well... we can't help you. But, a placard spotted on the floor at IFA today should give us some hint...
01:17 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Amazon's Kindle Fire has sold out just in time for the company's next big event
Amazon has just announced that the Kindle Fire has joined the Kindle Touch on the out-of-stock list, presumably forever, a week before the company's mysterious product announcement. Jeff Bezos has t...
01:07 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus L9 hands-on (video)
Though LG didn't have any more to add to the L-Style series to offer the world? Behold the L9. Announced yesterday, the device made an appearance on the IFA show room floor this week, boasting a big...
01:00 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget ZTE Grand X IN: Intel-powered ICS smartphone to launch next month
It was all getting a little quiet on Intel-powered smartphone front, but now ZTE's decided to refresh its not-so-elderly Grand X with a Medfield processor and Ice Cream Sandwich. Part of ZTE's showi...
01:00 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Sifteo Cubes go next-generation, square gaming gets more portable (update)
It's hard to believe, but Sifteo's interactive gaming Cubes first went on sale just over a year ago. Fast forward to the present, and the company has unveiled version two of the the MIT-born blocks....
12:42 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Goophone I5 manages to KIRF the 2012 iPhone weeks in advance
Here's something you still don't see every day: a KIRF that's unveiled before the device it's supposed to copy. Although the 2012 iPhone may not show for weeks, the Android-based Goophone I5 is alre...
12:32 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Barnes & Noble continues British invasion, forges pacts with Argos, Blackwell's and Foyles
Barnes & Noble has continued its quest to stock the shelves of United Kingdom bookstores with Nooks, by adding Argos, Blackwell's and Foyles to the list of where you can get one. Those retailers...
12:21 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Barnes & Noble continues British invasion, forges pacts with Argos, Blackwell's and Foyles
Barnes & Noble has continued its quest to stock the shelves of United Kingdom bookstores with Nooks, by adding Argos, Blackwell's and Foyles to the list of where you can get one. Those retailers...
12:01 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Panasonic's 103-inch glasses-less 3D plasma panel arrives at IFA (eyes-on)
While it might not be as huge as the Super Hi Vision panel lingering in the same darkened theater, Panasonic's new 103-inch demonstration display has the ability to offer up a 3D view to five differ...
12:00 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Western Digital My Passport for Mac portable hard drives get stamped for USB 3.0 and 2TB capacity
If you prefer your Passports to sport the same Mac sensibilities as your go-to work machines, Western Digital has upgraded said portable hard drives for the aforementioned laptop variety. The My Pa...
12:00 pm EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Western Digital MyBook VelociRaptor Duo: Thunderbolt, 2TB capacity, and a whopping $900 price tag
If you fancy Western Digital's MyBook Tunderbolt Duo, the outfit has just announced a new external storage offering that also sports the aforementioned connection. The MyBook VelociRaptor Duo packs ...
11:50 am EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Lenovo IdeaTab S2110 makes official debut at IFA 2012: a 10-inch hybrid Android 4.0 slate
There may not be much mystery left surrounding the IdeaTab S2110, but Lenovo's making it official at IFA anyhow. The hybrid slate, first shown off at this past CES as the IdeaTab S2, now has a new n...
11:48 am EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Lenovo announces IdeaPad S300, S400 and S405 notebooks for $499 and up
Lenovo is expanding its IdeaPad line to include some new S Series ultraportables. Today the company announced the 13.3-inch S300, the 14-inch S400. These models sport a metallic finish, with color o...
11:46 am EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Lenovo IdeaTab A2109 gets official outing at IFA 2012: 9-inch 1280 x 800 display, Tegra 3, Android 4.0 (hands-on video)
Lenovo hasn't taken much care to enshroud its trio of newly announced Android slates in any kind of secrecy. The tabs have been teased on the company's site for some time, but that's not holding the...
11:45 am EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget NASA completes successful parachute drop simulation for Orion spacecraft
NASA has always used the desert as its own personal playground, and we'd imagine that its team had a blast in Arizona yesterday, as a mock parachute compartment of the Orion spacecraft was dropped f...
11:44 am EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Panasonic's 145-inch 8K PDP eyes-on (video)
Tucked away into a dark corner of Panasonic's booth is the clear highlight of the outfit's IFA 2012 showcase: a 145-inch 8K plasma display panel. Developed in partnership with Japan's NHK, the proto...
11:44 am EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Lenovo IdeaTab A2107 gets formal unveiling at IFA 2012: a ruggedized, 7-inch Android 4.0 slate (hands-on photos)
Lenovo just announced its IdeaTab A2107 at IFA here today. The ruggedized Android 4.0 slate, powered by a dual-core MTK Cortex A9 CPU clocked at 1GHz, adds a buffer of protection to its 7-inch expan...
11:40 am EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Samsung 22-inch Transparent Showcase Panel eyes-on on IFA 2012
What's the future of advertising? If Samsung has any say so, it's going to be transparent showcase displays. Here at IFA 2012, the company demoed one such 22-inch, fishbowl-like case outfitted wit...
11:40 am EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Samsung 22-inch Transparent Showcase Panel eyes-on at IFA 2012
What's the future of advertising? If Samsung has any say so, it's going to be transparent showcase displays. Here at IFA 2012, the company demoed one such 22-inch, fishbowl-like case outfitted with ...
11:23 am EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Visualized: Samsung's human, Galaxy Note-powered taxi
That's the last time we take a taxi in Berlin. After a fairly harrowing journey across the city to tonight's Samsung IFA event, we reached our destination and spotted a clearly superior mode of tran...
11:06 am EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Toshiba 84-inch 4K Quad Full HD TV hands-on (video)
84 seems to be the magic number at IFA. 84 inches, that is, when it comes to 4K TVs. Sony announced its jumbo 4K set at yesterday's press conference, and now Toshiba has returned with a matching hig...
10:50 am EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Amazon applies for dual-display device patent, where e-ink and LCD play nice together
Been holding out on that Kindle Fire purchase because you just can't wean yourself off the eye-friendly e-ink? Well, this patent application from the folk at Amazon suggests this is something they'r...
10:43 am EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Haier's Eye-Control TV set, we go eyeballs on (video)
Okay, okay, the transparent TV was neat, but will it actually change the way we watch television? Not likely -- not any time soon, at least. And while the mind-controlled set we saw last year was ce...
10:26 am EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Haier's 46-inch transparent display shows up at IFA, we go eyes-on (video)
After last year's awesome mind-controlled and small transparent television, we made naturally a beeline to the Haier booth on the floor of this year's IFA. While it wasn't yet fully unpacked, we wer...
10:03 am EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Is this Nokia's new Windows Phone handset? Mr. Blurrycam thinks so
Just when you think that the era of decent smartphone cameras has killed the Blurrycam, you get a beauty like this. Here's an image purporting to be of a new Nokia Windows Phone 8 handset that, if r...
09:39 am EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Amazon Appstore arrives in Europe, won't be late for school
Amazon's Appstore has been doing brisk business stateside, and is now ready to sell its wares to Europeans in Germany, France, Italy, the UK and Spain. If you sign up, you'll be able to create revie...
09:22 am EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget HTC Desire X hands-on (video)
Earlier this year, HTC spent much of its mobile bombast on that other major European conference: MWC. But that doesn't mean the company showed up to Berlin empty handed. In a closed door session tod...
09:20 am EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac: Retina Support, Dictation, Instant switching and 30 percent faster performance
Parallels 8 has arrived with a raft of tweaks that makes running Windows on your Mac that much easier. The newest version lets you use Mountain Lion's dictation feature in Windows, open any website ...
08:48 am EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Dell announces XPS One 27 AIO running W8 on a touch display
Dell has a re-announcement of sorts. It just unveiled its XPS One 27 running Windows 8 on a 10-point touch display. The screen boasts a Quad HD (2560 x 1440) resolution, and the machine sports an ad...
08:48 am EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Dell announces XPS 10 Windows 8 hybrid, XPS 12 Duo convertible
Our next stop on the Windows 8 announcement train is Dell, which today unveiled the XPS 10, a Windows RT hybrid device that runs Microsoft's latest OS on a 10-inch touch-enabled display. Dell says y...
08:48 am EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Dell announces XPS 10 Windows 8 hybrid, XPS Duo 12 convertible (update: hands-on)
Our next stop on the Windows 8 announcement train is Dell, which today unveiled the XPS 10, a Windows RT hybrid device that runs Microsoft's latest OS on a 10-inch touch-enabled display. Dell says y...
08:29 am EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Digital Storm unveils X17E gaming laptop, pushes your CPU to 4.5GHz for frenzied fragging
Specialist gaming outfit Digital Storm has busted out its new X17E gaming laptop, designed to keep you entertained without too much grunting. The 17-inch unit comes with a 1,920 x 1,080 display, a c...
08:00 am EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Garmin, Navigon GPS apps now consider mass transit, remember where we parked
Third-party navigation apps still tend to fall apart when the keys are out of the ignition -- try to cut back on car use and you're often kicked over to another app with its own set of rules. Both G...
08:00 am EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Toshiba launches Canvio Personal Cloud, network-attached storage with iOS and Android apps
It's been a few years now that Toshiba's been making external hard drives, so it makes sense that the company would want to venture into larger disks as a next step. Indeed, the company just took th...
07:25 am EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity TF700KL with LTE hands-on: 25 Mbps down in Deutschland
We knew (as of a few days ago) that ASUS' Transformer Pad Infinity TF700KL was coming to Germany with LTE on Vodafone's network, but now we have an idea of just how schnell those speeds are. We got ...
07:00 am EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Pioneer announces DDJ-WeGO two-channel DJ controller, provides entry-level jams
Remember that fancy-looking DDJ-AERO we saw from Pioneer recently? Well if that was a bit too "buttony," or perhaps just too expensive for your beginner DJ pockets, how about that which you see abov...
06:30 am EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget HTC Desire X announced: Android 4.0 on a 4-inch Super LCD screen
HTC is keeping a low profile at IFA 2012 this week but it does have at least one phone to reveal to the throng of tech journalists and writers making their way around Berlin, the Desire X (formerly Pr...
05:41 am EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Japan considers using social networks in disaster situations
Emergency services are embracing technology as new ways to investigate, send alerts and receive reports of crises. And now, the Japanese are looking at social networks to support communication in dis...
05:17 am EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Kindle for iOS updated with rapid highlights, adjustable margins and more
We know Jeff Bezos & Co. have some sort of intriguing announcement planned for next week, but while we wait for that to take place, you might want to update your iOS-friendly Kindle application....
04:26 am EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Nokia and JBL's PlayUp NFC-equipped Bluetooth speaker wants to pair up with your Lumia
Nokia may have partnered with Monster for its last batch of Lumia-focused audio wares, but now JBL is also in on the deal. Say hello to first product from Nokia and JBL, the successor to the Play 36...
04:01 am EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Adobe pushes TV Everywhere forward with Adobe Pass 2.0, promises easier logins on more devices
No matter what's going on with Flash, Adobe is still pushing other technologies, and one of them is the one that powered NBC's Olympics apps this summer, Adobe Pass. The company counted more than 88...
04:01 am EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Jabra's $200 Solemate portable Bluetooth speaker wants to kick the Jambox aside
If you looked at the photo above thinking Dr. Martens got into the portable speaker game, you're not so far off. Jabra's taken its Bluetooth headset know-how and blended it with a footwear-inspired ...
04:01 am EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget HP announces 15-inch Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook, Envy 4 Ultrabook with touch
If you thought laptop / tablet mashups were trendy, we can think of at least one other theme you're going to see repeated ad nauseam over the coming months: PC makers putting touchscreens on things ...
04:01 am EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget HP unveils Envy x2 laptop tablet hybrid: 11-inch IPS screen, NFC and pen support, arriving later this year
You didn't think the world's top PC maker was going to sit out the laptop / tablet hybrid trend, now did you? HP, one of the last OEMs to share its Windows 8 plans, just announced the Envy x2, an 11...
03:20 am EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Tritton's $150 720+ gaming headset helps you pwn newbs with 7.1 virtual surround sound
Lately, it seems like few weeks go by without Tritton announcing a new gaming headset. Now that its full range of Xbox-licensed cans has reached shelves, the company seems focused on updating its fo...
02:24 am EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Zune's last days: Microsoft pulling Zune HD apps, select features on August 31st
Microsoft's oddly named music service put its official resignation in earlier this summer, but the Zune brand isn't in its coffin just yet -- although Redmond is certainly driving in the nails. Zune...
01:42 am EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Google Maps for Android adds turn-by-turn biking navigation, helps pedal-pushers in 10 more countries
Google's cycling directions have been slowly expanding their reach to the mobile world and other countries, but the only option for navigation so far has been to memorize the route. As of today, you...
12:53 am EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Amazon Publishing inks deal with Ingram, opens e-book distribution to rivals
Amazon Publishing is continuing to broaden its distribution channels, as the New York-based imprint has formed a partnership with Ingram Content Group that will make the company's e-books available ...
12:36 am EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Samsung Unpacked at IFA 2012: watch it online now
Couldn't make it out to Berlin for Samsung's Unpacked event? No worries -- Sammy has re-packed its deluge of tablets, phones and Android-powered cameras for your viewing pleasure. Go ahead and reliv...
12:18 am EDT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Engadget Square Enix Coreonline offers top-tier games on the web for free -- if you feed the ad meter
It's not hard to see that offering high-quality games through the cloud has its pitfalls, not the least of which is getting customers to pay. Square Enix may have licked that last problem through it...
11:49 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Google Now update brings public safety alerts, lets sports fans manually pick their teams and adds movie listings
If you're sporting Android 4.1 Jelly Bean then one of its most notable features just got better, as an update for the Google Search update is enhancing Google Now (still getting adjusted? check the ...
11:49 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Google Now update brings public safety alerts, lets sports fans manually pick teams and adds movie listings
If you're sporting Android 4.1 Jelly Bean then one of its most notable features just got better, as an update for the Google Search update is enhancing Google Now (still getting adjusted? check the ...
11:28 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Vimeo adds advanced uploading features, custom thumbnails and Dropbox integration
Last we heard, Vimeo was the one being integrated into a couple of Microsoft's photo and movie-making products, but now it's the video giant announcing a service integration of its own. Of course, a...
10:56 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget NHK developing hybrid renewable energy-powered video camera for use in disaster areas
You can always count on Japan's NHK to come up with new, exciting and innovative ways to bring us video coverage. The latest project? A wind- and solar-powered robot camera designed for situations s...
10:34 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Diamond Multimedia intros GC1000 console-friendly real-time HD video capture device
Want to record those epic Modern Warfare shootouts, but don't want to impede your lightning fast reloads? Diamond Multimedia thinks its new GC1000 is just the box your looking for. The USB HDMI vide...
10:13 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Denon launches MC2000 DJ controller, invites prospective spinners to 'own the party' (video)
Load and start track A. Load, and start track B on the next down beat. Adjust pitch / speed of track B to keep in time with track A. Now you know the very basics of DJing, you might want some hardwa...
10:00 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget This is the Modem World: An ode to the trapper keeper
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology. It's back to school season, and if you're one of the younger Enga...
09:41 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Intel, IDT to make resonance charging a reality, see reference chipset coming in first half of 2013
Intel has been talking up wireless charging for years, to the point where we thought its implementation would forever remain a concept for the lab. Not so: Intel is having Integrated Device Technolo...
09:22 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Jelly Bean pre-release for Verizon Galaxy Nexus now available from Google
More timid users might want to sit this one out, but for everyone else, you'll be glad to know that a pre-release build of Android 4.1 is now available for installation on the Galaxy Nexus from Veri...
08:53 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Meet your desktop's ancestors: AT&T exhumes footage of the Bell Blit (video)
AT&T's video archives are rich seams of juicy historical tidbits, and today's offering is a fine example. It's sharing footage of the Bell Blit, a graphic interface that Bell Labs developed afte...
08:25 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget President Obama's doing an AMA on Reddit today, invites the people to pose their digital questions
His competition from the GOP, Mitt Romney, already answered the people's questions on Yahoo! Answers, and now the Commander in Chief has decided to take on any and all internet queries too. The virt...
08:19 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Windows Phone 8 may land October 29th, just days after its desktop brother
Word on the street is that Windows Phone 8 will get its official launch on October 29th. When asked for confirmation, Microsoft issued a pretty standard "no comment," which leads us to believe there...
08:04 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Novation launches MiniNova compact hardware synth with 'VocalTune' (video)
Phones, tablets and huge TVs not your thing? Then thank the stars it's not just the gadget-mega-brands releasing products today. Maker of fine music gear, Novation, has just revealed its latest offe...
07:36 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Logitech unveils lineup of UE headphones for in, on and around your ears (hands-on)
Logitech acquired Ultimate Ears awhile back to take advantage of its experience with professional audio, and now it's leveraged some of that institutional knowledge to create a UE line of headphones...
07:17 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Need a case for that Galaxy Camera? Samsung's got you covered (eyes-on)
We've seen the ins and outs of Samsung's first Android-based digital camera, but how about an outer shell? You likely won't be transporting this junbo point-and-shoot in your pocket, making a variet...
07:09 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Logitech's UE Smart Radio, Boombox, and Mobile Boombox give you wireless audio on the go (hands-on)
In addition to producing a slew of new headphones, Logitech's latest collaboration with Ultimate Ears has produced a pair of Bluetooth speakers and a Smart Radio. The UE Smart Radio comes equipped w...
06:48 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Gamera II hits new high with unofficial human-powered helicopter altitude record (video)
The University of Maryland team responsible for the Gamera II human-powered helicopter NAA flight time record may be on its way to bagging another one -- this time for altitude. With new freshman pi...
06:31 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Hands-on with the Samsung ATIV Smart PC (aka the Series 5 Slate)
Would a Series 5 Slate be just as sweet under any other name? We've already got hands-on with the ATIV Smart PC Pro (called the Series 7 Slate in the US) and now we're going to show you the wonder t...
06:31 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Netgear intros sharing-savvy N750 Premium Edition router, powerline and WiFi adapters for media fans
Netgear is giving its home networking the same sort of tuneup going into the fall that you'd give your car -- not a complete overhaul, but enough to keep it running in top form. Headlining the pack,...
06:25 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Samsung brands its dockable, S Pen-touting Windows 8 tablets as ATIV Smart PC and Smart PC Pro
Samsung didn't leave its ATIV introductions to just an ARM tablet and a phone. We first saw them as the Series 5 and Series 7 tablets, which will likely be their final US names; to recap, though, th...
06:25 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Samsung calling its dockable Windows 8 tablets ATIV Smart PC and Smart PC Pro outside the US
Samsung didn't leave its ATIV introductions to just an ARM tablet and a phone. We first saw them as the Series 5 and Series 7 tablets, which will likely be their final US names; to recap, though, th...
06:16 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Samsung says Jelly Bean update coming to Galaxy S III and Note 10.1 'very soon'
It's not as specific as we're guessing some would like, but Samsung confirmed during its IFA 2012 keynote today that a Jelly Bean update is coming to both the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note 10.1 "very...
06:15 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Flipboard adds dedicated video channels, decides reading isn't everything
Flipboard supports video, but it's always been focused on modernizing the reading experience. Until today, that is. The app is taking advantage of YouTube channels to give readers -- sorry, viewers ...
06:05 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Samsung ATIV Smart PC dock hands-on
And hey, what's a Windows 8 tablet without a docking station? Sure enough, Samsung was showing off a snazzy one tonight that turns your bright and beautiful ATIV Smart PC (which is a bit chunkier th...
06:00 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Time Warner Cable expanding fiber broadband coverage in NYC, only businesses to benefit
Google, we're not in Kansas anymore, we're in New York, where Time Warner Cable is planning to drop $25 million on expanding its (up to) 1Gbps fiber broadband infrastructure. Specifically, the addit...
05:46 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note II: what's changed?
It's hard to believe that the word "phablet" has now been in our vocabulary for exactly a year. Perhaps even more difficult to believe is that it's still in our lexicon, but it doesn't look like the...
05:45 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Samsung Windows 8 ATIV Tab hands-on (video)
Well, well, well, what have we here? It's yet another beautiful tablet from the folks at Samsung. We've got our hands on the Samsung ATIV Windows 8 Tab, and it looks and feels fantastic -- and famil...
05:45 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Samsung Windows RT ATIV Tab hands-on
Well, well, well, what have we here? It's yet another beautiful tablet from the folks at Samsung. We've got our hands on the Samsung ATIV Windows RT Tab, and it looks and feels fantastic -- and fami...
05:45 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Samsung Windows RT ATIV Tab hands-on (video)
Well, well, well, what have we here? It's yet another beautiful tablet from the folks at Samsung. We've got our hands on the Samsung ATIV Tab running Windows 8 on a low-power ARM processor (aka Wind...
05:33 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note II getting redesigned S Pen with rubber tip, improved grip
Today at its IFA 2012 press conference, Samsung confirmed that the newly announced Galaxy Note II will make use of a new, redesigned S Pen. In addition to boasting an improved 8mm grip, it has a rub...
05:32 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Samsung introduces ATIV Tab: a 10.1-inch Windows RT tablet
Samsung's busy cranking out its fall lineup here in Berlin, and among the new entries is the ATIV Tab, a Windows RT-packing cousin of the Galaxy Note 10.1. The new 10.1-inch slate isn't quite as agg...
05:30 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Samsung announces EK-GC100 Galaxy Camera with Android Jelly Bean, massive 4.8-inch display, 21x zoom, WiFi and 4G connectivity (hands-on)
During a visit to Samsung's headquarters in Korea earlier this year, we had a chance to talk shop with company execs. The electronics maker's existing mirrorless and point-and-shoot lineups were the...
05:14 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Samsung announces ATIV S, a 4.8-inch Windows Phone 8 device
Samsung took to the stage in Berlin to showcase its new product lineup, and one of the featured devices is the first confirmed Windows Phone 8 device. Dubbed the ATIV S, the new Microsoft-sanctioned...
05:05 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Live from Samsung Unpacked at IFA 2012!
Judging from the rows and rows of Samsung flag lining the outside the Messe Berlin, the company's planning another big show for this year's IFA. This time last year, the company took the wraps off o...
05:03 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note II coming to the US 'later in 2012'
If you're waiting for the US release date for Samsung's Galaxy Note II, we're sorry to say that you won't find one today. While this version of the form-defining phablet is destined for European, As...
05:00 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note II: hands-on with the new S Pen-toting phablet (video)
Samsung's got a handful of announcements to offer its mobile fans at IFA this year, and it's started big: with the Galaxy Note II. The new Android device packs a larger 5.5-inch, 1,280 x 720 16:9 sc...
05:00 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note II unveiled: 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display, Android Jelly Bean and more S Pen functionality
While we can't say it was a shock, Samsung's latest superphone has arrived -- and it's got a new stylus. The Galaxy Note II pushes the screen frontier to 5.5 inches wide, with another HD Super AMOLE...
05:00 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Samsung announces Series 5 and Series 7 Windows 8 tablets with S Pen apps, optional keyboards
Samsung already showed off its Series 5 Hybrid back at Computex, but what we didn't know was that Sammy had yet another tablet / laptop mash-up in the works. The company just formally announced the ...
05:00 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Samsung Series 5 Ultra Touch Ultrabook arrives October 26th, starting at $799
Remember that touchscreen Series 5 Ultrabook that Samsung showed off at Computex last June? Well, it's definitely coming to the US and will be available October 26th, the same day Windows 8 formally...
04:55 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Sony VAIO Duo 11 slider PC hands-on (video)
While Sony's keeping quiet on a lot of the precise technical specs, there's plenty to talk about in the form-factor Sony has chosen for one of its debut Windows 8 VAIO devices. The Duo 11 slider pai...
04:53 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Sony's VPL-HW50ES projector revealed at IFA, brings home 4K and 3D in October
Look, we loved Sony's VPL-VW1000ES when it brought home 4K capability last year, but since we don't have the $20k+ laying around to spend on one, we're especially excited to hear about the just...
04:53 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Sony's VPL-HW50ES projector revealed at IFA, ships in October
Slotting in above the VPL-HW30ES, this VPL-HW50ES uses a version of the same technology seen in the VW1000ES to process images for 4K does not do 4K at all and of course supports 3D. We're all very ...
04:52 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Toshiba unveils U925t Ultrabook with slide-out touchscreen, keeps the price a secret for now
If Computex was a coming out party for Windows 8 Ultrabooks, Toshiba was one of the wallflowers: though the company teased some concept devices, it only let journalists photograph them from certain ...
04:48 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget IBM debuts new mainframe computer as it eyes a more mobile Watson
Those looking for a juxtaposition of IBM's past and future needn't look much further than two bits of news out of the company this week. The first comes with IBM's announcement of its new zEnterpris...
04:38 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Fujitsu outs Esprimo X all-in-one at IFA 2012: Windows 8, adjustable display, Intel vPro Core CPUs
Fujitsu's keeping its IFA 2012 presence relatively low-key, holding off on any new major tablet or mobile announcements. So while we may have already seen its Windows 8 Stylistic Q702 and LifeBook T...
04:35 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Sony unveils top of the line HX95 HDTV for Europe at IFA 2012
Sony's latest and greatest HDTV popped up in Japan earlier and now it has made its European debut as the HX95 series at IFA 2012. We're not seeing pricing information or a release date listed, but t...
04:34 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Sony launches STR-DA5800ES home cinema AV receiver: true 4K output, 9.2 surround sound
Sony's just launched a high-end home cinema receiver that's finally good enough to pair up with its IFA-fresh Bravia KD-84X9005 TV or existing VPL-VW1000ES 4K projector. On top of native 4K for supp...
04:27 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Sony VAIO Tap 20 hands-on (video)
At the tail-end of Sony's IFA 2012 presser, Kaz Hirai announced two updates to the VAIO line, one of which was the Tap 20. The so-called tabletop PC is a Windows 8 device targeted at families as it ...
04:27 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Samsung Ativ Tab and Ativ S details leak, hint at a Windows RT and Windows Phone 8 power duo
Remember those Ativ Tab and Ativ S trademarks we saw just a couple of days ago? They may well be more than just Samsung's daydreams. As long as details at The Verge prove true, the devices attached ...
04:26 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget NVIDIA, Epic Games bringing Unreal Engine 3 to Windows 8 and Windows RT (video)
NVIDIA and Epic Games have successfully ported the full PC version of Unreal Engine 3 to both Windows 8 and, more importantly, Windows RT. Demonstrating the achievement on a Tegra 3-powered ASUS Viv...
04:14 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Google offering Google+ for businesses, free until the end of 2013
Google is bringing the enterprise-friendly elements of its Apps platform into Google+ in order to help businesses collaborate on projects online. The company's been using the service internally...
04:01 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Engadget's back to school guide 2012: printers
Welcome to Engadget's back to school guide! The end of summer vacation isn't nearly as much fun as the weeks that come before, but a chance to update your tech tools likely helps to ease the pain. To...
04:00 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget JayBird intros Freedom Sprint: the JF3 Bluetooth stereo fitness headset gets 40% smaller
It's been quite a while since we last heard from JayBird, but now it's back with another set of Bluetooth in-ear headphones for fitness activities. Unveiled and available today, the new Freedom Spri...
03:48 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia TX hands-on
Sony just wrapped its IFA 2012 press conference, but not before ushering in three new members to its Xperia mobile line. The breadwinner of the pack, the Xperia TX, is the company's new smartphone ...
03:48 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia TX hands-on (video)
Sony just wrapped its IFA 2012 press conference, but not before ushering in three new members to its Xperia mobile line. The breadwinner of the pack, the Xperia TX, is the company's new smartphone f...
03:46 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia V hands-on (video)
The slightly shyer Xperia V was mentioned ever-so briefly in Sony's IFA presser -- but that's not to say there's nothing to see. We've just got our hands on with the firm's newest LTE handset, and i...
03:35 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Sony's Xperia J arrives in style and on budget, we go hands-on
The Xperia T may have been Sony's flagship phone for this year's IFA, but the company's promised some style for a tighter budget in the form of the Xperia J -- what exactly "budget" means in this ca...
03:35 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Netatmo Urban Weather Station tells iOS users when it's safe to brave the great outdoors (video)
We haven't seen weather stations garner the same level of clever mobile integration as other pieces of household gear -- like, say, thermostats. Netatmo wants its newly available Urban Weather Stati...
03:25 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget TiVo Stream transcoder officially set to go on sale September 6th for $129
A bit of early access for pre-orders blew the surprise, but TiVo has officially announced that its Stream transcoder device will hit stores on September 6th. Priced at $130 the feature set should be...
03:25 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia Tablet S hands-on (video)
Sony officially launched its new tablet here at IFA -- and it's keeping that folded-over profile. Happily running Android ICS, we've just spend some time with the Xperia Tablet S here in Berlin and ...
03:19 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Sony debuts NFC and Bluetooth-enabled SRS-BTM8 wireless speaker
Smartphones aren't the only NFC-enabled devices that Sony announced at IFA today. While it didn't make it on stage during the keynote, the company's also officially announced a new wireless speaker ...
03:12 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Sony quietly drops new HMZ-T2 Personal 3D viewer at IFA
Sony almost sneaked this one by us at today's IFA press event. In fact, it was never mentioned on stage and practically buried in the day's flood of PR. The HMZ-T2 is the company's next generation w...
03:07 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Sony's 84-inch 4K Bravia KD-84X9005 hits the IFA show floor, we go eyes-on
As ever, Sony's IFA press conference was a veritable storm of products, but CEO Kaz Hirai was clearly the most excited about the company's new 84-inch 4K TV, the Bravia KD-84X9005, and after beholdi...
02:52 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Sony announces new 84-inch 4K TV at IFA
Sony's rolling out the new products thick and fast at its press conference at IFA, the latest beauty on display, this stunning 84-inch 4K Bravia TV. Developing...Filed under: Home Entertainment, HDS...
02:52 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Sony announces PlayMemories camera apps, will arrive on the NEX-5R first
On top of the NEX-5R announcement, Sony has unveiled new camera apps that will grace the rear screen of the aforementioned shooter first. PlayMemories will feature downloadable software that can be ...
02:52 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Sony announces new Bravia KD-84X9005, 84-inch 4K TV at IFA
Sony's rolling out the new products thick and fast at its press conference at IFA, the latest beauty on display, this stunning 84-inch 4K Bravia TV. The new 3,840 x 2,160 LCD telly comes loaded with...
02:47 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Sony announces 60-day Music Unlimited trial for new customers, new monthly subscription tier
CEO Kaz Hirai didn't spend too much time on it during the keynote, but Sony has just announced two new changes to its Music Unlimited service that it no doubt hopes will help it lure in more custome...
02:47 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Sony unveils MDR-1 headphones at IFA 2012
Sony has announced its newest set of headphones, the MDR-1 at IFA. Produced in "collaboration between artists and engineers," the classy-looking cans seem to be channeling the retro headphones of ye...
02:47 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Sony unveils NFC-capable MDR-1 headphones at IFA 2012
Sony has announced its newest set of headphones under the MDR-1 brand here at IFA. Produced in collaboration with artists like Katy B, Method Man and engineers like Naweed Ahmed, the classy cans see...
02:45 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Sony unveils VAIO Duo 11 slide-out tablet, Tap20 desktop and tablet hybrid
Sony just threw itself fully into the touchscreen Windows 8 arena -- it's introducing the VAIO Duo 11 slider tablet and the Tap20 combination desktop and tablet design at its IFA 2012 press conferen...
02:45 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Sony unveils VAIO Duo 11 slide-out tablet, Tap 20 portable touchscreen all-in-one
Sony just threw itself fully into the touchscreen Windows 8 arena -- it's introducing the VAIO Duo 11 slider tablet and the Tap 20 combination desktop and tablet design at its IFA 2012 press confere...
02:42 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Sony's tiny ruggedized Action Cam gets official with 16MP Exmor R, WiFi, $199+ price tag (hands-on)
Remember that itsy bitsy GoPro competitor we spotted at Sony's CE Week booth earlier this summer? Well, it's gearing up for an official release late next month. Dubbed Action Cam -- a fitting name g...
02:41 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia T flagship unveiled at IFA 2012: offers 4.6-inch HD display, 13MP camera and NFC
The Xperia T, formerly codenamed Mint, rumor and leak victim since January, has officially broke cover. Revealing its 4.6-inch face to the crowds in Berlin, the phone packs what Sony is calling the ...
02:41 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Sony announces 16.1MP NEX-5R with Fast Hybrid AF, WiFi and downloadable apps (hands-on video)
Sony's entry-level NEX-C3 was recently updated with the NEX-F3, so it was only a matter of time before the company's mid-range mirrorless model scored a successor of its own. Keeping in line with it...
02:34 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Sony announces Xperia T,V, and J smartphones at IFA
Kaz Hirai is live on stage at Sony's press even at IFA, and has just announced three new Xperia phones, the T, V, and J. The T being the new flagship sports a 1,280 x 720 4.6-inch display, a 13-mega...
02:31 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia Tablet S official: slimmed-down design, Tegra 3, IR remote and Android 4.0, starts at $400
Looks like those leaked slides showing Sony's Xperia-branded tablet were right about pretty much everything. (Well, everything except the price, anyway). The company just formally announced the Xper...
02:00 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Live from Sony's 2012 IFA press conference!
Greetings from Berlin! We're kicking this year's IFA off right with a liveblog of Sony's press event. If last year's event is any indication, we can expect to see a little bit of everything this mor...
01:47 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Sony and Samsung's IFA 2012 press events happen today, get your liveblogs here
We've seen a fair bit of news out of IFA 2012 already, but things really get underway today with the first two big press conferences. Sony's is set to start shortly at 10:00AM Eastern, and we'll be ...
01:46 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Motorola Droid RAZR M 4G LTE spotted in white trim
We've had the chance to take a good, hard look at the Motorola Droid RAZR M 4G LTE (aka XT907) bathed in the standard black color option, but what about the rumored white hue? Wait no longer: we jus...
01:31 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 joins the ICS party with Android 4.0.4 update
If 8.9 was the number of inches you required from your Samsung Galaxy tab, you may have been a little frustrated at the general lack of much expected ICS updates. Especially as many of your Galaxy c...
01:16 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget BBC iPlayer adds radio support to Xbox app
Well, they certainly made you wait for it, but the BBC has finally delivered on its promise, bringing radio support to its Xbox 360 app. When iPlayer launched on the console in March, patient custom...
01:00 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget ASUS 15-inch Zenbook U500: Ivy Bridge, optional NVIDIA graphics and a full numpad (update: hands-on)
ASUS is expanding its Zenbook lineup to include a larger 15-inch model. The company just announced the Zenbook U500, an Ultrabook packing some pretty robust internals. There's an Ivy Bridge Core i7 ...
01:00 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget ASUS Designo MX279H and MX239H monitors are slim, inspired by sundials
We'd wager that "inspired by sundials" isn't a phrase you expected to hear at this year's IFA, but there it is, in the press release for a pair of new monitors from ASUS. The Designo MX279H and MX23...
01:00 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget ASUS outs dockable Windows 8 Vivo Tab and Vivo Tab RT
It looks like IFA will be where many Windows 8 devices shown back at Computex get (more) official. Exhibit A is ASUS, which today pulled the curtains on the Vivo Tab and the Vivo Tab RT, previously ...
12:42 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Intel's full Atom 'Bay Trail' roadmap leaked: 22nm, Ivy Bridge graphics, quad-core
We saw a leaked hint of what was coming for Intel's Valleyview system-on-a-chip (SoC), but now the full plan appears to have been outed by Chinese blog Expreview. The lineup will feature four models...
12:20 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget AMD teases next-gen Steamroller CPU, aims to Bulldoze the competition
AMD's Bulldozer CPUs remind us of Betamax (or MiniDisc), in that its superlative design hasn't been embraced thanks to one or two humbling limitations. However, Mark Papermaster, Sunnyvale's new CTO...
12:06 pm EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Archos unveils 7-inch GamePad with physical controls, Ice Cream Sandwich for 'less than 150'
Archos already has its hands in the kiddie-tablet market, with its 7-inch Arnova Child Pad, and it's taking on the productivity-minded crowd with its keyboard-toting 101 XS. Now the company is going...
11:50 am EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Is Motorola announcing a Intel Medfield-powered phone on September 18th?
Our calendar in September is starting to fill up rather rapidly, with Motorola asking us to come to its second announcement in a month on September 18th. Intel's co-signed the ticket, with the partn...
11:50 am EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Is Motorola announcing an Intel Medfield-powered phone on September 18th?
Our calendar in September is starting to fill up rather rapidly, with Motorola asking us to come to its second announcement in a month on September 18th. Intel's co-signed the ticket, with the partn...
11:26 am EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Unity 3D for linux gets two playable demos
Linux gamers are really just having the time of their lives right now. They've been embraced by indie game devs, by Valve, Epic and the increasingly popular Unity 3D. And, some of these properties a...
10:50 am EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Apple brings Geniuses online in 4 countries, lets us ask questions before we buy
Apple's latest tweak to its online store has now included a real-life genius that you can chat to if you're undecided about buying your next iPhone or iPad. If you're based in the UK, Germany, Spain...
10:50 am EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Apple brings Geniuses online in four countries, lets us ask questions before we buy
Apple's latest tweak to its online store has now included a real-life genius that you can chat to if you're undecided about buying your next iPhone or iPad. If you're based in the UK, Germany, Spain...
10:31 am EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget CyanogenMod releases SimplyTapp NFC payment app for CM9, launches CM9.1
If you decided to change your NFC Phone's OS over to CyanogenMod 9 to avoid all the skinning and restricting, now you have a mobile payment option called SimplyTapp. Produced by the modding group an...
10:00 am EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Nokia's unsafe cyclist promises 'things are about to change' in confusing new teaser (video)
We know that Nokia's got something big planned for September 5th, and we're reasonably sure that it's going to be the company's new Windows Phone 8 flagship. To whet our appetites, it's released a 2...
09:43 am EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Cricket now including Muve Music on all new Android smartphone plans
From today, Cricket is bundling its all-you-can-listen Muve Music service as a standard part of its Android smartphone plans. The offering gives users unlimited text, picture and video messaging, mo...
09:17 am EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget TomTom bringing its navigation app to Android in October, keeping mum on the details
Following the release of its smartphone hands-free car kit, TomTom is previewing its new navigation app for Android handsets at Teutonic trade show IFA. When it arrives in October, it'll offer navig...
08:55 am EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Canon announces EOS C100 cinema camera, confirms October shipping for the C500
Canon already gave those looking for a full-frame DSLR plenty to think about recently, and now it's stirring up the movie-maker's pot. It's just announced a new member to its EOS digital cinema coll...
08:43 am EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Grooveshark back in Google Play after piracy hullabaloo
Grooveshark is no stranger to controversy, but after it was sued by major music labels, Google decided it'd had enough and pulled the app last year. But the streaming service said it's never allowed...
08:16 am EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Logitech unveils new Ultimate Ears range, includes $99 mobile boombox (video)
Logitech's Ultimate Ears marque is unveiling a plethora of new products designed to keep you smothered in music from the moment you wake up. First up is a trio of speakers that push tunes from your s...
08:00 am EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Haier celebrates IFA with ultra high def 3D, transparent and eye-controlled TVs
Haier was a bit of a sleeper hit at last year's IFA, and the company looks to be taking on 2012's Berlin-based show in way. For 2011, TV maker showed off its futuristic transparent and brain-control...
07:26 am EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Samsung sends Canadian a truly unique Galaxy S III, guarantees a loyal customer
And you thought your future brown Galaxy S III would be special. We're just learning the full story of how avid fan Shane Bennett got what may be the rarest version of Samsung's flagship phone throu...
06:51 am EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Mozilla releases Thunderbird 15 with Firefox-like UI, live chat
Mozilla might be scaling back its official support of Thunderbird, but it still has love left for those who yearn for more in their e-mail clients than OS developers can give. The newly-released Thun...
06:04 am EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Samsung brings speedy UHS-I class SD and microSD memory cards in new 64GB sizes to IFA 2012
We've seen UHS-I class SD and microSD cards capable of incredible speeds before, and Samsung unveiled a few 16GB microSD modules of its own earlier this year, but now it's showing off 64GB sized ver...
05:50 am EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Writer breaks down floppy drive history in detail, recalls the good sectors and the bad
There's been a lot of nostalgia circulating around the PC world in the past year, but there's only one element of early home computing history that everyone shares in common: the floppy drive. A gue...
05:19 am EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Sony unveils latest HX950 flagship HDTV in Japan with 'Intelligent Peak LED' backlighting
While Sony's current lineup of HDTVs has so far topped out with the HX929/920 series that's been kicking around since 2011, in Japan it has just unveiled a new top of the line model: the HX950. Ofte...
04:32 am EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Seed-sized A*STAR antenna could open the door to 20Gbps wireless
Antennas have often capped the potential speed of a wireless link -- the 450Mbps in modern 802.11n WiFi routers is directly linked to the use of a MIMO antenna array to catch signals more effectivel...
03:47 am EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Sharp reports 2,000 job cuts in Japan, more changes expected
There was little doubt jobs would be on the line after Sharp's significant Q1 losses, but now it's official. Following a board meeting today, the company has joined the likes of RIM, Sony and HP, an...
03:07 am EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget LG's Smart TV alliance grows, promises first cross-platform HDTV apps in September
The Smart TV Alliance consisting of LG and TP Vision (Philips) is still hammering away at its dream of platform-independent Smart TV apps, and as IFA 2012 gets under way it has a few new announcemen...
02:45 am EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Call of Duty: Black Ops II limited editions unveiled, $180 'Care Package' includes aerial drone
Activision never disappoints when it comes to limited edition Call of Duty release bundles, and for the upcoming Black Ops II, it actually may have outdone itself. Besting the RC-XD from its predece...
02:20 am EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus L9 announced with 4.7-inch display, language translation app and custom keyboard
There will soon be a new Optimus L-Series smartphone on the prowl, as LG has just announced the Optimus L9 as a followup to its Optimus L3, L5 and L7 handsets. This series is viewed by LG as a budge...
02:09 am EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Ice Cream Sandwich update won't be coming to HTC's Incredible S, says Bell Mobility
Even though Jelly Bean's the latest mobile OS to come out of Mountain View, there are still OEMs and carriers working on delivering the not-so-fresh Ice Cream Sandwich update to some of their earlie...
01:24 am EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Apple, Samsung to argue potential bans on infringing phones December 6th in US District Court
Ardent followers of the Apple v. Samsung hearing in California have another date to circle in their calendars: December 6th. AllThingsD and Reuters report Judge Lucy Koh has put that down as the day ...
12:47 am EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Isis mobile payment system primed for September launch, supported devices revealed
You've known it was coming, but Isis has been so quiet on the mobile payments front in the past few months that you might've forgotten the score. Now, the joint venture backed by AT&T, T-Mobile ...
12:12 am EDT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Engadget Harvard scientists grow human cells onto nanowire scaffold to form 'cyborg' skin
Growing human tissue is old hat, but being able to measure activity inside flesh is harder -- any electrical probing tends to damage the cells. But a new breakthrough from Harvard researchers has pr...
11:34 pm EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget TiVo Stream DVR-to-iOS transcoder box pops up for $129 pre-orders early
We haven't heard a lot about TiVo's Stream transcoder since it was officially unveiled in May, but today emails went out to winners of a Facebook contest informing them they can pre-order one for $1...
10:55 pm EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget Liftport turns to Kickstarter for space elevator experiment (video)
Space elevators are slowly making the transition from science fiction to science fact... but we're not quite there yet. LiftPort, a group that already holds the record for tallest elevator, is takin...
10:06 pm EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget Verizon and Leap Wireless announce $120 million spectrum swap in wake of FCC approval
Go ahead and put a bow on it, as Verizon Wireless and Leap Wireless (the parent company of Cricket), have announced a successful spectrum swap. The agreement follows the recent stamp of approval fro...
09:56 pm EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget Philips gives 21:9 TVs a wide berth, ceases production to focus on 16:9
While LG clearly thinks there's still some life in the super-wide format, Philips isn't so sure. In fact, the electronics stalwart has apparently just announced that it won't be releasing any more 2...
09:31 pm EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget Google lands patent for automatic object recognition in videos, leaves no stone untagged
Google has already been working on patents that could pick out faces and song melodies in our YouTube clips. Now, it might just have the ultimate tool: the technique in a just-granted patent could p...
09:04 pm EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget Facebook Camera update adds notifications, lets you pick and choose albums
The Facebook Camera just scored a nice little update in the iTunes app store. Now the filter-equipped shooter will let you pick and choose which folders to upload your pics to -- something that prob...
08:41 pm EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget Nokia rolling out Symbian Belle Refresh with new web browser, home screen widgets
Good news for Nokia owners, as the company has begun the phased rollout of Symbian Belle Refresh. First and foremost, the OS update brings a new web browser with support for HTML5 web apps. Users wi...
08:16 pm EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget Apple awarded patent for geo-fencing profile changes to stop you texting in the theater
Now that the patent trial of the decade is over bar the shouting, everyone's back to ensuring they've called shotgun on enough of tomorrow's technology. Cupertino has won a patent to enforce policie...
07:52 pm EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget Lexmark announces detailed restructuring plan: 1,700 layoffs, inkjet business to be nixed
It's always a sad day when news come in of hard-working folks losing their cherished jobs -- and, unfortunately, today's one of those dismal days. In a detailed press release, Lexmark's let it be kn...
07:31 pm EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget Gogo gets the green light to provide in-flight WiFi over Canada
Folks over in the US of A have been utilizing Gogo's up-in-the-air wireless amenities for quite some time now, which isn't something we can say about our dear neighbors from The Great White North --...
07:00 pm EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget Sony Reader PRS-T2 review: same old e-reader, new and (mostly) improved design
Here in the states, at least, the e-reader market is ruled by two bookstore giants: Amazon and Barnes & Noble. And while it's not likely to come barreling into the top two any time soon, Sony ha...
06:40 pm EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 313 - 08.28.2012
We have survived. The long hot summer is drawing to an end and as the days again grow shorter that can only mean one thing: football is back. While everyone stocks up on supplies for the longest foot...
06:21 pm EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget AMD FX-4130 delivers 3.8GHz quad-core on a budget, A-Series chips get even cheaper
If you're building a starter desktop to get ready for school, you'll be glad to know that AMD is squeaking just a little more value for the dollar out of its processors. The new quad-core FX-4130 tak...
05:59 pm EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget Microsoft SkyDrive for Android app is now available, joins its mobile counterparts for cloud access
Microsoft's promise to bring a SkyDrive app to Android devices a few days ago has been kept. The folks in Redmond have announced that the aforementioned mobile software is now available for those wh...
05:37 pm EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget Mild-mannered Samsung Galaxy S II update brings Isis mobile payment support
Mobile payments, those made from a phone and typically via NFC, haven't exactly had a huge impact on the average American consumer just yet, but look past that and you'll see a battle is brewing. G...
05:12 pm EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget Sphero gets a firmware upgrade and new apps, we get another look at its Augmented Reality Engine (video)
You remember Sphero, right? Last we checked in with its creators from Orbotix at E3, the $130 robotic ball was getting ready to act as a 3D controller and the guide point for an Augmented Reality En...
04:58 pm EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget Craigslist quietly switching to OpenStreetMap data
TPM is reporting that Craigslist is embedding maps on its housing adverts from crowdsourced mapping site, OpenStreetMap. While the listings-site isn't boasting of the change, it's the fourth major n...
04:33 pm EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget Samsung's S Launcher puts the Start menu back in Windows 8
You know those fresh new Series 7 all-in-ones Samsung outed in the wee hours of this morning? Well, it turns out that while those desktops will be running Windows 8, Mashable discovered that they've...
04:00 pm EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Show 35: EVs in Portland, hacked bicycles and a Tesla Model S test drive
With a transportation themed episode, it only seemed natural to take the Engadget Show out of our traditional digs -- it was also a great excuse to visit one of our favorite cities in the world: Por...
03:50 pm EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget ZTE launching Grand X LTE on China Mobile in Hong Kong
ZTE's LTE-capable version of its Grand X smartphone will arrive on China Mobile's GSM network at the end of this month. The Grand X LTE (T82) is the company's first single-chip LTE handset, coming w...
03:33 pm EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget Verizon Turbine 7.0 in the works, likely to be ZTE V66 tablet
What you see above isn't a whole lot to go off of in terms of details, but it's still a bit significant for tablet fans regardless. The image, which displays a page hiding deep within Verizon's inte...
03:15 pm EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget Xbox 360 YouTube app update rolls out with 5x speed improvement, access to 'official' music videos
The PlayStation 3 snagged a new native YouTube app recently and now the Xbox 360 version has been updated, although with a different set of features. The team behind it says the new version rolling ...
03:01 pm EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget LG Spectrum 2 caught posing with docks and cases
At this point, there isn't much mystery left surrounding the LG VS930, aka Spectrum 2 for Verizon. Despite the onslaught of rumored specs, however, we still haven't seen much in the way of the phone...
02:44 pm EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget Firefox 15 to arrive in finished form on August 29th, promises truly stealthy updates for all
Mozilla has been keeping to a tight schedule of having a completed Firefox release every five to six weeks, and it's very much on track. The browser team's Ehsan Akhgari has confirmed that a properly...
02:44 pm EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget Firefox 15 to arrive in finished form on August 29th, promises truly stealthy updates for all (update: it's out early)
Mozilla has been keeping to a tight schedule of having a completed Firefox release every five to six weeks, and it's very much on track. The browser team's Ehsan Akhgari has confirmed that a properly...
02:44 pm EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget Firefox 15 to arrive in finished form on August 29th, promises truly stealthy updates for all (update 2: stand-alone, Android too)
Mozilla has been keeping to a tight schedule of having a completed Firefox release every five to six weeks, and it's very much on track. The browser team's Ehsan Akhgari has confirmed that a properly...
02:38 pm EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget Voice signals sent to Mars and back, while telephoto images tease rich geology
The Martian hills are alive with the sound of music. Well, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden's voice at least, as the agency reveals that the first recorded human voice has traveled from Earth, to a...
02:17 pm EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget Apple strikes licensing deal with Motorola in Germany, heralds more peaceful times?
Motorola's war with Apple has certainly been overshadowed by the showdown with Samsung. But, with the latter melodrama shifting into quiet mode, focus is coming back to the battle with Moto. That on...
02:15 pm EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget Samsung expands Galaxy S III colors: yes, you can get brown
Samsung just couldn't relegate itself to a two-tone, blue and white Galaxy S III universe -- the company is using the run-up to IFA 2012 to triple the size of its smartphone's palette. We've seen th...
02:00 pm EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget We're live from IFA 2012 in Berlin!
Have you ever visited a state fair in the US? Picture the fairgrounds -- perhaps enlarged several fold -- filled to the brim with ultra-slim televisions, giant smartphones, tablets, laptops and enou...
01:41 pm EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget Sony NEX 5R specs reportedly leaked ahead of tomorrow's launch
Sony Alpha Rumors is claiming to have a big pile of specs for what's presumed to be the NEX-5R, so with a fistful of sodium chloride at the ready, here goes. The site believes the new mirrorless ILC...
01:22 pm EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget Spherical glass lens concentrates sunlight by up to 10,000 times, boosts solar cell efficiency
Eking out more power from solar cells is an ongoing challenge for scientists, and now architect André Broessel has developed a spherical glass energy generator that's said to improve efficien...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget Maingear Solo 21 receives a makeover, $899 all-in-one PC is now fully upgradable
Back in March, Maingear entered the world of the all-in-one PC with the utilitarian Solo 21. Even though the unit is now only five months old, it's being replaced with a model that's more attractive...
12:43 pm EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget More OnLive management moves: Perlman out, as investor Lauder settles for Chairman
As the OnLive storm continues to ride itself out, details of who the winners and losers are (mainly losers) keep washing up on the shore. Today's casualty seems to be CEO Steve Perlman himself, who ...
12:08 pm EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget LG EA93 21:9 aspect ratio 29-inch LCD spotted on IFA show floor (eyes-on)
Fancy a wickedly wide 21:9 aspect ratio LCD that's more than a touch larger than what you'll find on that unique Toshiba Ultrabook? It looks like LG's got you covered, with its 29-inch EA93. We spot...
12:00 pm EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: Public Lab DIY Spectrometer wants to be the 'Shazam of materials'
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject li...
11:44 am EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget Former Rdio software engineer joins Google's Project Glass team
There's still quite a few months before those lucky early adopters can get their eager hands (and eyes) on Google's Explorer Edition set of wearables, but in the meantime, the company's not wasting ...
11:26 am EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget PS Vita v1.80 update now available, PSOne titles for download revealed (video)
Of all the new features in firmware version 1.80 we're pretty sure that the ability to play PSOne classics was fairly high on people's want-list. Well, the update is live, and with it a list of the ...
11:00 am EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget Garmin Forerunner 10 is a GPS watch designed for outdoor fitness, we go hands-on
Having a svelte design is paramount to the success of any fitness accessory -- a desire to avoid hassle often prompts those of us who opt for purging calories without the convenience of a climate-co...
10:29 am EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget Barnes & Noble bringing Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight to UK retailer John Lewis in the fall
Last week, Barnes & Noble spilled its plans to bring its popular e-reader to the UK through its own storefront, and now retailer John Lewis is getting in on the fun. This fall, the Nook Simple T...
10:05 am EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget Foxconn announces $226 million half-year net loss, blames usual suspects
Manufacturing behemoth Foxconn (Hon Hai) has announced a record net loss of $226 million on turnover of $2 billion for the first half of the year. Unsurprisingly, it attributed the loss to the Europe...
09:55 am EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget Sony A99 rumored specs leak: 24.3 megapixels, 921k-dot LCD and 14 bit RAW output
Sony's not unleashed a full frame camera for some time, so when a purported spec-sheet for the upcoming Alpha A99 breaks cover, we're elbowing our way to the front to see it. According to Sony Alpha...
09:35 am EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget Samsung announces Drive Link, a car-friendly app with MirrorLink integration
Until self-driving cars become mainstream, it's best to keep eyes on roads and hands off phones. With this in mind, Samsung's debuting Drive Link, an app that balances in-car essentials with driver ...
09:03 am EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget ASUS launches PB278Q WQHD monitor for pros and gamers that appreciate accurate colors
It appears there will be plenty of options for professionals interested in WQHD monitors this fall, and ASUS has added one more to the pile on the eve of IFA 2012 with its PB278Q. An LED-backlit IPS...
08:29 am EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget Everything Everywhere signs 5-year deal with MasterCard for mobile payments
MasterCard has switched up its NFC and Mobile Payments deal with T-Mobile and Orange to include corporate parent / sibling Everything Everywhere. The pairing will leverage the existing Orange Cash s...
07:51 am EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget HTC Proto goes under spycam, reveals secret identity: the Desire X
It seems the newest member of HTC's mid-range smartphone line-up -- previously known as the Proto -- is actually the Desire X, according to several Scandinavian retailers (see coverage). Also, Hong ...
07:00 am EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget Samsung unveils new Series 7 and Series 5 AIOs: Windows 8 and gesture recognition for $749 and up
Samsung teased a Series 7 all-in-one running Windows 8 -- on a 10-point touch display -- at Computex in June, and today the machine gets official with pricing and specs. The Series 7 will be availab...
06:34 am EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget India planning fresh 2G spectrum auctions for November 12th
India's Department of Telecommunications has issued guidelines for the forthcoming 2G spectrum auction, penciled in for November 12th. While the subcontinent has already flogged off its 3G bands, it...
05:56 am EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget Ubuntu 12.10 adds Photo Lens for searching photos stored locally and online
If Ubuntu is your OS of choice, you've already been enjoying so-called lenses to help you search through your music, videos, apps and documents. So why not a search filter for photos? Why not indeed...
04:43 am EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus G revealed: 1.5GHz quad-core CPU, ICS, LTE, 4.7-inch screen with in-cell touch
LG has been teasing its upcoming Optimus G smartphone for weeks and now we finally have the full specs. When it arrives in Korea next month it will be the first with LTE mounted to a quad-core CPU, ...
04:33 am EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile memo asks staff to sell 'against the iPhone' on September 21st
T-Mobile has been virtually screaming for an iPhone deal, but a memo leaked to TmoNews suggests Apple isn't prepared to listen just yet. The note tells carrier staff they'll get training material to...
03:42 am EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget LG preps 21:9 aspect ratio EA93 and WQHD EA83 series IPS LCD monitors for debut at IFA 2012
It's tradeshow season and as is its custom, LG is bringing monitors packed with its latest and greatest display technology to show off. Just announced ahead of IFA 2012 are the EA93 and EA83 IPS LCD...
03:11 am EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget Bluetooth SIG releases certifications for fitness devices aimed at runners and cyclists
Fitness gadgets are great, but you never quite know what you're going to get when it comes to calorie counts, or a reading of how many miles you've run. That could change, though, thanks to a set of...
02:41 am EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget University of Victoria's Mano underwater robot to prowl Arctic waters for legendary ships
Canadians well-versed in their history are very aware of Sir John Franklin's ill-fated 1845 expedition to find the Northwest Passage: a British voyage that set out to establish a sailing route throu...
02:07 am EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget Samsung trademarks Ativ Tab and Ativ S names, may give a peek into its Windows (Phone) 8 world
Everyone knows that Samsung is making a big Windows 8 push at IFA, but there's new signs emerging that it might shake up its naming scheme in the process. We now know through SamMobile that Samsung h...
01:04 am EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget Video out enabled on Windows Phone 7, just not for you
The video out feature in Windows Phone 7 is reserved for select Microsoft employees, and now one enterprising member of the XDA Developers forum. With certain files ripped from an LG Panther 7003 RO...
12:22 am EDT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Engadget Robot made from paper spells doom for the trees in the Robopocalypse (video)
A paper tiger might have a bark that's worse than its bite, but that proverb might not be valid once you've seen the Mechanical Paper Robot. The brainchild of artist / genius Kikousya, it's entirely...
11:37 pm EDT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Engadget Jelly Bean hits original Motorola Droid for the same reason we climb Everest: because it's there (video)
The first-run Motorola Droid has developed a reputation as the Phone That Would Not Die -- while official upgrades stopped around Froyo, enthusiasts have been keeping the QWERTY slider alive ever si...
10:53 pm EDT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Engadget Motorola RAZR M 4G LTE pics and specs revealed: 4.3-inch qHD display, ICS, 1.5GHz dual-core
We've been hearing about the Motorola XT907 -- an LTE device bound for Verizon -- for quite some time now, but we just got our hands on a full set of specs and even a few pics to go along with it. L...
10:08 pm EDT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Engadget Must See HDTV (August 27th - September 2nd)
This is it, the crossover where summer and fall programming mix. College football is back in action, and we say good bye to some of our favorite summer TV shows like Breaking Bad. TV fans should als...
09:47 pm EDT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Engadget Star Trek fans rescue Enterprise-D bridge, plan to restore it to former glory
A trio of Star Trek: The Next Generation fans have rescued the junked remains of the Enterprise-D bridge from Paramount Pictures, with an eye to restoring it to its former glory. The fibre glass set...
09:22 pm EDT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Engadget Samsung Stratosphere II flaunts its keyboard for Verizon, LG Spectrum 2 confirmed as VS930
We've had a successor to the Stratosphere on our radar for a while now, but the expected refresh is now much more tangible, as the Samsung Stratosphere II has just been leaked as part of Verizon's e...
08:48 pm EDT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Engadget Apple promotes pair of execs to Senior VP level, Bob Mansfield to hang around after all
It's a day of upheaval in the boardroom at Apple -- in the good sense. Remember how Bob Mansfield said he would retire in June? He's had a change of heart and will keep working on future products. ...
08:27 pm EDT - Mon, August 27, 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...
07:57 pm EDT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Stellar gets premature outing at Best Buy
Verizon just isn't having much success preserving its secrets these days. What hope the carrier had left of keeping the Samsung Galaxy Stellar under wraps has just been been dashed by a full product...
07:31 pm EDT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Engadget Logitech teases new Ultimate Ears lineup, says it's bringing 'power to the music' on August 29th
Having most recently introduced products like its water-friendly K310 washable keyboard and that TV Cam HD, Logitech's now apparently prepping a fresh Ultimate Ears portfolio for all sound lovers ou...
07:00 pm EDT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Engadget Engadget's next reader meetup happens in Seattle on October 29th!
Get ready Seattle, we're coming for you! You asked for it and you've got it, we'll be in the Emerald City in October, hosting a meetup as part of the the annual Seattle Interactive Conference (SIC),...
06:34 pm EDT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Engadget Sony VAIO Duo 11 convertible Windows 8 tablet surfaces in leaked photos
We got a look at some hybrid PC concepts from Sony at CES way back in January, and it looks like we could soon be seeing one such device in actual product form. PocketNow has gotten a hold of the im...
06:29 pm EDT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Engadget Apple asks that eight Samsung devices be banned from US store shelves
Favorable infringement findings in hand, we knew Apple would seek injunctions to ban Samsung devices from being sold in the US. And now we know that Tim Cook and company are following up on that bil...
06:15 pm EDT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Engadget Kodak announces 'asset protection' cinema film, thumbs nose at your digital movie collection
Kodak may not be beloved by digital filmmakers, but it's not fallen out of love with the talkies. It's new "asset protection" cinema film is designed to save motion pictures from being lost if your ...
05:51 pm EDT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Engadget LG's Game World landing on its own Smart TVs
LG has just announced Game World, a new Smart TV portal that's only available to Cinema 3D Smart TV owners. The service will let users snap up downloadable games in categories such as action, RPG or...
05:26 pm EDT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Engadget Hisense Pulse Google TV set-top box coming in November for $99
It was just two days ago that a Google product manager let slip that Google was working with Hisense on a low-cost Google TV box. At the time, we didn't know much -- not even a product name -- but Go...
05:26 pm EDT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Engadget Hisense Pulse Google TV set-top box coming in November for 'under $99'
It was just two days ago that a Google product manager let slip that Google was working with Hisense on a low-cost Google TV box. At the time, we didn't know much -- not even a product name -- but Go...
05:01 pm EDT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Engadget Best Buy founder ever closer to finalizing company buyout bid
Best Buy founder Richard Schulze may have stepped down as chairman of the board, but he's certainly not out. His plan to buy the turbulent company has reached the next step -- an agreement which pre-...
04:36 pm EDT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Engadget RadioShack No Contract Wireless rate plans leak, $60 will get you everything
We're just about a week out from the rumored launch of RadioShack's Cricket-based No Contract Wireless plans, and more details are beginning to trickle out about the prepaid service. Specifically, w...
04:00 pm EDT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Engadget Engadget's back to school guide 2012: bags and cases
Welcome to Engadget's back to school guide! The end of summer vacation isn't nearly as much fun as the weeks that come before, but a chance to update your tech tools likely helps to ease the pain. To...
03:32 pm EDT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Engadget Amazon Kindle Touch goes out of stock, sparks conspiracy theories
We hope your heart wasn't set on snagging a Kindle Touch before heading off to school this fall. Both the WiFi and 3G versions of the reader are no longer available as new devices from Amazon's US p...
03:01 pm EDT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro dev tablet!
The Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro Mobile Development Platform (MDP) tablet is not your typical Android-based slate -- it's a developer's best friend. This particular MDP houses a quad-core Snapdragon S...
02:33 pm EDT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Engadget Fujitsu and Acacia resolve patent disputes with settlement, keep it out of the courts
Fujitsu's bank balance may be a little lighter today, since Acacia Research Corp. has reported that subsidiaries of both companies have signed a settlement deal over patent disputes. As usual, Acadia...
02:08 pm EDT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Engadget Amazon says more items are now shipped with Prime than free shipping, dishes a few other stats
Amazon isn't one to provide a lot of specific numbers on the products and services it offers, but it has confirmed today that its $79 a year Prime service recently crossed a fairly significant miles...
01:32 pm EDT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Engadget LG announces infrared-equipped Optimus Vu II and universal remote app
LG just outed the Optimus Vu II for the Korean market, designed around a remote control app, QRemote. The company's translated PR claims (erroneously) that the new device will be "the world's first ...
01:12 pm EDT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Engadget Google on Apple v. Samsung: most infringed patents 'don't relate to the core Android operating system'
When the jury in Apple v. Samsung handed down its verdict on Friday, we watched Apple take a victory lap and heard Samsung warn of hampered competition, but one company remained conspicuously silent...
12:41 pm EDT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Engadget Lenovo's K860 phablet gets priced in China: 2,188 yuan on August 28th
Lenovo's K860 has been making the rounds for a while now. That five-incher's specs are hardly a secret. But, what has continued to evade us was a price and release date for this quad-core Exynos-pow...
12:16 pm EDT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Engadget App.net causes a HooHa with its first Android app
It's a good time for confusingly-named App.net, hot on the heels of smashing its funding goal and cooking up its first terms of service, the paid-Twitter startup now has an Android mobile client. Ho...
11:42 am EDT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Engadget Samsung enters advertising market with small-bezel and transparent displays
Mad Men marathons aside, it's rare that we dream of a career in advertising, but Samsung's latest pair of commercial displays have turned our head. The Korean giant has developed a 21.6-inch, 1:1 ra...
11:18 am EDT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Engadget Amazon Cloud Drive and app arrive in UK at last, sans fanfare
Eons after it appeared in the US, Amazon's Cloud Drive is at last available in the UK. Brits can manage the service from within their Amazon account online, or get the free standalone Mac or PC app ...
10:44 am EDT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Engadget Acronym-loving Samsung joins Intel and TSMC, buys stake in ASML
Samsung's round of cash-flashing continues with a $629 million purchase of a three-percent stake in AMSL. It's joining Intel and TSMC in pumping money into the Dutch business, developing tooling for...
09:51 am EDT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Engadget Sony getting out of PC optical drive business due to 'fierce competition'
It's being reported that Sony is closing Optiarc Inc., its company subsidiary that manufactures optical disc drives for PCs. Officials are quoted as saying that "fierce competition" forced prices do...
09:18 am EDT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Engadget LG announces 27-inch Personal Smart TV ahead of IFA
No room in your apartment for LG's upcoming 84-inch monster? Don't worry, the Korean outfit has something in your size, as well. The company's TM2792 promises the same Cinema 3D passive glasses tech...
08:39 am EDT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Engadget Dropbox two-step login verification available in experimental build, coming to all accounts soon
Following up on its promise to tighten account security following a recent breach, Dropbox is now offering two-step login authentication to users who install the service's latest experimental desktop...
07:43 am EDT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Engadget Samsung teasing Series 5 Hybrid PC announcement at IFA
While we fritter away our hours sharing cat pictures on Facebook, Samsung prefers to issue forth teasers for its forthcoming products. The latest is the above snap, raising hopes that its Series 5 H...
06:56 am EDT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Engadget Fuji Electric releasing first coin-operated EV fast charger, gives electric cars extra life
Fuji Electric Retail Systems Co. is no stranger to flipping coins for profit, thanks to a robust lineup of vending machines such as the A011. The Japanese company, however, has also branched out from...
06:02 am EDT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Engadget Lenovo's nine-inch IdeaTab A2109 shows up at Best Buy, flaunts $300 price tag, Tegra 3 GPU
Lenovo's upcoming IdeaTab A2109 didn't drop in on the FCC with its seven-inch brother, but that hasn't stopped it from reaching stores. The nine-inch device appears to be in stock on Best Buy's onli...
06:02 am EDT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Engadget Lenovo's 9-inch IdeaTab A2109 shows up at Best Buy, flaunts Tegra 3, $300 price tag
Lenovo's upcoming IdeaTab A2109 didn't drop in on the FCC with its seven-inch brother, but that hasn't stopped it from reaching stores. The nine-inch device appears to be in stock on Best Buy's onli...
05:13 am EDT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Engadget beIN Sport USA soccer channel comes to Comcast, DirecTV and Dish Network
While most of us have spent the last few weeks preparing for the return of North American-style football (get our NFL Pick 'Em league info here), soccer fans in the US and France have been tracking ...
04:25 am EDT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Engadget Google Nexus 7 overclocked to 2GHz, punches well above its weight
The stock Nexus 7 peaks at a 1.3GHz clock speed when it's at full burn. That's certainly good enough for the $199 price tag, but eager adopters have just hit a new record in trying to wring out even...
04:15 am EDT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Engadget Samsung unveils Galaxy Player 5.8, pockets everywhere brace for impact
We hope you wear baggy pants, because you're going to want big pockets to carry Samsung's giant new jukebox. The Galaxy Player 5.8 is dominated by its namesake 5.8-inch, 960 x 540 LCD -- a screen th...
03:29 am EDT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Engadget Nexus 7 checks off Spain, Germany and France on availability chart, sells for a premium
Google Play quietly updated its device availability page over the weekend, making the Nexus 7 available to Germany, France and Spain. Patient Europeans can now pick up Mountain View's seven-inch won...
02:39 am EDT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Engadget How would you change the Pantech Burst?
While ZTE and Huawei commence an assault on the high end of the market, companies like Pantech are nipping in behind to hoover up the budget space. When we reviewed the Pantech Burst, it was $50 on ...
01:09 am EDT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Engadget Scientists investigating AI-based traffic control, so we can only blame the jams on ourselves
Ever found yourself stuck at the lights convinced that whatever is controlling these things is just trying to test your patience, and that you could do a better job? Well, turns out you might -- at ...
12:14 am EDT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of August 20th, 2012
Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so ...
10:47 pm EDT - Sun, August 26, 2012
Engadget WiFi alliance begins Tunneled Direct Link Setup certification, hopes to improve media streaming
You can thank the WiFi alliance for a number of things, and soon you can add TDLS to that list. That's Tunneled Direct Link Setup, if you were wondering, and it's a standard for creating direct link...
09:30 pm EDT - Sun, August 26, 2012
Engadget Switched On: Trading places
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. If widespread rumors hold true, the coming weeks will see two of the most successful tablet vendors invade each othe...
08:31 pm EDT - Sun, August 26, 2012
Engadget Star Wars Episodes II and III 3D re-releases officially dated for theaters in September and October 2013
Before Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace came back to the theaters earlier this year converted for 3D, the plan was to bring the other five movies to theaters one at a time each year, but that...
08:31 pm EDT - Sun, August 26, 2012
Engadget Star Wars Episode II and III 3D re-releases officially dated for theaters in September and October 2013
Before Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace came back to the theaters earlier this year converted for 3D, the plan was to bring the other five movies to theaters one at a time each year, but that...
08:00 pm EDT - Sun, August 26, 2012
Engadget Blue Microphones Tiki USB microphone review: a thumbdrive-sized mic for mobile recording
More Info Blue Microphones outs Tiki, Spark Digital and Mikey Digital; looks to feed your mobile recording habit Blue Microphones Tiki USB mic now available at Best Buy, coming to Apple s...
06:04 pm EDT - Sun, August 26, 2012
Engadget LG Intuition spied in press shots, leaves one piece of the puzzle left to go
The LG Intuition may be one of Verizon's more poorly-kept secrets of recent memory. Apart from LG itself having confirmed that an Optimus Vu rebranding is due for the US within weeks, there's been p...
04:29 pm EDT - Sun, August 26, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: SmartThings wants to connect your dog, mailbox and kitchen cabinets to the internet
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject li...
02:00 pm EDT - Sun, August 26, 2012
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: a locomotive that runs on hydrogen, honey detective and a 30 mph-capable hover bike
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. Inhabitat is always on the lookout for new and interesti...
11:20 am EDT - Sun, August 26, 2012
Engadget Raspberry Pi lands MPEG-2 and VC-1 decoding through personal licenses, H.264 encoding and CEC tag along
Making the Raspberry Pi affordable involved some tough calls, including the omission of MPEG-2 decoding. Licensing fees alone for the video software would have boosted the board's price by approxima...
08:43 am EDT - Sun, August 26, 2012
Engadget NASA to launch mini lab, test for cancer and disease in space
It's hard to find a good specialist on earth, let alone when you're floating 240 miles above it. That's why NASA will test the Microflow, a breadbox-sized device that instantly detects cancer and in...
06:19 am EDT - Sun, August 26, 2012
Engadget Personal Energy Orb Aruino project knows you haven't been exercising, cripples your computer
Spending too much time indoors? You need a Personal Energy Orb, a glowing Arduino powered ball that allows you to trade physical exertion for a tolerable mouse speed. Developed by two students at...
06:19 am EDT - Sun, August 26, 2012
Engadget Personal Energy Orb Arduino project knows you haven't been exercising, cripples your computer
Spending too much time indoors? You need a Personal Energy Orb, a glowing Arduino powered ball that allows you to trade physical exertion for a tolerable mouse speed. Developed by two students at...
05:55 am EDT - Sun, August 26, 2012
Engadget LG teases that Optimus G will have 768p gapless display, long-lifespan battery
LG must know that the Optimus G has been spoiled, even if it's not quite ready to put all its cards on the table. While it's only acknowledging the phone's identity under a 'G' codename, the Korean ...
03:00 am EDT - Sun, August 26, 2012
Engadget Ask Engadget: best robot cleaner for stone tile floors?
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 Anthony, who needs some robot...
01:15 am EDT - Sun, August 26, 2012
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of August 20th, 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 was a bit slow, but we've manag...
11:45 pm EDT - Sat, August 25, 2012
Engadget IDC: iPhone wait cuts Apple's China phone share by nearly half, Lenovo seizes the opportunity
There's a lot of talk of a new iPhone coming soon, and the Chinese know it. IDC researchers estimate that Apple's share of smartphones in the country was sliced almost in half during the second quar...
10:30 pm EDT - Sat, August 25, 2012
Engadget Alt-week 8.25.12: robotic noses, Nodosaurs and Space X launches again
Alt-week peels back the covers on some of the more curious sci-tech stories from the last seven days. All good things come to and end, they say. Thankfully, most bad things do, too. So while the res...
09:30 pm EDT - Sat, August 25, 2012
Engadget Editorial: Engadget on the Apple vs. Samsung ruling
It's done. It's all over. There's nothing left now but the tears, the big checks -- and the appeals. After weeks of laborious deliberations and no shortage of courtroom antics the jury has issued it...
07:45 pm EDT - Sat, August 25, 2012
Engadget Pioneering astronaut Neil Armstrong dies at 82
It's a story that we hoped we'd never have to report. Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on Earth's Moon, has died at the age of 82 after complications from heart surgery three weeks earlier....
06:00 pm EDT - Sat, August 25, 2012
Engadget LG's Optimus G caught on camera, flexes quad-core muscles
So, it seems that all those airborne clues about LG's new superphone are slowly coalescing into something more concrete. In fact, according to the folk at AndroidMx, so concrete they've actually had...
05:00 pm EDT - Sat, August 25, 2012
Engadget Video of protein movement within a neuron shows how our brains renew themselves
If, like us, you spend most of your time wondering exactly what's going on in other people's heads, then this video is for you. Okay, so it might not reveal the reason why that jerk cut you off at ...
04:17 pm EDT - Sat, August 25, 2012
Engadget AllThingsD: 'iPad Mini' to get its own event in October after new iPhone reveal
After refreshing its computer range, Apple's gearing up for two events for its new phone and tablet hardware, according to sources at AllThingsD. Given the excitement welling up behind its next iPho...
03:43 pm EDT - Sat, August 25, 2012
Engadget Meet the OwnFone: a customizable mobile phone that epitomizes simplicity
The OwnFone is neither smart nor world-friendly, and yet it's managed to grab our attention just the same. Designed for use only in the United Kingdom, it represents a rather novel take on the mobil...
02:45 pm EDT - Sat, August 25, 2012
Engadget Breaking down Apple's $1 billion courtroom victory over Samsung
With a 20-page verdict form and 100 pages of instructions to explain it, many figured it would take longer for the jury to render a decision. But, the tech trial of the century has concluded, with A...
01:30 pm EDT - Sat, August 25, 2012
Engadget The Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine: paper sketchbooks and journals get connected
Evernote has trotted out an update to its iOS app and accompanied the software release with an announcement of a collaboration with Moleskine. Yes, you read that correctly. The digital note-taking a...
11:41 am EDT - Sat, August 25, 2012
Engadget ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity TF700KL coming to Germany, that's L for LTE
If you've ever had the pleasure of cruising on Germany's Autobahns, you'll know the locals like to go fast. This hold true for technology too, it seems. A recent press release from Vodafone has reve...
09:37 am EDT - Sat, August 25, 2012
Engadget ITU approves NHK's Super Hi-Vision as 8K standard, sets the UHDTV ball rolling very slowly
We'd heard that the International Telecommunication Union was close to approving Super Hi-Vision as an Ultra High Definition TV standard, and the UN agency hasn't waited long to confirm the rumors. ...
07:45 am EDT - Sat, August 25, 2012
Engadget Hisense building budget-friendly Google TV set-top box, will put Android in your living room for under $100
Looks like consumers are about to get another option in their search for an affordable connected TV solution: Hisense is building its own Google TV set-top box. The product doesn't have a price -- le...
05:30 am EDT - Sat, August 25, 2012
Engadget Epic Games' Unreal Engine 3 now working on Linux through Google Chrome, more or less
A Holy Grail of Linux gaming has been an Unreal Engine 3 port. Getting one for the OS would unlock a world of games that has been the province of, well, just about any other mainstream platform. Tha...
04:00 am EDT - Sat, August 25, 2012
Engadget Harvard makes distortion-free lens from gold and silicon, aims for the perfect image (or signal)
Imaging has been defined by glass lenses for centuries, and even fiber optics haven't entirely escaped the material's clutch. Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences might have just fou...
03:00 am EDT - Sat, August 25, 2012
Engadget Lexibook kids-tablet coming to the US, makes fifth-graders dream of an Aakash
French educational tech maker Lexibook is bringing its eponymous kiddy-tablet to the US from next month. It's not talking specs or price, but we're expecting it to be close to the Lexibook First cur...
01:35 am EDT - Sat, August 25, 2012
Engadget Apple, Samsung respond to the jury's decision; September 20th court date set for injunction hearing
Well. The verdict for the tech industry patent trial of the week is in, and the jury agreed with Apple's version of the events enough to award it a billion dollars and change in damages while awardin...
12:49 am EDT - Sat, August 25, 2012
Engadget Twitter set to become the newest addition to the Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation's been racking up big-name brands since its early days, and one of the latest is mostly everyone's favorite rapid-blogging service, otherwise more commonly as Twitter. Following...
11:26 pm EDT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Engadget Jury finds Apple did not infringe on Samsung's patents, awards no damages
The jury in Apple v. Samsung dealt a big blow to Samsung by finding that it did infringe on some of the Apple patents at the center of the case, and it didn't have any better news for the company wh...
10:44 pm EDT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Engadget Apple v. Samsung jury rules Samsung infringed on Apple's patents, 'knew or should have known' it was doing it
The federal court jury in the patent infringement lawsuit between Apple and Samsung has presented its verdict after deliberating for just for 21 hours and 37 minutes following the three week trial. ...
10:44 pm EDT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Engadget Apple v. Samsung jury finds Apple's patents valid, awards it more than $1.05 billion in damages
The federal court jury in the patent infringement lawsuit between Apple and Samsung has presented its verdict after deliberating for just for 21 hours and 37 minutes following the three week trial. ...
10:44 pm EDT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Engadget Apple v. Samsung jury finds Apple's patents valid, awards it nearly $1.05 billion in damages
The federal court jury in the patent infringement lawsuit between Apple and Samsung has presented its verdict after deliberating for just for 21 hours and 37 minutes following the three week trial. ...
10:17 pm EDT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Engadget ITC decides Apple didn't violate Motorola WiFi patent after all, tosses case back to judge
Trouble looked to be brewing for Apple last April: an International Trade Commission judge made an initial ruling that Apple infringed on a standards-essential Motorola WiFi patent, raising the poss...
09:12 pm EDT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Stellar rumored to hit Verizon for $100, hopes to lure you in with Amazon apps
Regardless of the situation, it's relatively safe to say Samsung will never, ever run out of Galaxy monikers. Now it's the Korean outfit's Galaxy Stellar making the internet rounds yet again, though...
08:40 pm EDT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Engadget Evernote introduces Evernote Business, updates iOS application to version 4.4
Having already conquered the general consumer market on multiple platforms, Evernote's now taking its handy software tools to a more biz-oriented audience. Earlier today, the company proudly introdu...
08:00 pm EDT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Engadget Engadget Podcast 307 - 08.24.2012
We almost called this episode of the Engadget Podcast Mr. Biggs And The OnDead, but our boss said she'd take away our tickets to IFA if we did that, so we'll go with the traditional numeric structur...
07:27 pm EDT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Engadget Wall Street Journal to offer free WiFi hotspots in NYC and San Francisco during September
Oh New Yorkers and their marvelous, no-cost WiFi access points. Only a few days after Google Offers and Boingo happily announced they'd brought gratis wireless connectivity to additional underground...
07:00 pm EDT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Engadget IRL: ASUS Transformer Prime, Verbatim Dual USB Power Pack and V-Moda's Crossfade LP headphones
Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment. You love y...
06:36 pm EDT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Engadget Fujitsu Stylistic Q702 and LifeBook T902 convertibles show up with Windows 8, we go hands-on (video)
The annual Hong Kong Computer & Communications Festival is usually just flooded with discounted computer products and booth babes, so we were pleasantly surprised when we spotted a couple of unr...
06:21 pm EDT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Engadget Townsquare Media buys what's left of MOG
Beats' acquisition of MOG ultimately carved the company into two pieces, if not quite evenly: it left both the blog content as well as a music-oriented ad network that's popular, if without nearly a...
05:40 pm EDT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: Quikdraw targets lens fumblers and multiple camera packers (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...
05:04 pm EDT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Engadget Sony patent wants to make advertising more interactive
We all know adverts are a necessary evil, which is why different companies are trying to make them more personalized, more engaging or just plain get rid of them. In a recently granted patent, Sony ...
04:37 pm EDT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Engadget App.Net posts terms of service, asks for feedback
Against all odds App.Net met its funding goal, which has allowed the fledgling social network to shift its focus to the next phase of its founding. That means putting together all those essential do...
04:00 pm EDT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Engadget Engadget's back to school guide 2012: docks and clocks
Welcome to Engadget's back to school guide! The end of summer vacation isn't nearly as much fun as the weeks that come before, but a chance to update your tech tools likely helps to ease the pain. To...
03:41 pm EDT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Engadget Arduino GSMGPRS Shield gets helping hand from Telefonica for data, remote control
Arduino devices have had the option of a GSM linkup for awhile, but getting that cellular link to truly strut its stuff hasn't always been easy, even for those of us who'd be inclined to program an ...
03:00 pm EDT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Engadget Canon EOS-1D X field review
Just before Halloween in 2009, Canon announced its most powerful DSLR to date. The $5,000 full-frame EOS-1D Mark IV was the company's answer to Nikon's market-leading D3S, which rang in just shy of ...
02:32 pm EDT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Engadget Google reforms 'I'm Feeling Lucky' button, lets you savor other emotions
While many of us simply gravitate towards the companion search box or address bar to tap into Google's wealth of search know-how, anyone still visiting the original homepage should give that second ...
02:00 pm EDT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Engadget Distro Issue 54 arrives with the complete Engadget back to school guide!
Well, friends, back to school season is in full swing. For some, it's a time of great sorrow, but for others it's a glorious time that usually means some new tech is on the way to combat the year's ...
01:21 pm EDT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Engadget Amazon and NBCUniversal expand Prime Instant Video deal, let you stream Parks and Rec in one place
Amazon and NBCUniversal Cable & New Media Distribution today announced a deal that will expand the mega-retailer's streaming selection by hundreds of episodes, including the likes of Parks and R...
01:02 pm EDT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Engadget Adobe Revel 1.5 released with new UI, text captions and auto-syncing albums
Adobe's cloud-based photo storage and editing app has been enjoying its new name since it hopped off the Carousel, and now it's appreciating a feature bump too. Version 1.5 has just hit the virtual s...
12:31 pm EDT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Engadget LG teases its new quad-core superphone: Snapdragon S4 Pro is awesome, device still vague (video)
While Qualcomm let the Snapdragon out of the bag a little early, LG's now caught up and launched a (Korean-only) teaser site for its next LTE smartphone. Promising a second-generation quad-core expe...
12:05 pm EDT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Engadget Klipsch refreshes Quintet 5.1 home theater system
We don't have too many bad words to say about Klipsch, so when we heard it was refreshing its Quintet home theater system, we listened up. The eponymous-ish five speaker system has been a mainstay o...
12:05 pm EDT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Engadget Klipsch refreshes Quintet home theater system
We don't have too many bad words to say about Klipsch, so when we heard it was refreshing its Quintet home theater system, we listened up. The eponymous-ish five speaker system has been a mainstay o...
11:45 am EDT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Engadget Fujifilm X-E1 leaks into view oozing vintage cool
A Japanese site called Digicam Info has leaked pics of a previously unknown Fujifilm mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera, the X-E1. The natty looking snapper bears a strong family resemblance to ...
11:22 am EDT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Engadget NTT DoCoMo releasing limited edition JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Optimus Vu
If you can't get enough of the adventures of the Joestars and their various progeny, then you're in luck. NTT DoCoMo knows how to keep hardcore fans happy, releasing a limited run of 15,000 LG Optim...
11:01 am EDT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Engadget TangiBot manufactures ethics controversy by replicating open-source Makerbot 3D printer
A Kickstarter entry has managed to stir the fairness pot by touting a MakerBot Replicator clone called TangiBot -- legally copied from the original 3D printer's open source plans. The project's crea...
10:29 am EDT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Engadget Fisker confirms Q&A outlining Karma woes and fixes, may establish council to talk issues in person
Fisker has had more than its fair share of teething troubles with the Karma, but it has to be given credit for going out of its way to listen to early adopters. The hybrid car builder has confirmed ...
10:01 am EDT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Engadget Samsung reveals the design story highlights for the Galaxy S III
Samsung was very keen to let us know that its latest flagship phone was designed for humans. Now, the latest in the revealing series from the firm gives a little more insight into how the team went...
09:29 am EDT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Engadget Kodak to sell the film business that made it so famous
Kodak is selling off its renowned film arm in order to revive its moribund fortunes. It'll join sales of the company's patent portfolio, online gallery, commercial scanning, photo kiosk and theme pa...
08:31 am EDT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Engadget Victorinox offers refunds for secure USB drives in light of discontinued software updates
Software support and security certificates are coming to an end for Victorinox's line of secure USB drives, but the firm announced on Facebook that it's offering customers full refunds until Decembe...
07:31 am EDT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Engadget Scarlet Motors promises an open EV design process
It's not every day that you see a new EV manufacturer get started; it's even less common when the company promises a switch-up of the typical automaker's formula. Scarlet Motors has made its formal ...
06:37 am EDT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Engadget US presidential campaign trail winds its way to Xbox Live on August 27th with Election 2012 Hub
Can't get enough coverage of the US presidential race even with YouTube in the mix? Microsoft's Election 2012 Hub for Xbox Live may be able to satisfy your inner political junkie. Redmond's initiati...
05:30 am EDT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Engadget Freescale's new industrial touchscreen tech even works in the rain
Freescale is announcing a new industrial touch sensing technology that'll even sense your swipes and prods through a film of water. Xtrinsic 3.0 is designed to be used in industrial, medical and in-...
05:04 am EDT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Engadget Glove Tricorder helps train doctors, may lead to DIY cancer screening
It may look like an early prototype of the Power Glove, but this wearable "tricorder" is not only less embarrassing than the doomed Nintendo peripheral -- it's also quite a bit more advanced technol...
04:08 am EDT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Engadget FCC wants to know if it's too modest about broadband, gives chance to fight caps and slow speeds
A common complaint with the FCC's National Broadband Plan is its conservative definition of the broadband in question: many would argue that the 4Mbps baseline is an anachronism in an era of 4G, FiO...
03:11 am EDT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Engadget South Korean court rules Apple infringed on two Samsung patents, fines it $35k; Samsung gets hit too
We have yet another twist in the worldwide patent battle between electronics giants Apple and Samsung, as the Wall Street Journal and Reuters report a Seoul court has ruled in favor of the latter wh...
02:53 am EDT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Engadget Google Goggles update brings support for devices without autofocus
If you thought Google's perspicacious searching application was clever before, prepare for a shock. Google Goggles version 1.9 adds support for devices without autofocusing optics, giving those on bu...
02:04 am EDT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Engadget Cyberlink's PowerDirector app lets you edit movies on your Windows 8 slate (hands-on)
We're still a ways away from the official debut of Windows 8 hardware, but given its impending release, there's plenty of software being cooked up for the new OS with a split personality. Cyberlink,...
01:13 am EDT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Engadget Apple appeals Kodak patent ownership victory, asks judge to be quick about it
Earlier this month, Apple had its claims to a pair of Kodak imaging patents struck down by Judge Gropper for being filed "unreasonably late," risking Kodak's ability to sell the assets. Now, Cuperti...
12:37 am EDT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Engadget FCC releases interactive map for latest Broadband Progress Report
The FCC has been providing regular updates on the progress of broadband rollout in the United States for some time now, but it's gone a bit further with for its latest Broadband Progress Report. It'...
12:02 am EDT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Engadget Rovio takes Angry Birds Space for a spin with NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover, teases Red Planet for fall (video)
It was almost as inevitable as gravity, really. Rovio has teamed up with NASA to offer a special, Curiosity-themed episode inside Angry Birds Space. The trek has the avians scouring 20 levels of the...
11:19 pm EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget Google Play Music app updated for Google TV, Play video content now streaming to Chromebooks
Good news for people who love good news -- Google has just thrown some bug fixes at its Play Music app with Google TV support that launched late last year. Point being, Google TV users can now fire ...
10:43 pm EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget FCC approves Verizon deal to buy cable company spectrum, asks for concessions
Verizon received the Department of Justice's blessing for its cable company spectrum purchase last week, and now it's the FCC's turn to rubber stamp the plan. The agency has followed Chairman Julius ...
10:17 pm EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget Telenav Scout for Apps comes to Android and Windows Phone, Scout Drive Button released for website-based nav
iOS app devs got Telenav turn-by-turn navigation access in March of this year, and now the same can be said for folks programming for Android and Windows Phone. In case you forgot, the Scout for App...
09:41 pm EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget Apple releases Mountain Lion 10.8.2 build to devs, focuses on Facebook, iMessage and more
Shortly after letting the 10.8.1 Mountain Lion out of the bag, Cupertino's now released the next dotted version of its feline OS X to members of the developer community. According to the seed note, ...
09:17 pm EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget Google+ expands custom URLs to 'thousands more' pages and profiles
If you're lacking the mental perspicacity to memorize that bizarre string that constitutes your Google+ profile (or business page) we've got some good news -- Google's continuing its roll-out o...
08:54 pm EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget HTC Proto breaks cover, may give the world a ride on the Dragon
Rumors have been circulating that HTC was planning a mid-cycle replacement for the One V, the Proto, that would keep the line relevant in the face of some noticeably tougher competition. It may be m...
08:54 pm EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget HTC Proto breaks cover, brings the New Desire V out of China
Rumors have been circulating that HTC was planning a mid-cycle replacement for the One V, the Proto, that would keep the line relevant in the face of some noticeably tougher competition. It may be m...
08:37 pm EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget RIM tries to patent system-generated blog entries, we quietly update our resums
Research in Motion has applied to patent a system for automatically drafting a blog entry on your smartphone. In the examples, it would build out the bare-bones of an entry as soon as it hits a "tri...
08:15 pm EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live tonight at 4:45PM!
News? We got it. Tim and Brian are joined once again by Dana this week, taking advantage of our scenic view of the Huffington Post newsroom. It's just like that TV show, only with fewer Sorkinisms. ...
07:44 pm EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget DARPA to hold one-day cyberwarfare workshop, attendance not mandatory
Oh, the fruits of the global village are many: connecting strangers with fetishes, fostering culture through memes and engendering cyber attacks via remote since the late 20th century. It's the adva...
07:11 pm EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget Reserve the Sharp AQUOS SH-10D on NTT DoCoMo from tomorrow, full launch next week
We knew the Sharp AQUOS SH-10D was due to hit NTT DoCoMo at some point this summer, and now we've got the full details. You can reserve yours through the carrier from tomorrow, and the proper launch...
06:47 pm EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: Connectify Dispatch lets you put all your internets together into one big internet (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...
06:22 pm EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget Amazon throwing press conference September 6th
We can't say we didn't see this coming, but we're certainly excited at the potential that Amazon's upcoming press event holds. The online mega-retailer is doing an press conference on Thursday Septe...
05:58 pm EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget Microsoft wants to patent 'life streaming,' turn your whole life into Jersey Shore
Imagine a reality TV show that's starring you, recorded by you and directed by Microsoft? That's the principle behind its most recently disclosed patent application, dreaming up a method to transmit...
05:34 pm EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget Netflix inks deal with Weinstein Co.-owned Radius-TWC, films coming to watch instantly next year
Netflix will be expanding its streaming offerings a bit next year, thanks to a content deal struck with the Weinstein Company's Radius-TWC distribution label. The multi-year deal will be bringing fi...
05:09 pm EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget Facebook updates iOS app, says it's 'rebuilt from the ground up' to be twice as fast
There's no visual overhaul as it just did yesterday with Facebook Messages, but Facebook has now announced an update for its iOS app that promises some fairly big improvements of its own. According ...
05:06 pm EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget ZTE-made Concord arrives at T-Mobile and Walmart, caters to the starter crowd at $100 contract-free
T-Mobile wants to offer as much of a lure to smartphone newcomers as to power users who might spring for its truly unlimited data, and the ZTE Concord might just be the right kind of bait. The truly...
04:46 pm EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget Pandora Android app update: new UI, song history and song lyrics for impromptu cubicle concerts
If Pandora for Android is your go-to service for music streaming while you're out and about, you're in for a bit of a treat. The internet radio outfit has updated it's app for the Google OS with a n...
04:15 pm EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget Gigabyte P2542G gaming laptop hands-on
While we managed to get our hands on Gigabyte's latest graphics card-toting Ultrabook back at CeBIT, we've just finished handling the P2542G (its high-end gaming sibling) at the laptop and motherboa...
04:15 pm EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget Gigabyte P2542G gaming laptop hands-on (video)
While we managed to get our hands on Gigabyte's latest graphics card-toting Ultrabook back at CeBIT, we've just finished handling the P2542G (its high-end gaming sibling) at the laptop and motherboa...
03:50 pm EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget Apple seeks patent for hearing aids that deliver speech at an even keel
Although they're called hearing aids, they can sometimes be as much of a hindrance as a help. Catch an unfamiliar accent and the attention might be on just parsing the words, let alone moving the co...
03:31 pm EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget Apple posts OS X 10.8.1 update, mends your Mountain Lion
There's a special moment in every operating system's life when it loses its innocent .0 status and grows up. It's OS X Mountain Lion's turn to mature, as Apple has just pushed out the 10.8.1 update ...
02:58 pm EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget Panasonic G5 mirrorless camera gets September 13th release date in Japan
We enjoyed our short time with Panasonic's new mirrorless G5 in our hands-on last month, even if it was a little on the porky side. And, if you hail from the Land of the Rising Sun and had your hear...
02:34 pm EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget Google mapping out Canada's Nunavut territory with local community, Street View trike
Looking for somewhere remote, quiet and cold for retirement? You can't get much further out than Cambridge Bay -- hidden away in Canada's arctic Nunavut territory, this sleepy town is only reachable...
02:11 pm EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget Tencent and TCL unveil Ice Screen: a 26-inch Android-based smart TV
Chinese web titan Tencent and TCL Multimedia have torn the wraps off the Ice Screen, a jointly developed 26-inch smart TV with a 1,366 x 768 display that allows users to browse the web, access video...
01:49 pm EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget Microsoft reveals new logo after 25 years, proves that it's (still) okay to be square
Remember that time Microsoft teased what most sane humans thought were new logos? That was right around two years ago, but the branding you see above is no mistake -- that's the new Microsoft logo, ...
01:26 pm EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget Live2D drawing technology from Cybernoids adds a little 3D spice to your hand drawn images
While 3D graphics have been filling our eyes in cinemas and video games way before Nemo ever got lost, we've typically had to settle for computer generated artwork. Live2D from Cybernoids is a draw...
01:00 pm EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget Acer Aspire V5 review: an 11-inch Ivy Bridge laptop for $550
More Info Acer launches Ultrabook-like Aspire V5 series, we go hands-on (video) Acer Aspire V5 notebooks get Ivy Bridge treatment, shipping by end of June for $630 and up Acer Aspire ...
12:26 pm EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget Red posts high frame-rate video demonstration to smooth out misconceptions
If you're still unsure about what you'll be getting into if you see the 48fps version of "Hobbit," Red has jumped into the fray with an article on its website and, most importantly, high quality HFR...
12:00 pm EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget VMware intros Fusion 5 virtualization software with support for Win 8, integration with Mountain Lion
With Mountain Lion newly available and Windows 8 on the verge of shipping, now was a pretty good time for VMware to update its Fusion virtualization software, dont'cha think? The company just announ...
11:42 am EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget Samsung adds more S-Pen friendly apps for the Galaxy Note 10.1
Samsung's gifting Galaxy Note 10.1 users with some new, free, S-Pen apps for when playing "Eat up Martha" in S-Note stops being fun. Drop the Beat lets you produce your own banging dance tracks, whi...
11:42 am EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget Samsung adds more S-Pen friendly apps for British Galaxy Note 10.1 users
Samsung's gifting British Galaxy Note 10.1 users with some new, free, S-Pen apps for when playing "Eat up Martha" in S-Note stops being fun. Drop the Beat lets you produce your own banging dance tra...
11:00 am EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget TV Guide Mobile relaunches for iOS with a new look, links to streaming video and social networks
We've already seen many companion apps on mobile, but now TV Guide is diving in wholeheartedly with the next generation of its app for iOS devices. While the previous versions of TV Guide Mobile on ...
10:50 am EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 150 - 08.23.2012
The Engadget Mobile Podcasters, including sleepy-yet-fully-functional overseas correspondent Richard Lai, gather one last time around the global omni mic to form a final dispatch before Myriam heads...
10:07 am EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget Plusnet pushes its UK-fibre-optic broadband to 76Mbs
Stereotype-embracing ISP Plusnet has added a new tier of fibre-optic broadband, offering speeds up to 76Mb/s. The revamped Extra Fibre package now offers upload speeds of up to 19.5 Mb/s, with a 250...
09:23 am EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget Sony axing Liverpool game studio, ends Psygnosis' 28-year history
Sony has confirmed that it's shuttering Studio Liverpool, more famously known as Psygnosis. The publisher was founded in 1984 and is responsible for a legion of best-selling titles including Lemming...
08:39 am EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget Nokia announces In-Location, 22-strong industry alliance for mobile indoor positioning
With most of the great outdoors pretty well mapped within an inch of its life, indoors is the final navigation frontier. Today Nokia has announced "In-Location" an alliance of 22 companies with the ...
08:20 am EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget ZTE's alleged 'Blade III' smartphone gets photographed ahead of official announcement
Let's be honest, ZTE isn't exactly the best at keeping its upcoming devices secretly under wraps before eventually making them official -- and, well, such is the case with the latest, unannounced Bl...
07:51 am EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget Sony Mobile moving HQ to Tokyo, cutting 1,000 jobs in Sweden
Sony's slow and painful transformation continues with a restructuring of its newly-minted mobile division. In October, it's moving its headquarters from Lund, Sweden (presumably a holdover from its ...
06:57 am EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget JBL's newest Jembe desktop speakers are Bluetooth-enabled, now on sale for $99
The Jembe wired speakers have been out on the market since late last year, but now JBL's finally introducing a cordless variant of these sleek desktop noisemakers. Aside from being Bluetooth-friendl...
06:23 am EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget Flickr Android app gets updated, touts refreshed UI and camera selection
Flickr's Android app has been around for nearly a year and was due for a tune-up to perform like its iOS sibling. First, a retooled UI touts a new navigation menu and the Explore section now does a ...
05:40 am EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget EcoXPower charges a smartphone, bicycle headlight and tail light with pedal power
Bicycle rigs for charging cellphones have lit up our radar before, but now the EcoXPower is being billed as the first device of its kind that can simultaneously juice up LED lights and a smartphone ...
05:05 am EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget Facebook for Android app updated with messaging emoji, easy event creation and a bit more
If you were wondering what features would be on the way after Facebook ditched pre-Froyo Android support for its app your questions have been answered. This revision lets users easily create events ...
04:40 am EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget IRISNotes 2 looks to undercut Livescribe, digitizes your scribbles for $99
IRIS is trying to make a big name for itself in the OCR world. But, top notch software alone isn't going to put its name on the tips of consumers tongues. For that they're gonna need something sexie...
03:58 am EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget LG Display starts volume production of in-cell touch screens, we have a hunch as to who wants them
Looks like we'll be finding in-cell touch displays in our devices sooner rather than later: LG Display has confirmed that it's been mass-producing the thinner LCDs since earlier in August. CEO Han S...
03:32 am EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget University of Michigan connects 3,000 cars for year-long safety pilot
Road safety continues to be a major concern for both researchers and car makers alike. Yesterday saw yet another real-world trial kicking off, this time on a much grander scale. A total of 3,000 veh...
02:53 am EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget HTC Thunderbolt, Droid Incredible 2 go back to the future with leaked Ice Cream Sandwich ROMs
Looks like some HTC oldies are in store for Android OS goodies -- unofficially. Though Verizon's yet to publicly confirm availability, it does appear Droid Incredible 2 and Thunderbolt owners (like ...
02:31 am EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget Wireless Sensor Tags alert you to movement and temperature changes, fit on your keyring
There's plenty of sensor gear around for hobbyists to play with, but not so many polished products for the monitoring-obsessed. Cao Gadgets is attempting to fill that niche with its functionally nam...
02:08 am EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget Nikkei: ITU near recommending NHK's Super Hi-Vision as official TV standard
We've seen NHK preparing its Super Hi-Vision 8K video since time immemorial. Wouldn't it be nice if the TV broadcast technology was more than just a perpetual research project? If sources for Japan'...
01:46 am EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget Google Chrome for iOS update brings sharing to G+, Facebook and Twitter
We've had Google's Chrome browser on iPad and iPhone since June and now it has received its first update. After a recent update for the Google+ iOS app added sharing of links to Chrome, the lea...
01:22 am EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus Vu to bow on Verizon as the Intuition, stylus not included?
Could this 5-inch LG handset be Verizon's answer to the Galaxy Note? Our Intuition tells us otherwise (get it?), but that screenshot above and corresponding FCC docs deign to differ. Really though, ...
12:54 am EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget Qualcomm confirms its role in LG superphone with quad-core Snapdragon S4
There's nothing like jumping the gun to announce your involvement with a phone that technically doesn't exist, but we've gotta say, we love Qualcomm for doing it. The company has just revealed to us...
12:41 am EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget Everything Everywhere completes sale of spectrum to Three, waits for regulators approval
Three and Everything Everywhere have completed the sale of two 15MHz blocks of the 1,800MHz spectrum, announced yesterday. It follows Ofcom's controversial decision to let the latter network queue-j...
12:23 am EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget Xiaomi Phone 1S ships August 23rd with avalanche of backorders
You know you're doing well when even your warmed-up, older smartphone is triggering queues before it's on sale. Xiaomi has just promised that the Phone 1S will reach the market on August 23rd, but w...
12:22 am EDT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Engadget Pentax intros X-5 superzoom camera with 26x lens, tiltable LCD
We'd been worrying that Pentax would be left out of the flurry of new cameras in the run-up to Photokina. With the new X-5, there's reason to relax. The new shooter sits at the higher end of the by-...
11:58 pm EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget MasterCard denies BitCoin card rumors, BitInstant says it's still on track
Well, BitInstant is insistent that it will launch a BitCoin debit card, but MasterCard is claiming it will not be part of the plans. After a mock up of the plastic made the rounds featuring the comp...
11:45 pm EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget RIM says BlackBerry Enterprise Server 10 users will get legacy device support, IT admins (may) rest easy
Corporate server managers everywhere were given a jolt this week when rumors emerged that RIM might implement a hard cutoff for BlackBerry Enterprise Server 10: any devices based on BlackBerry 7 and...
11:39 pm EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget YouTube heralds arrival of in-stream ads, built-in annoyance for mobile devices
If you've made it a habit of viewing YouTube videos on your mobile device in an effort to flout the site's pre-roll ads, your days of bliss are quickly drawing to a close. Today, the site implemente...
11:34 pm EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Virgin Mobile reveals Samsung Galaxy Reverb for $250, available for pre-order August 29th
In addition to the new Samsung smartphones for Boost Mobile, Sprint's other subsidiary, Virgin Mobile has also made a reveal for this fall with the Galaxy Reverb. Like its cousins, the phone offers ...
11:26 pm EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Astro Gaming's firmware update v1.1 for A50 wireless headset fixes 'audio bug,' enhances functionality
We generally enjoyed the virtual surround sound prowess of Astro Gaming's A50 wireless headset when we reviewed it back in July, but you'll recall it had one especially glaring issue: the audio woul...
11:03 pm EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Boost Mobile announces Samsung Galaxy Rush with Android 4.0, available late September for $150
Boost Mobile is in New York City today to take the wraps off of its new fall lineup, and in addition to the Galaxy S II 4G, it'll be joined by the Samsung Galaxy Rush, a small (but slightly souped-u...
11:01 pm EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Sainsbury's pairs up with Rovi for video service, stays ahead of the techie curve
Beloved UK supermarket Sainsbury's is making a big push into digital media, after snapping up e-book retailer Anobii and music company Global Media Vault, it's now partnering with Rovi for a digital...
10:47 pm EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Boost Mobile to launch Samsung Galaxy S II 4G on September 6th for $360
Boost Mobile is cranking out a trio of Samsung devices today, and the headliner is the Galaxy S II 4G. Essentially a prepaid version of Sprint's ever-popular Epic 4G Touch, the device will be all yo...
10:07 pm EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget FTC closes investigation into Facebook's buyout of Instagram, filtered photo fans rejoice
While the financials for Mark Zuckerberg and his minions hasn't been the best of late, Facebook got some good news today when the FTC closed its investigation of the social network's acquisition of ...
10:00 pm EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget This is the Modem World: So where are all the ghosts and aliens?
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology. I love movies and books about ghosts and aliens, especially the o...
09:58 pm EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Padcaster SLR lens mount for iPad now available: priced at $149 or $189 for Lenscaster combo
Those who were quite amused by the revelation of that Padcaster back at this year's NAB might want to start prepping their wallets, as the creator's announced it's now shipping the filmmaking iPad c...
09:47 pm EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Olympus expands its point-and-shoot offerings with Stylus VH-410 and VH-515
Olympus has taken the wraps off of two new point-and-shoots, the compact Stylus VH-410 and the "high-performance" Stylus VH-515. The 410 features a 16-megapixel CCD sensor, a touchscreen and 5x opti...
09:25 pm EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Olympus introduces Stylus SP-820UZ, SP-720UZ cameras and SZ-14 binocular bundle
Thought Olympus only made one camera named after a writing implement? Meet the Stylus SP-820UZ, announced alongside the less romantically titled SP-720UZ and the SZ-14 DX bundle. The Stylus (the onl...
09:14 pm EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Olympus Stylus TG-625 Tough adds AF light for tricky shots in rough situations
It's been awhile since we've seen Olympus tackle the more affordable side of its rugged camera lineup, which makes its latest entry feel overdue. The Stylus TG-625 Tough effectively replaces the TG-...
08:47 pm EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget HTC Arrive makes its exit, leaves Sprint with a Windows Phone-shaped hole
Call it the end to a brief chapter in the Windows Phone saga. While there had been murmurs that the HTC Arrive was on its way out soon, any doubt has been removed now that the smartphone has vanishe...
08:38 pm EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget HP exceeds Q3 expectations: rakes $29.7 billion in revenue, still posts a loss
To say that HP is in a bit of a transitional period would probably be an understatement. As expected, the $8 billion hit it took over the EDS purchase severely impacted its bottom line. While revenue...
08:36 pm EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Facebook Messages gets retooled layout, improved search
It looks like those who rely more on Facebook Messages than email these days will have a bit of adjusting to do. The company has just announced a new look for that key component of the social networ...
08:20 pm EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget PayPal expands presence in US retail stores with new Discover partnership
PayPal already has a partnership with MasterCard in place that lets you use its debit cards in stores, but the company has now expanded that retail presence even further with a new deal it's struck ...
08:03 pm EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget AT&T suspends 2G in Oakland after cell towers step on police frequencies
An $18 million dollar radio system purchased by the Oakland Police Department has been giving static instead of 10-30s in progress, and the interfering party has now been collared -- AT&T. Local...
07:45 pm EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Metrix 4G hits US Cellular this Friday for $180
There are plenty of (terribly named) stars in Samsung's Galaxy, but despite the overcrowding, its stateside constellation's showing no signs of slowing. Joining US Cellular's lineup as early as this...
07:45 pm EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Toshiba Samsung joint venture hit with lawsuit by LG over DVD+RWRAM patents
LG Electronics has found itself at the center of quite a few patent lawsuits in recent years (both as a plaintiff and defendant), and it's now kicked yet another one off. As Bloomberg reports, LG ha...
07:31 pm EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Toshiba Samsung joint venture hit with lawsuit by LG over DVD+RWRAM patents
LG Electronics has found itself at the center of quite a few patent lawsuits in recent years (both as a plaintiff and defendant), and it's now kicked yet another one off. As Bloomberg reports, LG ha...
07:31 pm EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Metrix 4G hits US Cellular this Friday for $180
There are plenty of (terribly named) stars in Samsung's Galaxy, but despite the overcrowding, its stateside constellation's showing no signs of slowing. Joining US Cellular's lineup as early as this...
07:09 pm EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Sennheiser boasts anti-counterfeit efforts, unveils new authentication technologies
You know Sennheiser's pissed when it holds a press conference just to talk about its anti-counterfeit efforts. In Guangzhou yesterday, the German audio company brought along two executives to debut ...
06:51 pm EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Fisker halting Surf production, but will build you one if you've got a 'big enough checkbook'
Like the ambitious diner at the all-you-can-eat-buffet, Fisker's got a lot on its plate. Between recalling all of its self-immolating Karma models, taking flack from its rivals and hiring a new CEO,...
06:30 pm EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Microsoft permanently lowering Kinect price in the US to $110, slightly reducing it in other parts of the world
Well, it certainly looks like the news of that Xbox Essentials Pack isn't the only thing coming out of Redmond today. As the communicative Major Nelson unequivocally notes, Microsoft's officially dr...
06:11 pm EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget HTC One V makes the leap to Cricket's lineup September 2nd for $270
The One line hasn't seen much carrier love lately, but that's all set to change next month. Beginning September 2nd, the littlest member of that smartphone troupe -- the One V -- will be hitting Cri...
05:53 pm EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget BMW DriveNow EV car sharing comes to San Francisco Bay Area, ParkNow follows suit
BMW kicked off its DriveNow car sharing service in its home country last year to see if urban EV rentals would catch on. Something must have clicked in Germany, as the automaker is exporting the con...
05:33 pm EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget YouTube's Elections Hub is a one-stop channel for the latest US political happenings
In case you haven't noticed, it's election year in the US of A. And while we already have a slight idea of which political party your beloved neighbors prefer, why not have an all-inclusive video hu...
05:14 pm EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Vizio Co-Star teardown supplies the tech specs we never had
Vizio's Co-Star Google TV hub has been public knowledge for more than half of 2012, but it might as well have been a black box as far as its internals were concerned. It's mostly been a mystery beyo...
04:55 pm EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Xbox Essentials Pack coming in October for $80
Even if you didn't make the cut for the most recent Dashboard beta, Microsoft's still got some goodies for you. It's helping budget-conscious gamers with more than one friend swell their collection ...
04:16 pm EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Archos 101 XS review: a tablet that puts the keyboard center stage
More Info Archos outs G10 xs tablet line, readies Transformer Prime contenders Archos teases G10 xs with first press shot, vows launch in three weeks Archos 80 G9 review Archos has h...
04:16 pm EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Archos readying 9.7- and 8-inch versions of its 101 XS tablet
Archos' new Coverboard-decked 101 XS tablet isn't the end of its Android efforts for 2012. During our briefing, the manufacturer revealed that it has both a 9.7- and 8-inch model incoming. The duo a...
04:15 pm EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Archos announces 101 XS tablet with built-in keyboard dock, arriving in November for $400
Archos recently dropped a few hints about a Gen 10 tablet, and, just as promised, three weeks later the device is getting its official unveiling. Meet the Archos 101 XS, a 10-inch slate running Ice ...
04:15 pm EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Archos readying 9.7- and 8-inch versions of its 101 XS tablet
Archos' new Coverboard-decked 101 XS tablet isn't the end of its Android efforts for 2012. During our briefing, the manufacturer revealed that it has both a 9.7- and 8-inch model incoming. The duo a...
04:00 pm EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Engadget's back to school guide 2012: accessories
Welcome to Engadget's back to school guide! The end of summer vacation isn't nearly as much fun as the weeks that come before, but a chance to update your tech tools likely helps to ease the pain. To...
03:43 pm EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Amazon launches India Kindle Store, swap rupees for good reads
Indian consumers haven't been cut off from Amazon's world of e-book goodies, but their experience is about to get a lot more native with the launch of a local Kindle Store. The prices of over a mill...
03:22 pm EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Intel brings Medfield to Russia with the MegaFon Mint
The Intel-powered mobile machine has been slowly picking up pace this year. Now, the chip-maker has signed up a new partner in the form of Russian operator MegaFon. So, it looks like we might see an...
03:01 pm EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win a Samsung Galaxy S III, courtesy of DailySteals!
The Samsung Galaxy S III is one of the best phones on the planet right now, and we have an unlocked global version (I9300) to send to your doorstep! This week's giveaway comes to you from DailySteal...
02:39 pm EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 to play nice with Unity game engine
You can't have too many supported platforms and Unity Technologies seems to agree, announcing that its self-titled game creation tool will be coming to both Windows 8 and its mobile sibling. Accordi...
02:26 pm EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget The Oatmeal does it: $850,000 raised for a Tesla Museum
The Oatmeal's campaign to raise cash helping Tesla Science Center purchase Wardenclyffe has hit its $850,000 target. The property, formerly the home of the scientist's project to create wireless ele...
02:13 pm EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget AT&T confesses: its network couldn't handle unchecked FaceTime over cellular
Well, at least no one can blame AT&T for dodging the core issue any longer. After watching Verizon Wireless snag satisfaction crown after satisfaction crown from AT&T over the years, it seem...
02:02 pm EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Sky's Now TV service hits Xbox, beckons you forth with 30 day free trial
After launching it on the PC, Mac, Android and iOS, Sky's adding another big platform to its Now TV service: Xbox. Gamers in the UK can now stream content at 720i, including the service's 11 movie c...
01:41 pm EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Mainland China, Taiwan send first data over direct fiber optic link, take steps towards peace and harmony
Relations between mainland China and Taiwan haven't always been what you'd call warm, even with many companies having a footprint in both regions. Consider the first bursts of network traffic from a...
01:21 pm EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Google Octane benchmark tests JavaScript in the real world, scales to mobile sizes
We're all too familiar with JavaScript tests like Sunspider -- we use them all the time to gauge browser speeds on phones and tablets. Most of these have little direct correlation to the sites we're...
01:00 pm EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Audyssey's Wireless Speakers can plug into your computer, stream tunes over Bluetooth (ears-on)
Remember Audyssey's Lower East Side stereo speakers (now simply dubbed Media Speakers)? Well, the company has decided to give the stereo system a sibling, gracing it with wireless connectivity. The ...
12:56 pm EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Nikon Coolpix S01 hands-on (video)
Another gem at Nikon's unveiling today is this little Coolpix S01, and by "little" we really mean little. At just 96 grams, this is the smallest and lightest Coolpix device ever but it's still surpr...
12:37 pm EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Inmarsat brings prepaid model to satellite phone calls
If you need a satellite phone, then you need a satellite phone. There's no getting around it. Researchers, government contractors and workers in remote locations around the globe rely on their near ...
12:14 pm EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Spotify accounts tip Canada launch, possibly expanding to Asia and South America
It's the question we get asked every time we post about Spotify -- when is the music streaming service coming to Canada? There was little doubt the company was looking at our neighbors to the north,...
12:00 pm EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Brother crams all-in-one functionality into a pint-size package for Business Smart series
Looking for a color inkjet all-in-one that won't use up all of your desk space? Brother's talking up its Business Smart line as a way getting a slew of features without the added office footprint. A...
11:44 am EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Google adds saved search settings, keeps them tied to your account across browsers and devices
Google's enabled yet another new function for its linchpin search engine, which will now hold onto your preferences, assigning them to your Google account and activating across all your web-ready de...
11:22 am EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Twitter warned by Indian government to kibosh inflammatory tweets
India's in the midst of a security crisis and has asked Twitter to curtail "inflammatory messages" or prepare to face legal action, according to the Times of India. The country has shut down numerou...
11:01 am EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget iRobot's AIRarm prototype bot has an inflatable arm for manipulating objects, was built at DARPA's behest
iRobot may be best known for its household automatons, but the company's expertise goes far beyond circular bots built for sweeping and scrubbing floors. Its Warrior and 110 FirstLook bots are built...
10:40 am EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Nikon Coolpix S800c hands-on: a closer look at the Android camera
It was only hours ago when Nikon officially unveiled the Coolpix S800c, but we've already laid our hands on this eccentric device. As you've probably already heard, the main selling point here is th...
10:40 am EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Nikon Coolpix S800c hands-on: a closer look at the Android camera (video)
It was only hours ago when Nikon officially unveiled the Coolpix S800c, but we've already laid our hands on this eccentric device. As you've probably already heard, the main selling point here is th...
10:24 am EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Kingmax intros speedy, SandForce-packing SATA III Client Pro SSD
Kingmax is known for pushing the limits now and then with its flash storage, so we're intrigued when it puts out a high-end solid-state drive for the mainstream. Its new SATA III Client Pro SSD live...
09:48 am EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Tritton Warhead 7.1 two-way headset for Xbox 360 now shipping
Companies are no strangers to superlatives where new kit is concerned and Mad Catz is definitely no exception. With the release of its newest flagship, the Tritton Warhead 7.1, the outfit's claiming...
09:21 am EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Nokia Windows Phone 8 devices said to arrive on Verizon this year
We knew the date, we're even pretty sure that Nokia will be outing new hardware. What wasn't confirmed, however, was which carriers would be involved. If reports from Bloomberg are to be believed, w...
09:02 am EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Amazon's political reading map shows which way your neighbors are leaning
Religion, bathroom routines and politics are three things you should never, ever discuss at the dinner table. However, if you're curious about your neighbors' political reading habits, then you shou...
08:43 am EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget RIM promotes UK and Ireland head in preparation for BlackBerry 10
Thorsten Heins is assembling his crack team for BlackBerry 10, hiring and firing to assemble the lineup of business heavyweights he needs. RIM's UK and Ireland chief Stephen Bates is the latest to m...
08:19 am EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Rare iPhone prototype hits eBay, branded with 'deathstar' test logo
While our thoughts on all things iPhone may be focused elsewhere, an unusual Apple prototype of its fourth phone iteration has caught our attention on eBay. On the back, you can see the same curious...
08:19 am EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Rare iPhone prototype hits eBay, branded with 'deathstar' test logo (updated with video)
While our thoughts on all things iPhone may be focused elsewhere, an unusual Apple prototype of its fourth phone iteration has caught our attention on eBay. On the back, you can see the same curious...
08:00 am EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Logitech's Washable Keyboard K310 doesn't mind a good scrubbin', hits shelves this month for $40
We've all been there. At some point, that keyboard will build up months of our finger grime. Of course, the white-keyed peripherals are much worse for the filthy wear. For those looking to take an e...
07:31 am EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Pioneer launches rekordbox mobile app, prep your XDJ-AERO set ahead of time
If you were twiddling your thumbs waiting for Pioneer's XDJ-AERO to come out, you might want to head on over to iTunes or the Play store instead. Why? Because the mobile rekordbox companion app for ...
07:03 am EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Facebook adds mention tagging to Open Graph for more efficient name-dropping
Facebook has given developers that link to the social network with Open Graph a new way let let users play tag with their friends -- while also increasing exposure to their app. It's called mention ...
06:26 am EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget GoNote 10-inch hybrid netbook tablet bringing Ice Cream Sandwich to UK classrooms next month
Ergo Electronics, the company behind the GoTab, is looking to help bring Android to UK classrooms in the form of the GoNote, a combo tablet / netbook running Ice Cream Sandwich. The device has a 10-...
05:47 am EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Hulu launches redesigned site with bigger artwork, 'tray-style format' of suggested shows
Hulu has been pushing tweaks to its UI on mobile devices and the web for several months, and now it's unleashed a complete redesign of its website. Designed with a focus on making it easier to find ...
04:54 am EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget 4K, 84-inch 'ultra' HDTV from LG is ready to start shipping now in Korea, worldwide next month
Just in time to completely blow away that puny flat screen you nabbed for your dorm room, LG has announced its 84-inch ultra high definition LCD TV is ready to ship in South Korea. The company put i...
04:01 am EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Nikon intros flagship Coolpix P7700 for prosumers, diminutive Coolpix S01 for fashionistas
In a bid to give Canon's PowerShot G1 X a run for its money, Nikon is pulling out every stop it knows with the introduction of the Coolpix P7700. It's a decidedly prosumer model, priced at a buck un...
04:01 am EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Nikon's Coolpix S800c: an Android-powered point-and-shoot camera for $350
It's here: the first Android-powered camera, and it's one that you'd actually consider buying. Nikon's $349.95 Coolpix S800c is nearly as slim as a smartphone from the middle of last decade, boastin...
03:51 am EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile leak suggests 'truly unlimited' 4G data service add-on launching September 5th
If the "unlimited" data currently offered by T-Mobile that gets its speeds throttled down all too soon has failed to satisfy, there may be relief on the way. TMoNews has obtained pictures of a flyer...
03:51 am EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile leak suggests 'truly unlimited' 4G data service add-on launching September 5th (Update: Official!)
If the "unlimited" data currently offered by T-Mobile that gets its speeds throttled down all too soon has failed to satisfy, there may be relief on the way. TMoNews has obtained pictures of a flyer...
03:51 am EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile launching 'truly unlimited' 4G data service add-on September 5th (Update)
If the "unlimited" data currently offered by T-Mobile that gets its speeds throttled down all too soon has failed to satisfy, there may be relief on the way. TMoNews has obtained pictures of a flyer...
03:22 am EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Pianocade synthesizer lets DJs practice their shoryuken skills
Tired of the same-old DJ equipment or chiptune gear? Then may want to consider this new and unique piece of kit from Toronto-based Portmanteau Devices. Dubbed the Pianocade, it's a synthesizer and M...
02:37 am EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Amazon launches Glacier archiving service, a cheap way to put your files on ice
Amazon's S3 cloud service has proved a popular proposition, with many large web enterprises happily depending on it (most of the time) to serve up its content. Now, the internet retail giant is offe...
02:08 am EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Google Offers, Boingo add more locations for free and discounted public WiFi
Love venting your E-Train frustrations with Boingo and Google Offers' free WiFi? While the Manhattan program ends on September 7th, the partnership has swelled its coverage to include a further 24 l...
01:46 am EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Honda's Miimo robotic lawn mower beats the heat, won't pour your lemonade
If you're looking to plan ahead for next summer's grueling yard chores, Honda has something that will help you sweat a bit less. The company has unveiled Miimo, a robotic lawn mower that trims 2-3mm...
01:17 am EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget NBC News app for Xbox 360 brings streaming show clips to the console
While NBC News is no longer rocking the MS tag on its name, it's still tight with the Redmond crew and just launched a new app on the Xbox 360. Its well hidden section on the Inside Xbox channel got...
12:51 am EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Apple and Samsung finish closing arguments, jury to decide their fate
It's just one among many, but the headlining case in the Apple v. Samsung global war is finally drawing to a close. Today, each party attempted to persuade the jury of nine one last time with their c...
12:45 am EDT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Engadget Chrome OS update revamps app list and Google Drive saves, allows relentessly adorable wallpapers
Aw, wouldn't you look at the cute little... wait. Right, there's a Chrome OS update. At its heart, the upgrade to Google's cloud-based platform introduces a streamlined app list that both occupies l...
11:59 pm EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget Curiosity rover flaunts its battle scar, wind sensor is bruised (but not broken)
You can't win 'em all. Such is the case with the Curiosity rover, anyway, as diagnostics have revealed that its wind sensors have sustained damage. NASA engineers aren't fully sure what caused this ...
11:18 pm EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 312 - 08.21.2012
Right on time this week, we've got the return of Apple TV rumors (again), a look at the trend of cable cutting and a surprise of the good kind for digital copies. Second screen TV apps are also in fu...
10:53 pm EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget Sony's Ice Cream Sandwich rollout now in final stages for 2011 Xperia devices
You have to hand it to Sony, the company's more than made good on its Android 4.0 upgrade promise (save for that Play hiccup). After rolling out Ice Cream Sandwich to its NXT mid-ranger just a few d...
10:21 pm EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget Fair Labor Association's Foxconn investigation notes improved factory conditions
Back in March, the Fair Labor Association issued the results of its investigation of Foxconn's Chinese plants, spurring a joint effort between Apple and the manufacturer to make working conditions b...
09:56 pm EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget Report: 'Nintendo Power' to close its doors
As children of the 80s and 90s, we're getting a little misty-eyed writing this, but it seems that Nintendo Power, once the final word in the gaming magazine world, will be shutting its doors. That n...
09:29 pm EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget Intellectual Ventures launches Kymeta spinoff, promises slim satellite broadband hotspots
Intellectual Ventures is best known for its tendency to sue everyone, but it's going some distance to mend that bruised image through a newly spun out company, Kymeta. The startup hopes to improve t...
09:04 pm EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget Apple reported to be preparing direct sales in Russia, wanting more Macs for Moscow
Despite Russia's size, Apple has always had to sell in the country through carriers and resellers -- a pain for customers who might have to wait weeks beyond the initial launch of a device to see it...
08:49 pm EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget MetroPCS reveals Samsung Galaxy S III as part of fall lineup
Turns out the LG Motion 4G wasn't all that MetroPCS had up its sleeve for reveal today, as the prepaid carrier separately let its new fall lineup slip, and wouldn't you know it, among those devices ...
08:35 pm EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget iZettle comes to Android for a few lucky Swedish Samsung owners
Square gets most of the media hype, but without an international presence, would-be competitors have had a chance to carve out their own niches in the mobile commerce market. Sweden's iZettle has ma...
08:18 pm EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget Dell reports Q2 earnings: rakes in $14.5 billion of revenue, nets $732 million in profit
After a couple of down quarters in a row, Dell needed to come out strong in Q2 of fiscal year 2013. Well, it's probably not as glowing a quarter as the company was hoping for, but a slight rebound i...
08:05 pm EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget BT planning to write off 2.6 percent stake in troubled OnLive
BT thinks that it's "highly likely" it'll let its 2.6 percent stake in OnLive go to the wall. It told TechRadar that it was keeping a "close eye" on the gaming venture which is restructuring in the ...
07:49 pm EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget Microsoft earns patent for claimed wireless charging improvement, pad with info screen
Device makers are bent on bringing us inductive charging, and Redmond has joined the fray with a recently allotted patent that describes all kinds of tech that could make it work better. For the cha...
07:34 pm EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget Lenovo's seven-inch Android 4.0 tablet passes federal testing, on course for September release
While pricing hasn't revealed whether it'll spar with the Nexus 7 for the hearts of bargain tablet shoppers, Lenovo's smaller Android 4.0 slab, the A2107, has called in at the FCC. Again, there's no...
07:18 pm EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget Office Web Apps integrate touch support on iPad and Windows 8, brace us for an Office 2013 world
Touch-friendliness is a centerpiece for the upcoming Office 2013, but don't fret if you prefer to live in the world of Office Web Apps ahead of time. As of new preview versions of both OWA and Offic...
06:48 pm EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE review: the best full QWERTY phone Sprint has to offer
More Info Motorola ICS UI review Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE available August 19th for $200 Photon Q 4G LTE is coming 'very soon' The future of Motorola post-acquisition may still be a ...
06:48 pm EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE review: the best full QWERTY phone on Sprint's network
More Info Motorola ICS UI review Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE available August 19th for $200 Photon Q 4G LTE is coming 'very soon' The future of Motorola post-acquisition may still be a ...
06:28 pm EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget Google Play gift cards officially announced, now rolling out to Target, RadioShack and GameStop
We've seen hints of them in the Google Play app and some pretty clear evidence of them in the wild, and now Google has finally officially announced the availability of Google Play gift cards. Those ...
06:11 pm EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget Swann TrueBlue 4000 series D1 DVRs pack up to 8 cameras, 1TB of storage for home security
Home security may not have reached all-seeing aerial eye proportions, but Swann's TrueBlue 4000 series of D1 DVR systems can place up to eight digital peepers throughout your island fortress or humb...
05:49 pm EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget LG Motion 4G for MetroPCS hands-on (video)
The recent unveiling of that LTE-loaded Galaxy S Lightray doesn't appear to have slowed down MetroPCS, as the Texas-born carrier's quickly following up with yet another 4G handset to bring to its gr...
05:20 pm EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget All-weather motorcycle helmet heats and cools your face, protects grey matter (video)
Bob Averill, who introduced us to the world of underwater hamster care, had a couple of other projects to show us during our visit to Portland, Oregon, including the All-Weather Motorcycle Helmet. W...
05:00 pm EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget Listen to the Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 2PM ET!
As Leno and Letterman always say, we've got a great show for you coming up as Richard Lai joins the mobile podcast crew to opine on phones from the other side of the Pacific. Okay, Leno and Letterma...
04:38 pm EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget Motorola Defy Pro arrives in Rogers stores for $275
Canadians who need a handset capable of withstanding the frantic hustle of life can now avail themselves of Motorola's Defy Pro. The "lifeproof" smartphone should be able to withstand water, dust an...
04:12 pm EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget PSA: XBox 360 Dashboard Beta re-opens, offers 500,000 more slots
Microsoft is working on another update for the Xbox 360 dashboard, which means some lucky individuals will be able to get a sneaky peek thanks to the company's closed beta. Our tipsters have told us...
04:07 pm EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget MetroPCS outs LG Motion 4G in tandem with unlimited all-you-can-eat plan
LTE doesn't have to mean premium pricing -- just ask MetroPCS. The budget carrier, notable for its recent launch of VoLTE, has announced the availability of a limited time promo service bundling unl...
04:01 pm EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget FCC report says 19 million americans still without broadband access
The FCC believes that 19 million Americans don't have access to broadband, defined as internet access at a speed of 4 megabits per second or more. Understandably, rural areas are the worst hit, with...
03:36 pm EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget TomTom refreshes Navigation app for iOS, adds social features
TomTom has refreshed its Navigation App for iPhone and iPad with a new user interface, Foursquare integration and constantly updated maps. It'll also automatically check into your favorite hangouts ...
03:11 pm EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget Robot Hall of Fame voting begins for class of 2012, Johnny 5 learns where BigDogs sit
It's that time again: time for Carnegie Mellon to roll out the red carpet and welcome the crème de la crème of the robotics world into its halls. Since 2003 the school has been selectin...
02:47 pm EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia J gets a pre-unveiling hands-on, suggests we'll get exactly what we pay for
Giving Sony phones hands-on time before they're even announced must be in vogue this year. Hot on the heels of its look at what's now called the Xperia T, Mobile-review has given the entry-level Xpe...
02:23 pm EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget Skype adds photo sharing to iPad and iPhone app, soups up performance for both
Sure there are already a slew of photo sharing options for mobile apps, but those do who most of their chatting in Skype will surely welcome the addition of the feature for iOS devices. Thanks to a ...
01:57 pm EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget Barnes and Noble sees quarterly sales surge, losses fall to $41 million
Barnes & Noble has had a quarter worth remembering, bringing in $1.5 billion and reducing its losses to $41 million -- down from $57 million last year. Retail business was up, thanks to the clos...
01:24 pm EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: Instacube is a hip, Android-based digital photo frame for your Instagram feeds
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...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget Canon announces PowerShot SX500 IS, SX160 IS superzoom cameras ahead of Photokina
Digital imaging buffs are certain to experience a whirlwind autumn, but there's nothing on the books saying that manufacturers need wait for the biennial Photokina expo to roll out new models. Just ...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget Diamond Multimedia outs AMP1000 Android set-top box: Gingerbread-based, 1080p, sells for $120
Diamond Multimedia's more commonly known around the web for selling Mac and PC capture cards (among other things), but as of today, the company's officially entering the set-top box game with its AM...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget Jawbone takes a cue from Colorware, will let customers order the Jambox speaker in custom colors
Want a blue-and-black Bluetooth speaker to match your Engadget t-shirt, messenger bag and whatever other paraphernalia you have lying around? You're in luck: Jawbone is about to start accepting orde...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget Diamond Multimedia outs AMP1000 Android set-top box: Gingerbread-based, 1080p, sells for $120 (update: ICS coming this week)
Diamond Multimedia's more commonly known around the web for selling Mac and PC capture cards (among other things), but as of today, the company's officially entering the set-top box game with its AM...
12:29 pm EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget Acer launches Liquid Gallant, Liquid Gallant Duo in preparation for IFA
Acer's itchy trigger-finger has caused it to launch two new Ice Cream Sandwich-powered smartphones before IFA kicks off next week. The Liquid Gallant comes in single (Solo) and dual-sim (Duo) varian...
12:24 pm EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget MakerPlane lets you build an experimental aircraft with digital printers
If you're a member of that mildly crazy tribe who want to build and actually fly their own airplane, MakerPlane has a new way of enabling your obsession. The open source aviation organization will a...
12:00 pm EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget ooVoo updates its iOS and Android apps to support four-way video calls
First ooVoo opened up four-way video chats on Facebook, and now the video calling service is doing the same for its Android and iOS apps. The company just updates both applications so that you can v...
11:27 am EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget Apple gets patent for process that replaces unwanted media with user content
If your favorite audio or video broadcasts are spamming you with obnoxious ads (or anything else you don't like) an Apple patent describes a process to cut them out -- then substitute your personal ...
10:52 am EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget Google grabs glove-based input patent, could spell out gesture control
Google might have already patented some nifty eye-tracking controls, but that doesn't mean it isn't considering other sensory input. A recently granted patent hints at a potential glove-based contro...
10:33 am EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget Samsung spending $4 billion to renovate Austin chip factory
Premiership footballers will be weeping in envy at the way Samsung's been spending its cash this month. After splashing $822 million on a Korean R&D center, it's now chucking $4 billion to renov...
09:55 am EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile and Orange to rebrand as Everything Everywhere, sell 4G spectrum to rival Three
When UK networks T-Mobile and Orange united under the Everything Everywhere umbrella, many people speculated if the two would become a single entity. That didn't happen, but according to Sky News, t...
09:55 am EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile and Orange to rebrand as Everything Everywhere, sell 4G spectrum to rival Three (update)
When UK networks T-Mobile and Orange united under the Everything Everywhere umbrella, many people speculated if the two would become a single entity. That didn't happen, but according to Sky News, t...
09:11 am EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget Panasonic expands smart home appliance line, adds Android Smart App, cloud services
If a wireless light bulb wasn't quite the Jetson's style future you were hoping for, perhaps Panasonic's planned expansion of its smart home appliances will better scratch that itch. From next month...
08:27 am EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget TechBASIC 2.3 links iOS to world of sensors through Bluetooth, no pesky computers in the way (video)
If a Bluetooth sensor doesn't already have iOS support, pairing it up will often involve a patient wait for an official app or some not-quite-official tweaking, at best -- Apple won't allow just any...
07:39 am EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget Victorinox nixes software updates for USB drives, security certificate to expire in September
Victorinox may have offered a hefty bounty to crack its secure USB drives' encryption, but the storage sticks seem to have met their match another way: the end of software support. In an email sent ...
06:58 am EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget Ofcom approves Everything Everywhere's early 4G plans, starting next month
While Brits still languish at the back of the queue for LTE, there is at least a sliver of hope that regulator Ofcom is moving forward with plans for 4G provision. It's announced today that carrier E...
06:58 am EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget Ofcom approves Everything Everywhere's early 4G plans, starting next month (update)
While Brits still languish at the back of the queue for LTE, there is at least a sliver of hope that regulator Ofcom is moving forward with plans for 4G provision. It's announced today that carrier E...
06:33 am EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget Back in the BBS days: how-to helps newbs navigate to a pre-internet playground
The web has an origin story, one that predates any cozy trip in the wayback machine. That's because where we're going, there is no internet -- at least, not as you now know it -- only Bulletin Board...
05:51 am EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget Sony NEX-5R and NEX-6 allegedly get pictured, flaunt WiFi logos
In early August, an Indonesian POSTEL listing revealed two new mirrorless NEX shooters in Sony's pipeline, both reportedly rocking wireless LAN chips. Now VR-Zone seems to have come across certifica...
05:51 am EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget Sony NEX-5R and NEX-6 allegedly get pictured, flaunt WiFi logos (updated with leaked press shots)
In early August, an Indonesian POSTEL listing revealed two new mirrorless NEX shooters in Sony's pipeline, both reportedly rocking wireless LAN chips. Now VR-Zone seems to have come across certifica...
05:17 am EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget Israeli donkeys get WiFi-equipped for historical theme park
It's WiFi for your ass -- the animal kind -- and it's only available in Israel. Yes, as unreal and inappropriate as that proposition may seem, an historical amusement park located in the Middle East...
04:09 am EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget Maxthon web browser arrives in bite-sized form for iPhone
Maxthon has long since escaped the days when it was chiefly a customized version of Internet Explorer on the desktop, and nowhere is that more apparent than its just-launched version of the normally...
03:12 am EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget BitInstant founder says BitCoin debit card to launch within next two months
A BitCoin debit card could be in your very near future thanks to the efforts of trader-backed BitInstant. That fund transfer outfit, dedicated solely to the digital currency, has partnered with an u...
02:04 am EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget Motorola's latest ITC complaint against Apple targets newer iOS devices and Macs, messaging and sync
Motorola filed its most recent ITC complaint against Apple so late into last week that the court system couldn't immediately provide more details; we're only just seeing documents now that the weeke...
01:22 am EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget RadioShack No Contract Wireless may be getting ready to launch September 5th
Evidence of a RadioShack-branded wireless carrier popped up just a few days ago, and now we have word from another tipster that reveals when it may launch. As seen above, the screen reveals a planne...
12:50 am EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 9:30PM 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 9:30PM. Please be a part of it by reviewing the list of topics after the bre...
12:23 am EDT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Engadget NetTalk updates Android application with fresh UI, new in-app features
Some members of the Android crowd have been able to happily make gratis calls throughout the US and Canada with NetTalk's app offering for a while now, and today the calling service is pushing out a...
11:41 pm EDT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Engadget Alpha Range iOS game requires a pico projector and laser pointer, we go hands-on (video)
Granted, a magical little smartphone is all the gadgetry most casual gaming fans require to get their fix, but when LaserVR's Travis Haagen popped by our informal meetup at Portland's Ground Kontrol...
11:17 pm EDT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Engadget Liquidware team crafts laser tripwire that tweets intruder alerts, keeps fake sharks at bay (video)
Laser tripwire security systems can be expensive propositions that don't always work as planned -- just ask Raytheon, which saw its $100 million Perimeter Intrusion Detection System for JFK Interna...
10:46 pm EDT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Engadget Microsoft opens $14.99 Windows 8 upgrade registration for purchasers of Windows 7 PCs
Normally the early bird gets the worm, but in the case of Windows 8, purchasers of Windows 7 PCs will have until February 28th, 2013 to snag their promotional upgrade. The Windows Upgrade Offer, whi...
10:40 pm EDT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Engadget IEEE pushes for Ethernet standard between 400Gbps and 1Tbps, hopes to head off big data crunch
Ethernet might seem passé to those of us toting Ultrabooks, but it's important enough to provoke a crisis for internet providers and many of those who depend on high-speed computing networks ...
10:23 pm EDT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Engadget Must See HDTV (August 20th - 26th)
Welcome to the summer doldrums between the Olympics, and later in the fall when new shows premiere and the box office hits get their home releases. There are a few things to keep an eye out for with...
10:12 pm EDT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Engadget Frank Zappa music catalog now available on iTunes, could be coming soon to Spotify and Rdio
Freak out (!), because another music legend's starting to bite the iTunes pie. With the well-documented Beatles-on-iTunes saga well behind us, it's time for the late Frank Zappa to become one of the...
09:45 pm EDT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Engadget NASA InSight tapped for Mars drilling mission in 2016
The surface of Mars? Psh... been there. With the Curiosity stage well under way, our exploration of the Red Planet is about to take a dive beneath the dust. Interior Exploration using Seismic Invest...
09:39 pm EDT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Engadget Motorola Xyboard WiFi, Verizon 4G models get Android 4.0 updates
If you've embraced Motorola's vision of tablets warmly enough to have picked up a Xyboard 8.2 or 10.1, your loyalty is being rewarded. Both the WiFi versions and Verizon's Droid Xyboard variants sho...
09:14 pm EDT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Engadget Rumored Samsung Galaxy S II Plus resurfaces: adds purported specs and pictures
It's been a long, long time since we first saw the unannounced Galaxy S II Plus show up in some leaked benchmarks. Today, however, Sammy's souped-up flavor of that famed S2 is making the rounds on t...
08:52 pm EDT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Engadget Adobe begins regular updates to Creative Cloud applications, details future improvements for Creative Suite
Adobe's subscription-based software service is three months old and the outfit is rolling out the first of its regular updates to the Creative Cloud set of applications. Alongside a new preview of A...
08:29 pm EDT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Engadget Football fans score additional content in Sky Sports for iPad update
The app devs over at Sky Sports are having a busy year, and after improving their iPad offering for the F1 season, they're back with a "second screen" update for football (soccer) fans. Just in time...
08:00 pm EDT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Engadget Engadget Primed: The crazy science of GPU compute
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...
07:46 pm EDT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Engadget Olympus confirms new high-end Four Thirds DSLR 'currently under study' following vague Facebook post
Visitors to Olympus' UK Facebook page were met with some "BREAKING NEWS!!" on Friday. According to the post, the camera maker is developing a new DSLR that would theoretically offer focusing perform...
07:27 pm EDT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Engadget IBM alliance sets efficiency record for solar power cells using common materials
There have been more than a few solar power efficiency records set in the past few months, let alone years. What makes IBM, DelSolar, Solar Frontier and Tokyo Ohka Kogyo think they can just waltz in...
07:00 pm EDT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Engadget Editorial: Cutting the cable cord is a young trend going in the right direction
This week I bought a Roku. Late to the party? Yes, but not as late as you might suppose. Roku has sold about 2.5 million streaming media boxes since the product launched in 2008. Approximately 1.5 m...
06:39 pm EDT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Engadget Warner quietly extends the expiration dates of digital copies, discs remain ornamental
Missed out on claiming digital copies of video included with your discs because the expiration dates have passed? Well, Warner Bros. wants to make such frustrations a mere memory, as Tech of the Hub ...
06:00 pm EDT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Engadget Toshiba Satellite U845 review: an inexpensive Ultrabook worth considering
More Info Toshiba shows off 14-inch Ultrabook, we go hands-on Toshiba intros 14-inch Satellite U845 Ultrabook Toshiba Satellite U845W review Toshiba's most recent Ultrabook offerings...
05:40 pm EDT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Engadget Curiosity landing video assembled from high-res images (video)
A new video has been compiled by Spaceflight101.com showing Curiosity's final minutes of terror in glorious HD (though a dearth of frames and lack of stabilization make it a bit herky-jerky). It's a...
05:19 pm EDT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Engadget BBC not bringing iPlayer or live streaming to Windows Phone 8, blames Microsoft
Microsoft is getting brickbats from developers unenthused by its forthcoming operating system(s), and the BBC is the latest to join the chorus. When asked about bringing iPlayer to Windows Phone, th...
05:19 pm EDT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Engadget BBC not bringing iPlayer or live streaming to Windows Phone, blames Microsoft
Microsoft is getting brickbats from developers unenthused by its forthcoming operating system(s), and the BBC is the latest to join the chorus. When asked about bringing iPlayer to Windows Phone, th...
05:00 pm EDT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Engadget Ben Heck creates hands-free wheelchair attachment for expectant father
Ben Heck may have cut his teeth on hacked gaming consoles, but these days, the modder-turned-show-host has turned a good deal of his focus to projects aimed at improving accessibility and mobility f...
04:37 pm EDT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Engadget Sony sells 2.2 million PS Vitas worldwide, will redirect marketing toward 'younger audience'
Sony confirmed to us that it sold 2.2 million PlayStation Vitas worldwide as of June 30th, roughly 250,000 a month since it passed the 1.2 million mark back in February. In an interview with PlayFro...
04:00 pm EDT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Engadget Engadget's back to school guide 2012: portable audio
Welcome to Engadget's back to school guide! The end of summer vacation isn't nearly as much fun as the weeks that come before, but a chance to update your tech tools likely helps to ease the pain. To...
03:32 pm EDT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Engadget Green Day make cameo in Angry Birds Facebook offering as mascara-wearing egg thieves
Punk's not dead, it's just diversifying its portfolio. Having already conquered Broadway, East Bay pop-punkers Green Day are hitting the world of casual gaming with a new episode of Facebook's Angry...
03:06 pm EDT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Engadget Curiosity rover warms up its laser with basaltic rock blast
Intrepid 6-wheeler Curiosity perhaps protested too much when it tweeted "Yes, I've got a laser beam attached to my head. I'm not ill tempered; I zapped a rock for science." NASA turned the rover's h...
02:38 pm EDT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 teardown shows easy fixes, skimpy battery
We've already deconstructed Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 on a metaphorical level, and now it's iFixit's turn to go the literal route. The DIY repair outlet found the pen-friendly tablet to be one of i...
02:10 pm EDT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G shows off all sides, sticks with new name
The saga of Samsung's Galaxy S Relay 4G (né Galaxy S Blaze Q) continues. In this latest episode, we're presented with an annotated set of pictures showing each side of the device -- courtesy ...
01:39 pm EDT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Engadget Digispark, Arduino's unofficial kid brother, takes Kickstarter by storm (video)
Hobbyist Erik Kettenburg was concerned that the size and cost of Arduino stifled his ability to craft, so he set about developing Digispark. It's an Arduino-compatible board, the size of a quarter, ...
01:00 pm EDT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Engadget Origin whips out dual-wielding EON17-SLX laptop with SLI CrossFireX support
Origin's introducing the brawny EON17-SLX to its adoring public of hardcore gamers. The 17-inch laptop comes packing professionally overclocked Ivy Bridge CPUs and the option to add dual NVIDIA GeFo...
01:00 pm EDT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Engadget Synaptics enters the keyboard market, announces the ThinTouch keyboard aimed at Ultrabooks
More likely than not, when you think of Synaptics you think of its touchpads. Or maybe, if you're a mobile aficionado, you know it for its touchscreens, used in phones like the HTC One X and Sony Xp...
01:00 pm EDT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Engadget Synaptics spills more details on ForcePad, a pressure-sensitive trackpad coming to laptops in 2013
We spend an awful lot of time in laptop reviews railing against modern trackpads -- you know, the ones that mistake left clicks for right ones, or have a really stiff button mechanism. Well, it look...
12:30 pm EDT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Engadget CE-Oh no he didn't!: Tesla's Elon Musk calls the Fisker Karma a 'mediocre product at a high price'
"I don't think very highly of Henrik Fisker," Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, told Automobile magazine in a recent interview. Musk was recalling events leading up to a 2008 lawsuit in which Tesla ac...
11:51 am EDT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Engadget Nook headed for UK as Barnes & Noble goes international, dabbles in the Queen's English
Well, our English friends, today is a good day. Your choice in e-readers is about to get that much better as Barnes & Noble has decided to make your homeland the first stop on its highly-anticip...
11:34 am EDT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S Duos goes official: launches in Europe next month
Aside from that minor labeling at the top, the Galaxy S Duos appears to be trading heavily on the looks of Samsung's latest flagship. That said, it does have its own trick; space for two SIMs. The p...
11:10 am EDT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 arrives at the Carphone Warehouse
Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 is now available at the Carphone Warehouse for the stylus-toting multi-tasker in your life. The independent UK retailer is selling the 16GB, WiFi version for £400, w...
10:26 am EDT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Engadget Netflix nabs a million UK subscribers, promises to 'invest heavily' to outbid Sky for movie rights
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has threatened a bidding war with UK Broadcaster BSkyB for premium movie rights, and he could have the war chest to back it up -- the company also hit the million subscribe...
09:45 am EDT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Engadget Slacker Radio embraces Pussy Riot through 'Protest' station
There's been plenty of talk about Russian feminist punk collective Pussy Riot in the global media over the past few weeks, but the neon-ski-mask-donning assemblage's music isn't particularly easy to...
08:48 am EDT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Engadget Sony announces new Exmor RS cameraphone sensor: upgraded signal processing, HDR video recording
That camera sensor in your smartphone is very likely to be a Sony-made module which means it's worth keeping an eye on the company's latest sensor developments. Your next phone could be packing one ...
08:33 am EDT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Engadget Syfy for iPad app adds Sync feature, second screen content launches Tuesday with Face Off (video)
We're still not sure about the Sci Fi / Syfy Network name switch, but whatever you call it the network is the latest to jump on the trend of second screen features. Currently available on the latest...
07:30 am EDT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Engadget HTC to lose its $40 million investment from OnLive's financial restructuring
As cloud-based gaming service OnLive struggles to reform itself and cope with its pricey infrastructure, HTC's $40 million investment made last year will disappear completely, according to a recent ...
06:56 am EDT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Engadget Samsung teases Galaxy Note II, 'a small and light thing' (video)
We're just over two weeks away from Samsung unpacking its latest phone, with the company already pointing to a Galaxy Note successor. Well, here's something to whet the appetites of anyone into big ...
05:45 am EDT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Engadget Cowon's X9 PMP now shipping, features up to 110 hours of music playback
The latest addition to Cowon's line of portable media players is reaching consumers' hands in the good, old US of A as shipping is now underway for the X9. The PMP -- which comes in either black or ...
05:15 am EDT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Engadget Best Buy names Hubert Joly as new CEO, will take on leadership in September
It's been a rough year for Best Buy -- it's shuttered dozens of stores, seen its founder step down and even lost its CEO, Brian Dunn. Still, the big box retailer hasn't given up hope, and today chose...
03:40 am EDT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus Vu goes global, trades Snapdragon processor for NVIDIA Tegra 3
LG's extra-wide handset appears to be embarking on a world tour, and its packing a new processor for the trip. The Optimus Vu will be taking NVIDIA'S Tegra 3 chip to select markets in Europe, Asia, ...
03:17 am EDT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Engadget Bioshock custom rig is Big Daddy of pinball machines, gives players a taste of Rapture
If you're going to revisit a certain underwater dystopia, you might as well have a ball. At least that's the approach being taken by Sweden-based DIYer rasmadrak, who has decided to build a Bioshock...
02:45 am EDT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Engadget OnLive officially announces asset acquisition, notes that its newly formed company will keep OnLive name
Amid the rumors, sourced reports and statements, it was easy to lose track of the facts surrounding OnLive's recent restructuring efforts. No surprise then, that the newly formed outfit has issued a...
02:43 am EDT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Engadget How would you change Canon's PowerShot G1 X?
Canon's brutally designed PowerShot G1 X eschews flowing lines for angular, boxy lines that may only appeal to fans of Le Corbusier and The Smithsons. However, that harsh body covers a camera aiming...
01:15 am EDT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Engadget Micromax intros supersize-on-a-budget Superfone Canvas A100, more moderate Pixel A90
Extra-large phones often skew towards the, shall we say, pricey side. Micromax is keen to democratize this desire for the gigantic with the Superfone Canvas A100 (shown here on the left). A 5-inch L...
12:21 am EDT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of August 13th, 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 ...
11:12 pm EDT - Sun, August 19, 2012
Engadget Autonomous Wave Glider bot launched to track sharks, beam real-time data to your iPhone and iPad
When they're not breaking world records, fuel-hating Wave Glider seabots like to indulge in other hobbies, like shark tracking. One of the vessels has just been launched off the coast near San Franc...
09:20 pm EDT - Sun, August 19, 2012
Engadget Motorola Droid RAZR HD guides slip out to the web, pop the hype balloon (video)
Not that we were on pins and needles wondering what Motorola's September 5th event would contain, but what vestige of mystery was left may just have been sapped away. A quartet of Motorola tutorial ...
08:48 pm EDT - Sun, August 19, 2012
Engadget Switched On: the watch and the workhorse
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. In mature, competitive markets flooded with products, many brands come and go. Last week, though, two companies came...
07:56 pm EDT - Sun, August 19, 2012
Engadget AT&T may discontinue subsidized tablet sales, will still offer slates at full price
Saving a few short-term bucks on a subsidized tablet by inking a two-year contract with AT&T may be a thing of the past. According to a document sent to us by a tipster, Ma Bell will no longer o...
07:15 pm EDT - Sun, August 19, 2012
Engadget PSA: Nintendo 3DS XL now available in US, AC adapter included
That Japan-exclusive Pikachu clamshell might be slightly out of reach for US buyers, but starting today they can pick up a regular 3DS XL to the tune of $200. The oversized Nintendo handheld surpass...
05:21 pm EDT - Sun, August 19, 2012
Engadget Finland sets new mobile phone record... by throwing one
Admittedly, Finland's seen better days in the mobile industry, but that hasn't stopped the townspeople in Savonlinna from hosting the 13th annual Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships to brighte...
04:21 pm EDT - Sun, August 19, 2012
Engadget Bluetooth Bulb lets you switch on, time, dim and color your lighting from your phone (video)
Every once in a while, someone tries to give the humble light bulb a little next-gen flavor. This time, we're adding Bluetooth 4.0 to the mix. Why, you ask? Good question, and one with a simple answ...
02:30 pm EDT - Sun, August 19, 2012
Engadget Inhabitat's week in green: solar powered toilet, pollution-fighting mural and the world's largest rooftop wind farm
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. Hear those school bells in the distance? It's hard to be...
01:08 pm EDT - Sun, August 19, 2012
Engadget NASA maps out proposed travel plans for Curiosity, decides to head for the hills
As the vista on Mars gradually gets ever clearer, and the system checks continue to show that the rover is in good stead, the team behind Curiosity will be increasingly eager to stretch its legs whe...
11:23 am EDT - Sun, August 19, 2012
Engadget Pikachu Yellow 3DS XL to hit Japanese shores, require a pre-order for purchase
Nintendo handhelds are no strangers to new coats of paint -- or Pokemon, for that matter -- and now the firm is readying a Japan-exclusive Pikachu Yellow 3DS XL (officially the LL for locals). The b...
10:01 am EDT - Sun, August 19, 2012
Engadget Volkswagen 2013 Jetta Hybrid sets speed record, gives new meaning to hypermiling
Most hybrid car drivers will tell you that their world is all about being gentle on the throttle, spending as much time as possible in that electric-only speed range even if it makes a family miniva...
08:28 am EDT - Sun, August 19, 2012
Engadget Georgia Tech develops self-charging battery that marches to the owner's beat
One of the last times we saw the concept of a self-recharging battery, it was part of a high-minded Nokia patent whose ideas still haven't seen the light of day. Researchers at Georgia Tech are more...
06:33 am EDT - Sun, August 19, 2012
Engadget Premium Collection hot shoe covers are cufflinks for your cam, let you dazzle up that DSLR
You love the focus speed, image quality is top-notch and even videos turn out just as expected -- still, there's something missing with your latest DSLR, though it's just a tad hard to place. What y...
05:06 am EDT - Sun, August 19, 2012
Engadget Harvard stores 704TB in a gram of DNA, may have us shopping for organically-grown storage (video)
Early research has had DNA making circuits and little factories. We haven't really seen DNA used as a storage medium, however, and it's evident we've been missing out. A Harvard team led by George C...
03:26 am EDT - Sun, August 19, 2012
Engadget Sony quietly outs Xperia SL: dual-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon S3, four hues
That oft-rumored successor to the Sony Xperia S smartphone, the Xperia SL? Sony's now officially listing the 4.3-inch GSM device as "coming soon" on its website, along with full details and specs. A...
02:06 am EDT - Sun, August 19, 2012
Engadget Ask Engadget: What's the best entry-level DSLR?
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 Joyce, who wants us to open t...
01:15 am EDT - Sun, August 19, 2012
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of August 13th, 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, Clove teased the October arriv...
12:23 am EDT - Sun, August 19, 2012
Engadget Facebook to backup its servers with low-power storage devices at 'Sub-Zero' data center
Data backups come in all shapes and sizes. For some, they take the form of external hard drives or a slice of the amorphous cloud. As for Facebook, its upcoming solution is low-power deep-storage ha...
11:12 pm EDT - Sat, August 18, 2012
Engadget Motorola posts Android bootloader unlock page, lets just one device pass muster
Motorola drew fresh respect after it vowed that its Android device customers could unlock their bootloaders, starting with the Photon Q LTE. Nearly everything about that process was kept in the dar...
10:02 pm EDT - Sat, August 18, 2012
Engadget Ceton's Media Center Companion apps for mobiles hit RC status, add new features (video)
Fans of Windows Media Center will have a new remote control option soon, as Ceton has pushed out some release candidates of its mobile device Companion apps. Beta testers should be seeing some new f...
09:00 pm EDT - Sat, August 18, 2012
Engadget Alt-week 8.18.12: Graphene sponges, zero-g athletics and tweets in space
Alt-week peels back the covers on some of the more curious sci-tech stories from the last seven days. We see a lot of crazy stories here at Engadget, especially when we spend our week poking around ...
08:04 pm EDT - Sat, August 18, 2012
Engadget Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Student Edition Bundle officially hits stores tomorrow, yours for $250 until Sept.1st
After leaking early and then being sold ahead of schedule at Best Buy, Samsung's Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Student Edition Bundle -- yes, that's really its full moniker -- now has a confirmed street date. St...
07:28 pm EDT - Sat, August 18, 2012
Engadget Fisker completes investigation of latest Karma EV fire, issues vehicle-wide cooling fan recall
Recall Fisker's latest fiery episode last week that left the front left quarter panel of a Karma hybrid EV burnt to a crisp in a Woodside, California parking lot? As promised, the company has comple...
07:28 pm EDT - Sat, August 18, 2012
Engadget Fisker completes investigation of latest Karma hybrid EV fire, issues vehicle-wide cooling fan recall
Recall Fisker's latest fiery episode last week that left the front left quarter panel of a Karma hybrid EV burnt to a crisp in a Woodside, California parking lot? As promised, the company has comple...
06:13 pm EDT - Sat, August 18, 2012
Engadget XBMC for Android available in nightly builds for that risky media fix
We only just learned in earnest that XBMC was coming to Android last month, and yet we're already looking at workable builds. Kermonine96 at the XDA-Developers forum has started offering his own, un...
05:00 pm EDT - Sat, August 18, 2012
Engadget OnLive's alternative to bankruptcy: just what is an Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors?
The news is out. OnLive, Inc. is no more, having cut the bulk of its workforce loose and used an Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors (ABC) to absolve itself of massive debts incurred by the expa...
03:58 pm EDT - Sat, August 18, 2012
Engadget Apple responds to iPhone text message spoofing, reminds us how secure iMessage is
If you're a frequent texter, and the iPhone is your weapon of choice, there's a good chance you've been a wee bit concerned since yesterday's report that the device is vulnerable to a certain SMS sp...
03:34 pm EDT - Sat, August 18, 2012
Engadget ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 gets Jelly Bean update, TF700 looks at watch impatiently
Teasing your customers about forthcoming software updates isn't very nice -- unless you deliver on the very same day, of course. ASUS hinted, just this morning, that Jelly Bean might be on its way t...
03:16 pm EDT - Sat, August 18, 2012
Engadget Android Open Source Project targets Sony Xperia S, wants to get experimental
The Android Open Source Project has typically (and understandably) been a very Nexus-focused affair -- until now that is. Technical Lead for the AOSP, Jean-Baptiste Queru, announced this week that f...
02:20 pm EDT - Sat, August 18, 2012
Engadget DSLR gets dollop of Raspberry Pi for future home-baked camera accessories
We love a tasty mélange of gadgets, and that's just what photographer / hacker David Hunt has served up with a Raspberry Pi board inserted into his DSLR's battery grip. He used the handle for...
01:06 pm EDT - Sat, August 18, 2012
Engadget MIT 'microthrusters' are the size of a penny, could reposition tiny satellites
Bus-sized satellites require massive engines for even the slightest movements, but as far smaller structures become a possibility, a tiny driving mechanism can offer usable thrust. To serve this nex...
11:25 am EDT - Sat, August 18, 2012
Engadget Sky Sports TV app for Android now available, brings live events to the UK and Ireland
Not to be outdone by The Worldwide Leader in Sports, Sky's just released its own application to keep football enthusiasts entertained while on the go -- at least Premier League fans using Android sl...
09:50 am EDT - Sat, August 18, 2012
Engadget LeapFrog's child-friendly LeapPad 2 goes on sale for $100, is ready for sticky fingers
You might've already checked out our hands-on time with LeapFrog's next-gen LeapPad, but starting today, now you can finally get your own palms on the kid-friendly slate. The company -- who's also i...
08:23 am EDT - Sat, August 18, 2012
Engadget CM10 nightly builds now rolling out to select devices
Like Jelly Beans, custom Android ROMs tend to have different flavors -- and CyanogenMod happens to be a fan favorite. Good thing then, that the CM10 team is now serving nightly builds of its Jelly Be...
07:31 am EDT - Sat, August 18, 2012
Engadget Sony unveils NEX-EA50EH pro camcorder with nary a dog or pony (video)
Sony is continuing to build out its NXCAM video camera line with the new interchangeable lens NEX-EA50EH, a surprise entrant that's aimed firmly at the run and gun professional crowd. It sports the ...
06:46 am EDT - Sat, August 18, 2012
Engadget [email protected] Consortium and International 3D Society combine, don't make 6D
There are lots of companies behind that 3D content you ogle at the cinema or at home, and all of them are likely to be members of the International 3D Society or the [email protected] Consortium. Both of thes...
04:54 am EDT - Sat, August 18, 2012
Engadget Steam to debut Big Picture beta soon, make couch potatoes of PC gamers
Early last year, Valve mentioned it was working on something called Big Picture mode for Steam, an alternative user interface with controller support designed specifically for use on televisions. Ac...
03:14 am EDT - Sat, August 18, 2012
Engadget Crackle's free movie streaming expands to the Nook Tablet, Android and iOS apps updated for TV playback
It may not have quite the catalog of Netflix (or the same HD quality), but Sony Pictures' Crackle streaming service does have one big thing going for it: it's completely free. It's also found its wa...
01:31 am EDT - Sat, August 18, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III on Verizon gets one-click bootloader unlock, freedom is just a Google Play away
We were intrigued to see a bootloader unlock emerge for Verizon's Galaxy S III variant just this week. Unless you're the kind for whom a beta is just too... safe, though, the method on offer to date...
12:06 am EDT - Sat, August 18, 2012
Engadget OnLive hits reset after being dragged down by expensive servers, confirms service will continue
OnLive has finally issued an official statement after rumors of mass layoffs first leaked out earlier today, confirming that its assets have been acquired into a newly-formed company with what it cl...
11:25 pm EDT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Engadget Post-acquisition Motorola files fresh ITC complaint against Apple
We hope you didn't think that Motorola would fight a purely defensive patent war against Apple after Google's acquisition closed. Just days before a final ruling on its initial complaints, the RAZR ...
10:52 pm EDT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Engadget FCC Fridays: August 17, 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...
09:47 pm EDT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Engadget Source: OnLive undergoing acquisition in wake of dire financials, laying off 'at least 50 percent' of staff
After a lot of back and forth from the rumor mill and official OnLive channels, we now have what we believe to be a far clearer view of precisely what is happening right now at OnLive headquarters i...
09:47 pm EDT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Engadget Source: OnLive undergoing buyout in wake of dire financials, laying off 'at least 50 percent' of staff
After a lot of back and forth from the rumor mill and official OnLive channels, we now have what we believe to be a far clearer view of precisely what is happening right now at OnLive headquarters i...
09:18 pm EDT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Engadget Xiaomi Phones may enter Europe next year, because China ain't big enough
Here's a bit of good news to soak in over the weekend. After the unveiling of the Xiaomi Phone 2 (aka Mi2) in front of some 3,000 people yesterday, a reliable source informed us that the Chinese sta...
08:50 pm EDT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Engadget Motorola schedules press event for September 5th, dubs it the 'day's main event'
September 5th is going to be a pretty busy day, by the looks of it. While we'll likely get to see a few Windows Phone 8 devices in Nokia's Lumia lineup in the morning, Motorola has scheduled a Save ...
08:29 pm EDT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Engadget AT&T: FaceTime over cellular feature to be included in Mobile Share plans at no extra charge, not available for other data plans
AT&T is offering a bit of clarification on the rumors involving a standalone feature offering FaceTime over Cellular for an additional charge: the iOS6 feature (due out this fall) will actually ...
07:47 pm EDT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Engadget Campaign to build Nikola Telsa museum hits $500k in less than 48 hours, hopes to raise $850k
Nikola Tesla may not have gotten all the credit he was due in his lifetime, but his stature has grown considerably since, and many of the inventions he dreamed up are now finding new life in today's...
07:47 pm EDT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Engadget Campaign to build Nikola Tesla museum hits $500k in less than 48 hours, hopes to raise $850k
Nikola Tesla may not have gotten all the credit he was due in his lifetime, but his stature has grown considerably since, and many of the inventions he dreamed up are now finding new life in today's...
07:23 pm EDT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Engadget Samsung gets green-light for $822 million R&D HQ in Korea
Samsung has received permission from local authorities to erect a 330,000 square meter, 10-storey high research and development center in Umyeon-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul. The facility, which broke gro...
07:14 pm EDT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Engadget OnLive reportedly shutting down, new company forming in its wake (update: OnLive says 'of course not')
Well, here's a bit of a shocker. After a strong showing at E3 and partnerships with companies like OUYA, gaming service OnLive is reportedly closing down, with an entire staff layoff resulting. Poly...
06:56 pm EDT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 311 - 08.17.2012
After a slight... week long delay we finally have your new episode of the Engadget HD Podcast. If you've been waiting for a Fantasy Football update, existing league members should have invites in the...
06:31 pm EDT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Engadget Skype for Windows 8 preview, user interface revealed in web leak
Wondering what Skype's Windows 8 interface might look like? Sure, you could use your imagination -- and probably guess the design with a fair amount of accuracy -- or you can poke around an early ha...
06:00 pm EDT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Engadget How 3D printing changed the face of 'ParaNorman'
We drive around in circles trying to find the place. There's no signage indicating our destination -- no giant, looming cartoon characters or even a logo, just a faceless building in a maze of indus...
05:34 pm EDT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Engadget HP creates Mobility division to focus on consumer tablets, taps ex-MeeGo maven Alberto Torres to run it
Despite the culling of Palm's offerings from its product portfolio, HP isn't exiting the tablet space. Far from it. Evidence of a new tablet has been floating around since April, and we've even caugh...
05:13 pm EDT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Engadget Google Street View expands to cover swaths of Brazil and Mexican ruins, won't substitute for a vacation
For a country that dominates the Latin American landscape, Brazil hasn't had much of a presence in Google Street View outside of major cities like Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo. A fresh update to Stre...
04:53 pm EDT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Engadget iPhone reportedly vulnerable to text message spoofing flaw
If you're an iPhone owner, you may want to use good judgment before responding to any out-of-the-blue text messages in the near future. French jailbreak developer and security researcher pod2g finds...
04:31 pm EDT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Engadget Fujitsu making laptops from unwanted CDs and DVDs
Back in our day, we used to listen to music on shiny plastic discs with lasers, not any of your new-fangled Zunes and what not. That was back when bands had sensible names, like the Dave Clark Five....
04:00 pm EDT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Engadget Engadget's back to school guide 2012: digital cameras
Welcome to Engadget's back to school guide! The end of summer vacation isn't nearly as much fun as the weeks that come before, but a chance to update your tech tools likely helps to ease the pain. To...
03:40 pm EDT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Engadget Lenovo reveals K860 Music Phone, quad-core Exynos and a 5-inch screen
It's been a pretty good week for Lenovo all things told, but the Chinese firms isn't stopping to congratulate itself too much. Today, it's business as usual, marked by the official arrival of the ne...
03:40 pm EDT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Engadget Lenovo reveals K860 LePhone, quad-core Exynos and a 5-inch screen
It's been a pretty good week for Lenovo all things told, but the Chinese firms isn't stopping to congratulate itself too much. Today, it's business as usual, marked by the official arrival of the ne...
03:15 pm EDT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 149 - 08.16.2012
You know that we go hard here on the Engadget Mobile Podcast, digging deep into hardware and software radios, spectrum politics, and futuristic mobile optimizations. This week, we're going harder wi...
02:54 pm EDT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Engadget Custom ROM brings Android 4.0.4 to the Desire HD, does what HTC couldn't
HTC wasn't too popular when they denied Desire HD owners a hearty mouthful of Ice Cream Sandwich, but as usual, the community over at XDA Developers has stepped up to make it happen. Despite HTC cla...
02:54 pm EDT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Engadget Custom ROM brings Android 4.0.4 to the Desire HD, does what HTC wouldn't
HTC wasn't too popular when they denied Desire HD owners a hearty mouthful of Ice Cream Sandwich, but as usual, the community over at XDA Developers has stepped up to make it happen. Despite HTC cla...
02:27 pm EDT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Engadget GameStop's cloud streaming will spurn consoles, hang with PCs, tabs and TVs only
When GameStop bought Spawn Labs, it was clear that some sort of cloud-based game streaming was on deck, to compete with the likes of Sony's Gaikai and Onlive (now allied with Ouya). However, the com...
02:00 pm EDT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Engadget Gamescom 2012 wrap-up
Cologne, city of cathedrals, chocolate museums and -- at least for the last week -- a little bit of cosplay. While Gamescom largely concentrated on the latest titles coming in the next year, there w...
01:43 pm EDT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Engadget Sony starts pushing Android 4.0 update to Xperia P owners, Xperia U and more coming soon
Sony has been steadily deploying its Android 4.0 updates, but it's been leaving some of its newest phones out of the loop. Consider the Xperia P back in the groove: its upgrade is rolling out over t...
01:30 pm EDT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Engadget Distro Issue 53: Will the S Pen-wielding Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 rise above its tablet foes?
The unfinished Galaxy Note 10.1 was cast into Android slate prime time at Mobile World Congress a few months back. Now the production model as arrived and we put it through its paces in this week's ...
01:11 pm EDT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Engadget New York artist fashions dead drop from dying hardware, mounts DVD burner in city wall
The optical drive may be making its exit in the world of personal computing, but at least it seems to still have a place in artistic architecture. Aram Bartholl -- the man behind New York City's inf...
12:45 pm EDT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Engadget Engadget Podcast 306 - 08.17.2012
Here at the Engadget Podcast, we're all about the little guys: the Joe The Plumbers of the technology world, the underdogs fighting for their sweet little piece of the silicon-flavored pie: hardware...
12:24 pm EDT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Engadget ZTE touts world's first FD-LTE and TD-LTE mobile hotspot and USB modem
You likely know the uncomfortable feeling when family members refuse to talk to each other, and such is the case with FD-LTE and TD-LTE -- two similar but incompatible LTE technologies that've gaine...
11:47 am EDT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Engadget Acer scrapes $14.5 million in profit as it becomes world's third biggest PC maker
Acer rose a place to become the world's third biggest PC maker this quarter, with net profits rising to $14.48 million, up from $11.2 million last quarter. It's the second positive period since it e...
11:09 am EDT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Engadget Scientists create simulation of the universe, reenact 14 billion years in a few months (video)
Are animations of Curiosity's Mars landing not enough to feed your space exploration appetite? Try this on for size: a group of scientists from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and th...
10:32 am EDT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Engadget GetGlue for iPad hits version 3.0: adds personalized guides, show recommendations and alerts
GetGlue's been giving social TV watchers a hub they can count on within Cupertino's tablet for a good while now. Today, however, the application's reached version three-dot-oh, which means there's a...
09:41 am EDT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Engadget ASUS TF500T shows up at the FCC, has WiFi, is tablet shaped
ASUS' TF201, yeah we liked that. What about the TF300 and TF700. Pretty neat. We don't have all that many thoughts on the TF500 yet though, mainly as we'd never heard of it until it popped up at the...
09:00 am EDT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Engadget Official Black Ops II gaming headsets unveiled by Turtle Beach, coming 'weeks' ahead of game release (hands-on)
The crowds that filed towards the hulking Call of Duty: Black Ops II stand at Gamescom prove it deserved all that floor space and nearby, Turtle Beach was finally showing off its range of companion ...
08:11 am EDT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Engadget Smart Communications' new 4G LTE launch details slip out in Philippines, quickly get pulled
Mabuhay, Philippines. We've covered the Pearl of the Orient Seas' affinity for electric tricycles, green billboards and a certain cool-looking logo before. This time, it's all about the Gs as select...
07:25 am EDT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Engadget Amazon recruits 5,000 UK corner stores for 'Collect+' delivery service
Convenience stores, cornershops, newsagents, call them what you will -- nearly 5,000 local businesses in the UK have now been signed up by Amazon to receive and look after its customers' precious pac...
07:25 am EDT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Engadget Amazon recruits 5,000 UK corner stores for CollectPlus delivery service (update)
Convenience stores, cornershops, newsagents, call them what you will -- nearly 5,000 local businesses in the UK have now been signed up by Amazon to receive and look after its customers' precious pac...
07:07 am EDT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Engadget Google's Voice Search on Android adds support for 13 additional languages
Even though it's also on iOS now, Android is still the first love for Google's Voice Search and the company announced today it's adding support for an additional 13 languages on the platform, bringi...
06:26 am EDT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Engadget Windows 8 RT tablets to sell for $300 less then Intel-based counterparts, says Lenovo exec
Microsoft and its OEM partners haven't been particularly forthcoming on how much the first round of Windows 8 tablets are going to cost, but one Lenovo executive just gave us a hint. In a recent int...
06:26 am EDT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Engadget Windows 8 RT tablets to sell for $300 less than Intel-based counterparts, says Lenovo exec
Microsoft and its OEM partners haven't been particularly forthcoming on how much the first round of Windows 8 tablets are going to cost, but one Lenovo executive just gave us a hint. In a recent int...
05:15 am EDT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Engadget DARPA's low-cost silicone robot cloaks like a chameleon, treks like a snail (video)
Remember those colorful sticky hands that you used to buy for a quarter from grocery store vending machines? Yeah, this is kind of like that -- except that it's a freaking robot. DARPA is currently ...
04:28 am EDT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Engadget Microsoft resumes publishing Windows Phone apps, all is right with the world
Everybody, you can stop panicking. Microsoft has solved the digital signing problem that prevented app installations on older Windows Phones, as promised, and the flow of new apps is back to a stead...
03:23 am EDT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Engadget NPL, Imperial College create room-temperature maser, promise more sensitive beams
Masers, or microwave lasers, have rarely been as viable as their regular counterparts; they need temperatures near absolute zero, exotic vacuum chambers or strong magnets just to run at all, which s...
02:39 am EDT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Engadget Tritton's Pro+ 5.1 headset goes up for pre-order, promises gamers 'true 5.1' for $200
Thought Tritton was satisfied with only pumping out Xbox-licensed gaming headsets in the last year? Fret not ye' PS3 and PC gamers, instead, say hello to its latest cross-platform unit, the AX Pro&p...
01:43 am EDT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Engadget Nokia patents haptic system to simulate linear motion, assist with navigational route guidance
The crew in Espoo have just added a new patent to the arsenal that promises to add a refined level of haptic feedback to the user experience. Fundamental to Nokia's plan is a matrix of independent h...
01:02 am EDT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Engadget ROCCAT Power-Grid Android version on its way, we go hands-on with the keyboard-augmenting app (video)
ROCCAT's plans to fight back against Razer's glowing customizable macro-keys and touchscreens are nearing the finish line. Here at Gamescom, the mouse and keyboard maker's Power-Grip app was at a ne...
12:23 am EDT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Engadget Cablevision set to offer NFL Network, RedZone Channel after finally striking a deal
It certainly took a lot longer than we expected it to, but it's here at last: Cablevision and the National Football League have finally struck a viewing deal -- a multi-year agreement, no less. Earl...
11:48 pm EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget Facebook starts really, truly deleting removed photos
For those who haven't kept track, Facebook has had a years-long history of only maybe-sort-of-more-or-less purging our photos: they could be removed from a profile, but they would sometimes float ar...
11:17 pm EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget Twitter's API v1.1 rules put user caps on third party clients, exert more control overall
Last spring an announcement from the platform team at Twitter not-at-all-subtly suggested developers of third party clients should find something else to do, and today a list of changes to its API t...
10:31 pm EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget Motorola XT907 gets approved by the FCC with Verizon LTE on board
It's just another day in the life of the FCC, but it's a big deal to anyone looking forward to yet another Droid RAZR in Verizon's future. The XT907, a rumored midrange handset, just got pushed thro...
09:59 pm EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget Check 'N Chew Foursquare-enabled gumball machine hands-on (video)
When Tyler DeAngelo asked if we'd be interested in checking out his new project, we jumped at the opportunity. After all, we were pretty blown away with Fifth Avenue Frogger, his hacked arcade cabin...
09:33 pm EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget Google enables Play Store delta updates, helps you conserve precious data
At Google's developer conference, the company announced that it would soon offer the ability to download delta updates in its Play Store, and we're starting to see the promise fulfilled before our v...
09:09 pm EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget Judge rules Facebook users can share friends' profiles with the feds
It's not the backdoor access that the FBI has been pushing for, but US District Judge William Pauley III has now ruled that it and other law enforcement agencies are entitled to view your Facebook p...
08:30 pm EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live tonight at 5PM!
Tim and Brian are back in New York and will be joined by Dana once again to discuss the week that was. The magic will happen at 5PM ET, after the break. August 16, 2012 5:00 PM EDTContinue reading T...
08:00 pm EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget IRL: HTC One S, Columbia GPS Pal and the Eton Rukus Solar
Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment. This week ...
07:37 pm EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget Sony rules out PS Vita price cut in 2012, works to lower the price later
It's time to get realistic about the prospects of a PlayStation Vita price drop. Sony Worldwide Studios' head Shuhei Yoshida dampened the fires of speculation at GamesCom this week by telling Euroga...
07:13 pm EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget Square intros flat-rate payment option at $275 per month, hits small business sweet spot
Square is most often pitched as heaven for small businesses, but that 2.75 percent cut per transaction is sometimes a problem for stores that are too successful. Enter a new flat rate option. Shops ...
07:01 pm EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget ASUS Zenbook Prime faces teardown, affords a little expansion in an even smaller space
We often assume that Ultrabooks scarcely have any room to budge on the inside, and that's usually true. An iFixit teardown of ASUS' Zenbook Prime has proven that there's always an exception to the r...
06:36 pm EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget Toshiba tries its hand at home theater audio with the SBX4250 Sound Bar
Toshiba has long been acquainted with the visual facets of home theater setups, and now the firm is entering the audio side of the equation with the SBX4250 -- the first in a line-up of sound bar sp...
06:00 pm EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget Nyko Power Grip for PlayStation Vita review: a $25 accessory that promises to double your battery life
Gaming accessories come in all shapes and sizes --- replacement controllers, portable console suitcases, specialized mice, control augmenting nubs, you name it. Whatever your niche, you can bet ther...
05:44 pm EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti review roundup: impressive performance for around $300
No one's saying that $300 is "cheap," but compared to the GTX 670 and GTX 680 before it, the newly announced GeForce GTX 660 Ti is definitely in a more attainable category. The usual suspects have h...
05:23 pm EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S Blaze Q may be renamed to equally awkward Galaxy S Relay 4G
The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze Q might have missed the August 15th date mentioned in its leaked press shot, but a rumored name change would still put the future T-Mobile device in the running for the mo...
05:23 pm EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S Blaze Q may be renamed to equally awkward Galaxy S Relay 4G (update: image)
The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze Q might have missed the August 15th date mentioned in its leaked press shot, but a rumored name change would still put the future T-Mobile device in the running for the mo...
04:58 pm EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget Pantech Flex teased for AT&T LTE, will be available in the 'coming months'
Well, this is one of the more... creative ways to tease a forthcoming product. Pantech is ready to show off its latest AT&T LTE device, the Flex, but it's taking to its popular Dew Tour to do so....
04:27 pm EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget Instagram 3.0 adds Photo Maps, infinite scrolling and speed improvements (video)
Wondering if that Facebook acquisition would slow down the pace of innovation at Instagram? Perhaps v3.0 will answer that. The famed photo sharing network -- now some 80 million users deep -- is det...
04:26 pm EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget Google+ update lets iOS open links in Chrome, Android join Hangouts on Air
If you've been dutifully checking your mobile app updates (you do check, right?), you may have noticed a Google+ upgrade slip through largely unannounced. That revision might be bigger than you...
03:58 pm EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget Arduino-based SocialChatter reads your Twitter feeds so you don't have to (video)
If you prefer reading your RSS feeds without the backlight, there's hardware for that, and if you'd prefer not reading your Twitter feeds at all, there's now hardware for that as well. Mix an Arduin...
03:32 pm EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget Google Play gift cards show up for real, come in $10 and $25 flavors
Remember that Google Play gift card support we told you about just this morning? Well now things got real. Literally. The pic above shows one of the shrink-wrapped critters in a $25 denomination. An...
03:15 pm EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget DOJ, FCC clear Verizon buyout of cable companies' spectrum, require giving up some airwaves
Verizon has been fighting hard to get its acquisition of cable companies' wireless frequencies past legal hurdles, and it just surged over the most important of the bunch: both the Department of Just...
03:12 pm EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget Google teases hackers with $2 million in prizes, announces Pwnium 2 exploit competition
The folks in Mountain View are starting to make a habit of getting hacked -- intentionally, that is. Earlier this year, Google hosted an event at the CanSecWest security conference called Pwnium, a c...
02:46 pm EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget IBM buys Texas Memory Systems to bring on speedy storage
IBM is becoming serious about enterprise-grade computing in more ways than one. It just struck a deal to acquire Texas Memory Systems, best known these days for its extra-quick RamSan SSD cards. As ...
02:35 pm EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget Oculus Rift's latest VR headset prototype gets a showing at Gamescom 2012 (hands-on)
"This is the latest prototype," the Oculus guys tell us. That's great, now strap us in. The team decided to make a sudden stop in Germany ahead of appearances back in the US over the next few weeks ...
02:26 pm EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget X-51A WaveRider hypersonic mission doomed by bum missile fin
The latest attempt to go past Mach 5 with the X51A has finished badly again, as a broken fin caused the missile to lose control before its air-breathing "scramjet'" motor could even kick in. It happ...
02:04 pm EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget Huawei Ascend D Quad XL hits the FCC with North America-friendly 3G, 12MP camera mention
We'd been hoping that Huawei's flagship Ascend D Quad would roll by the FCC, hinting that the long-in-waiting hardware was soon to become a reality. It's here, and it looks to be the XL version we w...
02:01 pm EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget Stream TV strikes deal with Hisense, outlines plans for real glasses-free 3D display
Stream TV has been touting its Ultra-D glasses-free 3D tech for quite some time now, but we've still yet to see anything resembling a marketable product. The company's already snagged one manufactur...
01:31 pm EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget Black and Decker screwdriver senses your hand movement to adjust speed, direction (video)
Were you feeling the need for new tech to replace the switches that control direction and speed on your cordless screwdriver? Us neither, but we're not the braintrust at Black & Decker, which ju...
01:00 pm EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget NVIDIA announces $299 GeForce GTX 660 Ti, lets Kepler walk among the people
It's taken NVIDIA a mighty long time to squeeze its Kepler GPU into something more affordable than the GTX 670, but it's finally happened -- the mid-range GTX 660 Ti is out and available to purchase...
01:00 pm EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget Sony Reader gets a new design, Evernote integration and a free Harry Potter book for $129
In the market for a new e-reader? One could certainly do worse than Sony's Reader line. The company's been packing features onto its devices, and the already leaked latest entry is no different, wit...
12:47 pm EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget Humble Bundle returns with five pay-what-you-want games for Android, Mac, Windows and Linux
So let us get this right. You can pay what you want, and get another stack of games for your Android -- or, indeed Mac, Windows or Linux machine? And help charity? And this is actually proving very ...
12:17 pm EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget AT&T developing tech to help parents keep teenagers from texting and driving, hopes to saves lives
By now, you're likely aware of some of the repercussions that come with shooting an innocent text to a friend while being behind the wheel. Well, in an effort to keep these unfortunate accidents fro...
12:17 pm EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget AT&T developing tech to help parents keep teenagers from texting and driving, hopes to save lives
By now, you're likely aware of some of the repercussions that come with shooting an innocent text to a friend while being behind the wheel. Well, in an effort to keep these unfortunate accidents fro...
12:00 pm EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget TiVo Premiere 4 is official, brings four tuners and 500GB of storage for $250
The TiVo Premiere 4 DVR that broke cover a few days ago has been officially confirmed by the company, with exactly the specs indicated. In case you're not familiar, it's a quad tuner DVR that ships ...
11:24 am EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget Google Maps updates streetview for New Orleans, reminds us the jazz plays on
In many ways, Google's Streetview is a document. A snapshot in time. Usually, this amounts to pictures of a sunny clear day in downtown Localsville, but it can also be a reminder of times less brigh...
11:02 am EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget Creative reveals Sound Blaster ZxR, Zx, and Z PCI-Express sound cards, pumps up the volume
Along with your first day at school, and (for the boys at least) growing your first peach fuzz mustache, many of you might also never forget your first Sound Blaster soundcard. In the present day (u...
10:27 am EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget Lenovo's Q1 shows 'record high' market share, profits up 30 percent to $141 million
After delivering an overachieving laptop, Lenovo has delivered financial results that also exceeded expectations, producing $8 billion in revenue and $141 million net profit. Those figures are up 35...
09:59 am EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget ESPN launches ESPNFC site and apps, updates ESPN Goals with match previews, highlights
Some football leagues around the globe have already kicked off the 2012-2013 season, but there's still some time before the ball officially starts rolling in other parts of the world -- unless, of c...
09:32 am EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget Xiaomi Phone 2 now official: 4.3-inch 720p IPS, quad core and Jelly Bean for just $310
At last, no more secrets. Announced in Beijing just now is the Xiaomi Phone 2, and with the exception of the appearance, most of the specs match the many leaks we've come across: 4.3-inch 720p IPS d...
09:19 am EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget TVSync API unveiled, helps devs build second-screen and smart TV apps
Second screen apps seem to be all the rage as of late, and Vobile's freshly announced TVSync API platform can help developers ride that wave of popularity. Compatible with iOS and Android devices, P...
08:51 am EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget Acer Liquid Gallant Solo makes brief cameo, Android 4.0 smartphone lives up to its name
Just last month, Acer's Liquid Gallant Duo teased itself for preorder on the Expansys website, which promised to be an affordable Android 4.0 smartphone for those in need of dual-SIM capabilities. N...
08:22 am EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget RIM confirms BB10 standard screen resolutions for touch and keyboard devices
RIM took some time out from its worldwide tour to confirm that it's standardizing screen resolutions for BB10. Tim Neil took to the company's developer blog to say that forthcoming full-touch device...
07:58 am EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget Dish Network's nationwide satellite brodband service could be ready to launch soon
While the various strands of Dish Network's "Seinfeld strategy" have yet to come together officially, Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal are reporting it could be ready launch satellite-based hig...
07:58 am EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget Dish Network's nationwide satellite broadband service could be ready to launch soon
While the various strands of Dish Network's "Seinfeld strategy" have yet to come together officially, Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal are reporting it could be ready launch satellite-based hig...
07:21 am EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget Kobo app for iOS goes international with support for Dutch, French, German, Italian and Spanish
Kobo's Android app recently enjoyed a brief stint of global superiority, but that playing field has been leveled with the company's latest update for iOS. Like the Android version, Kobo for iOS now ...
06:39 am EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget Fujitsu's Stylistic M532 quad-core tablet ships to the US with toughened body, dash of security
Fujitsu's Stylistic M532 has had a protracted development process that saw it appear on our radar as early as January; imagine our surprise after it ships to the US with barely more than a knock on ...
06:00 am EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget Acer CloudMobile now available for pre-order in the UK, expected to be released on September 5th
Acer took the gadget world by surprise with its award-winning CloudMobile handset, and now it looks like the company's finally ready to let consumers get their eager palms on that 4.3-inch, 720p sla...
05:14 am EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget Updated Google Play app reveals gift card support, wish list coming soon?
If the images and link settings Android Police has dug up from the most recent (v3.8.15) Google Play APK that's rolling out are correct, we could see a coupe more features coming to the Android app ...
04:25 am EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget Kno textbooks arrive on Android with the Galaxy Note 10.1, take on a social side
Kno's post-hardware textbook platform has called the iPad its only tablet home for more than a year; it's about to spread its wings. Starting with a bundled presence on the Galaxy Note 10.1, Kno is ...
03:48 am EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget Ford underscores its love of electric cars, spends $135 million to make them happen
Ford really, really wants you to know that it's big on electric cars. Really. To that end, it's putting $135 million where its mouth is as part of the design and production for the electrified vehic...
03:24 am EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget HBO and Fox cut a deal to keep the movies flowing through 2022, HBO Nordic launches soon
Just in case you only thought Amazon, Netflix and Redbox were working the studio deals, HBO announced today it's worked out an extension of its agreement with 20th Century Fox. Already the "premium ...
02:52 am EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget Sony unveils in-car receivers with App Remote, taps into your smartphone music from October
Sony has been big on smartphone integration for car audio lately, having already launched its MirrorLink receivers earlier in the year for the more well-heeled drivers among us. The company is bring...
02:33 am EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget Google Maps notches one million public transit stops worldwide, celebrates with an update
It's no secret how useful Google Maps can be when traveling in an unfamiliar locale -- especially in regards to public transportation. The folks in Mountain View have tallied over one million stops ...
02:11 am EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III bootloader for Verizon can now be unlocked: take that, Big Red
If you're hot and bothered by the Galaxy S III on Verizon and have a burning desire to get your grubby little mitts on some custom ROMs and kernels, then rejoice, because you'll no longer have to pl...
02:11 am EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III bootloader for Verizon can now be unlocked: take that, Big Red (update: video)
If you're hot and bothered by the Galaxy S III on Verizon and have a burning desire to get your grubby little mitts on some custom ROMs and kernels, then rejoice, because you'll no longer have to pl...
01:46 am EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget MPEG drafts twice-as-efficient H.265 video standard, sees use in phones as soon as 2013
All of that squabbling over H.264 may be rendered moot in the near future. The Motion Picture Experts Group (better known as MPEG) has just let us know that it was quietly drafting a new video standa...
01:19 am EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget Caption Contest: GoPro gone wrong
We've been known to strap on a few GoPro cameras in our day, but our efforts are merely amateur in comparison to this guy, who we can only presume is about to perform a stunt so extreme that no less...
12:42 am EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget WSJ: Apple's TV focus changes to putting cable TV in its set-top box
Just in case you thought the often discussed / as yet unseen Apple HDTV rumor mill was dead, you were wrong. The Wall Street Journal is reigniting things this evening, with sources claiming that ins...
12:08 am EDT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Engadget Official Jelly Bean for Samsung Galaxy S III spotted in the wild, blends old with new (video)
Getting Jelly Bean to run on a Galaxy S III has so far required a strictly unofficial build that strips away much of Samsung's handiwork. If you prefer the official software to the point where thoug...
11:31 pm EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Korean carbon-coated lithium-ion battery could cut recharge times down to minutes
Anyone who's had to recharge an EV -- or, for that matter, any mobile device with a very big battery -- knows the pain of waiting for hours while a lithium-ion pack tops up. South Korea's Ulsan Nati...
10:47 pm EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Samsung HM5100 Bluetooth S Pen makes a surprise debut in our Note 10.1 'press kit,' we pencil in a chat (hands-on)
Hidden among the higher-profile items at Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 launch today was a device that at first seemed familiar, but turned out to be far more than your everyday S Pen. That's right, Sa...
10:23 pm EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Leaked photo allegedly shows iPad mini's dock connector flex cable with headphone jack on bottom
Granted, the existence of a 7-inch iPad mini is far from confirmed, but the latest "evidence" to fan those rumor flames is a photo of what appears to be a dock connector flex cable that connects the...
10:00 pm EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget This is the Modem World: whatchoo got under the hood?
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology. I just bought a new car. I chose an automatic transmission. I kno...
09:28 pm EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Dolby Digital Plus coming soon to tablets and phones, we go ears-on (video)
Whenever we review tablets, the section on audio quality is usually short, and it usually goes something like this: "The quality is tinny and the volume is low, especially since the speakers are loc...
09:28 pm EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Next generation of Dolby Digital Plus coming soon to tablets and phones, we go ears-on (video)
Whenever we review tablets, the section on audio quality is usually short, and it usually goes something like this: "The quality is tinny and the volume is low, especially since the speakers are loc...
09:00 pm EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Editorial: Carriers, let customers choose their own phones
Remember what the experience of shopping for a gadget was like at big-box stores years ago? Whatever your actual needs were, the store clerks would invariably steer you towards whatever they were ge...
08:48 pm EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Twitter founders create Branch and Medium to keep the conversations, collections flowing
If you've ever been so embroiled in a chat or sharing splurge that you've been told to "take it off of Twitter," you now can -- sort of. Twitter co-creators Biz Stone and Ev Williams have launched B...
08:40 pm EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Razer Ouroboros gaming mouse hands-on
You recall the Ouroboros, right? Nope, not the mythical snake yarn, the latest gaming mouse from Razer that inadvertently broke cover over at the FCC. While it's been official for around a month, Ge...
08:38 pm EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Verizon's LTE network hits 34 new markets tomorrow, set to cover over 75 percent of the US
Big Red's push to blanket the entire US with those lovable Long Term Evolution waves just got a heck of a lot closer, as the carrier's announced it's bringing true 4G to 34 new markets and expanding...
08:23 pm EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Fisker lands former GM exec and Chevy Volt guru Tony Posawatz as CEO
Fisker hasn't had what you'd call the best year so far, but it may have found the ticket to turning its hybrid vehicle business around. Meet Tony Posawatz, Fisker's new CEO -- and, until just weeks ...
08:09 pm EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Microsoft bans use of Metro name in Windows Store apps
If Microsoft can't use the Metro name, no one else can. Not in its company-owned Windows Store, at least. An update to the Windows 8 app criteria guide explicitly tells developers that any submitted...
08:09 pm EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Microsoft bans use of Metro name in Windows Store apps (Update: May not be banned after all)
If Microsoft can't use the Metro name, no one else can. Not in its company-owned Windows Store, at least. An update to the Windows 8 app criteria guide explicitly tells developers that any submitted...
07:23 pm EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Motorola's Atrix HD LTE hits Bell Canada for $50 on a three-year contract
Canadians who need a new LTE handset, and can make things last, can now get Motorola's Atrix HD LTE from Bell for just $50. The catch? You'll be yoking yourself in matrimony to a whopping 36-month d...
07:00 pm EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Engadget's back to school guide 2012: HDTV
Welcome to Engadget's back to school guide! The end of summer vacation isn't nearly as much fun as the weeks that come before, but a chance to update your tech tools likely helps to ease the pain. T...
06:55 pm EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Microsoft offers 90-day evaluation of Windows 8 Enterprise edition to devs, releases .NET Framework 4.5 and Visual Studio 2012
Feeling bummed because you're an aspiring Windows 8 developer, but aren't a TechNet or MSDN subscriber, and so can't download the freshly minted Windows 8 RTM? Worry not, for a 90-day evaluation of ...
06:55 pm EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Microsoft offers free 90-day evaluation of Windows 8 Enterprise edition to devs, releases .NET Framework 4.5 and Visual Studio 2012
Feeling bummed because you're an aspiring Windows 8 developer, but aren't a TechNet or MSDN subscriber, and so can't download the freshly minted Windows 8 RTM? Worry not, for a 90-day evaluation of ...
06:53 pm EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Send to Kindle comes to Chrome, Safari and Mozilla support promised 'soon'
Between clients for the PC and Mac and functionality on mobile devices, Amazon's got no shortage of methods for helping users get content onto their Kindles. Just in case you still weren't happy wit...
06:34 pm EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Airtime testing new video post features, improved buddy list
Remember Airtime, the Facebook-integrated video calling / media sharing service with a Chatroulette flavor? Well if not, we don't blame you -- usage stats suggest it hasn't quite taken off, but mayb...
06:17 pm EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget ROCCAT's new Kone Pure mouse streamlines things, while ISKU FX keyboard adds some color (hands-on)
ROCCAT's latest addition to its family of mice is the Kone Pure, toned down to 91 percent the size of the original Kone. Now both smaller and flatter, it's dropped the menu button above the four-dir...
06:13 pm EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Netflix rolls out new 'post-play experience' on web player, PS3 (video)
If you've been marathoning a new favorite TV show on Netflix recently you may have noticed that on the PlayStation 3 (above) and browser-based (after the break, along with a quick demo video) player...
05:52 pm EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Sixth Circuit rules that law enforcement doesn't need a warrant to track your phone
If you go through tin foil like there's no tomorrow (or because you think there's no tomorrow), you might want to head down the store. A recent 2 - 1 ruling by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has...
05:41 pm EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget HP says Surface has not changed its relationship with Microsoft, promises more tablet details 'pretty soon'
HP has been offering plenty of glimpses of its upcoming Windows 8 tablet, but it so far hasn't been doing much talking about it -- or about Microsoft's own entry into the tablet market with Surface,...
05:29 pm EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 cases and keyboard dock eyes-on
The Galaxy Note 10.1 is now good and official stateside, and you know that means Samsung has some new accessories to shill. On hand at Lincoln Center were leather cases in a variety of colors (inclu...
05:23 pm EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Nokia and Microsoft announce September 5th Windows Phone event
We just received an invite from Nokia and Microsoft to attend a Windows Phone-centric event on September 5th. This is the same day as Nokia World's opener, and we have a feeling this isn't a coincid...
05:00 pm EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Windows 8 RTM: what's new in the final build of Windows 8?
It's been two weeks since Microsoft signed off on Windows 8, and shipped the final code to manufacturers prepping shiny new computers. Today, another round of folks are getting their hands on the co...
05:00 pm EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Windows 8 RTM rolls out to developers, IT departments with TechNet subscriptions
At this point, we're expecting very few surprises when it comes to Windows 8: Microsoft just shipped the final code to OEMs, and the company already published a list of staggered dates when develope...
05:00 pm EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Windows 8 RTM now available to developers, IT departments with TechNet subscriptions
At this point, we're expecting very few surprises when it comes to Windows 8: Microsoft just shipped the final code to OEMs, and the company already published a list of staggered dates when develope...
04:41 pm EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Microsoft outs Artist Series wireless mice just in time for the fall semester with a $30 price tag
If a regular ol' mouse just won't match your back to school wardrobe, Microsoft is looking to help out. The folks in Redmond have unveiled the Artist Series of mice that will definitely spice up you...
04:20 pm EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Best Buy, Walmart, Target, more join forces for MCX mobile payment, deals provider
Mobile payments make strange bedfellows, so it's perhaps not all that surprising that a group of high profile retailers have teamed up to bring the world the Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX). The li...
04:10 pm EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 getting its Jelly Bean on later this year
Need a Jelly Bean surface to drag your S-Pen across? Worry not, while the Galaxy Note 10.1 won't be packing Android 4.1 right out of the box, Samsung is assuring consumers that the tablet will be ge...
04:00 pm EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Engadget's back to school guide 2012: HDTV
Welcome to Engadget's back to school guide! The end of summer vacation isn't nearly as much fun as the weeks that come before, but a chance to update your tech tools likely helps to ease the pain. T...
03:52 pm EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Samsung: 10 million Galaxy Notes have been sold, worldwide
Samsung's got more reasons to celebrate today than just the release of its latest pen-friendly tablet -- the company also let it be known that it has managed to sell 10 Million Galaxy Note devices g...
03:01 pm EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 review
More Info Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 preview (video) Samsung rumored to tweak Galaxy Note 10.1 inside and out Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 coming worldwide this month, UI shown off on You...
03:00 pm EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Razer announces new Kraken gaming headsets: Pros get a pull-out mic (hands-on)
Razer wasn't done with the Gamescom crowds just yet, revealing its latest Lime-doused gaming headset. The Razer Kraken is readying for a global launch next month, with a Pro version (with microphone...
03:00 pm EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Razer Deathstalker gaming keyboard announced, packs Switchblade UI LCD panels (hands-on)
It's pretty obvious from Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan's one-man presentation at Gamescom that he's buzzing about his new gaming keyboard. Ready to accompany the accessory maker's Ouroboros gaming mouse (...
03:00 pm EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget SwiftKey 3.0.1 brings new themes, languages and bug fixes
Rejoice, Android keyboard enthusiasts! SwiftKey announced today that it's pushing out an update to its popular virtual keyboard that brings new themes, languages and bug fixes. Version 3.0.1 incorp...
03:00 pm EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 launches stateside August 16th starting at $499
If you didn't see this one coming from a mile away, then it's clear you haven't been paying much attention. After countless leaks and even an early August availability from online retailers, Samsung...
02:55 pm EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Live from Samsung's 'Meet the new way' event in New York City!
It's just about time to "meet the new way." Samsung's sketch-heavy invitation clearly points to some type of pen-input device, and given the timing of the event and the fact that plenty of tablets h...
02:34 pm EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Dropbox Android preview shows off video thumbnails and Nexus 7 UI, yearns for your approval
It appears that Dropbox is also tweaking its Android app to better suit the Nexus 7 and Jelly Bean. The cloud storage outfit made a recent build (2.1.8.6 to be exact) of its mobile software availabl...
02:13 pm EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Kyocera Rise coming to Sprint August 19th for $20, Virgin Mobile to follow on August 31st for $100
Kyocera announced the QWERTY-packing Rise at this year's CTIA without mention of any carrier support. Regardless, we had a feeling it would eventually end up on Sprint, given the lengthy partnership...
02:10 pm EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget One Laptop Per Child's XO-4 Touch 'expected' to be released in Q1 2013
One Laptop Per Child hasn't exactly been silent about the upcoming release of its XO Touch, but details have thus far been fairly thin. The company's offered up a little more information on the matt...
02:03 pm EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 packing 4G LTE comes to Verizon on August 17th
Verizon subscribers jonesing for a 7-inch LTE tablet won't have to consider springing for the pricey Galaxy Tab 7.7 any longer. The carrier just revealed plans to offer up a 4G-equipped (and previou...
01:46 pm EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Archos MW13 'FamilyPad' opens up to the FCC, bares its 13-inch soul
Archos has already been targeting kids with its Child Pad slate, and now it looks like it's going after mom and pop, too. A recent FCC filing of a slate emblazoned with "Family Pad" shows a large ta...
01:24 pm EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Plex brings extra hustle to Android, remote control to Google TV, Ouya support, ponies for everyone
Media server all-rounder Plex has just rolled out a raft of goodies for Android and Google TV in its latest release, version 2.2.1.2. If you notice more pep in its step, the maker said on its blog t...
01:00 pm EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Canonical launches Ubuntu One referrals program, lets you earn cloud storage one friend at a time
If you're rich in buddies, but poor in cloud storage space, Canonical will let you turn those relations into megabytes with its new Ubuntu One referrals program. If you didn't want to pay before, yo...
12:39 pm EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget HTC CEO issues rallying call to staff, tells them to 'kill bureaucracy'
HTC's Peter Chou is having his own "burning platform" moment after sending a company-wide email, leaked to Bloomberg, entitled "We are coming back." The CEO, shocked at recent sales dips has talked ...
12:18 pm EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Curiosity survives brain transplant, prepares for first drive
If you thought your OTA update took too long, how about four days? That's how long the Curiosity "brain transplant" took, and is now finally complete. This now means that the main computers have swi...
11:40 am EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Motion outs F5t, C5t rugged tablet PCs with Ivy Bridge and optional SSD, pricing starts at $2,240
Okay, these might not be quite as elegant as, say, that 10-inch, high-res slate coming out of the famed Cupertino labs, but hey, folks working on construction sites (or doing other types of handy wo...
11:16 am EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Panasonic AG-AC90 professional camcorder: three CMOS sensors in a handheld package for $2,250
While filmakers have gone gaga over huge sensor'd video cameras, there's still a need for smaller chips and pro features -- to that end, Panasonic has just announced the AG-AC90 AVCCAM. Destined for...
10:58 am EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget webOS team becomes Gram, isn't heavy on mission statements
HP's webOS team has been keeping busy with its open source project, but it's time for a new challenge in the form of Gram: a fresh HP-funded offshoot focused on "software, user experience, the cloud...
10:41 am EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget OWC offers 480GB SSD upgrade for Retina MacBook Pro, requires screwdriver and careful math
Order up a Retina MacBook Pro and you'll likely be confronted with a gravelly message about how the SSD is "built into the computer" and not user-upgradeable. As it turns out, that's not quite true ...
10:25 am EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget PS Vita firmware update adds button controls, iTunes playlists and more
If you're a Vita owner, then this week must feel like running through rain of joy, as new features and functionality keep coming. Well, why not splash in a puddle or two along the way, as we learn w...
10:04 am EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Potential Samsung Galaxy Note 2 bezel gets snapped, measured at 5.5 inches
Here's an image purporting to be of the Galaxy Note 2's bezel, and if it's a fake, it's a very good one. Taken by a (sharper-than-usual) blurrycam snapper wearing factory-style dust booties, the har...
09:33 am EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 gaming keyboard announced at Gamescom (hands-on)
In the hubbub of a late evening soiree in the center of Cologne, Mad Catz unveiled its new gaming keyboard. While the S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 keyboard is certainly punctuation-rich, it's aiming to match all ...
09:28 am EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Sky+ iPad app update brings remote control and DVR scheduling
After being teased earlier in the year, v4.0 of the Sky+ app for iPad has arrived in the UK and brought a number of new features to subscriber's tablets. Now, it can be used as a remote control...
09:00 am EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget We're live from Gamescom 2012, in Cologne, Germany!
Europe's premier gaming event starts today. In fact, Sony got the party started a little early, with its own press preview last night. The PlayStation maker is the only one of the Big Three to offer...
08:33 am EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget From the folks who brought you Flip Video: Knowmia, an online vid platform for students and teachers
The co-founders of the late Flip Video portable shooters have created an internet-based platform for both students and teachers alike, in which they hope to help by offering over 7,000 online lesson...
07:53 am EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget MIT's Hiriko 'foldable' car said to be priced at around $16k when it launches later next year
There's certainly a great amount of hype behind that Spanish, MIT-backed EV project called Hiriko, and although we'd been given an idea of how much this miniature ride would cost to make, we still h...
07:12 am EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Black Galaxy S III shown on T-Mo website: glossy and shady in equal measure
It's that mythical third color again. We saw hints of a darker shade of the Galaxy S III in Germany back in June, but even then we weren't totally convinced of its pedigree. More recently there have...
06:51 am EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Google Patents search gets upgrade, now filled with prior art and European patent goodness
Apple and Samsung's legal tussles have previously placed a spotlight on stuff like 2011: A Space Odyssey by way of prior art. Now Google's patent search is giving prior art some love as well with th...
06:12 am EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget LG sells five million LTE smartphones, plans 'second to none' lineup soon and girds for patent battles
While LG's dollars and cents return on its cellphones have been up and down this year, but the company just announced that since starting the LTE trend with the Revolution in May 2011, it's sold fiv...
05:06 am EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Netflix Watch Instantly streaming coming to Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland this year
Netflix mentioned during its most recent earnings call that it had identified an attractive European market to launch its streaming video service in during Q4 2012 and now we know where that is: Nor...
04:01 am EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Thrustmaster unveils Ferrari Vibration GT Cockpit 458 Italia Edition and Ferarri gamepad for Xbox 360, we go hands on
It's been almost a year since Thrustmaster rolled out its first replica Ferrari 458 Italia racing wheel and pedal set for Xbox 360, and the company's finally outed its successor: the Ferrari Vibrati...
04:01 am EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Thrustmaster unveils Ferrari Vibration GT Cockpit 458 Italia Edition and Ferrari gamepad for Xbox 360, we go hands on
It's been almost a year since Thrustmaster rolled out its first replica Ferrari 458 Italia racing wheel and pedal set for Xbox 360, and the company's finally outed its successor: the Ferrari Vibrati...
04:01 am EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Thrustmaster unveils Ferrari Vibration GT Cockpit 458 Italia Edition and Ferrari gamepad for Xbox 360, we go hands-on
It's been almost a year since Thrustmaster rolled out its first replica Ferrari 458 Italia racing wheel and pedal set for Xbox 360, and the company's finally outed its successor: the Ferrari Vibrati...
03:22 am EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Microsoft halts posting new Windows Phone apps after some refuse to install on older devices
Microsoft may face a few uncomfortable questions at Build this fall. A bug in digital signatures resulting from the Windows Phone Dev Center rollout is preventing a "small percentage" of apps in the...
02:45 am EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget RIM is taking two BlackBerry 10 beta units on tour soon for carrier previews
As the world awaits the arrival of BlackBerry 10 hardware, the Wall Street Journal has a report from RIM CEO Thorsten Heins that the company is ready to start showing off the "nearly complete" devic...
01:55 am EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget PSA: Adobe halts new installs of Flash on Android as of tomorrow
Adobe has been broadcasting as much as possible that Flash on Android is going away, although it's been offering a grace period for those addicted to the plugin. It's now time to wean yourself off. A...
12:44 am EDT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Engadget Google runs newspaper ad for Google ads, universe has yet to implode
Google knows how to tug at your heart strings when promoting its services, but it also has the whole irony thing down pat. Last Thursday, the search giant touted the advantages of its targeted adver...
11:53 pm EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget Hampture underwater colony established for science, leads the way for future hamster space exploration
Animals have had a rough time of it, when it comes to scientific exploration. Look no further than Laika, the first animal to orbit Earth, soon to become a the first animal to die in orbit, not too ...
11:09 pm EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget Phone companies see loss of broadband subscribers for first time in Q2, cable continues to gain
It wasn't all that long ago that the phone company was the source for internet access, first with traditional dial-up and later with DSL. That quickly began to change as cable companies started offe...
10:41 pm EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget Outlook.com hits 10 million users in just two weeks, gives webmail a kickstart
E-mail isn't typically known for generating the kind of rabid adoption that you see with, say, smartphones. Microsoft, then, may have some room to brag when Outlook.com produces similar numbers. Tuc...
10:17 pm EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia S gets a Dark Silver wardrobe, no release date
If you're the media-hungry type sold on Sony's first smartphone in the post-Ericsson era but felt the standard black or white color choices didn't quite fit your style, how about something in betwee...
09:35 pm EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget Google Street View cams peek inside Queen Mary's staterooms
Google didn't have to head far from its Mountain View HQ to capture the 1930s golden age of British shipbuilding for Street View. The RMS Queen Mary, which personifies that era, is located convenien...
09:14 pm EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget IHS iSuppli: Apple iPad takes 69.6 percent of tablet brand market share in Q2, reader tablets take a bruising
An earlier portrait of the second quarter's tablet market share made it quite clear that the iPad was on a rebound, if it was ever in a slump to start with. All those numbers focused on platforms an...
08:53 pm EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget LG confirms Optimus 2X will indeed be updated to ICS... in Korea, at least
The LG Optimus 2X has been no stranger to controversy when it comes to firmware upgrades (for some variants, at least) so we didn't blink an eye when we heard LG Canada's proclamation that the dual-...
08:18 pm EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget Giada intros i35G mini PC with Intel's Cedar Trail, NVIDIA GT 610 graphics
It's only been a little over a month since Giada first introduced that itty-bitty, Ivy Bridge-loaded i53 mini PC, but the outfit wants to have something for everyone and is now announcing a lesser-s...
07:59 pm EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget Ultrasone IQ unveiled as company's first in-ear headphones, hybrid drivers in tow
Heads up, audiophiles! Here's a little gem we spotted at the Hong Kong High-End Audio Visual Show over the weekend. Dubbed the Ultrasone IQ, these turn out to be the German company's first ever in-e...
07:42 pm EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget Double Robotics gives your iPad wheels, brings telepresence to the masses (video)
Walking iPads aside, usable telepresence remains one of geekdom's purest goals. Being able to attend meetings, without the minor irritation of actually being there, has been a motivator for professi...
07:21 pm EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget Stompy the giant hexapod gets hexafunded, one step closer to hexacrushing your car
So, just how many people want to see Stompy, the two-ton hexapod come to smashtastic life? Enough to fund the project in 11 days via its Kickstarter page. The folks at Artisan's Asylum dropped us a ...
07:00 pm EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget Toshiba backs out of Windows RT devices on launch, pins it on part delays
Microsoft was quick to champion its new Windows RT partners, but it'll have to count one out. Toshiba has opted not to join the ARM crowd at first and will limit itself to Intel-based Windows 8 syst...
06:48 pm EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus getting ICS today; Springboard update coming tomorrow
Our calendars no longer say July, but we'll forgive T-Mobile (and its partners) for a month-long delay. As expected, albeit a little late, the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus for T-Mob can now be updated to And...
06:38 pm EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget VIA Technologies APC 8750 mobo CPU combo will go on sale today for $60
Did you get giddy at the thought of playing around with VIA Technologies APC 8750 Android-based board, but failed to get in on the pre-order action? Good news for you, as folks wanting to dig into i...
06:20 pm EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget Marvell PXA988, PXA986 chips support 3G for China, the world without reinventing the wheel (or phone)
Whenever we see a smartphone optimized for China Mobile's TD-SCDMA 3G, it usually represents one of two things: it's either a China-specific variant of a phone we already know, or it's a local-only ...
06:07 pm EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget Microsoft debuts revised SkyDrive website and desktop apps, Android app coming soon
Microsoft just recently gave it's web-based email offering a sweeping overhaul, and it's now also done the same for its cloud-based storage service. As detailed in a typically extensive blog post, t...
06:01 pm EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget Listen to the Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 3pm ET with special guest Brian Klug!
The mobile industry never stops and neither do we. After all, what would be the fun in that? The podcast boat will be steered by coxswains Myriam and Brad, as always, but this week Anandtech's Brian...
05:52 pm EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget Canon recalls 68,200 EOS Rebel T4i DSLRs, says rubber grips can lead to skin rash
We've covered our fair share of product recalls over the years, but this one almost certainly takes the cake when looking at pure zaniness. Canon has recalled its EOS Rebel T4i -- some 68,200 units ...
05:45 pm EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget PlayStation Plus coming to the PS Vita this year, cloud storage increasing from 150MB to 1GB 'from September'
Sony's decided that you've been playing so much with their dedicated online service, you deserve more space for your cloud saves. From next month, users will see their cloud storage increase from 15...
05:40 pm EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 hits the UK on August 22nd, starts at 300 for WiFi-only model
It's 'bout time, right? Having been up for grabs here in the US since way back in May, it's now looking like Sammy's second-gen Tab 10.1 is finally ready to make its official retail debut across the...
05:28 pm EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget PlayStation Mobile detailed: different screens, same games
Sony's decided to spill the beans on PlayStation Mobile, it's upcoming cross-platform gaming service. It will connect to your own PSN ID, linking into its software store, which aims to offer up a "w...
05:23 pm EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget PlayStation Vita Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified bundle announced, pricing MIA
Sony's handheld will get its own companion bundle for the incoming portable Call of Duty title. The set will include the game, a PlayStation Vita and a carry pouch -- camouflage pattern TBC. Unfortu...
05:21 pm EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget Sony patents a two-way folding device, wants you to have extra screen real estate where you need it
Phones with dual displays have been done, and Sony's foldable Tablet P brought similar functionality to tablets with mixed results. It looks like the Japanese electronics giant isn't done with such ...
05:16 pm EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget PS Vita and PS3 cross-buy feature revealed: buy one copy, get the other free
Sony's kicked off its Gamescom event in Germany by revealing a new deal for games playable on both the PS3 and handheld PS Vita. The incoming PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale and Ratchet & Cl...
05:07 pm EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget RealPlayer leaves beta, becomes fully-fledged Android app
RealNetworks has decided to roll out that old internet chestnut, RealPlayer, to a fresh-faced generation of smartphones that are screaming out for one more media player. This one reckons it can hand...
04:55 pm EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget Apple gets patent for in-cell touch display with impeccable timing
So Apple could be working on an iPhone with a thinner display, you say. Look what we have here, possibly in the nick of time: it's a newly granted Apple patent for a screen with in-cell touch, where...
04:33 pm EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget Pebble team posts UI preview, provides an early look at how you'll interact with the E-Paper Watch
Sadly, Pebble won't be making its way to backers by its original September estimate, but the design team wants you to know that it's hard at work, traveling the world to source components, running s...
04:00 pm EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon review: the definitive Ultrabook for pros
More Info Lenovo ThinkPad X1 review Lenovo announces the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, a 14-inch Ultrabook with Ivy Bridge, optional 3G and a 1600 x 900 display Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultr...
03:27 pm EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget Microsoft Surface for Windows RT tablet coming October 26th for $199?
We'll admit to being a little blown away when Microsoft launched the Surface -- it was an impressively polished tablet that we had heard barely a whisper of leading up to the mysterious launch event...
03:00 pm EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget 'Meet the new way' at tomorrow's Samsung event: Note 10.1 on the horizon?
We got our not-so-mysterious invite earlier this month, and now Samsung's "Meet the new way" event is just a day away. Will we see the much-anticipated Galaxy Note 10.1? Given that Sammy already pul...
02:42 pm EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget Google's smartphone patent doesn't mind which end you talk into
The rectangular, predominantly symmetrical nature of most smartphones means if you're not looking, you might find you're holding the handset the wrong way around when a call comes in. Google's most ...
02:09 pm EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget Researchers measure 3D objects using just a camera and projector, can tell if you've ironed your shirt (video)
For years the projector and camera have served us well, performing their respective tasks. Now, researchers at Japan's Advanced Industrial Science and Technology institute are using them together to...
01:48 pm EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget Tencent reveals how it gets users to pay for its service
We've all seen those "OMG! Don't make us pay for Facebook" fake petitions, but App.net and The Social Network raise questions about how our social services raise their moolah. Tencent's Sophia Ong h...
01:30 pm EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget YouTube's new app for the PlayStation 3 rolling out, allows remote control from smartphones
While YouTube has always enjoyed support on Sony's PlayStation 3 thanks to the console's Flash-enabled browser and even offered a YouTube XL layout for connected devices, now it's rolling out a new ...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget iRobot trots out Looj 330 gutter-cleaning robot, three entry-level Roombas (video)
With Roomba being the household name that it is, it can be easy to forget that iRobot also makes robots of the outdoor persuasion. In fact, though, the company's been selling its Looj gutter-cleanin...
12:39 pm EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget Cornell students build spider-like robotic chalkboard eraser out of Lego, magnets, fun (video)
While you were trying to pass Poetry 101, Cornell seniors Le Zhang and Michael Lathrop were creating an apple-polishing Lego robot that automatically erases your prof's chalkboard. A final class pro...
12:14 pm EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget Avatar Blu-ray 3D Collectors Edition finally comes to retail in October
Despite being one of the most widely viewed 3D movies, and the highest grossing film of all time, viewers still have not been able to buy Avatar on Blu-ray 3D by itself (without paying high prices t...
12:14 pm EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget Avatar Blu-ray 3D Collectors Edition finally comes to retail in October (video)
Despite being one of the most widely viewed 3D movies, and the highest grossing film of all time, viewers still have not been able to buy Avatar on Blu-ray 3D by itself (without paying high prices t...
12:00 pm EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget Acer launches 14-inch TravelMate P243 $700 business laptop in the US
Acer's finally offering up the TravelMate P243 here in the US, a business notebook designed for the harsh realities of corporate life. 4GB of DDR3 RAM loiter next to an Ivy Bridge Core i5 CPU and a ...
12:00 pm EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget Telenav's Scout gives iOS users offline navigation in exchange for ten bucks
We know that iOS 6 will bless iPhone users with some in-house-made mapping, but that hasn't stopped Telenav from bettering its own Scout navigation offering for Apple's favorite handsets. Scout now ...
11:41 am EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget Phones4U now accepting pre-orders for LG's Optimus 4X HD, first 50 gets Cheryl Cole tickets
Do you like the look of LG's Optimus 4X HD and the soulful stylings of Geordie songstress Cheryl Cole? Phones4U can satisfy your twin passions by offering the first 50 pre-order customers a pair of ...
11:19 am EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget Berg's Little Printer up for preorder at $259, ready to churn out smiley news and gossip in '60 days'
Just when RSS needs a lift amid all the growing competition, here comes a gadget we've been waiting for since last November. The Little Printer from Berg is like a tiny personal printing press: put ...
10:55 am EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget Visualized: Mars' Gale Crater in seamless 360 degrees
Have you been lapping up every pixel Curiosity sends back, but wishing you could somehow see those panoramas as nature intended? Well, thanks to kind 360 Cities user Andrew Bodrov you can. The contr...
10:06 am EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget Verizon's Viewdini appears on iOS: works on any network, hunts video from 11 sources
The Viewdini streaming metasearch service launched a few months ago for Verizon's 4G LTE-laden Android hardware, and now it's finally available on iDevices. While the droid app is exclusive to those...
09:14 am EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget Gartner: worldwide mobile phone sales dipped 2.3 percent while users wait for next iPhone
Gartner is reporting that worldwide mobile phone sales this quarter dropped 2.3 percent as buyers postponed upgrades and held out for the next big thing. Of the 419 million units sold in the last th...
08:14 am EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget Researchers create super-efficient microbial fuel cell, dream of selling excess electricity
Recycling wastewater to generate energy has turned up noses before, but researchers at Oregon State University have developed a microbial fuel cell that can create 10 to 50, or even 100 times more e...
07:06 am EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget HBO and Blinkbox offer second season of Game of Thrones online before DVD Blu-ray release in UK
Folks in North America may have to wait for the upcoming DVD or Blu-ray release to purchase the second season of Game of Thrones, but those in the UK have another option thanks to a new partnership ...
05:42 am EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget Acer Iconia Tab A110 allegedly caught brandishing Jelly Bean in press shots
When we last left Acer's Iconia Tab A110, it was going to be yet another 7-inch Android 4.0 tablet. No big deal. The proposition just became a little more intriguing now that online shop Ebuyer has ...
04:54 am EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget RIM accidentally leaks BlackBerry Bold 9730, leaves a lot to the imagination
You might remember that BlackBerry Curve 9320 as one of RIM's worst kept secrets of all time, and now it appears we could be heading in the same shaky direction with the Canadian company's unannounc...
04:54 am EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget RIM accidentally leaks BlackBerry Bold 9730, leaves a lot to the imagination (Update: Just a mistake?)
You might remember that BlackBerry Curve 9320 as one of RIM's worst kept secrets of all time, and now it appears we could be heading in the same shaky direction with the Canadian company's unannounc...
04:54 am EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget RIM accidentally leaks BlackBerry Bold 9730, leaves a lot to the imagination (Update: it was a typo)
You might remember that BlackBerry Curve 9320 as one of RIM's worst kept secrets of all time, and now it appears we could be heading in the same shaky direction with the Canadian company's unannounc...
04:00 am EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget GE, Urban Green Energy set up first integrated, wind-powered EV charging station (video)
GE and Urban Green Energy might not be the first to install a wind-powered EV charging station, but the two may be the best prepared to take the concept to a grander scale. The partnership just inst...
03:11 am EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget Samsung's defense against Apple patents begins with DiamondTouch table, LiveTile UI prior art
Samsung may have convinced Judge Koh to toss a few international handsets out of Apple's lawsuit, but the Korean firm still has Cupertino's patent licensing accusations to contend with. Their tactic...
01:25 am EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget Google+ offers custom URLs for verified accounts, other profiles to come 'over time'
Do you happen to be David Beckham or Toyota? Well, congratulations -- you now have a Google+ vanity URL. The rest of us looking for the football star or car manufacturer need only type "google....
12:36 am EDT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Engadget FTC considering new settlement process so companies can't deny wrongdoing
Google recently paid the FTC $22.5 million and Facebook was ordered by the commission to change the way it handles data, but you might be surprised to hear that both companies did nothing wrong. Well...
11:52 pm EDT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Engadget Judge cuts international Galaxy S and S II, Galaxy Ace from Apple lawsuit against Samsung
Apple rested its side of the case in its main lawsuit against Samsung on Monday, and with the switch of focus came a small sacrifice. While Samsung failed in a Hail Mary bid to have the suit dismiss...
10:45 pm EDT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Engadget Samsung SGH-T899 for T-Mobile emerges on the web with potential Windows Phone 8, LTE
User agent profiles on the web aren't always guarantees of what you'll get in a future device, but this is one of those moments where we'd like the details to be true. A Samsung-made Windows Phone 8...
09:39 pm EDT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Engadget Must See HDTV (August 13th - 19th)
With the Olympics finally concluded, it's back to our regular programming. While that includes a number of premieres this week including such highlights as Oh Sit!, a musical chairs game show (reall...
09:22 pm EDT - Mon, August 13, 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...
08:35 pm EDT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Engadget Google+ appeases audiophiles with new Studio Mode for Hangouts on Air
Since May, Google+ users have been able to show the world just how exciting their lives are via the Hangouts On Air feature. That works perfectly well for broadcasting your e-cooking lessons an...
07:54 pm EDT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Engadget Motorola Droid 4's Android 4.0 upgrade clears Verizon hurdles, brings global roaming soon
The Droid 4's update to Android 4.0 has been in the making for long enough that we'd started to wonder if someone in the QA department had a grudge against keyboards. Verizon just proved that there'...
07:54 pm EDT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Engadget Motorola Droid 4's Android 4.0 upgrade clears Verizon hurdles, brings global roaming soon (update: starts today)
The Droid 4's update to Android 4.0 has been in the making for long enough that we'd started to wonder if someone in the QA department had a grudge against keyboards. Verizon just proved that there'...
07:00 pm EDT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Engadget Editorial: The future comes slowly, but revolutions are worth waiting for
During a trip to Switzerland, my family started off on a day hike to reach the nearby foothills of a mountain. It looked doable, but as time passed the range seemed to recede before our approach. Af...
06:41 pm EDT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Engadget IBM creates consistent electron spin inside semiconductors, takes spintronics one twirl closer
A fundamental challenge of developing spintronics, or computing where the rotation of electrons carries instructions and other data rather than the charge, has been getting the electrons to spin for...
06:16 pm EDT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Engadget Yamaha YHT-697 home theater in a box brings AirPlay, iPad connectivity to the masses
Yamaha has outed a new high-end home theater in a box to ensure that whatever audio / visual device you use, it'll sound amazing. The YHT-679BL includes an Ethernet port for internet radio, networke...
05:46 pm EDT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Engadget Microsoft licensed design patents at issue in Apple v. Samsung, Surface lovers breathe sigh of relief
Last week, we found out about Apple's offer to license a bundle of IP -- including its iPhone and iPad design patents -- to Samsung back in 2010. Today, Reuters reports that Apple proposed a similar...
05:25 pm EDT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Engadget Microsoft trumpets Windows RT OEM partners, lists ASUS, Dell, Lenovo and Samsung
Following sharp comments from Acer's JT Wang surrounding Microsoft's decision to compete with vital OEM partners in the tablet space, Mike Angiulo -- the vice president of Microsoft's Ecosystem and ...
05:00 pm EDT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Engadget Life on Mars: One week of Curiosity
Is there life on Mars? NASA's latest mission to the red planet might well answer that question, or perhaps the more pertinent question, was there life on Mars. At 10:02 AM EST on November 26th last ...
04:35 pm EDT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus Vu coming to wide-minded Americans by summer's end
If you're enamored with the 4:3 ratio of the Optimus Vu but remain disappointed that there isn't an American model to call your own, LG is bringing some sunshine to your day. The Korean company has ...
04:00 pm EDT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Engadget Engadget's back to school guide 2012: gaming
Welcome to Engadget's back to school guide! The end of summer vacation isn't nearly as much fun as the weeks that come before, but a chance to update your tech tools likely helps to ease the pain. To...
03:48 pm EDT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Engadget WSJ: Google set to acquire Frommer's from Wiley, add trusted travel reviews
Just one year after its Zagat acquisition, Google has made a move on another trusted lifestyle brand. John Wiley & Sons Inc., the current owner of the Frommer's network of travel sites and guide ...
03:41 pm EDT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Engadget Armchair Darwinians discover new insect species on Flickr
Entomologist Shaun Winterton has discovered a new species of Malaysian Lacewing from the comfort of his computer. Idly browsing Flickr, he came across Guek "Kurt" Hock Ping's snap of an insect taken...
03:24 pm EDT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Engadget Imo rolls out free voice calling for iOS users, hopes you'll use it to talk about free voice calling
Imo has no doubt gotten a bit of boost in the last couple of months, when Meebo finally shuttered its Messenger offering ahead of its social-boosting Google integration, and now the service is getti...
03:01 pm EDT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win one of four Nexus 7 tablets, courtesy of NVIDIA!
We declared Google's new flagship tablet, the ASUS-made Nexus 7, to be the best slate that $200 can buy -- as well as one of our top choices for students -- and while it's hard to beat the price, we...
02:35 pm EDT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Engadget Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE up for pre-order, hitting Sprint August 19th for $200
Sprint subscribers aching to get their thumbs on some QWERTY keyboarding, LTE action won't have to wait much longer. The carrier announced today that Motorola's verbose Photon Q 4G LTE will be hitti...
02:16 pm EDT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Engadget ARM and Globalfoundries hammer out deal to promote 20nm mobile chips
Sure it's British, but ARM's mobile empire is being built through careful alliances rather than conquest. The chip designer's latest deal with Globalfoundries, which mirrors a very similar agreement...
01:55 pm EDT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi gets taste of Ice Cream Sandwich in the US
Samsung was widely (if unofficially) expected to upgrade the Galaxy Tab line to Ice Cream Sandwich this summer. Thankfully, that wasn't just wishful thinking on the part of a few fans. Numerous Gala...
01:31 pm EDT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Engadget Paid Twitter wannabe App.net hits $500K target with time to spare
Paid Twitter-style service App.net has achieved its self-imposed $500,000 funding goal with almost two days still left on the clock. The social platform is the brainchild of Dalton Caldwell, who sai...
01:10 pm EDT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Engadget Fisker issues second statement about self-combusting Karma
Fisker's inability to catch a break is matched only by its vehicles' worrying reliability record. The company has issued another statement after a parked, thankfully empty Karma EV opted for some se...
12:43 pm EDT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Engadget Amateur archaeologist finds possible pyramids using Google Earth
While most Google Earth hobbyists are satisfied with a bit of snapping and geotagging, some have far loftier ambitions. Satellite archaeologist Angela Micol thinks she's discovered the locations of ...
11:52 am EDT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Engadget 'Stained glass' nanotechnology capable of printing up to 100,000 dpi
Researchers in Singapore have managed to create high-resolution color images several times sharper than typical methods using a metal-laced nanometer framework. While normal inkjet and laser jet pri...
10:47 am EDT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Engadget Google, Mozilla and Wikimedia projects get Maya language translations at one-day 'translathon'
Twenty native speakers of Yucatec, Mexico's most widely spoken Mayan tongue, met last Thursday to help bring the language to Google, Mozilla and Wikimedia projects. The event, dubbed Mozilla Transla...
09:48 am EDT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S Blaze Q leaks in August 15th-dated press shot, keeps terrible name
Remember Samsung's Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch for Sprint? Think that name was a mouthful? Well here's a press shot of -- wait for it -- Samsung's T699 aka. Galaxy S Blaze Q, a QWERTY slider for T-Mob...
08:57 am EDT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Engadget Neo Geo X Gold gets worldwide December release date, $200 price tag
Just when you were wondering if it was all just vaporware, the Neo Geo X has finally received a worldwide release date of December 6th after missing its original Q2 window. The 20th anniversary rebo...
08:19 am EDT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Engadget AOL HD connected TV app is now AOL On for Samsung, Roku and Sony; TiVo coming soon
Last summer the AOL HD app launched on the Boxee, Roku, Yahoo Connected TV and DivX platforms, and now it's moving to 2.0 as well as changing names, to AOL On. Rolling out now to the Samsung Smart T...
07:21 am EDT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Engadget Adafruit builds Raspberry Pi-powered light painting rig, takes trippy photos
Taking long exposure photographs at night and painting within them using an iPad may be old hat, but building your own light painting rig? That could earn you some serious geek cred, and according t...
06:15 am EDT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Engadget Motorola to cut its workforce by 20 percent, shutter a third of its offices worldwide
When Google acquired Motorola Mobility, Larry Page said the move would help "supercharge the Android ecosystem," but first, the firm needs to reorganize. That seems to be starting -- the company jus...
05:07 am EDT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Engadget Samsung refreshing Series 7 Gamer with 3D display, AMD Radeon HD 7870M
If Samsung's first dedicated gaming laptop wasn't built to your liking, you're about to get another option -- the Series 7 Gamer is due for a refresh. The company's Samsung Tomorrow blog pegs the ne...
03:17 am EDT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Engadget Next iPhone's motherboard possibly spotted with a dash of extra wireless
We may well have seen the next iPhone's back shell, front panel, SIM tray and even its cabling. Why not round it out with what might be the motherboard? A WeiPhone forum goer who slipped out the iPh...
02:20 am EDT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Engadget How would you change the Sony Z Series Walkman?
Sony's Walkman Z had a frustratingly delayed journey to western shores, and when it arrived it offered a solid, if uninspiring portable media player. It certainly bested the competition in some area...
01:24 am EDT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of August 6th, 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 ...
11:45 pm EDT - Sun, August 12, 2012
Engadget NAA verifies new US record for human-powered helicopter flight (video)
A team at the University of Maryland has been taking human powered flight to new heights. Or, rather, lengths, by setting a new US record for flight duration of 49.9 seconds with its Gamera II rotor...
09:30 pm EDT - Sun, August 12, 2012
Engadget Switched On: Surface damage
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. As Switched On discussed a few weeks ago, and as Microsoft noted in its recent 10-K filing, it is an unavoidable tru...
08:26 pm EDT - Sun, August 12, 2012
Engadget RadioShack Mobile leak suggests Cricket Wireless-based MVNO on the way
Tired, perhaps, of juggling mainstream cellular carriers, RadioShack may be launching its own wireless branding. According to a tip we've received, the Shack is gearing up to launch RadioShack Mobil...
07:27 pm EDT - Sun, August 12, 2012
Engadget Visualized: DeLorean hovercraft cruises around McCovey Cove, wins the internet
What do you get when you multiply a crazy Make project with a Kickstarter fund? You get the answer to our childhood dreams, that's what.Filed under: Misc. Gadgets, TransportationVisualized: DeLorea...
05:00 pm EDT - Sun, August 12, 2012
Engadget Diamond hones DOE X-ray laser howitzer to razor-sharp precision
The US Department of Energy's SLAC accelerator lab already has a pretty useful X-ray laser -- the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS). But, recent modifications to the device have scientists drooling...
04:00 pm EDT - Sun, August 12, 2012
Engadget ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A Ultrabook review: a high-res display, and a much-improved keyboard
More Info ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A alights its Ivy Bridge at Amazon: $1,149 for Core i5 edition ASUS bringing Zenbook Prime UX21A, UX31A, UX32A and UX32VD to the US, prices start at $799 ...
02:23 pm EDT - Sun, August 12, 2012
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Eindhoven's Evoluon Center, folding compact cars and the best of 3D printing
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. As we enter mid-August, millions of people will load up ...
12:31 pm EDT - Sun, August 12, 2012
Engadget Crackle brings its movie-streaming party to Windows Phone
Popular video app Crackle has wormed its way on to an impressive number of platforms, and now we can add Windows Phone to that list. The ad-supported streaming service offers access to films such as...
09:44 am EDT - Sun, August 12, 2012
Engadget Fisker Karma hybrid EV ignites in parking space as owner returns from grocery run
Fisker Automotive can't seem to catch break -- because its Karma hybrid EV sedan has yet again become too hot. Similar to an incident last spring that left a model burnt to near smithereens and dama...
09:44 am EDT - Sun, August 12, 2012
Engadget Fisker Karma owner returns from grocery run to find hybrid EV on fire
Fisker Automotive can't seem to catch break -- because its Karma hybrid EV sedan has yet again become too hot. Similar to an incident last spring that left a model burnt to near smithereens and dama...
08:27 am EDT - Sun, August 12, 2012
Engadget Barnes & Noble cuts prices across its Nook lineup, vies for your budget tablet affection
In what could be seen as a response to the positive reaction that Google's $200 Nexus 7 has garnered, Barnes & Noble has just cut down the prices on all three of its Android-based, seven-inch No...
07:15 am EDT - Sun, August 12, 2012
Engadget Disney researchers can now digitally shave your face, clone it for animatronics (video)
The minds at Disney Research aren't only interested in tracking your face -- they want to map, shave and clone it, too. Through a pair of research projects, Walt's proteges have managed to create sy...
04:42 am EDT - Sun, August 12, 2012
Engadget Lenovo reportedly prepping Intel and ARM versions of IdeaPad Yoga transforming tablet
We've known for a while that NVIDIA is working with Lenovo (and ASUS) on a Windows RT Tablet, but ABC News believes that we might already have seen the mystery device in action. Its sources have let...
02:35 am EDT - Sun, August 12, 2012
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of August 6th, 2012
Not all mobile news is destined for the front page, but if you're like us and really want to know what's going on, then you've come to the right place. This past week, Sprint began testing its LTE n...
01:19 am EDT - Sun, August 12, 2012
Engadget Ask Engadget: best 'Find my Phone' app for Android?
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 Jacob, who needs to ensure he...
12:14 am EDT - Sun, August 12, 2012
Engadget Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Student Edition let loose at Best Buy ahead of schedule, gets unboxed on video
We'd originally been tipped that Samsung's Galaxy Tab 7 2.0 Student Edition, a $250 bundle which comes with a keyboard dock and USB connector for peripherals, would officially hit Best Buy's shelves...
11:07 pm EDT - Sat, August 11, 2012
Engadget NASA's Curiosity rover receives long-distance OTA update, 'brain transplant' on Mars
Think it's nifty when your carrier deigns to provide your smartphone with that long awaited OTA update? That's nothing. Over the weekend, NASA's Curiosity rover will be receiving its first long-dist...
09:02 pm EDT - Sat, August 11, 2012
Engadget MIT researchers develop highly agile autonomous plane (video)
If you're flying a robot indoors, chances are it's a quadrocopter. The ability hover and maneuver on a dime is essential to whipping around the confined spaces of a lab. Researchers have figured out...
07:00 pm EDT - Sat, August 11, 2012
Engadget Alt-week 8.11.12: Robo-billies, quasicrystals and radioactive art
Alt-week peels back the covers on some of the more curious sci-tech stories from the last seven days. It's not like we're trying to out-weird ourselves, it just, somehow, keeps happening. At least o...
05:42 pm EDT - Sat, August 11, 2012
Engadget DARPA's Captive Air Amphibious Transporter can drive on water, help during disaster relief (video)
A couple of months back, DARPA announced it'd been working on developing technologies to help during natural or "man-made" disasters, and this TEMP plan (Tactically Expandable Maritime Platform) inc...
03:34 pm EDT - Sat, August 11, 2012
Engadget Researchers make unsuitable parts work as solar cells, could lead to cheaper panels
Harnessing the power of the sun is a tricky business, but even the past few weeks have seen some interesting developments in the field. In this latest installment, researchers from the Lawrence Berk...
01:19 pm EDT - Sat, August 11, 2012
Engadget Spotify Radio gets thumbs up, thumbs down on desktop
Pretty much from day one, the mobile Spotify Radio feature outclassed its desktop counterpart, thanks to the presence of one feature -- thumbs up and thumbs down buttons. The ability to more finely ...
11:11 am EDT - Sat, August 11, 2012
Engadget Researchers propose la carte internet services, overhaul for web infrastructure
A quintet of researchers funded by the National Science Foundation have envisioned a new internet architecture, one where features could be purchased à la carte. The proposed framework would ...
08:42 am EDT - Sat, August 11, 2012
Engadget Stop-motion music video relies on OpenOffice and Excel, finds formula for success (video)
It's already considered a grind to produce stop-motion video -- imagine creating a clip using the spreadsheet app that many dread seeing at work every morning. Joe Penna, better known to the interne...
06:17 am EDT - Sat, August 11, 2012
Engadget Audi R8 e-tron to feature digital AMOLED rear-view mirror
Audi's R18 racing car's been sporting this digital rear-view mirror for some time, and was most recently spotted with it at the renowned LeMans racing competition -- but now the German outfit's brin...
03:10 am EDT - Sat, August 11, 2012
Engadget Apple details 2010 presentation to Samsung on Android patent infringement, licensing offer
As the battle between Samsung and Apple closed out another week in US District Court, lawyers for the latter focused its argument on evidence and testimony covering a presentation Apple made to Sams...
01:38 am EDT - Sat, August 11, 2012
Engadget Eurocom intros powerhouse Scorpius laptop, touts more video memory than most desktops
Eurocom has carved out a strange but soft spot in our hearts for its desktop replacement-level laptops -- the insistence on overkill hardware leaves even the vaguely ultraportable Monster packing th...
11:43 pm EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget FCC Fridays: August 10, 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...
10:37 pm EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget Sony LT25i Tsubasa pops up in benchmarks, may swell the high-speed Xperia ranks
Add another future Sony Xperia model to a rapidly growing pool. The LT25i Tsubasa (not to be confused with the ST25i/Xperia U) has been caught by Tencent in AnTuTu and NenaMark2 tests, seemingly ru...
09:51 pm EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget Census Bureau releases first mobile app, offers real-time stats on the US economy
The US Census Bureau just released its first public API last month, giving web and mobile app makers access to its vast stores of statistics, and it's now also gone the extra mile by releasing its f...
09:20 pm EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget Motorola starts Android 4.0 upgrades for international RAZR owners
Motorola may have pushed some of its earliest Android 4.0 updates to the Verizon-centric Droid RAZR, but it hasn't forgotten those who call the international, HSPA-based RAZR (the XT910) their own: ...
08:51 pm EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget LG Eclipse (LS970) pops up in FCC docs, ready to prop up Sprint's LTE network
Where there's smoke, there's fire and by the looks of this latest FCC filing, LG's LS970 is all but a lock for Sprint's LTE lineup. Rumored to bow on that carrier as the Eclipse, the heavyweight han...
08:26 pm EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget NPD: Xbox 360 ruled a steadily declining video game empire in July
Microsoft must sometimes feel like its lead in the game market is a Pyrrhic victory. The Xbox 360 once again topped the NPD Group's hardware charts in July, claiming a near-majority 49 percent marke...
08:00 pm EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget Vizio Thin + Light review (14-inch, 2012): what happens when a TV maker enters the PC market?
More Info Vizio officially introduces PC line Hands-on with Vizio's laptops, desktops and 10-inch tablet Vizio details its first laptops: two thin-and-lights and a mainstream 15-inche...
08:00 pm EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget Vizio Thin + Light review (14-inch, 2012): how do the company's first laptops measure up?
More Info Vizio officially introduces PC line Hands-on with Vizio's laptops, desktops and 10-inch tablet Vizio details its first laptops: two thin-and-lights and a mainstream 15-inche...
07:39 pm EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget Crysis 3 trailer shows off Crytek's CryENGINE 3, blows your mind in the process (video)
Now, the real question is this: can you run Crysis 3?Filed under: Gaming, SoftwareCrysis 3 trailer shows off Crytek's CryENGINE 3, blows your mind in the process (video) originally appeared on Engad...
07:19 pm EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget Adidas Social Media Barricade shoe concept moves tweets to the track (video)
Adidas is known for making connected shoes -- but never quite as linked-up as a Nash Money concept making its appearance late into the London Olympics. The Social Media Barricade weaves the guts of ...
06:50 pm EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget DirecTV quietly updates iPad app, HR34 DVR
DirecTV has quietly updated both its iPad app and HR34 DVR with a variety of new features for Satellite-loving customers. The application will now resume from where you left off, comes with a much i...
06:24 pm EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget CyanogenMod 9 now stable on every supported device, get your fix today
We saw CyanogenMod 9 reach the perfect poise of a stable release on the Galaxy Nexus just this past Thursday. It's now time for everyone else to join the club: all devices that can run CM9 now get t...
06:08 pm EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget Next iPhone's tiny docking connector possibly spotted
We've seen the rumored next iPhone's minuscule docking port more than once. Any of the cabling that plugs into that port, however, has been non-existent until today. If photos slipped to Nowhereel...
06:08 pm EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget Google to downrank sites hit by valid copyright claims
Google has been dogged by claims that it facilitates the piracy of content through its search results pretty much since day one. Starting next week, the web giant will be taking a much more aggressi...
06:08 pm EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget Next iPhone's tiny docking connector possibly spotted (update: more details)
We've seen the rumored next iPhone's minuscule docking port more than once. Any of the cabling that plugs into that port, however, has been non-existent until today. If photos slipped to Nowhereelse...
05:56 pm EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget Sprint's Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE detailed: 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, QWERTY keyboard
Sprint CEO Dan Hesse already confirmed that the Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE was coming "very soon," but now we're able to affirm even more details surrounding the launch. With Sprint's LTE network fina...
05:34 pm EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget Digiboo movie kiosks now do wireless, still insist on Windows
So far, Digiboo's movie kiosks have been severely limited by a couple of factors, before you even get to the fact that their content is SD only. Firstly, they've required users to carry a USB stick ...
05:00 pm EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget SIGGRAPH 2012 wrap-up
Considering that SIGGRAPH focuses on visual content creation and display, there was no shortage of interesting elements to gawk at on the show floor. From motion capture demos to 3D objects printed ...
04:36 pm EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget FTC and Facebook settle privacy dispute, skip the fine
Well, Mark Zuckerberg is finally trying to make things right after admitting to a "bunch of mistakes" when dealing with user privacy on his juggernaut of a social network. The FTC and Facebook had a...
04:24 pm EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget Colloidal Display uses soap bubbles, ultrasonic waves to form a projection screen (hands-on video)
If you've ever been to an amusement park, you may have noticed ride designers using some non-traditional platforms as projection screens -- the most common example being a steady stream of artificia...
04:00 pm EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget Engadget's back to school guide 2012: mainstream laptops
Welcome to Engadget's back to school guide! The end of summer vacation isn't nearly as much fun as the weeks that come before, but a chance to update your tech tools likely helps to ease the pain. To...
03:32 pm EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget Stuffed Toys Alive! replaces mechanical limbs with strings for a much softer feel (hands-on)
It worked just fine for Pinocchio, so why not animatronic stuffed bears? A group of researchers from the Tokyo University of Technology are on hand at SIGGRAPH's Emerging Technologies section this w...
03:06 pm EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget Best Buy founder wants slashed prices, Apple-style customer service in $10 billion rescue plan
Best Buy founder Richard Schulze is proposing a plan to turn around the ailing electronics store as part of a $10 billion buyout. He's proposing the retailer slashes prices to compete with online ri...
02:39 pm EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget Cheap NFC-based chips run on your phone's radio waves, can be read and written
A new generation of cheaper, passively powered smart tags could accelerate NFC adoption very soon. Developed at Sunchon National University and Paru Printed Electronics Research Institute in Korea, t...
02:14 pm EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD spills the beans (and its guts) at the FCC
There isn't much we don't already know about Huawei's 10-inch MediaPad FHD, revealing most of its secrets well before its launch later this month. Now that it's swung through Washington to be poked ...
01:49 pm EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget Scientists release biggest ever 3D map of the universe, lacks turn-by-turn navigation (video)
The stargazers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics have released a huge three-dimensional map of outer space, a core part of its six-year survey of the skies. Encompassing four billio...
01:30 pm EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget Distro Issue 52: Does the MakerBot Replicator signal the dawn of in-home 3D printing?
Almost every day it seems like folks are finding a way to add to the number of practical uses for 3D printers. What was once a hobbyist's dream gadget is now being used to produce faux arteries for ...
12:53 pm EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget HTC One X gets Android 4.0.4 update today: enhances camera app, adds menu functionality to multitasking button
If the One X's capacitive button layout jarred with the Ice Cream Sandwich experience you saw on the Galaxy Nexus, you'll like what HTC's just told us. An update to version 4.0.4, launching today, ...
12:19 pm EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget Zotac's ZBOX ID84 mini PC sports Cedar Trail CPU and optional NVIDIA, starts at $229
As recent history would kindly tell us, Zotac really, really loves its tiny computing boxes. Now the outfit's introduced yet another one to its mini PC mix: enter the ZBOX ID84. The standalone unit ...
11:41 am EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget Dish Network rumored to have bought Clearwire's $400 million debt in secret transaction
We're not in the habit of entering the dry world of corporate debt notes, but Sprint's latest financial release might disguise a juicy bit of news. There's a rumor in the business press that Dish Net...
11:03 am EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget Morpheus lander crashes, burns and explodes in untethered flight test, NASA remains optimistic (video)
As noisy as we found Project Morpheus' tethered flight test, its untethered follow-up was far, far louder. Yesterday, the experimental lander suffered a hardware component failure, which NASA says "...
10:25 am EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget Researchers create Meshworm robot, beat it up (video)
We've seen a number of options for controlling real worms, but never a worm robot, until now. Enter Meshworm, the latest creation from researchers at MIT, Harvard University and Seoul National Unive...
09:59 am EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget Disney's REVEL could turn the whole world into a tactile touchscreen (video)
Disney Research think it can go one better on Tactile and Haptic touch displays by using electrical fields to add sensation to nearly anything you can touch. Using Reverse Electrovibration, REVEL wo...
09:36 am EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget Red claims Dragon is 'single most significant sensor in the history of image capture'
Red Camera's bombastic CEO, Jim Jannard, says that internal testing of the new 6K Dragon sensor proves that it's the new "resolution and dynamic range king." He also claims it will be "the cleanest ...
09:17 am EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget PBS delves into the finer points of buggy behavior in 'The Art of Glitch' (video)
To think that all those times people were cursing at their terminals every time they got the Blue Screen of Death, they should've been charging for admission. At least that's the idea one would get ...
09:02 am EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget India's prime minister reportedly working on giving free handsets to low-income families
We've seen companies like Microsoft help out low-income people by dropping prices on its hardware and software in the past, and now India's prime minister's allegedly taking a similar approach but w...
08:39 am EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget Doodle friday: End your week with a penalty shootout
Relive the nail-biting insanity and inherent unfairness of soccer's penalty shootout over at Google right now, as you try to match our first-attempt score of 18 points and two gold stars. (We'll upd...
08:27 am EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget BeagleBone gets plenty of expansion options with new 'cape' add-ons
Arduino has shields and now BeagleBone has capes. The Cortex A8-based hobbyist board has earned a number of fans for its speed and affordability. Now it's adding simple versatility with 20 expansion...
08:09 am EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget Sony Reader PRS-T2 up for $130 pre-order at J&R
We first caught sight of Sony's latest reader when it mysteriously swung past the FCC, but now the PRS-T2 has arrived to spill the beans at Park Row's most famous resident. J&R's pre-order page ...
07:45 am EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile UK confirms unlimited tethering won't be available to new Full Monty customers
Well, well, so much for being "truly unlimited," right? As TechRadar adequately reports, T-Mobile UK's confirmed that any new customer looking to snag the Full Monty data plan won't be offered an un...
07:06 am EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget WatchESPN Android app update finally brings access for Comcast subscribers
While the WatchESPN app for iOS got an update that opened up mobile streams for Comcast cable customers back in May, it's taken until now for Android devices to enjoy the same access. Along with unsp...
06:35 am EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget Google gives mobile search a makeover for quick-answer queries
If you're looking for flight times, currency conversions, word definitions and more, you'll notice that Google has dressed up the responses in new, Now card type clothing. On top of being prettier, ...
06:13 am EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget Google Earth adds detailed 3D imagery for Denver and Seattle, might not render the local Starbucks
Google only launched detailed 3D maps in Google Earth for a handful of cities, but it's branching out to provide that extra dimension to a wider swath of the public. Today, it's Denver and Seattle: ...
05:41 am EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget PlayBook Mobile Responder app puts police tools in a finger-friendly package
The PlayBook may not have taken off in the consumer market, but its enterprise-friendly features may help it find a home elsewhere -- especially now that it's packing a speedy 4G radio. Fresh on the...
04:51 am EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget Ears-on with Klipsch's latest intra-aural headphone lineup: Image S4 (II) series, X7i
Been fancying a new set of in-ear headphones as of late? If you'll recall, it was last week when Klipsch quietly revealed its new $200 Image X7i and a trio of Image S4 (II) series in-ears. Today, af...
04:12 am EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget Samsung Exynos 5 Dual white paper confirms new high marks for mobile graphics, memory performance
Our SIGGRAPH demo of the ARM Mali-T604 GPU gave a brief preview of Samsung's upcoming Exynos 5 Dual CPU, but now all the details of the company's next great processor are ready for us to view. Other...
03:45 am EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget Foursquare brings nearby check-ins back to BlackBerry and iPhone, saves our pub crawls
The Foursquare 5.0 revamp wasn't all good news for some of the location service's most loyal fans: the design quietly scrapped the option to only see check-ins from nearby friends. After much clamor...
02:53 am EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget Google, PayPal, VeriFone and US carriers band together to form Mobile Payments Committee
There's little doubt that mobile payments hold a ton of potential for the future of commerce, but without proper direction (and willingness for adoption), the technology remains little more than an ...
02:18 am EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget Apple, Samsung reveal sales data to the court, boast of millions served
Have a smartphone from Seoul or Cupertino riding in the pocket of your jeans? You aren't the only one. New documents filed in Samsung and Apple's ongoing legal battle reveal specific sales data goin...
01:31 am EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget SlingPlayer survey hints at possible expansion to game consoles
We haven't exactly been lacking in SlingPlayer-supporting devices as of late, but it looks like the placeshifting service could possibly be set to expand to an entirely new area: game consoles. That...
12:55 am EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget Blake Patterson's Byte Cellar: the ultimate man cave for aspiring geeks
Apple IIGS? Of course. Commodore 64C? You betcha. NeXTstation Turbo Color? Booyah! These three classics are just part of Blake Patterson's tricked-out technology den that's known as the Byte Cellar ...
12:29 am EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget Researchers use bioimpedance as a biometric, let health monitor devices know who you are
Wouldn't it be great if fitness and medical gadgets automatically knew who was wearing them? Researchers from Dartmouth have come up with a new way to provide health monitors just such an ability us...
12:10 am EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget Mystery Samsung GT-P8110 tablet passes through the FCC
We know our fair share about the redesigned Galaxy Note 10.1, but wait -- what's this? Another Samsung tablet, the GT-P8110, has made a trip through the FCC to complicate what was looking to be a si...
12:10 am EDT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Engadget Mystery Samsung GT-P8110 tablet passes through the FCC (update: likely not the P10)
We know our fair share about the redesigned Galaxy Note 10.1, but wait -- what's this? Another Samsung tablet, the GT-P8110, has made a trip through the FCC to complicate what was looking to be a si...
11:48 pm EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget Blizzard suffers security breach, encrypted passwords and authenticator data compromised
According to a recent Blizzard security update, now might be a good time cook up a new password. Blizzard's security team found that its internal network has been illegally accessed, and answers to p...
11:24 pm EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget Current Caller ID app adds social info, weather details, suggests a good time to ring back
If staring at the incoming callers' visage just wasn't enough, Current's Caller ID might worth a try. The utility app adds a raft of extra detail to your smartphone when it rings, from recent tweets...
10:56 pm EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget Roto-a-Matic retro vending machine injection molds toys while you wait (video)
The advent of 3D printing is most certainly upon us, and its helped injection molding make the crucial transition from dated tech to a retro novelty. The Roto-a-Matic has recently gone live in toy m...
10:32 pm EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget Skype now selling prepaid cards in Mexico, makes it easier to get unlimited calling plans
Believe it or not, prepaid cards are indeed a thing south of the US border. In fact, the majority of folks in Mexico often choose to go this route rather than sticking with some sort of monthly cont...
10:07 pm EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget CM9's first stable release lands for GSM Galaxy Nexus
Well, it's certainly taken a while, but the popular CyanogenMod finally has a stable version of its ninth iteration. It's yet to hit the ROM's homepage, but that's probably because its only availabl...
09:43 pm EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget NVIDIA Q2 earnings bounce back through Tegra: $119 million profit on $1.04 billion in revenue
NVIDIA's fiscal performance in its second quarter shows the rewards of patience in the mobile sphere: it just saw its profit double versus the first quarter to $119 million, even though it only slig...
09:24 pm EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget BlackBerry PlayBook 4G LTE hands-on
RIM's attempts to get a cellular-equipped version of the BlackBerry PlayBook have been troubled, to say the least. The company signalled its intentions around Mobile World Congress last February, on...
09:01 pm EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget Klipsch revamps Image One series headphones, intros first Bluetooth variant
As if updating and expanding its in-ear headphone lineup wasn't enough, Klipsch has gone ahead and unveiled its revamped Image One on-ear set here at Irving Plaza in NYC. As we're told, the new Imag...
09:01 pm EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget Klipsch revamps Image One series headphones, intros first Bluetooth variant (update: ears-on)
As if updating and expanding its in-ear headphone lineup wasn't enough, Klipsch has gone ahead and unveiled its revamped Image One on-ear set here at Irving Plaza in NYC. As we're told, the new Imag...
08:45 pm EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget Microsoft reportedly settles on 'Windows 8' as replacement for 'Metro'
We've already heard that Microsoft was temporarily using "Windows 8-style UI" as a substitute for "Metro" now that the latter is on the outs, and it looks like may now have a permanent replacement. ...
08:29 pm EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget Chilly Chair uses static electricity to raise your arm hair, force an 'emotional reaction' (hands-on video)
Hiding in the back of the SIGGRAPH Emerging Technologies demo area -- exactly where such a project might belong -- is a dark wood chair that looks anything but innocent. Created by a team at the Uni...
08:00 pm EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget A guide to Slackware and Arch Linux: getting your hands dirty with Linux
Back in 1991, a computer science student named Linus Torvalds announced on a newsgroup that he was creating a "hobby OS." That hobby was Linux, and today it's much more than a tinkerer's operating ...
07:41 pm EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget Warner Music Group says streaming services now account for 25 percent of digital revenue
We've been seeing plenty of evidence that streaming music services like Spotify, Pandora and Rdio are pulling in more folks than ever, and we now also have a good idea of how that growth is affectin...
07:36 pm EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget Apple reportedly price matching iPhone discounts from carriers and other retailers
According to a leaked screengrab hosted up at MacRumors, Apple retail shops now have the authority to price match carrier and rival retail discounts on iPhone. Specifically, the note informs employe...
07:19 pm EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget General Motors invests in NanoSteel, hopes to lighten its load
What's the simplest way to improve fuel efficiency? Build a lighter car, of course. That's GM's plan, at least, and it's taking its first step toward a more efficient future by investing in a nano-s...
06:57 pm EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget OTA Update Center encourages PC-free upgrades for custom Android ROMs
Over-the-air firmware updates are mainstays for most smartphone platforms, but custom ROM builders have rarely had such a luxury, even with Android. The OTA Update Center wants to shoulder that nobl...
06:39 pm EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget Gartner reports Western Europe desktop shipments down, portable PCs up in Q2 2012
When it comes to technology and the end of a financial quarter, you can bet your wage there'll be an analyst report or two letting you what's what. And according to Gartner's latest estimates for We...
06:16 pm EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget MIT Media Lab's Tensor Displays stack LCDs for low-cost glasses-free 3D (hands-on video)
Glasses-free 3D may be the next logical step in TV's evolution, but we have yet to see a convincing device make it to market that doesn't come along with a five-figure price tag. The sets that do co...
05:56 pm EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia tablet reappears in new photos, adds a few more details
While most of the intrigue about Sony's next tablet evaporated in a barrage of leaked slides, a few press renders offer us a closer look at the Tablet S replacement. Proudly emblazoned with the Xper...
05:34 pm EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget Samsung files for patent on safe taxi service, we hope we never fully test it
Anyone who often relies on taxi service to get around, as good as it can be, has likely had a driver who was less than courteous -- and in the worst cases, outright scary. Samsung wants to keep pass...
05:10 pm EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget Engadget Podcast 305 - 08.09.2012
Robots are so advanced these days that they even know how to make themselves prevalent during otherwise-humdrum news weeks to get themselves extra-featured on important and widely-listened-to techno...
04:51 pm EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget TiVo Premiere 4 confirmed early, promises a 4-tuner DVR for the masses
TiVo owners who've wanted to record any more than two shows at a time or use more recent technology like MoCA have had to look towards the wallet-busting Premiere XL4, at least if they didn't happen...
04:32 pm EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget Amazon Cloud Player now lets you play content on your Sonos system, helps get the party started
Along with letting us know it had pleasantly updated its Cloud Player with 256 Kbps matched files, Amazon also briefly mentioned that Sonos compatibility would be coming sometime "soon." Well, it tu...
04:00 pm EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget Engadget's back to school guide 2012: e-readers
Welcome to Engadget's back to school guide! The end of summer vacation isn't nearly as much fun as the weeks that come before, but a chance to update your tech tools likely helps to ease the pain. To...
03:37 pm EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget YouTube video editing brings in real-time previews, trims UI down to the basics
YouTube's video editing suite is officially a toddler in human years, so it's about time that it grew a little more beyond learning how to walk and talk. By far the most conspicuous sign of maturity...
03:11 pm EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget Google to pay $22.5 million to settle FTC charges over tracking cookies in Apple's Safari browser
Google has agreed to pay a $22.5 million penalty to settle its dispute with the FTC, over the company's role in bypassing browser settings in Apple's Safari web browser. Although it stated that it w...
02:53 pm EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget OUYA console pre-order now available for non-backers starting at $109, slated to ship in April
Miss out on your chance to snag the Android-based gaming console during OUYA's Kickstarter tour-de-force? Worry not, friends. The outfit has opened up pre-orders it promised for those who didn't tak...
02:31 pm EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget Microsoft, NYPD build new policing software, NYC takes 30 percent of the profit
Microsoft is releasing the Domain Awareness System, a software kit, designed with the NYPD, for law enforcement agencies. Pulling together data from CCTV Cameras, radiation detectors and license-pla...
02:07 pm EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget Chemical sensors could detect plants' cries for help, reduce need for pesticides
It's a terrifying thought, but science suggests that when under attack, plants cry for help. Invisible and, often odorless, green leaf volatiles emitted from vegetation act as a defense mechanism, c...
01:44 pm EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget Vringo buys small Nokia patent portfolio as asset sell-off continues
Nokia's sale of the century hour continues, selling off a small intellectual property portfolio to Vringo. The little-known app maker has snapped up a bundle of 500 patents and applications from the...
01:19 pm EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget ASUS Transformer Pad TF300TL coming to Germany and Austria with LTE in tow
Our thoughts on the Transformer Pad TF300 were mostly positive when we reviewed it back in April. A lot has happened since then and, while its unlikely to still be at the top of our 10-inch heap, a ...
01:00 pm EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget Pulse Reader launches browser-based app, you'll need IE10 for certain gestures
Until now, if you've wanted to use the Pulse reader app for browsing Engadget your favorite blogs you had to own an Android or iOS device. Now, though, the startup is launching a browser-based versi...
12:35 pm EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget Peek inside Samsung's sound lab to see ringtones being born
Samsung's opened up about how the engineers in its sound lab build the default tones for your handset. Tasked with developing a "Sonic Branding," a ringtone that's as iconic and recognizable as Noki...
12:06 pm EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget Google Translate app gets weighty update, will translate signs through your smartphone camera
Google's multi-lingual translation app decided that (online) words were not enough. Beyond digital text, a new update to Translate will let Google's bots translate what you're looking at, whether th...
12:03 pm EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget Facebook's Director of Engineering explains how you're part of the dev team
Ever wondered why those crazy fools at Facebook think it's a good idea to meddle with the timeline, or how you chat? Well you can blame yourself. Probably. The social network's Director of Engineeri...
11:44 am EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget Boingo snaps up Cloud Nine Media to expand its ad-sponsored WiFi network
Boingo tried its hand at free WiFi with Google earlier this summer, and now it's acquired Cloud Nine Media to help it claim a larger slice of the sponsored internet access pie. Though Boingo's 500,0...
11:32 am EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget Burner turns your iPhone into a disposable, lets you be faux-shady
Need a throw-away phone number? It's now available as the Burner iPhone app, from a company called Ad Hoc. There's no explanation for how it works technically, but using it looks easy: you pay $2 fo...
11:22 am EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget Verizon's Galaxy S III gets global roaming workaround, packs its bags
What's the point of owning Samsung's shiny new flagship if you can't take it on tour? Well, prior to Verizon's Galaxy S III launch, customers were promised that global roaming would be enabled somet...
10:58 am EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget Digia buys Nokia's remaining Qt assets for 'fraction' of purchase price, eyes Windows, iOS, Android
Nokia's Qt project could be reinvigorated now that it's been bought out in its entirety by Finnish firm Digia, following a partial acquisition last year. Digia is eyeing porting the development platf...
10:43 am EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget US Army's LEMV spy blimp spotted hovering over New Jersey, may take up cargo duties (video)
The US Army's not-so-secret Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle (LEMV) spy blimp is better at staying hidden than we thought... if unintentionally. Although it was due to fly the friendly skie...
10:24 am EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget Pioneer's new WiFi-enabled XDJ-AERO controller says goodbye wires, hello dancefloor (video)
The advent of digital DJing removed the jumps and skips of vinyl, while introducing a bad case of cable spaghetti, as spinners bring their own kit to the party. Pioneer saw that, and has finally cut...
10:02 am EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget RIM escapes $147.2 million hit as Mformation appeal ends in victory
RIM has successfully appealed its patent infringement verdict against Mformation, letting the company off the hook for $147.2 million in damages. It was originally ordered to pay the stack of cash a...
09:53 am EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget Panasonic preps SD cards that survive heat, water and X-rays, will probably outlast you
Much ado has been made of weather-resistant cameras, but it's all a moot point if the memory card dies, isn't it? Panasonic wants that level of survivability in its SDHC and SDXC cards, and its new ...
09:36 am EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget Hit the rapids with Google's latest Olympic doodle
It's time to pound the arrow keys again for Mountain View's latest Olympic doodle game, a whitewater slalom canoe challenge. The idea is to speed through the course with the left/right keys in the b...
09:16 am EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget Olympus hangs $57 million loss on austerity, strong yen and declining compact camera market
Olympus is reporting a $56.7 million loss for its first quarter of 2012. While its coveted medical imaging arm remains profitable, its life-science and industrial unit suffered thanks to corporate b...
08:43 am EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Student Edition expected at Best Buy: $249 with bundled keyboard and USB adapter
If you're looking for something -- anything -- to lessen the burden of summertime studies, then a trip to Best Buy may soon be in order. We've just heard from a helpful tipster that a student editio...
08:32 am EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget 'Just for Kids' now available on the Xbox 360: Go, Netflix, Go!
Late last year, Netflix kicked off its plans to specifically cater the young crowd with its 'Just for Kids' entertainment section -- which, at that point, was nothing but a mere experiment. Still, t...
08:06 am EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia GX makes Japan debut today
The Xperia GX passed muster at the FCC labs a few weeks back and is filling shelves of NTT DoCoMo stores starting today. If you like your smartphone screens big and high-resolution, you'll probably ...
07:38 am EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget Ford C-MAX Hybrid rated for 47MPG across the board, C-MAX Energi hits 85MPH in EV mode
The wait for the Ford C-MAX Hybrid has been a long one, and we'll still be waiting until the fall before the driving public takes a set of keys. In the meantime, there's good news from the EPA for t...
07:07 am EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget HTC G1 auditions CyanogenMod 10, runs Jelly Bean at a snail's pace (video)
Putting Google's latest candy-coated OS update on the very first Android phone? We've got a guy for that. Jcarrz1, the same wizard from XDA-Developers who ported Ice Cream Sandwich to the HTC G1, h...
06:25 am EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile USA Q2 2012 results show net customer losses of 205k, progress on LTE and AWS
The results for T-Mobile USA's second quarter of 2012 are in and first up is the bad news -- reported net customer losses of 205,000 are more than the 50,000 lost in the same period last year, and m...
06:08 am EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget Galaxy Note 10.1 just hitting shelves, already said to be rooted
Only two days after Samsung announced the availability of the Galaxy Note 10.1 (and its source code), it appears to already have been rooted. An XDA user named Zedomax claims to have pulled off the ...
05:00 am EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget OUYA's Kickstarter funding is complete: over $8.5 million raised, starts shipping in March
It's a wrap! Suffice it to say, it's a been a relatively short, yet astoundingly fruitful -- and initially record-breaking -- funding run for OUYA, the hackable, Android-based gaming console. With j...
05:00 am EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget OUYA's Kickstarter funding is complete: over $8.58 million raised, starts shipping in March (update: still going)
It's a wrap! Suffice it to say, it's a been a relatively short, yet astoundingly fruitful -- and initially record-breaking -- funding run for OUYA, the hackable, Android-based gaming console. With j...
05:00 am EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget OUYA's Kickstarter funding is complete: over $8.59 million raised, starts shipping in March (update: still going)
It's a wrap! Suffice it to say, it's a been a relatively short, yet astoundingly fruitful -- and initially record-breaking -- funding run for OUYA, the hackable, Android-based gaming console. With j...
05:00 am EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget OUYA's Kickstarter funding is complete: over $8.59 million raised, starts shipping in March
It's a wrap! Suffice it to say, it's a been a relatively short, yet astoundingly fruitful -- and initially record-breaking -- funding run for OUYA, the hackable, Android-based gaming console. With j...
04:01 am EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget Nikon Coolpix L610: an AA-powered, 1080p-capable point-and-shoot for $249
A flagship it isn't, but Nikon's newest Coolpix will certainly hit the sweet spot in terms of pricing for many. The Coolpix L610 is an entry-level compact that breaks away from proprietary cells in ...
04:01 am EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget Nikon 1 J2 mirrorless camera: minor control tweaks, $549, ships in September
Not even a year after Nikon ceremoniously entered the mirrorless world, it's issuing the followup to the J1: it's the Nikon 1 J2, and it's -- at most -- a gentle revision to a camera that was near-u...
04:00 am EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget Akamai: peak internet speeds jumped 25 percent year-to-year in Q1, Germany tops the mobile world
If you thought world internet access speeds were facing a large-scale slowdown, you can stop fretting for now. Data from Akamai suggests that average speeds were just 2.6Mbps, but that was a healthy...
03:18 am EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget Stop motion animated film ParaNorman taps 3D printers to create 31,000 unique facial features
Take one look at the upcoming 3D stop motion film ParaNorman and it's easy to see that moviegoers are in for some stunning visuals come August 17th. Once you realize the contribution of 3D printing ...
02:38 am EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III LTE to support VoLTE calls, starting with Korea in August
Aren't you glad you waited to buy an LTE version of the Galaxy S III? Samsung has confirmed that the versions with faster cellular data will support Voice over LTE on appropriately equipped networks...
02:04 am EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget Peter Jackson's 48 fps version of The Hobbit said to be a 'limited release' only
All told, we can't deny Peter Jackson's caused some madness since announcing the scheme to shoot his upcoming Hobbit film at a high frame-rate, rather than sticking with the more common 24 fps, Holl...
01:17 am EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget Indian official claims BlackBerry eavesdropping standoff is 'heading towards a resolution'
Oh, bureaucracies, the fun in dealing with them is that you're told exactly what they want you to know -- or at least, believe. That's the name of the game in India, where -- as you're surely aware ...
12:36 am EDT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Engadget GNOME OS plans detailed: desktops and tablets and smartphones, oh my!
That the GNOME devs planned to package their distro of Linux is hardly a secret, but we haven't heard to many details. Now Allan Day, one of the interface and UX designers, has explained not just the...
11:43 pm EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget Lenovo's ThinkPad T430u Ultrabook finally arriving this month for $779
Remember the Lenovo ThinkPad T430u? The Ultrabook aimed at business users (and one of the first PCs with a Thunderbolt port, we might add)? If it fell off your radar, we wouldn't really fault you: i...
11:37 pm EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget Google Chrome for Windows gets more secure Flash player, gives users a browsing sandbox safety net
Chrome turned 21 last week, and in that new version, Google's made playing Flash videos in its browser even safer... for Windows users, anyway. This latest release puts Adobe's Flash Player plug-in f...
11:00 pm EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 official: Windows 8, NFC and a fingerprint reader, arrives in October
If you've been paying attention, you not only knew Lenovo was readying a ThinkPad-branded Windows 8 tablet, but you probably already noticed all the leaked specs, too. Indeed, we first saw this thin...
10:41 pm EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget Raspberry Pi teases finished Gertboard IO extender, revs creative engines
The Raspberry Pi faithful have been looking forward to the Gertboard almost as much as the main device itself: Gert van Loo's I/O extender promises to flash lights, spin motors and otherwise take on...
10:41 pm EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget Raspberry Pi teases finished Gertboard IO extender, revs creative engines (Update: pre-orders open now, video)
The Raspberry Pi faithful have been looking forward to the Gertboard almost as much as the main device itself: Gert van Loo's I/O extender promises to flash lights, spin motors and otherwise take on...
10:00 pm EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget This is the Modem World: Curiosity Killed the Fanboy
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology. Usain Bolt is fast. Really fast. So fast, in fact, that we all re...
09:38 pm EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget Wii U titles listed on Amazon let us see Nintendo's all-new packaging design
Although it shouldn't come as a surprise that Nintendo would be redesigning its software packaging to accommodate the new "U," it's still nice to get an early peek at what we can expect from the Jap...
09:23 pm EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget Gocen optical music recognition can read a printed score, play notes in real-time (hands-on video)
It's not often that we stumble upon classical music on the floor at SIGGRAPH, so the tune of Bach's Cantata 147 was reason enough to stop by Gocen's small table in the annual graphics trade show's E...
09:08 pm EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget iPad estimated to be cornering nearly 73% of Chinese tablet market
We're used to seeing tablet market share illustrated on the world stage. China, however, has usually been untouched. Analysys International has taken a crack at decoding the market and has bucked a ...
08:54 pm EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget Shader Printer uses heat-sensitive 'paint' that can be erased with low temperatures (hands-on video)
Lovin' the bold look of those new Nikes? If you're up to date on the athletic shoe scene, you may notice that sneaker designs can give way long before your soles do. A new decaling technique could e...
08:34 pm EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget Super Angry Birds USB controller puts the sling back in your shot (video)
Yeah. We know. There are pretty much as many ways to play Angry Birds, as there are people who play it. That's a lot. However, the Super Angry Birds controller you see above speaks to us. Why? Becau...
08:20 pm EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget Antec SP1 portable Bluetooth speaker stops by the FCC
The last Antec product that blipped on our radar was many moons ago, but it looks as though the company is having a second stab at audio hardware in its latest filing with the FCC. The documents rev...
08:17 pm EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget HP expects to take $8 billion hit over its purchase of EDS
Normally shake ups in management and earnings outlooks don't really grab our attention. But, buried in the PR for just such moves from HP today was a particularly intriguing tid bit of information. I...
08:04 pm EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget Samsung patents perfume-packing cellphone... again
Seriously, Samsung, what the heck is with the scented cellphone patents? This isn't the first, or even the second time you've thought to put pockets of perfume in a handset. This latest patent is sl...
07:50 pm EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget NPD: Apple, Samsung control 55 percent of the smartphone market, prepaid sales up 91 percent
According to NPD DisplaySearch, Apple and Samsung control more than half of the American smartphone market. The second-quarter figures reveal that while contract phone sales are flatter than month-o...
07:39 pm EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget NASA's X-48C hybrid wing-body plane completes first test flight
After planting a rover firmly on Mars' surface and testing a new methane-fueled lander, NASA has squeezed in the first test flight of its X-48C hybrid wing-body aircraft. Thanks to its design, which...
07:21 pm EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget Editorial: when the ecosystem is the product, picking a favorite isn't easy
Have you ever taken the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator personality test? If not, you will eventually fail in a happy hour when people compare their personality-type acronyms. I took the test years ago,...
07:06 pm EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget Google keeps the interactive Olympic doodles going, tests your spacebar with a game of hoops
If your keyboard survived yesterday's track & field test, the folks in Mountain View have posted another interactive doodle to satisfy your Olympic dreams. This time around, you can give acarde-...
06:58 pm EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget Disney Research's Botanicus Interacticus adds capacitive touch to ordinary plants, we go hands-on
Sure, you spend plenty of time talking to your plants, but have you ever made them sing? Walt Disney's experience development arm, coined Disney Research, has found a way to take human-plant interac...
06:48 pm EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget Apple starts selling refurbished 'new' iPads for $50 less than MSRP
Back when Apple's third-gen slate was originally unveiled to the world, the company very quietly slashed down the prices of its first and second generation refurbed iPads. Now, some five months afte...
06:40 pm EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget GameStop Mobile will not be an MVNO; company still testing sales of prepaid SIMs from other carriers
In a recent interview with us, GameStop CEO Paul Raines confirmed that GameStop Mobile -- an entity that appeared to be on the brink of selling prepaid GSM SIM cards to GameStop patrons -- is nothin...
06:25 pm EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Interview: GameStop CEO Paul Raines talks tablets, OUYA and the MVNO that never was
Looking to unload your unwanted gaming gear? You're probably on your way to GameStop. As the largest dedicated video game retailer in the world, it's hard to imagine a games enthusiast who hasn't br...
06:07 pm EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget Valve announces new Software section for Steam, games to get some company September 5th
We've had some indication that Valve would soon be expanding its Steam offerings beyond games thanks to a new batch of categories that briefly turned up in its Android app last month, and the compan...
05:46 pm EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget Square CEO hints at Windows Phone app, says Starbucks funding will go toward 'international efforts'
As you probably have heard -- it's created quite some buzz, after all -- Starbucks just announced a partnership with Square to accept mobile payments via the Pay with the Square app. That's huge new...
05:33 pm EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget Google's revamped voice search coming to iOS, tackles Siri on her home turf
Google has been offering the ability to search the web with your voice using its iOS app for some time. But, it always just spit out a pile of links. While the next version wont be getting quite as ...
05:07 pm EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget Google Knowledge Graph coming to all English-speaking nations tomorrow, adds lists to results
Google launched its contextual and intelligent search service, Knowledge Graph, only a few months ago. Till now, it's been limited in its availability and, while most nations will still be left out,...
04:58 pm EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget PSA: T-Mobile Galaxy Note now available for your purchasing pleasure
It's August 8th: do you know where your Samsung Galaxy Note is? If you're a T-Mobile customer, the fantastically famed phablet is now ready to drain your finances. Feel free to head into your local ...
04:33 pm EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget Acer breeds LEDs with lasers, new hybrid projector is born
Acer usually graces our pages for its pico projector range, but the company's taken a leaf out of the high-end book for its latest non-portable model, the K750 LED-laser hybrid. The world's first co...
04:00 pm EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget Engadget's back to school guide 2012: ultraportables
Welcome to Engadget's back to school guide! The end of summer vacation isn't nearly as much fun as the weeks that come before, but a chance to update your tech tools likely helps to ease the pain. To...
03:36 pm EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget iFixit produces repair manual for MacBook Pro with Retina display, tests DIY's limits
While we've been fans of the MacBook Pro with Retina display, iFixit hasn't been so keen -- a company based around DIY repairs isn't fond of a system where most components are glued or soldered into...
03:09 pm EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget 3D printed 'Magic Arms' give a little girl use of her limbs
Don't get us wrong, we adore 3D printers and the whole additive manufacturing movement. But, if all you're going to get out of the ABS-jets are some companion cubes and a raptor claw, well then, we ...
02:46 pm EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget Internet Archive makes 1 million public-domain files available with BitTorrent
The Internet Archive is making over a million pieces of archived content available through BitTorrent. The site's collection of public-domain books, audio and video is being added and tracked -- wit...
02:23 pm EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget US Government Accountability Office recommends FCC reassess radiation limits for mobile phones
The topic of mobile phone radiation is once again on the burner in Washington D.C. Along with Representative Dennis Kucinich's proposed legislation that would institute labeling requirements and exte...
02:01 pm EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget Exogear's Exovolt Plus 'stackable' battery pack claims to be the first of its kind
We've seen (and tested) a fair share of interesting power packs during our time, and Exogear's hoping to make a mark of its own in this very juicy department with what the outfit's calling "the worl...
01:32 pm EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget Evernote updates for iOS, adds tap anywhere to edit
If there's one thing that perpetually frustrates us about Evernote on mobile devices, it's the inability to simply start editing a note when we open it up. As is, you've got open one, then tap the e...
01:03 pm EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget Windows Photo Gallery and Movie Maker refresh: Vimeo integration, camera stabilisation
Microsoft's stalwart Photo Gallery and Movie Maker won't be hitting high-end studios anytime soon, but a new Windows 8 refresh adds useful features that the teeming masses might appreciate. Topping ...
01:03 pm EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget Windows Photo Gallery and Movie Maker refresh: Vimeo integration, camera stabilization
Microsoft's stalwart Photo Gallery and Movie Maker won't be hitting high-end studios anytime soon, but a new refresh for Windows 7 and 8 adds useful features that the teeming masses might appreciate...
12:31 pm EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget Intel's Thin Mini-ITX platform gets stuffed inside a monitor
You don't have to build custom motherboards and source specialty components to build a sleek all-in-one PC. At least not anymore, thanks to Intel's Thin Mini-ITX platform, which it debuted roughly a...
12:02 pm EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget New Sony Xperia T photos bare all, show its 'Mint' condition
If we didn't know better, we'd say that Sony was playing some sort of protracted game of hang-man with its Xperia line. S... P... U... and now possibly T? It's the phone bearing that latest letter i...
11:31 am EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget Meet the Vers 1Q: the wooden, portable Bluetooth speaker gets Kickstarted, ships this November
If you're in the market for a battery-powered speaker and are willing to splurge a bit, then you'd be wise to check out the 1Q from Vers. The diminutive, 3-inch cube-shaped music system is said to p...
10:47 am EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget Nikon makes $201 million quarterly profit, nearly 50 percent drop from last year, blames strong Yen
Nikon's odd financial calendar means that the camera maker is announcing its first quarter results for 2013. The oddly-dated documents show that it isn't having the best Spring / Summer, since while...
10:44 am EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget Is this the Samsung Galaxy Note 2? Image posted on official site looks familiar
Hmmm, this is a strange one. Samsung Pakistan just posted the above pic on its official Facebook page. The caption reads, "Picture perfect view made even more perfect with Samsung Galaxy S3," but th...
10:44 am EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget Is this the Samsung Galaxy Note 2? Image posted on official site looks worryingly familiar
Hmmm, this is a strange one. Samsung Pakistan just posted the above pic on its official Facebook page. The caption reads, "Picture perfect view made even more perfect with Samsung Galaxy S3," but th...
10:29 am EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget IDC: Android and iOS continue to carve up the world, another record quarter for smartphones
According to IDC's latest figures, Android and iOS now account for 85 percent of the 152 million smartphones shipped in Q2 2012. Google's OS powered 68.1 percent of all smartphones sold -- with Sams...
10:02 am EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget Live streams come to Cablevision's Optimum App for the Kindle Fire
The Optimum App for the Kindle Fire has served Cablevision customers in search of a second screen for some time now, but now it's more like its siblings on iOS, PC or Mac. What we mean is that now i...
09:18 am EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget Verizon's 'secret menu' Share Everything plans offer 20GB for $150
Like Starbucks' Short Latté, Fatburger's Hypocrite and Wendy's Meat Cube, Verizon is offering its own not-so-secret menu on its Share Everything data plans. Big V's Brenda Raney told Computer...
09:18 am EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget Verizon's 'secret menu' Share Everything plans offer 20GB for $150 (update)
Like Starbucks' Short Latté, Fatburger's Hypocrite and Wendy's Meat Cube, Verizon is offering its own not-so-secret menu on its Share Everything data plans. Big V's Brenda Raney told Computer...
08:32 am EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget Scientists generate 281-gigapixel cell map using electron microscope
Electron microscopes can produce incredibly detailed and even 3D views of sub-cellular structures, but often at the cost of losing the bigger picture. Researchers at Liedel University in the Netherl...
07:45 am EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget Dell debuts new 27-inch U2713HM monitor, its first AH-IPS panel
What's this? Appearing on its Japanese blog, ahead of any English language announcement, Dell's new monitor pairs a backlit LED with a 27-inch AH-IPS display. The U2713HM marks the company's first A...
07:45 am EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget Dell debuts new 27-inch U2713HM monitor: its first AH-IPS panel, $799 (updated)
What's this? Appearing on its Japanese blog, ahead of any English language announcement, Dell's new monitor pairs a backlit LED with a 27-inch AH-IPS display. The U2713HM marks the company's first A...
07:04 am EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget Apple seizes on Samsung internal document as proof of mimicry
As much as Apple would love for Kwon Oh-hyun to turn up at court and tearfully confess to being a copycat, that's probably not going to happen. Instead, Cupertino's lawyers are burrowing through Sam...
06:22 am EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget Dropbox now lets you print documents at FedEx Office retail stores, online too
The cloud locker behemoth that is Dropbox has taken to Twitter to announce it's now allowing users to "easily" print documents at FedEx Office stores, both retail and online. But just how "easy" is ...
05:31 am EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget Windows 8 RTM will include 'do not track' by default for Internet Explorer 10
Many advertisers weren't thrilled when Microsoft proclaimed that 'do not track' would be the default for Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8, but that reaction hasn't made the folks in Redmond flinch....
04:40 am EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget Starbucks switches to Square for payments, invests $25 million and will support Pay with Square
While Square's mobile payment processing platform has already picked up some major players in retail to go along with more than a million small businesses, its biggest shot in the arm to date is a n...
03:40 am EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget Amazon, Apple stop taking key account changes over the phone after identity breach
By now, you may have heard the story of the identity 'hack' perpetrated against Wired journalist Mat Honan. Using easily obtained data, an anonymous duo bluffed its way into changing his Amazon acco...
02:56 am EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget Google Now hits some rooted devices, adds topping to your Ice Cream Sandwich
If you can't wait to subject Google Now to an epic interrogation of your own but don't have access to Android's Jelly Bean-flavored OS, then you may want to check out what's cooking over at the XDA ...
02:17 am EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget Aereo doubles DVR space to 80 hours for early adopters
Were you so entranced by Aereo's approach to over-the-air TV broadcasting that you signed up even while the legal battles were just getting started? You're likely being rewarded for your trust. The ...
01:38 am EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget Sony's Nasne TV tuner finally set to go on sale later this month in Japan
Less than a month ago we heard the news of Sony having delayed the release of its Nasne system due to quality control issues, but that all looks to be sorted out now. The Japanese electronics giant'...
01:00 am EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook gets official: on sale August 21st for $1,399 and up
Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon has been a known entity since May, when the company gave us a look at the 14-inch, Ivy Bridge-packing Ultrabook. Up until now, though, the successor to the ThinkPad X1 re...
12:32 am EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget SiriusXM launches On Demand radio, gives offline access to iOS apps
It's finally here! SiriusXM On Demand has launched, ushering the satellite radio service into the 21st century. The company's promised library of 200 shows and 2,000 hours of programming are online ...
12:08 am EDT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Engadget Road safety project simTD connects cars, infrastructure. Hopes to save lives, time
Live traffic info likely prevents many a clenched fist meeting steering wheel every single day. A new trial scheme in Frankfurt Germany, however, could prevent even more unnecessary road-rage. The p...
11:29 pm EDT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Engadget Facebook SDK 3.0 for iOS arrives in finished form, mobile ads tag along in beta
Rapid turnaround just may be the name of Facebook's game. Just a few weeks after its SDK 3.0 for iOS reached beta, the new developer tool has surfaced in a polished version. As it's shipping, the SD...
10:59 pm EDT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Engadget appBlaster 2.0 gets friendly with Android handsets, brings new AR features
We're not sure how many members of the Google army asked for it, but the second-gen, Android-friendly appBlaster's now being delivered to all peripheral buffs. Obviously, one of the biggest improvem...
10:25 pm EDT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Engadget Google Maps adds live traffic for over 130 cities, boosts existing coverage
Google has expanded its Maps traffic coverage before, but rarely on a grand scale. The search giant isn't standing on tradition this time: it just flipped on live traffic data for at least the major...
10:02 pm EDT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Engadget MetroPCS lights up Voice over LTE (VoLTE) services, starts selling LG Connect 4G
MetroPCS may not be grand in scale, but it's certainly not lacking for ambition. Just over a year after announcing its eventual transition to Voice over LTE, the carrier has officially launched its ...
09:41 pm EDT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Engadget Sony takes SOEmote live for EverQuest II, lets gamers show their true CG selves (video)
We had a fun time trying Sony's SOEmote expression capture tech at E3; now everyone can try it. As of today, most EverQuest II players with a webcam can map their facial behavior to their virtual pe...
09:08 pm EDT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Engadget Throwaway NFC keyboard improves productivity, reduces bank balance
NFC is used primarily for enjoyable activities, like buying things, sharing content and making QR codes feel old. But Japanese company Elecom is looking to change all that with a compact keyboard th...
08:47 pm EDT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Engadget Federal appeals court says warrantless wiretapping is legal
A federal appeals court has ruled today that the US government can tap into Americans' communications without worrying over frivolous things like "being sued" by its people. In what most sane civili...
08:39 pm EDT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Engadget Samsung accused of, denies employing child labor through Chinese contractor
Despite improvements, working conditions are still a sore point in China -- and China Labor Watch wants to emphasize that no company is exempt from scrutiny. The rights advocacy group claims that, o...
08:19 pm EDT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Engadget Supermarket launches trial virtual stores in UK airport, readies fresh milk for your return
UK supermarket Tesco has decided to bring its virtual supermarket screens (successfully trialled in South Korea last year) to Gatwick Airport. There's ten touchscreens in total, dotted around the de...
07:46 pm EDT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Engadget AMD launches its next-gen FirePro graphics card lineup, we go hands-on at SIGGRAPH (video)
Just as you've cozied up with "Tahiti" and "Cape Verde," AMD has returned to grow its "Southern Islands" family of graphics cards with four fresh FirePros, offering up to four teraflops of graphics ...
07:31 pm EDT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Engadget Canon EOS 7D v2 firmware tested: increases burst capacity, gives manual audio control
You don't get to unbox anything or have that new-camera smell, so how much does the Canon 7D v2 firmware really transform the now three year-old model? The answer depends a bit on what you do with i...
07:00 pm EDT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile myTouch and myTouch Q review: two budget-friendly phones, one aging OS
More Info Leaked T-Mobile roadmap outlines Ice Cream Sandwich updates, new myTouch devices T-Mobile's next myTouch to come from Huawei? T-Mobile myTouch and myTouch Q coming August 8t...
06:43 pm EDT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Engadget Radio astronomy pioneer Sir Bernard Lovell dies at 98
Astronomy just lost one of its vanguards, as Sir Bernard Lovell has died at 98. The UK-born scientist was best known as a cornerstone of radio telescope development. While he wasn't the first to lea...
06:25 pm EDT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Engadget Windows 8 built-in games now called Xbox Windows, Microsoft's naming synergy continues
Were you among those who jumped for joy when Windows Explorer got its new moniker? Good news, nomenclature fans, for Redmond has decided to label its new OS' built-in games and titles obtained from t...
06:02 pm EDT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Engadget Microsoft Office RT may lack macros, add-ins, other features
Well, the good news, as you already know, is that Office RT will be preloaded on all Windows 8 RT tablets -- at least in preview form. The bad news, even if you spring for the full version, you may ...
05:30 pm EDT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Engadget ARM's Mali-T604 makes official debut, we get a first look at the next-gen GPU (hands-on video)
Think those are some pretty slick graphics in your Galaxy S III? Samsung's latest smartphone packs some mighty graphics prowess of its own, thanks to the Mali-400 MP GPU, but once you spend a few mi...
05:30 pm EDT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Engadget ARM's Mali-T604 makes official debut, we get a first look at the next-gen GPU (hands-on video) (update: it's the Exynos 5)
Think those are some pretty slick graphics in your Galaxy S III? Samsung's latest smartphone packs some mighty graphics prowess of its own, thanks to the Mali-400 MP GPU, but once you spend a few mi...
05:18 pm EDT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Engadget Spotify's latest update brings iOS 6 support, fixes Facebook login woes
Whether it's for Android or iOS, there's no doubt Spotify's devs are always hard at work. Today, the famed music streaming service has pushed out yet another update to its application on iDevices, b...
05:06 pm EDT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Engadget Microsoft and Sharp strike licensing deal for use of exFAT technology in Android-based devices
Microsoft already has licensing agreements with the companies accounting for the vast majority of Android devices on the market, but it's not done just yet. The latest to come on board is Sharp, whi...
05:00 pm EDT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Engadget Plextor M5 Pro bulges SSD envelope with 94K IOPS and 540MBs
Plextor's newly launched M5 Pro is angling to be the top dot on the SATA III SSD spec charts -- and looks like it will mostly succeed. The Marvell Monet controller lets the unit hit a continuous 540...
04:46 pm EDT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Engadget Apple lands patent for NFC-ready shopping app, could make impulse spending an iPhone tap away
Apple has been filing more than its fair share of NFC-related patents, but it was just granted what could be one of its more important wins at the USPTO. The design for an "on-the-go shopping list" ...
04:27 pm EDT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Engadget Microsoft patents contextual ads in e-books, whether we like it or not
We have ad-supported e-reading today, but the ads always sit on the periphery at most. That makes us more than slightly nervous about a newly-granted Microsoft patent for contextual e-book ads. The ...
04:23 pm EDT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Engadget Spotify app hits Kindle Fire, brings mobile radio and 320kbps listening
Love your Kindle Fire, but find yourself habitually cursing its lack of Swedish music streaming services? Great news, Spotify's now available through everyone's favorite $200 Amazon tablet, bringing...
04:00 pm EDT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Engadget Engadget's back to school guide 2012: tablets
Welcome to Engadget's back to school guide! The end of summer vacation isn't nearly as much fun as the weeks that come before, but a chance to update your tech tools likely helps to ease the pain. To...
03:43 pm EDT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Engadget Google's Olympic doodles get interactive with button-mashing hurdles
Google has already churned out quite a few of its trademark doodles for the Olympics, but it's upped its game considerably today for its depiction of the hurdles. Pressing that red play button on th...
03:24 pm EDT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Engadget Motorola teases mystery LTE phone, announces Friday reveal
Taking to its Facebook page, Motorola has rewarded its loyal Likers with a tease: an LTE phone will be revealed on Friday, and the company will offer up a new clue about it every day leading up to t...
03:24 pm EDT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Engadget Motorola teases mystery LTE phone, announces Friday reveal (update: no new device)
Taking to its Facebook page, Motorola has rewarded its loyal Likers with a tease: an LTE phone will be revealed on Friday, and the company will offer up a new clue about it every day leading up to t...
03:07 pm EDT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Engadget Microsoft opens Windows Phone Dev Center, limits in-app purchases to Windows Phone 8
It's a day of mixed blessings if you're a Windows Phone developer. The upside? Microsoft has shelved its old App Hub in favor of the heavily reworked Windows Phone Dev Center: along with being sim...
03:07 pm EDT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Engadget Microsoft opens Windows Phone Dev Center, limits in-app purchases to Windows Phone 8 (update: store rebrand too)
It's a day of mixed blessings if you're a Windows Phone developer. The upside? Microsoft has shelved its old App Hub in favor of the heavily reworked Windows Phone Dev Center: along with being simpl...
02:44 pm EDT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Engadget SK Telecom deploys HD Voice over LTE, claims title of world's first
The little blue marble we call Earth is no stranger to HD Voice -- it's been around commercially since Orange debuted the service over its 3G network in Moldova nearly three years ago -- but the tec...
02:21 pm EDT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Engadget NASA's Morpheus lander detects hazards, noisily passes tethered flight test (video)
While it's not landing on Mars any time soon, NASA took a breather from Curiosity's adventures to showcase the Morpheus Lander. The prototype went through its first (tethered) flight test at the Ken...
01:59 pm EDT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Engadget Google gets patent for eye tracking-based unlock system, shifty looks get you access
Look up. Now down. Back up here again? Imagine having to do that every time you wanted to unlock your phone, as this granted Google patent for "Unlocking a screen using eye tracking information" pos...
01:39 pm EDT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Engadget NVIDIA announces second generation Maximus, now with Kepler power
It's been almost exactly a year since we first heard about NVIDIA's Maximus technology, and today the firm's just announced an update. The second generation of the platform is now supported by Keple...
01:28 pm EDT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Engadget OUYA, XBMC sitting in a tree, media s-h-a-r-i-n-g (update: TuneIn, new pics)
OUYA's slew of collaborations isn't letting up, even with less than two days to go before its fundraising round is over. The XBMC team has just pledged that its upcoming Android app will be tailored...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Engadget We're live from SIGGRAPH 2012 in Los Angeles!
Most of us experience the Los Angeles Convention Center during one of its most chaotic weeks of the year, when tens of thousands of gaming industry manufacturers, video game designers and consumers ...
12:44 pm EDT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Engadget Korean scientists solve flexible battery riddle (video)
We've got flexible displays, printed circuits, memory and even chargers -- why not batteries? So far, this has eluded manufacturers, but now researchers from the Korean Advanced Institute of Science...
12:18 pm EDT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Engadget Magellan unveils RoadMate GPS units with auto-replies to calls, earns fellow drivers' gratitude
Phone use while driving is still a serious problem in the US, even for those trying to quit -- which makes us happy to see Magellan doing its part to change travellers' habits. Out of five new RoadM...
11:48 am EDT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Engadget HTTP standards group looks to SPDY protocol to influence HTTP2.0
Google's SPDY protocol is already gaining traction among web browsing heavyweights such as Chrome and Firefox, but its next step may be its biggest showing to date -- albeit in a different form. Acco...
11:21 am EDT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Engadget Clearer calls with HD Voice on Sprint expected before the year's out
We were pretty impressed with our demo of HD Voice on the HTC EVO 4G LTE earlier in the year, but are still waiting for the feature's launch to test it in real situations. We may not have to wait mu...
10:51 am EDT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Engadget Sky adds Bond Channel to its movie offering, will screen entire back catalog in high-definition
Fresh from his appearance at this year's Olympic opening ceremony, James Bond is getting his own dedicated channel on Sky. The UK broadcaster will start showing all 22 movies in high-definition from...
10:13 am EDT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Engadget Google experiment lets you visualize the global arms trade in detail
We're all well aware of Google's drive for experimenting with bizarre tidbits from time to time, and the search giant's latest venture is one that gives a rather colorful and very detailed look at t...
09:38 am EDT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Engadget Sprint LTE makes early appearance in Bay Area
Sprint's LTE signal is well and truly out there, but it looks like roll-out is going smoother than the Now Network had predicted, appearing ahead of schedule in the San Francisco Bay Area. Tipsters ...
08:54 am EDT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Engadget OpenGL ES 3.0 and OpenGL 4.3 squeeze textures to the limit, bring OpenVL along for the ride
Mobile graphics are clearly setting the agenda at SIGGRAPH this year -- ARM's Mali T600-series parts have just been chased up by a new Khronos Group standard that will likely keep those future video...
07:48 am EDT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Engadget Twitter announces it's now available in three more languages: Greek, Czech and Basque
Early last year, Twitter kicked off its Translation Center efforts in hopes of bringing support for more languages to the site with help of amicable volunteers from all over the globe. Naturally, th...
06:44 am EDT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Engadget Georgia Tech models swimming, cargo-carrying nanobots
The nanobot war is escalating. Not content to let Penn State's nanospiders win the day, Georgia Tech has answered back with a noticeably less creepy blood-swimming robot model of its own, whose look...
05:52 am EDT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Engadget CE-Oh no he didn't!: Acer's JT Wang tells Microsoft to 'think twice' about Surface
Acer executives have criticized Microsoft's decision to build it's own tablet in the past, but now the firm's CEO has offered Redmond a more direct warning. "We have said [to Microsoft] think it ove...
04:01 am EDT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Engadget AMD announces $4k FirePro W9000 GPU, entry-level FirePro A300 APU for CAD and graphics pros
After a brief tease earlier this summer, AMD just announced pricing and availability for its new market-leading FirePro W9000 graphics processing unit -- the $3,999 GPU is available now through AMD ...
04:00 am EDT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Engadget Kno starts offering K-12 textbooks on tablets, scores industry-first deal with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Kno's tablet textbooks have only ever been available to the college crowd; the younger among us have typically had to get a comprehensive digital education from either the tablet maker's own solutio...
03:03 am EDT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Engadget Chrysler taps Sprint for new Uconnect in-car data, wants always-on internet that's hands-off (video)
Interior technology is increasingly the main battlefield for automotive giants. We shouldn't be surprised, then, that Chrysler is bringing in some bigger guns for its Uconnect service through a team...
02:12 am EDT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 148 - 08.06.2012
If there's one thing that Engadget Mobile Podcasteer Myriam Joire isn't, it's satisfied -- with mobile technology, at least. So you might be interested to know that this week Myriam achieved Mobile ...
01:33 am EDT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: Luminode dimmer switch runs on a mesh network, learns to light up our lives (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...
12:50 am EDT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Engadget Come hang with us at Ground Kontrol in Portland, OR, this Wednesday
Live in Portland, Oregon? Read Engadget? Love classic arcade games? If you answered "yes" to all three of those, we've got some great news. We'll be in Stumptown this week and figured it might be fu...
12:11 am EDT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Engadget NASA's Curiosity captures awe-inspiring shot of Mount Sharp, uploads video of descent upon Mars
NASA's Curiosity rover hasn't even been on Mars a full 24 hours, and already the science world is reaping the benefits. Nerds, too, actually. The shot above is the the first high(ish) resolution pho...
11:44 pm EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget Visualized: industrial vending machines are a modder's best friend
The perfect compliment to a massive hackerspace like Massachusetts's Artisan's Asylum? An industrial vending machine stocked with all the necessities for your average modder. Fastenal specializes in...
11:11 pm EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget Nissan's e-NV200 all-electric van earmarked for a London taxi makeover
Buried within an announcement from Nissan about its NV200 diesel compact van hitting the London streets, the company has also outed its plans to trial the all-electric variant for ferrying people ar...
10:40 pm EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget Amazon launches its own game studio, goes social with Living Classics on Facebook
Amazon is committing itself to gaming much more seriously than providing a storefront: it just launched its own game development house. The simply titled Amazon Game Studios is starting out gently b...
10:16 pm EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget Modder conjoins two N64 controllers for dual-analog play in Star Wars Ep. 1 Racer, Goldeneye
We've seen a fair share of controller mods over the years, but a dual-analog Nintendo 64 pad intended for Star Wars: Episode 1 Racer? That's certainly a simpler concept that can apparently turn out ...
09:50 pm EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget Foxconn investment in Sharp looking less likely due to LCD manufacturer's shrinking stock value
Foxconn's parent, Hon Hai Precision Industry, partnered up with Sharp earlier this year, taking a stake in Sharp's Sakai LCD manufacturing plant and investing another $850 million in the company. Unf...
09:33 pm EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget Must See HDTV (August 6th - 12th)
This week continues to be all about the London 2012 Olympics, with most shows diving out of the way of NBC's ratings juggernaut. We do have a few premiers and several season finales though, so give ...
09:09 pm EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget Rumored HTC Verizon phablet may land soon, with 1080p screen and 1.5GHz Snapdragon
Samsung and LG have already embraced the tiny-tablet form factor. It only makes sense that HTC would want to carve out a niche of this niche for themselves. Rumors of a five-inch HTC device have bee...
08:46 pm EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget 116 years of Olympic medalists compared
If you've paid any attention at all to the Olympics over your lifetime one thing may stand out to you -- every four years, records seem to crumble. We're getting faster and stronger, not because of ...
08:22 pm EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget Qualcomm demos touch-free gesture control for tablets powered by Snapdragon (video)
Tablets are for touching -- that much is understood. But Qualcomm's making it so your fingers will be mostly optional, thanks to the Kinect-like powers of its Snapdragon CPU. To highlight this, the ...
08:00 pm EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget Toshiba Satellite U845W review: an Ultrabook with a screen size all its own
More Info Toshiba outs Satellite U845W Ultrabook with 14.4-inch, 21:9 display (updated: $999 and up in the US) The Ultrabooks of Computex 2012 Toshiba bows out of netbooks in the US, ...
07:53 pm EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget Windows 8 may not let you boot to the desktop, demands you accept not-Metro
If you were hoping that you could force Windows 8 to bypass the don't-call-it-Metro homescreen and boot straight to the familiar desktop you've come to know and love, we've got bad news. Word on the...
07:46 pm EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget Microsoft no fan of existing WebRTC standard, proposes its own to get Skype onboard
Microsoft, objecting to a web standard promoted by its competitors? Get out. While Firefox, Opera and now Chrome have implemented WebRTC on some level for plugin-free VoIP and webcam chats, Microsof...
07:20 pm EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget Do you live in San Francisco? Do you want to write for Engadget?
Oh sure, you love gadgets -- but do you have the chops to write about them? We'd love to know if you think you do, because we're looking to actually pay people to do this stuff. Professional writing...
07:09 pm EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget YouTube app removed from iOS 6 but not iOS 5 and older; Google working on a standalone version
Apple just got in touch with us regarding the removal of the YouTube app in the latest beta of iOS 6, and while it wouldn't say much, it did confirm the obvious: it's not there for a reason. The lic...
07:00 pm EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget WiFi-Extending Robot is built like a tank -- we talk to the people behind the project (video)
It's a fairly menacing sight, an aluminum robot sporting big tank treads -- that is, until you watch one of its creators do a handstand on top of the thing in a pair of cargo shorts. And really, whi...
06:42 pm EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget The next iPhone's nano-SIM cradle allegedly leaked
Rumors about the new iPhone have basically everything but the screen shrinking. That includes the SIM card and its ejectable drawer. French site NoWhereElse scored some photos of what it claims is t...
06:23 pm EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget Verizon adds Office 365 to Small Business Essentials, gives small businesses more mobile productivity tools
Fresh off unveiling Office 365's cloud app model last month, Microsoft has teamed up with Verizon to add the productivity suite to Big Red's Small Business Essentials service. Similar to the Governm...
06:11 pm EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget Apple TV software beta 4 released to developers, addresses Photo Stream and control issues
Right alongside iOS 6 beta 4, Apple has also pushed out beta 4 software for its Apple TV -- useful for "testing AirPlay for iOS apps," according to the company. Not surprising, actually, considering...
06:04 pm EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget Apple seeds iOS 6 beta 4 to developers: here's the changelog
Right around 20 days after iOS 6 beta 3 was beamed out to developers, beta 4 is now making its way into those same hands via an OTA download. We've just confirmed that the files are indeed being pus...
06:00 pm EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget Engadget's back to school guide 2012
Welcome to Engadget's back to school hub for 2012! With the payment plan locked in for tuition and fees, you're now free to spend on the fun stuff, and we're here to help! Throughout August, we'll b...
05:50 pm EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget Google Chrome claims one-third of global browser share, according to StatCounter
Google's Senior Vice President of Chrome & Apps Sundar Pichai confirmed to the crowd back at D10 that Chrome browser use was soaring -- particularly in the consumer space -- and StatCounter's la...
05:42 pm EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget Amazon begins renting paper textbooks
Amazon has been renting out Kindle editions of textbooks for sometime now, but not all the educational tomes you need may be available in electronic form. And, believe it or not, some people just pl...
05:23 pm EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget Microsoft's Office Store now open for business, productivity-boosting apps just a click away
You've known it was coming, and today the doors to Microsoft's Office Store were flung wide open. In short, it's a newfangled portal that enables avid Office and SharePoint users to search for, disc...
05:00 pm EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget Engadget's back to school guide 2012: smartphones
Welcome to Engadget's back to school guide! The end of summer vacation isn't nearly as much fun as the weeks that come before, but a chance to update your tech tools likely helps to ease the pain. To...
04:44 pm EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget FiOS TV app for Samsung HDTVs and Blu-ray players available with 26 live channels (video)
While we saw cable and IPTV providers promising pay-TV channels without a box (at least in that room) at CES 2012 we were skeptical, since we've been burned before, but now Verizon FiOS TV has follo...
04:30 pm EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget Stitcher List burrows into Radio app, gets you in the loop quicker
Like web peanut butter, the Stitcher List site is a tasty way to find popular radio streams but was begging to be stirred into the chocolate of the main Stitcher Radio app. Luckily, that confection ...
04:00 pm EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget Maingear introduces Vybe, a 15-inch notebook that's ready to go in 48 hours
Need a super-spec gaming notebook in a hurry? Maingear's new Vybe laptops should be right up your street. Once ordered, the pre-built units can leave the company's New Jersey HQ in under 48 hours, p...
04:00 pm EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget Engadget's back to school 2012 sweepstakes: win one of 15 gadget-filled bags!
Ready to pack away the swim trunks and sunscreen and head back to school? If you're a lucky winner of our annual back to school sweepstakes, you'll surely be itching to make the return to campus. Wi...
03:37 pm EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget Listen to the Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 1pm ET!
While Curiosity was floating through space on its way to Mars, the Engadget Mobile Podcast offered up a whopping total of 33 episodes. But even though it has successfully landed on the Red Planet we...
03:21 pm EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget AT&T Mobile Share plans to be available beginning August 23rd
AT&T announced Mobile Share, its shared data plans, a couple weeks ago with the promise that they would arrive sometime in August. The carrier has finally confirmed the specific date: August 23r...
03:00 pm EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget ARM's eight-core Mali GPUs promise 'dramatic' boost to mobile graphics
The current flagship for ARM's mobile graphics technology is undoubtedly the Galaxy S III, which contains a quad-core Mali 400 GPU and delivers some wild benchmark scores. By the end of this year th...
02:27 pm EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget HTC Sense 4.1 reportedly leaked with custom ROM, One X owners taste the future
It feels like just yesterday that we were getting acquainted with the back-to-basics ways of HTC's Sense 4.0. Well-known HTC phone modder Football doesn't want us to get comfy: he claims to have bot...
02:01 pm EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget Phosphor Touch Time reinvents the digital watch, asks for Kickstarter cash (video)
E-Ink watchmaker Phosphor thinks digital watches are a pretty neat idea. So much that it wants to reinvent the '80s staple for the modern era, so it's hired Nike+ designer Stefan Andren to desi...
01:31 pm EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget Quad-core Galaxy Note 10.1 source code wastes no time, available now
Appearing almost simultaneously alongside the Galaxy Note 10.1's launch itinerary, Samsung has offered up source code for both Korean iterations of the stylus-friendly slab. Ensuring custom ROM devs...
01:02 pm EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget Redbox, Sony extend distribution deal, keep the movies flowing with no delays
While Redbox's parent company Coinstar rejoiced over earnings results that showed revenue growth that was partially due to last year's price hike, the kiosk movie renter had more good news after ext...
12:28 pm EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget Hold the presses! Amazon UK selling more e-books than printed ones
It's becoming a habit of Amazon's to report on the rise of the e-book at the expense of physical texts, and their latest announcement is no different. Sales figures show that in the UK, 114 Kindle p...
12:01 pm EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget Valve reportedly preparing second-generation Source engine, kinda explains the Episode Three delay
ValveTime has dug through the Source Filmmaker code to reveal references to "Source 2," reportedly a next-generation revamp of Valve's famous game engine. Given that the three major consoles are all...
11:28 am EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget Huawei working with British spy service to prove its 'kit' is clean
Since Huawei's president formerly served as a senior engineer in the People's Liberation Army of China, it's unsurprising that it's raised the hackles of the US and other countries. It's been blocke...
11:03 am EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget Lego Curiosity Mars rover explores barren surface of Kennedy Space Center (video)
If you want to do what NASA just did, except in Lego form, then look no further. NXT builders Doug Moran and Will Gorman put together this amazing working Curiosity rover that can happily roll aroun...
10:38 am EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget Voice assistant 'Nina' lets any app obey commands, makes speech your password
Voice recognition technology from Nuance is all over the place -- in everything from Smart TVs to Beemers. But today, in response to the growth of device-specific voice assistants like Siri and S-Vo...
10:09 am EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget Next-gen Xiaomi Phone outed by certifications ahead of launch, will again come in three variants
Having seen the next-gen Xiaomi Phone's more colorful yet rejected designs, we're rather baffled by these dull-looking certification images of the real deal. According to a filing from the good old ...
10:09 am EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget Next-gen Xiaomi Phone outed by certifications ahead of launch, will again come in three variants (updated)
Having seen the next-gen Xiaomi Phone's more colorful yet rejected designs, we're rather baffled by these dull-looking certification images of the real deal. According to a filing from the good old ...
09:45 am EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget Unannounced HP tablet glimpsed in official picture, could be Slate 8
HP's Make it Matter site features a shot of a medical-type person using a mysterious device that's the spitting image of one we saw in July. While the company's made no secret of its plans for a Win...
09:45 am EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget Unannounced HP tablet glimpsed in official picture (again), could be Slate 8
HP's Make it Matter site features a shot of a medical-type person using a mysterious device that's the spitting image of one we saw in July. While the company's made no secret of its plans for a Win...
09:14 am EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 coming worldwide this month, UI shown off on YouTube
We've got a good few updates rolling in on the Galaxy Note 10.1 front today. For starters, Samsung has announced that the S-Pen equipped slate will available globally from August in WiFi and 3G vari...
08:59 am EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget Bluetooth dock adapter Pear disappears from Kickstarter, founders promise return under new name
You might remember Pear, a recent Insert Coin debutant that connects your favorite iDevice dock to (almost) any Bluetooth-connected smartphone. However, you probably didn't notice its swift disappea...
08:38 am EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget Bloomberg: Nokia will announce Windows Phone 8 handsets at Nokia World
Bloomberg is reporting that, perhaps unsurprisingly, Nokia will bust out its Windows Phone 8 handsets at Nokia World 2012. The shows, which kick off September 5th, will tour various locations to dru...
08:38 am EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget Bloomberg: Nokia will announce Windows Phone 8 handsets at Nokia World next month
Bloomberg is reporting that, perhaps unsurprisingly, Nokia will bust out its Windows Phone 8 handsets at Nokia World 2012. The shows, which kick off September 5th, will tour various locations to dru...
07:44 am EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget Prototype heart monitor collar could let sheep text their shepherd, tattle on creeping wolves
It's easy to imagine the lonely Swiss shepherd casually texting his pals during a long day in the field, but reading an SMS from his flock? More possible then you might think. A recent trial in Swit...
06:45 am EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget NASA's Curiosity Mars landing successful, first pictures trickling in
After "seven minutes of terror" involving guided entry, parachute and powered descent, and even a sky crane, NASA's Curiosity rover has successfully touched down on the surface of Mars. Better yet, ...
06:45 am EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget NASA's Curiosity Mars landing successful, first pictures trickling in (updated)
After "seven minutes of terror" involving guided entry, parachute and powered descent, and even a sky crane, NASA's Curiosity rover has successfully touched down on the surface of Mars. Better yet, ...
06:45 am EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget NASA's Curiosity Mars landing successful, first pictures trickling in (video)
After "seven minutes of terror" involving guided entry, parachute and powered descent, and even a sky crane, NASA's Curiosity rover has successfully touched down on the surface of Mars. Better yet, ...
06:02 am EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget New construction at Apple's North Carolina data center poses for aerial photographs
Photos courtesy of Wired reveal that Apple's new "tactical" data center at its Maiden, North Carolina facility is well on its way to completion. Captured with the help of a decidedly low-tech airpla...
04:26 am EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget Visualized: this motion compensated tool prototype will haunt your dreams
The Biorobotics lab at Harvard has interests extending beyond robot hands. The team is doing some fascinating stuff in the medical field, as well, including the exploration of heart surgery while th...
03:25 am EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget Stone Spray research project wants to print bridges with sand, solar power
Envious of your pet hermit crabs' 3D-printed domicile? Maybe you should cast your green eyes upon the Stone Spray project, an Eco-friendly robot printer that's exploring the viability of soil as a b...
02:36 am EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget Watch NASA's Curiosity rover touch down on Mars, live at 1:30AM EST
You watched the launch, bit your nails over computer simulations and even played the game, and it all comes down to today: NASA's Curiosity rover is about to land on Mars. The $2.5 billion vehicle h...
02:36 am EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget Watch NASA's Curiosity rover touch down on Mars, live at 1:30AM EDT
You watched the launch, bit your nails over computer simulations and even played the game, and it all comes down to today: NASA's Curiosity rover is about to land on Mars. The $2.5 billion vehicle h...
01:40 am EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of July 30th, 2012
Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so ...
12:21 am EDT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Engadget Verizon's HopeLine app for Android provides resources and support for victims of domestic violence
Verizon's HopeLine program has recycled old phones since 2001 by giving them (along with 3,000 minutes of service) to victims of domestic abuse so that they can talk to emergency and support services...
10:46 pm EDT - Sun, August 5, 2012
Engadget Cell-infused 'spray-on-skin' helps leg ulcers heal more quickly
Spray-on medical solutions packed with cells certainly seem to be catching on. A new study published in The Lancet highlights a spray infused with skin cells and blood clotting proteins that helps l...
09:30 pm EDT - Sun, August 5, 2012
Engadget Switched On: Shedding Dead Skins
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. Apple and Nokia don't seem to have much in common these days apart from participating in the global smartphone marke...
08:28 pm EDT - Sun, August 5, 2012
Engadget eBay Now to offer same-day shipping from local stores, launching iOS beta in San Francisco
Need something today, but can't bother yourself with a trip to the store? Apparently, there's going to be an app for that -- at least in San Francisco. Local eBay users have started receiving beta i...
06:39 pm EDT - Sun, August 5, 2012
Engadget Army seeking proposals for casualty-carrying UAVs
Combat is a grizzly business, and despite the best efforts of medical evacuation crews, it's not always feasible to send rescue teams into the fray. The US Army is seeking to address this with "auto...
04:50 pm EDT - Sun, August 5, 2012
Engadget Ford, GE and University of Michigan team on sensor to track EV battery life, keep us on the road
Believe it or not, EV battery life is still something of a Pandora's Box, even for automakers: they can tell you the battery pack's current and voltage, but not how it's really performing under pres...
04:50 pm EDT - Sun, August 5, 2012
Engadget Ford, GE and University of Michigan team up on sensor to track EV battery life, keep us on the road
Believe it or not, EV battery life is still something of a Pandora's Box, even for automakers: they can tell you the battery pack's current and voltage, but not how it's really performing under pres...
03:30 pm EDT - Sun, August 5, 2012
Engadget Google updates PageSpeed Service so you don't waste precious seconds waiting for pages to load
Last year, Google launched its PageSpeed Service, aiming to improve our experience across the web while reportedly deferring its own financial interests. The concept was sound -- similar services li...
03:03 pm EDT - Sun, August 5, 2012
Engadget Robopsy is a low-cost, disposable patient-mounted medical robot
In a less gelatin-centric demo, the Harvard-based team behind the Robotically Steerable Probe showed of some Robopsy devices during our visit to the school, rings that can help medical imaging techn...
02:00 pm EDT - Sun, August 5, 2012
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: 30-foot 'Buckyball', Olympic stadium Lego replica and the 'Mantabot'
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. Building a robot that can stand and walk on two legs lik...
01:15 pm EDT - Sun, August 5, 2012
Engadget Visualized: LG's Optimus L7, 4X HD, Vu and 3D Max pose for family album
A few weeks ago we had the chance to line up some of LG's current handsets -- the Optimus L7, Optimus 4X HD, Optimus Vu and Optimus 3D Max -- for a little photo shoot. While we only had access the t...
12:02 pm EDT - Sun, August 5, 2012
Engadget Scientists create first quantum router, but don't throw your 802.11ac out yet
A common vision of the future has us with our feet up, while robots do all the work. Another one sees the end of silicon, with quantum computers doing all the heavy lifting. That second prophecy inc...
10:56 am EDT - Sun, August 5, 2012
Engadget DARPA calls on Cubic Corporation to develop frighteningly accurate One Shot XG sniper rifle
Sighting in a target through the scope of a high-caliber rifle can be a bit more complicated then it sounds -- snipers have to account for cross-winds, range and a whole host of external factors tha...
09:45 am EDT - Sun, August 5, 2012
Engadget Furby pre-orders start at Walmart, threaten your wallet with nostalgia
Overwhelmed with nostalgia for a childish pseudo-creature with a glaringly absent off switch? Sounds like you're looking for a Furby. No, not the old, mangy monster whose batteries died in your toy ...
08:34 am EDT - Sun, August 5, 2012
Engadget New EU legislation requires cars to include autonymous braking system
While we're still a long way from living the fully autonomous car dream, baby steps are being taken. The EU evidently shares this dream, and has passed regulations that will require new cars to have...
08:34 am EDT - Sun, August 5, 2012
Engadget New EU legislation requires cars to include autonomous braking system
While we're still a long way from living the fully autonomous car dream, baby steps are being taken. The EU evidently shares this dream, and has passed regulations that will require new cars to have...
07:23 am EDT - Sun, August 5, 2012
Engadget Researchers create record-breaking solar cell, set bar marginally higher
Solar cell development is typically a small numbers game, and a group of researchers at the University of Toronto have managed to eke out a few more percentage points in efficiency with a new record...
06:18 am EDT - Sun, August 5, 2012
Engadget Visualized: Sandia National Laboratories' Z machine erupts in a web of lightning
Sandia National Laboratories' Z machine sounds like it belongs in a James Bond movie more than it does an Alberquerque research facility. Based on what it can do, that's not as far-fetched as it see...
05:15 am EDT - Sun, August 5, 2012
Engadget How would you change the Motorola Droid 4?
Verizon's first Android flagship reveled in its brutal design and geeky touches, but times have changed. The Motorola Droid 4 has shed the neckbeard, put on a suit and is now aimed at the niche ente...
04:04 am EDT - Sun, August 5, 2012
Engadget Leaked Rogers memo details its BlackBerry Playbook 4G LTE pricing options
For a few days now, folks in the Great White North tied to Telus and Bell have known how much coin they'll have to layout for a BlackBerry PlayBook 4G LTE when it launches on the 9th. Thanks to leak...
03:05 am EDT - Sun, August 5, 2012
Engadget Ask Engadget: best external Blu-Ray drive?
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 Dominic, who's moving into the world of dr...
02:01 am EDT - Sun, August 5, 2012
Engadget LaCie reveals new Mac-friendly USB 3.0 external drives
Lacie's just announced its next generation USB 3.0 drives meant to take advantage of the new Ivy Bridge internals of the latest MacBooks. The fresh Rugged Triple, Porsche Design P'9223 and P'9233, a...
01:00 am EDT - Sun, August 5, 2012
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of July 30th, 2012
Not all mobile news is destined for the front page, but if you're like us and really want to know what's going on, then you've come to the right place. This past week, the Galaxy Nexus for Sprint an...
11:48 pm EDT - Sat, August 4, 2012
Engadget TakkTile turns digital barometers into open-source robot touch sensors
Freescale Semiconductor's MPL115A2 is a tiny thing that will sit quite comfortably on the tip of your finger. It's hard not to marvel at the engineering that went into the creation of something so s...
10:29 pm EDT - Sat, August 4, 2012
Engadget Cranial Drilling Device puts a hole in skulls, not brains
If you told us on Monday that we'd be capping our week off by checking out an innovative cranial drill, we likely would have just stared at you funny. But here were are and here it is, a device refe...
08:58 pm EDT - Sat, August 4, 2012
Engadget Robotically Steerable Probe aims at minimally invasive surgery, moves through gelatin like a champ
Who doesn't prefer to have the word "surgery" preceded by the phrase "minimally invasive?" During our trip to the Harvard research labs today, we were given a demo of the Robotically Steerable Therm...
07:30 pm EDT - Sat, August 4, 2012
Engadget Splashtop Remote Desktop now available on Windows 8, gives you all the access you need
With Splashtop currently holding spots in a slew of Android slabs, Cupertino's notorious iDevices and even HP's cadaverous TouchPad, the next obvious step was to set up its Remote Desktop shop insid...
06:15 pm EDT - Sat, August 4, 2012
Engadget Alleged images of 7-inch iPad shell appear from the east
Hey, did you hear... Apple is making a 7-inch iPad. Well, the top brass at least thought about it, this much we know. What might it look like if it ever comes to be? Well, if you're willing to be a ...
05:00 pm EDT - Sat, August 4, 2012
Engadget Alt-week 8.4.12: buckyballs, bosons and bodily fluids
Alt-week peels back the covers on some of the more curious sci-tech stories from the last seven days. Remember when we told you last week that we live in a strange world? Well, we had no idea what w...
04:00 pm EDT - Sat, August 4, 2012
Engadget IRL: Linksys E4200, Twelve South BookBook and Turtle Beach's XP400 headphones
Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment. Happy Satu...
03:02 pm EDT - Sat, August 4, 2012
Engadget Rethinking the robot hand at Harvard (video)
Should you ever find yourself needing to discuss the state of the robotic hand in the early 21st century, Harvard professor Robert Howe seems about as good a place to start as any. The professor fou...
02:22 pm EDT - Sat, August 4, 2012
Engadget Apple exec talks about the iPhone's early days, the secrecy of 'Project Purple'
The back and forth of Apple and Samsung's spat can be tiring, it's true, but the legal debacle has its moments. Cupertino's Scott Forstall, for instance, took the stand on Friday to give some insigh...
12:39 pm EDT - Sat, August 4, 2012
Engadget E Ink acquires SiPix, may dominate e-paper universe
If challenging E Ink's supremacy in the e-paper market was hard before, it just became Sisyphean. The company is acquiring e-paper module maker SiPix through a share buyout worth about NT$1.5 billio...
10:45 am EDT - Sat, August 4, 2012
Engadget Texas man foretells dire outcome: messages 'I need to quit texting,' before driving into ravine
Despite our love of gadgets, we're not willing to give any slack to people that text while driving, and for one good reason: it's freaking dangerous. You've heard the grim stories before, but few in...
08:28 am EDT - Sat, August 4, 2012
Engadget YouTube streaming Lollapalooza festival for those of us who can't be in Chicago
YouTube is plenty busy with a livestream of the Olympics in HD for Asian and African audiences, but it's keeping tabs on the scene in the states, too. The service is running a free, two-channel webc...
06:17 am EDT - Sat, August 4, 2012
Engadget IBM pushing System z, Power7+ chips as high as 5.5GHz, mainframes get mightier
Ten-core, 2.4GHz Xeons? Pshaw. IBM is used to the kind of clock speeds and brute force power that lead to Europe-dominating supercomputers. Big Blue has no intentions of letting its guard down when ...
04:43 am EDT - Sat, August 4, 2012
Engadget Verizon-branded Galaxy S III wireless charging kit starts showing up at retail stores
Back when we met the Galaxy S III for the very first time, Samsung promised a wireless charging solution would be coming soon to its sleek and potent slab. Unfortunately, Sammy's power-boosting comp...
03:27 am EDT - Sat, August 4, 2012
Engadget Seagate completes purchase of LaCie in quest to become king of the hard drive hill
The final price may end up being more than the initially proposed $186 million, but Seagate has successfully acquired a controlling share of LaCie stocks. The provisional price of €4.05 per sha...
02:53 am EDT - Sat, August 4, 2012
Engadget Researchers develop cell spray to repair hearts, healthy dose of electricity included
Spray-on solutions have found a place in green technology and even in transmitting radio waves, and they're no strangers to medical research, either. Researchers at the British Heart Foundation are ...
02:10 am EDT - Sat, August 4, 2012
Engadget Motorola RAZR V goes on sale at Bell, gives Canadians a thin slice of Ice Cream Sandwich
Bell's version of the Motorola RAZR V might not be the media darling that is the Atrix HD, but that shouldn't dampen the interest for Canadians that can at last buy what's potentially a slick deal f...
01:27 am EDT - Sat, August 4, 2012
Engadget Rumored HTC One X+ with 1.7GHz Tegra 3 revealed in NenaMark report?
We've heard murmurings of it before, but they've been just that. Now we've got the first shred of hard evidence that the fabled HTC One X+ is actually real. Rumored to be heading to T-Mobile (o...
12:48 am EDT - Sat, August 4, 2012
Engadget FCC Fridays: August 3, 2012
We here at Engadget tend to spend a lot of way too much time poring over the latest FCC filings, be it on the net or directly on the ol' Federal Communications Commission's site. Since we couldn't p...
12:12 am EDT - Sat, August 4, 2012
Engadget SLIPS liquid repeller is inspired by carnivorous plants, enemy to insects and graffiti artists alike
When a team of Harvard researchers wanted to create the ultimate liquid- and solid-repelling surface, they looked toward the Nepenthes pitcher plant, where curious insects check in and never check o...
11:38 pm EDT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Engadget Adafruit launches Raspberry Pi Educational Linux Distro, hastens our hacking
The Raspberry Pi is already considered a hacker's paradise. However, that assumes that owners have all the software they need to start in the first place. Adafruit wants to give the process a little...
11:07 pm EDT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Engadget Tweetbot for Mac's latest alpha adds experimental 'snap-together' column layout
Tweetbot's been offering a rough-around-the-edges alpha version on its upcoming refresh for a few weeks now, but it's the latest update that's caught our attention -- again. There's several substant...
10:19 pm EDT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Engadget Klipsch quietly teases new in-ear headphone lineup: S4 (II) series, S7i set arrive this month
Leave it to Klipsch to surprise us with new gear for our ears when we least expect it. Within the last day or so, the company quietly pushed a "coming soon" page live on its website chock full of ne...
10:19 pm EDT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Engadget Klipsch quietly teases new in-ear headphone lineup: S4 (II) series, S7i set to arrive this month
Leave it to Klipsch to surprise us with new gear for our ears when we least expect it. Within the last day or so, the company quietly pushed a "coming soon" page live on its website chock full of ne...
09:48 pm EDT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Engadget Pantech P9090 Magnus swings by FCC with AT&T LTE
Despite cranking out plenty of high-end devices in Asia, Pantech has built itself a reputation in the US as a budget OEM -- but continues to improve its products regardless. Having already proven it...
09:25 pm EDT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Engadget Apple SVP Eddy Cue wanted 7-inch iPad in 2011, internal email says
During today's proceedings at the Apple vs. Samsung patent infringement trial in Northern California, an internal Apple email came to light, where Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Serv...
08:56 pm EDT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Engadget Verizon survey reveals FiOS Companion Android tablet, aka the Motorola Corvair
While it hasn't actually started to roll out yet, one of our readers sent in pics of a Verizon FiOS survey gauging reactions to a new device that "may be available in the future" as the FiOS Compani...
08:19 pm EDT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Engadget BLU Products intros Vivo 4.3, says it's 'world's first' dual-SIM smartphone with Super AMOLED Plus
It feels like it was only yesterday that BLU was keeping us slightly occupied with its Studio 5.3 and TouchBook 7.3 devices, which, as you may or may not know, left us with somewhat of a bittersweet...
07:42 pm EDT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Engadget AT&T plans to shut down entire 2G network by 2017
AT&T has only just begun the transition away from 2G services with its spectrum refarming in New York City, but it now has a target end date to mark on the calendar: January 1st, 2017. Courtesy...
07:12 pm EDT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Engadget Kobo for Android gets updated with support for extra languages, more Facebook integration
App updates are always nice, right? Well, if you're an avid user of Kobo's intellectual offerings on Android handsets and slates, you'll be happy to know the all-things-eReader service has rolled ou...
06:49 pm EDT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Engadget Poll: Is Mountain Lion devouring your Mac's battery life?
We've seen plenty of users report that Apple's latest OS, Mountain Lion, has caused a massive drop in battery life. While we haven't been able to confirm any decrease in longevity with our own OS 10...
06:37 pm EDT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Engadget Samsung sends invites for August 15th event, Galaxy Note 10.1 unveiling?
Well, well, look what we have here -- an invite to a Samsung event on August 15th. Naturally, Samsung's not telling exactly what it'll be showing off, but given the drawing above, it seems certain w...
06:20 pm EDT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Engadget TouchPad gets an early taste of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean courtesy of CyanogenMod 10 (video)
Want the latest version of Android on your device? Sure, we all do, and despite HP having put the TouchPad out to pasture long ago, the modder community isn't giving up hope. One brave soul over at ...
05:59 pm EDT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Engadget French hackers connect a shock collar to a Sega Genesis, let obscenities fly (video)
There are masochists, and then there are masochists. We'd have to put French hackers Dyak and Furrtek in the latter category. The two ingenious and self destructive modders tweaked the beloved Sega...
05:35 pm EDT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Engadget Samsung demos its take on LTE Broadcast, edges closer to TV over 4G
There must be a resurgence of mobile TV in the works at Samsung. Just hours after it brought out the TV-equipped Galaxy S Lightray 4G, the company has confirmed (through partner Anritsu) that it's s...
05:00 pm EDT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Engadget How well can the MacBook Pro with Retina display handle Windows games?
After jumping the hurdles of our review gauntlet, the MacBook Pro with Retina display proved itself as a top-notch machine for the creative professionals it's geared towards, and anyone willing to p...
04:32 pm EDT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Engadget Intel, Acer, Qualcomm join Futuremark's 3DMark for Android development program
Benchmarking outfit Futuremark has announced that Intel, Qualcomm, Acer and SingTel-Optus are joining the development program for the company's 3DMark for Android. The quartet is in good company, jo...
04:07 pm EDT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Engadget RIM chief: we looked 'seriously' at Android, didn't want to join the herd
RIM's current CEO Thorsten Heins has been very candid about his company's plans and past, but he has usually given the impression that the company wouldn't even consider deviating from its one true ...
03:47 pm EDT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Engadget Android 4.1 Jelly Bean proven carrying rough but working code for multi-user support (video)
If there's ever been a persistent gripe among families sharing mobile devices, it's been the absence of multiple user profiles -- hand that iPad or Nexus 7 to Junior and you may have to play a spot-...
03:00 pm EDT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Engadget Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M5 review: an Ultrabook with discrete graphics (and an optical drive)
More Info Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 review Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M5 hands-on Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M5 Ultrabooks with Kepler graphics coming to the US for $680-plus The...
02:30 pm EDT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Engadget Engadget Podcast 304 - 08.03.2012
Another week sails by on the good ship The Engadget Podcast -- come aboard. We can print you a margarita. Hosts: Tim Stevens, Brian Heater Guest: Terrence O'Brien Producer: Trent Wolbe Music: Orbita...
02:02 pm EDT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Engadget Robot stock traders lose $440,000,000 in 45 minutes, need someone to spell it out
Humans never learn and apparently neither do robots. Autonomous trading AIs went on a spending spree at Knight Capital Group in New Jersey this week, buying up shares in everything from RadioShack t...
01:30 pm EDT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Engadget Distro Issue 51 arrives with an in-depth look at Apple's Mountain Lion
In case you hadn't heard, Apple released the latest version of OS X recently. As expected, the newfangled Mountain Lion operating system touts a number of added features -- some of which bring it ev...
01:16 pm EDT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Engadget MetroPCS outs Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G: 4.3-inch Super AMOLED, LTE and Dyle Mobile TV
Well, that didn't take long. Shortly after showing up in some leaked shots, Samsung's Galaxy S Lightray 4G is with us yet again, save for this time around it's an official appearance courtesy of Met...
01:02 pm EDT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Engadget Stompy gets off the ground with a Kickstarter: buy a ride on a 2-ton hexabot
In June we were promised a Kickstarter for Project Hexapod's 10-foot tall, two-ton Stompy. We're happy to report that Gui Cavalcanti and his cohorts (James Whong and Dan Cody) at the Artisan's Asylu...
01:00 pm EDT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Engadget Tritton Warhead 7.1 Wireless Surround Sound Headset for Xbox 360 review
This is for sure: if you're a gamer seeking a primo wireless surround sound headset, now is a very good time to buy. It's been less than two weeks since Astro Gaming's A50 wireless surround headset ...
12:24 pm EDT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Engadget Researchers use ambient WiFi radio waves to see through walls
Seeing through walls hasn't been a super hero-exclusive activity for a while now. According to Popular Science, however, University College London researchers Karl Woodbridge and Kevin Chetty have c...
12:01 pm EDT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Engadget Aussie regulator raps TV makers for touting 'WiFi ready' products
Sony, LG, Panasonic, Samsung and Sharp will no longer be marketing their TVs and Blu-Ray players as "WiFi ready" in Australia unless they're actually ready to connect to a WiFi network. Many product...
11:26 am EDT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Engadget Sanwa's iPhone pico projector gets spec bump, trebled brightness (video)
Sanwa has revamped the PRJ011 iPhone charging sleeve-cum-pico-projector we saw back in January. The new PRJ016 packs a 1,850mAh battery that can recharge your handset up to 80 percent and also power...
10:46 am EDT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Engadget YouTube refines homepage feed, adds highlights option
If your channel subscriptions were starting to get a little unwieldy, you might want to tinker with several new feed options rolling out to the site now. Accompanying bigger thumbnails with more det...
10:01 am EDT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Engadget Boeing, SpaceX reportedly win NASA 'space taxi' funding race
NASA has reportedly picked Boeing and SpaceX as the two companies to receive primary funding for the "Commercial Crew Program." The news was reportedly leaked to NBC News' Jay Barbree, but all parti...
10:01 am EDT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Engadget Boeing, SpaceX win NASA 'space taxi' funding race (updated)
NASA has reportedly picked Boeing and SpaceX as the two companies to receive primary funding for the "Commercial Crew Program." The news was reportedly leaked to NBC News' Jay Barbree, but all parti...
09:40 am EDT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Engadget Xiaomi Phone 2 may debut on August 16th, packaging will withstand 180kg of weight
Amid rumors that Chinese startup Xiaomi will soon be bringing out its next-gen Android smartphone, various spy shots have been circulating around the web. However, a company representative has alrea...
08:51 am EDT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Engadget Logitech launches TV Cam HD for living room video chats: built-in Skype, 720p, $200
If Cisco's ill-fated Umi video conferencing system had been more like this, would it have survived? Logitech is about to find out, one way or the other, once its TV Cam HD -- recently spotted at the...
08:29 am EDT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Engadget Unannounced Sony NEX-5R and NEX-6 could pack wireless connectivity
Sony's NEX camera series hasn't made much noise so far this year, aside from its new entry-level F3 model. But that's likely to change soon, with a pair of new mirrorless model numbers appearing in ...
08:29 am EDT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Engadget Unannounced Sony NEX-5R and NEX-6 cameras could pack wireless connectivity
Sony's NEX camera series hasn't made much noise so far this year, aside from its new entry-level F3 model. But that's likely to change soon, with a pair of new mirrorless model numbers appearing in ...
07:59 am EDT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Engadget Gameloft announces its first Unreal Engine-based Android game, you figure out what it is
Parisian gaming company Gameloft has pulled the wraps off its first Unreal Engine Android game, but is being rather coy about what it actually is. The teaser image -- which was released on the compa...
07:59 am EDT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Engadget Gameloft announces its first Unreal Engine game, you figure out what it is
Parisian gaming company Gameloft has pulled the wraps off its first Unreal Engine Android game, but is being rather coy about what it actually is. The teaser image -- which was released on the compa...
07:04 am EDT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Engadget Dropped calls, slow download speeds rank among top gripes of mobile users
Everyone has an opinion, and if they all stink, then Pew must have one hell of a tolerance for foul odors. The research group recently surveyed a number of mobile phone owners to determine their pri...
06:05 am EDT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Engadget ASRock Vision 3D 252B reviewed: a quiet, top-shelf HTPC worthy of the premium price
Sure, we know there's great temptation to go the DIY route when considering your next HTPC, but if you're looking for a small form factor solution, there are legitimate advantages inherent to prebui...
05:23 am EDT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Engadget Seedio app networks iDevices into loudspeaker, blasts music far and wide
Yearning to break free from earbud-induced isolation and spring towards a music listening experience with a social slant? Seedio for iOS can help. Built by a team of six developers, the app networks...
04:49 am EDT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Engadget Alvarez Electric Motors rolls out budget-friendly line of Eco vehicles
Sure, there's already a ton of electric rides out there, but some folks might not be interested in all those bells and whistles found in something like, say, that precious Tesla Model S or the upcom...
04:06 am EDT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Engadget Samsung confirms next Galaxy Note will debut at Mobile Unpacked event this month
Not that there was much doubt, but Reuters reports an unnamed Samsung spokesperson has revealed that yes, the next Galaxy Note will be unveiled at its Mobile Unpacked event in Berlin on August 29th,...
03:53 am EDT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Engadget Matrix One tablet goes on sale for an even more frugal $90
Direct Merchandise Marketing might not have the most alluring name as a tablet maker, but it still raised a few eyebrows with its Matrix One in June: it hoped to crack the $100 barrier while still p...
03:16 am EDT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Engadget Chameleon Android launcher appears, pre-orderers and Kickstarter backers get beta access soon
After a false start to its Kickstarter funding, the Chameleon launcher project for Android is finally arriving -- at least in beta form. It's currently ready for install from Google Play by anyone w...
02:26 am EDT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 available for pre-order from Negri Electronics, ship date set for tomorrow
Negri Electronics, the apparent one stop shop for hard-to-find tablets, is now offering pre-orders for Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 10.1. The listing -- which carries a heavy $750 price tag -- out...
01:32 am EDT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Engadget Honeywell next up to get a patent license from Microsoft, goes the Android handheld route
Stop us if you've heard this one before: a company that wants to start using (or keep using) a Google OS strikes a patent licensing deal with Microsoft to avoid the legal barrage that will invariabl...
12:55 am EDT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Engadget Theory of cliodynamics uses science to predict history, sees violence erupt in cycles
Ever get the feeling that you've seen it all before? University of Connecticut researcher Peter Turchin has, and he (along with Russian partners Sergey Nefedov and Andrey Korotayev) has even crafte...
12:02 am EDT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Engadget Judge rules against Apple in Kodak patent dispute, cites disruption to next week's auction
Is this Kodak's moment? It's sure shaping up to be, as Bloomberg reports the once prominent imaging company has just earned a slight, though significant courtroom victory against Apple. At stake is ...
11:34 pm EDT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Engadget Ting becomes first US MVNO to hop the Galaxy S III bandwagon, outlines its device roadmap
Ting has drawn a lot of attention among MVNOs for its unique mix-and-match approach to contract-free plans, but it's had to contend with some rather middling phones inherited from its network partne...
11:11 pm EDT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 310 - 08.02.2012
Since everyone loves (to hate) NBC's tape-delayed Olympics coverage we decided to push this latest episode of the podcast back a couple of days. Naturally the action from London and all of the discus...
10:44 pm EDT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Engadget Windows 8's stock apps get pictured, tease its final build
Microsoft might be wavering on the well established Metro moniker that it ascribes to its flat, live tile design aesthetic, but that doesn't make it any less pervasive in Windows 8's final build. Ca...
10:29 pm EDT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Engadget PSA: Verizon Galaxy Nexus owners now have direct access to Google Wallet
Nobody puts Google Wallet in the corner for long, not even Big Red. Though the carrier courted controversy late last year by withholding support for the burgeoning NFC-based platform amidst security...
10:04 pm EDT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Engadget Microsoft patent applications take Kinect into mobile cameras, movie-making
Microsoft has never been shy about its ambitions for Kinect's depth sensing abilities. A pair of patent applications, however, show that its hopes and dreams are taking a more Hollywood turn. One pa...
09:53 pm EDT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Engadget Microsoft downplays Metro design name, might face a lawsuit over all that street lingo
If you've seen most of Microsoft's design language for nearly three years, there's only one word that sums it up: Metro. In spite of that urban look being the underpinning of Windows Phone, Windows ...
09:40 pm EDT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Engadget Rovi lands Google Fiber patent license deal, keeps program guides flowing
Rovi considers itself the master of TV program guides everywhere -- even if some disagree -- so it's almost inevitable that the company would negotiate a new patent license with Google. The deal pu...
09:12 pm EDT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Engadget Onyx Ashanti's beatjazz music machine does everything, looks good too (video)
Onyx Ashanti has sent us over a demo of his beatjazz controller, and we have to marvel at the direction he's taken with this custom electronic music machine following more modest efforts. Onyx's 3D-...
08:29 pm EDT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Engadget Boeing prepares to deliver United's 787 Dreamliner, we climb aboard for a tour
Boeing's 787 Dreamliner is the hottest bird in aviation, and while the American-made airliner has already taken flight with passengers aboard, it has yet to land with US-flag air carrier livery alon...
08:29 pm EDT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Engadget Boeing prepares to deliver United's 787 Dreamliner, we climb aboard for a tour (video)
Boeing's 787 Dreamliner is the hottest bird in aviation, and while the American-made airliner has already taken flight with passengers aboard, it has yet to land with US-flag air carrier livery alon...
08:25 pm EDT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Engadget KDE 4.9 arrives, wants to show off its stability
While its austere naming structure may not endear itself to alliteration fans, KDE 4.9 has arrived with a raft of improvements designed to impress Linux users. It's the first release since the forma...
08:04 pm EDT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Engadget Google takes one giant leap: now lets you Street View the Kennedy Space Center
Today's a stupendous day for lovers of the one and only National Aeronautics Space Administration -- nearly half as great as when we took you inside Kennedy Space Center shortly after it had opened ...
07:40 pm EDT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Engadget Editorial: HTC's departure from South Korea proves a tough fight for foreign brands
HTC's closure of its South Korean office may seem yet another blow to the company this year, but don't be alarmed: we saw it coming. It's a given that Peter Chou's gang is cutting back in response t...
07:20 pm EDT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Engadget Valve says NVIDIA's the best, Steam and Left 4 Dead for Linux coming along nicely
The godfather of Linux, Linus Torvalds, may think that NVIDIA is "the worst," but Valve respectfully disagrees. The company has been working closely with the manufacturer, as well as AMD and Intel, ...
06:56 pm EDT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Engadget ARM claims new GPU has desktop-class brains, requests OpenCL certificate to prove it
It's been a while since ARM announced its next generation of Mali GPUs, the T604 and T658, but in the semiconductor business silence should never be confused with inactivity. Behind the scenes, the ...
06:29 pm EDT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Engadget Updated Verizon Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean binaries added to AOSP
CDMA variants are, invariably, the redheaded stepchildren of the Nexus line. That is to say, those units nearly always trail behind their GSM counterparts where updates and official support are conc...
06:00 pm EDT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Engadget Parrot Zik by Starck review: Is $400 worth it for the fanciest, techiest headphones around?
You do know that Parrot makes more than just the AR.Drone, right? It was at CES earlier this year that we first caught a glimpse of -- and subsequently began geeking out about -- the Parrot Zik by S...
05:41 pm EDT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Engadget Archos Child Pad gets capacitive screen upgrade, minor price hike to $140
Parents who've already purchased Archos' 7-inch Child Pad may be feeling somewhat miffed, as its screen's been upgraded from resistive to capacitive just two months after launch. There's no such thi...
05:15 pm EDT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live today at 1:45PM ET!
Why are we going even earlier this week? Scheduling issues? The element of surprise? Broken clocks? Only Tim, Brian and Terrence know for sure -- and perhaps you will as well, if you tune in at 1:45...
04:57 pm EDT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Engadget HTC Rezound finally ready to receive Android 4.0 update
Just a couple days short of its latest deadline, the HTC Rezound now appears to be ready to be knighted with Ice Cream Sandwich via an OTA update. Verizon has taken to its official site to publish u...
04:37 pm EDT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Engadget Denon intros Cocoon Home and Portable AirPlay docks, will transform songs into musical butterflies
Denon's got a snazzy new pair of iPhone speaker docks to show the world -- the Cocoon Home and Cocoon Portable. The Home features AirPlay streaming from iPhones, iPods, Mac and PCs through 100 watts...
04:11 pm EDT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Engadget Embracing geotagging: how to journal your trips (and contribute to Google Earth) with snapshots
Geotagging. It's not exactly a long, lost art, but it's certainly not something most folks bother to do after a trip. Avid travelers, hikers and the general outdoorsy crowd have been embracing the f...
03:45 pm EDT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Engadget Aereo unveils free trial and new prices for its NYC-based internet TV service (video)
Broadcast-streaming startup Aereo is busting out tweaked price plans and a free trial for New Yorkers to try the service gratis for an hour a day. $8 per month will buy you unlimited access, live pa...
03:28 pm EDT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Engadget Time Warner Cable lost 169,000 subscribers, spares DirecTV's blushes
TWC pushed out its second quarter results, showing it's following the trend of shedding customers without hurting the bottom line. It took in $5.4 billion in revenue for the three month period -- wi...
03:12 pm EDT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Engadget O2 announces Pocket Hotspot device, wants to keep you connected at all times
O2 hasn't exactly given many options to those looking for an internet-sharing mobile device, but today the Euro telco's announcing a miniature Pocket Hotspot that should solve some of those troubles...
02:57 pm EDT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Engadget Lacie USB 3.0 RuggedKey now shipping: $40 for 16GB, $70 for 32GB
Encountered much violence lately? Then consider yourself a target for Lacie's new ruggedized USB 3.0 stick, which is now available at the company's online store. Yes, it's as fat as it looks in the ...
02:39 pm EDT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Engadget Nixeus shows off 27-inch IPS Vue monitor with 2560 x 1440 resolution, $430 price
Greenhorn Nixeus, perhaps better known for media streamers, has jumped headfirst into the display market with the 27-inch IPS Vue model boasting a 2,560 x 1,440 pixel WQHD resolution and priced at $...
02:21 pm EDT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Engadget Save the date: Samsung Mobile Unpacked 2012 IFA event set for August 29th
You know it's nearly time for IFA 2012 when Samsung starts sending out the Mobile Unpacked invites. The event, famous for launching the phablet-defining Galaxy Note just one year ago, is scheduled ...
02:05 pm EDT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Engadget AT&T agrees to acquire NextWave for $600 million, gobbles up WCS and AWS spectrum
AT&T's making no secret of the fact it wants to snatch up as much spectrum as it possibly can, so news of the company's proposed acquisition of NextWave Wireless doesn't result in much of a shoc...
01:48 pm EDT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Engadget InterDigital wins appeal in never-ending Nokia patent battle
We'll leave labeling of InterDigital to the individual -- whether you prefer patent troll or non-practicing entity, the semantics don't concern us. What does concern us, however, is the IP firm's on...